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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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    Oceans Ks

    yeah let's read a generic baudrillard kritik on this topic let's also do it for next year's topic and the year after and the year after
  16. Cap, security, apoc rhet, anthro in some order
  17. Royal 10 is a fantastic piece of evidence, in that it cites specific examples and has a clear line of reasoning. It is well detailed and written by a person with great qualifications. The part normally cut as saying 'economic decline leads to war' is a review of other literature, but the authors referenced are also very well qualified. In short, the part of Royal people read is referencing diversionary theory, which says that leaders will be more inclined to start "diversionary wars" to distract their constitutents when the economy declines. The wars are called diversionary because they distract people from the economy and focus on "dummies". This card is not a terminal impact card. I think you can win a spillover claim - that smaller regional wars can spillover into larger, worldwide nuclear conflicts. Harris and Burrrows comes to mind as a terminal impact. I like the Tir 10 card personally. You might also want to answer "trade solves war." I think that Phantom's card is good to read. It doesn't say anything about "balancing" unless you have a completely different understanding than I do of it. My version of Phantom's card is longer and goes into more depth about how interdependent states (in times of economic growth) are not suited to share risk. Economic decline can also reduce saber-rattling, which may also be a cause of diversionary wars. I also have this card in a backfile - perhaps this will help: Their part of the Royal evidence is just a review of other peoples arguments- the conclusion votes neg Royal ‘10 (Jedediah Royal, Director of Cooperative Threat Reduction at the U.S. Department of Defense, 2010, “Economic Integration, Economic Signaling and the Problem of Economic Crises,†in Economics of War and Peace: Economic, Legal and Political Perspectives, ed. Goldsmith and Brauer) CONCLUSION The logic of ECST supports arguments for greater economic interdependence to reduce the likelihood of conflict. This chapter does not argue against the utility of signalling theory. It does, however, suggest that when considering the occurrence of and conditions created by economic crises, ECST logic is dubious as an organising principle for security policymakers. The discussion pulls together some distinct areas of research that have not yet featured prominently in the ECST literature. Studies associating economic interdependence, economic crises and the potential for external conflict indicate that global interdependence is not necessarily a conflict suppressing process and may be conflict-enhancing at certain points. Furthermore, the conditions created by economic crises decrease the willingness of states to send economic costly signals, even though such signals may be most effective during an economic crisis. These two points warrant further consideration in the debate over ECST and, more broadly, theories linking interdependence and peace. The debate takes on particular importance for policymakers when considering the increasingly important US-China relationship and the long-term prospects for peace in the Asia-Paciï¬c. Recent US policy towards China, such as the ‘responsible stakeholder’ approach, assumes that greater interdependence with China should decrease the likelihood for conflict. Some have even suggested that the economic relationship is necessary to ensure strategic competition does not lead to major war (see, e.g., Kastner, 2006). If US or Chinese policymakers do indeed intend to rely on economic interdependence to reduce the likelihood of conflict, much more study is required to understand how and when interdependence impacts the security and the defence behaviour of states. This chapter contributes some thoughts to that larger debate. NOTES I. Notable counterarguments include Barbieri (1996). Gowa (I994), and Levy and Ali I998 . 2.‘ Ofï¬<):ial statements have focused on this explanation as well. See, for example, Bernanke (2009). 3. For a dissenting study. see Elbadawi and Hegre (2008). 4. Note that Skaperdas and Syropoulos (2001) argue that states will have a greater incentive to arm against those with which it is interdependent to hedge against coercion. This argument could be extended to include protectionism in extreme cases. Creseenzi (2005) both challenges and agrees with Copeland’s theory by suggesting that a more important indicator is the exit costs involved in terminating an economic relationship. which could be a function of the availability of alternatives. 5. There is also substantial research to indicate that periods of strong economic growth are also positively correlated with a rise in the likelihood of conflict. Pollins (2008) and Pollins and Schweller (I999) provide excellent insights into this body of literature.
  18. I have some Zapatista cards somewhere, and I think I read a Baudrillardist critique of Zapatismo. I'll find those or post a link at least soon.
  19. Could you link or pm a specific aff file of that?
  20. PM or post a 1AC of an aff that you'd like to have a neg written to. I will cut and release negs to the most popular ones (read: free new cards for that tricky aff you can't beat).
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    Neg Strat Ideas

    baudrillard really isn't the best strat if your area is not very progressive. it is also not a great strat against most policy affs.
  22. he had an article from march or so of this year that was fantastic as well - i'll put some stuff up after finals
  23. he was angered by his debate coach 'demoting' him (perhaps from varsity to the jv level) and sought out the coach - with a shotgun.
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