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  1. Hello Cross-x, I'm a JV who has been doing fairly well with the year, but would like some help getting the Aff solidified before state quals. 1) We do Harms and Inherency as a single block, but it's all stuff about drought in California. Inherency in general is confusing to me because of this, because it's apparently supposed to be about SQ barriers, which for us is upfront capital, but I'll get to that. Is it okay to not do Inherency at all and just do "Harms" or "The SQ"? If not, how do I make an I that says we just need money? If we do need I it will depend on the: 2) Plan Text. This is our current: "The United States Federal Government should substantially increase its development of the Earth’s oceans by approving a P3 for $175 billion to build seven large-scale Carocell solar desalination plants along the coast of California so as to deal with the drought in that location. The United States should purchase 350,000,000 Carocell modules from F Cubed. The P3 is between the NOAA and the private sector. The modules will be assembled into seven plants that will be placed near key coastal areas and areas of relatively intense drought. The plants will be fed by 0.5 feet per second velocity intake pipes from the Pacific Ocean. Affirmative can clarify as necessary during the CX period." The 0.5 feet per second thing is just so we can negate a intringement and entrainment bio-d DA. Spending... Woah. 175 billion. That's way to much money for this, but I did all the math for what we would need, and that's what it came out to. We can't get full solvency without it, and we kept losing on that before I did the math. The plan buys CaroCell panels from F CUBED - http://www.fcubed.com.au/aspx/carocell-panels.aspx - which is an Australian company. I would love to make our plan as simple as mostly cost free legislation like tax incentives (is that topical?) but since we're buying from Australia... we can't really let the Australian companies pay less American taxes. So that brings me to the question of funding. I like the P3 (Is it topical to use both USFG and private sector in an aff? If it is, where's a good place to find supporting ev. for P3s, solar desal related or general?) but it would be really nice if the plan was free. Is there a way to pass legislation that gives tax incentives or a monetary incentive to companies if they develop or buy this and implement it? Would it be better to focus on American solar desal like "Water FX" and change our advocacy entirely? What it all really boils down to is "What is a better plan text?" What gets full solvency and is cheaper or free? It is to be noted that we have ev. for that the U.S. will take 45 billion worth of damage if California's agricultural sector fails. We can't go to state quals and say the U.S. should spend $200,000,000,000 on water. We would get shot out of the sky *cough* Royal 10 *cough* so is there a better way to do this? 3) As for topicality, there's a couple issues. Actor is going to depend on funding/plan text, but the NOAA is our current. If we're doing anything like the P3 or private sector in any way, we need defense against T that attacks that. I know how to set up T defense - kind of - but where can i find ev. for this? We've gone against some stupid T like "Water isn't a useful resource" which was pretty easy to defend, but how do we deal with "non-topical" attacks? We have a definition of aquaculture that desalination fits - so as to abide by JV rules - but how can we defend this further. I can talk to my coach about this too, but I just wanted specific opinions and perhaps helpful resources for T in general. Are there better actors for this? How would we defend them? I know this is a lot of vague questions, but I'm fine with vague answers. Thanks, Cross - X. Sincerely, Ryan
  2. I have been trying to think of a good neg strategy against these two affs but so far Im not comfortable with anything I have. Please help me with some good things to run against it. aff #1- The United States federal government should substantially increase its EcoGov2 environmental governance programs for the area referred to as Egypt by shifting United States neoliberal efforts to environmental governance. advantage 1 save the trees advantage 2 coral reefs aff #2- Female Genital Mutilation-reduction programs have been identified as democracy assistance for years; but are piecemeal and inadequately funded. advantage 1 SECOND, FGM IS DEHUMANIZATION – CHILDREN ARE PUT THROUGH TERRIBLE PROCEDURE THAT KILLS THE GIRLS AND THE CHILDREN THEY WILL DELIVER advantage 2 Traditional understanding of warfare as great power conflict of nations over territory contributes to the invisibility of an ongoing systemic war against women advantage 3 patriarchy (makes war inevitable, nuclear war etc..)
  3. I will trade heavily for this AFF. I have A Lacan, Baudrillard, Friere, Anthro, and Heidegger that I'll trade. PM me! ASAP!
  4. NonU

    New affs

    So my NFL qualifying tournament is coming up this weekend, I was wondering for those of your that have already had yours, what new/squirrelly affirmatives and plan texts have you seen. Also any new DA's?
  5. Hey Forum! So my partner and I competed in a tournament, and we had a judge who recommended we ditch one of our advantages and put a monologue in the aff instead. My partner and I would like to try it but do not know how to structure a monologue, how to debate it or how one monologue would take up the time it took me to read one of the advantages. Any help on where to find monologue for human trafficking, how to tag it or debate would be great!!!!
  6. If anyone wants to go neg against this, please post here. Also, anyone who wants to judge please post paradigms. If we have an even number of judges, and it comes out to be a tie, the neg wins on presumption. All of these views and no takers? I'm sad. DnG nomads V9.5.docx
  7. PcsJoslinJJ


