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About KarlLikeMarx

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    Dalton Richardson
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    Texas Tech
  • Biography
    I wish I was good at debate.
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    Lubbock, TX
  1. Seriously, who is this author? No one in NPDA knows who she is anymore, and to homogonize all teams who choose not to defend the resolution (OU CL, Towson JR, Lewis & Clark CH, NAU RS) is just rediculous and attempts to undercut the accomplishments of every one of those debaters. Teams that choose not to defend the resoultion do the exact same amount of research (I can only speak for NPDA since that's the circuit I compete in, but Emily and McKay of Lewis & Clark had an astounding amout of specific statistics about female pariticpation in parli debate), and in some cases even more, than the "traditional" teams since they have to prep for "traditonal" arguments as well as the methods debate. Plus, reducing these arguments down to nothing more than personal expereince is problematic as it attempts to erase the justifications and harmful experieinces these individuals have had in the debate space; it allows people to discount individual's experiences and not focus on the larger issues of debate. All in all, this article serves to reify why people run the types of arguments they do.
  2. I certainly agree with this since there is a clear difference between what "provide" and "ensure" means. That could make for some really interesting negative strategies.
  3. What teams did Oregon bring to that tournament? And that rez sucked. Unfortunately, a lot of smaller tournaments tend to have awful resolutions. But even at Mile High this year, there was a rez that said the ICC should open an official investigation of Israel's actions in the Palestinian territories, so that round was just a clusterfuck for everyone on the aff. The rez should've just been "Resolved: Let's piss off Israel."
  4. As having debated Liz and Kehl both while they attended Oregon (always loved that transhumanism K of theirs), I can attest as to how well researched their files are. I can also attest that Oregon is one of the best squads on the parli circuit, always being friendly and inviting to everyone. Oregon was the first squad (particularly Oregon BG) that told me my performances and what I had to say mattered in debate. tl;dr: Oregon's playbook is super well done, and it's great that they're sharing with everyone.
  5. Can someone help me find literature about erotic pedagogy? I've found a few articles, but none of them actually give a stable definition about what erotic pedagogy is. I'd like to write an aff (and yes, I've looked at Reagan's cites) but I'm sort of lost right now.
  6. Yea, I'm having problems with it as well. Whenever I try to close any files, it always asks me if I want to save the changes I made to Debate.dotm and it always takes about 20 seconds to open up any files of mine. Any idea how to uninstall and reinstall? I never had these problems with 4.6.
  7. Seriously, as someone who has competed against Josh and the rest of the SIU squad, I can attest that they are some of the best and brightest debaters in the country as well as some of the nicest. The coaching staff at SIU is phenomenal and you could never go wrong being a part of the SIU squad.
  8. I think the original poster is thinking of an electrical grid disad from the space topic. I ran SPS that year and had that run against me a decent number of times. It pretty much says something like grid stable now, but barely and the plan introduces electricity from a source that the grid can't handle, causing massive blackouts. I'm sure there are cards that can be used to make it link to offshore energy affs this year.
  9. I really like the idea of tidal barrages for a novice aff. Thanks for sharing that!
  10. http://www.weberdebatecamp.com/ https://dallasurbandebate.wikispaces.com/2014-5+Ocean+Topic+Resources Here are some links to some novice resources for the upcoming season if anyone is still looking for novice material.
  11. Because in the area of the country I coach in (West Texas), you can lose on T apparently if you don't have that in your plan text. I agree that it serves no purpose and I don't write those in my plan texts when I'm debating, but I'd rather not risk the loss here for my kids.
  12. KarlLikeMarx

    Big Disads

    That's probably impact turned by the fact that jellyfish are experiencing abnormally large bloom cycles right now and are killing massive amounts of fish and fish markets in Japan and places that rely heavily on fish. Also, is it just all jellyfish or are there a particular species talked about in your disad?
  13. So after doing some thinking, these are the potential plan texts I came up with for my novice aff. Any help/ideas would be greatly appreciated. 1. The United States federal government should substantially increase its non-military development of the Earth’s oceans by adopting a policy of integrated multi-trophic aquaculture within the United States Exclusive Economic Zone. 2. The United States federal government should substantially increase its non-military development of the Earth’s oceans by building two ocean-tethered space elevators. 3. The United States federal government should substantially increase its non-military development of the Earth’s oceans by investing in offshore ocean thermal energy converter plants within the United States Exclusive Economic Zone. 4. The United States federal government should substantially increase its non-military development of the Earth’s oceans by investing in sustainable aquaculture within the United States Exclusive Economic Zone. 5. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration should substantially increase its exploration of the Earth’s oceans through the use of sonar mapping to map the geography of the Earth’s oceans.
  14. KarlLikeMarx

    Big Disads

    What exactly is the story on this disad? If you don't mind me asking of course.
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