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JTisTrue
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5/27/2012 1:35:52 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Hello all you veteran Debater.org debaters!

I must admit that I am a total debate.com virgin. I just created my profile five minutes ago after finding the website 10 minutes ago. Filling out my profile as honestly as possible will take awhile since I think to do so will make the experience here more enjoyable for all parties. Actually, the pro/con issue part is rather challenging since most of those issues require more tan a simple pro or con answer. I would wager the lot of you thought the same thing at first.

When it comes to face to face debating, I'm the veteran of many conversations that evolve into debates. While I am engaged in the free (sometimes loud) exchange of ideas and opinions and theories, I feel like I have never been more alive! Alas, most of the time my opposite would rather punch me the in the kidneys at this point instead of carrying on the conversation. Fortunately, most of the time the person will get frustrated and walk away, stop talking, etc. etc. What a shame....

I KNOW the majority of you must be able to relate to these types of situations. It is SO frustrating when you find out that someone you are engaged in heated discussion with would rather give up ("Your gonna give up?! Seriously?!" "I am NOT being personal!") than put up with GASP! someone challenging (never with hostility) their ideas to their face. SO!I went looking and found this site upon which I place high hopes.

I hope you can try to put up with my noobishness as I attempt to learn and follow whatever structure and/or rulebook guides thousands of loudmouths into controlled debates from the safety of our respective computer nooks, desks, laps.
I shall enjoy meeting anyone wishing to do the same and then hopefully things will get interesting. Here, among peers know the draw of the debate, I know all parties will emerge satisfied.
Contra
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5/27/2012 1:40:58 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Welcome to DDO (debate.org).

This website is by far dominated by pretty much right-wingers, so you'll probably find plenty to debate here.
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5/27/2012 1:44:12 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/27/2012 1:40:58 PM, Contra wrote:
Welcome to DDO (debate.org).

This website is by far dominated by pretty much right-wingers, so you'll probably find plenty to debate here.

False. This website is dominated by libertarians of both left and right wings.
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5/27/2012 1:46:48 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/27/2012 1:44:12 PM, Lordknukle wrote:
At 5/27/2012 1:40:58 PM, Contra wrote:
Welcome to DDO (debate.org).

This website is by far dominated by pretty much right-wingers, so you'll probably find plenty to debate here.

False. This website is dominated by libertarians of both left and right wings.

Libertarians dominate DDO, followed by conservatives.
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"Americans are better off in a dynamic, free-enterprise-based economy that fosters economic growth, opportunity and upward mobility." - Paul Ryan
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5/27/2012 1:46:56 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/27/2012 1:40:58 PM, Contra wrote:
Welcome to DDO (debate.org).

This website is by far dominated by pretty much right-wingers, so you'll probably find plenty to debate here.

False. Look around! All the popular people are liberals! People like 16k and Jim are hated on while people like Imabench and Royal rule the site!
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5/27/2012 1:47:44 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Welcome to DDO.

The site, while often lagging in quality, is an excellent forum for intellectual discussion and socialization.
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5/27/2012 1:49:34 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/27/2012 1:46:48 PM, Contra wrote:
At 5/27/2012 1:44:12 PM, Lordknukle wrote:
At 5/27/2012 1:40:58 PM, Contra wrote:
Welcome to DDO (debate.org).

This website is by far dominated by pretty much right-wingers, so you'll probably find plenty to debate here.

False. This website is dominated by libertarians of both left and right wings.

Libertarians dominate DDO, followed by conservatives.

There are just about as many "conservatives" as there are "liberals." Libertarians are pretty evenly spread out among the axis.
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JTisTrue
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5/27/2012 2:00:43 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I can already tell how great this will be based on the debate that happened 2 MINS after i said hello. Awesome!
While I tend to be progressive in most fields, I love having people try to convince me I am wrong. I have not been arrogant enough yet to refuse to revise my opinion when truth is yelling in my face, sometime literally. Any opinion is open for discussion with me. With the exception of my absolute core beliefs.
After all, if one can theoretically convince another of the truth of any opinion why wouldn't a change in aid opinion occur? Strangely enough, I have been wrong quite often. I guess you'd have to be like, Charles DeGaulle level arrogant to still put up a fight at that point.
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5/27/2012 2:08:17 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/27/2012 2:00:43 PM, JTisTrue wrote:
I can already tell how great this will be based on the debate that happened 2 MINS after i said hello. Awesome!
While I tend to be progressive in most fields, I love having people try to convince me I am wrong. I have not been arrogant enough yet to refuse to revise my opinion when truth is yelling in my face, sometime literally. Any opinion is open for discussion with me. With the exception of my absolute core beliefs.
After all, if one can theoretically convince another of the truth of any opinion why wouldn't a change in aid opinion occur? Strangely enough, I have been wrong quite often. I guess you'd have to be like, Charles DeGaulle level arrogant to still put up a fight at that point.

