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by flash2015
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:12 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: A Better Democracy
Replies: 18
Views: 395

Re: A Better Democracy

Flash, where do I talk about stupid people being the problem? Perhaps it is the word "stupid" that is being problematic. What do you mean by it, exactly? I am going off this paragraph: "The problem are those who don't care enough to do it properly but vote regardless. Those who vote for the same nu...
by flash2015
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:47 pm
Forum: Forum Games
Topic: The Counting Game
Replies: 852
Views: 71823

Re: The Counting Game

745 The month before the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki I had to think a little bit on this one - did it really happen a little earlier than I remembered? Then I realized you meant July 1945. Ah... :razz: The 747 bus takes passengers from the Montreal airport to the downtown bus terminal...
by flash2015
Fri Apr 16, 2021 5:41 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: A Better Democracy
Replies: 18
Views: 395

Re: A Better Democracy

I think you are prematurely jumping ahead here, making the assumption that "stupid/uninformed voters" are the problem and that people that don't vote are the real ones making an explicit choice. I would argue that people who are not voting do it because they don't have the time, don't feel there are...
by flash2015
Fri Apr 16, 2021 4:26 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Can someone explain communism to me
Replies: 82
Views: 1153

Re: Can someone explain communism to me

Wait, so taxation isn't theft?
by flash2015
Thu Apr 15, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Can someone explain communism to me
Replies: 82
Views: 1153

Re: Can someone explain communism to me

You know you have until May 17th now. Plenty of time!!!
by flash2015
Wed Apr 14, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Wargaming Scenarios
Replies: 29
Views: 538

Re: Wargaming Scenarios

@ yavuzovic Which we was supposed to end statism? Humans were doing pretty well and the whole world started to increase it's living conditions. People should have realised that wars aren't only bad for the attacked. It is only a pity then that the one global super power never learned this.. I think...
by flash2015
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:17 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Pacifist Diplomacy ended - England wins
Replies: 11
Views: 759

Re: Pacifist Diplomacy ended - England wins

I am surprised that in over 5 years no-one created a bot to commit their orders.

Or perhaps they did????
by flash2015
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Wargaming Scenarios
Replies: 29
Views: 538

Re: Wargaming Scenarios

What do you think is right for Ukraine then? You would prefer it to continue its vassal state status with Russia (like Belarus)...and the EU/US are wrong for providing any support which may question this status?
by flash2015
Mon Apr 12, 2021 10:25 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Wargaming Scenarios
Replies: 29
Views: 538

Re: Wargaming Scenarios

Meanwhile, Ukraine fascists learned that European soft power wouldn't be enough to prevent Russian nationalists claiming half their country. The EU would be well advised to negotiate a peaceful solution with Russia. I'm pretty sure the UK is already looking for a new ally to make them feel relevant...
by flash2015
Mon Apr 12, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Wargaming Scenarios
Replies: 29
Views: 538

Re: Wargaming Scenarios

Should they? I mean, wtf is the US doing intervening in an I tetnal Chinese matter (both RoCand PRC claim that there is only one China and Taiwan is part of it). What are the US currently doing regarding 'democracy' activists on Hong Kong? The "one China" policy isn't universal in Taiwan. The KMT s...
by flash2015
Sun Apr 11, 2021 8:30 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Wargaming Scenarios
Replies: 29
Views: 538

Re: Wargaming Scenarios

War games are already suggesting that the US won't be able to defend Taiwan: https://nypost.com/2021/03/11/us-war-games-over-china-threat-warn-of-likely-defeat-report/ It is hard. It is a long way for the US to continually project power, especially against a rapidly growing China. If Russia invaded ...
by flash2015
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:36 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: can someone please explain Zoroastrianism
Replies: 5
Views: 145

Re: can someone please explain Zoroastrianism

I sort of think of Zoroastrianism is like Metallica before the black album.
It represents monotheism before it began to suck and sellout:

https://hazlitt.net/feature/greatest-th ... start-suck
by flash2015
Fri Apr 09, 2021 7:27 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: EU vaccine hoarding
Replies: 69
Views: 4194

Re: EU vaccine hoarding

The problems with AstraZeneca continue. Australia now advising not to give AstraZeneca to anyone under 50 (the benefit is not worth the risk). I am not sure it will make my parent's happy as it means they will be forced to get AstraZeneca (my father wanted to get the Pfizer one): https://www.news.co...
by flash2015
Fri Apr 09, 2021 4:21 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Can someone explain communism to me
Replies: 82
Views: 1153

Re: Can someone explain communism to me

Looks like the union vote has been lost in Alabama: https://www.cnbc.com/2021/04/09/amazon-union-vote-live-updates-as-counting-resumes-in-alabama.html https://www.theverge.com/2021/4/9/22374540/amazon-union-vote-outcome-bessemer-alabama-rwdsu-bhm1 If communism was even remotely in the realm of possi...
by flash2015
Fri Apr 09, 2021 3:52 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Can someone explain communism to me
Replies: 82
Views: 1153

Re: Can someone explain communism to me

@Fluminator, I am not sure what you think communism is. At least to my understanding it has a very specific meaning. From Britannica: "Communism, political and economic doctrine that aims to replace private property and a profit-based economy with public ownership and communal control of at least th...
by flash2015
Fri Apr 09, 2021 1:59 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Can someone explain communism to me
Replies: 82
Views: 1153

Re: Can someone explain communism to me

Looks like we have hit a textbook example of Poe's Law:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe%27s_law
by flash2015
Sun Apr 04, 2021 5:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Happy Countdown Day!
Replies: 14
Views: 1620

Re: Happy Countdown Day!

Unleashing my inner pedant for a sec... I am not sure I would call DMY "EuroOrder"...as that suggests it is a uniquely European thing. DMY is the most popular date format in the world and is used in most countries. It is probably as closest thing we have to a global date format standard: https://en....
by flash2015
Fri Apr 02, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: EU vaccine hoarding
Replies: 69
Views: 4194

Re: EU vaccine hoarding

I called it. Fauci says that the US may not use AstraZeneca: Asked whether the United States will use the AstraZeneca vaccine doses, he said, “That’s still up in the air. My general feeling is that given the contractual relationships that we have with a number of companies, that we have enough vacci...
by flash2015
Fri Apr 02, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Announcements
Topic: New annual point giveaway!!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 2912

Re: New annual point giveaway!!!!

This is a weird time of the year for the points giveaway. If I had an inquiring mind I would wonder if there was anything significant about the date.

But since I don't, sign me up!!!!
by flash2015
Wed Mar 24, 2021 8:32 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Lick Me in the Arse
Replies: 12
Views: 1309

Re: Lick Me in the Arse

No, thank you.