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Proposition: Sohil Sharedalal (Binghamton University) vs. Opposition: Stephen Mincone (Binghamton University)

Judge: Joe Leeson-Schatz (Binghamton University)

Resolution: RESOLVED: Sugary drinks should not be sold in primary and secondary schools.

  • Sohil Sharedalal
    Sohil Sharedalal
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    Stephen Mincone
    Stephen Mincone
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    Posted at February 19, 2014 11:52:59PM EST by Sohil Sharedalal

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    -Kids in the Fats Lane Author(s): Linda Hultman and MaryPat Randall Source: The American Journal of Nursing, Vol. 104, No. 8 (Aug., 2004), pp. 15-16 Published by: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/29746085


    -The Obesity Epidemic in the United States
    Allison C. Morrill and Christopher D. Chinn
    Journal of Public Health Policy , Vol. 25, No. 3/4 (2004) , pp. 353-366
    Published by: Palgrave Macmillan Journals
    Article Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3343494

    -http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/
    content/113/1/152.full

    Posted at February 20, 2014 02:01:54PM EST by Stephen Mincone

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    Posted at February 21, 2014 08:21:33PM EST by Sohil Sharedalal

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    The Obesity Epidemic in the United States
    Author(s): Allison C. Morrill and Christopher D. Chinn
    Source: Journal of Public Health Policy, Vol. 25, No. 3/4 (2004), pp. 353-366 Published by: Palgrave Macmillan Journals
    Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3343494 .
    Accessed: 19/02/2014 19:52

    Posted at February 22, 2014 05:17:16PM EST by Stephen Mincone

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    http://www.kickthecan.info/soda-taxes-and-other-beverage-policies

    Posted at February 23, 2014 10:23:17PM EST by Sohil Sharedalal

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    Submitted at February 26, 2014 10:45:54AM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

    Category Sohil Sharedalal Stephen Mincone
    Use of evidence: 4 2.5
    Delivery skill: 3.9 5
    Coherence of arguments: 4 4.5
    Responsiveness to opponent: 5 4.5
    Identification of key points: 4 4.5
    Comments: Why cite a source that says the major problem is "tooth decay" and then disagree with it and go for an entirely different harm? Why not at least do both? Impact out your harms more. Why is obesity so bad?

    You often nitpick the opposition's responses that you don't need to address. Ie you spend a good amount of time apologizing for video quality and the question of the word "almost." Get to your points quicker. Speak with more energy. Your speaking style is draining and monotone.

    Good job on identifying the contradiction. However, why does this contradiction matter? You need more work on implicating out why the argument you win matters.
    Love the start. You need to have more evidence to back up your points and to attack the main points of your opponent. Your graph was good but you spent way too much time on it since it's ultimately a very simple step. Just formally proposing a CP to raise the tax on it and explain why that was good. Also the sound gets bad at that point.

    Good job focusing on your CP. Some of the earlier portion of your speech is nitpick answering instead of attacking the root of the proposition's arguments.

    The decision is for the Opposition: Stephen Mincone

    Reason for Decision:

    Both sides do more ad-hom and insults than are useful. Spend more time on the content of the arguments itself.

    I vote for the opposition because the prop's last speech only answered the opposition and didn't go back to why the ban would be good. In your final speech you need to explain why you win and not just why your opponent might not be 100% correct. Ultimately, I think taxes could lessen consumption while increasing revenue because those people who still buy would then be paying more money, making up for the decrease in sales. I would have pointed out the classism in using taxes as a means of restricting consumption since it takes away the choice from poorer people while leaving the wealthy to do whatever they want.


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