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  1. 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.

     



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  2. 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

     



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  3. 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.


    Carbon Tax CP. 1
    Overview.. 3
    FYI 4
    Top-Shelf 5
    1nc text – fee + dividend. 6
    1nc text – sin tax. 7
    1nc – warming. 9
    2nc – warming. 10
    1nc – oil 13
    1nc – laundry list (longer*). 14
    1nc – laundry list (short). 17
    2nc – other countries/economists. 18
    Solvency Extensions. 19
    Solves – Warming. 20
    Solves – Warming/Oil Consumption. 25
    Solves – Modeling**. 26
    Solves – International Coop. 29
    Solves – Oil Dependence. 30
    Solves – Oil Prices/Dependence. 32
    Solves – Coal/Natural Gas/Nuke Power. 33
    Solves – Agriculture. 34
    Solves – Disease/Invasive Species. 35
    Solves – Energy Extraction. 36
    Solves – Renewables/Efficiency. 37
    Solves – Econ. 41
    Solves – Econ (Jobs). 42
    Solves – Competitiveness/Heg. 43
    Solves – Soft Power/Heg***. 44
    Revenue-Neutral Solvency. 45
    Phased Solvency. 46
    Politics Shields. 47
    Avoids Politics. 48
    Avoids Politics – Fee + Dividend EXTN.. 54
    Avoids Politics – Obama No Push EXTN.. 55
    Avoids Politics – Internal Change EXTN.. 57
    Avoids Politics – Consensus/No PC EXTN.. 58
    Avoids Politics (Public Supports). 60
    2NC NB – Coercion. 61
    Neg – 2NC AT: 63
    AT: Carbon Leakage. 64
    AT: Border Tax X WTO.. 67
    AT: Trade Deficit/Competitiveness. 71
    AT: Implementation Issues/Delay. 72
    AT: Ineffective/No Solve Consumption. 74
    AT: Consistency/Politics. 75
    AT: Transition Bad. 76
    AT: Econ Turns. 77
    AT: Manufacturing. 79
    AT: Consumers. 80
    AT: Low Income/Poor People. 82
    AT: Oil Shocks Turn. 83
    AT: Oil Markets. 84
    AT: Hurts Energy-Intensive Consumers/Industries. 85

     



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  4. But, is it highlighted? 

     

    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.

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  5. 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

     



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  6. 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.

     



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  7. 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.

     



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  8. 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.

     



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  9. 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]

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  10. 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. 


  11. 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.

     

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  12. Next year I will be (hopefully) debating at UW. I have a few questions:

    1. What's the biggest things I should be ready for in the transition from high school to collegiate policy debate?

     

    2. What can I start doing now to prepare for next year?

     

    3. Best way to manage time? (Between college courses & tournaments, etc.) 

     

    Thanks in advance for any advice!

     

    I debated four years in college and am now a second-year graduate student/coach.

     

    3. Managing time - 

     

    the thing I tell most high school debaters is that if you were able to successfully manage your time in high school, you already have the experience and skills needed to balance college. a few general things to keep in mind 

     

    schedule - this may sound silly, but you would be surprised how critical it will be to your academic and competitive success - it is important that you realize when you are missing quizzes/exams so you can notify your professors as soon as possible and schedule make-up exams. this will also help you plan your assignments/research hours - nobody wants to have an assignment due that they have been putting off that is the same day as an exam. 

     

    school > debate - I will be the first to admit that debate was my primary concern in college, but you really can't underestimate the importance of keeping up with your studies and having good grades. debate is fun, but for most of us it is just a small part of our lives. it is a game and is less important than getting a degree and having a solid gpa. and the disad turns the case - if you fail or your gpa is too low, you will be academically ineligible to compete. I would implore you to make sure you have your academic house in order above anything else your freshmen/sophmore year

     

    all work and no play - it is perfectly reasonable to be spending a few hours a day on debate research, but don't forget to do non-debate extracurricular activites - all part of not getting burnt out - and I think it actually makes you alot more productive if you spread out your debate research throughout the day - take some time to watch a tv show, go for a jog, troll skyrim, etc etc. there are so many great opportunities in college outside of debate, don't let them pass you by 

     

    1. College debate is much more competitive. The comparison I always like to give is imagining your toughest high school debate - now imagine that being the new base-level for every prelim debate at a college tournament. If you are debating in varsity, most people have atleast 3-4 years of debate experience. People's arguments are much more nuanced and well-researched. This is not to say you will not have any success early on in your college debate career. Rather, you should view it as a long-term process - yes, you might lose some debates your freshmen year - but having lots of good debates (win OR lose) is exactly what will help you improve. It is not about how well you do your first year of college debate but about setting realistic short-term goals you can accomplish and then working towards the bigger ones like clearing at the NDT, etc.

     

    listen to your coaches. seriously. ask them questions. I don't care how dumb they might seem. most college coaches are not going to push you any harder than you are willing to push yourself. you need to show your are invested in both the team and your own personal success. 

