Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Are You A Dreamer?

How well do you sleep at night and do you dream in black and white, colour or not at all?

Can you remember your dreams or do you forget them the minute you wake up?
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Thursday, December 1, 2011

How Good Is Your Memory?

How good is your memory?

Do you remember like an elephant or are you a little forgetful?

Is a good memory a sign of being intelligence or can someone be forgetful and still a genius?
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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Do You Gamble?

Do you like a flutter or are you a serious gambler?

How familiar are you with the gambling games and the betting terms used?

If you were to gamble would it be for fun or to win?

Do you agree with gambling being legal or do you feel all forms of gambling should be made illegal?

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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Who is Film's King of Cool?

Who is the coolest actor of all time? Choose from our short list of twenty.

Are you more taken with the swashbuckling antics of Errol Flynn or does Tom Cruise personify cool for you? Is the quirky Bill Murray cool or is it all about the moodiness of James Dean?

Choose your coolest actor and rate their finest films.

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Sunday, November 20, 2011

The Porn Problem

The online porn industry is said to be worth $12 billion.

Someone recently joked that if all the Internet porn sites were closed down there would be one website left - and that would be the "bring back porn" website.

Those that oppose regulation say that the Internet is a powerful medium that would be stifled if regulated.

Content regulation of the Internet has however come to the fore of public debate and is an issue that both individual governments and Internet users are concerned about with a recent survey indicating that censorship is the number one concern of Internet users.

Recently is was announced that a new web address '.xxx' would be created so that porn websites could be easily identified allowing parents, business and countries to block porn website where appropriate.

Is online porn a reason to regulate the Internet or is the unregulated principles of the Internet what makes the Internet the peoples medium?

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Saturday, November 19, 2011

What Do You Think Are The Best Car Names Of All Time?

While some car manufactures make life simple for themselves by giving their cars names made up of model numbers others look for the perfect name, one that will stand the test of time and complement the cars design.

From the Rolls Royce Silver Ghost to the Porsche Boxster, the mighty AC Cobra to every boys dream car the Lamborghini Diablo which, from our shortlist, are your favourite names?

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Thursday, November 17, 2011

UFO's Are You a Believer?

Earth is just one of billions of stars. Do you think it is conceivable that we are alone or does other life, similar to our own, exist elsewhere in the Universe?

Have you ever seen an extra terrestrial being?

Maybe you think they have visited Earth or are already here, integrated into our culture and maybe they have prominent and influential positions?

After all have you ever thought why some people appear to be just too gifted?

Are you a UFO believer or not?

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Vegetarian Conundrum?

Details have been published in a biotechnology journal that describes a new technique that has been hailed as the answer to the world's food shortage. Lumps of meat would be cultured in laboratory vats rather than carved from livestock reared on a farm.

For many vegetarians who believe that meat is murder the revolutionary processed would see fresh meat grown from animal cells without a single animal being killed.

According to the researchers, meat grown in laboratories would be more environmentally friendly and could be tailored to be healthier than farm-reared meat by controlling its nutrient content and screening it for food-borne diseases.

If you are a vegetarian would you consider eating meat if it could be proved it was produced without harming the donor animal; and if you are a meat eater would the ultimate in processed food appeal to you?

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Should Parents Be Able To Choose The Sex Of Their Baby?

It is now possible to allow parents who use fertility treatment to choose the sex of their children.

Should sex selection play a role in terms of family balancing?

With public support some countries allow sex selection only to avoid gender-linked medical conditions such as haemophilia.

The question though being asked now is if there are moral issues in allowing parents to choose the sex of their children to allow a family balance, for example a family with four sons wishing to have a daughter.

If it is thought okay to choose the sex of the fourth child, why not the first?

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Sunday, November 6, 2011

Does Alternative Medicine Work?

A recent medical editorial, entitled "The end of homeopathy", argued that doctors should recognise the absence of real curative powers in homeopathic medicine.

Around 42% of doctors in England will consider referring patients to a homeopath and in Scotland homeopathy has proved very popular, 86% of doctors are said to be in favour of it.

With many people today willing to try, and more doctors willing to prescribe, alternative medicine has gained ground on mainstream treatments.

Have you, or would you be willing to try alternative treatments?

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Saturday, November 5, 2011

Divided or United Nations?

