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Gregorian Consulate

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    Greg Bigelow
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  1. Greg Bigelow berkeley 2 week gregorianconsulate@comcast.net
  2. awwwww... i love you too Ryan; we've had some good rounds against eachother. side note - will you and Jackie be debating together at fed way?
  3. question - does anyone have sources indicating that these housing sweeps are occuring now. Most writings on this issue are back from the mid-90's and I'm just curious how widespread these searches are, and how often they actually occur. Just a thought.
  4. In terms of the entire conversation regarding a deontoligical framework, it's definitely a good idea as the aff to present the case in such a way that the systemic harms solved by the case will always outweigh whatever improbable politics scenario's or what have you, that can be thrown at it. But, its not necessary to win a deontoligical framework, as you can still compete strongly under consequentialist/utilitarianist, i don't see why it would be a problem. Another big question to consider is how kritikally this can be run. It's definitely a case that can easily operate on either a policy or pre-fiat level, and thats much to its advantage, but when run strait up policy, the advantages might grow somewhat weaker, if the neg capitilizes on it.
  5. your generosity is like a wide flowing river of chocolate. GregorianConsulate@hotmail.com
  6. I suppose we can assume a plan text as follows as a generic representation of housing sweeps. "The United States Supreme Court will rule in the next available test case that public housing searches based on anything less that probable cause will be ruled unconstitutional, and the decision will be upheld by the USFG as a whole." Of course, there are an infinite number of details that each team can change regarding the plan, and the above is just a basic idea.
  7. thats definitely an applicable position, but what would be the definitive link to ending housing sweeps? while, it is easy to understand that privacy may ultimately prop up male domination and hurt women; however, after passage of plan, how is this particular increase in privacy damaging to women? The searches are essentially raids used to find weapons and drugs, and have nothing to do with stopping male abuse, ect. Wouldn't it be quite difficult to prove the link, especially if there isn't a privacy adv. I'm not overly familiar with the feminist k of privacy, so what do you feel are the strongest links? - whether they be specific or generic
  8. The three primary advantages that I have seen based off of this case are, 1. War on the Poor/Rhetoric of Poverty - Passing plan breaks down the established view that the poor are deviant and morally inferior, ultimately changing society in such a way that poverty is effectively combatted, and value is restored to the lives of those living in poverty around the world. 2. Militarization - Housing sweeps are a militarization of peoples in a zone of protection and militarily policed sections of living, mirroring areas such as Vietnam and the West bank in which collective punishment is all to common. Further, this militarization translates into foreign wars of aggression and creates violent, global extermination. 3. Racism - Housing Sweeps target minorities. That is racist. Ending housing sweeps is mandatory before racism can effectively be combatted. I hope this helps.
  9. What does everyone feel the best arguments against ending public housing sweeps are, both off and on case? It is a fairly popular case and any discussion of it would benefit both those who are running it, as well as hitting it. So please begin discussion and widespread global brainstorming now.
  10. Militarization - Housing sweeps are a militarization of peoples in a zone of protection and militarily policed sections of living, mirroring areas such as Vietnam and the West bank in which collective punishment is all to common. Further, this militarization translates into foreign wars of aggression and creates violent, global extermination. Commodification - Rights have become something under the influence of buying and selling. "Nothing is to sacred for the almighty dollar" Justifies widespread child slavery? I hope this clears up any confusion - Our war on the poor advantage can probably be summarized as a critical inquiry into the premise of Marxist class which holds that the establishment is part of the collapse of consciousness. It could be said that if Baudrillardist hyperreality holds, we have to choose between cultural depatriarchialism and neomaterial demodernism. Many theories concerning the fatal flaw of cultural class exist. In a sense, Dietrich suggests that we have to choose between structural discourse and subcultural desituationism. We choose subcultural desituationism, if you haven't figured that out already. If everyone else would mind disclosing what they will actually be running, it would be helpful.
  11. i have several fathers, all of them over seven feet tall. why must you clog this thread with questions that distract from a fulfilling conversation regarding housing sweeps? i say good day to you sir.
  12. The other Gig Harbor team will be running end Housing Sweeps. Adv. 1 = War on the Poor. Adv. 2 = Militarization Adv. 3 = Racism Adv. 4 = Commodification of Rights We'll be going policy most rounds, but may pretend to be "kritikal" for a few. We have a plan. The Sumpreme Court will rule in the next available test case that public housing searches based on anything less than probable cause (consent, reasonable suspicion or exigent circumstances) constitute a violation of the unconstitutional conditions doctrine. This will be upheld by both the congressional and executive branches. If you have any more questions or just want to make my day less lonely, my aim sn is thegreg82.
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