Good luck. Your reputation here is based on how well you can support your assertions - arrogance is optional.
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5/27/2012 2:21:51 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/27/2012 2:00:43 PM, JTisTrue wrote:
I can already tell how great this will be based on the debate that happened 2 MINS after i said hello. Awesome!
While I tend to be progressive in most fields, I love having people try to convince me I am wrong. I have not been arrogant enough yet to refuse to revise my opinion when truth is yelling in my face, sometime literally. Any opinion is open for discussion with me. With the exception of my absolute core beliefs.
After all, if one can theoretically convince another of the truth of any opinion why wouldn't a change in aid opinion occur? Strangely enough, I have been wrong quite often. I guess you'd have to be like, Charles DeGaulle level arrogant to still put up a fight at that point.

Lol.

Past my trolling, welcome to the site and all that good stuff.
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5/27/2012 3:15:44 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/27/2012 1:40:58 PM, Contra wrote:
Welcome to DDO (debate.org).

This website is by far dominated by pretty much right-wingers, so you'll probably find plenty to debate here.
Sapere Aude!
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5/27/2012 3:30:28 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Yes welcome!

This site is great. It's friendly, edgy, heated, intelligent and fanciful. I hope you enjoy yourself here and is good to see a newbie so enthusiastic!
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5/27/2012 3:32:46 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I wish you good luck. The majority of us may seem innapropriate, but bear with us. We are quite an enjoyable bunch. By the way, vote for Airmax and Innomen. And I am cheesedingo1. I wish to be good friends and look forward to good debates.

That is all.
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5/27/2012 3:38:53 PM
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You are not allowed full access to the site until you pledge allegiance to The FREEDO Empire.
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5/27/2012 4:15:09 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/27/2012 2:00:43 PM, JTisTrue wrote:
Any opinion is open for discussion with me. With the exception of my absolute core beliefs.

This will need to change.
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5/27/2012 5:32:25 PM
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At 5/27/2012 2:00:43 PM, JTisTrue wrote:
Any opinion is open for discussion with me. With the exception of my absolute core beliefs.

Gonna put this to the challenge.
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5/27/2012 5:34:09 PM
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Velkommen.

It's the best worst site I've ever found.
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5/27/2012 5:36:43 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/27/2012 5:34:09 PM, Oryus wrote:
Velkommen.

Willkommen. Assuming you were saying "Welcome" auf Deutsch.

It's the best worst site I've ever found.
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"Americans are better off in a dynamic, free-enterprise-based economy that fosters economic growth, opportunity and upward mobility." - Paul Ryan
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5/27/2012 6:50:00 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/27/2012 2:00:43 PM, JTisTrue wrote:
I can already tell how great this will be based on the debate that happened 2 MINS after i said hello. Awesome!
While I tend to be progressive in most fields, I love having people try to convince me I am wrong. I have not been arrogant enough yet to refuse to revise my opinion when truth is yelling in my face, sometime literally. Any opinion is open for discussion with me. With the exception of my absolute core beliefs.

Welcome!

You are wrong. Oh so very wrong.
twocupcakes: 15 = 13
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5/27/2012 6:58:23 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/27/2012 6:50:00 PM, JaxsonRaine wrote:
At 5/27/2012 2:00:43 PM, JTisTrue wrote:
I can already tell how great this will be based on the debate that happened 2 MINS after i said hello. Awesome!
While I tend to be progressive in most fields, I love having people try to convince me I am wrong. I have not been arrogant enough yet to refuse to revise my opinion when truth is yelling in my face, sometime literally. Any opinion is open for discussion with me. With the exception of my absolute core beliefs.

Welcome!

You are wrong. Oh so very wrong.

I find it annoying to be proven wrong.
I didn't order assholes with my whiskey.
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5/27/2012 7:00:25 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/27/2012 1:46:56 PM, 1dustpelt wrote:
At 5/27/2012 1:40:58 PM, Contra wrote:
Welcome to DDO (debate.org).

