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Dennybug
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3/28/2014 8:03:55 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Hey guys, anyone have any ideas about original things to debate about? preferably serious and nothing political/religious since I'm pretty ignorant when it comes to those.

Thanks in advance :D
-Dennis
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3/28/2014 12:25:06 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/28/2014 8:03:55 AM, Dennybug wrote:
Hey guys, anyone have any ideas about original things to debate about? preferably serious and nothing political/religious since I'm pretty ignorant when it comes to those.

Thanks in advance :D
-Dennis

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3/28/2014 12:27:50 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/28/2014 8:03:55 AM, Dennybug wrote:
Hey guys, anyone have any ideas about original things to debate about? preferably serious and nothing political/religious since I'm pretty ignorant when it comes to those.

Thanks in advance :D
-Dennis

1 - Resolved: Soft Drinks should only use real sugar instead of corn syrup
2 - The US should switch to the metric system
3 - Its morally justified to want to protest the funeral of Fred Phelps
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3/28/2014 12:30:00 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/28/2014 12:27:50 PM, imabench wrote:
At 3/28/2014 8:03:55 AM, Dennybug wrote:
Hey guys, anyone have any ideas about original things to debate about? preferably serious and nothing political/religious since I'm pretty ignorant when it comes to those.

Thanks in advance :D
-Dennis

1 - Resolved: Soft Drinks should only use real sugar instead of corn syrup
2 - The US should switch to the metric system
3 - Its morally justified to want to protest the funeral of Fred Phelps

thanks for the suggestions, number 3 is great. I might actually go for that sometime this weekend
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3/28/2014 12:39:33 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/28/2014 8:03:55 AM, Dennybug wrote:
Hey guys, anyone have any ideas about original things to debate about? :preferably serious and nothing political/religious since I'm pretty ignorant when it comes :to those.

Those are debates I would personally love to read...

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3/28/2014 1:07:52 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/28/2014 12:30:00 PM, Dennybug wrote:
At 3/28/2014 12:27:50 PM, imabench wrote:
At 3/28/2014 8:03:55 AM, Dennybug wrote:
Hey guys, anyone have any ideas about original things to debate about? preferably serious and nothing political/religious since I'm pretty ignorant when it comes to those.

Thanks in advance :D
-Dennis

1 - Resolved: Soft Drinks should only use real sugar instead of corn syrup
2 - The US should switch to the metric system
3 - Its morally justified to want to protest the funeral of Fred Phelps

thanks for the suggestions, number 3 is great. I might actually go for that sometime this weekend

Do it.
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3/28/2014 1:41:07 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/28/2014 12:27:50 PM, imabench wrote:
At 3/28/2014 8:03:55 AM, Dennybug wrote:
Hey guys, anyone have any ideas about original things to debate about? preferably serious and nothing political/religious since I'm pretty ignorant when it comes to those.

Thanks in advance :D
-Dennis

1 - Resolved: Soft Drinks should only use real sugar instead of corn syrup

They do, in Europe. The reason is because sugar prices are artificially inflated because of sugar tariffs designed to protect the Floridian agriculture industry while corn prices are artificially low because of the strength of the midwestern corn lobby.

2 - The US should switch to the metric system

Meh. It would be nice, but too much work goes into play to make this happen.

3 - Its morally justified to want to protest the funeral of Fred Phelps

I'd rather debate whether the act of protesting Fred Phelps' funeral is justified. And, I'll debate anyone on this.
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3/28/2014 1:50:03 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/28/2014 8:03:55 AM, Dennybug wrote:
Hey guys, anyone have any ideas about original things to debate about? preferably serious and nothing political/religious since I'm pretty ignorant when it comes to those.

Thanks in advance :D
-Dennis

Here's one:
Certain countries should enforce required military service.
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3/28/2014 10:53:26 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/28/2014 1:41:07 PM, YYW wrote:
At 3/28/2014 12:27:50 PM, imabench wrote:
At 3/28/2014 8:03:55 AM, Dennybug wrote:
Hey guys, anyone have any ideas about original things to debate about? preferably serious and nothing political/religious since I'm pretty ignorant when it comes to those.

Thanks in advance :D
-Dennis

1 - Resolved: Soft Drinks should only use real sugar instead of corn syrup

They do, in Europe. The reason is because sugar prices are artificially inflated because of sugar tariffs designed to protect the Floridian agriculture industry while corn prices are artificially low because of the strength of the midwestern corn lobby.

2 - The US should switch to the metric system

Meh. It would be nice, but too much work goes into play to make this happen.

3 - Its morally justified to want to protest the funeral of Fred Phelps

I'd rather debate whether the act of protesting Fred Phelps' funeral is justified. And, I'll debate anyone on this.

