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bo_sox48 (4326 D Mod (G))
18 Mar 17 UTC
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RIP Chuck Berry
Of all the people that have influenced music in the last 60 years, from the Beatles to Muddy Waters to whoever you like, Chuck Berry will probably be the one they still talk about hundreds of years down the road. A real legend in music.
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spacecadet (379 D)
19 Mar 17 UTC
is playing with noobs harder?
yo, i got a question.
am i the only one finding it extremely hard and frustrating playing with new players?
i am not the most experienced player in the world, but ive had my share of games and reading on the game.
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Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
16 Mar 17 UTC
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Proposed Budget
How ridiculous is this thing???

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-budget-idUSKBN16M1DO
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Hauta (1598 D (S))
18 Mar 17 UTC
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Taxes on the rich are too low
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bush_tax_cuts
I've been bitching about America's high military spending compared to other countries, but as a % of GDP it has remained steady at approx 5%. Still high but...
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Djharkavy (108 D)
19 Mar 17 UTC
American Empire 179318
American Empire
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=194219
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Djharkavy (108 D)
19 Mar 17 UTC
American Empire 179318
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=194219
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Djharkavy (108 D)
19 Mar 17 UTC
World game 170318

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=194219
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Randomizer (151 D)
16 Mar 17 UTC
Solving unemployment
http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/16/us/white-irish-undocumented-trnd/index.html
Export those deadbeats to the US and then get the illegals to skip ahead of the line to become US citizens.
Randomizer (151 D)
16 Mar 17 UTC
It's okay to make illegal immigrants US citizens if they are white Europeans instead of Mexicans or Russians. At least before Trump since he might make an exception for his Russian "friends."
orathaic (1009 D (B))
16 Mar 17 UTC
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How the irish became became white?

Used to be signs 'No Blacks, No Dogs, No Irish'.

Somehow we've caught whiteness.
CAPT Brad (2031 D (B))
16 Mar 17 UTC
Russians are 'white' Europeans, you dumb ass paleface!
Randomizer (151 D)
16 Mar 17 UTC
Gee when Russia extends all the way into Asian Siberia you can't call them all Europeans. Or the Muslim parts they keep annexing.
CAPT Brad (2031 D (B))
16 Mar 17 UTC
Ask the Russians who they think they are
JamesYanik (548 D)
16 Mar 17 UTC
@orathaic

but culture doesn't matter. skin color does!
JamesYanik (548 D)
16 Mar 17 UTC
that was a joke btw
CAPT Brad (2031 D (B))
16 Mar 17 UTC
cultures can be destroyed from both within and without. re. gay marriage completes the destruction of the hetero marriage tradition; begun by heteros who choose to live together mimicking marriage as well as mocking it. Western Society continues its downfall into insignificance.
Hauta (1598 D (S))
16 Mar 17 UTC
The traditional marriage was arranged by families. Should we go back to that too Brad? Or just the part that forbid interracial marriage? How far back does your tradition lie?
CAPT Brad (2031 D (B))
16 Mar 17 UTC
I addressed the interracial marriage issue before; but as you don't read my posts i will tell you again. The interracial marriage was an aberration imposed by the Jim Crow Democrats of the south. i do not support Jim Crow and side with the intent of the Reconstruction envisioned by Lincoln and executed by Grant (Republicans). which by the way was fought against by democrats from the north and south. Arranged marriages have been the cultural norm for various societies and at different points in history. The practice had a purpose in the providing a place for children through marriage.The strength of arranged marriages lay in the cultural milieu where this was practiced. There was often an appreciation of the value of marriage, its obligations and contributions to the culture in the procreation and education of children. These marriages generally lasted. However free consent is an essential element of a valid marriage. However marriage was considered a covenant by which a man and a woman established between themselves a partnership for life and focused for the benefit of the spouses and the procreation and education of children. You see that children have been a significant reason for marriage.
CAPT Brad (2031 D (B))
16 Mar 17 UTC
When you devalue children to a 'choice' you devalue marriage to a 'decision'. The point of marriage was protective of women and children. Ask a woman who is 'cohabiting' if she feels a full partnership in the relationship even if there is sharing of expenses and duties. Often these cohabiting relationships are one-sided to the benefit of the male.
CAPT Brad (2031 D (B))
16 Mar 17 UTC
How far back should i go hauta?

