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5/19/2014 9:46:21 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I will have a ton of free time in June due to some things going on in my life, and I would love to get in some quality debates during that time period. Below are some resolutions I am interested in debating, along with the side I would prefer. I know I've already promised Cermank, YYW, Crypto, and Pots debates (if I am forgetting a debate that I owe someone, remind me here please). Let me know if you're interested!

Serious Topics

1. Narendra Modi will be a better PM than Manmohan Singh (Con)
2. A "rape culture" is growing on college campuses in the U.S. (Pro)
3. The African Union should intensify its AMISOM operations in Somalia (Pro)
4. Vigilantism is justified when governments fail to enforce the law (Pro)
5. Animals are capable of having rights (Pro)
6. The Treaty of Versailles was unjust (Pro)
7. On balance, violent revolution is a just response to political oppression* (Pro)
8. Placing political conditions on humanitarian aid to foreign countries is unjust (Pro/Con)
9. Intervention in the internal political processes of other nations is morally permissible when the goal of the intervention is to halt human rights abuses (Pro/Con)
10. Botswana should never have succeeded (Con)
11. Justice may sometimes require redistribution of resources (Pro)
12. The Death Penalty is Moral in the Following Scenario:

The Criminal has been found guilty of crimes against humanity, specifically engineering a genocide (e.g. Rwanda), and engineering a mass rape (e.g. Nanking). There is ample documented evidence, witness testimony, and audiovisual evidence to support the conviction; moreover, he admits to his guilt. His trial was fair, he is mentally competent, and he was well-represented by a team of lawyers. He has been found responsible for the death of thousands of people, the rapes of hundreds more, and the maltreatment of still thousands more. (Pro)

13. There should be a minimum wage in industrialized nations (Pro)
14. Homosexuality is immoral (Con)
15. When in conflict, national security concerns ought to take precedence over personal privacy* (Pro/Con)

Less Serious Topics

1. Satele Shan was more powerful than Yoda (Pro)
2. Leia Organa was a better leader than Padme Amidala (Pro)
3. Grand Admiral Thrawn was not a better tactician than ____** (Pro)
4. In a fair fight, Qui-Gon Jinn (from Episode I) would defeat Luke Skywalker (Episode VI) (Pro)
5. In a fair fight, Plo Koon would likely defeat Ki-Adi-Mundi (Pro)

Key

*I would only wish to debate this in an LD format (as laid out by the NCFL/NFL); I would not permits K's, Theory, or off-topic cases.
**Pick your tactician, but I must consent to your selection first.
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5/19/2014 9:49:52 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I can probably only fit in a few of these...maybe the first 8 or so takers, if anyone wants to do them.
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5/19/2014 9:56:30 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
Please excuse my established debate ignorance, but what do you mean by, "I would not permits K's, Theory, or off-topic cases"?
I'm becoming less defined as days go by, fading away, and well you might say, I'm losing focus, kinda drifting into the abstract in terms of how I see myself.
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5/19/2014 10:01:19 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/19/2014 9:56:30 PM, Subutai wrote:
Please excuse my established debate ignorance, but what do you mean by, "I would not permits K's, Theory, or off-topic cases"?

"In policy debate and becoming increasingly common in Lincoln"Douglas debates, generally speaking, a kritik usually challenges a certain mindset, assumption, or discursive element that exists within the advocacy of the opposing team, often from the perspective of critical theory."

So, for example, if the resolution is: "There is a moral obligation to help people" a kritik (K) might be that morality doesn't exist, therefore there can be no moral obligation to do anything.

