prima facie

Latin Phrases Everyone Should Know

Carpe Diem: Seize the day (probably written on a white board in a classroom somewhere)

Caveat Emptor: Let the buyer beware (on legal stuff)

Cogito, Ergo Sum: I think, therefore I am (something profound to impress your friends)

In Absentia: While absent (also on legal stuff e.g., trial in absentia)

In Flagrante Delicto (my favorite): In flaming offence or in the act of a crime (as said in Clue)

Ipso Facto: By that very fact (used in philosophy, law, and science)

Mea Culpa: By my fault (as said in V for Vendetta)

Persona Non Grata: An unwelcome person (diplomatic term)

Prima Facie: On first view (another legal term)

Post Mortem: After death (as said on detective shows)

Pro Bono: Done without charge

Quid Pro Quo: Something for something, this for that (as said in Silence of the Lambs)

Tempus Fugit: Time flies (song by Miles Davis)

Terra Incognita: Unknown land

Vox Populi: Voice of the people (as said in V for Vendetta)

anonymous asked:

Lawyer Au: Okay but imagine after an incredibly heated case Yuri drags Otabek to the bathroom and starts yelling at him so Otabek shuts Yuri up by kissing him and that's how they end up having their first unintentional makeout session

AYYYYYY. I am 300% here for this. 

  • Imagine if it’s during a court recess, though. And Yuri and Otabek both have to go back to the trial right after they have their unintentional make out session!
  • Yuri is probably willing his face not to go red the entire time, and Otabek is studiously trying to avoid having to look Yuri in the face. Their co-counsels probably notice, and ask them about it, only to get ignored (Otabek) or snapped at (Yuri). 
  • They meet each other in the lift, after, both headed to the car park as they’re leaving the court, and hoo boy, the sexual tension in the lift is A+++, 11/10 would not want to be in that lift at the same time. 
  • And really, it’s kind of inevitable that Yuri takes Otabek home with him. He’s an adult, he’s allowed to have a one-night stand with a hot lawyer.
  • (It does not, in fact, turn out to be a one time thing, but the point is at that all material times, Yuri intended for it to be a one time thing, and surely that counts as a point in his favour?)

albaharuland  asked:

Hi! I wanted to ask about fantasy world building based on a mix of cultures, even if those cultures are totally different. For example, a country that has an architecture based on egyptian and arab art, or one that is a mix between indian and russian architecture. I dont know if that would be appropiation or offensive, or how to avoid it or doing it in a respectful way. Also if there is a problem only using the art part and having a different made up traditions/lore (thanks for your time!)

On Combining Cultures Respectfully, Art, and Architecture

“Does it make sense within the world”

Avatar: the Last Airbender mixes Inuit and Japanese culture. Is this any form of sensical in the modern world? Sort of, with how there’s a language link between Siberia and the Canadian Arctic. Does it make sense within the confines of A:tLA? Absolutely yes.

I’m not against the concept of cultural blending. It just has to be sensical within the world itself. They might not be neighbours in the real world, but if you end up with a culture that’s “ocean-heavy Arctic on top of Asia”, then Inuit+ Japan makes tons of sense. But had it been even “continental Arctic”, then the Inuit influence would’ve barely made any sense at all, because they’re really not a continental people.

-Mod Lesya

Like mixed-race characters, blending real-world cultures in fantasy isn’t prima facie a problem, but you’d better make sure it makes sense within the world you’re constructing.  Lots of times authors fall prey to the “Rule of Cool” and just throw in things they think are neat without thinking about how they could have reasonably got there.

In the cases you mentioned, there are some historiocultural overlaps between Indian and Russian cultures (for instance, similar building materials, similar types of timbers in temperate parts of India and southern Russia, very deep cultural roots shared between Slavic and certain Indic cultures, etc.) that would give you a foundation to build on.  Other times shared cultural aspects have a common but non-native root—for instance the Russian onion dome and characteristic Indian Taj Mahal-style dome may have a shared origin in Islamic and Middle Eastern architecture.  Islamic culture is native to neither India nor Russia, but it touched and influenced both areas extensively.

Similar constraints hold for Egyptian and Arab art and architecture.  They used similar building materials but produced different results because the culture and artistic preferences were historically different, but we know that Arab culture strongly influenced Egyptian art and architecture in the Islamic period (think going from pyramids to Graeco-Roman amphitheaters to mosques and minarets, but all made out of limestone, mud brick, and very little wood).  Saladin Ahmed’s fantasy novel(s) feature an Islamic/Middle Eastern-influenced culture built on top of a dead Ancient Egypt-analogue [Nikhil’s note: I’m reading this right now and it’s awesome and you should too].

