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nickthengineer
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Koopin
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53 Points

My profile picture resembles the Statue of Liberty

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Started: 1/31/2010 Category: Miscellaneous
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
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nickthengineer

Pro

I have been wondering if anybody noticed that my profile picture resembles the Statue of Liberty. I took the picture myself. It's from a bonfire at my 18th birthday. No one has commented yet so I am using this to bring to everyone's attention how sweet my picture is. For comparison, here is a nice picture of the Statue of Liberty
http://www.aviewoncities.com...

Arguments:

1. The overall shape of the flame resembles the Statue of Liberty, being tall and thin.

2. There is the shape of an arm extended above the main part of the body.

3. The very top of the flame in my picture resembles the actual torch that the Statue of Liberty is holding.

4. The arm holding the torch is on the correct side.

5. What resembles the head on my picture actually has a few spikes on it to resemble the crown of the Statue of Liberty.

6. There is a small bump protruding from the right side of the body of the flame, resembling the book that the Statue of liberty is holding.

For these reasons, it is clear that my picture resembles the Statue of Liberty (as much as a bonfire can).
Koopin

Con

INTRO
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I thank my opponent for starting this debate. Some of the aueince say that this is a attempt by Pro to get an easy win. I also believe this, and so the reason I accepted this. I would also like to thank the audience for reading. I will break this down into three different parts. I can not get heavily into it because the charrater limit is 4000.
DEFINITIONS
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Resemble: To be like
Statue of Liberty: A monument commemorating the centennial of the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence, given to the United States by the people of France to represent the friendship between the two countries established during the American Revolution

ARGUMENT:
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One. My opponent claims that his profile picture resembles the Statue of Liberty. The Statue of Liberty resembles freedom, peace, and friendship. The french gave it to the USA as a gift. If my opponents profile picture is like the Statue of Liberty, it would also have to stand for freedom, peace, and freindship. It is simply a flame. The flame was not given to the United States by the French.

Two. One could say that this looks like the Statue of Liberty. http://s197.photobucket.com...
It looks like it because,
1.The overall shape of the flame resembles the Statue of Liberty, being tall and thin.

2. There is the shape of an arm extended above the main part of the body.

3. The very top of the flame in my picture resembles the actual torch that the Statue of Liberty is holding.

4. The arm holding the torch is on the correct side.

5. What resembles the head on my picture actually has a few spikes on it to resemble the crown of the Statue of Liberty.

6. There is a small bump protruding from the right side of the body of the flame, resembling the book that the Statue of liberty is holding.

But in fact, it could look like the devil, or a bug. Same thing with your picture. It only looks like what you want it to look like. I could look at the sky and say it looks like the ocean because it is blue.

Three.
My opponent claims that his profile picture resembles The Statue of Liberty. In the future he may change his profile picture to something that does not even look like the Statue of Liberty. He does not know the future, so he does not know if he will change it or not. So one can not say that their profile picture looks like something. He could have said, On 1/31/10 my profile picture looks like the Statue of Liberty.

I thank my opponent for this debate. Vote Con
Debate Round No. 1
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Posted by nickthengineer 7 years ago
nickthengineer
It kinda sounded like you meant you had two accounts and the other is maurader. My bad.
Posted by LeafRod 7 years ago
LeafRod
Read, man. You haven't addressed anything to me. It should be obvious that I was responding to Cherymenthol.
Posted by nickthengineer 7 years ago
nickthengineer
Are you talking to me? I didn't call you an anything. I asked. Google the difference.
Posted by LeafRod 7 years ago
LeafRod
It means get off your high horse. And think for a second before calling me a vote-bomber. I can't vote with this account.
Posted by nickthengineer 7 years ago
nickthengineer
Maruader,

Did you purposefully say that you agreed with me before and after the debate but give Koopin all 7 to make it obvious that you are vote bombing, or do you seriously think that his arguments made sense?
Posted by infam0us 7 years ago
infam0us
took pro down on conduct because of the semantics with resemble. otherwise, even debate.
Posted by Koopin 7 years ago
Koopin
The drawing was meant to be funny...
Posted by Korashk 7 years ago
Korashk
C: Tie
S/G: Tie
A: Pro, you killed yourself with your homemade drawing Koopin. Also, the Stature of Liberty _Represents_ those ideas. I don't think that it is possible to make a picture or physical object that looks like freedom, peace, or friendship.
S: Tie
Posted by Cherymenthol 7 years ago
Cherymenthol
I would call Leafrod a votebomber and any one else who voted off of what they saw. Debates are about arguments not interpretations you have to vote on what the arguments actually resemble. Furthermore this topic is wholeheartedly abusive such as http://www.debate.org...
people need to get serious and stop doing nonsense.
Posted by Cherymenthol 7 years ago
Cherymenthol
@Leafrod, as compelling as your "reasoning" may be I personally feel Nick has not taken the spirit of this website to heart. Furthermore I am not familiar with the term "Stop feeding weed to your horse" care to clarify...
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