Good debate, Lars. Hope to do a good one on Insider Trading in a few days.
Debate ends at 45:30. Feel free to skip through the prep time periods.
Pro/Affirmative: Wallstreetatheist (blue shirt and Americanish)
Con/Negative: larztheloser (black sweatshirt and New Zealandish--think Flight of the Conchords)
Hi, If you accept this debate please note the following: -I wish to conduct this debate in 3 speaker style, so your first round which will be the later half of round two will have your opening arguments and rebuttals to my opening arguments. Your second round will contain your secondary arguments and rebuttals to my secondary arguments. Your third round will contain rebuttals to all of my arguments stated and a summary of your case. I don't wish to sound demanding or anything, but I am ne...
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This first round is to clarify rules, set up definitions and provide a framework for the debate.
There will be no need to cite candidates policies with sources.
Our opening rounds should co...
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This house believes that the wire tapping of journalists is justified.
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Opening round is for acceptance
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