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  1. nivek

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  2. pigfarmer

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    All a right-winger needs to do is assemble in a group of more than two and suddenly Democracy is In Peril. Anyone leaning right is dumb, heavily armed and a Trump supporter. Defund the police but if those NRA lunatics get uppity best to send in the National Guard directly - maybe keep a couple thousand of them in a parking garage where they're handy.

    Lefties can burn entire cities, take over blocks of them at a time and call them enclaves, loot, burn, destroy, call for a night of rage all while finding no problem with first outing Supreme Court privileged information and then having the Justices threatened within their own homes. All in the name of moral outrage. They can find each and every person that participated in the January 6 riot but anyone from any of the other ones all over the place, nooooo, impossible.

    I think the people that incite riots - because there does seem to be a group or groups intentionally and professionally doing so - it might be best to revisit the storming of the Bastille. You **** around with fire it can get out of control quickly.
     
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  3. 1963

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    $10.95 for Diesel at my local station! ... You Americans don't know you've been born! :p ... sad, but true!

    Cheers.
     
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  4. nivek

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    How Joe Biden torched his credibility

    The president’s handling of events has been poor and the same with his policies. But nothing has been quite as bad as his snakebit, maladroit, poorly informed, dishonest attempts to spin away the miserable results of his governance, especially on the economy.

    If he says the border is not a crisis, there must be people crossing the Rio Grande en masse and getting admitted into the United States and bused to locales around the country in shocking numbers.

    If he says the Afghanistan withdrawal was an “extraordinary success,” it must have been a shambolic embarrassment that left Americans behind, despite Biden’s assurance that that would never happen.

    If he says the pandemic is effectively over, as he did last July, it must mean a new wave of the virus is about to send case counts soaring.

    Even if none of these things had happened and Biden never said a word about them, he would have torched his credibility on the economy alone. He’s produced a steady, ongoing farrago of false assurances and blame-shifting that has amounted to a master class in not convincing anyone of anything, except to tune out whatever he says.

    According to Biden, things supposedly are never as bad as they seem, and by the way, even if they are, they are definitely not his fault.

    The mantra from the president and his team now is that a recession is not inevitable, which, on its own terms, is not the most reassuring message. Something may not be inevitable and still be possible or even much more likely than not.

    Biden is serving up large helpings of what he famously called “malarkey” in his 2012 vice-presidential debate.

    He likes to maintain now that he cut the deficit by hundreds of billions of dollars when, in reality, the deficit had already been forecast to come down after the surge of pandemic spending and his COVID relief bill added substantially more deficit spending than there would have been otherwise.

    He’s called the idea that his COVID bill fueled inflation “bizarre” (while conceding that you could perhaps argue that it had a “marginal, minor” impact). Yet, former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers famously predicted that the massive bill could stoke inflation, and Biden himself name-checks Summers as an economy authority.

    Walking on a Delaware Beach while on vacation, Biden upbraided a reporter for saying, truthfully, that economists are predicting that a recession is more likely than ever. The president joked that she sounded like a Republican, before lapsing into his rote line that a downturn isn’t inevitable.

    Biden has said Americans can “handle the truth.” Yes, they can, and the truth is that poor Biden policy choices have worsened economic conditions, as shortages disrupt the workings of the economy and inflation eats away at paychecks. Americans can acknowledge all this — indeed, feel it every day — while not liking it or being willing to tolerate it.

    All indications are that Biden himself is the one who can’t handle the truth.

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  5. nivek

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    Biden affected gas prices the first day in office by canceling the keystone pipe line and then closed off leases on federal land and then expanding the problem by increasing federal regulation to make it more expensive to drill for oil...Biden's administration has also convince the financial world not to do business with the fossil fuel industry which in turn has shut down refineries, 11 of them and counting, because they could not find investments to upgrade the refineries or build new ones...Biden has done everything he can to cause higher gas prices which leads to higher transportation cost which leads to higher food prices, and adding to inflation he also caused in big part by his reckless spending...

    So he blames Putin for everything hoping the majority of Americans are too distracted or too ignorant to realize the truth, which in fact he's only fooling himself...

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  6. The shadow

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    That title is misleading, there were never any constitutional guarantee for abortion, no where in the constitution is there any mention of abortion...

    The leftists will always find a reason to burn, loot, and destroy, we've seen that clearly demonstrated over the past 5 years...

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    I'll share my personal opinion. No one, especially a government agency that changes staff as often as I change outfits, should have that kind of control over a woman's body. I can guarantee all that if men were the ones giving birth, this would not even be a discussion.

