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posted on Sep, 2 2007 @ 05:55 PM
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All results are in. Semifinal matches will be:

Justin Oldham vs Tuning Spork
and
Semper Fortis vs Esdad71

Topics go up in a couple of hours.

Everyone did a great job- the judging was very difficult.




posted on Sep, 2 2007 @ 06:01 PM
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Congrats to Justin and Semper Fortis!



posted on Sep, 2 2007 @ 09:14 PM
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The topic for this debate is "Non homo Sapien civilizations rivaling our own preceeded mankind on Earth".

Tuning Spork will be arguing the pro position and will open the debate.
Justin Oldham will argue the con position.


Good God, you can't be serious.

Should I concede right now? Would that be early enough for ya?

Okay, okay. I'll give it the ol' college try.

Good luck, Justin. Yer gonna need it.


UPDATE: I request a differant topic as I can find no credible source(s) to help me to form a coherent arguement. I know that this is a conspiracy discussion site and that all speculation is fair game. I also know that this is a topic that readers would love to see discussed in a level-headed manner.

But, I really really really must protest. The dearth of evidence available to me is staggering. If I were to debate this topic I would be reduced to pulling facts out of my exit.

UPDATE: I've decided to give it a go.

UPDATE: I concede. In my opinion, this argument wasn't debated the first time 'round not because someone was too busy but because there is no argument to be made.

The Vagabond,
Please give Justin and me another topic and let me have a fighting chance???



[edit on 2-9-2007 by Tuning Spork]



posted on Sep, 2 2007 @ 09:24 PM
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You'll be fine.

Don't think of it as having to rewrite history. Think of it as a discussion of probabilities for a time from which very little evidence survives.

My universal debating advice, to every participant on every subject, is to research like hell and argue outside the box, and your opponent will spend the first half of the debate just trying to figure out what hit him.



posted on Sep, 2 2007 @ 09:47 PM
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Understood.

I'm in.


Justin,
Have at it.



posted on Sep, 2 2007 @ 10:58 PM
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You're up first. Just do what The Vagabond said. Sleep on it. Kick it around for a while, and then see what comes.



posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 06:18 AM
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www.abovetopsecret.com...

A fighter ranking system is now in place. Feel free to have a look at it and give your input.



posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 05:24 PM
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In the point system, you mention awarded points for "Off Season" debates...

Are any of the members that debated in the "Head to Head", Kamikaze or Podcast Debates going to be awarded points for that participation?

Thanks

Semper



posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 05:47 PM
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H2H and podcast debates etc were not initially counted, but I think I probably should go back and count them.

The only reason I can imagine that doing so would be ill advised is if that placed just a few debaters far beyond others in the rankings- it is preferable to have the system begin with everyone in striking range of eachother, so that the system encourages competition rather than discouraging people.

I'll have a look at it this evening if possible, and if I can't finish it tonight it might take a week.



posted on Sep, 3 2007 @ 05:54 PM
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You are probably correct in your assessment...

We are trying to GET more new members into the debates and the last thing we want is to discourage them by one or two members having so many points...

After reading your post and thinking about it, I agree with you completely...

Semper



posted on Sep, 4 2007 @ 05:26 PM
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Talk about timing. I posted that Tuning Spork had missed his reply, but when the page reloaded, his reply had just come in before mine.

Obviously that's fine. I'm glad you're hanging in there with us.



posted on Sep, 4 2007 @ 05:29 PM
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I thought the clock started running on Tuesday?? I was wondering why Semper and esdad were so eager and already up to five posts.



posted on Sep, 4 2007 @ 05:31 PM
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My fault for not being more clear. I'm glad that you did beat me to it, because you're right, I should have been more explicit about when the clock started running.



posted on Sep, 5 2007 @ 10:32 AM
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Just posted my closing my friends..

WHEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What a Debate....

My Congratulations go out to esdad71 no matter what the outcome.

Now I can spend more time reading Tuning Spork and Justin Oldman go at it....

Semper



posted on Sep, 5 2007 @ 02:47 PM
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Done...NASA blows!!!!! man, first I love the FED and now I hate the space program. Please don't ever make me argue why loose change is fact.



posted on Sep, 5 2007 @ 05:19 PM
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reply to post by The Vagabond
Hi Moderator,
i am reading this promiss of a heated debate, and the dates show 4/8
is that April or August?
Now it is 9-5-7 today,
so i just joined today your site, reading this debate recruiting, offer. Who
won? How can i find a threat of it?
Hey, you have so much to read, forget answering me, it is not important,
as i am only interested in politics anyway. Cause all the root of evil comes
straight from there.
I fell into your site b4, you are advertising it nightly on C2C Art Bell radio
so i checked it out and within 10 minutes reading, i concluded: This is a
DIS-INFO site., like the ZETA's websites of Planet X, Masters bulloney.
....................................................................................................
Gestapo times, ATS is finding their enemy combatans right here, just
lead them to the water & they will drink it up.
........................................................................................
Well, i don't care, i live for truth, even if it kills me. Nothing greater than
the truth. I die for truth any day. Even thou this planet is way beyond
saving with the truth. It truely is a prison planet.
.......................................................................................................
So now let me give you the truth, and nothing but the truth so help me
Annanuki, no not Annunaki, but now Annanuki. Converted lately. WHy?
Don't know that one.
But if they come for their Gold, they will have lots of surprises. The Queens
Gold of supposedly 224,000 tons is missing, hahaha Cheney stole it!
.........................................................................................................
Anyway, i tried to post the truth here, but i am just not savvy on the pc.
I have no idea where it disappeared all to, my posts.
....................................................................................................
At this moment i am very busy to call people into action b4 it is too late,
which it is. I am doing a Mahatma Ghandi tactic. It will blow this fading
internet into orbit, firestorms, floods, tornadoes will errupt & explode.
It is certainly not effective anylonger to organize protests, riots, violence.
Bushes, Clintons, Paulsen, Cheney do not even deserve to hang from a
tree...... much worse is waiting for them. (By higher techno aliens.)
................................................................................................
If you want a clue at all about the truth, not fiction but facts, clearly
spelled out in documents, read this:
www.worldreports.org...

===========================================
Soon, when you search for NESARA, or, LEO WANTA Gate in Google,
you will find total dis-ass-ter
but it will frighten the crux in high places to think twice b4 they start this
insane nuking of the TWIN CITIES.



posted on Sep, 7 2007 @ 02:29 AM
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re: My debate with Justin

I hope you can't say I'm not trying...



posted on Sep, 7 2007 @ 07:16 PM
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Rest easy, boss. We're done. time for the weekend! I, for one, am now going to go and pu the hurt on a large steak and a cold beer. I am predictioning that there will be no survivors.



posted on Sep, 8 2007 @ 01:43 AM
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I will not comment further on this debate until the judges have ruled.
I will not comment further on this debate until the judges have ruled.
I will not comment further on this debate until the judges have ruled.
I will not....

/bartsimpson



posted on Sep, 9 2007 @ 11:12 AM
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I'm going to go ahead and jump in there and say this..

No matter who won, or for what reasons, having read the debates, they were FANTASTIC...

Very thorough and well thought out. The intent of the debater was always clear and the writing was top notch...

This is one of the finest areas that ATS has to offer the members in both contributing and simply "Denying Ignorance" as it were...

My Salutes to all the contributers and judges...

Semper





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