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  1. American's Avatar
  2. American's Avatar
    Belgian beers tend to be a little on the sour side for me.
  3. earthworm's Avatar
    The thing with our media is that it has no hatred and fear as our people do.
  4. kaya'08's Avatar
    I want a teddy
  5. Zyphlin's Avatar
    Don't really think its possible to "Win" the vast majority of times on a message board. Especially on a political one. So much of politics is about perception and even things that are "facts" can mean two different things to two different people. That doesn't even take into account that you can find "facts" often that say both things. Want "facts" that gay parents are okay? Sure we got them. "Facts" that they're bad, people have those too. Low taxes increase government revenue? Decrease government revenue? Got facts for both. Regulation is good? There's examples. Regulation is bad? There's examples. Some may think certain facts or evidence are "worse" or "questionable" but even that is often times in the eye of the beholder. Ultimately most arguments can't be "won", not in a traditional sense.

    I say majority of the time because there is one way to win, and its rare. And that's when you actually convince someone from the other side or that's on the wall to come over and agree with your side on a particular issue in a complete way. I've seen it happen a few times, primarily with well reasoned debate with reputable sources, a polite and persuasive argument, and an appeal to some form of rationality that the other individual actually cares about. However as I said, this is the exception not the rule.