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VashtaNeurotic (2394 D)
08 Jul 17 UTC
Vash's Point Giveaway
Guys. I have too many points. I need to get rid of them. Who wants to take them?
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acamer4 (1022 D)
30 Jun 17 UTC
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diplomacy reality show concept
Hey everyone, I wanted to share these "test run" episodes I made of a reality show about a game of diplomacy. http://www.diplomacyshow.com/about.html
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
03 Jul 17 UTC
Happy 4th
For him, Independence Day is a celebration of genocide. A number of tribes and nations contacted for this story expressed various levels of discomfort with the holiday. https://m.mic.com/articles/121671/native-americans-have-nothing-to-celebrate-on-july-4#.0sqTmzhvW
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dargorygel (541 D (G))
06 Jul 17 UTC
1812 and Fireworks and Putin
And NPR
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Onar (116 D)
08 Jul 17 UTC
replacement russia needed
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=201151
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Egathetos (337 D)
03 Jul 17 UTC
Question on moves
Unit A attacks an enemy unit. At the same time units B and C support HOLD unit A.
What is the defensive strength of unit A? Is it 2 beceuse it is supported by 2, or is the support wasted because unit A is attacking rather than holding?
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brainbomb (284 D)
06 Jul 17 UTC
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NPR blasted for tweeting passages from Declaration of Independence
http://www.wsbradio.com/news/npr-declaration-independence-tweetstorm-confuses-some/QOsQcr9EDmyAyb8LUHICeM/
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TrPrado (441 D Mod)
06 Jul 17 UTC
Come on, Leon, stop being a fascist.
brainbomb (284 D)
06 Jul 17 UTC
You are a libertarian. Didnt you vote hillary
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
06 Jul 17 UTC
Yes
Ogion (4263 D)
06 Jul 17 UTC
Lol

What you produced was actually the same definition, just written from the perspective of a racist and bigot who is getting denounced over and over for their shitty conduct who is turning to a strategy of behaving like a brat. All you did was hand that bullshit perspective a megaphone. And libertarian? So, you are, what, 16?
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
06 Jul 17 UTC
I didn't want a blithering idiot president and was thus highly disappointed by Johnson. For me it was always between him and Clinton.
Ogion (4263 D)
06 Jul 17 UTC
And I realize reading comprehension isn't something you've got a lot of training in, but I accused the snowflake author of being a neofascist, not you. Your more like Vichy French.
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
06 Jul 17 UTC
College made me libertarian.

I started with the Hobbesian notion that government should protect citizens from one another. Then I added the notion that that includes government officials are included in that because government is often used as a tool of oppression.

Though my willingness to accept some regulation would lead some purists to call me a fake libertarian.
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
06 Jul 17 UTC
Government is a major tool of oppression and therefore needs limitation.
LeonWalras (409 D)
06 Jul 17 UTC
I think you're a neoliberal.
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
06 Jul 17 UTC
I like economic freedom but I'm fully on board with regulations where they're needed and would hope to make sure their effects don't disproportionately affect small businesses.
LeonWalras (409 D)
06 Jul 17 UTC
It's like libertarianism but with more corporate welfare.
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
06 Jul 17 UTC
"Where they're needed" including prevention of:

Fraud
Causing direct harm to consumers, and
Placing workers in the way of harm or abuse
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
06 Jul 17 UTC
Small, local businesses > giant, self-sustaining corporations
LeonWalras (409 D)
06 Jul 17 UTC
So you want to break up the banks?
Ogion (4263 D)
06 Jul 17 UTC
Actually, that philosophy sounds very liberal. After all having regulations to protect people from, say, corporate misbehavior is why virtually all regulations exist. Libertarians and conservative share a view that people and corporations ought to be free to harm whoever they can profit from harming
trip (462 D (B))
06 Jul 17 UTC
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The desire for complete deregulation of corporations is one of the reason I cant be Libertarian. They would send the country back to the time of company towns.
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
06 Jul 17 UTC
"So you want to break up the banks?"

I'm not entirely sure it's necessary to prevent crisis.

Ogion:

The difference between myself and liberals is that I feel liberals have a tendency to overregulate. For example I feel corporate income taxes do more harm than good but both Democratic candidates indicated they disagreed with that notion.
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
06 Jul 17 UTC
Most people over associate libertarians with minarchists or anarchists.
Ogion (4263 D)
06 Jul 17 UTC
Do you have any evidence for that? Another difference between liberals and everyone else is that we use evidence
Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
07 Jul 17 UTC
Nobody understands what a libertarian is. Most people in this thread probably are one. Libertarians don't want complete deregulation. We want sensible, reasonable regulation. Conservatives regulate social interactions too much and the economy not enough while liberals regulate both too much.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
07 Jul 17 UTC
@"For example I feel corporate income taxes do more harm than good but both Democratic candidates indicated they disagreed with that notion."

