What Will Save Our Screwed-Up Economy? [Pic]

Submitted by: Fancys_Asst 7 years ago in

Simple... three words...
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Male 8
ZOMG How could he forget the anal sex! Were godamn doomed without it.
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Male 404
Sourkrauter, do you realize that if pot is legalized, American companies will sell it and the need for border smuggling will disappear?

It will bring a profit, and hurt the drug cartels supplying the pot now.

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Male 217
pft if people think homosexuality is wrong, they have yet to cater to romanian gypsies.
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Male 894
i used to smoke but i still say there will always be people against smokin pot, especially employers. if marijuana is ever totally legalized, in all states, you will see a massive influx of mexicans moving tons more of it over the borders, the government wont see much of it except for what gets sold in stores and taxed
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Female 301
devin: i dont smoke it but i must say you have a point
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Male 1,093
metalm0rgan
Male, 18-29, Europe
12 Posts Thursday, January 21, 2010 2:00:12 AM
Politics and religion shouldn`t mix. Thats what starts wars.

no stupid people starts war.

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Male 791
gay marriage, AND the legalization of marijuana. even if you dont smoke it, how can you say that 13 Billion dollars a year is not good?
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Female 956
politics and religion shouldn`t mix...indeed...george bush was a perfect example of that.

but there will always be `god fearing` imbeciles ruling good ol` us of a and using `religion` as a mask.

*gag*

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Male 110
Politics and religion shouldn`t mix. Thats what starts wars.
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Male 43
The sad part is this would probably help. (btw I am STRONGLY for gay marriage)
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Male 326
MrComedy,

I did not in any way actually mean that divorce should be made illegal, I was just making the point that quite often we hear how gay marriage would invalidate the sanctity of marriage. This goes back to the fact that it`s a religious view.

This argument is usually coming from the right wing three time divorcee who`s vowed "til death do us part" in every marriage.

I`m just saying that the divorce rate in this country puts the light to the lie on the religious reasoning, and it comes down to nothing more than homophobia and hate, thinly masked by a religious cover soas to appear to be defending a viewpoint, rather than attacking a lifestyle.

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Male 21
@obhwfgirl: Oh, how you make me laugh, quite fitting thank you. You have such a romantic humor when it comes to understanding reality. For instance: a country founded on equality for all. Do I need to state the obvious oppressing for the native american people, an oppression which still continues almost nearly as strong today? Equality for the slaves used to build this country`s foundation? It`s odd that history has been cherry-picked to suit the arguments of legalizing gay marriage, but let`s throw another reality into the mix: this country is financed, and composed, mostly of Christians. I am not one, don`t go get your high horse, but it is a reality. Is it in the government`s best interest to appeal to Christians, or homosexuals (avoid the `Christian homosexual` strawman for a moment, please.) Bearing that in mind, is the `struggle` (Haha) really worth the civil unrest it creates? Because homosexual men and women can`t enjoy a freedom from oppression they already enjoy? Pfft
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Male 12,138
Forgive me for not being informed on the direction of the thread, I haven`t read all the comments (for once), so maybe this has been covered already.

Not my retort (I think it was xxPinkxx), but I love it so that I must repeat it here, original author`s credit:

"Religious types: Don`t like Gay Marriage? Then shut the f*ck up and don`t get one".

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Female 582
Like someone said earlier about marriage -- allow gay marriage or outlaw divorce" -- it`s the same with equality, freedom, and liberties

Give equality to all or to none. If only some freedoms are recognized for some people, then it really freedom or equality, is it?

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Female 582
MrComedy, you`re missing the point. In a country founded on equality for all, how is there equality when homosexuals relationships aren`t recognized as valid? Equality for all is not being protected by the government and establishes a precedent that homosexuals are second class citizens -- not for their choices, but for who they are. What`s worse is that we have a secular government (or, we`re supposed to) and the basis for the anti-gay marriage argument is deeply rooted in religion. Rationalize your anti-gay marriage arguments all you want, but they aren`t impeding on the rights of others. You`re impeding on theirs.

Every person has to recognize that the Constitution needs to protect all liberties of all people. If religious people can`t do that, they disgrace the struggles people went through for THEIR religious freedoms.

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Female 365
*sigh* no further comments
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Male 15,832
vitaliy "Considering how the U.S. spends around 7 billion dollars annually on fighting cannabis, and over 7 billion would be made from taxes, we`re losing AT LEAST 14 bil a year."

It`s a LOT worse than that. About 1 million people are arrested each year for posession -- about half of them for the first time. A single pot arrest will cut their lifetime earnings in half, since they can only get low-paying jobs, they spend more time unemployed, and they are denied educational opportunities. Even decades later, their lack of experience keeps them out of high-paying jobs.

