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Nonilex

@Nonilex@masto.ai

… paring down time on social media … Fully migrated to mastodon now that the bird self destructed. Though if you want to view my old posts, same username.

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Nonilex, to random
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Taxes. Yeah I’m a procrastinator, also (sorry dad, maybe you just wanted alone time?) they just aren’t that hard. Still, depressing … Gonna take Linus for a walk. It’s sunny & raining. I’ll look for the rainbow, the yellow brick road? Pot of gold? Whatever.

Nonilex, to Arizona
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restrictions in & will increase the distance to the nearest abortion clinic for millions.
Courts in AZ & FL have moved to further restrict in the aftermath of ’ June 2022 decision that overturned the landmark 1973 ruling that had legalized abortion nationwide.
AZ’s top court on April 9 revived a on nearly all abortions under a state dating to 1864, 48 yrs before it gained statehood.

https://www.reuters.com/graphics/USA-ABORTION/DISTANCE/jnvwxorwkpw/

Nonilex,
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’s near-total means that any woman who wants/needs to end a pregnancy must leave the state to do so unless her life is determined at risk.

's top court on Apr 1 cleared the way for a -backed banning after of pregnancy, down from 15 wks, to take effect in May.

FL’s law means that women after 6 wks - before most know they are pregnant - would need to leave the state to do so.

Nonilex,
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The 2 rulings put the 2 states in the “most restrictive” category for #AbortionAccess & policies, acc/to the Guttmacher Inst, a research & policy org that advocates for #ReproductiveRights & tracks #abortion #access.

The rulings could lead to the closure of reproductive #health #clinics in the 2 states.

#Florida’s new restrictions would put the #Miami & #Tampa metro areas -w/a combined population of ~9M people- >500 miles from the nearest clinic in a state w/o a near-total or 6wk #AbortionBan.

Nonilex,
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The Nov 5 could change the state of play in the 2 states. ’s top court approved a asking whether to amend the to bar that “prohibit, penalize, delay or restrict ” before fetal viability “or when necessary to protect the patient's .”

Nonilex,
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In , advocates have said they gathered enough signatures to create a that will ask whether to amend the state constitution to prohibit any “, regulation, policy or practice” interfering w/ before fetal viability or later if needed to “protect the life or physical or mental of the pregnant individual.”

Nonilex, to worldwithoutus
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The dispatched Gen , its top commander for the to on Thurs, after President stated that, despite recent friction, American support for Israel “is ironclad” in the event of an attack by .


https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/11/world/middleeast/israel-iran-hamas-strikes.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare&sgrp=c-cb

Nonilex,
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Iran’s leaders have repeatedly vowed to punish #Israel for an April 1 strike in #Syria that killed several snr Iranian commanders. Israel has put its military on alert, & #Biden said on Wed that #Iran was threatening a “significant” attack.

Gen #MichaelKurilla the American commander, will coordinate w/Israel on what is widely expected to be imminent retaliatory action by Iran & will also discuss the #war against #Hamas in #Gaza & #humanitarian #aid operations there….

#geopolitics

Nonilex,
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PM Benjamin of acknowledged on Thurs that Israel was facing “challenging times,” noting that “in the midst of the war in ” his country was “also prepared for scenarios involving challenges in other sectors.”

“We have determined a simple rule: Whoever harms us, we will harm them,” he said while visiting an air base, using language that has been used in recent days to refer to threats from & its proxies, including .

Nonilex, to Texas
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Is Accused of Secretly Denying Liver

A is investigating whether a altered a list to make his patients ineligible for care. A disproportionate number of them have died while waiting for new .


https://www.nytimes.com/2024/04/11/us/organ-transplants-houston.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share&referringSource=articleShare&sgrp=c-cb

Nonilex,
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For decades, Dr. J. Steve Bynon Jr., a in , gained accolades & national prominence for his work, including by helping to enforce professional standards in the country’s sprawling system.

But ofcls are now investigating allegations that Dr. Bynon was secretly manipulating a government database to make some of his own patients ineligible to receive new livers, potentially depriving them of lifesaving care.

Nonilex,
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-Texas Med Ctr in , where Bynon oversaw both liver & kidney prgs, abruptly shut those down in the past wk while looking into allegations.

Thurs, the ctr, a UTexas teaching , said it had found evidence a in its liver transplant prg had effectively denied patients transplants by changing recs. Ofcls ID’d the dr as Bynon, who is employed by U Ctr & has lead Mem Hermann’s abdominal transplant prg since 2011.

Nonilex,
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It was not clear what could have motivated Dr. Bynon to possibly tamper w/the records.…

…In recent yrs, a disproportionate number of #MemorialHermann patients have died while waiting for a liver, data shows. Last yr, 14 patients were taken off the center’s waiting list because they either died or became too #sick, & its mortality rate for people waiting for a #transplant was higher than expected, acc/to the Scientific Registry of #TransplantRecipients, a research grp.

