quantumwannabe 31 points ago +31 / -0

If they asked people to define “most cases” and if they clarified that repealing Roe v. Wade doesn’t ban abortion, they’d have found that the vast majority support the Supreme Court ruling.

quantumwannabe 3 points ago +3 / -0

The only issues that matter are the ones that would get someone to change sides. There are no right wing voters who would vote for the dems purely because of abortion; every other issue is more important.

quantumwannabe 13 points ago +13 / -0

Thomas' concurring opinion starts on page 117 of the PDF. It is worth reading the whole thing, but here is the part related to the other cases (with context):

As I have previously explained, “substantive due process” is an oxymoron that “lack[s] any basis in the Constitution.” Johnson, 576 U. S., at 607–608 (opinion of THOMAS, J.); see also, e.g., Vaello Madero, 596 U. S., at ___ (THOMAS, J., concurring) (slip op., at 3) (“[T]ext and history provide little support for modern substantive due process doctrine”). “The notion that a constitutional provision that guarantees only ‘process’ before a person is deprived of life, liberty, or property could define the substance of those rights strains credulity for even the most casual user of words.” McDonald v. Chicago, 561 U. S. 742, 811 (2010) (THOMAS, J., concurring in part and concurring in judgment); see also United States v. Carlton, 512 U. S. 26, 40 (1994) (Scalia, J., concurring in judgment). The resolution of this case is thus straightforward. Because the Due Process Clause does not secure any substantive rights, it does not secure a right to abortion.

The Court today declines to disturb substantive due process jurisprudence generally or the doctrine’s application in other, specific contexts. Cases like Griswold v. Connecticut, 381 U. S. 479 (1965) (right of married persons to obtain contraceptives)*; Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U. S. 558 (2003) (right to engage in private, consensual sexual acts); and Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U. S. 644 (2015) (right to same-sex marriage), are not at issue. The Court’s abortion cases are unique, see ante, at 31–32, 66, 71–72, and no party has asked us to decide “whether our entire Fourteenth Amendment jurisprudence must be preserved or revised,” McDonald, 561 U. S., at 813 (opinion of THOMAS, J.). Thus, I agree that “[n]othing in [the Court’s] opinion should be understood to cast doubt on precedents that do not concern abortion.” Ante, at 66.

For that reason, in future cases, we should reconsider all of this Court’s substantive due process precedents, including Griswold, Lawrence, and Obergefell. Because any substantive due process decision is “demonstrably erroneous,” Ramos v. Louisiana, 590 U. S. ___, ___ (2020) (THOMAS, J., concurring in judgment) (slip op., at 7), we have a duty to “correct the error” established in those precedents, Gamble v. United States, 587 U. S. ___, ___ (2019) (THOMAS, J., concurring) (slip op., at 9). After overruling these demonstrably erroneous decisions, the question would remain whether other constitutional provisions guarantee the myriad rights that our substantive due process cases have generated. For example, we could consider whether any of the rights announced in this Court’s substantive due process cases are “privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States” protected by the Fourteenth Amendment. Amdt 14 §1; see McDonald, 561 U. S., at 806 (opinion of THOMAS, J.). To answer that question, we would need to decide important antecedent questions, including whether the Privileges or Immunities Clause protects any rights that are not enumerated in the Constitution and, if so, how to identify those rights. See id., at 854. That said, even if the Clause does protect unenumerated rights, the Court conclusively demonstrates that abortion is not one of them under any plausible interpretive approach. See ante, at 15, n. 22.

quantumwannabe 37 points ago +37 / -0

His mother is also a crazy feminist who’s most recent retweet was a complaint about Idaho passing a ban on child sex changes. The kid is most likely a grooming victim meaning his mother has munchausen-syndrome-by-proxy.

The legal paperwork also states he never wants to be associated with his father ever again. I presume if Musk removes him from his will a non-clown court will refuse to grant him any money (and since Musk is now a resident of Texas, that’s more likely than when he lived in California). Genius move writing yourself out of billions of dollars for social justice brownie points.

quantumwannabe 23 points ago +28 / -5

The sub was full of left-leaning feminists and gays hating on troons and any right-leaning person who dared to point out that all the arguments against transgenderism also apply to homosexuality and that MTFs can be groomed and FTMs aren’t always innocent victims.

quantumwannabe 2 points ago +2 / -0

I would say that’s a side effect of being near the Seattle black hole of wokeness, but NWS is sadly national.

quantumwannabe 17 points ago +17 / -0

If you write the truth in your abstract or conclusion you won’t get published. No one, not even peer reviewers, actually reads the data section so you can still bury the truth there.

