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CommanderByron (883 D (S))
12 Mar 16 UTC
Great example I/T
gameID=173452

I am not just showing this because I won, I am showing this because here we have an example of a I/T agreed upon in 1901 that worked out well for both parties (up until the eventual and nessecary stab and solo)
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brainbomb (469 D)
07 Mar 16 UTC
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Seat belt laws are an infringement upon my personal liberty
I am against seat belt laws. I own my car therefore it is my own sovereign state. No form of authority has any right to question what I do in my car.
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leon1122 (170 D)
10 Mar 16 UTC
Huh, I guess you have a point about it being unenforceable.
KingCyrus (507 D)
10 Mar 16 UTC
Wow, that's very... Authoritarian of you.
leon1122 (170 D)
10 Mar 16 UTC
It's a shame Prohibition was abolished.
KingCyrus (507 D)
10 Mar 16 UTC
And why is that?
Lethologica (203 D)
10 Mar 16 UTC
"Putin just sub in a worker with a jackhammer than food processor and the logic that brownpapertiger is still valid, plus you get an analogy that you get."

Aaaaaand then you realize that ear protection is mandated wherever enforceable in that case. Thanks, OSHA!

Sorry, were we making a point about unnecessary regulation? 'Cause if that's the case, we're getting farther and farther away from the goal.
leon1122 (170 D)
10 Mar 16 UTC
KingCyrus, because alcoholism puts an unnecessary burden on public health funds.
@Aha195, @KingCyrus: thank you
aha195 (1687 D)
10 Mar 16 UTC
There we go, the admission that we should all be the property of the state. Prioritizing the state over the individual implies that the state must be preserved at all cost, even that the expense of the liberties of the individual.
Here is an idea, why dont we let individuals act in the way they want to (without infringing on anothers life). Then, ideas and products that benefit society can thrive without the need of state monopolies.
Hence here is a mechanism that decelerates your body in a controlled manner in a crash which results in increasing your survival possibility, here is a piece of equipment that reduces the effects of loud noises and allows you to hear better for a longer duration of your life, here is an idea (individual and his/her rights be protected) that maximises the capacity for the state to protect thoses said freedoms but minimises the effect that state has to restrict those freedoms.
Common sense does not and should not be made into a law. Let individuals decide on what they want to do with their life via their actions and let them handle the benefits and consequences that result from their actions.
aha195 (1687 D)
10 Mar 16 UTC
BPT you are welcome.
Jamiet99uk (441 D)
10 Mar 16 UTC
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@ Aha: In a properly functioning democracy, the individual and the state are one and the same thing. The individual is part of the state, not separate from it; the state is formed of the massed collection of individuals and acts on their behalf.

I remember a very powerful speech by ASLEF president Tosh McDonald, at last year's Durham Miner's Gala (one of the largest annual socialist and trade unionist events in Europe). He talked about his pride, in the 1970s, in starting work at 18 as a train guard on the UK's state-owned railway:

"I put on my uniform and reported for work at the rail depot which we owned, met my colleagues and boarded a train that we owned, and helped drive it along the rails we owned to a coal mine that we owned. The train was loaded with coal mined by my fellow workers (who were immensely proud of their productivity) and we took our coal to a power station THAT WE OWNED to be used to generate electricity for our communities and our people."

Even in the USA you have a reference to this in the opening phrase to the pre-amble to your precious constitution: "WE, THE PEOPLE".

Now, unfortunately, neither the USA nor indeed the UK are currently properly functioning democracies - but I believe in the positive power of the state as an embodiment of the will of the people and I would rather work and fight to bring that about.
Lethologica (203 D)
10 Mar 16 UTC
I like how aha is now trying to give deregulation credit for the invention of earmuffs. That's high-quality argumentation right there. Of *course* the only two choices on offer are free market and government monopoly, that's just how the economy works, right? And slipping in liberty maximization as the sole goal of the state for afters! What a barrel of laughs.
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
11 Mar 16 UTC
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Dearest brainbombe, are you trolling ? Who owns the roads you intend to use ? As long as you intend to only use your vehicle on your own private land, then imho you may decline to wear a safety belt. However, once you decide to use your vehicle on public roads then you have to comply with the laws, regulations and rules that apply, similarly if you want to use your vehicle on a privately owned road, eg commercial tollway then you are required to agree to the terms and conditions of the " contract of use" offered by the tollway operator.
It's like stopping at a stop sign, or red light you ninny. Road accidents cost the taxpayer money, so the state on behalf of it's citizens has the legal power and responsibility to enact laws regulating the use of public areas, particularly roads simply to minimise the cost to taxpayers for " picking up the pieces" . There's also liability issues, an owner of a road who doesn't act reasonably to ensure safety of use for users fails a duty of care responsibility, and could be found to have been negligent and have partial responsibilty for accidents and be liable for compensating victims. You cannot deny the "owners" of roads their rights to control the use of their property.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
11 Mar 16 UTC
@Jamie, that is awesome.

My only question is how to better achieve that state. Especially when some people believe in socialism and others free market capitalism. How do you, in theory, have a state which is one with everyone?

