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2ndWhiteLine (2502 D Mod (B))
02 Mar 12 UTC
Girl Scouts
I'm starting to think Rep. Bob Morris was right.
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bolshoi (100 D X)
02 Mar 12 UTC
mainstream media teams up with gop?
as election fraud becomes rampant and government legitimacy is starting to be questioned, the federal reserve, in conjunction with major media outlets as well as the democratic and republican parties, have formed a coalition to deal with this emergency situation.

http://www.extremetech.com/computing/120583-new-speech-jamming-gun-hints-at-dystopian-big-brother-future
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Geofram (245 D (B))
02 Mar 12 UTC
Encryption in Public Press
Anyone ever run into this?
If you've no idea what I'm talking about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QnD2c4Xovk

Would essentially destroy public press, but I can't see it breaking the rules...
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Yellowjacket (835 D (B))
02 Mar 12 UTC
A true shit list
short
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bolshoi (100 D X)
29 Feb 12 UTC
Muted? Game Chat?
as some may be aware, approximately 25% of the webdiplomacy has muted me as of today. so my question is do those mutes include in-game messages?

more specifically, lets say i join an anonymous game with messaging with some of the muters. will they not hear any of my messages... and not know why i'm not messaging them?
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2ndWhiteLine (2502 D Mod (B))
01 Mar 12 UTC
Giant bugs!
http://www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2012/02/24/147367644/six-legged-giant-finds-secret-hideaway-hides-for-80-years?ps=cprs
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bolshoi (100 D X)
02 Mar 12 UTC
who needs lebanon?
http://english.pravda.ru/opinion/columnists/01-03-2012/120646-No_Lebanon_will_be_on_map-0/

why stop at palestine? keep the bulldozers rolling!
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Fasces349 (169 D)
29 Feb 12 UTC
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Where the free market FAILED
sorta a late response to a lot of TCs advocating free market captialism. This is an article and talk about an industry that because of how free the market was, the market failed.
http://www.economist.com/node/21548240
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bolshoi (100 D X)
02 Mar 12 UTC
question of skill
if there is a game where the only two countries to cd are england and italy, and the game eventually leads to a four way draw, where france is just about to be eliminated at the end. does that indicate gross incompetence on france's part? this question is of vital importance to my self worth.
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redhouse1938 (975 D)
02 Mar 12 UTC
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THE TRUTH SHALL NOT BE SILENCED
-p e
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abgemacht (407 D Mod (G))
02 Mar 12 UTC
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This is a Debug Thread
DO *NOT* Post here unless you are bolshoi.
I am trying to reproduce a reported bug.
bolshoi, Please just post, numbering 1, 2, 3, etc until the bug appears. Then stop posting and PM me.
If anyone else posts here, I will Silence you.
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redhouse1938 (975 D)
29 Feb 12 UTC
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MadHouse's invitational
gameID=81977
You're all cowards. Players with a >100 GR wouldn't dare to be in this game.
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Werner (2339 D)
29 Feb 12 UTC
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Need help from a mod
Could one of the mods please take a look at the game "The Med... Is the best VI"? Seems we are stuck in pause due to a newbie who has since left the game. Thanks!
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President Eden (2733 D Mod)
02 Mar 12 UTC
MadHouse Invitational Roll-Call
gameID=81977

As the game was supposed to have a list of all participants made available, I thought it would be better to post here instead of in game and reveal identity.
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DILK (1569 D)
28 Feb 12 UTC
High Stakes Gunboat
Hey everyone, I want to start a high point WTA anon gunboat. I am thinking at least a few hundred points. Would anyone be interested? If so shoot me a PM and we can discuss points, time per phase, and the password.
I am just sick of PPSC games and constant CD's.
Also it'd be best to not post in this thread and just PM me to keep up the anonymity
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redhouse1938 (975 D)
02 Mar 12 UTC
Need players
Dear all,
I still need some strong players for this game
gameID=81977
Classic, full-press, WTA, 101 D, anon, PM me for the password!
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krellin (65 D)
02 Mar 12 UTC
England Needed -- Good position (Top 3)
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=80985#gamePanel
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dvp834 (100 D)
02 Mar 12 UTC
H. Kissinger's Allies game
if you need an extra player, i'd love to join
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ConservativeValues (35 D)
02 Mar 12 UTC
World Diplomacy - Tripping on a Wipple Dip
Please join my game. And then, please buy my books.
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Aphetor (121 D)
02 Mar 12 UTC
Move Review
Hey folks -

