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bvhgfh5 (0 D X)
24 Nov 17 UTC
stainless steel angle factory
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bvhgfh5 (0 D X)
24 Nov 17 UTC
single spiral cooking plate
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Valis2501 (3553 D (G))
23 Nov 17 UTC
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Happy Thanksgiving everyone
-Valis
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WyattS14 (80 D)
23 Nov 17 UTC
An idea for a better version of the movie Passengers.
We're talking horror and moral dilemma, read below (Spoilers!)
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Jamiet99uk (75 D)
17 Nov 17 UTC
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The best thing about HeroQuest
Is this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cx8sl2uC46A
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brainbomb (345 D)
19 Nov 17 UTC
Inspirational Females
Here is a thread to post inspirational stories about women who have positively impacted your life.
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brainbomb (345 D)
23 Nov 17 UTC
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Epic Forum Story Time
Rules, each person add a word. We create a giant story. So for example I say: Jim. The next person says Jim was. The next person says Jim was Old.
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zultar (3900 D Mod (P))
01 Nov 17 UTC
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Replacement for a top 100 GR game
One player can't continue this full anon game. http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=206204#gamePanel

If you are interested, please PM me and do not post here as I would like to keep it fully anon still.
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JEccles (425 D)
22 Nov 17 UTC
Classic Game
I have a rulebook press game up for people to join. If you're interested, see the game below:

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=211198
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reedeer1 (100 D)
13 Nov 17 UTC
A back to diplomacy game
I am just returning to diplomacy, and am looking for 6 people to join me.
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brainbomb (345 D)
16 Nov 17 UTC
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Cookie Monster Solutions
Instead of regulations, (YAWN), lets have unrestricted gun laws and limitless purchasing. The only rule is the retail employees *must* dress like cookie monster to make gun stores more kid friendly. Offer gun buyers a plate of CoOKiEs.
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brainbomb (345 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
Mansplaining and manscaping
I heard people use the term mansplaining recently. It was negatively stigmatized but what does it even mean? Also I head people saying something about manscaping and I wondered if that was a type of yard work. Any input is appreciated.
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Yoyoyozo (228 D Mod)
21 Nov 17 UTC
Gunboat for Hall of Famers
There’s a game starting for webdip Hall of Famers. PM me for password.
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sevenbrokenbricks (100 D)
21 Nov 17 UTC
Spring 1901 NMR
What provisions are there in general for dealing with players who NMR on the first turn? Should we simply agree on a draw and try and rebuild the game with new players? Is there a way to bring in replacements?
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SkiingCougar (935 D)
18 Nov 17 UTC
You mention anything to do with politics, you lose
Whenever a thread turns to politics it always ends nasty, let's have a nice friendly thread :)
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Thaneofwhiterun (1266 D)
16 Nov 17 UTC
New York is the best.
Now that I've gotten everybody's attention, would anybody be interested in playing a game of American Empire where everybody plays as the region that they are from? I think that might be kinda fun and could be a way to release some of this clearly geographical tension that is brewing in the forums.
I'd have to claim NY
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WyattS14 (80 D)
20 Nov 17 UTC
Medium Pot Gunboat Classic
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=211039

