Should kids be permitted to a PG 13 or R rated movie?

Debate4eva
twsurber

Kids should definitely not be permitted in a PG13 or rated R movie. Letting a child, around the age of 3-11, go to a rated PG13 or R movie can mess up a child's mind. A child is very sensitive and should not be shown things that are not meant for them to see. Many PG13 and rated R movies have foul language or sexual content in them. Movies like these cause children to think about things they shouldn't have in mind at their age. If we let our children go to movies like these, they will have many...

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Updated 2 Years Ago

Nuclear Energy

Ore_Ele
twsurber

This is going to be a simple Pro Nuclear Energy vs Con Nuclear Energy. No specific resolution, just the broad subject of using nuclear energy. Burden of Proof - The BoP falls equally on both debaters to support and defend their arguments while refuting their opponent's. For example, Con can focus on negative effects to the environment, safety issues, or better alternatives rendering Nuclear obsolete, but Con cannot just disagree with everything Pro puts up (and vise versa). I will go ahead...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

If God does not exist, then life is purposeless

baggins
twsurber

==Definitions==God: The Supreme, Most Merciful, Most Beneficent Lord of universe as envisioned in major religions.exist: To have actual being; be realpurposeless: Lacking a purpose; meaningless or aimless== NOTE ==I believe God exists and life has a purpose. However that is not the subject of this debate. In this debate we will assume that God does not exist and imagine the impli...

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Babe Ruth in the modern era of baseball

ArthurBlair
twsurber

Babe Ruth is considered by many baseball experts to be one of the best to have ever stepped on the field. He set many records, including home runs in a season and all time, Yankee record for both career average and highest average in a season, as well as being as winner of the Triple Crown. Many believe that is Ruth played in the modern era, he would have hit over one thousand home runs. However, I believe that in he modern era of baseball, Ruth's statistics would not have been as staggering as...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

Modified Policy Debate

twsurber
gavin.ogden

Gav, Thanks so much for helping us test our Negative Policy harms. Poke all the holes in it that you can, I would rather get creamed here in DDO than have my team's case dismantled at a tournament. Thomas Resolved: The United States government should substantially reduce it's military and/or police presence in Afghanistan. We stand in negation of the resolution. Richard Holdbrooke, speaking on behalf of the U.S. Government, stated that our purpose in Afghanistan was to help the Afghan peop...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

Dr Stranglove is Stanley Kubrick's best film

Sonofkong
twsurber

I am going to challenge my opponent to find a better Kubrick film than 1964's Dr Strangeglove. I put the burden of proof on my opponent and a high affinity for film is a must. http://m.youtube.com/index?desktop_uri=%2F&gl=US#/watch?xl=xl_blazer&v=TsyXEDznAMs I will argue when the time comes....

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Updated 3 Years Ago

The Death penalty should be abolished.

19146md
twsurber

The death penalty should be abolished. Doesnt our constitution state that each citizen has the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? Basically, the death penalty does not follow the constitution. Also, if its some big time serial killer, then wouldn't we want them to suffer? Killing them kinda gives them a free card. If we let them go to prison, then they will suffer. I now stand open for my opponents arguments...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

The abuse of illegal drugs ought to be treated as a matter of public health, not of crim jus

twsurber
Gothicdead

SOR: I affirm the resolution: Resolved: The abuse of illegal drugs ought to be treated as a matter of public health, not of criminal justice.. VALUE: Deontology. Which course of action will serve the greater good? Is a human being not a human being? When we incarcerate a human being due to use of illegal drugs, we are bascially throwing away a human being. OBSERVATIONS: Drugs are medicines, which fall under the medical field. The use or abuse of drugs, either legal or illegal, is clearly...

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Updated 3 Years Ago

Short Story Challenge

BellumQuodPacis
twsurber

Greetings. This is the first actual short story/essay debateni have ever done and hope this catches on. In this challenge, pro will throw out a few writing areas and topics for each one. (3 to be exact) Con will then choose a topic. The simple way to vote is: Spelling and grammarv is literal. Conduct is the relevance to the topic. Best arguments will be to the better story in the opinion of the reader. Sources shall be graded on the amount of rhetoric used by the author (I.e. Tricolon, ana...

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Updated 4 Years Ago

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

merciless
twsurber

This debate is to be in public forum format. Round 2 will be speech 1. Round 3 will be crossfire 1. Round 4 will be speech 2. Round 5 will be crossfire 2. If my opponent has any questions, he/she may ask in Round 1. Pro wins by proving that the resolution is more likely to be true than false. Con wins by proving that the resolution is more likely to be false than true....

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Updated 4 Years Ago