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    Constanza
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    2 time conference champion!! Senior.. russophile!! Majoring in Poli-Sci and Russian Studies at KU in the fall!! Hispanic and proud!
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  1. The 2AC https://www.dropbox.com/s/ka8a4fs3ggjwbtp/Castro%202AC.docx?dl=0
  2. Cross X Questions How do we measure political capital? On AAAS'13 where does it warrant it is unpopular? All it says is that is was cut in 2013. On nuclear war impact, does the negative assume nothing will be done to prevent nuke war? How much sprawl does the aff cause? Given the government is the actor of the plan wouldn't they ensure that the plan didn't interfere with military zones? What zone does the aff specifically collapse to lead to global war? What is the CSRIC? Are topical counterplans good? What is the net benefit to the CP? How is the CP mutually exclusive? Isn't addresing something the same as doing it? Also doesn't Burghardt '13 warrant that U.S. is better positioned and safer? Where does 1ac evidence say U.S. is doing undersea cables? Also doesn't safety systems refer to us security with connections overall? If the status quo is unsafe and the government could do it safely how does that not make them a better actor?
  3. Why should we care if the banking industry loses money? Why should we care if trade, politics, and stability get messed up in the Strait of Malacca, Luzon, and the SCS? Why should we care if PR or even the US econ collapses? We care if the banking industry loses money because it affects investors and how they invest in Puerto Rico. We should care if trade, politics and stability get messed up because it is a major trade hub and key to the region’s economy. We should care about PR because it affects the US econ and we should care about an econ collapse because it affects us internationally and domestically. So in the squo, crucial information to the USFG and the nation's economy is being handled haphazardly by privates and the USFG is doing nothing? Yes, that is correct. So this is not a substantial problem? And other problems come first? Ok. It is. The issue is the U.S. policy of austerity and budget cuts right now. The USFG is prioritizing things that are having immediate short term impacts rather than long term impacts. What line says that the EPA recommends that the BOEM implement cables? All I see is stuff that BOEM should monitor private activity. NEPA which is mentioned in the card is part of EPA. How will your cables be better than those of the squo? Which ev says these things? Find me a line. US government key–positioning, information processing and security make it the best actor Burghardt 13–Police State America Researcher (Tom Burghardt, “Documents Show Undersea Cable Firms Provide Surveillance Access to US Secret State,” Global Research, http://www.globalresearch.ca/documents-show-undersea-cable-firms-provide-surveillance-access-to-us-secret-state/5343173, 7/18/14, AMJ) Whatever submarine operations NSA still carry out with the US Navy and “Five Eyes” surveillance partners (Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand and the US), access to information flowing through undersea cables mean that the US government is well-positioned to scoop-up virtually all global communications.¶ Since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden began spilling the beans last month, it should be clear that the American government’s capabilities in amassing unprecedented volumes of information from cable traffic, also potentially hands the US and their corporate collaborators a treasure trove of sensitive economic secrets from competitors. Reporting by Australian journalists confirm information published July 6 by The Washington Post. There we learned that overseas submarine cable companies doing business in the United States must maintain “an internal corporate cell of American citizens with government clearances,” a cadre of personnel whose job is to ensure that “when US government agencies seek access to the massive amounts of data flowing through their networks, they have systems in place to provide it securely.” What are these? What ev says that these exist, are ready for use, and can solve better? US government key–positioning, information processing and security make it the best actor Burghardt 13–Police State America Researcher (Tom Burghardt, “Documents Show Undersea Cable Firms Provide Surveillance Access to US Secret State,” Global Research, http://www.globalresearch.ca/documents-show-undersea-cable-firms-provide-surveillance-access-to-us-secret-state/5343173, 7/18/14, AMJ) Whatever submarine operations NSA still carry out with the US Navy and “Five Eyes” surveillance partners (Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand and the US), access to information flowing through undersea cables mean that the US government is well-positioned to scoop-up virtually all global communications.