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  1. Hey all,

     

    Eric Mears, one of the Flower Mound coaches has generously offered to compile a directory of judges available for tournaments in the DFW region. If you're interested in being included and are regularly available to judge DFW tournaments, email him at mearse@lisd.net with your Name and Email address.

     

    Thanks

    Dan

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  2. Hi, my name is Dan Rowe,

     

    I am not as good as Rajesh, but I think I'll do.

     

    I went to the TOC and did okay at some locals in high school for Stephen F. Austin High School in Austin, TX.

     

    I debate at UNT now as a sophomore. I've broken at some national tournaments and such and have lead labs for two years. I have coaching experience for a few schools should you require references.

     

    I'm looking to get hired for the NDCA and/or the TOC. I can do policy or K research, Judging and coaching at the tournament.

     

    I'll probably need transportation and lodging and some kind of payment.

     

    Any questions or anything, just let me know

     

    my email is rowedan@gmail.com

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  3. Hey, I am already judging for someone but have no obligation as of yet for card cutting or coaching at the tournament. If anyone needs these things and is willing to pay me/barter for such services, Let me know. any questions about experience, etc, also just let me know

     

    rowedan@gmail.com


  4. Hey everyone.

     

     

    The UNT Debate Team is hosting two prominent British Debaters to debate whether the UK should regret its involvement in the War on Terror.

     

    Anyone in the DFW area or beyond is encouraged to come watch.

     

    Myself and our ambitious young freshmen, Colin Quinn will be debating against the brits.

     

     

    Its at 7pm at the Lyceum in the Student Union. It'll be a great time to come see what kind of awesome shit UNT debate does besides wreck shop at tournaments.


  5. As you all know, St Mark's is using the 100 pt. scale for speaker points this year. I like it. This is the conversion I am using. There is a BUNCH of debate about this in the college curcuit, so hit up e-debate for opinion's from people who are smarter than me.

     

     

    27=70

    27.5=75

    28=80

    28.5=85

     

     

    etc

     

    drop the 2, move decimal over to the right. Allows same levels of gradation among speakers with more variance. Instead of giving two speakers 28.5 because they were both pretty close you can give an 85 and an 87.

     

    In terms of college debate, this seems to be a bit lower than most judges, but it is what i am going to use for St. Marks.

     

    What does everyone think?


  6. For PC's your best bet is to print screen and open the document in Paint, crop it down to the card, save as an image file (.jpg, jpeg, tif, etc then OCR it).

     

    For MAC, you can press CMD+SHIFT+3 and select just the book portion of the screen and it will automatically save as an image to your desktop. May need to save it as another file format in order to work with OCR programs depending on your default settings.

     

    I would suggest compiling all of the Images you collect in this manner into one folder so that you can OCR more efficiently.


  7. Hey, There may be similar threads, so if someone wants to delete this and point me in the right direction, that would be awesome--

     

     

    I was wondering what the best scanner is for quickly and accurately scanning books/other large documents.

     

    I'm considering the HP Scanjet 8300 since that is what our library has and it works pretty well.

     

    Any suggestions would be helpful


  8. I know it is kind of late...

     

    But I am available for hire to cut cards/coach and/or judge for the greenhill tournament. Able to do both policy/kritical work. Reasonable rates.

     

    I am a second year debate at UNT and debated all four years of High School. In High School, won many local tournaments and speaker awards. In college made eliminations to several tournaments, including National Junior Division Debate Tournament. 6th speaker there.

     

     

    I have transportation and lodging taken care of.

     

    Rowedan@gmail.com


  9. I know it is kind of late...

     

    But I am available for hire to cut cards/coach and/or judge for the greenhill tournament. Able to do both policy/kritical work. Reasonable rates.

     

    I am a second year debate at UNT and debated all four years of High School. In High School, won many local tournaments and speaker awards. In college made eliminations to several tournaments, including National Junior Division Debate Tournament. 6th speaker there.

     

     

    I have transportation and lodging taken care of.

     

    Rowedan@gmail.com

     

    Serious Inquiries only please.


  10. Lost Outweighs And Turns The Case--

     

     

    A. Magnitude--nuclear War With China Draws In Russia, Unleashing Thousands Of Nukes On Strategic Targets Throughout The World--their Bearden Mead Nuke War Cards Are Old, Imperically Denied And Economic Conflicts Are Also Isolated.

