As far as the relative risks of men and women, women have a higher risk of getting an STD, a risk of death during an abortion, social risks, and the risk of actually taking care of a kid. Men have less control over the abortion decision, and have financial risk based on that decision.
This is fucking asinine. You consider a 10 or 20 in 100,000 risk of death in childbearing (or abortion) to be the equivalent of the 100% risk of a man losing control over half his life to be equitable??? Furthermore a woman has a 0.0000% chance of being forced to take care of a child.
Once again I'm convinced you're a woman and just lying about being a man. If not, you're so deeply brainwashed into feminism that you aren't qualified to judge reality.
I hereby declare, on oath, that I absolutely and entirely renounce and abjure all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty of whom or which I have heretofore been a subject or citizen; that I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will bear arms on behalf of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform noncombatant service in the Armed Forces of the United States when required by the law; that I will perform work of national importance under civilian direction when required by the law; and that I take this obligation freely without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; so help me God.
The key clause there being "I will support and defend the Constitution and laws of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic". Snowden defended our Constitution and laws from organized crime within our government. That makes him the greatest American hero ever. Chris Kyle was a worthless shit in comparison to that. Snowden did orders of magnitude more to protect America than a million Kyles could ever do.
It's been almost eight years since Obama said he'd close Gitmo if elected and it's still open.
And put those scum terrorists where?
The White House. Turn it into a prison. It would be damn secure and a constant reminder of the crimes committed by those two administrations, much like a holocaust museum. I can see no more fitting consequence than the constant publicity that imprisoning the alleged terrorists in the White House for as long as we need to keep them. The potential embarrassment of another scandal would also keep the prison on the level.
Obama ran the biggest illegal wiretapping scheme in all of human history.
That's how you catch terrorists. Duh!
If catching the bad guys is justification for the illegal wiretaps, then it is also most certainly justification for Snowden's revelation of crimes committed by government officials. Working for the federal government, even in an elected office, is no justification for being a bad guy. Those who make and enforce the law must obey it.
The bottom line is that terrorists cannot destroy us, but our own government's criminal activity can. Organized crime within our government is the real existential threat and no real American would attack a hero who protected us from the domestic enemies of the Constitution and our laws.
As for treason, that's exactly what the entire Republican leadership did when they revealed to our enemies, the terrorists, the identity of CIA agent Valerie Plame, the person keeping terrorists from getting nuclear weapons. The Republican leadership is guilty of the highest form of treason.
Obama is a scumbag like Bush. He'll never grant immunity to a hero like Snowden. Obama's entire political philosophy has been fuck human and civil rights. It's been almost eight years since Obama said he'd close Gitmo if elected and it's still open. Obama ran the biggest illegal wiretapping scheme in all of human history.
Exactly, and that's exactly Patrick's point too: if women were indeed paid less than men for doing the same work, employers would replace male employees with female workers en mass.
Incidentally, shopping for less expensive alternative is what everyone does most of the time, including you, Dan. Capitalistic Free Market is the recognition of this red pill reality. Socialism is blue pill endoctrination for the masses while inevitably allowing a few socialpaths rise to the top through government coercion. There were plenty bleeding heart liberals among Russians who participated in the overthrow of the Czarist regime, but once state coercion was expanded, they all became hapless victims of the Bolsheviks, even the more intellectual Bolsheviks became purge victims of Stalin and his secret police. Only the scums rise to the top in socialism / state-slavery / bureaucratic societies.
As a highly intelligent, hard working, free market Capitalist, Bernie Sanders is the only choice.
I understand the rentiers are afraid of us young, smart, hard working Free Market Capitalists, and for good reason. We are a real threat to destroying the anti-American system that they've worked so hard for so long to force upon us.
The scent of their fears is overwhelming, and the promise of a rebirth of American Greatness is brewing over the Bernie Sanders horizon