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CPPN29 101

Business and Finance  - 
 
If you could invest in one company, and only one, which would it be between these?

Personally, my stance is leading on Apple from these four because their money is spread out.



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24%
Facebook
29%
BBC
24%
Windows
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HP
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CPPN29 101

Great Debates  - 
 
Listen to your heart.

Listen to your mind.

Which one do you think is correct? 

My opinion:
I accept the inevitablity of both but mind is correct as it is what 'controls' you.

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+Mary L I wasn't talking about kids. I was talking about "donating" the sperm in more casual encounters. 
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Michael Brown

Business and Finance  - 
 
Ok, boring poll/question time 📶:
If you could invest in one company, and only one, which would it be between these?

Personally, my stance is leading on Facebook from these four because their money is spread out: Instagram Ads, Facebook video, Facebook ads, etc..

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Facebook (FB $128.69 per share)
30%
Twitter (TWTR $23.72 per share)
16%
Apple (AAPL $113.09 per share)
30%
Netflix (NFLX $97.07 per share)
24%
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+Michael Brown Why mute it. Fed up of info. You made the post mate!
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Michael Brown

Ethics & morality  - 
 
One of my friends posted this on Facebook and I wanted to share it here for more respectful and enlightening discussion. What do you think about universities using minority branding/advertising to attract more minorities when the university lacks diversity?

I attended +University of Mary Washington​ for a short period and I can attest to its lack of diversity. There are a lot of schools that lack diversity I get it and I attended UMW knowing that going in. However, I have been noticing throughout the Northern Virginia and Washington DC area, that UMW has a lot of marketing billboards and signs. There's a few particularly here at Potomac Mills mall that I've noticed just walking in here.

In this marketing, I've also noticed how they tend to out non-white student or models on the posters which is a starting sign of misrepresenting and false advertising of the actual racial population at UMW. Nevertheless a UMW alumni wrote an article on this and I found it interesting. What are your thoughts on this? 

My stance: I too find it false advertisement and I tell people all the time. "That's probably 80% of their minority enrollment right there in that photo." UMW should be more transparent and true to their actual student count. 
By GINNY BIXBY If you were to take a random sample of the freshmen on Move-In day and compare it to the students in photographs from the University of Mary Washington brochures and pamphlets, y…
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+Michael Brown It is a picture, the models probably aren't even students. I think they would probably catch hell from their minority students if they used all white models.

http://static02.mediaite.com/themarysue/uploads//2012/03/419059_1507580045708_1120500823_30885928_849110466_n-489x550.jpg
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Do you think the Earth is flat or round? I think it is round because all other planets are and boats disappear bottom first over the horizon. 
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Round
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E Curtis

General Debate  - 
 
Is Britain better than America?

Yes.
I am British. We British are the best. We are far better than you Americans. We are much more civilized, we don't go round shooting people and we are much less racist. We also have free health care, make undoubtedly the best music in the world and our politics is so much better than yours. We may be a small country but we are definitely powerful and great and for years we have dominated the world with our empire, our ideas and creations and our culture. There is also so much more depth and History to our country than America. Us British are the reason why you even exist today. If it wasn't for us, your country would not have been discovered and chances are you would not be alive. You have so much to thank us British for. Yes, you may think we are arrogant and snobbish but we have a right to be! You Americans need to stop with all the hate and your obnoxious pride for your country and open your eyes and see that Britain is a significantly better country than yours. You are not the best country in the world.
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+Ken Johnson That's right Ken, I think I've learnt my lesson. Looking back on my previous comments and reading this post again... I can see that I am a bit arrogant and a bit immature. You're right, I need to learn and develop a more mature mindset.
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Samuel Lewis

Politics and Public Policy  - 
 
Elections should or should not be banned.

This is no form of democracy what-so-ever.
More like a dictatorship.

But if your favorite... what should I say... candidate wins the election- do you want him/her to just ban elections completely?

