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  1. Here Genre-2011-Koerner-157-80.pdf
  2. Here you go. Knowledge_Desire_and_Power_in_Global_Pol.pdf
  3. You could ask in 1AC cross-x if they are economic or diplomatic engagement and run a violation based on how they answer.
  4. Taking notes in class is sort of like flowing, so it is useful to force people to listen. Also, 2NR/2AR are all analytics, you wouldn't flash the other team a speech doc with everything you are going to say would you? So, flowing all speeches prepares you to flow the last ones. Also, I think it sort of not fair, for one team to write strong overviews and answers for an argument then to just give them to the other team who can then use them without doing all of the work the other team did to write those answers. The other team should listen to the arguments and if they want to make them, they can do it in their own way.
  5. Does anyone know how to change the headings' settings so that there isn't a page break right after?
  6. T - Domestic Surveillance is surveillance of US Persons. Also, the advantages come from stopping deportation, not surveillance, very extra T. Cap K
  7. That is what I usually do but like if it is a one-off K or a K that you have almost nothing against, then it seems like a smarter route.
  8. Our interpretation is that judge should only evaluate arguments based off the action of the plan text. Standards- 1. Opportunity cost logic- Arguments that don’t prove surveillance should stay the way it is, under their framework incentivizes an aggressive zero-sum logic that is unworkable in modern life. It always begs the question of impacts and solvency so evaluating things in artificial vacuums propagates the worst forms of cherry picking 2. Regressive- Frameworks based off of speculative ideological components of the plan are self-serving and attempt to exclude the aff completely which crowds out any productive form of dialogue. 3. Reciprocity- Aff gets to control what they put in the plan text and Neg gets their links to K’s as long as they generate them from the actual action of the plan instead of assumptions. 4. Argument testing- their framework always let’s them say we are never specific enough because the parameter of their framework is always established ad hoc. 5. Laws are an inevitable aspect of social relationships – interpreting them flexibly to further radical politics is more productive than re-inventing the wheel – the insidious acceleration of oppression requires reform – institutional engagement doesn’t require compromising ethics – empirically proven
  9. Also if the Aff doesn't extend DA in the 2AR to give it any weight against the K and all they do is sort of extend perf con after the 2NR answered and only went for the K could the neg still lose on perf con.
  10. How come it doesn't count as perf con when you run framework and Anti-Blackness. One says you should use the state the others says burn it down.
  11. I have had this issue as well, can DAs bite Ks? Ks are advocacies and DAs aren't so I wouldn't see why that matters. People run contradicting Ks often. I have lost because I ran a DA with a K that contradict. Is it a weird thing with judges on my circuit, or does this happen often?
  12. I get that, but it isn't the worse thing in the world for a person to read anti-blackness if they aren't black. As an aff that would be weird but on neg I think most people are fine with it. The team I am planning for doesn't have a single Muslim person on the team yet they have run islamophobia for a while. This isn't relevant, but they also run GBTL K and call native Americans, American Indians and I am Indian. I don't think it would be a double turn. The card I have for Blackness is the zero point of identity isn't Wilderson. And reading Wilderson doesn't just turn state-args, the arg has to be in the card. What exactly is Afro-Optimism and how could it help my arg? Also, do you think this K could be a winning arg if done correctly?
  13. When you say Framework do you mean Framework as in you don't use the state or the Framework of the K? I don't know that much about Ks so if I make a mistake please correct me. Like a DA there should Link, maybe an Internal Link, and an Impact. However, Ks don't have to be unique meaning it doesn't matter if something else in the Squo causes it, it only matters if the aff perpetuates it. Then there is the alt, the most important part of the K and sometimes the most difficult part of K debate. Alts, obviously, are what we should do instead to avoid the impacts the aff will cause. A good amount of the times it will be reject the aff. Other times it will be really vague as to what it is doing and judges are a lot more hesitant to vote on a K that doesn't have a throughly explained alt so we can envision what it looks like. On the aff side of Ks there is a little more complexity. When the 2AC answers Ks they often time spilt the K into the framework and the proper. K Framework is how you evaluate the aff vs. the K, when it comes to impact calculus. This is also where you put theory args and perms. Theory args include condo bad, dispo bad, perf con. Perms are ways to incorporate the world of the aff with the world of the alt of the K. The four most common perms are Do Plan then K, K then Plan, Plan and non-mutually exclusive parts of alt, and Do both. Like the neg has the burden to explain the world of the alt, the aff has the burden to explain world of perm, which is sometimes unfair as sometimes you have never heard of the K. Perms are not a concession to the K, they are a way to test the competitiveness of the K towards the aff. There theory args against perms such as multiple perms bad, timeframe perms bad, intrinsic/severance perms bad. K framework can usually be cross-applied to each K. K proper is where you debate the actual merits of the K. This includes turning the K, impact defense, alt fails, showing how the perm works best, indicts against the author. This is different for every K. Hope I could help. If you have any other questions just ask?
  14. I can't find that article. Do you have the card?
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