Request for Info and Art

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Tekkus McDwarf, Nov 27, 2007.

Remove all ads!
Support Terra-Arcanum:

GOG.com

PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!
  1. Tekkus McDwarf

    Tekkus McDwarf New Member

    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2005
    Bah! Capitalism is the WAVE of the future! Communism is dead. All former communist countries have adapted, gladly, to capitalism at the same rate at which they berate it. The socialists in the USA are so glad they no longer have to defend communism as a system and revel in the fact they can pick and choose from parts of the agenda in their quest for power. The new political definition of the future, years from now in historical wrtings on this period, will include the prefix "Corporate" in addition with other terms like "Dictatorship" and even "Democracy". Capitalism is the only economic power tool on the bench, the rest are all hand cranked by child labor. It is merely a tool. In the end, the quality of work it can produce depends solely on the skill and the character of those who weild it. On that note, I can hardly wait 30 years to hear about the "Corporate Pornacracy" under Clinton and the "Corporate Military Dictatorship" of Bush. I imagine by then all of our presidents will be hated on a universal level and we'll get to the point where we truly view corporations as individuals and elect General Electric to 2 terms of presidency under the campaign slogan of "Many talking heads are better than one".
     
  2. Xz

    Xz Monkey Admin Staff Member

    Messages:
    5,085
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    May 31, 2003
    @Matt: So did my family, and since I'm actually a Norwegian Citizen, I would be more befitting for the Throne.

    @Dark Elf: All you said is true, now go invade Russia.

    @Tekkus: Cuba is still communist. Get your facts straight.
     
  3. Dark Elf

    Dark Elf Administrator Staff Member

    Messages:
    10,725
    Media:
    34
    Likes Received:
    160
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2002
    It will at the very least have to wait until late spring though. History has shown that attacking Russia in winter is a very bad idea, as some 30,000 Caroleans found out the hard way.
     
  4. Tekkus McDwarf

    Tekkus McDwarf New Member

    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2005
    My facts ARE straight. Get your facts straight. I said all FORMER communist countries. By that I meant where dialectic materialism was actualized in practice, not in peasant fantasies induced from cigar rolling hallucinations. In practice though, Cuba is not communist, for one thing, it lacks several institutions which have been common to industrialized communist states. At best, it was merely a protectorate and never reached the industrialized status necessary to supplant the burgeoise. Its just a post Batista dictatorship looking for handouts and someone to blame for the fact that they refuse to "pull themselves up by their own bootstraps".

    EDIT - BTW, happy Pearl Harbor Day! In the US, we celebrate by going en masse to Sushi Bars, eating, then screaming "FOOD POISON" or getting really drunk and signing very badly to karoke.
     
  5. rroyo

    rroyo Active Member

    Messages:
    3,319
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2006
    The singing's bad enough, but when they start signing to it as well.... *shudder!*
     
  6. Tekkus McDwarf

    Tekkus McDwarf New Member

    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2005
    exactly, same concept as creating Mexican jalapeno based cuisine to induce Montezuma's revenge.
     
  7. Frigo

    Frigo New Member

    Messages:
    2,107
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 21, 2006
    Why, is there another kind of communism ? A kind that doesn't lack everything necessary for a modern, viable republic ? You know, like elections, separation of powers, constitution, rule of law, judicial review, freedom of any kind, rights of any kind, independent media, protection against the tyranny of the majority, viable monetary policy, et cetera.
     
  8. mathboy

    mathboy New Member

    Messages:
    2,184
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2003
    Frigo's anti-communism rants are stupid.
     
  9. Dark Elf

    Dark Elf Administrator Staff Member

    Messages:
    10,725
    Media:
    34
    Likes Received:
    160
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2002
    Boring perhaps, but terribly accurate.
     
  10. mathboy

    mathboy New Member

    Messages:
    2,184
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2003
    And have absolutely nothing to do with anything talked about previously in this topic.
     
  11. Dark Elf

    Dark Elf Administrator Staff Member

    Messages:
    10,725
    Media:
    34
    Likes Received:
    160
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2002
    Tekkus begged people to do his homework for him*, there was a flamewar, somehow we ended up discussing whether we should invade Norway or Russia for oil, then a brief mention of Mexican food and jalapenos and now you're suddenly upset that the debate has switched to the flaws of communism, which belongs just as little to this thread as everything else?

    *Please don't start the loop again.
     
  12. mathboy

    mathboy New Member

    Messages:
    2,184
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 3, 2003
    No. Before Frigo, there was some sort of discussion, or at least flaming. The thread wasn't just people posting monologues agreeing with everybody else while touching nothing of what they quoted.
     
  13. Tekkus McDwarf

    Tekkus McDwarf New Member

    Messages:
    104
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 13, 2005
    mathboy has a point. Since the original post is graded and long passed moot, on with the flaming. In an effort to keep the interactive quoting up...

    Ok, I'll start. Next poster fills in the blank and leaves a blank for the next. "Yo mamma" type insults incur a penalty of a $50 reduction on your next welfare check since it is already considered deficit spending on humor.

    You suck because _____________.
     
  14. mrnobodie

    mrnobodie New Member

    Messages:
    2,114
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2001
    you got a purty mouth.

    You suck because____________.
     
  15. wobbler

    wobbler Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,493
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2006
    I think Tekkus is a stupid little dwarf and is mostly posting this to gain postcount.

    And yea, invading russia in spring.
    Maybe we should contact som mercenarys? yes? no?
     
  16. Dark Elf

    Dark Elf Administrator Staff Member

    Messages:
    10,725
    Media:
    34
    Likes Received:
    160
    Joined:
    Feb 6, 2002
    Mercenaries are unreliable, you want the people fighting for you to believe in your cause. The Roman reliance on Germanic legionaries was part of their fall as an empire, after all.

    Of course, it's even better if you trick your enemies into fighting themselves bloody before you take any explicit action yourself. Russia has oil, so has China. All we need to do is a conspiracy theory sufficiently believable to make both nations go to war, watch them weaken themselves and then step in as a peace negotiator vowing all you really wish for is to serve when you're elected President of Sinorussia.
     
  17. GrimmHatter

    GrimmHatter Active Member

    Messages:
    1,274
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Dec 27, 2006
    I like rice.

    Post count +1!
     
  18. Bunny

    Bunny New Member

    Messages:
    2,028
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 13, 2004
  19. DarkFool

    DarkFool Nemesis of the Ancients

    Messages:
    4,003
    Likes Received:
    5
    Joined:
    Jan 28, 2005
    You know, there's a small village in Norway named after my family... and an uncle 4 or 5 times removed plays in a jazz band, and has a harley. I still've lots of family there. Oh, and if you take over Sinorussia, can I be Governor of Mongolia [with a more flamboyant title, as fitting with me]?
     
  20. wobbler

    wobbler Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    2,493
    Likes Received:
    11
    Joined:
    Aug 23, 2006
    You shall be known as... DARKFOOL OF MONGOLIA!!!


    Besides, if DE is President, I shall be the Chief of Security.
     
Our Host!