I ran the numbers, and it came to about $600,000 in lost GDP for every first-time pot arrest -- about $300 billion per year total.

Add in the cost of eradication, interdiction, enforcement, adjudication, incarceration, coerced "treatment" programs, probation/parole supervision, and all the other problems caused by the criminal underground, and that adds another $100 billion or more.

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Male 208
To almightybob:
So you`re saying it`s actually heterosexuality that separates us from the animals? Man, you learn something new everyday!
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Male 21
MrComedy says: It`s funny, because homosexuality isn`t wrong, expecting anyone to cater to homosexuals is. Love and marriage is a short bridge that is built by sexual relationship, homosexual men and women can maintain a platonic friendship with members of their attracted gender, the short leap being when sex is involved. The argument that divorce should be outlawed on the basis that it proves marriage vows are a `sham` is counter-productive to the entire movement to legalize gay marriage in the first place. Marry each other, have a ceremony, find a minister that will bless the union in the eyes of whatever deity you choose. Wear the rings, call yourselves Mr. and Mr. Whatever, have your names legally changed, I`m for it, I`ll call you married. Oh, you want the union recognized by the government? Now you`ve just made it a sham, congratulations. Imposters.
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Male 4,290
mykunter - homosexuality is extensively documented as occurring in the animal world. Unless you`re saying those animals are all saying FU to Mother Nature too?
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Male 1,666
I just don`t understand. If the intelligent people on here outweigh the idiots so much, why hasn`t this been voted in yet? I guess religious zealots can`t use computers or something...
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Male 1,666
"And it`s true, legalize pot and the billions (in new tax dollars) would roll in"

Considering how the U.S. spends around 7 billion dollars annually on fighting cannabis, and over 7 billion would be made from taxes, we`re losing AT LEAST 14 bil a year.

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Male 1,351
All right just want to get a few things off my chest once (because God knows how many times we`ll all be repeating this argument again and again):

Carderis: You have a thought provoking and succinct argument which frankly I think does not have some counterattack biblical regurgitation which many cower behind. Well done, I will use this if you don`t mind. (SmilinSam has quoted his line below).

To those who oppose gay marriage, fine. You have your views, I have mine. But do NOT be a craven idiot and say "I do have gay friends", "I support gays, just not giving them the benefits of marriage", or some other bs. If you oppose gay marriage and can`t even tell ME that without also defending yourself, then you are are effectively trying to cover your arse from both sides. Don`t.

Overall, I think we have wasted too much time. Let`s try to legalize gay marriage, at least starting in the U.S. for now, before the president`s term is up. Many people have waited a long time

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Male 40,764
[quote]GlooStikk is really bad for gay sex (or any other kind of sex, for that matter)[/quote]

Oooo, OldOllie, you`re forgetting KINKY sex!

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Female 3,598
Allow Gay marriage, or make divorce illegal. The "sanctity" of marriage is a lie if your vows mean nothing.
THIS IS THE SMARTEST THING I HAVE EVER HEARD ANYONE SAY ON THIS SUBJECT.
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Female 3,598
I`ve got two words that will save the US economy: LEGALIZE MARIJUANA
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Male 40,764
And it`s true, legalize pot and the billions (in new tax dollars) would roll in, crime would drop 50%, people would be happies and Cheetos sales would triple.
But, that would make common sense, eh?
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Male 669
even if gay marriage was legal it still wouldn`t save the economy
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Male 40,764
Brave words MikeHunter, I hope you don`t get flammed too badly :)
And yes, homosexuals, by definition, cannot reproduce, period.
Otherwise, gay bridal registries would be TWICE as lucrative as hetero ones, lolz!
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Female 1,077
@mykunter
you`re such a tard it makes me wanna pinch your little cheeks. you`re like a boy saying how girls have cooties.
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Female 837
Bahahahaha. When I read the sign, I actually heard one of my flamboyantly gay friends saying, "Gay bridal registry." and I giggled a lot.
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Female 3,828
lol awesome.
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Male 11
That`s right, because even heterosexual acts are only okay if they produce babies! That`s why we don`t let infertile couples get married, silly goose. : D
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Male 420
three more words: legalize electric lettuce
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Female 340
*heh* I have to admit, I find it hilarious when the religious termites come out of the woodwork. I wonder how many of them are closeted and homophobic for that reason.

After all, even Paul was thought to be gay.

Anyway, back to the picture: I love the idea! If it`s actually possible, I`d love to register with my girlfriend for when we have our handfasting next year.

