Thousands Protest Roe V. Wade Decision

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Thousands of abortion opponents marched from the National Mall to the Supreme Court on Tuesday in their annual remembrance of the court's Roe v. Wade decision.

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“Blessed Be”

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#312658 Oct 5, 2013
Ink wrote:
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I may be wrong about Caligula being married to his sister but he did have sex with her and treated her as his wife in fact leaving her his heir.
Incestuous marriages were common though in ancient history.
http://cnersundergraduatejournal.files.wordpr...
There is no real evidence that he had sex with his sister. She was his heir, yes, but one can be an heir without being a lover. She was treated as the female head of household when he was a bachelor, but that also doesn't prove sexual relations.

He was not Egyptian, and no one has said that incest wasn't done.

What made you think they'd had sex?

“Blessed Be”

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#312659 Oct 5, 2013
Ink wrote:
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I may be wrong about Caligula being married to his sister but he did have sex with her and treated her as his wife in fact leaving her his heir.
Incestuous marriages were common though in ancient history.
http://cnersundergraduatejournal.files.wordpr...
Sorry, should have read "He was not Egyptian, and no one said that incest wasn't done in the ancient world".
Ink

Levittown, PA

#312662 Oct 5, 2013
Bitner wrote:
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Sorry, should have read "He was not Egyptian, and no one said that incest wasn't done in the ancient world".
We are talking about incestuous marriages.

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#312663 Oct 5, 2013
Ink wrote:
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We are talking about incestuous marriages.
We were talking about Caligula.

You just can't admit to being wrong, can you?
Katie

Kent, WA

#312666 Oct 5, 2013
Husker Du wrote:
<quoted text>The pagan Romans were well known for having sex with children, including relatives, two out of three adults did this, this is the major reason why the Roman empire fell, immorality,corruption etc . This is happening now in the U.S. with promiscuity, corruption everywhere.
Hope you've done your part and removed yourself from the gene pool :-D
Ink

Levittown, PA

#312667 Oct 5, 2013
Bitner wrote:
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We were talking about Caligula.
You just can't admit to being wrong, can you?
I said I was wrong about Caligula. What more do you want?

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#312668 Oct 5, 2013
Husker Du wrote:
<quoted text>The pagan Romans were well known for having sex with children, including relatives, two out of three adults did this, this is the major reason why the Roman empire fell, immorality,corruption etc . This is happening now in the U.S. with promiscuity, corruption everywhere.
No one is talking about what happens in your warped, pedophile, imagination, and I'm only talking about ONE Emperor.

There is no real evidence that Caligula had sex with his sister. That is a fact.

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#312670 Oct 5, 2013
Ink wrote:
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I said I was wrong about Caligula. What more do you want?
You only said you were wrong about him MARRYING his sister. You then asserted that he had sex with her. There is no evidence he did so.

Again, where did you get that idea?

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#312671 Oct 5, 2013
1) You have no ideas.

2) You don't know what "sociopath" means.
LineDazzle wrote:
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"Try for a little integrity. Just a small bit will be a pleasant"
What a clever girl, but I think you probably bought that idea off mine, like a sociopath, who always gets ideas from other people.
Sociopathic bitch.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#312672 Oct 5, 2013
In your case, just breathe out. Any further expenditure of energy would be a waste.
LineDazzle wrote:
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"Breathe in.......and now breathe out."
You want to try to appear like a formal, smart grown up, but you just appear quite daft at times, or have you just begun to change the identity you have adopted for yourself?
Ink

Levittown, PA

#312673 Oct 5, 2013
Bitner wrote:
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You only said you were wrong about him MARRYING his sister. You then asserted that he had sex with her. There is no evidence he did so.
Again, where did you get that idea?
wikisource.org

The lunatic Caligula now suddenly took it into his head to transplant this custom to Romeóto transplant it with all the religious pomp of the Egyptian monarchy, and thus transform the family of Augustus, which up to the present had been merely the most eminent family of the Roman aristocracy, into a dynasty of gods and demigods, whose members were to be united by marriage among themselves in order not to pollute the celestial purity of their blood. A fraternal and divine pair were to rule at Rome, like another ArsinoŽ and Ptolemy, whom the Alexandrian throngs had worshiped on the banks of the Nile. The idea had already matured in his mind at the end of the year 37, and among his three sisters he had already chosen Drusilla to be his wife. This is proved by a will made at the time of an illness which he contracted in the autumn of the first year of his rule. In this will he appointed Drusilla heir not only of his goods, but also of his empire, a wild folly from the point of view of Roman ideas, which did not admit women to the government; but it proves that Caligula had already thought and acted like an Egyptian king.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#312674 Oct 5, 2013
Oh, BS. What you think of as children were considered old enough to marry.

