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    Theparanoiacmachine has posted in the education topic in Help Me....
    I'd assume Baudrillard would still be huge, given his works on information and the such; Tuck and Yang, Moten, Bataille, Giroux, etc. will also probably be here and there   If my team so choos...
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    what are y'all planning to do for it? i have a few aff ideas, but i've done very little research on the topic
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    • Theparanoiacmachine

      I'd assume Baudrillard would still be huge, given his works on information and the such; Tuck and Yang, Moten, Bataille, Giroux, etc. will also probably be here and there

       

      If my team so chooses, I'd probably create an affirmative that has one of those authors as a focus. 

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    what are y'all planning to do for it? i have a few aff ideas, but i've done very little research on the topic
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    Thanks so much. I understand a lot better after reading that. If I may ask a follow up question, is the idea that the very notion of "objective facts" is reductive? And if yes then why? Pretty...
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    SpontaneousCombustion has posted in policy aff in Evidence Trading.
    UIL judges aren't buying that ableism wilcox aff, huh Benny? I feel your pain, gotta write a lay aff/neg for nfl natquals. Housing! oh boy! I did update the solvency mechanism for TFA state now...
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    SpontaneousCombustion has posted in Looking for a decently hard K that will last multiple topics to run in Help Me....
    Have you looked into Settler Colonialism or Nietzsche? I find those to be pretty interesting and they are applicable to most if not all resolutions.
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    Well, its impossible to frame the car crash as something that happened in a vacuum. You have to consider both the larger context of media events and the medium through which they are delivered. The...
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    Nonegfiat has posted in Looking for a decently hard K that will last multiple topics to run in Help Me....
    +1 to Foucault/Agamben, I'm a total biopower hack. Schmitt is also low-key right(wing) about everything. And if you like Identity Pol then WIlderson is an OG arg that links to everything. Dude me...
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    Well, its impossible to frame the car crash as something that happened in a vacuum. You have to consider both the larger context of media events and the medium through which they are delivered. The...
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    Yoooooooooooooooo hmu my dude I got briefs and DA's for days I'm a hack   Got like three PTX DAs   Spending DA   Private sector CP   Tradeoff DA   And like cap k and stuff
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    I have a semi-self cut aff that I haven't ran yet that I wrote for state. UIL judges aren't buying that ableism wilcox aff, huh Benny? I feel your pain, gotta write a lay aff/neg for nfl natqua...
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    i didnt know there were novice round robins Bruh SMarks   having a reliable partner is really important cuz you can't do everything yourself, otherwise you should just do LD or something...
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    Nonegfiat has posted in I need a Heidagger K w specific ATs in Critiques.
    Also, here. it's old but it might help   [attachment=5183:Heidegger K.docx]
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    PSA: it's Heidegger not "Heidagger"
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    So I have just one question here. Say there's a car crash, and the media reports that the car crash happened. They don't insert their opinions, they just say that a crash happened and where it happ...
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      Well, its impossible to frame the car crash as something that happened in a vacuum. You have to consider both the larger context of media events and the medium through which they are delivered. The news station isn't just delivering you a single story about the car crash - the accident is just one info-blip in a larger stream of information that's filtered through the screen, just another banal instance of death scrolling along the bottom of the screen on the ticker. The car crash as an event is no longer an "event" at all, but a piece of information to be consumed by the viewer, delivered through an electronic medium that makes it appear fundamentally unreal. The "singularity", or significance/seriousness of the event is robbed and replaced with the banal "objectivity" of the facts.
       
      You also have to consider immediacy and the concept of "real-time". A hundred years ago, you only would have learned about the car crash perhaps a week or so after it happened by reading in a local newspaper. But the modern world is defined by technologies that allow instantaneous communication - reporters might appear on the scene immediately, or news stations might learn about and report the event when not even a day has passed yet. This is how the distinction between the "real" car crash and the car crash that you see reported on TV is blurred - the temporal "distance" between reality and its simulation is abolished because the media is able to turn real events instantaneously into info-bits to be consumed by the viewer. The media likes to claim that its updating you "in real time", with no lag-time between when the event is happening and when it is reported to you, but all this actually does is make the "real" event disappear behind its simulacrum. The news media's report of the car crash is in HD, happens at the same time as the car crash itself, and shows only the "objectivity" of the facts, so what's the difference between the news report and the crash?


      Thanks so much. I understand a lot better after reading that. If I may ask a follow up question, is the idea that the very notion of "objective facts" is reductive? And if yes then why?

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      Thanks so much. I understand a lot better after reading that. If I may ask a follow up question, is the idea that the very notion of "objective facts" is reductive? And if yes then why?

      Pretty much, Baudrillard's argument is that the attempt to know the "objective" state of things through the accumulation of more facts and information (the Will to Transparency) is self-defeating - objectivity is impossible. This is where you get into his info-saturation arguments about how the media swamps us with so much information that its impossible to tell what's true from what's false, and every new soundbite that the media feeds us (each contradicting the last) only produces even more confusion. This is what happened during the Boston Marathon bombing when "real-time" reporting on all the latest updates about the suspects caused reddit and the media to falsely identify who the actual bombers were. In the end nobody knows wtf is going on despite there being more information available than any other period in history (information is uniquely dissuasive, communication devours its own content, etc.)

       

      tbh i'm kinda talking out of my ass here, someone like Baudribabe needs to confirm or support this probably

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    The Glenbrooks this year had a jv and a novice round robin were they invitation only like a normal round robin?   That seems kind of pointless-- inviting the best novices in the country to...
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    MadAdvocacySkils has posted in Looking for a decently hard K that will last multiple topics to run in Help Me....
    Chose a K depending on what you are interested in. If Baudrillard and psychoanalysis don't speak to you then don't run them, but I wouldn't preclude those arguments because you view them as too com...
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    I have a semi-self cut aff that I haven't ran yet that I wrote for state. The only issue is that I don't have many blocks since I don't focus on this aff and it was written for only one tournament....
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    i didnt know there were novice round robins The Glenbrooks this year had a jv and a novice round robin
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    This alt isn't very good, it's kinda like herod 04 in that it's a good framing card that people read as a bad alt. Basically featherstone is saying "vote neg to reject cap so cap can get rejected i...
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    Yo I can't send you anything, says you cant receive any new messages but I got some stuff Kyler. Looking for a good derrida file that isn't necessarily china specific. Or alternately just help me g...
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    AQuackDebater has posted in Looking for a decently hard K that will last multiple topics to run in Help Me....
    Try Foucault or Agamben. I wouldn't say they are easier to understand than Baudrillard or Psychoanalysis, just that they're less aphoristic in their writing style, and less jaron-filled. +1 to...
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    Bruh I don't get bataille Derrida is as high theory as I can get so you're already better at this than me. Cheers dude. Expect some files tomorrow, on the house. 
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    I need an aff that has a plan text. I don't care if it's soft left or what advantages it has. Preferably home cut with extensive blocks. I've got tons to trade, pm me.
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      I have a semi-self cut aff that I haven't ran yet that I wrote for state.

      UIL judges aren't buying that ableism wilcox aff, huh Benny? I feel your pain, gotta write a lay aff/neg for nfl natquals. Housing! oh boy!

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      UIL judges aren't buying that ableism wilcox aff, huh Benny? I feel your pain, gotta write a lay aff/neg for nfl natquals. Housing! oh boy!

      I did update the solvency mechanism for TFA state now that you mention it. I'm still not sure if I want to run the wilcox neg at state though, so those cards might be retired from my high school debate career. I can explain more of my reasoning if you feel like PMing me about it.

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