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by orathaic
Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:57 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed
Replies: 146
Views: 1682

Re: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed

Abortion was declared lawful in Northern Ireland in 2019. Most people in Northern Ireland needing an abortion still travel to another part of the UK to have it, but this travel is fully funded by the state. That's it. In 2018, when the Republic finally repealed the 8th amendment (an excellent step ...
by orathaic
Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:52 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed
Replies: 146
Views: 1682

Re: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed

Opinion: Adoption is not a 'good' alternative I am the “innocent child” pro-lifers love to slap on posters/use to bolster arguments. My mother gave me up for adoption after being unable to access abortion. She was poor, homeless. There was no parenting help. I received a life of pain+abuse. I would’...
by orathaic
Sat Jun 25, 2022 10:13 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed
Replies: 146
Views: 1682

Re: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed

I may be misremembering, Northern Ireland technically today has no abortions despite them being legal now, because the implementation of the law which was forced through in the last year or two has not happened, because nobody can agree on who pays for the NHS services, or some such mess.
by orathaic
Sat Jun 25, 2022 10:04 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed
Replies: 146
Views: 1682

Re: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed

". All they really did was hand the decision back to the states." Which makes abortion illegal. That the media misses this nuance isn't really much of a problem. Technically it doesn't do what you're describing in all instances and only does so if the state in question passed a law to do so. My iss...
by orathaic
Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:58 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Southern Boarder
Replies: 52
Views: 2669

Re: Southern Boarder

The UN has a position on self-determination, but what is harder is deciding who the 'self' is. Like Ireland (the island) had no particular history as a unified and self-governing political entity, but it did have a language and culture... So when it came to independence the decision to arbitrarily d...
by orathaic
Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:45 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Southern Boarder
Replies: 52
Views: 2669

Re: The Southern Border

Meanwhile at the other southern border wall that doesn't get anywhere near as much attention because its built by Europeans who are the enlightened liberal good guys.... https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.aljazeera.com/amp/news/2022/6/24/hundreds-of-migrants-storm-border-fence-in-spains-melilla At le...
by orathaic
Sat Jun 25, 2022 9:39 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed
Replies: 146
Views: 1682

Re: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed

". All they really did was hand the decision back to the states."

Which makes abortion illegal. That the media misses this nuance isn't really much of a problem.
by orathaic
Sat Jun 25, 2022 12:49 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed
Replies: 146
Views: 1682

Re: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed

I think we can overstate the importance of this decision. This doesn't ban abortion in any way shape or form. All it does is not stop states from banning abortion. I'm pretty sure that actually, No. Several states already have laws on the books which ban abortions, but only on condition that Roe be...
by orathaic
Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:29 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Your worldview is cancer
Replies: 12
Views: 187

Re: Your worldview is cancer

6 years ago? That seems rather recent. When did i last play diplomacy? I would like to Mitchell up on his discussion, If a nation state wants the highest GDP per capita then having the best educated, healthiest population is a fundamental requirement. The issue i take isn't with the hypothetical eco...
by orathaic
Thu Jun 02, 2022 11:28 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: More American children murdered by gun-toting lunatic
Replies: 130
Views: 850

Re: More American children murdered by gun-toting lunatic

Yeah, I believe a buyback is possible and some would do it, but an issue though is the government never pays market value for anything they take. Look at how they handle Eminent Domain for an example of unfair bullshit... At least we are talking about potential practical solutions. It doesn't matte...
by orathaic
Thu Jun 02, 2022 11:20 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: More American children murdered by gun-toting lunatic
Replies: 130
Views: 850

Re: More American children murdered by gun-toting lunatic

The threat of American violence has been overwhelmingly a force for good over the last century, barring a few well publicised errors. They nukes two cities. Those we're not military targets and thus are clear examples of war crimes. Nobody held them to account (because they won) and this is just th...
by orathaic
Thu Jun 02, 2022 6:50 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: More American children murdered by gun-toting lunatic
Replies: 130
Views: 850

Re: More American children murdered by gun-toting lunatic

The threat of American violence has been overwhelmingly a force for good over the last century, barring a few well publicised errors. They nukes two cities. Those we're not military targets and thus are clear examples of war crimes. Nobody held them to account (because they won) and this is just th...
by orathaic
Thu Jun 02, 2022 5:07 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: More American children murdered by gun-toting lunatic
Replies: 130
Views: 850

Re: More American children murdered by gun-toting lunatic

To take a comparable US example, after slavery was abolished, compensation was paid to former slave owners for their loss of property. Right? The point being, people may not like the change which is happening, but political power can bribe them... (I looked it up, because i didn't remember the detai...
by orathaic
Thu Jun 02, 2022 4:58 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: More American children murdered by gun-toting lunatic
Replies: 130
Views: 850

Re: More American children murdered by gun-toting lunatic

[When you bring up Waco, you're referring to the Waco Siege or the recent shooting? I assume you mean the Siege - and I'd say that's the best example in present day Yes, and i agree that it is a good example, and though i don't have sympathy for the particulars of the Cult, i do have sympathy for n...
by orathaic
Thu Jun 02, 2022 7:58 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: More American children murdered by gun-toting lunatic
Replies: 130
Views: 850

Re: More American children murdered by gun-toting lunatic

The American Public at large, i mean aren't they the problem? Jamie is reducing the issue to a very simple dichotomy, guns or children's lives. But he's not entirely wrong. That said, there is more that can be done to tackle white Supremacy, male entitlement, toxic masculinity and generation of viol...
by orathaic
Wed Jun 01, 2022 6:18 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: More American children murdered by gun-toting lunatic
Replies: 130
Views: 850

Re: More American children murdered by gun-toting lunatic

And before you ask - I would happily die to protect my country in the event that it was invaded, like what is happening in Ukraine, and I'd be unwilling to give my guns up if the government came to collect them at my doorstep just because 'guns are bad, some British guy says so'. And before you thi...
by orathaic
Wed Jun 01, 2022 6:11 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: More American children murdered by gun-toting lunatic
Replies: 130
Views: 850

Re: More American children murdered by gun-toting lunatic

It has been pointed out that the percentages of mentally ill people world wide are roughly the same, but you don't have mass shootings in this great a number in other countries. So gun regulations do make a difference. First of all, i think it is clear that blaming mental illness is a red herring. ...
by orathaic
Mon May 30, 2022 12:31 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: More American children murdered by gun-toting lunatic
Replies: 130
Views: 850

Re: More American children murdered by gun-toting lunatic

Of course there are some other good takes: Why is the conversation always about GUNS and never MEN. Women can get guns as easily as men, but they aren't committing mass murders. Why don't we talk about men's inability to control their emotions? Because we, as a society, continue to emphasize men ne...
by orathaic
Sun May 29, 2022 9:07 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: More American children murdered by gun-toting lunatic
Replies: 130
Views: 850

Re: More American children murdered by gun-toting lunatic

Of course there are some other good takes:
Why is the conversation always about GUNS and never MEN. Women can get guns as easily as men, but they aren't committing mass murders. Why don't we talk about men's inability to control their emotions?
by orathaic
Sun May 29, 2022 8:42 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: More American children murdered by gun-toting lunatic
Replies: 130
Views: 850

Re: More American children murdered by gun-toting lunatic

The thing about an amendment is that they do not pass easily. But also, the 2nd amendment does not need to be alltered if it was interpreted as the writers intended (which the current supreme court seems fond of, or at least claims to...) If the phrase 'well regulated militia' was interpreted to req...