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Hide No. 37121 Systemkontra [Reply]
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Another day has passed

And on to the next one
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No. 38324
I've decided to read a book during the weekend, and I picked Vladimir Voinovich's The Hat, a satire of Soviet society.

Yesterday I wanted to write a short biographical note on Attila József, but when I looked at the textbook, I realised it's 7-8 pages long and I decided to play Doom instead.
By the looks, he's a talentless hack who's been over-glorified by the commies.

There is one more hurdle before the matura exams, and that is the fact that a few years ago they introduced an extra requirement to even taking the exams.
Essentially, you need to do 50 hours of community service to even be able to sit down and take the exam. So I'm trying to get paperwork for this bullshit done too.
I'm pretty sure it was some Christian Democrat boomer's idea to introduce this requirement. Seriously: Fuck the ""Christian""-""Democratic"" ""People's"" ""Party"".
Nobody votes for them, but they still get government positions because they're in a coalition with Fidesz on paper, and they usually get the Ministry of Human Resources, which also includes education.

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>>38324
>50 hours of community service
This was the same in Canada. It was a good thing for me, as the computer store I volunteered at hired me to work there after I had finished volunteering.
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>>38311
The alternative is serfdom or Communism.

What's the 1980's movie war game.

'The only winning move is not to play'

In a mechanical sense, how fast does a play travel if thrown, by a boy on a train travelling 60mph.
Well that depends on who is observing the ball, each observer will see the ball travelling at a different speed, direction vector.
Much as you can to use a word I hate hack your own perception to make life what you want it to be.
Only in this time, in a civilized country could you quit your job, stop paying your rent, serve a penal sentence and in five years get another turn to throw the dice, the die may be cast but it is never the final die.
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>>38341
I swear this board butchers my ramblings, well semi-coherent it is then.

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Okay, guys. Because of uni I had to absent myself from imageboards in the last year, I came back and a few things have changed. Now that Kohlchan is dead what good international imageboards are available out there? This place seems fine, but I'm lurking here for hours and not even a single post. Ylilauta has more people there, but it changed too much over the past few years and there's fewer people there than what I expected.

Any suggestions, please?
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No. 38318 Kontra
4chan
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No. 38319
Don't bother reintegrating into the rabble. You'll lose yourself again to the herd, so keep your chin up and keep on trucking into the sun, my man.

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Do you believe in God ?
Why yes and why not ?
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>>38289
But the church itself isn't a person, it is an organization, moreover one that if you follow anything at all about what Jesus said puts feeding, clothing, housing and so on the poor and downtrodden at its highest mark on the to do list solely below replicating belief in itself. Going by that one could easily regard or organizer churches as large aid societies and sprawling international communes and cooperatives.

I'm guessing that part of what must've happened in Europe is that in addition to the clergy getting tied up into monarchist and feudal politics that they eventually began getting land deeds not organizationally but for individual members of the clergy, thus putting monks who really should've been more like professional medics and charity workers taking a vow of poverty into being even more useless and pompous versions of the aristocracy. That being the case it seems to me that church reform is what was always what was needed. I can also see how that would lead to the church itself becoming incredibly separated from the laity until finally reaching the point that it outwardly was jockeying for position as a pillar of the system itself because it had been bought out and coopted by nobles, and had in return spread the message of such nonsense as claiming loyalty to your "lord" was the same as loyalty to the LORD which come to think of it makes a lot of things about the wording of the KJV make sense. Speaking of which what's particularly difficult for me to imagine is how any of these peasants tolerated their king being such a murderous adulterer that he outright schismed from the Catholic Church solely to create a church that was okay with his adultery. I can never take Anglicans seriously and I strongly suspect that may be part of why England in general is such a starkly atheist country.

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>>38291
Just like any other organization, church can be corrupt as well, and just like in other organizations, for one decent person who genuinely cares about people and trying his best to help them there can be scores and scores of assholes who only in it for money and power. Also, despite claiming to be a non-political entity, churches were a part of politics from the very beginning, even in pre-Abrahamic times: think Egyptian priests who were a considerable political force, pretty much holding the rulers on a short leash. Judeo-Christianity is no exception, as the early Jewish priests had both legislative and tax-collecting (called "tithe") functions, which are normally associated with the state rather than the church nowadays. So, there you have it: despite ostensibly being a charity organization created with only good intentions, church also offers an opportunity to fill one's pockets, and that of course attracts a lot of people with flexible morals, who in turn the church into yet another mechanism of exploitation. This is also why I'm very skeptical about different non-religious charity organizations, especially here in Belarus, because it's extremely likely that the money they collect to help the orphans or world peace or whatever end up in bureaucrats' wallets and accounts.

Henry VIII may have been a piece of shit, but he definitely wasn't an idiot. He understood well that the church is a part of politics, so he just used it for his own ends. And peasants? Peasants were completely dependent on their landlords. So what could they do? Or rather, why should they do anything? Material needs always trump spiritual ones; after all, it doesn't matter much what confession you belong to when you're dead. There could be some trouble from more independent strata, like yeomen, but they too probably decided that they don't like the church enough to risk their well-being for it.

