Defense-Law

Okay, but Garak and Jadzia eating lunch together just so they can gossip about everyone else on the station.

people need to stop saying that the accords were bad because the Avengers were put in prison. Like have you even read the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights???? 

I am assuming most people haven’t so I’m just going to highlight a few things here: 

Article 5.

No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Article 6.

Everyone has the right to recognition everywhere as a person before the law.

Article 7.

All are equal before the law and are entitled without any discrimination to equal protection of the law. All are entitled to equal protection against any discrimination in violation of this Declaration and against any incitement to such discrimination.

Article 8.

Everyone has the right to an effective remedy by the competent national tribunals for acts violating the fundamental rights granted him by the constitution or by law.

Article 9.

No one shall be subjected to arbitrary arrest, detention or exile.

Article 10.

Everyone is entitled in full equality to a fair and public hearing by an independent and impartial tribunal, in the determination of his rights and obligations and of any criminal charge against him.

Now, all UN legislation has to be compliant to these rights (among other things). Let me repeat that:  ALL UN LEGISLATION HAS TO BE COMPLIANT TO THESE RIGHTS. 

It is literally impossible for the Avengers to be imprisoned for a long period of time WITHOUT a trial. Yes, they can be held in jail until the date of a trial is set and then they can remain in jail until the day they are tried (just like any other human being). And yes, they need a higher level security prison to hold criminals that hold so much power, but, to assume that the Avengers were gonna be kept in that prison without a trial is literally laughable.

Now, since it is a high level prison, it is obvious that they have spent some time thinking where they would contain them. It is obvious that they were planning to use this jail if any of the Avengers actually went rogue, which in turn means the prison MUST pass the conditions established by human rights law across the world. 

So let’s break down the prison, shall we? 

The location is unknown but it is held underwater. This is not in violation to any rights, given that it does not break the “Accommodation for prisoners shall provide adequate cubic content of air, floor space, lighting, heating and ventilation” clause. The place has ventilation, will obviously have heating if needed, and lighting was rather good. The room sizes themselves were rather spacious, which, again, more than complies with International regulations. 

Next we see that the rooms themselves are reinforced, which comes as no surprise considering who they are dealing with. This too does not go against any clauses under the article  of Right to an Adequate Standard of Living. 

Then we have to consider Wanda’s collar. It seems to be able to give out an electrical charge if necessary to stop her from using her powers. Now, given that it is not actively harming her, nor is it affecting he mental capabilities, one could legally make the argument that it does not fall under torture as described under the charter (act by which severe physical or mental pain or suffering is intentionally inflicted on a person, other than that which is inherent in or incidental to lawful sanctions). Of course, one could also argue that if this has been legally sanctioned, then the use of the collar is lawful and therefore does not break human rights laws. Not only that, but under the charter, strong forms of physical force ARE allowed IF the situation requires it (i.e. someone is trying to break out), but of course an investigation will follow to see if it was truly required. It is also important to note that, given the fact that they have not been given a trial as of yet, it is impossible to determine the legality of that damn thing so an argument could be made that it is indeed immoral (though, as I stated before, it cannot currently be said that it is torture). 

Apart from that, they have done nothing to these people. Let me repeat that: they have done NOTHING to the former avengers. 

Furthermore, the US secretary of State would NOT be in control of the prison and the fact that Ross decided to just incarcerate them there without giving the movie audience much of an explanation calls into question the very fact of its authenticity; meaning, we do not know if this is just Ross acting on his own. 

Regardless of whether it is Ross or not, governmental institutions are in their right to imprison those that have broken international law. Let me repeat that: Once international law has been broken, governments around the world have the right to take action and no, not because it is your favorite character means they don’t deserve to go to prison. 

Did the movie try to paint the prison in a bad light? Yes. Did the Russo brothers know about international law and actually thought through the viability of a prison like that? No they did not. Did they take the time to actually show us a more realistic process of legal processing? No, fuck no. Is it okay for them to have been imprisoned without trial? It actually is, IF a trial was promised and a date was set. You CANNOT legally imprison ANYONE unless they have had trial, so, again, the prison wasn’t so much a product of the Accords as it was just a physical show of the Russo’s vast ignorance and desire to produce cheap, idiotic and nonexistent issues. 

Heroes Rise

So I just finished Heroes Rise series from Choice of Games, and though I reset like a million times it was really really nice and I hope the author tackles more stuff like this!

Why to play Heroes Rise (it’s an app but it costs money now a total of about $8 but I bought the first part back in the good ol days when CoG games were free ;v;):  

- Interesting and twisting storyline 

- You play as a hero will maaaaagical powers

- CREATE YOUR OWN CHARACTER

- LGBT and you can play as a nonhetero character

- Choose whether to be Famous/Just, Lawless/Lawful, Offensive/Defensive, Soloist/Teamplayer, Feared/Revered, Popular/ Underdog, etc with other stats.  So basically you can be everything from the D&D alignment system really.

- You can do the romance with people and the game gives you plenty of room to speculate how they look

- Feels like reading a book like all other Choice of Games games

- All the choices in your hands all the ways you can screw yourself over

- Drama

- Social issues in general

- Cults

- Setting in the future so its Sci-Fi

- Nice and long

So if you have a bit of money to spare on an app, buy the first part of the trilogy for less and if you like it, buy the rest of the series :v

(plus this series needs a bigger fandom)

$400

That is the total cost of getting a concealed-carry permit in my state (Illinois).

