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brainbomb (325 D)
15 Jun 16 UTC
Working on a new album
So ive been recording a ton this summer. Heres some of my new songs: https://m.soundcloud.com/mothlion
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CommanderByron (863 D (S))
16 Jun 16 UTC
Ecuador V USA
21:30 UTC -5

Anyone down to live discuss?
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Jamiet99uk (443 D)
16 Jun 16 UTC
Voting in 1970s Britain
An interesting article about the 1975 referendum:

http://scarfolk.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/voting-in-1970s.html
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Bob the Lord (292 D)
11 Jun 16 UTC
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Favourite Ancient Empires
Byzantine.
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Maniac (344 D (B))
12 Jun 16 UTC
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Gun control
Webdip has changed so much, back in the day after a mass shooting we'd have a thread within a minute, argue for days and then nothing would get done. Now we just leap straight to doing nothing. I miss the old times.
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Chaqa (4160 D (B))
12 Jun 16 UTC
Probably because they all get their news from reddit.com/r/news, and /r/news wouldn't let anyone post about the attack and is now censoring pretty much every post about it.
TrPrado (461 D Mod)
12 Jun 16 UTC
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The day to which you are referring also had mapleleaf starting many of those threads. That's not something to miss.
brainbomb (325 D)
12 Jun 16 UTC
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Im still 99% against guns. nothings changed for me.
leon1122 (170 D)
12 Jun 16 UTC
Has nothing to do with guns and everything to do with the intolerance of certain religions.

http://www.people.com/article/orlando-mass-shooting-suspects-father-speaks-homophobia-religion
bo_sox48 (5027 D Mod (G))
12 Jun 16 UTC
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>>sees thread titled "gun control"
>>doesn't read OP
>>posts anyway
Octavious (1720 D)
12 Jun 16 UTC
I've not been doing nothing. A fortnight ago I had a fact finding weekend with a .22 rifle, a variety of shotguns, and a 7.62 hunting rifle.

Pretty keen on doing a lot more fact finding this summer.
Maniac (344 D (B))
12 Jun 16 UTC
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"Has nothing to do with guns" 'Nothing' Leon? Not even a tiny bit? We can debate later about motive when more information is established, but to say that shooting people with guns is nothing to do with guns is just not accurate.
Octavious (1720 D)
12 Jun 16 UTC
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I don't think it does have much to do with guns in this case, actually. It very much has the feel of something that, if guns weren't available, would have taken place with other weapons.

The Admiral Duncan in London springs to mind.
ssorenn (0 D X)
12 Jun 16 UTC
Guns don't kill. Retarded people do. Depressed, depraved and mentally retarded people who have no morality kill innocent people. Uneducated fucktards do this. Then there's ISIS They need to be exterminated from this planet.
Yigg (2456 D)
12 Jun 16 UTC
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Guns might not kill people, but they kinda help the process move along.
brainbomb (325 D)
12 Jun 16 UTC
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So when has an AR-15 ever provided someone with a positive experience? Other than the usual "I get a boner for firing automatic weapons types", what exactly has the AR-15 done as far as helping the American public? And yes I do mean specifically outside of use by trained Military soldiers in combat situations...
orathaic (1009 D (B))
12 Jun 16 UTC
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brainbomb (325 D)
12 Jun 16 UTC
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How many mass shootings have been averted as opposed to CAUSED by the AR 15. Id like to see both the certified psychology backed data showing the deterrant nature seeing an armed guard with an AR 15 does. because as a security officer you wouldnt need to fire that many rounds to take down 1 assailant. This is not the movie Red Dawn, we arent getting overrun with North Korean douchebags. No really how many times has an armed civilian with an AR 15 prevented anything at all?
peterlund (1310 D (G))
12 Jun 16 UTC
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Letting the general public own automatic military type of rifles; there is no better proof on how stupid the Americans are. A second proof of the same stupidity would be if they elected the maniac Trump as president.
brainbomb (325 D)
12 Jun 16 UTC
Is it not enough for these conservative types who always talk about how much they love america... does it not phase you that the entire rest of the planet combined cant even match our gun homicide rates?

The planet is literally laughing at us at this point. We cant even put 2 and 2 together and realize that Large clip automatic weapons should not be a civilian grade toy to play with... smfh. rant ##END.
leon1122 (170 D)
12 Jun 16 UTC
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Guns are necessary not for personal protection but rather for protection against government oppression. Guns are absolutely necessary to hold the encroachment of big government at bay, and they appear ever the more necessary with Obama's numerous executive actions. Are more people killed by guns than protected by them? Sure. But protecting individual safety was never the intent of the Second Amendment, and to prevent mass shootings, we must eliminate the shooters at the root. That is, fundamentalist extremists.
leon1122 (170 D)
12 Jun 16 UTC
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"does it not phase you that the entire rest of the planet combined cant even match our gun homicide rates?"

