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  1. hey guys lady gaga is putting out a new album soon i think she's pretty good and edgy where do u think she is on this list
  2. this is pretty subjective. i have no idea what you're basing this on just as a quick data reference, as far as i can tell there have been four female top speakers at the TOC in the last 40 years http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tournament_of_Champions_(debate)#Past_Policy_Debate_Top_Speakers not saying guys are better or whatever. there just doesn't seem to be any particular link between gender and spreading ability
  3. only gonna respond to this part bc i don't wanna get involved in the rest of it while those might be useful to some degree it definitely still suffers from the reductionism problem--like, foucault could be described as micropolitical, sure, but so could deleuze or really any poststructuralist, and often the literature will be responding to one vein of "micropolitics" which most half-decent k debaters will be able to differentiate from theirs (honestly i think that the concept of "micropolitical approaches" suffers more from my argument than anything, in that it's really hard to craft an argument that refutes "sometimes stuff changes stuff on a local level which may effect more change"). similarly, genealogical approaches have been used by everyone from libertarians to frank wilderson. my argument is just that it's hard to have a generic refutation of any of your "common themes" without either being nonresponsive or just plain dumb ("lol lets not look at the past this time guyz"). there is literally no disadvantage to pursuing an approach that focuses more on the application of the aff to the k rather than refuting the individual parts of the k--it's much more strategic to see the forest from the trees in that looking at how the k interacts with the aff will be much more productive than seeing the phrase "ontology" in the context of a wilderson debate and pulling out your "heideggerian ontological approach wrong" frontline. by the way, you should know that taleb's name is actually "nassim nicholas taleb", and not "nicholas nassem taleb"
  4. even if an author can be boiled down to a "common theme" that's usually either far too gross of an oversimplification to represent the nuances of an argument (as snarf is saying) or it's so basic it can't be refuted (e.g., "sometimes information is different from reality" for baudrillard or "power exists" for foucault or "stuff is different from other stuff" for really any post-structuralist). you're best off applying your "general" blocks (which really shouldn't exist, you should have case-specific applications of your aff to arguments which don't necessarily have to be pre-scripted) to the specific round--figure out what part of the aff they're applying the k to and then defend it. that will guaranteed be more responsive than "heidegger had something to do with nazis rite" 100% of the time
  5. this site is almost always terrible but i can't fucking stop laughing at this. 29.5, and props to you.
  6. DML

    Guam Questions

    I mean he was referring to the "military presence" topic For the record, he might have been confusing Fukushima with Futenma, our marine base in Okinawa which is what has drawn the most flak
  7. DML

    Guam Questions

    we don't have a military base in fukushima. there was an incident involving a nuclear power plant there though
  8. DML

    Guam Questions

    lol uh definitely not fukushima
  9. DML

    Unbroken Secret Aff

    File Name: Unbroken Secret Aff File Submitter: DML File Submitted: 17 May 2013 File Category: Affirmatives Resolution: Transportation This is an aff that I've had ready for a while but has never been read (not just by teams that I've worked with but by any team on the circuit). To keep the element of surprise in play I'd prefer not to post public information about it but I will answer any questions about it through PM that you might have prior to buying it (as long as you don't tell). This aff is strategic, surprising, and has a different angle on the topic that hasn't really been taken much advantage of this year by any big team. Also it's a policy aff so it's NFLs-friendly. All necessary blocks are there, the file is highlighted, and explanation is provided in the file, all for the price of $10. Again, let me clarify, if you are interested in the file send me a private message and I will answer any and all questions you have in confidentiality. You don't have to buy it to do this, and you don't have to buy it after PMing me--if you decide you aren't interested then that's fine. Of course, there's always the option of taking me on my word and buying the file without asking, but to each their own... Click here to download this file
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    This is an aff that I've had ready for a while but has never been read (not just by teams that I've worked with but by any team on the circuit). To keep the element of surprise in play I'd prefer not to post public information about it but I will answer any questions about it through PM that you might have prior to buying it (as long as you don't tell). This aff is strategic, surprising, and has a different angle on the topic that hasn't really been taken much advantage of this year by any big team. Also it's a policy aff so it's NFLs-friendly. All necessary blocks are there, the file is highlighted, and explanation is provided in the file, all for the price of $10. Again, let me clarify, if you are interested in the file send me a private message and I will answer any and all questions you have in confidentiality. You don't have to buy it to do this, and you don't have to buy it after PMing me--if you decide you aren't interested then that's fine. Of course, there's always the option of taking me on my word and buying the file without asking, but to each their own...

    10.00 USD

  11. DML

    Ecosophy Aff

    it was written for the transportation topic. however there's only one card that actually mentions transportation so with a little bit of innovation it likely wouldn't be hard to adapt it in some way plus, as said, all the rest of the stuff is still applicable to any wacky aff you might want to read
  12. DML

    Money

    there's always money in the banana stand
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