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brainbomb (62 D)
06:48 AM UTC
Inspirational Females
Here is a thread to post inspirational stories about women who have positively impacted your life.
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Thaneofwhiterun (1055 D)
Thu 05 PM UTC
New York is the best.
Now that I've gotten everybody's attention, would anybody be interested in playing a game of American Empire where everybody plays as the region that they are from? I think that might be kinda fun and could be a way to release some of this clearly geographical tension that is brewing in the forums.
I'd have to claim NY
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brainbomb (62 D)
Thu 03 PM UTC
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Cookie Monster Solutions
Instead of regulations, (YAWN), lets have unrestricted gun laws and limitless purchasing. The only rule is the retail employees *must* dress like cookie monster to make gun stores more kid friendly. Offer gun buyers a plate of CoOKiEs.
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SkiingCougar (501 D)
Sat 12 PM UTC
You mention anything to do with politics, you lose
Whenever a thread turns to politics it always ends nasty, let's have a nice friendly thread :)
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Fast Classic games
Hey! New here..
Anybody up for classic games to play with fast turns? 10 min/turn.
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=210955
Up to the challenge?
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DemonOverlord (554 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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webDiplomacy Mentor-Apprentice Program
See below
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Peregrine Falcon (1280 D Mod (B))
18 Oct 17 UTC
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School of War - Fall 2017
Fall 2017 School of War Lecture and Discussion Thread. This semester will be taught by Professors ckroberts, eturnage, and Djantani.
gameID=208533
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Yoyoyozo (8480 D)
04:46 AM UTC
"Biggest Game of All Time" EOG
This thread is reserved for discussion of the gunboat game "Biggest Game of All Time" in which the some of the best gunboat players on the site slogged it out to see who would reign victorious
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brainbomb (62 D)
Wed 15 Nov UTC
Mansplaining and manscaping
I heard people use the term mansplaining recently. It was negatively stigmatized but what does it even mean? Also I head people saying something about manscaping and I wondered if that was a type of yard work. Any input is appreciated.
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brainbomb (62 D)
Wed 08 Nov UTC
Rhyme Time IV
Across the bloody plain arose seven soldiers, seven sonnets, seven rhymers riding a comet. Winter Rhyme Time IV has arrived, the press will be public and the goal is survive, win, or draw if you must, just dont stop rhyming or your castles become dust.
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Tom Bombadil (1535 D (G))
Wed 01 Nov UTC
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Mafia XXXII:Mountainous Cannibals and Friends
This thread is for Mafia XXXII Participants only
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Peregrine Falcon (1280 D Mod (B))
20 Oct 17 UTC
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Study Group - Fall 2017
Fall 2017 Study Group Lecture and Discussion Thread. This semester will be taught by Professors Tom Bombadil and StackelbergFollower.
gameID=208608
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peterlund (1320 D (G))
Sat 11 Nov UTC
Sweden-Italy, 1-0 !!
I was watching the World Cup Qualifiers Game in a pub yesterday evening. And we nailed it! :) 3:07 into this video you find the goal https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pj55HHnBG_Y
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KansasBoyd (207 D)
Wed 10 PM UTC
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Cookie Cutter Solutions
Several here have proposed generic cookie cutter style gun solutions for the United States
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Fluminator (496 D)
Sat 08 AM UTC
Haha. Canada blew off America in the 60s
http://nationalpost.com/news/canada/cia-wanted-to-punish-canada-in-1962-for-flouting-cuban-trade-embargo-jfk-files-reveal/amp
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JamesYanik (548 D)
Wed 15 Nov UTC
Prediction Thread
Trump gets back from his tour in Asia soon, and he'll likely have a response to Roy Moore. Vote on the likely response here:
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mmcconkie (60 D)
Wed 15 Nov UTC
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Resources to Improve Players
I signed up for the mentorship program. As I get ready to work with a mentor, what resources do you all like to improve as diplomacy players? I'm looking for websites, blogs, podcasts, videos, etc. Thanks!
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CAPT Brad (1904 D (B))
23 Oct 17 UTC
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Oklahoma for Native Americans!
Oklahoma was cursed ever since it was stolen from the Native Americans. All the 'white' and 'brown' and 'black' and 'asian' folks (and any other non-native folks) should pack up and leave to texas or some place else and give it back. What say you?
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Smokey Gem (168 D)
26 Sep 17 UTC
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Championship Belt Game Series.
France v Austria .
Winner holds the Championship belt.Game id must be posted.
Only the winner creates next game.
How long can you hold the belt.
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Jamiet99uk (60 D)
Fri 12 PM UTC
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The best thing about HeroQuest
Is this video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cx8sl2uC46A
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brainbomb (62 D)
Wed 08 PM UTC
Cards Against Humanity Heroes
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/cards-against-humanity-buys-a-piece-of-the-us-border/
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Smokey Gem (168 D)
Thu 11 PM UTC
The best way to mange your press and play when you are definatley going to lose.
What is the best way . Roll ovr , influence the winner. spitefull delay ??
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MajorMitchell (986 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
Trump blunders around Asia, returns home to more scandal
Trump blunders around Asia offending allies. Meanwhile Jeff Sessions "cannot remember" what went on at important meetings when "giving evidence". Further evidence of the inadequacy of gun controls in the USA with her another tragic shooting at a School.
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Smokey Gem (168 D)
Mon 13 Nov UTC
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The rest of the World Apreciation Thread.
MAKE ROTW Greater Again .
CAPT Brad (1904 D (B))
Mon 13 Nov UTC
the RTOW must fall in line behind the United States of America!
TrPrado (372 D)
Mon 13 Nov UTC
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I think the the rest of the world can entirely and 100% of the rest of the world can be summed up by Cairo, and if you disagree with that assessment then you’re just in denial.
CAPT Brad (1904 D (B))
Mon 13 Nov UTC
what do you mean with that convoluted statement?
TrPrado (372 D)
Mon 13 Nov UTC
I mean that there is no meaningful difference between Brits and Vietnamese, it’s all just Cairo.
CAPT Brad (1904 D (B))
Mon 13 Nov UTC
true. we all breathe air and poop from the back end, colostomies notwithstanding
Smokey Gem (168 D)
Mon 13 Nov UTC
LOL Cairo is not a good RTOW example.

