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wel_120984 (124 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Question about dislodgement and support
Hi guys!

I've been playing Diplomacy for one year but now I'm re-reading the rulebook and I've bumped into one question.
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Maru (100 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Authentication is broken
Authentication is broken, people can't make new accounts.
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Jamiet99uk (795 D)
27 Jun 17 UTC
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Magic Money Trees
The UK's totally bankrupt Prime Minister, Theresa May, told nurses they couldn't have a pay rise because "there isn't a magic money tree".

But this week there was £1.5 billion of magic money to give to some extreme-right Northern Irish homophobes with strong connections to terrorism.
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Wiza Mastermind (0 D X)
25 Jun 17 UTC
Unhelpful Allies
Quick question, does anyone get annoyed by allies who send you messages saying really obvious things about what other countries did last turn or where you could easily get a SC. Basically all the information that is super clear that everyone could figure out but they decide to tell you anyways. Am I the only one who feels this way?
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brainbomb (325 D)
25 Jun 17 UTC
Braimbomb in vegas
So I just won 2.50$ after spending 23.00$. Ohhhh yea baby VEGAS
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brainbomb (325 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
GATORS ARE NATIONAL CHAMPS
Hell yes. Florida just won the CWS for the first time in school history.
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bakay_ilya (100 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
hey
Let's play blitz the game ,missing 1 man
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AngrySeas (346 D)
28 Jun 17 UTC
Home Game
Is there a way to run a game from one computer? In a face to face game, players would submit their orders to the moderator who logs them into the program for resolution, afterwards updating the public board. Does anyone know how to make this work?
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Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
20 Jun 17 UTC
Limited Libertarian Location
Thread for Libertarians to be selfish and greedy without the chiding from those on the left and right. It's our ball and we're taking it home!
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Fluminator (500 D)
20 Jun 17 UTC
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Safe space for right wing Conservatives
This is a thread for conservatives to talk away from the judging eyes of liberal progressives.
Please come in and share your feelings. This thread is going to be our home.
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Spitnaz (350 D)
27 Jun 17 UTC
Convoy question
If an army is being convoyed into territory A by a fleet in sea B and is supported into A by another unit, what happens if a fleet in Territory A is supported into Sea B?

Do they bounce because of equal force, or does the fleet from A dislodge the fleet in B before the convoy is successful?
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CAPT Brad (40 D X)
18 Jun 17 UTC
In ‘Megan Leavey,’ a Marine, Her Dog and a Bond Forged in War
i saw it today, great movie. it even gives Sen Schumer some props.
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michael_b (192 D)
27 Jun 17 UTC
New Live Game!!
Hoping to create a live game for Modern map for a change. Please join! We need 10 players!

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=201108
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wpfieps (442 D)
25 Jun 17 UTC
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A new metric
I am (humorously only) proposing a new metric for judging users via their profiles, the "Likeability Metric (LM)"
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swordsman3003 (14080 D (G))
23 Jun 17 UTC
high-level gunboat - any interest?
I'd like to play a game with, say, folks who are in the top 50 gunboat players according to the ghostratings. Would we be able to put a game together?
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swagdaddy69 (100 D)
26 Jun 17 UTC
Live Game Tonight!
Bumping a live game full press.

Here is the game ID: http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=201073
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slypups (1889 D)
22 Jun 17 UTC
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New team-play game - PAIRS
I'm looking to set up a new team-play game on the Modern Diplomacy II map for five pairs of players to work as teams.
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Jacob63831 (160 D)
24 Jun 17 UTC
Best song
If anyone has an even better one please post it
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captainmeme (1589 D Mod)
21 Jun 17 UTC
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British Safe Space
This is a thread for actual English-speakers to show their true colours, away from those bloody Americans.

