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76  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Issues You Disagree With Your Favorite Politician On on: March 29, 2015, 08:13:59 am
Socialist Alternative has a completely wrong position on police officers (it regards them as 'workers in uniform', IIRC), is too tepid on the Israel-Palestine issue, and has a tendency to engage in economistic deviations from genuine Marxism.

The horror!

What the heck is "economistic deviations"?

Presumably this

I see. Basically caring about the living conditions of real workers instead of preparing for the glorious revolution.

"the Economists belittled the significance of revolutionary theory and class-consciousness, asserted that socialist ideology could emerge from the spontaneous movement, denied the need for a Marxist party to instil socialist consciousness into the working-class movement, and thereby cleared the way for bourgeois ideology"

Yeah, rejecting of "economism" in the name of the Great Revolution To Come constitutes the original sin of Marxism, and explains much of what is wrong with TNF's worldview.
77  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Racial tolerance map on: March 29, 2015, 08:10:21 am
France needs to be nuked.
78  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: US and Iran Closing in On a Nuclear Deal on: March 29, 2015, 02:37:35 am
Iran is a country without the consent of at least two or three different numbers, the solution, and after 12 years of conflict, the Iranian nuclear program, Reuters employees.

Say what?

If you don't know what I'm parodying, you've been missing out on the best part of the forum.

Ohhhh I get a t-host joke.

jao
79  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Galactic Republic Chancery Election 32 BBY on: March 29, 2015, 02:10:12 am
Antilles (normal)
80  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Something that sticks out like a sore thumb in the Star Wars Prequel trilogies on: March 29, 2015, 12:11:15 am
Yes, the prequel trilogy displays a lot of moral grayness that was completely absent from the original. That's a major improvement in my view, and it makes the story much more compelling. Although I and II were mediocre (the first because it was too goofy, the second because it had huge plot holes), I consider III to be the best Star Wars movie, and one of my favorite movies overall.

Anyway, back you your point, I wouldn't say the Jedi are bad guys. They have noble goals but are entangled in their traditions and their refusal to truly face the gravity of the situation and adapt to the change around them. Their position is similar to that of many institutions in history that have become stagnant and complacent over time: they eventually lose their grip over the situation, and end up getting wiped out. The prequel saga is definitely something of a Greek tragedy in that regard. What the prequels document is the decay and eventual downfall of a once-glorious power, as it so often happens in history.
81  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you rather live in OC or OKC? on: March 28, 2015, 11:59:42 pm
Where my Democratic vote would actually count...

So NOTA?
82  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: US and Iran Closing in On a Nuclear Deal on: March 28, 2015, 11:02:11 pm
Iran is a country without the consent of at least two or three different numbers, the solution, and after 12 years of conflict, the Iranian nuclear program, Reuters employees.

Say what?

If you don't know what I'm parodying, you've been missing out on the best part of the forum.

Huh

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jao
83  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: US and Iran Closing in On a Nuclear Deal on: March 28, 2015, 09:34:13 pm
Iran is a country without the consent of at least two or three different numbers, the solution, and after 12 years of conflict, the Iranian nuclear program, Reuters employees.

Say what?

If you don't know what I'm parodying, you've been missing out on the best part of the forum.
84  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Favourite latest post by previous poster on: March 28, 2015, 08:24:48 pm
Ahem...
85  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Favourite latest post by previous poster on: March 28, 2015, 08:23:31 pm
If Republicans think that being hawkish and starting wars with literally every country is a great solution and will help them winning elections and appeal to moderate and younger voters, they deserve to lose.
86  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1897 Contingent Election (The Hearse at Monticello) on: March 28, 2015, 08:13:35 pm
Reed/Boies.

C'mon guys, wouldn't it be fun if the House ended up choosing the candidate who came third?
87  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Knox and Sollecito cleared of all changes on: March 28, 2015, 08:10:11 pm
I would really be interested in hearing what Politicus, or anyone who actually thinks they are guilty, has to say. I honestly cannot understand how anyone could conclude, based on evidence, that there is any serious reason to believe they committed the murder. Everything in this case reeks of manipulation on the part of the police and stubbornness on the part of the prosecution, which made up the most ridiculous excuses to hide the simple fact that it made a mistake early on. It really is one of the most blatant cases of wrongful prosecution I have ever witnessed firsthand.


