NationStates Jolt Archive

This issue is messed up

28-10-2003, 17:44
The Issue
A controversial newspaper investigation reveals that as many as 30% of all children are employed in a dangerous environment.

The Debate
"Akira Chicago, a orphanage foster parent, says "Children need to be out of work. Too many times I have received children who only know manual labor. We have to give these children an education an a chance at a real future. Think of the children!" Hope Hamilton, a bum on the street, agrees, "Forget about what's best for the children. They're stealing my work! The only way to get an entry job in this market is to either be younger than 12 and willing to work for nothing, or to knock of a kid and be there to fill the opening, and still be willing to work for nothing."

"We need the extra money that my 13 children earn." Says unemployed parent Buy Shiomi. "Since both my spouse and I were laid off, the only way to get enough money to feed both of us is to have all of our kids employed. In fact, with the downswing in the economy we're expecting another kid to close the gap."

Fat cat factory owner Hope Bush, steps over the bum in the street and explains, "You don't understand. By employing these kids I'm giving them valuable life lessons. I didn't go to school and see where I am now? I'm giving them work experience, making them highly employable for the 15 years of their expected lives.
[Accept]So my only options are to let people kill kids for jobs, or allow them to work freely, or to let them work freely. Aren't the 2nd and 3rd options the exact same? And why isn't there the obvious "Children shouldn't be working in dangerous jobs" or even the even more obvious "Children shouldn't have to work!" option!

This issue is poorly written and heavilly biased.
28-10-2003, 17:46
28-10-2003, 17:51
thank you.

So is theree even any screening/rewriting of these issues? Cuz up until now, all the issues have been fairly unbiased, at least unbiased in the number of options.

The other issue I just got, about depression suicides, is just the opposite, it has enough choices, but it seriously makes fun of the conservatives out there. :P
HC Eredivisie
28-10-2003, 17:52
i redirect you to another thread, but i forgot which one.
28-10-2003, 17:55
ahh, I see it, but its already been locked.

OK, sorry, didn't see that one. looks like the techmod is gonna get on and fix it soon. Good... does that mean I get to vote again? :)

If you dismiss the issue, you still have kids working, if you choose an option, you still have kids working... whats the deal?!
28-10-2003, 19:52
Please see this thread ( Yes, it's poorly named, blame the author.

Any follow-ups should be placed there, as it was the first thread about this, and has Mod reponses in it.

Request *lock* for this thread.

29-10-2003, 08:50
Yeah, this issue is going to get replaced, if you want to talk about it, then use the thread Ballotonia mentioned.

*does the lockomotion*

--The Flightless Lockopotamus--