Just post something controversial (a question is ideal), and have your fellow pandas either say what they think about it, or what is correct!

#1

How are some people such complete idiots? I see people talk about being antivaxxers or saying the earth is flat, and I cannot comprehend how a person can be so stupid..

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Nikki Sevven
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2 weeks ago

You can't comprehend it because you're educated, so you can't comprehend being uneducated.

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#2

Why isn't there a test to pass before you can have kids?

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Bellatrix Lestrange
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2 weeks ago

Because who would make the tests and how can you trust them to make them fair?

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#3

Why the hell isn't the Patriot Act being used against the people involved in the January 6th capital attack? I keep seeing folks getting turned in by others, not found by the FBI. Even the person leaving bombs is on video using a phone, how can they not find this person? Isn't this exactly what the Patriot Act was for?

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Carol Emory
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2 weeks ago

That's a good question. I would think these people would qualify as terrorists.

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#4

Why is there enough money for war but not enough to give people free health care. Why haven't we, the rich western world, given covid vaccines to the poor countries around us. Have we become so immune to others suffering?

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Tiny Dynamine
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Politics and hidden agendas, basically. Rich, powerful people get what they want through bribery and they force propaganda onto people, which usually sticks for those who don't have a good background (it feels better to blame things on other people and you'll end up hatin ghtme because you've been told to). Those who control such things always want more because they are mentally ill and there is profit in war, but not in looking after people. The rest of us look on and feel despair at this situation, but it's hard for us to make a difference.

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#5

Why do we allow religious schools? Why not keep religion at home and let kids learn about reality in an honest way without also indoctrinate them outside of home?

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Susie Elle
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2 weeks ago

I thoroughly agree with this. Just as we should keep state and religion separated (we have a conservative Christian polical party here that only let women put themselves up for election like five years ago).

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#6

Why do people have to be racist and sexist and homophobic? Why can't everyone accept eachother?

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Rockstar
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2 weeks ago

That is a fantastic question. The answer is that people are assholes who can't seem to grasp acceptance.

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#7

How does anyone over the age of 14 take seriously a person whose job title is "Influencer"?

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Caro Caro
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2 weeks ago

Because they are so young and easily influenced.

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#8

I like pineapple on pizza but do you?

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Carol Emory
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2 weeks ago

Love pineapple on pizza. Love grilled Pineapple too!!!

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#9

Why do people with billions of dollars (a) resist paying taxes (b) hold on to their billions when they could do so much good in the world by giving most of it away and still have more than enough left for a comfortable life?

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Bunzilla
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2 weeks ago

I would say; sheer greed, superiority and the desire for power / control. The problem is that many of these people get so disconnected from reality that they have no idea how badly they're hurting others. Or they just don't care. Or worst- they enjoy it. Other people are no longer human beings with thoughts and feelings, they're just things to use and abuse. They love feeling like they're above the rest of us, and delight in keeping others under their thumb. No amount of money will ever be enough for these people. They simply hoard wealth, do everything possible to get more, and do everything in their power to avoid paying out their fair share for living in the society they're exploiting. I agree, it's unthinkable and it's taken me years to unwrap the mindset. It's scary.

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#10

Why do some LGBTQ+ people openly despise CIS/CISgendered people?

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Terilee Bruyere
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2 weeks ago

Hate usually doesn't have a logical reason. It could be that they were themselves despised for being LGBTQ. It could be that they were influenced by others of the LGBTQ community who were hated on. People can be sheep and too few think for themselves. It doesn't make it right but that's life.

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#11

Why isn't bodily autonomy used to defend abortion. If a corpse has to have consent given to use it's organs to save lives why am I not granted the same level of autonomy?

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Samantha Lomb
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2 weeks ago

It is. It underpins the Satanic Temple's current suit against Texas

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#12

How is it the 21st century and we still don't have sex ed classes in public schools? Yes, I get the private and Catholic schools, but public, basic school should have a sex ed class, I would think.

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Samantha Lomb
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Because in the US curriculum decisions are not made at a federal level but at the state and local level and religious people on school boards and religious advocacy parent groups prevent sex ed

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#13

Why do people think that fighting racism with racism and sexism with sexism is going to fix it?

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BetweenTheCracks
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2 weeks ago

THANK YOU. I understand the impulse too, but that doesn't make it okay. If you want to move forward with the (race) issue, quit gratuitously knocking anyone with non-brown skin. It does not make you edgy or woke, it makes you racist. Acknowledge that and evolve how you deal with this complex issue. Unless you WANT to lose people who originally would have stood with you!

