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Kleptin
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4/6/2012 5:43:13 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
1. Arguments can only be made up of quotes. References will be made to those quotes to ensure that they are, indeed, quotes and not original thoughts. The winner will be decided based on who used quotes most effectively, with the best timing, and seems the most seamless.

2. Rhetorical Fallacy: Arguments must be well-crafted rhetorical fallacies. The winner will be decided based on how undetectable the fallacies are and how numerous. If actual arguments are made, these will count negatively towards the debater.

3. Strawman debate. Series of two debates. PRO will argue a point, and CON will craft a strawman response, misinterpreting PRO's argument. PRO will then have to argue as if though that strawman was his actual argument. PRO and CON will switch sides for another debate. The one who performs the best will take both debates.
: At 5/2/2010 2:43:54 PM, innomen wrote:
It isn't about finding a theory, philosophy or doctrine and thinking it's the answer, but a practical application of one's experiences that is the answer.

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4/6/2012 7:02:52 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Those are really creative ideas, but they could be kinda boring to read.
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4/6/2012 7:30:07 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Debate topic: All divorces should be settled through trial by combat.
Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach him how to be Gay, he'll positively influence the GDP.

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4/6/2012 7:34:22 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/6/2012 7:30:07 PM, Stephen_Hawkins wrote:
Debate topic: All divorces should be settled through trial by combat.

yes
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4/6/2012 9:11:36 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/6/2012 7:30:07 PM, Stephen_Hawkins wrote:
Debate topic: All divorces should be settled through trial by combat.

Ill probably make a debate about this in three days...
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4/6/2012 9:15:44 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/6/2012 9:11:36 PM, imabench wrote:
At 4/6/2012 7:30:07 PM, Stephen_Hawkins wrote:
Debate topic: All divorces should be settled through trial by combat.

Ill probably make a debate about this in three days...

I call dibs.
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4/6/2012 9:15:54 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/6/2012 7:30:07 PM, Stephen_Hawkins wrote:
Debate topic: All divorces should be settled through trial by combat.

Expand on this in terms of the rules and the outcomes...
: At 5/2/2010 2:43:54 PM, innomen wrote:
It isn't about finding a theory, philosophy or doctrine and thinking it's the answer, but a practical application of one's experiences that is the answer.

: At 10/28/2010 2:40:07 PM, jharry wrote: I have already been given the greatest Gift that anyone could ever hope for [Life], I would consider myself selfish if I expected anything more.
imabench
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4/6/2012 9:27:13 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
a debate about how snorting cat piss is safer then smoking marjiuana
a debate about why wiping your a** more than three times with toilet paper is immoral
a debate about why the toyota prius is destroying America
a debate about why straight people marriage should be illegal but gay marriage should be legal
a debate about why people should be forced to do crack every day
a debate about why traffic lights are unconstitutional
a debate about why only women should rule the world
a debate about why skittles can be considered a deadly weapon
a debate about compulsory conceal carrying gun laws should be enforced on all 6 year olds
a debate about why the US should nuke japan tomorrow

All of these came to me in about 3 minutes.....
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4/6/2012 9:28:43 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/6/2012 9:27:13 PM, imabench wrote:
a debate about how snorting cat piss is safer then smoking marjiuana
a debate about why wiping your a** more than three times with toilet paper is immoral
a debate about why the toyota prius is destroying America
a debate about why straight people marriage should be illegal but gay marriage should be legal
a debate about why people should be forced to do crack every day
a debate about why traffic lights are unconstitutional
a debate about why only women should rule the world
a debate about why skittles can be considered a deadly weapon

I'd so take this one.
a debate about compulsory conceal carrying gun laws should be enforced on all 6 year olds
a debate about why the US should nuke japan tomorrow

All of these came to me in about 3 minutes.....
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4/6/2012 9:44:22 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I think the debate blackvoid and I did "The United States should conquer Africa" was a pretty awesome topic.
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: thett was right
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4/6/2012 10:02:04 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/6/2012 9:57:42 PM, BlackVoid wrote:
At 4/6/2012 9:27:13 PM, imabench wrote:
a debate about why traffic lights are unconstitutional

Lololol.

i will find a way to affirm that....
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#StandwithBossy

#UnbanTheMadman

#BetOnThett

"Don't quote me, ever." -Max

"My name is max. I'm not a big fan of slacks"- Max rapping

"Walmart should have the opportunity to bribe a politician to it's agenda" -Max

"Thett, you're really good at convincing people you're a decent person"-tulle

"You fit the character of Regina George quite nicely"- Sam

: At 11/12/2016 11:49:40 PM, Raisor wrote:
: thett was right
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4/6/2012 10:03:24 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/6/2012 9:44:22 PM, thett3 wrote:
I think the debate blackvoid and I did "The United States should conquer Africa" was a pretty awesome topic.

