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by orathaic
Sun Jul 11, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Haiti assassination
Replies: 1
Views: 142

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: 46
Views: 1303

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: 263

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: 263

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: 263

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: 263

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: 46
Views: 1303

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: 46
Views: 1303

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: 401

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: 401

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: 46
Views: 1303

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: 46
Views: 1303

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: 46
Views: 1303

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...
by orathaic
Sun Jun 13, 2021 1:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Southern Boarder
Replies: 46
Views: 1303

Re: Southern Boarder

Matticus13 wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 10:48 am
The current governor of Texas is pledging to build the wall in Texas with Texan taxpayer dollars. That's fine by me. I can get behind that.
Are you a Texan? Do you own any businesses in Texas which employs migrant workers? What problem is the Texan governor addressing by doing this?
by orathaic
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:49 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Southern Boarder
Replies: 46
Views: 1303

Re: Southern Boarder

Just for clarity, here is a map of US coups and attempted coups in the America's. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_involvement_in_regime_change_in_Latin_America#/media/File%3AUS-involvement-regime-change-Lat-Am.png The fact is, communisn brought Russia and China from agricultural backwa...
by orathaic
Sat Jun 12, 2021 10:26 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Southern Boarder
Replies: 46
Views: 1303

Re: Southern Boarder

That is a weird dichotomy, you seem to know what is best for Venezuela, and yet whatever the US says is best for them is right. Almost like you are a closet racist who sees South American countries who vote for socialism as children who don't know how to govern themselves. As opposed to countries wh...
by orathaic
Sat Jun 12, 2021 7:57 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Southern Boarder
Replies: 46
Views: 1303

Re: Southern Boarder

I'm in favour of whatever helps the problem, be it a metaphor or otherwise. What makes it a problem? Million emigrated from Europe to the US over the years, and the result was a net positive for the country. Many people in (for example) Texas employ migrant workers, and most free marketeers would s...
by orathaic
Thu Jun 10, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Freedom of speech
Replies: 11
Views: 401

Re: Freedom of speech

They sway the weak minded and now you have the January 6th rioters trying to get off on the Foxitis Defense where they were just doing what they had been indoctrinated by Fox News and Trump. Where such a defence is valid (if indeed it is) then it should be clear that the incites incited violence. B...
by orathaic
Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Freedom of speech
Replies: 11
Views: 401

Freedom of speech

"a belief in the centrality of free speech to American democracy contends with ever more forceful progressive arguments that hate speech is a form of psychological and even physical violence" From: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/06/us/aclu-free-speech.html I presume those of us who remember webdip...
by orathaic
Sat Jun 05, 2021 10:22 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Truth, Ignorance and Faith
Replies: 12
Views: 936

Re: Truth, Ignorance and Faith

So much there. I agree with you on abortion, but not on animal welfare. I don't think my standard of living has reduced by giving up meat, and as more people do so, and the demand for plant based products continues to increase, it becomes easier to access those products. Overall, I don't see that an...