Thursday, April 10, 2014

America's Cup 2014

Motions selected by CA Alfred Snider

THBT the future of democracy on Planet Earth is bright. SEMIS

THW prefer to prosecute the clients rather than the prostitutes. SEEDING ROUND

THBT in instances where peaceful protests are met with a disproportionately violent state response, protesters should respond violently. FINAL

THBT the bodies of the dead should belong to the state. QUARTERS

Sunday, April 6, 2014

HWS/IDEA Round Robin April 2014

Round One Motion: THW measure the efficacy of charities and strip those with comparatively low social value of their charitable status.
Motion for Round Two: THBT a world without organized religion would be a better world.
Motion for Round Three: THS the boycotting of Israeli academics.
Motion for Round Four: THBT full gender emancipation requires the end of monogamy as a dominant social norm.
Round 5 Motion: THBT permit parents to stunt the physical development of their severely mentally disabled children.
Two-part Info Slide:
1) Stunting physical development is a medical procedure that typically halts all physical growth and development at a prepubescent stage.
2) Some parents desire to have doctors perform this procedure on their severely mentally disabled children so that it will be easier to care for their needs.
FINALS MOTION:
THBT, within broad budgetary constraints, environmental policy should be decided by unelected scientific experts selected by their peers


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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Colgate Open 2014


  1. This house would ban private sponsorship of police.
  2. This house regrets the rise of anti-hero in media
  3. This house believes that US foreign policy should prioritize the protection of minority rights over the support of democracy.
  4. This house would campaign for the increased sexualization of men in the media rather than campaign against sexualization of women
  5. This house would prohibit the media from reporting on the private lives of any person without their explicit permission
Quarters motion: This house believes that Putin's actions towards Ukraine have been in the best interest of Russia
Novice final: This house would ban all forms of advertising that go beyond a description of what a product is and what it hopes to accomplish
Semi Final: This house prefers a society where the rich feel negative exuberance to one where the poor do
Finals: This house believes that secular governments should actively censor those sections of religious texts that either constitute hate speech or propagate negative attitudes to other religious/ethnic groups.
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Dublin City University March 2014



1. This House Would Ban All Political Donations

2. This House Would Establish Brothels on Military Bases

3. This House Believes That it is Legitimate for Nations to Rewrite History Books in their Favour After a Time of War

4. That This House, as Barack Obama, would use inception to plant socially progressive ideas in Vladmir Putin's dreams

5. This House Believes That liberal states with sexually conservative communities should subsidise hymenoplasty

Semi: "Info slide - Disgruntled with NSA spying on US citizens, two senators from opposing parties have introduced a bill banning companies in California from providing essential utility services to the agency – including cutting off its computer-cooling water supply.
TTHW Support the Bill"

Final: TH Welcomes the advent of extreme (artificial and natural) genetic advancements for humans

Arandjelovac Open 2014 March 21-23 2014

In countries where prostitution is legal, THBT national health systems should cover services of sex workers for the disabled.

THBT feminists should not campaign against polygamy in the Islamic world.

THBT countries, like Switzerland, that were neutral in WW II should pay financial reparations to states occupied by the Nazis.

THW criminalize the public denial of evolution.

THBT the Western World should not portray ‘’The Great Explorers’’ (e.g. Christoph Columbus, Vasco da Gama) as heroes.

Semifinal: THBT the US should covertly manipulate election results in South and Central America, in order to prevent the emergence of left wing governments.

Final: THB in right to bear arms.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

NTUDC Debating Championship March 2014

Motions for 2014 NTUDC Debating Championship

Round 1
Theme: Sex
Motions:

TH celebrates the rise of "monogamish" couples

THBT sexual assault should not be punished as a separate category of assault

THW convict those who lie about their social identity (religion, race, nationality etc.) in order to have sex with someone of rape

Round 2
Theme: Science, Innovation, and Technology
Motions:

THW not allow individuals to opt into a one-way mission to Mars with the Mars One Project

Assuming the technology is created, THS the use of biotechnology to make prisoners feel as if they're serving an extremely long prison sentence

As a philanthropist, THW prioritize for-profit innovation over charity

Round 3
Theme: Economics
Motions:

THW require banks to obtain regulatory approval prior to the selling of any new financial instrument

THW force banks to write-down student loans of unemployed students

THBT it is in China’s best interest to significantly reduce its capital controls

Round 4
Theme: Culture
Motions:

THW require artists’ permission to write fan fiction

THW allow elected governments to choose schools’ history textbooks for their term in office

THS the use of military force to protect heritage sites

Round 5
Theme: Justice
Motions:

THW permit the funding of civil cases by 3rd parties for profit

Assuming the technology exists, THW burn adherence of the criminal law into citizens' minds

