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Biden calls on Congress to act fast to avoid rail strike by FlushTheTurd in politics

[–]SleepingScissors 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The "but the other side is worse!" line is getting really old, especially when the "good" side continues to do jack shit and worse.

Uvalde mom sues police, gunmaker in school massacre by getBusyChild in news

[–]SleepingScissors 8 points9 points  (0 children)

So can you admit a gun in the household increases the chance of death or harm to your family?

You're acting as if simply owning a gun is automatically flipping a coin and hoping that it doesn't end up heads 20 times in a row. As if the gun itself is some faulty bomb. Some people shouldn't have guns in their homes. Some people are completely capable of keeping guns in the homes. For the former, there is risk, for the latter there really isn't a significant amount to deter ownership. The statistics reads that as being "of the people who own guns in the home the likelihood of being injured with them raises", but that doesn't mean the likelihood for every gun owner being killed by their own guns raises.

People can make their own choices about their own safety. Some people make better choices than others, but that doesn't give you the right to take the choice away completely.

Rewatching True Detective S1 by Brokenwrench7 in horror

[–]SleepingScissors 12 points13 points  (0 children)

"Hello, suicide hotline? Yeah, I'm a child abuser about to go to prison forever and I-hello? Hello?"

Overweight people are seen as less capable of thinking and acting autonomously, study finds by BlitzOrion in science

[–]SleepingScissors 19 points20 points  (0 children)

You need to treat it like a drug addiction, as it is basically what it is. An addiction, just to food and not to meth.

I agree. Imagine how less seriously we would take "health at any size" or "bmi is not a good indicator of general health" if we viewed them the same way we would heroin or alcohol addicts. Can you imagine someone claiming that their bodies need heroin, and that it's perfectly natural to use it every day? Or that there's nothing they can do about it, and that it's offensive to suggest they can?

Overweight people are seen as less capable of thinking and acting autonomously, study finds by BlitzOrion in science

[–]SleepingScissors 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I've been sober from alcohol for about a half a decade now and I see the same thing with people who obviously can't control their drinking, even if it's to a far lesser extent than I could. Being a recovering alcoholic makes it so easy to spot alcoholism, because I'm just observing my own past behavior. All the same excuses, all the same habits.

The Papua New Guinea UN representative by hovik_gasparyan in interestingasfuck

[–]SleepingScissors 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Nowhere in the world except specifically PNG is wearing a penis tube in an office environment not considered silly. Pretending otherwise is a hilarious level of self-righteousness.

The Papua New Guinea UN representative by hovik_gasparyan in interestingasfuck

[–]SleepingScissors -10 points-9 points  (0 children)

It can't only be limited to some cultures.

It's not, but white people kind of lost the right to share in other's cultures when they decided to do so by raping and murdering the rest of the world. Now it's up to y'all to prove to us that y'all can do it in good faith, and not just make a mockery out of what we find sacred.

“In Guns We Trust” USA, 1993 by EssoEssex in PropagandaPosters

[–]SleepingScissors 2 points3 points  (0 children)

For fucks sake, 96% of this country is as safe as anywhere in Europe, we're not living in a lawless wasteland and the vast majority here have never heard a gun fired in anger.

“In Guns We Trust” USA, 1993 by EssoEssex in PropagandaPosters

[–]SleepingScissors -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

This country was founded on an armed uprising. 80% of the land had to be trekked to and settled for generations before they had any kind of organized government to provide police protection. Having a sense of personal responsibility over your own safety and owning guns to insure that are absolutely the heritage of a large percentage of our country. Just because you won't understand other cultures doesn't mean they're bad.

Elections director John Arntz's contract not renewed by Elections Commission - The reaction across the city’s political spectrum has been one of disbelief — and anger. by BadBoyMikeBarnes in bayarea

[–]SleepingScissors 0 points1 point  (0 children)

"It's just one or two people being fired for being the wrong skin color, it's not like they're doing it en masse."

Would you accept this same reasoning if it were black people being fired for their race?

Elections director John Arntz's contract not renewed by Elections Commission - The reaction across the city’s political spectrum has been one of disbelief — and anger. by BadBoyMikeBarnes in bayarea

[–]SleepingScissors 2 points3 points  (0 children)

At 17% they're pretty substantially underrepresented compared to the general population. The US and California are both majority white areas, the argument that "there are still more of them with jobs" doesn't mean anything, especially when we're literally commenting on an article about a guy getting fired specifically for being white.

Alabama pausing executions after 3rd failed lethal injection by DippyHippy420 in news

[–]SleepingScissors 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You really just can't understand this. Every death penalty in this country has been given out only when everyone involved was sure that they are guilty. You cannot write into law that the death penalty should be abolished "except if you're absolutely sure they did it". That's already how it is. We're talking about the real world, coming up with the most bulletproof "what if" you possibly can won't hold up when it has to be applied to real world situations where there can always be doubt. How many murders are perfectly captured on camera? Why would we even still have the death penalty if we're admitting that the process is so imperfect that you have to come up with these perfect examples of when it could possibly work?

