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Tanner The Monotone:
I don't understand the need for drugs. I'm not just talking about illegal things, I'm talking about alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine. Although it's almost impossible to ban the latter examples because of the effect it would have on the world economy, I still wouldn't mind if they weren't used.

I also don't like porn. I know that people imagine themselves as the actor in the flick, but I don't understand how you ignore the fact that your watching two random people screw the crap out of each other and don't feel like a pervert. I also don't like how easy it is to access. There are probably a lot of kids out there that learned about sex from the internet.

You want to ban things on the basis that you don't like them?

Mayhaps:

Tanner The Monotone:
I don't understand the need for drugs. I'm not just talking about illegal things, I'm talking about alcohol, cigarettes, caffeine. Although it's almost impossible to ban the latter examples because of the effect it would have on the world economy, I still wouldn't mind if they weren't used.

I also don't like porn. I know that people imagine themselves as the actor in the flick, but I don't understand how you ignore the fact that your watching two random people screw the crap out of each other and don't feel like a pervert. I also don't like how easy it is to access. There are probably a lot of kids out there that learned about sex from the internet.

You want to ban things on the basis that you don't like them?

Don't we all?

eevangoh:

JoJo:
I also don't get where you got this "we can't flat out read body signals" from because it's clearly defined as a "spectrum disorder" which means the strength of symptoms can vary widely between sufferers. If every Asperger's person found it completely 100% impossible to read body language then it wouldn't be a spectrum!

That's exactly what I'm talking about. Asperger's' defenition is so wide it captures pretty much everything from "slightly awkward and OCD" to "Sheldon Cooper", thus devaluing it and making it a useless, meaningless diagnosis. Social awkwardness, OCD (again, mostly a bullshit diagnosis since one can safely assume 100% of people have it in some form), and physical awkwardness (hoo boy) sure are a bitch, but I firmly believe only the more or less extreme cases that cannot be overcome just with the sufferer's conscious effort and necessitate professional help should be qualified as a syndrome.

Same thing with ADD. It's also often used as a cop-out by teachers who don't want to tell the kid's parents their child is actually dumb or lazy, and that doesn't help things at all.

Apologies for late reply, forgot about this thread. To reply to your first paragraph, if someone had entirely overcome a disorder without any professional assistance then I too would have doubts about their diagnosis, but in reality this hasn't happened to me. As I said in my initial response to you, while I have learned to socialise to well-enough to hold down a job and have normal-ish friends I'm not up to neurotypical standard and will likely never be. Under your definition therefore I would still have it.

Really though, if you believe it should be redefined then that's up to you. I don't mind how you think it should be changed as long as you know the current way it's diagnosed since correcting a few (sadly not that common) misconceptions was the reason I originally jumped into this debate.

People with very poor living standards and income should not be allowed to have children. Not like the bottom 25% of income, I'm talkin' the lowest 4-5% of people that have their lives out of control and can barely support themselves, let alone a child. You should be able to prove that you have your shit together before taking on the biggest possible responsibility in life.

I also think that countries that have too many people should just ship a couple thousand over to Japan, one of the only first world countries that has a decreasing population. Japan seems to have their stuff in order and could give people better opportunities than a place like India or China.

The death penalty should be legal for confirmed criminals and the process should be sped up so people like Charles Manson don't sit in their cell and burn government money awaiting execution.

There should be a cap on money people make, lets say around 500 million or something else completely ridiculous, where anything after that goes directly to charity. I think that's actually something almost everyone can agree with.

And for the last thing, I think that the world powers should just bum rush North Korea and destroy every trace of government there, handing power over to South Korea. The people in North Korea would benefit in the long run even if they're too brainwashed to know it.

Fudge, double post, ignore please.

Ok.. I will say a few, I am disgusted by a lot of what I read here, however I will join in as that is the point :P

here goes

I think all religion should be abolished, believing in what you want is fine, organized religion is bad.
If religion is not to be abolished it should certainly hold absolutely no place in law, at all, and the religious organizations should not be tax exempt

Activision and Infinity Ward are absolute lying bastards. They betrayed the PC community and they laugh at us. We made infinity Ward, without us they would be nothing!
Call of Duty was good until modern warfare 2, which was utter shit, and modern warfare 3, which is even worse.

