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  1. Most of the theory-related arguments have not changed that much (as reflected by the index, I shameless admit) - the biggest difference/addition is the new topic-specific cards
  2. File Name: A-Spec - Oceans 2014 File Submitter: roarkdebate16 File Submitted: 03 Jun 2014 File Category: Theory Resolution: Oceans A-spec is usually pretty silly. However, while doing some politics research for the oceans topic I came across a number of really good cards about bureaucratic agency politics empirically undermining US ocean management/development policy. This means that an engaged discussion about agency implementation is a pre-requisite to aff solvency. These cards are extremely specific and high quality. The coolest part of this component of the argument is that oftentimes the 2AC will just read their generic frontline to A-Spec and completely forget about the solvency debate. So in the block, you can just go for the substantive component of the argument and crush them on presumption + a disadvantage. Judges are often very unwilling to let the aff recover after a mistake like this, especially when you read several high-quality cards supporting your argument. This file is fully prepped with extensions through the negative block. At only $3 it is a high-value deal that you will want to start the year off with. ASPEC --- 1NC. 2 ASPEC --- 2NC Overview.. 3 ASPEC --- 2NC Solvency Takeouts. 4 ASPEC --- AT: C/I --- Normal Means. 6 ASPEC --- AT: C/I --- All 3 Branches. 7 ASPEC --- AT: C/I --- “The†= Mass Noun. 8 ASPEC --- AT: No Rez Basis---2NC. 9 ASPEC --- AT: Agent CPs bad. 10 ASPEC --- AT: Cross-ex checks. 11 ASPEC --- AT: Infinitely Regressive. 12 ASPEC --- AT: No Rez Basis. 13 ASPEC --- AT: Wrong Remedy / Not A Voting Issue. 14 ASPEC --- AT: No Ground Loss. 15 ASPEC --- AT: No Right To Those Args. 16 Collin Roark is the assistant director of debate at Trinity University and an assistant coach at the St. Mark's School of Texas. Click here to download this file
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    A-spec is usually pretty silly. However, while doing some politics research for the oceans topic I came across a number of really good cards about bureaucratic agency politics empirically undermining US ocean management/development policy. This means that an engaged discussion about agency implementation is a pre-requisite to aff solvency. These cards are extremely specific and high quality. The coolest part of this component of the argument is that oftentimes the 2AC will just read their generic frontline to A-Spec and completely forget about the solvency debate. So in the block, you can just go for the substantive component of the argument and crush them on presumption + a disadvantage. Judges are often very unwilling to let the aff recover after a mistake like this, especially when you read several high-quality cards supporting your argument. This file is fully prepped with extensions through the negative block. At only $3 it is a high-value deal that you will want to start the year off with. ASPEC --- 1NC. 2 ASPEC --- 2NC Overview.. 3 ASPEC --- 2NC Solvency Takeouts. 4 ASPEC --- AT: C/I --- Normal Means. 6 ASPEC --- AT: C/I --- All 3 Branches. 7 ASPEC --- AT: C/I --- “The†= Mass Noun. 8 ASPEC --- AT: No Rez Basis---2NC. 9 ASPEC --- AT: Agent CPs bad. 10 ASPEC --- AT: Cross-ex checks. 11 ASPEC --- AT: Infinitely Regressive. 12 ASPEC --- AT: No Rez Basis. 13 ASPEC --- AT: Wrong Remedy / Not A Voting Issue. 14 ASPEC --- AT: No Ground Loss. 15 ASPEC --- AT: No Right To Those Args. 16 Collin Roark is the assistant director of debate at Trinity University and an assistant coach at the St. Mark's School of Texas.

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  4. File Name: *Adaptation Turn - Price Cut File Submitter: roarkdebate16 File Submitted: 14 May 2014 File Category: Impacts This file is a nuanced impact turn strategy vs warming advantages. The argument is simply that we are already past the tipping point and it's too late to stop the pace of climate change. The only thing we can really do to survive is adapt. This aff tradesoff with both focus and resources neccessary to prepare civilization for adaptation strategies. Reasons this strategy is particularly cool - a. zero risk the aff solves b. adaptation turns and solves their impacts while avoiding resource crunch c. it is perfectly compatible with other popular impact turns such as C02 fertilization File has extensions through the negative block and is almost completed highlighted. Get it while it's hot. Adaptation DA.. 1 1nc. 2 2nc ov. 6 2nc – too late/defense. 9 2nc – too late/defense (C02 Inev) 11 2nc – uq. 14 2nc – uq – at: no new tech. 17 2nc – link. 18 2nc – link – renewables**. 20 2nc – link – growth. 21 2nc – adaptation shields impact 22 2nc – agriculture. 26 2nc – agriculture – co2 shield. 27 2nc – econ. 28 2nc – hurricanes**. 29 2nc – at: warming too fast 31 Click here to download this file
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    This file is a nuanced impact turn strategy vs warming advantages. The argument is simply that we are already past the tipping point and it's too late to stop the pace of climate change. The only thing we can really do to survive is adapt. This aff tradesoff with both focus and resources neccessary to prepare civilization for adaptation strategies. Reasons this strategy is particularly cool - a. zero risk the aff solves b. adaptation turns and solves their impacts while avoiding resource crunch c. it is perfectly compatible with other popular impact turns such as C02 fertilization File has extensions through the negative block and is almost completed highlighted. Get it while it's hot. Adaptation DA.. 1 1nc. 2 2nc ov. 6 2nc – too late/defense. 9 2nc – too late/defense (C02 Inev) 11 2nc – uq. 14 2nc – uq – at: no new tech. 17 2nc – link. 18 2nc – link – renewables**. 20 2nc – link – growth. 21 2nc – adaptation shields impact 22 2nc – agriculture. 26 2nc – agriculture – co2 shield. 27 2nc – econ. 28 2nc – hurricanes**. 29 2nc – at: warming too fast 31

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  6. Bump - just had a slight price cut. If you have any tournaments left this season, especially NDCA and the TOC, this file is a must-have and a steal for only 4.50. best of luck!
  7. File Name: Carbon Tax CP - Price Cut** File Submitter: roarkdebate16 File Submitted: 31 Mar 2014 File Category: Counterplans Resolution: Oceans This file is an advantage CP to solve global warming advantages and any affs that claim to bolster the renewable energy market. I cut this originally for the college energy topic (undefeated when we went for it) and have updated it with 2014 evidence. Given that global warming is almost certain to be one of the biggest advantages on next year’s Oceans topic, this file is a must-have. The solvency cards are fantastic, seriously a silver-bullet against any warming adv’s. Included are a variety of versions of the CP that have never been read (to account for potential DA’s/to bolster politics shields) and extensive 2NC blocks to answer every possible arg you will hear in response. In terms of the net benefit, you can go for any DA specific to oceans exploration/development. Additionally, the politics shields are very solid. FYI section includes a general overview of how a carbon tax would be implemented. Click here to download this file
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    This file is an advantage CP to solve global warming advantages and any affs that claim to bolster the renewable energy market. I cut this originally for the college energy topic (undefeated when we went for it) and have updated it with 2014 evidence. Given that global warming is almost certain to be one of the biggest advantages on next year’s Oceans topic, this file is a must-have. The solvency cards are fantastic, seriously a silver-bullet against any warming adv’s. Included are a variety of versions of the CP that have never been read (to account for potential DA’s/to bolster politics shields) and extensive 2NC blocks to answer every possible arg you will hear in response. In terms of the net benefit, you can go for any DA specific to oceans exploration/development. Additionally, the politics shields are very solid. FYI section includes a general overview of how a carbon tax would be implemented.

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  9. There are a few cards highlighted but most of the file is not. I would recommend you always read entire cards and do original highlighting to both familiarize yourself with the general arguement but also to think in detail about which warrants you want to explain as the debate develops. Yes, it takes longer. But it will be worth it once you are in the debate.
