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#938325 ODT R1: PailAmbrose [A] vs. AQuackDebater [N]

Posted by AQuackDebater on 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. 

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#938222 ODT Round 1 - SpookBuster [A] vs. TheTrashDebater [N]

Posted by AQuackDebater on 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

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#938221 ODT R1: PailAmbrose [A] vs. AQuackDebater [N]

Posted by AQuackDebater on 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.

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#938211 ODT R1: PailAmbrose [A] vs. AQuackDebater [N]

Posted by AQuackDebater on 16 May 2017 - 04:29 PM

And thanks for covering for me Holden I owe you one.


CX. Are we doing a post limit?


Explain what Chinese Biotech is.


So what exactly does a bilateral investment treaty entail here? Is it a QPQ?


Explain Brown 09 - I want two things


1) give me the play by play of how specifically food insecurity collapses government, the exact warrants are a bit vague


2) how is this specifically true for china


How does Meng 12 actually link into Roos 08? Like Meng is talking about Chinese agriculture, Roos is just saying like "yo agriculture isnt natural it causes desertification." doesnt specifically talk about fertilizers aside from the one warrant as much as just farming an assload of stuff being bad


Explain gvosdev?


definitely follow ups

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#938209 ODT R1: PailAmbrose [A] vs. AQuackDebater [N]

Posted by AQuackDebater on 16 May 2017 - 04:17 PM

Happy Birthday to Paul. It appears we've both leveled up recently. CX up withing the hour, sorry for the delay.

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#937746 Trump Executive Order

Posted by AQuackDebater on 29 April 2017 - 12:18 PM

In other words, 90% of affs are illegal now

fuck dude as if there wasnt too little policy ground already. bifo aff awaits

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#937317 debate cliches

Posted by AQuackDebater on 13 April 2017 - 06:06 AM

Ever heard, "A dropped argument is like a dropped egg - even if you pick it back up, you can't put it back together?"


I heard that one once. There are a bunch of fun analogies for dropped args, the one I use is "Silence is agreement" but like I'll still say don't let them answer it because timeskew. I think my all time favorite, however, was when in our quarters round at a UIL tournament (back when I still did CX) we dropped a link on cap (which didnt really matter since we were going for cap good) the 2N said "Silence is consent.... oh shit wait... no I didn't mean... fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck"

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#937297 Best Heg ! Turns?

Posted by AQuackDebater on 12 April 2017 - 07:37 PM

have fun. The spanos ev is more of a critical turn, but you can spin it to mean serial policy failure if you're smart about it.

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#937293 Oceans VDebate: XanderDB8(Aff) vs. NativeWarlock(Neg)

Posted by AQuackDebater on 12 April 2017 - 07:20 PM

i voted neg on t


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#937290 Things we won't miss from this topic- China edition

Posted by AQuackDebater on 12 April 2017 - 07:14 PM

Debates about mearsheimer's credentials

Orientalism k's

aaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy he's a dick and an idiot Pan reigns supreme


*All manner of T on this topic, not just the QPQ debate.


*The toxicity aff (I love Reagan SS but I hate their case)


*Uyghurs DAs and stuff


*Pre-Donald inherency people never bothered to update (like seriously though the IR debates are now way more fun because of him)


*The Chinese Exclusion Act aff


*All the afro-orientalism affs

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#937180 Was The Rutgers Strategy Justified? (NDT Finals 2016-2017)

Posted by AQuackDebater on 08 April 2017 - 05:18 PM

Hey snowflakes - stop getting triggered by SJWs. Learn to respect freedom of speech. Quit the mock outrage hiding behind political correctness. 


Are you the manhood academy dude again christ wtf is it with this site and trolls

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#937153 China - AQuackDebater (A) vs. CynicClinic (N)

Posted by AQuackDebater on 07 April 2017 - 08:09 AM

"They have done the most destructive, entirely insane thing that has ever been done. They've degraded debate. it's offensive. I'm sorry that you judges have had to listen to this, it's people like them that have destroyed the debate community"


-Missouri's reaction to a cap K


Jesus I'm laughing so hard at this

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#937140 China Vdebate -- vmanAA738 [A] vs. TheSnowball [N]

Posted by AQuackDebater on 06 April 2017 - 05:08 PM

Yoooooooooo I'm sorry about not getting back to this earlier I'm working on my RFD right now if anyone still cares but in short I vote aff. Bostrom is the kicker for me on the impact debate, maybe because I am also an LDer and read this card a ton but yeah I buy that the risk of offense off Bostrom and existential threats plus the perm Vinay made in the 2AR worked really well. Vinay spent too much time on T imo, especially considering the shell wasnt that good, no offense. But yeah case flowed aff and between that and Bostrom I feel it totally outweighs K.

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#937108 what's your favorite piece of k lit?

Posted by AQuackDebater on 05 April 2017 - 08:08 AM


I gotcha, meant no disrespect.

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#937100 what's your favorite piece of k lit?

Posted by AQuackDebater on 05 April 2017 - 06:44 AM

I'm partial to Orientalism by Edward Said.

No really Ian.

I'm shocked.

I feel so betrayed.

Here I thought you were a straight up Schmitt debater who was reading a Rasch aff on this topic.


I'm really partial to Discipline and Punish by Foucault. His writings on the nature of power are really nuanced, and it's the best explanation of soverign power I've seen. I love Agamben too, but for me it's all about Foucault.

Also anything written by Derrida and Levinas is great.

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