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2/9/2015 9:21:00 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
for my speech class at my high school. I want to do something complex/controversial.

Most students will be doing topics like "dogs are better than cats" or "hunting is okay to do."

I was thinking about either doing Anarchy is Preferable to Totalitarianism (am currently doing a debate on that) or doing All Drugs Should be Legalized just for the giggles.
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2/9/2015 9:35:12 PM
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wow apparently topics dealing with drugs, alcohol, sex, and abortion are prohibited.

Talk about the impediment of ideas. If they were really so bad then the public should be able to see that for themselves.
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2/9/2015 9:36:37 PM
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Argue Batman would defeat Superman in a fight. That sh!t is untenable.
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2/9/2015 9:45:50 PM
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Is religion banned? If you want to really piss people off, argue that Satanism is better than Christianity.
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2/9/2015 9:48:40 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/9/2015 9:21:00 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
for my speech class at my high school. I want to do something complex/controversial.

Most students will be doing topics like "dogs are better than cats" or "hunting is okay to do."

I was thinking about either doing Anarchy is Preferable to Totalitarianism (am currently doing a debate on that) or doing All Drugs Should be Legalized just for the giggles.

I have my doubts that most school kids are going to know wtf anarchy and totalitarianism is.... Lol.

Drug legalisation would be good.
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2/9/2015 9:51:30 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/9/2015 9:35:12 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
wow apparently topics dealing with drugs, alcohol, sex, and abortion are prohibited.

Talk about the impediment of ideas. If they were really so bad then the public should be able to see that for themselves.

Oh...

You could talk about mobile phones in schools instead... :-p.

Can you talk about boob jobs, sex swaps, shaving public hair, stalking women, etc?
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2/9/2015 9:52:19 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
When I had to do a speech like that, I made mine on why we should blame the bully, not the suicide victim.
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2/9/2015 11:49:33 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/9/2015 9:21:00 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
for my speech class at my high school. I want to do something complex/controversial.

Most students will be doing topics like "dogs are better than cats" or "hunting is okay to do."

I was thinking about either doing Anarchy is Preferable to Totalitarianism (am currently doing a debate on that) or doing All Drugs Should be Legalized just for the giggles.
What about having school start later so students get enough sleep and better grades?
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2/10/2015 12:02:15 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/9/2015 9:48:40 PM, Envisage wrote:
At 2/9/2015 9:21:00 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
for my speech class at my high school. I want to do something complex/controversial.

Most students will be doing topics like "dogs are better than cats" or "hunting is okay to do."

I was thinking about either doing Anarchy is Preferable to Totalitarianism (am currently doing a debate on that) or doing All Drugs Should be Legalized just for the giggles.

I have my doubts that most school kids are going to know wtf anarchy and totalitarianism is.... Lol.

;_;

I'm not that dumb...
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2/10/2015 12:05:32 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/9/2015 9:48:40 PM, Envisage wrote:
At 2/9/2015 9:21:00 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
for my speech class at my high school. I want to do something complex/controversial.

Most students will be doing topics like "dogs are better than cats" or "hunting is okay to do."

I was thinking about either doing Anarchy is Preferable to Totalitarianism (am currently doing a debate on that) or doing All Drugs Should be Legalized just for the giggles.

I have my doubts that most school kids are going to know wtf anarchy and totalitarianism is.... Lol.

I had to explain to a few people in my class what totalitarianism is...

Drug legalisation would be good.
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2/10/2015 12:09:04 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/9/2015 11:49:33 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
At 2/9/2015 9:21:00 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
for my speech class at my high school. I want to do something complex/controversial.

Most students will be doing topics like "dogs are better than cats" or "hunting is okay to do."

I was thinking about either doing Anarchy is Preferable to Totalitarianism (am currently doing a debate on that) or doing All Drugs Should be Legalized just for the giggles.
What about having school start later so students get enough sleep and better grades?

