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We should a limited number of voters or limeted time on www.debate.org

iamsano
repete21

I know most people here including myself are here to learn and dont really mind losing or winning a debate. Instead I wanna learn from others. I just think that during the voting period, we should have a limited numbers of voters or days to decide the winner and the loser. This will make the whole debating thing exciting... because right now it is not limited and you must keep checking all the time to know if there is any change. Thanks...

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9 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

The Madeline Mccann kidnapping was abused and exaggerated by the media, which led to harm.

iluvdb8
AK-47debater

On. May 4th, 2007 Madeline Mccann was reported snatched from the ground story of her condo at a resort in southern portugal, while her two-year-old twin brothers and her were sleeping, and her parents were out of the condo eating dinner. Immediately, with at first positive help from the parents, aired multiple stories about the kidnapping on british and portuguese television. Soon after, the media attached itself to the story and reported every move by the police, speech by the Mccanns, and rema...

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4 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Iran presents a real threat to the welfare of the United states and the world

Chuckles
clsmooth

I believe Iran presents a true threat to the welfare of the united states and in fact the world. The reasons i present to support this statement are: 1. Nuclear Capability 2. Terrorist Funds 3. Religion 1. While there was a report that said Iran stopped pursuing nuclear weapons in 2003, there are other reports (notice it's plural) from both the US and Israel and more, that estimate Iran will have the capability to produce Nuclear Weapons (NWs) ranging from as early as 2009 to almost 2020....

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13 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Stopping Illegal Immigration

mostatebears17
philosopherpirate

In America right now there are aproximately 12 million illegal immigrants. Now my posistion on this topic is that there should be some sort of military force guarding our borders rather than a bunch of volunteers called the Border Patrol. If we had some National Guard troops or active Army troops on the border Illegal Immigration will almost drop to zero. Our Boder Patrol is tired, civilians, and they just can't get the job done with the limited resources they have. T.J. Bonner of the Nation...

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9 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

There should be a debate section for philosophy and "other" topics.

longjonsilver
cjet79

Philosophy: Debate is an integral portion of philosophy and I would love to have debates on ethics, political philosophy, free will, etc. but there is not a section. "Other": Because it would be conceded and closed-minded to think that you can create a list of all possible debate categories. After all. I couldn't even find a legitimate category to put this topic....

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13 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

The media should have more restraints on what kind of pictures they take.

chadn2n
kvaughan

In the past couple of years there has been a problem with the media taking pictures of celebrities. Some of these pictures have been spotting up their skirt, down their shirt, or completely naked in the privacy of their home. Me personally, I believe that we need a lot more restraints on what is published in newspapers and on the net. I do not believe people should be able to make money off of a picture of a naked celebrity. If it was of any normal person than the person could be arrested. I thi...

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1 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

open voting on debate.org should be abolished or curtailed

kvaughan
Darth_Grievous_42

I've been skimming the arguments here and I notice a common trend. People who have interesting, but controversial opinions tend to start their arguments with "PLEASE ACTUALLY READ THIS INSTEAD OF JUST VOTING AGAINST MY POSITION". It is really sad that these kind of statements are necessary. Thus, I suggest that debate.org appoint moderators who can patrol debates and vote on the winner. These people would be the cream of the debate.org crop or simply people well versed in argumentation and th...

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10 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

Jessica's Law

ischuldt
bhman31289

Jessica's law forces every single person charged with brutal child molestation into one of two categories. Mandatory minimum of 25 years in prison, or innocent. The reality is that most of these people probably deserve something in the way of 7-15 years depending on all the factors, which is what they were getting prior to Jessica's Law. There will always be a few people who get off lighter then they diserve no matter what the crime is, but mandatory minimums will actually make the problem wo...

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4 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

I think for the job that they do enlisted soldiers deserve more pay.

kels1123
goldspurs

I am debating enlisted soldiers only because I do not know enough about officers and their pay scale. Also I am not debating that they signed up for it , so that is the pay they deserve. I do not think that enlisted soldiers get enough pay for the sacrifices they make. We need an army and we need soldiers. They protect our country. Soldiers must follow all orders no matter what. Soldiers have to miss holidays, bdays, births of their children, anniversaries, graduations, weddings, etc. They have...

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16 Comments
Updated 6 Years Ago

UN Resolution 1674 should be invoked to stop the genocide in Gaza

brian_eggleston
cto09

‘Tis the season of peace and goodwill to all men! Well, not according to the Israelis it would seem. As Jewish Israeli families celebrate Hanukkah by feasting, exchanging gifts and generally making merry, their neighbours in Gaza, already desperately short of the basic necessities of life, are being bombarded by Israeli Air Force jets and, with no way of defending themselves, are being murdered in their hundreds every day. So while Jewish children in Israel are joyfully opening their pr...

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5 Comments
Updated 5 Years Ago