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Jamiet99uk (443 D)
23 Jun 14 UTC
Anti-jokes
Let's have your best anti-jokes. Here are a few:

Q: Why didn't Jesus play hockey?
A: Because baseball and soccer are much more popular sports in Mexico.
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italiathad88 (0 D X)
01 Jul 14 UTC
live game
Join my live game (5 min) "Derbyshire"Starts in forty minutes.
Or email me when you plan on playing live.
delvaleagles@yahoo.com
I will play live games to your specification as well.
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KingCyrus (516 D)
01 Jul 14 UTC
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Did anyone miss Putin33?
After a couple of days, and seeing him participate in a few heated arguments, I ask the population of webDip. Did you miss Putin33? I know I did. Whether for laughing at him and his ideology, glad of a champion of your ideology, someone to defend Russia, or someone else to call krellin names, who had SOME reason to be glad he is back?
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krellin (80 D X)
01 Jul 14 UTC
Hate on Soccer
http://townhall.com/columnists/anncoulter/2014/06/25/americas-favorite-national-pastime-hating-soccer-n1855817

Who loves Coulter! Gotta love this.
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denis (864 D)
01 Jul 14 UTC
Replacement for Germany LIVE GAME
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=144052 Germany left
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obiwanobiwan (248 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
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The Favorite Author Tournament: EDGAR ALLAN POE VS. J.R.R. TOLKIEN
Fighting out of the Red Corner, with works such as The Raven, Annabel Lee, The Fall of the House of Usher, Masque of the Red Death, The Purloined Letter and The Cask of Amontillado, America's first international literary superstar, EDGAR ALLAN POE! Fighting out of the Blue Corner, author of The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and the undisputed champion of the Fantasy genre, J.R.R. TOLKIEN! We began with 64 Authors...now, we crown WebDip's collective favorite!
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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 (1318 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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fulhamish (4134 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
''The population of the UK grew by more than 400,000 last year, according to the latest official figures.

The Office for National Statistics estimated there were 64.1 million people in the UK in June 2013, a rise of 0.63% on the previous year.

Just over half of the growth was accounted for by natural change - births minus deaths - while net migration represented 46% of the rise.

A quarter of the UK population growth was in London.

The Office for National Statistics (ONS) said the British population grew more last year than in any other EU country.''

Anyone have any thoughts? Have we a finite capacity? How much further growth has been inbuilt as a consequence of these figures? What of the effects on housing, energy consumption, education, social services etc.? Is this subject the elephant in the room?
President Eden (2102 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
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Makes me thankful I live in America, where immigration is nothing but a boon and will be for the next hundred years. :USA:

Everywhere has a finite capacity, but I doubt the UK's at serious risk of hitting it in the short term.
Putin33 (111 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
An anti-abortionist talking about finite capacity? Delicious.

UK needs working-age people to replace its aging population. Men are surviving longer that's a big reason why UK's population is growing but as usual migrants will be targeted instead.
Chaqa (4027 D (B))
27 Jun 14 UTC
There's no issue of capacity. The issue is food supply distribution. We can grow enough food to feed the planet, if it could be distributed.
Putin33 (111 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
If Britain has finite capacity they could always engage in the age-old solution of emigrating.
Putin33 (111 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
" We can grow enough food to feed the planet, if it could be distributed."

Not really true. Population growth is leading to a sharp decline in arable land per capita. Another 300 million acres will need to be put into production of food in order to feed the population of 2030.

http://generalagronomics.com/decline-of-arable-land/
Maniac (344 D (B))
27 Jun 14 UTC
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The UK has a density of 262 people per km2, The USA has around 33 people per km2 and Hong Kong has 6,557 people per km2.

In order to have the same density as America we would need to lose around 56 million people and in order to have the same density as Hong Kong we need to attract about another 1.5 billion people. Or increase our birthrate substantially - better get busy people.

In short, we have some way to go before we can be considered full.

In the meantime we need to look at our planning system. The UK seems to think that low rise housing with views across open fields is the ideal. The fact that not enough housing is built is ignored. We find some major cities that want to scrap the limit on high rise living. Cities like Newcastle or Birmingham or Glasgow should be allowed to build modern highrise towers. The infra-structure will then be well planned and anyone who doesnt want to live in these new massive cities can have the rest of the country to choose from. People who want to live 50 storeys up can.

Jamiet99uk (443 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
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This is a non-story. The population of the country rose by less than two thirds of a percentage point, and more than half of that growth was due to the normal process of people dying and other people being born.

