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Originally posted by masqua
The Dutch would like it very much if the 'rest of the western countries' would follow their example. The reason being that, even though their liberal breakthroughs have led to the decline of interest among themselves of those types of freedoms, it has also had the negative effect of the 'wrong type of touristm', particularly in downtown Amsterdam.
Legalize Marijuana and tax the hell out of it.
Legalize, physically addictive (hard) drugs and make them available at distribution centers that can better help addicts. Often drug addiction stems from deeper issues.
Legalize prostitution, and provide control to eliminate rape, disease, and pimping from the sex industry.
Stop censorship, there exists today technology to protect children. I think that a parents responsibility to educate children will better prepare them to deal with the situations that are inevitably going to confront them. I believe that sheltering children from the realities of life (drugs, sex ect.) only serves to make those things more enticing and exciting to them.
Originally posted by Halfofone
A glaring example is the law suits against McDonalds for an individuals obesity. I don’t contend that fast food is healthy but your choice to visit is YOURS. The claim of ignorance is also unfounded. Do not say “ they should have told me” say “I should have found out”.
The plaintiffs' children had eaten at McDonald's between three and five time a week between 1987 and 2002
he still dismissed the claim because of a lack of causal connection between the food and the injuries, saying the complaint did not answer such questions as "What else did the plaintiffs eat?" and "How much did they exercise?" and "Is there a family history of the diseases which are alleged to have been caused by McDonald's products?"