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polyvore last won the day on April 20 2013

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  1. mann and baudrillard agree that political movements will be coopted by the state and fail difference is in what they think we should do, the alt if you would: mann says we should have active politics baudrillard says we should not have politics you have two contradicting methods of advocacy.
  2. with ocean exploration, how does GPS come into play? correct me if i'm wrong, but i don't think a whole lot of effort is spent on mapping the ocean - it's already mostly done - and certainly less is spent on tracking stuff in the oceans (sonar, etc). i understand the links into google earth and gps, but i'm looking for a specific explanation of how ocean exploration is intended to further those (already developed) systems
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    not really sure mann is that useful against deleuze...bit of a jump from his arguments about postmodern artwork to deleuzian politics
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    Policy Divided

    again, you should probably clarify these incidents
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    Street T?

    First, I think that while you can say that Capitol is something of a 'debate factory' wrt race arguments I don't think you can extend that to any specific debater; KK in particular seems to have worked with Daryl Burch and invested a lot of time and energy into developing their race arguments. On another level, I don't know how different this is from Lexington mass teaching the politics disad. My understanding is that Asian conscientization does mix with Wilderson. I haven't really looked into the street T but I know that they run black FW with asian conscientization quite often on the neg. The argument there seems to be that the myth of the model minority sustains anti-blackness, that non-black people can posit how successful Asian-Americans are (even without affirmative action, they'll say), and use that as justification to avoid any real change. I haven't devoted much real effort or thought to your final point about strategically running arguments, but it's something that's irked me for a while. I guess on one hand, you have the argument that it's important for teams with a message to win rounds, and for some rounds you need to run a policy aff. the problem i have with your argument is that you're focused on the appearances of the message; i.e. how it's formed and presented. I don't disagree that the location from which people speak is important. But in terms of raising awareness of the issues about which they debate, I don't think it's necessarily bad that Centennial has found success with the argument. It's not a zero-sum game; perhaps Centennial success means less success for BUDL schools, but it doesn't mean that only one or the other can succeed. I'm not affiliated with Capitol/Centennial if that's important.
  6. havent actually read this but http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0022027930250401?journalCode=tcus20#preview
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    this thread reappears every three or four months
  8. This article popped up on my feed the other day - http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/20/magazine/its-the-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it-and-he-feels-fine.html?_r=0 It's an interview/profile with Paul Kingsnorth, founder of the Dark Mountain group. I have a few cards quoting the group, and I know many others do too, in an anthro file. Haven't fully read it but it seems in-depth and could be useful to anyone looking to run anthro or dedev.
  9. 90% of people involved in debate (high school students, college students, and coaches) probably don't grasp every nuance, every bit of Oklahoma's CEDA-winning argument (nor, for that matter, those of Harvard BS). To expect that the average journalist for a mainstream publication, with maybe Philosophy 101 under their belt, should be able to both understand such a difficult argument and distill it in a way that their editor would approve and that the general public could probably understand is a bit too much. This is a long-winded way of saying that more debaters should get involved in writing these types of articles.
  10. http://www.critical-theory.com/as-it-turns-out-heidegger-was-probably-a-pretty-big-anti-semite/ seems like he claims 'world Judaism' is the driving factor behind modernity - which would support that. unfortunately don't see a release date
  11. That's why you're a high schooler and not the author of this book. German pilots took a lot of amphetamines actually to help them stay awake!
  12. http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2014/03/10/heidegger_and_the_nazis_the_black_notebooks_suggest_he_was_anti_semitic.html?utm_content=buffer50b0b&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer I'm not really sure what the consensus is on Heidegger's Naziism is anymore, but this new publication professes to provide the internal link between Naziism and Heidegger's actual philosophy. Worth a read.
  13. The TED Talk is here http://www.ted.com/talks/paul_gilding_the_earth_is_full.html - with transcript. It doesn't seem like this answers dedev but rather is in favor of it.
  14. pic out of the production of a particular biofuel
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