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Everything posted by Elerond

  1. There are trade, economic and political sanctions against Russia because of its actions, where non-exist towards USA or its allies
  2. That writer of that article has clear agenda. As vaccination prioritization was that oldest and those who belong risks groups were first to be vaccinated and those who have lowest risk from the disease get vaccination in last. So people who had received two dozes of vaccination in June 14 had higher risk to die to covid than most of those who were unvaccinated. Death rate among this group before vaccination was in England from 1.9% to 24%, from which it is dropped to 0.6%. Death rate among non-risk groups were from 0.0001% to 0.066%. So among risk groups death rate has dropped massively and death rate of unvaccinated people is higher than what death rate was during worst times of pandemic among non-risk groups.
  3. I didn't say anything about pro-choice. But they are ones who support personal freedom and that matter is personal. So hypocrisy in this issue is almost totally on 'pro-life' side Also pro-choice politicians seem to mostly support improving social benefits, making schooling free, free health care, parental leaves, preventing firing pregnant people. Where pro-life politicians are mostly against these things.
  4. Actual pro-life movement would actually build social benefits that would ensure that there is no people in poverty and that any child born would have decent place to live, access to good schooling and they don't cause unbearable burden to their parents. Making things illegal don't remove reason why people are seeking abortions
  5. there are some corporations among media, but big sunk of media aren't corporations 0.5% of hospital doctors are against mandatory vaccinations here, so that percentage probably is misinformation based on inaccurate survey EDIT: Also less than 1% of doctors specialize field where they get more than basic information about vaccinations so your average doctor usually doesn't know that much about vaccines or how they actually work, which surveys about vaccines that target whole medical doctorate are more than bit questionable as policy guideline
  6. It is, but that does not prevent anti-abortion people claiming that it is abortifacient here an example https://lozierinstitute.org/plan-b-abortifacient-and-other-risks/ Prescribing information for Plan B points out that the drug works by “preventing ovulation” or “possibly preventing fertilization.” Or it may alter the endometrium and thereby “inhibit implantation.”[1] This refers to implantation of any newly conceived human individual/zygote in the mother’s womb. Hence, the complete clinical pharmacology of Plan B demands that the drug product be duly recognized as an abortifacient – or potential abortifacient – and not merely described as “emergency contraception.” and here another https://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_academies/acdlife/documents/rc_pa_acdlife_doc_20001031_pillola-giorno-dopo_en.html 3. It is clear, therefore, that the proven "anti-implantation" action of the morning-after pill is really nothing other than a chemically induced abortion. It is neither intellectually consistent nor scientifically justifiable to say that we are not dealing with the same thing. Science does not matter in these questions and laws implemented to ensure that their ideology is heeded
  7. A medium is not media, to prove that media does something you need to prove that all the mediums do something. Also you make false statements about those protest which CNN is reffing as there were no deaths in said protest. Also even with questionable caption, CNN did show live footage from protest showing burning cars and they mentioned looting that occurred. So they actually reported everything that happened in protest. Meaning that it is questionable if there was actually any misinformation in that example you provided, it mostly show that person who made info graphic that day has questionable view what peaceful means
  8. According to people behind new Texas law plan b is abortifacient and should be illegal
  9. proven fact would actually need proof to exist and thing to be a fact in order it to be proven fact
  10. The idea is to give people bounty to expose abortion that have happened after six weeks, and people get that bounty by suing suspected law breakers in civil court and I they can show that they were breaking Texas' ban for abortions after six week then they are rewarded with 10k dollars bounty/compensation. As most abortion seekers are poor and there are lots of rich people on anti-abortion side, you will see lots of court case against even people who followed Texas law just to cause them financial burden in order to scare people seeking or providing abortions. Law gives purposely unspecified right to sue those who are suspected to help in seeking or providing illegal abortion, so that people would be hesitant to offer any assistance to people seeking legal abortions. As purpose is to effectively create total ban of abortions in Texas. EDIT: This article gives good explanation of the what is the idea behind the law https://qz.com/2054552/a-new-abortion-law-in-texas-turns-citizens-into-bounty-hunters/
  11. Question is state legislative (like New York) to allow to people to sue anyone linked to sale of gun used in crime for damages even if person suing didn't suffer from the crime same way as Texas now allows people to sue abortion providers and people who helped person to abortion provider.