the USA has more Cairo's than the rest of the world put together.

Cairo, Egypt
Cairo, Georgia, United States
Cairo, Illinois, United States
Cairo Township, Minnesota, United States
Cairo, Missouri, United States
Cairo, Nebraska, United States
Cairo, New York, United States
Cairo, Ohio, United States
Cairo, West Virginia, United States
Cairo Montenotte, Liguria, Italy ( an thats only cause Caesar was sucking up to Cleopatra)

You can't use USA stuff on the ROTW thread.
Smokey Gem (168 D)
Mon 13 Nov UTC
I may be in denile but your still in distastes,
Maniac (344 D (B))
Mon 13 Nov UTC
Being Great is all relative so ROTW is doing fine in greatness scale at the moment due to America's relative decline.
Octavious (1481 D)
Mon 13 Nov UTC
Worth mentioning that America's relative decline should be looked at as an American success story. The height of America's relative might was when much of the rest of the world was crippled by dictatorship and command economies. By promoting market economics and helping to spread democracy America has helped other nations improve tremendously and pull millions of their citizens out of poverty. If your neighbour is no longer on their knees, your relative height advantage is reduced. This is no bad thing.
TrPrado (372 D)
Mon 13 Nov UTC
I meant the one in Egypt, obviously.
TooCoolSunday (202 D)
Mon 13 Nov UTC
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@Octavious Then why is so much of America poorer than the third world? Or is that acceptable collateral damage of market economies?
Octavious (1481 D)
Mon 13 Nov UTC
@ TooCool

I'm afraid you'll have to clarify how you're defining the third world and which parts of it your saying are wealthier than which parts of America before I can give you any meaningful answer.
TrPrado (372 D)
Mon 13 Nov UTC
I didn’t know TooCool was studying poverty around the world.
TooCoolSunday (202 D)
Mon 13 Nov UTC
In 2015, 43.1 million people lived in Poverty USA. That means the poverty rate for 2015 was 13.5%. http://www.povertyusa.org/the-state-of-poverty/poverty-facts/

More than 200,000 children were married in the US over the past 15 years. Three 10-year-old girls and an 11-year-old boy were among the youngest to wed. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/200000-children-married-us-15-years-child-marriage-child-brides-new-jersey-chris-christie-a7830266.html

No universal health care. 26 million Americans are still uninsured according to the Congressional Budget Office.

