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Generals » Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General) » Post 131187

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From @ChrChristensen on twitter:
“Sweden is in the Top 10 countries in the world in terms of firearms per capita, but you are 14 times less likely to be killed in Sweden with a gun than you are in the US. Sweden has gun control.
Getting gun in Sweden: apply w/police after 6 months active membership in registered gun club. May not be carried in public. Gun safe required. Hunting in Sweden: written theory test (70 questions, min. 60 correct); 3 different practical tests (security, accuracy); license.
Don’t let gun nuts bullshit you about Europeans “having their guns taken away.” Germany, Sweden, Finland, Norway all have many legal weapons. Gun control is about testing, training, licenses and restricting access to high-powered weapons no civilian should have.
Swedes treat guns like any other dangerous instruments that require knowledge, training & responsibility. Like cars. Swedish driving test is very difficult. Result? Sweden one of lowest road fatalities per capita in world despite harsh winter climate. 4x lower than US.
Here’s my favorite argument against gun control: “Gun control laws don’t work because criminals don’t follow the law.” Shit, well, in that case, let’s get rid of Stop signs, traffic lights and drunk-driving laws. Because, you know, criminals will always break the law. Idiotic.
Traffic laws exist to regulate behavior of people who are perfectly law-abiding. Not just nut-cases who want to drive drunk. Speed limits, traffic lanes, Stop signs, driving tests are set to reduce deaths among usually good, honest citizens. Same principle with gun control.
The Big Lie of gun lobbyists is about self-protection & they point at Europe. Here’s a secret: US w/the most guns in the world and the UK w/very few guns have the same per capita homicide rate using knives. Now, how is that the case if guns protect you? Because it’s bullshit.
In all of 2021, 46 people killed in Sweden (pop. 10.3 million) with a firearm: one of worst years on record. That’s 0.44 per 100,000 people. In 2020, the rate in the US was 6.1 per 100,000. So, one of Sweden’s worst ever gun homicide rates was still 14x lower than the US rate.
And, as I am writing this thread…news of yet another mass shooting in the US. In 2022 (135 days so far) there have been 199 mass shootings in the US. On average, that’s a mass shooting every 17 hours.”

Generals » Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General) » Post 131015

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If they are actually “law abiding citizens,” than they will have no issues turning in their own guns and taking the test to earn their right to bare arms. Or do you think it was criminal when the law was passed that made owning slaves illegal as well, since it made those “law abiding citizens” criminals?

Generals » Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General) » Post 131006

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I agree, and if you twist the arms of a lot of pro-gun people, they would also agree. The perennial problem however is something that is a problem nigh everywhere: “how much does it cost?” I’m not talking about how much said theoretical regulations would cost, but how much would it cost to the end-user. I bring that up because it’s understandably a massive bugbear with Americans and with pro-gun class reductionists like myself.
For example, if getting semi-autos required a test and a week waiting period, as long as said test didn’t cost anything, a lot of pro-gun people would be fine with that. The more powerful the weapon (full-autos and RPGs) the bigger the test and the longer the waiting period.
Said tests would have to be fair with no BS gotcha questions like I know the Dutch do for guns, and it must be reasonably doable by 15 year olds of any race or gender, and the administrators cannot be the police. Training should also be free, or at the very least affordable to all members of society, not just rich people.

Generals » Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General) » Post 130604

Generals » Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General) » Post 130588