Far Cry 2 sucked ass and I have never been so disappointed in a game. Open world my ass. It is just roads surrounded by cliffs that you can't climb!

That is all I can think of at the moment.. oo and two more

I hate consoles! :D
I hate extreme console fanboys!
I have seen them say that PCs are not as powerful as consoles, What?! Modern PCs are literally 10x more powerful than consoles, console hardware is 7 years old!

(yes I realise I am a PC fanboy)
Thankyou :)

My turn. *Flame shield, ACTIVATE! D:< *

I think Valve is a horrible game developer.

Half Life was absolute crap (seriously, I got bored of it after only 2 hours of play), Portal wasn't even their idea in the first place, and Portal 2 is a total cash-in.

The only thing is, they're an excellent company as a whole. Why? Because of Steam.

Steam is the single greatest invention to computer gaming, in my opinion. Primarily because it reminds me of Sega Channel, for the 32-bit Genesis, but...still.

Yeah. I just plain don't like Valve. Most of the games they come up with are borderline rudimentary, and the only reason why they're so popular is because they are rudimentary. There's no complex mechanics or strategies to understand until you're ready to become serious about the game, it's pretty much just pick up and play.

- Theists opinion os not a valid point.

- Democracy is a fucking joke.

- I do not owe respect/tolerance to someones culture just because it's not my culture and
therefore I wouldn't understand it.

- Abortion and Marijuana should be legal.

- Death penalty should be legal (if you have murdered and/or raped someone, feeling bad and
sorry for it is not good enough)

on a more videogamey note:

- The Halo saga & Gears of War saga are absolutely great.

- I have not and do not plan to playing Mass Effect 1,2 or 3 for that matter.

- LoL is really boring.

- Nostalgia is bullshit.

SamuelT:

Sparrow:
People with self-caused problems should not get free health care. If you drink/smoke/eat yourself into some kind of medical condition (liver failure, lung cancer, diabetes ect.) then that's your own damn fault and you should pay for your own fucking healthcare.

Also, I don't think DA2 was that bad. Not good, just not that bad.

That opinion is wrong and you should feel bad.

OT: I don't think mentally handicapped people deserve my immediate sympathy and help. I'm not responsible for whatever they have going on.

Whats wrong with this? Granted it would have to apply after a certain date. E.g. Anyone who takes up smoking now shouldn't get free health care because its fucking obviouse that its bad for you. Our government gains $1b in revenue from tax on smokes but spends $5b on health care when the invevitable diseases and cancers come knocking on the door. (Figures are the Australian government and p.a.).

TheDrunkNinja:

If religion didn't exist, are you honestly going to tell me that people wouldn't have found a different reason or cause to do the horrible things others have done in the name of religion? While we're at it, let's get rid of the different races, hmm? People have been fighting because of different skin color just as long as they've been fighting because of different gods or philosophies.

If you believe religion shouldn't exist because of conflict in the world, then you also believe that people shouldn't form different governments, that people shouldn't be able to form their own ideas and opinions, and that anything unique about any individual shouldn't exist as well. For it is that people are different that there is conflict today. Ostracizing and getting rid of religion is utterly foolish and serves as yet another case that YOU hate what is different to YOU. YOU don't believe in a religion. YOU would have no qualms about ending its existence, because religion is different from what YOU believe.

Yes I'm honestly going to tell you that people wouldn't find a different cause. Obviously there are other reasons to do horrible things, like greed, but religion is still a major contributer in the "things to motivate people to do horrible things". Good luck convicing people to blow themselves up without religion twisting their thinking. If it wasn't for religion their survival instincts would have more of an impact, instead they're counting on salvation and rewards for their actions.

And how do I suddenly believe that people shouldn't form governments because I think the above? Or think freely? If anything by advocating that religion is a major cause of suffering in the world I'd be thinking more freely, as I'm not counting on the Sunday sermon to tell me what to think.

Do you know who launched the crusades? Pope Urban II.
What inspires todays terrorists? Relgion.

Lim3:

SamuelT:

Sparrow:
People with self-caused problems should not get free health care. If you drink/smoke/eat yourself into some kind of medical condition (liver failure, lung cancer, diabetes ect.) then that's your own damn fault and you should pay for your own fucking healthcare.

