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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

An alleged scheme to pay off women to fabricate sexual assault allegations against Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been referred to the FBI for further investigation, a spokesman for the special counsel's office told The Atlantic. "When we learned last week of allegations that women were offered money to make false claims about the Special Counsel, we immediately referred the matter to the FBI for investigation,"


#10 As usual has no idea what he is spouting off about


Overall the weight of these studies and others points strongly toward a biological basis for gender dysphoria.

That said, this may be one area where Trans people may have to wait for culture to evolve past gender based athletic competitions. Genderless weight class and/or level of experience designations would be far more meaningful for pretty much all of these individual sports competitions.

#2 It's a chapter 11 bankruptcy (reorganization), not a chapter 7(liquidation). Under Chapter 11 the corporation will still exist and have to meet most contractual obligations (such as warranties.) Chapter 11 allows the company to reorganize it's debt structure with court supervision and approval. Warranties would almost certainly be one of the obligations that would have to be satisfied as a cost of operations under the reorganization plan.

"In addition, the company was authorised to continue paying employee wages and benefits, as well as to honour member programmes such as warranties and promotions."

Most people think of our bankruptcy laws a some kind of "scam" and certainly they can be scammed by a strategic defaulter, but overall, the bankruptcy system exists specifically to protect the other statekholders in a commercial enterprise. Shareholders and bondholders can just go fight things out in court, or they can afford to take the L. Consumers, suppliers and employees kind of need the machine to keep functioning in some fashion, at least until they can prepare for the possibility of liquidation down the road. A pay cut is better for the employee stakeholders than a pink slip.

Sears will honor it's warranties. Or whomever buys Sears assets (should a chapter 7 eventually follow) will likely be compelled by the bankruptcy trustee to assume these kinds of liabilities as well.

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