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    The middle east isn't our problem and we should have no part in it's politics unless it directly threatens us.

    The religious should get no special treatment that we wouldn't give to members of other ideologies, e.g - tax cuts, time off for prayers.

    The patriarchy doesn't exist and women aren't oppressed in our society.

    It's better to take precautions to avoid becoming a victim of a crime, then to expect criminals to stop committing crimes.

    Some religions/cultures are less compatible with western societies than others. Some are straight up incompatible.

    Marriage is absolutely pointless in the 21st century.

    The influence of American culture on the rest of the world is a terrible thing and America are only slightly better then the Soviet Union was.

    India had the potential to be a very great country. However the greed and corruption of its rulers did more damage to it then being a part of the British Empire did.

    People who eat meat should hunt, kill and cook a living animal at least once in their life.

    People today (ie - our generation) feel more entitled and are less capable at dealing with life because life is too easy for us. Too many of us are more then happy to give our personal freedom away to the Government in return for them to coddle us like children, so we can avoid taking responsibility for our actions.

    EDIT: oh and chocolate with raisins and nuts in it is better than plain chocolate
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    (Original post by selfteaching)
    i'm not vegan.

    I don't see the issue, especially with pedophiles, if they truly want rehabilitation and to eventually be released from prison, why not agree to castration? it will help prevent the temptation of raping children again.
    The scientific and utilitarian results of chemical castration aside, I think that if the prison system has truly reformed them, and society has accepted their penance for their heinous crimes, then they should be treated the same as any other normal citizen. If we were to treat ex-criminals with the expectation that they will re-commit their crimes, then certainly either (or both) of the two conclusions should be reached: 1) our rehabilitative services are not effective, and 2) their penance was not enough.

    Furthermore, I don't believe that an ex-convict can ever feel that he can reintegrate into society as an equal, if society treats him with such suspicion by imposing such an imperious measure on him.
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    Margaret Thatcher was actually a great PM
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    (Original post by Bupdeeboowah)
    The scientific and utilitarian results of chemical castration aside, I think that if the prison system has truly reformed them, and society has accepted their penance for their heinous crimes, then they should be treated the same as any other normal citizen. If we were to treat ex-criminals with the expectation that they will re-commit their crimes, then certainly either (or both) of the two conclusions should be reached: 1) our rehabilitative services are not effective, and 2) their penance was not enough.

    Furthermore, I don't believe that an ex-convict can ever feel that he can reintegrate into society as an equal, if society treats him with such suspicion by imposing such an imperious measure on him.
    then your two stated conclusions should be reached, here is one such article as an example:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...monitored.html
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    the death penalty needs to come back, for people who commit horrific crimes again and again and again
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    (Original post by selfteaching)
    then your two stated conclusions should be reached, here is one such article as an example:

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/ukne...monitored.html
    Then more efforts need to be put in to stop them from reoffending, but not go as far as to chemically castrate them.

    It's like saying, if someone steals we should chop off his hands, because there is a high chance he will reoffend.
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    (Original post by Bupdeeboowah)
    Then more efforts need to be put in to stop them from reoffending, but not go as far as to chemically castrate them.

    It's like saying, if someone steals we should chop off his hands, because there is a high chance he will reoffend.
    but hands are used for everything and are needed in everyday life, whereas genitalia is primarily for sex, i doubt reoffenders could control their sexual urges to the point where they wouldn't be aroused by children, and it's not just the actual act of offending, there's layers to this, people actively seek out and pay for videos/images of children being abused and as long as the market exists, children will suffer. so even if they aren't actually out there raping children, they will be contributing to it in a different way (in this case staying at home and getting their rocks off to material sourced online) so as long as the temptation exists i doubt they'd be able to stop.

    but i see your point, i didn't mean to say it flippantly, i have considered how it would have serious repercussions for their entire life. how about castration only for those who want it so they never reoffend, rather than it being enforced or for those who have reoffended upon being released so they blew their second chance.

    let's agree to disagree eh, (p.s it wouldn't be the first punishment no questions asked, but in the failure of rehabilitation, even though it may be at the cost of their "human right" to enjoy sexual activity etc. i'd rather this right be taken away from them, than to cause such pain to innocents)
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    (Original post by Zargabaath)
    I'm interested in the thought process behind this one
    I hate Americans and also they have killed millions of innocent non-americans so they get what they deserve
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    (Original post by selfteaching)
    but hands are used for everything and are needed in everyday life, whereas genitalia is primarily for sex, i doubt reoffenders could control their sexual urges to the point where they wouldn't be aroused by children, and it's not just the actual act of offending, there's layers to this, people actively seek out and pay for videos/images of children being abused and as long as the market exists, children will suffer. so even if they aren't actually out there raping children, they will be contributing to it in a different way (in this case staying at home and getting their rocks off to material sourced online) so as long as the temptation exists i doubt they'd be able to stop.

    but i see your point, i didn't mean to say it flippantly, i have considered how it would have serious repercussions for their entire life. how about castration only for those who want it so they never reoffend, rather than it being enforced or for those who have reoffended upon being released so they blew their second chance.

    let's agree to disagree eh, (p.s it wouldn't be the first punishment no questions asked, but in the failure of rehabilitation, even though it may be at the cost of their "human right" to enjoy sexual activity etc. i'd rather this right be taken away from them, than to cause such pain to innocents)
    Castration does in fact affect the hormones of the ex-cons and therefore their mental/physical health, hence that's why believe the state shouldn't so readily resort to such measures.

    Nevertheless, I think it's great that we can agree to disagree. Sometimes discussions on this forum get very heated!
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    (Original post by selfteaching)
    9/11 was an inside job... I'm not some crazy conspiracy theorist
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    OITNB is overrated
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    I'd rather lick the Queen's toes than drink a fruit smoothie / drink juice that has bits in it / eat yoghurt that has bits in it / drink fruit-based yoghurt
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    (Original post by drowzee)
    OITNB is overrated
    omg im so glad im not the only person that thinks this

    i tried to watch it but the episodes are just so long and NOTHING BLOODY HAPPENS
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    (Original post by Danz123)
    I actually don't mind some of One Direction's songs.
    Oh and I think intersectional feminism is AWESOME.
    Come at me bros.
    Unpopular opinion: I hate all types of feminism equally.
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    The patriarchy doesn't exist and women aren't oppressed in our society.I
    Shhhhhh, how dare you deny the patriarchy! :lol:
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    Chocolate cake is not that nice. Always leaves me with a stomach ache
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    women are evil. universally.
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    (Original post by ihatePE)
    im far from representing south wales, im a minority, do i look white to you
    Self-pity at its best.

    As if ethnic minorities cant represent their countries :rolleyes:
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    911 was an inside job with many inconsistencies
 
 
 
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