random socio-political thoughts...

Discussion in 'Politics & World News' started by LordOpie, Dec 24, 2007.

  1. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    DEATH PENALTY
    How come the death penalty is legal, but euthanasia and suicide are not?

    UNION STRIKES
    The writer's strike... is it legal for all writers but those working for just one network to go on strike? Say all but those for NBC went on strike, wouldn't that force all the other networks to cave in and create a new contract that would also apply to NBC since it's industry wide?
     

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  2. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    I have a question about the writers strike, aren't writers only employed as long as a show runs? Similar to actors. If so, they are kind of shooting themselves in the foot as networks scrap shows.
     
  3. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Their argument is that they're investing in their future by being out of work now.
     
  4. skinny mike

    skinny mike Turbo Monkey

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    but since a majority of the writers are on strike, there aren't that many people to write scripts for new shows.
     
  5. Ciaran

    Ciaran Fear my banana

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    I'd rather they bring back old shows anyways. Cheers, MASH, and Barney Miller! Now that would get me back in front of the television!
     
  6. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    My god, are you as old as JBP?
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    Sanford & Son, The Waltons, All In the Family, Hawaii 5-0, Bah Bah Black Sheep...
     
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  9. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    Thats why there are so many "reality" shows on right now, they require less writing. It just seems like they would be pissing everyone off with this strike, from actors to viewers.....especially as shows get canned and people are unemployed becuase of their actions.
     
  10. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Union Strikes: I have never been a part of a union, so the idea of a strike makes no sense. I understand they are unhappy about being stiffed on the sly, but isn't it their own fault for not paying attention in the first place?
     
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    Give all writers on strike from The View the death penalty!!!
     
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    Because the Death penalty is punishment, and it's fetish to want to be punished, and fetish are wrong (unless they involve priests, republican elected officals and young boys).