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>>38291
CoE started using vernacular at services instead of just talking Latin at a bunch of illiterate peasants. People tended to appreciate understanding what was being said over a 'tradition' that had them sitting through an hour of gobbledygook. It also didn't happen overnight, the Lollards had existed before the Reformation and had left their mark, especially with Wycliffe's Bible.
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>>38293
I'm never going to be able to see Soviet Realism in any way shape or form as anything but blatantly superior to the absolute piece of piss trash garbage that American and other modern Capitalist culture had produced, from Piss Christ, to canned tins of shit, to those fucking abomination sculptures of I think he's Brazilian and look like malformed drops of molten lead that somehow was perverted into being even more crass and tasteless, to bubblegum pop and most 80s music, to most of Warhol, to most of Marcel DuChamp, to just on and on up to and including whatever the fucking hell you call nuStar Wars and capeshit. This is all the more evident of our blatant inferiority in the realm of painting with SocRealist bullshit. Was it actually good? Well no maybe not, but compared to just about every single MoMA installation it sure as hell was.

Besides which what I've found so far is that a lot of Soviet artists, composers and so on were kept on a pretty loose leash by the Party. They all pretty much seemed to basically only have to be all yeah yeah and Marx Lenin blah blah whatever to get crap past the censors and get funding from the state apparatus. I also have long suspected that the USSR would've just chilled out had the roles been reversed and much of the Capitalist world collapsed by the mid 90s. We may not have had as many cool vidya games on the one hand, but I still have doubt that the USSR wouldn't be producing computer games anyway and besides which we probably just lost out on a lot of supremely awesome technical and scientific advances as a result.

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Since there is nothing to do, I decide to walk down to Moscow city center and show how people leave there. Enjoy.
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No. 38189 Kontra
>>38150
>Communism itself is full of some masonic symbolism.
since there are probably millions of things who are made a symbol in freemasonry, but only freemasons know, everyone can claim basically anything to be supposedly a symbol of freemasonry. sun, stars, swastikas, a rotten banana or a simple triangle shape might have some hidden meaning in a masonic ritual. however, that doesn't indicate that tibetan monks who might use swastikas or sub-saharan bushmen drawing spirals and triangles are members of some masonic lodge.

communism isn't fond of religions in general, including all sorts of occultism, and much less of secret societies consisting exclusively of rich and influential elitist people conspiring together in order to become even more rich and powerful on the expense of the average plebs.

consequently, freemasonry was outlawed in all communist states including ddr and ussr.
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>>38102
>DSC_0121.JPG
I really like the effort put into it
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>>38073
>Enjoy.
I did. Thank you.

>>38085
>Headquarters of ministry of internal affairs of Moscow. Small church inside inside where police praying out their won sins
A church on government property; I don't recall ever seeing that here, because of our separation of Church and State. Maybe they exist somewhere, though, like small chapels or something.

>>38097
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>>38099
These are beautiful.
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>>38106
That hat fits that man perfectly :D

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Well can I get those Der General porn shops please?
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No. 38265 Kontra
There are many layers of why this is a shit thread

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Are the skeksis from The Dark Crystal an antisemitic caricature? Think about it: they’re beaked, hunchbacked, lecherous, alien schemers who drain the life force of innocents in dark rites (blood libel) to maintain their power. They are rootless interlopers from another realm who have seized control of an autochthonous civilization through cunning and treachery. Basically all of the tropes are covered here. Does this matter? Are observations like this paranoid or do you think a clear line can be drawn between characters like this in sci-fi/fantasy and historical portrayals of Jews in western art and culture?
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No. 38153
>>27392
Tolkein's dwarves were supposed to be like Jews, and in spite of being otherwise a good race they were described as only being weak to greed and no other sins. Also the grey dwarves were mistaken for animals by early elves and hunted to extinction as vermin, but ended up acting like animals because of this and totally deserving of genocide (Mim in Narn I Chin Hurin was used as an analogue of the dwarf in Niebelung that started the whole fuckup).
>>27392
I like your thread OP, don't listen to the haters, only mods can decide what shouldn't be posted.
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No. 38154 Kontra
>>27393
>>27394
Ferengi where the only thing that made ds9 worth watching for me, honestly TOS is the only Star Trek I like, but I would pay real money to see a spinoff that was just about a Ferengi merchant ship.
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No. 38155 Kontra
>>27403
but yeah I kind of agree that the Ferengi were not the most Jewish race in ds9, considering that Bajor is an obvious metaphor for Israel with the Cardassians being Nazis.
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No. 38167 Kontra
Who is bumping these old (and often shit) threads

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Okay Ernst, I've been on imageboards since 2004 and during that time I've religiously backed up everything over the years and now my imageboard folder is 200,000 files strong, about 25% of those files are actually labelled so that gives about 50,000 named files.

So here's the deal, you post a single word and I'll search my drive and post the first 3 results
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No. 38047
Since we're at 295 replies, this thread(which has been great)will go on Systemkontra soon. Before it does, let's search for:

Game.
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>>38047
>Game
193 hits
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>Game
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>>38047
>Game

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Anyone know why the french are so rude to tourists?

Whether it be security, waitstaff, retail store employees or french people on the street.

