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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    April 1, 2014 at 6:23 am
    Link: 10 Most Controversial Topics For 2014 - Which topic is a thorn in your side? The most controversial? Hopefully these are issues that will be solved. Hopefully.
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
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    April 1, 2014 at 7:04 am
    Since when is plastic surgery a controversial topic?

    I`d say that the economy is a far more controversial conversation than that. While one side argues that Obama has destroyed our economy, the other side can easily argue that Obama has gone 5 years without putting us in a recession (more than can be said for our last president).

    Or how about Gun Control? How is that not on this list with the number of public shootings of recent years? Ammunition almost doubled in price last year due to this topic. But plastic surgery is somehow more controversial???

    Whoever made this list isn`t very bright. That`s for sure.
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    AvatarJohn Male 30-39
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    April 1, 2014 at 7:12 am
    #4 is what is commonly referred to as "a hoax".
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    papajon0s1 Male 40-49
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    April 1, 2014 at 7:35 am
    Wow, this is riddled with nonsense! You can make numbers say anything you want and it is true for most of this. I bet an enterprising person could make a graphic will completely differing but still cited results!
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    TheLebowski Male 40-49
    93 posts
    April 1, 2014 at 8:15 am
    "Terrorism - the biggest threat to any country"

    If the actions of the US government are now considered terrorism, id say thats absolutely right, yes!
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    thubanstar Female 50-59
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    April 1, 2014 at 8:17 am
    AvatarJohn

    No, global warming is not a hoax. My husband has done research and written papers on it. It`s real. It`s CLIMATE CHANGE, btw, meaning weather will get more and more extreme and, as the ice caps melt, the shoreline of pretty much everywhere will disappear.

    Seriously, do any of you people who think it`s a "hoax" bother to wonder what would motivate someone to lie about climate change? I mean, what`s the motive? Cleaner air and water? Bad, mean ol` liberals being nasty to the kindly corporations? What would ANYONE have to gain by lying about this?

    Get a clue. Do some actual research instead of spouting off crap you have heard on Fox News.
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    MelCervini Female 50-59
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    April 1, 2014 at 9:00 am
    climate change... right.. like its been doing for millions of years and will continue to do so whether man is on this rock or not.... sorry, but when NOAA and NASA`s `official reports" on the subject are filled with invented numbers, I`m done.
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    MelCervini Female 50-59
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    April 1, 2014 at 9:31 am
    climate change... right.. like its been doing for millions of years and will continue to do so whether man is on this rock or not.... sorry, but when NOAA and NASA`s `official reports" on the subject are filled with invented numbers, I`m done.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    April 1, 2014 at 9:33 am
    Weed does cause long term cognitive impairment if used regulary by teens. Once they hit 18 or so the brain is fully developed. So wait until college, kids.

    And I find it hard to believe that 25% of Americans grow up unable to read.
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    FredSpudman Male 18-29
    653 posts
    April 1, 2014 at 9:38 am
    Lots wrong with this.
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    LordJim Male 60-69
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    April 1, 2014 at 9:39 am
    MelCervini,

    Did you conclude that NASA invents data because to have the expertise to personally check the figures or because somebody told you so?

    May I ask what your position is on a) the moon landings. b)9/11. c)Obama`s birth. and d) UFO`s?
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    monsterzero Male 40-49
    356 posts
    April 1, 2014 at 9:43 am
    A little more than a year ago they found fossils of palms trees in the antarctic. PALM TREES IN ANTARCTICA!!!
    I think this proves climate change is real and there`s nothing we can do about it.
    Nothing.
    If it happened a few million years ago without us on the planet, it`s going to happen again whether we`re here or not.
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    TheZigRat Male 50-59
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    April 1, 2014 at 10:07 am
    "A little more than a year ago they found fossils of palms trees in the antarctic. PALM TREES IN ANTARCTICA!!!
    I think this proves climate change is real and there`s nothing we can do about it.
    Nothing."

    All that proves is Plate Tectonics something known for decades
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    April 1, 2014 at 10:11 am
    "In the 1700s humans began emitting more fossil fuels to run our cars, trucks. . ."