  10. File Name: AT: Wilderson/Anti-Blackness - 2014 - End of Yr Price Cut File Submitter: roarkdebate16 File Submitted: 21 Feb 2014 File Category: Affirmatives Resolution: Latin America This is an updated version of my previous file to answer the Wilderson Kritik (and similar arguments that rely on theories of whiteness/anti-blackness). Changes in this update: ---*New* evidence – including several cards from the past year ---Offense is modularized – makes it easier to select and conceptualize distinct arguments File should inclue everything you could possibly need to effectively answer this kritik. All of the evidence is A+ quality. AT: Wilderson---2AC---Must-Read. 3 AT: Wilderson---2AC---Permutation Solvency. 5 AT: Wilderson---Policy Key. 9 AT: Wilderson---Totalizing/Inaccurate. 10 AT: Wilderson---Essentialist. 12 AT: Wilderson---Non-Falsifiable. 13 AT: Wilderson---Ahistorical 15 AT: Wilderson---Agency Turn. 16 AT: Wilderson---Agency Turn---Ext. 18 AT: Wilderson---Ontology Turn. 20 AT: Wilderson---Pessimism Turn. 21 Anti-Blackness Wrong. 22 Consequences Key. 24 AT: Social Death*. 25 Extinction OW... 31 *State Not Always Racist---Wall 32 State Not Always Racist---Ext. 35 State Not Always Racist---Hopelessness Turn. 40 *Not a Root Cause---Wall 41 Not a Root Cause---Ext. 43 AT: Afro-Pessimism- Yes Progress – Clarke. 44 AT: Afro-Pessimism.. 46 AT: Afro-Pessimism.. 47 AT: End America. 49 AT: Revolution – Backlash/Rollback. 50 AT: Revolution – Backlash/Rollback. 51 AT: Revolution – Can’t Solve Domination. 52 Vague Alt Fails – Reed. 53 AT: Author Bias/Epistemology. 55 AT: Ontological Blackness. 56 AT: Reparations. 59 AT: Negativity Alt – hooks. 61 AT: Sexton. 63 K Aff 64 Coalitions – hooks. 65 Click here to download this file
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    This is an updated version of my previous file to answer the Wilderson Kritik (and similar arguments that rely on theories of whiteness/anti-blackness). Changes in this update: ---*New* evidence – including several cards from the past year ---Offense is modularized – makes it easier to select and conceptualize distinct arguments File should inclue everything you could possibly need to effectively answer this kritik. All of the evidence is A+ quality. AT: Wilderson---2AC---Must-Read. 3 AT: Wilderson---2AC---Permutation Solvency. 5 AT: Wilderson---Policy Key. 9 AT: Wilderson---Totalizing/Inaccurate. 10 AT: Wilderson---Essentialist. 12 AT: Wilderson---Non-Falsifiable. 13 AT: Wilderson---Ahistorical 15 AT: Wilderson---Agency Turn. 16 AT: Wilderson---Agency Turn---Ext. 18 AT: Wilderson---Ontology Turn. 20 AT: Wilderson---Pessimism Turn. 21 Anti-Blackness Wrong. 22 Consequences Key. 24 AT: Social Death*. 25 Extinction OW... 31 *State Not Always Racist---Wall 32 State Not Always Racist---Ext. 35 State Not Always Racist---Hopelessness Turn. 40 *Not a Root Cause---Wall 41 Not a Root Cause---Ext. 43 AT: Afro-Pessimism- Yes Progress – Clarke. 44 AT: Afro-Pessimism.. 46 AT: Afro-Pessimism.. 47 AT: End America. 49 AT: Revolution – Backlash/Rollback. 50 AT: Revolution – Backlash/Rollback. 51 AT: Revolution – Can’t Solve Domination. 52 Vague Alt Fails – Reed. 53 AT: Author Bias/Epistemology. 55 AT: Ontological Blackness. 56 AT: Reparations. 59 AT: Negativity Alt – hooks. 61 AT: Sexton. 63 K Aff 64 Coalitions – hooks. 65

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  12. File Name: Thursday File 10-22 - Immigration File Submitter: roarkdebate16 File Submitted: 23 Oct 2013 File Category: Thursday Files Resolution: Latin America This week’s Thursday File brings you an updated version of the immigration disadvantage. Following the shutdown/debt ceiling debate, Obama emerged the winner and has the upper hand moving forward on immigration reform. However, he needs to maintain his political capital to shepherd a deal in the House that will garner Republican support. The uniqueness evidence is even better than last weeks. Also included are a wide variety of aff responses including no pass cards, a2 obama’s pc, and reasons the bill will inevitably be delayed but pass later. Additionally, there are some general thumpers/gridlock cards to deal with any other potential DA’s you might encounter. Happy debating Strategy Guide. 5 Immigration Reform Shell 6 Uniqueness Extensions. 10 UQ: Will Pass Now.. 11 UQ: Obama has capital now.. 16 UQ: Republicans Divided Now.. 17 UQ: Top of Docket 18 UQ: Obama will use capital on immigration reform.. 21 UQ: Obama willing to go with piece by piece approach. 22 AT---Boehner 23 AT---UQ Overwhelms. 24 AT---Kick the Can. 25 AT---Piecemeal Reform Inev/Solves. 27 Top o Docket 28 AT---Thumper---Shutdown/Debt 29 AT---Thumper---Farm Bill 30 Link Extensions. 31 Links: Winners Win Answers. 32 Links: AT: “Go for the throat†Turn. 42 Internal Link Extensions. 43 Internals: Political Capital is Key. 44 Internals: Bipartisanship. 50 Internals: AT: Hirsh/Political Capital Doesn’t Exist 51 Internals: PC Key/A2 Obama Bad. 53 Internal Links: Popularity key to political capital 55 Internals: Immigration Reform Includes Path to Citizenship. 57 Internals: Immigration Reform Includes Skilled Worker Reform.. 58 Internals: Republicans Key to Agenda. 60 AT---Unilateral Action. 62 Impacts. 63 Impact Overview.. 64 Impact Modules. 66 Agriculture Impact Module. 67 Agriculture Impacts: Immigration Reform Key to Ag. 68 Agriculture Impacts: Immigration Reform Key to Sustainable Ag. 69 Alternative Energy Impacts. 70 Asian Wars. 71 China. 73 Competitiveness Impacts. 74 Competitiveness Internals: Immigration Reform Key to Competitiveness. 77 Cyber-Terrorism Module. 79 Economy Impacts. 80 Economy Impacts: Immigration Reform Key to Economy. 81 Economy Impacts: Skilled Workers Key to Economy. 87 Economy Impacts: AT: Impact Empirically Denied. 88 Environment Impacts. 89 Hegemony Impact Module. 90 India Relations Impacts. 91 India Relations Module. 92 India Relations—AT: Relations Resilient 93 India Internals: Immigration Reform Key to US-India Relations. 95 India Relations: Democracy Impacts. 96 India Relations: Economy Impacts. 97 India Relations: Indian Economy Impacts. 98 India Relations: Iran Prolif Impact 99 India Relations: Laundry List Impacts. 100 India Relations Impacts: Prolif Module. 101 India Relations Impacts: Proliferation. 102 India Relations: Solves Indo-Pak War 103 India Relations Impacts: Terrorism Module. 105 India Relations Impacts: Terrorism.. 106 India Relations Impacts: Warming Module. 107 Latin America Relations Impacts. 108 Latin American Relations Module. 109 Latin America Relations—Impact Overview.. 110 Latin America Internals: Immigration Reform Key to US-Latin American Relations. 111 Latin American Relations: AT—Relations Resilient 113 Latin American Relations—Now Key Time. 115 Latin American Relations: US Actions Key. 116 Latin American Relations: Even Watered Down Reform Solves. 117 ***Latin American Relations Impact Scenarios***. 118 Latin American Relations—Alternative Energy Impacts. 119 Latin America Relations—Biofuels Impacts. 120 Latin American Relations: Democracy Impact Extensions. 121 Latin America Relations—Nuclear Power Impacts. 122 Latin American Relations: Oil Dependence Scenario. 123 Latin American Relations—Oil Prices Impact 124 Latin American Relations: Poverty Impacts. 125 Latin American Relations: Soft Power Impacts. 