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  1. Maury

    This site

    I've already offered to buy the site at multiple junctures. I wanted it from Kerpen but got out-bid by Garrett (who no one had a problem with on paper). Then Garrett did jack taco for about 2 years before silently handing the website off to someone else with (I believe) no announcement. New guy, David, essentially ran the site into the ground as if he had a personal vendetta. He has since returned, made the payments necessary to curtail a lawsuit, and has disappeared with nary a word. But it's ok because HE'S SORRY
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    I apologize

  3. Maury

    dark deleuze

    Pretty much, yeah.
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    dark deleuze

    Basically you take everything Deleuze advocates at the ontological level - infinite potential, a world always in flux, content and expression, abstract machines - and you replace it with a loose understanding of wilderson combined with a baseless assertion that "their offense doesnt apply".
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    "The Allegory of the Squirrel" combines folklore, fables, The Onion, and many other non-traditional debate positions to create a unique negative argument unlike anything else that has ever been deployed in debate. This is not some cheap, WGLF knock-off, this is a completely new way of using satire, on the cutting edge of how critique is deployed in high-level college debate. This file is absolutely NOT just a collection of random song lyrics, stories, and onion cards. It is actually a rather robust critical position about communication models and speech acts within civil society. Additionally, there is a large set of semi-generic critical positions that dovetail nicely with the central thesis of the communication scholarship arguments. In total, the file is 161 pages and has 2NC blocks for all relevant positions. Nearly every card is highlighted, and blocks are battle ready. If you have ever wanted to deploy a strong, difficult to answer, non-traditional negative strategy, this is the file for you. The file includes an explanation of the files components, and is ready for rounds right off the shelf. Table of Contents: ***ALLEGORY OF THE SQUIRREL***. 1 ***Allegories. 6 The Squirrel 7 Scorpion and Frog. 8 Fox and Grapes. 9 The Cat and the Bell 10 ***1NC Nihilism.. 11 2NC Fable. 14 2NC Everything is Falling Apart 15 2NC Eternal Return. 17 Link: Ought 19 Link: Democracy (Generic) 20 Link: Human Rights (Include the Other) 21 Link: Human Rights (Transcendent Value) 22 Link: Human Rights (Cred Bad) 23 Link: Human Rights (Protect the Weak) 24 Link: Community. 25 Link: Hospitality. 26 Link: Accepting Islam/ Tolerance. 27 Link: Emergency Politics. 28 Link: Timeframe. 29 Link: Status Quo/ Timeliness. 30 Link: Suffering Bad. 31 Link: Engage the State. 32 Link: Morality 33 Link: Ascetic Ideal 34 Alt Solves Democracy. 35 Alt Solves Ethics. 37 A/T “Make State Anti-Statalâ€. 38 ***2NC Blocks***. 39 A/T: Caused the Holocaust 40 A/T: Empiricism.. 41 A/T: Nietzsche = Domination. 42 A/T: Ethics of the Other 43 A/T: Alt = Violence. 44 A/T: Gotta Include Group X.. 45 ***1NC Fiat Double Bind. 46 2NC Information Dissuasive. 47 2NC Cannot Engage the Political 48 2NC Individual à State. 50 2NC Link – Plan. 51 2NC Normative Fiat Bad. 52 2NC No Levers of Power 53 ***1NC Apocalyptic Predictions Bad. 54 2NC Overview.. 56 A/T: Case Outweighs. 57 A/T: Perm do the Alt 59 A/T: Other Instances. 60 A/T: Do Both. 61 2NC Predictions Overview.. 62 2NC Framework. 64 A/T Aff Choice. 66 A/T Predictability. 67 A/T Moots the 1AC. 68 A/T Policy Education. 69 Link/Impact – Research Method. 70 Link – Sovereign War 71 Impact – Turns Liberalism.. 72 **A/T: Fear Good (MUST READ) 73 A/T: Fear key to VTL. 77 A/T:VTL Inevitable/ Can’t Measure. 78 A/T: Discourse Irrelevant 79 A/T: Util Good. 80 ***SATIRE GOOD***. 83 1NC – Critical Affs. 83 ***Policy Links. 86 Link – Oil Wells. 87 Link – War on Terror 88 Link – Senate bad. 89 Link – Economic Doomsaying. 90 2NC Economic Doomsaying. 91 Link – Fixing Things. 92 Link – Hegemony. 93 Link – Libya. 94 Link - Security. 95 Link – Apocalypse Reps. 96 Link – Prolif 97 Link – Iran. 98 A/T: Bioweapons. 100 China to Overtake the US. 101 The American Flag. 102 Extinction Inevitable - Palin. 103 ***Critical Links. 104 1NC Framework. 104 Link – Mastubating. 105 Link – Engage the State. 106 Link – The Rev. 107 2NC The Rev. 108 Link – Criticizing the Masses. 109 Link – Aesthetics/Art 110 2NC Aesthetics/Art 111 Link – The Other/Love. 112 2NC The Other/Love. 113 Link – Talking about stuff 114 Link – Intellectualism.. 115 Link – Intellectualism.. 116 Link – “Racism Badâ€. 117 Link – Educated Bigots. 118 Link – Micropolitics. 119 Link – Ironic Man. 120 Link – Looking Cool 121 Link – Movements Bad. 122 Link – Evolution. 123 Link – Wanting to be Happy. 124 ***Impacts. 125 Wasting Your Life. 126 ***Alternatives. 127 Humor Good. 127 FREE TASTY ICE CREAM.. 128 Do the Plan with Michael Keaton. 129 A/T: Dirty Word Ks. 130 A/T: Perm - every other instance. 131 Value to Life Subjective. 132 ***The Substance. 133 2NC Overview/Explanation. 133 A/T: No Alt 135 Epistemology. 136 A/T: Permutation Do Both. 137 ***Framework. 139 2NC Framework. 140 Engage PTX Uniqueness – Masses. 143 Engage PTX Uniqueness - Hypperreal 144 A/T: Traditional engagement good. 145 A/T: Training for the Political 146 Framework – Heroic vs. Humor 147 K2 Democracy. 148 Critical thinking > predictability. 149 Debate is key. 150 Demystify. 151 Culture Jamming Good. 152 ***Links. 153 Link – 1AC as Character (Then Who am I?) 153 Link - Threats. 154 Link – Threat Con Emthymeme. 155 Comic perspective good. 156 A/T: Nihilism.. 157 A/T: Humor Bad. 158 Satire Good – New Possibility. 159 Clash of Contexts. 160 A/T: Onion isn’t Qualified. 161 A/T: Wrong Forum.. 162 A/T: Not Funny. 163 Humor > Telling People Things. 164


