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  1. Thread: $#@! vs $#@!

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    So it's the law, not the illegal possession of...

    So it's the law, not the illegal possession of drugs that has 'ruined generations of black families'?

    It's easy to look at statistics and claim they lead to certain conclusions.

    Are the laws...
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    Poll: I still use arrow keys, thanks to the days of...

    I still use arrow keys, thanks to the days of Doom. I've tried WASD but it doesn't feel comfortable.
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    Yes, it is. History, and the status of countries...

    Yes, it is. History, and the status of countries in the world today, prove this over and over. You seem to have a specific idea of what capitalism is (as seen in your assertion that European...
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    I do see your point, but, as an outsider I would...

    I do see your point, but, as an outsider I would not say 'America is screwed'.

    You have a big problem with crony capitalism (corporatism) - something we also have a problem with in UK, although...
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    So what are you suggesting? Also, to add:...

    So what are you suggesting?

    Also, to add: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-27459178
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    How does a video on wealth distribution show that...

    How does a video on wealth distribution show that the benefits of increased business profits do not exist?

    On the topic of wealth distribution however, North Korean citizens have a fairly similar...
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    By their nature, the benefits I listed would not...

    By their nature, the benefits I listed would not be clearly visible, unlike a company's employment rate and remuneration packages. Because of this, it can't really be stated that 'it's not...
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    I think it's important to look beyond the...

    I think it's important to look beyond the immediate consequences. The money saved by the business could:

    - Sit in a bank account, allowing a bank to lend more money to new businesses.
    - Fund the...
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    A business owner is still a civilian, Sufi.

    A business owner is still a civilian, Sufi.
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    Don't be so willing to drop your individual...

    Don't be so willing to drop your individual rights, Sufi - they have their beginnings in the Magna Carta from nearly 1000 years ago - of which a copy sits beside the Declaration of Independence and...
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    The US Supreme Court disagrees with you, so the...

    The US Supreme Court disagrees with you, so the law is quite clear - your inherited liberty remains intact. ;-)
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    To discriminate, I'd say it would depend on the...

    To discriminate, I'd say it would depend on the context. You could say, for example, a Catholic church discriminates against non-Catholics by only allowing Catholics to marry in their churches. To...
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    Yes - that is freedom of thought.

    Yes - that is freedom of thought.
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    This particular issue isn't that grey, no - they...

    This particular issue isn't that grey, no - they should have the right to say no.



    Forcing someone to pay for contraception, contrary to their beliefs, is affecting them. You're using a line of...
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    No, not for any reason - many issues are grey,...

    No, not for any reason - many issues are grey, not black and white. You may ask me where I would draw the line, but my honest answer would be I don't know.



    The point of the environment analogy...
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    I think it is reasonable for a private company to...

    I think it is reasonable for a private company to refuse to pay for contraception. If the company was taxpayer funded then it would be a different story.

    Many (all?) businesses operate under...
  19. Poll: I have been reading this thread, wondering when...

    I have been reading this thread, wondering when race would be brought into it. Why does it have to be about race because someone doesn't like Obama as a president? Are you against Bush because he's...
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    I think you might be confusing secularism with...

    I think you might be confusing secularism with authoritarianism. Further, a religious society can still be a secular society.

    Being secular means a state not supporting or acting against any...
  21. Yea I'll probably upgrade to the 880, ready for...

    Yea I'll probably upgrade to the 880, ready for The Witcher 3, DA:I, and Star Citizen. I've been holding out for a while - I'm still on a 5850.
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    Today's politicians, especially those in the US...

    Today's politicians, especially those in the US and UK. More specifically, their inability to answer direct questions; lack of conviction; desire to be 'politically correct'; knee-jerk reactions - I...
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    Happy Memorial Day. It's important not to forget...

    Happy Memorial Day. It's important not to forget such sacrifices.

    My great grandfather fought alongside Americans in World War 2 on the Italian front.
  24. Poll: On the topic of the erosion of freedoms, this is...

    On the topic of the erosion of freedoms, this is worth a watch.


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pW2tJe9Loyw
  25. Carl Sagan, without a doubt. Good choice.

    Carl Sagan, without a doubt.



    Good choice.
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