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Topic: Serious Discussion / The evolution of the US's public debt

Current economics strikes me as silly. Being as the word economical means “using the minimum required; not wasteful of time, effort, resources”, we as a nation and as a planet are behaving very uneconomically.

We need to stop asking “do we have the money”. Rather, “do we have the resources”. Money is just a middle man that leads to high interests rates and skyrocketing national debt.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Do we owe soldiers gratitude?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Do we owe soldiers gratitude?

I read this a week ago and thought it’s related:

Let’s analyze this statement: “American soldiers are heroes.”

Why are American soldiers heroes? Because they risk (and often sacrifice) their lives defending freedom…at least, that’s what the popular propaganda says.

Here’s 4 reasons why that’s not true.

1. Most soldiers are victims of economic oppression.

2. Soldiers aren’t brave. They’re brainwashed.

3.Soldiers are slaves.

4.Soldiers don’t fight for the poor and oppressed. They fight for the rich and powerful.

Read full details here

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / What if everything you know is a lie?

downloading ifhefindsout.exe

updating

commencing attack on user_nomogoodnames

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Ax: Faux News

Originally posted by SVERsniper:

Lynch FOX news. Not entirely sure. Human rights dictates that they have the right to broadcast that bullshit, so there’s really nothing legal to be done about it.

What if they are outright lying though?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Ax: Faux News

BUMP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_thecutline/20110217/ts_yblog_thecutline/fox-airs-misleading-footage-before-ron-paul-interview

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Do you think Donald Trump could be elected as US President with his viewpoints on China?

Originally posted by Flypurplehamster:
Originally posted by pmr0078:
Originally posted by Flypurplehamster:
Originally posted by Tacket:

Why do you think he won’t win presidency?

Because he’s not a politician.

He’s a businessman.

Same shit.

Democrat/Republican, it doesn’t matter.

Wat. No they aren’t, evidence?

Both Democrats and Republicans support the capitalist agenda. Just look at their policies and sponsors (oh, I mean, “donations”)

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Do you think Donald Trump could be elected as US President with his viewpoints on China?

Originally posted by Flypurplehamster:
Originally posted by Tacket:

Why do you think he won’t win presidency?

Because he’s not a politician.

He’s a businessman.

Same shit.

Democrat/Republican, it doesn’t matter.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Unrest Spreading in Middle East

Originally posted by dobader:
Originally posted by Horse_Rooster:

Here’s an idea: How about the US doesn’t interfere with matters that don’t concern them.

heres an idea, it does concern the US

Only monetarily.

We truly don’t give a fuck about human rights or democracy. If we did we wouldn’t overthrow democratically elected officials in Latin America, Southeast Asia, and the Middle east, just because they didn’t want to sell out their country to American corporations. And if we did, we would do something about the human rights violations in Israel, but we won’t, because that does not serve the “interests” of the select few that happen to decide what we do.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The Chaos in Egypt.

Originally posted by PlainBlandMan:
Originally posted by pmr0078:

CONGRATS EGYPT
pmr is sexy
now be careful….

Does this mean the Muslim Brotherhood might take over governance of Egypt in ten years?

I’m just telling them to be careful. They have a lot more potential to be truly free than the United States, mostly because people here only care about Jersey Shore. But in every movement there is the potential for things to go wrong. Look at the American revolution, a country that started to break itself free from monarchy is now helplessly chained to economic monarchy. Look at the Russian revolution, started with the ideals of communism but the power-hungry egomaniacs took over and turned it into a dictatorship.

So yes, I am telling them to watch out for those religious extremists (hence the theology that may be created). But before you go on with that bullshit propaganda you were taught after 9/11, remember there will always religious fanatics out there. Faith, in itself, is irrational, and taken to the extreme, dangerous. This is a message for ALL religions.

Lets put this into a different perspective.

Americans crash a jet into the Burj Khalifa (tallest building in the world) located in Dubai. A video of a drunk man from Texas claiming responsibility is played immediately after the attacks. The United Arab Emirates invade the United States and show videos of the Westboro Baptist Church, and how insane the Christian religion is. They also show a lot of videos of members of the NRA and KKK with assault rifles proving that Americans are incredibly violent, and without their occupation, the U.S. would fall apart.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Do you think Donald Trump could be elected as US President with his viewpoints on China?