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#14

If you are a trans woman, how did you know that you were really a woman if you don't know what being a biological woman feels like? I'm just curious as there are lots of things about being a biological woman like periods and insane hormones that (in part) define me and the rhythms of my life that trans women as far as I know never get to experience.

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Sky Render
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2 weeks ago

It's not really something that's conscious or anything. It's something that's been there since birth. The physical reality of being female is not the same as the mental or emotional reality of being female; the former is obviously not something that people like myself can experience at a true 1:1 level. The latter two, however, are just biochemistry when you get right down to it. And we just happen to have a brain biochemistry that more closely matches females than males. Direct result: we relate to females far more easily than males in spite of our physical form.

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#15

Is it possible that LGTBQ people might be wrong about what they identify as? Don't get me wrong, I still respect their choices, but, you know, I was just wondering.

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Terilee Bruyere
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2 weeks ago

Of course. The same way a person can identify as straight only to realize at a later date that they are indeed bi or gay or other.

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#16

If a deaf/mute kid swears, does his mother wash his hands out with soap?

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Vanta Black
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2 weeks ago

Yes. For 20 seconds. And he has to wear a mask like a good boy.

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#17

Why are some people so greedy and selfish that they value money more than their fellow man?

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Terilee Bruyere
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Peer pressure to have the next best thing and being raised like that. Sometimes it takes the rug being pulled out from under you to wake up. I remember living in an 8 bedroom home with a three car garage. Everyone had their own snowmobile, we had a slide going on the second story wrap around porch. We were loaded. Fast forward 15 years and a huge change later and we are rolling quarters for a loaf of bread. Talk about a wakeup call. I value money for the fact that it puts food in my kids' bellies and a roof over their head but I don't value it so much that I won't pay the extra needed amount for a customer in front of me. I don't feel that I would have this mentality if that rug wasn't pulled out from under me.

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#18

Am am fully vaccinated and over 65. If an unvaccinated person contracts COVID, causes me to suffer a breakthrough infection, and I die, is that involuntary manslaughter?

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Sportsgal
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2 weeks ago

Should be! Great point! They caused someone's death!

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#19

Ok lets go. Is cereal a soup? Is a hotdog a sandwich? Does a straw have one hole or two? Does pizza have to have toppings (including cheese) to be considered pizza?

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Dee on bikes
Community Member
2 weeks ago

A straw has one hole, they're just like really tall bagel.

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#20

how long we are going to continue tolerating that our goverments take our hard earnings in orther to make them richer and richer meanwhile we get poor? do we really need them?

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WilvanderHeijden
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2 weeks ago

In most countries you play an active part in deciding who governs your country. If you think that your government doesn't do a good job, you might consider voting for a party that won't let you down so much.

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#21

Why do people assume that you have to care for/about your family? Even if they're not jerks towards you specifically, you can still be conscious that they aren't nice people and that they hurt others, so you just want to stay away from them.

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Terilee Bruyere
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2 weeks ago

It was drilled into their heads. Respect your elders and blood is thicker than water is something most people hear growing up.

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#22

What is a valid reason as to why people want to have biological kids?

Like why would people want to bring another human being into a crappy world knowing you’ll have to work your ass off to provide for and raise (or hire a nanny to do it for you). Why would anyone want to voluntarily put themselves in a situation of sleepless nights and constant worry? Genuinely asking as no one I have asked before has been able to give me an valid answer. (I’ve meet so many parents that wished they’ve never had kids, but they do love their kids to death and wouldn’t have it any other way, but if they could choose again, they would not have them. Or others that say “it’s totally worth it!” And are completely broke, tired and stressed. But why is it worth it? Others straight up tell me “don’t have kids.” They’re a lot of work.)

Thanks!!!

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Call Me Mars
Community Member
2 weeks ago

I am adopted and will never understand the need and desire that a woman wants to have with her own bio kid. Adoption is great! I don't understand why people only want bio kids. (I am not trying to put anyone down, I am just speaking from my experience as an adopted person myself.)

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#23

Why do the left, and right argue? We're both getting f****d, I believe the system is inherently wrong if we are all are out here believing there are only 2 sides. I think it is a means to keep us arguing with eachother, so we don't stand up do something about it.
Now mind you I understand when people argue just to argue the point their side is trying to make, or this undying loyalty to a civil servant. That is worth taking notice of. Though in the end I believe most of us can find more than a few reasons to dislike our own side of the aisle. We all just have the shitty decision of which side is the lesser of 2 evils so our "freedom to choose" is not wasted. I just wanna know when the general population is going to come to this understanding so we can put the blame where it belongs.

