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Current Debate - High-tech and holidays: Unplug yourself or stay connected?

High-tech and holidays: Unplug yourself or stay connected?

(+) Happily unplug on holiday (-) Tend to gaze at other peoples' devices as if they're ice creams (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2015)

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Do you believe in life after death?

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Current Debate - It\'s time to sunbathe! Which are your top 5 products at the beach?

It's time to sunbathe! Which are your top 5 products at the beach?

(+) Sun! (-) Overheating (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2015)

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Should smoking be banned in all public places?

(+) Smokers bring in big tax (-) Alcohol is far worse (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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Should cannabis be legalised?

(+) Your favourite music? Look around you... (-) erm... I can't remember them (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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Is capital punishment wrong?

(+) None. It has no place in modern, civilised society. (-) Life is sacred. The execution of even one innocent is too high a price to pay. (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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Does Britain still need a monarchy?

(+) A check on politics and politicians (-) Not always comfortable in the media age (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2002)

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Is beauty only skin deep?

(+) External beauty attracts potential partners (-) Causes envy and lack of empathy (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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What is your opinion about legal prostitution?

(+) Controlled and taxed (-) Society is not there yet ... (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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Do animals have rights?

(+) They have same fundamental rights as humans (-) People can go too far in defending them (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2002)

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How do you shop for food?

(+) Eradicated some disease, some efficiencies (-) Use of Fossil Fuels, Pollution, Destruction of the Ecosystem (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2004)

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Creation Vs Evolution

(+) Should contribute something to Ciao (-) It's lengthy (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2004)

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Current Debate - Flooding catastrophe, could the scale of damage have been lessened?

Flooding catastrophe, could the scale of damage have been lessened?

(+) Everywhere... (-) '''...but not a drop to drink...''' (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2007)

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Where, when, how, with whom do you travel?

(+) Too many to mention (-) too few to worry about (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2003)

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Current Debate - Review of the Year 2009

Review of the Year 2009

(+) Find out why I was absent from Ciao for so much of last year. (-) Find out how I snatched disaster from the jaws of success! (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2009)

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Current Debate - Summer Holidays: Best Memories and Places

Summer Holidays: Best Memories and Places

(+) Joyful summers... (-) ...years ago (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2014)

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Review of the year 2010

(+) It certainly dished up some surprises! Enjoyable travels. (-) An extremely stressful roller-coaster year professionally. (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2010)

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Current Debate - Your personal review of 2007: Which events stand out for you?

Your personal review of 2007: Which events stand out for you?

(+) The most significant year of my life (-) Was hellish at times (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2007)

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Current Debate - Online investigations, shooting down passenger planes? How far can a government go to fight terrorism?

Online investigations, shooting down passenger planes? How far can a government go to fight terrorism?

(+) See below (-) See below (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2007)

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Current Debate - Film Reboots - love them or loathe them?

Film Reboots - love them or loathe them?

(+) Can be done well. It may make a movie more accessible to the younger generation. (-) Usually not necessary, just an ego-trip by the writers and directors. (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2015)

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Has modern music become too commercialised?

(+) I've failed to think of any (-) It's pathetic, it's killing real music and it can even be dangerous (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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What is a Chav?

(+) I is well 'ard, innit (-) You is a punk ass biatch. Innit (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2006)

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Does true love really exist?

(+) see review. (-) see review. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2003)

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Is it tougher being a woman?

(+) They like a huge or two (-) It all comes down to cash in the end (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2005)

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Current Debate - What is your favourite song of all time and why does it mean so much to you ?

What is your favourite song of all time and why does it mean so much to you ?

(+) I love the song - and love the memories it brings back (-) Absolutely none (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2015)

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What is the best way to combat racism?

(+) We are making progress (-) ...far too slowly (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2002)

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Should fox hunting be banned in England and Wales?

(+) Absolutely none!!!! (-) Barbaric!!!!!!! No use whatsoever (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2002)

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Current Debate - Summer is starting, barbecues are reemerging from the sheds… But which is your favourite? A regular charcoal one or modern, gas/electric one?

Summer is starting, barbecues are reemerging from the sheds… But which is your favourite? A regular charcoal one or modern, gas/electric one?

(+) "What of soul was left, I wonder…" (-) "…when the charcoal had to stop." (with apologies to Robert Browning) (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2015)

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Should Britain join the Euro?

(+) Made small sums of cash initially (-) Losing huge sums of cash daily (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2002)

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Current Debate - Your top 5 favourite films of all time

Your top 5 favourite films of all time

(+) They're my favourite films (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2014)

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'WhatsAppenin'

Advantages: Happily unplug on holiday
Disadvantages: Tend to gaze at other peoples' devices as if they're ice creams

Removing myself from the machine, is easy to say, doing it is a conundrum, for I like you, seem attached. The final 'Countdown' is on.. what has the machine got 'data' store for us skinned with flesh; let me tell you, skin technology reacts to touch, ...

1st2thebar 22.08.2015 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of High-tech and holidays: Unplug yourself or stay connected?

When the phones stop a'buzzing

Advantages: Relax, recharge, no hassle
Disadvantages: None at all!

To unplug or connect up, that is the question. I spend most of my life online; whether it is at work, at home, with friends, colleagues, games, Ciao or other random commitments that I’ve somehow managed to find. The one exception to this, without a shad ...

Secre 17.08.2015 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of High-tech and holidays: Unplug yourself or stay connected?

Time with real people or technology?

Advantages: Useful for staying in contact with people.
Disadvantages: Technology can take over your life.

It's very difficult these days to switch off from technology. It seems to be ingrained into our very fibres. All I seem to see these days are people walking the streets with their heads in their phones and/or tablets. Whether you come on holiday with y ...

CoffeeQueen68 14.08.2015 · Read full review
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Did You Turn it Off and On Again?

Advantages: A few
Disadvantages: A few

As someone who doesn't live in their country of birth, this Current Issue is definitely right up my alley. I come back to England once a year from the United States, and each year I bring along my mobile phone. In 2013 and 2014 I had an unlocked HTC One a ...

Jarisleif 16.08.2015 · Read full review
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Review of High-tech and holidays: Unplug yourself or stay connected?

Somewhere in a Field in North Wales...

Advantages: Means of entertaining kids quietly without others
Disadvantages: No complete break from the outside world

I must admit, this Current Issue seemed very relevant to me as we had planned our first lengthy camping trip as a family and the issue of paying for WiFi access had come up almost straightaway! Paying the Price On top of the costs we've already pa ...

jo-1976 18.08.2015 · Read full review
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