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Eadan (454 D)
15 Aug 15 UTC
We need someone to step in as Egypt
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=164461#votebar
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King Mischief (108 D)
15 Aug 15 UTC
world take over-4
come join world take over-4. I'm some what new to the game so, it could be easy $$$.
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Stubie (1817 D)
14 Aug 15 UTC
Cutting Convoys
Is it possible to stop a supported convoy (where the fleet convoying is supported) with a supported attack of equal support, thus not dislodging the convoying fleet?
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Lebosfc17 (20 D X)
14 Aug 15 UTC
To The Mods
Does anybody remember DC35?
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Fluminator (496 D)
14 Aug 15 UTC
I need help with a research paper!
It's due tomorrow night and I have to do a 12-15 page paper on how the internet of things and the third industrial revolution will affect society and more importantly the work force and employment.

I'm up to around 10 pages and I have no idea what to write for the last 2.
And no, increasing the font size of each period isn't allowed.
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4-8-15-16-23-42 (333 D)
14 Aug 15 UTC
Question- Help
See below.
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general (100 D)
13 Aug 15 UTC
Quick live game
Join my quick live game: http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=165983.

Haven't played in years and want to get back into it :)
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
13 Aug 15 UTC
Messed up, two 13 year olds tired as adults
m.huffpost.com/us/entry/7979942?cps=gravity_5540_1138476008340655834

So teenagers brains are different from adult brains; that is a reason why we don't let them drink or drive... The frontal lobe which controls will-power and executive function ( ie decision making ) continues developing until about 25.
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
11 Aug 15 UTC
Risk taking
http://youtu.be/vBX-KulgJ1o
Great video, but the first thing i think of is relationships, (and given that i was recently dumped, this is no surprise) Naturally you could also apply this to diplomacy; but the probabilities get a little messed up, and in Dip not taking a bet means taking a different course, which may also be risky.
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
10 Aug 15 UTC
Snowden Interview
Recent interview with German tv, apparently not shown in the US and not available on youtube?? m.liveleak.com/view?i=f93_1390833151

He makes some interesting points...
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fulhamish (4134 D)
12 Aug 15 UTC
Climate change - another feedback loop
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/08/150805140254.htm

Time to recalibrate those models..........................again
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Jamiet99uk (141 D)
13 Aug 15 UTC
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The death of the republic
http://diprepublic.net/?reqp=1&reqr=

Oh no. How sad.
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Tru Ninja (1016 D (S))
05 Aug 15 UTC
ESPN Fantasy Football Signups
For those that will play only ESPN league, post interest here. List your preferred draft day (I prefer late preseason Saturday or Sunday around 1 p.m. Central Time

1. Tru Ninja (Sat Aug 29th or Sun Aug 30th)
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Thucydides (869 D (B))
04 Aug 15 UTC
GRE scores
What's a good score? Share your score too, if you feel comfortable. I just took the test this morning
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alulahello (0 D X)
12 Aug 15 UTC
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halloween costumes 2015
I know, 3 months early blahblah. But I'm bored and I want to talk about Halloween.
Some people are into crazy Costumes and go all out to make them. Brainstrom ideas for costumes and how to make/obtain them. What are you thinking of going as?
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goldfinger0303 (2583 D)
11 Aug 15 UTC
Opposite Gender Friends leads to Lower Academic Performance
Interesting paper I'm reading right now. Not completely done with it, but its methodology seems sound.

