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brainbomb (474 D)
25 Jan 17 UTC
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Unprecedented silencing of EPA, USDA, what is next
WHAT THE FUCK IS GOING ON?
Our national parks are being blocked from posting climate change data? The USDA, EPA are being bullied? What is this gestapo fucking horse shot?
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fiedler (1293 D)
21 Jan 17 UTC
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MAGA - what a great speech! Future looks bright.
Must be exciting to be an american today. Prosperity and optimism and winning are so much more fun than divisive bullying and globalist theft and war with russia. Plus Barron is hilarious. Glorious stuff! Good on you democracy.
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2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
30 Jan 17 UTC
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Chat on mobile bug?
When I open the in-game messaging window on mobile (Chrome, iOS) my country messages have been "resetting" to a past (earlier) message spontaneously, forcing me to scroll down in the tiny chat window to read the latest message. Anyone else seeing this?
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brainbomb (474 D)
10 Jan 17 UTC
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9 days sober
I feel different. Alot different. My anxiety is not as bad. I dont feel super angry
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leon1122 (175 D)
27 Jan 17 UTC
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Trump effort to defund sanctuary cities is a success!
Miami mayor has revoked the city's sanctuary status!

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community/miami-dade/article128984759.html
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yavuzovic (255 D)
29 Jan 17 UTC
Why I cannot create a Known World 901 game at the moment?
There is not choice. Could online players look at the game creator?
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Frothly (159 D)
29 Jan 17 UTC
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US judge temporarily halts deportations due to Trump's executive order
The ruling prevented the removal from the US of people with approved refugee applications, valid visas, and "other individuals... legally authorized to enter the United States".
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brainbomb (474 D)
27 Jan 17 UTC
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Site feature request
I was wondering if one of the programmery type mods could go into the source code for my account, and create an auto mute for me for any thread that contains a letter string of "Tr".
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Condescension (10 D X)
27 Jan 17 UTC
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Hey, conservatives
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tragedy_of_the_commons

Literally everything you need to know about why your economic theory is bunk.
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ghug (5046 D (B))
03 Feb 15 UTC
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ADVERTISE YOUR LIVE GAMES HERE
Advertise your live games here and only here.
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captainmeme (1126 D Mod)
26 Jan 17 UTC
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1v1 Showdown Stats
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1DhYZtnNINPxREZGAVYY2vnFZtPPNmto180cUMNCJXfc/edit?usp=sharing

It's still very early on, but these will be updated as the 1v1 Showdown progresses.
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Chumbles (959 D (S))
27 Jan 17 UTC
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Feeling Crumpled and Trumpled?
Then send out your gunboats abd rule the world: No in-game messaging, Anonymous players, Draw-Size Scoring!

http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=189779
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Chaqa (2654 D (B))
26 Jan 17 UTC
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Trump using police to steal candy from babies
THIS IS AN OUTRAGE! We can't let this stand.

#NoCandyForBabyTrump
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dannystores (0 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
Apple iPhone 6S Plus – 64GB Unlocked == $500
Apple iPhone 6s Plus 128GB Unlocked == $520
Apple iPhone 6S Plus – 64GB Unlocked == $500
Apple iPhone 6S Plus – 16GB Unlocked == $470
Contact: jjconrow1(@)gmail.com
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Hauta (1618 D (S))
27 Jan 17 UTC
Is Trump manipulating foreign currency markets?
Trump makes announcements that affect the Mexican Peso (usually negatively) and yet his financials are a mystery. Is it possible that he is personally trading on the markets that he can influence so much or am I being paranoid?
JamesYanik (548 D)
27 Jan 17 UTC
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@Hauta