Liberal lies without research...

http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/VC.IHR.PSRC.P5/countries/1W?display=map
peterlund (1310 D (G))
12 Jun 16 UTC
Then you must have had lots of "fundamentalist extremists" around for decades! :)
brainbomb (325 D)
12 Jun 16 UTC
leon so right here in front of everyone, you actually beleive that the US government is plotting to target its own citizenry at some point and it is dire that we stockpile guns to protect us from our own government?

The second part of my question is, do you need your abilify medication upped?
Jamiet99uk (443 D)
12 Jun 16 UTC
@Leon: Please provide an example of a situation in which you would personally be willing to kill your elected representatives, or government employees, in order to protect yourself against oppression.

If you believe that President Obama is oppressing you, why haven't you shot him yet?
Putin33 (111 D)
12 Jun 16 UTC
"Guns are absolutely necessary to hold the encroachment of big government at bay"

Oh stop. You're the first person to line up in defense of the police whenever there is a protest of any sort. You're the least anti-government libertarian I've ever encountered.
brainbomb (325 D)
12 Jun 16 UTC
Also uhh you do realize that Obama is only president for less than a year. if he was waiting to unleash his secret Machiavellian takeover... uhhh wouldn't it have happened already?
Durga (3659 D)
12 Jun 16 UTC
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Sure, you can kill people without guns... But can you kill 50 people within minutes without guns? No. There will always be crazies, but we can mitigate the damage by far if guns weren't so easily accessible.
Durga (3659 D)
12 Jun 16 UTC
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Also, your gun isn't going to protect you against government. Maybe you should try and get rights to owning tanks, fighter jets and drones too.
Putin33 (111 D)
12 Jun 16 UTC
"It very much has the feel of something that, if guns weren't available, would have taken place with other weapons.
"

Allegedly there were other weapons, but they weren't prepared or didn't go off or some such thing. But this was just a transparent rationalization of your own gun hobbying, not really a commentary on the social problem of violence anyway.

What kind of person talks about how fun recreating with guns is the day after the worst massacre in the history of a gun crazed country occurs?
leon1122 (170 D)
12 Jun 16 UTC
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"Then you must have had lots of "fundamentalist extremists" around for decades! :)"

Indeed.

"leon so right here in front of everyone, you actually beleive that the US government is plotting to target its own citizenry at some point and it is dire that we stockpile guns to protect us from our own government?"

The government may or may not become totalitarian, and guns are necessary to ensure that it does not.

"The second part of my question is, do you need your abilify medication upped?"

No, but the question is offensive to mentally ill people.

"Please provide an example of a situation in which you would personally be willing to kill your elected representatives, or government employees, in order to protect yourself against oppression."

I don't own guns nor does anyone in my family, but I expect gunowners to take action against the government when and if it openly flaunts the constitution and there is enough public support to take it down.

"Oh stop. You're the first person to line up in defense of the police whenever there is a protest of any sort. You're the least anti-government libertarian I've ever encountered."

Those weren't protests. They were riots.

"Also uhh you do realize that Obama is only president for less than a year. if he was waiting to unleash his secret Machiavellian takeover... uhhh wouldn't it have happened already?"

I never said Obama would do it. It's a slow process of creeping authoritarianism, but Obama has not yet reached the breaking point.
leon1122 (170 D)
12 Jun 16 UTC
"Also, your gun isn't going to protect you against government. Maybe you should try and get rights to owning tanks, fighter jets and drones too."

Guns are sufficient when the government is surrounded by gunowners all across the country.
leon1122 (170 D)
12 Jun 16 UTC
Also, it was my impression that drones are legal.
Putin33 (111 D)
12 Jun 16 UTC
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"Those weren't protests. They were riots."

Hardly, the protests which preceded the occupation of Boston in the late 1760s were riots (you know, the context of the 2nd Amendment). These were protests.

Your tough talking isn't fooling anybody. Who claim you're against government "tyranny" but use the rhetoric of authoritarianism in calling any protest a "riot" in order to suppress it.
Jamiet99uk (443 D)
12 Jun 16 UTC
@Leon: What would the breaking point be?

At what point would you consider it a gun-owner's constitutional duty to murder President Obama?

