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I Believe In Social Justice

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    Why Would President Obama Want To Rob Kids Of Their Childhood?

    The US Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008 prohibits the US government from providing military financing, military training, and several other categories of US military assistance to governments using child soldiers. The Child Soldiers Prevention Act went into effect in 2010...
    calebforaction calebforaction 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 17, 2011

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    Not Enough

    There arent enough people who care about social justice. Having seen some terrible inequalities, I feel like this is something most people should care about. Instead, nobody is paying attention, because people are busy being scared of someone hurting them or busy getting more...
    aluminosa aluminosa 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 29, 2012

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    Police Not Required To Prevent Domestic Abuse; Children Murdered

    In 1999 the US Government failed to enforce a restraining order against an estranged and abusive husband. Subsequently, the couple's daughters were found dead with gunshot wounds in the back of the husband's truck. The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has ruled that the...
    calebforaction calebforaction 26-30, M Sep 12, 2011

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    Che Guevara & John Lennon, Imagine ? Two Great Men!

    We need more of these in the world!!!
    SpiceZ SpiceZ 56-60, F Oct 9, 2012

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    The Un Does Not Support Equal Rights For Women

    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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    Bad Accident At Costco's

    Bad Accident at Costco'shttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3E9tHSfFH0&feature=plcp Very rare that we go to our Local MP for help, I do believe that my constituent MP is Andy Love unfortunately I have a great problem for him to resolve. I have lived in the borough of Enfield since...
    colinberry1 colinberry1 61-65, M 1 Response Oct 31, 2012

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    Tell The Us Government To Stop Supporting Murder, Rape, Torture And Other Crimes Against Humanity

    Although Afghanistan has officially ratified the global ban on cluster bombs, its still no excuse for the US to continue to back the new local Police when they persistently and blatantly commit human rights violations against civilians. Human Rights Watch released a 102 page...
    calebforaction calebforaction 26-30, M Sep 14, 2011

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    Gay Politics

    I am unsure if this is the best group to say this in but here goes anyway. I believe Homosexuality is a sin. As such, perhaps you will get a one way ticket to Hell, Do no pass GO Do not collect $200, for even thnking about being gay. BUT, is it really worth making a political...
    gingershuman gingershuman 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 24, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I am currently seeking therapy for it. It's strange to say that I have social anxiety because I am a private person, and I enjoy spending time by myself. However, there are times I...
    Close2You Close2You 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    Age is nothing. Age is a number and nothing more. Maturity is dynamic. There are several factors that influence maturity, least of which is your interpretation of it. Emotional...
    heartshinegirl heartshinegirl 41-45, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    LOS ANGELES TALK SHOW HOST & WRITER Here's a black female journalist's opinion of the Obamas. These are her words not ours. Even if you love Obama you might take a few minutes to...
    fitsjustfine fitsjustfine 41-45, M 6 Responses Sep 2

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    Amazingly, I believe in fairies. If you ask me why I believe, I will tell you it is because in another life, I am one. I believe with all of my heart that there is a place where...
    heartshinegirl heartshinegirl 41-45, F 5 hrs ago

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    This is my personal opinion so don't get offended I believe Courtney love killed kurt cobain for starters kurts note was addressed to his fans and said that he was leaving the...
    KTRose KTRose 16-17, F Aug 29

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    Entry #2 Why am I doing this? or better yet, what is keeping me going? I am challenging myself, my thoughts, behaviors, my ANXIETY because I know what it feels like to be...
    athion64 athion64 18-21, M Aug 29

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    Yesterday at the suggestion of an EP user, I read Psalm 11 and I did. I read the Notes too. I was so blessed that I would like to share it w/you all. This Psalm is about King...
    RhodeIslandLady RhodeIslandLady 56-60, F 3 Responses Aug 27

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    Entry # 1 Hello All :), Here is my attempt to record my progress toward becoming anxiety free. Ive been a shy person way before I could even comprehend what shy was. A shy...
    athion64 athion64 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 28

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    Iqbal's thought to explore Qurana nd real islamic essence. In order to understand the real essence of Islam and to know how Islam deals with the right and responsibilities of...
    sunshines333 sunshines333 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 31

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    I believe one person can make or brake you.
    youguyssuck69 youguyssuck69 18-21, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    This is actually a quote by an English poet John Donne and I believe we can all relate to this. For instance, if you fall from a tree there's always two options. You either a) grab...
    sulien sulien 22-25, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    (all names have been changed from real names) When I was younger I never had social problems, I loved talking to everyone and being around people, but when I got into school...
    XandraElise XandraElise 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I didn't have much to say her in the Drum of justice lately, because I was and still waiting to hear back on what is going on, all I know is the lawyers and the detective is...
    streets718 streets718 56-60, F Aug 28

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    since I came to the EP, I started to feel much more shy, because did not know how they would react to whom I now call friends of the heart On the internet there people who are...
    lovingCuteSmartGirl lovingCuteSmartGirl 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 5

