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  1. If any students are attending Cornell in the fall and are interested in debating, drop me an email. Cornell has one of the largest policy squads in the country and accepts students of any experience level. We have strong programs in policy, World's Format, and speech. Thanks! Mike Maffie Mdm283 at cornell.edu Assistant director of Forensics
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    Table of Contents Huge Elections Thursday File - Part IIThis week’s Thursday File is the second installment of the elections DA. Here is the story: Africa policy is popular with the general electorate, and because of McCain’s ties with Bush, McCain will benefit from the plan. If elected president, McCain will strike Iran, which escalates into global nuclear war.There are 2NC blocks against the most common aff arguments.The file includes an extensive affirmative answers that include 2AC and 1AR blocks against a generic elections position. There is also affirmative evidence for the India nuclear deal and LOST.Good Luck,Mike

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    Table of Contents This week's Thursday File is an "Obama Good" scenario. Obama will beat McCain in the general election, in part because Bush is unpopular and McCain is tied to Bush. The plan increases Bush's popularity, helping McCain beat Obama. There are two impact scenarios in this file - Iraq and Climate Change.The impact for Iraq is a brand new Hegemony scenario that argues US troops have become too focused on fighting the insurgency. Due to their prolonged counterinsurgency missions, US troops are losing the ability to fight conventional wars. There are two other hegemony internal links: Afghanistan and soft power.Also, if you prefer the climate debate – there is a new A+ impact card that references “nuclear conflict” and “global chaos”.There are affirmative answers to the DA, Obama win/lose, Hillary win/lose, Mccain win/lose. Use these to link turn the scenario.

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  4. Monster is back and ready to dominate the politics arena for another weekend. For only 10 bucks, you can get over 205 pages of 2008 politics evidence. Here's the index for M.VII: 2008 ELECTION - HUCKABEE UP – THOMPSON 5 2008 ELECTION – ROMNEY UP - THOMPSON 6 2008 ELECTION – ROMNEY OUT 7 2008 ELECTION – CLINTON FRONTRUNNER 8 2008 ELECTION – ROMNEY WINS NOMINATION 9 2008 ELECTION – CLINTON WINS NOMINATION 10 2008 ELECTION – AT: CLINTON LOSE SC 11 2008 ELECTION – CLINTON WINS WHITE HOUSE 12 2008 ELECTION – CLINTON LOSING THE BLACK VOTE 13 2008 ELECTION – CLINTON/OBAMA TIED 14 2008 ELECTION – OBAMA WINS ELECTION 15 2008 ELECTION – OBAMA FRONTRUNER 16 2008 ELECTION – AT: BLACK PRESIDENT 17 2008 ELECTION – OBAMA WIN SC 18 2008 ELECTION – HILLARY WIN SC 19 2008 ELECTION – EDWARDS OUT 20 2008 ELECTION – RUDY STILL IN IT 21 2008 ELECTION – RUDY OUT 22 2008 ELECTION – RUDY > MCCAIN 23 2008 ELECTION – RUDY BEST GOP 24 2008 ELECTION – MCCAIN FRONTRUNNER 25 2008 ELECTION – MCCAIN FRONTRUNNER 26 2008 ELECTION – MCCAIN CAN STILL LOSE 27 2008 ELECTION – MCCAIN WINS WHITE HOUSE 28 2008 ELECTION – ROMNEY NOT FRONTRUNNER 29 2008 ELECTION – HUCK CAN’T WIN 30 2008 ELECTION – CLINTON WIN (PRIMARY) 31 2008 ELECTION – OBAMA LOSE (PRIMARY) 32 2008 ELECTION – OBAMA LOSE (PRIMARY) 33 2008 ELECTION – MCCAIN HAS GOP 34 2008 ELECTION – MCCAIN HAS DIFFUSE BASE 35 2008 ELECTION – MCCAIN DOESN’T HAVE GOP 36 2008 ELECTION – AT: FEW GOP OPPOSE MCCAIN 37 2008 ELECTION – MCCAIN WINNING FLORIDA 38 2008 ELECTION – RUDY WINNING FLORIDA 39 2008 ELECTION – LINK – MCCAIN NEEDS ISSUE 40 2008 ELECTION – GOP KEY TO MCCAIN WIN 41 2008 ELECTION - LINK BOOSTER – MCCAIN / GOP 42 2008 ELECTION – GOP CAN WIN 43 2008 ELECTION – MCCAIN BAD 44 2008 ELECTION – MCCAIN BAD – TAX CUTS 45 2008 ELECTION – MCCAIN BAD – IRAQ 46 2008 ELECTION – MCCAIN BAD – ENERGY REGULATION 47 2008 ELECTION – MCCAIN BAD – IRAN 48 2008 ELECTION - IRAN 49 2008 ELECTION - IRAN 50 2008 ELECTION - IRAN 51 2008 ELECTION - IRAN 52 2008 ELECTION – MCCAIN BAD – FREEDOM OF SPEECH 53 2008 ELECTION – MCCAIN BAD - DEMOCARCY 54 2008 ELECTION – MCCAIN BAD - DRUGS 55 2008 ELECTION – MCCAIN BAD - WARMING 56 2008 ELECTION – MCCAIN BAD – ANWR (GOOD) 57 2008 ELECTION – MCCAIN BAD – GAG RULE 58 2008 ELECTION – MCCAIN GOOD – TRANSATLANTIC RELATIONS 59 2008 ELECTION – DEMS BAD - TERROR 60 2008 ELECTION – FLORIDA KEY TO MCCAIN 61 2008 ELECTION – FLORIDA = MCCAIN NOMINATION 62 2008 ELECTION – FLORIDA KEY - GOP 63 2008 ELECTION – FLORIDA KEY - ROMNEY 64 2008 ELECTION – FLORIDA KEY - HUCKABEE 65 2008 ELECTION – FLORIDA KEY – GENERAL ELECTION 66 2008 ELECTION – GOP NEEDS MONEY 67 2008 ELECTION – LINK – CLIMATE CHANGE 68 2008 ELECTION – LINK – BUSH’S APPROVAL RATING 69 2008 ELECTION – GOP BASE DEMOBILIZED 70 2008 ELECTION – GOP BASE DEMOBILIZED 71 2008 ELECTION – GOP BASE DEMOBILIZED 72 2008 ELECTION – DEMOCRATS DEMOBALIZED 73 2008 ELECTION – IMPACT – MULTILATERISM 74 2008 ELECTION – NOW KEY TIME 75 FISA - AT: DODD FILLIBUSTER 76 FISA - WON’T PASS 77 FISA GOOD – TELECOMMUNICATIONS / ECONOMY 78 FISA GOOD – TELECOM SECRETS 79 FISA - DOESN’T SOLVE TERRORISM 80 FISA - DEMOCRATS BILL SOLVES 81 FISA - AT: TELECOMMUNICATIONS 82 INDIA DEAL – PASSING 83 INDIA DEAL – NOT PASSING 84 INDIA DEAL – NOT PASSING (INDIA) 85 INDIA DEAL – PASSING (INDIA) 86 INDIA DEAL BAD – PROLIFERATION 87 INDIA DEAL BAD – SOUTH ASIA STABLITY 88 INDIA DEAL BAD – ARMS RACE 89 INDIA DEAL GOOD – CHINA 90 STIMULUS INEVITABLE 91 STIMULUS INEVITABLE 92 STIMULUS BAD – MONETARY POLICY > FISCAL POLICY 93 STIMULUS BAD – MONETARY POLICY > FISCAL POLICY 94 STIMULUS BAD – MONETARY POLICY > FISCAL POLICY 95 STIMULUS BAD – MONETARY POLICY > FISCAL POLICY 96 STIMULUS BAD – MONETARY POLICY > FISCAL POLICY 97 STIMULUS BAD – POORLY TIMED 98 STIMULUS BAD – POORLY TIMED 99 STIMULUS BAD – POORLY TARGETED 100 STIMULUS BAD – NOT TEMPORARY 101 STIMULUS BAD – HISTORICAL EXAMPLES 102 STIMULUS BAD – HISTORICAL EXAMPLES – CLINTON