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brora (100 D)
20 Jul 14 UTC
Question about 'Ready'
If you 'Save' your orders but forget to press 'Ready' does the system process the 'Save' orders or count your turn as having received no orders?
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ILN (100 D)
18 Jul 14 UTC
Essay help
So I have to write an essay on the Caribbean, and the topic I chose was the economic effects of colonization in the Caribbean from the 15th to 18th century.
I want the arguments to focus on how colonization benefit or hurt the economy, e.g. gold, sugar, slave trade
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KingGuru (105 D)
20 Jul 14 UTC
Is it okay to ask for help from outside a game?
I would really appreciate some outside help with games I'm playing, kind of like tutoring, and I don't want to ask for help if you feel that it's unfair or whatever. I'm new around here, but enjoying the experience. I haven't played in -cough, cough- years and am glad I found this place. Thanks.
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bo_sox48 (5202 D Mod (G))
12 Jul 14 UTC
Sir Nicholas Winton
All this one-sided talk of Israel today reminded me why we have a nation in the first place - World War II. It also reminded me why the Jewish religion still exists, because of people like Winton. If you don't know the story:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0aoifNziKQ
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SYnapse (0 D X)
20 Jul 14 UTC
American political history
What's the best textbook on analysis of American political changes/Presidental history?
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CommanderByron (863 D (S))
18 Jul 14 UTC
Hillary?
So fellow United States citizens. This next election in 2016 is going to be my first presidential election. I already have an opinion of who I would like to vote for, for reasons that I have fully developed. I am curious how everyone else feels about Hillary Clinton.
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CommanderByron (863 D (S))
19 Jul 14 UTC
CD -_-
There needs to be a punishment for people who CD. Like i hear stoning works well. maybe guillotine? I personally think the old fashion firing squad should handle these people pretty well.
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krellin (80 D X)
18 Jul 14 UTC
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Oh noes...the AIDS Researchers...
Just listened to Obama blathering about the AIDS researchers on the Malaysian flight. Oh noes...the AIDS researchers....suddenly this flight is more important than others, because of the AIDS researchers...

If it were just shmucks like you and I that had died…not so big a deal. But the AIDS researchers…oh noes…Anyone else think that every life is precious, not just the AIDS researchers….OH NOES!!!
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pangloss (363 D)
20 Jul 14 UTC
WBC SoundCloud
The Westboro Baptist Church has a SoundCloud page. They have 7h30 worth of parodies, some good, some bad (in terms of singing, production, etc.).
https://soundcloud.com/wbcsays/sets/parodies
In particular, 666 (Pumped-up Kicks) is fairly well done.
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obiwanobiwan (248 D)
19 Jul 14 UTC
The WebDip Forum Drinking Game
Take a shot if.......
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NBA Free Agency
I thought it would be nice to have a thread on NBA free agency, see what everyone was thinking about the main 'dramas' unfolding
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Al Swearengen (0 D X)
18 Jul 14 UTC
Zionism, Jihad, Integration and the Postbellum South
By Al Swearengen

Actually, I probably won't get around to writing this.
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Yaniv (1380 D (S))
19 Jul 14 UTC
Diplomacy, statistically speaking...
what are the odds of a player (a) soloing; (b) drawing; (c) surviving; (d) losing?
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THELEGION (0 D X)
19 Jul 14 UTC
bar fight
Ok so there's a giant drunken bar fight between the irish, germans, vikings, russians and a combined force of american red necks and hill billys which group will win.
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ThatBuhlLarry (100 D)
19 Jul 14 UTC
For Anyone Interested in a World Game
1 day phases; starts in 3 days
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=144739
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VashtaNeurotic (2394 D)
05 Jul 14 UTC
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Mafia IV: Reptilian Invasion
See inside.
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krellin (80 D X)
18 Jul 14 UTC
:) OR (:
Why do smiley faces always have to come eyes-first?
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bo_sox48 (5202 D Mod (G))
18 Jul 14 UTC
Now Trending on Tumblr
Another person killed by stupid aggressive cops for no fucking reason. Is anyone surprised?

