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Rocker October 30th, 2014 3:58pm

Loosely inspired by Pirate: A murder takes place in another state. The individual who is murdered is a stranger to you. Does this murder negatively affect you in any way?

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/30/14 11:25 am

Yes. Like a bad idea or unchallenged meanness, it will probably spread. I don't think evil or criminal behavior generally respects lines arbitrarily drawn on a map.

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suppressedID That is my secret Cap
10/30/14 3:32 pm

^ YES!

Society doesn't have a single address.

Axl752 NY
10/30/14 9:59 am

This is not a good point. Gay marriage doesn't negatively affect anyone. In murder, one or more people end up dead. How is this even a discussion?

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AbandonedAccnt Not here.
10/30/14 10:13 am

This poll doesn't say anything about gay marriage though. That was a different poll.

Axl752 NY
10/30/14 10:14 am

Isn't he referring to the poll about how gay marriage negatively affects you?

AbandonedAccnt Not here.
10/30/14 10:17 am

I think he was inspired by that poll, but this one doesn't have a gay component to it at all. If it did then this poll would be better dressed and look all "metro." :-)

zack1018 Ich will nach Stuttgart
10/30/14 9:45 am

Wow that is a good point, this is why I like SOH. Reddit never had such thought provoking points as this, I love you guys.

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KudosToYou California
10/30/14 11:00 am

Depends on where you spend your time on Reddit.
And this really isn't a good point. No shit Sherlock, I'm not directly affected by the murder of a stranger in another state, but a person was murdered, not at all equatable to gay marriage.

Rocker saved by grace
10/30/14 12:27 pm

It can be compared to anything that is immoral. Abortion the same way. And thank you for the kinds words, Zack

EarlyBird Portland
10/30/14 9:44 am

It does but very indirectly.

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Arkansas123 Neoconservative
10/30/14 9:18 am

"Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind, and therefore never send to know for whom the bells tolls; it tolls for thee."

John Donne, Meditation XVII

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AbandonedAccnt Not here.
10/30/14 9:07 am

Yes. Mayhem in society affects everybody in society.

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political Georgia
10/30/14 9:05 am

Good point! I wish I could have thought of that example when debating with Nemmy the other day.

Nemacyst No Lives Matter
10/30/14 9:47 am

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