Slavery

ollie342
Shtookah

Enough said, slavery was a bad thing....

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Updated 8 Years Ago

Columbus Day Should Not be Celebrated.

Shtookah

I wish to debate whether or not Columbus Day should be celebrated. It is in my opinion that Columbus's legacy is grossly misrepresented and that his "accomplishments" was nothing more but a failed journey riddled with genocide and imperialism. Thus, Columbus shouldn't be honored with a national holiday. Before going into detail, I await an opponent to accept my debate and agree to only ONE term.... 1. If you accept this debate, as con you must make the argument why Columbus Day SHOULD/REMA...

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46 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

Censorship

Shtookah

"Censorship: Is suppression of speech or other communication which may be considered objectionable, harmful, sensitive, or inconvenient to the general body of people as determined by a government, media outlet, or other controlling body." (Wiki definition) "If we don't believe in freedom of expression for people we despise, we don't believe in it at all."- Noam Chomsky "Nature knows no indecencies; man invents them."- Mark Twain "Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in it...

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6 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

The deregulated "free" market is unsustainable

Shtookah

Free Market - Business governed by the laws of supply and demand, not restrained by government interference, regulation or subsidy. Externality - Activities and conditions whose benefits (called external economies) and costs (called external dis-economies) are not reflected in the market price of goods and services. The primary feature of an externality is that one entity's action directly or indirectly changes the options available to other entities. Regulation - Principle or rule (with o...

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28 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

Michael Savage is the biggest dewshbag on the right end of the spectrum

Shtookah

Hate speech- Bigoted speech attacking or disparaging a social or ethnic group or a member of such a group. Michael Savage is a fascist who spreads hate speech with a passion and is worth the title of "Biggest dewshbag on the right end of the spectrum". Here are some of his, interesting beliefs... 1. Believes that Islam and Alqaeda are one in the same. http://mediamatters.org/mmtv/201008090046 2.God is a conservative because liberals apparently have no morals.. http://mediamatters.o...

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20 Comments
Updated 8 Years Ago

Bush was the worst modern U.S. president.

Shtookah

Im lazy so here we go. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/12/01/AR2006120101509.html http://hnn.us/articles/48916.html http://www.commondreams.org/views05/0708-27.htm http://wsws.org/articles/2010/apr2010/goss-a17.shtml http://wsws.org/articles/2010/jan2010/pers-j18.shtml http://wsws.org/articles/2006/jun2006/bush-j14.shtml http://wsws.org/articles/2008/nov2008/bush-n15.shtml http://wsws.org/articles/2008/jun2008/busg-j12.shtml http://wsws.org/articles/2007/oct200...

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15 Comments
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It is unlikely that God exists

jc496

Ordered Complexity Seeing that you have already bested someone already on the matter of the existence of God, I would like to take up the argument that it is likely that God exists. First of all, I would like to say that I agree that a TV requires an explanation, in terms of "ordered complexity". We see that the parts of a television are ordered in order to carry out a certain function. The explanation is that someone, or some company built that machine, for a certain function, which is to en...

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81 Comments
Updated 9 Years Ago

Christianity is a force for good in the world.

Freeman

On balance, Christianity has done far more harm than good in the modern world. Its human rights record is disgraceful and the negative impacts of its dogmas have reverberated throughout history and even into the present day. As though this wasn't bad enough it also impoverishes the human condition by distracting people from their real happiness with illusory preachments of an afterlife. And despite the good intentions of many decent people it is still one of the prime sources of a considerable a...

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70 Comments
Updated 9 Years Ago

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