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Colonel Saloh Cin (100 D)
15 Mar 16 UTC
Is Beast Coast still alive, or did it die long ago?
Or is it just now making it's way out the door. Flatbush Zombies released their first main album on the 11th, so that's why I'm asking.
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KingCyrus (512 D)
12 Mar 16 UTC
Voting Strategy
With the current political landscape, I am facing the very real possibility of the two main candidates being, in my opinion, pretty awful. I have had numerous discussions with friends over the strategy, but I bring it to you. Is it worth it to vote on principle? Should I vote third party if I think they are the best candidate? Or do I vote for the lesser of two evils among the big two?
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principians (881 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
PRI

The 'Revolution' R has to do with historic reasons. The 'I' of 'institutional' has always been the important letter.

Mexican revolution was never really leftist. In 1915 leftist Villa and Zapata fought 'institutional' Carranza, but Carranza won that war.
Putin33 (111 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
PRI was at least more left than it is today in the 30s. Cardenas implemented land reform and gave workers' and women more rights. He handed power over to more rightwing PRI people afterwards though, sadly.
principians (881 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
@Jece

Cuando gustes debatimos en español :)
Mientras, aprovechando que hablas español, puedes ir checando esto
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6oBVa2xS9Q (this is just so that you get an idea of how manipulative media tend to be when they get to to Venezuela)

I've heard Chavez speeches, and found nothing incoherent... populist, aggresive againts Bush and gringos that conspired against him, yes, but I find Maduro's speeches much weaker (maybe that's why Maduro lost the assembly), but Evo Morales, which I think ihas governed much better than both, has weaker speeches still.

Also there are more leftist movements than PSUV, no doubt, but more leftist parties? I'm beginning to think that you have no idea what you'r talking about.
principians (881 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
@Putin
Cardenas was an AMAZING character, but he was not an educated person, and though he did many things that deserve praising, he didn't really change the ideological leaning of the 'revolutionary family'. And, besides some exceptions, that group was never really leftist, they were rather secularist and nationalist people.

And well, of course, less stupid (not less corrupt) than the current PRI leaders.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
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Putin33 thinks that Libya under Gaddafi was democratic?
brainbomb (474 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
Libya was a happy country until Evil US and NATO imperialists overthrew a fun loving guy.
principians (881 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
^Don't know much about Libya, but much happier than today, they actually were...
Putin33 (111 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
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It had a popular system of basic committees which supplanted the old power structure of tribal rulers. It had the lowest infant mortality rate and highest life expectancy of all of Africa prior to its destruction by American and European liberals, which in turn destroyed Mali and set Boko Haram on the loose throughout West Africa. Now it's a failed state and the capital of Daesh. Nice job human rights liberals.
Putin33 (111 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
Liberal imperialists not knowing anything about a country has never stopped them from demonizing it.
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
13 Mar 16 UTC
Like Iran :)
brainbomb (474 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
Liberal Imperialism what does that look like? Overwhelming orphan kids with Unicef?
Putin33 (111 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
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It looks like the coup in Honduras, the NATO assault of Libya, the arming of terrorists in Syria, the support of Turkey's war on the Kurds in Iraq and SE Turkey, the drone strikes all over MENA, the support of Saudi Arabia's assault on impoverished Yemen, the support of the Nazi coup in Ukraine, the support of the Israeli assaults and annexations of Palestinians and Palestinian land, etc.
brainbomb (474 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
Mmk.
Putin33 (111 D)
14 Mar 16 UTC
"And, besides some exceptions, that group was never really leftist, they were rather secularist and nationalist people. "

