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    Bill Maher: 2nd Amendment Not Under Attack, Your Other Rights Are

    In his final New Rule of the night, Bill Maher smacked down the conventional wisdom on the right that the Second Amendment is under attack from President Obama, saying that "America's gun nuts" need to stop wetting their pants over it. But more importantly, Maher said that people...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 25, 2013

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    The Nypd Is Back In Full Excessive Force

    On September 20th 2011 hundreds of protesters gathered on Wall Street in a peaceful and constitutionally protected demonstration. For 4 days this demonstration managed to stay peaceful and abide by the laws that were set forth by the constitution for such an assembly to occur...
    calebforaction calebforaction 26-30, M Oct 13, 2011

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    FREEDOM of Speech Violation

    I BELONG TO AN ORGANIZATION THAT HAS AS ITS PURPOSE TO  ADVOCATE FOR AND DEFEND THE CIVIL RIGHTS OF LATINOS.  IN A MIDDLE SCHOOL LATINO MOTHERS HAVE BEEN PROHIBITED TO SPEAK IN SPANISH UNDER THREATS OF HAVING CHARGES FILED AGAINST THEM (???)  ALSO LATINO CHILDREN...
    MAGLATINA MAGLATINA 66-70 1 Response Apr 2, 2008

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    Help Women Be Seen As Humans, Not Commodities

    Whether its dueling with an arch nemesis for the heart of a woman or highschool freshman hazing. No matter if its Chinese foot binding or the ritual slaughtering of any child born on a friday by the Anglo-Saxons; or even the Salem witch hunts. I'm sure most of us can agree that...
    calebforaction calebforaction 26-30, M Oct 24, 2011

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    damn they really do have everything on here.

    I've been an activist since i was a pre teen. The moment i was introduced to the civil rights struggle of the 60's in third grade i knew exactly what i wanted to do with my life. I had a lot of questions when i was young that nobody had an answer too. Why were we so poor when...
    1Samoana 1Samoana 26-30, M Dec 6, 2013

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    In most cases electronic monitoring programs

    operate under questionable legal frameworks, typically excluding or minimizing any rights or entitlements for the people being monitored. There are several rights that the condition of Full House Arrest on electronic monitoring violates including:The First Amendment (Amendment I...
    LiberatedJustice LiberatedJustice 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2014

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    Male Privilege

    The Male Privilege Checklist(Especially White Male Privilege)An Unabashed Imitation of an article by Peggy McIntosh In 1990, Wellesley College professor Peggy McIntosh wrote an essay called “White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack”. McIntosh observes that whites in...
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F Jan 31, 2013

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    Miles To Go

    Rarely does the cliché, “if you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem,” apply so well as in this case. I recently heard Andrew Young doing a radio interview for MLK Day and remember him saying “Martin” was not so much concerned with the KKK or the...
    CherrySissy CherrySissy 46-50, T Jan 30, 2011

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    The Nypd Is Back In Full Excessive Force

    On September 20th 2011 hundreds of protesters gathered on Wall Street in a peaceful and constitutionally protected demonstration. For 4 days this demonstration managed to stay peaceful and abide by the laws that were set forth by the constitution for such an assembly to occur...
    calebforaction calebforaction 26-30, M Oct 13, 2011

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    We all need love and acceptance...
    sydneywayne sydneywayne 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    As a lesbian who's been out for over 10 years, I'm a huge supporter and fighter for equal rights between everyone. I don't think gender, age or race should have anything to do with...
    WhatAMadWorldWeAreIn WhatAMadWorldWeAreIn 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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    The brutal killing of a young woman in Kabul last week has become a rallying point for women’s rights activists in Afghanistan, renewing calls for Afghan authorities to better...
    valha11a valha11a 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    It's because I love forests and trees that I'm reading Endgame: The Problem of Civilization (both volumes). I read most of the first volume last year some time, but got distracted...
    Unbeholden Unbeholden 18-21, M Mar 11

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    I am an activist against the sexualization of minors. Currently I am fighting the city of Lakewood on a sex toy billboard that is directly outside the grounds of a middle school.
    JacksonDWX JacksonDWX 16-17, M Mar 18

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    I'm so sick of political correctness... I'm not saying everyone should be insensitive jerks, but we are systematically castrating and segregating our society. America is a...
    onlymortal onlymortal 26-30, M Feb 27

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    International Christian Concern has warned that Sangh Parivar, an umbrella Hindu nationalist group, is inflicting suffering and looking to cleanse the minority Christian population...
    valha11a valha11a 46-50, M Mar 15

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    Why I Am Not A Feminist Samia Rockson Samia refuses to identify as a feminist, yet she is pro- women's rights and equality. So what is it about feminism that makes her say she is...
    FindMeIAmYours FindMeIAmYours 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    “They’re far more interested in dragging everyone else down than they are in improving their lot. It’s never, “We’d like to make this change to...
    westsideblues1 westsideblues1 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    The forex options market started as an over-the-counter (OTC) financial vehicle for large banks, banking institutions and large international corporations to hedge against forex...
    deepakrajput deepakrajput 22-25, M Mar 9

