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Ho Chi Minh

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Ho Chi Minh last won the day on September 28 2011

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    Phil Derpen
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  1. i got blocked from posting... wtf

  2. Phil Derpen here So there are two theories regarding gravity. One is Newtonian, which we all know says that objects are attracted to each other and so really small objects like people and apples "fall" towards the much bigger object called the Earth. The other theory is Einstein theory of relativity, which basically says that there is a space time continuum (imagine a big blanket stretched out) that objects will sit on (imagine a bowling ball on that blanket) that warp the continuum and that warpage is called gravity. Both of those are oversimplifications, and both are currently non-falsifiable, but that doesn't mean we should reject either one. (Although I do believe Einstein's theory has been proven to be more mathematically accurate in predicting things like the bending of light) PEACE OUT
  3. Phil Derpen here Holy crap that may just be an impact PEACE OUT
  4. Ho Chi Minh

    Nye 81

    Phil Derpen here Way to find the oldest Nye card evar written, your so debate hipster, can't settle for "new" Nye cards from 2011 PEACE OUT
  5. I think that's called sexism
  6. Phil Derpen here I thought all biopower was spatial PEACE OUT
  7. Posted for relevance: Reverse Topicality A. Our interpretation will be to define the resolution as it is: Resolved: the United States Federal Government should substantially reduce military and/or police presence in one or more of the following areas: Japan, Afghanistan, Kuwait, South Korea, Iraq, Turkey. B. Violation: THE AFFIRMATIVE PLAN IS COMPLETELY TOPICAL. C. Standards, or reasons to prefer our interpretation. 1. Its the resolution: need I say more? D. Why this matters: Ground: Topicality is very important ground for negative teams to utilize, for 3 reasons; 1) Checks back squirrelly affirmatives: the only way a negative team can reliably check affirmatives is through topicality; removing this argument makes it nearly impossible to win on the negative. 2) Predictable: the only ground that is guaranteed in debate for the negative is topicality- oh wait, now it isn't because the affirmative just took that away too. 3) Camp files: camps put out disadvantages against untopical cases because they write untopical cases because they realize that untopical cases are strategic- running a topical case takes out the ability of negative teams to utilize camp files, removing a large portion of negative ground. Framer's Intent: the framer of this resolution vaguely worded the resolution specifically to invite topicality debates; by being topical, the affirmative is defying what our framers intended us to debate about. Education: perhaps the best way to learn about this year's resolution is to define it; the affirmative takes away this key education that makes debate a worthwhile activity. Strategy skew: we were prepared to run topicality in this round because we expected teams to be untopical, but now our entire strategy is useless due to the affirmative's topical plan. Err negative on theory, and take a stand against topical cases!
  8. TLDR Nuke the atmosphere. If you nuke it above 50 miles (authors suggest above 30 miles and the mesosphere is about 30-50 miles), then it is development beyond the mesosphere, and thus topical. It would wipe out all technology (EMP burst) and might kill everyone or it might not. You can spin it either way for spark or wipeout
  9. Ugh Treat it like a DA. You need to win: 1) Uniqueness (we are engaging it noaw) 2) Link (they cede it) 3) Impact (ceding it bad)
  10. That's not what we said. You told irony teams to read the Onion as a cite, but that is already old news. It is as if you said:
  11. Ho Chi Minh

    Bataille

    You could always nuke it, but that might be problematic. Other options might be covering it in spikes so no one can land on it or otherwise destroying the landscape. Probably the most effective way to run this is to interpret fiat as imagining the plan happening, as opposed to actually advocating it happen. For more help on kritikal affs, you can reference this free lecture on K affs that is pretty good.
  12. Oh so if I pledge mehself to mod I canz get Vassal tag???
  13. whyz yOu no liek bad grammerz perZons?
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