"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it" - Evelyn Beatrice Hall, in the book 'The Friends of Voltaire'
Words fail me.
I would favour courts over mob rule. Remember, mob law brought us such things as lynch mobs and witch trials. Often with mob law, what the mob says, goes regardless of evidence. However, I do believe that the public should have some input on court proceedings. For example, that Texas scum child who ran over four people but got away with it because of 'affluenza', public outrage and opinion, in my view, should lead to his sentence being changed. That said, it should only really have an impact on cases where there is no doubt that an individual committed a crime, as in this case, as it would help prevent the rich slithering out of prison sentences. In cases where valid evidence is provided on both sides, the public can have a view point but the facts will decide the outcome.
This topic is difficult to discuss. As we live in a more liberal age than our forefathers who created these laws, capital punishment is generally frowned upon. I, however, am in favour of it in cases where it is not likely but provable that someone committed a serious crime (rape, murder, terrorism). That said, I'm also a guy who believes that prisons are for punishment, not rehabilitation and that we should remove animal testing in favour of prisoner testing in return for a slight sentence reduction. Read into that what you will.
Abrams to other NATO MBTs- "A little help over here guys!"
Other NATO MBTs- "Not this Freedom sh*t again."
It's from 'The Iron Giant'
Merry Yuletide to everyone!
"I CAN TANK!" - Handicapped Sherman
I really don't know that much about them. Can't be that bad if their activities aren't that well publicised. Heck, they aren't even common knowledge in my little part of the UK.
Hardy-Weinberg. HARDY-WEINBERG. HAAAAAAARRRDYYYY-WEIIIINBEEEERGG!
I'm sorry but I don't think I can put any input on this. As a European, I don't speak freedom(simplified).
I'm all for allowing Iran to build nuclear based technology, not nuclear weapons though. There's enough nuclear weapons in the world but if they truly just want nuclear power and other civil applications for that type of technology then let them go ahead. It'll probably help boost the quality of life over there. Besides that, I'm generally pro-nuclear power anyway.
Loving the facial hair.
Stannis the Mannis
I'm glad I'm not the only one here. I mean, create a botany page for bushes.
I'm sorry, I can't hear you over the sound of my country creating yours.
Tank lovers group, not bush lovers group. I thought we'd been over this already.
If DLCs are done correctly, like in the Elder Scrolls Series (best example being the Shivering Isles), then I'm all for it as its extra content. However, when you pay to unlock content that's already in the base game, such as Sparta, Athens and Epirus in Rome 2, then its a pretty nasty method of conducting business. Still, some implementation of DLC into the main game (as was done with the Fallout New Vegas DLCs) can work, but again its about doing it correctly.
such new year
Lets name her the Free Debate Community!
We're on the same page there HinduMan.
And another group is born. I am proud to say that I am a founding member of it. You (points at other members of this group) should be too. Join today!
I think censorship is good to an extent. For example, censorship of child porn or blurring out certain images on the news in case children are watching. However, censorship of unpopular opinions is silly and wrong in an area that has freedom of speech even if those opinions are hate filled or incorrect. I think Evelyn Beatrice Hall says it best 'I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it'. That's probably my favourite quote ever and sums up my attitude to free speech.
You know you feel the same.
And I like you.
Fair enough. Also Quebec. Or at least, Quebec's stereotype.
Communism is beautiful in theory. However its execution has been and is less than desirable. In a perfect world, Communism would be far better in terms of ease of application. However, due to the nature of humans and society, too many people would exploit the system or form harsh dictatorships in which some people are more equal than others. Because of this, I'm a supporter of Capitalism. I would say, however, that certain elements of Communism/Socialism, such as universal healthcare, are most definitely positive and can and should be implemented in Capitalist nations.
I thought that was already obvious, seeing as Canada is on top (cue Canada versus USA rap battle).
Pretty much word for word what my history class decided on today.