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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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 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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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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There's been a lot of Дебаты in this spot on the general idea of progressive "softies" who need "safe spaces" to avoid being "triggered."

The talk of these kinds of people generally devolves into hyperbolized stereotypes of wimpy college students using it as an excuse not to do their homework, for example. Acronyms like "SJWs" get thrown around, and people express their frustration about feeling like they're walking on egg shells, или censored, или having to cater to other people's over-sensitivity in order to avoid being accused of an "ism" of some sort или another. People feel like they're being...
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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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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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posted by MajorDork74
 How does God speak to you?
How does God speak to you?
Behind the минута laws and rules of a book like Leviticus, are principles which hint at what God is like. He is a Holy God who must be taken seriously. People of that time (and a lot of today's people) had the habit of inventing and discarding gods as they felt like it. God declares that He alone is the true God, worthy of all worship. In one sense what God ultimately demands -- OBEDIENCE -- has not changed since Old Testament days. But God teaches the Israelites much as a parent must teach a young child -- with dozens of clearly spelled-out rules.
 Time alone to speak with God is essential.
Time alone to speak with God is essential.
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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Explaining What Makes America Great and Why We Must Protect It!

RUSH: Okay. Folks, let me get (for me on a Friday) a little serious here for a moment. I've had conversations in Последнее days, weeks, with liberals. Every time I mention this to you, I get, "Why are Ты hanging around them?" Well, Ты can't avoid 'em, and I'm not afraid of them. I like engaging them sometimes, because these people, many of them are just following a script. They've got their template, their narrative, and life is very compartmentalized and if something doesn't fit the little cocoon that they've woven for themselves...
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I was going to call them the "Ten Commandments" but felt someone might be offended by that (either a religious person thinking I'm blasphemous или a secularist thinking I'm Показ a bias towards religion. Lose, lose, Ты see). Also, I couldn't come up with ten rules.

So instead, observe the Golden Rules of the Дебаты Spot.

1) RESPECT your fellow debaters. They believe what they do for a reason just like Ты do. As opposed to simply trying to explain why they're wrong, explain your point of view and LISTEN to theirs. If Ты find Ты simply just cannot understand their views, или that they will...
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1.I'd really rather Ты didn't act like a sanctimonious holier-than-thou жопа, попка when describing my noodly goodness. If some people don't believe in me, that's okay. Really, I'm not that vain. Besides, this isn't about them so don't change the subject.

2.I'd really rather Ты didn't use my existence as a means to oppress, subjugate, punish, eviscerate, and/or, Ты know, be mean to others. I don't require sacrifices, and purity is for drinking water, not people.

3.I'd really rather Ты didn't judge people for the way they look, или how they dress, или the way they talk, or, well, just play nice, Okay?...
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posted by LadyL68
So, many of Ты are aware of the rumor floating arround that the world will end tonight at 6:00 PM. I just have a few things to say about these "End of The World" theories, becasue they're really getting on my nervs.

I just want to say that first off, for those of Ты who do belive the world will end tonight, или in 2012, или whatever, I mean no disrespect to you. I also don't mean any disrespect to people's religious beliefs that say the things I'm about to adress.



So, yesterday afternoon I heard that there is yet another prediction for the world ending. First it was the год 2000, then the...
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This is a Дебаты seed, and was last edited on 8 April 2008.

As a Фан of debate, I've often railed at the absence of actual Дебаты in the Дебаты spot. Therefore I present a Вопрос for debate:

Are mechanical pencils или wooden pencils better?

Cinders has done a marvelous job of initiating a number of formal limited debates, so I propose a different type of Дебаты format for this one. For this, the Great Pencil Debate, the following Дебаты attributes will apply:

Non-judged

Open-ended

Participatory

Moderated

What these mean:

Non-judged is a Дебаты format wherein there are no judges...
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I bet those conservatives out there were thinking that I'd forgotten all about them! Not true! In fact, I have been doing extra research over the last few days to fully get the feel for each candidate still in the running.

If Ты missed my Статья on the link, I assure Ты it's a good, solid, and fair assessment of each candidate

In the last article, I joked about Donald Trump, and сказал(-а) that I would probably not be very respectful when discussing him, on account of he's a giant tool. Well, I can't make any promises about how it's presented, but I vow to present accurate information about Donald...
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In our world today, global warming is a growing issue. Global warming (according to the Merriam-Webster online dictionary) is an increase in the earth's atmospheric and oceanic temperatures widely predicted to occur due to an increase in the greenhouse effect resulting especially from pollution. This means we must take action. This is a method commonly known as "going green." We do this by riding bikes, using public transportation, reycleing, and much more. This is common for big cities like New York City, New York или Chicago, Illionois- but what about the smaller towns?



I live in Joplin,...
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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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posted by EFiltness
I'm sorry but I think Obama has comitted plaguerism, observe:

CAN WE FIX IT - 23/12/2000
3 weeks at #1 - 22 weeks on chart

Take your places
Can we fix it
YES, WE CAN
Bob the Builder
Can we fix it
Bob the Builder
YES, WE CAN
Scoop, Muck and Dizzy and Roley too
Lofty and Wendy Присоединиться the crew
Bob and the gang have so much fun
Working together, they get the job done

Bob the Builder
Can we fix it
Bob the Builder
YES, WE CAN

Bob the Builder
Can we fix it
Bob the Builder
YES, WE CAN

Time to get busy, such a lot to do
Building and fixing till it's good as new
Bob and the gang make a really good sound
Working...
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posted by tamore
#rapecultureiswhen trended on Twitter last night, seemingly sparked by Zerlina Maxwell (link) after she was told she was "overhyping rape culture."

This Статья is a collection of some of my Избранное tweets because I think awareness is important. Many people ignore the existence of rape culture, или if they acknowledge it they do not understand its extent. So:

Rape culture is when...

any talk about rape turns into the obvious fact that "not men all like that!" instead of "too many men are like that."
link

men are allowed to travel, go out at night, get drunk, wear whatever they want--without it being...
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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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