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by orathaic
Wed Jul 06, 2022 6:59 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: When does an Embryo have intrinsic value to you?
Replies: 15
Views: 113

Re: When does an Embryo have intrinsic value to you?

And i see no reason to think that a person who is being selfish would be a suitable parent. Other than the fact that literally every human is selfish at some point in their lives? If you set the bar for parenthood at such a level then humanity will be extinct in a few hundred yards. Assuming you me...
by orathaic
Wed Jul 06, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: When does an Embryo have intrinsic value to you?
Replies: 15
Views: 113

Re: When does an Embryo have intrinsic value to you?

You keep repeating that no one has a right to force a person to carry a pregnancy to term. And I feel like this line is both morally and legally bogus. Name for me any other potential life ending decision a person could make where they are allowed this one size fits all way out of being responsible...
by orathaic
Wed Jul 06, 2022 1:12 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: When does an Embryo have intrinsic value to you?
Replies: 15
Views: 113

Re: When does an Embryo have intrinsic value to you?

I think the risks of pregnancy need to be considered. And i think a fair analogy is compared to running a marathon. Some people do die while running a marathon - so i think this is a fair enough comparison - but imagine instead that you spend months training to run a marathon, and then you get an in...
by orathaic
Wed Jul 06, 2022 10:44 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: When does an Embryo have intrinsic value to you?
Replies: 15
Views: 113

Re: When does an Embryo have intrinsic value to you?

And i see no reason to think that a person who is being selfish would be a suitable parent. Most research suggests that parents who we're not ready to parent are bad at it. There is a very selfless example though, about 30% (can't recall the exact figure) are for people who already have children. Th...
by orathaic
Tue Jul 05, 2022 12:38 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: When does an Embryo have intrinsic value to you?
Replies: 15
Views: 113

Re: When does an Embryo have intrinsic value to you?

From the moment it is formed. I can't for the life of me see how you can argue against that. This value increases significantly as it develops, obviously, but there is value there from the start. The counter point is, what is the intrinsic value of unfertilised eggs and sperm. But obviously given w...
by orathaic
Sun Jun 26, 2022 7:57 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Roe v. Wade SCOTUS Opinion leak confirmed
Replies: 146
Views: 1781

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: 1781

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: 1781

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: 1781

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: 2689

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: 2689

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: 1781

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: 1781

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: 193

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: 912

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: 912

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: 912

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: 912

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: 912

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: 912

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...