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An argument against
Fountain Pens

You hands become covered in ink from the pen and undried ink on the page.
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An argument for
Fountain Pens

There is a feeling of laying ink on a page you get with using a fountain pen that you just don't get with a more modern pen.
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An argument against
Stephen King Novels

I have a deeply held belief that King is a sadist dedicated to creating likable characters that he later tortures and kills for not other reason than he relishes killing people. I believe his literary killings only serve as proxy for not torturing and killing living, breathing people.

Recently, I finished reading "Under the Dome" and...

***SPOILER ALERT***

...he tortures and kills everybody.

The End.
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An argument for
Advertising

Look over there to the left... see that Google ad? As long as you're not running an ad blocker that's what is paying to run this website. (If you are using an ad blocker, you owe us 30 cents.)
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An argument against
Baconnaise

I am so thoroughly disappointed by the reality of Baconnaise. It fails in its promise of delicious bacon, and replaces it with chemicals and LIES. There should be no such thing as a Bacon Product of the Week (on the 13GNE podcast) that is certified Kosher.
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An argument against
Conservatism and liberalism are not just differences of opinion, but different ways of thought processing.

What we, as Americans, call conservatism and liberalism are so close on the political spectrum as not to justify much of a difference at all. I think we all suffer from the "narcissism of small differences" where we invent wide chasms between the two sides of our political debates that don't really exist. Perhaps, if we peer outside our America-centric blinders and see how extreme and diverse politics can be in the rest of the world we would see how close our beliefs truly are.

If an alien fell out of the sky and landed in the middle of Congress, it wouldn't see any marked difference between an American "liberal" and an American "conservative". It would only see us for our delicious BRAINS!!!!
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An argument against
Google Wave

Very, very buggy at the moment and missing some very key features (like the ability to remove someone from a wave). I understand that they are diligently working on the project and it is very early on in the development cycle, but Google may have released this way too early, which may cause problems for its long term success.

Wave's credibility may be shot with all of the tech pundits complaining how half-baked it is and it will take considerable improvement to win over their hearts and minds when it is complete.
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An argument for
2012 (the Movie)

Remarkably good effects.
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An argument for
Google's Information Domination

At least for the moment, Google has taken a benevolent dictator approach to their domination of personal data. This domination has allowed them to create some of the most innovative and useful tools released on the web today, for which, we (their dutiful subjects) benefit.

Their motto "Don't Be Evil" is an indication that they, at least, have the intent to protect user's privacy.
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An argument against
Sarah Palin

WHEN THIS ARGUMENT IS REFUTED, I WILL DELETE THIS COMMENT

Look through the "FOR" list on the left. What don't you see? An argument FOR Sarah Palin, that's what. Every defense of her has nothing to do with her qualifications or abilities, they're only whining about everyone being so mean to poor, poor Sarah (or as Elwoodlaw calls her, "hot moose hunting governor").

Show us a reason "FOR" Sarah Palin, not just "NOT AGAINST" her!
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An argument against
Sarah Palin

I love her supporter's typical response to the "liberal media attacks" on their beloved. It's easy to say, "every politician, professor, speaker, interviewee, etc. has gaffes", while failing to notice the statistical regularity of them.

There seems to be an incredible amount of denial going on by her supporters. If a rational person points out the numerous occasions when Palin has attempted to prove her ignorance, they are told they are being overly critical or are sexist, or there is a "gross double standard". As if this is proof to refute the contrary. Not all criticism is politically motivated, sometimes it IS valid.

Sounding Stupid + Being "Folksy" ≠ Smart

Show me her IQ score, have her take a geography or civics test, or just have an interview with someone where she doesn't back up her platform with gut reaction, witticisms, and faith. Otherwise, I will stand by my belief that she is of diminished mental capacity, and I don't want anyone like that running their mouth, let alone the country.
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An argument for
Same Sex Marriage

To pretend that marriage in our modern society is anything but the outward expression of a couple's love for each other (ie: baby making, a cornerstone of stable families, etc.) is ridiculous. We don't live in a primitive village where we rely on our children to help with hunting, gathering, and taking care of the elderly.

