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Today's World Census Report
The Largest Furniture Restoration Industry in Balder
World Census analysts spend quiet weekends in the countryside in order to determine which nations have the largest Furniture Restoration industries.
As a region, Balder is ranked 7,805th in the world for Largest Furniture Restoration Industry.
|1.||The Empire of Daarnar||Iron Fist Consumerists||“All power to The Overlord.”|
|2.||The Corporate Dark Police Empire of Imperial Dark Rome||Corporate Police State||“The world's darkest hour, shall be our finest!”|
|3.||The United States of Gary Gatewood||Liberal Democratic Socialists||“I understand small business growth. I was one.”|
|4.||The Wastelands of Deliverator||Inoffensive Centrist Democracy||“Shut up and get back to work!”|
|5.||The Republic of Bw2082||Capitalizt||“We're not snobs. We're just better than you.”|
|6.||The City-State of New Lower Manhattan||Corporate Police State||“World's largest city since 2080”|
|7.||The United Socialist States of Techno-Soviets||Psychotic Dictatorship||“Workers of the world, unite!”|
|8.||The Republic of Stephine21||Civil Rights Lovefest||“Your Country, Your Choice”|
|9.||The Empire of J0rd||Corporate Police State||“Why ask why? Try Jord Dry.”|
|10.||The Plutocracy of Isla del Stan||Corporate Police State||“Fabricati diem, pvnc”|
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Balder Regional Message Board
Trump isn't any kind of mastermind or leader behind anything as subtle as a cult; he gets most of his facts from Fox News, who get many of their facts from him, so it's kind of this circle of self-propagating ignorance that happens to affect and infect other people.
It is not a literal death cult, it's a negligent parent leaving their kids in a hot car too long.
The lack of firearm regulation isn't some grand ideal of the government itself, but rather a very loud and persistent minority that scream and throw tantrums constantly to get what they want. People who favor logic and reason simply aren't as annoying, and so the government is too busy trying to get the NRA to shut their yap to bother with them.
Actually, sex is the central pillar of American society around which all else revolves. Violence is just the path of least consciousness that people gravitate to when they're too weak-willed to remain civilized, and the people who are consistently weak like to make it seem like an okay thing.
Video games are more like exposure therapy than something that drives people toward violence; violent people buy violent games to vent their frustration and inadequacies in a way that doesn't pose a risk to themselves (and incidentally, others). The more civilized the society the larger demand for violent outlets, because the core of society is pretending we aren't simple animals with simple impulses.
The government is an anal-retentive control freak that really wishes it could make its problems just go away in the easiest way possible, not some bloodthirsty sociopath trying to turn the world just as evil as it is. It's weak, anxious, and cracking under the weight of special interest groups who hate each other.
What you call "suicide" I call population control. If people are stupid enough to not understand how a firearm works, I s'pose they're better off dead. If people are stupid enough to let bullying get to them, perhaps they're not fit for real life.
Newsflash: LIFE SUCKS! It's never going to be a walk in the park, expecting it to be one is like expecting a frog to win at a basket-weaving competition! WAKE UP
You aren't considering the people driven to suicide who are more fit to contribute to the world than others but don't have the means or opportunity due to circumstance. You aren't considering the gilded idiots born with a silver spoon in their mouth who deserve a Darwin Award but are too coddled to care. You aren't considering that everyone, absolutely everyone, has a breaking point that bullying can cross, not to mention the irreparable damage it can cause in the meantime that makes the rest of their life a living hell long afterwards.
Life sucks because of inconsiderate people; those are the ones who need to wake up.
You're the type of speaker I respect. The only reason I posted what I did was because Mr. Left-Wing Utopia tried to dip into real world politics with a ludicrous rationalization on how to solve a problem that doesn't exist. If you're willing to propose a level-headed solution to bullying, cyber bullying, and corruption, I'm open to it and I'll support you. But I will never support radical fools who use scare tactics to get their way.
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The appropriate place is via GHR, not fielded across RMBs and telegrams.
Honestly, I think the burden of a better world falls on parents; they need to teach their children to be considerate and trustworthy. Government policy is only a band-aid trying to get people to act less selfishly, trying to build an agreed-upon society while others (including people worming their way into government positions) keep grabbing at the foundations trying to steal anything valuable. If we want to stop bullying and corruption, quite simply we need nicer people and the rest will follow.
But there will always be that one ass, man. Even if the parents are nice and all. I think social media is to blame for that, the anonymity of it all.
what I have missed?
Mostly bickering and posturing. Nothing particularly interesting, I'm afraid.
Anyone hear anything interesting in the sciences lately? I found a pretty neat article about the ways substances freeze differently on a spherical surface (instead of a flat plane), but it might be too jargon-/notation-filled for most people. Would give me another chance to let people know about the hairy ball theorem though...