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  1. Bala and I and our other teams won't be there but have fun...
  2. yeah I'm looking for that too...
  3. I'd like to be in on this too - dexterzdebate@gmail.com thanks a bunch
  4. Nice... going all out--posts in every single region forum. I love this tournament. It was a lot of fun last year; we'll bring a few teams.
  5. yeah it was only for the judges... pretty disappointing.
  6. This is really comprehensive. Thanks!
  7. Congratulations to everyone! I hope I'll see most of you at Okemos.
  8. The affs I know including ones that were already said: Novi - IPR generics, disease surveillance, FGM Groves - disease surveillance, IPR generics, PEPFAR drugs, water HH Dow - traditional medicine (IPR?) Okemos - GHS Northview - Gag rule West Bloomfield - disease surveillance
  9. I'm pretty sure there was no official case list, but there were many DCD students flowing the prelim rounds. I'm not sure if they collected cites, but they do know most of the affs. Can someone from DCD clarify?
  10. A problem with most affs this year will be distribution, especially with handing out malaria nets, DDT, etc. Who's going to distribute it, where it's going to be distributed, are war-torn regions where distributers could face danger part of distribution, etc. Also, the lit pretty much says the U.S. can definitely do more for malaria now. The question is how and how much.
  11. This site is pretty distasteful. I'm also surprised at how much effort is put into it.
  12. if anyone could send me the utnif that would be awesome dexterzdebate@gmail.com
  13. Hospital/clinics aid could be beneficial. Drugs and other medical supplies are in short supply there as well as safe apparatus. These factors are also main contributers to Africa's brain drain.
  14. This was a very helpful article. It explains some general economic concepts behind health assistance. It also provides some good ideas for areas to research on the case debate.
  15. Where is more information on counter-perms? Can anyone post a couple of links?
  16. This is a really helpful resource. I'm looking forward to even more terms being defined.
  17. Can anyone send a policy/k framework file my way? PM me.
  18. When do you think you will have it up and ready for use?
  19. http://www.nytimes.com/2007/06/11/washington/11cndcnd-combatant.html?hp In a stinging rejection of one of the Bush administration’s central assertions about the scope of executive authority to combat terrorism, a federal appeals court ordered the Pentagon to release a man being held as an enemy combatant. “To sanction such presidential authority to order the military to seize and indefinitely detain civilians," Judge Diana Gribbon Motz wrote, “even if the President calls them ‘enemy combatants,’ would have disastrous consequences for the Constitution — and the country.” “We refuse to recognize a claim to power,” Judge Motz added, “that would so alter the constitutional foundations of our Republic.” The ruling was handed down by a divided three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, in Richmond, Va., in the case of Ali al-Marri, a citizen of Qatar and the only person on the American mainland known to be held as an enemy combatant. Mr. Marri, whom the government calls a sleeper agent for Al Qaeda, was arrested on Dec. 12, 2001, in Peoria, Ill., where he was living with his family and studying computer science at Bradley University. He has been held for the last four years at the Navy Brig in Charleston, S.C. Judge Motz wrote that Mr. Marri may well be guilty of serious crimes. But she said that the government cannot circumvent the civilian criminal justice system through military detention. Mr. Marri was charged with credit-card fraud and lying to federal agents after his arrest in 2001, and he was on the verge of a trial on those charges when he was moved into military detention in 2003. The government contended, in a partly declassified declaration from a senior defense intelligence official, Jeffrey N. Rapp, that Mr. Marri was a Qaeda sleeper agent sent to the United States to commit mass murder and disrupt the banking system. Two other men have been held as enemy combatants on the American mainland since the Sept. 11 attacks. One, Yaser Hamdi, was freed and sent to Saudi Arabia after the United States Supreme Court allowed him to challenge his detention in 2004. The other, Jose Padilla, was transferred to the criminal justice system last year just as the Supreme Court was considering whether to review his case. He is now on trial on terrorism charges in federal court in Miami. The decision does not appear to affect the rights of men held at the American naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Judge Motz stressed that the court analysis was limited to those who have substantial connections to the United States and are seized and detained within its borders. A dissenting judge in today’s decision, Henry E. Hudson, visiting from the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, wrote that President Bush “had the authority to detain al-Marri as an enemy combatant or belligerent” because “he is the type of stealth warrior used by Al Qaeda to perpetrate terrorist acts against the United States.” Jonathan Hafetz, the litigation director of the Liberty and National Security Project of the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law and one of Mr. Marri’s lawyers, said of the court’s decision: “This is landmark victory for the rule of law and a defeat for unchecked executive power. It affirms the basic constitutional rights of all individuals — citizens and immigrants - in the United States.” Writing for the majority, Judge Motz ordered the trial judge in the case to issue a writ of habeas corpus directing the Pentagon “within a reasonable period of time” to do one of several things with Mr. Marri. He may be charged in the civilian court system; he may be deported; or he may be held as a material witness; or he may be released. “But military detention of al-Marri,” Judge Motz wrote, “must cease.”
  20. Happy birthday Joe. I really enjoyed Cross-X.
  21. This is a really nice idea, but do you have the bandwith and space to do this?
  22. Wow thank you! The report is great. I can see a lot of cards cut from this.
  23. What your means of uploading and downloading? FTP, Gmail, etc
  24. I like pilot G2's but I frequently use black and red BIC velocity gels too.
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