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Jamiet99uk (443 D)
07 Jun 16 UTC
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Daily Bible Verses
Look, buddy - this is the word of the Lord.

http://the-toast.net/2016/06/06/bible-verses-where-behold-has-been-replaced-with-look-buddy/
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SantaClausowitz (360 D)
07 Jun 16 UTC
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Remember that story about the Ukranian pilot that downed MH-17?
Refresher
https://www.rt.com/news/217295-mh17-ukraine-military-plane/
https://www.rt.com/news/216871-ukraine-military-mh17-report/
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/dec/25/mh17-russia-claims-to-have-airfield-witness-who-blames-ukrainian-pilot
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peterlund (1310 D (G))
04 Jun 16 UTC
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Gordon Brown "Lead not leave"
An excellent and important statement for civilisation:
https://youtu.be/gPX9MLALjAE
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Al Swearengen (0 D X)
30 May 16 UTC
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The Truth about Matthew Shepard
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/oct/26/the-truth-behind-americas-most-famous-gay-hate-murder-matthew-shepard
leon1122 (170 D)
30 May 16 UTC
Huh, never heard of him, but it definitely goes to show that liberals will go into a fit of outrage at anything that doesn't fit their perfect world regardless of the veracity. It's also why we shouldn't legalize illicit drugs, which are a slippery slope to depravity.
Tolstoy (1958 D)
30 May 16 UTC
"Huh, never heard of him"

You must be under 30. His murder was one of the bigger news stories of the late '90s. Not sure why these details are being touted as new news (I'd heard the theory that he'd been killed over drugs before, although I don't recall where or when), though.
SantaClausowitz (360 D)
31 May 16 UTC
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Al and leon, I don't want my reasoned rational response to obscure the fact that I think you both are simply miserable shitbags, that you do not, in fact deserve a response, and, all considered, I should probably have left this thread alone content to know that you both will likely die completely alone besides your regrets.

That being said, I read the article and am still convinced that this case has everything to do with homophobia and anti-gay violence. I'm sorry, do normal drug crimes consist of pistol whipping the victim 18 times, publically tying him to a post in the elements and... wait for it... ATTEMPTING TO LIGHT HIM ON FIRE. Jesus Christ! If it was a robbery, couldn't they, oh I don't know... SHOOT HIM. I can't read those guys minds, and I don't know their motives, but how did your pea brains decide that a murder committed in conjunction with a robbery can't also be homophobic? Is it because one of the guys had sex with Matthew Shephard? Do you think that makes him Gay? I mean he's so gay that he denies it, and steadfastly denies he slept with him at all. I'm no psychologist, but I could easily see how a man who occasionally sleeps with men, especially one who is obviously so confused about those actions and his identity, could be violently homophobic.

Stories like these take a life of their own. Rosa Parks, I hate to tell you, wasn't just tired. But they take on those new lives because they express a truth. Matthew Shephard was human, not perfect, but it doesn't mean that his horrific murder wasn't influenced by homophobia. The activists were right to highlight the episode as an extreme but still illustrative of the mistreatment of gay people in America.

Have a nice day. I'd wish you both an STD, but I am reasonably certain that you don't have sex.
Jamiet99uk (443 D)
31 May 16 UTC
What Santa said.
Jamiet99uk (443 D)
31 May 16 UTC
LOOK, AL - here is a locked thread for you to cry about: threadID=1370445
"the mystery remains – not so much why Matthew died, but why the gay community, after almost five decades of campaigning for equal rights, relies so fundamentally on the image of the perfect martyr to represent the cause."
I would probably excise the words "so fundamentally," but something suspects me the author has a point here. How else to explain the (apparently, if Santa's reaction and those cited in the article are anything to go by) volcanic opposition to Jimenez's book?

Matthew Shepard was a man, and attaching causes to individuals always has the danger of sinking the cause if the individual turns out to have been (even slightly) other than originally advertised. But I would suppose that, nowadays at least, the movement for sexual rights and freedoms has built up enough other exemplars and has made enough progress that, even if Matthew Shepard's reputation for complete innocence suffers a few dings and knocks, the movement will still do just fine and will continue to advance apace, both legally and socially. So I'm a little confused about why the reaction against the book would take on this kind of reflexively dismissive form, one that sounds more fearful than confident. I'm not confused about why there would be substantial negative reactions, but I would have expected rather more light than heat in the main, rather than the more-heat-than-light nature of what we appear to be getting.

That being said, I suppose I should understand the mindset somewhat, having come from a region in which, whatever successes may be had or whatever respect may be gained from outsiders, insularity, the need to keep proving ourselves to those outsiders, and a general feeling of having been given a hard lot in life -- not to mention immense personal pride in living in that region (and each of us in our own particular towns and neighborhoods) -- is part of the (damp) air we breathe and the (often hard) water we drink. And when criticism and questioning comes from the outside, the emotions tend to rise -- but more than they should.
SantaClausowitz (360 D)
05 Jun 16 UTC
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I don't have a volcanic opposition to his book. I have a volcanic opposition to people who use the book to portray this as "Not a hate crime." Nothing in the article supports that conclusion, and people that claim it does obviously just want it to be so. The flawed logic, not only of the posters here but for example, the police chief, that concluded that one of the killers had sex with men, therefore was not capable of homophobia is completely laughable.
brainbomb (325 D)
05 Jun 16 UTC
The only people still disputing Matthew Shepard was a bad guy who deserved to die is the Westboro Baptist Church and whoever wrote this asinine article.
brainbomb (325 D)
05 Jun 16 UTC
To clarify, read or go see the Laramie Project sometime. I played the bartendar in it freshman year of college
krellin (80 D X)
05 Jun 16 UTC
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So brainbomb....because you played a role in a play that is based upon a real-life event that was HIGHLY publicized and politicized, you are therefore somehow an expert on the actual events that took place? lol Come one...get a fucking grip, moron. I like you, but that is just sheer shitbaggery stupidness.