     

    don't bit off more than you can chew - most debate programs don't really have rigorous card cutting requirements - you should only take an assignment if you are willing and capable of doing it - the worst thing that can happen is you take an assignment only to have it not be done for an important debate relevant to one of your team members.  

     

     

    2. Yes, reading the topic is helpful and important. 

     

    You said you plan on debating at wyoming? I would not be too concerned about jumping right in to research although maybe a few cursory searches related to arguments you are interested in couldn't hurt. The reason I say this is that most college programs, such as wyoming and UTD, have excellent coaching staffs that do a really good job of helping you plan and develop strategies/divide up and coordinate research. If you were to spend several days early in the summer cutting cards, some of those might end up being not as relevant to your assignments/team strategies. Instead, I would keep in touch with your coaches and wait till you recieve a regular assignment. 

     

    Lastly, it is the summer after your last year of high school. It is awesome you are excited and eager to work, but feel free to take a break and relax for a few weeks. The worst thing that can happen is you get burnt out early in the summer. You will have plenty of time to get on top of research and really focus on improving your skills once summer work sessions and school roll around. 

     

    Regular speed drills never hurt anyone 

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  13. File Name: **Impact D Toolbox (Latin America)** Reduced Price

    File Submitter: roarkdebate16

    File Submitted: 08 May 2013

    File Category: Impacts

     

    This is a comprehensive impact defense file. Although it is by no means exhaustive, it covers the classic big-stick terminal impacts people do serious damage with.

    I have also focused on some common impacts people will be reading on next year's Latin America topic such as US/China regional influence, latin american stability, etc etc.

    Why is this file a must-have?

    • Impact defense wins debates. A good impact defense file might just be one of the critical assets to your competitive success. If you can answer no other part of the case, you can atleast deny their terminal impact claims which is central to winning disadvantages and even kritik debates (i'm talking to you, lawless hippies).
    • Recency and quality - most of the cards are A+ and from the past 3 years - don't lose a close round on poor impact defense
    • Latin America - the topic specific cards are very solid and will give you an edge moving into the next season
    • Price/Volume - 6 dollars for over 60 pages of evidence you will use the rest of your debate career is a steal.


    Pleas let me know if you have any questions!


    china heg f/l 2
    china heg f/l – containment turn. 4
    china trade war f/l 5
    china war/competition f/l 6
    china war f/l 7
    china war f/l – south china seas defense. 10
    democracy f/l 12
    democracy f/l – at: demo promo. 14
    democracy f/l – war defense. 16
    democracy f/l – general impact defense. 17
    economy f/l 19
    environment/biod f/l 21
    heg f/l 24
    heg f/l – no solve war. 26
    iran influence f/l 28
    iran aggression f/l 29
    latin america stability f/l 31
    mexico stability f/l 32
    middle east war f/l 34
    prolif f/l 36
    resource wars f/l 38
    russia relations f/l 42
    russia war f/l 45
    science diplomacy f/l 47
    soft power f/l 49
    terror f/l – no wmd. 50
    terror f/l – no nuclear. 52
    terror f/l – no bioterrorism.. 54
    terror f/l – no retaliation. 56
    trade war/protectionism f/l 58
    us-latin america relations – alt cause – cuba. 59
    us-mexico relations f/l – alt causes. 61
    warming f/l – cooling/alarmism.. 62
    warming f/l – no tipping pts. 64

    Collin Roark is an assistant coach at the University of North Texas. After joining the staff this year, UNT cleared two teams at the National Debate Tournament. 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: *NFL Politics Toolbox - Reduced Price*

    File Submitter: roarkdebate16

    File Submitted: 10 May 2013

    File Category: Disadvantages

    Resolution: Transportation

     

    This file is your must-have politics toolbox for NFL/NCFL. It includes a comprehensive impact core for the immigration DA (which it seems will be unique for the remainder of the season and possibly even going into next year) and also the politics internals file I produced earlier this year. A few highlights ---

    a) Biotech - it's an awesome impact to read to the immigration DA since it is insulated from the economy/heg (which are some of the most common impacts people read) and also a non-war impact. the overview includes a ton of great impact calc cards for winning bioterror outweighs nuclear war. this is an awesome angle to have because it means that even if you don't have a bunch of specific case defense, you can condense down to impact calc in the 2nr and crush them on "only bioterror causes extinction"

    b. Impact diversity - even if biotech/bioterror isn't your jazz, this file has plenty of other sweet impacts like the economy/heg, clean tech, etc - these all double as "turns the case" arguments you should include in your overview

    c) Price/value - For only 4.50, this file is a steal - it has the impact cards you'll need to win this disadvantage and lots of useful internal link cards that will be relevant to next years topic

    Index below, please let me know if you have any questions.


