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No. 6833 [Reply]
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Why is it that Western societies and by Western I really just mean American have a bizarre fanatically belief against charity and goodwill?

Do you think we would be better off to have something like this?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zakat

Just imagine, getting lots of money from an anonymous rich source and it being expected of you. In America people actively bitch about this with terms like "welfare queens" and an Ayn Randian contempt for poor people. How did this even happen? Why do people tolerate it? I am at a loss for words now in that general sentiment, where simply receiving and giving charity is frowned on with a kind of contempt. Do you think American society is kind of Satanic?

Do you take this view?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8T9fk7NpgIU
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No. 7163
>>7156
well if you ask the general opinion, anyone who is not wahhabi just perceives them odd. also there is no "real islam" and will never be since there is no singular authority that accepted by them. in here turks see them as loudmouth and freak people, arabs see turkish muslims as something like half paganist even though the turkish way of islam is crawling in pain for 500 years and many of traditions wiped out to core.
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No. 7186 Kontra
>>7135
>Also, welfare queens should just be shot. Those unable or unwilling to fend for themselves have no right to exist. The world belongs to the strong.

t. ayn rand, living off welfare

i hate bigot antisocial liberturds so god damn much.
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No. 7211
>>7150
Since you keep insisting on spamming your fucking videos I'd just like to address this one https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eumfcEWTab4 as in the first few minutes a very good reason why I despise poltards so passionately and consider them subhuman trash. Acting like the whole world and all the rest of us should follow your human trash rules is why you should all get your shit pushed in. We're on the outside. All the rest of you dumb fuckups can piss off. It is extremely conspicuous just how many of these "xXx1488_PrussianbluexXx" tier race warriors are nothing but fucking ex cons with nothing better to do. You don't get to tell us to follow your prison rules IRL. You now have to assimilate and follow our rules or get crushed.
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No. 7633

No. 7482 [Reply]
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What did you think would happen if Mt. Rushmore was blown up?
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No. 7525
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No. 7529
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>>7525
What about Trump mountain with Hugh Heffer, Joe Rogan and Jordan Peterson and a little one for Baron Trump?
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No. 7563 Kontra
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>>7529
Ironic cancer is still cancer
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No. 7601
Yeah my initial consideration was about a possible recarving, but >>7520 seems legit. So much indeed that it seems probable the CIA would secretly blow it up themselves and maybe blame it on Austria.

No. 7571 [Reply]
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I didn't know someone remade ernstchan
But these aren't the right colours
this is an outrage
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No. 7572
But its do.

No. 9 Systemkontra [Reply]
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What can be a better topic to start than history and of cource other science that we may disscus too?
I really interested in topic of history of China. This is probably one of the most important topics of history that a kinda mistery for me - I don't know much besides basics. Can ernst recommend me literature where to start or maybe goid quality documentary films?
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No. 7455
>>7454
Those are fair points and to an extent I agree. Fair enough points that they should have been made instead of a lone-word response to the effect of 'how wonderful that this largely oral (and thus irrecoverable for later study) tradition was in a weak position at risk of being eradicated.'
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No. 7456
>>7455
My original post was just an attempt at humour at how the imperial powers relished in these tribal differences that for outsiders seemed trivial but for those within the same cultural group created an abyss of differences.
A good part of my Russophilia comes from the plethora of distinct ethnic groups that live under the banner of the Russian Federation.
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No. 7501
>>7456
>attempt at humour
Oh. I'm going to blame text and 'tism again. I mean, yeah..I totally got that one straight away :-DDD [/spoiler]nod really :-D[/spoiler]
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No. 7556 Kontra

No. 3207 [Reply]
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What's wrong with Morocco?

