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krellin (21 D)
05 Apr 12 UTC
FANTASY BASEBALL MANAGER!
Need 1 or 3 more manager!! ASAP. Hit me or Acmac up for league and pw info.
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rdrivera2005 (1250 D (S))
04 Apr 12 UTC
New Game
My last full press game have finished (and not in a good way with a 6-way draw after a CD) and I want (need) a new one.
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fulhamish (4233 D)
05 Apr 12 UTC
The Disowned Army
I knew one of these brave men. Unfortunately the proposed ''pardon'' will come too late for him, good news nevertheless.
http://www.forthesakeofexample.com/
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dubmdell (556 D)
04 Apr 12 UTC
Guitar
Any guitar players out there?
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Lando Calrissian (219 D (S))
01 Apr 12 UTC
THANK YOU BRANTLEY GILBERT
gameID=84842 go go go
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MadMarx (30174 D (G))
03 Apr 12 UTC
ABI Championship Series
Still going:

ABIC-G1: http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=76750
ABIC-G2: http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=76751
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Lando Calrissian (219 D (S))
30 Mar 12 UTC
Craven Country Jamboree
Anyone ever heard of this thing? Looks like the best thing on earth.
http://www.cravencountryjamboree.com/?s=5
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Sargmacher (0 D X)
05 Apr 12 UTC
Very Good Position 2 Replacements Needed
13 Center Kenya: gameID=82036

7 Center England: gameID=74851
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King Atom (84 D)
04 Apr 12 UTC
I Just Thought I'd Reiterate
From a Picture 2 years old...I present to you, a new meme!

http://i1165.photobucket.com/albums/q592/KingAtom/Thatlldo.png
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Sargmacher (0 D X)
05 Apr 12 UTC
Good Position Replacement Needed
Please can someone replace Near-East in this game: gameID=83780

The position is good and has room for growth. Please don't let our game be ruined by this 1 CD. Thank you in advance, lovely person!
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obiwanobiwan (247 D)
04 Apr 12 UTC
Those Times When Someone's Opinion Is...Just Wrong...(NFL QBs?)
...as I'm sure mine often is? ;) Well, here's a multi-million dollar example:
http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shutdown-corner/joe-flacco-thinks-nfl-best-quarterback-005500221.html
Yeah...I like Flacco as a QB, I honestly do...but in a league with Peyton, Brady, Eli, Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees...for starters...no. NOT the best in the NFL. But...who is--rank the QBs?
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President Eden (2358 D Mod)
05 Apr 12 UTC
message to all special games hosts who contacted me recently
Apologies in advance for being a prima donna and taking forum space for my personal needs here, but I legitimately let a couple of invitations fall off my messages page without replying in time because of being ridiculously busy.
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abgemacht (428 D (G))
02 Apr 12 UTC
Is there a Chemist in the house?
I made a model for H3++, but I don't know what that's called.
H3+ is a trihydrogen cation, but is there a distinction between how "ionic" a molecule is?
Thanks!
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Chanakya. (645 D)
05 Apr 12 UTC
EOG:gameID=85172
I Personally didnt liked England, older france and New France for leaving the game , Moreover Italy is highly critisized. I think Austria played good and Germany is very good for me or its Non Aggression!
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butterhead (100 D)
05 Apr 12 UTC
ava was right!
Mute thread is being used a lot for me now.
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Hyperion (1060 D)
04 Apr 12 UTC
What does an economic crisis mean to you?
Just curious.. what do you think when you hear the distant term "economic crisis" on television, the news, or from the general population?

I'm just a student getting through my miserable life, searching for motivation in this supposedly upcoming damned world.
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ghug (2731 D (B))
05 Apr 12 UTC
Elites and (Reasonably Highly Rated) Scum Public Press Game
Sarg's thread made me realize that I've never played public press and would rather like to. Anyone in the top 100 GR is welcome to join, though I can increase the limit if we need more, and people in the top 50 should probably join Sarg's first (not trying to poach players here). Details are negotiable.
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King Atom (84 D)
05 Apr 12 UTC
I Thought I Could Handle It...
I thought that there was a small chance that I could simply ignore all of krellin's inane spam posts. But now...I am free. I think we all should join together by muting krellin. It is quite relieving.
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dubmdell (556 D)
02 Apr 12 UTC
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Community Story
As the Hobbies thread seems to indicate, we have a few writers among us. Let's compose something together, shall we?

