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Thread: Whos business is it?

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    Re: Whos business is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Panache View Post
    If two consenting adult males voluntarily agree to exchange fluids, is it any of the governments business?
    Your Euphemism works to actually illustrate gay sex better than just saying "gay sex".

    Euphemisms don't work like that !
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    Re: Whos business is it?

    Umm...

    Still only their own?

    Obviously?
    Excellent! So perhaps you could tell me, when instead of exchanging fluids, or pokemon cards, or casserole recipes, if two consenting adult males voluntarily agree to exchange labour and capital, why is it suddenly any of the government's business?

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    Re: Whos business is it?

    No. And personally, I don't see why anyone else should care. If you want to swap DNA - go for it. If you're an adult and consent to such, I could give a rats ass what you do... and don't really see why anyone else should care.
    Awesome. So if, as you say, its no one else's business if two consenting adults want to swap DNA, then why should it be anyone else's business if two consenting adults want to swap labour or capital?

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    Re: Whos business is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Panache View Post
    If two consenting adult males voluntarily agree to exchange fluids, is it any of the governments business?
    Guys trade a bottle of WD40 for a can or two of 10W30 all the time.

    The government should stay out of it.
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    Re: Whos business is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheGirlNextDoor View Post
    If you're an adult and consent to such, I could give a rats ass .
    Change that to a gerbil, and we're on.
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    Re: Whos business is it?

    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.
    This debate has nothing to do with marriage. It has to do with people (and government) sticking their nose where it doesn't belong.

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    Re: Whos business is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Panache View Post
    Awesome. So if, as you say, its no one else's business if two consenting adults want to swap DNA, then why should it be anyone else's business if two consenting adults want to swap labour or capital?
    How do you swap labor?
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    Re: Whos business is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post

    Is this going to be a Goobieman-style, bury-the-actual-topic thread?
    Probably.

    What do you REALLY want to talk about?
    Exactly what the title implies. I want to talk about whose business it is.

    Sales taxes?
    If you like.

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    Re: Whos business is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Panache View Post
    Excellent! So perhaps you could tell me, when instead of exchanging fluids, or pokemon cards, or casserole recipes, if two consenting adult males voluntarily agree to exchange labor and capital, why is it suddenly any of the government's business?
    Is it?

    Or has said government MADE it their business?

    I assume you speak in this case of taxes?

    In this day and age, a certain level of taxation seems necessary, to provide for national defense, at the very least.
    Certainly, it would seem unlikely that the government could rely on charitable donations for military/counter-terrorism/espionage funding.

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    Re: Whos business is it?

    Quote Originally Posted by Arch Enemy View Post
    How do you swap labor?
    An example of a direct labour exchange would be if a watchmaker fixes a thatchers watch in exchange for the thatcher fixing the watchmakers roof.

    An indirect exchange of labour would be if the watchmaker pays the thatcher $10, (which the watchmaker earned fixing people's watches) in exchange for the thatcher fixing the watchmaker's roof.

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