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redemption

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Re: Whats your MOST contraversial POV
« Reply #50 on: April 20, 2006, 05:06:18 PM »
Maggs and Margee - good stuff  ;D

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Re: Whats your MOST contraversial POV
« Reply #51 on: April 20, 2006, 05:06:33 PM »
Let's see... controversial stuff...

I could see the benefits of instituting a limit of 2 biological children (multiple adoptions would be okay once economic ability to support multiple children has been determined).


I have no probs with that.

would you allow a possible 3rd if they got two of the same gender?

No. It's not like siblings are going to have babies with each other. And statistically, it should come out equal.

I could see ALOT of aborted 2nd babies then as parents go for balance.
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Re: Whats your MOST contraversial POV
« Reply #52 on: April 20, 2006, 05:09:34 PM »
I could see ALOT of aborted 2nd babies then as parents go for balance.

So pass a law.

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Re: Whats your MOST contraversial POV
« Reply #53 on: April 20, 2006, 05:11:13 PM »
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the electoral college was primarily meant as a compromise during the writing of the constitution between those who wanted the president elected directly by the people and those who wanted him elected by the states.  in some states the state legislatures chose the electors.

I would say that was certainly an important reason for the EC, but I am not sure it is the primary reason.
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redemption

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Re: Whats your MOST contraversial POV
« Reply #54 on: April 20, 2006, 05:12:48 PM »
Some topics that might need a controversial pov:


1/3 of the world is (literally) starving

Some 6 million or so are enslaved

We are moving inexorably to the point of making this planet uninhabitable

5 million people a year are contracting HIV

Millions of people in this country are disenfranchised, marginalized, living in a dead-end alley

Nuclear weapons are unsecured, and some thousands of determined fanatics would like to get a hold of some and blow it up inside Times Square

Countless women are battered, raped, etc every single day.


etc


If future lawyers don't have big ideas, who will? Musicologists?

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Re: Whats your MOST contraversial POV
« Reply #55 on: April 20, 2006, 05:12:58 PM »
Let's see... controversial stuff...

I could see the benefits of instituting a limit of 2 biological children (multiple adoptions would be okay once economic ability to support multiple children has been determined).

Also--I don't think everyone should go to college.  :P

i can't see the benefits of that

magnumalv

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Re: Whats your MOST contraversial POV
« Reply #56 on: April 20, 2006, 05:14:02 PM »
i can't see the benefits of that

Then open your eyes.

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Re: Whats your MOST contraversial POV
« Reply #57 on: April 20, 2006, 05:16:08 PM »
A few more...
1. Tax the wealthiest 2% at a 70% rate (income tax); the wealthiest 10% at 55%.

2. Withdraw military presence from other countries unless they ask us to stay as protection against a neighboring threat.

3. Cut military spending in half. Maybe more.

4. Increase teacher salaries to $50K/yr -- adjusted for COL, with $50K/yr in Topeka KS as a baseline. Also, increase the number of teachers so that elementary class sizes are no larger than 20 students.

5. Pump all that money saved from the military into public education (including higher education) -- mostly for teacher salaries, new hiring, and facilities & resources.

6. Modify/revise welfare programs into worker programs -- i.e. provide productive work to welfare recipients, for which they receive welfare benefits.

Enough to go on for a while?

Ambitious enough for you, red? (Nice new tar, BTW)
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Re: Whats your MOST contraversial POV
« Reply #58 on: April 20, 2006, 05:18:00 PM »
A few more...
1. Tax the wealthiest 2% at a 70% rate (income tax); the wealthiest 10% at 55%.

2. Withdraw military presence from other countries unless they ask us to stay as protection against a neighboring threat.

3. Cut military spending in half. Maybe more.

4. Increase teacher salaries to $50K/yr -- adjusted for COL, with $50K/yr in Topeka KS as a baseline. Also, increase the number of teachers so that elementary class sizes are no larger than 20 students.

5. Pump all that money saved from the military into public education (including higher education) -- mostly for teacher salaries, new hiring, and facilities & resources.

6. Modify/revise welfare programs into worker programs -- i.e. provide productive work to welfare recipients, for which they receive welfare benefits.

Enough to go on for a while?

Ambitious enough for you, red? (Nice new tar, BTW)

1 doesn't work.
2 is nonsense
3 doesn't work
4 acheives nothing
5 acheives nothing
6 is a good idea

1 out of 6 ain't bad.

redemption

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Re: Whats your MOST contraversial POV
« Reply #59 on: April 20, 2006, 05:20:13 PM »
Then open your eyes.

 :D

Also, this isn't my thread (as though I care), but I think there should be a prize awarded for the "outrageously controversial idea most likely to work".


LitDoc: Better.  ;)

kingofspain: be as modest in your tone as in your talents, please.  :)