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PLEASE READ BEFORE POSTING! *Updated November 6, 2012* This thread has images

Comprehensive Rules List as of 10/26/12: If you're debating and state something as a fact - if challenged you need to produce proof. If you can't you get banned. No personal attacks. Which you should not do when debating. Start 'effort'...

25th March 2012
by Megafan Go to last post
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"Social Network Policy" - Corporate privacy vs. Freedom of speech

Hoping this is worthy of a debate. As part of my retail job application, I had to acknowledge the "social network policy" of my employer which states that I'm not allowed to discuss the store essentially in a negative way. (I'm pretty sure making this...

1 Hour Ago
by biodude94566 Go to last post
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Politics
 

How should the US political system be changed?

Plenty of people in the US and outside seem to agree that the US political system is totally fucked. The United States has more corporate influence, more deadlock, and a stronger two-party system than pretty much any other Western democracy. Democrats,...

2 Hours Ago
by snehamdb Go to last post
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QUESTION
 

Do you believe in a higher being; God? ( 2 3 4 5 .. 71 72 73 74 Last ) This thread has images

Do you follow a religion? What higher being do you follow? Or do you follow the Christian God? Why? If you don't have a religion, or don't believe in religion, why? I'm interested in everyone's different views/opinions.

4 Hours Ago
by bIgFaTwOrM12 Go to last post
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QUESTION
 

Sex Change Debate?

So, I was talking to a friend over TeamSpeak earlier "Hakezu" and he asked me a mind boggling question that really stumped me. The question was: "If a guy went through the transgender process and became a girl would they be able to have their shirt off...

17 Hours Ago
by Tools Go to last post
12 342
Poll
 

Best age to have a baby? This thread has images

Today i want to talk about is the best age to have a baby, In my opinion, i think between teenage and adult is the best age to have a baby, First because the fertility and sterility, here the statistics image of health scores in 6 different countries....

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1 Day Ago
by CandyTails Go to last post
19 802
Science
 

The Annihilation of Mosquitoes

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Malaria, a primarily mosquito-born disease, was responsible for 660,000 deaths in 2010. 220 million infections were reported in that same year. Malaria is just one of several diseases that are...

2 Days Ago
by Tetsmega Go to last post
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Help
 

Rationalizing telling someone to "Man the fuck up"?

Usually the phrase is used when a victim (doesn't have to be a victim of a crime, often just a victim of a fall) is letting their emotions get to them. You say the phrase to get that person to stop crying/wallowing in self-pity, and to snap out of it. ...

3 Days Ago
by Klammyxxl Go to last post
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Politics
 

The Troubles - But in Scotland?

As it gets ever closer to the Independence Referendum more and more people are becoming deeply rooted into their political and emotional spectrum's on the debate. The populace of Scotland according to most of the recent polls is almost equally split...

4 Days Ago
by smurfy Go to last post
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Science
 

Why does the Universe Exist? ( 2 3 4 Last ) This thread has images

Pretty heavy question to be asking on a game developer's forum but I think it is a question worth asking. When you think about the existence of the universe, the first law of thermodynamics simply states that energy cannot be destroyed or created, only...

5 Days Ago
by Zenreon117 Go to last post
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Science
 

Future of technology, Morality discussion. ( 2 Last ) This thread has images

Hi there, I wanted to start a small debate about how we see the future of technology For instance, it is possible that in the near future ( 40 years +) computers might be more powerful than all the human race combined. Which mean that from there, It...

5 Days Ago
by Sableye Go to last post
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Politics
 

Is humanity's shared ideal of world peace an impossibility?

My personal viewpoint is that it is impossible, if not a goal that we lack the capability to reach due to the way that we are wired. My reasoning goes that because we each all have our own experiences and opinions of the world, there will always be a...

1 Week Ago
by Megadave Go to last post
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QUESTION
 

What exactly is a soul? ( 2 Last )

(I should start with a disclaimer: I do not personally believe in anything supernatural, nor am I Religious. However, this thread was made out of genuine curiosity and I do not wish it to turn into any sort of argument.) To those with some sort of...

1 Week Ago
by Itolkweed Go to last post
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Help
 

"Not racist, but #1 with racists" fallacy? This thread has images

First off, sorry that this isn't the traditional 'Mass Debate' topic that probably belongs here. Let me know if this is in the wrong place. So I stumbled on this image yesterday, found it pretty funny and a good jab at fox news. But recently, I've...

