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President Trump Revokes Obama-Era Planned Parenthood Protections by Innocul8 in politics

[–]Breadwardo 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Right. I personally think the pro-life movement is only as big as it is because it takes so many single-issue voters. Which is sad because from their point of view, they're trying to prevent murder. I can empathize with them.

President Trump Revokes Obama-Era Planned Parenthood Protections by Innocul8 in politics

[–]Breadwardo -1 points0 points  (0 children)

Opt-outs are a fine solution when it comes to abortion, in my opinion.

Where exactly do we draw the line on whose morality is allowed to be forced on others?

See, from the other point of view, abortionists are the ones imposing their morality. Blood transfusions don't 'murder' anyone according to any belief system, which is what pro-lifers think happens with abortion.

President Trump Revokes Obama-Era Planned Parenthood Protections by Innocul8 in politics

[–]Breadwardo -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Doctors should have the ability to refuse to preform one. People should have the ability to have one done.

President Trump Revokes Obama-Era Planned Parenthood Protections by Innocul8 in politics

[–]Breadwardo -1 points0 points  (0 children)

For some people, a fetus is seen as a human. It's a hot-button issue for a reason. For them, it's not a medical procedure. It's completely different from treating a disease.

President Trump Revokes Obama-Era Planned Parenthood Protections by Innocul8 in politics

[–]Breadwardo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Vaccines are different. Opt-out is perfectly fine, no problems with that.

President Trump Revokes Obama-Era Planned Parenthood Protections by Innocul8 in politics

[–]Breadwardo -6 points-5 points  (0 children)

How is it misinformed to think a fetus is a human? Nobody can say when a human life truly begins. It's a grey area.

From the point of view of someone pro-life, continued support of Democrats will result in hundreds thousands of people dying.

We need to try to propose alternative solutions and bridge political gaps. Condoms don't 'count' as abortion. Some kinds of female birth controls are 'safe' to use.

President Trump Revokes Obama-Era Planned Parenthood Protections by Innocul8 in politics

[–]Breadwardo -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

Difference between treating a disease and performing abortion is different, wouldn't you say? This article is about allowing states to defund PP, not about doctors refusing to perform certain procedures.

President Trump Revokes Obama-Era Planned Parenthood Protections by Innocul8 in politics

[–]Breadwardo -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

magical evidence free belief systems factor heavily into their practice of medicine.

I think it's a moral grey area, even without factoring in belief systems. For some people, abortion is literally murdering a person. People should be allowed to not perform something their belief holds as murder.

Why Automation is Different This Time - "there is no sector of the economy left for workers to switch to" by goatsgreetings in Futurology

[–]Breadwardo 35 points36 points  (0 children)

UBI is the best bet for dealing with automation. Companies would be encouraged to automate to save money, and there's no political backlash for phasing out simple jobs.

[WP] Following World War III, all the nations of the world agree to 50 years of strict isolation from one another in order to prevent additional conflicts. 50 years later, the United States comes out of exile, only to learn that no one else went into isolation. by surpriseoctopus in WritingPrompts

[–]Breadwardo 552 points553 points  (0 children)

Every country must close its borders, communications, trade, and embassies for 50 years.

The United States's president was boycotting the peace conference, against most of the country's wishes. The declining prestige of the country abroad was all too apparent, even before the Great Conflict. The war lasted 6 years, and no country gained or lost any ground after the first day. Nearly half a billion died, and it finally took riots in the streets to force some governments to call back troops.

Every country, save the United States, convened in Beijing to discuss the terms. They decided American Imperialism must come to an end. Japan and Korea would split the islands in the Pacific, and the New Soviet Republic would be given Alaska, amputating America to its mainland body. In an inspiring speech to the diplomats present, the leader of France took advantage of the States' absence to propose a plan that would cut off American influence even more. They would convince American leadership that each country should have a period of isolation, to rebuild themselves and prevent further conflicts for the next half century.

Only the United States would actually go into isolation. The rest of the world would finally be rid of the thorn in the West they've all come to know.

A lot got completed during the 50 years of freedom, which was the name the New Powers gave to the period. China completed its huge infrastructure projects thanks to absorbing the USA's trade power vacuum. The Middle East stabilized and the countries solar panel networks together to encourage cooperation and peace. The NSR had free reign of the Balkany. Every country and its citizens agreed that the 50 years of freedom was the greatest joint-diplomatic effort in history.

The world eagerly awaited when those 50 years ended. Some of them

"Leave it to bureaucracy to try to jam as many meetings as they can together, right? The terms said we'd start with one on one meetings with leaders, to ease into it, not a goddamn round table meeting. I only brought a human translator for Japanese, and there are 50 different countries here," the President complained to the Empress of England, who drew the short straw and had to sit next to America.

The Empress looked around nervously, but nobody at the table would make eye contact. Understandably, their eyes were locked on the American, who looked slightly out of place, wearing a suit and tie that went out of style decades ago.

"Now I'm going to sound like a robot when I'm tying up old trade deals," he said, before blinking a deliberately a few times and fiddling with his watch. "Where's the tradition? Where's the elegance?"

The 48 other diplomats at the table almost jumped out of their seats in shock. They had heard the American's questions in their home country's language, although it sounded slightly digital.