PACKAGE 103 STIMULUS BAD – HISTORICAL EXAMPLES – 2001 REBATE 104 STIMULUS BAD – HISTORICAL EXAMPLES – 2001 REBATE 105 STIMULUS BAD – HISTORICAL EXAMPLES – 2001 REBATE 106 STIMULUS BAD – HISTORICAL EXAMPLES – 2001 REBATE 107 STIMULUS BAD – HISTORICAL EXAMPLES – 2003 RATE CUTS KEY 108 STIMULUS BAD – HISTORICAL EXAMPLES – 2003 RATE CUTS KEY 109 STIMULUS BAD – ENCOURAGING SAVINGS GOOD 110 STIMULUS BAD – EXTENDING 2003 CUTS KEY 111 STIMULUS BAD – FISCAL DISCIPLINE TURN 112 STIMULUS FAILS – UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE EXTENSION 113 STIMULUS FAILS – UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE EXTENSION 114 STIMULUS FAILS – UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE EXTENSION 115 STIMULUS FAILS – UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE EXTENSION 116 STIMULUS FAILS – DOESN’T ADD DEMAND 117 STIMULUS FAILS – PERMANENT INCOME HYPOTHESIS 118 RECESSION IMPACT TURN 119 RECESSION IMPACT ANSWERS - INEVITABLE 120 RECESSION RISK LOW – OVERSEAS INVESTMENT 121 RECESSION RISK LOW – ASIAN MARKETS CHECK 122 RECESSION RISK LOW – EUROPEAN MARKETS CHECK 123 RECESSION RISK LOW – U.S. NOT KEY 124 RECESSION RISK LOW – EXPORTS CHECK 125 RECESSION RISK LOW – HOUSING MARKET OK 126 RECESSION RISK LOW – HOUSING MARKET OK 127 RECESSION RISK LOW – HOUSING MARKET OK 128 RECESSION RISK LOW – HOUSING MARKET OK 129 RECESSION RISK LOW – FOREIGN MONETARY POLICY CHECKS 130 RECESSION RISK LOW - RESILIENT 131 RECESSION RISK LOW – WILL SKIRT 132 RECESSION RISK LOW – WILL SKIRT 133 RECESSION RISK LOW – ECONOMY STRONG ENOUGH 134 RECESSION RISK LOW – EXAGGERATED THREAT 135 RECESSION RISK LOW – FUNDAMENTALS SOLID 136 RECESSION RISK LOW – FUNDAMENTALS SOLID 137 RECESSION RISK LOW – WILL BE SHALLOW 138 RECESSION RISK LOW – ECONOMY OK 139 RECESSION RISK LOW – FED IS ACTING 140 RECESSION RISK LOW – GLOBAL ECONOMY STRONG 141 RECESSION RISK LOW – LABOR MARKET OK 142 2008 ELECTION – IRAQ SCENARIO LINK 143 2008 ELECTION – IRAQ SCENARIO LINK 144 2008 ELECTION – IRAQ SCENARIO – NO LINK 145 2008 ELECTION – IRAQ SCENARIO – NO LINK 146 2008 ELECTION – FREE TRADE LINK 147 IRAQ WITHDRAWAL BAD 148 IRAQ WITHDRAWAL BAD 149 IRAQ WITHDRAWAL BAD 150 IRAQ WITHDRAWAL BAD 151 IRAQ WITHDRAWAL BAD 152 IRAQ WITHDRAWAL BAD 153 IRAQ WITHDRAWAL BAD 154 IRAQ WITHDRAWAL BAD – SURGE WORKING 155 IRAQ WITHDRAWAL BAD – SURGE WORKING 156 IRAQ WITHDRAWAL BAD 157 IRAQ WITHDRAWAL BAD 158 IRAQ WITHDRAWAL BAD - DEMOCRACY 159 IRAQ WITHDRAWAL BAD – FAILED STATE 160 IRAQ WITHDRAWAL BAD 161 IRAQ WITHDRAWAL BAD 162 IRAQ WITHDRAWAL BAD 163 IRAQ WITHDRAWAL BAD 164 IRAQ WITHDRAWAL BAD 165 IRAQ WITHDRAWAL BAD 166 IRAQ WITHDRAWAL BAD – REGIONAL INSECURITY 167 IRAQ WITHDRAWAL GOOD 168 IRAQ WITHDRAWAL GOOD 169 IRAQ WITHDRAWAL GOOD 170 IRAQ WITHDRAWAL GOOD 171 IRAQ WITHDRAWAL GOOD 172 IRAQ WITHDRAWAL GOOD - AFGHANISTAN 173 IRAQ WITHDRAWAL GOOD - AFGHANISTAN 174 IRAQ WITHDRAWAL GOOD - ASIA 175 IRAQ WITHDRAWAL GOOD 176 CHINA CURRENCY - ANSWERS 177 CHINA CURRENCY - ANSWERS 178 CHINA CURRENCY - ANSWERS 179 CHINA CURRENCY - ANSWERS 180 CHINA CURRENCY - ANSWERS 181 CHINA CURRENCY - ANSWERS 182 CHINA CURRENCY – UNIQUENESS 183 CHINA CURRENCY – UNIQUENESS 184 CHINA CURRENCY – IMPACT 185 CHINA CURRENCY 186 CHINA CURRENCY 187 CHINA CURRENCY 188 CHINA CURRENCY 189 CHINA CURRENCY 190 CHINA CURRENCY 191 CHINA CURRENCY 192 LAW OF THE SEA – WILL PASS 193 LAW OF THE SEA GOOD – AT: INTELLIGENCE 194 LAW OF THE SEA GOOD – ECONOMY 195 LAW OF THE SEA GOOD – KEY TO GOP MAJORITY 196 LAW OF THE SEA GOOD – STRAITS OF HORMUZ 197 LAW OF THE SEA GOOD – HEGEMONY 198 LAW OF THE SEA GOOD – RESOURCES 199 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – ANTI-AMERICANISM 200 LAW OF THE SEA – REPUBLICANS KEY 201 BUSH APPROVAL RATING – LOW 202 BIPARTISANSHIP HIGH 203 PARTISANSHIP HIGH 204 IRAN ATTACK – INTERNAL LINK 205 If you have any questions, feel free to contact me, Mike
  5. Mancuso and I used to cut files together, but now he exclusively works for planet debate. We do talk about the scenarios in the files -- but thats just to make sure neither of us are leaving out any politics DAs. "M&M" was a nickname I had in highschool (Ya know, Mike Maffie), so please don't read this as Mancuso still being involved in the monster files. Good luck, Mike
  6. Thanks for the tip. I hadn't seen the Planet Debate file. Any file released on the 17th wouldn't include most of the updated evidence in my file, including the reaction to the President's press conference. And I expect most services to release files on the stimulus in the near term. I doubt any will be as extensive, comprehensive and high tech on the economics arguments as this one. FYI, I don't do any work for Planet Debate - that's someone else. Their files are good, too. Mike Maffie
  7. Something totally new for you to run this weekend - a brand new Politics scenario. This file is based on this week's developments, including the President's policy announcements. It has very versatile internal link arguments, so you can run it almost any round. All the uniqueness arguments are from this week. The President and Congress are trying to work out an economic stimulus package. The economy is on the brink of plunging into a deep recession, which may trigger a global recession or depression. You can use your standard "Economic Collapse" bottom-line impacts like Mead, Beerden etc. I've include a new impact scenario, that a US recession will cause a Chinese economic collapse, and that will cause a global war. There are some extensions on Chinese attack of Taiwan. There are multiple internal link arguments. The one I have put in the shell is a GOP Base argument. Bush needs political muscle in relation to the GOP to convince Republican members of Congress to go along with the package. The DA would link to any plan that weakened Bush in relation to the base. This version argues that Bush and the Democrats will be able to agree, but the GOP will oppose it, so weakening the President is bad. You can also run a bipartisanship internal link