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brainbomb (284 D)
01 Jul 17 UTC
Is the voter fraud investigation a distraction?
Is it Republican Data mining? Beating a dead horse? Or all of the above. It feels like its designed to help Republicans gain shitloads of unsolicited free information about voters. Why else would they need such data? Why not trust the states - many of which are Red states to uphold fair elections.
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Valis2501 (1197 D (G))
29 Jun 17 UTC
Claiming To Represent Flynn, GOPer Sought Clinton Emails From Hackers
https://www.wsj.com/articles/gop-operative-sought-clinton-emails-from-hackers-implied-a-connection-to-flynn-1498770851
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Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
09 Jun 17 UTC
300 Point Game
Anybody down to play a 5 min phase anonymous gunboat? I'll need to give final approval for all participants, but if you'd like to express interest, do so in this thread. I'm thinking 07/01/2017 at 5pm EST.
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leon1122 (170 D)
27 Jun 17 UTC
CNN Exposed In Undercover Sting - Producer Admits Russia Story Fake News
http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-27/cnn-exposed-undercover-sting-producer-admits-russia-story-fake-news-pushed-ratings
LeonWalras (409 D)
27 Jun 17 UTC
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By Tyler Durden. Seems legit.
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
27 Jun 17 UTC
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Oh I'm just laughing at all this angst in the USA about did/did not the Russians interfere in your elections...like the US government has never interested in elections in Russia, South America etc.. What hypocrisy, the US government is a serial "interferer" in elections in other nations.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
27 Jun 17 UTC
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Wolf blitzer is fake news
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
27 Jun 17 UTC
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Bloody typos...should be...."like the US government has never interfered with elections...." They're a serial offender
Fluminator (496 D)
27 Jun 17 UTC
I'm what the average person would call a "conspiracy theorest" leon, but even I think zerohedge is very bad. You probably don't want to get your sources there.

Also, can't plus 1 Major Mitchell enough.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
27 Jun 17 UTC
In other news, CNN reporter has opinion.
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
27 Jun 17 UTC
It's MO for both the CIA and Putin's underlings to meddle in elections. The coverage of the Russia investigation is obviously tilted one way. But the investigation itself has a pretty bipartisan "It happened" conclusion from agencies and senators alike, and that Trump himself is warming up to.
leon1122 (170 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
@Flum, the video is linked at the bottom.

@Jeff *CNN producer
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
28 Jun 17 UTC
For health...

There's also at no point in the conversation any indication what about "the Russia thing" may or may not be bullshit in the eyes of someone in charge of feel good health articles.
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Of all the things you could've gone with to bash CNN today, you went with the one that was easier to poke massively deflating holes in.

As opposed to the one that led to a story being retracted.
leon1122 (170 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
That story is already well-known.
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
28 Jun 17 UTC
And the one you posted is well known and also incredibly lacking.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Just the tip of the fake news iceberg
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
28 Jun 17 UTC
I guess that's one way to describe James O'Keefe.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Must be something to the Okeefe video if three CNN executives resigned over it....hmmmm
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
28 Jun 17 UTC
They resigned over an incident involving Scaramucci. Nothing to do with the James O'Keefe story.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Jun 17 UTC
more fake news^
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
28 Jun 17 UTC
I criticized leon for going with the O'Keefe story instead of the one that involved Scaramucci, was retracted, and led to three people leaving CNN. James O'Keefe's over-edited faux reporting has led to nothing.
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
29 Jun 17 UTC
And I like Sting, as bass players go, he's up there with the best ..him and the chap from The Who..
Randomizer (100 D)
29 Jun 17 UTC
A producer was caught wanting ratings. Is there any producer that doesn't want ratings? After all networks want ratings so they can get more money from advertisers. Did the company that filmed this not want ratings?
ND (879 D)
29 Jun 17 UTC
Yeah CNN is fake news. That's been known for a long time.
Randomizer (100 D)
29 Jun 17 UTC
Like the pro-Republican ones don't run fake stories.

Rush Limbaugh got caught with the fake Clinton ordered trees cut down at the Grand Canyon for a better back drop only to have the park service produce photographs showing there were never any trees there. Or sued successfully for libel and then violating the court order when his paperback version carried the false story he had agreed to remove.

Or the more recent PizzaGate scandal. I'm still waiting for someone to find the secret rooms and children.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
29 Jun 17 UTC
Yeah, CNN reporters resigned but Faux News Reporters get promoted.
Valis2501 (1197 D (G))
29 Jun 17 UTC
http://thehill.com/homenews/media/340118-cnns-van-jones-okeefe-russia-nothingburger-video-a-hoax

CNN's Van Jones on Thursday responded to a secretly recorded video released the previous day by conservative provocateur James O'Keefe. Jones wrote that his words in the video were taken out of context "to pull off a hoax."

