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orathaic (1009 D (B))
15 Jun 17 UTC
American healthcare?
Is this a scam?
https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/cross-check/why-i-wont-get-a-psa-test-for-prostate-cancer/?wt.mc=SA_Twitter-Share
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Lamish (0 D X)
15 Jun 17 UTC
Cancelling a game
I've never cancelled a game before, but i'm wondering, if you cancel a game, will you get your starting coins back? Say you bid 10, will you get 10 back when you cancel? Also, what about if you take over a civil disorder?
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brainbomb (474 D)
15 Jun 17 UTC
Should Capital Letters be Protected for all members of webdip?
At the WebdIP this morning, the Capitol letters were present only because Hauta was there. Without them, the forum would have had a clear field until draconian mod police arrived. Shouldn't the Capitol Letters Protect EVERY large gathering of WEBDIPPIA
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ND (884 D)
13 Jun 17 UTC
Otto Warmbier freed
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/06/13/north-korea-releases-jailed-us-student-otto-warmbier.html
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Hippopankake (80 D)
10 Jun 17 UTC
The watchmen
If any of you have ever seen the movie or read the graphic novel
Which do you prefer and why?
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slypups (1889 D)
14 Jun 17 UTC
The Last Known World Game
I just finished up the second to last Known World game, http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=187834, on 36 hour phases, which we probably played a few years further than we might have for that honor. This leaves one 10-day phase game in a still relatively early state, http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=187877
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brainbomb (474 D)
12 Jun 17 UTC
Puerto Rico - 51st US STATE?
http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/12/politics/puerto-rico-question-answers-statehood-trnd/index.html
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
14 Jun 17 UTC
@"Issues stemming from nuclear waste on an environmental level are no more scary than... "

Yes they are. You just have to do some surveys, people are scared of nuclear, far more so than they are of coal. You can burn coal in your own home; it isn't this mysterious thing which emits an unseen danger. It just burns like wood or gas.

And sure accidents happen, but not ones which mean you never know where it is safe to go because there might be fallout in your local area.

This isn't about safety or who caused an accident. This is about what happens if you go out and survey some people to see how much they fear nuclear energy.

It is pretty simple. And the majority don't know that coal kills more people (per watt of power produced). They just fear the unseen threat more...

None of your rational arguements have any bearing, because this is an emotional question (of fear) rather than a logical one.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
14 Jun 17 UTC
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@"Zombies are scarier than coal too Bo. Let's face it, anything that does incremental damage to millions of people gets a free ride in public perception compared to rare events that are scarier, even when the probability of those rare events is near zero. If our brains were wired for complex risk analysis we'd be terrified of cars and coal, and wouldn't care so much about nuclear power or even terrorism."

+100 to that :)
orathaic (1009 D (B))
14 Jun 17 UTC
@"As I said before and I will post it again for you numbskulls. Puerto Rico doesn't want to be a state."

No, last vote in 2012 had a 78% turnout (much better than say Trump's election turnout), and 66% of voters were in favour of statehood.

I think that's fairly comprehensive, as far as 'what the people want' goes.

Even taking into account the people who didn't vote, you get 51% of the electorate who actually prefer statehood (considering ~25% of the electorate actually voted for Donald Trump, and he's still claiming to have a mandate from the people).

So even ignoring the 2017 vote, you can see that people wanted statehood last time a vote was had. Ok, it is entirely possible that there has been a huge change in attitudes in Puerto Rico, especially since Trump was elected (maybe now everyone wants independence from Trump... who knows?) But it is also entirely possible that given the apathy of voters (who likely think, 'well we already voted for this 5 years ago, and it did nothing, so why bother voting again) combined with a boycott of the vote, helped make this vote pretty meaningless.

If it doesn't say anything one way or the other, you can still assume the previous vote was fair and valid.
Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
14 Jun 17 UTC
"Just fuck off and don't bother. I'll mute you to save us both the time. If this goes on I'll just get banned again, because I think the world would be better off without you living in it, ND."

"Um. Yea saying we need to purge the world of republicans is the type of facist crap thry dream democrats would say. Dont be that guy jamie. Dont validate such filth"

https://www.yahoo.com/news/shooting-gop-baseball-practice-scalise-shot-120338383.html

"The man was wearing running clothes, asked Duncan: "Are those Republicans or Democrats out there practicing?" Per source familiar."

