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brainbomb (474 D)
19 Jul 16 UTC
Best song of the Summer competition.
Post links to the best songs of the summer here.
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squaretriangle (100 D)
18 Jul 16 UTC
Statistics for ModernDiplomacyII
Is there any statistics about how common is the win by solos. Which nations has the most wins, and who the least wins. And statistics like that.
And also, in general, which variants would you say are the most played, and why?. Any thoughts?.
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kasimax (243 D)
15 Jul 16 UTC
military coup in turkey?
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/07/15/turkey-low-flying-jets-and-gunfire-heard-in-ankara1/
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Dolphins12 (30 D X)
14 Jul 16 UTC
quick game
come join speed round-3
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day9 (0 D X)
17 Jul 16 UTC
Live gunboat in 30 min
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=181152
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MajorMitchell (1033 D)
08 May 16 UTC
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2016 Australian Federal Election
Well Malcolm Turnbull is visiting the Governor General, so an election is imminent, and probably a "double dissolution" election with the full Senate being dissolved, not half as is usually the case
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Maniac (344 D (B))
11 Jul 16 UTC
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UK Politics
We have had an elected Head-of_State since forever, we've had a Prime Minister elected with something like 25% of electorate and now he is standing down to be replaced by new PM that no one elected. Home of democracy? I think not.
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day9 (0 D X)
17 Jul 16 UTC
Gunboat starting in 15 min
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=181131
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day9 (0 D X)
17 Jul 16 UTC
Live Gunboat in 30 min
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=181140
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Dansta2106 (100 D)
16 Jul 16 UTC
New game
Pls we need some more players for our game,name: Dansta's game
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Maniac (344 D (B))
11 Jun 16 UTC
UK EU referendum is getting close.
Do you favour Brexit or Remain?
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kasimax (243 D)
04 Jul 16 UTC
so farage resigned as well.
peterlund (1310 D (G))
04 Jul 16 UTC
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No leaders left when also the so called "winners" resign. What a mess! General election is the only option...
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
07 Jul 16 UTC
Why not try the spend lots of money politicking led recovery from the most recent financial cock up as a way to create jobs & growth..still stop the boats worked for Elizabeth first...
But that Garage chappy has ..auto correct..Farage you damn s/w Farage chappy has played a beautiful game to confound his opponents, and when the music stopped and the lights came on he's laughing from the balcony and then..Exuent..chased by bears, chasing Boris before them
Nebuchadnezzar (483 D)
07 Jul 16 UTC
I did not know that democracy can be abused and fail even in Britain so badly...

I think it is time for Prince Charles to step in and save the country from the leadership crisis, only challenge he has now is the Queen as there is no one in power in the government. It is his best opportunity :)

leon1122 (175 D)
07 Jul 16 UTC
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"I did not know that democracy can be abused and fail even in Britain so badly... "

Democracy fails every time someone doesn't get what he wants and is sore about it... like you!
Jamiet99uk (25 D)
07 Jul 16 UTC
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"I think it is time for Prince Charles to step in..."

I hope this is satire. You're concerned about the democratic process, so you want an unelected royal to seize power? He'd never have the bottle anyway, and nobody would support him.
steephie22 (182 D (S))
08 Jul 16 UTC
I have to ask:
What is "He'd never have the bottle" supposed to mean? Can bottle be replaced with guts without changing the meaning?
Never heard that one before.
"What is "He'd never have the bottle" supposed to mean? Can bottle be replaced with guts without changing the meaning?
Never heard that one before."

Me either. I'm not sure if it's from UK English and we don't have it in America or if it's from Autocorrect English and no one but Apple has ever had it.
leon1122 (175 D)
12 Jul 16 UTC
It is British.

http://www.haveyougotthebottle.org.uk/
But what does it mean? I'm not sure how to connect a website promoting the approval-worthy recycling of recyclables to what Jamie said.
leon1122 (175 D)
12 Jul 16 UTC
Prince Charles doesn't recycle, so the British people, environmentally-conscious as they are, would never support him.
paulyork64 (351 D)
12 Jul 16 UTC
Also, to 'bottle it' is to lose your nerve at the crucial moment. Often used in sport eg player misses a short putt for the title, tennis player serving for the match gets broken, russia thinks about going for the solo but then gets panicky and takes the 3way draw.
Jamiet99uk (25 D)
12 Jul 16 UTC
What Paul said. Yes, steephie it's a British expression which more or less means having (or not having) "guts".
paulyork64 (351 D)
12 Jul 16 UTC
As to the origin, i've done a bit of googling and i'm still not sure. Some suggestion it dates from 1800's which might explain why its unfamiliar in north america.
LeonWalras (419 D)
12 Jul 16 UTC
Prince Charles may not recycle, but he is an avid fan of nature. As you may know, in between royal duties, he has also become quite the accomplished fine artist. He likes to combine these two passions by painting majestic scenes from the natural world.

Sometimes he'll paint a whole series of fox hunts through woodland in winter, or often simply a pod of whales silhouetted against the setting sun. The latter series of paintings can be purchased as a set of prints, aptly titled The Prince of Wales' Prints of Whales.
Jamiet99uk (25 D)
12 Jul 16 UTC
Its my understanding that the phrase "lose your bottle" arises from the cockney rhyming slang "bottle and glass = arse". To "lose your arse" means losing control of your bowels - that is, being so scared or nervous that you'd shit yourself.
Thanks to paul and Jamie for the information. I never knew that.

Also, on what paul said:
"to 'bottle it' is to lose your nerve at the crucial moment. Often used in sport eg player misses a short putt for the title, tennis player serving for the match gets broken, russia thinks about going for the solo but then gets panicky and takes the 3way draw."
Over here in the States, the metaphor for this kind of situation is "to choke." I kind of like "to bottle it," though. Do y'all use both in the UK, or just "to bottle it"?
steephie22 (182 D (S))
13 Jul 16 UTC
Using 'to choke' seems needlessly confusing, especially in sports. Since, you know, someone could actually choke as well.
Fair point, steephie, but the context usually makes it clear.

