2MaryRuth replied to 5Ben's discussion Why Washington DC Should be a New State
"I agree with you, I mean, they already have votes for the Electoral College during Presidential elections, and they have high enough population to do that. But then you would have to think about Puerto Rico, and possibly adding that too, and you…"
Dec 14, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 2 Isaac's discussion Is Daylight Saving Time Good?
"I think that it isn't needed, or wnated, but I don't think that we have to get rid of it. To me it just seems like a normal, happens only twice a year thing that we just have to deal with, and that in the long one, doesnt really harm anyone because…"
Dec 14, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 7Drew's discussion Should Harlan have early outs every week?
"I would love to have early outs every week.  I don't know if it would help students, but I would like to get out of school earlier than 3. I tink that they give you nice breaks, but I also think that they would add up to have us end later in the year"
Dec 14, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 3Natalie's discussion Paper Straws/Plastic straws which is bettter?
"I think that plastic straws are better. They are durable, easliy portable and they last longer. I know that paper straws are better for the environment and we should take that into consideraton, but I honestly hate using paper ones because they suck…"
Dec 14, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 5Avery's discussion Top 3 Places with the best food
"I have to say, your list is basically what I would put if I had to make one.  I love Italian food - Olive Garden is like- the best ever. Mexican food can get a bit spicy, but I do like some of it, and their food is so flavorful. I haven't had much…"
Dec 14, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 8Cheyenne's discussion Should the military allow women to serve in combat roles?
"I think that women who are able to prove their worth in the military, just like men do,  should be able to serve in the combat roles. As long as they are stong enough mentally an physically, and this goes for both women and men."
Dec 8, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to Kayden Erwin3's discussion Legalization of marijuana
"I think the marijuana should be legalized for medicinal uses only. If people who need a certain chemical in the plant cannot get it somewhere else or cannot find a alternative that is effective, then I think that they should legalize it. Now, when…"
Dec 7, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 2Anthony's discussion Will Cryptocurrency Replace Money?
"I think that it will take over money, but in the very distant future. You can see that mobile banking apps are becoming more and more popular, and people are paying more with cards or their phones, but there are still people who pay with cash.…"
Dec 7, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 3Malcolm's discussion Should We Have To Do Forum Post?
"I think that they are an easy way to get credit, and then on top of that, if people are responding to your posts enough, you can get extra credit. I think that they are an easy way to express your opinions, and they are kind of like a cushion for…"
Dec 7, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 5Reese's discussion Kanye West Controversy
"I think that he should be banned. I say this because eventually he will realize that he shouldn't be saying things like that- obviously it will make him unpopular, but at the same time, it is just not right to say that period, no matter who you are."
Dec 7, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 6Casey's discussion You Can No longer Drink At the world Cup.
"I think that it is good and bad at the same time. I could see how they might not want to do it. If people from around the world are going, their drinking age limits might be different than Qatar's, and if they want a beer but can't have one, then…"
Nov 29, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 2Alex's discussion Will article 5 lead to nuclear war.
"The whole idea of NATO was to prevent another world war. I feel like if they go straight to nuclear powers, even if Russia started it, then they aren't really trying to prevent one, they are really just incouraging it. I feel like they would find…"
Nov 29, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 5Kori's discussion Should Beauty Pageants Be Banned?
"I agree. I think that beauty pagents should be banned. I think that it shows how the parents are willing to push stuff on their child, and it looks bad for both the parents, and the kid.The parents look selfish and arrogent.  They put make up on…"
Nov 29, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 2Marcela Guerrero's discussion Shooting at Club Q, Colorado Springs
"I think that mental health is a bigger factor in this case. If he(they) has some sort of mental illness that could cause him(them) to break, and get angry, then that could basically explain a lot of what went on that day. When I first read what…"
Nov 29, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 2Allyson's discussion Hair to clean up oil spills.
"I personally would not care what they do to the hair that my hairdresser cuts from me. I wouldn't go out of my way to do that, like I wouldn't deliberatly cut my hair to a style I don't want, just get it donated into a mat if I didn't really want…"
Nov 28, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 5EmilyL's discussion 8 Billion People, is it good or bad?
"I think that it is okay. Obviously it is not good to have so many people on the Earth taking up resources, but at the same time, it is not as bad as so many people say. I think that it will help the economies around the globe. I think that it would…"
Nov 28, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 2Annabelle's discussion Should teachers be allowed to hit students?
