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Don't listen to idiots signing e-petitions.

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    I was compelled to go to the Queen's e-petition website. Oddly, the one I wanted to sign (Don't listen to idiots signing e-petitions) I could not sign because my email address had already been used.

    What?!

    Someone has used my email to sign that very petition already? How is that possible?

    The site is well worth a laugh though.
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    Have you tried again? I know they've been having tech problems. Maybe try a different email address. You can't stop the signal!
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    It's such a stupid website. The only thing worse that having a bunch of elitist morons running politics is having them debate over ideas spread by facebook morons.
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    (Original post by joeblurton)
    Have you tried again? I know they've been having tech problems. Maybe try a different email address. You can't stop the signal!
    I can't be bothered to create a new email account.
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    (Original post by Martyn*)
    Someone has used my email to sign that very petition already? How is that possible?
    Conspiracy brah - your email has been hacked by the illuminati to prevent you starting any petitions that might raise public awareness of their nefarious plottings and scheming.
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    (Original post by Joinedup)
    Conspiracy brah - your email has been hacked by the illuminati to prevent you starting any petitions that might raise public awareness of their nefarious plottings and scheming.
    :laugh:
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    Why is it stupid? Just because some people have beliefs you disagree with? In the UK the liberal left have taken over politics and we need something like this. However i believe if a petition hits a certain threshold (say 500,000) there should be a referendum on the matter.
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    (Original post by Immortal Corrupter)
    Why is it stupid? Just because some people have beliefs you disagree with? In the UK the liberal left have taken over politics and we need something like this. However i believe if a petition hits a certain threshold (say 500,000) there should be a referendum on the matter.
    It's stupid because lots of people are stupid. The idea that the majority is always right is a very basic falacy.

    It isnt about people having beliefs I disagree with, it's about people having beliefs which they can't justify.
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    (Original post by morecambebay)
    It's stupid because lots of people are stupid. The idea that the majority is always right is a very basic falacy.

    It isnt about people having beliefs I disagree with, it's about people having beliefs which they can't justify.
    I'm afraid democracy overrides that, hence giving peasants and women the vote.
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    (Original post by morecambebay)
    It's stupid because lots of people are stupid. The idea that the majority is always right is a very basic falacy.

    It isnt about people having beliefs I disagree with, it's about people having beliefs which they can't justify.
    Often the minority are stupid. Especially when they're left wing liberals like those currently in government. Many of these e-petitions are a lot more logical than government decisions.
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    (Original post by Immortal Corrupter)
    Often the minority are stupid. Especially when they're left wing liberals like those currently in government. Many of these e-petitions are a lot more logical than government decisions.
    :facepalm2:
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    Just abolish democracy altogether

    With a dictatorship, **** gets done.
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    I wonder if anyone will actually take these e-petitions seriously, I doubt Parliament even cares...

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