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Serious / Re: Just fuck my Brexit up
« on: November 15, 2018, 04:10:40 PM »
It just goes to show talk does better than petrol bombs for unification.

Shame that the talk came from the British side/the DUP, but ah well.

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Serious / Re: Voting: a civic right, or a civic duty?
« on: November 11, 2018, 07:18:19 AM »
Only the landed gentry should vote, for they surely recieved proper schooling and recognise the seriousness and priveledge of voting.

Everyone should be allowed to vote. If too many retards become the majority vote for something that is inherently bad, then you immediately know you need to invest more into education.

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So why is that belief still held today, if the money = power thing isn't regulated to just Jews (e.g. The Catholic Church being one of the richest institutions in the world, whoever the hell is on the Forbes richlist, religions in general not having that much of a grip on daily life or political influence...)?

I've heard about Jewish lobby groups in the US that keep the US' support for Israel, anything related to that sort of thing, etc... Now I don't know if any of that is true, but if the idea of it alone is being spread, why is it that it's just accepted and targetted, and not say... the NRA and their actual lobbying of gun laws, for example. Or any of the other groups that use their money for power today?

Just curious.

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The Flood / Re: 1995 albums
« on: November 04, 2018, 05:08:21 AM »
Nice list, got some Chemical Brothers coming up.

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The Flood / Re: Starting my own company
« on: November 03, 2018, 05:41:37 AM »
Fleeting

Or like "Life is Fleet.inc"

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Started with SC's misandry, ended with the Verbatim Mental Olympics.

Isn't that truly what we all think of when we come here?

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I always thought it would count time leaving it open in a tab.

Hell I have 4 tabs permanently open on my mobile internet while I'm doing sonething else.

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The Flood / Re: how do i undo going to college
« on: October 24, 2018, 06:35:06 AM »
Hey personal experience, didnt do anything for me, especially cause I live in bumfuck no where.

Contrary to your personal experience, I live in bumfuck nowhere, somewhere else, and I think my tertiary education has.

There's nothing stopping someone from going to education and working in retail during or afterwards, it just becomes a career platform to jump off of rather than the ceiling.

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The Flood / Re: how do i undo going to college
« on: October 20, 2018, 10:40:44 AM »
You can't, you're fucked.

So find what you can do to dig yourself out of that position.

Same boat here, took a bachelor's in a saturated market coming out of an economic collapse ("graduate" positions asking for Masters or 2-5 years experience, have to be a silver-keyboarded devil to write why you wanted to work with Generic Company A since you were a child... etc...), though fortunately all I need to dig myself out is a driver's license.

If what you need is not attainable and you are truly stuck, well... don't jump is the best advice there. I doubt it's that bad considering you are intelligent. You'll figure a way out.



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The Flood / Re: post users who are literally insane
« on: October 15, 2018, 05:14:45 AM »
Elegiac comes to mind, but I can't think of why.

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The Flood / Re: what is the worst thing you've done in the past 168 hours
« on: October 13, 2018, 03:01:36 PM »
By your definitions, a lot.

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The Flood / Re: Do some people really not have an "inner voice?"
« on: October 13, 2018, 02:45:27 PM »
But I also considered the idea of someone who was never taught any language, and I wonder what their capacity to contemplate certain ideas is like.

There is a concept of "mentalese" language by some linguist for the rare few who don't have a language (mostly people who have had extreme developmental issues or abuse-related, where there are other things at play and affect the person).

E.g. If two people experienced Thunder and Lightning, one with language and one without, while one could explain it to someone else, the second, whilst having difficulty explaining it to anyone, could concieve of it within their mind and attribute things to it.

Sure they may not know how to describe "loud" or "flash of light", but would have in their minds the idea of it and compare it against other experiences (i.e. a normal day is "quiet" even if they have no word for it).

Abstract or more complex ideas are harder to explain or concieve, such as "infinite".

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The Flood / Re: Convince me anyone making more than 250k
« on: October 03, 2018, 02:30:03 PM »
Taxes are a shit way of dealing with this. Most money will probably go directly into the pockets of waste-of-space politicians.

There should be direct contribution charges from the top 20% of earners.
They could literally pay for everyone's healthcare if they had a mandatory contribution charge of 30% of their earnings.

You mean like taxes
Taxes is just a sum of money that goes who the fuck knows where.

With a dedicated contribution charge for X service - 100% of the money will go to X service and not to the chums who are already paid enough by taxes.

Sounds nice, but then the Health Service becomes overfunded while the roadways have to scrounge for maintenance costs.