If anyone tries to use the paper in an argument, midwits will point to the abstract to deny what the data says. As an example, look at the Twitter replies calling the tweet “misleading” because the conclusion says there is no long term effect despite not the study not looking at that.

quantumwannabe 5 points ago +5 / -0

Marsey the Cat. A orange and white cartoon cat from a Telegram sticker pack that rdrama adopted as their mascot.

quantumwannabe 5 points ago +5 / -0

I own a full face gas mask for reasons unrelated to COVID (wildfire smoke thanks to dumbass leftist policy resulting in the air being unbreathable for half the summer). The manufacturer wanted to cash in on the covid money and wrote instructions on how to safely and effectively use their product to stop yourself from getting infected with covid. The instructions are several pages long and require cleaning the mask in a special solution every single time you take it off, no beards or glasses, fit checks, etc.

Here's an excerpt on how to properly use the mask:

Remove the used canister from the respirator and dispose of properly in accordance with any local health and safety regulations

Immerse the mask in warm water containing the properly mixed disinfectant.

Agitate the mask in this solution, wiping with a soft, lint-free cloth particularly under the main seal and inner mask.

Allow the mask to remain in the solution for 10 minutes for the disinfectant to be effective.

Remove the mask and shake off the excess solution.

Immerse the mask in clean warm water ensuring that all trace of solution is removed.

Lift out the mask and shake off excess water, then dry with clean, lint-free dry cloth. Do not use tissue or paper towels to dry.

You have to do this every single time you take the thing off and the canisters only last for a number of hours before they are no longer considered safe for biological threats.

On what disinfectant to use:

In lieu of the recommended Neutral Fresh or Hibitane for disinfecting, which may not be readily available during a shortage, other quaternary ammonium based disinfectants may be utilized at the users discretion provided they are registered with the EPA and found on List N, via the link above. Guidelines for selecting other “quat” disinfectants would be pH in the range of 5-9, with a neutral pH of about 7 being closer to ideal.

Although alcohol is not recommended for use on these respirators, it is described on the CDC website, with concentrations for proper disinfection to be 70-90%, either isopropyl or ethyl alcohol. NEVER use methanol as it is extremely poisonous.

As with any disinfectant, a minimum contact time is necessary to be effective. Also be mindful that alcohol is extremely flammable and evaporates quickly, making it difficult to obtain the minimum contact time.

The chlorine bleach solution would be the last option to disinfect the respirator, but is included here to be comprehensive. The chlorine bleach solution will greatly accelerate the deterioration of the respirator components, especially textiles such as head harnesses.

Do you really think all those hypochondriacs made sure to use quaternary ammonium based disinfectants instead of alcohol based ones and disinfect/get a new mask every single time they took it off? These requirements are normal for anyone who is actually interacting with something dangerous, if anything they are too lenient. I wouldn't feel safe working in a biolab with just a gas mask.

quantumwannabe 5 points ago +5 / -0

Take a look at the comments on the version of the video promoted in YouTube's front page news carousel (it's also the only promoted MSM video with more than 20k views):


Every single comment, many with thousands of upvotes, is anti-Biden. The media is afraid of people realizing that they aren't alone and that everyone hates Biden too.

quantumwannabe 8 points ago +8 / -0

WFH also allows for the reversal of the recent massive concentration of wealth in cities, which is why the globalist types are trying to walk it back with "hybrid work".

All but a handful of cities are blue because of their massive welfare populations, not because of their workforce.

quantumwannabe 27 points ago +27 / -0

They’re both going bald. I wonder if they’ll regret becoming “men” when they’re bald manlets who look like female breast cancer patients unless they wear baggy clothes.

quantumwannabe 9 points ago +9 / -0

It’s an article from Medical Daily that’s been auto-mirrored to MSN. No one at Microsoft has read it.

quantumwannabe 15 points ago +15 / -0

The video in the tweet is also available on YouTube.

