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@subego I'm having trouble following your train... 202,179 Views / 762 Replies  
@subego
I'm having trouble following your train of thought, you seem to be jumping from topic to topic. That makes a substantive discussion quite difficult.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Today at 01:49 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Why would this would be necessary. If... 202,179 Views / 762 Replies  
Why would this would be necessary. If reimplantation of ectopic pregnancies were to become possible, it would be covered under existing statutes, wouldn't it?

The only reason as far as I can see...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 11:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Why would you make that assumption? How many... 202,179 Views / 762 Replies  
Why would you make that assumption? How many cases occur? How many of them end up in the news? Usually these stories are very tragic and the family often doesn't want any publicity.

And reality...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Yesterday at 10:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think this is pretty obvious that this is... 202,179 Views / 762 Replies  
I think this is pretty obvious that this is supposed to scare most doctors into compliance and to err on the side of not providing abortions. Just look at the number of clinics providing abortions in...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 6, 2021 at 08:04 PM, in Political/War Lounge
While I don’t want to equate the two, I think... 202,179 Views / 762 Replies  
While I don’t want to equate the two, I think both have the exact same effect in the end: practically no doctor wants to risk their livelihood when making a judgement call.

Also to add to my...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 6, 2021 at 12:18 AM, in Political/War Lounge
You see: if this were the option we had, this... 202,179 Views / 762 Replies  
You see: if this were the option we had, this would be a worthwhile discussion. But the proposed laws don’t allow for that. And there might be other laws that practically restrict access to abortion...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 5, 2021 at 10:28 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Yup, I think that’s right — not just in the US... 202,179 Views / 762 Replies  
Yup, I think that’s right — not just in the US but also other countries as well. If you live in Mexico and are poor, you have to go to a back alley doctor for an abortion, which is expensive and...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 5, 2021 at 08:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You have to go beyond the words of the text and... 202,179 Views / 762 Replies  
You have to go beyond the words of the text and look at consequences. They do/did have life-of-mother exceptions in Ireland and Poland, too. But there is usually no easy line and doctors usually deal...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 5, 2021 at 08:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think you didn’t quite understand what I was... 202,179 Views / 762 Replies  
I think you didn’t quite understand what I was talking about. The point of the Mississippi law was to pass something that clearly violated existing precedent, and to give the Supreme Court a chance...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 5, 2021 at 01:22 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, it was the exchange about adoption. I don’t... 202,179 Views / 762 Replies  
Yes, it was the exchange about adoption. I don’t think women can “simply” put up children for adoption. Even more surprising since Justice Barrett has adopted a child.

You don’t know David...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 4, 2021 at 09:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
It means you have pre-selected judges who are... 202,179 Views / 762 Replies  
It means you have pre-selected judges who are against abortion. And not because the reasoning of Roe vs. Wade was flawed, but as a matter of principle. Do you think you’d convince someone like, say,...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 3, 2021 at 07:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Maybe. But I am not convinced the conservative... 202,179 Views / 762 Replies  
Maybe. But I am not convinced the conservative majority on the Supreme Court needs to go the easy route here. All options are on the table, I think, and I don’t know what to expect to be honest. I...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 3, 2021 at 03:57 AM, in Political/War Lounge
If I were a betting man, I’d say the odds are 30... 202,179 Views / 762 Replies  
If I were a betting man, I’d say the odds are 30 % for a repeal, 67 % for restrictions and 3 % for the status quo.

Agreed. The people who will suffer are poorer women. Anyone with money can...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 3, 2021 at 01:14 AM, in Political/War Lounge
What's surprising about that? Getting a... 202,179 Views / 762 Replies  
What's surprising about that?
Getting a nomination by the Federalist Society requires a stance against abortion, and all Supreme Court judges appointed by Republican Presidents have close ties to...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 2, 2021 at 10:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Looks like trauma and dissociation to me. I... 2,645 Views / 94 Replies  
Looks like trauma and dissociation to me. I wouldn’t put too much stock in it in the factual sense. Although if I were advising Baldwin, I’d advise him to not do any interviews.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Dec 2, 2021 at 08:06 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s instant street cred. I had an Amiga 500... 2,183 Views / 80 Replies  
That’s instant street cred.
I had an Amiga 500 as my first machine. Incredibly capable for its time. Part of me wants to get one just to relive part of my youth. Aka I’m old. ;)
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 30, 2021 at 06:02 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I think it always boils down to the same thing:... 1,366 Views / 147 Replies  
I think it always boils down to the same thing: can the survivor expect equal application of the law? The Ahmed Arbery case seems completely open and shut, right? Except that it took the video...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 30, 2021 at 06:01 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I’d advocate to be careful here and clearly... 1,366 Views / 147 Replies  
I’d advocate to be careful here and clearly separate is and ought: it seems to me that subego and you think you know how to interpret the Castle Doctrine in Florida and the current jurisprudence. I...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 29, 2021 at 07:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I’m quite sure that if the woman who was killed... 1,366 Views / 147 Replies  
I’m quite sure that if the woman who was killed had shot the motorcyclist, she would be able to legally claim self-defense as well and win.

