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Hauta (1598 D (S))
18 Jul 17 UTC
End Russia Sanctions Now?
Tillerson has already said wrt the election meddling that it is time to move forward. Why not go all out and just get rid of sanctions altogether? At the least, couldn't Trump just turn a blind eye to violations of the sanctions (Magnitsky Act) and return the 2 spy compounds? Who's gonna stop him?
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Help Austria - Gavrilo Princip thread
Dear Webdipers, Austria, the land of Freud, Mozzart and some people that dont like being treated racialy insufficiant is being to weak on this map. Please, write your ideas on how to make this proud empire be played more succesfull.
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brainbomb (62 D)
09 Jul 17 UTC
I am still upset at the 1998 Academy Awards
How did Shakespeare in Love win best picture instead of Saving Private Ryan.
brainbomb (62 D)
09 Jul 17 UTC
Shakespeare in Love was basically a well dressed soft core porn with a weak plot.
Jeff Kuta (2081 D)
09 Jul 17 UTC
Goop
diplomat61 (594 D)
09 Jul 17 UTC
Very witty though
Jamiet99uk (60 D)
09 Jul 17 UTC
Saving Private Ryan is overblown, too long, and relies too much on patriotism and hubris. It's a 7/10 film. Okay, and worth watching once, but not particularly great or classic.
TrPrado (372 D)
09 Jul 17 UTC
Did you even watch it?
brainbomb (62 D)
09 Jul 17 UTC
Jamie - while its campy - kinda feel good; its so much better and rewatchable of a movie than Shakespeare in love. Im struggling to think of the other movies which lost but I know that was the same year Thin Red Line was also up for best picture. Also a way way better film than shakespeare in love.

It was like Elizabeth, Thin Red Line, Saving Private Ryan, Shakespeare in love and other movie. Realistically that was 4th best movie in that list AT BEST
cspieker (8632 D)
09 Jul 17 UTC
OK how about 1980 Academy Awards
Kramer vs Kramer wins over

All That Jazz
Apocalypse Now
Breaking Away
Norma Rae

So Kramer v Kramer easily 4th there. I didn't see Norma Rae, so maybe 5th.
ishirkmywork (877 D)
10 Jul 17 UTC
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Don't forget bb, Crash won best picture. The academy awards are shit. Don't take it seriously.
TrPrado (372 D)
10 Jul 17 UTC
Suicide Squad won an Oscar. I think we all have something to be upset about at some point.
MajorMitchell (986 D)
10 Jul 17 UTC
I don't regard Saving Private Ryan as being significantly better than Memphis Belle, Schindler's List, or the recent Fury wjth Brad Pitt or the earlier 1970's Battle of Britain ( other ww2 movies made around the same time, compared to ww2 movies made in the 1950's.. The weakest ww2 movie of recent times was, imho, Inglorious bastards.
Jamiet99uk (60 D)
10 Jul 17 UTC
*basterds
TrPrado (372 D)
10 Jul 17 UTC
I don't usually consider Inglorious Basterds when I think of WWII films. It's intentionally inaccurate. I think it fits more along the lines of the rest of Tarantino's work than with any of the likes of Saving Private Ryan or Schindler's List or anything else.
brainbomb (62 D)
10 Jul 17 UTC
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Am I the only person who liked Crash? It was more fun to watch than Brokeback...