Rules: 1) Limit yourself from 1 to 3 sentences. 2) No double posts. If you make a typo, the next poster just has to roll with it. 3) No digs at other users. If I have to spell this one out explicitly for you, then don't bother posting in my thread. 4) Just have fun with it!
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krellin (21 D)
05 Apr 12 UTC
King Atom's God
The Other day, King Atom professed the salvation of jesus Christ. Since then, he has talked agout fucking men in the ass. I wonder....how many believe in King Atom's ass-fucking God, Jesus Christ, who apparently is an ass-fucking homosexual??? NOT that there is anthing wrong with that....
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ATF (80 D X)
05 Apr 12 UTC
World game needs players
I'm in a game called Fast World Game, as the name implies it has 10 hour turns, and it would be great to get some more players, we have a lot of open spaces and the bet is only 5
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dubmdell (556 D)
03 Apr 12 UTC
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I hate to start the Zimmerman back and forth again
But a friend sent me this news story:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/erik-wemple/post/nbc-to-do-internal-investigation-on-zimmerman-segment/2012/03/31/gIQAc4HhnS_blog.html?hpid=z6
dubmdell (556 D)
03 Apr 12 UTC
The interesting bit is, of course, this excerpt:

"the “Today” segment took this approach to a key part of the dispatcher call:
Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. He looks black.
Here’s how the actual conversation went down:
Zimmerman: This guy looks like he’s up to no good. Or he’s on drugs or something. It’s raining and he’s just walking around, looking about.
Dispatcher: OK, and this guy — is he black, white or Hispanic?
Zimmerman: He looks black.

I will not post anymore about this story, but did feel that, given the high tensions of everyone here regarding the story (and especially the race angle), this story was relevant to share.
krellin (21 D)
03 Apr 12 UTC
And another station showed an EDITED version of the police intake video, editing out the portion where his HEAD WOUNDS were examined. Of course, the good libs on here ate that stuff up....and we now have near-race riot conditions in places, and a bounty an the head of an un-convicted man. THIS is why conservatives disdain the mainstream media. (And yes...FOX News shades the truth, too...)
G1 (100 D)
03 Apr 12 UTC
All news shades facts, but wow... as an outsider looking in, some american news networks really REALLY go for it. Isn't there any law down there about it?
krellin (21 D)
04 Apr 12 UTC
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None at all. But, worse than that is the percentage of Americans that *literally* get their news from comedy satire "news" programs on Comedy Central. <sigh...>
Yellowjacket (835 D (B))
04 Apr 12 UTC
I think we should either hang Zimmerman without trial, or give him a medal and pension to live out his days in happiness.

There should be no middle ground, and we should not stop to think about our actions.
Rancher (2492 D (S))
04 Apr 12 UTC
ah yes, "summary justice" is a grand old idea, but then again so are freaking medals ...
Draugnar (25 D X)
04 Apr 12 UTC
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Comedy Central has about as much accurate information as the supposed "major news services". They are all jokes.
Gunfighter06 (222 D)
04 Apr 12 UTC
@ krellin

We can all agree that the media is trying to incite race riots. It's scary how much power the media has over us. Before you know it, we'll be talking about the 2012 Sanford race riots and comparing them to the '92 LA riots. And the media is laughing all the way to the bank.

