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  3. David

    How to Withdraw Money or Get Paid from Evazon

    Later tonight I'll post a screenshot guide to both of those. For now, you can send me a PM with where you want a payment sent.
  4. OGRawrcat

    New Debate Website Launch!

    Hello Cross-X members, Since the functional death of cross-x.com a few years ago the debate community has experienced a scattering of online community and communication. Between CPD, HSPD, reddit, cedaforums, different discord servers, and a handful of blogs, interview series, and websites, debate lacks a dedicated, centralized node for community discussion. As long-time cross-x users ourselves, we feel that the loss of this kind of truly valuable and unique community space should spurn the birth of a new platform for discussion. And so it has! Colin Dailey and I are proud to announce to launch of Policydb8.com - a new website created by debaters for debaters. We feel that providing a space that can create and strengthen connections not only within college debate but also between the high school and college debate communities is an essential cornerstone of the growth of debate writ-large and will have a lot of benefits moving forward. Forums like these provide a comfortable space for the creation of debate sub-culture and memes and allows debaters to relax and have fun, but more importantly they act as a pillar that grows interest and participation in the activity: from practice debates conducted online to evidence sharing and co-operative argument production to finding coaching resources and learning materials, the list goes on. While Policydb8.com will bring some of the forum features that you're familiar with, such as: - Live Video Conferencing - Screen Sharing - A Fully Functional File Marketplace - Clubs for Teaching and Competing - An Active Debate Calendar - A Central Hosting Site for Debate Streams - Articles, Interviews, and More from Debaters and Coaches We also want to provide a few services that we feel don't exist now: - A Centralized Coaches-for-Hire Directory - we want to create a space for coaches who are looking for work to post their credentials and put themselves out there for hire. The current struggle of posting in each facebook page and hoping enough of your friends promote your post (or that the right team sees it and reaches out for that matter) is a mess, and we'd like to make it a lot easier. Imagine having a single searchable directory where high school students in need of coaching can look through a list of coaches for hire and decide who they'd like to work with the most or who fits them the best. - An Archive - While this is not something we're 100% on yet, we'd like to get your feedback on the idea of creating a centralized archive for debate videos and past streams. Many debates exist on youtube, some exist on vimeo, others are scattered around different smaller websites or are merely sitting on hard drives in a closet. We will obviously never put a debate into the archive that a participant or institution asks us not to post and are aware of the sensitive nature of handling optics when publishing debate videos. That being said, we know there's a lot of interest in the community for being able to watch old debates and learn from them, and so we want to test the waters and get some opinions on how this could best be done. We plan to bring even more features to the website and would love your feedback on the kinds of things you'd like to see out of us. We're happy to answer any questions you have, whether you hate the website or you love it. Thanks for your time! We hope you'll come check out our website, create an account, and post an introduction in the forums! We'll keep you updated via our Twitter and Facebook pages. Twitter: https://twitter.com/policydb8 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Policydb8/
  5. OGRawrcat

    Team Policy Prep

    This would be a great use of the clubs feature on Policydb8.com! We actually have a club pre-made for novice debaters to collaborate with one another. If you would prefer to work with debaters across all skill levels, by all means start your own club! The High School Novice club on Policydb8 can be found here: https://www.policydb8.com/clubs/12-high-school-novice/
  6. Hi novice debaters! I would like to invite all of you to the High School Novice discussion club on Policydb8.com! Policydb8 enables users to participate in (and create) sub-forums in the website that can range from fully public to totally private. Myself and my partner in launching Policydb8 have already created a club for novices that is intended to be closed from public view so you all can have a private collaborative space to figure out debate with one another and work together! Come check it out here: https://www.policydb8.com/clubs/12-high-school-novice/ Hope to see you on Policydb8!
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  8. TheRealRadical1

    Deleuze and Guattari Master File

    Everything about this file is awful.
  9. TheRealRadical1

    Barthes K

    ..
  10. OGRawrcat

    How to Withdraw Money or Get Paid from Evazon

    I love how my posts promoting policydb8.com from like 4 hours ago have been deleted but this remains unanswered.
  11. TheRealRadical1