And this is why we don't normalize/advocate/justify such horrible ideas because some crazy motherfucker will go out and do it. Terrible.
Ogion (4388 D)
14 Jun 17 UTC
Ooh. Facts

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U.S._states_by_incarceration_and_correctional_supervision_rate
Ogion (4388 D)
14 Jun 17 UTC
Oh yeah, TR. because inclusion liberty and justice for all, rationality and education, fairness, and democracy are such terrible things. Democrats ought to go away too

Lol
Ogion (4388 D)
14 Jun 17 UTC
Well, Manwe, looks like some chickens coming home to roost. I'm glad to see an admission that rhetoric kills. We don't know yet who did this, not that it matters a whole lot. It is sorely tempting to say "ooh, if they'd had guns it wouldn't have happened", etc etc. (oh, I thought i was joking but I see stand Paul said precisely this!) maybe this will enlighten these guys a little about the stakes of what they're up to (particularly Scalise) but somehow I doubt it
Ogion (4388 D)
14 Jun 17 UTC


Amazingly everyone is safe. That's good
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
14 Jun 17 UTC
Conservatives love to trot out the negative statistics regarding California...out of context. That makes it so much easier to demonize the big blue meanie rather than look at ones self comparatively.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
14 Jun 17 UTC
"And this is why we don't normalize/advocate/justify such horrible ideas because some crazy motherfucker will go out and do it. Terrible."

Trump is certainly NOT part of that "we".

http://mashable.com/2016/03/12/trump-rally-incite-violence/#ozzdZKA5hiqy
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
14 Jun 17 UTC
The shootings were horrific, but if they had all been armed, then it wouldn't have happened.
Ogion (4388 D)
14 Jun 17 UTC
Lol, Jeff. Usually having everyone armed is a recipe for increasing the body count
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
14 Jun 17 UTC
/sarcasm
brainbomb (474 D)
14 Jun 17 UTC
So what would Puerto Rico offer as a state. Tourism. Mega fuckin tourism. Dolphins. Culture, and of course a base to build better hurricane tracking. You ccould improve relations with spanish speaking people, and grow our economy
brainbomb (474 D)
14 Jun 17 UTC
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TRPRADO N1 READS


TrPrado
Night-1 00:27
page 46 Okay, I'm going to try to get this reads list out as quickly as I can

Balduran - NULL. Has posted very little and isn't particularly helpful, but he's not particularly scummy either.

Balki Bartokomous - SLIGHT TOWN. After seeing the ND flip, and then going back and reading his interactions with ND, it looks like he put a decent amount of pressure on him a couple hours before EoD. The closest thing to suspect I see of him is the way he jumped on trying to clear Cerryn at the start of the night.

Cerrynity - SLIGHT SCUM. Only time he and ND interacted was with ND throwing him a softball. ND suggested Cerryn post reads but never pressured him or pushed him for it. Cerryn still has very few reads.

DemonOverlord - SUPER TOWN. When she first saw someone quote the Oztra case, she questioned who it was that said it. When she learned it was ND, that's when she decided to jump on him. Everything about her ND push seems very genuine.

Ezio - SLIGHT TOWN. He seems very genuine in his posts.

ghug - SCUM. Tried to actively save ND at the very end by making snowy and y2k the leading wagons. Also only ever spoke about ND indirectly despite being a prolific poster who got up in the faces of many players.

Hellenic Riot - SCUM. His snowy push was half-hearted at best. Also advocated directly against the ND wagon. Also, I find it very interesting that the only time he mentioned ghug at any point was in the following quote:
"I concur that ND is a better player than ghug"

Ikaneko - SLIGHT SCUM. Came out of nowhere. At no point did he express any concern about ND or his case against Oztra until EoD. Interactions with ghug at EoD could have been scum attempts to coordinate the vote, perhaps.

Jamiet99uk/teacon7 - SCUM. Jamie never put pressure on ND at any point. He was a prolific poster, and even claimed to have ND as a scumread, but the only question he ever asked ND was about reads that weren't snowy or Oztra, and at EoD actively advocated against the ND wagon. Essentially contradictory.