1 Week Ago
by draugur Go to last post
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Politics
 

The escalating ukranian conflict, "The Tom Clancy" conspiracy

Starting off from the point of the current escalating conflict in ukrania, aswell as the running conspiracies regarding the Russian involvement, aswell as infiltration of its eastern neighbours have always seemed as a very scary scenario of coming war....

1 Week Ago
by Emperor Scorpious II Go to last post
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Love
 

Is human technology and industry really "unnatural"? This thread has images

It's often said that our impact upon the Earth, especially our buildings and industries, is "unnatural". But consider this. Mankind is an animal species. More intelligent than other animals, but still animals. Anything we do and create is a direct...

1 Week Ago
by Carman Go to last post
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School
 

Is cheating on your homework or in school ok? ( 2 Last )

I've raised this topic before but sometimes I feel like some of my homework is a bunch of bs, so I use something like schoolsolver.com or chegg.com to get answers for my homework. Do you think that's something wrong or can there be circumstances in which...

2 Weeks Ago
by JtRtheRiPPeR Go to last post
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QUESTION
 

Serial Killers: Inherently evil, or an unexplained variable?

So I've been watching a bunch of serial killer documentaries/interviews lately, and a lot of these people seem to have something eerily in common. Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer, and Charles Cullens, as a few examples, make these claims in the interviews I've...

2 Weeks Ago
by Kardia Go to last post
33 1,259
Science
 

What is the Meaning of Life? ( 2 Last ) This thread has images

Do you believe there even is a meaning to life? What meaning do you believe in (if you believe there is meaning)? Why? I'm interested in everyone's different views/opinions. (Personally I don't see a meaning to life, so just have fun with it).

2 Weeks Ago
by popBambi Go to last post
60 1,610
QUESTION
 

kids who read

First off, im not sure if this belongs on mass debate but it has to do with how alot of kids today (that i know of) are raised, which is certainly controversial. Well, some kids just seem illiterate so to speak, i think every parent should read to their...

2 Weeks Ago
by eurocracy Go to last post
19 1,015
QUESTION
 

Is piracy real? ( 2 Last ) This thread has images

In the ongoing public consideration of existing copyright law, many points have been made on either side as to how to proceed in future legislature, as well as future economic design of corporate revenue models. My stance on the issue is admittedly...

2 Weeks Ago
by Gogi Go to last post
41 1,289
Shitpost
 

Are we in fact part of a cloning program?

So it has become a theory I believe may be true that we are in fact all clones of a previous genetic organism create by the creators. It would explain or similarity's with so many other humans that in fact we are mere alterations in the genetic code...

3 Weeks Ago
by prop_physic Go to last post
15 788
QUESTION
 

Thought Experiment: Honeypot.

After reading an article in SH regarding a cannibalistic police officer, my mind wandered like it usually does. I came to the thought avenue of this... Is it right for the police to have arrested a citizen purely because they intended to commit...

3 Weeks Ago
by MuTAnT Go to last post
10 659
QUESTION
 

Private Military Companies

So I wanted to hear Facepunch's view on the private military business. There has been alot of controversy regarding companies like Academi (former Blackwater), most notable the Baghdad shooting in 2007 where Blackwater operatives opened fire against...

3 Weeks Ago
by ShadowSocks8 Go to last post
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QUESTION
 

Does gender identity matter at all?

I often see people arguing about gender identity, preferred pronouns, whatever, and getting into very heated arguments about it. These arguments ususally stem from someone saying something ignorant in response to someone saying they're trans*, or seeing a...

3 Weeks Ago
by CorporalCupCake Go to last post
4 354
Science
 

If you die but have an exact clone are you dead? ( 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Last ) This thread has images

Exactly what the title says. Example would be that someone is "teleported" from one point to another, which creates a new consciousness that is exactly the same as the previous one. Is that person dead or not? In my opinion, it would be yes. The...

4 Weeks Ago
by Zukriuchen Go to last post
309 13,859
Politics
 

Is Ephebophilia morally wrong when you're a newly titled adult?

Ephebophilia: sexual attraction to adolescents age ranging from 15 - 19 (though for the sake of argument lets keep the range from 15 -17) Having turned 18 a month ago I am now considered in the eyes of the state and its laws, an adult. However...

4 Weeks Ago
by Arctic Snow Go to last post
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QUESTION
 

Are we ourselves or just a reflection of our surroundings? ( 2 Last )

I've been thinking about this for quite some time. We see examples of it everyday, racists, sexists, and just "bad" people in general, but who is truly responsible for their behaviour and mindset? When we're born are we a blank canvas ready to be...

