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brainbomb (302 D)
Wed 22 Mar UTC
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John Cena!
The purpose of this thread is just to appreciate everything that John Cena Mill was. His amazingly useful quotes specifically.
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Hauta (1356 D)
Wed 22 Mar UTC
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How can I get some of that Putin money like Manafort?
What's it take to get on Putin's payroll? That guy pays a lot!
Just found out that Manafort owns an apartment at Trump Tower. I presume it's on a lower floor than Trump. Do the wires from Trump's penthouse travel through Manafort's level?
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brainbomb (302 D)
Sun 19 Mar UTC
Is playing with snakes harder?
yo, i got a question.
am i the only one finding it extremely hard and frustrating playing with cobras?
i am not the most experienced snake charmer in the world, but ive had my share of snakes in my hands and reading on their scales.
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abgemacht (840 D (G))
09 Feb 17 UTC
webDip Player Map!
Post here with your City, Country, and Color Preference to be added to the map!
https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zkz1OHicklqk.ky67Va8gNVi0
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Hauta (1356 D)
Tue 21 Mar UTC
Treason depends on the definition of Enemy
Art III, Sec 3 of the Constitution defines treason, sort of. It depends on who an "Enemy" is. Back in the day when war was declared by Congress and peace was made by treaty, this was not a problem...
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JamesYanik (297 D)
Mon 20 Mar UTC
Is This Bipartisan?
so conservatives don't like forcing taxes from people, and liberals like social programs. so, how do we fund social programs without taxes?
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lalaland (113 D)
Tue 21 Mar UTC
Greetings, join a live game if you inquire....
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=194403
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LeonWalras (675 D)
Tue 21 Mar UTC
John Rawls!
The purpose of this thread is that if you knew everything about it, you'd be willing to enter it in a random place.
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
Tue 21 Mar UTC
Economics of News
I know we touched on this in the Glenn Greenwald thread, but vox has a great youtube video about it...
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Ogion (4343 D)
Fri 17 Mar UTC
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Meanwhile, massive coral die offs three decades early
While the genius Republicans are screaming "fake news" the real world (I.e., the planet Earth) is suffering hideous consequences from conservative stupidity.
Ogion (4343 D)
Fri 17 Mar UTC
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It seems that a third of the Great Barrier Reef has experienced a mass bleaching and die off following on last years record bleaching. This was expected but not for another theory years
http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v543/n7645/full/nature21707.html

Yes, the scientists have been wrong about climate change consistently: things have been consistently much worse. As Winston Churchill didn't say, if you're young and a climate denier, you have no heart. If you're old and a climate denier you have no brain.
Manwe Sulimo (651 D)
Fri 17 Mar UTC
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I read this story earlier today, and there was one thing in particular that I found funny. The Australians seem to be very upset that they are losing such a valuable tourist attraction and an invaluable source of biodiversity. They are blaming the reefs' decay on climate change though, which they blame on the burning of fossil fuels. The ironic part is that Australia is the number 1 exporter of coal in the world. I don't think they have the right to complain until they start taking action themselves to stop climate change. If they don't sell that coal, it can't be burned. I realize that those upset with the reefs' decay might not be the ones supporting the continuing shipment of large amounts of coal out of Australia, but until the Australian government does something themselves, I find it hard to expect anyone else to do something (and you can extend this to anyone complaining about the negative effects of climate change while contributing to it).
MajorMitchell (978 D)
Fri 17 Mar UTC
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I heard about this on the radio, and recently watched a most disturbing documentary about plastic pollution in the world's oceans. There's a lot of surfers been worried for thirty, forty years about pollution in the sea, and we were dismissed as idiots, told we didn't know what we were talking about.
One scary thing about plastic pollution in the Seas, soon the total estimated weight of plastic pollution will exceed the total estimated weight of all "fish life" in the Seas.
I'm culpable, I'm guilty, I enjoy a lifestyle that leaves a damaged world, even though I do try to limit my consumption.
Ogion (4343 D)
Fri 17 Mar UTC
Indeed. Australians are second only to Americans when it comes to willful harm. I'd say that it isn't those who are contributing to the problem, which is damn near unavoidable, but those who refuse to cgo nyrinute to the solution who are the issue.
Hauta (1356 D)
Fri 17 Mar UTC
Climate change creates winners and losers. Canada seems to be a winner as it becomes less cold and a little wetter, moving America's breadbasket northward. As for America, if America does worse but Europe does MUCH worse, that is a relative win for America, much like the end of WW2 where Europe wasn't much of a competitive threat to America because they had to recover from the war for so long. I believe this is the underlying source of America's indifference (on the right) of climate change.
bo_sox48 (4300 D Mod (G))
Fri 17 Mar UTC
The Canadian tundra will suffer immensely and melting permafrost will make Canada ground zero for the return of fun things like anthrax while glacial melting and sea level rise will exacerbate erosion in the northern half and most of the western part of the country. The "winners" of the climate change sweepstakes won't be known until the climate has drastically changed.
Hauta (1356 D)
Fri 17 Mar UTC
Bo, as part of all of the analysis on climate change, the winners have been projected. The projections might turn out to be wrong, but the betting favorite has been established.
Hauta (1356 D)
Fri 17 Mar UTC
Bo, do you accept that if competitor countries are harmed more then we are, that we are comparatively stronger than them?
bo_sox48 (4300 D Mod (G))
Fri 17 Mar UTC
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Of course. That doesn't make us "winners." That is a horrific dichotomy to use in a situation where damn near everyone loses.
Hauta (1356 D)
Fri 17 Mar UTC
It does suck, this is even worse than a zero sum game. But ask someone, would you mind losing a $10 if each person in the rest of the world lost $100 and most people would say yes. You know, psych experiments stuff.
Lethologica (203 D)
Fri 17 Mar UTC
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Literally anything that changes the status quo creates winners and losers by that standard.
bo_sox48 (4300 D Mod (G))
Fri 17 Mar UTC
^
Hauta (1356 D)
Fri 17 Mar UTC
So, are we on the same page then? Climate change "deniers" believe that they are the relative (and in some cases the absolute) winners of climate change.
Lethologica (203 D)
Fri 17 Mar UTC
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Some do.

