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President Eden (2427 D)
30 Nov 17 UTC
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Dems/progs, are y'all really running Zuckerborg in 2020?
I know I know, insert "lul ReTHUGlicans nominated DONALD TUCKING DRUMPH xDDD" memes here.
Why is Zuckerborg on the short list of nominations right now though?
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MamaLama (212 D)
30 Nov 17 UTC
Mafia Style DImplomacy
What if we had a game type where everyone was completely anonymous such that no one knew what country anyone else was and it was global chat only
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Smokey Gem (189 D)
29 Nov 17 UTC
Australian Icons we have stolen.
What can you think of?


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VashtaNeurotic (2394 D)
24 Nov 17 UTC
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Must See Movie Reccomendations
So I like movies a lot and one of my goals in life is to watch every movie that is worth watching. I've seen most of AFIs top 100 and I have a to-watch list that is 168 films and counting. As such, I was curious if anyone here has some must-see movies that I may not know about.
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WyattS14 (5 D (B))
29 Nov 17 UTC
Music major?
I've considered pursuing a music major.. is the outcome worth the cost? It seems like the stereotype for music majors is that there's no real future.
What ARE the possibilities?
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Durga (2658 D)
23 Nov 17 UTC
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Where do you get your news from?
I'm curious as to where you guys are getting your information from, and what you read on the regular
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
23 Nov 17 UTC
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Playboy magazine
WyattS14 (5 D (B))
23 Nov 17 UTC
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I always read Time Magazine subscriptions, however, I'll use some things like
-Carnegie Endowment For International Peace
-Foreign Affairs
-The Economist (Great statistics)
-Infowars
-Buzzfeed news
-Fox and friends
-People magazine
-Facebook
-Rick and Morty
damian (675 D)
23 Nov 17 UTC
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I used to get my news exclusively from Webdip. Not even kidding. But y'all have been letting me down lately.

So I've started reading CBC articles again and news from the r/Canada & r/Canadapolitics subreddits. As well as big news as it filters down into some of the less political/topical subreddits.
I check reddit's /r/worldnews and Drudge Report for news. I find news aggregators like those two sources to be much better than leaning on news organizations. I only watch cable news networks if I expect the anchors to go into damage control meltdown mode over some happening to get a good laugh (examples: FOX during Election Night 2012, CNN/MSNBC during Election Night 2016), or occasionally I tune into Tucker Carlson or Hannity on FOX if they have an interesting guest. I find that regardless of bend, they're pretty terrible at reporting news I find important -- so many irrelevant headlines and when the stories do matter, the facts are so skewed.

As for why /r/worldnews and Drudge, /r/worldnews is center-left to left and Drudge is right, so I get a basic sense of what people are saying about particular issues and can get an idea as to whether some particular news item is left or right echo chamber nonsense vs something that's actually important to me. I also troll /pol/ and r/The_Donald for entertainment.

I don't read any newspapers, except occasionally the local paper's sports section when it's freely available and I need to kill a minute.


Currently I am reading Nietzsche's "Thus Spoke Zarathustra" and am trying to get back into the swing of reading philosophical works. One of my favorites that I finished in the last couple of months was Marcus Aurelius's "Meditations." I have great reverence for the Western religious and philosophical tradition and aspire to be well-versed in as much of it as I can be.
President Eden (2427 D)
23 Nov 17 UTC
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+1 on webdip, I remember using it as my primary aggregator a few years ago. We lost too many people that used to be active in political discussions and be good posters to be able to keep doing that though.
WyattS14 (5 D (B))
23 Nov 17 UTC
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@President Eden, you'll like this one
https://youtu.be/l2S_vT3hThc
CommanderByron (869 D (S))
23 Nov 17 UTC
-BBC
-CNN
-NYT
-Fox
-Economist
-Foreign Policy
-If it’s happening in middle-east Al Jazeer.
A small part of my soul dies when I am aware that Kayleigh McEnany is out of my league
WyattS14 (5 D (B))
23 Nov 17 UTC
http://celebliveupdate.com/hot-political-commentator-kayleigh-mcenany-still-boyfriend-already-married-husband/

Your day will come Mr Eden
WyattS14 (5 D (B))
23 Nov 17 UTC
Also... is your name based on John Henry Eden?
The one and only.
WyattS14 (5 D (B))
23 Nov 17 UTC
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"'Tis better to be alone, then of bad company."
damian (675 D)
23 Nov 17 UTC
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The decline in the utility of the forum for aggregating news & as a filter to keep out the unimportant/uninteresting stuff is definitely down due to the loss of a lot of great contributors. The loss of the forum as a free speech zone is in my opinion a contributing factor to that.

However, I think the utility of the forum as a news aggregator is only going to decline further once we transition to the new PHB forum. I wouldn't be shocked to see activity on the new forum decline dramatically.