2005 saw the United Nations Organisation 60th anniversary. Formed after four years of world war and genocide the United States was determined to lead the world in creating an institution that would act to "save succeeding generations from the scourge of war," and to "reaffirm faith in fundamental human rights.

The U.N. was created to advocate and deliver peace, security and development.

We ask was the creation of the United Nations a good thing, has the United Nations been a benefit to world and does the United Nations have the will and the means to achieve its aims and objectives?

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Friday, November 4, 2011

Top Movie Actor of All Time

Marlon Brando didn't make the cut nor did Charlie Chaplin and you may ask how come no Dustin Hoffmann? But 'short lists' are short lists and many a fine actor had to be lost along the way.

So with a final top twenty who are your three nominations for being among the three all time best movie actors?

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Thursday, November 3, 2011

Who Has Been The Greatest Film Villain Of All Time?

They can be mean and down right dirty, crooked to the hilt and corrupt beyond all hope, they include outlaws and gangsters some wouldn't hesitate to sell out their own brother, some even their mother.

They can be sly and devious, take delight as well as a helping hand in other peoples misfortunes, often immoral nearly always deceitful but despite their many faults they can intrigue and delight their audience.

For nearly every film hero there is a villain, sometimes more fascinating than the film's main character.

Which villains from our short list of memorable villains would you rate as your top three most villainous - the ones that you would least like to meet alone down a dark alley?

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Wednesday, November 2, 2011

In This World Nothing Is Certain But Death and Taxes

Most, if not all, of the developed nations have tax systems and credits that have become so convoluted that tax regulations run to thousands of pages and the administration costs soar as each individual case is calculated.

Most experienced economist would previously have argued that to introduce a single flat rate of income tax would result in financial disaster.

Estonia had an economy that was in meltdown, with inflation running at 1,000 per cent a year and one in three workers unemployed. However through adopting a flat rate tax its economy has flourished into one that is now listed in the top ten of competitive economies and is enjoying considerable foreign investment.

The idea that the rich should pay tax at a higher tax than everyone else is almost 100 years old. It is often argued with modern taxation systems that the rich are able to find loop holes that allow them to pay little, if any tax at all.

Estonia tax everyone at the same rate 22 per cent.

Would you support a more transparent form of taxation?

Do you think any of the G8 countries will be brave enough to make such a radical change?

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Physician Assisted Suicide

Doctors in many countries are able to accompany their patients every step of the way, up until the last where laws stops them helping their patients take the final step, even if that is the patients fervent wish.

A number of medical organisation have recently withdraw their opposition to any legalisation that would allow assisted dying but they say it is a matter for society and their neutrality in the debate must not be seen as support for assisted dying.

In the Netherlands, one in 40 deaths is from voluntary euthanasia or assisted suicide, both legal practices.

In Oregon, where voluntary euthanasia is prohibited, assisted suicide is responsible for one in 700 deaths.

Where do you stand on this difficult issue?

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Best Ever Movie Soundtracks

Since the first publicly released talking picture The Jazz Singer (1927) music has been part and parcel of movies.

The movie soundtrack could often carry an otherwise ordinary picture and a classic soundtrack would stick in the minds of the audience long after the pictures had faded from their memory.

Which non-musical movie soundtracks have been your favourite?

Choose your top three from our short-list and, if your all time favourite is not there, tell us what it is.

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Monday, October 10, 2011

How Should Political Parties Be Funded?

In a democracy all political parties require funding to support their campaigns.

In some countries private companies, interest groups and private individuals give vast sums to their chosen party.

Is it naive to think that large donations are given with no strings attached?

Do you support the state funding of political parties or the banning, or severely restriction, of advertising campaigns?

Do modern campaigns fail to address the real political issues and stifle intelligent debate?

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Friday, October 7, 2011

Which Are The Best Ever Movie Remakes?

If movie studios can't come up with an original idea and they have exhausted the sequel they often turn to the remake.

Which re-made movies have been better than the original and which despite all the advantages of improved technology are those that should have been left well alone?

Which are your all time favourite top three re-made movies and which are the classic movies you would like someone to remake?

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Stars with Glasses, Looking Cool or Just Ridiculous?

Jake and Elwood wore their Ray-Ban Wayfarer II sunglasses day and night, today designer sunglasses are de rigeur for anyone in the public eye.

