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imabench
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The Contender
debate_freak
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Resolved: Debate.org should start its own Space Program

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imabench
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 7/5/2015 Category: Science
Updated: 1 year ago Status: Post Voting Period
Viewed: 1,065 times Debate No: 77279
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imabench

Pro

RIP Doggybag aka Douchebag <3

Debate is now open to the public, except for Blade-of-truth, who spammed the comments section and will automatically lose the debate if he accepts.

1) We have the money to fund such a program

Space programs aint cheap, I know. The one im running in Kerbal Space Program and I cant even crash into an asteroid and kill 3 kerbals without blowing 200k on the mission. But here at DDO, we can all pool together our resources and be able to fund a very successful space program: http://www.debate.org...

If you scroll down to the second mini-graph on the left hand side, you will see a chart illustrating how over 14% of people on this site has an income of over $150,000 a year. Assuming these people are being truthful about their income (because seriously, who would go on the internet just to tell lies?) then that would mean that with a user base of over 280,000 people....

280,000 x 0.14 = 39,200 users whose income is > $150,000 a year
39,200 x 150,000 = $5,880,000,000

Thats a yearly budget of 6 BILLION dollars! If we tap into people making just UNDER $150,000 a year, we could easily match the budget that NASA themselves receive every year!

https://en.wikipedia.org...

DDO therefore clearly has the financial means to fund a space program.

2) Technological gains from the space program will be worth it

Imagine using the space program to be able to discover new technologies and launch satellites.... We could build a whole new internet just for DDO so that it never lags or gets weighed down by all of the spamming that Lee and Joey do in he forums!.... We could lay the footwork for DDO's own spy satellite program so that we could snipe spambots from space using giant space lasers! Or snipe trolls in the poll section using giant space lasers!Plus, imagine what DDO could do with a DEATH STAR!

Need I say more? I probably should, but I shant.

3) Colonization of other sites/planets.

Having a functioning space program is critical to being able to settle new worlds and new places far away from home. Imagine being able to start an entirely new site, where only the best and brightest debaters from DDO travel to to start a new debate site? Imagine Edeb8 except it actually was cool and full of smart people and not just people who were washed out of DDO who have me on their sh** list. Our home planet of DDO is becoming overpopulated, polluted, overcrowded, and insert nefarious sounding 4th adjective here. A functioning space program will allow DDOers to be able to take those first bold steps where no person on d
Debate Round No. 1
imabench

Pro

I extend all arguments that con, the son of a whore, has dropped <3
debate_freak

Con

I extend my dropped arguments
Debate Round No. 2
imabench

Pro

Well since Con doesn't have a case nor has he even made one, vote Pro
debate_freak

Con

debate_freak forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by greatkitteh 1 year ago
greatkitteh
>Looks at juggles income
>I dint mind them beig vankrupt by soace.
Posted by dsjpk5 1 year ago
dsjpk5
Hilarious and clever
Posted by Ragnar 1 year ago
Ragnar
@Stargate,
That may be offensive to actual arguments that suck.
Posted by stargate 1 year ago
stargate
Well cons augment sucked, for one the only way this would work is if every user would pay a tax to this website, and that would not go over well. Also why do we need this?
Posted by Ragnar 1 year ago
Ragnar
I suggest use of the voting standards outlined here: https://docs.google.com...

@pro, I suggest refining your budget estimates, as they forget money to live on.
Posted by swatters 1 year ago
swatters
meeeeeeeeeee plzzzzzzzzzzz
Posted by BoggyDag 1 year ago
BoggyDag
I don't want it!
But the massive interest in this debate is overwhelming!
Posted by Blade-of-Truth 1 year ago
Blade-of-Truth
Well, now whoever posts next is gonna be the one who gets the debate. Best of luck!

Trolololol
Posted by Blade-of-Truth 1 year ago
Blade-of-Truth
twenty-three
Posted by Blade-of-Truth 1 year ago
Blade-of-Truth
twenty-two
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Vote Placed by tejretics 1 year ago
tejretics
imabenchdebate_freakTied
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Reasons for voting decision: Conduct => SP1: Con forfeits majority of debate --> rarely acceptable conduct. --> Thus, conduct point to Pro. Arguments => SP1: Con drops all arguments made by Pro. SP2: Con "extends" dropped arguments, virtually conceding. SP3: Forfeiture hinders any possible responses & rebuttals. => Conduct & arguments to Pro. == As always, happy to clarify this RFD.
Vote Placed by dsjpk5 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con forfeited a round, so conduct to Pro. Pro made several arguments that went unchallenged. Con made no arguments, do its impossible fo Con to have better arguments. Some arguments ate better than none.
Vote Placed by Emilrose 1 year ago
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Reasons for voting decision: Con failed to present an actual case *and* negate any of Pros arguments--as well as forfeiting the last round.