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yavuzovic (645 D)
11 Mar 17 UTC
In Holland.
What's happening? Can someone explain it?
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Limni (505 D)
15 Mar 17 UTC
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Abusive PMs
Is it possible to block someone from sending you messages? There's a user who is sending abusive PMs to a few players who played a game with him a few weeks ago.

Not that I'm exactly getting upset about being called a colossal berk, but it's annoying when you think it might be a legitimate message each time
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Hauta (1618 D (S))
16 Mar 17 UTC
Tom Cotton (AR) to replace Paul Ryan?
Looks like Bannon is setting up Tom Cotton to replace Paul Ryan as speaker of the house. At least getting rid of Ryan is one part of #MAGA that I can get behind.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/cotton-ryan-obamacare-repeal-replace-236102
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
12 Mar 17 UTC
Sovereign rights?
I know lots of Americans talk the talk when it cones to states rights. But how do you feel about treaties signed with Indian Tribes guarenteeing their sovereignty? (What rights should they have? Where do you draw the line? - when this is happening: http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_58c20238e4b0d1078ca597af )
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JamesYanik (548 D)
15 Mar 17 UTC
Rachel Maddow has Trump's Tax Returns
I'm guessing an IRS leak? still, it's 9pm E.T. when America shall know
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stranger (580 D)
15 Mar 17 UTC
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The new 1v1 games are ruining the game stats
Couldn't there be a possibility to make games even more unranked - meaning that the result wouldn't even appear on your game stats?
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
15 Mar 17 UTC
John Snow born on this day!
Maybe more sig ifigant than the Ide of March: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v495/n7440/full/495169a.html?WT.mc_id=TWT_NatureNews
MajorMitchell (1133 D)
16 Mar 17 UTC
I'm never going to look up that HTTP thingy. Is the John Snow to whom you refer the Doctor from London who figured out the source of a local cholera epidemic as being the Broad Street water pump ? There was a series of documentary programs, the seven wonders of the industrial age...and one "episode" was on the "modern" sewerage system for London, and the role of a brilliant engineer, Bazelguette ? I can't remember the exact spelling of his name.. Anyway the documentary discussed the cholera epidemic and ( I seem to recall ) a Dr John Snow ?, who kept accurate records of the cholera fatalities & from those deduced the source of the cholera outbreak. The sewerage system was an amazing project..first big use of Portland cement I think, first use of materials testing on the concrete, and "for it's time" a comparatively safe industrial project.
But yes, if it's the Dr Snow that I think it is, isn't his work the "first", is it ? study in "epidemiology " ?
orathaic (1009 D (B))
16 Mar 17 UTC
Yep, one and the same. He became a doctor and effectively saved million. Helped turn the tide in the fight against Cholera, and thus helped bring about the modern era as we know it (ever increasing urbanisation, low birth and death rates, etc.)

There is an 'extra history' series on youtube all about the broad street pump, and the struggles Snow went through to get people to listen...
MajorMitchell (1133 D)
16 Mar 17 UTC
Thanks Orathaic. Yes, the "Establishment's Medical Authorities" of the time endorsed the "miasma" theory of infection, the orthodoxy was that cholera was spread by an "airborne" vector..the noxious miasma. One of the things I think is both tragic and hilarious was the way the "Medical Establishment" of the 18th and 19th Centuries viewed women, and the specialisation in "women's medicine" was called a specialisation in "Hysterical medicine", that pompous view that women were obviously "hysterical creatures" by nature..and why "paroxysm" is one of my favourite words..it was the medical term used to describe the female orgasm by the specialists in "Hysterical medicine"
So when I go shopping and the sales assistant asks me "How are you today ?", my line in reply is "Paroxysms of ecstatic joy".
Zmaj (215 D (B))
16 Mar 17 UTC
"There is no need for such language, sir. This is a respectable establishment."
orathaic (1009 D (B))
16 Mar 17 UTC
Yeah, the establishment tends to be rather ingrained with cultural norms of the day.

For those of you who want to know more, this is an excellent little series. https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLhyKYa0YJ_5A1enWhR5Ll3afdyhokVvLv
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
16 Mar 17 UTC
More on John Snow
http://www.ph.ucla.edu/epi/snow.html


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Hellfire Missile (100 D)
16 Mar 17 UTC
Fall of American Empire
Can a boat move from W coast to Los A?

