The Instigator
sammyc96
Pro (for)
Losing
24 Points
The Contender
m93samman
Con (against)
Winning
49 Points

The Rent is too damn high

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after 13 votes the winner is...
m93samman
Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 10/20/2010 Category: Politics
Updated: 6 years ago Status: Post Voting Period
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Debate Rounds (3)
Comments (30)
Votes (13)

 

sammyc96

Pro

Rooms 900/wk
Studio 2,899/mo
1-bedroom almost 3,000
2-bedroom almost 8,000

People are starving because they can't pay the rent. Did you hear that a
m93samman

Con

This will be fun. I'll provide several cases using different definitions, hoping to cover any possible resolutional interpretation.

________________________________________CASE ONE_________________________________________________
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o Definitions
o Arguments
o Sources
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o Definitions

Rent- a payment made periodically by a tenant to a landlord in return for the use of land, a building, an apartment, an office, or other property. [1]

High- having a great or considerable extent or reach upward or vertically; lofty; tall [2]

o Arguments

1. By these definitions, I assume my opponent means rooms are growing at 900FEET/week, 2,899FEET/month, etc. If he provides his sources to show me these magical growing buildings, he wins the round.

o Sources

[1] http://dictionary.reference.com...

[2] http://dictionary.reference.com...

________________________________________CASE TWO________________________________________________
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o Definitions

Rent- a payment made periodically by a tenant to a landlord in return for the use of land, a building, an apartment, an office, or other property. [1]

High- expensive; costly; dear [2]

o Arguments

1. My opponent doesn't give the specs on the rooms, studios, or 1/2-bedroom housing options. They may be mansions out on longbeach or 5000 sq. ft. apartments in Manhattan with 2200 sq. ft. bedrooms. There is no reason to believe that it's too expensive by these standards.

2. High is a subjective term; I'm a multi-google-ionaire (meaning I have an amount of money that is symbolized by a single digit greater than 1 followed by a quantity of one hundred zeros. To me, the rent isn't high at ALL.

o Sources

[1] http://dictionary.reference.com...

[2] http://dictionary.reference.com...

________________________________________CASE THREE______________________________________________
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Rent- a payment made periodically by a tenant to a landlord in return for the use of land, a building, an apartment, an office, or other property. [1]

High- Under the influence of marijuana. Everything seems to slow down, and become better. Music seems much better, and you seem to understand it more. While high people may experience enhanced creativity and artistic skills. A high individual can still function, however he/she will not be crisp. Some people are able to drive as good as normal, because they are aware of the imparement, and are able to control themselves. A high can last from 40 minutes to several hours, depending on the quality, strain, and method of smoking(pipe, joint, blunt, bong, blades, lungs etc.) New users may experience a bad high, panic attacks, very red eyes, and coughing their heads off. [2]

o Arguments

1. My opponent claims that the rent is too damn high. The rent is a thought that represents the price of an object ideologically. It's like saying the price of my shoes was on marijuana; it was SO high, it was on a boat. I hope price tags can't do that. If the rent can actually light up the kush and smoke blunts, and is actually "damn" high, as my opponent describes it, he can win the round.

o Sources

[1] http://dictionary.reference.com...

[2] http://www.urbandictionary.com...
Debate Round No. 1
sammyc96

Pro

As a karate expert i will not talk about anyone up here.

People working 8 hours a day 40 hours a week and some a third job. Women can't afford to feed their childeren, feed their children breakfast lunch and dinner.

The people i represent can't pay the rent. They're being layed off as we speak.

Listen; someones stomach just growled DID YOU HEAR IT? you gotta listen like me
m93samman

Con

I thank my opponent for his rapid response.

Extend my arguments.

My opponent is trying to play the sympathy card, shown here. http://www.hairy-putter.com...

Unfortunately, my "No one Freaking Knows." card trumps all sympathy cards. My card is shown here http://www.mypokecard.com...

Thank you.
Debate Round No. 2
sammyc96

Pro

Like i have previously stated as a karate expert i will not talk about the people up here.

LETS TALK ABOUT AN ISSUE!

Our children can't afford to live anywhere. WHY you ask? BECAUSE THE RENT IS TOO DAMN HIGH.

I even have celebrities that agree. "I'm with Jimmy the rent is too damn high"- Andrew Cuomo

If the Rents too high party wants me to marry a shoe I'll marry it.
m93samman

Con

my argument(s) xtendz http://www.osh.dol.govt.nz...

Vote con.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Zetsubou 6 years ago
Zetsubou
: )
Posted by m93samman 6 years ago
m93samman
O:)

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Posted by dinokiller 6 years ago
dinokiller
Relax i didnt ment you, you gave pity actually :O
Posted by m93samman 6 years ago
m93samman
I gave all my points to sammy
Posted by dinokiller 6 years ago
dinokiller
Heh, you fail already by voting yourself the max points.
Posted by sammyc96 6 years ago
sammyc96
Loserboi if you agree then follow in WhiteWolf's ways
Posted by sammyc96 6 years ago
sammyc96
Why can't everyone be as smart as WhiteWolf???
Posted by Loserboi 6 years ago
Loserboi
I agree the rent is 2 damn high!
Posted by Koopin 6 years ago
Koopin
WhiteWolf's votes are justified I'd say.
Posted by Mirza 6 years ago
Mirza
It's OK sweetheart, as long as you pay the rent you can stay.
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