¶ Since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden began spilling the beans last month, it should be clear that the American government’s capabilities in amassing unprecedented volumes of information from cable traffic, also potentially hands the US and their corporate collaborators a treasure trove of sensitive economic secrets from competitors. Reporting by Australian journalists confirm information published July 6 by The Washington Post. There we learned that overseas submarine cable companies doing business in the United States must maintain “an internal corporate cell of American citizens with government clearances,” a cadre of personnel whose job is to ensure that “when US government agencies seek access to the massive amounts of data flowing through their networks, they have systems in place to provide it securely.” What ev says you protect and position better? US government key–positioning, information processing and security make it the best actor Burghardt 13–Police State America Researcher (Tom Burghardt, “Documents Show Undersea Cable Firms Provide Surveillance Access to US Secret State,” Global Research, http://www.globalresearch.ca/documents-show-undersea-cable-firms-provide-surveillance-access-to-us-secret-state/5343173, 7/18/14, AMJ) Whatever submarine operations NSA still carry out with the US Navy and “Five Eyes” surveillance partners (Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand and the US), access to information flowing through undersea cables mean that the US government is well-positioned to scoop-up virtually all global communications.¶ Since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden began spilling the beans last month, it should be clear that the American government’s capabilities in amassing unprecedented volumes of information from cable traffic, also potentially hands the US and their corporate collaborators a treasure trove of sensitive economic secrets from competitors. Reporting by Australian journalists confirm information published July 6 by The Washington Post. There we learned that overseas submarine cable companies doing business in the United States must maintain “an internal corporate cell of American citizens with government clearances,” a cadre of personnel whose job is to ensure that “when US government agencies seek access to the massive amounts of data flowing through their networks, they have systems in place to provide it securely.” But how does that make it the best actor? Sure, they are good at reading cables but how do we know that they can put them in place securely? Also, if they have security systems in place right now then why aren't cables secure? It makes it the best actor because they can securely do it. They can put them in place securely because it says the government has the systems to do so. What the last line is saying is that overall government cables security is good and the networks would be secure. They aren’t secure now because the privates do it. Problem is on our side. We are not connecting with nations due to badly secured cables. Which piece of ev says that? A line, please. Evidence about SQ problems. I can also bring additional extensions in my next speech. Puerto Rico debt Caused by? Also, how do low energy prices alleviate debt? Economic miscalc by their government. It not necessarily the energy prices but more that the connection would allow them to sell the energy. It is in Marino ’14. But like--how bad does it have to get to have a full scale collapse? A recession would have to happen before the collapse. So then this piece of evidence is false? It can't solve? It’s not false as in not real but it indicates that there was an idea but it won’t solve showing the need for the affirmative. Again, what ev supports this? US government key–positioning, information processing and security make it the best actor Burghardt 13–Police State America Researcher (Tom Burghardt, “Documents Show Undersea Cable Firms Provide Surveillance Access to US Secret State,” Global Research, http://www.globalresearch.ca/documents-show-undersea-cable-firms-provide-surveillance-access-to-us-secret-state/5343173, 7/18/14, AMJ) Whatever submarine operations NSA still carry out with the US Navy and “Five Eyes” surveillance partners (Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand and the US), access to information flowing through undersea cables mean that the US government is well-positioned to scoop-up virtually all global communications.¶ Since former NSA contractor Edward Snowden began spilling the beans last month, it should be clear that the American government’s capabilities in amassing unprecedented volumes of information from cable traffic, also potentially hands the US and their corporate collaborators a treasure trove of sensitive economic secrets from competitors. Reporting by Australian journalists confirm information published July 6 by The Washington Post. There we learned that overseas submarine cable companies doing business in the United States must maintain “an internal corporate cell of American citizens with government clearances,” a cadre of personnel whose job is to ensure that “when US government agencies seek access to the massive amounts of data flowing through their networks, they have systems in place to provide it securely.” So to save the Puerto Rican econ, we need low energy prices? Yes. How low is the threshold on energy prices? Low enough for investors to not pull out the money. Umm okay but like whats the brink Case has terminal impact. Why can ONLY undersea cables solve? (A line would be nice since that was the tag.) It talks about how undersea cables would be the catalyst. LINE: President Eduardo Bhatia said the undersea cable should be seriously considered, as it could serve as a catalyst for Puerto Rico to become an energy leader What ev says its the only way to do it? A line pls. Line in Marino ’14: "This is an island, 100 miles by 35 miles, and we aren't connected with anybody. 4 more questions (EDIT-- the 4 below and all the bolded ones above) and then depending on the answers I get I will post the 1nc: Will US economic collapse alone cause war? Yes, given how important the U.S. is geopolitically. Timeframe on the Puerto Rico advantage? Terminal. Timeframe until cables get disrupted? Don’t have a definitive time frame. Are you exploration or development? Development. Putting cable in water.
