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  1. No joke. Here is a screenshot of the PayPal invoice http://imgur.com/gx8Rag2
  2. FlashMaster

    Virilio K

    File Name: Virilio K File Submitter: FlashMaster File Submitted: 25 Feb 2014 File Category: Critiques Resolution: Oceans Very strategic and simple kritik. It links to almost any aff and has good turns case arguments. Contains block overviews and answers to the generic answers most people will make. This is a good file to have in your back pocket. You can catch people off-guard or use it as a generic critique when you have nothing else to say. Table of Contents Virilio K.. 1 1NC Shell [1/2] 2 1NC Shell [2/2] 3 ****LINKS****. 4 Link: Extinction. 5 Link: Disaster Representations. 6 Link: Communications. 7 Link: Communications. 8 Link: Deterrence. 9 Link: Military Technology. 10 Link: Military Technology. 11 Link: Hegemony. 12 Link: Hegemony. 13 Link: Economics. 14 Link: Ecology. 15 Link – Terrorism... 16 *****Impacts*****. 17 Impact – Extinction. 18 Impact – Nuclear War 20 Impact – Totalitarianism... 21 Impact – Ethics. 22 Impact – Value to Life. 23 *****Alternative*****. 24 Alt Solvency – Eschatology. 25 Alt Solvency – Ethics. 26 Alt Solvency – Resistance. 27 2NC/1NR Overview.. 28 *****Other Business*****. 29 AT: Perm... 30 AT: Perm...31 AT: Perm... 32 AT: Realism... 33 AT: Cede the Political 34 AT: Nuke War Outweighs. 35 AT: We Solve War 36 Click here to download this file
  3. I posted a complete Virilio file on Evazon for $10.
  4. FlashMaster

    Virilio K

    Version 1

    Very strategic and simple kritik. It links to almost any aff and has good turns case arguments. Contains block overviews and answers to the generic answers most people will make. This is a good file to have in your back pocket. You can catch people off-guard or use it as a generic critique when you have nothing else to say. Table of Contents Virilio K.. 1 1NC Shell [1/2] 2 1NC Shell [2/2] 3 ****LINKS****. 4 Link: Extinction. 5 Link: Disaster Representations. 6 Link: Communications. 7 Link: Communications. 8 Link: Deterrence. 9 Link: Military Technology. 10 Link: Military Technology. 11 Link: Hegemony. 12 Link: Hegemony. 13 Link: Economics. 14 Link: Ecology. 15 Link – Terrorism... 16 *****Impacts*****. 17 Impact – Extinction. 18 Impact – Nuclear War 20 Impact – Totalitarianism... 21 Impact – Ethics. 22 Impact – Value to Life. 23 *****Alternative*****. 24 Alt Solvency – Eschatology. 25 Alt Solvency – Ethics. 26 Alt Solvency – Resistance. 27 2NC/1NR Overview.. 28 *****Other Business*****. 29 AT: Perm... 30 AT: Perm...31 AT: Perm... 32 AT: Realism... 33 AT: Cede the Political 34 AT: Nuke War Outweighs. 35 AT: We Solve War 36