http://pubs.aeaweb.org/doi/pdfplus/10.1257/app.20140030
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ssorenn (2550 D (G))
12 Aug 15 UTC
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this is interesting--watch the video
http://www.collective-evolution.com/2015/08/10/everyone-fails-to-ride-this-bike-you-would-too-this-is-what-it-tells-us-about-the-brain/
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P13ANATOR (100 D)
12 Aug 15 UTC
Hi I am new, quick question
I am starting a game with some friends, can you play with less than 7 people? If so, is anything different compared to a full game? Thanks :-)
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ND (884 D)
20 Jul 15 UTC
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MX: All Star Game
See inside for details
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Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
10 Aug 15 UTC
MAFIA XI: Confirmations
I know some people may not realize sign up thread is also confirmation thread so let's make that ultra clear:
Starts 8/11/15, 6 PM EDT
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guak (3381 D)
11 Aug 15 UTC
When retards play gunboat
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JamesYanik (548 D)
11 Aug 15 UTC
Fly Free My Baby :'(
I just sold my first computer, it was really old but i'll never forget its beauty. I never can think of things to bring on trips, but my computer was my best possession. It was like a Mac -1... you know, pre-internet
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bo_sox48 (4499 D Mod (G))
10 Aug 15 UTC
Ferguson
Apparently the anniversary of Mike Brown's death turned into a reenactment. Anyone know anything?
bo_sox48 (4499 D Mod (G))
10 Aug 15 UTC
Early reports are that police shot another kid and arrested someone for filming the shooting. Also, they're using M-16s to direct traffic.
trip (562 D (B))
10 Aug 15 UTC
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Perhaps if the "protesters" weren't firing off rounds and looting stores, the police wouldn't need machine guns to protect themselves and the non-riot seeking public.
phil_a_s (0 D X)
10 Aug 15 UTC
Actually, the people in charge are saying this:

Belmar stressed that the approximately six people involved in the exchange of fire that led to the shooting by police should not be associated with the demonstrations. “They weren’t protesters; they were criminals,” he said.

source: the Guardian http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/aug/10/ferguson-shooting-gunfire-heard-during-anniversary-rally

This has revealed a major fault, which is that plainclothes police do not carry any form of bodycam or dashcam, which could tell us what actually happened. I am also disturbed that while they say the protesters and the criminals are separate groups, they have decided to use chemical warfare on the protestors.

“Failure to disperse may result in your detention, arrest, and/or exposure to chemical or less-lethal munitions,” a police officer said over a loudspeaker. “Police intend to use chemical munitions.” While some were swept down the main street others were shot by a bombardment despite retreating down the side street as requested by police.

Again, the Guardian, same article. Usually a reasonably trustworthy source, when they can figure out how to spell.
Octavious (1722 D)
10 Aug 15 UTC
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What is with all this "kid" stuff? Michael Brown was definitely a man and according to the information gathered by the BBC so is the new chap.

Initial reports suggest he was armed with a stolen gun. If that turns out to be true then it will take some pretty solid evidence showing him complying with police demands to convince me the shooting wasn't justified. If it turns out not to be true, then very much the reverse.
phil_a_s (0 D X)
10 Aug 15 UTC
Yeah, yeah, using the word kid for an 18 year old is technically inaccurate. But I can tell you that even though many of my classmates are already 18, they are very much kids. It's certainly more accurate than the slander trip reported.

Those reports happen to be by the police, so I'd take them with a grain of salt for now. It's not out of the question that the shooting was justified, but there was way too much else that simply can't have been anyway. A better managed protest probably wouldn't have quite the same issues.
trip (562 D (B))
10 Aug 15 UTC
I'm not a reporter. I did read that shots were fired and a store was looted. Is that innacurate?
phil_a_s (0 D X)
10 Aug 15 UTC
No, but saying that it was the "protesters" appears to be.
trip (562 D (B))
10 Aug 15 UTC
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So, it's OK to damn every police officer in the US because of the actions of a few, but when protests in one particular town always erupt in to violence, it's not OK to associaite one with the other. Sounds about right. That the protesters are protesting the death of a guy who behaved like the criminals that they don't want to be associated with isn't lost on me.
bo_sox48 (4499 D Mod (G))
10 Aug 15 UTC
I didn't say that it wasn't justified, though I don't know anything at this point. I also don't know why the word "kid" carries so much meaning to you - I call 40 year old athletes kids all the time.

The protestors are from the same town and so are the police.
Octavious (1722 D)
10 Aug 15 UTC
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Perhaps it would be useful for someone to provide a bo sox to English dictionary to avoid future misunderstandings?

