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by Jennifer
07 Jan 2020, 15:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 424
Views: 33369

Re: The Abortion Thread

If you're seeking reassurance that abortion will never be illegal anywhere in the U.S. in the future, I can't provide it. No, that is not what I'm asking. My concern is, if abortion IS made illegal, what legal harms will be inflicted on pregnant women who are NOT seeking abortions, but who suffer m...
by Jennifer
07 Jan 2020, 14:44
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 424
Views: 33369

Re: The Abortion Thread

It's a good question and I don't know. Arguably, if there were no federal law whatever specifically regarding abortion, the decision of a state to criminalize abortion and then to begin "investigating miscarriages," whatever that might in practice entail, would still be limited by general constitut...
by Jennifer
07 Jan 2020, 13:49
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4947
Views: 276762

Re: Food

I found an unopened package of walnut bits I'd forgotten all about -- I bought them and some chocolate chips to adulterate the yogurt I briefly ate to restore my gut biome after some antibiotics kicked its ass, and presumably finished the yogurt before getting around to opening this bag of nuts -- a...
by Jennifer
07 Jan 2020, 13:37
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 876
Views: 41186

Re: Iran (so far away)

Magic wand time, you get to live in the world Trump wants or the one Sulemani wants. It's basically a push right? Flip a coin maybe? If I were an Iranian citizen -- especially one residing in a major Iranian city or near one of the major cultural sites Trump has threatened to destroy -- my chances ...
by Jennifer
07 Jan 2020, 02:58
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"
Replies: 8047
Views: 338796

Re: The son of "What the hell are YOU staring at?"

There is a new three-part Dracula miniseries which I binge-watched last night (British, with no actors I recognized). It started out interestingly enough: based on Stoker's original, but with enough changes that even if you know the novel, there will be many things to surprise you. Second episode wa...
by Jennifer
06 Jan 2020, 22:35
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Ladyfashun
Replies: 617
Views: 53415

Re: Ladyfashun

I found an odd garment, which I'll definitely make heavy use of during the next ultra-hot-and-humid season (because it's black, but also made of rayon which will not hold any heat, and has very nice nacre buttons too), but it's very odd, sort of a hybrid "shirt" and "suit jacket/blazer" (I'm fuzzy o...
by Jennifer
06 Jan 2020, 17:18
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The F Word
Replies: 788
Views: 37925

Re: The F Word

We STILL don't have a headboard or footboard, though, just the mattress/box spring/frame setup. Headboards and footboards are overrated although I guess they do make the bed look more "finished". The one context in which I'd say a headboard (though not a footboard) actually is necessary is if you a...
by Jennifer
06 Jan 2020, 15:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The F Word
Replies: 788
Views: 37925

Re: The F Word

Jeff and I slept on a floor mattress our first couple years in Virginia, before buying a box spring and bedframe (in Connecticut, our mattress was on the bedframe of the Zodawful 1980s waterbed Jeff used to have.) We STILL don't have a headboard or footboard, though, just the mattress/box spring/fra...
by Jennifer
06 Jan 2020, 15:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 424
Views: 33369

Re: The Abortion Thread

Question for DAR or any other lawyers: if there were no Roe or any other Supreme Court decisions interpreted as protecting abortion rights (IOW, if a state did ban abortion and the law was upheld), *would* there be anything preventing states from investigating miscarriages as possible crimes, as Geo...
by Jennifer
06 Jan 2020, 15:16
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 876
Views: 41186

Re: Iran (so far away)

And if someone had used a missile strike to take out Henry Kissinger, I'm guessing that would have been an international crime as opposed to something justifiable. It's not too late. Kissinger is still above room temperature. Yeah, but if someone killed Kissinger now that might be dismissed "merely...
by Jennifer
05 Jan 2020, 17:41
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 876
Views: 41186

Re: Iran (so far away)

But that’s untrue. He’s not exactly as much a terrorist as any US general. He is fighting to advance the spread of sharia. Except for when he's fighting ISIS, you mean. He’s supporting hezbollah ducking bullishit all over the globe. As opposed to the noble things we're supporting all over the globe...
by Jennifer
05 Jan 2020, 16:01
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 876
Views: 41186

Re: Iran (so far away)

It's how it plays out in practice. What is your view of the morality of another nation taking out Kissinger during his Cambodia campaign, by the way? (Not "how well would that have turned out for the nation in question," but "would they have been morally justified, even if it was an unwise action fo...
by Jennifer
05 Jan 2020, 13:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 876
Views: 41186

Re: Iran (so far away)

had a foreign nation used missiles to kill Kissinger during a visit to an allied nation (especially during the Vietnam War, and bombing of Cambodia), would THAT have been an acceptable action from the nation in question, or would the US have been justified in considering it a causus belli? That wou...
by Jennifer
05 Jan 2020, 13:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 876
Views: 41186

Re: Iran (so far away)

Pham Nuwen wrote:
05 Jan 2020, 13:29
There are stories coming out that we used the Iraqi PM as a middle man negotiator to lure Soleimani. Soleimani was supposedly in Iraq carrying Iran's response to negotiations.
Oh, shit. If that is true, that is REALLY bad.

