trivial use of my dark powers: If he'd managedStupid fat thumbs
Trivia Jockey: whistleridge: In summary: the UN is at best a sovereign person, and is in no way a sovereign state. Sorry, but you fail.I think he was being facetious.
sweetmelissa31: Holy f*cking sh*t do these people ever stop thinking of ways to get into other people's vaginas?
Talondel: Philip Francis Queeg: It appears that YOU care about the positive affect it might have for disabled American citizens who travel abroad.That assumes that other governments would base their decision to adopt or reject the treaty on what we here in the US do with it, which is not only unfounded but contradicted by the article:The treaty, already signed by 155 nations and ratified by 126 countries, including Britain, France, Germany, China and Russia, states that nations should strive to assure that the disabled enjoy the same rights and fundamental freedoms as their fellow citizens.qorkfiend: You don't get what the UN is all about, do you?I get that it doesn't matter if the US joins the treaty or not, unlike the vast majority of people posting in this thread. Countries that want to join and be bound by the treaty (including the 126 that already have) are still free to do so. This vote doesn't have any impact on them.Joining the treaty would not have affected current law in the US one bit (and that is according to those who supported it). The only way it may have benefited Americans is if the US joining the treaty encouraged other countries to join, but as I already pointed out, that argument is specious at best. But hey, count on Fark to make a big deal out of something that won't actually do a damn thing to actually help the disabled.
flux: The Troof hurts: It's a feelgood measure. Big deal. Wake me up when they get rid of the ADA.Yes it is. So why block it?
qorkfiend: You don't get what the UN is all about, do you?
Shrugging Atlas: What the fark is WRONG with these people. You vote against THIS??
InmanRoshi: Can someone explain to me how this treaty would interfere with home schooling?Usually I can point and laugh at the twisted logic in Derp, but in this case I can't even identify the supposed logic that's twisted.
InmanRoshi: Can someone explain to me how this treaty would interfere with home schooling?
CapeFearCadaver: What the holy hell? I'm close to tears with disappointment in our country. What the fark are these people trying to do to? I just cannot understand how it is possible that there are people who think this way, much less enough people who think this way who are in charge of farking policy. Goddammit.
Grand_Moff_Joseph: Diogenes: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Diogenes: I want to find out if Cuba voted for it at the UN.It will make some nice fodder in my strongly-worded letter to Senator Rubio.Cuba voted for the treaty and ratified it.SourceLetter's on its way.Also note that the treaty has been ratified by China, Iran, Russia, and Myanmar.So basically, just about every major human rights violator has signed on, but not America.
kmmontandon: sweetmelissa31:Holy f*cking sh*t do these people ever stop thinking of ways to get into other people's vaginas?I don't.
Grand_Moff_Joseph: and that language in the treaty guaranteeing the disabled equal rights to reproductive health care could lead to abortions.
Corvus: WHY ARE INTERNATIONAL TRADE AGREEMENTS NEVER A THREAT TO US SOVEREIGNTY TO REPUBLICANS? IT'S ONLY WHEN WE TRY TO HELP PEOPLE?
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