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#940398 Kicking the plan on the 2ac

Posted by AQuackDebater on 26 September 2017 - 12:03 PM

I saw a round where MBA kicked the plan text I'm the 2ac how do you do this.

give context? like what exactly did the round look like


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#940348 Small School Starter Pack

Posted by AQuackDebater on 20 September 2017 - 03:54 PM

Cap file dropping next week! 


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#940195 Human extinction good

Posted by AQuackDebater on 10 September 2017 - 07:47 PM

its not a K, its an impact turn. I haven;t opened the file but you're describing wipeout. Human extinction good because there are more aliens than humans and if humanity survives much longer we'll like destroy the universe. UTNIF put out a file on it this year called like creative impact turns or some shit. good stuff.

 

Just say a - humans dont kill everything, b - no aliens, and c - fuck aliens anyways


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#940194 Texas Teams?

Posted by AQuackDebater on 10 September 2017 - 07:44 PM

10. This may be controversial but Hebron KN - for the sole reason they went 5-1 at TFA state

oh yuuuuhhhh the hebron kids are awesome. went to camp with some of them. Shoutout to Rahul Kolla, he's the sophomore to watch this year in CX imo.

 

I'd probably say Greenhill EG is better than Reagan SV. I've talked to Chris before. He scares the hell out of me like not many debaters do, the kid can go for anything. Other than that this list is dope.


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#940149 Updated Title: Would any of you fine debaters on this website like to debate?

Posted by AQuackDebater on 08 September 2017 - 05:54 AM

that is if there were politics to be ceded in the first place....

its a 

 


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#940142 Small School Starter Pack

Posted by AQuackDebater on 07 September 2017 - 07:36 PM

promised I'd have this up soon lol, I'll do strat notes later but here you kids go

Attached Files


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#940107 Small School Starter Pack

Posted by AQuackDebater on 05 September 2017 - 02:03 PM

This is one of the single best debate files I have ever seen, thank you.

Thanks, I try. Hope it helps! Expect FW like tomorrow or Thursday.


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#940102 Small School Starter Pack

Posted by AQuackDebater on 05 September 2017 - 11:51 AM

Just re-uploaded the CtP file - now with strat notes and better organization!


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#940066 Small School Starter Pack

Posted by AQuackDebater on 03 September 2017 - 08:09 AM

 

I have included my theory file for anyones use, as i wish to give everyone a chance, as debate should be fair.

EDUCATION OUTWEIGHS FAIRNESS - 3 WARRANTS

 

A - FAIRNESS IS JUST THE INTERNAL LINK TO EDUCATION - IT HAS NO INTRINSIC VALUE IN AND OF ITSELF SO IF I PROMOTE KNOWLEDGE THAT OUTWEIGHS

 

B - CONTEXT - DEBATE IS AN EDUCATIONAL FORUM - DESPITE ITS GAMELIKE STRUCTURE IT'S DESIGNED TO FACILITATE LEARNING AND TRANSFER OF INFORMATION - THE CONSTITUTIVE PURPOSE OF THE ACTIVITY DEFINES THE WAY YOU FRAME THE METADEBATE

 

C - PORTABLE SKILLS - I CAN ONLY TAKE EDUCATION OUT OF ROUND WITH ME, NOT FAIRNESS - PORTABLE SKILLS OUTWEIGH BECAUSE ITS THE ONLY REASON WE DO DEBATE

 

all LD theory bullshit aside, thanks! everything helps


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#940065 Small School Starter Pack

Posted by AQuackDebater on 03 September 2017 - 08:01 AM

I really don't have much to contribute, but I would like to say thanks to AQuackDebater and Snowball for both this and the Daily Card. Getting files into hands of small schools really helps level the playing field a bit.

Dude of course! Its my pleasure. Like I said, I'm just trying to give everyone a chance. And don't worry about not having much - that's what this thread is aiming to rectify.

 

 

It seems more organized to do a direct download DropBox for the "starter pack" than files posted throughout the pages of a thread.

Yeah you right man. I'll set that up soon.

 

Anyways, it seems that FW has won, so later this week expect a big-ass file on how to make the game work. I'll have it up by Grapevine, for everyone going to that (wish I could be there myself but alas, no such luck).


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#940021 Small School Starter Pack

Posted by AQuackDebater on 31 August 2017 - 07:41 PM

Real quick - what do we wanna see first - a FW file or a Cap file? upvote this post for FW, downvote for cap.


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#939979 Security K help

Posted by AQuackDebater on 29 August 2017 - 12:17 PM

Ryan hit the nail on the head, but another (possibly easier) way of conceptualizing the impact chain of the security k is just "don't spook people, because when people are spooked they do dumb shit." A great example in the context of terror is post-9/11 when everyone was scared af of terrorism, so passed the Patriot Act because we were overly afraid of the threat of terror, so not only is security a "self-fulfilling prophecy" as everyone says, but there are also a lot of external impacts to securitization, namely govt oppression and exclusion of groups we're "afraid" of - another great example is McCarthyism in the 60s, with us throwing communists in jail because "AH SOVIETS GONNA GET US."

 

If you've ever hit an apocalyptic rhetoric k (not a true arg imo and definitely not on the level of a real security k but people run it), it's a similar (albeit simpler) link chain. "Making stuff overly spooky causes people to freak out and do stupid shit - let's not"


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#939978 Small School Starter Pack

Posted by AQuackDebater on 29 August 2017 - 12:07 PM

Just realized I forgot to put strat notes in the file whoops - I'll get a doc for that up soon. In the meantime if anyone has any questions about the file, feel free to post them here!


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#939966 How to answer a performance

Posted by AQuackDebater on 28 August 2017 - 03:51 PM

I feel like tuck and yang are not very strategic against people presenting their own experiences. Refusing research is about refusing people not in one's community from researching said community and scarred bodies is kind of the same as telling people "you commodify yourself" which is not a great argument.

Yeah Tuck and Yang is more a K of the academy as a whole. Go for Bauddy, charity cannibalism is a good arg, and then just read args about how the ballot has no power. I have a performance block on my CtP file in the Novice Starter Pack thread, it has most of this either. Against performance affs I just read T, CC, and then case turns about no power of the ballot and just straight turns on performance bad. Be very careful, however, to explain the difference between personal experience bad and performance bad. The arg I make is it gets co-opted by the audience. 

 

The advantage of going for FW and a K (something I'm normally very opposed to vs K affs) is that with performance, it's really hard to uplayer them just with T, because performance itself is kind of a metadebate thing like T itself. When you run a K, you have more than one way to uplayer them, you can either go right and get into the heavier side of metadebate, or left and question their reps. Against most K affs, I just go T-case, but with performance, I'd recommend a shorter T shell, mostly focusing on limits and procedural fairness as the voting issues, and instead of running more lefty fwk standards (CtP, advocacy skills, dogmatism), run some K of suffering reps and commodification - if you don't wanna go for Bauddy/CC or you're not comfortable with that literature, there's some excellent cap lit on the topic, look into Bifo (I actually run a hybrid Bauddy/Bifo K).


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#939965 How to beat a K

Posted by AQuackDebater on 28 August 2017 - 03:36 PM

Also the acronym my coach taught me was POSTED

 

Perm

Offense

Solvency

T (FW)

Epistemology

Defense

 

When on the aff you go for those args in that order. When you're neg and hitting a K aff, however, the acronym is

 

T

T
T
T
T
T
T
T

Offense


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