In his preaching Jesus unequivocally taught the original meaning of the union of man and woman as the Creator willed it from the beginning permission given by Moses to divorce one's wife was a concession to the hardness of hearts. The matrimonial union of man and woman is indissoluble: God himself has determined it 'what therefore God has joined together, let no man put asunder'.
Hauta (1598 D (S))
16 Mar 17 UTC
Yawn. So why you always sucking up to Grant? Are you a descendant or something? Great general but inattentive (at best, corrupt at worst) President.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
16 Mar 17 UTC
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It is not a traditional marriage unless it guarentees peace with the French.
bo_sox48 (4326 D Mod (G))
16 Mar 17 UTC
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I keep trying to think that the correlation between religion, homophobia, and sexism is not causation but then I read something like that and I just ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
CAPT Brad (2031 D (B))
16 Mar 17 UTC
I actually have studied Grant's administration and most of the bad press comes from his being a republican during the resurgence of southern democrat power post civil war. not everything can be just gleaned of the internet. although there were corrupt persons in the administration, he was never part of that. he really attempted to reform appointing the first and only native american as the head of the bureau of indian affairs. most of the problems came from a reluctant congress to stay the course in developing civil rights in the south through the Reconstruction process and the weariness of northerners over the issue of black advancement in the south. this combined with the resistance of southern whites to black republican office holders or voters caused Grant to eventually back off and let what happen, happen. had there been more of an effort to continue the Reconstruction plan then Grant's reputation would have been higher. as it is Reconstruction finally fell because republicans wanted to maintain their hold on the presidency and they agreed to the end of it to elect Hayes and pushed aside Grant who would have won a third term.
CAPT Brad (2031 D (B))
16 Mar 17 UTC
@ ortho: F@#k the french!
Hauta (1598 D (S))
16 Mar 17 UTC
Brad, why study Grant? Part of your major or PhD?
CAPT Brad (2031 D (B))
16 Mar 17 UTC
i became interested when i read his memoirs. he is a fascinating person. a very humble man who like Lincoln came around when he was needed most.
CAPT Brad (2031 D (B))
16 Mar 17 UTC
i bought the memoirs at the visitors center for the battle of Vicksburg National Military Park. Have you read shelby foote's the Civil War? it was a most interesting read all three volumes. i have read them twice.
CAPT Brad (2031 D (B))
16 Mar 17 UTC
I have several books on Grant. he is really most underappreciated.
Lethologica (203 D)
16 Mar 17 UTC
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Of *course* Brad turns this into a gay marriage thread. *yawns* All while clinging to today's Dixiecrats. Of course, he can't seem to find a scrap of evidence that gay marriage destroyed anyone's culture, but that never stopped him from pontificating.
Hauta (1598 D (S))
16 Mar 17 UTC
I think I see Brad's point. Lincoln was great, Grant was great, Democrats in the South all the way up to the 1960s were bad and that's it. Time to lock in. Republicans can't tarnish their image. Democrats can't burnish their image. Not a very flexible view but it does cut down on the thinking. That's time to read books about when America was great. Brad, Brad, Brad, I like that you're reading but please read something more relevant to today!
CAPT Brad (2031 D (B))
16 Mar 17 UTC
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if you look over the battles on reconstruction you will see the reason for the current issues of our society especially over race. the civil war is still being fought and reconstruction is still being resisted.

Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it definition. Studying history is necessary to avoid repeating past mistakes. This saying comes from the writings of George Santayana, a Spanish-born American author of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
CAPT Brad (2031 D (B))
17 Mar 17 UTC
those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it
Hauta (1598 D (S))
17 Mar 17 UTC
those who live in the past are condemned not to experience the present.
CAPT Brad (2031 D (B))
17 Mar 17 UTC
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Rather if you can recall the past you can appreciate the present and not fear the future
Hauta (1598 D (S))
17 Mar 17 UTC
Brad, you don't seem to appreciate the present -- the one where Republicans in the south are the ones who want a return to Jim Crow and voter suppression, etc
MajorMitchell (986 D)
17 Mar 17 UTC
How dare anyone question Capt Brad, he's the expert on everything, LoL.I'm surprised Turniphead TrumpGod hasn't appointed Capt Brad to be his chief of white House staff, national security adviser and secretary of the Treasury & get him to preach on Sundays, and appoint him to the Supreme Court.
slypups (1393 D)
17 Mar 17 UTC
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"the future is the past, the past is the future, it all gives me a headache." - Star Trek
orathaic (1009 D (B))
18 Mar 17 UTC
Reading about the civil rights movement, the use of policing against 'threats to power' (FBI executing civil rights leaders, violent splinter groups who were condemned, that sort of thing) and the historical narrative which mainstream source choose to present after the fact (essentially appropriating the good work of the civil rights movement, while ignoring the massive mainstream/state power oppositio ... Look at the anti-rascism, femminist, anti-poverty movements, along with the anti-war movement, and see how two out of four 'succeeded' while the other two were threats to the state...)

That is the modern history, bi-partisan state power, used against the people. JFK killed for leaning too far away from the traditional power bases?
JamesYanik (548 D)
18 Mar 17 UTC
or because someone didn't like catcher in the rye too much
CAPT Brad (2031 D (B))
18 Mar 17 UTC
orathaic, do you live in a ten by ten shack in the Montana wilderness?


