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by Jennifer
21 May 2019, 16:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 372
Views: 16747

Re: The Abortion Thread

If it is a being deserving consideration of rights, then it is at no fault for it's creation by another and shouldn't be subject to destruction by its creator. Which applies equally well to my hypothetical of forcing my mother to donate liver or bone marrow tissue No, it damn well doesn't. One case...
by Jennifer
21 May 2019, 15:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 372
Views: 16747

Re: The Abortion Thread

If it is a being deserving consideration of rights, then it is at no fault for it's creation by another and shouldn't be subject to destruction by its creator. Which applies equally well to my hypothetical of forcing my mother to donate liver or bone marrow tissue - though I know of no forced-birth...
by Jennifer
21 May 2019, 15:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 372
Views: 16747

Re: The Abortion Thread

Texas bill would allow death penalty for women who get abortions State Rep. Tony Tinderholt, a Republican, first introduced the bill in 2017, and again this year. The bill has many legislative hurdles to clear before becoming law, but this week's hearing marked the most progress yet by Tinderholt's ...
by Jennifer
21 May 2019, 15:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 372
Views: 16747

Re: The Abortion Thread

But suppose I meet you on your side of the field and say, okay, let's agree that a zygote IS a human being. We already have established by law and practice that you cannot force someone to use their body to keep another person alive. You cannot arrest someone and cut out their kidney to save someon...
by Jennifer
21 May 2019, 15:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 372
Views: 16747

Re: The Abortion Thread

By the way, I don't think all pro-life people are trying to control women's bodies, but I do think a portion of pro-life women buy into that subconsciously. That it's about making the "right" choices and having consequences if you don't. Like, look, I was a good woman and behaved myself so I didn't...
by Jennifer
21 May 2019, 15:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 372
Views: 16747

Re: The Abortion Thread

And I think those women would change their minds if they found themselves needing an abortion -- or they would rationalize it as a special circumstance, but all those other women still need to behave. Oh, they do. This article is from 2007: "The Only Moral Abortion is My Abortion" https://www.daily...
by Jennifer
21 May 2019, 14:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 372
Views: 16747

Re: The Abortion Thread

Just tell me, pro-life "libertarians": is this rash of state laws what you want this country to be? Is forcing that 11-year-old to bear her rapist's offspring a proper use of state power, in your view? And they would say, would you allow that same woman to kill her rapist's offspring if the child w...
by Jennifer
20 May 2019, 22:30
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1235
Views: 44969

Re: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)

It was actually better than I was prepared for. I semi-agree, only in the sense that I was prepared for something even worse. Like, "I got slapped in the face hard enough to leave a handprint-shaped bruise, but it's better than getting both of my legs broken which is what I'd actually prepared for....
by Jennifer
20 May 2019, 22:08
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 372
Views: 16747

Re: The Abortion Thread

It's a bad murder to kill a child, not a marginal murder like suicide assistance for a willing person of death penalty for the guilty. I think that's how they'd respond. Still, though -- speaking specifically about the self-described libertarians -- none of them have said a word abut other children...
by Jennifer
20 May 2019, 17:59
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1235
Views: 44969

Re: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)

The two plastic water bottles visible during the outdoor-council scene were cute, too.
by Jennifer
20 May 2019, 17:58
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 372
Views: 16747

Re: The Abortion Thread

Generalized reminder: the question is NOT "Do you think abortion is murder" but "as a self-described libertarian who presumably cares about the rights of individuals, how do you propose outlawing that particular type of 'murder' without violating the rights of individual women and girls?" Does your ...
by Jennifer
20 May 2019, 17:54
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 372
Views: 16747

Re: The Abortion Thread

They. Think. It. Is. Murder. The balancing of rights and interests in that view is murder vs. something less than murder. In which case they need to admit to the full implications of what they say they believe: if that means the 11-year-old rape victim has to be forced to bear her rapist's baby, th...
by Jennifer
20 May 2019, 17:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Inequality
Replies: 1420
Views: 54536

Re: Inequality

I checked that guy's twitter feed to see if he was pro- or anti-sex work (assuming consensual adult etc.) ... I honestly have no idea.
by Jennifer
20 May 2019, 17:02
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1235
Views: 44969

Re: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)

