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  1. I heard some guy named Steven once went there... i think he was like a hotdog salesman or something? He went to alot of debate tournaments i think because everyone seems to know him. Must've made one hell of a hotdog.
  2. Here's a small file i just put together, it's highlighted too, some are missing tags, sorry did this in a rush and lost most of my files. Bio D Impacts and Stuff.doc
  3. Sorry if this wasn't clear enough before, I was looking for thoughts about Zizek, not how this pertains to any actual argumentation within a debate round. I don't view this as an indict nor as any sort of mockery of Zizek's overall philosophy or how it's many variations function within a debate round (thought I hate hearing the same Zizek and Daly cards). Regarding Churchill and how plagiarism might be seen as an argument, i've never understood or even seen this argument successfully run within a round, and as GBTL and Natives criticisms with Churchill cites are very abundant in today's debate community (I posted a GBTL k of my own with Churchill cards) I don't see why this accusation of Zizek being a plagiarist would have any adverse affects upon the functionality of his arguments within a round. Now as to my opinion on the issue (which i should have made clear in the OP), I think Zizek is a gigantic asshole, no doubt about it, and i apologize for the vulgarity of my language but to blatantly copy a fellow peers work and claim it as your own due to your own standings in the philosophical realm (which are already questionable to the point where debaters use anal sex metaphors to describe you) is a mockery of philosophy and deeply saddens me. This doesn't affect my opinion regarding Zizek's philosophy, but as Needs more Consult Japan stated, affects my perception of his character.
  4. http://withendemanndom.blogspot.fr/2014/07/slavoj-zizek-philosophaster-and_9.html?m=1 Slavoj Žižek: Philosophaster and Plagiarist. — Under the man’s name, clarity has appeared at last, owed albeit not to some unfogging of mind, but to plain old stealing. It was just this clarity that struck Steve Sailer as odd: “a reader inclined toward deconstructionism might note that Žižek summarizes [Kevin] MacDonald’s controversial argument [in The Culture of Critique] quite lucidly. In fact, the superstar professor achieves a higher degree of clarity while expounding MacDonald’s message than in any other passage I’ve read by Žižek”.1 The reason for the cat’s barking, the dog’s meowing, or rather, this obscurant’s lucidity, is simple: it is someone else’s summary, namely, Stanley Hornbeck’s, from a review that appeared in American Renaissance over seven years beforehand. Much of the plagiarism is word-for-word. Some passages are lightly rephrased. Below I give a side-by-side comparison. The passages from Žižek come from one continuous paragraph, which I have broken up into sections so that Hornbeck’s original might run parallel to it, making the comparison easier. To the same end, I have re-paragraphed some parts of Hornbeck’s original and removed Žižek’s page-citations. (Link) Source: Slavoj Žižek, “A Plea for a Return to Différance (with a Minor Pro Domo Sua)”,Critical Inquiry, Vol. 32, No. 2 (Winter 2006). 2 Source: Stanley Hornbeck, “Cherchez le Juif”: Review of Kevin MacDonald’s The Culture of Critique, in American Renaissance, Vol.10, No.3, March 1999. 3 . . . 1. Steve Sailer, “Slavoj Žižek on Kevin MacDonald’s ‘Culture of Critique’”, iSteve Blog: Unz Review, 8th July 2014. (The first commenter, “IHTG”, at Steve’s blog also noticed something untoward.) 2. For those who have access, Žižek’s original paper can be found at JSTOR. A somewhat altered version can be found at Lacan.com. 3. The words that Hornbeck, and hence Žižek, attributes to Derrida are in fact those of John D. Caputo. Thoughts?