Also, I don't think DA2 was that bad. Not good, just not that bad.

That opinion is wrong and you should feel bad.

OT: I don't think mentally handicapped people deserve my immediate sympathy and help. I'm not responsible for whatever they have going on.

Whats wrong with this? Granted it would have to apply after a certain date. E.g. Anyone who takes up smoking now shouldn't get free health care because its fucking obviouse that its bad for you. Our government gains $1b in revenue from tax on smokes but spends $5b on health care when the invevitable diseases and cancers come knocking on the door. (Figures are the Australian government and p.a.).

See:

SamuelT:

Relish in Chaos:

He's got a point. People that binge-drink, smoke and/or over-eat due to lack of self-control should know of the potentially harmful side-effects it can cause, therefore why should we have to pay for their treatment and cause an even bigger drain on resources, when they could've just not done it in the first place and actually taken better fucking care of themselves? Why shouldn't they pay for their own damn health care?

Of course, that excludes those who suffer second-hand smoke, slow metabolisms and just happen to have diabetes through no fault of their own.

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I don't think incest before second cousins and incestuous marriage should be illegal, as long as you don't reproduce.

Bestiality is animal abuse, and I don't care what anyone says about it "not hurting the animal". It's still having sex with a living being against their will, therefore that's rape. Pure and simple. You could make the same argument that child molestation doesn't hurt the child if it doesn't know what's going on, but it'd be equally as retarded.

Oh, mate. Sorry, I kinda made that unclear. I was commenting on his DA2 thing. I agree with the former opinion, I'm just bashing his opinion on DA2.

It's a thing we do.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/man-who-enjoys-thing-informed-he-is-wrong,7057/

That people, no matter who they are or what they believe in, are entitled to their own opinions.

Even if (I think) their opinions are misguided, hateful, and all-around stupid.

Which it seems has never been an idea shared by the populace, as everyone crawls up one another's ass about every little thing it seems.

This one might get me killed but here goes... Firefly sucked and it deserved to be cancelled

DrOswald:

James Ennever:
Ok, Where to start...
4 All people with ADHD should be taught better self control,and not just dosed up on ritalin and the only funding it should receive is thought the school system.

I don't know if this is actually how you meant it, but I am glad you said "not just" because medication for ADD and ADHD is a very good idea and is far more effective when used alongside therapy. I should know, I am ADD myself, and my parents were very careful about how my condition was treated. They used therapy alongside medication to give me the best chance of overcoming the disadvantage. They did it right. But I am telling you that the medication is a really good idea. Without that medication I probably wouldn't have made it through high school.

True ADD and ADHD is not something you can just will away. It is, at its root, a physical problem in the brain. Over years a person can learn to deal with it sometimes even overcoming the absolute need for medication, but that is very rare. And it's not like it goes away, they just learn to control it so it impacts their life as little as possible.

I do think over diagnosis and over medication is a problem but getting rid of medication completely, as I have seen many suggest, is just stupid. ADD and ADHD are not problems you can simply man up and deal with. That's like telling a person to man up and stop being diabetic. That is not how it works.

I agree with you entirely, That is why I did not say "do away with the medicine entirely".
In high school, All the ADD and adhd suffering kids when they broke any rules or were simply annoying the teachers, were sent to the principals office, given ritalin and then sent back to class, no lectures, just pills.
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Thes same should go for autism spetrum disorders.

Lim3:

TheDrunkNinja:

If religion didn't exist, are you honestly going to tell me that people wouldn't have found a different reason or cause to do the horrible things others have done in the name of religion? While we're at it, let's get rid of the different races, hmm? People have been fighting because of different skin color just as long as they've been fighting because of different gods or philosophies.

If you believe religion shouldn't exist because of conflict in the world, then you also believe that people shouldn't form different governments, that people shouldn't be able to form their own ideas and opinions, and that anything unique about any individual shouldn't exist as well. For it is that people are different that there is conflict today. Ostracizing and getting rid of religion is utterly foolish and serves as yet another case that YOU hate what is different to YOU. YOU don't believe in a religion. YOU would have no qualms about ending its existence, because religion is different from what YOU believe.

