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D0nt45k

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  1. Those justices weren't under oath when they were asked about Roe v Wade. They had no obligation to tell the truth. I know you and so many other people here don't want to hear it, but the US is a federal republic, and the Constitution has this thing called the 10th Amendment, where any powers not explicitly granted to the federal government are the sole domain of the states and the people, until otherwise amended. There is a process to amend the constitution, you're welcome to use it. The laws aren't wrong, the people who don't understand them are wrong. You want to put forward an amendment to mandate abortion access across the country? Fine, there's a process to do that. You don't get to skip it just because you feel like it (and if you do it anyway, mark my words, your opposition will do the same thing to you - if you don't follow the rules, the other side won't either). Oh and before you bring up the court that passed it in the first place? Thurgood Marshall, Chief Justice at that time, was openly and proudly an activist, he abused his unelected position on the bench to pass edicts and admitted as much. The 14th Amendment does not say anything about bodily autonomy, that's a lie, Ruth Bader Ginsburg of all people pointed this out. She agreed with the principle of the ruling, but pointed out, correctly, that the ruling was illegal, and that by breaking the law in the first place, the pro-choice crowd gave ammunition to their opposition that ensured the debate will never end. Shouldn't have broken the law in the first place.
  2. No idea. Here's my two cents on that particular ruling: all the SCOTUS ruling on that case did was kick the debate back to the state level where it belongs. Now the states that want it can have it with even less restrictions than before, and the ones that don't can ban it or restrict it further. Note, also, that the original ruling in Roe v Wade was illegal, per the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg of all people (according to a piece she wrote while head of the ACLU). SCOTUS made up a law that didn't actually exist, that's one problem. The other problem was that the plaintiff in the case admitted after the fact that she made the whole thing up, and in literally any other court case, perjury would be grounds to throw the ruling out and declare it a mistrial. Now, for the record, I'm not even going to get into my own views on the matter, I'm just pointing out that there's a legal way to pass laws, and that requires one of two procedures to be followed. If the pro-choice crowd wants an abortion law on the books at the federal level, they can have it, they just have to pass it legally through Congress or via a constitutional convention. SCOTUS, on the other hand, finally did what it was supposed to do. Their job isn't to pass laws, it's not to "read the room", it's not even to make judgements based on the "greater good", it's to ask one simple question: "is this constitutional or not?" The actions of the prior court were illegal, so they struck the old ruling down, and rightfully so. And to those who might say "to hell with procedure"...be very careful what you wish for, because if you do that and establish a precedent, you'd better believe it'll be used against you later, the Constitution puts limits on the power of government to protect you, not to hinder you. Never assume that the other side won't gain power one day.
  3. To a degree, but present VR technology isn't capable of tactile stimulation...also, like most tech of this sort, it'll be some expensive toy for the rich before the price drops to a point where regular people can afford it. By that point, somebody my age will be too old to have any use for it.
  4. Same reason they're addicted to oxygen How do magnets work?
  5. I suppose you can look at it like one's need to have food, shelter, or medical care. You have a right to seek these things out, though in the case of sex only with a consenting adult, but nobody is obligated to just give them to you (because forcing somebody to provide a service without compensation is, to put it simply, slavery, which I see as immoral except as a punitive measure for breaking the law, and even then only when the law is actually in the right). On the other hand, it's not as important as those on the heirarchy of needs, as it's not something you can really justify taking by force in an emergency. While I could understand somebody stealing food or medicine, or squatting in an abandoned house, if they have no better options, rape isn't something I can think of any reason to condone.
  6. Because alliteration Why does alliteration appeal to people?
  7. It's released whenever GW is satisfied with the cut of he profit that they're getting (which will be "never", fuck GW). Why does GW suck so much?
  8. And to add insult to injury, if we fuck up at any one of those points, it can be considered "sexual harassment" (which is itself often a double standard, I've found - if she likes you, it's flirting, if she doesn't, it's harassment), and the consequences of even being accused can include, but aren't limited to, losing your job, getting assaulted by white knights, or even fines and jail time, all on an accusation of a "crime" with a subjective definition. That's not even getting into the other risks that men face that women don't have to put up with nearly as often. For many guys, it's just not worth the risk, the pain, and the humiliation, and they check out entirely. The double standards don't help either. As far as society is concerned, when a man can't find a partner, it's his fault, but when a woman can't find a partner for identical reasons...it's still our fault, somehow, for...having standards, which is something only women are allowed to have? If that's not the intent, that's what we're being told anyway.