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In a New York Times op-ed, Romney suggested strategies to face Putin in such a scenario.
Romney said continued support of Ukraine was necessary to avoid the subjugation of other countries.
Republican Sen. Mitt Romney suggested in a New York Times essay that “NATO could engage” in Ukraine, “potentially obliterating Russia’s struggling military” as an option against Russian President Vladimir Putin were he to deploy nuclear weapons.
The Utah senator also suggested that the West confront China and other Russian-allied nations with an ultimatum. “You are either with us, or you are with Russia — you cannot be with both,” Romney wrote.
“Russia’s use of a nuclear weapon would unarguably be a redefining, reorienting geopolitical event,” Romney continued. “Any nation that chose to retain ties with Russia after such an outrage would itself also become a global pariah.”
Romney warned that a “cornered and delusional” Putin could use nuclear weapons in the war against Ukraine, citing warnings from former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Russian ambassador to the US Anatoly Antonov, and CIA Director William Burns.
Burns warned in April that Putin’s “desperation” could result in the use of “tactical nuclear weapons or low-yield nuclear weapons.”
Romney also encouraged the US to continue to support Ukraine’s war efforts against Russia. If the US stopped sending weapons and pressured Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy to concede to Russia, Romney wrote, Putin would continue “invade and subjugate” other nations.
President Joe Biden signed a $40 billion aid package Saturday to assist Ukraine; $20 billion will go towards military assistance.
Romney has been vocal about his disdain of Putin since the start of the war, referring to the Russian president in February as a “small, evil, feral-eyed man” trying to shape Russia into an “empire.” He has also called pro-Putin GOP members “treasonous.”
This week, Russian political scientist Alexei Fenenko told “60 Minutes” that Putin’s invasion of Ukraine was a “rehearsal” for a larger conflict and that they were using the war to “test and go up against” NATO weapons.

Pony Discussion » MLP G5 Discussion and Speculation Thread » Post 11290

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Sunny calls her magic alicorn magic.
The recording revealed that Sunny´s cutie mark glows, this can be seen 0.51, the other cutie marks remain normal. Could it mean that Sunny`s alicorn powers are linked to her emotional state? And we have seen in other recordings that she can not easily retrieve her alicorn state “with a thought”, and that she can not always control her powers when they arrived. There are many indications that the Unity Crystals and her emotional state are important for Sunny to become an alicorn. And even without this, she is simply too powerful, a dinosaur among the birds literally. And I think Sunny is a little scared, since she knows little about the alicorns, only that they were powerful ponies. So it is possible that she will hesitate and be somewhat inhibited in her use of her alicorn powers.
But in the comics and the 3D series, she will find that her alicorn powers will be needed, especially if Sombra`s successor were to become her nemesis through the G5. (not the boss villian) And she will, as a matter of course, find out what it means to be an alicorn. For it is not only the magical powers that make a pony an alicorn.
In the recording, we see that the Unity Crystals start to fade 3.26 just after Sunny starts arguing with Hitch. First the cutie mark that glows in 0.51 apparently without explanation when Sunny appreciated the music performance by Pipp. And from the first trailer, it looked like a customer had asked something important when the alicorn forces manifested themselves unexpectedly for Sunny. We now know that Sunny could not just summon her alicorn powers at once.
Could a link between the Unity Crystals and Sunny have been created in the movie?
Agrees that unstabilizing magic by making it external and highly vulnerable to the emotional impact of the ponies so that the Unity Crystals has become both a blessing and a curse, is reminiscent of a bad idea.
When the Crystal Heart was created, it was to protect the crystal ponies and created living conditions so far north - and it relied on collective magic that the tribe voluntarily gave up for the protectors of the Crystal Heart. The Crystal Heart can be corrupted, which was why Sombra wanted it, as it protected the crystal ponies from him after the royal sisters had banished him (more properly slay and sealed in the ice) from the Crystal City. But the Crystal Heart was never a threat to the crystal ponies, Sombra had the Crystal Empire and the ponies under his control, and he could trouble-free spread terror and experiment with dark magic without being distracted by disasters. The function of the heart to keep the empire alive was never interrupted in Sombra’s time. Dark and negative emotions were not life threatening for the crystal ponies.
So the whole thing with the Unity Crystals needs to be normalized. Maybe Discord will fix it as soon as he can stop mourning, as he is one of the few who can manipulate background magic that even alicorns could not control. Or Sunny, who may be the only one who can control the Unity Crystals, as there are indications that her alicorn powers came from there.
And besides, it’s not a little strange that the earth pony magic was “not” distributed in the movie, as if they were there all the time, but were “turned off” in contrast to the unicorns and the pegasi. We did not see any sign of using the earth pony magic, in the movie all three tribes were not physically different from each other basically. Sunny could easily push Izzy up, but we did not see this in the movie. It was only after the rainbow ray rose from the hole that we saw that the earth ponies could use magic.
Hitch could not understand the animals, just talk to them, but they can not talk to him in the movie. Everyone saw how shocked he was when he could understand what the animals were saying. It was believed that the talent that Fluttershy had was magic-based and that Hitch had to have magic to have the same talent. And the dragon egg could not hatch without powerful magic through raw power or strong heat. It was the magic of Hitch - it must be quite powerful - that hatched the egg.
Maybe Hitch should try his hoover at a huge boulder to test his magic? Maybe he can split it in two.

