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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.
6 replies
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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.
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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'.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
25 May 17 UTC
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The first thing not mentioned is why thereis a Catholic country in South East Asia at all (hint:colonialism). The second question is, what does this have to do with ISIS, half a world away (hint:nothing). The third question is what the frak is the president's responce going to result in? (Hint:lots of dead people).

So in order, The Phillipines was a Spainish colony, hence the Catholicism, that leaves Islam as a minority in the country and seems to have left some Muslims disgruntled at the situation.

It then became a colony of the US after they decided Spain didn't need all these colonies. And since they didn't copy Iran, i suspect that makes then a current US client state.

2) ISIS brand terrorism seems to he doing a fantastic job, it makes some media outlets sell good money, and on the ground groups have a rallying cry and flag to follow. But that's about the lenght of it. 'Fighting ISIS' in the Phillipines will have no material impact on the existance of the Islamic State in the middle east, other than using the same flag they share next to nothing, and i've heard reports that ISIS denies any affiliation - so it looks like this is a cheap knock-off brand...

3) Martial law in the Phillipines means the army are being used to arrest people and search for weapons. Armies doing police work tend to do it orettybadly, and the attitude of the president Duterte seems to be that killing them all is fine. This is libable to backfire worse than the UK sending the army in to do policing in Northern Ireland, (and at least there the orders were to do peacekeeping, not to shoot people).

Overall this smells like colonialism, and any news story you see which doesn't mention the history of bloodshed and politics is not really understanding the root of issues there. (Unfortunately i don't have a enough background in the details yet, but there are clearly places to research if you feel so inclined).
diplomat61 (295 D)
25 May 17 UTC
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The Philippines is the only country where it is the main religion, but there are Catholics all over Asia, even in China.

Malaysia, Indonesia, and (little) Brunei are all majority Muslim countries, physically close and with ethnic ties to the Philippines, particularly the southern part. Mindanao, the largest island in the south, is the base for the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (yes, MILF, stop sniggering).

Essentially the conflict is between the Catholic north (which also has a large ethnic Chinese population) and the Muslim south.

Duterte is a populist thug who has boasted of killing people himself. He has encouraged vigilante squads (probably police) to murder drug dealers, so unleashing the army on the MILF is no surprise. Choose your holiday destination wisely.
JEccles (425 D)
25 May 17 UTC
The island of Mindanao isn't even remotely all Muslim, so saying it's the "Catholic north" versus the "Muslim south" is a very broad statement. Most of Mindanao is actually Catholic/Protestant, and it's the far southwest and island chains that spread toward Indonesia that are heavily Muslim. Geographically there's a large mountain chain cutting the island in half, and then the rest of the country (all the hundreds of islands between Mindanao and Luzon where Manila is), tend to lean Catholic, Protestant, or tribal cultures. It may be similar to a Northern Ireland situation, but in reality the area this affects is much smaller than the media is portraying. As someone that's been to Mindanao and has contacts throughout the island, the martial law proposal is being blown out of proportion by the international community, and it's affects are nowhere near what most people are reading in the news.
brainbomb (474 D)
25 May 17 UTC
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MILFs can defeat ISIS.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
25 May 17 UTC
I don't think it is that similar to northern ireland in terms of ethnicity/religion. I do think sending in an army to do policing always ends in blood.
diplomat61 (295 D)
25 May 17 UTC
Thanks for the correction JEccles


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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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