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About gmg3468

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  1. As a curious ex-Indiana debater, I was wondering if anyone could post a list of the national qualifiers from Indiana this year? Please and thank you, and good luck to all those competing at state this weekend
  2. gmg3468

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    hey, thanks a lot for that file, makes my life a lot easier!
  3. gmg3468

    MEDFLAG

    would anyone be willing to trade me some specific disads and whatnot to this? i'd be willing to trade whatever you'd like, if i have it. pm me if ur interested.
  4. i'm from an area that is not big on counterplans and usually you don't need to do too much to beat a cp, just perm it. but still, as we approach nationals, i was hoping for some general advice on how to beat cp's. also, could someone give me an example of a good "us key" warrant and case that has one?
  5. gmg3468

    Indiana 08-09

    Ben's reply is much more logical and less angry than mine, but makes all the important points. Good job, Ben, you're a cool kid.
  6. gmg3468

    Indiana 08-09

    oh! and anyways, my point was that the "best" teams in policy work substntially harder than the "best" teams in other events....and i don't care what you have to say about our quality as teams, there is not way that you can impugn the amount of work we do, because its a hell of a lot
  7. gmg3468

    Indiana 08-09

    and reguardless of when you've seen us, i really don't think that its fair to arbitrarily determine that we would be "stomped on" by those teams you listed...yeah, they were all good. and yeah, policy isn't that great in indiana anymore. but did you see our quarter against karen and zoe at state? im gonna assume no, but it was one of the best rounds i've seen/been involved in. teams have a tendency to debate to the level of their competition, and i don't think its at all fair to assume that we, or any other of the good policy teams in indiana this year, would be able to debate to that level, reguardless of the fact that 2 of us (us and greg and alex) lost to a team from a different state with a different style running a case that was a little on the ridiculous side. sure, we should've been better prepared for that, and now we are, and that should not be a measure of the quality of the top teams in the state this year.
  8. gmg3468

    Indiana 08-09

    or that semi at Chesterton...we could have and should have beaten that team if we didn't spend the whole round in disbelief
  9. gmg3468

    Indiana 08-09

    and if the final round at state was a round that you saw us in please don't take that as a measure of our ability. we've had wayyy better rounds
  10. gmg3468

    Indiana 08-09

    Well, AJ and Kevin were pretty amazing...but I'm wondering when you saw us debate, because not to sound mean, I've always wondered who you are because I've never really known.
  11. gmg3468

    Indiana 08-09

    Well, though I agree that policy in Indiana may be what it once was, I know for a fact that the best policy team at our school did easily twice as much work as the "best" public forum team at our school....and i know that all of the top policy teams work incredibly hard, especially like karen and zoe, ben and zach, and i would awesome greg and alex the pf'ers im not so sure about
  12. gmg3468

    Indiana 08-09

    Yeah, forgot about Carl and Ryan. And though I agree that the best public forum teams put in a lot of work, those kids are rare and the event as a whole is still perceived as easier, which is the problem. As for people switching, I'm more talking about a gradual effect over a few years that will eventually create an equilibrium
  13. gmg3468

    Indiana 08-09

    yeah, ben or zach, whichever one of u that was...my point is that perhaps when theres like a million people in pfd, making ur chance of winning tournaments fairly negligible, ppl will turn back...i couldn't finish my thought because i had to go take a gov test pfd without a doubt is the problem, but i think there is a small chance that ppl will get frustrated with huge numbers, stupid topics, and stupid judging paradigms (ie, just look good) and return. although unlikely, munster did recruit a pf-er for policy this year and i've heard of a laporte pf'er or two who will be coming to the superior policy fold next year
  14. gmg3468

    Indiana 08-09

    haha, good suggestion alex. though i agree with you, ben, as far as the number of SCHOOLS who came to state, that did not influence the number of policy debaters...all of the schools who have a policy team were represented (as far as i could tell) and i did not notice a specific policy team missing. so although the weather affected overall attendance, its impact in policy was not substantial. plus, looking to the last 4 years, i think the highest number of policy-ers was my sophomore year. last year was also down, and the location and date should not have created problems. i really think the biggest factor is the explosion of pf and the fact that for some reason like a million kids are doing ld nowadays. but still, maybe kids will leave pfd and turn back to policy...
  15. gmg3468

    Indiana 08-09

    yeah, the problem with the low numbers is that this year was not really an exception. i get what you're saying about southern schools not coming up to concord, but i don't remember the last few years having substantially more teams...i don't think we've had over 30 in any of my years in debate (except for maybe my freshman year, but i doubt it because we broke at 3-3 which is unlikely with 30 teams, and though i think we were close my sophomore year, i don't think there were 30 then either) i don't know though, maybe something magical will happen and people will get excited about debate...i just hope that when i come back and judge there will be a decent size varsity policy division
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