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Individuals with severe mental illness (SMI) should be forced into treatment

Bruc
neurotic1

Severe mental illness (SMI) is defined as severe bipolar or schizophrenia. 1. Individuals with SMI have impaired awareness of their illness. Most do not realize that they are sick, and therefore don't seek treatment. 2. Not treating individuals with SMI leads to homelessness. Is it fair to leave those who are not aware of their own illness living in the streets and eating out of garbage cans? 3. 10% of all homicides in the United States are committed by individuals with SMI. 99% of those ho...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Why should students not be allowed to use social networking sites

EmilyElaine
Tuft64

Today's debate is, Why should students not be allowed to use social networking sites. I will speak to you about why students SHOULD NOT be allowed to use social networking sites as it decreases a students potential to do well in school, is putting the student at risk of being scammed, and because the student could be stalked or lured into meeting a stranger at a private place....

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Legalization of Recreational Marijuana

katiesnappy
Kumquatodor

The legalization on marijuana for recreational purposes will only amplify rates of drug usage among individuals at all ends of the age spectrum. Psychologically, legalizing marijuana would send the message that using it would be acceptable, which it clearly generates more complications than it solves. From a legal standpoint, laws would need to be altered in order to accommodate for committing or engaging in criminal activity under the influence of marijuana. Needless to say, our tax-payer funde...

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Updated 11 Months Ago

The NSA shouldn't spy on people

iruini09
tlarxrocks1

The NSA should continue with their work for two reasons. My first contention is the NSA only spy on criminals and people associated with them. They listen in on those phone calls to get information about crimes and prevent them. They are making the world a better, safer place. If they didn't listen in on phone calls, there would be a lot more crimes. Although it is an invasion of privacy, it helps to catch criminals. You need to weigh the pros and cons of this issue. Pro:The government finds out...

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Updated 11 Months Ago

Is the word "racist" too overused in middle and high schools?

Swiftwoof
grayger

I believe that the word racist is too overused. All you have to say is something about a "white chair" and they call you a racist. Is it really racist? Is it even necessary? Nope. I think it is just a word commonly introduced to the people overusing it and it's really easy to point out. Do you agree?...

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Updated 6 Months Ago

Who has the best poetic taste?

wildcat101
DauntlessWarrior

I shall wait for my opponent. She will choose the style of the first poem, and we shall go from there. Here we go DW, show me what you got...

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Updated 6 Months Ago

Should the moon be used as a landfill?

lw0479
JacobG

As more harmful nuclear waste is generated and landfills begin to over flow, is it time to use the final frontier as the final landfill?...

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Updated 6 Months Ago

Skeptics Should Argue with Theists

SweeneyTodd
nayme

Should the skeptical society continue to debate with theists and creationists on the existence of God and the issues within theology? Right now I am Pro but am open to be either side, so if anyone wants to be Pro, I can gladly switch to Con. Religious people don't often listen to what skeptics have to say. Should the atheist community continue to educate these people, or are we just wasting time? Is it pointless? Should we be concerned about other, more important issues rather than who believes...

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Updated 4 Months Ago

Should potential customers have access to companies' financial data?

EddieEddie
Silvana

Sporadically a debate starts about whether companies should be allowed to customize their marketing strategies and even their product based on the highly personal data about their potential customers that they nevertheless get from the customers themselves. Now, such information might be given indirectly, via social media, but it is still given to the companies who tend to make use of it, altering products and marketing ways to suit their customers.However, it is rarely asked if...

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Updated 1 Day Ago

Difficulty in developing of alternative energy sources

goldman
DebateIsTheEssenceOfLife

Global warming is threatening our life, natural environment and modern civilization these days. Many countries and communities of the world are seriously tackling in developing new energy sources like solar, wind and atomic energies. However, I believe their efforts and endeavours are facing serious and difficult problems to promote for the introduction of new alternative energy sources replacing with fossile energies. I hope someone who is interested in this problem accept this debate....

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Updated 2 Years Ago