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Everything Else / Re: 2016 Election
« on: March 21, 2017, 08:55:29 am »
It should be noted that we live in the best era there ever was for man. The Average man today live better life then any man has before him. There it still a lot to do but things are getting better. At least for humans.

Everything Else / Re: Kickstarters of interest
« on: March 18, 2017, 11:07:16 am »
Yeah... It is not as good as Sim Earth. Which is less about evolution however.

Everything Else / Re: Kickstarters of interest
« on: March 18, 2017, 10:03:34 am »
Only thing that would make me less interested of throwing money on it was if it was on indiegogo.

I will stick to Sim Earth and Sim Life instead.

(Spore is not really about evolution.)

Everything Else / Re: 2016 Election
« on: March 17, 2017, 10:03:57 am »
I am very doubtful that it is needed now. If anything there is a lot great risk of terrorism from a lot of countries that are not on the list entering USA.

Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: March 17, 2017, 10:01:05 am »
Yeah that exposÚ was a joke. Seems the biggest story is about how Rachel Maddow's made a ass of her self drumming up a minor event to something big.

I find the conspiracy theory that is was actually leaked by the Trump administration quite likely. After all that would be what I would do in there situation. Just take the most harmless year ever and leak it. Get some good PR and silent critics who want to see the tax returns. Even if is not that telling. But a lot of people will think it is. But as far as I know there is no actually evidence for this. Just it all seems very fishy that that one year that he likely had a spotless record was the one to get leaked.

As for RT. Well all the news sites have there agendas. RT often align with Russia as it a Russian news org. But it does not mean it always wrong. Even so it can be healthy to actually watch the news of the "Enemy" to get a picture on how they see things. I mean US mainstream media is so warped in it self though corporate interests and general patriotism. Just assume that any media outlet has a agenda, but that agenda does not always have to conflict with yours.

Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: March 14, 2017, 10:22:06 pm »
People that Started to game during the 80's and 90's likely got to play a fair bit of unfair games that berated you for sucking to. Quite the opposite to the everyone gets participation trophies.

(Funny side note. You actually get a diploma for just participating in the Olympic Games. I think this has been a part of the games since the first days. ;) )

Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: March 13, 2017, 10:26:38 pm »
I find that a lot of the older generation has a obsession with smart phones and facebook to.

And I do use my phone as a alarm clock. It is it main function. Why I got it. Only thing I check on it on the morning is the time. But then again I do not even have a connection to the internet on it. :P

Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: March 07, 2017, 04:46:28 am »
Yep Pat. Why I think the system is broken. When the system has been hijacked by big business interest like it has now you get crap like that. This is how big business works. It is a huge reason to why conservatives are so paranoid about the government.

Big business use infiltration and divide and conquer methods to win. And that is why I think every unity, organization, transparency and having a goal is so important. Simple fact is that you, all of you that do not want big business to run everything are far greater in number then they are. Most people are actually what I would call social democratic if you check on what they really think. That goes for conservatives and liberals. (Why maybe a new political movement is need with a complete new name with no old baggage). Most people have do agree on a lot of things really. And so you are the strongest political block.

But again, divide and conquer. Pin people against each other over small issues. Polarize them. Make it all us vs them even when them is really in the same boat as you. Buy off people. Turn key people in to your stooges. That is how Big Powerful minority operate. They can not win a fair fight so they do not fight a fair fight.

Maybe the pipeline is not something people can really with. I know a lot of people have hardly heard of it even if it has potential to effect a lot of people. And you know any issue that effects native Americans tend to actually be forgotten quite quickly. But it should not be this way.

But if there are other issues that has a bigger chance of uniting people then go for that. And it would not be the whole world if there was more then one issue people protest against, just that people should not try to leech off attention from each others issues. Try to unite rather then get divide.

Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: March 06, 2017, 06:52:00 pm »
I know what a lot of Americans really love to protest. I also know that a lot of Americans hate trump. But one problem seems to be that a lot of people just protest Trump in general. And Trump do so many ****ty things that everyone is to unfocused to actually do anything it seems.

How about rather then try to protest everything Trump does protest him on one issue at a time. Something everyone could unity behind if just for a moment. And maybe achieve small victory at least. One victory may then lead to more as a unified opposition gain ground. Tackling one issue at a time. Heck maybe this will even demoralise Trump to such a high degree that the little sheltered bubble he lives in bursts.

