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Finished: 09 PM Sun 18 Sep 16 UTC
Free Ryan Lochte
16 hours /phase
Pot: 525 D - Autumn, 1910, Finished
Classic, Anonymous players, Sum-of-Squares Scoring
1 excused missed turn
Game drawn
27 Aug 16 UTC Spring, 1901: Have fun, friends!
27 Aug 16 UTC Spring, 1901: Good luck everybody
27 Aug 16 UTC Spring, 1901: Good luck!
27 Aug 16 UTC Spring, 1901: Jolly good show everyone.
06 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 1905: Well, I am never doing a fucking brain dead western triple again, that's for damn sure
08 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: I feel like Ryan Lochte. I was on top of the world until I wasn't.
08 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: Ryan Lochte got the shaft. I agree with the Clay Travis take on it.
08 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: He pissed on private property and filed a false and frankly racist report about it. Not sure how he can get the shaft based on that. He got to leave the country after all and paid no consequence.
08 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: That's the prevailing media spin on it. Look deeper.
08 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: Eu ja li os jornais brasileiros
08 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: The reports from the Brazilians present were pretty clear as to what happened and Lochte told a lie about it. Done
08 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: They were also clear Brazilian police lied about it. No one was in the right in that situation
08 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: How so? The video is pretty spot on that none of them were robbed, and the stuff he decided being stolen wasn't. They got caught behaving like boots and went for a typical racists stereotype to cover up what had actually happened. Not sure that the minor repercussions are entirely out of line here
08 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/08/brazil-police-charge-ryan-lochte-false-claims-160826060716185.html

Minor repercussions is an understatement as Lochte lost all his sponsorships (which he deserved), but Brazilian police are also bad and should feel bad.
08 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: I think it helps to try to understand the event from Lochte's perspective. Imagine you are a less than bright swimmer. You're partying with your fellow swimmers and drink some alcohol, maybe enough to cause intoxication. You have a designated driver so you imbibe. You need to go to the bathroom so you ask the driver to stop at a gas station. When you get to the bathroom door it is locked. You do what most red blooded men do, you pee outside. As you're peeing, two armed, Portugese speaking men arrive brandishing handguns and demanding money. You're in a foreign country known for violence and murders. You scramble to give the armed Portuguese speaking assailants all the money in your wallet, and you are thankful when they don't take your identification. You get into your vehicle and flee.

Did the swimmer lie about being robbed? Maybe it is not so clear.
08 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: Except that there was a translator and he vandalized the premises. He knew what was going on. IN any event, it was cleared up that night and he lied about it the next morning. Hint: If you do something dumb, dont lie about it on national TV

Enough. We have a game to play
08 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: Fair enough. I am skeptical anytime the US media and SJWs run with the white privilege, white racism narrative. I am becoming too cynical.
08 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: Understandable, if this weren't kind of a textbook example. I'm not sure it's so much white privilege as American privilege combined with ignorance about *scary!* Brazil.
08 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: Dude Brazil is scary. My sister lived there for a long time. Police there are terrible and dumb enough to also lie on international TV.
08 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: Numerous other people at the games WERE held at gunpoint. Let's not pretend because Lochte is an idiot that Brazil isn't terribly corrupt
08 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: And yet hundreds of millions of Brazilians live there including my in laws live there. I'm sure it is scary for many people who have never been out of sight before. But yes, the political scene is deeply corrupt. Much like the US
08 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: Hundreds of millions of people live in places like Sudan as well. The US hasn't impeached any president on corruption charges. To be blunt, you're out of your depth here.
08 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: I have friends in Brazil as well. It is a beautiful country with beautiful people. If I had enough capital, localized corruption notwithstanding, I would move there (or maybe Uruguay or Chili) in a heartbeat.
08 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 1906: :)
13 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 1908: Ok. I'd hoped to get further but I'm happy with what i have. Voting the draw.
Hopefully others will too. You may gain from continuing but you may also lose.
13 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 1908: Well, a six way draw would be novel
13 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 1908: Pretty common in his scoring system
13 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 1908: Well... despite the fact that I'm a strong contender for a solo victory, I agree to draw if that's what everyone wants.
13 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 1908: Hey if you keep doubling your center count every year, we're all screwed.
14 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 1908: He's like a multiple drug resistant bacterial infection
14 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 1908: :)
14 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 1908: LOL! That's the nicest thing you've ever said to me. :)
15 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 1909: Hi everyone, I was at the clinic all day today without internet. Please forgive the radio silence, I'll be up and running tomorrow.
15 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 1909: Do you need us to pause?
15 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 1909: No thanks, everything's fine. Going to bed right now.
16 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 1909: Well, it's been a hoot! Enjoy the rest of the game folks. :)
16 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 1909: Youve been very entertaining to watch, for sure!
16 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 1909: Thanks for the game.
16 Sep 16 UTC Autumn, 1909: It was a pleasure.
17 Sep 16 UTC Just so you know I will be throwing the game to Germany on account of Italy being a totally stupid shit
17 Sep 16 UTC And Italy isn't a stupid shit I apologize. He's cleverer than I'd thought
17 Sep 16 UTC Great game everyone.
17 Sep 16 UTC Yeah, that was a crazy game. Congrats to Germany.
17 Sep 16 UTC Nice game folks
17 Sep 16 UTC Can't believe that rushed draw rousing worked
17 Sep 16 UTC I think we were all a little rattled from this game. It was intensively and excellently played by everyone. The caliber was high.
17 Sep 16 UTC I want to especially thank Turkey and France. Playing with you both was very, very fun and I look forward to it again.
17 Sep 16 UTC Yeah that was a wild ride. You guys are a tough crowd! I mean that in the best possible way
17 Sep 16 UTC Good game all. Leaving the draw was a calculated risk, didn't expect you all to change your votes so quickly. Oh well.
18 Sep 16 UTC I think there was a general sigh of relief!!

Start Backward Open large map Forward End

Germany
AgentM (670 D)
Drawn. Bet: 75 D, won: 265 D
12 supply-centers, 12 units
Turkey
tatertrotts (2713 D)
Drawn. Bet: 75 D, won: 118 D
8 supply-centers, 8 units
Italy
Levelhead (1449 D (G))
Drawn. Bet: 75 D, won: 90 D
7 supply-centers, 7 units
France
Ogion (4263 D)
Drawn. Bet: 75 D, won: 46 D
5 supply-centers, 5 units
England
eturnage (500 D (B))
Drawn. Bet: 75 D, won: 8 D
2 supply-centers, 2 units
Austria
Mznvc (426 D)
Defeated. Bet: 75 D
Russia
Brankl (328 D)
Defeated. Bet: 75 D
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