Kid - Man in his 40s
Shot - Spoke to
Arrested - Gave directions
M-16 - Handkerchief
trip (562 D (B))
10 Aug 15 UTC
I think the word "reenactment" is the one bo needs defined for him. Remember, he didn't claim what happened was unjustified, just that it was a reenactment of a situation that he believes unjustified force was used.
bo_sox48 (4499 D Mod (G))
10 Aug 15 UTC
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Fuck you guys. Really.
phil_a_s (0 D X)
10 Aug 15 UTC
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I still can't believe that some people believe that the moment someone commits a crime they have no rights. Scratch that, once they are believed to have committed a crime they have no rights. And there's always reason to believe a young black man has committed a crime, we just have to find out which one. Basic human rights just fly out the window once someone may have been behaving in an illegal manner.
trip (562 D (B))
10 Aug 15 UTC
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I think you're making an assumptive blanket statement about how some of us feel based on one particular incident. In my own particular case, your condemnation is way off base.
phil_a_s (0 D X)
10 Aug 15 UTC
My statement was a bit offtopic, actually. It wasn't specifically about either you or Octavious. I just don't like the way reporting seems to treat the fact that a man may have been a criminal as justification for killing him. It was treated as relevant that Brown may have stolen a box of cigars. Felons don't have the right to vote in so many places. Prisoners are treated like shit, sold off to private companies, and no-one cares. It's a general tendency, most pronounced in American culture.
Octavious (1722 D)
10 Aug 15 UTC
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@ Phil

It largely depends on what the crime is. Someone who is considered armed and dangerous should expect to be treated very differently to someone who has stolen a wallet. I largely agree that there is a disturbing tendency by some people to say that any criminal deserves whatever they get. In this particular case, if he was carrying a gun to the protest, I would say a heavy handed minimal risk approach by the police was justified. That's not to say the police can shoot first and ask questions later, but if they had shot after an armed criminal had made a sudden movement I would struggle to criticise them.
JamesYanik (548 D)
10 Aug 15 UTC
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We need more mamas like this:
http://www.11alive.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/04/28/mom-camera-slapping-son-baltimore-riots/26513125/

just brilliant
trip (562 D (B))
10 Aug 15 UTC
As long as that's not the only way she knows how to parent. From years of living in Philly, I've seen a lot of Moms parent their kids through threats/cursing them out and physical violence. Guess how their kids deal with things?
Thucydides (869 D (B))
11 Aug 15 UTC
Octavious is a fucking fascist, don't Listen to him
Thucydides (869 D (B))
11 Aug 15 UTC
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So here is what happened today:

-police arrested and got violent with journalists for reporting
-police arrested peaceful protestors for peacefully assembling and filming them
-white supremacist neo-facsists calling themselves "oathkeepers" show up on the streets of Ferguson to "defend InfoWars" and the police, sporting assault rifles, and obviously the police don't hassle them

Cool
Octavious (1722 D)
11 Aug 15 UTC
The voice of cool headed reason as always, Thucy :).


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2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
04 Aug 15 UTC
2015 Gunboat Tournament Ideas
See inside.
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trip (562 D (B))
10 Aug 15 UTC
Cheap Gunboats
3 games, 10 point, 36hr, WTA, HDV, Anon
First come, first served...
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ghug (5046 D (B))
29 Jul 15 UTC
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Pacific Northwest FTF
I've only ever played FTF with people who don't really care about the game and want to be done after a year, and I always feel a twinge of jealousy when I sew those people having fun playing in real life on that crappy coast across the country. This is just a post to see who might be interested in getting something set up on this side of the country. I'm in the Seattle area.
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Hlud (115 D)
10 Aug 15 UTC
Monday Evening Live-2
I'm trying to join Monday Evening Live-2 starting in half an hour, as it only shows 6 current players, but only gives me the option to spectate. Why is this? My RR is 100%
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TrPrado (456 D Mod)
05 Aug 15 UTC
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Conundrum
So the people who make the schedules at my school are kinda dumb. I signed up for both AP Micro/Macroeconomics and AP European History. Only one class of each is being offered. And they happen to be the same hour. So I need to drop one and pick up some other course. I really don't know, so what (preferably AP) course would you suggest for me to take instead of AP Micro/Macroeconomics (because there's no chance I'll drop Euro)?
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Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
07 Aug 15 UTC
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DIPCON @ Philadelphia Massacre - Live
I'm risking life and limb to bring you guys the latest news all weekend and all tournament long.
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Check_mate (100 D)
03 May 15 UTC
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Not "Who am I?", but WHERE am I?
Have some time to kill. Ask yes/no questions to guess WHERE I am. If you guess right you go next. If you guess wrong you're out for the rest of the round.
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