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  1. Here: (Note, it's really bad, took me like 5 mins)   Violent video games do not cause violence- multiple studies prove, and the research saying it does is flawed

    Vincent 14 --- Science and Technology Reporter for The Independent, with his work appearing online and in print (James, The Independent Newspaper from London, “Long-term US study finds no links between violent video games and youth violence,” http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/gadgets-and-tech/gaming/long-term-us-study-finds-no-links-between-violent-video-games-and-youth-violence-9851613.html)//JL

    A new long-term study into violent media in the US could help settle the long-standing argument of whether or not violent films and video games are to blame for violence in society. The research, led by psychologist Christopher Ferguson and published in the Journal of Communication, not only found that there was no link between violent media and behaviour but also questioned the methodology of previous studies suggesting the two were related. Ferguson and his team point out that many laboratory-based studies into the effect of media violence have measured aggression in test subjects through “less aggressive outcomes ranging from filling in the missing letters of words through delivering nonpainful noise bursts to a consenting opponent.” The study points out that these studies also commonly “provide exposure to brief clips of media, rather than full narrative experiences” and that “the resultant aggressive behaviors are also outside a real-world context in which the aggression appears to be sanctioned by the researchers themselves.” In the first of two historical studies the researchers examined the correlation of violent films and societal violence, analysing the frequency of violent acts in the top-grossing titles between 1920 and 2005. The study notes that film violence followed “a rough U pattern” during this time period, but that societal violence fluctuated differently, with the latter half of the 20th century even showing an increase in film violence “associated with reduced societal violence”.  A second study into video game violence used data from the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) to estimate the violent content of popular games from 1996 to 2011. This was then compared with data on youth violence during the same years, with the study finding a correlation between falling youth violence and the popularity of violent games. During this time period “youth violence dropped precipitously”, the researchers write, “despite maintaining very high levels of media violence in society with the introduction of videogames.” In a press statement Ferguson notes that the media narrative surrounding violent video games and youth violence may be due to the “limited amount of resources and attention” that society can devote to “the problem of reducing crime”. He adds, however, that if the wrong problem is identified, it may "distract society from more pressing concerns such as poverty, education and vocational disparities and mental health." Ferguson writes: "This research may help society focus on issues that really matter and avoid devoting unnecessary resources to the pursuit of moral agendas with little practical value."


    i already cut that...

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  2. God is Dead 

    Neitzsche Quote Page, 2k15 (http://www.age-of-the-sage.org/philosophy/friedrich_nietzsche_quotes.html


    Have you not heard of that madman who lit a lantern in the bright morning hours, ran to the market-place, and cried incessantly: "I am looking for God! I am looking for God!"

    As many of those who did not believe in God were standing together there, he excited considerable laughter. Have you lost him, then? said one. Did he lose his way like a child? said another. Or is he hiding? Is he afraid of us? Has he gone on a voyage? or emigrated? Thus they shouted and laughed. The madman sprang into their midst and pierced them with his glances.

    "Where has God gone?" he cried. "I shall tell you. We have killed him - you and I. We are his murderers. But how have we done this? How were we able to drink up the sea? Who gave us the sponge to wipe away the entire horizon? What did we do when we unchained the earth from its sun? Whither is it moving now? Whither are we moving now? Away from all suns? Are we not perpetually falling? Backward, sideward, forward, in all directions? Is there any up or down left? Are we not straying as through an infinite nothing? Do we not feel the breath of empty space? Has it not become colder? Is it not more and more night coming on all the time? Must not lanterns be lit in the morning? Do we not hear anything yet of the noise of the gravediggers who are burying God? Do we not smell anything yet of God's decomposition? Gods too decompose. God is dead. God remains dead. And we have killed him. How shall we, murderers of all murderers, console ourselves? That which was the holiest and mightiest of all that the world has yet possessed has bled to death under our knives. Who will wipe this blood off us? With what water could we purify ourselves? What festivals of atonement, what sacred games shall we need to invent? Is not the greatness of this deed too great for us? Must we not ourselves become gods simply to be worthy of it? There has never been a greater deed; and whosoever shall be born after us - for the sake of this deed he shall be part of a higher history than all history hitherto."

    Here the madman fell silent and again regarded his listeners; and they too were silent and stared at him in astonishment. At last he threw his lantern to the ground, and it broke and went out. "I have come too early," he said then; "my time has not come yet. The tremendous event is still on its way, still travelling - it has not yet reached the ears of men. Lightning and thunder require time, the light of the stars requires time, deeds require time even after they are done, before they can be seen and heard. This deed is still more distant from them than the distant stars - and yet they have done it themselves."

    It has been further related that on that same day the madman entered divers churches and there sang a requiem. Led out and quietened, he is said to have retorted each time: "what are these churches now if they are not the tombs and sepulchres of God?"

    ya Nietzsche is pretty crazy but this is just more of Bernie's trolling

  3. Both my DAs I wrote are pretty generic, but probably haven't been seen in lower level rounds. Do you think that if I analyzed sufficiently, and was able to tell a story with my creative, but generic da, I could run it? Regardless of how generic it is?

    can you post the disads so people can tell you how good or bad they are?

  4. There is also a critical surveillance state advantage which isn't bad, our novices use it as a strat skew. There is also some solid solvency evidence you might want to look at.

    im dropping this aff, I showed a varsity member and he just trashed on me :(

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  5.  i know racism is pretty shitty thing to go down but your feagin evidence is a bit weird on saying racism going to cause extinction - 

    better arg to make is like that racist western ethnocenterism causes endless warfare cuz like it changes how we view others which makes us more likely to do crap like idk Use a nuke cuz we see them as lesser beings 


     SSRA is just not a good aff 

    im just using the ssra plan text because it does a variety of things, the racism is kinda a fusion of islamaphobia and the democracy evidence isn't bad 

  6. I think you should change the plantext to be better worded because, right now, it sounds pretty fx T although it probably isn't. Also, try and find some SSRA specific solvency cards for the racism advantage because even though your main solvency card's tag says "The Surveillance State Repeal Act would only allow for targeted surveillance" and your racism adv says that profiling is done by mass surveillance, it would be pretty easy to find some cards and make the argument that by passing your plan, that would just cause officials to racially profile via targeted surveillance by claiming that an individual, who just so happened to be x minority, was a threat.


    do you know what I should change the plan text to?

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