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Condescension (10 D X)
12 Oct 17 UTC
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Why are conservatives so bad at Diplomacy?
Is it the lack of intelligence? Ego over practicality? Naive self-interest? Inability to understand other perspectives? Poor social skills? Or some other factors?
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Yoyoyozo (98 D Mod)
06 Oct 17 UTC
Yoyoyozo's Open Gunboat Series
Hey I want to play some games but don't have the time for press. Therefore, I'm starting a gunboat series.
Sign up below:
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CommanderByron (569 D Mod (S))
03 Oct 17 UTC
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On-going Tournament Series
I am interested in GMing an ongoing (for fun) tournament series based on the class system of fighting sports. Is anyone interested?
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Valis2501 (1897 D (G))
12 Oct 17 UTC
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Advertise Live Games Here
Please use this thread, and this thread only to advertise for upcoming live games. That way, it's easier to find people for new live games, without flooding the forum with threads.
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JamesYanik (548 D)
10 Oct 17 UTC
STAR WARS TRAILER THREADDDD
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q0CbN8sfihY
YES SOMETHING BESIDES POLITICS
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
09 Oct 17 UTC
How to protest the right way?
Can someone please enlighten me?
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/donald-trump-mike-pence-nfl-walkout-publicity-stunt-denies-vice-president-us-kneeling-protests-a7990436.html

Apparently being peaceful isn't ok. But exiting a stadium early as a sign of your rejection of the protest is an acceptable protest.
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RagingIke297 (167 D)
11 Oct 17 UTC
Headed to downtown Chicago for a bar game
This will be my first face to face game since I moved from Ohio to Illinois in May, game starts in about 2 hours!
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leon1122 (211 D)
11 Oct 17 UTC
Feature Request
In FTF Diplomacy, players can see who other players are talking to. I would like a feature that shows who each country has spoken to during a given phase to reflect this. This feature could be turned on or off.
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CAPT Brad (40 D X)
11 Oct 17 UTC
Advertise Your Live Games Here
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Smokey Gem (209 D)
10 Oct 17 UTC
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Mental Health week.
Hi all it is World Mnetal Health week.
Take some time out to work on your Mnetal health or check in on someone who you might think is not travelling so well.

Im going for a Nature Bath..( Hipster for Bush Walk ) costs $250 in SW West Aus or free if you live in the countyr like me..
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JamesYanik (548 D)
08 Oct 17 UTC
Damnit Sweden
https://www.expressen.se/nyheter/hundratals-svenskar-akte-till-kriget-for-att-slass-for-is--sa-lever-atervandarn/

use google chrome to translate... there are some American websites picking up on this too. Sweden giving protection for ISIS fighters as a gist.
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HBbuc (113 D)
11 Oct 17 UTC
World Diplomacy Game
Join this World Diplomacy Game! Unrated so there is nothing to lose(or gain)! Just join to have fun!!
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=208056
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dargorygel (350 D Mod (G))
09 Oct 17 UTC
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Eleven Letter Word Game
You know the drill... you can only change one letter to make a new word.
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Tom Bombadil (3129 D (G))
02 Oct 17 UTC
New Standard Game
Semi-anon.
48hr phases, WTA, HDV, 143pt bet
Post inside if you are interested
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MajorMitchell (984 D)
08 Oct 17 UTC
Two great car races in Australia
Today the "Touring cars" have the Bathurst 1000 km race, and the 3000km Solar Challenge race from Darwin to Adelaide starts. Good luck to the University of Michigan team & all teams.
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TooCoolSunday (207 D)
10 Oct 17 UTC
who's in charge HELP
How do I find out who is modding/controlling a game, in order to send them a message?
Thanks
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ghug (4049 D Mod (B))
11 Oct 17 UTC
Feature Request
I dislike bananas. I would like a feature to show when my opponents last ate a banana, as well as where that banana fell on the green-brown scale (I find green bananas less objectionable. Banana-based deserts and smoothies are unimportant, but this feature should also account for artificial banana flavors in things such as candy. I will generally leave implementation details such as how to display the color scale up to the developer, as I understand how important they are. Thanks!
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brainbomb (474 D)
10 Oct 17 UTC
The benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar
So there are many ways to use Apple Cider Vinegar
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Valis2501 (1897 D (G))
05 Oct 17 UTC
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Tempest In A Teapot 2017
Starts in 27 hours. I'm here in Silver Springs, MD. Scoring is Sum of Squares with one game each on Fri, Sat, Sun.
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Smokey Gem (209 D)
06 Oct 17 UTC
Old topic new tought. Gun Control in US.
Her is a thought from my young daughter.
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brainbomb (474 D)
08 Oct 17 UTC
Are you tired of being tired?
When you wake up in the morning and your get up and go just isnt there
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SkiingCougar (918 D)
10 Oct 17 UTC
Pause voting
See Inside
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Gavin Fitzgerald (100 D)
10 Oct 17 UTC
How to create a private 4-player game?
Hi, I'm brand new to the site and wanted to create a private 4 player game with 3 other friends with the countries assigned as in the rulebook under "Alternate Way to Play" (ie, England, Austria/France, Germany/Turkey, Italy/Russia). Is this possible in wbDiplomacy?
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bo_sox48 (4243 D Mod (G))
10 Oct 17 UTC
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Happy Leif Erikson Day
In the midst of all this neverending political strife and hostility, I have just one thing to say:

