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Some mugs still think the MMR injection gives children autism (it doesn't), while others are of the belief that we're ruled by billionaire lizard people. Tell us about views outside the mainstream which people go glassy eyed if you bang on about them (Your grandad's a racist - no need to tell us, thanks)

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(, Thu 25 Apr 2013, 12:06)
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Not really controversial
but I hope the kids of those retarded hippie cunts who refused them vaccinations and live in "vibrant, diverse" areas contract fucking polio and diptheria and ebola from their Botswanan neighbours.
(, Thu 25 Apr 2013, 17:58, 4 replies)
I honestly don't believe I should have the right to vote; and I think a lot of other people are the same.
I don't know too much about politics. I enjoy little debates and the bits I do know, but generally, my knowledge is too poor/simple. I have not taken the time out to educate myself on the main parties, let alone the sub ones.

My general understand of it is :-

Torries: They're like your stricter parent.
Labour: They're like your less strict parents.
Lib Deb: They're like your fond-of sybling.
UKIP: They're like your grandfather
BNP: They're like the poeple your grandfather faught in the war.
Green: They're like your hippy sister
Indipendants: They're like strangers who you wouldn't let in the house.

I think I should have to pass a test that demonstrates that I know about the party I vote for. I'm not saying any of them are wrong, just that you should know a bit about them.
(, Thu 25 Apr 2013, 17:55, 17 replies)
People using maths and shit to explain the universe…for example
There’s a school of thought that says the chances that we all just fragments of code in a giant simulation is as near as dammit 1 out of 1.

They say that once a civilisation reaches a level of technical ability it will inevitably create virtual universes, and the number of virtual people populating these universes will be massively more than living in reality. As the virtual civilisations progress they too will create virtual worlds, again with massive numbers of simulated people, who will progress and create……

And so on until all but 0.000000..billion zeros..001% of people are simulations.

What I’m really saying is if you have an overwhelming urge to stab-up your next door neighbour for parking in your space, go for it, none of it is real anyway.
(, Thu 25 Apr 2013, 17:42, 7 replies)
Woman at work
A woman who used too work with me said she thought Jamie Bulger deserved everything he got. For any of you who don't know, he was a toddler that was abducted and tortured to death by two young boys.

It pretty much went down as the least popular thing ever said at work.
(, Thu 25 Apr 2013, 17:42, 4 replies)
I believe you could probably make QOTW better by posting funny stories, instead of bleating about 'trolls'.

(, Thu 25 Apr 2013, 17:31, 6 replies)
Terry Pratchett is a total fucking cunt and I'm glad he's got Alzheimer's. His books are fucking dreadful.
He's nowhere near as clever as he thinks he is - or his fawning LARP prick 'fans' do - he's a smug turd in a gay hat and he should hurry up and join Douglas Adams in the 'dead prick authors that IT dept. wankers like' club.
(, Thu 25 Apr 2013, 17:20, 22 replies)
This is almost as good as the Daily Mail comments.
Except most of you are dimmer and less informed.
(, Thu 25 Apr 2013, 17:14, 2 replies)
Hate it how 'Global Warming' becomes 'Climate Change' when we're having a shit summer.
(, Thu 25 Apr 2013, 17:13, 7 replies)
Keep it in your trousers.

I would like to start by saying that I haven't considered all the outcomes, and there are probably many downsides that I haven't considered. As an open minded person I would welcome any arguments for or against this.

But it is my opinion that breeding should be licensed, and people should not be allowed to reproduce without proving that they are financially and emotionally capable of raising a child properly.

Consider the oxfam adverts showing thousands of starving children in under developed countries. I think the parents knew what fate their progeny would be subject to long before conception.

I don't think it should be specific to 3rd world countries either. How many people in the UK are firing out babies just so they can abuse the benefit system?

Does this make me racist toward the human race? Is that genocide? I don't know.

I reserve the right to change my opinion in light of new facts I haven't considered being brought forward by your lovely selves
(, Thu 25 Apr 2013, 15:59, 40 replies)
I don't know whether it's out the mainstream or not,
but peak oil is pretty much a fact, albeit one people don't want to know about. Basically, we've ...probably... got another 50 years or so, before we're back to the Stone Age.
(, Thu 25 Apr 2013, 15:45, 20 replies)
I believe that Amorous Badger is a worthwhile member of this community

(, Thu 25 Apr 2013, 15:41, 8 replies)
I believe that Gerry & Kate McCann genuinely had nothing to do with their daughters disappearance.
Of course, I'm joking. No-one on earth believes that. Everyone who says that they do is probably making a fortune off of the back of it, or desperately trying not to be 'controversial'.
(, Thu 25 Apr 2013, 15:35, 9 replies)
So I got a facebook link to something very similar to this today
[edit] Possibly NSFW, contains gory pictures of the aftermath of the Boston bombings
(, Thu 25 Apr 2013, 15:35, 20 replies)
Is this the answer to why we are dead?
" kept making accounts on B3ta to post something.. then being told I had to wait x weeks before I was allowed to.. then forgetting what I was going to post, and the password as well.. so I just lurk
(anonybloke, Thu 25 Apr 2013, 15:20, Ignore, I like this!, Reply)"
Copied from Links.
(, Thu 25 Apr 2013, 15:33, 2 replies)
I believe I can fly

(, Thu 25 Apr 2013, 15:30, 1 reply)
I believe that the hypnotoad is overrated.

