TN05

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  1. TN05 added a post in a topic I'm legitimately getting sad Obama's term is nearing the end   

    IMO, this is just politics. Normally Democrats claim to care about the poor. The people that will be impacted most by this are coal workers (who overwhelmingly come from poorer regions like Appalachia, where coal is maybe the only private-sector job that pays well) and, by extension, people in rural communities (both because electricity increases tend to hurt them most, and because their coal plants will be shut down). However, coal workers and rural voters stopped voting for them around a decade ago, and the urbanites who benefit from government overfunding their inefficient wind/solar projects show no signs of changing their voting patterns.

    Essentially, Democrats are ceding West Virginia and Kentucky for good so they can get more votes in California.
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  2. TN05 added a post in a topic I'm legitimately getting sad Obama's term is nearing the end   

     When it's the only job available for those people, and the consequence will be vastly higher electrical fees, it's a big deal. Democrats don't care about the poor people in Appalachia, because they don't vote for them.

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  3. TN05 added a post in a topic Bill Nye Mean Tweets   

    I liked Bill Nye as a kid, until he supported the unjust treatment of Pluto.
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  4. TN05 added a post in a topic The Republican candidate is apparently going to be chosen this weekend   

    Having a 'national religion' is not the same thing as a theocracy. But you know that already.
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  5. TN05 added a post in a topic I'm legitimately getting sad Obama's term is nearing the end   

    You're getting your wish. Obama is announcing new regulations on power plants. Aside from being a big 'fug you' to coal country, it's going to make electricity prices much higher. 
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  6. TN05 added a post in a topic Ginsburg on the court decisions this year   

    Nah, considering I disagree with him on literally everything else. Just figured since this seems to be such a big deal for you, might be a deal breaker.
    And if that's what you are interested in, I still highly recommend Amar. I don't agree with him on the entirety (he upholds a right to own a hangun in your house, but not much else), but I think he presents a much more reasonable liberal view of it.
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  7. TN05 added a topic in The Tinderbox   

    Garland terrorist bought gun through F&F
    The Chicago Tribune is reporting that the gun the failed Garland shooter (the guy who tried to shoot up the Muhammad drawing contest) was bought in 2010 under the Obama administration's Fast and Furious program. Maybe the GOP wasn't so stupid for looking into this thing?
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  8. TN05 added a post in a topic Ginsburg on the court decisions this year   

    Putting aside your dubious "people means militia, not people" claim, why did Chief Justice Blaney, in the Dred Scott decision in 1857 note that, if Scott's right to citizenship and freedom was upheld, it would give black people the right to "keep and carry arms wherever they went"?
    And it wouldn't have been, if the amendment, like it was initially supposed to be, focused on military actives. It doesn't.
    I would argue it is an incredibly crazy notion to say that interpreting "the people" as "the people" is the same as saying "the right to keep and bear arms" means "bear arms". 
    I'm not trying to solve problems. I'm just saying if this argument isn't going to be reasonable, we should stop.
    Bernie opposes most gun control. :)
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  9. TN05 added a post in a topic PP facing real problems now   

    How isn't it so, then? You said:

    "Ignore those who irrationally believe their every move is being monitored by an invisible being and you're left with virtually no opposition to Planned Parenthood."

    So, as you said - only religious people can think it's wrong to chop up babies and sell their organs. But maybe I'm just not 'enlightened' enough to understand why that's OK.
    Yep. He provided a method for forgiveness of sins, and those that reject that method have to face judgement of their sins. Fairly simple, really.
    If you don't know the answer to the question, you aren't versed enough in what Christians believe to actually answer it.
    And the alternative is send everyone to heaven. Which makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.
    You seem to be confusing 'natural death' with 'God killing someone'... you aren't actually confused. Like most atheists I've seen online, you ask a stupid question and then act like you've actually achieved something. You know the answer to your question.
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  10. TN05 added a post in a topic The Hero   

    For many places, doubling the minimum wage is doubling how much salary they give out. You don't see how that could cause problems?
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  11. TN05 added a post in a topic Ginsburg on the court decisions this year   

    The unorganized 'militia' is the whole of the people, yes. "The people" are not the same as organized militias that you speak of.
    Hold it. This directly contradicts your claim that early versions were designed to protect objectors from military service. If the only purpose of the amendment is military, why would such a crucial and agreeable passage be removed? Perhaps the fact it allows the people to decide whether or not to arm themselves.
    Not the whole "right of the people to keep and bear arms thing". But of course I'm speaking to someone who thinks interpreting "the people" as meaning "the people" is the exact same thing as interpreting "the right to keep and bear arms" to mean "bear arms". 
    That argument is not going to sway any gun owner or second amendment supporter. It's simply not. If you are actually interested in a reasoned debate on this, rather than just a back and forth on whether "the people" means "the militia", I would suggest you read liberal scholars like Akhil Amar. This article would be a good place to start. Unlike most liberal judges, Amar actually considers himself an originalist and attempts to argue from the text and intent of the founders. 

    That being said, I don't see any reason to continue this discussion if nothing is going to be accomplished.
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  12. TN05 added a post in a topic PP facing real problems now   

    Not 3%. A fifth of their revenue comes from it.
    So only religious people can think it's wrong to chop up babies and sell their organs? Because if so, that speaks terribly of atheists like yourself. :)
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  13. TN05 added a post in a topic PP facing real problems now   

    If you take government funding into account (which this group did), yes. That would be the case. But I noted it doesn't include government funding. As they note:
    "All of this totals 1,100.8 million or just over 1 billion dollars. Of the 404.9 million that is “Health Center Revenue” about 38% of that is from the approximately 155 million that comes in from abortion. This leaves 250 million that Planned Parenthood collects from patients for non-abortion services. This means that approximately 23% (250 million divided into 1,100.8 million) of Planned Parenthood’s revenue comes from the paying, non-abortion patients at their centers."

    In essence: if you only count health clinic revenue (404.9 million) and divide it by abortion revenue (155 million), you get 38%. 155 million is actually low - I've seen estimates more around 300 million (by taking the average cost of abortion and the number of abortions performed).

    Your point? They still rely on abortion revenue for nearly 40% of their health center revenue. That's a lot.
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  14. TN05 added a post in a topic Ginsburg on the court decisions this year   

    It led to the part saying the necessity of the militia, yes. The right of the people to keep and bear arms thus includes the right to operate militias, but it does not rely on it exclusively. That's why the right ultimately lies with the people.
    And the second amendment notes the necessity of militias (limiting the government in that regard), while also noting the right of the people to keep and bear arms (limiting the government in another regard). 

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  15. TN05 added a post in a topic PP facing real problems now   

    I bet you still think Michael Brown died with his hands up saying "don't shoot".
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