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posted on Dec, 17 2007 @ 03:45 AM
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Well, since I stink at debating, I'll throw my gauntlets in here. I'm trying to get Byrd to jump on ye 'ole bandwagon with me, so we can see what kinds of mischief we can pull down here. Should be a hoot.

TheBorg




posted on Dec, 17 2007 @ 07:34 AM
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Originally posted by intrepid
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That doesn't prove that I'm a good debater, it just means I have a big mouth.




I don't think there would be anybody who would Debate that.




posted on Dec, 17 2007 @ 09:04 PM
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The goal of a monday start seems to have fallen through. I'm still looking for a mod for this debate and seeing if the mods who haven't announced partners yet are in or not.

Semper, as reigning Champ, I think you rate mentor status, so go ahead and find a partner if you can and as long as none of the other contestants object I think it will be OK.



posted on Dec, 17 2007 @ 09:10 PM
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I only have one objection to semper's participation here. And that is if I have to wait too long to match up with him! I've been itching for a rematch with this scoundrel for far too long.

Lace 'em up, semp!




posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 01:46 AM
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TheBorg and I will team up.

And somebody send me a U2U when we're due to start -- I have a rather busy 2 weeks coming up. I'll be able to participate, but I might not think to look here .



posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 04:21 AM
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No sweat. Trust me, I'll be more than prompt at messaging you as soon as I see the post start. We'll be off and running at that point.

Gotta go prepare my gloves. They need a good roughin' up.

TheBorg



posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 05:50 AM
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Originally posted by The Vagabond

Future rounds will not be held immediately, this will be a long-running event which stops and stars as the schedules of participants allows, and timelimits will be significantly loosened.



This will be important over christmas as I´ll be gone for 3 weeks and only accessing the debate from internet-cafes.



posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 06:32 AM
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I'm U2U'ing for a partner as we speak...

Chissler just remember to be careful what you ask for.. You may get it...


This is going to be a blast...

Semper



posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 07:38 AM
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Looks like things are a spicing up. I'm beginning to get excited, looks like me and The Borg will be getting a rematch sooner than expected.


And so far the teams we have:

Me & The Vagabond

Chissler & GAOTU789

Skyfloating & Intrepid

Byrd & The Borg

Semper & ???



posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 08:19 AM
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Wow....that reads like a line-up of who´s who on ATS (excluding myself of course
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Very exciting.



posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 08:22 AM
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Semper is away at the moment but I would like to announce that I have accepted his invitation to partner with him for this debate.

Things are really starting to get interesting here.



posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 08:27 AM
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The teams thus far:

  • The Vagabond & Argos
  • chissler & GAOTU789
  • intrepid & Skyfloating
  • Byrd & The Borg
  • semperfortis & nyk537

    Good luck to everyone!

    Can we allow an extended period over the Holidays where members can ask for an extension? Normally we go with 24 hours, but given the time of the year.. I don't think it's too much to ask for a few days. I know I'm going to be out of town visiting family from the 23rd to the 28th. I land back home on the 28th, and would be able to pick up the pace again from there. I'm sure others are in the same boat.

    No need to officially shut it down over the holidays, but allow an opportunity for those who can not post, to settle back in and get back at it.

    Just a thought.




  • posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 08:38 AM
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    Yeah i don't think you'll have any worries there The Vagabond said time restrictions will be loosened. I mean 5 teams means that there will be a total of 40 debates lol this could go on for a while.



    posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 10:51 AM
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    WOOOO HOOOOO!!!!

    This is VERY exciting....


    NYK537 and Semper!!!!!

    Excellent

    Semper



    posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 01:16 PM
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    Alright, I'm going to start U2Uing the new mods of the debate forum so I can get someone to pick topics and start threads.

    Personally I'll be trying to post fast and bring my debate to a close before Xmas, but why don't we call it 48 hour time limits and holiday pauses of up to 10 days in length by request of either participant in a debate?

    You guys might want to throw out topic suggestions to make life easier on whoever ends up modding this.



    posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 02:12 PM
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    Well as it is the season, why not some conspiracy relating to the holidays?

    Or, a political subject would fit in with the current US elections..

    As we are all experienced debaters, why not pick a topic or two that may have been discarded before? Even a "touchy" topic could be debated with professionalism by this group....

    Some suggestions...

    1. The Republican Party is no longer a Conservative Party.

    2. Democrat or Socialist, where do the Liberals stand?

    3. Santa Claus could have visited every child on earth according to physics.

    4. Jesus Christ, Man or God?

    5. If I own it, I can share it on the net. (Touchy I know, but it can be debated)

    Just some quick suggestions...

    Semper



    posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 02:38 PM
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    And more topic ideas (stuff I could be pro on and someone else con):

    Obesity is a choice

    Marriage is outdated

    Hypnosis produces false memories

    The elite is not categorically evil

    The Cold War was set-up by a hidden hand

    The search for Atlantis is justified

    We did go to the Moon

    Downloading protected material for free is a crime

    Reality is an illusion

    There is an international sports-mafia rigging games

    Mind over matter



    posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 03:57 PM
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    Excellent now I'm really in the mood when we starting Vagabond? And those time allowances sound fine to me


    While were on debate topics most of my lets say better knowledge has already been heavily used in the debate forum already so lets just get juicy instead and really explore my horizons.

    Gun control.

    Free universal health care.

    Bring back capital punishment.

    Is the American economy going to crash?

    Electric Universe?

    Alex Jones disinfo agent?

    North American Union.

    Should we be trying to signal our position to potentially hostile alien races?

    Not totally sure if any of these have been covered in the debate forum yet but i wouldn't mind giving at least one of them a bash.



    posted on Dec, 18 2007 @ 08:53 PM
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    I would cry if I got stuck arguing against file sharing.

    Sharing is caring, screw the RIAA.

    *edit to add disclaimer: The Vagabond does not promote the violation of copyright laws. He just looks forward to the laws catching up with technology.

    [edit on 18-12-2007 by The Vagabond]



    posted on Dec, 19 2007 @ 03:15 AM
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    Originally posted by The Vagabond
    I would cry if I got stuck arguing against file sharing.

    Sharing is caring, screw the RIAA.

    *edit to add disclaimer: The Vagabond does not promote the violation of copyright laws. He just looks forward to the laws catching up with technology.

    [edit on 18-12-2007 by The Vagabond]


    MMM hmmm...


    I tend to feel the same way, generally speaking. There is most definitely a worthy debate there, as that's a touchy topic that almost anyone can get behind, in one form or another.

    A couple of mine are:

    The NWO is run by the corporate elite

    Global Warming is part of a cyclical process

    Time travel will be possible with the aid of quantum mechanics

    The Multiple Genesis Theory

    The Powers That Be have splintered, and each side holds a part of the world

    Aliens have visited Earth many times over the course of our history

    and finally,

    The Mexican Border issue is being allowed to happen to propel the US into a 3rd World Nation status.


    These are just a few of my ideas. True, there's a theme there, but that tends to follow my train of thought of late. This should prove to be a most productive debate series. I look forward to the challenges ahead y'all!!

    TheBorg

    [edit on 19-12-2007 by TheBorg]





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