argument. A second way to run this is to say that Bush and Democrats will be fighting over the composition of the stimulus package. You say the Democrats' approach will work better than Bush's - so increasing Bush's political capital (a winner's win, or popularity internal link) would tilt the package toward the ineffective Bush strategy of simple tax rebates. In this version you say the Democrats and President won't agree, so strengthening the President is bad. There are dozens of pages on the economics of the stimulus package. There is a defense of fiscal stimulus compared to monetary stimulus - we need both, fiscal is better, monetary won't work. There are also defenses of the various Democratic methods of stimulus like unemployment insurance, infrastructure spending, aid to state governments, and food stamp spending. There are also attacks on the GOP stimulus methods, like corporate tax cuts, making the 2003 income tax cuts permanent, advanced depreciation rules etc. There are also answers to common impact arguments like the US economy isn't key to the global economy any more, why didn't past recessions cause the impact etc. As always, I've completely underlined, indexed and organized the file. I really enjoy this argument because I'm an Economics major at Miami. Best of luck at Emory (and other tournaments) this weekend. Let me know if you have any questions or comments. Mike Maffie FISCAL STIMULUS GOOD - INDEX SHELL 3 SHELL 4 SHELL 5 UNIQUENESS – WILL PASS 6 UNIQUENESS – WILL PASS 7 UNIQUENESS – WILL PASS 8 UNIQUENESS – WILL PASS 9 UNIQUENESS – WILL PASS 10 UNIQUENESS – AT: PASSAGE INEVITABLE 11 UNIQUENESS – AT: PASSAGE INEVITABLE 12 UNIQUENESS – AT: PASSAGE INEVITABLE 13 UNIQUENESS – AT: PASSAGE INEVITABLE 14 LINK – DELAY IN PASSAGE CRASHES ECONOMY 15 LINK – BUSH POLITICAL CAPITAL BAD 16 LINK – BUSH POLITICAL CAPITAL BAD 17 LINK – BUSH POLITICAL CAPITAL BAD 18 LINK – BUSH POLITICAL CAPITAL BAD 19 RECESSION - BRINK 20 RECESSION – AT: RECESSION INEVITABLE 21 RECESSION – RECESSION LIKELY 22 RECESSION – AT: PAST RECESSIONS NO IMPACT 23 RECESSION – FINANCIAL CRISIS 24 RECESSION – CONSENSUS VIEW 25 RECESSION – MANY INDICATORS 26 RECESSION – COULD BE DEPRESSION 27 RECESSION – GLOBAL DEPRESSION 28 RECESSION – GLOBAL DEPRESSION 29 RECESSION – RUSSIA/CHINA CONFRONTATION 30 RECESSION - HOUSING MARKET INTERNAL 31 RECESSION - HOUSING MARKET INTERNAL 32 RECESSION - HOUSING MARKET INTERNAL 33 RECESSION - HOUSING MARKET INTERNAL 34 RECESSION – DOLLAR COLLAPSE 35 RECESSION – CHINA COLLAPSE SCENARIO 36 RECESSION – CHINA COLLAPSE SCENARIO 37 RECESSION – CHINA COLLAPSE SCENARIO 38 RECESSION – CHINA COLLAPSE SCENARIO 39 RECESSION – GLOBAL IMPACT: AT: DECOUPLING 40 RECESSION – GLOBAL IMPACT: AT: DECOUPLING 41 RECESSION – GLOBAL IMPACT: AT: DECOUPLING 42 RECESSION – GLOBAL IMPACT: AT: DECOUPLING 43 STIMULUS GOOD – ECONOMIST CONSENSUS 44 STIMULUS GOOD – FISCAL MEASURES NECESSARY 45 STIMULUS GOOD – 2001 REBATES WORKED 46 STIMULUS GOOD – UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WORKS 47 STIMULUS GOOD – UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE WORKS 48 STIMULUS GOOD – INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING WORKS 49 STIMULUS GOOD – INFRASTRUCTURE SPENDING WORKS 50 STIMULUS GOOD – AID TO STATES WORKS 51 STIMULUS GOOD – AID TO STATES WORKS 52 STIMULUS GOOD – AT: BUSINESS/CORPORATE TAX CUTS 53 STIMULUS GOOD – AT: BUSINESS/CORPORATE TAX CUTS 54 STIMULUS GOOD – AT: BUSINESS/CORPORATE TAX CUTS 55 STIMULUS GOOD – AT: BUSINESS/CORPORATE TAX CUTS 56 STIMULUS GOOD – AT: BUSINESS/CORPORATE TAX CUTS 57 STIMULUS GOOD – AT: MAKING 2003 CUTS PERMANENT TURN 58 STIMULUS GOOD – SPENDING > TAX CUTS 59 STIMULUS GOOD – SPENDING > TAX CUTS 60 STIMULUS GOOD – FISCAL POLICY > MONETARY POLICY 61 STIMULUS GOOD – FISCAL POLICY > MONETARY POLICY 62 STIMULUS GOOD – FISCAL POLICY > MONETARY POLICY 63 STIMULUS GOOD – FISCAL POLICY > MONETARY POLICY 64 STIMULUS GOOD – MUST BE TIMELY AND TARGETED 65 STIMULUS GOOD – MUST BE TIMELY AND TARGETED 66 STIMULUS GOOD – MUST BE TIMELY AND TARGETED 67 STIMULUS GOOD – MUST BE TIMELY AND TARGETED 68 STIMULUS GOOD – SOLVES RECESSION 69 STIMULUS GOOD – SOLVES RECESSION 70 STIMULUS GOOD – AT: FISCAL POLICY NOT TIMELY 71 STIMULUS GOOD – AT: NOT LARGE ENOUGH 72 STIMULUS GOOD – AT: PERMANENT INCOME HYPOTHESIS 73 STIMULUS GOOD – AT: PERMANENT INCOME HYPOTHESIS 74 STIMULUS GOOD – AT: FISCAL DISCIPLINE TURN 75
  8. I just posted the newest Monster Politics file - it's Monster VI. There are over 210 pages (compare that to other politics files) covering a wide range of issues. If you want to be prepared to debate politics in 2008, then you need this file, which is comprised primarily of evidence from the past week. Satisfaction guaranteed, and all cards are underlined and fully briefed. Here is the index: 2008 ELECTION – NO FRONTRUNNERS 5 2008 ELECTION – DEMOCRATS WIN 6 2008 ELECTION – DEMOCRATS WIN 7 2008 ELECTION – DEMOCRATS WIN 8 2008 ELECTION – DEMOCRATS WIN – HISTORY 9 2008 ELECTION – DEMS WIN – MONEY 10 2008 ELECTION – DEMS WIN – SWING VOTERS 11 2008 ELECTION – DEMS WIN – SWING VOTERS 12 2008 ELECTION – DEMS WIN – INDEPENDENT VOTERS 13 2008 ELECTION – POLLS OVERESTIMATE DEMS 14 2008 ELECTION – HILLARY STRONG 15 2008 ELECTION – GOP LOSE - BASE 16 2008 ELECTION – GOP LOSE - CANDIDATES 17 2008 ELECTION – GOP LOSE – RELIGIOUS RIGHT 18 2008 ELECTION – DEMS LOSE - IRAQ 19 2008 ELECTION – GOP – REBOUND POSSIBLE 20 2008 ELECTION – AT: RELIGIOUS RIGHT = WIN 21 2008 ELECTION – PAUL WINS NH 22 2008 ELECTION – OBAMA WIN IOWA 23 2008 ELECTION – ROMNEY WON’T WIN 24 2008 ELECTION – ROMNEY WON’T WIN 25 2008 ELECTION – HILLARY CAN’T WIN 26 2008 ELECTION – HILLARY CAN REBOUND 27 2008 ELECTION – IOWA NOT KEY 28 2008 ELECTION – IOWA KEY 29 2008 ELECTION – NOW KEY TIME 30 2008 ELECTION – NEW HAMPSHIRE KEY 31 2008 ELECTION – TOO EARLY 32 2008 ELECTION – INDEPENDENTS KEY 33 2008 ELECTION – GOP BASE KEY 34 2008 ELECTION LINK – TRADE 35 2008 ELECTION LINK – ECONOMY 36 2008 ELECTION LINK – IMMIGRATION 37 2008 ELECTION