Yes I'm honestly going to tell you that people wouldn't find a different cause. Obviously there are other reasons to do horrible things, like greed, but religion is still a major contributer in the "things to motivate people to do horrible things". Good luck convicing people to blow themselves up without religion twisting their thinking. If it wasn't for religion their survival instincts would have more of an impact, instead they're counting on salvation and rewards for their actions.

And how do I suddenly believe that people shouldn't form governments because I think the above? Or think freely? If anything by advocating that religion is a major cause of suffering in the world I'd be thinking more freely, as I'm not counting on the Sunday sermon to tell me what to think.

Do you know who launched the crusades? Pope Urban II.
What inspires todays terrorists? Relgion.

All it takes is a strong enough ideal that one can get behind for a man to throw his life away in service to it.

Sometimes it takes the charismatic words of another. Sometimes it takes the social pressure of an organized majority. But it happens. With or without claiming a divine doctrine.

That isn't exclusive to religion. If you can't see that... Well, you already know what you represent to me.

Not that I think I've changed your mind. To me, this thread was about voicing opinions that are generally unpopular, not directly disputing others that disagree with your views. I know others have taken this thread and turned it into a place to argue with one another. I don't plan on doing that. Your view is completely illogical to me, as no doubt mine is completely illogical to you.

Your opinion has been heard. Let's be civil, and leave it at that.

I don't like indie games

really...with their "cute artsey ness" I just dont care

I like my guns, my set peices, my cutscenes, my AAA games thats what I like

I really, really dislike people who smoke weed and am totally against weed legalization. In fact, I think we need to destroy every single weed garden with a flamethrower. Stop smoking your fucking brain cells away and go be useful. And no it's not a "harmless relaxer," it actually impairs your memory and makes it harder to learn and concentrate. No wonder all of the stoners I've met just seem like completely clueless people.

Vault101:
I don't like indie games

really...with their "cute artsey ness" I just dont care

I like my guns, my set peices, my cutscenes, my AAA games thats what I like

I agree with you x100000. I'd take Modern Warfare Michael Bay setpieces any day over an indie game where the entire game is about rolling a duck into a hole. Give me big guns, big swords, big explosions and big overdramatic death scenes and I'll be happy. Maybe it's the fact that indie games seem really "hasty". I know that's because the budget is definitely low, but that doesn't change the fact that most of them look and play like something you'd find on Newgrounds from 2005. Am I the cancer that's killing the gaming industry?

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I have 2 that I can think of at the moment:

1. ADD and ADHD are incredibly over-diagnosed. "Oh my god, why wont my 6-year old boy sit completely still and focus on his schoolwork for 7 hours a day? HE HAS ADHD OBVIOUSLY!"

2. Every person who opposes gay marriage is a complete fucking idiot. Every. Single. One.

I don't think Pedophilia should count as a mental disorder, and the same goes for all "alternative" sexual lifestyles. Homosexuality used to be considered an illness of the mind, and we all know that was bullshit. If someone chooses to rape, or molest, a child, then that person should be arrested. However, merely being a pedophile, shouldn't count as a crime.

Frostbyte:
I hate most Bronies. Not all of them, but most of them
I enjoy Runescape.
Nathan Drake isn't a tosspot, and I don't see why people hate him.
The 2008 Prince of Persia game wasn't crap.
Loading Ready Run isn't as funny as most people make it out to be. However, Unskippable and Feed Dump are highly underrated.
Dubstep is my least favorite genre of music.
The only good Oasis album was Morning Glory.
America is overrated (Coming from a Kiwi).
The Starwars prequels weren't that bad, and Jar-Jar Binks was kind of funny-ish.
I find nothing wrong with the use of Comic Sans. It's a nice and friendly font.
The Clash are the best band.

How many fan groups have I pissed off?

With the exception of The Clash being the best band, I agree with you.

Runescape is a good game.
Now that's almost certainly going to get me some hate.

I don't think preexisting medical conditions should be covered by healthcare. Would it make sense if you were uninsured and some punk hit your car with a rock, and then you went out and got Geico, expecting them to cover it? Insurance is for accidents, not a magic wand to make all problems go away. If the companies had to cover preexisting conditions, they'd all be out of business by the end of the week.

