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Zmaj (215 D (B))
29 May 17 UTC
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You go, girl!
Merkel is finally flexing her considerable muscle.
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Ogion (4375 D)
28 May 17 UTC
Another terrorist attack kills two
How many more of these do we need to have before we start deporting these people or locking them up?

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/27/portland-double-murder-white-supremacist-muslim-hate-speech
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Player needed
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=198628&msgCountryID=0&rand=31979#chatboxanchor
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Hauta (1618 D (S))
26 May 17 UTC
Should Jared Kushner security clearance be suspended?
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/335243-dnc-suspend-kushner-security-clearance-amid-fbi-scrutiny

The DNC, for political purposes obviously, wants to suspend Jared Kushner's security clearance. What ever happened to innocent until proven guilty? I'm sure there's a perfectly good reason by Jared secretly met with the CEO from VEB, the Russian state-owned bank.
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ND (879 D)
26 May 17 UTC
Cryptocurrency discussion
http://www.businessinsider.com/what-is-bitcoin-the-cryptocurrency-explained-2017-5
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Hauta (1618 D (S))
24 May 17 UTC
First advertiser pulls ads from Sean Hannity show
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/cars-leaves-sean-hannity-dust-pulls-advertising-article-1.3193120

Cars.com just pulled their ads from Hannity over the Seth Rich fake news propagated by Hannity even after Fox retracted the story. Corporate censorship of the press? Nope.
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Hippopankake (80 D)
21 May 17 UTC
James Bond
If James Bond is the worlds most famous spy
Doesn't that make him the worlds worst spy?
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Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
27 May 17 UTC
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Need F2F player (Skype?) Right now urgent
Our 7th flaked need a warm body in Boston or someone who can telecon ASAP, PM or email me if available in next 20 minutes
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JimTheGrey (968 D (S))
27 May 17 UTC
#MootAbides
Weasel Moot XI--the premier tournament of the Windy City Weasels Diplomacy club and past host of two WDCs--will be June 23-25 at the Diversey River Bowl in Chicago.
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Hauta (1618 D (S))
26 May 17 UTC
WSJ article about collusion between GOP and Russians
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-alleged-russian-hacker-teamed-up-with-florida-gop-operative-1495724787

Yeah, I know that the WSJ is not conservative enough for some of y'all, but it is intriguing nonetheless. You know, the way journalists connect dots and shit.
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ntrung670 (0 D X)
27 May 17 UTC
LIVE
JOIN QUICK!!!
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lalaland (0 D X)
26 May 17 UTC
One spot left live game
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=199465
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Jamiet99uk (136 D)
24 May 17 UTC
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US intelligence leaks compromise UK terrorism investigation.
After the Manchester bombing, US intelligence has repeatedly leaked confidential information about the UK's investigation. Seems like US officers are taking after Trump.
Could you just fuck off instead please?
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RLH (132 D)
25 May 17 UTC
FtF Tournaments
Hello webdippers. Some of you know me already, but for those of you who don't, I'm an active FtF player, tournament-goer, and on the board of the North American Diplomacy Federation (NADF), which seeks to encourage FtF play, at both house games and tournaments, throughout North America.
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MajorMitchell (1033 D)
21 May 17 UTC
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US politics is now the best & worst "reality show" around today.
It's damaging the credibility and reputation of a once great nation
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Lex1 (100 D)
20 May 17 UTC
New game
Hey guys I'm going to start a new modern diplomacy game soon. If you want to sign up then please write your username followed by I WANT TO SIGN UP in all caps.
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Jamiet99uk (136 D)
21 May 17 UTC
Who would you kill?
I was having a deep and thoughtful conversation with a beautiful friend and, to my slight surprise, they mentioned that they would be happy to assist with the killing and disposal of several individuals we both know.
Jamiet99uk (136 D)
21 May 17 UTC
So, who would you be willing to kill and dispose of?
Hauta (1618 D (S))
21 May 17 UTC
Is this just a test to see how fast a thread can be locked?
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
21 May 17 UTC
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I agree, I do not think this thread brings any credit to the Forum of WebDiplomacy
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
21 May 17 UTC
Bloody typos..to the forum OR WebDiplomacy
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
21 May 17 UTC
Problems with what you are suggesting. Due process, fair trial, presumption of innocence, are these to be ignored, subverted ? Vigilantes & Lynch mobs have a track record for unlawfully punishing the wrong persons.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
21 May 17 UTC
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i would kill this thread
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
21 May 17 UTC
and jamiet just admitted to being a serial killer in waiting
ND (879 D)
21 May 17 UTC
@Brad: Not surprising to me at all
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
21 May 17 UTC
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@ND....you just cannot "get out of the gutter"...can you ?
Any opportunity to take a cheap shot and like a rat into the sewers, you cannot ignore it.
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
21 May 17 UTC
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I would have thought you might make a useful contribution related to the issue... Acting as a vigilante in an unlawful way...No, for you, it appears that going for a personal insult, the cheap and irrelevant shot is your top priority ND.
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
21 May 17 UTC
Same goes for Capt Brad.
Yoyoyozo (187 D)
21 May 17 UTC
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*Loads and aims thread locker*
brainbomb (474 D)
21 May 17 UTC
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I will kill anyone who kills me first
brainbomb (474 D)
21 May 17 UTC
If you murder me, im ginger (just saying)...
Technostar (251 D)
21 May 17 UTC
Anyone who closes my tabs. Keep in mind that I have about 30 that I use instead of bookmarks because I can never find anything in my bookmarks folder.

