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  • Abortion

    27 52.94%
  • Capital Punishment

    17 33.33%
  • Immigration

    19 37.25%
  • Religion

    26 50.98%
  • Liberalism vs. Conservatism in general

    26 50.98%
  • Race

    20 39.22%
  • Presidents: current or past

    17 33.33%
  • Gun Control

    20 39.22%
  • Homosexuality

    20 39.22%
  • I typically don't engage in conversation with people in person.

    12 23.53%
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    Re: What topics gets people most hostile in a discussion?

    Depends on the person. Some people won't get worked up by any of those topics. Some people will answer all of the above.
    For: legalizing drugs, gay marriage, abortion, guns, universal health care, public sector jobs, nuclear power, free education, progressive taxation
    Against: corporations, make-work, the 40 hour work week, intellectual property, imperialism, "homeland security," censorship

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    Re: What topics gets people most hostile in a discussion?

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    Re: What topics gets people most hostile in a discussion?

    I don't know if this came up before, but I'd be surprised if it didn't.
    Simple one word: Obama
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    Re: What topics gets people most hostile in a discussion?

    It seems to me any topic becomes hostile the moment one group tells another how they should think or feel about the topic, it gets worse the moment one group claims some sort of superiority in that infliction of one view by force over the other.

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    Re: What topics gets people most hostile in a discussion?

    I agree with Digsbe. It depends. I've only gotten angry here once- in the poll forum ironically. The thread was discussing who was responsible for a dog killing a four year old. I just quit posting there. It's not worth getting heated over. If people are dumb enough to believe that an open door was responsible for the attack, so be it. My hot topic issue is children. Some people are utterly insensitive and unconcerned for the plight of children, and yeah- that will piss me off. But it's different for everyone. Some people get their knickers in a twist over dogs which is silly, imo. What I am curious about is why certain members will post almost exclusively in only one forum. What's their story?
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    Re: What topics gets people most hostile in a discussion?

    What irks me most are those that get all cranked up on a subject, any subject, based on half-truths, incomplete/incorrect "facts", lopsided political spin, and biased media bytes. I find it amusing that some even change their minds AFTER they learn the real deal... but those are few and far between. I think they just prefer to be angry at... something... anything...

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    Re: What topics gets people most hostile in a discussion?

    I didn't cast a vote because it's too hard decide which topic to pick because depending on the people involved.

    Most people have hot button issues that they are passionate about and then there are people like me who have multiple issues with a great deal controversial topics like most of the ones listed in the poll.

    My issue with Race comes when people use racism as a diversion from an issue they don't, can't or won't deal with honestly, or they fear the truth, or a group they fear like when Liberals went after the Tea Party with the help of the Liberal press.

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    Re: What topics gets people most hostile in a discussion?

    Abortion, Immigration and Religion for sure, but you forgot one: Middle East, specifically Israel/Palistinian issues
    Last edited by DiAnna; 10-06-11 at 11:47 PM.

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    Re: What topics gets people most hostile in a discussion?

    Quote Originally Posted by Voltaire X View Post
    Abortion, gun control, immigration, homosexuality

    There's a lot of racists out there who don't seem to understand that the illegal immigrants today are hardly different than immigrants who came over from Europe 100-150 years ago. Back then it was way easier to immigrate here legally. Accepting immigrants into our society is a major part of our history.
    Voila. Visual proof of why Immigration is part of the top four most rancerous topics.

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    Re: What topics gets people most hostile in a discussion?

    In my experience, the political topics that get people the most riled up are:

    Gun control
    Abortion
    Men's reproductive rights
    Immigration
    Taxes
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