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Islamic leaders make ‘groundbreaking’ visit to Auschwitz –
Naomi comments on Jan 23, 2020:
Hello. I can't access your link from Europe but I found this article: https://www.ynetnews.com/article/HkFwcHv11U I would like to think that this is a right step forward.
Why is fascism so hard to define? What Is Fascism? | Live Science
Naomi comments on Jan 22, 2020:
*Fascism requires some basic allegiances, such as to the nation, to national grandeur, and to a master race or group. The core principle — what Paxton defined as fascism's only definition of morality — is to make the nation stronger, more powerful, larger and more successful. Since fascists see national strength as the only thing that makes a nation "good," fascists will use any means necessary to achieve that goal. * *As a result, fascists aim to use the country's assets to increase the country's strength. This leads to a nationalization of assets, Montague said, and in this, fascism resembles Marxism.* This is such an interesting read.
White supremacist group wanted Richmond rally to start a civil war, prosecutors say | Virginia | ...
Naomi comments on Jan 22, 2020:
Hello. I can't access the link from Europe, but I found this article instead. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/public-safety/alleged-white-supremacists-planned-deadly-violence-at-richmond-gun-rally-federal-prosecutors-say/2020/01/21/7c7ccdba-396d-11ea-bb7b-265f4554af6d_story.html Those things the three men said sound chilling. Thank goodness that the FBI arrested them before the rally.
It will NOT change. Because it is...A religious right for them. [youtu.be]
Naomi comments on Jan 21, 2020:
Hello. In Pakistan, the legal recognition of rape as a crime has changed in pace with the dominant narrative on women’s sexuality. In 2006, Pakistan adopted the Protection of Women (Criminal Law Amendment) Act (Women’s Protection Act or WPA), which reclassified rape differently from fornication and adultery. In short, rape is a crime in Pakistan. It is simply wrong to make a general assumption that Islam allows men to rape women like this caller seems to be suggesting. One who lives in the UK shall obey the UK laws regardless of one's background including one's religious belief. It is as simple as that to me. Also, it is good that the police, who are supposed to be a law enforcer, have recently been shamed for overlooking such a massive, serious crime that has been committed for a long time in the UK.
I stumbled on this question, today: What if we made it illegal for politicians to tell lies - ...
Naomi comments on Jan 20, 2020:
Fraud is already a criminal offence, yet when it comes to politician deceiving the very people they're supposed to serve, why is it so difficult to prove their lies? I think I'll settle with the following view by someone called Chris. I think he has some good points: *If the law were empowered to say what truth is, the question would be: Who appoints the ministry of truth? And what agenda might they have, and how could we safeguard against the potential for them to put that agenda before their duties? We could end up with a very real ‘political correctness’ problem.* *Today, the problem of politicians lying is that they’ve got their agenda ahead of their duties, and voters/the media don’t make a big deal of it or hold them to account.* *If we had a ministry of truth, the devil would be in the details of how they went about their work, what standards were brought to bear, etc. Also, if (and when) that ministry becomes corrupt, we’d face the nightmare scenario in which reasonable dissent might be sanctioned because its truth didn’t align with the official truth.* *Given that we already understand how good people can end up in their own echo chambers (in which the facts they agree on might be different from the facts other people agree on when other sources of accurate information have lost their moral authority and credibility), the idea of elevating one (without significant checks and balances) seems ripe for abuse.* *The problem we face today (that lying in politics goes unchallenged too much, or where it is challenged, nothing comes of it) is a symptom of lost faith in official information sources. For example, when the current administration tells us that unemployment is down, and political detractors say it’s all lies (and they do so on the radio 12 hours a day, every day), the problem people face isn’t that the information isn’t available- it’s that they don’t have time to filter through all the competing claims.* *It might seem plausible that we might be rid of blatant political lies if it were just illegal to tell political lies- but that would get us a different version of the same problem, with higher stakes- who will watch the watchmen?*
I stumbled on this question, today: What if we made it illegal for politicians to tell lies - ...
Naomi comments on Jan 20, 2020:
When you lie (and we all lie), no one may notice that you're lying except yourself, i.e. you always know you're lying. If it is made illegal for politicians to lie in public, and there is a price to pay for lying, will they think twice about telling lies to the public, I wonder?
