• @bdonvrOPA
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    138 months ago

    This is gonna get ugly when payments resume.

    • IPTVSports28
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      Yeah, that’s not too far out now. It’ll be interesting seeing how many defaults start happening. I plan on just resuming paying mine, but things could get weird.

  • @[email protected]
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    78 months ago

    At what point do people start protesting?

    Also, in what world is ‘modify’ not an equivalent word to ‘transform’? The literal DEFINITION is “verb. [‘ˈmɑːdəˌfaɪ’] cause to change; make different; cause a transformation.”

    • davehtaylor
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      58 months ago

      Remember “If Roe falls, we riot!” slogans, and then when it happened, there seemed to be a collective “meh” from mainstream liberals?

      The fucking Biden admin and Congress had a solid month from the leak of that decision, and a trifecta, to pass legislation to ensure reproductive rights. And they sat on their fucking hands and let it be struck down.

      To be fair, in the aftermath of summer 2020, many states made it super easy to charge protesters as domestic terrorists (see what’s happening in Georgia, e.g.).

      I honestly don’t know what it’s going to take at this point. Conservatives are waging a fascist takeover of states, courts, and federal agencies. And Dems in Congress are fucking sleepwalking, letting it happen.

      • Cylinsier
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        Not much Biden could do when Manchin came out against any effort to pass abortion legislation since he’s pro-choice. It was already a long shot when he and Sinema decided they would never support removing the filibuster, but any glimmer of hope for legislation died with Manchin joining Republicans on keeping abortion laws off the docket.

  • DeadGemini
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    58 months ago

    I hate the supreme court. I hate this country. I hate conservatives, and if you’re about to type a response to me telling me I’m wrong to feel this way like a sniveling little bitch, then I hate you too.

  • Deedasmi
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    58 months ago

    Wait, so skimming through the brief, they argue that the law suits had no standing, were not valid for even consideration, but still put an injunction on the act anyway? What the fuck, how is that not blatant political bias?

  • @[email protected]
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    58 months ago

    Conservatives long game ploy to usurp the Federal courts and then SCOTUS was a political master stroke. What a shame for the rest of us.

  • @[email protected]
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    28 months ago

    If young people don’t start breaking things and setting shit on fire over this, then they won’t do it over anything, ever.

    • @[email protected]
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      38 months ago

      I’m a Canadian living in the US and the fact that you haven’t burned the health insurance companies to the ground is still astounding to me. Like the situation in the states is so fucking dire and depressing, but I guess there just isn’t “one unifying event” for people to rally against… Like I think if you took away public healthcare in other countries you could organize some push back, but when it’s the status quo it seems a lot harder to rally everybody at the same time… especially when people literally can’t afford to strike and the culture is so individualistic. Also I feel like in America there’s a very low tolerance for inconvenience? There’s a lot of “well I agree with what these people want, but they should protest in a way that I can completely ignore”, which, I mean, I understand… it sucks when unrest happens and ruins things for you… but also seems really short sighted and counterproductive.

      I dunno, I’m probably just ignorant, but it just seems so hopeless? Like nobody ever does anything… I don’t do anything either (I especially don’t want to protest while living abroad when I can get deported lol). Getting a critical mass of people to protest seems super hard… especially when protesting is kind of scary and hard, and you have to work all the time.

      • @[email protected]
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        16 months ago

        It makes me want to move, but all my family and friends are here, and my SO’s job which she enjoys and has coworkers she likes. It’s so tough =( I wish this country was is willing to fight. I also wonder what it would take. The BLM movement was good, but a lot of the gains from that were rolled back. So I guess anything less than citizens getting shot in the streets doesn’t cause anything and we have to settle for this slow moving fascist take over.

  • DM_Gold
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    28 months ago

    I’m not an economic expert, but I have a feeling that this decision will hasten in an already looming recession for our economy. There has been a lot of talk online about borrowers just not paying their outstanding debts. This was a really really poor choice by the supreme court.

  • @[email protected]
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    18 months ago

    The next US federal election should set records for youth vote, women and feminist vote, LGBTQT2S+ vote, and racial minority vote.