    <script> </script> Hey, so i was looking at the Dartmouth STEM AFF and im kinda confessed as to why the plan text specifies that ESSA should fully fund title II and IV? the solvency cards are kinda no the best so why specify The United States federal government should fully fund grants for primary and secondary STEM education, including an emphasis on climate change and evolution, authorized by Title II and Title IV of the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015.
  8. hey all! i've been cutting a philippines decol/identity aff, but i need a little (jk, a lot) help on it. i mainly need help with tying the aff to the topic and making it "topical" (as in, engagement with china) thank you all! : )
  9. My partner and I are the only team from our school, and have problems keeping up with the research burden for circuit debate. We plan on breaking a new aff at our next tournament, but are having difficulties given it's incredibly hard and time consuming to cut blocks for every off case position. What is the best way/most efficient method of cutting blocks? Any tricks? Is it better for the long run to create a giant 2AC masterfile with generic answers to all off case then filter in specific answers as you cut them? What does a 'generic K frontline' look like if you don't read a plan text?
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  11. Recently I hit an IRS case and they only gave us a paper copy which they took back after the round was over, I flowed it but I was wondering if there is a brief or file online that has the case so I could take a closer look for my team's frontline against it.
  12. Need a homecut, uncommon/strong aff that I can break at state. I have lots to trade. pm me.
  13. Willing to trade heavily for neg file cites are here : http://hspolicy.debatecoaches.org/Nevada+Union/Scanlon-Meckler+Aff Message for trades
  14. How does one go about writing a critical affirmative?
  15. Will trade for neg file against Cloud Seeders. I have multiple Ks, including Baudrillard, Anthro Ks, Enviornmental dualism, Lacan, and more. PM me ASAP
  16. My round w/ Feldsy is still ongoing, i just wanted to get a round going w/ the updated version. Judges needed, ANY comments appreciated. - Thanks Payton
  17. Hey y'all, Has anyone run into the Banned Books affirmative? Someone is running it in my circuit and I was wondering if any of y'all had any ideas for possible unique/interesting/winning offcase positions. T will be a big one of course, but possible DA's are a bit less obvious. (At least to me). Here's the plan: - The United States Federal Government should substantially curtail its surveillance and censorship of literature and publications in public universities and secondary schools. - Enforcement is guaranteed by the Department of Education. We claim the right to fiat. Have any questions, just ask.- Durable fiat - This is will be passed through congress and then enforced by the doe - We are banning banned books and striking articles from school-funded publications unless they pass the Miller Test (which defines obscenity). The Miller test was developed in the 1973 case Miller v. California.[2] It has three parts: - Whether "the average person, applying contemporary community standards", would find that the work, taken as a whole, appeals to the prurient interest, - Whether the work depicts or describes, in a patently offensive way, sexual conduct or excretory functions[3] specifically defined by applicable state law, - Whether the work, taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value.[4] - The work is considered obscene only if all three conditions are satisfied. Thanks, Noah
  18. osahoniyamu

    K affs?

    So I'm entering in my 3rd year in debate this year at a new school and I'm starting to look at some lit for the China topic this year and My question: Are there any K aff (or good affs if there aren't any good K affs) I can read for this year's resolution besides Model Minority Ks and such. I don't know how I'd be able to run any K topics without linking to arguments like the "Speaking for Others K." (I'm black). Any ideas? I'm down on cutting my own if there are none online where I can get cards from
  19. Can someone explain the Levinas affirmative to me? Much appreciated.
  20. Also, if someone has a shell that would be excellent too!
  21. Im looking into making a case using the ideas of Quantum Physics. The basic thoughts I have right now is making a quantum network that will be connected to quantum computers specialized in running algorithms for medical research and maybe going through and using noaa for this any ideas would be great
  22. So Loyola has this interestingly weird affirmative (I've never hit it) the "Quantum mechanics Aff" They have it publicly listed and attached on the wiki, so I'm attaching it here. How would you go about responding to this aff. Teams that I know have competed against this aff have gone with the boring Cap + Framework strategy but not too thrilled about that.... Loyola-Gray-Nelson-Aff-Fullerton-Octas.docx
  23. Hey everyone, I'm a 3 year debater and i had an aff case (on ocean clean up). But now, it seems that everyone can beat it. I was wondering if anyone has a good aff case that can help me make it or set it up. The thing is, i don't want to run a aff case that is on debate coaches. I want a brand new case that isn't there already. Or the other option is that if anyone is interested in making a new case with that would be great as well. If you guys want to from a group on making a new aff case or if you are interested then please contact me. If someone can help me, please do, you can email me at iram_gonzalez514@yahoo.com
  24. Does anyone have any cards about/other arguments linking to the benefits of education on society? I want to run a pure "education" advantage, so any help would be appreciated. Edit* - The plan will be something that educates the public about the oceans, if that helps. Final plan text is not finalized yet.
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