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I Advocate Skepticism

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    mierdamundo mierdamundo 31-35 Sep 9, 2013

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    Believe Half of What You See & None of What You Hear

    Years ago a sage, eccentric, half-cracked colleague gave me some business advice.  "You know when to believe a client?" he asked.  "No," I admitted.  "You don't believe 'em when they approve a project, you don't believe 'em when they...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto 56-60, M 7 Responses Oct 4, 2007

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    betweenhereandthere betweenhereandthere 61-65, M Sep 9, 2014

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    Right-Winged Conspiracy Theorists N Da House

    Question everything. Trust nothing.
    mefirstGIMME mefirstGIMME 22-25, F Dec 6, 2007

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    “I think; therefore I am.

    ” René Descartes
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 12

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    Use Your Head, Listen to Your Gut, and Follow Your Heart

    I think it is important to listen to all sides of a situation.  I think it is important to think about what you hear and what you see.  In modern American society we are spoon fed "the truth", but is what we hear on the TV and read in the papers really "...
    rija rija 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 26, 2007

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    betweenhereandthere betweenhereandthere 61-65, M Sep 9, 2014

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    For One's Own Good

    and no, being skeptical does not mean that you are being a know-it-all...it does not mean that you are egoistic and that you believe your opinions are the only ones that matter. being skeptical, from the way i see it, means that you are not giving yourself a chance to get fooled...
    madamoiselle madamoiselle 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 20, 2008

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    Believing anything without any evidence

    or on faulty logic is irrational and irresponsible. You must take into account the credibility of your source of information and whether it is the most current accurate model. IE: "Organic food is better for your health and the planet" Your evidence comes from Blue Aura...
    rgdesigns619 rgdesigns619 36-40, M 4 Responses Jun 16, 2014

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    At work, in a relationship and in life I believe that complete predictability and compliance is boring. Growth and fun cannot be achieved in complete comfort. That's why I enjoy...
    beweirdess beweirdess 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    We are naturally curious as humans. It's one of our many great qualities which have led to knowledge, innovation, and progress. We want to know things. It's important to us to...
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    The First and LAST Time I Sneaked Out-"Can I go somewhere?" I said to my mother's back as I stood in the door of her bedroom (actually it was the master bedroom and by default also...
    SoullessEyes SoullessEyes 18-21, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Today we had a home visit for our son's pre-school teacher since we didn't get enough notice of the open house. Our son and I were on vacation that day. This vacation had been...
    j21043 j21043 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    I am celebrating today in honor of Mitzi Truffles Big Luke and simon! The best pit bulls i have ever known and all four of them are the reason i advocate the way i do for their...
    Paige42986 Paige42986 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    MY COMMENTS THAT WERE BLOCKED THIS MORNING: I was reflecting upon the Nazi and Fascist atrocities committed during WW2 and I was commenting with some friends two aspects that I...
    LorenzoITALIA LorenzoITALIA 46-50, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    This morning I posted my points of view about an historical event and even if I am Italian mybwords were very clear and correct. I stated how I advocate law, order, respect and...
    LorenzoITALIA LorenzoITALIA 46-50, M 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling, Judging. At least, according to the 70-question version of the Meyers Briggs Type Indicator that I took online today. This personality is called...
    TeresaRudolph71 TeresaRudolph71 41-45, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    "I'm not afraid of being alone ... and Life feels better with you" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1XEOVl875d0&app=desktop Such amazing tingling vibes going around. It's what...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 6 days ago

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    This is such a great explanation of Lactivist. "A lactivist is a lactation activist: someone who considers him/herself an advocate for breastfeeding, whether or not s/he's nursed...
    TheRisingPhoenix54 TheRisingPhoenix54 61-65, M 6 days ago

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    i have some questions I'd like answers to. They are long so bear with me. 1. Old testament god vs new testament god. Vain, jealous and blood-thirsty tyrant vs loving,forgiving god...
    CaptainGargoyle CaptainGargoyle 26-30, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    Aging is a fact of life, yet many people lament the fact that they are aging, and their bodies are changing. The key to aging and having a very productive, happy and healthy life...
    williams296 williams296 31-35, M Aug 20