    Immigration - MPX. 3
    MPX – Biotech + Bioterror 1NC. 4
    MPX – Biotech + Bioterror 2NC. 6
    ---Immigration Key 2NC. 9
    ---Solves Bioterror 2NC. 12
    ---Preparation Key 2NC. 13
    ---Defense Thumper 2NC. 15
    MPX – China/India. 17
    MPX – Clean Tech. 19
    MPX – Competitiveness. 21
    MPX – Econ. 23
    MPX – Econ 2NC Internals. 25
    MPX – Econ (Citizenship Internal). 29
    MPX – Heg/Econ. 31
    MPX – Kritik/Structural Violence. 34
    MPX – Kritik/Structural Violence 2NC. 36
    MPX – Semiconductors. 37
    MPX – Terrorism/Econ. 39
    AT: Brain Drain Turn. 40
    AT: Overpopulation Turn. 42
    AT: Wages Turn. 46
    Aff Internals. 51
    2ac – winners win + pc not key - Hirsh. 52
    2ac – winners win – gop unity. 54
    1ar winners win - general 55
    1ar winners win – confrontation = momentum.. 60
    1ar winners win – framing. 61
    1ar winners win – link magnifies. 62
    1ar winners win – obama specific. 63
    2ac pc not key. 64
    1ar pc not key. 65
    1ar pc not key – at: dickinson indict. 69
    2ac Obama No Push. 70
    Neg Internals. 71
    A2 Winners Win. 72
    A2 Winners Win – Extensions. 74
    A2 Winners Win – Extensions – Overreaching. 75
    A2 Winners Win – Extensions – Finite + Agenda-Setting. 78
    A2 Winners Win – Extensions – Bandwidth. 79
    A2 Winners Win – Extensions – Crowd-Out. 81
    PC Finite. 82
    A2 Hirsh evidence (Winners Win). 85
    A2 Dickerson Evidence (GOP Unity Turn). 87
    A2 Klein Evidence (PC Fails). 92
    A2 Compartmentalization. 94
    A2 Compartmentalization – Yes Vote Switching. 96
    A2 Compartmentalization – Dickinson Specific. 97

    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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  15. File Name: Climate Adaptation Neg

    File Submitter: roarkdebate16

    File Submitted: 17 Apr 2013

    File Category: Critiques

    Resolution: Transportation

     

    This is a useful case neg supplement to deal with the popular climate adaptation aff alot of teams are reading. The primary focus of the file is a capitalism K with a bunch of specific links to the plan (including a 2nc link wall with analytics and extensions already scripted). Also includes some solid answers to "fed key to disaster relief." Most of these cards are brand new (minus some of the cap impact/alt cards which are all quality). Please email me me if you have any questions about it.


    Case Debate. 2
    1nc disaster cap turn. 3
    2nc disaster cap turn. 5
    States CP. 9
    AT: Fed K Disaster Aid. 10
    Cap K. 14
    1NC 99 Percent K. 15
    2NC Link Wall 19
    AT: Framework. 21
    AT: Perm.. 23
    AT: Competitive Policy Option/McClean. 26
    AT: Alt not a policy. 27
    AT: Alt = Utopian. 28
    AT: Cap Inevitable. 29
    AT: Gibson-Graham.. 32

    Collin 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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  16. File Name: Russia Relations Adv CP

    File Submitter: roarkdebate16

    File Submitted: 17 Apr 2013

    File Category: Counterplans

    Resolution: Transportation

     

    This was an advantage CP written to solve the Russia Relations adv for the Bering Strait aff/also some add-ons and internal links to other advs. I am not posting the entirety of the index because it has not been read yet and I would like for the buyer(s) to be able to maintain the element of surprise. Politics is an excellent net benefit along with any other DA's you have based off the tunnel. Please message me if you have any questions.


    1NC CP. 2
    2NC Overview.. 4
    Avoids Politics. 9
    Solves Relations. 11
    Solves Accidents/War. 13
    AT: ------------ 15
    AT: -----------. 16
    AT: ------------ 19


    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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  17. Not exactly specific to apocalyptic rhetoric, but zizek wrote a book called "violence" where criticizes focus on "subjective violence" as a strategy to prevent us from criticizing structural forces which produce much more insidious forms of systemic violence - good link to war reps/util 

     

     

    Focus on easily identifiable flashpoints of conflict misses the boat – only focusing on the background can solve the root cause – they cannot be viewed from the same stand point – the call to act will be strong but responding creates a stop-gap which prevents engaging in criticisms of capital 

    Zizek ‘8 [slavoj Violence p 1-4]

