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Durga (3659 D)
30 Jan 17 UTC
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HDV as default
I'm wondering if the mods would consider making HDV the default setting because no HDV is trash.
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Chaqa (4160 D (B))
30 Jan 17 UTC
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Ideas for resistance
what should we be doing as WebDippers and internet citizens to combat creeping mod fascism?
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Jamiet99uk (443 D)
27 Jan 17 UTC
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Trump to publish weekly list of crimes by immigrants
This will include crimes involving *legal* migrants, not just illegals. Does it feel like mid 1930s Germany yet, or what?
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Condescension (10 D X)
30 Jan 17 UTC
You live in an alternate universe, ssorenn. Prove that muslims commit more terrorist acts per capita, let alone that 25% of muslims are radicalized. Prove that US green card holders haven't been vetted enough.
Condescension (10 D X)
30 Jan 17 UTC
My family came to the US as refugees in the 40's, was that a mistake too?
ssorenn (0 D X)
30 Jan 17 UTC
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You specifically condescation. Yes
ssorenn (0 D X)
30 Jan 17 UTC
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Oh. That was direct and personal. Did you cry?
ssorenn (0 D X)
30 Jan 17 UTC
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WTF is wrong with controlling boarders? Nothing. It's. 90 day ban till a processes can be put in place. Will some people's toes get stepped on. Yes. That's unfortunate. But hopefully the beaurocracy will be put aside. And they can find a way to expedite the process. If they don't, that's another conversation.
ssorenn (0 D X)
30 Jan 17 UTC
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I need to prove nothing. It's as mainstream an idea as there is. If it wasn't, I don't think we would be having this conversation
Jamiet99uk (443 D)
30 Jan 17 UTC
@ ssorenn:

"I want my tax dollars to go for the good of the people who rightfully belong in my country."

Do you not regard people who have already been through a lengthy vetting process and been given the legal right of permanent residency as "rightfully" being in the USA?
Jamiet99uk (443 D)
30 Jan 17 UTC
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"I need to prove nothing."

Says the man who cannot prove any of his claims.
Condescension (10 D X)
30 Jan 17 UTC
@ssorenn I was referring to anti jewish immigration propaganda in the 40's. You guys are identical to the isolationists then who advocated for staying out of the war and not taking Jewish refugees.

Also, I think a personal example works because *gasp* your side wants to subject refugees to death and starvation and torture by leaving them in these genocidal hellholes. It turns out that being able to see them as human beings helps.

But anyway yeah your side was saying the same shit in the 40's.
Condescension (10 D X)
30 Jan 17 UTC
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if you want to be internally consistent, then you can say that we shouldn't have taken Jewish refugees, and then we can all agree that you actually are a nazi. Otherwise, what's the difference between refugees from Syria in 2016 and refugees from Poland in 1940?
Condescension (10 D X)
30 Jan 17 UTC
http://www.snopes.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/dr-seuss-foreign-children.jpeg
Jamiet99uk (443 D)
30 Jan 17 UTC
What would Jesus do? Would Jesus build a wall and ban refugees? Would he?

You people are terrible Christians.
ssorenn (0 D X)
30 Jan 17 UTC
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Jamie. There are an unfortunate few. Beaurocracy sucks at its worst moments

Jamiet99uk (443 D)
30 Jan 17 UTC
"at its worst moments"