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    My ex mother-in-law was a major contributing factor to the destruction of my first marriage (I'm happily married to a different woman now, and my new mother-in-law is MUCH better...
    SomewhatJaded SomewhatJaded 26-30, M 6 Responses Aug 18

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    Most High God, I praise you! I thank You, Father, for sending Your Son to die for our sins and showing us the way home to You. I thank You, Jesus, as Song of God, for sending the...
    kayblue kayblue 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    Don't worry, it happens no more but for the longest time I did. The guy is dead to me. We were together for a grand total of 6 months and from the beginning it was attacks so yeah...
    buffalobaby2016 buffalobaby2016 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    It is sad, but I realized recently that Egyptian men (most of them probably) are one of the most sexist men whether amongst Arabs or worldwide. It is weird, because living in a...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 14

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    Here is another article from the archives of Christian Home: ROLE MODELS FOR BOYS The male supremacists are at it again. This time their target is single mothers. Their...
    TeachingRespect TeachingRespect 51-55, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    Don't mind me I'm just venting. I got up last night for some midnight snacks and turned on my computer to see what news was happening at that hour. I saw a story about a white...
    Modiwolfshit Modiwolfshit 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 14

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    Death Row Inmates as Victims ThemselvesWe have seen a lot of the offended cry for help. Victims of assaults, families left behind by murder victims and many more people asking for...
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    Show me the money: "Since the 2000 elections, every Senate Democrat who has voted not to defund Planned Parenthood has received a contribution from Planned Parenthood PACs and...
    jnewcastle jnewcastle 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I've never met an advocate of social justice who had more than a tenuous grasp on the meaning of the word "justice"
    cisphobe cisphobe 26-30, M Aug 13

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    I've had a depressive episode for some months now and my psychiatrist hoped the summer would help lift me out of it - but sadly, no😩. So she prescribed something new to augment...
    Lusite Lusite 36-40, F Aug 11

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    My husband was a Vietnam vet. He had PTSD and was generally a miserable man. We have 2 birth sons. I got the idea that if we adopted a kid from Vietnam, it might "fix" him. He...
    HappyBaby58 HappyBaby58 56-60, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    Vision of the Future: The Growth of Petticoating It’s happening before our eyes, most do not see it because they are naïve. Radical feminist are changing the world and thanks...
    radicalfeminist radicalfeminist 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    Changing with the Times The world is changing everyday as we get closer to my perfect vision of a female control society where females are in complete control and males are...
    radicalfeminist radicalfeminist 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    http://jezebel.com/homme-de-plume-what-i-learned-sending-my-novel-out-und-1720637627 "I wanted to know more of how the Georges of the world live, so I sent more. Total data...
    CyborgBetty CyborgBetty 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 7

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    While we are equal in the eyes of God meaning that men are not worth more than a woman and vise versa we were created differently. Women get periods. We have hormonal changes. I...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F Aug 5

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    Yes, Yes You Can Catch Insanity!!! A controversial disease revives the debate about the immune system and mental illness. in·san·i·ty inˈsanədē/ noun the state of being...
    LadyGallivanter LadyGallivanter 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    I don't normally advocate the brutal slaughter of hospital receptionists but this isn't normally. I was at the hospital today and this one dumb ***** made me wait 3 LONG HOURS. I...
    TheDRwillbewithyoushortly TheDRwillbewithyoushortly 31-35, M Aug 4

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    I literally just took the abortion pill yesterday. The cramps were unbearable. I was curled up in my bed crying, even after taking the vicodin they gave me. As far as I know, only...
    searching097 searching097 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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    I literally just took the abortion pill yesterday/today (the first part at the doctor's office yesterday, second part today). The cramps were unbearable earlier. I was curled up in...
    searching097 searching097 22-25, F Aug 1

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    so here I sit in the backyard of what was suppose to be my "safe haven" is that how you say it ? my mobile home that I bought after I completed rehab after I got my license as a...
    jesuscleavage jesuscleavage 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    The International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSE) is a sex worker-led network representing 70 organisations led by or working with sex workers in Europe...
    alejandraberlin alejandraberlin 22-25, F 1 Response