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Jamiet99uk (84 D (B))
03 Jun 09 UTC
Stupid newbie question
Is it possible to move from Spain to North Africa by land, with an army? They seem to be touching, on the map.
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Submariner (111 D)
01 Jun 09 UTC
GM : Green Motors
Who thinks this could be Obama's 'Man On The Moon' moment...

Announce that GM will be relaunched as Green Motors and will produce only cars that run on electricity or water by 2012.
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S.P.A.O. (655 D)
02 Jun 09 UTC
Build Rules
You have the option of waiting on your builds...
Does this mean that you can build in mid-year, or do you have to wait until the end of the year anyway?
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larzke (100 D)
02 Jun 09 UTC
Why not make Colonial Diplomacy?
Since the rules are exactly the same, and it's just the board that is different, wouldn't it be fairly easy to also create a Colonial game? Same game but very different dynamics.
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Submariner (111 D)
01 Jun 09 UTC
European Elections
Who is voting in what way on Thursday and Sunday?
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Pete U (327 D)
02 Jun 09 UTC
@figlesquidge - I think they should say 'As economical with expenses as we are with the truth' or something similar
trim101 (363 D)
02 Jun 09 UTC
yeah i am figle but im not going to vote there is no one worthy
Skittler (100 D)
02 Jun 09 UTC
If you don't vote, you can't really complain later on if you don't like who got elected, so you should always use your vote somehow. These two links could help you decide:
http://www.votematch.co.uk/europe
http://www.euprofiler.eu
trim101 (363 D)
02 Jun 09 UTC
i am im using my vote to not vote, and i can always complain about who got elected as there was no one worth choosing
Hereward77 (930 D)
02 Jun 09 UTC
@ Biddis. According to Grid/Group Cultural Theory, Egalitarian means you advocate policy structures that use the principles of mutuality, reputation, reciprocation, rotation of office and communitarianism. Failures are blamed on disconnection between decision makers and the community and a lack of face-to-face accountability.
Biddis (365 D)
02 Jun 09 UTC
hahahahaha - im sorry Hereward, I just had to read that about 10 times before i understood any of it. I think i may be too unintelligent for this site, or at least my grasp of the English Language doesn't really compare.
Biddis (365 D)
02 Jun 09 UTC
Trim - How do you feel my use of non-text language is going? I'm trying, I promise.

P.S. This will be my last forum comment everyone, it's been fun.
Maniac (580 D (B))
02 Jun 09 UTC
My region is predicted to end up 2 tory, 1 lib dem, 1 lab, 1 UKIP and 1 for either Greens or BNP. Could I ask everybody who lives in the west mids to vote Green. I will be mortified if BNP get in and I expect a lot of people who think their vote doesn't matter or politics is a waste of time could end up waking up with a BNP member of the EU. If that is what you want, fine, but if you don't want a BNP member vote Green.

Oh and by the way, they seem like nice people :)
cgwhite32 (1475 D)
02 Jun 09 UTC
Right, nice time to attack this thread. I'm staggered no-one has asked for my view yet!

To answer one question about why should we bother to vote. Well, if you don't vote, you can't change anything.

Secondly, how would I vote. Well, I am going to vote Tory, as they are the only party that would promise to hold a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty. I won't vote UKIP as they are a bunch of nutters - it is impossible to get out of the EU, so why vote for them? The Greens are, frankly, hopeless and single issue, and the BNP are a bunch of racist thugs that don't deserve to be a political party.

The only way to stop the BNP voting is not to vote Green - it is to vote for one of the three main parties.
trim101 (363 D)
02 Jun 09 UTC
@cg your view is to vote tory so no need to ask :p
figlesquidge (2131 D)
02 Jun 09 UTC
Well, I have two questions for you cg. If you couldn't vote tory, who would you vote for and why?
trim101 (363 D)
02 Jun 09 UTC
ooooooooooooooooo
cgwhite32 (1475 D)
02 Jun 09 UTC
Good question. I don't want to get into trouble though! Seriously, given the views I have outlined above, Labour have refused a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty despite promising that they would - this is after all a Euro election so I'm trying to stick to Euro issues.

