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Puddle (372 D)
09 Apr 12 UTC
Value of
What the title says.
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Yonni (208 D)
09 Apr 12 UTC
Changing my IP
I have an account on MLB.com but cannot watch the Jays game because it's blacked out in my area. Does anyone know a quick and safe way to get around the restrictions? Feel free to PM me so multis don't get any ideas.
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fiedler (897 D)
09 Apr 12 UTC
I've just had...
TWO cans of coke, even though Mommy says I have to go to bed in an hour.
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dubmdell (556 D)
08 Apr 12 UTC
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The Thread for People Who Want to Gunboat Good and Do Other Stuff Good Too
Would the gunboaters who frequent the 1000 D buy-in games please post here how they play gunboats so the rest of us may learn from you? Looking at a game isn't enough, we need to know what you're thinking when you see a board. What does the better player see that I miss?
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Tettleton's Chew (0 D X)
02 Apr 12 UTC
Glad that the U.S. is not Europe
Euro zone unemployment reaches near 15-year high
Joblessness in the 17-nation currency zone rose to 10.8 percent - in line with a Reuters poll of economists - and 0.1 D worse than in January, Eurostat said on Monday.
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krellin (107 D)
09 Apr 12 UTC
BAD TROLL ROOM (Putin...in here...)
That's right, bitch...
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abgemacht (407 D Mod (G))
05 Apr 12 UTC
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Attention Men!
It is very important you see this:

http://www.dollarshaveclub.com/
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Mujus (2030 D (B))
08 Apr 12 UTC
Jesus Rises from the Dead
http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=Jhn&c=20&v=1&t=NLT
Mujus (2030 D (B))
08 Apr 12 UTC
Here's a link to the NLT (modern English version of John's eyewitness account of Jesus' rising from the dead:
http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=Jhn&c=20&v=1&t=NLT
Gobbledydook (77 D (B))
08 Apr 12 UTC
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Thank-you, but this is not Sunday school.
Feel free to discuss religion but I think we can read up the Bible ourselves.
Draugnar (49 D (G))
08 Apr 12 UTC
Um... Nobody saw Jesus rise from the dead. The found an empty tomb and his robes, but did not see him get up and when they first saw him, none of them recognized him.
Gobbledydook (77 D (B))
08 Apr 12 UTC
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Draugnar, that implies someone removed the body of Jesus from the tomb and impersonated him. Who do you think would have done that?
NigeeBaby (783 D (G))
08 Apr 12 UTC
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I saw a sign outside a church saying 'Jesus saves' and somebody had scribbled underneath 'but Messi scores the rebound'.
Football is a religion to many and it's not run by men wearing dresses and taking your money in the promise of a salvation you can't be sure will ever come. I can understand why normal working class people can have more faith in a sport than a religion because it's more honest, more transparent, more accountable.
Octavious (1301 D)
08 Apr 12 UTC
...you've not heard of Sepp Blatter, have you Nigee?
NigeeBaby (783 D (G))
08 Apr 12 UTC
Octavious
Don't talk to me about that crook .....
Gobbledydook (77 D (B))
08 Apr 12 UTC
Football is entertainment not religion.
Football is not a way of living life. Religion is.
NigeeBaby (783 D (G))
08 Apr 12 UTC
Gobbledydook
It's that beautiful naivety about religion that has led to its demise.
I'm sure once upon a time this is what it stood for, we all get seduced by the fairy story but reality bites.
If you can't see how football can be like a religion I guess you're not a big fan yourself.
The day that football players start to abuse little children and their managers try to cover it up could be the day I start to lose the faith
shigzeo (938 D)
08 Apr 12 UTC
Religion is entertainment in many ways. Think of all the fundraisers, the potlucks, the group circles, the ladies' and mens' nights, the Alleluia parties, etc., and so on. That is just for one part of the Christian Church.

While I am a Christian, I disagree that football isn't religion. You've never probably played, watched, been part of, gambled, or lost on a team. It is as emotional, or more emotional than most anything that happens at church.

Think, too, of how football supports certain people's lives, just as does the church. Both have their superstars. Pele and Beckham are probably names that even non-footballers would know, similar to non-Christians having heard of Jesus.

I know people who live, eat, breathe football. I know people who live, eat, breathe religion. The corollary is that each sport is a different religion to whom devoted believers are obeisant, and that every religion is a different sport.

