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An Alan Smithee Nation
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Postby An Alan Smithee Nation » Mon May 13, 2019 11:47 pm

Before he was murdered, John Lennon's favourite band was the B52s.

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The Blaatschapen
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Postby The Blaatschapen » Tue May 14, 2019 12:17 am

The New California Republic wrote:
The blAAtschApen wrote:I learned that some people will commit animal abuse just to prove me wrong :p

You wish sheep. ;)


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Yansu
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Postby Yansu » Tue May 14, 2019 1:13 am

I'm sure most of us know Dunkirk, right? The fleet of small boats saving English troops during WWII? Well, a tugboat that assisted in the operation had a tea boy. When he got back to England, his socks were so full of dirt and salt from not being washed they stood up like boots. The boy's mother kept the socks as ornaments and boasted to her friends and neighbors about the socks that went to the front.

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The New California Republic
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Postby The New California Republic » Tue May 14, 2019 2:19 am

The blAAtschApen wrote:
The New California Republic wrote:You wish sheep. ;)


I wish other things than sheep.

Cheek. :p
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Postby Alvecia » Tue May 14, 2019 2:33 am

An Alan Smithee Nation wrote:Before he was murdered, John Lennon's favourite band was the B52s.

Afterwards he was more into the Dead Kennedys
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Danneskjoldstan
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Postby Danneskjoldstan » Tue May 14, 2019 2:36 am

Humans have, on average, fewer than two arms.

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Dazchan
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Postby Dazchan » Tue May 14, 2019 2:56 am

Danneskjoldstan wrote:Humans have, on average, fewer than two arms.

I’ve never thought of it before, but that would be correct.
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Hansdeltania
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Postby Hansdeltania » Tue May 14, 2019 3:02 am

Danneskjoldstan wrote:Humans have, on average, fewer than two arms.

Can you explain? Is it because some people don't have two arms?

Also, the -oid suffix means "similar, but not same as", so "factoid" means "not exactly a fact."
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Postby Ifreann » Tue May 14, 2019 3:09 am

Hansdeltania wrote:
Danneskjoldstan wrote:Humans have, on average, fewer than two arms.

Can you explain? Is it because some people don't have two arms?

Exactly. The people with fewer than two arms brings down the average number of arms per person to slightly less than two.
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Postby Risottia » Tue May 14, 2019 4:50 am

Danneskjoldstan wrote:Humans have, on average, fewer than two arms.

Fewer than ten fingers, too, even after accounting for polydactyly.
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Postby Evil Dictators Happyland » Tue May 14, 2019 7:39 am

Danneskjoldstan wrote:Humans have, on average, fewer than two arms.

And because pregnant women exist, the average number of skeletons per human body is greater than one.
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This nation does not represent my actual political beliefs.
NS stats are mostly canon, but serve more as a guideline than anything else.
Collectivism, capitalism, authority, and individuality all do not function in a vacuum, or at least not on a large enough scale to be worth basing an ideology around, and they must all be tempered by the opposing force. (Not a centrist, by the way, but they do raise good points, and they're probably the most sane and level headed ideology - and yes, mine is no exception.)
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Chan Island
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Postby Chan Island » Tue May 14, 2019 8:06 am

US president Calvin Coolidge used to play pranks on his bodyguards.
Conserative Morality wrote:"It's not time yet" is a tactic used by reactionaries in every era. "It's not time for democracy, it's not time for capitalism, it's not time for emancipation." Of course it's not time. It's never time, not on its own. You make it time. If you're under fire in the no-man's land of WW1, you start digging a foxhole even if the ideal time would be when you *aren't* being bombarded, because once you wait for it to be 'time', other situations will need your attention, assuming you survive that long. If the fields aren't furrowed, plow them. If the iron is not hot, make it so. If society is not ready, change it.

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Chan Island
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Postby Chan Island » Tue May 14, 2019 8:06 am

Hansdeltania wrote:
Danneskjoldstan wrote:Humans have, on average, fewer than two arms.

Can you explain? Is it because some people don't have two arms?

Also, the -oid suffix means "similar, but not same as", so "factoid" means "not exactly a fact."


Never heard of that. A factoid is just a small tidbit fact.
Conserative Morality wrote:"It's not time yet" is a tactic used by reactionaries in every era. "It's not time for democracy, it's not time for capitalism, it's not time for emancipation." Of course it's not time. It's never time, not on its own. You make it time. If you're under fire in the no-man's land of WW1, you start digging a foxhole even if the ideal time would be when you *aren't* being bombarded, because once you wait for it to be 'time', other situations will need your attention, assuming you survive that long. If the fields aren't furrowed, plow them. If the iron is not hot, make it so. If society is not ready, change it.

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Yansu
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Postby Yansu » Tue May 14, 2019 8:23 am

Uno: The Movie(An unplanned two hour long video by Achievement Hunter) was rated higher than Lazer Team(A planned movie which one of the players in UNO: the Movie as a member of the main cast).