HINGA DINGA DURGEN
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orathaic (1009 D (B))
03 Oct 17 UTC
Which century is this again?
@"The U.S. on Sept. 29 voted against a U.N. Human Rights Council resolution that condemns the death penalty for those found guilty of committing consensual same-sex sexual acts."

http://www.losangelesblade.com/2017/10/02/u-s-opposes-un-resolution-death-penalty-sex-relations/
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brainbomb (474 D)
01 Oct 17 UTC
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Trump Tweets from Golf Course that Puerto Rico is asking for too much help
Brilliant
ND (712 D)
01 Oct 17 UTC
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Maybe that so called mayor in San Juan should get someone to unload all the aid and give it to people. Plus, the Governor has said the US response has been great.

Stop complaining so much Brain.
brainbomb (474 D)
01 Oct 17 UTC
Obviously the Governor should fuck off
ND (712 D)
01 Oct 17 UTC
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the governor should fuck off for saying that relief has been adequate? While the so called mayor of San Juan has been on every liberal cable show taking shit instead of helping people and not unloading aid cargo?
brainbomb (474 D)
01 Oct 17 UTC
Are you there?
Do you know what they need?
brainbomb (474 D)
01 Oct 17 UTC
This is Americans and yer questiining a call for fuckin help
Randomizer (100 D)
01 Oct 17 UTC
CBS news showed the problem is the lack of working trucks and gas to move the shipping containers out of the port. Typical Republican presidential response like with Katrina to not send it so it can get where it's needed. FEMA under Bush said it couldn't get into New Orleans to deliver.
Ogion (3938 D)
01 Oct 17 UTC
No one is that surprised. After all, a bunch of brown people getting second class treatment is kind of the American way. It's a much shorter list of where that isn't the case in America than the instance where it is
Ogion (3938 D)
01 Oct 17 UTC
Well and there is just too little aid. On city got 10000 meals... for 60,0000 people or something like that


Plus the lack of electricity means water filtration and distribution are and issue. The US military has mircogrids by they're not being deployed, just like it took a week for the USS Comfort (a big hospital ship) to even leave port in Virginia.


It's all been anemic. This is the biggest disaster to hit the US in decades, and the Trump administration can't get it together. These guys couldn't organize a piss up in a brewery. We have a little luck that Brock Long is about the only member of the administration with any relevant experience.
Zach0805 (100 D)
01 Oct 17 UTC
The left needs to understand that the government is not a miracle worker, for healthcare, hurricanes, and for illegal immigrants. Trump can’t do everything and the left mercilessly attacks him for it. Where was Obama during the Lousiana floods? That’s right, a golf course.

The onky standards the left has are double standards.
Condescension (10 D X)
01 Oct 17 UTC
^ literal whataboutism
Stressedlines (1750 D)
01 Oct 17 UTC
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Ogion, as someone who actually worked in the Logistics field for FedEx, and was a Regional Transportation and Logistics Coordinator, I am curious what you think the 'fix' to the problem is.

As I understand the biggest problem isnt the 'aid', there is over 10K containers already there to get unloaded. Thats a LOT of aid, and apparently more than double that here in the US ready to ship.

The bigger problem is the infrastructure of the island is demolished, and it was already not that great without a Cat 5 beating them into the dirt.

The other problem is lack of truck drivers As i understand from reading, only 15% of the truck drivers have even reported back to work, and the cell towers being down makes it hard for them to contact the rest, but of course diesel needs to be brought in, to run the trucks.

