The one who passes the sentence should swing the sword

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Resolution: The one who passes the sentence should swing the sword. Members familiar with the Game of Thrones TV series or the associated book series (A Song of Ice and Fire) will recognize the following quote from the character Eddard Stark "The man who passes the sentence should swing the sword. If you would take a man's life, you owe it to him to look into his eyes and hear his final words. And if you cannot bear to do that, then perhaps the man does...

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Updated 6 Years Ago

Political correctness attempting to limit free speech, and turn people into weenies

LoganHarclerode
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The idea, of political correctness as it appears to me, is a blunt and obvious attempt to infringe upon the freedom of speech, as well as trying to limit expression. (Definition of political correctness I will be using http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/politically%20correct) Now obviously, for the sake of public safety not all words are safe to say, for instance screaming fire in a movie theater, But that is the only type of limitation to the freedom of speech I deem to be acceptable. Bu...

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Resolved: The USFG should eliminate its nuclear armed ICBM force

Raisor
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Resolution: Resolved: The USFG should eliminate its nuclear armed ICBM force Context and Definitions: USFG= United States Federal Government ICBM force= Intercontinental Ballistic Missile force; the roughly 450 existing silos, staff, and facilities supporting the ICBM. Rules: 1. No forfeits 2. Any citations or foot/endnotes must be provided in the text of the debate 3. No new arguments in the final round. 4. Maintain a civil and decorous atmosphere 5. The artificial character c...

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Resolved: When given the chance, we should emulate the choice of Achilles

Raisor
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Resolved: When given the chance, we should emulate the choice of AchillesIn Greek mythology, Achilles was given a prophecy that presented him with the choice to control his destiny:He could either live a quiet, long, and happy life to die peacfully in his bed or he could live a life of great deeds but die young and be remembered for millenia.Achilles famously chose a life of glory. The prophecy was fulfilled when Achilles was slain in his prime at the bat...

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Updated 7 Years Ago

Universal Common descent is a scientific explanation for the genetic origins of living organisms

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medic0506

ResolutionUniversal Common descent is a scientific explanation for the genetic origins of living organisms.Definitions Universal Common descent - Universal common descent is a general descriptive theory concerning the genetic origins of living organisms (though not the ultimate origin of life). The theory specifically postulates that all of the earth's known biota are genealogically related, much in the same way that sibl...

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Updated 8 Years Ago

Teaching Java in Introductory programming courses

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larztheloser

Thanks to LarztheLoser for accepting the debate and I look forward to an enjoyable and educational debate. Resolution Introductory college courses in Computer Science should teach the Java programming language as opposed to Javascript. DefinitionsJava: Java is a general purpose object oriented programming language details of which are shown in this lin...

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Thett3 Tournament: Labor Unions are a net benefit to humanity

darkkermit
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Definitionsnet benefit to humantiy- the well being of all humanslabor union - an organization of workers formed for the purpose of advancing its members' interests in respect to wages, benefits, and working conditionsdebate rules: 1. No semantics.2. First Round for acceptance, and rule and definition clearification only.

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Updated 8 Years Ago

Politifact is biased

RoyLatham
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Politifact is a web site [1. http://www.politifact.com/] that claims to determine the truth of political statements. They are one of several sites including snopes, factcheck, and the Washington Post Factchecker that claim to sort out political truth. Politifact claims to find lies made both by Democrats and Republicans, but the question in this debate is whether they lean towa...

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Updated 9 Years Ago

It is more likely than not that God exists

Lickdafoot
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I thank F-16 for engaging me in this debate!It is more likely than not that God exists.God: an omnipresent, omnipotent creator of the universe. First Round: Acceptance, clarificationsSecond Round: Opening Arguments and rebuttalsThird Round: Rebuttals, closing arguments F-16, if there is anything that you would like to change with the debate, let me know before accepting....

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Updated 9 Years Ago

Sexiest Music Videos

Lickdafoot
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I thank F-16_Fighting_Falcon for engaging me in an all-out battle of the videos. This round is all about the SEX factor. Videos can be from any artist, genre, or time period. The only requirement is that they bring in the heat!Descriptions of the sexiness are also welcome. First round for acceptance/clarification only. The next four rounds will each have one video which might make you, the viewer, lick your lips, loosen your collar, or... well, I won't go...

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Updated 9 Years Ago

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