I demand a re-do of that topic. I will affirm it.
GO
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4/6/2012 10:05:48 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/6/2012 10:03:24 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/6/2012 9:44:22 PM, thett3 wrote:
I think the debate blackvoid and I did "The United States should conquer Africa" was a pretty awesome topic.

I demand a re-do of that topic. I will affirm it.
GO

pshh negating is no fun on that one! maybe BV will take you up on it?
DDO Vice President

#StandwithBossy

#UnbanTheMadman

#BetOnThett

"Don't quote me, ever." -Max

"My name is max. I'm not a big fan of slacks"- Max rapping

"Walmart should have the opportunity to bribe a politician to it's agenda" -Max

"Thett, you're really good at convincing people you're a decent person"-tulle

"You fit the character of Regina George quite nicely"- Sam

: At 11/12/2016 11:49:40 PM, Raisor wrote:
: thett was right
BlackVoid
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4/6/2012 10:07:15 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/6/2012 10:05:48 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 4/6/2012 10:03:24 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/6/2012 9:44:22 PM, thett3 wrote:
I think the debate blackvoid and I did "The United States should conquer Africa" was a pretty awesome topic.

I demand a re-do of that topic. I will affirm it.
GO

pshh negating is no fun on that one! maybe BV will take you up on it?

Come on, you know you could dominate on the neg.
BlackVoid
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4/6/2012 10:07:41 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/6/2012 10:07:15 PM, BlackVoid wrote:
At 4/6/2012 10:05:48 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 4/6/2012 10:03:24 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/6/2012 9:44:22 PM, thett3 wrote:
I think the debate blackvoid and I did "The United States should conquer Africa" was a pretty awesome topic.

I demand a re-do of that topic. I will affirm it.
GO

pshh negating is no fun on that one! maybe BV will take you up on it?

Come on, you know you could dominate on the neg.

Run a Cure Cancer counterplan or something.
Zaradi
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4/6/2012 10:08:24 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/6/2012 10:05:48 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 4/6/2012 10:03:24 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/6/2012 9:44:22 PM, thett3 wrote:
I think the debate blackvoid and I did "The United States should conquer Africa" was a pretty awesome topic.

I demand a re-do of that topic. I will affirm it.
GO

pshh negating is no fun on that one! maybe BV will take you up on it?

Thett's too scared to debate me :P he's scared of my LD intellect against his puny PF brain, or other parts of his that are teeny :P

COME AT ME BRO
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4/6/2012 10:09:43 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/6/2012 10:08:24 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/6/2012 10:05:48 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 4/6/2012 10:03:24 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/6/2012 9:44:22 PM, thett3 wrote:
I think the debate blackvoid and I did "The United States should conquer Africa" was a pretty awesome topic.

I demand a re-do of that topic. I will affirm it.
GO

pshh negating is no fun on that one! maybe BV will take you up on it?

Thett's too scared to debate me :P he's scared of my LD intellect against his puny PF brain, or other parts of his that are teeny :P

COME AT ME BRO

theres only one way you could know that.... ;)
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"Don't quote me, ever." -Max

"My name is max. I'm not a big fan of slacks"- Max rapping

"Walmart should have the opportunity to bribe a politician to it's agenda" -Max

"Thett, you're really good at convincing people you're a decent person"-tulle

"You fit the character of Regina George quite nicely"- Sam

: At 11/12/2016 11:49:40 PM, Raisor wrote:
: thett was right
Zaradi
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4/6/2012 10:10:43 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/6/2012 10:09:43 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 4/6/2012 10:08:24 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/6/2012 10:05:48 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 4/6/2012 10:03:24 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/6/2012 9:44:22 PM, thett3 wrote:
I think the debate blackvoid and I did "The United States should conquer Africa" was a pretty awesome topic.

I demand a re-do of that topic. I will affirm it.
GO

pshh negating is no fun on that one! maybe BV will take you up on it?

Thett's too scared to debate me :P he's scared of my LD intellect against his puny PF brain, or other parts of his that are teeny :P

COME AT ME BRO

theres only one way you could know that.... ;)

EY! What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas! I'm so reporting your a.ss for breaking the one code of going to Vegas.
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4/6/2012 10:10:48 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/6/2012 10:08:24 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/6/2012 10:05:48 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 4/6/2012 10:03:24 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/6/2012 9:44:22 PM, thett3 wrote:
I think the debate blackvoid and I did "The United States should conquer Africa" was a pretty awesome topic.

I demand a re-do of that topic. I will affirm it.
GO

pshh negating is no fun on that one! maybe BV will take you up on it?

