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Kohai

NameDavid GenderMale Male
DOB 1995-02-23 OccupationStudent
Country United States City(hidden)
IdeologyDemocratic PartyReligionJewish - Reform
High SchoolPerryville High SchoolUniversityCCBC
TeamsEDEB8.com staffCoach(no coach)
NameDavid GenderMale Male
DOB 1995-02-23 OccupationStudent
Country United States City(hidden)
IdeologyDemocratic PartyReligionJewish - Reform
High SchoolPerryville High SchoolUniversityCCBC
TeamsEDEB8.com staffCoach(no coach)
Debate Ranking#691
Elo Score1460
Debates11
Win Ratio27%
Tournaments4
Judgments6
Judgment Ranking#1
Average Judge Score26.67%
Forum Posts46
Joined: Jul 2016
Last Active:
2017-11-29 03:11:44

Biography

Hello! My name is David and I joined Edeb8  in July of 2016. In October of 2016, I was appointed the position of moderator and I am happy to serve the community. If you have any questions about the site, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Hobbies include debating, singing, playing piano & organ, hiking, and exploring new foods and cultures.

My religious and political views are all over the place. I am Jewish, though I am not necessarily religious. I don't believe in the existence of God and do not believe the Scriptures to be literal. However, I choose to remain Jewish and part of the Synagogue because I feel connected to Jewish culture and tradition.

Politically, I am far to the left of most Americans. I do identify as a Socialist and supported Bernie Sander's 2016 campaign during the Democratic primary.

I hope to get to know you all!

For all bug reports and feature requests, please go to the  feature request tracker. You can vote on stuff there and add your own requests for the site.


Member of:

Mafia

Debate Background

I started debating in 2011 when I joined Debate.org. Since joining Debate.org, my writing skills and debating skills have increased dramatically.





Recent debates by Kohai

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Recent debates judged by Kohai


Judging Statistics

Total judgements: 6
4-point judgements: 0 (0%)
3-point judgements: 0 (0%)
1-point judgements: 6 (100%)
Average points awarded per judgement: 1
Judgement ratings: 3
Constructive ratings: 0 (0%)
Exceptional ratings: 0 (0%)
Good ratings: 0 (0%)
Biased ratings: 1 (33%)
Vote bomb ratings: 2 (66%)
Average judging feedback: 26.67%
Overall ranking: #1

Recent forum posts by Kohai

Big change
2017-10-09 23:45:26
Everything seems so much faster and I’m no longer lol IP Banned for spam by the spam filter.
Updates on fixes (22/6/2016)
2017-06-23 02:21:03
Yay! I can finally log in again.
Chess World Championship
2016-11-12 18:09:08
I love chess. I was the president of the chess club in high school and won a few tournaments.
Gooday
2016-11-11 22:13:57
Welcome!
Gooday
2016-11-11 22:13:45
Welcome! Glad to have you aboard.

I'm the assistant moderator. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me.
USA Presidential Election Thread
2016-11-09 17:56:20
LOL. The immigration website in Canada crashed last night.
USA Presidential Election Thread
2016-11-09 17:39:48
Hey @admin do you have any place down in NZ that I can hide in for the next four years?
USA Presidential Election Thread
2016-11-09 04:34:22
Looks like Trump is our next President. Grrr.
USA Presidential Election Thread
2016-11-08 16:25:29
Granted that very view people like Clinton or Trump, I'd say your prediction is a safe bet :D

USA Presidential Election Thread
2016-11-08 15:21:00
Today is officially Election Day in the USA (FINALLY).

Who do you think will win? Who do you want to win?



Halloween music thread!
2016-10-31 04:36:39
And who can forget O Fotruna!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GXFSK0ogeg4
Halloween music thread!
2016-10-31 04:32:18
Happy Halloween everyone!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. Dressing up, getting drunk, and listening to some great Halloween music. Post your favourites here.

1. Hector Berlioz "Dies...
It's about to be Halloween!
2016-10-28 01:06:28
I'm going to dress up as myself. I'm scary enough /s
Big Personal Announcement
2016-10-26 03:42:07
Good luck!! I hope everything goes well!
Edeb8 Political Compass
2016-10-24 21:13:12
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Refuting God
2016-10-24 01:41:19
Wouldn't this be attempting to define God into existence?
WODC
2016-10-24 01:39:17
I love free points :D

Good luck everyone!
Remainder of the updates
2016-10-23 16:36:21
Thank you once again!

(PS: I love the pumpkins in the logo!)
I am the new edeb8 mod. AMA
2016-10-23 06:04:50
Favorite foods: Chinese, Italian. I do love cholent (a Jewish stew)
I am the new edeb8 mod. AMA
2016-10-23 06:03:00
Yup. Thats the song.

