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Valis webDip Invitational 1 EOGs
gameID=155106

Boy is Valis going to be surprised.
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Oneshot0813 (80 D)
12 Apr 15 UTC
New Modern Diplomacy Game Called " European Conflict-4"
The game is set to start in 2 days, and each phase length is 1 day 12 hours. Here is the link should you be willing to play.
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=158549
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Thucydides (869 D (B))
10 Apr 15 UTC
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Message from a redneck
https://www.facebook.com/video.php?v=490803234401060
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Marlen (20 D X)
11 Apr 15 UTC
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Most Ridiculous BS That TV Audiences Believed
What are some hilariously ridiculous things that television (and newspaper) fans actually believed? Here are some good ones off the top of my head that fit into this summary:
1. CNN says Isis lures western girls with nutella, emojis and kittens
2. Gadafi was giving viagra to his troops for his raping campaign
3. The Iraqi army while at war decided to make stopovers at hospitals to throw babies out of incubators and let them die on the the floor
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What's the worst thing that ever happened to you after you ate Chinese food?
My wife got food poisoned from some "chicken" last night. I wanted to see what other fun experiences you guys have had eating Chinese take out.
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cb6000 (149 D (S))
11 Apr 15 UTC
a question about bulgaria
On my board Bulgaria has an east coast and a south coast. On this site it has a north coast. How did this come to be? Thank you.
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Marlen (20 D X)
10 Apr 15 UTC
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South America Variant
I have no friends. So between my mom and dad and two siblings we play the 5-player South America map. I searched "Diplomacy South America Strategy" and only get Risk results. I am always the first to lose and my parents laugh every time and tell me to make myself useful and do the dishes while they enjoy a game with their real children. Any help?
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Porthmeus (104 D)
11 Apr 15 UTC
Effects of Voting for a draw
What affect does voting for a draw have on the amount bet or value of the pot in a game?
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jmspool (100 D)
11 Apr 15 UTC
Diplomacy mentioned in controversial Buzzfeed gaming post
Yes, you read that right. Buzzfeed somehow made a post about gaming controversial.

This is the post: http://www.buzzfeed.com/tomchivers/monopoly-sucks
You'll see that Diplomacy gets high marks.
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yassem (2581 D)
08 Apr 15 UTC
Just next killing of a black man by white cop
And though all the arguments have already been spoken I am just honestly amazed that we don't a thread about it yet.
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KingCyrus (512 D)
09 Apr 15 UTC
It is idiotic to punish a cop for using force when necessary. Absolutely have consequences when there were alternatives. But such a broad statement will punish officers who served valiantly.
bo_sox48 (4499 D Mod (G))
09 Apr 15 UTC
Firing a bullet before firing a taser seems illogical to me. Any death at the hands of an officer should result in an investigation. If it turns out they were justified and exhausted all alternatives, great. If not, there you go.
trip (562 D (B))
09 Apr 15 UTC
OK, bo. I'm going to throw a revolver and a can of mace at your feet, then sick a methed up, raging 300lb lunatic on you. Do you exhaust all your options?
rkane (463 D)
09 Apr 15 UTC
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Police in the US have killed 319 people so far in 2015, an average of 100 a month. They killed 1,100 people in 2014. This is a serious problem with training, attitude, culture, everything. Most of their victims are black. http://killedbypolice.net
bo_sox48 (4499 D Mod (G))
09 Apr 15 UTC
Trip, are you that much of an asshole? All *reasonable* alternatives. Happy now?
SamH (148 D)
10 Apr 15 UTC
The problem isn't so much that the cop killed someone in any of the major cases in news stories. The problem tends to be that it was unneccissary(or at least that the point is arguable), that it is unfairly directed against african americans by a white officer and that the police officers keep in getting unfairly exonerated without any real trial. In most of them they are not even indicted. The current case is notable because the officer will actually be tried and because the officer not only shot a running suspect in the back but then tried to plant evidence. I agree that there are times to shoot but there is a difference between self defence and shooting a fleeing person in the back. Also in Britain, which is the best example, but several other countries as well, the police don't need a weapon because they don't arm all the civilians as well.
Tolstoy (2033 D)
10 Apr 15 UTC
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"Most of their victims are black. "

Wrong. Nearly a majority of victims of police homicides are white. The obsession with race is a part of the reason this issue is never going to being dealt with - the media doesn't care about whites murdered by the police because there's no race angle (and when there is, for example, with a white victim being killed by a non-white police officer, it's politically incorrect to make note of the fact), and a lot of whites possessing varying degrees of racial prejudice - conscious or unconscious - see nothing but black faces as police shooting victims on TV and just assume there's something wrong with black people that forces cops to shoot them.

This issue is never going to be addressed until it is divorced from race. It's wrong for cops to kill people who pose no threat. Simple as that. It is truly sad that so many people care more about race than whether or not the police should be shooting an unarmed man in the back over unpaid child support.

