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CptMike (4536 D)
07 Jul 16 UTC
World Diplomacy IX - Stalemate
Hello. I was wondering if there is a stalemate around the America's at World Diplomacy IX ? With Greenland ? Or with the UK ? Thx
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peterlund (1310 D (G))
20 Jun 16 UTC
Report from a Donald Trump rally
http://politicalscrapbook.net/2016/06/a-journalist-went-to-a-donald-trump-rally-yesterday-and-came-back-shocked-here-are-his-tweets/
And this clown/maniac/new Hitler will be the republican party nominee. Shame on you.
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JimTheGrey (968 D (S))
25 May 16 UTC
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WDC: One-Month Warning!
First stab at the 2016 World Diplomacy Championship in Chicago is one month from today. More info at http://windycityweasels.org/wdc2016
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peterlund (1310 D (G))
08 Jul 16 UTC
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Policeman in USA murders black man already lying on the ground
How disgusting can things be? I thought I had seen it all, but NO I had not ;(
brainbomb (325 D)
08 Jul 16 UTC
Yea but I mean Pokemon Go. like lets focus on important stuff
peterlund (1310 D (G))
08 Jul 16 UTC
That policeman should do life in prison!
TrPrado (461 D Mod)
08 Jul 16 UTC
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You're slightly behind the times. There was already a protest. Someone in Dallas murdered cops in response. That's not the answer to that sort of problem.
peterlund (1310 D (G))
08 Jul 16 UTC
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I know I am a bit late but a serious subject like this requires some thought and needs to be discussed even if it happened one or two days ago.
leon1122 (170 D)
08 Jul 16 UTC
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BLM are domestic terrorists, today's Black Panthers.
Randomizer (104 D)
08 Jul 16 UTC
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Black man gets shot for obeying a policeman's order to show him his ID. Why the policeman didn't think the ID would be inside a pocket isn't known. Where does the policeman keep his?
bo_sox48 (5013 D Mod (G))
08 Jul 16 UTC
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It's really easy to make people out as monsters when you politicize things going in. I can't find this on a better source so bear with me and read this top to bottom.

http://usuncut.com/black-lives-matter/black-lives-matter-protesters-dallas/

BLM isn't some idyllic movement by any means and I don't support them as an organization but lumping them in with terrorists isn't appropriate.
bo_sox48 (5013 D Mod (G))
08 Jul 16 UTC
Since it's already political and I gave you a left-wing article, here's a right-wing article. I don't agree with everything it says but I read it through anyway and I ask anyone that wants to comment on it do the same.

http://www.redstate.com/leon_h_wolf/2016/07/08/uncomfortable-reason-came-dallas-yesterday/
Randomizer (104 D)
08 Jul 16 UTC
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I used to respect police officers when as a white growing up the Officer Friendly program came to my elementary school to explain law enforcement, Then when I grew up and dealt with regular officers in Scottsdale, Arizona I found out how lazy and corrupt they could be.

The third time someone tried to break into my car, they left clear identifiable fingerprints. The police wouldn't come out and take them so the person could be caught.

When I was a victim of identity theft and got billed from a store I hadn't been in for something I never ordered, I went with the bill to a police station. The merchant that had a misdemeanor loss would file charges. But I was ignored when I wanted to file a felony complaint that would have been a more serious charge.

The final straw was getting attacked by police in my own home for obeying a police officers order. Like the black man that got shot, I couldn't read the officer's mind to do it his way instead of the way a rational person would do it using common sense.

As long as you can avoid the police or live some place where they do their job, it's safe.
MajorMitchell (1168 D)
09 Jul 16 UTC
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I've never been to the USA, and the older I get and the more I read, see about the USA the less interested I am in visiting... So my views are formed at a safe distance, several thousand kilometres away.

Two comments
There are way too many guns in circulation in the USA, and the nation appears to be incapable of implementing any meaningful reform of gun control. I'd suggest you all need to get some major changes happening on that.

