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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 (4834 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 (4834 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 (1717 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 (4834 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 (1717 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 (4834 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 (1717 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 (1717 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 (436 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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Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
07 Jul 15 UTC
MAFIA XI: Sign-ups
MAFIA XI: Sign-ups
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ssorenn (3242 D (G))
04 Aug 15 UTC
The dreams of solo--
Friends and enemies are welcome. 36 hour wta anon 50pt. Who wants action?
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Check_mate (100 D)
10 Aug 15 UTC
Cheating accusations
Without mentioning names or game ID's, can I please clarify something.

Making cheating accusations via in-game global press is not allowed, right? The correct procedure being to email the mods who will investigate?
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A_Tin_Can (2249 D)
08 Aug 15 UTC
New Italian strategy article
The army in Venice should go to Piedmont.

(with apologies to Chris Martin)
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MrcsAurelius (3051 D (B))
23 Jul 15 UTC
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Setting up a game
Hi, I have been absent for three years. Its startin' to itch, as Diplomacy remains my favorite board game! Want to play a game with a friend of mine who also hasn't played for a long while.
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Jamiet99uk (35 D)
09 Aug 15 UTC
I'm still alive
Sorry about that.
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Octavious (1717 D)
09 Aug 15 UTC
Clause IV
The people's flag is deepest red, or at least it could be. Comrade Corbyn has been suggesting he could bring back clause IV into the Labour Party constitution. I'm interesting in what it sounds like to an international audience.
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JamesYanik (548 D)
09 Aug 15 UTC
My Cat's name is Shadow!!! EOG
This is the difficulty of playing a stalemate line, and I done goofed.
gameID=165777
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JamesYanik (548 D)
09 Aug 15 UTC
I got a cat
she is shadow
https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CL8At_SUwAAl-74.jpg
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CMurder (749 D)
07 Aug 15 UTC
Getting Germany every single game
Hi everybody, I'd like to ask if anyone has experience with an account getting a certain country every single game. One of my friends who I've played in several games against has drawn Germany out of the pot every single time. We're onto the fifth time out of 5 games he's gotten Germany.

I'd put it up to chance but we've reached 5 sigma and are on our way to 6. Thoughts?
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JamesYanik (548 D)
08 Aug 15 UTC
THE PREMIER LEAGUE IS BACK!!!
Join a Modern Live game as we watch Spurs and United fight it out, followed by the Premier League Season!!!
gameID=165741
Come on soccer nerds, you'll be on your labtop checking stats so just join it and stop pretending.
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OutsideSmoker27 (204 D)
04 Aug 15 UTC
Stop the solo or tighten up the draw?
Which is more important, in your opinion?
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Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
01 Mar 15 UTC
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The School of War - Study Group of Winter 2015
This thread is for the Winter 2015 Study Group of the School of War. Please be courteous to those running the game and respect any reasonable requests they may make. This semester the Study Group will be overseen by A_Tin_Can and goldfinger0303. gameID=155736
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abgemacht (840 D (G))
07 Aug 15 UTC
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No Quarters Gunboat
104 D WTA Gunboat 25 Hour Phases Hidden Draw
No Quarters: No Cancel/No Pause for any reason. We play this one through!
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Tru Ninja (1016 D (S))
06 Aug 15 UTC
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You Just Stabbed A Guy...
Who should be the first to initiate communication, you or your ex-ally? Why?
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The Czech (40015 D (S))
07 Aug 15 UTC
Yo mama gunboat
Who was who before it canceled?
I was England
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yaks (151 D)
06 Aug 15 UTC
Live Austria Available
gameID=165677
For those who are in the mood for a challenge
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abgemacht (840 D (G))
04 Aug 15 UTC
Coding Boot Camps
I listened to an interesting episode of On Point (probably the best radio show there is, btw) a few days ago about Coding Boot Camps. Here's a link to the episode and an older article if you don't have time to listen.
http://onpoint.wbur.org/2015/07/30/coding-boot-camp-career-change-tech-boom
http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2014/12/20/370954988/twelve-weeks-to-a-six-figure-job
Thoughts?
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MichiganMan (5273 D)
06 Aug 15 UTC
Fatal Error During Game
I got a "fatal error" notice during game

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civwarbuff (305 D)
05 Aug 15 UTC
Looking for a Modern Diplomacy Analysis.
I have never played the variant before but I have been looking at some archived games of it on webdiplomacy recently. I was hoping that people would be willing to share any thoughts on it they have. I would love a country by country analysis.
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