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Proposition: Khasim Lockhart (Binghamton University) vs. Opposition: Lily Worst (Wood River High School)

Judge: Randal Horobik (Kamehameha Schools-Kapalama)

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

  • Khasim Lockhart
    Khasim Lockhart
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    Lily Worst
    Lily Worst
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    Posted at May 6, 2014 01:47:11AM EST by Khasim Lockhart

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    http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/27/opinion/safina-dolphin-hunt-killing-method/

    http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/1375863?uid=2&uid=4&sid=21104045475633

    http://news.discovery.com/animals/endangered-species/un-court-orders-japan-to-end-antarctic-whale-hunt-140331.htm

    http://www.jstor.org/discover/10.2307/1375863?uid=2&uid=4&sid=21104045475633

    Posted at May 6, 2014 03:57:44PM EST by Lily Worst

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    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2005/06/0610_050610_dolphins.html

    http://www.salon.com/2014/04/17/japanese_lawmakers_protest_whaling_ban_with_a_whale_buffet/

    Posted at May 8, 2014 12:06:44AM EST by Khasim Lockhart

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    None available for this speech.

    Posted at May 9, 2014 08:39:24AM EST by Joe Leeson-Schatz

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    Posted at May 9, 2014 04:37:22PM EST by Khasim Lockhart

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    http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/01/world/europe/united-nations-court-rules-against-japan-in-whaling-dispute.html?_r=0

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    Submitted at May 11, 2014 09:15:17PM EST by Randal Horobik

    Category Khasim Lockhart Lily Worst
    Use of evidence: 4.3 3.5
    Delivery skill: 4.2 4.1
    Coherence of arguments: 3.5 4.2
    Responsiveness to opponent: 3.3 4.2
    Identification of key points: 3.5 4.8
    Comments: Khasim -- Nice relaxed and conversational speaking style. I greatly appreciated listening to you talk. My biggest suggestion would be to work on a little more coverage/clash of opposing arguments and be clearer in that final speech for why your side of the debate wins. Make it a sales pitch for me. Congrats on making Round 3! Lily -- I was impressed with the setup of your Opposition case. Of all the videos I've watched over the last three weeks in this competition, yours was a novel and unique approach. As the Subway jingle says -- Fresh is good!! You were clear with your voters and organized. Biggest suggestion is to integrate more evidence into things. Some claims could have used solid backing.

    The decision is for the Opposition: Lily Worst

    Reason for Decision:

    I am signing my ballot in Opposition because I never thought Prop addressed the distinction between stopping the HUNT vs. stopping the SLAUGHTER. Opposition does a good job of identifying that the majority of the harms come from killing and identifying some benefits that come from captivity that Prop fails to answer until his very last speech, when this is a new argument.

    I would have appreciated hearing more of the nets vs. hunt issue in the rebuttals as well as I thought this, too, was a unique Opp point that could have carried forward stronger.

    The argument on Japan being less resistant to the slaughter stopping rather than the whole hunt was good for Opp also as this hit at heart of Prop argument.

    Thank you both and congrats for making Round 3.


    1 Comment

    Thank you both for a fantastic round. I hope you had fun participating in the tournament. Enjoy your summer. - Lily Worst on May 11, 2014 at 09:32PM EST

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