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Jenny McCarthy, American actress, model, television host, author, screenwriter, and anti-vaccine activist

agrees Vaccines
The idea that vaccines are a primary cause of autism is not as crackpot as some might wish. Autism's 60-fold rise in 30 years matches a tripling of the U.S. vaccine schedule.
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Jeffrey Kluger,

agrees Vaccines
Vaccines save lives; fear endangers them. It's a simple message parents need to keep hearing.
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John McCain,

When less than 1% of Americans are volunteering to join the military, we should welcome all those who are willing and able to serve our country. Any member of the military who meets the medical and readiness standards should be allowed to serve -- including those who are transgender.
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Jimmy Fallon,

agrees Surrogacy
My wife and I had been trying a while to have a baby. We tried a bunch of things — so we had a surrogate.
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Ronald Reagan, Former US president

This is a matter of vital importance to the public safety ... While we recognize that assault-weapon legislation will not stop all assault-weapon crime, statistics prove that we can dry up the supply of these guns, making them less accessible to criminals.
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Sylvester Stallone,

I know people get upset and go, 'They're going to take away the assault weapon'. But who needs an assault weapon? Like, really, unless you're carrying out an assault.
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David Mamet, Playwright

The so-called assault weapons ban is a hoax. It is a political appeal to the ignorant. The guns it supposedly banned have been illegal for 78 years. Did the ban make them 'more' illegal? The ban addresses only the appearance of weapons, not their operation.
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Mark Ruffalo,

disagrees Fracking
We're clearly coming to the end of the fossil fuel era. We have the technology to shift to renewable energy, we have the will of the people. The only thing that's keeping us back is the fossil fuel industry's hold on our political system. That's what we need to change.
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Matt Damon, American actor, screenwriter, and producer

disagrees Fracking
Everyone knows that fracking poisons the air and water. We wanted to show how it tears apart local communities and subverts democracies and corrupts political leaders and eviscerates all the things that Americans value.
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Ronald Reagan, Former US president

One of the traditional methods of imposing statism or socialism on a people has been by way of medicine.
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Jimmy Kimmel, American television host

No parent should ever have to decide if they can afford to save their child’s life. It just shouldn’t happen. Not here.
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Mark Ruffalo,

Taking away Net Neutrality is the Authoritarian dream. Consolidating information into the hands of a few controlled by a few. Dangerous territory.
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Richard Dawkins,

Children do need to be protected so that they can have a proper education and not be indoctrinated in whatever religion their parents happen to have been brought up in.
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Robert De Niro, American actor, producer, and director

agrees Vaccines
I take vaccines all the time, and my kids have gotten [vaccinated] but there’s something wrong and its got to be fixed
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Sanjay Gupta, American neurosurgeon and multiple Emmy®-award winning chief medical correspondent for CNN

agrees Vaccines
That you are 100 times more likely to be struck by lightning than to have a serious allergic reaction to the vaccine that protects you against measles is not a matter of opinion. That is also a matter of fact.
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Thomas Friedman, NY Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winning author of Lexus and the Olive Tree and From Beirut to

agrees Carbon Tax
We need a tax system that shrinks what we don't want — carbon, sugar and bullets — and incentivizes what we need
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Leonardo DiCaprio, American actor, film producer, and environmental activist

Climate change is not hysteria – it's a fact
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Ian McKellen, Actor and activist

disagrees Brexit
It bothers me a bit that if Europe begins to break up then the idea that gay people should be looked after may go out the window. I think on those grounds, that’s why I’ll be voting to stay in.
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David Frost, English journalist, comedian, writer, media personality and daytime tv game show host

disagrees Brexit
Scotch supports around 40,000 jobs in the UK… Europe has a taste for scotch. The industry will do better if we remain in the EU because whisky producers have hassle-free, easy access to the single market of 500 million people.
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John McCain,

disagrees Brexit
British membership in the EU is a vital contributor to the security and prosperity of Europe and the United States.
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Julian Fellowes, English actor, novelist, film director and screenwriter, Conservative member of the House of Lords

agrees Brexit
I believe we should be out. It’s about philosophy, it’s about democracy, it’s about democracy versus autocracy … the European Union can’t be accountable because the elected MEPs have no real control over the Commission.
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Stephen King, Adviser to HSBC

disagrees Brexit
Footballers that leave clubs where they have done well have sometimes underperformed thereafter. Could the UK be heading the same way?
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Leonardo DiCaprio, American actor, film producer, and environmental activist

agrees Carbon Tax
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John Cleese, Actor from england

agrees Brexit
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Bruce Dickinson, English musician, airline pilot and broadcaster

agrees Brexit
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Irvine Welsh, Scottish novelist

agrees Brexit
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Adam Hamdy, British comics writer

agrees Brexit
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Frederick Forsyth, English novelist

agrees Brexit
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Stephen Metcalfe, American film director and screenwriter

agrees Brexit
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Elena Ferrante, Italian writer

disagrees Brexit
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Steve Coogan, English actor and comedian

disagrees Brexit
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Saul Dibb, British film director and screenwriter

disagrees Brexit
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Richard Curtis, Screenwriter from new zealand

disagrees Brexit
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Peter Strickland, British film director

disagrees Brexit
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Peter Morgan, British film writer and playwright

disagrees Brexit
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Ol Parker, British film director, screenwriter and film producer

disagrees Brexit
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Noel Clarke, Actor

disagrees Brexit
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Nick Dear, British screenwriter

disagrees Brexit
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Mike Leigh, British writer and director of film and theatre

disagrees Brexit
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Michael Winterbottom, Film director

disagrees Brexit
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Michael Frayn, British writer

disagrees Brexit
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Lee Hall, British writer

disagrees Brexit
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Kevin Macdonald, British film director

disagrees Brexit
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John le Carré, British novelist

disagrees Brexit
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Joanna Hogg, Film director and screenwriter

disagrees Brexit
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Jack Thorne, British screenwriter

disagrees Brexit
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Ian McEwan, British author

disagrees Brexit
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Heidi Thomas, English screenwriter and playwright

disagrees Brexit
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David Yates, English filmmaker

disagrees Brexit
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David Morrissey, English actor and director

disagrees Brexit
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