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Durga (1903 D Mod)
01 Nov 17 UTC
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Thinking about how to improve webdip
See below
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MajorMitchell (1025 D)
03 Nov 17 UTC
Refugees.. Does Uganda treat refugees better than many wealthy Nations ?
More refugees from South Sudan entered Uganda in the last 12 months than entered Europe. Uganda allows them to enter, to work, gives many a small plot of land to farm. To appease locals in regional areas where refugees settle the Government allocates 30% of aid to local communities. My own Nation, Australia, a relatively wealthy nation treats some refugees well, but others with harsh treatment, incarceration in detention camps.
MajorMitchell (1025 D)
03 Nov 17 UTC
Refugees in the millions across the world, mass poverty, yet global corporations dodge taxes on an iniquitous scale. A small minority control vast wealth globally. Some extremely wealthy people are generous philanthropists. But they are the exception, not the majority of their class. How do we collectively do better ? Do we even want to try ?
Is it time for other Nations to help Uganda to a greater extent ? Increase foreign aid to Uganda. Increase investment in Uganda ? Should the United Nations increase it's efforts to resolve the crisis in South Sudan ?
How does the way "your Nation" treat refugees compare with Uganda ? How much foreign aid does your nation "give" ? Has that been increasing or decreasing ?
MajorMitchell (1025 D)
05 Nov 17 UTC
Please don't all rush to post. Is the apparent disinterest in this thread a reflection of a general indifference to the plight of refugees ?
KansasBoyd (25 D X)
05 Nov 17 UTC
Please don’t rush to answer the question you stated you’d answer in another thread.
It is likely worse and I don't care at all. Different countries, different situations.
MajorMitchell (1025 D)
05 Nov 17 UTC
Errr, Kansas I have just attended to that about an hour or so ago and explained that I had a real world commitment that I think even you might concede, justifiably took priority..helping to protect several of your fellow citizens of the USA and one in particular during part of their visit to sunny Australia.
KansasBoyd (25 D X)
05 Nov 17 UTC
Err, I posted that about 2 hours or so ago prior to your explanation.

You know, reading time stamp facts and all.
MajorMitchell (1025 D)
05 Nov 17 UTC
Well I AM soooo sorry...time is a blurry concept for me at present. Let me soooo humbly apologise for underestimating your opinion of your own self importance in the larger scheme of things and of your own infallibility. Clearly I am, in your opinion an idiot and you can remain smug in your delusions that you know exactly what I do and don't do in the real world.
MajorMitchell (1025 D)
05 Nov 17 UTC
Interesting offer from New Zealand to take some 150 refugees from Manus island detention camp.
Smokey Gem (194 D)
06 Nov 17 UTC
More intersting reply by Malcomn " No thanks "

which really means what " We would rahtwer they die for fucks sake Malcom "
MajorMitchell (1025 D)
06 Nov 17 UTC
Poor old Malcolm Turnbull.. He's in more trouble than a long tailed cat in a room full of rocking chairs at the moment.
Kevin Andrews & Tony Abbott publicly criticising his leadership.. Again. The embarrassment of the distasteful leak about Minister Josh Frydenburg's possible Hungarian "dual citizenship" coming from inside the Federal Liberal Party, Frydenburg is a Turnbull supporter so that leak is more about destabilising Turnbull's leadership than anything else.
Hugely disturbing complaints about the treatment of refugees on Manus island by former doctor employed there. The doctor is a highly respected former Australian Defence Forces "medico". I saw his TV interview. Minister Peter Dutton is, in my opinion, "quite a nasty piece of work" and it's my opinion that it is highly probable that Minister Dutton has been evasive and disingenuous with the Australian public in the least, and it's much more likely in my opinion that he has been repeatedly untruthful with the Australian public.
Deeply_Dippy (392 D Mod)
06 Nov 17 UTC
To respond to your initial point MM, it is not unusual fir those with less to be more generous than those with more.

I have no figures to back this up, but I would imagine that Uganda is land-rich and cash-poor. It therefore makes sound economic sense to encourage refugees to use otherwise redundant land. Bribing the local residents with aid windfalls is politically quite shrewd too.