127 Latin America Relations: Solar-Wind Impacts. 128 Latin American Relations: Warming Impact Scenario. 129 Protectionism Impact Module. 130 Russia Relations Impacts. 132 Science Diplomacy Impacts. 133 Science Diplomacy Impact Module. 134 Science Diplomacy Internals: Visas Key to Science Diplomacy. 135 Science Diplomacy: China Impact Module. 137 Science Diplomacy: Disease Impact Module. 138 Science Diplomacy: Middle East Impact Module. 139 Science Diplomacy: Poverty Impact 140 Science Diplomacy: Soft Power Internal Link. 141 Science Diplomacy: War Impacts. 143 Science Diplomacy: Warming Impact 144 War Impacts. 145 Warming. 146 Immigration – AT: Impact Turns. 147 AT: Brain Drain Turn. 148 AT: Overpopulation Turn. 150 AT: Wages Turn. 153 Answers to: Theory Arguments. 155 AT: Non-Intrinsic: Pass the Plan and Do your scenario. 156 AT: “Say Noâ€. 158 AT: Plan is Bottom of the Docket 159 AFF Answers—Immigration Reform.. 160 Immigration Reform—2ac Front-line. 161 1ar Extensions: Immigration Reform Won’t Pass Now.. 165 1ar: AT: Boehner will violate Hastert Rule. 170 1AR: AT---Conference Committee. 171 1AR---Kick the Can. 172 1AR---Kiss o Death. 173 1ar Winners Win: AT: Debt Ceiling Fight is big win. 174 1ar Extensions: Winners Win. 175 1ar: Obama Capital Not Key to Immigration Reform.. 176 2ac: India Relations Impact Answers. 177 2ac vs. Latin American Relations Impact 178 2ac vs. Science Diplomacy Impact 180 2ac: Skilled Worker Impact Answers. 184 2ac: Skilled Workers Impact Turns. 187 Iran 1nc Shell 188 Uniqueness Extensions. 192 UQ: Top of the Docket 193 UQ: Current Diplomacy Succeeding. 194 UQ: Now Key. 195 Internal Link Extensions. 196 IL’s: Capital Key. 197 IL: Removing Sanctions Stops Prolif 199 IL: AT: Sanctions Good. 202 IL: International Unity. 204 IL: Obama Flexibility Key to Solve Iran. 205 IL: AT: Waivers Solve. 206 Impact Extensions. 207 Impacts: Iran Prolif Bad. 208 Impacts: AT: Iran will be deterred. 211 Impacts: Economy Module. 212 Impacts: Hegemony. 213 Impacts: Middle East War Module. 214 Impacts: Syria Module. 216 Impacts: AT: Can’t Trust Rouhani 219 AFF Answers – general 220 General Thumper/No Pass. 221 Health Care Thumper 222 AFF Answers--Iran. 223 2ac Iran Answers. 224 AFF: No US-Iran War 227 AFF: AT: Debt Ceiling Part 2. 228 AFF--AT: 2014 Midterms DA’s. 229 UQ: Dems won’t retake House. 230 UQ: Republicans won’t gain Senate. 231 Collin Roark iis an assistant coach at the University of North Texas and has coached multiple college teams to late out-rounds of many national tournaments including Wake Forest (Octos), UT-Dallas (Finals), UNT (Finals), UMKC (Octos), Wichita State (First place). He has also been coaching high school debate for over 3 years. His students have been in elimination rounds of dozens of national tournaments, including semi-finals of the TOC and NDCA. He has worked at numerous debate camps and judged elimination of national tournaments, including finals of the TOC. He debated four years at Deer Park High School and four years and the University of Texas at Dallas where his accomplishments included: three time qualifier to the NDT, first-round bid to the NDT, octo-finals of the NDT, 1st place at the UMKC tournament, octo-finals of GSU, octos at Harvard (twice), semis of Georgia, semis of Emporia, Kentucky Rd Robin invite, Pittsburgh Rd Robin Invite, 1st place at the Arizona Debate Institute Fellows Tournament and numerous speaker awards. He debated four years at Deer Park High School and four years and the University of Texas at Dallas where his accomplishments included: three time qualifier to the NDT, first-round bid to the NDT, octo-finals of the NDT, 1st place at the UMKC tournament, octo-finals of GSU, octos at Harvard (twice), semis of Georgia, semis of Emporia, Kentucky Rd Robin invite, Pittsburgh Rd Robin Invite, 1st place at the Arizona Debate Institute Fellows Tournament and numerous speaker awards. Click here to download this file
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    This week’s Thursday File brings you an updated version of the immigration disadvantage. Following the shutdown/debt ceiling debate, Obama emerged the winner and has the upper hand moving forward on immigration reform. However, he needs to maintain his political capital to shepherd a deal in the House that will garner Republican support. The uniqueness evidence is even better than last weeks. Also included are a wide variety of aff responses including no pass cards, a2 obama’s pc, and reasons the bill will inevitably be delayed but pass later. Additionally, there are some general thumpers/gridlock cards to deal with any other potential DA’s you might encounter. Happy debating Strategy Guide. 5 Immigration Reform Shell 6 Uniqueness Extensions. 10 UQ: Will Pass Now.. 11 UQ: Obama has capital now.. 16 UQ: Republicans Divided Now.. 17 UQ: Top of Docket 18 UQ: Obama will use capital on immigration reform.. 21 UQ: Obama willing to go with piece by piece approach. 22 AT---Boehner 23 AT---UQ Overwhelms. 24 AT---Kick the Can. 25 AT---Piecemeal Reform Inev/Solves. 27 Top o Docket 28 AT---Thumper---Shutdown/Debt 29 AT---Thumper---Farm Bill 30 Link Extensions. 31 Links: Winners Win Answers. 32 Links: AT: “Go for the throat†Turn. 42 Internal Link Extensions. 43 Internals: Political Capital is Key. 44 Internals: Bipartisanship. 50 Internals: AT: Hirsh/Political Capital Doesn’t Exist 51 Internals: PC Key/A2 Obama Bad. 53 Internal Links: Popularity key to political capital 55 Internals: Immigration Reform Includes Path to Citizenship. 57 Internals: Immigration Reform Includes Skilled Worker Reform.. 58 Internals: Republicans Key to Agenda. 60 AT---Unilateral Action. 62 Impacts. 63 Impact Overview.. 64 Impact Modules. 66 Agriculture Impact Module. 67 Agriculture Impacts: Immigration Reform Key to Ag. 68 Agriculture Impacts: Immigration Reform Key to Sustainable Ag. 69 Alternative Energy Impacts. 70 Asian Wars. 71 China. 73 Competitiveness Impacts. 74 Competitiveness Internals: Immigration Reform Key to Competitiveness. 77 Cyber-Terrorism Module. 79 Economy Impacts. 80 Economy Impacts: Immigration Reform Key to Economy. 81 Economy Impacts: Skilled Workers Key to Economy. 87 Economy Impacts: AT: Impact Empirically Denied. 88 Environment Impacts. 89 Hegemony Impact Module. 90 India Relations Impacts. 91 India Relations Module. 92 India Relations—AT: Relations Resilient 93 India Internals: Immigration Reform Key to US-India Relations. 95 India Relations: Democracy Impacts. 96 India Relations: Economy Impacts. 97 India Relations: Indian Economy Impacts. 98 India Relations: Iran Prolif Impact 99 India Relations: Laundry List Impacts. 100 India Relations Impacts: Prolif Module. 101 India Relations Impacts: Proliferation. 102 India Relations: Solves Indo-Pak War 103 India Relations Impacts: Terrorism Module. 105 India Relations Impacts: Terrorism.. 106 India Relations Impacts: Warming Module. 107 Latin America Relations Impacts. 108 Latin American Relations Module. 109 Latin America Relations—Impact Overview.. 110 Latin America Internals: Immigration Reform Key to US-Latin American Relations. 111 Latin American Relations: AT—Relations Resilient 113 Latin American Relations—Now Key Time. 115 Latin American Relations: US Actions Key. 116 Latin American Relations: Even Watered Down Reform Solves. 