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by orathaic
Wed Jul 28, 2021 12:53 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Arguments for God
Replies: 20
Views: 96

Re: Arguments for God

@Jamie, my very clear and understandable concept of God is God = Universe. I believe the Universe exists, and that there is this actual realoobeyond my perception. I believe we can make logical sense of aspects of this Universe. That(as Spinoza put it) instead of prayer, it makes more sense to study...
by orathaic
Wed Jul 21, 2021 7:38 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: UK defence minister
Replies: 23
Views: 464

Re: UK defence minister

https://www.thejournal.ie/stormont-meeting-plans-troubles-prosecutions-5500087-Jul2021/ Latest on this, UK govt proposals to grant a blanket amnesty to all state and non-state actors who murdered people in Northern Ireland during the 'troubles' is rejected unanimously by Northern Ireland Assembly. W...
by orathaic
Tue Jul 20, 2021 8:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: USA: A shithole country
Replies: 54
Views: 5475

Re: USA: A shithole country

With an Irish traveller in Ireland,
with an first nations citizen in the US or Canada,
with an amazonian tribal group in Brazil.
by orathaic
Tue Jul 20, 2021 11:34 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Brexit Food Shortages Beginning in Britain Now
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Re: Brexit Food Shortages Beginning in Britain Now

I think I agree on the 'missing the point' bit, though I was going to say, my clear position was the regulating who can work is not a 'free market'. That is a regulated one. Whether there is a shortage of workers because of Brexit, or because England has become known as an unwelcome racist place (cf...
by orathaic
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:58 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Brexit Food Shortages Beginning in Britain Now
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Re: Brexit Food Shortages Beginning in Britain Now

British trade unions should acknowledge Comrade Farage is a revolutionary socialist, maybe give him an award, the Trotsky Medallion for Services to the Union movement?
Some kind of National Socialist? Interesting..
by orathaic
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:57 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Brexit Food Shortages Beginning in Britain Now
Replies: 9
Views: 130

Re: Brexit Food Shortages Beginning in Britain Now

The free market solution is not to interfere by importing cheap labour who will accept "whatever's on offer" but to force employers to become more effective at purchasing labour domestically, Is that not the definition of a regulated market. You regulate who can come and work in the market thus mak...
by orathaic
Mon Jul 19, 2021 6:51 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Southern Boarder
Replies: 45
Views: 442

Re: Southern Border

I think it had a considerable effect on seasonable workers from border towns who used to cross regularly for agri work and want to know they can return home easily and often.

This who entered by plane and overstayed a visa becoming 'illegal' were not affected.
by orathaic
Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Haiti assassination
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Haiti assassination

What is going on in Haiti?

I haven't seen much reporting in the mainstream media, anyone else have a better idea.

I have seen this on facebook:
https://www.commondreams.org/news/2021/ ... tervention
by orathaic
Thu Jul 01, 2021 8:07 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Southern Boarder
Replies: 45
Views: 442

Re: Southern Boarder

Chance that Trump wall will succeed where all other failed is not very high. Given that the majority of 'illegal' immigrants fly into to US and then overstay their visas, I doubt the wall was ever considered an effective policy tool. More like an effective political one. Make people afraid and they...
by orathaic
Sun Jun 27, 2021 12:26 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Gove says no to Scottish Indy ref 2
Replies: 7
Views: 97

Re: Gove says no to Scottish Indy ref 2

I already did:
Spain didn't want to provide a precedent for members state breaking up but remaining inside the EU.
by orathaic
Fri Jun 25, 2021 3:17 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Gove says no to Scottish Indy ref 2
Replies: 7
Views: 97

Re: Gove says no to Scottish Indy ref 2

That was the context of the question. There was no discussion of making it easy for an Independent Scotland to remain inside the EU, mainly because Spain didn't want to provide a precedent for members state breaking up but remaining inside the EU. This is no logger an issue, because Scottish entry t...
by orathaic
Thu Jun 24, 2021 5:28 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Gove says no to Scottish Indy ref 2
Replies: 7
Views: 97

Re: Gove says no to Scottish Indy ref 2

It may be the same issue but the question is very different. First time round they were asked, 'do you want to leave the UK and as a result be forced out of the EU without option to Rejoin (as Spain holds a veto and has some issues with Catalonia)', and some people clearly voted based on that second...
by orathaic
Thu Jun 24, 2021 6:48 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Gove says no to Scottish Indy ref 2
Replies: 7
Views: 97

Gove says no to Scottish Indy ref 2

https://www.thejournal.ie/scottish-independence-gove-general-election-5475186-Jun2021/ Can anyone explain to me how the rhetoric of Brexit (eg: "we provide people with the chance to make more of their lives, take control of their futures. And that's quite rightly what the Prime Minister of the Unite...
by orathaic
Sat Jun 19, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Southern Boarder
Replies: 45
Views: 442

Re: Southern Boarder

I mean, you can of course go around undermining national governments, but as you pointed out that doesn't always work well. But it also depends on who you are. Lots of NGOs do emergency aid, but what is perhaps more important is understanding development aid, and why it doesn't seem to work (Vietnam...
by orathaic
Sat Jun 19, 2021 12:01 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Southern Boarder
Replies: 45
Views: 442

Re: Southern Boarder

@Oct, interesting that you give 3 examples of 'we need to fix them', rather than looking at it as a 'we should ask them how we can help them fix themselves'. You have it correct, unilateral action rarely works. (establishing democracy in Iraq was far less successful than re-establishing institutions...
by orathaic
Wed Jun 16, 2021 8:05 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Freedom of speech
Replies: 11
Views: 120

Re: Freedom of speech

I couldn't read much of the article, but the ACLU has always been loyal to protecting the First Amendment. It's a shame that many within the organization are attempting to steer the boat exclusively to the left... The racists, misogynists, and bigots have rights under the First Amendment as well. T...
by orathaic
Tue Jun 15, 2021 6:12 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Freedom of speech
Replies: 11
Views: 120

Re: Freedom of speech

And also about the example in the very first post, the child is not shaking in fear because what is being said Interesting, I didn't really think to distinguish between the content and the delivery. I may have to think about this one. But you are right. 'freedom of speech' is more than just speakin...
by orathaic
Tue Jun 15, 2021 4:51 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Southern Boarder
Replies: 45
Views: 442

Re: Southern Boarder

Ora, you completely ignored my point that I believe nations should be allowed to run themselves and that I didn't see much that the US could do to improve matters, and went off on a bizarre little rant about racism because I think that the increasingly authoritarian Venezuelan government are doing ...
by orathaic
Mon Jun 14, 2021 9:20 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Southern Boarder
Replies: 45
Views: 442

Re: Southern Boarder

So Oct, I know you seem annoyed that I called your BS out, but have you no responce to my clear claims that US intervention is bad, and has directly contributed to the reason for migrants wanting to move to where the wealth is?
by orathaic
Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:24 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Southern Boarder
Replies: 45
Views: 442

Re: Southern Boarder

Just to cite a single example: In 1912, during the Banana Wars period, the U.S. occupied Nicaragua as a means of protecting American business interests and protecting the rights that Nicaragua granted to the United States to construct a canal there.[49] The intervention, utilizing the U.S. Marine Co...