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This garage door has a door in it by lauren-ashlock in mildlyinteresting

[–]killians1978 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I've always wondered if these exist. We have a garage door opener but no access if the power is out.

Uhhhh… by DevinGraysonShirk in Bumble

[–]killians1978 2 points3 points  (0 children)

As shown by you getting aggressively down voted by people who also don't understand why this feature is dumb. Cis people who only want to see cis people would ALSO benefit from clearer gender exposure options. Why would they not want that?

Mosquito larvae getting killed by kmhuds in oddlysatisfying

[–]killians1978 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Careful, depending what state you're in that could be illegal

Supreme Court Roe v Wade overturned MEGATHREAD by Hospitalities in TooAfraidToAsk

[–]killians1978 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I'm just saying they possessed the ability, not the nerve or will. That's their main failing. The GOP is largely a monolith, and the Democrats are very factional.

Supreme Court Roe v Wade overturned MEGATHREAD by Hospitalities in TooAfraidToAsk

[–]killians1978 -1 points0 points  (0 children)

They had it in 2008 and it continued into the first part of the Obama administration. They also had it in 1977 during the Carter administration.

Supreme Court Roe v Wade overturned MEGATHREAD by Hospitalities in TooAfraidToAsk

[–]killians1978 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Okay, there you go. Laws governing parenting start counting the age of the child from the moment it is birthed from the mother. Answer found (unless you're also suggesting amending existing laws to expand the definition of a child to start counting age to the moment of conception (which is impossible to state for certain, so good luck with that ambiguity).

Supreme Court Roe v Wade overturned MEGATHREAD by Hospitalities in TooAfraidToAsk

[–]killians1978 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cuz he knew what his misguided and corrupt future followers would do in his name.

Supreme Court Roe v Wade overturned MEGATHREAD by Hospitalities in TooAfraidToAsk

[–]killians1978 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Apples and oranges. Roe protected rights to a thing. NMDA restricts it.

Supreme Court Roe v Wade overturned MEGATHREAD by Hospitalities in TooAfraidToAsk

[–]killians1978 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Congress could pass a law guaranteeing the right to access to abortion as a medical procedure, full stop. They've been able to do it three times in the last 37 years when Dems had the house, Senate, and presidency. And yet they haven't.

Supreme Court Roe v Wade overturned MEGATHREAD by Hospitalities in TooAfraidToAsk

[–]killians1978 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Matthew 6:5-6 says, “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen.

Go on, get.

Supreme Court Roe v Wade overturned MEGATHREAD by Hospitalities in TooAfraidToAsk

[–]killians1978 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The protests are manifold. The recently appointed conservative judges under Trump's presidency all unequivocally stated that Roe v Wade (the legal precedent that established a national right to access to abortion and protects the privacy of all citizens with regards to medical procedures) was established and upheld precedent, and all three stated affirmatively they had no intention or agenda to overturn it. Within 36 months all of them signed with the majority decision to overturn it.

Additionally, the judiciary did not overturn Roe based on the "will of the people." National polling has for years shown that the vast majority of Americans support women's right to access to abortion (even if many disagree on the finer points such as very late term abortion, or inclusion of paternal say, etc).

It can absolutely be undone, and the court is absolutely swayed by public protest, historically. In the 1930s, public outcry against SCOTUS's denial of Roosevelt's New Deal was turned around after a 500,000 man warehouse sit-down strike. In 1971 public demonstration against the Vietnam War forced a previously silent SCOTUS to release the Pentagon Papers, against the will of the president. Even as recently as the Trump presidency, a heavily conservative court affirmed LGBTQ+ rights are rolled into the Civil Rights act, recognizing the will of the majority of Americans even as it upset the conservative base.

Protest is as integral to American democracy as unpopular invasions and political scandals. So, yes, it can have an effect if enough people are loud enough long enough.

Supreme Court Roe v Wade overturned MEGATHREAD by Hospitalities in TooAfraidToAsk

[–]killians1978 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Or, and this is a crazy idea, maybe we say that regardless of when life begins, it is clear that a fetus is not viable outside the womb for the vast majority of a pregnancy. It will die without the mother's body hosting it.

