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JuliaD
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5/29/2012 4:31:54 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
I have an exciting update for the DDO community. Later this week we are planning a major update to the Big Issues section of Debate.org.

The release will include the following items:

• 18 New Big Issue topics (created from member feedback)
Globalism
Redistributionism
Stimulus Spending
Homeschooling
Occupy Movement
European Union
Gold Standard
Electoral College
Animal Rights
Torture
Capitalism
Socialism
Internet Censorship
Free Trade
Legalize Prostitution
Military Interventionism
Federal Reserve
Barack Obama

• 13 Existing Big Issue topics will be moved to an archived state
Late Term Abortion
President George W. Bush
Water Boarding
United States
Campaign Finance Reform
War in Iraq
NAFTA
Missile Defense System
World Trade Organization
Patriotism
Flag Burning
School Vouchers
PETA

• A module on the homepage with direct links to the Big Issues pages

• A page listing out and directly linking to all of the Big Issues and their associated pro/con percentage

Our goal is to release later this week, either Thursday or Friday. I will update the forums with the definitive timeframe once we nail it down.
Rusty
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5/29/2012 4:35:29 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/29/2012 4:31:54 PM, JuliaD wrote:
I have an exciting update for the DDO community. Later this week we are planning a major update to the Big Issues section of Debate.org.

The release will include the following items:

• 18 New Big Issue topics (created from member feedback)
Globalism
Redistributionism
Stimulus Spending
Homeschooling
Occupy Movement
European Union
Gold Standard
Electoral College
Animal Rights
Torture
Capitalism
Socialism
Internet Censorship
Free Trade
Legalize Prostitution
Military Interventionism
Federal Reserve
Barack Obama


I think Legal Prostitution should be reworded to blend in more. A lot of the items are -isms and "subjects" if that makes sense. That's the best way I know how to put it. "Legalize Prostitution" is more of an action, and doesn't seem to really fit in. Maybe it should be "Legal Prostitution" or "Prostitution Legalization."
Contra
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5/29/2012 4:37:40 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/29/2012 4:32:21 PM, Rusty wrote:
Cool.
"The solution [for Republicans] is to admit that Bush was a bad president, stop this racist homophobic stuff, stop trying to give most of the tax cuts to the rich, propose a real alternative to Obamacare that actually works, and propose smart free market solutions to our economic problems." - Distraff

"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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5/29/2012 4:38:06 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/29/2012 4:31:54 PM, JuliaD wrote:

Barack Obama

lol That awkward moment when Obama loses in November.

But that won't happen. Great new issues!
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5/29/2012 4:38:28 PM
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Eh, I'm doubting their gonna change anything at this point like that Rusty.
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5/29/2012 4:38:43 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/29/2012 4:36:33 PM, Rusty wrote:
Like how you have Internet Censorship instead of "Censor the Internet" or something like that, for example.

I agree. We will make sure to adjust that prior to pushing out the update.
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5/29/2012 4:38:48 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/29/2012 4:38:06 PM, 000ike wrote:
At 5/29/2012 4:31:54 PM, JuliaD wrote:

Barack Obama

lol That awkward moment when Obama loses in November.

But that won't happen. Great new issues!

And I think Jimtimmy's main punch line how "Innomen has failed us" has been chiefly refuted, or will be very soon.
"The solution [for Republicans] is to admit that Bush was a bad president, stop this racist homophobic stuff, stop trying to give most of the tax cuts to the rich, propose a real alternative to Obamacare that actually works, and propose smart free market solutions to our economic problems." - Distraff

"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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5/29/2012 4:39:41 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/29/2012 4:38:28 PM, OberHerr wrote:
Eh, I'm doubting their gonna change anything at this point like that Rusty.

Sorry, what now? ;)
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5/29/2012 4:40:26 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/29/2012 4:39:41 PM, Rusty wrote:
At 5/29/2012 4:38:28 PM, OberHerr wrote:
Eh, I'm doubting their gonna change anything at this point like that Rusty.