So, there is a lot of aid to be distributed, but the lack of diesel and drivers is really the biggest problem. And without drivers, it wont matter how much diesel is on the island, they cant deliver it from the ports.

Being an island makes this problematic already, butt the hurricane did more damage than can be repaired in 3 weeks.

Priority for them shoudl be 1) cell towers) 2) diesel 3) getting drivers, either local or bringing them from stateside, and then we can move onto the rest of the issues. The distribution network is demolished, and is lacking the most important part...drivers.

Not sure how many drivers we would get stateside, as I understand our own mainland demands has broker rates high, meaning there is more freight than drivers need right now here, so getting drivers would have to be local.
Stressedlines (1750 D)
02 Oct 17 UTC
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140 helicopters, 28 ships, 6 Army field hospitals, 3 Navy Seabee Battalions, 5 US Army Combat Engineer Battalions, 3 Civil Affairs battalions, 2 Nuclear Submarines capable of generating 2.8 Gigawatts of Power, and released 300,000 tons of food, medical supplies and water from Military stocks.


Yet, still cant get the stuff out to the population Although, it must be getting a little better, as food supplies are apparently hitting Rural areas now
MajorMitchell (984 D)
02 Oct 17 UTC
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First, Trump was on his sixty seventh day on a golf course as President when he tweeted about the Mayor of Puerto Rico. Trump was very critical of President Obama's time spent playing golf, and Obama, at the same point in his first term had not been on a golf course anywhere near the amount that Trump has. So it's clearly evidence that Trump is a massive hypocrite, be indulges to a far greater extent in something that he criticised Obama for doing.
Second, this is Trump, yet again being racist, indulging in racial politics. Characterising people of colour as being lazy, incompetent and being "welfare dependent". He's playing to his support base of " white Americans who (mistakenly) think they are victims of racial discrimination ". It seems that there is a split within the Republican party, between traditional Conservatives, and " racist Republicans ", the latter being the most enthusiastic Trump supporters. This presents a real problem for traditional "non racist" Republicans, how far do they go with a Faustian contract, how much racism will they ignore before they decide to stand on principle and disassociate themselves from Trump.
Stressedlines (1750 D)
02 Oct 17 UTC
Im not defending trump MM He is what he is..not much I am saying, things ARE moving forward, but things need time to develop The Military seems to be getting things geared up rather well.

Dont make this a Trump vs Obama thing, cuz I am not a Trump fan.

I am stating actual facts on the ground, and leaving the politics out of it. You drug the politics into it. This is not about politics, this is about the reality of a bad situation, and how to make it better.
JamesYanik (548 D)
02 Oct 17 UTC
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This has been a particularly bad disaster because of the logistical problems with Puerto Rico, and the extent of the disaster. Multiple ports are being shut down, but thankfully ships like the USS Wright have still be able to deliver lots of supplies, something like 1.1 million prepared meals and 1 million liters of fresh water. dialysis centers are back online for most of the island and over 2000 temporary power units have been installed. the number one problem is getting diesel and finding truckers who will actually distribute this stuff.

as for Trump... i mean do you REALLY want him micromanaging every inch of this progress? i mean you can't call him an incompetent buffoon one day, and then the next insult him for delegating the powers to FEMA and people who have expertise in disaster relief. that seems a bit two faced. him golfing isn't the crime of the century. after hurricane sandy Obama did go and play basket ball on multiple occasions while disaster relief was ongoing... i'm not blaming him OR Trump, the President controls the ship, the boat hands trim the sails. he's not a micromanager, he's a delegate.

as for his tweets, which is where a LOT of criticism is coming from, the mayor of san juan... no it's not presidential and it's not appropriate. at the same time, Cruz really has very little to complain about to the federal government. the problem is distribution, which for disaster relief on puerto rico has historically been controlled by the local population and government, by hiring truckers. that precedent is not the federal government's fault in the slightest, and her attacking other Americans saying that they're dying is really not helpful either.

As for the whole of the matter, this is not a serious negative for Trump. I mean honestly, if people get THIS upset over him having an above competent disaster reaction to 3 massive storms that have hit US soil, and his tweets weren't 100% pristine...

i'll take crude, vulgar language and efficient action over the reverse of that any day.


stop turning the #resistance dial up to a 10 over every slight thing Trump does. you have nowhere to go from there, and people won't listen to you.
ND (712 D)
02 Oct 17 UTC
so cute that Major Mitchell is talking about Trump on a golf course. Obama spent like every other day on a golf course and MM never said anything about it (that I remember).