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Troux
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2 weeks ago

Because side A has been watching and reading and hearing stories about how side B is ruining everything. It's clear that side B must be either corrected or defeated. They are the enemy. Once they're gone, everything will function properly. Never give up the fight, side A! We're so close, if not for that damn side B (who by the way is responsible for all the bad things that happen to you).

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#24

What would any woman think if they were part of of a conversation with you and one of your buddies, and you mentioned to him that your wife does dishes, makes dinner, mows the lawn, takes out trash, washes cars, etc...and your buddy said "I see you've got her trained."...? Why is that acceptable for one woman to say to another woman about her husband? I'm not her trained monkey, a-hole.

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Small Galaxy
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2 weeks ago

I think because statistically woman are still doing a disproportionately large amount of the domestic tasks, even when both are working full time. Women who find themselves stuck with a manchild are angry about it. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/12/us/the-household-work-men-and-women-do-and-why.html

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#25

How many sketchy laws exist solely to protect the people who put them into place, and how badly punished would they be if those laws were not in place? Statutory rape laws in particular come to mind, and how so many of them seem to conveniently set their cut-off time to not long before the politicians who push so hard for them took office...

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Catlady6000
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2 weeks ago

I especially wonder about the statutory rape laws. I've heard of more than one instance where the under-age individual's parent pressing charges just after the "rapist's" 18th birthday. One married couple in my neighborhood have been living for years with the husband on the sex offender registry because of the Statutory rape of his current wife. They married as soon as she was legally able to without her parent's consent.

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#26

Why do people still believe in God/religion?

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H Smith
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2 weeks ago

Various reasons, some because it offers hope in time of need, others because they grew up in a faith. And some people believe because they have found that religion and actually believe it is true.

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#27

If people mellow with age, why did I go from being gregarious and fun in my twenties, to being unsocial and despising most of humanity?

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Jake
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2 weeks ago

Most people do not mellow with age. People mellow in terms of admitting their faults, admitting their less-than-amazing impact upon the world, but those are internal thoughts. Externally, older folks, I'm afraid, can readily become like you feel you are. Older folks are less tolerant, less interested in youthful endeavors. And then, for men, we have much less testosterone in our bodies, which slows us down and makes us look more "mellow".

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#28

Why do schools teach pretty much useless information you will never use for the remainder for your life? Why don’t they teach you real-world stuff, like how to get a job, how to not go bankrupt, how to be successful in your life?

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Don't Look
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2 weeks ago

The curriculum is decided by the wrong powers.

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#29

I have two, neither are as serious as this post is but I'm in a good mood.

First, fruitcake. Yay or nay?

Toilet paper with the end in front or behind? Cat owners who hide their toilet paper in a drawer need not answer this part.

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Me Oh My
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Fruitcake (with real fruit) is a yea. Toilet paper in front.

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#30

Why does society condone the suffering of animals?

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River Webb
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2 weeks ago

cause humans are complete jerks who only look out for themselves

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#31

What colour is a mirror? I say silver because of the mirror paint, but it is not technically that because glass is not a colour.

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memyselfandI
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2 weeks ago (edited)

Actually, if you have two mirrors facing each other so that they reflect each other, as you look farther into the repeated reflections, the image will become tinted slightly greenish. Therefore, mirrors are green.

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#32

Afroamerican Pandas: When you see Meghan Markle, do you initially think she is of color or are you offended when she says she was treated racistical?
I know this is a bit "odd" but it's a question that I can't get off my mind sometimes... Please stay nice.

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Call Me Mars
Community Member
2 weeks ago

I am also mixed (white and black), and I believe her when she says she experienced racism in the royal family. I have had some vile things said to me because I am black, and its not nice to put somebody else down

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#33

What is the point of life?

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Aisling Allan
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2 weeks ago

Sorry, I have to......42

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#34

Why is it that every picture I see of Adam and Eve, Eve has a belly button?

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Sam K
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Because it was painted by someone who only sees people having bellybuttons. It isn’t a photo

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#35

Do you believe that parents can destroy their child's life?

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Richard Graham
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Yes. Ask my parents - they did a masterful job. I just barely survived my childhood.

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#36

Why do so many men think they're entitled to women? Why are there so many men who when a woman doesn't want to talk to them, doesn't react positively to being catcalled or harassed or sent unsolicited d**k pics, says no to a date/sex/whatever, respond with violence or abuse? It's 2021 and there's still no shortage of guys who are surprised and angry that women are allowed to say no to them??

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PixxelDust
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Reminds me of Hal from Megamind. Just because he's the 'nerd' and possibly a victim of bullying does not entitle him to the girl. Same in real life. Just because you're not a jock does not mean that women are morally required to like you.

