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Thanks. I got my first dose of Moderna today. The... 263,544 Views / 1,070 Replies  
Thanks. I got my first dose of Moderna today. The arm felt a bit funny after the injection, but overall I feel good. I thought I had a hint of a headache, but that could very well be a case of the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 16, 2021 at 03:16 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Or, at present, pregnant women like my wife.... 263,544 Views / 1,070 Replies  
Or, at present, pregnant women like my wife. (AFAIK no Covid vaccine has been approved for pregnant women.)
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 15, 2021 at 07:41 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Not really, I see no logical connection to what... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
Not really, I see no logical connection to what you or I wrote earlier. Sorry.

Careful: I wrote automatic weapons, not automatic rifles. In your posts you seem to focus on rifles whereas I am...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 11, 2021 at 12:25 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Just ask his wife how she feels about her name ;) 263,544 Views / 1,070 Replies  
Just ask his wife how she feels about her name ;)
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 9, 2021 at 08:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No, you misunderstand: I’m making a descriptive... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
No, you misunderstand: I’m making a descriptive claim, whereas you seem to think I am making a prescriptive claim (is vs. ought). If is and ought differ, then this is not a sign that a descriptive...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 9, 2021 at 08:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t understand what you mean with taking... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
I don’t understand what you mean with taking judicial opinions at face value.

The technological shift happened earlier than that, I’d say it really picked up the pace during WW1 and the period...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 9, 2021 at 04:31 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I understand that this is your opinion, I just... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
I understand that this is your opinion, I just disagree with it.

Again, I accept that this is what the Supreme Court wrote, but I still think the fundamental change is due to a change in values...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 8, 2021 at 10:26 PM, in Political/War Lounge
All institutions are fallible, and there are... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
All institutions are fallible, and there are constitutional mechanisms to correct for that.

Right, and values have shifted. Militias are no longer an important part of American life, at least...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 8, 2021 at 07:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I am glad to hear, and I think rather than... 497 Views / 16 Replies  
I am glad to hear, and I think rather than updating my iPhone 7 this year, I’ll get my first Apple Watch instead. A six-year run for a phone is not bad IMHO.
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 8, 2021 at 07:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
I perfectly understand your argument, I just... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
I perfectly understand your argument, I just disagree with the characterization that this is timeless. It isn’t (even though in my opinion it should have been).

This is the opposite of arguing...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 8, 2021 at 07:58 AM, in Political/War Lounge
It is only timeless, because our morality is... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
It is only timeless, because our morality is substantially different from 70 years ago, i. e. it is not timeless at all. Which is precisely my point: the distinction between “timeless” principles and...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 7, 2021 at 10:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't want to re-litigate the Civil War. But... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
I don't want to re-litigate the Civil War. But the Civil War was started by the South specifically to preserve the institution of slavery, because the writing was on the wall. It was not started by...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 7, 2021 at 09:33 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Look at the other examples I have given in my... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
Look at the other examples I have given in my previous post, slavery. Does right and wrong change over time? Or are we just getting closer to more universal rights for everyone?
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 7, 2021 at 08:03 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Humans are very bad at weighing risks. We focus... 263,544 Views / 1,070 Replies  
Humans are very bad at weighing risks. We focus way too much on small, catastrophic risks and too little about more common risks. A common example is people’s fear of plane accidents even though...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 7, 2021 at 08:01 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That’s an extrapolation ad absurdum. State laws... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
That’s an extrapolation ad absurdum. State laws just have to be compatible with the federal Constitution, because (75+ % of) the states ratified the US Constitution, so they accepted that it...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 7, 2021 at 07:23 PM, in Political/War Lounge
You are forgetting one important factor: the Due... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
You are forgetting one important factor: the Due Process Clause does not just pit the interests of two or more groups of states against one another, fundamentally, it is about states and the federal...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 7, 2021 at 03:53 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I don't understand your question. Lots of laws... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
I don't understand your question.
Lots of laws have been derived from the Constitution or other documents even though they are not explicitly mentioned, and very few cases concern explicitly...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 6, 2021 at 11:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t know what you mean by flipped here. If I... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
I don’t know what you mean by flipped here. If I understand your reasoning (and I did not check the numbers), 31 states did not let same sex couples get married and SCOTUS found that to be...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 4, 2021 at 09:35 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Just so that I understand this properly: in your... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
Just so that I understand this properly: in your opinion, is the problem of pacing a theoretical one? Or do you think it is a practical one, i. e. that SCOTUS has set too fast a pace, and there is...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 4, 2021 at 10:16 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I still don’t see this as an issue where the... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
I still don’t see this as an issue where the Supreme Court makes sweeping changes at a staggering pace. Sometimes principles of law have to be quantified even if that was not part of the original...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 3, 2021 at 11:56 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Ah, ok. I thought you were referring to passing... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
Ah, ok. I thought you were referring to passing amendments.
So by design it falls within the purview of the Supreme Court, correct? And if Congress did not agree with that, it could pass and...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 3, 2021 at 10:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Why is that a criterion in the first place? There... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
Why is that a criterion in the first place? There is nothing about “speed of change” in the Constitution, and I don't see that even as a criterion that should enter their decisions.

