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Scrub (241 D)
13 Jun 17 UTC
Poop
Post Poop
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
12 Jun 17 UTC
Medical marjuana and crime
http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ecoj.12521/full

Study found reduced crime rates in counties near the mexican border.
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thatwasawkward (4384 D (B))
12 Jun 17 UTC
Conspiracy
Anybody tried "Conspiracy" on Android? Looks like a pretty decent mobile implementation of Dip.

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.badfrog.conspiracy.app
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Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
13 Jun 17 UTC
The Right Wing Media is Politically Correct
https://www.cjr.org/criticism/political-correctness-journalism.php

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VashtaNeurotic (639 D)
28 Apr 17 UTC
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Official Greatest Movie Tournament Thread
See details inside:
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diplomat61 (599 D)
12 Jun 17 UTC
Conditions for going CD
I am in a game gameID=[199096] that has just reached Spring 6. Someone has taken over Greece after it went into CD (so far, so good) but what I don't understand is that there were no missed orders. I thought there had to be a couple of periods NMR before CD.

Can anyone explain what has happened?
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brainbomb (474 D)
31 May 17 UTC
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Anything goes
This thread is to discuss anything other than mafia, survivor, or webdips greatest movie tourney decided by 12 people. Euthanasia, Infanticide, the Mormon Trail, Mitt Romney, Jared Kushner, MacroEconomics, Satan, Whether the Japanese killed people more angrily than Nazi's, whether homeless people can be helped, or even if global warming is a hoax by liberals to sell more dr pepper.
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Lewis (108 D)
12 Jun 17 UTC
Multiaccounting
xy4 has a multiaccount. His other account is Vladimir Putin, let's get him banned.
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Lewis (108 D)
12 Jun 17 UTC
Multiaccounting
xy4 is multiaccounting. His other account is Vladimir Putin, let's get him banned. If you know others that are multiaccounting report them.
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cb6000 (75 D (S))
11 Jun 17 UTC
Fleets only 3
Restart for existing players. P.w. boats3
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CommanderByron (569 D Mod (S))
08 Jun 17 UTC
*eggplant emoji*
gameID=200276
1.5 day phase
anon
FP / SoS
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brainbomb (474 D)
09 Jun 17 UTC
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Russia linked to removal of PPSC from webdip
According to testimony by Coomey, the Rushians may have influenced the mod things into getting rid of PPSC da best scoring system webdip ever had. Mod team has yet to respond but they have appointed Valis as special ambassador to the kremlin for webdip affairs. Expect back rubs and sandwiches.
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leon1122 (211 D)
08 Jun 17 UTC
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Comey Testimony Discussion Thread
Discuss.
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d-rock (650 D)
07 Jun 17 UTC
What's wrong with America (Empire4 that is)
California is just as inferior as Cuba.
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Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
07 Jun 17 UTC
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Kansas Ends Dumb Libertarian Tax Experiment
https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2017/6/7/15753510/kansas-brownback-tax-reform
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Ghostrating
Is game included in players Ghostrating if there is a CD in it?
What about the NMR?
I remember that there was some rule about the autumn04, but Im not sure.
Thanks!
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Ezio (713 D Mod)
08 Jun 17 UTC
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good nations to be taken over
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=200244
This game has multiple nations in fine position if anyone wants to take over for a CD.
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
06 Jun 17 UTC
A rogue state on the international stage
m.huffpost.com/us/entry/us_59318952e4b02478cb9aed6e?ncid=inblnkushpmg00000009

There she goes again...
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CommanderByron (569 D Mod (S))
07 Jun 17 UTC
Idea. For admins
Okay so we often get those people trying to sell passports. It should be the official policy that when mods lock those threads they link the donation page for the site before doing so.
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famiotradingspty (0 D X)
07 Jun 17 UTC
Buy Real Passports,Driver’s License,ID Cards,Visas (kenhiner600@yahoo.co.uk)
Buy Real Passports,Driver’s License,ID Cards,Visas, USA Green Card,Fake Money (kenhiner600@yahoo.co.uk)

Apply for real register Passport ,Visa,Driving License,ID CARDS,marriage certificates,diplomas etc for sell Guaranteed 24 hour passport,citizenship,Id cards,driver license,diplomas,degrees,certificates service available. Tourist and business visa services available to residents of all 50 states and all nationalities Worldwide.
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WyattS14 (100 D)
05 Jun 17 UTC
Using Scrubs idea for a game...
Let's make a classic game where only fleet builds are allowed!
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=200065
Password is boats
Full press game
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Mblock (100 D)
06 Jun 17 UTC
Play Diplo
Game starting tomorrow, looking for players. 10 hour turns. Link below

http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=200152
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Mblock (100 D)
06 Jun 17 UTC
PLAY DIPLO NOW
New game starting in 5 min, at 4pm. Looking for a few to join for a quick fun game.

Name is "PLAY DIPLIO NOW", link here http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=200151
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brainbomb (474 D)
03 Jun 17 UTC
Never give up
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=197304
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Volmort (90 D)
06 Jun 17 UTC
Queston about movement on coasts
Is movement like this possible:
Gulf of Lyon -> Spain -> portugal
And my seond question if Convoy see unit is attacked, is convoy still successful or convoyed unit just dont move?
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
31 May 17 UTC
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Criticism of Capitalism
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YMdIgGOYKhs

While i'm not entirely sure i'm a marxist, because i'm not entirely sure people should be paid 100% of what they produce (other people offer synergies to increase the value of what you produce) - i am onboard with the criticism that wealthy people have too much power in the system.
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CommanderByron (569 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 (1598 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 (4122 D)
04 Jun 17 UTC
You and I think something is wrong. Republicans would think that's a feature not a big.
Hauta (1598 D (S))
04 Jun 17 UTC
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@Ogion, ain't Lviv in Ukraine?
Ogion (4122 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 (782 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 (4122 D)
04 Jun 17 UTC
Voltaire would be pleased
orathaic (1009 D (B))
04 Jun 17 UTC
Voltaire? Care to elaborate?
Ogion (4122 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 (1620 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 (4122 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 (4122 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 (4122 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 (4122 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 (4122 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 (1498 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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