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1/30/2013 7:54:08 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Here are some suggestions to add to the Big Issues:

1) GITMO
2) NDAA
3) Drones
4) Replace "environmental protection" with EPA
5) Remove "Iran-Iraq War" - that's been long over
6) Remove "Homeschooling"
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1/30/2013 7:56:46 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/30/2013 7:54:08 PM, DoubtingDave wrote:
Here are some suggestions to add to the Big Issues:

1) GITMO
2) NDAA
3) Drones
4) Replace "environmental protection" with EPA
5) Remove "Iran-Iraq War" - that's been long over
6) Remove "Homeschooling"

6 is wrong because people can have views.

5 is wrong for same reason.

what the heck are 1 and 2?

3 Is depending on drones for what purpose.
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1/30/2013 9:23:53 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/30/2013 7:54:08 PM, DoubtingDave wrote:
Here are some suggestions to add to the Big Issues:

1) GITMO
2) NDAA
3) Drones
4) Replace "environmental protection" with EPA
5) Remove "Iran-Iraq War" - that's been long over
6) Remove "Homeschooling"

Agree with all but 5. Refine it to include Iran War. It's whether or not you support one, regardless whether or not one is happening right now.
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1/30/2013 9:46:00 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
Those all look very US-centric. I'm annoyed by the strong US focus on the issues already. This site works best when it's international and people from all over the world can engage in a good argument with diverse perspectives. So basically I disagree with all of these.
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1/30/2013 10:26:35 PM
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1/30/2013 10:30:09 PM
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Conceal carry laws?
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1/30/2013 10:41:18 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/30/2013 7:54:08 PM, DoubtingDave wrote:
Here are some suggestions to add to the Big Issues:

1) GITMO
2) NDAA
3) Drones
4) Replace "environmental protection" with EPA
5) Remove "Iran-Iraq War" - that's been long over
6) Remove "Homeschooling"

Can someone explain to me the controversy over this? I have heard people mention it as a "current issue" a few times, but I've never actually heard any arguments for or against it, so I am perplexed as to what the controversy is.
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1/30/2013 10:46:11 PM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/30/2013 10:41:18 PM, The_Chaos_Heart wrote:
At 1/30/2013 7:54:08 PM, DoubtingDave wrote:
Here are some suggestions to add to the Big Issues:

1) GITMO
2) NDAA
3) Drones
4) Replace "environmental protection" with EPA
5) Remove "Iran-Iraq War" - that's been long over
6) Remove "Homeschooling"

Can someone explain to me the controversy over this? I have heard people mention it as a "current issue" a few times, but I've never actually heard any arguments for or against it, so I am perplexed as to what the controversy is.

The controversy stems primarily from the Obama administration killing Anwar al-Awlaki using predator drones.

http://topics.nytimes.com...
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1/31/2013 6:31:48 AM
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At 1/30/2013 11:04:39 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
Creationism. Evolutionism.

Yeah, and let's add round earthism and flat earthism as well :D
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1/31/2013 6:49:08 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Heresy.

Dogknox.

Those are probably the two most pressing issues faced today. Possibly Composer, for flavor.
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1/31/2013 7:08:10 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/30/2013 7:54:08 PM, DoubtingDave wrote:
Here are some suggestions to add to the Big Issues:

1) Gun Rights
2) Interventionism
3) Drones
4) Replace "environmental protection" with EPA
5) Remove "Iran-Iraq War" - that's been long over
6) Remove "Homeschooling"
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1/31/2013 7:15:12 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/30/2013 9:46:00 PM, larztheloser wrote:
Those all look very US-centric. I'm annoyed by the strong US focus on the issues already. This site works best when it's international and people from all over the world can engage in a good argument with diverse perspectives. So basically I disagree with all of these.

Same, really.
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1/31/2013 7:27:52 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/30/2013 10:41:18 PM, The_Chaos_Heart wrote:
At 1/30/2013 7:54:08 PM, DoubtingDave wrote:
Here are some suggestions to add to the Big Issues:

1) GITMO
2) NDAA
3) Drones
4) Replace "environmental protection" with EPA
5) Remove "Iran-Iraq War" - that's been long over
6) Remove "Homeschooling"

Can someone explain to me the controversy over this? I have heard people mention it as a "current issue" a few times, but I've never actually heard any arguments for or against it, so I am perplexed as to what the controversy is.

There is what was already replied, but there is another issue of police using them for surveilence. This is a 4th amendment issue, especially considering the technology that can be used, like thermal imaging, x-rays, and video.
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1/31/2013 7:35:57 AM
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At 1/31/2013 7:31:22 AM, royalpaladin wrote:
Why do we need to update the Big Issues at all?

things change throughout history.
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1/31/2013 10:23:52 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
Noobs may not know this, but we had to fight for months for new issues added. We had told hold votes on about thirty picks. Me, OreEle, and Innomen spent hours on it.