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Male 2,436
I don`t get it, homosexuality should NEVER be socially acceptable because it is just plain wrong. Not in an ethical/moral kind of way (I couldn`t care less what gets you off behind closed doors), but because it says "F U" to Mother Nature. At least Mother Nature says "F U"
back and "You homos can`t reproduce because YOU ARE DOING IT WRONG". No gay marriage, no they can`t adopt kids, no they are not normal.
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Male 712
Three more: Admit We`re Broke
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Female 355
In translation: lesbians that get married will save America.
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Male 2,579
Huh?
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Male 1,523
Grilled cheese doesn`t go well with chicken noodle soup... Well for me at least. But i love sesame chicken and dishwashers.
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Female 3
@ Fwoggie2 and seabass101dg

It costs a lot of money to buy gifts and food and hire a venue etc for a marriage. Gay marriage being legalized = more marriages = more money being spent and a better economy.

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Male 1,803
I don`t get it either.
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Male 478
I`m confused...
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Male 999
my left hand smells like garlic.
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Female 459
One thing I don`t understand... what`s the anti-gay`s excuse for violating "seperate church and state"?
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Female 1,077
i can`t wait to marry my girlfriend. i`m going to marry her on sunday and we`re going to dance in front of a christian church and have hot lesbian kissing sessions all over everywhere. i also wanna hold that sign that was posted here earlier: "gay sex is sin(sational)".
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Male 166
Here`s another 3 words that will save the economy.

Legalize hooch.

Wait, that`s 2 words.

I`ve smoked too much hooch...

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Female 45
@fknloser

Hahahahahaaaa!

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Female 45
@Calderis:

You, sir, are a brilliant man!

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Female 71
wow, fknloser. you really are a drating loser. there is no way a grown man could be that ignorant. how can you say that gays don`t care about tradition and history when people like YOU are the reason that they aren`t allowed to do traditional things like marry. i`m not gay by any means but how dare you make such gross assumptions.
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Male 326
OK, here`s my oppinion on all the anti-gay marriage sentiment.

The idea of marriage as a male/female unit centered on family is a completely religious concept. Throughout history the "traditional" family unit has been by far the minority. Most commonly children were raised communally and who the father was didn`t matter.

In western religion this is demonized, and because the majority of the posters here are raised in a society where western religion is the norm...

I`ll support your religious driven one man one woman agenda when you add in the entirety of your religious view.

Allow Gay marriage, or make divorce illegal. The "sanctity" of marriage is a lie if your vows mean nothing.

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Male 25,416
ok! dont think its cool!
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Female 136
Actually, the Romans didn`t accept homosexuality. They did accept man-boy love in other words, pedophilia. Each of those men were expected to marry and reproduce, so no, Romans did not accept homosexuality. Now if you meant the Greeks, well that`s entirely different, but even they expected the pedophiles to marry women. I believe the best way put by one of my professors was "women are for breeding, boys for pleasure, and goats for ecstasy." Which is really, really creepy.
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Male 516
"uh...yeah...homosex marriage is not normal and marriage is between a man and a woman, which involves deep love, faithfulness, caring for each other and creating a family. Homos just pretty much have sex and when not having sex, they are arguing. it is not natural and they need to STOP trying to push this crap on us like its a drug of some kind. just don`t call it marriage, call it "fruity Links" or something, but definately not marriage. i know you libs and fairys don`t care about tradition and history and trample all over it so go to some other country, they need these new religions"

The amount of ignorance you display is astounding.

Can I put you in a tube and prod you with things?

I think the scientific community could really benefit.

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Male 516
""That will destroy our economy. The Romans were open to homosexuality and the generations were separated by so much there wasn`t enough younger ones to replace the aging soldiers."

Um...straight people don`t just vanish when homosexuality is present you know. "

Lol yup, gay people will be gay no matter if society accepts them as such or not.

Know what that means?

Either way, the gays won`t breed.

Also, despite all of this, are you honestly worried about a population crisis in this day and age? (Speaking to the guy Nido quoted, not Nido)

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Male 418
uh...yeah...homosex marriage is not normal and marriage is between a man and a woman, which involves deep love, faithfulness, caring for each other and creating a family. Homos just pretty much have sex and when not having sex, they are arguing. it is not natural and they need to STOP trying to push this crap on us like its a drug of some kind. just don`t call it marriage, call it "fruity Links" or something, but definately not marriage. i know you libs and fairys don`t care about tradition and history and trample all over it so go to some other country, they need these new religions
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Female 696
Yes, this plus legalizing drugs =D! YAY. It`s not that hard people and it will not cause some freaky Armageddon if you just do these few things.
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Male 9,305
"That will destroy our economy. The Romans were open to homosexuality and the generations were separated by so much there wasn`t enough younger ones to replace the aging soldiers."

Um...straight people don`t just vanish when homosexuality is present you know.

