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Once there was an ugly barnacle. He was so ugly, that everyone died. The end.

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While I understand this is a matter of personal opinion - I just have to disagree so strongly. I used to love Lost until the ending came along and made me feel cheated and violated. All that twisting, turning and build up for a stupid cop-out nonsensical ending. The writer guy Tim Kring was it? He shouldn't have written so many damned plot cheques that he couldn't cash in together at the end! If I could have sued him, I would have done.

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I don't see how it was a cop-out. Lots of people think that it turns out that the island was "purgatory," or that they were all dead the whole time. That's not what the ending meant. Everything actually makes sense.

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My waterline.

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Me too! Lower right eyelid, practically in the corner...

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We don't even realize how often parenting can be considered abusive, and psychologically damaging. Sometimes parents are way out of line with what they tell/ask of their child, and we as a society should not encourage submission to abuse, especially if it comes from the people who are supposed to help you thrive.

Being a parent doesn't automatically give you entitlement. You have to earn it with appropriate treatment of your child.

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In my biology class, (concentration on the domains, kingdoms, phyla etc.,) our professor told us that a growing fetus is a parasite. She's an incredibly knowledgable person, with a phD and several years of field study. So aside from Internet definitions, I trust her as the expert.

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Like in Lost. The spiders that paralyze Nikki and Paulo. Scary as ****.

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Some people like to cuss. Some people don't. If you think all people who cuss are **** retards, then think it and keep your God damn mouth shut.

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I think you misunderstood me. I said I LOVE the F word. If you think people write stupid things on the internet, then think it and keep your god damn mouth shut. Or read first.

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It's the next day when I wake up or the sun rises. Whichever comes first. But if it's still dark out and I haven't gone to sleep, it's the same day as it was before the clock struck 12. Those are my rules. Applicable to any time zone.

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Or when you press enter to skip down a line, and it submits your unfinished comment. Like on facebook..

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Excuse me, but I believe you just stole my comment. You sly, time-traveler, you...

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It's kinda sad when the best part of you isn't even you. That just says identity crisis to me. Not a good thing. As a girl, I wouldn't feel that compelled to be with someone who didn't feel confident in himself.

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Well, I'm not really set on the fact that it was worse, I was just kind of thinking out loud.
You make excellent points.

I definitely think people should look into adoption, cause there are plenty of couples who would love to take care of your baby.

I think even if I was raped, I'd have the baby, but I never have been ,(thank God) so maybe it's too hard for some people to handle the aftermath of their rape for 9 months.

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I understand the adoption point. I think it's the best option if one can find an adoptive couple. But the sad truth is that there are still plenty of children in foster care and orphanages across the world, and they grow up in terrible environments. Many of those children grow up with severe psychological damage. Nobody is really against adoption, but it's not exactly a solution to the problem.

I, too, would likely choose to have the baby, even after rape. Others may not be able to recover from the trauma, in which case, parenting a baby may be harmful for both parties.

Yet my ethical troubles arise when I think of situations when the mother would die bearing the child, or it would be born with some severe deformities/disease. If I knew the child would have tay sachs disease, I believe I'd choose not to bring the child into a world of excruciating pain and suffering, only for it to die by age four.

Anyways, I digress a little.

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I agree with you that there are absolutely no excuses for slavery. But double check your use of the word few, 95% or more abortions are "petty." I used that word cause I was running out of characters, but you get my drift.
I understand also that there are dire cases in which abortion is permissible, such as rape, and if it would put the mother's life in danger.
Sadly, these kind of abortions are only a drop in a sea of abortions made purely out of convenience, which I think is awful.
Because of the serious cases, I consider myself pro-choice, but I really really want people to consider that what is inside them is still human, and killing it is possibly even worse than slavery because:
1. The child is completely and perfectly innocent
2. Slaves weren't killed, they were mistreated (I concede that some of them were beaten to death, but that was rare).
I'm not saying it's a lot worse, but it's up there.

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I definitely agree with most of what you said there.

The only point you made that I have a slightly different view on is why abortion is worse than slavery. I would argue that a mistreated slave is innocent as well. They didn't choose that fate, and didn't do anything to deserve it.

Yet I'd also say that mistreating is far worse than eliminating a bundle of cells from a body. Yes, it is a human life, but I honestly can't imagine that it goes through nearly as much pain as a tortured adult. That doesn't make it justified 100% of the time, but I would rather die and not even realize it than be beaten and mistreated my whole life.

To me, the point in being pro-choice is to simply acknowledge that 5% that aren't "petty." It's not to excuse the rest. If I felt that it were entirely possible to adopt, or if health issues weren't in the picture, I'd be pro-life.

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I think they are comparable. Slavery was something also looked down upon, having slaves was equivalent to making ****, not illegal, but society generally frowned upon it. You wouldn't bring up the fact that you had slaves at a dinner party.
I think people had slaves not to exercise power, but because it was a lot more convenient/profitable to invest in few slaves than to have to pay workers to work on the plantations. They probably knew that it wasn't the best option, and yes, some slave owners were messed up and treated the slaves very terribly.
Same with abortion. The majority of abortions happen because it would be inconvenient to have a child at the time. They can't really afford one, they have to go to school, they just don't want a baby, whatever.
So it's all a matter of convenience. Slave owners and people who get "petty" abortions are comparable because they chose their own benefit over another human's with the excuse that they aren't actually people.

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fuustoleit fuustoleit

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I do agree with you, that some abortions are for the sake of convenience. But unlike slavery, there are exceptions.

Perhaps those few cases of "petty" abortions and slavery are comparable, but in the greater scheme of things, there are other reasons to have an abortion that have absolutely nothing to do with laziness. That's the difference between being pro-choice for abortion and pro-choice for slavery. In a narrow viewpoint, they have similar elements. But in general, they may have very separate motives for the act.

I do see the point you're trying to make though. Yet I don't quite agree with the implications of the original post.

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it was never actually stated that they were comparable, you draw that connection yourself.

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"Well, people who supported slavery were pro-choice about that too." I'm pretty sure that's a straight comparison...

Plus, the very act of drawing a connection is considered a comparison intentionally made by the author. But I suppose that definition is debatable.

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Well, people who supported slavery were pro-choice about that too.
They wouldn't MAKE anyone have slaves if they didn't want any...

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I'm pretty sure people had slaves because they saw them as lesser beings, and needed to exercise a position of power.

Being pro-choice has nothing to do with a power-craving. It's acknowledging that under some very extreme circumstances, we, as independent human beings, must make choices. Those choices aren't always as black and white as "kill a baby, don't kill a baby."

I honestly don't think anybody particularly likes the concept of abortion, but I don't see it as comparable to slavery.

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Yeah, she caught my eye,
As we walked on by.
She could see from my face that I was,
Flying high
And I don't think that I'll see her again,
But we shared a moment that will last till the end.
You're beautiful. You're beautiful.
You're beautiful, it's true.
I saw your face in a crowded place,
And I don't know what to do,
'Cause I'll never be with you.

James Blunt agrees with you.

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