  4. 1. Why vote aff? To prevent a loss of $1 trillion to the banking industry. To continue trade, politics, stability and to prevent problems in the Strait of Malacca, the Strait of Luzon and the South China Sea and to save Puerto Rico's economy. 2. What are the impacts to not doing the plan? Answer is above. 3. What do submarine cables do? Essentially they safely transfer information between governmental agencies, governments and economies and transfer energy from green tech. 4. Which governmental agency is the BOEM a part of? The DOI right? That’s what Wikipedia says United States Department of the Interior. 5. When is your (only) solvency card from? In the solvency contention I mean. (Not to be picky but when citing you cant just give a url) It’s from the Bureau of Ocean Energy management from a hearing before our congress in 2012. 6. If this is such a great plan then why hasn’t it happened yet? Attitudinal Barrier. Other things a prioritized more in the SQ. Also until recently there weren’t problems so it didn’t need to be addressed. U.S. only fixes things when they are a substantial problem. 7. What’s to prevent it from happening in the squo? Answered above. 8. How do we know that the BOEM can implement undersea cables? What expertise does it have in the area? We know they can implement because in the hearing stated above the EPA recommended that BOEM do it. So they have jurisdiction. Expertise is that they handle energy projects that deal with underwater energy cables in the SQ so they know how to handle cables. 9. How will your cables be better than those of the squo? They will be monitored better, positioned better and secured by the USFG. Privates don’t have security on their cables. 10. Who is in charge of the cables now? Privates. 11. Where will the cables be? US EEZ 12. Are you just going to use the existing cables? NO, Governmental Cables. If so, then how does the squo not solve? SQ doesn’t solve because they can’t keep up with demand, cables have no oversight. 13. Walk me through how the squo doesn’t solve pls Essentially, the current cables are not interconnected and a patchwork of different privates. We integrate a sort of grid for U.S. government cables and data. We also protect our cables and position them better. 14. Is your plan an increase from the squo, yes or no? We are an increase of the government not the current private SQ. Adv 1 15. What’s the warrant to “positioning, information processing and security make it the best actor” in your Burghardt 13 card? Find me a line. IT says the US gov is well positioned, can amass unprecedented volumes of info, and has systems in place to be able to do it securely. 16. What’s the impact to outages? Banking industry, Strait of Malacca, South China Sea and econ. 17. How do US EEZ cables solve for problems in international zones? Problem is on our side. We are not connecting with nations due to badly secured cables. Adv 2 18. What is causing Puerto Rico’s economic decline right now? Debt. 19. In McDonald 14 how does re-pricing the municipal bond market crash the stock market? Also how does a falling stock market crash the economy? It causes a default because their is no investor confidence. If the stock market gets to low econ crashes because people withdraw money. 20. What’s the threshold on stock market lows crashing the econ? Recession? 21. In John Marino 14, doesn’t it say that “The CARIBBEAN BUSINESS plan to bring electric power to Puerto Rico from Florida via a 1,000-mile undersea cable is the quickest and surest way we have to bring down electricity rates in Puerto Rico” mean that plan (to be enacted in the squo) solves this advantage? No, because the cables the SQ uses are inefficient so they won’t provide the electricity that Puerto Rico needs to solve. How is your specific mechanism (have the USFG do it) going to solve for this but not the squo? We are safer, more efficient and actually transfer it correctly. 22. So to save the Puerto Rican econ, we need low energy prices? Yes. How low is the threshold on energy prices? Low enough for investors to not pull out the money. 23. Why can ONLY undersea cables solve? (A line would be nice since that was the tag.) Bringing electricity back to Puerto Rico would fix it and undersea cables are the fastest way given location. 24. How do low energy prices save the Puerto Rican econ? Essentially, there is investor confidence so they invest allowing Puerto Rico to not default on debt and crash the economy.
  5. I see you have hit sea turtles. Was it Nate that you hit???
  6. I can see why a lot of people think that but honestly I think Oceans will provide for a lot of learning and I think Middle East would have been too similar to this years topic.
  7. I originally hated the oceans topic but it has grown on me now. With middle east the research burden of 5 places would have been next to impossible. Oceans is unique and the judges won't have as much bias as they would with middle east. Plus it will be fun arguing who has jurisdiction over the ocean.
  8. My partner and I have been hitting a lot of NAD Bank and just overall Mexico cases. We were wondering if anyone had some DA's or Counterplans that are effective against them. We have a few but need some more to stay competitive. We are willing to do a trade for some of the stuff we have written.
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