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On and off for the past several years, I've been working on a bunch of Статьи here on Fanpop: interviews (so many interviews....), comic articles, reviews, and various "What is..." explanatory articles. One of the ones on the back burner has been the "What is Debate?" article, and since I haven't finished that, I have to summarize some basic points about debate:

1) Дебаты is all about using arguments to support a position, thesis или statement.
2) Дебаты requires opposition: at least two sides arguing the truth или fallacy of the thesis.
3) Дебаты requires an audience to judge the effectiveness...
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So being as math is the bane of my existence right now and I've finally snapped and nothing is left of my motivation in regards to math but a manifestation of pure rage and anger I am going to rant еще about how much I hate math. I have grown to hate it so much that I am now putting effort and energy into my hatred of it. So I will now continue my venting and raging about why students shouldn't have to suffer like so.That сказал(-а) parts of this are going to be taken from my Комментарий over on my 'is math necessary' poll.

So being as горький about math as I've grown to be, I've done quite a bit of research...
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posted by ClassicalNadia
Just a neat little poem I found interesting. What do Ты think about it?
Written by: Harvey Ehrlich

'Twas the night before Рождество and Santa's a wreck...
How to live in a world that's politically correct?
His workers no longer would answer to "Elves",
"Vertically Challenged" they were calling themselves.

And labor conditions at the north pole
Were alleged by the union to stifle the soul.
Four reindeer had vanished, without much propriety,
Released to the wilds by the Humane Society.
And equal employment had made it quite clear
That Santa had better not use just reindeer.
So Dancer and Donner, Comet and...
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posted by JillBarraclough
Capitalism : The New God

Trinity:


Individual Satisfaction - Father

Exploitation - Son

Purchasing power - Holy Spirit


10 Commandments

* I will make sure I maximise my profits at the cost of everything else
* Individual satisfaction must be 100% satisified even if it means I cheat on my marriage, destroy my childrens lives and end up divorced
* Exploit whoever Ты can for whatever Ты can, its survival of the fittest
* Ты are what Ты can afford
* Любовь thy cheap goods even if Ты don’t know they came from a child sweat shop
* Thou shall not worship false Gods: socialism, communism, et al
* Thou shall...
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posted by tvman
There are a lot of things that are in the world today that are right. Wars are going on in the world, Africa is a mostly poor nation, and Global Warming exists. What was that last one, Global Warming exists? Yes, but not to the extent that the United States government and the media want Ты to believe. Now you’re probably thinking, why would the US government tell such a lie. Why would they get some of the вверх rated scientists in the world to agree with them, and why are there not еще scientist speaking out about this elaborate hoax. This Статья will explain the reason why Global Warming...
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 ok, obviously that's not gerado, but still.
ok, obviously that's not gerado, but still.
WARNING- THIS Статья CONTAINS SOME INFO WHICH SOME MAY FIND DISTURBING или UPSETING.
85 percent of the time, I like to think the world's a wonderful place. we have tecnology and nature all rolled into one delicious sushi-package, we all have different place to visit and new things to learn. most of the time, the world's a very pleasent, innocent place to be. But 15 percent of the time, horrible things happen. people crash planes into buildings, tecnology is faulty, nature is being destroyed and the odd teenager sometimes drops a baby bomb on her parents and boyfriend. but only very ocassionally...
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 Peggy McIntosh, Автор of "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack"
Peggy McIntosh, author of "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack"
From Peggy McIntosh's Статья available in full link. The rest of this Статья will be directly quoted from that. I Опубликовано the whole link as well, but for the tl;dr crowd, this is the meat and potatoes of it.

My schooling gave me no training in seeing myself as an oppressor, as an unfairly advantaged person, или as a participant in a damaged culture. I was taught to see myself as an individual whose moral state depended on her individual moral will. My schooling followed the pattern my colleague Elizabeth Minnich has pointed out: whites are taught to think of their lives as morally neutral, normative,...
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So I recently (and perhaps mistakenly) Остаться в живых my temper in a thread here on Fanpop. I'd rather not link to it, as it wasn't my finest час and I perhaps embarrassed myself.

I will say that yes, it was about Obama.

I will also say that no, it wasn't a logical discussion about Obama.

Let me begin by saying that I like Obama-- but I know he isn't perfect. I am open to criticism, and actually complimented (in a Комментарий to my parents) right-wing politicians who held up their counter-health care proposal in silent protest during a speech on the topic. I complimented them because they were being dignified...
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Ты may be asking yourself right now, how can Evolution be a religion? или Creation a science? Such small questions, with huge answers.

First, Ты must understand me. I believe where the facts lie, that the truth is with that. Facts come first, then faith. (Yes, Ты need faith for both!)

Now mind you, sometimes facts are wrong. Facts used to say that the world was flat. But that fact was proven wrong.

Back to the questions. Evolution and Creation.
Misunderstandings on both sides have let many frustrated with arguments and conflicts. If we first get an understanding of where the other is coming...
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Just kidding. Below are a few Вопросы I’ve attempted to answer about the Westboro Baptist Church (WBC). This isn’t formal research, just a few points that I believe need to be brought to attention.

What is this ‘Westboro Baptist Church’ Ты speak of?
The fine folks at Wikipedia have summarized that in far fewer words than I ever could have, so if Ты are unfamiliar with the WBC, I would suggest Чтение the first paragraph link.