Is it because they are so sick of having so many ignorant foreigners in the country? I personally could not fathom treating another person the way french routinely treat visitors.
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No. 38008
I bought Vokrug Sveta magazine recently.

In Marseilles, one hotshot from small resturant literally approached Russian brigade (the journal's brigade) over...

...not saying "Bonjour!" in resturant! Merci beacoup for explaining
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No. 38013
France is the most visited country out of nearly two hundred. Tourists are a hard to pin down archetype but the general similarities include; general sheepishness, loud, indiscreet and varying levels of nuisance. Now let's take 18th century Paris and dump every single tourist currently scrounging around right now. The sovereigns would naturally be xenophobic towards others as they feel that their way of life is forcefully being taken away in exchange for a cheap, commodified replica. As per usual, the issue is complex and multi-faceted therefore suggesting a simple solution would help no one, hell, not everyone would be happy with any solution so it's best to consider the greater good.
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No. 38043
Even other French think Parisians are the rudest people in the universe.
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No. 38044
>>37907
People in France will only react favorably to your attempts at French if they're already sucking your cock for some other reasons. My mother tried to order in French at a shop in Paris and was angrily told, "If you cannot speak properly you should not say anything at all!" When she came back years later much wealthier, however...

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Greetings, fellow Ernsts.

I was wondering if any of you is a passionate hiker/trekker whatever (still didn't figure out the actual difference). Anyway, if you love to be out in the nature, this thread is for you. Let's share our experiences, good advice, insights and dreams.

As for me, I am rather inexperienced. I was in the infantry for six years and almost all my long-distance walking experience is related to that. The longest distance I would have walked in a day would have been 65 km (totally screwed afterwards) and the longest time I've spent outside without a roof on top of my head 10 days. I do have some survival training but only the bare minimum skills i.e. finding/filtering water, orientation by compass/map and finding food to survive (stress on survive, not feast).

This summer I am planning to go for a 60 days hike of some 1500 km though. I know it's a long shot but I see it as a challenge I am going to undertake. Somehow, travelling on foot makes me feel human. Therefore any insights of more experienced Ernsts are most appreciated.
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>>37954
You can't get into Severomorsk without inventation, same as in many cities on northen parts of region, they all ЗАТО. But well, there a couple places to visit - like first Atomic Icebreaker that was turned into musem. But most worth places is Nature-related, I'd say, so better visit it on car so you can go around region - we have more roads than Karelia do lol. However there is oficial trips from city to Husky park, for example. And Ostrich farms not far from city if you wanna wisit those ones.

>>37967
First and third pik around Teriberka, coast of Ocean. Second and last one from around here https://www.google.ru/maps/@69.391265,32.0796173,3a,75y,335.56h,81.55t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sDvPRw_e9ku18ePqOtebiHw!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo2.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DDvPRw_e9ku18ePqOtebiHw%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D306.9913%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i13312!8i6656?hl=ru&authuser=0 - far from road obviously.
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>>37967
Also thank you. In my region you can find Alaska, Iceland, Scotland, Canada and northen US lol. Sad that I can't find my other folder with many photos. We usualy go in such places for family muchroom picking. Drive on car here and then whole day on foot deep into tundra in search for them. Place on map I showed is very mushroom heavy. Also here for example we found egg of some bird. Already empty, but still.
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No. 37992
>>37971
Wow, thank you for the pictures. I think I'll go on a trip there once I've got a paying job. Maybe start in Oulu, from there to Murmansk and then try to travel by bike from Murmansk back to Finland towards Rovaniemi. Has to be in summer though...
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>>37992
If by bike you mean bicycle I can kind of advice against it since there was cases of crashes with bicycle foreign tourists in my region. Mostly from not very smart ones from japan and korea who decided to go in time of polar night if I remember correctly but still - old soviet roads across rocky hills is far from facy autoban and contain a lot ups and downs, dangerous turns. Road to Rovaniemmi espessialy from Kola following Tuloma river up to western side of Murmashi I can note as pretty dangerous one and there even currently some big constructions happening for some years with destruction of big parts of rocks so it is dangerous mess.
If you want it like motocycle, then well it's okay, Finnish bikers with scary fat faces I seen was pretty happy about that :---DDDD
I also should point out that distances here is not mongolia-syberia tier, but huge between cities and locations, not even in Murmansk region, but in central-northen karelia you may find yourself in middle of forest in hundred of kilomiters without gas station or town on main road. Same goes for road from finland thought like Alakurtti it's most probably crap. And if you follow road to rovaniemi back - there will be no tundra, it's just your typical Finnish pine forest. I can kind of advise to go from Rovaniemi to murmansk and then from murmans to Kirkines, Norway. Maybe with visit of Teriberka - there all your cool tundras, waterfalls, etc.
It's on norvegian road also where diferent alleys and war memorials, with some remained german bunkers somewhere if you interested in all this stuff.
Thought, moutians and parks with Saami, reindeers, huskeys is in central part of peninsula but it's better go to city and go for tourist agency there for a tour here than go by 70km from main road to lovozero in town itself and found out that it's shitty post-soviet dying city lol.