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Hellenic Riot (1574 D (G))
06 Dec 17 UTC
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December GR Updated
http://tournaments.webdiplomacy.net/theghost-ratingslist
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Yoyoyozo (228 D Mod)
07 Dec 17 UTC
Possible cheating loophole.
Is there a congressman I can talk to to run a scenario past about the new proposed tax plan..
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Smokey Gem (210 D)
07 Dec 17 UTC
Possible cheating loophole.
Is there a mod I can PM to run a senario past..
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ND (722 D)
29 Nov 17 UTC
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Landslide Victory
If President Trump and the Republicans pass the tax cuts then they are on their way to a landslide 2020 electoral victory (and 2018). Let's get it done! We can and will Make America Great Again!!!! #MAGA
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JamesYanik (548 D)
06 Dec 17 UTC
and personally, I think it's true. I do think there are a large number of people who agree with socialism in colleges, and polls back me up

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/rampage/wp/2016/02/05/millennials-have-a-higher-opinion-of-socialism-than-of-capitalism/?utm_term=.8ec5d65cfc6f

it's not some grand conspiracy by the lizard overlords that Alex jones thinks turned the frogs gay, or whatever, but it's an insular movement in academics, that affects a lot of the youth
@James - doesn't that make sense though? Since the Enlightenment, academics as a whole have bent left. It's not like this is some radical new thing.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
07 Dec 17 UTC
@JY i disagree (clearly); but to what i agree with you on. Yes there has been and continues to be an influence from Socialist philosophers in academia. We all know a bit about Marx, which goes to show their is some influence. Obamacare is a terrible excuse for universal healthcare, but it is the best the democrats could manage... And you are right that it wouldn't exist without academics who have, among their influences, Marx but probably more importantly more socialist leaning exampleslike the NHS.

My claim is that Cultural Marxism was a term invented in the 90s to tar people with the 'evil marxist' label. It is pure propaganda, and was invented specifically because 'Christian family values' were being weakened. The issue i take with this characterisation is simply that 'American values' and 'Christian family values' aren't necessarily the same thing.

American's ideal of 'the pursuit of happiness' doesn't say you have to be a Christian married, and only having sex with you partner in order to be happy.

By trying to paint all other approaches to the pursuit of happiness (there are feminist schools of thought which have argued against marriage for example) as somehow 'Marxist' - they Christian Right is saying they are unAmerican.

When i believe that a lot of these so called 'cultural marxists' are more heavily influenced by the American and French revolutions (and ideas of freedom from religious persecution and state influences) than by Marx himself.

I am not claiming that Socialist thinkers don't exist, and by spreading their ideas undermine some 'Christian values' - though there are those on the left who identify with Christianity, and are still heavily socialist. The whole Liberation Theology in the 50s and 60s... Basically i reject the premise that 'cultural marxism' is in any way anti-American.
JamesYanik (548 D)
07 Dec 17 UTC
@goldfinger

not all into the collectivist/marxist strain of thought though, and that's kind of my point, is agree with you. it's kind of hard to deny that it (to some extent) exists. it's certainly not a conservative conspiracy theory made up in the 90s like Ora claims


@ora

"My claim is that Cultural Marxism was a term invented in the 90s to tar people with the 'evil marxist' label. It is pure propaganda, and was invented specifically because 'Christian family values' were being weakened. The issue i take with this characterisation is simply that 'American values' and 'Christian family values' aren't necessarily the same thing."

um... well if that's the view you're taking, the REAL propaganda attack would be the 1950s mccarthyism, and the term would be "evil commie"

that was far more monumental in terms of propaganda AND lunacy from the right. we had communists living throughout the states not doing shit and keeping to themselves for decades in America during the Cold War, in fact the rise of communes was especially big during that time period. The club that should hit at the soviets and fascist communists made a massive swing at the anarchistic side of the spectrum as well.

demonizing of hippie culture went along with that.


of course hippies do fucking suck


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President Eden (2427 D)
25 Nov 17 UTC
More gunboat musings, this time about opening strategy.
I hope some of the many GB players that are better than me have opinions about this, especially if they differ from mine.