  9. What kind of drugs are you on...and where might a law-abiding American acquire some?
  10. The last time I know for a fact this happened was when I was a kid (I had issues with that sort of thing for a little bit). There was a much more recent time that I woke up to soaked sheets after going to bed nearly blackout drunk, but considering how hot it was the previous night (and it would turn out that I was getting sick and had been running a mild fever - booze + fevers = bad things) and the fact that it wasn't just localized to the lower half of the bed, it was probably sweat.
  11. I can say from talking to other people that sometimes it happens, but it's not a common thing.
  12. Most evidence points to men having longer endurance in this regard...to a point. Larger bladders plays a part in it, and also the fact that men actually have a second urinary sphincter that women don't possess (albeit it's completely involuntary and only sees use when a man is sufficiently aroused, intended to prevent urination during sex because urine is toxic to sperm). However, there is one notable exception: as men get older, we often have to deal with enlarged prostates, and that can lead to issues. On the other hand, women tend to have their bladder control reduced by various activities that can weaken the pelvic floor (i.e. childbirth), so women that've had kids tend to have even worse control.
  13. Carefully Which way is the exit?
  14. Having a didactic (photographic) memory, but your memories are completely erased every time you fall asleep.
  15. Gary/Blue VS Gold/Ethan: Depends on which version of the characters are battling. If it's the games...well, Gold has to beat Blue to beat Gen 2 so it's a foregone conclusion. Otherwise I think Blue/Gary has the edge. Kris VS May/Sapphire: Depends on which version of the characters are battling. Silver VS Paul: Silver, not even close. Paul is such a scrub, the moment he fights anybody with real skill he gets his ass kicked. Silver actually has legitimate talent, it's remarked upon by some NPCs that he's frighteningly good, he just has daddy issues. Ash VS Brandon: Depends on how the writers feel (Ash often wins via ass pulls, but there's a reason people were shocked that the writers actually let Ash win a tournament in Gen 7), but I'm leaning towards Brandon because he's got legendaries. (unless you made a typo and meant Brendan) Red VS Leaf/Green: Red, hands down, and that's just in the games. If you want to go with the manga or even Origins...well, Red catches Mewtwo, game over for Leaf. Kris VS Leaf/Green: Depends on which version of the characters are battling. Game version, Kris can potentially beat Red, and I already established that Red beats Leaf, so therefore Kris wins. If it's the manga, Leaf wins. Leaf never appeared in the anime whereas Kris did in a spinoff, so you can't really compare those. Yellow VS Dawn/Platinum: Honestly, this one can go either way.
  16. Way more drinks than the legal limit, now step out of the car. Am I being detained?
  17. It depends on a number of factors, but these are the ones I liked that I've used before. This assumes you're playing vanilla and not hacking (so no trade evolutions or duplicate evolution items etc.): Yellow: Pikachu (kinda obligatory, it's Yellow Version), Charizard, Vaporeon, Snorlax, Exeggutor, Nidoking Crystal: Typhlosion, Suicune, Skarmory, Espeon, Tauros, Nidoking Sapphire: Swampert, Magneton, Altaria, Aggron, Breloom, Gardevoir Now, if you want a bit more of a challenge, try doing a monotype run.
  18. As I like to say: there are two kinds of people, those who pee while swimming, and those who lie about it.
  19. Sir, please don't bathe in Old Faithful Who touched the thermostat?
  20. Look out the window Where's my shoes?
  21. Oh that's a good question, I've read a lot of books so it'd have to depend on the genre. That said, I am rather partial to Timothy Zahn's Heir to the Empire trilogy of Star Wars books (let me put it this way, this trilogy led to the old Expanded Universe exploding in popularity, whereas it was previously a niche thing, and has one of the most memorable villains of any work of fiction as the main antagonist). What was your childhood dream job?
  22. On my side, which side depends on a number of factors. Favorite dessert food?
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