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Hauta (1598 D (S))
01 May 17 UTC
If the American South had not seceded from the Union
If the South had not seceded, would Lincoln have had any legal basis for attacking it? (Note: Lincoln used Commander-in-Chief power to put down any insurrection as legal basis for the Emancipation Proclamation). How would negotiations have turned out?
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CommanderByron (649 D (S))
01 May 17 UTC
(+1)
PM for PW
gameID=197264
36 hour phases
100 point buy in 60% RR
AnonFull press
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Bladerunners (1102 D)
02 May 17 UTC
Civil disorder after 1 NMR?
Just an idea - I think countries should go into immediate civil disorder on 1 NMR so a new person can take over right away and keep the game going. The current system of a CD after 2 NMRs means a country + game can be ruined before a new player takes over.
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Puddle (500 D)
03 May 17 UTC
Multi? Screwing Around? Really Bad Players? WTF
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SuperMario0727 (214 D)
03 May 17 UTC
Best Ally for Germany?
If Germany could only have one ally, which Great Power would be the best to pair with? Assume that only the tactical and strategic factors affect the choice of partnership. In other words, you do not choose allies on the basis of character.
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dargorygel (330 D Mod (G))
01 May 17 UTC
Anonymous Games
Sometimes... usually because I end up revealing who I am... I wonder what the point of anonymous games is. When we've played with someone, there are usually tells. When we have NOT played with someone, why do we need anonymity.
And sometimes I think that when I play anonymous games I might as well say who I am in globals. Stupid ellipsis and dumb proper grammar.
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CommanderByron (649 D (S))
30 Apr 17 UTC
If we built it
trumps wall
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dancing queen (100 D)
03 May 17 UTC
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World Diplomacy Championship Videos coming along
The playlist for the 2016 WDC held at WeaselMoot in Chicago is here:
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damian (380 D Mod)
03 May 17 UTC
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Unofficial Greatest Movie Tournament Thread
THE PEOPLE HAVE SPOKEN!
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Sevyas (820 D)
27 Apr 17 UTC
Talk, or die! Reboot
"Talk, or die!" game got cancelled due to 3 NMRs before end of 03. Here's an attempt to start a new game with more or less the same settings.
Full press, 48 hours, (semi-)anon, DSS, 50 points buy-in, RR 90%.
Active players of the old game will have priority to sign up.
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brainbomb (442 D)
27 Apr 17 UTC
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Banning Jenetically Modified Organisms
I think we should probably get rid of Jenetically Modified Organisms. For a while I thought they were gone but they seem to be making a comeback. Our health is at risk people. Do you wanna sit in your moms basement eating old cheese? Are you tired of being tired? Does your back hurt?
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Hauta (1598 D (S))
26 Apr 17 UTC
Getting Mexico to pay for the wall
Why doesn't Trump just impound Mexican land on the other side of the Rio Grande? -- land with a value equal to what it costs to build the wall. As a bonus, the wall could be built south of the river. That would make it easier to build.
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fourofswords (378 D)
02 May 17 UTC
define metagaming
May I please get a specific definition of the word "metagaming"?
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Hellenic Riot (1524 D Mod (G))
01 May 17 UTC
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May GR Published
All +1's are welcome for my intense and passionate hard work.

https://sites.google.com/site/phpdiplomacytournaments/theghost-ratingslist
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Orgyon (85 D X)
02 May 17 UTC
Web players
Everyone be careful. There are a group of people who know eachother inviting people to their private games and metagaming to take coins. Just thought I should get the word out there.
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Egathetos (337 D)
02 May 17 UTC
Question?
What is the coloured bar under the communications box for? I cannot figure it out.
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brainbomb (442 D)
01 May 17 UTC
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Rise in diabeties in Dwarven and Halfling communities
Recent spikes in Type 2 diabeties have led to dramatic dietary changes in many halfling and dwarven communities. The diets consisting mostly of ale, salted pork, and pipe weed have finally started to erase the accepted idea that these races were rich in longevity. Gout, Obesity, and Type 2 diabeties have all risen. Recent additions of Mountain Dew and Doritos in Dwarven Mine Snack halls may also be to blame.
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Jamiet99uk (6 D)
28 Apr 17 UTC
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Ed Balls
Ed Balls.
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CommanderByron (649 D (S))
28 Apr 17 UTC
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I challenge you.
Here ye here ye. The grand CommanderByron, lord of the stalemate, and sultan of supports. Here by challenges any person with a Decent GR and a RR of 63% or more to a battle. This battle will take among the forests of Germany, the deserts of turkey, the snowy tundra of Russia, the coasts of France and Italy and the rolling hills of England.
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Ezio (1294 D Mod)
30 Apr 17 UTC
Game is looking for 1 more
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=196781
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Thingyman (100 D)
10 Apr 17 UTC
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Invitation to Mafia Championship
It's that time of year again. Time for the fourth season of the Mafia Championship. I was hoping you guys would be interested in participating again this year.

