Taha Ziaee Paradigm

Last changed 12/3 10:25P PDT

Hey,

I'm a Junior at UC Berkeley who debated for 4 years at Dougherty Valley High School in Policy and competed at a couple of LD tournaments my senior year.


Coming from a policy background I always evaluate stuff on an offense defense paradigm which is why i dont understand the function of " AC's" and "NC's" on top of other offs. The best aff's to read in front of me are straight up aff's that defend a plan text with extinction impacts ( Heg, Econ, Etc.) or a K aff of any sort. 
I am cool with anything and everything and will vote on whatever you tell me to vote on. Having said that i would much rather prefer a K Aff vs K debate, or a straight aff vs CP/DA strat than theory.

I dont like skep. 

Speed is cool but you have to slow down on tags. Go as fast as you want on all the other stuff.

Theory- I dislike theory. I mean its cool if you read Framework and T, but like " Aff must have a card in the 1AC that specifies exactly how they prioritize environmental protection over resource extraction" or " Aff can't have both post fiat and pre-fiat impacts" thats just kinda lame in my opinion. I only have experience with Policy theory and it wasn't as indepth as LD theory so be vary of that when going for it in the 2AR/2NR. 

If you are a debater with 1 min of offense in the 1AC, and 5 min of theory, I will nuke your speaks. I dont understand why anyone would do that. 

Speaks- i give fairly high speaks assuming you're not disrespectful to other individuals. There's a fine line between confidence in CX and being rude.

With K's- I love them. If you read a k aff in front of me thats well made and sounds cool you'll definitely get very high speaks. A good PIK, or counter K on the neg would get you even higher speaks. Literature that i read alot in HS include Nietzsche, Heidegger, Virillio, and Lacan. I'm also cool with all the other generic ones like Bataille, Baudrillard, and DnG. Read whatever but have a very clear Overview in the next speech.

If you have any other questions just ask me before the round.

