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brainbomb (325 D)
30 Jan 17 UTC
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Brownies vs. Cookies vs. Donuts vs. Cake vs. Pie
There can be only one winner.
121 replies
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Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
01 Feb 17 UTC
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Trump and Bannon's "Shock Event"
A bit of political science for y'all.
http://www.dallasnews.com/opinion/commentary/2017/01/31/americans-can-turn-tables-steve-bannons-shock-event
TrPrado (461 D Mod)
01 Feb 17 UTC
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So what coalition would or could form? And against what?
orathaic (1009 D (B))
01 Feb 17 UTC
Against Russian involvement in the US. And the biggest oil deal in history (Exxon plus the Russian national oil company, planning to fuck over the rest of the world)
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
01 Feb 17 UTC
A left/right populist coalition could form. Trump is mostly conservative, but there were plenty of angry people, including some Sanders supporters (but *not* yours truly), who voted for upheaval.

Trade unions are also lining up behind Trump for his plans on infrastructure. Of course, Democrats wanted to do this when Obama was POTUS, but the GOP stopped him at every turn.

Infrastructure spending is probably only a short term fix. Ideally though, we would do all the building continually. I suspect unions will be co-opted, then left high and dry.
LeonWalras (409 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
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Welcome to the Churn.
TrPrado (461 D Mod)
02 Feb 17 UTC
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If you're building a coalition around a single event, then I feel like that's too narrow. An anti-Russia coalition would be more akin to ora's suggestion. Kuta's infrastructure coalition sounds more broad and accessible.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
02 Feb 17 UTC
https://youtu.be/gugnXTN6-D4

Thoreau and Civil disobedience

I would have previously presumed to recommend resistance. But i suspect the Trump administration is planning for the public to tire themselves out protesting, and eventually lose all energy to oppose him, while his administration quietly makes out like banditos.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
02 Feb 17 UTC
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To quote Hameed Darweesh (Iraqi) 'Americanis the land of Freedom'

And that freedom is being threatened, by Presidents, Bush and his 'Patriot Act', Obama and his drone campaign (extra judicial killings of American citizens), and by Trump's actions designed to divide americans against themselves.

By the media, selling fear. Creating a mass distraction to more money, dividing the public into bipartisan camps, those for us and against us.

It is threatened by the gerrymandering of electoral districts, and the creation of blue vs red places to live. By the local parties, and the constant simplification of policy into exactly two camps.

It is threatened mostly by the monied interests, be they media - as described above - or military-industrial complex - which pushes a global arms trade and hawkish foreign policy - or the corporate lobbiests - who care only for their shareholder's profits and not the people.

But especially by the Trump campaign. He's filed to run in 2020 means you can now donate to his campaing, you know, in case you wanted to bribe the man...
orathaic (1009 D (B))
02 Feb 17 UTC
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American freedom is threatened. And not by Islamic extremists, but by the reaction to them. By the people profiting from it, by the oil companies who pushed for an invasion of Iraq and left it an unstable place in the first place...

America's freedom is threatened by it's own greed. And the citizens who are suffering, who were thrown aside wen the recession hit, thry are being targeted for division. Promises of jobs for white americans, while throwing mexicans and muslims under the bus are just that. Attempts to divide.

And those same promises are to give money to the powerful corporations. Tax breaks unrelated to the number of employees a company might have...
principians (881 D)
03 Feb 17 UTC
Maybe they'r not distracting you to make something 'big', but many small things like this https://www.facebook.com/wearethemedia2016/videos/707995682714795/?hc_ref=NEWSFEED
fiedler (1293 D)
03 Feb 17 UTC
"promises to divide " - aka Politics

orathaic (1009 D (B))
04 Feb 17 UTC
What??
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/donald-trump-loosens-sanctions-russia-prevent-intelligence-agencies-cyberspying-hacking-a7559871.html
Lethologica (203 D)
04 Feb 17 UTC
http://www.snopes.com/trump-sanctions-russias-intelligence-agency-present-putin/


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dargorygel (541 D Mod (G))
04 Feb 17 UTC
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Advertise Dead Games Here
I've wanted to start a thread with this title for many months. I always forget. Now I didn't.
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cspieker (18223 D)
03 Feb 17 UTC
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Feature request: time clock location
It would be really nice to have the countdown clock right above the order menu. That way one wouldn't have to scroll up to see how many precious seconds are left (wasting precious seconds). Would be pretty useful toward the end of the 5-minute 1v1's in which there are a lot of orders to fill.
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wpfieps (442 D)
03 Feb 17 UTC
Any predictions about Lada Gaga and the Superbowl?
Who wants to guess if she's going to go all Byonce and get political during the halftime show?