Thett's too scared to debate me :P he's scared of my LD intellect against his puny PF brain, or other parts of his that are teeny :P

Sir, I assure you that this is false.
COME AT ME BRO
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4/6/2012 10:11:03 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/6/2012 10:09:43 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 4/6/2012 10:08:24 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/6/2012 10:05:48 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 4/6/2012 10:03:24 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/6/2012 9:44:22 PM, thett3 wrote:
I think the debate blackvoid and I did "The United States should conquer Africa" was a pretty awesome topic.

I demand a re-do of that topic. I will affirm it.
GO

pshh negating is no fun on that one! maybe BV will take you up on it?

Thett's too scared to debate me :P he's scared of my LD intellect against his puny PF brain, or other parts of his that are teeny :P

COME AT ME BRO

theres only one way you could know that.... ;)

*gasp* How could you possibly imply that my dreamy soul-mate has anything other than an XXL? ;)
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4/6/2012 10:11:16 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/6/2012 10:11:03 PM, BlackVoid wrote:
At 4/6/2012 10:09:43 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 4/6/2012 10:08:24 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/6/2012 10:05:48 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 4/6/2012 10:03:24 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/6/2012 9:44:22 PM, thett3 wrote:
I think the debate blackvoid and I did "The United States should conquer Africa" was a pretty awesome topic.

I demand a re-do of that topic. I will affirm it.
GO

pshh negating is no fun on that one! maybe BV will take you up on it?

Thett's too scared to debate me :P he's scared of my LD intellect against his puny PF brain, or other parts of his that are teeny :P

COME AT ME BRO

theres only one way you could know that.... ;)

*gasp* How could you possibly imply that my dreamy soul-mate has anything other than an XXL? ;)

Oops wrong account.
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4/6/2012 10:11:22 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/6/2012 10:10:48 PM, royalpaladin wrote:
At 4/6/2012 10:08:24 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/6/2012 10:05:48 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 4/6/2012 10:03:24 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/6/2012 9:44:22 PM, thett3 wrote:
I think the debate blackvoid and I did "The United States should conquer Africa" was a pretty awesome topic.

I demand a re-do of that topic. I will affirm it.
GO

pshh negating is no fun on that one! maybe BV will take you up on it?

Thett's too scared to debate me :P he's scared of my LD intellect against his puny PF brain, or other parts of his that are teeny :P

Sir, I assure you that this is false.
COME AT ME BRO

<3
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"Don't quote me, ever." -Max

"My name is max. I'm not a big fan of slacks"- Max rapping

"Walmart should have the opportunity to bribe a politician to it's agenda" -Max

"Thett, you're really good at convincing people you're a decent person"-tulle

"You fit the character of Regina George quite nicely"- Sam

: At 11/12/2016 11:49:40 PM, Raisor wrote:
: thett was right
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4/6/2012 10:11:40 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/6/2012 10:11:03 PM, BlackVoid wrote:
At 4/6/2012 10:09:43 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 4/6/2012 10:08:24 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/6/2012 10:05:48 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 4/6/2012 10:03:24 PM, Zaradi wrote:
At 4/6/2012 9:44:22 PM, thett3 wrote:
I think the debate blackvoid and I did "The United States should conquer Africa" was a pretty awesome topic.

I demand a re-do of that topic. I will affirm it.
GO

pshh negating is no fun on that one! maybe BV will take you up on it?

Thett's too scared to debate me :P he's scared of my LD intellect against his puny PF brain, or other parts of his that are teeny :P

COME AT ME BRO

theres only one way you could know that.... ;)

*gasp* How could you possibly imply that my dreamy soul-mate has anything other than an XXL? ;)

YOUR soulmate?

Keep hallucinating BV! Thett is MY soulmate.
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4/6/2012 10:17:56 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/6/2012 10:13:53 PM, BlackVoid wrote:
Seriously though Thett, be neg. It would be epic and I would leave a super long RFD.

I think I might just do that. I already have some ideas.. :)
DDO Vice President

#StandwithBossy

#UnbanTheMadman

#BetOnThett

"Don't quote me, ever." -Max

"My name is max. I'm not a big fan of slacks"- Max rapping

"Walmart should have the opportunity to bribe a politician to it's agenda" -Max

"Thett, you're really good at convincing people you're a decent person"-tulle

"You fit the character of Regina George quite nicely"- Sam

: At 11/12/2016 11:49:40 PM, Raisor wrote:
: thett was right
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4/6/2012 10:20:40 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 4/6/2012 10:17:56 PM, thett3 wrote:
At 4/6/2012 10:13:53 PM, BlackVoid wrote:
Seriously though Thett, be neg. It would be epic and I would leave a super long RFD.

I think I might just do that. I already have some ideas.. :)

Come at me bro.
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