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Everything posted by BobbyTables

  1. They only mandate the building of the ships, not their use. NSF is legit nonmil, though.
  2. Yes, it is. Links are a DA to the perm.
  3. PIC out of the state probably solves all their offense. One of the camps put out a counterplan to move landfills into cities (something along those lines, I can't remember the exact details) that probably solves the aff better than they do (NB would probably be something like a K of monitoring).
  4. 1AR: Yeah, but the reason cats are bad is that they're capitalist exploitation, which is good. Also, Zizek is wrong; dogs are the bad ones: http://www.critical-theory.com/cats-are-bourgeois-scum-and-other-things-i-learned-from-zizeks-live-chat/
  5. Who runs it? I've never hit it before, and was under the impression that it had too many issues with international CPs to be viable.
  6. I think it's just that those debates get rather stale after a while.
  7. That's the point. I was being sarcastic.
  8. Does anyone have a pdf of fanged noumena you'd be willing to share?
  9. Where does Badiou talk about simulation? The "this is a method debate" argument makes no sense as an answer to the perm.
  10. A poetry aff based on Mallarme's "A throw of the Dice" could be interesting. I have several sources a few cards on it if you're interested, but I can't figure out how to attach them.
  11. You're also impact turning predictability and heg (via the state). Are you trolling?
  12. Can't really read CTP if you also don't defend fiat, since you'll most likely be defending that the political is useless and/or ceded.
  13. If you're reading a K aff, a lot of the random Ks people run just won't link. If you don't have specific answers, case turns and is a prerequisite to the K, no link, perm do both is often sufficient.
  14. The article seems to make clear that they say the harm derives from the baby being black. "vials from an African-American donor, a fact that she said has made it difficult for her and her same-sex partner to raise their now 2-year-old daughter in an all-white community." "requires Cramblett to travel to a black neighborhood" Snarf: does being required to relocate to a different community count as an economic harm for which they could sue, given that they claim they were told it was necessary by experts? (referring to the following: "Cramblett's therapists have advised her that for her and her child's psychological well-being, she must relocate to a racially diverse community with good schools, according to the suit.")
  15. Interpretation:oceans is outside of the EEZ. I think it cites black's law dictionary.
  16. Win that their impact isn't existential and that structural violence outweighs, win that alt solvency is fast, win that cap is unsustainable and turns their impacts, or win a framework that doesn't let them access their impacts. Pretty much every cap alt runs into the problem of being unlikely to solve, and certainly unlikely to solve any time soon, so you need to make that a less relevant part of the debate.
  17. T-EEZ is the best. It solves limits because almost no development aff is possible when outside US jurisdiction, which gives the neg core solvency and disad links about the plan both being illegal and giving a metaphorical middle finger to the UNCLOS, as well as core counterplan ground like "CP: do it in the EEZ", which is clearly fair and equitable distribution of ground. Also, the definitions are remarkably qualified.
  18. Your example of the representative of framework was a random novice who barely bothered with grammar, gave no coherent arguments for his/her stance, and was directly addressed in the forum in which he/she posted with a strong stance that he/she was both wrong and offensive. This is about as bad a strawperson as you can find for framework debates and doesn't actually advance the discussion in any meaningful way. Conversations about this sort of thing are going on already, and there's no reason to replace open, reasonable discussions with rants at the worst examples of the opposition.
  19. It's the argument that your arguments are a set of conditional statements. For example, if you read a fear of death K and a DA with an extinction impact, you can still be ethically consistent because you don't advocate a politics based on fear of death but are instead saying that even if the plan's motivations are good, the plan itself is still bad within the context of those motivations.
  20. Also sequencing and negation theory both probably justify it.
  21. BobbyTables

    EEZ T violation

    Also, there's evidence that explicitly defines oceans as being outside the EEZ, so there's no particular advantage to reading the Earth's interp. Additionally, the USFG doesn't have jurisdiction outside of its EEZ, so your interp probably kills all aff development ground.
  22. I think there's a distinction when the aff is a colonialism aff; at that point, it becomes a question of competing methods and GBTL is a substantive engagement with the aff over how best to solve their harms, even if that's not the neg team's main focus in other rounds (that said, if they don't engage the lit substantively at all, you're right, but that probably means they'll lose anyway against a good team that knows what they're talking about, especially if the aff is also about colonialism and can be reasonably expected to be deep in the lit). Also, to get rid of the sorts of Makah whaling affs I've seen, I'd accept people being slightly less genuine with their arguments, because the aff is based on severe misrepresentations of evidence that seems unethical in terms of both debate standards and butchering the lit to an extraordinary degree (the 1acs I've seen take cards about decolonization in the context of actually giving back the land and claim to solve them just through the treaty rights, which seems to me to be exactly the sort of thing that Churchill is referring to when he describes the invader population rearranging itself in such a way as to make itself more comfortable). That said, it's entirely possible that I'm just looking at particularly severe examples, and that better versions of the aff exist.
  23. Are people reading that much? I feel like it can't really answer 1-off give back the land, especially since half the cards they read are a defense of giving it back.
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