I applaud Uganda's initiative. However, most First World nations would have neither the opportunity, budget or inclination to do the same thing.
KansasBoyd (25 D X)
06 Nov 17 UTC
I see MM still can’t answer the question posed to him weeks ago now that he said he’d answer but never could. Instead choosing personal attacks and using a public forum to try and influence a game in one of the pettiest displays I’ve ever seen from a ‘man’.
KansasBoyd (25 D X)
06 Nov 17 UTC
And posted three ‘expert’ reviews before clearly doing the slightest of research in the game lol

Great analysis provided to the other six players in the game.

Just another arrogant bully ‘welcoming’ the new players to the site.
MajorMitchell (1025 D)
06 Nov 17 UTC
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I did you cork brained clown Kansas Boyd, and if you'd bothered to read the post instead of being a whiny petulant idiot you would have read my admission that I accepted that you had not made a statement about media bias that I mistakenly claimed you had, although when I criticised it, you defended it. Secondly since my post admitting my error, you egregiously misquoted me in a PM. And refuse to admit that you did. So where I recognised my error publicly and offered an apology, YOU, behaving in the manner of a hypocrite of the most damnable type, deny any error in your part and instead continue to whine about not getting a reply that satisfies your delicate bloody ego. And you used an offensive, misogynistic sexist term of abuse in a PM to me.
You're NOT FIT TO BE TRUSTED in my opinion. NOT EVEN AS A BLOODY GROCER'S DELIVERY CLERK, let alone with a weapon in a firefight, as in my opinion, you're more likely to shoot yourself or one of your colleagues than the real enemy. In my opinion, YOU'RE NOT EVEN FIT TO BE TRUSTED TO BRING UP SUPPLIES, A BLOODY GROCERY DELIVERY CLERK'S JOB. You'd get the hand grenades mixed up with bloody fruit buns and turn up with a box of bloody oranges instead of mortar rounds. YOU ARE DISMISSED. Piss off and annoy someone else.
KansasBoyd (25 D X)
06 Nov 17 UTC
Yawn.

You doubled down in the PM exchange refusing to provide FACTS that most American media wasn’t biased towards the liberals instead going off on some bizarre barely coherent fantasy of some job instead of addressing the question at hand.

And then pathetically tried to influence a game I’m playing in publicly which amounts to meta gaming which you are a couple other profs have engaged in which is a clear violation of the site rules.
MajorMitchell (1025 D)
06 Nov 17 UTC
May I diplomatically inform you that it is against Site Rules to make an accusation of cheating in a forum post. This is clearly explained in the Help section, in the Rules. The correct procedure for making any and all queries, allegations, expressions of suspicions etc of cheating is also clearly explained in the Rules. I would diplomatically ask that if wish to make any allegation of that type about me, that you do so by sending an email to the Almighty Mods and not by making allegations in a Forum post.
I think the email address is webdiplomacymod@gmail.com, but as a self appointed expert in the Rules you will undoubtedly know the correct email address. You can of course check the help/rules page and find the correct email address there.

My personal advice would be to quickly post an unreserved withdrawal of your, in my opinion, distasteful, vexatious & malicious allegation immediately. An unreserved apology might be worth considering as well. But I leave that to your judicious (HA) discretion.
MajorMitchell (1025 D)
06 Nov 17 UTC
I refute your allegation that I have engaged in Metagaming. The particular game on which I referred to in that Forum post is not a gunboat game. It is a public, non anonymous game, and is a School of War game.
MajorMitchell (1025 D)
06 Nov 17 UTC
That email address is webdipmod@gmail.com
Ogion (4388 D)
06 Nov 17 UTC
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MM, might I humbly recommend muting. It works wonders.

And yes, they're more generous than SOME rich countries, but others, mostly in Europe are considerably more generous than others.
MajorMitchell (1025 D)
06 Nov 17 UTC
Oh Ogion, I actually tried to reach across the political divide to that clown. Despite our political differences, we had a reasonably civil discussion about sports, baseball in which he has formidable knowledge compared to me, and cricket which is a game I love. Particularly the intricacies of pitching & bowling.
On the basis of that I thought we might go further, but alas no. Even though I publicly conceded an error on my part, there was absolutely no effort towards conciliation on his part, just increased demands, excessive dogmatism, and quite frankly, absolutely no respect from him, in fact hostility and disrespect, in my opinion.
It's the old story, fanaticism in it's ugly nakedness, imho.
So, I learn from it, a most lamentable experience.

