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by mikemc
Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: is it safe to come back..?
Replies: 91
Views: 9281

Re: is it safe to come back..?

Fascism and Stalinism are both totalitarian, but that does not make both words synonymous with totalitarianism . That's fine, it is not my point to make them the same, identical. It is my point that they are understood as being a) real world historical *examples*, implementations and b) of a type o...
by mikemc
Tue Nov 19, 2013 7:08 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: is it safe to come back..?
Replies: 91
Views: 9281

Re: is it safe to come back..?

Sorry but this doesn't fly here! You do an incomplete DICTIONARY definition of Stalinism and then compare that incomplete definition to Totalitarism and Fascism. So basically what you are saying is, all the things these three have in common, they have in common, so they must be the same! Do you thi...
by mikemc
Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:56 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: is it safe to come back..?
Replies: 91
Views: 9281

Re: is it safe to come back..?

The truth is that you are incapable of defining "need" as a calculable economic unit I think the point is rather that need shoudn't be a calculable economic unit. What you seem to not understand about the difference between left and right, is not so much the difference in determining where the prob...
by mikemc
Tue Nov 19, 2013 4:45 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: is it safe to come back..?
Replies: 91
Views: 9281

Re: is it safe to come back..?

Let's get this crystal clear. There is no such thing as the 'totalitarian implementation of socialism'. That is an oxymoron. The closest thing to that description is STALINISM. But Stalinism is not fascism. Fascism is a tool for defending capitalism, as in Nazi Germany and Mussolini's Italy. Stalin...
by mikemc
Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: is it safe to come back..?
Replies: 91
Views: 9281

Re: is it safe to come back..?

Like you'd know. You don't even know the difference between fascism and socialism. Guffaw. He's got you there. I interpreted what you meant as the totalitarian implementation of socialism being fascism. (Anything else would be just totally missing that oat of middle school). The mutual fingering pa...
by mikemc
Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: S friend needs your advice...
Replies: 22
Views: 2033

Re: S friend needs your advice...

Forge. wrote:^+1 Mihi is amazing!

She really is. "New Zealand's Bjork" is pretty high praise, but I'm thinking it's not far off the mark.
by mikemc
Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: S friend needs your advice...
Replies: 22
Views: 2033

Re: S friend needs your advice...

What does the S mean? Special friend? Super best friend? I say give it a go. She needs to realise this is her one big shot at fame and fortune. There'll never be another chance like this. She has to shine. If she gets knocked out early, it's because her music is rubbish and her life worthless. In t...
by mikemc
Tue Nov 19, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: S friend needs your advice...
Replies: 22
Views: 2033

Re: S friend needs your advice...

A friend of mine entered NZ's Got Talent. She's an unbelievably talented live-looper/singer who already has solid underground status in NZ/Aus... she'd already released her first independently-funded album etc. She went into the show with the explicit attitude of "I'm doing this to get some increas...
by mikemc
Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:44 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: is it safe to come back..?
Replies: 91
Views: 9281

Re: is it safe to come back..?

I'm guessing that the thread that I posted all the cool maps in truly was derailed by cornholery. :( Darn. You what? I had posted some maps that illustrated some things. Then, you had asked me a question about why financial interests would want world government. Then I went back to the thread, and ...
by mikemc
Tue Nov 19, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: is it safe to come back..?
Replies: 91
Views: 9281

Re: is it safe to come back..?

I'm guessing that the thread that I posted all the cool maps got shut down, per the prophetic title.

I've been away too long, but it is no less safe than in the Times of Dum.
by mikemc
Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:49 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: S friend needs your advice...
Replies: 22
Views: 2033

Re: S friend needs your advice...

beats me wrote:Oh!!! Is she auditioning for season 1 of We’re Only Airing This Because It’s a Chick Doing It For a Change? Go for it and wear a cute outfit is my advice.
Lol. Yeah. That is, however, excellent advice.
by mikemc
Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:37 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: S friend needs your advice...
Replies: 22
Views: 2033

S friend needs your advice...

A friend of mine (no, really not me) is going to go to an audition to be on one of the "Country's Most Talented" shows, doing electronic music (but not with live). I think she's being sort of crazy, but it's her life. Is it a totally idiotic thing to consider? The agreement she had to sign is really...
by mikemc
Sat Nov 16, 2013 12:30 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: is it safe to come back..?
Replies: 91
Views: 9281

Re: is it safe to come back..?

CCCPEREZZZ RUULEZZZZ

:P :lol: :x
by mikemc
Fri Oct 25, 2013 1:08 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Japanese find sex, love, and relationships mostly pointless
Replies: 20
Views: 2805

Re: Japanese find sex, love, and relationships mostly pointless

There are two married couples. All of them work. They are economically equivalent. They both buy "fixer upper" houses. Then, one couple has kids, the other finds they can't have kids. The childless couple can travel, spend their income on home improvement and finds they enjoy. The other couple is ec...
by mikemc
Fri Oct 11, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Wonder what's going on in the Lounge nowa....
Replies: 42
Views: 5180

Re: Wonder what's going on in the Lounge nowa....

I find myself mostly agreeing with myrnova. (despite a risk of aligning myself with someone, however spuriously, associated the undeniably humorous mental image of 'a giant fucking baby', which has me imagining a snarling, drooling, be-diapered infant with an incongruous erection on the top of whate...