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The Controversial Thread

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I think there's a real danger our society is developing too quickly in the pursuit of corporate profit. The elderly for example are being increasingly left behind when it comes to modern methods of communication.

 

There's also a danger with the Internet not only becoming lawless, but unfettered. Take the whole thing with the Premier League footballer; is there any public benefit to his identity being revealed over Twitter? There are many useful applications to the Internet, Tip.it being just one of course, but I couldn't care less about more policing of that sort of thing.

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Attention spans have crashed hard in the past few decades due to the speed of information access now.


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Is the use of technology changing our society for the worse?

 

Plenty of problems have arisen because of the internet, but I believe it's mostly beneficial. After all, Google does help me and the rest of the world out with our everyday lives. Being well-informed might be rare, but it is no longer hard. Could you imagine what Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin, and Martin Luther King Jr. would be capable of if they had access to the internet?

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First off gotta give props to not trolling for making this thread :thumbsup:

anyways.....

 

Abortion is morally wrong.

 

Plain and simple, no.

 

George Bush and Tony Blair ought to be trialled for war crimes.

 

I'm a bit iffy on this one, while I would be okay with the being tried I'm no strongly advocating it.

 

Meat eating ought to be banned.

 

No, we're OMNIVORES not herbivores.

 

Anonymity on the internet should cease to exist.

 

Also a no, anonymity should still exist. However people also need to be educated on the dangers on online interactions with people.

 

Animal testing should be banned.

 

This is also iffy for me, so here's what I'll say: yes it should be banned all most animals but not all ,i.e rats, mice, guinea pigs

 

Not all people should have the same rights.

 

Now that depends on what you're asking. If you mean people segregated racial or other such stupid things no. But if you mean criminally insane people and others of the like should be given different rights then yes.

 

Killing in self defense is still manslaughter.

 

Would depend on the situation, but in almost all cases no.

 

Assisted suicide shouldn't be discouraged.

 

It should be carefully discussed but discouraged, no.

 

Not saving someone's life should be a criminal offense.

 

That would also depend on the situation, if its you couldn't stop a guy jumping off a bridge then no. But if it's like the time when that homeless man (Hugo Alfredo Tale-Yax) in NY stopped a mugging of an old lady was stabbed and lay dying i think for about 1 hour on the sidewalk and people walked by with no second thought, then yes all those people should be tried with some criminal offense.

 

Healthcare should be charged based on lifestyles

 

No, as that would be discrimination.

 

The use of torture can be justified.

 

It would only be justified in the: nuke is about to go off in 10mins in NY and the only way to find it is using torture then yes, it would be justified.


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I once met a man named Jesus at a Home Depot. Is this the Messiah returned at last?

 

And i once beat someone named Jesus in a chess game. Does that mean I'm smarter than the messiah?

BOW TO THE NEW MESSIAH

 

 

Maybe a president who didn't believe our soldiers were going to heaven, might be a little less willing to get them killed. ~ Bill Maher

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Healthcare should be charged based on lifestyles

 

No, as that would be discrimination.

 

The use of torture can be justified.

 

It would only be justified in the: nuke is about to go off in 10mins in NY and the only way to find it is using torture then yes, it would be justified.

 

1. How is it discrimination? It means that people who decide to do unhealthy things should not bring the weight of the cost down on others.

2. How do we know torture would find it? How do we know the guy we have has any useful info? How do we know the nuke can be stopped?


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Healthcare should be charged based on lifestyles

 

No, as that would be discrimination.

 

The use of torture can be justified.

 

It would only be justified in the: nuke is about to go off in 10mins in NY and the only way to find it is using torture then yes, it would be justified.

 

1. How is it discrimination? It means that people who decide to do unhealthy things should not bring the weight of the cost down on others.

2. How do we know torture would find it? How do we know the guy we have has any useful info? How do we know the nuke can be stopped?

 

1. I didn't mean choosing to smoke or choosing to eat unhealthy foods. I meant people with eating disorders, or those who simply cannot afford or are unable to purchase healthy foods. I probably should have made that more clear.

2. To all three of those questions the answer would be that you can't know, but with that many lives at stake and you think that this is your best shot, then I would be okay with it.


Dheginsea.png

 

I once met a man named Jesus at a Home Depot. Is this the Messiah returned at last?

 

And i once beat someone named Jesus in a chess game. Does that mean I'm smarter than the messiah?

BOW TO THE NEW MESSIAH

 

 

Maybe a president who didn't believe our soldiers were going to heaven, might be a little less willing to get them killed. ~ Bill Maher

Barrows drops: 2 Karil's Coifs (on double drop day)

92,150th person to 99 defense

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Ah. Finally someone who can clearly and uninsultingly explain themselves. :razz:


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Ah. Finally someone who can clearly and uninsultingly explain themselves. :razz:

yes I try to do that, although I could get very mean if you want :twisted:


Dheginsea.png

 

I once met a man named Jesus at a Home Depot. Is this the Messiah returned at last?

 

And i once beat someone named Jesus in a chess game. Does that mean I'm smarter than the messiah?

BOW TO THE NEW MESSIAH

 

 

Maybe a president who didn't believe our soldiers were going to heaven, might be a little less willing to get them killed. ~ Bill Maher

Barrows drops: 2 Karil's Coifs (on double drop day)

92,150th person to 99 defense

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Ah. Finally someone who can clearly and uninsultingly explain themselves. :razz:

 

Yeah right, they are probably doing it for + credibility points. <_<

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2. To all three of those questions the answer would be that you can't know, but with that many lives at stake and you think that this is your best shot, then I would be okay with it.

I commend you on your practical view.


"The chief duty of the government is to keep the peace and stand out of the sunshine of the people." - James A. Garfield

"If you have always believed that everyone should play by the same rules and be judged by the same standards, that would have gotten you labeled a radical 60 years ago, a liberal 30 years ago and a racist today." -Thomas Sowell

"Profits are evidence of the creation of social value, not deductions from the sum of the common good." - Kevin D. Williamson

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I commend you on your practical view.

 

Why, thank you.


Dheginsea.png

 

I once met a man named Jesus at a Home Depot. Is this the Messiah returned at last?

 

And i once beat someone named Jesus in a chess game. Does that mean I'm smarter than the messiah?

BOW TO THE NEW MESSIAH

 

 

Maybe a president who didn't believe our soldiers were going to heaven, might be a little less willing to get them killed. ~ Bill Maher

Barrows drops: 2 Karil's Coifs (on double drop day)

92,150th person to 99 defense

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