"I think that teachers should not be allowed to physically hurt a student. If their relationship is strictly professional, then it should stay that way. If  a teacher were a banker, they couldn't walk up to a colleage or client and just backhand them…"
Nov 21, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 3Mylee's discussion Is It Ok For Parents To Lie About Santa (*Spoiler* He is not Real)
"I think that lying to your kid is okay when they are younger, but I think that when your are around 9-10, kids start to question it, and if a kid asks a parent then if Santa is real, they should tell the truth. I think that if you told a 6 year old…"
Nov 21, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 7 Tara's discussion Women's Hair in the US. Army
"I think that they have some good rules, but they could loosen up a little. I think that the rules are fine right now, because they could do an alternating hair stly order, you don't have to just choose one for the rest of your life, you're given…"
Nov 21, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 2Henry's discussion Should Fast Food Be Served In School?
"I think that demands are very temperary. I think that if we got some fast food for our school, our interest would dwindle fast and then we would be just like we are now, wanting something else. If we had places to buy snacks, coffee, or other…"
Nov 21, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 2Jadyn's discussion Does social media do more bad than good?
"I think that social media can be both. There will always be a negitive side to almost anything. I think that people make mistakes by posting certain topics, or even making unecessary comments, but I think that if we didn't have it, the world would…"
Nov 21, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 2MaryRuth's discussion Should All Vaccines Be Required?
"I agree, if I don't like what they put in there, or don't think it would do much, I wouldn't want my kid to have it either. Politics basically detirmine what vaccines should be manditory and what shouldn't "
Nov 16, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 2MaryRuth's discussion Should All Vaccines Be Required?
"Exactly, I think that the parents should choose, and when babies are young and their immune system is low, we should have vaccines, but if they are around our age, it should be our choice as to whether or not we get them"
Nov 16, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 2MaryRuth's discussion Should All Vaccines Be Required?
"I agree, and even political party members want a change in this too, they want to get rid of all vaccine madates, not just some covid madates
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Nov 16, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 2MaryRuth's discussion Should All Vaccines Be Required?
"I totally agree with you"
Nov 16, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 2MaryRuth's discussion Should All Vaccines Be Required?
"I think that they should be highly encourged. If the people don't want something, we shouldn't have to do it just to get the future generations future education. "
Nov 16, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 2MaryRuth's discussion Should All Vaccines Be Required?
"Yes, there are some that are highly recommended because of babies low immune systems, but others, like flu, covid, and polio (Which is almost extint) shouldn't be required - or highly suggested, for babies"
Nov 16, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 2MaryRuth's discussion Should All Vaccines Be Required?
"I agree, it should be the person's choice. If the government really thinks it is nesesary, they should have the states decide whether they should require it. Then, the state could let the people choose, and have a say in what goes into their bodies"
Nov 16, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 5Maria's discussion Should female and male athletes be paid the same?
"See it all comes down to the sport in the pay rates. I think that girls basketball players, should get the same rate of pay for the men's baketball players. I think this is how it should be with every sport, whatever the men get paid, the women do…"
Nov 16, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 2MaryRuth's discussion Should All Vaccines Be Required?
"Yes, a lot of people do not like the fact that unnatural, proccessed items go into vaccines, and they don't really know all of the possible side effects, just a majority "
Nov 16, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 2MaryRuth's discussion Should All Vaccines Be Required?
"I agree with you completely. It is basic marketing really, if you force things on people, they don't like it as much as if they have a choice. "
Nov 16, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 2MaryRuth's discussion Should All Vaccines Be Required?
"Yes, during the influenza pandemic in 1918, and once they found a polio vaccine, children were required to get it, because it would keep them healthy and safe, whereas flu shots and covid shots are not as vital to got"
Nov 16, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 2MaryRuth's discussion Should All Vaccines Be Required?
"I totally agree with that statement, the government shouldn't force something into your body."
Nov 16, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 2MaryRuth's discussion Should All Vaccines Be Required?
"I agree, some people don't like the feeling of getting them, or are allergic to them, or they don't believe in them, but there are certain ones you have to get a child to go to school. "
Nov 16, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 2Hailey's discussion Can Alternative Energy Replace Fossil Fuels Effecttively.