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  5. I would be interested in picking up a temporary coaching job for a Kansas school going to NFL or CFL. I can do your politics file, on-site coaching and fulfill judging commitments (if possible). Email me at jarednelson@ku.edu
  6. That was my mistake, I meant to bold the entirety of that sentence. Regardless, why does it matter if judges helping debaters occurs via a ballot or an oral critique? Ballots get misplaced, are hard to read, and also slow down tournaments. Why can't judges write down the 5-10 most pressing comments on the ballot so coaches have a recollection of what the debaters should work on and then also give an oral critique? You can also record the oral critique with a video camera, webcam, or simple audio recording software that is available on nearly all computers.
  7. If judges shouldn't help, why write anything on the ballot at all? It's a different medium to accomplish the same goal as an oral critique. Except one is inefficient and inadequate while the other is educational. Also, why is an oral critique mutually exclusive with writing a couple comments on the ballot as the round is occurring. My problem with what happened at KCKCFL is that oral critiques were explicitly banned, not that writing comments on the ballot isn't also educational. Recording oral critiques/students taking notes achieves the same purpose as writing comments on the ballot except it allows for questions to be asked and clarifications to be made. It also has the added benefit of a coach potentially being able to stand in and listen, as well as ask questions. Maybe I'm in the minority here but I try to do this for the kids I coach. I also just don't think it slows down a tournament. at KCKCFL, there was consistently 30+ minutes between rounds because they have to be powermatched. This leaves ~10min for each judge to give an oral critique which seems like more than enough time for a fairly comprehensive oral critique.
  8. The first response to a rule that is less than satisfactory shouldn't be to not go to the tournament, especially one that people tend to place above others in terms of importance. The notion that community norms and traditions shouldn't be challenged because people worked hard to put on the tournament and thus it would be "rude" to question their authority is just ludicrous. There's no reason why productive discussions can't be had. I'll forward two args here about oral critiques: First, how would you feel about a tournament where oral critiques are mandatory and had to last at least 10 minutes? I feel like you (as well as myself) would object to this rule as it's just silly. Dictating exactly how judges handle post-round decisions and disclosures is dumb on both ends of the spectrum. Secondly, the decisions of judges should absolutely be questioned. You seem to think that a judges opinion is infallible and accurate. How then do you explain 2-1 decisions? You were on a panel last year with Amanda Gress at the KCKCFL qualifier last year and you clearly disagreed with her opinion. Which one of you is right? You certainly can't both be infallible. I feel like the ability to ask each of you questions is extremely educational, as you both probably had thought-provoking things to say. Now, your "Coaches will quit" arg is based on a false premise. Oral critiques cannot slow down a tournament if they are used within reason. No, a post-round RFD for a prelim debate should not last 45 minutes but if a judge turns in the ballot and then uses the ~30+ minute window of power matching to discuss the round, the tournament should feasibly run on time. In fact, if no one had to write comments on the ballot, it could even save ~5 minutes because ballots would get turned in faster and power matching could occur quicker. As a first year judge in a community where the debaters are often just as smart (if not, smarter) than myself, I also value post-round RFDs so I can better understand arguments being made. I might even come to the realization that I've made the wrong decision in a debate. Whereas the alternative is me blissfully unaware of my incorrect decision. Maybe you like this scenario, but my personal opinion is that ignorance is not bliss.
  9. Oral critiques would hurt the activity more than students quitting. Got it.
  10. There's a "rule" about calling for cards and giving an RFD. There's not a punishment given for either "offense". The fact that a majority of coaches voted for either "rule" is frightening.
  11. FlashMaster

    Dci Reform

    How do these nazis get elected?
  12. FlashMaster

    Dci Reform

    I agree that the tournament should be shrunk, but it seems clear that a majority of coaches either favor an inclusive tournament, or are incapable of compromising on a mechanism(s) by which to shrink the pool. There does however seem to be some shared sentiment that MPJ can be useful. The price of the MPJ software offered by joyoftournaments.com for 1-249 entries is $150. With 11 DCI tournaments with at least (based on 2012) 48 entries would raise the price of an entry fee $.28 per entry. This means a school sending 4 teams has to pay $1 more. I agree MPJ treats a symptom not the problem itself, but anything that improves the tournament should be considered and there's certainly no reason why both can't be accomplished. EDIT: I misread the website, it is actually $125 for one copy of the software licence.
  13. FlashMaster

    Dci Reform

    Let me start this quick post by saying I agree with almost everything that has been proposed by proponents of DCI reform. That being said, MPJ is the real problem. Raise the entry fees for DCI tournaments, place a "tax" if you will on all money a school makes on entry fees and save all of it from each tournament, and buy the software. It is available to be purchased, and it works much better than the "Rank your top 5 '1s', top 75 '3s', and top 625 '5s'" system that was used this year. If you buy it from joyoftournaments you can allow teams to set their prefs the night before the tournament (instead of the 3 and 1/2 minutes before round 1) and it makes scheduling easier.That (to me) was more attributable to certain teams success (or lack thereof) than the size of the tournament.
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