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leon1122 (175 D)
08 Jun 17 UTC
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Comey Testimony Discussion Thread
Discuss.
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d-rock (650 D)
07 Jun 17 UTC
What's wrong with America (Empire4 that is)
California is just as inferior as Cuba.
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Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
07 Jun 17 UTC
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Kansas Ends Dumb Libertarian Tax Experiment
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/6/7/15753510/kansas-brownback-tax-reform
Randomizer (100 D)
07 Jun 17 UTC
Too bad some Republicans still want to expand this failed idea.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
07 Jun 17 UTC
Fortunately, Republicans in Texas figured it out and overrode Brownback's veto.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
07 Jun 17 UTC
*Kansas
eturnage (601 D (B))
08 Jun 17 UTC
Supply side economists are not libertarian. That's just the other side of the coin from Democrats. Both believe government tax policy is an instrument to micromanage an economy. The actual truth is that markets exist notwithstanding what the government does. All the government does, whether under the control of either party, enacting tax policies, is to create bubbles and malinvestment.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
08 Jun 17 UTC
Yep, that is the ONLY thing government does.
Ogion (4375 D)
08 Jun 17 UTC
Got evidence of that, eturnage? If you understood the first thing about markets you'd recognize that what government does is prevent markets from generating terrible social outcomes. Unless you like the idea of monopolies and aristocracy, that is. Oh, and pollution.

Of course the fact that there is a mountain of evidence that trickle on economics and austerity are terrible ideas isn't going to prevent a lot of people from pushing for them anyway. As Cheney famously said "facts don't matter"
eturnage (601 D (B))
08 Jun 17 UTC
Monopolies are a function of government. They usually arise by way of restricted licensing, such as the tax cab medallion systems in Chicago and New York. The wealthy use their influence with the political process to gain advantages in the markets. A good example is how various presidents the Sherman Antitrust law to selectively attack competitors of their campaign donors, paving the way for higher prices. A third example is the EpiPen disaster which is a function of the Patton law that allows only one firm to sell the item to consumes. There are a lot more examples.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
08 Jun 17 UTC
You do understand that licensing exists as a way to pay for law enforcement by government, right?

This is what Uber is finding out when they let criminals drive for them.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
08 Jun 17 UTC
And here I thought libertarians loved fee for use.
eturnage (601 D (B))
08 Jun 17 UTC
Licensing is also used by government to raise revenues and benefit friends of government. It makes us beholden to the government. In my State, one must have a license to even cut hair. The lobbyists of the cosmetology tech schools like it this way because they can charge huge prices to teach something easily learned and mastered by on the job training.

Uber is a good example of free market competition. Prices go down. Service goes up. Naturally, the media and government want to attack and sensationalize any problems involving Uber, even when the problem has little to do with the service it provides.
Ogion (4375 D)
08 Jun 17 UTC
Eturnage, apparently you never studied US history from 1860-1920. Monopolies occur because big companies can shut down small ones until they control the entire market. Without anti trust regulators, every industry ends up under monopoly control. Period
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
08 Jun 17 UTC
Maybe you should go get your hair cut at a beauty school then eturnage. That's called on the job training.

Consumers *DEMAND* that we have regulations. There have been too many instances where people are injured due to negligence. It's not like these laws and associated regulations spring out of nowhere.
Randomizer (100 D)
08 Jun 17 UTC
Uber is also an example of what goes wrong without licensing and regulation. From hiring criminals because of poor or no background checks to overcharging by using surge pricing as in London during the recent terrorist attacks.

Then there has been the class action lawsuits by the "independent" employees over whether they are truly independent because of company restrictions and requirements. Fraud charges on how much they told employees they could make. A "miscalculation" on the company's percentage off the gross fare instead of the contracted net fare. Sexual harassment of female employees.

Without some government oversight these problems could be ignored because individuals wouldn't have the resources to fight back against a company.


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Ghostrating
Is game included in players Ghostrating if there is a CD in it?
What about the NMR?
I remember that there was some rule about the autumn04, but Im not sure.
Thanks!
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Ezio (1746 D)
08 Jun 17 UTC
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good nations to be taken over
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=200244
This game has multiple nations in fine position if anyone wants to take over for a CD.
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
06 Jun 17 UTC
A rogue state on the international stage
m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_59318952e4b02478cb9aed6e?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

There she goes again...
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CommanderByron (869 D (S))
07 Jun 17 UTC
Idea. For admins
Okay so we often get those people trying to sell passports. It should be the official policy that when mods lock those threads they link the donation page for the site before doing so.
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famiotradingspty (0 D X)
07 Jun 17 UTC
Buy Real Passports,Driver’s License,ID Cards,Visas (kenhiner600@yahoo.co.uk)
Buy Real Passports,Driver’s License,ID Cards,Visas, USA Green Card,Fake Money (kenhiner600@yahoo.co.uk)

Apply for real register Passport ,Visa,Driving License,ID CARDS,marriage certificates,diplomas etc for sell Guaranteed 24 hour passport,citizenship,Id cards,driver license,diplomas,degrees,certificates service available. Tourist and business visa services available to residents of all 50 states and all nationalities Worldwide.
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WyattS14 (0 D)
05 Jun 17 UTC
Using Scrubs idea for a game...
Let's make a classic game where only fleet builds are allowed!
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=200065
Password is boats
Full press game
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Mblock (100 D)
06 Jun 17 UTC
Play Diplo
Game starting tomorrow, looking for players. 10 hour turns. Link below

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=200152
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Mblock (100 D)
06 Jun 17 UTC
PLAY DIPLO NOW
New game starting in 5 min, at 4pm. Looking for a few to join for a quick fun game.