"I think that we are constantly finding new alternative ways of energy, but they don't last long, or they have some kind of catch in them. With wind turbines, you need wind - no wind = no energy, with solar panels you need sun - no sun = no energy.…"
Nov 14, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 5Grant's discussion Should we legalize the selling of Human Organs?
"I think that selling human organs legally sounds like it would be good for the economy, at first. Think about people who are in a pinch, they need money. And look, they can sell organs and make a good profit, plus they would be helping so many…"
Nov 14, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 5Mikayla's discussion What Defines a Sport?
"You can count anything physical activity as a sport, and very few people will question it. As you said, the defintition is when an activity has physical exertion. Ergo dance, cheer, dance team, esports, and marchingband should count. There are…"
Nov 14, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 8Cheyenne's discussion Should Schools Have Metal Detectors?
"I think that people will find other ways to injure another person, and it is really expensive. I think that metal detectors will catch metal items, including belt buckles ,keychains, steel-toed shoes, and it would waste lots of people times. And…"
Nov 14, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 2MaryRuth's discussion Should All Vaccines Be Required?
"Yes. I agree with everything you just said. I think that, in the end, it should be the person getting it that chooses. Just like with other hot topics like abortion and such, it should be that person choice, not society's"
Nov 14, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 2MaryRuth's discussion Should All Vaccines Be Required?
"Exactly, even though some people would be better off getting a vaccine, or others around them getting vaccines, in the end it should be the person's choice because it is their body. It's not even about Covid vaccines, any vaccines should let the…"
Nov 14, 2022
2MaryRuth posted a discussion
1777, General George Washington made the controversial decision to order the mass inoculation of his soldiers. An effort to combat the spread of Smallpox that, at the time, prevented enlistments,  posed the risk of hurting his army and tipping the…
Nov 11, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 2 Austin Rhoads's discussion What Is Antifa
"Honestly, from the information you gave, it doesn't seem like Antifa is really that bad. Anyone can turn violent . I am just saying that just because a certain person or oganization shows up, it doesn't mean that all protests are violents, or will…"
Nov 10, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 7Katie's discussion To Kill a Mockingbird
"I love the book To Kill A Mockingbird. I read it last year, and I think that it should be taught in every school, or be on a reading list. Yes, there is some laguage that is questionable, but at the same time, there are books that aren't banned, or…"
Nov 8, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 3Kendall's discussion Should the drinking age be lowered?
"I think that the drinking age should be lowered, mainly because everything else that is big happens when your 18 - you are legally an adult, you can vote, you can join the military, you can sign anything,etc. I think that because teens drink…"
Nov 7, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 3Spencer Fink's discussion Should Pit Bulls Be Banned?
"I don't think that pit bulls should be banned. Any dog can be agressive, and any dog can attack a human. Pit bull were trained to fight, but that doesn't mean that because they were bred to do that, it doesn't mean that a pitbull puppy will attack a…"
Nov 7, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 8Jeb's discussion Is rock music dying?
"I kind of like rock music, but I am more of a fan of whatever is on the radio, or whatever pops up in my Spotify playlist. I generally like any type of music, but rock isn't on the top of my list. I think that rock music is dying, mostly because it…"
Nov 7, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 2Dixi's discussion Which Is Better: Marvel or DC?
"I find Marvel more appealing, and their movies are better qualitiy. I also grew up in a time where the Marvel movies were being made one after another, so I watched them more. Marvel is also easier to find because it is on Disney+ and I don't really…"
Nov 7, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 2Kate's discussion Do people celebrate Christmas too early?
"If I am being honest - I am totally one of those people who celebrate Christmas once it is November 1st. I think that it is just a matter of your personality. I like Christmas and it's music and the happiness that is around me when it happens, but…"
Nov 7, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 3Colton's discussion Are Sweatshops Good or Bad?
"I definately think that sweatshops should be banned. Just recently I found out that online stores like Shein, Mango, H&M, and Primmark are "fast fashion" which essentially is mass-producing clothing and selling them cheaply. I really like the…"
Nov 2, 2022
2MaryRuth replied to 3Jason's discussion Holocaust Deniers
"I am positive the Holocaust happened, and I don't understand why people want to deny the truth. Even if it makes people, places, or offenders look bad, it still happened, you can't change it or wish it all away. There are survivers, there are people…"
Nov 2, 2022
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