How do corporate income taxes do harm?

Also, makes me think, putting limits on a thing often forces creative solutions - like twitter, the limit of a 144 character message is a good thing; it created a new format.

So maybe taxes and regulations are good for corporations.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
07 Jul 17 UTC
Moderate Hillary supporters think you should become women with girl penises
orathaic (1009 D (B))
07 Jul 17 UTC
@Manwe, trust me, i am no libertarian. I know, i am leaning more toward anarchism every day, but i would never want to get rid of the state only for it to be replaced with corporate power. Regulate the corporations more and the people less.

Though i believe in a classless society, which makes me a solid socialist. Pity we've never had anything close to a classless society... Communism is shitty, so is Capitalism, but at least it gave me this internet.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
07 Jul 17 UTC
dreamers are kids. and no special preference. i do think they should be able to apply at consulate offices in the US rather than apply from their home country
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
07 Jul 17 UTC
the last eight years were a totalitarian democrat nation
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
07 Jul 17 UTC
http://ftp.iza.org/dp9606.pdf

Higher corporate taxes cause decreased wages.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
07 Jul 17 UTC
LOL you cant make these people up.

probably educated by progressive leftist teachers more intent on keeping their job than educating children
Ogion (4263 D)
07 Jul 17 UTC
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Actually, no, socialism gave us the Internet. The basic infrastructure was entirely done through public money
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
07 Jul 17 UTC
Are you sitting comfortably, children? Then I have a creative task for you. Tell me, is this poem from the Bush era, still relevant today?

'When the president talks to god

Does he ever think that maybe he's not?

That that voice is just inside his head

When he kneels next to the presidential bed

Does he ever smell his own bulls**t When the president talks to god.

I doubt it. I doubt it.'

This, ladies and gentlemen, is what is being taught in British schools. Teachers asking children to think about Trump and his bulls**t. And whether he smells it.

Do they smell their own I wonder? I doubt it, I doubt it. Even as my suspicions have been growing about the indoctrination of our young children by so-called liberals, so has the number of stories arriving in my inbox.

Worried parents whose little kids come home repeating opinions they have been taught in school, rather than lessons, wondering how they should talk to the school about it without getting their kids into trouble.

Children being taught that Trump is a bad man and a racist. That Brexit is wrong. That the correct answer is Clinton.

A young man aged 17 from Hertfordshire was ostracised from his politics class for daring to admit he supported Trump. He was told by the teacher to have 'less strong views' and was isolated by his class.

Eventually he dropped the subject completely because no one would sit with him or talk to him.

A child isolated for his opinion and hounded for his views.

Another worried mother, Rachel from Solihull recounts that her eight-year-old came home from primary school and asked her why she liked Trump when he is a racist and hates women.
The child had been shown the news, told by his teacher that Trump hates women, Muslims and Mexicans and is a Bad Man.

Elsewhere, a headmaster of a secondary school in Chester gave a lecture featuring his own brand of politics, alarming the kids about the state of the world.

He said he hoped to see his pupils again next week 'if Trump has not pressed the nuclear button by then', and sent them home with a newsletter reinforcing his point.

And then this from a mum in Bournemouth

'My seven-year-old daughter came home from school saying she had been learning Donald Trump's job is to take care of all the people but he doesn't because he is a nasty evil man.

'I asked her why, and she said ... in school they had been shown a newspaper of a little girl holding up a sign saying 'not my President' because Trump had held a book and sworn to take care of all people but he lied.

'Because American people don't have newspapers, they cannot see what a horrible man he really is and what he is really like. And a lady wanted to be president and she actually got more votes than him. But they still let him win. And that's not fair.'

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4194048/KATIE-HOPKINS-liberal-brainwashing-schools.html#ixzz4m6IEQRIG
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
07 Jul 17 UTC
Other parents also told of assemblies for twelve-year-olds in Swindon in which Donald Trump's ban on refugees entering the country had been compared to the Holocaust.

Small children in Chelmsford were taught in morning assembly on June 24 following the vote for Leave that 'your parents will be very sad tonight. They might even be crying. Because people who do not want us to be friends with Europe voted the wrong way'.

Clearly, children need to be aware of the news and current affairs. I buy my own children a children's newspaper so they can form their own views.


KATIE HOPKINS: Schools are supposed to teach kids HOW to think for themselves, not WHAT to think. So why are so many liberal teachers bullying and brain-washing children with their own intolerant views?

By Katie Hopkins for MailOnline

Published: 16:28 EDT, 5 February 2017 | Updated: 08:12 EDT, 17 February 2017

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Are you sitting comfortably, children? Then I have a creative task for you. Tell me, is this poem from the Bush era, still relevant today?

'When the president talks to god

Does he ever think that maybe he's not?

