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28-04-2010, 09:44 PM
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The whole crime and punishment system seems just wrong at this point. I think if someone can be rehabilitated, then do it, but if there is simply no hope of this person ever becoming a functioning member of society, in the least, then we should impose the death penalty within a relatively short amount of time. My reasoning is that we spend lots of money feeding and caring for this person, and that money could be better spent on people who want to return to a normal life. One of my few conservative views.

Should we legalize marijuana?

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29-04-2010, 07:34 AM
 
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Although I personally do not favor its use, I am not opposed to others using it; so long as it does not become a serious problem. (Think alcohol.)

Nationalized healthcare?
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29-04-2010, 06:59 PM
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Depending if the economy can handle it, yes. I'm not against private insurance companies, but I think there should be regulation on them, and I think we should have a free option with enough to prevent a child from dieing from something so simple as an ear infection. I believe this should be so for many markets. I don't think someone should starve to death, drink contaminated water, or have to live without power just because they don't have money. Allowing for fine restaurants to serve high class food for those who want it, but I don't think it's right to sell a poor product for outlandish prices, and a free, government-run option, would be a good buffer against that. I've always wondered if that made me a socialist. About half the sites I have visited say yes. Moving on.

Jew; a race or religion(or both)? I've had a lot of people say a lot of different things in regard to this.

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29-04-2010, 07:49 PM
 
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The concept of a race itself is rather flawed in my opinion. Yes, there are minor differences between separate populations, however the primary 'marker' of a difference in race is melanin concentrations in the dermis. Which is rather stupid in my eyes.

So...culturally yes, there is a Jewish race. In my eyes, no; there are only varying concentrations of melanin.

As a religion? Yes; that's quite simply, Judaism.

Birthdays?
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29-04-2010, 08:09 PM
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People love the idea that for one day, they are a lot more awesome than the day prior. I think expectations for having a good birthday tend to be too high, which leads to disappointment when it isn't the best day of their lives. I have no problem when someone wants to try for it, but I could never really get in the spirit.

How dangerous to society as whole do you consider fundamental Christians? As in imposing their will schools, rather than real violence.

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29-04-2010, 08:27 PM
 
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Well, aside from the fact that I view religion to be a kind of intellectual necrosis, I'd say fundamental christians pose as reasonable a threat as any other fundamentalist; in short, it entirely depends on how proactive they are in their approach. As, one can be a fundamentalist and still not interfere with anyone else; on the other hand, you can demand someone convert to your style of thought at gun point. So, gaging how dangerous a group such as that is, is quite difficult.

If we are to narrow the question down between imposing their will on schools, as opposed to open violence? Well...they're not terribly different. Obviously one is a more obvious injury; but what I am saying is that they are an injury of a different sort.

A fundamentalist who demands change through violence, wants change in the here and now.

A fundamentalist who demands change through the youth, wants change in the near future.

...really just a matter of being a 'soft' fundamentalist, versus a 'hard' fundamentalist.

Mind you, I object to both obviously. (Refer to first sentence.)

What do you think of video games?
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29-04-2010, 08:52 PM
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Well, I love them I won't lie. Of course, I think moderation is important, as a virtual world is far less great than the real one. Some people assert that games with a lot of gore are harmful to a child's mind, and I agree, a five year old should not play Grand Theft Auto. However, there is a whole other side to video games that is often over-looked. Our world is now based around the computer, and if you like playing video games, you might like modifying their script. Once you are able to adjust scripts with ease, and know where to place newly created files in your game directory, you are computer savvy for the most part, which is a valuable skill. Also, MMORPGs and other multilayer games can lead to valued team skills, another plus. There are all sorts of different types of video games. There are puzzles which promote critical thinking skills, ones where you have to build an empires, which sharpened time and material management. Negatives only become prominent after over-use.

What do you think about hypochondriacs?

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29-04-2010, 09:03 PM
 
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Am I reading that right? Oh, no! I'm starting to sweat! My heart is beating fast now! Is that a heart murmur I feel?! AHHHHHHHH!!!!!

Um...ya.

Bidget?
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29-04-2010, 10:17 PM
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Alright, now you are just messing with me. Unless you're having hygienic issues? I'm onto you!

Animal cruelty?

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29-04-2010, 10:35 PM
 
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No, it is a serious question; I don't really see anything wrong with the bidget, and it appears to be considerably more environmentally friendly, especially when compared to toilet paper.

What is there to say about animal cruelty?

What could I possibly say?
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