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 Post subject: Re: Parli resolutions
PostPosted: Sat Mar 26, 2011 10:32 pm 
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013 wrote:
Huh, that's an interesting case. My partner and I ran reinstating the Mexico City Policy. We actually had a fun round with that one.

My problem with the round 4 resolution wasn't the use of "insufficient" but the fact that the resolution seemed to be designed to make T arguments. By putting the motto in quotation marks it forces gov teams to either argue something about PKD uniquely not affecting the entire public discourse, which is truistic, or make it more wide open to something like persuasion in general (which is what we did) and get hit with a massive T press. I'm actually now really curious if we won that T debate....

We were opp that round. The gov ran persuasion in general, which I think is probably the most equitable def. If they did PKD we would have had a massive T debate. We just won their value and res anal, and won with the C-Contentions.

I really don't think the PKD thing would necessarily be truistic, or at least more so than any other fact round. Its a lame round (which is non-unique with that res), but there's ground for both sides.

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 Post subject: Re: Parli resolutions
PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 8:28 am 
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PKD outrounds:

Quarters: The USFG should substantially reduce tax breaks for large corporations
Semis: Israel has more to fear from Arab democracies than authoritarian Arab regimes
Finals: The USFG should repeal one or more facets of the Affordable Health Care Act

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 Post subject: Re: Parli resolutions
PostPosted: Mon Sep 12, 2011 6:06 am 
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Butler University parli workshop:
Rnd 1: THB the USFG should increase funding to Planned Parenthood
Rnd 2: TH would go bare
Rnd 3: THB nuclear power is the better alternative

Indy Forensics 500:
Rnd 1: The USFG should significantly increase aid to Libya
Rnd 2: THB in substantial education reform
Rnd 3: The Obama administration should focus on strategies for African-American employment*
Rnd 4: THB right is might
Octas: The USFG should end the ban on gay men donating blood**
Quarters: THBT the United States Postal Service has reached its end
Semis: The USFG should abolish FEMA

*This is a horrible res because it doesn't give the aff fiat over the House of Representatives. Also it puts the aff on shaky moral grounds and necessitates them leaving themselves open to massive racism Ks.
**Try being neg in front of a liberal judge with that res.

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 Post subject: Re: Parli resolutions
PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 5:28 am 
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Peter Voell wrote:
how'd you do at the indy 500, bryan?

Hehe.

I've had the same partner both years, even though he and I aren't usually partners. In the two years we've gone a combined 0-8 at Indy. Our career total as partners is now 3-10 (we got 2nd at the Michigan championships last year). It was decided that he and I will never partner again, unless absolutely necessary.

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 Post subject: Re: Parli resolutions
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:03 am 
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Did I debate you there? I keep forgetting that you're around at these tournaments, haha. And yeah, the octo rez was the most gov-biased resolution I have ever seen. Fortunately, I was gov.

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 Post subject: Re: Parli resolutions
PostPosted: Fri Sep 16, 2011 5:19 am 
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I debated two Grove team. I don't remember which ones. I was Hillsdale BS.

If you had Doggett in the back in the quarters and dropped to Miami-Ohio then yes I did (I faced that Grove team in Rnd 4). Otherwise I don't believe I debated you, no.

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 Post subject: Re: Parli resolutions
PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:02 am 
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I think I debated Hillsdale in round 1.....though I think I did lose to Miami in Quarters..... Were you opp in round 4? Did the gov team argue a broad historical point?

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 Post subject: Re: Parli resolutions
PostPosted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 4:04 am 
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013 wrote:
I think I debated Hillsdale in round 1.....though I think I did lose to Miami in Quarters..... Were you opp in round 4? Did the gov team argue a broad historical point?

Yeah. They gave six examples and in my MOC I said something like "Well what about everyone who had no impact whatsoever? They have 6 examples. Congrats. We have 27 million. Vote neg."

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 Post subject: Re: Parli resolutions
PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 6:27 pm 
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That wasn't me, then. We had a lot of discussion on the subjectivity of truth as the focus rather than the weight of examples.

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 Post subject: Re: Parli resolutions
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2011 5:02 am 
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Rnds 1 and 2: THBT any plan to cut the deficit should include both tax increases and spending cuts
Rnd 3: THBT the decision to cancel NASA's space shuttle program was a mistake
Rnd 4: The USFG should take steps to decrease dependence on foreign oil
Rnd 5: THBT, in this instance, the Obama administration got it right

To pre-empt questions, my novice partner and I went 3-2. It was a 12 team field that broke to semis, so we didn't break. I haven't seen cums, but we were probably the second team out (another non-breaking Hillsdale team went 3-2 and beat us in speaks).

