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posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 06:25 AM
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reply to post by Tuning Spork
 


we shouldn.t mix up the quotes from external sources aka citations and the references!

you are right, it is not necessary to cite that much in opening statements or in closing statements.
but it can be very necessary sometimes.

assumed case:
you and your opponent fight about e.g. "europe will be communistic"
and than you find the statement of a leading politician of the EC who claims exactly what supports your position.
surely you can describe it, tell them in your own words.

but in this case quoting the politician is better!


 


you are claiming to save the references for the main body of the debate.
would that mean to extend the references from 5 to 7 per post?

and what are you doing in case of finding THE argument on the web when doing closing rebutal?

nope i think it is really ok this way.

we should lay much more focus on rethoric and telling by ourselves than to external sources. but if you really need them you should be able to use them


maybe it would be a good idea to gain extra points by the judges for not using possible external sources in opening and closing.
then you try to focus much more on rethoric but you still can use the possibility if really needed!




posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 07:22 AM
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Im done with my debate

Now Im going to throw up, have a scalding hot shower, and repent my sins.....

I hate scientology, I hate scientology, I hate scientology, I hate scientology, I hate scientology, I hate scientology, I hate scientology, I hate scientology, I hate scientology, I hate.......



posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 07:28 AM
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Happy Monday my fellow fighters.

How is everybody doing?



posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 08:07 AM
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Alright, I just posted the closing to my round 1 debate.



Now I have 2 debates waiting for judgment....

Oh the suspense!




posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 09:18 AM
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do you need help?
was it very traumatic?


 


hi nyk

pretty fine!

done with the debate

as oz and you too, so congrats fellows


what are we drinking?



posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 09:24 AM
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Originally posted by orange-light
reply to post by OzWeatherman
 


do you need help?
was it very traumatic?


Yes, some therapy would be appreciated



what are we drinking?


After my debate topic it will be methylated spirits



posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 09:34 AM
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Originally posted by orange-light
hi nyk

what are we drinking?


Morning orange!

I'm drinking Kentucky Bourbon as usual!






posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 09:53 AM
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reply to post by OzWeatherman
 


in germany there are special outreach clinics to help ex-scientologists
guess australia must have such institutions as well,


you know alcohol isn.t a solution, don.t you?


@nyk

hmmm a bit strong for this girl


a well fought debate requiers special drinks:







posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 10:38 AM
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Well, still no posts from my opponent in my debate....




posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 10:52 AM
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Originally posted by orange-light
you know alcohol isn.t a solution, don.t you?




Yes I know that

But its does wonders for your confidence when you go out trying to pick up



posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 11:34 AM
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Originally posted by skeptic1
Well, still no posts from my opponent in my debate....


And I am not pleased. This almost consitutes a rescinding of the Fighter title because this is not the first time she has gone absent without communication. As well, she contacted me to fill as an alternate and that should never occur if there is a chance that the obligation will not be met.

There was another who would have finished...but he contacted just a bit too late.



posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 11:34 AM
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@ OL - Heresy!!! You stop with that lying, defeatist language.

@ Skeptic - You are setting some kind of record here, I'm sure of it. I would be feeling good about it if I were you. I would view it as "my arguments are so formidable, rhetorically and logically as to render other Fighters inert"... of course, in my case, that would definitely be the liquor talking


@ THE FCP - A Recipe for the Perfect Soft-Boiled Egg (guaranteed)

Boil water.

Take egg and gently poke a small hole in the LARGE END of th egg (push-pin is ideal)

Lower egg(s) into boiling water, COOK FOR EXACTLY 5 MINUTES.

Run cold water over eggs, crack the side of the shell with a knife (piercing the membrane) and gently peel the egg(s).

Place in a small bowl and add S&P. Voila, the perfect soft-boiled egg!



posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 11:34 AM
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Originally posted by orange-light
reply to post by OzWeatherman
 


you know alcohol isn.t a solution, don.t you?



Are you sure?
en.wikipedia.org...



posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 11:36 AM
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Yeah mate

I could see how frustrating that must be for you guys. It was really looking good this time around, with having the alternates and a complete roster of 32 people, wasnt exoecting this to happen at all



posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 11:38 AM
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I am disappointed because I was getting into the topic. It was a good one and could have developed into an interesting back-and-forth.

TWISI....I am starting to get a complex around here. 2 debates, 2 opponents deserting the field..... :shk:




[edit on 2/23/2009 by skeptic1]



posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 11:41 AM
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I bet if you checked your list twice you would find a few more naughties on there who should have their status revoked. I can think of a couple, off the top of head, without having paid any particular attention to it.

Anyway,
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edit: because I am almost constitutionally incapable of writing a sentence w/o a typo in it and to see if I can get the bb for the little waving dude down properly...



[edit on 23-2-2009 by TheWayISeeIt]



posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 11:42 AM
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TWISI: Look at TLomon two tournaments ago. I think he made it too the quarterfinals without having to debate...


Oz: Frustrating for all. We stress that a time commitment is necessary and constant has previous tourney experience - in which she forfeited. So her being allotted the oppurtunity to jump in on this one and flake is not looking good on her.

Skeptic1: I know what you mean...it sucks. The second round won't be like this (-crosses fingers-).

I'm giving constant wonder until 1:07pm...and then I'm conferring with semper.



posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 11:43 AM
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Originally posted by skeptic1

TWISI....I am starting to get a complex around here. 2 debates, 2 opponents deserting the field..... :shk:



You're just so intimidating....



posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 11:44 AM
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reply to post by MemoryShock
 


After the first round things do generally seem to go smoother.

Of course we wouldn't to jinx ourselves.....




posted on Feb, 23 2009 @ 11:54 AM
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My gift of the "Perfect Soft-Boiled Egg Recipe" is bringing to mind pearls and swine.

It is a very big deal and took years and hundreds of eggs to master and you people just act like it is nothing. :shk:

*busies self thinking of other ways to put-off writing closing*



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