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#37

How does one come out? It all just seems like something that happens suddenly. What if I want to walk into it and not jump?

Why do parents have a second kid to make the first one happy? As the older kid I can say the happiness only lasts until the 2nd one is old enough to fight.

Why are the lockers at my school so tiny? I mean they are 4 inches wide, how do we fit things IN the locker.

When we use the lockers at my school for lunch and they don’t fit, why do we have to turn to crappy food? I mean, the only good food is chicken there.

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Rockstar
Community Member
2 weeks ago

1) Coming out is extremely personal and there is no "right way" to do it. If you feel more comfortable doing it slowly then you have every right. The first time I came out it was to a very close family member who I trusted, not the whole world. 2) This is not often the case. Most parents have more children because they genuinely want to expand their family. For those couples who do have children to make an older child happy (I can't talk because I don't have children) but it's possible they feel responsible for making sure the child has someone who they can be close with and that they have a constant friend. A sibling is usually the perfect fit. It's true siblings do fight but having companions that will stick with you through your entire life is important. 3) Spacing. Most school have to may students to handle so in order to be able to fit enough lockers for everyone they have to make them tiny. If they were any bigger there wouldn't be enough space for the number of lockers needed.

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#38

If there is a God, and Jesus is Lord, why does he allow so many sleazy con-artist to represent him on Earth.

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Ozacoter
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2 weeks ago

And why does he give horrible diseases to children and nice people? Why he allows rape or torture to happen? If he exists he is a jerk and deserves no followers

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#39

Why do people think that the United States is the whole world? So of us (most) have proper, free, sustainable healthcare, the freedom to be whatever religion we choose, the right to abortion...

Most of the world is nothing like the US.

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Jake
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2 weeks ago

Unlike all of Europe at one time or another, we have never been occupied by a foreign power. I lived in Germany for 10+ years and loved it there. There is a collective memory in Europe, everywhere I have been at least, of cooperation, conciliation and tolerance, since, at one time or another, every state has been occupied, at peace and an occupier of others. People know war and prefer peace.

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#40

Why do a lot of black Americans, call other black Americans who are educated "Uncle Tom"? I didn't realize getting a higher education was something only "white" people do.

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bumble bee
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2 weeks ago

Well that's the disconnect isn't it. If you go against the narrative you are a traitor, hence Uncle Tom from the novel.

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#41

Why do we have to be in a capitalist society? I hate that hard work has no relation to reward, ad that the odds are stacked against 99% of us while the rich just get richer.

If we could modify and merge a bunch of different techniques we could have an actually decent society where school wasn't so mentally destructive, everyone had at least a living wage, and millionaires had limits on what they could spend and had to give some to everyone who needs it.

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JLH
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1 week ago

There's a disconnect between capitalist economies and the U.S. economy. We call ourselves capitalist in the same way that we call Pluto a planet. It's something we used to do, but it's not true anymore, and honestly never really has been. The very fact that you say that work has nothing to do with reward is directly antithetical to capitalism. We are not capitalist and never have been.

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#42

Why do some American demographic groups add identity to their nationality? I always see Black Americans as Americans, as well as every other group. Why shouldn't I simply call them Americans? I don't understand why I should I add Black, Latino, etc., if I don't need to, and especially if I'm not sure which demographic group they belong to. I am white and only call myself American without any other language attached. All Americans are my countrymen, and I feel weird separating them into groups.

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BetweenTheCracks
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1 week ago

Because identity Olympics and scratching for any reason whatsoever to be perceived as special (and therefore socially bulletproof) are what's important in today's social "discourse". Bring on the hate, doesn't make it less true.

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#43

Ok don't wanna sound like an absolute jerk but are most Christian dudes jerks?

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Vanta Black
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2 weeks ago

The only people who are jerks are jerks.

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#44

When in history did white people start to think they were better than everyone else? And how does a thin skin layer and pale eyes equate to supremacy?

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Ozacoter
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2 weeks ago (edited)

Never. I am sick of people generalising whites and pretending that everybody else is an inocent saint. All big civilizations are based on conquest, violence and discrimination. Its not a matter of race, its that humans are horrible. Look at the bantu tribes masacrating the san and stealing their lands.

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#45

People have the right to die. Yeh, therapy and a bunch of serious conversations first but it's their body, their life and their right. I'm not saying it should be easy or a quick decision but if your life isn't going to get better or is only going to get worse that should be a choice you can take. I don't know the exact answer for those with children, but I also wonder if a kid being brought up with a suicidal parent is good for them anyway. Case by case I guess. I'd love to hear your thoughts.

