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  • Re: The Global War on Terror 5.0: Putin on the Risk

    Originally posted by geezer View Post
    Whose rights are most affected, the inconvenienced parent or the child who's life is at stake? Is there anything more obtrusive than having someone decide for you that your life isn't worth living? Right to life is all about being free of others making decisions for you. If you are the one being killed. The mistake in the conventional wisdom is assuming the only life affected by abortion is the mother's.
    Or the "mistake" in the anti-abortion camp is extending the definition of life back to conception (or, if you take the Church's anti-contraception position, even further back to ejaculation; somebody out there probably extends it even further back and believes abstinence is murder).

    Roe is a lousy legal decision in so many ways (for one thing, they picked the wrong clause to hang it on), but the trimester definition is as good as we've got. The pro-choice argument is not anti-life, it just defines life differently than the anti-abortion argument. That line can also be moved out prior to your definition, making you a stone cold killer, so be careful with that logic.
    Last edited by Kepler; 09-18-2014, 11:00 AM.
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    • Re: The Global War on Terror 5.0: Putin on the Risk

      Originally posted by geezer View Post
      Whose rights are most affected, the inconvenienced parent or the child who's life is at stake? Is there anything more obtrusive than having someone decide for you that your life isn't worth living? Right to life is all about being free of others making decisions for you. If you are the one being killed. The mistake in the conventional wisdom is assuming the only life affected by abortion is the mother's.

      Where is your arrogance coming from that YOU know that this decision is merely about an inconvenienced parent, so these people need conservatives to ride in on their white horse to save them? Again, this is for people who are total strangers to you, yet you presume to know the details of the decision facing them. And people tell me I'm a know it all...

      Lose the God complex. Its not your decision to make for them. It never will be.
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      • Re: The Global War on Terror 5.0: Putin on the Risk

        This is usually about where Priceless or Foxton comes in with a witty line about sacred sperm. Better if we just drop it now before things get out of hand.

        It's a unique issue, because a person who says that we are not morally permitted to decide one life has less value than another is the one accused of "playing God." And that's the commonly accepted understanding.
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        • Re: The Global War on Terror 5.0: Putin on the Risk

          This thread took the off ramp to nowhere about 3 pages ago.

          So - if Scotland goes Yes tonight, does it destabilize Europe?
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          • Re: The Global War on Terror 5.0: Putin on the Risk

            Originally posted by joecct View Post
            This thread took the off ramp to nowhere about 3 pages ago.

            So - if Scotland goes Yes tonight, does it destabilize Europe?
            No.

            Now we're back on point.

            I read that Scotland would like to form closer ties with the Faroes, Iceland and Denmark to form a sort of Crappy Climate Coalition. Evidently the thinking is the Scots were never really "British" at all, but some sort of strange Dane except unattractive.
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            • Re: The Global War on Terror 5.0: Putin on the Risk

              Originally posted by joecct View Post
              This thread took the off ramp to nowhere about 3 pages ago.

              So - if Scotland goes Yes tonight, does it destabilize Europe?
              Well it will certainly destabilize Great Britain. I'm worried about the possibility of it capsizing.

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              • Re: The Global War on Terror 5.0: Putin on the Risk

                Originally posted by GrinCDXX View Post
                Well it will certainly destabilize Great Britain. I'm worried about the possibility of it capsizing.
                The prime meridian tethers it to the north pole; it'll be OK.
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                • Re: The Global War on Terror 5.0: Putin on the Risk

                  Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                  The prime meridian tethers it to the north pole; it'll be OK.
                  But, from what I understand, the north pole is held in place by sea ice...

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                  • Re: The Global War on Terror 5.0: Putin on the Risk

                    Originally posted by GrinCDXX View Post
                    But, from what I understand, the north pole is held in place by sea ice...
                    LIES!
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                    • Re: The Global War on Terror 5.0: Putin on the Risk

                      Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                      Ummm...what is the guy on the conning tower doing?

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                      • Re: The Global War on Terror 5.0: Putin on the Risk

                        Originally posted by GrinCDXX View Post
                        Ummm...what is the guy on the conning tower doing?
                        Watching for Ivan.
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                        • Re: The Global War on Terror 5.0: Putin on the Risk

                          Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                          Watching for Ivan.
                          "You cover the south, I'll take the...oh uhhh...let me think about this..."

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                          • Re: The Global War on Terror 5.0: Putin on the Risk

                            Gotta love The Mirror.
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                              Fun times for David Cameron.
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                              • Re: The Global War on Terror 5.0: Putin on the Risk

                                Originally posted by Kepler View Post
                                Watching for Ivan.
                                That would be Ernie Borgnine, right?
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