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Name Marc Gender Male Male
DOB 1986-11-04 Occupation Grad Student
Country United States City (hidden)
Ideology Liberal Religion Reform Judaism
High School Foothill Technology High School University University of California, Davis
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Name Marc
Gender Male Male
DOB 1986-11-04
Occupation Grad Student
Country United States
City (hidden)
Ideology Liberal
Religion Reform Judaism
High School Foothill Technology High School
University University of California, Davis
Teams (no team)
Coach (no coach)
Debate Ranking #17
Elo Score 1554
Debates 4
Win Ratio 75%
Tournaments 0
Judgments 17
Judgment Ranking #3
Average Judge Score 88.57%
Forum Posts 52
Joined: Nov 2013
Last Active:
2016-08-27 03:53:42

Biography

He's not just a regular moron. He's the product of the greatest minds of a generation working together with the express purpose of building the dumbest moron who ever lived.

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Issues

whiteflame is 35.22% controversial.
That we should allow the public to remove Supreme Court justices by a popular referendum
Disagree
That the Pope should publicly endorse radically redistributive government policies
Disagree
That couples should be able to enter contracts which make any future infidelity a crime
Agree
That Luxembourg should change its flag to include the red lion ensign
Disagree
That torture should never be used by the government
Agree
That nuclear weapons should be globally decommissioned
Agree
That sport leagues should not suspend players for off-field behaviour
Disagree
That squatting in abandoned buildings should be legal
Disagree
That diplomatic immunity laws should be repealed
Agree
That we should ban professional child performers
Disagree
That animal rights should be legally recognised
Agree
That music glorifying violence against women should be banned
Disagree
That the voting age should be raised
Disagree
That constitutions should grant special recognition to minority groups
Agree
That the United Nations should form a one world government
Disagree
That animal testing should be banned
Disagree
That all youth should go through compulsory military training
Disagree
That governments should actively discourage consumerist lifestyles
Disagree
That doping should be legal in sports
Agree
That we should ban international aid charities from using graphic images of suffering
Disagree
That we should not allow unvaccinated children to attend public schools
Disagree
That we should ban strikes in essential state services
Disagree
That where peaceful protests are met with a violent state response, protesters should respond violently
Disagree
That the state should provide incentives for individuals to buy local
Agree
That radio stations should be required to play a certain percentage of native music
Disagree
That women should not serve in military combat roles
Disagree
That online matchmaking is a better system than traditional dating
Disagree
That the United Nations should have a standing military force
Agree
That poachers who kill endangered animals should be tried for murder
Agree
That polygamous marriage should be legalised
Agree
That where English is not the national language, we should prefer debating in English to another language
Disagree
That multiculturalism is superior to monoculturalism
Disagree
That the UN should institute an open borders policy among its member states
Disagree
That we should allow internet users to sell their own personal information for profit
Agree
That schools should help students find an after-school job
Agree
That corporations should be allowed to vote
Disagree
That states should not prevent any peaceful protest in public
Agree
That preventing climate change is futile
Disagree
That children should not be allowed out alone at night
Disagree
That we should censor violent video games
Disagree
That women should reject practices that alter the appearance of their genitalia
Disagree
That online degrees have less merit than degrees earned offline
Disagree
That governments have an obligation to provide housing for their people
Agree
That preparations against zombie attacks should be the responsibility of the military
Disagree
That India should adopt aggressive free market policies
Disagree
That renewable energy should be heavily subsidised by the government
Agree
That mercury should be labelled as safe for general use
Disagree
That states should hold binding national referendums on major peace agreements
Disagree
That the government should not place any restrictions on free speech
Disagree
That single-sex schooling should be encouraged
Disagree
That museums should be state-funded and free of charge
Agree
That the government should replace all copyright with creative commons
Disagree
That we should allow prisoners to volunteer for drug trials in exchange for lighter sentences
Disagree
That the depiction of protagonists in children's books and media as aesthetically superior is regrettable
Agree
