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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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FineRedMist (108 D)
20 Jul 14 UTC
Mendax, I have nothing to add to that. :-)
Draugnar (0 D X)
20 Jul 14 UTC
""I'm free to burn money in front of bums"...it's actually illegal to burn currency in most countries, just saying."

The US Treasury does it all the time. But that probably isn't what you meant. :-P
Draugnar (0 D X)
20 Jul 14 UTC
@Braillard - " If every life is worth the same, then every opinion also is, isn't it? "

No. The life has the equal worth by virtue of being alive. What the life produces, be it shit from the ass or shit from the mind, has different worth amongst different individuals. The brain surgeon's life is worth exactly the same as the drunken scum in a wige beater living on welfare. But their contribution to society has a very different worth. Likewise, not all opinions are equal.
Draugnar (0 D X)
20 Jul 14 UTC
@Thucy, where in this thread have I insulted you? I've insulted FineRedAssdouche but not you.
FineRedMist (108 D)
20 Jul 14 UTC
Have you? Tried, maybe.
Draugnar (0 D X)
20 Jul 14 UTC
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I've insulted you, you just didn't take offense. The insult does not require the victim to take offense to be an insult, If I kick your ass not realizing your are a masochist and you enjoy it, that doesn't make my assault any less an assault. It just means you found it pleasurable and so my desired result was not fulfilled,
FineRedMist (108 D)
20 Jul 14 UTC
Fair enough. :-)
CommanderByron (863 D (S))
20 Jul 14 UTC
Chicken cutlets.
FineRedMist (108 D)
20 Jul 14 UTC
So, more to the point, it's true, Draugnar, that there's an essentially equal, intrinsic value in each human life, but that's the only value. If you were on a sinking ship, you'd be happier if the one guy with survival skills sufficient to save the dozen people on your life raft was on board and didn't hit his head and drown. That's the only point with the AIDS researcher thing: if their deaths sets back research into the disease and contributes to a bunch of additional deaths, then that's a tragedy above and beyond the simple fact that hundreds of people died in a plane crash. So it's not that their lives were more valuable, just that there might be other deaths now because of their passing,
FineRedMist (108 D)
20 Jul 14 UTC
Second sentence: "...but that's *not* the only value." Gah, typing on an iPad sucks...
Draugnar (0 D X)
20 Jul 14 UTC
Agreed. I wasn't arguing differently. I was just pointing out that equal value to life does not mean equal value to the opinion of the individual.
Draugnar (0 D X)
20 Jul 14 UTC
http://reason.com/blog/2014/07/18/what-ronald-reagan-said-when-korean-air

KAL 007, 1983. History repeats itself.
Thucydides (864 D (B))
20 Jul 14 UTC
Who said you insulted me? I was talking about name calling and insulting anyone at all. What do you get out of it, other than hate, other than pride? It's not edifying, it's not necessary, and being free to do it is no good reason to. Why insult when you can encourage?
Draugnar (0 D X)
20 Jul 14 UTC
Well, when dealing with a drunken ssorenn... :-)
Draugnar (0 D X)
20 Jul 14 UTC
But seriously, Thucy, I am taking your words to heart along with my discussions with some of the mods and admins I respect and endeavoring to do better. I fail on occasion, but I am trying.
FineRedMist (108 D)
20 Jul 14 UTC
As am I for the tiny bit that that matters.


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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
Where to buy Cases For Samsung Galaxy S5
You need a special case for your new Samsung Galaxy S5, to show your taste and protect your phone. We happen to have thousands of different styles cases for Samsung Galaxy S5. It is your best choice for shopping at our store. Free shipping for two cases now at http://www.centurycases.com/.
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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.
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mikelikeike (100 D)
17 Jul 14 UTC
Live Game, Players needed
Low risk game. Join now. Slots will go fast!
gameID=144714
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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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