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  2. TestNav

    Texas Teams?

    After UT, I think it’s time to restart this discussion. Who do y’all think are the top Texas teams right now?
  3. jamespotter

    Russell K

    Supplement: Now with Links! Russell_supplement.pdf supplement.odt
  4. QuigleyD

    Detention

    I sincerely appreciate your answers!! This is such a great community! https://library.cqpress.com/cqresearcher/document.php?id=cqresrre2015102300 The link that I posted above is a very good website to cut cards for linking legal representation and detention. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/who-has-most-to-gain-from-trumps-immigration-policies-private-prisons/2018/06/29/4ae9c6a8-7a4d-11e8-aeee-4d04c8ac6158_story.html?utm_term=.439773f6bca0 This link above this is also pretty decent for cutting cards for linking immigrant detention to private prisons. If you have any questions, let me know!
  5. masterdebater6969

    Detention

    Sorry, I've never heard that perm and I don't run security, but my first answers to that perm are 1. Severence - They have the ability to sever out of any part of their aff by advocating for any world (insert sev bad) 2. Intrinsic - pluralism is in neither the aff nor the Alt/Cp so the aff can't advocate for it (insert intrinsic bad), 3. Shifting advocacies are bad for debate, they can extend the perm in the 1AR and the 2NR is forced to defend against every possible world 4. I found a card you could cut to answer the perm, not sure how well it will work, here https://www.academia.edu/12957140/A_Researcher_s_Dilemma_-_Philosophical_and_Methodological_Pluralism
  6. QuigleyD

    Detention

    My team has legal representation links for detention which I would be happy to give, do you have any answers to perm - methodological pluralism or really good immigration security k overviews.
  7. masterdebater6969

    Detention

    If anyone has cards linking A) legal representation to detention B). Detention to supporting private prisons or C). Private prisons to structural violence (this should be the easiest one), I'd be willing to trade lots of disability lit relevant to immigration and/or detention
  8. Hey, I haven't seen any recent evidence trading forums areas, so I decided to start one. I am posting here to let anyone know I am looking to trade high quality high school policy debate content for equally good content. Simple rule, no open evidence. Let me know if you're interested.
  9. Yesterday
  10. So I run neg against a local team and they always run the perm - methodological pluralism. The specific tag is "Perm – methodological pluralism combines multiple schools of thought to reclaim IR as emancipatory praxis and avoid endless political violence." How do you answer this? Can you say they sever out of advocating for their own plan text? I specifically ran cap and security k against this team, both times losing on this perm. Anything will help!!
  11. jamespotter

    Russell K

    Claims: 1. Naive set theory fails. This means you can't group things and then make rules about how these groups function. 2. Any attempt to rule out this paradox relies on making a group (inside and outside) and then making a rule about how these groups function (the inside is allowed, and the outside is not) 3. Given that Russell's Paradox is "only those barbers who shave men who do not shave themselves", one can restate Russell's Paradox as the axiom "only those axioms which rule in axioms which rule themselves out are allowed". To the answer "your axiom is silly" I say "says who? some more ruley rule? Guess what I'm going to say" 4. Rinse and repeat as they make rules about their rules, etc. Say "we said rules are paradoxical, so what did they do? Make a rule, which isn't responsive." 5. ECQ-prove a paradox, and you can prove anything. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Principle_of_explosion 6. That includes time travel. Yet I don't have a time travel machine, which is not predicted by the principle of explosion 7. Something is rotten in the state of Denmark, from a proof-theoretic standpoint, if not according to generally accepted wisdom. See: no time travel machine. (you don't have to make points 6 and 7, the K functions fine without them) 8. "This Logic is false according to this logic" is a Godel statement. Godel statements are real so there is no perfcon. (is "this statement is a lie" true or false?) Pull it off and it's kryptonite to policy wonks with a judge that votes for the team that won the debate Questions?
  12. AlistairTheKDebater

