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Old 10-04-2002, 06:07 PM   #21
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I would say the Blind person is not the person who supports the president, nor would I say the blind person is the person opposed to the president. The BLIND person is the person who could care less about the decisions.
I guess I should have clarified. I wasn't saying intelligent people don't support the president. But as long as you can back up your beliefs, you are not a blind follower. I was referring to those who support the president just because he is the president. He can be wrong too. Whether you believe he is right or wrong, there should be some evidence to back that up.
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Old 10-04-2002, 06:11 PM   #22
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Jesus H Spaghettios! I can't believe how unAmerican all you people are! What in the hell? How can you say that failing to support our great president, the one we all elected, is patriotic! You're all a bunch of Saddam loving terrorist sympathizers!

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Whether you believe he is right or wrong, there should be some evidence to back that up.
I have been trying to teach this to fourth graders all week!!!!!Opinions are great, but you need facts to prove your point.

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I have been trying to teach this to fourth graders all week!!!!!Opinions are great, but you need facts to prove your point.

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Agreed. The thing about that is, you can't always prove your point when you have a plan for something in the future. I disagree with the president's plan because I believe that it won't work, based on what I see as the problem. You agree with the president because you think it will fix what you see as the problem. It gets very hard to actually define what the problem is, especially because we're trying to generalize terror as the result of a single problem. There are many terror groups with many agendas. (Some of the terror groups tied to Islam hate each other almost as much as they hate their targets.) If we start to think there is just one problem that can be solved quickly, then I really feel that we are wrong.
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I have been trying to teach this to fourth graders all week!!!!!Opinions are great, but you need facts to prove your point.

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which 4th graders???
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which 4th graders???
Haha!!! Well, I am trying to teach them that I can't mark their answers wrong if they are using facts to back up their opinions.

Which 4th graders....HAHA

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The rise of Anti-americanism

Imho Anti-americanism is on the rise because of several things

- We miss "our" enemy the russians, without a common villain the western countries don't need the "big brother" anymore.

- Without "big evil" on the other side America can be more agressive in their politics than they used to be

so to compact it even more - egoism on both sides on the rise because we don't need each other as much anymore than we used to.

It would be great if our politicians would learn from history and try to treat other countries with more respect and understanding.

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- We miss "our" enemy the russians, without a common villain the western countries don't need the "big brother" anymore.


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I can almost agree with this. It seems that the world operated on this level for so long, it does not know what to do with itself. If I may make an analogy:

Saddam was left in power after the last war to keep a balance of power in the Middle East with ie Iran. Without the Soviet Union, the balance of power is off.

Hmmmm....I need to think about htis some more.


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