you're not at all paranoid. this is why we have to have blind trusts set up. It doesn't mean he's guilty, but this is a position of unknown that we CAN'T ALLOW in Politics.
Matticus13 (2251 D)
27 Jan 17 UTC
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Of course it's possible. I'm reminded of the time Carl Icahn purchased a large quantity of Apple stock, then announced he had done so on Twitter and that he believed the company stock was going to continue to climb. The stock promptly jumped as a result. A bit different, but they both have the status to effect financial markets significantly.
Randomizer (100 D)
27 Jan 17 UTC
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But Trump hasn't really put his money in a blind trust. He knows pretty much know where his money is and still has some control over what happens to it. He's just removed himself from board positions.
Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
27 Jan 17 UTC
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It is super easy for anyone of a high social stature to manipulate markets to personally benefit themselves financially. Financial markets work on supply/demand. If you affect the demand for something based on what you tell others, you are going to affect the price of it. Matticus offers a prime example, and I can say that I personally remember other times Icahn has done this. We're talking about him probably putting in tens or hundreds of millions of dollars into a stock, publicly saying he believes it is a great investment, and then having it go up 600% in a matter of days/weeks and making him hundreds of millions to billions of dollars. Definitely not something you want the person in charge of approving laws/policies for your country to be taking part in. Creates a huge conflict of interest that doesn't put the people of the country first.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
27 Jan 17 UTC
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how much your networth? do any of you really have any practical knowledge of money or all of your knowledge from someone else's ideas?
Hellenic Riot (1619 D (G))
27 Jan 17 UTC
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Well; shorting the Euro is something everyone should be doing; according to the future US Ambassador to the EU. So why not? :D

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38749884
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
27 Jan 17 UTC
i remember when i was in england and the pound was $1.05.
slypups (1889 D)
27 Jan 17 UTC
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True that many with money, power, and social influence can move markets, but it's unconstitutional for the President to do so. That's why there are lawsuits against him already to stop this action: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/22/us/politics/trump-foreign-payments-constitution-lawsuit.html?_r=0
The euro is a failure as a currency.
bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
27 Jan 17 UTC
Brad, why are 98% of your forum posts ad hominems?
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
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well Bo, i guess i listened to too many PiNkFloYd songs, dig it? i mean good manners don't cost nuthin'
In reality, most of the stuff posted here is plain self-serving garbage thrown by people using others ideas gleaned from the internet.
You can speak to me of importance when you have stood endless watches in an engineroom or on a ships bridge, adopted teenagers from the foster care system, cradled your dying mother as she gasped her last breath from lungs riddled from cancer due to years of smoking, or taught inner city kids who take different routes to and from home to avoid the gangs and have a set of textbooks at home so they are not picked on. i can go on but i have lived life; most of you children have no idea.
Tom Bombadil (4196 D (G))
28 Jan 17 UTC
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Brad is older than me so obviously he knows everything and I know nothing.

But seriously OP is correct that this is an enormous concern and I would be shocked if it doesn't create a large issue in the future if only because nobody really knows how to handle it.
bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
28 Jan 17 UTC
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Am I supposed to share my life story with you before I am worthy of your attention, Brad? I don't think there's a single person on this website who knows it.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
Bo you asked me a question. i gave a response. i did not ask you for a life story nor did i give one. i presented items from my life to highlight why i say the arguments posted here are specious and circular. if you need to post about your life i am interested in as much as i find you interesting. but you need not belittle the story.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
Brad is older than me so obviously he knows everything and I know nothing.
TB are you always this dismissive of those with more experience?
JamesYanik (548 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
@CAPT Brad

i do find your "how much your networth? do any of you really have any practical knowledge of money or all of your knowledge from someone else's ideas?" a little aggressive without substance. ONLY have hands on knowledge can be just as detrimental to understanding something as ONLY having a theoretical working with it.
Condescension (10 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
He's not dismissing you because you're "more experienced"(lol), he's dismissing you because you're using your age like it's an argument and not the number of years since your mother (regrettably) forced you out.
Condescension (10 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
Brad isn't even very rich.

