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Ikissinger

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About Ikissinger

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  • Birthday 09/26/1983

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    Coach K
  • School
    Moore High School
  • Biography
    Chronically tired, with a bad habit of waking up early.
  • Location
    Room 725
  • Interests
    Actually, I like to play Chess.
  • Occupation
    UGH, Don't get me started...

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  1. I have found some files, someone from Cherry Creek please PM me while we are still @ NFL Nats.
  2. I will be there - you have my vote/support.
  3. The kind that the students can have hanging folders in. As a coach I thought it was cool that they could also store their pens and pencils in the lid. But the students don't really take advantage of this function. This is just what works with my squad, we only have 10-14 extempers.
  4. ADV for Iraq aff (or DA if you wanna spin it that way) AN AMERICA PREOCCUPIED WITH IRAQ ALLOWS CHINA TO CONTINUE ITS EXPANSION UNCHECKED BLUMENTHAL – 2005 (dan is a resident fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Between 2002 and 2004, he was country director for China and Taiwan at the Pentagon. Middle East Quarterly: Providing Arms: China and the Middle East. Spring 2005, pp. 11-19 //k) U.S. difficulties in Iraq have emboldened the Chinese government to cultivate more aggressively its ties to Iran and Arab regimes.[42] So long as the oil flows, Chinese strategists believe that having Washington bogged down in Iraq may not be such a bad thing. Such an assessment would explain recent Chinese brazenness brushing off U.S. concerns about Iranian nuclear ambitions. With the U.S. military sidetracked in Iraq, Beijing can directly challenge the White House's other Middle East interests without fear of retaliation. More salient for Chinese strategists, an America preoccupied with Iraq may not have the will or resources to be firm on the Taiwan issue. Since 9-11, China has become bolder in advancing its goals in the Middle East. Taking advantage of hostile U.S.-Iranian relations and uneasy U.S.-Saudi relations, China is securing needed energy supplies, gaining advantage in its strategic rivalry with the United States, and muting criticism of its treatment of the Uighurs. A muscular Chinese Middle East policy will continue if the United States remains bogged down in Iraq. If China continues to incur no costs for challenging Washington's Middle East policy, more such challenges will follow. Unchecked Chinese domination of Asia causes global nuclear great-power war Walton 07 – C. Dale Walton, Lecturer in International Relations and Strategic Studies at the University of Reading, 2007, Geopolitics and the Great Powers in the 21st Century, p. 49 Obviously, it is of vital … great power alliances. Obviously, it is of vital importance to the United States that the PRC docs not become the hegemon of Eastern Eurasia. As noted above, however, regardless of what Washington does, China's success in such an endeavor is not as easily attainable as pessimists might assume. The PRC appears to be on track to be a very great power indeed, but geopolitical conditions are not favorable for any Chinese effort to establish sole hegemony; a robust multipolar system should suffice to keep China in check, even with only minimal American intervention in local squabbles. The more worrisome danger is that Beijing will cooperate with a great power partner, establishing a very muscular axis. Such an entity would present a critical danger to the balance of power, thus both necessitating very active American intervention in Eastern Eurasia and creating the underlying conditions for a massive, and probably nuclear, great power war. Absent such a "super-threat," however, the demands on American leaders will be far more subtle; creating the conditions for Washington's gentle decline from playing the role of unipolar quasi-hegemon to being "merely" the greatest of the world's powers, while aiding in the creation of a healthy multipolar system that is not marked by close great power alliances.
  5. I am looking for a piece of evidence that is cut from a book. Here is the card/cite: Unchecked Chinese domination of Asia causes global nuclear great-power war Walton 7 – C. Dale Walton, Lecturer in International Relations and Strategic Studies at the University of Reading, 2007, Geopolitics and the Great Powers in the 21st Century, p. 49 Obviously, it is of vital … great power alliances. If anyone has a PDF copy of this card (or text version). I would gladly give you the shell I am going to use it in as a trade. PM me.
  6. Charles Michael Chris highly recommended the MSDI camp after attending last summer, and after how much I noticed that he improved we decided to send a lot more students there. Here are the students that CMC is bringing back with him. From Moore High School, Ok Charles Michael Chris His Partner - Leigha Maddy Hong Her John Newton Jared Stockstill And one other (a novice)TBA
  7. Moore has about 7 going to MSDI 3 week
  8. Yep - that's why I would like it (to use as a pic)
