Unrealistic but happy
- Apr 6, 2020
Economies mean life and death. Food insecurity is a real problem caused by financial shortages. Medical care exists only to the extent we can fund it. Economy goes under and people start dying from poor nutrition, substance abuse, suicide, housing and medical needs, etc. being unmet. That matters too. The lives of people that will die in such an economy matter. Sometimes, there is no perfect solution to a thing. Only trade-offs and unintended consequences.You don't get to tell me that that you're worried about other people not believing in the sanctity of life and then in the next breath tell me that my grandmother, who lost her husband and son-in-law last year for unrelated reasons, should be sacrificed for fucking economic reasons during a pandemic that's already resulted in people dying from treatable illnesses due to hospitals having full ICUs and having a death count in the millions.
Shit man, if permanently fucking your finances is a valid reason to let people die, you should be majorly in favor of abortion.
I have read a legal critique of Roe though that argued 9 men hallucinated it into law to make the consequences of sex less impactful to them. Phone call by George Carlin:
George on Phone, "Hello?"
Girl, "Hi, you met me 6 to 8 weeks ago at a party and you said I was a good sport." Well, you got me pregnant and I'm going to kill myself.
George, "Say! You are a good sport!"
He was kidding but seriously, do you doubt there are men telling girls they've knocked up to get abortions?
While I doubt the stat, I am now against the death penalty as I don't trust government with that kind of power. It is an old argument I've heard and dismissed in the past but cannot any longer with the kind of over-reach I see governments doing these days.You take the transgression so seriously that you're willing to execute a person who didn't commit it, just to show how serious you are.
The rate of erroneous conviction of innocent criminal defendants is often described as not merely unknown but unknowable. We use survival analysis to model this effect, and estimate that if all death-sentenced defendants remained under sentence of death indefinitely at least 4.1% would be...www.pnas.org
The National Academy of Sciences estimates that 4.1% of death row inmates are likely to be innocent of the crimes for which they will be executed. Oh, well, can't make an omelet without breaking a few eggs, right? I mean, their lives can't be used as an excuse to control others.