In a piece published on CNN.com, Jones said "the people on team Trump" are "living in a fantasy world" if they think the video vindicates them.

The previous day, the political commentator and host appeared to say in a video that CNN's heavy coverage of possible collusion between President Trump administration officials and Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign was "just a big nothingburger."

“The Russia thing is just a big nothingburger. There’s nothing there you can do," Jones said in the video to a person who introduces himself on the street as someone who had met Jones "in Palm Springs" a few years ago.


Jones appears to recognize the person he is speaking to, but does not seem to know he is being taped.

“If you take any one line of my argument out of context, you can use it to pull off a hoax. That’s what O’Keefe’s minions did,” Jones wrote in the CNN article.

“The notion that I think Trump is innocent of all wrongdoing in Russiagate is ludicrous. But perhaps the people on team Trump can afford to live in a fantasy world," he continued.

“Did I mean that there is ‘nothing’ to the allegations that members of team Trump colluded with the Russians and then tried to cover it up by firing FBI Director James Comey? No - and far from it,” he wrote.

“In other words, no evidence is going to emerge (‘THIS WEEK,’ soon, or maybe ever) that is powerful enough to force the craven GOP to oust Trump," he added.

Jones also wrote that he thinks "there probably was collusion” between the Trump campaign and the Russians.


CAPT Brad (40 D X)
29 Jun 17 UTC
the secret rooms and children are at Randomizer's house. See Palin's map, X marks the spot!
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
29 Jun 17 UTC
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there probably was collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians; it was about crowning Miss Russia as Miss Universe
leon1122 (170 D)
30 Jun 17 UTC
Not fake news. CNN has verified that the videos are legitimate.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/2017/06/27/cnn-shrugs-off-veritas-video-trump-lashes-out-network/432423001/
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
30 Jun 17 UTC
They happened but they're hyper-edited. That's misleading for the sake of generating a point, which is fake news.
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
30 Jun 17 UTC
Compare "shrugging it off" to how CNN reacted with the whole Scaramucci thing. Story retracted, 3 people leave job.
Fluminator (496 D)
30 Jun 17 UTC
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I fully believe the mainstream media is for the most part fake news, and project veritas is doing a fantastic job of mucking things up.
Secretly recording people and taking things obviously out of context is a great way of making alternative media look sketchy as heck.
diplomat61 (283 D)
30 Jun 17 UTC
"I fully believe the mainstream media is for the most part fake news"

I fully believe that Fulminator's post is entirely fake news. Why? No one can be that stupid.
Fluminator (496 D)
30 Jun 17 UTC
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Poor diplomat. He's one of those people. Good luck in life bud.
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
30 Jun 17 UTC
There are a few different levels of fake news. There's Paul Horner fake news that is a completely fake story that is sensational fiction that only exists to confuse people into clicking a link and sharing on Facebook. And at the other end there's MSM style fake news which is giving real stories an opinionated political slant that may be misleading for the sake of ratings.

The former is what was initially called fake news. The latter you can use to learn some information as long as you're willing to discern the facts from the opinions.
jason4747 (100 D)
01 Jul 17 UTC
Who was it that said "Trust but verify?"

Read all news sources, then apply unbiased critical thinking. From criticalthinking.org:

"Critical thinking is the intellectually disciplined process of actively and skillfully conceptualizing, applying, analyzing, synthesizing, and/or evaluating information gathered from, or generated by, observation, experience, reflection, reasoning, or communication, as a guide to belief and action. In its exemplary form, it is based on universal intellectual values that transcend subject matter divisions: clarity, accuracy, precision, consistency, relevance, sound evidence, good reasons, depth, breadth, and fairness."


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Dorian (239 D)
01 Jul 17 UTC
Non-random picks
Is it possible to have non-random picks for custom games and tournament play?
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Deeply_Dippy (458 D)
29 Jun 17 UTC
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RIP Jim-Bob Burgess
Yesterday, Doug Kent of Diplomacy World announced the passing of Jim Burgess - one of the Hobby's most consistent and valued publishers.
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mfontecilla (301 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
New Player Registering Error
Hi guys, hope you're doing well. A friend of mine is having issues opening an account, however the validation keeps saying "Mailer error: SMTP Error: Could not authenticate." Does anyone knows how to solve this?
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SuperMario0727 (204 D)
26 Jun 17 UTC
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Diplomacy Strategy: Sphere Theory
First and foremost, this "theory" is based on articles written by other members of the Diplomacy community. This thread is simply an elaboration of those ideas.

