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should the ban of offshore drilling be lifted

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Voting Style: Open Point System: 7 Point
Started: 8/17/2008 Category: Education
Updated: 8 years ago Status: Voting Period
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diamondjake

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hi my name is Jake and i am on the con side of this debate. i think that offshore drilling is not ok since it it will not help us until ten years. and getting the equipment is going to take longer. so we are going to get effects starting on 2030. and these estimate are true if everything run perfectly and we all know that nothing is perfect. our craving for oil will not do us any good at all. we are just going to want more and more and more, but soon there will be no more oil to spare. but we have alternate resources that we are not using. such as electricity, solar, nuke, and wind. this will also help our economy. without gas we are going to need ppl that are willing to build hybrid and other new teknology. that is why i believe that offshore drilling is not ok since it will not help our economy until 2030.
DucoNihilum

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Debate Round No. 1
diamondjake

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DucoNihilum

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Hi Jake, I apologize for skipping my first round, but I can sometimes procrastinate a bit.

I am in favor of the offshore drilling ban being lifted, not necessary for the same rhetoric as John Mccain and others, but because it should never have been banned from the first place.

Before we move onto my philosophy, let's discuss some of the points of your debate.

You suggest that simply because there will be less immediate consequences of this action it should simply not occur. This is clearly fallacious in multiple ways. Just because something might take time does not mean that it's a bad thing, while the most offshore drilling will solve right now is speculation, we will still need to use oil in the future. Plenty of things might take a while to get going, for example, alternative energy solutions that you yourself suggested. A change in policy and infrastructure will take time no mater what you do, if you continue using oil or if you move onto more 'clean' energy.

You suggest that alternative energy should be used, however, this is something that the market should decide- not the government.
Debate Round No. 2
diamondjake

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diamondjake forfeited this round.
DucoNihilum

Pro

diamondjake has forfeited his last two rounds, I extend all arguments from my previous round.
Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by Rezzealaux 8 years ago
Rezzealaux
YES. I LOVE YOU.

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Posted by Rezzealaux 8 years ago
Rezzealaux
Are you going to make that into a demotivator?
Posted by s0m31john 8 years ago
s0m31john
Duconihilum

Because 3 days isn't long enough to respond to an auto-win.
Posted by diamondjake 8 years ago
diamondjake
wow this is so gay im commenting onmy own page
Posted by goldspurs 8 years ago
goldspurs
wow.....does anything else need to be said??
Posted by s0m31john 8 years ago
s0m31john
Duconihilum wins, I'm calling it.
Posted by s0m31john 8 years ago
s0m31john
I hope you're not really 23, because If you are I feel sorry for you.
Posted by Rezzealaux 8 years ago
Rezzealaux
"but we have alternate resources that we are not using. such as electricity, solar, [[nuke]], and wind."

LOL OMG.
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