Resolved: This picture is awesome.

iamadragon

Clarifications: The picture referred to in the above resolution is the image which you may have the pleasure of viewing by visiting the link http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap060608.html. Awesome: inspiring awe or admiration or wonder [1]. By taking the PRO side of this debate, I will argue that the picture referred to in the above resolution is the image which you have the pleasure of viewing by visiting the link hhttp://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap060608.html is, indeed, awesome. The image is an a...

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Humpty Dumpty Was Pushed

dvhoose

As I was browsing through my list of previous debates, I found this one. I had quite a bit of fun debating it, and decided I'd revive it and see if anyone else thought it would be fun. As my opponent, you would be arguing FOR the resolution; that Humpty Dumpty WAS pushed, and didn't simply fall. I will leave the first round decision up to my opponent. They can simply accept, or they can create a case. I have no problem with either. To avoid semantics, Humpty Dumpty is the nursery rhyme...

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Married couples with children should not have to pay income tax

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JBlake

Married couples with children should not have to pay income tax because they are supporting and providing for another person in addition to them selves. This would help prevent and reduce the use of govt services. Single people with no children should pay the lions share of income tax. They have to provide for no one other than them selves. This would also encourage and promote the concept of marriage and the family unit. This is an opening statement. I will wait for my opponents rebuttal to mak...

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It's time to put pompous parents in their place

brian_eggleston

One of the big issues being discussed at middle-class, 30-something house parties today is the matter of the combined MMR jab. (1) There is a suggestion that this vaccination of children should be made compulsory. It is a suggestion that I happen to agree with and I said so at a dinner party last night. On hearing this, one of the guests (who I know has a couple of young children) turned round to me and asked in a very aggressive tone "Do you have kids?" To which I replied "Well, no..."...

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Same-Sex Couples Ought to Receive the Same Legal Rights Available to Married Heterosexual Couples

BErickson

Hey everyone, this is my first debate on this site. Looking forward to many more! ----------------------------------------------------------------------------- Resolved: Same-Sex Couples Ought to Receive the Same Legal Rights Available to Married Heterosexual Couples Affirmed. Before we begin, I would like to present the following observations: 1. These same-sex couples would have to engage in something like a civil union or domestic partnership in order to receive these rights. 2....

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It's nearly impossible to win a one round debate.

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dvhoose

No matter what I say in the first round, it opens up for one quick counter argument and no chances at rebuttal. There's the off chance that the opponent fails to read the topic appropriately but those are fairly rare. Largely the only person who would take such a debate is somebody who has thought of some clever way to counter the original argument. For example, this debate might be countered with various claims and accusations and I would be powerless to rebut those claims and thus lose....

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the Obama administration shouldn't try to defend their policies to Republicans or anyone else

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sherlockmethod

When anyone who opposes some policy of the Obama administration, The administration should just say no comment rather than try to explain it. Whenever they do this they just raise more questions than they answer. The Obama administration does not need to convince anyone of anything. They control the White house and both branches of government. They should just ramrod everything through and just let whoever complains, cry all they want. Once Gov't passes something it is there forever. They could...

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resolved orange is better than yellow.

KirstinKate

yeah. it is....

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Golf is better than soccer.

lexy31425

Golf is a wayyyyy better sport and dumb old soccer. Golf takes patients and you have to be good at it.....PLUS it makes wayy more money. Also you get alot of free cool things just for playing and get to play on beautiful golf courses on a big field.....who doesnt like that?!...And the BEST part is GOLF CARTS!! :P...

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I am much cooler then you

pkens88

well I welcome my opponent to this debate. We will be debating the standing on who is cooler. Now with my side I am a much cooler person then you not that your not cool or anything I am just much better then you. I may have zero reasons for my being much cooler then you but I want to see my opponents response first....

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