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/staten-island-man-dies-puts-choke-hold-article-1.1871486
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Hellenic Riot (1626 D (G))
17 Jul 14 UTC
Malaysian Airliner shot down over Ukraine
Never getting on a Malaysian aeroplane...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-28354856
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NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
18 Jul 14 UTC
I work for a US multi-national and.....
.... they use websense to prevent me going to certain undesirable websites.
I cannot access the Labour Party or Liberal Democrats websites.
Guess what, I can access the Conservative website.
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Draugnar (0 D X)
17 Jul 14 UTC
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does life get any better?
Sitting out back, fire pit ablaze, smoking a cigar and sipping a scotch while the dogs run around a d bark at the dear and the sun sets...
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obiwanobiwan (248 D)
14 Jul 14 UTC
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What I've Been Saying About Gaza:
http://finance.yahoo.com/news/israel-iron-dome-could-prolong-195600244.html Main quote inside, but essentially--the Iron Dome, which has (thankfully) stopped hundreds of rocket attacks in just a few days now, has taken all pressure off Netanyahu to negotiate, while Hamas arguably stands to gain more from prolonging the conflict--ie, shooting rockets knowing they'll be intercepted and reprisals will come--than by making peace. So, settle in, boys and girls...
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NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
17 Jul 14 UTC
WTF is wrong with Indian men....
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-28340617

Kiddie rape in India ...... the police are so useless some might accuse them of being part of the overall problem
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zultar (4180 D Mod (P))
17 Jul 14 UTC
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Babak wanted to say "Hi" to WebDip
Babak asked me to say "Hi" to webdip on facebook. He is doing well, has a 6 month old baby, and just moved to a new country, but once things settle down, he might join us again.
So in the mean time, shape up your diplomatic and tactical skils and let's see who else we can drag back. :)
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josepr (100 D)
17 Jul 14 UTC
what is the average age of webdiplomacy players?
Is there a statistic? I want to know. In a game I felt I was playing with the stubbornness of a child. He/she wanted ALL his way. All the negotiation was "this is mine mine mine". He/she couldn't see the repercussions of a bad decision because he/she wanted the gratification of now.

Seriously, knowing the age of a person before starting a game or a negotiation can help a lot. Psychological speaking.
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brora (100 D)
18 Jul 14 UTC
How to join a new game?
I'm a new player - new to this site. I am trying to get into a new game. When I press on 'New' I see a list of new games. However, some are 'padlocked' and require passwords. How do I get into those? Or can I only play games without padlocks?
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lixu893 (0 D X)
18 Jul 14 UTC
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NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
17 Jul 14 UTC
^^^^ UK General Election 2015 ****
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-28339128
Lib Dems have gone early while Cameron is on the defensive after his re-shuffle. Because of the current coalition of Tories/Liberals there will be a new dynamic to the elections, also the rise of UKIP is a bit of an unknown factor.
NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
17 Jul 14 UTC
Labour should have a healthy lead in the polls but the leader Ed Milliband is not as attractive to women voters as David Cameron and although very intelligent lacks a certain 'X' factor that politicians seem to require nowadays.
I think a lot of the electorate would like someone cuter if they are going to vote, if he is intelligent that is a bonus but not a pre-requisite.
But you can't be smarmy, the electorate hate that, it turns them off.
You need to be likeable and not take yourself too serious and not be scared to tell it how it is ...... step forward Boris Johnson. I think he will be next Conservative Prime Minister, not in 2015 but possibly in 2020.
I can't wait for some political debate on the forum ....... I think I might be standing for my local council as well, although I probably won't get elected. This will be my third time in this borough, I'll be flying the Red Flag over the Town Hall if I get in, I will declare Shefford a Socialist Republic.
NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
17 Jul 14 UTC
http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jul/15/cameron-sacks-toxic-gove-promotes-women-reshuffle

