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Lencie
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10/6/2008 11:31:04 AM
Posted: 8 years ago
Please, debaters, I am asking for help. I have two days to prepare for a debate on a topic that "This House would recognize a status of independent country to South Osetia and Abkhazia".
I have absolutely NO CLUE what to look up or how to even create my arguments. Please, PLEASE, could ANYONE help me?
Thank you...
Sweatingjojo
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10/6/2008 11:48:35 AM
Posted: 8 years ago
At 10/6/2008 11:31:04 AM, Lencie wrote:
Please, debaters, I am asking for help. I have two days to prepare for a debate on a topic that "This House would recognize a status of independent country to South Osetia and Abkhazia".

South ossetia and Abkhazia are regions in the country of Georiga, which borders Russia. Recently Russia invaded those regions, about 2 months ago, but after facing pressure, left. The reason why its all such a big deal is because the populations in those reasons feel more aligned with Russia than with Georgia, but its not completely one way or another. I'd take a good look at the wikipedia on the south ossetia war. http://en.wikipedia.org..., and the links that are provided there for starters.
Logical-Master
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10/6/2008 11:51:50 AM
Posted: 8 years ago
Here's a tip: Make it your goal to make your opponent sound like a moron. The judges (especially laymen) will get distracted by your opponent's idiocy and won't suspect that you don't know too much about the topic.
Lencie
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10/6/2008 11:55:31 AM
Posted: 8 years ago
Thank you guys:)
What I think a good first point could be - "Self-determination" - the right of the citizens to be free to choose their own state and its territorial boundaries.
Any other tips? Please...
Korashk
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6/1/2010 2:27:17 PM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/1/2010 1:53:18 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Hay look, I posted in the oldest thread in Misc! I'm like a time-traveler or something.

I'm guessing that you went to the back page and posted in the bottom topic. That does not make this the oldest thread. Just the one that has went the longest without being posted in. I seriously doubt that you spent time checking OP timestamps.
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FREEDO
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6/2/2010 12:10:56 AM
Posted: 6 years ago
At 6/1/2010 2:27:17 PM, Korashk wrote:
At 6/1/2010 1:53:18 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Hay look, I posted in the oldest thread in Misc! I'm like a time-traveler or something.

I'm guessing that you went to the back page and posted in the bottom topic. That does not make this the oldest thread. Just the one that has went the longest without being posted in. I seriously doubt that you spent time checking OP timestamps.

Yes, I know that. It's what I meant.
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4/3/2016 2:27:08 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 6/2/2010 12:10:56 AM, FREEDO wrote:
At 6/1/2010 2:27:17 PM, Korashk wrote:
At 6/1/2010 1:53:18 PM, FREEDO wrote:
Hay look, I posted in the oldest thread in Misc! I'm like a time-traveler or something.

I'm guessing that you went to the back page and posted in the bottom topic. That does not make this the oldest thread. Just the one that has went the longest without being posted in. I seriously doubt that you spent time checking OP timestamps.

Yes, I know that. It's what I meant.

Same!
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