  5. Debate isn't real, you aren't real, nothing is real. PS: Disneyland is real.
  6. Deleuze

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    There is no answer to my philosophy. Just give up. Here's something for nomadology- Your criticism changes nothing – nomadic politics as a basis for criticism is already incorporated within the logic of territorialization and state-capitalism. Bülent Diken, lecturer in Sociology at Lancaster University, and Carsten Bagge Laustsen, Ph.D. student at the University of Copenhagen, Department of Political Sciences, September 2001, online: http://www.comp.lancs.ac.uk/sociology/papers/Diken-Laustsen-Enjoy-Your-Fight.pdf, accessed August 24, 2004 The development of the contemporary society confirms that critique is not a peripheral activity; rather, it contributes to capitalist innovations that assimilate critique, which is constantly confronted with the danger of becoming dysfunctional. Capitalism had received mainly two forms of critique until the 1970s: the social critique from the Marxist camp (exploitation) and the aesthetic critique from the new French philosophy (nomadism). Since the 1970s capitalism has found new forms of legitimation in the artist critique, which resulted in a “transfer of competencies from leftist radicalism toward management†(Boltanski & Chiapello; quoted in Guilhot 2000: 360). Consequently, the aesthetic critique has dissolved into a post-Fordist normative regime of justification, the notion of creativity is re-coded in terms of flexibility, and difference is commercialized. This is perhaps nowhere more visible than in the production process of the movie Fight Club itself as an aesthetic commodity: “David [Fincher] said to me, ‘You know, Chuck, we’re not just selling the movie Fight Club. We’re selling the idea of fight clubs.’†(Palahniuk quoted in Sult 1999). Thus Fight Club is hardly an “anti-institutional†response to contemporary capitalism, just as creativity, perversion or transgression are not necessarily emancipatory today. Power has already evacuated the bastion Fight Club is attacking and it can effortlessly support Fight Club’s assault on sedentariness. Palahniuk says: “We really have no freedom about creating our identities, because we are trained to want what we want. What is it going to take to break out and establish some modicum of freedom, despite all the cultural training that’s been our entire existence? It’s about doing the things that are completely forbidden, that we are trained not to want to do†(quoted in Jenkins 1999). What Palahniuk enjoys the luxury of overseeing here is precisely that such strategies are emancipatory only in so far as power poses hierarchy exclusively through essentialism and stable binary divisions. But many of the concepts romanticised by Palahniuk’s Fight Club find a correspondence in the network capitalism and its aesthetic Mecca, Hollywood, today. As Deleuze and Guattari repeatedly emphasized, smooth space and nomadism do not have an irresistable revolutionary calling but change meaning drastically depending on the context (see 1987: 387). Neither mobility nor immobility are liberatory in themselves. Subversion or liberation can only be related to taking control of the production of mobility and statis (Hardt & Negri 2000: 156). In this respect, Fight Club’s aesthetic critique sounds, if not cynical, naïve. Asked by CNN if he is amused by the irony that Hollywood decided to make a violent movie about anti-consumerism by spending millions of dollars, Palahniuk answers that “it seems like the ultimate absurd joke. In a way it’s funnier than the movie itself†(CNN 1999). Yes, indeed, but as we tried to show there are reasons why it is so. Nomadic politics cause genocide. Barbrook 98 [Richard, coordinator of the Hypermedia Research Centre at U of Westminster, The Holy Fools] While the nomadic fantasies of A Thousand Plateaus were being composed, one revolutionary movement actually did carry out Deleuze and Guattari’s dream of destroying the city. Led by a vanguard of Paris-educated intellectuals, the Khmer Rouge overthrew an oppressive regime installed by the Americans. Rejecting the ‘grand narrative’ of economic progress, Pol Pot and his organisation instead tried to construct a rural utopia. However, when the economy subsequently imploded, the regime embarked on ever more ferocious purges until the country was rescued by an invasion by neighbouring Vietnam. Deleuze and Guattari had claimed that the destruction of the city would create direct democracy and libidinal ecstasy. Instead, the application of such anti-modernism in practice resulted in tyranny and genocide. The ‘line of flight’ from Stalin had led to Pol Pot. [22] Nomadism is only possible for those in a position of privilege. Nomadology is a bourgeoise masculine subjectivity masquerading as cosmopolitanism. Hannam et al. 2006 (Kevin, School of Arts, Design, Media and Culture, University of Sunderland, Mimi Sheller, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Swarthmore College, John Urry, Department of Sociology, Lancaster University, “Editorial: Mobilities, Immobilities and Moorings,†Mobilities Vol. 1, No. 1, www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/17450100500489189.) Mobilities also are caught up in power geometries of everyday life (Massey, 1994). There are new places and technologies that enhance the mobility of some peoples and places even as they also heighten the immobility of others, especially as people try to cross borders (Timothy, 2001; Verstraete, 2004; Wood & Graham, 2006). ‘Differential mobility empowerments reflect structures and hierarchies of power and position by race, gender, age and class, ranging from the local to the global’ (Tesfahuney, 1998, p.501). Rights to travel, for example, are highly uneven and skewed even between a pair of countries (Timothy, 2001; Gogia, 2006). Many feminist theorists have argued that nomadic theory rests on a ‘romantic reading of mobility’, and that ‘certain ways of seeing [arise] as a result of this privileging of cosmopolitan mobility’ (Kaplan, 2006; see also Pritchard, 2000; Tsing, 2002). Ahmed, for example, critiques mobile forms of subjectivity and argues that the ‘idealisation of movement, or transformation of movement into a fetish, depends upon the exclusion of others who are already positioned as not free in the same way’ (Ahmed, 2004, p.152). Skeggs further argues that the mobility paradigm can be linked to a ‘bourgeois masculine subjectivity’ that describes itself as ‘cosmopolitan’; she points out that ‘[m]obility and control over mobility both reflect and reinforce power. Mobility is a resource to which not everyone has an equal relationship’ (Skeggs, 2004, p.49; see also Morley, 2002; Sheller & Urry, 2006b). It is not a question of privileging a ‘mobile subjectivity’, therefore, but rather of tracking the power and politics of discourses and practices of mobility in creating both movement and stasis (Cresswell, 1999; Maurer, 2002; Franklin et al., 2000).