I don't...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 3, 2021 at 09:27 PM, in Political/War Lounge
If anything, the US political system is way too... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
If anything, the US political system is way too rigid, which is why it is creaking and straining in so many places — it hasn’t been adapted over time. I don’t want to go off on a tangent here, but...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 3, 2021 at 08:38 PM, in Political/War Lounge
What does blowback have to do with anything?... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
What does blowback have to do with anything? Blowback is a political consideration, not a legal one. Avoiding blowback isn’t a good strategy, otherwise the South would still be largely segregated.
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Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 3, 2021 at 07:00 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Spot on. That isn’t my premise at all, of... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
Spot on.

That isn’t my premise at all, of course, the Supreme Court is not infallible, it can and has made mistakes. The Constitution creates a framework for an “infinite game”, where all sides...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 3, 2021 at 06:20 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The Supreme Court making a wrong decision is a... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
The Supreme Court making a wrong decision is a different than the Supreme Court “making law”. No institution is infallible, and with hindsight we can find many examples (e. g. the decision that...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 3, 2021 at 06:14 PM, in Political/War Lounge
No, they haven’t, they have merely defined how to... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
No, they haven’t, they have merely defined how to interpret existing law. What you call “creating new law”, I’d just label “decisions with significant consequences that change the status quo”.

(I...
Posted by OreoCookie, on Jun 2, 2021 at 07:24 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t understand the way you see this dichotomy... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
I don’t understand the way you see this dichotomy (trichotomy?) between the three branches of government. To me one of the roles of the Supreme Court is to check whether a law or court decisions are...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 31, 2021 at 04:08 AM, in Political/War Lounge
I agree a mesh would be a boon for civilization.... 922 Views / 5 Replies  
I agree a mesh would be a boon for civilization. However, don't do this without explicitly asking people first (and checking whether it violates terms of service of the ISP). I doubt Amazon is doing...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 30, 2021 at 08:34 PM, in MacNN Lounge
That’s not what I meant, I think you are taking... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
That’s not what I meant, I think you are taking this too narrowly: I think there is much more diversity even within “liberal” and “conservative” judges than that. I attribute that to the rise of the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 30, 2021 at 08:30 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That’s not cool to say the least. I wonder how... 922 Views / 5 Replies  
That’s not cool to say the least. I wonder how Amazon is getting away with so much sh*t.
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 30, 2021 at 12:01 AM, in MacNN Lounge
I don’t think that’s an apt summary of my post. I... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
I don’t think that’s an apt summary of my post. I think being conscious of history is an absolutely valuable perspective when forming opinions in a court of law — as long as this isn’t the only...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 29, 2021 at 12:39 AM, in Political/War Lounge
That’s your opinion, I’m sure other originalists... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
That’s your opinion, I’m sure other originalists would disagree.

I think this is an illusion: originalists think that, yes, but in the end it is how they think other people thought at a time many...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 28, 2021 at 09:44 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I think this will be great, not necessarily... 756 Views / 8 Replies  
I think this will be great, not necessarily because people can hear the difference between lossy, high-quality mp4 files and lossless, but rather because at least some music will be remixed for these...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 28, 2021 at 09:20 AM, in MacNN Lounge
Sure, I know. But people making originalist... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
Sure, I know. But people making originalist arguments usually refer to specific sources such as the Federalist Papers and tends to be very theoretical. For example, we could discuss the purpose of...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 27, 2021 at 10:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Don't read it as an accusation. No matter whether... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
Don't read it as an accusation. No matter whether it is done inadvertently or on purpose, I'm just saying this is how it is perceived on my end and I don't think it helps your argument.
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 27, 2021 at 08:07 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Sure, but even when you adjust for that, life... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
Sure, but even when you adjust for that, life expectancy was still significantly shorter and a life time appointment. For example, third Chief Justice Ellsworth died when he was 62 (...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 27, 2021 at 07:02 PM, in Political/War Lounge
The last change in the number of Supreme Court... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
The last change in the number of Supreme Court Justices was 1869. Even if I buy your premise that's pretty glacial change in my book. The population in the US has grown roughly by a factor of 10.
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Posted by OreoCookie, on May 27, 2021 at 09:32 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Garland was not refused a hearing, because the... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
Garland was not refused a hearing, because the Senate didn't like him. I remember Lindsey Graham saying that even if Obama nominated him, he'd reject himself. This was not about the candidate, this...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 27, 2021 at 09:23 AM, in Political/War Lounge
You know what Waragainstsleep was referring to:... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
You know what Waragainstsleep was referring to: sticking to the letter of the law, but violating its spirit. I don't think anyone designing the constitution of a modern state would like to see that...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 26, 2021 at 08:47 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I understand your political argument, and this is... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
I understand your political argument, and this is a valid argument, but I just see no way to link that to any opinion of the Founding Fathers. I am not aware that they considered this specific point....
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 26, 2021 at 01:25 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Sure. They can also cite Edgar Allen Poe in their... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
Sure. They can also cite Edgar Allen Poe in their ruling in lieu of a justification. They could give standing to my wife‘s pet turtle. But the Supreme Court derives its legitimacy derives from the...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 25, 2021 at 07:42 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I don’t think it is as easy as you make it sound.... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
I don’t think it is as easy as you make it sound. AFAIK with extremely few exceptions (if memory serves conflicts between states over shared territory like rivers are an exception), you have to make...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 25, 2021 at 12:55 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Two things here: the case would have to reach the... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
Two things here: the case would have to reach the Supreme Court first. Who has standing to sue here? The GOP? I don’t think so. States? Can’t see how. And if that were to happen, that conflict would...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 24, 2021 at 07:13 PM, in Political/War Lounge
reader's point as I understand it is that there... 143,114 Views / 579 Replies  
reader's point as I understand it is that there is no constitutionally fixed number of seats on the Supreme Court. If the Supreme Court did something outrageous, this could tip over hesitant...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 24, 2021 at 02:06 AM, in Political/War Lounge
Yes, sure, but fewer and fewer do not rely on... 1,172,400 Views / 2,920 Replies  
Yes, sure, but fewer and fewer do not rely on chips. Lightbulbs have tons of electronics in them, cars have tons (some carmakers had to reduce production, because they canceled chip orders and now...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 22, 2021 at 07:12 PM, in Political/War Lounge
From the people in favor of local, small... 263,544 Views / 1,070 Replies  
From the people in favor of local, small government. ;)
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 21, 2021 at 07:54 PM, in Political/War Lounge
That’s the same thing many Europeans say about... 1,172,400 Views / 2,920 Replies  
That’s the same thing many Europeans say about goods made in America! Funny how things are when the shoe is on the other foot ;)

With due respect, but it ain’t that simple. Compared to Europe it...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 20, 2021 at 06:44 PM, in Political/War Lounge
Honestly, I don't think Trump lost because he is... 1,172,400 Views / 2,920 Replies  
Honestly, I don't think Trump lost because he is too far to the right. I think he lost because of how badly he and his administration dealt with the Covid pandemic.

I don't think Trump fits into...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 19, 2021 at 10:25 PM, in Political/War Lounge
I am skeptical about this, I can think of several... 1,172,400 Views / 2,920 Replies  
I am skeptical about this, I can think of several important policies where the GOP’s elected officials are to the far right of its own voters. One is health care policy and another one is taxes. To...
Posted by OreoCookie, on May 19, 2021 at 07:21 PM, in Political/War Lounge
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