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tvellalott
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The Contender
mongeese
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12 Points

I will not contradict myself

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/18/2010 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Voting Period
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tvellalott

Pro

Contradiction: http://en.wikipedia.org...

Rules:
1. In Rounds 1-3, CON will ask PRO ten Yes/No questions.
2. In Rounds 2-4, PRO will answer all of CON's questions with Yes, No, or an explanation as to why neither answer would be completely correct.
3. In Rounds 2-4, CON can point out any contradictions that he or she believes to be present in PRO's answers, citing all questions and answers involved in the contradiction.
4. When CON points out a contradiction, PRO may use all of the following rounds to defend the accused contradiction until either CON drops the accusation or PRO admits defeat, or when the debate is over.
5. If PRO is never found to have contradicted himself in this debate, PRO wins.
6. If PRO is ever found to have contradicted himself in this debate, PRO loses.
7. Because sources are largely irrelevant, and can really only be used by CON most of the time, the two points associated with sources will be given to the victor of the debate.
8. A contradiction may only be pointed out if both parts of the contradiction are brought up in this debate.
9. For any questions involved in a contradiction, PRO may define any words in the question or the answer using the online Merriam-Webster dictionary at his own discretion, unless the words were already defined by CON when the question was asked.
http://www.merriam-webster.com...
10. If PRO ever fails to abide by any rule, PRO automatically loses.
11. If CON ever fails to abide by any rule, CON automatically loses.

Good luck.
mongeese

Con

Thank you, tvellalot, for challenging me to this debate.

1. A foolish man insults all men who do not insult themselves. Does the fool insult himself?

2. A set contains only all sets that do not contain themselves. Does the set contain itself?

3. Do you agree with your current positions on your "BIG issues"?

4. Do you believe that the government should set up welfare for the poor?

5. Is Barack Obama usually Right?

6. Is Rush Limbaugh usually Right?

7. Should all carbon emissions be regulated by the government?

8. Should any consensual economic activity be regulated by the government?

9. Is the killing of innocent life wrong without consent from that life wrong?

10. Is democracy by the majority (similar to Athenian democracy) justified?
Debate Round No. 1
tvellalott

Pro

Oh bother. I think this is going to be an epic fail...

1. A foolish man insults all men who do not insult themselves. Does the fool insult himself?
No
2. A set contains only all sets that do not contain themselves. Does the set contain itself?
No.
3. Do you agree with your current positions on your "BIG issues"?
Yes.
4. Do you believe that the government should set up welfare for the poor?
Yes.
5. Is Barack Obama usually Right?
Yes.
6. Is Rush Limbaugh usually Right?
I don't know who that is.
7. Should all carbon emissions be regulated by the government?
No.
8. Should any consensual economic activity be regulated by the government?
Yes.
9. Is the killing of innocent life wrong without consent from that life wrong?
I don't understand the question.
10. Is democracy by the majority (similar to Athenian democracy) justified?
Yes.
mongeese

Con

11. In the scenario presented in Question 1, does the foolish man insult himself?

12. In the scenario presented in Question 2, does the set contain itself?

13. Are you an anarchist [one who believes that the government shouldn't exist]?

14. Is Barack Obama usually politically liberal?

15. Is it justified for the rights of a man to be determined by the opinions of the majority of the people within a boundary set by said majority?

16. Is discrimination based on race ever justified?

17. Is discrimination based on sex ever justified?

18. Should drugs be legalized?

19. Do people have the right to use tobacco?

20. Should the government enforce minimum working standards in all workplaces?
Debate Round No. 2
tvellalott

Pro

tvellalott forfeited this round.
mongeese

Con

"2. In Rounds 2-4, PRO will answer all of CON's questions with Yes, No, or an explanation as to why neither answer would be completely correct."

"10. If PRO ever fails to abide by any rule, PRO automatically loses."

By these two rules, I have won this debate.

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2. Do you like waffles?
3. Do you like waffles?
4. Do you like pancackes?
5. Do you like pancakes?
6. Do you like french toast?
7. Do you like french toast?
8. Do you like kangaroos?
9. Do you like pandas?
10. Do you like McDonalds?
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by tvellalott 6 years ago
tvellalott
oh crap, i thought i had another day. sorry mongeese, :/
Posted by wjmelements 6 years ago
wjmelements
PRO loses for forfeiting and for not making this a 5-round debate.
Posted by mongeese 6 years ago
mongeese
Oh, hey, it was a 3-round debate. That's a problem.
Posted by tvellalott 6 years ago
tvellalott
O_O oh bother.
Posted by tvellalott 6 years ago
tvellalott
Fixed
Posted by tvellalott 6 years ago
tvellalott
Ah crap. Sorry.
Posted by mongeese 6 years ago
mongeese
Your two links are broken. You can't directly copy/paste them because of the ellipses method of displaying links. You have to manually type them out.
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