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  1. Funding is like those egg-shaped toys that just wobble back and forth and never fall down. No matter how hard you kick it, it just gets back up. It's unbeatable and that's all there is to it.
  2. It's spelled with a 'k' (Erika)
  3. Results: DX: 1. Manhattan – Ryan Ellis 2. Manhattan – Sam Procter 3. Manhattan – Stacy Place 4. Slake – Christina Carter 5. Slake – Shelley McClelland 6. Highland Park – Derek Ziegler IX: 1. Manhattan – Andrew Hodgson 2. Manhattan – Erika Wurst 3. Slake – Nick Miller 4. Washburn Rural – Brian Thurbon 5. Manhattan – Andrew Jack 6. Manhattan – Pat Lin OO: 1. Slake – Marissa Shelley 2. Slake – Shelley McClelland 3. Manhattan – Ryan Ellis 4. Slake – Katie Briggs 5. Seaman - LeAnn Meyer 6. Slake – Christina Carter INF: 1. Slake – Katie Briggs 2. Slake – Marissa Shelley 3. Washburn Rural - Rachel Deffenbaugh 4. Bishop Seaburry - Shiv Subramaniam 5. Washburn Rural - Jessica Wright 6. Manhattan – Jackie Nelson DI: 1. Bishop Seaburry – Abby Wake 2. Slake – Kasey Clark 3. Shawnee Heights - James Stanfill 4. Slake – Mary Beth Radar 5. Manhattan – Christine Yetter 6. Slake – Kaitlyn Metzler HI: 1. Manhattan – Camille Sultana 2. Manhattan – Haley Masterson 3. Topeka West - J.P.Rankin 4. Washburn Rural - Ben Cohen 5. Manhattan – Paul Brecht 6. Emporia - Sarah Palmer DUO: 1. Manhattan – Yetter/Gregg 2. Slake – Radar/Clark 3. Shawnee Heights – Stanfill/Alyssa 4. Washburn Rural – Owen/Zeller 5. Washburn Rural – Holston/Long 6. Manhattan – Masterson/Dickinson DUET: 1. Bishop Seaburry - Warden/Wake 2. Emporia - Montgomery/Kosko 3. Slake - Metzler/Altman 4. Bishop Seaburry - Kline/Hickam 5. Manhattan – Auten/Quesnell 6. STA - Scherzer/Whiteside PROSE: 1. Bishop Seaburry - Justin Esau 2. Bishop Seaburry - Nick Strole 3. STA - Caroline Sweeney 4. Topeka West - J.P. Rankin 5. Manhattan – Kathleen Stout 6. Shawnee Heights – Heather Whitford POETRY: 1. Shawnee Heights – Brian Gilmore 2. Bishop Seaburry - Susie Warden 3. Bishop Seaburry - Wyn Cromwell 4. Manhattan – Daniel Chen 5. Emporia - Cami Shaw 6. Bishop Seaburry - Brooke Sutherland House 1: PO – Manhattan – Ryan Ellis 1. Shawnee Heights - Jordan Huz 2. Manhattan – Andrew Hodgson 3. Waru – Ashley Wells 4. Manhattan – Sam Procter 5. Manhattan – Daren Stuckenschmidt 6. Waru – Patrick Kearney House 2: PO – Waru - Eric Schumaker 1. Manhattan – Gail Lee LD: 1. STA – Beth Mendenhall 2. Topeka West – Emily Hane 3. Washburn Rural – Brian Thurbon 4. Washburn Rural – Brandon Gunn 5. STA – Nathan Peabody 6. Manhattan – Yang-Yang Chen Sweeps: 1. Manhattan 2. Silver Lake 3. Washburn Rural
  4. LeMars is also my hero, every one of them...except Ms. Johnson and Ms. Rowden, due to their failure to recognize that I am the only one to score 100% on either of the quizzes, and thus should be given the title of "Best Friend"
  5. Can someone give suggestions on answering it? I can't even find non-uniques, and can't think of any impact turn strats against it. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thx
  6. Do you know a site online that I can access the book? I just searched the university library and they didn't seem to have it, and I need it by tomorrow, so if I ordered it, I won't get it in time. And I'm real poor too . Btw, for anyone that wanted to know, the book's by Philip Gourevitch, who was a journalist who witnessed the aftermath of the '94 genocide in Rwanda. I have a question though, which is the main reason I was trying to find this evidence. If the neg runs western metaphysics, and I run a narrative from someone in a third-world nation, would it be a worthy turn, or am i better off just reading framework in the 1AC?
