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The US Penny Should be Taken out of Service

Pokemonzr
o0jeannie0o

I have not debated on this website for a long time. Glad to be back! Moving on, this is the debate of the topic: "The US Penny Should be Taken Out of Service." The first round is simply for acceptance. Rules: 1) No trolling/semantics. 2) No offensive content/swearing 3) Keep arguments within the spirit of debate/no personal attacks. In the event of a rule being broken by either side, it will result in an automatic loss. I eagerly await an opponent....

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4 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Poverty Revenue Policy

Annjam
the_untold

My Poverty Revenue Policy would impose a annual tax on foreign citizens that work abroad in foreign countries not of origin to finance charitable expenditures in third world underdeveloped populations. The Poverty Revenue Policy would finance charitable expenditures such as medical charities, food distribution, public housing, social services, infrastructure, and much more. The Poverty Revenue Policy would not target any specific racial groups but is aimed at Foreign Residents that live and work...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Zaradi's Prized Tournament: Resource Extraction in Developing Nations

bsh1
bossyburrito

PrefaceThis is for the second round of Zaradi's Prized Debate Tournament [1]. I think this should be a fun debate, and I look forward to have an interesting and engaging discussion with bossy. I also want to thank Zaradi for hosting this tournament, and for all of the effort he put in, and is putting in, to this endeavor.There is a 2,500 ELO floor for voting on this debate. I would also ask that bossy wait a full 48 hours prior to posting his accepta...

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40 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Speed Debate: Communism

Conspiracyrisk
A341

I am starting my own thing called speed debating (yes, a parody of speed dating.) We will each only have fifteen minutes to post an argument for each round. If you forfeit any round without a good excuse, you will lose. Voters, please keep this rule in mind. Contender, you may put your excuse in the comments. If I accept it, I will say so in my argument, or the comments if the debate has finished. Here is how the rounds will go down: Round 1: Opening Statements Only (No Arguments) Round 2:...

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Smaller First World Countries are Better than Larger First World Countries

frankdavie2
Texas14

I will argue that smaller first world countries are better than larger first world countries.Definition of 'smaller first world country' - Any country on the list linked below under the population of ten million.http://www.nationsonline.org/oneworld/first_world.htmDefinition of 'larger first world country' - Any country on the list linked below over the population of ten million,

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Updated 1 Week Ago

Should the minimum wage be raised?

GVMSDEBATE
Sosoconfused

The minimum wage should not be raised. Currently the minimum wage is $7.25. If this is raised what will happen? Well it's common sense. If I own a chain fast food restaurant and my goal is a cheap healthy option o the go food wise. I pay my employees minimum wage. Now lets look at the problem in my business I will be forced to fire a portion of my employees or throw away the goal in my restaurant because I would have to raise prices of my food just to pay a bill. How does raising the minimum wag...

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Stop the Minting of the American Penny

Pythasis
Gackhammer

I believe that the American penny, for many reasons, serves no real purpose in our modern world, and we should cease minting it as soon as possible.First round is for acceptance only.Definitions:American Penny: the one cent coin currently used for the USD (United States Dollar, $).Mint: to make a coin....

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11 Comments
Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Should Taxes Be Raised Exponentially For The Rich

TheCynicalDebater
ResponsiblyIrresponsible

Should taxes be raised exponentially for the richest Americans? Round 1 is acceptance....

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Updated 2 Weeks Ago

Resolved: The evidence supports the Abortion-Crime link

16kadams
Nivek

== Clarification == For those unaware, there has been a supposed link between abortion and crime rates. The argument can be found in Freakonomics and Levitt and Donahue 2001. As the theory goes, as abortion becomes liberalized, crime rates will decrease. == Rules == 1. Forfeiting a round will be counted as a concession 2. Arguments should be visible within the debate, sources can be placed in an outside link if needed 3. PRO will have the BOP to prove that abortion decreases crime...

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17 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Resolved: I am hungry

DaChinky88
Mattyyy

Give me food...

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2 Comments
Updated 2 Months Ago