What debt? Money IS debt.

I just think its ridiculous that the kids being born these days will have to somehow pay off these trillions of dollars if we keep the status quo. And the status quo is the monetary system, the root of all evil. Even the concept of “debt” is bullshit. We had the resources, and so we built/made what we did. We didn’t magically time travel into the future to take their resources. Nobody owes no one nothing.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / If squirt guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have squirt guns!

And so the squirt gun manufacturers, being that their toys did not have high amounts of lead or carcinogens, thought it was not necessary to have lobbyists…

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Save Stargate: Universe (it worked for FamilyGuy)

I loved Stargate, but it all started going downhill when Richard Dean Anderson stopped being in the episodes. You cant take out Macgyver, he was what made the original show awesome.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Mac VS. PC(ding ding ding fight!)

The way I see it as:

Get a regular PC (fairly cheap)

+ Upgrade it yourself to save money (more RAM, external HD)

+ Install Ubuntu

+ Pirate software

=

:)

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Mac VS. PC(ding ding ding fight!)

Originally posted by thedarklordx:

linux is only good if your a programmer and know what your doing otherwise you’ll just mess up your system accidentally at some point

Not with Ubuntu, I’d say its even easier than Windows, not as lame as Mac OS, and how you mentioned “messing up”, PCs are really easy to “mess up” due to Viruses, which this gets none. Plus its free, so you lose nothing.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Mac VS. PC(ding ding ding fight!)

mmm pmr is awesome

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / AX: The US rejects payment on all foreign debt.

Entertaing but close to reality

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRgRz3nSG7o

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / The Chaos in Egypt.

CONGRATS EGYPT
pmr is sexy
now be careful….

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / FBI attacks Anon in Response to Wikileaks Support

The FBI yesterday executed 40 search warrants around the US to gather evidence on the Anonymous distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks in defense of WikiLeaks last year.

"6am, door busted down (NOT KIDDING), “FBI FBI FBI POLICE FBI GET YOUR ARMS UP AND DONT MOVE THEM. WALK DOWNSTAIRS RIGHT NOW. DO NOT MOVE YOUR HANDS.” - TWO REAL GUNS POINTED AT ME."

“Apparently her son was using a bot, didn’t cover his tracks and got caught plain as day… I reiterate my point—nothing will come of their home being raided. The mom wasn’t even that upset. More just wanted to know what it was all about and what 4chan and anon are since the FBI was asking her a bunch of questions about it. She had no idea what they were talking about.”

“[lost] iphone 4, main computer, media center pc, work laptop x1000, xbox 360, ps3, wii, 3 thumb drives, about 15 burned CDs/DVDs, gf’s acer laptop, [and] gf’s mom’s toshiba laptop.”

Anon has issued this response:

As traditional means of protest (peaceful demonstrations, sit-ins, the blocking of a crossroads or the picketing of a factory fence) have slowly turned into nothing but an empty, ritualised gesture of discontent over the course of the last century, people have been anxiously searching for new ways to pressure politicians and give voice to public demands in a manner that might actually be able to change things for the better. Anonymous has, for now, found this new way of voicing civil protest in the form of the DDoS, or Distributed Denial of Service, attack. Just as is the case with traditional forms of protest, we block access to our opponents’ infrastructure to get our message across.

Thoughts?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Self Sustaining Cities

Originally posted by kirdaiht:

How would you prevent a psychopath from murdering his entire tribe?

Well the term “psychopath” refers to a mentally ill person that resorts to violence. We should seek treatment for such individuals instead of just ignoring them until they snap.

Originally posted by kirdaiht:

How do you stop tribes from pillaging their neighbours?

