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by orathaic
Sat Feb 04, 2023 7:46 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Is it time to make Porn illegal
Replies: 33
Views: 196

Re: Is it time to make Porn illegal

Well, as I starter for 10 I'd say that signs of a degraded society which may be influenced by porn might include an increase in the breakdown of families, falling fertility rates, rising sexual crime, and an increase in mental health issues. But the extent to which porn has influence over such thin...
by orathaic
Sat Feb 04, 2023 7:44 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: What if Ukraine wins the war
Replies: 14
Views: 70

Re: What if Ukraine wins the war

It's not a reasonable premise. Victory for Ukraine is regaining all its internationally recognized territory. That's it. Invading Russia is nonsensical fantasy and is not a goal of the Ukrainian government. Complete nonsense, yes. I would lower the bar of Ukrainian victory a bit more, though. An ac...
by orathaic
Sat Feb 04, 2023 4:21 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Is it time to make Porn illegal
Replies: 33
Views: 196

Re: Is it time to make Porn illegal

How do you measure whether society has been ruined or not? What are the issues which porn causes? Is there a clear agree metric before we argue and have the goalposts moved?
by orathaic
Fri Feb 03, 2023 6:05 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Is it time to make Porn illegal
Replies: 33
Views: 196

Re: Is it time to make Porn illegal

Look, I like freedom, but is there a single good thing the porn industry has ever done ever? During the recession before the last, porn was one of the few growth industries hiring computer programmers to build the online sites. Most other tech companies were firing employees. Wasn't Porn also 'blam...
by orathaic
Fri Feb 03, 2023 6:01 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Is it time to make Porn illegal
Replies: 33
Views: 196

Re: Is it time to make Porn illegal

I admittedly need to learn more about onlyfans. I know a lot of people say this is the solution to making porn ethical so I'd have to look into it more. Would you be willing to fight with me to make other porn like the site "pornhub" illegal? Even just recently they were advertising companies that ...
by orathaic
Fri Feb 03, 2023 8:43 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: What if Ukraine wins the war
Replies: 14
Views: 70

Re: What if Ukraine wins the war

The main issue with Russia splitting up and nuclear weapons is that we saw what happened in 1994. Ukraine was convinced that security guarenteed from Russia, the US and UK were all they needed to give up their nuclear weapons and sign the non-proliferation treaty. Ukraine were bloody idiots, the UK...
by orathaic
Fri Feb 03, 2023 12:05 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: What if Ukraine wins the war
Replies: 14
Views: 70

Re: What if Ukraine wins the war

The main issue with Russia splitting up and nuclear weapons is that we saw what happened in 1994. Ukraine was convinced that security guarenteed from Russia, the US and UK were all they needed to give up their nuclear weapons and sign the non-proliferation treaty. This has not ended well for them. H...
by orathaic
Mon Jan 30, 2023 6:51 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: What if Luxembourg wins the war?
Replies: 2
Views: 36

Re: What if Luxembourg wins the war?

And by win I don't mean exhausts Putin to the point of a cessation of violence. I mean Luxembourg unilaterally enters the Russia-Ukraine conflict on the side of Ukraine, and actually not only regains lost ground but then begins to take the fight into Russian cities and actually begins taking Russia...
by orathaic
Mon Jan 30, 2023 1:55 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: What if Ukraine wins the war
Replies: 14
Views: 70

Re: What if Ukraine wins the war

Most likely outcome, Ukraine sits by while Russia disentigrates, until a strong man rises to replace Putin. That is a rather optimistic outlook. If Russia does disintegrate it seems more likely that we'd end up with several rival unpredictable nuclear powers with chips on their shoulders and little...
by orathaic
Mon Jan 30, 2023 10:42 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: What if Ukraine wins the war
Replies: 14
Views: 70

Re: What if Ukraine wins the war

If that were to happen, Western support would likely be withdrawn, several long range missile systems provided by western nations would stop working (i think targeting failure without technical support from NATO), Russia would threaten to is nuclear weapons, sanctions would be considered against Ukr...
by orathaic
Fri Jan 13, 2023 8:17 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: What is the Green Party for?
Replies: 13
Views: 107

Re: What is the Green Party for?

With all due respect, Ireland has always been something of an anomaly as far as politics goes. No other nation, to my knowledge, has managed to create a system with two dominant parties where both parties are centre - right. I don't think that it makes for a particularly good yardstick to measure E...
by orathaic
Fri Jan 13, 2023 12:26 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: What is the Green Party for?
Replies: 13
Views: 107

Re: What is the Green Party for?

To answer only the title question. Green Parties have refelcted a broader concern about the environment and forced every other political party (worth their salt) to have an environmental policy. Which wasn't always the case. I'm not sure about the idea of an Overton window but just by talking about...
by orathaic
Wed Jan 11, 2023 10:52 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: What is the Green Party for?
Replies: 13
Views: 107

Re: What is the Green Party for?

And to respond to the point about the DUP, they agree* with the Tories in most policy issues, thus have little interest in changing policy (except around Northern Ireland). And their what ~8 seats was enough to credibly bring down the government but not choose policy items anyway. So they we're in a...
by orathaic
Wed Jan 11, 2023 10:16 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: What is the Green Party for?
Replies: 13
Views: 107

Re: What is the Green Party for?

To answer only the title question. Green Parties have refelcted a broader concern about the environment and forced every other political party (worth their salt) to have an environmental policy. Which wasn't always the case. I'm not sure about the idea of an Overton window but just by talking about ...
by orathaic
Wed Jan 04, 2023 3:48 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Who bombed the Nordstream Pipeline?
Replies: 17
Views: 405

Re: Who bombed the Nordstream Pipeline?

Aside, environmentally this is a disaster, how much natural gas was in the pipes even while off? Possibly the highest peak of methane in history. Natural gas is not a disaster for nature, called natural for a reason :lol: I give you a hint: volcanoes send the hell amount of natural gas, sulfur, co2...
by orathaic
Sun Dec 25, 2022 1:27 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Why do Christians like the antichrist so much?
Replies: 49
Views: 1208

Re: Why do Christians like the antichrist so much?

Given that i am in Waterford right now, i can tell you Taylor, the amount of anti-english racism here means any British Monarch trying to take over would erupt into unnecessary violence. No fecking clue what you are talking about, Cromwell is more hated i Ireland than he is in England, and the Engli...
by orathaic
Fri Dec 23, 2022 11:55 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Why do Christians like the antichrist so much?
Replies: 49
Views: 1208

Re: Why do Christians like the antichrist so much?

In a similar way to the big scare Putin's war in Ukraine has given the nations in Westetn Europe and their responses, investing in NATO, investing in alternative energy supplies to Russian energy sources. A big scare initiates responses, motivates the "comfortable" & apathetic into action. One can ...
by orathaic
Wed Dec 07, 2022 7:25 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: webDip makes international news: Science!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 6798

Re: webDip makes international news: Science!!!

For a standard fee per game it could still be doable.

Not sure that is the model webdip would like to go, but if was literally paying for the gpu time, it might be reasonable.
by orathaic
Wed Dec 07, 2022 8:18 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: webDip makes international news: Science!!!
Replies: 30
Views: 6798

Re: webDip makes international news: Science!!!

Amazing! Looking forward to reading the paper(s). How much investment would it be to get that many gpu cores and how many diplomacy players (worldwide) would join this site as a result? Are there any other communities/websites involved in similar efforts? Did this bit also use other websites to train?
by orathaic
Tue Nov 22, 2022 1:42 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: US Midterm Elections
Replies: 35
Views: 876

Re: US Midterm Elections

.However in the UK the same terrible inflation is occurring under a Conservative government (I am not sure how to classify the Ireland coalition - orathaic?). I think you need to step back from your tribal biases on this one. It is a centre-right / right-centre coalition (with the Greens propping t...