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abgemacht (1076 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!
Fluminator (500 D)
09 Jul 16 UTC
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I guess all the "future terrorist" he killed with drones don't view him unfavourably anymore either.
leon1122 (190 D)
09 Jul 16 UTC
Is there a link to the actual study? I'd like to see which 18 countries were surveyed.
peterlund (1310 D (G))
09 Jul 16 UTC
BBC mentioned "pew research" so I googled on
"pew research barak obama" and found lots of articles on this.
steephie22 (182 D (S))
09 Jul 16 UTC
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He's very likeable, but as implied already, he perfectioned a system that kills foreigners and Americans abroad because they are related to people suspected of terrorism.

People die and 'guilty until proven innocent' is an understatement.

Still, I doubt anyone running against Obama would've done that differently. I guess he was the better choice still :-(
MajorMitchell (1153 D)
10 Jul 16 UTC
I don't know about best and smartest ever...
I'd rate him as a very good President, certainly better than both Bushes and Clinton. The problem of Obama's presidency I think has been the continual bloody-minded, stupid and obsessive opposition on the part of the Republicans and other right wing Conservatives.

One classically totemic issue is Gun control and reform of gun control laws.. I hope all those who oppose sensible reform of gun control laws are prepared to accept responsibility for way too many dead...children, adults, police ...all victims.
In a conversation with a friend yesterday about the inability of Americans to understand the problems caused by allowing their nation to be crippled by it's gun culture, Trump's wall got mentioned, and despite the fact that there are many wonderful people living in America, maybe the best thing for the rest of us would be if America built it's wall ..all the way around..and then all the Americans shoot each other dead, make a bonfire of the whole box and dice. Leave the ashes and let it be a nature reserve haunted by it's ghosts.
leon1122 (190 D)
10 Jul 16 UTC
Oh, the hate-filled left. Hypocritical as always.
ND (879 D)
10 Jul 16 UTC
"Best and smartest US president ever!"

LOL LOL LOL no
TrPrado (461 D Mod)
10 Jul 16 UTC
"certainly better than both Bushes and Clinton."
Okay, maybe better than the younger Bush, but I don't think he's quite at HW or Clinton's notoriety. Father Bush is a severely underrated president, and Clinton helped negotiate some pretty notable peace deals.
TrPrado (461 D Mod)
10 Jul 16 UTC
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"The problem of Obama's presidency I think has been the continual bloody-minded, stupid and obsessive opposition on the part of the Republicans and other right wing Conservatives."
You mean like the speeding up of Gaddafi's downfall leading to the destabilization of Libya making it a haven for terrorism? Wait, Republicans didn't do that, ha.
Or do you mean the part where he used drones to bomb the shit out of the Middle East at a level not implemented by any prior president? Hmm, still not the Republicans.
TrPrado (461 D Mod)
10 Jul 16 UTC
Regarding the study, I assume a fair number of those countries are in Europe.
TrPrado (461 D Mod)
10 Jul 16 UTC
http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2016/07/barack-obama-world-popularity-cuba-egypt-ukraine-bbc-documentary-214032
peterlund (1310 D (G))
10 Jul 16 UTC
That was a long article :)

It got me thinking and realise why I and probably a lot of other non US citizens loved and still like Obama.

The fact that he was elected at all was a proof that the democratically system in USA actually works once in while. A new fresh politician that average Americans can relate to got elected. A president that had an ambition to serve the people got elected.

After the election of Bush the younger and the presidential vote count in Florida there was some doubt about this. The view many had of him was that he was a stupid playboy brought up by this political dynasty the Bush family and that he was put into office to serve only the richest people. To make sure taxes stayed low and possibly gets even lower.

So in short the world felt reassured and calmed when we saw that your democratic system actually worked.
peterlund (1310 D (G))
10 Jul 16 UTC
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"the world felt reassured and calmed when we saw that your democratic system actually worked."

Needless to say but most of that feeling of reassurance would be thrown out the window if Trump would get elected.
ND (879 D)
10 Jul 16 UTC
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I will feel really reassured if a criminal (Hillary Clinton) who the laws and rule of law doesn't seem to be applied to gets elected.
steephie22 (182 D (S))
10 Jul 16 UTC
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Needless to say that the (false) feeling of reassurance will be thrown out of the window unless third party wins.

Obama was elected because he put up an act too. I seem to recall that he was going to reduce CIA intrusion rather than perfecting it.
LeonWalras (409 D)
10 Jul 16 UTC
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I'm just glad he closed Guantanamo Bay and ended indefinite detention without trial.
Lethologica (203 D)
11 Jul 16 UTC
There have been some really fucking smart people in that office. Obama is smart, but he doesn't top the group. Nor has being really fucking smart in a conventional sense been a strong predictor of being a great president (where Obama is often considered middle-of-the-road or around the upper quartile--though of course this is a highly political question; consider FDR's ranking, or Reagan's).
Lethologica (203 D)
11 Jul 16 UTC
(Some really fucking smart people: Jefferson, Garfield, Wilson.)