The U.S. education system is mediocre compared to the rest of the world http://www.oecd.org/pisa/

Four cities in the United States are counted the among the world's most dangerous. http://www.worldatlas.com/articles/most-dangerous-cities-in-the-world.html

Prison rates in the US are the world's highest, at 724 people per 100,000. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/shared/spl/hi/uk/06/prisons/html/nn2page1.stm

That's all fine though because the hidden hand of The Market will self correct. All boats will float as the tide rises. I would say lol, but it's not funny
Octavious (1481 D)
Mon 13 Nov UTC
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@TooCool

I'm not sure if that supports your original claim or not. As much as I dislike the idea of marriage at those ages I don't really understand how that is at all relevant. Same with prison rates. Same with the rest of it, really. America does some things badly, yes, but how you're relating that to the spread of democracy or market forces or the third world isn't immediately obvious.
TrPrado (372 D)
Mon 13 Nov UTC
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I mean I guess you don’t have to worry about incarceration rates when you execute people on the spot for stealing bread (not a defense of the prison system, but still).
Fluminator (496 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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We should increase CO2 emissions so global warming happens faster so Antarctica can melt so we can have a new continent to colonize.
shigzeo (1034 D)
Wed 15 Nov UTC
@TooCool:

There's a lot of people in places around the world that would love the luxury of American poverty. The healthcare thing is tit for tat in many ways. I'm from Canada and now live in Japan. Two vastly different systems. I had never paid at hospital for anything as it was all covered by taxes. But here in Japan there are private clinics and hospitals all over the place. If I can't get service at one or can't get surgery at one, I can get it fixed at another place. It is regulated so the government pays 70% and the end user pays 30%, and then you're taxed on top of that for the privilege, but it works, is fast, reliable, and basically foolproof. Canadian system is really down to where you live. Among about 100 friends, many of whom haven't had to use hospital, 4 have had problems getting surgery or treatment because their province doesn't cover it.

The Swedish system was a bit more reliable, but still you have problems. I think that healthcare systemisation is ongoing. We may never get it right, but the idea that blanket coverage is always best is off.

Education system: yeah, it sucks. It's not good in Canada either, and here in Asia, most people speak only one language. But they're good at maths and science, which are the only ones that really matter.

Dangerous: that's a cultural problem endemic to those cities, not to the USA as a whole. There are no good fixes for them, either.

Prison: agreed with Octavious: prison or death. Or, a voluntarily law abiding society, or a culturally patrolled society. USA is so diverse that you're going to have problems trying to shoehorn or even compare it with other countries. It's a cultural problem that affects certain minorities more than others, and appears to largely be the fault of upbringing and family problems that aren't endemic to the group when isolated in other countries. Fix that shit and you fix the prison problem.

The hidden hand of the market corrects, but when you've hobbled the hand by rules that tie the market into government or other unnatural unions you have problems. If citizens in the USA were able to choose their healthcare insurance willy nilly and could choose from bargain barrel or high-end stuff without having to go through employers, and could buy out of state coverage, there MIGHT be a different discussion.

Here in Japan, we have a problem with single parent households, too, as it relates to badassery and law breaking. Parents together in general just works.
Smokey Gem (168 D)
Wed 11 PM UTC
@ Octavious " By promoting market economics and helping to spread democracy America has helped other nations improve tremendously and pull millions of their citizens out of poverty"

Concentrating wealth into 47 individual people is not dragging others out of poverty .

There are many more millionaries today but a million $$ dosnt go as far or mean as much anymore.

And I think you will find the British East India company laid down the formula/ blue print not the USA for wealth . Like most things the USA was just in a good position to take advantage at the time which they did. And Im failry certian that France spread democratic idealogy much more the the USA ..you know the French evolution and all that..
CAPT Brad (1904 D (B))
Thu 12 AM UTC
america is great, just ask the eleven million doing anything not to be sent back into the RTOW
KansasBoyd (207 D)
Thu 12 AM UTC
Great point Brad.

Funny how the liberals who think America is this terrible place, first don’t seem to be in any hurry to leave but are then outraged if anyone talks about deporting the illegal aliens from this terrible horrible place.
CAPT Brad (1904 D (B))
Thu 01 AM UTC
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@ Smokey Gem
the British East India company!?!
French evolution?!?

an imperial institution and the mitochondrial french?

Smokey, what are you smoking?
Octavious (1481 D)
Thu 03 AM UTC
@ Smokey

Let's pretend for a moment that the French revolution and East India Company stuff was accurate. How exactly would that lesson the impact of America?