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Male 690
Preach it!
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Male 50
@p0|4r21 To qute an ancient roman saying, or was it a greek one?
"Arguing on the internet is like running in the special olympics - even if u win ur still retarded."
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Male 160
I think we should try this guys idea. It`s much better than obamacare.
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Female 1,566
No no no, it`s clearly Tax The Weed. and/or HEMP AS A CASH CROP. Which isn`t three words, but whatever, it`s true.
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Male 504
I never referred to myself at all in that description kingdomCome. It is hard for a lot of people to speak to the opposite sex. When did I say I have trouble doing so in my statement?

@mischeif954 Did I state your name when I wrote that? No I don`t think I did. Yes there are people like you and I and many others that will never do such a thing but again I was referring to people that will so for you to interject your disagreement has no merit to what I was saying.

@goAtluvr7 Yes the Greeks did as well and I do believe you should look into your "facts" on homosexuality in the Roman empire. You might find that what you said is wrong. I hate to quote Wikipedia but there is an interesting little article and after reviewing the sources I must say it has a good backing.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homosexuali...
Again sorry for the Wikipedia entry but it is convenient an

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Male 3,425
Nice try there... These guys are so sneaky, bless.
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Female 5,222
XD
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Male 9,305
Duh...
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Female 36
"The Romans were open to homosexuality"

"You`re thinking of the Greeks. Specifically, you`re thinking of SOME of the Greeks. Even more specifically, you`re thinking of SOME of the Greeks during SOME of their history. The Romans were not open to homosexuality at all."
Their head god, Zeus, was bi-sexual ^^
Just wanted to throw that in there =3

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Male 771
LMAO drat all that p0lar I don`t care if being hetero was against the law I`d like girls regardless so I don`t think that argument is valid.
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Male 338
pOl4r21, all I got from that is you find it difficult to speak to women
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Male 15,832
"`gay sex is FABULOUS for the economy!!!`

Indeed it is, GlooStikk. Indeed it is."

That may be, but GlooStikk is really bad for gay sex (or any other kind of sex, for that matter).

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Male 2,850
@p0l4r21

If your logic were correct, then people would not be gay when it`s not socially acceptable.

People ARE gay when it`s socially unnacceptable. Therefore, social acceptability isn`t the primary factor in defining sexuality.

Also: "The Romans were open to homosexuality"

You`re thinking of the Greeks. Specifically, you`re thinking of SOME of the Greeks. Even more specifically, you`re thinking of SOME of the Greeks during SOME of their history. The Romans were not open to homosexuality at all.

Some might think you know not of which you speak, hmm?

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Female 751
hehe, because gay men have GREAT TASTE (most of the time) ^_^
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Male 504
Let me see if I can explain this. There are closet homos that will never come out the closet and will marry the opposite sex and have kids and live a non-gay life. The reason that is is because socially they do not fit in. Now you go ahead and make it socially acceptable the fear of not fitting in leaves them and now it is "normal" to be gay. Thus all the people that would never consider it will now and go out and test the water. People already have trouble talking to the other sex but try. It is easier to speak to the same sex but wrong to engage in a sexual relationship with the same sex. Lift the wrong aspect of homosexuality and people that would never consider the same sex would have no problem with now because it is socially acceptable to do so. I tried to explain that as best I could and hope this helps to further progress my point.
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Male 3,014
"gay sex is FABULOUS for the economy!!!"

Indeed it is, GlooStikk. Indeed it is.

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Male 7,834
i dont hear any better solutions
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Female 9,572
The thought of a flame war will defiantly keep my warm.
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Male 1,297
gay sex is FABULOUS for the economy!!!
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Male 771
"because gay sex moves the economy?"

Think he was trying to say if same sex marriage were allowed to marry there would be economic stimulus from the gifts purchased for all the wedding registry.

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Male 2,855
because gay sex moves the economy?
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Female 519
That will destroy our economy. The Romans were open to homosexuality and the generations were separated by so much there wasn`t enough younger ones to replace the aging soldiers.

Erm, how? Those who are gay will still be gay regardless of the marriage opportunities...

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Male 2,591
i would opt for these three words LEGALIZE IT, FXXKFACES!! (not the gay thing)
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Male 1,297
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p0l4r21
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
267 Posts Wednesday, January 20, 2010 7:49:28 AM
That will destroy our economy. The Romans were open to homosexuality and the generations were separated by so much there wasn`t enough younger ones to replace the aging soldiers."

(((0_0)))

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Male 504
That will destroy our economy. The Romans were open to homosexuality and the generations were separated by so much there wasn`t enough younger ones to replace the aging soldiers.
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Female 82
to true lol
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Male 88
It`s perfect!!
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Female 1,780
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