  7. This is what i did today instead of studying in my economics class. Enjoy! Edit: THIS IS NOT A TIME CUBE SHELL, ITS THYME CUBE, THE SPELLING WAS INTENTIONAL. Edit 2: I just realized i accidentally typed Gene Ray instead of Green Ray in one of the tags, I apologize Dr. Green Ray for confusing you with a bigoted imbecile. Edit 3: All the evidence is from Thymecube.com THYME CUBE 1NC.docx
  8. I've always already loved both of you
  9. GBTL means give back the land. I don't see how this is not related quite honestly. Please elaborate
  10. Alright peeps, I'm sorry I had to make a new thread but i forgot I can't edit old forum titles XD. Anyway, this thread will be the official dumping ground for my stuff. I realize the process is slow, and the cases aren't great but it's really all i've been able to do in the limited time i've had since the beginning of senior year. Disclaimer: I am in no way a good case writer. I have two reasons to post my stuff here 1) It opens up room for discussion about what might make it better/ understanding a concept/whats wrong with the case etc. 2) If even one case can help a novice, i've done my job! I know how it feels to be the only CX team at your school, to never go to camp or even have a coach or anyone else to talk to, and to have to write all the cases by yourself. Trust me For now, here's a GBTL K (GBTL MEANS GIVE BACK THE LAND, it's a common acronym for a Natives K), try to go easy on me Update1: Rhetorical Borders is up! Ran it only once, had fun with it, not very good but it's something at least Update 2: The very first policy aff I ever wrote, I bring you, Mexican Agave with a lil Anthro on the side! Update 3: OOO (Object Oriented Ontology) is up! GBTL K.docx Rhetorical Borders 1AC.doc Mexican Agave Biofuels with a lil Anthro.docx OOO K For days.doc
  11. Hey peeps, high school debate is done for good, but unlike the other awesome people on this website, I have slacked off all year long! I'm making this post in advance since I'll obviously edit it with other files. For now, here's an unbroken and extremely rushed Hauntology aff! Disclaimer: I wrote this aff overnight right before state, never got a single K friendly judge on aff, so it remained unbroken. I realize it is poorly written and i deeply apologize. I didn't know how to cite the Johnson evidence so I used UNT's cite. I also lost my 2AC stuff and A2's plus clarification stuff, SORRYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY Yes, I realize it's a weird VTL spin off, but remember life=death=life=death=life=death=life=death etc. So just think of VTL as VTD and vice versa. As James Stephenson once said about Hauntology, "It seems like a k of death". Hauntology Aff (Olmecs).docx
  12. Hello everyone, I'm creating this post just to give a general heads up and a few tips on evidence trading to ensure an efficient and worry-free environment when trading. Hope this helps! First a few rules 1) Do not ever trade Evazon files. Should any member be caught in the act of offering or requesting such files, they will be temporarily banned as a first offense, or permanently banned for a reoccurring offense. If the member you are trading with offers or asks for such a file, report them immediately. 2) Do not trade open evidence files unless specifically requested. If a member requests a file, always assume it to be home-cut. The member receiving the open evidence file (if applicable) should be made aware BEFORE the transaction occurs that the file being offered is one that may be freely downloaded from the NDCA website. Giving a TOC (Table of Contents) is not a justification for passing on an open evidence file as home-cut. Should someone send an Open Evidence file, they will be temporarily banned as a first offense, or permanently banned for a reoccurring offense. 