  9. This is a pretty popular argument going around the collegiate circuit right now - I was wondering if anyone had a file or could Ctrl+c the article for me and send via email (I can't access it on my high school's crap databank). Tags and cite were jacked from the opencaselist wiki** The term “nuclear weapon” plays into the hands of pro-nuclear forces – it evokes images of massive power that authenticate its continued use – this rhetoric shapes reality and turns the case Hallett and Summy 3 (Brien, Associate Professor in the Matsunaga Institute for Peace – University of Hawai'i, and Ralph, Senior Lecturer in Political Science – University of Queensland “Detooling the Language of the Master’s House: The Case of those ‘Nuclear Things’”, Peace & Change, 28(2), April, p. 221) The tool of language helps to shape the …nuclear power can be challenged radically. Rhetorical baggage – the term “nuclear weapon” connotes a power perspective of ultimate warfighting and is symbolically connected to images of U.S. supremacy – this fuels elite-cooption and sanitizes the horrors of nuclear war Hallett and Summy 3 (Brien, Associate Professor in the Matsunaga Institute for Peace – University of Hawai'i, and Ralph, Senior Lecturer in Political Science – University of Queensland “Detooling the Language of the Master’s House: The Case of those ‘Nuclear Things’”, Peace & Change, 28(2), April, p. 241-242) To escape this lexical trap of machtpolitik …exists to defy effectively the dominant power perspective. Relative distinction – “nuclear weapon” is a term used by both nuclearists and abolitionists – this prevents differentiation critical to spur public support for disarmament Hallett and Summy 3 (Brien, Associate Professor in the Matsunaga Institute for Peace – University of Hawai'i, and Ralph, Senior Lecturer in Political Science – University of Queensland “Detooling the Language of the Master’s House: The Case of those ‘Nuclear Things’”, Peace & Change, 28(2), April) The size and success of this mass mobilization …nuclear debate with the lexicon of a new language.
  10. Hallett and Summy 3 (Brien, Associate Professor in the Matsunaga Institute for Peace – University of Hawai'i, and Ralph, Senior Lecturer in Political Science – University of Queensland “Detooling the Language of the Master’s House: The Case of those ‘Nuclear Things’”, Peace & Change, 28(2), April,) Anyone seen this article or have a file of it? Trade will work
  11. I am a 2nd year coach at a high school that has not had a debate program in 10+ years. About two weeks ago my team went to the Grapevine TOC qualifier in Tx. When I got back I placed another request to go to the TOC qualifier at KcKcc for Oct. 30-Nov. 1. It was returned with a note from the principal saying I can only go to one out of state tournament this year I have no idea if this is just my individual school, or if it is a district rule. And what should I do in either situation??? I am really frustrated because last year I had to fight the uphill battle in order to even go to NFL nationals, and it seems like this is just more of the same... Some ideas I am kicking around are: 1. Starting a parent booster (so I can just leap frog my admin for money whenever I need to go to a tournament) 2. Appealing to the principal/school board with logical facts/evd. about why I should get what I want 3. throwing a temper tantrum... 4. Accepting it and waiting for another year to pass before I take any action. 5. Letting it "slip" some of my top debaters parents, and letting them pitch a fit to the school. Any suggestions?
  12. Ish Kissinger: Likes this post
  13. 1) Non- Uniq - The economy is improving so beef consumption will increase. Financial Times – Sept 8th 09 (martin wolf – staff writer http://money.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=859687) [the shell I based this off of was Econ. based] 2) N/U – INCREASE OF GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT IS INCREASING BEEF CONSUMPTION WORLD WIDE NEWSWEEK – September 09 (mac Margolis – staff writer for newsweek “The Cow Turns Green” http://www.newsweek.com/id/214110 September 7th 2009 // k) 3) No Brink– Your uniqueness evidence assumes a weakness in overall US GDP. Our affirmative plan only helps persons living in poverty, not the entire economy 4) Turn – PEOPLE IN POVERTY EAT MORE MEAT RECTOR – 08 (Robert is Senior Research Fellow in Domestic Policy Studies at The Heritage Foundation. http://www.heritage.org/research/welfare/bg1796.cfm ) 5) FRUITS AND VEGGIES ARE OUT OF REACH TO AMERICA’S POOR REUTERS – 08 (“Healthy food getting more expensive: study” jan 2 2008 http://www.reuters.com/article/healthNews/idUSPAR27349420080102 ) 6) TURN – LIFTING PEOPLE OUT OF POVERTY MAKES THEM MORE LIKELY TO EAT VEGETABLES 7) CASE OUTWEIGHTS THE DA - THE SYSTEMIC IMPACTS OF THE AFFIRMATIVE CASE NEED TO BE EVALUATED BEFORE THE DISAD BECAUSE THE TIME FRAME FOR THEM ARE IMMEDIATE AND THE PROBABILITY ARE GUARANTEED AS OPPOSED TO THE NEBULOUS PROBABILITY OF THE NEGATIVES ARG.
  14. U are going to get in trouble o/w the affirmative if any of their advantages are solvency based (as opposed to perception), because then you are really just weighting the benefit of your DEA N/B vs the 4+ advantages of the affirmative plan. CP can't solve case.
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