    Russell K

    ok, this seems cool, but what the hell does it mean
  13. jamespotter

    Russell K

    Then read as much of this: http://www.arts.ucsb.edu/faculty/reese/classes/artistsbooks/The Library of Babel.pdf as you can get through. Against policy affs, that is. Try to finish it without highlighting it down (I haven't timed myself yet)
  14. akul

    EB Cybersecurity

    What do you guys think about the EB Cybersecurity Affirmative? Do you think I should link it with AI?
  15. jamespotter

    Russell K

    I guess I'm not allowed to post to Evazon. However, I don't know how to delete posts. Here's the Russell K Russell_K.pdf russell_shell.doc
  16. jmc_va

    Queer Fem K

    Exactly. Edelman talks about the queer as the representation of a process in the same way he talks about the child as a symbol for a process. And while I agree there's no obvious path from this topic to an exclusively-QT Aff, there's a huge case to be made (excuse the pun) for Lacanian political theory this year. I mean, the whole ego malformation in the mirror stage leading to otherization / threat construction / exclusion clearly overlaps with the topic area. Edelman starts in the same place and any solvency mechanism that addresses one (over-identification, maybe) probably addresses both. I think a Lacanian QT advantage is super workable within that case framework, whether Edelman or bædan. I find Edelman easier to deploy because there's no anarchic baggage to deal with. But, if used properly, either would allow you to preemptively take out impact-based decision calculus. While the rest of case (the geopolitical ego formation stuff) would allow you to preempt "real world" link stories.
  17. seanarchy

    dark deleuze

    Like this?
  18. ronniesportman

    Free File-Russell K

    Why Do I feel like this is a trap/meme? *Edit* Just tried opening it - Broken link lol
  19. Maury

    dark deleuze

    Basically you take everything Deleuze advocates at the ontological level - infinite potential, a world always in flux, content and expression, abstract machines - and you replace it with a loose understanding of wilderson combined with a baseless assertion that "their offense doesnt apply".
  20. wheresthepotatoes

    dark deleuze

    can anyone give a brief summary of dark deleuze? or any refs?
  21. jamespotter

    Free File-Russell K

    So I thought that this was like, the part of the forum where you could post free files. I was wrong. I also don't know how to delete this post. Here's the new location: Russell_K.pdf russell_shell.doc
  22. Last week
  23. seanarchy

    Queer Fem K

    It's hardly straightforward enough that you should just never run Edelman. There's a reasonably strong argument to be made that he's describing the symbolic figure of the queer in civil society, not queer people as such. It's a debate to be had.
  24. musicotic

    Queer Fem K

    Edelman is essentially transphobic & biphobic, so never run that.
  25. AlistairTheKDebater

    HELP: Translators/Moral Obligation Dilemma

    yea the NB to HRIA is that it sets precedent for human rights review, which prevents authoritarian backsliding, which would lead to war there are some other net benefit cards for that cp too Yes, and that it's unfair to the neg because then if your card is specific to a certain agent,the aff just say they aren't using that so that would make the aff a moving target also not specifying the agent destroys the negs ability to run agent cps or agent das so you have fairness arguments mainly
  26. seanarchy

    Queer Fem K

    Regardless of which author is "better" or more accessible in general, you should probably think about what's literally relevant to the topic (i.e. has links). I'm not aware of any extensive writings by Butler about immigration that are also "queer theory" proper. Edelman is typically a strong K on any topic because it lets you more or less impact turn extinction scenarios, similar situation with baedan. That said, I'm still not sure there's any topic links that would help make an aff in that ballpark. I'm inclined to think that the strongest queer K this year is Puar-style homonationalism or possibly queer toxicity. Read Terrorist Assemblages for Puar.
  27. Nethy

    HELP: Translators/Moral Obligation Dilemma

    I'm quite unfamiliar with either of these. Does HRIA CP argue that US must conduct a human rights review to ensure consistency with human rights obligations? If so, why is this necessary? A-spec is agent specification right? Would I argue that by not specifying a specific agent in the plan text- the educational value of debate is harmed? Thanks!
  28. AlistairTheKDebater

    HELP: Translators/Moral Obligation Dilemma

    HRIA Cp should work uh if the plan doesn't list the actor, run A-Spec
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