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posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 05:20 AM
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reply to post by Ian McLean
 


Up for a challenge match Ian?


I´d currently be willing to argue the pro side of the following standpoints:

1. Libertarianism is the best political choice

2. Science-Fiction is important for society


If any of that strikes your fancy...



[edit on 2-9-2008 by Skyfloating]




posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 05:30 AM
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Yes. I'm scheduled in round 2, which I believe begins this week, so that would be my first priority. How about 4 replies instead of 5, with perhaps a little extra leeway for extensions if I happen to have 2 debates + non-ATS stuff overloading me before the weekend?

Oh and any topic (random?), any side.



posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 05:33 AM
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Im also scheduled for round 2 which will have random sides.

Should we do a challenge-match in addition to that (non-random-sides), we could do it without the 24-hour-rule.




posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 05:44 AM
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That sounds good. Hmm though I'm a little wary of giving you the pro side on topics that I would guess you'd be comfortable arguing for... I do like the Libertarian one, though. Perhaps. I'm drawing a blank on alternate topic ideas. Are you defining 'Libertarian' as the American political party? Political labels are so vague.



posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 05:48 AM
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As long as you dont feel entirely up to it (time constaints, topical constraints), dont say yes to it. We both want to enjoy it. But we can also re-consider it after the debate tournament.

(Yes, the Libertarian party)

[edit on 2-9-2008 by Skyfloating]



posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 05:59 AM
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Sure let's do it. "The Libertarian Party Is The Best Political Choice". Given our complaints about people not scheduling enough time for debates, and my still-uncertain estimate of my workload this week, let's defer starting until round 2 is in-progress a little. Don't want two research workloads at once. Sound ok?

Edit: Aargh! I really want to debate now! But, prudence, I suppose... MemoryShock, are we talking early this week or late this week for the start of the next round?

[edit on 2-9-2008 by Ian McLean]



posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 06:17 AM
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I have enjoyed my limited experience in the debate ring . Myself I have made a concious(SP?) decision not to take part in debate tournaments because I am unsure that I could devote enough time to the task . I am interested in getting back into the ring at some stage .

Cheers xpert11.



posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 07:20 AM
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You have hereby and herewith expressed your interest in a Challenge Match. Im sure someone will take you up on it soon. If not, I´ll jump in against you after debating Ian McLean.



posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 07:22 AM
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I see you´ve changed my wording of "Libertarian" to The Libertarian Party. Quite a tricky move already, I must say.


We´ll do this debate, but there´s no rush. Lets see what MemoryShocks plans are with the second round first.



posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 07:32 AM
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That was after a quick look at Wikipedia.
Apparently, the various flavors of 'libertarianism' run the gamut from socialist to objectivist, stopping at all stations inbetween.

Looking forward to it.



posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 07:39 AM
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If we wouldnt have limited it to "Libertarian Party" I would have been able to argue from any standpoint...extreme left to extreme right and all in between.

You didnt fall for it though (good for you!), so we´re limiting it to "Libertarian Party". But since Im a donator to that party, I wont have a problem arguing for it.

Talk soon.

[edit on 2-9-2008 by Skyfloating]



posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 07:39 AM
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This was a disgrace
! These members should be stripped of their fighter ranks!
I mean geez only one really debate that went on! and the subjects that was chosen where AWESOME..
!

Dunno what you guys must do!



posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 04:37 PM
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I am not, in any way, contending that this situation is 'understandable' in the sense of how many aborts we have had. But I will gladly volunteer to have my debate excluded from the competition to allow for a new 1st round to occur.

I was assigned as a stand-in in the first place, so I think restarting the 1st round wouldn't negatively affect those in it for the long haul.

Just a suggestion.

MM



posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 05:26 PM
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No worries, Maxmars.

Ian..debates will go up tonight or tomorrow afternoon.

Get ready for round two ladies and gentlemen...



posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 09:35 PM
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Attention All Fighters


There is a rule change going into effect for the second round.

Due to an exploit that caused unfortunate issue with a recent debate,

The Character Limit Is Being Reinstated.

The character limit will be set to the default forum setting of 10,000.

Keep in mind, this limit is for characters and not words.

Here is a free online character count tool.

All debate posts that exceed this limit will have the excess deleted.

The change will be reflected in the debate rules located in the Opening Post of your debates, so there should be no excuse.

Remember to please thoroughly read those rules as well!

 


Debates are going up shortly...



posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 09:43 PM
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Originally posted by MemoryShock
Attention All Fighters


There is a rule change going into effect for the second round.

Due to an exploit that caused unfortunate issue with a recent debate,

The Character Limit Is Being Reinstated.

The character limit will be set to the default forum setting of 10,000.

Keep in mind, this limit is for characters and not words.

Here is a free online character count tool.

All debate posts that exceed this limit will have the excess deleted.

The change will be reflected in the debate rules located in the Opening Post of your debates, so there should be no excuse.

Remember to please thoroughly read those rules as well!

 


Debates are going up shortly...



This relates to that whole 'shh'-thing from earlier, doesn't it?



posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 11:07 PM
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Maxmars: Yeah. Turns out it can really be abused and this forum needs to on as equal ground as possible.

With that said...

Round Two Is Open!!



posted on Sep, 2 2008 @ 11:31 PM
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I am genuinely impressed with this round of debate topics!



Looks like I need to get my drink on before tackling this bad boy.


I'll have a strawberry margarita, please!



posted on Sep, 3 2008 @ 08:48 AM
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reply to post by maria_stardust
 


MAKE THAT TWO!!!



posted on Sep, 3 2008 @ 08:57 AM
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reply to post by TruthWithin
 

Hmm, looking at my topic, I'll take a Kamikaze -- make it a double.

Or perhaps I'll just munch on these peanuts for the first round or two.




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