I'm fucking livid.
Naomi comments on Jan 20, 2020:
Hello. All our lab mice are broken. Very interesting and it makes sense. Thank you for posting this.
Tommy Robinson is awarded the Free Press Society’s 2019 Sappho Award
Naomi comments on Jan 19, 2020:
Hello. This hasn't been reported in the UK, not one bit. Not surprising really. Even if it were reported, it would've been with a negative tone. Blimming media.
Ten days have passed since our big dog, Dodger, died.
Naomi comments on Jan 19, 2020:
Hello. I'm with you. You lost you soulmate.
And now for something completely different.
Naomi comments on Jan 18, 2020:
The photo looks cool, though.
I want to talk about the other elephant in the room.
Naomi comments on Jan 18, 2020:
Hello. That sounds bad. I was reading this article: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7661549/Aeroplanes-cause-twice-damage-air-quality-climate-study-claims.html *Aeroplane travel causes around twice as much damage to air quality as it does to the climate, with 16,000 deaths from poor quality air caused by plane emissions each year.* I guess international aviation policies and standards are needed to regulate the air quality worldwide.
Who are the energy-friendly politicians? For example, Jim Inhofe of Oklahoma.
Naomi comments on Jan 18, 2020:
Hello. I would say all politicians in the UK. Are there politicians who don't support energy conservation in America?
InnerStrength: glass-dichromatic crystal art. Exquisitely beautiful [innerstrength.zone]
Naomi comments on Jan 18, 2020:
Hello. "Natural math in nature" - interesting.
Interesting: Interviews with Japanese Gen Z at a coming-of-age ceremony in Tokyo
Naomi comments on Jan 17, 2020:
Coming of age ceremonies are official events held throughout the country. Coming of Age Day marks the beginning of adulthood in such a way that it seems to have a big (good) impact on young people's minds, i.e., "I am no longer a child. I must take responsibilities for my own actions."
Moral grandstanding: Think twice before shouting your virtues online – moral grandstanding is ...
Naomi comments on Jan 16, 2020:
*Are you a moral grandstander?* Here is another article about what moral grandstanding is: https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/beautiful-minds/are-you-a-moral-grandstander/
Prager U Ties Karl Marx, Leftists & More to The Enlightenment: Part 3: Featuring Yaron Brook, ...
Naomi comments on Jan 16, 2020:
Hello. Interesting! Thank you for this post. I don't watch Pager U videos as often as I used to: I find many of them are a little propagandic.
Disgusting actions of California government against bird owners; [youtube.com]
Naomi comments on Jan 16, 2020:
Hello. California has its own animal cruelty law. According to this video, the authority violated its own law then.
What is the allure of the socialist ideology to the youth of the West?
Naomi comments on Jan 15, 2020:
Hello. It doesn't have to be black and white like socialism or no socialism, surely. There are enough countries, if not all, in Europe which are essentially capitalist but have some socialistic programmes incorporated in their systems. You often say taxation is a theft. What kind of society do you envisage when its government imposes no tax? Apparently, there are 10 countries with no income tax (in no particular order): United Arab Emirates Oman Bahrain Qatar Saudi Arabia Kuwait Bermuda Cayman Islands The Bahamas Brunei https://www.fool.com/investing/general/2014/01/04/10-countries-with-zero-income-taxes.aspx Interesting, no? Would you consider emigrating to any of these countries? 😜
Turning Britain Islamic by democratic means? - YouTube
Naomi comments on Jan 15, 2020:
Hello. Regarding the original video from 1953, I wonder how accurate the translation is. I would be worried if the UK laws were no longer applicable to keep society together because of Islamism, or any radical ideology for that matter, but somehow I don't see that happening. Brits are tolerant and very resilient in my view. :)
Interesting article on historical archives on The Cambridge 5 - spy's within the U.
Naomi comments on Jan 15, 2020:
Spies never tell the truth - Oh, really? πŸ˜‚ An interesting post. Thanks.
Is anyone else keeping up with Chinas economic takeover of Africa.
