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TimeOfDeath (100 D)
23 Nov 10 UTC
what would you do if the ussr was still around and they Controlled the U.S
what would you do?
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mcbry (439 D)
26 Nov 10 UTC
@ joey, that's silly. Without unions, workers are worse off than slaves and it's not a coincidence that we're experiencing this slash and burn economy with record unemployment and record corporate profits at this point in history when unions are at a nadir. Of course unions are political, their purpose is to find power in numbers to offset the otherwise abusive position (influence and affluence) of corporate management and win improvements in their conditions. Unfortunately, they are susceptible to corruption just like any human institution and the members of unions must be vigilant of their leaders and make efforts to prevent abuses.
@CA no one said corporate management shouldn't be allowed to vote. "Excercising their right..."? That's precisely the problem, campaign contributions shouldn't be a right any more than special favours and kickbacks from lobbys.
@mcbry

"Unfortunately, they are susceptible to corruption just like any human institution and the members of unions must be vigilant of their leaders and make efforts to prevent abuses."

Do you really think that labor unions don't use their not insubstantial purses to make campaign contributions? The problem with your defense is that, in the way that you use it, it applies equally to the corporations. The shareholders have voting rights within the corporations. However just like any human institution it is susceptible to corruption. It's up to the shareholders to make sure that they their investment is with a company that has integrity. Surely you're not arguing that every corporation is evil and bent on running the world, are you?


mcbry (439 D)
26 Nov 10 UTC
No. I'm saying neither corporations nor unions should be allowed to make campaign donations. I thought that was clear, sorry.
Also, integrity is only of interest to (the majority of) investors / shareholders when there's a possibility of hurting their benefits. Layoffs, salary freezes, exportation or outsourcing of production and waste disposal are all decisions that are taken with the bottom line as the primary if not only concern. Maybe evil is not the word, and yes there are certainly some more and some less ethical models, but there is no question "corporate interest" tends to be a rather one-dimensional concern.


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bhosp (352 D)
25 Nov 10 UTC
Problem/bug with voting for draws?
I voted to pause this game: gameID=42651
Everyone else voted for a draw. So the game ended in a draw? Does voting to pause count as voting for a draw?
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Axe Murderer (315 D)
25 Nov 10 UTC
Join quick! Turkey Day Gunboat
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=42680
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urallLESBlANS (1221 D (B))
25 Nov 10 UTC
Support different coasts
I thought I understood this part of the rules, but after looking things up, I've become even more confused. The question is, can a fleet from say Marseilles support a fleet from Gascony to the north coast of Spain?
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jireland20 (411 D)
25 Nov 10 UTC
Live game come join link is below
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=42660
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jireland20 (411 D)
25 Nov 10 UTC
Live game join link is below
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=42658
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abgemacht (458 D (G))
24 Nov 10 UTC
PreThanksgiving Episode!
Is this your first year preparing Thanksgiving? Just looking to spice things up?
If you need a crash course in preparing an awesome Thanksgiving, look no further!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6yKQiXu-38I
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sporttv (133 D)
25 Nov 10 UTC
Looking for challengers
We are a team of 3 members, and are looking for a team of 2 or 3 facing members to challenge us on a Classic Game.
Please check under the name "strategyonly" it's already open for new members
it starts Monday!
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Thucydides (965 D (B))
23 Nov 10 UTC
Korean artillery bombardment
Why would they do that? Will it blow over or escalate?

I don't see it escalating but it is always a worry. The stakes are high.
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jireland20 (411 D)
25 Nov 10 UTC
Live game come join link is below
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=42655
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ava2790 (270 D (S))
24 Nov 10 UTC
EOG for Let the Stabbing Begin v3
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abgemacht (458 D (G))
23 Nov 10 UTC
All things being equal, I'd rather play Diplomacy!
EOG Commentary
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TimeOfDeath (100 D)
22 Nov 10 UTC
what is your definition of a communist party
i would like to kno your definition and your example if you have one
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Bezborodov (775 D)
24 Nov 10 UTC
How did you meet Diplomacy
Diplomacy is such an obscure board game. How did you come by it?
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Jimbozig (0 D X)
25 Nov 10 UTC
(+1)
Next round
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=42325 (16 hours)
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=42319 (24)
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=42321 (22)
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=42322 (20)
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flapJack (100 D)
25 Nov 10 UTC
speed gunboat 2 for anon speed gunboat
5 minute deadlines no communication--a five point winner take all game.

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baumhaeuer (245 D)
18 Nov 10 UTC
Would your rather have Hitler or Stalin as President of the US?
not dictator or king, just President
(hypothetically speaking, since they were not born here and so could not actually be President under the current rules, so please don't bring that up)
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Gobbledydook (100 D (B))
24 Nov 10 UTC
The Gobbledydook Expatriates
The 3rd game of the Gobbledydook series is now on!
This time, the format has changed to 55 bet WTA, noting the nature of win all/lose all Expatriates.
Join now, 36 hours left to join, gameID=42600
It's only 55 D this time!
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butterhead (100 D)
24 Nov 10 UTC
Fast-Non-Noob Game
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=42595
110 D, 10 hour phases. WTA. join!
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Lando Calrissian (0 D (S))
24 Nov 10 UTC
Let the stabbing commence, vol III
Good win, France. Well-played everyone else.
I believe Bob or Ava had dibs so I will defer to them.
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Cthulhu (100 D)
24 Nov 10 UTC
About 'Getting bored,' opened by Baskineli
Anyone else thinks that thread sounds like couple's therapy?

(I put this here, 'cause I don't want to throw that thread off topic.)
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Ges (272 D)
24 Nov 10 UTC
Food Network Challenge
Describe your most recent meal in florid, Iron Chef-ready language. Points for making completely mundane meals sound scrumptious.
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manuelkuhs (100 D)
24 Nov 10 UTC
How do you report suspected cheating?
The question is in the title :)
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ava2790 (270 D (S))
23 Nov 10 UTC
what would you do if the user was still around and had control of us?
what would you do?
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Ges (272 D)
24 Nov 10 UTC
Khotyat li russkie voiny?
Nu chto, kto zdes' govorit po-russki? Praktika nuzhna . . .
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mcbry (439 D)
24 Nov 10 UTC
Slow and Steady (3day-turns, anonymous, WTA, 50 pts)
I'm trying to set this up again, this time with a password. Sign up here and I'll PM you the password.
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Bannockburn (100 D)
24 Nov 10 UTC
join nowww
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=42514
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Baskineli (117 D (B))
23 Nov 10 UTC
Getting bored
I've just wanted to open a new game, but something stopped me from doing so. I realized that Diplomacy right now... bores me too much. In this new game everything will be the same, same tactics, same guiding principles, etc. What should I do?
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Dan Wang (100 D)
23 Nov 10 UTC
Request a MOD for game cancellation
Perhaps I do not fully understand the rules concerning when a game starts, but I was under the impression that once all players joined a game, it would start soon. However, gameID=42381 has had all 7 players for the past several hours, and as it is getting pretty late, I imagine that many players, myself included, will not be able to enter orders. Therefore, can I request that a mod cancel this game?
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Aung Oakkar (45 D X)
23 Nov 10 UTC
How can I see current Time ?
How can I see current Time ?
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