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Shyox (100 D)
26 Mar 10 UTC
Anyone up for a game?
In about an hour maybe? Preferably fast paced, like five to fifteen minutes.

Any foriegners on a different time scehdule maybe?
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Gary (2194 D)
26 Mar 10 UTC
Live Gunboat Game
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=25017
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Sir Collars (302 D)
26 Mar 10 UTC
Thursday Night Live - Gunboat PPSC
Hey, I'm about to make a Gunboat game!

If you are interested then say so now and I will make the start time sooner... otherwise I will be making it for an hour to allow time for people to join!
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snafuthai (611 D)
26 Mar 10 UTC
Yo England in Game 25011
Vote draw. Please.
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=25011
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5nk (3592 D)
26 Mar 10 UTC
Live wta gunboat
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Raptor (87 D X)
26 Mar 10 UTC
Live WTA Gunboat!
gameID=25011

Join up! 5 more, 25-odd minutes.
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klokskap (25 D)
26 Mar 10 UTC
Live Meditteranean Game in 20
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obiwanobiwan (246 D)
24 Mar 10 UTC
Which Do You Prefer- The One Almighty Hero or the Great Multitude?
Watching an interesting thing on LOTR... and someone made the point that THEY think that the Great Many (The Fellowship, and then in other examples Star Trek's Enterprise Crew, King Arthur's Court, Robin Hood and His Merry Men) is a better heroic idea than the Almighty One (Hercules, Jesus, Superman.) Which is better in YOUR opinion?
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shadowlurker (108 D)
26 Mar 10 UTC
join up
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=25003
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Octavious (1301 D)
25 Mar 10 UTC
Brazil, Brasil, and the Federative Republic.
I've noticed on other threads that a few people insist that Brazil is called Brasil, but I'm not sure what the fuss is about.
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TheHand (540 D)
25 Mar 10 UTC
Live Global-Message-only
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=25000
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pfranklin51 (228 D)
25 Mar 10 UTC
New Live Game
Standard diplomacy
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=24991
15 D
starts in one hour.
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Nostradamus (95 D X)
25 Mar 10 UTC
WAR IS HELL
Live Game......
gameID=24994
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5nk (3592 D)
24 Mar 10 UTC
Live wta gunboat
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gspatton (810 D)
25 Mar 10 UTC
New Ancient Med Game
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=24989

Got my butt kicked on my first attempt so time to get back on the horse.
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Bitemenow10 (100 D)
25 Mar 10 UTC
World Diplo Game join now
only two days left http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=24782
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icanhazconquest (100 D)
25 Mar 10 UTC
Quick Question
Do saved moves execute when a turn's time expires?
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shadowlurker (108 D)
25 Mar 10 UTC
join up
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Helljumper (277 D)
25 Mar 10 UTC
Live Game!
gameID=24967

Need 3 more!
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Jimbozig (0 D X)
25 Mar 10 UTC
live
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=24948
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ZhangFang (100 D)
25 Mar 10 UTC
Ancient Med New Game
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=24952
3days per turn

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Hibiskiss (631 D)
24 Mar 10 UTC
Draw Etiquette
What is the proper etiquette concerning agreeing to a draw when you're coming up to a probable stalemate line. Are you expected to draw immediately upon reaching it? Should you agree to a draw even though you're not at the draw line yet but have little to no chance of breaking through? Is it bad manners to wait until the line is locked in and immobile?
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Bilbo (2040 D)
25 Mar 10 UTC
Live Game
66 players online - we only need 5 for this live MED game - join up.
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=24945
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Joshua1811 (0 D X)
25 Mar 10 UTC
LIVE GUN NOW
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Nostradamus (95 D X)
25 Mar 10 UTC
Med War is Hell LIVE
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Sir Collars (302 D)
25 Mar 10 UTC
Live Gunboat PPSC - Trying again!
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=24929
3 replies
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Sir Collars (302 D)
25 Mar 10 UTC
Live Gunboat PPSC
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=24926