    LOL

    Besides, the source of energy before coal was even more polluting - ordinary fire. So why stop at 1700s?
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
    2579 posts
    April 1, 2014 at 10:15 am
    RobSwindol - I really want the day when somebody will defend Obama without invoking Bush. It really highlights Obama`s weakness if the only thing your crowd can come up with is Bush. Whatever happened to the biblical hope that was promised in 2008? You guys were so into him, almost like a romantic attachment, what happened to you guys? Look how far you`ve fallen.
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2014 at 10:17 am
    thubanster - I`m still waiting for that more extreme weather. So far, this is the quietest period of hurricanes in US history. And tornados are also down.
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    fancythat Male 30-39
    1950 posts
    April 1, 2014 at 10:20 am
    Yup. Nailed it. Those are definitely the top 10 - I confirmed all their references at the bottom and everything. I guess this whole Russian/Ukrainian land swap and missing airliner are 43rd and 88th respectively, which is probably why they get so little coverage in the news.
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    monsterzero Male 40-49
    356 posts
    April 1, 2014 at 10:23 am
    @Zigrat:
    True.
    I`ll admit I didn`t think it out all the way through.
    But it did give me a chance to scream out "PALM TREES IN ANTARCTICA!"
    HAHAHA!
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    whodat6484 Male 30-39
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    April 1, 2014 at 10:47 am
    "...Russian/Ukrainian land swap and missing airliner..."

    This infographic was made on Feb 5, 2014. The Malaysian Airlines flight went missing on March 8, 2014 and the Russia/Ukraine thing didn`t really blow up until late Feb or early March.
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    Denogginizer Male 30-39
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    April 1, 2014 at 1:17 pm
    The real debate isn`t if global warming is happening, it`s the cause. If mankind is to blame or not.
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    747Pilot Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2014 at 1:45 pm
    TheLebowski: it`s the country with the #1 terrorist regime, but they don`t like to boast about that
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33085 posts
    April 1, 2014 at 2:22 pm
    @thubanstar: The latest IPCC calls it "global warming" many times, so your point is immaterial.
    The Earth has been warming steadily since The Little Ice Age, humans have nothing to do with it.

    @monsterzero & @TheZigRat: Palm trees grew in Antarctica only 10,000 years ago, not "millions" It was exactly where it is now, not drifting. It was due to air currents, mostly, BUT proves beyond any doubt that the "climate" changes WITHOUT human intervention. Period.

    @Denogginizor: Exactly! It has to be "human caused" in order for AGW proponents to claim we humans can "fix" the weather. If we didn`t CAUSE the warming, how could we possibly END it? Impossible.
    So ALL GLOBAL WARMING supporters believe it`s caused BY HUMANS. Otherwise why would we humans change anything? It won`t make a spitball`s difference if it`s 100% Mother Nature.

    Add to the mix: many "fixes" actually make things worse? Yeah, lets
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33085 posts
    April 1, 2014 at 2:23 pm
    Yeah, let`s all jump on the AGW bandwagon!
    The science is settled! No need to do any more research!! Just tax carbon, the entire Earth will cool down!!!
    In a pig`s eye it will...
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    paperduck Male 18-29
    1745 posts
    April 1, 2014 at 8:05 pm
    "16 to 19 year old teenage women live below the poverty level and have kids out of wedlock"

    Wow must be really bad nowadays to be a female between 16 and 19. Good job "grammarcheck.net".
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14652 posts
    April 1, 2014 at 10:30 pm
    lay out your position on all these topics:

    1 - let consenting adults do whomever/whatever they want.
    2 - one man`s freedom fighter is another`s terrorist. Quit arming them, USA.
    3 - A death penalty is fundamentally wrong.
    4 - Global warming is a fact, and the impact is a travesty.
    5 - ALL drugs should be legal.