The fall of the roman empire came from overextension of the military, constant wars, and the introduction of christianity, which destabilized the government. Who they screwed had nothing to do with it.
Husker Du wrote:
<quoted text>The pagan Romans were well known for having sex with children, including relatives, two out of three adults did this, this is the major reason why the Roman empire fell, immorality,corruption etc . This is happening now in the U.S. with promiscuity, corruption everywhere.
Ink

Levittown, PA

#312675 Oct 5, 2013
Bitner wrote:
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You only said you were wrong about him MARRYING his sister. You then asserted that he had sex with her. There is no evidence he did so.
Again, where did you get that idea?
thinkquest.org

He immediately had Tiberius Gemmellus killed to get rid of any possible rival to the throne.As well,he had always had a passion for his sisters and had incestous sex with them.He had a special interest in his sister ,Drusilla, whom he actually married and got pregnant.Drusilla however died early on in his reign was consequently diefied as a goddess.After the death of his sister,Caligula married Julia Claudilla who died young and after her death he attended a wedding where he ran off with with the bride, Livia Orestilla,whom he divorced after a few days.Soon after ,he married the rich Lollia Pollina before divorcing her and finally marrying a woman named Milonia Caeconia in 38 AD.Caeconia was pregnant at the time of the marriage and Caligula took the child as his own because he believed it must be his because she was so mean with the other kids.Also,Caligula often engaged in homosexual sex with men, most notably the Greek actor Mnster and his brother inlaw Marcus Aemilius Lepidus

“Blessed Be”

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#312676 Oct 5, 2013
Ink wrote:
<quoted text>
wikisource.org
The lunatic Caligula now suddenly took it into his head to transplant this custom to Romeóto transplant it with all the religious pomp of the Egyptian monarchy, and thus transform the family of Augustus, which up to the present had been merely the most eminent family of the Roman aristocracy, into a dynasty of gods and demigods, whose members were to be united by marriage among themselves in order not to pollute the celestial purity of their blood. A fraternal and divine pair were to rule at Rome, like another ArsinoŽ and Ptolemy, whom the Alexandrian throngs had worshiped on the banks of the Nile. The idea had already matured in his mind at the end of the year 37, and among his three sisters he had already chosen Drusilla to be his wife. This is proved by a will made at the time of an illness which he contracted in the autumn of the first year of his rule. In this will he appointed Drusilla heir not only of his goods, but also of his empire, a wild folly from the point of view of Roman ideas, which did not admit women to the government; but it proves that Caligula had already thought and acted like an Egyptian king.
Your link doesn't go anywhere but the Wikisource main page.

“Blessed Be”

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#312677 Oct 5, 2013
Ink wrote:
<quoted text>
thinkquest.org
He immediately had Tiberius Gemmellus killed to get rid of any possible rival to the throne.As well,he had always had a passion for his sisters and had incestous sex with them.He had a special interest in his sister ,Drusilla, whom he actually married and got pregnant.Drusilla however died early on in his reign was consequently diefied as a goddess.After the death of his sister,Caligula married Julia Claudilla who died young and after her death he attended a wedding where he ran off with with the bride, Livia Orestilla,whom he divorced after a few days.Soon after ,he married the rich Lollia Pollina before divorcing her and finally marrying a woman named Milonia Caeconia in 38 AD.Caeconia was pregnant at the time of the marriage and Caligula took the child as his own because he believed it must be his because she was so mean with the other kids.Also,Caligula often engaged in homosexual sex with men, most notably the Greek actor Mnster and his brother inlaw Marcus Aemilius Lepidus
Also goes nowhere.
Ink