The issue I would likely pick as a unifier is the Dakota access pipeline. A excellent little test for this strategy I think. It is one clear issue to fight around. But one that actually effects a lot of different areas. And I am pretty sure that no matter if you conservative or liberal people can unite with this. After all this pipeline can contaminate the water for a lot of states. It goes just outside Standing Rock Indian Reservation land and though old Sioux lands which the US government stole. (Even the US government have admitted this and offered compensation. At least for some of the land. Though the Sioux have said no for any compensation as they just want there land back.) And there is a clear case of conflict of interest from Trump and his administration. There have also been many cases where the police have used excessive force. So there is a lot bundled in this conflict and I think people could get behind it. A protest like the woman's march but one that is focused on one issue. Not just a meaningless anti-trump protest. It wont likely throw him out of office. But if you can get him to change then one protest that gave one victory is better then a thousand protest that give no result at all.

Can the protest give results? Well just ask Obama. He and his administration seemed to actually have little interest in this conflict. But those protest that had been going on earlier actually in the end stopped the pipeline. At least until Trump took office. And while Obama is more to actually be effected by protest I admit. If you can get even trump voters on the side of these protest then even Trump will have to listen. Or he will stand alone with with the few heartless bastereds that still support him. And at least then we will know how to shun.

(If it gather great support yet have no effect on the administration then I would suggest going to a second level. Boycott. And no wimpy boycott ether where you just do not buy Trump branded products. I mean a proper one. Like the first one. No buying of protects that directly or indirectly supports Trump, his family, friends and people working in the administration. Do not sell them anything ether. Do strike if a company your working for delivers to the these people. Cut them off in as many ways as you can. If it ever goes that far then I will try to help the best I can.)

Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: March 05, 2017, 03:45:47 pm »
Well it less of a issue when is a international organization that the government would feel threaten. Also the Red Cross quite frankly is not a well oiled machine. And is a lot based on a case by case basis. I guess is a bit of my paranoia speaking here. But the examples you give do not really usurp government power. Though there are cases in less democratic countries that even organizations like those you mentioned can be targeted. You have probably heard stories about international aid organizations of quite notoriety being banned in some dysfunctional nations. USA is far away from that.

Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: March 05, 2017, 11:38:32 am »
Somertimes the difference between the so called right wing and left wing in USA are not that different. Most people actually think that the community should help care for people in a bad situation. Even Right Wing people often feel this when you actually ask about concrete scenarios. Why you see conservatives actually defend the ACA. And both sides tend to be in a agreement that movement it not working properly.

But one difference is that while many on the left want to change the government and fix it many on the right want to build a more parallel system to the government. Churches for example often acts as this parallel system helping people in need in rural communities. Both groups actually feel a abandonment by the state. And they should. But there not in agreement with the method on how to fix it.

Personally I would want to fix the government it self rather then build up some sort of parallel system. There many dark sides to be depended on these parallel systems. Churches are not immune to corruption and the poor return on help organizations shows that they then to be even more inefficient when money then the government. And let's not think for a moment that private companies will are concerned on our well being. I also think there is a great risk that very efficient organizations may challenged the government to such a extent that the government feels treated. And those the government may go to "War" with such organizations if there to much of a political risk. This may be actual terrorist organizations but also may be very benign organizations. So I think one needs to actually take the government serious and not hope that some parallel system will solve it all.

But has the left and right can agree on some things I think that this could be a attack angle that can be used to gain progressive change. Even if compromise may be needed from both parties on the methodology.

Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: March 04, 2017, 08:35:04 am »
I think the language difference is causing problems here. You're seeing things I didn't say and not seeing things I did say. Because the post I read more or less reiterated exactly what I said before it... in fact most of your responses to me, you seem kinda annoyed at me, but from my perspective you're saying everything I said in a different way.

Sorry. I misunderstood you as took you reply as a reply on the whole post I made and not just on the whole issue of Trump and Hillary was good representatives.

Not so much a language barrier thing. It just me misinterpreting you reply.

(Really? Why do people assume it is language barrier thing. I do weird stuff like that I Swedish to. Trust me. If you see me misreading stuff or dropping words or making some other stupid mistakes then is more likely a issue with my reading and writing disability. My English is likely better then my Swedish to be honest.)

Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: March 04, 2017, 07:55:14 am »
But I think the Electorial system needs to be reformed so it does not become a situation where you have two bad choices to pick from. And there several ways one could improve it. From having preferential election system to implementing something as simple as the President needing over 50% of the popular vote to become elected. There lots of systems that are way better at representing the will of the people. I mean in all honesty do any of you think Trump or Hillary is the sort of guy/girl that represent you?