Full Judging Record

Tournament Date Ev Rd Aff Neg Vote Result
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD Double Torrey Pines FK Loyola JC Aff Aff on a 3-0
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD Triple Harvard-Westlake EL Strake Jesuit College Prep NT Neg Neg on a 2-1
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD Triple Monta Vista RB Harvard-Westlake SP Neg Neg on a 3-0
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD R6 Strake Jesuit College Prep DT Harvard-Westlake SP Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD R6 Archbishop Mitty TB Loyola AO Neg
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD R5 Harvard-Westlake WB Saratoga CF Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD R5 Harvard-Westlake CL Rancho Bernardo AK Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD R4 Mission San Jose JP Strake Jesuit College Prep AM Neg
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD R4 Milpitas SJ San Marino ED Neg
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD R3 Loyola JC Harker AD Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD R3 Strake Jesuit College Prep WH Lynbrook CW Neg
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD R2 Mission San Jose JX Coral Academy Of Science Reno AG Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD R2 Presentation NV Parker ZV Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD R1 Loyola LH Presentation JW Aff
32nd Annual Stanford Invitational 2/10/2018 VLD R1 Harker AC Valencia HS Independent CL Neg
National Parliamentary Debate Invitational at Berkeley 11/11/2017 Open Double Los Altos PL Stockdale AS Aff Aff on a 3-0
National Parliamentary Debate Invitational at Berkeley 11/11/2017 Open R3 Campolindo DV Menlo-Atherton GG Aff
National Parliamentary Debate Invitational at Berkeley 11/11/2017 Open R3 Prospect DV Washington VI Neg
National Parliamentary Debate Invitational at Berkeley 11/11/2017 Open R1 Alpine Secondary BW Los Altos PL Neg
College Prep LD Invitational 12/17/2016 OLD Quarte Harvard-Westlake CE Brentwood RY Neg Neg on a 3-0
College Prep LD Invitational 12/17/2016 OLD Octas Brentwood WJ Lynbrook VV Aff Aff on a 3-0
College Prep LD Invitational 12/17/2016 OLD Double Harvard-Westlake KK Lynbrook HW Neg Neg on a 3-0
College Prep LD Invitational 12/17/2016 OLD Double Lynbrook NA Harker MS Aff Aff on a 3-0
College Prep LD Invitational 12/17/2016 OLD R6 Harvard-Westlake EE Lynbrook CW Aff
National Parliamentary Debate Invitational at Berkeley 11/12/2016 JV Semis Evergreen TT Ashland DW Neg Neg on a 2-1
National Parliamentary Debate Invitational at Berkeley 11/12/2016 JV Quarte Club Parli XX Cupertino RS Neg Neg on a 3-0
National Parliamentary Debate Invitational at Berkeley 11/12/2016 JV Octas Washington DG Club Parli XX Neg Neg on a 2-1
National Parliamentary Debate Invitational at Berkeley 11/12/2016 JV R5 Lynbrook AC Campolindo HK Aff
National Parliamentary Debate Invitational at Berkeley 11/12/2016 JV R5 Ashland AL Evergreen PS Aff
Presentation PF Invitational 11/11/2016 VPF R5 Harker WP Mission San Jose DK Neg
Presentation PF Invitational 11/11/2016 VPF R4 Harker YJ Milpitas JB Neg
Presentation PF Invitational 11/11/2016 VPF R3 Harker AA St. Francis GD Aff
Presentation PF Invitational 11/11/2016 VPF R2 Amador Valley KJ Harker DR Aff
Presentation PF Invitational 11/11/2016 VPF R1 Poly Prep Country Day SS Harker CK Aff
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD Quarte Mission San Jose KG Sprague LW Neg Neg on a 3-0
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD Octas Granada Hills MJ St. Francis NB Neg Aff on a 2-1
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD Double Monte Vista RF Cypress Bay VS Aff Aff on a 3-0
Cal Invitational at Berkeley HS Tournament 2/13/2016 JVLD Double Sunset RB Loyola TN Aff Aff on a 3-0
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 VLD Quarte Mountain View DZ Mission San Jose LS Aff Aff on a 2-1
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 VLD Quarte Mission San Jose PB Interlake AL Aff Aff on a 3-0
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 VLD Octafi Mountain View KX Lynbrook NS Neg Neg on a 3-0
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 VLD Octafi Upper Arlington HW Mission San Jose LS Neg Neg on a 3-0
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 VLD Double Episcopal AB Mountain View VP Aff Aff on a 3-0
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 VLD Double Lynbrook HW Syosset AM Neg Neg on a 3-0
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 VLD Triple Monta Vista BM Lynbrook AP Neg Neg on a 2-1
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 VLD R6 Lynbrook SS Presentation RG Aff
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 VLD R6 Monta Vista BM BASIS Independent Silicon Valley LB Aff
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 VLD R5 Lynbrook SZ La Reina EP Neg
30th Annual Stanford National Invitational 1/16/2016 VLD R5 George Ranch IND AS Mountain View DZ Neg
College Prep LD Invitational 12/19/2015 NLD Quarte Monte Vista RF Cajon IC Aff Aff on a 3-0
