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CommanderByron (619 D Mod (S))
06 Jun 17 UTC
Civil Disobedience
Since I can't comment on the SoW in anyway apparently even expressing disdain for a lack of commentary. I thought, hell the rules don't say I can't make a second thread to talk about times you've been let down or disappointed.
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Jacob63831 (160 D)
30 May 17 UTC
Give me your "best" puns
The best ones PUNish the people who read it
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Hauta (1482 D (S))
02 Jun 17 UTC
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Will America ever realize the German Dream?
The average German citizen enjoys good healthcare and a high standard of living. The average American is struggling.
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Ogion (3943 D)
04 Jun 17 UTC
You and I think something is wrong. Republicans would think that's a feature not a big.
Hauta (1482 D (S))
04 Jun 17 UTC
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@Ogion, ain't Lviv in Ukraine?
Ogion (3943 D)
04 Jun 17 UTC
Apparently my phone thinks it's in Germany.
steephie22 (182 D (S))
04 Jun 17 UTC
"It's not the same rate because the prices of goods and services in the countries differ, thus the need for the PPP."

I understand the confusion, but IIRC, the person who wrote about those 'hourly wages' took your PPP data and divided it by the amount of hours worked in each country. So PPP is taken into account. Of course, one could debate whether he should be looking at average hours or median hours.
Wusti (961 D)
04 Jun 17 UTC
I'm Australian and happy to be. I give no fucks about your rankings, aint nowhere on earth better to live than Australia - fuck Switzerland - its too cold.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
04 Jun 17 UTC
@Wusti, can you imagine a place (which doesn't necessarily exist currently) which is better than australia?
Ogion (3943 D)
04 Jun 17 UTC
Voltaire would be pleased
orathaic (1009 D (B))
04 Jun 17 UTC
Voltaire? Care to elaborate?
Ogion (3943 D)
04 Jun 17 UTC
Width is a veritable Professor Pangloss, telling a young Candide that australia is the best of all possible worlds. And I use "pleased" sarcastically.
slypups (1639 D)
05 Jun 17 UTC
$1300 per household for healthcare in 2004 is ridiculously outdated (and incorrect). According to this source, it was closer to $6300 per person in 2004: http://data.worldbank.org/indicator/SH.XPD.PCAP?locations=US. Where did you get that magical $1300 number? In addition you can't use that 2004 costs for 2017 - healthcare costs have been increasing dramatically in that timeframe.

I still think those wage rate calculations are fair: "Americans get $14.90/hour and Germans $14.83/hour." Those numbers are based on the PPP stats you gave. The only addition is the average hours worked per year, which is likely a Gaussian distribution among the populace, so it's reasonable to divide median PPP by average hours to get a "median wage rate." And since that is before considering the significant disparity in health care costs, that shows Germans are better off using your own PPP numbers. If you stop trying to distort the numbers to prove your position, it's clear that Germans are better off on average. That's not surprising though given the large number of poor immigrants that have joined the US population in many of the past years - I'm guessing this is a larger number as a percentage of US population than in Germany, and that brings down the US PPP. Still, it's not like you can ignore this by saying those people don't count.
Ogion (3943 D)
05 Jun 17 UTC
Actually, Germany has taken in a ton of people for Yugoslavia, Africa and the Middle East, so the foreign born population of the US came in at 13.7% in 2015, and Germany's was 12.6% in 2016. So, that doesn't even explain it. (Also a lot of America's poor are native. ).
Ogion (3943 D)
05 Jun 17 UTC
And of course, we would be spared the massive death toll from polkutions and guns that Americans volunteer. Just look, today Clownie McClownface is tweeting that he wishes the terrorists had guns so they could have killed dozens on people in London and not just seven. Typical American attitude
Ogion (3943 D)
05 Jun 17 UTC
"Pollution", and "volunteer for."
The Germans have a German Chancellor Angela Merkel (pardon the spelling if it's incorrect) who is what a true Diplomat in a democracy should be. She doesn't need to use Twitter to become a reputable politician. Merkel helped Germany s economy improve and stay good since the tear down of the Berlin Wall.