    If there is a unifying thesis that runs through the bric-a-brac of reflections on violence that follow, it is that a similar paradox holds true for violence. At the forefront of our minds, the obvious signals of violence are acts of crime and terror, civil unrest, international conflict. But we should learn to step back, to disentangle ourselves from the fascinating lure of this directly visible “subjective†violence, violence performed by a clearly identifiable agent. We need to perceive the contours of the background which generates such outbursts. A step back enables us to identify a violence that sustains our very efforts to fight violence and to promote tolerance.  This is the starting point, perhaps even the axiom, of the present book: subjective violence is just the most visible portion of a triumvirate that also includes two objective kinds of violence. First, there is a “symbolic†violence embodied in language and its forms, what Heidegger would call “our house of being.†As we shall see later, this violence is not only at work in the obvious—and extensively studied—cases of incitement and of the relations of social domination reproduced in our habitual speech forms: there is a more fundamental form of violence still that pertains to language as such, to its imposition of a certain universe of meaning. Second, there is what I call “systemic†violence, or the often catastrophic consequences of the smooth functioning of our economic and political systems.  The catch is that subjective and objective violence cannot be perceived from the same standpoint: subjective violence is experienced as such against the background of a non-violent zero level. It is seen as a perturbation of the “normal,†peaceful state of things. However, objective violence is precisely the violence inherent to this “normal†state of things. Objective violence is invisible since it sustains the very zero-level standard against which we perceive something as subjectively violent. Systemic violence is thus something like the notorious “dark matter†of physics, the counterpart to an all-too- visible subjective violence. It may be invisible, but it has to be taken into account if one is to make sense of what otherwise seem to be “irrational†explosions of subjective violence.  When the media bombard us with those “humanitarian crises†which seem constantly to pop up all over the world, one should always bear in mind that a particular crisis only explodes into media visibility as the result of a complex struggle. Properly humanitarian considerations as a rule play a less important role here than cultural, ideologico-political, and economic considerations. The cover story of Time magazine on 5 June 2006, for example, was “The Deadliest War in the World.†This offered detailed documentation on how around 4 million people died in the Democratic Republic of Congo as the result of political violence over the last decade. None of the usual humanitarian uproar followed, just a couple of readers’ letters—as if some kind of filtering mechanism blocked this news from achieving its full impact in our symbolic space. To put it cynically, Time picked the wrong victim in the struggle for hegemony in suffering. It should have stuck to the list of usual suspects: Muslim women and their plight, or the families of 9/11 victims and how they have coped with their losses. The Congo today has effectively re-emerged as a Conradean “heart of darkness.†No one dares to confront it head on. The death of a West Bank Palestinian child, not to mention an Israeli or an American, is mediatically worth thousands of times more than the death of a nameless Congolese.  Do we need further proof that the humanitarian sense of urgency is mediated, indeed overdetermined, by clear political considerations? And what are these considerations? To answer this, we need to step back and take a look from a different position. When the U.S. media reproached the public in foreign countries for not displaying enough sympathy for the victims of the 9/11 attacks, one was tempted to answer them in the words Robespierre addressed to those who complained about the innocent victims of revolutionary terror: “Stop shaking the tyrant’s bloody robe in my face, or I will believe that you wish to put Rome in chains.â€1  Instead of confronting violence directly, the present book casts six sideways glances. There are reasons for looking at the problem of violence awry. My underlying premise is that there is something inherently mystifying in a direct confrontation with it: the overpowering horror of violent acts and empathy with the victims inexorably function as a lure which prevents us from thinking. A dispassionate conceptual development of the typology of violence must by definition ignore its traumatic impact. Yet there is a sense in which a cold analysis of violence somehow reproduces and participates in its horror. A distinction needs to be made, as well, between (factual) truth and truthfulness: what renders a report of a raped woman (or any other narrative of a trauma) truthful is its very factual unreliability, its confusion, its inconsistency. If the victim were able to report on her painful and humiliating experience in a clear manner, with all the data arranged in a consistent order, this very quality would make us suspicious of its truth. The problem here is part of the solution: the very factual deficiencies of the traumatised subject’s report on her experience bear witness to the truthfulness of her report, since they signal that the reported content “contaminated†the manner of reporting it. The same holds, of course, for the so-called unreliability of the verbal reports of Holocaust survivors: the witness able to offer a clear narrative of his camp experience would disqualify himself by virtue of that clarity.2 The only appropriate approach to my subject thus seems to be one which permits variations on violence kept at a distance out of respect towards its victims.


     

    Capital is the root cause of all of their impacts – you should denounce their simply relationship with violence because the system of capital produces the material reality which makes violence inevitable