You don’t seem to get it.
The fault is not with...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 27, 2021 at 10:17 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I’ll pass. I prefer to wait for pi. 380,909 Views / 1,413 Replies  
I’ll pass. I prefer to wait for pi.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 27, 2021 at 09:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I know, but that wasn’t my point: one person and... 1,366 Views / 147 Replies  
I know, but that wasn’t my point: one person and a fetus unnecessarily died.
Is that really what you want for society?

That’s assuming someone is stupid enough to test that. Do you really want...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 27, 2021 at 08:43 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I guess they want to cash in on Rittenhouse and... 1,366 Views / 147 Replies  
I guess they want to cash in on Rittenhouse and his reputation (by soliciting donations to their campaigns and/or the GOP).

I think this is just another “own the libs” story for these...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 26, 2021 at 08:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Just to add to the discussion that illustrates... 1,366 Views / 147 Replies  
Just to add to the discussion that illustrates how problematic the current conception of self-defense is and how quickly weapons escalate can situations: a pregnant woman in Florida intentionally hit...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 26, 2021 at 08:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Thanks :) Nope, you didn’t miss anything. I... 380,909 Views / 1,413 Replies  
Thanks :)
Nope, you didn’t miss anything. I wanted to announce it, but our daughter kept me busy. Our son was born this Monday, and I have to babysit our daughter outside of day care hours. I...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 24, 2021 at 08:18 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ugh, that really sucks. My sister is going... 380,909 Views / 1,413 Replies  
Ugh, that really sucks. My sister is going through this with her bf. In every other respect, he’s a great guy, but he’s not sure about the vaccine, because “long-term risks aren’t known yet”. He’s...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 24, 2021 at 07:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I have got something to cheer you up. It's... 380,909 Views / 1,413 Replies  
I have got something to cheer you up.

It's been almost two years and I haven't entered into any discussions with anti-vaxxers and the like. This was the second comment to my first post:

I kid...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 24, 2021 at 03:11 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I wouldn’t just look at shootings, I’d look more... 1,366 Views / 147 Replies  
I wouldn’t just look at shootings, I’d look more broadly at using guns for intimidation. And there you have plenty of recent and historical examples. You had armed protestors break into Oregon’s...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 22, 2021 at 08:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I realize you don’t know how soccer hooligans... 1,366 Views / 147 Replies  
I realize you don’t know how soccer hooligans behave and what happens, and that’s ultimately my fault.
Hooligans don’t get into brawls every game. Most of the time the police is there to keep them...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 21, 2021 at 07:41 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No. I never said he was intent to get into a... 1,366 Views / 147 Replies  
No. I never said he was intent to get into a fight. I wrote that he took the risk of getting into a fight by congregating armed.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 21, 2021 at 03:18 AM, in Political/War Lounge
No, you claiming you did not intend to do what... 1,366 Views / 147 Replies  
No, you claiming you did not intend to do what happened does not absolve you. What matters most is what you do, not what you think. And it'd make any crime you base on that standard essentially...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 20, 2021 at 09:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think this is one of the more important life... 1,366 Views / 147 Replies  
I think this is one of the more important life lessons.

And the intimidation is meant to suppress viewpoints they don’t like.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 20, 2021 at 08:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That does not follow: just because you believe... 1,366 Views / 147 Replies  
That does not follow: just because you believe something to be true doesn’t make it true. Nor does it absolve you of responsibility.

Just because you believe having a weapon at the ready will...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 20, 2021 at 08:46 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Don’t get me started on Gmail and the G-suite. ... 278,168 Views / 730 Replies  
Don’t get me started on Gmail and the G-suite.
I still cannot fathom how people think Gmail is more reliable than iCloud. My colleagues and I (across continents, literally) have had mail...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 20, 2021 at 12:37 AM, in MacNN Lounge
@reader50 Very astute observations. It... 1,366 Views / 147 Replies  
@reader50
Very astute observations.