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Valis2501 (2914 D (G))
14 Jun 16 UTC
Classic Game LF5M
A user has asked me to advertise their anonymous game which includes two coworkers.
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brainbomb (325 D)
14 Jun 16 UTC
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Glass Eating: What is your favorite glass eating experience?
Im looking to get into competitive glass eating. Was wondering if anyone on webdip has done this and what the best venues are for glass eating.
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rm63 (100 D)
13 Jun 16 UTC
NEW ENGLAND PLAYER WANTED FOR WWI TEAM GAME!
England has gone into civil disorder so we need a new English player. This is a team game where the allies (Britain, France and Russia) fight the axis (Germany, Austria and Turkey).. England has missed a couple of phases but is still in a good position. The game ID is 179879. It is called "World War One team game". The password for the game is "shellshock". Once you have joined have a look at the other thread on the forum called "WWI team game" to get familiar with the rules.
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MKECharlie (1926 D (G))
14 Jun 16 UTC
Fencing: What is your favorite weapon, and why?
Also, if you're American, did you vote in the recent USFA election? Do you think it'll have any affect on the tournament selection process in the New Jersey division?
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JEccles (421 D)
14 Jun 16 UTC
New Classic Game
Just started this up. 50 point buy in, anon, 1 day phases.

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=180213
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c0dyz (100 D)
14 Jun 16 UTC
Farewell
Farewell kind folk. Summer approaches and my school friends and I will depart from the merry making until next year.
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principians (881 D)
07 Jun 16 UTC
There are muslim creationists too
An I found very funny that they deny the big bang too https://www.scienceislam.com/pdf/Big_Bang.pdf
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Jamiet99uk (443 D)
11 Jun 16 UTC
Sanders voters disenfranchied in California
Anyone in the US know how accurate this report is?

http://www.gregpalast.com/california-stolen-sanders-right-nowspecial-bulletin-greg-palast/
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rm63 (100 D)
06 Jun 16 UTC
New World War I team game - played as 2 teams. Starting soon!
I've been wanting to do this for a long time. I'm not sure if it's been done before. Apologies if it's already been done. I've created a game called "WWI team game" and the idea is that we will recreate world war one by playing the game as 2 teams; the triple alliance consisting of Austria, Germany and turkey and the triple entente consisting of England, France and Russia.
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brainbomb (325 D)
12 Jun 16 UTC
College World Series
Starts June 18th. Definetely as far as atmosphere it is among the finest sports events in the country every year. And its right here in Omaha.
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ssorenn (0 D X)
09 Jun 16 UTC
3 game gunboat tourney
post here or PM me if interested
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SLOTerp (100 D)
11 Jun 16 UTC
NWO: Mushroom clouds forecasted in coming year.
The NWO game at Redscape is about to get a bit radioactive. If you haven't seen or played this massive variant, take a look. The GM and a few players put out some high quality press as well.
http://www.redscape.com/viewforum.php?f=141
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Musoeun (133 D)
10 Jun 16 UTC
(Poll) How Many Draws Equal a Solo
I'm working on a project (may submit it to a zine, may just be for my own amusement) and I'm trying to find out what various Diplomacy communities view as the relationship in accomplishment between draws and solo victories.
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Hamilton Brian (739 D (B))
09 Jun 16 UTC
Revisiting the Key Lepanto that works
I want to see a game where it actually worked.
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brainbomb (325 D)
07 Jun 16 UTC
Stanford Rapist
Ok can someone who understands law explain to me how this guy got off so easy?
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VirtualBob (242 D)
09 Jun 16 UTC
Ghost Forecast?
Just wondering.
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bo_sox48 (5027 D Mod (G))
10 Jun 16 UTC
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Pet Peeves
It's pouring, the parking lot is flooding, and they just turned on the sprinklers for irrigation.
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Bob the Lord (292 D)
08 Jun 16 UTC
Looking through some old games...
and I noticed that there was some feature called "All survivors win" from a game in 2010, why doesn't that exist anymore, why are there no units, and what are the rules?
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CommanderByron (863 D (S))
09 Jun 16 UTC
quality game
gameID=179917

PM for PW
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Gen. Lee (7688 D (B))
27 May 16 UTC
Gen. Lee to host 2016 Confederate Grand Ball
Invitation inside.
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Bob the Lord (292 D)
07 Jun 16 UTC
I know I did this before...
and that this is a forum on a webdiplomacy site that is meant for people to talk about random non-diplomacy based things, but what's everyone's favourite country?
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bo_sox48 (5027 D Mod (G))
08 Jun 16 UTC
Mel Carnahan 2016
They did it once, we can do it again!

#StillWithMel #RatherVoteForTheDeadGuy
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pauldocument (0 D X)
08 Jun 16 UTC
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peterlund (1310 D (G))
05 Jun 16 UTC
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Likes and Liked question
On my profile it says "Likes: 1 / Liked: 29" but I do not know what that means. I did not find anything about it in the help/FAQ pages either. How does it work? How do I like another account?
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Bertson95 (119 D)
03 Jun 16 UTC
Any suggests for a new player?
I've plaied something like 10 games and i'm not sure my way of playing is good.

Any suggests for improving?
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