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  1. Wichita East is Kelly Bye and Paige Smading



    East Kansas:


    Lily Ottinger and Jake Thomas

    Shawnee Mission Northwest


    Colin Dike and Patrick Bircher



    Jack Delehanty and Isabelle Smith

    Olathe Northwest


    Will Bledsoe and Spencer Mitchell

    Shawnee Mission East 


    (Note: SME BM did not qualify through districts, recieved autoqualification due to 10th place finish at nationals last year)


    Three Trails:


    Alexa Kathol and Zach Novicoff

    Blue Valley Southwest


    Riya Rana and Susie Song

    Blue Valley Northwest


    Abby Fry and Dean Ziegelmann

    Blue Valley Southwest


    West Kansas:


    Calla Potluri and Alex Rivera



    Julia Henry and Zoe Crater



    Flint Hills:


    Srividya Dasaraju and Nick Schroeder

    Washburn Rural


    Laura Nicolae and James Wu

    Washburn Rural


    Brandon Boyce and Caylie Ratzlaff


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  2. Basically it's the right to debate the merits of the plan not whether or not the plan gets passed. Absent durable fiat, people could just read "repubs hate it, and they have majority so GG"

    This is incorrect. That's what fiat is. Durable fiat means that fiat last even after the plan gets passed. It's an answer to rollback arguments.


    In the context of OP - durable fiat is a theory argument which means circumvention arguments are illegitimate because they prevent the merits of the plan from truly being discussed. For the similar reasons which make fiat legitimate, durable fiat also can be justified.

  3. I've debated for 3 years (going into senior year of high school rn) and i just got a new partner who asked me after a round why I didn't flow. I didn't know what he was talking about so I asked him and he explained what "flowing is". I've placed first at 6 tournaments in my state so who the duck does the lil freak think he is talkin shit on how I take notes in debate. He said that it is important to flow rounds so you can keep track of your opponents arguments but what is the point of that when I can make them respond to my arguments. I am no longer this kids partner or friend and I ding dong ditched the shit out of his house for him insulting me. Flowing is dumb and I challenge anyone who thinks otherwise to try and convince me otherwise. 

    Really duffy?

  4. There are a lot of different schools (not literal schools, but schools of thought rather) that disagree with the politics DA. And both Riders and Hastert are politics DAs.

    Oh I know, however, the most common one, the agenda ptx da (sometimes just referred to as ptx), is generally more accepted by most teams and judges than the Rider and Hastert disads which operate off of differing terms of fiat. We've (for the most part) come to accept Agenda PTX, however Riders and Hastert are more often theoretically disputed.

  5. I mean this was our TOC aff... dunno if it's the right kind:

    We’ll begin with a wild thesis: Sex is the principal resource structuring the post-Fordist economy, which might better be called pharmacopornism, or pharma-porn. The raw materials of contemporary production are the sexual pleasures of excitation and the corresponding biopolitical feelings of dominating control which are regulated through pharmacological normalization of biocodes.

    Preciado 13. Beatriz Preciado, professor of Political History of the Body, Gender Theory, and History of Performance at Paris VIII, Testo Junkie, pg. 38

    If we consider that the pharmaceutical industry (which includes the legal extension of the


    industry is white and viscous gold, the crystalline powder of biopolitical capitalism.

    The system of pharma-porn is powered by an orgasmic force, potential gaudendi, the sum potential for excitation inherent in every material molecule – biopower has morphed into an irreversible technoliving whole

    Preciado 13. Beatriz Preciado, professor of Political History of the Body, Gender Theory, and History of Performance at Paris VIII, Testo Junkie, pg. 41

    To understand how and why sexuality and the body, the excitable body, at


    but of power and control exerted over a technoliving and connected whole.37

    The ocean is a biocapital investment – normative images of humanity on the beaches of the ocean engender emotional investments in the sea as a space of calculative grid to be developed, reinvesting in a certain pornographic image of the human subject that makes capitalist techno-domination inevitable.

    Helmreich 7. Stefan Helmreich is Associate Professor in Anthropology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Blue-green Capital, Biotechnological Circulation and an Oceanic Imaginary: A Critique of Biopolitical Economy.” BioSocieties 2:3. ProQuest

    The 'globe' imagined in 'globalization' is a closed system, a finite sphere crisscrossed by


    , blue-ocean style, in the service of health and life.

    The ocean is a zone of pharmacological and hormonal experimentation, a further frontier for the normative construction of the human. We should rip at the seams of the coherence of this space and demand alternative chemical relations.

