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Imagine that 당신 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 보트 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 보트 that pushed her in there. Not you, of course. 당신 didn't push her in. But...
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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 또는 agents of peace. But when 당신 are met with a truly deadly weapon, giving it the benefit of the doubt and letting it do its thing will get 당신 and many others killed.

When it comes to...
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posted by Cinders
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Yes, I broke the original link, but that has since been link. Because no one knows how to cite and circumvent obscure made-up internet rules like I do.

And maybe this 제목 got your attention.

Hi, I'm Cinders. Maybe We Haven't Met.

First of all, allow me to introduce myself. I'm an old-hat Fanpopper who joined this site at the tender age of nineteen. I was an open-minded college student at the time, looking for a place to geek out about things I love. One thing I loved was 토론 and discourse. I loved hearing multiple sides and perspectives to arguments, because I know there's always a side I...
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I 사랑 the constitution so much that if they were selling shirts that said "I <3 The US Constitution" I would buy it in a heartbeat. I was that girl who walked around campus with a pocket-sized US Constitution in her purse, because, well, 당신 never know when you'll need to quote a two hundred 년 old document at someone, right?

But there was another document in my purse, too, a 더 많이 recent one. This one was based on the US Declaration of Independence, and influenced 의해 Thomas Jefferson's contemporaries like Thomas Paine, who themselves were influenced 의해 older documents like the English...
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posted by ThePrincesTale
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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 recent 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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On July 11th, 여우 News' Kelly File featured a focus group to talk about the Dallas Shootings, Protests, Black Lives Matter, Obama, Race and more. This was in direct response to increasing tensions between the police and specifically the Black US population. If 당신 know anything about me, 당신 probably know how important I believe it is that people keep talking in a constructive manner in order to come to real solutions. This is why I do not like hypocrisy when it comes to tolerance. I just happen to believe in beating 불, 화재 with water, not with 더 많이 불, 화재 as I believe it only fuels it and makes...
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There's been a lot of 토론 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, 또는 censored, 또는 having to cater to other people's over-sensitivity in order to avoid being accused of an "ism" of some sort 또는 another. People feel like they're being...
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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 더 많이 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 said parts of this are going to be taken from my 코멘트 over on my 'is math necessary' poll.

So being as 쓴, 쓰라린 about math as I've grown to be, I've done quite a bit of research...
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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 당신 missed my 기사 on the link, I assure 당신 it's a good, solid, and fair assessment of each candidate

In the last article, I joked about Donald Trump, and said 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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The Republicans as well as a personified hairball some cat coughed up 토론 tonight. Though there are only five of them still in the race whittled down from an impressive seventeen before the primaries, it's hard to know what they're really for and against beyond all the rhetoric.

The Democrats have a completely different pickle. Their party is divided between two candidates who can't stop agreeing on everything, and yet insist they are different from each other.

So what does this really mean? Your very own political pundit is here to break it down for 당신 in as unbiased a way as I can possibly...
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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 기사 was about, but it was also about what problems nonwhites have that whites don't face. It was also a list of grievances that need to be fixed. Those points were completely ignored.

When 당신 say that reverse racism doesn't exist, white people completely ignore the problems you're saying nonwhites face and the changes 당신 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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posted by tamore
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We conceive of racism as a set of institutional conditions of group inequality and an ideology of racial domination, in which the latter is characterized 의해 a set of beliefs holding that the subordinate racial group is biologically 또는 culturally inferior to the dominant racial group. These beliefs, in turn, are deployed to prescribe and legitimize society's discriminatory treatment of the subordinate group and to justify their lower status. link

The common definition of racism, and the one used 의해 people who believe in reverse racism, is just "the belief that one race of people is better than...
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I'd like to start 의해 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 의해 that. So I kind of thought it'd be useful to make this 기사 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 의해 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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This is an open letter addressed to any rational person who identifies as a GamerGater.

GamerGate, 당신 have a PR problem.

Like many unorganized movements that originate on the internet, 당신 are falling apart in the public eye. And as 당신 continue to blame your bad PR on the journalists you're criticizing, 당신 only further prove their point and look like angry whiners (at best!), which only makes your PR problem worse. Even if every conspiracy 당신 believe is correct, 당신 will never get people to listen to 당신 the way 당신 are going about it now.

For one thing, 당신 have a hateful reputation. Instead...
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posted by LGYCE
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"Hello. Do 당신 know who I am? Of course 당신 don't. I'm a nobody. I'd tell 당신 my name, but 당신 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 당신 knew me, 당신 wouldn't care anymore. I hate 당신 all. My entire life is pointless and sad. It's like I'm not even there. I never get to...
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posted by tamore
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#rapecultureiswhen trended on Twitter last night, seemingly sparked 의해 Zerlina Maxwell (link) after she was told she was "overhyping rape culture."

This 기사 is a collection of some of my 가장 좋아하는 tweets because I think awareness is important. Many people ignore the existence of rape culture, 또는 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."
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men are allowed to travel, go out at night, get drunk, wear whatever they want--without it being...
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posted by TDDD
I see the concept for Schrodinger's Rapist getting a lot of flack. People, when confronted with this idea, say things like "This is stupid. Not everyone is a rapist!" 또는 "This is just feminist propaganda meant to instill paranoia in women and make them afraid of men."

I personally think that everyone who wants to abide 의해 the theory has every right to do so. Let me give 당신 an example:

About two years 이전 I was seventeen and during 할로윈 break I was working in my Mum's office. But there was one 일 when my Mum couldn't drive me 집 and I had to get the bus. This was all fine - I was perfectly...
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posted by zanhar1
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Censorship is probably my 가장 좋아하는 thing to 토론 about. So I wanted to type an 기사 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 더 많이 with censoring anatomy should children be watching (I'll address that in a minute) but censoring the finger 또는 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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The origin of life: During 읽기 an interesting novel about Dawkins and his theories on evolution, I discovered this particular bit. Dawkins has no solution for how life actually evolved, 또는 arose. Dawkins says: 'It is a complete mystery' (if 당신 wish to know more, read chapter 13 of The Greatest Show 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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My Son attends a public school of approx. 60 highschool students, he will be 17 in August, He is a mature responsable young man, he has good grades and an after school job. the administrator is dead set against allowing any student to leave at the non class period lunch hr. even with a note from parent. Does the adm. have 더 많이 authority than parents. The lunch hr. is not considered a class period. Most students want to walk to the store thats on the same side of the 거리 as the school and about 2 blcks away. The school lunch is not muc to be desired.