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peterlund (1320 D (G))
18 May 17 UTC
Robert Mueller my hero!
At last you are getting something right over there. Put that traitor into prison where he belongs!
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DemonOverlord (402 D)
16 May 17 UTC
WDC
Is in Oxford this year. Anyone going?
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WyattS14 (100 D)
16 May 17 UTC
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History of The Entire World, I Guess
If you haven't watched this video, I urge you to do so right now. (And let's start a discussion, why not? I'd like to hear what Zmaj and James have to say.
https://youtu.be/xuCn8ux2gbs
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stranger (660 D)
17 May 17 UTC
convoy rules
If my opponent moves his army from Tuscany to Piedmont and I convoy my Piedmont army to Tuscany via the gulf of lyons at the same time, will they swap places?
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rojimy1123 (562 D)
18 May 17 UTC
Chris Cornell, 1964-2017
My inner teenager is crying. RIP.
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Jacob63831 (163 D)
16 May 17 UTC
What is the meaning of life?
Is it Memes?
Is it Bill Cosby?
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
15 May 17 UTC
Interesting read
I'd like to hear what the right wing thinkers (and not trolls) think of this article, as well as the liberals here.

Mostly a criticism of market liberalism: https://jacobinmag.com/2017/05/handmaids-tale-margaret-atwood-trump-abortion-theocracy
Ogion (5391 D)
15 May 17 UTC
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Um "right wing thinkers"? srsly?
orathaic (1009 D (B))
15 May 17 UTC
There are people who disagree with me, lotsof them infact, whose views i would like to hear on this criticism of the current left-wing criticism of Trump. It is critical of our modern society and how we are engaging with it in unrealistic ways. I'm sure there are Conservative minds here who would parse these ideas rather differently than i do...
Ogion (5391 D)
15 May 17 UTC
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Um, "conservative minds"? srsly?
orathaic (1009 D (B))
15 May 17 UTC
Well if they don't exist, then the liberals may still have opinions on market liberalism vs socialism... So at least this thread can go somewhere, but i'm not sure it will be as informative.

Like preaching to the choir...
Hauta (1592 D (S))
15 May 17 UTC
ofc, you won't get any conservative analysis. I took a look. The article is consistent with my view that the top 1% sets everyone against each other in order to perpetuate their hegemony (@Manwe, that means "to stay on top"). In a world where all the goods and services that are needed can be produced by less than all of the people, it makes sense for the top 1% to get the bottom 99% to reproduce less by making kids economically unviable. Then, hire women instead of men because you can pay them less; if their husbands are unemployed (or if the women are unmarried), they will seldom ask for raises.
JECE (1072 D)
16 May 17 UTC
orathaic: Do you usually read Jacobin? I'm around a lot of Jacobin readers and have met some Jacobin writers, but haven't read any of their articles yet. Guess this is where I start?
MajorMitchell (975 D)
16 May 17 UTC
A criticism ( by the "right wingers") of the "left wingers" criticisms of Trump.. I can hardly wait, but there could be so much more..how about a left wingers criticisms of the criticisms of the right wingers about the criticisms of the left wingers criticisms of Trump ?
On the benefits of unregulated capitalism.. I am enjoying one right now..an internet scam..they've pinched someone I knows info, now trying to scam me, ...claiming this person is in Istanbul, Turkey, and that there has been a fatal car accident involving their cousins and they've asked for 2,700 Euros to get a three year old kids broken leg fixed. I've sent back an apparently simple reply that has a trap, and said it's easier for me to transfer US dollars and would $3,000 US be enough ?
Zmaj (215 D (B))
16 May 17 UTC
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The article contains ridiculous claims that have nothing to do with the left or the right.

(1) Women are being compelled to have less children by financial and social hardships.

As opposed to third-world countries, where incomparably greater financial and social hardships apparently compel women to have more children. Right...

(2) The market command to be free, to be creative, to be flexible, is very bad.

The command to be free? Contradiction in terms anyone? Oh, I forgot. Freedom is slavery. Orwell saw things much better than Atwood ever did.

(3) The pressure of the market to make profit for others and call it freedom.

Here we go again. The pressure of being free. You can make profit for yourself, stupid. Yes, I know, it's hard. Look up "effort" in a dictionary.

The summary of the entire article: "I'd love to have children, but I don't want any responsibility or hardship associated with that." Too bad it's not only the author's view. It's the view of hundreds of millions of lazy slobs in the West, men and women alike.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
16 May 17 UTC
@JECE nope, never heard of Jacobin before, and i don't necessarily agree with everything in this article, but it does have a nice fresh feel to it, possibly more worth disecting than the average dren.
Hauta (1592 D (S))
16 May 17 UTC
@Zmaj, when people are worried that their offspring won't survive, they tend to produce lots of offspring. Additionally, in such countries, there are other factors that might be gained from extra children. Maybe one of them gets lucky and can bring the rest of the family up. Kinda like buying extra lottery tickets when you're poor.

Where offspring are expected to survive and starving in old age is not much of a concern, there is less incentive to pop out a bunch of kids.
Zmaj (215 D (B))
16 May 17 UTC
@Hauta

"Where offspring are expected to survive and starving in old age is not much of a concern, there is less incentive to pop out a bunch of kids."

