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About a1skeptic

A disturbed citizen and skeptic. I should stop reading the newspaper. Or watching TV. I should turn off NPR and disconnect from the Internet. We’d all be better off.

Does the Bible prohibit Abortion? (Spoiler alert: the answer is “no.”)

With “pro-life” evangelicals and other Christian conservatives about to achieve their wet dream — the imminent repeal of Roe v. Wade — one question that arises is, does the Bible prohibit abortion. And the answer is: absolutely not. First of … Continue reading

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The Forgotten Ninth Amendment and its Relation to Abortion

As we discuss the potential repercussions of the decision in Dobbs vs. Jackson Women’s Health Organization — the one where Justice Alito is apparently willing to overturn Roe v. Wade — I just want to point out to the legal … Continue reading

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What happens now with the abortion situation?

As I predicted yesterday, a big focus of the leaked Supreme Court decision is going to be the question of who leaked the draft opinion. Chief Justice John Roberts has already ordered an investigation to identify the leaker. Wouldn’t it … Continue reading

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No one should be surprised that the Supreme Court is planning on overturning Roe v. Wade

Well, really no one should be surprised that the Supreme Court is poised to overturn the Roe v. Wade decision, or that Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Amy Coney Barrett and Neil Gorsuch (all Trump appointees) are voting with the majority. … Continue reading

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Inflation reaches 7.4% in Germany, and yet, Joe Biden is not their President

I occasionally check on Der Spiegel, Germany’s version of Time Magazine, to see what they’re reporting on. Recently I came across the following headline: Inflationsrate steigt im April auf 7,4 ProzentLieferengpässe, Corona und Russlands Krieg in der Ukraine: die Preise … Continue reading

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I’m not actually concerned about Prayer after High School football games.

The Supreme Court heard a case this week involving a high school football coach who was in the habit of praying with his players at the end of a football game on the 50 yard line. As reported by NPR, … Continue reading

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How do I feel about Elon Musk buying Twitter? Not excited.

How do I feel about Elon Musk buying Twitter? I’m not excited. That’s for sure. I was hoping that Twitter would be able to resist the takeover attempt by this unmitigated rich asshole, but I guess when you have $44 … Continue reading

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We Dodged a Bullet on Sunday. But just Barely.

We dodged a bullet on Sunday. But just barely. French President Emmanuel Macron won reelection to a second five year term on Sunday. In the end, the margin of victory wasn’t that close: roughly 58% to 42%. But Marine Le … Continue reading

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Who votes against capping the price of Insulin at $35 per vial?

Not quite as dramatic as yesterday’s story about the $489,000 med flight — but still criminal — is the price of insulin in the United States. Insulin has been around since 1922, so it’s not exactly a new medication. And … Continue reading

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Why isn’t someone in jail after charging $489,000 for a med flight?

Sometimes you come across a story that is truly astonishing and makes you wonder why somebody isn’t going to jail. One such story is of a man who was charged $489,000 for an air ambulance ride. $489,000? Somebody should be … Continue reading

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