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ColeTrain

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IdeologyConservativeReligionChristian
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Name(hidden) GenderMale Male
DOB (hidden) OccupationPhotographer
Country United States City(hidden)
IdeologyConservativeReligionChristian
High School(hidden)University(hidden)
Teams(no team)Coach(no coach)
Debate Ranking#33
Elo Score1552
Debates4
Win Ratio75%
Tournaments0
Judgments3
Judgment Ranking#1
Average Judge Score40%
Forum Posts279
Joined: Apr 2015
Last Active:
2017-11-12 23:20:04

Biography

I'm a nerd. Mostly hang out on DDO, but want to at least try this site, as I recognize valuable perks.

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Debate Background

Lincoln-Douglas Debate 1 year: Freshman
Of the 5 tournaments I attended that year, I received a 1st place, 2nd place and 3rd place trophy. I only suffered 3 total losses in competition. For one of those losses, I defeated the opponent in the finals to win 1st place.




Recent debates by ColeTrain

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Judging Statistics

Total judgements: 3
4-point judgements: 0 (0%)
3-point judgements: 1 (33%)
1-point judgements: 2 (66%)
Average points awarded per judgement: 1.67
Judgement ratings: 4
Constructive ratings: 0 (0%)
Exceptional ratings: 0 (0%)
Good ratings: 1 (25%)
Biased ratings: 2 (50%)
Vote bomb ratings: 1 (25%)
Average judging feedback: 40%
Overall ranking: #1

Recent forum posts by ColeTrain

Last Comment Wins.
2017-03-01 22:27:43
haha
Capital Punishment
2017-03-01 22:21:44
1) No. It wouldn't work.

2) I don't think it's really indefensible or ridiculous. But, that's my opinion, and you have yours.
Capital Punishment
2017-03-01 22:18:25
^ this is what I was originally referring to.
Capital Punishment
2017-02-27 23:19:09
I don't believe all "Christians" are real Christians. It's also unreasonable to think making a Christian state would go over well. It would require unnecessary force from government to manage....
Should there be an economics subforum?
2017-02-10 01:33:31
Yes. One of the most annoying thing to me about edeb8 is the lack of specific forums. (No offense meant for you, though, to be clear)

:)
Capital Punishment
2017-02-10 00:41:05
Eh, I don't really know. As a general rule, no.
Capital Punishment
2017-01-27 04:51:13
That's my personal views -- not necessarily political. I oppose it for other reasons which I also mentioned. Sorry, just now saw this. Haven't been on edeb8 in awhile.
Drug policy
2016-12-01 22:29:22
People won't inevitably choose to use drugs without a law enforced against it, so Criminalization isn't necessary.
What? It's ridiculous to assert the reason people choose drugs is because of the law....
Political parties
2016-12-01 22:24:49
Yes, I realize that. That is the problem I am highlighting. Third party candidates have the power to swing elections moreso than the "competitive" candidates themself. I know quite a bit about...
Capital Punishment
2016-12-01 22:22:05
I am opposed to the death penalty. For one thing, many criminals who would receive the death penalty for their crime commit suicide, so it seems rather dubious to PUNISH these people by restricting them...
Drug policy
2016-12-01 22:09:35
If people choose to use it.
They are making poor choices -- choices that also harm others and the safety of those around them. Law and order.
Is mass incarceration, militarized attempts to reduce...
Drug policy
2016-12-01 22:03:51
Correct. They are an economic boon insofar as they could be taxed, but the expenses that come with legality exceed the profit.
Political parties
2016-12-01 22:02:08
While third parties diversify elections, if we maintain our two-party system, third-parties disadvantage candidates by "stealing" votes. They obviously have on chance of WINNING the election...
Drug policy
2016-12-01 21:55:08
My view is that the liberalization of drug policy is the greatest mistake of our age.

Rarely have I ever agreed with anything you've said, but this is so true. As a conservative, I value freedom insofar...
A-Z game
2016-12-01 21:49:40
Kill the game, it's gone too far.
A-Z game
2016-09-27 20:57:03
Of course not. God is the source of infinite power.
Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?
2016-09-21 22:54:35
She won't win, though. In that regard, it's useless to support a minor-party candidate until the two-party system ceases to exist. Voting for a third-party obviously isn't achieving that end. The two frontrunners...
Pardon Edward Snowden?
2016-09-21 22:51:01
Agreed.
Pardon Edward Snowden?
2016-09-21 22:50:43
I generally agree.
Pardon Edward Snowden?
2016-09-21 22:50:28
That's interesting. Care to expound?

