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    I approve highly of the Mansion tax.
    I am heavily against tax evasion.
    I think selective schools of all kinds should be banned, especially Eton/Harrow etc.
    People shouldn't be allowed to buy houses. Renting is the way of the future.
    The Daily Mail should be banned. It causes vast swathes of the public to vote for a government that will make their lives crapper. Nice one.
    I think the rich should be taxed more. It's such an obvious solution to so many problems that it doesn't even warrant a serious debate.
    Age of consent should be 18. 16 is too young emotionally.
    Having a relationship with someone should be illegal if you're still at school. The heartache of fancying someone who's in a relationship with someone else can cause severe depression and have an impact on your grades.
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    (Original post by PimpsNChuds)
    People shouldn't be allowed to buy houses. Renting is the way of the future.

    How so?
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    (Original post by PimpsNChuds)
    ...because they're better educated... which comes from having a better education, not innately from themselves, you anus.
    I never once said it was innate. In fact the whole point of that was that it isn't innate and only comes through good education which itself can only exist if we pump money into it.

    You socialist ignoramus
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    (Original post by PimpsNChuds)
    Having a relationship with someone should be illegal if you're still at school. The heartache of fancying someone who's in a relationship with someone else can cause severe depression and have an impact on your grades.
    Bizarre and impossible to enforce. I imagine not being able to have relationships with people could also cause severe depression and impact on your grades.




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    (Original post by SerLorasTyrell)
    And you think telling them what they truly believe is wrong will lower the suicide rate?


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    Do you believe telling people who have depression to get over it will lower the percentage of people that have it?

    It's not that simple, so don't come at me with bull**** strawman arguments

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    (Original post by Adipoptosis)
    The risks of smoking have been demonstrated time and time again in scientific literature. Its beyond reasonable doubt just how harmful smoking can be.

    You're basically shooting the messenger.
    Recent research has said that your genetics dictate whether or not you get cancer and your lifestyle has very little effect. People who live extremely healthy lives can get cancer and have heart attacks completely out of the blue. If you watched all the anti smoking adverts intently and believed all of it with no questioning and you were then introduced to a room full of people in their 90s who have all smoked their entire adult lives, would that surprise you?
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    (Original post by PimpsNChuds)
    I approve highly of the Mansion tax.
    I am heavily against tax evasion.
    I think selective schools of all kinds should be banned, especially Eton/Harrow etc.
    People shouldn't be allowed to buy houses. Renting is the way of the future.
    The Daily Mail should be banned. It causes vast swathes of the public to vote for a government that will make their lives crapper. Nice one.
    I think the rich should be taxed more. It's such an obvious solution to so many problems that it doesn't even warrant a serious debate.
    Age of consent should be 18. 16 is too young emotionally.
    Having a relationship with someone should be illegal if you're still at school. The heartache of fancying someone who's in a relationship with someone else can cause severe depression and have an impact on your grades.
    This is so authoritarian. What happened to people being able to live free lives the way they want to?

    Banning a newspaper because you disagree with its ideology?? Welcome to Stalin's Russia.
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    Recreational cannabis should be legalised.
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    (Original post by SerLorasTyrell)
    Bizarre and impossible to enforce. I imagine not being able to have relationships with people could also cause severe depression and impact on your grades.
    Not if nobody else has one.

    Personally I find what you've said there bizarre. Why would being single in itself cause severe depression? Being single is great. More people should give it a try for once.
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    (Original post by jmlkhn)
    They biologically aren't the gender they perceive themselves to truly be other than the one they biologically are. You're a man if you're born a man. A woman if you're born a woman.

    The suicide rate for transgenders/people contemplating sex changes is stupidly high too, 20x more than the general population - which is high enough as it is. This is a really sad, sad statistic.

    Maybe we ought to approach the situation from a different perspective - a medical/psychological one. I feel like it could do some good to be in the mental health category.

    Just my 0.02¢

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    I agree we should be looking at physiological causes for social problems, it's unfortunate that they are treated that way, and indeed we should actively do anything we can to remove discrimination, nonetheless a man is a man and a woman is a woman, anything less and one really has to question at the very least that they have failed to be socialised adequately.

    Inb4 do you approach homosexuality like this; No I don't.
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    None-binary genders are ridiculous.
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    (Original post by Leeds98)
    This would actually be a smart idea as the very wealthy spent a lot of money investing. This leads to new buisnesses, new technologies, new jobs, new tax sources etc. The middle class typically spent a lot on luxuries. It'll never happen though.
    Well no course not. it's a controversial opinion. Lots of people don't like it. Like I said before, Im a bit of a "third way" supporter

    A social democrat if you like.

    (Original post by Chlorophile)
    I don't understand what's so difficult to understand about this. Companies that rake in absolutely massive profits and individuals of massive wealth should obviously have to pay more back to society than poorer individuals since they have a greater means of doing this. Anybody who cares about social and financial equality would agree with this. It is a complete fallacy to use the argument that decreasing taxes for the wealthy makes sense because it will ultimately bring in more money because, whilst it might technically be true, it is precisely this argument that is the driving cause of the absurd gap between the rich and poor. Trickle-down economics does not work. It was an absolutely massive betrayal to their values of Labour to pursue this policy and anybody in favour of it is not in favour of social equality.



    But of course most people with a degree are going to benefit from 'increased' wages? What we need to be concerned about are the effects of the person's job, not their payslip. A professor of climate change is certainly going to 'benefit' in terms of higher than average wages but it doesn't change the fact that they've (probably) put their degree to the good of society.
    I guess Chlorophile, we'll agree to disagree. I mean I've seen you about before, and I do agree with a LOT of what you post, but on this issue, I disagree. I mean the thread was "list your most controversial view"
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    Top Gear is still one of my favourite shows
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    (Original post by K1NG93)
    People who commit suicide are weak.
    I think you'll find that it is rather much the opposite...
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    New controversial view of the day: I think the government should encourage people who have gotten pregnant to get an abortion IF they cannot look after the child after it has been born. It is a burden on society to expect the state to pay for your child and I think you should only have children if AT THE TIME you are socially and economically stable.
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    Men deserve to get paid more than women
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    (Original post by Zander01)
    Men deserve to get paid more than women
    Why do they "deserve" to? What if women are better at the same job?
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    (Original post by Zander01)
    Men deserve to get paid more than women
    Why?
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    (Original post by binarythoughts)
    Why?
    He won't have a logical answer. He just thinks men are superior.
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    I like ike.

    Nahhh

    I have more pain inside my brain than in the eyes of a little girl in a plane aimed at the world trade.
 
 
 
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