- this is definitely one of those.
ssorenn (0 D X)
30 Jan 17 UTC
Um no --- not close. You are a retard condescension
Condescension (10 D X)
30 Jan 17 UTC
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Why is it not close?
Condescension (10 D X)
30 Jan 17 UTC
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I have living family members who were in camps and they say that the rhetoric now from the right is not so different from how it was then. Chew on that.
Condescension (10 D X)
30 Jan 17 UTC
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Please outline how Syrian refugees are different from Jewish refugees in the 40's.
ishirkmywork (1406 D)
30 Jan 17 UTC
it is probably worse then that seuss cartoon because we are actively blowing up many of the countries that we are refusing to accept refugees from. it doesn't get more morally vile than that.
ssorenn (0 D X)
30 Jan 17 UTC
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I make no apologies for wanting a tougher vetting process. I have nothing against muslims I don't care what anyone's religious affiliation is. If it's possible to bet out radicals I'm all for it at whatever cost. If your a good human I'd love to have you here in this country. So what's 3 months in the scheme of things. Not much.
y2kjbk (5402 D (G))
30 Jan 17 UTC
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Can you name anything specific about the current 18-24 month vetting process that isn't sufficient or is it just some vague "terrorists are flooding the border" mentality motivating support for what you should know is Steve Bannon's contempt for successful brown people in America?
Condescension (10 D X)
30 Jan 17 UTC
Do you have any evidence for why the current vetting process isn't working?
Condescension (10 D X)
30 Jan 17 UTC
also, lol @ ssorenn dodging the question. Why should we not take refugees?
ishirkmywork (1406 D)
30 Jan 17 UTC
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i think the least convincing part of ssorenn's argument is the notion that we should settle down and trust that trump and his minions are going to proceed with soberness, thoughtfulness, consideration, empathy, and judiciousness. What the fuck have you seen in the past 2 years that makes you think this is going to just be a reasonable, temporary procedure? This is just a laughable, blind, naive position, unless you truly believe in president* trump.
ishirkmywork (1406 D)
30 Jan 17 UTC
making excuses for and smoothing over authoriarian impulses is how authoritarian governments take power. a tale as old as time.
MajorMitchell (1163 D)
30 Jan 17 UTC
Well the first reason you don't want to accept refugees or immigrants is that clearly the USA wants to win less Nobel prizes for scientific progress. ( I am advised that since WW 2 the USA has won slightly more than half the Nobel prizes in science, technology and health/medical fields and that slightly more than a third of the Nobel prizes won by the USA were won by immigrants / refugees, and a significant number have been won for the USA by the children of refugees.
It's Daffy Donald Trump's plan to improve the USA economy by dumbing down the "lumpenproletariat" and along with his other actions that are already "working nicely " and are " beautiful things" you can see the immediate benefits as the US dollar has taken a nosedive and is worth less as those idiotic Capitalists write down the US dollar. It's the best way to make the USA competitive, trash the US dollar so imports cost more and exports are more competitive. Now if Trump can abolish the minimum wage rate you're just about there, a newly minted banana republic.
Condescension (10 D X)
30 Jan 17 UTC
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More people die from lightning strikes in the US than from immigrant terrorists.
ssorenn (0 D X)
30 Jan 17 UTC
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I make no excuses retard. Go fuck yourself. I'm not sure trump wants power. I think he may be deregulateing the govt. that's not a power grab If you want to be a sheep, go ahead.
Condescension (10 D X)
30 Jan 17 UTC
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Ssorenn, why was it wrong for the US to deny Jewish refugees but not wrong for them to deny Syrian refugees who are escaping similar violence?

Please answer the question.
Condescension (10 D X)
30 Jan 17 UTC
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You definitely don't need to make any excuses, you can just admit to being fascist. Stop pretending.

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Matticus13 (3093 D)
30 Jan 17 UTC
Odds on Trump Serving/Not Serving Full Term
Current odds on Trump being impeached/resigning: 11/10
Serving full term: 8/11

Hypothetical: You have to bet one. What's your money on?
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captainmeme (1589 D Mod)
30 Jan 17 UTC
Petition to make Hidden Draw Votes the Default Setting
See title.
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Chaqa (4160 D (B))
30 Jan 17 UTC
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Petition to ban petitions
1. Chaqa
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Jamiet99uk (443 D)
30 Jan 17 UTC
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Petition to ban petitions to ban petitions, but permit all others that are not spammy
1. Jamiet99uk
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brainbomb (325 D)
25 Jan 17 UTC
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Unprecedented silencing of EPA, USDA, what is next
WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON?
Our national parks are being blocked from posting climate change data? The USDA, EPA are being bullied? What is this gestapo fucking horse shot?
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fiedler (1293 D)
21 Jan 17 UTC
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MAGA - what a great speech! Future looks bright.
Must be exciting to be an american today. Prosperity and optimism and winning are so much more fun than divisive bullying and globalist theft and war with russia. Plus Barron is hilarious. Glorious stuff! Good on you democracy.
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2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
30 Jan 17 UTC
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Chat on mobile bug?
When I open the in-game messaging window on mobile (Chrome, iOS) my country messages have been "resetting" to a past (earlier) message spontaneously, forcing me to scroll down in the tiny chat window to read the latest message. Anyone else seeing this?
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brainbomb (325 D)
10 Jan 17 UTC
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9 days sober
I feel different. Alot different. My anxiety is not as bad. I dont feel super angry
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leon1122 (170 D)
27 Jan 17 UTC
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Trump effort to defund sanctuary cities is a success!
Miami mayor has revoked the city's sanctuary status!

