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by ZoWie
Sat Jun 25, 2022 5:26 pm
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: Public opinion on Roe and SCOTUS
Replies: 19
Views: 167

Re: Public opinion on Roe and SCOTUS

I clicked the link, which of course took me to twitter, which I was still logged into, and twitter promptly came back with the content and then a link to, "Other material of interest regarding women's rights protests." And now you know why I don't trust doorbell cameras. The whole net is b...
by ZoWie
Sat Jun 25, 2022 5:15 pm
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: I have a “Ring” doorbell camera…
Replies: 9
Views: 64

Re: I have a “Ring” doorbell camera…

LAPD used to have a video unit, and anything that got a permit to march probably also got in front of that unit's lenses. You knew your action mattered when the cop would stick the damn thing in your face from across the street. It was just assumed that they had a face database and steadily improvin...
by ZoWie
Sat Jun 25, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: I have a “Ring” doorbell camera…
Replies: 9
Views: 64

Re: I have a “Ring” doorbell camera…

I don't use the Ring cameras, nor would I. Unless something's changed, all but the most expensive setups have serious security implications, not just police spying but all manner of hacking vulnerabilities. I might install cameras, but they'll be hard wired and built from different equipment, over w...
by ZoWie
Sat Jun 25, 2022 4:40 pm
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: I have a “Ring” doorbell camera…
Replies: 9
Views: 64

Re: I have a “Ring” doorbell camera…

There might be something to that. I doubt that drumpf thinks on this Machiavellian level, as he has the mind of a fifth grader, but his backers certainly do. The ultimate irony remains that, had drumpf not been president and had access to rich people's medical care, he'd have died in one of the earl...
by ZoWie
Sat Jun 25, 2022 4:34 pm
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: Roe down, Griswold, Lawrence and Obergefell next on chopping block
Replies: 129
Views: 831

Re: Roe down, Griswold, Lawrence and Obergefell next on chopping block

That all works for me.

Yes, the long game is the relevant one.
by ZoWie
Sat Jun 25, 2022 4:24 pm
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: Roe down, Griswold, Lawrence and Obergefell next on chopping block
Replies: 129
Views: 831

Re: Roe down, Griswold, Lawrence and Obergefell next on chopping block

Obviously a history of exploitation of women was not of great interest to the Federalist Society when it picked the last several justices. That particular component of the oligarchy has other priorities. The oligarchy also controls most of the media that reach the middle of the country, and it takes...
by ZoWie
Sat Jun 25, 2022 4:09 pm
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: Public opinion on Roe and SCOTUS
Replies: 19
Views: 167

Re: Public opinion on Roe and SCOTUS

The two party system works best when there are actually two viable parties, not one highly motivated and well financed one, and one apathetic one that can't figure out how to get its voters to give a damn.
by ZoWie
Sat Jun 25, 2022 4:04 pm
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: I have a “Ring” doorbell camera…
Replies: 9
Views: 64

Re: I have a “Ring” doorbell camera…

He didn't ignore covid for any sinister conspiracy reason. He's just stupid, and has a severe personality disorder besides. Notice that more recently he's had to relent on vaccination, so now his people are even ignoring Fearless Leader on this issue. I'm afraid that all the security cameras in the ...
by ZoWie
Sat Jun 25, 2022 3:58 pm
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: I have a “Ring” doorbell camera…
Replies: 9
Views: 64

Re: I have a “Ring” doorbell camera…

Property crimes are through the roof everywhere. The huge increase compared to a couple of years ago is largely due to the pandemic, inflation, inequality, and housing shortages. The right, however, with its media access and its bottomless financial support, has managed to convince much of the cente...
by ZoWie
Sat Jun 25, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: Roe down, Griswold, Lawrence and Obergefell next on chopping block
Replies: 129
Views: 831

Re: Roe down, Griswold, Lawrence and Obergefell next on chopping block

Nor should cynical billionaires who fund one side because along with a return to the Middle Ages morality, they might even get some of their miniscule tax burden reduced even further.
by ZoWie
Sat Jun 25, 2022 3:18 pm
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: Public opinion on Roe and SCOTUS
Replies: 19
Views: 167

Re: Public opinion on Roe and SCOTUS

I ain't here to compare notes. I got Cesar Chavez to my campus when I was a youngun, but I didn't do it on my own some. :D I do not know how to get Mark Ruffalo to anywhere or anything, in any shade or color of green :mrgreen: These days, I mostly try to find out what's happening, and show up. If c...
by ZoWie
Sat Jun 25, 2022 2:30 pm
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: Public opinion on Roe and SCOTUS
Replies: 19
Views: 167

Re: Public opinion on Roe and SCOTUS

You are entitled to this opinion. I don't share it. I say that because of all the young people I saw at today's protests. I admire your activism. I don't virtue signal over mine. I share your distaste of apathy. We can only speak of what we see. I see a new generation coming out to protest. Good. A...
by ZoWie
Sat Jun 25, 2022 1:07 pm
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: January 6 hearings...
Replies: 178
Views: 1917

Re: January 6 hearings...

