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3 January 2009

Worlds Semi Final and Motion

The motion for the semi finals of the 2009 world debating championships final is:

This house believes governments should subsidise private home ownership.

The motion for the EFL final is

This house would prohibit all private health care.

25 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:46 am

    You can tell Colm is posting from a phone because I think that should be HOME ownership (if you try to type 'home' on a phone 'good' comes up first

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  2. That makes much more sense.

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  3. Anonymous10:40 am

    Yes, according to http://yourgermancorrespondent.blogspot.com/
    it is home ownership.

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  4. Anonymous10:44 am

    Who'd want to prop this motion? Good luck OGs.

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  5. Anonymous10:47 am

    Yeh, complete agreement. It's an awful Prop motion. Thankfully both Australian teams are on the Opp...

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  6. Anonymous10:52 am

    Be surprised if OGs get through....but stranger things have happened this tourney and maybe those two teams are very good or very lucky or both.

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  7. Anonymous10:54 am

    I think Stephen Whittington will set this up sweetly for Victoria.

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  8. Anonymous11:08 am

    At least this will mean no Economics in the GF...

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  9. Anonymous11:13 am

    And after Stephen Whittington, Lewis Bollard, fellow New Zealander but from Harvard on OO? What a clash!

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  10. Anonymous11:26 am

    Polly will eat Lewis for breakfast.

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  11. Anonymous11:32 am

    Hope someone records that debate then....

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  12. Anonymous11:38 am

    It's the debate with the "US" team, so hopefully that means it was recorded...

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  13. Anonymous11:40 am

    By "US" you mean Irish and Kiwi?

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  14. Anonymous11:41 am

    Heh. I remember the year NYU won.

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  15. Anonymous11:43 am

    I don't think I'd want to be in the back half. There's a lot of decent material for first gov and opp but not heaps for the second teams. Assuming first teams do their jobs that is.

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  16. Anonymous11:45 am

    It's nearly 1am here.... debates must be out by now?

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  17. Anonymous11:47 am

    Yes....going off to see the ESL final

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  18. Anonymous11:50 am

    Ha, I love that my 1am friend is a proud Kiwi. Go Higbee-Whittington!!

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  19. Anonymous11:54 am

    No, not a kiwi. There's just not much to do here in the Marshall Islands at night.

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  20. peteremcc12:22 pm

    Debate finished around midnight NZ time, results to be announced about 2am NZ time (thats about 40 mins away) after the ESL final.

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  21. Anonymous12:29 pm

    ESL final going great guns. See Your German Correspondent for live updates.

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  22. peteremcc12:50 pm

    got a link for that anon?

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  23. Final is Oxford A and C, Monash B and Harvard A.

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  24. Anonymous1:02 pm

    http://yourgermancorrespondent.blogspot.com/
    Or click on "Your German Correspondent" under "other blogs" to the right of this blog

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  25. Anonymous1:20 pm

    Who ate who for breakfast?

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