When race is the chief consideration in public concern about police homicides, it gives a green light to police homicides that don't have the correct racial calculation and drives away a lot of people who would otherwise be concerned about the issue.
Tolstoy (2033 D)
10 Apr 15 UTC
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And all of you proposing various legislation to fix this problem need to ask yourself something: how do you propose to overcome the immense political power of the police unions to get these ideas enacted (and enforced)? Law Enforcement unions are among the highest contributors by dollar amount here in California to political campaigns, their mailers have a lot of sway with voters "concerned about crime", they have lots of political "inside knowledge" about the workings of government to which the general public is not privy, and they are not above blackmail and extortion to get their way (and when caught red-handed doing that sort of thing, there's no one around to prosecute them!).

Ideas are all well and good, but when the legislators who should be enacting them are either too beholden or too afraid of the police to enact them, what then?
rkane (463 D)
10 Apr 15 UTC
I was mistaken. Only 26% of those killed by police in the US are black, not a majority. Source: http://www.alternet.org/news-amp-politics/map-shows-exact-location-every-black-person-killed-cops-2014
bo_sox48 (4499 D Mod (G))
10 Apr 15 UTC
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You make it sound so simple. I'll make it simpler.

White Americans make up ~72.5% of the population.
Black Americans make up ~12.6% of the population.

"Nearly a majority of victims of police homicides are white."

That's under 50%. You didn't give an exact number. Regardless, the USA is 72% white. If you have that big of a discrepancy, you have a race issue. I'm not unwilling to say that this is a race issue stemming from all of the other racial discrepancies in the United States, but it most certainly is, one way or another, a race issue.
Marlen (20 D X)
10 Apr 15 UTC
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The real question is what percentage of actual suspects are killed by the police. Apparently whites are killed at a higher rate than blacks. More blacks are killed per capita then whites but significantly more blacks are actual criminal suspects, so if focus on the actual suspects, the numbers seem to show whites are being discriminated against.

But the real key is that the police are pieces of shit. The media needs to hide that fact, so they change the legitimate anger towards the police into anger against white people - and they try to get white people to be peer/group pressured into actually supporting these criminal police. The media has also been trying desperately hard to create racial conflict, so they kind of get a two-for-one when they only cover stories of blacks being killed by white cops.
fiedler (1293 D)
10 Apr 15 UTC
Hahahaha Marlin are you gainfully employed? What do you do? Presumably you are not a 'piece of shit'....
Tolstoy (2033 D)
10 Apr 15 UTC
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Apparently Bo_sox is in favor of affirmative action for police homicides - the police just need to kill enough white people to make the numbers even out and everything will be cool.
fiedler (1293 D)
10 Apr 15 UTC
Yes, and white civilians will have to get off their white sofas and kill some blacks in order to even out with the number of white people that black criminals kill every year. Yet oddly there's no outrage about that from fools like bo-sox. Probably due to an ingrained prejudice against white people (aka racism).
rkane (463 D)
10 Apr 15 UTC
Too often we mistake a racial element for what is actually a class element. I suspect that 90% of the victims of police caused deaths are poor or lower class regardless of race.
bo_sox48 (4499 D Mod (G))
10 Apr 15 UTC
I forgot the longstanding custom of not talking to Tolstoy because he makes terrible arguments and responds to criticism with evasion tactics and pathetic hyperbole. Sorry everyone, I will remember next time.
Marlen (20 D X)
10 Apr 15 UTC
"Gainfully employed" that is an interesting choice of question... and phrasing. I sit on vasts sums of wealth and spend my time on cruise ships yelling at the staff to make myself feel superior, if you must know.
fiedler (1293 D)
10 Apr 15 UTC
Thought so!
X3n0n (216 D)
10 Apr 15 UTC
The relative difference between black and white suspects killed might have nothing to do with race. I'm too lazy to check the numbers, but superficial knowledge suggests that the difference might be due to socio-economic position. Ie.:

whole population B/W make-up: 72 % white (I guess this is not true anymore, but let's stick with it), 12.6 % black

Now let's suppose that victims to police shooting are chiefly among the poorest 40% (I guess this is true, but I'm happy to be corrected if not). Suppose now, that the share of blacks among those 40% approximates twice their share of the whole population, then we would have ca. 25.2% and that whites only make up 40% of the poor quintiles, then we are roughly at the estimated share of police shootings. "The racist component" would then only consist in the relative difference of poorer B and W population. For the blacks we have both numbers, ie. ca. .8%, which still represents 88 (notice the Heil Hitler component!) for 2014. The more pressing problem though is with police-lower class relations and/or lower class violence (and the police's reaction). Rather then just blaming everything on racism, one could instead focus on police's trigger happiness (eg. stronger punishments and inquiries of police killings) and on measures against lower class violence (eg. restriction of access to ammunition, just as with tobacco).
Tolstoy (2033 D)
11 Apr 15 UTC
Apparently, the genuine hero who took the video of this murder is a working stiff who can't afford to make ends meet and could use some financial help:

https://life.indiegogo.com/fundraisers/support-feidin-santana

For those who care, he looks black.
Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
11 Apr 15 UTC
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A guy applies for a job with the L.A.P.D.