Now, if they should cover preexisting conditions under nationalized healthcare is a different story, and a bit of a moot point for a capitalist country.

Luca72:
I think medical marijuana is waste of time, and marijuana should be sold, taxed, and regulated like alcohol. That opinion seems to be accepted by about half the country.

But I also think all drugs should be legalized. Yep - morphine, amphetamines, you name it. Studies have shown that current policy doesn't reduce the tendency of people to get addicted to them, and that the major health problems people have as a result is because they're getting low-quality chemicals off the street.
If only cleanly made drugs were sold (and all these drugs have medical uses, so they ARE all produced cleanly by regulated companies as well) I think it would reduce fatalities and take a lot of money out of the black market. It's juvenile for politicians to think that restricting availability will stop people from using. There's really very little different between what we're doing now and what happened during Prohibition, whose only significant lasting effect was to strengthen the black market beyond belief.

Why bother fighting it when you can tax it? Sheesh, it's not like the drug war is actually getting anywhere. If it was, it'd be over by now. Plus social darwinism, for all those naysayers. What's not to like?

Incidentally, I'm a libertarian. It's also 3:30am, my first argument prolly has a hole in it I'm not seeing. Will fill later.

I am a Libertarian.

Everyone one of my political opinions is unpopular to one side of the political spectrum or the other (others are unpopular to both).

Black Arrow Officer:

Vault101:
I don't like indie games

really...with their "cute artsey ness" I just dont care

I like my guns, my set peices, my cutscenes, my AAA games thats what I like

I agree with you x100000. I'd take Modern Warfare Michael Bay setpieces any day over an indie game where the entire game is about rolling a duck into a hole. Give me big guns, big swords, big explosions and big overdramatic death scenes and I'll be happy. Maybe it's the fact that indie games seem really "hasty". I know that's because the budget is definitely low, but that doesn't change the fact that most of them look and play like something you'd find on Newgrounds from 2005. Am I the cancer that's killing the gaming industry?

HAHAHAHAHA..hahaha oh dear god...that image

but yeah, also theres nothing wrong with enjoying asthetically pleasing games (or you know "graphics whore") <- but I havnt heeard that term in a while

azzair:

Ah, but there is the beauty of reducing the population, there are many, many ways to do it. Not all humane, and I would certainly not back them, but they are there. If we could change everyone's consumption over night, if there was a way to do it, even if it meant some sacrifice (economic probably) had to take place, I would rather that. But if faced with the over-consumption of resources, which means the end of the world as we know it and millions of people dying of starvation or some other related consequence, and we cannot change our consumption in time, there is always violence. Which would suck, suck big donkey cohones.
There are plenty of viruses out there which can be modified to have a 2/3 mortality rate, and its distribution would not be hard. A small deposit here, another there. TA DA! half the world is infected. It's wrong to even consider it a possibility, but it is one.
My approach would need it to be politically accepted however, and I would stick to it to my death. Violence would not be my resource, but it might be someone else's. In comparison, I find reducing the population my way to be humane, even if impractical.

Spreading a virus with a 2/3rds mortality rate (like bird flu, which has recently been modified in a lab to spread between mammals (ferrets at least) and is the subject of great interest to bioterrorism experts, but which has provided some critically important data) is pretty retarded. You're not going to be able to control its spread and it'll probably end up shutting down countries almost entirely, as it rages through some areas, disproportionately wiping out some groups of people critical to a functioning society e.g. medical professionals, food transport and mass transit, petrol station and power station managers/workers etc.. Not to mention the dangers of people panicking and acting like asshats to each other out of mortal fear. No, while we're doing great damage to our environment, we have to learn to work together more cooperatively with a longer term viewpoint, not act completely chaotically. The 1918 swine flu epidemic was ~2% lethal and it caused major issues.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1918_flu_pandemic

The global mortality rate from the 1918/1919 pandemic is not known, but an estimated 10% to 20% of those who were infected died. With about a third of the world population infected, this case-fatality ratio means 3% to 6% of the entire global population died.

It is said that this flu killed more people in 24 weeks than AIDS has killed in 24 years, more in a year than the Black Death killed in a century.

