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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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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?

(+) Keeps popular music in the public eye (-) Very safe and pedestrian, focuses on short term success over long term credibility (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2011)

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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 - What has the past five years taught us about the merits and demerits of government by a coalition rather than a single party ?

What has the past five years taught us about the merits and demerits of government by a coalition rather than a single party ?

(+) Sometimes necessary, sometimes even desirable (-) Hard for voters to know what to expect (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2015)

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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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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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Current Debate - What are your summer holiday plans?

What are your summer holiday plans?

(+) Lots of time to spend in a quality way with my family. (-) A lot of hours to fill, particularly if the weather is a bit ropey. (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2011)

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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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Is breast always best?

(+) Too many to mention (-) Hard work at the start (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2006)

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Where should children receive their sexual eductaion?

(+) A proper educatioin can make all the difference (-) You may well find it embarrassing (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2004)

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Current Debate - Halloween costumes ideas

Halloween costumes ideas

(+) Does not need to cost the earth and children can get involved in making outfits (-) I do not like Halloween!!! (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2013)

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Current Debate - Thatcher\'s premiership: Good or bad for Britain?

Thatcher's premiership: Good or bad for Britain?

(+) Some of the substance (-) All of the style (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2013)

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Should students really be paid just for showing up at college?

(+) Can help people stay in education (-) There will alway be those that can take advantage of the system, and those that just miss out (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2004)

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How should university education be funded?

(+) Education is a benefit for all (-) But someone has to pay the cost (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2004)

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What is your opinion of compulsory drug testing in the workplace?

(+) Could Help (-) Personal Rights? (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2003)

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Current Debate - What is the most unusual New Year\' Resolution you have kept?

What is the most unusual New Year' Resolution you have kept?

(+) Positive changes physically and mentally (-) None! (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2011)

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What's the relationship between class and media?

(+) Titillating reading; great gossip. (-) Ruined lives; innocent accused proven guilty based on false, media-generated impressions. (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2003)

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Should the U.S. work more closely with international bodies and take fewer unilateral foreign policy and military decisions?

(+) You might sleep safe feeling protected by the US. (-) Motives are driven by self interest. (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2001)

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Current Debate - The Oscars 2009: How did you feel about this years winners?

The Oscars 2009: How did you feel about this years winners?

(+) Gorgeous Host, Great Awards Ceremony Awarding Everyone In The Film Industry (-) Long (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2009)

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What's Wrong with the British Law?

(+) True interpretation of the law (-) Makes the law complex (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2005)

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Current Debate - What are your thoughts on Ireland saying \'No\' to the Lisbon Treaty?

What are your thoughts on Ireland saying 'No' to the Lisbon Treaty?

(+) The treaty seems fairly uncontroversial. (-) We must respect the Irish opinion. (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2008)

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Does inclusion within the education system work?

(+) A view from inside (-) outside looking in (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2004)

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Current Debate - The Commonwealth Games

The Commonwealth Games

(+) 27% more medals for England! (-) Grubby country (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2010)

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Are monarchy and democracy incompatible?

(+) It means we can have Queen and Democracy (-) Do you care? (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2002)

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Current Debate - Is the government right to freeze minimum wage for young people?

Is the government right to freeze minimum wage for young people?

(+) I can see a benefit for businesses (-) Is it fair? (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2012)

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Current Debate - In the wake of the News of the World scandal, how far can newspapers go to get a story?

In the wake of the News of the World scandal, how far can newspapers go to get a story?

(+) We hold the power (-) We don't do anything with it (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2011)

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Current Debate - The Great Smartphone Debate

The Great Smartphone Debate

(+) Everything you need, and more. (-) Too much at stake if you lose one (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2013)

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Current Debate - Child benefit cuts - is it fair?

Child benefit cuts - is it fair?

(+) Has unearthed a political agenda namely a poisoned chalice (-) Grotesquely unfair measures that doesn't aid anyone, except for political gain (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2013)

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What do your reviews say about you?

(+) You are telling me what my reviews are telling you, about me. (-) l'm making myself vulnerable . . . again! (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2007)

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Are British teachers justified in taking strike action?

(+) Might make the government get their ass moving (-) Disruptive to childrens education (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2003)

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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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