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#1 BIG difference between finding it a "right," vs. paying the bill for it. Of course, some would argue that that very principle is what we in the US just held an election on, and you see where we landed there.
Does anyone else find it creepy/Orwellian that the name of the $$ bank is the "Population Fund"?
#2 Folks, we are getting seriously trolled by 3C's. Please let him whither and die for lack of attention.
Posted by Iblis 2012-11-14 11:57||
#3 Access to child labor and sex slaves is a UN right.
Posted by DarthVader 2012-11-14 12:11||
#4 Ye, if only their mothers had that right.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2012-11-14 12:28||
#5 The fact the UN says this is such a friggin joke. Parkinson's Law on an international scale? Fred is kinder and more subtle than me. The Peter Principle might also be corollary here. In other words, $hit floats to the top of an organization.
Posted by JohnQC 2012-11-14 12:31||
#6 All women were born with that right, and have the control for it - between their ears.
Where they choose not to exercise that control, is their fault. Where their choice is forcefully overridden, it is a crime.
Why does it need to be any more complicated than that?
Posted by Bobby 2012-11-14 13:01||
#7 Access to child labor and sex slaves is a UN right.
Hey, don't forget the shrimp cocktails!
I would suggest the the proper meme here is not Parkinson's law, but Blair's Law: the ongoing process by which the world's multiple idiocies are becoming one giant, useless force.
Posted by SteveS 2012-11-14 13:03||
#8 Maybe also the Principle of Entropy applies here.
In addition to describing the 2nd law of thermo, it also has been stated in other arenas of thought a "doctrine of inevitable social decline and degeneration."
Posted by JohnQC 2012-11-14 13:27||
#9 Perhaps they should get the Islamic world's opinion.
Posted by rjschwarz 2012-11-14 14:36||
#10 So...shouldn't these people who will now be denied the right to be human also have human rights? And what about their children? And their children's children?
Better appoint a "rapporteur" and get right on that, U.N. Population Fund...
Posted by tu3031 2012-11-14 14:46||
#11 Don't get out much Bobby(#6)? That's a pretty narrow view. Few women get the choice.
Many more (tens of millions) must choose disease and/or pregnancy over hunger/starvation of themselves and/or results of earlier decisions, or are 'pressed into service' by other sociological pressures like family, addiction, or environment. It's an ugly world.
Posted by Skidmark 2012-11-14 14:56||
#12 "Access is a right".
If this means
"Government will not stop you, or let others prevent you" then I can agree.
If it means
"Taxpayers must subsidise you"
Then I cannot.
Posted by Bright Pebbles 2012-11-14 20:22||