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ytraM

Member Since 24 Aug 2003
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In Topic: Current Vegas Odds for the next game

Yesterday, 06:03 AM

Regardless, without Poz and Branch, and without Cleveland coach Pettine to make stupid strategic calls on 4th down plays, I don't like this situation.  

 

Cleveland was without its entire defensive line, they had a stupid head coach who made boneheaded decisions, and their QB missed wide open receivers.  

 

I don't think I'd bet the Jags +5.5.   I think I'd want at least 7. 


In Topic: Same sex marriages

21 October 2014 - 06:49 AM

I don't know how being for-profit voids their 1st Amendment right to practice their religion free from government interference. 

 

I guess being for-profit means you do not qualify as a church in the way that would get you out of obeying a law. 

 

You can't just obey the laws you want to obey, and then say you are exempt from obeying certain laws because of your religion.  So there has to be some definition of what is a church and what is a business.   My guess is that being a for-profit wedding chapel makes them a business and not a church under the law. 

 

I'm totally speculating here.   I am no constitutional expert, obviously. 


In Topic: Where the Real Money in Global Warming is

20 October 2014 - 05:34 PM

 

That's pretty funny.  


In Topic: Poor Sandra Fluke Can’t Afford to Buy Her Own Birth Control, But She Can Spen...

20 October 2014 - 05:19 PM

But you are missing the reality of it. We are paying either way. As a society we are paying a ton for unwanted pregnancies.

 

Yes, we are paying with increased crime, more prisons, more police, more courts, more welfare, and on and on. 

 

Providing free birth control seems like such a no-brainer to me, I don't understand why people resist the idea.  I guess they prefer a slew of unwed mothers, fatherless babies, teenage criminals who have no father, and loads of welfare payments. 

 

In addition to that, if a person thinks abortion is murder, wouldn't decreasing unwanted pregnancies lead to a decrease in abortions?

 

The only reason I can think why people resist this idea is religion.  It sure isn't logic.   But we can't discuss religion, so that's that. 


In Topic: Same sex marriages

20 October 2014 - 05:16 PM

Yep. It's gonna be a nasty legal fight. This is what happens when the government is permitted to encroach on a religious institution.

 

I don't think it'll go very far.  It's a pretty obvious overreach.