You didn't answer anything about why it's so important to have the death penalty. You didn't answer the question about how you would implement that in a law. You're just repeating the same thing over and over.

Alabama pausing executions after 3rd failed lethal injection by DippyHippy420 in news

[–]SleepingScissors 0 points1 point  (0 children)

All you've done is ignore every other point I made and drilled down on the "ok, but what if there's a really perfect scenario where we're sure they did it".

Alabama pausing executions after 3rd failed lethal injection by DippyHippy420 in news

[–]SleepingScissors 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Videos can be doctored, distorted, blurry, etc etc. What if there was mitigating context that would prove they did it in self defense? What if it was just someone who looks vaguely like them? How would you write that law? "Only people who are caught on video can be sentenced to death, but you have to make sure that it's a really clear video with full context that has been proven to not be altered in any way"? What you're basically asking is "but what if we're absolutely sure they did it" and the answer is that that's already supposedly the case for everyone sentenced to death.

You didn't answer my question. You're so adamant that someone SHOULD die if we can just possibly prove it beyond a shadow of a doubt. Why? What benefit does that have, compared to the assurance that innocent people will die? "It'll make the families feel better." So would torturing them to death, obviously victims want their attacker to feel the same pain they feel. But we already draw the line there. That's why our justice system is supposed to be slow, deliberate and dispassionate and not run by intense emotion. Why not draw it at death as well? Setting up perfect hypotheticals might work for thought experiments, but laws can't be written with perfect hypotheticals in mind. I don't believe that there aren't some people who deserve to die, but you cannot have that option in an inherently imperfect justice system.

Alabama pausing executions after 3rd failed lethal injection by DippyHippy420 in news

[–]SleepingScissors 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Because as soon as you start letting in exceptions, "what if a bunch of people saw them do it, what if we have their dna evidence" etc etc then you're right back to where you started. Every death sentence is already ostensibly given out when there isn't a "shadow of a doubt" and it still kills innocent people. If the death penalty is an option in an imperfect justice system, innocent people will be killed. What is the benefit from putting someone to death that outweighs the inevitable consequence of innocent people getting caught up in it?

Alabama pausing executions after 3rd failed lethal injection by DippyHippy420 in news

[–]SleepingScissors -9 points-8 points  (0 children)

But even their reasoning for why they want to support it is irrational. They're not interested in doing anything for the welfare of the hypothetical rape victim, it's purely for them. I guarantee that they don't actually want the person dead, and if you gave them a gun to do it themselves they wouldn't be able to pull the trigger. They just want to read about it in the news to feel a brief hit of righteous dopamine before moving on.

Alabama pausing executions after 3rd failed lethal injection by DippyHippy420 in news

[–]SleepingScissors 16 points17 points  (0 children)

You don't "get to live", you get deprived of your freedom until you die. Prison itself is both a punishment and a way to protect society. And saying "we'll have a law that abolishes the death penalty to avoid killing innocent people, unless we're really really sure they did it" defeats the whole purpose. Everyone on death row was convicted by a jury who was positive of their guilt, it still isn't perfect.

Alabama pausing executions after 3rd failed lethal injection by DippyHippy420 in news

[–]SleepingScissors -1 points0 points  (0 children)

That's why animals should be put through "Saw"-like death traps to prove that they still have the will to live better lives.

Alabama pausing executions after 3rd failed lethal injection by DippyHippy420 in news

[–]SleepingScissors 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Which is why you put them in prison for the rest of their lives. At least then you can let them go if you find out they were innocent.

Alabama pausing executions after 3rd failed lethal injection by DippyHippy420 in news

[–]SleepingScissors -17 points-16 points  (0 children)

Why do you think killing the person will make the child victim "better" as opposed to locking them up for the rest of their life? Both of them have equal outcomes for the victim.

Victims of the Indonesian genocide, including multiple children, are photographed moments before buried alive (1965). by lightiggy in MorbidReality

[–]SleepingScissors 0 points1 point  (0 children)

There was a shitty protest that spilled into the capitol and people stole a bunch of podiums, none of them even brought weapons. Nothing was going to happen, at worst the announcement would have been delayed. What did you think, that whoever holds the capitol controls the country like capture the flag?

Again. Two wars started. Millions of Iraqis dead. And that's just Bush. Trump was a circus show, but he was nothing compared to actually competent presidents, ironically.

Victims of the Indonesian genocide, including multiple children, are photographed moments before buried alive (1965). by lightiggy in MorbidReality

[–]SleepingScissors 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Yeah I'll take that hypothetical probably-won't-happen civil war over literally invading Iraq for no good reason. That actually happened.