Secondly, no matter how bad some police are, having an us versus them attitude won't help. Police have one of the hardest careers imaginable. The regular generally law abiding civilian population should engage with police, in a friendly constructive way to improve the relationships between civilians and Police. Police need to work at this as well, it's in their interests to do so.

Try policing a community when the civilians and private security industry distrusts the police, regards them as lazy and corrupt, compared to policing a community where there is a good relationship between police an civilians and the private security industry.
Macchiavelli (2323 D)
09 Jul 16 UTC
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Some cops are good, some are bad.
Some blacks are good, some are bad.
Some ppl are good, some are bad.

In Murica, most of the cops need better training, and better screening to weed out the racists.

Murica needs less guns, so cops aren't so scared of civilians, so they don't need to defend themselves from death every second of their life.

Murica needs a better education system, that teaches ppl not to be racist. More science and reason, less creationism. Go to church or private school for that.

Murica needs less Faux news, less radical right wing media constantly telling ppl to be racist hateful bigots.

Murica needs a better job market, so poverty isn't so common. Poverty creates criminals.

Murica has LOTS of problems, with simple (not easy) solutions; but too many republicans who are hard-core Nazi KKK racist homophobic maniacs.

The biggest problem is white, racist, republicans who will never let go of their guns or hate or bigotry.

And if Trump gets into power, this tiny little shooting will become a massive daily civil war, with many, many more murders than even murica sees today.

Tolstoy (1958 D)
09 Jul 16 UTC
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Funny, a few days ago we were celebrating a holiday which commemorates the slaughter of thousands of law enforcement officers who were "just doing their job" enforcing the duly enacted laws of King and Parliament, and now the nation is grief-stricken by the deaths of five black-clad storm-troopers who (as a class) are far more oppressive and trigger-happy than the redcoats ever were.

At least a thousand people - possibly many more - are killed by the police in America every year. Nothing is done about it. We see people shot in the back for running away from arrest and imprisonment from being behind in child support payments. A man shot for declaring he was legally exercising his right to be armed at a traffic stop - just as he was no doubt instructed to. A young man passed out drunk on a friend's back porch blasted at short range with a shotgun because he'd been fiddling with a hose nozzle a few minutes earlier. A schizophrenic homeless man beaten to death by a gang of cops (one of whom bravely proclaims at the start "see these hands? They're going to fuck you up!"). A petty criminal who dies from a broken spinal chord after being given a "nickel ride". Others killed for the "crime" of trying to make some money selling loose cigarettes or CDs. A church volunteer tasered to death for the sin of honking at a motorcycle deputy for going at a 4-way stop without having the right of way (this deputy would later go on to kill two more people in the next 18 months)... this list could go on and on and on forever; I'm even still going from memory here.

With one exception, none of the officers who committed these straight-up murders has faced any prison time. The more egregious offenders get tried by prosecutors who are either too fond or too afraid of the police to put on a real case against them, and inevitably walk after being acquitted by a jury stacked in the cops' favor by both the defense and the prosecution. All killer cops are actually rewarded with a paid vacation - something they even brag about when threatening to kill people on internet forums. Given such inducements, why should any police hero ever err on the side of *not* killing mundane citizens?

The various facets of police impunity like this were mentioned in the Declaration of Independence among the causes of the separation. Then as now, there is no prospect of undoing this great evil through protests or pleading with our political masters. What, then, is the solution? Someone obviously thought the answer was to go out and shoot a bunch of cops. I hope one of you people who are outraged by both police homicides (and other rampant criminality) and the gun battle in Dallas can detail some realistic political and/or social program that would resolve the crisis without violence.
peterlund (1310 D (G))
09 Jul 16 UTC
MajorMitchell wrote "I've never been to the USA, and the older I get and the more I read, see about the USA the less interested I am in visiting..."

A long time ago (early 90ies) I stayed some months in the US when I did my engineering Master Thesis at the University of Florida in Gainesville FL. Coming over there, the other students instructed me immediately what to do in case a police officer stopped you while out driving a car.