That's true. Although Villa wanted to confiscate large estates he seemed to do so in order to fund the war against Huerta. He had plenty of business ties with the Americans. It seemed far less of an ideological thing. Carranza was definitely a nationalist, straight from the landowning class himself and wanted to fund the war by taxing foreign companies. Zapata was perhaps the one true leftist in the whole group.
principians (881 D)
14 Mar 16 UTC
^with 'revolutionary family' I meant the politicians that were in charge around the 20's-30's-40's. None of Carranza, Villa and Zapata survived the firs post-revolution period. Carranza was definitely not leftist. Zapata was an agrarian leftist, and we could label Villa a kind of progresist leftist. But again, the Villa-Zapata project was defeated in 1915.
KingCyrus (512 D)
14 Mar 16 UTC
I would honestly love to see a country run by the citizens of webDip. Can we please try the nation simulation again?
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
14 Mar 16 UTC
Soon. And I do hope no one is competent enough to challenge my role as Finance Minister next time around.
KingCyrus (512 D)
14 Mar 16 UTC
We could try a slightly more developed nation...
KingCyrus (512 D)
14 Mar 16 UTC
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And no one let CB anywhere near the smallpox vaccine...
bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
14 Mar 16 UTC
I'm down for another.
KingCyrus (512 D)
14 Mar 16 UTC
Anyone up to mod it? I'm in for sure.
steephie22 (182 D (S))
14 Mar 16 UTC
I think I'm still more up for a simulation with an underlying mechanism rather than a GM saying what happens.
I think abge did great but there's no guarantee that the next guy will be as good and it still didn't feel quite right to me.
steephie22 (182 D (S))
14 Mar 16 UTC
I am willing to help creating such a mechanism, though. I don't have the time to do it alone for a while.
KingCyrus (512 D)
14 Mar 16 UTC
I don't have the knowledge to be of any help.
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
14 Mar 16 UTC
I would also like to wait a bit anyway, like after the Mafia game.
That sounds like a good time. I'd definitely join in


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bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
14 Mar 16 UTC
A Donald Trump Conspiracy
Or, if you would prefer, a case that he is one of the best marketers and media manipulators around, something I think we already knew.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2016/03/13/donald-trumps-chicago-scam/
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JenkinsCh (35 D X)
14 Mar 16 UTC
Paused Game
So about 3 months ago I started playing WebDip. I told some friends and they started to play too. Well one guy stopped playing so we paused a game... and its still paused, is their a way to unpause/draw it. Haha
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kaner406 (381 D)
14 Mar 16 UTC
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2012 World Cup
A compilation of that epic match for your pleasure:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oLlb5TndQs
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cpman (0 D X)
14 Mar 16 UTC
Anybody up for a Low-Stakes Live Game in like an hour?
Hi!
Just wondering if anybody would be up for a low stakes live game starting in like an hour.
I'm thinking a bet of 10 and 15 minute phases?
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eturnage (601 D (B))
14 Mar 16 UTC
not ready setting
Hello, I'm a newbie here. I am curious. If I put in some orders, save them and click the ready button, my orders are in and everything is great. Later, I go and click not ready. My previous orders were in and now I am changing some of them. I fail to clock watch and the time to make my moves expires. Does the software progress with my first set of orders? Or does the software cause my power to go into Civil Disorder.
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JEccles (425 D)
14 Mar 16 UTC
The "Won't Hit Ready" Sportsmanship Move
What are thoughts on people not readying up when the game doesn't go their way?
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reedeer1 (100 D)
14 Mar 16 UTC
Taunt
wouldn't it be great if a troop as its turn could taunt? It would create so much salt. It would do nothing but change its appearance for that turn. I know taunting could be done in global, but still it would be fun.
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
25 Feb 16 UTC
Irish Election Predctions
So i'm going to vote tomorrow, and here are my predictions.
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VillageIdiot (6567 D)
10 Jun 15 UTC
ODC Tournament Update
.. let's check in and see how things are shaping up.
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reedeer1 (100 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
More Than, or less than?
My mom is creating a recipe book that is going to be published, and she came to a point where she didn't know weather to capitalize as part of the title: "More Than, or Less Than" or not "more than, or less than"
Which way do you guys think is right?
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brainbomb (474 D)
04 Mar 16 UTC
Buy used copies of Windows 95, 97, XP
I also have free copies of AOL 2.0 And Netscape 3.5.1 from 1999. TOP NOTCH SHIT. Ill cut you a deal yo. Half off the price + HJ under the table ;). Also free copies of the King James Bible.
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brainbomb (474 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
It's No Longer Valis Birthday
But it is mine.
The guy who stole the crown for most annoying webdipper. In the spirit of shameless self promotion, roast me if you want. Feel free to call me an assholio.
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wjessop (100 D X)
25 Feb 16 UTC
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RECLAIM THE NIGHT
Women should feel and be safe walking in the streets every day and night. Sadly, this just isn't the case, all across the world. But once a year UK feminist groups hold a Reclaim the Night march across our cities. Tonight is that night, reclaiming the night for our mums, sisters, daughters, family and friends that just happen to be women.