    Zizek ‘8 Slavoj Violence p 11-12

    There is an old joke about a husband who returns home earlier than usual from work and finds his wife in bed with another man. The surprised wife exclaims: “Why have you come back early?†The husband furiously snaps back: “What are you doing in bed with another man?†The wife calmly replies: “I asked you a question first—don’t try to squeeze out of it by changing the topic!†The same goes for violence: the task is precisely to change the topic, to move from the desperate humanitarian SOS call to stop violence to the analysis of that other SOS, the complex interaction of the three modes of violence: subjective, objective, and symbolic. The lesson is thus that one should resist the fascination of subjective violence, of violence enacted by social agents, evil individuals, disciplined repressive apparatuses, fanatical crowds: subjective violence is just the most visible of the three.  The notion of objective violence needs to be thoroughly historicised: it took on a new shape with capitalism. Marx described the mad, self-enhancing circulation of capital, whose solipsistic path of parthenogenesis reaches its apogee in today’s meta-reflexive speculations on futures. It is far too simplistic to claim that the spectre of this self-engendering monster that pursues its path disregarding any human or environmental concern is an ideological abstraction and that behind this abstraction there are real people and natural objects on whose productive capacities and resources capital’s circulation is based and on which it feeds like a gigantic parasite. The problem is that this “abstraction†is not only in our financial speculators’ misperception of social reality, but that it is “real†in the precise sense of determining the structure of the material social processes: the fate of whole strata of the population and sometimes of whole countries can be decided by the “solipsistic†speculative dance of capital, which pursues its goal of profitability in blessed indifference to how its movement will affect social reality. So Marx’s point is not primarily to reduce this second dimension to the first one, that is, to demonstrate how the theological mad dance of commodities arises out of the antagonisms of “real life.†Rather his point is that one cannot properly grasp the first (the social reality of material production and social interaction) without the second: it is the self-propelling metaphysical dance of capital that runs the show, that provides the key to real-life developments and catastrophes. Therein resides the fundamental systemic violence of capitalism, much more uncanny than any direct pre capitalist socio-ideological violence: this violence is no longer attributable to concrete individuals and their “evil†intentions, but is purely “objective,†systemic, anonymous. Here we encounter the Lacanian difference between reality and the Real: “reality†is the social reality of the actual people involved in interaction and in the productive processes, while the Real is the inexorable “abstract,†spectral logic of capital that determines what goes on in social reality. One can experience this gap in a palpable way when one visits a country where life is obviously in shambles. We see a lot of ecological decay and human misery. However, the economist’s report that one reads afterwards informs us that the country’s economic situation is “financially soundâ€â€”reality doesn’t matter, what matters is the situation of capital... 

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  18. File Name: Politics Internal Link Toolbox

    File Submitter: roarkdebate16

    File Submitted: 11 Feb 2013

    File Category: Disadvantages

    Resolution: Transportation

     

    This is a comprehensive file dealing with the internal link debate for the politics disad. Reasons this file is a must-have:

     

    a) Two of the central arguments you will have to deal with your entire career debating politics is a) whether pc is key to the agenda and b ) is pc finite/can obama create momentum through wins on policies. This file gives you all of the evidence you will need to effectively execute either side of the debate. If you are a big fan of "pc not key",

     

    b )Recency and specificity - The file includes 2013 updates on every issue. The Singer '09 card is sick but a bit outdated and not going to get the job done anymore. And for the other side, reading evidence to answers winners win or pc theory from the 90's is embarrassing.

     

    c) Quality - in addition to evidence from books (yes, the kind you have to scan and get from the library), this file includes evidence from political science professors and top political analysts. These qualifications help you to make meaningful comparisons and distinctions to decisively win micro-debates.

     

    The author of this file is 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.

     

    Index for the file

     

    Aff Internals. 2

    2ac – winners win + pc not key - Hirsh. 3

    2ac – winners win – gop unity. 5

    1ar winners win - general 6

    1ar winners win – confrontation = momentum.. 11

    1ar winners win – framing. 12

    1ar winners win – link magnifies. 13

    1ar winners win – obama specific. 14

    2ac pc not key. 15

    1ar pc not key. 16

    1ar pc not key – at: dickinson indict. 20

    2ac Obama No Push. 21

    Neg Internals. 22

    A2 Winners Win. 23

    A2 Winners Win – Extensions. 25

    A2 Winners Win – Extensions – Overreaching. 26

    A2 Winners Win – Extensions – Finite + Agenda-Setting. 29

    A2 Winners Win – Extensions – Bandwidth. 30

    A2 Winners Win – Extensions – Crowd-Out. 32

    PC Finite. 33

    A2 Hirsh evidence (Winners Win). 36

    A2 Dickerson Evidence (GOP Unity Turn). 38

    A2 Klein Evidence (PC Fails). 43

    A2 Compartmentalization. 45

    A2 Compartmentalization – Yes Vote Switching. 47

    A2 Compartmentalization – Dickinson Specific. 48

     

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  19. File Name: Thursday File 2-7-13 + Friday Addendum

    File Submitter: roarkdebate16

    File Submitted: 07 Feb 2013

    File Category: Thursday Files

    Resolution: Transportation

     

    This week’s file includes an update for the comprehensive immigration reform DA (along with the files from the past two weeks). The main focus of my work was a uniqueness sweep but some other noticeable updates and additions include:

     

    Impact turns (and neg a2: impact turns) – There are a number of benefits to having the ability to impact turn the politics DA on the aff. You might hit a CP that you didn’t predict and are lacking a good solvency deficit/offense, your aff might be on the wrong side of a link turn, etc – impact turning politics will get you back in the game. If you’re negative, this file covers negative responses to potential impact turns and help will prevent you from being caught off guard. Since the immigration DA will probably be alive for a big chunk of this next semester, this will be an excellent file to have even if you’re not debating this weekend.

     

    Impact update – includes a number of new/recent cards – specifically, a hot 1nc card that says the impact is quicker than any benefit from infrastructure investment.

     

    New internal link work – with the Senate pursuing their own vision for immigration reforms, the literature has increasingly been pointed towards “obama not key.†This file includes new cards that effectively respond to that.

     

    Aff updates – because we can’t always be negative

     

    This week’s author is 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.

