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The decision to not indict Officer Darren Wilson was justifiably correct


1st round acceptance 2nd round arguments 3rd round arguments and rebuttals 4th round conclusions No Racism or abusive language No trolling As I'm still quite inexperience please no bombarding of information. Note: I'm not saying the death of Michael Brown is not justifiable, it is sad that a young man like him has departed. But I feel inclined to inform people why the decision was made about the indiction trial....

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Is the Ferguson uproar really about Michael Brown?


Resolved: the riots in Ferguson are not necessarily about the killing of Michael Brown, but is the result of long-standing racial tensions in St. Louis. Debate layout: Round 1 is for acceptance. Round 2 is for arguments. Round 3 is for closing statements. I thank Pro in advance for accepting and for a good debate! Good luck!...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Protective Edge was justified, and was conducted with professionalism


I will argue in this debate that Protective Edge (name of the latest Israeli military operation in Gaza Strip, and, to a lesser extent, in the West Bank) was justified, and was also conducted with professionalism and moderation . First round for acceptance Second round for the argumentation Third round for rebuttal and counter-argumentation Last round for conclusion...

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Updated 1 Month Ago

The USFG should give military aid to the Nigerian government to fight Boko Haram


Hello! First round is for acceptance, 2nd new arguments (no rebuttals), 3rd is for arguments and rebuttals, and 4th is for conclusion (no new arguments). Thank you!...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Don't you think the Boston Bombing was over hyped?


First of all, I understand and acknowledge that the Boston bombing was a terrible event which never should have occurred. But don't you ever stop and think that a big deal is being made out of something substantially smaller? People were even thinking this could be compared to 9/11. On the same day 42 people die in an earthquake in Iraq. But does that receive even a tenth of what the Boston bombings received. No. This can't be defended....

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Updated 1 Year Ago

In defense of evil part 1: The Unabomber was justified in his actions.


Definitions; Justified: to prove or show to be just, right, or reasonable The word reasonable is highly subjective so for the purposes of this debate , I will be arguing that the Unabomber was just or right. When I say the Unabomber's actions I'm specifically referring to the ones that made headlines before his real name was known by the public. If you don't qualify to accept this tournament but can show you will be a worthy oppon...

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Updated 10 Months Ago

9/11: All conspiracy theories about 9/11 are painfully false.


If anyone out there believes an alternate reality of the events of 9/11 and thinks they can prove it, I challenge you. If you believe the US government was behind it, it was a controlled demolition, there were no planes, it was a space beam, Larry Silverstein did it, or it was done so we could go to war in the middle east, or any other crazy theory, please prove it....

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Updated 2 Months Ago

This house believes that privatization of news broadcasts has harmed society


This house believes that privatization of news broadcasts has harmed society. Privatization: The transfer of ownership, property or business from the government to the private sector. News Broadcasts- Mass media which aims to inform the public of important events, and provide relevant social commentary. Society- The greater mass of people. Debate format- 1st round, acceptance. 2nd round- Arguments/ opening statements 3rd round- Rebuttal, no new arguments 4th round- Clo...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Should gay & lesbian marriages be legalized in India?


Today India is a powerful country in various fields, but still there are various issues related to same sex marriages. Recently, the Supreme Court of India ruled homosexuality to be a criminal offence . MY CASE :- Gay or a lesbian does not change the fact that they are human and they have equal rights too. though, sometimes it may be shocking for one to meet such a personality at first, but later it will subside and we will get used to it. we must not look down upon people such because they...

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Updated 11 Months Ago

Devyani Khobragade: US was wrong, but India is being immature !!


Devyani Khobragade treated her houseworker as a wage slave and expected to get away with it. That is ridiculous, as is her lawyer's excuse that she can't afford to pay the minimum wage ($1600/month). if you can't pay for the child, don't have one. The US treatment of her is ridiculous as well. She is a diplomat and deserves a few extra perks, being detained diplomatically and not having strip searches for a crime that wouldn't require it. If she were caught smuggling something, a cavity searc...

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Updated 11 Months Ago