This website is by far dominated by pretty much right-wingers, so you'll probably find plenty to debate here.

False. Look around! All the popular people are liberals! People like 16k and Jim are hated on while people like Imabench and Royal rule the site!

I'm quoting this when I get back from Maine
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5/27/2012 7:05:45 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/27/2012 7:00:25 PM, imabench wrote:
At 5/27/2012 1:46:56 PM, 1dustpelt wrote:
At 5/27/2012 1:40:58 PM, Contra wrote:
Welcome to DDO (debate.org).

This website is by far dominated by pretty much right-wingers, so you'll probably find plenty to debate here.

False. Look around! All the popular people are liberals! People like 16k and Jim are hated on while people like Imabench and Royal rule the site!

I'm quoting this when I get back from Maine

While conservatives and libertarians outnumber liberals, there are plenty of liberals who are of great debating ability.
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5/27/2012 7:22:00 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/27/2012 1:35:52 PM, JTisTrue wrote:
Hello all you veteran Debater.org debaters!

I must admit that I am a total debate.com virgin. I just created my profile five minutes ago after finding the website 10 minutes ago. Filling out my profile as honestly as possible will take awhile since I think to do so will make the experience here more enjoyable for all parties. Actually, the pro/con issue part is rather challenging since most of those issues require more tan a simple pro or con answer. I would wager the lot of you thought the same thing at first.

When it comes to face to face debating, I'm the veteran of many conversations that evolve into debates. While I am engaged in the free (sometimes loud) exchange of ideas and opinions and theories, I feel like I have never been more alive! Alas, most of the time my opposite would rather punch me the in the kidneys at this point instead of carrying on the conversation. Fortunately, most of the time the person will get frustrated and walk away, stop talking, etc. etc. What a shame....

I KNOW the majority of you must be able to relate to these types of situations. It is SO frustrating when you find out that someone you are engaged in heated discussion with would rather give up ("Your gonna give up?! Seriously?!" "I am NOT being personal!") than put up with GASP! someone challenging (never with hostility) their ideas to their face. SO!I went looking and found this site upon which I place high hopes.

I hope you can try to put up with my noobishness as I attempt to learn and follow whatever structure and/or rulebook guides thousands of loudmouths into controlled debates from the safety of our respective computer nooks, desks, laps.
I shall enjoy meeting anyone wishing to do the same and then hopefully things will get interesting. Here, among peers know the draw of the debate, I know all parties will emerge satisfied.

Welcome.

You might be hazed, unless you're sycophantic or so exceedingly nice, you make yourself a little sick, and have absolutely no concrete opinions whatsoever.

Most people here seem much meaner than they really are, especially me.

Expect drama. Expect to be challenged. Expect to be offended.

Come hard. Use sources. Don't troll.

Cheers.
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5/27/2012 7:24:18 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/27/2012 5:36:43 PM, Contra wrote:
At 5/27/2012 5:34:09 PM, Oryus wrote:
Velkommen.

Willkommen. Assuming you were saying "Welcome" auf Deutsch.

It's the best worst site I've ever found.

Yeah, I don't speak german in the slightest.

NEIN!
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: I'm just going to leave this precious struggle nugget right here.
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5/28/2012 12:06:20 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/27/2012 7:24:18 PM, Oryus wrote:
At 5/27/2012 5:36:43 PM, Contra wrote:
At 5/27/2012 5:34:09 PM, Oryus wrote:
Velkommen.

Willkommen. Assuming you were saying "Welcome" auf Deutsch.

It's the best worst site I've ever found.

Yeah, I don't speak german in the slightest.

NEIN!

Norweigan or Danish then?
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5/28/2012 12:14:39 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/27/2012 11:56:19 PM, BlackVoid wrote:
Looking at his username, does this mean Jimtimmy was right all along?

xD. That's what I thought too...

What is JT referring to, JTistrue?
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5/28/2012 12:29:14 AM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/27/2012 1:46:56 PM, 1dustpelt wrote:
At 5/27/2012 1:40:58 PM, Contra wrote:
Welcome to DDO (debate.org).

This website is by far dominated by pretty much right-wingers, so you'll probably find plenty to debate here.

False. Look around! All the popular people are liberals! People like 16k and Jim are hated on while people like Imabench and Royal rule the site!

Well, I do dominate Conservative :)
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