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About Me:I am an idealist, a romantic, and a dreamer, who is increasingly skeptical that his ideals can be clung to, that his romantic notions will be shared, and that his dreams can be realized.
Activities:I occasionally debate, though not as much as I used to. I don't play or mod mafia much either, and I rarely vote. I just don't have the energy for that stuff. Tbh, I don't really know why I am here. Please DO NOT ask me to vote on your debates or to debate you. You can ask me to play mafia, but only if you're desperate for a player.
Beliefs:Nativism teaches us to fear. It teaches us that the other is scary and dangerous and must be resisted. This fear teaches us to feel angry, angry that the other poses this danger, angry that not enough is being done to stop it. And this anger, in its turn, teaches us to hate. It teaches us to hate the other for being the cause of our anger and fear, for being so contemptable, for being so different. And this hatred causes us to see the other as less than ourselves, as worthy of treatment that we would object to were we treated that way. We become numb to everything we share, but all too attuned to everything we don't. Nativism's lure is an appeal so base and toxic in nature that it precludes--over time--the consideration of love. And that's why I reject it, in the strongest possible terms. Hate should never win.
Books:Naomi - The Joys of Motherhood - Pride and Prejudice - Harry Potter - The Hobbit - The Dresden Files - The Kite Runner - Heir to the Empire Trilogy
Movies:Star Wars - Avatar - The Hobbit - Star Trek: Wrath of Khan - Star Trek: First Contact
Music:EDM - Funk - Jazz - Electropop - Dance-pop - House (Tropical, Deep, Progressive) - Future Bass - Anti-folk - Indie-pop - Blues Rock - Alternative R&B - Dream-pop - Doo-wop - Jazz-pop - Disco-pop
Quotes:[For a list of my favorite Quotes from DDO, see the link in my "Website" Summary]

"Do, or do not; there is no try." - Yoda

"The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers." - Princess Leia

"So this is how liberty dies? With thunderous applause." - Padme Amidala

"Violence is the last refuge of the incompetent." - Isaac Asimov

"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched--they must be felt with the heart." - Helen Keller

"A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous." - Ingrid Bergman

"Love is when the other person's happiness is more important than your own." - H.J. Brown, Jr.
TV Shows:Star Trek (in this order: DS9, TNG, TOS, ENT, TAS, and VOY) - Law and Order (the original, SVU, and UK) - BBC World News - The Rachel Maddow Show
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LIVE DEBATE: Right to Housing

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FaustThe21st

IntroFaust accepted my open debate challenge to do a live debate and selected the housing topic and the Con position. This is a live, Lincoln-Douglas-style debate, which makes it all the more exciting for me, since I don't get to do these often anymore. This debate is scheduled to take place today (7/15/2017) around 11:30pm, EST.Since not all judges are familiar with the LD format or with live debates in general, I have nominated some judges who I believe are more qualified than most to adjudica...

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LIVE DEBATE: Qualified Immunity

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sayvillees

IntroSayvillees accepted my open debate challenge to do a live debate and selected the Qualified Immunity topic and the Pro position. This means I will be arguing as a devil's advocate, which should be fun and entertaining. This is a live, Lincoln-Douglas-style debate, which makes it all the more exciting. This debate is scheduled to take place today (7/12/2017) around 11:45pm, EST.Since not all judges are familiar with the LD format or with live debates in general, I have nominated some judges...

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Free Speech on Public Colleges

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Romanii

IntroRomanii applied to debate me on this topic and on these sides through my "You Choose the Topic" debate challenge. As an interesting bit of trivia, if Romanii accepts this debate, this would be our 7th time debating each other. I think that this topic is particularly interesting and timely, and I look forward to engaging him on the subject. He's an excellent debater, and I look forward to a fun round.In order to ensure quality judging, I have nominated the following judges: Tej, FT, Whitefla...

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Nuclear Power

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Smooosh

IntroSmooosh applied to debate me on this topic and on these sides through my "You Choose the Topic" debate challenge. I am looking forward to an excellent round!In order to ensure quality judging, I have nominated the following judges: Tej, Hayd, Whiteflame, Warren, Max, and Danielle. Those judges, by accepting this debate, agree to set aside their personal views on the topic and to adjudicate the round as impartially as they can; they also agree to refrain from discussing their vote or the out...

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Qualified Immunity

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Hayd

IntroHayd asked for people who were willing to debate old LD topics with him, and I was happy to volunteer myself. I don't believe Hayd and I have debated yet, so this should be a wonderful opportunity to do so--he is an excellent debater, and I look forward to our upcoming exchange.As this topic involves a controversial subject on which people may or may not have strong opinions, I have opted to nominate a judging panel of people I know to be qualified, to reduce the chance of judging bias. Tho...

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