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Is this really a serious topic? My general opinion is that there is no real movement in the United States to withdraw from the UN, accept from perhaps the neocons of the Bush era. But, let me know if there is some serious movement, recently, on this front. In general, I try to focus attention on topics in which there is widespread division and debate, and in which real choices need to be made. Does that make sense? Among all the topics out there today, I don't see withdrawing from the UN as a pressing one. You're fine to spend a little bit more time on it if you like, but I'd recommend that you move onto another topic soon. -- [[User:Brooks Lindsay|Brooks Lindsay]]<sup> ([[User talk:Brooks Lindsay|Talk]])</sup> 14:19, 13 May 2010 (EDT) Is this really a serious topic? My general opinion is that there is no real movement in the United States to withdraw from the UN, accept from perhaps the neocons of the Bush era. But, let me know if there is some serious movement, recently, on this front. In general, I try to focus attention on topics in which there is widespread division and debate, and in which real choices need to be made. Does that make sense? Among all the topics out there today, I don't see withdrawing from the UN as a pressing one. You're fine to spend a little bit more time on it if you like, but I'd recommend that you move onto another topic soon. -- [[User:Brooks Lindsay|Brooks Lindsay]]<sup> ([[User talk:Brooks Lindsay|Talk]])</sup> 14:19, 13 May 2010 (EDT)
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 +The Greece bailout could be a good one. I do, though, tend to see it as a no-brainer; that a bailout is necessary. And, one of the issues with these kinds of topics that it's often a question of degrees instead of pro/con. But, go ahead and create it! -- [[User:Brooks Lindsay|Brooks Lindsay]]<sup> ([[User talk:Brooks Lindsay|Talk]])</sup> 20:18, 13 May 2010 (EDT)

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Good stuff

Good first contributions. The important thing to me is that you're taking initiative and that your writing style is sound, and it is. I've adjusted some of the formatting. You want to make bold-type argument headers to start-off each argument. And, not make an entire section out of the argument using, as you did, ==== ==== . Keep it up. Good stuff. -- Brooks Lindsay (Talk) 10:29, 29 April 2010 (EDT)

Thank you

Thanks Brooks for the compliments, I really appreciate it. And I'll definitely use some of your tips; I think I'm finally getting used to the formatting. :)

More good stuff

Very nice work. More comments: You are writing fairly long argument titles. So, one of the more recent ones was: "Illegal immigrants deprive Americans of social services such as government welfare, housing, food, and shelter." I would write this as "Illegal immigrants deprive Americans of social services. These can include government welfare, housing, food, and shelter..." Try to make the argument titles/headlines about the length of a news headline - very short, usually no more than 7 or 8 words, and sometimes using pithy wording in headline style (which may be slightly off grammatically, but there's an accepted style that you'll get the hang of). Best, -- Brooks Lindsay (Talk) 13:54, 30 April 2010 (EDT)

Future Plans

Hey, I wasn't exactly sure if you wanted me to continue building the debate on illegal immigration, or to move on to another debate. Whatever you need me to do, I'm up for the task. Just let me know whatever you need done. And also, I oversaw a user name Lenka, who has done a lot of the Table of Contents pages, even one on my recent debate on immigration. I was just wondering how to do that, because it looks pretty cool now. Thanks, -Isaac

Re: Deporting all illegal immigrants

No problem.

I really like your work, keep it up! :)

Lenka 16:08, May 1st 2010

Hey there

Really great work! Very impressed. You are definitely worthy of the title of Debatepedia.org Intern! :) If you want to continue as an Intern, essentially, I want you to continue to do what you are doing, which is edit consistently and ask me questions about what needs doing on the site. In general, I want you to explore your own personal interests, but also follow my lead on important topics that we're working on, and to work with the other intern User:Lenkahabetinova. As you'll see on Recent Changes, she is also a very ambitious editor. I think you guys will get along great. For now, I want you to work on Debate: Arizona immigration law. And, have a look at the Debate Digest Cue for important topics that I'll be working on coming up. Good stuff! -- Brooks Lindsay (Talk) 21:41, 4 May 2010 (EDT)

Not a problem

Definitely, focus all your attention on your exams for now. Lenka is actually a high school student in the Czech Republic, so is in a very similar situation, but not with AP exams. Anyway, we'll talk soon, and share a phone call after your exams, perhaps. You can "sign" your comments by writing ~~~~ -- Brooks Lindsay (Talk) 23:07, 4 May 2010 (EDT)

Re: US withdrawing from the UN

Is this really a serious topic? My general opinion is that there is no real movement in the United States to withdraw from the UN, accept from perhaps the neocons of the Bush era. But, let me know if there is some serious movement, recently, on this front. In general, I try to focus attention on topics in which there is widespread division and debate, and in which real choices need to be made. Does that make sense? Among all the topics out there today, I don't see withdrawing from the UN as a pressing one. You're fine to spend a little bit more time on it if you like, but I'd recommend that you move onto another topic soon. -- Brooks Lindsay (Talk) 14:19, 13 May 2010 (EDT)

Sure

The Greece bailout could be a good one. I do, though, tend to see it as a no-brainer; that a bailout is necessary. And, one of the issues with these kinds of topics that it's often a question of degrees instead of pro/con. But, go ahead and create it! -- Brooks Lindsay (Talk) 20:18, 13 May 2010 (EDT)

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