The only real issue is the fact that London continues to grow at a faster rate than the rest of the country. The destabilising effect that London's economy has on the rest of the UK is of much greater importance than a small increase in population.
Jamiet99uk (443 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
Maniac is also correct about the housing issue.
fulhamish (4134 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
How does one factor in the fact that immigrants tend to have more children? Might the increase in birth rate be disproportionately high in those communities?
Further I have never understood the ageing population argument. Isn't that just kicking the can further down the road?
fulhamish (4134 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
Oh yes it is another thread of course, but it was interesting to see abortion advanced as a population limiter. Very revealing.
Jamiet99uk (443 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
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@fulhamish: "I have never understood the ageing population argument. Isn't that just kicking the can further down the road?"

If more and more people are living longer after retirement, and their state pension, healthcare, etc, needs to be paid for, your options as a state are limited:

1. Raise the retirement age to at least 70,

or

2. Allow more people of working age to migrate into the country, so they can work and pay taxes to help support the growing elderly population,

or

3. Make drastic cuts to state pensions and reduce state-funded healthcare provision for elderly people.


Which option do you prefer, fulhamish?
Putin33 (111 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
Very revealing that you're trying so hard to bait people by scapegoating migrants. Only a pro-lifer would be upset that more people aren't dying.

"Further I have never understood the ageing population argument"

Of course you don't. Better to latch onto the flashy headlines of the Daily Mail & Telegraph and beat up on migrants. Let's just pretend you don't need working age people to pay taxes to support people who don't work.
Putin33 (111 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
"Oh yes it is another thread of course, but it was interesting to see abortion advanced as a population limiter. Very revealing."

Just more evidence you don't believe what you're saying. If you were really concerned about human beings your first instinct wouldn't be to demagogue immigration while crying about zygotes.
Jamiet99uk (443 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
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Putin, it's very clear to anyone who isn't a Libtard. He likes babies. He doesn't like foreigners. Simple, right?
Putin33 (111 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
Indeed, unwanted English babies can be a drain on social services and a burden on housing just fine. No need to worry. Deport the foreigners at once though. It's all clear now.
Maniac (344 D (B))
27 Jun 14 UTC
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@Putin - "UK needs working-age people to replace its aging population." That would be great if those working-age people never got old. Alas, they do. This Ponzi scheme is just not sustainable.
Putin33 (111 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
A top heavy (age-wise) population is not sustainable. Just ask Japan.

And sure they get old, but not for decades, so I don't see your point. In the immediate term, you have a tax base issue.
Octavious (1720 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
If people are going to live longer they either need to work longer to fund their retirement or live more frugally so they can save more. If I had the freedom to choose my own fate I would simply not live those miserable final years and have a far better funded life that was worth living. Sadly the world is controlled by those who prefer to impose torture on the elderly under the delusion that prolonging life is the ultimate goal.

As far as population size goes, the UK already has a far larger population than it has the resources to support. This ultimately leads to aggressive foreign policy dedicated to obtaining resources elsewhere.
Putin33 (111 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
An aggressive foreign policy that is letting relatively depopulated Scotland take off with its oil.
Octavious (1720 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
Firstly Scotland is going nowhere. Secondly there's not a huge amount of oil left. Thirdly even if Scotland did become independent the rest of the UK would be confident in being able to access those resources.
Putin33 (111 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
Firstly there is no way Westminster could have known how the referendum would turn out prior to the deal. Secondly if the UK is so hard up for resources why would it voluntarily let its oil go? Thirdly, you have much too much faith in the SNP.
Octavious (1720 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
So you are of the opinion that the Western wars and conflicts in the Middle East have got nothing to do with oil as we clearly have so much of the stuff we're happy to give it away?
Putin33 (111 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
Yes I think it's less about oil and more about influence. If the British wanted oil they could happily trade with the Iranians. They could have traded with Hussein too.

Fracking is making the oil imperative obsolete anyway.
Octavious (1720 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
Then you have your reason why Westminster could let it go. Although I maintain Scotland isn't going anywhere
Putin33 (111 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
I don't get why Tories oppose independence. Without Scotland, Labour (and UK's tenuous support for the EU) is history.
Octavious (1720 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
Some things are more important.
fulhamish (4134 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
So immigrants are needed because we have an ageing population, but don't those immigrants get old in turn? Kicking the can down the road only to land our children with a bigger problem?

Moreover, the UK has to import food and raw materials. Let's put this on a per capita basis, can we ultimately sustain this with export industries? Perhaps Gordon Brown had the answer with financial services? Really?
fulhamish (4134 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
@ Jamiet, on the retirement age, how long have you been paying national insurance? What a Ponzi scheme that is.
Putin33 (111 D)
27 Jun 14 UTC
Yes they get old and the aged population dies out. It's called the life cycle. So no it doesn't kick the can down the road since there is no way of escaping the fact that you need a working age tax base to sustain your elderly population. A point you haven't bothered to address.

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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 (4027 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 (213 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 (0 D X)
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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