Also, Pence is trying to blame him for 9/11.
by Jennifer
05 Jan 2020, 12:38
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 876
Views: 41186

Re: Iran (so far away)

FTR I am personally of the opinion that Qasem Soleimani was a monster. If half his Wikipedia page is true, he had it coming. Not simply in an ethical sense, but in the strategic sense that he was actively engaged in warfare against the West. And his American equivalents in the CIA or Special Forces...
by Jennifer
05 Jan 2020, 03:09
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Mr. Robot: with spoilers
Replies: 155
Views: 15106

Re: Mr. Robot: with spoilers

Well, it does indicate something that we're over a week after the finale aired with no new posts here ;) Yup. It wasn't as bad as the end of Game of Thrones, but still plenty bad on its own. I wanted more information about White Rose's machine -- what happened to make HER think it would work, even ...
by Jennifer
04 Jan 2020, 21:45
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: The Abortion Thread
Replies: 424
Views: 33369

Re: The Abortion Thread

207 Congressmen and Senators signed an amicus brief asking the Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade AND Casey (which IIRC shot down a state law attempting to give husbands veto power over their wives' bodies). If Roe is overturned, it follows analytically that any subsequent cases predicated on it...
by Jennifer
04 Jan 2020, 21:12
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)
Replies: 1192
Views: 86546

Re: Random Observations C.A (306 pages is enough)

THREE eyelashes today: felt an irritation in my eye while working on the computer, reached up and took away two lashes on my fingertip; then, when brushing my teeth just before Jeff and I went out, I happened to glance in the mirror, thought I saw something on the lower rim and there was a third (su...
by Jennifer
04 Jan 2020, 13:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 876
Views: 41186

Re: Iran (so far away)

Hypothetical: if this were still 1969 or 1970, with Henry Kissinger gleefully (and illegally) bombing the shit out of Cambodia, would another nation have been justified in sending a missile to kill him while he was visiting some non-US country?
by Jennifer
04 Jan 2020, 13:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 876
Views: 41186

Re: Iran (so far away)

I did not handwave anything about Saudi Arabia. Not in this thread nor in any thread you will find. You are making that up. I'm not engaging in apologetics for this action, what I'm saying is "people tell me he's a very bad person" all snarky like is a bad argument. He was a bad person. People like...
by Jennifer
04 Jan 2020, 13:23
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 876
Views: 41186

Re: Iran (so far away)

Just found this: "America is guilty of everything we accuse Iran of doing." https://theweek.com/articles/887283/america-guilty-everything-accuse-iran-doing ... Yet even the worst of Soleimani's record pales in comparison with the most blood-drenched American warmongers. If Soleimani deserves condemn...
by Jennifer
04 Jan 2020, 13:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 876
Views: 41186

Re: Iran (so far away)

That’s almost what I’m saying. There is a two layer set of constraints operating among nations : 1) is action against a nation justifiable at a basic level due to the behavior of said nation - are they acting in a way that violates human rights in a way that they have become bad guys? 2) if yes, is...
by Jennifer
04 Jan 2020, 13:05
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Food
Replies: 4947
Views: 276762

Re: Food

Turns out bacon that's 18 months past its best-by date is still perfectly good provided it has been frozen all the while. Also, I have discovered a very tasty, presumably nutritious and easy-to-make recipe, for those times of year when you can use your oven. I used the printed-cookbook version of th...
by Jennifer
04 Jan 2020, 12:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 876
Views: 41186

Re: Iran (so far away)

That’s almost what I’m saying. There is a two layer set of constraints operating among nations : 1) is action against a nation justifiable at a basic level due to the behavior of said nation - are they acting in a way that violates human rights in a way that they have become bad guys? 2) if yes, is...
by Jennifer
03 Jan 2020, 20:06
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Iran (so far away)
Replies: 876
Views: 41186

Re: Iran (so far away)

A government in which leadership cannot be removed by the governed through a mechanism other than revolution is not a legitimate government. Once again, Saudi Arabia is far worse than Iran by that standard, yet we're allying ourselves with the Saudis (and providing military support for their bad be...