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Debate.Org User Information Bulletin (Official)

bsh1

Aloha!This debate, formerly known as the "Debate.Org Presidential Bulletin," is part of an effort I am making to reach out to more areas of the site and to update more users about site programs. I recognize many members may not frequently visit the forums, and so I conceived of this debate as an alternate way to disseminate information out into the larger DDO community. I will post information about several programs that users can avail themselves of in this debate,...

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92 Comments
Updated 6 Days Ago

Team Debate: Ban Violent Sports!!!

fire_wings

I was looking at my wins, and I went to my debate with yomana about violent sports. I said there would be another debate on this, but I must have forgotten, because it wasn't updated for a long time. Hayd was my expected partner on this, so if he still wants to accept, he can do so. Debate impossible to accept. If you accept without my permission: You lose the debate, and automatically forfeit the whole debate to m...

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44 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

God/Morality/Kalam/Abortion

illegalcombat

I am looking to debate the following topics. Please don't accept this debate, rather post in comments or pm the message you want to debate the topic. Also I would rather debate some one with at least a little experience in debating on DDO, cause I really don't want to have to explain how to do such and such... Also note, and I can't emphasise this enough, the comments section is not for people to come in and start arguing/preaching/making assertions regarding the issues involved in the propos...

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28 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

Capitalism is preferable to Socialism

harrytruman

Google docs are not a violation of conductI will argue that capitalism is a superior system to socialism, that capitalism is better fr the common man than socialism, and that capitalism is more sustainable than socialism.Capitalism- an economic system in which investment in and ownership of the means of production, distribution, and exchange of wealth is made and maintained chiefly by private individuals Socialism- an economic system where the ownership a...

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16 Comments
Updated 1 Day Ago

Debate: Churches ought to pay taxes

Hayd

Full resolution: Churches ought not be tax-exempt The debate is impossible to accept, apply in the comments if you are interested and I will send the challenge to the applicant of my choosing. First round is acceptance only. No new arguments in the final round....

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12 Comments
Updated 3 Days Ago

Black Lives Matters is Beneficial To American Society and Ending Racial Tension

J-Rivers

You may argue on your first posting and I will take up the defense or you may cede the first round and I will begin the argument. The debate is that the Black Lives Matter movement is beneficial to the US and to ending racial tension, that the actions, motives, and attitude of the leadership, prominent members and participants of the movement are bettering society. I am going to argue that the BLM movement is not beneficial and is actually detrimental to society....

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9 Comments
Updated 2 Days Ago

Fix "Mother" Earth - How can it be done?

psif

Can we fix "Mother" Earth"? If not, it is best to ignore this debate. There's no need for nihilism or negativity here. Serious inquiries and thoughts only. Persons between 30 and 70 only (sorry, but one day you will understand why). The hope is to somehow take this debate from word and eventually to action. This is my (psif) first debate, first opinion, first anything on the site. I don't care about this site or any persons on this site, my intention is invalid. If somehow action, a movement...

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9 Comments
Updated 4 Days Ago

On balance, human nature is more selfish than altruistic.

Tree_of_Death

Hello! This debate was my contribution to bsh1's Open Debate Topics List (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1vjcfkZzUpOkp0_9-3tczf8zDkBFNZ_1mgawcSXacIh4/edit), so I thought I might try it out. I have made this debate impossible to accept (I think), so apply in comments or send me a PM if you want to debate.Definitions:

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6 Comments
Updated 3 Days Ago

Equality and freedom are ideals, we are not all the same and are all bound by laws

AnthonyH

Equality is needed because we are concerned about injustice and each others obvious differences and freedom is needed we don't like feeling like we're being trapped or controlled. They're ideals, nothing more, something to strive for so that we don't fall into chaos. In reality we are all different in some way, and we are all bound by some law, whether by government or nature. So this is what these words mean to me (in social context). Equality - Equal rights and opportunity for all (re...

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6 Comments
Updated 46 Minutes Ago

Resolved: That individuals have a prima facie right to own firearms

ThinkBig

Resolved: That individuals have a prime facia right to own firearms. Rounds: R1. Pro's CaseR2. Con's Case, Pro rebuts Con's CaseR3. Con rebuts Pro's Case, Pro defends Pro's CaseR4. Con defends Con's Case, Pro rebuts Con's CaseR5. Con rebuts Pro's Case, Pro waives Rules 1. No forfeits2. Any citations or foot/end...

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6 Comments
Updated 3 Hours Ago