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I Often Have A Differing Opinion From The Majority

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    Me Too

    Being (in no particular order) gay, male, and Scottish, and proud of all three, I often have different opinions.
    yfronts36 yfronts36 41-45, M Mar 30, 2012

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    I Subscribe To The Law Of Contrary Public Opinion.

    ... If everyone thinks one thing, then I say, bet the other way. Guess Who? Guess WHO?
    GSOS GSOS 66-70 Jun 28, 2012

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    Like Eugene Debs Said...

           “When great changes occur in history, when great principles are involved, as a rule the majority are wrong.”  Eugene Debs quotes (American Labor Organizer, 1855-1926)
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M May 24, 2012

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    A Parent's Worse Nightmare

    Think again when you hear people say guns don't kill people, people kill . ....NEW FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) — A popular fifth-grade teacher fatally shot a masked teenager in self-defense outside his neighbor's house during what appeared to be an attempted late-night burglary...
    redtailfree48 redtailfree48 46-50, M Sep 28, 2012

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    death is a beautiful thing,

    all good things come too an end
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F Jul 1

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    Romney Doen't Care For The povished Nor Middle Class

    .....Discover Yahoo! With Your Friends Explore news, videos, and much more based on what your friends are reading and watching. Publish your own activity and retain full control. ..To get started, first. ..YOUR FRIENDS' ACTIVITY1 - 0 of nullprev next ... ......Romney’s garbage...
    redtailfree48 redtailfree48 46-50, M Oct 2, 2012

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    Short Story

    But then, when I share it - if the group/people/person gives me the chance - and explain it, a lot of people tend to end up agreeing with me. I don't have an example right now, anyone any comments?
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M Nov 30, 2012

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    Hungry For More...

    Your approach is quite breath taking in itself, drawing me in with great poise, and natural candor. Discussions that go down many lines of thought without judgement or need to exalt yourself when at a crossroad: we take the challenge and together we fly through hours of...
    openwindows openwindows 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 27, 2013

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    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the

    majority, it is time to pause and reflect...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Jan 15

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    shoxic shoxic 22-25, F Jul 19

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    Zebographix Zebographix 61-65, M 1 Response Jul 18

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