That that voice is just inside his head

When he kneels next to the presidential bed

Does he ever smell his own bulls**t When the president talks to god.

I doubt it. I doubt it.'

This, ladies and gentlemen, is what is being taught in British schools. Teachers asking children to think about Trump and his bulls**t. And whether he smells it.

Do they smell their own I wonder? I doubt it, I doubt it.
Thirteen-year-old children were given this poem in a 'creative writing task', and were asked to imagine 'how Trump would react'
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Thirteen-year-old children were given this poem in a 'creative writing task', and were asked to imagine 'how Trump would react'

Even as my suspicions have been growing about the indoctrination of our young children by so-called liberals, so has the number of stories arriving in my inbox.

Worried parents whose little kids come home repeating opinions they have been taught in school, rather than lessons, wondering how they should talk to the school about it without getting their kids into trouble.

Children being taught that Trump is a bad man and a racist. That Brexit is wrong. That the correct answer is Clinton.

A young man aged 17 from Hertfordshire was ostracised from his politics class for daring to admit he supported Trump. He was told by the teacher to have 'less strong views' and was isolated by his class.

Eventually he dropped the subject completely because no one would sit with him or talk to him.

A child isolated for his opinion and hounded for his views.

Another worried mother, Rachel from Solihull recounts that her eight-year-old came home from primary school and asked her why she liked Trump when he is a racist and hates women.
Video playing bottom right...

The child had been shown the news, told by his teacher that Trump hates women, Muslims and Mexicans and is a Bad Man.

Elsewhere, a headmaster of a secondary school in Chester gave a lecture featuring his own brand of politics, alarming the kids about the state of the world.

He said he hoped to see his pupils again next week 'if Trump has not pressed the nuclear button by then', and sent them home with a newsletter reinforcing his point.

And then this from a mum in Bournemouth

'My seven-year-old daughter came home from school saying she had been learning Donald Trump's job is to take care of all the people but he doesn't because he is a nasty evil man.

'I asked her why, and she said ... in school they had been shown a newspaper of a little girl holding up a sign saying 'not my President' because Trump had held a book and sworn to take care of all people but he lied.

'Because American people don't have newspapers, they cannot see what a horrible man he really is and what he is really like. And a lady wanted to be president and she actually got more votes than him. But they still let him win. And that's not fair.'
This poster was pinned to a classroom wall by a teacher
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This poster was pinned to a classroom wall by a teacher

Other parents also told of assemblies for twelve-year-olds in Swindon in which Donald Trump's ban on refugees entering the country had been compared to the Holocaust.

Small children in Chelmsford were taught in morning assembly on June 24 following the vote for Leave that 'your parents will be very sad tonight. They might even be crying. Because people who do not want us to be friends with Europe voted the wrong way'.

Clearly, children need to be aware of the news and current affairs. I buy my own children a children's newspaper so they can form their own views.
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I am not arguing teachers shouldn't offer up the facts of the world and allow children to form a view.

I can accept that many teachers believe Trump to be an odious individual and/or that Trump equals hate.

And I have heard the argument that it is right that teachers should teach children to be inclusive and to stand against hate, and by this logic teachers have a duty to speak out against Trump. But this is a sleight of hand. Deductive reasoning that has lost its way.

The opinion that Trump equals hate is not a fact. It is a view.

Schools are doing exactly what Remainers did when they tried to foist hate on to Leave voters by claiming ownership of the phrase 'hope not hate'. As if they had rights to the word hope, and everything else was hate.

Many teachers seem to believe their opinions are right and, therefore, all other viewpoints are wrong. And they are are indoctrinating our children with their beliefs.

This is not teaching children how to think. This is teaching children what to think.

I spoke to a teacher earlier who called me to confirm categorically that this is what she is seeing inside schools, too. She can be honest with her students about the fact that she supported Leave — she would never lie to them, after all — but she does not dare repeat her views in the staff room, where prescribed-think prevails.

What is going on inside our schools is a disgrace. It needs blowing wide open.

It is wrong to teach children what to think. It is wrong, if not professionally incompetent, to have young school kids make banners, then take them out on a protest and be photographed doing so.

And it is truly terrifying that adult teachers are willing to humiliate children because of their beliefs, or to isolate young people with their hands in the air to support Trump when an entire assembly full other kids AND their teachers thrust their hands up in opposition.

Being a minority voice is still brave. Even if the minority voice is from the right wing.

It's more frightening still to bully a child into giving up a subject altogether because their opinions and views are 'too strong', and quite blatantly too 'wrong'.

If you wonder why young people often seem so weak, perhaps it is because in school they were never allowed to think strong or to stand strong for their own beliefs — only for the beliefs of their so-called teachers.

