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Just kidding. Below are a few tanong 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’ you speak of?
The fine folks at Wikipedia have summarized that in far fewer words than I ever could have, so if you are unfamiliar with the WBC, I would suggest pagbaba 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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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 madami 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 sinabi parts of this are going to be taken from my comment over on my 'is math necessary' poll.

So being as mapait about math as I've grown to be, I've done quite a bit of research...
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I know that I am going to get a lot of flack for this. And let me just slap on a large PG-13 warning here for those who find this to be a touchy subject. But I feel like I needed to get this off my chest.

There are a lot of topics in this pagtatalo spot that I come up "pro-sex" on (for lack of a better term). For example, I am pro legalization of prostitution, I do not believe a consensual one night stand is morally reprehensible if both parties know the score, and I recommend that one masturbates as often as one possibly can.

Now, there are health and safety reasons why I support legalization of...
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 ok, obviously that's not gerado, but still.
ok, obviously that's not gerado, but still.
WARNING- THIS artikulo CONTAINS SOME INFO WHICH SOME MAY FIND DISTURBING OR 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 or madami context or would like to hear madami in depth about my personal feelings on each case, feel free to ask.

So this is inspired sa pamamagitan ng a kamakailan experience that I had with kanselahin culture or an attempt at it. I have always been against kanselahin 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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On and off for the past several years, I've been working on a bunch of artikulo 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) pagtatalo is all about using arguments to support a position, thesis or statement.
2) pagtatalo requires opposition: at least two sides arguing the truth or fallacy of the thesis.
3) pagtatalo requires an audience to judge the effectiveness...
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 Peggy McIntosh, may-akda of "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack"
Peggy McIntosh, author of "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack"
From Peggy McIntosh's artikulo available in full link. The rest of this artikulo will be directly quoted from that. I posted 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, or 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 artikulo details the arguments supporting the position that "mechanical pencils are better than wooden 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 artikulo was last updated on 8 April 2008.

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

Mechanical Pencil Superiority

Argument: Less time, effort and equipment to keep mechanical pencils sharpened.

Argument: Mechanical pencils come with a clip to...
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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 or agents of peace. But when you are met with a truly deadly weapon, giving it the benefit of the doubt and letting it do its thing will get you and many others killed.

When it comes to...
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posted by ClassicalNadia
Just a neat little poem I found interesting. What do you think about it?
Written by: Harvey Ehrlich

'Twas the night before pasko 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 sa pamamagitan ng the union to stifle the soul.
Four reindeer had vanished, without much propriety,
Released to the wilds sa pamamagitan ng 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 you can for whatever you can, its survival of the fittest
* You are what you can afford
* pag-ibig thy cheap goods even if you 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 you to believe. Now you’re probably thinking, why would the US government tell such a lie. Why would they get some of the tuktok rated scientists in the world to agree with them, and why are there not madami scientist speaking out about this elaborate hoax. This artikulo will explain the reason why Global Warming...
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So I recently (and perhaps mistakenly) Nawawala my temper in a thread here on Fanpop. I'd rather not link to it, as it wasn't my finest oras 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 sa pamamagitan ng saying that I like Obama-- but I know he isn't perfect. I am open to criticism, and actually complimented (in a comment 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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You may be asking yourself right now, how can Evolution be a religion? Or Creation a science? Such small questions, with huge answers.

First, you must understand me. I believe where the facts lie, that the truth is with that. Facts come first, then faith. (Yes, you 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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 Child recites from the Koran
Child recites from the Koran
First of all, let me preface this artikulo sa pamamagitan ng saying that I am far from an expert on Islam. The only thing that qualifies me to write this artikulo 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 islam and Radical islam that I felt compelled to write this article.

In this article, I will clarify that normal islam 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 paborito thing to pagtatalo about. So I wanted to type an artikulo 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 madami with censoring anatomy should children be watching (I'll address that in a minute) but censoring the finger or 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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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 kamakailan 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, or 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 you 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 taon ago, my intention was to create a pagtitip. 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 pagtatalo spot was lacking in any real "debate." There...
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posted by DarkSarcasm
 Pamela Anderson goes PETA.
Pamela Anderson goes PETA.
Originally naisumite 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 mga hayop ethically?

I sat behind an avid PETA supporter one taon 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 mga hayop and promoting veganism....
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