Chances are it was at least in part a hate crime...but NON OF US WAS THERE.

Chances are, the media saw a gay kid killed and jumped to conclusions, and that became the overwhelming narrative, and all pther aspects of his life were ignored by all in favor of a juicy "gay kid killed" story....oh what fun!!

Just like.....truth: Black kid attack police and gets shot as cop defends himself turns into.....media narrative: Black kid brutally and without cause killed by hateful cops...let's sell bloody newspapers and burn down a city.



You are all assbags.
krellin (80 D X)
05 Jun 16 UTC
Your especially a douche brainbomb because you won't re-up in the game series.

But...all in all...I still love you. <wink>


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Valis2501 (2914 D (G))
11 Mar 16 UTC
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The 2016 Local Tournament - Round 2
The full ruleset is available here: https://tinyurl.com/webDip2016local-rules
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Smokey Gem (184 D)
03 Jun 16 UTC
Dumb Questions
How do you get the game ID number ??
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Tolstoy (1958 D)
04 Jun 16 UTC
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The Death of a Real Legend
Muhammad Ali, Greatest Heavyweight Boxer Ever, Civil Rights Activist, Draft Resistor, and America's Most Famous Muslim, dead at 74.
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lucas100 (0 D X)
05 Jun 16 UTC
Buy fake and real passport,drivers license,id card
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lucas100 (0 D X)
05 Jun 16 UTC
Buy Passport,Drivers License,Id Card
Buy Passport(documenthome1980@gmail.com)Drivers License,Id Card,Visa,Diploma,SSN,BC.
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TrPrado (461 D Mod)
26 May 16 UTC
Captain Hydra
To kick off our long anticipated Marvel thread, Steve Rogers is a member of Hydra now, and it may not be as horrible as people think.
34 replies
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kasimax (243 D)
03 Jun 16 UTC
i'm turning 20 today
who's up for a game?

20 point buy-in, gunboat, 36-hour phases, semi-anon, open draw votes. sign up inside.
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ZoranBabicKreten (352 D)
25 May 16 UTC
Advice - solo or not
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=178613

Should i stay or should i go? I'm Russia in this one, any advice?
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eturnage (500 D (B))
01 Jun 16 UTC
Using a convoy to make units trade places
The diplomacy rules allow units to trade places when a convoy is involved for one or both units. Does the our software recognize this or is there a bug that makes the units bounce?
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krellin (80 D X)
27 May 16 UTC
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Call me a Dirty So-N-So IX: Guess Who's Peeing Next to YOU?
See Below....
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yoak (1417 D)
01 Jun 16 UTC
Checkmarks and "Ready"
All the time, people claim to see who has marked themselves "Ready" in a game. The only thing that I can see is the checkmark next to powers, which, unless I'm mistaken, means that you have saved moves and won't NMR, but not that you're "Ready" and will process as soon as others all "Ready."

Is there something they see that I don't? Or is this just a broad misconception of what that indicates?
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Novorossija (163 D)
02 Jun 16 UTC
new battle
Opened the battle "nice and quick". Classic, random. We're waiting the last player
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brainbomb (325 D)
01 Jun 16 UTC
They're taking the hobbits to Isengard
fun
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waylon531 (100 D)
02 Jun 16 UTC
Multiple people from same IP
Both my brother (epicspartan098) and I are playing from the same IP. We will not play any public games together.
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leon1122 (170 D)
31 May 16 UTC
To be a woman or a wom*n
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/melbourne-university-student-union-votes-to-change-womn-spelling-back-to-woman/news-story/45dd298c4d0050ce5649157b2f1afa08?nk=230de4ddfc4e7a1aba69d7306836019d-1464681406
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trustworthyally (100 D)
28 May 16 UTC
World Game
I've got a new world game happening.
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=179434
Starts 18 hours from now, has 12 hour phases.
All messaging allowed with anonymous players.
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captainmeme (1589 D Mod)
21 May 16 UTC
June 4th London FtF
Calling all UK WebDippers (or people willing to travel here)!

Is there any interest for a Face to Face game in London on Saturday, June 4th, probably from about midday onwards?
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Yoyoyozo (182 D)
15 May 16 UTC
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Mafia XX Signups
This Thread is for signing up to play the the 20th Mafia game. Sign-ups below. Beware that this will be a 17 person game, so if you would like a spot, you should sign up as soon as possible.
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Blaz_Adam (81 D X)
30 May 16 UTC
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Triple Entente Vs Triple Alliance
Anyone interested?
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Blaz_Adam (81 D X)
30 May 16 UTC
WW style
Is anyone interested in a WW style game? England, France and Russia Vs Germany, Austria and Italy. Turkey can go either way
18 replies
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Randomizer (104 D)
28 May 16 UTC
Cell Phone radiation study with rats
http://www.cnn.com/2016/05/27/health/cell-phone-radiation-cancer-study/
Study finds that rats that used cell phones lived longer than rats that don't.
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Al Swearengen (0 D X)
28 May 16 UTC
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Provable Differences Between the Sexes
In this thread we won't discuss the differences between the sexes.

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Valis2501 (2914 D (G))
28 May 16 UTC
Free, Open, Good positions for the taking
As above, below
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AtomicOrangutan (80 D)
28 May 16 UTC
Join the live game
gameID=179403

Only four more people needed
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CommanderByron (863 D (S))
25 May 16 UTC
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Question
Is it socially acceptable to go to a buffet alone? Discuss.
30 replies
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AtomicOrangutan (80 D)
27 May 16 UTC
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New game
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