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brainbomb (325 D)
05 Jul 17 UTC
Why shouldnt North Dakota have a nuclear weapons programme?
The US has nuclear weapons. We got silos and shit all over Montana/ND and SD. Who are we to say that North Dakota is not entitled to secede and have their own nuclear arsenal?
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JamesYanik (548 D)
12 Jul 17 UTC
Digital forums and free speech
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40577858

i think we all understand the implications of this: twitter is a digital forum open to the public, but it's also privately operated and it has set rules. the decision on this case is going to have sweeping effects on the internet and internal law alike
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LeonWalras (409 D)
12 Jul 17 UTC
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Webdip Conservatives have convinced me my world is flawed.
I had always suspected it might be.
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michael_b (192 D)
12 Jul 17 UTC
Board Pieces World Diplomacy 2017
See Reply
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Jamiet99uk (795 D)
09 Jul 17 UTC
IndyCar and Nascar vs F1 and Touring Car
Why are American motor racing events based on going around and around and around an oval circuit with no difficult turns or chicanes or anything? So boring.
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Marneus_Calgar (0 D X)
01 Jul 17 UTC
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Diplomacy Survival Game!
Each person may non-consecutively take one point from one nation to another.
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Carebear (100 D)
01 Jul 17 UTC
WDC 2017 in Oxford
Just curious, which webDiplomacy regulars will be going to WDC?
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Jamiet99uk (795 D)
04 Jul 17 UTC
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Why shouldn't North Korea have a nuclear weapons programme?
The US has nuclear weapons. The UK does. France does. China does. Russia does. Israel probably does. India and Pakistan might also.

Who are we to say that North Korea is not similarly entitled?
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Jamiet99uk (795 D)
09 Jul 17 UTC
Right-wing twit shoots himself while protesting non-existent event
This is too funny:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/ryanhatesthis/a-guy-accidentally-shot-himself-after-a-fake-news-story?utm_term=.njLwQbNKZ#.eqGX3AoMy
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VashtaNeurotic (2394 D)
08 Jul 17 UTC
Vash's Point Giveaway
Guys. I have too many points. I need to get rid of them. Who wants to take them?
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acamer4 (1022 D)
30 Jun 17 UTC
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diplomacy reality show concept
Hey everyone, I wanted to share these "test run" episodes I made of a reality show about a game of diplomacy. http://www.diplomacyshow.com/about.html
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
03 Jul 17 UTC
Happy 4th
For him, Independence Day is a celebration of genocide. A number of tribes and nations contacted for this story expressed various levels of discomfort with the holiday. https://m.mic.com/articles/121671/native-americans-have-nothing-to-celebrate-on-july-4#.0sqTmzhvW
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dargorygel (541 D Mod (G))
06 Jul 17 UTC
1812 and Fireworks and Putin
And NPR
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Onar (131 D)
08 Jul 17 UTC
replacement russia needed
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=201151
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Egathetos (212 D)
03 Jul 17 UTC
Question on moves
Unit A attacks an enemy unit. At the same time units B and C support HOLD unit A.
What is the defensive strength of unit A? Is it 2 beceuse it is supported by 2, or is the support wasted because unit A is attacking rather than holding?
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brainbomb (325 D)
06 Jul 17 UTC
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NPR blasted for tweeting passages from Declaration of Independence
http://www.wsbradio.com/news/npr-declaration-independence-tweetstorm-confuses-some/QOsQcr9EDmyAyb8LUHICeM/
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brainbomb (325 D)
07 Jul 17 UTC
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Hillary Clinton found guilty on 237 charges
Treason, Money Laundering through her foundation, illegally checking her facebook, illegally deleting an email from a south african prince who left her millions in his will, Regecide, criminal neglect, intent to have intent, causing rising sea levels, orchestrating the murder of rival DNC members, 9/11, and a whole host of other charges ranging from multi-accounting to impersonating Jesus. Lock her up. So glad this criminal investigation paid off.
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CAPT Brad (40 D X)
07 Jul 17 UTC
Federal Judge Denies Motion Challenging White House Travel Ban
HONOLULU — A federal judge in Hawaii is leaving Trump administration rules in place for a travel ban on citizens from six predominantly Muslim countries.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
07 Jul 17 UTC
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Judge Derrick K. Watson, of Federal District Court in Honolulu, on Thursday denied an emergency motion filed by Hawaii asking him to clarify what the United States Supreme Court meant by a “bona fide” relationship in its ruling last month. Hawaii’s attorney general, Doug Chin, objected to the administration’s omission of grandparents, aunts and uncles from the administration’s list of people meeting the definition of a close relationship. Judge Watson said the relationship question would be better posed to the Supreme Court than to him.

