Praire dogs were named by Louis and Clarke because they lived on the prairie and they’re docile nature reminded them of dogs. They even sent one to the president who kept it as a pet. Their name is not undeserved
@Gallchobhair, also the Bald Eagle is called that because of the white head.
@big freedom, "My right to (insert something that isn't a right here)"
@big freedom, *squints at his username*
“.........what does it mean?”
@Hoban Washburne, what do you think it means? Honest question. What does freedom, or liberty, or liberal mean to you?
@big freedom, i was making a surface level joke about how you have freedom in your name. but its very simple, freedom is the right to not be fvcked over by others. thats why only law that defends individual liberty ought be tolerated. however, MANY laws to defend individual liberty are necessary. because people really like to fvck over other people, regularly. particularly large businesses. and i think without laws protecting individuals, people will always screw each other, because humans dont generally care about people they dont know. so we need a LOT of laws, cuz people suck
@Hoban Washburne, I agree with you, until you started in on “many laws necessary”
It’s been proven that more laws lead to less morality. There are so many laws now that the CBO literally was unable to count the number of federal laws.
When there are more laws, that are ever harder to obey, people become less likely to obey other laws.
Law makers are people too. That’s a big problem with passing “a lot of laws”. Those people are influenced (paid off whores is more accurate) to pass laws that influence certain people and oppress others.
@big freedom, i completely agree the law is flawed. but we’re in a catch 22 here cuz the world keeps moving forward, and we keep needing more ways to stop people from fvcking each other over. we fell behind the curve in the 90s and got SLAMMED for not regulating banks in 2008. we’re getting behind the curve again today with facebook and big tech running rampant spying on us and selling our data. id love fewer laws, id love to be a libertarian. but people (i choose to believe not most people, but still people) will always look to fvck others over in new and creative ways. nature of the beast
@Hoban Washburne, but the catch 22 keeps moving toward tyranny.
If you get a chance, read Timothy Sandefur books “the Permission Society” and “the Right to Earn a Living”.
He is incredibly smart and does a great job explaining my stance. He’s a huge influence on my perspective on law and natural law, and rights.
@big freedom, neat, ill throw it in the queue. trying to chew through machiavellis “prince” right now. it blows. and the tyranny of it all is precisely why i as a liberal am a fan of the right to bear arms. i think every single argument for guns other than “as a government reset button” is a crock of shjt. but we’re gonna keep needing new laws, and if people buck back hard enough on bad laws like prohibition, the government should repeal the law, but we ought to ensure we keep the vital new laws, like mortgage regulators. and if the government doesnt repeal bad law......
........some tea gon get wet
@Hoban Washburne, don’t pass bad law. No need to repeal.
We pass all sorts of laws with unintended consequences, but “well meaning” and unconstitutional. The federal government is truly out of control. As a liberal (liberty being the root word) I would think that you would hold true to the values of liberalism and be abhorred about the bad laws and unjust way that they are enforced... unless you are for a bunch of unnecessary police interactions... and we know how those go.
@big freedom, sure we do. but bad law is subjective. i think a whole host of laws we have today are bad and shouldnt be implemented, but my definition of bad isnt yours, isnt some random 3rd or 9th or 1119th guys, and even if our definitions mostly overlap, with millions of people, the definition of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ law becomes a grey mess. and in the mean time, we’re still gonna need laws passed for new problems. yeah i think drug laws are dumb, the patriot act is flat out unconstitutional, hell i dont even agree with seatbelt laws (seatbelts are smart, but the government doesnt have the right to tell you you have to protect your own health). but we still need dodfrank and privacy protection acts and something in place (albeit not this stupid system) to make sure that if you get a gun, you have half a clue how to use the thing without blowing off half of your kids face. but in the political process shjt gets twisted, everyones definition if good and bad is subtly different and new law
@Hoban Washburne, is still needed for new problems
@Hoban Washburne, yes those last ones you mention are good and just laws. But when someone says “we need lots of laws” they typically mean shît like, drugs and seat belts and cigarettes and patriot act and on and on.
You and I agree on a lot. I really think you would like those books.
@big freedom, i definitely wrote em down. always lookin for new books
sweetbread is so fvcked up. it’s basically chicken intestines if i’m not mistaken
@This Guy Fvcks, head cheese too
@This Guy Fvcks, or some other kind of internal organ not meant for eating
@This Guy Fvcks, it’s calf or lamb thymus that’s fried. They taste really good
@This Guy Fvcks, sweetbread is veal/beef thymus, it’s basically a large gland found in the neck area of the animal. Many people consider it a delicacy and can be quite expensive. I don’t like them personally but I know a lot of people who do. To each his own and let’s face it people have eating weirder stuff then this.