117 ***Latin American Relations Impact Scenarios***. 118 Latin American Relations—Alternative Energy Impacts. 119 Latin America Relations—Biofuels Impacts. 120 Latin American Relations: Democracy Impact Extensions. 121 Latin America Relations—Nuclear Power Impacts. 122 Latin American Relations: Oil Dependence Scenario. 123 Latin American Relations—Oil Prices Impact 124 Latin American Relations: Poverty Impacts. 125 Latin American Relations: Soft Power Impacts. 127 Latin America Relations: Solar-Wind Impacts. 128 Latin American Relations: Warming Impact Scenario. 129 Protectionism Impact Module. 130 Russia Relations Impacts. 132 Science Diplomacy Impacts. 133 Science Diplomacy Impact Module. 134 Science Diplomacy Internals: Visas Key to Science Diplomacy. 135 Science Diplomacy: China Impact Module. 137 Science Diplomacy: Disease Impact Module. 138 Science Diplomacy: Middle East Impact Module. 139 Science Diplomacy: Poverty Impact 140 Science Diplomacy: Soft Power Internal Link. 141 Science Diplomacy: War Impacts. 143 Science Diplomacy: Warming Impact 144 War Impacts. 145 Warming. 146 Immigration – AT: Impact Turns. 147 AT: Brain Drain Turn. 148 AT: Overpopulation Turn. 150 AT: Wages Turn. 153 Answers to: Theory Arguments. 155 AT: Non-Intrinsic: Pass the Plan and Do your scenario. 156 AT: “Say Noâ€. 158 AT: Plan is Bottom of the Docket 159 AFF Answers—Immigration Reform.. 160 Immigration Reform—2ac Front-line. 161 1ar Extensions: Immigration Reform Won’t Pass Now.. 165 1ar: AT: Boehner will violate Hastert Rule. 170 1AR: AT---Conference Committee. 171 1AR---Kick the Can. 172 1AR---Kiss o Death. 173 1ar Winners Win: AT: Debt Ceiling Fight is big win. 174 1ar Extensions: Winners Win. 175 1ar: Obama Capital Not Key to Immigration Reform.. 176 2ac: India Relations Impact Answers. 177 2ac vs. Latin American Relations Impact 178 2ac vs. Science Diplomacy Impact 180 2ac: Skilled Worker Impact Answers. 184 2ac: Skilled Workers Impact Turns. 187 Iran 1nc Shell 188 Uniqueness Extensions. 192 UQ: Top of the Docket 193 UQ: Current Diplomacy Succeeding. 194 UQ: Now Key. 195 Internal Link Extensions. 196 IL’s: Capital Key. 197 IL: Removing Sanctions Stops Prolif 199 IL: AT: Sanctions Good. 202 IL: International Unity. 204 IL: Obama Flexibility Key to Solve Iran. 205 IL: AT: Waivers Solve. 206 Impact Extensions. 207 Impacts: Iran Prolif Bad. 208 Impacts: AT: Iran will be deterred. 211 Impacts: Economy Module. 212 Impacts: Hegemony. 213 Impacts: Middle East War Module. 214 Impacts: Syria Module. 216 Impacts: AT: Can’t Trust Rouhani 219 AFF Answers – general 220 General Thumper/No Pass. 221 Health Care Thumper 222 AFF Answers--Iran. 223 2ac Iran Answers. 224 AFF: No US-Iran War 227 AFF: AT: Debt Ceiling Part 2. 228 AFF--AT: 2014 Midterms DA’s. 229 UQ: Dems won’t retake House. 230 UQ: Republicans won’t gain Senate. 231 Collin Roark iis an assistant coach at the University of North Texas and has coached multiple college teams to late out-rounds of many national tournaments including Wake Forest (Octos), UT-Dallas (Finals), UNT (Finals), UMKC (Octos), Wichita State (First place). He has also been coaching high school debate for over 3 years. His students have been in elimination rounds of dozens of national tournaments, including semi-finals of the TOC and NDCA. He has worked at numerous debate camps and judged elimination of national tournaments, including finals of the TOC. He debated four years at Deer Park High School and four years and the University of Texas at Dallas where his accomplishments included: three time qualifier to the NDT, first-round bid to the NDT, octo-finals of the NDT, 1st place at the UMKC tournament, octo-finals of GSU, octos at Harvard (twice), semis of Georgia, semis of Emporia, Kentucky Rd Robin invite, Pittsburgh Rd Robin Invite, 1st place at the Arizona Debate Institute Fellows Tournament and numerous speaker awards. He debated four years at Deer Park High School and four years and the University of Texas at Dallas where his accomplishments included: three time qualifier to the NDT, first-round bid to the NDT, octo-finals of the NDT, 1st place at the UMKC tournament, octo-finals of GSU, octos at Harvard (twice), semis of Georgia, semis of Emporia, Kentucky Rd Robin invite, Pittsburgh Rd Robin Invite, 1st place at the Arizona Debate Institute Fellows Tournament and numerous speaker awards.

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  14. File Name: Thursday File 9/26 - Debt Ceiling + CIR File Submitter: roarkdebate16 File Submitted: 26 Sep 2013 File Category: Thursday Files Resolution: Latin America This week’s Thursday file includes an update to the debt ceiling disadvantage along with a small update to immigration reform. The debt ceiling DA has never been better – with the deadline getting closer, the GOP is feeling more pressured than ever to cave in to Obama’s demand for a “clean†deal. But, Obama needs PC to stave off GOP demand (a good angle to deal with most people’s thumpers/no pass args). The plan means Obama loses is leverage and has to give in to GOP hostage taking, causing further escalation of demands and the collapse of negotiations Also included is a small update for CIR – the story is surprisingly decent for this DA. Despite other fiscal fights and syria, congress will have just enough time to address immigration before elections. The plan disrupts the key sequencing of the agenda since any new agenda items are not calculated within the current congressional calendar. Also included is “no pass†and impact d for debt ceiling, “no pass†cards for immigration, and some thumpers to deal with anything else. Thursday File – 9/26/13. 2 Neg. 5 Shell 6 2NC Overview.. 10 Uniqueness/Link. 11 Uniqueness Wall 2NC. 12 AT: U O/W Link. 16 AT: Syria Thumper. 18 AT: Syria Thumper – Will Pass – Won’t Cost Capital 21 AT: Syria Thumper – Strikes Increase Capital 22 AT: Syria Thumper – No Vote in Congress. 23 AT: Continuing Rez Thumper. 25 AT: Budget Thumper – Not Top of Docket. 26 AT: Short Term Spending Thumper- Will Pass – Won’t Cost Capital 27 AT: Keystone Thumper. 28 AT: Health Care Thumper. 31 AT: Budget Thumper – Not Top of Docket. 36 2NC – AT EPA Thumper. 37 AT: Guns Thumper. 38 AT: Obama Can Give-In. 40 PC Key. 41 2NC Yes Spillover. 44 2NC Docket Link. 45 AT: PC Low.. 47 AT: No Pol Cap – Gallup Poll 48 AT: Obama Won’t Spend Capital on Debt Ceiling. 49 Links – Econ Engagement Costs Capital 51 AT: Dickinson. 53 AT: Winners Win. 55 AT: GOP Link Turn. 56 Impact. 58 AT: 2011 Means Impact is N/U.. 59 Default Coming Soon. 61 Econ Uniqueness – Reverse Causal – Default. 62 Econ Uniqueness – Consumer Confidence High. 63 AT: Not Global Decline. 64 Default Bad – Econ. 65 Default Bad - Credit Rating. 68 Default Bad - Dollar. 70 Econ Decline = War. 71 Econ Leadership – 2NC. 73 Spending Cuts Bad – Hege 2NC. 74 Yes Spending Cuts. 75 Spending Cuts Bad – Military Cuts Internals. 77 Military Cuts Impact Ext. - Hegemony. 78 Military Cuts Impact – Economy Module 2NC. 80 Spending Cuts Bad - Agencies. 82 2NC- Food Crisis Impact. 85 AT: Unilat Action S. 86 Aff - General 88 Multi Thumper – 2AC. 89 EPA Thumper – 2AC. 90 EPA Thumper – 1AR. 91 Immigration Thumper 2AC. 92 PC Wrong – 2AC. 93 Winners Win – 2AC. 94 Winners Win – 1AR. 95 Aff – Debt Ceiling. 96 Won’t pass – 2AC. 97 Won’t Pass – 1AR - Obamacare. 