The FCC should add warning labels to news programs

imabench
dexterbeagle

The FDA puts labels on food to let you know about their content The MPAA rates movies to let you know about their content The FCC puts labels on late night tv programs to let you know about its content So why not let the FCC assign warning labels to news programs? These warning labels would assign grades to tv programs on an ABCDF scale would assing grades to tv news programs based on the following criteria: - How truthful the news programs are - How biased the news programs are -...

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Zaradi Toruney: Best Military Leaders Debate

imabench
9spaceking

This is a part of Zaradi's mega tournament, me and 9space will be debating the best generals/military leaders of history. In each side, both debaters will post ONE person they believe is one of the best military minds in history, and give a brief or detailed description about them.... They can also offer some words of rebuttal against whoever the other side chooses, but I would like to stress that doing so is entirely optional. First round acceptance only. 4 rounds and 8000 characters....

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Resolved: DDO sucks at/cannot do math

imabench
RainbowDash52

I will argue and provide sound evidence that Debate.org sucks at/cannot do math starting in the next round, Con will examine the evidence and try to disprove my evidence for why DDO cannot do math. 2 rounds only, and first round is acceptance only 500 character rounds because I am feeling particularly lazy 5 minutes to submit arguments Nah im just kidding, 2 days to submit arguments should be long enough....

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Senator Joseph McCarthy was a hero

Wylted
imabench

The resolution is: Senator Joseph McCarthy is a hero. Context- The debate is specifically about Senator Joseph McCarthy's action during the 2nd Red scare which took place in the 40s and 50s. Any events not pertaining to The Red Scare or McCarthyism should be excluded from this debate unless they somehow provide proper context. By hero I mean that McCarthy had the qualities of noble intentions and actions. Rounds are 72 hours long and 10,000 characters. I've made this debate so hop...

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Updated 2 Months Ago

Sh*tty countries contest

imabench
Mikal

Here's how this works: Each round, starting in round 2, a debater will post ONE country that they believe is a really sh*tty place to live in (or to even visit at all), and then list 3 to 5 reasons why that country is a really sh*tty country. If you can think of more than 5 reasons why a country sucks, then pick the 5 worst and just go with that. Thats all there is to it. No rebuttals are necessary, just pick a country and list a few reasons why it sucks. Whoever picks the sh*ttier count...

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Forza is the best racing simulator series ever

Blade-of-Truth
imabench

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forza_Motorsport_%28series%29^^^That's the series I support and what this debate solely refers to. Accept if you dare. Rules: No plagiarism Forfeiting a round = automatic lossTrolling = automatic lossFirst round is for acceptance only....

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Altered Quotes Contest

imabench
Mikal

Here's how this works, each side will take a famous quote said by someone, and edit it to a funnier version of itself. For example, instead of "Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish, and you will feed him for a lifetime" You would instead say: "Give a man a fish, you feed him for a day, teach a fish to hunt man, OMG WHY DID YOU DO THAT WE'RE DOOMED EVERYONE RUN THEY ARE TAKING OVER!" Voters will vote for whoever has the funnier versions First round accepta...

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Updated 3 Months Ago

Experts' Tier FINALE: Environmental Protections vs. Resource Extraction

bsh1
imabench

PrefaceI would like to congratulate Bench for making that finale with me and would like to thank him in advance for this debate! I would also like to thank TUF for organizing this tournament and to all participants in the tournament for helping to make this a reality!Full TopicDeveloping nations should prioritize environmental protections over resource extractionRules1. No forfeits...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Prostitution should be legalized in the United States

Mikal
imabench

For the purpose of this debate the definitions in the resolution will be accepted as follows.Prostitution - the practice or occupation of engaging in sexual activity with someone for payment.Legalized - make (something that was pre...

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Updated 1 Year Ago

Resolved: The US government should give scholarship grants to girls who have big boobs

imabench
Khaos_Mage

The resolution speaks for itself. First round acceptance only, 4 rounds, 2000 characters....

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Updated 1 Year Ago