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Proposition: Ian Kim (Binghamton University) vs. Opposition: amelia poulin (University of Rochester)

Judge: Jim Freeman (The New School)

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

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    Ian Kim

    amelia poulin
    amelia poulin
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    Posted at April 21, 2014 10:52:05PM EST by Ian Kim



    Johnston, E. (2009). Mercury danger in dolphin meat. The Japan Times. Retrieved April 20, 2012, from:

    Ministry of the Environment Government of Japan. (n.d.). Minamata Disease The History and Measures. Retrieved April 20, 2012, from:

    Psihoyos, L., Stevens, F. (2009). The cove. Roadside Attractions. Retrieved April 20, 2012 from:

    Hall, M. (2012). Sakana Film Productions. Sushi: The Global Catch.

    Posted at April 22, 2014 09:04:17AM EST by amelia poulin



    Said 3 [Edward, University Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University]. Preface. Orientalism. <>

    Bleiker 97 [Roland, Senior Lecturer and Coordinator of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program at the University of Queensland, Alternatives, Forget IR Theory, pg. 60]

    a. Still, the meat is hardly a vital food source: only a minority of Japanese eat whale, and dolphin is even less common, consumed in a handful of rural areas and regional cities like Osaka.

    Dolphin hunt began in 1969:

    Posted at April 24, 2014 01:06:18AM EST by Ian Kim



    Wagner, S. (2010). Keystone Species. The Nature Education. Retrieved April 22, 2014 from:

    The Cove. Dir. Louie Psihoyos. Perf. Ric O'Barry. Lionsgate/Roadside Attractions, 2009. Online.

    Posted at April 24, 2014 09:11:07PM EST by amelia poulin



    Posted at April 25, 2014 11:12:55PM EST by Ian Kim



    Waston, P. (n.d.) The Politics of Extinction Remain a parasite OR become an Earth Warrior. Retrieved April 25, from:


    This match has been completed. Show the Decision.

    Submitted at April 26, 2014 05:20:15PM EST by Jim Freeman

    Category Ian Kim amelia poulin
    Use of evidence: 4 3
    Delivery skill: 3.7 3.7
    Coherence of arguments: 4 4.9
    Responsiveness to opponent: 2.1 4.5
    Identification of key points: 3.9 4.2
    Comments: speed is not an issue for me could do a better job of presenting evidence

    The decision is for the Opposition: amelia poulin

    Reason for Decision:

    Aff concedes discourse shapes reality
    No Uniqueness to Biod
    No terminal mpx
    Neg wins imperialism causes more harm to biodiversity than hunting.
    Better mpx analysis

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