"I'm really glad we all agreed to this isolation thing," he continued. "You wouldn't believe how much our old government spent on our military. We've been an isolationist country far longer than we were an imperialistic one. We didn't really know what to do with it all that extra money. The country voted to just put it all in education," he prattled, "I'm excited for international markets to open back up. GM-Ford-Tesla-NASA designed these great solar powered dronemobiles, just put the backpack on and say where you need to go. We don't even need cars anymore! Cars! I know I sound like I'm bragging but what was the 50 years was for, if not for bragging rights when it's through?"

US Military Quietly Prepares for War With North Korea by GeneralInk in worldnews

[–]Breadwardo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I really wish Korean reunification will come diplomatically. I'm really hoping. But this is the real world. The current administration isn't at fault for NK's nuclear militarization. NK have been trying to become nuclear capable since long before before Trump was elected.

It is clear that multiple sanctions and attempts at diplomacy by the UN have failed to stop them. They're not going to be stopped with talks. I expect the Olympics to be when Kim Jong-Un makes some sort of demand from South Korea. I'm even more scared that countries might back off if NK asks for sanctions to be removed, allowing other countries to use NK's example when developing their own nuclear weapons.

US Military Quietly Prepares for War With North Korea by GeneralInk in worldnews

[–]Breadwardo 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What would be a viable plan B in the current global political wave?

Plan B was Korean hostilities dying down and allowing Kim's dictatorship/dynasty in North Korea. Outside powers have left NK alone with a free reign, turning a blind eye to human rights troubles.

With the nuclear escalation, the hermit kingdom is becoming a threat to outside countries and populations. Obviously the nuclear tests haven't stopped, so plan B is probably off the table, too.

Regardless of whether people think the USA are warmongers, what other options are there to prevent large loss of life?

The U.S. is beefing up its presence around the Korean Peninsula ahead of next month's Winter Olympics by deploying stealth bombers, at least one extra aircraft carrier and a new amphibious assault ship to the region. by sinfem in worldnews

[–]Breadwardo -4 points-3 points  (0 children)

But hey, of course the US are the good guys here.

I said in this particular situation, they are. I am speaking nothing about the actions that may have been done in the past by American agencies, where the US may be the country in the wrong.

In THIS situation, North Korea has been exploiting its people and advancing nuclear weapons programs against the will of most of the world. The US has sent forces to SK only because of the advancement of these programs. Just because you might be on the US hatewagon doesn't mean in this particular situation the US on the wrong side.

No Sympathy for the Hillbilly - Democrats need to stop trying to feel everyone’s pain, and hold on to their own anger. by [deleted] in politics

[–]Breadwardo 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Something makes me think this may be the goal of Republicans. Either the government flipping blue or the impeachment of Trump will cause the stock markets to crash. Whether he is the true cause or not, there are some people who are convinced that Trump's presidency had something to do with the bullish run we're having. Whether or not their beliefs are true, companies will use the dip when believers lose confidence to lay off more people in favor of automation or cheaper human capital in other countries. They can then blame the blue wave / the democrats on the job losses.

The U.S. is beefing up its presence around the Korean Peninsula ahead of next month's Winter Olympics by deploying stealth bombers, at least one extra aircraft carrier and a new amphibious assault ship to the region. by sinfem in worldnews

[–]Breadwardo 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Tell me North Korea has any similar level of individual rights compared to the United States. Tell North Korean defectors that they've escaped from the 'good' country. Just because everyone says they're 'the good guys' doesn't mean there aren't situations where one side is the good one.

The U.S. is beefing up its presence around the Korean Peninsula ahead of next month's Winter Olympics by deploying stealth bombers, at least one extra aircraft carrier and a new amphibious assault ship to the region. by sinfem in worldnews

[–]Breadwardo -2 points-1 points  (0 children)

There haven't been significant battles or deaths in the front for years. Instead of the war de-escalating into a peace between the two countries, Kim Jong-Un has accelerated his nuclear program. This is the only reason there are sanctions between the country. It isn't even a communism vs. capitalism battle anymore. China, a country with a communist government, has negotiated trade with countries and built up its infrastructure instead of beefing up its military. North Korean leadership does not have its citizens in mind when it makes decisions. The people responsible for escalating the conflict on the Korean peninsula are those in charge of North Korea, no matter which way you look at it.

The U.S. is beefing up its presence around the Korean Peninsula ahead of next month's Winter Olympics by deploying stealth bombers, at least one extra aircraft carrier and a new amphibious assault ship to the region. by sinfem in worldnews

[–]Breadwardo -9 points-8 points  (0 children)

You mean North Korea is going to get us all killed. The USA's military doesn't want war. This is only happening because NK is building a nuclear capable missile. Remember that we're the good guys here (at least in comparison to North Korea).

Will the development of an effective real-time language translator have the greatest impact on globalization? by Breadwardo in Futurology

[–]Breadwardo[S] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I believe within 20 years we will have some sort of AI assisted translator that will be able to portray emphasis and inflection. The sheer amount of data that has been collected of people making facial expressions and using inflection means that some sort of assistant (think Google Home/Alexa but with a screen/projection) would be capable of projecting some sort of emotion.

There’s still little evidence that Russia’s 2016 social media efforts did much of anything by steakstrips in politics

[–]Breadwardo 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Three platforms Dems should run on:

1: Election reform

2: Education reform

3: Drug reform