1. I always liked policy and parliamentary debates.

2. Affordable space tourism

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Issues

That Shinto should be a state religion in Japan
Disagree
That we should support academic tracking in primary and secondary education
Disagree
That the gay community should oppose Grindr
Agree
That euthenasia is morally wrong
Agree
That education should be compulsory in the third world
Agree
That we should require defendants in criminal trials to be represented exclusively by public defenders
Disagree
That marijuana should be legal
Agree
That there should be a ban on pornography
Disagree
That we should allow the public to remove Supreme Court justices by a popular referendum
Disagree
That we should allow internet users to sell their own personal information for profit
Disagree
That labor unions should be banned
Disagree
That we should create a global market for citizenship, such that individuals can sell their existing citizenship and buy a new one
Disagree
That Google should inform the authorities about suicide searches
Agree
That voting should be compulsory
Agree
That Intelligent Design should be taught in school
Disagree
That all youth should go through compulsory military training
Disagree
That poachers who kill endangered animals should be tried for murder
Disagree
That democracy is the best form of government
Agree
That people should have to pass drug tests to receive welfare
Disagree
That we should require companies to pay their interns
Agree
That Antarctica should be colonized for resource extraction
Disagree
That we should ban the display of Nazi symbols
Agree
That we should ban the use of zero-hour contracts
Agree
That in justice, retribution is more important than rehabilitation
Disagree
That online matchmaking is a better system than traditional dating
Agree
That life-extending medical procedures should be denied to the terminally ill
Disagree
That we should federalise Europe
Agree
That we should support the New Atheism movement
Agree
That free trade does more harm than good
Disagree
That some vaccinations should be mandatory
Agree
That we should strike before North Korea does
Agree
That endangered species should be allowed to die
Disagree
That the police should carry weapons while on regular duty
Disagree
That the government should replace all copyright with creative commons
Agree
That we should criminalise the websites which glorify eating disorders
Disagree
That labor unions ought to be abolished
Disagree
That we should ban political opinion polls
Agree
That we should regret the strong promotion of people declaring their sexual orientation
Disagree
That polygamy should be legalised
Agree
That we should ban professional child performers
Disagree
That teams should allow sponsors to advertise on their jerseys
Agree
That governments should control stock investments
Disagree
That it should be criminal for a politician to lie
Disagree
That the Middle East would benefit from Kurdistan being independent
Disagree
That internet anonymity is regrettable
Disagree
That the gender wage gap is a myth
Disagree
That we should keep the Sabbath as a day of rest
Disagree
That there should be a legal age for using mobile phones
Disagree
That countries have a moral duty to protect human rights in other countries
Disagree
That the United States should regret the Patriot Act
Agree
That Gay Marriage should be legal
Agree
That recycling certain types of rubbish should be mandatory
Disagree
That we should introduce a tax on financial transactions
Agree
That the Papacy is an outdated institution
Agree
That animal testing should be banned
Agree
That banning books is justifiable
Disagree
That states should construct false historical narratives that promote social cohesion
Disagree
That employers should be required to pay men and women the same amount for the same job
Agree
That we should stop all attempts to gather intelligence by deception and/or coercion of foreign citizens
Disagree
That it would be better for the north Caucasus to live under an emirate than as part of Russia
Disagree
That the Euro should be retired
Disagree
That adults should receive a single, tradeable permit from the state to have a child
Disagree
That the United States should decrease its military budget
Agree
That terrorism is justifiable
Disagree
That constitutions should grant special recognition to minority groups
Agree
That we should ban the publication of software which is specifically designed to enable access to the darknet
Agree
That companies should assess social media profiles when hiring staff
Agree
That Palestine should prohibit the operation of Israeli companies within Palestinian territories
Disagree
That vegetarianism is morally good
Disagree
That the UN should institute an open borders policy among its member states
Agree
That preventing climate change is futile
Disagree
That the United States should nationalize oil exports and seek to join OPEC
Disagree
That there should be a quota on television for locally produced shows
Disagree
That corporal punishment should be allowed in schools
Disagree
That the United States of America should fund moderate Madrassas throughout the Islamic world
Disagree
That the United States should shut down Guantanamo Bay
Agree
That sport leagues should not suspend players for off-field behaviour
Disagree
That children should have legal obligations to their guardians in adulthood
Disagree
That countries should make the pope persona non grata outside until the Vatican signs extradition treaties with those countries
Disagree
That national central banks should set limits on governmental spending
Disagree
That fast food companies should not be allowed to sell toys with their meals
Disagree
That we should legalize all drugs
Agree
That Palestine should be considered a state
Agree
Kohai is 40.15% controversial.