My photographs are, on the overall, "better" than my opponents.

s0m31john
coolmikeb

As I lost the last debate regarding this topic [1] , I feel that it must be held again for the redemption of my internet photography honor. This time around my opponent and I will post two (2) photographs that we have taken ourselves each round with short descriptions and a criticism of their opponent's previous photographs. My first pair of photographs will take us high up into the mountains of South Korea. Baekundae, the highest peak in Bukhansan National Park [2] offers a spectacula...

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My photographs are, on the overall, "better" than my opponent's.

s0m31john
RoyLatham

In this debate my opponent and I shall post one (1) picture that we have taken ourselves each round and then include a short description and a criticism of their opponent's previous photograph. The word "better" shall be defined by the voters and they are free to listen to our arguments and choose accordingly. I will start the competition with one of my more recent photographs: http://www.flickr.com/photos/s0m31john/4726106840/ Pictured is a Muscovy Duck [1] relaxing in the grass on...

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Christopher Handley Should Be Punished by the US Government For Owning Loli Doujins

s0m31john
James.ticknor

I do not want to debate semantics. If you need clarification on the resolution please say so in the comments before accepting this debate. In a recent court case Christopher Handley plead guilty to "mailing obscene matter" and "possession of obscene visual representations of the sexual abuse of children". It is important to also know that their was no "evidence that he also collected or viewed genuine child pornography". As a result of owning only drawings Christopher Handley faces up to 15 y...

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Updated 10 Years Ago

The Cost Benefit (CB) of using a microwave exceeds the CB of using a oven in relation to hot pockets

DucoNihilum
s0m31john

Me and my opponent agreed that the first round should be a simple introduction to ourselves and our arguments. I'm Sean, and I disagree with my good friend John. We were discussing hot pockets, and he suggested I cook it for 45 minutes in the oven when I could cook it for about 3 in the microwave. Our arguments will begin after the first round. In order to prevent some superfluous crap, one rule is that we will be allowed to question each other off debate (on the sidelines) about s...

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Updated 10 Years Ago

Resolved: The user known as s0m31john ought to seriously consider reading the Naruto manga.

Logical-Master
s0m31john

Greetings. The resolution is exactly as it says. I won't begin arguing until the second round since it hasn't yet occurred to me how I actually wish to argue this. My opponent is free to begin the debate with his first round or wait for me to begin in round 2. It matters little to me. In addition, CON is more than free to define the resolution, but I reserve to the right to argue against his interpretation should I feel that it does not match the intentions of this debate (this is assuming he...

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Updated 10 Years Ago

Affirmative Action

jmurrayo56
s0m31john

Well, to begin this argument, I wish to clear up any misconceptions and to properly define Affirmative Action. Affirmative Action is a system that has been designed to provide workplace diversity by encouraging employers to choose minority employees, and by minority, I mean anyone who is not a white male. Most people look at the race aspect of Affirmative Action and argue that it is a system that gives jobs to people of a certain group, rather than looking at the qualifications of a person. In r...

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Asians Are Nerdy

s0m31john
asiansarentnerdy

This will be a 3 round debate. Round 1 will just be introductions if my opponent accepts. Asians are nerdier than the general US population. If my opponent accepts I shall post my arguments starting round 2....

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Private entities ought to be able to discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, etc.

s0m31john
Demosthenes

Private entities ought to be able to discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin without hassle from government or law enforcement. I am not interested in a semantics debate. If any confusion regarding the resolution exists please ask about it in the comments section and I will clarify. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin. In recent times and times past people have taken private...

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should public school students wear uniforms

Kingjames
s0m31john

I dont think so...

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If you are less instructed, you believe more in God

rex-town
s0m31john

Well, I think it's not the fact that you are less instructed that means that you believe but those are the people that thinks that nothing is going right in their life....

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