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Smokey Gem (209 D)
09 Nov 17 UTC
Is it possible that human kind will ever live in peace. ?
We all want it that incredible vast majority. o why do we do what we do . How can we be so benovolent and violent at thesame time?
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CommanderByron (569 D Mod (S))
08 Nov 17 UTC
Curiosity: Coloreds
Why are the countries colored differently than the original board? anyone with insight, not complaining just curious.
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swordsman3003 (9995 D Mod (G))
10 Nov 17 UTC
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hypothetical changes to classic map
Ideas I have had that I thought might improve balancing. Not saying that I would advocate for all of these; they're just ideas I think about sometimes.
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damian (675 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
48 Hour Full Press. GR 250+
Does anyone want to play a game?
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brainbomb (474 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
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After how many times Jurassic Park has failed why is there still investors?
How many times has this place failed or expeditions to it have failed? Seems like the liability lawsuits alone wouldve ensured that park wouldnt have ever been remade.
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Randomizer (100 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
It's easier to get a gun, than ….
http://www.cnn.com/2016/06/16/health/getting-gun-ease-trnd/index.html

In the wake of the last two mass shootings, I didn't know that I would have a harder time buying a puppy than a gun. There are even more restrictions to join Diplomacy.
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LeonWalras (288 D)
30 Oct 17 UTC
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Daily MARX
In celebration of recent forum breakthroughs, I thought we'd bring back the daily Marx thread. Post your Marx quotes here.
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damo666 (55 D)
09 Nov 17 UTC
Players Ranks
How are these determined? Compare these two: a) Played 25 Defeated 7 (28%) Won 2 (8%) Drawn 11 (44%) Survived 5 (20%) Rank EXPERIENCED b) Played 21 Defeated 6 (29%) Won 4 (19%) Drawn 4 (19%) Survived 7 (33%) Rank POLITICAL PUPPET. Just wondering.....
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HBbuc (113 D)
30 Oct 17 UTC
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Hypothetical scenario
Hypothetical scenario: Get rid of Gender pronouns and call everyone and everyone and everything "it" and other variations of that.

Your thoughts?
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Thaneofwhiterun (1266 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
Where did everybody go?
I feel so lonely, I can't even start up a 1v1 game...
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daveliney (449 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
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Remove the no orders/saved/ready icons
There are 10 minutes to go and still !! is shown next to a country. It's probably going to NMR. This allows countries around it to make moves that they normally wouldn't confident that the sensible supports and moves to SCs won't take place. Which unbalances the game.

If the icons were removed then it is less obvious that an NMR is about to happen. Is there a reason for the icons that I'm missing?
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fdfggg123 (0 D X)
09 Nov 17 UTC
JANUARY Furniture
JANUARY Furniture is specialized in manufacturing quality custom furniture for the hotel, resort, department and hospitality industry etc.http://www.jyhotelfurniture.com/
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JEccles (425 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
CD vs NMR
I'm looking at my CD's and NMR's, and I noticed that in one game that I had a Civil Disorder, it gave me 12 NMR's, another CD 3 NMR's, and then the rest of my CD's I have 0 NMR's. Can anyone explain how this works and why there's such a huge discrepancy on this? And is this also a "double jeopardy" against my Reliability Rating to count NMR's and CD's from the same game? This part has always confused me. Thanks!
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Condescension (10 D X)
08 Nov 17 UTC
School of War Drama Thread
Since the drama in the official thread has been Shut Down, please post all drama related xontent here.
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Tanteno (49 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
World diplomacy - color pallet
So I've been playing a lot of world diplomacy lately and I've notices something that has been bothering me.

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MKECharlie (1926 D (G))
04 Nov 17 UTC
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Procrastination
I was selected to speak at a Meetup and a tech conference, both next week. The best part of getting chosen is how much stuff I'm getting done in order to avoid working on my speeches!
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LeonWalras (288 D)
19 Oct 17 UTC
New Zealand has a new Prime Minister
Labour did a full coalition deal with our weird centrist version of UKIP, so that'll be interesting. Greens to make up the numbers with confidence and supply in exchange for policy concessions and ministers outside of cabinet. I for one am cautiously optimistic about the coalition of chaos.
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ssorenn (2545 D (G))
31 Oct 17 UTC
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Terror attack in NY
Another Islamic militant, drove a truck into bike lane in lower manhattan kills at least 6 with dozens more injured. Hmm, all you snowflakes want more of these fucks in our boarders. Sad. My heart and condolences to those hurt.
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Okay, this is important. As you can tell, today I have a lot of time on my hands today. So I went and reproduced Infowars' data independently from other sources. It matched the plot Infowars had exactly.

Now, I had a hunch, so I separated it into three separate dot plots. One for the top 10 population density states, one for the middle 30 population density states, and one for the 10 least dense states.

What was once a muddled, 0% correlation dot plot is now three parallel, strongly positive correlations.

I'll reproduce when I get home so I can post it to giphy.
KansasBoyd (25 D X)
07 Nov 17 UTC
So just like I stated. If you wish to engineer thevreserched towards an agenda you can.
What, that it's possible that the two are linked, but the level of an increase in murder rates it causes is dependent upon the underlying population density?

That's not engineering. That's called due diligence.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
07 Nov 17 UTC
I like the point about 'well regulated militias' and 'stolen' legal firearms.

If all guns a held but well regulated militias (whether private or public) then they should be harder to steal. You basically have like, gun clubs.

