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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 hivi karibuni 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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 ok, obviously that's not gerado, but still.
ok, obviously that's not gerado, but still.
WARNING- THIS makala CONTAINS SOME INFO WHICH SOME MAY FIND DISTURBING au 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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This makala details the arguments supporting the position that "wooden pencils are better than mechanical pencils" in the link, in order to ensure that arguments are not repeated and also for the audience to keep track of the arguments and their counters. This makala was last updated on 8 April 2008.

The arguments come in two forms: arguments for the superiority of wooden pencils, and arguments for the inferiority of mechanical pencils.

Wooden Pencil Superiority

Argument: Wooden pencils write thicker than mechanical ones.
Counter-argument: Thinner lines are preferable where thin sharp lines are...
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link, the only feedback I received revolved around definitions of racism. Sure, the concept of reverse racism was partially what the makala was about, but it was also about what problems nonwhites have that whites don't face. It was also a orodha of grievances that need to be fixed. Those points were completely ignored.

When wewe say that reverse racism doesn't exist, white people completely ignore the problems you're saying nonwhites face and the changes wewe want to make to fight them. Instead, they do nothing constructive and just argue on behalf of whites. We - people on both sides of the debate...
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A conservative friend of mine had a very apropos status update on Facebook this weekend: "People from the left and the right adore Jon Stewart because he says the things we think, no matter who's listening." And inspired kwa his rationality, as well as Jon Stewart, I decided to hold my own "rally" to remind people that just because you're the loudest, doesn't mean you're the majority.

I hear a lot of crazy accusations about Obama that are both unfounded and unfair, and it undermines the legitimate arguments people make against him. In this sensationalized world of celebrity tabloids and YouTube,...
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The prevailing prejudice in the United States in this post 9/11 world is against Arabs, specifically Arab Muslims. I'm not saying there aren't other "isms" at play in the US, kwa any means, but wewe can't deny the repugnant anti-Arab sentiment that has permeated its way into American culture. For the ignorant American, it is just another reason to hate another group.

 Photograph kwa Nigel Parry
Photograph kwa Nigel Parry
In the immortal words of Aron Kader: "If kichaka just came out and called everyone in the Middle East a mother fucker, don't wewe think half of America, maybe zaidi than half would go... 'link"

Now,...
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This is an explanation of the procedure for the link, detailing the teams, the topic for debate, the time-line and procedure for each round. This was last edited on 19 December 2008.

Debate premise
The premise for this debate - the swali that the opposing sides will attempt to answer - is:

Should projects involving eminent domain require citizen approval?

For the purposes of this debate, these terms are defined as:
Eminent domain: a right of a government to seize property from its citizens in order to repurpose the land for the public good. Examples of eminent domain include (but are not limited...
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wewe may be asking yourself right now, how can Evolution be a religion? au Creation a science? Such small questions, with huge answers.

First, wewe must understand me. I believe where the facts lie, that the truth is with that. Facts come first, then faith. (Yes, wewe 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 LGYCE
"Hello. Do wewe know who I am? Of course wewe don't. I'm a nobody. I'd tell wewe my name, but wewe don't care. I'm just lonely. Nobody cares about me. Nobody cares what I think. People treat me like dirt. My opinion doesn't matter. Nothing about me matters. I try to say something, but nobody listens. They don't even try. I hate my life. I've never had a friend. I never even had a chance to make a friend. You're probably feeling sorry for me right now. But if wewe knew me, wewe wouldn't care anymore. I hate wewe all. My entire life is pointless and sad. It's like I'm not even there. I never get to...
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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 au zaidi context au would like to hear zaidi in depth about my personal feelings on each case, feel free to ask.

So this is inspired kwa a hivi karibuni experience that I had with cancel culture au an attempt at it. I have always been against cancel 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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As of late, I've noticed several picks asking if it's murder if a crime is committed without mens rea. In all fairness, I'm paraphrasing, because none of these picks even mentions the words "mens rea" but the concept is the same.