    Personally, I would never choose abortion and as a woman in her 60's, who chose to never have children, this law does not apply me. The law is wrong and should be corrected as soon as possible because we are loosing the ability to exercise any/all freedoms daily. Soon, as soon as next week even, we are going to loose the right to protest. I urge anyone who has children or are planning to have children to fight for there freedoms now because it is our children who have to pick up the pieces and live in the future outcome.

    Get involved now, people.
     
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    Key points here:

    Justice Alito:

    "In interpreting what is meant by the Fourteenth Amendment’s reference to ‘liberty,’ we must guard against the natural human tendency to confuse what that Amendment protects with our own ardent views about the liberty that Americans should enjoy. That is why the Court has long been 'reluctant' to recognize rights that are not mentioned in the Constitution."

    "Abortion presents a profound moral question. The Constitution does not prohibit the citizens of each State from regulating or prohibiting abortion. Roe and Casey arrogated that authority. We now overrule those decisions and return that authority to the people and their elected representatives."


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    The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade is a long-awaited win for some Americans, and a terrifying loss for others. The country will soon ban or prohibit abortion in 25 states.

     
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    I'm anti-abortion myself, and base those views on the anti-slavery (but NOT abolitionist) views of Henry Clay and ministers James Pendleton and Peter Cartwright. I fear that we are all going to lose with this decision, as we did during the Civil War: a massive crime we committed against ourselves because both sides decided that they would kill each other over a divisive social issue.
     
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    The criticism of the decision that I have seen, where reasons have been stated, has appealed to precedent for its reasoning, and not the soundness of the original ruling. It is clear that the Roe v. Wade decision created a right to abortion out of nothing. If Americans want protection of the right to abortion, they will have to pass a constitutional amendment specifically enshrining a right to abortion, or else pass other federal laws preventing states from prohibiting abortion, should such laws be possible. America is a federation of states, which delegates many competences to state legislatures. Americans in some states wish to decide how other Americans govern themselves in other states.
     
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  14. michael59

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    It's like that here in Canada. We don't get to vote for each law individually but, we do get to decide what laws we enact in the province we reside in.

    Right now, as it stands, with Roe v. Wade overturned, a corpse has more rights than a woman. It will not stop here. Do not be fooled, we are loosing the right to all freedoms, one by one and very quickly before we know it.

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    I do believe that the right to choose who we can and cannot love will be next.
     
  15. AD1184

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    Americans vote for their lawmakers. If they don't like the laws as they are written, then they can vote for new lawmakers. This decision could be a gift to Democrats, however, and I think they are probably privately pleased by it. Trump is said to be privately fuming, while publicly praising it. The Republicans need to consider whether their gain on this issue is worth it, as it might be only short-lived, and hand a great electoral assistance to the wavering Democrats.

    The American left might have had an ulterior motive in leaving the right to abortion, which they consider to be the most sacred of rights, on such a shaky legal framework for fifty years. They likely knew that if Roe v. Wade were re-examined without a liberal majority it would be overturned, so baseless was it to say that a US constitutional amendment from 1868 had provided all women an immutable right to an abortion, which was clearly a projection of the justices' own ideology. And they probably considered this eventuality, of the ruling being overturned, to be desirable, as it would foment the outrage we are seeing now.
     
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  16. Rick Hunter

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    This, 100%. Remember, the passage of Obamacare energized the conservatives big time and probably set the stage for the election of Trump more than anything else did. With inflation running rampant, it looked like the GOP had the mid-terms in the bag. Now that is quite uncertain as the swing voters and moderates may just decide to stay the course.
     
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    Another thing: Justices Thomas and Alito are in their 70's and Roberts is close to it. At this age it is not unheard of to die from a sudden stroke or heart attack no matter how healthy you try to be. If two of these guys check out within the next two years we could end up with a 5-4 liberal majority. And, they will smell blood and be ready to render some nuclear decisions of their own. Payback is hell!
     
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    Mahatir Mohammed, of Malaysia, who was Prime Minister between 1981 and 2003, recently came out of retirement to be premier again in 2018, at the age of 92. He remained nearly two years, before leaving at the age of 94. In Biden's case, he has suffered a marked age-related decline. Just listen to a recording of him from the 1980s compared to the present. Whereas if you listen to Trump, he hasn't changed very much in the way that he comes across in the past twenty years or more. Although, when Trump was in power, I was wondering about his sanity, I didn't necessarily feel that he had the same age-related mental debility that Biden shows. Trump is still the special kind of stupid that he has always been.
     
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