Also, can we have a map share thread? I shared mines many times on old KC, so I dunno if someone would be interested on them.

source of this one: https://hdi.globaldatalab.org/areadata/shdi-maps/
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No. 7344
>>7342
I was playing on a full blown autistic roleplay server for 8 years, so those maps are real to me.
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No. 7346
>>7344
Well, when nu-wow unrealistic as hell and MMO-tier (even thought it have lore reasons but it is bullshit), classic one is more or less belivable for me.
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No. 7351
>>7346
Never played the later timelines for that very reason.
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No. 7352
>>7351
I just distinguish them
1st gneration: TRUE BADASS WARCRAFT le medival warfare in 80s-ealy90s style dark relistic fantasy
2nd generaltion: Intermission Warcraft - still high fantasy but going slightly to what it will become in future (Warcraft adventures)
3rd generation: WARCRFT3-Vanilla WOW - still good and more developed universe that changed style and added more crap in universe because without new content there no reasons to continue. There still more fun that crap, since warcraft 3 story was pretty nice by itslef
4nd generation - BK and WotLK - much more crap, but not to much to drop it, not ALL things from old warcraft replaced and here are stilkl reasons to follow
5th generation - cataclysm-now - "crap".

No. 7229 [Reply]
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How does one say... "Today is my first fire dispatch. Wish me luck" when speaking to a group of people?

Danke
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No. 7240
Niemand weisst?
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No. 7261
>>7229
>fire dispatch
is that a fire department extinguish dispatch?

in that case it would be:

"Heute ist mein erster Feuerwehreinsatz. Wünscht mir Glück."
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No. 7277 Kontra
There is a thread about German questions and another one about linguistics.

No. 5712 [Reply]
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We had a small discussion a while back. I thought it might be interesting to give it its own thread.

I don't really play because of no frens, but I've recently been working on a cube for Magic. It's a pretty fun exercise really, especially with my stipulation that all cards must be modern border because I want a more uniform look to the list rather than a mix of very different frame designs. I don't know if I'll even bother to ever put it together in real life but filling out a spreadsheet of cards, comparing them and seeding the various archetypes while maintaining the desired power level and 'feel' of the set is really fun in an autistic kind of way. Probably less fun if you don't enjoy what is essentially game design, a whole lot of crunching numbers and not a whole lot of actually playing the game.

I also like hex wargaming but only play PC versions because no frens, let alone grognard frens who will play non-miniature based wargames. From what I understand, it's pretty much all Warhammer and games similar to it around here. Then again, with how I like to take a break and think over a turn for a good while before executing the attacks, it's probably best that I don't play with real people. I've wanted to try ASL for a long time, but that game is so ungodly expensive that it's not really worth it when you can get entire games for less than some of their factional expansions.

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how about a pen&paper?
I really like and still play "Das Schwarze Auge". prefer it a lot over D'nD. more roleplay, less butchery.
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No. 5911
>>5908
I find them mechanically interesting but haven't actually played. I've mostly enjoyed looking at them from a game design standpoint. Never heard of that particular one though.
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No. 5912
>>5908
If you want even more role playing than in DSA, take a look at the Cthulhu P&P as well as Vampires The Masquerade, both focus on telling stories without too much number crunching. Vampires especially can be played with barely any calculations at all.

The extreme would be the FATE role playing system, where the story can be made up by both the master and the players on the go and the dice rolls don't even require counting higher than 4.

DSA is already nice if you want classical fantasy, but nobody outside Germany know it. The Cthulhu rpg has the interesting twist that barely any character survives more than one adventure and instead of taking damage your chars lose sanity.
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No. 7260
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I got to a point where I'm pretty happy with my cube's common section. The main limitation is that I'm trying to keep it modern bordered rather than mixing and matching. There are a few archetypes supported but I also tried to just include good value cards in there where I could. Can you spot any of the archetypes yet? It's a Conspiracy cube so it is built a bit different to traditional cube. That's why there are multiples, conspiracies often like to interact with multiple cards of the same name and while I'm not playing them all, I'll be playing enough that it makes sense for them to exist. Also, I am trying to make it feel more like custom limited than a traditional goodstuff cube. Any other players got any feedback? Keep in mind I'm trying to keep some lower-power stuff in there to get the limited feel to it and Conspiracy limited is multiplayer so games tend to go long.

Maybe when I end up finishing the cube, we can playtest it on xmage or something. It could be fun to cube with Ernsts.

No. 4624 Systemkontra [Reply]
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Also computer hardware and a little bit programming.

There we disscusing videogames, videogames companies, share gaming news, additionally disscus PC and console hardwarem share news about other software.
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No. 7213
>>7144
I don't remember that. I do remember the Homeworld series for example getting lots of critical praise for it. I thought that style was really really good.