"Recently, methods of winning the round have become prominent that cannot be classified as true cases, because they are used as a semi-independent part of or in addition to the case proper, and do not advocate an extensively developed position. These include the "a priori" or "prima facie" argument which attempt to demonstrate that the resolution is true/false outside of the typical syllogistic model, most commonly by collapsing it into a tautology or presenting some reason why it's nonsensical. "Theory" debate, which says that an opponent's argument or style of argumentation (e.g. talking too fast or interpreting the resolution in a certain way) is unfair or uneducational and explains why fairness or educational considerations supersedes the resolutional evaluation, has also proliferated. Like atypical cases, the merit of these types of arguments is heatedly contested, although both are common on the national circuit."

http://en.wikipedia.org...
http://en.wikipedia.org...
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5/19/2014 10:12:41 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/19/2014 10:01:19 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 5/19/2014 9:56:30 PM, Subutai wrote:
Please excuse my established debate ignorance, but what do you mean by, "I would not permits K's, Theory, or off-topic cases"?

"In policy debate and becoming increasingly common in Lincoln"Douglas debates, generally speaking, a kritik usually challenges a certain mindset, assumption, or discursive element that exists within the advocacy of the opposing team, often from the perspective of critical theory."

So, for example, if the resolution is: "There is a moral obligation to help people" a kritik (K) might be that morality doesn't exist, therefore there can be no moral obligation to do anything.

"Recently, methods of winning the round have become prominent that cannot be classified as true cases, because they are used as a semi-independent part of or in addition to the case proper, and do not advocate an extensively developed position. These include the "a priori" or "prima facie" argument which attempt to demonstrate that the resolution is true/false outside of the typical syllogistic model, most commonly by collapsing it into a tautology or presenting some reason why it's nonsensical. "Theory" debate, which says that an opponent's argument or style of argumentation (e.g. talking too fast or interpreting the resolution in a certain way) is unfair or uneducational and explains why fairness or educational considerations supersedes the resolutional evaluation, has also proliferated. Like atypical cases, the merit of these types of arguments is heatedly contested, although both are common on the national circuit."

http://en.wikipedia.org...
http://en.wikipedia.org...

Appreciate it. I always find myself out of place when people talk about formal debate structures. I'm interested in number 15. Can you give me some examples of kritiks for that specific topic?
I'm becoming less defined as days go by, fading away, and well you might say, I'm losing focus, kinda drifting into the abstract in terms of how I see myself.
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5/19/2014 10:20:20 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/19/2014 10:12:41 PM, Subutai wrote:

Appreciate it. I always find myself out of place when people talk about formal debate structures. I'm interested in number 15. Can you give me some examples of kritiks for that specific topic?

Sure thing :)

Moral nihilism would be a common one, esp. since "ought" is usually defined in a moral context.

Another idea might be that nations are just mental constructs, and do not exist in actuality. Therefore, there can be no such thing as "national security."

Another one might be that there is no such thing as "privacy."
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5/19/2014 10:32:41 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/19/2014 9:46:21 PM, bsh1 wrote:
I will have a ton of free time in June due to some things going on in my life, and I would love to get in some quality debates during that time period. Below are some resolutions I am interested in debating, along with the side I would prefer. I know I've already promised Cermank, YYW, Crypto, and Pots debates (if I am forgetting a debate that I owe someone, remind me here please). Let me know if you're interested!

Serious Topics

1. Narendra Modi will be a better PM than Manmohan Singh (Con)
2. A "rape culture" is growing on college campuses in the U.S. (Pro)
3. The African Union should intensify its AMISOM operations in Somalia (Pro)
4. Vigilantism is justified when governments fail to enforce the law (Pro)
5. Animals are capable of having rights (Pro)
6. The Treaty of Versailles was unjust (Pro)
7. On balance, violent revolution is a just response to political oppression* (Pro)
8. Placing political conditions on humanitarian aid to foreign countries is unjust (Pro/Con)
9. Intervention in the internal political processes of other nations is morally permissible when the goal of the intervention is to halt human rights abuses (Pro/Con)
10. Botswana should never have succeeded (Con)
11. Justice may sometimes require redistribution of resources (Pro)
12. The Death Penalty is Moral in the Following Scenario:

The Criminal has been found guilty of crimes against humanity, specifically engineering a genocide (e.g. Rwanda), and engineering a mass rape (e.g. Nanking). There is ample documented evidence, witness testimony, and audiovisual evidence to support the conviction; moreover, he admits to his guilt. His trial was fair, he is mentally competent, and he was well-represented by a team of lawyers. He has been found responsible for the death of thousands of people, the rapes of hundreds more, and the maltreatment of still thousands more. (Pro)

I think we should debate death penalty.