For example, one pick asks if a priest should be convicted if he performed an exorcism which resulted in the link For that, I answered yes-- the priest should be convicted, au at least charged with manslaughter-- but not murder. Similarly, there are link seperate link concerning the legalities of a burglar/trespasser getting shot and killed on someone else's property....
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On and off for the past several years, I've been working on a bunch of makala 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) Debate is all about using arguments to support a position, thesis au statement.
2) Debate requires opposition: at least two sides arguing the truth au fallacy of the thesis.
3) Debate requires an audience to judge the effectiveness...
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I'd like to start kwa saying that this is just my personal opinion as to what a SJW is. I've come to notice that I have used SJW quite a bit on this spot and a few people don't know exactly what I mean kwa that. So I kind of thought it'd be useful to make this makala explaining exactly what I mean when I use the term social justice warrior.
Before anything else; I intend no offense to anyone at all with this article. I don't hate social justice (not kwa any means), I think social justice is awesome. What I don't like is what some people turned the movement into.

First and foremost when I use SJW...
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 If wewe don't like debates that go nowhere, then wewe might not be so interested in this...
If wewe don't like debates that go nowhere, then wewe might not be so interested in this...


My friend, an evolutionist, and I, a Christian, always upendo to spend a few moments debating with each other about evolution, the "Big Bang" theory, and religion (mostly God).

November 7, 2008, he and I started at it again on Msn. He actually put my skills to the test, as neither of us have had no high school au college education on religion (so far), but I have gone to Church weekly, and will hopefully continue doing so. My friend, is frankly just extremely smart (I honestly can't elaborate on that....
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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 au agents of peace. But when wewe are met with a truly deadly weapon, giving it the benefit of the doubt and letting it do its thing will get wewe and many others killed.

When it comes to...
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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 hivi karibuni days, weeks, with liberals. Every time I mention this to you, I get, "Why are wewe hanging around them?" Well, wewe 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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posted by educatedquest
While uandishi linkI became fascinated kwa school boards. I had been to school board meetings before the book was in my mind. They were meetings that were not too different from the one I described in fiction. They took place during the late 1970’s, at the height of a three-week teacher’s strike.

As a high school senior, I thought that the teachers were foolish for walking out on their students. I had the union president as a teacher; she used post-strike class time to pontificate the union position—and I resented it. I felt that I was being used to carry the union’s message to my parents....
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 An add mocking "Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week" at Georg Mason University, 2007
An add mocking "Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week" at Georg Mason University, 2007
I found myself typing a long reply to one of MajorDork74's maoni on his link. If you're too lazy to click on the link, the image is a bumper sticker which says "If it's OK to call kichaka Hitler, then I say it's OK to call Obama Muslim."

And the general response was, "Call him whatever wewe want, but this statement doesn't make sense... how is being a Muslim as bad an insult as being called Hitler? I'm sure wewe can think of worse and zaidi accurate things to call Obama."

The Major returned with, and I quote: "Obama does a lot of things that people do not know about. How do wewe know he does not...
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Okay, okay I admit so far communism doesn’t seem to have worked too well, what with Stalin with his work camps and his unrealistic 5 years plans au Mao with controversial philosophy and catastrophically cultural revolution. However firstly I’d like to argue that the models cited above don’t actually correspond to Marxism in its purest sense, at all. Mao’s theory, in fact has little au nothing to do with Marxism. Mao’s conviction is zaidi about the population’s ability as a whole to achieve anything through hard work and determination has nothing to do with the conventions of communism,...
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The origin of life: During kusoma an interesting novel about Dawkins and his theories on evolution, I discovered this particular bit. Dawkins has no solution for how life actually evolved, au arose. Dawkins says: 'It is a complete mystery' (if wewe wish to know more, read chapter 13 of The Greatest onyesha On Earth: the Evidence for Evolution)

I would like to point out that I have not really found a viable explanation for the origin of life, yet. I suppose that people assume it was the Big Bang and the consequential events following after, which caused life to erupt in the form of micro-organisms....
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