My only answer is empowered, individual and community diversity. A state which supports and empowers people on both levels; whether they are operating on a corporate level (as the state currenty support, and legally empowers) or a community or personal level...
brainbomb (469 D)
12 Mar 16 UTC
Major Mitchell If I ever start appearing to be anything other than a contrarian troll on this forum please bitchslap me. Surrounded by faux intellectualism brings out a creative side in me. The following 3 D illustrate this:

1. I suck at diplomacy
2. Republicans are idiots
3. If you believe anything I post you are dumber than a Republican.
brainbomb (469 D)
12 Mar 16 UTC
Also I worship Obad Hai god of the forest.
brainbomb (469 D)
12 Mar 16 UTC
PEACE LOVE UNITY RESPECT (repeat x12)


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Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
12 Jan 16 UTC
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The 2016 Local Tournament - Round 1
The full ruleset is available here: https://tinyurl.com/webDip2016local-rules
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SandgooseXXI (113 D)
10 Mar 16 UTC
woah woah woah
First off...who changed my gahd damn WTA...wtf is this sum of squares?! Unranked and you GET POINTS BACK! WHAT THE HECK!!!! WE PLAY FRIENDLIES HERE NOW?!?!?!?!
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DammmmDaniel (100 D)
11 Mar 16 UTC
Classic Map
What was the longest Classic map game ever?
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Sago (101 D)
27 Jan 16 UTC
UN II Constitution, Resolutions, Interpretations and proposals 2001.
Welcome to 2001. Here you will find the updated Constitution, Resolutions, Interpretations, and the proposals of 2001 for the pacifist diplomacy game UNII
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brainbomb (469 D)
09 Mar 16 UTC
Hillary Clinton now past 1200 Delegates (Halfway point)
With 30 point leads in Ohio and Florida this is over. Bernie will drop out likely sometime next week.
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brainbomb (469 D)
10 Mar 16 UTC
I filed my taxes
I filed my taxes and will be receiving my huge tax refund of 6.06$ within 21 business days.
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Hellenic Riot (1619 D (G))
07 Mar 16 UTC
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webDiplomacy Moderator Applications
See inside for details
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pahla (344 D)
10 Mar 16 UTC
Be There! fast game
Come on guys, we had to cancel a game a couple of minutes ago so let's play a gunboat game in 15 minutes
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brainbomb (469 D)
10 Mar 16 UTC
Legolas vs Deadpool
did we do this one yet?
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Hellenic Riot (1619 D (G))
15 Feb 16 UTC
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Mafia XVII Game Thread
See inside for details!
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Jamiet99uk (441 D)
10 Mar 16 UTC
Martial Law declared in UK after riots
http://www.thepoke.co.uk/2016/03/09/martial-law-declared-uk-casserole-pastry-lid-passed-pie/
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c0dyz (100 D)
08 Mar 16 UTC
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yes
http://mathematica.stackexchange.com/questions/66538/how-do-i-draw-a-pair-of-buttocks
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Jamiet99uk (441 D)
09 Mar 16 UTC
Vegetables
Let's have a discussion.
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sirdallas (1202 D)
10 Mar 16 UTC
1 MORE NEEDED
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=175618
American Conquest!
3 HOURS LEFT TO JOIN!
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CommanderByron (883 D (S))
04 Jan 16 UTC
Advertise vDip Games HERE
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wjessop (100 D X)
09 Mar 16 UTC
PlayStation 4 Discussion
PlayStation 4 Reccomendatins, Discussion, Tips, Games, Apps.
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abgemacht (840 D (G))
10 Mar 16 UTC
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Ancillary Justice (Imperial Radch)
Has anyone else read this series? If not, you really should if you even remotely enjoy SF. Easily my top 10 series and likely top 5. First book ever to win both the Hugo and Nebula awards.
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sirdallas (1202 D)
09 Mar 16 UTC
2 players needed. American conquest!
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=175618
6 hours left to join!
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AlexNesta (244 D)
08 Mar 16 UTC
Please help me set up my first FtF game with friends
Hi mods, I'd like to use the site to play a FtF game with a group of friends. Any advice on how I should proceed? Not getting banned as a multi during/after the game is strongly preferred.
Also, if anyone has any experience playing FtF with all players entering orders on their phones/tablets and/or with players who never played Diplomacy before, please let me know how it went and what I should expect. Thanks!
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Nikola Maric Eto (23627 D)
08 Mar 16 UTC
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How weak you have to be...
to attack Trieste in spring '01?
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DammmmDaniel (100 D)
09 Mar 16 UTC
NEW GAME
Sup guys! new game please join here ASAP http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=175756
Fun modern diplomacy map!!!!
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jpuhrer (374 D)
06 Mar 16 UTC
Civil Disorder - How many un-sumitted orders until Civil Disorder
I'm currently playing a 20-hour/phase game in which I've seen two players not submit orders for over 5 seasons as well as the retreats and disbands. Really slows the game if the player has left the game. When does Civil Disorder take over and moves are made automatically?

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Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
07 Mar 16 UTC
The Free Takeover Experiment has Failed
The Free Takeover Experiment has Failed
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Hyperion (1008 D)
07 Mar 16 UTC
Sengoku, Rise of Shogun Ad
A variant based on vdiplomacy:
http://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=25843
Looking for players to join!
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Frenchmontana (20 D X)
06 Mar 16 UTC
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what does the draw vote do
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redhouse1938 (586 D)
25 Feb 16 UTC
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The United States have gone completely mad.
Hey guys, it's redhouse, it's been a while.
Just so you know: the US have gone completely mad. If you have Donald "bleeding from wherever" Trump heading the major right wing race and Mitch "Constitution? What's a constitution?" McConnell heading the senate, something is wrong.
Very, very, very wrong.
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Sevyas (869 D)
03 Mar 16 UTC
Slow game for reliable players
Details inside
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Smokey Gem (184 D)
07 Mar 16 UTC
Convoys Caucus to Kazakstan
Is there a way we can ask the mods/devs why in Modern Dip you can't convoy and army via Caspian sea Caucus to Kazakstan ??
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