If you happen to live on the first floor and need take a lift down to the pavement and fetch some aluminium foil from your car boot, this is the thread for you!
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Valis2501 (2900 D (G))
23 Jun 17 UTC
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Peterwiggin is in my room
what do
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Waustin (0 D X)
19 Jun 17 UTC
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A prealliance WW1 mock?
Does this sound balanced or does it need work? Obviously it doesn't require actual diplomacy but I just wanted to think about the map and how well it correlates to WW1.
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peterwiggin (15279 D Mod (S))
27 Mar 17 UTC
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Spring 2017 School of War thread
This thread is for commentary and discussion on the spring 2017 School of War Game: gameID=194759
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brainbomb (325 D)
20 Jun 17 UTC
Is the devil real?
Does anyone have evidence of the existence of the devil.
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Jacob63831 (160 D)
21 Jun 17 UTC
Why does my leg hurt?
Can someone help me?
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bakay_ilya (100 D)
23 Jun 17 UTC
hello
hi all,I came from Russian community
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Smokey Gem (154 D)
20 Jun 17 UTC
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Do any females ( real ones) play dip ?
Do any women play diplomacy at F2F events or online ??

I think not..
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Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
14 Jun 17 UTC
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Why?
Discuss...
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CommanderByron (863 D (S))
19 Jun 17 UTC
I hate to be that guy

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Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
23 Jun 17 UTC
"Tax breaks are often considered to be a subsidy. This requires the assumption that a person's or an entity's money belongs to the government. Like other subsidies, they distort the economy; but tax breaks are also less transparent, and are difficult to undo."

This is from the Wikipedia page on subsidies and explains exactly why tax breaks are not a subsidy. Your money does not belong to the government.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
23 Jun 17 UTC
Has any one seen 脳 爆弾! 脳 爆弾! 脳 爆弾! ?
CommanderByron (863 D (S))
23 Jun 17 UTC
CAPT Brad, i am all for everyone believing what they want. So i encourage you to continue living a republican life; all i ask is for an open mind and an acceptance when our democratic institutions vote for an idea. As an example, i am personally against laws that limit individual freedoms. But if tomorrow congress passed a law that did limit those freedoms (so long as it was done correctly and with some form of compromise) i would accept the new reality, begrudgingly. This doesn't imply i wouldn't speak out to my rep but it does mean i wouldn't actively encourage my rep to not compromise on something else. Enjoy being a Republican my man, ill enjoy being a moderate, im sure someone will enjoy being a libertarian, and another a democrat.

Also fuck you brad ;)
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
23 Jun 17 UTC
I am not against democracy. I just see the party that uses that name here in California to be anything but a self-centered mean group of dishonest office holders. And suck on a car wash vacuum Byron!
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
23 Jun 17 UTC
Democratic supermajority in California has turned the economy and budget around. Republicans can't claim any credit as a stunted minority.
JamesYanik (548 D)
23 Jun 17 UTC
@JK

yes because California was as red as a Quentin Tarantino film during the 08-12 budget crisis.

bullshit aside, California (and Democrat) economics are as such: high taxes to fund everything, and then when the business cycle starts to contract, the newly defunded programs create a domino effect that make the economy much worse than it would have in the first place.

due to the high regulatory and tax burdens businesses take a while to regain investment, but as usual high government investment and subsidies bring companies up until they're surging with economic growth... and clearly back on the boom bust track

the reason why california recovers better than most is due to large sunk costs by bigger companies, a decent agricultural base, and it's got a brand behind it.

California is great for economic activity... not as much for long term economic health, and they also have a few solvency issues compared to the national average... PLUS growing economic inequality, but sadly not the "rising ride" kind.


but some people actually LIKE the boom bust model. personally it seems crazy to me... and it's even more obnoxious talking to Californians about economics while they're on an expansion cycle. they pretend they're gurus who can do no wrong with the economy.

just wait until the next bubble bursts and they'll shut up quick enough.
Ogion (4075 D)
23 Jun 17 UTC
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Well, if you aritifically and ignorantly pretend only cash payments are subsidies, then nothing gets subsidies. Because the supposed subsidies for renewables are all tax credits and loan guarantees as well, so by your defnition renewables don't get any subsidies either! ta da!

