The Instigator
Annbella
Con (against)
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9 Points
The Contender
Danielle
Pro (for)
Winning
40 Points

People These Days

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/29/2009 Category: News
Updated: 7 years ago Status: Voting Period
Viewed: 1,974 times Debate No: 9871
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Annbella

Con

Can belive that someone would call 911 just get on Tv!!!!

It is so stupid that people would do that!!!

the thing is that the story about the 9 year old boy in the balloon. The dad calls in and says that his son is in a balloon and he was carryied away. The father must have known that they were going to find out that there was no one in the balloon and that the balloon wasn't even close to the size that it could hold a kid i mean come on people it is stupid you can go jail for that and then there for you face will just be hated!!!!
Danielle

Pro

Sure there are people who make asinine decisions like Father Balloon. But there are also "people these days" who contribute a lot of good into the world. For instance, Brad Blauser of Dallas, TX spends his time away from his family to help needy kids in Iraq obtain wheelchairs for their ailments for no pay. Roy Foster from Florida also works without compensation to help and take care of homeless veterans. Doc Hendley is a bartender from North Carolina who works to bring clean drinking water to people in third world countries. Indeed, there are countless other good "people these days."

Additionally, why limit this to just big-time heroes? Teachers can be considered heroes, saving students from the perils of ignorance :) Moreover, people like soldiers and firefighters save lives every day - they're heroes and "people these days" too. Not to mention the countless scientists working for a cure for things like cancer and HIV. So, while there are definitely the bad and useless or disadvantageous people out there, there are some pretty great ones too. I suppose Pro has the burden of proving there's more bad than good? We shall see what my opponent has up their sleeve. Back to ye.

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Debate Round No. 1
Annbella

Con

Well.... i know that the name of my Debate is not what i am trying to debate about! i couldn't think of a better debate name. What i am trying to say is that there are people oust there that just do thing that are stupid to get on TV.
Danielle

Pro

Con says the resolution for this debate should have been "There are people oust there that just do thing that are stupid to get on TV." She's CON to that topic, and hasn't supported her case :)
Debate Round No. 2
Annbella

Con

I didn't say that i want the name of the debate that i was saying that i should have had as something like that and i am against it because it is stupid to say that your kid is in a balloon when there is someone out that caould use the help of a cop or something!!!!
Danielle

Pro

Con's entire argument was incomprehensible. Vote Pro.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Nails 7 years ago
Nails
http://www.merriam-webster.com...
People
1 : to supply or fill with people
2 : to dwell in

The resolution is clearly that 'these days' should be dwelt in/supplied with people.
CON hasn't met the burden of proving that people shouldn't exist in 'these days.'
Posted by Danielle 7 years ago
Danielle
Yes, I was reerring to mongeese.
Posted by Guy_In_Mi 7 years ago
Guy_In_Mi
There are a couple of factors that strengthen Con's position. The culture is definitely more decadent, being/acting stupid will get you 10,000 views on You Tube. . Jerry Springer, reality shows, the internet. Everybody's trying to get their 15 minutes of fame.
Posted by alto2osu 7 years ago
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That's not what the "who cares" in my comment was directed at. My guess is that, like me, Lwerd was dismissing Mongeese's earlier comments.
Posted by Annbella 7 years ago
Annbella
theLwerd if you don't care then why did you take the debate!!!!!
Posted by Danielle 7 years ago
Danielle
Exactly :)
Posted by alto2osu 7 years ago
alto2osu
As did both pro and con, sort of, in this one. Who really cares?
Posted by mongeese 7 years ago
mongeese
"Also, by your standards, the two-word resolution 'Death Penalty' doesn't work either and yet it's the resolution for one of your debates :)"
Actually, I clarified what the resolution was in my argument.
Posted by Danielle 7 years ago
Danielle
"A resolution has to be a statement. "People These Days" is not a statement, can can neither be affirmed nor negated."

Also, by your standards, the two-word resolution "Death Penalty" doesn't work either and yet it's the resolution for one of your debates :) Regardless, who cares?
Posted by Danielle 7 years ago
Danielle
Like I said, it's a bad resolution, and yet it's what she chose as the topic. C'est la vie.
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