13. There should be a minimum wage in industrialized nations (Pro)
14. Homosexuality is immoral (Con)

I WILL debate you on same-sex marriage, if you wish, with me being Con.

15. When in conflict, national security concerns ought to take precedence over personal privacy* (Pro/Con)

Less Serious Topics

1. Satele Shan was more powerful than Yoda (Pro)
2. Leia Organa was a better leader than Padme Amidala (Pro)
3. Grand Admiral Thrawn was not a better tactician than ____** (Pro)
4. In a fair fight, Qui-Gon Jinn (from Episode I) would defeat Luke Skywalker (Episode VI) (Pro)
5. In a fair fight, Plo Koon would likely defeat Ki-Adi-Mundi (Pro)

Key

*I would only wish to debate this in an LD format (as laid out by the NCFL/NFL); I would not permits K's, Theory, or off-topic cases.

Booooooooo! :P

**Pick your tactician, but I must consent to your selection first.
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5/19/2014 10:38:58 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/19/2014 9:46:21 PM, bsh1 wrote:
1. Satele Shan was more powerful than Yoda (Pro)
Satele Shan doesn't even exist in the canon anymore bruh.
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5/19/2014 10:41:58 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/19/2014 10:38:58 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
At 5/19/2014 9:46:21 PM, bsh1 wrote:
1. Satele Shan was more powerful than Yoda (Pro)
Satele Shan doesn't even exist in the canon anymore bruh.

When did this happen?! WTF.
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5/19/2014 10:44:13 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/19/2014 10:32:41 PM, kbub wrote:
At 5/19/2014 9:46:21 PM, bsh1 wrote:
I will have a ton of free time in June due to some things going on in my life, and I would love to get in some quality debates during that time period. Below are some resolutions I am interested in debating, along with the side I would prefer. I know I've already promised Cermank, YYW, Crypto, and Pots debates (if I am forgetting a debate that I owe someone, remind me here please). Let me know if you're interested!

Serious Topics

1. Narendra Modi will be a better PM than Manmohan Singh (Con)
2. A "rape culture" is growing on college campuses in the U.S. (Pro)
3. The African Union should intensify its AMISOM operations in Somalia (Pro)
4. Vigilantism is justified when governments fail to enforce the law (Pro)
5. Animals are capable of having rights (Pro)
6. The Treaty of Versailles was unjust (Pro)
7. On balance, violent revolution is a just response to political oppression* (Pro)
8. Placing political conditions on humanitarian aid to foreign countries is unjust (Pro/Con)
9. Intervention in the internal political processes of other nations is morally permissible when the goal of the intervention is to halt human rights abuses (Pro/Con)
10. Botswana should never have succeeded (Con)
11. Justice may sometimes require redistribution of resources (Pro)
12. The Death Penalty is Moral in the Following Scenario:

The Criminal has been found guilty of crimes against humanity, specifically engineering a genocide (e.g. Rwanda), and engineering a mass rape (e.g. Nanking). There is ample documented evidence, witness testimony, and audiovisual evidence to support the conviction; moreover, he admits to his guilt. His trial was fair, he is mentally competent, and he was well-represented by a team of lawyers. He has been found responsible for the death of thousands of people, the rapes of hundreds more, and the maltreatment of still thousands more. (Pro)

I think we should debate death penalty.

You would take Con; i.e. that the Criminal in that scenario should not be put to death?

13. There should be a minimum wage in industrialized nations (Pro)
14. Homosexuality is immoral (Con)

I WILL debate you on same-sex marriage, if you wish, with me being Con.

I would rather debate homosexuality itself, vice the institution of marriage. I will be debating Crypto on the definition of marriage, so I don't want a repeat topic.

15. When in conflict, national security concerns ought to take precedence over personal privacy* (Pro/Con)


*I would only wish to debate this in an LD format (as laid out by the NCFL/NFL); I would not permits K's, Theory, or off-topic cases.