People would then choose what they *think* is priority, not what really needs funding (or in equal measures, which would make the freedom of choice irrelevant).

Even if it were limited to "€/£/$Xk earners get to choose", then the other taxes from poorer folk would get funnelled into the deficits...

So then the poor have less control over what funding goes where, and likely is going to go to the military or a nuclear deterrent, for example, something not everyone would be happy to do or have on their conscience.
What if we let the bottom 85%, decide where the Contribution of top 15% go?

Still the same problem, except now the 85% are the largely uninformed deciding where money goes with no control to the 15%

"Sorry Bill and Melinda Gates, we're substituting the money from Africa in the form of aid, to cruise missiles and hellfire drones, the will of the people and all that".

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The Flood / Re: Convince me anyone making more than 250k
« on: October 03, 2018, 11:10:32 AM »
Taxes are a shit way of dealing with this. Most money will probably go directly into the pockets of waste-of-space politicians.

There should be direct contribution charges from the top 20% of earners.
They could literally pay for everyone's healthcare if they had a mandatory contribution charge of 30% of their earnings.

You mean like taxes
Taxes is just a sum of money that goes who the fuck knows where.

With a dedicated contribution charge for X service - 100% of the money will go to X service and not to the chums who are already paid enough by taxes.

Sounds nice, but then the Health Service becomes overfunded while the roadways have to scrounge for maintenance costs.

People would then choose what they *think* is priority, not what really needs funding (or in equal measures, which would make the freedom of choice irrelevant).

Even if it were limited to "€/£/$Xk earners get to choose", then the other taxes from poorer folk would get funnelled into the deficits...

So then the poor have less control over what funding goes where, and likely is going to go to the military or a nuclear deterrent, for example, something not everyone would be happy to do or have on their conscience.

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The Flood / Re: "Change your avatar, its so offensive"
« on: October 01, 2018, 04:33:13 AM »
Fuck off yada yada turning me into the new Deci yada yada...

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The Flood / Re: "Change your avatar, its so offensive"
« on: September 27, 2018, 06:06:17 AM »
So, shall we be seeing the new series of Deci rants in another 2 months?

I can't wait to see how they climb out of that cliffhanger this season.

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The Flood / Re: Time or money
« on: September 23, 2018, 11:54:38 AM »
Would Brexit affect the job if you took it?

Also, would it cut into your streams, and how much do you enjoy doing those (on top of everything else you consider important in your free time)?

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The Flood / Re: Nike Political Views
« on: September 09, 2018, 06:29:40 AM »
>Have a controversial ad campaign (why it is I don't know but extreme patriotism does strange things)
>Supporters buy into the brand thinking the company is a pious beacon of morality, ignoring the "Made in Bangladesh" labels.
>Opposers buy the shoes anyway to burn, making them marginally more retarded then the other group.
>Everyone else doesn't care and just buy shoes as normal (the "background" sales)

Marketing and PR must be easy in these wild times.

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The Flood / Re: "i don't think it matters"
« on: August 19, 2018, 04:21:54 AM »
Quote
I don't think

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The Flood / Re: Fight me
« on: July 26, 2018, 06:50:11 AM »
Sony has awful fucking security measures and doesn't spend enough of its profits on it's server upkeep to justify it's shitey download speeds.

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The Flood / Re: Been a while since we had one of these.
« on: July 18, 2018, 08:28:44 PM »


I got bonuses in pragmatism and veganism funnily enough...so this test also shows I'm a hypocrite in that regard. Niiiiice.

What a shitty looking flag though, I wouldn't die on a hill for that.

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Just remember it in chunks

5738 isn't 4 numbers to remember if I remember it as "Fifty Seven" "Thirty Eight".

Only trouble I get with phone numbers is ones with lots of repeatables, e.g. 07903 030937. Then it's rememberibg the order than what number follows what, and it gives me a headache.

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Serious / Re: Andrew Yang 2020
« on: July 17, 2018, 06:42:24 PM »
It's nice to see it getting brought up, and as a campaign point in America no less. Knowing nothing else, he sounds like an alright candidate.

Kurzgesagt did videos on these topics, and while they don't directly relate, something will inevitably have to be done about the increasing amounts of unemployment that KZ suggest would make half of America's workforce redundant, and their explanation of UBi generally fits the bill. They suggest simply swapping over the administration fees of current benefit systems and using that for UBI, as there isn't as much overhead (i.e. All you need would be some form of ID and residency status, rather than taking into account your income, employment status, rent costs, disability, etc...) but obviously that would differ between countries (e.g. Finland almost works on this system already, by having tax rates at 50% for high earners).