If you want something on the big issues, try. But it'll be hard to get the votes.
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1/31/2013 10:31:15 AM
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At 1/31/2013 10:23:52 AM, Koopin wrote:
Noobs may not know this, but we had to fight for months for new issues added. We had told hold votes on about thirty picks. Me, OreEle, and Innomen spent hours on it.

If you want something on the big issues, try. But it'll be hard to get the votes.

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1/31/2013 10:44:08 AM
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At 1/30/2013 7:54:08 PM, DoubtingDave wrote:
Here are some suggestions to add to the Big Issues:

1) GITMO
PRO

2) NDAA
PRO

3) Drones
PRO

4) Replace "environmental protection" with EPA
Good.

5) Remove "Iran-Iraq War" - that's been long over
Still relevant, but I grant you that most probably have no idea what it was or meant.

6) Remove "Homeschooling"
Homeschooling should be illegal in most circumstances. As a general rule, I would make it illegal it if given the power to do so.
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1/31/2013 10:55:51 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/30/2013 11:04:39 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
Creationism. Evolutionism.

I want voodoo dammit. It's part of my religion.
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1/31/2013 10:58:40 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/30/2013 7:54:08 PM, DoubtingDave wrote:
Here are some suggestions to add to the Big Issues:

1) GITMO

American.

2) NDAA

American.

3) Drones

Mostly american.

4) Replace "environmental protection" with EPA

American.

5) Remove "Iran-Iraq War" - that's been long over
6) Remove "Homeschooling"

Why?

The big issues are already too America centric. There are other people on this site too ya know.
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1/31/2013 11:02:25 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
50% of people are American on this site.

If the Americans all unanimously support it, everyone else is screwed.
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1/31/2013 11:03:53 AM
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At 1/31/2013 11:02:25 AM, TheAntidoter wrote:
50% of people are American on this site.

If the Americans all unanimously support it, everyone else is screwed.

Basically the story of world.
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1/31/2013 11:04:14 AM
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At 1/31/2013 11:03:53 AM, Kinesis wrote:
At 1/31/2013 11:02:25 AM, TheAntidoter wrote:
50% of people are American on this site.

If the Americans all unanimously support it, everyone else is screwed.

Basically the story of the world.
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1/31/2013 11:06:02 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/31/2013 11:04:14 AM, Kinesis wrote:
At 1/31/2013 11:03:53 AM, Kinesis wrote:
At 1/31/2013 11:02:25 AM, TheAntidoter wrote:
50% of people are American on this site.

If the Americans all unanimously support it, everyone else is screwed.

Basically the story of the world.

People from other countries are not on the web. American Trolls just pretend to be British. I doubt England even know what the internet is.
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1/31/2013 11:10:48 AM
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At 1/31/2013 6:31:48 AM, DoubtingDave wrote:
At 1/30/2013 11:04:39 PM, GarretKadeDupre wrote:
Creationism. Evolutionism.

Yeah, and let's add round earthism and flat earthism as well :D

The two I listed are legitimate issues that aren't mutually exclusive.
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1/31/2013 11:14:12 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/31/2013 11:06:02 AM, Koopin wrote:
At 1/31/2013 11:04:14 AM, Kinesis wrote:
At 1/31/2013 11:03:53 AM, Kinesis wrote:
At 1/31/2013 11:02:25 AM, TheAntidoter wrote:
50% of people are American on this site.

If the Americans all unanimously support it, everyone else is screwed.

Basically the story of the world.

People from other countries are not on the web. American Trolls just pretend to be British. I doubt England even know what the internet is.

We literally invented the internet. http://en.wikipedia.org...
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1/31/2013 11:16:37 AM
Posted: 3 years ago
At 1/31/2013 11:14:12 AM, Kinesis wrote:
At 1/31/2013 11:06:02 AM, Koopin wrote:
At 1/31/2013 11:04:14 AM, Kinesis wrote:
At 1/31/2013 11:03:53 AM, Kinesis wrote:
At 1/31/2013 11:02:25 AM, TheAntidoter wrote:
50% of people are American on this site.

If the Americans all unanimously support it, everyone else is screwed.

Basically the story of the world.

People from other countries are not on the web. American Trolls just pretend to be British. I doubt England even know what the internet is.

We literally invented the internet. http://en.wikipedia.org...

Why the hell is Oxford so awesome?
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1/31/2013 11:17:49 AM
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At 1/30/2013 10:30:09 PM, imabench wrote:
Conceal carry laws?

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