Booooooooo! :P

Lol...Did you do policy?
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5/19/2014 10:49:02 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/19/2014 10:44:13 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 5/19/2014 10:32:41 PM, kbub wrote:
At 5/19/2014 9:46:21 PM, bsh1 wrote:
I will have a ton of free time in June due to some things going on in my life, and I would love to get in some quality debates during that time period. Below are some resolutions I am interested in debating, along with the side I would prefer. I know I've already promised Cermank, YYW, Crypto, and Pots debates (if I am forgetting a debate that I owe someone, remind me here please). Let me know if you're interested!

Serious Topics

1. Narendra Modi will be a better PM than Manmohan Singh (Con)
2. A "rape culture" is growing on college campuses in the U.S. (Pro)
3. The African Union should intensify its AMISOM operations in Somalia (Pro)
4. Vigilantism is justified when governments fail to enforce the law (Pro)
5. Animals are capable of having rights (Pro)
6. The Treaty of Versailles was unjust (Pro)
7. On balance, violent revolution is a just response to political oppression* (Pro)
8. Placing political conditions on humanitarian aid to foreign countries is unjust (Pro/Con)
9. Intervention in the internal political processes of other nations is morally permissible when the goal of the intervention is to halt human rights abuses (Pro/Con)
10. Botswana should never have succeeded (Con)
11. Justice may sometimes require redistribution of resources (Pro)
12. The Death Penalty is Moral in the Following Scenario:

The Criminal has been found guilty of crimes against humanity, specifically engineering a genocide (e.g. Rwanda), and engineering a mass rape (e.g. Nanking). There is ample documented evidence, witness testimony, and audiovisual evidence to support the conviction; moreover, he admits to his guilt. His trial was fair, he is mentally competent, and he was well-represented by a team of lawyers. He has been found responsible for the death of thousands of people, the rapes of hundreds more, and the maltreatment of still thousands more. (Pro)

I think we should debate death penalty.

You would take Con; i.e. that the Criminal in that scenario should not be put to death?


Correct

13. There should be a minimum wage in industrialized nations (Pro)
14. Homosexuality is immoral (Con)

I WILL debate you on same-sex marriage, if you wish, with me being Con.

I would rather debate homosexuality itself, vice the institution of marriage. I will be debating Crypto on the definition of marriage, so I don't want a repeat topic.


Well, I certainly can't debate that ;)

15. When in conflict, national security concerns ought to take precedence over personal privacy* (Pro/Con)


*I would only wish to debate this in an LD format (as laid out by the NCFL/NFL); I would not permits K's, Theory, or off-topic cases.

Booooooooo! :P

Lol...Did you do policy?

No, but I respect it a lot. I like their structure, but can't match their speed and don't cut cards.
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5/19/2014 11:00:00 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/19/2014 10:41:58 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 5/19/2014 10:38:58 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
At 5/19/2014 9:46:21 PM, bsh1 wrote:
1. Satele Shan was more powerful than Yoda (Pro)
Satele Shan doesn't even exist in the canon anymore bruh.

When did this happen?! WTF.

"As of April 25, 2014, the only previously published materials that are considered canon are the six Star Wars films and the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series and film, while the Expanded Universe is no longer considered canon and was re-termed as the "Legends" brand."

http://starwars.wikia.com...
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5/19/2014 11:00:41 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/19/2014 10:49:02 PM, kbub wrote:
At 5/19/2014 10:44:13 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 5/19/2014 10:32:41 PM, kbub wrote:

I think we should debate death penalty.

You would take Con; i.e. that the Criminal in that scenario should not be put to death?


Correct

Sweet.

Booooooooo! :P

Lol...Did you do policy?

No, but I respect it a lot. I like their structure, but can't match their speed and don't cut cards.

