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Philocat
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4/4/2015 7:14:23 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
I think there is need for a review of what subjects count as 'big issues', I suggest adding the following:

'Free university tuition'
'Religion'
'Church & state'

There's probably a lot more, but I can't think of any more right now!

What Big Issues would you like to add/remove?
ESocialBookworm
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4/4/2015 9:43:42 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Sex
Green as a creative colour

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4/4/2015 9:43:45 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/4/2015 7:14:23 AM, Philocat wrote:
I think there is need for a review of what subjects count as 'big issues', I suggest adding the following:

'Free university tuition'
'Religion'
'Church & state'

There's probably a lot more, but I can't think of any more right now!

What Big Issues would you like to add/remove?

School uniforms!

I had no idea this was such an issue until coming to this site. Not a week can go by without at least one poll and one debate on this compelling controversial issue.
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4/4/2015 10:00:03 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/4/2015 9:43:42 AM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
Sex
Green as a creative colour

Green is a creative color.

(if you don't get the reference from the second, you've not won the internet)
Nolite Timere
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4/4/2015 10:21:17 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/4/2015 10:00:03 AM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
At 4/4/2015 9:43:42 AM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
Sex
Green as a creative colour

Green is a creative color.

You saw the vid?

(if you don't get the reference from the second, you've not won the internet)
Solonkr~
I don't care about whether an ideology is "necessary" or not,
I care about how to solve problems,
which is what everyone else should also care about.

Ken~
In essence, the world is fucked up and you can either ignore it, become cynical or bitter about it.
Deep down, we're all dumbassses who act like shittheads

Me~
"BAILEY + SOLON = SAILEY
MY SHIP SAILEY MUST SAIL"

SCREW THAT SHIZ #BANNIE = BAILEY & ANNIE

P.S. Shipped Sailey before it was cannon bitches.
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4/4/2015 10:23:42 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/4/2015 10:21:17 AM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 4/4/2015 10:00:03 AM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
At 4/4/2015 9:43:42 AM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
Sex
Green as a creative colour

Green is a creative color.

You saw the vid?

What's your favorite idea? Mine is getting creative.

(if you don't get the reference from the second, you've not won the internet)
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Arcanas
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4/4/2015 10:46:25 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/4/2015 10:23:42 AM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
At 4/4/2015 10:21:17 AM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 4/4/2015 10:00:03 AM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
At 4/4/2015 9:43:42 AM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
Sex
Green as a creative colour

Green is a creative color.

You saw the vid?

What's your favorite idea? Mine is getting creative.
Let's agree to never get creative ever again...

(if you don't get the reference from the second, you've not won the internet)
Mirza
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4/4/2015 10:48:02 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Many should also be removed. Entirely. Nobody outside of one country cares about a plethora of Big Issues, and they should simply go away.
Philocat
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4/4/2015 11:12:10 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
I've thought of a few more additions:

- Liberal sex education
- Pornography
- Feminism
- Open borders

At 4/4/2015 10:48:02 AM, Mirza wrote:
Many should also be removed. Entirely. Nobody outside of one country cares about a plethora of Big Issues, and they should simply go away.

I agree, many of them are just about American economics.
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4/4/2015 11:12:54 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/4/2015 7:14:23 AM, Philocat wrote:
I think there is need for a review of what subjects count as 'big issues', I suggest adding the following:

'Free university tuition'
'Religion'
'Church & state'

There's probably a lot more, but I can't think of any more right now!

What Big Issues would you like to add/remove?

-President Hillary Clinton
-Religious Freedom bills (such as the one recently seen in Indiana)
-Military Intervention against current Russian aggression in Eastern Europe
-Net Neutrality

Just to name a few
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4/4/2015 11:21:41 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/4/2015 11:12:10 AM, Philocat wrote:
I've thought of a few more additions:

- Liberal sex education
- Pornography
- Feminism
I don't think any reasonable person is against women's rights. Peod are more against "modern" feminists, or feminists that assert that men are trash and women are far superior. The idea is supposed to be equality
- Open borders

At 4/4/2015 10:48:02 AM, Mirza wrote:
Many should also be removed. Entirely. Nobody outside of one country cares about a plethora of Big Issues, and they should simply go away.

I agree, many of them are just about American economics.

Do you know what percent of members are American?
Varrack
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4/4/2015 11:21:43 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/4/2015 7:14:23 AM, Philocat wrote:
I think there is need for a review of what subjects count as 'big issues', I suggest adding the following:

'Free university tuition'
'Religion'
'Church & state'

There's probably a lot more, but I can't think of any more right now!

What Big Issues would you like to add/remove?

Raising the minimum wage

Remove "Homeschooling". That's not even a real issue.
Mirza
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4/4/2015 11:56:44 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/4/2015 11:12:10 AM, Philocat wrote:
I agree, many of them are just about American economics.
Barack Obama, Border Fence, etc., are also US-specific. Other issues are seen through an American perspective as well.
Mirza
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4/4/2015 11:57:09 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/4/2015 11:21:41 AM, Arcanas wrote:
Do you know what percent of members are American?
Is the target group of this website Americans only?
ESocialBookworm
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4/4/2015 12:09:11 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
There are females on the internet- Con
Solonkr~
I don't care about whether an ideology is "necessary" or not,
I care about how to solve problems,
which is what everyone else should also care about.