Sorry Charlie, the president wins again
ND (879 D)
07 Jul 17 UTC
Sorry Charlie! Mr. President Trump wins again!

This is great news, thanks for sharing CAPT!
ND (879 D)
07 Jul 17 UTC
You know what's weird? This isn't showing up on the front page of Google News. Kind of freaking me out, like if this was overturned it would be on the front page and maybe even breaking news alerts on cable TV, but Judge sides with Trump? Nada. Kind of weirding me out a bit here.
ghug (5068 D (B))
07 Jul 17 UTC
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If the judge had ruled on this, it would be huge news, because he'd have been superseding a superior court. As is, it's just a judge doing what he's supposed to and passing the buck back to where it's already been passed. Not really meaningful or surprising regardless of how you feel about the issue.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
07 Jul 17 UTC
Right chug. What they are supposed to do, unlike the ones who stopped it on specious grounds before
TrPrado (461 D Mod)
07 Jul 17 UTC
That was before a superior court chose to rule on this.
TrPrado (461 D Mod)
07 Jul 17 UTC
So I looked it up and it wasn't a challenge to the travel ban, it was a motion seeking a clarification about the scope of what the Supreme Court temporary travel ban is, and the judge said to ask the Supreme Court because it was their ruling.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
07 Jul 17 UTC
No Brad, the courts ARE supposed to question the legality of laws passed by congress or executed by the president. They are not supposed to question the decisions of higher courts, only appeals coming from decisions of lower courts.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
07 Jul 17 UTC
*answer questions, even.
stupidfighter (253 D)
07 Jul 17 UTC
ND Google has been known to censor news. However, my own search "hawaii judge rules on travel ban" turns up plenty of hits for this.
stupidfighter (253 D)
07 Jul 17 UTC
Most of the stories are form ~12 hours ago, when you were searching. Probably just hadn't had time to rise in the listings yet.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
07 Jul 17 UTC
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no they are not to judge the the legality of laws passed by congress or executed by the president, they are to assess the constitutionality of the laws. there is a difference. if the laws are passed they are legal, whether they are in conflict or not with the constitution is the question.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
07 Jul 17 UTC
i subscribe to the NY Times, so i saw it directly. yes even though i am a staunch conservative, i read and subscribe both in print and on line.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
07 Jul 17 UTC
semantics.


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Hippopankake (80 D)
06 Jul 17 UTC
Wtf
I just met a Spanish facist who when we showed a photo of a freedom fighter statue in our country. He motioned a pistol and shot it.
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Randomizer (0 D)
06 Jul 17 UTC
Hobby Lobby's Christian Values
http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/05/us/hobby-lobby-ancient-artifacts-trnd/index.html
http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/06/us/hobby-lobby-bible-museum/index.html

Hobby Lobby believes their version of the Bible is more important than the law.
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Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
29 Jun 17 UTC
Is it happening?
Market is acting pretty strange, has it begun?
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
06 Jul 17 UTC
Battery free phone
https://www.reddit.com/r/science/comments/6ljt26/batteryfree_phone_harvests_ambient_energy_to_make/
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Zach0805 (100 D)
05 Jul 17 UTC
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CNN found the Reddit user who created the WWE wrestling meme
http://www.cnn.com/2017/07/04/politics/kfile-reddit-user-trump-tweet/index.html
This is just sad. A news organization so triggered by a meme that they would go after the poor guy and threaten to release identity to get an apology and is still threatening to release his identity. You can argue if it was appropriate that Trump tweeted this but this is not ok. This is freedom of speech and he might get severely punished for it. Apparently CNN never understood that "1984" is fiction.
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Jacob63831 (160 D)
02 Jul 17 UTC
Hi
Hello
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Ezio (1736 D)
02 Jul 17 UTC
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I'm all out of things to say
I just wanted to tell everyone that I have nothing more to say.
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
20 Jun 17 UTC
On this day...
In 1937, exactly 80 years ago, the women's day massacre occured in Ohio.

'Police' hired to prevent union workers fighting for their rights, killed 16 and injured over 280. Violence is ok, so long as you claim to represent the state...
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
05 Jul 17 UTC
Shock tactics, and how to resist them
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w44lApffH30
Naomi Klein, on Trump and shock tactics.
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markradar29 (389 D)
05 Jul 17 UTC
Takeover Russia
Would anyone like to take over for me in Quevega?
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Ezio (1736 D)
03 Jul 17 UTC
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The most official MAFIA game ever.
Mafia 29.5 "Totally not a popularity contest or RNG"
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Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
03 Jul 17 UTC
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OFFICIAL MAFIA XXX SIGN-UP THREAD
See inside for game details.

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