cognitivedissonance
cognitivedissonance:

sharesfromyouraunt:

The Supreme Court should allow Hobby Lobby to pull out of Obamacare.Please follow your aunt on Facebook and Twitter.

I choked.



Nope - don’t agree.

I don’t want to discuss the legitimacy of the exemption based on Hobby Lobby’s religious philosophy. Let’s save that for a different discussion (spoiler alert – I don’t agree with the nuns). I think the real issue is whether they can opt out at all.  During the times I served as a military commander, I learned a couple of things, and one of them is this:  if I have a policy that serves most of the group well, but someone wants me to grant an exception, my default position should be no.  If one exception is granted, then within a blink of an eye, there will be a line of folks asking for similar exceptions.  Pretty soon the policy is so full of holes it is no longer useful (which in this case, may be the underlying strategy).

Hobby Lobby wants an exemption to fulfilling their contract with their employees to provide a health care benefit for which the Federal government has promulgated a set of minimum standards.  In our country, healthcare benefits are part of an earned compensation package.  So, in effect, Hobby Lobby wants the right to force their employees to only spend their compensation in a Company approved manner.  I believe there are a number of Constitutional issues here.  
If the Court allows this exemption, I see two bad things happening: (1) immediately, a group of people who may not agree with the religious philosophy of the ownership group of the company will be forced to live with the result, without regard to their medical or financial situation, and (2) in two short litigious steps, we will have a Court approved exemption that deprives people of potential life saving treatments because of a religious philosophy.  This is a short slippery slope. 
If the owners of Hobby Lobby feel that strongly about the issue, I think they should consider the approach that was followed for fight against apartheid many years ago.  They should divest themselves financially and encourage others to do the same.  That solution is a win for everyone:  The owners, the employees and the country. 

So, if I were on the Court, I would rule as follows:  if the owners of Hobby Lobby cannot abide by the minimum healthcare benefits as required by Federal Law, then the owners are free to (a) not offer them and pay the fines, (b) sell their stake in the company, or (c) not engage in commerce (close the business).

Thoughts?

cognitivedissonance:

sharesfromyouraunt:

The Supreme Court should allow Hobby Lobby to pull out of Obamacare.

Please follow your aunt on Facebook and Twitter.

I choked.

Nope - don’t agree. I don’t want to discuss the legitimacy of the exemption based on Hobby Lobby’s religious philosophy. Let’s save that for a different discussion (spoiler alert – I don’t agree with the nuns). I think the real issue is whether they can opt out at all. During the times I served as a military commander, I learned a couple of things, and one of them is this: if I have a policy that serves most of the group well, but someone wants me to grant an exception, my default position should be no. If one exception is granted, then within a blink of an eye, there will be a line of folks asking for similar exceptions. Pretty soon the policy is so full of holes it is no longer useful (which in this case, may be the underlying strategy). Hobby Lobby wants an exemption to fulfilling their contract with their employees to provide a health care benefit for which the Federal government has promulgated a set of minimum standards. In our country, healthcare benefits are part of an earned compensation package. So, in effect, Hobby Lobby wants the right to force their employees to only spend their compensation in a Company approved manner. I believe there are a number of Constitutional issues here. If the Court allows this exemption, I see two bad things happening: (1) immediately, a group of people who may not agree with the religious philosophy of the ownership group of the company will be forced to live with the result, without regard to their medical or financial situation, and (2) in two short litigious steps, we will have a Court approved exemption that deprives people of potential life saving treatments because of a religious philosophy. This is a short slippery slope. If the owners of Hobby Lobby feel that strongly about the issue, I think they should consider the approach that was followed for fight against apartheid many years ago. They should divest themselves financially and encourage others to do the same. That solution is a win for everyone: The owners, the employees and the country. So, if I were on the Court, I would rule as follows: if the owners of Hobby Lobby cannot abide by the minimum healthcare benefits as required by Federal Law, then the owners are free to (a) not offer them and pay the fines, (b) sell their stake in the company, or (c) not engage in commerce (close the business). Thoughts?
nofakecurves

nofakecurves:

idgafiamallthefandoms:

Here’s the reason i need feminism. I went to a party not long ago with some good friends, and i met a guy who couldn’t understand i didn’t want him - he kept coming at me, saying things like: “you want it, you just don’t know it ‘till i give it to you” and “fucking whore, you’ve slept with half the men in here, it’s only fair i get some too”.
I felt imensely uncomfortable, and i tried getting away from him - i was really scared, to be honest.
I ended up with going into the kitchen to Call my parents and tell them to come and get me, when he came from behind and grabbed me hard on my breasts, telling me i DESERVED what i got. He twisted my breasts so hard i have huge bruises, both underneath and on top of my breasts; including some hard bitemarks on my arms, neck and shoulders.
A friend came and saw it, and helped me get out, but i’m still scared and uncomfortable.

I’m sick of THIS. Of men (granted, only a few) thinking they hear yes when i say no.
I need to make it clear that this happens. I could have gotten raped, if not for my friend helping me out.
And it’s scary.

EDIT:

The last picture is my right breast three days later - lumpst are forming and my doctor told me i was lucky not to have permanent damage.

The guy who did this to me told his friend (who, luckily is my friend too, so i can get info about the progress of things): "He felt awesome to have another woman submitted to him. In the end, they all discovered they wanted him - and he wanted a feel of me, and didn’t care he had hurt me - it wasn’t his problem, right?"

My biggest problem besides the pain is that i’m starting to feel twisted myself. I’m actually afraid to leave my house, and i’m ashamed because if i hadn’t been wearing that shirt with a low neckline, this would not have happened. And i’m scared that it will happen again. 

I’m scared, ashamed, angry and so afraid. Because of a single man.

And if that’s not wrong, then I don’t know what is. 

Personally, I think you should get a bunch of friends together & beat the piss out of that sorry excuse for a human being. Oh, and i would also post a pic of him for public shaming.

No Fake Curves :: Submit your Natural Beauty!

What happened to you was assault!  I have a daughter and a son-in-law who were both cops and they would have had him behind bars so fast he wouldn’t know what hit him.  Report this crime immediately before he does the same or worse to you or anyone else.  This is sickening…I’m glad you had the courage to post this.  Don’t go in to hiding…you are stronger than this creep.

bookoisseur
It has been an extremely long day, I’m having trouble talking at the moment. I would appreciate it if we could wrap this thing up.