Who is the judge?

The judge is God.

Why is he God?

Because he decides who wins or loses,

Not my opponent.

Who is your opponent?

He does not exist.

Why does he not exist?

Because he is a mere dissenting voice

to the truth I speak.

-The Great Debaters, 2007


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  • Historical Events for 23rd October 2018

    1681 - French troops under King Louis XIV occupy Staatsburg
    1853 - Maastricht-Aken railway in Netherlands opens
    1915 - 1st national horseshoe throwing championship (Kellerton, Iowa)
    1946 - UN General Assembly 2nd session convenes (1st NYC-Flushing Meadows)
    1964 - Czech gymnast Věra Čáslavská wins the balance beam at the Tokyo Olympics; her 3rd gold medal of the Games with individual all-round and vault victories
    1967 - "Henry, Sweet Henry" opens at Palace Theater NYC for 80 performances
    1977 - Despite not driving in season ending Japanese Grand Prix, Austrian Niki Lauda wins his second World Formula 1 Drivers title by 17 points from Jody Scheckter of South Africa
    1987 - Dutch government gives Fokker's Aircraft Ÿ212 million credit
    1994 - Solheim Cup Women's Golf, The Greenbrier: US regains Cup; beats Europe, 13-7; Americans Dottie Mochrie and Bradie Burton both win their 3 matches
    2001 - The Provisional Irish Republican Army of Northern Ireland commences disarmament after peace talks

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  • Singapore National Debate Team Exhibition Match
    Singapore National Debate Team Exhibition Match The National Debate Team representing Singapore at the 2011 World Schools Debating Championships in Dundee, Scotland, will be holding an exhibition debate on Wednesday 22 June 2011 at 1700 hours (5pm). The debate will be held at the Arts House. The National team will be facing a team of distinguished Sinapore National Team Alumni such as Aaron Maniam, Timothy Yap and Joshua Hiew. Everyone...
    23 May 2011
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    New videos featuring debates from the World Schools Debating Championships and the African Schools Debating Championships have been added to the Media Gallery. Enjoy!
    11 May 2011