Why is any negative interaction between two people of different races ALWAYS perceived as racially motivated?
Gunfighter06 (222 D)
04 Apr 12 UTC
And what about the scores of black people that get shot by other black people every day. Where's the outrage for them?
Draugnar (25 D X)
04 Apr 12 UTC
@Gunfighter - It's not. If a black man attacks a white man, it's just the usual violence. It's only if the violence is white on another race that it is labelled "racially motivated".
Thucydides (965 D (B))
04 Apr 12 UTC
George Zimmerman is dead. Long live George Zimmerman.
fiedler (897 D)
04 Apr 12 UTC
"They are all jokes" - QFT. What happened to the world? Bring back the British empire!
Thanks.
krellin (21 D)
04 Apr 12 UTC
@Gunfighter...sorry to disgree, but NOT ALL negative interaction between races is deemed racially motivated. Tends to be a one-way street in major media outlets.

@Draug - I agree - Comedy Central is about as accurate as ABC/NBC/CBS....that's the patheticly sad commentary on the AMERICAN PUBLIC, who is apparently too stupid to grasp this basic truth.
Gunfighter06 (222 D)
04 Apr 12 UTC
@ krellin

Yeah, sorry. That's what I meant. I forgot to mention the obvious double standard. Apparently, white people can't protect themselves from other races without being burned at the stake by the media.
Tolstoy (1977 D)
04 Apr 12 UTC
A fascinating twist:

http://dailycaller.com/2012/04/04/zimmerman-demanded-discipline-in-2010-race-related-beating-for-officers-who-investigated-martin-shooting/#ixzz1r62Mna00
dubmdell (556 D)
04 Apr 12 UTC
Indeed, Tolstoy. That is interesting.
Yellowjacket (835 D (B))
04 Apr 12 UTC
@Krellin: "Comedy Central is about as accurate as ABC/NBC/CBS....that's the patheticly sad commentary on the AMERICAN PUBLIC, who is apparently too stupid to grasp this basic truth."

Which is still a helluva lot more accurate than Faux.
krellin (21 D)
04 Apr 12 UTC
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@YJ...you may hate Fox News, but to pretend it is any worse/more biased than anyone else is just showing your ignorance and YOUR bias. I have the balls, as a Conservative, to admit that they are biased -- but in all honesty, they DO have (a few) liberal-leaning commentators. Ever head of Wuan Willams - hardly the bastion of Consevative thinking...and he's not the only one on there.

I get it -- you hate conservatives...but at least be intellectually honest.
Celticfox (100 D (B))
04 Apr 12 UTC
I would love to see a news corporation that report just the facts. I'd even be willing to donate some money to it. I really get tired of the bias from either side.
krellin (21 D)
04 Apr 12 UTC
Well, we used to donate money to "get facts". they were called newspapers...and they didn't report the facts any better...<sigh...>
Celticfox (100 D (B))
04 Apr 12 UTC
Nope they don't. I still read the sun times every morning at work.
krellin (21 D)
04 Apr 12 UTC
Best way to get an approximation of the truth is to examine a broad spectrum of media - liberal and conservative - and eliminate the contradictions. what you are left with may approximate the truth. Unfortunately, this is usually a blank page....
Celticfox (100 D (B))
04 Apr 12 UTC
Or there's some glaring facts that both are ignoring. What happened to leaving personal opinion out of the news? When did the decline start?
krellin (21 D)
04 Apr 12 UTC
Same difference....once the bias is removed from both sides of the same story, you are usually left with nothing....or something that looks like this, "<Poltiican> spoke." And that's all the truth you can derive from the story.
Celticfox (100 D (B))
04 Apr 12 UTC
To true. What's even sadder is how many people don't care that we don't actually get much truth in our news.
Gunfighter06 (222 D)
04 Apr 12 UTC
Fortunately, I have a local paper that is fairly unbiased in its commentary, but they are limited in the amount of information that they can provide. Of course, I also get news a lot slower than internet news users.
Fasces349 (0 D X)
04 Apr 12 UTC
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And I actually argued in favour of persecuting Zimmerman...

I still think there should be a trail, but now I am convinced it was self defense.
krellin (21 D)
04 Apr 12 UTC
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Good god almighty....Fasces....good for you!
Fasces349 (0 D X)
04 Apr 12 UTC
Call me retarded, but I can't tell if that was sarcasm...
Gunfighter06 (222 D)
05 Apr 12 UTC
I don't think he should be arrested. He wouldn't last ten minutes in county jail. But there should be a trial. No matter how you cut it, it won't end well:

1) Zimmerman is never arrested or put on trial. Race riots incited by the media are the result.

