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peterwiggin (14542 D Mod (S))
14 Mar 17 UTC
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Mod team announcement
Valis2501 has decided to step down from the mod team. Please join me in thanking him for his service to the site.
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CommanderByron (568 D (S))
23 Mar 17 UTC
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Petition
Petition to have my name changed to "CommanderSmallpox"
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mitomon (185 D)
24 Mar 17 UTC
Can you guys help me find a datasheet for this camera?
http://imgur.com/gallery/1K3Fg

the model number is either H498A F1G23 or F1G23 H498A. I already tried www.datasheetarchive.com but feel free to try again.
It's from a smartphone and I'm trying to repurpose it, but for that I need to know the specs.
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cspieker (8280 D)
25 Mar 17 UTC
what's up with I wanna go fast too?
This game http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=194621
is on the live games tab, but when I open it, there is no "join" button. What is up with that? Is that a bug?
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brainbomb (279 D)
23 Mar 17 UTC
Is America mediocre?
What factors in your opinion have made America a lousy place to live? Can it be fixed? And under the current political atmosphere will America be exceptional by 2020?
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WyattS14 (0 D)
21 Mar 17 UTC
John Stuart Mill!
The purpose of this thread is just to appreciate everything that John Stuart Mill was. His amazingly useful quotes specifically.

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Zollern (100 D)
23 Mar 17 UTC
what happens if two adjacent armies move into each other's spaces?
what happens if two adjacent armies move into each other's spaces? Is that a bounce or do they just move past each other?
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MyxIsMe (402 D)
23 Mar 17 UTC
World Gunboat
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=194417

Want to join.. or nah?
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Hauta (1223 D (S))
23 Mar 17 UTC
Elmo gets laid off video
I'm thinking that the voice in the background laying him off is David Cross, right?

http://insider.foxnews.com/2017/03/20/elmo-fired-trump-viral-video-after-pbs-budget-cuts
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
16 Mar 17 UTC
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Glenn Greenwald on the deep state
Is the power of the deep state more dangerous than the Trump administration? https://m.townhall.com/tipsheet/mattvespa/2017/02/21/glenn-greenwald-what-the-deep-state-is-doing-to-trump-is-a-prescription-for-destroying-democracy-n2288815
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Claesar (564 D)
22 Mar 17 UTC
Please comment on my moves
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=194472

I'd appreciate any tips and comments on my play (Italy). I'll explain my rationale tomorrow.
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Hauta (1223 D (S))
15 Mar 17 UTC
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Should America make Russia our
http://www.breitbart.com/big-journalism/2017/03/15/ann-coulter-lets-make-russia-sister-country/

Coulter's logic seems to be that if the Dems don't like Russia, then Russia must be good. btw, Dems are against AIDS too.
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Carebear (95 D)
20 Mar 17 UTC
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Suggestion: Full Press Communication Games Creation Option
One can always password games. But, it has limitations. What about tracking players communication levels in Full Press games? Assign a Press Level to each player based on amount of communication. Then, add a creation option to Full Press games for a minimum Press Level.
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Hauta (1223 D (S))
21 Mar 17 UTC
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Acting AG Dana Boente is gonna have hell to pay tomorrow
Dana Boente, Obama holdover who is acting AG because Jeff Sessions recused himself is the guy who authorized James Comey to disclose that the Trumpov Team is under investigation for ties to Russia. Did not see that coming!
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Peregrine Falcon (1430 D Mod (B))
20 Mar 17 UTC
Non-SoW Game
Stop being off-topic
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brainbomb (279 D)
22 Mar 17 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 (1223 D (S))
22 Mar 17 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 (279 D)
19 Mar 17 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 (1223 D (S))
21 Mar 17 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 (329 D)
20 Mar 17 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 (87 D)
21 Mar 17 UTC
Greetings, join a live game if you inquire....
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=194403
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LeonWalras (675 D)
21 Mar 17 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))
21 Mar 17 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 (3961 D)
17 Mar 17 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 (3961 D)
17 Mar 17 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 (630 D)
17 Mar 17 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 (1009 D)
17 Mar 17 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 (3961 D)
17 Mar 17 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 (1223 D (S))
17 Mar 17 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 (4239 D Mod (G))
17 Mar 17 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 (1223 D (S))
17 Mar 17 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 (1223 D (S))
17 Mar 17 UTC
Bo, do you accept that if competitor countries are harmed more then we are, that we are comparatively stronger than them?
bo_sox48 (4239 D Mod (G))
17 Mar 17 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 (1223 D (S))
17 Mar 17 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)
17 Mar 17 UTC
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Literally anything that changes the status quo creates winners and losers by that standard.
bo_sox48 (4239 D Mod (G))
17 Mar 17 UTC
^
Hauta (1223 D (S))
17 Mar 17 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)
17 Mar 17 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 (274 D)
17 Mar 17 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 (274 D)
17 Mar 17 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 (3961 D)
17 Mar 17 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 (568 D (S))
17 Mar 17 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 (1015 D)
17 Mar 17 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 (1223 D (S))
17 Mar 17 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 (4239 D Mod (G))
17 Mar 17 UTC
Wait, so now you're against winners and losers? It was your distinction to begin with.
Ogion (3961 D)
17 Mar 17 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 (106 D)
17 Mar 17 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 (3961 D)
18 Mar 17 UTC
For now. When that record tops 125F expect to find a lot of bodies
Randomizer (106 D)
18 Mar 17 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 (10 D)
20 Mar 17 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 (3961 D)
21 Mar 17 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)
21 Mar 17 UTC
Randomizer: Did that actually happen?


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brainbomb (279 D)
21 Mar 17 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 (149 D)
20 Mar 17 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)
21 Mar 17 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 (715 D)
18 Mar 17 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 (3757 D (B))
15 Mar 17 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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