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by halfknot
Wed Dec 09, 2009 2:28 pm
Forum: Talking Point Discussion
Topic: How should the problem of piracy be dealt with?
Replies: 11
Views: 16428

Re: How should the problem of piracy be dealt with?

There's no way to stop the sea piracy. No one can stop someone to buy a boat and sail the seas unless he already killed someone. So they can be punished only after they did the injustice (or at the same time, but more rarely). A way to reduce them is to oversee the seas more carefully which is prett...
by halfknot
Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:59 pm
Forum: Talking Point Discussion
Topic: Do you believe that our dreams mean something?
Replies: 129
Views: 330261

Re: Do you believe that our dreams mean something?

Does anyone know from a reliable source what provokes the dreams? I sometimes dream things that I couldn't have imagined awake. I think that they depend on what stresses me/ what I want/ I did/ what matters, but I'm not too confident on this theory
by halfknot
Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:51 pm
Forum: Talking Point Discussion
Topic: Will there be enough food for everyone?
Replies: 14
Views: 38593

Re: Will there be enough food for everyone?

There are lot of people starving nowadays, too. But not because of the amount of food in the world, because of the lack of money. So, even if we multiply, as long as you have money, food will be an insignificant problem. However, the food could get more expensive.
by halfknot
Mon Oct 12, 2009 3:14 pm
Forum: Talking Point Discussion
Topic: Everybody is phobic about something
Replies: 56
Views: 77374

Re: Everybody is phobic about something

I never really thought about this. I don't believe everybody is phobic about something, i'm not phobic about anything as far as I know.
by halfknot
Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:23 am
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: I have read / I read
Replies: 1
Views: 810

I have read / I read

Hello,

I read / have read several books about...

If "have read" is correct, why? There is no time specified.

Thanks.
by halfknot
Sun Sep 06, 2009 12:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Download my englishclub desctop wallpaper
Replies: 4
Views: 1897

Re: Download my englishclub desctop wallpaper

I don't like the outer glow and the lack of colors.
by halfknot
Sat Sep 05, 2009 11:23 pm
Forum: Talking Point Discussion
Topic: People in poor countries should have fewer children
Replies: 47
Views: 52953

Re: People in poor countries should have fewer children

Of course the fewer we are, the more money / person we have. It's an advantage for both sides: the parents have more money, the children won't have poor lifes. But however, most of us want children even if we can't offer good conditions.
by halfknot
Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:18 pm
Forum: Talking Point Discussion
Topic: Should global wealth be re-distributed evenly?
Replies: 41
Views: 36202

Re: Should global wealth be re-distributed evenly?

By redistributing the global wealth evenly I understand the global amount of money / number of humans.
If it's much or not, I don't know, but I supposed it's medium.
by halfknot
Fri Aug 14, 2009 10:54 am
Forum: Talking Point Discussion
Topic: Should global wealth be re-distributed evenly?
Replies: 41
Views: 36202

Re: Should global wealth be re-distributed evenly?

But if we're all equal, who's going to do the jobs that were done by the poor? Let's say a poor man is now as equally rich as Bill Gates, who would do the job of the poor? Just because we are all equal in wealth, doesn't make us equal everywhene. Some of us are stronger, some of us are smarter, som...
by halfknot
Thu Aug 13, 2009 5:50 pm
Forum: Talking Point Discussion
Topic: Should global wealth be re-distributed evenly?
Replies: 41
Views: 36202

Re: Should global wealth be re-distributed evenly?

But if we're all equal, who's going to do the jobs that were done by the poor? Let's say a poor man is now as equally rich as Bill Gates, who would do the job of the poor? Just because we are all equal in wealth, doesn't make us equal everywhene. Some of us are stronger, some of us are smarter, som...
by halfknot
Wed Aug 12, 2009 6:38 pm
Forum: Talking Point Discussion
Topic: Should global wealth be re-distributed evenly?
Replies: 41
Views: 36202

Re: Should global wealth be re-distributed evenly?

But redistributing the global wealth evenly doesn't mean we would all be rich. We could be just moderate. So we still need to work to get rich or at least, to survive.
by halfknot
Tue Aug 11, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: Talking Point Discussion
Topic: Should global wealth be re-distributed evenly?
Replies: 41
Views: 36202

Re: Should global wealth be re-distributed evenly?

Thanks a lot for correcting me. I wasn't expecting that someone would really take his/her time to correct me but looks like I was wrong.
by halfknot
Sat Aug 08, 2009 5:32 pm
Forum: Talking Point Discussion
Topic: Should global wealth be re-distributed evenly?
Replies: 41
Views: 36202

Re: Should global wealth be re-distributed evenly?

It's an unreachable and senseless event. It's not fair to take someone's wealth just because he/she has more than other one. If one works harder than another, it's obvious that he/she deserves more money. Of course, there are lot of cases when the gifted one hardly lives with the ammount of money he...
by halfknot
Sat Aug 08, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: Talking Point Discussion
Topic: Who cares if rats are used in laboratory experiments?
Replies: 7
Views: 12333

Re: Who cares if rats are used in laboratory experiments?