Also for turns is it Spring, Aut, builds?
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WyattS14 (100 D (B))
13 Mar 17 UTC
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Income inequality in the US
How could one argue that income inequality is a bad thing, without saying that the rich are too rich, or proposing a redistribution of wealth?
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bo_sox48 (4911 D Mod (G))
16 Mar 17 UTC
webDip Bracket
Anyone want to fill out a bracket? Picking Duke isn't allowed.
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brainbomb (325 D)
16 Mar 17 UTC
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The incredible return of Boaty McBoatface
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/13/519976028/boaty-mcboatface-prepares-for-first-antarctic-mission
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MajorMitchell (1133 D)
11 Mar 17 UTC
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Western Australia votes, big win for "lefties" & Conservatives smashed
Massive defeat for Liberal Party and National Party, and far right Hanson Party slumps to 4.7% from 14%.
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CommanderByron (863 D (S))
13 Mar 17 UTC
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Let's play a game
I have in my possession 3 small animals. I have preselected a rule for each (I.E if last post before getting locked is on first page then X dies) of course there is a way no animals have to die. Their fate is in your hands webdip.
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WyattS14 (100 D (B))
15 Mar 17 UTC
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Chili and Rice
That is all
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SuperMario0727 (204 D)
14 Mar 17 UTC
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Concerning Turkish Strategy: The Ottoman Empire
Concerning Turkish strategy and tactics, the historical endeavours of the Ottoman Empire during the Great War can be considered. Like the other Great Powers, Turkey has many fronts to consider—the Caucasus, Balkan, and Mediterranean fronts. Each front must be considered and analyzed before pursuing a campaign . . .
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Hauta (1618 D (S))
13 Mar 17 UTC
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Trumpcare - costs will be lower for everyone
MSM keeps failing to note that Trumpcare lowers the cost of healthcare for everyone by lowering PREMIUMS while reducing BENEFITS. If nothing is covered, then Republicans can lower premiums drastically, but that doesn't really solve the problem of healthcare does it?
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Deinodon (372 D (B))
15 Mar 17 UTC
Diplomacy is the official game of the Ides of March.
Et tu, Brute?
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Tom Bombadil (4028 D (G))
13 Mar 17 UTC
Vacation
So I'm taking a week off at the end of summer and am going on my first solo vacation. I've gone on several vacations with my family, but I like the idea of going somewhere alone where I can do whatever I want for a week. Looking for suggestions on destinations for a week (not a resort - something more adventurous)
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Hauta (1618 D (S))
14 Mar 17 UTC
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Trumpcare predictions?
I predict that Ryan's bill will fail and that Trump will continue to sabotage Obamacare by excusing penalty payments until Obamacare fails. Once Obamacare fails, there's no need to repeal it. Trump will just blame the Democrats for "failed Obamacare" and for failing to work with him on a plan to save it.
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Matticus13 (2547 D)
07 Mar 17 UTC
Top 150 GR Full Press Game
48 hour phases. Can have a top 150 GR in either overall or full press rating. Who's game?

1. Matticus13
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JamesYanik (548 D)
13 Mar 17 UTC
Someone kill me now
http://www.nationalreview.com/article/445719/high-school-kids-usa-themed-attire-basketball-game
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The Ambassador (129 D)
08 Mar 17 UTC
Live video feed podcast?
Hi folks - Kaner and I are getting together this time next week for another boozy Dip chat.
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jmo1121109 (3817 D Mod)
12 Mar 17 UTC
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WebDip Dev Announcement
The mod team let me know today that they are sick of me interfering with them (which is apparently what making a thread of support for jamiet is) and after several hours of getting yelled at on gchat I'm done and leaving the site.
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Hauta (1618 D (S))
13 Mar 17 UTC
Should Trump's EPA be allowed to override state's clean air rules?
Looks like Scott Pruitt wants to gut California's clean emission standards. I'm confused, weren't the states supposed to know for themselves what was best? Why is fed government getting involved in a state's right to set its own standard?

https://www.wired.com/2017/03/want-gut-emission-rules-prepare-war-california/
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Matticus13 (2547 D)
28 Feb 17 UTC
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Useless Fact Thread
Post your favorite here.
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brainbomb (325 D)
12 Mar 17 UTC
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY VALIS
You old biotch! This thread plz dont lock. Happy Birthday bro
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Deeply_Dippy (458 D)
13 Mar 17 UTC
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Please reconsider your re-considerations.
Considering your considerable considered service to this site, please consider re-considering your considerations considerably.
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Ogion (4280 D)
11 Mar 17 UTC
What news sources do you read?
In this political era, I'm wondering what news sources you read
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brainbomb (325 D)
13 Mar 17 UTC
Bi, i'm larping
Hey guys, I'm wondering if anyone knows where I can get some high quality depression meds; or a larping experience which also incorporates back rubs.
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Hauta (1618 D (S))
12 Mar 17 UTC
What is the best way to reduce the amount of disinformation?
Call it fake news or whatever you want, but the dissemination of factually incorrect statements is a disservice to the electorate. We all like the first amendment and free speech, but once you have enough viewers/followers etc, should you be held to a higher standard of accuracy?
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