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Bob the Lord (292 D)
13 Jul 16 UTC
Considering there was a post about Pokemon GO, ...
I'd like some advice about if it would be good to purchase a Russian Dragon's of Tarkir booster box for about $100 USD? Shipping prices don't matter, as my friend is in Russia at the moment (he is the one actually buying this, and is wondering if he should).
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brainbomb (469 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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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 (4834 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 (469 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 (202 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
Buy fake and Real Passport ,Visa,Driving License,id cards
montanaclive@gmail.com
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Chaqa (3274 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 ;(
brainbomb (469 D)
08 Jul 16 UTC
Yea but I mean Pokemon Go. like lets focus on important stuff
peterlund (1310 D (G))
08 Jul 16 UTC
That policeman should do life in prison!
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
08 Jul 16 UTC
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You're slightly behind the times. There was already a protest. Someone in Dallas murdered cops in response. That's not the answer to that sort of problem.
peterlund (1310 D (G))
08 Jul 16 UTC
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I know I am a bit late but a serious subject like this requires some thought and needs to be discussed even if it happened one or two days ago.
leon1122 (175 D)
08 Jul 16 UTC
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BLM are domestic terrorists, today's Black Panthers.
Randomizer (90 D)
08 Jul 16 UTC
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Black man gets shot for obeying a policeman's order to show him his ID. Why the policeman didn't think the ID would be inside a pocket isn't known. Where does the policeman keep his?
bo_sox48 (4834 D Mod (G))
08 Jul 16 UTC
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It's really easy to make people out as monsters when you politicize things going in. I can't find this on a better source so bear with me and read this top to bottom.

http://usuncut.com/black-lives-matter/black-lives-matter-protesters-dallas/

BLM isn't some idyllic movement by any means and I don't support them as an organization but lumping them in with terrorists isn't appropriate.
bo_sox48 (4834 D Mod (G))
08 Jul 16 UTC
Since it's already political and I gave you a left-wing article, here's a right-wing article. I don't agree with everything it says but I read it through anyway and I ask anyone that wants to comment on it do the same.

http://www.redstate.com/leon_h_wolf/2016/07/08/uncomfortable-reason-came-dallas-yesterday/
Randomizer (90 D)
08 Jul 16 UTC
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I used to respect police officers when as a white growing up the Officer Friendly program came to my elementary school to explain law enforcement, Then when I grew up and dealt with regular officers in Scottsdale, Arizona I found out how lazy and corrupt they could be.

The third time someone tried to break into my car, they left clear identifiable fingerprints. The police wouldn't come out and take them so the person could be caught.

When I was a victim of identity theft and got billed from a store I hadn't been in for something I never ordered, I went with the bill to a police station. The merchant that had a misdemeanor loss would file charges. But I was ignored when I wanted to file a felony complaint that would have been a more serious charge.

The final straw was getting attacked by police in my own home for obeying a police officers order. Like the black man that got shot, I couldn't read the officer's mind to do it his way instead of the way a rational person would do it using common sense.

As long as you can avoid the police or live some place where they do their job, it's safe.
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
09 Jul 16 UTC
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I've never been to the USA, and the older I get and the more I read, see about the USA the less interested I am in visiting... So my views are formed at a safe distance, several thousand kilometres away.

Two comments
There are way too many guns in circulation in the USA, and the nation appears to be incapable of implementing any meaningful reform of gun control. I'd suggest you all need to get some major changes happening on that.

Secondly, no matter how bad some police are, having an us versus them attitude won't help. Police have one of the hardest careers imaginable. The regular generally law abiding civilian population should engage with police, in a friendly constructive way to improve the relationships between civilians and Police. Police need to work at this as well, it's in their interests to do so.

Try policing a community when the civilians and private security industry distrusts the police, regards them as lazy and corrupt, compared to policing a community where there is a good relationship between police an civilians and the private security industry.
Macchiavelli (2479 D)
09 Jul 16 UTC
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Some cops are good, some are bad.
Some blacks are good, some are bad.
Some ppl are good, some are bad.

In Murica, most of the cops need better training, and better screening to weed out the racists.

Murica needs less guns, so cops aren't so scared of civilians, so they don't need to defend themselves from death every second of their life.

Murica needs a better education system, that teaches ppl not to be racist. More science and reason, less creationism. Go to church or private school for that.

Murica needs less Faux news, less radical right wing media constantly telling ppl to be racist hateful bigots.

Murica needs a better job market, so poverty isn't so common. Poverty creates criminals.

Murica has LOTS of problems, with simple (not easy) solutions; but too many republicans who are hard-core Nazi KKK racist homophobic maniacs.

The biggest problem is white, racist, republicans who will never let go of their guns or hate or bigotry.

And if Trump gets into power, this tiny little shooting will become a massive daily civil war, with many, many more murders than even murica sees today.