I say no.
Democracy rules. Peoples choice.
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Banned
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Samuel Lewis

Religion  - 
 
Do you think there is a hell?

Christianity is followed by billions of people around the world.
But... is there any evidence proving that there is a hell?
Why would God put people through pain?

Debate here.
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Thanks for clearing that up Frank.
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Amber Peall
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Business and Finance  - 
 
A world without jobs - how will that even work?
(Free pun.) What will happen to the economy, I mean? How will people survive?

I think the only real solution would be "living benefit", but with effectively no workers to pay taxes, I'm not sure how that's sustainable...
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Not that much is innate, we all need to update our software. "Human nature" can be anything we grow it to be.

Here's a little thought exercise, think about how women have been viewed throughout history ... How women are born into and accept those belief at the time, and over time these ideas gradually change through social pressure ... The same idea applies to slavery. You know it was once thought that commoners like us wouldn't have been able to grasp logic and reason when the educational institutions began. The systems we are born into teach us what it means to be a person ... If personalities were innate, then how could people possibly be capable of change? we know that's not true, people can change if they want to ... Just like what we call "human nature" could, if we want it to.
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Please Read the Category labeled "++READ ME FIRST++" before posting. GLOBAL | ENDURING | IMPORTANT | SERIOUS | FUN | DEBATE Violence, climate change, religion, piracy, pornography, the 1%, the bottom billion, liberty, equality ... Every day the big questions that shape our world are played out in the news. And +Versus is where we can come together to try to make sense of it all by threshing it out.

Sand Ourse

Religion  - 
 
"Is there such a thing as soul mates? Does God have one specific person for you to marry?"

The common idea of a “soul mate” is that for every person, there is another person who is a “perfect fit,” and if you marry anyone other than this soul mate, you will never be happy. Is this concept of a soul mate biblical? No, it is not. The soul mate concept is often used as an excuse for divorce. People who are unhappy in their marriage sometimes claim that they did not marry their soul mate and therefore should divorce and begin the search for their "true soul mate". This is nothing more than an excuse, a blatantly unbiblical excuse. If you are married, the person you are married to is your soul mate. Mark 10:7-9 declares, “A man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh. So they are no longer two, but one. Therefore what God has joined together, let man not separate.” A husband and wife are “united,” “one flesh,” “no longer two, but one,” and “joined together,” i.e., soul mates.
A marriage may not be as unified and joyous as a couple wishes it to be. A husband and wife may not have the physical, emotional, and spiritual unity that they desire. But even in this instance, the husband and wife are still soul mates. A couple in such a situation needs to work on developing a “soul mate” intimacy. By obeying what the Bible teaches about marriage (Ephesians 5:22-33), a couple can develop the intimacy, love, and commitment that being “one flesh” soul mates entails. If you are married, you are married to your soul mate. No matter how disharmonious a marriage is, God can bring healing, forgiveness, restoration, and marital love and harmony.
Even if a marriage was not God’s desire (when we take decisions against our conscience, or when we receive Christ before marriage like this verse states: "Only let each person lead the life that the Lord has assigned to him, and to which God has called him. This is my rule in all the churches." (1 Corinthians 7:17)), it is still within His sovereign will and plan. God hates divorce (Malachi 2:16), and “marrying the wrong person” is never presented in the Bible as grounds for divorce. If before marrying a person, your Biblical situation was coherent to it, and successively you claim this: “I married the wrong person and will never be happy unless I find my true soul mate”, is unbiblical just because your situation was biblically coherent. You will never find the perfect person, because there is no perfection. Therefore you will never be satisfied under all aspects and at any time, regarding the person you would marry. God can take any two people, no matter how mismatched, and mold them into two people who are "perfect" for each other.
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Daniel Black

Ethics & morality  - 
 
Should the death penalty exist?
I think it should for especially serious crimes and only for people over a certain age, perhaps 25.
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No
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Shilvio D. Linton's profile photoAmber Peall's profile photo
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What about in mass killing events?
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CPPN29 101

Religion  - 
 
Do you think there is a hell?

