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bsh1
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8/18/2015 5:11:44 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Aloha, DDO!

Intro

Just another Presidential Update. I wanted to just plug a few programs that are currently going on:

1. We're in need of tournament mods! If you would like to be a mod for a beginners' or regular tournament, please contact me or Airmax to apply. Thanks!

2. I just wanted to remind everyone that if they would like to be mentored by an experienced debater to reach out to Zaradi, who is running the New Member Mentorship Program [http://www.debate.org...]. Zaradi is also in search of mentors, not just mentees.

3. Tej [http://www.debate.org...] is currently working on the "Biweekly Topics" for the forums. If you're interested in submitting or suggesting a topic, please reach out to him. Thanks!

4. And, as always, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to contact me, Zaradi, or BV. We'd be happy to listen and help.

Updates

- My administration's "how to debate" guide is currently in the works, and should be out about halfway through my term (early Sept.) This guide should be in-depth and will, hopefully, really help people learn the essential mechanics of debate.
- The HOF will soon be fully updated to reflect recent elections, and I'll post about that shortly

Community Activities

- Risk Tournament: http://www.debate.org...
- DDO Jeopardy!: Feel free to watch the hangouts; they're usually fun to join even if you're not competing

Highlighted Debates

Challenge Period

Cole: Just governments ought to require that employers pay a living wage
[http://www.debate.org...]

Uther: Abolition of the Canadian Senate
[http://www.debate.org...]

JVN: The USFG should substantially curtail its domestic surveillance
[http://www.debate.org...]

Debating Period

Kasmic vs. Varrack: The LDS Concept of Faith is Unreasonable
[http://www.debate.org...]

bsh/harder vs. gabep/Rami: Team Debate: Mace Windu vs. Darth Sidious
[http://www.debate.org...]

triangle vs. NLC: Evolution vs Young Earth Creationism
[http://www.debate.org...]

Lannan vs. Wylted: The United States Federal Government should end its public funding for Planned Parenthood
[http://www.debate.org...]

Voting Period

Taj vs. Midnight: The death penalty should be abolished in the United States of America
[http://www.debate.org...]

Dilara vs. Skep: Jon snows parentage (SPOILER)
[http://www.debate.org...]

Blaz vs. Stargate: America has done more good then bad over the course of history
[http://www.debate.org...]

Highlighted Forums

Lee: Is Torture Ever Justified?
[http://www.debate.org...]

YYW: YYW on Iran
[http://www.debate.org...]

TDS (GCL): Starting this again...
[http://www.debate.org...]

Highlighted Polls

GoNim: What form of governance do you believe Scotland is entitled to?
[http://www.debate.org...]

TBR: If Donald Trump were a member of DDO, do you think he could win a debate?
[http://www.debate.org...]

Oreo: Thoughts on Socialism?
[http://www.debate.org...]

Trivia

C3PO and R2D2 appeared (more or less) in other movies made by two Star Wars Directors. They appeared in J.J. Abrams Star Trek and George Lucas's Raiders of the Lost Arc. They've also appeared in other interesting shows: "The characters were so popular they had their own animated television series for a short time and once appeared in episodes of The Muppets and Sesame Street where R2 oddly appeared to fall in love with a fire hydrant!" For more tidbits on these dynamic, mechanic duo, see the second link.

ttp://www.inafarawaygalaxy.com...
http://www.inafarawaygalaxy.com...

Last Update

http://www.debate.org...
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bsh1
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8/18/2015 5:12:42 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
Correction

This is Update No. 4
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8/18/2015 5:15:47 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/18/2015 5:12:42 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Correction

This is Update No. 4

"There are 3 types of people in this world:
People who are good at Math, and people who aren't."

(I get that joke now. :3)
Solonkr~
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8/18/2015 5:16:22 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/18/2015 5:15:47 AM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 8/18/2015 5:12:42 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Correction

This is Update No. 4

"There are 3 types of people in this world:
People who are good at Math, and people who aren't."

(I get that joke now. :3)

-_-
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"[Bsh1] is the Guinan of DDO." - ButterCatX

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SamStevens
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8/18/2015 5:20:18 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/18/2015 5:15:47 AM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 8/18/2015 5:12:42 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Correction

This is Update No. 4

"There are 3 types of people in this world:
People who are good at Math, and people who aren't."

(I get that joke now. :3)

lol
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8/18/2015 6:49:40 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Question: Why is the trailer thread for DDO The Movie NOT one of the highlighted forums?

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Khaos_Mage
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8/18/2015 6:52:45 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/18/2015 5:15:47 AM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 8/18/2015 5:12:42 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Correction

This is Update No. 4

"There are 3 types of people in this world:
People who are good at Math, and people who aren't."

(I get that joke now. :3)

There are two types of people in the world:
Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data.
My work here is, finally, done.
bsh1
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8/19/2015 12:40:07 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/18/2015 6:49:40 PM, imabench wrote:
Question: Why is the trailer thread for DDO The Movie NOT one of the highlighted forums?

Dont make me throw a hissy-fit.... i WILL throw a hissy fit.....

Lol...I try not to pick things off of the main forum. I want to pull from other, less-traveled forums to steer activity there. That being said, if you remind me in about 10 days or so, I can give the movie a shout out on my update :)
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bsh1
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8/19/2015 12:40:18 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/18/2015 6:52:45 PM, Khaos_Mage wrote:
At 8/18/2015 5:15:47 AM, ESocialBookworm wrote:
At 8/18/2015 5:12:42 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Correction

This is Update No. 4

"There are 3 types of people in this world:
People who are good at Math, and people who aren't."

(I get that joke now. :3)

There are two types of people in the world:
Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data.

