Having bad table manners makes you a less liked person.

girr29
zakkuchan

Round 3: (23) Having bad table manners makes you a less liked person. PRO: girr29 (vs) CON: Zakkuchan Alright, I look forward to a good round and I look for a good discusion about why having bad table manners makes you a less liked person. I will first start off by defining a few key terms from the Funk dictionary. Table Manners: conventional behavior expected of people while dining. Less: to a smaller extent, amount, or degree. Liked: to regard with favor; respect of charac...

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War memorials do more harm than good.

Danielle

Greetings to my opponent and welcome to Round 2 -- Good luck! For the purpose of this debate, a war memorial will be defined as a building, monument, statue or other edifice to celebrate a war or victory, or (predominating in modern times) to commemorate those who died or were injured in war (Source: Wikipedia). If my opponent disagrees with the definition, I ask that he provide another relavent to the resolution as soon as possible. So without further ado (or is it adieu?), let's begin!...

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Female priests.

FBJames

The topic of this debate refers to the Roman Catholic faith. I don't know enough about any other religion to debate about it. If my opponent wishes to debate outside of the Roman Catholic faith, please do so elsewhere. Also, "clergy" in this debate will refer to priests, not nuns. My position in this debate is to recognize the male-only clergy rule as sexist and outdated. I was taught that priests have to be men because Jesus' apostles were all men. Even if that were true (there is some spec...

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Drugs should be legalized in the U.S.

gahbage

There's not any real background information, except that drugs are currently illegal in the U.S. But you should know that. I am in favor of legal drug use and drug dealing in the U.S. Point 1: The government loses alot of potential revenue on illegal drug dealing. According to the BBC (British Broadcasting Company), the drug-dealing black market made an estimated $400 billion in 2000, which was more than was spent on food at that time. If such trafficking was not illegal, the government co...

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Tournament Topic #8: Computers are more beneficial to education than books.

Logical-Master

Good afternoon. In today's case, I shall prove beyond the notion of a doubt that computers are more beneficial to education than books. Let us start by examining a few crucial definitions which I feel may present a problem in this debate (which are both provided by Merriam Webster's dictionary): Definition 1: Beneficial: 1 : conferring benefits : conducive to personal or social well-being 2 : receiving or entitling one to receive advantage, use, or benefit Definit...

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LOGICAL POLICY, RES.- The USFG should substantially increase alternative energy incentives in the US

Johnicle

Okay, I've never tried policy debate before but I've been teaching myself a few things so I'm going to give it a shot. I hope this will be a good learning experience. I think I can do alright but we'll see. But we're using the 2008-2009 policy debate topic of... Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase alternative energy incentives in the United States. The reason I put logical in the beginning of the "topic of debate" is so evidence is NOT required. Bas...

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Halo 3 is better than Call of Duty 4.

Johnicle
lumpyballsIV

To begin, I offer the following arguments... I. Halo 3 has a better fan base. This is obvious, more people play Halo 3. Sure Call of Duty is fun to play once in a while, but it gets old fast. Halo 3 is ALWAYS a fun game to play no matter how much you've played it before. II. Halo 3 is not just another sequal. With every sequel of Halo comes ACTUAL new stuff. COD4 is just a money-maker while Halo 3 has meaning. It's meaning is to spread Halo to the 360 with added new features (and better...

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5. War memorials do more harm than good.

meganlg43

First of all I'd like to say that examples of memorials eligible for DGR status would include structures such as statues, honour rolls, decorative gates, monuments, obelisks, ornamental bridges and fountains, that are a focus for public commemorations. I would like the Judge to notice that these are all objects that are meant to make someone have a certain reaction, usually respect and honor, but weather or not that person has a memorial dedicated to them doesn't take away the respect of hono...

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The United States should develop a missile defense system.

zakkuchan

This debate is for Round 1 of Tournament 1 of the Facebook group "Online Debate Tournaments." It is over topic #7, "The United States should develop a missile defense system." I am advocating the PRO stance. Clarification: Missile defense systems are any systems designed to protect a nation against incoming Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs), which typically are designed to carry nuclear warheads across large distances through sub-orbital spaceflight. The idea of defending against...

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I believe that religion is about a relationship with god not about going to church every sunday.

Kandace_Sisney

You do not have to go to church to be a believer of God or to have a relationship with him. You can worship and talk to him anytime or anyplace and be just as happy about yourself and happy with your life and not have to go to an organized place. I belive God will forgive and love you just as much as everyone else even if you dont revolve your life around going to a church or some type of organization. Church is a great place but just because you dont attend every single sunday and event doesn't...

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