burawt said: casually talking about top trumps is one thing, but when i take into account your previous mentions of lady sovereign, buckfast, and maggot from goldie lookin chain... jeff, are you purposely trying to expose the worst aspects of British culture to the world?
Dean Ambrose & Seth Rollins throw down - RAW, August 18, 2014
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Every year, I try to do at least two things with my students at least once. First, I make a point of addressing them as “philosophers” – a bit cheesy, but hopefully it encourages active learning.
Secondly, I say something like this: “I’m sure you’ve heard the expression ‘everyone is entitled to their opinion.’ Perhaps you’ve even said it yourself, maybe to head off an argument or bring one to a close. Well, as soon as you walk into this room, it’s no longer true. You are not entitled to your opinion. You are only entitled to what you can argue for.”
A bit harsh? Perhaps, but philosophy teachers owe it to our students to teach them how to construct and defend an argument – and to recognize when a belief has become indefensible.
The problem with “I’m entitled to my opinion” is that, all too often, it’s used to shelter beliefs that should have been abandoned. It becomes shorthand for “I can say or think whatever I like” – and by extension, continuing to argue is somehow disrespectful. And this attitude feeds, I suggest, into the false equivalence between experts and non-experts that is an increasingly pernicious feature of our public discourse.– No, you’re not entitled to your opinion (via kiransingh)
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"It’s as dark a tale as was ever told of the lust for treasure and the love of gold."
Pirate Swindle! He’s been in this profession for years. As you can imagine, both he and Lockdown make a formidable team. Better think twice before crossing their path.
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大家你好!!! check out my new tattoo!! it means “harmony” in english!!! I can’t wait to start showing white people my tattoo and asking them if they can understand it!!! TFW YOLO! (That’s what they say right?)
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