With regard to the thread topic. I think the UN has increased it's support for Uganda in recognition of the way Uganda is treating this huge influx of refugees. One cannot help thinking what the "dog whistlers" & xenophobic extremists in other nations who have reacted most outrageously to comparative trickles of refugees would be doing if they were experiencing a similar flood of oppressed refugees entering their backyards. ( then ponce off to be pompously pious as fake Christians, or fakes of other "faiths"). Let me express a clear recognition of, and differentiation from those many thousands, tens of thousands +++ of genuine Christians & members of other faiths who do actually practice compassion for the less fortunate people in the world. As well as those humanists and others who need no faith in a God to practice compassion.
MajorMitchell (1025 D)
06 Nov 17 UTC
I'd assume the actions of the UN towards Uganda are strongly influenced by those European nations and others that you mentioned Ogion. This chappy in France, "Le Macron" appears to be pushing France's "foreign policy" in Africa in proactive and encouraging ways.
KansasBoyd (25 D X)
06 Nov 17 UTC
I think you are confusing ‘increased demands, excessive dogmatism’ with repeated attempts for you to validate how the US media is not mostly comprised of liberal bias.

Which you ignored and strawmanned into ridiculous stories of your personal life instead of just answering quite frankly an extremely simple question.

If my question went above your abilities, I apologize and can try and attempt to rephrase it in a way that would match your ability if you prefer.
KansasBoyd (25 D X)
06 Nov 17 UTC
Sorry that you compare ‘fanaticism’ with a simple request to answer a very straightforward and easy question that unfortunately had to be asked time and time again without answer.

MajorMitchell (1025 D)
06 Nov 17 UTC
I'm not the fool who made a cheating allegation in a forum thread then failed to follow through with it via the proper channels. Nor am I the fool who threw the juvenile MM has a tiny shrivelled penis jibes in PMs. Overcompensating for self perceived inadequacies were you ????
I've busted you for making untruthful statements and hypocrisy.
You called me a something so offensive i won't repeat it in a forum post, twice in PMs, so I'm outing you as, imho, a pathetic blighter who uses misogynistic, offensive, sexist language and perhaps more importantly, sees nothing wrong in that.
I'm far from perfect, and I won't bother the Almighty Mods with this at this point. But if one happens to read this and get curious..let the chips fall where they do and you and I can both wear the consequences for our separate actions.
Randomizer (80 D)
06 Nov 17 UTC
The US and most European countries have a long history of poor refugee treatment. Trump is cutting back on the numbers allowed into the US and there have always been numerical quotas on how many can come from each country to keep out undesirables.

Switzerland before WW II dumped them into labor camps with Swiss precision. The Arab countries still have Palestinian refugee camps 70 years after they opened them.
ND (884 D)
06 Nov 17 UTC
refugees should go back to wherever they came from.
MajorMitchell (1025 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
Thanks ND, the voice of Conservative compassion ?
MajorMitchell (1025 D)
07 Nov 17 UTC
Or just being deliberately provocative ?


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abgemacht (840 D (G))
04 Nov 17 UTC
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Carnage Con
Well it only took 8 hours, but placed second as Turkey in Game 1 Board 1
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2ndWhiteLine (3375 D (B))
14 Aug 17 UTC
New ex-mod game
PM for info. Non-anon public press. Former mods preferred.
72 replies
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captainmeme (846 D Mod)
17 Oct 17 UTC
1v1 Showdown - The Grand Final
110 Players. 500 Games. 2 Finalists.

After 10 months, it’s time to decide the Showdown’s victor.
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TrPrado (456 D Mod)
05 Nov 17 UTC
Paradise Papers
I wonder what places will actually be affected by the revelations.
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leon1122 (101 D)
05 Nov 17 UTC
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Sad! Young girl taken to court for racial abuse after accusing Arab man of sex abuse.
http://archive.fo/GoHqE
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WyattS14 (100 D)
02 Nov 17 UTC
Thinking about how to improve myself
I'm thinking maybe start a workout routine?
Maybe read some philosophy? Any recommendations?
I could skip the workout routine.. Maybe I'll just start eating healthier
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Socrates Dissatisfied (1727 D)
06 Nov 17 UTC
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Demon Overload is the Kindest Person
Just wanted to say the truth we all already knew
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ZS (211 D)
02 Nov 17 UTC
Surrounded in a gunboat
If you get surrounded by 2 major powers and they can't really get to each other without going through you and you don't have enough units for a stalemate line, are you pretty much done for?
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Verming (269 D)
03 Nov 17 UTC
What happens if....
....a player does a NMR on a turn where he has to chose a unit to disband..?
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SkiingCougar (953 D)
06 Nov 17 UTC
Substitute for turkey in live game
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=209772
Emailing mods for a unpause, does anyone want to take over turkey while we're at it?
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jmo1121109 (3797 D Mod)
05 Nov 17 UTC
Remember Remember...
the 5th of November
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MamaLama (212 D)
05 Nov 17 UTC
Germany Solo for 31500?
In the Biggest Game Ever... Germany currently has 14 SCs and looks to be in a good position to solo
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Literary Pugilist (291 D)
04 Nov 17 UTC
NMRs and Civil Disorder
I'm new here can someone please explain how the NMR and CD rules work here. How many times can a power NMR before they go into CD. What happens to the game if one of the powers goes CD? Is it canceled, paused? What happens to your bet? Do you just get it back?
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HBbuc (113 D)
03 Nov 17 UTC
Join chaos game
Really fun, please join!!!