That national central banks should set limits on governmental spending
Disagree
That there should be a mandatory retirement age
Disagree
That Christian artifacts and texts should belong to the Church
Disagree
That paralympic sports deserve more broadcasting time
Agree
That Costa Rica should put the economy before environmental protection
Disagree
That free trade does more harm than good
Disagree
That children should be allowed to work
Agree
That foster children should be placed into families with similar backgrounds
Disagree
That central banks should be abolished
Disagree
That police should exercise tolerance when working with cases involving BDSM culture
Agree
That we should make wearing fur illegal
Disagree
That attempted suicide should be a criminal offence
Agree
That Shinto should be a state religion in Japan
Disagree
That parents should not involve their children in organised religion until they reach the age of 18
Disagree
That the death penalty should be abolished globally
Agree
That religion is a waste of time
Disagree
That minors should not require parental consent to obtain an abortion
Agree
That nationalism has a damaging impact on society
Agree
That we should compel victims of rape to testify in court
Disagree
That the gay rights movement should abandon the claim that sexuality is not a choice
Disagree
That comparing modern Israel to the Holocaust is counter-productive in critiquing modern Israel
Agree
That all forms of abortion should be legal
Agree
That developed countries should invest in new housing in developing countries to replace slums
Agree
That student loans should be interest-free
Agree
That GM-free nations should remain GM-free
Disagree
That fast food companies should not be allowed to sell toys with their meals
Disagree
That children are better off in a charter school than a public school
Disagree
That we should repatriate all illegal immigrants
Disagree
That the continuation of NATO after the dissolution of the Soviet Union is regrettable
Disagree
That the public should be allowed to pardon whistleblowers by referendum
Disagree
That workplaces are generally better off with uniforms
Disagree
That we should ban all advertising which implies that addictive substances cannot be enjoyable
Disagree
That Scientology should be recognized as a religion
Disagree
That giving foreign aid is superior to giving charity
Disagree
That whistleblowers about government cover-ups should be granted asylum
Agree
That we should fine hackers of multiplayer games
Agree
That there should be a quota on television for locally produced shows
Disagree
That marijuana should be legal
Agree
That children should have legal obligations to their guardians in adulthood
Disagree
That ransoms should not be paid to Boko Haram
Disagree
That there should be a crime of corporate manslaughter
Agree
That international adoption should be banned
Disagree
That governments should only test drugs for safety, not effectiveness, before approving them for the public
Disagree
That smoking should be criminalised
Disagree
That Ivy League colleges are overrated
Agree
That endangered species should be allowed to die
Disagree
That schools should discipline students for cyberbullying
Agree
That missions to Mars are worth funding
Disagree
That the government should provide free internet
Agree
That world leaders should have term limits
Disagree
That we should give more votes to citizens according to their performance on a current affairs test
Disagree
That schools should have the power to track students
Disagree
That euthenasia is morally wrong
Disagree
That we should require companies to pay their interns
Disagree
That governments have a moral duty to preserve historical art
Agree
That we should end all forms of affirmative action
Agree
That we should make poverty a significant mitigating factor in criminal sentencing
Agree
That schools should seek to teach all students how to use a 3D printer
Disagree
That the internet has a damaging impact on society
Agree
That schools should not make any special allowances for any religion
Disagree
That the church and state should not be separated
Disagree
That for states, isolationism is the way to go
Disagree
That we should criminalise the websites which glorify eating disorders
Disagree
That companies should assess social media profiles when hiring staff
Agree
That society should look down upon tribalism
Disagree
That Gay Marriage should be legal
Agree
That we should censor the depiction of smoking in movies
Disagree
That secular governments should censor those sections of religious texts that constitute hate speech
Disagree
That dental insurance isn't worth it
Disagree


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Judging Statistics

Total judgements: 17
4-point judgements: 14 (82%)
3-point judgements: 1 (5%)
1-point judgements: 1 (5%)
Average points awarded per judgement: 3.53
Judgement ratings: 56
Constructive ratings: 41 (73%)
Exceptional ratings: 5 (8%)
Good ratings: 5 (8%)
Biased ratings: 3 (5%)
Vote bomb ratings: 2 (3%)
Average judging feedback: 88.57%
Overall ranking: #3

