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by Zavea
Sat Dec 21, 2013 8:14 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: U S Constitutional Amendment
Replies: 95
Views: 1018

while i think the OP's suggestions kind of defeat themselves (so i won't bother to address them), it strikes me as bizarrely naive to seek constitutional amendments as the solution to someone's gripes since the constitution was explicitly designed to be extremely difficult to amend. i can't fathom w...
by Zavea
Fri Dec 06, 2013 12:53 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Finland's 96th Independence Day
Replies: 134
Views: 2990

Nevanmaa wrote:
Jetan wrote:And Ingria, Tornedalians and Kvens. :)

And Komis, Maris, Udmurts, Erzyas and Mokshas!


but do you remember the greatest reindeer of them allll.....

happy day finland though
by Zavea
Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:21 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Worshipping Personal Gods
Replies: 138
Views: 1950

nah. instead of organized religion i'm going to spend inordinate amounts of time trying to characterize everyone i know into DND alignments
by Zavea
Mon Nov 18, 2013 4:08 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Your favorite neighborhood watchman is back in the news
Replies: 181
Views: 4163

there's certainly little excuse for acting like a tremendous dickhead like he is, but i'm trying to decide what to conclude from this: a) that going on trial for murder and having a large portion of the country want your ass thrown in a cell might permanently alter someone's personality (again, not ...
by Zavea
Fri Nov 15, 2013 6:31 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Nintendo taking youtubers profit. (Also Youtubes contentid)
Replies: 130
Views: 2658

"oh no, my plan to make a living playing video games in my basement all day has hit a snag. damn you big money!"
by Zavea
Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:58 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Age Limit For Trick Or Treating?
Replies: 181
Views: 2003

i stopped trick-or-treating at around 10 but this was probably motivated a fear of being associated with the hordes of idiot high school seniors and beyond who would ring our bell at 11 PM or beyond (hours after all the other kids were gone) while usually slightly drunk or high demanding candy we fo...
by Zavea
Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:32 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: The great liberal tradition
Replies: 20
Views: 419

I'm a British Liberal - a proper liberal not a liberal democrat, and it saddens me that the great British institution The Liberal Party. The party of The Great Reform Act, Peoples Budget and ideas about Irish home rule has disintegrated into a lot of wet, infighting, promise breaking Europhi ll es....
by Zavea
Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:57 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Is revolution by the poor even possible anymore?
Replies: 258
Views: 4094

when i think about it, issues like political corruption and other anti-democratic actions are things which can still be solved using legitimate means. the tools to change the laws are still in the hands of voters, and if they aren't, then they can push for such tools. And if the rich say no? If the...
by Zavea
Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:50 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Is revolution by the poor even possible anymore?
Replies: 258
Views: 4094

violent revolution has never been a stable and lasting answer to any sort of oppression. of course, in a democratic society, violence isn't necessary to achieve political goals. the voting populace could accomplish all of their goals using the ballot. Unless democracy is twisted into a farce. when ...
by Zavea
Tue Oct 29, 2013 6:41 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Is revolution by the poor even possible anymore?
Replies: 258
Views: 4094

violent revolution has never been a stable and lasting answer to any sort of oppression.

of course, in a democratic society, violence isn't necessary to achieve political goals. the voting populace could accomplish all of their goals using the ballot.
by Zavea
Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:47 pm
 
Forum: Moderation
Topic: shut down thread?
Replies: 1
Views: 132

shut down thread?

http://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=267365 wasn't sure if this should go in a megathread or not. basically, it got pointed out that OP's linked story is a parody from a satire website so the intended discussion is impossible and idk what else there really is to talk about. was jus...
by Zavea
Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:37 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Nintendo Sued By PETA VP? Parody News Discussion Allowed
Replies: 37
Views: 1059

Shaggai wrote:
Byzantium Imperial wrote:....
Oops, my bad

Indeed, that last bit about filing for a divorce made it rather obvious it was satire.


i think a lot of people are just way too trigger-happy with their preconceptions/ideologies and will take any unverified bullshit at face value if it's dressed up convincingly enough
by Zavea
Sat Oct 26, 2013 5:30 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Nintendo Sued By PETA VP? Parody News Discussion Allowed
Replies: 37
Views: 1059

p4rgaming is a parody website.