LINK – ENVIRONMENT 38 2008 ELECTION LINK – CHANGE 39 2008 ELECTION LINK – SPENDING 40 2008 ELECTION LINK – SECURITY 41 2008 ELECTION – BLOOMBERG - RUNNING 42 2008 ELECTION – BLOOMBERG – RUNNING – COULD WIN 43 2008 ELECTION – BLOOMBERG – RUNNING – COULD WIN 44 2008 ELECTION – BLOOMBERG – RUNNING – COULD WIN 45 2008 ELECTION – BLOOMBERG – RUNNING – COULD WIN 46 2008 ELECTION – BLOOMBERG – RUNNING – COULD WIN 47 2008 ELECTION – BLOOMBERG – RUNNING – COULD WIN 48 2008 ELECTION – BLOOMBERG – WON’T RUN/WIN 49 2008 ELECTION – BLOOMBERG – WON’T RUN/WIN 50 2008 ELECTION – BLOOMBERG – WON’T RUN/WIN 51 2008 ELECTION – BLOOMBERG – WON’T RUN/WIN 52 2008 ELECTION – BLOOMBERG – WON’T RUN/WIN 53 2008 ELECTION – BLOOMBERG – WON’T RUN/WIN 54 2008 ELECTION – BLOOMBERG – WON’T RUN/WIN 55 2008 ELECTION – AT: TRADE IMPACTS 56 2008 ELECTION – IMPACT – ROE 57 2008 ELECTION – IMPACT – IRAN 58 2008 ELECTION – AT: CHINA IMPACTS 59 2008 CONGRESS ELECTION – DEMS WIN 60 2008 CONGRESS ELECTION – LINK – DEMOCRATS NEED WIN 61 TOP LEVEL UNIQUENESS – GRIDLOCK 62 TOP LEVEL UNIQUENESS – GRIDLOCK – ELECTIONS 63 TOP LEVEL UNIQUENESS – BUSH VETO EVERYTHING 64 TOP LEVEL UNIQUENESS – BUSH WEAK 65 TOP LEVEL UNIQUENESS – BUSH STRONG 66 TOP LEVEL UNIQUENESS – BUSH APPROVAL RATING 67 TOP LEVEL UNIQUENESS – BUSH APPROVAL UP 68 TAX CUTS – BUSH PUSH 69 TAX CUTS – IMPACT - DEBT 70 FISA – BUSH PUSH 71 FISA – DEMOCRATS KEY 72 PAKISTAN AID – UP IN THE AIR 73 PAKISTAN AID – ELECTIONS K STABILITY 74 PAKISTAN AID – STABLE NOW 75 PAKISTAN AID – STABILITY BRINK 76 PAKISTAN AID – ALT CAUS STABILITY 77 PAKISTAN AID – MILITARY COUP INEVITABLE 78 PAKISTAN – AT: US PREVENT COUP 79 PAKISTAN AID – US INFLUENCE LIMITED 80 PAKISTAN AID – MONEY WON’T WORK 81 PAKISTAN AID – US INFLUENCE DECLINING 82 ANWR – BACK IN 08 83 ANWR – NO OIL 84 ANWR – NO OIL 85 ANWR BAD – ENVIRONMENT 86 ANWR GOOD – ECONOMY 87 ANWR GOOD – DEPENDENCE 88 ANWR GOOD – DEPENDENCE IMPACTS 89 ANWR GOOD – AT: PRECEDENT 90 ANWR GOOD – AT: ENVIRONMENT 91 AGENDA LINK – SPENDING COST PC 92 AGENDA D/AS – NO LINK 93 AGENDA D/A – LINK – BUSH TIED TO PLAN 94 ECONOMY – RECESSION 95 CLIMATE LEGISLATION – BUSH PUSH 96 CLIMATE LEGISLATION – BUSH WON’T PUSH 97 COLOMBIA FTA – BUSH PUSH 98 COLOMBIA FTA – IMPACT – ANTI AMERICANISM 99 PANAMA FTA – WONT PASS 100 GENERAL FREE TRADE – WON’T PASS 101 GENERAL FREE TRADE – I/L BOOSTER 102 GENERAL FREE TRADE – COMPROMISE KEY 103 GENERAL FREE TRADE – NOW KEY TIME 104 GENERAL FREE TRADE – AT: CHAVEZ 105 CHINA UNIQUENESS – RELATIONS 106 CHINA PRESSURE – UNIQUE LINK 107 CHINA PRESSURE – BUSH NEEDS PC 108 CHINA PRESSURE – HURTS RELATIONS 109 CHINA– IMPACT – US ECONOMY 110 CHINA –IMPACT – US ECONOMY 111 CHINA –IMPACT – EXTINCTION 112 CHINA– IMPACT – DOLLAR DUMP 113 CHINA– IMPACT – CHINESE ECONOMY 115 CHINA– IMPACT – US-SINO RELATIONS 116 CHINA– IMPACT – TRADE WAR 117 IRAQ – SURGE FAILING – NO RECONCILIATION 118 IRAQ – SURGE FAILING – ETHNIC CLEANSING 119 IRAQ – SURGE FAILING – TRIBAL AWAKENING 120 IRAQ – SURGE FAILING – PUBLIC OPINION 121 IRAQ – SURGE FAILING - VIOLENCE 122 IRAQ – SURGE FAILING 123 IRAQ – SURGE FAILING 124 IRAQ – SURGE FAILING – SOUTHERN IRAQ 125 IRAQ – SURGE FAILING – NORTHERN IRAQ 126 IRAQ – SURGE FAILING - WOMEN 127 IRAQ – SURGE FAILING – CIVIL WAR 128 IRAQ – SURGE FAILING – CIVIL WAR 129 IRAQ – SURGE FAILING – CIVIL WAR 130 IRAQ – SURGE FAILING – CIVIL WAR 131 IRAQ – SURGE FAILING – CIVIL WAR 132 IRAQ – SURGE FAILING – CIVIL WAR 133 IRAQ – SURGE FAILING – CIVIL WAR 134 IRAQ – SURGE FAILING – CIVIL WAR 135 IRAQ – SURGE FAILING – CIVIL WAR 136 IRAQ – SURGE FAILING – CIVIL WAR 137 IRAQ – SURGE FAILING – RETURN TO NORMAL 138 IRAQ – SURGE FAILING – RETURN TO NORMAL 139 IRAQ – SURGE FAILING – AWAKENING FAILING 140 IRAQ – SURGE FAILING – VIOLENCE 141 IRAQ – SURGE WORKING - VIOLENCE 142 IRAQ – SURGE WORKING - RECONCILIATION 143 IRAQ – SURGE WORKING - RECONCILIATION 144 IRAQ – SURGE WORKING - FALLUJAH 145 IRAQ – SURGE WORKING - FALLUJAH 146 IRAQ – SURGE WORKING - VIOLENCE 147 INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL – DEAL LIKELY 148 INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL – RELATIONS ANSWER 149 INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL – DEAL SAFER 150 INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL – DEAL SAFER 151 INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL – DEAL SAFER 152 INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL – DEAL = PROLIF 153 INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL – DEAL = PROLIF 154 INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL – DEAL DEAD 155 INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL – DEAL DEAD 156 INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL – DEAL DEAD 157 INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL – DEAL DEAD 158 INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL – DEAL DEAD 159 INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL – DEAL not DEAD 160 INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL – DEAL DEAD 161 INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL – DEAL DEAD 162 INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL – ECONOMY ANSWER 163 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – INTERNAL LINKS 164 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – INTERNAL LINKS 165 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – INTERNAL LINKS 166 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – PASSING 167 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – BUSH PUSH 168 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – IMPACT BRINK 169 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – IMPACT BRINK 170 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – RECESSION 171 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – IMPACT BRINK 172 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – IMPACT BRINK - GLOBAL 173 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – IMPACT BRINK 174 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – IMPACT