No they were both terrible candidates.

You are right and wrong about the system, though. I don't think the system needs to change in the sense that you describe. Let's discuss another vector of attack for fixing this problem. You guys don't seem to think I'm right about the media changing, I don't think many of you are right about the government structures and rules changing... so the third pillar of the system: us.

Maybe we're broken? Maybe we need to stop trying to become someone better in the future and just become someone better now.

Example: even though I knew both choices were bad, it was still difficult to not vote for one of them. That shouldn't seem as daunting a task as it was, but it was hard for me. And I'm pretty open minded about my own flaws and whatnot. General public is less-so, so they're going to have an even harder time voting for someone else. I don't think many people actually believe what they're saying when they suggest we all just "vote for someone else", but at the end of the day it really is just that simple.

The increased engagement makes me happy. But like Ink says, a lot of these people I think have a terribly distorted idea of what "politics" is supposed to be. This is the kind of stuff I am greatly worried about. Where this terrible gridlock and pain ends up persisting for so long that a generation slips in that thinks this is somehow normal... and they react to change it without understanding or respecting the principles that existed before "the new normal"  kicked in.

I think we might already be past that point. The right lost control of its energized wing a long time ago to the Tea Party. The left is rapidly losing its energy to fringe progressive and anarchist movements. This is not good and this is, unfortunately, something that has also been exported all across Western civilization for the last generation.

Well Duh PatMan! Of course we are broken! Humans are not super political machines made for the 21th century. Human are made to live in small social groups where everyone know everyone and any outsider should be regarded as great distrust. But do not confuse how thing are with with how thing should be (Hume's law)

Humans are the issue. But It is a issue that I think can be solved. It may be the game designer in my talking but I do genuinely believe that we need to build systems that promote good behaviour and minimize humans worst tendencies. We need good education to help us understand these systems and to better understand out selves, so we know when we are acting poorly due to old instincts. We need a political system that promotes our values and adapt to the modern world. Not a static system full of flaws. Or even worse, no system at all.

And yes we need to find ways to fix media to. We pretty much can all agree on I think that News Media should report relevant events in a truthful fashion. So we need a system that promotes this. And much of news today is not driven by this.

And ffs if party politics annoys you then f it. Focus more on issues at hand and not who f'ing said it. Heck I know I do not agree with a lot of people on the left in USA even if I am pretty sure I am more socialist then most of them. And there times I agree with Republicans. But that is because real world politics is not black and white. It is not 1 dimensional. So when I say f Trump do not take that as a attack on his right wing values. No. I am attacking him for the policies he stands for. For the rhetoric he spews. And for the general incompetence he shows.

AND BY THE WAY PAT! I am getting a freaking tired of you making it out that I actually think Hilary was a good candidate! I do not like her. I might think he might have done a better job that Trump. But I still do not like her! Heck I think Nixon would do a better job that Trump! But I would not freaking wanted Nixon as president ether! And it then end it does not matter! Considering what the whole post was about was how I think we need to get off the issue of choosing the lesser of two evils!

Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: March 04, 2017, 03:23:07 am »
I like robots.

As for Hilary. I think she would have done a better job then Trump. (Note that Trump has not been in office for that long so in honesty I can not fully judge him yet. But things are not moving in a positive direction)

But I think the Electorial system needs to be reformed so it does not become a situation where you have two bad choices to pick from. And there several ways one could improve it. From having preferential election system to implementing something as simple as the President needing over 50% of the popular vote to become elected. There lots of systems that are way better at representing the will of the people. I mean in all honesty do any of you think Trump or Hillary is the sort of guy/girl that represent you?

Everything Else / Re: Politics
« on: March 03, 2017, 03:05:54 am »
Not true Celdur. There is at least circumstantial evidence. That being said circumstantial evidence is not the same as hard evidence.

Personally I think it could be ether way. There is so much lying from every side when it come to stuff like this and so much to gain that is hard to actually know the truth.

And is not like there is one Russian thing that happened ether. There several Russian related scandals. The situation with Jeff Sessions and Michel Flynn talking to the Russian Ambassador is not hearsay or circumstantial evidence. There there is actually hard evedience. But the Russian hacking of the Democrat's and Republicans is a bit less substantiated. Do they potentially have the capablity to do so? Yes. Do they have the motive to do so? Yes. But that alone does not mean they did it. And skilled hackers leave a confusing trail of breadcrumbs to follow.

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