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Ogion (4263 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
Conservatives' edumacated people iz so stooped thread
We get it. You hate smart people and those who have made the effort to educate themselves. Scientists and scholars are so elite and are all prize idiots and are nothing compared to the brilliance of high school drop outs from the "heartland".
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KansasBoyd (25 D X)
29 Aug 17 UTC
University Professor fired over tweet
A University of Tampa Sociology professor was fired after tweeting Hurricane Harvey was karma for Texas for voting for Trump.

KansasBoyd (25 D X)
29 Aug 17 UTC
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How very classy.

Yet the mainstream, mostly liberal, media continues to push the false narrative that many have been brainwashed with that only the alt right is hateful, violent and racist.

There is hate, violence and racism on all sides these days, but to point that out gets nothing but scorn from the liberals no matter how true it is.

Nothing will get solved until everyone realizes that the above is true.
Tom Bombadil (4196 D (G))
29 Aug 17 UTC
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Of course.

I mean, there are dollars in my bank account as well as dollars in Warren Buffett's bank account. Doesn't mean we have the same amount of money.
brainbomb (284 D)
29 Aug 17 UTC
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I mean... Louisiana voted for GW Bush... and they got Katrina. Its a dumb thing to tweet. If anything its Karma for settling a massive city in a low lying area along a gulf coast.

But there is no correlation between voting trump and deserving your life to be destroyed. This wouldve happened regardless of who was president.

So he defo deserves to be fired or reprimanded for saying something that stupid when he represents a major educational institution
brainbomb (284 D)
29 Aug 17 UTC
Why on earth would there be any correlation between who you vote for and natural disasters happening to you?

Realistically even someone who hates Trumps climate policies has to admit that China and India and producing tons more Emissions. Yea his policies are bullshit but hardly the proven cause of Harvey. Youd have to invent some pretty absurdist psuedo science to link trumps policies to causing a hurricane to form.

Unless

*tinfoil theory* Trump fired up HARPER storm generator in alaska and targeted Texas so he could have a real crisis to look Presidential during*?
slypups (1889 D)
29 Aug 17 UTC
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Really? Can we fire Trump for his tweets?

I agree with brainbomb - if anything, this is karma for settling in a city at low elevation near the coast in a historical hurricane zone. It was bound to happen at some point, although climate change factors may have increased the risk or made it worse.
I live in coastal California myself, and I expect a "karma" hit of an earthquake at some point in my life. I just hope it's not too bad and I come out of it ok with my loved ones - that's the price for living in this beautiful area. Which doesn't explain why you would choose to live in or near Houston...
Deeply_Dippy (458 D)
29 Aug 17 UTC
Over here n the UK, Trump is getting credit for handling Harvey better than GWB dealt with Katrina.

Although it pains me to say it, Trump's management style probably quite suits itself to dealing with emergency situations.

Maybe that's why he seems so intent on generating as many as possible.
brainbomb (284 D)
29 Aug 17 UTC
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How hard is it to show up. Help constituents. And pony up the relief money. Its not like hes out there putting down sandbags. It doesnt take much to be better than Bush. With all respect to Trump, Bush was the worst president in Anerican history. He couldnt even show up to New Orleans for almost a week. By the time he got there the place was rat infested, flooded, tons of looting, people trapped in the superdome and bush said

"Yer doing a heck of a job here brownie"
KansasBoyd (25 D X)
29 Aug 17 UTC
And this is exactly why no progress is being made and there is more division in this country than I can remember.

The point of a liberal spewing hate and ignorance is ignored in favor of any excuse to further the hate against the President and the Right.
KansasBoyd (25 D X)
29 Aug 17 UTC
I'm muting my own thread lol
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
29 Aug 17 UTC
Karma, karma, karma chameleon. Oh boy George!
Randomizer (50 D)
29 Aug 17 UTC
It's still too early to tell whether this is as Trump said the model for dealing with disasters or the model to avoid. Almost all the work has been done by Texas agencies and not FEMA.

Right now people are being told to file lawsuits over insurance claims before September 1 when the new Texas law takes effect making it harder to get paid and at a lower interest rate.

