12 laws

  • Brand New
  • Your Favorite Weapon
  • Triple Crown Records
  • 2001 [2011 reissue]
  • 03152-1
  • 12”
  • 33 rpm
  • Album
  • Gatefold, includes lyric sheet and download code card
  • Significant track: “Jude Law and a Semester Abroad”
  • The Sound Garden, Baltimore, MD

12 top law scholars say Donald Trump could defy the Constitution his first day in power

No, President-elect Donald Trump will not be selling his businesses.At least that’s the latest leading assumption, according to the Wall Street Journal’s Monica Langley, who told CNN as much on Thursday.That was the day Trump originally said he’d unveil plans to leave his business, with “legal documents” to take him “completely out” in a “major news conference” — just ahead of the Electoral College vote on Monday.But then on Dec. 12, just three days before the conference, that unveiling was pushed back to January.In short, Trump isn’t promising key details until after the electors seal the deal. Read more.
Egypt toughens penalties for FGM
Egypt has brought into effect an amended law that toughens penalties on those who perform female genital mutilation, a practice that reportedly affects over 90% of Egyptian women, the health ministry announced.
By Sarah Sirgany, for CNN

“The government this week told both state and privately-run health facilities that medics who carry out the procedure could now face up to 15 years in jail. Parents who subject their daughters to circumcision could get a three-year prison sentence. “The prosecutor general issued a memo to all prosecutors, emphasizing the importance of investigating all FGM cases,” Mayssa Shawky, the deputy health minister, told CNN on Wednesday by phone.

Before the amendment, the law defined FGM as a misdemeanour with a maximum sentence of three years in prison. It was rarely applied. Only two cases involving FGM-related deaths were referred to court since the law was issued in 2008. In light of the recent amendments, passed in the parliament in August, FGM is now considered a felony, with a minimum penalty of five years in prison. “

The Law That Could Allow Trump To Shut Down The US Internet
In a pair of recent essays, Timothy Edgar, the academic director of law and policy at Brown University's Executive Master in Cybersecurity program, has outlined the legal basis for how a President Donald Trump could potentially shut down the U.S. internet in response to a national [...]
By Sean Lawson

I know we don’t need more to panic about in this age of Hell President Orange Lord English, but this shit is scary and we need to watch out for it…


12 Days of Gif-mas

First Coffee, Then Talk

A/N: Looks like we’re all suckers for Barba and his coffee…

Bitter January wind whipped at your cheeks as you ducked your chin further into your scarf, boot heels clicking as you hurried down the sidewalk. You held a coffee carrier in one gloved hand, paper bag in the other, the smell taunting your senses as you pushed the courthouse door open with your hip. 

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12 Laws of Karma

1. The Great Law

“As you sow, so shall you reap.”

Whatever one puts out into the Universe will come back to them.
To receive happiness, peace, love, and friendship, one must be happy, peaceful, loving, and a true friend.

2. The Law of Creation

Life requires our participation to happen. It does not happen by itself.
We are one with the Universe, both inside and out. Therefore, surround yourself with what you want to have in your life and be yourself.

3. The Law of Humility

One must accept something in order to change it.

4. The Law of Growth

“Wherever you go, there you are.”

It is we who must change and not the people, places or things around us if we want to grow spiritually.

5. The Law of Responsibility

If there is something wrong in one’s life, there is something wrong in them.
One must take responsibility for what is in one’s life.

6. The Law of Connection

The smallest or seemingly least important of things must be done because everything in the Universe is connected. Each step leads to the next step, and so forth and so on.
Neither the first step nor the last are of greater significance. They are both needed to accomplish the task.
Past, Present, and Future are all connected.

7. The Law of Focus

One cannot think of two things at the same time.
If our focus is on Spiritual Values, it is not possible for us to have lower thoughts like greed or anger.

8. The Law of Giving and Hospitality

If one believes something to be true, then sometime in their life they will be called upon to demonstrate that truth.
Here is where one puts what they claim to have learned into practice.

9. The Law of Here and Now

One cannot be in the here and now if they are looking backward to examine what was or forward to worry about the future.
Old thoughts, old patterns of behavior, and old dreams prevent us from having new ones.

10. The Law of Change

History repeats itself until we learn the lessons that we need to change our path.

11. The Law of Patience and Reward

All Rewards require initial toil.
Rewards of lasting value require patient and persistent toil.
True joy comes from doing what one is supposed to be doing, and knowing that the reward will come in its own time.

12. The Law of Significance and Inspiration

One gets back from something whatever they put into it.
The true value of something is a direct result of the energy and intent that is put into it. Every personal contribution is also a contribution to the Whole. Lesser contributions have no impact on the Whole, nor do they work to diminish it. Loving contributions bring life to and inspire the Whole.

Oh great

My in-laws were supposed to leave Thursday morning. But K just was surprised by that saying she thought they were leaving Wednesday and my FIL just looked at her and said “it’s up to you”. The 🙄 is getting harder and harder to not 😒 and I’m pretty sure I’m one more incident away from shifting to 😠


12/100 days of productivity
march 12th 2017

I almost completely solved the case I’m working on!! 🎉 Also I’m currently working on some mid-term goals such as a scholarship, extracurricular activities for the next semester, and a year abroad after my fourth semester - which is still wayyyyy ahead but still! 😊
(Btw totally didn’t miss yesterday nope not at all 😇)

hope you’re all doing fine, pals ✨📚