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-*'''[[Debate: Home plate collision rule in baseball]]''' - June 1, 2011.+*'''[[Debate: Random sobriety tests for drivers]]''' - June 7th, 2011.
-:[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVfoUpW5FE8 "Buster Posey San Jose Giants Collision at home plate " on YouTube from 2009]+:[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03OPcn80Uzs Serbian drunk driver failing alcohol test on YouTube]
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-*'''PRO: Home plate collisions are essential tension of offense/defense.''' [http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/its-time-to-end-home-plate-collisions/ Dave Cameron. "It's time to end home plate collisions." Fan Graphs. May 26th, 2011]: "Rounding the bases, getting to home plate and putting a run on the board for your team is what the game of baseball is all about. A baserunner wants to get there at all costs, whereas a catcher wants to protect it at all costs. The mutual discomfort that's evoked in both the catcher and the baserunner as a play at the plate develops is one of the intriguing peculiarities that makes the game of baseball so great."+*'''PRO: [[Argument: Random sobriety tests are a just public safety intervention| Random sobriety tests are a just public safety intervention]]''' Robert Solomon, a law professor at the University of Western Ontario and the director of legal policy for MADD Canada, argues that implementing random sobriety tests on roads would be a just impingement on Canadian's lives because of the death and injury toll drunk driving is inflicting there: “We have one of the worst records for impaired driving of any comparable democracies." In a paper he co-authored in 2010, he reported The totals for 2007 as being worse than seven years earlier: 210,000 impairment-related crashes, 1,239 deaths, 73,120 injuries. All of this, he argues, justifies the invasiveness of RBT; it protects people and saves lives.
-*'''CON: Home plate collisions turn baseball players into gladiators.''' [http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/index.php/its-time-to-end-home-plate-collisions/ Dave Cameron. "It's time to end home plate collisions." Fan Graphs. May 26th, 2011]: "I was a catcher in high school, and I was trained how to block the plate while trying to keep myself alive. High School isn’t MLB, but I still found myself in a few situations where a significantly larger player was barreling towards me at full speed, and I realized that I had to stop being a baseball player and start being a gladiator. It was ridiculous to me then and is ridiculous to me now. Millar is right – if you want to watch violent collisions, you can watch football. Or hockey. Or MMA. There’s no reason baseball needs to have similar kinds of plays; it’s an entirely different sport with a different premise and different rules."+*'''CON: [[Argument: Random sobriety tests amount to unreasonable searches| Random sobriety tests amount to unreasonable searches]]''' [http://canadiancincinnatus.typepad.com/my_weblog/2009/10/random-breath-tests-for-dui-is-a-bad-idea.html "Random breath tests for DUI is a bad idea." Canadian Cincinnatus. October 7th, 2009]: "In a free society it should be the case that a citizen can move about at will without ever being hindered by the police. The job of the police officer, who used to be called a peace officer, is to keep the public peace. If the public peace has not been broken he should leave well enough alone, not go around making criminals out of people minding their own business. It is for that reason that the traditional requirement of ‘reasonable grounds” was put into place."
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 +*'''[[Debate: Home plate collision rule in baseball| Home plate collision rule in baseball]]''' - June 1, 2011.
*'''[[Debate: Child beauty pageants| Child beauty pageants]]''' - May 28th, 2011. *'''[[Debate: Child beauty pageants| Child beauty pageants]]''' - May 28th, 2011.
*'''[[Debate: Trans fat ban| Trans fat ban]]''' - May 19th, 2011. *'''[[Debate: Trans fat ban| Trans fat ban]]''' - May 19th, 2011.

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