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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 (4027 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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Matticus13 (3111 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 (4027 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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Jamiet99uk (443 D)
27 Jan 17 UTC
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They know it's bunk, Condy. They just don't care because they think it will benefit them personally, and who cares if their fellow humans lose out?
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
27 Jan 17 UTC
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condensation, just dry up
slypups (1889 D)
27 Jan 17 UTC
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Pretty much right. Although it's called it's called the "Conservative" Party, and not the "Greedy" Party, that's pretty much branding. There's a fundamental difference in views there about people helping themselves and counting on others to do the same, and people looking to make everyone better, even if it means giving up advantages themselves. Curiously, we see this dynamic happen all the time in WebDip with regards to alliances and solo efforts.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
27 Jan 17 UTC
this my new symbol '[;-)
JamesYanik (548 D)
27 Jan 17 UTC
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I'm sorry if you don't understand the differences between:
1. only helping yourself
2. helping others
3. being forced to help others

i've never done this but i might have my first ever muted thread.
Octavious (1720 D)
27 Jan 17 UTC
You can see my house from that field. The woods behind is where we get holly at Christmas :).
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
27 Jan 17 UTC
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Young libertarians are so cute.

Old libertarians are so ugly.
Condescension (10 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
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Coercive agents can be in the interests of the community. You clearly don't understand the point of my link, James. Until people become perfectly ethical (lol), we need coercive governments to regulate behaviour.

Libertarianism is deluded high school shit.
JamesYanik (548 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
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@Condescension

I like it when the community decides what "coercive agents" there should be, rather than extreme appropriation of such decisions to the federal gov't. I also support preventive measures against Market Failures. My only criticism of socialized healthcare is the fact it has quite a bit of economic burden that it places on a country, and it generally increases poverty rates.

But you can call me a libertarian all you want...
Condescension (10 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
@sly you're kinda missing the point.

I actually don't think conservatives are especially greedy. I think they are naive.

The reality is that most people are greedy, and we need the government to prevent a race to the bottom. See: economic, environmental, criminal regulation.
Condescension (10 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
@James the whole point is that we live in a "global community". The commons of the 21st century are the domain of all mankind. This is why only large-scale governments can regulate it.

If you just have a bunch of cities using their own environmental law, you still get a tragedy of the commons - you have cities competing with each other, rather than people.

Which is better, but still not sufficient.
JamesYanik (548 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
Also when your OWN link says

"Although commons have been known to collapse due to overuse (such as in over-fishing), many examples exist where communities use common resources prudently without collapse."

perhaps you're participating in pseudo-paraphrasing for your own benefit. who knows?
Condescension (10 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
James.

You are fundamentally misunderstanding my point. My point is not "tragedies of the commons exist, so we're fucked".

My point is that we need to develop new social structures (in the form of government regulations) so we don't all get shrekt.
Condescension (10 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
Because in the status quo, the global community is NOT one of the communities you're referring to.
Condescension (10 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
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Trump supports:

Deglobalisation
Nationalism
Arms races
Environmental deregulation

In what way can any of these things be said to respect the commons? Trump is the King of racing to the bottom.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
condensation is a deluded little high school shit.
Condescension (10 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
@CAPT mind responding to any of my points or do you just feel like spouting ideology today? :^)
Condescension (10 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
Brad doesn't believe in communal property. So naive! Sad!
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem. From time to time we've been tempted to believe that society has become too complex to be managed by self-rule, that government by an elite group is superior to government for, by, and of the people. Well, if no one among us is capable of governing himself, then who among us has the capacity to govern someone else? All of us together, in and out of government, must bear the burden.
Government is like a baby. An alimentary canal with a big appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.
You and I are told increasingly that we have to choose between a left or right, but I would like to suggest that there is no such thing as a left or right. There is only an up or down
They say the world has become too complex for simple answers. They are wrong. There are no easy answers, but there are simple answers. We must have the courage to do what we know is morally right.
Government's first duty is to protect the people, not run their lives.
overnment exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
I live in a community property state. thus your point is moot condensation
Condescension (10 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
Can you address any of my points rather than spouting ideology?

I agree, the government shouldn't run your life. But you say the government should be there to protect us; doesn't the government have an obligation to protect communal property, like the environment?
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
* quotes from Ronald Reagan
Condescension (10 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
Brad....

I don't mean community property as in the marital property laws....

Dude... you have really poor reading comprehension.
Condescension (10 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
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Condescension tells Brad not to spout ideology

Brad responds by literally quoting Reagan

:^)
JamesYanik (548 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
@Condescension

on Trump's desires:
"Deglobalisation" i agree he's a shit. let people do as people want
"Nationalism" stupid concept but so is religion. i'll give him a pass
"Arms races" yes. he is shit
"Environmental deregulation" environmental deregulation is a little overgeneralizing. in the end i kind of agree, but the EPA has been a shit show. type in "orange river, EPA" and see the results.

and now, a rant!

It's funny because the people RESPONSIBLE for global warming and the such ARE the big cities. They have the most massive electricity costs, and everytime they plug their prius in thinking they're saving the earth, they're using energy gotten from fossil fuels in Oklahoma!

So then disproportionately the big-gov't voters are liberals in city who effectively are saying "we need more gov't to regulate ourselves!" Because they never learned self control and it's their constant demand for commodities that's created these gluts.

They keep growing, and somehow it's the small kid in a rural area who says "can we just live as a small community, we've done it for literally over a century now with low crime rates and low pollution and..." but gets roared at NO IT'S NOT POSSIBLE as the eventual march towards a complete globalist society stomps forward.

Like even the Kibbutz in Israel, they're communes, but the can function on a small scale!

The answer is simple: our resources are limited. Cities are using too many resources. We should cut back on Cities. NOPE. We need massive funding of alternative energy programs, even though wind farms and solar panels and dams all have their own protesters saying it's messing up bird migration patters and destroying the environment, and subsidies ALWAYS either 1. FAIL or 2. create monopolies in the industry

Some people turn to Nuclear, but the federal gov't is so inept they haven't even checked like half of our nuclear stockpile of warheads in the last decade to see what condition they're in, so we're way behind on that game.

Using big cities as a prerequisite of something that must be regulated upon must-have is where you're losing me! It's an AWFUL place to live, crime, pollution, no sense of real community, zero nature.

If you want to live in a city, fine. Don't blame the guy sitting out in the middle of nowhere enjoying life on the problems that you created, and then try to take his rights away because of your "global community"

Take the rights of the people in the cities away if they're screwing around with our ecosystem so much. Christ I'm sorry about this rant, it's been a long day.
Condescension (10 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tragedy_of_the_commons

You have some reading to do!
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
if you have seen my previous postings on the environment you can find my answer there. if not either look for them and then comment or not.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
Dude... you have really poor reading comprehension.
you have no humor like most liberals. that was a pun, boy!
Condescension (10 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
Decent rant. I don't think you can just wave the environment away by saying it's up to people's individual consumer choices. Again, race to the bottom.

Instead, we need to regulate consumption and industrial production. Which will disproportionate impact urbanites. But which urbanites nonetheless disproportionately support.

People critizing nuclear, wind or solar are all idiots btw. I don't give a shit about some birds. GCC is an existential threat, bird migration patterns are not.
Condescension (10 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
So Brad, when asked to respond to a point, instead:

quotes reagan
makes a dumb joke to handwave an argument
tells me to look somewhere else for his arguments





Greaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat

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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 (4027 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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