posted on Dec, 20 2007 @ 02:32 PM
I've assigned matches based on the order that teams were announced in.
Chissler and GAO announced first.
Intrepid and Skyfloating announced second.
Myself and Argos announced third.
Byrd and The Borg announced fourth.
Semperfortis, I deeply regret to announce, will be sitting this one out. We would have found another team to match him and NYK against, but there has
been another problem that renders that a moot point. I realize that some people might quite justifiably interpret this as meaning that I am scared of
him. That's a misunderstanding, but a very understandable one. Rest assured that I will be giving Semper his shot at the top of the ladder just as
soon as this event wraps up.
So the matches are
Team 1 v Team 2
Chissler v Intrepid
GAOTU789 v Skyfloating
Team 3 v Team 4
The Vagabond v Byrd
Argos v The Borg
The topics were chosen in a slightly subjective manner and any challenge to the appropriateness of the assignments by a participant in this debate
will be honored (unless that challenge is something patently absurd, such as "I want a topic that is heavily slanted in my favor"). I selected my
favorite topic from each list of suggestions, then assigned them to teams in the order they were suggested.
Chissler v Intrepid: If I own it, I can share it on the net.
GAOTU789 v Skyfloating: The elite are not categorically evil
The Vagabond v Byrd: The Powers That Be have splintered, and each side holds a part of the world
Argos v The Borg: The Mexican Border issue is being allowed to happen to propel the US into a 3rd World Nation status.
I have to go get my paycheck now. When I come home, I'm going to create the threads that Argos and I aren't participating in, and U2U Chissler
asking him to copy and paste the same initial post with altered names and topics to start the remaining threads.
Just because the thread gets started doesn't make it final. If you have a problem with anything, speak before making your first post (and if humanly
possible, before your opponent's first post, though I know that might not be possible).
Let's have some fun and showcase our skills. And don't sweat the clock. This does not aim to be the Debate That Stole Christmas (or the debate that
got you fired, divorced, or excommunicated) so take the time you need. Thanks for jumping in despite what a busy time this is.