Inspector says "These are the best qualifications I've ever seen, just one more test before you get the job. Take this gun, go out and shoot six black guys and a rabbit."

Guy replies "Why the rabbit?"

Inspector says "Fantastic attitude, you've got the job!"
Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
11 Apr 15 UTC
STOP RESISTING
https://i.imgur.com/weyCVl6.gifv
https://www.reddit.com/r/gifs/comments/326ub1
mendax (321 D)
11 Apr 15 UTC
ACAB


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Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
11 Apr 15 UTC
Putin wrong again of course
http://i.imgur.com/87Pcu6V.gifv
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yassem (2581 D)
06 Apr 15 UTC
Rolling stones
Am I wrong here?
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JamesYanik (548 D)
11 Apr 15 UTC
Star Wars: The Original Trilogy vs Prequels
time to see which ones of you I hate
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Mapu (362 D)
10 Apr 15 UTC
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Important Webdip Survey
I'm doing a non-sanctioned survey of how many people visit the site over a weekend. Please +1 this post so I can get an accurate count. I will then share my findings with the site admins to make improvements. Thanks!
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Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
10 Apr 15 UTC
EOG for 7 pls
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VashtaNeurotic (2394 D)
21 Mar 15 UTC
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MAFIA VII: Let’s Have JJ Abrams Direct It (The Winter of Websteros)
See inside for details.
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CommanderByron (869 D (S))
06 Apr 15 UTC
Mandatory Voting: Dicsuss
Is mandatory voting, as seen in Australia, good for a democratic society or counter-intuitive to the base beliefs of democracy? Discuss.
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MaximillianTheFirst (174 D)
05 Apr 15 UTC
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Westeros Diplomacy
http://boardgamegeek.com/thread/829950/game-thrones-diplomacy-variant

I can't be the only ASOIAF fan who wants this.
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MadMarx (35554 D (G))
28 Mar 15 UTC
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R.I.P. MadMarx
(March 27, 2008 – March 27, 2015)

Eulogy / “End of webDiplomacy” within
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JamesYanik (548 D)
07 Apr 15 UTC
Social Classes
Are social classes good? And I don't this turning to political discussion, I just want to know whether a concentration of wealth in a select few is good for society as a whole. Have we simply never seen social classes in an unabused system?
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taipan (100 D)
09 Apr 15 UTC
Surrendering and deleting finished games from the list of games
I am now playing here for about a month and have not been able to find out : (1) how to surrender from a game and (2) how to delete finished games from the list of games I am playing. Can someone help me please ? It must be very easy I suppose ! ;-) LOL
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Mapu (362 D)
09 Apr 15 UTC
Google Translate Game
I'm getting a Google Translate game going on vdip -- please check it out and join. Could be fun.
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thdfrance (75 D)
09 Apr 15 UTC
Masters Weekend
Hoffman's 5 under after the first round, Schwartzel made the first eagle, what else does the weekend have in store?
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bo_sox48 (4499 D Mod (G))
08 Apr 15 UTC
Tsarnaev Guilty
The verdict comes in quickly and justice is done. May he rot.

http://tinyurl.com/qf8s26p
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yassem (2581 D)
08 Apr 15 UTC
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"Getting Myself McFired"
So I just read this.
http://www.vice.com/en_uk/read/getting-myself-mcfired
What an act of great bravery exposing the rotten core of capitalism, right?
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
09 Apr 15 UTC
Right to be Forgotten vs Freedom of Speech
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD37vwUD8Us
Discuss.
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jbalcorn (429 D)
09 Apr 15 UTC
NSA Surveillance
How to get Americans to care that their government is engaging in illegal spying. www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEVlyP4_11M
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Lanium (105 D)
08 Apr 15 UTC
JamesYanik: banned
Meta/No reply. Good riddance?
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TheMinisterOfWar (509 D)
09 Apr 15 UTC
The Dutch are the pinnacle of evolution
http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2015/04/did-natural-selection-make-dutch-tallest-people-planet

Science, so it's true.
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Ges (292 D)
03 Apr 15 UTC
Thoughts on Modern Diplomacy II?
Hello, I'm returning to WebDipWorld after an absence of several years. I am interested to know what the community thinks of this Modern Dip II variant. Is it enjoyable? Fairly balanced? (I don't expect perfection from a variant . . . )

Thanks in advance for your thoughts!
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