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qkrwlstn403
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Sweatingjojo
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7 Points

It is better to use an email than to use the post office.

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/25/2008 Category: Technology
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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qkrwlstn403

Pro

For computers, it takes not much money when sending an email from far away, but for the post office, it takes a lot of money to send it. Also, even when it is cheaper than post office, it is way more faster than the post office. You just click 'Send' and it goes like a bullet. in the process of sending you just need an email address and it is also much safer.
Sweatingjojo

Con

It is NOT better to use email than to use the post office.

3 points.

1. Not everyone knows how to/able to use email.
One cannot send messages to/ receive messages from people who are not able to use email, which includes those that do not feel they can afford an internet subscription, suffer from epilepsy, are unsure of how to use a computer, have health difficulties such as arthritis which make using a computer painful, have religious beliefs that make using a computer sinful, or for any other reason, don't want an email account. It is not right for this part of society to be cut off of the rest, because they do not use email.

2. The postal service is good for America.
The United States Postal Service is the second biggest employer in the United States, and is an organization whose revenues go towards pushing down the federal budget defecit. The usage of email has rapidly eroded the amount of letters being sent first class, which has resulted in reductions in the amount of people employed. Less people employed means that the economy will be in worse shape, because China and other hostile nations will own even more federal debt that was formerly paid off by the USPS, and more money will be in the hands of bourgeoisie elitists who run the telecoms that people pay for access to the internet.

3. You can't send anything other than information through emails.

Text, audio, video, pictures, chain letters that call Barack Obama a Muslim, all things that are frequently sent by email. The only problem is that all of these things are simply pieces of information, and are non-tangible, in the sense that they can not be touched or utilized outside of a computer, or a device that can read the information. You can't email a pound of swiss cheese. You can't email a record player. You can't email a coffee mug, and you definitely can't email a paper clip. The list goes on and on.
The only way that one can transmit any of these items out of the options that the resolution provides, is through the post office.

Post office wins, because you can mail anything through there, not just representations of information. Also, the post office provides jobs to hardworking Americans, and does not care if you address someone as John Doe, john doe, John doe, or john Doe, as an email provider would.

To refute, mailing a letter first class costs 42� an ounce, which is not all that much money at all, when you consider that you can fit much more than just representations of information through the mail at that rate. You could send a pencil, or a gazillion other things that would be useful immediately at opening.

I'm sorry, but email just sucks. Post office is the way to go.
Debate Round No. 1
qkrwlstn403

Pro

qkrwlstn403 forfeited this round.
Sweatingjojo

Con

Yeah, my opponent forfeited, unfortunately.

All of my previous points stand.

Hopefully he'll respond in his third round.
Debate Round No. 2
qkrwlstn403

Pro

qkrwlstn403 forfeited this round.
Sweatingjojo

Con

-sigh-

My opponent did not respond again...

I guess this means I win?
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by beemOr 8 years ago
beemOr
"chain letters that call Barack Obama a Muslim"
I lol'd.
Posted by s0m31john 8 years ago
s0m31john
PVC Figures are so expensive, I haven't talked myself into spending the money.

Yet.
Posted by PoeJoe 8 years ago
PoeJoe
http://www.debate.org...

Read my comment (first one).
Posted by PoeJoe 8 years ago
PoeJoe
Huh?

This is also one of those debates that will take a while to be accepted.
Posted by Rezzealaux 8 years ago
Rezzealaux
FREAKING JOHN. DARN YOU.

*SuZumiYa Haruhi
Posted by Rezzealaux 8 years ago
Rezzealaux
Until I can get my anime PVC figures through email, uhh, no.

Code was "SZYH".
I saw: "SuZumiYa Harhui".
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