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  • Birthday 09/10/1990

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  1. Maury

    How to Withdraw Money or Get Paid from Evazon

    No, but I never asked for it.
  2. Maury

    How to Withdraw Money or Get Paid from Evazon

    True to his word, I received all my backpay.
  3. Maury

    Nuclear Malthus

  4. I'm owed hundreds. At least 3 pending payouts. And a year ago I made my files free because I assumed we would never be paid again. Will I get ALL of those past requests? Many have expired. It was nearly 600 total by my count but we'll need a full forensic account to get the details.
  5. Maury

    How to Withdraw Money or Get Paid from Evazon

    Something like a class-action or getting a lawyer to take it pro-bono. I've been in talks with some lawyers in the extended family and one is interested in doing the work when they have more free time, but who knows when that could be.
  6. Maury

    DnG on neg

    I'll start by saying this is a very accurate summary, so kudos to you Sean. Second: what a terrible read. Why oh WHY would anyone take this position? It's not like the subtitle of BOTH of their major works clearly indicated an INDICTMENT of precisely THIS power of capital... Culp is an absolute tool and I've schooled him at least twice in my life - once in a presentation and once in a group reading. He has no defense of Deleuzeanism once he removes these very same elements because Deleuze's very concept of negativity is an AFFIRMATIVE notion that negativity is BURKEAN and therefore a welcoming of what is not. This isn't some yin/yang infinite corollary. I spent a semester working closely with Ron Bogue - perhaps one of the 3 top living Deleuzean scholars (on PAR with Colebrook and Proveti) and he couldn't help but mock Culp up and down. Why take a philosopher whose entire argument is "change" and chain him to the unrelenting? This is Peter Hallward all over again. Hallward wrote a book asserting DnG were pro-capital because they respected and feared the power of capital. Hallward was summarily dismissed in a public (published) forum. Culp is not far behind. It's an interesting proposition from a debate perspective, but the more you consider it in context, it's a pointless permutation. OK I'm coming off really hot here but Culp is no expert. He has some provocations and they clearly resonated with a good audience so I'll give him a lot of cred...but I don't think his read is up to snuff. I have a very high threshold for interpreting ATP and AO, and Culp doesn't get there.
  7. Maury

    how to start prepping my novice partner

    You'll want to make sure they go to camp somewhere - likely a 2-3 week introductory camp or an online camp - to make sure they have someone guiding them through the basics. Debate is really overwhelming, and without a good introductory program it's easy for newcomers to feel overwhelmed and quit out of frustration. Understanding the fundamentals of debate should take priority over topic knowledge.
  8. Maury

    Why are Politics DAs controversial?

    Applause! Snarf brings up a good point - and one I had a lot of success exploiting - Politics asks the judge to clarify their position in regards to the plan and this clarification brings with it a huge host of problems. It's often quite difficult for the neg to prove that the DA is a meaningful opportunity cost to the plan given the "world" of fiat offered by EITHER team. I've often used this as a clever heuristic: If the neg said "CP: pass the bill" would that be competitive with the plan after they read their PC Key cards to answer the perm? Most judges would think the perm likely solves the net benefit. This example has gotten me pretty far in "intrinsicness" debates, which I take quite seriously. Not sure if intrinsicness is still a winner...but it should be.
  9. We use google platforms and dropbox. Camp-wide discussion through a google group (also ensures campers can speak to each other), live lectures on google hangouts and/or youtube uploads, 1-on-1 instruction through google hangouts. All freely available technology so there's no overhead for debaters - you just need a computer and an internet connection.
  10. Hi Everyone! If you've seen much of my content you might know that I am the owner and Director of Debate at the Digital Debate Camp. We are an online camp that aims to replace the pedagogical function of the traditional camp structure by utilizing online education strategies. We function the same as a regular normal camp in theory - there are lectures, practice speeches, and tons of 1-on-1 instruction (but more on that later). While we can't quite recreate the special feeling of a summer immersed in debate surrounded by peers, we also know that access to a traditional camp is often far outside the means of most debaters. Because we can sidestep the fixed costs of housing etc. the Digital Debate Camp is priced at a modest $400. When I was in high school my family couldn't come close to affording a top camp without significant financial aid, and because we heavily privilege accessibility, we maintain an aggressive aid program with an enormous success rate. We don't think we can eclipse the formal camp structure, but we have a lot to offer. Our camp is quite long - we run from June 1st to August 1st. Second, we offer more 1-on-1 instruction than any other camp I know. Our instructors offer dozens of office hours a piece each week, ensuring someone will always be available when you are for practice speeches, argument development, file critique, or whatever else you may want out of an instructor. We instruct LD, PF, and Policy debate. We are also specially attuned to novice debate, from middle school on up. You can find out more at our new, updated website: www.digitaldebatecamp.com If you have any questions, I'd love to take them here, or you can contact me directly through our website. Note to mods: I've paid to advertise on the site every time I've been prompted. The website owner can feel free to take advertising fees for this summer from my residual evazon balance.
  11. Maury

    Netflix!

    It's kinda amazing that they get so much right (literally no one can understand spreading 100%, the stands, "is anyone not ready") but get so much wrong (notecards, qualifying for state being hard). Still, i'll watch it. Probably make it a ddc lesson (spot the differences, flow the speeches).
  12. Maury

    Ways to file complaints against biased judges

    Many circuits do not have a strike system in place for judging. From the way you described a round and the way you described this judge, I imagine your circuit is one of those with no strikes, and perhaps even no prefs. In that case you need to "conflict" the judge. Conflicts are reserved for personal relationships, not argumentative disagreement. Talk to your coach, explain the situation, and if your coach believes this warrants a "conflict" you will never see this judge again.
  13. Maury

    When was this site the most active?

    No one knows why payments stopped, and no one has been able to get them to start again. Class action lawsuit is the only real option and it's hard to get an attorney who would work for what the case is really worth.
  14. Maury

    When was this site the most active?

    Evazon straight up stopped paying its authors about 4 years ago. I'm still owed hundreds of dollars in royalties. As protest, I made all my files free (also since everyone was trading them around anyway, might as well make 'em more accessible).
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