L_Cranston_Shadow t1_jd9lle2 wrote

Not likely, unless you try it in a poor or less populated area. It would be incredibly risky to try to stick it in your pocket and go through a metal detector or a millimeter wave scanner, also known as an Advanced Imaging Technology (AIT) machine, and plastic explosives stick out like a sore thumb on even the older x-ray machines, and especially the newer CT machines that modern airports in wealthier and more developed countries use for baggage, and at least in the US, increasingly (smaller versions of) at checkpoints.


L_Cranston_Shadow t1_j7xfsv3 wrote

And not invading one sovereign country illegally (Tibet), committing cultural genocide against them, and plotting to do the same to another one (Republic of China aka Taiwan), which has more of a right to the Chinese mainland and heritage than the current PRC regime does.


L_Cranston_Shadow OP t1_j6j72nf wrote

Usually I would say we have nothing on Delaware, when it comes to keeping companies from being held responsible, but thanks to the oil, gas, and chemical companies that are the lifeblood of Galveston and the bay, there is no accountability anymore. Every few years one of the refineries catches fire and/or explodes, and still nothing is done. It also doesn't help that our legislature only meets every two years and that the victims are poor and predominantly African American.


L_Cranston_Shadow OP t1_j6j668v wrote

Yeah, what is up with your mineral companies in general. It very much seems to harken back to the empire and the scramble for Africa wherein countries grabbed huge chunk of "empty" (as in empty of white Europeans) land, then handed out charters to businessmen to exploit huge parts and sectors of it. The most well known one is the Congo, but I think South Africa and Australia were essentially settled under similar systems (albeit with a bonded labor force in large parts of Australia).


L_Cranston_Shadow OP t1_j6ipda4 wrote

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>A federal appeals court rejected Johnson & Johnson‘s plan to use a legal strategy to push about 38,000 talc lawsuits into bankruptcy court, hampering the controversial tactic the company and a handful of other profitable businesses have used to move mass personal-injury cases to chapter 11.
>The Third U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Monday dismissed the chapter 11 case of J&J subsidiary LTL Management LLC, which the consumer-health-goods giant created in 2021 to move to bankruptcy court the mass lawsuits alleging its talc-based baby powder products caused cancer.
>The unanimous ruling was a rebuke to an emerging corporate restructuring strategy in which companies facing mass tort litigation invoke a Texas law to create a new subsidiary with minimal business operations and make it responsible for tort liabilities before putting that subsidiary in bankruptcy.
>A J&J representative didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment Monday. The company has denied that its talc products are unsafe and said resolving the tort claims in a chapter 11 plan was more efficient and fair for injury claimants than litigating or settling each claim one by one.