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Thread: Whos business is it?

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    Re: Whos business is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by OxymoronP View Post
    As long as the fluids arent explosives?
    What if they're exchanging moonshine for fuel?

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    Re: Whos business is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blackdog View Post
    Of course not. Of course this is no reason to allow anyone (heteros included) to get married.

    I know everyone was thinking it, but I hate one sided poles like this.

    No, I am not debating this again. Many other threads cover the gambit, this one will make no difference or change anyones views.
    Whoa calm down bro, no one's talking about marriage, we're talking about trading a gallon of milk for a few brews.

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    Re: Whos business is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    It depends if they do it in public or private........
    Ahh so if I want to exchange my 2-stroke, you can prime my pump in the garage and it's just between us, but if you help mow my lawn then the neighbor can watch?

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    Re: Whos business is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Panache View Post
    So if someone is "damning themselves to hell" by performing "unnatural acts" the government should have the right to "save them from themselves?"
    I'm sure some people who believes in hell and know what "unnatural acts" are would believe that. I would support their rights to vote for legislation (or representatives who support those legislation) that support their beliefs. Since I don't believe in hell, and my views regarding sex (or maybe by "unnatural acts" you refer to something else) is pretty loose, I would like my rights to votes for legislation that is in line with my morality and views. It's called a democratic process.

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    Re: Whos business is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Panache View Post
    A difference in information will be present in any transaction, and will lead to one party having an advantage over the other. Those who enter into such agreements need to realize that this is a risk, and take that into account when the agree to it. No one isn't consenting, its still none of the government's business.
    This is a ridiculous arguement. "A difference in information will be present in any transaction" can be taken to mean outright lies or deliberate mis-information. Taken to its extreme conclusion, it means that a fraudster should be blameless in any fraudulent scheme because the fraud victim should know that there are risk of frauds when they enter into any transactions. That's really a good arguement for non-government intervention.




    And one person having unprotected sex with another can lead to that person's unsuspecting spouse dying of aids. Does that give the government the right to interfere in people's sex lives?

    If there's a way to prevent such spread that brings more benefits than harm, it should. Too many women in Asia and Africa are getting aids through their husbands. But there's no easy way to write a law, and enforce it, in such a way that would not produce more harm (in terms of intrusion into personal privacy and cost of enforcement) than benefits so the government is left to interfere only at the fridge, by paying for educational programme for safe sex, encourage more screening and giving out free condoms.
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    Re: Whos business is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gardener View Post
    Change that to a gerbil, and we're on.
    change that to two gerbils and I'm in

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    Re: Whos business is it?

    The thought of Gordon Brown watching us shagging does stimulate me, its a pity god and his all seeing eye is a load of bollock, he could have watched us libs perform, and used it to educate the conservatives

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    Re: Whos business is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    What if they're exchanging moonshine for fuel?
    I thought them thar hillbilly moonshine makers used it as fuel

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    Re: Whos business is it?

    This is a ridiculous arguement. "A difference in information will be present in any transaction" can be taken to mean outright lies or deliberate mis-information. Taken to its extreme conclusion, it means that a fraudster should be blameless in any fraudulent scheme because the fraud victim should know that there are risk of frauds when they enter into any transactions. That's really a good arguement for non-government intervention.
    Well, anyone who would take "A difference in information will be present in any transaction" to mean outright lies clearly just doesn't have a mastery of the English language.

    If I promise you a working unicycle in exchange for $30, I am obligated to give you a working unicycle if I take your money. If promise you a working unicycle in exchange for $30, but give you an empty box that claims to contain a unicycle instead, that is fraud.

    I am not obligated to tell you that my competitor across the street is selling the exact same model for $15. That is a difference in information, and is ostensibly not fraud. I don't know why this distinction should be unclear to anyone.

    If there's a way to prevent such spread that brings more benefits than harm, it should.
    If consenting adults choose to take risks, they should be allowed to take risks. Its no one's damn business.

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    Re: Whos business is it?

    It's the government business if there's a contract involved, and marriage is a contract.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
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