Naomi comments on Jan 15, 2020:
Hello. My grandma used to say "Don't borrow if you can't afford to pay back."
Veganism - a big business opportunity?: Why are vegan diets on the rise? - BBC News
Naomi comments on Jan 15, 2020:
The supermarket down the road from my house has been promoting vegan/vegetation foods for some time now. When the first huge banner appeared, I didn't think "Oh no, vegans are here, taking over my town!". I thought "Oh, good. That means I have more choice of veggie foods as well as the meat, fish and other food products I always buy in this store." As a non-veg. person, I feel quite advantaged, really. 😁 Of course, it's good news that vegans and vegetarian can have a wider choice of foods available to them and that food providers can make more money by selling more veg. foods. It's win-win. It's good news all round.
We must be free to call Jesus gay - spiked (Have you signed the petition?)
Naomi comments on Jan 14, 2020:
I must clarify that it's a comedy film, so anything and everything goes including Jesus being gay. πŸ˜‚ I've been pondering further - if thousands and thousands of Muslims signed a petition to ban a comedy film in which Muhammad was gay, we would surely condemn that action in defense of freedom of speech, theists and atheists alike, no? Why is this Netflix film such a big deal to 2.5 million Christians? I don't get it. (Mind you, I'm not religious, so...)
We must be free to call Jesus gay - spiked (Have you signed the petition?)
Naomi comments on Jan 14, 2020:
Someone commented on Spiked's website: *We've surely been here before with Brian being a very naughty boy. Nothing to see here, other than the numpty modern world where internet access has made the entire globe angrier than they need to be.* (They're talking about Monty Python's Life of Brian, no?)
Here's a good site for checking most statistics for every nation on Earth. [indexmundi.com]
Naomi comments on Jan 14, 2020:
Hello. Looks good. Thank you very much. :)
Voice of America. "Farming Seaweed." [youtu.be]
Naomi comments on Jan 14, 2020:
Hello. A big business opportunity, I would say, re: veganism. Why miss it? (Call me cynical. πŸ˜‚)
I just saw this one on the death of Sir Roger Scruton.
Naomi comments on Jan 13, 2020:
Hello. I watched this video a few times. Sir Roger was a true conservative. Although I don't have a particular political stance, his version of conservatism makes a lot of sense to me. I was saddened by his departure, too.
Sir Roger Scruton, the British philosopher who devoted much of his life to the study of beauty and ...
Naomi comments on Jan 13, 2020:
R.I.P. Sir Roger...
This might not be all good news.
Naomi comments on Jan 12, 2020:
Hello. Surely, there're left Christians as well as right Christians, no? There're socialist Christians in the UK.
Roger Scruton: Conservative thinker dies at 75 - BBC News
Naomi comments on Jan 12, 2020:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1eD9RDTl6tM&t=396s
Should veganism be defined as a religion or philosophy like Christianity or Buddhism?
Naomi comments on Jan 12, 2020:
I think that this ruling could open a can of worms. In the UK, there is a law, the 2010 Equality Act, which protects workers from being discriminated based on their "religion or belief". But what is the definition of "religion or belief"? If an opinion or lifestyle can become a belief, environmentalism can certainly become one (some already say that it is a cult). Besides, there are so many -isms, and more and more are being created. For example, I don't think I want Corbynism to be a religion. πŸ˜‚ This is slightly off the topic, but with regard to vegan diet, I know it is strict, but those with severe food allergies also have to have strict diets. So, why different when vegan says they don't eat meat (ethical choice) while someone with peanut allergy says they can't eat peanuts, even a trace of it, or they could die (no choice)? Those with food allergies should be more protected than vegans, no?
Watch, before it gets deleted. - YouTube
Naomi comments on Jan 10, 2020:
It's kinda powerful when coming from a serviceman, no?
Truth does hurt
Naomi comments on Jan 10, 2020:
Hello. Let's not forget the young servicemen and women in the current conflicts. :)
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Naomi comments on Jan 10, 2020:
Hello. She is a representative of Remoaners all right. πŸ˜‚ She is also pansexual - very WOKE. 😡
Okay wondering about the group, is it that you support free speech absolutely or do you support free...