3) Provide a table of contents for your file, and request one from the member you are trading with at all times. If one is not made available trade at your own risk. 4) Do not trade other member's file unless given explicit permission by said member. This rule is similar to the Evazon rule, as the file in question is a homecut file by a member who owns all rights to said file on this website unless explicitly stated. Same offense policy applies. 5) Do not trade money or physical assets for files, evidence trading is for file trading/sharing, Evazon is where you should be purchasing files using any form of currency. 6) Report all behavior in private message chats that violates the TOS of Cross-x.com. These includes inflammatory remarks, threats, racism, sexism, and any other form of bigotry. 7) Do NOT ever lie about the contents of a file. IF any member is found to give false information upon trading a file, report them immediately. 8) For all reports, screenshots of conversations outside of Cross X (and in Pm's) will aid in effectively determining whether the member should be permanently banned or not. 9) Perma bans may be administered on the first offense, should anyone decide to blatantly violate the above rules in an unusual fashion (you'd be surprised). 10) IP Bans can be administered. TL;DR: Don't be dumb, trade smart, be smart, be nice. Now onto some tips 1) Don't worry about reputation, it's amalgam of the communities liking or disliking to said member, but this does not reflect how trustworthy they are in any way. Look through their post history and see why they were downvoted, if it was for inflammatory remarks or something rather unintelligible (blatantly), then I would suggest to stay away from the user. 2) If the person does not have any comments or posts at all and their account is only a day old, stay away for now. 3) If the person is rude in any way, keep in mind that you hold as much power as they do when it comes to trading, I'd highly recommend simply not doing the trade 4) If the person asks you to send the file first without even giving you a TOC or any info about the file you need, be wary, request a TOC at the very least 5) Always check open-evidence and online files when given the TOC for a file. Usually I just copy and paste a few lines off of the TOC on google, if a word doc shows up report them and cease the trade immediately. 6) Don't be too hesitant to send a file, if both traders are relatively new it may turn into a game of chicken in which both sides are refusing to send their file first. If you are that hesitant about sending a file you probably shouldn't be trading with this person. Check their post history, not their reputation. If their posts are funny (in an intelligible way, which you and only YOU are the judge of), intelligent, or pleasant, don't be too afraid. 7) Try to trade through email first before anything else. Be very wary of strange links. Most file sharing links are fine, with mediafire being the go-to website if emailing the file is unavailable. 8) Reputation doesn't mean a single thing, up to a certain point that is, but you will know by their post history, sorry if that wasn't already made clear in the last 7 points. 9) Be very wary of anyone named xxcuntdestroyer69xx or anyone with relatively immature usernames that have probably never had any interactions with the outside world (including debate). 10) For those of you with absolutely nothing to trade, there are free files posted on cross-x.com weekly from former debaters and soon-to-be former debaters. These files should not be traded. Any questions? PM the other mods, I'm tired! Just kidding, you may pm me as well, but be warned, i'm not the mod of this forum, and if i'm caught by the other mod, it'll be the hole for me again!
  13. This would do absolutely nothing. As shown through Anthroaff, only an IP ban would successfully take care of these so called "trolls", a temp ban would only make the trolls create new accounts. Insofar as not even a mod can IP ban (only the admins can), there's really nothing more we can do.