If I was forced to actually vote for a party, it would be the Lib Dems, though I would much rather vote, and spoil my ballot paper.
trim101 (363 D)
02 Jun 09 UTC
which is the same as not voting
Maniac (580 D (B))
02 Jun 09 UTC
@cg - i think it ius misleading of you to say that the Tories are promising a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty. In the event that the Lisbon Treaty is ratified prior to the Tories coming to power, they do not propose to hold a referendum.

If you need any further clarification on your party's policies, please feel free to ask :)

TheGhostmaker (565 D)
02 Jun 09 UTC
I would vote tory if I were able.

As for not voting- that achieves nothing but helping nutcase minorities such as the greens-who have the economic knowledge of the trees they want to save, or the BNP-who are bigots.
Maniac (580 D (B))
02 Jun 09 UTC
also @ cg - whilst normally I would agree that one should always vote for a party that represents your own views, there is sometimes an opportunity to express an opinion on how we are governed. I'm aware that these are Euro and County elections, but we both know they will be used by politicians of all colours to gauge public opinion for the next election. A resounding anti-'big-three' vote will make all politicians bend over backwards to get their house in order. People who have abused the expenses system will be ejected from the big parties and a better regulatory system will be introduced.

I am nearly 43 and have voted in every election where I have had a vote (always for Labour). But this time I'm voting Green.
Maniac (580 D (B))
02 Jun 09 UTC
@ghostmaker, If I'm correct and the reason you are not voting is because of your age, then I think you need to do some more research about Tory policies and core beliefs before making statements about the Green's economic knowledge. The tories are just as culpable as Labour for our current economic predicament.
TheGhostmaker (565 D)
02 Jun 09 UTC
It is my age.

The Tories are more likely with significant power to drift right. Labour would drift left. That is why I would vote for them. No party properly represents my views.

Also, the conservatives don't have to maintain the absurd idea that stimulus packages are a good idea, so they might just have some fiscal responsibility.
Maniac (580 D (B))
02 Jun 09 UTC
The tories would pledge £50bn pounds in loan guarantees to encourage banks to lend to businesses. Presumably if the businessses were economically viable the banks would lend to them anyway. I think this is an example of what you would regard as an absurd stimulus package.
TheGhostmaker (565 D)
02 Jun 09 UTC
But I doubt they would actually do it.
Maniac (580 D (B))
02 Jun 09 UTC
@ghostmaker - so you accept that it is their policy, but you would vote for them because you think they are going to break their election promises. That's priceless! They say that we get the politicians we deserve.
Sendler (741 D)
02 Jun 09 UTC
pirate party in germany ;)
trim101 (363 D)
02 Jun 09 UTC
@ghostmaker how are you not getting that im not voting as there is no party i wish to be in power and that i want to vote for, i would prefer the greens to any of the top 3 but im still not going to vote as i dont want them either
@Trim101 - as the late, great Spike Milligan said "Don't vote it only encourages them."

I'd never vote Labour (Jack-Boot Jackie may be going, but the ideals she espoused are at their core), the Lib-Dems would take us further into Europe (if they didn't press their Self-Destruct button first) and the Tory's are only saying what they think we want to hear, but they'll go back to their old self-serving ways as soon as they get in (remember why we kicked them out in the first place).

So I'm voting UKIP - They want us out of Europe and so do I. Many many bad things have come out of there and very little that I consider good. The corruptions they get up to staggers me.
cgwhite32 (1475 D)
02 Jun 09 UTC
Oh Maniac, I do so love your misconceptions of tory policies. I'll get back to you on these and set you on the right path (sorry, no pun intended) in the near future when I actually get a spare moment.

To sum up, the loan guarantee scheme is a good scheme - it's not to do with banks, it's for small businesses who can't get loans or credit because the banks have cocked up and stopped lending.

