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Apologies for not posting a debate yesterday. I had a problem trying to find a debate to talk about. Luckily I finally found one:

"Do you believe floating communities could be a viable concept that could be put into practice?"

Engineering: https://www.engineering.com/BIM/ArticleID/18941/UN-Brings-Back-Controversial-Floating-City-Concept.aspx
Nat. Geo.: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2019/04/floating-cities-could-ease-global-housing-crunch-says-un/

Also, my condolences to the French nation who has suffered the burning of Our Lady Notre Dame today.

Well, hopefully next week we'll be back to our normal schedule. I honestly didn't plan on stay for as long as I did at a relative's house for Easter. Anyhow, whether or not we've already done this topic:

"Should President Trump release his tax returns?"

The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/22/us/politics/trump-sues-congress.html

I honestly have no idea what's going on anymore.

Hello everybody, hope everyone had a good week. Anyways, on to the debate!

"Do you believe that the Hong Kong extradition bill a good or bad thing?"

Reuters: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/thousands-take-to-hong-kong-streets-to-protest-new-extradition-laws/ar-BBWmW7Y?ocid=spartanntp#page=2

BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48084019

The Guardian: https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/28/hong-kong-residents-protest-at-plans-for-extradition-to-china

Let's cut to the chase for this week:

"Should teachers be allowed to arm themselves on campus?"

Reuters: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-guns-florida-idUSKCN1S74GZ

KLFY News: https://www.klfy.com/top-stories/florida-lawmakers-pass-bill-expanding-program-that-allows-teachers-to-carry-guns/1984186405

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Hello there!

The AP testing weeks are upon us, and I wish good luck to all taking the tests. Anyhow, on to the topic:

"How could Appalachia and other rural areas be able to transition away from single-resource economies?"

To clarify, just put out your ideas to help change rural areas to be more economically stable and viable in the long-term.

The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/12/us/mined-minds-west-virginia-coding.html

Ok, let's do lighter debate this week:

"What is the best cell phone?"

To clarify, this is just a fun one to basically just tell people what your favorite phone is, whither it's iPhone, Samsung, Nokia, etc...

Well, I'm not dead, just graduation week happened. Sorry for not communicating this, I just thought that I would have time to do last week's debate, which I did not. At least I now have my High School Diploma! Anyways, let's look at the SCOTUS this week:

"What is your opinion on Dept. of Commerce v. New York and Rucho v. Common Cause?"

To Clarify, Dept of Commerce v. New York is about the citizenship question in the 2020 US census, while Rucho v. Common Cause is about political gerrymandering.

Dept. of Commerce v. New York: https://www.subscriptlaw.com/blog/dept-of-commerce-v-ny
Rucho v. Common Cause and Lamone v. Benisek: https://www.brennancenter.org/legal-work/common-cause-v-rucho

"Gerrymandering Explained" with CGP Gray: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mky11UJb9AY

Well, it sounds like there's another round of protests in Hong Kong, and so I thought I'd ask you guys a speculative question:

"What should Hong Kong's future be?"

Recent News on Hong Kong:

Reuters: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hongkong-extradition-idUSKCN1TB08W

The New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/10/world/asia/hong-kong-china-protests-explained.html

Hi! How are you?

Rigiaball

*Quick announcement, I'm going on a family roadtrip, so after this week, there will be no new topics for the next two weeks until at least the 7th of July.*

This week's topic is following news that is somewhat buried, and is hard to find really good sources for reference, but here we go:

"What do you believe will happen in South Sudan following the Coup D'etat by the military?"

To clarify, this will be speculation and educated guessing.

SFGate: https://www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Sudan-protesters-urge-night-rallies-amid-standoff-14002558.php

Express: https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1140393/sudan-news-what-is-happening-in-sudan-protests-uprising-violence-sudan-crisis

Dang. Almost everyone is dead here 😥😥😥

R.I.P Slovadia, you will be missed, pozdrawiam cię, kolego

I am alive! The road trip was fun and I even learned a bit more about my family history when visiting relatives. Anyways, this week's debate feels like it might be a bit mild, but I might be wrong:

"Should inmates (including those that would not be released without pardon or commutation) be allowed to take college-level classes and work towards degrees while incarcerated?"

USA Today: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/crime/no-girls-parties-cellphones-californias-prison-inmates-are-getting-bachelors-degrees/ar-AAEe8sx?ocid=spartanntp

The Hechinger Report: https://hechingerreport.org/will-thousands-of-prison-inmates-lose-access-to-college/

Well, I'll keep this brief since I still have to study for the college math placement test this week:

"What should happen with the governor of Peurto Rico?"

USA Today: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/newsus/the-people-of-puerto-rico-are-angry-here-is-whats-fueling-a-major-protest-planned-for-monday/ar-AAEEDcY?ocid=msn360

The New York Times: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/newsus/defying-protests-gov-ricardo-rossello-of-puerto-rico-says-he-will-stay-on/ar-AAEFMY0?ocid=msn360

OK, just a short, easy debate this week:

"What is your opinion on the 'Positive Ticketing' campaign in Tempe, AZ?"

USA Today: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/follow-the-law-get-pulled-over-why-a-police-plan-to-ticket-drivers-backfired-in-arizona/ar-AAF26ym?ocid=spartanntp

And we're back this week with tech-oriented debate this time.
Also, if you didn't see last week's post, I would just like to offer my condolences to anyone who may have lost friends or family in the recent mass shootings in the US.

"Should companies be allowed to create their own currencies, digital or otherwise?"

BBC: https://www.bbc.com/news/business-49090753

The Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/08/12/facebooks-libra-cryptocurrency-is-part-disturbing-financial-trend/?noredirect=on

Well, break out the economic textbooks because this week we'll be discussing the stock market!

"When do you believe the next recession or perhaps even depression occur, and what do you believe will cause it?"

The Street: https://www.thestreet.com/markets/stocks-plummet-as-yield-curve-inversion-sparks-recession-fears-15056493

The Daily: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/01/podcasts/the-daily/economy-fed-interest-rate-cut.html

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