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2020 US Election (Part Two)

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Lexicus, Mar 11, 2020.

  1. Zardnaar

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    Might be telling people what they want to hear.

    Mt position hasn't changed. I think Trump's going to get a hiding.

    There's just that part of me going but........


    I wouldn't be surprised if he wins put it that way.
     
  2. Timsup2nothin

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    If he wins the US deserves him.
     
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  3. Zardnaar

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    How he wins though.
     
  4. Takhisis

    Takhisis Free Hong Kong

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    up yours!
    As Patine has said, the legality of a side as combatant does not depend on what tactics and strategy they choose to engage. This isn't the leadership of Ankh-Morpork.
     
  5. Patine

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    Sorry, but whose name is this is a parody of? I feel it should be obvious, but it's escaping me at the moment.
     
  6. Kyriakos

    Kyriakos Alien spiral maker

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    I think it is a region (state? city?) in a series of novels. Discworld.
     
  7. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    We can rule you wholesale.

    (Ankh-Morpork anthem)
     
  8. Takhisis

    Takhisis Free Hong Kong

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    More to the point, one of the generals in Ankh-Morpork sticks to the letter of military manuals to the point that his troops form up in squares and then into arrows that point in the direction they are going to attack. Obviously, it's parody, but once you read what actual officers have done in history it sounds like mere exaggeration.
     
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    The herd mentality Trump needs:

    “It would go away without the vaccine, George,” Trump told journalist George Stephanopoulos. “With time it goes away and you’ll develop like a herd mentality. It’s gonna be herd developed, that’s gonna happen.”
     
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  10. Patine

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    Freudian slip?
     
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  11. Hrothbern

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    that was my first thought as well
     
  12. Hrothbern

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    What kind of history education do you have ?
    How will it ever be possible to convince fellow citizens to stay away of Trumpian thinking when:

     
  13. cardgame

    cardgame Obsessively Opposed to the Typical

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    How the hell is that number so high in New York??
     
  14. Patine

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    Why do you automatically assume New York is highly educated on history on average JUST because it's a solid Blue State?
     
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    Because education and voting blue correlate decently well. Not enough to have the lowest number but the highest?
     
  16. Zardnaar

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    To be honest idk if the numbers would be much higher here.
     
  17. Patine

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    You would think. But not all Blue States are governed equally, and developing such a Neo-Manichaean socio-political viewpoint where such absolute stereotypes come to the fore of the mind instantly is a HIGHLY unhealthy and toxic mentality, and I suggest you disabuse yourself of it and replace it with realistic, multi-faceted, individualist, proportionate, adaptive, flexible, "forest-for-the-trees," thinking.
     
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    It's a study of young adults, aged 18-39. The results are to be expected. It's not a result of anything insidious. It is a natural process. 50 years from now, when all of us who either knew someone who lived through the Holocaust or lived through it ourselves are gone, people are going to care about the Holocaust about the same as they care about the Mongols. It's different when you can see the loss in your loved one's eyes or hear your teacher's voice quiver because she went through it, and when you just have to read it in a book, or watch a show about it. How many of us, after all, get all worked up about Vercingetorix and his people?

    Ask that same crowd how WW1 started and I'll bet the results double if not triple. Once it's out of living memory, it fades away from all but the interested, no matter how horrifying. That's why games like civ are so important... They get more interested...
     
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    I learned a lot from playing games.
    CIV but also Simcity. There was during my uni time a game nedlug (the reverse of gulden, the Dutch for Guilder) to be played on Unix, that was a fantastic good game to learn how economy works. Terrible graphics ofc but real good.
    Homo Ludens
    Perhaps our one-dimensional top-down book-teacher learning is outdated and we have better tools by now to reach out to a more natural learning process.
     
  20. Sommerswerd

    Sommerswerd Rest in Peace Black Panther

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