Even in areas where mortality was low, so many were incapacitated that much of everyday life was hampered. Some communities closed all stores or required customers to leave orders outside. There were reports that the health-care workers could not tend the sick nor the gravediggers bury the dead because they too were ill. Mass graves were dug by steam shovel and bodies buried without coffins in many places.

I generally like people, and genuinely want to trust them.

I think kids in third world countries are inspiring

I think all those who use gay/whore/virgin as insults are dickheaded (pardon my 'french')

neonsword13-ops:
Fallout 3 was better than New Vegas.

Atmosphere in 3 was superior in every way.

*Flameshield... UP!*

thank you very much I think people who say fallout 3 sucks compared to new Vegas are mentally retarded

I think ME3 had a good ending and i am ashamed to be a bioware fan at the moment

I support abortion and the death plenty

I dislike the way people treat others on the internet just because there are no repercussions and i would support a bill that made it so you have to have your name or identifying factor on any username you have on the net

I think humans have gotten too lazy in the last 20 years why are we not on the moon why are we not advancing the world is virtually the same as it was 20 years ago just some things have gotten better

1.Religion really, really sucks. My opinion of religious people is that of believers in horoscopes and any other superstition. I think they're freaks and hardly take their bullshit seriously.

2.I loved COD before it was cool in 2004. I loved it after it became everyone's favorite shooter in 2007. And I still love after it became the game everyone loves to hate in 2010.

3.The Uncharted series sucks. Sure, the graphics and story telling are great. But they're too scripted and too boring. The shooting and climbing mechanics are really shitty.

4.(Outdated) Rebecca Black is bad, but isn't the worst artist out there by any means. Most pop shit nowadays is equally, or more, bad. I think most of the negative reaction is stemming from conformity and need to jump in the orgy of any bad internet joke.

5.PSV>3DS. Coming from someone who has both.

k3v1n:

- Democracy is a fucking joke.

What should we have instead then?

OT:
I think in very severe cases, death penalty is good. Sometimes nothing you can do without torture is bad enough for them

Everytone against gay rights are dumb, i've never seen any valid argument against it. In fact, I just derailed the comments section of a youtube video with about 60 000 views into an argument about it. Was pretty funny, since most people arguing against me were saying things about how they would like to curbstomp gay people, so instantly I could just see they were insane.

>I feel really uncomfortable around mentally challenged people or the paralyzed to the point of only being able to move your eye balls. Like really really uncomfortable and I know a lot of other people feel the same but nobody ever says anything. I will walk out of a room if someone like that enters.

>I think college should be free (impossible but I wish it was)

>High school should be abolished or at least revamped

>Marijuana and other drugs should be legal. Let people smoke/inject/snort whatever. It's their body.

>Funerals should be done away with, everyone should be cremated.

>We should really look more into advancing cloning.

>You can love your family without loving to spend time with them. (cause I fucking hate hanging out with my family).

>Legal age for sex should be 16

>I think the ME3 ending was fine (lol :3)

edit: 400 posts huzzah

-Many liberals that preach religious tolerance are hypocrites. They claim that they're open-minded and embrace all religions. Mention you're a Christian however and they'll start railing about the Crusades and the Inquisition as if you're somehow personally responsible for such events. At least intolerant conservatives tend to be up front about their prejudices.

-Nine out of ten "Medicinal marijuana" claims are just people wanting to smoke pot and get high without getting busted by the police. If the substance is the miracle drug proponents claim it to be, isolate the beneficial compounds and get the FDA to legalize the sale of said compounds in pill form at pharmacies. You would get all the medical benefits without the side effects of smoking the stuff, including the godawful smell of pot smoke (I'd rather smell cigarette smoke if given the choice).

-It's advisable to hold off on sex until marriage. Having said that, I don't pass judgment on those that don't. Whatever happens in someone's bedroom is their business, not mine.

-I can't stand rap and hip-hop music. Most of it sounds the same to me, and I dislike its endorsement of such things as drug abuse, violence and objectifying women.

-I believe the reasons for the U.S. going to war in Afghanistan were entirely justified...I just don't think the war itself has been handled very well.

-College fraternities and sororities should be abolished. Most of them no longer serve their original purpose of intellectual and social development and helping out the community. Nowadays they're just a place for insufferable pricks to get shit-faced and behave like twats (at least that's what most fraternities and sororities are like where I live).