     

    Table of Contents

    Friday Addendum...................................................................................................................................................................... 6

    Immigration – Will Pass........................................................................................................................................................ 7

    2ac nominations thumper.................................................................................................................................................. 10

    AT: Nomination Thumper................................................................................................................................................. 11

    Strategy Guide............................................................................................................................................................................... 12

    Immigration Reform Shell................................................................................................................................................. 14

    Uniqueness Extensions............................................................................................................................................................ 17

    UQ: Uniqueness Wall....................................................................................................................................................... 18

    UQ: Obama has capital now........................................................................................................................................... 29

    UQ: Obama Pushing Immigration Reform Now...................................................................................................... 30

    UQ: Top of the Docket..................................................................................................................................................... 32

    UQ: AT: Obama Will Do Immigration Reform By Executive Order................................................................ 34

    UQ: AT: Piecemeal Bill..................................................................................................................................................... 35

    UQ: Answers to: Citizenship Blocks Passage............................................................................................................... 36

    UQ: AT: Border Security Conditions............................................................................................................................... 37

    UQ: AT: Obama Will Delegate-Won’t Lead on Immigration Reform.................................................................... 38

    UQ: AT: Thumpers.............................................................................................................................................................. 39

    UQ: AT: Debt Ceiling Thumper..................................................................................................................................... 40

    UQ: AT: Gun Control Thumper................................................................................................................................... 41

    UQ: AT: Hagel Thumper.................................................................................................................................................... 47

    UQ: AT: Nominations Thumper....................................................................................................................................... 49

    UQ: AT: NLRB Thumper................................................................................................................................................... 50

    UQ: AT: Vote a Long Way Off..................................................................................................................................... 52

    UQ: AT: Uniqueness Overwhelms Link......................................................................................................................... 53

    UQ: AT: Won’t use PC on Immigration....................................................................................................................... 55

    UQ: AT: High-Skilled Inevitable/Piecemeal................................................................................................................... 56

    Link Extensions........................................................................................................................................................................ 58

    Generic Link Extensions..................................................................................................................................................... 59

    2NC Crowd-Out Link*....................................................................................................................................................... 61

    Climate Links...................................................................................................................................................................... 62

    Links: Winners Win Answers......................................................................................................................................... 63

    Internal Link Extensions......................................................................................................................................................... 65

    Internals: Political Capital is Key................................................................................................................................ 66

    Internals: PC Key/A2 Obama Bad.................................................................................................................................. 69

    Internal Links: Popularity key to political capital................................................................................................... 71

    Internals: Immigration Reform Includes Path to Citizenship............................................................................... 72

    Internals: Immigration Reform Includes Skilled Worker Reform............................................................................. 73

    Internals: Now is Key......................................................................................................................................................... 75

    Internals: Republicans Key to Agenda........................................................................................................................ 76

    Impacts...................................................................................................................................................................................... 77

    Impact Overview................................................................................................................................................................. 78

    Impact - Ag............................................................................................................................................................................... 79

    Agriculture Impact Module............................................................................................................................................... 80

    Agriculture Impacts: Immigration Reform Key to Ag........................................................................................... 81

    Agriculture Impacts: Immigration Reform Key to Sustainable Ag..................................................................... 82

    Impact – Alt Energy................................................................................................................................................................ 83

    Alternative Energy Impacts............................................................................................................................................... 84

    Impacts – Economy................................................................................................................................................................ 85

    Economy Impacts: Immigration Reform Key to Economy................................................................................... 86

    Economy Impacts: Immigration Reform Key to Economy................................................................................... 88

    Economy Impacts: Skilled Workers Key to Economy............................................................................................ 89

    Economy Impacts: AT: Impact Empirically Denied.............................................................................................. 90

    Environment Impacts......................................................................................................................................................... 91

    Hegemony Impact Module............................................................................................................................................... 92

    Competitiveness Impacts.................................................................................................................................................. 93

    Competitiveness Internals: Immigration Reform Key to Competitiveness....................................................... 95

    Impacts – India Relations..................................................................................................................................................... 97

    India Relations Module.................................................................................................................................................... 98

    India Relations—AT: Relations Resilient................................................................................................................... 99

    India Internals: Immigration Reform Key to US-India Relations..................................................................... 101

    India Relations: Democracy Impacts........................................................................................................................ 102

    India Relations: Economy Impacts............................................................................................................................ 103

    India Relations: Indian Economy Impacts............................................................................................................... 104

    India Relations: Iran Prolif Impact........................................................................................................................... 105

    India Relations: Laundry List Impacts..................................................................................................................... 106

    India Relations Impacts: Prolif Module................................................................................................................... 107

    India Relations Impacts: Proliferation..................................................................................................................... 108

    India Relations: Solves Indo-Pak War...................................................................................................................... 109

    India Relations Impacts: Terrorism Module........................................................................................................... 111

    India Relations Impacts: Terrorism.......................................................................................................................... 112

    India Relations Impacts: Warming Module............................................................................................................ 113

    Impact – Latin America Relations................................................................................................................................... 114