40 bet (280 pot) gunboat game 1 day phases :) good luck
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Dreadnought1974 (100 D)
19 Nov 17 UTC
Live now
Live now starting now, 5 min
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wpfieps (450 D)
19 Nov 17 UTC
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Perspirational Males
Here is a thread to post perspiration stories about men who have profoundly impacted your nasal cavities.
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Fast Classic games
Hey! New here..
Anybody up for classic games to play with fast turns? 10 min/turn.
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=210955
Up to the challenge?
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brainbomb (345 D)
08 Nov 17 UTC
Rhyme Time IV
Across the bloody plain arose seven soldiers, seven sonnets, seven rhymers riding a comet. Winter Rhyme Time IV has arrived, the press will be public and the goal is survive, win, or draw if you must, just dont stop rhyming or your castles become dust.
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peterlund (1315 D (G))
11 Nov 17 UTC
Sweden-Italy, 1-0 !!
I was watching the World Cup Qualifiers Game in a pub yesterday evening. And we nailed it! :) 3:07 into this video you find the goal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj55HHnBG_Y
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KansasBoyd (25 D X)
15 Nov 17 UTC
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Cookie Cutter Solutions
Several here have proposed generic cookie cutter style gun solutions for the United States
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Fluminator (511 D)
18 Nov 17 UTC
Haha. Canada blew off America in the 60s
http://nationalpost.com/news/canada/cia-wanted-to-punish-canada-in-1962-for-flouting-cuban-trade-embargo-jfk-files-reveal/amp
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JamesYanik (548 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
Prediction Thread
Trump gets back from his tour in Asia soon, and he'll likely have a response to Roy Moore. Vote on the likely response here:
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mmcconkie (52 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
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Resources to Improve Players
I signed up for the mentorship program. As I get ready to work with a mentor, what resources do you all like to improve as diplomacy players? I'm looking for websites, blogs, podcasts, videos, etc. Thanks!
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brainbomb (345 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
Cards Against Humanity Heroes
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cards-against-humanity-buys-a-piece-of-the-us-border/
brainbomb (345 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
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Creators of Cards against Humanity are buying up border land to prevent the building of the Wall. Brilliant, awesome. Im literally going to buy everyone copies of this game for christmas to support this.
leon1122 (206 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
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It's a publicity stunt and nothing more. The government can just use eminent domain to buy back the land.
brainbomb (345 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
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Oh so big government land seizure.
brainbomb (345 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
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Nothing says Liberty like the Government seizing lands from individuals and businesses
JamesYanik (548 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
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I understand that you guys don't like xenophobia... but do you LIKE illegal immigration? 80% of women are raped while not he journey trying to get across our border

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/09/12/central-america-migrants-rape_n_5806972.html

I understand you want people to get here... but WHY illegally??? Why is a wall BAD. what is it doing, that any other western civilized democracy isn't? These countries all have strict immigration rules. Germany, Spain, France, Britain, all will deport you if you come in illegally. why is the USA some special exception what's wrong with you people?

If you want to loosen immigration laws I understand that, if you want to make it legal, I understand that. but CHANGE THE LAW, CHANGE THE SYSTEM, don't just fully open up the border. goddamn.
JamesYanik (548 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
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@brainbomb

so you admit private ownership of land is an unalienable right? because if so I will bookmark this and quote you on this if you ever go back on it
TrPrado (362 D Mod)
15 Nov 17 UTC
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“Why is a wall BAD”

How the mighty have fallen.
brainbomb (345 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
In the original foundations of the constitution Life Liberty and Property were inalienable human rights. They ultimately dismissed property, much to the chagrin of the benefit of our society.

Of course land is a right. The government can have some but if you value the rights of a purchaser to do what they want with land thats supposed to be the greatest unbreakable promise of capitalism in sum.

Point is, just like in Nebraska, this Keystone Pipeline has been very unpoular even among liberterians, even among rural farners in nebraska. It takes ranch land and farm land using unlawful eminent domian bullying to force farners to have dirty filthy ugly leaky pipelines on their property. Fuck that.

I hope people literally sabotage and blow up the developments if they actually start building that shit. This is why we need eco terrorism that is nonviolent to humans but thwarts and bankrupts evil oil and energy companies.

I would also support eco terrorist attacks on attempts to build the wall. Burning construction sites, destroying vehicles. Whatever it takes
brainbomb (345 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
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I think the word you meant was *inalienable*
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
I bought two orders as Christmas presents before they sold out.
JamesYanik (548 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
@TrPrado

I'm fine with near free-immigration as long as you don't pose a national security risk. I also would like to tear down a lot of the social welfare programs (open immigration and socialized welfare can't coexist) but the basic idea of a wall, I'm only opposed to on economic grounds. I don't think it's effective enough in its purpose.

that said, I do want some control over who comes into the country.

also @brainbomb

if someone buys land that later is found to sit on a bunch of radioactive uranium, we'd seize the land. eminent domain I dislike, but there are some exceptions, and I definitely think the borders of a nation should not be held in private use.

if these guys are really that stingy, then Trump can just build a wall AROUND their land and box them in. nothing illegal about that.
JamesYanik (548 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
@brainbomb

I'm also very glad you're pro individual property rights. I'm 100% bookmarking this thread for future reference
CommanderByron (564 D Mod (S))
15 Nov 17 UTC
I am not against a common-sense immigration system. I am not against deportation. I am against spending billions of tax-payer dollars on an ineffectual wall that will have little impact on the rate of immigration. The situation would be far more tenable and agreeable if we devoted the funds to developing a faster legal-immigration process as well as using technology to monitor our border.

If the process for legal immigration was simpler and faster people wouldn’t feel pressured to cross illegally. Right now the risk/reward that these people are making is clearly pushing them to cross.

