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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    180 - 6 inhabitants of Carthage, North Africa executed for being Christians. Earliest record of Christianity in this part of the world.
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    1934 - Babe Ruth draws his 2,000th base on balls at Cleveland
    1950 - Suppression of Communism Act comes into force in South Africa
    1952 - Shah of Persia Mohammed Reza Pahlavi names Ghavam Sultaneh premier
    1954 - Construction of Disneyland commences
    1959 - River Canyon extending man-made Lake Hebgen by 5 miles. (Montana)
    1960 - 47th Tour de France won by Gastone Nencini of Italy
    1967 - Race riots in Cairo Illinois
    1970 - 30,000 attend Randall's Island Rock Festival, NYC

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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