98 Won’t Pass – 1AR – PC Fails. 100 Won’t Pass – 1AR – Keystone. 101 AT: PC Key. 102 Uniqueness Overwhelms. 103 MPX D.. 105 MPX D – Unilat S. 106 Immigration. 107 Immigration 1NC. 108 Will Pass 2NC. 110 Won’t Pass 2AC. 112 Won’t Pass 1AR. 113 Syria Strikes. 115 No Strikes. 116 AT: PC Key. 118 Obama Will Strikes Without Congress. 119 Strikes Good – Iran Prolif. 120 Strikes Good – Obama Cred. 121 Strikes Good – Moral Obligation. 122 Strikes Good – Impact Turn Wall 123 Strikes Good – AT: Retaliation (Russia). 125 Strikes Bad – Russia/China Relations. 126 Strikes Bad – Hege/Mid East Influence. 127 Strikes Bad – Asia Pivot. 128 Other. 129 China LA Influence High 1NC. 130 Ext – China Influence Up. 131 US-China Relations High. 133 Collin Roark iis an assistant coach at the University of North Texas and has coached multiple college teams to late out-rounds of many national tournaments including Wake Forest (Octos), UT-Dallas (Finals), UNT (Finals), UMKC (Octos), Wichita State (First place). He has also been coaching high school debate for over 3 years. His students have been in elimination rounds of dozens of national tournaments, including semi-finals of the TOC and NDCA. He has worked at numerous debate camps and judged elimination of national tournaments, including finals of the TOC. He debated four years at Deer Park High School and four years and the University of Texas at Dallas where his accomplishments included: three time qualifier to the NDT, first-round bid to the NDT, octo-finals of the NDT, 1st place at the UMKC tournament, octo-finals of GSU, octos at Harvard (twice), semis of Georgia, semis of Emporia, Kentucky Rd Robin invite, Pittsburgh Rd Robin Invite, 1st place at the Arizona Debate Institute Fellows Tournament and numerous speaker awards. He debated four years at Deer Park High School and four years and the University of Texas at Dallas where his accomplishments included: three time qualifier to the NDT, first-round bid to the NDT, octo-finals of the NDT, 1st place at the UMKC tournament, octo-finals of GSU, octos at Harvard (twice), semis of Georgia, semis of Emporia, Kentucky Rd Robin invite, Pittsburgh Rd Robin Invite, 1st place at the Arizona Debate Institute Fellows Tournament and numerous speaker awards. Click here to download this file
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    This week’s Thursday file includes an update to the debt ceiling disadvantage along with a small update to immigration reform. The debt ceiling DA has never been better – with the deadline getting closer, the GOP is feeling more pressured than ever to cave in to Obama’s demand for a “clean†deal. But, Obama needs PC to stave off GOP demand (a good angle to deal with most people’s thumpers/no pass args). The plan means Obama loses is leverage and has to give in to GOP hostage taking, causing further escalation of demands and the collapse of negotiations Also included is a small update for CIR – the story is surprisingly decent for this DA. Despite other fiscal fights and syria, congress will have just enough time to address immigration before elections. The plan disrupts the key sequencing of the agenda since any new agenda items are not calculated within the current congressional calendar. Also included is “no pass†and impact d for debt ceiling, “no pass†cards for immigration, and some thumpers to deal with anything else. Thursday File – 9/26/13. 2 Neg. 5 Shell 6 2NC Overview.. 10 Uniqueness/Link. 11 Uniqueness Wall 2NC. 12 AT: U O/W Link. 16 AT: Syria Thumper. 18 AT: Syria Thumper – Will Pass – Won’t Cost Capital 21 AT: Syria Thumper – Strikes Increase Capital 22 AT: Syria Thumper – No Vote in Congress. 23 AT: Continuing Rez Thumper. 25 AT: Budget Thumper – Not Top of Docket. 26 AT: Short Term Spending Thumper- Will Pass – Won’t Cost Capital 27 AT: Keystone Thumper. 28 AT: Health Care Thumper. 31 AT: Budget Thumper – Not Top of Docket. 36 2NC – AT EPA Thumper. 37 AT: Guns Thumper. 38 AT: Obama Can Give-In. 40 PC Key. 41 2NC Yes Spillover. 44 2NC Docket Link. 45 AT: PC Low.. 47 AT: No Pol Cap – Gallup Poll 48 AT: Obama Won’t Spend Capital on Debt Ceiling. 49 Links – Econ Engagement Costs Capital 51 AT: Dickinson. 53 AT: Winners Win. 55 AT: GOP Link Turn. 56 Impact. 58 AT: 2011 Means Impact is N/U.. 59 Default Coming Soon. 61 Econ Uniqueness – Reverse Causal – Default. 62 Econ Uniqueness – Consumer Confidence High. 63 AT: Not Global Decline. 64 Default Bad – Econ. 65 Default Bad - Credit Rating. 68 Default Bad - Dollar. 70 Econ Decline = War. 71 Econ Leadership – 2NC. 73 Spending Cuts Bad – Hege 2NC. 74 Yes Spending Cuts. 75 Spending Cuts Bad – Military Cuts Internals. 77 Military Cuts Impact Ext. - Hegemony. 78 Military Cuts Impact – Economy Module 2NC. 80 Spending Cuts Bad - Agencies. 82 2NC- Food Crisis Impact. 85 AT: Unilat Action S. 86 Aff - General 88 Multi Thumper – 2AC. 89 EPA Thumper – 2AC. 90 EPA Thumper – 1AR. 91 Immigration Thumper 2AC. 92 PC Wrong – 2AC. 93 Winners Win – 2AC. 94 Winners Win – 1AR. 95 Aff – Debt Ceiling. 96 Won’t pass – 2AC. 97 Won’t Pass – 1AR - Obamacare. 98 Won’t Pass – 1AR – PC Fails. 100 Won’t Pass – 1AR – Keystone. 101 AT: PC Key. 102 Uniqueness Overwhelms. 103 MPX D.. 105 MPX D – Unilat S. 106 Immigration. 107 Immigration 1NC. 108 Will Pass 2NC. 110 Won’t Pass 2AC. 112 Won’t Pass 1AR. 113 Syria Strikes. 115 No Strikes. 116 AT: PC Key. 118 Obama Will Strikes Without Congress. 119 Strikes Good – Iran Prolif. 120 Strikes Good – Obama Cred. 121 Strikes Good – Moral Obligation. 122 Strikes Good – Impact Turn Wall 123 Strikes Good – AT: Retaliation (Russia). 125 Strikes Bad – Russia/China Relations. 126 Strikes Bad – Hege/Mid East Influence. 127 Strikes Bad – Asia Pivot. 128 Other. 129 China LA Influence High 1NC. 130 Ext – China Influence Up. 131 US-China Relations High. 133 Collin Roark iis an assistant coach at the University of North Texas and has coached multiple college teams to late out-rounds of many national tournaments including Wake Forest (Octos), UT-Dallas (Finals), UNT (Finals), UMKC (Octos), Wichita State (First place). He has also been coaching high school debate for over 3 years. His students have been in elimination rounds of dozens of national tournaments, including semi-finals of the TOC and NDCA. He has worked at numerous debate camps and judged elimination of national tournaments, including finals of the TOC. He debated four years at Deer Park High School and four years and the University of Texas at Dallas where his accomplishments included: three time qualifier to the NDT, first-round bid to the NDT, octo-finals of the NDT, 1st place at the UMKC tournament, octo-finals of GSU, octos at Harvard (twice), semis of Georgia, semis of Emporia, Kentucky Rd Robin invite, Pittsburgh Rd Robin Invite, 1st place at the Arizona Debate Institute Fellows Tournament and numerous speaker awards. He debated four years at Deer Park High School and four years and the University of Texas at Dallas where his accomplishments included: three time qualifier to the NDT, first-round bid to the NDT, octo-finals of the NDT, 1st place at the UMKC tournament, octo-finals of GSU, octos at Harvard (twice), semis of Georgia, semis of Emporia, Kentucky Rd Robin invite, Pittsburgh Rd Robin Invite, 1st place at the Arizona Debate Institute Fellows Tournament and numerous speaker awards.