Transcript of the video:

What are you eating this Pride? Well, if you're a top, it seems like you can eat…Whatever you want. But if you're a bottom…you're expected to starve? Not this pride! Introducing the Bottom-Friendly menu from Postmates. We teamed up with Dr. Evan Goldstein from Bespoke Surgical to bring you a menu of bottom-friendly foods backed by science. Insoluble fiber won't help you feel cute, so avoid things like: whole grains, wheat bran, cauliflower, potatoes, legumes. Hold up, are you just fully diving into those beans? The problem with these foods is they don't dissolve in water, which could cause a traffic jam in your digestive system, making a mess of your evening. Speaking of messy it's a good idea to avoid dairy. I cannot handle lactose right now, look at her! Guurrl! If you're going to eat something insoluble, give your body about 24 hours to process all of it. Eat me. Soluble fibers and protein are the key to having some good, clean fun. These all digest easily and slowly while feeding your good gut bacteria. Which makes sushi a great bottom-friendly option. There's no right or wrong way to bottom, but if you're planning on getting…peachy this Pride, the Bottom-Friendly menu on Postmates has the kinds of foods that could keep you feeling good. Are you organic? Mmm-hmmm.

A donation was made to The Okra Project, a Black woman-led collective that addresses food insecurity, mental health and financial barriers faced by the Trans community.

They later tweeted this:

Exactly. We're tired of heterosexual sex being the main focus of sexual education. Homosexual sex, specifically bottoming, is all too often omitted and stigmatized. Not this year. Happy Pride!


Also, the doctor Postmates partnered with to make this ad, Evan Goldstein of Bespoke Surgical, specializes in anal reconstruction.

quantumwannabe 4 points ago +4 / -0

To be fair if I was an FFL and a customer said they were a journalist, I’d deny them just for that. Gun store owners are the last business owners in the country who still have the freedom of association enshrined in the 1st Amendment, and they can deny anyone they want “just because”.

quantumwannabe 12 points ago +12 / -0

Of course the top comment is by a literal Antifa member, Deviant Ollam.

quantumwannabe 25 points ago +25 / -0

Every street in Amsterdam’s city center is as wide as a six lane highway due to the canals. I’ve never heard that guy complain about that inefficient use of space though; he doesn’t mind having to walk a quarter of a mile to go 100 ft as the crow files when he’s blocked by a canal, but it’s the end of the world if he’s blocked by a road.

quantumwannabe 12 points ago +12 / -0

The article makes it sound like he’s a neo-nazi, but his signs are actually anti-Nazi and are comparing Biden to Hitler.

quantumwannabe 24 points ago +24 / -0

He’s right. They’re sexist against men, racist against White people, and they fear homosexuals’ political power.

quantumwannabe 16 points ago +16 / -0

Twitter has a “lists” feature that lets you follow people without them appearing in your “following” list. Most large accounts use them, both because follows are viewed as endorsements (and following someone notifies them) and because Twitter is unusable if you follow more than 10 people (and lists let you create different “categories”).

My guess is Musk has a list filled with people who the media would freak out about if they knew he followed them.

quantumwannabe 14 points ago +14 / -0

Each burger only has one of the two bun “genders”. Round + Flat = Male + Female, Round + Round = Male + Male, and Flat + Flat = Female + Female

quantumwannabe 5 points ago +5 / -0

You’re more American than half the American population. If you had never said that you were Hungarian I never would have guessed. I wish our immigrants were people who loved our (real) culture instead of people who just view us as a bank to rob.

quantumwannabe 32 points ago +32 / -0

Kiyoshi Kuromiya came out as gay to his parents when he was roughly 8 or 9 years old living in California and says that he was fairly sexually active. Kuromiya, who went by Steve instead of Kiyoshi at the time, the early '50s, mentioned in an interview with Tommi Mecca in 1983 that he did not know any of the terminology due to a lack of literature—he had never heard the word gay and didn't know what a homosexual was. As a result, Kuromiya utilized the Monrovia Public Library in order to learn more about the identity that he knew "was very important to him."

Kuromiya was a third-generation Japanese American and grew up primarily attending Caucasian schools in the Los Angeles suburbs, he says in an interview with Marc Stein in 1997. He was arrested in a public park with a 16-year-old boy when he was only 9 or 10 for lewdness and was put in juvenile hall for three days as punishment. Kuromiya mentions in his interview with Stein how his being arrested made him feel like a sort of criminal without knowing it, and left him with a feeling of shame that forced him to be secretive about his sex life—even early on.

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