They told me:
1. Sit still; do not exit the car.
2. Put both your hands on top of the driving wheel and keep them there.
3. WAIT until the officer approaches the car. My friends informed me that the officer probably would come up from behind with one hand on his gun and knock on my door slightly from behind.
4. Now I should very slowly move my hands from the top of my driving wheel and open the window/door, while keeping both my hands visible to the officer.
5. Do not look at the officer; let him talk to you from behind where he feels safe from the potential threat that you may be.
6. Stay calm; answer only shortly and precisely on the question you are being asked.
7. When presenting your driving license be sure to reach for your wallet very slowly and only *after* being asked to do so.

Is it not very sad that my friends thought there was a need to give this kind of instruction to an engineering student arriving the first time into the USA?

Later on this actually happened! I was stopped for speeding in Florida. I was going 74 miles per hour on a 55 mph road. I remembered the instruction my friends had given me and followed it point by point. I got a fine of 128 USD. My friend told me I'd better pay it in case I ever would like to re-enter the USA, but this I have never have done after. The desire to got there has not been present.

Maybe me being a white guy helped me survive this encounter, but still I was shaken by the event afterwards.

@MajorMitchell. I agree with you that the ubiquitous presence of guns is the main problem. If the US somehow was able to reduce the number of guns (short pieces not hunting rifles) to the levels we have in Europe, I think the USA would become a much more human society. But as you concluded they "appears to be incapable of implementing any meaningful reform of gun control" which is very sad!
Randomizer (104 D)
09 Jul 16 UTC
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-08/mistaken-suspect-in-dallas-massacre-says-he-was-defamed

Facing death threats for being innocent and cooperating with the police to clear his name. Now that the police have killed the real shooter and decided that he acted alone, will they do anything? Their previous excuse was they were too busy finding the shooter.
MajorMitchell (1168 D)
10 Jul 16 UTC
Consider the noble philosophical ideals and principles expressed in the Declaration of Independence.
Now consider the reality of the American nation....

leon1122 (170 D)
10 Jul 16 UTC
Exactly, Mitchell. Taxes are in direct contradiction to the Declaration of Independence.
TrPrado (461 D Mod)
10 Jul 16 UTC
Except that the taxes were implemented by representative officials so no...


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faded box (100 D)
09 Jul 16 UTC
Quick Question
I'm trying to figure out if I can move from east Caribbean sea to the island "DOM" dominican rep."Modern dipo 2". Is there like a hex map I can look at, that shows all moves
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brainbomb (325 D)
09 Jul 16 UTC
What kind of cat food should I feed my cat?
I've been giving her surfin turfin treats. But I gave her a can of friskies the other day and she hardly touched it. Shes 5, and seems to eat too much actually.
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DammmmDaniel (100 D)
08 Jul 16 UTC
Pokemon Go
Any one else think that this game is great asf!!??!?!?!?!?! THIS IS MY CHILDHOOD IN REAL LIFE IM FUCKING FREAKING OUT
MY pkmn are actually really good as a side note ;) top 3 have over 200 CP :)
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glo2018 (1304 D)
03 Jul 16 UTC
Qustion about scoring system
in this game (http://95.211.128.12/webdiplomacy/board.php?gameID=92049#gamePanel) i saw a scoring system called Survivors-Win Scoring, but when i tried to create a game with this type of point scoring system i couldn't find it in the advanced settings. so, my question is, how do i create a game with this type of scoring system?
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abgemacht (1076 D (G))
08 Jul 16 UTC
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Mario Machine Learning on Twitch
https://www.twitch.tv/mikseri123321