This "theory" attempts to craft a general strategy for the game that can be used as a guideline for players.
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cb6000 (100 D (S))
29 Jun 17 UTC
New fleets only game
Game where players build only fleets. Rule change results in non standard openings. gameID=201181. Pw = boats4
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
30 Jun 17 UTC
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Status, wealth, racism, and maybe some socialism.
So at the moment US republicans are trying to make sure access to healthcare is dependent on wealth. But discrimination based on status goes a long way back...
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The_Meep (100 D)
29 Jun 17 UTC
New player - submitting support orders
Hi. Could someone please explain the syntax for submitting a support order? It shows up as: Army at X support move to Y from Z.
So, X is the supporting army. But is Y the Army that is being supported or the territory that they are attacking?
Thanks!
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brainbomb (284 D)
30 Jun 17 UTC
Have you ever been to Hell?
Some people have near death experiences and claim they see white light and hear heavenly music. Some have even claimed to have been to heaven and come back. But has anyone ever been to Hell? Like they go into a coma or have a near death moment and learn theyre going to hell?
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Randomizer (100 D)
21 Jun 17 UTC
EU court says coincidence is good enough
http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/21/health/vaccines-illness-european-court-bn/index.html
Court ruling that scientific proof isn't needed to blame a drug for illness. Just get enough cases to establish cause and effect.
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CommanderByron (858 D (S))
28 Jun 17 UTC
NORTH CENTRAL PA F2F Inquiry
My restaurant is looking to host a game night; I do not have a date or time but are there 7+ people in the area or willing to travel to Williamsport PA; if such an event were planned?
10 replies
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Scrub (236 D)
29 Jun 17 UTC
Live game
I've always wanted to try a live game and today I actually have a free day. Please join gameID=201182 and post more live games to join
0 replies
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WildcatSir19 (347 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Known World
How do you start a game of the variant Known World?
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peterlund (1310 D (G))
27 Jun 17 UTC
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US image - steep decline
But I guess you don't care... ;(
http://www.pewglobal.org/2017/06/26/u-s-image-suffers-as-publics-around-world-question-trumps-leadership/
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Yoyoyozo (182 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Largest pot game ever?
In September I'm going to start a game titled "Wrath of the Titans."
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MajorMitchell (1033 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Contest to decide if Dipbro Brainbomb is real
World games, anonymous and names, Classic Anon and names, Classic, HDV & RP...all only five points to enter....passwords, crack them if you can ( they're very simple )
8 replies
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Hippopankake (80 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Need person
I need 1 more person for a modern game there is no password modern-8 is the games name
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Hamilton Brian (741 D (B))
25 Jun 17 UTC
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GB 3 Game Tournament
Being in the middle of a pretty long, drawn-out game, I feel the need to flex some tactical muscle. I'd like to propose a 3 game, semi-anon, 24 hour phase, WTA series. Preference is for a high reliability (<80%) and moderate to high GR. 25 to 50 point buy-in. Once we get the 7, games will be created and PW messaged out.

1) Hamilton Brian RR 98%, general GR position of 177
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wel_120984 (124 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Question about dislodgement and support
Hi guys!

I've been playing Diplomacy for one year but now I'm re-reading the rulebook and I've bumped into one question.
5 replies
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Maru (100 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Authentication is broken
Authentication is broken, people can't make new accounts.
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Jamiet99uk (436 D)
27 Jun 17 UTC
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Magic Money Trees
The UK's totally bankrupt Prime Minister, Theresa May, told nurses they couldn't have a pay rise because "there isn't a magic money tree".

But this week there was £1.5 billion of magic money to give to some extreme-right Northern Irish homophobes with strong connections to terrorism.
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Wiza Mastermind (0 D X)
25 Jun 17 UTC
Unhelpful Allies
Quick question, does anyone get annoyed by allies who send you messages saying really obvious things about what other countries did last turn or where you could easily get a SC. Basically all the information that is super clear that everyone could figure out but they decide to tell you anyways. Am I the only one who feels this way?
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brainbomb (284 D)
25 Jun 17 UTC
Braimbomb in vegas
So I just won 2.50$ after spending 23.00$. Ohhhh yea baby VEGAS
34 replies
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brainbomb (284 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
GATORS ARE NATIONAL CHAMPS
Hell yes. Florida just won the CWS for the first time in school history.
6 replies
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bakay_ilya (100 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
hey
Let's play blitz the game ,missing 1 man
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AngrySeas (346 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Home Game
Is there a way to run a game from one computer? In a face to face game, players would submit their orders to the moderator who logs them into the program for resolution, afterwards updating the public board. Does anyone know how to make this work?
4 replies
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Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
20 Jun 17 UTC
Limited Libertarian Location
Thread for Libertarians to be selfish and greedy without the chiding from those on the left and right. It's our ball and we're taking it home!
22 replies
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