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Yoyoyozo (7518 D)
12 Oct 17 UTC
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BOSOX PIZZA TOURNAMENT
Hello I am starting a another 1v1 tournament. It will be FvA. Each person plays until they lose. Winner gets to keep continuing. Loser buys bo a pizza. If you win 10 times in a row, bo will send you a slice of pizza
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leon1122 (193 D)
12 Oct 17 UTC
Swedish dentist loses job, sued by government...
for reporting migrant age fraud to Swedish Migration Board

http://www.wnd.com/2017/10/report-adult-migrants-posing-as-kids-lose-your-job/
I apologize in advance for the source, but it's the only English-language website reporting on it. MSM obviously won't pick this story up.
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JamesYanik (548 D)
12 Oct 17 UTC
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One impeachment please
https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/918267396493922304

https://puu.sh/xVUOc/1ff0fa91d4.png
in case he deletes it
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Valis2501 (3831 D (G))
11 Oct 17 UTC
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I forgot that you should never play live gunboats on the site
my bad. They're still riddled with NMRs and CDs and no players or defaults that set an RR. My time away caused me to forget and for that I apologize.
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Condescension (348 D)
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 (7518 D)
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 (654 D (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 (3831 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 (147 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 (193 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 (2031 D (B))
11 Oct 17 UTC
Advertise Your Live Games Here
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Smokey Gem (123 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.
JamesYanik (548 D)
08 Oct 17 UTC
but whyyyyyy?
jmo1121109 (2537 D Mod)
08 Oct 17 UTC
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/sweden-isis-fighters-city-lund-returning-jihadis-housing-job-education-benefits-reintegration-a7371266.html

Apparently that's why ^
Crazy Anglican (277 D)
08 Oct 17 UTC
The conservatives point to the problems Sweden is having with crime in Malmo. I haven't looked into it enough to decide which side, if either, is giving a more accurate picture of what is going on there. I doubt the "The police and emergency services won't go into Malmo" extreme view, but also doubt that the "giving everyone a job" approach would dissuade most who come in with an extremist agenda.

What I find most troubling is that a country with a liberal and peaceful past is starting to turn to far-right extremist parties if only slowly. Akkesson get's to rightly claim "where in" in light of the 6% win they got in the last elections.
Jeff Kuta (2086 D)
08 Oct 17 UTC
Um...Nazi sympathizers in the The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo weren't fabricated out of thin air.
Crazy Anglican (277 D)
08 Oct 17 UTC
Actually never read the book, and despite my family ties I haven't been up on Swedish politics. So, having a country that historically prides itself on a long history of peace actually supporting a right wing party was a bit of a surprise. Especially since most of their support comes from the Malmo region. Like I said, I haven't looked into it enough though.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
08 Oct 17 UTC
@CA i haven't looked into it either, but giving ppl an opportunity to earn a living (job training etc) means you can be sure they have an option for not being a terrorist in future... And this may be pretty close to 'giving everyone a job'...
orathaic (1009 D (B))
08 Oct 17 UTC
Coincidentally, i just saw a youtube 'extra history' series on Sweden's 'great northern war'.

Some swedes probably still pride themselves on the empire they once acquired (finland, the baltic state, this was before Peter the Great built St. Petersburg... Which was a big factor in the great Northern war...) maybe all your family there are proud of the peaceful lefty tradition?
JamesYanik (548 D)
09 Oct 17 UTC
Oh don't worry, Naziism is 100% alive and well in Sweden. I'm just looking at returning ISIS fighters, part of a terrorist organization who has committed dozens of human rights violations getting extra advantages. If I'm living in Sweden my entire life, had the chance to go to ISIS but didn't, and never committed a crime... i'm looking at this and thinking "now why the living hell do THEY get special treatment?"
JamesYanik (548 D)
09 Oct 17 UTC
if you want to talk about Naziism in Sweden can we make that another thread though? because it's actually kind of scary in some of those countries
President Eden (2971 D)
09 Oct 17 UTC
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"@CA i haven't looked into it either, but giving ppl an opportunity to earn a living (job training etc) means you can be sure they have an option for not being a terrorist in future... And this may be pretty close to 'giving everyone a job'..."

Why does Sweden need to ensure they have an option for not being a terrorist in the future?

I will admit that I didn't get a very good translation of the article, so I might not be fully understanding this issue. But it's my perception of the situation that these were Swedish residents who left Sweden to join ISIS and are returning back to Sweden now. Did these residents not have the option to stay in Sweden before? Why are they getting a second chance now? That hardly seems like it would discourage anybody from leaving Sweden to join ISIS... if anything it's an extra incentive, they can go 'serve a tour' so to speak and then come back home to more resources than they had before!
orathaic (1009 D (B))
10 Oct 17 UTC
@"Why does Sweden need to ensure they have an option for not being a terrorist in the future?"

Who sad anything about needing to, choosing to is another question.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
10 Oct 17 UTC
*said
I would assume a government doesn't roll out an expansive job/opportunity program to known returning terrorists without a clearly-defined need for doing so.

But the argument doesn't really change if I ask the question "Why is Sweden choosing to ensure [...]" So if that would accommodate your understanding of the issue better, let me ask that one. Why would Sweden choose to ensure they have another option for not being a terrorist in the future, given that they already have arguably the world's most expansive social safety net and opportunity programs for underprivileged members of their society, which these returning terrorists chose not to utilize the last time they were in Sweden?
TrPrado (372 D)
11 Oct 17 UTC
I would hope government doesn’t act unless there’s some real need in general.
orathaic (1009 D (B))
11 Oct 17 UTC
@"Why would Sweden choose to ensure they have another option for not being a terrorist in the future, given that they already have arguably the world's most expansive social safety net and opportunity programs for underprivileged members of their society, which these returning terrorists chose not to utilize the last time they were in Sweden?"

Maybe they did utilize said program in the past.

Just because you have a job or training, or whatever, doesn't mean you know what kind of people ISIS are and that you don't want to work with them...

I haven't heard interviews with any returned ex-ISIS members, but i can't but assume it was an experience which changed them all.

I don't know why they might make this choice, i'm speculating that it is to reduce crime in Sweden, and to improve public safety.


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HBbuc (118 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 (1669 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 (986 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 (4232 D (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 (415 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 (3831 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 (123 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 (415 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 (527 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 (4326 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 (415 D)
01 Oct 17 UTC
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Trump Tweets from Golf Course that Puerto Rico is asking for too much help
Brilliant
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