The freedom of speech isn’t about being able to say whatever you want. The freedom of speech is a protection against others that would harm you because of what you say.
All legal ‘rights’ are like this. They say either directly or indirectly what should not be done, not what should be done.
The right to life is not a natural right. You can do nothing but be alive. It is really a condemnation against murder.
The same with ‘natural’ right of liberty. It is actually more about those who take liberty rather than give it.
So what natural rights do we have?
• If you cannot chose any other option, it is not a right. Such as a ‘Right to be Human’ or a ‘Right to Exist’
• Rights should have the fewest negative consequences to yourself/others
• > Rights should not infringe upon the rights (natural or legal) of others.
So based on it being a choice that does not take away the ability to choose (possibly a right, but like how one isn’t prime)
• We have a Natural Right to an Opinion. We chose to agree/disagree with something, however, we don’t have to Right to act upon these opinions because they might harm others. We can dislike an artwork, but that doesn’t mean we can vandalize it. We can act on them, but we can be can face legal punishment for it.
For this natural right, we must face the consequences thgat apply to ourselvesof our own decisions, and seek to reduce negative consequences to others.
In the truest sense, this is the only Natural Right that we have. (Unless you guys can suggest others)
Does Ukraine not want peace? They have the most responsibility for creating peace
“If you truly want peace,
As Jesus said, ‘Turn the other cheek’,
Do not attack,
Show the world what your enemies lack,
If you don’t, and only want war,
That only proves you’re the devil’s whore”
so I had to make a lamp for pottery and sculpture II so I worked on my project all day today and every time people looked at me weird bc they were expecting like a bedazzled lampshades or some shit and I’m not about that so I got finished and went over to my teacher holding this huge motherfucker
and everyone was just staring at me like “what the fuck is this thing??? what???” and then I plugged it in
people fucking lost it
ALL HAIL THE GLOW CLOUD
I want one
The most important thing right now is that peace is achieved. There should be no civilian casualties
Thus, the following Peace Plan should be proposed to the UN:
1. Ukraine should cease military action, or face sanctions.
2. The pro-russians should cease military action or also face sanctions.
3. A referendum should be voted upon by the people of the Donetsk & Luhansk regions as to their status of self-detertmination.
3a. This referendum shall be observed and ran by third party, with voters not under duress by either side.
3b. Both Ukraine & the Pro-Russian Ukrainians should respect the results.
4. If the referendum results in independence, relations not to be retributive
4a, The new entity should not join another entity for at least 10 years.
Dutch forensics experts – accompanying the SMM – assessed the storage conditions for bodies on board the train at Torez railway station as good. At the main crash site, all bodies had been removed. The recovery process was assessed by the Dutch forensics experts as good.
-OSCE report 21 July
Hmm, but where is all the ‘they’re putting the bodies into trains!’ Or ‘thery’re leaving them to rot’
Seems like THOSE didn’t happen!
( the osce is better news than most media outlets, really the only ones that can honestly be trusted with reporting from the region IMO)
Prime Minister Najib of Malaysia announced after midnight today that he had been in contact with Barodai and had secured the separatists’ agreement to return the black boxes of downed Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 and also the bodies of those who perished.
Najib’s move received mixed response with some criticising the prime minister for recognising a rebel state, but the New York Times hailed the move as a “diplomatic success”.
Najib said he wanted to be more vocal about the incident but noted that at times, “we must work quietly in the service of a better outcome”.
Malaysia’s national security council representative Mohamed Sakri received the black boxes from Barodai in a ceremony in Donetsk.
Representatives from Malaysia also signed an agreement with Barodai to secure the black boxes and the bodies of the victims on board Flight MH17.
Flight MH17 was shot down over eastern Ukraine on July 17 with 298 people onboard.
The Russian asmbassador to Malaysia Vorobyeva said Malaysian representatives who received the black boxes from the separatists this morning (Malaysian time) also confirmed that the devices were not tampered with.
"The black boxes have special security seals and the Malaysian experts certified thy have not been tampered with," she added.
She claimed that the separatists had wanted to allow investigators and recovery workers into the crash site but were prevented from doing so as the Ukraine government was continuing its military operations nearby.
"Kiev did not stop the bombing and fighting. Who in his right mind would want to go to an area where there are bombs (exploding) and risk being killed," she said.
Here is the scenario: A major power interferes in another countries independence struggle, sending money and weapons into a complicated political situation due to a feeling of past kinship or shared heritage.
I bet you think I am talking about the current tragedy in Ukraine.
Actually I am talking about America.
Americans funded various paramilitary groups during the ‘Troubles’ in Northern Ireland which left an estimated 3,600 people dead. The majority of these were civilians.
The events in Ukraine are awful but not unique in a society where forgotten ethnic identities and old colonial claims still hold sway
Links: troubles_violence news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americs