Pillaging is a very primitive technique of acquiring resourced originally derived from the lack of food and other needs. With modern technology we have come to a post-scarcity world in terms of needs. The food produced in the United States alone can feed the entire world. Machines and other means of manufacturing have made the cost of food and clothing to be comparatively so low it is virtually free. So the only reasons a tribe would pillage would be for non essentials, such as a pool table for instance. However, why should they steal it? There was nothing stopping them using it without stealing it, or creating their own. Sure it isn’t perfect, but it would combat the reasons why wars are fought: for profit (not for some bullshit “freedom” the heads of state ramble about). So with the world running on clean energy, why invade Iraq for oil?

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Self Sustaining Cities

It seems rather strange to forcibly put people in the social situation of a couple of thousand years ago. I, personally, like meeting new people.

Originally posted by Flypurplehamster:

It seems rather strange to forcibly put people in the social situation of a couple of thousand years ago. I, personally, like meeting new people.

And you would be able to, nothing would stop you. I’m just saying, you probably live in a city, suburb or some kind of urban environment already. Most people though don’t even know the names of their neighbours and such. What I’m proposing are closely knit communities on a voluntary basis (family/friends ect).

Originally posted by Flypurplehamster:

There’s a reason people make empires: several states doing something (say, invading somewhere) can do it more effectively than one state fixing its own problems. If a hurricane hits one tribe, the other tribes will be less able to help.

Forcibly disuniting the United States is not going to help much.

I never said disuniting. In fact these communities would be all linked together to function as one city, and the cities linked as one global community. And with Maglev trains you can live in England and stop to get dinner in Tokyo if you wish.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Self Sustaining Cities

If you are wondering my growing interest with this topic is politically motivated. Instead of just complaining about the problems facing society I keep trying to find solutions, and I really think these truly “modern” cities are a step in the right direction.

Clean renewable energy such as solar, wind, thermal, and hydroelectric would stop pollution and these “unlimited” (Yes, I know, even the Sun dies eventually, that’s why its in quotes) sources of energy solve the crisis with rising fuel and energy costs. With your work and other recreational centers being close to your living area you can get around anywhere walking, eliminating the hour long traffic jams and combating obesity. For longer distances public transportation such as no-emission bullet trains would be provided. Food would be grown locally and therefore be fresh and easily obtainable, without preservatives or hormones.

Because people can only handle a maximum of around 150 people they care about that would be how society would be organised, sort of like a “tribe”. Think about it, you go around your daily lives seeing dozens if not hundreds of faceless people everyday, total strangers. You really can’t give a fuck about all of them. You don’t even know their name. That’s why it’s easier to steal from someone you don’t know than your own mother. Well, in your “tribe” (I will refer to it as such because it sounds a lot cooler than “community”) you would know everyone. You’d know your baker, your co-workers, even the guy that specialises in the irrigation of the plants, ect. Yes, it would have a “small town feel”, but this is the modern world , it would not be some town living in the 1950s. All these communities would be constantly connected with each other via public transport and instant communication (all hail the glory of the Internet). This way the world would stay on the cutting edge of science and engineering. No more patents and copyrights (and so the Atlas Shrugged). It would all be like open-source is to software: constantly improving on an invention. Co-operation instead of competition. (Imagine if instead of fighting each other car companies got together and put all their best engineers in charge of designing fuel efficient and safe cars, just a thought)

Government would be drastically different as well, because you wouldn’t really notice it is there, because it is everywhere (calm down, I’m not talking about Big Brother). Why need police officers and other security personnel? Why have a few dozen people walking around the town doing absolutely no work while being complete dicks to the people paying their salaries because of an over-inflated sense of superiority through their authority? Besides, the tribe can do the same exact job without wasting people’s time. And what exactly are the evil’s police protect against anyways? Most crime is financially based, that is why crime rates are highest in poor neighbourhoods. What is there to steal when you are feed, clothed, have lots of free time and all the recreation areas and universities are public? And again, I’ll refer to the “knowing everyone” psychology, do you really want to be a dick and take your friend’s pokemon card now?

