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  1. Comment on Both sides of the abortion debate want to defend and protect in ~talk

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    Also, do "person" and "human being" mean the same thing? What sort of things to we ascribe rights to, and why?

    Also, do "person" and "human being" mean the same thing?

    What sort of things to we ascribe rights to, and why?

  2. Comment on Both sides of the abortion debate want to defend and protect in ~talk

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    While I'm sure that most of the actual anti-abortion "foot soldiers" are genuine true believers who see abortion as evil, it's important to note the real reasons that abortion became a central...

    While I'm sure that most of the actual anti-abortion "foot soldiers" are genuine true believers who see abortion as evil, it's important to note the real reasons that abortion became a central pillar of right-wing politics. The real reason was to punish certain politicians for not being racist enough.

    https://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/05/religious-right-real-origins-107133

    8 votes
  3. Comment on Both sides of the abortion debate want to defend and protect in ~talk

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    The difference is that one side wants to protect actual people, self-aware beings with a life that they've lived and a personal history. The other side wants to protect non-entities at the expense...

    The difference is that one side wants to protect actual people, self-aware beings with a life that they've lived and a personal history. The other side wants to protect non-entities at the expense of actual people.

    4 votes
  4. Comment on The Simpsons Pulled an Episode Featuring Michael Jackson. That Was a Mistake. in ~tv

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    There are southern states trying to do exactly that

    While we're at it, it's kind of a black eye on the United States that our country was built on slavery. Can't we just erase that from the history books and forget it ever happened?

    There are southern states trying to do exactly that

    1 vote
  5. Comment on Dwarf Fortress to be Released on Steam and itch.io in ~games

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    Will there be anything resembling a tutorial?

    Will there be anything resembling a tutorial?

    3 votes
  6. Comment on The "Disney Vault" is open - Disney’s new streaming service will include "the entire Disney motion picture library" in ~movies

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    Or the original theatrical release version of Fantasia.

    Or the original theatrical release version of Fantasia.

    4 votes
  7. Comment on The "Disney Vault" is open - Disney’s new streaming service will include "the entire Disney motion picture library" in ~movies

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    Especially with Disney's acquisition of Fox's entertainment library.

    Especially with Disney's acquisition of Fox's entertainment library.

    2 votes
  8. Comment on Opinion | For Jews, Ilhan Omar’s Attack On ‘Allegiances’ To Israel Is All Too Familiar in ~news

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    Yeah, but most Americans believe what their media tells them. And their media tells them that we are, and need to be, allies with Israel, and that any commentary on their human rights abuses is...

    Yeah, but most Americans believe what their media tells them. And their media tells them that we are, and need to be, allies with Israel, and that any commentary on their human rights abuses is automatically antisemetic.

    11 votes
  9. Comment on Opinion | For Jews, Ilhan Omar’s Attack On ‘Allegiances’ To Israel Is All Too Familiar in ~news

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    Because evangelicals believe that Israel is supposed to be destroyed in the biblical apocalypse that ushers in Jesus' return.

    So why would the GOP, and the vast majority of dems, support Israel? Maybe because the majority of Americans do?

    Because evangelicals believe that Israel is supposed to be destroyed in the biblical apocalypse that ushers in Jesus' return.

    8 votes
  10. Comment on Opinion | For Jews, Ilhan Omar’s Attack On ‘Allegiances’ To Israel Is All Too Familiar in ~news

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    Can someone explain to me why what she said was antisemetic? Lobbyists pay off members of Congress. It's illegal but it still happens all the time. Why does the accusation become antisemetic...

    Can someone explain to me why what she said was antisemetic?

    Lobbyists pay off members of Congress. It's illegal but it still happens all the time.

    Why does the accusation become antisemetic simply because it is leveled at lobbyists for Israel?

    19 votes
  11. Comment on EPA administrator Wheeler: "Is climate change the existential threat? I don’t see it as the existential threat, no" in ~news

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    Another Trump appointee who knows nothing about what he was appointed to manage and is utterly unqualified and unfit for the position.

    Another Trump appointee who knows nothing about what he was appointed to manage and is utterly unqualified and unfit for the position.

    4 votes
  12. Comment on D.Tube as a viable YouTube Alternative? in ~talk

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    Well, if it treats content creators better, creators are going to start moving there, or at least duplicate their content there. We need an alternative to YouTube. YouTube knows it has a virtual...

    Well, if it treats content creators better, creators are going to start moving there, or at least duplicate their content there.

    We need an alternative to YouTube. YouTube knows it has a virtual monopoly and thinks it can get away with anything.

    9 votes
  13. Comment on What are the best science fiction short stories, novellas, and novelettes you have ever read? in ~books

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    Yeah, and they aren't organized very well. You can't go to a specific date without manually altering the URL. They do have a "Random" button, though.

    Yeah, and they aren't organized very well. You can't go to a specific date without manually altering the URL.

    They do have a "Random" button, though.

  14. Comment on This is what the life of an incel looks like in ~misc

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    You are aware that they chose that name for themselves, right?

    but instead we call them "incels"

    You are aware that they chose that name for themselves, right?

    19 votes
  15. Comment on What are the best science fiction short stories, novellas, and novelettes you have ever read? in ~books

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    In addition, there is 365 Tomorrows, a web site with a new short science fiction story every day, with an archive going back nearly 15 years.

    In addition, there is 365 Tomorrows, a web site with a new short science fiction story every day, with an archive going back nearly 15 years.

    1 vote
  16. Comment on What are some things other people dislike that you quite enjoy? in ~talk

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    You know what's fantastic? A little bit of anchovy paste spread on a sun dried tomato.

    You know what's fantastic? A little bit of anchovy paste spread on a sun dried tomato.

    1 vote
  17. Comment on What are some things other people dislike that you quite enjoy? in ~talk

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    No one around here likes it. But when I was a kid I loved when my dad would pick me up licorice pipes.

    No one around here likes it. But when I was a kid I loved when my dad would pick me up licorice pipes.

  18. Comment on What are some things other people dislike that you quite enjoy? in ~talk

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    Black licorice. Anchovies.

    Black licorice.

    Anchovies.

    13 votes
  19. Comment on Chevy Volt discontinued: Chevrolet's last Volt rolls off the assembly line in ~news

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    There's no market for them any more. No one's buying them. It was pretty depressing to hear. Gas mileage was the #1 thing I was looking at when I was looking for a car.

    There's no market for them any more. No one's buying them.

    It was pretty depressing to hear. Gas mileage was the #1 thing I was looking at when I was looking for a car.

    1 vote
  20. Comment on Chevy Volt discontinued: Chevrolet's last Volt rolls off the assembly line in ~news

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    I have a hybrid car (2010 Honda Insight). A couple years ago when my girlfriend was getting a new car, the subject of hybrids came up with the salesperson, and he said that the bottom has...

    I have a hybrid car (2010 Honda Insight). A couple years ago when my girlfriend was getting a new car, the subject of hybrids came up with the salesperson, and he said that the bottom has completely dropped out of the hybrid market.