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Duke Lacrosse

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Advocate for all people who are falsely accused of crimes.

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Obama trades Seoul to North Korea for return of USS Pueblo

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Obama announced today that a deal had been struck with North Korea to trade the South Korean capital of Seoul to secure the safe return of the USS Pueblo, a U.S. Navy spy ship held captive since 1968.

Standing next to the ship’s christener, Mrs. Dorothy Duvall of Palm Beach, Florida, the president told reporters at the Rose Garden ceremony he decided to act when he learned of the ship’s “rapidly deteriorating condition.”

“Could we someday regret handing over the capital city of an important ally to its mortal enemy? Absolutely. Might this encourage more mischief by North Korea? Maybe. Was it worth it? You betcha,” the president said.

“Let me be clear. It has been an ironclad tradition of the Navy, going back to when the USS Chesapeake struck to HMS Leopard in spite of Commodore Barry’s order not to ‘give up the ship,’ that we make a promise to never leave a ship behind.”

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Posted by Duke Lacrosse | Sat Jun 7, 2014, 11:13 AM (28 replies)

Should the law prohibit discriminating against people who have funny names?

People cannot choose the names that they are given at birth.

Suppose your name is inherently funny though unintentionally, e.g. Gay Hooker, Hugh Jass, Mike Rotch, Roman Holiday, or Tim Burr. Clearly those names could be detrimental to someone who is seeking employment.

Yes, a person can have his or her name legally changed, but that costs money.

My dad knew a man named Mike Weebie. He married a woman named Phoebe, so she became Phoebe Weebie. She had a doctorate degree and started a successful business, but every one laughed at her!

On the other hand actors Slim Pickens, Peter O'Toole, and Rip Torn became famous partly for having funny names, in addition to their estimable talents.

Should people with funny names be made into a protected class?
Posted by Duke Lacrosse | Thu Jun 5, 2014, 11:00 PM (11 replies)
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