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Proposition: Jacob Gelman (Binghamton University) vs. Opposition: Monique Saastamoinen (Binghamton University)

Judge: Joe Leeson-Schatz (Binghamton University)

Resolution: RESOLVED: The United States Federal Government should substantially increase social services for persons living in poverty in the United States.

  • Jacob Gelman
    Jacob Gelman
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    Monique Saastamoinen
    Monique Saastamoinen
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    Posted at N/A by Jacob Gelman

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    http://www.businessinsider.com/15-shocking-facts-about-poverty-in-america-2010-9?op=1

    Posted at N/A by Monique Saastamoinen

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    http://globalpublicsquare.blogs.cnn.com/2011/10/20/who-are-the-one-percent/
    http://www.statisticbrain.com/wal-mart-company-statistics/
    http://www.apple.com/about/job-creation/
    http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/tax-policy/Pages/default.aspx

    Posted at N/A by Jacob Gelman

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    Posted at N/A by Monique Saastamoinen

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    http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/00000.html
    http://www.bls.gov
    http://country-facts.findthedata.org/q/16/2395/What-is-the-literacy-rate-in-Costa-Rica-a-country-in-the-continent-of-North-America
    http://www.heritage.org/index/country/costarica
    http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/2019.htm

    Posted at N/A by Jacob Gelman

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    Submitted at N/A by Joe Leeson-Schatz

    Category Jacob Gelman Monique Saastamoinen
    Use of evidence: 3 4.2
    Delivery skill: 5 4
    Coherence of arguments: 4.5 5
    Responsiveness to opponent: 5 5.2
    Identification of key points: 4.3 4.5
    Comments: You should have more than one source in your 1st speech since it's the key constructive to lay out all your evidence and arguments. You should also use evidence in your second speech to respond to the points your opponent brings up. Your lottery, etc examples are not great examples of people not deserving their wealth. There are better examples and there are better examples where people who harder but make less money. Try to speak with more passion and less in such a monotone voice. You should also use sources beyond websites to make your arguments. Use some journals and books as well. While in policy debate your speed and clarity is good, in this style of debate it would be better if you slowed down and spoke with more impact in your voice and performative flare. You do do a great job answering all his points though while extending your own/

    The decision is for the Opposition: Monique Saastamoinen

    Reason for Decision:

    I did not think she spoke so fast that she was impossible to understand. I also think that in the online format you can listen repeatedly in order to get the key points. You can also answer the cites she provides. That being said, if there was a better extension of the affirmative arguments into the last speech I may have voted for the proposition. However, the 15 of 49 seconds spent extending the original proposition arguments are not enough to convince me to vote for you. You may get leeway on answering all of her arguments due to her speed but not making any of your own gives me nothing outside of this procedural argument to vote for. If you are going to go for the procedural argument, you should spend the full 2 minutes going for it and explaining why it's so bad in full detail versus just assuming your judge is on the same page as you are.


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    Thank you for finishing this match! Your assistance with testing the system is very helpful. - Brandon Evans on April 8, 2013 at 04:26PM EST

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