  14. Deleuze

    Affs you ran

    I ran a Hauntology aff based on the Olmec civilization
  15. I recommend the following k aff's specifically (although Daniel already laid a few of them out), War on Drugs aff- Bishop Guertin DI (Demers/Iuliano) http://hspolicy.debatecoaches.org/bin/Bishop+Guertin/Demers-Iuliano+Aff Cuban Sugar Plantations aff (my favorite kritikal debate team in the nation)- Bronx Law AL (Athanasopolous/Liriano) http://hspolicy.debatecoaches.org/bin/Bronx+Law/Athanasopoulos-Liriano+Aff Assata Aff (i've gone against it, it's beautiful)- Cedar Ridge PR (Pabst/Robinson) http://hspolicy.debatecoaches.org/bin/Cedar+Ridge/Robinson-Pabst+Aff Symbolic Exchange or Fatal Strategies Affs - C.E Byrd GN (Gustavson/Nabors) *hi..... is sam gustavson, shoot him a pm for details http://hspolicy.debatecoaches.org/bin/CE+Byrd/Gustavson-Nabors+Aff Taino Epistemology Aff- Austin SFA EE (Estrada/Estrada) *Pennyfeather is one of the Estrada's, shoot him a pm for details http://hspolicy.debatecoaches.org/bin/Austin+SFA/Estrada-Estrada+Aff Malquiladoras Aff - Whitney Young DS (Dastrup/Sears) http://hspolicy.debatecoaches.org/bin/Whitney+Young/Dastrup-Sears+Aff Love/Unity Aff- Acorn Community AJ (Anderson/Jeffers) http://hspolicy.debatecoaches.org/bin/ACORN+Community/WebHome Asian Conscientization Aff- Centennial KK (Koo/Koo) http://hspolicy.debatecoaches.org/bin/Centennial+MD/Koo-Koo+Aff Neolib Aff - Brophy College Prep MS (Mccoy/Singer) http://hspolicy.debatecoaches.org/bin/Brophy+College+Prep/McCoy-Singer+Aff Securitized Sanctions Aff- Westminster BG (Basco/Gupta) http://hspolicy.debatecoaches.org/bin/Westminster/Basco-Gupta+Aff Aphrofuturism Aff- Wayzata LH (Larsen/Haas) http://hspolicy.debatecoaches.org/bin/Wayzata/Larsen-Haas+Aff No Peduo Perar or Gender Performance Affs- Niles West CK (Chan/Kang) http://hspolicy.debatecoaches.org/bin/Niles+West/Chan-Kang+Aff Guantanamo Poetry Aff- Pine Crest JG (Jain/Gruber) http://hspolicy.debatecoaches.org/bin/Pine+Crest/Jain-Gruber+Aff Myth of Model Minority Conscientization Aff- Capitol Park HP (Hirsch/Park) http://hspolicy.debatecoaches.org/bin/Capitol/Park-Hirsch+Aff Zapatistas Aff- St Vincent de Paul YM (Young/Martin) http://hspolicy.debatecoaches.org/bin/St+Vincent+de+Paul/Young-Martin+Aff Heterotopia Aff- College Prep AG (Attiyeh/Givan) http://hspolicy.debatecoaches.org/bin/College+Prep/Attiyeh-Givan+Aff Marxism Aff- Glenbrook South CM (Callahan/Mitchell) http://hspolicy.debatecoaches.org/bin/Glenbrook+South/Callahan-Mitchell+Aff Derrida Aff- Pine Crest ML (McCue/Levy) http://hspolicy.debatecoaches.org/bin/Pine+Crest/McCue-Levy+Aff Disclaimer: There are WAY too many great k aff's this year, unfortunately i'm unable to post them all, I know i missed quite a few unique cases!
  16. Deters zombie apocalypse- extinction
  17. Just want to congratulate two of our admins, Jacob from Midway high school (jacobstime) and Daniel (dancon) from Monsignor Kelly on breaking at TFA State! I wish them all the best tomorrow. Both of them (and their partners) are incredibly hard working debaters that I know will go far! Also want to give a special shoutout to Bellaire BN, Austin SFA (Pennyfeather) and all the other cross-x users that broke, there's no doubt in my mind you all are truly the best Texas has to offer! Breaks List Policy Debate Double Octo-Finalists (Unseeded Alpha order) Austin SFA EE (Alex Estrada & Joseph Estrada) Bellaire NB (Aman Narayan & Aaron Birenbaum) Cedar Ridge PR (Emma Pabst & Quaram Robinson) Clear Lake GH (Sina Ghodsi & Michael Hsu) Coppell BJ (Matthew Ballard & Amir Javeri) Coppell ON (Joseph Overman & Mustafa Neemuchwala) Coppell PS (Nikhil Purohit & Rohan Sakalkale) Crosby LZ (Ashley Lance & Nelson Zepeda) Grapevine SJ (Connor Smith & Kenny Johng) Grapevine SU (Graysen Stille & Gabriel Uceda) Greenhill DJ (Sohum Daftary & Ricardo Jaramillo) Greenhill ML (Lindsey Mahomes & Martin Li) Greenhill MR (Michael Meng & Nikhil Ranganathan) Hebron CL (Athena Chen & Chris Lopez-Araiza) Hendrickson TG (Travis Tiffany & Anshuman Gupta) Houston Memorial CM (George Chen & Trent McGuinness) Jesuit College Prep FP (James Ferrara & Jackson Pyke) Jesuit College Prep TW (Brice Tsao & Adam Wiechman) Katy Taylor AL (Zaki Alattar & Albert Li) Katy Taylor BK (Spencer Brents & Ajith Kumar) Katy Taylor DK (Ishani Desai & Joel Kim) Kinkaid BR (Rikki Bleiweiss & Reece Rosenthal) Kinkaid BY (Sabrina Bajwa & Sita Yerramsetti) Kinkaid RR (Arjun Reddy & Sam Richey) Liberal Arts BC (Eli Barrish & Isaac Cui) Liberal Arts SY (Yesha Shah & Justin Yoon) Midway BH (Jacob Bell & Hunter Hall) Monsignor Kelly CF (Daniel Conrad & Thomas Flanagan) Reagan GH (Melissa Gayton & Shaneal Harun) Reagan WP (Christopher Whitehair & Adam Paarmann) Westwood BC (Sam Bhagwandin & Alvin Chen) Westwood JR (Varun Jaladi & Varun Reddy)
