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klokskap (100 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 (428 D (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 (1012 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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shadowlurker (108 D)
25 Mar 10 UTC
live game
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=24916
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shadowlurker (108 D)
25 Mar 10 UTC
join up
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=24914
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S.E. Peterson (100 D)
25 Mar 10 UTC
Wed Night Live WTA Anon Gunboat
20 point bet. Starts in one hour.
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pastoralan (135 D)
25 Mar 10 UTC
gameID=20559
This is a game in progress, but I need to know if I'm looking at a bug or if I don't understand the rules.

Why is Turkey in Piedmont? It looks to me like we each had two units moving to an empty space; there should have been a bounce.
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pastoralan (135 D)
25 Mar 10 UTC
Postgame analysis?
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=22432
1 reply
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Nostradamus (0 D X)
24 Mar 10 UTC
MED 5 Player LIVE
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Nostradamus (0 D X)
24 Mar 10 UTC
LIVE GAME ????
Anybody up for a Live Game ????
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Nostradamus (0 D X)
24 Mar 10 UTC
War is Hell LIVE GAME
Phase 10 Min...all commo...15 Bet
gameID=24894
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ava2790 (270 D (S))
24 Mar 10 UTC
Attn: 5nk, Barn3tt, Raptor, jimgov, jimbozig...
...and any other fans of live WTA gunboat. I was wondering if anyone was interested in playing a live anon WTA gunboat starting at around 8pm CDT today (24th). I'll be out until then, but I hope to see you all there! Save me a spot!
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S.E. Peterson (100 D)
24 Mar 10 UTC
Live WTA gunboat in 1 hour
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=24886
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icecream777 (100 D)
24 Mar 10 UTC
live game!
need 2 players! 1 min left!
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mathalus (100 D)
24 Mar 10 UTC
World Map Game, need three
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=24828
Come join us, Points per supply center.
Not Anonymous.
Disclaimer: Some of us know each other. We will still stab.
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klokskap (100 D)
24 Mar 10 UTC
Live Med Gunboat-in 20min
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LockeLamora (100 D)
24 Mar 10 UTC
Gunboat Chaos
http://goondip.com/board.php?gameID=444
It's on another site, but this should be epic....
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Jimbozig (0 D X)
24 Mar 10 UTC
join this live game
2 game with 6 in a row. third times the charm:
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=24867
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lulzworth (366 D)
23 Mar 10 UTC
Google Pulls Out of China
Figures the Great Dragon won't get pregnant now.

But seriously: discuss.
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icecream777 (100 D)
24 Mar 10 UTC
LIVE GAME
gameID=24873 - ancient med
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bigelow13 (158 D)
24 Mar 10 UTC
Another stupid question
I know the question have been asked a lot of times but there is no search module on this forum =S

How long is a live game 5 min phase?
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Jimbozig (0 D X)
24 Mar 10 UTC
New Live Game:
Anon Gunboat, starts in 15: gameID=24863
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Jimbozig (0 D X)
24 Mar 10 UTC
Azogar's Gunboat Game
join up: http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=24861
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Panthers (490 D)
24 Mar 10 UTC
Gunboat Live!
Next 5 people to join this game get a prize!!!

http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=24865
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Panthers (490 D)
24 Mar 10 UTC
Live gunboat!
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=24862
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Connor Hack (344 D)
24 Mar 10 UTC
Contacting a Moderator
I am currently in a game where there is one person who has been out for over a week. I had asked the other courteous players to pause, which they did. But since the game paused before the player would have left, the game still goes on as if he has been on ever since.
By the way, this is the second forum request to a Moderator I have made about this situation and have received no response.
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5nk (3592 D)
24 Mar 10 UTC
WTA Gunboats
Starting in 30 mins - gameID=24830
Starting in 1.5 hrs - gameID=24829

Both 25 (D)
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g01df1ng3r (2621 D)
24 Mar 10 UTC
Strategies for public-only messaging games
Anyone has good pointers on how to play diplomacy without private messaging? How do you form alliances while disclosing your intentions to the public?
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patizcool (100 D)
24 Mar 10 UTC
wta in 10 minutes, 3 more needed
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=24847
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Nostradamus (0 D X)
24 Mar 10 UTC
med live NOW
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