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Started: 5/24/2016 Category: Entertainment
Updated: 6 months ago Status: Post Voting Period
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AribtraryMoniker

Pro

I want to have fun debate, let's not take things too seriously. Whoever accepts can offer three possible topics and I'll choose the one I like best.

No rules, just don't be a dick.
will9925452

Con

Lions should be hunted by school shooters.
The answer to the population control problem is school shooters.
School shooters should be payed per school they shoot up by the government.
Debate Round No. 1
AribtraryMoniker

Pro

This debate is now about Coffee
Coffee without sugar is better than coffee with sugar

First is dependency,

Let me start out by saying that I am not arguing that if someone wants to put sugar in their coffee that they are a bad person. This argument does not start from a place of elitism or purism. What I am arguing is that coffee that does not have sugar in it is better than coffee that does have it. I understand that it can take time to get used to drinking coffee black or with only cream, and that sweetener can help one become used to the taste. If you are a fledgling coffee addict, then by all means put a little sugar in your coffee - the issue arises when one continues to sweeten their coffee after years of drinking it. This also leads to the the conflation of coffee with soda and other caffeinated beverages.
As any coffee drinker should know the more one drinks coffee, the more dependent they become on it to start their day. By failing to acknowledge that unsweetened coffee is better than sweetened coffee one will never think to check how dependent they are on the sugar in their drinks.

Next is health,

Sugary beverages are a leading cause of diabetes and obesity the world over[1]. Particularly when one becomes used to the sweetness of their drinks, she or he may not realize how much sugar they are really consuming. By failing to recongize that coffee without sweetener is better than coffee with sweetener, we contribute to these unhealthy habits and promote cardiovascular disease for the next generation. It's not even enough to promote the idea of moderation with with sugary beverages, as it creates the idea things such as candy and soda can be a regular part of a healthy diet. The criticism behind mixify[2] is a good example of this - while there is nothing wrong with indulging in these things periodically, we're fooling ourselves if we think we try to pretend that we can outwork a bad diet.

[1] http://www.hsph.harvard.edu...
[2] http://www.msnbc.com...

As an underview, I want to note that this health-centric position of advocacy is by no-means critical of larger-folks, but of the poor habits which contribute to the unnecessary spread of disease. Food is a cultural reality and we shouldn't expect to be able to change deeply ingrained habits overnight. What we can however do, is recognize our bad habits and start change them slowly. These kinds of changes in behaviour should stem from a place of self-love towards our bodies rather than a place of hate or discontent.

One crucial step in promoting healthy lifestyles is to simply admit that coffee without sugar is better than coffee with it. When we do that, we can acquire a taste for black coffee, or coffee with just a bit of creamer and cut out at least of unnecessary source of sugar in our diets.
will9925452

Con

will9925452 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 2
will9925452

Con

will9925452 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 3
AribtraryMoniker

Pro

laaaaaame
will9925452

Con

will9925452 forfeited this round.
Debate Round No. 4
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Vote Placed by tejretics 6 months ago
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AribtraryMonikerwill9925452
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Reasons for voting decision: Obviously. Also, the suggestion by an anonymous voter that Con should win conduct is absurd, because saying "poop" isn't a conduct violation, while forfeiting the debate is one.
Vote Placed by fire_wings 6 months ago
fire_wings
AribtraryMonikerwill9925452
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Reasons for voting decision: ff, if there was conduct, I would have given it to Con, because Pro said "poop"
Vote Placed by Ragnar 6 months ago
Ragnar
AribtraryMonikerwill9925452
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Reasons for voting decision: FF