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krellin (80 D X)
08 Jun 14 UTC
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JMO Chastisement Thread
JMO, having now been seen as naughty in the eyes of the community, has thus earned public chastisement. Please chastise JMO here:

BAD!! BAD JMO! Bad, naughty, JMO! I think it's time for a spanking...
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steephie22 (182 D (S))
09 Jun 14 UTC
Foreign Control Diplomacy
A variant that puts even more emphasis on diplomacy.
I'll explain my idea with an example inside:
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Maniac (344 D (B))
10 Jun 14 UTC
Couple of players needed
25 webdiplomacy points bet, 24hr, WTA full press - I have 4/5 already, let me know if anyone else interested and I'll PM password - Reliable people only please
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Maniac (344 D (B))
09 Jun 14 UTC
FIFA Soccer World Cup
Place your bets
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Jamiet99uk (35 D)
07 Jun 14 UTC
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I'm back! Who wants to kill me?
So, since I'm back and I'm in no games, let's start one. Who wants to welcome me back from surgery by defeating me? I propose a classic game, PPSC, 24-hour phases, and a stake of about 25 D. Who's in?
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Jamiet99uk (35 D)
10 Jun 14 UTC
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In before mapleleaf
http://www.azfamily.com/news/local/Man-shoots-self-in-penis-with-girlfriends-pink-pistol-127317128.html
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President Eden (2427 D)
09 May 14 UTC
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WebDiplomacy Mafia: A How-To Guide
As above, below. I know y'all probably won't be able to resist but please don't post until I say so, so that there aren't any disruptions to those reading it.

inb4 tl;dr
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denis (864 D)
10 Jun 14 UTC
replacement for england live game
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=143179
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PSMongoose (2384 D)
08 Jun 14 UTC
Let's Discuss Music! - Too Many Hateful Threads!
Amidst the foul name-calling and abuse, let us create a shining beacon of constructive discussion! Post your favorite genres along with your favorite examples of artists and works from that genre.
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Victorious (768 D)
22 May 14 UTC
Biggest Loser Game
For the people who dropped out of the Gunboat Tournament, Who fancies a Best Looser Game? Its for the dropouts who would like to continue a bit. Its a best out of three, WTA, same scoring system and 36h phases.
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krellin (80 D X)
29 May 14 UTC
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Sowden the Patriot
http://www.nbcnews.com/feature/edward-snowden-interview/exclusive-edward-snowden-tells-brian-williams-u-s-stranded-him-n116096

Yeah....I've changed my view. He's a Patriot. Yes, he committed an illegal act...but sometimes a good man must break the law to do the right thing. Had he worked for Enron, he'd be a hero, a -, and the government would protect him. But when you are blowing the whistle on the government...
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mapleleaf (0 D X)
08 May 14 UTC
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If you didn't know how to wipe your own butt, and everybody refused to help you...
...would you just accept it, being happy and unique, or would you aggressively seek help to change?
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abgemacht (840 D (G))
09 Jun 14 UTC
Horse Racing
A few weeks ago, I jumped on the California Chrome bandwagon and discovered that I quite enjoy horse racing. I don't really know anything about races not in the Triple Crown though. Are there good ones I should be watching out for?
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ILN (100 D)
07 Jun 14 UTC
She Got Game
http://stream.aljazeera.com/story/201406041714-0023791

Should sexual harassment of women in online games have real world consequences?
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Fluminator (496 D)
08 Jun 14 UTC
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Too many topics about Mapleleaf. Let's make another one.
I muted all the threads about mapleleaf and it's like all the drama he's causing vanished. Fascinating how well that worked. (I guess I didn't mute this thread. That would be weird muting your own thread though.)
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Yellowjacket (835 D (B))
08 Jun 14 UTC
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The poo maple
As I was cleaning my mapleleaf, I discovered it was covered in poo. I got it all over my shorts. When I checked if it did happen, I got it all over my hands. I've washed them 3 times and they still smell like maplepoo.

