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Re: The General Political Thread
« Reply #5055 on: June 15, 2019, 04:16:16 pm »
https://twitter.com/guyparker2

With people like this leading our national regulatory bodies I think the EU is falling down our list our priorities...
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« Reply #5056 on: June 15, 2019, 10:32:49 pm »
https://www.itv.com/news/central/2019-06-12/blunt-utensils-replace-kitchen-knives-to-help-save-lives/

LMAO. If criminals want to commit murder, this silly ban won't hinder them.

First they banned civilian guns, then knives, and now kitchen utensils. Has it helped? Criminals will always find a way to commit crimes they are willing to do. If they want a gun, they will get their hands on one.


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Re: The General Political Thread
« Reply #5057 on: June 17, 2019, 08:34:14 am »
Wait Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt are the current frontrunners for the conservative leadership election? Big oofs.
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« Reply #5058 on: June 17, 2019, 09:41:49 pm »
Of course. Johnson's ridicious hardline position is the only thing that will bring back voters to the Conservatives and MP's would like to keep their seats.

But hey someone please tell me how first-past-the-post single-member districts are such a good system for electing legislative bodies.

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« Reply #5059 on: June 20, 2019, 10:26:32 pm »
Of course. Johnson's ridicious hardline position is the only thing that will bring back voters to the Conservatives and MP's would like to keep their seats.

Johnson doesn't have a hardline position, in fact he's managed to avoid saying publicly what his Brexit policy actually is other than that he's determined to leave by Oct 31st. He probably wants May's deal minus the NI backstop, which isn't that extreme.


But hey someone please tell me how first-past-the-post single-member districts are such a good system for electing legislative bodies.

FPTP is great so long as you have primary elections that ensures there's a two-party system. For instance there's no need to vote Liberal Democrat if you can instead vote for a centrist to be the official Tory or Labour candidate come the general election.

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« Reply #5060 on: June 21, 2019, 08:46:27 pm »
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« Reply #5061 on: June 21, 2019, 09:14:32 pm »
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« Reply #5062 on: June 21, 2019, 09:26:21 pm »
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« Reply #5063 on: June 21, 2019, 09:52:32 pm »
This better be a full blown ground war, none of this pussy "tactical" shit they pulled in Nam and 04. 80 million Hajis aren't just gonna let Khamenei walk with a few skirmishes and some oil fields burning. They are going to want BLOOD, and we will be forced to level their entire geographic position with artillery ordnance. This is precisely what the warhawks Pompeo, Bolton, and Commander in Chief Pumpkin want. Thousands of Americans and millions of Iranians will die over some shitty sand dune, and a mass humanitarian/geopolitical crisis will emerge from its ruin.

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« Reply #5064 on: June 22, 2019, 04:08:50 am »
This better be a full blown ground war, none of this pussy "tactical" shit they pulled in Nam and 04. 80 million Hajis aren't just gonna let Khamenei walk with a few skirmishes and some oil fields burning. They are going to want BLOOD, and we will be forced to level their entire geographic position with artillery ordnance. This is precisely what the warhawks Pompeo, Bolton, and Commander in Chief Pumpkin want. Thousands of Americans and millions of Iranians will die over some shitty sand dune, and a mass humanitarian/geopolitical crisis will emerge from its ruin.
In my world politics we learned about there is always a war that happens between the falling world power and the second place, rapidly rising other power (so U.S.A. vs China). I predict the Russians and Chinese providing mass assistance to Iran and it will be one of the most economically damaging wars in addition to mass loss of life, if China/Russia decide to not get involved directly. It will cement China as the number one power and the fall of the United States as the global hegemonic power.

This is the invasion of Japan the U.S. never got if it happens (in terms of dedicated populace willing to kill themselves).
i'm generally pretty terrified of a nation that sends children to perform mineclearing with their bodies or frontal assaults on regular troops
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god damn, Anthony is smart, he was able to get the shit AEF to tie with the best reg in the game. The tactical geniusness needed to pull off such a feat is insane. He's the Erwin Rommel of NW.
i always get an erection when i check my subscrptions and see that phresh cluelesswill vid
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« Reply #5065 on: June 22, 2019, 04:32:20 am »
This better be a full blown ground war, none of this pussy "tactical" shit they pulled in Nam and 04. 80 million Hajis aren't just gonna let Khamenei walk with a few skirmishes and some oil fields burning. They are going to want BLOOD, and we will be forced to level their entire geographic position with artillery ordnance. This is precisely what the warhawks Pompeo, Bolton, and Commander in Chief Pumpkin want. Thousands of Americans and millions of Iranians will die over some shitty sand dune, and a mass humanitarian/geopolitical crisis will emerge from its ruin.
In my world politics we learned about there is always a war that happens between the falling world power and the second place, rapidly rising other power (so U.S.A. vs China). I predict the Russians and Chinese providing mass assistance to Iran and it will be one of the most economically damaging wars in addition to mass loss of life, if China/Russia decide to not get involved directly. It will cement China as the number one power and the fall of the United States as the global hegemonic power.

This is the invasion of Japan the U.S. never got if it happens (in terms of dedicated populace willing to kill themselves).
i'm generally pretty terrified of a nation that sends children to perform mineclearing with their bodies or frontal assaults on regular troops
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I'm sure Khamenei and Trump are fully willing to let a few hundred thousand perish for their goals. The former for God, and the latter for Economy. Either way, this could potentially be the opening to some of the worst atrocities in recent memory if left unchecked.

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« Reply #5066 on: June 22, 2019, 12:22:16 pm »
But hey someone please tell me how first-past-the-post single-member districts are such a good system for electing legislative bodies.

FPTP is great so long as you have primary elections that ensures there's a two-party system. For instance there's no need to vote Liberal Democrat if you can instead vote for a centrist to be the official Tory or Labour candidate come the general election.

FPTP is terrible. Looking at the United States, there are few succesful primary challenges on the federal level and barely any challenges at all on the state level or local level. Linking geographical location to political preferences was an 18th necessesity you can easily do without now. Let people vote their actual preference, not the least-worst candidate.

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Re: The General Political Thread
« Reply #5067 on: June 25, 2019, 07:11:45 pm »


Yeah, I'm thinking he's based.

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« Reply #5068 on: July 03, 2019, 09:30:02 am »
In my world politics we learned about there is always a war that happens between the falling world power and the second place, rapidly rising other power (so U.S.A. vs China). I predict the Russians and Chinese providing mass assistance to Iran and it will be one of the most economically damaging wars in addition to mass loss of life, if China/Russia decide to not get involved directly. It will cement China as the number one power and the fall of the United States as the global hegemonic power.

This is the invasion of Japan the U.S. never got if it happens (in terms of dedicated populace willing to kill themselves).
i'm generally pretty terrified of a nation that sends children to perform mineclearing with their bodies or frontal assaults on regular troops
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In addition to that, Iran is basically impossible to defeat in a defensive ground war if you look at the geography and size of the nation. Iran is basically Afghanistan on some massive steroids.

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