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Second Tournament for 2005!

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posted on Jun, 24 2005 @ 11:13 AM
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Alright! The tournament has officially opened! We've got the full set this time, so that means we'll have a new champion by the end. Sally army, boys, and let's get this ball rollin'!

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junglejake V Odium
Creationism is a valid [scientific] theory and should be taught alongside Evolution
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The_Final V WyrdeOne
Russia can and will return to something like the Soviet control system
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Off_The_Street V they see ALL
Globalism requires excessive loss of individual freedom
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backtoreality V MemoryShock
The Crusades are early examples of modern colonialism and imperialism
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The Vagabond V thelibra
Global Warming is primarily man-made
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Jamuhn V howmuchisthedoggy
True power lies in the hands of corporations, not in the hands of elected representatives.
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Raideur V ktprktpr
First world countries should forgive the debts owed them by third world countries
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JBurns V kenshiro2012
There should be mandatory drug testing of athletes
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The rules, posted at the beginning of each debate, are as follows:


Each debater will have one opening statement each. This will be followed by 3 alternating replies each. There will then be one closing statement each and no rebuttal.

No post will be longer than 800 words and in the case of the closing statement no longer than 500 words. In the event of a debater posting more than the stated word limit then the excess words will be deleted by me from the bottom. Credits or references at the bottom do not count towards the word total.

Editing is Strictly forbidden. This means any editing, for any reason. Any edited posts will be completely deleted.

Excluding both the opening and closing statements only one image may be included in each post. No more than 5 references can be included at the bottom of each post. Opening and closing statements must not contain any images, and must have no more than 3 references.

Responses should be made within 24 hours, if people are late with their replies, they run the risk of forfeiting their reply and possibly the debate.

Judging will be done by an anonymous panel of 13 judges. After each debate is completed it will be locked and the judges will begin making their decision. Results will be posted by me as soon as a majority (7) is reached.


Please use this thread for your questions or comments.

Congratulations once again to everyone debating. Let 'er Rip!

[edit on 6/24/2005 by Amorymeltzer]




posted on Jul, 6 2005 @ 11:27 AM
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Debate 1
junglejake V Odium: Creationism
Odium Forfeits, Junglejake advances!
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Debate 2
Loki V WyrdeOne: Russia
Wyrdeone advances!
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Debate 3
Off_The_Street V they see ALL: Globalism
Off_The_Street advances!
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Debate 4
backtoreality V MemoryShock: The Crusades
MemoryShock advances!
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Debate 5
The Vagabond V thelibra: Global Warming
Thelibra advances!
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Debate 6
Jamuhn V. howmuchisthedoggy: Corporate Power
Jamuhn forfeits, howmuchisthedoggy advances!
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Debate 7
Raideur V ktprktpr: First World Debts
Ktprktpr advances!
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Debate 8
JBurns V kenshiro2012: Drug Testing
Jburns forfeits, kenshiro2012 advances
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Round 2 will start shortly. Re-charge your brains and give your carpal tunnels a rest!

[edit on 7-7-2005 by Nygdan]



posted on Jul, 7 2005 @ 11:07 AM
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We've got an interesting and challenging set of debate topics for this Round.


Kenshiro2012 V Ktprktpr
Demographic change will result in fundamental changes for Europe this century
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Thelibra V Howmuchisthedoggy
Peak Oil is an accurate and generally correct theory
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Memoryshock V Off_the_Street
There is sufficient evidence to demonstrate that ancient societies had technology far in advance of today's
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Wyrdeone V Junglejake
Science and Religion can co-exist, but are not combinable
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Good Luck to all Contestants.



posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 07:56 PM
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Kenshiro2012 V ktprktpr
Kenshiro2012 forfeits, ktprktpr advances!
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thelibra V howmuchisthedoggy
thelibra advances!
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MemoryShock V Off_The_Street
Off_The_Street advances!
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WyrdeOne V junglejake
WyrdeOne advances!
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For reference, here are the results in the form of a picture:

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posted on Jul, 24 2005 @ 03:24 PM
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We've got some topical and complex topics for this round! The mainstream media might not be able to handle these topics, but our skilled debators will cover all angles.

Thelibra V Ktprktpr
Non-Western Societies are incapable of democratic self-rule
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Wyrdeone V Off_the_Street
Global Health systems are incapable of dealing in any meaningful way with a pandemic of Avian Flu within the next five years
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This round is to decide who enters the Grande Finale.

Good Luck to all Contestants.



posted on Aug, 3 2005 @ 08:12 PM
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thelibra V ktprktpr
thelibra advances!
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WyrdeOne V Off_The_Street
WyrdeOne Advances!
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Best of luck to both WyrdeOne and thelibra in the Grand Finale, which should start pretty darn soon!


Latest Tournament Image:

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posted on Aug, 5 2005 @ 05:06 PM
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Final
thelibra V WyrdeOne
The Geneva Conventions should apply to the detainees at Guantanamo Base.
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posted on Aug, 15 2005 @ 05:01 PM
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Final



WyrdeOne


defeats


thelibra



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Congratulations to everyone who entered, and thank you all for making this an especially memorable tournament. We've had some great rounds here, and I've been very glad to get some new blood into these tournaments. A great job all around.




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