http://www.vdiplomacy.com/board.php?gameID=32916
(paste whole like not just GameID)
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peterwiggin (15100 D Mod (S))
01 Nov 17 UTC
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Mod team announcement
peterwiggin has agreed to step down from the moderator team.
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Foxcastle (168 D)
04 Nov 17 UTC
Are countries assigned randomly?
New to this site here, so sorry if this is answered elsewhere that I didn't find. Are countries assigned randomly when a game starts? (I'm noticing in the Championship Belt Game Series that xorxes always plays Austria and captainmeme always plays France, but have not found any setting for choosing a country or assigning preferences or anything.)
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brainbomb (474 D)
04 Nov 17 UTC
Uber is kind of cool
So, I dont actually plan to spend money. But I downloaded this cool app called uber. I think its like, taxi cabs or toy cars or something. But they move. They wiggle around and travel places on this cool map that looks a little like real life. I watched this one car strolling down a highway. This is neat. How do I take over one of these cartoon car thingys
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zultar (3900 D Mod (P))
29 Oct 17 UTC
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Welcoming back Jamiet
Jamiet has agreed to follow site rules and has been unbanned. Welcome back, Jamiet.
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KansasBoyd (25 D X)
02 Nov 17 UTC
Hiliary rigged her nomination
Former interim DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile has come out exposing the Clinton campaign of taking over the DNC prior to her getting the nomination as the party's candidate which gave Clinton the control over the party's finances, strategy and all the money raised.

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brainbomb (474 D)
02 Nov 17 UTC
Thinking about how to improve America
Socialism, Communism, Authorotarian overthrow of the wealthy and redistribute it to the eternal poverty stricken forgotten workers.
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R3dox (261 D)
02 Nov 17 UTC
Incomplete orders on the small preview map are a problem.
Not all orders (most notably support orders) are shown on the small preview map of a game and, especially in Gunboat, this is pretty problematic.
6 replies
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chluke (8515 D (G))
31 Oct 17 UTC
webDiplomacy Grand Slam!
Has anyone completed the webDiplomacy Grand Slam?
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KingCyrus (512 D)
31 Oct 17 UTC
John McCain
Tonight, I had the honor of listening to John McCain in one of his last public addresses.
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brainbomb (474 D)
20 Oct 17 UTC
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Mafia XXXII Official Sign-up Thread
Join Tom Bombadil and myself for the 32nd Webdip Mafia game. Starts Wed NOV. 1. See inside for glory and honor
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Smokey Gem (194 D)
27 Oct 17 UTC
7 Australian politicians Removed form parliment.
7 politicians were found to be dual citizeb=ns and have been elected including the Deputy Prime Minister and the depetu leader of the national party. 2 Ministers..5 senators..
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Ogion (4388 D)
31 Oct 17 UTC
Yet another (kind of gross) thought experiment (GOT Spoiler)
So, when Trump gets impeached and removed...
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Randomizer (80 D)
01 Nov 17 UTC
Criminal Friends of Trump
http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/31/politics/manafort-3-passports/index.html

Former Trump friend Manafort has 3 different US passports under his own name and at least one under a fake name that's he's used to travel and possibly move money. The first to be indicted and a step up the ladder of Republican lies about what was happening during the election campaign.
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grahamso1 (1156 D)
31 Oct 17 UTC
Detailed rules for a game
I am in a game and one player has either held all his units or been absent for 7 consecutive phases (!)
Is there a way to see for the game I am in what the detailed set up is?
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