Sorry, what now? ;)

I stand corrected.
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5/29/2012 4:40:49 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/29/2012 4:40:26 PM, OberHerr wrote:
At 5/29/2012 4:39:41 PM, Rusty wrote:
At 5/29/2012 4:38:28 PM, OberHerr wrote:
Eh, I'm doubting their gonna change anything at this point like that Rusty.

Sorry, what now? ;)

I stand corrected.

I'm just being a jerk. :P
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5/29/2012 4:47:18 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
This is fantastic news.
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5/29/2012 4:48:34 PM
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At 5/29/2012 4:47:18 PM, Nur-Ab-Sal wrote:
This is fantastic news.
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5/29/2012 5:21:54 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Some thoughts:

Globalism- Shouldn't that be "Globalization"?
Redistributionism- lol
Stimulus Spending- lol
Homeschooling- lol
Occupy Movement- As if they matter... lol^(∞= the infinity symbol which this website won't allow me to include. The joke is less funny for it.)
European Union- Laying the foundation for civilizational-economic superstructures... i.e. the greatest threat to the Westphalian nationstate since... the introduction of the Westphalian nationstate. The internationalist in me says gg.
Gold Standard- impractical. lol
Electoral College- this is an issue?
Animal Rights- ROFL.
Torture- God. Bless. America.
Capitalism- And the last man said... let's go to McDonalds.
Socialism- And the last man said.... nothing.
Internet Censorship- Let there be blackout.
Free Trade- Yay!
Legalize Prostitution- Moral Relativism is fun, isn't it?
Military Interventionism- Because this is actually something the public gets a voice on.
Federal Reserve- Modern Day Economic Jericho.
Barack Obama- LOVE his foreign policy.
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5/29/2012 5:40:25 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
Why is Late Term Abortion gone? Many ppl are pro-choice on early stages but pro life on late term.
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5/29/2012 5:42:59 PM
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At 5/29/2012 4:34:35 PM, CiRrK wrote:
Omg interventionism :D
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5/29/2012 5:45:18 PM
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I personally don't care for Obama to be on there; I think the BIG Issues are meant to be just that: the major, sweeping issues, instead of the opinion on one person.

That being said, all in all a great list, besides BO.
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5/29/2012 6:55:03 PM
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At 5/29/2012 6:35:08 PM, Ron-Paul wrote:
Let it go. It won't work.

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5/29/2012 6:59:59 PM
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At 5/29/2012 6:12:54 PM, Wallstreetatheist wrote:
Is JuliaD an employee of Juggle?

Yes
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5/29/2012 7:00:22 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/29/2012 5:40:25 PM, 1dustpelt wrote:
Why is Late Term Abortion gone? Many ppl are pro-choice on early stages but pro life on late term.

Can you still make notes about your views to explain them? I think that was once a possibility. Perhaps a clarification could take place there.
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5/29/2012 7:07:19 PM
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Torture is such an abstract concept that nobody would be for it in the sense of strapping somebody to a chair in your basement and flogging them. I think that it should be worded a little more precisely, just as hostage torture or military torture.
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5/29/2012 7:17:48 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/29/2012 6:55:03 PM, Oryus wrote:
At 5/29/2012 6:35:08 PM, Ron-Paul wrote:
Let it go. It won't work.

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Message of thread: It worked.

I've tried it. Koopin's tried it. Many people have tried it. What to they all have in common? They haven't worked.
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5/29/2012 7:20:52 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/29/2012 7:17:48 PM, Ron-Paul wrote:
At 5/29/2012 6:55:03 PM, Oryus wrote:
At 5/29/2012 6:35:08 PM, Ron-Paul wrote:
Let it go. It won't work.

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Message of thread: It worked.

I've tried it. Koopin's tried it. Many people have tried it. What to they all have in common? They haven't worked.
This thread is Juggle's official one on the issue. JuliadD is an employee of Juggle, and says that the updates are on their way. It's good news.
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5/29/2012 7:21:06 PM
Posted: 4 years ago
At 5/29/2012 5:40:25 PM, 1dustpelt wrote:
Why is Late Term Abortion gone? Many ppl are pro-choice on early stages but pro life on late term.

Exactly!
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