But regardless of the cultural influence, the material culture stays similar in place—in some Indo-Russian hybrid you might be looking at imported marble and precious stones for those buildings whose patrons could afford it, provided they have access to those materials either through production or trade, but for poorer constructions you’re looking at local building materials—so maybe thatch and half-timber framing and wattle-and-daub in Indo-Russia, or stone and mud brick in a desert environment like Arabegypt.  Art and architecture are functions of culture, and culture as a primitive exercise arises from the local environment, since it’s only once you get to the level of at least an organized economic community that outside trade starts to be a significant factor, which would facilitate creating art and architecture that would be exotic to the local environment.

-Mod Nikhil

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Montana election results: Gianforte wins, apologizes for alleged assault on reporter

  • Republican Greg Gianforte won Montana’s special election Thursday, defeating Democrat Rob Quist by a slim but comfortable margin.
  • Gianforte’s win comes a day after he was charged with assaulting Guardian reporter Ben Jacobs at a campaign event, allegedly body slamming Jacobs for asking a question about the GOP health care plan.
  • During his acceptance speech, Gianforte apologized to the Guardian reporter who he was charged with assaulting. Read more (5/25/17)

Will Gianforte be convicted of assault? Here’s what Montana criminal lawyers say.

  • Now that the election results are in, the question still remains whether Gianforte will be convicted of assault. Two Montana criminal lawyers contacted by Mic differed over whether it was likely to happen.
  • “Montana’s assault statute is very broad,” Brett Schandelson, of Tipp Coburn Schandelson P.C., said in an interview. The statute covers both threatening words and threatening actions. “It doesn’t seem there’s any dispute that he actually placed hands on Jacobs,” he said. “It does appear that there’s a prima facie case of assault.” Read more (5/26/17)

Gianforte’s win isn’t all good news for Republicans

  • Gianforte may have won, but experts warn the GOP not to take the victory as a sign their party will fare well in the 2018 midterm elections.
  • Political analysts say Gianforte’s six-point win over Democrat Rob Quist shows proof of eroding GOP support, given that Trump carried the state by a 20-point margin in the election a little more than six months ago.
  • A swing of that size in such a short period of time suggests a climate that could put Republican control of the House in jeopardy. Read more (5/26/17)
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  • 1.De la ce vine numele blogului tau?
  • 2.Cand l-ai facut?
  • 3.De ce l-ai facut?
  • 4.Care este blogul tau preferat?
  • 5.Iti place sa primesti mesaje de la followeri?
  • 6.ce fel de mesaje iti trimit?
  • 7.Iti pasa de problemele lor pe care aleg sa ti le impartaseasca?
  • 8.Ai prieteni?
  • 9.Care e persoana care ti.a schimbat viata? (asta daca a fost cineva)
  • 10.Care e cel mai bun prieten al tau pe care l.ai cunoscut pe tumblr? (daca ai cunoscut o asa persoana)
  • 11. Care e cel mai bun prieten din viata reala?
  • 12.Esti la fel si in realitate?
  • 13.Blogul tau exprima gandurile tale? Pe toate?
  • 14.cum era inainte de Tumblr?
  • 15. Ce crezi despre Tumblr?
  • 16.Ce crezi despre oamenii materialisti?
  • 17.inca mai iubesti un fost/fosta?
  • 18.Ai prieteni buni? sau doar prieteni falsi?
  • 19.caini sau pisici?
  • 20.Ce animal de companie preferi?
  • 21.Cum a fost vara asta pentru tine?
  • 22.Ce ti.ai fi dorit sa faci vara asta si n.ai facut?
  • 23.esti fericit/a ca se termina vara?
  • 24.ce faci cand esti trist?
  • 25.Ai pe cineva care iti asculta problemele si te ajuta?
  • 26.Preferi sa spui ce te framanta sau te interiorizezi?
  • 27.Acum esti in depresie?
  • 28.Ce vrei de la viata?
  • 29.O dorinta de.a ta?
  • 30.o poza cu tine? (daca vrei)
  • 31.Cum te vezi?
  • 32.Exista relatii perfecte? De ce?
  • 33.Ce fel de muzica asculti?
  • 34.Preferi muzica la casti sau tare?
  • 35.Iti pasa de parerile celorlalti?
  • 36.Sunt oameni care te critica? De ce?
  • 37.Melodia ta preferata?
  • 38.Lucruri la care tii?
  • 39.Persoane la care tii?
  • 40.Pesoane care tin la tine?
  • 41.Ce vezi cand te privesti in oglinda?
  • 42. Preferi ziua sau noaptea?
  • 43.Au fost nopti in care n.ai dormit din cauza cuiva?
  • 44.Te-ai simtit singur/a printre prieteni?
  • 45.Parintii tai te inteleg?
  • 46.Cui ii spui cand ai o problema?
  • 47.De ce ai nevoie in acest moment?
  • 48.Cum te simti?
  • 49.Esti genul de persoana care spune ca e bine , dar defapt nu e?
  • 50.Ce aduce fericirea?
  • 51.Ai motive sa fii fericit/a?
  • 52.Ai motive sa fii trist/a?
  • 53.Singur/a sau ai pe cineva?
  • 54.Piesa ta preferata?
  • 55.Poti spune ca cunosti bine o persoana?
  • 56.Iubesti?
  • 57.Ai vrea sa iubesti?
  • 58.Ce poate desparti 2 oameni care se iubesc?
  • 59.Cui ii spui "Buna dimineata!" prima data?
  • 60.Ce faci de obicei intr.o zi obisnuita?

