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@mindhog We should also be thinking of Buck v. Bell, which allows forced sterilization and, I believe, still stands.

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Libertarians should be telling the pro-choice world that the doctrine of unlimited government power has led to the possible downfall of Roe v. Wade and that they need to adopt a strong pro-individual rights position. What I'm mostly seeing is "If you didn't support Freedom X, don't claim you support bodily autonomy." How does making people more consistent statists help?

In the (still unlikely, IMO) event the USSC strikes down Roe v. Wade, I propose we use this as an opportunity to introduce a "bodily autonomy" amendment to the Constitution.

Make abortion a right. Forbid vaccine mandates or any other forced medical intervention.

Seems like a clear win, to me.

It will be interesting to see what an Elon Musk owned Twitter looks like. It would be awesome if it ends up with Fediverse integration, but I don't think that's very likely.

Sadly, the main effect so far seems to have been a spill-over of dissatisfied leftists onto the Fediverse. It's like: I left Twitter to get away from you people! Go find yourselves a new walled garden.

So apparently the weed "gray market" in NYC is exploding. Shocking.
The state needed to move fast on setting up a regulated market. Unsurprisingly, it didn't. It took Hochul months just to nominate a regulatory board. They have only themselves to blame for the consequences.
Fortunately, they will likely be just as sluggish in their response to the gray market.
gothamist.com/news/unlicensed-

"a pound of the Ukrainian people" indeed.

I can't watch this guy blather on any more. I'll read the transcript tomorrow.

Gotta admire a guy who holds his ground even as enemy forces advance.

Western leaders be like "OMG, protesters are honking, gotta get out of town!"

youtube.com/watch?v=ou8HWfFENv

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Naive environmentalism is Russia’s best friend, because it has prevented EU energy independence, and is preserving Russia’s economy right this moment.

Call me crazy but I don’t think nuclear power plants & fracking are worse than an expansionist nuclear power.
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People think nothing could have been done to prevent Russia from invading Ukraine, but that's absurd: if Putin thought the costs of invasion outweigh…
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IRS (allegedly) suspends practice of sending automated notices saying "You haven't done something on time" when what they mean is "We haven't gotten around to processing it." washingtonpost.com/business/20

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@mindhog Declaring victory, thanking your opponents, and leaving when you're beaten is a useful technique.

Hochul "lifted" her (probably illegal) mask mandate which was set to expire today anyway.

"Why is all this happening? Because New Yorkers and businesses stepped up and did the right thing," Hochul said.

Uh, no, Kathy. Actually we've mostly been ignoring you.

nbcnews.com/news/us-news/ny-go

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The pattern is consistent: Vaguely hint that criticism of Chinese tyranny is racist, but never give specifics. See the comments. garymcgath.com/wp/silence-chen

OH the wife say to our youngest "take this bullet and put it in the weapons drawer."
So proud of my family! (It was a nerf bullet, but still...)

It would seem that the attempts of governments to manage the pandemic through propaganda, censorship and coercion are now backfiring dramatically. Who would have guessed?

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If you live in New York State, please fill this out and share it. votervoice.net/mobile/NYCF/cam

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The only difference between and is that when you say how horrible Nazis have been, they don't reply "Well, real Nazism has never been tried" (Frank J. Fleming)

You seem to be confusing "authoritarianism" with "people have had enough of your bullshit."

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