2016-06-06

K-cup

Motions for K-Cup

K-Cup 2019
Sub tournament(NA)
R1:
THBT schools should put students into classes according to their academic ability from the early stage of education.
R2:
THW legalize surrogacy for profit.
R3:
THW prohibit corporations from accessing the criminal records of their job applicants.
Communication Round:
As Hikoboshi, THW kidnap Orihime.
Info Slide:
Orihime was a weaver who made beautiful pieces of cloth by the Milky Way. Because Orihime spent most of her time weaving, she become very sad and felt that she would never find love. Her father, who was God of the Heavens, knew of a good young man who lived just across the Milky Way. His name was Hikoboshi, a cow herder. The two fell in love instantly. But their love for each other was so deep that they neglected their duties.

The God of the Heavens became very angry and forbade the two lovers to be together. But he was also the father of Orihime and loved her deeply, so he arranged that they could meet up once a year if Orihime returned to her weaving. This day became the 7th day of the 7th month. Finally, the long-awaited day arrived, but the Milky Way was too difficult for both of them to across. A flock of magpies saw Orihime’s sadness and made a bridge for her so she could cross and returned with her lover.Last K-Cup we debated that “As Orihime, THW divorce with Hikoboshi.”

Finally, we decided that Orihime should divorce with Hikoboshi because of the strong Government. And her father forced her to divorce with him. Then her father found her new husband. Tomorrow is Tanabata and the day of wedding ceremony. However, Hikoboshi and Orihime still love each other.

Main tournament(BP)
R1:
THBT police forces should reflect the racial composition of the region that they serve.
R2:
TH opposes the creation and use of Lethal Autonomous Robots.
Info Slide:
“Lethal Autonomous Robots” are fully autonomous military weapons that can select and engage targets without human intervention.
R3:
Assuming that there is an ungoverned and currently uninhabited island. If individual choose to move there, their citizenships will be deleted and never allow to return to any nations. There are no governments who will grants rights for or impose duties on those who choose to move.
THW allow citizens to opt out of the nation and move ot the island.
Grand Final:
THBT government of developing nations whose main language is not English should actively introduce English as single official language.

 

K-Cup (2018)
Sub tournament(NA)
R1
THBT tiger-parenting does more harm than good as aform of education
Info Slide
Tiger parent is an extremely strict parent who makes his/her childeren work excessively hard so that they can attain high levels of academic achievement.
R2
THW allow the production of animated cchild pornography.
R3
Assuming feasibility,THW incapacitate people from connitting suiside.
Communication Round
As Orihime, THW divorce with Hikoboshi.

Info Slide:
Orihime was a weaver who made beautiful pieces of cloth by the Milky Way. Because Orihime spent most of her time weaving, she become very sad and felt that she would never find love. Her father, who was God of the Heavens, knew of a good young man who lived just across the Milky Way. His name was Hikoboshi, a cow herder. The two fell in love instantly. But their love for each other was so deep that they neglected their duties.

The God of the Heavens became very angry and forbade the two lovers to be together. But he was also the father of Orihime and loved her deeply, so he arranged that they could meet up once a year if Orihime returned to her weaving. This day became the 7th day of the 7th month.

Finally, the long-awaited day arrived, but the Milky Way was too difficult for both of them to across. A flock of magpies saw Orihime’s sadness and made a bridge for her so she could cross and returned with her lover. The two fell in love instantly. But their love for each other was so deep that they neglected their duties.

Main tournament(BP)
R1
THBT parents and educators should encourage children to prioritize their passion over materially successful life when they are mutually exclusive
R2
THBT LGBT movements should not glorify coming out.
Info Slide
Coming out of the closet, or simply coming out,is a metaphor for LGBT people’s self-disclosure of their sexual orientation or of their gender identity.(Wiki)
R3
THBT social movements should use courts rather than legislature to advance social change.
GF
THS Noblesse Oblige.
Info Slide
“Nobles Oblige refers to the concept that privileged people (such as the rich, the educated, celebrity, etc.) have the social obligation not only to observe the law but also to serve as a good model, regardless of their own interest/profit. (For example, give a seat to others in public transportation, participate volunteer, donate for socially vulnerable people, or join the military. )
K-Cup (2017)
Sub tournament(NA)
R1:
THW ban negative campaign in political elections.
R2:
THW physically castrate violent sex offender.
R3:
THW invade North Korea.

 

Main tournament(BP)
R1:
THBT the disabled community should oppose handicapped entertainers using their disability in a comical or self-deprecating manner to humor the audience.
R2:
THBT the states should hold national referendum on humanitarian intervention.
R3:
THBT parents should not use “fear” to teach religion to children.
R4:
THW as feminist movement, demand corporations to have “Menstrual leave” for women.

 

Pre K-Cup (2016)
R1:
TH opposes the system of marriage.
R2:
THBT media should clearly express their political stance.
R3:
THW make donating blood mandatory.
R4:
THW allow public servants to strike.

 

K-Cup (2016)
R1:
THW decriminalize murder if done at the victim’s request.
R2:
Assuming the technology, THW allow individuals to sell and buy all their attributes. (ex. intelligence, looks, physical ability, etc.)
Info Slide: We are imaging a technology that can measure people’s attributes. Also, the technology can take A’s sttributes and transplant them into B.
R3:
THBT national sporting teams should reflect the diversity of the national population.
Model Debate:
Assuming that we can predict with 100% accuracy who will commit a crime, THW punish potentioal criminals before they commit the crime.

 

Pre K-Cup (2015)
R1:
THW ban all forms of gambling.
R2:
THW legalize performance enhancing drugs in professional sports.
R3:
THBT states should use torture against suspected terrorists to get information.

 

K-Cup (2015)
R1:
THW ban political lobbying.
R2:
THW prohibit the use of children as celebrities.
R3:
THBT advertisements do more harm than good for consumers.
R4:
THW ban animal experiments for cosmetics.

 

K-cup 2014
R1 THW ban private cars
R2 THBT the media’s focus on the appearance of athletes does more harm than good to sports.
R3 THW distribute condoms and birth control pills in all schools.
R4 THBT companies should not ask about criminal records in job interviews.

Pre K-cup 2014
R1 THW ban eating meat.
R2 If you feel your partner has had a love affair, THBT ignorance is better than knowing the truth.
R3 THW allocate more money to “lower ranked schools” rather than allocate more money to “higher ranked schools”. (Rank measured by academic level, poverty rate, crime rate,etc)
lower ranked schools はいわゆる悪い学校で、higher ranked schools はいわゆる良い学校のことです

K-Cup 2013

R1 Porno Disaster
THW prohibit porno companies from scouting porno actor/actress in disaster areas.

R2 Love for PANDAs
THW stop fiscal government expenditure for protection of endangered-species.

R3 The Super Robot Wars
THBT the UN should declare that when developed countries fight each other, they must use robots/drones, rather than real human beings.

R4 Here is Nagoya, but there is another place we must not forget
THBT mandatory education in Okinawa should include Ryukyu language courses.

Pre K-cup (2013)

R1 Cyber – Justice
THW shorten the sentence of convicted hackers in exchange for helping the police to hunt for other cyber criminals and gather evidence about their crimes.

R2 Society / Education
THBT all schools, including Jr HS and HS schools should evaluate and grade the sociability of students’ daily lives

R3 Isn’t it a sin to be beautiful?
Assuming beauty is measurable, THW financially support cosmetic surgery for ugly people.