Also, Trump does business on a golf course.
ND (712 D)
02 Oct 17 UTC
by business I mean hard negotiations and making political deals.
MajorMitchell (984 D)
02 Oct 17 UTC
Dearest ND. I don't have a problem with any chap who spends time on golf courses. It's the chap like Trump who criticises Obama for spending "too much time playing golf" and gives a commitment that he will be different, better, ie, promises to spend less time on the golf course than Obama, then blatantly fails to deliver on that promise, and then spends more time on a golf course than Obama.
That's the point ND, you stubbornly obtuse blockhead. Trump didn't have to make an issue about Obama playing golf, but Trump chose to make that criticism of Obama. Then he exhibits the behaviour he criticised.. That's the monumental hypocrisy you foolish sycophantic Trump acolyte.
Condescension (10 D X)
02 Oct 17 UTC
ND, Trump has already spent more time golfing than Obama did all 8 years.
But the real question is if Trump is now a better golfer than Obama because he plays more. We need a Washed up Presidents Ryder Cup - now that would get ratings!
Stressedlines (1750 D)
02 Oct 17 UTC
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See, look how this comes out again We are discussing how to help P Rico, what is being done, what could be done, and now back to throwing mud ...pitiful
MajorMitchell (984 D)
02 Oct 17 UTC
You guys just won the President's Cup 19/11. Stressed lines does make a valid point. Thankfully there are good people trying to help the Puerto Ricans. Unfortunately Trump cannot be ignored.
Stressedlines (1750 D)
02 Oct 17 UTC
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P Rico is a Logistical nightmare for anyone./ There is no 'easy' fix to this. Ports down, cell towers down, grid down, roads choked up, no drivers for the trucks to be found....No president can fix this easily. There is not a magic button to push.

Trump needs to lose his twitter account...lol
Ogion (3938 D)
02 Oct 17 UTC
So, there are reports surfacing of a conference call five days after Maria with all the disaster response organizations (FEMA, Coast Guard, military etc) with the White House. The White House's response? "We aren't planning to do anything for Puerto Rico".

Let that sink in

It is still to be confirmed, so it might be a false rumor as these often are

Here is the first report I've seen but if it can be confirmed (which it either will be if it's true or it won't), it will be picked up in various sources
https://www.dailykos.com/stories/2017/9/30/1702970/-Twitter-Donald-Trump-originally-intended-to-do-nothing-for-Puerto-Rico-We-were-all-stunned

If this is true, Lin manuel Miranda is right. Trump is going straight to hell followed by those who support this asshole.
Stressedlines (1750 D)
02 Oct 17 UTC
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somethign about that dont seem right, cuz the first navy vessel was there 4 days after.
Ogion (3938 D)
02 Oct 17 UTC
Good point. Much salt is called for. It may be that the navy ordered ships out in their own authority.
Stressedlines (1750 D)
02 Oct 17 UTC
That could be but generally naval vessels that leave port unscheduled do so as Pentagon request. I think the first shop was a hospital vessel.
JamesYanik (548 D)
02 Oct 17 UTC
goddamnit, i understand sources have strong reason to stay anonymous, but if this shit is real then i'd appreciate it if they could at least leak an official recording or something.
Ogion (3938 D)
02 Oct 17 UTC
The first hospital ship, the US comfort left port in Norfolk only two days ago
Stressedlines (1750 D)
02 Oct 17 UTC
ah, i forgot which ship it was I thought I heard a hospital ship, but I know there were naval ships off shore rather quickly I was in the Army for 6 years, dont know much about the Navy
Ogion (3938 D)
02 Oct 17 UTC
There were theee ship that arrived in the first week. Much much slower than Irma or marvel
JamesYanik (548 D)
02 Oct 17 UTC
@Ogion

well we actually brought too much aid in such a short time period, and now much of it is suspected to be rotting or spoiling, other than the canned goods... and that's combined with the fact that there were over a dozen ports closed due to the hurricane, and you can't land thousands of tons of steel from US Navy vessels in the deceptively shallow waters of the Caribbean.

furthermore, it's not "slower" when you consider that the seas were not fit for travel according to the Navy's own reports up to 12 hours after it had passed over Puerto Rico, as the cyclone was still over the water. Also, the USS wright and one other ship made it to puerto rico within 48 hours of the landfall, so i'm not sure that extremely slow.

yes mobilization has been slow compared to our... states that are contiguous, but that's obvious. Puerto Rico is an island, and the logistics behind providing relief have been very difficult. I'm not going to be blaming the white house for this, if anyone, FEMA needed to step up faster.
Al Swearengen (0 D X)
04 Oct 17 UTC
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Brainbomb,

You are a peacenik and an ignoramus. You should get your facts straight or go back to Yemen. Aren't you like openly a communist? Decent people should not have to put up with you.

