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To most people the "national debt" is unfathomable. They need to be educated. The debt is actually millions of individual pieces of paper of various denominations called Treasury Bonds. Who buys and sells Treasury Bonds (the national debt) is quite revealing.
Just a idea i thought of while on my xbox. Anyone else think it is a good idea? If it had 7 player matches and functionality like this website (with 1 day or more turn systems + plus live games) I think I would pay at least 10 bucks to purchase it as long as it was simple but still got the diplomacy feel.
Inspired by Sarg's comments in this thread: http://webdiplomacy.net/forum.php?viewthread=851524 I wrote this song for Ava! I used my friend's twelve string for instrumentation. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bGkA1eJ2llk
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?
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.
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!
CDs are annoying, and I understand the desire to draw.... not often have I been able to get a live game at this time of night, so when Italy CDed, I bit my lip and played on, thanks for the game all. thank you Russia for your peace in our north, Turkey, thanks for keeping Russia busy in the south, France #1, why?... #2 thanks for the additional points in our draw, Italy, man-up! you should be penalized for not playing, tough luck E, and then Austria, well played, had those draw votes disappeared you surely would have gone on to win
S 1901: I put in my moves, and of course Italy NMR's. Great. F 1901: Preparing to take Venice next year. Luckily Turkey attacks Russia, so I'm fine. .... 1902 - 1904: I take all of Italy and Tunis while Turkey conquers Sevastapol. Now I'm quite concerned about a Turkish stab, but seeing as I cannot do much about it I move north and west. 1905-1906: France CD's so I convoy into Spain, nice. For some reason Germany doesn't move to Marseilles so I get in, as well as move fleets into the North Atlantic. S 1907: Turkey stabs. Unfortunate (I had hoped he would hold that off while I took down Germany to reduce the draw), so I defend myself while making sure I do not lose ground to Germany. F 1907: Drawn.
@Those who NMR and CD: Shame on you. @Turkey: Nice working with you, and as I said, hope you didn't stab so early, that just forced the 4-way. @Germany: I think you didn't take full advantage of the NMRs around you. In the end I attacked you before you were prepared, and honestly if Turkey had not helped with a stab you might have been eliminated. @Russia: You did the best you could, but maybe, you could have *not* kept attacking me? You left me no choice but to support Turkey.
yep those fleets of yours were very fast! :) France # one was very annoying, I shyed away from lungeing at his NMRs cause he seem to come and go, and I didn't want to get caught, even France # 2 was NMRing, did # 1 buy back in? I made a critical error when taking back Munich, of not moving Den-Kiel... nice to get a live game in at this time of night!
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.