First, we have to kick down the divide of conceptual propaganda from the heads of large organisations and the church, then we can talk. Till then, we will be trading swats and that is it.
Gobbledydook (77 D (B))
08 Apr 12 UTC
wait i thought that happens already?
JECE (638 D)
08 Apr 12 UTC
Honestly, I don't see how you can claim that football is equivalent to religion. I see the simmilarities, but it makes religion sound much more benign than it really is.

By the way, guys. Here is another translation of the event into modern English:
http://www.bricktestament.com/the_life_of_jesus/the_empty_tomb/jn20_01.html
Everything that's written in black is a direct quote or paraphrasing; anything written in grey isn't. I highly reccomend this version! It has Lego pieces.
NigeeBaby (783 D (G))
08 Apr 12 UTC
JECE
I don't think football is equivalent to religion but for many millions of people it has become more relevant to their lives than religion, something tangible.
I don't think religion itself has failed anyone but the pious fundamentalist zealots that purport to be the messengers have lost touch with the realities of modern day society, they have marginalised themselves, set themselves up as some sort of social elite where as we were led to believe that the meek shall inherit the Earth.
Football is of the people and for the people, if it ever forgets that it will also face an untimely demise. Until then it represents community, togetherness, hope, a sense of belonging, and they've got better songs .........
Mafialligator (239 D)
08 Apr 12 UTC
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Sweet Zombie Jesus!
Jamiet99uk (58 D (B))
08 Apr 12 UTC
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Mujus, please fuck off and stop posting Bible links on the forum. Nobody is interested.
thatwasawkward (3611 D (B))
08 Apr 12 UTC
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The religious arguing with scripture is pretty similar to Trekkies arguing about the minutiae of shit that happened in different episodes. None of it is relevant to real life because it's all made-up anyway. Oh, really, you found a BOOK that says something? Check out a library sometime, you can find books that will say most things.
Draugnar (49 D (G))
08 Apr 12 UTC
@Gobble - Mujus said John's *firsthand* account of Jesus rising. John had a firsthand account of the already risen but not yet ascended Jesus, but not of Jesus rising from the dead. It's a pedantic distinction but an important one nonetheless.
ghug (2731 D (B))
08 Apr 12 UTC
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@thatwasawkward I detest that statement. The minutae of Star Trek are extremely important.
orathaic (1004 D (B))
09 Apr 12 UTC
'Honestly, I don't see how you can claim that football is equivalent to religion. I see the simmilarities, but it makes religion sound much more benign than it really is.'

do we define things by the category they fall in, or by the qualities they exhibit??
JECE (638 D)
09 Apr 12 UTC
orathaic: That is a good question. Ideally, I suppose, the two would coincide: categories are artificial constructs and only can be natural if they share a specific set of qualities. Since religion is a construct that encompasses constructs (religions) which espouse constructs (e. g. faith, divinity), then calling something a 'religion' probably has no meaning. And all this, by the way, is coming from somebody that doesn't have a very high opinion of philosophy, ha ha.
JECE (638 D)
09 Apr 12 UTC
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Jamiet99uk: This is your type of Bible: www.bricktestament.com ;-).
Mafialligator (239 D)
09 Apr 12 UTC
Brick testament is the best bible.
Mujus (2030 D (B))
09 Apr 12 UTC
Again, it's not about religion in terms of philosophy or following rules or "being spiritual"... It's about a relationship with God, the real God, the living God. It's not about being "good enough." It's about admitting our need for God. We all need God; those who admit the need can receive what he has to offer, a free gift that changes lives forever.
Mafialligator (239 D)
09 Apr 12 UTC
Kinda begging the question isn't it Mujus?
Mafialligator (239 D)
09 Apr 12 UTC
And I don't just mean about whether or not god is real either. I mean, even if god is real, why do I need to have a relationship with him? Why do I need him? If I had a relationship with another person who was as controlling, arrogant, and draconian as god is said to be, I'd try to limit their contact with them, not make myself dependent on them. Every time I've heard someone describe their "relationship with god" it always sounds like a nightmarishly abusive one to me.
Putin33 (100 D)
09 Apr 12 UTC
God sounds like a self-help scheme. Religion without responsibility.
JECE (638 D)
09 Apr 12 UTC
Mujus: Sorry, but I really can't debate with anyone about that over a forum. But just so you know, I have never doubted the existence of a god; nor have I seriously considered the existence of one. I am a life-long atheist that doesn't claim to be spiritual. And no, I obviously don't feel like there is any hole in my life.