Congress isn't going to provide disaster relief money until officially asked.

Texas Senator Ted Cruz is among Republicans who have previously insisted that aid for natural disasters be offset by spending cuts.
Ogion (4263 D)
29 Aug 17 UTC
Fired? That's extreme. Then again I guess those pastors who say every bad thing in California is God's punishment don't work at universities

If there is karma, it'd be for being obstinate about dealing with carbon emissions.
ND (879 D)
29 Aug 17 UTC
good glad that sicko was fired
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
30 Aug 17 UTC
As far as "wacko reasons for this event happening" we could look to those wacky westboro religious fanatics, who might claim this is "God's punishment" for the incremental moves to give the GLBT community equal rights in the USA.
Getting to the original question posed in this thread. I am interested in how the Chinese Communist Party is evolving in the way it rules China. They've moved on from the "cult of a Great Leader" model used by Mao, and in some ways have become a "meritocracy of autocrats", albeit with imperfections.
I think the rulers of China clearly put China's interests as they perceive them, first and foremost. However they seem to be quite willing to "listen seriously" to their Scientists and Engineers, and give the advice of that community significant influence in policy decisions. Which I regard as "good", for China, and perhaps also for the " global community ".
At some cost to individual freedom, the Chinese rulers can dictate "social engineering solutions", can enforce policy implementation more effectively than a disfunctional and bitterly divisive democracy like the USA.
There's a huge Chinese " transportation project " in it's formative stages..a railway project mainly, aimed at building the capacity to transport bulk freight West from China to the Middle East and Europe. I am wondering just how they will "power those freight trains" and speculate that it won't be with diesel derived from crude oil. It might be with "bio fuel" or electricity.. and if it's electricity, then how will it be generated ? The way China generates electrical power is really interesting. They've clearly realised that burning coal innefeciently is not a viable long term method.
With it's billions of people, China has a huge stake in avoiding environmental catastrophe. The Chinese people won't reward rulers who fail to ensure their collective safety and well being.
MajorMitchell (1033 D)
30 Aug 17 UTC
Oops..wrong thread..LoL
brainbomb (284 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
I feel like the truer form of karma may be visiting this guy soon. Holy ballsacks
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
07 Sep 17 UTC
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oh he was a visiting assistant professor.

silly man! everyone knows you don't post that kind of shit until you have tenure


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acamer4 (1022 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
oh no!
now that it's about to be canceled is it safe to post gameID=204936 on the forum and speculate wildly about who was cheating??
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The Ambassador (159 D)
06 Sep 17 UTC
Latest podcast episode: interview with Captainmeme
Hi webDippers

In the latest podcast episode of DiplomacyGames we interview Captainmeme, talk about how to create a Dip variant and introduce a new segment: Pet Peeves, which I'll post separately on.
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jengamaster (1789 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
Biggest game of all time?
Would it be appropriate/allowable to have commentary on the biggest game of all time? I ask because it is an anon gunboat game. But it seems like the type of game people could learn from like school of war.
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jengamaster (1789 D)
07 Sep 17 UTC
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Three build Turkey or Four Build Russia in 01
Have you ever seen this rare beast in a game that was not marred by NMR? If so, how did it come to pass? And how well did that country do in the long run?
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peterwiggin (15136 D Mod (S))
06 Sep 17 UTC
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Mod team personnel announcement
Socrates Dissatisfied has decided to step down from the moderator team. Please join me in thanking him for his service.

Szpoti has agreed to join the mod team. Please join me in thanking him for his dedication to the site and willingness to volunteer.
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captainmeme (924 D Mod)
06 Sep 17 UTC
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Diplomacy PSA
https://gfycat.com/ShimmeringUnsteadyHamadryas
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Oztra (30 D X)
03 Sep 17 UTC
San Francisco reccomendations
I'll be going to the US western seaboard in the next few weeks and am looking to do a fair amount of sightseeing while there. Anyone have recommendations for can't miss sights/experiences? (let the sarcasm...and hopefully 1 or 2 useful suggestions...abound)
legit tho
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Shenguin (268 D)
05 Sep 17 UTC
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Ghost Ratings and CD Takeovers
Do the Ghost Ratings include games where the player takes over a CD? If a player regularly takes over CDs in a more or less hopeless position does it effectively screw up the player's ghost rating?

