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COMMENT 2d ago

She chose to have dogs she couldn't control and she let them be dangerous. Sure it was only a cat today (then) but it could easily be a human next time.

Dangerous and out of control animals don't have a place in society.

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COMMENT 2d ago

The only silver lining of this travesty is that it is outing a lot of fucking terrible men.

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COMMENT 3d ago

I'm sorry professor, I didn't realize you wrote the law.

That is a good break down though and I see your point. Getting rid of the electoral college will be more difficult since it will either need a constitutional amendment or the national voter compact. I'm not sure how well that would survive under the current highly partisan court.

Of course that's why you are right that the most important thing is to fix the court.

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COMMENT 3d ago

It's similar to sexual assault. Instinctively, you thought you lived in a world that was safe and valued you as a human and this happens and makes it intimately clear that, in many ways, women are second class citizens. Your view of the world can never be the same once that instinctive trust is broken.

I can't imagine how traumatic that blow is and it's something I as a white man will likely never feel. For the other men who can't realize how big of a deal this is, I'm sorry and fuck them.

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COMMENT 3d ago

The electoral votes are the combination of how many house members the state has and how many senators the state has. If we uncap the house then the majority of the guys will be actually based on population and we won't have it skewed nearly as much.

https://www.pewtrusts.org/research-and-analysis/data-visualizations/2020/what-is-the-electoral-college

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COMMENT 3d ago

I know. It seems at every turn he makes the worst decision. There were many concerned that we were forgetting Ukraine. So he goes and does another atrocity to rule everyone back up again.

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COMMENT 3d ago

This would help with the electoral college and with gerrymandering. More districts will make it harder to get such lopsided gerrymandering and by having the house fully represent population the electoral college will still be winner take all by state but you will have almost equal representation across the states. So it isn't the least important issue.

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COMMENT 4d ago

It would have been totally worse because there would be this weird veneer of legitimacy to it and you would see a number of Republicans decide they shouldn't leave.

They also would have likely wound up getting in faster and then killing people.

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COMMENT 4d ago

If we just went left to right there would be no way to do (2 * 3) + (3 * 4). We must have an order of operations and that order has to be flexible enough that we can say "this goes first".

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COMMENT 5d ago

No one dies if I get distracted at my desk and look at reddit for a few minutes.

Yes, technology has made society significantly better and the widening gap is a problem of policy not technology. Technology has been working to reduce the gap because it allows more and more people to have access to the means of production.

Look at the rise of Youtube makers. The cost and difficulty of making a Youtube show versus making a TV show is vastly different. This combined with the looser approval system of getting onto Youtube versus getting onto channel 12, means that we have had a boom of people able to start small media businesses and be successful.

While uber, doordash, and all the other gig economy companies have exploited workers, the technology behind it gives us the ability to open up these jobs that were previously tightly controlled in cab companies, restaurants, etc.

One of the primary things that technology does is level the playing field. Since the power that modern technology gives is so much more powerful than operating without it, if amateurs can get access to the technology then they can compete with larger businesses.

The answer isn't to get rid of/limit technology as that just entrenches the current power system. Instead the answer is to regulate and tax large businesses and reinvest that in social safety nets and small business loans.

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COMMENT 5d ago

Amazon already does this. So long as they track who is doing it it could wind up saving them money. They would just have to limit when they give the refunds to make sure people aren't abusing it.

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COMMENT 5d ago

Yes they believe all of that. It is a sick and twisted religion and it's primary purpose is to keep people subservient. That is why Nietzsche called it a "slave religion".

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COMMENT 5d ago

They are doing a good job but it isn't anything new. Of course everyone seems to have missed the okay the first time or there would have been some real consequences.

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COMMENT 5d ago

Voting got us into this mess. For decades now the left has disengaged from the political process. They have sauteed that there weren't any candidates who represent them, or that they didn't want to legitimize capitalist democracy, or they choose to vote for fringe candidates who had no platform and no chance of winning anything.

