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On the Other Foot

iMan: I’m 100% in favor of male birth control as long as it’s not a pill/hormone modification. Giving men control over when they have children can only be good for society. I dont think women would be in favor of it tho.

Jord: How else do you think bc is supposed to work? You have all the access you want to a vasectomy and haven’t been in line for that. At first I wondered how it would affect the population– less kids. But then I realized, like most other things, it wouldn’t be equally accessible to impoverished communities. Which means now we continue to perpetuate the disproportion of wealthy families.

iMan: Not a vasectomy. Reverse inhabiton of sperm under guidance. Vasalgel. Developed and tested in India. Cheap, reversible, effective. It could change the society. No more baby traps. More importantly, women wont need to take birth control pills. Holy crap. I heard about this treatment on reddit almost a decade ago. Finally in approval stage…..in India.

Jord: So another 20 years for us

iMan: Probably never. Too much money in birth control pills vs a cheap one time polymer injection.

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General Sports

Take a Load Off

Jord: What do you think about Kawhi sitting out? Or load management in general?

S: Smart. Your thoughts?

Jord: Smart for players– especially if they get paid for sitting. Bad for everyone else. If I pay to see the clippers vs the lakers in the regular season and kawhi (Or any of the top four) decide they need a break– I’m upset. Likely wouldn’t watch the game, ask for my money back. Bad for revenue, bad for fans. But with kd and kawhi leading the way, this is going to become a regular thing

S: Perhaps the league should build the schedule so that the best match ups have rest days before and after. It would be harder to schedule especially if team rosters are finalized late in the off season.

Jord: I agree. It’s definitely a system flaw. Wonder how adopting your idea affects profits. Also would that make the season longer and encourage players to take low profile games less seriously? Do teams with no top 30 get rests before back to back games?

S: They could reduce the number of games.

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Gerrymandered too much?

Godzilla: Lol. Gerrymandering is the reason why minorities have representation in government.

Ling: Not really, Probably in more metro areas, But tell me who represents the inner cities in the state outside nyc, The don’t break up towns or villages but it’s mandated to break apart cities, So look at how the districts in nys are broken up, you’ll see the hoods being split up and being in the same districts with the well off areas, Making minorities more disenfranchised. It’ll be hardly possible for them to run for larger offices

Godzilla: So a representative has constituents in both affluent and impoverished areas? Why is that bad? Should hoods be consolidated into one district? Is that best? Plus its elected officials deciding the maps. Seems like if a party wants to prioritize forming safe seats with larger majorities vs moderately risky seats with smaller majorities for more overall seats, its their perogative. How would you change the rules for districting? Should districts be formed to match the racial distribution of the state? Should minorities be pooled into districts? Organized by party affiliation? Divided so that every seat is competitive or so that every seat is safe? Lastly, who makes the decision. Should it remain in the hands of elected politicians? People vote? Third party?

Ling: Elected officials are going to break it down to keep their desired status quo. If there are ways to make it easier to have a more balanced and representive body which will make it more challenging for them to win, why would they change it

Godzilla: Seems like gerrymandering is just a tool. Can be used for good or bad. Seems like Dems complain about it because they suck at math and statistics.

Ling: Lmfao personally, I believe the democrats like gerrymandering as much as any party that’s in control

Godzilla: For sure. Just pandering to their minority base with the anti gerrymandering rhetoric.

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