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  16. File Name: Thursday File 9-12 - Debt Ceiling File Submitter: roarkdebate16 File Submitted: 12 Sep 2013 File Category: Thursday Files Resolution: Transportation This weeks Thursday file brings you an updated version of the debt ceiling disadvantage along with all of the uq/internal link nuts and bolts you will be needing on the aff. Earlier this week, we were all doomed to the fiery pits of politics hell. With controversy on Syria heating up and a “yes vote†for the military option appearing bleak, it appeared Obama was going to have zero PC left for the rest of his agenda. But alas, the politics Gods have spoken and delivered us salvation. Obama’s Tuesday speech was a game-changer by focusing on the diplomacy option with Syria, delaying a controversial vote on military action. The story on the debt ceiling disadvantage is that with Syria now taking a back seat and dying down, Obama will have the PC necessary to deliver a compromise on debt ceiling by the end of October. And, EVEN IF the diplomatic option falls through, delaying the vote will create the necessary time and space to ensure debt ceiling gets resolved. The new 1NC impact card is spectacular. The impact is fast, big, and definitely turns the case. For the aff house – “no pass†cards for debt ceiling and immigration AND very strong thumpers/general pc killers for every other obscure agenda item someone might try to pull out of left field. Thursday File 9-12 1NC. 5 2NC Overview**. 9 ****UNIQUENESS. 10 Will Pass – 2NC UQ Wall 12 Will Pass – Urgency. 14 Will Pass- Obama Push. 16 Will Pass – AT: GOP. 17 Will Pass – AT: Entitlement Reforms. 18 AT: Won’t Pass - Defund Obamacare. 19 AT: Won’t Pass- Defund Obamacare - Dave Winston Poll 21 AT: Won’t Pass - Obama Won’t Negotiate – Negotiations Now.. 22 AT: Won’t Pass - Obama Won’t Negotiate – Negotiations Inevitable. 23 AT: Obama Won’t Negotiate – Obama has to negotiate. 24 AT: Won’t Pass – Gridlock. 25 AT: U O/W Link. 26 ****LINK UNIQUENESS/LINKS. 28 Top of Docket 30 AT: Syria Thumper – 2NC F/L**. 32 AT: Syria Thumper – Will Pass – Won’t Cost Capital 38 AT: Syria Thumper – Strikes Increase Capital 39 AT: Syria Thumper – No Vote in Congress. 40 AT: Continuing Rez Thumper 42 AT: Budget Thumper – Not Top of Docket 43 AT: Short Term Spending Thumper- Will Pass – Won’t Cost Capital 44 AT: Health Care Thumper 45 AT: Immigration. 47 Pol Cap Key. 50 2NC Yes Spillover 51 2NC Docket Link. 52 Yes Pol Cap. 53 AT: No Pol Cap – Gallup Poll 54 AT: Obama Won’t Spend Capital on Debt Ceiling. 55 Links – Econ Engagement Costs Capital 57 AT: Dickinson. 59 AT: Winners Win. 61 AT: GOP Link Turn. 62 ****IMPACTS. 63 AT: 2011 Means Impact is N/U.. 64 Default Coming Soon. 66 Econ Uniqueness – Reverse Causal – Default 67 Econ Uniqueness – Consumer Confidence High. 68 AT: Not Global Decline. 69 Default Bad – Econ. 70 Default Bad - Credit Rating. 72 Default Bad - Dollar 73 Econ Decline = War 74 Econ Leadership – 2NC. 75 Spending Cuts Bad – Hege 2NC. 77 Yes Spending Cuts. 78 Spending Cuts Bad – Military Cuts Internals. 80 Military Cuts Impact Ext. - Hegemony. 81 Military Cuts Impact – Economy Module 2NC. 83 Spending Cuts Bad - Agencies. 85 2NC- Food Crisis Impact 88 ****AFF ANSWERS – TOP-SHELF. 90 Thumper – PC 2AC. 92 Thumper – Syria 2AC. 93 Thumper – Syria 1AR. 95 Thumper – Econ 2AC (vs non-econ da’s) 98 PC Wrong – 2AC. 99 Winners Win – 2AC. 100 Winners Win – 1AR. 102 ***AFF ANSWERS - DEBT. 104 Will Pass - Uniqueness O/W Link. 105 Won’t Pass – 2AC. 106 Won’t Pass – 1AR. 107 Won’t Pass – Partisanship. 108 Won’t Pass - Obama Won’t Negotiate. 110 Won’t Pass – Time Crunch. 112 Pol Cap Defense – Obama Not Key. 117 Pol Cap Defense – Obama not Strong. 119 Pol Cap Low – Syria. 122 Pol Cap Low – Gallup Poll 123 No Impact – Not Unique. 126 ***AFF ANSWERS - IMMIGRATION.. 128 Immigration – 2AC. 129 Immigration – 1AR – No Pass. 131 Collin Roark is an assistant coach at the University of North Texas and has coached multiple college teams to late out-rounds of many national tournaments including Wake Forest (Octos), UT-Dallas (Finals), UNT (Finals), UMKC (Octos), Wichita State (First place). This season UNT has had two top 25 ranked teams. He has also been coaching high school debate for over 3 years. His students have been in elimination rounds of dozens of national tournaments, including semi-finals of the TOC and NDCA. He has worked at numerous debate camps and judged elimination of national tournaments, including finals of the TOC. He debated four years at Deer Park High School and four years and the University of Texas at Dallas where his accomplishments included: three time qualifier to the NDT, first-round bid to the NDT, octo-finals of the NDT, 1st place at the UMKC tournament, octo-finals of GSU, octos at Harvard (twice), semis of Georgia, semis of Emporia, Kentucky Rd Robin invite, Pittsburgh Rd Robin Invite, 1st place at the Arizona Debate Institute Fellows Tournament and numerous speaker awards. He debated four years at Deer Park High School and four years and the University of Texas at Dallas where his accomplishments included: three time qualifier to the NDT, first-round bid to the NDT, octo-finals of the NDT, 1st place at the UMKC tournament, octo-finals of GSU, octos at Harvard (twice), semis of Georgia, semis of Emporia, Kentucky Rd Robin invite, Pittsburgh Rd Robin Invite, 1st place at the Arizona Debate Institute Fellows Tournament and numerous speaker awards. Click here to download this file
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    This weeks Thursday file brings you an updated version of the debt ceiling disadvantage along with all of the uq/internal link nuts and bolts you will be needing on the aff. Earlier this week, we were all doomed to the fiery pits of politics hell. With controversy on Syria heating up and a “yes vote†for the military option appearing bleak, it appeared Obama was going to have zero PC left for the rest of his agenda. But alas, the politics Gods have spoken and delivered us salvation. Obama’s Tuesday speech was a game-changer by focusing on the diplomacy option with Syria, delaying a controversial vote on military action. The story on the debt ceiling disadvantage is that with Syria now taking a back seat and dying down, Obama will have the PC necessary to deliver a compromise on debt ceiling by the end of October. And, EVEN IF the diplomatic option falls through, delaying the vote will create the necessary time and space to ensure debt ceiling gets resolved. The new 1NC impact card is spectacular. The impact is fast, big, and definitely turns the case. For the aff house – “no pass†cards for debt ceiling and immigration AND very strong thumpers/general pc killers for every other obscure agenda item someone might try to pull out of left field. Thursday File 9-12 1NC. 5 2NC Overview**. 9 ****UNIQUENESS. 10 Will Pass – 2NC UQ Wall 12 Will Pass – Urgency. 14 Will Pass- Obama Push. 16 Will Pass – AT: GOP. 17 Will Pass – AT: Entitlement Reforms. 18 AT: Won’t Pass - Defund Obamacare. 19 AT: Won’t Pass- Defund Obamacare - Dave Winston Poll 21 AT: Won’t Pass - Obama Won’t Negotiate – Negotiations Now.. 22 AT: Won’t Pass - Obama Won’t Negotiate – Negotiations Inevitable. 23 AT: Obama Won’t Negotiate – Obama has to negotiate. 24 AT: Won’t Pass – Gridlock. 25 AT: U O/W Link. 26 ****LINK UNIQUENESS/LINKS. 28 Top of Docket 30 AT: Syria Thumper – 2NC F/L**. 32 AT: Syria Thumper – Will Pass – Won’t Cost Capital 38 AT: Syria Thumper – Strikes Increase Capital 39 AT: Syria Thumper – No Vote in Congress. 40 AT: Continuing Rez Thumper 42 AT: Budget Thumper – Not Top of Docket 43 AT: Short Term Spending Thumper- Will Pass – Won’t Cost Capital 44 AT: Health Care Thumper 45 AT: Immigration. 47 Pol Cap Key. 50 2NC Yes Spillover 51 2NC Docket Link. 52 Yes Pol Cap. 53 AT: No Pol Cap – Gallup Poll 54 AT: Obama Won’t Spend Capital on Debt Ceiling. 55 Links – Econ Engagement Costs Capital 57 AT: Dickinson. 59 AT: Winners Win. 61 AT: GOP Link Turn. 62 ****IMPACTS. 63 AT: 2011 Means Impact is N/U.. 64 Default Coming Soon. 66 Econ Uniqueness – Reverse Causal – Default 67 Econ Uniqueness – Consumer Confidence High. 68 AT: Not Global Decline. 69 Default Bad – Econ. 70 Default Bad - Credit Rating. 72 Default Bad - Dollar 73 Econ Decline = War 74 Econ Leadership – 2NC. 75 Spending Cuts Bad – Hege 2NC. 77 Yes Spending Cuts. 78 Spending Cuts Bad – Military Cuts Internals. 80 Military Cuts Impact Ext. - Hegemony. 81 Military Cuts Impact – Economy Module 2NC. 83 Spending Cuts Bad - Agencies. 85 2NC- Food Crisis Impact 88 ****AFF ANSWERS – TOP-SHELF. 90 Thumper – PC 2AC. 92 Thumper – Syria 2AC. 93 Thumper – Syria 1AR. 95 Thumper – Econ 2AC (vs non-econ da’s) 98 PC Wrong – 2AC. 99 Winners Win – 2AC. 100 Winners Win – 1AR. 102 ***AFF ANSWERS - DEBT. 104 Will Pass - Uniqueness O/W Link. 105 Won’t Pass – 2AC. 106 Won’t Pass – 1AR. 107 Won’t Pass – Partisanship. 108 Won’t Pass - Obama Won’t Negotiate. 110 Won’t Pass – Time Crunch. 112 Pol Cap Defense – Obama Not Key. 117 Pol Cap Defense – Obama not Strong. 