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Issues

That preparations against zombie attacks should be the responsibility of the military
Disagree
That government trained jurists should be appointed to all court cases
Disagree
That education should be compulsory in the third world
Agree
That copyright law should not extend to the internet
Disagree
That schools should seek to teach all students how to use a 3D printer
Disagree
That restaurants should be required to provide nutritional information
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That we should seek to colonize the moon
Disagree
That all youth should go through compulsory military training
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That we should consider cyber attacks by state actors an act of war
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That banning books is justifiable
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That the Iraq War is regrettable
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That we should criminalise the websites which glorify eating disorders
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That we should ban zoos
Disagree
That energy security is a legitimate reason for war
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That doctors should be forced to perform medical procedures
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That Turkmenistan should continue to use latin script
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That wearing the hijab in public should be banned
Disagree
That ransoms should not be paid to Boko Haram
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That society should look down upon tribalism
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That political leaders should be transparent about their personal health
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That debasing the Islamic Courts Union from Somalia is regrettable
Disagree
That fast food companies should not be allowed to sell toys with their meals
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That people should have to pass drug tests to receive welfare
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That doping should be legal in sports
Disagree
That prostitution should be legal
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That Costa Rica should put the economy before environmental protection
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That the gay rights movement should abandon the claim that sexuality is not a choice
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That the feminist movement should actively exclude socially conservative viewpoints
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That music with obscene lyrics should be censored
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That selling human organs should be legal
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That polygamy should be legalised
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That we should criminalize the public denial of evolution
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That we should arm teachers
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That countries have a moral duty to protect human rights in other countries
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That secular governments should censor those sections of religious texts that constitute hate speech
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That schools should not make any special allowances for any religion
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That all forms of abortion should be legal
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That there should be a mandatory retirement age
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That Haiti should restore the monarchy
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That there should be a ban on pornography
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That prisoners should be allowed to choose death over a life sentence
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That we should not allow unvaccinated children to attend public schools
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That the police should carry weapons while on regular duty
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That universal healthcare is worth the expense
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That where English is not the national language, we should prefer debating in English to another language
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That cosmetic surgury does more harm than good
Agree
That we should ban the display of Nazi symbols
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That there should be a right to bear arms
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That police should offer rewards to help solve crimes
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That we should allow internet users to sell their own personal information for profit
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That we should allow the public to remove Supreme Court justices by a popular referendum
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That there should be a cap on bonuses
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That the speed limit on roads should be abolished
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That schools should help students find an after-school job
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That smoking should be criminalised
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That daylight savings should be abolished
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That pets do more good than harm
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That women should not serve in military combat roles
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That Ivy League colleges are overrated
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That where peaceful protests are met with a violent state response, protesters should respond violently
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That we should strike before North Korea does
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That euthenasia is morally wrong
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That we should censor violent video games
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That the church and state should not be separated
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That schools should have the power to track students
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That sport leagues should not suspend players for off-field behaviour
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That governments have a moral duty to preserve historical art
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That Intelligent Design should be taught in school
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That circumcision should be banned
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That the United Nations should form a one world government
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That the voting age should be raised
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That vaccination should be compulsory
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That terrorism is justifiable
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That voting should be compulsory
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That we should censor the depiction of smoking in movies
Agree
That the government should not place any restrictions on free speech
Agree
That we should pay all elected politicians the median wage in their country
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That the government should pay housewives
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That France should re-occupy Chad
Disagree
That animal testing should be banned
Disagree
That the United States should recognize Spanish as an official language
Disagree
That we should fine hackers of multiplayer games
Disagree
That we should keep the Sabbath as a day of rest
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That GM-free nations should remain GM-free
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That governments should actively discourage consumerist lifestyles
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That Gay Marriage should be legal
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That only women should be allowed to vote
Disagree
That workplaces are generally better off with uniforms
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That corporations should be allowed to vote
Disagree
That preventing climate change is futile
Agree
That Spain should abolish their monarchy
Agree
That we should launch a ground invasion to fight the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq
Disagree
ColeTrain is 37.82% controversial.

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