courtesy of www.dividedwefail.com, though it says a lot about compromise, if you ask me.
When I created this spot nearly a year ago, my intention was to create a forum for the respectable exchange of ideas among educated individuals. To my great excitement, I got exactly that: multifaceted individuals who knew where they stood but were curious to learn about others and make their own ideas known. There were the occasional people who would refuse to listen and only talk, and there were the occasional users who would refuse to acknowledge a good point against them. But over all, I've enjoyed our lively discussions.
For a time, the debate spot was lacking in any real "debate." There...
Originally submitted for school on December 6, 2006.
PETA – Is It Really Ethical?
Who would think twice about questioning the motive of a nonprofit animal-loving organization with the word “ethical” in its title? The word “ethical” usually refers to someone who is doing the right thing. After all, who wouldn’t want to treat animals ethically?
I sat behind an avid PETA supporter one year in my high school English class. PETA, as I was later informed, was an acronym for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, and was an organization dedicated to saving animals and promoting veganism....