D.A. Ridgely wrote:
20 May 2019, 16:56
I didn't look at any spoilers.
I didn't think you did -- which makes it all the more facepalm-worthy, IMO: here you thought you were making a ludicrous joke, when you actually predicted the finale. Prophecy-wise, your snark deserves more points than that dipshit Lord of Light.
by Jennifer
20 May 2019, 16:27
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 372
Views: 16747

Re: The Abortion Thread

The frustration I feel with these forced-birth "libertarians" is similar to the frustration I felt speaking to that long-ago drug warrior in Connecticut -- the one who opposed medical marijuana, thought ALL marijuana use should be harshly punished with jailtime ... then when I told her about that fo...
by Jennifer
20 May 2019, 16:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 372
Views: 16747

Re: The Abortion Thread

It’s not that hard if you put on the “it’s murder” hat. No yeah buts, just imagine you thought it was murder like if the child was killed after birth. I disagree with their view but I don’t find it confusing. They would say - there are 2 people with rights here one of them is going to be murdered. ...
by Jennifer
20 May 2019, 15:37
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1235
Views: 44969

Re: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)

When I first saw that (completely accurate) leak on reddit I figured it HAD to be a joke, not only because of Bran becoming the king, but also due to an example of spectacularly bad writing early in that episode: Jaime and Cersei are in the basement of the Red Keep when the whole thing comes crashin...
by Jennifer
20 May 2019, 15:20
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 372
Views: 16747

Re: The Abortion Thread

Ever since I first learned of the existence of self-described libertarians who want to outlaw abortion (QUITE a different animal from those who say "I personally disapprove, but don't think the government should get involved"), I always ask "Okay, then, how do you propose outlawing abortion without ...
by Jennifer
19 May 2019, 22:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 372
Views: 16747

Re: The Abortion Thread

[Texas State] Senate Passes Severe Fetal Disability Abortion Ban Women would be forced to give birth to non-viable fetuses Sen. Kelly Hancock, R-North Richland Hills, doesn't think women should have the option to choose abortion after 20 weeks even if their fetuses will die shortly after birth. And...
by Jennifer
19 May 2019, 22:42
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)
Replies: 1235
Views: 44969

Re: A Game of ... THEY KILLED WHO?!?!? (hbo spoilers)

If the leaks I've read are true -- brace yourselves for a finale so bad, it makes the writing of the last couple episodes look brilliant. At this point, I'm rooting for Bran to win the Iron Throne because he's had the most experience sitting. Pfft, the leaks were right and then some. When I saw the...
by Jennifer
19 May 2019, 16:48
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Horrible, Offensive Geekery
Replies: 988
Views: 71427

Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

It really is a good show. Mainly episodic, but with enough plot and character development that ideally, you should watch all the episodes in order.
by Jennifer
19 May 2019, 16:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6357
Views: 195530

Re: Orange is the new President

If this Twitter thread about what the guy did are true -- Jesus fucking Christ, this man should not be roaming free.

by Jennifer
19 May 2019, 14:47
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Home $weet Home
Replies: 1927
Views: 85726

Re: Home $weet Home

Ellie wrote:
19 May 2019, 14:44
I don't feel guilty at all about it
Nor should you, IMO -- even among perfectly good clothing items that ARE donated to thrift stores, the overwhelming majority of them are NOT re-sold as garments to American buyers, but sold in bulk (by the pound or the ton) overseas.
by Jennifer
19 May 2019, 14:41
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Horrible, Offensive Geekery
Replies: 988
Views: 71427

Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

Even geekier speculation: the old-fashioned vampires end up facing discrimination from the newer post-sapien vampires. If nothing else, they'd face the vampire equivalent of those racist "hairstyle" rules that still plague many black women today (basically, many "professional" norms, school dress co...
by Jennifer
19 May 2019, 14:07
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Horrible, Offensive Geekery
Replies: 988
Views: 71427

Re: Horrible, Offensive Geekery

At minimum -- assuming vampires who can NOT shape-shift -- an erectus vampire (or homo sapien vampire surrounded by post-sapien descendants) would be annoyed by all the time-consuming cosmetic crap he or she needs to do before going out among people. Like if I wanted to out-Dolezal Rachel Dolezal --...