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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 più 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 detto parts of this are going to be taken from my commento over on my 'is math necessary' poll.

So being as amaro about math as I've grown to be, I've done quite a bit of research...
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 Peggy McIntosh, autore of "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack"
Peggy McIntosh, author of "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack"
From Peggy McIntosh's articolo available in full link. The rest of this articolo will be directly quoted from that. I postato 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, o 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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 courtesy of www.dividedwefail.com, though it says a lot about compromise, if te 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 anno ago, my intention was to create a forum 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 dibattito spot was lacking in any real "debate." There...
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posted by MajorDork74
 How does God speak to you?
How does God speak to you?
Behind the minuto 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.
 Langston Hughes, February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967
Langston Hughes, February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967
Let America Be America Again da Langston Hughes

Let America be America again.
Let it be the dream it used to be.
Let it be the pioneer on the plain
Seeking a home where he himself is free.

(America never was America to me.)

Let America be the dream the dreamers dreamed--
Let it be that great strong land of love
Where never kings connive nor tyrants scheme
That any man be crushed da one above.

(It never was America to me.)

O, let my land be a land where Liberty
Is crowned with no false patriotic wreath,
But opportunity is real, and life is free,
Equality is in the air we breathe.

(There's never been equality...
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On and off for the past several years, I've been working on a bunch of articoli 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) dibattito is all about using arguments to support a position, thesis o statement.
2) dibattito requires opposition: at least two sides arguing the truth o fallacy of the thesis.
3) dibattito requires an audience to judge the effectiveness...
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This articolo is, perhaps, mislabled, as there are several ironies concerning the American political party system. But I want to focus on a major one, an amusing one, really, and that is the difference between a party's economic politics and its social politics.

When asked what the main difference between the Democratic Party and the Republican Party is, the answer that comes is simple enough. The democrats believe in big government, and the republicans believe in small governent. That is to say, democrats would want the government taking care of te at all times whereas the republicans would...
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Imagine that te 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 barca 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 barca that pushed her in there. Not you, of course. te didn't push her in. But...
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Today (February 5,2008) I got into an arguement with one of my teachers. She saw that I was Leggere "An Inconvienent Truth" da Al Gore. She scoffed. And like always between her and me, we got into an arguement. My teacher claimed that Global Warming hasn't been scientifically proven. She detto that whether she believes in Global Warming o not, she would never believe the words of Al Gore. At that moment I wanted to say "F**k you!" but like I'm supposed to, I went off to my locker since the campana, bell rang.
In our society today, there's always people who decide not to believe though the evidence...
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posted by MajorDork74
You do not have to read too far into the Bible to see it is unlike any other book out there. It is not a tightly-woven story like a novel, o a systematic lista like a textbook. It includes a diverse batch of styles: poetry, history, sermons, dramatic stories, and letters.
Some people dip right into specific libri like Leviticus o 1 Chronicles and soon give up in confusion. They do not understand why such material is important to them. To appreciate what God is saying to us, it's important to know the whole sweep of the Bible.
In the 1st place, the Bible is not one book -- it's an entire library,...
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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 te let people have input in cases where eminent domain is being used, te 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 articolo da saying that I am far from an expert on Islam. The only thing that qualifies me to write this articolo 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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There has been a lot of discussion around the topic of abortion lately, partly influenced da recente political gaffes da 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 bambini o children, o because I believe a fetus isn't a living thing. Maybe that makes me worse, because I Amore children. I Amore children so much, I invested in them da 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
Islam 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 da spreading coruption" (2:60)

Islam Teaches Tolerace

"Those who follow the Jewish faith, and the Christians, all who believe in God and the Last giorno 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 te 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 giorno 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 articolo CONTAINS SOME INFO WHICH SOME MAY FIND DISTURBING o 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 o più context o would like to hear più in depth about my personal feelings on each case, feel free to ask.

So this is inspired da a recente experience that I had with cancella culture o an attempt at it. I have always been against cancella 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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This is an excerpt from a not-so-short story I wrote a while back (Kegel, te 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 visualizzazioni 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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te may be asking yourself right now, how can Evolution be a religion? o Creation a science? Such small questions, with huge answers.

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

In the last article, I joked about Donald Trump, and detto 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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