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Zmaj (215 D (B))
29 May 17 UTC
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You go, girl!
Merkel is finally flexing her considerable muscle.
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Ogion (4375 D)
28 May 17 UTC
Another terrorist attack kills two
How many more of these do we need to have before we start deporting these people or locking them up?

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/may/27/portland-double-murder-white-supremacist-muslim-hate-speech
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Player needed
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=198628&msgCountryID=0&rand=31979#chatboxanchor
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Hauta (1618 D (S))
26 May 17 UTC
Should Jared Kushner security clearance be suspended?
http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/335243-dnc-suspend-kushner-security-clearance-amid-fbi-scrutiny

The DNC, for political purposes obviously, wants to suspend Jared Kushner's security clearance. What ever happened to innocent until proven guilty? I'm sure there's a perfectly good reason by Jared secretly met with the CEO from VEB, the Russian state-owned bank.
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ND (879 D)
26 May 17 UTC
Cryptocurrency discussion
http://www.businessinsider.com/what-is-bitcoin-the-cryptocurrency-explained-2017-5
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Hauta (1618 D (S))
24 May 17 UTC
First advertiser pulls ads from Sean Hannity show
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/tv/cars-leaves-sean-hannity-dust-pulls-advertising-article-1.3193120

Cars.com just pulled their ads from Hannity over the Seth Rich fake news propagated by Hannity even after Fox retracted the story. Corporate censorship of the press? Nope.
72 replies
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Hippopankake (80 D)
21 May 17 UTC
James Bond
If James Bond is the worlds most famous spy
Doesn't that make him the worlds worst spy?
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Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
27 May 17 UTC
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Need F2F player (Skype?) Right now urgent
Our 7th flaked need a warm body in Boston or someone who can telecon ASAP, PM or email me if available in next 20 minutes
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JimTheGrey (968 D (S))
27 May 17 UTC
#MootAbides
Weasel Moot XI--the premier tournament of the Windy City Weasels Diplomacy club and past host of two WDCs--will be June 23-25 at the Diversey River Bowl in Chicago.
2 replies
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Hauta (1618 D (S))
26 May 17 UTC
WSJ article about collusion between GOP and Russians
https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-alleged-russian-hacker-teamed-up-with-florida-gop-operative-1495724787

Yeah, I know that the WSJ is not conservative enough for some of y'all, but it is intriguing nonetheless. You know, the way journalists connect dots and shit.
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ntrung670 (0 D X)
27 May 17 UTC
LIVE
JOIN QUICK!!!
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lalaland (0 D X)
26 May 17 UTC
One spot left live game
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=199465
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Jamiet99uk (35 D)
24 May 17 UTC
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US intelligence leaks compromise UK terrorism investigation.
After the Manchester bombing, US intelligence has repeatedly leaked confidential information about the UK's investigation. Seems like US officers are taking after Trump.
Could you just fuck off instead please?
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RLH (132 D)
25 May 17 UTC
FtF Tournaments
Hello webdippers. Some of you know me already, but for those of you who don't, I'm an active FtF player, tournament-goer, and on the board of the North American Diplomacy Federation (NADF), which seeks to encourage FtF play, at both house games and tournaments, throughout North America.
RLH (132 D)
25 May 17 UTC
The NADF has gone through a few iterations in its time, and we on the board, along with the current President (the legendary-in-FtF-crowds Chris Martin) are hoping this iteration will be the one that really makes the NADF a valuable resource for all Diplomacy players interested in the FtF hobby.

All this is not to say we're neglecting the importance of the online hobby, though. To the contrary, while we are focused on the FtF hobby, we fully recognize the importance of the huge numbers of online players out there, and hope in the not-distant future to better coordinate our efforts with those of the various online communities, and improve the hobby for both groups.

To that end, I'm reaching out to the various online communities I know of (here, Backstabbr, PlayDiplomacy) to ask a few simple questions: have you ever been to a FtF tournament; if so, what would it take to get you to go back; and if not, how can we get you to one?

We welcome any and all feedback you have. Our primary goal is to expand and improve the FtF hobby, and obtaining feedback and buy-in from players with new or different perspectives is critical to that. Thanks for your time, and any suggestions or comments you have!
Valis2501 (2057 D (G))
25 May 17 UTC
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I have, but I refuse to go back unless you give me Belgium
Deeply_Dippy (413 D)
25 May 17 UTC
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My answers to the three questions are:

I) No, but I want to';
2) Nothing - I want to go anyway; and
3) Fund the required divorce.
Ezio (1746 D)
25 May 17 UTC
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No I have not been to a F2F tournament. All it would take to get me to go is to have one close to me that I hear about.
Zybodia (355 D)
25 May 17 UTC
Yeah, all the tournaments I hear about in the US seem to be either