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tobyjoey (137 D)
17 Mar 17 UTC
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World Diplomacy Map Alterations
Hello WebDiplomacy. I have a group of people are making a physical World Diplomacy map for a big event, but we have agreed the board has some problems. Most of the people weighing on this issue say they want to take away South Africa's unit in Antarctica and instead put it in Madagascar as a fleet. However, I am worried that, unless South Africa and Argentina actively worked to stop this, it would give Antarctica too many possibilities for expansion in its home continent.
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dobreni (1397 D)
18 Mar 17 UTC
game : starting in 15 min , one more needed pls
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=194176
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zultar (3900 D Mod (P))
29 Dec 16 UTC
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Official Donation Drive and Future Plans
See inside for details.
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DemonOverlord (555 D)
18 Mar 17 UTC
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Petition to ban Capt Brad from full press games
Hi everyone. I'm starting a petition to ban capt brad from full press games. I love capt brad as much as the next person, but I think he's harming the integrity (or something) of the non-password protected full press community. Not only is he in 47 games, but he doesn't send press. Someone pls stop this
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brainbomb (415 D)
17 Mar 17 UTC
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Ketchup or Mustard
The federal government.
HAPPY ST PATRICKS DAY FOOLZ
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ll667 (100 D)
17 Mar 17 UTC
Join Mediterran Shift
You are invited
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yavuzovic (140 D)
11 Mar 17 UTC
In Holland.
What's happening? Can someone explain it?
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Limni (464 D)
15 Mar 17 UTC
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Abusive PMs
Is it possible to block someone from sending you messages? There's a user who is sending abusive PMs to a few players who played a game with him a few weeks ago.

Not that I'm exactly getting upset about being called a colossal berk, but it's annoying when you think it might be a legitimate message each time
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Hauta (1598 D (S))
16 Mar 17 UTC
Tom Cotton (AR) to replace Paul Ryan?
Looks like Bannon is setting up Tom Cotton to replace Paul Ryan as speaker of the house. At least getting rid of Ryan is one part of #MAGA that I can get behind.

http://www.politico.com/story/2017/03/cotton-ryan-obamacare-repeal-replace-236102
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
12 Mar 17 UTC
Sovereign rights?
I know lots of Americans talk the talk when it cones to states rights. But how do you feel about treaties signed with Indian Tribes guarenteeing their sovereignty? (What rights should they have? Where do you draw the line? - when this is happening: http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_58c20238e4b0d1078ca597af )
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JamesYanik (548 D)
15 Mar 17 UTC
Rachel Maddow has Trump's Tax Returns
I'm guessing an IRS leak? still, it's 9pm E.T. when America shall know
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stranger (601 D)
15 Mar 17 UTC
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The new 1v1 games are ruining the game stats
Couldn't there be a possibility to make games even more unranked - meaning that the result wouldn't even appear on your game stats?
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
15 Mar 17 UTC
John Snow born on this day!
Maybe more sig ifigant than the Ide of March: http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v495/n7440/full/495169a.html?WT.mc_id=TWT_NatureNews
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Hellfire Missile (95 D)
16 Mar 17 UTC
Fall of American Empire
Can a boat move from W coast to Los A?

Also for turns is it Spring, Aut, builds?
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WyattS14 (0 D)
13 Mar 17 UTC
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Income inequality in the US
How could one argue that income inequality is a bad thing, without saying that the rich are too rich, or proposing a redistribution of wealth?
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bo_sox48 (4326 D Mod (G))
16 Mar 17 UTC
webDip Bracket
Anyone want to fill out a bracket? Picking Duke isn't allowed.
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brainbomb (415 D)
16 Mar 17 UTC
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The incredible return of Boaty McBoatface
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/13/519976028/boaty-mcboatface-prepares-for-first-antarctic-mission
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MajorMitchell (986 D)
11 Mar 17 UTC
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Western Australia votes, big win for "lefties" & Conservatives smashed
Massive defeat for Liberal Party and National Party, and far right Hanson Party slumps to 4.7% from 14%.
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CommanderByron (654 D (S))
13 Mar 17 UTC
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Let's play a game
I have in my possession 3 small animals. I have preselected a rule for each (I.E if last post before getting locked is on first page then X dies) of course there is a way no animals have to die. Their fate is in your hands webdip.
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WyattS14 (0 D)
15 Mar 17 UTC
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Chili and Rice
That is all
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SuperMario0727 (214 D)
14 Mar 17 UTC
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Concerning Turkish Strategy: The Ottoman Empire
Concerning Turkish strategy and tactics, the historical endeavours of the Ottoman Empire during the Great War can be considered. Like the other Great Powers, Turkey has many fronts to consider—the Caucasus, Balkan, and Mediterranean fronts. Each front must be considered and analyzed before pursuing a campaign . . .
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Hauta (1598 D (S))
13 Mar 17 UTC
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Trumpcare - costs will be lower for everyone
MSM keeps failing to note that Trumpcare lowers the cost of healthcare for everyone by lowering PREMIUMS while reducing BENEFITS. If nothing is covered, then Republicans can lower premiums drastically, but that doesn't really solve the problem of healthcare does it?
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