BRINK 175 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – IMPACT BRINK 176 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – IMPACT BRINK 177 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – IMPACT BRINK 178 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – IMPACT BRINK 179 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – IMPACT BRINK 180 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – IMPACT BRINK 181 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – IMPACT BRINK 182 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – POLICY KEY 183 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – POLICY KEY 184 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – POLICY KEY 185 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – POLICY KEY 186 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – POLICY KEY 187 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – POLICY KEY 188 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – POLICY KEY 189 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – POLICY KEY 190 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – GLOBAL IMPACT 191 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – POLICY KEY 192 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – GLOBAL IMPACT 193 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – GLOBAL IMPACT 194 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – IMPACT ANSWERS 195 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – IMPACT ANSWERS 196 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – IMPACT ANSWERS 197 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – IMPACT ANSWERS 198 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – IMPACT ANSWERS 199 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – IMPACT ANSWERS 200 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – IMPACT ANSWERS 201 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – IMPACT ANSWERS 202 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – IMPACT ANSWERS 203 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – IMPACT ANSWERS 204 MORTGAGE/CREDIT CRISIS – IMPACT ANSWERS 205 FARM BILL – TRADE WARS LINK 206 FARM BILL – TRADE WARS LINK 207 FARM BILL – NO BENEFIT 208 FARM BILL – NO REFORMS 209 FARM BILL – BUSH WILL VETO 210 FARM BILL – VETO GOOD 211 Good luck at your tournaments. Mike
  9. I will be publishing several Monster Politics Impact files today regarding the most popular and durable politics scenarios. The evidence in those files comes from the five Monster Politics Files released earlier this semester. What I've done is take all the evidence from those files for a specific impact, say the Law of the Sea Treaty, the India Nuclear Deal, or the 2008 Elections scenarios, and combine them into a comprehensive, reorganized file. The price for each file is $5 - pretty good for files of these lengths, and with evidence almost exclusively from this fall. Many of you have written to me about future files. I want to let you know that I'll be publishing brand new Monster Politics files starting on January 2nd, right in time for your second semester tournaments. If you hear of any new politics scenarios in December, please let me know so I can include them in my upcoming files. Have a good holiday season, Mike
  10. The Pakistan Aid Cut Off Politics Scenario "Pakistani Bomb" is still extremely timely this weekend. Here is some free update shell evidence for the DA. There is more out there that is easy to find. The original file was cut mostly in November (no backfile impacts) so it is still very current. INTERNAL LINK - THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION IS WORKING TO HEAD OFF CONGRESSIONAL CUTS TO AID TO PAKISTAN Associated Press November 23, 2007 http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5h1aBshjF1CnfJ4noaEXA_Vb8dm-gD8T3KA100 The Bush administration plans to try to stave off growing calls to cut assistance to key anti-terror ally Pakistan by proposing a broad overhaul in how billions in aid is distributed, officials said Friday. Hopeful that President Pervez Musharraf will soon lift emergency rule, possibly as early as next week, U.S. officials are close to settling on a strategy that would stop short of reducing assistance but impose tough new conditions on aid and limit or eliminate direct payments to Pakistan's government, the officials told The Associated Press. UNIQUENESS - BUSH HASN’T CUT ANY AID Robert Naiman, National Coordinator, Just Foreign Policy, The Huffington Post November 15, 2007 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-naiman/slow-pitch-congress-shou_b_72829.html Bush has done Congress a favor politically too, by refusing to do anything to indicate that General Musharraf's actions would have some meaningful negative consequences for his relationship with the United States. In particular, Bush has refused to suspend any U.S. military aid to Pakistan, even that part of U.S. military aid that has no plausible relationship with fighting terrorists or insurgents. Pakistan is now the third largest recipient of U.S. aid. Over the last five years, Pakistan has received over $10 billion from the United States; over $6 billion of that money was military aid. AID CUTS WOULD SHOW MUSHARRAF WE ARE SERIOUS Robert Naiman, National Coordinator, Just Foreign Policy, The Huffington Post November 15, 2007 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-naiman/slow-pitch-congress-shou_b_72829.html Who says Congress can't do anything about our ethically-challenged foreign policy? Pakistan's General Musharraf - by a ham-handed crackdown on his political opponents - and President Bush - by refusing to do anything concrete in response - have tossed Congress a slow pitch. Let's see if they can hit this one. All Congress has to do for starters is cut or suspend some U.S. military aid to Pakistan. By so doing, Congress can demonstrate that the United States is actually somewhat serious about supporting democracy, that "we support democracy" is not just code for "we want your resources and your vote at the UN." Good Luck, Mike
