MadCast: majorhoward

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  1. The USA is overrated, don't go.
  2. If enough people show up I've got to imagine that we'll be going at least that long.
  3. Hello everyone, here I was wondering if anyone might be interested in a little bit of Secret Hitler this coming Saturday at around 20:00 EST (or two rooms and a boom if we have too many people for Secret Hitler)
  4. Nobody is trying to stop those disgusting people from eating their revolting combinations of foods, we're just sitting here on the fence enjoyably insulting them.
  5. you say this, but this magnificent Penguin took more votes in Edinburgh then one of our major parties. I can't speak for your country, but there is a large amount of discontent here in Scotland and the major parties are stating to take note of it.
  6. Tell me Loki my lad, do you put pineapple in a Greek salad? A good Greek Salad is composed of a sound, simple dressing, Cucumber, olives, Tomatoes, and onions. Cucumbers, olives and Tomatoes are technically fruits, yes, but to quote Miles Kington, "Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad." Shall I now put tomatoes, cucumbers and olives in a fruit salad with other things such as strawberries, melon and blueberries?
  7. Frankly, I'm not entirely sure what to make of that.
  8. my apologies oreo, I Had thought that you had done that this past Saturday.
  9. I know its rather late notice, but I just freed up this Saturday, so anybody wanting to get drunk with me over a film? any takers?
  11. There is no option to write in a candidate here, it is considered a spoiled ballot in that case. If, as you say, it is then not an election, do I retain my ability to complain without insult then?
  12. Allow me to pose another scenario that has happened to me, I know we are not in the same state, but indulge me. In the past, I have lived in districts where there is only one candidate running, from one party, should I vote for them? Should I abstain? When there is LITERALLY only one person that can be elected, even if only one person votes for them, does your proposal still apply that I cannot whine if I did not vote?
  13. Alright, let me relate a story then. While I was on deployment in Iraq, I didn't have time to learn about the issues, or form informed opinions about the candidates running, both for PM and in my local (where my legal place of residence was). I was still asked to vote by my OC, I chose not to because I didn't have a sufficient knowledge of the party manifestos, do I have the ability to complain without coming off as whining?
  14. If I might ask then @MadCast: Baal, propose that there are zero parties that I share ANYTHING in common with politically, should I then have to go down the local church hall, and spoil my ballot to have any right in your view to complain?
  15. I fall distinctly on the side of the libertarian argument that anybody should have the freedom, under a modern liberal state with freedom of speech, to complain about anything they want, no matter of you consider that justified or now. To force people to vote under threat of punishment, is ludicrous, in a free society, you should be free not to vote, never mind the bureaucratic nightmare of keeping track of such a thing. I consider anything that forces someone to actively do something, a step toward totalitarianism. (before I get this response, prohibition form doing something, eg. theft, does not fall under the same umbrella to my mind). From a political standpoint, if one looks at states such as Australia, when compared to NZ, as a quite analogous state, Australians, in my experience and reading, as well as watching the last several elections in both states, Australians seem to me to be LESS politically educated than their neighbors, and I would argue that this comes from the standpoint that in a compulsory state, system is sluggish and unresponsive, and in a voluntary state, the respective political parties have to more closely listen to what the people they are campaigning to represent desire, and work harder to get those votes vs. a compulsory system where a large number of people have no distinct idea what they are voting for and leads to larger levels of tribalism in my experience. This is not to say I am against voting myself, I pay attention, and when I have a distinct opinion, I vote, eg. the Scottish independence and Brexit referendums, and their respective elections.
  16. Now, this might seem like a moronic question, but I can't find a post here that details the mechanics or actions that one can take, eg. stare, or improve, ect. or how the tension and terrain are chosen, am I missing something, If I am, I apologize.
  17. Jomyo Benkei, once a true Ronin, has pledged his allegiance to the forces of the Touten, though he will forever more long for the wandering ways, and one day might indeed return to such a solitary life. His clothes, worn, though orderly, bely the fires that rage in his heart, if one were to take a second glance. his eyes, burning with determination, seek any source of an unequal fight. Even if his clothes are well on their way to what one might describe as tattered, the Naginata on his back is pristine, and well cared for, though judging by the nicks and scores on the blade, it has seen more fighting than many of the newly minted so called warriors seeking to make their name. Jomyo cut his teeth at the legendary Battle of Okehazama but left the service of Oda Nobunaga, disgusted with his former master's lust for power and position. However, he learned one main lesson from his time under Oda, audacity, always audacity, and from that point on, fought with nothing but a brazen and offensive attitude. Jomyo hopes that in the ranks of the Touten, he will find men such as himself, not pirates, but men willing and able to fight a united and tyrannical Nihon, and regain as much freedom and local authority as possible, without causing the destruction of both Nihon-that-is, and Nihon-that-was.
  18. If you mange to get to silver III, I will duo with you. (i'm not demoting myself for the purpose, but the offer remains)