     

    B. Timeframe--stimulus Bill Proves Multiple Intervening Actors Slow The Impact Of Economic Meltdown--territory And Strategic Disputes Escalate Immediately--the Economy Fluctuates But Our Evidence Indicates Tensions Are Already High And Lost Is Key To Preventing War In The Next Few Months.

     

    C. Turns Case--war With China Causes Diversion Of Resources That Would Be Used For Social Services And Otherwise Improving The Economy.

     

    D. Post On Cross-x.com During Lab Again And You Have To Cut Time Cube, Ashtar And Give A Five Minute Lecture About How Hot Your Cousin Is In Front Of The Lab.

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  11. I would SERIOUSLY consider buying the federalism good file. Debate people tend to like lists, so here you go.

     

    Reasons

     

    1) Written by Top Speaker of the NDT.

     

    2)The most embarrassing thing ever would be losing a Federalism Impact turn debate. This means for all you norms, you can avoid being embarrassed. For you people that love embarrassing people, this is a sure fire way to do it. GUT CHECK--do you think you have EVERY possible impact turn covered? It only takes one to lose a debate. Just sayin...

     

    3) There are ONLY good cards in this file. Most backfiles like this you'll find are either too old, a compilation of a bunch of other shitty files or haven't been updated in years. This file is new, good and comprehensive.

     

    4) Struggling with the opposite sex? Not anymore. This file increases your stamina and sex appeal. Don't ask me how.


  12. Yes the old testament was written in hebrew. however, the new testament was written and compiled in greek before it was translated. ANd the fact that the old testament was written in hebrew supports my original point because hebrew is widely known just like greek. And The bible i was refering to was only the christian part, the new testament which was originally written in aramaic and translated to greek.

     

    Still wrong. Aramaic was the predominately spoken language among first century Jews in Palestine. You will notice if you read original texts(or greek translations at least) that many accounts of people talking are translitterated Aramaic, but the rest of the text is in greek. They spoke aramaic, but the written laguage was Greek since Alexandrian Times in the area.


  13. Hey, I noticed in the Missouri forum that they have some kind of workshop thing with practice debates before NFL.

     

    Not sure if anyone around here is doing anything like that, but Im not judging or coaching for anyone at NFL so i just thought I would offer to judge/give advice for any practice rounds anyone might want to organize, be it inter-squad or intra-squad. I live in the dallas area so this offers limited to there.


  14. Just run two counterplans. You'll have to answer condo and PIC theory anyway.

     

    This is probably the best way to go if you feel strongly that your best strategy is to test whether or not using either of the words in question is good or bad. It allows for the easy concession of offense (if they have it) against one of the words to allow you to go for another.

     

    This does not avoid the issue of their generic "words don't matter" kind of arguments answering both, but you should have specific enough evidence to where you aren't reading generic impact cards so generic D wouldn't be responsive.

     

    However, to answer your actual question, no, I don't see any reason why it would be illegitimate to run a PIC out of two words instead of one.

     

    The only caveat i have in terms of theory if you do chose to do this is to watch out for "Our interp is you can PIC out of one word" theory arguments. I'm not really sure why this interpretation would be good but there seems to be an increasing number of people who evaluate theory debates in terms of very narrow questions of competing interpretations.


  15. I don't know much about the interworkings of the UTD debate team, but I know that Brian and Andrew are the nicest debaters/people I have ever met. Hands down. They're helpful and understanding and they make Mother Teresa look like Andrew-C.

     

    In all seriousness, they're awesome and good luck at UTD.

     

    Dan

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  16. Kenny is an excellent debater and one of the nicest people ever. You should go to this workshop and take advantage of every minute, even you kids who aren't THAT into UIL but still have to go for school purposes or whatever. You may not like the style of UIL that much, but moderate success at UIL state can mean GREAT SUCCESS in terms of scholarships and increased funding/awareness for your debate team.

     

    And it is a different ballgame in a lot of ways, so getting specific instruction about UIL could go a long way.

     

    For example:

    If you have 3 Disads and a team only answers one, you may think it's a no-brainer to kick the one they answered and go for one of the other ones! This mistake cost me the quarterfinal round of UIL state one year--for some judges, you HAVE TO go for everything. Little things like this that you need to learn about UIL will go a long way. And Kenny is an expert in this field--make sure you check out his bio listed on the link he provided.

     

     

    Peace

    dan

     

    Edit: Go to UNT camp first though

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