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it seems slow to me lately. besides, i don't come online as much as i did a few weeks ago. i haven't even posted an argument in weeks. this could be my first. :P

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she's starting kindergarten? already? but she's so small!! :O

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maybe not punching slashing or shooting, but they have the right to act aggressively when the person in question does not listen. this person could cause the death of the other hundred people traveling with him on the flight. punching does sound slightly normal when the person goes 'can't you see i'm on the phone.'

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Religion sets rules and laws that, if you break, you will be punished in the next world/ life/ existence.

that is not necessarily true. you could be punished in this life as well. or you could be punished after a few hundred lives.

Governments set rules and laws that, if you break, you will be punished for in this world/ life.

or sometimes it may let the criminal go free. in rare cases though.

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i'm not American. and there's nothing in India to celebrate on the 4th of July otherwise as well. i celebrate a few other religious festivals which are celebrated by people around me (such as Christmas and a few others).

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they have the right to forbid what they like. but they do allow airplane mode during most part of the flight. and we should be thankful for at least that. they require you to not use the cell when they're landing or taking off, because the usage does cause static disturbances with the ground control. and landing and taking off are the integral parts of flight. the rules and regulations are for your own safety. you should follow them when you're asked to do so.

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if the debates are a few years older and full of older users(who didn't come back) with huge arguments posted, i think it would be difficult to find out where your other arguments in the debate are. it would be easier then, to have a new debate of the same or similar type with new arguments with new (and operational) users.

that way the debate could go on seriously and you wouldn't have to end up looking for your disputed arguments. and you would be able to debate with the users more easily.

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if they're capable of taking up the space of two people then they must take 2 airline seats. its not fair for the passengers travelling beside them to be squished flat for 2 days straight.

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scientifically speaking i think its the brain that controls what we like and what we don't.

the brain makes the heart pump fast or slow. and usually the chest hurts when you're in deep emotional turmoil, for eg. during a breakup that the heart muscles do contract to a greater extent. but it usually is based on the brain as to what the heart should and should not do.

although, figuratively speaking, loving with all your heart and from the bottom of the heart and all that is cute. but i think one should consider and weigh the possibilities regarding the whole 'falling in love' deal.

here again, i think one should look at all the pros and cons of falling in love with a specific person. when you love a person with your brain, then you could go ahead and fall for the person with all your heart.

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it is possible for some specific students to listen to music while doing a free assignment.

but while in school when the teacher is teaching, i think it would help to concentrate only on the teachers voice instead of eminem, or avril or whoever you listen to.

also that is one reason why the teachers constantly try and ask you to stop blabbering with your friends. because you need to listen to what they have to say.

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even though he is a great player and all that, i think his biting incidents have been going too far. not many decent/normal people try to bite their opponents' arm out.

besides this, it is a sport. someone had to win. biting away another players shoulder wasn't going to get him anywhere.

and un-sportsmanly spirit was clearly on the display here.

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because they're atheists? am i missing something here?

oh actually, all atheists prefer not to believe in god.

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i do not agree with you and any of your comments. i hope you enhance your knowledge on buddhism. and hopefully see and consider things with an open mind.

i hope you feel somewhat enlightened henceforth.

Supporting Evidence: here you go. (www.aboutbuddha.org)
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Buddhists worship a fat obese man and make sacrifices towards Buddha 4-5 times a day.

the fat obese man you think is Buddha is actually a Chinese Buddhist (this i'm not sure of but as far as i think i remember) who gave poor children gifts. like Santa Claus does.

the fat man is more commonly called the laughing Buddha.

your second fun fact isn't that much funny at all.

Buddha is not a being or a form. Buddha means the Awakened one. therefore, anyone could attain that state. and people do. that certainly does NOT make them 'fat'

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although you could always lose the million dollars. and then you'd have neither the money nor the happiness.

besides, a minimum income is usually quite sufficient. the more you have the more you want.

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i'd rather have lifelong happiness than the $100million i might lose...

mitgag(1652) Clarified
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But I don’t believe mischievousness ought to be rewarded with adoration.

agreeably. but i think most kids understand what to and not to do in various circumstances. they can tell after a certain age that some things do not have preferable rewards.

A child will naturally test the limits, but a parent who is firm in the limits they set teaches a child that there are indeed limits and that the parent is to be trusted in upholding them

agreed. a certain limit is to be set. most parents usually scold the first or second time and next time onwards simply 'glare'.

this happens to work only a few times, before the child is no more scared of his mum giving him the look.

but to argue that parenting leads to misbehaved kids because it’s too extreme is an appeal to the extreme, not to the parenting itself.

well it is upto the parents to decide what sort of rules and regulations they're going to put upon their child.

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i'm not drifting away from the topic. if you see the description, its quite obvious that the child is fed up of listening to constant nagging from his or her parent.

a more common reason is that parents pamper their children initially and then wish to implement sudden manners.

mitgag(1652) Clarified
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oh i get it now. right. well not all religions consider it immoral to do it without having to reproduce. it depends on the respective person using contraceptives.

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that seems extremely shady. ._.

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or pretend the - are spaces bet the last and second last word. just add multiple spaces.

