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Should social networks be closed?

20120506
IliyaS

Nowadays, many young people use social network, and forget about real communication with real people....

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55 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Foster Care Reform

Secryte
Controverter

The fact that foster care has crumbled should not come as much a surprise to anyone that has done their homework, rather the question now is should the foster care be reformed? There are many ways that foster care can be reformed, from all aspects of the social workers to the foster parents, and it is my belief that amid everything going on today that foster care should be a top priority for the national government and our local state governments. Who would like to oppose this?...

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4 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

Wife vs Husband Round 3!!!!

squirtdonthurt
thekelseyc

I am playing the wife again as Pro..... Con will default be Husband. Rules are same as Round 1 and 2 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED THAT YOU READ AT LEAST ROUND 1 or 2 to understand flow of debate ROUND 1 http://www.debate.org/debates/WIFE-vs-HUSBAND-ROUND-1/1/ Scenario Round 1 Create a name for your wife and Husband.....Then present continuous arguments based upon hypothetical scenario that is given Round 2 though 4 respond back and forth to arguments Round 5 Final argument, then pro...

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3 Comments
Updated 2 Years Ago

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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2 Comments
Updated 1 Year 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 8 Months Ago

Abortion

DanPeter
400spartans

Pro-life doesn't take away a women's choice.You commented, "It's the mom who gets to decide. She may not want to have a baby, for reasons unknown." as to why you are for abortion. Why should the mom decide whether the baby will live or die? It's certainly not the mothers choice once the baby has been born. It sounds a little harsh, but the mother can choose whether she wants a baby before she gets pregnant. Of course people often have "unplanned pregnancies" but we a...

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2 Comments
Updated 4 Months Ago

Should the Political and Social Opinions of Minors be Considered Seriously?

bman7720
Afterdark

Being a minor myself, I often run into the issue of "you just believe what your parents believe." However, in this society where the media is so readily available, teenagers are more informed than ever before, and perhaps their opinions could provide some insight and bring forth positive change. This debate has no structure, argue as you wish, and anyone can accept....

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4 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

"rape" to be or not to be a gender-specific offence

frankbonn
GildedBindings

rape is a gender specific offence and it is mostly commited by men against women....

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Electric cars should be adopted, while limiting gas-powered cars

Wolf_Fang
jprice19

First round will be opening hellos. My 1AC will focus on stock issues, which are signposted. This debate format may look foreign to some, but it is a commonly used system in the U.S. for highschool/college classroom debates. I look forward to clear and organized debate, and wish the best of luck to my opponent....

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Updated 1 Month Ago