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TO THE HOPPER - DRAFT

Talossan Holiday (TBD): TO LOSE A LOUIS

Whereas a pint's a pound the world around (when using US volume) and,

Whereas there's an anecdote that a Louis was at one point defined by the price of a US pint of domestic draft beer at a bar run by Fritz von Buchholtz and was equivalent to 59 bence (now rounded up to 60), and

Whereas, many individuals could stand to have less body mass, even temporarily, and

Whereas, there's always a need for donated blood, typically taken as a pint, and

Whereas, a pint can be reintroduced carefully at a variety of fine establishments, thus

BE IT RESOLVED THAT (DATE) is TO LOSE A LOUIS DAY where Talossans are encouraged to lose one louis of weight and one louis of volume and donate blood and then replace it with a liquid refreshment of their choice.

I last did this on Veterans/Rememberance day, and plan to do it again on Groundhog Day so this will be still in the hopper, but perhaps we can find an appropriate date on the Talossan Calendar to introduce the concept.

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An admirable sentiment, but:

1) For a lot of us, it's not healthy to lose weight.
2) Many of us are barred from donating blood, especially gay men.

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An admirable sentiment, but:

1) For a lot of us, it's not healthy to lose weight.
2) Many of us are barred from donating blood, especially gay men.

There's so much to learn from Talossa... never was aware of the second facet (again the bigots would cry that am speaking as a homophobic).
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An admirable sentiment, but:

1) For a lot of us, it's not healthy to lose weight.
2) Many of us are barred from donating blood, especially gay men.

There's so much to learn from Talossa... never was aware of the second facet (again the bigots would cry that am speaking as a homophobic).

The weight loss thing was tongue-in-cheek, loss of one pound of water weight typically replaced even after a donation as they want you to drink or eat in a recovery area at most donation centers.

It is quite understandable that for any given charitable activity, some may not be able to participate directly, but perhaps can do other things for good.

The US Red Cross estimates that only about 3% of people in the US donate blood.  If Talossa could get 10 more beyond me out of the 180 citizens to do so, we would be at double that amount.

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I appreciate the whimsical and amusing nature of this bill, and I am glad to see people having fun with this sort of stuff.
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In support of this proposed legislation, I went to Children's Hospital in Denver today and donated a pint of whole blood.

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In support of this proposed legislation, I went to Children's Hospital in Denver today and donated a pint of whole blood.

Now that the Hopper is for the People has passed, I solicit a member of the Ziu to sponsor this bill.

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Although I'm not convinced I will vote for this bill, I am happy to sponsor it to be Clarked for reasons of participatory democracy.

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Offline Dr. Txec Róibeard dal Nordselvă, Esq., O.SPM, SMM

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Although I'm not convinced I will vote for this bill, I am happy to sponsor it to be Clarked for reasons of participatory democracy.

I won't Clark this bill in its current form. It has things like TBD and (DATE) in it. If it is revised, I will place it on the next Clark.
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