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mapleleaf (0 D X)
01 Jul 14 UTC
zultar, the american, is missing the point.
I actually SUPPORT my american neighbors and envy their freedom.
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denis (864 D)
03 Jul 14 UTC
Two units bounce
SO two units Bounce each other in a territory, say Munich and Burgundy bounce in Rurh during Autumn of 1904, can another unit, say Belgium or Kiel then retreat into that Territory during the Retreats Phase of Autumn 1904.
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mapleleaf (0 D X)
03 Jul 14 UTC
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For forum users, please read this here thread.
It's way better than the other one. lol.
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Maniac (344 D (B))
03 Jul 14 UTC
Well I for one am glad they're dead.
Peter Allen and Gwynne Owen - hope you don't rest in peace.

In my opinion hanging was too good for them, maybe the electric chair would have been more fitting.
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zultar (4170 D Mod (P))
02 Jul 14 UTC
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WebDiplomacy Community & Freedom of Speech
Please read.
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CommanderByron (869 D (S))
02 Jul 14 UTC
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College
So I am a high school graduate, and a college student come august. While I am aware of the benefits to college; I am curious as to how college or lack there of has affected anyone else. Looking for more perspective.
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Jetsfan2431 (227 D)
02 Jul 14 UTC
I'm doing the same thing, International Studies with a minor in Russian. I'm just doing Naval ROTC. I think I'll pick up a minor in creative writing to keep me sane. Not the best choices if I want a job, but hopefully I can make a career out of this whole Navy thing. I'll take not great job prospects for doing something I'm really interested in.
bo_sox48 (4834 D Mod (G))
02 Jul 14 UTC
Then Satan said, "Let there be math."
CommanderByron (869 D (S))
02 Jul 14 UTC
I feel the same way, I'm going to attempt to make a career out of the army , 20 years and then full retirement. I'll be done at 44 years old with a large pension and time to pursue other goals.
Draugnar (0 D X)
02 Jul 14 UTC
I wouldn't count in the military pension. They have a habit of changing the rules mid stream on you. Also, remember, in a time of war, your life is forfeit if they order you to your death. If you still want to serve, then I salute you and thank you for your service.
talmina (206 D)
03 Jul 14 UTC
That depends on what you want to do with yourself. I found that in my field a lot of Human Resource departments won't even look at you without a BS in something. So even though I have years of experience and a graduate has none, I go to the bottom of the pile.

Trust me it is easier to jump right in than to draw it out and go back. I could have been done with my BS at least a few years ago.
Putin33 (111 D)
03 Jul 14 UTC
I should have joined the military, if only to get G-status. Could easily go back get an IR degree while having access to a slew of gov't jobs.
krellin (80 D X)
03 Jul 14 UTC
I do believe that Sgt Putin would have been a wonderful asset to the country, and that we are all a little bit worse off for having missed out on his contribution.

But we are eternally and bountifully blessed to have him here with us instead.
ThatCrazyGuy (511 D)
03 Jul 14 UTC
I got a degree in secondary education with a concentration in social studies, which allows me to teach history. Unfortunately the poor economy and high number of graduates in my field has made it extremely competitive. I have not found a job in 5
ThatCrazyGuy (511 D)
03 Jul 14 UTC
oops* anyway to continue my post
I have not found a full time teaching position in 5 years. This may also be due to lack of effort and health issues. In response I went for an additional online program in special education and elementary education. This did not work out for me largely because of a lack of interest and health issues.

I would say that my experience for my first degree was good but not what I needed. I loved the atmosphere. I didn't join a frat, but I had a lot of fun with the group of friends I found. The sports and clubs were also great. There was very little that I learned in the first three years that I could put towards teaching since I essentially had two majors. The final year was great, but I didn't take advantage of the contacts and networking that were available to me at the time.

My second experience online was more beneficial because it was concentrated, but I needed to motivate myself more to do it.

So I would suggest that you make sure you are passionate about your major or that your university/college provides a lot of opportunities to change your interests. Also make sure that your future job market will not be too competitive. Considering the rise of student debt, make sure that you're not spending too much.
CommanderByron (869 D (S))
03 Jul 14 UTC
Again thank you all. And to respond to Draugnar - I am fully aware of the risk, It has always just seemed right to me. I didn't know about the benefits until recently with my research, I wanted this since before I was out of my Jammies
Draugnar (0 D X)
03 Jul 14 UTC
Glad hoi are entering with own eyes. I served in the Corps so I'm not against serving. I just hate hearing about some of these reservists who get called up and then whine about it. Whining about stop loss is valid. But whining about getting called up from the reserves to begin with is bull.
Draugnar (0 D X)
03 Jul 14 UTC
Glad *you* are entering with *open* eyes...
ssorenn (3173 D (G))
03 Jul 14 UTC
good luck to you Commader, it will eat into your Dip time though....:))
Mujus (1495 D (B))
03 Jul 14 UTC
My story, w/apologies to those who may have heard it before. I graduated in '75, just after the end of the Vietnam War, having been brought up in the '60s and early '70s when everything about our society was being reexamined by many of us. This influenced my decision to take only classes that I was truly interested in while attending college because I thought "I don't need no stinkin' piece of paper to tell me that I'm smart." I took French, Spanish, German, Portuguese for credit and got Humanities special studies credit for taking introductory Modern Greek and Swedish classes. I took History of Russia with a great professor, Intercultural Communication, Cultures of Europe, Cultures of South America, a Translation and Interpretation class or two, and PE classes, and I worked part-and full-time in fairly low-paying jobs except when I traveled and lived in Europe for 7 months... and that was pretty much it until I met my wife-to-be and realized that if I was going to support a family, I would need that piece of paper after all, and buckled down to get my degree. I was closest to graduating in Spanish or French, but my Spanish was better, so I figured a degree in French would bring my fluency up. I was wrong about that--most college programs won't bring you up to near-native fluency. It took me a total of 9 years to graduate with my BA lol. During this time I had taken advantage of a program to earn credits for being a facilitator, a native-speaker resource, in ESL conversation classes at a language institute associated with my university, and realized that I wanted to teach ESL classes. So I went to a neighboring state and got an MA in (teaching) English as a Second Language and that's been most of my career ever since. Education was definitely worth it for me. Also, for the record, I think you will get a much better education in a small liberal arts college than I did at a state university. ROTC is a good way to get paid to go to college too imho, as long as you can handle the military culture.


