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by Jamie in Chile
Wed May 08, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: What kind of water do you drink?
Replies: 15
Views: 1125

Re: What kind of water do you drink?

1 milligram per litre of iodine is approximately the right amount - less than that might make sense if you just wanted to kill bacteria and knew there weren't any viruses. Higher than that might make sense, if, say, you were drinking from a very dubious source while traveling to a foreign country, a...
by Jamie in Chile
Tue May 07, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: What kind of water do you drink?
Replies: 15
Views: 1125

Re: What kind of water do you drink?

We get 20 litre bottles (of the type found in offices with a little tap at the bottom) delivered to the house. I also take tap water and filter it, then put iodine in it. If your water comes out the tap clear and transparent, iodine may work on its own. The iodine also has a benefit that a vegan die...
by Jamie in Chile
Wed May 01, 2019 9:38 pm
Forum: Vegan Forum
Topic: Why is it unethical to use leather derived from animals who are not killed for leather?
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Re: Why is it unethical to use leather derived from animals who are not killed for leather?

A key question here would be whether the meat industry gets money for leather, or whether it gives it away. If the meat industry gets NO money at all for the leather, then it is fair to say that using the leather doesn't cause suffering directly (except a little bit in the type of way Jebus mentione...
by Jamie in Chile
Sat Apr 27, 2019 10:09 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Democracy - Does it have a chance?
Replies: 5
Views: 854

Re: Democracy - Does it have a chance?

I am from the UK. I voted for AV. I lived in the UK at the time of the vote. I think it was a bit better. Electoral reform clearly isn't going to be on the agenda any time soon, given the margin for defeat in 2011, and the current preoccupation with Brexit and perhaps also climate change. No-one's t...
by Jamie in Chile
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: My Actual Libertarian Experience
Replies: 34
Views: 2679

Re: My Actual Libertarian Experience

PS I know libertarians hate high taxes, so I appreciate that this is a hard sell, but my point being is that it's a lesser of evils vs things being banned and vs the huge government that will be needed later to defeat climate change if we don't act now.
by Jamie in Chile
Sun Apr 21, 2019 10:34 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: My Actual Libertarian Experience
Replies: 34
Views: 2679

Re: My Actual Libertarian Experience

I think at this point I would not be willing to engage in debate with someone who denies climate change any more than I would be willing to debate with someone about whether cigarette smoke is harmful to the smoker, or whether 1 + 1 = 3 or whether it's 2. I think we have, by now, reached the point w...
by Jamie in Chile
Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Would it be possible to have a conversation regarding the toleration of pussy grabbing presidents and pedophile protecti
Replies: 8
Views: 903

Re: Would it be possible to have a conversation regarding the toleration of pussy grabbing presidents and pedophile prot

Let's have some fun and some imagine what right wing people might say 50 years from today. "Of course open borders are a good idea, nobody in our party would deny that for a second, but we just feel that we are still 20 years away from achieving this and need the mass migrations to continue at a mor...
by Jamie in Chile
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:54 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Would it be possible to have a conversation regarding the toleration of pussy grabbing presidents and pedophile protecti
Replies: 8
Views: 903

Re: Would it be possible to have a conversation regarding the toleration of pussy grabbing presidents and pedophile prot

OK, you shouldn't say that - a sexual assault on a woman is a serious matter. That being said Trump's pussy grabbing comment really was locker room talk in the sense that he probably has never literally grabbed a pussy. He has grabbed other parts, but that was an exaggeration. The left does not need...
by Jamie in Chile
Fri Apr 19, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: Other Philosophy Discussion Forum
Topic: Notre Dame- an example of altruism at its worst
Replies: 33
Views: 2924

Re: Notre Dame- an example of altruism at its worst

Didn't read the discussion, because at a glance it didn't look very productive. I do agree with the original post though. I would add that it is inconsistent to criticize someone that gives money to Notre Dame if you wouldn't criticize a rich person that doesn't give to charity at all. Suggest at fi...