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    cunning linguist
  • Birthday 10/26/1983

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  • Name
    Matthias Bostick
  • School
    Mo' State
  • Biography
    We shall meet in the place where there is no darkness.
  • Location
    Lee's Summit/Springfield, Missouri
  • Interests
    Introspective Reflection
  • Occupation
    Corporate Whore
  1. Version

    Table of Contents This file is a carded scan of Mearhsheimer's 2001 book, The Tragedy of Great Power Politics. Inside you will find a variety of realism cards, hegemony cards and a few random cards worth having. The cards are all scanned and OCRed so you can change the underlining etc. however you please.

    4.00 USD

  2. Just Posted: This file contains the e-prime critique/PIC. E-prime argues that the use of to-be verbs should be avoided due to their lack of clairty, imposition of static notions of identity, limitations on problem-solving, etc. The files includes extinction impacts, K-ish value to life to impacts and answers to common responses. A few indicts of e-prime are also contained in the file for affirmative answers. The counterplan would work against any plan text that contains is, am, was, were, are, be, or been. For example: "Funding and enforcement are through normal means" would be changed to "The counterplan uses normal means of funding and enforcement." This is a highly useful generic that links to most affs and will be useful for every topic. It's worth it just for the answers.
  3. Version

    Table of Contents This file contains the e-prime critique/PIC. E-prime argues that the use of to-be verbs should be avoided due to their lack of clairty, imposition of static notions of identity, limitations on problem-solving, etc. The files includes extinction impacts, K-ish value to life to impacts and answers to common responses. A few indicts of e-prime are also contained in the file for affirmative answers.The counterplan would work against any plan text that contains is, am, was, were, are, be, or been. For example: "Funding and enforcement are through normal means" would be changed to "The counterplan uses normal means of funding and enforcement." This is a highly useful generic that links to most affs and will be useful for every topic. It's worth it just for the answers.

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  4. Version

    Table of Contents This week's disad gets much more in depth on last week's FISA reform disad. Reforming the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act is the top priority for both Bush and the Democrats when the new session of congress starts next week. Renewing the patch to FISA which is set to expire soon is critical to gathering intelligence in the fight against terrorism. The patch is set to expire at the first of February leaving only seven days of session in which to get the reform done. There is good evidence saying that there can be no delay in the FISA patch. The link is a crowd out argument, the cumbersome plan will push FISA reform back, if only for a few days. It is a tricky disad because it is impossible to link turn and you don't need to win that FISA reform won't EVER pass as a result of the plan, just that it will be delayed, creating a gap in our intelligence services. I've also included other internal link arguments, more impact work, and a lot more uniqueness cards than last week in addition to elections, economy, agenda and the other top level uniqueness you've come to expect. Good Luck!

    10.00 USD

  5. Version

    Table of Contents With the energy bill finished up and a new session of Congress starting, new legislative priorities come to the forefront. This week's TF gets you up to speed on some of the new disads for the new year, focusing on FISA reform. The reform to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act would extend the Protect America Act which was passed this summer and expires at the beginning of February. FISA reform has bipartisan and Bush support, but only has a seven day window to pass from the start of the new session of congress until it expires. The disad is a crowd out scenario arguing that the cumberson plan will push FISA reform off of the agenda, at least for that seven day window - it's a tricky link scenario because it is impossible to link turn. The disad's impact is terrorism. All other standards updates are included. Good luck.

    10.00 USD

  6. Version

    Table of Contents This week's TF focuses on two disads. The first is AMT Reform good. AMT is alternative minimum tax which is a tax scheme devised in the sixties to ensure that rich people weren't able to claim so many deductions that they didn't pay taxes. The original AMT law was not indexed for inflation and the definition of rich has changed from the sixties to today. Every year congress fixes this problem by exempting middle class households from this tax but this year those pesky democrats in charge of congress have waited until the last minute to do so. The disad is a crowd-out scenario arguing that the congress has a couple of weeks to reform AMT before the Christmas recess, otherwise it won't be done in time for tax season and middle class families will be hit with a huge, unexpected tax bill which would tank the economy. The cumbersome and controversial plan crowds AMT reform out of the agenda - a tricky politics scenario because it is impossible to link turn. The other story is a traditional political capital disad based on the CAFE standards in the energy bill being able to solve energy dependence. All other expected updates are also included.