What's your net worth? Less than two million, right?
Tom Bombadil (4196 D (G))
28 Jan 17 UTC
Brad, I am not dismissive. Nor do I think you have more experience pertaining to the subject than I.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
yes between one and two but approaching two in USD; net. about half in property, the rest spread in investments. why?
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
'Less than two million'
like you can even fathom that much money
slypups (1889 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
Yes, yes. Brad's older and lived more life than most of you pups. Yada yada. But what about Trump's foreign investments?
Tom Bombadil (4196 D (G))
28 Jan 17 UTC
If net worth was relevant to this we should ask Kim Kardashian her opinion. By our standards she would be an expert on the subject.
JamesYanik (548 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
@CAPT Brad

I can imagine less than two million VERY well. Like seriously, the amount less than 2 million is so large, YOU couldn't even imagine it. *im that good* -.-
ssorenn (3227 D (G))
28 Jan 17 UTC
Discussing net worth on the internet. Haha.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
i don't have to imagine it. i do get to spend it however.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
oh hi sssorennn. long time no see. play any good tournaments lately?
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
we should ask Kim Kardashian her opinion
we don't have to ask, it gets shoved down our throat constantly
Condescension (10 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
@Brad in my family 2 million isn't a ton of money.

Due to the laissez-faire state you advocate, I will inherit more than you made in your lifetime.

:^)
ssorenn (3227 D (G))
28 Jan 17 UTC
People who talk about it don't have it
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
should you live that long or your parents not give it away or spend it
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
but that is just like a parasite, sucking the blood from someone else
bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
28 Jan 17 UTC
Tax returns, Brad. Spill em.
bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
28 Jan 17 UTC
Competing over net worth is like competing over dick size - all you do is talk about it but you never show it.

(Not to mention that only douches do it.)
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
Oh Bo. i am not running for office. besides tax returns do not disclose wealth, just income or gains.
bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
28 Jan 17 UTC
Which, believe it or not, tend to have a significant correlation with wealth!
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
and i was not competing. the boy asked a question and i gave him an answer.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
Oh Bo! don't you know, when you really have wealth the last thing you want is for it to appear on your tax forms.
Tom Bombadil (4196 D (G))
28 Jan 17 UTC
I'm still wondering why you believe you have more experience than me (and others). You literally know almost nothing about me. Are you that arrogant that you think you have more experience or knowledge than everyone?

If you do have the millions you say, especially in property, surely you can see the massive conflicts of interest Trump will have to avoid.
slypups (1889 D)
28 Jan 17 UTC
Don't ask CAPT_Brad for his tax returns. Then he can refuse and run for the Presidency. Dang, too late now...he's qualified. What have you done?
bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
28 Jan 17 UTC
Of course, Brad. I'm not stupid; I know people evade taxes. No shit. You keep avoiding the question that Tom is asking, though, so maybe try replying.
bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
28 Jan 17 UTC
Secondarily, why does your experience in the Navy and your blatant disregard for your own lifelong privilege, as demonstrated by the fact that you make yourself out to be some sort of god-given savior to those oh so poor inner city kids, make you better than the rest of us?
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
Oh Tom, when do you think i interjected you into the conversation? and i don't have millions yet (although i am nearly plural). i claim not vast knowledge and experience but likely more than the majority here; certainly more eclectic and varied than the posters here that spout others idea as if they were their own. so tell me about yourself, impress me with your vast experiences, education and contributions
ssorenn (3227 D (G))
28 Jan 17 UTC
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Umm, tax returns don't reflect net worth
Tom Bombadil (4196 D (G))
28 Jan 17 UTC
Brad. This doesn't have anything to do with "life experience". That's just a phrase people use to utilize ageism. Knowledge or experience about the topic would relevant. Your brief anecdotes while certainly interesting don't seem relevant. I'm sure you have more "life experience"(you've had more birthdays) than most people here.
Tom Bombadil (4196 D (G))
28 Jan 17 UTC
And you "interjected me" when you directly asked me if I am always dismissive of those who have more experience than me.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Jan 17 UTC
your own lifelong privilege.....god-given savior
interesting language to use.
i claim no such thing. i was a servant to others, my God, my country, my community, my school, my family. whatever time, talents, and treasure i have i have used to work for the benefit of others. your tone betrays your own arrogance and jealousy. i would pity you but that is a liberal's cop out. rather i would pray that you work to find your life useful and beneficial to others as i have had the 'privilege' to have.
bo_sox48 (4844 D Mod (G))
28 Jan 17 UTC
K