Funnily enough Italy's criminal procedure has strongly influenced most Latin American legal systems... and that's why most of them are awful.

Really? I had no idea. Pretty poor choice on their part, indeed.
88  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: DEA agents have sex parties in public buildings, paid for by drug cartel leaders on: March 28, 2015, 06:09:57 pm
The obvious solution is to fully privatize the DEA. Or leave it to the states.

LET TEH FREE MARKET DECIDE!!!
89  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Interests other than politics on: March 28, 2015, 05:23:05 pm
Procrastination.
90  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Aung San Suu Kyi on: March 28, 2015, 05:22:26 pm
FF in context, which is all that matters.
91  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Issues You Disagree With Your Favorite Politician On on: March 28, 2015, 04:58:35 pm
Uh, who's my favorite current politician? Hard to tell, but I guess that would be Nichi Vendola.

My main disagreement with him would be on electoral/institutional reform. I support Renzi's reforms with very minor reservations, and don't appreciate the Italian Left's tendency of fearmongering about "muh dictatorship"
92  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Libel Laws on: March 28, 2015, 03:11:21 pm
British libel laws are trash, but that's mainly because they exist to serve the rich and lawyered. They don't for example, help innocent poor people being attacked by media empires and their hired goons; but they will help secretive organisations of quacks clamp down on dissent.

But is there really much of a way to make it work any differently, in practice? The rich and lawyered are likely to always exist, and always be able to take advantage of those laws more than the less privileged.

Alas that is the risk, but I would prefer to find ways to make the justice system less reliant on those flush with $$$$; rather than just giving up protecting the innocent from public defamation.

Lawyers should be made into civil servants paid by the State on the basis of an assessment of their talent (but within reasonable limits) and randomly assigned to a defendant (although with conscience objection clauses).
93  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: DEA agents have sex parties in public buildings, paid for by drug cartel leaders on: March 28, 2015, 03:05:32 pm
Yeah, this is fairly disgusting.
94  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: What ideological labels would you use to describe your politics? on: March 28, 2015, 03:00:14 pm
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Apparently. :/

Mikado was talking about "reshaping society", I was talking about "status quo bias"... redefining action to be all about percentage of government spending just muddies the waters.

What word would you use for my definition of "action" instead?

Ah I was referring to Antonio's comment that government have a bias against action, my point in response is that all that governments do costs so money already that there isn't frequently room for innovation and further innovation (which isn't to say that isn't room). I was defining action as pretty much anything a government does which is proactive, which includes military expenditure especially as that plays in a key role in American industry.

My comment was a direct response to Mikado's argument, so I understood "action" in the same way as he did. I guess change vs. status quo would be a best way to frame the issue.
95  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you rather live in OC or OKC? on: March 28, 2015, 02:00:41 pm
Orange County is California. Oklahoma is Oklahoma. Guess.
96  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: US and Iran Closing in On a Nuclear Deal on: March 28, 2015, 12:21:30 pm
Iran is a country without the consent of at least two or three different numbers, the solution, and after 12 years of conflict, the Iranian nuclear program, Reuters employees.

jao
97  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What is the previous poster's password? on: March 28, 2015, 09:52:55 am
APasswordThatExists
98  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Joe Republic Bureau of Funny Post Archival on: March 28, 2015, 09:18:15 am
It appears that the fundamentalist of the Obama doctrine have decided to be more transparent than in the past.

1. If you do not like the doctor, we will keep the doctor.
2. If you do not like the plan, we will keep the plan.
3. Every country is guaranteed 2500 dead. Pre-orders already being accepted; Libya, Iraq, Yemen, Nigeria…
4. All pre-ambitions must be accepted.

A two week extension is said to be on order for the order to get in order their order. However, best your order be in order by the 31st.
99  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: what was the earliest/latest easter of your lifetime? on: March 28, 2015, 08:35:54 am
I can't be bothered figuring that out (normal)
100  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: France: Départementales 2015 - March 22/29, 2015 on: March 28, 2015, 08:15:15 am
So I guess I will have to vote for "UMP"...

In which canton do you live?
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