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Hauta (1598 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 (1290 D Mod (B))
20 Mar 17 UTC
Non-SoW Game
Stop being off-topic
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brainbomb (420 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 (1598 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 (420 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 (1598 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 (548 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 (100 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 (665 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 (4977 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.
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brainbomb (420 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 (1397 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 (3787 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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gjdip (630 D)
20 Mar 17 UTC
Replacement needed F01
Russia NMR in S01. Replacement much appreciated. http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=194119.
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Fluminator (511 D)
20 Mar 17 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 (277 D)
19 Mar 17 UTC
"Everyone show up for this school" EoG's
If you want to post here.
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Tastyjc7 (100 D X)
20 Mar 17 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)
17 Mar 17 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 (2316 D)
19 Mar 17 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 (4326 D Mod (G))
18 Mar 17 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 (379 D)
19 Mar 17 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 (630 D)
16 Mar 17 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 (1598 D (S))
18 Mar 17 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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Also...James your comment just doesn't make sense either. Slypups' line of reasoning is perfectly fine. I disagree with the point of view, but the logic itself is fine
Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
18 Mar 17 UTC
Eh, I disagree with his reasoning. He asserts that some of us have more to lose than others in the event of an invasion by a foreign power. I'd say we all have the same amount to lose, our life. No one can lose more than another when that is at stake. Therefore, we should all pay the same.
You can lose your assets too. And the ability to pass them on to your heirs. Is that not worth something? For the overwhelming vast majority of the population, their life will not be at stake if our military vanishes overnight
But corporations - and those who own them - would certainly lose a lot
Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
18 Mar 17 UTC
The assets mean nothing when life is involved. Say person 1 has a net worth of $100,000. Person 2 has a net worth of $1,000,000. They both die, they lose the same amount, life itself. They both have the same to lose. If death wasn't a factor, the assets would matter, but it is. I would dispute that last statement, I believe everyone would be in mortal danger if the military was completely gone. Many crazy fanatics in the world who would do terrible things.
Lol, you have some distorted view of the world if you think we'd all die without a military‚Äč.

Also, from your point of view life insurance is worthless then? The whole industry doesn't need to exist? Because if you acknowledge that life insurance is a valid product, you invalidate your entire statement above
Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
18 Mar 17 UTC
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Over 28,000 people died from terrorism in 2015 despite the trillions of dollars spent on defense budgets around the world and the tens of millions serving in the armed forces. What that number would look like with countries having no military to protect them, I don't want to think about. And then if you were to assume some nations would keep their military while others would not, you have to take into account the genocide that would occur if one decided to attack another (which is human nature).

I dislike life insurance just about as much as I dislike annuities.
JamesYanik (548 D)
18 Mar 17 UTC
1. insurance is always bad, until something bad happens. now perhaps less risk makes investors more likely to look at a company, though i thoroughly imagine those benefits are offset by taxes.

2. the stop 1% pay nearly half of the taxes in our country, so at ANY point calling them "freeloaders" is simply using the word flippantly and irresponsibly

3. just as you say 20% of someone who makes 20k a year is more important to someone than 20% of someone who makes millions, i fail to believe the direct money transfers, free services, and other public goods (all in a greater proportion provided to the 99%) are in fact less valuable to them, than they are when handed out to a lesser extent, among millionaires. the value they hold is much greater among the 99%

the logic is NOT fine.
JamesYanik (548 D)
18 Mar 17 UTC
the top*
Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
18 Mar 17 UTC
Oh, good thing you made that correction. I truly thought you were talking about the stop 1%.
Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
18 Mar 17 UTC
Don't they realize that red lights shouldn't be a thing. Can't wait until we have the go 100%
Alright, well clearly I'm not going anywhere in this argument since I appear to be arguing with children. When you grow up and learn the value of insurance, do let me know. And Manwe, annuities are a payment structure. What on earth is wrong with that.

JY, I don't disagree with point 3. But fail to see the connection to the other points.
JamesYanik (548 D)
18 Mar 17 UTC
@gold

he's calling them freeloaders, when they're paying for nearly half of all taxes. i mean... even if you think they should pay more, "freeloader" is an entirely unfair term
JamesYanik (548 D)
18 Mar 17 UTC
it's not a connection of the points, it's individual things that slypups said that i disagree with.

and yes i understand insurance is important, though it's a gamble to neutralize something bad, AND it allows for greater security.

i'm just arguing about the total value of that, compared to what the lower 99% receive
Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
18 Mar 17 UTC
Children is plural, but I know you weren't referring to me.