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CptMike (4384 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 (325 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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glo2018 (1304 D)
03 Jul 16 UTC
Qustion about scoring system
in this game (http://95.211.128.12/webdiplomacy/board.php?gameID=92049#gamePanel) i saw a scoring system called Survivors-Win Scoring, but when i tried to create a game with this type of point scoring system i couldn't find it in the advanced settings. so, my question is, how do i create a game with this type of scoring system?
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abgemacht (1076 D (G))
08 Jul 16 UTC
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Mario Machine Learning on Twitch
https://www.twitch.tv/mikseri123321

If anyone is interested; we're doing some basic optimizations to get a computer to play Mario
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bo_sox48 (4992 D Mod (G))
06 Jul 16 UTC
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Turning Over a New Leaf
I just want to take a moment to say that I've been so proud of this forum in the last few days. The entire world has been buzzing with insanely controversial, easily polarizing political events in the past few days and we haven't had a vitriolic, stupidly biased thread so far. Kudos to everyone.
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Ogion (3878 D)
08 Jul 16 UTC
Weekend sitter needed for two early gunboat games
Hey folks,
I'm heading out for a weekend, and I have two 24 hour phase games that will need some builds and the like entered. Should be pretty easy.
Any takers?
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ssorenn (0 D X)
29 Jun 16 UTC
I'm in London for two days.
Where should I eat ??
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glo2018 (1304 D)
06 Jul 16 UTC
one more person
i have a live game starting in 2 hours called Amazing game (http://95.211.128.12/webdiplomacy/board.php?gameID=180862) i just need one more player, please join.
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steephie22 (182 D (S))
29 Jun 16 UTC
How much would building an island for a million people in international waters cost?
I'm talking excluding living supplies etc. Just building the island. Alternatively, an island chain will do too.

Just some big numbers-math for fun. Anyone wants to do an estimate?
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Valis2501 (2271 D (G))
04 Jul 16 UTC
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The Boston Massacre / webDip F2F tournament
As above, within this intertubelink:
https://sites.google.com/site/bostonmassacrediplomacy/tournament-info

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Halls of Mandos (1139 D)
05 Jul 16 UTC
World Game
It's that time again!
I was thinking of starting a world game some time early August when I get home. Post below if interested:
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TrPrado (461 D Mod)
17 May 16 UTC
NBA Finals
We're now at the Conference finals for both West and East, and the first game was last night. What do you guys think? Could this be the Thunder's year to win it all?
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Hamilton Brian (696 D (B))
01 Jul 16 UTC
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Happy Canada Day
Someone had to start this thread. Happy 149th Birthday!
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KingCyrus (511 D)
27 Jun 16 UTC
Special Replacement Needed
Good evening webDip. I am in need of a replacement for a special rule UN game.
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paulyork64 (351 D)
27 Jun 16 UTC
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Brexit swiftly followed by Engxit
Congratulations iceland. You were great. We were garbage. I will support your campaign to be a supply centre on the diplomacy map.
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taos (281 D)
01 Jul 16 UTC
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taos is back!
Hi !
I am back to the game after more than a year.
If you know me so please join my game and if you don't know me join too.
Many changes since i was inactive?
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Valis2501 (2271 D (G))
23 Jun 16 UTC
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WDC 2016 #weaselmoot Live Thread
The 2016 World Diplomacy Championships are happening!

http://www.windycityweasels.org/wdc2016
https://twitter.com/WindyCityWeasel
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
22 Jun 16 UTC
Any exercise in hypotheticals
http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160621-i-have-never-felt-sexual-desire

What do these people want? And are their demands reasonable?
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jengamaster (1977 D)
23 Jun 16 UTC
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Why do you simply save and not ready?
Unless you always save, or you always ready, which conditions lead to you choosing to do one or the other?
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brainbomb (325 D)
28 Jun 16 UTC
Game of thrones - S6 - reactions
Discuss.
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Crazy Anglican (199 D)
20 May 16 UTC
Vegetarians, Vegans, et al.
I am just getting started with this lifestyle change. I am leaning towards a whole foods plant based diet as in Plant Pure Nation. Any suggestions of things to try? Recipes? etc.
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????? (0 D X)
27 Jun 16 UTC
Question: Can you message during builds?
I am new to the website. I don't seem to be able to message during the build phase?
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Jamiet99uk (795 D)
16 Jun 16 UTC
Mafia XXI Sign-Up Thread
This thread is for signing up to play PROHIBITION WARS, which is the 21st game of Forum Mafia. There are up to 22 slots available however the game can be played with less than this. I would ideally like 20 participants at least.
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