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by henry quirk
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:14 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Basic Human Rights
Replies: 167
Views: 951

Re: Basic Human Rights

Sure 'one' person can claim 'itself', but my questioning is asking how can 'one' claim to BELONG to 'itself'? Already covered that...not goin' down the rabbit hole with you. WHY are 'you' STUCK on using the male gendered words "he", "himself", "his", et cetera? Covered it...no rabbit holes today. -...
by henry quirk
Sun Apr 18, 2021 2:27 am
Forum: Coronavirus Discussions
Topic: '20/'21: not safe for anyone
Replies: 1860
Views: 55310

irony

Argentinian pro-abortion leader dies during abortion procedure

https://rmx.news/article/article/argent ... -procedure

just wait: somebody will claim the beer virus took her
by henry quirk
Sat Apr 17, 2021 10:41 pm
Forum: Applied Ethics
Topic: Massive Mass Reparations for African-Americans
Replies: 39
Views: 7272

Re: Massive Mass Reparations for African-Americans

Here's how reparations can work (usin' myself as the example)... 1-It must be proven I'm the direct descendant of a slaver. 2-It must be proven I'm, today, a beneficiary of that ancestor's slavin' ways. 3-The person who lays claim to reparations must prove his ancestor was enslaved by mine. 4-The pe...
by henry quirk
Sat Apr 17, 2021 7:25 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Basic Human Rights
Replies: 167
Views: 951

Re: Basic Human Rights

Well, that's my cue to exit the buildin'. Not by my reckoning, Henry. I'm happy to have you around. I'm just saying we need to get our feet fully underneath us on this question of how a person comes to have rights. I'm not trying to make your life difficult; I'm just pointing to the next step. Yeah...
by henry quirk
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:53 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Basic Human Rights
Replies: 167
Views: 951

Re: Basic Human Rights

Mebbe I'm wrong but it seems to me regulars here are able to recall what others post...they have the context of posters in mind as they read. Maybe they do. I do. But sometimes it seems others have forgotten. RC is surprised that a Theist believes in human rights. It ought not to be surprising at a...
by henry quirk
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:24 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Basic Human Rights
Replies: 167
Views: 951

Re: Basic Human Rights

But here's the problem, Henry. Human beings are merely temporal. We come into the world without the cosmos asking our permission, and (usually) go out of it without our own say so. What would tell us that a mere accident of the indifferent cosmos had a thing called "rights?" From where would they c...
by henry quirk
Sat Apr 17, 2021 5:06 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Basic Human Rights
Replies: 167
Views: 951

Re: Basic Human Rights

Me and you (persons), can and should. But here's the problem, Henry. Human beings are merely temporal. We come into the world without the cosmos asking our permission, and (usually) go out of it without our own say so. What would tell us that a mere accident of the indifferent cosmos had a thing ca...
by henry quirk
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:45 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Basic Human Rights
Replies: 167
Views: 951

Re: Basic Human Rights

Saying, "I belong to me", is nonsensical and illogical. How could a 'thing' belong to, or be a property of, 'itself'? One is either 'itself' or 'it' is not. And, if a 'thing' is not 'itself', then what is 'it'? And, 'to belong', or 'be the property of', means to be of something else. A piano (a thi...
by henry quirk
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Basic Human Rights
Replies: 167
Views: 951

Re: Basic Human Rights

I don't know. Telling perfectly law-abiding people that they are the cause of all the world's problems isn't exactly just "annoyin" to me. It's akin to throwing verbal rocks. Well, mebbe if age weren't operatin' with a deficit we could say he's bein' malicious, but he does have a deficit , so... Wh...
by henry quirk
Sat Apr 17, 2021 4:24 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Basic Human Rights
Replies: 167
Views: 951

Re: Basic Human Rights

I don’t disagree with you here, because a person owns only himself and his time, labor and resources. Does a new born human baby own itself, and so is 100% responsible for its own self? Does a human parent, to a new born human baby, own only them self? Does a new parent not owe their time, labor, n...
by henry quirk
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:55 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: The Capitol building is breached by the Retrumplicans NOW!
Replies: 499
Views: 8939

Re: The Capitol building is breached by the Retrumplicans NOW!

I'm glad that youd wish to stand with me - why cant you? I shall always welcome patriots that stand with tm - from the right or the left - not the reich nor the communist. - the former i welcome not the latter. I know you value the Constitution, and that you are a right libertarian - but the also a...
by henry quirk
Sat Apr 17, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Ethical Theory
Topic: right to repair
Replies: 18
Views: 183

Re: right to repair

My brother tells me the farmers he works with are a disgruntled lot when it comes to John Deere and Caterpillar equipment. 90% (estimate) of repairs and maintenance on these machines he sez could be done by the farmers or by independent repair-folk. The companies, however, control the parts supply, ...
by henry quirk
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:37 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the righteous tyrant
Replies: 221
Views: 1626

Re: the righteous tyrant

Gary Childress wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:57 pm
henry quirk wrote: Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:53 pm is God the omniscient, benevolent, omnipotent God of the modern deists?

I see him as distant, interested, but uninvolved.

I must an an old school deist.
If there is a God, I hope s/he/it is that too. Some of the other portrayals of him/her/it don't seem so godly.
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by henry quirk
Thu Apr 15, 2021 10:36 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: Basic Human Rights
Replies: 167
Views: 951

Re: Basic Human Rights

But why would you need the word, "rights," at all for that. It's not what anyone else means. As I say: Me: I just find it cleaner, less ambiguous, to say I belong to me, my life, liberty, and property are mine , and avoid rights altogether ('cept when I get lazy, sloppy, or stupid). Hope you're doi...
by henry quirk
Thu Apr 15, 2021 9:53 pm
Forum: Political Philosophy
Topic: the righteous tyrant
Replies: 221
Views: 1626

Re: the righteous tyrant

is God the omniscient, benevolent, omnipotent God of the modern deists?

I see him as distant, interested, but uninvolved.

I must an an old school deist.