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Holmes101

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NameGabriel GenderMale Male
DOB 2001-08-03 Occupationunspecified
Country United States City(hidden)
IdeologySocial DemocracyReligionAtheist
High SchoolunspecifiedUniversityunspecified
Teams(no team)Coach(no coach)
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Elo Score1500
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Joined: Mar 2018
Last Active:
2018-03-08 01:54:22

Biography

Interests: Chess, philosophy, history, economics, literature, free speech, secularism

Aversions: Godism, fascism, private tyranny

lichess: https://lichess.org/@/thoreaulibertyfan


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Looking Back at the Russian Annexation of Crimea
2018-03-05 03:11:35
Thank you for starting this discussion. I don't wish to sound too cynical, but I doubt the outcome of the Ukrainian referendum would have impacted Russia's interference in eastern Ukraine and the Crimea....

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Holmes101: Greetings and salutations. I am new here, and thus, would appreciate any advice. I happen to be a highly opinionated person, and my political beliefs are all over the spectrum (although they are mostly on the libertarian left). Philosophy: Secular pragmatist Political party: No party, though I am allied with my local Green Party Heroes: Conan Doyle, Christopher Hitchens, Henry David Thoreau, and others.
2018-03-04 23:20:40

Issues

That we should pay all elected politicians the median wage in their country
Disagree
That we should restrict more than one person from the same family from running for high political positions
Disagree
That society should look down upon tribalism
Agree
That we should federalise Europe
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That music with obscene lyrics should be censored
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That Haiti should restore the monarchy
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That employers should be required to pay men and women the same amount for the same job
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That individuals should be allowed to punish people they deem to have committed online harassment by revealing their identity online
Disagree
That the government should replace all copyright with creative commons
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That there should be a mandatory retirement age
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That developed countries should invest in new housing in developing countries to replace slums
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That the forced militarization of civilian naval vessels is legitimate in times of war
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That recycling certain types of rubbish should be mandatory
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That endangered species should be allowed to die
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That the depiction of protagonists in children's books and media as aesthetically superior is regrettable
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That foster children should be placed into families with similar backgrounds
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That the Euro should be retired
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That political leaders should be transparent about their personal health
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That student loans should be interest-free
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That Western foreign policy should abandon attempts to universalise liberal values
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That France should re-occupy Chad
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That minors should not require parental consent to obtain an abortion
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That children should be allowed to work
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That we should make plans to subjugate any aliens we encounter
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That vegetarianism is morally good
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That developed nations should pay developing nations to not extract their fossil fuel resources
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That education should be compulsory in the third world
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That there should be an interest rate cap on all personal lending
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That we should auction off the long term right to govern bankrupt cities for profit
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That government trained jurists should be appointed to all court cases
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That slum tourism does more harm than good
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That churches should not involve themselves in political campaigns
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That railways should be nationally owned and operated
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That developing nations should adopt a policy of benign neglect towards patent enforcement
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That national central banks should set limits on governmental spending
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That animal testing should be banned
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That the feminist movement should actively exclude socially conservative viewpoints
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That the state should provide incentives for individuals to buy local
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That the government should provide free internet
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That the United Nations should form a one world government
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That popular entertainers should not engage in political campaigns
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That the public should be allowed to pardon whistleblowers by referendum
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That nobles given positions in the Tongan legislature should be removed from office
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That we should introduce a tax on financial transactions
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That government's only true roles are security and protecting property rights
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That Kurdish autonomous districts should form one bi-national autonomous government
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That preparations against zombie attacks should be the responsibility of the military
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That secular governments should censor those sections of religious texts that constitute hate speech
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That in hindsight, the "Je Suis Charlie" movement did more harm than good
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That torture should never be used by the government
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That Shinto should be a state religion in Japan
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That there should be no legislative controls on gun ownership
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That we should strike before North Korea does
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That Arab-Israelis who successfully seek election to the Knesset should opt not to take up that seat
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That corporations should be allowed to vote
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That religion is a waste of time
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That single-sex schooling should be encouraged
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That the International Criminal Court's powers are too limited
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That we should support the New Atheism movement
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That animal rights should be legally recognised
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That Palestine should prohibit the operation of Israeli companies within Palestinian territories
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That democracy is the best form of government
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That schools should have the power to track students
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That we should require companies to pay their interns
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That we should ban all advertising which implies that addictive substances cannot be enjoyable
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That we should fine hackers of multiplayer games
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That we should give more votes to citizens according to their performance on a current affairs test
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That Louisiana should adopt creole as an official language
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That we should create a global market for citizenship, such that individuals can sell their existing citizenship and buy a new one
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That developed countries should actively recruit medical personnel from developing countries
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That children should not be allowed out alone at night
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That children are better off in a charter school than a public school
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That there should be a crime of corporate manslaughter
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That the security council should be scrapped
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That all tax records should be public information
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That we should make wearing fur illegal
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That the United States should nationalize oil exports and seek to join OPEC
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That doctors should be forced to perform medical procedures
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That teams should allow sponsors to advertise on their jerseys
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That the UN should form a land reclamation corps
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That the Queen of England should resign
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That euthenasia is morally wrong
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That the United States should recognize Spanish as an official language
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That it would be better for the north Caucasus to live under an emirate than as part of Russia
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That a more globalized economy would net benefit indigenous cultures
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That governments should favor green mercantilism over World Trade Organization rules
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That Israel should finalize a secular constitution
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That we should regret the inclusion of religious symbols at memorial sites
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That world leaders should have term limits
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That the receipt of welfare payments should be conditional on the use of contraception
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That the gender wage gap is a myth
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That only women should be allowed to vote
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That the Pope should publicly endorse radically redistributive government policies
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That voting should be compulsory
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That where peaceful protests are met with a violent state response, protesters should respond violently
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That we should censor the depiction of smoking in movies
