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by flash2015
Sat May 08, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Mafia 67 Signups —//— The Curse of the Azure Bonds
Replies: 171
Views: 6141

Re: Mafia 67 Signups —//— The Curse of the Azure Bonds

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by flash2015
Mon May 03, 2021 12:49 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Can someone explain communism to me
Replies: 82
Views: 2343

Re: Can someone explain communism to me

I hate people who are poor by choice. That's why, I want the system to allow everyone a chance, but also encourage people to gain more. Wait, what? What people do you think are poor by choice? The main group of people I think that are poor "by choice" are Buddhist monks, Catholic brothers and nuns,...
by flash2015
Fri Apr 30, 2021 8:27 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Can someone explain communism to me
Replies: 82
Views: 2343

Re: Can someone explain communism to me

It is weird that we are having such absolutist arguments - no inheritance allowed or "taxation is theft". There is a continuum of options between these two extremes. Is your imagination on overdrive again, flash? Who is arguing taxation is theft? Perhaps you need to check your account security then...
by flash2015
Fri Apr 30, 2021 7:36 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Can someone explain communism to me
Replies: 82
Views: 2343

Re: Can someone explain communism to me

It is weird that we are having such absolutist arguments - no inheritance allowed or "taxation is theft". There is a continuum of options between these two extremes.
by flash2015
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:19 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Can someone explain communism to me
Replies: 82
Views: 2343

Re: Can someone explain communism to me

Perpetuating a system that allows a small minority to sequester and hoard vast wealth at the expense of the majority is not the best way to ensure all of society's children are provided for. Yet that is what you advocate. I agreed with your earlier post about people who made their fortunes on immor...
by flash2015
Fri Apr 30, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Can someone explain communism to me
Replies: 82
Views: 2343

Re: Can someone explain communism to me

I think the discussion of inheritance is either moral or immoral is kind of a distraction. This is off topic a little but when I was taught about morality as a Catholic in Australia, I had understood that caring about family was a given. You aren't some wonderfully good person if you care about your...
by flash2015
Thu Apr 29, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Politics
Topic: Ed Balls
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: Ed Balls

orathaic wrote:
Wed Apr 28, 2021 11:34 pm
Is it Ed Balls day already?
Yep, we are officially getting old...
by flash2015
Wed Apr 28, 2021 5:26 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Ed Balls
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: Ed Balls

Ed Balls?
by flash2015
Tue Apr 27, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Site certification expired
Replies: 26
Views: 3376

Re: Site certification expired

With all the warmth and love being thrown around...I thought it may be important to make everyone aware that an important milestone is about to be reached.

As of today, I am only 3 short of 1000 +1s...

This could be the thread where history is made! +1 this post and be a part of this joyous event!
by flash2015
Mon Apr 26, 2021 5:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Hey
Replies: 3
Views: 1726

Re: Hey

And just like that, she was gone...
by flash2015
Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: SSL Certificate
Replies: 11
Views: 2161

Re: SSL Certificate

I did get the rule added for https everywhere to always force webdip to https. So if it does automatically redirect, it could be just because you have the https everywhere plugin installed.
by flash2015
Sat Apr 24, 2021 3:13 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: UK defence minister
Replies: 24
Views: 875

Re: UK defence minister

Unfortunately, the victims in question were not IRA members. In most cases. But again I will ask the simple question, is it acceptable to take up arms against a state which is killing members of your community? The discussion of when violence is justified is an ethical debate which has gone on for ...
by flash2015
Thu Apr 22, 2021 9:52 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Good Climate News!
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Good Climate News!

I can't believe it is legally binding.
by flash2015
Thu Apr 22, 2021 7:41 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Good Climate News!
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Good Climate News!

It's an aspirational goal at this point. Let's wait and see what specific regulations and policies they propose. On the tailpipe emissions thing, probably the first thing they will change is the regulation rollback from Trump which reduced the required efficiency improvements from 5% to 1.5%: https:...
by flash2015
Thu Apr 22, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Good Climate News!
Replies: 6
Views: 324

Re: Good Climate News!

They provided a fact sheet: https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2021/04/22/fact-sheet-president-biden-sets-2030-greenhouse-gas-pollution-reduction-target-aimed-at-creating-good-paying-union-jobs-and-securing-u-s-leadership-on-clean-energy-technologies/ What more do you want?...
by flash2015
Sat Apr 17, 2021 6:52 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Can someone explain communism to me
Replies: 82
Views: 2343

Re: Can someone explain communism to me

What "comeback" are you seeing exactly? I am a Marxist and will happily talk about communism with you, but I have no idea what you mean by a big comeback, as I am aware of no such thing. What we've been witnessing in recent years is a huge rise in ultra-conservatism and neo-fascism. To put it simpl...
by flash2015
Fri Apr 16, 2021 7:21 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: Can someone explain communism to me
Replies: 82
Views: 2343

Re: Can someone explain communism to me

There are multiple problems with taxation in the US: (a) Taxes at many different levels - When Australia decided to create the GST it created it at the federal level. Whilst it really funds the states, the federal government is responsible for tax collection and setting tax levels. The US is a bit d...
by flash2015
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: A Better Democracy
Replies: 19
Views: 845

Re: A Better Democracy

Given your responses to far this is what I think this thread may be:

https://i.imgur.com/LaJ9Kmo.gif
by flash2015
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:33 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: A Better Democracy
Replies: 19
Views: 845

Re: A Better Democracy

For example, are you suggesting that Brexit occurred because on uninformed voters?

I am just guessing of course as you say you were against Brexit... :razz:
by flash2015
Fri Apr 16, 2021 6:31 pm
Forum: Politics
Topic: A Better Democracy
Replies: 19
Views: 845

Re: A Better Democracy

Your assumption about my assumption was false :razz: . I specifically said that democracy doesn't assume people are particularly clever, and I believe that that is one of its strengths. Start discriminating based on intellect and you instantly lose the fully representative voting base, which I was ...