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Harsh Reality of Socialist Europe: 9/15/2015 18:17:59


[WL] Colonel Harthacanute
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In light of the recent political earthquake in my home country within the largest Democratic Socialism movement, the Labour Party, with the leadership election victory of hardened opposition back-bencher, now Leader of Her Majesty's most loyal Opposition, MP for Islington North since the 80s, Jeremy Bernard Corbyn, also Head of the Stop The War Coalition, and also in light of the recent launch by the leadership of the United Kingdom Independence Party of the "EU Out" or "No To The EU" campaign, I think it is quite appropriate to have an open, adult, comprehensive conversation regarding the future and blemishes of Socialist Europe and/or Socialism in Europe.

The EU are a bunch of eco-Nazi Maoists who are trying to recreate the successes (and, thereby, also the failures) of neo-Communist China and vague Stalinist policies.
Harsh Reality of Socialist Europe: 9/15/2015 19:00:05


[Wolf] {F} Kellen the Conquerer
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Stupid Europeans don't realize that giving gays rights ect... don't make a country stronger.
Harsh Reality of Socialist Europe: 9/15/2015 19:02:20

[NI] Lord eKell
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" think it is quite appropriate to have an open, adult, comprehensive conversation regarding the future and blemishes of Socialist Europe and/or Socialism in Europe."

"The EU are a bunch of eco-Nazi Maoists who are trying to recreate the successes (and, thereby, also the failures) of neo-Communist China and vague Stalinist policies."

That went downhill fast.
Harsh Reality of Socialist Europe: 9/15/2015 21:42:36


Жұқтыру
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Stupid Europeans don't realize that giving gays rights ect... don't make a country stronger.


Didn't America legalise gay marriage transfederally a couple months ago? Europe is very split on gay marriage, even EU. Compare Britain/Norway with Lithuania/Russia.
Harsh Reality of Socialist Europe: 9/15/2015 21:43:06

[NI] Lord eKell
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Well stop spilling toxic shit into the environment! They deserve the fines.

I await the one story were a single fine was unjust that somehow proves that people who accept the fact that climate change is ruining the world are somehow 'Nazis'

You have managed to label the EU: Nazi's, Maoist's and Stalinist's. Which makes sense, if you ignore basic economics and common sense.

The EU is a free trade agreement with a few regulatory arms, an arena for governments to meet regularly, a freely elected parliament that does little more than scrutinize and has a court to settle disputes in a way that is more open than any national court.

It is based entirely on neo-liberal economics and a bid to foster relations within a continent that loves nothing more than blowing itself up. I accept that the Euro was overly ambitious and was probably a mistake and that the EU is too bureaucratic, but it is not Maoist or Stalinist in any conceivable way.
Harsh Reality of Socialist Europe: 9/15/2015 23:30:24


DomCobb
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"eco-Nazi Maoists"
So fascist socialists? That makes no sense.

Edited 9/15/2015 23:40:54
Harsh Reality of Socialist Europe: 9/15/2015 23:45:04


[WL] Colonel Harthacanute
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In a way, the EU has elements of Fascism and elements of Maoism.
If you look at the politics of the EU, they are very authoritarian especially with ignoring nation parliaments, referendums and enforcing ridiculous rules.
What does the size of bananas have to do with keeping the peace?

The economic policies of the EU are drawn from Maoism.
Harsh Reality of Socialist Europe: 9/15/2015 23:48:14


Major General Smedley Butler
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If someone gets shoddy bananas, they complain. If everyone gets shoddy bananas they riot.
Harsh Reality of Socialist Europe: 9/16/2015 01:19:34


The Final, Forbidden Knowledge
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See the 'Trans-Pacific Plantation Revolt', 1882
Harsh Reality of Socialist Europe: 9/16/2015 03:31:55


Жұқтыру
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Anyone remember Saikhan? We need him back for an ultimate battle against Harthacanute

(for those who don't know him, he was Albanian-British, very much sceptic of governments, pro-SCO and pro-EU).
Harsh Reality of Socialist Europe: 9/16/2015 10:51:44

[NI] Lord eKell
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1. The EU does not and has never had the power to hold referendums, that it is entirely up to individual states.

2. All laws introduced in the EU are decided by the Committee, made up of representatives hand picked by the states, and the Parliament can stop them. They do not ignore individual national parliaments, they take all nations into account before introducing a law. It's inevitable that in a union of 29 anythings, be it countries or people, that you do not get your own way every time, the EU tries to balance this and does a pretty good job of it.

3. The EU regulations on the size of bananas are more lax than the British regulations, and the major supermarkets have even higher standards than those. Not only is it a bad example, its also completely trivial.

And, Irony, it was very nice of you to attempt my challenge of finding a single example that I might agree is unjust, but you failed: How big is the pond? Where is this pond? What fish did they put in it? What plants? What are they using to keep the pond clean? Is there any run-off? Is there a water shortage in the area?

You can't just dig a big hole, fill it with whatever the fuck you like without consulting with someone first. I agree with that fine, if it happened.
Harsh Reality of Socialist Europe: 9/16/2015 13:44:56


Eklipse
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You can't just dig a big hole, fill it with whatever the fuck you like without consulting with someone first. I agree with that fine, if it happened.

If someone wants to build a tiny little pond on their country property that's their business, there's no reason for the government to stretch out its hand of red-tape.

One of the reasons I'm glad that I don't live in a big city is because that in the cities, simply getting permission to build a shed is more complicated than building the shed itself.

Edited 9/16/2015 13:45:22
Harsh Reality of Socialist Europe: 9/16/2015 21:05:44


Ξ Nanaimo
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A man in Oregon was fined $10,000 for collecting rainwater in his backyard. Apparently the rain "belongs" to the state of Oregon and it is illegal to collect it.
Harsh Reality of Socialist Europe: 9/16/2015 22:02:53


Gen. NumbNuts
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^definitely in the top ten most stupid things I've ever heard.
Harsh Reality of Socialist Europe: 9/17/2015 04:14:47


[WOLF] AMERICAN EMPIRE
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Irony, the US Government discourages putting US flags in an AMERICAN YARD. Why? It might offend someone.

WHO THE FUCK WOULD IT OFFEND?!? Haji JOHN!? The dead OSAMA BIN LADEN!?! Or how about Putin?
Harsh Reality of Socialist Europe: 9/17/2015 04:37:06


Жұқтыру
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America loves burying its past.

Harsh Reality of Socialist Europe: 9/17/2015 11:54:51

Drakortha
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Hail Stalin!
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