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Troodonte (1951 D)
30 Jun 14 UTC
Semi-anonymous Gunboat
Hi guys,
I'm coming back and I'm willing to start a semi-anonymous Gunboat.
150 D to Join. WTA
Let me know if there is interest.
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NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
30 Jun 14 UTC
gunboat games r us
Please join if you're hard enough ....

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Putin33 (111 D)
30 Jun 14 UTC
Did Cameron do this on purpose?
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jun/28/cameron-eu-juncker-defeat-britain-exit

His foreign policy is a total shambles but maybe he did this on purpose to accelerate the Brexit. It takes great strategic planning to bungle something this badly.
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steephie22 (182 D (S))
29 Jun 14 UTC
Could someone explain to me how to get the derivative of:
(3x^2+6x)/(2x^3+2)^5
So [(3x^2+6x)/(2x^3+2)^5]'=.....
I've missed quite some math classes lately and I need to know how to solve this type of thing (and other things but anyway) for a test tomorrow. I could probably figure it out myself eventually, but I just don't have the time and I have quite a bit more to go through.
Would someone be willing to show me the steps I should take?
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obiwanobiwan (248 D)
30 Jun 14 UTC
Of Kurds and Caliphates
http://news.yahoo.com/netanyahu-calls-jordan-support-kurdish-autonomy-214846630.html The ISIS today declared itself to be an Islamic State...and we'll see how long that lasts, or where that goes...meanwhile, Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyau called for support for the Jordanians (gee, I can't imagine why) and independence for Iraq's Kurds. Which is a more likely state to be recognized/come into being/"stick," a Kurdistan (if you will) or this ISIS caliphate? Thoughts?
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SandgooseXXI (113 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
Where the heck is Mad Marx
Mark has been gone for a while huh, anybody say why?
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lixu893 (0 D X)
30 Jun 14 UTC
Good article
Thank you for your blog.
http://www.centurycases.com/
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lixu893 (0 D X)
30 Jun 14 UTC
B.J. Upton powers Braves past Phillies 3-2
Gerald Laird had two hits with a double and RBI for the Braves, who won for the sixth time in seven games though ending their road trip 8-3. Atlanta avenged a three-game sweep by Philadelphia June 16-18 at Turner Field.
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ILN (100 D)
28 Jun 14 UTC
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Enraging....
http://www.salon.com/2014/06/24/a_swat_team_blew_a_hole_in_my_2_year_old_son/#comments

Home of the brave my ass.
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ThatBuhlLarry (100 D)
29 Jun 14 UTC
For Advertising Games:
World Dip. -> One more player needed!!!

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=143877
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Bob Genghiskhan (1363 D)
29 Jun 14 UTC
Question for the mods:
I note we have some newish stats, like reliability rating. Ilove the idea of this. Is there some way we can set up games with a minimum reliability rating threshhold for participants? That would be a really nice way to filter out the people who join live games and then immediately quit the moment the game does not work out for them.
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Draugnar (0 D X)
28 Jun 14 UTC
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One great reason to drive a Mercedes...
Roadside service for life... Just saved me a headache and a bill. Had a blowout, made a phone call, 30 minutes later, they are changing my tire and setting up an appointment for tomorrow morning to get the blown one replaced.
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Draugnar (0 D X)
21 Jun 14 UTC
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SRG inspired by Chaqa's...
Simple rules. Each home SC (yours or opponents) gets one build. One build for every three non home SCs. So only 26 total units at most and everyone will want enemy home SCs more than the others. Interested?
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fulhamish (4134 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
UK population growth
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-27972335
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jkk0001 (40 D X)
27 Jun 14 UTC
Longest Game?
Whats the longest game you guys have been in? I'm in a live gunboat right now thats in 1919...
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Chaqa (3362 D (B))
12 Jun 14 UTC
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Mafia III.V: The Second Coming
Soon.
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Putin33 (111 D)
28 Jun 14 UTC
The results are invalid: My opponent is an android
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/06/27/frank-lucas_n_5537217.html

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Kallen (1169 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
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What does FIFA 2014 have to do with the WebDip Mods?
http://thechive.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/world-cup-memes-2014-3.jpg


^this
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torra6 (218 D)
25 Jun 14 UTC
Fast game
If anyone wants to play a fast game join here now! We will play fast. http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=143845
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ERAUfan97 (506 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
Ann Coulter
what a whack job http://www.eonline.com/news/554865/ann-coulter-slams-world-cup-fans-growing-interest-in-soccer-is-a-sign-of-the-nation-s-moral-decay
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ssorenn (3123 D (G))
27 Jun 14 UTC
who wants to game?
WTA,ANON,24 hour phases, and FULL PRESS