There is growing support for that, especially for older adolescents.
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2/10/2015 12:13:56 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
I remember having to take speech class in high school, even though I was in debated and gave like a dozen speeches every weekend. so dumb. for my persuasive speech, I just barely modified a contention we had on extraordinary rendition from some topic, lol
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2/10/2015 12:25:00 AM
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At 2/10/2015 12:09:04 AM, Maikuru wrote:
At 2/9/2015 11:49:33 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
At 2/9/2015 9:21:00 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
for my speech class at my high school. I want to do something complex/controversial.

Most students will be doing topics like "dogs are better than cats" or "hunting is okay to do."

I was thinking about either doing Anarchy is Preferable to Totalitarianism (am currently doing a debate on that) or doing All Drugs Should be Legalized just for the giggles.
What about having school start later so students get enough sleep and better grades?

There is growing support for that, especially for older adolescents.

There is, so it shouldn't be too difficult to find support for points.
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2/10/2015 12:52:25 AM
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At 2/9/2015 9:35:12 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
wow apparently topics dealing with drugs, alcohol, sex, and abortion are prohibited.

Talk about the impediment of ideas. If they were really so bad then the public should be able to see that for themselves.

Go with the topic that drugs, alcohol, sex, and abortion should not be prohibited topics.
To say one has free will, to have chosen other than they did, is to say they have will over their will... Will over the will they have over their will... Will over the will they have over the will they have over their will, etc... It's utter nonsense.
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2/10/2015 7:19:00 AM
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At 2/9/2015 9:21:00 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
for my speech class at my high school. I want to do something complex/controversial.

Bring a gun and point it at the audience and ask them if your speech was persuasive?


Most students will be doing topics like "dogs are better than cats" or "hunting is okay to do."

The holocaust was a hoax


I was thinking about either doing Anarchy is Preferable to Totalitarianism (am currently doing a debate on that) or doing All Drugs Should be Legalized just for the giggles.

I'd agree with both of those and am not sure, why the first one would have anybody that disagrees.
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2/10/2015 9:51:24 AM
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At 2/10/2015 12:52:25 AM, mrsatan wrote:
At 2/9/2015 9:35:12 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
wow apparently topics dealing with drugs, alcohol, sex, and abortion are prohibited.

Talk about the impediment of ideas. If they were really so bad then the public should be able to see that for themselves.

Go with the topic that drugs, alcohol, sex, and abortion should not be prohibited topics.

Lol, you know maybe I will do that. I dont want to look like a smartass though.
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2/10/2015 9:57:18 AM
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At 2/10/2015 9:51:24 AM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
At 2/10/2015 12:52:25 AM, mrsatan wrote:
At 2/9/2015 9:35:12 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
wow apparently topics dealing with drugs, alcohol, sex, and abortion are prohibited.

Talk about the impediment of ideas. If they were really so bad then the public should be able to see that for themselves.

Go with the topic that drugs, alcohol, sex, and abortion should not be prohibited topics.

Lol, you know maybe I will do that. I dont want to look like a smartass though.

Fair enough reason not to, but I don't think you will, as long as you keep the speech free of sarcasm. I doubt sarcasm would be of much benefit in this case, anyways.
To say one has free will, to have chosen other than they did, is to say they have will over their will... Will over the will they have over their will... Will over the will they have over the will they have over their will, etc... It's utter nonsense.
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2/10/2015 10:02:43 AM
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At 2/10/2015 9:51:24 AM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
At 2/10/2015 12:52:25 AM, mrsatan wrote:
At 2/9/2015 9:35:12 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
wow apparently topics dealing with drugs, alcohol, sex, and abortion are prohibited.

Talk about the impediment of ideas. If they were really so bad then the public should be able to see that for themselves.

Go with the topic that drugs, alcohol, sex, and abortion should not be prohibited topics.

Lol, you know maybe I will do that. I dont want to look like a smartass though.

Then again, it might depend on your teachers attitude more than anything. I had a teacher for P.I.G. who was awesome. Had a project to make an outline for business, although I forget the specifics. I do remember that we had to present it to the class, and he was fine with me doing an erotica shop.