Collateral was great too.
Kubrick (891 D)
11 Jul 17 UTC
The best film of 1998 was Out Of Sight. Best Picture rarely goes to the best picture.
brainbomb (62 D)
11 Jul 17 UTC
Ive not seen it.
brainbomb (62 D)
11 Jul 17 UTC
TrPrado... Fury with Brad Pitt is a completely diff WW2 film than inglorious... inglorious bastards was definetely not best picture worthy. It was cornier than django... which is saying alot
brainbomb (62 D)
11 Jul 17 UTC
Fury is an insanely good film. Start to finish badass. It was marred by controversy bevause they filmed a tank battle on remembrance day in rural UK. Locals got very upset at hearing explosions and the pomposity of film crews disrupting the peace. Ppl felt it was disrespectful.
MajorMitchell (986 D)
15 Jul 17 UTC
I forgot about another few great" war movies..." Oh, What a Lovely War" directed by Sir Richard Attenborough, with a stellar cast and production company, "The Iron Cross", directed by Sam Peckinpah and " The Tin Drum". The corniest Ww2 movie.."Dive Bomber" starring Errol Flynn..as a doctor, and the constant smoking of cigarettes by doctors and patients is a scream.
MajorMitchell (986 D)
15 Jul 17 UTC
And of course.. "Catch 22" another good satire
Bladerunners (1151 D)
15 Jul 17 UTC
I remember Out of SIght - George Clooney and Jennifer Lopez - that was fun.
Kubrick (891 D)
15 Jul 17 UTC
Stanley Kubrick made a number of excellent war movies. Indeed, my handle is based on the connection between a great Kubrick film -- Paths Of Glory -- and Diplomacy.
CAPT Brad (1884 D (B))
15 Jul 17 UTC
How did Shakespeare in Love win best picture instead of Saving Private Ryan.

The whole academy system is flawed. I mean Life Is Beautiful also lost. And if you don't think the whole thing is rigged. See how the awards went. Best pic: Shakespeare; Best director: Spielberg; Best actor: Benigni. Obviously they wanted to give everyone best picture, and when millenals make up the majority of voters they will start having co-winners.

I agree with the bomb, this was a sham, just like Hollywood.
TrPrado (372 D)
15 Jul 17 UTC
"when millenals make up the majority of voters they will start having co-winners."

No
ILN (125 D)
15 Jul 17 UTC
Dark blue world is a great WW2 movie imo. If you haven't watched it please do its worth seeing.
CAPT Brad (1884 D (B))
16 Jul 17 UTC
Kubrick: Dr. Strangelove and 2001. nuff said
MajorMitchell (986 D)
16 Jul 17 UTC
Where's the bon bons & pizza ?
MajorMitchell (986 D)
17 Jul 17 UTC
Thanks ILN for the suggestion, I've been to my local public library and asked about the movie "Dark Blue World", they did a computer search and found a DVD copy in another public library, and have put in a request on my behalf and it will be sent to my local public library for me to borrow.
Kubrick (891 D)
18 Jul 17 UTC
It's not rigged. It's just stupid people making stupid decisions. We Americans excel at being stupid.
CAPT Brad (1884 D (B))
18 Jul 17 UTC
Looking forward to 'Dunkirk' coming out thursday


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VashtaNeurotic (1152 D)
04 Jul 17 UTC
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Official (Council Approved) Mafia XXX Sign Up Thread
See below for details.
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BrownPaperTiger (508 D)
12 Jul 17 UTC
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Ready up already...
Why is there always that someone in a GB game that will not ready up?
I get that sometimes folks are travelling or away from connections, but seriously.... why is it _you_....Every Damned Phase?
Am I missing something, or is it just poor form?
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brainbomb (62 D)
17 Jul 17 UTC
Do Republicans think that reason is good or bad?
There seems to be debate on the right about whether reason is to be trusted or not. (The left is uniformly suspicious of spurrious argument). I'm seeing Republican lawmakers being skeptical about using reason but rightwing media seems fine with it
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trip (171 D (B))
07 Jul 17 UTC
Lusthog Gunboat
Anyone interested in a few games? 50ish points, 36hr, all the other standard gunboat options. Open to anyone who doesnt have a lot of CDs and resigns.

