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Take those tests with a massive pile of salt, because it has questions which are almost like "do you think homeless people should starve to death", "do you think auschwitz should be reopened" that hardly anybody really believes, and meaningless tautologies "do you think economics should benefit people rather than corporations" or "I am worried about mass media" which literally everyone, even CEOs, believes. Plus the whole idea of putting a person's entire belief system as a point on a 2 axis graph is kind of reductive and silly.
 

Zombie Warrior

Sergeant Knight
You have a point. I took it with humour too. But I'm surprised you think Auschwitz shouldn't be reopened...
...as a museum that is :wink:
 

Captured Joe

Marquis
Uh yeah...that sounds....so bad?
It's actually way worse. It is the systematic repression of important information, not just to journalists but to the actual government as well. It is the way the Toeslagenaffaire, the huge schandal that led directly to the fall of the previous Rutte government, has been covered up and lied about to parliament, the public and everyone for a decade, destroying God knows how many lives in the meantime. It is the empty promises of change which are typically broken within a week in an astonishingly cynical and arrogant manner (hier schijden onze wegen). It is the way parliament is kept in the dark about what is going on while the pro-Rutte media gets that info "leaked" to them a day beforehand. It is shady deals between parties to silence politicians in the ruling parties who dare criticize their policies, sidelining them even when they get more votes than the party's Lijsttrekker (Pieter Omtzicht, functie elders). It is the braindead way the Corona crisis is being handled from the start, with constant lies about how many people actually get vaccinated and with restrictios being placed and lifted not based on scientific recommendations, but based on how well it would be received by the public. Everything is completely corrupt and I hate it.
 

Nega-Brutus

Sergeant at Arms

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Nega-Brutus

Sergeant at Arms
Members of labor unions, and unorganized unskilled workers, will sooner or later realize that their government is not even trying to prevent wages from sinking or to prevent jobs from being exported. Around the same time, they will realize that suburban white-collar workers — themselves desperately afraid of being downsized — are not going to let themselves be taxed to provide social benefits for anyone else.

At that point, something will crack. The nonsuburban electorate will decide that the system has failed and start looking for a strongman to vote for — someone willing to assure them that, once he is elected, the smug bureaucrats, tricky lawyers, overpaid bond salesmen, and postmodernist professors will no longer be calling the shots.

- Rorty 1998

 
I played a lot of Rise of Nations when I was smaller. Russia's special units there include Cossacks and later Don Cossacks. I just now realized that the game being in English, I always took Don Cossack as a sort of Don Corleone status :shock:
 

Adorno

Bedroom Assassin
Archduke
WBNWM&BVC
Adorno sad. But England was a better team all round. Fair result.
Just glad we fought well and gave them a scare.
 
But England was a better team all round. Fair result.

Were we watching the same match? England had 90% possession they did nothing with, couldn't break the Danish defense even once, and had to resort to diving for penalties to win. Even the England commentators who usually excuse everything the team does were calling it an "ugly win". The danish players were pissed by the end and I don't blame them, it was an absolute shambles of a game. Italy is going to *** all over us.
 

Adorno

Bedroom Assassin
Archduke
WBNWM&BVC
England dominated the game by possession and pushed a strong Danish defense to its limits.
Sad that a dubious penalty had to determine the outcome.

Players faking injuries is the bane of football and the reason I find it pathetic. Used to enjoy playing it, but all those sissies is a plague.
 

Nodice83

Knight
WBWF&SNWVC
England dominated the game by possession and pushed a strong Danish defense to its limits.
Sad that a dubious penalty had to determine the outcome.

Players faking injuries is the bane of football and the reason I find it pathetic. Used to enjoy playing it, but all those sissies is a plague.
They are pathetic to watch nowadays. The sole reason i no longer watch it - touch him in the leg and he will cover his face and become a crybaby instantly . Actually scandinavian teams contrary to other countries guarantee good fight and less diving... It was a pleasure to watch Denmark during this competition IMO.

BTW. Have you seen the laser pointer on Shmeichel's face while defending the penalty? MI6?
 
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