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Current Debate - What is your view on the Wikileaks case and its controversial protagonist Julian Assange?

What is your view on the Wikileaks case and its controversial protagonist Julian Assange?

(+) Wikileaks have shown us the truth (-) The truth is not pleasant (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2010)

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Unemployment in general

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If we were given a referendum on the European Union would you vote for the UK to stay in or come out?

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Current Debate - Paris attacks: what are your thoughts?

Paris attacks: what are your thoughts?

(+) If the world stands as one then perhaps we stand a chance... (-) ...by splintering further into pieces we are just serving Da'esh's ideals and agenda (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2015)

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Current Debate - Do schools in the UK have too many holidays?

Do schools in the UK have too many holidays?

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Current Debate - How relevant is the age of consent in modern Britain?

How relevant is the age of consent in modern Britain?

(+) Relative certainty for everyone, protects most minors and adults, avoids demeaning judgements. (-) Fails to recognise individual variability - too high for some and too low for others. (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2012)

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Age Concern

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Current Debate - Are children too reliant on television and tablets to keep them entertained ?

Are children too reliant on television and tablets to keep them entertained ?

(+) Kids entertained are quiet. (-) They can become antisocial. (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2015)

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

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

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Review of the Year 2013

(+) better than I expected, I had my first solo holiday, did lots of research and painting (-) stressful and surreal moments, a definite sense of "waiting to get going" (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2013)

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Current Debate - Should the Elgin Marbles be returned to Greece?

Should the Elgin Marbles be returned to Greece?

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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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Does Britain still need a monarchy?

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Political Correctness is driving me mad

(+) Good deals if your a bureaucrat - bonus plan, golden handshake (-) Loads of Red Tape - More than Blue Peter would get through in 100 years (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2010)

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Current Debate - Are Print Newspapers Dead?

Are Print Newspapers Dead?

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Is breast always best?

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Current Debate - BBC 3 to be axed. Do you agree?

BBC 3 to be axed. Do you agree?

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Women and Society

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Peace & Martin Luther King Jr ...Subjects of Peace in our world

(+) Peace has every advantage in the world.... (-) There are no disadvantages to peace...it's Free! (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2005)

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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?

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What is your definition of beauty?

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Should cloning research be stopped?

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Garleon's Ciao General Election

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Syria - Should the West Act?

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England failed to qualify for Euro 2008: Who's to blame?

(+) It all starts again, September 08 (-) We didn't Qualify (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2007)

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Current Debate - Do programmes such as the X Factor have a positive or negative impact on the music industry?

Do programmes such as the X Factor have a positive or negative impact on the music industry?

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Current Debate - Asteroids and Meteors

Asteroids and Meteors

(+) They light up the sky (-) They will one day wipe us out. (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2011)

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(+) Strange story (-) 239 people are dead (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2008)

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Current Debate - South Africa V England 2015-16 Test Series

South Africa V England 2015-16 Test Series

(+) Good series (-) Bad final test loss (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2015)

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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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Transparency is the Best Policy

Advantages: Wikileaks have shown us the truth
Disadvantages: The truth is not pleasant

Until recently I had never visited the Wikileaks website and only knew of it through reading the papers and listening to the news. My impressions were generally positive, although with some reservations. After the furore broke over the release of US embas ...

noodlebutty 14.01.2011 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
Review of What is your view on the Wikileaks case and its controversial protagonist Julian Assange?

Amalgamating Repugnancy

Advantages: Elevates the true Federal agenda to the fore
Disadvantages: Human Rights in question

...Slogan – “We Open Governments”- A clue here to what would transpire – not an organization that’ll go all coy and blush with embarrassment, not even if one trumps in public; like a fog-horn in a crowded shopping Mall. Launched: October 2006'' ...

1st2thebar 14.01.2011 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: exceptional
Review of What is your view on the Wikileaks case and its controversial protagonist Julian Assange?

Should we stand shoulder to shoulder with this man?

Advantages: See how US politicians behave
Disadvantages: How much of this has been driven by Assange's ego?

“We are an organisation that does not promote leaking, we are an organisation that promotes justice through the mechanism of transparency”. Julian Assange ~ Wikileaks founder. “That’s wormwood (scrubs)!” Or, correctly, it was Wandsworth Prison ...

kevin121 05.01.2011 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
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It's old hat now

Advantages: none
Disadvantages: none

I’m no expert on computer hacking or indeed on how one would go about getting so called secret files, but the thought did occur to me that if someone is clever enough to do such a thing and someone is dumb enough to make the info available then tough shit ...

donf18 11.01.2011 · Read full review
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A controversial document leak website

Advantages: everything is out in the open
Disadvantages: could be dangerous, reliability

Wikileaks, a controversial website publishing secret documents which has recently been in the news. Julian Assange is the main spokesperson and editor-in-chief for the website. --Background (the facts)-- Wikileaks was founded by Assange in 2006 and ...

pinkwriter643 11.01.2011 · Read full review
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