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brainbomb (325 D)
15 Jun 16 UTC
Working on a new album
So ive been recording a ton this summer. Heres some of my new songs: https://m.soundcloud.com/mothlion
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CommanderByron (863 D (S))
16 Jun 16 UTC
Ecuador V USA
21:30 UTC -5

Anyone down to live discuss?
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Jamiet99uk (443 D)
16 Jun 16 UTC
Voting in 1970s Britain
An interesting article about the 1975 referendum:

http://scarfolk.blogspot.co.uk/2016/06/voting-in-1970s.html
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Bob the Lord (292 D)
11 Jun 16 UTC
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Favourite Ancient Empires
Byzantine.
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Maniac (344 D (B))
12 Jun 16 UTC
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Gun control
Webdip has changed so much, back in the day after a mass shooting we'd have a thread within a minute, argue for days and then nothing would get done. Now we just leap straight to doing nothing. I miss the old times.
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principians (881 D)
15 Jun 16 UTC
^from this random blog https://robertlindsay.wordpress.com/
KingCyrus (516 D)
15 Jun 16 UTC
As cited earlier princip, the gun ban in Australia did not significantly affect anything.
principians (881 D)
15 Jun 16 UTC
^sorry, I just read the article posted by JamieTuk, lazy to find what you're talking about. Anyway, it's exactly because I agree that data in general are not conclusive enough, tat I'm suggesting you should try more, better controlled experiences, and then try to apply reasonabel criteria to the data you get.
principians (881 D)
15 Jun 16 UTC
but, of course, as this wiki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_control#Studies_and_debates says:

"Despite the potential for improved research design, the National Research Council review concludes that the gaps in our knowledge on the efficacy of gun control policies are due primarily to inadequate data and not to weak research methods. The result of the scarcity of relevant data is that gun control is one of the most fraught topics in American politics[29] and scholars remain deadlocked on a variety of issues.[29]"

By the way, that 29 refers to this article https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2759797/ that has curious things to say:

"Results. After adjustment, individuals in possession of a gun were 4.46 (P < .05) times more likely to be shot in an assault than those not in possession. Among gun assaults where the victim had at least some chance to resist, this adjusted odds ratio increased to 5.45 (P < .05).

Conclusions. On average, guns did not protect those who possessed them from being shot in an assault. Although successful defensive gun uses occur each year, the probability of success may be low for civilian gun users in urban areas..."
leon1122 (170 D)
15 Jun 16 UTC
Humans are not guinea pigs. It would be irresponsible to "experiment" with the rights of an entire city.
Lethologica (203 D)
15 Jun 16 UTC
I wouldn't say that. Sometimes new things should be tried, and the local level is a great place to try them. It's more that the Second Amendment in particular, being explicitly a nationwide law, is less than amenable to 'laboratories of democracy' shenanigans. (Not that it's prevented gun regulation from varying widely between local/state jurisdictions, of course.)
principians (881 D)
15 Jun 16 UTC
nah, I totally agree with Leon:

Humans are not guinea pigs. It would be irresponsible to "experiment" with the rights of an entire city... of guinea pigs...

furthermore, how could we divise a proper "experiment" involving guinea pigs and guns? maybe if we provide them with something than automtically shoots when an MRI shows aggresivity patterns? mmh....
principians (881 D)
15 Jun 16 UTC
https://www.facebook.com/fusionmedianetwork/videos/1447254475300526/
Smokey Gem (184 D)
15 Jun 16 UTC
No need for experiments.

A lot of other countries do quite well with gun control.

Australia had escalating Gun crime prior to The Port Arthur Massacre.

Measures put in place and a massive drop.

It doesn't impact economy or other safety issues or out dated civil rights ( Australia currently the 6th biggest importer of guns in the world ) but they are in saner hands ..

Guns don't kill people ..people do is true BUT people with guns kill more people than people with other hand held readily accessible weapons.
principians (881 D)
15 Jun 16 UTC
"No need for experiments"

After thousands and thousands of experiment and observations to test general relativity, there are sitll some who doubt, and specially, there are still unsolved problems of the thoery in some extreme situations. I mean, even when thousands and thousands of experiments all confirm general relativity, no phisicist would say "no need for experiments".

It's clear that not everyone agrees with your conclusions Smokey, and even when I myself tend to agree that gun control would have positive results, I aknowledge, that we need finer, more cirtical ways of researching the truth, especially since research tools exist and no, don't limit themeselves to "guinea pigs - experiments"

My point is that people like Leon not only will deny the existent evident, they'll also refuse to try and get more evidence.
KingCyrus (516 D)
15 Jun 16 UTC
Does that question take into account that people with guns may be buying them because they are more at risk already? I mean, if a serial killer is tearing up your town (yes, this is a hypothetical) so you buy a gun to defend yourself, your odds of dying were already a lot higher than the average citizen. Just so, if you buy a gun in Gangland Chicago because people get shot up all the time, your odds of being shot were already a lot higher than the average citizen's.