    Latin American Relations Module.............................................................................................................................. 115

    Latin America Relations—Impact Overview........................................................................................................... 116

    Latin America Internals: Immigration Reform Key to US-Latin American Relations....................................... 117

    Latin American Relations: AT—Relations Resilient................................................................................................. 119

    Latin American Relations—Now Key Time............................................................................................................. 121

    Latin American Relations: US Actions Key............................................................................................................. 122

    Latin American Relations: Even Watered Down Reform Solves....................................................................... 123

    Latin American Relations—Alternative Energy Impacts..................................................................................... 124

    Latin America Relations—Biofuels Impacts............................................................................................................ 125

    Latin American Relations: Democracy Impact Extensions.................................................................................... 126

    Latin America Relations—Nuclear Power Impacts............................................................................................... 127

    Latin American Relations: Oil Dependence Scenario............................................................................................... 128

    Latin American Relations—Oil Prices Impact........................................................................................................ 129

    Latin American Relations: Poverty Impacts........................................................................................................... 130

    Latin American Relations: Soft Power Impacts..................................................................................................... 132

    Latin America Relations: Solar-Wind Impacts...................................................................................................... 133

    Latin American Relations: Warming Impact Scenario............................................................................................. 134

    Impact – Science Diplomacy............................................................................................................................................. 136

    Science Diplomacy Impact Module................................................................................................................................ 137

    Science Diplomacy Internals: Visas Key to Science Diplomacy......................................................................... 138

    Science Diplomacy: China Impact Module.............................................................................................................. 140

    Science Diplomacy: Disease Impact Module............................................................................................................... 141

    Science Diplomacy: Middle East Impact Module................................................................................................... 143

    Science Diplomacy: Poverty Impact.......................................................................................................................... 144

    Science Diplomacy: Soft Power Internal Link........................................................................................................ 145

    Science Diplomacy: War Impacts.............................................................................................................................. 147

    Science Diplomacy: Warming Impact...................................................................................................................... 148

    Immigration – AT: Impact Turns....................................................................................................................................... 150

    AT: Brain Drain Turn....................................................................................................................................................... 151

    AT: Overpopulation Turn................................................................................................................................................ 153

    AT: Wages Turn................................................................................................................................................................ 157

    Answers to: Theory Arguments.......................................................................................................................................... 159

    AT: Non-Intrinsic: Pass the Plan and Do your scenario...................................................................................... 160

    AT: “Say Noâ€................................................................................................................................................................... 162

    AT: Plan is Bottom of the Docket............................................................................................................................... 163

    Debt Ceiling NEG Updates................................................................................................................................................... 164

    Debt Ceiling Shell............................................................................................................................................................ 165

    Debt Deal—Will Pass...................................................................................................................................................... 167

    Debt Deal—Obama Will Push...................................................................................................................................... 168

    Debt Ceiling UQ Updates................................................................................................................................................. 169

    UQ: AT: House Has Raised Debt Ceiling................................................................................................................... 170

    Debt Ceiling Internal Links: Fights Undermine Economy................................................................................... 172

    Impacts: Default = Recession....................................................................................................................................... 174

    Hagel Nomination NEG Updates........................................................................................................................................ 175

    Hagel Uniqueness Updates............................................................................................................................................. 176

    Hagel: Iran Impacts....................................................................................................................................................... 178

    Hagel: War Impacts....................................................................................................................................................... 179

    Hagel: Pentagon Spending Internals......................................................................................................................... 180

    *****AFF Answers*****......................................................................................................................................................... 181

    Thumpers + Goodies............................................................................................................................................................. 182

    2ac Economy Thumper................................................................................................................................................... 183

    2ac gun control thumper.................................................................................................................................................. 184

    1ar gun control thumper.................................................................................................................................................. 185

    2ac nomination monster*............................................................................................................................................... 186

    1ar – nominations (CFPB)............................................................................................................................................... 187

    2ac winners win*............................................................................................................................................................... 188

    Immigration – Aff – UQ + Link/Internals......................................................................................................................... 190

    Immigration Reform Answers: 2ac Front-Line.......................................................................................................... 191

    2ac: India Relations Impact Answers........................................................................................................................ 197

    2ac vs. Latin American Relations Impact.................................................................................................................... 198

    2ac vs. Science Diplomacy Impact.............................................................................................................................. 200

    2ac: Ag worker shortage impact..................................................................................................................................... 204

    2ac: Skilled Worker Impact Answers........................................................................................................................ 205

    2ac: Skilled Workers Impact Turns........................................................................................................................... 208

    1ar: Immigration Reform Won’t Pass........................................................................................................................... 209

    1ar: thumpers..................................................................................................................................................................... 212

    1ar: PC Not Key................................................................................................................................................................ 214

    1ar: Obama Not Using Political Capital................................................................................................................... 215

    1ar: Fiscal Cliff Thumps the Link Extensions........................................................................................................ 216

    1ar: Gun Thumper......................................................................................................................................................... 217

    1ar: Gridlock................................................................................................................................................................... 219

