Man discovers a cure for a terminal illness, asks for nothing return for releasing it, except that the mayor erect a nude statue of herself in the town square. The mayor refuses and the cure is never released. Who's more at fault?
I just pictured the mayor in her business suit cutting the ribbon to her own peeing statue
I would stand out there nude every day for months untill it's built if it meant getting a cure.
Who's the bigger butthead? Each of them is preventing people from being cured... The mayor at least has a reason, but geez, *terminal* illness. But the scientist holding the cure hostage for no good reason. So overall, the scientist is the worst
I just can't believe so many people blame the natural! She had nothing to do with the cure, in the first place. She was put into a very unfair position!
Actually I think the scientist is at fault. It's totally inappropriate for him to essentially blackmail the mayor into being publicly naked regardless of the reason.
Yeah, but what of the statue was supposed to be a peeing fountain? Could you handle that?
I don't think it should be illegal to withhold a cure but pretty damn close to it. Anyway thanks for the update on what's happening in your town! :D
You make good polls, so that's what you can do :-)
I'm so board
It really depends on what shape her body is in. :-)
the scientist is being selfish. who cares about a stupid statue. they can save a life.
Absolutely. If he wanted me on a freaking toilet I would do it.
I agree! I'm shocked at the results.
Where does it end? The scientist has an ethical obligation to release. Instead we're going to coddle him as he acts like a petulant tyrant? I don't think so.
Extortion is a crime.
The scientist is a selfish prick. First, the statue would be rather costly, second, it's invading the mayor's privacy.
Exceptional point kermie, but scientists don't take any sort of Hippocratic oath.
Like wood paneling board? ;)
Oops, did I spell that wrong? Bored, thanks for catching that :)
Just giving you trouble :) Not a grammar Nazi...I promise!
Really good question. Tough choice!
Nobody is obligated to acquiesce to the demands of another, no matter the proposed reward. The mayor is completely within her rights. The inventor of the cure is likewise within his rights. It is his cure to do with as he sees fit.
The mayor, of course, but I would prefer that she keep her clothes on. After all, we all know that what we imagine is usually better than what we see anyway.
That's pretty selfish of the scientist.
Why not just release the cure instead of putting restrictions on it.
I'd do it, the mayor is cold.
I understand what you are saying.
But the actual question is, who do you blame MORE?
How can people single out the mayor, in the context of your question? If it had been, 'is the mayor right or wrong', that is a different question.
Morning routine, likes looking with a nice cup of tea
I really doubt it
I don't know if I could live with the decision if I were the mayor
What's the big fuss from the mayor? The statue could be abstract.
Well yes, but it was the scientist who presented the ultimatum. Porn in the park or cure for cancer?
Okay, I was a little concerned for a minute...
Just take the stupid statue down right after you've confirmed the cure.
If you leave it up to the artist's vision, it can hold lots of twists on what Angelo envisioned
What is with all the nude sculptures? This must really be weighing on your mind!! :)
Both need to grow up.
Did something like this actually happen?
Both should do the right thing so people can stop dying.
Both parties are actively, through their decisions, preventing the cure.
Personally, I'd be flattered that someone would pass on millions just to gander my goodies
The mayor. He did absolutely nothing, while the scientist developed it. Spent all the time and effort to do so. Besides, it may be released/found/whatever after his death regardless.
Maybe he e-mailed it to himself though, then the NSA could claim the better good and release it XP
Comprehension is waning! Did she have arms?
I just read that Kermie, lol.
If the guy paid for it and the Mayor wanted to save many lives then she should! I would do it for free!
I know twss, if you were, you'd been all over my case before :)
Aww, thanks wego
What if she agreed to have sex with him once and or sexted him? Obviously he just wants the goods. Unless she was an ass to him and he is getting revenge. In which case she should bow.
Was that a He/she person. Man wanted a nude of herself?
Like wrong, or should be illegal kinda wrong?
True, and there can be no right answer. Just gauging where people lean