Generals » Lewd Talk Thread [NSFW] » Post 35174

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I took the Rice Thresher Purity Test and got a score of 19.
Aside from the really nasty stuff or getting someone pregnant I did basically everything on that list which kind of surprised me to be honest.

Generals » Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General) » Post 130335

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Agreed. I support the Second Amendment as every American should, but it must be understood that owning and/or carrying a gun is a big responsibility. There needs to be training first and some sort of test so that not every lunatic off the street can easily buy a gun.

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The topic has drifted somewhat since my last post, but here are some quotations from letters to the editor in 1960’s newspapers about the civil rights movement that illustrate how it was perceived by many at the time.
If you can step down from the soapobx from which you constantly lecture the South as to how it should and should not behave - and if you have not yet been completely brainwashed by the NAACP and dissension groups of its ilk, you may have sufficient objectivity to see a little of the other side of the picture.
The so-called Freedom Riders in their bus ride through the Southern States have done more to provoke race hatred and disagreement than any of the Federal Government’s most flagrantly one-sided actions in years.
Beverley Britton
Richmond, VA, May 27, 1961
The seeds that have reaped the whirlwind in Alabama had been sown over a period of more than ten years by the NAACP, the AJC, 9,998 Communist front organizations, and the left-veering Federal Government.
But naturally those responsible heap their blame and abuse upon the selected Southern victims of their schooled agitators who incited the riots.
Rudy Simpson
Atlanta, GA, May 25, 1961
You know very well there is no general demand for the people of any color or creed to force integration or even for voting rights. Who is behind all of this agitation? People like Douglas, Humphrey, Morse, Javits, Lehmen, Neuberger. When I find myself in their company, I take another look, for I may be wrong. It would be well for The Tribune to take another look.
The important factor you leave out is the conspiracy of the Communists and Socialists trying desperately to transform the United States into a socialist police state. In order to do that, they must get rid of the Pro-American conservatives in Congress. One way to get rid of them is to get every Negro in the South to vote for every radical the Socialists tell them to.
George A. Birdsall
Annandale, VA, August 14, 1957
I am interested by your conclusion that there is moral rectitude in compelling the integration of Negroes and whites in Southern schools. What a change of morals, or the interpretation of what constitutes morality, has taken place in a short time. Apparently we were terribly deluded by our conviction that morals were long-standing rules of right and wrong. We must have been sorely deceived, for here, within a decade, a whole new set of rules has suddenly become moral, and all of the principles heretofore governing the relationships between the races have become immoral.
But of course, the sane and responsible people of the South are not being fooled by the gales of moral righteousness emanating from power hungry advocates of the new morality. These Southerners fully understand that social innovations can only be effected gradually.
John A Marque
New Orleans, LA, August 30, 1960
I wish some very patient person would explain to me what business “Freedom Riders” from New York have in testing desegregation in interstate transportation in Alabama - aside from the sophistry that they are interstate travelers. I say sophistry because they are not travelling on any other business than to provoke the white citizenry in the South to various ill-considered acts.
John F. Satterlee
Washington, DC, May 25, 1961
Is the Freedom Riders’ right to travel any greater than some of the other rights which are arbitrarily denied the rest of us? Recently I wanted to make a business trip, but I was advised that my chosen route could not be used because certain people had decided to go on strike. What about the freedom of the man who wants to work, but can’t unless he pays tribute to the picket line?
Paul C. Brown
Arlington, VA, May 25, 1961
There is little doubt that the controlling purpose of the “Freedom Riders” incursion into the Deep South was to arouse racial hatred and incite riots. Unfortunately for the South, these racial agitators have succeeded in doing both.
Harvey H. Hewitt
Falls Church, VA, May 25, 1961
At the risk of shocking the well-intentioned people of America, I submit that if my city were invaded by a lawless gang, I would not receive them courteously either.
Like it or not, there are segregation laws still on the books of some cities in the South. Violation of these laws constitutes a form of behavior that cannot be condoned in a democracy.
In spite of the above, I emphatically disavow the segregation policies of the Old South. They are onerous, unjust, and unwise. But cannot the actions of the “Freedom Riders” be similarly described? The problems of Alabama should be handled by the people of Alabama. And the laws should be changed in the courts, not the streets.
J. P.
Washington, DC, May 25, 1961
I am sure that if a group of segregationists from Alabama had visited Washington to protest against integration, you would have shouted from your editorial column that these people were “defying the law” and that they were “intervening in a matter that was not their concern.” You who preach equal treatment for all never measure up to your words in a situation of this type.
States still have laws and the state laws should be obeyed. When the Union is threatened from without, her citizens react to protect her. When a state is threatened from without, is it any more remarkable that its citizens should rally to protect her?
Edward Bradford
Arlington, VA, May 25, 1961
James Meredith would have served the Negro cause much better had he completed his education elsewhere and gone on to press gradually the acceptance of Negroes in such restricted areas as “Ole Miss.”
The wild and deep-seated hatred that has been reawakened in Oxford will be felt in adjoining states as well. This sorry business is not progress as the NAACP thinks it is. It is the most deplorable type of retrogression.
Saul Goodman
New York, NY, October 2, 1962

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Generals » Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General) » Post 130003

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11 Then the Lord said to Moses, 12 “Speak to the Israelites and say to them: ‘If a man’s wife goes astray and is unfaithful to him 13 so that another man has sexual relations with her, and this is hidden from her husband and her impurity is undetected (since there is no witness against her and she has not been caught in the act), 14 and if feelings of jealousy come over her husband and he suspects his wife and she is impure—or if he is jealous and suspects her even though she is not impure— 15 then he is to take his wife to the priest. He must also take an offering of a tenth of an ephah[a] of barley flour on her behalf. He must not pour olive oil on it or put incense on it, because it is a grain offering for jealousy, a reminder-offering to draw attention to wrongdoing.
16 “‘The priest shall bring her and have her stand before the Lord. 17 Then he shall take some holy water in a clay jar and put some dust from the tabernacle floor into the water. 18 After the priest has had the woman stand before the Lord, he shall loosen her hair and place in her hands the reminder-offering, the grain offering for jealousy, while he himself holds the bitter water that brings a curse. 19 Then the priest shall put the woman under oath and say to her, “If no other man has had sexual relations with you and you have not gone astray and become impure while married to your husband, may this bitter water that brings a curse not harm you. 20 But if you have gone astray while married to your husband and you have made yourself impure by having sexual relations with a man other than your husband”— 21 here the priest is to put the woman under this curse—“may the Lord cause you to become a curse[b] among your people when he makes your womb miscarry and your abdomen swell. 22 May this water that brings a curse enter your body so that your abdomen swells or your womb miscarries.”
“‘Then the woman is to say, “Amen. So be it.”
23 “‘The priest is to write these curses on a scroll and then wash them off into the bitter water. 24 He shall make the woman drink the bitter water that brings a curse, and this water that brings a curse and causes bitter suffering will enter her. 25 The priest is to take from her hands the grain offering for jealousy, wave it before the Lord and bring it to the altar. 26 The priest is then to take a handful of the grain offering as a memorial[c] offering and burn it on the altar; after that, he is to have the woman drink the water. 27 If she has made herself impure and been unfaithful to her husband, this will be the result: When she is made to drink the water that brings a curse and causes bitter suffering, it will enter her, her abdomen will swell and her womb will miscarry, and she will become a curse. 28 If, however, the woman has not made herself impure, but is clean, she will be cleared of guilt and will be able to have children.
29 “‘This, then, is the law of jealousy when a woman goes astray and makes herself impure while married to her husband, 30 or when feelings of jealousy come over a man because he suspects his wife. The priest is to have her stand before the Lord and is to apply this entire law to her. 31 The husband will be innocent of any wrongdoing, but the woman will bear the consequences of her sin.’”
Not exactly the intent behind “Pro-choice” since it’s a forced abortion, and a point is made about it only being when adultery has been committed.
But, uh, the Bible just straight up said and gave instructions on how to abort a fetus, complete with it through a priest ordained ritual.

