This forum is full of religious/political debates. Let's do something a little different! Let's all say something good that's going on in our lives! It can be as personal or impersonal as you want, but let's have a little joy, celebration, and gloating going on. ;D
Love or hate Former President George Bush, what do you think on his speech about the state of our country.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2YlVZxu_L0For the text version:http://www.politico.com/story/2017/10/19/full-text-george-w-bush-speech-trump-243947
If you have a child over the age of 18 who is still living in your home, should you charge them rent?What you do with the money is up to you, you can save it and give it to them as a house warming present when they finally leave the nest, or you can apply it to fixing up the house, whatever you choose. But if they aren't going to college, have a job, and are still living in your house, would you charge them rent?
There are a few instances I'm thinking of, the newest one is a woman by the name of Thelma Williams:http://www.foxnews.com/us/2017/09/29/ohio-woman-gagged-herself-took-incriminating-photos-in-fake-kidnapping-police-say.htmlhttps://www.cbsnews.com/news/thelma-williams-ohio-woman-kidnapping-fabrication-charges/Then there is a guy by the name of Joshua Lee Witt:https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/28/neo-nazi-stabbing-fake-colorado-joshua-witthttps://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/08/28/his-story-of-being-stabbed-for-a-neo-nazi-haircut-went-viral-police-say-it-was-a-lie/?utm_term=.bd35d76cf625If a person creates a completely bogus crime to make themselves be seen as a victim and causes the police to waste time, effort and money trying to find either the "victim" or the perpetrator, what do you think should happen to the liar once it comes to light that they make a false report?In this question I'm not talking about an instance where a "victim" accuses someone they know of committing a crime that never happened, I'm talking about blaming some unknown, mystery criminal or a crime that was never committed. Perhaps a follow up question would be, do you think there is a difference between a person falsely accusing some made up person or falsely accusing someone they knew?
White House says it's premature to call Las Vegas attack that has, so far, left 58 people dead and hundreds injured an act of domestic terrorism.Domestic Terrorism is defined as the committing of terrorist acts in the perpetrator's own country against their fellow citizens.Whether he converted to Islam or not remains to be seen, some claim that he did however there is no evidence to back that up and the group that claims it wants to take credit, earned or not.His brother says the shooter was just a guy and freaked. So we aren't sure of motive, do you think that this is still an act of domestic terrorism?
Taste in art aside, do you believe that some artists push their artistic interpretations too far? Or do you think that is the point to it. Another question would be, do you think some people call themselves artists and their work art as a way to get around doing something distasteful or shocking?Examples of controversial art are:https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/top-10-controversial-art-projects-563213and of course Trumps severed head.
Just as a fun debate, to cut through the multiple serious ones. What would you want in your house/apartment that would be totally frivolous but something you want anyways?I would love to have this:https://www.littlethings.com/train-caboose-tiny-house-home/Lol, any dirty jokes on red cabooses aside, I would love to be able to set one up in my backyard and use it as a guest house or play house for the kids. Totally unnecessary but a good dream.Anyone else?
Opinions on the President aside, do you believe Trump will make good on his threat to stop all trade with any country doing business with North Korea? The threat has been made, if he does, how do you believe it would affect the US? If he doesn't and China calls his bluff, do you think he'd be seen as weak or do you think he'll try something else? Do you support such action?
I read a quick blurb from someone who was commenting about the upheaval going on in America with the rallies and now people tearing down statues. He said "Can we all just calm down? I don't know if I should be preparing for a new World War or a new Civil War!" Though I laughed a little, it did kind of make me wonder. Do you think we are headed towards either a Civil war or a World War or neither? Also, I wish there wasn't just Affirmative or Negative....I think both options are pretty darn negative but I also hope neither option happens.
Over the years there has been an increase in prescription and non-prescription Opioid abuse and deaths resulting from overdosing. Would the legalization of marijuana have any impact on that?
There hasn't always been a divide between science and morality or science and religion. But now it can be hard to tell how far science should go in finding answers. Can there be a co-existence between the two? Especially when personal belief may make a person lean towards believing morality should draw a line in how far a scientist should go for scientific study?
If someone is in danger and you have the ability to assist them (be it by physically helping them yourself or by calling the authorities) but you do nothing, should you be held responsible if they die or are injured?
Just a fun debate to break up all the heavy ones. Sherbet/Sherbert (however you choose to spell it) or Ice cream? Or do you prefer another deliciously chilly treat like sorbet or frozen yogurt?
Would you rather be a great deal above average intelligence and be miserable or would you rather be below average intelligence and blissfully happy?Just a fun debate to get through all of the political and religious debates. Also....I'm curious. To be clear, below average intelligence is still having the ability to function normally.
I'm currently in this debate with someone else on another forum. She believes that they have the right to block traffic because it's all about perspective. It makes you think about the trials and hardships they have to go through while you sit in traffic. My opinion is absolutely not. It blocks traffic including emergency services and could put lives at risk. So I'm curious to what additional thoughts are on this. This is not a Left vs. Right debate, let's keep that out of this if we can. In general, do they have the right or is it ok for a group of protesters to block traffic?
Do you believe the names and pictures of those who commit atrocious deeds such as mass murder or a suicide bomber should be placed in the news if they are not at large? Or do you think on the deed should be known but the identity kept a secret so their names never live on? Should we focus more on the victims than the killer?
It's been announced that Joss Whedon, the master behind Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly and a plethora of other movies and TV shows may be signed on to write, produce and direct the DC super-heroine movie, Batgirl. So far the DC universe has fallen behind its Marvel counterpart in the movie industry with such phenomenal flops as Batman Vs. Superman and Suicide Squad and fairly-liked-but-still-not-quite-there Superman Returns. (Personally even though the editing was atrocious in SS, I did enjoy it though apparently that isn't the popular opinion). Do you think Whedon, if he does this, will be able to do what other directors haven't quite done yet? Resurrect the DC comic movies?http://variety.com/2017/film/news/batgirl-movie-joss-whedon-warner-bros-1202018544/Just a fun debate, it feels like CD has gotten very dark lately.
There are multiple discussions about the four day work week. Some for and others against.http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/15/health/four-day-workweek/https://www.forbes.com/sites/peggydrexler/2014/09/29/consider-the-benefits-of-the-4-day-work-week/#d56b8f745a21These are just two articles arguing its merit, both good and bad. What's your opinion? This is assuming that it still equals out to 40 hours per work week.
There's a book that I enjoy called Red Rising by Pierce Brown. It's the first part to a trilogy and in the book there is a line that goes something to the effect of:"If aliens could see what we've built and what we've accomplished they'd think we were beautiful. However if they could see how we treat one another, they'd know we are monsters."I'm paraphrasing since I couldn't find the exact quote, but do you agree with this?Just a fun lil debate.
Mono-ethnic communities, or communities where there is a majority ethnicity, has had its place in most societies in one time or another. America is considered a great melting pot of cultures and beliefs, many of which flock together in their own communities for both security and familiarity. Is this beneficial to American society or does this strengthen the divide? Taken one step further, would this breed tolerance or intolerance towards mono-religious communities?