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JustBob October 14th, 2013 6:21pm

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?

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GrandmaALiCE For a better 2021
10/14/13 10:09 pm

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!

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JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/16/13 7:12 am

She was place in a position where she could have everything to do with the cure, now she has a decision to make, what is more important to her? Modesty or human lives, may not be a fair decision, but still hers to make.

GrandmaALiCE For a better 2021
10/16/13 7:25 am

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.

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/16/13 8:17 am

True, and there can be no right answer. Just gauging where people lean

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
10/14/13 9:13 pm

the scientist is being selfish. who cares about a stupid statue. they can save a life.

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EmWalt Meet Jim the Duck
10/16/13 3:27 pm

Well yes, but it was the scientist who presented the ultimatum. Porn in the park or cure for cancer?

JudyMill Living free
10/14/13 8:11 pm

I'd do it, the mayor is cold.

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CalTexHawk spiral arm
10/14/13 7:36 pm

Just take the stupid statue down right after you've confirmed the cure.

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DunkinFrunk Austin area, Texas
10/14/13 7:30 pm

Why not just release the cure instead of putting restrictions on it.

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EmWalt Meet Jim the Duck
10/14/13 7:24 pm

Did something like this actually happen?

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JudyMill Living free
10/14/13 8:12 pm

I really doubt it

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/14/13 8:51 pm

No, it didn't, sorry, should've wrote that

EmWalt Meet Jim the Duck
10/16/13 3:27 pm

Okay, I was a little concerned for a minute...

tobeap
10/14/13 4:44 pm

What's the big fuss from the mayor? The statue could be abstract.

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comppete Las Vegas
10/14/13 2:56 pm

It really depends on what shape her body is in. :-)

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fixitlater My Life
10/14/13 2:17 pm

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.

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JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/14/13 2:53 pm

Morning routine, likes looking with a nice cup of tea

Zealizabeth Probably the hospital
10/14/13 2:12 pm

Really good question. Tough choice!

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kateXcore Dark side of the moon
10/14/13 1:59 pm

The scientist is a selfish prick. First, the statue would be rather costly, second, it's invading the mayor's privacy.

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fixitlater My Life
10/14/13 2:14 pm

If the guy paid for it and the Mayor wanted to save many lives then she should! I would do it for free!

susanr Colorado
10/14/13 1:16 pm

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

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JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/14/13 2:55 pm

I don't know if I could live with the decision if I were the mayor

Emily33 North Carolina
10/14/13 1:11 pm

That's pretty selfish of the scientist.

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Zod Above Pugetropolis
10/14/13 1:11 pm

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.

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rons screw politicians
10/14/13 12:44 pm

Was that a He/she person. Man wanted a nude of herself?

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/14/13 1:06 pm

Man wanted a nude statue of the female mayor

rons screw politicians
10/14/13 1:10 pm

Comprehension is waning! Did she have arms?

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/14/13 2:24 pm

Didn't think that far into it, I would say yes

stefanie22 Cincinnati
10/14/13 12:33 pm

What is with all the nude sculptures? This must really be weighing on your mind!! :)

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JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/16/13 7:20 am

Only one more after this (I'm hoping), nude statues are a treasure trove of ethical dilemmas, sorry

stefanie22 Cincinnati
10/16/13 7:36 am

I guess when I read nude statues, I think statue of David and wonder what's the big deal... But that's classic renaissance art

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/16/13 7:41 am

If you leave it up to the artist's vision, it can hold lots of twists on what Angelo envisioned

MrMilkdud jackass whisperer
10/14/13 12:27 pm

The mayor could have just commissioned a terrible sculptor and been done with it.
If the artist is bad enough, nobody would be able to tell what it was.

musicfreak Loving Life
10/14/13 11:57 am

Both need to grow up.

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musicfreak Loving Life
10/14/13 11:57 am

Both should do the right thing so people can stop dying.

EarlyBird Portland
10/14/13 3:18 pm

You would be ok with being blackmailed?

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/14/13 4:00 pm

Is it blackmail? I was thinking more inline with the movie indecent proposal

BeachSt Coastal Virginia
10/14/13 11:50 am

Completely the scientist. I would rather he ask for $1 billion proven the cure works. Unless the mayor was cool with it.

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/14/13 11:59 am

Personally, I'd be flattered that someone would pass on millions just to gander my goodies

ajpreyes Laveen
10/14/13 11:39 am

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.

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kermie gaytopia
10/14/13 11:42 am

I agree! I'm shocked at the results.

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/14/13 11:42 am

Like wrong, or should be illegal kinda wrong?

kermie gaytopia
10/14/13 11:45 am

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

ajpreyes Laveen
10/14/13 11:48 am

Extortion is a crime.

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/14/13 11:53 am

Is it extortion? And if so, what would be the punishment? Jail unless he releases the cure?

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/14/13 12:06 pm

I just read that Kermie, lol.

EarlyBird Portland
10/14/13 3:17 pm

Aj and kermie are spot on. I can't believe the results of this poll at all! The scientist is totally at fault and 100% responsible.

LochnessMonster Milky way
10/14/13 11:35 am

I would stand out there nude every day for months untill it's built if it meant getting a cure.

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EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
10/14/13 11:37 am

Yeah, but what of the statue was supposed to be a peeing fountain? Could you handle that?

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/14/13 11:39 am

I just pictured the mayor in her business suit cutting the ribbon to her own peeing statue

LochnessMonster Milky way
10/14/13 11:41 am

Absolutely. If he wanted me on a freaking toilet I would do it.

kermie gaytopia
10/14/13 11:43 am

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.

EnderWiggin So disillusioned...
10/14/13 11:52 am

Exceptional point kermie, but scientists don't take any sort of Hippocratic oath.

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/14/13 11:58 am

Both parties are actively, through their decisions, preventing the cure.

Ebola1 Florida
10/14/13 11:31 am

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.

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Rosebud Ohio
10/14/13 11:25 am

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

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JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/14/13 11:26 am

Mayor was a she if that makes a difference.

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/14/13 12:04 pm

I don't know, but I've noticed several poll results change when you change the gender.

twss trump is a garbage human
10/14/13 11:24 am

Like wood paneling board? ;)

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/14/13 11:25 am

Oops, did I spell that wrong? Bored, thanks for catching that :)

twss trump is a garbage human
10/14/13 11:28 am

Just giving you trouble :) Not a grammar Nazi...I promise!

wego Utah
10/14/13 11:29 am

You make good polls, so that's what you can do :-)

JustBob Your anger fascinates me
10/14/13 11:31 am

I know twss, if you were, you'd been all over my case before :)
Aww, thanks wego