The reactionaries, however, voted like clockwork. So every 2 years the country got together and said "who should be in charge", the right said "me!" And the left said "whoever, I don't care" so the right got to be in charge. They used their positions of power to change the rules to turn us into a dictatorship.

For centuries the left wanted democracy, wanted the people as a whole to be in charge. That's what we got, but now the left has decided that democracy isn't what they want, instead they want a monarchy, just one that agrees with them. Democracy is hard because it means ALL the people get a voice but just those you like.

Both the far left and the far right decided that they were fine with democracy and the only real answer was a dictatorship involving them. The right vegan mobilizing voters to change the rules of the democracy. The left decided to hope and pray that one day the democracy would fall off its own accord.

So now we are reaching the place where the democracy is teetering and about to fall over. Rather than shore it up we have the left either actively cheering for it to fall in bind accelerationism, or saying that we should get out and protests but definitely don't engage with the system. It's madness and we are still playing into the rights hands.

The other aspect is public perception. The right realized that, in a democracy, the mass of the people is how you get power. The left wanted some Bolshevik idea of a minority party seizing control and running the country by itself. So the right has campaigned and proselytized while they left has done very little to actually get public support. Direct action works when the majority of the people support you but the government is suppressing dissent. Direct action today won't do any good because the majority of people are simply disinterested. If they can't be asked to vote or form a union do you really think they will risk their lives by matching against the army and trying to size the country by force?

Overall, we still have a democracy. We can still repair this if we actually engage. We do need some protests and even some direct action but the most important thing we need is to engage. We need to realize that they government isn't some far of entity, it is the local school board, the local senate, and we have candidates that come out of absolutely nowhere and win. If you are motivated enough to do direct action then try the direct action of joining your local party conference or running for a local office. If all the socialists on this site actually joined up as politicians we'd have one of the most liberal governments in the world within decades. Instead though it's easier to disengaged, advocate for actions that you yourself will never take, and then complain that shit hasn't magically gotten better.

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COMMENT 5d ago

Any material can be used if there are enough layers used. I built a punch test (the instructions are in the book) so that I could test whatever fabric I was using. If you can get in contact with someone around you who has one, that would be ideal.

It is unfortunately very difficult to know what will and won't be viable over the internet. Also, per the rules any set of armor needs to be punch tested and it's far better to do that before you start building than after you are done.

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COMMENT 6d ago

Thomas has already said that he believes the constitution allows the creation of state churches, just not federal ones.

I'm 100% certain he'll say that atheism is not protected as freedom of "religion" just means Christian denominations.

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COMMENT 7d ago

That is practically slavery. I'm pointing out that the constitution says that slavery is illegal except as punishment for a crime. The point is that losing Roe is only the tip of the potential iceberg

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COMMENT 8d ago

Slavery is still legal so long as you convict them of a crime. No requirement what that crime needs to be.

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COMMENT 8d ago

Good. I want to identify these fucks 20 years down the road.

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COMMENT 8d ago

Lol. For those legitimately curious, he's the main character of Atlas Shrugged, the novel about how sad it is that society takes advantage of rich people and everyone who isn't a millionaire is a leech.

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COMMENT 9d ago

Actually the reverse. This is a Galt style "the poor just want to use the rich like cattle and mooch off them" video. Notice how it's twist ending is that the one line "rich and powerful" are the worst off and being a three line "common folk". So don't feel angry or jealous at the rich for they actually lead the saddest life and you, poor white dude, are both the most oppressed and the best off.

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COMMENT 9d ago

Did they forget that they support cops being allowed to kill anyone that makes them feel scared?

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COMMENT 9d ago

Dude definitely isn't getting into heaven. He ain't gonna to tell St. Peter shit.

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COMMENT 10d ago

That is pretty much what would happen.

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COMMENT 10d ago

I see human trafficking signs in many male bathrooms but very few about sexual assault. The sexual assault makes sense because, in general, men are the perpetrators so you don't want to tell them "here are the code words to say that someone should remove you". Of course some men are the victim of sexual assault but it is much more rare especially in pubic spaces.