A quick summary of what Cameron is trying to achieve with his re-shuffle, probably a bit too little and a bit too late to be taken seriously and just seen as political posturing leading into the General Election in 2015, which of course is exactly what it is.
Octavious (1712 D)
17 Jul 14 UTC
Nigs, you're like the child who can't sleep before Christmas. The most notable thing about the 2015 election is that it's in 2015. Go get yourself a cup of hot milk and try to calm down.
NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
17 Jul 14 UTC
It was the Liberals that set me off trying to re-write coalition govt policy
Jamiet99uk (747 D)
17 Jul 14 UTC
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Ed Miliband is a useless toad. The problem has nothing to do with whether housewives find him attractive while he's fecklessly posing with copies of right-wing tabloids. The problem is that he has no backbone and lacks the ability to stand up to the Tories, partly because he's part of the neo-Thatcherite consensus and actually appears to agree with a lot of their policies. Labour under his leadership have been one of the weakest "opposition" parties in living memory. They didn't even oppose things like the benefit cap or workfare, and they dithered over the "bedroom tax" which even the Lib Dems are now branding a failure.

I applaud you for having the verve and energy to stand for public office yourself, Nigee, and wish you luck. But please have some sense if you want to understand why Ed Miliband is not going to lead Labour to an election landslide.
Maniac (189 D (B))
17 Jul 14 UTC
We may be a long way for the general election and things can change; we might go to war which is always good for the incumbent. Baring a war, I just don't see how the Conservatives can win this election outright.

They failed in their bid to redraw the boundaries to address the bias the system has towards labour. They couldn't win outright less than 2 years after the biggest financial meltdown in history and they have done nothing for the people who didn't vote for them last time. Whilst I think that UKIP will draw vote from all the parties equally, the real effect of UKIP will be that the Tories will look like a divide force. Those fearful f UKIP in their will break ranks with the party line.
NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
17 Jul 14 UTC
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Jamie I agree with your assessment of Miliband, his references to Disraeli make me crings ..... I support a working class movement that effects the lives of millions, not the sensitivities of some middle class Liberal that feels sorry for the poor and likes the idea of social justice. He doesn't deserve a landslide I agree and he won't get one.
Invictus (240 D)
17 Jul 14 UTC
With vapid platitudes like that you already sound like a politician, NigeeBaby.
NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
17 Jul 14 UTC
I thank you Invictus, I hope I can count on your support ........ Nigee 'Vapid Platitude' Baby :-)
Putin33 (111 D)
17 Jul 14 UTC
I don't see how you can denounce the middle class while opposing inheritance taxes. British socialism is so confused and muddled as to be meaningless.
Putin33 (111 D)
17 Jul 14 UTC
Also I thought you were from Slough. You're from Sheffield? I once heard you call northerners "monkeys". Weird.
NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
17 Jul 14 UTC
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I was a Councillor in Slough back in the day ..... I now live in Shefford, similar to Sheffield but just a different spelling and a different place :-)