Name is "PLAY DIPLIO NOW", link here http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=200151
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brainbomb (474 D)
03 Jun 17 UTC
Never give up
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=197304
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Volmort (100 D)
06 Jun 17 UTC
Queston about movement on coasts
Is movement like this possible:
Gulf of Lyon -> Spain -> portugal
And my seond question if Convoy see unit is attacked, is convoy still successful or convoyed unit just dont move?
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
31 May 17 UTC
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Criticism of Capitalism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMdIgGOYKhs

While i'm not entirely sure i'm a marxist, because i'm not entirely sure people should be paid 100% of what they produce (other people offer synergies to increase the value of what you produce) - i am onboard with the criticism that wealthy people have too much power in the system.
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CommanderByron (869 D (S))
06 Jun 17 UTC
Civil Disobedience
Since I can't comment on the SoW in anyway apparently even expressing disdain for a lack of commentary. I thought, hell the rules don't say I can't make a second thread to talk about times you've been let down or disappointed.
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Jacob63831 (160 D)
30 May 17 UTC
Give me your "best" puns
The best ones PUNish the people who read it
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Hauta (1618 D (S))
02 Jun 17 UTC
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Will America ever realize the German Dream?
The average German citizen enjoys good healthcare and a high standard of living. The average American is struggling.
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ishirkmywork (1349 D)
05 Jun 17 UTC
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This is not a complaint -- just observing
What are people's thoughts on the effects on player behavior when operating under Sum-of-Squares scoring? I feel like I've noticed an increase in land grabbing and selfish alliance play when using this scoring. It has been more difficult to convince an ally with more centers to spread the wealth for a stronger, mutual alliance. Agree?
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yavuzovic (265 D)
04 Jun 17 UTC
webdiplomacy.com?????
We can enter vdiplomacy from vdiplomacy.com or vdiplomacy.net . But if we write webdiplomacy.com , we will see something about domains. Webdiplomacy.com is for sale. This pages URL is we..cy.net. What is these domains and what is we..cy.com?
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Scrub (241 D)
04 Jun 17 UTC
Fleet Builds Only
So I was chilling in bed the other day when I got this idea. I started a game on the standard map, cause I thought it would be interesting. I know that Austria-Hungary would get screwed but I was just wondering what the strategies would be.
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UmbrellaLover (100 D)
23 May 17 UTC
Guide for 17 player map?
Hello, I'm thinking about joining a 17 person map, but I have no clue if there are any strategies for this sort of thing. Everything that I've found so far, unless super general, relates to the 7 country map. Are there any guides or tips you could give me so that I'm more prepared for this map? Thanks!
17 replies
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swagdaddy69 (100 D)
05 Jun 17 UTC
Live Game this afternoon
Hi guys hoping to get a live game going Tuesday afternoon. Here is the game link

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=200053
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Randomizer (100 D)
04 Jun 17 UTC
Not taking the draw
What do players think when everyone wants to draw except the player with the least units?
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CAPT Brad (40 D X)
01 Jun 17 UTC
Covfefe
Is this a new SNAFU or BOHICA?
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CommanderByron (869 D (S))
02 Jun 17 UTC
Interesting thought
If you have a cell phone type the word : "Diplomacy"
Then keep hitting your phones first suggestion until your message loops. Interesting to see how long/short or varied peoples lists will be.
10 replies
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Oztra (30 D X)
31 May 17 UTC
What do people do outside of webDip?
Do people actually have lives outside of this game? What do people actually pursue with their existence? Who has the worst job? All of these burning questions, just waiting to be answered.
55 replies
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brainbomb (474 D)
31 May 17 UTC
Trump pulls out
It appears the days where America cared about polar bears, rising sea levels, emissions, and trying to be a leader in changing our dying planet.... has all come to an end. RIP Earth.
228 replies
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leon1122 (175 D)
03 Jun 17 UTC
Interesting thought
If you have a cell phone type the word : "President"
Then hit the first suggestion and press submit.
Interesting to who everyone's most talked-about President is.
8 replies
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captainmeme (846 D Mod)
29 May 17 UTC
WebDiplomacy Survivor - Final Tribal Council
35 days ago, 21 castaways begun their journey in the webDiplomacy version of the famous reality game show. Now, only three - Balki Bartokomous, DemonOverlord, Fluminator - remain, and all have fought tooth and nail to make it this far.

The final victor will be decided by eleven of the players they voted out, and this is their opportunity to sway votes their way. Welcome to Final Tribal.
524 replies
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CAPT Brad (40 D X)
03 Jun 17 UTC
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Colleges Celebrate Diversity With Separate Commencements
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/02/us/black-commencement-harvard.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=photo-spot-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0
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