Nobody really cares abot rats. But there are a lot who pretend to. And a few who really do.
I don't.
by halfknot
Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:22 pm
Forum: Talking Point Discussion
Topic: Do children grow up too quickly nowadays?
Replies: 69
Views: 212685

Re: Do children grow up too quickly nowadays?

We grow up faster mainly because of the internet. We interact with more older people than in the real life on forums and on chats.We hear more opinions about more subjects and more forms of exprimation. But I don't think is a fast grow-up for these days, it's just normal
by halfknot
Fri Aug 07, 2009 4:12 pm
Forum: Talking Point Discussion
Topic: Should nobody or everybody have a gun?
Replies: 91
Views: 131472

Re: Should nobody or everybody have a gun?

I see the question like "Should we all live or just the stronger ones?"
And I think we should all live. The fools aren't useless.
by halfknot
Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:42 pm
Forum: Talking Point Discussion
Topic: How do you learn best?
Replies: 77
Views: 188234

Re: How do you learn best?

Learn what? If it's about learning texts/poems: For texts, it's simple because you have to read them once or twice and then just memorize the topics order. For poems, it's a little bit harder as you have to learn them word-by-word. A good way can be to voice-record the lines as a song and then put (...
by halfknot
Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: A sentence.
Replies: 1
Views: 681

A sentence.

Hello, again, I'm asking for another little grammar check if it's possible: If he intended for setting the forest on fire, I think he/she deserve to be killed as he could have killed many animals and even humans. Sorry if it's too early to ask for a new grammar check due to the fact I've asked for a...
by halfknot
Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:21 pm
Forum: Talking Point Discussion
Topic: Forest fires
Replies: 7
Views: 12217

Re: Forest fires

If he intended for setting the forest on fire, I think he/she deserve to be killed as he could have killed many animals and even humans.
by halfknot
Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: Talking Point Discussion
Topic: Studying pronunciation is a waste of time.
Replies: 66
Views: 210995

Re: Studying pronunciation is a waste of time.

I think pronunciation is very important for anyone who wants to be listened outside of his country. I am looking forward to improve my English pronunciation to the best I can reach.
by halfknot
Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:11 pm
Forum: Talking Point Discussion
Topic: If bees disappeared completely...
Replies: 7
Views: 11597

Re: If bees disappeared completely...

I think if bees disappear completly, they will be substituted with something else keeping the world balance the same.
by halfknot
Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:08 pm
Forum: Talking Point Discussion
Topic: Do you believe that alien life forms exist on other planets?
Replies: 93
Views: 270924

Re: Do you believe that alien life forms exist on other planets?

Yes, I do believe in alien existence and I see a minimal chanse to get wrong as the universe is that huge. How probably is that we are alone in this supposed infinite universe? I also think that there are chances for an already human-extraterrestrial communitcation kept secret.
by halfknot
Fri Aug 07, 2009 1:04 pm
Forum: Talking Point Discussion
Topic: Globalisation: is it good or bad?
Replies: 27
Views: 89992

Re: Globalisation: is it good or bad?

What exactly globalisation is? Can someone explain me in a few words? From your posts I understood that's something that helps the countries to fuse in one big country. How does globalisation make this possible? Isn't necessary the agreement of every single country? I don't see this as a achievable ...
by halfknot
Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:54 pm
Forum: Talking Point Discussion
Topic: Teaching sex education and religion in school?
Replies: 26
Views: 61791

Re: Teaching sex education and religion in school?

As a 16 year old Romanian highschool student, I think it's ok to be taught sex education in schools. We've been taught 2 or 3 years ago about this but the main reaction from the kids were laughs and pervert smiles. And however, I don't know any child who really needs this because we all have interne...
by halfknot
Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:35 pm
Forum: Talking Point Discussion
Topic: Does magic really exist?
Replies: 46
Views: 116448

Re: Does magic really exist?

I don't believe in magic. By this, I don't contest all the hypnoticism, just the pure one. I mean, I believe hypnoticism is possible but only helped by some meds or drugs taken by the victim. But I don't believe at all in ghosts, wizards, gods, fairies, zombies and all this.
by halfknot
Fri Aug 07, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: Talking Point Discussion
Topic: If I won $1,000,000...
Replies: 147
Views: 327477

Re: If I won $1,000,000...

If i had this ammount of money, I would have gave part of it to my parents and to my next to kin and the other (bigger) part I would have kept it for myself, taking care of my present and future.
by halfknot
Thu Aug 06, 2009 8:06 pm
Forum: Grammar Help
Topic: I'm not sure if it's correct
Replies: 1
Views: 759

I'm not sure if it's correct

Hello, I'm asking for a grammar checking because I'm not that sure.

If it's proven that god doesn't exists, our Easter Vacation will go to hell.


Is it correct?
Thank you.