Ken~
In essence, the world is fucked up and you can either ignore it, become cynical or bitter about it.
Deep down, we're all dumbassses who act like shittheads

Me~
"BAILEY + SOLON = SAILEY
MY SHIP SAILEY MUST SAIL"

SCREW THAT SHIZ #BANNIE = BAILEY & ANNIE

P.S. Shipped Sailey before it was cannon bitches.
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4/4/2015 12:24:39 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Remove or generalize those things which are specific to American politics. Add more moral issues. Don't add anything which will become dated (based on current events).
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Arcanas
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4/4/2015 12:32:51 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/4/2015 11:57:09 AM, Mirza wrote:
At 4/4/2015 11:21:41 AM, Arcanas wrote:
Do you know what percent of members are American?
Is the target group of this website Americans only?

Um... I don't think so. I was literally curious on how many people on this site are American. Why are you asking me this?
mishapqueen
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4/4/2015 12:35:35 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/4/2015 12:32:51 PM, Arcanas wrote:
At 4/4/2015 11:57:09 AM, Mirza wrote:
At 4/4/2015 11:21:41 AM, Arcanas wrote:
Do you know what percent of members are American?
Is the target group of this website Americans only?

Um... I don't think so. I was literally curious on how many people on this site are American. Why are you asking me this?

Most are, the demographics page will help you.
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4/4/2015 12:39:14 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/4/2015 12:09:11 PM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
There are females on the internet- Con

u r dude
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4/4/2015 12:40:53 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Dress: white and gold or Black and blue?

Maybe we can add conspiracy theories like the moon landing and 9/11.
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Arcanas
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4/4/2015 1:16:02 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/4/2015 12:40:53 PM, XLAV wrote:
Dress: white and gold or Black and blue?

Maybe we can add conspiracy theories like the moon landing and 9/11.

Blue and black
Mirza
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4/4/2015 4:03:29 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/4/2015 12:32:51 PM, Arcanas wrote:
Um... I don't think so. I was literally curious on how many people on this site are American. Why are you asking me this?
I thought you asked a rhetorical question. Most active members are American, by far, and in spite of what the official statistics tell, I certainly think even the lesser active ones are Americans generally. They just happen to change location or not specify one in the first place. This nevertheless is not a sufficient reason for designing the site to pander to one nation in the world only.
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4/4/2015 4:21:19 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/4/2015 4:03:29 PM, Mirza wrote:
At 4/4/2015 12:32:51 PM, Arcanas wrote:
Um... I don't think so. I was literally curious on how many people on this site are American. Why are you asking me this?
I thought you asked a rhetorical question.

You were wrong.
Most active members are American, by far, and in spite of what the official statistics tell, I certainly think even the lesser active ones are Americans generally. They just happen to change location or not specify one in the first place.

Ok...

This nevertheless is not a sufficient reason for designing the site to pander to one nation in the world only.
And?
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4/4/2015 4:25:36 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/4/2015 11:57:09 AM, Mirza wrote:
At 4/4/2015 11:21:41 AM, Arcanas wrote:
Do you know what percent of members are American?
Is the target group of this website Americans only?

Pretty much
Mirza
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4/4/2015 4:29:40 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/4/2015 4:25:36 PM, sadolite wrote:
Pretty much
It is odd that the first site owner intended for this to be an international site, but designed it to revolve around American issues exclusively. Perhaps this escaped his head, or it was meant to be as it is for a strange reason.
Mirza
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4/4/2015 4:33:06 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/4/2015 4:21:19 PM, Arcanas wrote:
You were wrong.
Excuse me, I seem to not understand your poor level of communication. I will attribute that to my European level of sophistication, which sadly makes me misunderstand non-cultured, rustic language that people in your area seem to perfect.
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4/4/2015 5:05:40 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/4/2015 11:21:43 AM, Varrack wrote:
At 4/4/2015 7:14:23 AM, Philocat wrote:
I think there is need for a review of what subjects count as 'big issues', I suggest adding the following:

'Free university tuition'
'Religion'
'Church & state'

There's probably a lot more, but I can't think of any more right now!

What Big Issues would you like to add/remove?

Raising the minimum wage


We already have minimum wage, lol

Remove "Homeschooling". That's not even a real issue.
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4/4/2015 5:23:10 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/4/2015 10:00:03 AM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
At 4/4/2015 9:43:42 AM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
Sex
Green as a creative colour

Green is a creative color.

No, red is a creative color.
RevNge
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4/4/2015 5:23:51 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 4/4/2015 5:05:40 PM, 16kadams wrote:
At 4/4/2015 11:21:43 AM, Varrack wrote:
At 4/4/2015 7:14:23 AM, Philocat wrote:
I think there is need for a review of what subjects count as 'big issues', I suggest adding the following:

'Free university tuition'
'Religion'
'Church & state'

There's probably a lot more, but I can't think of any more right now!

What Big Issues would you like to add/remove?

Raising the minimum wage


We already have minimum wage, lol

I think he was talking about whether it should be raised or lowered.