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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 - Boycotting the Beijing Olympic Games, should politics have a place in sports?

Boycotting the Beijing Olympic Games, should politics have a place in sports?

(+) Take a decisive stand against a nasty dictatorship. (-) Wouldn't it be lovely if the Olympics were truly beyond politics? (*) (On Ciao since: 03/2008)

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Current Debate - Best And Worst Excuses For Missing Work

Best And Worst Excuses For Missing Work

(+) A lonnnnnng vacation is soon to follow. (-) The vacation may not have a scheduled ending. (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2014)

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Current Debate - Organ Donation: Opt-In or Opt-Out?

Organ Donation: Opt-In or Opt-Out?

(+) Could save someones life! (-) It might be asked at a bad time by medical staff! (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2013)

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Current Debate - Ageism in employment

Ageism in employment

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Current Debate - TELEVISION. Could you live without it and how would your time be spent in replace of it?

TELEVISION. Could you live without it and how would your time be spent in replace of it?

(+) TV shows can be informative, entertaining and uplifting.... (-) ....But only if you can control what you watch when you watch it and without sponsorship (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2010)

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Current Debate - SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES. What tracks/albums have made a significant impact in your life and what made it so meaningful?

SOUNDTRACK OF OUR LIVES. What tracks/albums have made a significant impact in your life and what made it so meaningful?

(+) Some of my favourite music and the reasons why I find it so significant. (-) Questionable taste. (*) (On Ciao since: 06/2010)

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Current Debate - Ciao Wishlist: 5 Products To Buy In 2014

Ciao Wishlist: 5 Products To Buy In 2014

(+) It helps me to have aims (-) None if you know you can afford what you buy (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2014)

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Current Debate - 5 reasons why you love summer

5 reasons why you love summer

(+) Sunshine and laughter (-) None (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2013)

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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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Spooky experiences

(+) I wouldn't say thats there's too many! (-) Spooky occurances! Losing Grandad!! (*) (On Ciao since: 12/2005)

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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 - 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 euthanasia be legalised?

(+) Clarify the law (-) Lawyers never lose (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2004)

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Did man land on the moon?

(+) The absurd hoax theory hasn't gained much traction anywhere (-) Some people nevertheless believe it, simply because "governments lie" (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2004)

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Should we celebrate Halloween?

(+) A holiday to brighten up the darkening weeks and to celebrate spookiness (-) Non-spooky costumes, teenage trick or treaters and bad TV schedules (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2006)

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Current Debate - How do you fight stress and anxiety?

How do you fight stress and anxiety?

(+) sharing coping strategies may help (-) symptoms may be easier to treat than the cause (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2011)

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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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Current Debate - Can you imagine your life without internet?

Can you imagine your life without internet?

(+) Entertainment, the wide reaching tendrils of the internet (-) 'Playing' on the internet eats up the hours in the day, some people take the internet too seriously (*) (On Ciao since: 02/2012)

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Current Debate - World Championships in Athletics Osaka 2007

World Championships in Athletics Osaka 2007

(+) Dope tests are increasing, punishments are tougher (-) Determining who took the drugs knowingly and who made a mistake (*) (On Ciao since: 08/2007)

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Should the age of consent be abolished?

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Current Debate - Olympic Games Beijing 2008: Which country will win the most medals?

Olympic Games Beijing 2008: Which country will win the most medals?

(+) China and USA are a very strong team but GB are coming through. (-) None, GB have done very well. (*) (On Ciao since: 07/2008)

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Is it wrong to download music without paying?

(+) Free music. Greedy corporations don't get your cash but make a fat profit anyhow! (-) None, oh, except for the 0.00000001% chance of a lawsuit outside of the United States. (*) (On Ciao since: 04/2004)

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Current Debate - Do employers have a right to use social networking sites and online searches to screen applicants?

Do employers have a right to use social networking sites and online searches to screen applicants?

(+) Helps an employer gain a more thorough picture of potential employees (-) Some may think it's unethical (*) (On Ciao since: 01/2013)

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Current Debate - What impact will the outcome of the US election have on the rest of the world?

What impact will the outcome of the US election have on the rest of the world?

(+) Change for America (-) The world met Sarah Palin (*) (On Ciao since: 10/2008)

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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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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 - Euro 2008 in Austria and Switzerland: Which country do you think will win and why.

Euro 2008 in Austria and Switzerland: Which country do you think will win and why.

(+) Football, Football, Football, No Media Hype about how great we are (-) No media hype about how great we are, No England, Scotland, Wales or Ireland (*) (On Ciao since: 05/2008)

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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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Current Debate - Top 5 Home Energy Saving Tips

Top 5 Home Energy Saving Tips

(+) Deals around (-) Rip off Britain (*) (On Ciao since: 09/2013)

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The Midget's Guide to 2013

Advantages: better than I expected, I had my first solo holiday, did lots of research and painting
Disadvantages: stressful and surreal moments, a definite sense of "waiting to get going"

It’s that time of year. The “Where did Christmas week go when I wasn’t looking?” bit and the "Did I really eat that much chocolate over Christmas" moment . . . as well as the "Were those really my resolutions for 2013?" shock when you find last year's dia ...

KateHurst 01.01.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Review of the Year 2013

Borg's Personal '13

Advantages: Got through it unscathed
Disadvantages: Glad it's all over...

Borg’s 13 It was the worst of years... it was the worst of years... My god and am I glad to see the back of it. Okay, it was not all bad and I am absolutely certain that others have had much worse years than mine, but it just seems that this has been pa ...

Borg 04.01.2014 · Read full review
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Review of Review of the Year 2013

To boycott or not to boycott? I say the former.

Advantages: Take a decisive stand against a nasty dictatorship.
Disadvantages: Wouldn't it be lovely if the Olympics were truly beyond politics?

I don't know if the question is really "should politics have a place in sports?" because we all know the answer should be "of course not" yet we all know it does, in reality; and this is especially true of the Olympics. I should declare a bias, here; I ...

anaglypta 02.04.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Boycotting the Beijing Olympic Games, should politics have a place in sports?

Time for a protest?

Advantages: Get your views to a large audience.
Disadvantages: Antagonise many people you were trying to influence

The question of should be any politics in sport has been asked. But there is already Politics in sport. At the level of The Olympics it would seem that it is more politics than sport. Some will do anything to win, athletes and countries both. Extraordinar ...

Coloneljohn 08.04.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Boycotting the Beijing Olympic Games, should politics have a place in sports?

Let peace continue...

Advantages: Humanity is the main thing of concern.
Disadvantages: If we could put politics aside, Olympic would have a different charm.

The question, should politics have a place in sports is asked here, but the politics is already in sports. Rather we should say that the politics is more than that of the sports. If in some places the deserved ones do not get selection in other places the ...

asomormridul 21.04.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Boycotting the Beijing Olympic Games, should politics have a place in sports?