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Ireland plans to dramatically cut welfare benefits for Ukrainian refugees (theleaven.org)

Plans to dramatically cut welfare benefits for refugees from Ukraine who flee to Ireland to avoid Russia's war are causing anxiety, according to a priest who works with the new arrivals. Officials in Dublin say that they want to "slow" the number of people arriving from Ukraine.

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I'm out of the loop. Why is this happening?

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Russian military expressed fears over the actions of Ukrainian partisans operating in occupied territories. The Ukrainian resistance movement is gaining momentum, leaving Russian military forces on edge.

According to Russian soldiers, Ukrainians have been engaging in various acts of resistance, including delivering poisoned food, planting explosives under collaborators’ vehicles, and providing intelligence to Ukrainian reconnaissance units about the presence and locations of occupying forces.

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Very likely these conditions are mostly existing audits of resources and rules for pressuring Ukraine to remove corrupt persons from the supply chain. It is a way to save face while giving what needs to be given to keep Ukraine out of Russia's hands.

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This conflict doesn't exist in isolation. This is part of a larger geo-political struggle with the decline of US influence in the region being taken-up by Iran. Much of this could have been avoided if the US never invaded Iraq. If only I had a time machine...

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Hamas doesn't have the capacity without Iran. Iran has occupied a power vacuum created by the US from the US policy in that region.

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I'd love to see dogs become more useful. This is our chance. Plus the savanna is boring now. We need something to liven it up.

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Can you login to a kbin.social profile using a Lemmy app?

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I could see someone like the UK send in military ships for "civilian de-mining operations" that leads to also being used to escort civilian ships. Seems like a great way to up the level of support without going to war.

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The article makes it sound like Ukraine is using small ships that hug the coast to get grain to Romania where it can be more freely shipped to markets. Is this correct?

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Blokada on Android is the best. Get it from the website, though, not Google Play. Even though it is there, the website version is better.

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Parking lots are a waste of space and force us to build things further apart, making life more difficult for those who don't want to use cars. They should have to pay.

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Most hospitals are setup as non-profit entities and use medical debt write-offs to exhibit their charity. In all truth, they intentionally drive their own expenses sky high to increase revenue to astronomical levels so to give executives running these organizations excessively high compensation. These write-offs are just part of the gig.

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That's what they called John Brown.

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Are you able to offer a contrast against two people who oppose the commodification of human life?

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I agree. That's why our society should take a much, much harder stance against rapists. The folks commodifying human life are the people who have turned abortion into an industry. But beyond that, a person who willfully engages in acts that are capable of producing new human life but with the plan to murder that life (painfully, if necessary) for the sake of lifestyle or convenience, are objectively immoral. These are the vast majority of abortions. No medical necessity. No rape. Lifestyle decisions after consenting to sex and either not using contraceptives or having a contraceptive failure. And these folks are the bread and butter for the abortion industry. Almost none of these clinics would be financially viable without this market segment.

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Just do an overlay of the number of planned parenthood clinics and the abortion rate over time. They mirror very closely. Why? Because they are the opening pipeline to the abortion industry. But we also know they have a secondary market for dead babies [link].

The rest of your commend is just throwing mud to detract from the issue. The issue is lifestyle abortions. Instead of dealing with the fact that these are the vast majority of abortions and there is no moral reasons these abortions should exist, you try to detract to arguments about contraceptives that are not going anywhere because nobody is taking away anyone's access to condoms, the pill, or other popular non-abortive contraceptives. Did you want to deal with the fact that most of these abortions are without a question immoral lifestyle abortions?

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What we have is a situation with multiple, competing rights. The right to the right to a certain choice related to autonomy on one side and the right to life on the other. In a civilized society, when two rights come into conflict, we have DUE PROCESS to decide the issue. There is no due process. Nobody represents the right of the murdered children. There is no judge, jury, or tribunal. There is no effort to balance the rights of one against the rights of the other. The rights of one entirely trump the life of another. That's immoral, most especially when involving cases of lifestyle abortions.

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That's about as bright as saying "Don't like slavery? Don't own slaves." There's another life whose value has been commodified and who is not represented in an essential question about their life.

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Your logic is so profound that no man could stop a woman from burning down an abortion clinic. After all, if you stop her or arrest her, you are infringing on her freedom of movement and self-agency.

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All I want is for them to not be murderers and the industry that exists to support murder to be demolished. If they want to work, raise a family, remain single, go wondering around the mountains, or something else...whatever works for them.

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I am on about 15 years on this current mattress. Seems to be doing just fine.

What foods would be best to give to someone living on the streets in a very hot/humid country?

I often go to some cities in Asia and sometimes will see someone who lives on the street. Many times they are sleeping during the day since it’s so hot and sometimes they look malnourished too. What would be the best foods I could provide them (assuming some restaurants or convenience stores are nearby) which would not spoil?

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I carry gift cards to Subway for the homeless. Subway restaurants are almost everywhere, don't cost a lot, can be reasonably healthy, and most people like the food well enough.

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If there's a cliff nearby, maybe he could get it running for the cliff.

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Michael Kofman has been consistently wrong since the start of the war. I wish everyone would stop listening to him and write him off as a hack. Anders Puck does a good job outlining Kofman's arguments about Bakhmut and then shows why those arguments are not entirely reasonable with the biggest reason being the brave defense of Bakhmut lead to Wagner exiting the war, taking out the most effective Russian force in Ukraine, and illustrating a certain fragility to the Russian reliance on military contractors.

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I think kbin is less leftist then Lemmy and you get the same content. I moderate https://kbin.social/m/Catholic and although it is relatively quiet, we do not get a lot of harassment from the left.

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If you want Budgie, give Solus a try. It is an easy to maintain system, is rolling, stable, and independent.

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Half the year, yes. Ukraine uses Daylight Savings. Russia does not.

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Will this go on Fdroid too?

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A lot of farmable land is used to grow animal feed, especially cattle feed.

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Today was the day Reddit killed RIF for me. I was surprised it lasted as long as it did. But now I am really happy that @hariette is developing this app! I am really looking forward to testing it out!

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I'm confused about why RIF still works on Reddit. I thought Reddit killed 3rd party apps.

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For everyone saying the wiki, you don't have to be an Arch user to love the wiki. I'm on Solus but use the Arch wiki frequently.

What are some examples of modest dictators in history?

Stereotypical authoritarian leaders in history tend to do opulent, egocentric things like building statues of themselves everywhere or writing songs about how cool they are and making kids in school sing them. What are some examples of modest dictators whose regimes skipped that type of pomp and circumstance?

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Lee Kuan Yew of Singapore is probably the dictionary definition of benevolent dictator.

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In most states you'd have to send the person certified mail and provide a 30 day notice. But if you brought them back into the house by yourself re-entering, then the clock starts over. You cannot forcibly evict anyone but you can ask a judge to execute an order to vacate that that would normally give you access to the sheriff who would enforce the order. Do note that it is still considered an abuse of force for a sheriff to execute someone who is not willing to vacate a rental property but that person may be arrested if non-cooperative.

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You'd have to prove some sort of neglect that is without a reasonable doubt responsible for the death of the person.

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This may have more to do with the fact that Google search quality bombed when Reddit self-imposed this crisis.

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With his day on SpaceX, does anyone consider him a national security risk?

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It never went away. A new ISO is out too! Give it a try.

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