YouTube

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Unfortunately, I doubt this guy is gonna get a shot at it. He directly targets hi-tech companies benefiting the most from automation, which if the Kurzgesagt video is anything to go by, will be most current mega-companies that have massive lobbying power in the US... you can already see where this is going. All the best to him for 2020.

There's also other concerns. The UK has been rolling out the Universal Credit scheme which is only supposed to combine payments into one, like a UBI would (it doesn't just give you free money though), and it has been slandered as a complete disaster which has increased suffering, suicides, and an increased use of food banks, simply because the system is automated and doesn't into account individuals needs very well if they have multiple problems that require financial support.

It has to be done correctly first time, or millions will suffer who already jump through hoops of current systems.

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The Flood / Re: What Are Some Cool Animals We Should Domesticate
« on: July 17, 2018, 06:29:09 PM »
Domesticate owls, like Barn Owls.

Use 'em like Flying Jack Russels, rat removers.

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The Flood / Re: Just need to rant about something (moving out)
« on: July 15, 2018, 05:12:20 AM »
Is this a permanent move or a temporary one just for uni? Is it miles and miles from your parents house?

Moving out isn't always "the next stage in life". I moved out for 3 years while I went to Uni, and after moved back home because it didn't make sense to pay rent without a job to jump straight into to cover it.

Although my home was too far away to visit often, I knew I had a place at home if/when I came back for Easter, Christmas, etc... If there ever was a real problem it was just a 3-4 hour trip home. It cut me off from my friends a bit as I couldn't always come down for birthdays etc, but you're moving in with your best friend so it's sorta balanced out.

Moving out doesn't cut you off, unless you wanted to. Being "away" feels odd for a while but after about a week or two you get into the routine and have some new things to add (e.g. dropping down for dinner or calling every few days).

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The Flood / Re: Who's lost family/loved ones?
« on: July 12, 2018, 07:05:23 PM »
I've lost grandparents on either side, but before birth so they've never affected me other than curiosity as to what they were like. My only great grandmother I knew died when I was around 8 or 9 so again, not much to feel in terms of loss.

I'd say I've been fortunate, but at the same time that's going to make it harder longer down the line when I lose my two remaining grandparents as I grew up with both of them closely, and I'm close to my other extended family too, who are starting to get on.

I've lost acquaintances and family pets and felt similar, a bit numb, but never actually hitting badly. I think about them a lot, especially since most the people I knew went out pretty grisly or depressed. People take grief in different ways and there's no "right way" to experience it. For how long boils down to how long it'll take until you get "used" to it - someone you see everyday and knew well and had good vibes off of might take a lot longer than someone you met once at a bar.

This probably hasn't helped very much. I'm sorry for your loss.

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Gaming / Re: Where do I find this in Fallout New Vegas?
« on: July 12, 2018, 05:25:47 PM »
Big MT.

Just look at their big, huggable STINGERS!

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Serious / Re: Project Fear
« on: July 10, 2018, 08:44:38 AM »
OH NO NO NO


Nigel "fuck the EU but let me continue making a 6 digit salary as a member of the European parliament and also don't take away my personal EU pension for the family so that I can move abroad when Brexit goes wrong" Farage? Amazing some people still support people like that.
I love that he went to Ireland to promote "Irexit", and we told him to fuck off.

Truly delusional.
hahaha why the fuck would Ireland rally behind a British aristocrat what a fucking retard
Irish nationalist and anti-EU groups even protested against him because they'd be damned before siding with someone like him.

It's like he forgot why Irish Nationalism exists in the first place...

Just picked up on Boris comparing the UK soft exiting to being treated like a colony. My fucking sides, the irony.

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Serious / Re: Project Fear
« on: July 10, 2018, 06:52:22 AM »
OH NO NO NO


Nigel "fuck the EU but let me continue making a 6 digit salary as a member of the European parliament and also don't take away my personal EU pension for the family so that I can move abroad when Brexit goes wrong" Farage? Amazing some people still support people like that.
I love that he went to Ireland to promote "Irexit", and we told him to fuck off.

Truly delusional.

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Serious / Re: Project Fear
« on: July 09, 2018, 05:14:31 PM »
Could be good or bad.

If no one puts through a vote of no confidence (or the current cabinet survives one), it'll only be a soft Brexit - shit, but nothing as devastating as if May was turfed out and replaced by Rees Mogg or Johnson's plans.

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