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Participants Needed! First ATS Debate Tournament for 2007

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posted on Aug, 19 2007 @ 02:18 AM
Roger that, I've started to assess my ELINT and I'll be in my undisclosed location on Monday with all assets in play to make my opening argument. "Let's get it on."

posted on Aug, 19 2007 @ 03:53 AM

Do they seem a bit more even this time around?

Luck of the draw.

One can go as deep or as shallow as one wants....

It's all relative....

The topics look really exciting ...


posted on Aug, 19 2007 @ 05:07 AM
Personally, I am particularly anxious to see how well the "peace-making mission of the worlds" debate turns out (I love the smell of euphamisms and movie titles in the morning, though maybe "police action" of the worlds would have had a better context). What I like is the fact that it assumes the hard to believe part from the very beginning and poses a question with no definative answer to both sides.

posted on Aug, 20 2007 @ 01:17 AM
Topics became unlocked at 10:30 tonight. Clocks will officially start ticking at 9 AM pacific time tomorrow. An equal allowance of time will be available for those going second if they need it.

I'm opening them up earliy because I wont be awake before you East Coast fellas wake to have your coffee and draw first blood.

posted on Aug, 21 2007 @ 11:04 AM
I realize this is off topic, but I thought perhaps some of my fellow debaters might be interested in the Fantasy Football League I set up. I've got a BTS thread going for sign ups if you want to join up. I've got 9 spots available.


And now for some discussion that relates to what's going on here….

The second round is proving to be very exciting! I love the topics and the way everyone has handled themselves so far. This is definitely going to lead to one MONSTER of a final no matter who makes it.

posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 05:29 PM
I've sent The Vagabond a request for an extension. I had some unexpected computer issues last night and they seriously cut into the time I was going to use to compose my reply.

Hopefully everything works out.

posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 05:42 PM
No problem. Thanks for letting me know.

posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 06:03 PM
Thank you.

I would have let you know sooner but I just barely woke up (I'm a night owl).

I expected to wake up a few hours ago which would have given me plenty of time to finish my reply. Instead I woke up 45 minutes ago

Normally I'd have no shortage of time but I spent most of last night re-installing Linux.

Thanks again

posted on Aug, 23 2007 @ 09:13 PM
If there is any spots left in the next one I think I'd like to give this a go. It's been 20 years since high school debating and I'm really really rusty but what the heck. It would be a good learning experience if nothing else.

posted on Aug, 26 2007 @ 07:57 AM
Looks like my debate has stalled...

What's happening?


posted on Aug, 26 2007 @ 05:51 PM

Semper: 8/20 6:30am
Sim: 8/22 12:11am (41 hrs 41 mins)
Semper: 8/22 9:35pm (9 hrs 24 mins)
Sim: 8/24 5:27am (31 hrs 52 mins)
Semper: 8/24 2:37pm (9 hrs 10 mins)
Sim (now): 8/26 5:50pm (51 hrs 19 mins, and counting.....)

Simulacra! Where are you?!!!

This is a fascinating debate topic. Please don't forfeit your rounds!!!

[edit on 26-8-2007 by Tuning Spork]

posted on Aug, 26 2007 @ 07:09 PM
So far, everyone has been really good about U2Uing, and I really hate to take rounds away when guys are doing their best, but Simulacra has now forfeited his response.

posted on Aug, 26 2007 @ 07:42 PM

You've been more patient than I would've been.

Fair warning: Never make me a mod. I'd be handing out warns like handshakes...

posted on Aug, 26 2007 @ 09:20 PM
I really hope he comes on and finishes the debate...

It's not much fun debating oneself...

But I will put as much information as I have found in my research out there for all to read. It really is a great subject and one that most likely will become more important in the very near future...

Reply 3 done....


posted on Aug, 26 2007 @ 09:46 PM
reply to post by Tuning Spork

Na, nobody's ever gonna get in trouble for small stuff in a debate. Just don't sing your opponent the four-letter seranade or say anything that might contradict my own narrow views in any way and you'll be fine.

(kidding on that last part)

posted on Aug, 28 2007 @ 04:55 PM
I just wanted to let you guys know that results may be a little slow this time. Results should be in by sunday at the latest.

posted on Aug, 31 2007 @ 01:45 AM
First result is in. I'm not holding them back this time because of the delay. I'll get the results to each pair as soon as the judgements are in.

posted on Aug, 31 2007 @ 06:47 AM
Congratulations Tuning Spork!!!!!

That was one excellent debate on both sides...

I really enjoyed reading it...


posted on Aug, 31 2007 @ 08:48 AM
Congrats Tuning Spork! Vagabond, thanks for hosting this, it was a lot of fun, and I can't wait for the next one!

posted on Aug, 31 2007 @ 04:49 PM
Woo hoo! Thank you, guys.

You did a great job, Truthwithin.
I had no gut feeling about how the judges would rule on that one.

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