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    yes i have when they put me in a mental hospital. i was detained. it made me feel like a criminal and not a sick person at all . it made me feel i did somethink wrong.and i was...
    furrycats furrycats 31-35 Mar 2

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    I've seen so many teens support gay rights now :) I'm so happy that the new generation will be so accepting!
    HannahB15 HannahB15 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 2

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    War on women's rights?! Are you people ******* serious?! Seriously serious?! Do you have any idea how ******* retarded that sounds?! As retarded as the "hey-lets-go-out-and-kill-an...
    SofaKing9000 SofaKing9000 26-30, M 4 Responses Mar 5

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    Just when you thought that Islam and Sharia Law couldn’t get one bit more obscene or disgusting than it already has, they sink to a brand new low. ISIS issued the order this...
    valha11a valha11a 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 10

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    So im from india and few weeks ago I got a threatening message on fb saying I've committed a crime for supporting LGBT rights honestly the text freaked me out but I realized I'd be...
    naveensmrin naveensmrin 18-21, M 5 Responses Mar 12

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    Okay this guy did a report on legalizing gay marriage rights. During his report presentation he came out of the closet to the whole class. Two people in my study hall were...
    ThatOneSadGirl19 ThatOneSadGirl19 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 13

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    I am grateful for many things in my life: - That I live in a country where I have rights as a woman and can be the person I want to be; - That I had access to education and have...
    pixieowl pixieowl 26-30, F Mar 15

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    GOP-Controlled State Legislatures Passing Wave Of Bills Expanding Gun Rights Samantha Lachman The Huffington Post 03/17/2015 The Texas state Senate gave preliminary approval...
    padraig17325 padraig17325 51-55, M Mar 17

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    With the gang-rape of a 71 year old nun in West Bengal, Christians in India certainly have a reason to feel vulnerable as the decorated former super-cop Julius Ribeiro felt on...
    valha11a valha11a 46-50, M Mar 17

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    I am human and I have rights Many humans are seen as lesser and that is simply not right we are =
    shannonsjourney shannonsjourney 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    All rights need to be respected immaterial of the sexual preferences
    Brian1953 Brian1953 61-65, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I don't understand how back then, you could marry and love some one who is twice your age. But in today's society it is against the law and it is looked down upon. I also don't...
    shewolfforever14 shewolfforever14 13-15, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am not gay, and while I do not think homosexuality is right, I still support gay rights. I have gay/lesbian friends, have probably met transgenders, know bisexuals, and I treat...
    goshdarnitgerald goshdarnitgerald 18-21, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    I've found that my manners are always best while having classical music as the soundtrack to my day. I always feel better when I'm dressed well, too. For me, it sets a tone for...
    elegentgent elegentgent 36-40 1 Response 4 days ago

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    An proper illustration with the requested resource could not be found on this server. This mistake was created by Mod_Security.the Content material is just not pornographic, does...
    Michael0962opo3 Michael0962opo3 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 28

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    Q : I don't see straight pride around so why would gay pride be necessary? A : when straight people are told that their love isn't real, or even better that they are going to burn...
    FinnyFunny FinnyFunny 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    Black Fish A documentary following the controversial captivity of killer whales, and its dangers for both humans and whales. Full movie: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v...
    tr606 tr606 36-40 Mar 6

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    It's 12:30 in the am. It's a cold evening but in a tolerable and comfy kinda way, so I decided to forego wearing a jacket and just went outside wearing old, ripped, denim shorts...
    abcdefghisabelmnopqrst abcdefghisabelmnopqrst 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 6

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    I am definitely not a fan of overtly gay men as I am of lesbians for obvious reasons among others, but I believe that everyone should have the freedom to be with whomever they feel...
    JaccardFears JaccardFears 22-25, M 2 Responses Mar 6

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    I truly believe this. Many people do not know what's going on. All the facts on the news is covered by gossip. Obama is doing nothing but wrong, I used to have nothing against him...
    hallow1331 hallow1331 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 9

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    Many Christians faced with intense persecution flee Pakistan in search of safer countries to practice their faith freely. Thailand has been a popular destination for Christians...
    valha11a valha11a 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 15

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    Imprisoned American Iranian Pastor Saeed Abedini is shaken up following the beating and execution of six prisoners. Pastor Saeed is serving an eight year prison term for having...
    valha11a valha11a 46-50, M Mar 15

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    LAHORE, Pakistan - Bombs outside two churches in the Pakistani city of Lahore killed 10 people and wounded more than 55 during Sunday services, officials said, and witnesses said...
    valha11a valha11a 46-50, M Mar 15

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