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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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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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The start of the existence of everything

(+) Here, you will find the truth (-) Are you scraed of knowing the truth? (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2006)

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What's Right or Wrong with Democracy?

(+) Err... (-) Low turnout, faults with FPTP (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2002)

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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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Should we beware the Ides of March?

(+) "Has it never occurred to you that the Romans counted backwards?..." (-) "…Be honest." (1066 and All That) (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2011)

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Are Gay People Portrayed In a Positive Way In Popular Film and Televison?

(+) more gay people are included in films and on tv (-) the representation is unrealistic (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2004)

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Current Debate - children in restaurants

children in restaurants

(+) encourages good social skills (-) somebody elses children spoiling it (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2010)

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What Would You Give Up For A Million Pounds?

(+) No more sweating (-) If we all gave this up for a million quid, the species would die out! (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2007)

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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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Should British court trials be televised

(+) An examination of Americas past (-) Race hate is still there (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2011)

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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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What do you think of the Kraft Cadbury Merger?

(+) Its Cadburys - Leave be - I've a watch you can have for 11Bn instead (-) The yanks are bigger than us - weight wise (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2010)

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Current Debate - Racism in Sport

Racism in Sport

(+) Fun election (-) Race lines drawn (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2012)

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Current Debate - Should social networks introduce a minimum age and passport verification?

Should social networks introduce a minimum age and passport verification?

(+) Gives the impression children are safer online. (-) Activities online compromised. Overall, an obsessive intrusion. (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2013)

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Age Concern

(+) Charity has the best of intentions (-) Fighting against the system to just be able to do menial tasks (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2010)

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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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Current Debate - Is there really a climate change, your opinion?

Is there really a climate change, your opinion?

(+) Its a big problem with small solutions that could help IF EVERYONE did something (-) inevitable its not going to work out, the earth will suffer (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2006)

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Is crime in the UK out of control?

(+) I've got a knuckle duster - I like dusting !! (-) Too many Hoodies roaming outside Cafe Nero (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2010)

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Should get to vote on its independance?

(+) I would vote Scotland out of the union (-) Two thirds of Scots want to keep the union. (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2011)

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Current Debate - Syria - Should the West Act?

Syria - Should the West Act?

(+) Oil (-) Oil (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2013)

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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 - Is legal media downloading the way of the future?

Is legal media downloading the way of the future?

(+) Media is available to everyone with just the click of button (-) Leads to illegal downloading and hacking, costs more and requires more knowledge of technology (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2011)

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Current Debate - Meat in general

Meat in general

(+) Cheap (-) Full of horse shoes (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2013)

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What should be done with the drunken sailor?

(+) I dunno, stuff (-) Y'know. STUFF! (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2006)

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Current Debate - Is gun crime out of control?

Is gun crime out of control?

(+) It can be stemmed (-) Too easy to shout racism (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2010)

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is there a fix to the Israel/Palestine conflict?

(+) Sell arms and hate (-) Honest debate isnt possible (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2011)

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Current Debate - The Arab Spring

The Arab Spring

(+) They had their say (-) They blew it (*) (On Ciao since: 11/2012)

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Current Debate - In Celebration of Mother\'s Day, tell us why your Mum is special.

In Celebration of Mother's Day, tell us why your Mum is special.

(+) n/a (-) n/a (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2011)

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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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An Understandable Mistake

Advantages: The treaty seems fairly uncontroversial.
Disadvantages: We must respect the Irish opinion.

Before I started looking more closely into this topic, all I knew about the Lisbon treaty was that it was something to do with the EU and lots of people were getting very upset about it. Having read the Treaty (well, skimmed through it - have you seen the ...

fmml 15.07.2008 · Read full review
Ciao members have rated this review on average: very helpful
Review of What are your thoughts on Ireland saying 'No' to the Lisbon Treaty?

Luck of the Irish?

Advantages: Democracy in action, perhaps?
Disadvantages: Could lead to a gradual decline in the EU

Depending on your personal experiences and upbringing, large-scale institutions should either be revered or feared. Few come larger than the European Union, a loose, mainly economic alliance of 28 nations of the continent, supposedly working together for ...

Volvagia 31.07.2008 · Read full review
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Review of What are your thoughts on Ireland saying 'No' to the Lisbon Treaty?

Ireland, Lisbon treaty vote

Advantages: Got a choice, made the right choice
Disadvantages: will probably have no impact

...I congratulate the Irish for not following the wishes of Brussels and making their own decision. For too long the EU 'big boys' have dictated exactly what goes on and aren't stopped by national governments. The referendum took place on the 12 June and ...

petery36 04.07.2008 · Read full review
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Review of What are your thoughts on Ireland saying 'No' to the Lisbon Treaty?

My thoughts on the Irish 'No'.

Advantages: I got to think aloud!
Disadvantages: My knowledge in this area is limited.

...My thoughts? Well at least Ciao have the spirit to ask people what they think, which of course means my thoughts are mine, not right, not wrong, based on fact, heresay, opinion, beliefs and experience. The first three thoughts I list are in order of how I ...

paulhanton 22.07.2008 · Read full review
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Way to go Ireland

Advantages: Exercised their rights to a referendum
Disadvantages: None that I can see at this time, seems to be a good choice.

They have made a good choice and shown how well they have worked Democratically, which is more than I can say for the United Kingdom, in which we haven't had the opportunity to have a referendum on this issue. By all accounts it seems we will always be pr ...

aragorn01 07.07.2008 · Read full review
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