Recent forum posts by whiteflame

WODC Round 1 Rest Day
2015-06-20 21:28:06
It's amazing to me that you want me to both learn from and ignore your ratings. I don't care about my judge score, but I do care about improving. If you're not willing to provide any information on how...
WODC Round 1 Rest Day
2015-06-20 14:55:56
In each case, you've made your views on my RFDs quite clear. You're continuing to make that clear in forum posts. Even if you didn't actually rate my RFDs, the fact that you always feel the need to display...
WODC Round 1 Rest Day
2015-06-19 23:19:37
Let's be clear on why I didn't vote on your debate. It was not because I knew you'd find fault with it. It's because this would be the third or fourth debate where I had taken the time to read through...
Quantity vs quality
2015-01-07 20:11:46
There's no easy answer. It depends partially on the type of debate, but mainly on the judge and what they allow. If drops are really important to a judge, that will mean they favor quantity over quality....
Advance Date for New Years Tournament
2015-01-06 03:52:48
We do actually have the first round topics set, so it will likely start within that time... so long as we get one more person.
2015 New Years Tournament
2015-01-05 18:44:22
I guess I'll take up a position on the board for this one.
Asking people on other sites to vote on debates
2015-01-02 07:32:55
I completely agree.
Edeb8 Member Awards 2014
2015-01-02 05:56:14
I appreciate the award very much, Lars. Thanks!
What do you think of this strategy?
2014-11-28 17:03:22
Tough one. Generally, I feel people use a lot of arguments that try to throw their opponents off, and certain styles of debate do it in innovative, somewhat disturbing ways. You really can't just say there's...
Your favorite kind of topic
2014-11-14 17:32:10
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Your favorite kind of topic
2014-11-14 17:22:42
Well, there are a lot of various categories of topics I enjoy. Generally a fan of policy topics, more specifically a fan of topics that involve some measure of science, health, and foreign policy.
Ignoring the Affirmative's Arguments
2014-11-02 20:58:13
I'm not attempting to bypass the ban, I'm very clearly asking you to lift it so that we can have a frank discussion. I removed the vote that so offended you as a show of good faith. You've made it quite...
Ignoring the Affirmative's Arguments
2014-11-02 19:24:46
I can read your points by not logging in, but if you want me to defend my view, I'd appreciate if you could finally remove the block you've placed on my account so that I can actually see what you're saying...
"blocking" and voitng
2014-11-01 21:24:51
I'm not disagreeing with you, and I made it clear in my RFD that he had done exactly as you explain here. As I said, that could have been the sole basis for my vote, and it would have been a very short...
"blocking" and voitng
2014-11-01 14:25:50
I'm a debater too, and I spent years going to regional competitions (and will probably be attending some this year). I have a decent idea of how resolutions work and how the BOP works. From what I saw...
"blocking" and voitng
2014-11-01 13:43:32
I appreciate the explanation, Lars. I took a great deal of time to write up this most recent RFD, and I appreciate that it won't be removed. As I said under the comment itself, however, if Csareo can prove...
What's your guy's personality?
2014-10-28 05:51:16
Just to further the point, I took the test from that link, and ended up an INTP. That's the 5th type I've gotten (ISTJ, ESTJ, INTJ, ISTP), and I've taken this 6 times, though as you can see, I've always...
What's your guy's personality?
2014-10-28 05:14:31
I'm ISTJ... mainly. It's imperfect because I'm close to the line between introvert and extrovert, judging and perceptive. None of the type descriptions fit me particularly well, either, though ISTJ comes...
Can you make new arguments in the final round
2014-10-24 02:22:00
Sorry about that. I'd say it's unacceptable. You had the opportunity to make arguments in the first round, and while there are only two rounds, the basic rules still apply. It's not really a fair debate...
Can you make new arguments in the final round
2014-10-24 02:20:02
I'd say it's unaxce

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Status updates by whiteflame

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whiteflame: Hey guys, contact me if you want a vote on your debate. I'm not checking the list on a regular basis, but I do check my inbox, so just let me know and I'll get on it.
2015-06-19 19:06:36