  6. Maury

    I apologize

    Here is what I'd do if I owned cross-x. Full implementation of this slate will complete your rebirth. 1. Pay Evazon authors to jumpstart the cycle of college debaters commenting on the site to drum up proof of expertise and drive sales traffic. College debate posts are essential to increase the quality of discourse on the site and fulfill pedagogical needs. 2. Pay mods - something modest, but enough to keep the boards clean and productive. 3. Advertise the site. 4. Probably get some google ad stuff going to bring in monthly cash outside of camp ads and evazon. That wouldn't be super popular, but I'd want a steady stream of income to make adjustments as I see fit during off-season time. 5. Theme weeks, better use of sticky threads, permanent memes board, theory crafting board, video archive board with discussion threads. 6. Try to improve community features like following posters, real time chat, etc. No facebook tie-in though, not never. 7. The Big One: Yelp-type board where people can hire coaches as hired guns. Reviews for hired guns. Reviews for semester-long/season-long coaching. Older debaters offering their services hourly, weekly, etc., at prices that match up with their demand. I think I'm a pretty good coach, and it's hard as heck to convince a parent of that when they've never seen a college debate before, and don't understand the significance of "unranked to top 5 in 2.5 years" for long-term coaching. Yelp-type reviews would help make that sale. It also makes sense to me that someone coming here has limited coaching resources, and while most can't shell out $10k for a season-long coach, many can shell out $20 for 2 hours of coaching or something along those lines. I cannot believe this service doesn't exist in an open-market format. The closest was the debate consultantship thing Seth Gannon was trying to do, but I'm not sure where that ever went. Such a system wouldn't be able to sustain itself independently and needs the infrastructure of this website (traffic, brand-name, heavy community involvement, open feedback) to really work. Plus, all those people trying to sell their services would have a heavy incentive to post a ton so people have immediate proof of their qualification.
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    Best Nietzsche debaters?

    I'm out of the loop - what did Land do? How did he become a Fascist?
  8. I did. All of it. No interest or anything but I didn't ask for it. David was very thorough. Seems like he's back to radio silence now, but it hasn't been *that* long (yet...)
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    Best Nietzsche debaters?

    Here's a video from the ADI a few years back that I consider a great high-level Nietzsche debate. The 2NC is probably the best speech in the debate and does a lot of work explaining Nietzsche argumentatively. But I'm probably biased. http://debatevision.com/video/nietzsche-k-debate-adi-2011
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    Table of Contents This is the master Deleuze and Guattari file I have relied on for the last 2 years. This file, on the negative, holds a 16-1 record, beating countless TOC over-qualified teams throughout my senior year. The file includes 3 distinct 1NC shells, massive amounts of extensions for each of them, explanatory 2NC overviews and answers to the most common 2AC arguments.The file also contains enough evidence to make dozens of other shells to your liking, create critical 1ACs, and even be utilized to answer various critiques in the 2AC with your regular aff.If you don't want to do work next year, or just want a nice strategic and rarely heard file to rely on against affs where you have nothing else, this file is for you.The file also contains a bonus A/T Lacan section, which houses many arguments the common team running psychoanalysis is not prepared for.No, the number of pages is not a typo - this file really is OVER 200 pages long.


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    How to Withdraw Money or Get Paid from Evazon

    No, but I never asked for it.
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    How to Withdraw Money or Get Paid from Evazon

    True to his word, I received all my backpay.
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    Nuclear Malthus

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    Nuclear malthus is the argument that a large, full scale, nuclear war would be good for the world. The argument is tricky because it gets to make smart uniqueness claims about the inevitability of nuclear war and human extinction which often obviate affirmative responses. Now is a great time for nuclear malthus! Recent NASA studies on limited nuclear war still lose to the same tricks as always, and teams are less prepared than ever to deal with a big-stick impact turn. This position also couples well with any number of critical positions. The file is 130 pages long and contains blocks to every argument I know of. The file is ready to use out of the box.


  14. 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.
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    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.
  16. 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
  20. 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.
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    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).
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    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.
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    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.