  11. This week's TF focuses on Peru and LOST - if you need answers to them, you should check out Monster Files II - IV. Between those files there are over 100 pages of answers this this weeks TF. If you are looking for a specific answer, here are the highlights from the file: Monster IV: Peru: PERU WONT PASS – EDWARDS 110 PERU WILL PASS 111 PERU FTA GOOD – US ECONOMY 112 PERU – INTERNAL LINK – BIPARTISANSHIP 113 PERU FTA GOOD – LONG TERM GROWTH (PERU) 114 PERU FTA GOOD – CHINESE INFLUENCE 115 PERU FTA GOOD – CHINESE INFLUENCE = POVERTY 116 PERU FTA GOOD – DEMOCRACY (CHINESE INFLUENCE BAD) 117 PERU FTA GOOD – HEGEMONY (CHINA COUNTERBALANCE) 118 PERU FTA GOOD – CHINA ISOLATES TAIWAN 119 PERU FTA BAD – AT: CHINESE INFLUENCE 120 PERU FTA BAD – AT: CHINESE INFLUENCE 121 LOST: LAW OF THE SEA – HEADED TO THE SENATE VOTE 65 LAW OF THE SEA – INTERNAL LINK - FOCUS 66 LAW OF THE SEA – INTERNAL LINK – GOP VOTE KEY 67 LAW OF THE SEA – UNIQUENESS – WILL PASS 68 LAW OF THE SEA – UNIQUENESS – WILL PASS 69 LAW OF THE SEA – UNIQUENESS – WILL NOT PASS 70 LAW OF THE SEA – UNIQUENESS – WILL NOT PASS 71 LAW OF THE SEA – UNIQUENESS – OUTCOME UNSURE 72 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – ARCTIC IMPACT 73 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – SOVEREIGNTY 74 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – SOVEREIGNTY 75 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – SOVEREIGNTY 76 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – SOVEREIGNTY 77 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – SOVEREIGNTY - UNIQUENESS 78 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – HURTS PSI 79 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – BACKDOOR KYOTO 80 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – HEGEMONY 81 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – HEGEMONY – HOSTILE ORGANIZATIONS 82 LAW OF THE SEA GOOD – ANTI-AMERICANISM 83 LAW OF THE SEA GOOD – NO SOVEREIGNTY LOSS 84 LAW OF THE SEA GOOD – NO SOVEREIGNTY LOSS 85 LAW OF THE SEA GOOD – NO SOVEREIGNTY LOSS 86 LAW OF THE SEA GOOD – U.S. HEGEMONY 87 LAW OF THE SEA GOOD – U.S. HEGEMONY 88 LAW OF THE SEA GOOD – COASTAL INTERDICTION 89 LAW OF THE SEA GOOD – INCREASES SOVEREIGNTY 90 LAW OF THE SEA GOOD – INCREASES PSI 91 Monster III: PERU FTA – UNIQUENESS – WONT PASS 48 PERU FTA – UNIQUENESS – WILL PASS 49 PERU FTA – POLITICAL CAPITAL KEY 50 PERU FTA GOOD – ANTI-AMERICANISM 51 PERU FTA BAD – DEFORESTATION 52 LOST: LAW OF THE SEA – UNIQUENESS – NOT PASSING 67 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – U.S. COMPETITIVENESS 68 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – U.S. COMPETITIVENESS 69 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – U.S. COMPETITIVENESS 70 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – U.S. COMPETITIVENESS 71 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – AT: 1998 MINING PROVISIONS 72 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – BACKDOOR KYOTO 73 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – SOVEREIGNTY 74 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – SOUTH CHINA SEA 75 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – TERRORISM 76 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – HEGEMONY 77 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – HEGEMONY – NAVIGATION 78 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – HEGEMONY - NAVIGATION 79 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – SEA LANES 80 LAW OF THE SEA GOOD – AT: SOVEREIGNTY 81 LAW OF THE SEA GOOD – AT: ECONOMY 82 LAW OF THE SEA GOOD – AT: MINING INDUSTRY 83 LAW OF THE SEA GOOD – RATIFICATION INEVITABLE 84 LAW OF THE SEA GOOD – ONLY A RISK OF OFFENSE 85 LAW OF THE SEA GOOD – TERRORISM 86 LAW OF THE SEA GOOD – HEGEMONY 87 LAW OF THE SEA GOOD – HEGEMONY – AT: INTELLIGENCE 88 LAW OF THE SEA GOOD – RUSSIA IN THE ARTIC 89 Monster II: Peru: PERU FTA – PASSING 120 PERU FTA – PASSING 122 PERU FTA - PASSING 123 PERU FTA – POLITICAL CAPITAL KEY 124 PERU FTA – DEMOCRATS KEY 125 PERU FTA – BIPARTISANSHIP KEY 126 PERU FTA GOOD – US ECONOMY 127 PERU FTA GOOD – US CREDIBILITY 128 PERU FTA BAD – DEMOCRACY ANSWERS AND TURN 129 PERU FTA BAD – AT: POVERTY AND UNREST 130 PERU FTA BAD – AT: POVERTY AND UNREST - TURN 131 PERU FTA BAD – REGIONAL INTEGRATION TURN 132 PERU FTA BAD – SOUTH AMERICAN RELATION 133 PERU FTA BAD – INSTABLITY 134 PERU FTA BAD – AT: RADICAL GOVERNMENTS 135 PERU FTA BAD – POVERTY PROGRAMS EXIST NOW 136 PERU FTA BAD – OTHER DEALS KEEP DEMOCRACY 137 PERU FTA BAD – COUNTRIES DONT MODEL RADICALISM 138 PERU FTA BAD – DEMOCRATIC GROWTH INEVITABLE 139 PERU FTA BAD – DEMOCRACY INCREASING 140 PERU FTA BAD – CHINA RELATIONS HIGH 141 PERU FTA BAD – AT: CHINA IMPACT 142 PERU FTA BAD – AT: CHAVEZ IMPACT 143 PERU FTA BAD – AT: CHINA AND CHAVEZ IMPACTS 144 PERU FTA BAD – AT: CHINESE INFLUENCE 145 PERU FTA BAD – GMO TURN 146 LOST: LAW OF THE SEA BAD – U.S. COMPETITIVENESS 174 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – U.S. COMPETITIVENESS 175 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – BACKDOOR KYOTO 176 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – BACKDOOR KYOTO 177 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – SOUTH CHINA SEA 178 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – WORLD GOVERNMENT 179 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – SPACE 180 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – SOVEREIGNTY 181 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – SOVEREIGNTY 182 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – HEGEMONY 183 Enjoy, Mike
  12. The scenario is still very unique. The Congress is still working out funding levels in the 2008 appropriations bills so the lobbying by the President is still very relevant - even extremely timely. Currently the Congress is planning partial funding, so the scenario is still very brinky and unique.
