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  1. TheSnowball

    How to Withdraw Money or Get Paid from Evazon

    It was a delay counterplan all along. With a spending DA net-benefit.
  2. TheSnowball

    University/Academy K?

    Can you attach the file you're talking about?
  3. TheSnowball

    whats the pic bruh

    In order to win the debate, the Affirmative generally has to prove that all of the 1AC is good. This is why a permutation has to contain all of the Affirmative--permutations that exclude part of the Affirmative are "severance" of that part and thus don't justify the original plan/1AC. Consider a counterplan--"do the plan and give the judge a cookie." This contains all of the plan, so "permutation--do the counterplan" is legitimate. "Permutation--do both" is usually legitimate against CPs and Ks. Now, consider counterplan--"do part of the plan, but not the whole thing." "Permutation--do both" is impossible because you can't both do something and not do something. "Permutation--do the counterplan" is severance out of the part of the plan the counterplan doesn't do. This kind of counterplan is called a "PIC"--a "plan-inclusive-counterplan." People also use "PIC" as a verb--to "PIC out of" part of the plan, usually explaining why that part is bad even if the rest of the plan is good. Technically, the "do the plan and give the judge a cookie" CP is a PIC too--but this is "plan-plus" rather than "plan-minus" because it adds the cookie rather than taking out part of the plan. Usually when people refer to PICs they mean plan-minus. There's debate over whether PICs are theoretically legitimate. One the one hand, they steal a lot of the 1AC and could lead to really arbitrary debates over small details. On the other hand, they force the Affirmative to justify everything they propose and allow specific, nuanced debates over implementation rather than broad generalizations about the plan being totally good or totally bad. The more of the plan you PIC out of, the more likely it is the PIC is a real opportunity cost and not just an asinine strategic tool. Cutting specific PICs can be really fun and engaging, and result in some quality debates. There's also PIKs which are the same idea, but with a K. Often, the security K can be a PIK by saying even if the plan does some good things, the representation of constructed threats is dangerous. So they might "PIK out of" those representations but still advocate the policy the Affirmative does. A floating PIK is when the K isn't presented as a PIK at first, but becomes one in the Negative block or the 2NR. Most people think floating PIKs are cheating. This is why people ask "can the plan happen in the world of the alternative" in 1NC CX--if "yes" the permutation solves. If "no" the alternative can't result in the plan and the case is a DA to the alternative. Any specific questions?
  4. TheSnowball

    I need to contact the owner of this site immediately

    It reads like a Trump tweet.
  5. TheSnowball

    I need to contact the owner of this site immediately

    Can we ask why?
  6. TheSnowball

    topicality - excludes refugees

    Interpretation—the Affirmative must reduce restrictions on the ability to intentionally enter the United States for the purpose of permanent residence. Violation—refugees are distinct from immigrants. Martinez and Marquez 14 (Michael and Miguel, CNN Reporters, "What's the difference between immigrant and refugee?," 7-16-2014, CNN, https://www.cnn.com/2014/07/15/us/immigrant-refugee-definition/index.html, DOA: 3-12-2018) //Snowball //rhetoric [modified] The distinction is significant and could determine whether the migrants are subject to deportation to their home country or eligible to remain in the United States under asylum. What is an immigrant? An immigrant is someone who chooses to resettle to another country. The United States has a legal process for that immigrant to seek legal residency and eventually citizenship. Many immigrants, however, don't have such legal status and are thus undocumented. As such, they are subject to "removal" or deportation from the United States. There are 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States -- a problem that has led Democrats and Republicans alike to declare the U.S. immigration system as "broken." Congress has been deadlocked for years on how to reform immigration laws. "Migrants, especially economic migrants, choose to move in order to improve the future prospects of themselves and their families," the U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees says. "Refugees have to move if they are to save their lives or preserve their freedom." What is a refugee? A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her home country. As such, refugees can apply for asylum in the United States, a process that could take years. Getting refugee status isn't easy. The applicants have to prove that if they return to their home country, they'll be injured because of their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group or their political opinion. "Refugees are generally people outside of their country who are unable or unwilling to return home because they fear serious harm," the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services says. Limits—prioritize narrow and predictable limits—“immigration control” and “refugee policy” refer to distinct issues, each with its own set of norms, laws, definitions, and politics. They justify Affirmatives dealing with asylum-seekers or environmental and political refugees. Ground—the most nuanced links to disadvantages or unique counterplans are based on highly precise legal distinctions and the intricate political framework surrounding immigration reform.
  7. TheSnowball

    2NC/1AR Prep

    You need to flow the 1NR because you might be going for those arguments, but you can definitely use 1AR prep. When I'm putting in blocks, I use * as a symbol on my flow that I'm reading a block. I don't flow what it says unless I have time later or if I know I'm going for the argument. Then, you can reference your speech doc with blocks and write out what it says in the 2NR column, adapted to the 1AR answer. So in 2NC prep it might look like this, which doesn't take much time to flow.
  8. I'm at the debate pre-season for KU for the next couple weeks, and I don't have nearly enough time to produce speech docs for the ODT anymore. I'm going to drop ODT and focus on college. Best of luck.
  9. CX: 1. How does UDL work? Who gets to decide what constitutes inclusive education? 2. Is the plan basically "USFG should require states to develop curriculum consistent with UDL"? 3. That Hehir card says the federal government is *sufficient*--what evidence do you have that it's *necessary*? There'll be more after.
  10. Yeah just joking around and being sarcastic.
  11. This looks like a job for... second rebuttals!
  12. TheSnowball

    Research Help

    Libgen.io for some books. Sci-hub for paywalls--the url changes because it gets shut down but just Google it.
  13. TheSnowball

    Research Help

    One good website is RealClearPolitics (or RealClearDefense, RealClearEducation, etc.) It compiles articles on both sides of the area in question.
  14. Impact turn--Russian roulette is really fun.
  15. TheSnowball

    Affirmatives Worth Trying?

    Well there you have it. The vDebate and the judge.
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