Join if you like!
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klokskap (25 D)
25 Mar 10 UTC
live Mediterranean Game in 15 Minutes
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The_Master_Warrior (10 D)
22 Mar 10 UTC
Game Over
America is no longer a representative democracy. America is now a democratic socialist country. Well, it was a good ~200 years. Better run than most democracies.
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dexter morgan (225 D (S))
24 Mar 10 UTC
Jamiet +1

reminds me of the infamous argument made by some economist a few years ago claiming that the pre-civil war south was an "efficient" economy that was better at creating wealth than post-civil war south... Yuck. Yeah, it looked all fine and dandy if you don't factor in the wealth and efficiency that the slaves were experiencing.

For many capitalists, the presence of concentrated wealth (John D. Rockefeller, the Walton family [WalMart], or Bill Gates) and the overall GDP (which, of course, is concentrated into a small minority of the citizens) is *proof* that capitalism is the ideal system. This logic leads us to the absurdity of ignoring slaves when calculating the economic health of a region/country... and they still do it - ignoring the poor (U.S. has 13-17% below the poverty line and 40% dip below that line in a given 10 year period, according to Wikipedia... compare with a social democracy of your choice, and the picture for the U.S. is not so good). Poverty line for a family of four in the U.S. is only $22k/year ($10.8k/year for an individual), by the way.
BBanner (203 D)
24 Mar 10 UTC
Laugh all you want at Jamie's statement about the Constitution, but that is literally the developmental level of that argument. "If it is in the constitution, is is Good. If it is not in the Consitution, it is bad."
abgemacht (407 D Mod (G))
24 Mar 10 UTC
@BB

*I* was the one the brought up the topic of slavery. His message was not lost on me.

@dexter

I think I might be misunderstanding you. How are the poor ignored when calculating the economic health of the US?
Woah! That got hijacked quickly. You guys can fight it out. I'll come back when the thread goes back to healthcare.
dexter morgan (225 D (S))
24 Mar 10 UTC
@abgemacht, Yeah, I didn't explain myself well on that... The poor are not ignored (unlike slaves) but are simply averaged in like everyone else... which, I think, makes the measure less instructive than it could be. If all we look at is a GDP/capita number it suggests that U.S.A. is #1 (rah, rah)... but when you have 40% of the population hovering around the poverty line the fact that you have numerous millionaires to "balance" them out in the calculation is hardly reassuring. As John Edwards said, there are two Americas (here's the quote: "...there are two Americas, not one: One America that does the work, another that reaps the reward. One America that pays the taxes, another America that gets the tax breaks. One America - middle-class America - whose needs Washington has long forgotten, another America - narrow-interest America - whose every wish is Washington's command. One America that is struggling to get by, another America that can buy anything it wants, even a Congress and a president.") It is my opinion that if something like 40% of the population is teetering on economic disaster and a good minority of those are struggling to even feed and house themselves than that needs to be taken into account. GDP/capita, by averaging, ignores the extremes. I would argue that a country with a safety net that can help those in need get back on their feet is a more civilized country... indeed a wealthier country... than one that doesn't have the safety net and is satisfied with leaving families starving and on the street. I submit that wealth is not just about total GDP or GDP/capita - it is about everyone being provided for... having plenty. That is what was meant.
Thucydides (975 D (B))
24 Mar 10 UTC
But you haven't even discussed how your points represent an inherent devaluation of the traditional American family, sir.
pastoralan (135 D)
24 Mar 10 UTC
"America is pretty much defending the entire western hemisphere. And people wonder why we spend so much on our military. Maybe because we have to defend North America, Europe, and Oceania."

Master Warrior, did not it not occur to you that the US has bought into the biggest scam in world history? We've been paying for military power while other countries got to pay for stuff like health care and industrial capacity.
Well, health care doesn't protect against foreign invasion, and about the only thing still made in America is military hardware. Toy factories and flu shots won't do much against a T-72. Even if we had to import our military hardware, we have sufficient strategic reserves to outlast nearly any country.


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Jimbozig (0 D X)
25 Mar 10 UTC
game
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=24919
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