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1) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? II (Message 1603828)
Posted 4 days ago by Profile Hev
This is what humanity is capable of:

forgiveness and reconciliation, the Spirit of Enniskillen

Gordon Wilson lived very much on this planet.
2) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1603492)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Hev
@Terror Australis I don't know if you have ever feared that you would be killed by your partner but I know plenty of women who did.

One in three women have experienced physical or sexual violence violence from partner
3) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1603479)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Hev
"The following statement was issued on 19 November 2014 by the Executive Committee of the American Astronomical Society on behalf of the AAS Council:...........etc. etc.

Methinks it would have been equally valid to have posted that in the "Political Correctness" thread.... It reads like an "insert company name here" pro forma downloadable from the web

Women CAN do anything a man can do (no argument from me there), drive monster trucks on mining sites, fly commercial airliners, fighter jets and space shuttles, captain vessels of aircraft carrier size, contribute massively to scientific advancement, be hard hitting investigative journalists reporting from war zones, design and repair complex electronic equipment, run major companies, in fact any job that requires physical stamina, mental stamina and intelligence. All this, yet as soon as a man appears on the scene, they turn into delicate, cowering, simpering vestal virgins who require special protection and reassurance in case he might "offend" them.

It's a conundrum I have yet to find the answer to.

T.A.

Think about it.

(edit) and to your further post - you think two people is a mob?
4) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1603417)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Hev
It is impossible to have a debate with an entrenched misogynist.....

Even harder to have one with an entrenched misandrist...

...

Some of us are born misandrist, some of us achieve misandry and some of us, after trying to reason with you, have misandry thrust upon us.

Its starting to feel like the rational choice.

Indeed.
5) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1603285)
Posted 5 days ago by Profile Hev
I am afraid it is you that is naive because you are unwilling to listen to the very people that are trying to tell you there is a problem. Ask any of those women you speak about what it is like to be a woman in science and I'd be very surprised if any of them would say that had it just as hard as their male colleagues. However, even if they did tell you that (which a lot of women did when they complained about the shirt) you don't want to hear it.

There is only ONE person beating the drum here and that is you. A couple of others have come in with snide comments on the side but nothing that contributes anything to the debate.

If you valued the opinion of women in science you actually listen to us when we tell you there is problem.

Like any good scientist I would not make a statement without doing my research, and of the THREE women scientists I know personally, NONE of them feels they have been in anyway belittled, degraded or discriminated against by their male colleagues (or the shirt), nor have they noticed any "discrimination" against other female scientists in their laboratories. These opinions were delivered verbally, thus were not limited to 145 characters.

I also note your second attempt to compare the "plight" of women scientists to that of Black People. To me, this just indicates you have run out of ideas and are grasping at straws to make a point. It is a totally invalid comparison, reeks of paranoia, and does nothing for your credibility.

T.A.


It is impossible to have a debate with an entrenched misogynist. My two cents as an elderly female who has dealt with this crap from a very early age.
6) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1595740)
Posted 24 days ago by Profile Hev
Name change


I can't believe this custom is still taking place.

I fought with the UK passport office in 1968 to keep my own name. They refused, I insisted so they looked in their big book of rules and found an exception for me under Scottish law (being born in Scotland might have helped). I then had a handwritten note in my passport to say I was the wife of so and so and that has a big stamp over it. Did he have the same written in his passport, I don't think so.

I still have my own name and it has made life much easier to claim pensions etc. less paperwork.
7) Message boards : Politics : You go Canada! (Message 1590519)
Posted 23 Oct 2014 by Profile Hev
Still, it is good to hear the sounds of Joual again spoken on TV.
Our condolences go out to the family of that service man who
lost his life on duty to-day in Ottawa.


+1
8) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict - Part 2 (Message 1586601)
Posted 14 Oct 2014 by Profile Hev
That's better, now we agree. Have to watch those sneaky links..

Feel free to throw all the insults you can at those slugs.
9) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict - Part 2 (Message 1586578)
Posted 14 Oct 2014 by Profile Hev
Shouldn't that have been Well done UK Government? Mr Coward did not vote - Too afraid of upsetting his bankers & having no income once he loses power which is much more likely.


Sorry Sirius, I misunderstood who you were referring to then, as your link had a video of the MP Graham Morris speaking and who had put forward the motion.