Naomi comments on Jan 9, 2020:
Hello. The name of this group is "Free Speech Absolutists". The definition of "free speech absolutist" is that a free speech absolutist believes that no speech should ever be censored by anyone, any organization, any government, at any time, i.e., they can say whatever they want to say and however they want to say it (e.g., Sargon of Akkad says he is a free speech absolutist) . That's my interpretation of the name of this group.
HighQ's gone, it seems.
Naomi comments on Jan 8, 2020:
Well, he's gone, yet we are still talking about him, fondly?, well, to some degree, funny that. πŸ˜‚ His existence here seems proven to be significant. Maybe he is still here under a different name, reading all our comments! 😜
HighQ's gone, it seems.
Naomi comments on Jan 8, 2020:
Probably he decided to troll somewhere else. :) Those who hold different/opposing/distinctive views don't seem to stay long here... That's my impression, anyway. I wonder if this community is not accommodating enough...
Today is one of the hardest, and saddest days I have experienced in a while not, not since my father...
Naomi comments on Jan 8, 2020:
Hello. I know that sorrow and I know it hurts so much. Something which people who've never had dogs never understand. Take care.
Iran cultural sites: 22 images of UNESCO heritage sites
Naomi comments on Jan 7, 2020:
Hello. I've just watched the news about it just now. I don't like the sound of it. ISIS destroyed some UNESCO heritage sites, remember? That was out of order (meaning unacceptable in British English).
If you have seen the brilliant monologue by Ricky Gervais at the Golden Globes you should read this ...
Naomi comments on Jan 7, 2020:
Hello. RG is pleasantly shocking on this occasion. :)
Ricky Gervais calls out dead celebrities for not being woke. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ‘» Golden Globes...
Naomi comments on Jan 6, 2020:
Hello. He also said that the awarded shouldn't come on the stage to do political preaching, or something along those lines. I agree with him.
Bill Clinton initiated police action in Somalia (Black Hawk Down), ignored the massacres in Rwanda, ...
Naomi comments on Jan 5, 2020:
Hello. You're right about focusing on building generational wealth and on controlling community resources. I feel a little anxious about the fact that Iran has rather sophisticated IT technologies. Iran's revenge in the form of cyber attacks on the US (and the entire world) could affect ordinary people's daily lives, in which case it is no longer just about presidential politics... What do you think?
The host has some difficult questions about the rising anti semitism in the UK and the USA.
Naomi comments on Jan 5, 2020:
Hello. There are some conspiracy theories thrown around against Jews, no? Like Jews are taking over the world by secretly controlling governments or something like that? And some people seem to firmly believe those conspiracy theories. Still, it's odd that it's almost always black people who are attacking Orthodox Jews, and that the media don't seem to be interested in reporting violence against them... I found this article, by the way, which you might be interested in reading. https://www.vox.com/2020/1/3/21039446/anti-semitism-anti-orthodox-farrakhan-conspiracy-theories-bipartisan
The Absurdity of God Belief [youtube.com]
Naomi comments on Jan 5, 2020:
Hello. I love the way Brook describes God(s). Once a Christian told me "You seem like a very nice person and I like you. But since you don't believe in God, you'll still have to go to hell, I'm afraid." I didn't know how to respond to that.πŸ˜…πŸ™„
Have you ever come across this expression?
Naomi comments on Jan 5, 2020:
In Switzerland, they have a very distinctive political system; several leaders share the leadership in governing the country and they have up to 4 referendums a year over various policies. This is called direct democracy. This way, the voters are kept better-informed and have to take more responsibilities for their actions in decision-making at the same time, i.e. they are directly involved in politics. Interesting, no? Would you say this is a better form of democracy? Would the Swiss model work in your countries? This video explains it much better than me. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5W45Va0cPE
So true........
Naomi comments on Jan 5, 2020:
And here - maybe? Lol
Did this conversation with Maxine Waters really take place or is it a hoax hoax?
Naomi comments on Jan 4, 2020:
Hello. Is she the one who is called something like the wicked witch of the West with a low IQ?
Bad jokes for the people A child asked his father, "How were people born?
