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PhantomAlterEgo

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    Zander
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    I'm tired of all these gerd-damn process CPs
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  1. So maybe "Resolved: The United States federal government should substantially increase its restrictions on trade between the United States and one or more of the following countries: Canada, China, India, Japan, Mexico." I do worry that "restriction" excludes non-prohibition fiscal mechanisms like tariffs, though that still sounds like a direction of a topic I'd like to debate and there exist alternate options. Additionally, it makes the resolution an instance of positive state action, which is more fun to debate than the alternative. Negative state action topics, in my opinion, severely limit aff ground *cough* *surveillance* *cough* Also perhaps "commerce" could replace "trade," but the former is probably broader than the latter.
  2. Hey so I'm a graduating senior from Bentonville High School in Northwest Arkansas, and I'm looking for a policy debate coach to help my novices. Our team just tripled in size, and we come from the land of lay PF and LD. So progressive policy has very little infrastructure in my state. That means my novices don't have a coach (our "coach" just has a Masters in Communication with little debate experience), and we don't have any rising JV policy debaters with around 4 novice teams. They all work hard and will be attending camp over the summer. Additionally, our team is in the process of going national, so they need someone to guide them. I would but I'm leaving the state to go to the UChicago. I'm looking for someone who would be willing to coach, attend around 4 national tournaments, and potentially judge for Bentonville. Of course, there would be payment for said activities. If you're interested please PM me and I will direct you to my coach.
  3. Hey so I'm a graduating senior from Bentonville High School in Northwest Arkansas, and I'm looking for a policy debate coach to help my novices. Our team just tripled in size, and we come from the land of lay PF and LD. So progressive policy has very little infrastructure in my state. That means my novices don't have a coach (our "coach" just has a Masters in Communication with little debate experience), and we don't have any rising JV policy debaters with around 4 novice teams. They all work hard and will be attending camp over the summer. Additionally, our team is in the process of going national, so they need someone to guide them. I would but I'm leaving the state to go to the UChicago. I'm looking for someone who would be willing to coach, attend around 4 national tournaments, and potentially judge for Bentonville. Of course, there would be payment for said activities. If you're interested please PM me and I will direct you to my coach.
  4. If you're worried about T-increase on next year's topic, you can making a framing issue to the violation. You may eliminate one program but you don't eliminate all legal immigration restrictions. So, per the resolution, you are REDUCING legal immigration, even if you are eliminating a program. Eliminate doesn't limit affirmative fiat to slightly reducing or loosening restrictions on existing programs but instead on total restrictions. Tho the neg could always contest that interpretation, but that should be a winnable debate (e.g. much smaller, if any, lit base for restrictions of existing programs rather than elimination and complete elimination is key to stable links to DAs for the neg).
  5. Wow that's a good article and alt
  6. Hey so I'm a former policy debater that has transitioned into doing LD. I've familiarized myself with the traditional V/C + Contentions style of LD and am ready to move on to Kritikal arguments. So, a few questions: How does a K on the neg function in LD given the V/C framework? Should I offer a V/C and attempt to meet my opponent's or offer a Role of the Ballot instead? Or both? How does a K aff function in LD, or better yet how is it different from K affs in Policy? I'm familiar with offering the non-normative Role of the Ballot to no link or impact turn normative "you're not T" arguments, but beyond the basics I'm unaware of the nuances. Anyone care to elaborate? Thanks in advance!!
  7. Yeah that was my concern, but I wanted to consider the general prevalence of women being raped over men (or other subject positions). That's why I wanted to consult the community.
  8. No the evidence doesn't make a specific reference to a woman who had been raped or man who had perpetrated it. It just uses a proverbial "she" to describe women who are raped by men. Just given that it is usually women (by sex rather than gender) who experience rape, it seemed problematic to use an ungendered pronoun.
  9. Hey I just cut a card about rape survivor's experience after a plea deal, and it uses gendered language to describe "her" experience during a plea deal in relation to "his" (the offender's) incarceration. I normally have a policy of editing my evidence to remove any pieces of gendered language (for the sake of other debaters' experience and for strategic reasons), but in this case, it having to do with rape, would it be inadvisable to do so? I'm not certain what to do here and would like to consult the broader community.
  10. Could you take a look at the first draft of my traditional aff case? I'm a policy debater transitioning into LD for the last semester of my debate career.
  11. Hey does anyone have tips for formulating effective 1ar blocks to answers to 2ac frontlines? Would be much appreciated
  12. Does anyone have a prodict for the Orbach 12 counter-interp ev that you can DM to me? Thanks
  13. Anyone got an impact for US allied credibility? I am willing to trade
  14. What round was this? I'm curious to see the rfd now
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