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  1. framework-- interp--judge should weigh the world of the aff plan vs the world of the alternative solves their exclusion arguments and prevents the 1ac from being mooted now you can make right to life outweighs arguments also some arguments like ethical imperative to prevent nuke war as well as util good like was mentioned before--which is a direct response to this "Ethics comes first?"--what the hell does that even mean? we should probably have some system of ethics to abide by and util is exactly that. just an idea though--you should probably also just cut some cards specific to why ontology or ethics don't come first--shouldn't be too hard to find.
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    KCKCC Results Packet

    thanks--can i get speakers 21-25?
  3. will Josh Branson be a lab leader for the Regents too?
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    KCKCC Results Packet

    Does anyone have the results packet from kckcc or could someone post where I could find it online? If no one has a digital copy, could you post the Speakers 1-25? Thanks.
  5. I'm sorry to interject and i won't pretend to know anything about Nietzsche but i just came across this and was pretty blown away. While you're probably a pretty smart person, I'm not sure how much you know about A) social psychology and the unfolding of the Holocaust. I hope I don't come across like an ass--i'm not trying to be one. The first inaccurate statement you make is saying "the germans" were the ones who persecuted the jews. The "germans" as a whole had nothing to do with persecuting the jews. The Nationalist Socialist Party and their followers were responsible. Adolf Hitler himself wasn't even technically "german"--he was born in Austria. Also, wouldn't using the mass noun "germans" include Jews who were german citizens which is ridiculous to assert many Jews "put [people] onto trains to Auschwitz". Next, you say that the Holocaust occurred because germans "simply didn't care." Wrong. The people who became caught up in the popular tide of the Nazi party were victims of a social phenomena called deindividuation, which is the loss of personal sense of responsibility in a group. People temporarily lose their sense of identity and feel anonymous. The problem wasn't apathy like you are asserting. Instead it was people feeling like they weren't accountable for the deaths of millions and that it didn't matter if they took part in the atrocity because they were just "one of the crowd." Lastly, to answer both your assertions that the "germans just hated jews or didn't care." Allport's Frustration-Aggression Theory offers a pretty coherent and on point explanation for the tactics Hitler used to rally anti-semetic support. It indicates that people frustrated turn anger away from proper, powerful targets towards another, less powerful target that is easier to attack. So instead of isolating the Treaty of Versailles as being a problem, Hitler pointed the finger at the Jews because they are simply, a weaker target that was easier to attack. Anyways, those are just my thoughts that I felt were relevant to a discussion revolving primarily around the Holocaust.
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    author = Deleuze. from his nietzsche book in 83.
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    KS Nationals Prep

    Can we get a copy of the Lay version of the Zupancic 1NC?
  8. uh what? that makes no sense... senior corps consists of all 3 so if plan text says senior corps they would increase in all 3. it's like a plan text that says "increase in the armed forces" which functionally means increase in all of the branches of the armed forces. in other words, we meet.
  9. you are clearly not just an idiot but an uninformed citizen. it's pretty cowardly of the fact you aren't even willing to own up to your comments by signing your name. sounds like you are just someone who is pissed off they aren't very good and got beat. i can personally attest to the fact okemos, highland park, and egr are all quality teams. highland park has broken at multiple other bid tournaments and already had a bid.. same with egr and okemos having broken at other tournamnets or having winning records at big tournaments.. tom from okemos won the SDI 4week tournament... didnt lose a single round at the SDI also, bad judging? put down the crack pipe. we were judged in outrounds by NU debaters, debaters who will be recieving 1st rounds to the NDT this year, great coaches like Bill Batterman who have been judging at big tournaments all year.. props to nat for not only being an all around nice guy to SME all tournament but also for not unloading on this dufus.
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    Maine East

    lol it might've been an illegitimate perm.....but no theoretical objection was made so why not?
  11. Your freebees are appreciated but do i even need a card to say this is the wrong side of the debate? put the crackpipe down if you think 9/11 did anything but hurt the u.s. economy also, i think Shayan makes a point about the definition of terrorism. i've read some stuff about how terrorism is a good political tool to achieve change but these arguments are pretty dumb against a team that is outlining a specific scenario for Al Qaeda or someone unleashing biological or nuclear weapons. whether or not those are "great for revolution!" or not doesn't matter because as per sid-ahmed or steinbruner or ochs or whoever, these acts will precipitate the end of the human race.
  13. then it was just a typo and should be Caddo GG
  14. congrats, arguments aren't flawless, you don't have to be rude to someone trying to help out others.
  15. Sean Kennedy Greenhill--13th Speaker Valley--9th Speaker Omaha-Westside--1st Speaker Maine East--1st Speaker
  16. i think offense you can garner is that the cp is only textually plan plus and cp's must compete both textually and functionally. i don't have any desire to get into a long, reptitive cross-x.com theory debate about it but i'm just throwing the idea out.
  17. that doesn't make much sense. no abuse is done if you are packing impact turns to the aff. i.e. Space mil bad which my previous point is to why this is common/core literature that is still preserved under the affs interpretation. i don't see why not being able to answer solvency is abusive at all when you can impact turn the aff? plus, there is much much more, deeper, and better literature as to why space mil is bad and why ratifying treaties to prohibit them may be a good idea than about acquisition personnel or some mechanism to increase persons serving. that analogy doesn't apply. refer back to the Revolution's argument that the air force space commond falls under the armed forces thus it IS something you should've seen coming. plus i don't see why neg predictability is that important. "substantially" is in the resolution in order to check the proliferation of tiny affs. also, negatives are always able to fall back on generic arguments to increasing persons or even more relevant, generic args like "space mil bad" or "hege bad". there is usually pre-round disclosure. etc. i think aff flexibility/manuverability within the topic outweighs neg predictability especially on this topic where there is such shallow literature and so few affs that preserving aff ground should come first in order to maintain competitive equity. under your interpretation, there would be no new innovative affs for the rest of the year... if it becomes impossible to win on the aff, then people would just skip their aff rounds, destroys debate yadayadayada.
  18. Ok, whether or not that matters is contingent upon you winning the T framework debate. But i think in the event where your a2: lit checks and you have a strategy is "you're still not topical"!!!! it gives quite a bit of credence to the substance crowd-out argument against competing interpretations.
  19. you've got to be kidding. if there is one case that literatures DOES check, it is one that claims advantages off of militarizing/weaponizing space. There thousands and thousands of articles going both ways. www.spacedebate.org There isn't nearly as much literature for PICS and plan specific mechanisms as there is for arguments as to why space mil is bad and something like a treaty CP. The literature here is deeper which provides for better ground that you still get.
  20. colts have too much offense. peyton manning is clutch. it will probably be a low scoring game but still i think the colts will pull it out.
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