And, finally, why do I keep taking over hopeless CDs and should I seek professional help?
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spacecadet (329 D)
05 Sep 17 UTC
the odd man out - strategy question
so i got a strategy question for everyone:
the way i see it, 80% of games take the same route:
there is one odd man out which is attacked by the 2 others.
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Hellenic Riot (1619 D (G))
04 Sep 17 UTC
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September GR Published
https://sites.google.com/site/phpdiplomacytournaments/theghost-ratingslist

All +1's are welcome as usual :)
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trip (462 D (B))
27 Aug 17 UTC
France vs Austria
A set of friendlies if anyone is interested. 85% RR to go.
gameID=205274
gameID=205277
gameID=205276
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Smokey Gem (184 D)
06 Sep 17 UTC
Voice to Text Sftware.
Hi all I need to do lots of notes and driving for my work.
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Mintyboy4 (100 D)
05 Sep 17 UTC
Is it against the rules to tell somebody you've voted draw in hidden draw votes?
As written in the title.
Been a while since I've actively played the site. Few things have changed.
Just wanted to make sure.
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Thucydides (869 D (B))
30 Aug 17 UTC
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Are you people still on this fucken web site
Yes I'm still alive. My family in Houston evacuated. Everything is fine. Climate change is real. I'm still an anarchist. Suck it.
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slypups (1889 D)
04 Sep 17 UTC
Looking for substitute for Pairs game
Interesting concept game here - players are paired on the Modern Diplomacy II map. Unfortunately, we're about to lose one player (game currently paused) and might lose another, although we hope he's able to return. So looking for one more - more details follow...
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spacecadet (329 D)
04 Sep 17 UTC
suspected cheating
hello everyone!
i suspect cheating in a recent game. id like to contact a mod about it.
rather not give any details and speak to a mod directly.
anyone has any idea how i get in touch with one?
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Obbergruppenfuhrer (110 D)
31 Aug 17 UTC
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Talking to other Players
Just wondering what other people think about how to communicate to other players. Some players go over the top and just write way to much, in my opinion. On the other hand there are people, like me, who keep it direct and to the point. Which way is best?
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chluke (8555 D (G))
04 Sep 17 UTC
Biggest Game of All Time
I've been asked to help try to launch the "Biggest Game of All Time" one more time. This time you don't need a password to join, but you do need 4,500 points! Gunboat, 48hrs, Anon, DSS, HDV:
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=205586
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jmo1121109 (3802 D Mod)
29 Aug 17 UTC
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England Recommendations
I'll be working in the UK for the next few months and am looking to do a fair amount of sightseeing while there. Anyone have recommendations for can't miss sights/experiences? (let the sarcasm...and hopefully 1 or 2 useful suggestions...abound)
40 replies
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Maltir (125 D)
25 Aug 17 UTC
Map Question
What is that big black spot between Munic, Piedmont, and Burgundy?
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ubercacher16 (259 D)
25 Aug 17 UTC
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Question Thread
Ask your questions! I, and hopefully others, will most likely be able to answer them.
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Hamilton Brian (741 D (B))
31 Aug 17 UTC
Thread for the cancelled game "Seriously this time. Do talk. A lot..."
Here's our chance for the big reveal.
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CAPT Brad (40 D X)
03 Sep 17 UTC
Post Your Live Games Here
This is the the thread to post all and any live games!! Third time is the charm!!!
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Live game needs 3!
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=205600
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ubercacher16 (259 D)
01 Sep 17 UTC
Live Med?
http://www.webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=205582
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Player finder for live games
Just hoping to find some players to play live games with
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CAPT Brad (40 D X)
28 Aug 17 UTC
Fake News! The Hype is a Ruse!!
this gameID=205041 billed as the biggest pot will never happen!!!
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CAPT Brad (40 D X)
31 Aug 17 UTC
What Would JamietUK or Krellin Do or Say?
Enough about WWJD or What Yoda would say. What could the commentary of our recently departed members be?
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