Most decisions that actually affect you are local. So shouldn’t they be resolved locally as well? Now sure, we could have a cabinet of people and mayors and other officials that do absolutely nothing but waste tax payers money, but we don’t need them. Democracy: let everyone in the tribe come to a consensus on issues that arise. Such as the electrical engineer notices the city is using up 95% of its energy, so he presents the issue during a town meeting where all in the tribe are gathered. The solution the tribe comes up with is install 5 more solar panels. A few people offer to help install these. Problem solved, next issue. This isn’t very detailed or organised, but it already looks a bit long, so I’ll stop here, but I do have a few other things to cover (working hours, universal human rights, ect) but I will do so if these issues come into question

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Will Americans ever learn that guns are bad and revise their precious constitution?

The only reason I have considered buying a gun is in case of zombies.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Communism, Capitalism, and why Both are Stupid

Originally posted by thijser:
Originally posted by CanadianOverlord:
Originally posted by thijser:

Well currently you get paid for your time which you then use to buy things it is very difficult to spent time when buying small things say a banana are you really going to work 2 minutes for that?

But you don’t really give any reason why pure communism doesn’t work (just to be clear pure communism is communism at it’s last stage meaning that we have reached a state that is no longer controlled by a tiny group(and instead has a type of democracy)).

By pure communism, I mean anarchic communism which is the ultimate goal of communism, as everyone is equal. The problem with any anarchy is the “12 guys with guns” issue. A small armed for takes control of the anarchic communist society as it is unable to scramble an organized defense. Not only that, but communism’s key flaw is human greed. This leads to corruption, the downfall of communism. Basically, it conflicts w/ human nature at a base level.

Actually it’s very much passble for a governement to decide that it wants to keep a good police force and a army. It’s even easier because it has a lot more resources. The main problem so far is that 90% of al revolutions get stuck in some kind of dictatorship (luckly once you have a working system people tend to stop having revolutions)(just look at the France revolutions).

That is why real revolution starts at learning, not picking up a gun (although I will not ignore that violence does cause change). But you can kill a capitalist, but you wont kill capitalism. To kill an idea you need to create another to make the previous become obsolete. Hence how we went from geocentricism (earth in middle) to heliocentrism (Sun in middle). If people were smarter they wouldn’t just complain about the constant degradation and submission of the current system but revolt. And you don’t need a single shot fired. Violence is great if you are a minority group trying to supress a much larger group. But with millions of people small acts of revolt add up. Something as simple as having everyone boycott a producer of a product can destroy a company more than any amount of plastic explosives.

 
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Topic: Serious Discussion / Communism, Capitalism, and why Both are Stupid

Originally posted by CanadianOverlord:
Originally posted by thijser:

Well currently you get paid for your time which you then use to buy things it is very difficult to spent time when buying small things say a banana are you really going to work 2 minutes for that?

But you don’t really give any reason why pure communism doesn’t work (just to be clear pure communism is communism at it’s last stage meaning that we have reached a state that is no longer controlled by a tiny group(and instead has a type of democracy)).

By pure communism, I mean anarchic communism which is the ultimate goal of communism, as everyone is equal. The problem with any anarchy is the “12 guys with guns” issue. A small armed for takes control of the anarchic communist society as it is unable to scramble an organized defense. Not only that, but communism’s key flaw is human greed. This leads to corruption, the downfall of communism. Basically, it conflicts w/ human nature at a base level.

Is it human nature, or societies’ conditioning? Animals act very differently when trapped in cages, do we judge their nature by the way they act inside them? We really cant have a controlled experiment on human nature, and I personally think that for any species with the ability of intelligent thought, the “nature” equation is void. Did I rape that girl walking down the street because I had a hard-on? No. I respect people’s rights enough to not do so. So to blame bad things in the world on “human nature” is a silly argument, and even less valid when arguing against social improvements.

But, for the sake of argument, lets just assume you are perfectly right that greed is human nature. Our system right now (moderate, as you stated) lets greed flourish with the acquisition of capital. So how can we prevent such a flaw? Cut out the middle man: money. Pure communism really. Create a system of fail-safes for the inability to greed to come to existence. And lets be reasonable here, did the elite really need those 50-bedroom mansions while there were dozens of homeless walking the streets of their hometown? It’s not “stealing from the fortunate”, it’s called not being an asshole. We can all live good lives, but we need to stop fighting over this petty shit. Besides nobody “owns” anything; when you die, it all stays right here.