During a show Kendrick Lamar pulled a white woman on the stage and had her sing the lyrics to Mad City which has that racially charged N word in it. As she sang it, at his encouragement mind you, she got destroyed by the crowd. He stopped her, tried again, she sang it again and he got her off the stage.As far as I'm concerned, he kind of set her up to fail. That word is IN his song, he may have a primarily black audience but if he pulls someone white on the stage and ask them to sing a song HE wrote with a word in it he KNOWS charges emotions, that's on him. So why are people freaking out over it? Would you say it's racism that a white person can't sing a song, at the request of the singer, that has the N word in it?
First I have to give credit where credit is due, in his own round about way this is a debate by FromWithin: http://www.createdebate.com/debate/show/Here_s_that_slippery_slope_of_PC_Transgender_lunacy_Men_are_allowed_to_race_as_womenI just want to create a debate that is less 'rage against transgenders' and more, what do you think of the fairness in this.It's scientific fact that women and men were not born equal in many things, strength included.https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8477683https://www.quora.com/Are-men-generally-physically-stronger-than-women-Is-it-medically-proven-If-a-boy-and-girl-are-given-the-same-kind-of-training-from-childhood-will-they-become-players-of-the-same-quality-in-physical-sportsSo a man that has his body changed into that of a woman will still have the same basic physiology that he did when he was a man. Even if they identify as a women they will have a better advantage than a woman who was born a woman.Do you think someone who was born a man but had a gender change should be allowed to compete in women's sports where they would potentially have an unfair advantage? And do you think it's the same as a woman competing in a man's competition if she had a gender change to become a man?Admittedly I am ignorant in all that goes into changing genders so I go back and forth in what I think is right for competition's sake.
Too often we hear about people claiming their pets as service animals when there may not actually be a legitimate medical need. Unfortunately some people are just buying the vests and skating on the fact that they can claim some form of disability without having to back that claim up or feigning outrage that a question of such a personal nature is being asked. Some even threaten lawsuit for "discrimination". So if someone has a genuine medical need for a service animal should they have to carry around their proof for it and submit it upon request?
A sports team of a major University was singing a song on the top 40 charts that happened to have the "N" word in it. Because they sang it they are now being reprimanded and have to speak to the Black Organization Council regarding the use of the word that is in the song, the President of the University even came down on them for it. Personally I find that ridiculous. It's a song in the top 40's, they weren't singing it BECAUSE it was a way to say the "N" word and they weren't going around shouting racial slurs...... they were simply singing a popular song. But perhaps I'm just seeing one side to it so, what do you think?
I was listening to the radio earlier today while someone was talking about their trip to Jerusalem and explained that according to the guide and local's, Jesus was actually born in a cave.....and I thought....well that's not right, he was born in a manger! So I went to the web to see what the thought was on this and it was pretty interesting. We simply can't know or don't know where Mary was sheltered while she gave birth. We have clues but the traditional thought (that it was a stable) may not be accurate.This is but one article:https://reasonsforhopejesus.com/was-jesus-born-in-a-stable-cave-house/This is a debate assuming Jesus was a real person, son of God aside, this is more about the history then the religion.
My husband and I are going to watch all of the Marvel hero movies, one a night, to get ready for Infinity Wars. Should we watch the movies in chronological order, with Captain America being the first one? Or should we watch it in order that it appeared in theater, with Iron Man being first? :D
Do you think people on all sides of the political spectrum will be able to push aside their stubbornness and find some common ground to attempt to cull some of the mass shootings that have occurred in the US over the past several years? Be it better gun control, focus on mental health, closing loopholes.....whatever....this isn't a debate about WHAT to do or suggestions, it's more IF anything will happen and will it happen before we become immune to these kinds of tragedies?
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?