Naomi comments on Jan 4, 2020:
You gave me a good start into the new year! Happy New Year!
Can Bernie Sanders Alter the Course of the Democratic Party?
Naomi comments on Jan 4, 2020:
Happy New Year to you. It's hard to generate a good conversation/discussion, no? Sigh...
Happy New Year to you all.
Naomi comments on Jan 3, 2020:
It could be "Laughing at Greta", it could be "Laughing at Obama", it could be "Laughing at Trump", and so on so forth. I personally find the immature act of creating such a group by adults (who are possibly dads and mums, and grandpas and grandmas) is absurd.
In real life it is a bit more complicated but here's the simple version.
Naomi comments on Jan 3, 2020:
Happy New Year to you. How about if the tax brackets are all removed and there is only one fixed tax rate for all? Would that work fair and square for both employers and employees?
Google search: great art 21st century [artspace.com] Not much there for me...
Naomi comments on Jan 2, 2020:
Happy New Year! I don't understand why these are regarded as "masterpieces". That's probably because I don't have the right eyes for the 21st century art. πŸ˜‘
They're either stupid or evil.
Naomi comments on Dec 31, 2019:
Hello. How about Christian Democrats of America? I only know the name (I live in the UK) but aren't they left-wing Christians? They are democrats but they don't hate their religion, surely... do they?
Happy New Year!!
Naomi comments on Dec 31, 2019:
Happy New Year to you and yours!
I think this photo should be self explanatory.
Naomi comments on Dec 31, 2019:
Hello. So, the photo proves that it is not true that almost all the mass shooters are white. What else is the proof telling about mass shooting in American society in your opinion? Why are the media generating the notion that almost all the mass shooters are white? Peculiar, no?
πŸ€” 🀨 Am I missing something here??? πŸ€” 🀨
Naomi comments on Dec 29, 2019:
Don't get triggered, don't get angry, or you're taking part in their ideology. Don't get sucked into it. Don't sleepwalk into it.
These people are truly malicious.
Naomi comments on Dec 29, 2019:
Hello. This looks shocking. It isn't like this all over California, surely... or is it? I don't live in the US, so you tell me.
Oh don't bother, somebody would need to open it first
Naomi comments on Dec 24, 2019:
And a thesaurus.
I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas. May you all have a wonderful holiday
Naomi comments on Dec 24, 2019:
Merry Christmas to you, too. X
Check out the comments.. [youtube.com]
Naomi comments on Dec 21, 2019:
Hello. Very interesting.
Some psychobabble egghead has this idiotic idea that words like nerd and geek should literally be ...
Naomi comments on Dec 21, 2019:
Hello. "Words like nerd and geek should literally be outlawed", says ONE academic, and it is immediately portrayed as this idea affecting the whole of the UK.πŸ™„ PJW sometimes makes good points but on this occasion, I see his article as nothing but scaremongering, I'm afraid. He is a contrarian and conspiracy theorist, so I normally take what he says with a pinch of salt. He was deposed last month as part of a defamation lawsuit, re: Sandy Hook school shooting, against Infowars for which he is the editor. https://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/paul-watson-throws-alex-jones-under-the-bus-in-sandy-hook-case_n_5defdbf7e4b01a1f411d88b5?ri18n=true=1=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8=AQAAAMepleOdcw85hs3o3NjPsdXTP3OqP_nQcjcobiyHp9-Zf7KGZnbaWZNigt9KBKdh5UZv-OzJHp44iylCXdvwuwSMPYGWYq51f96NYoBnVPXIZeEiXRlB5vljfYyZ9Ppyael8AkD4agX3sFuqc01J9j_qVQAyz3204xdzQ-1piLjA
Today, I said "Have a nice Christmas." to a man, and he said "Who cares?
Naomi comments on Dec 21, 2019:
Don't they say that Christmas brings out the best in people? Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year, everybody!
Rest assured, I'm thinking of you all.
Naomi comments on Dec 21, 2019:
You look like Santa, well, almost. Lol!
Are you in favour of ethnonationalism (ethnic-nationalism)?