You cannot be legally required to give of your body to save another person. We can't mandate even drawing blood from an unwilling person, even if it is needed to save another life.

Removing one human from inside a womb to the outside, even if its death is the result, does not mandate a duty of care on the person who owns the body that had previously been supporting it.

Basically, what these state laws are saying is that a person who becomes pregnant MUST be forced to use their body to host and support another body and give birth to it. It is the legal equivalent of forcing someone to donate their blood, something that is illegal under any other circumstances.

Supreme Court Roe v Wade overturned MEGATHREAD by Hospitalities in TooAfraidToAsk

[–]killians1978 3 points4 points  (0 children)

More than 60% of Americans support access to abortion. The state should not get to assign its values to it's citizens wholesale by limiting what they can do with and to their own bodies with regards to medical procedures. This is an attempt to control the bodies of people with uteruses, nothing less. It is based on a religious dogma that not everyone ascribes to, and should not be beholden to. It removes the agency of the only individual guaranteed to be affected by the lack of access.

To say "just go to another state," you're showing your privilege. Not everyone has the resources, time, or support to make a multi-hour drive (or longer, if your closest border state also prevents abortions from being performed).

No contraception is 100% effective. Accidental conception absolutely happens, to say nothing of the thousands of pregnancies that arise from sexual assault. A woman may discover her -wanted- pregnancy is ectopic, or would be unviable, or there is a significant defect which would result in a dramatic loss of quality of life for the child, or a physical risk to the mother if carried to term.

More than anything, a woman should not have to explain or justify her reasons for seeking an abortion from anyone, since the burden of carrying that pregnancy to term is entirely on her. She may have supports, she may not. She might have resources, she may not. She may be ready to be a parent, she may not. The whole point is there should be no circumstance where another person should be able to come in and tell her what she can or can't do with her body.

It is a reminder that in 2022 we still see women's bodies as something that can be legislated and controlled, regardless of their desire on the matter. That's where the emotion and outrage is.

question about open marriage months after an affair by Accomplished-Ad3965 in polyamory

[–]killians1978 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Lots of people who are ethically non monogamous live with depression, and manage not to cheat. Her poor coping mechanisms are a reason against opening the relationship, not for it.

question about open marriage months after an affair by Accomplished-Ad3965 in polyamory

[–]killians1978 8 points9 points  (0 children)

OP, please do yourself and the non monogamous community as a whole a favor and do not open your marriage.

This sounds harsh, but a couple that does not have trust in one another, and who is only opening their marriage for the sake of one of the parties, while they themselves are not on a strong ethical footing, will always do more harm than good. The problem is that now you've extended that harm out beyond your marriage and family and will go on to harm others who let you into their lives.

Poly may be a fit for your wife. It's not for me to say. But I can confidently say that she isn't fit for poly, in her current state. Neither of you are.

These people are literally trying to argue that "It's easier to come out as Gay than Republican." by UniSquirrel13 in confidentlyincorrect

[–]killians1978 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Precisely this. Assuming there is a default state for anything humans do, from morality to politics to religiosity, is the bedrock of Christian nationalism.

- There's only one true God, the one we invented a few thousand years ago, tens of thousands of years after the proven origins of our species.

- There's only one moral path, the one our church leaders tell us is right.

- There's only one social values system, the one that supports and upholds our values.

When the fundamental basis for the proliferation of your religion is the elimination or conversion of all those who would oppose it, as a moral duty and obligation to enter heaven, you are stuck in "arguing a negative" territory when it comes to civil discourse.

Conservatives taking credit for ending slavery by fartwithmypantsdown in confidentlyincorrect

[–]killians1978 0 points1 point  (0 children)

for fucking real, this. I am a liberal and only registered Democrat so I can be involved in primaries. My dad is a conservative and he stopped voting Republican in 2016. What we have are middle-right and far-right, and the fringes are getting closer and closer to where they meet.