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i hope he doesn't do that. uncle joe would die of grief!

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I don’t agree with this sentiment.

but you should. would you rather a granny jump around on your bed? or plead with puppy eyes for a candy? or climb a shelf to reach for a cookie jar?

Indeed, there are many things that are not appropriate for a kid to do, it’s important that they understand this.

aggreably. a child should be told from right and wrong. but he or she shouldn't be constantly hissed at with a not there not this and other negative directions.

Lessons like this lead to law abiding behavior in adults.

either that, or they decide they want to try doing exactly what their parents told them not to do.

i'm not talking about normal parenting here. i'm talking extremes. parents who put too many restrictions on their kids usually end up having naughtiest kids of all.

Telling a kid no doesn’t lead to disobedience; there’s usually a factor between the parent saying no and the child misbehaving that causes the misbehavior.

it leads to disobedience after constantly hear what not to do by their parents.

Otherwise how would you explain children who genuinely do what they’re told and don’t misbehave?

kids who aren't constantly pushed into doing things usually don't misbehave. its that thin line between pampering and rigorous discipline.

disobedience is rooted in disrespect and lack of trust; it goes back to bad parenting.

you're right here. i agree about disrespect and lack of trust but i think, too much restriction and mannerisms also lead to the misbehavior of children.

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well this is tempting. ;)

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when my side is losing, i usually end up voting up a few arguments. but i don't drastically vote up all of them.

i also usually do it when the debate is a serious one, and i've been aggressively participating and proving my point. and the other side is obviously(according to me) the wrong side.

but the only serious debates i've been participating in are dogs v/s cats, chicken or egg, and clever beggars.

mitgag(1652) Clarified
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what the hell am i doing?

oh btw, coconut!

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well there's walnut, cashew-nut, hazelnut, candle nut, chestnut :D

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even after reading the whole description, i don't see why and how it would be immoral to use contraceptives.

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i honestly think the US should mind their own business. they helped fight bin-laden which everybody is grateful for to them, but they should just stop interfering.

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and so parenting is the primary cause.

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kids are meant to be mischievous. that's the best part about being a kid. you get to be all that and your still adored.

but misbehavior of kids is usually linked to lac of discipline(like you said) or too much of it.

most kids only hear NO this and NO that. which is why they end up doing everything they would do, initially careful to make sure their parents are not around, and later not caring.

mitgag(1652) Clarified
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btw, just space ethnicity. you won't have to go on with that spaces-fullstop. just go your-spaces-ethnicity. ;)

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i hate to admit it, but that might be true.

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and its also the parents who teach them too many manners and make their kids behave like adults.

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its kind of part of their job, to make sure no harm is done to anybody. and the only way they can assure it is by preventing anybody from walking down to find trouble.

i'm not saying you'd find trouble necessarily. but the chances are high. at 2 am in the night, not many people would be out to protect you if some random drunk guy points a knife at you and asks you to hand over your money.

so, in general, the police would obviously interfere when they see you walking down the street at 2 am. they wouldn't take you in, but they'd make sure to escort you back home and make sure to tell your parents of your nightly trips.

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most cases i've seen, are primarily due to parenting. most parents want their kids to be extremely disciplined and well mannered. and that makes them seem un-childlike(?). also, when their parents are not around they do all the things they wouldn't do around their parents.

usually some kids are just fed up with their parents and therefore wreak havoc right in front of them.

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the egg is a single cell. and single celled organisms were the first to have originated on earth.

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and i'm back to having self doubts! darn you uncle joe! x|

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that happens a lot of times with me. if i think the argument against mine is stronger, i change sides. but i usually get both arguments for and against when i read the topic. i tend to go with whichever i think has better substance.

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although i don't think its just the Christians who aggressively support their God, but i do believe that they've got more support from the major world population. we do follow the years according to Christ's birth and death. and even though there are other calenders of other religions, the dates are preferably followed according to Christ's birth.

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and it's not me.! :P

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took me a second glance, but i figured it! :D i'm awesome! xD

mitgag(1652) Clarified
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speech. *

sorry i couldn't help myself! ;)

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you, sir, are a revered and respected citizen of this site.

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i don't know about America and Americans and their English, but I've come across many Indians who don't like speaking Hindi, and look down on people who do so.

also, people in their respective regional states can't or son't want to speak their own regional language.

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or maybe you understand the amount of work you need to do for every single crumb left there.

bread labour works here.

mitgag(1652) Clarified
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i thought there was something wrong with me for a second there.!!

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just how did you come up with this!!??!!

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some students prefer listening to music as they study, but while learning, i disagree that a student can listen to music and concentrate on chemical problems. it has to be either one of them.

i agree that music could be allowed in a few classes, maybe during gym, or art, but during classes that require full attention, i think music would only be a distraction.

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except for the fact that she got too personal while debating and a few other minor faults, i think she kept the site quite upbeat with her random debates (some trolls, some witty, some extremes).

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students need to study in class. and teachers need to teach. i don't think a kid would listen to what the teacher is teaching when he is listening to heavy metal in class.

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and who's going to decide what boring classes are? most people hate science and maths and all the other important subjects.

