When your in a policy debate round, and the judge clearly is going to vote in favor of your side of the topic (i.e.: nodding head in agreement, actually listening)and just as you think your about to win, the judge changes their mind before they turn in the ballot. Therefore cuasing you to lose the tournament and hence lose your chances at going to nationals.
Oh my fucking God! That last round was a complete Judge Fuck! I can't believe we lost to that shitty novice team
The concept of regime change has a venerable history. The assassination of Julius Caesar by some of his close associates in 44 BC is a famous episode in the long history of this practice. Essentially, violent regime change is attempted when a group becomes disaffected with the status quo and views further negotiations as fruitless. In this context, the overthrow of English rule by the American colonists can be viewed as an example of regime change. It is evident, therefore, that regime change may encompass a broad spectrum of activities, from targeted assassination of individuals to large-scale conflict between armies.more...
At the heart of regime change are often political differences between competing ideologies. (In the case of Julius Caesar it was the idea of dictatorship or republic.) This is one reason why regime change is as popular today as it was two thousand years ago: There still exist major ideological conflicts between various groups (e.g. Islamic Republic vs. Secular Republic). However, in some cases, regime change is simply a contest between competing factions for spoils with no deep ideological differences at stake. In some third world countries violent regime change has become the norm. In the democratic West, violent regime change has largely given way to more subtle methods. Here, the (electoral) ballot has generally replaced the bullet as the preferred means of effecting regime change.
During the Cold-War, the two major ideological and military blocs ...
1) A common system of government directed by the whims of mobs and marked by a low tolerance for basic human rights and common sense; primarily used to incrementally transition a government ruled by common law (Republic) to a government ruled by the political law of a few elite (Oligarchy).
2) Individuals get one vote - the ballot box. Considering a) most elections are stolen and b) the mainstream media - whose parent corporations financially contribute directly/indirectly to the campaigns of the major party system - exclude coverage of ALL viable candidates (Libertarians, Greens, Independents, Constitutional, Socialists, etc), the individual is mostly irrelevant.
3) Its two wolves and a sheep voting on what’s for dinner. Tonight’s menu is obvious and leftovers provide for tomorrow’s needs. Thereafter, what can the ravenous wolves do but eat each other.
4) Jeopardy answer: What is - How our country fell from liberty’s wings of justice and peace into the volcano of preferential treatment and war?
Every drinking class person in this country would stop screaming about his blisstard neighbors if the sacred golden cow called Democracy was slaughtered today and the Bill of Rights esteemed tomorrow. It will never happen because everyone in this country has bought a rug that faces DC and they pray five times a day to the Almighty G. “The Government saves us all. The Government saves us all … from personal responsibility. Praise my lord, my savior, my Government. Amen!”
The United States Constitution makes no mention of ‘Democracy.’ None!
“The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government” - The Constitution, Article IV, Section 4
“Those who vote decide nothing. Those who count the votes decide everything.” - Joseph Stalin
“The one pervading evil of democracy is the tyranny of the party that succeeds, by force or fraud, in carrying elections.” - Lord Action
“Propaganda is to a democracy what the bludgeon is to a totalitarian state.” - Noam Chomsky
“The best argument against democracy is a five-minute conversation with the average voter.” - Winston Churchill
“Democracy consists of choosing your dictators, after they've told you what you think it is you want to hear.” - Alan Coren
“Democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention ... and have in general been as short in their lives as they are violent in their deaths.” - James Madison
“A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of governm...
1) An extremely rare system of government with a short lifecycle; directed and confined by constitutional law protecting the rights of its citizenry, especially its minorities.
2) Individuals get four votes - the ballot box, the jury box, the grand jury box, and the cartridge box. The ultimate check in the checks and balances of a responsible/accountable government is considered the individual; thereby the most important characteristic of a Republican form of government is the individual.
3) Its a shepherd called law protecting the sheep from the wolves. By stealth, the predatorily lazy wolves create an engineered crisis/emergency and by foolishness, fear, complacency, naivety, and/or by lack of understanding the importance of the shepherd, the humble hardworking sheep accept the wolves’ conclusion that killing the shepherd is necessary. Well, guess what’s for dinner tomorrow night?
4) Jeopardy answer: What is the wind beneath liberty’s wings of justice and peace?
BUSH SUPPORTER: We’re fighting them Al Keeblers to keep our Democracy and give the world Democracy too.
CONCERNED FRIEND: Do you know that our founding fathers created a Republican form of government, not a Democracy.
BUSH SUPPORTER: Same difference. Democracy, Republic, Liberty. All the same. All are anit-islamo-fascism.
CONCERNED FRIEND: Really? A democracy is a one-vote system as opposed to a Republic, which is a four-vote system. Four votes to check tyranny, not just one. The first vote is at the polls on election day when we pick those who are to represent us in the seats of government. But what can be done if those elected officials just don't perform as promised or expected? - or follow the Constitution? In a Democracy, the people have to wait until the next election cycle. Under a Republic, votes two-three-four are the most effective means by which the common people of any nation on earth have ever had in controlling those appointed to serve them well in government. The second vote comes when you serve on a Grand Jury. Before anyone can be brought to trial for a capital or infamous crime by those acting in the name of government, permission must be obtained from people serving on the Grand Jury! The Minneapolis Star and Tribune in the Mar...
A name that is generally used as a nickname for the 26th president of the united states. He disliked being called teddy and prefered that people adress him by his rank. While growing up, Mr. Roosevelt had severe asthma, to the point where he had to sleep standing up sometimes. He was picked on for this, and his father encouraged him to take up boxing for self defense, he became experianced and practiced it in college, at Harvard.more...
He decided to retire to the badlands after his fall through with politics and his first wife's death. He became a deputy sheriff, and one time, he hunted down 3 men who had stolen his river boat. After a particularly bad winter where he lost most of his cattle he decided to move back east.
He married again and became interested in politics once more. In the 1900 election he was put on the republican ballot as v-p to McKinnley (the republicans feared him, for even though he was a part of their party he was too radical, so they decided to let him be v-p one time to quench his desire to hold office, they belived that he would step down afterwards). Unfortunatly for the republicans, McKinnley was shot in 1901 by some anarchist.
Mr. Roosevelt quickly started to change the way things ran, he started breaking up trusts; he was the first president to do so, which resulted in his nickname the "trustbuster". Whenever he did not get his way in congress, he would give a speech to the public, then the public would complain to their senators and representiti...
A widespread type of debate in high school; one of three debate styles used by the NFL. Two teams of two students debate a resolution which is announced in the summer, and lasts for a year. Any educational value of the debate is immediately lost when when impossible impact scenarios become the basis of one teams case. While some teams make the effort to make the debate educational and realistic, the vast majority of debates spiral into a battle to prove which plan is most likely to result in nuclear holocaust. Also known as:Mental Masturbation.
Debate Coach: "I just judged a policy debate."
Debater: "Yeah? What happened?"
Debate Coach: "Well, in the 1st Neg constructive they claimed that the aff's plan would result in Nuclear Holocaust and diseases brought by Aliens. I lost focus and began doodling on the ballot. I hate judging policy debate."
AMSA Convention is the premier event of the Australian Medical Students' Association. It is held annually, rotating around all states of Australia, and takes place from the first Sunday in July for one week.
The day program consists of a world-class panel of speakers, workshops and field trips; boasting Nobel Laureates, Emeritus Professors and outstanding public orators in the lineup.
The night program is centred around a particular theme for each of the seven events. The events are renowned for being some of the most debuached, outrageous and most ridiculous parties in the English-speaking world.
Did you get registration to AMSA Convention this year?
No, because they used some new ballot system.