Most teachers would not have allowed that.
To say one has free will, to have chosen other than they did, is to say they have will over their will... Will over the will they have over their will... Will over the will they have over the will they have over their will, etc... It's utter nonsense.
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2/10/2015 11:39:42 AM
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At 2/9/2015 9:21:00 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
for my speech class at my high school. I want to do something complex/controversial.

Most students will be doing topics like "dogs are better than cats" or "hunting is okay to do."

I was thinking about either doing Anarchy is Preferable to Totalitarianism (am currently doing a debate on that) or doing All Drugs Should be Legalized just for the giggles.

Argue that those that commit suicide should never be depicted as a champion for a cause.
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2/10/2015 11:42:26 AM
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At 2/10/2015 12:09:04 AM, Maikuru wrote:
At 2/9/2015 11:49:33 PM, mishapqueen wrote:
At 2/9/2015 9:21:00 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
for my speech class at my high school. I want to do something complex/controversial.

Most students will be doing topics like "dogs are better than cats" or "hunting is okay to do."

I was thinking about either doing Anarchy is Preferable to Totalitarianism (am currently doing a debate on that) or doing All Drugs Should be Legalized just for the giggles.
What about having school start later so students get enough sleep and better grades?

There is growing support for that, especially for older adolescents.

Doesn't that just beg the question: if they aren't getting enough sleep now, why would they with a later start?
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2/10/2015 1:02:34 PM
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There is some emerging literature on how social conservatism times stymies innovation and economic growth. The basic thesis is that socially conservative norms encourage people to do things as they have always been done, which discourages people from thinking of new things and ideas and thereby hinders (especially technological) innovation and thereby limits the potentiality for economic growth. The implication is that socially liberal attitudes are a necessary condition for innovation. There is more or less no link between economic conservatism and increased societal innovation, as well -because innovation and growth happen in both economically liberal and economically conservative environments. That, I think, would be an excellent topic.
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2/11/2015 5:15:15 PM
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At 2/10/2015 9:51:24 AM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
At 2/10/2015 12:52:25 AM, mrsatan wrote:
At 2/9/2015 9:35:12 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
wow apparently topics dealing with drugs, alcohol, sex, and abortion are prohibited.

Talk about the impediment of ideas. If they were really so bad then the public should be able to see that for themselves.

Go with the topic that drugs, alcohol, sex, and abortion should not be prohibited topics.

Lol, you know maybe I will do that. I dont want to look like a smartass though.

Dooo it! It would be awesome, seriously. You could talk about the right to be offend, comedy, satire, the importance of discussion icky issues, etc,
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2/11/2015 5:17:49 PM
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At 2/11/2015 5:15:15 PM, Envisage wrote:
At 2/10/2015 9:51:24 AM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
At 2/10/2015 12:52:25 AM, mrsatan wrote:
At 2/9/2015 9:35:12 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
wow apparently topics dealing with drugs, alcohol, sex, and abortion are prohibited.

Talk about the impediment of ideas. If they were really so bad then the public should be able to see that for themselves.

Go with the topic that drugs, alcohol, sex, and abortion should not be prohibited topics.

Lol, you know maybe I will do that. I dont want to look like a smartass though.

Dooo it! It would be awesome, seriously. You could talk about the right to be offend, comedy, satire, the importance of discussion icky issues, etc,

I was going to, but apparently the main reason my teacher prohibits such topics is that she is contractually obligated to keep a pro-christian environment in the classroom. I go to a private catholic school.
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2/11/2015 5:22:49 PM
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At 2/9/2015 9:21:00 PM, xXCryptoXx wrote:
for my speech class at my high school. I want to do something complex/controversial.

Most students will be doing topics like "dogs are better than cats" or "hunting is okay to do."

I was thinking about either doing Anarchy is Preferable to Totalitarianism (am currently doing a debate on that) or doing All Drugs Should be Legalized just for the giggles.

Here's a good persuasive speech:
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