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Member Name: blackbob
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I've just read a couple of these JillMurphy surveys and had to stick my oar in,as is my wont,so if you've clicked on my review,I beg your indulgance and please read on.
Of course,opinions will be opinions and therefore please don't be offended or too judgemental.
Do you believe in 'Life after death'?
Give me a break,I'm having enough trouble with life to be worrying about death.Seeing as Newton and Einstien could'nt answer that question I can't see ol' Bob figuring it out.When I die,i'll let you know.
Should smoking be banned in public places?
I smoke,I have to admit it but that's not the reason I'm against an all out ban.I don't really like being told what I can and cannot do.Rules are rules and of course we need them but I do not take kindly to the government dictating terms,I mean don't get me started on I.d cards.
Smoking is banned on buses for example.There are already designated non-smoking ares all over the place and if an establishment of restaurant feel they want to ban smoking then fair enough but to make all public places off limits smacks of the nanny state.
Is capital punishment wrong?
Yes,it has to be though it is not so simple,then it never is.Now,I know that some crimes are committed in the heat of the moment,some people are driven to kill through circumstances but there are some that are pure evil,you can blame their upbringing,the state of society,try and find reasons for why they do what they do,rehabilitation etc,etc.I do believe that there are people who are evil,for want of a better word,who don't deserve to live let alone have a second chance,who should be kept away from society but I can't quite endorse the death penalty.
Should cannabis be legalised?
I've done a discussion piece on this one already.No,it shouldn't,why would you?The government would tax it and I don't believe that the government could do a better deal than my friendly local supplier.Legalising won't change anything in my opinion.
Is beauty skin deep?
I hope so being an ugly bugger!!
Did you see that program a few years back where they did an autopsy live.They had a corpse,stripped of all it's skin,yellow fat everywhere - disgusting.
No,seriously,of course it isn't.A pretty face is just that,lovely though it may be,it's the personality that shines through.No man can deny that they'd not notice a beautiful women but real attraction comes from interaction,communication,from the rapour.I don't see any true attraction in a person who good looking as they may be has no soul.
Do animals have rights?
I'm a dog owner,wouldn't be without him and although I treat animals,generally,with respect.Don't ask that deer I hit at 95mph though.
In reality,they don't have rights because there are always people who'll abuse them.
Whether they should is another matter but do they have them?No i'm afraid not.
Does Britain still need a monarchy?
I think the royals are a joke but I feel that without a better option we may as well hang on to them.I mean,President Tony Blair sends shivers down my spine,horrific.
The soviets hit the nail on the head when they preserved Lenin in his glass tomb.It's a corker of an idea and should be adopted over here I think.Imagine a head of state,incorruptable,one who never says the wrong thing,perfect.
Should fox hunting be banned in England and Wales?
Not my problem,sitting here in Scotland.
I reckon so,I mean it is barbaric and those toffs in their red jackets,romping over whoever's land they please,it just ain't on is it?
Should Britain join the euro?
My patriotic wee heart say no.My head says I really don't know enough about it to judge whether it'a a good thing or a bad one.
In fact,I feel there has been a general policy of not giving that much information or real debate on the subject.
Should all firearms be banned for private use?
Why?It is the people who use the guns that kill and the laws are very tight on gun ownership.I live in a rural part of the country and know many people that keep guns,I don't myself,and have to say that they are responsible people and in no way misuse them.
Banning guns like banning anything only creates a black market.If someone wants a gun they aren't that hard to get and it is all so easy for the wrong people to get them.This is the situation now,what effect would an outright ban have?None whatsoever.
What is your opinion on legal prostitution?
It's been around as long as human society and will always be there in some form or other,I know little of the subject and have no experience to go on so don't know if it would be for the good or not.
Once again,I believe that the black market would continue alongside any legal version but if it helps to keep some young and vulnerable girls out of the worst aspects of the situation then I can't really argue against it.
What is your opinion on pornography?
Well,as a lad we all loved to look at a porno mag,or some crappy film but it's like lego,something you grow out of.
I suppose there is a different side to it,perhaps the girls in the films are in a similar situation to the prostitutes,exploited and abused.
Harmless on one hand and dark and destructive on the other,like so many of societies issues.
Is genetically modified food right?
Gigantic tomatos,where will it end.It doesn't sound wholly appropriate but perhaps the scientist have all the answers this time!!!
Well,that is my answer to these questions,my opinions are at best not wholly contemptable,i hope.BB
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