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Thursday File- 02/28/2013

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This week's Thursday file focus on uniqueness updates for all major politics scenarios. It includes updates to our ongoing immigration scenario, the sequester debate that is going on, and the gun control debate. It contains many of the interactions between these political fights for use on on the AFF.

 

This week's author is Francisco Becosme, he debated at Wake Forest University where he appeared in the octofinals of Harvard, Texas, and GSU, and was invited to participate in the prestigious Pittsburgh Round Robin. He has in the past helped the Bronx Science team and has coached numerous successful high school teams.

 

 

The Thursday File – 2/28/2013

 

IU 2NC..................................................................................................................................................................... 1

Top of the Docket.................................................................................................................................................... 2

AT: Uniqueness Overwhelms Link........................................................................................................................... 2

Obama Pushing........................................................................................................................................................ 2

Sequester Thumper................................................................................................................................................... 3

AT: Sequester Thumper............................................................................................................................................ 3

Sequestration Won’t Pass......................................................................................................................................... 4

Immigration Reform- Won’t Pass............................................................................................................................. 5

No Gun Control........................................................................................................................................................ 5

Pol Cap Bad For Immigration Reform...................................................................................................................... 6

Politics (General) AFF................................................................................................................................................ 8

Politics – Immigration Reform AFF.............................................................................................................................. 9

Politics – Sequester NEG Uniqueness......................................................................................................................... 9

Politics – Sequester NEG Impacts............................................................................................................................. 11

Politics – Sequester AFF Uniqueness........................................................................................................................ 13

Politics – Sequester AFF........................................................................................................................................... 14

Politics – Immigration NEG Uniqueness.................................................................................................................... 15

Politics – Immigration AFF Uniqueness..................................................................................................................... 16

Politics (General ) NEG Links.................................................................................................................................... 18

Smart Grid Inherency.............................................................................................................................................. 19

High Speed Rail Harms............................................................................................................................................. 20

High Speed Rail Harms............................................................................................................................................. 20

Cybersecurity Inherency Neg................................................................................................................................... 21

Cybersecurity Inherency- AFF.................................................................................................................................. 21

Funding – Tax-Exempt Bonds................................................................................................................................... 22

Inherency (General).............................................................................................................................................. 22

Cybersecurity- China............................................................................................................................................... 23

EXEC ORDER COMMISSION CP-AFF................................................................................................................. 23

 

 

PREVIOUS FILE

The Thursday File – 2/14/2013.............................................................................................................................. 25

The Negatory...................................................................................................................................................... 28

UQ: Will Pass – Economic Narrative............................................................................................................... 28

UQ: Will Pass – Generic Agenda..................................................................................................................... 28

UQ: Will Pass – Generic Immigration.............................................................................................................. 29

UQ: Will Pass – Generic Pol Cap.................................................................................................................... 29

UQ: Will Pass – House.................................................................................................................................... 30

UQ: Will Pass – It’s Close............................................................................................................................... 31

UQ: Will Pass – Momentum............................................................................................................................ 34

UQ: Will Pass – Obama................................................................................................................................... 35

UQ: Will Pass – SOTU Framing...................................................................................................................... 37

UQ: Will Pass – Window of Opportunity........................................................................................................ 37

UQ: AT – Budget First.................................................................................................................................... 38

UQ: AT – Fragmented Bill.............................................................................................................................. 40

UQ: AT - GOP Opposes Citizenship............................................................................................................... 40

UQ: AT – Gun Control.................................................................................................................................... 40

UQ: AT – Inevitable........................................................................................................................................ 41

UQ: AT – LGBTQ........................................................................................................................................... 41

UQ: AT – Snapshot Opposition....................................................................................................................... 41

UQ: AT – SOTU Items.................................................................................................................................... 42

Link UQ: Infrastructure................................................................................................................................... 43

Link UQ: AT – SOTU..................................................................................................................................... 43

Links: Infrastructure Spending........................................................................................................................ 46

Links: AT – Lobby Link Turns....................................................................................................................... 48

IL: Aging Crisis............................................................................................................................................... 48

IL: Competitiveness........................................................................................................................................ 49

IL: Comprehensive Reform Key..................................................................................................................... 50

IL: Cyber War................................................................................................................................................. 50

IL: Deficit....................................................................................................................................................... 51

IL: Economy................................................................................................................................................... 52

IL: High-Skilled Workers................................................................................................................................ 54

IL: India-US Relations..................................................................................................................................... 55

IL: Latin American Stability............................................................................................................................ 55

IL: Nuclear Terrorism...................................................................................................................................... 55

IL: Political Capital Key.................................................................................................................................. 56

IL: Terrorism................................................................................................................................................... 62

IL: Visas K/T Economy................................................................................................................................... 63

Affirmation Side................................................................................................................................................. 64

Not UQ: Activists, Details............................................................................................................................... 64

Not UQ: Budget Derails Immigration.............................................................................................................. 64

Not UQ: Generic Agenda................................................................................................................................ 65

Not UQ: Immigration Details Battle*............................................................................................................... 65

Not UQ: Keystone Derails............................................................................................................................... 66

Not UQ: LGBTQ............................................................................................................................................. 66

Not UQ: Minimum Wage................................................................................................................................ 67

Not UQ: Pathway to Citizenship...................................................................................................................... 67

Not UQ: Timeframe........................................................................................................................................ 67

Not UQ: Uniqueness Overwhelms.................................................................................................................. 68

Link U: Transportation Infrastructure Now..................................................................................................... 68

Link Turns: Construction Lobby..................................................................................................................... 68

Link Turns: Economy..................................................................................................................................... 69

Link Turns: Winners Win................................................................................................................................ 69