Others don't think the consequences will be as enormous as 'alarmists' have made them out to be. Still others don't think it's avoidable, either because we didn't cause it in the first place or because we can't fix it.

And some think it's a Chinese hoax to make US manufacturing non-competitive, but I'm sure they don't matter, no one would have paid attention to someone who said something that outrageous.
Condescension (218 D)
Fri 17 Mar UTC
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@Hauta would you say that nuclear war creates "winners" because some countries lose less than others?

Fuck political realism.
Condescension (218 D)
Fri 17 Mar UTC
Man-made climate change is going to cause an extinction event unprecedented for tens of millions of years. Human civilisation will survive but we definitely live in the last generation where everything doesn't go absolutely to shit.
Ogion (4343 D)
Fri 17 Mar UTC
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And Canada may be warmer, but it doesn't have the rich soils that developed further south where there has been warmer grassland ecosystems for millenia. Good luck turning taiga into a breadbasket.

Massive disruption will be devastating everywhere. Guaranteed everyone standard of living drops, even for those less harmed

Still we have some idea who the winners are likely to be: rats, cockroaches, jellyfish, and a number of mold species. Humans are not on that list
CommanderByron (428 D (S))
Fri 17 Mar UTC
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I find it hard to define winners and losers here. Short term sure. But with climate change it's literally the one issue I can't look at and see how any person could come out on top; if our only viable planet for human life becomes uninhabitable. Of course if a group of people found a way to live off earth independently an permanently then sure someone could theoretically win. But as of now I can't see a potential winner.
slypups (892 D)
Fri 17 Mar UTC
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Climate change creates a few winners in exchange for billions of losers. Seems fair, and consistent with the Republican top-1% agenda.
Hauta (1356 D)
Fri 17 Mar UTC
@Constipcension, nuclear war creates total losses for all. Doesn't mean it won't happen, especially if someone thinks that they can survive underground indefinitely. In that case, nuclear war would create a "winner". Viva political realism!
bo_sox48 (4300 D Mod (G))
Fri 17 Mar UTC
Wait, so now you're against winners and losers? It was your distinction to begin with.
Ogion (4343 D)
Fri 17 Mar UTC
Even if they did, Byron, they'd be living in a box, not on a beautiful earth. Still, losers.

What's most likely is that industrial agriculture collapses with significant starvation and a population crash taking pretty much all economic structures with it. everyone ends up poorer.
Randomizer (181 D)
Fri 17 Mar UTC
Climate change will always occur, but we are now at the point where we can change or at least slow it down. Denying it is happening is just ignoring it until it's too late to adjust it.

Tomorrow it's expected to have a record high of 95F in Tucson, Arizona. Breaks a 110 year old record if it happens. I suppose it's less damaging than the east coast snow storms.
Ogion (4343 D)
Sat 18 Mar UTC
For now. When that record tops 125F expect to find a lot of bodies
Randomizer (181 D)
Sat 18 Mar UTC
The National Weather Service moved the official recording station of Phoenix, AZ to a cooler location after it hit 124F. So the next time it got hotter it was listed 4F lower at 122F.
Smokey Gem (65 D)
Mon 20 Mar UTC
Please visit the Pacific Islands now as they will not be around much longer..unlike the legacy of apathy that has infected the western world ..we know the issue we know the solutions but in the end play web dip. and eat burgers and soda, apathy breeds ..ohh I cant be bothered ................................