THW allow children with grave genetic conditions that can be detected pre-birth to sue their parents for wrongful birth

Octos
Theme: Arvind's Clothes
Motions:

THBT any secession movement within a country should be decided by the entire nation

THW treat the covert funding of militias by foreign countries as a war crime

THW not import food from nations with chronic food shortages

Quarters
Theme: Religion
Motions:

THS atheist evangelism

THBT progressive Catholic clergy members should self ex-communicate from the Church

THW enforce complete gender equality in religious institutions

Semis
Theme: IR
Motions:

THBT Jews in the Diaspora that oppose Eretz Yisrael should take up Israeli citizenship in order to balance Israeli domestic politics

As European nations, THW pay minorities to leave

THS India’s vote against Sri Lanka on the US-led resolution calling for an international probe into allegations that 40,000 civilians were killed at the end of Sri Lanka's separatist war

Finals
Theme: AdjCore Favs
Motions:

As a woman, THW use Lulu

THW prefer a democracy without universal suffrage

THS comedians who employ dark humor (rape, genocide, etc. as comedy material)

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Bucharest Cup 2014



The Videos:

Round 1 Motion: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=aSlNHxknos0&feature=youtu.be

Round 2 Motion: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eKgn3QE-p-4

Round 3 Motion: http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=ljNP5K98qT8

Round 4 Motion: http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=1crRKluPZBI&feature=youtu.be

Semi-final motion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_fQg8cCAVg&feature=youtu.be

Open Final Motion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RqhBSpfJZY&feature=youtu.be

Here they are written out:

R1: THBT criminal defendants should only be allowed to use a state appointed attorney
R2: THW not grant lifetime achievement awards to artists when their morality is significantly put into question
R3: THW phase out fractional reserve banking
R4: TH opposes the popular trend which encourages people to 'be themselves' despite the opinions of others

Semi-final: THW support a a vigilante terrorist organisation combating violence against women in Africa and the Middle East
Junior's Final: TH supports compulsory fully privatised health care for people living above the poverty line
Open Final: THBT it is in Europe's best interest to have Ukraine divided in separate pro-European and pro-Russian states 
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Thursday, March 13, 2014

5th East Asian Invitational 2014, Macau 28 Feb - 3 March 2014

5th East Asian Invitational 2014 held in Macau from 28 Feb - 3 March.

Motions

Round 1
THW ban internet filters that allow parents to block LGBT content from their children
Round 2
This House would replace the Yingluck Government with a People's Council selected through nominations instead of election.
Round 3
In countries that criminalize abortion, TH sides with doctors who perform them underground.
Round 4
In countries with professional armies, THBT the composition of the army should reflect the economic and racial demographics of society.
Round 5
THBT the Scottish people should vote for independence.
Round 6
This house believes that ASEAN should have its own regional peace keeping force.
Round 7
THW put drug traffickers on trial in the countries of consumption rather than production

Semi Finals
In countries with high levels of corruption, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs should take charge of relief and reconstruction after major disasters

Grand Final
This house believes that governments should prioritize policies that reduce social inequality over economic growth

Sharmila Parmanand
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Empire Debates - King's College NYC March 2014

1. THW abolish educational track systems in schools.

2. In jurisdictions where it is legal, THW ban the selective abortion of fetuses expected to have non-fatal birth defects.

3. THBT democracies should subsidize opposition parties in countries with dominant one-party rule.

4. In the event that humans discover extraterrestrial life, THW adopt the Prime Directive.

5. THBT life-extending medical procedures should be denied to the terminally ill.

SEMIFINALS


THBT city councils should rezone historical districts and

buildings for immediate development.

FINAL

Putin has offered the West the following – Russia will permanently

stay out of the Ukraine if Russia is allowed to annex Crimea.

THW accept.

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Budapest Open March 2014

1: THW Prohibit Religious Organisations from Speaking out against Homosexuality
2: THBT states should take active measures to limit the spread of American pop culture
3: THBT it is in Russia's interest to annex the Crimea
4: THBT the Black Rights Movement should oppose the appropriation of the Confederate flag by black public figures.
5: Infoslide: Surrogacy is an arrangement in which a woman carries a child for another person or couple. THBT that developing countries should support commercial surrogacy.
Semi: TH opposes sympathizing and humanizing portrayals of nazi soldiers in popular media.
Final: THW Suspend Elections in Countries with very high levels of Government Debt
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All Schools Debate Championship 2014

ASDC 2014 MOTIONS LIST

Kelebogile Senwedi

Senior Category motions:

1. This house will legalize the purge.
(Adopted from the movie "the purge" Its a day in the calander when all criminal activity is legal for 12 hours only!)

