Tuesday, February 22, 2005

Motions from World Schools Debating Championships '05 (12-18 Feb 2005)

Round 0: THW ban the use of human embryos in scientific research.
Round 1: THBT the costs of space exploration outweigh the benefits.
Round 2: THBT political parties should be funded by the state.
Round 3: THBT censorship does more harm than good.
Round 4: THBT civil marriage should be open to same-sex couples.
Round 5: THW use affirmative action to compensate for historical injustices.
Round 6: THBT education policy should be the responsibility of local authorities.
Round 7:
Round 8:

Quarter-Finals: THBT the first priority of criminal justice is rehabilitation, not retribution.
Semi-Finals: THBT regional trading blocs are preferable to global free trade.
Grand Final: THBT the permanent members of the UN Security Council should not have veto power.

Australia won this competition, beating England 5-2 in the final (sounds like a football match). Singapore broke 10th and reached the octo-finals, losing to England then. I'd be glad to post the other motions once I find out about them (if I find out about them).

Motions from the Glasgow Ancients (19-20 Feb 2005)

Round 1: This House Would Ban Factory Farming.
Round 2: This House Believes That The West Should Take Action to Safeguard Russian Democracy.
Round 3: This House Believes That Gay Prides Comes Before A Fall.
Round 4: This House Would Give Rural Communities The Right to Compulsorily Purchase Land.
Final: This House Would Ban Late-Term Abortions on Grounds of Disability for the Foetus.

Sunday, February 13, 2005

Site of the day

This, without a doubt, has got to be the most ridiculous blog I've come across thus far. Amusing, though.

Click here.

Wednesday, February 09, 2005


I want to eat bak kwa.

Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Debating Videos

There have been some good debating videos made available by Ashok of SAID. He will be hosting this for about a week, after which the videos will be removed, and any person who is interested will be most welcome to do hosting duties. Here is the link, fyi:

The SAID site is available on the left panel.