+53Depression is the unsatisfiable need, the complaint that admits no repair; the empty hole that nothing fits inside; the lack that can't be named; the attitude of such hopeless existential defeatism that even escaping it seems pointless; the low so low that even reflecting on the highest high elicits no joy; the feeling as if something crucial and pure and good has been lost forever, but it's impossible to discern or remember what exactly it was. amirite?
-63Burden of proof, in resting with the claimant, must move with the claimant as well. If I say something and you tell me you disagree, I still have the burden of proof, beause simply disagreeing makes no claim. But if I say something and you tell me I'm wrong, the burden of proof is then upon both of us, proportioned between us according to the status quo. amirite?
+27Losing everything can be liberating. If you have nothing left to live for, and can make yourself go on living for no reason, that proves that your will to live is strong as iron, and nothing can ever make you choose to die. amirite?
How am I supposed to handle this on my own? I'm 25, should be more than old enough to handle my own life, but I'm such an immature, sheltered, timid, lethargic person. Whether I should have still needed her to get by at this age or not, the fact is I did, and now she's gone. I don't understand what I'm supposed to do now. 25, no job, no house, no driver's license, no friends, living out of my gracious uncle's guest room until I finally finish school and get a job, but I'm so unreliable god knows how I'll ever hold one down. Or even get one without any connections. How can I proceed? More
Does the double jeopardy clause protect officials from being impeached on charges they've already been indicted on, or does it not count for some reason, like the fact that impeachments and indictments are tried before different courts?
+32Words cannot describe the despair of getting a call or a text, excitedly grabbing your phone thinking she might have finally gotten back to you, and then realizing that's impossible because she's dead. amirite?
+14The far right and the moderate left believe basically the same thing: that there's a corporate shadow government which now controls the media, the government, and the "free" market, and which, to achieve that control, has secretly perpetrated every socioeconomic injustice in the history of our country, and to some extent even farther back. The core difference is that the far right wants to call that corporate shadow government "the jews," wants to blame EVERY jewish person for its existence, and wants to blame the victims of those past injustices for being unconsenting coconspirators. amirite? More
+29People who think political correctness infringes on their freedom of speech don't understand property rights. You have the right to say what you please, but not the right to say it where you please, because you don't even have the right to be where you please. If you want to rant about representational minorities all day, please feel free to go do it at a public park. Just because you're free to be rude doesn't mean privately owned businesses are under any obligation to provide a platform for that freedom. In this sense, it seems it's the left's turn to complain about trespassers.
+23I don't care what an upstanding citizen you think you are. I'm the one who has to drive this old piece of trash, and I will not tolerate upstanding, downstanding, grandstanding, brandstanding, bystanding, backstanding, forthstanding, withstanding, withoutstanding, outstanding, instanding, notwithstanding, or any old Texan standoffs! Either sit down and shut up, or get out!! Or so help me I will turn this tiny clown car right around and we're going to the drug store to pick up 600cc of nyquil. amirite?
+36If the criminal justice system followed Danganronpa rules, there'd be no defendant, no complainant, no defense team, no prosecutor, just the judge and the jury, and the jury would consist entirely of all known witnesses. By the end of the trial, the jury would convict one of its own jurors. An acquittal would be unusual, and would indicate either a failure to subpoena the true guilty party, or a mistake in assuming a crime was committed in the first place. This would be a terrible system, so it's a good thing Danganronpa is nothing but fiction. amirite?
+25Most calls for communism or other kinds of socialism in the US are owed to discontentment with the observation that the free market has been commandeered for the private interests of the select few. However, if we were to adopt communism, the same thing would happen to the means of distribution very shortly. Therefore, perhaps the solution to economic inequality and corruption is to periodically switch economic systems, the way people switch passwords. That way, corporate and government entities alike will have no time to work out ways to abuse the system before it abruptly swaps out on them. amirite?
+32The issue of who politics concern has come to overshadow the issue of what politics concern. This sensationalist treatment of politics in our modern culture is symptomatic of a broken electoral system. It's quite sad that there's no practical and peaceful means to take our governance into our own hands, elevate political platforms themselves above the private interests of the politicians who leverage them, and dispel the insidious perpetual illusion that the public interest is fractured into mutually exclusive "parties." If there were any such means, it would be a true path to world peace. amirite?
How do you feel about the fact that the answers to this poll are all heavily biased to discourage you from giving a positive response?
11% great! i hate free thought, free thinkers who don't like polls like this should all burn 29% it sucks, i feel pressured into giving you the answer you want (so i did... lol) 8% fantastic, i'm too stupid to come up with my own opinions so i'm glad i have these colorful buttons here to tell me what to think 8% it's nice to see someone who agrees with me has created a nice echo chamber where everyone else has to agree as well 3% wow, rude. i also make polls like this and i feel wrongly called out. this is a website for expressing opinions, so there's nothing wrong with me using the poll feature in this way. i'll prove it by picking the only positive response that isn't facetious. 42% other
+34An assertion without evidence, when dismissed without evidence, can only be dismissed with at most as much certainty as it was asserted with. amirite? More
+31Unpopular opinion: Lawyer isn't a dishonest profession. A lawyer's responsibility is not to state their opinion on guilt or innocence, but to state their opinion on what one must believe to justify believing guilt or innocence. This, in turn, is grounded in the idea that every crime deserves justice and every defendant deserves a fair defense. So, for example, the defense could believe their client is guilty, yet defend their client in court in good conscience, because they aren't saying they think their client is innocent, just that they see a way someone could reasonably think that, amirite?