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they also like to keep dirty so nobody would have a doubt..

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they aren't really smart, but they are as smart as they need to be in their trade. beggars around where i live place a baby on one hip and shoving the baby's face into your car's windows, beg for money.

cruel but their way of smart.

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they're loyal, quite active when you need them to be, and love you as an equal or even more.

cats love their home. they'd rather stay behind if you moved. and they do look down upon you.

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i agree i haven't really looked up what i stated here. that came from whatever stories i'd seen and heard. but i did look it up right now, and i don't know to what extent it is correct, because i admit i didn't do any heavy research on it. but anyway, even though it could be wrong,

Supporting Evidence: this is what i found (www.scientificamerican.com)
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lots of things. it could be a selfless act, a random act of kindness, anything that could help somebody or something or make them feel good. most things that seem insignificant to one could actually be extremely important to another person.

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and students are able to listen to music (unless they are deaf). they just shouldn't be allowed to.

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Music help them focusing on their works and ignoring all the noise around them like people talking,

like people talking or teachers teaching. unless teachers act out what they have to teach.

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people have become ignorant of other people's feelings. while Gandhi Ji, and other persons did get a lot done out of non violence, people today are extremely self obsessed and do not care in general about the guilt trips.

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people have become ignorant of other people's feelings. while Gandhi Ji, and other persons did get a lot done out of non violence, people today are extremely self obsessed and do not care in general about the guilt trips.

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maximum people who you meet online are not like it offline. not all, but maximum. and you may have met somebody who doesn't come under this category. but there's always more chance of things not working out later on.

most people also say a lot of things online that they wouldn't normally say as a person. and there can be one person controlling multiple accounts on some site too. and we know that

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and you can carry it off like no one else. ;)

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you need to travel for a couple of months. you have five books you wanna read while you travel.

i like seeing my suitcase or bag filled with books. besides, while traveling for a few months, most people tend to buy books on the go instead of taking them with.

i guess its far better to carry a kindle.

i could agree on this. kindle does take a lot less space than material books. but that is probably its only advantage. otherwise, books are more preferable.

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and they have a combination of smells too.. like one page might smell of chocolates while another could smell of shampoo.. i don't know where the shampoo smell comes in from, but its good to have it there anyway. ;)

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:D charged yet? ;)

Supporting Evidence: The ONE. (www.impactonnet.com)
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eat what you like, and when someone tells you not to, eat them too. ;)

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ohkay. my arguments were based on what i'd heard and read in certain places, which were obviously not proven until recently. whoops.

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i almost squinted my eyes out when it turned. damn!

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never been there, never done that. ;)

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theism is linked with god. (as far as i understand it).

religion whereas, is a system or beliefs, traditions and culture.

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let me just go get uncle joe. ;)

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and nothing gives you more joy than showing off the display on shelves full of books and in other cases games. even a folder full of games and books more than those on the shelf can't beat the pride of owning material as that..!

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aw c'mon joe. you love the job and the titles it carries. ;)

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i see your point.

but the feeling that you get after finding the book you'd been looking for for a long while can never be replaced by kindle.

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books. preferably older ones. that's one reason i like reading classics. they smell and look amazing. especially with the hard bind. ;)

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i'm not sure i could be as epic a troll as you uncle joe. ;)

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i meant my post. :P the (red?) owl (i call him that) is pretty old. ;)

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just now, i'm getting more inclined towards animated Disney movies. ;)

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agreeably. i don't think students would want to make any more homework besides their own. ;)

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its pretty old. but a favorite. ^_^

Supporting Evidence: The (red?) owl (www.flickr.com)
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maybe you could pass on the legacy. ;)

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made it to the leaderboard. except i'm only at 10th just now. :P -.-

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things have been slow lately. people need to get rid of the building frustration somewhere. ;) it'll die down soon i'm sure.

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literally for those scared of spiders.

effort would be needed for people who aren't..

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don't think so...

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all evidence points in the general direction of evolution.

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i figured. :P but its sensible. die and burn in hell mosquitoes!!

mitgag(1652) Clarified
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i tried learning Italian once, but i couldn't really keep up the practice. no one to speak it with :/

and spanish when i was a kid. DORA!

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i think they mean humans or stuff like that, but i'll go your way. ;)

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its kind of saddening when you happen to come across kids with pot bellies because of their evident increase in gadgets and decrease in outdoor games.

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i'm not a vegan myself and i don't, in general, support it. this could be because i'm more vegetarian and milk and its products are a necessity in my diet. occasional meat doesn't provide me with the basic proteins that i need.

i don't mind people being vegan. its annoying when they want everybody to follow their business.

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the spell check provided on CD is american english type. India has been following both american and british english. so whatever i type is usually correct.

i always get a red line for -se or -ce or -ze ending words. they just NEVER match.

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yeah. i figured this out a while ago, when there was another debate of a similar kind. ;)

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i haven't actually ever come across the classroom debaters. and by hoards, here, i meant new users who get tired of debating easily after a while..

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agreed. there should more stability around here.. but i don't thin that's possible either. oh!the laws of nature. ;)


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