In Germany s history at the end of world War one and two (pre and post Hitler) they were a country that had a struggling economy... however today they have bailed at least 3 countries out of bankruptcy... one was greece where they were bailed out by Germany 3 times.

America can become "Great Again" if they pay off their National Debt and incorporate social welfare programs that give people access to affordable health care and a fair cost for people who want to obtain a post secondary education.
In a political street fight Donald Trump would get wrecked by Angela Merkel.
MajorMitchell (984 D)
05 Jun 17 UTC
Well I'm glad I am Australian but as a hypothetical, if i had to make a choice between Germany and the USA the only advantage the USA offers is that it's easier to flee to Canada from the USA than it is from Germany. Germany wins easily, in a USA or Germany choice.
MajorMitchell (984 D)
05 Jun 17 UTC
Commander Thomas mentions Germany's post ww2 parlous state and it's modern economic strength, the "self interested" philanthropy of the USA's Marshall program deserves a mention, even if it was a long time ago now, at least as a kick starter..but the credit for where the German nation is now rests with the German people.
Ogion (3943 D)
05 Jun 17 UTC
Ironically, the hugely successful Marshall plan is something there is no way the US would do today. It'd be "America First" and a recipe for another big war in Europe
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
05 Jun 17 UTC
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_foreign_aid
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
05 Jun 17 UTC
And...

https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/08/foreign-aid-these-countries-are-the-most-generous/

Never mind the hard power we project with military installations overseas.
Ogion (3943 D)
05 Jun 17 UTC
Yep. The US isn't anywhere to be seen at a paltry 0.16% of GNI. Sweden hits nearly ten times that


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ishirkmywork (1265 D)
05 Jun 17 UTC
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This is not a complaint -- just observing
What are people's thoughts on the effects on player behavior when operating under Sum-of-Squares scoring? I feel like I've noticed an increase in land grabbing and selfish alliance play when using this scoring. It has been more difficult to convince an ally with more centers to spread the wealth for a stronger, mutual alliance. Agree?
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yavuzovic (284 D)
04 Jun 17 UTC
webdiplomacy.com?????
We can enter vdiplomacy from vdiplomacy.com or vdiplomacy.net . But if we write webdiplomacy.com , we will see something about domains. Webdiplomacy.com is for sale. This pages URL is we..cy.net. What is these domains and what is we..cy.com?
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Scrub (241 D)
04 Jun 17 UTC
Fleet Builds Only
So I was chilling in bed the other day when I got this idea. I started a game on the standard map, cause I thought it would be interesting. I know that Austria-Hungary would get screwed but I was just wondering what the strategies would be.
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UmbrellaLover (100 D)
23 May 17 UTC
Guide for 17 player map?
Hello, I'm thinking about joining a 17 person map, but I have no clue if there are any strategies for this sort of thing. Everything that I've found so far, unless super general, relates to the 7 country map. Are there any guides or tips you could give me so that I'm more prepared for this map? Thanks!
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swagdaddy69 (100 D)
05 Jun 17 UTC
Live Game this afternoon
Hi guys hoping to get a live game going Tuesday afternoon. Here is the game link