Generals » Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General) » Post 129750

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I’ve actually been looking for it in expectation of the request; the foremost source on the matter which I’m aware of is from a Norwegian study group which arrived at its conclusions a few years ago. Norway is quite progressive on the subject, currently allowing children to determine their own gender, but I am having trouble finding ANY Norwegian studies right now - “child gender study toys norway”, for example, results in page after page of commentary videos and articles on the subject of the law itself. Next to no discussion of the academia behind it.
In contrast to that, then, I’ll cite some opposing research, and the first which comes up is - a boy and a girl being made to fill a vase with either blue or pink balls, and the boy gets more sweets as a reward. That’s, um, being cited by The Independent as a “social experiment” proving pay inequality. That said, it’s not even an academic study, but a political campaign by Norwegian trade union Finansforbundet. Mm.
Another article talks about Sweden running “gender neutral” kindergartens which “produce more successful children”. According to QZ, these tests showed that the kids from the gender-neutral school were as likely as other children to group people by gender. What differed was that these kids were “less likely” - not “unlikely” or “rarely likely” - to adopt common social norms when not encouraged to do so. This suggests that social reinforcement exists, but also that it is not the defining factor or even necessarily a driving factor. All in all, I would consider these results promising for gender neutrality in schools. The study itself is here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0022096517302692

Generals » Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General) » Post 129739

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Studies that gave toddlers not yet able to speak equal access to a variety of toys, with the researchers originally expecting that they would mix it up or even adopt toys of “opposing” genders. They repeated the tests with various sets of toddlers and different toys, and concluded that the reasons for the trends had to do with how development of visual and motor skills in the different genders proceeded.
You know, you can look this stuff up.

Generals » Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General) » Post 129735

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I can, actually.
I’m not one to argue that gender is 100% a social construct. Far from it, there are core cognitive and genetic factors that lead to expressed differentiation between cis males and cis females. Such as a noted proclivity of young females to gravitate toward toys and stories that hew close to “tend and befriend” stylings rather that “fight or fight”, even when controlling for things like parenting style and exposure to specific gendered stimuli.
The thing is though, to state that gender has no social component is equally as false. As is to imply that these cog/gen factors are the be-all-end-all for gender.
It should also be noted that it is impossible to raise a child in a vacuum. They will invariably have had some exposure to gendered stimuli, unless somehow tested right out of the womb. In this respect, it becomes a little more difficult to disentangle genetic factors from situational factors. Genetic predispositions clearly exist, in various forms, but their expressions are impacted by situational factors beyond genes. We can see this with the evolution of females in the workforce and military, as females are very much capable of happily filling roles traditionally gendered toward males. Many of those roles assumed far too much of a genetic predisposition, when large portions of those parameters were, in fact, of a social origin.
Cognitive beings of the complexity of humans cannot be easily slotted into either the nature or nurture spheres. Complex systems within human cognition will be influenced by an equally complex web of genetic, epigenetic, situational/environmental, and social stimuli. With considerable overlap.
Do not try and “gotcha” me, it is rarely successful.

Generals » Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General) » Post 129733

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Excellent! So, can you address the findings in repeated studies that boys and girls routinely and commonly gravitate towards “gendered” toys when left to their own interests without encouragement in any given direction, as opposed to the contrary and commonly-argued viewpoint in the field of Gender Studies that “gendered” forms of play are the result of social impositions alone?
Who are these children that were raised in a vacuum, with no exposure to media, to gendered dress, to other toys, etc. until the moment such a test was conducted?