For the Euros, we have promised we would not let the matter rest even if the Lisbon Treaty is ratified - we can't be any more specific about a referendum if it has because we just don't know the constitutional implications. However it is unlikely that every country will ratify Lisbon before the UK general election deadline expires in May 2010.

An anti-big three vote is not as clear cut as it sounds. UKIP have just as much fraud as anyone else - I'll find the link for you, but essentially one MEP got done for defrauding the taxpayer huge sums of money, others are known for it too. Greens are pointless waste of time, and BNP are racist and not worth the vote.

If you don't want to vote, but want to express your dissatisfaction, spoil your ballot paper.

As for getting the House in order, it's being done now, as we speak. There are a lot of measures being discussed which we hope will restore the public's faith in politicians over the long run, if not for now. But what we need is a general election where people can pass judgment on individual MPs and the parties in power, not just a protest election hijacked from the Euros/locals.

The Euros and locals also have specific issues which are just being glossed over in the current system.

There you go - got on a roll and did it anyway. Off to bed, as I'm knackered now.
I hope you've all seen the excellent BBC TV series "House of Cards". It's so very appropriate at the moment. I could almost feel sorry for Gordon Brown... almost.
Maniac (580 D (B))
03 Jun 09 UTC
@cgwhite - you said "Well, I am going to vote Tory, as they are the only party that would promise to hold a referendum on the Lisbon Treaty"

I said, "In the event that the Lisbon Treaty is ratified prior to the Tories coming to power, they do not propose to hold a referendum."

You then said, "we [the Tories] can't be any more specific about a referendum if [the Lisbon Treaty] has [been ratified]because we just don't know the constitutional implications."

I think we now both fully understand the policy, it seems strange that you have had to alter your understanding to closely resemble mine, yet you think I have misconceptions about the policy!

Whilst I accept that alll parties are desparartely trying to put the House in order, more has to be done. You know the uproar about the RBS boss being rewarded for failure. Well in the near furure Michael Martin will become a Lord and several MPs from the major parties will step down or be pushed out because of wrong-doing in the yes of the electorate. How will they be rewarded for their failure? Has DC had anything to say on this subject, or will he let it happen and then say it shouldn't have happened but there is nothing we can do about it now?

And what about the money that hasn't yet been paid back, Tam's bookcases, Hogg's cleaner, etc, etc. Will the parties they represent pick up the bill if the members retire and run off we our money?


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Thucydides (965 D (B))
03 Jun 09 UTC
Listen
http://www.npr.org/templates/player/mediaPlayer.html?action=1&t=4&islist=true&id=2&d=06-02-2009

lol
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Crazyter (1335 D (G))
03 Jun 09 UTC
Fri-Sat Superfast Game
Anyone up for a superfast (less than 1 hr phases) game starting Fri, pausing for 12 hours or so for, and continuing on Sat?
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diplomat1824 (0 D X)
02 Jun 09 UTC
World's biggest known minefield
38th Parallel (DMZ) on the Korean Peninsula. How is Kim Jong Il planning on getting past it? He can't, so why is he doing so much saber-rattling and journalist kidnapping? Discuss. (Rational, please)
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Master_Chavix (289 D)
02 Jun 09 UTC
Is this Multiplaying or what?
I would like to have the moderators look at this: Heinomat1893 and Ello are playing he same games (only one is out of this) and are always allied. Besides they have the same times of log in in several situations!!!
I just want someone to look at this, please!
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stratagos (3269 D (S))
02 Jun 09 UTC
Quick vent
AAAAAGH FINALIZE ALREADY!

I want to see which of you jerks are going to stab me this turn ;)
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aoe3rules (949 D)
02 Jun 09 UTC
Virginian Elections
Who is voting and in what way on 09 June?