$250 for a 16-hour course (which I will tell you now, I can teach in about an hour), plus a $150, non-refundable “application fee.”

Both of these fees are non-refundable, and do not guarantee that I will be allowed to CC a firearm, subject to a closed review by state police. I am not allowed to appeal, to receive a reason why or inquire as to why, if I am denied.

I am also forced to wait 2-6 months due to no other reason than bureaucracy.

If you include the time I’m wasting at the 16-hour course, using my normal going rate, that’s another $300.

Then I have to pay a FFL for a transfer ($30, thankfully since I know a nicer gentleman who runs a FFL out of his home; normally this is more like $45) as well as shipping, since legislation has destroyed competition in the market, and thereby raised local prices. 

Since I’ll want a pistol that’s relatively reliable, I’ll end up spending about $300-500 minimum on a pistol, not including holster, self defense ammo, and range time.

A minimum of $1000 to be able to legally defend myself; $400 of which is literally just paperwork, and the kicker; I can’t legally concealed carry if I take any trains, public transport, or go almost anywhere in the city. 

I also am not legally allowed to utilize a laser-sight (which would improve my per-shot accuracy and ability to be accurate under stress) on my concealed pistol.

I implore anyone, if they can, to explain to me how any of the above is reasonable.

anonymous asked:

Hello, sorry to bother you but you seem like the person to ask. One of my friends hunting dogs just passed away due to an accident, and I was going to offer to buy the body off of him. (Buy because he doesn't have a super huge connection to his hunting dogs and he needs to invest in buying and training a new one). I know it's illegal to sell and buy dog and cat pelts, but if this any different? He might just give the dog to me, but I'm not sure what exactly I should do! Thank you so much.

It’s a grey area law wise, there’s no “You can’t sell whole dead domestic animals” specification, but honestly no. Grey area or not, if you’re dragged to court for it and your only defense is “Well the law about selling and buying doesn’t say I can’t buy or sell their whole bodies”, then you’re probably not going to win. It specifies that you can’t sell the skin or pelt, but just because the skin is on the body doesn’t mean it isn’t skin anymore. You’re still buying it.

Like it’s really up to you whether or not you want to take that risk. If he doesn’t care about the dog that much then he shouldn’t have a problem just letting you have it. If you want to help him pay for a new hunting dog, just help him pay for it on your own. 

This isn’t something I can answer for you, honestly. Here are the links to the laws, it’s up to you to decide whether or not you want to do it.

https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/111/hr2480/text

https://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/text/19/1308

I feel the need to add, this isn’t an open door for people to debate with me about this. I’m not interested in hearing the different “oh but this etc. etc.” stuff. This is just personal opinion and I encourage anyone that’s confused to read the laws and make a decision for themselves. 

@adms-inkwill making a separate post so it doesn’t get like, super long.

Anyway, what you described, while hurtful, isn’t oppression. Day to day bases of people thinking ignorant thoughts like being ace is a mental illness or that they’d die alone are just a general basis of misconception that can be solved with education. Generally, I’ve seen acceptance of what aro/ace is more than Ive seen for LGBT people. I didn’t feel comfortable about coming out as a lesbian within the same group that had someone out as ace. 

Issues that the LGBT community faces need more than just educating the masses since we’re a hypervisible community. The general population knows what gay & trans people are, there have been laws put into place that allow us to be discriminated against or even get us killed. (i.e trans/gay panic defense laws, anti-sodomy laws, the fact that gay marriage wasn’t legal until 2 years ago, the whole shit Trump is trying to pull, ect,) Oppression is entirely system based, incorporating laws and various means of allowing us to be killed without consequence either by starving us out by preventing us from getting jobs, or murdered without the perpetrator seeing so much as a prison wall.

And, no matter how much people do not want to be harmful to LGBT people, cishets inherently oppress us since we live in a homophobic and transphobic society. Negative heteronormative and cisnormative views are constantly being thrown at us by a multitude of media outlets and perpetuated by those who don’t even mean to. I’m misgendered every day, it’s always assumed that I’m straight and the idea of me being straight was forced onto me for my entire life. My grandma, who tries to be as supportive as possible, talked about how seeing gay couples on TV made her uncomfortable without knowing I’m a lesbian.

Trans and gay people are constantly portrayed as disgusting, immoral, or downright wrong by religions in churches, how we’re framed in the news or have our identities erased (ie. news stations misgendering people who’ve been murdered & dehumanizing them), or all the way down into children’s media portraying us as jokes starting from a young age. There isn’t a basis for ace people being portrayed in that way.

Most other people I speak with who are LGBT talked about how they used to deal with internalized homophobia/transphobia forced onto them from society. I’ve seen some ace ppl use the argument that they’ve felt broken, but the same can be said for those who suffer from mental illnesses or trauma but that doesn’t make em LGBT -shrug-

And even then, if aces are oppressed, they’re still not inherently LGBT. They don’t suffer from homophobia or transphobia.

ALSO I forgot to add but, again, people do not inherently benefit from having sexual attraction. If aces are oppressed then people who aren’t ace would be their oppressor, right? That, again, can’t really happen since there’s the issue of oversexualization that men of color, women of color, lesbians, trans women face that dehumanizes them. It’s not inherently a benefit to experience sexual attraction