IL: Pol Cap Not Key - Immigration................................................................................................................. 70

IL: Pol Cap Not Finite..................................................................................................................................... 71

IL: Pol Cap Not Real....................................................................................................................................... 72

Impact Answers: Aging Crisis......................................................................................................................... 74

Impact Answers: Econ Framing Bad............................................................................................................... 74

Impact Answers: Future Obama Wins............................................................................................................. 75

Impact Answers: Infrastructure K/T Economy................................................................................................ 75

Impact Answers: Magnet DA Internal Links.................................................................................................... 76

Previous File........................................................................................................................................................... 77

Friday Addendum 2/8/2013................................................................................................................................ 77

Immigration – Will Pass.................................................................................................................................. 77

2ac nominations thumper................................................................................................................................ 78

AT: Nomination Thumper............................................................................................................................... 78

Immigration Reform Shell............................................................................................................................... 81

Uniqueness Extensions....................................................................................................................................... 84

UQ: AT: Border Security Conditions............................................................................................................. 105

UQ: AT: Obama Will Delegate-Won’t Lead on Immigration Reform.......................................................... 106

UQ: AT: Thumpers....................................................................................................................................... 106

UQ: AT: Hagel Thumper............................................................................................................................... 112

UQ: AT: Nominations Thumper.................................................................................................................... 113

UQ: AT: NLRB Thumper.............................................................................................................................. 114

UQ: AT: High-Skilled Inevitable/Piecemeal.................................................................................................. 118

Link Extensions................................................................................................................................................ 119

2NC Crowd-Out Link*.................................................................................................................................. 123

Internal Link Extensions................................................................................................................................... 126

Internals: PC Key/A2 Obama Bad................................................................................................................. 129

Impacts............................................................................................................................................................. 141

Impact Overview........................................................................................................................................... 142

Impact - Ag....................................................................................................................................................... 142

Agriculture Impact Module........................................................................................................................... 142

Impact – Alt Energy.......................................................................................................................................... 146

Alternative Energy Impacts........................................................................................................................... 147

Environment Impacts.................................................................................................................................... 154

Hegemony Impact Module............................................................................................................................ 155

Competitiveness Impacts............................................................................................................................... 156

Immigration – AT: Impact Turns...................................................................................................................... 238

AT: Brain Drain Turn.................................................................................................................................... 238

AT: Overpopulation Turn.............................................................................................................................. 239

AT: Wages Turn............................................................................................................................................ 241

Answers to: Theory Arguments....................................................................................................................... 242

Debt Ceiling NEG Updates............................................................................................................................... 248

Hagel Nomination NEG Updates...................................................................................................................... 262

*****AFF Answers*****.................................................................................................................................... 272

Thumpers + Goodies........................................................................................................................................ 272

2ac Economy Thumper................................................................................................................................. 272

2ac gun control thumper............................................................................................................................... 272

1ar gun control thumper................................................................................................................................ 273

2ac nomination monster*.............................................................................................................................. 273

1ar – nominations (CFPB)............................................................................................................................. 274

2ac winners win*.......................................................................................................................................... 274

Immigration – Aff – UQ + Link/Internals......................................................................................................... 276

Immigration Reform Answers: 2ac Front-Line............................................................................................. 276

2ac: Ag worker shortage impact.................................................................................................................... 287

1ar: Immigration Reform Won’t Pass............................................................................................................ 291

1ar: thumpers................................................................................................................................................ 293

1ar: PC Not Key............................................................................................................................................ 294

Immigration – Aff – Impact Turns**................................................................................................................ 305

2ac wages turn.............................................................................................................................................. 305

1ar wages turn – link..................................................................................................................................... 307

2ac brain drain turn....................................................................................................................................... 311

1ar brain drain turn – link............................................................................................................................. 314

2ac overpopulation turn................................................................................................................................ 316

1ar overpopulation turn................................................................................................................................. 318

1ar overpopulation turn: turns econ.............................................................................................................. 320

1ar overpopulation turn: laundry list............................................................................................................. 320

1ar overpopulation turn: Framing – Try-or-Die............................................................................................. 322

1ar overpopulation turn: Link xt................................................................................................................... 322

1ar overpopulation turn: Link xt – Overshoot............................................................................................... 325

1ar overpopulation turn: A-to Demographic Transition................................................................................. 326

1ar overpopulation turn: A-to Efficiency Solves........................................................................................... 327

1ar overpopulation turn: A-to Ethics............................................................................................................. 327

1ar overpopulation turn: A-to Other Countries.............................................................................................. 330

1ar overpopulation turn: A-to Simon............................................................................................................. 331

1ar overpopulation turn: A-to They Live Cleaner.......................................................................................... 331

1ar overpopulation turn: A-to Tech Solves.................................................................................................... 332

1ar overpopulation turn: A-to Impact Turn – Space Col................................................................................ 335

Budget/Debt – Aff............................................................................................................................................ 336

2ac................................................................................................................................................................ 336

1ar – no uq.................................................................................................................................................... 338

1ar – no impact............................................................................................................................................. 339

Debt Ceiling Answers.................................................................................................................................... 340

Cyber-Security – Aff........................................................................................................................................ 345

2ac cyber-security......................................................................................................................................... 345

1ar – XO solves............................................................................................................................................ 346

Gun Control – Aff............................................................................................................................................ 346

2ac gun control............................................................................................................................................. 347

AT: Carlsen Ev.............................................................................................................................................. 349

Gun Control Scenario AFF Answers............................................................................................................. 351

Warming/Climate – Aff.................................................................................................................................... 356

Warming Scenario AFF Answers................................................................................................................... 356

AFF Link Answers............................................................................................................................................ 357




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