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AQuackDebater

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In Topic: ODT R1: PailAmbrose [A] vs. AQuackDebater [N]

17 May 2017 - 07:22 PM

I concede. I'm swamped right now and for all of this week and it's not likely that I'll be able to keep up with this round much until its almost over. We'll have to go again sometime, preeves. Sorry to disappoint. 

In Topic: ODT R1: PailAmbrose [A] vs. AQuackDebater [N]

17 May 2017 - 05:52 PM

patricks back!! :) welcome back dude

Thanks man! and preeves gimme ten minutes for that 1nc

In Topic: ODT Round 1 - SpookBuster [A] vs. TheTrashDebater [N]

16 May 2017 - 06:01 PM

Holden jesus dude going for kato and the one card cap k i dont know whether im impressed or disgusted with you

In Topic: ODT R1: PailAmbrose [A] vs. AQuackDebater [N]

16 May 2017 - 05:57 PM

My formatting is being weird so I had to copy and paste sorry

You good my guy

 

Biotechnology created in China? If you mean Kim, it's basically referring to Chinese companies and academies that develop GMOs and other ag biotech
Why is it better to focus the investment in Chinese industry?

It's all about getting GMOs into China - either through Chinese companies (which need the capital) or through U.S. companies (which need lowered import restrictions)

 

The US and China agree to reduce restrictions on investment, and treat foreign investors equal to domestic investors. both parties agree to change their behavior
So the us is proposing the deal to china but all the advantages are China specific?

Yes? But I mean we'll defend the U.S. should be involved

 

Also do you have a china says yes card anywhere?
Not in the 1AC but we'll contend China says yes to avoid food insecurity and instability

Basically food insecurity exacerbates grievances people have against the government/citizens, which causes political instability that we contend escalates to state failure

Any empirical examples of this happening? Like food scarcity being the tipping point

I mean the 2008 food crisis did cause political instability, yes. And we'll argue that if agriculture fails to increase yields alongside rising demand, future food crises will be even worse.

Same mechanism, food insecurity causes mass protests/political instability

Right but like why is now the brink for this in china? like where does anything say this could easily happen there from food scarcity.

Well China's been able to meet demand now based on fertilizers/other bad ag techniques, but that system is unsustainable

 

We should judge policies based on their outcome - looking purely at intentions and failing to compromise will result in mass death/violence while we wait

Ah so its just a basic util good card?

Yeah basically

Ah yes let me get my Kant backfiles out.

 

I jest but I'm totally LD scum enough to do that.

Sounds good. I have drivers ed afterschool tomorrow and between that and finals I'm totally swamped tomorrow, I'll try and post my 1NC during debate class/lunch tomorrow but at the very latest can I get it up at like 8:30 or so tomorrow? I'd appreciate it.

In Topic: ODT R1: PailAmbrose [A] vs. AQuackDebater [N]

16 May 2017 - 05:26 PM

 

 
I think the tournament word counts are like 2750/2500ish but if that seems long idc if we shorten it

I meant a post limit for CX. I'm chill with it just being two

Biotechnology created in China? If you mean Kim, it's basically referring to Chinese companies and academies that develop GMOs and other ag biotech
Why is it better to focus the investment in Chinese industry?

The US and China agree to reduce restrictions on investment, and treat foreign investors equal to domestic investors. both parties agree to change their behavior
So the us is proposing the deal to china but all the advantages are China specific?

 

Also do you have a china says yes card anywhere?
 
Basically food insecurity exacerbates grievances people have against the government/citizens, which causes political instability that we contend escalates to state failure

Any empirical examples of this happening? Like food scarcity being the tipping point

Same mechanism, food insecurity causes mass protests/political instability

Right but like why is now the brink for this in china? like where does anything say this could easily happen there from food scarcity.

We should judge policies based on their outcome - looking purely at intentions and failing to compromise will result in mass death/violence while we wait

 

Ah so its just a basic util good card?