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Current Debate - London Olympics 2012: Will the games be a success?

London Olympics 2012: Will the games be a success?

(+) "Full of sound and fury…" (Macbeth) (-) "…signifying nothing." (except enormous expense) (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2011)

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What do your reviews say about you?

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Current Debate - 7 mistakes to avoid when booking your vacation online

7 mistakes to avoid when booking your vacation online

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What makes a book great?

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Current Debate - Michael Jackson 1958 - 2009.  What are your thoughts on the life of the King of Pop?

Michael Jackson 1958 - 2009. What are your thoughts on the life of the King of Pop?

(+) His music, his singing and what a hot dancer! (-) His lifestyle, increasingly odd behaviour (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2009)

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Garleon's Ciao General Election

(+) Nothing would ever get done (-) Nothing would ever get done (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2006)

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Current Debate - Can Long-Distance Relationships Work?

Can Long-Distance Relationships Work?

(+) Intense memorable times (-) Emotions got lost in translation (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2012)

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Current Debate - Dealing with cyberbullying: Tips for kids and parents

Dealing with cyberbullying: Tips for kids and parents

(+) Usually temporary, can be dealt with (-) Absolutely awful to experience (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2013)

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Current Debate - What are your favourite bank holiday activities?

What are your favourite bank holiday activities?

(+) "If all the year were playing holidays…" (-) "To sport would be as tedious as to work." (Henry IV pt 1) (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2011)

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Current Debate - Tablet Buying Guide: Your top 5 tips

Tablet Buying Guide: Your top 5 tips

(+) With Tablets - you must know all the little details before purchase. (-) Many unknown brands are very unreliable. Better to pay extra for a good one. (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2013)

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Current Debate - Kososvo declares independence from Serbia. If Kosovo why not Scotland?

Kososvo declares independence from Serbia. If Kosovo why not Scotland?

(+) In principle, self-determination is always desirable (-) In practice, individual cases differ and the outcome can be problematical (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2008)

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Current Debate - X-Factor 2009: Did the best acts go through? Who do you think will win and why?

X-Factor 2009: Did the best acts go through? Who do you think will win and why?

(+) Some great performers in the final, Simon Cowell when he is being honest (-) The twins, Danyl Johnson and the audience manipulation by the producers (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2009)

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Current Debate - Brazil 2014: What are your predictions?

Brazil 2014: What are your predictions?

(+) Great tournament so far (-) England out (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2014)

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Current Debate - What are your resolutions for 2012?

What are your resolutions for 2012?

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Current Debate - AV Referendum on 5th May! Which is fairer, AV or First Past the Post?

AV Referendum on 5th May! Which is fairer, AV or First Past the Post?

(+) A step in the right direction... (-) ...though not as big a step as it could or should be (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2011)

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Current Debate - UK General Election 2010: What does the future hold for the UK?

UK General Election 2010: What does the future hold for the UK?

(+) Coalition represents a majority of voters, and could lay foundation for saner system in future (-) Potential for friction and discord (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2010)

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Current Debate - £25 fee per GP\'s appointment - will you pay?

£25 fee per GP's appointment - will you pay?

(+) Demonstrates that the "simple" solution is never "simple" (-) Simply shuts the door on the issue rather than dealing with it. (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2013)

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Current Debate - Do you support the public sector strikes?

Do you support the public sector strikes?

(+) Hopefully some people might think about the value of our public services (-) Lots of people will lose their jobs through no fault of their own - no wonder they are fighting (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2011)

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Current Debate - Shop-till-you-drop in the January sales?

Shop-till-you-drop in the January sales?

(+) You can get bargains (-) You can buy things that really you do not need so not a bargain in fact (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2012)

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Do you believe in psychic ability?

(+) It may make you think. (-) You may not want to think. (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2004)

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Current Debate - How Can We Improve Our Education System?

How Can We Improve Our Education System?

(+) Can the public lead change? (-) A lack of money can't save existing teachers or resources. (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2014)

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Are we living in rip-off Britain?

(+) We are lucky (-) We could be luckier (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2002)

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Current Debate - Do you think that a minimum pricing of alcohol should be brought in?

Do you think that a minimum pricing of alcohol should be brought in?

(+) It could deter some people from over indulging (-) It will cost me more money! (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2012)

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Do you believe in aliens?

(+) You can see the evidence (-) Too many false calls (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2004)

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The children of today

(+) None (-) Is it too late? (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2005)

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Current Debate - In light of recent airline tragedies, and a growing number of budget flights, is safety being compromised?

In light of recent airline tragedies, and a growing number of budget flights, is safety being compromised?

(+) Natural catastrophes need prevention; human ignorance and greed need to be stopped (-) In both cases it is impossible!! (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2008)

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Has reality tv gone too far?

(+) Fills the gaps (-) Exploitative (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2011)

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Current Debate - How do you feel about the end of Page 3 in the Sun newspaper?

How do you feel about the end of Page 3 in the Sun newspaper?

(+) A British Institution (-) Gets a few hot under the collar (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2015)

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Current Debate - Mother\'s Day: A lovely tradition, or is it over commercialised?

Mother's Day: A lovely tradition, or is it over commercialised?

(+) A day when we can thank our mothers (-) commercialisation (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2012)

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What is your definition of beauty?

(+) Something I feel deeply about (-) see review. (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2003)

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Winner's curse

Advantages: "Full of sound and fury…" (Macbeth)
Disadvantages: "…signifying nothing." (except enormous expense)

...“Winner's Curse” – defined as the tendency for the winning bid in an auction to exceed the intrinsic value of the item purchased. For the past few years, ever since London secured the nom ...

torr 17.07.2012 · Read full review
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Review of London Olympics 2012: Will the games be a success?

** It Isn't Just the Thought That Counts **

Advantages: Big Show, Opportunity for big improvements in London and surrounding areas.
Disadvantages: Over Budget, no real plans for the future, residents affected ¬ included, all for money!!

...** OVER BUDGET ** The total budget for the London Olympics was set at £9.3 billion. They have already nearly hit this with 7 months left to go before the opening night. With only £1.7 billion earmarked for regeneration in London, obviously this is g ...

izzoh 11.12.2011 · Read full review
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Review of London Olympics 2012: Will the games be a success?

A success, but at what cost?

Advantages: tourism, transport improvements, profit for local businesses, London is the center of attention
Disadvantages: budgetary control, risk of security, high costs

London has been selected to stage the Olympic and Paralympic Games of 2012. It has successfully hosted the games two times in the past, in 1908 and in 1948. This enormous event is expected to bring to the city millions of people from all over the world an ...

sweetybi 10.12.2011 · Read full review
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Review of London Olympics 2012: Will the games be a success?

Gold Rush

Advantages: A chance to show off
Disadvantages: Financially crippling if we're going to do a Greece!

...Several sport commentators will claim the London Olympics will be a welcome respite from the apparent Eurozone misery that has engulfed our capitalistic lifestyles. The Games should be a welcome interlude from this prolonged ‘financial doomsday’ we’re all ...

1st2thebar 04.12.2011 · Read full review
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Review of London Olympics 2012: Will the games be a success?

The olympics is safe in Bob Crowe's hands!

Advantages: Lift the nation
Disadvantages: Lift the can fares

...When the delicious Konnie Huq was nearly downed by a protester when carrying the Olympic torch through London back in the day, but stoically held on as the Chinese thugs piled on top, it only made my flame burn harder for her and the Games. I love the Oly ...

thedevilinme 11.12.2011 · Read full review
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