[eDebate] Fwd: Russel Doesn't Get it
Thu Apr 24 10:25:40 CDT 2008
Thanks for giving us a preview of the wonderful debates that we will get to
have on the Russia topic. Aff reads card that says "Bush offering co-op
now". Neg flips shit and reads 5 cards saying that "it's just rhetoric",
"it's just a framework", "we have better analysis".
No one ever made the argument that Russia and the US *were* going to enter a
new era of cooperation based on one card from Forbes. The argument was that
because cards like this exist negatives will be forced to deal with them in
every round. I have previously said these cards would come from things
that "a staff writer will call coop" (
http://www.ndtceda.com/pipermail/edebate/2008-April/074947.html) and that
"this isn't a crippling problem but we all seem to be in agreement
that it is annoying" (
These debates are annoying (and not just because Jason is involved) and
stupid (same). If you honestly think that the point of this discussion is
to have an evidence throw-down about the UQ of US-Russia coop than you have
really missed the point. If it makes you feel better I will spot you this
UQ debate. Congrats. Now did anyone enjoy that? No.
I think this should be all for me on this. Russell is doing a pretty good
job of making the Russia topic (or maybe just himself) look ridiculous so I
won't hold him back.
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