    10.00 USD

  7. The original argument I'm answering is that the plan gets modelled, which means that other countries will take similar actions to the plan which solves better. People will argue that the counterplan would not get modelled and other countries wouldn't take similar actions, so the plan solves better than the counterplan. I have included arguments about how US modelling is non-unique, how the counterplan WOULD get modelled, etc.
  8. This is not a speaking for others argument. This file contains arguments about how narratives get commodified, they are manipulated to serve the interests they criticize, JUST telling a narrative doesn't matter if the action the narrative supports is bad, seeking recognition reinscribes the conditions of oppression, etc. Speaking for others arguments typically answer narratives as well, but there are many good impact turns to speaking for others that would not apply to these narratives bad arguments. Here is a sample: "an autobiographical narrative makes the same ontological commitments to readers as legal discourse. Autobiography places limitations on the range of available meanings similar to those imposed by law. In addition, many literary critics and historians have suggested that autobiography and the experiences it constructs are shaped by the same cultural values reflected in law. Far from eluding the constraints of legal discourse and cultural bias, therefore, autobiography may lead outsiders to become the unwitting proponents of the very values they most want to resist"
  9. I just posted a narratives answer file. Here's the description: This file contains cards discussing why using narratives to create change is bad. The cards are all from scholarly publications and written in the context of using narrative to change legal systems so they apply very well to policy debate. The cards are all offensive and will be useful for narrative affirmatives and narrative kritiks for every topic you ever debate.
  10. Version

    Table of Contents This file contains cards discussing why using narratives to create change is bad. The cards are all from scholarly publications and written in the context of using narrative to change legal systems so they apply very well to policy debate. The cards are all offensive and will be useful for narrative affirmatives and narrative kritiks for every topic you ever debate.

    2.50 USD

  11. The evidence says that when Canada acts in cooperation with the united states that they are viewed as being the lesser partner in a one-sided relationship with the united states which prohibits them from pursuing an autonomous foreign policy. Here's one line from one of the cards that sums it up: "close identification with the United States is undesirable because it will destroy Canada’s ability to act independently both internally and externally."
  12. matt_bostick

    Canada CP

    I just put a new generic counterplan on sale. I plan on doing additional waves for the counterplan of solvency for new affs etc. Here is the file description: This is an international agent counterplan to have Canada do the plan. Included are solvency cards for generic disease, TB, malaria, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, gender, environment, terrorism, oceans, health care personnel, health care infrastructure. Included in the counterplan is a canadian soft power net-benefit with very, very good perm answers. Impacts to soft power include asian wars, prolif, terrorism and to run against critical affs gender and environment. Plus all of the counterplan solvency cards are soft power impacts and vice versa. This file is ready to go and everything is underlined. Included are blocks to answer theory arguments, the permutation, and modeling arguments. Also included is a topicality argument set up to negate aff modeling arguments. There are also a few affirmative answers included in the file.
  13. Version

    Table of Contents This is an international agent counterplan to have Canada do the plan. Included are solvency cards for generic disease, TB, malaria, HIV/AIDS, nutrition, gender, environment, terrorism, oceans, health care personnel, health care infrastructure. Included in the counterplan is a canadian soft power net-benefit with very, very good perm answers. Impacts to soft power include asian wars, prolif, terrorism and to run against critical affs gender and environment. Plus all of the counterplan solvency cards are soft power impacts and vice versa.This file is ready to go and everything is underlined. Included are blocks to answer theory arguments, the permutation, and modeling arguments. Also included is a topicality argument set up to negate aff modeling arguments. There are also a few affirmative answers included in the file.

    6.00 USD

  14. Version

    Table of Contents This week's Thursday file updates the Iraq disad. After the Patraeus testimony and Bush's address to the nation, he has renewed momentum on Iraq and is keeping the moderate Republicans in check. The plans diverts Bush's focus/capital and he can't keep Congress in check to stay the course. Added to this week's version is a new uniqueness/link trick with Senator Warner from Virginia that could be very strategic with the right specific link. As usual, all of the other standard updates are included as well. Good Luck!

    10.00 USD

  15. Version

    Table of Contents This week's Thursday file features an Iraq pullout bad disad. The story is that following General Patreaus's congressional testimony, Bush has saved some face over the Iraq war giving him just enough political leverage to fight off the democrats calling for a full withdrawal. The plan diverts Bush's capital/focus causing a pullout and war etc. It's a better Bush Good disad than you'd think because all of the generic bush is a lame duck etc. evidence won't assume the post-Patreaus political climate specific to Iraq. Also included are various answers to the other potential disads that are out there. Good Luck!

    10.00 USD

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