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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.
Ogion (3982 D)
12 Jun 17 UTC
Naturally. Relatively fewer white people = less crime. The US isn't sending us border states their best. Mostly murderers and rapists

Right?
Crazy Anglican (172 D)
12 Jun 17 UTC
I was curious so I did a cursory search of six or so articles. In general terms it is a multi-million dollar industry.

Politicians like it because it puts money into the state coffers ($127 million for Colorado last year)

Some point to a reduction in crime that is followed by an unexplained (and unexplainable) spike in violent crime (Alaska's crime rate has outstripped the US average since legalization of medical marijuana, but that could be caused by other factors).

Police complain that they cannot tell if the gummi bear on the dashboard is an edible form of marijuana or just candy. The technology to enforce the laws hasn't kept up, so that the promises that police can spend less time on marijuana and more time on other (more serious) crime hasn't happened.

Statistics at the present hasn't shown any really long term negative effects (aside from Colorado having the highest percentage of youth marijuana usage).


Both advocates and opponents seems to heavily propagandize and unsurprisingly that truth is somewhere in the middle. Legalizing marijuana has neither caused widespread hedonism nor has it ushered in a golden age.
Crazy Anglican (172 D)
12 Jun 17 UTC
Ugh my verbs aren't very agreeable today :-(

statistics haven't

and

both seem
Jeff Kuta (2066 D)
12 Jun 17 UTC
All I gotta say is smoke your wacky tobacky behind closed doors.
Crazy Anglican (172 D)
12 Jun 17 UTC
No need for closed doors here I don't smoke.
MajorMitchell (984 D)
13 Jun 17 UTC
Well in many years of security work in licensed premises, I've had and seen way more problems caused by punchy drunks on bourbon than potheads...dope smokers..biggest problem.. "WAKE UP mate, you can't sleep here.. Pizza ? Yes mate there's a pizza shop just up the street"
LeonWalras (247 D)
13 Jun 17 UTC
Not having to buy pot off criminals leads to less crime. Who would have thought?
orathaic (1009 D (B))
13 Jun 17 UTC
@Mitchel, it is very hard to accurately calculate the comparative harm done by different drugs when one is legal and the other illegal.

You have to work out usage first. I imagine legal use of alcohol is much higher than illegal usage of weed (at least in ireland). And this there is more damage being done - because of higher usage.

But calculating the damage to society (ie crime, plus injury to self, plus effect on businesses like what you described, plus effect on community involvement - be it in your family or local church or other voluntary group). You can calculate something like health impact on individuals on a per user basis - but you have to find all the users first. If you only find and count the sick users (alcoholics and/or smokers who suffer a smoking related illness) then you're going to miss the actual relative harm again. And weed being illegal makes it harder to get reliable statistics.

Obviously this is something where libertarians on the right can get together with social liberals (who believe in social freedoms) and small government conservatives. So not an entirely partisan issue - though in the past it seems to have been divided along Republican pro-law enforcement/Democratic pro-personal freedoms lines (though i suspect very few democratic candidates were willing, in the past, to come out with an anti law enforcement position).

Of course, i'm mostly spouting unsupported opinion there. And would love to be corrected and the details.


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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 (245 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 (0 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 (245 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 (714 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)
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WyattS14 (40 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 (245 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.
4 replies
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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
25 replies
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Hauta (1598 D (S))
02 Jun 17 UTC
(+1)
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.
51 replies
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ishirkmywork (1321 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 (254 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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