Lol...I have literally zero respect for policy...it's turned debate into a contest of who can out theory who, rather than focusing on the issues at hand. I have judged 30+ policy rounds this year and I saw only 2 topical cases. That's ridiculous.
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5/19/2014 11:02:09 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/19/2014 11:00:00 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
At 5/19/2014 10:41:58 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 5/19/2014 10:38:58 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
At 5/19/2014 9:46:21 PM, bsh1 wrote:
1. Satele Shan was more powerful than Yoda (Pro)
Satele Shan doesn't even exist in the canon anymore bruh.

When did this happen?! WTF.

"As of April 25, 2014, the only previously published materials that are considered canon are the six Star Wars films and the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series and film, while the Expanded Universe is no longer considered canon and was re-termed as the "Legends" brand."

http://starwars.wikia.com...

I fvcking hate Lucasfilm.
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5/19/2014 11:05:34 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/19/2014 10:20:20 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 5/19/2014 10:12:41 PM, Subutai wrote:

Appreciate it. I always find myself out of place when people talk about formal debate structures. I'm interested in number 15. Can you give me some examples of kritiks for that specific topic?

Sure thing :)

Moral nihilism would be a common one, esp. since "ought" is usually defined in a moral context.

Another idea might be that nations are just mental constructs, and do not exist in actuality. Therefore, there can be no such thing as "national security."


I haven't heard that one exactly, but I came across a similar one that said that supporting the system of nationality is worse than other impacts, or that using rhetoric that supports nationality is what structures nationality in the first place, and therefore such rhetoric ought to be rejected in round (because debate is a battle of competing ideologies and rejecting this rhetoric is symbolically better) and due to external impacts (one rhetorical is causing real world harm, and voting for the other side does real world benefit).

Another one might be that there is no such thing as "privacy."
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5/19/2014 11:06:58 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/19/2014 11:00:41 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 5/19/2014 10:49:02 PM, kbub wrote:
At 5/19/2014 10:44:13 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 5/19/2014 10:32:41 PM, kbub wrote:

I think we should debate death penalty.

You would take Con; i.e. that the Criminal in that scenario should not be put to death?


Correct

Sweet.

Booooooooo! :P

Lol...Did you do policy?

No, but I respect it a lot. I like their structure, but can't match their speed and don't cut cards.

Lol...I have literally zero respect for policy...it's turned debate into a contest of who can out theory who, rather than focusing on the issues at hand. I have judged 30+ policy rounds this year and I saw only 2 topical cases. That's ridiculous.

Why in the world were you judging policy then?
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5/19/2014 11:08:17 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/19/2014 11:00:00 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
At 5/19/2014 10:41:58 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 5/19/2014 10:38:58 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
At 5/19/2014 9:46:21 PM, bsh1 wrote:
1. Satele Shan was more powerful than Yoda (Pro)
Satele Shan doesn't even exist in the canon anymore bruh.

When did this happen?! WTF.

"As of April 25, 2014, the only previously published materials that are considered canon are the six Star Wars films and the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series and film, while the Expanded Universe is no longer considered canon and was re-termed as the "Legends" brand."

http://starwars.wikia.com...

That's messed up
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5/19/2014 11:09:10 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/19/2014 11:02:09 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 5/19/2014 11:00:00 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
At 5/19/2014 10:41:58 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 5/19/2014 10:38:58 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
At 5/19/2014 9:46:21 PM, bsh1 wrote:
1. Satele Shan was more powerful than Yoda (Pro)
Satele Shan doesn't even exist in the canon anymore bruh.

When did this happen?! WTF.

"As of April 25, 2014, the only previously published materials that are considered canon are the six Star Wars films and the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series and film, while the Expanded Universe is no longer considered canon and was re-termed as the "Legends" brand."

http://starwars.wikia.com...

I fvcking hate Lucasfilm.

Lol.

So... Satele Shan doesn't even exist in the Star Wars universe K?
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5/19/2014 11:10:35 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/19/2014 9:46:21 PM, bsh1 wrote:
I will have a ton of free time in June due to some things going on in my life, and I would love to get in some quality debates during that time period. Below are some resolutions I am interested in debating, along with the side I would prefer. I know I've already promised Cermank, YYW, Crypto, and Pots debates (if I am forgetting a debate that I owe someone, remind me here please). Let me know if you're interested!