You also seem to be getting into a tizz over inflation for some reason. A million dollars doesn't go so far anymore? No it doesn't, although how this is at all relevant to anything isn't immediately obvious...
TrPrado (372 D)
Thu 03 AM UTC
“And Im failry certian that France spread democratic idealogy much more the the USA ..you know the French evolution and all that..”

Okay lemme lay down some sweet sweet history. No. Not one bit. The result of the French *Revolution was more monarchy and the end of the Holy Roman Empire to become slightly more concentrated German monarchies. Many European (and yes STRICTLY European) monarchies were afraid of the possibility of a spread of democracy, but it wasn’t hard to curtail. To this you may point out Latin American revolutions being inspired by the French Revolution, but they were equally inspired by the American Revolution and made countless overtures to it. But even here it wasn’t anything to do with a spread of democracy, as they were pretty clearly authoritarian once they achieved independence.

In fact, not a single nation gave a heart’s shit about spreading democracy for the longest time, and nobody bought into increasing it within their own nations. Then came the Social Gospel, and America’s super weird hypocritical brand of imperialism that wanted to teach certain non-white nations to govern and establish democracy. Then that culminates in Woodrow Fucking Wilson who wanted to teach the whole world to “elect good men” and make the world safe for democracy with an association of states. He popularized the notion of spreading democracy around the world. Get dunked on.
CAPT Brad (1904 D (B))
Thu 03 AM UTC
interesting because wilson squashed democracy at home and supported jim crow laws as did all of the other southern democrats
TrPrado (372 D)
Thu 03 AM UTC
I mean I’m not saying he was a good president.
Smokey Gem (168 D)
Thu 07 AM UTC
@ Oct...I sometimes have difficulty making my points.

the Impact of the French revolution was the spread of the ideals of democracy. The basis . yes it was fucked up by dear napoleon but the fundamental ideals were spread,

Have you travelled much ??

From the little i have done in mainly africa " American " influence is minimal at an on the ground real differnce level.mainly because things were done to the countries and people often without there consent or cooperation. For example the British Empire at its peak spread its values and beliefs across the globe. Much like the US has tried to do ..and if we look at the damage the destruction of traditional systems caused by Imperialism we can agree that some benifits were in the most part outweighed by the costs.Simularly the USA is at that pointy end before decline and I firmly belive that the values forced on others will be seen as archaic and so wrong it will beggar belief.

TrPrado (372 D)
Thu 02 PM UTC
The ideals of democracy were spread TO France for the Revolution BY the United States.
CAPT Brad (1904 D (B))
Thu 03 PM UTC
Do you understand how the British colonial system worked? They picked a minority group gave them power and ruled through them. Not exactly democratic.
Octavious (1481 D)
Fri 11 AM UTC
@ Smokey

"if we look at the damage the destruction of traditional systems caused by Imperialism we can agree that some benefits were in the most part outweighed by the costs"

Actually, no, we can't agree on that one. Lets not get bogged down by it, though.

I've travelled a fair amount. Mainly in Europe, but I've spent some time in Egypt and Morocco, and a few months in Venezuela. Oh, and a little time in North America.

I dare say the Frogs did their bit to spread ideas, when their glorious revolutionaries weren't too busy setting themselves up as Kings in various parts of Spain and Italy of course. But again, that does not make the American global influence any greater or lesser than it was.


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Matthewew (93 D)
Thu 03 PM UTC
How do I talk to players?
Am I just missing something. How do I talk to the other players in my game?
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reedeer1 (90 D)
Mon 13 Nov UTC
A back to diplomacy game
I am just returning to diplomacy, and am looking for 6 people to join me.
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JECE (1072 D)
Sat 11 Nov UTC
Who wants to play 1600?
http://vdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=32997
PPSC with perfectly divisible pot if we don't draw.
Rulebook press, rulebook civil disorder and hidden draw votes
42-hour phases, so that you won't CD if you check the game once a day
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Thaneofwhiterun (1055 D)
Wed 15 Nov UTC
Strangest/ Least probable alliances?
What do y'all think are the least likely alliances between countries in the long term?
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JoJoReference (65 D)
Tue 14 Nov UTC
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Advanced theory
Who would win in a fight, Alex Jones with a katana, or Obama with a hatchet & shield? No prep time or outside help allowed
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slypups (1380 D)
Wed 15 Nov UTC
Replacement player needed for public, non-anon World Diplomacy game
Game: http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=207427
India has disappeared and we need a replacement player. His position is still pretty good, so lots of potential there. If you are game, we'll try contacting a mod to swap you in so that there isn't another NMR.
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