“The cause of abortions is unwanted pregnancies. If you get rid of unwanted pregnancies the number of people who seek abortions will drop like a rock. Simply banning abortion leaves women stuck with unwanted pregnancies. Banning abortion doesn’t make those pregnancies wanted. Many women in a situation like that will be willing to do anything to end that pregnancy, even if it means trying to induce their own abortions (say, with a coat hanger or by drinking chemicals) or seeking out illegal abortions. I realized that the real way to reduce abortion rates, then, was to reduce the number of unwanted pregnancies. And the way to do that is with birth control, which reduces the number of unwanted pregnancies by allowing women to control when and if they become pregnant.”—
Please stop perpetuating that idiotic meme that JFK stated he was a pastry in his Berlin speech.
Berliner has more than one meaning. It can mean a person from Berlin or a jelly doughnut, powdered not glazed.
Just like frankfurter can mean a sausage or a person from Frankfurt-am-main.
Also tableau can mean a table or a flat thing hanging on a wall.
And in English, joke can mean a funny phrase or it can be an insult like “you’re a joke”.
Just so you know I meant funny, as in humorous not funny as in “you smell funny”.
Oh and humorous, as in causing laughter, not the long bone in your leg.
Basically, congratulations for digging up a 4 month old post and making a negative comment about it. Either you’re a close friend or family member of Jack Kennedy’s or a troll. Sadly I can’t tell which since you decided to ask anonymously, so I’m going to go with troll.
That would be troll as in a useless, lazy, person whose greatest achievement is pissing people off on the internet from his mother’s basement or where ever losers hang out these days, not the smelly kind that live under bridges and ruin people’s day. Well, I guess you could be smelly if you haven’t left that basement in a while.
Oh and I was pretty pissed off earlier at a person that I can’t exactly yell at so thanks for giving me an outlet.
Please do not be among the ones spreading panic and misinformation. It doesn’t help.
Also, to every news agency referring to this as a post-tropical SUPERSTORM, please do humanity a favor and go out of business. Over hyping this is disrespectful to the people who lived and died in this storm and to people who have lived and died in other far more severe storms.
Hello! I am 22 and a complete introvert. I have always found solace and companionship in books, something which I have never regretted. However, I am struggling with pressure to live differently. Being in my early 20’s, I am constantly told by my friends to go to more bars more nights of the week - I am told that this is a more appropriate way to spend my time than reading every night (the phrase “not really living” has been said multiple times). What is your take on this opinion?
I think you and any bookloving friends you know or can find on line should mount a small but irritating campaign to stop people going to bars in the evening as a waste of time, and try and use the phrase “Well, it’s not really reading…” whenever possible.
Anyone who thinks the 47% of Americans who pay no taxes are moochers clearly has never been a college student. I won’t even get into the people who did college without parents to support them.
It’s not even about political ideals anymore. It’s about respect. I couldn’t be a member of a party that would choose to disrespect a person based solely on their effective tax rate. I’m not saying that there are no moochers. But what made America great was that people with absolutely nothing would come here and work hard for a better life for themselves and their children. Disrespecting the people who are still working their way up disrespects all of us.
And you know what’s sad, the Republican Party used to be all for making sure that everyone had a fair shot at working their way up. What happened to that Republican party? My great-grandmother was a member of that Republican Party. I would be one too if it still existed.
“As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion; as it has in itself no character of enmity against the laws, religion, or tranquillity, of Mussulmen; and, as the said States never entered into any war, or act of hostility against any Mahometan nation, it is declared by the parties, that no pretext arising from religious opinions, shall ever produce an interruption of the harmony existing between the two countries.”—
Treaty of Peace and Friendship between the United States and the Bey and Subjects of Tripoli of Barbary, Article 11
It feels kind of relevant given the past couple of days.
“The situation in Cairo was one in which an embassy that is being threatened by major protests releases a press release saying that the film that had disturbed so many Muslims around the world wasn’t representative of what Americans believe about Islam, in an effort to cool the situation down. It didn’t come from me, it didn’t come from Secretary Clinton; it came from folks on the ground who are potentially in danger. And my tendency is to cut folks a little bit of slack when they’re in that circumstance, rather than try to question their judgment from the comfort of a campaign office.”—Barack Obama