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Yellowjacket (835 D (B))
27 Jun 14 UTC
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On nationalism and immigration
Seems legit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QsPDT5qHtZ4
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Kallen (1169 D)
26 Jun 14 UTC
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Coastal Movement
Normally, when two units make a move to each other's territories, it causes a bounce (Rhur moves to Munich while Munich moves to Rhur). However, would coasts be treated as different territories for fleets? For example, could a fleet in Spain (nc) move to MAO while another fleet in MAO moved to Spain (sc)? Same with Bulgarian coasts and Constantinople. Thanks in advance!
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mapleleaf (0 D X)
25 May 14 UTC
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Elliot Rodger shoots a whole bunch of students.
Thank God they were all americans. 6 of them died. Hee hee. U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!
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Putin33 (111 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
You simply dismiss all the evidence that doesn't conform to your view and cite one chapter of one book. I mean the anti-federalists were commonly called "democrats" by the pro-constitution forces, which reveals all you really need to know about how the latter felt about popular government. I gave you ample sources but it's incredibly typical of you to ignore what is inconvenient. Most of those sources are contemporary work on the subject. It's a subject that has been exhaustively studied and very little of it conforms to your view. Yours is the revisionist view. The primary source records show very clearly the motivation behind wanting a "strong national government". They didn't just want it for its own sake.

It wasn't just the convention that wasn't democratic. The ratification wasn't democratic. Even hagiographic defenders of the founders admit that a shady and underhanded process was undertaken to make sure the document was ratified.

The federalists /pro-constitution forces most certainly did not want to increase popular participation. Read the federalist arguments. They were entirely predicated on the folly of direct participation. Fisher Ames makes that clear when he says that democracy is a volcano which contains the fiery seeds of its own destruction. Madison was one of the most forceful opponents of popular participation. Read Federalist No. 10 and No. 63. You simply dismiss this as "anti-majoritarianism". No. He criticizes popular participation. Look carefully at what Madison says about the problem with the House of Lords. He claimed that even the House of Lords was vulnerable to the populism ("encroachments") of the House of Commons, so therefore we have nothing to fear from a Senate not elected by the people. The entirety of Federalist No. 63 is a warning of the 'defects' of popular control of government.

"To a people as little blinded by prejudice or corrupted by flattery as those whom I address, I shall not scruple to add, that such an institution may be sometimes necessary as a defense to the people against their own temporary errors and delusions. As the cool and deliberate sense of the community ought, in all governments, and actually will, in all free governments, ultimately prevail over the views of its rulers; so there are particular moments in public affairs when the people, stimulated by some irregular passion, or some illicit advantage, or misled by the artful misrepresentations of interested men, may call for measures which they themselves will afterwards be the most ready to lament and condemn. In these critical moments, how salutary will be the interference of some temperate and respectable body of citizens, in order to check the misguided career, and to suspend the blow meditated by the people against themselves, until reason, justice, and truth can regain their authority over the public mind? What bitter anguish would not the people of Athens have often escaped if their government had contained so provident a safeguard against the tyranny of their own passions? Popular liberty might then have escaped the indelible reproach of decreeing to the same citizens the hemlock on one day and statues on the next."

Suffice to say, your cursory and unspecific statements about how the constitution supposedly expanded popular participation doesn't have a leg to stand on. Neither by the secondary literature not by the primary sources themselves.


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obiwanobiwan (248 D)
22 Jun 14 UTC
The Favorite Author Tournament: THE FINAL FOUR!
OK, sorry for the delay...and the continued delay--we'll start Midnight tonight. ORWELL! DICKENS! POE! TOLKIEN! Who will advance?

And a bonus question, just for schnicks and giggles--what's the first book you read after high school (or, if it was a while ago, the earliest book you can remember reading after high school?) Just curious to see what we get.
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Kallen (1169 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
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America Hate Thread
Putin, mapleleaf, and anybody else who feels the need to express disdain about the US, please feel free to share your feels in here. Everyone else, don't click open and have one less thing to piss you off =]
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NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
27 Jun 14 UTC
You can put lip-stick on Ann Poulter but ........
http://www.salon.com/2014/06/26/ann_coulter_no_american_whose_great_grandfather_was_born_here_is_watching_soccer/?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=socialflow
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Dunecat (5899 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
Starting a new game, my friends. It's been a minute.
New game, open to all. Classic map, 500 D buy-in, winner takes all.

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=143927
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ILN (100 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
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'Lazy Greeks' aren't so lazy after all
http://euobserver.com/social/124761#.U6wWJN4c02x.facebook

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obiwanobiwan (248 D)
26 Jun 14 UTC
Worst Non-Sitcom TV Show You've Ever Watched? (4 Episodes Minimum)
Friends were raving about this Netflix show, "Orange is the New Black." Watched. ..It's awful. Wall to wall. The main lead (not the actress herself, she seems to be trying, at least) is like the adult equivalent of Bella Swann meets Every Yuppie Character Ever. Every character's a stereotype. Every guy is a perv, sex-crazed ass, douche, OR just has no life whatsoever. The writing is as bad as I've seen...and yet, this won awards? xD So, worst shows?
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