Justin Allen Widle [justwidle]
What should be done to stop piracy?
Stopping the governments of the world (most importantly the U.S. Government) from passing laws that effectively kill the internet and stop lying to people about how "Piracy kills the music industry". It's Bullshit. Everyone downloads music illegally. E V E R Y O N E. If they say they don't it's either because they don't have proper access to the Internet, or their a fucking liar.
Did God create the world in seven days, or do you believe in the theory of evolution?
Evolution. The ideas of talking snakes, virgin birth, etc. might as well be the same thing as believing in Unicorns and fairies. The earth is not 6,000 years old. The Universe was created by a chemical explosion known as the big bang, and not by some magic man in the sky who watches us but doesn't do anything to help.
To what percentage do you believe in statistics?
this is a trick question.
Do you believe many illnesses can be caused by the mind?
Psychosomatcism. The belief that you carry an illness or a disease because you've mentally convinced yourself that you are. Keep telling yourself you're going to get sick because you do something you're nervous, or afraid of, and eventually, you just might start showing phantom symptoms of that illness or affliction.
Do you believe it is true that humans only use 10% of their brain capacity?
It's 12% actually. And yes. If we used more than that, we'd have super powers. Obviously.
Using the subway without paying, shoplifting: is there excessive tolerance to these small offenses?
Shoplifting: The idea that I steal an apple of a loaf of bread to feed myself or my family because I can't afford to buy it. Subway's should be free to begin with, as should ALL public transportation. It's a service provided by usually the state, county, or city, paid for with tax dollars. Why the fuck am I going to shell out MORE money otherwise?
What do you think of the squatter "movement"?
Fuck the banks. That's what I think. Who the hell are they to forcibly remove someone from their home? It's my home, my property. Fuck you. I'm staying here regardless of what some asshole in a suit says.
Does brand name influence your buying habits?
To an extent yes. Much like every other normal person living in a first world nation. I'm partial to Converse, Hanes, Levi's, Gillette, etc, because these are trusted BRAND name products used for generations.
Do you think tipping is a good custom?
Only if they bust their ass to provide me with a good service/meal. Only then. Otherwise, why the fuck should I tip you for doing your job properly?
Are there too many holidays in the work calendar?
Everyday is a holiday of some kind. So yes. Far too many.
Do you think the catastrophism about climate change has been exaggerated?
No. Scientific data can be falsified to serve a goal or purpose, and yes, in some cases it has, by the politicians in order to frighten the masses into believing one bullshit lie or another. But overall? No. It hasn't been.
Do you boycott brands if you learn they employ children in third-world countries or harm the environment?
No. Why? What good is one person, or even a few thousand people not buying a single product going to do to hurt said company or product? Apple for example. All these wild, and outrageous claims started coming forth after Steve Jobs died a few months ago, about rampant employee suicides, child labor, less than humane working conditions, etc. Even if these claims were false, did it stop people from buying iPhones or iPads? Nope. Boycotting only works on large scale, national levels. Not just a few people making ridiculous claims about a product in order to stop their friends from buying things the group mentality doesn't approve of.
Do you defend animal experimentation for the development of medicine that can save human lives?
No really, but, on the flip side, it's better than using living people..
What is your opinion of the rise in popularity of plastic surgery and implants?
Should more limits be established for cars within downtown areas?
Major metropolitan cities in the United States need to rethink their ideas on transportation. When most of our major cities were built, case in point New York City, populations were a lot smaller than they are today, creating less traffic. In terms of more open cities like Los Angeles, they need to firstly sync their goddamn traffic lights from one block to the next to improve traffic flow and streamline peoples commutes to be less of a fucking nightmare.
With all of that having been typed, no, I don't think so. I think that really, parking meters need to either disappear completely from our major cities, or at the very least become cheaper by the hour. regulation and limitation only serve to further the problems of municipalities. People should be able to park anywhere they want, as long as it's a designated parking area, and the current laws that WORK, not the endless paper trail of useless tax dollar sucking bullshit laws, need to be better enforced with more common sense and judgement. By slapping commuters with MORE regulations, and MORE restrictions, you set in motion a chain of events and actions that only continues to hurt local economics.
Do extraterrestrials exist?
Foolish to think that they don't. Think about the incomprehensible VASTNESS of the Universe. The Myriad of galaxies and solar systems we have yet to discover. Then come back and ask me that question again.
Justin Allen Widle
Fontana, United States