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That Turkmenistan should continue to use latin script
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That Gay Marriage should be legal
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That we should ban the display of Nazi symbols
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That the UN should institute an open borders policy among its member states
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That progressive taxes are superior to flat taxes
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That the IMF should require collateral for national bailouts
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That couples should be able to enter contracts which make any future infidelity a crime
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That we should keep the Sabbath as a day of rest
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That we should use Voter IDs to protect against voter fraud
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That we should ban international aid charities from using graphic images of suffering
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That prisoners should be allowed to choose death over a life sentence
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That schools should seek to teach all students how to use a 3D printer
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That energy security is a legitimate reason for war
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That internet anonymity is regrettable
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That prostitution should be legal
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That we should make poverty a significant mitigating factor in criminal sentencing
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That poachers who kill endangered animals should be tried for murder
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That circumcision should be banned
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That we should ban professional child performers
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That the Papacy is an outdated institution
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That we should ban all guns to the public
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That the state should pay people to sterilise themselves
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That giving foreign aid is superior to giving charity
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That companies should assess social media profiles when hiring staff
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That governments should control stock investments
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That the gay rights movement should abandon the claim that sexuality is not a choice
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That the speed limit on roads should be abolished
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That the government should not place any restrictions on free speech
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That democracies should extend voting rights to migrant workers
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That it should be criminal for a politician to lie
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That countries should make the pope persona non grata outside until the Vatican signs extradition treaties with those countries
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That we should consider cyber attacks by state actors an act of war
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That violent video games should be censored
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That we should ban religious organizations from providing rehabilitation services to drug and alcohol addicts
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That we should criminalize the public denial of evolution
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That Google should inform the authorities about suicide searches
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That online degrees have less merit than degrees earned offline
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That the overwhelming narrative of good triumphing over evil in children's media is regrettable
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That Intelligent Design should be taught in school
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That Scientology should be recognized as a religion
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That we should abolish trial by jury
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That constitutions should grant special recognition to minority groups
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That free trade does more harm than good
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That judges should be elected
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That ransoms should not be paid to Boko Haram
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That the US government should raise the retirement age for social security
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That people should have to pass drug tests to receive welfare
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That Spain should abolish their monarchy
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That squatting in abandoned buildings should be legal
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That public universities are superior to private universities
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That we should end all forms of affirmative action
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That multinational companies should be liable for human rights abuses anywhere in their supply chain
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That labor unions ought to be abolished
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That there should be no minimum wage
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That scientists should have a delegation in national legislature
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That the rise of a 'hookup culture' is regrettable
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That the internet has a damaging impact on society
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That women should reject practices that alter the appearance of their genitalia
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That police should exercise tolerance when working with cases involving BDSM culture
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That prisons should be privatised
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That we should stop all attempts to gather intelligence by deception and/or coercion of foreign citizens
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That homeschooling as a form of alternative education should be abolished
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That all forms of education should be free
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That the use of drones in warfare should be condemned
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That international adoption should be banned
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That universal healthcare is worth the expense
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That development assistance should be prioritized over military aid in the Sahel region of Africa
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That we should regret the strong promotion of people declaring their sexual orientation
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That all forms of abortion should be legal
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That debasing the Islamic Courts Union from Somalia is regrettable
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That wearing the hijab in public should be banned
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That governments should only test drugs for safety, not effectiveness, before approving them for the public
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That workplaces are generally better off with uniforms
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That countries have a moral duty to protect human rights in other countries
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That central banks should be abolished
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That the United States of America should fund moderate Madrassas throughout the Islamic world
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That Australian and New Zealand protectorates should given independence under an agreement of free association
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That we should ban political opinion polls
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That there should be a ban on pornography
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That copyright law should not extend to the internet
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That vaccination should be compulsory
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That banning books is justifiable
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That there should be a quota on television for locally produced shows
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That we should legalize all drugs
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That we should seek to colonize the moon
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That children should not be allowed to participate in drugs trials
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That life-extending medical procedures should be denied to the terminally ill
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That the government should pay housewives
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That schools should discipline students for cyberbullying
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That the Olympic Games are worth watching
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That comparing modern Israel to the Holocaust is counter-productive in critiquing modern Israel
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That human cloning is immoral
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That online matchmaking is a better system than traditional dating
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That we should allow prisoners to volunteer for drug trials in exchange for lighter sentences
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That Ogaden and the North Eastern Province should be taken by force
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That women should not serve in military combat roles
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That South Africa should annex Lesotho
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That states should seek to prioritise reducing income inequality over GDP growth
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That we should limit the amount of food aid that developed nations can freely provide
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That paralympic sports deserve more broadcasting time
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That mercury should be labelled as safe for general use
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That cities with significant immigrant populations should actively break up ethnic enclaves
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That Costa Rica should put the economy before environmental protection
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That free immigration is a fundamentally good thing
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That attempted suicide should be a criminal offence
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That there should be a right to bear arms
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That police should offer rewards to help solve crimes
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That the European Union should lift its arms embargo on China
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That the commodification of indigenous cultures is regrettable
Agree
That the state should finance alternative e-schools
Agree
That conscription is a war crime
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That capitalism is superior to socialism
Agree
Holmes101 is 37.44% controversial.