Serious Topics

1. Narendra Modi will be a better PM than Manmohan Singh (Con)
2. A "rape culture" is growing on college campuses in the U.S. (Pro)
3. The African Union should intensify its AMISOM operations in Somalia (Pro)
4. Vigilantism is justified when governments fail to enforce the law (Pro)
5. Animals are capable of having rights (Pro)
6. The Treaty of Versailles was unjust (Pro)
7. On balance, violent revolution is a just response to political oppression* (Pro)
8. Placing political conditions on humanitarian aid to foreign countries is unjust (Pro/Con)
9. Intervention in the internal political processes of other nations is morally permissible when the goal of the intervention is to halt human rights abuses (Pro/Con)
10. Botswana should never have succeeded (Con)
11. Justice may sometimes require redistribution of resources (Pro)
12. The Death Penalty is Moral in the Following Scenario:

The Criminal has been found guilty of crimes against humanity, specifically engineering a genocide (e.g. Rwanda), and engineering a mass rape (e.g. Nanking). There is ample documented evidence, witness testimony, and audiovisual evidence to support the conviction; moreover, he admits to his guilt. His trial was fair, he is mentally competent, and he was well-represented by a team of lawyers. He has been found responsible for the death of thousands of people, the rapes of hundreds more, and the maltreatment of still thousands more. (Pro)

13. There should be a minimum wage in industrialized nations (Pro)
14. Homosexuality is immoral (Con)
15. When in conflict, national security concerns ought to take precedence over personal privacy* (Pro/Con)

It appears we agree on almost everything here.


Less Serious Topics

1. Satele Shan was more powerful than Yoda (Pro)

Define powerful.

2. Leia Organa was a better leader than Padme Amidala (Pro)

I could argue this. Wartime vs. peacetime leadership.

3. Grand Admiral Thrawn was not a better tactician than ____** (Pro)

Bet I worse tactician in the Starwars universe.

4. In a fair fight, Qui-Gon Jinn (from Episode I) would defeat Luke Skywalker (Episode VI) (Pro)

As they were in those episodes, maybe. But I would argue that Luke eventually grows more powerful.

5. In a fair fight, Plo Koon would likely defeat Ki-Adi-Mundi (Pro)

Well, Duh.


Key

*I would only wish to debate this in an LD format (as laid out by the NCFL/NFL); I would not permits K's, Theory, or off-topic cases.
**Pick your tactician, but I must consent to your selection first.
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5/19/2014 11:11:02 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/19/2014 11:06:58 PM, kbub wrote:
At 5/19/2014 11:00:41 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 5/19/2014 10:49:02 PM, kbub wrote:
At 5/19/2014 10:44:13 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 5/19/2014 10:32:41 PM, kbub wrote:

I think we should debate death penalty.

You would take Con; i.e. that the Criminal in that scenario should not be put to death?


Correct

Sweet.

Booooooooo! :P

Lol...Did you do policy?

No, but I respect it a lot. I like their structure, but can't match their speed and don't cut cards.

Lol...I have literally zero respect for policy...it's turned debate into a contest of who can out theory who, rather than focusing on the issues at hand. I have judged 30+ policy rounds this year and I saw only 2 topical cases. That's ridiculous.

Why in the world were you judging policy then?

Because I coach for a school with a policy team, and I am the only one who (a) can flow speed, (b) has an understanding of the mechanics of policy, and (c) the tabroom always pulls because I can never learn to say "no."

I prefer judging LD. But our league is so short on judges qualified to judge policy, I always get pulled. I hate it, yes, but at least I can judge it.
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5/19/2014 11:12:32 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/19/2014 11:09:10 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
At 5/19/2014 11:02:09 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 5/19/2014 11:00:00 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
At 5/19/2014 10:41:58 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 5/19/2014 10:38:58 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
At 5/19/2014 9:46:21 PM, bsh1 wrote:
1. Satele Shan was more powerful than Yoda (Pro)
Satele Shan doesn't even exist in the canon anymore bruh.

