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  • There are two kinds of people in the world: those who divide the world into two kinds of people, and those who don't. :-)

    Seriously, though, I think you've chosen to discuss a small number of issues that are exceedingly easy to polarize. Smokers (and tobacco companies) are strongly in favor of a right to smoke, while the anti-smoking lobby is seeking to slowly eliminate smoking (or at least eliminate the idea that there is a right to smoke in public).

    The middle east is one big soup of polarity. Everyon

    • I really like that first sentence!

      Yes, these issues might be more polarized than others. It's just that I keep seeing the same thing, over and over again. Pick some issues you and I are in complete agreement over (DMCA, perhaps? Are there any such issues? ;) ), and you'll see what I mean. (Either you're an American believing in free enterprise and strong intellectual property rights, or you're an evil MP3 sharing pirate who just wants something for nothing.)

      No, I don't expect the President to change the problem in the middle east. I expect him to do his best, though, and to hopefully protect us in the process.

      Incidently, one of the reasons I like this site is that most of us, both people I agree with and disagree with, don't often evidence the black and white problem. I enjoy having my mind stretched by people who want me to consider another point of view, particularly if they also enjoy hearing mine.

      Oh, and as for China, everybody knows they're just a bunch of evil Commies...

      J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers