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  1. evan.a

    OK State 2010

    yeah, check out Yost's earlier post
  2. evan.a

    OK State 2010

    Thanks dude, I found the aff file that Dillion was talking about I remember it because it was super long. I have no idea if they're running new stuff, but here is the plantext they ran at regionals. THE UNITED STATES FEDERAL GOVERNMENT SHOULD ALTER FEDERAL TRANSIT BLOCK GRANTS BY RETURNING ADMINISTRATION OF THE JARC PROGRAM TO THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT AND DEVOLVE FUNDING AND PROGRAM AUTHORITY TO THE METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATION WITH REGULATORY RELIEF CONDITIONED UPON THE FOLLOWING REQUIREMENTS: (A) TRANSPORTATION PLANNERS CONSIDER THE SPATIAL ACCESS NEEDS OF ALL WORKERS, ( REFOCUS FUNDING TO BETTER SERVE TRANSIT DEPENDENT COMMUNITIES, AND © TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT MEETS THE NEEDS OF LOW INCOME FAMILIES. CONDITIONS WILL BE ENFORCED BY MANDATED EVALUATION OF JARC AND FTA DATA COLLECTION ON GRANTEE PERFORMANCE.
  3. evan.a

    OK State 2010

    hey, jenks which ones is your B running?
  4. evan.a

    OK State 2010

    you should know, I'm just nice like that. not really, we broke it at Norman North, just making it more critical
  5. evan.a

    OK State 2010

    As for the immigrant healthcare (our new aff), it's a xenophobia advantage saying we otherize immigrants by placing them in the catagory of the "enemy" we say that the plan humanizes the "undocumented worker", and also makes us reconsdier the way we view all "others". Edit- If you want to run a cap k, might I suggest zizeks new book. Somewhere in the middle he talks about "humanizing the other" is stupid pomo garbage. Just sayin'.
  6. evan.a

    OK State 2010

    Okay- transistional demands, and like I said, we might be breaking a new aff if we have time to write blocks. Sorry, but I'm going to throw out a big FU and post it here because we already have a copy in bbc format. Observation 1 is the Status Quo- Global recession has brought capitalism to it’s knees, and it’s imminent collapse is being seen in it’s early stages. The proletariat is realizing the irrationality of global capitalism. This time it’s do or die for the neo-liberals, Literally. International Communist Current 10-28-2008, “1929-2008 - Capitalism is a bankrupt system, but another world is possible: communism!” http://en.internationalism.org/icconline/2008/10/crisis_leaflet Observation 2 is Consequences- The bourgeoisie only answer in the face of crisis is war, war and more war. At the brink of economic collapse we will see the beginning of World War 3, and a state of absolute poverty. International Communist Current 10-28-2008, “1929-2008 - Capitalism is a bankrupt system, but another world is possible: communism!” http://en.internationalism.org/icconline/2008/10/crisis_leaflet Only a revolution can prevent capitalism’s self-destructions tendencies from destroying humanity World Revolution 10-6-2008, “Bleak prospects for the world economy,” http://en.internationalism.org/wr/318/bleakprospects Thus the plan: We demand that the United States Federal Government pass a policy creating a Public Works Program to provide decent housing, health care and education for everyone and a Sliding Scale of Hours to divide all necessary work among all available workers Observation 3 is Inherency- In order to bridge the gap between the status quo and Marxism we must go thought a process of transitional demands. The plan is key to exposing the true side of our government, their allegiances are to the people who put money in their pocket, not to the proletariat they are supposed to represent. Arthur Rymer, winter 1999, “The Specter of Economic Collapse,” Proletarian Revolution No. 58, http://www.lrp-cofi.org/PR/collapsePR58.html Observation 4 is Solvency Once the system is exposed for what it really is the working class will realize their alienation. It is only through this process of alienation that the proletariat will rise up against the system and build a new society free of poverty and exploitation International Review 1993, “Communism is not a nice idea, but a material necessity, part III: The alienation of labour is the premise for its emancipation,” No. 70, 3rd Quarter 1993, http://en.internationalism.org/ir/070_commy_03 Observation 5 is Framework- the stacked deck of policy debate. A) Link: Current Practice in policy debate cast the judge in the role of a federal policy maker in the pre-eminent Capitalist nation state. Alternative: Embrace the idea of the judge as a critical intellectual not tied to a capitalist ideology which has already decided what is possible and impossible, before the debate has already started. Slavoj Zizek, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Social Studies in Ljubljana, 1999, The Ticklish Subject, page 198-201 C) Implications: 1- Topicality is evaluated post-advocacy. The negative must first win that capitalism is good and/or socialism is bad before topicality should be evaluated. 2- Impact Calculus should be grounded in a dialectical materialist metaphysics. The judge should reject arguments that invert subject-object relation of the base/superstructure. Mas’ud Zavarzadeh, Dept English @ Syracuse, 1994, “The Stupidity that Consumption is Just as Productive as Production,” The Alternative Orange, V 4, Fall/Winter, http://www.etext.org/Politics/AlternativeOrange/4/v4nl_cpp.html 3. The nature of solvency should be evaluated outside of preconceived notions of what is and is not politically possible Marta Harnecker, Dir of MEPLA, 2000, “Making the Impossible Possible,” http://www.politicsofhealth.org/main/making_impossible
  7. evan.a

    OK State 2010

    yeah dude, get straight but uhh, I'm not sure zach is cool giving away full tags, but here it goes: As far as advantages go, they're critical so it's not like we run multiple advantages and the storys are not compleatly linear so it would be hard to lable all the advantages we garner from the plan, so just 'ask and we'll answer'. we have 2 affs, we're just not sure which we'll run yet, they are- 1- "A View to a kill" aka Immigration H/C- PLAN: Congress shall pass a bill removing all citizenship requirements for access to public health care and expand Medicaid access to non-citizens. 2- Transistional demands (we ran this at regionals) PLAN: We demand that the United States Federal Government pass a policy creating a public works program to provide decent housing, health care and education with a sliding scale of Hours to divide all necessary work among all available workers. We've got a loottttt of work to do before state, so it's likely to change, I'll keep you updated.
  8. I've been vegan for the last year and vegetarian for 3 before that. I really don't care what other people do, they can eat all the meat they want. In fact I am very pro hunters rights. Factory farming is fucked up, but so are those sweatshops that make those cool new Nikes. From my point of view we're all fucked in one way or another, so go ahead and eat your steak. p.s. - My protein content is fine, if not above par, I make protein smoothies, and eat lots of delicious Tempeh.
  9. I say we paint ourselves with tiger stripes, and go free all the animals in the zoo!
  10. evan.a

    A Modest Proposal aff

    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=a+modest+proposal+site%3Awikipedia.org
  11. Sounds like something I could attend, more info would be appreciated.
  12. Okay so I think I could get some really awesome advantages off of having the USFG fund it http://inspirationcorp.org/ I haven't done cx since freshman year so I want to get your comments.
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