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  1. To smack, or not to smack....?

    Hi all, I was just wondering how any of you felt about smacking (or other physical chastisement) children as part of their disciplining. It's a hot topic here in the UK and is still legal as long as it is done in a measured way and doesn't leave marks (apparently) although children's charities...

    Started by Katy1, 09-22-2006 06:40 AM
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  2. abortion rights in the hands of MEN.

    FOX News' Dr. Ablow Wants Male Veto Over Reproductive Rights (http://www.politicususa.com/en/fox-news-dr-ablow-wants-male-veto-over-reproductive-rights) Doctor Ablow is recieving a lot of air time recently . here are some of his comments "I believe that in those cases in which a man can...

    Started by fuzzywuzzy, 07-27-2011 03:35 PM
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  3. Islamic *type* behavior

    Ive come to a conclusion today on terrorism. It is, it exists and thrives because that particular portion of the world is weak of mind. The inability to reason for ones self indicates a lack of intelligence and an inability to understand and to differentiate between fundamental ideas like what is...

    Started by Nomad, 08-16-2006 05:28 PM
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    09-03-2006 08:49 PM Go to last post
  4. Free or Equal?

    A society can either be free or equal, but it cannot be both. So, which is more desirable? Now, as individuals differ greatly from each other, in intelligence, sagacity, energy, perseverance, skill, habits of industry and economy, physical power, position and opportunity,—the necessary effect...

    Started by Accountable, 05-13-2008 03:34 AM
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  5. Terrorism = America

    After a long absence I am back with another controversial statement. While watching Fox News the other night, a statement was made about an associate professor at the University of Wisconsin being a "kook" because of his views on terrorism. To Bill O'Reilly, I'd like to ask is this man such a...

    Started by Lennox, 07-13-2006 11:38 AM
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  6. Wife beaters who say sorry to go free

    This makes me mad. Wife beaters who say sorry to go free By James Burleigh (Filed: 12/04/2006) Men who commit domestic violence should be spared jail sentences if they appear genuinely sorry for their crimes, according to draft guidelines published yesterday. The Sentencing Guidelines...

    Started by OpenMind, 04-12-2006 10:01 AM
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  7. Why would you care if gays get married?

    Honestly, why would you care/object/be happy for them? My brother and his partner of six years would marry, if it were legal. They're wonderful people...you'd like them! They have friends and family who'd just LOVE to see them marry, for the joy of recognizing their union! Why would you...

    Started by Lulu2, 01-16-2007 09:22 PM
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  8. Poll Poll: isn't prostitution a disgrace to female woman?

    im sorry but i feel horrible that there are woman and girls out there having sex so that they can earn some money. most of them, given the choice wold be in a nice home but NOO they are out on the streets getting abused. i am open for agreements or disagreements

    Started by johnny depp lover, 10-23-2006 07:47 PM
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  9. Senate voting on Amendment to ban Gay Marriage

    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory?id=2048989 OK, I am hoping I am not opening a can of worms here, as this is not a topic I have seen discussed in my travels through the Garden. But what is everyone's take on the hopes to have a Constitutional ban on gay marriages? I totally do NOT...

    Started by Marie5656, 06-07-2006 10:52 AM
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  10. Brett Kavanaugh

    Has anyone here been following the events regarding the US Supreme Court hearings? After watching both Ford and Kavanaugh, I find it difficult to imagine Kavanaugh on the SCOTUS. Kavanaugh's behavior strikes me as that of a guilty person, and also that of an alcoholic. Also, the antics of...

    Started by Ahso!, 09-28-2018 03:16 PM
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  11. Post Racism

    there's been some discussion about the role racism may have played in the new orleans disaster. in a nutshell i feel it was more of a poverty issue, but you cannot separate race from poverty in America. i think a discussion of racism would be timely. what are your views of the real state of racism...

    Started by lady cop, 09-07-2005 07:12 PM
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  12. Post Child Suicides

    I was searching through You Tube and found these Public Service Announcements. The last PSA was probably the most hard-hitting but it did make me think. To view these PSAs, click on the link below:- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gaiq_UDzYmE If anyone has any views on these, whether...

    Started by Stardust, 11-17-2007 03:31 PM
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  13. Science teacher Peter Harvey arrested over 'attempted murder' of schoolboy

    Science teacher Peter Harvey arrested over 'attempted murder' of schoolboy - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/politics/lawandorder/5787646/Science-teacher-Peter-Harvey-arrested-over-attempted-murder-of-schoolboy.html) A science teacher, Peter Harvey, has been arrested on...

    Started by OpenMind, 07-10-2009 12:09 AM
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  14. Civil rights ?

    Watched the 60th anniversary of the 63 march on Washington last night on TV. Now I see this gentleman doing his utmost in North Dakota. (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2488551/The-Village-Damned-North-Dakota-town-taken-white-supremacist.html) Strangely enough racists on Stormfront are...

    Started by Bruv, 11-07-2013 08:20 AM
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  15. Slave states vs Bible Belt

    Here are the slave states: And here is the Bible Belt: Do these images look similar, and is there a connection?

    Started by yaaarrrgg, 06-08-2012 07:55 AM
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  16. Arrow Five Blackwater Guards Indicted for Killing 17 Iraqi Civilians

    The Justice Department is expected to unveil indictments today against five Blackwater guards for their involvement in the killings of seventeen Iraqis in Baghdad in September of last year. The Blackwater guards facing charges have been identified as former Marine Evan Liberty; former Army sergeant...

    Started by Daniyal, 12-13-2008 07:24 AM
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  17. Military Brutality and Murder = UK

    http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1766568,00.html http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2004/07/29/nirq29.xml http://www.guardian.co.uk/military/story/0,,1708161,00.html odd that these have never been mentioned here on forumgarden, particularly with the rather large...

    Started by anastrophe, 07-19-2006 02:55 PM
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  18. The Queen's english is now the Queens english

    Ya'll guy's better watch out, they will have yall talkin' American instead of English. :-2 this one statement here tickled my funny bone, it sort of sounds like everyone has been lost for the last several centuries all due to a bunch of punctuation mark's on your street signs. i...

    Started by scholle-kid, 01-31-2009 10:41 AM
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  19. Born Gay? - A Homosexual Gene?

    I really didn't want to start a fresh thread about this, but I couldn't find a suitable one to attach it to because so many people use 'gay' instead of 'homosexual' and the search engine here doesn't look for three-letter words. This is a commentary leaning decidedly against the idea, but it...

    Started by Accountable, 03-29-2008 04:28 AM
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  20. Perceptions of Criminality....

    We have had a few threads here recently of criminality and the argument between rehabilitation or string them up. We all have opinions and we are all entitled to those opinions. We have discussed criminal acts Inflicted on humans so what would you suggest for the bastard who did this? All...

    Started by Oscar Namechange, 11-02-2011 12:23 PM
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