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PixxelDust
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2 weeks ago

This is right - to an extent. I believe that before anyone is allowed to commit su!c!de they should be obliged to talk to their family and friends. Sometimes knowing how much you're going to be missed can turn your entire life around. It's the only thing that stopped me many times.

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#46

Do god really exist? Or we just made the heaven and hell thing just to comfort our feelings. Like if you die younger or die struggling and the promise that everything just gonna be fine never comes, they will just said "oh atleast he is not suffering in heaven" or we just want to believe that there's more punishment than death to sll the person commiting these crimes

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Ozacoter
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God? Epicurus

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#47

This is something that has been bothering me for a while now. why the blacks aren't proud of the word negro. why that world is synonym of insult, when it should be a source of pride. I hope i won't offend anyone. but for me there's no more beautiful word than the word negro

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Call Me Mars
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2 weeks ago

As a black person myself, I don't like people who are not black saying the n-word or negro. Yes, we are reclaiming it, but it is not "beautiful." It is a reminder of slavery, abuse, rape, and degratory names my ancestors were called. I myself use the n-word sometimes because I am reclaiming it, but please DON'T call it beautiful.

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#48

Until every person is free to be themselves and free to make their own decisions, humanity will be a disappointment.

We are not hopeful of humanity pulling itself out of the mess we've put ourselves into. Instead, we are desperately hopeful of technology solving our problems.

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BetweenTheCracks
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2 weeks ago

As long as we cling to technology and urge it to do our evolving FOR us, we're boned.

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#49

Are thumbs considered fingers? Are cucumbers and tomatoes fruits or vegetables?

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Ozacoter
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Yes they are fingers. Both are fruits but socially (and often legally) they are considered vegetables.

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#50

If you have multiple personality disorders, can you have more than one Facebook account?

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Aisling Allan
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2 weeks ago

You can have more than one anyway. Could be useful I guess.

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#51

People who want to get married/believe in marriage:

Why so many years dating to see if the person is “the one?” What things need to be found out that can’t simply be asked? I mean people who date for 2+ years and still remain uncertain.

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Sportsgal
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2 weeks ago

People "act" a certain way for a long time, and only reveal their true selves with time. I was fooled by my ex into thinking he valued strong women with their own opinions...he told me this verbally even. Turned out not to be true after we got married. Me asking him wouldn't have mattered, because he lied. It's kind of like the way most racists will deny it if asked...

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#52

Why don't we base eligibility for male/female sports on the presence of XX or XY chromosomes?

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BetweenTheCracks
Community Member
1 week ago

Because the findings from such a determination might contradict how someone FEELS, and that. Is. Verboten!!

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#53

All other animals are classified as different species within the same genus, based on measurable biological differences and variations in appearance. Why aren't humans?

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Dodo
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2 weeks ago

We are. Homo is the genus, sapiens is the species. Before us there were other species.

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#54

if a transgender female dates a male are they gay

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HooowlAtTheMoon
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1 week ago

If they identify as a female and are attracted to males, they are straight

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#55

Why does Hollywood and the western media industry hold on to the current trend of making movies for virtue signaling?

Viewer numbers are low, people stop listening to "The Message" and overall it seem like a big failure on every regard

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Catlady6000
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2 weeks ago

What is virtue signaling? I honestly don't understand the question

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#56

If Jimmy cracked corn and nobody cared, why did he do it?

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Richard Graham
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2 weeks ago

"Jimmy Crack Corn" or "Blue Tail Fly" is an American song which first became popular during the rise of blackface minstrelsy in the 1840s through performances by the Virginia Minstrels. It regained currency as a folk song in the 1940s at the beginning of the American folk music revival and has since become a popular children's song. Over the years, several variants have appeared. Most versions include some idiomatic African American English, although General American versions now predominate. The basic narrative remains intact. On the surface, the song is a black slave's lament over his white master's death in a horseriding accident. The song, however, is also interpreted as having a subtext of celebration about that death and of the slave's having contributed to it through deliberate negligence or even deniable action.

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#57

If you tripped over and put your hand out to break your fall and that hand splats in a freshly laid poop, would you rather it be dog poop or human poop?

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bumble bee
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2 weeks ago

Dog, because there is a less likely chance that any bacteria/virus it may contain is transmittable to humans.

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#58

If Adam and Eve were the first humans, at what point did we evolve from apes?

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Ozacoter
Community Member
2 weeks ago

Evolution and religion cannot coexist. We are apes, we evolved from a common ancestor with chimps/bonobos about 8 million years ago and had many other species in between. Adam&Eve was just a tale to explain things before science explained them.

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