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Senate The Supreme Court

Discussion in 'Community' started by Ghost, Oct 9, 2011.

  1. anakinfansince1983

    anakinfansince1983 Nightsister of Four Realms star 10 Staff Member Manager

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    I can think of nine people in Charleston who might like a word as well.
     
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  2. vncredleader

    vncredleader Force Ghost star 5

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    and 310 in Sri Lanka last year
     
  3. blackmyron

    blackmyron Chosen One star 6

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    Fun fact: Benjamin Franklin invented the lightning rod. Apparently buildings getting struck by lightning was a moderately serious problem in the 18th century.

    There was a religious outcry against the usage of lightning rod, though. No, seriously. The line of reasoning, if you want to call it that, was that a bolt of lightning striking a building was Divine Providence, and that a lightning rod was humanistic defiance of the judgement of God.
    The issue was resolved when Franklin pointed out that lightning invariably destroyed the tallest buildings, and these in turn were almost always churches with steeples. In fact, churches were the most common type of buildings to be struck by lightning. Religious objections soon ceased afterwards (especially since the holdouts often had their steeples explode or catch fire).
    There's a lesson here, I think.
     
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  4. Vaderize03

    Vaderize03 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    There is indeed, but if COVID is any indication, it seems like people were more open to learning new things in the 18th Century than they are today.
     
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  5. I Are The Internets

    I Are The Internets Shelf of Shame Host - Hangman Winner star 9 VIP - Game Winner VIP - Game Host

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    That's because God will teach them all they need to know. They don't need none of them new fangled sciency things.
     
  6. Vaderize03

    Vaderize03 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Or none of them gay people.

    I would hope that the Court would not pull back this right so quickly, but given that Chief Justice Roberts was against marriage equality in Obergefell, I'm not optimistic. I'm sure there are 4 votes to revisit the case at this point.
     
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  7. DarkGingerJedi

    DarkGingerJedi Force Ghost star 6

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    Nov 21, 2012
    Thank god Trump is stupid. Judging by his call in today with Fox News, he's shown that he truly has no idea how the legal system works, or is supposed to work. He thinks because he's the President, he has standing in court. And he pledges to use 125% of his energy to now overturn the election because he has all the evidence of the dems cheating. Although, he did indicate that getting your case seen by SCOTUS is really hard. So maybe Rudy is actually preparing him for the news that SCOTUS has no intention of hearing his 'case'.