Please advise.
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krellin (80 D X)
08 Jun 14 UTC
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Maplepoo Donations
Since it is quite evident to all that Maplepoo it yet another Canadian that really wishes he weren't, and he has obvious jealousy issue with the US - his desired dwelling place, but that his criminal record (or some such thing) is preventing him from becoming a US citizen, and thus he has taken to rather amusing constant stream of America bashing to try to soothe his saddened soul....let's take up a collection and send old maplepoo the biggest US flag we can find.
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Jamiet99uk (35 D)
07 Jun 14 UTC
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I'm back.
Hey gang. Having spent the last week in hospital, I'm back. Hopefully that was the last operation I'll need. Going to need to spend the next few weeks healing, but that'll give me plenty of time to join some games. Thanks very much to abgemacht for sitting my account for the last week.
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Maniac (344 D (B))
08 Jun 14 UTC
Quick question about NMR stats
When are they updated? A member's stats says he has never NMR'd but I know this is false - are stats only updated when the game ends?
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Ruisdael (1534 D)
07 Jun 14 UTC
An Idea for World Games
Most of my recent games have been World, and I've found that once you get 20+ units, the list of orders can become quite unwieldy. Since you develop different "fronts" involving different sets of units, it'd be really cool to be able to arrange my own units to I could keep all of my South American guerrillas separate from my Mongolian hordes (Inner and regular). Would this be simple/worthwhile to incorporate?
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timdamage (827 D)
08 Jun 14 UTC
Looking for 2 players, game starts in 4 hours
Game = Supersonic2
Password = vengabus

We had two late dropouts, looking for two players to join. 2 days/turn, 70 stake. Anyone welcome!
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mapleleaf (0 D X)
06 Jun 14 UTC
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american school shooting celebration and mockery thread.
S.P.U. baby. Two weeks after Isla Vista.
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Alpha@Omega (183 D)
07 Jun 14 UTC
triple crown
Who has bets in? Who is going to win?
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SYnapse (0 D X)
05 Jun 14 UTC
Boring forum
no threads that I particularly want to engage with at the moment. Somebody change this!
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bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
05 Jun 14 UTC
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So I Just Finished High School...
...I did the last assignment in my basement in pitch darkness with Pentatonix blaring in my face.

What do I do now...
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SYnapse (0 D X)
06 Jun 14 UTC
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D Day Anniversary
70 years ago today Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy facing an array of artillery, machine guns, mines and barbed wire. Boys as young as 15 or 16 fought on both sides.
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ERAUfan97 (506 D)
07 Jun 14 UTC
S.A.T.
anyone remember when they took theirs? People make it out to be soooo horrible but I took mine today and it seemed easy.
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NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
06 Jun 14 UTC
Defence Spending ..... interesting stats
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-27727486
pangloss (315 D)
06 Jun 14 UTC
They need that extra defence spending so they can put down the rebel province of Chinese Taipei.
mendax (321 D)
06 Jun 14 UTC
I would like to see some actual sources before believing the USA's claims about other country's military spending.
krellin (80 D X)
06 Jun 14 UTC
/\ buries head in sand...
Tolstoy (1958 D)
06 Jun 14 UTC
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"China has under-reported its 2014 defence spending by about 20%"

Says the country that does little accounting tricks like putting spending on nuclear weapons under the budget of the Department of Energy.
krellin (80 D X)
06 Jun 14 UTC
China has an aggressive space program, has gone to the Moon recently, has nuclear armed submarines on the seas now, etc.

You truly have to be an amazing dumbass to not recognize the China is spending shitloads on its military. The onyl question I have is *why* does anyone choose to be such a dumbass?
mendax (321 D)
06 Jun 14 UTC
Space programs are not part of military spending, so i'm not sure why you're including it.
krellin (80 D X)
06 Jun 14 UTC
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Ahhhhhh ha ha ha ha ha!!!! Oh boy....woooo hooo....ahhhh hah ah aha ha hah ah ah ah aha h ahahahaahhahhaaah ha ha ha....

