Bearing false witness against your neighbor is even one of the prohibitions in the Ten Commandments.
Isn't it funny how society's dismissal of some of these "unimportant" social rules can cause such harm and havoc? God's laws aren't for His protection, but are simple safety rules for our protection. A toddler might not understand why he isn't to stick a knife into the electrical socket. The rule may even seem arbitrary, but the consequences remain etched in stone.
Human behavior isn't required to be logical or benefit the humans behaving in such ways. In fact, without the strong influence of cultural rules that tell people how to behave (and are set by many generations of wisdom), humans wind up making themselves extremely miserable indeed!
People with common sense understand this truth, and are justifiably upset by the social wars that seek to undermine every common social convention in the name of "progress."
Trump is supposed to be a dictator but he's not. This is going to piss off the authoritarians even more and next time they aren't going to choose a clown as their champion.
So because the voters chose a candidate the authorities didn't like, they won't choose him next time? This makes less sense than usual.
Voters who vote trump are betting that he can make the right deals to help regular Americans. The republicans failed the last eight years, mostly because they were just against everything, and for nothing unless it was another massive wealth redistribution to the top .1% or another H2B program to replace American workers or the 45th attempt to repeal Obamacare. They didn't help real Americans one bit.
We are ONE significant generation separated from classical monogamy so these effects are just starting to dominate.
For a look into the future, you might consider a culture that's at least two generations past classical monogamy: black (especially ghetto) culture. There we have women openly competing for men, who sit back and enjoy the show. If a man cheats on his girlfriend (not wife, they don't get married much) she gets mad not at him but at the other woman and takes her revenge. Men are ambulatory sperm banks and not relied upon for either child care or resources. Still, due to their relative scarcity in the community, men command a premium of attention and sex from women who are looking for male companionship for as long as they can manage to hold onto it.
This is a miserable situation for children and women, and leads to poverty and savage amounts of crime. It's also self-perpetuating, creating new generations of young men ready to make all the mistakes of their fathers.
It's also a miserable situation for society at large. The people with this culture are takers not makers, and wouldn't survive without public assistance. If the majority of society goes this way, the wealth and wellbeing of the nation would go south in a big hurry. Crime would be rampant, police and jails overtaxed, and citizens would be nearly ungovernable. Eventually it would all break down into quasi-anarchy, with nation states arising within the greater country which follow their own cultural and (increasingly) civil rules. The US government would implode under its own weight and become irrelevant.
This means that public assistance would be cut off, resulting in a radical social shift away from the ghetto model and towards monogamy once again as women cling desperately to the only lifeline they've ever had: their man. Survival in such anarchy would be a much more difficult and iffy proposition. The winners would be those deemed worthy of induction into the tiny nation states that dot the cityscape. These would be ruled by adherence to a specific culture. No deviance would be permitted, or the deviants would be expelled to live among the general starving miserable populace.
Multiculturalism would die a savage death, and be replaced by a quasi tribalism.
Bob's take-down proves that a little knowledge is a dangerous thing. Specifically, when a man with a little knowledge bout something like John makes sweeping statements about a technology he doesn't have the science background to understand, he makes an ass out of himself.
Fuel cells are just hugely expensive and immensely heavy chemical batteries with a greater than normal capacity. Hydrogen cars are just cars that can oxidize H2 and use the chemical reaction to produce kinetic energy.
Also, Bailo's assertions about the seemingly insurmountable energy consumption of "electronics" involved in auto-driving cars further shows his ignorance. Modern electronics are not power hogs. My iPhone has many sensors working together and it's powered all day from the first few minutes of the power needs of a 1984 computer. EVERY modern vehicle uses massive amounts of electronic control from everything from ignition, spark plugs, computer ignition control, to the backup camera that is now standard.
Right now I believe hybrids to be the pinnacle of energy saving driving technology. They use regenerative electronics to store the energy of stopping the car as electricity in the battery, and then use an electric motor to convert it back to kinetic energy. My hybrid Camry gets 32-38 mpg in the city, stop and start, where my previous all gas Camry got around 14 under those conditions. Re-using energy by converting it is savings, tho in all honesty each conversion is inefficient.
Yes, if I get into a fight with a gay man and win, am I guilty of gay bashing and hate crime?
How about if I fight with a black guy? A Latino guy? If a blacktino mugger assaults me and I punch him in the balls will I be prosecuted for hate-crime assaulting a protected minority?
Patrick is correct, hate crime designation makes people unequal under the law giving some people super-legal protections over others.
If any of those situations came to pass, I think I would play the liberals own game and say that I identify as a gay cis-gender black woman.
I work too damn hard to have my tax dollars wasted on something so stupid
1) You're unaffected in PA by illegal immigrant issues, so your flippant opinion lacks merit.
2) Trump keeps saying Mexico will pay for the wall. Maybe he means it?
3) not once did you explain how the idea is so incredibly stupid. This turns an otherwise average opinion into a pile of stinking 💩
And just for Marcus, who seems unaware of the culture clash between afghan men who like to sodomize boys and their US Army instructors who are horrified by the practice. Here's a little story about how our Army wanted to kick out a green beret for punching out a child rapist who laughed when he bragged about his twisted crime.
This is a natural progression.
1. Make being gay acceptable, give them rights.
2. Let gays get married, some as heteros. Make those who object out to be bigots of the first order.
3. Mandate equal access to marriage materials ceremonies etc, with penalties for those who object.
4. Move on to other sexual deviants: transsexuals. Promote acceptance.
5. Use tranny issue to break down social norms of bathroom use and sex segregated privacy.
6. Add penalties for denying tranny access to any place they want.
7. Bring in the next sexual deviants: pedophiles
8. Make them acceptable.
9. Give them rights and protections.
10. Promote adult-child sexuality.
11. Create penalties for denying access to child areas to pedophiles.
12. Continue until we have Ancient Greece...