Latest HB2 repeal effort bars local bathroom regulations but allows nondiscrimination ordinances — A bipartisan group of state House members has filed another bill to repeal House Bill 2, the state law that limits LGBT rights. The legislation would also prevent cities and counties from regulating bathroom and locker room access but would allow them to pass nondiscrimination ordinances.
Published: 2008-04-19 10:07:25
Updated: 2008-04-19 10:07:25
Posted April 19, 2008
By Jerry Grugin
MIKE MOSS SAYS: Jerry, It's hard to think of clear benefits that tornadoes might have as a class that wouldn't be part of overall thunderstorm benefits like providing rainfall, fixing nitrogen (through lightning processes), providing wind that transports pollen and seeds, etc. I suppose you could stretch a bit in an ecological sense and consider some tornadoes as renewal agents that clear tracks through some wooded areas to create temporary meadowlands, allow sunlight to shaded areas and perhaps increase biodiversity, in a similar sense as with some forest fires. Of course, when tornadoes destroy property and cause injuries or death, it is very hard to put a positive spin on that, although one could conceivably stretch again for economic benefits that might accrue to those with construction and repair businesses, building supply companies and building materials producers, and those in the medical services and supply industry. It is an interesting thought exercise - if anyone has more ideas on this, feel free to add them in comments...