Naomi comments on Dec 20, 2019:
According to Michael Ignatieff, a Canadian researcher, nationalism can take one of two forms, each defined by different kinds of belonging. On one hand, you've got "civic nationalism", in which national identity is defined by shared civic and political values (all citizens are part of the nation). On the other, you've got "ethnic nationalism", where belonging is defined by ethnic identity, language, religion, and similar traits. It's a form of nationalism with some strong opinions about who does, and does not, belong. Ethnonationalism sounds exclusive to me. https://study.com/academy/lesson/ethnic-nationalism-definition-theory-examples.html Recently, the Indian government passed a controversial citizenship law that is seen as discriminatory against Muslims. Indian lawmakers have approved legislation granting citizenship to migrants from Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, provided that they are Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jains, Parsis and Sikhs – but not if they are Muslim. This approach may not be ethnonationalist in a precise sense, but similar in that the state can determine who does and does not belong to the nation depending on their ethnicity. India is currently run by the Hindu nationalist-led government of the prime minister, Narendra Modi, or the "Hindutva" government, which adheres to an ideology seeking to establish the hegemony of Hindus and the Hindu way of life. Those who support Hindutva are fundamentalists (according to my Indian friends). Does that mean any ethnonationalist state could order the persecution of certain groups of "outsiders"? The removal of them. Could that lead to ethnic cleansing...?
When a government is required flow chart
Naomi comments on Dec 19, 2019:
Hello. These guys are tough. πŸ˜…
There have been many many derogatory memes thrown around and many many contemptuous comments posted ...
Naomi comments on Dec 18, 2019:
I kind of understand that when Greta speaks with anger, you may see a picture of yourself arguing with your own teen.πŸ˜‚ I also share the view that Greta has been used by adults; by politicians, by organisations including the UN, and even by her own parents. So, I have another question! Many people were annoyed to see Greta being invited by the UN to deliver her speech. Many shared the view that the UN treated her like the Messiah. Then, surely, the UN should be the target of derogatory remarks, yet it's always Greta who is subject to bashing. Why is that then? I really could do with a psychologist or anthropologist. πŸ˜‚
There have been many many derogatory memes thrown around and many many contemptuous comments posted ...
Naomi comments on Dec 18, 2019:
I must be honest with myself. I do feel frustrated with the whole Greta thing in that so far, no other teens in the opposite stance have challenged Greta. I know there is a German girl who holds the opposite view to Greta. I saw her on YouTube. It would be great if the girls were given a chance to debate each other. Young people do need to talk about climate change among themselves. I'm not here to take sides. I'm not left or right, or up or down for that matter. I'm simply wondering about the "phenomenon" that it is LARGELY middle-aged men who get annoyed about Greta, and not only being annoyed about her, they have the urge to share derogatory memes and contemptuous comments on social media. Do you think middle-aged men (possibly on the left) would react the same way if a 16-year-old republican (right) acted like Greta in the opposite stance?
There have been many many derogatory memes thrown around and many many contemptuous comments posted ...
Naomi comments on Dec 18, 2019:
Especially middle-aged men on the right... Why? Peculiar, no? What does Greta do to push their buttons, so much so that they can't just ignore her and move on? Have we got any psychologists here?
“Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!”...
Naomi comments on Dec 18, 2019:
Merry Christmas to you, too! X
Ok, this may finally be the end of the bad jokes for me.
Naomi comments on Dec 17, 2019:
You really are a terrible joke teller, JimbobNE. πŸ˜‚ Why are you so obsessed with points, by the way?
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Naomi comments on Dec 17, 2019:
Hello. I was watching a short documentary about deepfakes a few days ago. Scary, no? It's already been used for political manipulation, apparently - in Africa, for example.
I cannot comprehend how anyone today can justify hatred of another ethnicity.
Naomi comments on Dec 16, 2019:
Hello. Is it just Jewish people you're feeling sorry for?
Someone should let Facci know that I'm about to ban him from this group.
Naomi comments on Dec 15, 2019:
Hello. Well, he might unblock you soon. Perhaps, he blocked you at the heat of the moment. It seems evident that he has strong views on certain things. Mind you, there are many members here who have firm beliefs, rightly or wrongly. For example, blanket attack on Muslims by Christians seems pretty common on this site (no personal offence; just an observation). I can't see any difference between that and Facci not thinking much of atheists, to be honest.