As to "no need for experiments" its all well and dandy to say "we should have gun control" but that is an extremely broad statement. Suggestions so far have ranged from current levels (and maybe even cutting those back) to a complete ban. Which of those would work best?
Lethologica (203 D)
15 Jun 16 UTC
The study claims to adjust for confounders like neighborhood risk factors. I suspect doing that well is really hard, though.
Lethologica (203 D)
16 Jun 16 UTC
Useful viewpoint on how effective guns in the nightclub would have been:
https://www.quora.com/Why-did-the-Pulse-club-crowd-not-incapacitate-the-gunman/answer/Joe-Buettner


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Valis2501 (2585 D (G))
14 Jun 16 UTC
Classic Game LF5M
A user has asked me to advertise their anonymous game which includes two coworkers.
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brainbomb (325 D)
14 Jun 16 UTC
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Glass Eating: What is your favorite glass eating experience?
Im looking to get into competitive glass eating. Was wondering if anyone on webdip has done this and what the best venues are for glass eating.
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rm63 (100 D)
13 Jun 16 UTC
NEW ENGLAND PLAYER WANTED FOR WWI TEAM GAME!
England has gone into civil disorder so we need a new English player. This is a team game where the allies (Britain, France and Russia) fight the axis (Germany, Austria and Turkey).. England has missed a couple of phases but is still in a good position. The game ID is 179879. It is called "World War One team game". The password for the game is "shellshock". Once you have joined have a look at the other thread on the forum called "WWI team game" to get familiar with the rules.
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MKECharlie (1926 D (G))
14 Jun 16 UTC
Fencing: What is your favorite weapon, and why?
Also, if you're American, did you vote in the recent USFA election? Do you think it'll have any affect on the tournament selection process in the New Jersey division?
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JEccles (421 D)
14 Jun 16 UTC
New Classic Game
Just started this up. 50 point buy in, anon, 1 day phases.

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=180213
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c0dyz (100 D)
14 Jun 16 UTC
Farewell
Farewell kind folk. Summer approaches and my school friends and I will depart from the merry making until next year.
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principians (881 D)
07 Jun 16 UTC
There are muslim creationists too
An I found very funny that they deny the big bang too https://www.scienceislam.com/pdf/Big_Bang.pdf
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Jamiet99uk (443 D)
11 Jun 16 UTC
Sanders voters disenfranchied in California
Anyone in the US know how accurate this report is?

http://www.gregpalast.com/california-stolen-sanders-right-nowspecial-bulletin-greg-palast/
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rm63 (100 D)
06 Jun 16 UTC
New World War I team game - played as 2 teams. Starting soon!
I've been wanting to do this for a long time. I'm not sure if it's been done before. Apologies if it's already been done. I've created a game called "WWI team game" and the idea is that we will recreate world war one by playing the game as 2 teams; the triple alliance consisting of Austria, Germany and turkey and the triple entente consisting of England, France and Russia.
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brainbomb (325 D)
12 Jun 16 UTC
College World Series
Starts June 18th. Definetely as far as atmosphere it is among the finest sports events in the country every year. And its right here in Omaha.
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ssorenn (0 D X)
09 Jun 16 UTC
3 game gunboat tourney
post here or PM me if interested
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SLOTerp (100 D)
11 Jun 16 UTC
NWO: Mushroom clouds forecasted in coming year.
The NWO game at Redscape is about to get a bit radioactive. If you haven't seen or played this massive variant, take a look. The GM and a few players put out some high quality press as well.
http://www.redscape.com/viewforum.php?f=141
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Musoeun (133 D)
10 Jun 16 UTC
(Poll) How Many Draws Equal a Solo
I'm working on a project (may submit it to a zine, may just be for my own amusement) and I'm trying to find out what various Diplomacy communities view as the relationship in accomplishment between draws and solo victories.
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Hamilton Brian (739 D (B))
09 Jun 16 UTC
Revisiting the Key Lepanto that works
I want to see a game where it actually worked.
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brainbomb (325 D)
07 Jun 16 UTC
Stanford Rapist
Ok can someone who understands law explain to me how this guy got off so easy?
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VirtualBob (242 D)
09 Jun 16 UTC
Ghost Forecast?
Just wondering.
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bo_sox48 (5013 D Mod (G))
10 Jun 16 UTC
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Pet Peeves
It's pouring, the parking lot is flooding, and they just turned on the sprinklers for irrigation.
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Bob the Lord (292 D)
08 Jun 16 UTC
Looking through some old games...
and I noticed that there was some feature called "All survivors win" from a game in 2010, why doesn't that exist anymore, why are there no units, and what are the rules?
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CommanderByron (863 D (S))
09 Jun 16 UTC
quality game
gameID=179917

PM for PW
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Gen. Lee (7688 D (B))
27 May 16 UTC
Gen. Lee to host 2016 Confederate Grand Ball
Invitation inside.
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Bob the Lord (292 D)
07 Jun 16 UTC
I know I did this before...
and that this is a forum on a webdiplomacy site that is meant for people to talk about random non-diplomacy based things, but what's everyone's favourite country?
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bo_sox48 (5013 D Mod (G))
08 Jun 16 UTC
Mel Carnahan 2016
They did it once, we can do it again!

#StillWithMel #RatherVoteForTheDeadGuy
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08 Jun 16 UTC
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peterlund (1310 D (G))
05 Jun 16 UTC
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Likes and Liked question
On my profile it says "Likes: 1 / Liked: 29" but I do not know what that means. I did not find anything about it in the help/FAQ pages either. How does it work? How do I like another account?
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Bertson95 (119 D)
03 Jun 16 UTC
Any suggests for a new player?
I've plaied something like 10 games and i'm not sure my way of playing is good.

Any suggests for improving?
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