    1ar Thumper Extensions.................................................................................................................................................. 220

    Immigration – Aff – Impact Turns**................................................................................................................................ 221

    2ac wages turn................................................................................................................................................................... 222

    1ar wages turn – link......................................................................................................................................................... 225

    2ac brain drain turn.......................................................................................................................................................... 231

    1ar brain drain turn – link................................................................................................................................................ 234

    2ac overpopulation turn.................................................................................................................................................. 238

    1ar overpopulation turn................................................................................................................................................... 240

    1ar overpopulation turn: turns econ.............................................................................................................................. 243

    1ar overpopulation turn: laundry list............................................................................................................................. 244

    1ar overpopulation turn: Framing – Try-or-Die........................................................................................................... 246

    1ar overpopulation turn: Link xt.................................................................................................................................... 247

    1ar overpopulation turn: Link xt – Overshoot............................................................................................................. 251

    1ar overpopulation turn: A-to Demographic Transition............................................................................................ 253

    1ar overpopulation turn: A-to Efficiency Solves........................................................................................................ 254

    1ar overpopulation turn: A-to Ethics............................................................................................................................. 255

    1ar overpopulation turn: A-to Other Countries........................................................................................................... 259

    1ar overpopulation turn: A-to Simon............................................................................................................................ 260

    1ar overpopulation turn: A-to They Live Cleaner...................................................................................................... 261

    1ar overpopulation turn: A-to Tech Solves.................................................................................................................. 262

    1ar overpopulation turn: A-to Impact Turn – Space Col.......................................................................................... 267

    Budget/Debt – Aff................................................................................................................................................................. 268

    2ac....................................................................................................................................................................................... 269

    1ar – no uq......................................................................................................................................................................... 272

    1ar – no impact................................................................................................................................................................. 273

    Debt Deal Won’t Pass...................................................................................................................................................... 275

    Debt Ceiling Answers........................................................................................................................................................ 276

    2ac: Credit Downgrade Impact Answers.................................................................................................................. 278

    1ar—Passage Inevitable................................................................................................................................................ 279

    Cyber-Security – Aff............................................................................................................................................................. 280

    2ac cyber-security............................................................................................................................................................. 281

    1ar – XO solves.................................................................................................................................................................. 283

    Gun Control – Aff.................................................................................................................................................................. 284

    2ac gun control.................................................................................................................................................................. 285

    AT: Carlsen Ev.................................................................................................................................................................. 289

    Gun Control Scenario AFF Answers.............................................................................................................................. 291

    Hagel - Aff.............................................................................................................................................................................. 293

    Hagel Nomination 2ac Answers..................................................................................................................................... 294

    Hagel Impact Turns........................................................................................................................................................ 298

    Warming/Climate – Aff........................................................................................................................................................ 300

    Warming Scenario AFF Answers.................................................................................................................................... 301

    AFF Link Answers.................................................................................................................................................................. 302

    Focus Link Answers........................................................................................................................................................ 303

    Popularity Link Answers............................................................................................................................................... 304

     

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  20. File Name: **Dedev Update + Nuke War Defense - Reduced Price**

    File Submitter: roarkdebate16

    File Submitted: 18 Dec 2012

    File Category: Impacts

     

    This file is intended to be a de-development supplement (yes, there are ZERO camp cards/backfiles). It is mostly geared towards the uniqueness component of the debate which is critical to executing this particular impact turn strategy.

     

    A number of benefits to having this supplement for your arsenal

    • Growth is the biggest adv on the topic – if you have nothing else to say, you can always impact turn
    • Control uniqueness – makes it impossible for them to win any of their offense – growth is going to collapse, only a question of whether we let it happen now to avoid ecological collapse and runaway warming
    • Strategery – Impact turns such as this one are incredibly strategic on the negative since you get the block to bury the affirmative with distinctions, comparisons, and evidence
    • Evidence quality – no evidence from blogs or idiots
    • Recency/New-ness – Includes evidence from the past 3 months *that has not been read* and cards you will *not find in any camp files*

    As a bonus, also includes a few impact calc cards about nuclear war – use these to prove that your structural/environmental impacts outweigh the aff

     

    Index/Content

    1NC*. 2

    1NC*. 3

    2NC – Collapse Inev/Solves Extinction. 5

    UQ – Unsustainable. 6

    UQ – Unsustainable. 8

    UQ – Unsustainable. 10

    MPX – Extinction. 11

    MPX – Ethics/Sustainability. 12

    MPX – China. 15

    AT: Tech. 17

    AT: Renewables. 18

    AT: War Impacts. 19

    Warming/Nuke War – Bonus*. 20

    Warming OW Nuke War 21

    Nuke War X Extinction. 22

    Nuke War X Extinction. 23

    No Nuclear War 24

    No Nuclear War 25

     

    I am an assistant coach at the University of North Texas. Debated four years at Deer Park High School and four years and the University of Texas at Dallas where my 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, Kentucky Rd Robin invite, and winner at the Arizona Debate Institute Fellows Tournament.

     

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