  13. For everyone looking to get an edge this weekend, there is a brand-new, never before run politics DA available. By now, the camp files just wont cut it. It doesn't matter if you're looking for an early round upset or a championship blowout, having a new politics DA to run is a great way to take control of a tournament. This file is super-current, no backfiles here. The evidence is all from 2007, most of it is from September/October. Here is the scenario: Bush is pushing for a new BMD missile system (this is just like NMD, just international). But the proposed system is going in central Europe - supposedly for Iran. However, Russia is really concerned about having a BMD system that close to their country. The link is popularity (Most of the plans are popular this year, I mean, who doesn't want to give money to Africa?) - which allows Bush to keep the money for BMD in the appropriations bill. The result: The end of US-Russian relations as we know it. There are many extensions, such as Russian Launch on Warning, Russia-China alliance and Russian encirclement. If the aff tries to impact turn, it’s game over. Iran isn’t going to be deterred by ten (count them, it’s only ten) BMD rockets. Iran can give weapons to terrorists, they can fire dummy-rockets or, they can just fire more than ten (seems like if you can make 10 nuclear weapons, you should be able to make 11). This isn't a Monster file, it’s a brand-new file for any team looking for that extra win. There are 30 pages of aff answers. Even if you're not going to run BMD, you gotta be ready for it, and this is the only file out there right now. Good Luck, Mike
  14. This is the largest Monster File ever produced. As usual, here is the index: GENERAL UNIQUENESS – BUSH LOW 5 GENERAL UNIQUENESS – BUSH HAS POLITICAL CAPITAL 6 GENERIC UNIQUENESS – BUSH NO POLITICAL CAPITAL 7 GENERIC UNIQUENESS – CONGRESS PARTISAN 8 GENERAL UNIQUENESS – CONGRESS BIPARTISAN 9 2008 ELECTION – CLINTON WILL WIN 10 2008 ELECTION – CLINTON WILL WIN 11 2008 ELECTION – CLINTON WILL WIN 12 2008 ELECTION – CLINTON WILL WIN 13 2008 ELECTION – OUTCOME UNCERTAIN 14 2008 ELECTION – DEMOCRATS WILL WIN 15 2008 ELECTION – DEMOCRATS WILL WIN 16 2008 ELECTION – DEMOCRATS WILL WIN 17 2008 ELECTION – REPUBLICANS CAN WIN 18 2008 ELECTION – NO LINK TO THE TOPIC 19 2008 ELECTION – NO LINK – NO PERCEPTION 20 INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL – DEAL ISN’T DEAD 21 INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL – DEAL ISN’T DEAD 22 INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL – DEAL ISN’T DEAD 23 INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL – DEAL ISN’T DEAD 24 INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL – DEAL IS DEAD 25 INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL – DEAL IS DEAD 26 INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL – DEAL IS DEAD 27 INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL – DEAL IS DEAD 28 INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL – DEAL IS DEAD 29 INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL – DEAL IS DEAD – COMMUNIST PARTY 30 INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL – DEAL IS DEAD – COMMUNIST PARTY 31 INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL – DEAL IS DEAD – BJP 32 INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL – RELATIONS IMPACT TAKE OUT 33 INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL – RELATIONS IMPACT 34 INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL – WILL INEVITABLY PASS 35 INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL – WON’T INEVITABLY PASS 36 INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL – IRAN PIPELINE LINK 37 INDIA NUCLEAR DEAL – ENERGY IMPACT TAKE OUT 38 IRAQ – VIOLENCE INCREASING - GENERIC 39 IRAQ – VIOLENCE INCREASING - GENERIC 40 IRAQ – VIOLENCE INCREASING - SUNNI 41 IRAQ – VIOLENCE INCREASING – NORTHERN IRAQ 43 IRAQ – VIOLENCE INCREASING – NORTHERN IRAQ 44 IRAQ – VIOLENCE INCREASING AT: CEASE-FIRE 45 IRAQ: AT: VIOLENCE FALLING 46 IRAQ – DESTABILIZATION INEVITABLE - TURKEY 47 IRAQ – DESTABILIZATION INEVITABLE – TURKEY 48 IRAQ – VIOLENCE FALLING – CEASE FIRE 49 IRAQ – VIOLENCE FALLING – SURGE WORKING 50 IRAQ – VIOLENCE FALLING - ANBAR 51 IRAQ – VIOLENCE FALLING - BAGHDAD 52 IRAQ – VIOLENCE FALLING – ANBAR 53 IRAQ – VIOLENCE FALLING – TACTIC CHANGE 54 IRAQ – VIOLENCE FALLING – AL QUAEDA 55 IRAQ – VIOLENCE FALLING – AL QUAEDA 56 IRAQ – VIOLENCE DECREASING – AT: KIDNAPPINGS 57 IRAQ WITHDRAWAL BAD – REGIONAL TERRORISM 58 IRAQ IMPACT – TERRORISM 59 IRAQ IMPACT – DEMOCRACY 60 IRAQ IMPACT – OIL PRICES 61 IRAQ WITHDRAWAL BAD – HEGEMONY 62 IRAQ WITHDRAWAL BAD – HEGEMONY 63 IRAQ WITHDRAWAL BAD – EUROSHIFT 64 LAW OF THE SEA – HEADED TO THE SENATE VOTE 65 LAW OF THE SEA – INTERNAL LINK - FOCUS 66 LAW OF THE SEA – INTERNAL LINK – GOP VOTE KEY 67 LAW OF THE SEA – UNIQUENESS – WILL PASS 68 LAW OF THE SEA – UNIQUENESS – WILL PASS 69 LAW OF THE SEA – UNIQUENESS – WILL NOT PASS 70 LAW OF THE SEA – UNIQUENESS – WILL NOT PASS 71 LAW OF THE SEA – UNIQUENESS – OUTCOME UNSURE 72 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – ARCTIC IMPACT 73 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – SOVEREIGNTY 74 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – SOVEREIGNTY 75 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – SOVEREIGNTY 76 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – SOVEREIGNTY 77 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – SOVEREIGNTY - UNIQUENESS 78 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – HURTS PSI 79 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – BACKDOOR KYOTO 80 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – HEGEMONY 81 LAW OF THE SEA BAD – HEGEMONY – HOSTILE ORGANIZATIONS 82 LAW OF THE SEA GOOD – ANTI-AMERICANISM 83 LAW OF THE SEA GOOD – NO SOVEREIGNTY LOSS 84 LAW OF THE SEA GOOD – NO SOVEREIGNTY LOSS 85 LAW OF THE SEA GOOD – NO SOVEREIGNTY LOSS 86 LAW OF THE SEA GOOD – U.S. HEGEMONY 87 LAW OF THE SEA GOOD – U.S. HEGEMONY 88 LAW OF THE SEA GOOD – COASTAL INTERDICTION 89 LAW OF THE SEA GOOD – INCREASES SOVEREIGNTY 90 LAW OF THE SEA GOOD – INCREASES PSI 91 ARMENIAN GENOCIDE RESOLUTION – UNIQUENESS - DEAD 92 ARMENIAN GENOCIDE RESOLUTION – UNIQUENESS - DEAD 93 ARMENIAN GENOCIDE RESOLUTION – IMPACT TAKE OUT 94 ARMENIAN GENOCIDE RESOLUTION – RELATIONS 95 ARMENIAN GENOCIDE RESOLUTION – INVASION IMPACT 96 ARMENIAN GENOCIDE RESOLUTION – INVASION IMPACT 97 ARMENIAN GENOCIDE