TX Sex Toy Ban Lifted
Posted by crataegus in government 10 years ago
It's been on the state's law books for more than 30 years, but now the ban on the sale or promotion of sex toys in Texas has been overturned by a federal appeals court.  
 
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the Texas law making it illegal to sell or promote obscene devices. That law carried a sentence as long as two years in jail. According to the court decision, the Texas law violates the right to privacy guaranteed under the 14th Amendment.  
 
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That's not to say that the Discovery Institute and other ID proponents have packed up and called it a day; instead, they seem to simply be changing tactics. Recent developments indicate that the next wave of anti-evolution agitation will take a two-pronged approach. The first will be to try to foster doubt regarding evolution during high school education, while the second aims to explicitly carve a space for ID proponents at the college level by pressuring for their inclusion as a form of academic freedom.  
 
Michael Behe is a well known professor that advocates intelligent design. He was the key witness in the Dover ID trial as seen on Nova last night.  
 
 
While we respect Prof. Behe's right to express his views, they are his alone and are in no way endorsed by the department. It is our collective position that intelligent design has no basis in science, has not been tested experimentally, and should not be regarded as scientific.  
 
"It appears that ABC Radio has caved to an organization that condemns talk radio hosts like me, but has never condemned Hamas, Hezbollah, and one that wouldn't specifically condemn al-Qaida for three months after 9-11," he said.
This Link Is NOT Safe For Work, Or The Squeemish.  
I am sorry if this offends anyone, But you do have the right NOT to click it.  
 
I really don't understand Why Women do this.  
Ok..ok.. The Clitoral piercing is ok.. in fact i think it is kinda cute and non-obstructive. A Nipple or two is fine too. BUT THIS is just Silly.  
 
Very Graphic!!!  
Very NSFW or Children or The Elderly or people who don't like blood.
On January 23, 1960, the Trieste reached the bottom of the Challenger Deep in the Pacific Ocean's Marianas Trench and set a deep-diving record -- 35,810 feet -- that will likely never be bested. No one has even tried. In fact, in the nearly 40 years since, no person has plunged to within 10,000 feet of the record.  
 
 
Neat little flash animation of dive here