I urge young people to stand strong for what you believe. And I implore parents, to stand strong for your children. Surely they deserve the opportunity to learn how to think, before a teacher tries to tell them what to think as well.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4194048/KATIE-HOPKINS-liberal-brainwashing-schools.html#ixzz4m6Ix1Oj2
Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook


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brainbomb (284 D)
07 Jul 17 UTC
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Hillary Clinton found guilty on 237 charges
Treason, Money Laundering through her foundation, illegally checking her facebook, illegally deleting an email from a south african prince who left her millions in his will, Regecide, criminal neglect, intent to have intent, causing rising sea levels, orchestrating the murder of rival DNC members, 9/11, and a whole host of other charges ranging from multi-accounting to impersonating Jesus. Lock her up. So glad this criminal investigation paid off.
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CAPT Brad (40 D X)
07 Jul 17 UTC
Federal Judge Denies Motion Challenging White House Travel Ban
HONOLULU — A federal judge in Hawaii is leaving Trump administration rules in place for a travel ban on citizens from six predominantly Muslim countries.
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Hippopankake (80 D)
06 Jul 17 UTC
Wtf
I just met a Spanish facist who when we showed a photo of a freedom fighter statue in our country. He motioned a pistol and shot it.
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Randomizer (100 D)
06 Jul 17 UTC
Hobby Lobby's Christian Values
http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/05/us/hobby-lobby-ancient-artifacts-trnd/index.html
http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/06/us/hobby-lobby-bible-museum/index.html

Hobby Lobby believes their version of the Bible is more important than the law.
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Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
29 Jun 17 UTC
Is it happening?
Market is acting pretty strange, has it begun?
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
06 Jul 17 UTC
Battery free phone
https://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/6ljt26/batteryfree_phone_harvests_ambient_energy_to_make/
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Zach0805 (100 D)
05 Jul 17 UTC
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CNN found the Reddit user who created the WWE wrestling meme
http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/04/politics/kfile-reddit-user-trump-tweet/index.html
This is just sad. A news organization so triggered by a meme that they would go after the poor guy and threaten to release identity to get an apology and is still threatening to release his identity. You can argue if it was appropriate that Trump tweeted this but this is not ok. This is freedom of speech and he might get severely punished for it. Apparently CNN never understood that "1984" is fiction.
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Jacob63831 (160 D)
02 Jul 17 UTC
Hi
Hello
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Ezio (1746 D)
02 Jul 17 UTC
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I'm all out of things to say
I just wanted to tell everyone that I have nothing more to say.
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
20 Jun 17 UTC
On this day...
In 1937, exactly 80 years ago, the women's day massacre occured in Ohio.

'Police' hired to prevent union workers fighting for their rights, killed 16 and injured over 280. Violence is ok, so long as you claim to represent the state...
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
05 Jul 17 UTC
Shock tactics, and how to resist them
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w44lApffH30
Naomi Klein, on Trump and shock tactics.
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markradar29 (375 D)
05 Jul 17 UTC
Takeover Russia
Would anyone like to take over for me in Quevega?
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Ezio (1746 D)
03 Jul 17 UTC
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The most official MAFIA game ever.
Mafia 29.5 "Totally not a popularity contest or RNG"
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Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
03 Jul 17 UTC
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OFFICIAL MAFIA XXX SIGN-UP THREAD
See inside for game details.

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Februarius II (100 D)
04 Jul 17 UTC
The Diplomatic Pouch
The e-zine of the Game of Kings

http://www.diplomatic-pouch.org/Zine/S2017M/index.html / https://www.facebook.com/TheDiplomaticPouch;
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Hippopankake (80 D)
04 Jul 17 UTC
People
Need one more player for classic game called Europe is at war
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brainbomb (284 D)
03 Jul 17 UTC
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OFFICIAL XXX SIGN UP THREAD
see "inside" for details..
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Fluminator (496 D)
29 Jun 17 UTC
American President Tier Ranking
I'm curious to see people's rankings of American presidents. Here's mine.
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Drydoc (346 D)
03 Jul 17 UTC
Modern diplomacy need tenth player
I'm looking for a tenth player in a modern diplomacy game called "war is life". Any takers, message me. It's 2 day phases. Pauses are to be expected.
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Hippopankake (80 D)
03 Jul 17 UTC
Need players
Need new players for a modern game just two more to be exact
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Flame (100 D)
03 Jul 17 UTC
Napoleonic variant. RELEASED!
Napoleonic variant from FireHawk is fixed and avaliable for playing here:
http://server.diplomail.ru/variants.php?variantID=101
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brainbomb (284 D)
01 Jul 17 UTC
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Is it happening?
My ghost rating is acting pretty strange, has it begun?
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bo_sox48 (4869 D Mod (G))
30 May 17 UTC
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MAFIA XXIX - OFFICIAL GAME THREAD
See inside. Please do not post until the game begins.
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