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#1 theSwordOfTheMorning

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Posted 10 January 2017 - 01:25 PM

Wow, wasn't really expecting the topic to be this one honestly. Opens up tons more K ground though. Whats your thoughts on the new topic?


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 01:42 PM

im ready.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 01:56 PM

Time to pull out the TimeCube4 Aff.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 02:16 PM

Looks better than China tbh, at least for K debate


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 03:04 PM

Out of curiosity, why was Russia in the list of potential resolutions? I thought they only did international resolutions every three-four years. Lookin' for a friend. 


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 03:09 PM

Are you kiddos ready for the rise of the one and only Lord Henry Giroux??


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 03:20 PM

RIP policy teams
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DOUBLE BIND- Either the harms of the aff are true and they can't solve until they control the levers of power OR the harms are constructed and you reject them for alarmism


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:39 PM

Hooray for bidirectional resolutions!


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:54 PM

why? neg ground? DA's? Impacts? Who ever voted for this plz explain, also does anyone have any ideas for affs?


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 04:56 PM

This is just like Donald Trump all over again.


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Hagrid: You're a wizard Harry.  Harry: I'm a... WHAT?!  Hagrid: Harry, you're a wizard.  Harry: I'm a what?!  Hagrid: A wizard, Harry.  Harry: I'm a WIZARD?!  Hagrid: Yes Harry, you're a wizard.  Harry: but I'm just Harry.  Hagrid: Well, "Just Harry", you're a wizard.  Harry: but I'm just Harry!  Hagrid: No, "Just Harry", you - are a wizard!  Harry: Listen here Hagrid I'm just Harry!  Hagrid: NO! Harry, you are a wizard!  Harry: I'm not a wizard, Hagrid, I'm just Harry!  Hagrid: Listen Harry, you are a wizard!  Harry: No Hagrid, I'm just Harry!  Hagrid: Harry, for god's sake, you are a wizard!  Harry: A WIZARD?! I'm just Harry!  Hagrid: Nooo, "Just Harry"! You're a wizard.  Harry: I'm not a wizard, Hagrid, I'm just Harry.  Hagrid: Noooooo. Just Harry. You are a wizard.  Harry: I'm not a wizard, Hagrid!  Hagrid: HARRY, you are a wizard!  Harry: Listen here Hagrid you FAT OAF! I'm not a FUCKING WIZARD! 


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:13 PM

RIP policy teams

It looks like it's time to see just how far I can push the limits of a semi-kritikal affirmative in an overwhelmingly traditional area. This should be interesting.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:16 PM

why? neg ground? DA's? Impacts? Who ever voted for this plz explain, also does anyone have any ideas for affs?

neg ground: states CP. politics disad. ASPEC. spending disad. T. plenty of kritiks i'm sure. 

impacts: education about structural inequalities... umm.... what else.... uh.. something about unions and the economy maybe? idk

affs: require race education. require policy debate in schools (this would be my aff if i were debating this resolution). something about funding or teacher pay. impacts would have to be external b/c i see no way to argue big impacts to whatever actually gets done in schools, at least not in any immediate timeframe. 

 

bee tee dubz this resolution was my last choice

 

good luck to all you high school debaters. Hopefully next year's college topic is better because im graduating this year


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DOUBLE BIND- Either the harms of the aff are true and they can't solve until they control the levers of power OR the harms are constructed and you reject them for alarmism


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:16 PM

#notmyresolution


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Hagrid: You're a wizard Harry.  Harry: I'm a... WHAT?!  Hagrid: Harry, you're a wizard.  Harry: I'm a what?!  Hagrid: A wizard, Harry.  Harry: I'm a WIZARD?!  Hagrid: Yes Harry, you're a wizard.  Harry: but I'm just Harry.  Hagrid: Well, "Just Harry", you're a wizard.  Harry: but I'm just Harry!  Hagrid: No, "Just Harry", you - are a wizard!  Harry: Listen here Hagrid I'm just Harry!  Hagrid: NO! Harry, you are a wizard!  Harry: I'm not a wizard, Hagrid, I'm just Harry!  Hagrid: Listen Harry, you are a wizard!  Harry: No Hagrid, I'm just Harry!  Hagrid: Harry, for god's sake, you are a wizard!  Harry: A WIZARD?! I'm just Harry!  Hagrid: Nooo, "Just Harry"! You're a wizard.  Harry: I'm not a wizard, Hagrid, I'm just Harry.  Hagrid: Noooooo. Just Harry. You are a wizard.  Harry: I'm not a wizard, Hagrid!  Hagrid: HARRY, you are a wizard!  Harry: Listen here Hagrid you FAT OAF! I'm not a FUCKING WIZARD! 


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:28 PM

Impacts; Poor education leads to bad policy making which leads to uncontained nuclear war.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:39 PM

Impacts; Poor education leads to bad policy making which leads to uncontained nuclear war.

ok so we have bad education in the squo which puts us on a course for extinction. you require better education in schools which makes students smarter and leads to better policies when exactly? which prevents a war that's going to happen when exactly?

 

this is my biggest problem with this rez


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DOUBLE BIND- Either the harms of the aff are true and they can't solve until they control the levers of power OR the harms are constructed and you reject them for alarmism


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 05:59 PM

Is this the confirmed topic?


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 06:11 PM

Is this the confirmed topic?

Yes. https://www.speechan...ate.org/topics/
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Posted 10 January 2017 - 06:27 PM

ok so we have bad education in the squo which puts us on a course for extinction. you require better education in schools which makes students smarter and leads to better policies when exactly? which prevents a war that's going to happen when exactly?
 
this is my biggest problem with this rez


I actually like this about this rez. Maybe we'll finally get away from absurd nuclear extinction scenarios. (or not, considering politics ground)
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Posted 10 January 2017 - 06:42 PM

But now, instead of impacts that are like Death, Havoc, extinction, we have like education, decision making, analytical thinking, etc. That's kinda bad because it takes out the completely exaggerated impacts. Instead of comparing the number of people we "save," we're comparing the impacts of "education" and decision making. Its gonna make you think harder, which is a good thing I guess, but for me, its kinda taking the fun out.


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Posted 10 January 2017 - 06:45 PM

But now, instead of impacts that are like Death, Havoc, extinction, we have like education, decision making, analytical thinking, etc. That's kinda bad because it takes out the completely exaggerated impacts. Instead of comparing the number of people we "save," we're comparing the impacts of "education" and decision making. Its gonna make you think harder, which is a good thing I guess, but for me, its kinda taking the fun out.

I just don't think that's gonna happen


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