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Old 08-20-2012, 05:32 AM
 
Location: State Fire and Ice
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Human rights are inalienable right of every human being, regardless of his nationality, place of residence, sex, ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other signs. All people equally have human rights, excluding any kind of discrimination. These rights are interrelated, interdependent and indivisible.
Universal human rights are often fixed and guaranteed by the law in the form of treaties, customary international law, General principles of law and other sources of international law. International human rights law imposes obligations on States to implement activities with a view to the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
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Old 08-20-2012, 12:42 PM
 
Location: BC Canada
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^ don't forget sexual orientation in your list.

When it comes to human rights all the Scandinavian countries are the first to come to mind.
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Old 08-20-2012, 11:19 PM
 
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from what i've read, scandanavia.
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:05 PM
 
Location: Turku, Finland
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Default I live in Finland, land of human rights

Yet I can't defend my children in their own home by using deadly force against a home intruder.
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:19 PM
 
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Human rights are inalienable right of every human being, regardless of his nationality, place of residence, sex, ethnic origin, colour, religion, language, or any other signs. All people equally have human rights, excluding any kind of discrimination. These rights are interrelated, interdependent and indivisible.
Universal human rights are often fixed and guaranteed by the law in the form of treaties, customary international law, General principles of law and other sources of international law. International human rights law imposes obligations on States to implement activities with a view to the promotion and protection of human rights and fundamental freedoms.
There is no such thing.

For example, Canadians (and pretty much all developed countries) believe universal healthcare is a human right, then can we conclude the US is infringing on its citizens' right?

This is why the US always likes to point fingers at others accusing this and that countries don't have "human rights", assuming whatever the US believes in should be universal.
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:25 PM
 
Location: Turku, Finland
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As a rule, when I hear the term "human rights" I start cutting coupons because somebody's taking another percent off my paycheque.
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:33 PM
 
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As a rule, when I hear the term "human rights" I start cutting coupons because somebody's taking another percent off my paycheque.
yes, human rights and "entitlements" should not be the same.

For example, if a poor couple can't afford to raise their 5 kids they somehow decided to give birth to, is it the human rights of these kids to take the money from regular folks' paycheck? It is blurry.

someone mentioned sexual orientation. of course a person has the right to love men or women. but is it the right of a landlord to refuse to rent his house to a person based on his sexual orientation? It was discussed in a Toronto newspaper a couple of weeks ago.
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:45 PM
 
Location: Turku, Finland
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yes, human rights and "entitlements" should not be the same.

For example, if a poor couple can't afford to raise their 5 kids they somehow decided to give birth to, is it the human rights of these kids to take the money from regular folks' paycheck? It is blurry.
It's not blurry to me. It was the parents who violated their children's human rights by procreating without means of support. If a war criminal violates the human rights of a people, that person is imprisoned. What happens to child abusers who negligently birth human beings into misery? They get free money when they should be sterilized.

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someone mentioned sexual orientation. of course a person has the right to love men or women. but is it the right of a landlord to refuse to rent his house to a person based on his sexual orientation? It was discussed in a Toronto newspaper a couple of weeks ago.
Is it the exclusive right of a certain subset of prospective tenants to override the right of refusal of the property owner simply because they choose an alternative lifestyle?
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Old 08-22-2012, 04:33 PM
 
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Old 08-25-2012, 05:21 AM
 
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The UK. The immigrants can come in and rape people and burn our flag and still not get deported. They can also come in and use our benefits and not work.
When I came to the UK and embarked upon a campaign of flag-burning, I was soon deported. But I used my resettlement grant to start up a people trafficking business, and have now trafficked over 130 people, incldudimg 17 avowed flag-burners, to British shores. No rapists though, because we oppose violence and especially sexual violence.
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