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The use of torture is justified in ticking time bomb situations.

RoyLatham
jopo

For the purposes of this debate "torture" is defined as those methods of interrogation revealed as being used by the CIA on GITMO detainees. These methods include physical and psychological stress, the most severe being water boarding. The methods are non-lethal. An ABC News article describes the methods, at least in general: [1. http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/Investigation/story?id=1322866.] The article says tha...

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54 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Should Marijuana be legalized

Ariesx
64bithuman

Round 1 is for acceptance, Round 2 is for Cases, Round 3 is for Rebuttals, Round 4 is for Defense I will be attacking marijuana legalization. Good Luck to my opponent....

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2 Comments
Updated 5 Months Ago

A philosophy degree is useful

Sargon
Raisor

AveThis debate will be about whether a philosophy major is useful. The standard for usefulness will be 'A perfectly rational person would recognize it as useful'. The winner of the debate will be the person who proves their case beyond a preponderance of the evidence. General DDO expectations of c...

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33 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Are Men more descriminated against than Women?

Flower9999
Lee001

Yes, they are. It is a common myth that women have it worse off than men in the world. You expect us to protect you, provide financial support, and pay the bills at the end of the day? If you really wanted equality, you could work hard to achieve it yourself. At my work recently, I have noticed some of my female co-workers getting promoted quite a bit due to them blurting with my boss. This infuriates me, because there is nothing I can do about it, and it is cheating to move up in society that w...

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16 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Everyone should have a religion

CaptainDogma
Ariesx

If you will take this debate put "ACCEPT" and then make your argument. If not simply put "DENIED" and just leave it there. Now for the rules:ROUND 1:ARGUMENT PHASE this round isn't worth any points, but it will start things up. We're not making any rebuttals, but we are making our own argument. ROUND 2:REBUTTAL STAGE this round is worth 2 points for whoever refutes more points.ROUND 3:ARGUMENT PHASE(2) this round IS worth points and it's all about execution, and whoever makes the more compelling...

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7 Comments
Updated 7 Months Ago

Abortion

Vox_Veritas
AdelaiRickman

Rules: In this debate I will conduct myself as Con on the issue of abortion. My opponent is to conduct his/her self as Pro on the issue of abortion. First Round is for acceptance. Burden of Proof is shared....

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14 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Police officers should be more friendly

Wylted
DarkHazard

1,000 characters. 3 hours between arguments. Do not accept the debate if you can't handle this. Full Resoltion: Police Officers should be friendly and polite when approaching citizens on the job in most circumstances. Background: Often police officers can come across as rude, they are often short with people and skip the pleasentries as they say. Some people really dislike cops because of their bad attitude and think there is absolutely no harm in an officer being polite...

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3 Comments
Updated 1 Month Ago

Abortion should be illegal

OtakuJordan
whiteflame

Thank you in advance for accepting, Con.As Pro, I shall be arguing that abortion should be illegal with no exceptions. Abortion shall be defined in this debate as "a medical procedure used to end a pregnancy and cause the death of the fetus."[1]The first round will be for acceptance. Trolling and insults will result in a full seven-point loss.Sources1. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/abortion

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42 Comments
Updated 1 Year Ago

Was Darren Wilson justified to shoot Michael Brown?

Sabras
csinger

First round- Basic outline Second round- Main arguments Third round- Rebuttals and closing statement Hello! I strongly believe that Officer Darren Wilson was justified to shoot Michael Brown. I further believe that the race of Michael Brown did not play a role in the shooting and therefore, did not affect the Officers judgement when deciding to pull the trigger....

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1 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago

Do violent video games cause violence?

Betsy123
beachgirl67

Playing video games could be compared to smoking. "A single cigarette won"t cause lung cancer, but smoking over weeks or months or even years, will increase the risk of lung cancer. According to Brad Bushman, professor of communication and psychology, In the same way constant exposure to violent video games may may have an effect of aggression....

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1 Comments
Updated 3 Months Ago