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@chillanarchist01 Nothing may genetically change (given a very strict definition of genetics) but a good many other things do.
We are much more than our genetic blueprints.

@chillanarchist01 If you mean "right to life" vs "right to an abortion" -- it's complicated.
Coming purely from a natural rights perspective the question comes down to: does a fetus count as a human life?
While I personally think life begins at conception, I have to admit that there's a case for the opposing viewpoint. It's an area I'm willing to compromise on towards bodily autonomy.
And obviously, there's a much bigger discussion here 🙂

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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.

@noaccounting4me @Dan_Ramos

"...how we are going to control the channels of communication in this country."

Says it all.

@jhertzli Presumably, they hope to /retain/ control, as I don't expect anything has changed over there yet.

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.

@disclosetv I find it quite amusing that both those who are fanatically in favor of the vaccines (and, in fact, mandating it -- typically never-Trump progressives) and those who are adamantly opposed to them (frequently pro-Trump conservatives) seem to neglect the fact that it was the Trump administration that fast-tracked them.

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.
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@jhertzli @gunkslinger I think they tried that with acid. Didn't quite work out as planned.

@juan I am deeply offended by the omission of "Attack Helicopter"

@gmcgath Thank you for pointing that out. I've popped an eyebrow or two on that one, recently, but it never quite crystallized into an observation.
I suppose I've become desensitized to the media botching it.

@Dan_Ramos Well, to be fair, they're doing much better at reducing the supply.

"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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@gmcgath They were anti-immigration a few decades ago. It seems we've come full circle.

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