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April 29, 2003 9:34 PM   Subscribe

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Have yours been abused lately?
posted by Pretty_Generic (11 comments total)

 
Does the inalienable right to expect links that I haven't seen before count? ;)
posted by MiguelCardoso at 9:57 PM on April 29, 2003


Does the inalienable right to expect links that I haven't seen before count? ;)

Damn!
posted by Ufez Jones at 10:08 PM on April 29, 2003


Some of those are pretty silly "rights." I'm glad mine have been abused.

Some of the others are reasonable. I'm glad they haven't been.
posted by obfusciatrist at 10:22 PM on April 29, 2003


No one shall be subjected to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment.

Right... what's the number for HR?

Oh, and there's some guys in a holiday camp the US is running who might be interested in #9
posted by twine42 at 1:25 AM on April 30, 2003


Some of those are pretty silly "rights." I'm glad mine have been abused.

Some strike me as aspirational related to economic circumstances, but I don't know if I'd go as far as to say any were silly. What did you have in mind?
posted by biffa at 2:44 AM on April 30, 2003


Let's all quit our jobs and demand the government support us: Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.
posted by Quinn at 5:06 AM on April 30, 2003


Quinn, many countries do operate on the basis that that is indeed a right. Not everyone gets it, but they have the right to demand it.
posted by Summer at 5:34 AM on April 30, 2003


or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control. ie, if you quit then it's your own stupid fault.
posted by twine42 at 6:34 AM on April 30, 2003


See, now if I had posted this link I would have included this page. Try some Cakchiquel:
RUQ'ALAJIRISAXIK CHI RUWÄCH RONOJEL RUWACH'ULEW RI RUCH'OJIB'AL RUK'ASLEN JUN WINÄQ
[Preamble]
Xa roma k'a ri kolotajïk, ruq'atik ri tzij, chuqa' ri tik'asäs uxlanib'äl k'u'x chi ruwäch re ruwach'ulew, uxlaynäq k'a pa ruwi' ri nimaläj ruq'ij ruk'aslen ri winäq, chuqa' xa roma k'a ri mansachel man ewäl ruch'ojib'al kik'aslen konojel ri ach'alal ri'ïl chi ruwäch re ruwach'ulew...
Sounds better that way, no?
posted by languagehat at 9:22 AM on April 30, 2003


we are amused at how socialism is embraced in the same breath that condemns slavery.

definitely sounds better in cakchiquel...
posted by dorian at 10:45 AM on April 30, 2003


My comment was meant sarcastically. I am well aware of policies and views of many countries.
posted by Quinn at 11:44 AM on April 30, 2003


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