I also like to check out Vice News from time to time they have interesting specials. Particularly when it comes to food culture. They do good articles on food stuff.
Yoyoyozo (187 D)
23 Nov 17 UTC
Infowars.com
I think Fallout 3 was the first place I heard the phrase "make America great again."
Yes the fascist supercomputer said it. Great optics.
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
23 Nov 17 UTC
I usually leech news off my friends. Occasionally I also see something interesting on webdiplomacy.net but recently I’ve posted like half the interesting news stuff. BBC and AP are also nice.
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
23 Nov 17 UTC
Twitter is also okay. From following Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin I learned that the Speaker of the Oklahoma House of Representatives, Charles McCall, left the country on Friday, the same day she vetoed most of a bill that proposed massive budget cuts.
ksako8 (1433 D)
23 Nov 17 UTC
NRC Handelsblad
De Vilkskrant
De telegraaf
The guardian
USAtoday
Le Monde
Frankfurter Algemeine Zeitung
The economist
ksako8 (1433 D)
23 Nov 17 UTC
Vilkskrant = Volkskrant
Jamiet99uk (35 D)
23 Nov 17 UTC
BBC
Reuters
The Economist
Financial Times
Russia Today
Al Jazeera
Morning Star
Octavious (1717 D)
23 Nov 17 UTC
I wondered who it was who still read the Morning Star these days. I was afraid they'd lost their entire circulation to The Canary.

I tend to watch/listen to the BBC, browse the online copies of the Guardian and Telegraph, and pick up the occasional paper when it comes free with a bottle of water.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
23 Nov 17 UTC
The Atlantic has some of the best long form journalism todaybb
Deeply_Dippy (388 D)
23 Nov 17 UTC
Diplomacy World.

The Pouch is just too unreliable.
Jamiet99uk (35 D)
23 Nov 17 UTC
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@Octavious: The Canary uses awful click-bait tactics. The Morning Star is a fine organ of the trade union movement.
Hellenic Riot (1619 D (G))
23 Nov 17 UTC
BBC
Paradox
KCNA
The Spectator
The Economist
Private Eye
The Guardian, occasionally
Metro, if I'm on a train
Octavious (1717 D)
23 Nov 17 UTC
If by fine organ you mean they're a bunch of (insert politically correct alternative of your choice) then I agree :p.

Joking aside, you're right. The Morning Star does carry some integrity in its pages, whereas The Canary looks like it was invented by a drunk Tory trying to parody the worst of the Looney Left.
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
24 Nov 17 UTC
Bump, to lift this thread above ten bogus advertising threads & demote them
jason4747 (100 D)
24 Nov 17 UTC
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Octavious, I am not familiar with "The Canary" but based on your hysterical description,  I had to go see it. 

They, at "The Canary," apparently beg to differ.  It says right on their website: "Fresh, Fearless Independent Journalism | The Canary."  Sounds grand!!!  Fearless!!   Wow!   Probably fair AND balanced too
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
25 Nov 17 UTC
The Onion
ClickHole
PatriotHole
Daily Currant
TooCoolSunday (207 D)
25 Nov 17 UTC
Mostly from here; I find it eclectic and informative.
Heywood Jablowme (5 D)
26 Nov 17 UTC
Marketwatch, CNN, Genetic Engineering News (I work for a biotech company) :)
brainbomb (474 D)
26 Nov 17 UTC
Hannity
Limbaugh
Gospel Radio
Whales
Vallk (909 D)
26 Nov 17 UTC
Wall Street journal, Nyt, The economist, Washpo, Occasionally the fringe right websites solely because their such impressive propaganda machines
Ursa (1310 D)
26 Nov 17 UTC
@ksako8: Found the Dutch guy :)

Trouw
Facebook
Reddit
Twitter
Local newspaper
Ogion (4375 D)
26 Nov 17 UTC
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My ouija board. The spirits have remarkably good gossip
TrPrado (441 D Mod)
27 Nov 17 UTC
Project Veritas ;)
abgemacht (840 D (G))
28 Nov 17 UTC
-NPR, specifically WBUR
-Economist
-BBC
-Whatever pops up on my Google Now feed
Fluminator (496 D)
28 Nov 17 UTC
RT
Smokey Gem (189 D)
29 Nov 17 UTC
Wikipedia...just like may master degree in Media management.
reedeer1 (100 D)
29 Nov 17 UTC
NPR
New York Times
Reuters
yavuzovic (235 D)
29 Nov 17 UTC
WebDip Forum
yavuzovic (235 D)
29 Nov 17 UTC
I like that government but I don't claim they're not oppressive. Wikipedia is banned in Turkey with legal ways. But we still access it.
fourofswords (516 D)
30 Nov 17 UTC
Ouija! luv it!. For me, MSNBC all day long. I read ancient history. People back then made sense.