The few people who have broken this rule are also guilty of many other nuisances, so it's not just me being petty about one thing.
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
21 May 17 UTC
Plus one for Yoyoyozo's comment.
TrPrado (451 D Mod)
21 May 17 UTC
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I wouldn't kill anyone because human life is sacred, and the loss of it is always a tragedy, even if it may be absolutely necessary to protect others.
TrPrado (451 D Mod)
21 May 17 UTC
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Maybe Harambe
Bladerunners (1361 D)
21 May 17 UTC
@MM - a bit confused - you first say it's an inappropriate thread and then you accuse someone of not adding something useful to the thread....

I don't think there is a useful contribution anyone can make to this thread other than suggesting Jamiet and his 'beautiful' friend get help
CommanderByron (869 D (S))
21 May 17 UTC
I'd kill them all.
superkeiko (239 D)
21 May 17 UTC
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All men must die. I will just let time do the deed, I have better things to do.
Deeply_Dippy (410 D)
21 May 17 UTC
The only legally acceptable answer to this question is "the person who is about to kill me".

Even then, there are awkward questions to answer re the disposal issue.
WyattS14 (0 D)
21 May 17 UTC
What's wrong with this thread?
I think the better question, however, is COULD you take someone else's life if necessary?
diplomat61 (295 D)
21 May 17 UTC
In principle, no one.

In practice, I am considering an exception for Austrian players who go AWOL in the first year. This appears to have happened in four of my current games, and I am Austria in one of the other two!!!
Shenguin (268 D)
21 May 17 UTC
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Send not to know for whom the bell tolls, it tolls for thee.

Surely a better question, is whether we could avoid taking a life in a situation where taking a life was easy / beneficial / looked necessary? Even so, there's a few political assassinations that would improve my day, but I don't think I've ever met anyone I would genuinely want to kill.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
21 May 17 UTC
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ND would you not answer this with, 'whoever the state ordered me to kill?'

Or do you assume that conscription, like the US saw during Vietnam, would only apply to poor/black citizens?
Jamiet99uk (136 D)
21 May 17 UTC
I should clarify; I am not proposing or threatening to actually kill anybody. My point is that there are probably at least some of us who, whilst perhaps not being willing to admit it, can think of at least one person who they would secretly like to see dead - to the point where if you could get away with it, you might do it.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
21 May 17 UTC
No, hatred is a waste of my enotional energy, i just assign people to the set of 'my life would be better if they didn't exist' and i ignore the entire set.

Obviously this technique is limited, like it is hard to ignore Trump/May, but Hames Yannick/ND you can simply mute, and 'hey presto' life improved.