I'm a bit new to Dip, and I couldn't find anything in the rules or the DATC tests to help me figure out why the outcome of the move I just saw resulted the way it did.
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Geofram (245 D (B))
17 Feb 12 UTC
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Re: Ghost-Rating, Fill This Out.
http://tinyurl.com/ghostratingsurvey
Do it. Do it now. And post criticism or needed additions to the form here.
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abgemacht (407 D Mod (G))
01 Mar 12 UTC
Cleanroom Update
I don't know if anyone cares, but this forum as been overflowing with bile recently, so I'm going to post this anyway.
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steephie22 (80 D (S))
26 Feb 12 UTC
in religion people question almost everything but everybody assumed Jesus was there
opening message is too long, will be reply...
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2ndWhiteLine (2502 D Mod (B))
02 Mar 12 UTC
TC vs. Bolshoi
It's on!
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Thucydides (975 D (B))
02 Mar 12 UTC
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who is boilsho is he new.
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President Eden (2733 D Mod)
01 Mar 12 UTC
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Dear bolshoi,
If you're the only one calling attention to your own trolling, you are not a troll. Please refrain from soiling our bad name with your even worse attempts.

Thanks,
Eden
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hugu37 (100 D)
02 Mar 12 UTC
country assignment
is there a formula, or is it random? I'm in 7 ongoing games currently, assigned Austria in 3 of them and Germany 2. Just seems a little overstacked. Granted, I've also had periods wherein I was Russia in 3/4 games at one point. Not griping, just curious to know how it works.
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Lando Calrissian (13 D (S))
29 Feb 12 UTC
Game 6: Revelation
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Puddle (372 D)
29 Feb 12 UTC
Iranian Nuclear Proliferation
Opener too long, be as a response.

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SantaClausowitz (348 D)
27 Feb 12 UTC
Does this speech make you puke?
As my time here is winding down I've been posting less and have had a no thread posting policy. Unfortunately a news item that kicked me in the balls has popped up and I wanted to see if anyone can support the statements of one-half of the Republicans dynamic duo.

The question, like Mr. Santorum does this speech make you puke, and if so which part?
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semck83 (229 D (B))
28 Feb 12 UTC
@SC, if you didn't say it, then I didn't make anything an attack on you. My remarks were specifically directed to those who used it. I think that's pretty clear, so I frankly have no idea what you're talking about.
Mafialligator (239 D)
28 Feb 12 UTC
I don't recall claiming to speak for the gay community. And I think you'll find neither does Dan Savage. Now who's fault is it that your hypothetical (but probably all too real) rural Tennessee dweller assumes that Dan Savage's actions represent the ENTIRE gay community?

My point isn't that the entire gay community should be vulgar all the time, but you know what? Some people in it are vulgar. Should they be silenced in order to make the discourse palpable to the most backward of their opponents? Or should they be taken part and parcel along with everything else?
semck83 (229 D (B))
28 Feb 12 UTC
Nobody should be silenced, @Mafia. But it would probably be helpful if they were aware that they are damaging the cause they subscribe to, and are also lowering the level of dialog.

