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Proposition: Eseosa Olumhense (Binghamton University) vs. Opposition: Dallas Wilson (Wood River High School)

Judge: Joe Koehle (Kansas State University)

Resolution: RESOLVED: The United Nations should adopt a resolution decrying or demanding an end to the annual dolphin hunt in Taiji, Japan.

  • Eseosa Olumhense
    Eseosa Olumhense
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    Dallas Wilson
    Dallas Wilson
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    Posted at April 22, 2014 01:39:35AM EST by Eseosa Olumhense

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    "11 Facts About Dolphin Hunts." Do Something. N.p., n.d. Web. 21 Apr. 2014.
    "The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies." The Institute for Marine Mammal Studies. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Apr. 2014.
    McMahon, Robert. "UN Sanctions." Council on Foreign Relations. Council on Foreign Relations, 17 Nov. 2006. Web. 22 Apr. 2014.
    "Taiji Officials: Dolphin Meat 'toxic Waste'" Japan Times RSS. N.p., 1 Aug. 2007. Web. 22 Apr. 2014.
    Wells, Randall S., Howard L. Rhinehart, Larry J. Hansen, Jay C. Sweeney, Forrest I. Townsend, Rae Stone, David R. Casper, Michael D. Scott, Aleta A. Hohn, and Teri K. Rowles. "Bottlenose Dolphins as Marine Ecosystem Sentinels: Developing a Health Monitoring System." EcoHealth 1.3 (2004): n. pag. Print.

    Posted at April 23, 2014 01:15:19PM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

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    Posted at April 24, 2014 12:40:59AM EST by Eseosa Olumhense

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    UN Charter: http://www.un.org/en/documents/charter/chapter1.shtml

    Posted at April 25, 2014 01:44:44AM EST by Dallas Wilson

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    http://www.japanfocus.org/-David-McNeill/2306

    http://www.bluevoice.org/news_dolphinsincite.php

    Posted at April 26, 2014 02:06:49AM EST by Eseosa Olumhense

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    Submitted at April 28, 2014 12:57:31AM EST by Joe Koehle

    Category Eseosa Olumhense Dallas Wilson
    Use of evidence: 2.5 2.5
    Delivery skill: 3.5 2.5
    Coherence of arguments: 2.8 3
    Responsiveness to opponent: 2.8 3.2
    Identification of key points: 3 3
    Comments: A lot of the claims being made in the first speech about how effective the UN is require some citations http://speechdebate.binghamton.edu/images/smilies/smile.gif

    I think you need to attack the mutual exclusivity of these arguments. Why can't we just invest money and time and effort on DOING BOTH?




    Your speed is fine, but you're slurring a bit. work on being a little crisper/more articulate. That will help your comprehensibility substantially.

    Your argument doesn't clash very much--your arguments don't provide a very strong case for why the proposition is a bad idea, it's just maybe not as important as other things.



    The decision is for the Proposition: Eseosa Olumhense

    Reason for Decision:

    I vote for the proposition because I don't think the opposition proves that the proposition is a bad idea...just maybe not the most optimal idea. I also think that the opposition mishandles the US-centrism argument and it serves as an important source of persuasive offense for the proposition side.

    Good Debate. I had fun watching yall.


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    Thank you for the great round and feedback I will be using it in my next rounds.
    Congrats to my opponent - Dallas Wilson on April 28, 2014 at 04:18PM EST

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