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=200053
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Randomizer (100 D)
04 Jun 17 UTC
Not taking the draw
What do players think when everyone wants to draw except the player with the least units?
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CAPT Brad (40 D X)
01 Jun 17 UTC
Covfefe
Is this a new SNAFU or BOHICA?
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CommanderByron (619 D Mod (S))
02 Jun 17 UTC
Interesting thought
If you have a cell phone type the word : "Diplomacy"
Then keep hitting your phones first suggestion until your message loops. Interesting to see how long/short or varied peoples lists will be.
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Oztra (30 D X)
31 May 17 UTC
What do people do outside of webDip?
Do people actually have lives outside of this game? What do people actually pursue with their existence? Who has the worst job? All of these burning questions, just waiting to be answered.
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brainbomb (474 D)
31 May 17 UTC
Trump pulls out
It appears the days where America cared about polar bears, rising sea levels, emissions, and trying to be a leader in changing our dying planet.... has all come to an end. RIP Earth.
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leon1122 (211 D)
03 Jun 17 UTC
Interesting thought
If you have a cell phone type the word : "President"
Then hit the first suggestion and press submit.
Interesting to who everyone's most talked-about President is.
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captainmeme (844 D Mod)
29 May 17 UTC
WebDiplomacy Survivor - Final Tribal Council
35 days ago, 21 castaways begun their journey in the webDiplomacy version of the famous reality game show. Now, only three - Balki Bartokomous, DemonOverlord, Fluminator - remain, and all have fought tooth and nail to make it this far.

The final victor will be decided by eleven of the players they voted out, and this is their opportunity to sway votes their way. Welcome to Final Tribal.
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CAPT Brad (40 D X)
03 Jun 17 UTC
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Colleges Celebrate Diversity With Separate Commencements
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/02/us/black-commencement-harvard.html?hp&action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=photo-spot-region&region=top-news&WT.nav=top-news&_r=0
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PhoenixFeathers13 (100 D)
03 Jun 17 UTC
2 Players needed
Help! We need two more players for a fun unranked game! http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=199852
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swagdaddy69 (100 D)
02 Jun 17 UTC
Interest in playing a live game this afternoon
Trying to get a live game going 5 minute turn. Willing to draw or pause whenever.
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Valis2501 (1915 D (G))
02 Jun 17 UTC
And here's the weather
https://weather.com/
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Clownie (295 D)
02 Jun 17 UTC
Supporting others against your own unit
I'll be circumspect about the description, for obvious reasons (game's ongoing, in case it wasn't sufficiently obvious). See below.
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LeonWalras (402 D)
02 Jun 17 UTC
Autocomplete public press
Basically the idea is to provide you with a centre so we can work together. The only press is public commitment to attack Italy. Every sentence may be in Gascony and the other games. The rest is autocompleted to find out what kind of player is required.
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CommanderByron (619 D Mod (S))
01 Jun 17 UTC
Most offensive thread.
See inside.
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CommanderByron (619 D Mod (S))
01 Jun 17 UTC
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Should this thread be locked?
See inside.
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Hellenic Riot (1574 D (G))
02 Jun 17 UTC
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June GR Published
https://sites.google.com/site/phpdiplomacytournaments/theghost-ratingslist
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Jamiet99uk (46 D)
01 Jun 17 UTC
America doesn't care about Earth
Fuck you, Trump. Fuck you, every cunt who voted for him. America is a force for evil. You need to be fucking obliterated.
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brainbomb (474 D)
01 Jun 17 UTC
Official Greatest Food Tournament Thread
See inside oven for details...
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CptMike (3577 D)
25 May 17 UTC
Survey - Diplomacy boardgame
I was just wondering... 100 % of us play on webDiplomacy.net. But how many of us have the boardgame, with the wooden blocks for the armies and boats... ?
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Valis2501 (1915 D (G))
24 May 17 UTC
webDiplomacy F2F tournament in MA, USA
We're only 4 months out from Boston Massacre folks, so now is the time to start making plans! If you're even remotely interested, please reach out to me so I can persuade you. And if you're very interested, go to www.BostonMassacreDiplomacy.com to register!
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CommanderByron (619 D Mod (S))
01 Jun 17 UTC
"Trump pulls out" thread innuendo masked as title
The thread regarding trump leaving the Paris accords. Could be viewed very much as a slighted innuendo of Trumps past. He has been accused of some sketchy things. Discuss.
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Jacob63831 (160 D)
30 May 17 UTC
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Don't click on this
Really just don't
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