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 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: do you miss the 1990s?

 Post subject: Re: do you miss the 1990s?
Posted: Today, 2:43 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 74


1990s here were not exactly what they were in the West - it was a time of rapid transformation, poverty, crime, fear and hope for the future. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a0vXhwYDfOA It was fun to be a kid back then but when I review my childhood memories from an adult perspective, I don't envy m...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Republicans in a no win situation of their own making

Posted: Yesterday, 5:35 am 

Replies: 4
Views: 121


One-party systems are unstable unless all opposition is being actively supressed. Someone will show up to capitalize on still serious political power of Republicans. Or Democrats will split. Or some third party would raise (least probable, imo). You have a system that promotes two parties and it wil...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The HORRIFIC Torture Of The Women Of The Battle Of Berlin

Posted: 07 Dec 2022, 7:21 am 

Replies: 280
Views: 4,110


Yeah, Belarus wasn't a good place to live in middle 20th century. If your ancestors were Jewish, they'd probably find Soviets a lesser evil - otherwise, they'd likely find the nazis the lesser evil.
The truth was, both were hellishly evil and lucky who was away from them at that times.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Communism

 Post subject: Re: Communism
Posted: 07 Dec 2022, 7:17 am 

Replies: 63
Views: 951


I don't think we can entirely give up market economy. Subsistence economy does not work with advanced technologies, gift/potluck economies become too complex to handle in large societes. Market economy simplifies the rules of exchange of goods, so it can go in large quantities. A problem of scale ag...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: So this is what landed in Croatia...

Posted: 07 Dec 2022, 6:23 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 122


Initially.
Are you surprised? These guys are fighting for survival, they're scared.

Letting in international investigators is the most they can do - and they do it.

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: So this is what landed in Croatia...

Posted: 07 Dec 2022, 5:59 am 

Replies: 5
Views: 122


Yes, both these incidents (along with the more recent one in Moldova) seem to be genuine colateral damage.
What's your point?

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The HORRIFIC Torture Of The Women Of The Battle Of Berlin

Posted: 07 Dec 2022, 2:43 am 

Replies: 280
Views: 4,110


I don't dispute there is widespread support from the Russian population for Putin. But their is widespread propaganda about Ukraine being taken over by Nazis. I think (rightly or wrongly) a lot of Russians have bought into this propaganda. Just like the historical nazis bought into propaganda that ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The HORRIFIC Torture Of The Women Of The Battle Of Berlin

Posted: 06 Dec 2022, 9:04 am 

Replies: 280
Views: 4,110


^ Signed up nazis ended up primarily in the SS, as opposed to Wehrmacht. But Germans of that time had a culture of authority and discipline, so if their orders were attrocitous... I'm not sure about how active Wehrmacht was in e.g. this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wola_massacre The order came fro...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The HORRIFIC Torture Of The Women Of The Battle Of Berlin

Posted: 06 Dec 2022, 8:52 am 

Replies: 280
Views: 4,110


I’m all for Russia being held accountable for any war crimes in WW2 and now but my point is why just Russia? I understand a million Armenians died at the hands of Turkey in a type of holocaust in the 20th century but no one seems bothered about that. Actually, the very OP, in the very this thread.....

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The HORRIFIC Torture Of The Women Of The Battle Of Berlin

Posted: 06 Dec 2022, 8:18 am 

Replies: 280
Views: 4,110


I don't dispute there is widespread support from the Russian population for Putin. But their is widespread propaganda about Ukraine being taken over by Nazis. I think (rightly or wrongly) a lot of Russians have bought into this propaganda. Just like the historical nazis bought into propaganda that ...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Wrong Answers Only

 Post subject: Re: Wrong Answers Only
Posted: 06 Dec 2022, 7:14 am 

Replies: 4,496
Views: 48,325


I'm lucky to never be at risk of turning grey because I'm all bald.

How to save your christmas tree from your cat?

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The HORRIFIC Torture Of The Women Of The Battle Of Berlin

Posted: 06 Dec 2022, 2:57 am 

Replies: 280
Views: 4,110


Everyone should be held accountable proportionally to their sins.
And in every case, a question is to be asked: have they learned from their past to not repeat it?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: If I’m Not Autistic What Could It Be?

Posted: 06 Dec 2022, 2:36 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 429


Then maybe - stay with this therapist and seek a diagnosis separately? Life can sometimes not be well-defined enough for our tastes... I take a pragmatic approach: if a therapist helps me, I stay with them. If an advice helps me, I follow it. Being helpful does not require being perfect. My psychiat...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The HORRIFIC Torture Of The Women Of The Battle Of Berlin

Posted: 06 Dec 2022, 2:07 am 

Replies: 280
Views: 4,110


The USSR was made up of 15 states of which Ukraine has quite a high position of power compared to the other 13 by comparison, so if Russia apologizes what about some of the Ukrainian decision makers are they expected to apologize too if not why? Only Russia claims to be the successor of USSR - the ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The HORRIFIC Torture Of The Women Of The Battle Of Berlin

Posted: 05 Dec 2022, 8:29 am 

Replies: 280
Views: 4,110


Lot's of USSR attrocities were against their own citizens. Does it make them less attrocitous?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: If I’m Not Autistic What Could It Be?

Posted: 05 Dec 2022, 8:23 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 429


This "you wouldn't get this far in life if you were autistic" is all BS. Yes, while I'm sometimes not sure where is the boundary between realistic expectations and ableism, expecting all disabled to be just objects of care is clearly super ableist. There is a different question I'd like yo...
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