We could devote resources to helping expel the cartel from Mexico. Help embolden Mexican police agencies, and guide the Mexican government toward a safer democracy. Mexico itself could become our wall. If Central American immigrants have to pass through a stable Mexican democracy and economy they would likely stop in Mexico instead of continuing into the US.
CommanderByron (564 D Mod (S))
15 Nov 17 UTC
This is why NAFTA is so important, weakening Mexico only sends more immigrants our way.
brainbomb (345 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
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Im from Nebraska, we have some of the highest property taxes in America because everyone living in the two cities pays all the taxes for the rest of the states roads and schools. Its a big fuckin state almost 500 miles across. There is nothing on the western side that contributes to revenue. As a result property taxes are high.

That being said I will someday have my parents house. Its not in the best shape. Its got a big lovely yard. It would be hard to ever think of selling it. Its mostly sentimental value now as most of my neighbors I grew up with all moved away one by one. Im not as wild about the newer people, theyre all kinda stereotypical middle class boring ppl.

If anyone came along and claimed eminent domain on our house I would die before lettting them have it. Government, state, or anyone.
brainbomb (345 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
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If you dont pay your bills, if you commit a felony or do something terrible, I think those are fair game scenarios for seizure of property. But not for some stupid fucking pipeline that is debateable as to if it even helps your country. And certainly not on some half assed border wall that is proven to do little to reduce illegal immigration in the first place.

TLDR it is not worth sacrificing peoples liberty to provide some vague existential level of security. We did this with the patriot act and look at how much weve lost of our privacy. If we allow land seizures to build frivilous load blowing job creations on needless costly projects, we lose more and more of what makes america great. The right to pursue and own property is as american as it gets.
JECE (1322 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
"Germany, Spain, France, Britain, all will deport you if you come in illegally."
Actually, once you step foot on Spanish soil* you automatically benefit from asylum protection and other benefits. Detention facilities do exist and people can get deported, but it's much better than in the States. I can't speak for the others.

*That is, excluding a a narrow strip between two fences along the borders of Ceuta and Melilla and minuscule uninhabited islands near the Moroccan coast. Human rights groups have been up in arms for years about these exceptions.
brainbomb (345 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
If you think the US border is bad, try looking up how many Moroccans drown or freeze to death per year trying to swim the gibraltar to spain per year.

Perhaps we should just turn the rio grande into a massive inland sea!!
JECE (1322 D)
15 Nov 17 UTC
brainbomb: You may want to check your terminology, ha ha. "swim the gibraltar to spain"

But in reality, it's not Moroccans who die in the Strait. It's by and large Sub-Saharan Africans. Traffickers use watercraft that are barely seaworthy, sometimes even inflatable swimming pool boats.
bo_sox48 (4283 D Mod (G))
15 Nov 17 UTC
"How the mighty have fallen."

Were you under the impression that JamesYanik was mighty? The dude is in the same pit in this thread that he's been in for years.
CAPT Brad (2632 D (B))
15 Nov 17 UTC
the pit and the pendulum. now that was a classic horror movie!
CAPT Brad (2632 D (B))
15 Nov 17 UTC
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Boner Jams! Boner Jams! Boner Jams! Boner Jams! Boner Jams! Boner Jams!

because bb is too wrapped up in property rights and eco terrorisim to have fun anymore
brainbomb (345 D)
16 Nov 17 UTC
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I just realized maybe Yanik thinks I truly support communist land seizures and revocation of peoples property.
CAPT Brad (2632 D (B))
16 Nov 17 UTC
of course you do. Boner Jams! Boner Jams! Boner Jams!
leon1122 (206 D)
16 Nov 17 UTC
The refugees drowning is also bullshit. There is video of them sinking their own ship when they see the Italian coastguard.
Octavious (1716 D)
16 Nov 17 UTC
Brilliant piece of marketing from Cards Against Humanity. Brand awareness up, sales up, and with the donations they asked for regarding the border wall shenanigans it may well not have cost them a penny! If I had a hat I would doff it.
TrPrado (362 D Mod)
16 Nov 17 UTC
brain:

Don’t worry, I was always able to tell the troll from the man.
Randomizer (90 D)
16 Nov 17 UTC
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Texas had years of lawsuits from Bush and his failed wall. The government undervalued the land they were seizing. I doubt Trump will be better since there is now a lawsuit for not defining where the wall will go, how it will be built, and no proper funding.

http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/13/politics/border-wall-eminent-domain/index.html