2. This house believes that nationalism is a hangover from history.

3. This house believes violence is a legitimate political expression.

4. Assuming irrefutable proof is discovered that God doesn’t exist; this house would destroy the proof and hide it from public knowledge.

5. This house believes that extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice.

6. This house as Sherlock Holmes would accept the henchman's offer.

7. This house demands work for welfare.

8. This house believes that Economic sanctions should not be used to influence domestic policy.

9. This House will put pragmatism before its principles.

Junior category motions:

1. This house would give women the world for a better world.

2. This house will make parents legally responsible for their children’s crimes.

3. This house should ban video games in which the player engages in brutal and immoral violence in a realistic setting.

4. This house will use force for peace.

5. This house believes that a culture that needs protecting is not worth protecting.

6. This house believes democracy has failed the 3rd world.


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Monday, February 24, 2014

USA Northeast Universities Debate Championship 2014


1. THW prohibit jurors from communicating with the media after a trial.

2. THW impose a 100% death/inheritance tax

3. THW abolish academic tenure in colleges and universities

4. In instances where peaceful protests are met with a disproportionately violent state response, THBT the protesters should respond violently.

5. You are a news organization. You have received credible and irrefutable evidence that President Obama has had an extra-marital affair while in office. THW conceal the evidence from the public

6. THBT the United States federal government should eliminate the reservation system for American Indian tribes.

Novice semifinals: THW legalize prostitution.

Novice finals: TH opposes diplomatic immunity.

Open quarterfinals: THBT the USA should immediately and unconditionally support the reunification of the Korean Peninsula under S Korea

Open semifinals: this House opposes the privatized distribution of water in the developing world

Open finals: THW legalize all drugs.
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Friday, February 21, 2014

Point Loma Nazarene University, February 2014

R1: THBT the US should remove its blanket ban on negotiating with terrorists.

R2: THBT the federal government should match dollar for dollar the money they use to bail out corporations with money for social programs directed towards those below the poverty line.

R3: THBT Miley Cyrus is good for the feminist movement.

R4: THBT crime against animals that are members of an endangered species should be sentenced as if the animal were human.

R5: THBT it is unethical for corporations to use military imagery for advertising purposes.

R6: THBT in countries with social healthcare systems the government has no responsibility to cover the costs of medical procedures for individuals who do not take preventative measures to maintain their own health

SEMS: THBT in Egypt both current and former military officials should be barred from political office.

FINALS: THBT digital communication is more important to humanity than face-to-face contact.
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Thursday, February 20, 2014

Hawaii Cup & Pan Pacific Championship, Honolulu February 2014

Motions Hawaii Cup 2014

This house would make mandatory drug testing a requirement for welfare benefits.

Semi-Finals: This house believes that civilian leadership should determine which military documents remain classified and which must be publicly disclosed.

Finals: This house would eliminate all university scholarships that are not based on financial need.

Motions Pan Pacific Championship 2014

1. This House believes that in areas with large indigenous populations all schools should have representation from those populations on curriculum committees

2. This House believes that every person in the world should have a say in where the Olympics are hosted

3. This House believes that legislatures should never pass laws dictating courses of action in regards to individuals of brain dead status

4. This House would permanently cancel the George Zimmerman / DMX Celebrity Boxing Match

5. Rather than public animal shelters euthanizing pure bred animals, this House would force private breeders to operate as no kill overflow shelters for all animals of every specific breed they sell

6. This House would unconditionally include Iran in the Geneva II Conference on Syria.

Semis: This house believes that Mexico would be better off as a full member of Mercosur rather than in NAFTA.

Finals: This house would prevent debate tournaments from using motions in which participants previously had personal traumatic experience.
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Monday, February 17, 2014

London School of Economics Open, February 2014

  • Round one: THBT Governments should not assist in the rebuilding of disaster prone areas
  • Round two: THR the existence of critic or professionally determined film awards, including the Academy Awards, Palme D'Or, and Sight and Sound's Top 10
  • Round three: THB that it is the West's interest for long term Brent Crud Oil prices to fall below US$60 per barrel
  • Round four: THB that the LGBT movement should abandon the claim that sexuality is not a choice
  • Round five: THB European Football leagues should aggressively redistribute income from successful to less successful domestic clubs
  • Open Quarter: THW criminalise its citizens from fighting in foreign conflicts 
  • ESL Semifinal: THBT the states of the Western Balkans should ban positive depictions of indicted or convicted war criminals
  • Open Semifinal: THB that majority liberal supreme courts should actively misapply constitutions in order to advance progressive rights
  • ESL Final: THW Financially Incentivise Inter-racial and Inter-faith Marriage.
  • Open Final: THR Jiyas use of the Burka