  12. Texas is now shown how states can ban guns they will just allow anyone to sue person buying gun or anyone that helped person to buy gun for damages. Like for example gun is used in robbery then everyone in that state can sue shop that sold gun, manufacture that build the gun, truck company that shipped gun to store from which it was bought, and anyone that can be linked to help person to buy the gun in fist place. So technically guns are legal but anybody selling / manufacturing / transporting them can face billions of dollars damages if gun is ever used in crime. With same logic you probably will able to ban anything that is protected in constitution without actually banning them.
  13. The thing is that Talibans can be against opium production all they want but they don't have resource to prevent afghan clans from producing it and after UN cut economic compensation to afghan farmers not to grow opium and as Afghanistan's economy is crashing it is inevitable that farmers will start again grow opium in order to survive. Also there are lots of smugglers who are seeking new business now as Taliban don't need weapons and other goods to smuggled to them. It is difficult to control 38 million people who are facing starvation.
  14. I would predict that their ban is similar as one they had when they were in power last time and Afghanistan will become again world largest opium producer
  15. Moscow and Tehran aren't examples of successful handling of the pandemic. In Russia people mostly don't use face masks and those who do usually don't cover their face with it, but keep it around in case official comes to inspect place.
  16. Actually correct: ISIS-K gets almost all its funding from Pakistan. Majority of Taliban's fund also come from Pakistan and Iran is second and after that comes Saudi sources (Qatar as largest source). Iranian sources also fund lots of other terrorist organisations (as Taliban is till classed as terrorist organization) in Afghanistan. Funds don't come at least directly from governments but wealthy patrons in those countries. Article should say one of the largest suspected lithium deposits. Some one would actually need to do geological survey first to make sure that there are actually lithium there.
  17. Probably not natural resources as they have allowed China to buy and control Afghanistan's oil, gas and copper reserves for 10 years (Afghanistan's oil reserves were founded in 2010 and in 2011 Afghanistan signed an oil exploration contract with China National Petroleum Corporation three and currently only oil fields there). Currently it is only suspected that there are rich lithium resources in Afghanistan because of its geologic setting, currently there are little lithium production in Afghanistan.
  18. Terrorist groups in Afghanistan are mainly funded by people in Pakistan and Iran Talibans are extremists Sunnis where Iran is controlled by nationalist Shias. Talibans have long history of oppressing people in Hazara minority which Afghanistan's largest Shia population (4 million), and there are Hazara population also in Iran (500k) and Pakistan (1 million). China will not stop oppressing Uyghurs which will feed extremist Sunnis in neighboring countries. Russia has it own Lithium sources and mines in Afghanistan are against its economic interests Anti-sentiment is not long living when those who are against aren't around (as democrats infighting in US show us). Stabilization of Afghanistan requires major effort and is expensive and excepted returns aren't at least yet big
  19. China's silk road project (their project to acquire natural resources from middle east) forces them to try to stabilize Afghanistan, but there is quite little will in China's leadership to undertake any military operation, so they main strategy will most likely to just throw money to it (meaning that they will give funds Taliban so that they would handle it) and hope that everything works out. But there is high risk that it just causes more problems for them thanks to high levels of corruption that Afghanistan is plagued of and lack of any forces that actually could try to control population of 31 million which is facing starvation and economical collapse. Russia will put their spoon in the mix as it is in their interest to prevent extremist to get foot hold in Uzbekistan and Tadžikistan Also Iran and Pakistan have their own interest in the area and they aren't necessary stability of governance in Afghanistan
  20. I find it bit funny, how spokesmen for Nato, USA, UK, etc. constantly repeat in media that Taliban needs to follow human rights or ..., like are they planning to go back if they don't? I don't think such empty talk helps anyone.
  21. You think that coding AI to automatically analyse user interfaces isn't programming?
  22. That already would cause rejection of study here (at least it was rejection cause when I was still doing my dissertation), because it massively increase risk that study have unseen flaws and results can't be trusted
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