  18. You called? Sorry i'm not giving away my files, ask Guattari he's much more generous.
  19. Madra, Yahya(2003) 'Encircling the Real', Rethinking Marxism, 15: 3, 316 — 325 http://www.susanjahoda.com/Yahya_Madra_Encircling_the_Real.pdf
  20. I cannot assess the usefulness of any camp as i have never been, however, Camp will definitely step up your game, even as a senior there is so much to learn. I guarantee you guys will qual for the toc next year with enough hard work, if you've already been to a bid round you surely have some experience with TOC tournaments. It sounds as if you're willing to invest alot of time into this, and i can't imagine camp hurting you in any way. If you have any questions about the DDC, Stephen Murray (Username Maury on cross ex) is one of the heads of the DDC, I strongly recommend Pm'ing him as he does frequently (albeit very shortly) come on and will surely see your post. Since i'm graduating this year, just wanna say in advance good luck next year! (really wish we got the oceans topic this year)
  21. Deleuze

    State Districts

    Congrats Keerthi for not only winning the tournament but in style (never dropped a single ballot in outrounds)!
  22. LD open evidence would be both misleading and potentially harmful to the very people that would rely on such files to debate (notice i said rely and not "use only for reference", implying novices and small schools with little to no resources) 1st) LD resolutions are limited to a 2 month span, and most topics are not chosen until 1-2 months before and released until maybe 4 weeks at most before the topic begins. This means open evidence would essentially be just a laundry list of A2's and understanding philosophy, which at first may seem fine, but I'll elaborate below. For now treat this point as saying that the work done at camp cannot be 100% topic specific unless the LD'ers somehow research every and all potential topics and post their findings, unfortunately, as told by my friend who went to VBI, there is simply not enough time to go in depth into each and every topic and, it could potentially be all for nothing if said topics are not chosen. 2nd) LD case writing (at any level) is not simply picking and choosing evidence, it's about understanding the resolution. Anything to do with anthro and understanding the philosophy behind speceism (and all forms of exclusion ergo) is nice and all, but what about when the topic changes to the 2012 state topic (targeted killing)? Good luck on anthro then. Even if one was a genius at philosophy, if he/she didn't understand how the courts system or due process rights worked, they would be utterly destroyed by anyone on the terrorist due process resolution (last year). Understanding a resolution is a pre-requisite to anything else in the context of LD (aside from the very basics of philosophy, such as morality = right vs wrong without delving into the more complex situational philosophies) 3rd) let's say camps were able to incorporate this somehow ludicrous idea of analyzing each resolution. This would take away from the LD'ers who pay good money to learn and become better than they already are. What about top labs, the kids who are competitive LD'ers with a chance at clearing at the TOC? They don't need to know the basics. My view of this is quite simple. Lower level labs should disclose information practices regarding the way debates occur, just as they teach at such labs. These include how to structure a stock case, what a value is, and how one may flow efficiently (or what someone should flow). I believe open evidence (as it stands now) has no true value to LD (haha get it? I said value). Upper labs should disclose critical info in relation to basic philosophies, i.g antiblackness is immoral b/c racism is obviously bad. Also, just want to point out, i know ALOT of LD'ers use the CX files anyway, so why do we need more resources when we have the entire 5+ topics laid out for us in the form of a laundry list of ideas and evidence? Once again, it would be pointless and not help incoming Ld'ers and small school Ld'ers. If anyone disagrees, I'm open to a discussion about this. Disclaimer- i ONLY ran K's in LD, i made literally 4 k affs for the entire year last year and would just make res. specific links where i saw fit. Not saying Ld'ers don't run k's, but stock cases are definitely not unheard of at the TOC level, including basic NC cases (from the rounds i saw last year).
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