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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 thêm 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 đã đưa ý kiến parts of this are going to be taken from my bình luận over on my 'is math necessary' poll.

So being as đắng, cay đắng about math as I've grown to be, I've done quite a bit of research...
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Should projects involving eminent domain require citizen approval?

No, projects involving eminent domain should NOT require citizen approval.

I think that when bạn let people have input in cases where eminent domain is being used, bạn undermine the use of eminent domain.
Eminent domain should only be used when it benefits the public good. Undermining that rule would damage the public good. Like stated before, people hardly think about the public good when it is about their own stuff.

People are often emotional in these cases: they want to keep their property even though they get a just compensation....
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 Child recites from the Koran
Child recites from the Koran
First of all, let me preface this bài viết bởi saying that I am far from an expert on Islam. The only thing that qualifies me to write this bài viết 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 đạo hồi and Radical đạo hồi that I felt compelled to write this article.

In this article, I will clarify that normal đạo hồi is as peaceful as any other mainstream religion, like Judaism and Christianity. However, that does not mean that radical...
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There has been a lot of discussion around the topic of abortion lately, partly influenced bởi gần đây political gaffes bởi republican senators concerning the concept of abortion in cases of rape.

Let me just say that I am pro-choice. I am not pro-choice because I hate em bé hoặc children, hoặc because I believe a fetus isn't a living thing. Maybe that makes me worse, because I tình yêu children. I tình yêu children so much, I invested in them bởi choosing a career in nurturing them and their minds and helping them grow. I recognize that even if we quibble about the specific definition of where life begins,...
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posted by greekthegeek
đạo hồi Rejects Terrorism

"Do not destroy one another" (4:29)

"Do not take any human being's life- the life which God had declared saved" (6:151)

"If anyone killed a human being it shall be as though he had killed all mankind;whereas if anyone saved a life it shall be as though he had saved the lives of all mankind" (5:32)

"Do not act wickedly on earth bởi spreading coruption" (2:60)

đạo hồi Teaches Tolerace

"Those who follow the Jewish faith, and the Christians, all who believe in God and the Last ngày and do righteous deeds- shall have their rewards with their sustainer; and no fear need they have...
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posted by MajorDork74
 Do bạn have the patience?
Do you have the patience?
In the Old Testament God begins with a single couple, Adam and Eve. He puts them in a perfect world with certain rules to obey. They flunk! The first eleven chapters of Genesis mostly record one failure after another. God punishes Adam and Eve, destroys the world with a massive flood, and smashes a misguided rebellion at the tower of Babel.
God reaches down and selects a man named Abraham, to whom He gives some extraordinary promises. He promises that Abraham's descendants will some ngày become as numerous as sand on a beach, and that they will grow to become a mighty nation with their own land....
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 ok, obviously that's not gerado, but still.
ok, obviously that's not gerado, but still.
WARNING- THIS bài viết CONTAINS SOME INFO WHICH SOME MAY FIND DISTURBING hoặc 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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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 hoặc thêm context hoặc would like to hear thêm in depth about my personal feelings on each case, feel free to ask.

So this is inspired bởi a gần đây experience that I had with hủy bỏ culture hoặc an attempt at it. I have always been against hủy bỏ 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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 Peggy McIntosh, tác giả of "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack"
Peggy McIntosh, author of "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack"
From Peggy McIntosh's bài viết available in full link. The rest of this bài viết will be directly quoted from that. I đã đăng 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, hoặc 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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This is an excerpt from a not-so-short story I wrote a while back (Kegel, bạn ought to recognize it pretty fast). The character of Simon is heavily based on a man I met randomly at my college one year, and the các lượt xem expressed echo some of his thoughts almost exactly. The story about the girls and the bar and getting kicked out is a true story he told me. Anyways, I just thought I'd share that opinion here, for the sake of perspective.

From Salam (Rated PG-13-- you've been warned)

Simon held his breath before letting out a long sigh. “Before I went overseas, I can’t say I was much unlike our...
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bạn may be asking yourself right now, how can Evolution be a religion? hoặc Creation a science? Such small questions, with huge answers.

First, bạn must understand me. I believe where the facts lie, that the truth is with that. Facts come first, then faith. (Yes, bạn 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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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 bạn missed my bài viết on the link, I assure bạn it's a good, solid, and fair assessment of each candidate

In the last article, I joked about Donald Trump, and đã đưa ý kiến 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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 courtesy of www.dividedwefail.com, though it says a lot about compromise, if bạn 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 năm ago, my intention was to create a diễn đàn 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 thảo luận spot was lacking in any real "debate." There...
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This bài viết 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 bài viết 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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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, bởi any means, but bạn 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 bởi Nigel Parry
Photograph bởi Nigel Parry
In the immortal words of Aron Kader: "If bụi cây, cây bụi, tổng thống bush just came out and called everyone in the Middle East a mother fucker, don't bạn think half of America, maybe thêm than half would go... 'link"

Now,...
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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, hoặc 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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 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 các bình luận 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 bụi cây, cây bụi, tổng thống bush Hitler, then I say it's OK to call Obama Muslim."

And the general response was, "Call him whatever bạn want, but this statement doesn't make sense... how is being a Muslim as bad an insult as being called Hitler? I'm sure bạn can think of worse and thêm 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 bạn know he does not...
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On and off for the past several years, I've been working on a bunch of các bài viết 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) thảo luận is all about using arguments to support a position, thesis hoặc statement.
2) thảo luận requires opposition: at least two sides arguing the truth hoặc fallacy of the thesis.
3) thảo luận requires an audience to judge the effectiveness...
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 "Purple Politics" bởi Dan May
"Purple Politics" by Dan May
All right, so bạn probably saw this in your update and thought, "Oh, interesting," and then saw it was written bởi Cinders, and now bạn expect something sarcastic. But no, I am being very serious. Even as a self-described liberal, I do tình yêu conservatives, I want conservatives in this spot to SPEAK UP and I am going to tell bạn why.

I have very strong opinions, as I am sure many of bạn are familiar. Some of bạn agree with the things I say, some of bạn don't. And I welcome both reactions to the things I have to say, especially if bạn disagree. As I call myself a liberal, those who tend to disagree...
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Imagine that bạn 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 thuyền 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 thuyền that pushed her in there. Not you, of course. bạn didn't push her in. But...
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