A) Somewhere between Boston and DC
B) In Chicago
C) In California

None of those are convenient for me to travel to. It's hard enough finding a gameful. The only time I've ever played FtF was when I went to school in Boston.
Hellenic Riot (1619 D (G))
25 May 17 UTC
I have not been to one, but I'm going to WDC this year.
2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
25 May 17 UTC
I love FTF as long as it's not Valis's F I'm F-ing
eturnage (601 D (B))
25 May 17 UTC
I play some ftf. Last tournament was WDC in Chicago. Before that, I went to weaselmoot. Then, a bunch of DixieCons. DixieCon in Chapel Hill is this weekend.
CommanderByron (869 D (S))
26 May 17 UTC
A large part of what keeps me away is simply convenience. I live in Central PA and the closest F2F are usually in NY or Philly. I'd welcome a F2F in Ithaca (home of Cornell) or even State College (home of Penn State)
Mercy (1662 D)
26 May 17 UTC
A large part of what keeps me away is also convenience. I live in Europe.
captainmeme (841 D Mod)
26 May 17 UTC
Where in Europe, Mercy? A few European countries (Britain, France, Netherlands, Italy) have an active scene and regular FTF events.
Mercy (1662 D)
26 May 17 UTC
The Netherlands. Are there really regular FTF events here? I didn't know that.
captainmeme (841 D Mod)
26 May 17 UTC
https://www.facebook.com/groups/996646063678823/

They don't happen as frequently as when Sebastian ran the NDA, but if you're around Amsterdam, Utrecht or Groningen people still set up and run games every so often. I've been to a few games in Groningen and a tournament in Amsterdam before.
A_Tin_Can (2249 D)
26 May 17 UTC
I played in Groningen last year in June-ish. Can recommend, they're a really nice community.


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MajorMitchell (1033 D)
21 May 17 UTC
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US politics is now the best & worst "reality show" around today.
It's damaging the credibility and reputation of a once great nation
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Lex1 (90 D)
20 May 17 UTC
New game
Hey guys I'm going to start a new modern diplomacy game soon. If you want to sign up then please write your username followed by I WANT TO SIGN UP in all caps.
6 replies
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Jamiet99uk (35 D)
21 May 17 UTC
Who would you kill?
I was having a deep and thoughtful conversation with a beautiful friend and, to my slight surprise, they mentioned that they would be happy to assist with the killing and disposal of several individuals we both know.
44 replies
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Chaqa (2837 D (B))
25 May 17 UTC
Need replacement for team game
Hey everyone, Team MOAB needs a replacement for Spain in gameID=197073. The only requirements are:
1. Use Google Hangouts
2. Be willing to drop MOAB on enemy
6 replies
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Hauta (1618 D (S))
24 May 17 UTC
Time to end Obama era sanctions on Russia?
Would it be better to let job creating trade flourish rather than hurting both countries economically? Can Russia be our friend?
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
25 May 17 UTC
The Phillipines
Just because i've been away for a few days, somehow there is no thread about this... One news headline (paraphrased) 'ISIS captures city in Philipines!' Is rather click baity... But goes in to refer to the 'Most Catholic country in south east asia'.
6 replies
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Carebear (100 D)
25 May 17 UTC
ODC @ PDET - Assignments Out
The assignments went out 24 hours ago and some of you all have not yet picked up your messages. Please come on over and join your games. :D
3 replies
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Refusing to draw in established stalemate
Is there a rule that if stalemate is made and it lasts for 3 years with no changes in a sc count, draw can be forced, or something like that?
3 replies
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
25 May 17 UTC
On dna databases
http://www.nature.com/news/china-expands-dna-data-grab-in-troubled-western-region-1.22033

This is what colonial/state oppression looks like. As far as anarchist are concerned they are one and the same, the state oppresses its own people, the colonial empire oppress other peoples. In China they have this lovely grey area...
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brainbomb (474 D)
23 May 17 UTC
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Why is Terrorism the only time people feel a visceral response?
I noticed recently there was an incident where a man crashed his car into multiple people injuring many and killing someone. But because it was not terrorism, people did not seem motivated in the same manner against alcoholism as they would have if he were a terrorist. If he had indeed been from any Muslim country at all, and also under the influence of alcohol, one has to wonder if people would just automatically assume it was a terror plot.
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Hauta (1618 D (S))
22 May 17 UTC
American reporter arrested for asking questions to Trump HHS Secretary
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/10/business/media/reporter-arrested-tom-price.html

Freedom of the press is an integral part of the 1st amendment. Just wondering how rightwing media handled or ignored this story about Dan Heyman, the reporter that was arrested for asking persistent questions to Tom Price, HHS Secretary.
54 replies
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JECE (1322 D)
11 May 17 UTC
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On how PPSC scoring does not encourage players to throw games
In our recent discussion (threadID=1432961), many mods and fellow pillars of the community claimed that when you have two Great Powers in a game that have between 12 and 16 supply centers, one of these Great Powers has a (D) points-incentive to throw the game. I disagreed and this puzzled my fellow users, but only Lethologica took the bait when I explained my position. Here it is again:
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Oztra (30 D X)
25 Mar 17 UTC
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Bump
Because I'm a new pleb, I'm not sure what bump means.
I've been seeing people use it a lot, and am unsure of the context and meaning behind this phrase
133 replies
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carder007s.com (0 D X)
23 May 17 UTC
Buy CC, Cvv , dumps Fullz of all countries
Buy CC, Cvv , dumps Fullz of all countries
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Volmort (100 D)
22 May 17 UTC
Coast passing
Hi I have a question, can I move from mid-atlantic see to North Africa and next turn attack Tunis?

Or its prevented by coastal issues?
5 replies
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CommanderByron (869 D (S))
20 May 17 UTC
Gauging Interest: Econ-Dip
See Inside
31 replies
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