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    No. Can you think of any college-level piece...

    No.

    Can you think of any college-level piece of literature that would not "trigger" someone? Whether it's rape, war, death of a child or lover or parent, physical or emotional abuse, horrible...
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    I was pleasantly surprised that at least one...

    I was pleasantly surprised that at least one person acknowledged that they went in search of an opinion that would reinforce their own view (that there's no such thing as WP). At least then you don't...
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    She is clearly horrendously emaciated. Whether...

    She is clearly horrendously emaciated. Whether the 47 number as a number was used for shock value is, meh.

    Anorexia is so deadly because they refuse treatment, check themselves out, etc. Just...
  4. My emergency notification system is... the phone....

    My emergency notification system is... the phone. That stays loud at night. Everything else gets muted.

    Email I see almost like throwing a letter in the mail - I do it when it's convenient for me,...
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    There are inpatient hospital departments that...

    There are inpatient hospital departments that specialize in treating extreme anorexia - the kind described, impending organ failure, probably needing IV refeeding with close medical monitoring.
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    I erm... doubt there is only one hospital in all...

    I erm... doubt there is only one hospital in all the US that treats patients at such low weight. Or that no medical professional of any sort will touch her because of "liability" - there are many...
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    You do realize that's not what this concept...

    You do realize that's not what this concept means? So they're not even angry about the concept of white privilege; they're angry about their straw-man perception of the concept of white privilege.
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    You do know what you're saying, right? It's...

    You do know what you're saying, right? It's basically "I was looking for validation of my own viewpoint, and found it in a guy who makes poor, shallow strawman arguments (honestly, those were poor...
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    And? Gay meaning light-hearted/happy had about a...

    And? Gay meaning light-hearted/happy had about a what, 600 year history too. Then over roughly 20-30 years became essentially exclusively associated with homosexuality (20-30 years to get firmly into...
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    Yes, and gays are just happy people. Happy and...

    Yes, and gays are just happy people. Happy and carefree, ok?
    Word meanings evolve. No one's arguing that thug originally referred to an Indian raider group, but absolutely no one in NA uses it in...
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    ^ while I totally understand the impulse to...

    ^ while I totally understand the impulse to support the view of someone who reinforces what you already believe, what the fruitbat is that dude actually going on about? White privilege makes your...
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    In the US it has become racialized, in that it...

    In the US it has become racialized, in that it is used to describe black criminals and other random ne'er-do-wells much more often than criminals of other races. It's accepted as a slur on any given...
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    Fresh ones will, during the heating process....

    Fresh ones will, during the heating process. Fresh cut-up squid will wriggle too. But some time post-microwaving, after the rest of the dish has been cooked and removed (and may merely have been...
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    I admit to mostly skimming the thread, but only...

    I admit to mostly skimming the thread, but only one person seemed to be repeatedly outright calling others racist and their opinions unmitigated racism.
    It was not, incidentally, someone who...
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    It's roughly, though not exactly, like the...

    It's roughly, though not exactly, like the difference between blood relation and job title. William is Prince because of his blood relation to the Prince of Wales, but Duke is his....errr, sort of...
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    We, at least, have auto-permission to attend...

    We, at least, have auto-permission to attend military funerals in uniform. I assume your lot does too. As well as military memorial events like Remembrance Day. Civi funerals I think you need to ask...
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    No he doesn't. If he were "anyone else," he'd...

    No he doesn't.

    If he were "anyone else," he'd have the right to go in front of the media and say that the President is a manure stain upon the nation and that partnering with the Kurds against...
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    Yup, that's your data vs anecdata right here. ...

    Yup, that's your data vs anecdata right here.

    The "what if x was/wasn't aborted" game is idiotic. What if Stephen Hawking has been aborted? Oh yeah, what if bin Laden had been? Bill Gates? J....
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    It's not royal blood (royal dukes are also of...

    It's not royal blood (royal dukes are also of royal blood, and brothers of kings were often royal dukes, not princes) but whose royal blood. If your parent is the reigning sovereign of either gender,...
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    If you're still-serving and wearing the uniform,...

    If you're still-serving and wearing the uniform, you're representing the military. This is not someone doing it on his private time, not in full uniform. That would not be allowed in my military;...
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    I am sad that my country, along with Sweden,...

    I am sad that my country, along with Sweden, Belgium, UK, etc, will not succeed and create a right-to-rise society, because of gay marriage.

    One would think that someone who really, really cares...
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    Ok fine. 99.5% are a-ok, 0.5% (2 cases in that...

    Ok fine. 99.5% are a-ok, 0.5% (2 cases in that study) was terminated for abnormalities that on post mortem ended up less severe than ultrasound indicated. Prospective study. You can find it yourself,...
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    The poster's strong point is not logic, that's...

    The poster's strong point is not logic, that's for sure.
    Poster, there may not exist statistics to answer an issue that... isn't an actual issue. In other words, there may not be statistics to...
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    Is the Children's Wish Foundation, the...

    Is the Children's Wish Foundation, the Firefighters Charitable Foundation or the Children's Cancer Fund of America a charity? They all use les than 10 cents on the dollar to direct cause support. ...
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    It really is. There's a difference between "I...

    It really is. There's a difference between "I read in some kind of respectable, non-shlocky source, more than once in fact, that women were told their perfectly healthy foetuses were malformed," and...
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