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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 (14070 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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flash2015 (1447 D (G))
19 Jun 17 UTC
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@civwarbuff What exactly are you claiming about the wealth of the US around 1900? That it had the highest GDP in the world? The highest GDP per capita? Or something else? If you look at the highest GDP per capita in 1900 it was Australia, New Zealand and the US at the top. What they likely had in common was the amount of arable land per person:

http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/stats/Economy/GDP-per-capita-in-1900
Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
20 Jun 17 UTC
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Sorry for not following up with this thread, been swamped at work. Yanik was mostly correct in his early postings, though I would have taken a different approach to the explanation.

Basically, no one does or ever has had a right to a man-made good or service. You have the right to actions. You do not have a right to a gun. You have the right to wield a gun. You have the right to your life (not a good or service), the pursuit of happiness (not a good or service) and liberty (not a good or service). You do not have a right to education or healthcare, as these are services and you obtaining the right or entitlement to these would mean you have the authority to demand them from whoever can provide them to you, regardless of being able to compensate that person with their acceptance of said compensation. That is slavery. The definition of a slave is a person who is the legal property of another and forced to obey them. The definition of a right is a moral or legal entitlement to have or obtain something (implying at no cost when referring to a physical good or service). If you have a right to someone else's labor, they must obey you by law and are 100% a slave to you for all intents and purposes (minus the shackles and whipping). There's just no way around it, you can not advocate for having a right to someone else's labor without advocating for institutionalize slavery. If you want people to be able to obtain healthcare from the government (you're wrong) fine, but don't try to pass healthcare off as a "right" people are entitled to.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
20 Jun 17 UTC
Hey, that sounds like a great idea, since slavery exist in the US at present, why not use them to teach and heal people. Thousands upon thousands of slaves are lawfully held by the US federal and state government in the prison-industrial complex, might aswell get them doing something which promotes the social good.

Train them as teachers and doctors, and offer a work for freedom program... Seems like the easiest way to kill two birds with one stone.
flash2015 (1447 D (G))
20 Jun 17 UTC
@Manwe Why do we have to keep getting lost in the semantics about defining the meaning of "right"? As I said earlier there are two definitions of a "right" and both are right! The forced labour stuff is silly. No one, anywhere is advocating extracting forced labour from medical professionals. All is being argued is that we as a wealthy society should be able to share in the cost of providing health care to all citizens (about $10K per year per person). That is what supporters of single payer call a "right". Nothing more.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
20 Jun 17 UTC
@flash, propaganda, those with views which differ from your have been convinced by propaganda in service of the wealthy.

Now i don't think there is some conspiracy going on, but power can't exist without support. So it is necessary that successful power systems have a propaganda arm promoting their power.

So, again with a marxist slant, the lower classes are oppressed by employers profiting from their labour, and the upper class hold the majority of the power. As with most power systems, it acts to defend itself (or it wouldn't exist) and in a liberal society, where you can't use violence to control people, you must use words. Which is the propoganda... (which you might think is a good thing.... especially if you've ever lived in a system where the state does use violence).

So where you see people arguing that money should be concentrated in the hands of the few, and not used to support the poor, whether through education or healthcare, you are seeing the effect of propaganda.

They come up with silly justifications like 'forced labour' to distract those who disagree; but then we're all good at coming up with rationalization to justify whatever position we happen to take in a given situation... So that side of it, at least, is human nature, a psychological defence mechanism - to make us think we're always right.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
20 Jun 17 UTC
*that last bit applies as much to marxists, or muslims or any other set of ideas... successful ideas tend to have a system for spreading themselves.
civwarbuff (305 D)
23 Jun 17 UTC
@orthaic,
Being that I see nothing of substance in your most recent regurgitation of silly talking points I am just going to move along. If you want to spew nonsense, you can do it to someone else.


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CommanderByron (863 D (S))
19 Jun 17 UTC
I hate to be that guy

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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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