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Nail polish, Undercover Colors, and Hearsay

Ok, I’m going to be a law school nerd for a second. So you know that new company, Undercover Colors? If you don’t, my understanding is that it’s basically a small company working on making nail polish that can detect date-rape drugs, i.e. roofies, by dipping your fingernail (which has the dried nail polish on it) into your drink. The idea is that it will change colors in the presence of said drugs. They’re still in development.  It seems like an interesting idea.  There are apparently variations of this idea already out there, but they have not been made available to the wider public for one reason or another.

Hypo: Assume it’s out on the market and it works. We get a case where a girl used the nail polish on her finger to detect those drugs in her drink. Her nail polish changes to those indicative colors. [Bad things happen, much to her protest.] Fast forward, we’re in court, and prosecution wants to bring this evidence in to prove the defendant intended to have those bad things happened. Defense objects: hearsay, it was offered for the truth of the matter asserted.

So, would it be hearsay? How would we get around that issue? Maybe I should ask my professor? How would this even be “evidenced?”

Holy crap! Chemerinsky!!

Holy crap! Chemerinsky!!

Halo halo with the boss :)

Halo halo with the boss :)

The pictures are kinda blurry but the ant was moving too fast. The ants get really big here @_@

This is me harnessing the power of the desert heat to turn my car into an oven. I made sundried tomato and apple chips.

rasenth:

I felt so angry at the UCSB massacre (an article about this incident and a script of his video’s speech) and the sexism we’re blind to everyday so I drew about my opinions on sexism to channel my rage.

I’m very happy the #YesAllWomen tag is going strong on U.S. Twitter right now. :D

Men AND women, society in general, needs to change the way it thinks about everything related to gender. Whether you want to call it roles, standards, customs, stereotypes, or what have you; we need to re-evaluate what we still consider the givens in gender relations.  It’s not that we need to totally get rid of everything, but a lot of the old notions need to be updated.  No, even “updated” is not quite the right word.  I guess the proper way to explain the situation )as I understand it) is that our old notions need to catch up to reality.

I think it should also be made clear that having a preference or a style unique to you is different from the issues this (what I’m calling an) infographic is trying to address.  I’m not sure if this is technically an “infographic,” but it is graphic in that it consists of illustrations and it is informative in that it is informative. This is a very good infographic by the way.  

I hope the people most directly affected by this event can find peace.  I doubt any of us can really understand what they’re going through.  My heart goes out to them all.  There really is no excuse for what happened.  No matter what your story or disposition, you make your own choices.  You cannot blame others for your choices.  

(via princelesscomic)

coolchicksfromhistory:

Kwon Ki-ok (1901-1988)
Art by Sushu Xia (tumblr)
Born and raised in Pyongyang, Ki-ok spent time in prison as a young woman because of her involvement in anti-colonial protests.  She eventually fled Japanese controlled Korea and moved to China.  With the approval of the Korean Provisional Government, Ki-ok entered the Republic of China Air Force School in 1923 and graduated in 1925.  She was the first Korean women to hold a pilot license.
Ki-ok served in the Chinese Air Force until 1945, eventually reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  Ki-ok then returned to Korea where she helped found the Republic of Korea Air Force.  During the Korean War, she served in South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense before retiring from public service.

Gotta rock the Korean pride.

coolchicksfromhistory:

Kwon Ki-ok (1901-1988)

Art by Sushu Xia (tumblr)

Born and raised in Pyongyang, Ki-ok spent time in prison as a young woman because of her involvement in anti-colonial protests.  She eventually fled Japanese controlled Korea and moved to China.  With the approval of the Korean Provisional Government, Ki-ok entered the Republic of China Air Force School in 1923 and graduated in 1925.  She was the first Korean women to hold a pilot license.

Ki-ok served in the Chinese Air Force until 1945, eventually reaching the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.  Ki-ok then returned to Korea where she helped found the Republic of Korea Air Force.  During the Korean War, she served in South Korea’s Ministry of National Defense before retiring from public service.

Gotta rock the Korean pride.

lastrealindians:

We are reaching out on behalf of concerned relatives who’ve reached out to help locate their loved one. She was last spotted in Spirit Lake Devils Lake ND; Possibly headed to Poplar Fort Peck MT area. Somebody knows something, do the right thing and call in info, please.

lastrealindians:

We are reaching out on behalf of concerned relatives who’ve reached out to help locate their loved one. She was last spotted in Spirit Lake Devils Lake ND; Possibly headed to Poplar Fort Peck MT area. Somebody knows something, do the right thing and call in info, please.

(via sephiramy)

Can you do the two step?