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Everything posted by lamarjenkins

  1. do yall mind if i judge? if yall are okay with if if one of yall could pm me when the debate is over thatd be great
  2. you can cut an aff about human trafficking, theres some really disturbing stories about the horrors of human trafficking that are quite emotionally powerful
  3. Best team: kinkaid br Squad: westwood Coach: yao yao chen Aff: hendrickson pw Neg: kinkaid br or lindale dt Prettiest speaker: im very pretty Fastest: idk Most annoying: hae seong lee /s Best 1A: sabrina bajwa Best 2A: mason mariott voss Best 1N: Haaris Siddiqi Best 2N: elan wilson Most likely to do well next year: highland park CM Judge: chris leonardi Underrated team: grapevine PM Best K debater: Elan Wilson PTX debater: Ezra Serrins T debater: nick pereda Most likely NDT champ: elan wilson Nicest debater: ritik goyal Best Evidence: LASA Best argument: t must be qpq Worst argument: t cant be qpq Best K: cap or the nordin security shit Best Policy Aff: taiwan or climate coop Best K Aff: Hendrickson PW's kun lun nu Best excuse for losing: "we conceded cause we didnt want to debate PW" Best tournament for hanging out: Churchill Best human being (debater): brian liao Best human being (coach): sohin guatam
  4. are you implying there is something bad about 1 off cap as a strategy?
  5. do you have a link to the particular arctic council aff? like the 1ac or the wiki page its on
  6. Besides death or some generic/misapplied security cards I don't have a good strategy for affs with disease impacts, what do yall reccomend? i normally read things like security or other reps Ks, but also some Nietzsche, so preferably something kind of in that realm.
  7. if a third person is also willing to judge i would like to judge as well, if thats alright with yall
  8. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/11/09/national/politics-diplomacy/trump-policy-asia-remain-unknown-japan/#.WCPK3forKds this article basically just says that no one has any idea, or at least japan has no idea and thats what matters. it probably functions as a good "consult now key" card
  9. http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/11/09/national/politics-diplomacy/trump-policy-asia-remain-unknown-japan/#.WCPK3forKds this could probably be a good "consult now uniquely key" card
  10. yeah i like this strat, its all stuff that could be a decent 2nr vs this aff and has lots of options i think you could have either gone for the DA instead of the CP and case instead of the K, that would have given you enough time to also go for t increase too probably. or you could have just gone for case instead of the CP, i dont love the cp i think its kinda sketchy in terms of only being able to have one opf these every 4 years but also solving right now, you might be right that thats totally a thing that could happen, but it seems kinda contrived. But i think the block strategy was fine, and the 2nr was definitely the right choice
  11. feel free to ask questions, this is my first time actually judging a debate, and id love to be questioned
  12. I vote negative. I think the aff doesnt meet and there are several impacts to that including unpredictable, tiny affs that explode the research burden, dont have ground, and obfuscate the meaning of engagement. I evaluate the plan text in a vacuum, because while that is new 2nr framing, its 1. my default as a judge, 2. the only framing ive been given, and 3. its been the nature of the violation throughout the debate. The affirmative does perhaps have negotiations happen, but the plan text still has the US agree to a seta regardless. reasonability is kinda weird in the 2ar because there isnt a counter interp, and all reasonability is is a framing mechanism that says "our counterinterp solves a reasonable portion of their offence", and you have no interp to solve any offence. No voters is a silly argument, every time theyre telling me why their interp is better is an implication of voting aff.
  13. lamarjenkins

    Good K's

    the state department trade off K with a track 2 alt but seriously Pan links to a lot of affs, and the blend of security and orientalism it offers allows you incredible flexibility for turning the affs offence and having plenty of external impacts
  14. hey cheesewheel i think one piece of evidence you could read with this aff, particularly for defending your method/answering framework is the turner evidence in the neo security file. it has some pretty good arguments about prioritizing questions of policy to instead criticize discourse. I think a good way to answer the questions about what comes next, what we do with this deconstruction, is the last piece of pan evidence from the original aff. it makes some pretty good arguments about engaging in the face of uncertainty, it says we cant just kinda pretend like china doesnt exist, discussion and engagment is okay, just not in a problematic way. theres probably some more evidence thats similar to that if you look a little deeper into derridas discussion of interaction with the other.
  15. actually none of them are
  16. The scenario where ive lost to a neg team that kicked the alt, and probably the best case scenario for kicking the alt, is when i functionally dropped fiat is illusory in the 1ar, and all of our offence was on the alt. the most solid way to win links as a disad to the alt is to win that they implicate the affs epistemology or impact construction. if you are ahead on the framework kind of part of the debate - like you're winning that discourse or epistemology comes before the weighing of the aff - then your link arguments are probably sufficient to win the round. these aren't necessarily links like "the plan increases neoliberalism" but links like "the affirmatives impact calculus is constructed by neo liberal authors that hide the violence created by capitalism and increase violent intervention to profit via the military industrial complex". if the affirmatives only offence is like "the alt creates transition wars" then you can kick the alt to avoid their offence, but still win the debate because the presentation/knowledge production of the 1ac was bad.
  17. i would like to judge this debate if thats alright with yall
  18. Utnif skills isn't purely practice debates, but there is a very substantial amount of them (at least 15 plus out rounds and mini debates/redos and probably more im forgetting about). Almost all of the lectures you will attend are directed at doing debates better, not just about various authors or types of arguments, so they will help you for practice/real debates. I went this summer, and went from someone who went 1-3 at the first local tournament, to going 3-1 and reaching semis. this improvement has showed itself at other tournaments we didnt attend last year. if you have more specific questions id be happy to answer them,ive attended the sophomores camp and the skills camp, and i would suggest the camp to anyone looking to improve from the lowest to highest level.
  19. I know its been a lot of questions, but whats the impact to triggering the links one more time? whats the impact to not doing the alt at all? if the aff worth than the status quo?
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