My guess: In the middle of her song, she'll start advocating for PPSC and announce an engagement to Krellin.
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slypups (1889 D)
01 Feb 17 UTC
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Heckling Feature Request
It's fun to observe games, but would be even more fun if there was a sideboard to heckle and commentate on games by people who aren't actually part of the game. This would be particularly interesting for those games among top players.
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Vikesrussel (875 D)
03 Feb 17 UTC
Questions
When did you be able to switch armies and navy's around ?
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
03 Feb 17 UTC
Iran announces it is abandoning the US dollar
http://theantimedia.org/iran-ditched-dollar-us-matters/

This could be the start of A) war with Iran (though they will come up with other excuses to sell it to the public) or B) a collapse in the value of the US dollar - which could result in many other countries abandoning it as a reserve currency (which is a threat to national security, hence A)
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brainbomb (325 D)
31 Jan 17 UTC
Was Jesus a Vampire?
I was curious, if Jesus was a vampire, like most scholars now assume; was he malkavian, ventrue, brujah, toreador, nosferatu or tremere?
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redhouse1938 (429 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
C++
Hey guys
I am redhouse, I used to play and debate here. I might play and debate again. But I have another question: Who knows a lot about C++? I may have some questions that seem trivial to those who know.
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Condescension (10 D X)
03 Feb 17 UTC
Browser Extension To Hide The Forum
Would anybody use a browser extension that removes the forum from the site, so you don't see it at all?
6 replies
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Peregrine Falcon (2245 D (S))
03 Feb 17 UTC
How does muting work?
I've never muted someone in a game before. Therefore, I am quite ignorant about how it works. Clearly if player A is muted by player B, B won't receive any messages from A while they're muted. What happens when B unmutes A? Do all the messages A sent to B while B had A muted suddenly appear, or are they lost forever?
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brainbomb (325 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
New spoken word/music (mothlion)
Listen to So fucking sick of memes (spoken word) by mothlion #np on #SoundCloud

https://soundcloud.com/mothlion/so-fucking-sick-of-memes
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slypups (1889 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
When it's time to change your URL redirect...
Has anyone been to http://trumpsucks.com ?
Cause that train already went off the cliff. Maybe time to change the redirect.
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cspieker (18223 D)
01 Feb 17 UTC
New game Classic
Just went to a FTF tourney. Was fun. Want to play some more classic using the standard tourney rules (except of course 1 Day turns instead of 12 minutes).

Set it at 101d to filter for more reliable players. If that's too steep but you like the rest, chime in here, and I will make a new one with lower bet.
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Condescension (10 D X)
31 Jan 17 UTC
Trump is now a child murderer.
:^)

Good job, conservatives.
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slypups (1889 D)
01 Feb 17 UTC
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Trump Supreme Court nominee makes the court lopsided for decades
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/316853-trump-taps-neil-gorsuch-for-supreme-court
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
31 Jan 17 UTC
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Alternatives to the nation-state
Because we can't seem to imagine a better system, we should.

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22329850-600-end-of-nations-is-there-an-alternative-to-countries/
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ssorenn (0 D X)
01 Feb 17 UTC
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Peanut gallery game
We need a thread that's devoted to diplomacy to be front and center. All this crap about politics is taking up way too much bandwidth here.
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yavuzovic (552 D)
01 Feb 17 UTC
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Why I cannot create a Known World 901 game at the moment?
Sorry. I accidentally mute my other thread.
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leon1122 (190 D)
25 Jan 17 UTC
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President Trump is bans immigration from 7 countries and begins building the wall!
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/25/us/politics/refugees-immigrants-wall-trump.html?_r=0
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Hellenic Riot (1626 D (G))
02 Feb 17 UTC
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February GR Updated
http://tournaments.webdiplomacy.net/theghost-ratingslist
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gogopowerrangers (50 D X)
02 Feb 17 UTC
How to report multiplayer to Admin?
Sorry that I am new here, I suspect someone is being a multiplayer, how do I report?
4 replies
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wpfieps (442 D)
02 Feb 17 UTC
Breaking News
Next week, the prez will be signing an executive order banning Krellin from playing Diplomacy for 90 days.
3 replies
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djnogueira (240 D)
31 Jan 17 UTC
F AEG S F BS-BUL NC
So in a game I have someone made this move:
The fleet at Aegean Sea support move to Bulgaria from Black Sea.
The fleet at Black Sea move to Bulgaria (North Coast).
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Randomizer (104 D)
31 Jan 17 UTC
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Leave No Lawyer Unemployed
http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/31/us/trump-lawsuits-travel-ban-conflicts-interest/index.html

Setting a record number of lawsuits against him in his first weeks in office, Trump is determined to lower unemployment for lawyers.
4 replies
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Mapu (362 D)
01 Feb 17 UTC
The most unreliable player of all time
For those who have been around a few years, you've probably run into this guy.
3 replies
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Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
31 Jan 17 UTC
Too funny to pass up

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Ismail (100 D)
31 Jan 17 UTC
"War on Terror" game set in 2001
I figure people may be interested in this: http://eregime.org/index.php?c=1012281

It's not Diplomacy, but you can play as a country leader, intelligence agency, international bank, terrorist group, etc. The rules are very simple.
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CNote (555 D)
31 Jan 17 UTC
Site mechanics question re civil disorder
See below
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