What's wrong with annuities is that they involve you surrendering control of your finances so that someone else can earn a return on your money giving you absolutely no benefit with all of the costs. There's no reason you should put your money into an annuity instead of your own self-managed investment account unless you don't have the self-control to keep your money there or are too lazy to learn the bare minimum required to choose a half-decent mutual/index fund. Disclaimer: This is not a solicitation to buy, sell, or hold any security. All information that has been said is my own personal opinion and for informational purposes only.
CAPT Brad (2085 D (B))
18 Mar 17 UTC
Of course the government will seize half the money in annuities and savings accounts to pay for social programs because you are 'rich' if you have either and we cannot have that at all. We must spread the pain and punish the successful who have acquired this wealth!
Condescension (348 D)
18 Mar 17 UTC
I think we need to punish Brad specifically.
Manwe - there is not much of any difference, in principle, between an annuity and a bond. So you're saying bond investments are dumb?
Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
18 Mar 17 UTC
Hahaha, I don't know if you intended that pun or not, but it was hilarious. There is a huge difference in principle between an annuity and a bond. In fact, the difference is one of complete opposites. In an annuity, you get 0% of the principle back. In a bond, you get 100% of the principle back (assuming you pay par for it). The difference is night and day. One is a fool's tool while the other is a genuine investment. Disclaimer: This is not a solicitation to buy, sell, or hold any security. My own opinions have been expressed and everything said is for informational purposes only.
Well, you should look up annuities a bit more.

http://www.investopedia.com/terms/a/annuity.asp

Annuities are simply another fixed-investment vehicle and are remarkably stable. Bonds are not guaranteed to get 100% of the principal back either. Bondholders can take haircuts when the underlying institution doesn't do well.

Seriously, I work in finance. You're trying to make apples and oranges out of two different types of apples.
Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
18 Mar 17 UTC
I'm in finance too, and methinks the lady doth protest too much. Do you sell annuities and life insurance or something? If you work in finance, then you should know everything I said is 100% true, but you are trying to make it sound otherwise for some reason.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
18 Mar 17 UTC
@over 28,000 people died of terrorism.

Really depends on who you count as a terrorist. Nevermind the adage 'one man's terrorist is another man's terrorist' But you also have state sponsored terrorism, and state terrorism. So Saudi Arabia (US ally) spent some time sponsoring IS, and Russia terrorised Eastern Ukraine, sending weapons and troops to destablise their biggest European neighbour.

Of course i would consider all US military actions to blow up people in foreign countries to be state terrorism. So WAAY more people have dies, because the US (in particular) uses force as an extention of diplomatic power (in the service of economic power).
CAPT Brad (2085 D (B))
18 Mar 17 UTC
orathaic you need to get out of that cabin more. Next thing you know you will be sending hand typed letters and funny packages to politicians in the mail
Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
18 Mar 17 UTC
The 10-year U.S. treasury bond and an Apple bond are two different apples. A t-bill and a natural gas bond are even two different apples. But one security classification and another are definitely apples and oranges. You wouldn't say equities and options and apples to apples. Likewise, bonds to annuities are not apples to apples.

Oh, yeah, annuities are real stable all right. They guarantee you sit on a negative NPV (read loss) for many years until you just break even. Super consistent.

And depending on the type of bond, you are guaranteed to get your principle back. They call the rate on the treasuries the risk free rate for a reason. And some of those pay a higher rate than the payout rate on annuities! With guaranteed repayment of principle instead of guaranteed loss of principle!
orathaic (1009 D (B))
19 Mar 17 UTC
US driven terror acts? https://theintercept.com/2017/03/17/pentagon-denies-bombing-syrian-mosque-but-its-own-photo-may-prove-that-it-did/


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Djharkavy (108 D)
19 Mar 17 UTC
American Empire 179318
American Empire
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=194219
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Djharkavy (108 D)
19 Mar 17 UTC
American Empire 179318
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=194219
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Djharkavy (108 D)
19 Mar 17 UTC
World game 170318

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=194219
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