Christianity is followed by billions of people around the world.
But... is there any evidence proving that there is a hell?
Why would God put people through pain?

Debate here.

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Hell
32%
No Hell
68%
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people openly DISPLAY A SHOW OF INCITED IMPERVIOUS IGNORANCE. YOU HAVE A MIND IS NAU"ASSOCIATIV OF MENTALITY NOR INTELLECTUALITY AS TO WHAT IF ANY FOLLOWS
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Amber Peall
moderator

Religion  - 
 
How is this cartoon more important than someone's life?

Bluntly, I don't think it can be. If a belief is so weak that it can be broken by a cartoon, then where do you draw the line? (This one's technically a rhetorical question. The original question is the debate one.)
 
For sharing this cartoon on FB, Jordanian writer Nahed Hattar was charged w/offending #islam , this morning he was killed outside of court.
I think the world needs to see it. Often.
Full story at http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-25/nahed-hattar-prominent-jordanian-christian-writer-shot-dead/7876002
(Thank you to +George Vorillas for the suggestion)
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Tnx
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CPPN29 101

Community guidelines  - 
 
Is online debate useful?

I find debate to be useful and it pushes me to look into topics i wouldn't normally look at as well as introductions to new topics. 
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Yes, useful
46%
Somtimes
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No, useless
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Couldn't care less
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Yes very useful, helped me to learn about new topics, being concise with my argument. Works as long as a good moderator or admin team looking after things.
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CPPN29 101

Religion  - 
 
Is religion real?

I believe it is and it isn't. This is because a religion is a group of people with the same holy belief.

What do you think?
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Real
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Not Real
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Religion is a man made concept. It's the product of our imagination.
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Samuel Lewis

Health and Medicine  - 
 
Marijuana

Should it be legal of illegal?

I personally think it should (stay) illegal.
Take a look at this article and state your opinion:

How did we end up in a world where Big Gulps are being banned in New York while the welcome mat for potheads is being rolled out in Colorado?
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Legalizing of marijuana is only happening to further the dumbing down of society,to undermine it's functionability and for the eventual destruction of humanity and mankind.
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Mary L
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Health and Medicine  - 
 
Which is more important - mental or physical health - and why?

I think people - generally - are more conscious of physical conditions. They are obvious, better understood and more easily identifiable. But I think mental health is more important than physical health. However debilitatiing the condition, I think mental awareness can help us to adapt to difficulties created by conditions.
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Bobby Legear's profile photoSurabhi Gupta's profile photo
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Mental health is far more important than physical health. In the absence of mental health our physical health deteriorates more than as compared to vice versa.
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Amber Peall
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Politics and Public Policy  - 
 
America and Britain are both working on "immigration walls" - but are they effective?
Is there a better solution?

People are paying huge sums to get through, they're already desperate enough to find ways through existing systems - this pushes the same people to more dangerous "solutions" to get through.

Wouldn't the money used here be better used in improving infrastructure in the countries people are fleeing from?

Will the walls actually reduce costs?
Construction work begins on a UK-funded wall near the so-called Jungle camp in Calais, in an attempt to prevent illegal migrants from entering the UK.
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Things that are build for natives are usually destroyed by the natives - it's because they have no vested interest in them and regard them as unwanted gifts. With Islam and Muslims, it's worse, gifts are regarded as religiously dangerous, and thus must be destroyed as against Islam.

As charities have found over the decades, the answer is to guide native populations into seeing the benefit of various infrastructure, and make it themselves and don't make it complicated (like westerners tend to do), and so allow the native to repair, and even copy the same process to neighbours.

Unfortunately this doesn't work in Islamic countries, because the intrusion is seen as a Christian Crusaders, and thus to be attacked and destroyed, westerners to be killed and raped, etc.

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