Weapons are kept secured safely when not in use. All thefts are reported and investigated. Security failures on the militias part liable for any crimes involving those weapons.

Then get all other weapons off the street (a govt buy back and place those weapons at the disposal of state militias?). Ongoing costs? Minimal; constitutional rights? Intact.

What will the NRA say? Well they represent gun manufacturers so they will oppose it. But the effect of having gun manufacturers decide your gun laws is the situation you find yourself in today.

Maybe going after the manufacturers directly is the better choice. There is no right in the constitution to make arms, is there?
KansasBoyd (25 D X)
07 Nov 17 UTC
No. You want the data to show their is a correlation so you’ll engineer everything to fit that conclusion.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
07 Nov 17 UTC
Actually, i wonder, what does the US constitution say about the federal govt having a standing army? I mean, i naturally assume the 2nd amendment is about national security... I've read the text after all.

And the founding fathers would have taken steps to avoid the kind of Tyranny they had seen in the Old World. Surely taking away the power of the state to run a professional standing army would have massive benefits, and make america great - like the founding fathers would have wanted.

1) massive savings on actually running an Amry.
2) returning power to states.
3) retain a nuclear deterent.
4) a chunk of the savings could be spent on mental health needs, maybe even universal health care, and research into societal health (the social causes of violence, inner city deprivation, how urbanisation contributes to increased mental health issues, how diet and advertising affects obesity...) you could build a much healthier society.

But i guess i'm a dreamer...
JamesYanik (548 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
@orathaic

well regulated militia means something very different than what you think it means

http://www.constitution.org/cons/wellregu.htm
orathaic (1009 D (B))
07 Nov 17 UTC
I mean, i will admit to stretching my interpretation in order to achieve the end i find most desirable... But i'm not going so far as to hand control over to the government.

Ok, you could probably distinguish between 'well-regulated' an a band of ruffians up to no good.

But i don't think that distinction is particularly at odds with mine. Unlike others here who suggested state militias, i'm perfectly happy to see private militias form. Guns be registered - not taken from anyone. Collective security measures - of the militias choice - and personal/collective responcibility.

You're supposed to lap up the responcibility stuff. (And it is also necessarily a voluntary collective...)
TrPrado (367 D Mod)
07 Nov 17 UTC
“And the founding fathers would have taken steps to avoid the kind of Tyranny they had seen in the Old World. Surely taking away the power of the state to run a professional standing army would have massive benefits, and make america great - like the founding fathers would have wanted.”

I’ve studied American early constitutional period quite a bit recently, and that is very not the case. Part of the reason for establishing the federal government in the first place was that defense would actually be easier. A standing army of states that weren’t controlled at a larger level would be feared as brewing and capitalizing on animosity as was seen under the Articles of Confederation. Those we call Anti-Federalists who were against the Constitution were the ones who advocated for the Bill of Rights, but they were also more along the lines of the sort of people who would want even more local control than at the state level.


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MoscowFleet (136 D)
03 Oct 17 UTC
MLB Playoffs
Who ya got?? I really like this Houston team, but Cleveland has been on some sort of roll. Dark horse to win it all for me is Arizona. Looking forward to tonight’s game!
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brainbomb (474 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
Trumpy Bear
https://youtu.be/i9qv8RSreIM
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Hellenic Riot (1574 D (G))
06 Nov 17 UTC
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November Ghost Ratings Published
http://tournaments.webdiplomacy.net/theghost-ratingslist

As ever, +1's are always welcome! :)
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Peregrine Falcon (1531 D (B))
04 Nov 17 UTC
Conspiracy Theories
Which do you subscribe to? The moon landing? The Illuminati? The US liberal media? Trump and Russia? GMOs? Climate change? 9/11? The Holocaust? The war against Islam? Aliens? Planet X? Vaccines? Chemtrails? Flat earth? Obama's birthplace? Deep state? Fluoridation?
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Durga (710 D)
01 Nov 17 UTC
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Thinking about how to improve webdip
See below
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MajorMitchell (984 D)
03 Nov 17 UTC
Refugees.. Does Uganda treat refugees better than many wealthy Nations ?
More refugees from South Sudan entered Uganda in the last 12 months than entered Europe. Uganda allows them to enter, to work, gives many a small plot of land to farm. To appease locals in regional areas where refugees settle the Government allocates 30% of aid to local communities. My own Nation, Australia, a relatively wealthy nation treats some refugees well, but others with harsh treatment, incarceration in detention camps.
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abgemacht (840 D (G))
04 Nov 17 UTC
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Carnage Con
Well it only took 8 hours, but placed second as Turkey in Game 1 Board 1
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2ndWhiteLine (2370 D (B))
14 Aug 17 UTC
New ex-mod game
PM for info. Non-anon public press. Former mods preferred.
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captainmeme (849 D Mod)
17 Oct 17 UTC
1v1 Showdown - The Grand Final
110 Players. 500 Games. 2 Finalists.

After 10 months, it’s time to decide the Showdown’s victor.
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TrPrado (367 D Mod)
05 Nov 17 UTC
Paradise Papers
I wonder what places will actually be affected by the revelations.
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leon1122 (211 D)
05 Nov 17 UTC
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Sad! Young girl taken to court for racial abuse after accusing Arab man of sex abuse.
http://archive.fo/GoHqE
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WyattS14 (100 D)
02 Nov 17 UTC
Thinking about how to improve myself
I'm thinking maybe start a workout routine?
Maybe read some philosophy? Any recommendations?
I could skip the workout routine.. Maybe I'll just start eating healthier
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