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About ckmdebate07

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  • Birthday 02/12/1989

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    Tina
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    McClatchy HS/Los Rios
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    New York, NY
  1. The Collegiate Center of New York is seeking a coach for their policy debte team. The coach would help competitive students prepare for tournaments and also teach beginning communications courses for non-competitive students. The center is located in Flushing, Queens and ideal for college or post-grad students in the New York City area as it is fairly flexible and provide an opportunity to work with a group of very talented and hard-working students. Please PM for more information. Tina Law Former Coach, Collegiate Center of NY
  2. The Collegiate Center of New York is seeking a coach for their policy debte team. The coach would help competitive students prepare for tournaments and also teach beginning communications courses for non-competitive students. The center is located in Flushing, Queens and ideal for college or post-grad students in the New York City area as it is fairly flexible and provide an opportunity to work with a group of very talented and hard-working students. Please PM for more information. Tina Law Former Coach, Collegiate Center of NY
  3. ckmdebate07

    Food Stamp Aff

    Ever since it was created by the Johnson administration, food stamps has hardly been a popular program. Therefore, regarding the period where "states wanted to increase services for food stamp programs," you must be referring to the brief period between the inception of the program and the mid- to late 1970s. Nixon and particularly Reagan were notorious for their sentiments against public assistance programs and their across-the-board cuts on public assistance programs. And this continued well into the '90s with Clinton. Touche! Quite the chip on the shoulder, huh? You should be more careful with making assumptions of other people. While I don't doubt the validity of your personal experiences with EBT, I think it is problematic that you assume your personal experiences are representative of EBT users across the country and that you then proceed to make a generalization about all EBT users that you clearly don't have any evidence for. My issue is necessarily pointed at you but at overexaggerations of public assistance abuse that create misleading stereotypes, generate knee-jerk reactions from an American public that is already hesistant about providing public assistance, and that, as I said earlier, obfuscates the issues surrounding poverty and makes ascertaining solutions to it all the more difficult. Of course, some abuse does occur. But it is not AT ALL represenative of the vast majority of public assistance recipients who rely on these services and use them legitmately. These types of generalizations and stereotypes makes the problem of poverty even more insidious and frankly, makes everyone a loser - from the poor person who is reliant on public assistance but is bearing the brunt of crackdowns on abuse, to taxpayers who finance unsustainable and largely misguided public assistance policies, to policymakers who cannot, or will not, adequately address poverty, and even to the concerned debate who would geuninely like to find solutions to poverty in the U.S.
  4. ckmdebate07

    Food Stamp Aff

    ...And what led you to make that assertion? States have always wanted to decrease the amount offered due to inevitably insufficient funding and efforts to get people off the "rolls." If anything, it seems like allegations that EBT users are using money to get drugs is a way to justify pre-existing policies and sentiments towards the program. I would be interested to see what data you have on EBT users and drug sales. As far as I know, assertions that EBT users are spending or trading cash for drugs have always been overexaggerated, if not flat-out lies, that have been intended to mobilize against welfare and public assistance programs and successfully employ stigma to continue to obfuscate issues of poverty.
  5. This could be a really excellent AFF. There is a ton of literature on Southeast Asian communities and problem gambling - how it directly leads to poverty and/or exacerbates financial situations for already struggling families, issues of immigration, culture, and gambling, how gambling in these communities have increased since the recession, and a myriad of reasons why it should be addressed through national policy.
  6. I was wondering if Columbia/Barnard still has a debate program or what the current status is on that. If anyone has any information on this that you could provide, that'd be awesome. Thanks.
  7. Hi, I'm looking to judge at the CA State Champs. I'm a current college debater with HS experience. I can also help with pre-round prep and cutting cards if needed. If you are still looking for a judge, PM me. Tina Law Los Rios Debate
  8. Hi! We are poor college students who happen to have a lot of spare time and debate experience. We're both college debaters who also debated in high school. We would like to judge ANY AVAILABLE TOURNAMENTS IN CALIFORNIA. Specifically, we are both available for Diablo Valley, Santa Clara, Damien, Stanford, Berkekley, Logan, etc. We can judge, cut cards, pre-round prep, provide entertainment, and Matt can be used for manual labor. Anyway, we're just two nice, funny, decent debaters who'd like to make money on the side. If you'd like to hire us, PM. Thanks! Tina Law and Matt Nguyen
  9. go sarah! top 6 speaker AND semifinalist in your junior year?! what are you going to do next year?!
  10. any chance of getting a casebook together anytime soon? or even a team list?
  11. there's something about davis...
  12. anyone have results? im looking for the seedings.
  13. how is that any different from what goes on now?
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