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Theinternallink last won the day on December 15 2016

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    Gabe Smith
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    Park Hill High School
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    Park Hills top policy team
    Recently accepted to Jayhawk Debate Institute
    2nd year sophomore
    12-6 Is this years record *2 losses in outrounds--cx
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  1. Mr. Mcdonald seems upset sadface

  2. The neg doesnt have an actual advantage, the aff gets to decide what free will is, if they define it aggressively enough the playing field gets a heck of a lot bigger, for example defining free will as the beliefs that we share and dont share
  3. Hey man thanks for the help, it is all highly appreciated I looked into the dell and it looks like a viable option, love the analogyas well, lol
  4. I think something to look at is the actual advantages and cut evidence against those, really challenge and contest the aff on one point, depth over breadth type deal in my opinion
  5. My friend did BQD and said it was the ultimate clash of logical fallacies... but the interesting part was the slow talking that occured, it was like actual public speaking on nes behalf instead of that intense non-stop clash, like nobody really preps out other positions you just have to be a pretty speaker. I hope my input helped
  6. anywhere below 600- 700 would be a bit of a stretch atm
  7. Curbing top ten emitters doesn’t do the trick—broader climate deals are necessary to prevent the worst of warming. Nat Geo 11/16. (2 Countries Reveal How Divided the World Is on Climate Change. November 16, 2015. http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/11/151116-paris-climate-un-costa-rica-australia-co2-greenhouse-warming-carbon/) Costa Rica, known for its white-sand beaches and cloud-draped forests, is a meager contributor to global climate change. Its largest provider of electricity, which relies almost entirely on hydropower, can go months without burning any fossil fuels. Yet, despite its miniscule role in warming the climate, this Central American country is among the nations trying hardest to curb greenhouse gases. An ocean away, Australia is another story. This coal-rich nation spews more CO2 per capita than almost every other country, putting it nearly on par with the United States. But Australia lacks Costa Rica's ambition, and its carbon-cutting goal is less aggressive than the U.S. government’s. The tale of these two countries half a world apart highlights an often-overlooked reality: Slowing the relentless pace of climate change requires action by more than just the global juggernauts of the United States, China, and India. And as 195 nations and the 28 member-states of the European Union descend on Paris beginning Nov. 30 to try to lock down the first global agreement to curb CO2, some countries are doing much better than others. Rather than bask in its clean-energy good fortune, Costa Rica is hoping to become carbon-neutral; it’s debating a vehicle carbon tax as part of a plan to get rid of high-polluting cars. Australia, on the other hand, isn't even reducing CO2 as aggressively as its own climate agency has urged, and its former prime minister repealed its carbon tax last year. The difference is as much about history as politics: After decades of bold conservation efforts, Costa Rica’s government is quick to embrace many environmental causes. But in Australia, coal is such a dominant part of its economy and heritage that proponents of fossil fuels drive much of the climate debate, and its politics have been tumultuous in recent years, in part because of the seesawing of its prime ministers over global warming. Costa Rica’s CO2 emissions, at 7 million metric tons a year in 2012, are a fraction of those from Australia, which emitted 391 million metric tons that year, according to the World Resources Institute. In comparison, China spewed orders of magnitude more: 9.3 billion metric tons. With two-thirds of emissions now coming from just 10 countries, it's no wonder all eyes are on the world's superpowers and super-polluters. But nearly 150 other nations, including Gulf oil states such as the United Arab Emirates, already have pledged to curb carbon in the buildup to the UN negotiations. And after two decades of failure on international climate policy, that is widely considered progress. "In some ways, Paris is already a success," says Alden Meyer, the Union of Concerned Scientists' chief climate-policy advocate. "Almost 90 percent of the world's current emissions are covered by countries that have put forward commitments to curb them." Yet these pledges are nowhere near enough to halt a 2-degree Celsius rise in temperature to stave off global warming's worst impacts. "The trends are going in the right direction," Meyer says. "But we're racing against time, and we need to pick up the pace." The worst part is the last unbolded sentence but if you keep it small you can find some sort of success, if they say their helping all ten emitters just run extra T, you'll sound like a whiner but some judges buy it.
  8. Yeah I prefer a bigger screen, I have a lenovo and the touch screen even while not using it still slows it down, I want a bigger one because my partner and i both have small ones with terrible battery, reliability and ease of access is pretty important to me. I thought about a gaming laptop but price is a huge factor, debate camp in itself is very pricey. Thanks for the input and feel free to make any more suggestions
  9. College LD from what I have heard is the closest thing to high-school policy you can get... the people I know seem to enjoy it.
  10. What is the preferred computer among debaters, I am looking for a new one and need a decent priced but well working one
  11. Here it is Speech NEG VS BRENDAN 12-15 10AM.docx
  12. Just a quick doc I put together for kicks and giggles, should be a fun debate, I am now open for Cross-Fire as soon as the next speech is published but take your time
  13. Gabe (me) owes first con speech, Saturday or Sunday Bredan owes me a Pro And for cross-fire we will do 4 questions each. The rule for speeches is little to no speed and verbally time it under 4 minutes
  14. I'm changing the official resolution the hereby active resolution shall be as follows-- On balance television has more drawbacks than benefits when regarding our youth-- especially those under the age of roughly 14 The Snowball got me grammatically and I think this is the end of me
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