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The_Walrus
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27 Mar 2022, 2:49 pm

Most controversial? Bor-ing!

It seems we’re all constantly disagreeing with each other, so let’s try to find something we can’t disagree on! If you disagree with someone’s post, say why. Aim is to get as little disagreement as possible. Bonus points if you can make a good argument why someone might disagree.

I’ll start:

Political campaign spending should be capped at a low level to limit the influence of political donors.

Why someone might disagree: it will either be quite easy to get around those limits, or if the loopholes are closed (as is currently the case in the UK) then anyone who can advertise will effectively have their freedom of speech curtailed.



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27 Mar 2022, 9:14 pm

I am in favor of...

Motherhood!

Apple pie.

and

Hmmmm....

Actually this is kinda hard. Both opposite things are kinda challenging. Being super bland is just as hard as being super provocative.

Even the cliche joke "God, Motherhood, and apple pie" (the three things every American is supposed to like doesnt work. Because it includes "god". There a many militant Atheists on WP who go after me if I included that.



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28 Mar 2022, 3:01 am

I don’t think motherhood is inherently good, and apple pie is unhealthy and bad for my digestive system :wink:



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28 Mar 2022, 3:14 am

I'm of the opinion that politicians do things for political purposes.

And given that on Saturday a politician came to our farm burg and the local newspaper plus 2 TV stations from the city showed up, I expect that politicians do things for publicity.


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28 Mar 2022, 3:23 am

Society is complex. There are so many factors that it's practically certain that we overlook something important when thinking about it.
All proposed solutions need to be checked against practice and improved based on feedback.


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28 Mar 2022, 8:02 am

After a short internship in a state senate, several city council meetings, and a few rural hog butcherings, I am inclined to agree with the illustrious Mr. Saxe:

"Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made." -- John Godfrey Saxe (1816-1887)

And the majestic Mr. Clemens:

"Those that respect the law and love sausage should watch neither being made." -- Samuel Clemens (1835-1910), writing as Mark Twain



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29 Mar 2022, 3:52 pm

I think that a lot of politicians on both sides of the aisle are corrupt



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29 Mar 2022, 4:25 pm

Quote:
 I think that a lot of  politicians  on both sides of the aisle  are corrupt
There.  Corrected it for you.



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29 Mar 2022, 8:22 pm

Lol good one I think all career politicians are corrupt so I agree with you politicians are corrupt for sure



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30 Mar 2022, 12:45 am

Countries should be governed in accordance with their constitutions, while also having a process for updating those constitutions when time proves it smart to do so.


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31 Mar 2022, 3:09 am

naturalplastic wrote:
I am in favor of...

Motherhood!

Apple pie.

and

Hmmmm....




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31 Mar 2022, 7:16 am

Everyone is up to believe what he wants and to live a life in which he respects himself and others.



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31 Mar 2022, 4:25 pm

vividgroovy wrote:
naturalplastic wrote:
I am in favor of...

Motherhood!

Apple pie.

and

Hmmmm....



Absolutely!

And a hot lunch for everyone...a chicken in every pot.



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31 Mar 2022, 4:32 pm

Animal abuse and neglect should be a felony, including the abuse, neglect, and mishandling of livestock, even ones destined for slaughter.


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31 Mar 2022, 4:49 pm

Saddam Hussein was misunderstood. He wanted Kuwait oil, so what? No worse than what others have done.

Charles Mansion, artist, poet. Musician. Unjustly sentenced to life. He was just trying to help the world. So misunderstood.

And National socialists winning the control of Germany in 1933 was a good idea, I think we can all agree, it just went horribly wrong. Again, misunderstood.

Also Will Smith. Misunderstood. He just trying to correct Christopher. Hes a vessel of love, and shining light in Hollywood. Will Smith for president . Forget movies. Trump & smith 2024. Make it happen. We need a strong man of principle in the whitehouse. Not afraid to slap a foreign leader, when necessary.

Now, I don't believe in prayers in school. But I believe schools should hold a pledge of allegiance to Satan, at least make some room for such doctrine to be taught. In the interest of fairness. And balance.


I think these are all fairly uncontroversial.

Also I believe the entire planet should be cleansed. We need to save the environment, the animal wildlife. Therefore we must remove this contagion that is humanity. Nuking all major urban cities would be a good start. ! !! :)

Yes, I think that's something we can all agree on. Not controversial at all. Just basic logical common sense. ! !!


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31 Mar 2022, 4:51 pm

↑ Your sarcasm is noted.