    Schmitt K

    Opposition isn't perpetual, it only exists when there is, in fact, a perceived problem: there is an alternative. Due to the existence of an alternative to enmity, pursuing any path in regards to perpetuating it is unethical, and therefore regulating/directing constant violence is unwarranted when compared to paths of utilizing ethical violence. Those paths include the use of social unrest/pent up grievances and rejects constant violence which, unfortunately, results in other forms of radicalization like fascism, ultra-nationalism, etc. This isn't a point for the k though because it is a warranted path which excludes and disproves the constant violence contention.
  12. GrumpyOldMan

    UTNIF Highlighted Set Col File

  13. OGRawrcat

    Team Policy Prep

    Hi! This sounds like a good use of the Clubs feature on mine and a friend's, Chris Leonardi, new website, Policydb8.com. You can check out our clubs area here: policydb8.com/clubs And we have a general announcement posted here: https://www.policydb8.com/articles.html/site-news/policydb8-launch-r11/
  14. TheSnowball

    Intro to Biopower

    Start with simple online summaries and wikipedia articles, use that basic understanding to look through debate files and figure out what arguments you're interested in learning more about, go back and read through the sources for those cards, and then read the major authors or authors writing about their work. I know from experience that just sitting down and trying to read through a major work of a philosopher you're not familiar with is counter-productive and a waste of time.
  15. soph6e

    Intro to Biopower

    I want to try to learn more about biopower (and eventually probably neuropower) but idk what I'm doing. I'm kind of drowning in the lit lol. I'm pretty sure I should read some Foucault and Agamben but where do I start? Which works should I familiarize myself with?
  16. ARGogate

    How to Withdraw Money or Get Paid from Evazon

    How do I change evazon prices, request a payout, or do like anything?
  17. chsdebater5

    Cybernetics K

    Sorry I thought you were someone else egregious case of mistaken identity
  18. Lukrau

    Cybernetics K

    I didn't, I did parli for a year and am a sophmore in high school (doing LD next year). I really have no idea where you got that information lmao
  19. chsdebater5

    Cybernetics K

    I'm varads partner and you ran cybernetics once so I assumed you were a god
  20. Lukrau

    Cybernetics K

    ???
  21. ZidaoWang

    S-Visas

    S Visas are not T. They don't give LPR.
  22. chsdebater5

    Cybernetics K

    pm @Lukrau
  23. mcdebate1

    S-Visas

    I hate to break it to u but that just ain't T sorry sweetie
  24. debateismylife

    Team Policy Prep

    I'm new to debate in general, and I thought it would be a great idea to gather together all the Team Policy people on this site and have a prep group. I may or may not be able to coordinate such a group, because of other commitments, but I wanted to hear your thoughts. If you know of a TP Prep already going on, please tell me where exactly I need to go to find.
  25. Spades1234

    S-Visas

    What is a good way to defend S-Visas as topical as an Aff? I especially need a way to answer limits.
  26. seanarchy

    Biopolitics Alternative

    Yeah I'm not really sure this is a great option for most versions of biopolitics. Queer necropolitics, sure. "Managing people is bad" probably doesn't require suicide bombings to solve. I mean you can probably get away with it but it's not as strategic outside of Puar's Deleuzian background compared to other less abstract alts.
  27. Samkash

    Biopolitics Alternative

    puar 07 - queer suicide bombing
  28. seanarchy

    Biopolitics Alternative

    I mean, there are a lot of reasons the regulation of immigrants is bad biopolitically. A bit more specificity would help get a better answer. I'm not really sure what you mean when you say you want an alt that answers the reform good debate, outside of associated framework arguments. I tend to see a lot of rethinking type alts associated with biopolitics Ks, especially if they're concerned with power/knowledge. These usually contain implicit framework arguments that let you bypass the reform debate to a certain extent. If it's more of a K of managerialism, David Graeber has written some good cards about anarchist direct action, as well as a fiat K that uses very Foucauldian arguments.
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