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 Post subject: Re: Unpopular Opinions
PostPosted: Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:02 pm 
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I'd have much preferred it if it was a lot more powerful sounding, like he was actually annoyed by it, and that'd require 'Love' to be swapped with a profanity. (I think it actually was for one cover).


I think that's why it works so well, though. He's annoyed, but he's not going to fuel the fire this other person is trying to build. And "love" could have very easily been that profanity, but again, we're not trying to add fuel to the fire. It's essentially, "Don't go away mad, just go away."

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 Post subject: Re: Unpopular Opinions
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Hah, found the cover version with Love swapped to <Profanity>. Amazing cover.

I won't link it, but if you YouTube for Halsey, it'll be one of the first few results (unless the results change country to country, obviously won't show if you have YouTube in 'Restricted Mode'). Pretty decent cover.

For me, Bieber could bake a cake and hand deliver to everyone in the world, it'll never undo the rubbish he did or my opinion for him for churning that out.

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Well, if he manages to handdeliver a cake to everyone in the world he'll be an immortal god. Which actually fits well with my opinion of any hypothetical god: an immature kid with too much influence.


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And cake, which is why he should share it.

Maybe Deity Bieber should get with those Cake by the Ocean guy and open a bakery?

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And cake, which is why he should share it.

Maybe Deity Bieber should get with those Cake by the Ocean guy and open a bakery?

Cake, of course, being a euphemism for the same profanity Bieber should have used instead of love.

Lyrically, the song is about sex, but is also often interpreted to be referring to the cocktail Sex on the Beach. The song's title originated from the Swedish producers repeatedly confusing the phrase "sex on the beach" for "cake by the ocean."

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cake_by_t ... omposition

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Yes, they were quite drunk when they thought of it.

Much like Bieber's parents on the night of his conception, I'm sure. :twisted:

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Personal use of all drugs should be decriminalized.

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alluke wrote:
Personal use of all drugs should be decriminalized.

See, this is an unpopular opinion. GOOD! :D

My reason for disagreeing is that, even though you only do it to your own body (and obviously you should be able to do what you please to yourself), you can put a strain on the healthcare in your area which costs money and time. Doctors may need to attend to you instead of someone "more worthy" of their time. If your drug abuse becomes a burden financially or socially, then it is no longer affecting only yourself.

The difficulty comes from deciding if a drug only affects you, and when it affects others in a larger perspective. Tobacco and perhaps alcohol should, by that definition, be illegal. Marijuana perhaps legal.

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Duh just tax the s*** out of them. Smoking is beneficial to the public purse in the uk

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alluke wrote:
Personal use of all drugs should be decriminalized.

See, this is an unpopular opinion. GOOD! :D

My reason for disagreeing is that, even though you only do it to your own body (and obviously you should be able to do what you please to yourself), you can put a strain on the healthcare in your area which costs money and time. Doctors may need to attend to you instead of someone "more worthy" of their time. If your drug abuse becomes a burden financially or socially, then it is no longer affecting only yourself.

The difficulty comes from deciding if a drug only affects you, and when it affects others in a larger perspective. Tobacco and perhaps alcohol should, by that definition, be illegal. Marijuana perhaps legal.


If it's legal and regulated, then we can develop more awareness of just how various drugs affect us. We can also develop a social contract for when and where it's appropriate to use certain drugs, how much, and in what ways.

For example, if we make marijuana legal and we stop drug testing for it in most workplaces, then more than likely find that people recreationally use drugs in their downtime but sober up before work. Not firing people using drugs in their off-time would boost workplace productivity and reduce turnover costs.

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Chrill wrote:
alluke wrote:
Personal use of all drugs should be decriminalized.

See, this is an unpopular opinion. GOOD! :D

My reason for disagreeing is that, even though you only do it to your own body (and obviously you should be able to do what you please to yourself), you can put a strain on the healthcare in your area which costs money and time. Doctors may need to attend to you instead of someone "more worthy" of their time. If your drug abuse becomes a burden financially or socially, then it is no longer affecting only yourself.

The difficulty comes from deciding if a drug only affects you, and when it affects others in a larger perspective. Tobacco and perhaps alcohol should, by that definition, be illegal. Marijuana perhaps legal.


Also, drug users, who for obvious reasons don't usually have jobs, commit a lot of theft and burglary to fund their habits. I have been painfully affected by drug use in this way, even tho I never use them.