http://www.reclaimthenight.co.uk/why.html
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brainbomb (474 D)
05 Mar 16 UTC
Rivalries
Who is your biggest rivals on webdiplomacy? Is there anyone you cannot stand playing against and why? Share your rivalry tales here.
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brainbomb (474 D)
11 Feb 16 UTC
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Roman's never recorded anyone named Jesus being crucified
For an empire which was renowned for record keeping; it always struck me as odd that nobody named Jesus was ever Crucified. I asked my Mormon girlfriend once and they told me it was because Romans were afraid to let the truth get out that they had killed the son of God.
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Al Swearengen (0 D X)
12 Mar 16 UTC
Checking In
.

Gentlemen, I'm back. What did I miss? How are the times and tides of our beloved community?
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Jamiet99uk (35 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
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UK in crisis
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/emergency-biscuits-flown-into-uk-due-to-national-shortage-a6927561.html
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Bob Genghiskhan (1363 D)
11 Mar 16 UTC
What's the point of hidden draw votes in a gunboat?
I don't really see any, but perhaps I'm blinkered.
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MohawkFox (100 D)
13 Mar 16 UTC
Join in for another round of classic diplomacy!
Hosted by MohawkFox, we play another round of good old Diplomacy.
Join here: http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=176027
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Maniac (344 D (B))
13 Mar 16 UTC
U.K. Games expo
Is anyone going!

http://www.thenec.co.uk/whatson/uk-games-expo
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bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
12 Mar 16 UTC
I Demand a Refund
I paid for a car wash after I got gas at Shell this evening but their wash was out of service. I asked for a refund and was told that it wasn't their fault that the wash was closed and that I should come back some other time when it's open and use the code then.

I'm curious to see what other stupid things you all should but can't get a refund for because of jackass cashiers.
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bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
13 Mar 16 UTC
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It's Valis's Birthday
The guy who stole the crown for most annoying person on webDip (before having it swiftly taken again by brainbomb) is turning 74 years old today.
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Patburu (0 D X)
12 Mar 16 UTC
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GL 5-min EOG
I'm just posting my notes beginning in 1903. 4 way draw. We could have eliminated Italy, but we had other obligations that caused us to hit draw


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Yoyoyozo (187 D)
11 Mar 16 UTC
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Congrats on your well deserved solo!
Please use this thread to congratulate people that decide to solo a game because of a CD that gives them the solo.
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brainbomb (474 D)
12 Mar 16 UTC
Why Freya is a better Deity than Yaweh
Freya actually helps harvests and stuff
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CommanderByron (869 D (S))
12 Mar 16 UTC
Great example I/T
gameID=173452

I am not just showing this because I won, I am showing this because here we have an example of a I/T agreed upon in 1901 that worked out well for both parties (up until the eventual and nessecary stab and solo)
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brainbomb (474 D)
07 Mar 16 UTC
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Seat belt laws are an infringement upon my personal liberty
I am against seat belt laws. I own my car therefore it is my own sovereign state. No form of authority has any right to question what I do in my car.
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Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
12 Jan 16 UTC
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The 2016 Local Tournament - Round 1
The full ruleset is available here: https://tinyurl.com/webDip2016local-rules
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