119 Pol Cap Low – Syria. 122 Pol Cap Low – Gallup Poll 123 No Impact – Not Unique. 126 ***AFF ANSWERS - IMMIGRATION.. 128 Immigration – 2AC. 129 Immigration – 1AR – No Pass. 131 Collin Roark is an assistant coach at the University of North Texas and has coached multiple college teams to late out-rounds of many national tournaments including Wake Forest (Octos), UT-Dallas (Finals), UNT (Finals), UMKC (Octos), Wichita State (First place). This season UNT has had two top 25 ranked teams. He has also been coaching high school debate for over 3 years. His students have been in elimination rounds of dozens of national tournaments, including semi-finals of the TOC and NDCA. He has worked at numerous debate camps and judged elimination of national tournaments, including finals of the TOC. He debated four years at Deer Park High School and four years and the University of Texas at Dallas where his accomplishments included: three time qualifier to the NDT, first-round bid to the NDT, octo-finals of the NDT, 1st place at the UMKC tournament, octo-finals of GSU, octos at Harvard (twice), semis of Georgia, semis of Emporia, Kentucky Rd Robin invite, Pittsburgh Rd Robin Invite, 1st place at the Arizona Debate Institute Fellows Tournament and numerous speaker awards. He debated four years at Deer Park High School and four years and the University of Texas at Dallas where his accomplishments included: three time qualifier to the NDT, first-round bid to the NDT, octo-finals of the NDT, 1st place at the UMKC tournament, octo-finals of GSU, octos at Harvard (twice), semis of Georgia, semis of Emporia, Kentucky Rd Robin invite, Pittsburgh Rd Robin Invite, 1st place at the Arizona Debate Institute Fellows Tournament and numerous speaker awards.

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  18. Sjoberg is tightt. writes the best fem IR articles. The affirmatives representations of “war†as a singular, bounded event ensures the continuation of everyday militarism and violence, turning the case. Sjoberg ‘6 (Laura, BA, University of Chicago; Ph.D., University of Southern California School of International Relations; J.D. Boston College Law School, is Assistant Professor of Political Science @ University of Florida “Gender, justice, and the wars in Iraqâ€, page number below, CMR) War is best understood as a continuum, or a process, rather than as a discrete event (Cuomo 1996, 31; Reardon 1985). An event starts and ends. The human security concerns above continue before, during, and after the "event" that the word "war" usually describes. The problem with not classifying these processes as and is that they are then accorded less weight in political discourse without these labels (Buzan l99l). It is important to recognize the human security impacts of traditional wars and other forms of political violence. Without recognizing this violence as war, political scientists risk missing the major sources of women's suffering in global politics. Crisis-based ethics ignore the suffering that leads up to and follows wars, taking attention away from everyday violence. These approaches are band-aids on gunshot wounds; they fail to address the major sources and manifestations of gender subordination in international conflict (Cuomo 1996). Chris Cuomo suggests that, "the spatial metaphors used to refer to war as a separate, bounded sphere indicate assumptions that war is a realm of human activity vastly removed from normal life" (I996, 30). War is not one event, separated from politics as usual. Instead, war is a process that affects and is affected by daily political life. A war happens when an intelligence operation unseats a government, when a terrorist bombs a coffee shop, and when a high school student opens fire at his school. In these situations, violence destroys individuals' security. Betty Reardon calls the global political arena a "war system," a continuum of physical and structural violence resulting from the masculine nature of the international political arena (1985). The war system understanding does not claim that all violence on the continuum is equally bad, but only as a claim that there are no clear delineating points between events of violence because violence is a continuum, not a series of unrelated, discrete events. The argument that war should not be seen as an isolated event serves as a powerful critique of just war theories' traditional definitions of war. The just war tradition assumes as foundational that war is a discrete event. Very few just war theorists analyze physical or structural violence before or after a war when they make determinations concerning the justice of the war. The just war tradition has no systemic measures to account for the suffering of a family that ate contaminated food during a food shortage in a war, went to a hospital lacking electricity and doctors, and had chronic stomach problems for the next twenty years. The immunity principle cannot count a woman whose malnourishment in a time of conflict deprived her breast milk of nourishment to feed her child, leaving the child chronically developmentally disabled. Just war has no way to analyze the impact of a war on a man who took the train to a job forty miles from home until the war destroyed the train. The just war tradition is inadequate to [end page 52] identify and analyze the institutional and structural violence that is an important part of the impact of combat. This inadequacy is in itself complicity: without a moral framework to judge these impacts of war, they will continue to fly under the radar. The just war tradition is isolated from the everyday life impacts of global political conflicts; this isolation helps obscure those impacts. Instead of taking account of militarism and structural violence, the gendered just war tradition creates the illusion that the moral problems with war are being fixed. The political employment of just war words gives the impression that each decision to engage in violence must pass a rigorous moral test. To listen to leaders of belligerent nations talk, only the wars that meet the restrictive limits of just war theories occur. If we listen to their opponents, their just war calculus has erred unforgivably. Even if the just war tradition was taken seriously by belligerents, most just war theories only attempt to regulate a small fraction of the coercive force in the world today: that which occurs in organized combat between recognized and recognizable combatants (Cuomo 1996). Formal war between belligerents is only one forum. Other wars take place other places: in covert operations, in military prisons, in bedrooms, in minefields, and in other places where the just war tradition does not know how to look. Still, Betty Reardon's classification of all sexism as violent and all violence as sexism is overly simplistic. At the very deepest level, it may hold some truth, but it will do little to sort out the morality of war-making or war-fighting. A better way to classify violence is to look at the gendered implications of various violences. Certainly, coercive violence usually if no( always involves competition and domination. There is gendered content to competition and domination; it is a pan of a gendered power system of social and political relations (Hooper 1998). Gendered violence is violence that needs gendered assumptions to make it possible. All violence is not war, but war is more than declared battles between recognized states. It is competition where the competing happens through the use of coercive violence. Competitive use of coercive force generally relies on the masculinization of self and the feminization of the enemy. This cycle of genderings is not a series of events but a social continuum. This modified understanding of a war system reflects feminisms' convictions that violences are continua that run through different levels of interpersonal and political interaction. A "decision to go to war" is at first glance somewhat paradoxical: if a "war system" is always around us, does going to war have meaning? Recognizing war as a continuum does not mean that wars do not have analytically distinct identities. Instead, a "war system" interpretation of war has three implications: first, wars start earlier and go on longer than traditional interpretations identify; second, wars reach deeper into societies than conventional reports would portray; finally, wars can be fought with a wider variety of means by a wider variety of actors than previously imagined. This interpretation relies on intellectual and emotional connections with those who are affected by war; feminist empathy analyzes levels of violence and war generally neglected by reactive approaches. [page 52-53]
  19. I guess you could call it agency specification if you want - the argument is not "which of the 3 branches does the plan" etc. It's just about the agent of implementation for US engagement strategies towards countries in LA. So you're correct it would also have more importance for topic-specific debates about solvency, specific cp and da ground etc.