Lol
Live Long and Prosper

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"Twilight isn't just about obtuse metaphors between cannibalism and premarital sex, it also teaches us the futility of hope." - Raisor

"[Bsh1] is the Guinan of DDO." - ButterCatX

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8/19/2015 12:40:28 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/18/2015 2:35:43 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
Great stuff. Keep up the good work.

Thank you :)
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"[Bsh1] is the Guinan of DDO." - ButterCatX

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8/19/2015 11:42:37 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/18/2015 5:11:44 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Aloha, DDO!

Intro

Just another Presidential Update. I wanted to just plug a few programs that are currently going on:

1. We're in need of tournament mods! If you would like to be a mod for a beginners' or regular tournament, please contact me or Airmax to apply. Thanks!

2. I just wanted to remind everyone that if they would like to be mentored by an experienced debater to reach out to Zaradi, who is running the New Member Mentorship Program [http://www.debate.org...]. Zaradi is also in search of mentors, not just mentees.

3. Tej [http://www.debate.org...] is currently working on the "Biweekly Topics" for the forums. If you're interested in submitting or suggesting a topic, please reach out to him. Thanks!

4. And, as always, if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, feel free to contact me, Zaradi, or BV. We'd be happy to listen and help.

Updates

- My administration's "how to debate" guide is currently in the works, and should be out about halfway through my term (early Sept.) This guide should be in-depth and will, hopefully, really help people learn the essential mechanics of debate.
- The HOF will soon be fully updated to reflect recent elections, and I'll post about that shortly

Community Activities

- Risk Tournament: http://www.debate.org...
- DDO Jeopardy!: Feel free to watch the hangouts; they're usually fun to join even if you're not competing

Highlighted Debates

Challenge Period

Cole: Just governments ought to require that employers pay a living wage
[http://www.debate.org...]

Uther: Abolition of the Canadian Senate
[http://www.debate.org...]

JVN: The USFG should substantially curtail its domestic surveillance
[http://www.debate.org...]

Debating Period

Kasmic vs. Varrack: The LDS Concept of Faith is Unreasonable
[http://www.debate.org...]

bsh/harder vs. gabep/Rami: Team Debate: Mace Windu vs. Darth Sidious
[http://www.debate.org...]

triangle vs. NLC: Evolution vs Young Earth Creationism
[http://www.debate.org...]

Lannan vs. Wylted: The United States Federal Government should end its public funding for Planned Parenthood
[http://www.debate.org...]

Voting Period

Taj vs. Midnight: The death penalty should be abolished in the United States of America
[http://www.debate.org...]

Dilara vs. Skep: Jon snows parentage (SPOILER)
[http://www.debate.org...]

Blaz vs. Stargate: America has done more good then bad over the course of history
[http://www.debate.org...]

Highlighted Forums

Lee: Is Torture Ever Justified?
[http://www.debate.org...]

YYW: YYW on Iran
[http://www.debate.org...]

TDS (GCL): Starting this again...
[http://www.debate.org...]

Highlighted Polls

GoNim: What form of governance do you believe Scotland is entitled to?
[http://www.debate.org...]

TBR: If Donald Trump were a member of DDO, do you think he could win a debate?
[http://www.debate.org...]

Oreo: Thoughts on Socialism?
[http://www.debate.org...]

Trivia

C3PO and R2D2 appeared (more or less) in other movies made by two Star Wars Directors. They appeared in J.J. Abrams Star Trek and George Lucas's Raiders of the Lost Arc. They've also appeared in other interesting shows: "The characters were so popular they had their own animated television series for a short time and once appeared in episodes of The Muppets and Sesame Street where R2 oddly appeared to fall in love with a fire hydrant!" For more tidbits on these dynamic, mechanic duo, see the second link.

ttp://www.inafarawaygalaxy.com...
http://www.inafarawaygalaxy.com...

Last Update

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

Very nice. :) Thanks for putting my debate on the highlights as well. :)
"The right to 360 noscope noobs shall not be infringed!!!" -- tajshar2k
"So, to start off, I've never committed suicide." -- Vaarka
"I eat glue." -- brontoraptor
"I mean, at this rate, I'd argue for a ham sandwich presidency." -- ResponsiblyIrresponsible
"Overthrow Assad, heil jihad." -- 16kadams when trolling in hangout
"Hillary Clinton is not my favorite person ... and her campaign is as inspiring as a bowl of cottage cheese." -- YYW
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8/19/2015 11:59:50 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/19/2015 11:42:37 PM, ColeTrain wrote:
At 8/18/2015 5:11:44 AM, bsh1 wrote:
Challenge Period

Cole: Just governments ought to require that employers pay a living wage
[http://www.debate.org...]

Very nice. :) Thanks for putting my debate on the highlights as well. :)

Sure thing :) It was deserving of a spot!
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8/20/2015 12:07:12 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/20/2015 12:05:18 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
I've just noticed that I've appeared at least once on every presidential update.

Props for positive contributions :)
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"[Bsh1] is the Guinan of DDO." - ButterCatX

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8/20/2015 2:32:43 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 8/20/2015 12:07:12 AM, bsh1 wrote:
At 8/20/2015 12:05:18 AM, UtherPenguin wrote:
I've just noticed that I've appeared at least once on every presidential update.

Props for positive contributions :)

Daww... lol thanks :)
"The right to 360 noscope noobs shall not be infringed!!!" -- tajshar2k
"So, to start off, I've never committed suicide." -- Vaarka
"I eat glue." -- brontoraptor
"I mean, at this rate, I'd argue for a ham sandwich presidency." -- ResponsiblyIrresponsible
"Overthrow Assad, heil jihad." -- 16kadams when trolling in hangout
"Hillary Clinton is not my favorite person ... and her campaign is as inspiring as a bowl of cottage cheese." -- YYW