When did this happen?! WTF.

"As of April 25, 2014, the only previously published materials that are considered canon are the six Star Wars films and the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series and film, while the Expanded Universe is no longer considered canon and was re-termed as the "Legends" brand."

http://starwars.wikia.com...

I fvcking hate Lucasfilm.

Lol.

So... Satele Shan doesn't even exist in the Star Wars universe K?

I would still debate the topic. That...is just so depressing...Everything I grew up on squashed in one paragraph.
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5/19/2014 11:13:16 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/19/2014 11:08:17 PM, kbub wrote:
At 5/19/2014 11:00:00 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
At 5/19/2014 10:41:58 PM, bsh1 wrote:
At 5/19/2014 10:38:58 PM, ClassicRobert wrote:
At 5/19/2014 9:46:21 PM, bsh1 wrote:
1. Satele Shan was more powerful than Yoda (Pro)
Satele Shan doesn't even exist in the canon anymore bruh.

When did this happen?! WTF.

"As of April 25, 2014, the only previously published materials that are considered canon are the six Star Wars films and the Star Wars: The Clone Wars television series and film, while the Expanded Universe is no longer considered canon and was re-termed as the "Legends" brand."

http://starwars.wikia.com...

That's messed up

Agreed. 100%.
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5/19/2014 11:15:50 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/19/2014 11:10:35 PM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:
At 5/19/2014 9:46:21 PM, bsh1 wrote:

Less Serious Topics

1. Satele Shan was more powerful than Yoda (Pro)

Define powerful.

I guess I'd have to mull that over more...

2. Leia Organa was a better leader than Padme Amidala (Pro)

I could argue this. Wartime vs. peacetime leadership.

Well, both led during war and peace times...

4. In a fair fight, Qui-Gon Jinn (from Episode I) would defeat Luke Skywalker (Episode VI) (Pro)

As they were in those episodes, maybe. But I would argue that Luke eventually grows more powerful.

That's why I limited it to those episodes. Clearly, Grand Master Skywalker would beat the crap out of Qui-Gon...

Anywho...I thought we were gonna debate the following:

Zambia should gradually and significantly reduce ties with China
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5/19/2014 11:20:06 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
LIST

Let me just keep this list up so that I can keep track of things...Info is displayed as: Debater -- Topic

NEW DEBATES

1. Kbub -- 12
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

OTHER DEBATES

1. Cermank -- The elder wand was the most useful of the Deathly Hallows
2. YYW -- It is morally permissible for victims to use deadly force as a deliberate response to repeated domestic violence
3. Crypto -- The Conjugal View of Marriage is Philosophically Sound
4. Pots -- Zambia should gradually and significantly reduce ties with China
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5/19/2014 11:34:36 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/19/2014 11:10:35 PM, PotBelliedGeek wrote:

Is this an okay wording for our debate--if you're still on for it, that is...

Zambia should gradually and significantly reduce ties with China

And, I'm taking Pro, correct?
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5/19/2014 11:35:57 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
LIST

Let me just keep this list up so that I can keep track of things...Info is displayed as: Debater -- Topic

NEW DEBATES

1. Kbub -- 12
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.

OTHER DEBATES

1. Cermank -- The elder wand was the most useful of the Deathly Hallows (Con)
2. YYW -- It is morally permissible for victims to use deadly force as a deliberate response to repeated domestic violence (Pro)
3. Crypto -- The Conjugal View of Marriage is Philosophically Sound (Con)
4. Pots -- Zambia should gradually and significantly reduce ties with China (Pro)
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5/19/2014 11:59:39 PM
Posted: 2 years ago
I would love to do the death penalty one.
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5/20/2014 12:04:07 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
At 5/19/2014 11:59:39 PM, phantom wrote:
I would love to do the death penalty one.

Never mind...Let me know if it happens to fall through.
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5/20/2014 12:04:09 AM
Posted: 2 years ago
I would also like to debate you on the death penalty (me being con). I will also be watching your's and kbub's
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