MoscowFleet/brainbomb - TOWN. Moscow didn't have much going on when he was here, but brain's performance has been that of a scumhunter who really does seem to want to solve the game. Puts decent pressure on other players.

Oztra - TOWN. Doesn't participate much, but I don't think there's any way for him to be scum. After ND's push on him and how flimsy that case was, I just can't picture it.

peterlund - TOWN. Used to think he was scum, but I don't think he'd be as vocal about pushing my wagon as he was if he were scum.

rdrivera2005 - TOWN. I disagree with a lot of what he posts, but I don't see anything scummy about him.

snowy801 - TOWN. He seems really dedicated to catching scum. He's an active part of the conversation.

Tom Bombadil - TOWN. When he's around he knows how to apply pressure to get the best answers out of people. His interactions with ND

VashtaNeurotic - NULL. Same as Balduran

y2kjbl - TOWN. Essentially I don't see him and ghug being scum together, and I don't see ghug as anything other than scum. He was turned into a lynch candidate at the very end specifically because ghug wanted to create a wagon to take heat off ND. Hasn't posted for a very long time so I'm assuming he could genuinely be gone.

If I had to pick out the remaining scum now it'd be:
ghug
HR
Ika
teacon

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Lists Balki as town- y2k as town
And says all 3 PR are scum plus clear cerry was his scumread way back then. Hes tunneled cerry all game off and on.

brainbomb (474 D)
14 Jun 17 UTC
Wrong thread
Ogion (4388 D)
14 Jun 17 UTC
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I don't know, BB, I think that was a brilliant piece of performance art, myself
Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
14 Jun 17 UTC
Trump is one of the worst offenders.


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13 Jun 17 UTC
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Scrub (241 D)
13 Jun 17 UTC
Poop
Post Poop
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
12 Jun 17 UTC
Medical marjuana and crime
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ecoj.12521/full

Study found reduced crime rates in counties near the mexican border.
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thatwasawkward (4384 D (B))
12 Jun 17 UTC
Conspiracy
Anybody tried "Conspiracy" on Android? Looks like a pretty decent mobile implementation of Dip.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.badfrog.conspiracy.app
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Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
13 Jun 17 UTC
The Right Wing Media is Politically Correct
https://www.cjr.org/criticism/political-correctness-journalism.php

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VashtaNeurotic (2394 D)
28 Apr 17 UTC
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Official Greatest Movie Tournament Thread
See details inside:
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diplomat61 (599 D)
12 Jun 17 UTC
Conditions for going CD
I am in a game gameID=[199096] that has just reached Spring 6. Someone has taken over Greece after it went into CD (so far, so good) but what I don't understand is that there were no missed orders. I thought there had to be a couple of periods NMR before CD.

Can anyone explain what has happened?
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brainbomb (474 D)
31 May 17 UTC
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Anything goes
This thread is to discuss anything other than mafia, survivor, or webdips greatest movie tourney decided by 12 people. Euthanasia, Infanticide, the Mormon Trail, Mitt Romney, Jared Kushner, MacroEconomics, Satan, Whether the Japanese killed people more angrily than Nazi's, whether homeless people can be helped, or even if global warming is a hoax by liberals to sell more dr pepper.
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Lewis (108 D)
12 Jun 17 UTC
Multiaccounting
xy4 has a multiaccount. His other account is Vladimir Putin, let's get him banned.
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Lewis (108 D)
12 Jun 17 UTC
Multiaccounting
xy4 is multiaccounting. His other account is Vladimir Putin, let's get him banned. If you know others that are multiaccounting report them.
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cb6000 (149 D (S))
11 Jun 17 UTC
Fleets only 3
Restart for existing players. P.w. boats3
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CommanderByron (869 D (S))
08 Jun 17 UTC
*eggplant emoji*
gameID=200276
1.5 day phase
anon
FP / SoS
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brainbomb (474 D)
09 Jun 17 UTC
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Russia linked to removal of PPSC from webdip
According to testimony by Coomey, the Rushians may have influenced the mod things into getting rid of PPSC da best scoring system webdip ever had. Mod team has yet to respond but they have appointed Valis as special ambassador to the kremlin for webdip affairs. Expect back rubs and sandwiches.
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leon1122 (101 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
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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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07 Jun 17 UTC
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WyattS14 (100 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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