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robllawrence

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  1. "████ ██ █ ████ everything ███ █████ is █████ ████ ████ fine ████ ███ █ ██████ love █████ ██████ ███ your █████ ████ government."

  2. I keep a small list of links that are relevant for me...it's mostly a place for me to keep stuff so I don't have to search again. http://debatelinks.com click on the web links.
  3. Attorney friends, Tax friends, smart people everywhere....I'm looking for a copy of the 2012 IRS Internal Revenue Code for an accounting class my girlfriend is taking. Anyone have one I can beg, borrow, or steal?

  4. Why would you think that is extra topical? Aff is going to spend a ton of money building and repairing highways. Advantage one, we put people to work. Sounds OK to me.
  5. I don't think most of the people in this thread "assume" T CPs are bad, but it IS a theory argument that someone running an aff as CP will likely hear and for which they should prepare.
  6. Many years ago, there was a topic very similar to the current space topic. I ran my aff as a CP against a specific case quite often effectively. The case I ran was astronomy education (teach kids about space as a form of exploration.) There were a few teams running some form of low sodium lights (replace highway and city lights with lights that cause less "sky glow" so you can see the stars.) My inherency said the reason they couldn't get their advantages of environmental ethic was the lack of knowledge about what we were seeing. People see the sky, so what. When they see the sky and know what's going on up there, they appreciate it and THAT gives them the environmentalism awareness. So, I ran education as a CP/solvency press. Here are some issues you need to consider. 1) a topical or possibly topical CP might link to disadvantages. That means not only do you have to make sure the DAs you run don't link, but also, the AFF has the ability to run DAs on your CP from their own neg files. 2) Theory. In our case, everyone ran T on us when we were aff, so it wasn't hard to convince judges we weren't topical. So, that's an option, just find a violation you don't meet. You CAN find one that neither team meets and cross apply it. However, remember that if they win the standards debate on T, they've also proven the CP topical as well. So, I recommend finding something specific to your case as a violation...let them try to defend the T of a case that isn't their own, and thus, don't have frontlines to. You could also defend T counterplans legit. The idea that CPs have to be non topical generally comes from Hypothesis testing paradigms (everything topical is aff ground, everything non topical is neg ground) but that could get them into trouble elsewhere. I mean, if they have the right to claim ANY topical case as aff ground, doesn't that mean they have to defend all topical ground? (Look up counterwarrants, parametrics, whole res for more info there.)
  7. Hey guys, Scrooge McDuck won the NH primary!

  8. Holy crap a touchdown!

  9. Newsflash: Iowa Republicans have difficulty counting. 1:22 AM, still no official result.

  10. Ah the GOP Iowa caucus. All the civility of Lord of the Flies, the substance of the Westminster Dog Show, the maturity of a Webelos slumber party, the organization of a tornado aftermath, as interesting as waiting in line at the DMV. Curiously held in a cornfield.

  11. Ribeye steak, baked potato, salad, sweet Hawaiian rolls. All better.

  12. So reading about candidates. Reminded of a cartoon from the WWII era. "He came here to save us, and not to enslave us" "That cat, he's a rat just the same." Anyone remember that? The "we did it before and we can do it again" cartoon?

  13. 2012. Yes. About 2,012 jackasses. That sounds about right.

  14. Puke. Noise. Fights. Amateurs. WOOO!!!!!

  15. Having some Pei Wei before the Mayan invasion.

  16. Start early! Or play tonight to avoid amateur hour! I'm bartending.

  17. Ok. Tonight. Wings, Thunder game, beverages, who is in?

  18. Who is up for some kind of crazy ethnic food today?

  19. I have the headache of the ages. Have I been staring at the sun or something?

  20. It's now official. The Poo Flinging Monkeys win the FFL superbowl. Final stats: 13-1 regular season, 2-0 in playoffs.

  21. Thank you Aaron Rodgers.

  22. Looks like it might have been a good decision. Tebow didn't exactly sparkle. This could go down to the wire from the looks of it.
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