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    Liberal democracy is under attack everywhere....

    Liberal democracy is under attack everywhere. People feel that their prosperity has been undermined by foreign workers; their availability has kept wages low for about 10 years since the financial...
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    Things are building rapidly to war with Iran. The...

    Things are building rapidly to war with Iran. The build-up started with US withdrawal from the nuclear deal and sanctions are having the desired effect.
  3. A gun is a weapon, a motor car is not. People...

    A gun is a weapon, a motor car is not. People need to appreciate that there is a causal link between the gun company’s profit and these, here, dead folks. When you buy a gun, thus sustaining the gun...
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    Trump seems to welcome foreign disinformation...

    Trump seems to welcome foreign disinformation campaigns by calling them opposition research.
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    Finland fights Disinformation

    Brexit and Trump are proof that disinformation is the biggest urgent threat to western democracies.

    How Finland fights the fake news trolls https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-48401922
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    There is a graph that I have seen in a couple of...

    There is a graph that I have seen in a couple of places showing data from the National Centre for Health Statistics. I have not tried to find the original graph or data thus far. Here is a link....
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    The number you’re looking for is 2500 not 250.

    The number you’re looking for is 2500 not 250.
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    That deserves a song. It is well known hereabouts...

    That deserves a song. It is well known hereabouts and was sung by the whole audience at the theatre.
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    It should not surprise you either that I am very...

    It should not surprise you either that I am very good at divining sin, who is right, and who is wrong and why. But I do find it difficult to persuade those who are wrong, that they are wrong. Not...
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    Oh dear; I suspect you wish to appeal to your...

    Oh dear; I suspect you wish to appeal to your higher authority to overrule my authority. I reserve the right to classify sins to the extent that they impinge on my personal happiness. Fair?
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    This is not just a disagreement about the meaning...

    This is not just a disagreement about the meaning of ‘child’ but a sinful obfuscation on your part.
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    This is why good sex education is needed, so that...

    This is why good sex education is needed, so that girls know when they are pregnant. It is the reason that good health care is made available so that girls get help early and free of judgment, and so...
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    Happily, no children were killed. But you know...

    Happily, no children were killed. But you know that already, so you’re just trolling as usual.
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    Between 1950 and 1960, the National Centre for...

    Between 1950 and 1960, the National Centre for Health Statistics has about 200 - 250 deaths per year from illegal abortions. You also have much exploitation of desperate women because they were...
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    This is the article from 1981....

    This is the article from 1981.
    https://www.nytimes.com/1981/02/01/nyregion/how-it-was-before-legalized-abortion.html
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    This is how to reduce the incidence of abortion....

    This is how to reduce the incidence of abortion. We want to avoid turning the clock back to this:



    NY Times archives.
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    I cannot speak for Tassman, but I am...

    I cannot speak for Tassman, but I am pro-children, pro-mothers, pro-contraception, pro-sex education, and pro-women’s choice. I also think that a country benefits when it puts public resources into...
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    I see a slight misunderstanding has arisen,...

    I see a slight misunderstanding has arisen, namely, that when I wrote ‘child’ I meant ‘child’. I hope that helps.
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    Well, the debate has gone manically hyperbolic,...

    Well, the debate has gone manically hyperbolic, and one extreme position is met with another. Perhaps the voters will decide what they want.
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    Anyone who eats meat reared for food production,...

    Anyone who eats meat reared for food production, or hunts for wild animals with a rifle, or catches fish in a river and maybe does some of these things for his personal entertainment is not in the...
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    Why would you think that? Surely, that is between...

    Why would you think that? Surely, that is between God and the doctors. I don’t think it’s your job to be concerned on God’s behalf; you are not His deputy. The right to autonomy overrides any such...
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    What doctors want politicians to know about...

    What doctors want politicians to know about abortion:


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    That is an example of a typical...

    That is an example of a typical misrepresentation, particularly with regard to the use of the words ‘innocent’, ‘human’ and ‘life’.
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    The name you give it or the emotional attachment...

    The name you give it or the emotional attachment that a person has to it, says nothing about what it actually is. This sort of confusion explains some of the very poor decision making around abortion.
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    ‘killing babies’ is a pro-birth myth and...

    ‘killing babies’ is a pro-birth myth and disguises the desire to punish women for having sex. My position is avoid cruelty to either the woman or the fetus, and promote sex education and...
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