RESOLUTION – INVASION IMPACT 98 ARMENIAN GENOCIDE RESOLUTION – INVASION IMPACT 99 ARMENIAN GENOCIDE RESOLUTION – INVASION IMPACT 100 ARMENIAN GENOCIDE RESOLUTION – INVASION IMPACT 101 ARMENIAN GENOCIDE RESOLUTION– NATIONALISM 102 KFTA – INTERNAL LINK – POLITICAL CAPITAL 103 KFTA – GOOD – US ECONOMY 104 KFTA GOOD – KOREA ECONOMY 105 KFTA GOOD – KOREA ECONOMY 106 KFTA GOOD – KOREA ECONOMY – “CHINA SHOCK” 107 KFTA GOOD – FUTURE AGREEMENTS 108 KFTA GOOD – ALLIANCE 109 PERU WONT PASS – EDWARDS 110 PERU WILL PASS 111 PERU FTA GOOD – US ECONOMY 112 PERU – INTERNAL LINK – BIPARTISANSHIP 113 PERU FTA GOOD – LONG TERM GROWTH (PERU) 114 PERU FTA GOOD – CHINESE INFLUENCE 115 PERU FTA GOOD – CHINESE INFLUENCE = POVERTY 116 PERU FTA GOOD – DEMOCRACY (CHINESE INFLUENCE BAD) 117 PERU FTA GOOD – HEGEMONY (CHINA COUNTERBALANCE) 118 PERU FTA GOOD – CHINA ISOLATES TAIWAN 119 PERU FTA BAD – AT: CHINESE INFLUENCE 120 PERU FTA BAD – AT: CHINESE INFLUENCE 121 COLOMBIA WON’T PASS – DEMOCRATS 122 COLOMBIA FTA GOOD - DEMOCRACY 123 COLOMBIA FTA GOOD – COLOMBIA’S ECONOMY 124 COLOMBIA FTA – DEFORESTATION --> WARMING 125 COLOMBIA FTA – RAINFOREST OK NOW 126 COLOMBIA FTA – RAINFORESTS NOT OK 127 COLOMBIA FTA – AT: BIODIVERSITY 128 IRAN – INTERNAL LINK – STRONG BUSH = ATTACK 129 IRAN – UNIQUENESS – STRIKE COMING 130 IRAN – UNIQUENESS – NO US STRIKE 131 IRAN – WON’T STRIKE – NO INTERNATIONAL SUPPORT 132 IRAN – WON’T STRIKE – PUBLIC SUPPORT 133 IRAN – UNIQUENESS - NO STRIKE – AT: PLANS 134 IRAN – UNIQUENESS - NO STRIKE – CURRENT STRATEGY SANCTIONS 135 IRAN – UNIQUENESS - NO ATTACK AT: NEW SANCTIONS 136 IRAN – UNIQUENESS – NO SANCTIONS – RUSSIA/CHINA 137 IRAN – SANCTIONS WORK 138 IRAN – SANCTIONS WORK 139 IRAN – SANCTIONS WORK 140 IRAN – SANCTIONS FAIL 141 IRAN – TALKS BAD 142 IRAN – AHMADINEZHAD WEAK 143 IRAN – AHMADINEZHAD WEAK 144 IRAN – AHMADINEZHAD WEAK 145 IRAN – AHMADINEZHAD WEAK 146 IRAN – IMPACT – WEAK AHMADINEZHAD = NO WAR 147 IRAN – LINK – SANCTIONS WILL UNDERCUT IRAN 148 IRAN – LINK – ATTACK STRENGTHENS AHMADINEZHAD 149 IRAN – ATTACK BAD – WORLD WAR THREE 150 IRAN – ATTACK BAD – US – RUSSIAN RELATIONS 151 IRAN – US-RUSSIAN RELATIONS UNIQUENESS 152 IRAN – RUSSIAN RELATIONS GOOD – MIDDLE EAST 153 IRAN – RUSSIAN RELATIONS GOOD – NORTH KOREA 154 IRAN – ATTACK BAD – REGIONAL WARS 155 IRAN – ATTACK BAD – IMPACT - AT: DECAPITATE 156 IRAN – ATTACK BAD –OIL PRICES 157 IRAN – AT: PUBLIC BLOCK ATTACK 158 IRAN – UNIQUENESS – OIL PRICES UP 159 CHINA CURRENCY – NOT PASSING 160 CHINA CURRENCY – NOT PASSING 161 CHINA CURRENCY – NOT PASSING 162 CHINA CURRENCY – FLOAT BAD – INSTABILITY 163 CHINA CURRENCY – UNIQUENESS – US ECON DOWN 164 CHINA CURRENCY – AT: TURNS – ALTERNATIVE WAYS TO SOLVE 165 CHINA CURRENCY – AT: TURNS - MANAGED FLOAT GOOD 166 CHINA CURRENCY – AT: JOB LOSSES 167 CHINA CURRENCY – AT: TRADE DEFICIT 168 CHINA CURRENCY – LINK BOOSTER – DOLLAR STAMPEDE 169 CHINA CURRENCY – IMPACT – US ECONOMY 170 CHINA CURRENCY – IMPACT – US ECONOMY 171 CHINA CURRENCY – IMPACT – DOLLAR DUMP 172 CHINA CURRENCY – IMPACT – CHINESE ECONOMY 173 CHINA CURRENCY – IMPACT – US-SINO RELATIONS 174 CHINA CURRENCY – IMPACT – TRADE WAR 175 AFF - CHINA CURRENCY – WEAK DOLLAR GOOD 176 AFF - CHINA CURRENCY – AT: DOLLAR DUMP 177 AFF - CHINA CURRENCY – IMPACT – PRESSURE GOOD 178 AFF – CHINA CURRENCY – N/U DOLLAR CRASH 179 AFF – CHINA CURRENCY – OTHER BANKS FILL-IN 180 AFF – CHINA CURRENCY – WON’T SELL BONDS 181 FARM BILL BAD – SUBSIDIES UNNECESSARY 182 FARM BILL BAD – DOESN’T HELP MANY INDUSTRIES 183 FARM BILL BAD – UNIQUENESS – NO REFORM NOW 184 FARM BILL BAD – SUBSIDIES HELP THOSE WHO DON’T NEED IT 185 FARM BILL BAD – COTTON TRADE CONFLICTS 186 FARM BILL BAD – UNHEALTHY DIETS 187 FARM BILL BAD – FRESH ACT – OUTCOME UNCERTAIN 188 FARM BILL BAD – FRESH ACT – FARM BILL MIGHT LOSE 189 FARM BILL BAD – FRESH ACT – TRADE IMPACT 190 FARM BILL BAD – FRESH ACT – SUPPORT INCREASING 191 FARM BILL BAD – FRESH ACT – CONSERVATION 192 FARM BILL BAD – SUGAR ETHANOL BUYOUT 193 FARM BILL BAD – SUGAR ETHANOL BUYOUT – IMPACT 194 FARM BILL BAD – SUGAR ETHANOL BUYOUT - IMPACT 195 CLIMATE BILL - BRINK 196 CLIMATE BILL – WON’T PASS 197 CLIMATE BILL – WON’T PASS 198 CLIMATE BILL – WON’T PASS 199 CLIMATE BILL – IMPACT TAKE OUT 200 CLIMATE BILL – WILL PASS 201 CLIMATE BILL – WILL PASS 202 CLIMATE BILL – WILL PASS 203 CLIMATE BILL – STRONG LAW 204 CLIMATE BILL – VERY WEAK 205 CLIMATE BILL – VERY WEAK 206 CO2 - INCREASES SOYBEAN GROWTH 207 CO2 - SOLVES FOOD MISDISTRIBUTION 208 CO2 - INCREASES SORGHUM GROWTH 209 CO2 – WHEAT PRODUCTION 210 CO2 - INCREASES RICE GROWTH 211 CO2 - INCREASES CORN GROWTH 212 CO2 - ANSWER TO WEEDS AND PESTS 213 CO2 – D-RULE - PREVENT STARVATION FIRST 214 CO2 - AT: “SHORT-TERM ONLY” 215 CO2 - AT: “SHORT-TERM ONLY” 216 CO2 –AT: C4 ARGUMENTS 217 CO2 – REAL WORLD STUDIES BETTER 218 Good Luck, Mike
  15. In Monster II – there was a comprehensive section dedicated to answering this weeks Thursday file, such as: At: Chavez / Democracy Democracy is strong in Latin America despite the fact all 3 FTAs are tied up in congress, Democratic trends are strong over the past 20 years, and that radical nations are not modeled around Latin America. There is even comparative evidence that if Peru became a radical state, the democratic institutions that are in place now would overthrow it and return to a more democratic state. Peru-FTA Creates Instability / Economic collapse – The economic growth created in Peru is small compared to the massive levels of unemployment there will be once subsidized US agriculture hits the markets. Also, there is a Rich/Poor gap turn – FTAs are good for the people who negotiate them, but the poor in underdeveloped regions of Peru are left out to dry. One of the best arguments is a regional integration turn – its says that FTAs are inevitable, but negotiations with the US create bad terms of trade for Peru and result in slower economic growth than if Peru negotiates with its neighbors. AT: Terrorism – There is also evidence that Peru FTA would create unemployment in the lower-income part of Peru, resulting in farmers and other Peruvians turning to terrorism because the FTA deprives them of a job. GMO / Biodiversity Turn - The Peru-US Fta would removes “bio-safe” measures for trade, resulting in an increase in GMOs, - These GMOs would destroy the biodiversity in the rainforest. These are the highlights; there are more answers in the file (26 pages of Peru in total). Good Luck, Mike
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