But are some 'A' list celebs committing fashion hari-kari unaware that the public are laughing at them or are we rushing to the designer stores to emulate their style?

We have put forward a short-list of stars in their shades and ask you to rate them for being cool or ridiculous?

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011


In the United Kingdom the House of Lords have ruled that two ex-wives are entitled to a share of their wealthy husbands assets.

Previously, divorce settlements for stay-at-home mothers were aimed at providing maintenance based purely on living expenses, the new ruling allows the stay-at-home partner to claim compensation.

Do you think that the elements that are now to be used in determining the financial settlement for a divorce are fair?

Should short marriages be treated any differently to long marriages?

Should marriages that didn't produce children be treated differently to those that did? Do your sympathies lie with the wage earner or the home maker?

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How Serious Are The Effects Of Global Warming?

Global Warming has been talked about for many years but now it seems that many of the early predictions such as the melting of the Arctic ice shelf and extreme weather are now a reality.

Many political figures around the world have accepted that Global Warming represents an inconvenient truth that must be faced and many are campaigning serious to globally cut human generated greenhouse gas emissions.

Emerging countries such as China and India are reluctant to stifle their economic growth and President Bush publically announced that he was only interested in focusing on technologies that deal with the issue.

Sceptics who argue that the global climate is merely in the midst of a natural cycle are now faced with strong evidence that indicates that global warming is accelerating proportionally to the human output in greenhouse gasses and that there will become a point when the damage caused is irreversible.

How serious do you view the issues surrounding Global Warming and do you think your own government is doing enough to address the problems?

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Monday, October 3, 2011

What Are the Most Romantic Movies of All Time?

What romantic movie stands head and shoulders above the rest?

Were you moved by Titanic or do you hanker back to era of the black and white movie and all time classics such as Casablanca?

Which movie pairing had the most on screen chemistry, can Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet match the 40's pairing of Lauren Bacall and Humphrey Bogart or Clark Gable and Joan Crawford from the 30's?

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

Are Honorary Degrees a Slap in the Face to Real Students?

It takes the majority of people time and sacrifice to study and successfully achieve an academic degree.

For those that succeed there is the public acknowledgement of receiving their degree dressed in the traditional gown and hat and the personal satisfaction of having achieved a qualification respected throughout the world.

However, for a fortunate few there is the Honorary degree handed out on a plate by the world's academic institutions.

Honorary degrees are not a modern day phenomenon, the first being awarded to the brother-in-law of Edward IV by England's Oxford University in 1478.

Are honorary degrees that are awarded to the famous and infamous valid recognition for people who took a different path through life or are they a slap in the face to real students?

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The Best Ever Similes Written by High School Students?

From a short list of similes that have been compiled by American high school English teachers and taken from actual essays assignments we ask you to pick your favourite top three.

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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Are Diamonds Rare?

In the 1870s at the Kimberley mine in South Africa a 128-carat, canary-yellow diamond called simply The Tiffany, was discovered. The diamond-encrusted mines at Kimberly became known as kimberlites and their discovery began a huge mining operation that continues to this day.

What the kimberlites offered was once-rare gem to millions upon millions of ordinary consumers and soon after thousands of prospectors were thrown into fierce competition causing diamond prices plummeted from 500 dollars to ten cents a carat.

With diamonds increasingly in abundance, Cecil Rhodes founded the De Beers Mining Company as a group of diamond producers. His first aim was to control production to prevent too many diamonds hitting the market and therefore keep prices high.

By controlling the supply and demand since that time De Beers has perhaps become the most successful cartel of the 20th century. In the 1920s De Beers ran a successful marketing campaign that transform the public imagination about the diamond and has to this day managed to link diamonds as a symbol of human love and devotion. In 1994, the Department of Justice charged De Beers in a price fixing scheme. Although the company denies the allegations the company failed to turn up in court and so the matter remains unresolved.

To the question that is sometimes asked "Are diamonds rare or are their prices hideously inflated?" De Beers officials are usually unresponsive on these points but instead they claim that the company has "democratised" diamonds by offering them to millions of ordinary consumers.

Critics argue that diamonds are at best semi-precious stones and that were it not for De Beers, and considering the amount of diamonds in current circulation and the amount that are stock piled by De Beers, consumer quality gems commonly used for engagement rings should be cheap and in abundance.

Do you think that diamonds are rare and would you consider them as an investment?

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