College Prep LD Invitational 12/19/2015 OLD R6 Crystal Springs Uplands KL Saratoga AW Neg
College Prep LD Invitational 12/19/2015 OLD R5 Palo Alto (Independent) BH Brentwood KM Aff
College Prep LD Invitational 12/19/2015 OLD R4 Saratoga SY Ventura AP Neg
College Prep LD Invitational 12/19/2015 OLD R3 Ventura VV Pacific Ridge RS Aff
College Prep LD Invitational 12/19/2015 OLD R3 Fremont RP Ventura SZ Neg
College Prep LD Invitational 12/19/2015 OLD R2 Gonzaga Prep SC Palo Alto (Independent) CF Neg
College Prep LD Invitational 12/19/2015 OLD R2 Saratoga AV Ventura NA Neg
College Prep LD Invitational 12/19/2015 OLD R1 La Canada AZ Loyola DW Aff
College Prep LD Invitational 12/19/2015 OLD R1 Ventura SS MV Independent LH Neg
The National Parliamentary Debate Invitational 11/14/2015 Open Round Evergreen AC St Vincent De Paul HM Neg
The National Parliamentary Debate Invitational 11/14/2015 Open Round Sonoma DS Cupertino SS Aff
The National Parliamentary Debate Invitational 11/14/2015 Open Round Washington SV Evergreen EL Aff
The National Parliamentary Debate Invitational 11/14/2015 Open Round Berkeley MN Evergreen SZ Neg
The National Parliamentary Debate Invitational 11/14/2015 Open Round Campolindo DQ Sonoma KV Neg
The National Parliamentary Debate Invitational 11/14/2015 JV Round Evergreen LS Campolindo CY Neg
Parli TOC 4/11/2015 Parli Quar Brooks/Cupertino SS Del Mar Independent HT Neg Neg on a 2-1
Parli TOC 4/11/2015 Parli R6 Windsor SM Claremont JB Aff Aff on a 2-0
Parli TOC 4/11/2015 Parli R4 Claremont LG Del Mar Independent HT Neg Neg on a 2-0
Parli TOC 4/11/2015 Parli R3 Jesuit GM Westfield PB Aff Aff on a 2-0
Parli TOC 4/11/2015 Parli R2 Evergreen AC Academy at Little River HH Aff Aff on a 2-0
Cal Invitational UC Berkeley 2/14/2015 JVCX R4 Emery AO June Jordan CW Neg
29th Annual Stanford National Invitational 2/8/2015 VCX Octas El Cerrito CG Leland VV Aff Aff on a 2-1
29th Annual Stanford National Invitational 2/8/2015 VCX Double Nevada Union FH St. Vincent De Paul CH Neg Neg on a 2-1
29th Annual Stanford National Invitational 2/8/2015 VCX R5 Bakersfield BC Leland VV Neg
29th Annual Stanford National Invitational 2/8/2015 VCX R3 Bakersfield BB Coronado SH Aff
29th Annual Stanford National Invitational 2/8/2015 VCX R2 St. Vincent De Paul LB Niles West SJ Neg
29th Annual Stanford National Invitational 2/8/2015 VCX R1 El Cerrito CG Bishop Guertin AK Aff
2015 Golden Desert Debates 1/31/2015 VCX R6 El Cerrito Independent DS Highland BR Aff
2015 Golden Desert Debates 1/31/2015 VCX R5 Rowland Hall-St. Mark's BB St. Vincent De Paul PR Neg
2015 Golden Desert Debates 1/31/2015 NCX R4 Berkeley Prep RY College Prep MH Aff
2015 Golden Desert Debates 1/31/2015 NCX R3 Isidore Newman AL Rowland Hall-St. Mark's SF Aff
2015 Golden Desert Debates 1/31/2015 NCX R2 Everest HR Green Valley PJ Aff
2015 Golden Desert Debates 1/31/2015 VCX R1 Leland YD Clackamas LL Aff
Harvard Westlake Debate Tournament 1/2/2015 VLD Dubs Oakwood Secondary JW Brentwood CH Aff Aff on a 3-0
Harvard Westlake Debate Tournament 1/2/2015 VLD R6 Immaculate Heart SS West Ranch JW Neg
Harvard Westlake Debate Tournament 1/2/2015 VLD R5 Tulsa School of Arts and Sciences CH Apple Valley CH Neg
Harvard Westlake Debate Tournament 1/2/2015 VLD R4 Chaminade CP JC Greenhill BE Neg
Harvard Westlake Debate Tournament 1/2/2015 DB8LA debate Crossroads NS Interlake AL Neg Neg on a 2-0
Harvard Westlake Debate Tournament 1/2/2015 VLD R3 T.P. Falcons KK San Marino NL Aff
Harvard Westlake Debate Tournament 1/2/2015 DB8LA debate Harker PR Chaminade CP BS Aff Aff on a 2-0
Harvard Westlake Debate Tournament 1/2/2015 DB8LA debate Presentation MS Harker KQ Neg Neg on a 2-0
Harvard Westlake Debate Tournament 1/2/2015 DB8LA debate Loyola NR Northland Christian DL Neg
College Preparatory School Lincoln Douglas Debate Invitational 12/20/2014 NLD Semis LBK Indep. YZ Crystal Springs Uplands AT Aff Aff on a 2-1
College Preparatory School Lincoln Douglas Debate Invitational 12/20/2014 OLD Double Miramonte AB La Canada AZ Aff Aff on a 2-1
College Preparatory School Lincoln Douglas Debate Invitational 12/20/2014 NLD Octas Monte Vista HS (Danville) JB College Prep MM Neg Neg on a 3-0
College Preparatory School Lincoln Douglas Debate Invitational 12/20/2014 OLD R6 Monte Vista HS (Danville) NK Pacific Ridge RS Neg
College Preparatory School Lincoln Douglas Debate Invitational 12/20/2014 NLD R5 LBK Indep. YZ Harvard-Westlake LM Neg
College Preparatory School Lincoln Douglas Debate Invitational 12/20/2014 NLD R5 College Prep JW Monte Vista HS (Danville) RM Neg
College Preparatory School Lincoln Douglas Debate Invitational 12/20/2014 OLD R3 Monte Vista HS (Danville) KP El Cerrito JW Neg
College Preparatory School Lincoln Douglas Debate Invitational 12/20/2014 OLD R3 Del Mar KK Peninsula JL Aff
College Preparatory School Lincoln Douglas Debate Invitational 12/20/2014 OLD R2 Monta Vista Independent SS El Cerrito NM Aff
College Preparatory School Lincoln Douglas Debate Invitational 12/20/2014 NLD R1 El Cerrito CD Evergreen Valley AL Aff