It is as if freedom is only important as long it allows people to behave like assholes or morons. We are given freedom so we can decide for ourselves what it...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 19, 2021 at 09:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Like reader50 wrote, showing up armed is an act... 1,366 Views / 147 Replies  
Like reader50 wrote, showing up armed is an act of intimidation and provocation.

But let me back up: gun laws over the years have become laxer and laxer. One way to measure this is to look at how...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 19, 2021 at 09:15 PM, in Political/War Lounge
@subego Before answering, your questions will... 1,366 Views / 147 Replies  
@subego
Before answering, your questions will lead to a discussion of what I think the laws ought to be rather than what I would decide as a juror based on current law and precedent. Is that ok?
...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 19, 2021 at 06:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No problem. Not really. I find that it... 1,366 Views / 147 Replies  
No problem.

Not really. I find that it usually helps to zoom out and forget about the details for a moment. Usually that does away with a lot of noise and a clearer picture emerges for me.

If...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 19, 2021 at 02:24 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I stated explicitly what would be important to... 1,366 Views / 147 Replies  
I stated explicitly what would be important to me: what happened was not in dispute, only whether it counts as self-defense. The essential facts to me are: Rittenhouse decided to go to the protest...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 19, 2021 at 01:31 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I try not to get distracted by pointless details.... 1,366 Views / 147 Replies  
I try not to get distracted by pointless details. Rittenhouse confirmed that he shot 3 people and killed 2, this is not in dispute. He admitted going to the venue, armed with an AR-15. AFAIK none of...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 19, 2021 at 12:50 AM, in Political/War Lounge
The other members of both groups got lucky in two... 1,366 Views / 147 Replies  
The other members of both groups got lucky in two ways: they didn’t kill anyone else or were killed, and they weren’t arrested. But that wouldn’t be an argument to not punish the hooligans who had...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 18, 2021 at 11:39 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't think it should count as self-defense,... 1,366 Views / 147 Replies  
I don't think it should count as self-defense, because in my mind he was acting like a hooligan, knowingly meeting up for a fight after a soccer game — with a firearm. A hooligan also cannot claim...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 18, 2021 at 10:43 PM, in Political/War Lounge
In what way are you asking the question? Are... 1,366 Views / 147 Replies  
In what way are you asking the question?
Are you asking me whether he should be found guilty based on the current laws and precedents? Or whether she should be found guilty according to laws I find...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 18, 2021 at 10:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I thought defense of others is part of the... 1,366 Views / 147 Replies  
I thought defense of others is part of the self-defense statutes, so I did not delineate between the two. Perhaps I am wrong, legally speaking. In any case, I thought that was obvious from the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 18, 2021 at 07:36 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think you are missing that defense of others is... 1,366 Views / 147 Replies  
I think you are missing that defense of others is also a legitimate defense that is treated on the similar footing as self-defense. When an armed school guard kills a school shooter who is running...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 18, 2021 at 06:05 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I’ve seen reports that said the opposite. To be... 1,366 Views / 147 Replies  
I’ve seen reports that said the opposite. To be honest, that’s not something I feel I can adjudicate. I’d be very cautious with such stories, not least because this judge is now under a microscope...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 17, 2021 at 07:49 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t think so for the last two: one of the big... 1,366 Views / 147 Replies  
I don’t think so for the last two: one of the big problems of US gun laws and gun culture as I see it is that you have many situations where both sides can legitimately claim they thought they were...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 17, 2021 at 07:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No, that’s not it. In my mind, Rittenhouse’s... 1,366 Views / 147 Replies  
No, that’s not it. In my mind, Rittenhouse’s treatment is a continuation of the same bias against most defendants.

My point is that as I see it, it looks to me that selectively granting or...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 17, 2021 at 09:15 AM, in Political/War Lounge
No, that’s not necessarily how it works: when a... 1,366 Views / 147 Replies  
No, that’s not necessarily how it works: when a felon returns fire in a gang shooting, this isn’t necessarily recognized as self-defense either even though someone was fighting for their life. I...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 17, 2021 at 08:53 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I think you can infer intent here as well. To me... 1,366 Views / 147 Replies  
I think you can infer intent here as well. To me Rittenhouse's behavior is akin to a soccer hooligan who comes prepared to fight another team's hooligans after the match. Perhaps you are not...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 16, 2021 at 10:32 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Does it float now? 319,088 Views / 711 Replies  
Does it float now?
Posted by OreoCookie, on Nov 15, 2021 at 02:22 AM, in MacNN Lounge
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