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    I do debate (Or at least I'm trying to)
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  1. Base stats are probably found within polling data on various sites, like Real Clear Politics and such. Just look in depth at his approval numbers, look within the demographics, or just directly look it up on google or bing or whatever. H-B1 visas stats can probably be located through camp files or a google search like those above mentioned, as well as governmental websites - https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-statistics.html - or immigration/financial esque sites. Brain drain is little bit more peculiar, and you'd probably have to do regional or statewide searches instead of national statistics, especially given that some states have much bigger rural populations/brain drain as compared to more urbanized states (Washington rural pop vs Florida rural pop sorta deal) The only decent "brain drain" cards I've seen are either ones I've encountered in camp/open ev files or personally cut myself, so you might have to put in the research yourself.
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    Texas Teams?

    I'm going to preface this whole blurb by stating that disclosure is a good thing and that my wiki from last year is almost overpopulated with disclosure. Still, Zach pretty much sums up the small school wiki dilemma. The wiki has noble intentions, but Zach outlined the drawbacks to that. I've personally experienced this, and it leads to debates underlined by resources per team instead of innovation in round. The people from larger schools can keep saying the wiki is necessary. No team has the "right" to see the entire damn aff before the round. I get that the norms have evolved into the 1NC being ready before the 1AC has started, but I prefer disclosure that is more accessible and reasonable, especially when consultants and coaches are waiting to prep out every aspect of an aff or neg strat. You can all be annoyed at Zach for lazily updating his wiki, but it's equally absurd to expect him to give up his footing before a round. I've debated him, he discloses in person, and he'll even take clarification questions if his initial disclosure isn't clear enough. Most small school debaters aware of disclosure norms will disclose before a round. It seems quite elitist to tell the small schools how, where and when to disclose, and then telling them it was all for their own benefit.
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    NeoLib Overview?

    Hey @OurAltIsTerrorism Neolib is general is a broad way of evaluating the drawbacks to a widespread, modified liberal market system. I'm going to presume this is in the context of the immigration topic this year, so there are tons of solid links to go for as well. Most 2NCs that take the K do indeed start with an overview. That's not the only thing needed obviously, yet it can be crucial to a solid speech. I'm by no means an expert, but here's my very generalized take on a 2nc overview. Overviews are tons of fun: 1. Keep it relatively brief. (45-90 seconds) It shouldn't be the whole section on the K. 2. It shouldn't be a simple reintroduction of the K, it needs to expand the overall impact or story of the K in the context of the round 3. Spreading it is fine, but if you want a judge to flow it, maybe slow down a tad from to like a 6 or a 7 on the spreading scale. 4. It should encompass most of the main offense the K has post 1NC/2AC - you're controlling the flow at this point. 5. Clearly present some sort of I:L scenario/chain of events/linkage whatever you want to call it as to why the aff is relevant, and furthermore how this impacts xyz. The overview shouldn't just be the K, it needs to indict the aff methodology in some way. 6. Gauge the judge's reaction to what you're saying. If they're flowing it, it's more likely to be positive than negative. 7. Reference the overview later in the speech, but don't use the overview as a crutch to avoid clash. 8. Lots of people oddly enough mess this next tip up - sign post when you switch onto the next flow/section/component. (ie when done with the overview, "Now onto the line by line" or whatever. Hopefully this list helped in some marginal way, and if you have any more questions/concerns/comments feel free to email me hunter.cool.sports@gmail.com
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    Texas Teams?

    Hey everyone, especially Elmer (the only person that recognizes me on this thread) I agree that Woodlands MR and Coppell DR (massive shout out to Shrey kicking ass) shouldn't be left off the list, and the majority of everything else said so far is true, with Greenhill, Hendrickson, St Marks and so forth. Where I can offer insight would be with Paris North Lamar HH. Brief backstory, I went to Prosper HS, which is a suburb school in Northern DFW, so local TFA tournaments almost always featured North Lamar, alongside other mainstays like Coppell, McKinney Boyd (Elmer), and others. During this, North Lamar HH debated me a ton over the past few years (with different partnerships) Specifically, I think I went like 3-1 collectively against Zach Huffman with his various partners. From my biased, narrow point of view: He's a phenomenal debater in the right setting, but he definitely can be shifty about disclosure and suspect evidence. Quirky only begins to describe some affs (Systems last year) or some of their neg strats. They consistently do well though, which is a testament to their work ethic. Furthermore, considering they go to a school in the middle of nowhere and have maybe all of 4 people in their prep circle, if even that many, I'm psyched that they did well this past weekend. Still, doing well at UNT doesn't truly correlate to being one of the best in Texas, yet I do think they deserve some credit for surviving the slog of stellar Dallas teams, namely Jesuit. Just some brief, rambling thoughts I had between my classes today. - Hunter
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    UIL CX State preditions

    Objectively, I don't know the lower UIL divisions (1A-3A), but I know the higher ones 1A - ??? 2A - Cross Roads 3A - Mildred is the only team I have debated from this divison 4A - Athens HH, 3 peat sweep. I know True and Matthew, solid, genuinely nice people 5A - Toss up between Lindale DT and LASA MS, although lots of darkhorses, probably the tightest division, then again, I debate in 5A 6A - Would have been Hendrickson PW, but I believe they recently split, so I'll go with Reagan SS, despite them being a really progressive (and fantastic) squad. Specifically, I believe the 5A is the most crowded - Lindale, LASA, Westwood, Prosper, and Grapevine are all in this division, and all of them have had teams break at the hardest TFA tournaments this year, although for obvious reasons, the UIL is quite different.