More importantly, does anyone live anywhere near Virginia?
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Caesar13 (100 D)
02 Jun 09 UTC
civil disorder
How does a player go into civil disorder, do they declare it or does the game declare it after a period of time, how long is that time?
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idealist (903 D)
02 Jun 09 UTC
a question regarding cancelling convoy
http://phpdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=10786&turn=9&largemap=on

in this map, if bulgaria did not move to greece, then aegean sea alone cannot cut the convoy from tunis to greece, and as a result tunis will move successfully to greece, correct?
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nhonerkamp (687 D)
02 Jun 09 UTC
New Game
Secret Alliances
50 point buy in
PPSC
12 hour phase
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Crazyter (1335 D (G))
02 Jun 09 UTC
Weekend Gamewith Pause
Game starts about 10 AM EST on Sat, LIVE (15 min segments). Everyone who plays must agree before the game starts that there will be a pause if needed and gme will continue on Sunday.

If you interested, let me know now and if we have 5 + committed people, we will have a password and start right away on Sat
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idealist (903 D)
02 Jun 09 UTC
a newbie question
So, if there's a dot next to the country's name, it means that the player playing the country is on, right?
then why sometimes the dot exist, but on the bottom, it says last log in...long time ago
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el_maestro (5927 D (B))
02 Jun 09 UTC
New Game <707's Pot Game> Spring 1901, Pre-game
# End of phase: 30 hours # Points-per-supply-center # 30 hours/phase: Normal pace # Pot: 101
http://phpdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=11312
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idealist (903 D)
02 Jun 09 UTC
a question regarding support and cancel support
http://phpdiplomacy.net/map.php?gameID=10784&turn=13&largemap=on&nocache=9be17c

in this map, if baltic were to support hold berlin, the berlin support would still be cut, correct?
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kreilly89 (100 D)
30 May 09 UTC
RE: Gunboat
Could someone explain this variant and how it works?
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MadMarx (30174 D (G))
02 Jun 09 UTC
Will there be an official May Ghost-Rating List update?!
I was thinking of starting another Ghost-Rating Challenge... Anyway, I noticed the all-time ranks weren't updated with the Ivo-Processing, will a full update be coming our way for the entire month?!
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wee_alex (1330 D)
02 Jun 09 UTC
New game - "Short and sweet"
http://phpdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=11307
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ag7433 (1622 D)
30 May 09 UTC
Anger Management
I just have to vent. Feel free to join the pity party.
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aoe3rules (949 D)
01 Jun 09 UTC
What you can/cannot say
In the thread about whether 1 800 [whateveritwas] should be banned for admitting to metagaming, I came across the following opinion:

[continued in reply]
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BigZombieDude (1188 D)
02 Jun 09 UTC
http://phpdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=10756
Can a Mod or someone in the know take a look at this game. My English unit has moved Hol to Bel and then Bel to Pic but Belgium is still Blue even though it was taken.

Does this mean i miss out on a build later on, or is it just the game one step behind???
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Running man (2563 D X)
02 Jun 09 UTC
Ask the mistake by the computor im game 100 in. to kestas
I have played in England, my army in yorkshire move in Norway and convoy by fleet in Norwegien Sea, but why failed, I need the the replacement to built, Kestas, would you checked the the order and get me the build, thanks.
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MadMarx (30174 D (G))
30 May 09 UTC
Fundraising effort for Kestas
I've donated $100 AUD to Kestas (via PayPal) and I challenge others to donate what they feel they can afford based on how much they like this site, keeping in mind that even $5 can add up fast... DO IT FOR KESTAS!!

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kestasjk (133 D Mod (P))
01 Jun 09 UTC
Google Wave
Google Wave: http://wave.google.com/

Future of online communications, or another Jabber/XMPP?
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kwany111 (100 D)
02 Jun 09 UTC
New game! join quickly
http://phpdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=11298
This is a gunboat game.
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mellvins059 (254 D)
02 Jun 09 UTC
Join Issacson Sucks game
http://phpdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=11296
only 5 points to play a quick fun game for beginners
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Peregrin__Took (0 D X)
02 Jun 09 UTC
What is this???
http://phpdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=845
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