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    [–] Looking for weeknight sports/activities Mattadd 1 points ago in halifax

    Canada Games Centre has drop in water polo every Wednesday at 8.

    [–] Halifax Harbour Bridges switching up Macpass toll system Mattadd 1 points ago in halifax

    Oh sure, I mean it's expensive if you're using it during rush hour and every day. I only used it maybe once or twice a year driving up to Ottawa or Montreal, in which case it was perfectly acceptable.

    [–] Halifax Harbour Bridges switching up Macpass toll system Mattadd 1 points ago in halifax

    I guess. I thought it was a reasonable price for the service though. The roads were impeccably maintained and there was never any congestion. Well worth it to bypass Toronto.

    [–] Halifax Harbour Bridges switching up Macpass toll system Mattadd 1 points ago in halifax

    I remember it being fairly cheap.. I used to take it all the time and it was only like $20 for the entire highway.

    [–] Halifax Harbour Bridges switching up Macpass toll system Mattadd 4 points ago in halifax

    The 407 uses cashless. They mail the bills to out province plates but there's no enforcement mechanism for out of province, so it's purely voluntary if someone pays it. Out of country they don't even bother mailing, it's just free for out of country plates.

    [–] New to Halifax, looking for squash buddy. Mattadd 2 points ago in halifax

    I've been looking for a squash partner since I moved to Halifax a couple years ago. I'm 34, used to play squash pretty regularly before I moved here, started playing when I was in my 20s, also self-taught. I'm not far from the Zatzman sportsplex so that would be perfect for me.

    [–] How many ways are there to leave Nova Scotia by car? Mattadd 1 points ago in halifax

    On the site it appears that you can't actually start your voyage from Halifax, so this doesn't count.

    [–] Lease completion - 12pm or 11:59pm? Mattadd 1 points ago in halifax

    Yea my last property company gave me a letter saying to be out by noon. I completely ignored that and left when I was damn well ready at about 7pm.

    [–] Getitng on a bus? Please have your fare/pass ready Mattadd 3 points ago in halifax

    Also, please stop buying lottery tickets and lottery related items at gas stations

    FTFY

    So fucking tired of waiting for old people to buy or redeem 20 lottery tickets while I just want to buy bus tickets at Shoppers.

    [–] Germany introducing mandatory measles vaccination for kids Mattadd 1 points ago in worldnews

    It comes from my morality. It's morally wrong to do something to someone's body without their consent.

    [–] Germany introducing mandatory measles vaccination for kids Mattadd 1 points ago in worldnews

    No, because your example of firing a gun in a random direction does not sacrifice the bodily autonomy of the person. It's not forcing you to put anything in your body. That's why the more fitting example is forcing someone to ingest something against their will.

    [–] Germany introducing mandatory measles vaccination for kids Mattadd 1 points ago in worldnews

    We do, and there's nothing wrong with making laws that restrict your ability to choose to protect others. It's only wrong when those laws sacrifice your bodily autonomy.

    [–] Germany introducing mandatory measles vaccination for kids Mattadd -2 points ago in worldnews

    Ok and that's fine, but it's not what we're talking about. The whole thread is about making it illegal to refuse to be vaccinated. The equivalent example in your scenario would be to make it illegal to refuse to consume a drink.

    [–] Germany introducing mandatory measles vaccination for kids Mattadd -2 points ago in worldnews

    Both of those things are done with consent. Parents consent to having their children checked for live at school and passengers consent to being checked at an airport. Neither of those things are forced upon an individual by law. The law should not ever force a person to have their body violated except in the most extreme circumstances (the necessary enforcement of criminal law, preventing a person from committing imminent harm to others).

    [–] Germany introducing mandatory measles vaccination for kids Mattadd 2 points ago in worldnews

    And if you still refuse? What then? You have police break into someone's home and force them to a hospital? Strap them to a bed?

    [–] Germany introducing mandatory measles vaccination for kids Mattadd -2 points ago in worldnews

    Enforcing speed limits does not require anyone to sacrifice their bodily autonomy by allowing someone to inject you without consent. Don't pretend like the two are equivalent.

    [–] Germany introducing mandatory measles vaccination for kids Mattadd 1 points ago in worldnews

    Sure, but we shouldn't limit the rights of individuals not to be forcibly injected because others might also choose to not be injected. The fact that others may make a similar choice has no bearing on the calculation of an individual.

    [–] Germany introducing mandatory measles vaccination for kids Mattadd -1 points ago in worldnews

    Refusing to vaccinate does not automatically equal killing someone else's child. It merely increases the risk, it does not in any way guarantee anyone will die. There are better ways to mitigate that risk. For example you can ban them from individual schools rather than all schools. In that way there will be schools available for those who choose not to be vaccinated, and those who cannot be vaccinated because of immuno-deficiencies can get a medical exemption to attend the vaccinated schools and benefit from the herd immunity there.

    [–] Germany introducing mandatory measles vaccination for kids Mattadd -3 points ago in worldnews

    None of those things are violating the bodily integrity of another person. There's nothing wrong with enforcing the kind of laws you describe because they are fundamentally different from enforcing a law that says you must allow a person to inject something into your body.

    [–] Germany introducing mandatory measles vaccination for kids Mattadd 1 points ago in worldnews

    Enforcing traffic directives like stop signs are not equivalent to violating the bodily integrity of another person by injecting them with a vaccine against their will. If all it took to prevent outbreaks was making someone stop at a stop sign then I'd be completely in favour of making that mandatory.

    [–] Germany introducing mandatory measles vaccination for kids Mattadd -1 points ago in worldnews

    That chance is also below 50%. It is by no means certain that another child with immuno-deficiencies will die because a particular child does not get vaccinated.

    [–] Germany introducing mandatory measles vaccination for kids Mattadd 1 points ago in worldnews

    While I understand that point, it still doesn't rise to the level of certain and imminent. It still fails on both of those counts. While it does jeopardize herd immunity and lead to higher risk of an outbreak, an outbreak is not certain if someone refuses to be vaccinated. Not only that, but such an outbreak would be many years down the road. So while I understand the herd immunity argument, for me it still fails to rise to the level where we should override a person's right to bodily autonomy.