Ogion (4343 D)
Tue 21 Mar UTC
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I play web dip when I need a break from advocating for climate change policy and environmental policy. I'm doing all that I know how todo.
JECE (1072 D)
Tue 21 Mar UTC
Randomizer: Did that actually happen?


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brainbomb (302 D)
Tue 21 Mar UTC
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Tomi Lahren suspended from the Blaze for admitting shes Pro Choice
“You know what? I’m for limited government, so stay out of my guns, and you can stay out of my body as well."
The republican love affair with Tomi Lahren has met an awkward crossroads.
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The Ambassador (184 D)
Mon 20 Mar UTC
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WebDip Hall of Fame covered on DiplomacyCast
Hi everyone, a new episode has (at last) dropped for the Diplomacy Games podcast...
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SeattleSlew (100 D)
Tue 21 Mar UTC
Old and Slow
Anybody up for a classic 3 day phase game? I'd like to give this site a try
gameID=194359
Password: Graves
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dobreni (145 D)
Sat 18 Mar UTC
how do you think a team game wll be fair? how many teams ?
3 teams
1 Fr+En
2 Tr+Ru
3 It+Au+Ge
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2ndWhiteLine (5381 D (B))
Wed 15 Mar UTC
GB 1 and 2
Since one game is stuck in pause purgatory and the other is an NMR ridden disaster, who wants to start a new round? No RR requirements but I have final say over who plays.
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gjdip (630 D)
Mon 20 Mar UTC
Replacement needed F01
Russia NMR in S01. Replacement much appreciated. http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=194119.
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Fluminator (324 D)
Mon 20 Mar UTC
Climate Change Denial
So recently I've been considering becoming a climate change denier. What are people's thoughts on this? What would be some pros and cons to becoming one?
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Crazy Anglican (201 D)
Sun 19 Mar UTC
"Everyone show up for this school" EoG's
If you want to post here.
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Tastyjc7 (411 D)
Mon 20 Mar UTC
Join full web dip
I want people to join the game because it's no messaging and it's anonymous so it's just pure 1v1 with everyone! Let's see who is the best!
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Chanakya. (598 D)
Fri 17 Mar UTC
Why are people not playing LIVE games nowadays?
I am back after a long time. 4 years to be precise. But when I left, there used to be a lot of LIVE games all the times. Now, whenever I peek the website out of curiosity, I never find a LIVE game. I tried making rooms, but no one ever joined!

What happened here? :p
Care to brief me a bit?
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CptMike (2044 D)
Sun 19 Mar UTC
Does a tap on our unit cancel their support ?
Let's assume I have 2 units ( A and B ) and I give these orders :
A supports [ Anything to Anywhere ]
B moves to A
Is the support of A cancelled or not ?
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bo_sox48 (4300 D Mod (G))
Sat 18 Mar UTC
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RIP Chuck Berry
Of all the people that have influenced music in the last 60 years, from the Beatles to Muddy Waters to whoever you like, Chuck Berry will probably be the one they still talk about hundreds of years down the road. A real legend in music.
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spacecadet (373 D)
Sun 19 Mar UTC
is playing with noobs harder?
yo, i got a question.
am i the only one finding it extremely hard and frustrating playing with new players?
i am not the most experienced player in the world, but ive had my share of games and reading on the game.
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Manwe Sulimo (651 D)
Thu 16 Mar UTC
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Proposed Budget
How ridiculous is this thing???

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-budget-idUSKBN16M1DO
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Hauta (1356 D)
Sat 18 Mar UTC
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Taxes on the rich are too low
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bush_tax_cuts
I've been bitching about America's high military spending compared to other countries, but as a % of GDP it has remained steady at approx 5%. Still high but...
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Djharkavy (80 D)
Sun 19 Mar UTC
American Empire 179318
American Empire
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=194219
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Djharkavy (80 D)
Sun 19 Mar UTC
American Empire 179318
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=194219
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Djharkavy (80 D)
Sun 19 Mar UTC
World game 170318

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=194219
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Randomizer (181 D)
Thu 16 Mar UTC
Solving unemployment
http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/16/us/white-irish-undocumented-trnd/index.html
Export those deadbeats to the US and then get the illegals to skip ahead of the line to become US citizens.
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tobyjoey (45 D)
Fri 17 Mar UTC
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World Diplomacy Map Alterations
Hello WebDiplomacy. I have a group of people are making a physical World Diplomacy map for a big event, but we have agreed the board has some problems. Most of the people weighing on this issue say they want to take away South Africa's unit in Antarctica and instead put it in Madagascar as a fleet. However, I am worried that, unless South Africa and Argentina actively worked to stop this, it would give Antarctica too many possibilities for expansion in its home continent.
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