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krellin (80 D X)
03 Jul 14 UTC
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You Guys....
I love you guys. All of you. No. Really! I do!! <smooches>

Here's to a brighter, kinder me...
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krellin (80 D X)
02 Jul 14 UTC
The Quantum Shift
...<chew on this>...
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krellin (80 D X)
03 Jul 14 UTC
Help for the Overly Sensitive
I a further effort to help those insensitive...er...I mean overly sensitive virgin eyes that enjoy this blessed place, please avail yourself of this wonderful protective gear:
http://www.woot.com/offers/protect-yourself-1?ref=cnt_wp_9_3
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SantaClausowitz (360 D)
02 Jul 14 UTC
Changing your mind
Is it a sign of weakness or strength.
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abgemacht (840 D (G))
02 Jul 14 UTC
Need A Replacement For France
I'm looking for an active, respected player to partner with the remaining French player in our Dummy trial game (gameID=143236). If you aren't familiar with this game, each country has 2 players that equally share control (press, moves, etc). Let me know if you're interested.
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SYnapse (0 D X)
30 Jun 14 UTC
Ramadan
Anyone else doing this? I was challenged by my Muslim friends at work, damn I'm hungry.
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krellin (80 D X)
02 Jul 14 UTC
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Whiny-A** B*tches!!
http://online.wsj.com/articles/new-york-court-strikes-down-cyberbullying-law-1404239912?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories

That's right, you are all a bunch of whiny ass bitches and there's not a damned thing you can do about it. Suck on that :P
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Sevyas (869 D)
13 Mar 14 UTC
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2014 - 7 games wta series
As the initial thread is closed but the tournament is still running, here a new thread for general tournament announcements, pause requests, ranking, ...
Let's keep this one alive

Old thread: http://www.webdiplomacy.net/forum.php?viewthread=1092719#1092719
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FineRedMist (108 D)
30 Jun 14 UTC
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Who's the least intelligent puppy-kicking child-fucker on this forum?
A) Draugnar
B) krellin
C) ssorenn
D) FineRedMist
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ILN (100 D)
02 Jul 14 UTC
Nice game if you're interested
Don't know if this is spam or not, not selling paintings or anything - just a recommendation.

Link and description below:
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semck83 (229 D (B))
30 Jun 14 UTC
Hobby Lobby
The US Supreme Court has just (ten minutes ago) upheld Hobby Lobby's right, under religious conscience, not to provide contraception coverage to its employees.

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/13-354_olp1.pdf
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Jamiet99uk (202 D)
26 Jun 14 UTC
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Proportionate response?
Earlier this month, three Israeli teenagers went missing in the occupied West Bank. Israeli authorities allege that Hamas abducted them. Hamas has stated that this is untrue and that they are not responsible.
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semck83 (229 D (B))
29 Jun 14 UTC
Cuba
Has anybody been? Is it this bad?

http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/sunday-commentary/20140627-the-last-communist-city.ece
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abgemacht (840 D (G))
01 Jul 14 UTC
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True Friends Stab You In The Front EOG
gameID=142294

Thanks for the game, everyone. Not particularly well played by myself; I made at least 2 serious blunders and probably should have been eliminated, but it was still great fun.
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tvrocks (388 D)
01 Jul 14 UTC
sitter needed
i'm going on a 4 day camping trip (against my will by the way) next week starting monday. Please post if you can.
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Chaqa (3274 D (B))
23 Jun 14 UTC
7 player, 7 games series (gunboat)
Just looking for 6 other players. The goal will be to have 7 games with the same 7 players. Been done many times, I know. I'll be scrutinizing the people, so only decent players (no noobs, sorry).
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President Eden (2427 D)
29 Apr 14 UTC
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Mafia General Discussion Thread
Single-thread resource for discussion of mafia games on webDiplomacy. Please remember not to comment in here about specific ongoing games!
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President Eden (2427 D)
01 Jul 14 UTC
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Can we stop with the hate circlejerk threads?
This is as a member of the community not a mod, but there's been two threads today calling out specific members and inviting flaming. It's really old and just degrades the forum discourse. Please stop? Thanks <3
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Jamiet99uk (202 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 (512 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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