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    Quote Originally Posted by MrMaxperson View Post
    Maybe you missed the part where the amount they pay if they go to trial is capped, but settlements are not. It's going to be cheaper for the Congressmen to go to trial than it is to settle in many cases.
    This doesn't hold with available facts. Thise facts being that settlement is far, far more common in these cases not involving Congress because it's usually cheaper. Trials are very expensive to defend, and you risk a very damaging payout if you lose. Add to this that the political costs of a public court battle for harrassment or abuse likely spells the end the gravy train that is a Congressional seat.

    What this means isn't more trials than settlements, but that the free ability to misbehave and not pay for it is over. In other words, the incentive to avoid trial before wasn't the payout cap, but the desire to avoid piblic embarrassment and loss of electability. That hasn't changed.
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    I think ovi's right.

 

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    @Ovinomancer this is an article I thought you might enjoy. Maybe not, I dunno, but it struck me as both interesting and somethig you might get something from as well.
    I like hats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mistwell View Post
    @Ovinomancer this is an article I thought you might enjoy. Maybe not, I dunno, but it struck me as both interesting and somethig you might get something from as well.
    Heh. Read that last week. It's pretty much a cult with a nasty case of middle schools.
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    I think ovi's right.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mistwell View Post
    @Ovinomancer this is an article I thought you might enjoy. Maybe not, I dunno, but it struck me as both interesting and somethig you might get something from as well.
    Can't speak for Ovi, but I enjoyed the read!
    I wouldn't even censor you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nail bunny View Post
    Can't speak for Ovi, but I enjoyed the read!
    Of course a white supremist like you would enjoy a read about someone being manipulated to internalize the oppression of the system and see anything desirable in the corrupt world we live in. If he isn't just some sockpuppet in the first place.

    Do I need to put a smiley in here somewhere? Nah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mustrum_Ridcully View Post
    Of course a white supremist like you would enjoy a read about someone being manipulated to internalize the oppression of the system and see anything desirable in the corrupt world we live in. If he isn't just some sockpuppet in the first place.

    Do I need to put a smiley in here somewhere? Nah.
    Well. That made me cum.

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