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JEccles (425 D)
10 Mar 16 UTC
Ghost Ratings
What happens if we can't find ourselves on the list when using control+F? Does that mean we haven't been ranked?
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Colonel Saloh Cin (100 D)
15 Mar 16 UTC
Is Beast Coast still alive, or did it die long ago?
Or is it just now making it's way out the door. Flatbush Zombies released their first main album on the 11th, so that's why I'm asking.
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KingCyrus (512 D)
12 Mar 16 UTC
Voting Strategy
With the current political landscape, I am facing the very real possibility of the two main candidates being, in my opinion, pretty awful. I have had numerous discussions with friends over the strategy, but I bring it to you. Is it worth it to vote on principle? Should I vote third party if I think they are the best candidate? Or do I vote for the lesser of two evils among the big two?
116 replies
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bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
14 Mar 16 UTC
A Donald Trump Conspiracy
Or, if you would prefer, a case that he is one of the best marketers and media manipulators around, something I think we already knew.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2016/03/13/donald-trumps-chicago-scam/
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JenkinsCh (35 D X)
14 Mar 16 UTC
Paused Game
So about 3 months ago I started playing WebDip. I told some friends and they started to play too. Well one guy stopped playing so we paused a game... and its still paused, is their a way to unpause/draw it. Haha
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kaner406 (381 D)
14 Mar 16 UTC
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2012 World Cup
A compilation of that epic match for your pleasure:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oLlb5TndQs
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cpman (0 D X)
14 Mar 16 UTC
Anybody up for a Low-Stakes Live Game in like an hour?
Hi!
Just wondering if anybody would be up for a low stakes live game starting in like an hour.
I'm thinking a bet of 10 and 15 minute phases?
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eturnage (601 D (B))
14 Mar 16 UTC
not ready setting
Hello, I'm a newbie here. I am curious. If I put in some orders, save them and click the ready button, my orders are in and everything is great. Later, I go and click not ready. My previous orders were in and now I am changing some of them. I fail to clock watch and the time to make my moves expires. Does the software progress with my first set of orders? Or does the software cause my power to go into Civil Disorder.
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JEccles (425 D)
14 Mar 16 UTC
The "Won't Hit Ready" Sportsmanship Move
What are thoughts on people not readying up when the game doesn't go their way?
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reedeer1 (100 D)
14 Mar 16 UTC
Taunt
wouldn't it be great if a troop as its turn could taunt? It would create so much salt. It would do nothing but change its appearance for that turn. I know taunting could be done in global, but still it would be fun.
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
25 Feb 16 UTC
Irish Election Predctions
So i'm going to vote tomorrow, and here are my predictions.
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VillageIdiot (6567 D)
10 Jun 15 UTC
ODC Tournament Update
.. let's check in and see how things are shaping up.
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reedeer1 (100 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
More Than, or less than?
My mom is creating a recipe book that is going to be published, and she came to a point where she didn't know weather to capitalize as part of the title: "More Than, or Less Than" or not "more than, or less than"
Which way do you guys think is right?
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brainbomb (474 D)
04 Mar 16 UTC
Buy used copies of Windows 95, 97, XP
I also have free copies of AOL 2.0 And Netscape 3.5.1 from 1999. TOP NOTCH SHIT. Ill cut you a deal yo. Half off the price + HJ under the table ;). Also free copies of the King James Bible.
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brainbomb (474 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
It's No Longer Valis Birthday
But it is mine.
The guy who stole the crown for most annoying webdipper. In the spirit of shameless self promotion, roast me if you want. Feel free to call me an assholio.
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wjessop (100 D X)
25 Feb 16 UTC
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RECLAIM THE NIGHT
Women should feel and be safe walking in the streets every day and night. Sadly, this just isn't the case, all across the world. But once a year UK feminist groups hold a Reclaim the Night march across our cities. Tonight is that night, reclaiming the night for our mums, sisters, daughters, family and friends that just happen to be women.

http://www.reclaimthenight.co.uk/why.html
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brainbomb (474 D)
05 Mar 16 UTC
Rivalries
Who is your biggest rivals on webdiplomacy? Is there anyone you cannot stand playing against and why? Share your rivalry tales here.
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brainbomb (474 D)
11 Feb 16 UTC
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Roman's never recorded anyone named Jesus being crucified
For an empire which was renowned for record keeping; it always struck me as odd that nobody named Jesus was ever Crucified. I asked my Mormon girlfriend once and they told me it was because Romans were afraid to let the truth get out that they had killed the son of God.
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Al Swearengen (0 D X)
12 Mar 16 UTC
Checking In
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Gentlemen, I'm back. What did I miss? How are the times and tides of our beloved community?
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Jamiet99uk (25 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
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UK in crisis
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/emergency-biscuits-flown-into-uk-due-to-national-shortage-a6927561.html
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Bob Genghiskhan (1358 D)
11 Mar 16 UTC
What's the point of hidden draw votes in a gunboat?
I don't really see any, but perhaps I'm blinkered.
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MohawkFox (100 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
Join in for another round of classic diplomacy!
Hosted by MohawkFox, we play another round of good old Diplomacy.
Join here: http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=176027
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Maniac (344 D (B))
13 Mar 16 UTC
U.K. Games expo
Is anyone going!

http://www.thenec.co.uk/whatson/uk-games-expo
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bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
12 Mar 16 UTC
I Demand a Refund
I paid for a car wash after I got gas at Shell this evening but their wash was out of service. I asked for a refund and was told that it wasn't their fault that the wash was closed and that I should come back some other time when it's open and use the code then.

I'm curious to see what other stupid things you all should but can't get a refund for because of jackass cashiers.
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bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
13 Mar 16 UTC
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It's Valis's Birthday
The guy who stole the crown for most annoying person on webDip (before having it swiftly taken again by brainbomb) is turning 74 years old today.
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Patburu (0 D X)
12 Mar 16 UTC
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GL 5-min EOG
I'm just posting my notes beginning in 1903. 4 way draw. We could have eliminated Italy, but we had other obligations that caused us to hit draw


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Yoyoyozo (187 D)
11 Mar 16 UTC
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Congrats on your well deserved solo!
Please use this thread to congratulate people that decide to solo a game because of a CD that gives them the solo.
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brainbomb (474 D)
12 Mar 16 UTC
Why Freya is a better Deity than Yaweh
Freya actually helps harvests and stuff
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CommanderByron (869 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 (474 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 (175 D)
10 Mar 16 UTC
Huh, I guess you have a point about it being unenforceable.
KingCyrus (512 D)
10 Mar 16 UTC
Wow, that's very... Authoritarian of you.
leon1122 (175 D)
10 Mar 16 UTC
It's a shame Prohibition was abolished.
KingCyrus (512 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 (175 D)
10 Mar 16 UTC
KingCyrus, because alcoholism puts an unnecessary burden on public health funds.
@Aha195, @KingCyrus: thank you
aha195 (1105 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 (1105 D)
10 Mar 16 UTC
BPT you are welcome.
Jamiet99uk (25 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 (474 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 (474 D)
12 Mar 16 UTC
Also I worship Obad Hai god of the forest.
brainbomb (474 D)
12 Mar 16 UTC
PEACE LOVE UNITY RESPECT (repeat x12)


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