-I support Israel over Palestine. Yes there have been incidents where the Israeli military has mistreated Palestinian civilians, but they usually aren't the ones using innocents as human shields or bombing school buses.

-I think interstellar space travel is unfeasible, at least as long as Einstein's theory of relativity is still regarded as correct. Colonizing other worlds (particularly ones outside our solar system) would require a colossal expenditure of time and money that would be better utilized to help people here on Earth. Stick to sending unmanned satellites and probes out to gather information about the cosmos instead.

-I think the two-party system in the U.S. should be done away with and replaced with a parliamentary form of government instead.

-The United States' status as a superpower is starting to come to an end. The sooner it realizes this and learns to accept it, the easier the transition will be.

The idea of being all macho and manly is toxic and should be eliminated with utmost haste. Gender neutrality is the way to go.

Clubs (as in, "umzte umzte" clubs) suck ass. I imagine I'm not the only one here who thinks so but its an unpopular opinion among almost everyone I know between the ages of 14 and 30.

TheTurtleMan:
People with very poor living standards and income should not be allowed to have children. Not like the bottom 25% of income, I'm talkin' the lowest 4-5% of people that have their lives out of control and can barely support themselves, let alone a child. You should be able to prove that you have your shit together before taking on the biggest possible responsibility in life.

I also think that countries that have too many people should just ship a couple thousand over to Japan, one of the only first world countries that has a decreasing population. Japan seems to have their stuff in order and could give people better opportunities than a place like India or China.

The death penalty should be legal for confirmed criminals and the process should be sped up so people like Charles Manson don't sit in their cell and burn government money awaiting execution.

There should be a cap on money people make, lets say around 500 million or something else completely ridiculous, where anything after that goes directly to charity. I think that's actually something almost everyone can agree with.

And for the last thing, I think that the world powers should just bum rush North Korea and destroy every trace of government there, handing power over to South Korea. The people in North Korea would benefit in the long run even if they're too brainwashed to know it.

Sorry, I just can't go past this.

Your income has zero impact on your parenting abilities. Also, shockingly, even if there is a standard by which the worth of a human being can be measured, it isn't fucking money. Also, having a child isn't "the biggest possible responsibility in life".

Surely you are aware than Japan is among the most densely populated nations in the world?

This point I can sort of agree with.

That is totally not how economy works.

Man is the measure of all things. What divine power has been vested in you that gave you the right and ability to decide which ideology is wrong and which one isn't, and the right to make such a big decision without the consent of its object?

Oh, by the way, can we do away with all the "you disagreed with an unpopular opinion in an unpopular opinions thread" bullshit already? Unpopular opinions can still be wrong or stupid.

eevangoh:
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Actually the thread title isn't "Unpopular opinions that are actually generally accepted by most people," it's just unpopular opinions. No shit my ideas don't seem likable. I stand by these ideas 100% no matter how ignorant because I have a little something called stupidity, uh I mean integrity.

People who can't care for themselves have no business to care for children, I know that this doesn't directly correlate with economic income, but it's a damn good indicator. And yes, for the majority of people on this Earth, caring for the children is the most important thing.

I don't really know if I can convince you that India is WAY more overpopulated than Japan other than just saying to google "Japan declining population." The evidence and population trends should be proof enough.

On North Korea, who says we can't make a big decision without the consent of the populace, people have been doing it since the dawn of time. The quality of life in North Korea has to be abominable. People are starving to death regularly and just when the government almost makes a trade of food between them and the US, they conduct yet another illegal missile test and screw it up. Yea, there are different acceptable ways of running the countries, and then there's North Korea. A hereditary dictatorship that blinds their people from what's going on around the world in order to control them. So yeah, FUCK THE NORTH KOREAN GOVERNMENT.

I am in full support of genetic engineering, I heard (I don't know if this is reliable) that you can modify a child's DNA before it is born to eliminate certain genes, like the one that causes Downs Syndrome, having been born with Cerebal Paulsey, good god what I wouldn't have given to have been modified to turn out better, everyone else I talk to on the subject says it's inhumane, though I fail to see how, ok it's not exact;y natural, but it still seems ultimately beneficial

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