Tolstoy (1958 D)
09 Jul 16 UTC
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Funny, a few days ago we were celebrating a holiday which commemorates the slaughter of thousands of law enforcement officers who were "just doing their job" enforcing the duly enacted laws of King and Parliament, and now the nation is grief-stricken by the deaths of five black-clad storm-troopers who (as a class) are far more oppressive and trigger-happy than the redcoats ever were.

At least a thousand people - possibly many more - are killed by the police in America every year. Nothing is done about it. We see people shot in the back for running away from arrest and imprisonment from being behind in child support payments. A man shot for declaring he was legally exercising his right to be armed at a traffic stop - just as he was no doubt instructed to. A young man passed out drunk on a friend's back porch blasted at short range with a shotgun because he'd been fiddling with a hose nozzle a few minutes earlier. A schizophrenic homeless man beaten to death by a gang of cops (one of whom bravely proclaims at the start "see these hands? They're going to fuck you up!"). A petty criminal who dies from a broken spinal chord after being given a "nickel ride". Others killed for the "crime" of trying to make some money selling loose cigarettes or CDs. A church volunteer tasered to death for the sin of honking at a motorcycle deputy for going at a 4-way stop without having the right of way (this deputy would later go on to kill two more people in the next 18 months)... this list could go on and on and on forever; I'm even still going from memory here.

With one exception, none of the officers who committed these straight-up murders has faced any prison time. The more egregious offenders get tried by prosecutors who are either too fond or too afraid of the police to put on a real case against them, and inevitably walk after being acquitted by a jury stacked in the cops' favor by both the defense and the prosecution. All killer cops are actually rewarded with a paid vacation - something they even brag about when threatening to kill people on internet forums. Given such inducements, why should any police hero ever err on the side of *not* killing mundane citizens?

The various facets of police impunity like this were mentioned in the Declaration of Independence among the causes of the separation. Then as now, there is no prospect of undoing this great evil through protests or pleading with our political masters. What, then, is the solution? Someone obviously thought the answer was to go out and shoot a bunch of cops. I hope one of you people who are outraged by both police homicides (and other rampant criminality) and the gun battle in Dallas can detail some realistic political and/or social program that would resolve the crisis without violence.
peterlund (1310 D (G))
09 Jul 16 UTC
MajorMitchell wrote "I've never been to the USA, and the older I get and the more I read, see about the USA the less interested I am in visiting..."

A long time ago (early 90ies) I stayed some months in the US when I did my engineering Master Thesis at the University of Florida in Gainesville FL. Coming over there, the other students instructed me immediately what to do in case a police officer stopped you while out driving a car.

They told me:
1. Sit still; do not exit the car.
2. Put both your hands on top of the driving wheel and keep them there.
3. WAIT until the officer approaches the car. My friends informed me that the officer probably would come up from behind with one hand on his gun and knock on my door slightly from behind.
4. Now I should very slowly move my hands from the top of my driving wheel and open the window/door, while keeping both my hands visible to the officer.
5. Do not look at the officer; let him talk to you from behind where he feels safe from the potential threat that you may be.
6. Stay calm; answer only shortly and precisely on the question you are being asked.
7. When presenting your driving license be sure to reach for your wallet very slowly and only *after* being asked to do so.

Is it not very sad that my friends thought there was a need to give this kind of instruction to an engineering student arriving the first time into the USA?

Later on this actually happened! I was stopped for speeding in Florida. I was going 74 miles per hour on a 55 mph road. I remembered the instruction my friends had given me and followed it point by point. I got a fine of 128 USD. My friend told me I'd better pay it in case I ever would like to re-enter the USA, but this I have never have done after. The desire to got there has not been present.

Maybe me being a white guy helped me survive this encounter, but still I was shaken by the event afterwards.

@MajorMitchell. I agree with you that the ubiquitous presence of guns is the main problem. If the US somehow was able to reduce the number of guns (short pieces not hunting rifles) to the levels we have in Europe, I think the USA would become a much more human society. But as you concluded they "appears to be incapable of implementing any meaningful reform of gun control" which is very sad!
Randomizer (90 D)
09 Jul 16 UTC
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-07-08/mistaken-suspect-in-dallas-massacre-says-he-was-defamed

Facing death threats for being innocent and cooperating with the police to clear his name. Now that the police have killed the real shooter and decided that he acted alone, will they do anything? Their previous excuse was they were too busy finding the shooter.
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
10 Jul 16 UTC
Consider the noble philosophical ideals and principles expressed in the Declaration of Independence.
Now consider the reality of the American nation....

leon1122 (175 D)
10 Jul 16 UTC
Exactly, Mitchell. Taxes are in direct contradiction to the Declaration of Independence.
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
10 Jul 16 UTC
Except that the taxes were implemented by representative officials so no...


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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 (469 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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