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by orathaic
Tue Sep 17, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Are you concerned about Hong Kong democracy?
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Re: Are you concerned about Hong Kong democracy?

brainbomb wrote:
Tue Sep 17, 2019 12:36 pm
the british should re-invade
They're a bit busy and distracted...
by orathaic
Wed Sep 11, 2019 12:14 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Climate change driving Migration
Replies: 20
Views: 315

Re: Climate change driving Migration

There are now, though it is state controlled. But it was the Communism that changed society. Reduced family sizes, increased health care, and education, and 'dragged them out of poverty'. Which was the point you made.
by orathaic
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Climate change driving Migration
Replies: 20
Views: 315

Re: Climate change driving Migration

And before you suggest 'millions of people' starved to death. The same happened in India (and Ireland) when ruled by capitalist ideologies of the British (really Laissez-faire policies)
by orathaic
Wed Sep 11, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Climate change driving Migration
Replies: 20
Views: 315

Re: Climate change driving Migration

Octavious you seem to be ignoring the *not capitalism* which brought people out of poverty in Russia and China (though Chinese people were not in 'poverty' until the Opium wars forced it upon them... Literally).
by orathaic
Mon Sep 09, 2019 10:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Climate change driving Migration
Replies: 20
Views: 315

Re: Climate change driving Migration

If you really see population growth as this serious issue (and that is arguable) then call for a blanket 2-child policy for all citizens. Guarantee replacement rate population growth. I see it as a potentially serious issue, and your entire thread is based in a possible future reality in which the ...
by orathaic
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Climate change driving Migration
Replies: 20
Views: 315

Re: Climate change driving Migration

See someone who was born elsewhere, and thus has some claim to citizenship is ok someone born 'illegally' ends up with no claim to citizenship ANYWHERE. There is a reason the UN declaration of human rights forbids exile as a valid punishment. And declares everyone has a right to citizenship of some ...
by orathaic
Mon Sep 09, 2019 9:20 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump wants to bomb hurricanes
Replies: 9
Views: 197

Re: Trump wants to bomb hurricanes

Mueller said it in his report, right?
by orathaic
Sat Sep 07, 2019 7:55 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Climate change driving Migration
Replies: 20
Views: 315

Re: Climate change driving Migration

'legal births', you see no problems with just that phrase? Those who can be illegal just for being born. Not a good look.
by orathaic
Sat Sep 07, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Climate change driving Migration
Replies: 20
Views: 315

Re: Climate change driving Migration

You are basically saying those who live in the country can continue to live how they want, but those who migrate are to be treated as second class citizens.

It is precisely the kind of plan which will end in tears.
by orathaic
Sat Sep 07, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Brexit solved
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Re: Brexit solved

No, it is simple to force parliament to accept the result of a referendum by making it legally binding. And more importantly, by agreeing before hand what each option means with the EU signing off on all options in advance. Which they can do, they are already happy with Norway having EEA membership,...
by orathaic
Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Climate change driving Migration
Replies: 20
Views: 315

Re: Climate change driving Migration

@Octavious, I think humans have a fundamental right to a family. As do I, which is why I've not suggested anything that would take away that right. So you would be happy with a situation where people are forced to choose between their survival and their fundamental rights. This is pretty fucked up.
by orathaic
Sat Sep 07, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Climate change driving Migration
Replies: 20
Views: 315

Re: Climate change driving Migration

That completely ignores the fundamental changes in family units, social structures and caring for the elderly. The pressure on only children to continue the family line... And a myriad of other details.
by orathaic
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:38 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Climate change driving Migration
Replies: 20
Views: 315

Re: Climate change driving Migration

@Octavious, I think humans have a fundamental right to a family. China is the only example we have of the one child policy, and what happened? Natural population growth is not happening in wealthy countries because people don't want large families. There must be a solution bigger than punishing thos...
by orathaic
Sat Sep 07, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Brexit solved
Replies: 2
Views: 52

Brexit solved

My simple solution:

“The route to a General Election is simple.” by orathaic https://link.medium.com/DqhWIy2FMZ
by orathaic
Fri Sep 06, 2019 1:02 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Trump wants to bomb hurricanes
Replies: 9
Views: 197

Re: Trump wants to bomb hurricanes

Can Trump be prosecuted under Federal law? Surely he gets to pardon himself automatically... Now get him under state law some place with a democrat as governor! That would be a different story...
by orathaic
Fri Sep 06, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Climate change driving Migration
Replies: 20
Views: 315

Climate change driving Migration

It is only normal that changing climate conditions will force species to migrate in order to find better land, and safer conditions. It is a huge problem, then, that humans have already occupied the best lands all over the globe and further placed barriers to further human migration. What solutions ...
by orathaic
Thu Sep 05, 2019 6:56 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Coup d'État in the UK
Replies: 23
Views: 310

Re: Coup d'État in the UK

Meanwhile: https://twitter.com/BBCMarkSimpson/status/1169652907844755456?s=19 For context, Ian Paisley said this during the foot and mouth crisis, when British beef exports were banned. So it sound like the suggestion is to keep the North Irish people but not their goods, so NI would remain in the c...
by orathaic
Thu Sep 05, 2019 2:25 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Coup d'État in the UK
Replies: 23
Views: 310

Re: Coup d'État in the UK

"Attempted Coup" would have been more accurate, followed by Parliament rebel. Alliance taking back control from Johnson.
by orathaic
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:20 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Are you concerned about Hong Kong democracy?
Replies: 6
Views: 108

Re: Are you concerned about Hong Kong democracy?

The US is, of course, already involved there. Whether directly or indirectly, providing support for protesters in terms of training and equipment. I can't recall the names of the institute, but it says it is for democracy and freedom, while ignoring US allies like Saudi Arabia, and fomenting revolt ...
by orathaic
Tue Sep 03, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Coup d'État in the UK
Replies: 23
Views: 310

Re: Coup d'État in the UK

You need 100,000 people for an issue to be debated in Parliament, not sure this ever makes new legislation... But Brexit is already being debated, so I'm not sure how much value that has. Likewise, a European Citizen's Initiative requires some millions and gets a discussion in the European Parliamen...