ans Whalen for me
Thu Sep 4 15:27:38 CDT 1997
sorta, i guess.
if plan is done then the good action of the disad is less likely to
happen (does NOT necessarily become zero, just LESS likely): that "net
bad" should count against doing the plan. if the plan is done, then the
propensity of good cplan action is zero, but it is zero for most
counterplans whether or not the plan is done. there is NO "net bad" if
the good cplan action wasn't gonna happen anyway. those "cplans" which
DO have propensity absent plan action don't need no stinkin' negative
fiat (they are already disads) and, in fact, giving them "fiat" is
tantamount to creating a bigger link for no good reason.
the above is just the basic argument that NO counterplans should get
fiat, that is, that there should be NO counterplans.
of course, some negative fiat is legitimate. that was part 2.
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