2) Zimmerman is arrested, placed in protective custody, and put on trial. He is acquitted. Race riots incited by the media are the result.

3) Zimmerman is arrested, placed in protective custody, and put on trial. He is convicted. He either spends the rest of his life in prison or is killed by his fellow inmates. An innocent man is killed or confined.
spyman (424 D (G))
05 Apr 12 UTC
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"now I am convinced it was self defense"

It is really impossible for us to know exactly what happened. My view of the situation is conditional on the truth of Zimmerman's story. If he really was *defending himself then he has a good case. On the other-hand if Zimmerman attacked Martin, and it was Martin who was defending himself, and then in the ensuing scuffle Zimmerman shot Martin then I think there I think Zimmerman is culpable.

What this case does highlight is the power of the media to persuade with the way they choose present the case. When first read about the Martin's death I was appalled and I thought Zimmerman was guilty as hell. But then later I heard some different facts and I thought Zimmerman might be innocent and was the victim of a witch-hunt over what really should be considered a tragic accident. But now recently I have read some counter-claims to Zimmerman's self-defense story saying that he had no bruises, and that "experts" say that it is Martin's voice that can be heard crying out for help, and not Zimmerman as was claimed.

We, who are not involved in the investigation, know nothing. I just hope that race issues do not continue to get in the way of ensuring justice.

(* I don't think Zimmerman's following Martin constitutes a good reason for Martin to attack Zimmerman (if that is what happened) and thus invalidating Zimmerman's claim to self-defense on the grounds that he provoked the attack, which is what some people seem to argue).
Gunfighter06 (222 D)
05 Apr 12 UTC
I agree with that, spyman. Following someone for a short distance isn't against the law. Attacking someone, regardless of whether or not that person has a gun, IS against the law, especially if that attack involves slamming the victim's head against the concrete and trying to take his gun.

You're also right about the media controlling public opinion. I doubt anyone non-involved person familiar with the case has read anything about it from a primary source.
Gunfighter06 (222 D)
05 Apr 12 UTC
I doubt *any* non-involved ...


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Draugnar (25 D X)
04 Apr 12 UTC
Diplomacy is the art of...
<*insert Diplomacy meme here*>
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abgemacht (428 D (G))
01 Apr 12 UTC
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Share Your Hobbies
I'm sure we all have interests besides Diplomacy. What are they?
I've started making lamps out of glass bottles. You can see 2 finished ones here:
https://plus.google.com/photos/112097194861235770883/albums/5726520958325469041?authkey=CNCVuouql4XN8gE
What about the rest of you?
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Thucydides (965 D (B))
04 Apr 12 UTC
High chance I will be an elector to the electoral college
for Americans Elect americanselect.org I encourage you all to support Americans Elect especially if you know the value of compromise.
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Tom Bombadil (1261 D (B))
03 Apr 12 UTC
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In a Diplomacy Slump
What do you guys do to get out of a Diplomacy Slump?
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Thucydides (965 D (B))
04 Apr 12 UTC
Interesting discourse by David Banner on Trayvon Martin
Not endorsing everything, just posting for comment
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=H_jzYC2DQmY
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Thucydides (965 D (B))
26 Mar 12 UTC
So me and the Dalai Lama and the Congo and KA and the whole krue were going to a bar
And we opened the door and the barman was abgemacht...
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AncientMemories (174 D)
04 Apr 12 UTC
In all honesty
We tried this on vdip a while ago but It never really worked out, I still think its a cool concept though and was wondering if people here would like to try it. The idea is a classic game where you aren't allowed I lie. That doesn't mean you won't misdirect, or mislead people, but you can't outright lie.
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BosephJennett (866 D)
04 Apr 12 UTC
How to get a sitter
My wife has reached full term and could go into labor any day now. So I figured I would go ahead and try and get sitters now while I have time (so that others don't have to wait later). The problem is I have no idea how the process works. What steps do I need to take?
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