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 Post subject: Re: Parli resolutions
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:01 pm 
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Round 1 looks dangerously close to a tautology depending how "deficit" was defined

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 Post subject: Re: Parli resolutions
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2011 3:30 pm 
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Yeah, we didn't claim any advs off cutting the deficit, so we didn't have any solvency coming off that part of the plan (oversight on my part, since I'm the MG). When the neg pointed that out and ran a pseudo-T off it (sign of a bad res: T is the same as solvency), my answer was basically "We decrease spending and increase revenue. The operational definition of 'cut the deficit' is 'slow its growth.' Any time the government has more money that happens."

Not a great res. Same with "take steps" resolutions (the semis had "take steps" also). That makes FX-T perfectly legit.

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 Post subject: Re: Parli resolutions
PostPosted: Thu Sep 29, 2011 6:47 pm 
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GGO Tournament resolutions had resolutions about:

Single payer health care
Diplomatic relations with pakistan
Taxation on internet purchases
Making Palestine A UN recognized state
The European Union
Abolishing the Auto Workers Union
The Flat tax

That is all I can remember.

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 Post subject: Re: Parli resolutions
PostPosted: Mon Nov 07, 2011 6:06 am 
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Two K rounds in one tournament. What more could you ask for?

Missouri Mule:
Rnd 1: TH would sanction countries that artifically inflate their currency
Rnd 2: Because we believe in a woman's right to choose, TH would legalize prostitution
Rnd 3: TH would legalize the sale of human organs
Rnd 4: TH should adopt Herman Cain's tax plan
Rnd 5: In the post-Cold War world, NATO has lost its significance

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 Post subject: Re: Parli resolutions
PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2011 6:30 pm 
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Resolve Early Qualifier (Stoa CO)

Round 1: This House believes that the US should link the number of immigration visas to the unemployment rate.
Round 2: THBT the US should more highly value democracy.
Round 3: THBT Israel should preemptively strike Iran.
Round 4: THBT the US should significantly reduce imports from China.
Round 5: THBT a Hiroshima repeat is inevitable.

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 Post subject: Re: Parli resolutions
PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2011 9:28 pm 
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Is it okay to post Parli resolutions not run at a tournament but they were just thought up?

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 Post subject: Re: Parli resolutions
PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2011 6:39 am 
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ParadigmPWNS wrote:
Is it okay to post Parli resolutions not run at a tournament but they were just thought up?

I'm not a mod or anything, but I would think not. That would clog up the thread with really bad resolutions, because most people without a lot of competitive parli experience don't know how to write them. Its not just "oh, cool topic. I'll write a resolution on it. Go!" Eventually you can reach that point, but unless you've gone to several tournaments and had a fair amount of practice writing resolutions you're not there yet. It takes time to learn how to divide ground, provide for impacts on both sides, see how each specific word grants fiat and limits on T, etc. So that's why this is for in-tournament resolutions--theoretically there's some vetting process for tournament resolutions.

The Hillsdale tournament got cancelled because not enough teams signed up, but myself and another guy wrote the resolutions...here are a few that the coach decided to use from the list of 30 or so that we gave him...

The European Union should end financial support to Greece
THBT employment is an inalienable right
THBT, when in conflict, open revolution is preferable to civil disobedience
The USFG should withdraw from the United Nations
The USFG should extend diplomatic recognition to the Republic of China
THBT it’s too late to apologize
(and my personal favorite)
The International Criminal Court should try George W. Bush for war crimes in relation to Iraq and/or Afghanistan

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 Post subject: Re: Parli resolutions
PostPosted: Sun Jan 22, 2012 4:43 am 
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Butler:
Rnd 1: The USFG should lose the battle to win the war
Rnd 2: TH would legalize sex work
Rnd 3: THBT winter is coming
Rnd 4: TH would ensure that "100% fruit juice" actually means 100% fruit juice
Quarters: The USFG should revisit SOPA
Semis: TH should throw in the towel

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 Post subject: Re: Parli resolutions
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 4:05 am 
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Rnd 4: TH would ensure that "100% fruit juice" actually means 100% fruit juice

That... sounds... uh... interesting? I can see the argument already: "100% fruit juice = 100% fruit juice. Yeah... it actually means itself already. A = A guys."


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 Post subject: Re: Parli resolutions
PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 5:42 am 
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LocutusofBorg wrote:
Rnd 4: TH would ensure that "100% fruit juice" actually means 100% fruit juice

That... sounds... uh... interesting? I can see the argument already: "100% fruit juice = 100% fruit juice. Yeah... it actually means itself already. A = A guys."


;)

Yeah. A whole round on truth in advertising. Blech. We were neg, it was our break round, and we lost. Granted, with a res like that try to prep anything decent as neg.

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