    ... continued
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    April 1, 2014 at 10:31 pm
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    6 - good, fast and cheap healthcare isn`t hard to do; it`s only hard to do if you avoid harming vested commercial interests.
    7 - any plastic surgery not designed to repair damage or fix a deformity is stupid. However, people can do what they want to themselves and I am a bit turned on by the idea that a girl would go under the knife to please me. I wouldn`t marry someone that messed up, genetically deficient or fraudulent, but she can cut herself however she wants.
    8 - that`s shameful. It`s shameful enough that the poorest countries aren`t 100% literate, but the US?

    ... still more
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14652 posts
    April 1, 2014 at 10:36 pm
    9 - unless a baby is self aware and capable of the same kind of intellectual capacity possessed by animals who don`t have the right to life, then IMO there are worse things in the world. Up to the 3rd trimester it should be woman`s prerogative, but if the father doesn`t agree to her keeping it at this point, his total liability should be limited to half the cost of a late-term abortion (less any insurance cover)
    10 - I have no problem with stem cell research or application
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14652 posts
    April 1, 2014 at 10:47 pm
    And while a death penalty is fundamentally wrong I also agree there are worse things in the world than executing people rather than rehabilitating them, even people wrongly convicted. It`s certainly worse than early-term elective abortion but not as bad as income inequality. It`s all relative.
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    April 2, 2014 at 12:13 am
    These are not controversial topics. These are topics about which everyone who disagrees with me is simply wrong.
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    tsiemens Male 30-39
    515 posts
    April 2, 2014 at 3:09 am
    this is pretty much politically correct propaganda
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
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    April 2, 2014 at 3:44 pm
    Pretty much propaganda, as tsiemens says.

    Draculya needs to visit the real world occasionally if he thinks that good, cheap healthcare is easy or that commercial interests are more of a problem than government regulation.

    As for 4, warming is a fact, nothing else on that slide. Its impact so far is negligible, future impact recently estimated by the alarmist IPCC as 0.2% to 2% GDP. How can warming at natural rates cause a travesty?

    We were not driving cars in 1700! We did not release enough CO2 to matter until the 1940s, but the Earth has been warming since the mid 17th century so they had to imply that our influence started far earlier.

    A particularly bare-faced lie is that each decade has been warmer. Note it is the way people try to hide the current pause in warming, by only looking decade by decade.
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    randomxnp Male 30-39
    1293 posts
    April 2, 2014 at 3:54 pm
    thubanstar

    "...what would motivate someone to lie about climate change?"

    Ask those that have been caught lying about it repeatedly. I would suggest money, career advancement, acclaim, prominent positions, authority, governments listening ...

    Then there is noble cause corruption which we know has happened and confirmation bias. They think they are right, so they only see what confirms this. Then they break the rules of science because they think their cause is just and important. They refuse to share data for others to check their work, they hide the decline, corrupt peer review, they unilaterally declare the science settled.

    No-one says global warming is a hoax. The planet warmed from the late 1970s to the late 1990s. It warmed at the same rate as previous warming in the early 20th century which cannot have been caused by CO2. The hoax is that the models work, so can be used to identify the cause. They do not.
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    thubanstar Female 50-59
    823 posts
    April 2, 2014 at 4:24 pm
    People... listen up.

    We can debate all we want on the climate. But, consider this. Who has to gain by telling us all it`s "natural"? Big oil. Who has to gain by asking boats and cars and factories to clean up their act and let us have cleaner air and water and land? WE ALL DO. If someone is trying to make deadly gasses LESS, perhaps you should either 1. agree that this is a good thing, or 2. Go live in China and breathe the air that`s killing people over there.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33085 posts
    April 2, 2014 at 9:07 pm
    @thubanstar: Um, WHO do you think owns the "green" companies making billions off the AGW scare? The same people who own the OIL companies! You think they`re idiots? They KNOW how to make money, they`ve been doing it for decades!
    They aren`t "oil" companies, they supply "energy" and it really doesn`t matter what kind, as long as it makes a profit.

    There will ALWAYS be demand for oil, gasoline and natural gas, PERIOD. Unless Star Trek type technology is discovered? It`s here to stay.

    Meanwhile, the POOR pay the RICH who make huge profits selling "green energy" which might actually be WORSE for the environment... great idea bro!

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