You're clearly drunk on the fake news narrative promoted by the Deep State, and are able only to regurgitate fast food opinions. Go back to Yemen.
brainbomb (474 D)
04 Oct 17 UTC
Al Swearengen,

You are a deplorable. You should go back to Nazi Germany.. youd fit in nicely there. Arent you like openly a woman hating fuckboy? Decent people should have to put up woth you.

Youre clearly drunk on your own bile and bodily fluids. Go back to watching rush limbaugh and masturbating with popcorn butter
MajorMitchell (984 D)
08 Oct 17 UTC
Settle down guys. Personal insults of that nature don't help at all.
Getting back to the topic of Puerto Rico, if I can be bitterly ironic, are any of us surprised that the Puerto Ricans might be less than impressed with the way the USA has treated them since they were granted independence by Spain. Military invasion, annexation/subjugation without consent, then decades of economic exploitation. Gee, imagine letting the Puerto Ricans to democratically choose their own destiny, even independence.
Ogion (3938 D)
08 Oct 17 UTC
Actually, Puerto Rico has voted several times on the issue in various formats and independence isn't popular. Commonwealth seems tied with statehood as preferred options and has been for years.
MajorMitchell (984 D)
09 Oct 17 UTC
Thanks Ogion, I didn't know that. But you might be risking your (undeserved) reputation with our more Conservative colleagues as being a "loopy, lefty liberal" with that post...LoL
Ogion (3938 D)
09 Oct 17 UTC
Oh no, that's a very looopy liberal post because it is fact-based
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
09 Oct 17 UTC
a very looopy liberal post because it is fact-based
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
09 Oct 17 UTC
You should go back to Nazi Germany.
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
09 Oct 17 UTC
Brain is using offensive language against another member of the website on the public forum
Condescension (10 D X)
09 Oct 17 UTC
Brad, you sexually harassed another member of this forum.
Condescension (10 D X)
09 Oct 17 UTC
You are a creepy old man.
MajorMitchell (984 D)
09 Oct 17 UTC
Capt Brad demonstrating his eloquence, erudition, intelligence and sophistication. What a "helpful" contribution.
brainbomb (474 D)
09 Oct 17 UTC
Brad, hes not a member ANYMORE ahaha

**drum roll**
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
09 Oct 17 UTC
maybe he went back to Yemen
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
09 Oct 17 UTC
++cymbal crash++
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
09 Oct 17 UTC
ogion. unlike shyster ambulance chasing lawyers who run at the drop of a hat, ships, especially civilian crewed ones like 'Mercy' have to gather up the crews, load stores and fuel and then wrap up any ongoing maintenance to get underway. these things take time
CAPT Brad (40 D X)
09 Oct 17 UTC
bunch of brown people getting second class treatment

^ someone is race baiting again^ must be a liberal, that's all they think about anyway
Condescension (10 D X)
09 Oct 17 UTC
Brad, you are horrible and creepy.


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Hellenic Riot (1574 D (G))
06 Oct 17 UTC
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October GR Published
http://tournaments.webdiplomacy.net/theghost-ratingslist
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leon1122 (211 D)
05 Oct 17 UTC
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Build the Wall!
The House Committee on Homeland Security has passed a bill today that gives $10 billion of funding to build a wall on the Mexican border, $5 billion of funding to secure ports of entry, and $35 million of reimbursements to States that use their national guard to enforce border security.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/house-committee-approves-10-billion-to-fund-border-wall/article/2636551
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BrosPros (100 D)
08 Oct 17 UTC
Is the "World Diplomacy IX" variant any good?
I wanna start a world diplomacy ix game is it any good? I've seen many games of it and I wanna know.
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The Ambassador (149 D)
09 Oct 17 UTC
Napoleonic... how awesome
http://www.vdiplomacy.net/variants.php?variantID=101
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