Levittown, PA

#312678 Oct 5, 2013
cpeter1313 wrote:
Oh, BS. What you think of as children were considered old enough to marry.
The fall of the roman empire came from overextension of the military, constant wars, and the introduction of christianity, which destabilized the government. Who they screwed had nothing to do with it.
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tribunesandtriumphs.org

One of the main causes for the Fall of the Roman Empire was the Decline in Ethics and Values. Life became cheap - blood shed led to more blood shed and extreme cruelty. The values, the ideals, customs, traditions and institutions, of the Romans declined. The basic principles, standards and judgments about what was valuable or important in life declined. The total disregard for human and animal life resulted in a lack of ethics - a perverted view of what was right and wrong, good and bad, desirable and undesirable. Any conformity to acceptable rules or standards of human behaviour were being lost.
Ink

Levittown, PA

#312679 Oct 5, 2013
Bitner wrote:
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Your link doesn't go anywhere but the Wikisource main page.
http://en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Women_of_th...

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#312684 Oct 5, 2013
Ink wrote:
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I may be wrong about Caligula being married to his sister but he did have sex with her and treated her as his wife in fact leaving her his heir.
There's a LOT of dispute as to whether or not Caligula had an incestuous relationships with his sisters. A lot of historians believe it to be untruths spread about by Caligula's dissenters. It's no secret that Caligula was nuttier than a bag of squirrel poop. While he was much loved when he became emperor, he took a very dark turn in his reign and it's believed that it had to do with illness, either Epilepsy or Syphilis. He became tyrannical, cruel and outright crazy which led to his assassination.

It's also true that Drusilla was his favorite sister. She was the only one he trusted to the point where he had his cousin Germanicus, who at point was deemed his heir, put to death because he believed Germanicus was plotting against him. Drusilla was no longer considered heir once his daughter, Julia Drusilla, was born and Drusilla ended up dying of fever.
Ink wrote:
<quoted text>
Incestuous marriages were common though in ancient history.
http://cnersundergraduatejournal.files.wordpr...
There's no dispute about that. However, you mentioned Caligula and his sister being married and I just wanted to tell you that was incorrect.

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#312685 Oct 5, 2013
-Michelle- wrote:
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There's a LOT of dispute as to whether or not Caligula had an incestuous relationships with his sisters. A lot of historians believe it to be untruths spread about by Caligula's dissenters. It's no secret that Caligula was nuttier than a bag of squirrel poop. While he was much loved when he became emperor, he took a very dark turn in his reign and it's believed that it had to do with illness, either Epilepsy or Syphilis. He became tyrannical, cruel and outright crazy which led to his assassination.
It's also true that Drusilla was his favorite sister. She was the only one he trusted to the point where he had his cousin Germanicus, who at point was deemed his heir, put to death because he believed Germanicus was plotting against him. Drusilla was no longer considered heir once his daughter, Julia Drusilla, was born and Drusilla ended up dying of fever.
<quoted text>
There's no dispute about that. However, you mentioned Caligula and his sister being married and I just wanted to tell you that was incorrect.
I'm sorry, I misspoke when I said Germanicus. I meant Gemellus.
Ink

Levittown, PA

#312686 Oct 5, 2013
-Michelle- wrote:
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There's a LOT of dispute as to whether or not Caligula had an incestuous relationships with his sisters. A lot of historians believe it to be untruths spread about by Caligula's dissenters. It's no secret that Caligula was nuttier than a bag of squirrel poop. While he was much loved when he became emperor, he took a very dark turn in his reign and it's believed that it had to do with illness, either Epilepsy or Syphilis. He became tyrannical, cruel and outright crazy which led to his assassination.
It's also true that Drusilla was his favorite sister. She was the only one he trusted to the point where he had his cousin Germanicus, who at point was deemed his heir, put to death because he believed Germanicus was plotting against him. Drusilla was no longer considered heir once his daughter, Julia Drusilla, was born and Drusilla ended up dying of fever.
<quoted text>
There's no dispute about that. However, you mentioned Caligula and his sister being married and I just wanted to tell you that was incorrect.
Incorrect or disputed?

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