Then there was where they did build the wall with some US citizens finding they were now on the Mexico side of the wall to ease construction. One family watched there home and barn burn down because the fire department couldn't get the Bush built gate open to reach a US property on the Mexican side.
JECE (1322 D)
16 Nov 17 UTC
leon1122: You're sick. Traffickers risk the lives of refugees; that doesn't make the deaths of refugees 'bullshit'. Quite the opposite. The way refugees are treated on their journey makes their plight all the more real.
bo_sox48 (4283 D Mod (G))
16 Nov 17 UTC
www.cnn.com/2017/11/14/africa/libya-migrant-auctions/index.html

They're just faking being sold into slavery for media attention.
leon1122 (206 D)
16 Nov 17 UTC
JECE, I'm so glad you're willing to look at the facts in a rational manner. They risk their own lives and almost certainly are in on the plan to sink the ship. The Europeans are being played for fools.
JECE (1322 D)
16 Nov 17 UTC
leon1122: That's nutty. You know the Europeans pick refugees up whether or not the 'boats' have been sabotaged, right? Sabotaging the boats only gives the trafficker more time to make a getaway. The traffickers don't want to get caught. It only endangers the refugees.

May I ask where you got your oh-so-rational analysis from?
leon1122 (206 D)
17 Nov 17 UTC
https://youtu.be/qdyerV8bfeA
JECE (1322 D)
17 Nov 17 UTC
leon1122: So your source is a small, virulently anti-refugee YouTube Channel from Idaho (very close to the events at hand) that in turn sources a YouTube account that no longer exists. Got it.

I didn't bother watching the video, but the description is just as sick as you are. Piracy in the Mediterranean? "[T]he immigrants would drag them down" to their death as if the immigrants were zombies or something? Australia doesn't have any illegal immigration? A snarky comment that the refugees should have learned Italian, as if their final destination were likely Italy instead of Germany (and the EU refugee program doesn't distribute the refugees across several countries)? Sub-Saharan Africans crossing the Mediterranean claim to be Syrian? None of the description makes any sense.
Octavious (1716 D)
17 Nov 17 UTC
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@JECE

Are you suggesting that the footage is fake? It seems pretty legitimate to me. Perhaps watching it rather than dismissing it because you don't like who put it on YouTube would have made more sense.


I'm not sure what you're getting outraged by. The bit about the use of Italian is a description of what's happening rather than anything snarky. The part that talks about the risks of trying to rescue panicking men via rappelling individuals down is perfectly valid, and I have no idea where you get that zombie nonsense from. As far as fears of piracy go, I don't see why that should be surprising. They are desperate men willing to break the law, and some of them will likely be dangerous. The fear is legitimate, although you'd like to think the desire to uphold maritime law and help your fellow man would overcome it.
MajorMitchell (984 D)
17 Nov 17 UTC
JECE is right. Australia does have a problem with both refugees and "illegal immigrants". Unfortunately the whole issue has been so politicised that our policies are inconsistent. We do good work taking in large numbers of refugees ( per capita of our population ) via organised humanitarian processes.
We, imho, scapegoat people who try to "come by boat" & lock them up almost indefinitely in detention camps and the costs of that are huge.
What is ignored in the divisive political fight is the fact that most illegal immigrants come here by aeroplane and simply overstay their tourist or student visa..far many more than come here by boat. Plus the total numbers we have to deal with are miniscule compared to the problems facing other countries.
However there is a feeling here that some countries to our North are/were playing the transit country game at our expense.
I cannot but help thinking about the way a relatively poor nation like Uganda has responded to a flood of refugees from South Sudan and compare it to the way our policies have been influenced by the xenophobic fringe.
brainbomb (345 D)
17 Nov 17 UTC
Is someone bumping all my threads? My god.


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Smokey Gem (210 D)
16 Nov 17 UTC
The best way to mange your press and play when you are definatley going to lose.
What is the best way . Roll ovr , influence the winner. spitefull delay ??
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MajorMitchell (984 D)
14 Nov 17 UTC
Trump blunders around Asia, returns home to more scandal
Trump blunders around Asia offending allies. Meanwhile Jeff Sessions "cannot remember" what went on at important meetings when "giving evidence". Further evidence of the inadequacy of gun controls in the USA with her another tragic shooting at a School.
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Smokey Gem (210 D)
13 Nov 17 UTC
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The rest of the World Apreciation Thread.
MAKE ROTW Greater Again .
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