#law #medicine #ethics

Nonilex,
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…Ofcls began investigating after…a complaint. An analysis found what the called “irregularities” in how were classified on a for liver . When place a patient on the list, they identify types of they would consider, incl’g age & weight.

Hospital ofcls said they found patients had been listed as accepting only donors w/ages & weights that were impossible—for instance, a 300-lb toddler—making them unable to receive any transplant.

Nonilex, to iowa
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#IowaSupremeCourt weighs whether 6-wk #AbortionBan can take effect

#Iowa’s Supreme Court heard oral arguments Thurs in a case that could decide the future of #abortion in that state, the latest in a series of #legal battles that threaten abortion #access across the country during a historic #election year.

#law #ReproductiveRights #WomensHealth #AbortionIsHealthCare #AbortionRights
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2024/04/11/iowa-abortion-ban-court/

Nonilex,
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At issue is a ban passed by the legislature last July that restricts the procedure after 6 wks of pregnancy…. #PlannedParenthood & others immediately sued to block the #law & won a preliminary injunction from a lower court.
During the…hearing in DesMoines, the justices on #Iowa’s highest court asked lawyers for each side how the state’s past #abortion rulings —which in recent yrs narrowed #protections for abortion—apply to the pending law.
#AbortionBan #ReproductiveRights #AbortionIsHealthCare

Nonilex,
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The #Iowa justices questioned whether the case should be sent back to the district court for further arguments & review.
“Every justice on this court has recognized that the state plays a vital role in protecting unborn life. The legislature & the governor agree,” Solicitor Gen Eric Wessan said in his opening stmnt. He urged the 7 justices, all of them #Republican appointees, to rule so that the #6weekBan can proceed.

#law #AbortionBan #WomensHealth #AbortionIsHealthCare #AbortionRights

Nonilex,
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For now, remains in up to 22 wks of pregnancy. The , if upheld, would limit the procedure to a time frame in which many women don’t yet know they are . It has limited exceptions for & or if the woman’s life is in danger.
This latest legal battle comes at the end of a flurry of abortion developments nationwide that could have major implications for the presidential election in Nov.

Nonilex, to DaftPunk
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is tightening his stranglehold on the congressional ’s policy agenda as he reshapes Republican lawmakers’ party orthodoxy on & issues.
Trump’s sway was on full display Wed as the tried to take up a bill intended to unite the party. Then, hrs after Trump pushed to “kill” the Surveillance Act reauthorization, 19 did just that.

https://www.politico.com/news/2024/04/11/trump-tightens-stranglehold-on-congressional-gop-00151629

Nonilex,
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He’s also successfully nudging most to accept his call to abandon a national standard — what was once a consensus position in the . That’s on top of ’s long-standing opposition to new , which remains stalled on the Hill.

So far, Trump is showing more proclivity for blocking GOP policy proposals than shaping them affirmatively, such as the bipartisan deal that he stopped earlier this year.

Nonilex,
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But even ’s …support for higher , a…rebuke of past stances on , aren’t drawing the friendly fire as they did during his 1st term.

The signs all point to a far more Trump-ified Washington until the Nov election, & a super-charged one should he win…. Many snr who served as establishment bulwarks against his influence are retiring or ceding power, … e.g. , …. And recruits are filtering into every 2 yrs.

Nonilex, to Ford
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A -winning political resigned Tues from the board of the , blasting the group for in rejecting critic as the recipient of its top yearly award.

claimed that Cheney’s nomination for the Gerald R Medal for Distinguished was nixed largely out of that Trump would against the org if he’s reelected.


https://www.politico.com/news/2024/04/10/david-hume-kennerly-liz-cheney-gerald-ford-foundation-00151480

Nonilex, to MIguns
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Thurs, the admin announced they are closing what is known as the #"GunShowLoophole," by tightening up the definition of what it means to be "engaged in the business" of selling .

The has just implemented a change in the federal register language, which was previously more specific to who was selling guns, & the agency did it in accordance w/the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, passed in 2022.


https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/biden-administration-close-gun-show-loophole/story?id=109109314

Nonilex,
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By being more specific & precise in the definition, admin ofcls on a call w/reporters said it would require more people to register for a federal selling & run a background check on the person they are selling to.

said in a statement he has spent time w/people who lost loved ones to , & that he is taking action to make sure fewer guns are sold w/o .

Nonilex,
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"This is going to keep out of the hands of domestic & . And my Administration is going to continue to do everything we possibly can to save lives," he said. " needs to finish the job & pass now.”

The final rule was signed off by AG .

Nonilex,
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“It will also close the & it closes the fire sale loophole as well by clarifying how dealers who go out of business or lose their must go about liquidating their inventory,” told reporters. “Under this , it will not matter if are sold on the internet, at a gun show or in a brick & mortar store, if you sell guns [you] must conduct .”

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