    Helmreich 7. Stefan Helmreich is Associate Professor in Anthropology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. “Blue-green Capital, Biotechnological Circulation and an Oceanic Imaginary: A Critique of Biopolitical Economy.” BioSocieties 2:3. ProQuest

    Blue-green capital

    Considering the university's treasury of cyanobacteria, it becomes obvious


    resources, promise what Connery calls an 'economic sublime' (1995: 288).

    Pharmaporn’s legal biocontrol of the ocean threatens our survival, but forecloses the possibility of majoritarian political responses. The ocean is a key zone for current experimentation with biocodes. A minor strategy, in contrast, shifts the code. Instead of CopyRight, a CopyLeft revolution entails gender hacking, an infection of chemical signifiers that structure political practices. Jack into the gender matrix.

    Preciado 13 [beatriz, professor of Political History of the Body, Gender Theory, and History of Performance at Paris VIII, Testo Junkie, translated by Bruce Benderson, 2013, Feminist Press: New York, NY, p. 394-6]

    The cis-males and cis-females (indiscriminately heterosexual or homosexual), as


    , to know that it is possible to look like the hegemonic gender.

    Political subjectivity emerges precisely when the subject fails to recognize their own representation. This disidentification is the fundamental condition for political transformation. Anything else hides the biopolitical, capitalist monster lurking within yourself.

    Preciado 13 [beatriz, translated by Bruce Benderson, 2013, Testo Junkie, Feminist Press: New York, NY, p. 396-8]

    Hormones are chemical prostheses. Political drugs. In this case, the substance not


    as well, you are the monster that testosterone is awakening in me.

    Producing discourse, producing writing, even from within the academy, is the main way that subjectivity itself is produced. What type of subjectivity will you design for yourself? We can’t script the form self-experimentation undertakes, but we do embrace the possibilities it fosters.

    Preciado 13 [interview between Ricky Tucker and Beatriz Precaiado, professor of Political History of the Body, Gender Theory, and History of Performance at Paris VIII, “Pharmacopornography: An Interview with Beatriz Preciado,” December 4, 2013, The Paris Review]

    What was the benefit to designing your own protocol, of being the lab rat


    way, somehow, has a certain technique or technology attached to it.

    Ask not what a theory is, but what a theory can do. In other words, affirm the possibilities of wild theory, of risking a leap into the unknown at the peril of abandoning stagnant waters. 

    Halberstam 13 [Jack, Professor of English at USC, “Charming for the Revolution: A Gaga Manifesto,” e-flux, Journal #44, 4/2013]

    1. Embrace the Impractical!      A practical scheme, says Oscar Wilde, is


    acknowledges how quickly such a space is reincorporated into relentless forms of development.

    no plan; did not read



  6. The way it was explained in the K lecture pretty cool. Shawn's lecture was incredible. Granted, he didn't explain the alternative or link story but the idea of the K sounded interesting. Someone put Lacan turns on the alt. :P

    Well Skenn is pretty incredible at everything so that would explain that

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    3) Politics DA (theory).  Theres not a lot of this.  Most of it goes back to what fiat looks like or is (aka how we define and operationalize fiat in the debate context).


    there's more when you add other kinds of politics DAs like some teams (GBN) do. Like Sacred Cow DA, the Hastert Rule DA, Riders DAs, and any disads with rollback components are all theoretical questions [dealing with durability of fiat etc]. The general agenda politics disad is usually commonly accepted and most theory that is read on it is usually a time suck or a cheap shot. I've only seen one team drop theory cheap shots (Logical policymaker, perm do both) against us, and they were losing all over the flow anyway (usually if you're dropping obvious cheap shots you're also dropping a hell of a lot more). 

  8. Yeah, I'm cutting this against racism and it's pretty messed up and I'm violating my ethics as we speak. 


    I cut part of that article. It's probs not ev worthy but I'm just gonna put it in there for an explanation. I'm only supposed to cut it so it goes on the case neg vs. an Metadata Aff that has a race advantage. So I guess I'll cut that and perm answers since ev is due tomorrow. :-)

    You're at the jdi right? What's the evidence site for jdi this year?

  9. The problem with satire as presented by facebook wall is it is impossible to tell it is satire unless you know it going in.  Satire strongly benefits from longform writing.  Swift's A Modest Proposal is so effective because if you did read just a short blurb of it selected at random, you probably wouldn't know it was satire just from that passage.


    So yeah, they got me.  Insert 'Can't tell if' meme pic.

    If not satire then maybe parody, or just a joke. My first view I was confused, but after scrolling down a couple statuses it was pretty obvious they were trolling. Like the neg fiat -> anarchy picture is definitely not serious. Added to the "judges have the responsibility to end the round if neg fiat is in the 1NC" it's blatant.