Muslims Flee Britain After Boris's Win - YouTube
Naomi comments on Dec 15, 2019:
Hello. It is easy to play the victim card. It is not Islamophobic to criticize Islam; it is not antisemitic to criticize the Israeli government; it is not anti-Buddhist to criticize Buddhism, and so on.
This is PinΜƒatex® - Fabric made from pineapple leaf fibres
Naomi comments on Dec 15, 2019:
They seem well ahead of the game in tackling waste with their creative, innovative ideas. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILJjIEbAFc8
Yaron Answers: How can the philosophy of Objectivism be reconciled with democracy? [youtube.com]
Naomi comments on Dec 14, 2019:
Hello. After YB said he was against democracy, he kind of diverged to talk about individual property right. What better alternative to democracy does he suggest, do you know?
GaMbLiNg ThReAd Now accepting bets in IDW coins that Trump will win in 2020.
Naomi comments on Dec 14, 2019:
Good on you! πŸ˜†
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Naomi comments on Dec 14, 2019:
Hello. Ancient China was very different from modern-day China. They invented many things which led to many technologies that are available today. This link is for a school project, but it lists top 20 Chinese inventions. https://china.usc.edu/sites/default/files/forums/Chinese%20Inventions.pdf It is refreshing to appreciate other countories' cultures without having political opinions on them.
The UK election wasn't a victory for the right.
Naomi comments on Dec 13, 2019:
Hello. I share your sentiment. My English friends tell me that there used to be "conviction politicians" - no longer. Sad that.
Eight Marxist Claims That May Surprise You
Naomi comments on Dec 12, 2019:
Hello. So much propaganda spewed out against Karl Marx, the Father of Communism, who didn't deny capitalism completely, and so much propaganda spewed out for Adam Smith, the Father of Capitalism, who didn't deny socialism completely... I find it hard to navigate my thoughts through clouds of propaganda!
The Tokyo Trials [youtu.be]
Naomi comments on Dec 12, 2019:
Hello. I find it is an interesting premise that only the leaders of countries that lost wars are charged as war criminals.
TruthFollower: the article is short, but the lead photo is hilarious [truthfollower.com]
Naomi comments on Dec 10, 2019:
Hello. Sounds familiar. πŸ˜‚
I came across this article in "Lion's Roar".
Naomi comments on Dec 10, 2019:
Hello. Religion and politics go hand in hand, don't they, though it's not always the case, and Buddhism is no exception. It becomes evident once you become familiar with Asian history that Buddhists are no saints - sad that. I think any religious belief should be kept personal.
Just some good British humor.
Naomi comments on Dec 9, 2019:
Clever!
Revised WH Christmas Ornament from FLOTUS
Naomi comments on Dec 9, 2019:
Don, you're back! How are you? I thought you were in St. Louis. πŸ˜‚ https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=4&v=z_E7pHISpQo=emb_logo
'Your right is someone's responsibility.
Naomi comments on Dec 8, 2019:
I should think that maintaining good health essentially comes under individual responsibilities. One should take care of one's health by eating well, exercising well, etc. Because I'm entitled to health, it shouldn't mean that I can damage my health and expect someone to fix it for me. Health is a human right, i.e., a legal entitlement, and it means that the state is obliged to protect it. When my right is someone's responsibility, that also means someone's right is my responsibility. It then means that everyone's responsible for everyone else's health, in other words, it is the responsibility of the entire society, i.e., collective responsibility. I understand that health is part of the right to live, which is also a human right. Some people were born with ill health, e.g., chronic diseases, disabilities, etc. In that case, they were already deprived of the right to live at the very beginning of their lives. It seems wrong if they have to find money by themselves for the medical treatment they need. I should think that they're entitled to ask the society for help. Because the state is obliged to protect the right to health, does that mean the state should also be obliged to provide all the medical treatment everyone needs? For example, having a baby (without any complication, that is) or cosmetic surgeries may not be covered by a national healthcare system; they may not be considered as illnesses. I also think it is OK that people are given the choice to access private healthcare services if they can afford and if they continue to pay tax to support the NHS. In the case where only private healthcare services are available, then, perhaps the state should monitor and regulate them to ensure that the standard of healthcare is kept high and that all prices are kept low so that everybody can afford the medical care they need. That is my train of thought, so far... It's complicated!
