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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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Condescension (10 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
(I agree that liberals are pretty humourless)
Condescension (10 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
Reagan was the worst thing to happen to conservatism. Nixon was dope as shit and Reagan fucked it all up.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
and god appointed the condensation to rain his dew drops of wisdom on a parched world :(
Condescension (10 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
Dude, you spend way more time here spouting your life stories than I do.
Lethologica (203 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
"It's funny because the people RESPONSIBLE for global warming and the such ARE the big cities."

VERY mixed research assessments on this as far as I can tell. See e.g. the below:

http://www.livescience.com/13772-city-slicker-country-bumpkin-smaller-carbon-footprint.html
http://news.berkeley.edu/2014/01/06/suburban-sprawl-cancels-carbon-footprint-savings-of-dense-urban-cores/
http://www.zdnet.com/article/un-cities-contribute-70-percent-of-global-greenhouse-gas-emissions/
https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2009/mar/23/city-dwellers-smaller-carbon-footprints
https://green.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/04/01/the-comparatively-green-urban-jungle/
Lethologica (203 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
www.mdpi.com/2071-1050/3/8/1234/pdf
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
condensation dude you have no life story.
JamesYanik (548 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
@lethologica

I don't care about where the gases are coming from, I care about who is demanding the energy the gases are a byproduct of.
JamesYanik (548 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
Energy costs: predominantly urban
JamesYanik (548 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
Rather, non-rural
Condescension (10 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
Brad: brags about how old and mature he is

spends hours arguing with people he calls children

the absolute madman
JamesYanik (548 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
@lethologica

That last link is VERY interesting, high income consuming LOTS of energy... Makes sense too, but the super high income usually are business owners, which rely off of concentrated urban masses for business or consumer goods, factories for production as well
Lethologica (203 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
Most analyses of carbon footprints do not naively say "the emissions were produced in this place ergo this place is responsible for emissions," Yanik. They're, y'know, consumption-based?
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
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the absolute madman ...
i never claimed sanity. and this is my current obsession. eventually i will tire of it and move on to something else. and condensation will continue to fantasize in his parents basement dreaming of phantom wealth and internet fame
slypups (1889 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
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@CAPT_Brad: "In this present crisis..."
There wasn't a present crisis until Trump took office. He's creating the crisis.
leon1122 (170 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
This actually proves the flaws of communism. People are selfish by nature and will abuse what is given to them. That is why you can't have commons, which are communistic by nature.
JamesYanik (548 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
http://www.nardep.info/uploads/Brief17_RuralEnergyConservation.pdf
http://urban.ias.unu.edu/index.php/cities-and-climate-change/

Yes, but they separated urban, semi-urban and metropolitan. for the sake of argument, I am going to put these in the class of "non-rural"

the one advantage the non-rurals have are public transportation, which isn't even all cities. London is a stellar example of city starting to transition, but unfortunately this doesn't seem to be catching on everywhere else.

More importantly, the waste is still coming from non-rural households. rural households are "30% larger but use only 10% more energy." the efficiency is in the rural setting, and also 90% are in an urban area, so the vast majority are responsible for the major inefficiencies.
JamesYanik (548 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
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@Lethologica

that one was for you, I'm sorry you had to scroll past leon's ravings to see my response
Lethologica (203 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
More efficient per square foot is not more efficient per person. That's just efficiency rebound. As there is only 1% more people per household and 10% more energy used per household, according to the source you cite, it's at the least unclear whether rural areas are actually more efficient.
Lethologica (203 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
Also worth noting: according to that source, rural homes use 50% more electricity, which kind of ruins your claim about urban homes having 'the most massive electricity costs'.

Meanwhile, since we're acknowledging that the impacts of utility-scale renewables on birds and bats is a problem that people have to work on (and are working on), it should at least be noted that fossil fuels aren't exactly great for the local wildlife either.

But of course you make your intentions clear--this is all just an excuse to indulge your hate-on for urban life. Pardon me if I don't want to help you pump it.
JamesYanik (548 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
@Lethologica

Don't misquote me

I never said "urban homes having 'the most massive electricity costs'."

I said

"It's funny because the people RESPONSIBLE for global warming and the such ARE the big cities. They have the most massive electricity costs,"

big cities DO. If you're talking about energy consumption and who is the one controlling it, corporations in big cities. Urban housing does make up some of it, but industrial areas (which can be rural or urban, but that has nothing to do with rural housing) make up massive amounts of it too! PLUS you're not taking into account cities that have Factories OVERSEAS which produce CO2.

Apply that same argument to the rural area, and i don't see many fortune 500 companies set up in some small town.

"Meanwhile, since we're acknowledging that the impacts of utility-scale renewables on birds and bats is a problem that people have to work on (and are working on), it should at least be noted that fossil fuels aren't exactly great for the local wildlife either."

well of course not, they've kill millions of HUMANS in pollution alone. I'm not some big oil guy.

"But of course you make your intentions clear--this is all just an excuse to indulge your hate-on for urban life. Pardon me if I don't want to help you pump it."

i don't like urban life, that's a personal preference. When I say Urban Life can be BAD, i mean it. If a city develops because a community has radical technological development and a thriving city economy can unfold, i'm fine with that. London is one such example coming off of WWII, and it is a city that I actually would enjoy living in.

But cities that only develop because of pure consumption of non-renewable goods? We've seen what happened to boom towns centuries back, but these cities become the framework for our economy. These generally turn out to be high crime high pollution, or at least in SOME of the city.

If you're someone who likes cities, the suburbs, or the country, that's all fine. It's when you've created a consumerist glut on our economy and then demand federal subsidies and healthcare for the massive poverty rates to fix up the shambles, i like it less.

still, #notallcities i'll concede that to you
JamesYanik (548 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
@lethologica

on my previous post

"Urban housing does make up some of it, but industrial areas (which can be rural or urban, but that has nothing to do with rural housing) make up massive amounts of it too!"

i should have added a stipulation that the industrial areas whether they're urban or rural generally are controlled by large corporations, generally in cities.

Nonetheless, the amount of production they send overseas for creating products/capital and carbon emissions is also massive

Lethologica (203 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
I did misread, my mistake.

I don't disagree that a lot of business and industry is in some way ultimately urban, but at that point your advocacy against having cities risks a baby-bathwater issue.
slypups (1889 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
People are not all selfish. But selfish people think everyone else is selfish, so hard for them to understand that there are many who are not.
JamesYanik (548 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
absolutely fair
JamesYanik (548 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
my rant was VERY over the top i apologize on that account
Tolstoy (1958 D)
29 Jan 17 UTC
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"Literally everything you need to know about why your economic theory is bunk."

Actually, the Tragedy of the Commons is a fantastic argument for privatizing everything, and against socialism.

Resources are well husbanded by people or organizations who own them and have a stake in their continued productivity. You may want to read Mises' "Human Action" (for starters) before you make smug and childish comments like this that make you look stupid.
Condescension (10 D X)
29 Jan 17 UTC
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There exist commons for which the entire planet has a "stake in their continued productivity". Hence why we cannot privatize them. I am not against corporations.
Condescension (10 D X)
29 Jan 17 UTC
Classic conservatives not interpreting opposing arguments charitably.
WolfsBane626 (245 D)
29 Jan 17 UTC
Don't worry, Trump will fix it, so stop talking you commy pigs

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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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