Those convicted of anti-Semitic hate crimes should be forced to promote Jewish businesses

brian_eggleston
Stephen_Hawkins

The punishment should fit the crime and that's why, as part of their sentence, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other people found guilty of anti-Semitic hate crimes should be forced to promote Jewish-owned businesses in their local communities. But how, in practice, would this worthy notion be achieved? Well, Jewish businessmen enjoy a well-deserved reputation for honest, straightforward dealing: potential customers and clients know they can rely upon a Jew to provide excellent service and...

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It's time for English-Americans to assert their ethnic identity

brian_eggleston
Travniki

There are lots of Americans that self-identify themselves of belonging to a particular ethnic group, and they have established national associations to represent their interests. These include: The Cuban-American National Foundation (1); The Polish-American Association (2); National Italian-American Forum (3); The Irish-American Society (4); The Norwegian-American Foundation (5) and The German-American Heritage Foundation (6). I could go on, but you get the idea. However, so oppressed are Eng...

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The media should portray Adele's body image more responsibly

brian_eggleston
Stephen_Hawkins

Last week, writing in an Italian newspaper, fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld described pop singer Adele as "a little too fat". (1) Herr Lagerfeld's remarks were, of course, outrageous: Adele is not a little too fat, she's much too fat. This matters because Adele is a bad role model for young girls who might think that being overweight is no barrier to becoming a successful female pop singer as a result of the positive media coverage of this voluminous vocalist. Just last weekend, for examp...

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Israel and Iran - lannan13's Tourney

ConservativePolitico
brian_eggleston

I will be arguing the position that Israel is justified in a strike against Iran's nuclear program. Con will be arguing that Israel is not justified in such an act. This is for lannan13's winter tournament. I hope for a great debate....

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The US should introduce a system of ennoblement

brian_eggleston
imabench

Distinguished gentlemen in Britain do not go by the common-or-garden titles of Mister and Missus: rather they are addressed as Sir, Lord, Baron, Earl, Duke, Marquis, Count or Viscount and distinguished ladies are addressed by those titles' female counterparts. Meanwhile, across the Atlantic in one of Britain's former colonies, distinguished Americans are not set apart from ordinary citizens by their titles and A-list celebrities, former politicians, captains of industry, financially-privilege...

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The obese should be made to wear odour-combatting undergarments in pubs and bars

brian_eggleston
wierdman

Now that many countries have banned smoking in pubs and bars the dominant smell is no longer that of tobacco smoke, instead it is the all-pervading stench of intestinal gases that have leaked out of certain customers' pants.Obviously, because the obese eat far more than average they naturally emit more gases than normal people - and these emissions needs to be mitigated.The most simple method would be to produce undergarments from convert...

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The UK should send a military task force to the South Atlantic to deter Argentinean aggression

brian_eggleston
ConservativePolitico

Clearly the Argentinean government's memories of their country's failed attempt to seize the Falkland Islands in 1982 (1) have faded because, once again, Argentina has turned its beady little eyes to the islands, this time no doubt with the intention of getting their grubby hands on the oil reserves that have recently been discovered off the coast of this British Overseas Territory. (2,3) This treacherous bunch of tango-dancing greasers has belligerently laid siege to the Falklands by instiga...

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It is better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all

brian_eggleston
imabench

The hero of this story is a young man: a modest, kind, intelligent, witty, charming, tall and handsome chap called Cuthbert. Cuthbert excelled at sport, drove a convertible sports car, lived in a penthouse apartment in central London and had a well-paid job. Now, one evening, at a high society party, he met a well-bred young lady whose face shone like the moon and whose body was nubile and shapely, and whose name was Felicity. Felicity was caring, sensitive, demure, bright, a talented musicia...

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It's time to rid England's countryside of Neolithic gay porn

brian_eggleston
LiberalHoyaLawya

Unsuspecting families visiting Cerne Abbas in Dorset, England, will be sickened to the pits of their stomachs if they happen to glance upwards and see the 180ft figure of a sexually-aroused man that was cut into a nearby hillside by stone age gays. (1,2) These filthy prehistoric pornographers obviously didn't care about offending decent, law-abiding tourists in the future by subjecting them to the sight of an obscene giant gay with a 30ft erection and, disgracefully, the authorities today hav...

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A Rolling Stone gathers no moss

Chrysippus
brian_eggleston

A Rolling Stone gathers no moss.I am currently undergoing a series of scholarly debates over the authenticity and reliability of certain well-known proverbs. I have recently debated "Ignorance is Bliss," http://www.debate.org/debates/Ignorance-is-Bliss/3/ and proved that it is not; and I just finished debating whether a bird in...

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