I just finished my thoughts on the Western countries, I'll discuss the Eastern ones in a follow-up.
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Smokey Gem (210 D)
05 Dec 17 UTC
Chess Computers ?
Has anyone designed a program that plays chess?
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Condescension (10 D X)
06 Dec 17 UTC
Play this game
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WyattS14 (80 D)
06 Dec 17 UTC
New medium pot gunboat (30 bet per)
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=212175
Enjoy
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Fat backstab (25 D X)
06 Dec 17 UTC
Cheating
Science dued has a second account please report him, he is scum
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hellostu (103 D)
06 Dec 17 UTC
Starting a new game
Hello! Starting a new game with some friends, but we don't actually want to start the game till next week. But we want to all be registered and in the game. I've made the game but I don't want it to automatically start when we are all in. I've never made a game before, is that what will happen? Or can I leave the game open for a few days before I hit the "start" button?

Thanks!
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Durga (781 D)
05 Dec 17 UTC
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FP Tournament?
Someone should run a full press tournament that I can participate in soon. Enough 1v1 crap pls
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c0dyz (100 D)
06 Dec 17 UTC
America Game
Casual fun America game, sign up here
1 day phase, full press, anon players
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Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
05 Dec 17 UTC
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Any cake artists out there?
I am the cake boss.
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c0dyz (100 D)
05 Dec 17 UTC
Liberals vs. Conservatives Game
We did this once and it was pretty fun. It'll be really fun now.

2 day phases, America map, 5v5, draw size scoring.
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brainbomb (345 D)
30 Nov 17 UTC
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Cereal
Share your favorite stories about cereal here.
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jmotest888 (0 D X)
05 Dec 17 UTC
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Email Registration Fixed
Mods please ban this.

-jmo1121109
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c0dyz (100 D)
05 Dec 17 UTC
Everybody chill
fuckin just chill out for a sec
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dargorygel (332 D Mod (G))
05 Dec 17 UTC
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New Marvel Super Hero
"The Credible Hulk!" You wouldn't like me when I'm angry because I back up my rages with verifiable facts!
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Smokey Gem (210 D)
05 Dec 17 UTC
gameID=211605 question
Hi this game was paused for investigation..
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Ogion (4032 D)
01 Dec 17 UTC
Trump will die in prison.
Reports today that Mike Flynn, National security advisor, has pled guilty to lying to the FBI and will testify that Donald J Trump ordered him to work with the Russians to sabotage US elections
Discuss
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Any mods around - Live game
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=212050

Please, react. :-)
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Ogion (4032 D)
04 Dec 17 UTC
Seeking substitute
Good position for a California player:

webdipmod@gmail.com
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FoohonPie (100 D)
02 Dec 17 UTC
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Greetings from reddit.
Hi everybody, I help mod a subreddit called /r/PBBG. It's meant for persistent browser based games like webDiplomacy.

We're showcasing webDiplomacy this week, and I wanted to reach out to you guys for anything you'd like to add.
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Maniac (344 D (B))
02 Dec 17 UTC
Advice please: Building an app
I'm considering a new business venture and a small part of that involves me either building or someone building an app for me. I've never done this before, should I go and try it myself or pay the pros to do it?
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brainbomb (345 D)
03 Dec 17 UTC
How will Trump die someday - speculation thread
Old age? Kidney failure? Jettisoned into space? Immolation? Prison? Choking on a chicken wing? Nuclear war? Suicide? Killed by melania? Killed by CIA? Killed by wolves? Place your vote here.
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Jamiet99uk (75 D)
26 Nov 17 UTC
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MAFIA XXIII ~ CALL OF THE WEST ~ SIGN UP THREAD
Please sign up here if you wish to play in Episode 33 of webDip Mafia.
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WyattS14 (80 D)
01 Dec 17 UTC
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Are humans fundamentally different from other animals?
A new resolution my debate team is working on, I thought It'd be interesting to see both sides of the argument according to the wonderful WebDip community.

Share your thoughts below, I'll post some articles supporting either side if this thread gets ugh.. 3 +1's
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Durga (781 D)
23 Nov 17 UTC
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Let me change my username
For the love of god, let me change my username. This is getting more and more embarrassing as I meet more of you at f2f events. You can even ban this account and let me recreate for all I care
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reedeer1 (100 D)
01 Dec 17 UTC
Euoropean Undocumented Migration
I am writing a paper comparing the illegal migration into the eu, and in to America, from the Middle East, and Mexico respectively.
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CommanderByron (564 D Mod (S))
02 Dec 17 UTC
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Cheap Profile Quotes
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