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 7 Months 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 7 Months 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 8 Months Ago

Resolved: Justin Bieber should be deported, have his citizenship revoked, and not be allowed back in

imabench
YYW

I am arguing that the plague known as Justin Bieber, originally from Canada, should be deported back to Canada, have his US citizenship revoked, and be banned from re-entering the United States ever again. I am pro this resolution, con is against this resolution. 4 rounds, 3000 characters. First round acceptance only....

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Updated 8 Months Ago

The debate.org site rules should be more strictly enforced.

RoyLatham
imabench

The debate.org site rules are the debate.org Terms of Use. [1. http://www.debate.org/legal/terms/] Among other things, the member agrees he: Will follow the following rules while participating on the site. Any disregard for these rules or any of the other terms or guidelines may result in termination of a member's account. No use of profanities or swear words. No personal attacks ag...

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Updated 8 Months Ago

It is empirically proven that you cannot flim flam the zim zam, nor can you simmer the zimmer

miketheman1200
imabench

It is a well known fact and I shall be asserting it in this debate. First round is acceptance. Definitions for this debate. Flim flam : Swindle someone with a confidence game.Simmer : To do permanent harm or ruin. ...

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15 Comments
Updated 9 Months Ago

Lee Harvey Oswald No-Scoped John F. Kennedy

GarretKadeDupre
imabench

Thanks in advance to imabench for accepting this debate (if he does so). There are absolutely no rules in this debate. I only ask that he refrain from trolling, since this is a very sensitive topic for a lot of people and it would hurt their feelings.I will present my perfectly sound arguments and undeniable evidence in the 2nd round....

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Updated 9 Months Ago

Resolved: Allowing deep-water offshore oil drilling is in the best interest of the United States.

imabench
bsh1

This is for the liberals debate tournament hosted by Bsh1. I am pro and believe that allowing deep-water offshore oil drilling is in the best interest of the united States, con is AGAINST this belief. 4 rounds, first round acceptance only, full 10,000 characters Prepare your eyes, this will be a long one. (^Theres a sex joke to be made off of that but im too lazy to think of it)...

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Updated 9 Months Ago

It is stupid to compare politicla correctness to the rules of a religion

RoyLatham
imabench

My opponent claims it is stupid to compare the rules of political correctness to the rules of religion. He quoted my claim in his list of the top ten most stupid things said on DDO. [1. http://www.debate.org/forums/miscellaneous/topic/35982/1/] This debate provides him with an opportunity to argue for his proposition that the comparison is "stupid." Pro gave no unusual context for his claim, so the primary definition of "stupid" applies: not intelligent : havin...

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Updated 10 Months Ago

Atheists enjoy at least the same quality of life as Christians.

2-D
imabench

It's a common assumption that Christian's are happier, more moral, enjoy more successful marriages etc but I disagree. I'm also considering employment, the built environment, physical/mental health and other issues that can be demonstrated to have a large effect on well being. First round is for acceptance only....

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Updated 11 Months Ago