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Originally posted by marg6043
Wake up people our soldiers has been used for profits, greed and power.
BTW Agent if you have problem with my spelling well I am spanish, do you have anything against spanish like me.so now you must bash my spelling.
Or. . . should I make you happy and shut my mouth off after all I have to support Bush he is the president, Right?
Originally posted by Agent47
No I really don't have a problem with your ethnicity. Are you implying I'm a racist?
Originally posted by Agent47
Thank god because your posts hurt my brain. UMGazz, Souljah, East Coast Kid. Those are people who can debate the war. You can't.
Originally posted by djohnsto77
As much as it pains me to say it, it's because W's father was an internationalist wimp with no vision!
I guess when people disagree with the views and opinions of others they need to be bash to sense even if it included bashing the spelling of other members. Right.
Originally posted by WestPoint23
No Marge, people have an inherent right to disagree, but when people disagree on false grounds then the problem arises. BTW I think your spelling is great
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An opinion is a person's ideas and thoughts towards something. It is an assessment, judgement or evaluation of something. An opinion is not a fact, because it is not possible to prove (or disprove) an opinion.
For example, one may claim that strawberry is a better tasting flavor of ice cream than vanilla. Another might claim that vanilla is a better tasting flavor. (If you disagree with either of these opinions, substitute chocolate, butter pecan, or whichever flavor of ice cream you think tastes better than vanilla, for my use of strawberry.) The original claim is an opinion; it is neither true nor false, it is simply a claim which can neither be proved nor disproved. Now, if one claims that strawberry is a more popular flavor than vanilla, that is no longer an opinion, it is a fact, which can be proved, (or in this case disproved) by showing another fact, that more vanilla ice cream is sold than strawberry. (The presumption being that people buy ice cream in order to consume it, thus, more purchases of vanilla would indicate vanilla is more popular than strawberry since people would not purchase ice cream simply to throw it away.)
The issue of whether strawberry ice cream tastes better than vanilla ice cream is still, however, arbitrary and nonprovable, and thus remains an opinion (as would the opposite opinion that vanilla ice cream tastes better than strawberry. Note that simply because a particular opinion is more popular still does not make the opposite opinion incorrect or wrong). It would not be permissible for someone else to claim that either opinion on which tastes better is wrong because opinions are still arbitrary and can neither be proved nor disproved. It is permissible to state that one disagrees with the opinion. It is, however permissible to claim that the statement that strawberry is more popular than vanilla is wrong, because it is a claim of a fact, the claim having been contradicted by one or more other facts.
Opinions can either be made up by a person or taken over from another person. Sometimes some people try to force their opinions on others. In general, all people are free to form opinions as they see fit. However, in certain political regimes, it may not be advisable to express certain opinions openly. In economics, philosophy, or other social sciences, analysis based on opinions is referred to as normative analysis (what ought to be), as opposed to positive analysis, which is based on observation (what is). Not all schools of thought find this distinction useful.
Originally posted by thematrix
in the US there are quite a few people who have something against the
fact that the primarily spanish speaking community in the US is growing.
They think all these people are illegal immigrants and "shouldn't be in the
Originally posted by FlyersFan
BTW - MARG - your english is great. Don't get discouraged by
anything anyone says. I disagree with your position on the
war, but I'm glad you are able to express it so well.