Mafialligator: In honor of Easter, I ask you to read the following:
http://www.bricktestament.com/the_life_of_jesus/the_empty_tomb/jn20_01.html
Jamiet99uk (58 D (B))
09 Apr 12 UTC
@ Mujus: "We all need god".

No, we don't. I don't believe in god and I have a happy and fulfilling life. Thanks.
Jamiet99uk (58 D (B))
09 Apr 12 UTC
Also, JECE, good call, I had a look at that "Brick Testament" and did find it quite amusing.


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Sargmacher (0 D X)
09 Apr 12 UTC
URGENT Good Position Replacement Needed
gameID=84058

Kenya - strong position. No real dangers.
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Barn3tt (30102 D)
09 Apr 12 UTC
Sargmacher 5 pt. Challenge game 10
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=84578
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Vaftrudner (2533 D)
08 Apr 12 UTC
Vaftrudner's 1000 point challenge
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Thucydides (975 D (B))
08 Apr 12 UTC
Help me craft a style
So I'm rebooting my diplomacy. It's been on autopilot for like a year and half and I'm going nowhere fast... let's talk comprehensive strategies, shall we?
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King Atom (100 D)
09 Apr 12 UTC
Heading To the Sex Offender Capital of America...
Guess where that is!
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centurion1 (1478 D)
09 Apr 12 UTC
How Karmic is this?
http://webdiplomacy.net/board.php?gameID=85569#gamePanel

draw when there is a cd.
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Emac (25 D X)
08 Apr 12 UTC
Search Options
Can the search option be set to find only new games that are public? Why are password protected games even listed on the same page as public games anyway?
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Lando Calrissian (13 D (S))
08 Apr 12 UTC
Masters
Anyone watching?
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Thucydides (975 D (B))
07 Apr 12 UTC
RIP The Hanged Man
for he is hung :(
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dubmdell (556 D)
08 Apr 12 UTC
Gunboat Challenge Game 3 EOG
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rokakoma (18688 D)
08 Apr 12 UTC
Sargmacher's 1000 Point Challenge - EOG
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Lando Calrissian (13 D (S))
08 Apr 12 UTC
board.php?gameID=82998
EOG
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Sargmacher (0 D X)
08 Apr 12 UTC
EOG Sargmacher's 1000 Point Challenge
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Lopt (100 D)
08 Apr 12 UTC
Big Live Game (1400 pot)
Join quickly: gameID=85508!

Do you have the guts to take the glory?!
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Geofram (245 D (B))
04 Apr 12 UTC
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TIL That Mormons hate knock knock jokes.
Just happened as I washed from dinner.
Knock knock.
"Evening sir, have a moment to talk about Jesus?"
"You're supposed to wait until I say 'who's there.'"
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NigeeBaby (783 D (G))
08 Apr 12 UTC
Is Messi better than Pele?
"People always ask me: 'When is the new Pele going to be born?' Never. My father and mother have closed the factory."

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dubmdell (556 D)
06 Apr 12 UTC
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I wrote a song for Ava and the link works!
Inspired by Sarg's comments in this thread:
http://webdiplomacy.net/forum.php?viewthread=851524
I wrote this song for Ava! I used my friend's twelve string for instrumentation. The link works in this thread. Or it did for me.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUdxAQznH9E
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AncientMemories (174 D)
08 Apr 12 UTC
Something while waiting for the next season
I dunno, i think it's interesting anyways. Give it a second or two to load
http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120312.html

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DoctorJingles (212 D)
07 Apr 12 UTC
Not happy with the Mods
I am currently upset with the mods of webdiplomacy. I allowed my younger sister to make an account on webdip with the use of my personal email. Soon after i am recieving emails accusing me of multi accounting when they can clearly see that my account and my sisters share no games what so ever.
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Mujus (2030 D (B))
07 Apr 12 UTC
The Story of Lazarus Rising from the Dead
http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=Jhn&c=11&v=1&t=NLT#
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hellalt (145 D)
06 Apr 12 UTC
Masters of Masturbation
gameID=82656
just because of my bad manners Russia gave up on an easy solo just so that I don't survive.
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Thucydides (975 D (B))
07 Apr 12 UTC
In all seriousness regarding Congolese symphonies
I first heard of the Congolese National Symphony Orchestra here, check it out. Very cool.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8709592.stm
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