  20. File Name: *A-Spec - Latin America - Reduced Price* File Submitter: roarkdebate16 File Submitted: 21 May 2013 File Category: Topicality Resolution: Transportation Yes, I know what you are thinking: A-Spec is dumb. And about 90 percent of the time, I would adamantly agree with you. However, I recently came across a number of really good cards about bureaucratic agency politics empirically undermining US engagement with Latin America. These cards are extremely specific and high quality. The coolest part of this component of the argument is that oftentimes the 2AC will just read their generic frontline to A-Spec and completely forget about the solvency debate. So in the block, you can just go for the substantive component of the argument and crush them on presumption + a disadvantage. Judges are often very unwilling to let the aff recover after a mistake like this, especially when you read several high-quality cards supporting your argument. This file is fully prepped through the negative block. ASPEC --- 1NC. 2 ASPEC --- 2NC Overview.. 3 ASPEC --- 2NC Solvency Takeouts. 4 ASPEC --- AT: C/I --- Normal Means. 7 ASPEC --- AT: C/I --- All 3 Branches. 8 ASPEC --- AT: C/I --- “The†= Mass Noun. 9 ASPEC --- AT: No Rez Basis---2NC. 10 ASPEC --- AT: Agent CPs bad. 11 ASPEC --- AT: Cross-ex checks. 12 ASPEC --- AT: Infinitely Regressive. 13 ASPEC --- AT: No Rez Basis. 14 ASPEC --- AT: Wrong Remedy / Not A Voting Issue. 15 ASPEC --- AT: No Ground Loss. 16 ASPEC --- AT: No Right To Those Args. 17 Please let me know if you have any questions. This file was produced by Collin Roark. He is an assistant coach at the University of North Texas and has coached multiple college teams to late out-rounds of many national tournaments including Wake Forest (Octos), UT-Dallas (Finals), UNT (Finals), UMKC (Octos), Wichita State (First place). This season UNT has had two top 25 ranked teams. He has also been coaching high school debate for over 3 years. His students have been in elimination rounds of dozens of national tournaments, including semi-finals of the TOC and NDCA. He has worked at numerous debate camps and judged elimination of national tournaments, including finals of the TOC. He debated four years at Deer Park High School and four years and the University of Texas at Dallas where his accomplishments included: three time qualifier to the NDT, first-round bid to the NDT, octo-finals of the NDT, 1st place at the UMKC tournament, octo-finals of GSU, octos at Harvard (twice), semis of Georgia, semis of Emporia, Kentucky Rd Robin invite, Pittsburgh Rd Robin Invite, 1st place at the Arizona Debate Institute Fellows Tournament and numerous speaker awards. He debated four years at Deer Park High School and four years and the University of Texas at Dallas where his accomplishments included: three time qualifier to the NDT, first-round bid to the NDT, octo-finals of the NDT, 1st place at the UMKC tournament, octo-finals of GSU, octos at Harvard (twice), semis of Georgia, semis of Emporia, Kentucky Rd Robin invite, Pittsburgh Rd Robin Invite, 1st place at the Arizona Debate Institute Fellows Tournament and numerous speaker awards. Click here to download this file
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    Yes, I know what you are thinking: A-Spec is dumb. And about 90 percent of the time, I would adamantly agree with you. However, I recently came across a number of really good cards about bureaucratic agency politics empirically undermining US engagement with Latin America. These cards are extremely specific and high quality. The coolest part of this component of the argument is that oftentimes the 2AC will just read their generic frontline to A-Spec and completely forget about the solvency debate. So in the block, you can just go for the substantive component of the argument and crush them on presumption + a disadvantage. Judges are often very unwilling to let the aff recover after a mistake like this, especially when you read several high-quality cards supporting your argument. This file is fully prepped through the negative block. ASPEC --- 1NC. 2 ASPEC --- 2NC Overview.. 3 ASPEC --- 2NC Solvency Takeouts. 4 ASPEC --- AT: C/I --- Normal Means. 7 ASPEC --- AT: C/I --- All 3 Branches. 8 ASPEC --- AT: C/I --- “The†= Mass Noun. 9 ASPEC --- AT: No Rez Basis---2NC. 10 ASPEC --- AT: Agent CPs bad. 11 ASPEC --- AT: Cross-ex checks. 12 ASPEC --- AT: Infinitely Regressive. 13 ASPEC --- AT: No Rez Basis. 14 ASPEC --- AT: Wrong Remedy / Not A Voting Issue. 15 ASPEC --- AT: No Ground Loss. 16 ASPEC --- AT: No Right To Those Args. 17 Please let me know if you have any questions. This file was produced by Collin Roark. He is an assistant coach at the University of North Texas and has coached multiple college teams to late out-rounds of many national tournaments including Wake Forest (Octos), UT-Dallas (Finals), UNT (Finals), UMKC (Octos), Wichita State (First place). This season UNT has had two top 25 ranked teams. He has also been coaching high school debate for over 3 years. His students have been in elimination rounds of dozens of national tournaments, including semi-finals of the TOC and NDCA. He has worked at numerous debate camps and judged elimination of national tournaments, including finals of the TOC. He debated four years at Deer Park High School and four years and the University of Texas at Dallas where his accomplishments included: three time qualifier to the NDT, first-round bid to the NDT, octo-finals of the NDT, 1st place at the UMKC tournament, octo-finals of GSU, octos at Harvard (twice), semis of Georgia, semis of Emporia, Kentucky Rd Robin invite, Pittsburgh Rd Robin Invite, 1st place at the Arizona Debate Institute Fellows Tournament and numerous speaker awards. He debated four years at Deer Park High School and four years and the University of Texas at Dallas where his accomplishments included: three time qualifier to the NDT, first-round bid to the NDT, octo-finals of the NDT, 1st place at the UMKC tournament, octo-finals of GSU, octos at Harvard (twice), semis of Georgia, semis of Emporia, Kentucky Rd Robin invite, Pittsburgh Rd Robin Invite, 1st place at the Arizona Debate Institute Fellows Tournament and numerous speaker awards.

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