ON DEBATE ITSELF
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Sep 23, 2018 - 11:10am
ON DEBATE ITSELF

  I believe that the alternative to violence is Debate, which is the presentation and comparison of opposing viewpoints. The presentation of one's viewpoint is an argument. A debate is made of two (perhaps more) arguments.   I believe that written Debate is the highest form of Debate since, unlike spoken Debate, it allows for time to consider and to edit one's argument for best effect. It also allows for a referee to prohibit entries that violate debate rules.  It precludes interruption, shouting, and intimidating body language.   Writer Beat is exactly the kind of forum for the waging of rhetorical war on bad ideas and for the presentation of good ideas through the medium of debate. The world needs more of such forums.   There are a number of problems with Debate introduced by those who I refer to as "Debate chea…

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What You Don't Know

I watch and listen with bemusement over this stupid debate that Trump is so "immoral" compare to other politicians.  Well you need to take off your silly Vagina hats and stop going to your stupid "women's marches" and instead head to the local library to check out some books on the real America…

Sep 23, 2018 - 1:28pm
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  • - Sep 24, 2018 - 11:37am
  • - by Bill H.
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Thinking freely

I would suggest that to be a true free-thinker you have to be both atheist and anarchist, otherwise your thoughts are directed by others who claim to have the right to tell you what, and how, to think.Most of the world’s problems come from religion and politics and their use to stifle or…

Sep 23, 2018 - 1:41pm
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As Clear as an Azure Sky

Note: It seems I’ve slid into a few personal experience stories…  I'll be back to normal soon...   Has anybody out there ever taken a polygraph test?  I mean a real lie detector test for a criminal investigation?  I have.  Before all the statements of "Aaahhh, th…

Sep 23, 2018 - 7:54am
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World Government - We Need It Now!!

There are so many issues that cannot be adequately dealt with by nations. These issues cross national boundaries and this is exploited by unscrupulous people. The issues that I believe a World Government could deal with would include:   Pollution Global warming Environmental destruction Species…

Sep 23, 2018 - 9:19am
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Atrocious Administration

Motivation in humans is sometimes difficult to explain. What drives people to do things differs from person to person. We all have different goals in life. Finding a partner, or even finding people with which to work with can often be based largely on one’s motivation and its similarity with t…

Sep 22, 2018 - 8:21pm
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Conservatives and liberals approach almost every i…

Conservatives and liberals approach almost every issue with completely different philosophies, underlying assumptions, and methods. That's why it's so hard to find genuine compromise between conservatism and liberalism, because not only are liberals almost always wrong, their solutions almost always…

Sep 22, 2018 - 6:14pm
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  • - Sep 24, 2018 - 12:04am
  • - by Bill H.
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America has always been WAY to the Right

Scalise penned a powerful essay this week calling on leaders in Washington to tone down their rhetoric and condemn political violence in all its forms.   “No Americans should feel intimidated or at risk of violence for speaking their mind, or even doing something as simple as sharing thei…

Sep 23, 2018 - 11:57am
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The root of Genocide in  the Modern era

Koshersalaami opines that "Racism is the root cause of genocide." (fr )   He couldn't be more wrong. For instance, in the Septuagint, (LXX), IV Maccabees 2:19 it is written "For why else, does our most wise father Jacob shame Simeon and Levi for having irrationally slain the whole race of the …

Sep 23, 2018 - 3:57pm
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THE LAST ONE

THE REAL INTENT SUNG TO QUE SERA SERA BY DORIS DAY     When there were just thirteen of us We asked our founders what will we be. They answered plainly. Lies won’t discuss Here’s what they hid from us.     Push the natives out at once They don’t belong here. It&…

Sep 23, 2018 - 10:04pm
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They are a party of lunatics

The whole Kavanaugh confirmation process is the epitome of the division between left and right.   This is a case of selfish FEELING versus objective THINKING. There are studies that show exactly this and can be found by "Myers Briggs political affiliation" searches.   Of course t…

Sep 24, 2018 - 6:15am
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  • - Sep 24, 2018 - 11:41am
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Language As A Marker of Political Division