Generals » Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General) » Post 129721

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Would you like to start with Socrates - who invented the Socratic Method which has been core to scientific investigation throughout the millennia - and who was also made to commit suicide for disagreeing with the majority of Athenian philosophers of the time, who were Sophists?
From “Sophist” comes the term “sophisticated”, which is generally confused with “intelligent” - but it was Socrates who put their theories and arguments to the test with reasoned debate, and he almost never lost. This is also the basis of the difference between “soft” and “hard” sciences. The “soft science” advocates, whose reputations, power and income were based on having exceptionally convoluted reasoning, ultimately forced Socrates to accept either exile (seen as invalidating his arguments) or suicide by poison. He accepted the poison.

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Treelight: You see awhile ago, you consumed a plant. A plant that gave a certain level of despair. It was I who placed it there although I did think you Twilight would go so far.
Starlight: But why did you put it there?
Treelight: This is a test! I want you to prove to me how you can defeat the despair of Twilight. You have done well so far but mark my words there are still challenges. The tree is now despair because you must help not only her but me. It will be tough but if you are determined I know eventually you will make it

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If you think English is acquisitive, you haven’t seen nothing. Japanese eats every other language it ever encounters.
The only difference is that it keeps track of where words come from. In English, for example, you don’t have to remember that Coffee is a loan word in order to be able to spell it right.
I don’t use Japanese much any more, but I used to use it almost daily, and lived and worked in Tokyo on and off for almost 10 years.
I still test Japanese operating systems and apps, though, and sometimes help with translations, like here, so I guess I still use it sometimes.
@saby
I’m almost the opposite. I can say things I would never be able to read.
@TheGamerPainter
I love the idea, but what are you talking about? Is that a thing?

Generals » Who was the Chris Chan of this fandom? » Post 164

DerpyFast
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Muh themes!
@Beau Skunky
I had a few theories, but I decided to do some research by reading the CWCki.
I used to play D&D with an autistic person, and there’s one moment I’ll always remember:
The movie Biodome came up, and he said that he hated that movie. So I asked him if he hated it because he hated it, or because the Nostalgia Critic reviewed it. He gave me a defeated “shut up…”. So it can be hard to know whether an autistic person actually believes something, or if they’re just repeating something.
So here are some of the reasons why Chris never learns from his mistakes:
  • To navigate the world, you need some kind of belief system to test things against. Like with the above example, it’s often unclear what, if anything, Chris actually believes.
  • Chris legitimately does not understand how the world works.
  • Owing to the fact that he grew up in a time when internet safety wasn’t as well-understood as it is today, he had a poor grasp of it.
  • Learning from one’s mistakes requires one to swallow their pride. Chris’ ego is too big for that.
  • Speaking of ego, in the heyday of Christory, the formula for trolling him was extremely simple: appeal to his ego or dangle something he wants in front of him. The prospect of getting something he wanted tended to outweigh the risks.

Generals » Don't blame me, I voted for the other guy. (Politics General) » Post 129388

doloresbridge
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Peace to all
This will be interesting The Supreme Court maybe getting ready to overturn Roe v Wade. Pay attention to this bit here though:
The disclosure of Alito’s draft majority opinion – a rare breach of Supreme Court secrecy and tradition around its deliberations – comes as all sides in the abortion debate are girding for the ruling. Speculation about the looming decision has been intense since the December oral arguments indicated a majority was inclined to support the Mississippi law.
Under longstanding court procedures, justices hold preliminary votes on cases shortly after argument and assign a member of the majority to write a draft of the court’s opinion. The draft is often amended in consultation with other justices, and in some cases the justices change their votes altogether, creating the possibility that the current alignment on Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization could change.
My side is already grumbling over the court docs being leaked but I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if the leak originated from the conservative side of the court, testing the waters for backlash. Not a lot of people recall when the Supreme Court turned away 10 gun right cases despite its lean right now. Lots of politics within the court and don’t be surprised if someone might have cold feet and this still doesn’t go through.
EDIT/UPDATE: Barricades supposedly up at the Supreme Court.

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