That's exactly right. Nobody's compelled to have less children. It's just that people don't feel like it.
Manwe Sulimo (630 D)
16 May 17 UTC
"@Manwe, that means "to stay on top""

So, we have gotten to the point where attempts are made to belittle me and discredit my opinions before I have even read a thread, let alone posted in it. In a way, I feel honored. My contributions must have a greater impact than I previously thought to provoke such actions.
Hauta (1592 D (S))
16 May 17 UTC
@Manwe, I'll concede that much, sure. But it's no worse than the good natured ribbing I give CAPT_Brad.
Hauta (1592 D (S))
16 May 17 UTC
@Zmaj, that's why the incentives of the top 1% are so insidious. They have "secretly" unleveled the playing field making ppl think that it is their own decision to forego children.
MajorMitchell (975 D)
18 May 17 UTC
Hauta, I'm ready to believe you are a decent young chap, but perhaps lacking in experience. If you truly understood just what is involved in the caper of siring offspring via the loins of the fire breathing MemSahib, Her Indoors usually lolling about on a sofa eating cakes, let alone the raising & educating of said offspring, then you might appreciate the "minimalist approach" I determined upon as a necessary and valid survival strategy. I refer you to my recent post in the meaning of life thread.


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wasdok (0 D X)
18 May 17 UTC
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
17 May 17 UTC
Tax dodging and capital flight
Ok, this youtube video discusses it. In brief, company extracts mineral wealth, sells for a low price to parent company based in a tax haven, declares no/very little profit. ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ocm42ytXto )
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Hauta (1592 D (S))
12 May 17 UTC
Probably not in the Bible but...
Before Jesus took over John's ministry what did people think of the fact that a man in his upper 20s wasn't married and had no children? Wouldn't that have been exceedingly rare at the time?
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Jamiet99uk (50 D X)
18 Apr 17 UTC
Survivors-Win Scoring
What is this?
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brainbomb (128 D)
15 May 17 UTC
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I am retiring from Trolling
I will henceforth focus my efforts on promoting games, offering opinions on actual issues and an occasional contribution that may be amusing. My goal was never to see the forum overrun with nonsense. Sadly its becoming unreadable and the threads are so abundant that trolling is now all thats happening. Sorry webdip for ushering in this era.
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
15 May 17 UTC
Completely unrelated thought
You can easily walk out the door and abandon your life, start over and become a new person. But can you do the same to your mindset? Can you drop all previous prejudices/perspectives/opinions, (but not facts) and build a new world view? A new model for interacting with reality?
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Ogion (5391 D)
16 May 17 UTC
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Apologies to the community
I seriously lost my cool last night, and I'm quite sorry. Although we discuss very serious, and sometimes life or death issues for some, that tone is way out of bounds.
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A_Tin_Can (1520 D)
08 May 17 UTC
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The forum
Has been unusually good lately. What do you attribute this to?
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DammmmDaniel (99 D)
16 May 17 UTC
Anyone in the Dallas Area?
I will be staying at UT Dallas for all of June and was just wondering if anyone lived in the Dallas area? Do the mods have a list of where everyone lives by any chance?
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fourofswords (327 D)
16 May 17 UTC
unit placement
I ordered my builds, and one of the units did not show on the map in spring. How do I contact a mod, and can it be fixed?
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JEccles (741 D)
16 May 17 UTC
Need 2 people
We need 2 more in the next 5 hours.

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=198310
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steephie22 (182 D (S))
16 May 17 UTC
About those earth rays..
Years ago, I started a discussion (and an infrequently used meme) about how I used to have severe headaches as a small child until a small metal device that my parents can't describe very well was buried in the frontyard and my headaches disappeared overnight. My parents cited mythical earth rays as the cause of the problem. The brilliant minds of webdip saw a placebo effect as the only possible answer. I found another possible explanation and would like your thoughts.
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Hauta (1592 D (S))
14 May 17 UTC
Can the President dissolve Congress?
McConnell is fine with Comey firing. Would he be ok with Congress being dissolved? Can it be achieved with martial law in a national emergency?
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Hauta (1592 D (S))
15 May 17 UTC
Barron von Trump just got admitted...
to middle school at St. Andrews Episcopal in DC. "Melania Trump cited the school’s diversity and academics as the reason behind the selection"
This was reported by Time Magazine.

Is anyone here aware of what kind of diversity a school with 38k tuition has? Even CAPT_Brad can't afford that!
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AlexFH (100 D)
15 May 17 UTC
Death
Who here wants to die
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Jacob63831 (163 D)
15 May 17 UTC
Metaphysics
Since webdip loves debates and analyzing things such as does .999= 1
Why should we leave out metaphysics?
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TrPrado (372 D)
13 May 17 UTC
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Are paredy thredz achulee funneeey?
Meh
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Hippopankake (70 D)
15 May 17 UTC
Commies
Commies are bad
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brainbomb (128 D)
13 May 17 UTC
Unanswerable Questions
Lets play a game. In this thread you may post only questions which have no right or wrong answer. If you post a question which can be answered with empirical evidence you are eliminated. Example: Are aliens real.
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Chaqa (3134 D (B))
15 May 17 UTC
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Can the President Dissolve the Moon?
McConnel is fine with the Comey firing. Would he be OK with the Moon being dissolved? It might increase the area for his turtle people to live.
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Fat backstab (100 D)
15 May 17 UTC
Namejeff
Namejeff
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chairman meow (300 D)
15 May 17 UTC
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Can the President?
McConnell is fine with Comey firing. Would he be ok with the can? Can it be achieved with can, in a national emergency?
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xy4 (100 D)
15 May 17 UTC
The Player: namejeff
Well, this guy name a namejeff, says that myself and another player are linked. He says that we are the same person. I am here to tell you that these claims are false. namejeff is himself, a multicultur-- sorry multiaccounter. Ask him when he replies to this forum post.
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