Yes...rocket technology, satellites, etc....yeah, that has *nothing* to do with the military. No transferable technology...no cross-over tech that could be usable in either. In fact, their stellites aren't even watching us....

Ahhhhhh ha ha haaa h aha ah ha ahha hah ahaa <gurrgle...cough...sputter sputter..>

Stop it, you're killing me...
Draugnar (0 D X)
06 Jun 14 UTC
Really, Mendax, are you that naïve? If it weren't for space programs, we wouldn't have half our military tech. They are just R&D applied to "exploration" to avoid calling it military spending.
mendax (321 D)
06 Jun 14 UTC
Sure, there's cross-over tech. I am not denying that. I'm not sure why you made the leap there. However, by your logic, you could call all university funding part of military spending. That wouldn't, however, be either a sensible nor a useful thing to do.

Different sectors help each other. A strong financial sector can leave you in a place where you can threaten meaningful economic sanctions, for example. That does not mean that financial policy is a subset of foreign policy, as your argument would suggest.
Draugnar (0 D X)
07 Jun 14 UTC
First, our space program doesn't really exist anymore. We don't even have a launch vehicle now. And more than just some crossover tech existed in it. How many Apollo or Mercury crew were civilians? 0 zip nadda none. They were military pilots in the early days. Even throughout the shuttle's life, the commanders and pilots were all military. The majority of unmanned space launches today put military hardware in space. NASA is an extension of the military and should report at least half or more of it's spending as military spending.
steephie22 (182 D (S))
07 Jun 14 UTC
Wow... I just had an amazing brain wave. Thanks Draug for inspiring me. I might tell later what the hell I'm talking about :)

Come to think of it, it's rather far-fetched that I got this idea from your post since it's only a bit related...
krellin (80 D X)
07 Jun 14 UTC
@Draug, not to mention that a unbelievable amount of our high tech electronics come from the space program -> military -> civilians. You know those fancy pant smart phones the silly kids can't ever get their faces away from....thank the space program for that.
steephie22 (182 D (S))
07 Jun 14 UTC
Says the guy spending most of his time on the fancy internet...
Octavious (1717 D)
07 Jun 14 UTC
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Oh, does that mean European nations could start redefining ESA spending as military spending in order to meet NATO's 2% spending requirement?
NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
07 Jun 14 UTC
There is a story here and it is the fact that the USA spend over $450bn more than China, an incredible $600bn a year on defence spending.
Firstly why?, and secondly do US taxpayers give a damn, it sounds like an awful lot of cash when you compare it to everyone else.
Octavious (1717 D)
07 Jun 14 UTC
Party, of course, it's because a Chinese battalion is considerably cheaper to train and maintain than an American battalion. Partly it's because nations such as Germany significantly under spend o
Octavious (1717 D)
07 Jun 14 UTC
n their military. But mostly it's because the US is determined to have the ability to fight two major overseas fronts (or has that been reduced to one now?) and no one else has the ability to fight a single major front that isn't in their backyard.
Randomizer (0 D)
07 Jun 14 UTC
Spending is defined to make it hidden from the voters. One of those NASA space shuttles was reserved for military payloads until the military found out how "great" they really were. I think they only made one flight and went back to rocket launches.

The only real difference between a manned rocket and missile is how much you care about its condition when it lands. A manned rocket isn't supposed to make as big an impact.

China is still playing catch up with its navy so it can intimidate it its powerhouse neighbors of Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Phillipines into giving up resource rich sea territories. Just like Russia is with buying 2 amphibious landing carriers from France.


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denis (864 D)
07 Jun 14 UTC
Replacement in a live game
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=143078#gamePanel, England may go CD, replcement if any wants though it is an admitedly shitty position to take over
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AryavP (100 D)
07 Jun 14 UTC
Diplomacy What Up
Looking for two more players to join DiplomacyWhatUp
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