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Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: April 24, 2017, 09:24:17 pm »

Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has announced that she is stepping aside as leader of her National Front (FN) party.

Is this... normal for French politics?

Apparently it not unheard of in French politics. It is a move to make here seem more mainstream but she is still de facto the leader of FN even if not de jure. At least that is how I see it. She have in any case not shown she is changing her political agenda.

PC Games / Re: Starcraft
« on: April 21, 2017, 10:14:06 am »
For me it takes a bit of time to start up however. Like it locked. And Windows may give you a false indicator that the game is stuck. But I just wait and it loads right up.

PC Games / Re: Star Citizen:Squadron 42
« on: April 21, 2017, 09:39:59 am »
Yeah. I do not like how the referral code system is turning out. I think a bit of referral system is cool and all. But meh... This just makes them look bad.

Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: April 21, 2017, 09:38:12 am »
Hard to take that quiz as an American, I have no idea on things like your criminal punishment being too strict or how your healthcare system is doing.

Research or take neutral then.

Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: April 20, 2017, 01:24:25 pm »
Did that political chart thingy. Yep. Like pretty much all of you I am a lefty internationalist :P

Not that I needed a chart for that...

Everything Else / Re: Deaths
« on: April 19, 2017, 03:45:06 pm »
Sorry to hear that Hydro. Losing close family members is never easy.

Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: April 19, 2017, 10:20:56 am »
That's not really the American political mindset, Yokto.  If the Legislative and Executive branches can't get along they just yell at each other, they don't willingly give up office.  Stepping down just because you aren't getting anything done would be an utterly foreign concept.

Yeah I did bring that up. Here is not only not so foreign concept. It actually a part of the law. Quite interesting how different out systems are.

As for the Election in UK. Well Tories may lose a lot more then they think. It all depends on how they manage to spin this really. After all they risk of losing the pro EU conservatives. And there quite sizeable. But maybe they can keep in power by promoting the line that there the best to lead UK during these troubled times. I actually have no idea how this will go. I think things can swing a lot.

Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: April 18, 2017, 02:44:08 pm »
Yeah I know of the succession order. But I was wondering more in the case where the President does not feel he has enough support and resigns due to that. But well. I guess that has never happed. I mean a lot of times the President have very little support (be it popular or in the congress) and yet he still stays. I guess is a bit due to how the system is meant to work to. That each branch check each other so it considered normal for the executive branch to be in conflict with the legislative branch. Something that for example in Sweden is considered rare and a odd occurence.

(And no that does not mean executive branch can hijack the political system by passing whatever laws they want. Laws that are governed in the Swedish equivalent to the constitution (The four fundamental laws) can only be changed after approve by the legislative branch after two successive term. That way if the population do not want the change they can block it by simply voting for politicians that wont support any amendment to the laws.)

Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: April 18, 2017, 10:19:06 am »
The politician 21 posted is... Alex Salmond?  He looks like a baby doll where one of the eyes has gone off balance and stays shut.

One of the weirdest things to me about Parliamentary systems, maybe just governments other than the US, is how you'll call elections whenever you feel like it instead of them being on a set schedule.

Normally in countries there are on a set scedual. Generally just dictatorships where they actually pick the date wherever they feel like it. That being said is not that uncommon that if government do not have enough support that there are rules for how to start a early election. Sometimes this sets up a new election cycle. But sometimes it is just a contamination of that election cycle. And sometimes it the government it self that can ask for election. Sometimes is though popular demand (though petition lists). There lot of different systems like that. But generally there quite orderly. Here in Sweden for example there may be a automatic new election if the executive branch can not get enough support from the legislative branch. That will mean that all the seats for the legislative branch is up for grabs again.

Question I got in return is what would happen if the President and Vice President decides that there not able to do there job due to lack of support and step down? Will the Speaker of the House just continue on that term?

Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: April 18, 2017, 07:50:04 am »
OK it is time for me to step in! Give me the phone number to Labour. I will be the new leader and freaking nail this! Down with the posh upperclass that do not care about regular folk!

PC Games / Re: Star Citizen:Squadron 42
« on: April 16, 2017, 06:01:10 pm »
Yep. I should even be able to let you all lend some of my ships.

Everything Else / Re: 2016 Election
« on: April 16, 2017, 06:00:18 pm »
Lol it wasn't a gold standard it was a random date to show that things like this would never have even been under consideration in our old govt so it's not like there's some standard of transparency for US

Yeah. Just saying that even if it was not considered that weird before it does not mean it was a good thing. Some thing are not considered to be a problem or weird until a change happens that shows a better way. Transparency in government is one of those things.

Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: April 16, 2017, 05:57:43 pm »
How voting works in Turkey seems odd to me.

Music / Re: Greatest Videogame Music
« on: April 15, 2017, 11:15:40 am »
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Posted mainly for the brutal visualizer I must admit. But the soundtrack is good to. :)

Everything Else / Re: 2016 Election
« on: April 15, 2017, 11:11:26 am »
And compared to some countries USA is not that transparent.

Holding the year 1804 as a golden standard for how government should be I think is a grave error. USA was not that perfect then. Only Rich White Guys really had power in politics. And while they still do hold a lot of power today at least others can now actually have a effect. (And boy would thing change a lot of US citizens just realised what power they truly have)

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