"Northern Monkeys" is just a Southern insult for anyone North of Watford
Putin33 (111 D)
17 Jul 14 UTC
Ah.
Jamiet99uk (747 D)
17 Jul 14 UTC
We hang monkeys in the North East, in case they are French spies.
Hellenic Riot (1626 D (G))
17 Jul 14 UTC
I look forward to voting Lib Dems despite hating the Lib Dems, just because Labour have absolutely 0 chance here and it keeps the Tories out.
Putin33 (111 D)
17 Jul 14 UTC
Clegg is the single most loathsome figure in British politics. I'd sooner vote UKIP than Lib Dem.
Hellenic Riot (1626 D (G))
17 Jul 14 UTC
Norman Baker is a relatively tolerable Lib Dem and I don't think UKIP will surge enough to be a force here. It's always a straight fight between the Lib Dems and Conservatives with Labour getting ~10% around here. I hate Clegg and the Lib Dems for backtracking over university fees though.
NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
17 Jul 14 UTC
Hellenic what Constituency are you in?
Hellenic Riot (1626 D (G))
17 Jul 14 UTC
Lewes District
NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
17 Jul 14 UTC
Aha .... it all happens down there, come on you Lib Dems :-)
Octavious (1712 D)
17 Jul 14 UTC
I wouldn't trust those Lewes Lib Dems. I've heard some pretty damning rumours linking them to the infamous Land Acquisition & Property Development Ltd. ;)
NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
17 Jul 14 UTC
We elected our prospective parliamentary candidate tonight to stand against the marmite MP Nadine Dorries, that is going to be an interesting fight ..... I'm excited already.
NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
17 Jul 14 UTC
Octo, LAPD Ltd was my company, what is the link to the Liberal Democrats?
What are you trying to say, either swallow it or spit it out man (I bet that is not the first time you've heard that)
Octavious (1712 D)
17 Jul 14 UTC
Just a joke, Nigs. I saw some archived attempts at mud flinging in your direction and thought you might find it amusing to see them again for the sake of nostalgia as you're planning on stepping back into the ring. My apologies if it's a sore point, but they were so long ago and so laughable I thought it harmless
NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
17 Jul 14 UTC
Octo, I would love to see all of that stuff again, I have tried googling it but never found it. Those were the halcyon days, the opposition hated me because I ripped it out of them in the council chamber .... oh how I laughed. Apparently some old Loonie Left Member of the Labour Party (who was kicked out of the Party then joined some Independent Liberals) had a dossier on me ..... brilliant stuff, you couldn't make up that shit, he was a funny guy. I nailed that dick time and time again, I showed no mercy. Those were halcyon days.
Octavious (1712 D)
17 Jul 14 UTC
It was a Labour chap?! I assumed it was from the bitter and twisted wing of the Tories who have suddenly realised their birthright of being the next Prime Minister is never going to happen and was taking out his frustration on whoever happened to be nearby.
NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
17 Jul 14 UTC
He was an ex-Socialist that got kicked out of the Party, that was the scandal back in 1990s, the one you are referring to I think is a loonie Tory (kicked out of the Tory Party and then formed his own party, other nutters joined him) called Janik when I stood again in 2001, he got the dossier on me from the loonie ex-Socialist so he could try and spread some dirt on me ..... it failed, I stood 3 times, won 3 times. I had some fun and I always enjoyed the Loonies, they made me laugh so much, when I get together with my old socialist comrades we still larf about the nutters !!
Invictus (240 D)
18 Jul 14 UTC
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Strange how a single stupid thing posted on the internet is national news when a UKIP candidate is the author, but NigeeBaby has years of as bad if not worse posts here and not a peep.
NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
18 Jul 14 UTC
What are you talking about Viccy?
NigeeBaby (100 D (G))
18 Jul 14 UTC
This is what Labour is up against in the next general election, Ed Miliband has adopted a philosophy that is attributed to a 19th century Conservative, if anyone can explain to me why he is doing this it would be most appreciated because he has lost me.
wikipedia
One-nation conservatism was first conceived by the Conservative British Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli,[3] who presented his political philosophy in two novels – Sybil, Or The Two Nations and Coningsby – published in 1845 and 1844 respectively.[4][5] Disraeli's conservatism proposed a paternalistic society with the social classes intact but with the working class receiving support from the establishment. He emphasised the importance of social obligation rather than the individualism that pervaded his society.[3] Disraeli warned that Britain would become divided into two 'nations', of the rich and poor, as a result of increased industrialisation and inequality.[4] Concerned at this division, he supported measures to improve the lives of the people to provide social support and protect the working classes.[3]

Disraeli justified his ideas by his belief in an organic society in which the different classes have natural obligations to one another.[3] He saw society as naturally hierarchical and emphasised the obligation of those at the top to those below. This was based in the feudal concept of noblesse oblige, which asserted that the aristocracy had an obligation to be generous and honourable; to Disraeli, this implied that government should be paternalistic.[4] Unlike the New Right, one-nation conservatism takes a pragmatic and non-ideological approach to politics and accepts the need for flexible policies; one-nation conservatives have often sought compromise with their ideological opponents for the sake of social stability.[6] Disraeli justified his views pragmatically by arguing that, should the ruling class become indifferent to the suffering of the people, society would become unstable and social revolution would become a possibility.[3].

The problem is David Cameron and Boris Johnson have already told us they are one nation Conservatives so Miliband is like the guy who turned up late to the party and told the jokes everyone laughed at earlier, and now no one is laughing and he hasn't quite worked out why...... he's a sweet middle-class lad trying to help out the deserving poor, he would do a better job working part-time at Dr Barnados or helping with the Scouts


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mikelikeike (100 D)
17 Jul 14 UTC
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SYnapse (0 D X)
16 Jul 14 UTC
How to Solo as Italy
Is there a way?
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