Live Practice Debate 2

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  • MisterChris
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    Hi folks, round 2 of live practice debating is here!

    This time, I'm wanting to do a minimal approach where both sides come to the table with only a constructive, and no other prep! This will force us to think of rebuttals on our feet, which I'm horrible at. 

    I'm thinking of doing a simple Public Forum 2 team style debate as follows:

    Team A Speaker 1: Constructive (4 mins)
    Team B Speaker 1: Constructive (4 mins)
    Crossfire between both first speakers (2 mins)
    Team A Speaker 2: Rebuttal (4 mins)
    Team B Speaker 2: Rebuttal (4 mins)
    Crossfire between both second speakers (2 mins)
    Team A Speaker 1: Summary (3 mins)
    Team B Speaker 1: Summary (3 mins)
    Grand crossfire between all speakers (3 mins)
    Team A Speaker 2: Final Focus (2 mins)
    Team B Speaker 2: Final Focus (2 mins)

    I'm open to all topic suggestions. If you want to participate let me know, we need at least 4 people. 

  • whiteflame
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    All about it. Totally /in.

    Also, got a couple of topic ideas:

    THW nationalize and provide public access to the Metadata being gathered by online multinational companies.
    THW break up Disney.

  • Speedrace
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    Would love to do parli debate too if anyone is interested
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    Out of the two, breaking up Disney seems more intriguing. 

    If not that, I'm kind of wanting to do the India topic actually.

    Resolved: The United Nations should grant India permanent membership on the Security Council.

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    Totally down for the UN topic as well, figured that would be on the table.
  • whiteflame
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    Always interested in Parli, even BP if we get enough people to do it (unlikely as that is).
  • MisterChris
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    Kind of wondering how grand cross will go lol. Should be fun
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    count me in as well
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    cool!
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    /in


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    --> @gugigor @Speedrace @whiteflame
    This makes 4 total. I'll wait to give an opportunity for others to express interest. In the meantime, which topic do we want to do out of the proposed ones so far? 

    Resolved: The United Nations should grant India permanent membership on the Security Council.
    THW nationalize and provide public access to the Metadata being gathered by online multinational companies.
    THW break up Disney.

  • gugigor
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    all of them seem good. I'd probably be best at metadata? Probably. Disney looks tricky, Fruit Inspector looks like he would be good at that.
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    The stop extending Disney's copyrights
  • whiteflame
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    I’d prefer the UN topic. Other two are largely even for me.

  • MisterChris
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    I vote UN/India topic as well.

    Just wanna hear from Speed. 
  • MisterChris
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    any preference on the topics proposed so far?
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    If you have room for me I might be able to join provided I'm not inundated with work any time soon
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    niceeee. Any preferences on the topic?
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    Disney I guess, all the others sound boring lol
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    I don't know much about any of them, so not really
  • MisterChris
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    OK.

    We have 2 on UN, 1 on metadata, 1 on Disney and one with no preference.

    I guess we're going with the UN topic then for now. We can do the others next time.

    I'll assign teams and sides soon. 
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    --> @blamonkey @gugigor @Speedrace @whiteflame
    Does the 3rd sound good for people? Gives everyone some time to make cases. We're not doing any other prep so it'll take less time. 

    Since we have an uneven number, I'd suggest what we did last time: somebody sits out initially and then participates later
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    The 3rd should be fine for me. Preference is for doing this sometime between 7 and 9 PM EST.
  • MisterChris
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    I second that. Evening works best
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    I saw you were wanting to do a parli debate, and I would love to be a part of one.\. I actually do it for my college, so the practice would be great. If you're still up for it, lemme know some way and maybe we can get a forum post going.