>>7159
Yeah I was also thinking of Warcraft II. Especially since back then, like HoMM III cinematics tier looked so absolutely awful.

>>7203
Pillars is not that good. Which is a shame because it has all the elements of what should make for a good game, but it's really tedious and just not that interesting. The story could be improved but then most of the time you're either being distracted from it or don't give a shit about it because you'd rather rebuild your castle. The lore itself is incredibly dry and uninteresting and overall it just feels like a soulless version of an Infinity engine game.
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No. 7215
>>7213
>Pillars is not that good
i find the pillars lore also not as interesting as baldur's gate/forgotten realms, however poe and poe ii deadfire in particular is really, really beautiful, the artwork and cgi actually beats even baldur's gate. gameplay is extremely well done, too. definitely in the rpg top 3 of all time imo.
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No. 7217
>>7213
>like HoMM III cinematics tier looked so absolutely awful.
...and warcraft 2 cinematic movies if we not talk about briefings are actually same and even worse than heroes 3 ones. And you can get used to late MM style if you slowely go thought MM6 which one have transitional style that used a lot 3d renders, but also bright colors, phototextures and a little bit of FMV that help situation.

>>7215
I kinda may say that for my absoluetly personal opinion I have PoE style not that catchy and bor me it feels more or less bland. It one of things that just not mine, one of styles that hard to me to get get into not even early 3d-rendered cinematics, but modern middle-class vidogames with a lot of not most expansive digital art and 3d graphics. Something make for me this style of games like PoE, upcoming bard's tale 4, underworld ascedant, legend of grimrock not so eye-candy compare to even older styles that similar games used.
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Economy-related stuff is big enough to have its own thread, such studies about economic/social stuff are constantly being made and it would be interesting to have a thread to share such articles. Let the history & sciences thread be a history-anthropology thread, since this is what is almost entirely being discussed there, and in the future if someone feels the need to create hard sciences specific stuff they can go ahead. Plus, the kind of discussion that this causes is different from history-related stuff, it is kind of news, but it's not news, it's still academic in the end. Economy, political science, sociology, geography, business stuff, urbanism, urban issues in general, infrastructure etc, all of this now belongs to the social sciences thread.

Rate this brave new world of services economy, globalization and increasing rural exodus where everybody flocks to some few global cities while the rest of the country dies.

source
https://www.rieti.go.jp/jp/publications/dp/12e071.pdf
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No. 6955
>>6954
Yes but other countries are profiting even less or nothing at all from this new globalized services economy. I'm well aware that this shift has its toxic sides to all national economies, including USA, but USA in the end supposedly still loses less. One would expect economic impoverishment and even political instabilities to happen in other countries before this issue becomes a national issue in USA.

It's specially weird if you compare it to other anglo countries, because they were all pretty enthusiastic about letting their industrial bases die and embrace globalization so that their cities could become global financial capitals, yet you don't hear much about problems of impoverished countryside in these countries becoming national political issues that turns into a major aversion to globalization and deindustrialization. I know that such problems do exist in England for example, brexit can be seen as an anti-globalization movement too, but London is so strong in finances that it can actually compete with NY (the only city that can do it), so in the end England also got its trade-off building a strong financial global city while losing an industrialized countryside, meanwhile other anglo countries didn't manage to be so successful in building financial or IT centers. So the pattern here seems to be more about the countries that were actually successful at building a post-industrial economy but for some reason decided to revolt against globalization.
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No. 6958
>>6955
Well I mean you're still forgetting two things, one of which is the massive entitlement complex of Americans (meaning their mentality of feeling entitled) and the second being that we have massive wealth inequality here.

So the question to ask is, which Americans are actually benefiting? Because the poor in this country aren't really benefiting. We've all be totally shafted. Like I said all that wealth is only being concentrated in fewer and fewer hands here. It's like confusing raw GDP with PPP. The national average does look good, but most Americans aren't making those figures. It's the super rich treating the whole country like their personal playground that pisses us off. I mean yeah, for the super rich everything's just fucking dandy. Meanwhile the rest of us aren't making much money and have fewer opportunities. It's tied into the same problem as us having this huge wave of opiate addiction.