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article128984759.html
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yavuzovic (601 D)
29 Jan 17 UTC
Why I cannot create a Known World 901 game at the moment?
There is not choice. Could online players look at the game creator?
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Frothly (159 D)
29 Jan 17 UTC
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US judge temporarily halts deportations due to Trump's executive order
The ruling prevented the removal from the US of people with approved refugee applications, valid visas, and "other individuals... legally authorized to enter the United States".
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brainbomb (325 D)
27 Jan 17 UTC
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Site feature request
I was wondering if one of the programmery type mods could go into the source code for my account, and create an auto mute for me for any thread that contains a letter string of "Tr".
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Condescension (10 D X)
27 Jan 17 UTC
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Hey, conservatives
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tragedy_of_the_commons

Literally everything you need to know about why your economic theory is bunk.
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ghug (5031 D (B))
03 Feb 15 UTC
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ADVERTISE YOUR LIVE GAMES HERE
Advertise your live games here and only here.
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captainmeme (1589 D Mod)
26 Jan 17 UTC
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1v1 Showdown Stats
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DhYZtnNINPxREZGAVYY2vnFZtPPNmto180cUMNCJXfc/edit?usp=sharing

It's still very early on, but these will be updated as the 1v1 Showdown progresses.
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Chumbles (904 D (S))
27 Jan 17 UTC
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Feeling Crumpled and Trumpled?
Then send out your gunboats abd rule the world: No in-game messaging, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring!

http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=189779
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Chaqa (4160 D (B))
26 Jan 17 UTC
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Trump using police to steal candy from babies
THIS IS AN OUTRAGE! We can't let this stand.

#NoCandyForBabyTrump
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dannystores (0 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
Apple iPhone 6S Plus – 64GB Unlocked == $500
Apple iPhone 6s Plus 128GB Unlocked == $520
Apple iPhone 6S Plus – 64GB Unlocked == $500
Apple iPhone 6S Plus – 16GB Unlocked == $470
Contact: jjconrow1(@)gmail.com
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Hauta (1618 D (S))
27 Jan 17 UTC
Is Trump manipulating foreign currency markets?
Trump makes announcements that affect the Mexican Peso (usually negatively) and yet his financials are a mystery. Is it possible that he is personally trading on the markets that he can influence so much or am I being paranoid?
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JamesYanik (548 D)
27 Jan 17 UTC
DOOMSDAY IS HERE
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/26/science/doomsday-clock-countdown-2017.html?_r=0
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goldfinger0303 (3155 D Mod)
26 Sep 16 UTC
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Announcing the 2016 WebDiplomacy World Cup!
Come one, come all! This storied tournament is a clash of nations, so gather your pride and some comrades in arms to show this site why YOUR Country/Region is better than the rest!
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WyattS14 (100 D (B))
27 Jan 17 UTC
Gun boat classic game 16 hour phases
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=190232
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brainbomb (325 D)
26 Jan 17 UTC
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THa Govarnment is full of Jipsees, Tramps and Theieves
Prasident Tramp plans to is ban abba, jipsees and all origami from entering America. #Freedom yo
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
26 Jan 17 UTC
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CIA and ongoing covil disturbance in the US...
https://theintercept.com/2017/01/25/seymour-hersh-blasts-media-for-uncritically-promoting-russian-hacking-story/

Tl;dr the CIA posted an opinion piece, the media incritically reported it as true.
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Yoyoyozo (177 D)
26 Jan 17 UTC
Yoyo live gunboat series.
Gunboat. 5min/phase. Every Sunday at 4pm CST. I'll post in this thread when a new game goes up, with in dept End of Game Analysis at the end, for open discussion. Post here or PM me to express interest.
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djnogueira (240 D)
25 Jan 17 UTC
Last turn of a certain dead player can capture province?
Consider Autumn turn. A player has a single original supply center. His last unit is somewhere else.
His last supply center is captured. He will be dead when Fall begins. However, he is in a position where he can capture one of my many supply centers. Will I lose that supply center in the Fall if he moves to that providence?
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principians (881 D)
26 Jan 17 UTC
why is switzerland so rich?
First video in english of this channel, you might find it interesting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSLs5G4SPP4
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