The invitation: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1E9x7nJkSPmv1ZtSKFdSmLsvD4DQoX13i2MA9VG5p4W4/edit
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hy2850 (101 D)
30 Apr 17 UTC
Question
Can your army/fleet move from North Africa to Spain?
What about fleet moving from Black Sea to Aegean Sea(I found it in the rulebook, but to make sure if it is possible in WebDiplomacy..)?
I have searched the rulebook, but the former question is not to be found anywhere. Help me!
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slypups (1429 D)
28 Apr 17 UTC
Team 5v5 Modern War II Game
I'm setting up a team game of 5 players versus 5 other players (private game, unranked, full press).
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lalaland (100 D)
29 Apr 17 UTC
Live game almost full
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=197106
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Deeply_Dippy (421 D)
28 Apr 17 UTC
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End of Game (EOG) Statements: Why not?
As a relative newbie, I've noticed that no one ever seems to post EOGs in the forum. Is there a reason for that?

Is this something that used to be done but the practice fell away?
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Hauta (1598 D (S))
28 Apr 17 UTC
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Option to Publish private messages at end of game
I always wondered what private messages people were sending in full press games. Can we have an option when creating a New Game that once the game is over, everyone can review the private messages? -- Or does that already exist?
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lalaland (100 D)
28 Apr 17 UTC
Live Game Almost full
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=197048
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Jamiet99uk (6 D)
28 Apr 17 UTC
I can be an asshole sometimes.
Sorry. I'm trying to be a calmer person in my forum interactions. I'm nice in real life. Honest.
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Carebear (100 D)
28 Apr 17 UTC
Yet Another Newbie Question
In a game, there was a support move order that was cut. To me, the graphic was ambiguous as to whom the support was provided. No player moved to the space. Is there a way to see the actual orders entered by my opponents after adjudication?
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Randomizer (108 D)
11 Apr 17 UTC
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What can Happen on Over Booked Airline Flight
http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/10/travel/passenger-removed-united-flight-trnd/index.html
Getting forcibly removed to make room. Another reason not to fly.
JamesYanik (548 D)
11 Apr 17 UTC
the doctor didn't want to leave his patients
JamesYanik (548 D)
11 Apr 17 UTC
poor man
orathaic (1009 D (B))
11 Apr 17 UTC
Not to fly in America at least.

But then i wasn't planning to...
captainmeme (779 D Mod)
11 Apr 17 UTC
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http://i.imgur.com/99dgkTs.gifv
Balrog (219 D)
11 Apr 17 UTC
The flight wasn't even overbooked. The airline wanted to give those seats to its employees at last moment.
bo_sox48 (4331 D Mod (G))
11 Apr 17 UTC
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This is what happens when airline staff is numb to the everyday mistreatment of their customers and when police are trained in violence before self-restraint and aggression before reason.
Randomizer (108 D)
11 Apr 17 UTC
It appears that United might have violated FAA policy to inform the passenger in writing about his legal rights all to save a few dollars.
http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/11/opinions/i-got-bumped-from-a-flight-then-i-sued-opinion-stone/index.html
slypups (1429 D)
11 Apr 17 UTC
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Reports say passengers were offered up to $1000 to give up a seat. I find that hard to believe that no one on the entire plane took up that offer if they advertised it properly. More likely it was $1000 in vouchers to fly on United, but still, if you fly with any frequency, that's as good as $1000. If you're looking at a four hour delay to get home on another flight, the airline is offering you $250/hour to sit in an airport and do whatever you want - that's pretty good pay.
I'm ok with airlines overbooking, but using physical force to make someone leave is ridiculous. If they properly provide incentives (ie $$$) and explain the delay involved for each passenger, I'm sure they would get volunteers without having to resort to this. Given that they overbook to make more money (since they have late cancellations), they should be willing to cough up whatever it takes when they miscalculate.
Randomizer (108 D)
11 Apr 17 UTC
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The flight wasn't legally overbooked. They wanted to cheaply get 4 employees to the destination as a last minute change. United could have used other means to get their employees there or at least explained it better.