  10. I've never run Schmitt but basically he's the right wing K. He's about the closest thing you can get to impact turning racism without impact turning racism. He says us vs. them is good (like the cards ConsultVerminSupreme posted above, drawing lines in the sand between countries etc.) I suppose Schmitt is strategic for this year's topic because the negative is more right-wing than usual, and most left wing liberty loving authors (which have usually been more utilized by negative teams) probably think that curtailing surveillance is good (in some sense). 


    EDIT: More info http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/schmitt/

    Also I forgot, he was also like actually a supportive and outspoken member of the Nazi party so that's a thing you might have to deal with. I'm sure there are very long "AT: Schmitt=Nazi" blocks that exist or else nobody could probably read this K. 

    Someone else may have to help you with the task of finding cards/articles, as I do not have a schmitt file. Many people above have pointed out files I assume will be helpful.

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  11. If you search the topics here, the whole 'he's a Nazi" thing is pretty clearly a blatant misinterpretation.

    No he isn't literally a Nazi but calling him one is catchy. He is a neo-reactionary and his "Dark Enlightenment" is pretty fucked up. 


    Bartlett 14 Jamie Bartlett Director of the Centre for the Analysis of Social Media at Demos, Specialises in online culture and the dark net. “Meet The Dark Enlightenment: sophisticated neo-fascism that's spreading fast on the net” The Telegraph January 20th 2014 http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/technology/jamiebartlett/100012093/meet-the-dark-enlightenment-sophisticated-neo-fascism-thats-spreading-fast-on-the-net/

    "The neo-fascist bit lies in the view that races aren’t equal (they obsess over IQ testing and pseudoscience that they claim proves racial differences, like the Ku Klux Klan) and that women are primarily suited for domestic servitude. They call this "Human biodiversity" – a neat little euphemism. This links directly to their desire to be rid of democracy: because if people aren’t equal, why live in a society in which everyone is treated equally? "[that's not the whole card just part of it]


    Also there's a lot of obscurantism which occurs when debating teams that read Land. This card is pretty good on how his vagueness can lead to either misinterpretation or seduction of individuals into racist philosophies (whether you call them Neo-Reactionary, neo-Nazi or neo-fascist)

    Stanley 14 Tim Stanley, MA, Mphil, PhD in Modern History, “The 'neo-fascist' Dark Enlightenment is more sad than scary” The Telegraph Jan 22nd 2014 http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/timstanley/100255944/the-dark-enlightenment-is-more-sad-than-neo-fascist-scary/ PBM SME

    This paragraph is actually contained within a vaguely negative critique of white nationalism, but it's hard to tell it's intention because a) Land can't write and B) he appears to have a lot of sympathy for the discourse of "whites as victims". Land probably thinks that he walks a semantic line between reason and racism. But even just trying to do that is an indication of myopia and an invitation for Nazis to endorse him. There is no line to be walked between reason and racism. Racism and biological determinism are unscientific and immoral, and they have no place in a sane philosophy. Jamie interprets the rise of the Dark Enlightenment in terms of a resurgence of historical fascism. He maybe right. But I also think it's an insight into how desperate elements of the Right have become. They believe they've lost the battle for control of the West and would now like to withdraw from democracy altogether. Some are driven into the arms of Putin, some into the Far, Far Right and some up trees with guns. As such, the Dark Enlightenment is probably more tragic than it is scary. Or, at least, let's hope it stays that way.


    So yes, he's not a "Nazi" in the strict sense, and it is  misleading to call him one, however, his Dark Enlightenment is still racist/sexist/generally screwed up.


    Also back in 93 he wrote for a site called Nazbol.net (standing for National Bolshevism) which may not be Nazist but is essentially the left wing version of Nazism (it came from the political philosophies of Ernst Junger, a member of the Nazi party).


    And finally, even if he isn't a Nazi himself, he is certainly radically right wing, and displays racist tendencies. The authors I've read on this question tend to conclude that even if he is not a Nazi himself, his politics and his readings can lead to extreme right wing/nationalist ideologies. 

  12. fight





    framework vdebate right here right now


    are there any HS teams/schools that are notorious for going 1 off framework and winning often?

    SME DW (3 bids) would usually go 1 off framework. They rarely lost.

  13. A coach told me a story of a win on perf con, way back when dinosaurs roamed the earth. *ahem*


    But anyways, so the neg runs anthro right? Usual kochi and ordan shit. Problem was, a bee somehow came into the room and one of the debaters on the neg started flipping out. Right before they swatted the bee their partner realized what was about to happen and tried to stop them but...

    so basically what you're saying is that the neg instead of killing the bee should've just killed themselves. 



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