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Caleonia
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Postby Caleonia » Tue May 14, 2019 8:28 am

Mike Skinner holds the record for most races won by a NASCAR driver in Japan, with two out of the three exhibition races run in Japan being won by him (1997 in Suzuka, 1998 in Twin Ring Motegi). Despite this, he has never got a points paying win in his career.
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Postby Shanhwa » Tue May 14, 2019 8:38 am

When D-Day was being planned, the British came up with a monstrosity called the Panjandrum to break through the Atlantic Wall.

It was a giant, explosive cart that was rocket-propelled and was supposed to explode on contact.

It also wasn’t guided. Because you know, that’s safe n stuff.
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Pax Nerdvana
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Founded: May 22, 2017
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Postby Pax Nerdvana » Tue May 14, 2019 9:19 am

Chan Island wrote:US president Calvin Coolidge used to play pranks on his bodyguards.

Such as?
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Postby Evil Dictators Happyland » Tue May 14, 2019 9:24 am

Pax Nerdvana wrote:
Chan Island wrote:US president Calvin Coolidge used to play pranks on his bodyguards.

Such as?

Pressing the panic button and then hiding under his desk so they couldn't find him.
IC name is "The United Socialist States of America".
This nation does not represent my actual political beliefs.
NS stats are mostly canon, but serve more as a guideline than anything else.
Collectivism, capitalism, authority, and individuality all do not function in a vacuum, or at least not on a large enough scale to be worth basing an ideology around, and they must all be tempered by the opposing force. (Not a centrist, by the way, but they do raise good points, and they're probably the most sane and level headed ideology - and yes, mine is no exception.)
Shrek dies in Endgame.
My factbooks are quite messy, I'll update them sometime in the distant future.
Political compass: -5.5 economic, -3.54 social (social democrat), will retake every few months.

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Valrifell
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Left-Leaning College State

Postby Valrifell » Tue May 14, 2019 9:27 am

Evil Dictators Happyland wrote:
Pax Nerdvana wrote:Such as?

Pressing the panic button and then hiding under his desk so they couldn't find him.


The President we deserved.
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Pax Nerdvana
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Postby Pax Nerdvana » Tue May 14, 2019 9:58 am

Evil Dictators Happyland wrote:
Pax Nerdvana wrote:Such as?

Pressing the panic button and then hiding under his desk so they couldn't find him.

That is genius.
Patriotic centrist American, who is right leaning. I support the Bill of Rights. I have no loyalty to any party. Expand or die. That's how humanity works. Science fiction is the best genre. The solar system is ours for the taking. I am a male. You can't spell team without "me". I support the troops.
Call me Pax. I take things literally, being a literal person.
Copy and paste this into your sig if you think we should colonize other planets.
#colonizemars
TANSTAAFL
Freedom is never free, so remember those who died for it

The country is the people, not the gov't
Doomsday is inevitable. Learn to survive.
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Postby Petrolheadia » Wed May 15, 2019 2:18 pm

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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Wed May 15, 2019 2:31 pm

Lobsters molt.
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Postby Kowani » Wed May 15, 2019 2:35 pm

Habsburg inbreeding was so extensive that Carlos II of Spain was simultaneously the son, great-nephew and first-cousin of his parents - who were uncle and niece; all eight of his great-grandparents were descendants of Joanna and Philip I of Castile. Carlos II was famously described as 'short, lame, epileptic, senile and completely bald before 35, always on the verge of death but repeatedly baffling Christendom by continuing to live'.
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Nanatsu no Tsuki
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Postby Nanatsu no Tsuki » Wed May 15, 2019 2:37 pm

Kowani wrote:Habsburg inbreeding was so extensive that Carlos II of Spain was simultaneously the son, great-nephew and first-cousin of his parents - who were uncle and niece; all eight of his great-grandparents were descendants of Joanna and Philip I of Castile. Carlos II was famously described as 'short, lame, epileptic, senile and completely bald before 35, always on the verge of death but repeatedly baffling Christendom by continuing to live'.


You know what they say: the Habsburgs didn’t war, they screwed their way into other European royal houses. Isabella of Portugal was Charles V’s first cousin after all.
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Kowani
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Postby Kowani » Wed May 15, 2019 2:38 pm

Nanatsu no Tsuki wrote:
Kowani wrote:Habsburg inbreeding was so extensive that Carlos II of Spain was simultaneously the son, great-nephew and first-cousin of his parents - who were uncle and niece; all eight of his great-grandparents were descendants of Joanna and Philip I of Castile. Carlos II was famously described as 'short, lame, epileptic, senile and completely bald before 35, always on the verge of death but repeatedly baffling Christendom by continuing to live'.


You know what they say: the Habsburgs didn’t war, they screwed their way into other European royal houses. Isabella of Portugal was Charles V’s first cousin after all.

The Hapsburgs were the first EU.
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Atheist and still proud of it. Technophile to the extreme.
Post-Capitalist, Post-Nationalist. Go beyond.
Oh, and a Pragmatist. Somehow.
Rights are functionally just privileges society has deemed important.
Neanderthaland wrote:
Christian Confederation wrote:Contraception can't fail if you don't have sex in term no unwanted pregnancy.

Your entire religion is based on the idea that this isn't true.

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