Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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Of course that’s what important, hence including what he actually did in the first paragraph. But the brony aspect is the frosting on this lil’ shit cupcake.

Of course that’s what important, hence including what he actually did in the first paragraph. But the brony aspect is the frosting on this lil’ shit cupcake.

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taliasworld replied to your link: California GOP Leader: Pregnancies Resulting From Rape Are Rare Because ‘The Body Is Traumatized’

Some people in this world just don’t know when to be quiet. Just when you think you’ve seen it all, there’s someone on either side of the aisle who just has to take idiocy to a new level. Shaking My Damn Head

It’s like there’s an ignorance competition that no one should want to enter… but there’s entrants every single day.

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Yeah, NOW he is… and for that, I’m deeply sorry that he occasionally emerges from his cave of darkness in Jackson Hole, hisses at the people, and then returns to slumber and feed.

But he’s not a Wyoming native, dammit. Nebraska spawned him.

Yeah, NOW he is… and for that, I’m deeply sorry that he occasionally emerges from his cave of darkness in Jackson Hole, hisses at the people, and then returns to slumber and feed.

But he’s not a Wyoming native, dammit. Nebraska spawned him.

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On felons and guns

space-aged replied to your link: Feds investigate how suspected white supremacist — a felon — obtained arsenal

I know someone who is buying her son, a felon, any gun he wants, including assault rifles. Background check wouldn’t prevent that. It pisses me off, but what can we do about that?

You call the police or the ATF right goddamn now and tell them she is making straw purchases on behalf of a felon. What she is doing is against federal law, specifically 18 U.S.C. § 922. If a felon possesses a firearm, that can mean up to fifteen years in a federal prison with no parole. Something may come of what you do, or they might shrug it off. But departments of probation and parole — and most federal and state laws — require that a felon live in a home without firearms because of the concept of constructive possession.

In order to demonstrate constructive possession, the Ninth Circuit (and other federal jurisdictions) state that the government must prove a connection between the felon/defendant and the firearm or ammunition sufficient “to support the inference that the defendant exercised dominion and control over” the prohibited items (United States v. Carrasco). Also, joint control of the premises (i.e. residence) where the firearm or ammunition are located may establish possession when a felon “has knowledge of the weapon and both the power and the intention to exercise dominion and control over it.”

So there is something we can do about that. They’re both breaking the law, and I suggest you blow the whistle if you can do so safely. Good luck.

Cheers,

Meg

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ignis-aquae replied to your post: My pell grants are 5500 a year.

*if* they are gloating that isn’t nice. but if they are getting that much they probably aren’t “lucky”. They are probably in a financially worse situation than you are. (not to dismiss your woes: the meager size of your pell grant is bullshit)

Under the previous version of the law, I was eligible for the full amount. The meager size is due to the law changing, not my income.

So in my eyes, they’re lucky. See my previous post. My EFC is $0 — meaning I was eligible.

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 the-cold-revolution replied to your photo: Yeah… So all your MRA creys can go here —> Men’s…

Why do you presume forced pregnancy? I would think forced abortion is much more common. It is the man’s support as well for the next 18 years and he has no say.

I don’t presume it. The study backed linked shows a significant correlation between birth control sabotage, sexual assault, threats, and abuse linked with pregnancy among victims of domestic violence. 

Abusers will sometimes cause an unintended pregnancy by these methods above and use that as leverage or an excuse for abuse in order to attempt to force their partner to stay with them, especially if said partner is threatening to leave. And yes, it is his child to support for the next 18 years, meaning that even if their partner leaves, that person has an 18 year link to him. 

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