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bo_sox48 (5202 D Mod (G))
04 Jul 14 UTC
Happy Actual 4th of July
Let's celebrate with Diplomacy! MURICA!

gameID=144208
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NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
04 Jul 14 UTC
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Happy 4th July ......
...... but how much better could it have been?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h1YvJBwC4xQ
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ssorenn (0 D X)
04 Jul 14 UTC
Trouble logging on from home.
I can log on to site from iPhone 4g but my home internet will not allow me to log on. It keeps saying server not responding. I can get all other sites I try just no webdip
Any suggestions?
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CommanderByron (863 D (S))
03 Jul 14 UTC
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Webdiplomacy Population
I am curious as to the demographics of this site. Things like country of residence/ origin (however you identify) , state if an American, and age/ gender. Just curious to see the type of people who are on , feel free to add more info. I'll go first
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denis (864 D)
04 Jul 14 UTC
BETTER LIVE GAMES
Is there any way to coordinate better live games, obviously this is a big part of the site
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Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
04 Jul 14 UTC
Feature: Min/Max DipPoints for New Games
How about being able to create new games restricted to players joining based on their max or min amount of DipPoints?
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semck83 (229 D (B))
03 Jul 14 UTC
Diplomacy questions
So, these are pretty basic questions, and I'm sure they've been asked before, so forgive me for asking them again.
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Ogion (4075 D)
03 Jul 14 UTC
Replacement Egypt needed at game start
We haven't started but our Egypt got banned
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=144117
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OutsideSmoker27 (204 D)
03 Jul 14 UTC
We're not who we appear to be: something good, bad, or indifferent?
The anonymity that is inherent in message boards like this and the consequent increased boldness or recklessness with which most of us are apt to behave as compared to how we would behave in our "real" lives leads me to wonder out loud: at what point, if ever, does this presentation of a sort of alternate personality constitute lying? And if it is a form of lying, does it matter?
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SandgooseXXI (113 D)
03 Jul 14 UTC
May it stay forever strong
Interpret the above statement below:
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mapleleaf (0 D X)
01 Jul 14 UTC
zultar, the american, is missing the point.
I actually SUPPORT my american neighbors and envy their freedom.
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denis (864 D)
03 Jul 14 UTC
Two units bounce
SO two units Bounce each other in a territory, say Munich and Burgundy bounce in Rurh during Autumn of 1904, can another unit, say Belgium or Kiel then retreat into that Territory during the Retreats Phase of Autumn 1904.
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mapleleaf (0 D X)
03 Jul 14 UTC
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For forum users, please read this here thread.
It's way better than the other one. lol.
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Maniac (189 D (B))
03 Jul 14 UTC
Well I for one am glad they're dead.
Peter Allen and Gwynne Owen - hope you don't rest in peace.

In my opinion hanging was too good for them, maybe the electric chair would have been more fitting.
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zultar (4180 D Mod (P))
02 Jul 14 UTC
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WebDiplomacy Community & Freedom of Speech
Please read.
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CommanderByron (863 D (S))
02 Jul 14 UTC
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College
So I am a high school graduate, and a college student come august. While I am aware of the benefits to college; I am curious as to how college or lack there of has affected anyone else. Looking for more perspective.
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krellin (80 D X)
03 Jul 14 UTC
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You Guys....
I love you guys. All of you. No. Really! I do!! <smooches>

Here's to a brighter, kinder me...
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krellin (80 D X)
02 Jul 14 UTC
The Quantum Shift
...<chew on this>...
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krellin (80 D X)
03 Jul 14 UTC
Help for the Overly Sensitive
I a further effort to help those insensitive...er...I mean overly sensitive virgin eyes that enjoy this blessed place, please avail yourself of this wonderful protective gear:
http://www.woot.com/offers/protect-yourself-1?ref=cnt_wp_9_3
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SantaClausowitz (360 D)
02 Jul 14 UTC
Changing your mind
Is it a sign of weakness or strength.
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abgemacht (1076 D (G))
02 Jul 14 UTC
Need A Replacement For France
I'm looking for an active, respected player to partner with the remaining French player in our Dummy trial game (gameID=143236). If you aren't familiar with this game, each country has 2 players that equally share control (press, moves, etc). Let me know if you're interested.
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SYnapse (0 D X)
30 Jun 14 UTC
Ramadan
Anyone else doing this? I was challenged by my Muslim friends at work, damn I'm hungry.
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krellin (80 D X)
02 Jul 14 UTC
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Whiny-A** B*tches!!
http://online.wsj.com/articles/new-york-court-strikes-down-cyberbullying-law-1404239912?mod=WSJ_hp_LEFTTopStories

That's right, you are all a bunch of whiny ass bitches and there's not a damned thing you can do about it. Suck on that :P
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Sevyas (869 D)
13 Mar 14 UTC
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2014 - 7 games wta series
As the initial thread is closed but the tournament is still running, here a new thread for general tournament announcements, pause requests, ranking, ...
Let's keep this one alive

Old thread: http://www.webdiplomacy.net/forum.php?viewthread=1092719#1092719
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FineRedMist (108 D)
30 Jun 14 UTC
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Who's the least intelligent puppy-kicking child-fucker on this forum?
A) Draugnar
B) krellin
C) ssorenn
D) FineRedMist
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ILN (100 D)
02 Jul 14 UTC
Nice game if you're interested
Don't know if this is spam or not, not selling paintings or anything - just a recommendation.