  7. Does anyone know where I can find a narrative by someone from Rwanda that says the genocide there was an atrocity? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thx
  8. Two scenarios will occur, either 1) They don't like T and won't go for it, meaning any shitty answers would suffice or 2) They'll know what they're talking about, go for T, in which case, I can almost guarantee, you'll lose the round if you just read generic T blocks. As some others have already said, write your own blocks, or just make them up during the round (these answers would probably be better than your generic ones anyways).
  9. Maybe you do Pham, but I remember Paul saying something to this extent before my round against him: "Yang...let's be honest to ourselves, we both know that Chris and Carrie run the show"
  10. Jason Regneir was at JEDI last year and he is very knowledgeable about critical literature. Though his lab last year was mainly full of traditional debaters, thus they didn't spend too much time on it.
  11. I knew a chinese kid named Ning who did forensics and I thought he went to Hutch. But I never really figured out where exactly he was from. Did this Ning that you're referring to, go to KU for college (at least for a while), and mention living in Manhattan when he was in grade school?
  12. Is Ning his first name? If so, what is the last name of this person you're referring to?
  13. Elmore, Prof. Public Affairs at University of Washington, PolySci Quarterly 79-80, p. 605, 1980 The emergence of implementation as a subject for policy analysis coincides closely with the discovery by policy analysts that decisions are not self-executing. Analysis of policy choices matter very little if the mechanism for implementing those choices is poorly understood in answering the question, "What percentage of the work of achieving a desired governmental action is done when the preferred analytic alternative has been identified?" Allison estimated that in the normal case, it was about 10 percent, leaving the remaining 90 percent in the realm of implementation.
  14. DarkZorb


    It did last year, and seeing as how there's just as many teams if not more teams attending, one would have to assume that the answer is yes.
  15. I believe what he meant was, who decides if DCI is cancelled.
  16. Initiating in a discussion over the history of the cultural differences between the states will provoke violent outbursts? And if that's not what you're insinuating, what does it provoke? I fail to see a backlash that would occur from a discussion over the root cause of the aminosity between the states...so please enlighten me on why it would "provoke the past," or go as far as to inform me what the "past" is. Thx
  17. I just read through the thread, and I saw this...So what's the history between Schoofs and Kansas? I think I've read somewhere that when Kansas was still integrated in the Heart forum, there was quite a brawl...but my 5 min of searching didn't yield any of these threads. All I found was a bunch of "Iowa Only" threads. So what exactly brought about the hate? Or is it just Schoofs? I was also wondering if Iowa debaters, other than the ones I know of course, have a general animosity toward Kansas debate?
  18. Does MIT or CIT have a policy debate program? Any info would be greatly appreciated. Thx
  19. I saw a team quote the Big Labowski once, they said, "No Donnie, these men are nihilists" Though, they equated inaction to nihilism...
  20. I dont believe that was the point I was trying to look...if the neg goes all off-case, and then take's aimgod's advice, and reads case...in some instances it would be a good decision. But, when the case evidence blows, and you're just running it for 30 seconds of timesuck, I don't believe that strategic choice would be very good. If you read crappy cards, it takes about 15 secs for the aff to c/a their better cards from the 1AC and do easy/good evidence comparison...on the other hand it would take more than 15 seconds (and usually more than 30, which is what you spent shelling it out), to read their ASPEC block, thus you get a better time tradeoff, and the aff gets less time to put more answers on your disads, counterplans, and/or Ks
  21. I would pay to see Katie in a dance off . Though, it would be even funnier to see Megan in a dance off, but for some reason, I'm guessing that she doesn't dance?
  22. Actually, the 30 seconds used reading ASPEC can sometimes prove to be a good time tradeoff. Some people spend a good minute answering it in the 2AC, in hopes of the neg not blowing it up with more offense and dropping it...and even if they don't, it's always going to be much more advantageous then reading a shitty solvency card that they can c/a case to beat... Now I'm not saying, you should run ASPEC as time suck every round, but if you have nothing else, you might as well run SPECs then forcing bad case arguments into the round...
  23. So, would you contend that Ks = counterplans or would you consider "perm" the wrong term for Ks also?
  24. I agree with the ppl that say it wouldn't be a perm, you could call it a "test of cooptation" and then claim that with the "test of cooptation" you're only allowed to be intrinsic and not severence, this way you still have the original advocacy and you're testing the ability of the plan to avoid the disad, in a way, the uniqueness perm mentioned above is like this...the point is though, either 1) you hit a good team, and they beat you on the theory, or 2) you hit a shitty team, that you could've beaten without the perm and the effort you put into the theory. And if you're going to "perm" a disad, might as well perm solvency arguments while you're at it
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