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Claesar (3275 D Mod)
27 Nov 17 UTC
High-bet full-anon full-press game
Peace has come at last to the great Bunny Kingdom! Lead your clan of rabbits to glory by gathering resources and building new cities across the land!

gameID=211221
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brainbomb (474 D)
28 Nov 17 UTC
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The Arab Spring was a horrible failure
Can you name any countries that benefitted from the Arab Spring? Libya is literally a slave-state, Egyptians overthrew one leader only to overthrow the next, Iranian arab spring failed, Syria is a bloodbath. Is there a single positive that came from this movement?
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Durga (2658 D)
29 Nov 17 UTC
Liberal tops Conservative Game Board
gameID=206622 facts only or fake news
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Literary Pugilist (291 D)
24 Nov 17 UTC
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Why no love for Sum of Squares scoring?
Personally, I'm not a big fan of Draw Size scoring, because it rewards the power that hung on with one dot the same as the 17 SC power that was a hair away from the solo.

What I've noticed is that almost every new game is Draw Size Scoring. Is that just because it's the default option or are players here just not fond of it.
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TrPrado (441 D Mod)
29 Nov 17 UTC
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ATC about to reach for a beer from the fridge
Anyone else excited?
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LeonWalras (419 D)
29 Nov 17 UTC
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The Paris Uprising of 1832 was a horrible failure
Can you name any characters that benefited from the Paris Uprising of 1832? Éponine is literally and figuratively heartbroken, Jean Valjean overcame Javert only to die of old age in the next bloody act. Is there a single positive that came from this musical?
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WyattS14 (5 D (B))
29 Nov 17 UTC
What's ATC?
As soon as I saw it I thought American Trans Club, but I was a little confused as to why they were reaching for a beer in the fridge..?
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CAPT Brad (40 D X)
29 Nov 17 UTC
Who Are The Real Dinosaurs In Congress?
Republicans do a better job of promoting younger members, in part because they limit, to six years, the length of time a member can be chairman or chairwoman of a committee. Democrats do not impose term limits on committee leaders or so-called ranking members, the top slot for lawmakers who are in the minority.
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zultar (4170 D Mod (P))
24 Nov 17 UTC
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KansasBoyd has been banned.
For those interested.
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Smokey Gem (189 D)
25 Nov 17 UTC
The Time between the darnkess.
There is darkness before and darkness after.

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c0dyz (100 D)
27 Nov 17 UTC
New game
Lookin to get a game goin. 1.5 day phases, full press, draw size scoring.
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WyattS14 (5 D (B))
27 Nov 17 UTC
Wood USB drive boxes?
Does anyone know where I can find some wood USB drive boxes or pull door handles made specifically in China?
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yavuzovic (235 D)
27 Nov 17 UTC
Are there any reader Josh Malerman?
I read Birdbox and Black Mad Wheel and I loved them.
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Ethanol (1780 D)
22 Nov 17 UTC
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Check boxes for Variant at Search function
Hi,

i would be happy if the search function gives the ability of picking a number of different variants due to check box.
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Stressedlines (1375 D)
08 Oct 17 UTC
Anyone here make their own beer/wine?
I have been doing this for many years, and was curious if anyone else did such. It is easily my only hobby I have that I care about..lol
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Tom Bombadil (4196 D (G))
01 Nov 17 UTC
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Mafia XXXII:Mountainous Cannibals and Friends
This thread is for Mafia XXXII Participants only
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Yoyoyozo (187 D)
23 Nov 17 UTC
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Happy Nondenominational Autumn Festival That Isnt About Killing Indiginous People
Happy NAFTI AKIP everyone
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ishirkmywork (1407 D)
25 Nov 17 UTC
My least favorite time of year.
http://buffalonews.com/2017/11/24/husband-of-hunting-accident-victim-her-life-was-cut-way-too-short/
http://buffalonews.com/2017/11/24/authorities-pick-up-shot-after-hunter-allegedly-mistakes-it-for-deer/
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Fluminator (496 D)
24 Nov 17 UTC
Epic story: 3rd and final part of the trilogy.
Brainbomb
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zultar (4170 D Mod (P))
23 Nov 17 UTC
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New mobile website coming and happy Thanksgiving to those in the US
We are hoping to push a mobile website for webDip next week. If you want to check it out, it has been implemented on Vdip. We are very much looking forward to this change as it has been requested for multiple times and it looks pretty good. Let us know what you think.
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Heywood Jablowme (5 D)
26 Nov 17 UTC
Ranking?
How do I get a ranking in this game? I am sick of being a political puppet.
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MajorMitchell (1033 D)
24 Nov 17 UTC
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Old Masters, New player names with fake IDs, Liniments & Tonics, etc,
Cheap nuclear weapons & perpetual motion machinery from wizzbang North Korean suppliers, do it yourself dentistry & surgical procedures kits for spouses, kids & let's. All available & More at the Sketchy, Dodgy & Fly~by~Night Warehouse Emporium.
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Yoyoyozo (187 D)
19 Nov 17 UTC
"Biggest Game of All Time" EOG
This thread is reserved for discussion of the gunboat game "Biggest Game of All Time" in which the some of the best gunboat players on the site slogged it out to see who would reign victorious
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President Eden (2427 D)
24 Nov 17 UTC
Gunboat musings
I have been playing a couple of gunboats lately and spectating a few more. None of these thoughts concern ongoing games, so I think this should be safe to post.
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