If anyone is interested; we're doing some basic optimizations to get a computer to play Mario
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bo_sox48 (5013 D Mod (G))
06 Jul 16 UTC
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Turning Over a New Leaf
I just want to take a moment to say that I've been so proud of this forum in the last few days. The entire world has been buzzing with insanely controversial, easily polarizing political events in the past few days and we haven't had a vitriolic, stupidly biased thread so far. Kudos to everyone.
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Ogion (4059 D)
08 Jul 16 UTC
Weekend sitter needed for two early gunboat games
Hey folks,
I'm heading out for a weekend, and I have two 24 hour phase games that will need some builds and the like entered. Should be pretty easy.
Any takers?
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ssorenn (0 D X)
29 Jun 16 UTC
I'm in London for two days.
Where should I eat ??
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glo2018 (1304 D)
06 Jul 16 UTC
one more person
i have a live game starting in 2 hours called Amazing game (http://95.211.128.12/webdiplomacy/board.php?gameID=180862) i just need one more player, please join.
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steephie22 (182 D (S))
29 Jun 16 UTC
How much would building an island for a million people in international waters cost?
I'm talking excluding living supplies etc. Just building the island. Alternatively, an island chain will do too.

Just some big numbers-math for fun. Anyone wants to do an estimate?
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Valis2501 (2585 D (G))
04 Jul 16 UTC
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The Boston Massacre / webDip F2F tournament
As above, within this intertubelink:
https://sites.google.com/site/bostonmassacrediplomacy/tournament-info

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Halls of Mandos (789 D)
05 Jul 16 UTC
World Game
It's that time again!
I was thinking of starting a world game some time early August when I get home. Post below if interested:
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TrPrado (461 D Mod)
17 May 16 UTC
NBA Finals
We're now at the Conference finals for both West and East, and the first game was last night. What do you guys think? Could this be the Thunder's year to win it all?
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Hamilton Brian (739 D (B))
01 Jul 16 UTC
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Happy Canada Day
Someone had to start this thread. Happy 149th Birthday!
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KingCyrus (516 D)
27 Jun 16 UTC
Special Replacement Needed
Good evening webDip. I am in need of a replacement for a special rule UN game.
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paulyork64 (351 D)
27 Jun 16 UTC
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Brexit swiftly followed by Engxit
Congratulations iceland. You were great. We were garbage. I will support your campaign to be a supply centre on the diplomacy map.
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taos (281 D)
01 Jul 16 UTC
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taos is back!
Hi !
I am back to the game after more than a year.
If you know me so please join my game and if you don't know me join too.
Many changes since i was inactive?
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Valis2501 (2585 D (G))
23 Jun 16 UTC
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WDC 2016 #weaselmoot Live Thread
The 2016 World Diplomacy Championships are happening!

http://www.windycityweasels.org/wdc2016
https://twitter.com/WindyCityWeasel
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
22 Jun 16 UTC
Any exercise in hypotheticals
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160621-i-have-never-felt-sexual-desire

What do these people want? And are their demands reasonable?
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jengamaster (2078 D)
23 Jun 16 UTC
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Why do you simply save and not ready?
Unless you always save, or you always ready, which conditions lead to you choosing to do one or the other?
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brainbomb (325 D)
28 Jun 16 UTC
Game of thrones - S6 - reactions
Discuss.
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Crazy Anglican (213 D)
20 May 16 UTC
Vegetarians, Vegans, et al.
I am just getting started with this lifestyle change. I am leaning towards a whole foods plant based diet as in Plant Pure Nation. Any suggestions of things to try? Recipes? etc.
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????? (128 D)
27 Jun 16 UTC
Question: Can you message during builds?
I am new to the website. I don't seem to be able to message during the build phase?
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Jamiet99uk (443 D)
16 Jun 16 UTC
Mafia XXI Sign-Up Thread
This thread is for signing up to play PROHIBITION WARS, which is the 21st game of Forum Mafia. There are up to 22 slots available however the game can be played with less than this. I would ideally like 20 participants at least.
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WDC 2016 (0 D X)
25 Jun 16 UTC
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WDC 2016 Live coverage Sunday
Live coverage of World Diplomacy Championship Final Table.
9:00Am Sunday (East coast USA time)
Twitch.tv/diplomacycast
@DiplomacyCast for more info
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y2kjbk (5402 D (G))
24 Jun 16 UTC
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Higher stakes gunboat games
Stop on in for higher stakes gunboat games.
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