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JamesYanik (548 D)
27 Jan 17 UTC
DOOMSDAY IS HERE
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/26/science/doomsday-clock-countdown-2017.html?_r=0
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goldfinger0303 (2990 D)
26 Sep 16 UTC
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Announcing the 2016 WebDiplomacy World Cup!
Come one, come all! This storied tournament is a clash of nations, so gather your pride and some comrades in arms to show this site why YOUR Country/Region is better than the rest!
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WyattS14 (44 D (B))
27 Jan 17 UTC
Gun boat classic game 16 hour phases
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=190232
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brainbomb (474 D)
26 Jan 17 UTC
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THa Govarnment is full of Jipsees, Tramps and Theieves
Prasident Tramp plans to is ban abba, jipsees and all origami from entering America. #Freedom yo
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
26 Jan 17 UTC
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CIA and ongoing covil disturbance in the US...
https://theintercept.com/2017/01/25/seymour-hersh-blasts-media-for-uncritically-promoting-russian-hacking-story/

Tl;dr the CIA posted an opinion piece, the media incritically reported it as true.
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Yoyoyozo (187 D)
26 Jan 17 UTC
Yoyo live gunboat series.
Gunboat. 5min/phase. Every Sunday at 4pm CST. I'll post in this thread when a new game goes up, with in dept End of Game Analysis at the end, for open discussion. Post here or PM me to express interest.
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djnogueira (220 D)
25 Jan 17 UTC
Last turn of a certain dead player can capture province?
Consider Autumn turn. A player has a single original supply center. His last unit is somewhere else.
His last supply center is captured. He will be dead when Fall begins. However, he is in a position where he can capture one of my many supply centers. Will I lose that supply center in the Fall if he moves to that providence?
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principians (881 D)
26 Jan 17 UTC
why is switzerland so rich?
First video in english of this channel, you might find it interesting.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSLs5G4SPP4
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CAPT Brad (40 D X)
25 Jan 17 UTC
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Mary Tyler Moore, Who Incarnated the Modern Woman on TV, Dies at 80
She was fun, enlightening and interesting to watch
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Chaqa (2654 D (B))
25 Jan 17 UTC
Lusthog time
It's lusthog time. 2 games this go, same as usual:
- Gunboat
- No draws until stalemate
- No NMR
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The Ambassador (159 D)
25 Jan 17 UTC
Dip Directions?
In episode 11 of the Diplomacy Games podcast Kaner and I discussed longevity aspects and risk management of sites like webDip and vDip to ensure they grow and reduce the chances of going down (either technically speaking or perceptions of IP infringement). We said we'd create a thread for this for others to contribute. What do you reckon?
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Jamiet99uk (35 D)
03 Jan 17 UTC
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MAFIA XXVI - GAME THREAD
====================
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Flame (100 D)
25 Jan 17 UTC
For Russian-speaking players
I still want to remind that russian-speaking players are also welcomed to Diplomail.Ru webdiplomacy server.
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WyattS14 (44 D (B))
25 Jan 17 UTC
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So apparently you can't join more than 10 games...
WebDip thinks I have a life. Funny
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ssorenn (3227 D (G))
25 Jan 17 UTC
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My gunboats are over, time for some new ones
36h,dss, 25pt, gunboats
3 games--please join if you can play all three
Please ready if you can-----
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