Lusthog is a gunboat varient where you can't vote to draw until the board stalemates.
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Hellenic Riot (1533 D Mod (G))
11 Jul 17 UTC
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July GR Published
https://sites.google.com/site/phpdiplomacytournaments/theghost-ratingslist
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CommanderByron (654 D (S))
16 Jul 17 UTC
Help.
How do you deal with unprovoked verbal violence in a game. I know it isn't against a site rules. But if I mute a player will it mute them in a game thread?
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ubercacher16 (238 D)
17 Jul 17 UTC
Join?
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=202092

Live, bet 5.
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yavuzovic (150 D)
15 Jul 17 UTC
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Homelands
If i lose my home SCs, and i take different SC's. Can i build?
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trip (171 D (B))
16 Jul 17 UTC
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Mods
Please check your email. Thanks.
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lazynomad (227 D)
15 Jul 17 UTC
Wings: Air Force rules variant for Diplomacy
This diplomacy variant introduces rules for using air force units (wings).
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SantaClausowitz (360 D)
15 Jul 17 UTC
Strategy games on regular laptops
I'm laptop shopping and I'm hearing that the new- mid range laptops can't play games, even strategy games, is this true?
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Valis2501 (3591 D (G))
16 Jul 17 UTC
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DNC RIGGED LOSERS FINALS
SHOULDA BEEN HBOX
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faded box (100 D)
15 Jul 17 UTC
Rocket League
Anyone else addicted to this game?
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faded box (100 D)
15 Jul 17 UTC
Live
Live anyone?
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TiconderogaHB (227 D)
15 Jul 17 UTC
Replacement Persia needed
Public Press Only Ancient Mediteranean
gameID=201578
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brainbomb (62 D)
11 Jul 17 UTC
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Webdip Conservatives have convinced me my world view is flawed.
I have decided to become a Republican and a Libertarian because the arguments made on this forum have convinced me the Democrat party is no better than the pro-slavery radicals of the 1860's. I have learned that tax cuts for the wealthy, deportations, and putting business and moneymaking ahead of health of US citizenry is paramount
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umbletheheep (169 D)
15 Jul 17 UTC
New Classic Game Starting in 20min.
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=201859
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Valis2501 (3591 D (G))
11 Jul 17 UTC
Donald Trump Jr's emails released.
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/07/11/us/politics/document-Donaldtrumpjr.html?_r=0
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brainbomb (62 D)
13 Jul 17 UTC
Texas law allows open carry of Swords
Starting in September, finally - true American potential is acheived. We can now carry swords into work/battle/recess/village inn ect. https://www.google.com/amp/www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/07/11/texas-law-will-allow-open-carry-knives-swords.amp.html
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swordsman3003 (9797 D (G))
10 Jul 17 UTC
Top gunboaters game
Could we get enough interest to get a game going? I want only to invite players ranked in the top 50 (ghostratings or points).
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Smokey Gem (168 D)
10 Jul 17 UTC
Users: Logged on:75 - Playing:1712 - Registered:87165
Are there really 87165 registere players ..and 77000 odd games completed. That leave 1712 playing currently in so Im no accountant but those numbers seem a bit out of whack..

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Hauta (1598 D (S))
12 Jul 17 UTC
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It is always darkest before the dawn
Given the Don Jr. revelations, this might seem like a bleak time for the Republicans, but if they can wait out the media coverage without breaking rank they will be have saved Trump. There is no larger shoe yet to drop and it will be morning in America again.
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Hellenic Riot (1533 D Mod (G))
13 Jul 17 UTC
Replacement Russia Needed
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Jamiet99uk (60 D)
13 Jul 17 UTC
China has a TELEPORTER
This is fascinating news:

http://time.com/4854718/quantum-entanglement-teleport-space/
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brainbomb (62 D)
05 Jul 17 UTC
Why shouldnt North Dakota have a nuclear weapons programme?
The US has nuclear weapons. We got silos and shit all over Montana/ND and SD. Who are we to say that North Dakota is not entitled to secede and have their own nuclear arsenal?
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JamesYanik (548 D)
12 Jul 17 UTC
Digital forums and free speech
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-40577858

i think we all understand the implications of this: twitter is a digital forum open to the public, but it's also privately operated and it has set rules. the decision on this case is going to have sweeping effects on the internet and internal law alike
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LeonWalras (665 D)
12 Jul 17 UTC
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Webdip Conservatives have convinced me my world is flawed.
I had always suspected it might be.
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