The real measure of stability is honestly the health of a middle class. We do not have the same healthy middle class we once did and it has steadily been getting worse. This really doesn't jive well with people who grew up being told they'd be astronauts and movie stars either which is why that affects white people so much worse and why things like white suicide rates have been rising.

Like I really don't think you understand just what's going on in my country right now. Globalism did indeed serve us well in the 90s, I'll grant you that. But ever since Reagan we've just been getting angrier and more unstable and a lot of that has to do with class and ownership. People try to bring up race and frankly the racial tensions (which are nothing new at all) are just an extension of and intertwined with class tensions. So I will say it again, the people you are talking about benefiting are not ordinary Americans. Ordinary Americans are sitting in bathtubs with a shotgun in their mouth and ODing on heroin right now. Any sense of optimism we had evaporated with the budget surplus in the mid-00s. Most of us haven't seen that recovery yet as upper class continue looting the country and lining their pockets. Is it like Russia? No it's not as bad as Russia. But it keeps reminding me of it. You keep acting like those gains are being shared and distibuted around society--they are not.

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No. 6960
>>6948
>Singapore is a special case because of its location and its size, it can't be reproduced elsewhere

I'm not so sure about it. You could very well transform important cities into a kind of private states for whatever reason, it might be unlikely know but maybe not in the future. They would still drain the countryside around it. It's just that it's not old national territory anymore.
Or lets think about half private zones at least like special economic zones. You could push these into a more authoritarian direction if it is needed.
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No. 6054 Systemkontra [Reply]
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You know the game. Share your daily sufferings.
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No. 6973
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>>6971
>amphibious landing at Leningrad.
This and also I am going to execute a multiple step plan that is hopefully going to seal the fate of the Russian army.
1.Weaker forces are going to be positioned along the black line to bait the AI into attacking me.
2.At the same time, I will concentrate a lot of forces near Kaliningrad Konigsberg and try to encircle the troops that Russia has in Poland.(red arrow)
3. >an amphibious landing at Leningrad
4. Brown forces will encircle the Baltic provinces and, after meeting up with the defending army at Petrograd, launch an offensive in the direction of Moscow. The Yellow force's job will be mostly cutting off Finland and Murmansk from the Russian heartland.
5. Meanwhile, the combined red & black armies are occupying Belarus and providing minor assistance to Austria-Hungary, if necessary.
6. Lastly, once the black and red amy reaches Smolensk and Orel and the Brown forces set up a front at the Opochka- Novgorod - Tikhvin line, a combined push towards Moscow begins.

Sadly, unless Lenin is sent to Rush-ka there is no way to make peace so I will consider taking these two cities by the end of 1914 a victory.
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No. 6976
>>6973
The Baltic pocket is too big to sustain an advance alongside. I'd break through to Riga ASAP and try and make it more of an Estonian pocket. It'll take fewer troops to keep closed so you'll have actual formations able to advance further rather than a hodge-podge pile of divisions pulled from all over the place. Also, phase lines are life, don't plan an operation without them. Theatre strategy is about having large formations working together and phase lines are a way of making sure that forces are in support of each other at all times. If one army does well and streams ahead but then another army gets bogged down then both armies are in danger, the former of being cut off and the latter of unsustainable attrition. With phase lines being respected, they'd remain in supporting distance of each other and ensure that both formations are operating at maximum strength with their flanks secured. It mightn't be as big a deal in HoI though. I don't remember how difficult logistics are exactly but I don't recall them being particularly damaging to an op.
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No. 6977
suffering due to lira value go down. I had plans for holidays now all of them cancelled. I know it's first world tier problem, but because of some unrelated person that I didnt vote, my life getting worse. People always say you should take responsiblities of your actions, in all of my life I had to take responsiblities of other people as well.

I'd go in further rant but most likely I'd accused for being edgy.
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No. 6986
>>6977
But these will bitch about somebody crashing their car anytime, so don't bother this commonplace wisdom. It's just a phrase with a pinch of truth, just a pinch since you are obviously often enough not responsible for what is happening to you, as if the world is not inhabited by billions of people who take action everyday