Not sure where i stand on punching Nazis. I mean my life would be better if they didn't exist, but i'm not sure it is safe to ignore them.... Like an asteroid, or cancer.
brainbomb (474 D)
21 May 17 UTC
If an asteroid ever hits and its loaded with naziis dressed in spacesuits who also have cancer...
ND (879 D)
21 May 17 UTC
@Orathaic: You are very silly! Actually a lot of folks of all races and socio-economic backgrounds were conscripted during Vietnam. It was just rich draft dodgers like Bill Clinton who didn't fight. As for the order thing, I know what you are getting at and it is very silly. We all know it was the "Socialists" in Germany that followed orders! You would fit right in!!
TrPrado (451 D Mod)
21 May 17 UTC
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Muting is for the weak.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
21 May 17 UTC
^the weak and the wise.
brainbomb (474 D)
21 May 17 UTC
ND: George W. Bush dodged the draft and was given a cushy job in the coast guard.

Other prominent Republican Draft dodgers include: Rudy Guiliani, Mitt Romney, Ted Nugent, Newt Gingrich, and Dick Cheney
brainbomb (474 D)
21 May 17 UTC
Donald Trump is also a famous Vietnam draft dodger.

" Trump, was studying the real estate business at Pennsylvania University’s esteemed Wharton School. He was able to avoid conscription through a series of student deferments, as well as a medical deferment for a bone spur in his foot.


While Mr Trump has asserted it was “ultimately” the luck of a high draft lottery number that kept him out of the war, his Selective Service records "suggest otherwise", The New York Times reported.

"Mr Trump had been medically exempted for more than a year when the draft lottery began in December 1969, well before he received what he has described as his 'phenomenal' draft number," the newspaper claimed in an article published on Monday. "

When later asked Trump could not even remember what his injury was or what foot was affected.


http://www.snopes.com/2016/08/02/donald-trumps-draft-deferments/
brainbomb (474 D)
21 May 17 UTC
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I for one feel terrible for Trump that he had sore feet for a few years during vietnam. I imagine he lay awake at night wishing he could have been there earning credit for fighting in that great war. Im sure it sounds like im a hipocrite after all - I dodged vietnam too. Of course I wasnt born yet but hey - sore feet - not being born yet - those are all valid deferments
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
21 May 17 UTC
It was the air national guard brainbomb.
brainbomb (474 D)
21 May 17 UTC
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I concede. Only Democrats of wealth and nobility ever dodged a draft in all of American History. What a shameful party of cowards we are
ND (879 D)
21 May 17 UTC
Even during the civil war a lot of slave holding Democrats exempted themselves.... Hmmmmm
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
22 May 17 UTC
I like the way that a deferment of service in the Vietnam War became a permanent exemption to serve. My nearest in age older cousin was a conscripted National Serviceman in the Australian Army and fought at the battle of firebase Coral for a month. He died quite young of multiple cancers, perhaps linked to his "agent orange showers".
I narrowly missed the draft, it ended in Australia shortly before I was old enough, but it was "real enough" that cousin Andy gave me his form of "basic training" to "prepare me".
Now I do not say that a certain South Australian was a " draft dodged" but he did get a "deferment" because he was studying at a loss, elite British University after attending an elite, expensive private school. A "deferment" that became a "permanent exemption". I have no problems with a "reluctance to serve" on that gentleman's part. ( who wants a coward in your unit in a firefight ).
But I did see what I regarded as a certain degree of hypocrisy when that gentleman became the Minister for Defence in a Conservative government and was quite enthusiastic about sending other chaps off to fight in the Middle East.
Former Senator Robert Hill can reconcile his own actions and conscience. Quite easily, I have no doubt.
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
22 May 17 UTC
Typos...at a loss, elite, ...should be posh, elite British University
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
22 May 17 UTC
The war was started by a democrat president from new England and escalated by a democrat president from the south. Consistent in nearly destroying the country and the military.
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
23 May 17 UTC
Ha, and there was no support for prosecuting the Vietnam war in it's early stages of US involvement from us Conservatives ? They, and the US armaments industry were most enthusiastic about that little escapade into South East Asia.
The irony of Australia's involvement is the major motivator of our government of the day was to, 1 confirm our military alliance with the USA, 2 keep the USA involved in "Asian affairs", and 3, the big one, we wanted, and were promised a "quid pro quo" on reduced US tariffs and better access to the US market for our agricultural exports, principally in beef and grain exports...and we got dudded badly on that little side deal.
slypups (1889 D)
24 May 17 UTC
Pacifism says no one, unless it was the only way to save my own life, and maybe not even then depending on the circumstances.
Smokey Gem (189 D)
26 May 17 UTC
In certain circumstances I would rather someone kills me than I kill them..