Meanwhile actual economists (like the ones I cited) include all federal spending in support of the industry as subsidies (correctly). And that doesn't even get into the environmental subsidies resulting from the MASSIVE externalities.

And if you want companies that make a profit, don't invest in emerging tech. Duh.

And we are not years away from bieng competitive with gas and coal. Neither can compete with 3.5 cents per kWh, which is the current record for solar. There's a reason why something like 70% of new generation being installed is renewables. It's because it is way cheaper. Hell, gas literally has to pay people to take its power sometimes.

As usual, there's no point talking with conservatives, because all they do is shovel out fake facts.
Ogion (4075 D)
23 Jun 17 UTC
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ooh, wikipedia. Did you edit that first? Taxes are owed, and when yout get a tax break it is a distortion and a subsidy. This libertarian bullcrap about "money owned by the government" is so stunningly ignorant I don't even know where to begin. And really, waht would be the point> You doubtless don't have the brain power to understand anyway.
Ogion (4075 D)
23 Jun 17 UTC
@jeff, just wait for James Yanik to start posting his fake facts on the budget situation in California. no doubt he thinks Kansas is solvent too.
ND (879 D)
23 Jun 17 UTC
It's going to be hilarious when California goes bankrupt. It will also be terrible for every other state in the nation though and we will have to bailout a bunch of incompetent Democrats. Hopefully it will be a wake up call to people though, put Democrats in office - go bankrupt.
JamesYanik (548 D)
23 Jun 17 UTC
@Ogion

if you think Tax Breaks and subsidies are the same then you REALLY need to take an economics class.


they are not the same by mechanism of redistribution

they are not the same by their economic impact

they are not the same by the political principles behind them


and the way you're portraying them to be the same makes me really worried that you don't understand economics



@Manwe

here's the most recent report i've found, and solar is beginning to edge out Natural gas even. currently the construction costs favor natural gas but the crossover has begun.

i suggest you check it out (sorry Ogion hasn't provided links)

https://emp.lbl.gov/sites/all/files/lbnl-1000917.pdf
brainbomb (325 D)
23 Jun 17 UTC
Oh you mean like Kansas? The insolvent state of embodiment of Republican economics?

Cut
Cut
Cut
Cut
Cut
Oh shoot guys were bleeding out
Cut

Oh hey um fed gov we gots a problem. We got no state revenue.
JamesYanik (548 D)
23 Jun 17 UTC
@Ogion

um... no. Kansas is not great with cash solvency at all... which i assume you are referring to


do you KNOW what the differences between cash/trust fund/long run solvency are??? because i'm not sure what metric you're using when you just say "solvent"

and... i don't think you do either
JamesYanik (548 D)
23 Jun 17 UTC
in any case, i have work tomorrow morning and i need to sleep. have fun screaming at me while i'm gone @Ogion
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
23 Jun 17 UTC
Yeah, boom and bust like Texas with oil. Yep.

No, the real thing is that Californians just roll with the changes. We can handle it. It's always Texans or someone else who tries to hold up California as an example of what is wrong with America. They all seem to forget that California *IS* the American Dream.

EUREKA! I HAVE FOUND IT!
Ogion (4075 D)
23 Jun 17 UTC
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@on a more technical point for those following at home, yes, when taxes are levied, you don't have a right to just keep that money and, in fact, as a matter of law, the government does own it and if you keep it, you go to jail, like a thief.

Ownership is only a social construct and in the US you only own something as a matter of law. So when the legal status changes, the ownership does.
Ogion (4075 D)
23 Jun 17 UTC
And yes, Eureka is in California
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
23 Jun 17 UTC
Eureka *is* California.


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SerbijaJeBosna (0 D X)
21 Jun 17 UTC
Foreigners
Any other Non Americans here?
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bakay_ilya (100 D)
23 Jun 17 UTC
go blitz classic
hello,boys and girls,go play blitz game
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