Question time! Nu va fie frica sa intrebati!

  • 1.De la ce vine numele blogului tau?
  • 2.Cand l-ai facut?
  • 3.De ce l-ai facut?
  • 4.Care este blogul tau preferat?
  • 5.Iti place sa primesti mesaje de la followeri?
  • 6.ce fel de mesaje iti trimit?
  • 7.Iti pasa de problemele lor pe care aleg sa ti le impartaseasca?
  • 8.Ai prieteni?
  • 9.Care e persoana care ti.a schimbat viata? (asta daca a fost cineva)
  • 10.Care e cel mai bun prieten al tau pe care l.ai cunoscut pe tumblr? (daca ai cunoscut o asa persoana)
  • 11. Care e cel mai bun prieten din viata reala?
  • 12.Esti la fel si in realitate?
  • 13.Blogul tau exprima gandurile tale? Pe toate?
  • 14.cum era inainte de Tumblr?
  • 15. Ce crezi despre Tumblr?
  • 16.Ce crezi despre oamenii materialisti?
  • 17.inca mai iubesti un fost/fosta?
  • 18.Ai prieteni buni? sau doar prieteni falsi?
  • 19.caini sau pisici?
  • 20.Ce animal de companie preferi?
  • 21.Cum a fost vara asta pentru tine?
  • 22.Ce ti.ai fi dorit sa faci vara asta si n.ai facut?
  • 23.esti fericit/a ca se termina vara?
  • 24.ce faci cand esti trist?
  • 25.Ai pe cineva care iti asculta problemele si te ajuta?
  • 26.Preferi sa spui ce te framanta sau te interiorizezi?
  • 27.Acum esti in depresie?
  • 28.Ce vrei de la viata?
  • 29.O dorinta de.a ta?
  • 30.o poza cu tine? (daca vrei)
  • 31.Cum te vezi?
  • 32.Exista relatii perfecte? De ce?
  • 33.Ce fel de muzica asculti?
  • 34.Preferi muzica la casti sau tare?
  • 35.Iti pasa de parerile celorlalti?
  • 36.Sunt oameni care te critica? De ce?
  • 37.Melodia ta preferata?
  • 38.Lucruri la care tii?
  • 39.Persoane la care tii?
  • 40.Pesoane care tin la tine?
  • 41.Ce vezi cand te privesti in oglinda?
  • 42. Preferi ziua sau noaptea?
  • 43.Au fost nopti in care n.ai dormit din cauza cuiva?
  • 44.Te-ai simtit singur/a printre prieteni?
  • 45.Parintii tai te inteleg?
  • 46.Cui ii spui cand ai o problema?
  • 47.De ce ai nevoie in acest moment?
  • 48.Cum te simti?
  • 49.Esti genul de persoana care spune ca e bine , dar defapt nu e?
  • 50.Ce aduce fericirea?
  • 51.Ai motive sa fii fericit/a?
  • 52.Ai motive sa fii trist/a?
  • 53.Singur/a sau ai pe cineva?
  • 54.Piesa ta preferata?
  • 55.Poti spune ca cunosti bine o persoana?
  • 56.Iubesti?
  • 57.Ai vrea sa iubesti?
  • 58.Ce poate desparti 2 oameni care se iubesc?
  • 59.Cui ii spui “Buna dimineata!” prima data?
  • 60.Ce faci de obicei intr.o zi obisnuita?
Nowhere else in the Constitution does a ‘right’ attributed to 'the people’ refer to anything other than an individual right. What is more, in all six other provisions of the Constitution that mention 'the people,’ the term unambiguously refers to all members of the political community, not an unspecified subset… The Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms… The very text of the Second Amendment implicitly recognizes the pre-existence of the right and declares only that it ‘shall not be infringed.’
—  Justice Antonin Scalia on The Second Amendment.

anonymous asked:

Pah, I'd cheat you out of your castle in the blink of an eye.