Imagine a doctor telling patients in his waiting room that he was running late and they would have to come back in a few months when he had another available appointment. I'd like to see that happen to United employees especially Munoz that had a heart transplant last year.
Durga (576 D)
11 Apr 17 UTC
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This whole ordeal fills me with rage. Has the airline even issued an apology? Would this have happened if the man was a white doctor? This is so shameful on so many levels.
JamesYanik (548 D)
11 Apr 17 UTC
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@DO

they had the computer choose 4 random people to remove their seats, they didn't specifically go after the asian guy. given that the man was also a doctor who wanted to see patients, if it were a white man who wanted to see patients, i have little doubt these shitty airport employees wouldn't have reacted well to him demanding to stay either either.

the correct solution is to offer more and more money until someone says "sure" not to physically assault your paying customers who have boarded the plane.
Durga (576 D)
11 Apr 17 UTC
I'm aware of how the process works. I don't think the use of physical force would be used against all members of society equally. Believe what you will, Yanik. Engaging with you has never been worth it.
As far as I'm aware, the airline hasn't issued an apology and the CEO doubled down. They should've just kept randomly picking someone until they got someone who agreed. The doctor was person #3 that they informed. The first couple left the plane.

The whole thing astounds me on so many levels. The lack of apology. The use of force. The poor judgement. ***And nobody taking the offer of like $1000 they gave***

Seriously, I'm pretty sure under DoT laws they have to give it in cash if you demand it. They just try for vouchers so they keep business.
slypups (1429 D)
11 Apr 17 UTC
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I'm with JY. If you keep increasing the offer, eventually you will get actual volunteers who will give up their seats for the $s. If United wanted to make it even easier, it could say expressly that it is ok to resell the vouchers (it probably is already) on eBay or some secondary market. Now you're looking at hard cash (maybe 90% of voucher value) for what you give up. With all the financial stress we hear about people being under, hard to believe somebody won't pounce on this once the offer becomes high enough.
@DO - while on one hand, you're correct about unequal force and this *is* the Chicago PD we're talking about, I'm fairly sure any police called to an airplane to remove a passenger at the airline's request would use force if necessary. They might be more patient with a white guy and give him more time, but end result would be the same
JamesYanik (548 D)
11 Apr 17 UTC
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@DO

I think it's unfair to immediately assume that the amount of force they used was entirely because of race.

if you don't have any ACTUAL evidence for racism, accusing someone of racism is not a logical next step, besides relying off of generalizations.

People who go around claiming that everything is racist without a slightest shred of evidence besides the fact that one party was white, and one party wasn't... it's sickening. there is no more due process, no burden of proof, just vitriolic attacks on strangers you've never met.
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
11 Apr 17 UTC
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Everyone is fixated on the fact that the victim is a doctor. That's the least interesting fact about this incident.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
11 Apr 17 UTC
@"More likely it was $1000 in vouchers to fly on United, but still, if you fly with any frequency, that's as good as $1000. If you're looking at a four hour delay to get home on another flight, the airline is offering you $250/hour to sit in an airport and do whatever you want - that's pretty good pay."

It was vouchers, yes. It usually doesn't get this far, because they don't let you board if they know they have over sold the flight (whoever is last to check-in may not be allowed to).

In this case, the next flight wasn't until 3pm the next day, (and the doctor had patients to see). The fact that other airlines could have given the staff a discount flight was overlooked, because the staff are just used to not serving their customers.

Apparently the market doesn't give you better service. You can bet this would be illegal in europe. (Though they still over-sell flights).
orathaic (1009 D (B))
11 Apr 17 UTC
From twitter:

Nate Bethea‏ @inthesedeserts
According to complaint site untied.com, United docked the pay of the pilots who died on 9/11 for "failure to complete flights"
Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
11 Apr 17 UTC
Simple solution, don't fly United.
Randomizer (108 D)
11 Apr 17 UTC
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-11/united-airlines-tumbles-as-social-media-storm-spreads-worldwide

Doctor was hospitalized for his injuries and already has lawyers. United is on it's third apology.
jason4747 (104 D)
11 Apr 17 UTC
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Twitter:

Caribbean Sun‏ @CaribbeanSun11
#NewUnitedAirlinesMottos
Join our new Seat'n'Beat frequent flyer program!