Look, everything you see comes via producers, directors, technicians, gaffers, key grips, runners, line producers, caterers, transportation departments, traffic offices, and of course the business people back downtown who raise the working capital. That's the world we live in. Deal. Kudos to the com...
by ZoWie
Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:30 pm
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: Got a kick out of Randi Rhodes wearing Liz Warren sweatshirt today.
Replies: 3
Views: 53

Re: Got a kick out of Randi Rhodes wearing Liz Warren sweatshirt today.

I could wear the cyber version of the don't blame me, I voted for Bernie in the primary T-shirt, but I won't. It's not relevant. Some people on these here Internets are blaming Jill Stein for not falling into line behind Hillary. The word "progressive" is being bandied around quite a bit, ...
by ZoWie
Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:17 pm
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: Public opinion on Roe and SCOTUS
Replies: 19
Views: 167

Re: Public opinion on Roe and SCOTUS

Public opinion is irrelevant in the US until the public acts on its opinions. Anyone can answer a question on a phone poll. Hardly anyone has the time or inclination to get off the Peloton bike long enough to put in a few hours going to meetings, making phone calls, electioneering, organizing, or lo...
by ZoWie
Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:07 pm
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: Roe down, Griswold, Lawrence and Obergefell next on chopping block
Replies: 129
Views: 831

Re: Roe down, Griswold, Lawrence and Obergefell next on chopping block

I'm not going to get into a lot of arguments on historical minutiae because they are not particularly relevant to the current situation. Yes, they should be, since precedence is the basis of legal interpretation, but they're not and stare decisis is obviously dead as a legal doctrine in the Supreme ...
by ZoWie
Fri Jun 24, 2022 11:20 pm
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: Roe down, Griswold, Lawrence and Obergefell next on chopping block
Replies: 129
Views: 831

Re: Roe down, Griswold, Lawrence and Obergefell next on chopping block

Looks like I've broken my no-twitter pledge. BIG rumble in downtown LA. Large crowd engaging LAPD in two locations and a freeway blockage in a third being worked by CHP. Tactical alert called. Officers down. Ambulances in route. Definitely a protest of the court decision. Homeland Security is also i...
by ZoWie
Fri Jun 24, 2022 3:54 pm
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: Roe down, Griswold, Lawrence and Obergefell next on chopping block
Replies: 129
Views: 831

Re: Roe down, Griswold, Lawrence and Obergefell next on chopping block

Democrat, big D, is the name of a political party. It may or not have anything to do with democracy, small d. It's been said that the US is not a democracy, or that it is losing its democracy. I won't get into the semantic game here. IMHO the last pure democracy was... oh wait, ancient Athens was an...
by ZoWie
Fri Jun 24, 2022 3:46 pm
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: What should happen to the Uvalde cops
Replies: 7
Views: 86

Re: What should happen to the Uvalde cops

Follow incident command. Anything else is bad policing. The mistake made by command was apparently waiting for a key to arrive. It turns out the door was unlocked, but that's not as relevant as the fact that no one gave the order to break in and engage the shooter. Granted, they lacked some of the t...
by ZoWie
Fri Jun 24, 2022 3:28 pm
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: Roe down, Griswold, Lawrence and Obergefell next on chopping block
Replies: 129
Views: 831

Re: Roe down, Griswold, Lawrence and Obergefell next on chopping block

There are progressives and there are Progressives. Progressives with a capital P were a late 19th/early 20th century movement, mostly economic. TR gets credit for being progressive, but he was a Republican at a time when the Democrats were still wedded to the Southern Strategy. There has been a comp...
by ZoWie
Fri Jun 24, 2022 2:40 pm
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: Roe down, Griswold, Lawrence and Obergefell next on chopping block
Replies: 129
Views: 831

Re: Roe down, Griswold, Lawrence and Obergefell next on chopping block

Good point. Soon as the cord is cut, you're on your own, kid. This is worth pointing out, as it shows the hypocrisy of much of the "pro life" coalition.
by ZoWie
Fri Jun 24, 2022 2:36 pm
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: Roe down, Griswold, Lawrence and Obergefell next on chopping block
Replies: 129
Views: 831

Re: Roe down, Griswold, Lawrence and Obergefell next on chopping block

If you're talking about Reason(.com), the Libertarian Party magazine/website, that's who it represents. The good news is this country's (Right-)Libertarians are pro-choice. They're pissed along with us liberals. The bad news is they still suck in many other ways. I'm not saying this is an entirely ...
by ZoWie
Fri Jun 24, 2022 2:29 pm
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: American Women going to Mexico where the laws are friendly, to Women...
Replies: 14
Views: 205

Re: American Women going to Mexico where the laws are friendly, to Women...

At some point, overreach will hurt them. It always does in politics.

The hard part is knowing where this happens.
by ZoWie
Fri Jun 24, 2022 2:24 pm
Forum: Politics and Current Events
Topic: Roe down, Griswold, Lawrence and Obergefell next on chopping block
Replies: 129
Views: 831

Re: Roe down, Griswold, Lawrence and Obergefell next on chopping block

By that logic, racism is also murder. Every fertilized egg deserves the same regard as a moral and sentient being just as "good" as any other one.

Use their own logic as a weapon against them.