You’d find that hard, since I do understand contracts, I read everything very carefully, and I have a high attention to detail. And even if I were to sign something fraudulent, it would be a simple matter to contest the contract and reclaim ownership.

Given that a magic tree created the castle specifically for me, I would have a prima facie claim to ownership, and the onus would be upon you to prove I willingly and knowingly agreed to the terms of the contract. Not to mention my standing as a princess, and my duties being directly tied to the castle itself. You would not find any arbiter willing to judge in your favor.

I must say I am disappointed by the sentiment, regardless of its feasibility. Just imagine the harm it would do to Equestria if I could not perform my duties. I mean, somepony already tried to interfere with the map for selfish reasons and almost ended up destroying Equestria.

Perhaps you should rethink your life, if owning a castle is something you value above ponies’ safety and well-being. I can’t imagine you’d be very pleasant to deal with, you should try being a better pony and make some friends. Otherwise, I think you’d find having a castle isn’t worth anything with nopony to share it with. Just a great deal of emptiness.

Nowhere else in the Constitution does a ‘right’ attributed to ‘the people’ refer to anything other than an individual right. What is more, in all six other provisions of the Constitution that mention ‘the people,’ the term unambiguously refers to all members of the political community, not an unspecified subset.  The Second Amendment extends, prima facie, to all instruments that constitute bearable arms. The very text of the Second Amendment implicitly recognizes the pre-existence of the right and declares only that it ‘shall not be infringed’.
—  Justice Antonin Scalia on The Second Amendment

I have come to realize something that is still hard for me to understand to this day. The following may be a shock to some coming from an African American, but the mere fact that it may be shocking to some is prima facie evidence of the sad state of affairs that we are in as Humans.

I used to be so torn inside growing up. Here I am, a young African-American born and raised in Brooklyn, NY wanting to be a cop. I watched and lived through the crime that took place in the hood. My own black people killing others over nothing. Crack heads and heroin addicts lined the lobby of my building as I shuffled around them to make my way to our 1 bedroom apartment with 6 of us living inside. I used to be woken up in the middle of the night by the sound of gun fire, only to look outside and see that it was 2 African Americans shooting at each other.

It never sat right with me. I wanted to help my community and stop watching the blood of African Americans spilled on the street at the hands of a fellow black man. I became a cop because black lives in my community, along with ALL lives, mattered to me, and wanted to help stop the bloodshed.

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PRIMA FACIE

The first temptation is the purest
Wine
Into my mouth
Ruin me
Like that again

Shyness afraid
Boxes protect me

Poisoned chalice
In which I was the idiot
Lovely possibilities
Come home to breed

Before eighteen
Always destined for this
I had experienced love
But never on a scale like that
When I wouldn’t walk away unscathed

I was bound to be burnt
Crawling off her face
Onto the shadow
The fields
Of red
Come
To take my home
And rewrite the person I used to be
Proud to have changed
But not of these memories
Which boil inside my shell

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Maynard, Iowa
Population: 518

“The plat was recorded October 16, 1873, and the village was named in honor of Henry Maynard, at the suggestion of the president of the railroad company. The first residence on the town plat was erected and occupied by Joseph Hadden, but the first building was a grain warehouse.

The disappearance of Daniel Schuck, in October, 1877, was the first real sensation in the quiet little town. Schuck was a bachelor living alone, but during the season of 1877 he had a hired man named Christ Kraft, who lived with him. Schuck was last seen on the 17th of September and on the 19th Kraft began hauling grain to Maynard and sold it. He alleged that Schuck had sold him the farm, but had misrepresented financial conditions, stating that there was a five hundred dollar mortgage on the farm. then there was one thousand dollars against it. Kraft soon rented the place to another man and disappeared from the community. A legal proceeding was instituted, but no cause of action was developed, and neither party to the tragedy has ever been seen in the vicinity. The claim of Kraft that he had purchased the farm was not sustained in law, and an administrator settled the estate of Daniel Shuck, his continued absence being, in law, prima facie evidence of his death.”