Incidentally, I finally looked up Santorum's remarks. Unless there are other remarks than the 2003 interview, I certainly disagree that he is claiming that every gay is a child molester. (I can't remember who suggested that; maybe I mis-inferred it).
Draugnar (49 D (G))
28 Feb 12 UTC
@Santa - but while it may have put it under a microscope, it made realtions *worse* for a long time and we are just now starting to recover from *both* the Rodney King and Reginald Denny cases. I live in one of the most racist and backwards cities (well the suburbs of this city) in the US by some studies. We have our own serious set of race problems and every time something goes wrong, racial tensions get worse and the city waits to explode in violence. This is not a good thing. People get hurt and killed for what? To make a point? Some of those people, like Reginald Denny, are completely innocent victims. Harming innocent people is *never* a good thing. If a movement feels the need to get violent, they better make certain their violence is directed at *real* targets. Let's look to 9/11 for a moment. I can't speak for anyone else but me, but I got tired of hearing 9/11 comapred to Pearl Harbor. Pearl Harbor was violence directed at the appropriate target. I may not like that the Japanese attacked us (I wasn't there, admitedly, as it was 25 years before I was born) but at least they attacked the source of their anger. And while there are still those upset with the Japanese government even today, the backlash and recovery from WWII has been much quicker with regards to Japan than it will ever be with the terrorist organizations who financed and/or attacked civilian targets using civilian airliners full of civilian passengers and crews.

If you attack the innocent, you effectively become a terrorist and do more harm than good for your cause.
Mafialligator (239 D)
28 Feb 12 UTC
@ Santa Clausowitz - He's not a serious candidate despite saying things like that. He's a serious candidate BECAUSE he says things like that. There's a very real and very vehement part of America that is clamoring to hear things like that from candidates.
Draugnar (49 D (G))
28 Feb 12 UTC
@Santa - Mafia is right, unfortunately. There are still those hate mongerers and bigots who would love to see someone like Santorum get the nod. And, also unfortunatley, their numbers seem to be growing. Just as the militant "left" (for lack of a better term) continues to grow, so does the bigoted "right".
probably right, good points
Yellowjacket (835 D (B))
28 Feb 12 UTC
@semck:

"He didn't impact Santorum's popularity.... Certainly calling it a masterstroke suggests you badly need a conservative friend."

I cannot believe that that form of google bombing did not negatively impact the Senators chances of being elected for president. Maybe it wasn't a "good" or "fair" tactic, but then again, neither is equating homosexuality as a move towards bestiality. Were Savage a politician, I would not like his action. Since he isn't, I think he's making a loud and very fair statement. "You can't fuck with us anymore without considering the consequences."

I have conservative friends. Smart ones. They keep me sharp :P


"At least we agree that he wouldn't in fact, and wouldn't even speak support for such (illegalizing premarital sex)"

Agreed, which is why I stated that my "deeper" point is irrelevant in reality. Still,if you're going to attack contraception, it's not so huge a step to get here next.
semck83 (229 D (B))
29 Feb 12 UTC
"I cannot believe that that form of google bombing did not negatively impact the Senators chances of being elected for president."

Really? I'd be quite surprised. I just don't see whose opinion it would change.
Yellowjacket (835 D (B))
29 Feb 12 UTC
It's more subtle than that. If people see him as a joke or disgusting or even unworthy of respect that is all going to impact his campaign. For a citizen of Savage's relatively small political clout, I think he's done more than enough to make a difference - cheap shot though it is, it is richly deserved.
Gunfighter06 (222 D)
02 Mar 12 UTC
I hate to bounce this thread, but I have to say something as a moderate conservative with libertarian sympathies.

Santorum scares the hell out of me. He has zero chance in the general election. Just look at the polls. He's projected to lose to Obama by more than 10 percent.

But it's more than just election strategy. Who cares about what goes on between two men in a private bedroom when gas is pushing $5 a gallon and unemployment is at 10%.
Yellowjacket (835 D (B))
02 Mar 12 UTC
Gunfighter it should be obvious that high gas prices are God's punishment for our refusal to persecute sinful homosexuals.
Mafialligator (239 D)
02 Mar 12 UTC
Well now that this thread has already been bumped I don't feel bad bumping it again with this video.

http://www.theonion.com/video/heartbroken-santorum-condemns-gay-marriage-for-two,27497/
Gunfighter06 (222 D)
02 Mar 12 UTC
@ Yellowjacket

Lol. I blame the oil speculators.


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