Say what now?
Naomi comments on Dec 8, 2019:
...What are they wearing...? 🀒🀒🀒
Banana 🍌 plus duct tape = $150,000. But does it = art? [ctvnews.ca]
Naomi comments on Dec 7, 2019:
And it's gone. https://www.tmz.com/2019/12/07/120k-duct-taped-banana-eaten-performance-artist-art-basel-miami/?fbclid=IwAR3rPuJWksY8rnAMgWmVHKV7qiSDbXoUBn2s0Kk2nLVJrjYf3w3zHgIznxM
Jordan Peterson and Ayaan Hirsi Ali.
Naomi comments on Dec 7, 2019:
Hello. I agree in that her personal experiences speak volumes. (Have you read her book Heretic?) I wish that people could distinguish between Islam and Islamism, and hope people like her could reform Islam.
Naomi Seibt.
Naomi comments on Dec 7, 2019:
Hello. I shall look forward to the day when Naomi and Greta have a debate on climate change and other topics. I'm not being sarcastic. I think it is important that current affairs are discussed among individuals and groups in the same generations.
And a jolly Christmas to all of you.πŸ˜† [youtu.be]
Naomi comments on Dec 7, 2019:
Hello. Blame Coca-Cola. πŸ˜‚ https://www.coca-colacompany.com/stories/coke-lore-santa-claus
Banana 🍌 plus duct tape = $150,000. But does it = art? [ctvnews.ca]
Naomi comments on Dec 7, 2019:
Hello. What is the definition of "art", then...? Time to redefine it?
That'll teach the wee buggers a lesson.
Naomi comments on Dec 7, 2019:
You, meanie! πŸ˜‚
Speech is simply a communication tool, no?
Naomi comments on Dec 6, 2019:
Thank you everyone for your valid and valuable views and comments. I don't necessarily support banning any kind of free speech, but I'm happy to admit that I am not a free speech absolutist. In my opinion, the decision of whether of not banning someone from speech is basically made from the viewpoint and interpretation of the recipient of that speech, whereas the decision of whether or not the right to speak freely is abused relies on the intention of the speaker. This is not limited to free speech; people use their rights/entitlements/privileges for wrong reasons, intentionally, and that is to me a violation. We have speakers corners in Britain which are public spaces where people speak freely their views no matter how ridiculous they may be (e.g., flat earth theory) and they are challenged by listeners, but no debates lead to any violence because they progress in a civil manner. I think this is a good example of free speech being exercised by law-abiding people. We basically know how to behave, by common sense probably, yet, we love romanticising freedom of speech and fantasising free speech absolutism. It is a strange phenomenon to me.
Messing around
Naomi comments on Dec 6, 2019:
Hello. I would be encouraged to become one if fruit & veggies were this fun.
Warning issued after teetotal vegan non-smoker bores himself to death - The Rochdale Herald
Naomi comments on Dec 5, 2019:
Um..., I hope you realise this is a satire... πŸ˜‚
Sargon visit Jesse... Amhaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing [youtu.be] This might be funny
Naomi comments on Dec 4, 2019:
Hello. "The black community in the UK is very different from the black community in America. They're just among ordinary people. The ideology regarding black people is imported from America, which the people in the UK must resist (or something along those lines)." I'm glad that he said this. No offence to American folks.
Liberals Ruin Everything.
Naomi comments on Dec 4, 2019:
Hello. I don't think they're "genuine liberals".
What is this all about?
Naomi comments on Dec 4, 2019:
Hello. "IDWC REFUGEE #1." After all this time, is she still holding a grudge against IDWC? A little childish, to be honest. High time to move on.
We should look closely at what Adam Smith actually believed | Aeon Essays
Naomi comments on Dec 4, 2019:
I found another interesting article about Adam Smith: Adam Smith on Public Policy: Education https://www.libertarianism.org/columns/adam-smith-public-policy-education

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