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Re: Important: Changes to Community Guidelines

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 1:52 pm
by Forge.
^don't know if we are straying into "politics" again, but I read something not long ago where statistics are surprisingly high in the former GDP and also former soviet states of people who actually say it was better before the collapse, and I think what you are saying there Tom is generally the reason they give.

As we have all been seeing all too well in the last few years, unrestrained capitalism only results in extreme greed and wealth of a small few at the expense of the majority, and the encouragement of selfishness.

Countries like Australia seem to have thus far managed a really good balance, notwithstanding whatever the new right wing government does in the next few years, but so far it's one of the most evenly balanced countries in the world with one of the largest middle classes and a reasonably level playing field.

Yeah, I guess this has strayed into "political" (as soon as it started to get interesting) illustrating once again why the new ban is a really stupid idea.

Re: Important: Changes to Community Guidelines

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:01 pm
by Samuel L. Jizzle
Natural selection is always a hot topic. The unfit will always speak out against it, as those who are nostalgic of East Germany are only too eager to illustrate.

Re: Important: Changes to Community Guidelines

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:02 pm
by TomViolenz
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Re: Important: Changes to Community Guidelines

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:03 pm
by re:dream
Samuel L. Jizzle wrote:Natural selection is always a hot topic. The unfit will always speak out against it, as those who are nostalgic of East Germany are only too eager to illustrate.
Wow. For a moment there you almost sounded like .....

...but no. Forget I said that.

Re: Important: Changes to Community Guidelines

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:05 pm
by TomViolenz
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Re: Important: Changes to Community Guidelines

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:05 pm
by TomViolenz
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Re: Important: Changes to Community Guidelines

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:28 am
by Forge.
^for the record I called it in that thread that got deleted as soon as he started talking about the noble savage. ;-)

Re: Important: Changes to Community Guidelines

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:53 am
by Machinesworking
Forge. wrote:^don't know if we are straying into "politics" again, but I read something not long ago where statistics are surprisingly high in the former GDP and also former soviet states of people who actually say it was better before the collapse, and I think what you are saying there Tom is generally the reason they give.

As we have all been seeing all too well in the last few years, unrestrained capitalism only results in extreme greed and wealth of a small few at the expense of the majority, and the encouragement of selfishness.

Countries like Australia seem to have thus far managed a really good balance, notwithstanding whatever the new right wing government does in the next few years, but so far it's one of the most evenly balanced countries in the world with one of the largest middle classes and a reasonably level playing field.

Yeah, I guess this has strayed into "political" (as soon as it started to get interesting) illustrating once again why the new ban is a really stupid idea.
great post, and yes, there needs to be a new system between the two, not just capitalism with some socialist concepts or socialism with some free market... but politics ban oh yeah!

Re: Important: Changes to Community Guidelines

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:22 am
by Samuel L. Jizzle
^ I have no problem with crap like this being banned. ;)

Re: Important: Changes to Community Guidelines

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 6:55 am
by Forge.
how many times have you been banned now?

Re: Important: Changes to Community Guidelines

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:52 am
by TomViolenz
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Re: Important: Changes to Community Guidelines

Posted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 3:39 pm
by H20nly
TomViolenz in a moment of clarity and reflection wrote: Everyone has the right to an opinion, even if it is wrong ;-)

As long as it is not defended in a belligerent and repetitive way, it actually adds to the discussion, because it challanges one to defend ones own opinions against other arguments.

And asking for banns, as well as telling on people, is what got us into this situation in the first place. So I hope we won't repeat that mistake again!

Re: Important: Changes to Community Guidelines

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 8:03 pm
by re:dream
Apparently references to a shirtless Putin will get threads locked

Remember folks: when you refer to Putin, keep his shirt on.

And no mention of human rights violations.




That's political.

Re: Important: Changes to Community Guidelines

Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:43 pm
by Samuel L. Jizzle
A shirted Putin never violated anybody's rights.

Aaaaand scene.

Re: Important: Changes to Community Guidelines

Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2014 8:50 pm
by LoopStationZebra
What does it mean again when you post someone's post but then don't add any comments?

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