Link and description below:
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semck83 (229 D (B))
30 Jun 14 UTC
Hobby Lobby
The US Supreme Court has just (ten minutes ago) upheld Hobby Lobby's right, under religious conscience, not to provide contraception coverage to its employees.

http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/13pdf/13-354_olp1.pdf
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Jamiet99uk (795 D)
26 Jun 14 UTC
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Proportionate response?
Earlier this month, three Israeli teenagers went missing in the occupied West Bank. Israeli authorities allege that Hamas abducted them. Hamas has stated that this is untrue and that they are not responsible.
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obiwanobiwan (248 D)
02 Jul 14 UTC
"Part of the problem with invoking 'strawman' accusations here is that it assumes that everybody has a coherent and clear position from post to post with which to argue against."

Funny, you've been arguing against my position for the better part of 120 posts now, at least...

If you don't understand my position, it's highly irresponsible of you to demonize it, don't you think?

Or do you just like idly pissing on people while making smug asides?
obiwanobiwan (248 D)
02 Jul 14 UTC
But back on the "do we really have to argue about the presumption of innocence in the 21st century?" point...

This has been one of my points this entire thread--

This region does not operate the way the rest of the 21st century world does.

Try as you might from atop Putin's holier-than-thou perch, or from whatever more grounded position the rest of you are arguing, I don't think you can apply the same standards to this region of the world as other regions.

It doesn't operate like it's in the 21st century much of the time, not even Israel, which I still defend.

The whole region ITSELF views warfare and these wars as having different standards and goals and being fought for different purposes and with different definitions of what's right and wrong than we do in other parts of the world.

And the clinching problem is that since so many states in the area fight by this older, more Medieval set of rules, the first one to switch and take a 21st century approach is at a disadvantage...so none of them are likely to stop any time soon unless they all stop--

Part of what the Palestinians need and want most is Israeli withdrawals from areas they predominate, but how likely is Israel to do that when in cases where they do that they get rocketed, and the last time they allowed elections in Gaza they got Hamas?

And on the flip side, the Palestinians need to stop those rocket and suicide bomber attacks, but with no army and the Israeli military right there, how likely are they to do that, when that's arguably their biggest bargaining chip, the fact that they can disrupt Israeli life on a daily basis and draw attention to their cause with that old Tanks vs. Rocks symbolism...doesn't happen if you don't throw the rocks, as it were.

It's cyclical, and perpetuated by outdated views--

And imposing a 21st century lens on it is a bit like chastising college students for not being able to add properly (and there are students like that, my sister's off to teach them in a remedial math class, lol)--

Yes, you WANT to kick and scream and shout at them, and yes, they SHOULD know better...but at this point, the failure's so deep, is shouting at them because they're not college-level going to really help them progress? They shouldn't be in college, and the the people in power in the Middle East SHOULDN'T be in power--

But they ARE...so, hold them to the standard they set for themselves, because any other simply doesn't fit.
http://news.msn.com/world/palestinian-teen-killed-in-apparent-revenge-attack

Disgusting, no but, just disgusting
Draugnar (0 D X)
02 Jul 14 UTC
"bit like chastising college students for not being able to add properly"

Not wanting to derail but I have to ask how the fuck a student cam get accepted to a college when they can't even do simple mathematics, much less 8th grade algebra...
SantaClausowitz (360 D)
02 Jul 14 UTC
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"When the entire Middle East still operates like it's the 12th century, you mean?"

This is culturally insensitive and factually wrong. You should be ashamed of yourself.
Draugnar (0 D X)
02 Jul 14 UTC
Yeah, they are a cross between the 12th century and the industrial age, abut with 21st century weapons of war in many cases.
obiwanobiwan (248 D)
02 Jul 14 UTC
http://www.critical-theory.com/dungeons-and-dragons-and-philosophers-comic/

^What any conversation with Putin feels like...

And they should've invited Nietzsche instead--he may be Beyond Good and Evil (so True Chaotic?) but his Will to Power would surely compel him to go for the critical hit!


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semck83 (229 D (B))
29 Jun 14 UTC
Cuba
Has anybody been? Is it this bad?

http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/sunday-commentary/20140627-the-last-communist-city.ece
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abgemacht (1076 D (G))
01 Jul 14 UTC
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True Friends Stab You In The Front EOG
gameID=142294

Thanks for the game, everyone. Not particularly well played by myself; I made at least 2 serious blunders and probably should have been eliminated, but it was still great fun.
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