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Topic: Treason
Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 10:39:14 AM
March Hare wrote:
Seems to me there's little point in Trump meeting anyone at all, if all he does is lie through his teeth anyway.

Well, this is probably the flip side of democracy. If people want a lying president, they can get one. Democracy is a compromise. Now you agree to my choice, even if you dislike it, then I agree to yours, even if it infuriates me. But this convention doesn't seem to work in the US anymore. Trump is obviously too much to put up with for too many people, as well as his alternative would be. The house is divided against itself.
Topic: Treason
Posted: Wednesday, July 18, 2018 6:43:26 AM
If Trump was supposed to once again accuse Putin of this and that, there was no point in their meeting. Accusations and threats can be made from Washington, no need to travel so far.
Topic: On Political Correctness
Posted: Friday, June 1, 2018 5:13:51 AM
Absinthius wrote:
The phrasing that you advocate lifting anyone up to a level (or even your dissatisfaction of bringing people down a level) implies you think there are different levels of people that have inherently different values.

I think he meant a level of privilege, not a level of value. To me it seems quite obvious.

FounDit wrote:
If whites are so privileged, wouldn't it be better to lift everyone else up to that level?

Topic: Automation, Bane or Boon? (50)
Posted: Sunday, May 20, 2018 2:38:52 PM
There is a problem with "the production and delivery of various goods and services". To whom will those robots deliver them? To other robots? Humans, not having jobs, won't have money to pay for goods and services. This looks like the end of the market economy. Because most people won't have anything to sell and therefore won't be able to buy.
Topic: Why "Mankind" Isn't the Real Problem
Posted: Sunday, May 13, 2018 11:30:21 PM
Drag0nspeaker wrote:

62,979,879 votes for Trump, 65,844,954 for Clinton.

Out of 325.7 million citizens in the USA, that means about 5.1% voted for Trump.

I'm afraid something is wrong in your calculation.
63 / 326 * 100 = 19%
Topic: Birthday of Kim Il-Sung
Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 2:01:04 PM
Thank you, Drag0nspeaker, I see your point. In that sense, probably only some small countries deserve that name.
Topic: Roger water’s reaction to syria attack : false propaganda
Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 1:56:20 PM
Drag0nspeaker wrote:
One character has the hair of Trump - though I don't know who the face is meant to be.
One is a mixture of Frau Merkel and Mrs May.
I've no idea who the other is - it just looks like "a person who doesn't wear a beard and turban".
I doubt that most people in Turkey would even recognise as much as that about the three cartoon characters.

They are apparently Trump, May and Macron. The leaders of the three nations that participated in the recent attack on Syria. I can't speak for the Turks but I recognized them immediately.

Drag0nspeaker wrote:
The other cartoons only show one Jew and one Muslim - so what?

I can't recognize those, to be sure. :)
Topic: Roger water’s reaction to syria attack : false propaganda
Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 12:25:08 PM
towan52 wrote:
"Today I was a hero. I rescued some beer that was trapped in a bottle"

If you were a hero, you'd have rescued some vodka, starichok. ;)
Topic: Roger water’s reaction to syria attack : false propaganda
Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 11:02:45 AM
Kirill Vorobyov wrote:

Again, each of them had their reasons. Picturing them in this way doesn't help anything. Today you picture political leaders of three major coutries as cannibals. Tomorrow they will want to retaliate and publish a picture of Russians eating Syrian children.

I mean, this is all bullshit. Trading insults instead of serious talk. It's just not the right way to handle things.

Reasons? Cannibals have their reasons too, don't they? ;)

I was just curious why Drag0nspeaker had said "all" when there were only three. Maybe he simply expressed his own opinion about western leaders, who knows? The cartoon might have been just a trigger. :)
Topic: Birthday of Kim Il-Sung
Posted: Tuesday, April 17, 2018 9:15:42 AM
Are "civilized" and "peaceful" synonyms in English? In Russian they don't seem to be. At least I don't see them as such. If you are uncivilized, you take a stone and hit your enemy on the head till he dies. Or something similar. Whereas if you are civilized, you just use some more sophisticated way to kill him. Maybe with a missile launched from a submarine.

Maybe that's only one meaning of the word. However, it exists, and I think it's what is meant when we talk about civilized nations. Because they've been fighting each other all the way. Does that mean their civilization wasn't developing and there is no difference between them and some Stone Age tribes?

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