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Wylted
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1/5/2015 9:02:41 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I haven't read this debate but a lot of unbiased good voters voted in your favor. I find it mildly disrespectful to those voters to concede.

I also believe that Bluesteel would rather win legitamately rather than by a concession.

I discussed my thoughts on this in PM but I also wanted to state this publicly.

There are 12 days left in voting and if Bluesteel won legitamately than the voting will likely reflect that by the time the voting period expires.
Mikal
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1/5/2015 9:06:42 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/5/2015 9:02:41 AM, Wylted wrote:
I haven't read this debate but a lot of unbiased good voters voted in your favor. I find it mildly disrespectful to those voters to concede.

I also believe that Bluesteel would rather win legitamately rather than by a concession.

I discussed my thoughts on this in PM but I also wanted to state this publicly.

There are 12 days left in voting and if Bluesteel won legitamately than the voting will likely reflect that by the time the voting period expires.

I firmly believe I deserve the loss. The concession was my choice to make
Mikal
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1/5/2015 9:18:32 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/5/2015 9:17:37 AM, Benshapiro wrote:
Why? Shouldn't it be up to the voters to decide that?

I am actually stating that I lost. I don't feel as if I won, and I don't want to win
Wylted
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1/5/2015 9:19:12 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/5/2015 9:06:42 AM, Mikal wrote:
At 1/5/2015 9:02:41 AM, Wylted wrote:
I haven't read this debate but a lot of unbiased good voters voted in your favor. I find it mildly disrespectful to those voters to concede.

I also believe that Bluesteel would rather win legitamately rather than by a concession.

I discussed my thoughts on this in PM but I also wanted to state this publicly.

There are 12 days left in voting and if Bluesteel won legitamately than the voting will likely reflect that by the time the voting period expires.

I firmly believe I deserve the loss. The concession was my choice to make

I hope Bluesteel rejects your concession.
Benshapiro
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1/5/2015 9:21:21 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/5/2015 9:18:32 AM, Mikal wrote:
At 1/5/2015 9:17:37 AM, Benshapiro wrote:
Why? Shouldn't it be up to the voters to decide that?

I am actually stating that I lost. I don't feel as if I won, and I don't want to win

Which major arguments did you lose? I was reading over the debate and thought it was pretty close in my opinion. I'd hate to think that you brought this up just because you didn't want to cause turmoil with your friendship with Bluesteel.
Mikal
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1/5/2015 9:21:56 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/5/2015 9:21:21 AM, Benshapiro wrote:
At 1/5/2015 9:18:32 AM, Mikal wrote:
At 1/5/2015 9:17:37 AM, Benshapiro wrote:
Why? Shouldn't it be up to the voters to decide that?

I am actually stating that I lost. I don't feel as if I won, and I don't want to win

Which major arguments did you lose? I was reading over the debate and thought it was pretty close in my opinion. I'd hate to think that you brought this up just because you didn't want to cause turmoil with your friendship with Bluesteel.

I just did poorly all around, It was a clear win for him
Benshapiro
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1/5/2015 9:23:34 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/5/2015 9:21:56 AM, Mikal wrote:
At 1/5/2015 9:21:21 AM, Benshapiro wrote:
At 1/5/2015 9:18:32 AM, Mikal wrote:
At 1/5/2015 9:17:37 AM, Benshapiro wrote:
Why? Shouldn't it be up to the voters to decide that?

I am actually stating that I lost. I don't feel as if I won, and I don't want to win

Which major arguments did you lose? I was reading over the debate and thought it was pretty close in my opinion. I'd hate to think that you brought this up just because you didn't want to cause turmoil with your friendship with Bluesteel.

I just did poorly all around, It was a clear win for him

I disagree but it's your choice. I'm assuming you've talked to Bluesteel
Mikal
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1/5/2015 9:24:03 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/5/2015 9:23:34 AM, Benshapiro wrote:
At 1/5/2015 9:21:56 AM, Mikal wrote:
At 1/5/2015 9:21:21 AM, Benshapiro wrote:
At 1/5/2015 9:18:32 AM, Mikal wrote:
At 1/5/2015 9:17:37 AM, Benshapiro wrote:
Why? Shouldn't it be up to the voters to decide that?

I am actually stating that I lost. I don't feel as if I won, and I don't want to win

Which major arguments did you lose? I was reading over the debate and thought it was pretty close in my opinion. I'd hate to think that you brought this up just because you didn't want to cause turmoil with your friendship with Bluesteel.

I just did poorly all around, It was a clear win for him

I disagree but it's your choice. I'm assuming you've talked to Bluesteel

I told him I was issuing a concession as I felt like I lost
Ragnar
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1/5/2015 12:25:47 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
I feel this may be tied to a certain piece of presidential news, as Mikal being very mature wants to avoid the voting pool being corrupted by pity votes.

Yes, were he a voter on said debate he'd probably vote against himself. However the line between that, and cutting off the conversation of votes is a leap I believe he would not otherwise take.
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Chuz-Life
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1/5/2015 12:46:31 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/5/2015 8:55:25 AM, Mikal wrote:
http://www.debate.org...

I formally concede this debate, as I lost. I would request that no one else vote for me.

As several people HAVE been convicted of MURDER for their part in illegal abortions in the U.S., . . .

You lost this one too.

http://www.debate.org...

Despite the vote bombs by tho who can't accept that reality.
"Sooner or later, the Supreme Court of the Unites States is going to have explain how a 'child in the womb' is a person enough to be recognized as a MURDER victim under our fetal homicide laws but how they are not persons enough to qualify for any other Constitutional protections" ~ Chuz Life

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1/5/2015 1:42:20 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/5/2015 8:55:25 AM, Mikal wrote:
http://www.debate.org...

I formally concede this debate, as I lost. I would request that no one else vote for me.

you can't concede a finished debate silly
Nolite Timere
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1/5/2015 1:43:27 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 1/5/2015 12:46:31 PM, Chuz-Life wrote:
At 1/5/2015 8:55:25 AM, Mikal wrote:
http://www.debate.org...

I formally concede this debate, as I lost. I would request that no one else vote for me.

As several people HAVE been convicted of MURDER for their part in illegal abortions in the U.S., . . .

You lost this one too.

http://www.debate.org...

Despite the vote bombs by tho who can't accept that reality.

lol....
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1/5/2015 5:15:23 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Don't care. I'll vote how I feel. It's not for the debaters to decide if they won or lost (if they can't decide they won, they can't decide they lost). Even if I voted against Mikal (meaning I think he lost), that doesn't make him defacto loser, and this doesn't change just because the person deciding this was a debater. What matters is what the voters as a whole think. If Mikal thinks he lost, but the voters declare him winner, then he won.