David Murphy‏ @DavidW3344
#NewUnitedAirlinesMottos
Just imagine how we treat your luggage


Next time my kids refuse to get out of bed, I'm calling United Airlines
Randomizer (108 D)
12 Apr 17 UTC
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https://mobile.twitter.com/nationalpost/status/851527884913213443/photo/1

How Trump thinks United could be the solution.
Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
12 Apr 17 UTC
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Haha, I saw a meme that said "Southwest Airlines - We beat the competition, not you"
JamesYanik (548 D)
12 Apr 17 UTC
@Manwe

only the free market could produce memes this strong
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
12 Apr 17 UTC
Best meme I've seen:

United Airlines: One free carry off.
Randomizer (108 D)
12 Apr 17 UTC
United CEO does damage control on ABC's GMA Wednesday morning. How many times will they show the video during that interview?
CAPT Brad (2074 D (B))
12 Apr 17 UTC
And next time when you are told to check your bag and not carry it on you will listen!
Randomizer (108 D)
13 Apr 17 UTC
http://www.cnn.com/videos/cnnmoney/2017/04/12/united-airlines-passenger-new-angle-video.hln/video/playlists/stories-worth-watching/
Video taken moments before doctor was taken show he wasn't "belligerent" like United claims. Cell phone videos of the incident are going to make United case worse.
Randomizer (108 D)
13 Apr 17 UTC
http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/13/travel/united-passenger-pulled-off-flight-lawsuit-family-attorney-speak/index.html
Lose your teeth and get a concussion when trying to fly United. Talk about hidden fees.
Randomizer (108 D)
22 Apr 17 UTC
http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/22/us/american-airlines-video-confrontation-trnd/index.html
American Airlines is investigating one of its flight attendants hitting a mother holding a baby and almost also hitting the baby.

I'm guessing the only safe passenger is the federal marshal because he has a gun and the right to use it.
DammmmDaniel (104 D)
23 Apr 17 UTC
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@DO are you saying the process wasn't randomized? Jesus does everything develop into a racial issue for you? It was fucking randomized!!!!! Why don't you check the ethnicity of the other three passengers forced to leave as well!?? The problem to adress here isn't the man's race but rather the way the airlines went around dealing with an overbooking issue. The problem has nothing to do with race! Also intersting to note that apparently the doctor was trading drugs for sex illegally and wasn't a great person. Helped me feel a little less worse for him!
DammmmDaniel (104 D)
23 Apr 17 UTC
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He had 98 Felony drug accounts! Not trying to say the problem is any better... Just nice to see some just Karma being distributed http://www.cscmediagroupus.com/robert-zerfing/doctor-united-airlines-legal-history
Durga (576 D)
23 Apr 17 UTC
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Wtf, sure it was randomized I'm not questioning that. I'm questioning if the force that was used here would have been used if the man was a white doctor. Look at dammdaniel claiming the moral high ground and then shaming the man for what I'm pretty sure has already been disproved as false news (but even if it wasn't it should have 0 impact on what happened). Disgusting
CAPT Brad (2074 D (B))
23 Apr 17 UTC
Federal marshals are not safe. One just left her gun in the restroom for a passenger to find. Luckily the passenger gave it to the flight crew.
Randomizer (108 D)
23 Apr 17 UTC
I'm sure United ran the doctor's police record in deciding who to remove.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
23 Apr 17 UTC
Yeah, his career, race, or drug history shouldn't affect how we judge the violence used against him by the state.

Even if the airline was technically within it's rights, because all customers agreed to fine print, doesn't mean the fine print can't leave them being assholes.
DammmmDaniel (104 D)
23 Apr 17 UTC
As I said, his past crimes have zero impact on how the crime should be treated. What United Airlines did was horrible and terrible. The force involved shouldn't have been. I am simply saying that the force that was applied was not acceptable. I am just saying like Karma dude....
CAPT Brad (2074 D (B))
23 Apr 17 UTC
We should just go back to third class steerage. We can lock them in the baggage compartment and put the freeloading staff in first class
Randomizer (108 D)
27 Apr 17 UTC
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-04-27/united-passenger-dragged-off-plane-settles-with-airlines
United settles with doctor dragged off their plane. Now they need to do the same with the owner of the dead giant rabbit.


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