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Online:2 Weeks Ago Name:Joshua Merrell
Updated:6 Months Ago Gender:Male
Joined:5 Years Ago Birthday:September 8, 1991
President:Barack Obama (Democratic Party) Email:- Private -
Ideology:Liberal Education:Some College
Party:Not Saying Ethnicity:White
Relationship:In a Relationship Income:$25,000 to $35,000
Interested:No Answer Occupation:Technical
Looking:Networking Religion:Agnostic
About Me:"Three passions, simple but overwhelmingly strong, have governed my life: the longing for love, the search for knowledge, and unbearable pity for the suffering of mankind." - Bertrand Russell
Activities:Chess, philosophy, mathematics, logic, politics, programming, game theory, data science
Beliefs:"I believe in using words, not fists. I believe in my outrage knowing people are living in boxes on the street. I believe in honesty. I believe in a good time. I believe in good food. I believe in sex." - Bertrand Russell
Books:200% of Nothing
Music:Big Makk, Vivaldi, Eminem, Handel, Tchaikovsky, Dr. Dre, Kevin Rudolph, Howard Shore
Quotes:"No one who cannot rejoice in the discovery of his own mistakes deserves to be called a scholar." - Donald Foster

"The world is full of magical things waiting for our wits to grow sharper." - Bertrand Russell

"The folly of mistaking a paradox for a discovery, a metaphor for a proof, a torrent of verbiage for a spring of capital truths, and oneself for an oracle, is inborn in us." - Paul Valery

"The more original a discovery, the more obvious it seems afterwards." - Arthur Koestler

"A hallucination is a fact, not an error; what is erroneous is a judgment based upon it." - Bertrand Russell
TV Shows:Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black, The Newsroom, House of Cards, The West Wing
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College:
Tarrant County College District, Undergraduate Class of 2014
Fort Worth, Texas, United States

The United States should re-instate the ban on Elephant Trophies

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TooBigRabbits

The United States should not have legalized the importation of Elephant trophies, and should re-instate it as soon as possible. First round: acceptance. Note: please accept the debate only if you believe the united states was right to legalize the importation of elephant trophies. This is a response to a recent policy, not an abstract philosophical exercise....

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Jill Stein would make a better president than Hillary Clinton

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42lifeuniverseverything

I believe Jill Stein would make a better president than Hillary Clinton, by- Establishing honest, respectful communication with American citizens and allies;- Protecting the natural ecosystems of the planet,- Investing in art, science, education, and public infrastructure; and- Heeding the voices of financially independent academics.This broad topic need not be limited to these bullets, I am simply providing ground on which we can begin.If you do not meet the debate's requirements, I am happy to...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Jill Stein would make a better president than Bernie Sanders

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theseus23

I believe Jill Stein would make a better president than Bernie Sanders, by - using more economically productive methods for wealth reallocation, - addressing human rights more expansively throughout the globe, and - taking stronger, more efficient measures to curb and adjust to climate change.This broad topic need not be limited to these bullets, I am simply providing ground on which we can begin.If you do not meet the debate's requirements, I am happy to override them after...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Hate Speech is Constitutionally Protected

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JDiamond

This debate caught my attention:Hate Speech is Constitutionally Protected [1]And I think Pro did a better job. However, I'd like to give this debate a try as Con.So. Round 1, acceptance.1. http://www.debate.org/debates/Hate-Speech-is-Constitutionally-Protected/1/ ...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Undocumented immigrants are a net benefit to the United States

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VeritasUSA

First round, acceptance....

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Updated 2 Years Ago
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Tied:10
Won:5
Win Ratio:41.67%
Percentile:96.24%
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