How does a church from Kansas have enough money to send members to protest all over the US?
Since the WBC classifies itself as a church, they are not required...
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 Child recites from the Koran
Child recites from the Koran
First of all, let me preface this Статья by saying that I am far from an expert on Islam. The only thing that qualifies me to write this Статья is a handful of research and experience with Muslims. I feel that maybe a Muslim would be better equipped to tackle this issue, however it is so important to me that the Western World understand the difference between Ислам and Radical Ислам that I felt compelled to write this article.

In this article, I will clarify that normal Ислам is as peaceful as any other mainstream religion, like Judaism and Christianity. However, that does not mean that radical...
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posted by zanhar1
Censorship is probably my Избранное thing to Дебаты about. So I wanted to type an Статья about the issue.

For one it's super annoying. The obnoxious beeping mid-verse in some songs is really irksome to listen too. Small pauses aren't as bad, but still. Censorship can really ruin a good song. As for TV I understand it еще with censoring anatomy should children be watching (I'll address that in a minute) but censoring the finger или words that characters/people say on TV follows the same thing as above the bleeping is annoying and the finger, I personally don't take offense to it.

About the whole...
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 Even the Joker's Had Enough Of This Bullshit
Even the Joker's Had Enough Of This Bullshit
I believe in debate, discussion, and discourse. I believe in listening. I believe in multiple sides to every issue. I believe everyone is worth listening to. I believe there can be fault on "all sides," and that we can all be guilty of misunderstanding each other.

I do not extend these courtesies to racists.

Ideas are dangerous. They are wonderful and they are disastrous. They can be used and misused as weapons или agents of peace. But when Ты are met with a truly deadly weapon, giving it the benefit of the doubt and letting it do its thing will get Ты and many others killed.

When it comes to...
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posted by ThePrincesTale
Idk if anyone’s noticed (lol) but I’m filthy mad about this election. Not just because of Trump himself, but because the whole thing represents, better than anything, one of the world’s most significant problem in Последнее years. We are moving away from our Enlightenment ideals - tolerance, progress, and liberty - with fanfare. Under the guise of saving western culture, we are threatening its core principles. We are neglecting the lessons of history that millions fought and died for: authoritarianism is a dangerous (yet insidious) thing, vilification of minority groups is wrong (demonstrated,...
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posted by pandawinx
Pro-life quotes.

“Ive noticed that everyone who is for abortion is already born.” – Ronald Reagan


"There are two victims in every abortion: a dead baby and a dead conscience." - Mother Teresa

"We must not be surprised when we hear of murders, killings, of wars, или of hatred...If a mother can kill her own child, what is left but for us to kill each other?" - Mother Teresa

"...is it surprising that today we have become so morally blind (for wickedness blinds) that we save the baby whales at great cost, and murder millions of unborn children?" - Alice von Hildebrand

"Count yourself lucky your...
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 courtesy of www.dividedwefail.com, though it says a lot about compromise, if Ты ask me.
courtesy of www.dividedwefail.com, though it says a lot about compromise, if you ask me.
When I created this spot nearly a год ago, my intention was to create a Форум for the respectable exchange of ideas among educated individuals. To my great excitement, I got exactly that: multifaceted individuals who knew where they stood but were curious to learn about others and make their own ideas known. There were the occasional people who would refuse to listen and only talk, and there were the occasional users who would refuse to acknowledge a good point against them. But over all, I've enjoyed our lively discussions.

For a time, the Дебаты spot was lacking in any real "debate." There...
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posted by DarkSarcasm
 Pamela Anderson goes PETA.
Pamela Anderson goes PETA.
Originally Отправлено for school on December 6, 2006.

PETA – Is It Really Ethical?

Who would think twice about questioning the motive of a nonprofit animal-loving organization with the word “ethical” in its title? The word “ethical” usually refers to someone who is doing the right thing. After all, who wouldn’t want to treat Животные ethically?

I sat behind an avid PETA supporter one год in my high school English class. PETA, as I was later informed, was an acronym for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and was an organization dedicated to saving Животные and promoting veganism....
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Note: It's kind of late at night so this is a bit rushed & disorganized (especially regarding the points about Depp, Rowling, and DeLisle) so if anyone needs any clarification или еще context или would like to hear еще in depth about my personal feelings on each case, feel free to ask.

So this is inspired by a Последнее experience that I had with Отменить culture или an attempt at it. I have always been against Отменить culture mostly because I've had several bad experiences with it over stuff that was blown way out of proportion. It was used as a humiliation tactic and a means to try to kick me...
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Imagine that Ты are in a boat. There are other people in your boat. There is also one person in the water. Allowing this person to get onto your лодка will not sink the boat. Everyone could easily fit comfortably. But still, there is a person in the water.

Now, if this person was only in the water for a short time, then yes, saying, "Hey, guys, lend me a hand onto your boat?" is probably exactly what she would do. But imagine this person has been in the water for hours. And imagine that it was other people in the лодка that pushed her in there. Not you, of course. Ты didn't push her in. But...
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I've been disheartened to hear rhetoric and see actions in the media lately that Показать me just how appallingly sexist our so-called "modern" and progressive society still is.

Yes, I'm calling sexism on this one, and no, that's not a word I wave around carelessly.

I'm calling sexism because a number of women's issues have come up in the public Форум lately, and no one seems to care A) what women think about that или B) perspectives on issues that aren't fifty years old. I recently Опубликовано link which details exactly how offensive these conversations are.

Women On The Front Lines

Let's look at the most...
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