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I like smoking cannabis ,and when I do, I play games, stupdly enough an old game, such as OpenTTD, in my free time.


I've been doing this. Usually end up playing Rocket League almost entirely on muscle memory.
The main reason I don't dive into Factorio or OTTD during this is that it usually means either a short, feverish night of sleep after a far-too-long playing session, or no sleep at all. And my job isn't of the type I can easily get through on no sleep, sadly enough.

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Also, drug users, who for obvious reasons don't usually have jobs


I'm quite sure this doesn't speak for most, or mainly your area. A lot of recreational drug users over here are students and young adults with either studies or jobs. Most actual addicts are functional, with a daily job and evening/nightly drug abuse routine. Seeing as you are from the US the drug problem really is a different beast, and much more of a pan- or epidemic. I can understand your stance completely.

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 Post subject: Re: Unpopular Opinions
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Prostitution should be a well regulated and accepted profession. A legal status on prostitution can on the long run reduce human trafficking, specially if taken together with certain regulatory actions. Such regulatory actions might include periodic health control with issuance of "fit to work" health certificates, fiscal revenue reports, requirements for work visa for non-national prostitutes, prostitution to only be allowed in certified/authorized locations, etc.

The reason for this is that prostitutes fill in some socio-economic/social Health services normally not given, and as long as there are a demand there will be supply (and if no supply by legal means, it will be supplied illegally)


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Prostitution is legal in Sweden. It's illegal to buy sex though. The purpose of this is that women forced into prostitution cannot be charged with a crime.

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In the UK (ENG, WAL, SCO), prostitution is legal, but in many cases it isn't. It is illegal to; own or run a brothel, solicit sexual services in public, kerb crawl*, or be a pimp.
There is at least one legally set up 'red light district' in the UK, it's in Leeds (Holbeck area specifically), where the local police force have declared that they will not prosecute prostitutes who are soliciting on the streets, nor will they prosecute kerb crawling. Brothels & Pimping is still illegal within the zone. They also can only work 7PM to 7AM. The scheme has so far been successful, at least in the eyes of the police. (I'm not entirely sure what makes it 'succesful' to them).

More information on the Leeds scheme can be found here, if you're interested in how it works.

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Promoting drug use and prostitution on a forum for games? Really??

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Why not? The point of the topic are unpopular opinions ;)

In Germany, prostitution is legal. And although it has the expected problems of abuse and such, which are only very slowly improved upon, they - or some of them anyway - for example also help with people in care facilities (yes, someone in care might also want to have sex or at least some cuddles and they usually don't exactly have an opportunity to do so ...). It's an interesting topic, but unfortunately very much taboo. People really need to relax about that sort of thing ^^


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Redirect Left wrote:
In the UK (ENG, WAL, SCO), prostitution is legal, but in many cases it isn't. It is illegal to; own or run a brothel, solicit sexual services in public, kerb crawl*, or be a pimp.
There is at least one legally set up 'red light district' in the UK, it's in Leeds (Holbeck area specifically), where the local police force have declared that they will not prosecute prostitutes who are soliciting on the streets, nor will they prosecute kerb crawling. Brothels & Pimping is still illegal within the zone. They also can only work 7PM to 7AM. The scheme has so far been successful, at least in the eyes of the police. (I'm not entirely sure what makes it 'succesful' to them).

More information on the Leeds scheme can be found here, if you're interested in how it works.

* defined as driving slowly looking for prostitutes

By your statement, UK have taken into consideration some of my points, but not all. Mainly they do not prosecute prostitutes if they act within a certain frame. Still, AFAIK, prostitution is not considered an acceptable job or a proper career, even in countries that have legalized prostitution of various reasons. The Swedish argument that legalized prostitution can act as a safe haven for trafficked girls to get help to get out of the clutch of traffickers are a beginning, and if more countries did the same trafficking would be increasingly difficult, but as long as the market is criminalized or demoralized in one way or another, there will still be room for trafficking. My suggestions will hopefully help removing the old stigma against prostitutions, knock down the trafficking by making available legal and organized prostitutions etc.

Another topic I have seen discussed to reduce prostitutions is use of sex-bots, but there will always be some willing to pay more for "the real thing", so I guess as long as human uses recreational sex, both within and outside relationships, there will always be a demand for prostitutions


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I voted Brexit and I'm still happy with my decision.

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