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    (Original post by BasicMistake)
    Well either your hat is working or your ideas are sh*t.
    I think it's the hat
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    Ok how about this. My unpopular opinion is that you cannot assign your own gender. You are either male or female.


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    Islam is a stain on humanity


    just an opinion fam calm down
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    ISIS is Islamic.
    I should be allowed to say whatever I want to anyone I want
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    Trans people are just mentally ill.
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    (Original post by SMEGGGY)
    The West is oil hungry, war mongering genocidal, hypocritical *******s.

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    They asked for unpopular opinions.
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    So many popular opinions in this thread...
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    (Original post by sleepysnooze)
    socialism is theft
    property is theft
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    (Original post by Mrs.Grey)
    This should be interesting :rolleyes:
    I believe the far right and ISIS are two sides of the same coin (granted the BNP, EDL and the KKK don't behead people but ideologically they're the same). Bunch of fascists who like to oppress and incite hate towards those who are different to them.
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    (Original post by eden3)
    I think Emma Watson is average-looking at best.
    Actually I agree

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    (Original post by limitzsurpassed)
    only men with cocks 7 inches and above should be allowed sex.....

    brexiters are fools who think the UK is still has an Empire, and are too stupid to understand modern geo-politics or history. they're often under-educated, or if they are they're faux intellectuals.

    most doctors are dopes, who don't get modern life. by their standards, most people in society are ill in some form, since they see the world in terms of conservative/socially conservative norms.

    Arabs are inherently savage people, and they will get the savage genes rooted out of them soon enough....

    ugly women who think they're hot should get mental health checks....

    Muslims are a cancer on the world, with their "religion" and related stuff.....they also bring down British society by staying in ghettos...
    "brexiteers are fools"

    The EU Emission Trading Scheme increases cost of producing energy. To compensate energy producers either increase prices or relocate to a country where carbon emission isn't taxed. This reduces competition, allowing for further increases in prices. And carbon emission isn't reduced to the same extent because of the relocated businesses.

    The steel industry use costly energy because of this. The EU ETS also increases the cost of producing steel. The EU tariff of 9% on dumped Chinese steel doesn't allow for the British steel industry to compete. (Though the UK rejected a proposal to increase the tariff bizarrely; David Cameron's government that is, also the one campaigning for a remain.)

    The UK pays £55 million a day into the EU. When considering rebate the UK pays £35 million a day. When considering rebate and the EU budget spent on the UK the UK still pays an excess of ~£24 million a day. The UK doesn't get to decide how this EU bit of the budget is spent [on us], and this bit of the budget comes with an EU label; propaganda, despite our excess into it.

    Now regarding our voting power and democracy...

    The UK has 9.71% of the voting power, but constitute 12.74% of the EU population. This is because the EU has a system of degressive proportionality. The following is slightly hyperbolic, but "back to the days of rotten boroughs!!!"

    The MEPs can't initiate, repeal or amend legislation.
    The commissioners who can initiate legislation are a body of people in which no member state has a representative; it is illegal for a commissioner to work or speak on behalf of a member state, instead of working in the interest of the EU.

    The counter-arguments of unelected monarchy and House of Lords doesn't work because Royal Assent has a history of just being a formality, so isn't a priority (and the mo0narchy has other benefits irrelevant to this debate), and the House of Lords is just a revision chamber that can delay non-finance-based legislation for up to a year. Again, not a priority.

    Other economic arguments are about fisheries and the EU being the only shrinking trading bloc in the world, but I don't speak those with certainty because I haven't debated those.

    And the UK will still be able to trade with other EU countries, and it is very beneficial for other EU member states to do so, because the UK is the biggest export market for the rest of the EU. Very much in their interest; I can't emphasise that enough.

    Actually reply to this post instead of pretending that it doesn't exist.
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    The EU should become a federal sovereign state with a size, GDP and population to rival the USA and China. Each federal state would be broken down into provinces and the federal state would have their current capital as the federal capital. All share a common currency, army and participate in Schengen. The administrative capital would be Brussels, judicial would be The Hague and parliament would be held in Strasbourg. I really hope that this comes to fruition.


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    (Original post by Mactotaur)
    property is theft
    theft = appropriating something which is owned by somebody else against their will

    if I come to own, say, a watch, or I create one myself - how is that theft?
    you have no clue about the word "theft" - you're throwing it around as if it has no meaning
    socialism is *literally* theft, or the product of theft, because it requires coercive appropriations from one (legitimate) owner to another (illegitimate)
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    (Original post by BasicMistake)
    What you consider authoritarian liberalism is not liberalism to me.
    what are liberal values to you, then?
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    Office chair lives matter. #Officechairkin #Oppressed
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    Got a few:

    1. I've always liked David Cameron and consider him one of my favourite politicians though I'm not even British.
    2. I believe veganism has way more positives than negatives if done sensibly; arguments for veganism are stronger.
    3. In most cases I am pro-Palestinian rather than pro-Israeli; just because a made-up holy book says it's the promised land, you cannot take it from people and claim it to be yours.
    4. Talent is overrated. Hard work is even more overrated. What isn't then? Smart work.
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    (Original post by ivybridge)
    So you don't think we should protect people from abuse or hatred because #freespeech?
    adults don't need protection from the words or concepts of other adults - we're not children, or babies. offence is for the weak - people need to have thick skin in this world. we're devolving into a society where people's backs break from having their feelings hurt. besides, the government's job should not be to teach us what and what not to say or think, through force.

    are you really implying, say, black people, require the protection of the almighty law of the state from them hearing the n word, or the chinese community requiring protection from the "ch" word? I think you undermine their integrity by these suggestions that they are weaklings in the face of adversity (if any such thing even really exists against them in western 2016 today - any news of one single racist incident, for instance, is met with massive outrage from everybody - rightly so - but that's different from government protection as if they are so weak that they are jeopardised by merely hearing certain words).

    if anything, hate speech laws have very racist connotations towards those they claim to help. if they can't live in society by the same rules as the others, then that implies they are weaker than that other group or the other groups, plural. I don't believe in that philosophy. I think people are strong and intelligent enough to survive without a government tending to their emotional boo-boos.
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    (Original post by sleepysnooze)
    adults don't need protection from the words or concepts of other adults - we're not children, or babies. offence is for the weak - people need to have thick skin in this world. we're devolving into a society where people's backs break from having their feelings hurt. besides, the government's job should not be to teach us what and what not to say or think, through force.

    are you really implying, say, black people, require the protection of the almighty law of the state from them hearing the n word, or the chinese community requiring protection from the "ch" word? I think you undermine their integrity by these suggestions that they are weaklings in the face of adversity (if any such thing even really exists against them in western 2016 today - any news of one single racist incident, for instance, is met with massive outrage from everybody - rightly so - but that's different from government protection as if they are so weak that they are jeopardised by merely hearing certain words).

    if anything, hate speech laws have very racist connotations towards those they claim to help. if they can't live in society by the same rules as the others, then that implies they are weaker than that other group or the other groups, plural. I don't believe in that philosophy. I think people are strong and intelligent enough to survive without a government tending to their emotional boo-boos.
    I think you're really downplaying the damage that 'words' can have.
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    (Original post by ivybridge)
    I think you're really downplaying the damage that 'words' can have.
    no I'm really not. adult individuals aren't as pathetic as you're implying. if we live in a world where individuals break down through criticism or insults then we live in a world of children who can't handle reality or scrutiny. that's not our world either descriptively or prescriptively.
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    (Original post by Proxenus)
    I made this type of thread before then someone did it a month ago now this lol
    And someone would've made the same thread before you. Stop acting like some pioneer lmao.
 
 
 
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