Which coward was it then? and Yes, well done UK government.
10) Message boards : Politics : The Israel and Palestine conflict - Part 2 (Message 1586497)
Posted 13 Oct 2014 by Profile Hev
well done Mr Coward

Even though the vote is symbolic the UK government voted yes to Palestine as a state.
11) Message boards : Politics : Should Scotland leave the UK? (Message 1574289)
Posted 19 Sep 2014 by Profile Hev
Hey Angela, I've just insulted a whole country again! Another one for the list :-)

Probably one of the main reasons why they wanted independence & can you blame them with the Engleesh constantly insulting others, jus who would have thought that this is the 21st century.


And as a Scot, I am fed up with the stupid snipes by certain people.
12) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1570549)
Posted 11 Sep 2014 by Profile Hev
I think it is a barbaric, primitive reaction that we must fight against to show we are better than those who can kill remorselessly.


A mother, defending her children, is a primitive reaction. I wouldn't call it barbaric tho. We will always have those primitive reactions, it's part of our nature. I think every mother with her heart in the right place would do the same as I.

I dont Think there are many mothers in this thread Julie
Many fathers though.


Oh, there are a few mothers here. I have children and grandchildren and I think Julie is wrong about other mothers. Perhaps that urge to kill might exist for a few seconds but I hope I would never kill anyone.

I also find the existence of PTSD from soldiers returning from war one of the most hopeful aspects of humanity.
13) Message boards : Politics : Should Scotland leave the UK? (Message 1569922)
Posted 10 Sep 2014 by Profile Hev
Here in a nutshell - well maybe a few nutshells - is why Scotland should vote "Yes"

A yes vote in Scotland would unleash the most dangerous thing of all - hope

Now we have the attention of the ruling class.
14) Message boards : Politics : Should Scotland leave the UK? (Message 1569880)
Posted 10 Sep 2014 by Profile Hev
I want to break free
15) Message boards : Politics : Lump of rock or artwork? (Message 1569812)
Posted 9 Sep 2014 by Profile Hev
I'd rather have a blue chicken on a plinth then the plethora of statues of dead warmongering white men on horseback (or not) that litter London.
16) Message boards : Politics : Against ALL women - Infanticide, Slavery, Rape, Trafficking... (Message 1569800)
Posted 9 Sep 2014 by Profile Hev
Unfortunately, sometimes Women can be their own worst enemy


Check out "Internalised Oppression", Sirius.
17) Message boards : Politics : Lump of rock or artwork? (Message 1568816)
Posted 7 Sep 2014 by Profile Hev
Philistinism
18) Message boards : Politics : So, where is the thread against Islamic violence? (Message 1568103)
Posted 6 Sep 2014 by Profile Hev
Almost as soon as the troubles in Gaza blew up, we got the " The Israel and Palestine conflict" thread, with lots of criticism of Israel's response.

The title asks the question, give us your answers, or do I have to assume the worst?


What is the worst that you assume?
19) Message boards : Politics : The racial teachings of Rudolf Steiner. Founder of Anthroposophy and Waldorf education (Message 1564206)
Posted 29 Aug 2014 by Profile Hev
Well i haven't and after reading that i know why . Another crack pot .

You don't have to be a brainiac to see it's all B/S Gooba Gaba

Another arty farty person who thought he was better than every one else .


I have very little time for so called ppl in the arts . Stuck up , pompuse , insulting nobody's .

Politeness is a form of insult and i have no time for pretentious ppl


We're not all like that, Glenn.
20) Message boards : Politics : Are humans born evil? (Message 1562947)
Posted 27 Aug 2014 by Profile Hev
This morning, I remembered Genevieve Lhermitte, a Belgian housewife who killed her five children, very sad story:( That woman must've been born evil. How could she have cold bloodedly killed her five children otherwise??


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genevieve_Lhermitte

She even sued her shrink, bad bad woman...

After being sentenced to life imprisonment, Lhermitte filed a lawsuit seeking €3m in damages against her psychiatrist, Diderik Veldekens. She said that had her psychiatrist rushed to see her while she was in her disturbed state, the crime would not have been committed. Lhermitte wanted to “secure recognition of the prejudice genuinely suffered” due to the psychiatrist’s alleged inaction.[16] During the trial, Veldekens reported meeting with Lhermitte after a first alarming letter, but couldn't meet with her on February 13, 2007 due to his full schedule.[17] In December 2011, the case was dismissed against Veldekens. The court ruled that the criminal charges against the psychiatrist were "irrelevant."[18]


It looks like the woman had serious mental health problems rather than being "evil". She should have been sent to a psychiatric facility rather than prison as she wasn't responsible for her actions.

A very sad story all round.


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