For example, "he choked on the 18th green" is unlikely to conjure in anyone's mind an image of a PGA type attempting to fit the pin end of an entire golf hole into his esophagus but accidentally aspirating it instead. Likewise, "she choked on her gum" is unlikely to be interpreted as anything but some poor female getting her trachea blocked with a piece of gum.

If all you say is simply "he choked" without any further qualification, then the surrounding conversation should make it clear. If it's a medical setting, it's probably being used to talk about someone who couldn't breathe. If it's used during a conversation about a game, chances are fair the speaker means that someone couldn't close things out successfully.

I don't know the etymology.
paulyork64 (351 D)
14 Jul 16 UTC
OS - yes choking and bottling interchangeable in the sporting context. I suppose there is a tangible difference in nerves causing you to make a mistake and nerves causing you to make a decision to do or not do something. Id use bottling it in both contexts even tho theyre different.
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
16 Jul 16 UTC
I believe in this thread there was the claim that the pound had stabilized and would be stabilized. Oh boy has it stabilized. Onto a path of downward decline.
steephie22 (182 D (S))
16 Jul 16 UTC
Wow that *has* declined a lot. Now 1.20 euros according to google.
So glad that I have no pound assets right now :-)

It will rise at some point though.


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MajorMitchell (1033 D)
15 Jul 16 UTC
Horrible Orrin Hatch, pharmaceutical corporation puppet ?
What's motivating this Politician to attack Australia's pharmaceutical been fits scheme ?
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leon1122 (175 D)
15 Jul 16 UTC
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Ban all Trucks
Without trucks, the terrorist couldn't possibly have carried so many explosives. Trucks are weapons of mass destruction and must be banned. Goodness, at least do background checks on the truckers.
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bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
12 Jul 16 UTC
Open CD Positions
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Mr Gravy (100 D)
14 Jul 16 UTC
Meaning of "no in-game messaging"
First-time player question: if a game has a "no in-game messaging" setting, does that mean there's no communication between the players at all? Or is there just a specific kind of messaging the players should/should not use?

*Apologies if this is answered somewhere in the rules or another thread; couldn't find it specifically anywhere.
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brainbomb (474 D)
14 Jul 16 UTC
Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, and Maisie Williams up for best supporting Actress
Basically the emmys are stupid. but at least game of thrones will win every award known to man. I dont really agree with Maisie being award worthy however.
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Baskineli (100 D (B))
14 Jul 16 UTC
New game
Anyone in for a new game?
36-48 hours, Anonymous, Full press, WTA (or whatever we call it now)
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IshmaelGuantanamoIV (100 D)
14 Jul 16 UTC
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Much Fun, So Diplomacy, Very Europe, WOW
Some new players, some old players, unranked.

Play now! gameID=181054
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Jamiet99uk (25 D)
27 Jun 16 UTC
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MAFIA XXI - GAME THREAD
MAFIA XXI - PROHIBITION WARS
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PLEASE DO NOT POST IN THIS THREAD UNTIL THE GAME STARTS
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weiseling (0 D X)
12 Jul 16 UTC
Buy fake and Real Passport ,Visa,Driving License,id cards montanaclive@gmail.com
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montanaclive@gmail.com
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Chaqa (2684 D (B))
23 May 16 UTC
The King is Dead! in Modern Europe!
Forgot about the old thread and it's been awhile anyway.
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abgemacht (840 D (G))
20 Jun 16 UTC
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I need to buy a sword...
...to cut a croquembouche at my wedding.

Does anyone have any recommendations on types or places to buy?
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peterlund (1310 D (G))
09 Jul 16 UTC
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BBC news: Barack Obama still liked around the world
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-36742266
And I agree fully. Best and smartest US president ever!
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CptMike (4309 D)
07 Jul 16 UTC
World Diplomacy IX - Stalemate
Hello. I was wondering if there is a stalemate around the America's at World Diplomacy IX ? With Greenland ? Or with the UK ? Thx
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peterlund (1310 D (G))
20 Jun 16 UTC
Report from a Donald Trump rally
http://politicalscrapbook.net/2016/06/a-journalist-went-to-a-donald-trump-rally-yesterday-and-came-back-shocked-here-are-his-tweets/
And this clown/maniac/new Hitler will be the republican party nominee. Shame on you.
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JimTheGrey (968 D (S))
25 May 16 UTC
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WDC: One-Month Warning!
First stab at the 2016 World Diplomacy Championship in Chicago is one month from today. More info at http://windycityweasels.org/wdc2016
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peterlund (1310 D (G))
08 Jul 16 UTC
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Policeman in USA murders black man already lying on the ground
How disgusting can things be? I thought I had seen it all, but NO I had not ;(
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faded box (100 D)
09 Jul 16 UTC
Quick Question
I'm trying to figure out if I can move from east Caribbean sea to the island "DOM" dominican rep."Modern dipo 2". Is there like a hex map I can look at, that shows all moves
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brainbomb (474 D)
09 Jul 16 UTC
What kind of cat food should I feed my cat?
I've been giving her surfin turfin treats. But I gave her a can of friskies the other day and she hardly touched it. Shes 5, and seems to eat too much actually.
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DammmmDaniel (100 D)
08 Jul 16 UTC
Pokemon Go
Any one else think that this game is great asf!!??!?!?!?!?! THIS IS MY CHILDHOOD IN REAL LIFE IM FUCKING FREAKING OUT
MY pkmn are actually really good as a side note ;) top 3 have over 200 CP :)
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