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Petrolheadia
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New York Times Democracy

Postby Petrolheadia » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:05 pm

Hurdergaryp wrote:
Petrolheadia wrote:Old man, look at my cuts!

Somebody should have told you that it is unwise to run with scissors.

24 and there's so much more.
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Hurdergaryp
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Democratic Socialists

Postby Hurdergaryp » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:09 pm

Petrolheadia wrote:
Hurdergaryp wrote:Somebody should have told you that it is unwise to run with scissors.

24 and there's so much more.

The things you will discover, the sights you will see!

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Valentine Z
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Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Valentine Z » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:35 pm

Petrolheadia wrote:
Hurdergaryp wrote:Somebody should have told you that it is unwise to run with scissors.

24 and there's so much more.


But you know what's funnier than 24?

25.
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Heloin
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Postby Heloin » Mon Jul 15, 2019 4:56 pm

Valentine Z wrote:
Petrolheadia wrote:24 and there's so much more.


But you know what's funnier than 24?

25.

26.
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Pasong Tirad
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Left-wing Utopia

Postby Pasong Tirad » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:01 pm

I never really liked walking into work with soaking socks because of the goddamn rain, but I guess it had to happen one of these days, if not today.
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Bear Stearns
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Anarchy

Postby Bear Stearns » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:05 pm

You guys ever imagine the petty shit you'd do as dictator, like making the national anthem a pop song?
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Infected Mushroom
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Corrupt Dictatorship

Postby Infected Mushroom » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:09 pm

Bear Stearns wrote:You guys ever imagine the petty shit you'd do as dictator, like making the national anthem a pop song?


I would use state resources to remake Game of Thrones

And I’d want a say in the writing

...

I’d also like to play League against the common people
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Ethel mermania
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Postby Ethel mermania » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:11 pm

Bear Stearns wrote:You guys ever imagine the petty shit you'd do as dictator, like making the national anthem a pop song?


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Samudera Darussalam
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Postby Samudera Darussalam » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:19 pm

Pasong Tirad wrote:I never really liked walking into work with soaking socks because of the goddamn rain, but I guess it had to happen one of these days, if not today.

Well, that sucks.

Bear Stearns wrote:You guys ever imagine the petty shit you'd do as dictator, like making the national anthem a pop song?

Uhmm.....let me think.
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Greater Adamsia
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Authoritarian Democracy

Postby Greater Adamsia » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:29 pm

Bear Stearns wrote:You guys ever imagine the petty shit you'd do as dictator, like making the national anthem a pop song?


Why would I want to do petty shit as dictator? If I was granted supreme executive powers over a polity, said political power doesn't magically erase my moral obligations towards my fellow persons; in fact, I'd argue that (to quote the old cliche) with great power comes great responsibility. In addition, a virtuous sovereign would ensure that the citizenry is virtuous as well, leading by example so as to guide the people towards temperance, courage, prudence, and justice. This means that petty shit, morally speaking, should be avoided by the ruler. Does that make sense?
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intellectual achievement. While in modern times, religiosity and spirituality has waned somewhat, the zealous drive to achieve
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The Supreme Magnificent High Swaglord
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Father Knows Best State

Postby The Supreme Magnificent High Swaglord » Mon Jul 15, 2019 6:35 pm

Greater Adamsia wrote:
Bear Stearns wrote:You guys ever imagine the petty shit you'd do as dictator, like making the national anthem a pop song?


Why would I want to do petty shit as dictator? If I was granted supreme executive powers over a polity, said political power doesn't magically erase my moral obligations towards my fellow persons; in fact, I'd argue that (to quote the old cliche) with great power comes great responsibility. In addition, a virtuous sovereign would ensure that the citizenry is virtuous as well, leading by example so as to guide the people towards temperance, courage, prudence, and justice. This means that petty shit, morally speaking, should be avoided by the ruler. Does that make sense?


I concur with... myself, I guess? But surely minor and harmless acts, such as wearing those shiny goggles with spirals in them to official meetings, or spending taxpayer money on an elegant gold-plated statue of oneself to place in the capital, would be fine, right? Also, am I allowed to do this? Talking with myself, I mean.
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Geneviev
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Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Geneviev » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:04 pm

Bear Stearns wrote:You guys ever imagine the petty shit you'd do as dictator, like making the national anthem a pop song?

Force everyone to perform the Messiah at least once every year. Revenge is sweet. :p
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The Free Joy State
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Iron Fist Consumerists

Postby The Free Joy State » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:07 pm

Geneviev wrote:
Bear Stearns wrote:You guys ever imagine the petty shit you'd do as dictator, like making the national anthem a pop song?

Force everyone to perform the Messiah at least once every year. Revenge is sweet. :p

Jut remember: singing voices vary. Unless you have a nation full of trained singers, you might not be the one wreaking vengeance. :p
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Farnhamia
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Inoffensive Centrist Democracy

Postby Farnhamia » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:12 pm

The Free Joy State wrote:
Geneviev wrote:Force everyone to perform the Messiah at least once every year. Revenge is sweet. :p

Jut remember: singing voices vary. Unless you have a nation full of trained singers, you might not be the one wreaking vengeance. :p

Doesn't matter. I'll be somewhere else, preferably somewhere with a beach and scantily clad beach denizens.
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Geneviev
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Liberal Democratic Socialists

Postby Geneviev » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:14 pm

The Free Joy State wrote:
Geneviev wrote:Force everyone to perform the Messiah at least once every year. Revenge is sweet. :p

Jut remember: singing voices vary. Unless you have a nation full of trained singers, you might not be the one wreaking vengeance. :p

They all learn to play instruments for a reason. :lol2:
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The Free Joy State
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Postby The Free Joy State » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:18 pm

Farnhamia wrote:
The Free Joy State wrote:Jut remember: singing voices vary. Unless you have a nation full of trained singers, you might not be the one wreaking vengeance. :p

Doesn't matter. I'll be somewhere else, preferably somewhere with a beach and scantily clad beach denizens.

I'd be hiding out elsewhere, too.

As long as I have the ability to jump the wall, having any dictator is out for me -- including one that marches me into an auditorium to join ceremonial singing...
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Luna Amore
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Benevolent Dictatorship

Postby Luna Amore » Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:42 pm

500? Pah!. Rules are for mortals!
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