(, Thu 25 Apr 2013, 15:26, Reply)
I believe that a handful of cretinous internet bullies have reduced qotw to a steaming pile of wank
I doff my cap to the few who still try to post funny, relevant stories because they do it with the almost certainty that they will be pilloried by the same people over and over :(
(, Thu 25 Apr 2013, 15:12, 16 replies)
Hallowed are the Ori.

(, Thu 25 Apr 2013, 15:06, 1 reply)
I'm a solipsist
or rather I'm a metaphysical solipsist - which means I spend a lot of time talking to myself, trying to convince other people who I know don't exist that metaphysical solipsism isn't a crackpot belief - Why I do this to myself I do not know...
(, Thu 25 Apr 2013, 15:02, 6 replies)
That deleting threads is a perfectly viable way of avoiding looking silly.

(, Thu 25 Apr 2013, 14:55, 2 replies)
Only a global disaster can save us.
Technology is getting far too advanced. Cameras record your every move, phones with GPS record where you are and where you go. It won't be long before an app comes out that links your bank card to your phone, you'll just be able to wave your phone at a scanner to buy goods, eventually no-one will carry money anymore. How long before we are all implanted with a chip that has all of our details on and can be read by police with hand scanners? They do a similar thing with pets, why not people? When that happens you'll be given an account for your wage to go in which will be permanently linked with your implant. When you finish your shopping and walk out of the store you'll hear a beep, signalling that the credits have been deducted from your account. A voice will say "Thank you for shopping with us (your name), enjoy your day."

This is not some silly story, this is a vision of the future, a horrible future that's part 1984 and part Demolition Man. If you think this totalitarian future is a long way off just remember, we live in a world where people get arrested for making jokes on Twitter. It's a good thing we're not chipped yet or a lot of us would be locked up.

That's why need North Korea to sort their shit out, after the war the survivors can start afresh.

Length? We might not see it, but our kids will.
(, Thu 25 Apr 2013, 14:44, 12 replies)
That things people post on an internet message board
Do not matter and that people should be free to do so regardless of their personal lives or even the truth of the stories.

Seems to have become pretty controversial around here.
(, Thu 25 Apr 2013, 14:40, 4 replies)
In Australia
If you park your car on the side of a road, you have to make it face the direction of traffic flow, otherwise you get a fine. This came about due to a law passed in 1887 in Mongalangawudgeree. The Mayor of the town was worried about horses parked up facing each other, and conspiring to charge the oatyard, as there had been a hay failure that year due to drought. So he decreed that all horses and carts had to face the standard direction of traffic, so they couldn't talk to each other. He told everyone that the law had been enacted in England 10 years earlier, so soon enough the whole of Australia took it on. And there's a bloke on Kangaroo Island who shags Kookaburras.
(, Thu 25 Apr 2013, 14:38, 2 replies)
Live within your means
I have a bit of an outdated view and some might say contraversial belief.

I believe, with the exception of a mortgage on an affordable house, that we should live within our means.

That means I don't approve of borrowing money to buy shit you don't need because you'd rather have it now on finance than when you can actually afford it.

The inevitable effects of when it goes wrong are plain to see in the economy today, after all we're now prompted to sell our gold and get a pay day loan at 2500% etc etc.

I'm not in debt, I was as recently as a few years ago but have worked hard to sort myself out. I don't drive a shiny expensive car or live the lavish life of many I see, but nor will I be in big trouble if my income changes.

A fella at work is always bragging about his stuff as best I can tell every month he spends:
£800 on rent (because he can't get a deposit together to buy somewhere)
£560 on a car (2012 audi on finance) Plus however much to run and insure it!
£40 on an iphone
£70 on Sky with sports etc
£100+ a week on going out Friday/Saturday night
Plus I presume he actually buys food to eat etc.

All in he's got to be spending more than his actual salary and I can't for the life of me work out how he plans to sustain it?

Of course I had to open my mouth one day when he was talking about buying a 3D TV and suggest maybe he couldn't afford it... His mouth just dropped and he stared through me in a "what the hell are you talking about???" manner. "Nah, they're only 2 grand!". You can't reason with someone who describes a tv they don't need as ONLY being £2000.

Maybe getting old has just made me sensible, but when you spend more than you make why would anyone think the solution is to borrow more money so you can carry on spending???
(, Thu 25 Apr 2013, 14:30, 7 replies)
I honestly, truly believe in the Half-Life of Sound
It was a theory conceived by Marconi, on his deathbed and probably in the grip of dementia, that Sound never actually dies away, but like radioactive material it just gets less and less without ever disappearing altogether.

The problem is, the theory goes, that we simply don't have the microphone & filtering equipment sensitive enough to pick up, in his example, the Sermon On The Mount.

I know it's probably rubbish, but I do believe it nonetheless, so be careful what you say - that "CHICKEN PISS!!!" you yelled might be heard in 50 generations' time and cause all sorts of trouble. (A bit like that line of Arthur Dent's, about having tremendous difficulty with his lifestyle).

I never met my grandad, but my gran always referred to my sister's boyfriend as "that Jew boy", if that's more the sort of thing.
(, Thu 25 Apr 2013, 14:26, 24 replies)
i just need to know one thing.
where they are.
(, Thu 25 Apr 2013, 14:07, Reply)
Can we at least agree on what controversial means?

(, Thu 25 Apr 2013, 14:01, 5 replies)
My colleague
is a vegetarian, but she won't eat mushrooms either, because they are "part of the animal kingdom".
She is unreliable though. She once said her favourite Bob Marley song was Rivers of Babylon.
(, Thu 25 Apr 2013, 14:00, 9 replies)

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