I'll debate that the act of protesting at fred phelp's is wrong. if you're interested let me know.
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3/28/2014 10:55:43 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/28/2014 1:41:07 PM, YYW wrote:
At 3/28/2014 12:27:50 PM, imabench wrote:
At 3/28/2014 8:03:55 AM, Dennybug wrote:
Hey guys, anyone have any ideas about original things to debate about? preferably serious and nothing political/religious since I'm pretty ignorant when it comes to those.

Thanks in advance :D
-Dennis

1 - Resolved: Soft Drinks should only use real sugar instead of corn syrup

They do, in Europe. The reason is because sugar prices are artificially inflated because of sugar tariffs designed to protect the Floridian agriculture industry while corn prices are artificially low because of the strength of the midwestern corn lobby.

2 - The US should switch to the metric system

Meh. It would be nice, but too much work goes into play to make this happen.

3 - Its morally justified to want to protest the funeral of Fred Phelps

I'd rather debate whether the act of protesting Fred Phelps' funeral is justified. And, I'll debate anyone on this.

what side would you take on this?
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3/28/2014 11:00:07 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/28/2014 10:55:43 PM, Dennybug wrote:
At 3/28/2014 1:41:07 PM, YYW wrote:
3 - Its morally justified to want to protest the funeral of Fred Phelps

I'd rather debate whether the act of protesting Fred Phelps' funeral is justified. And, I'll debate anyone on this.

what side would you take on this?

Pro or con. I personally stand on the CON side, though.
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3/29/2014 12:00:06 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
Resolved: Gay marriage is not immoral.

Resolved: The Death Penalty poses more advantages than harm.

Resolved: Euthanasia should be legalized in the United States.

Resolved: Animal Testing should be limited to only must-test scenarios.

Resolved: It is immoral to fart on a plane.

Resolved: The Bible is not a legitimate source of information.

Resolved: That torture should be used whenever someone is expected to hold valuable information.

Resolved: Evolution is the most likely theory of life.

And many more.

Resolved:
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3/29/2014 12:36:26 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/29/2014 12:00:06 AM, dtaylor971 wrote:

I'm willing to take all of the following:

Resolved: Gay marriage is not immoral.

I'd take Pro [no BoP]

Resolved: The Death Penalty poses more advantages than harm.

I'd take Con [no BoP]

Resolved: Euthanasia should be legalized in the United States.

I'd take Pro [no BoP]

Resolved: Animal Testing should be limited to only must-test scenarios.

I'd take Pro [BoP]

Resolved: The Bible is not a legitimate source of information.

I'd take Pro [no BoP]

Resolved: That torture should be used whenever someone is expected to hold valuable information.

I'd take Con [no BoP]
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3/29/2014 12:43:00 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/28/2014 12:27:50 PM, imabench wrote:
At 3/28/2014 8:03:55 AM, Dennybug wrote:
Hey guys, anyone have any ideas about original things to debate about? preferably serious and nothing political/religious since I'm pretty ignorant when it comes to those.

Thanks in advance :D
-Dennis

1 - Resolved: Soft Drinks should only use real sugar instead of corn syrup
2 - The US should switch to the metric system
If this ever happened, I would weep tears of joy.
3 - Its morally justified to want to protest the funeral of Fred Phelps
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3/29/2014 12:48:09 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/28/2014 12:27:50 PM, imabench wrote:
At 3/28/2014 8:03:55 AM, Dennybug wrote:
Hey guys, anyone have any ideas about original things to debate about? preferably serious and nothing political/religious since I'm pretty ignorant when it comes to those.

Thanks in advance :D
-Dennis

1 - Resolved: Soft Drinks should only use real sugar instead of corn syrup

lol, imabench too bad you shut down TWS. That is a stupid statement. Corn syrup has sugar, as real as it gets.
LOL, yeah, it's pretty amazing how they think they can "reason" with you. - Sidewalker, speaking of advocates for sexual deviancy.

So, my advice, Liberty, is to go somewhere else. Leave, and never come back. - YYW

And that's what I did. Contact me at http://www.edeb8.com... by the same user name if you have anything you'd like to say.
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3/29/2014 5:13:52 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 3/29/2014 12:00:06 AM, dtaylor971 wrote:
Resolved: Gay marriage is not immoral.

Resolved: The Death Penalty poses more advantages than harm.

Resolved: Euthanasia should be legalized in the United States.

Resolved: Animal Testing should be limited to only must-test scenarios.


Resolved: It is immoral to fart on a plane.

Resolved: The Bible is not a legitimate source of information.

Resolved: That torture should be used whenever someone is expected to hold valuable information.

Resolved: Evolution is the most likely theory of life.

And many more.

Resolved:

Those are all really generic. Except for the farting on planes, that Sh!t can't be helped. OK?