4 Weeks Ago
by Ziks Go to last post
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Love
 

Jokes about tragedy - Why are they funny or unfunny?

I was originally commenting on another thread, when I went on a tangent that got me writing more than needed. I realized that my tangent was not what the OP wanted and I also realized that this was a topic in dire need of discussion. Here's my thoughts...

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4 Weeks Ago
by onebit Go to last post
10 1,009
QUESTION
 

What is your stance on 'stealing' or taking lost items?

I just found some beats by Dre earphones on the ground at my park. I waited a bit to see if anyone was around to see if it was anybody's. Nobody showed up so I decided to take them. What is your stance on taking stuff such as this? 23rd July 2014 ...

4 Weeks Ago
by onebit Go to last post
34 1,241
beta
 

Are Pornstars Sluts?

Are pornstars considered sluts even though it is their job? Is it misogynistic to refer to a woman who is, by definition, a slut? I personally believe a woman is only a slut if she flaunts it. I believe a guy is a douchebag and...

11th August 2014
by BigJoeyLemons Go to last post
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QUESTION
 

Neo-reaction and Human Biodiversity. Are humans equal? ( 2 Last ) This thread has images

Hello! Today I am interested in arguing about neoreactionary philosophy. This is followed by why they (and some who aren't neoreactionaries) are arguing about why humans may not be intrinsically equal. 1: What is a neoreactionary? A neoreactionary...

6th August 2014
by Itolkweed Go to last post
42 1,360
Science
 

Tobacco and nicotine - Should it be banned? ( 2 Last )

There have been many advertisements on TV, the internet, and in newspapers spreading the fact that smoking will give you gum disease, emphysema, heart disease, etc. to many people, smokers an non-smokers alike. Along with these advertisements, many more...

5th August 2014
by dai texas Go to last post
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QUESTION
 

the way suicidal people should be dealt with ( 2 Last )

i was wondering if someone could convince me if something i've been thinking about is wrong, its about the way suicidal people are dealt with this is how its really dealt with, they forcibly take you to this one sided institution where they try and...

5th August 2014
by Itolkweed Go to last post
52 3,627
School
 

College education VS Trade School.

As of right now, I'm in a community college. There are many points in time where I ask myself if I'm going to remember what I know (Trigonometry for example). I'm really in no position to hold any other opinion than "What I'm doing is good for me because...

5th August 2014
by Used Car Salesman Go to last post
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Map
 

Israel and Gaza - Difficult Solutions

On Friday July 18th the IDF invaded the Gaza strip in an operation aimed at "Destroying Hamas' militant tunnels". The facts of the situation can be best read from a news source. Here is an excerpt for the uninformed; As it stands at the time of...

4th August 2014
by Svinnik Go to last post
29 1,221
Everything/Nothing
 

Should all Civilian planes be equipped with Anti-Missle defense? This thread has images

In the light of the recent tragedy of the MH17 airplane that was shot down by a missle, I began to wonder, could this have been prevented if all civilian planes have counter measures against such attack? Why is it military planes can have an...

31st July 2014
by viper720666 Go to last post
36 1,576
Politics
 

Communism - Good or Bad? ( 2 3 Last )

Before we start, I want to say that I will mainly be talking about Marx and his ideas. You can feel free to talk about "Leninism and Stalinism", but they are completely different things. Stalin and Lenin just took some names and used them for their own...

29th July 2014
by Emperorconor Go to last post
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QUESTION
 

Legalize Weed?

Should weed be legal in North America? (User was banned for this post ("Didn't read the sticky - feel free to remake this thread correctly after your ban" - Blazyd))

25th July 2014
by Graaicko Go to last post
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Is making fun of 9/11 or the holocaust or any other horrible disaster okay?

Personally, I feel it's absolutely disgusting. It's trivializing the lives lost, the families destroyed. For what, a stupid gif to get a quick laugh? "Lol, 6 million people got horribly slaughtered lets make a pun about it how funny XD!" I just don't...

14th July 2014
by Kardia Go to last post
39 1,671
Politics
 

Facepunch's Rating System. ( 2 3 Last ) This thread has images

Well here's a interesting debate that's not about death or whatever, but instead facepunch's rating system. It's something that's actually bothered me and one of the main reasons I don't post here too often and wanted to see what others think; to...

13th July 2014
by Metist Go to last post
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