though incidentally, i find it hilarious that so many people are getting mad about it without even verifying the source
by Zavea
Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:57 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Fox News coming to a board flood near you!
Replies: 293
Views: 4543

because fox is the opposite... AND PEOPLE WOULD NEVER EXPECT THE OPPOSITE the pieces of the puzzle are falling into place Would an anti-anti-Fox operative be a liberal? :eyebrow: Eventually you're going to have to accept that I'm doing this by my own free will and not because anyone is paying me to...
by Zavea
Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:51 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Fox News coming to a board flood near you!
Replies: 293
Views: 4543

can you give me any reason to believe that you're not an anti-anti-fox operator running disinfo? I could give you many reasons. Why would an anti-anti-Fox operative be pro-LGBT, hmm? because fox is the opposite... AND PEOPLE WOULD NEVER EXPECT THE OPPOSITE the pieces of the puzzle are falling into ...
by Zavea
Tue Oct 22, 2013 12:46 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Fox News coming to a board flood near you!
Replies: 293
Views: 4543

Luveria wrote:
Zavea wrote:they're not going to outfox me


They did outfox you. You didn't know until now that fox had deep-cover anti-anti-Fox operatives active in every corner of the internet.


can you give me any reason to believe that you're not an anti-anti-fox operator running disinfo?
by Zavea
Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:43 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Fox News coming to a board flood near you!
Replies: 293
Views: 4543

they're not going to outfox me
by Zavea
Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:33 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Google vs. The World
Replies: 44
Views: 979

i did remember reading somewhere that it's possible google plans to achieve their goal of index and make searchable all of the information in the world by the year 2300...
by Zavea
Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:46 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Rand Paul Pushes for a constitutional amendment.
Replies: 63
Views: 1490

out of about 10,000+ attempts to amend the US constitution, only 27 ever succeeded, or so i've read. this is usually why i find news of anyone, elected rep or US citizen, trying to amend the constitution to be kinda boring since it's very nearly always so quixotic and overly ambitious. but rand paul...
by Zavea
Sun Oct 20, 2013 7:27 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: NSA Hacked Mexican President's Email
Replies: 49
Views: 768

on one hand, it's always pretty annoying when you hear about this kind of stuff since it's just flagrantly dishonest and conniving but on the other hand, a lot of people seem to agree that espionage like this is par for the course in international politics this ultimately leaves me paralyzed on this...
by Zavea
Fri Oct 18, 2013 10:31 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Deaf Culture Discussion
Replies: 29
Views: 614

Blazedtown wrote:WHAT?


nationstates: where deaf people can't read
by Zavea
Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:38 pm
 
Forum: Moderation
Topic: Racial Slurs
Replies: 3
Views: 288

you have to link to a specific post so the mods can find it, just so you know. this is the one you're looking for, i believe: http://forum.nationstates.net/viewtopic.php?p=16992982#p16992982 you can click the http://forum.nationstates.net/styles/prosilver-ns/imageset/icon_post_target.gif icon near t...
by Zavea
Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:24 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Does Democracy even work?
Replies: 426
Views: 5498

i want to know why OP would appear to slam republicans as ignoramuses but then link to a conservative news site filled with psychopathy over obamacare (and i don't intend to shift the topic, i'm just pointing out that OP might not have his political ducks in a row if he's looking for things to belie...
by Zavea
Tue Oct 01, 2013 11:47 am
 
Forum: General
Topic: Senator Ted Cruz Goofs On Chess.
Replies: 119
Views: 2235

"In the game of chess you can never let your adversary see your pieces."

-- Ted "The Zapper" Cruz
by Zavea
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:36 pm
 
Forum: General
Topic: Should There Be a Christian Nation, Like Israel?
Replies: 283
Views: 2735

eh, doubtful. certainly there's a lot of space out in... space, but i think it'll be a long time coming before any one group can identify, reach, colonize and establish a functional society on a distant planet having only cooperated with people from their desired ethnic group. it's also a question ...
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