This whole middle east thing is getting a little tiring and seems like after a while it comes down to "yah, well my dad can beat up your dad". So let's brain storm for new ideas for debating. Topics should be a little lighter so please no middle east or religious stuff. Once we accumulate a list, we can start arguing till the cows come home. If no good topics arise, I guess it's back to the middle east... Jamie
Originally posted by Anthony Villanueva: Well, my dad can still beat your dad (BTW congratulations on hitting 1000 )
Thanks, but my dad can beat up your mom, for sure... he knows karate. any topics out there? native ancestral rights to land? world resource depletion? dependence of the world on a non-renewable energy source? global warming? depletion of the ozone layer? McDonald's putting beef flavour in their fries...oh wait, topic already discussed capital punishment? euthanasia is now legal in Belgium? trying minors as adults in criminal court?
I wish the good old times were back. Times when we could discuss middle-east . At least if we discuss about global warming or the depletion of the ozone layer, I could bring back the discussion to the USA (Kyoto) and then with some luck to the middle-east. Btw, did you know that even agriculture and breeding reduce the ozone layer? It's better to eat chickens than beef! One pound of chicken is less damaging than one pound of beef. We have new habits to take, if we don't want to devastate the earth.
By constantly trying one ends up succeeding. Thus: the more one fails the more one has a chance to succeed.
It has been my impartial observation that for every scientist who released a study on the status of the ozone layer - that the ozone layer problem has increased by at least 1%. Cause and effect. Therefore it is time that we quit allowing scientists to release such studies - and the problem will be solved .
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Originally posted by Jamie Robertson: This whole middle east thing is getting a little tiring and seems like after a while it comes down to "yah, well my dad can beat up your dad". So let's brain storm for new ideas for debating. Topics should be a little lighter so please no middle east or religious stuff. Once we accumulate a list, we can start arguing till the cows come home. If no good topics arise, I guess it's back to the middle east... Jamie
I'm for new topics, but I don't think that there was anything wrong with the middle east debates. I think any debate that is important is not easy. I think a list is a great idea, but I am sure that the best ones on that list will go much like the middle eastern debates, unless of course, we want to debate about something like animal testing (no offense to animal lovers), but I do not see many people joining in on that debate. I think most people, including me, would just put in their two cents and leave the discussion. Anyway, you started a good list Jamie. I think capital punishment could get fairly heated.
I think the mideast debates are healthy. Could there be a disclaimer with the friendly place business - " except for meaningless drivel ". I wonder if anybody around here would defend lawyers against the charge that they are blood sucking leaches and a burden on society.