under others I dont know..


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Chaqa (2740 D (B))
25 May 17 UTC
Need replacement for team game
Hey everyone, Team MOAB needs a replacement for Spain in gameID=197073. The only requirements are:
1. Use Google Hangouts
2. Be willing to drop MOAB on enemy
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Hauta (1618 D (S))
24 May 17 UTC
Time to end Obama era sanctions on Russia?
Would it be better to let job creating trade flourish rather than hurting both countries economically? Can Russia be our friend?
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
25 May 17 UTC
The Phillipines
Just because i've been away for a few days, somehow there is no thread about this... One news headline (paraphrased) 'ISIS captures city in Philipines!' Is rather click baity... But goes in to refer to the 'Most Catholic country in south east asia'.
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Carebear (100 D)
25 May 17 UTC
ODC @ PDET - Assignments Out
The assignments went out 24 hours ago and some of you all have not yet picked up your messages. Please come on over and join your games. :D
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Refusing to draw in established stalemate
Is there a rule that if stalemate is made and it lasts for 3 years with no changes in a sc count, draw can be forced, or something like that?
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
25 May 17 UTC
On dna databases
http://www.nature.com/news/china-expands-dna-data-grab-in-troubled-western-region-1.22033

This is what colonial/state oppression looks like. As far as anarchist are concerned they are one and the same, the state oppresses its own people, the colonial empire oppress other peoples. In China they have this lovely grey area...
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brainbomb (474 D)
23 May 17 UTC
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Why is Terrorism the only time people feel a visceral response?
I noticed recently there was an incident where a man crashed his car into multiple people injuring many and killing someone. But because it was not terrorism, people did not seem motivated in the same manner against alcoholism as they would have if he were a terrorist. If he had indeed been from any Muslim country at all, and also under the influence of alcohol, one has to wonder if people would just automatically assume it was a terror plot.
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Hauta (1618 D (S))
22 May 17 UTC
American reporter arrested for asking questions to Trump HHS Secretary
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/10/business/media/reporter-arrested-tom-price.html

Freedom of the press is an integral part of the 1st amendment. Just wondering how rightwing media handled or ignored this story about Dan Heyman, the reporter that was arrested for asking persistent questions to Tom Price, HHS Secretary.
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JECE (1322 D)
11 May 17 UTC
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On how PPSC scoring does not encourage players to throw games
In our recent discussion (threadID=1432961), many mods and fellow pillars of the community claimed that when you have two Great Powers in a game that have between 12 and 16 supply centers, one of these Great Powers has a (D) points-incentive to throw the game. I disagreed and this puzzled my fellow users, but only Lethologica took the bait when I explained my position. Here it is again:
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Oztra (30 D X)
25 Mar 17 UTC
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Bump
Because I'm a new pleb, I'm not sure what bump means.
I've been seeing people use it a lot, and am unsure of the context and meaning behind this phrase
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carder007s.com (0 D X)
23 May 17 UTC
Buy CC, Cvv , dumps Fullz of all countries
Buy CC, Cvv , dumps Fullz of all countries
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Volmort (100 D)
22 May 17 UTC
Coast passing
Hi I have a question, can I move from mid-atlantic see to North Africa and next turn attack Tunis?

Or its prevented by coastal issues?
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CommanderByron (869 D (S))
20 May 17 UTC
Gauging Interest: Econ-Dip
See Inside
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