Our country was founded on the precepts of individual rights and for anyone to deny those rights to a class of people is hypocritical and wrong.
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An argument for
Net Neutrality

For the same reason your electricity company can't tell you what kind of toaster to use, you should be protected from your ISP telling you what you can and can't do with the internet.
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An argument for
Monty Python

More than anything else Monty Python introduced modern English humor to their Yank cousins. Today, we're still amused by their legacy like The Office, Fawlty Towers, and anything with Ricky Gervais in it.
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An argument against
Premium Gasoline

There may need to be a third column on ArgueHow: "Depends". I think many people misunderstand Premium Gasoline and don't really know when (or if) it should be used. Some engine types run optimally with a higher octane content, but you shouldn't think that putting it into your POS will make the engine run any better.
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An argument against
Zombieland

Jesse Eisenberg is the most painful-to-watch actor who ever acted. He makes me want to go back to high school to beat him up.
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An argument against
Large Hadron Collider

The Higgs Boson doesn't want to be found. (See reference below)
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An argument against
Twitter

It seems to be nothing more than a communication tool to your fan club... if you had a fan club.
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An argument for
Ruby on Rails

Open source and free.
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An argument for
Ruby on Rails

Remarkably stable and secure.
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An argument against
Ruby on Rails

As with many frameworks, you have to know ALL of it to know ANY of it. Very steep learning curve.
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An argument against
Windows 7

Microsoft did not learn their lesson from Vista regarding the confusing number of editions. There are currently six on the market: Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise, and Ultimate.
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An argument against
Windows 7

Microsoft's marketing strategy for Windows 7 is awful/confusing/terrifying.
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An argument for
Windows 7

It runs very well on older hardware.
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An argument against
Nikon Digital SLRs

Nikon DOES use Ashton Kutcher for their ad spots.
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An argument against
Nikon Digital SLRs

Typically, they're more expensive than their Canon counterparts.
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An argument for
Nikon Digital SLRs

Nikon has always made their camera bodies much more ergonomic than their competitors. Their cameras always feel very natural in my hand.
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An argument against
Bluetooth Headsets

I never know if people are on the phone or are crazy and talking to themselves when walking down the street.
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An argument against
Punditry

There seems to be a direct relationship between the increase in punditry in the media with the polarization of the political system. The center is rapidly draining to the right and left because the talking heads push their audience further to the edges of the political spectrum.
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An argument for
School Uniforms

Wearing uniforms eliminate the distractions of personal dress including economic status.
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An argument against
Iran should be prohibited from developing uranium enrichment technology.

By who? One word: "Sovereignty".
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An argument against
Android Phones

Disconnected hardware ecosystem. Google's writing the software and other manufacturers are making the devices. Most handsets are klunky and poorly designed.
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An argument for
Android Phones

Most Andrioid phones have a physical keyboard, a must for some users.
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An argument for
Android Phones

Tethering.
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An argument against
Android Phones

Even though the operating system has shown a great deal of improvement since 1.0, it has still not achieved the polish of Apple's iPhone user experience.
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An argument for
Android Phones

A much more open market for applications than the iPhone. Developer's do not have to get anyone's permission to write an app for Android.
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An argument for
Graduate School

Many people get a master's for a subject they did not get their bachelor's in. For instance, one can get a degree in MIS, but then get a master's in Finance.
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An argument for
Graduate School

Most people earn their bachelor's before they have an idea what they really want to do. Going out after a few years of real world experience and getting a master's can supplement a now solid foundation of learning.
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An argument for
Making the Bed

If you're having guests over, it looks like an adult may live there.
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An argument for
Apple, Inc.

Incredibly durable devices. Will last for years without showing as much wear as competitors hardware.
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An argument against
Apple, Inc.

High cost of entry - fancy way of saying "expensive".
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An argument against
Bottled water

Single use bottles are wasteful and often not recycled.
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An argument against
Bottled water

Most brands of bottled water are filtered municipal water + a huge markup.
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An argument against
Neti Pots

It's voodoo hooey!
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An argument for
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Cheesesteaks.
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An argument against
Plastic Baby Bottles

It's not a breast
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An argument against
Plastic Baby Bottles

May contain BPA
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An argument for
Plastic Baby Bottles

They're cheap.
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An argument against
Coke Zero

It's nothing but chemicals
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An argument against
iPhone

Tethering still doesn't work in the US
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An argument against
Everclear

Everclear
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