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    Fokyn true. They get broken. You may too. Why treat them worse. Cops jailin them and removing meds. Even veterans. And no lawyer helps. Too hard to prove is a...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 6

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    Pray pray pray for peace in the world! (1 John 5:14), (Psalm 34:15), (Psalm 130:2), (1 Peter 3:12), (James 5:16) Crusade Prayer (164) Prayer of Peace for Nations: O Jesus bring...
    Lushiro Lushiro 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 10

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    I am soo dissapointed in myself! Last weekend was my ultimate social test and I failed. It was my "sister in laws" babyshower. (boyfriend's brother's girlfriend). We dont really...
    viavleiviax viavleiviax 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I am a teen and don't get along with some other of my peers. I never understood why. I always thought I was some unnatural creature, innately awkward, or an alien from another...
    GetYourFreakOn GetYourFreakOn 16-17, F 10 Responses Aug 29

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    I don't know what is wrong with me. I'm a teenager and I'm incredibly socially awkward. Whenever I'm in a social situation ( sometimes even if it's only towards one person) I get...
    Jake1224 Jake1224 13-15, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    My family was really anti-social when I was growing up; both to the outside world and between each other. My Dad was always in front of the television and my Mom was cleaning the...
    JaeHarmer JaeHarmer 18-21, M Sep 3

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    This goes beyond issues like legalizing medical marijuana. What about hard drugs like cocaine and heroin? You could argue that taking drugs should be a personal choice, even if it...
    Thatonegirl53 Thatonegirl53 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 8

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    The main problem with social anxiety is a lack of connectivity with emotions, which leads to the inability to formulate a firm set of beliefs and consequently the inability to act...
    Close2You Close2You 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I just can't stand being in a public place with lots of people. I just feel like i'm being judged, watched, or compared to. I just hate meeting new people and I just can't stand...
    NicoBunny6 NicoBunny6 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I have never been satisfied about my life, only brief moments..... I have low social skills and very few friends. Please keep reading. Sorry If my English is bad. This is a story...
    Needy18 Needy18 18-21, M Aug 30

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    I have online social anxiety. Honestly, talking is easy for me, I can do it for hours (though some people might get bored and weirded out by me), but when I'm online, my SA makes...
    justicehero justicehero 18-21, M Sep 5

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    I hate this. Make the effort to go out and be social, but fail miserable. Then I get lonely and depressed. Love that I can be social on ep without the awkwardness
    BlueEyedFaye BlueEyedFaye 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Baddddd to buddy. I've always had social anxiety since I was a youngin. I couldn't be around a big, small, medium group of people, especially strangers. Other wise I'd have a panic...
    UnstableSammi UnstableSammi 22-25, F Aug 20

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    I've come to understand that gender is a social construct. I consider myself genderfluid
    AndroTaylor AndroTaylor 18-21 Aug 21

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    It was my first day of my Senior year today. My last first day of high school, by this time around you'd think that'd I would have figured out how to fit in and socialize like a...
    ThatDarnKatz ThatDarnKatz 16-17, F Aug 21

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    I used to have Social Anxiety ( I was diagnosed with it) but grew out of it! How? Well 1st off, I know that it was instilled in me during my upbringing to care about what...
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Socialism Explained http://youtu.be/sCg9E0Pxu80
    doomsdaysmores doomsdaysmores 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 21

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    I really hate when my friends tell me stuff like "Being social isn't that hard" or "You are just being dramatic." Its hard for me to talk to anyone and to deal with a lot of social...
    Teresag2875 Teresag2875 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I was in one, well at least I think I was. I feel embarrassed thinking back about it but at the same time it was what I wanted and still wish for. I was 12 years old, being the...
    flowerchildx flowerchildx 13-15, F Aug 26

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    It can be difficult to open up in social situations where I am made to feel like I don't belong or fit in. I think people assume I am not interesting because I prefer to sit back...
    InfiniteSunshine InfiniteSunshine 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    I am a socially awkward person but I can easily write/type my thoughts like this but as soon as it comes to talking to someone I get all panicky. It's horrible. I have tried to...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    There was this debate going on a few months ago in my country, The Netherlands, on whether to allow euthanasia for young children. We are one of the very few countries or states in...
    TheGreatLeveler TheGreatLeveler 22-25, M 5 Responses Aug 31

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    Okay, I see all these prompts and they all are references to the bible. The bible is a man made thing, god to me, is an internal being in all of us that we look to for wisdom and...
    RainbowAdventurer12 RainbowAdventurer12 22-25, M 11 Responses Aug 31

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    Hypocritical posers. Liars. Social climbing cons. Hypocrits. Wait. Said that. Drat.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    If be happier in hell knowing I broke free from the socially accepted belief and decided to think for myself.
    RunawayBelle3 RunawayBelle3 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    I've always been extremely worried about what others think of me and how I come across, and the more I do so, the more I'll appear socially inept, which in turn drives my anxieties...
    aj1996 aj1996 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 4