The Balkan knows many languages: Croatian, Serbian, Bosnian, Albanian…Some, not all, but some are actually pseudo-languages. Serbo-Croatian does well enough to describe the lingo that is mutually understood by its speakers. The division comes with the ethnic divide and more so with the politi…

Sep 21, 2018 - 3:07pm
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The Kavanaugh conspiracy

There are similarities in the Clarence Thomas confirmation hearings and the Brett Kavanaugh hearings, and I think they should be lightly explored.   Yes, I know that I will be using some comparisons, and this is the reason that I am writing this.   First off, Thomas was nominated by George…

Sep 21, 2018 - 12:13pm
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What does the Bible say about abortion?

When Chelsea Clinton made the statement, she thinks it’s “unchristian” to outlaw abortion, is either very naive or she is being deceived by Satan. The Bible never specifically addresses the issue of abortion. However, there are numerous teachings in Scripture that make it ab…

Sep 20, 2018 - 9:35pm
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A social conservative person is filth

The Republican party is an instrument for keeping corruption legal, the people who vote for Republicans are social conservatives who, universally, have the primary interest of causing as much harm as possible that they can get away with, the kicker being they don't know that's what they're doing, it…

Sep 23, 2018 - 5:45am
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DIGITAL TAVERN: WHEN THE MUSIC'S (NOT) OVER

  Rote Fabrik Zurich   I can't remember what my first concert was - I was never much of a concert goer. I didn't want to spend money on songs I already owned on LP or Cassette and hear the stuff 1:1. I think the most well-known band I ever saw in my life was Blue Öyster Cult in 1977,…

Sep 22, 2018 - 7:02am
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Kavanaugh is a political operative masquerading as…

In this ongoing Kavanaugh confirmation saga, we see alarming things going on. It's not the media as portrayed here; it's the underlying stories that confound thinking Americans. Kavanaugh is a political operative masquerading as a judge. His positions reflect White House service under Bush2/Cheney a…

Sep 22, 2018 - 12:45am
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The lack of economic and financial knowledge

How is the stock market or the unemployment rate even important, most of the gains were made during the Obama years. To believe any differently shows a lack of economic and financial knowledge.   Trump's last years annual growth was 2.3%, Obama's growth was between 2 and 2.9% for 5 years with t…

Sep 23, 2018 - 9:50pm
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Women's Standing up Against DICKTATION or Laying D…

It was not that Anita Hill was treated unfairly, it was that, as Michael Manley of Jamaica was ahead of his time, she was ahead of her time in pointing out abuses that women endured. Many women worked as secretaries with jobs that entailed taking DICTATION but was forced to take DICKTATION, even doi…

Sep 24, 2018 - 1:39am
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Go back to your cushy federal judgeship and this w…

Why didn't it come out earlier? Probably because it's NOT some big made up conspiracy. Real life is random. Messy, even. And sometimes, most of the time, in fact, things DON'T all work out like a Hollywood movie script, everything handed to you on a silver platter, wrapped in a bow.   Victims d…

Sep 24, 2018 - 10:11am
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  • - Sep 24, 2018 - 11:25am
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New York, New York

The June, 2018 issue of Mindful magazine was dedicated to optimism.  One of the articles relates the story of a woman whose cleaning service worker cut his finger on a broken coaster.  Her husband suggested she give the man some money, but said husband protested when the writer went furthe…

Sep 22, 2018 - 10:45pm
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Making America Great and the World Safer

I have long listened to the disparaging of the academic capacity of a certain group of American children and even learned how at one time the pervasive racism led to the death, for want of a transfusion, of the Black scientist responsible for the invention behind of the life-saving b…

Sep 21, 2018 - 1:23am
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AMERICA SCAMMED AGAIN!

As Tubularsock has mentioned before, Donald Trump is the symptom as well as the result of an America that has fallen off the tracks.   Any country that spends its time at war and not at peace is a sick country.   Americans have been willingly led down the primrose path by leaders that re…

Sep 19, 2018 - 7:21pm
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