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    Quote Originally Posted by Keckers View Post
    Do you also want to keep the benefits of living in a developed society?
    What “benefits “ specifically are you referring to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlona Sky View Post
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    Do you also want to keep the benefits of living in a developed society?
    What “benefits “ specifically are you referring to?
    Ask yourself what your life would be like if you had more money, but the number of desperate and angry people was quadrupled.

    That's pretty much life as an affluent urban professional in Latin America, where you live in a gated community and have to be on your guard once you leave the driveway. But their brains are so broken that they want to keep that lifestyle. Because more money is better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlona Sky View Post
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    Do you also want to keep the benefits of living in a developed society?
    What “benefits “ specifically are you referring to?
    Not dying of cholera. That’s a good one.
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    Developed society. America.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RazoR View Post
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    Should've been easy to understand that Razor was talking about concrete apartment USSR, and not holodomor USSR
    Yeah - think 60s-70s when the country wasn't in a huge war, coming out of one (that's the entire first 40 years) or being let down the drain by corrupted government (the last 10).

    Imperial russia also had it's highs but all the downs were caused by said corrupt aristocracy rather than external factors.


    RE: holodomor
    https://www.world-grain.com/articles...-wheat-exports
    How y’all doing on that corrupt aristocracy thang?

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    Quote Originally Posted by evil edna View Post
    Developed society. America.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartholomeus Crane View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by RazoR View Post
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    Should've been easy to understand that Razor was talking about concrete apartment USSR, and not holodomor USSR
    Yeah - think 60s-70s when the country wasn't in a huge war, coming out of one (that's the entire first 40 years) or being let down the drain by corrupted government (the last 10).

    Imperial russia also had it's highs but all the downs were caused by said corrupt aristocracy rather than external factors.


    RE: holodomor
    https://www.world-grain.com/articles...-wheat-exports
    Yes, right, Brezhnev's Soviet Union. That peaceful period where the Soviet Union invaded Hungary (1956) and then Czechoslovakia (1968), and then geared up to invade Afghanistan under the same eponymous doctrine.

    Can we all just agree that the Soviet Union was as unequal (and more repressive) than Imperial Russia, only with a different corrupt aristocracy and better songs about it (marginally)?

    You know, in the same way that current Russia is as unequal (and marginally less repressive) than both were, only with a different corrupt aristocracy (and far shittier songs about it).
    Re: Holodomor

    Guess those farmers should have been more assertive towards Stalin, ignore being called kulaks (and sometimes executed together with families) and stop exporting so much towards Moscow, right? Stupid ukrainians. Although one could argue if they actually did and something familiar to what happened after Comecon disbanded but by magnitudes greater hit Stalin's Russia, it would be in a much better place nowadays. Eh, one can dream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlona Sky View Post
    I’m ready to secede from these wacky left morons out here in California. They have single handily turned this state and others into madness. I lose half my money to taxes and they demand more.
    What's the problem with high taxes?

    One way to examine the issue is to compare state help provided by the British government to one which traditionally charges much higher taxes: Sweden. Swedes support the second-highest tax burden in the world - after Denmark's - with an average of 48.2 per cent of GDP going to taxes. Yet Sweden, along with equally high-taxing Denmark and Norway, tops almost every international barometer of successful societies.

    [...]

    And Swedes are well provided for. Year after year Save the Children puts it at the top its league of countries where it is best to be a mother; the country is sixth on the UN Development Programme's human development index (the UK is 16th); and Unicef ranks it second in its table of child wellbeing in rich countries. Maybe Sweden proves that it's worth paying high taxes.
    https://www.theguardian.com/money/20...burden-welfare

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hel OWeen View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Marlona Sky View Post
    I’m ready to secede from these wacky left morons out here in California. They have single handily turned this state and others into madness. I lose half my money to taxes and they demand more.
    What's the problem with high taxes?
    If you're American its probably quite annoying when they get used to fund trillions of dollars worth of war
    Look, the wages you withheld from the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of Hosts. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves for slaughter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bartholomeus Crane View Post
    You know, in the same way that current Russia is as unequal (and marginally less repressive) than both were, only with a different corrupt aristocracy (and far shittier songs about it).
    You take that back, t.A.T.u. was amazing!

    Le coeur a ses raisons que la raison ne connaît point. - Blaise Pascal, Pensées, 277

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keckers View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlona Sky View Post
    I’m ready to secede from these wacky left morons out here in California. They have single handily turned this state and others into madness. I lose half my money to taxes and they demand more.
    What's the problem with high taxes?
    If you're American its probably quite annoying when they get used to fund trillions of dollars worth of war
    Socialist, single payer military. Positively un-American. All this one size fits all military. Why should we all have to pay for the expensive, "bomb brown people" military. Most of us don't want that kind of military, and it's too expensive, why not let us have a basic, defensive military and then those that want to can pay extra for the their adventurous one.
    meh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keckers View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlona Sky View Post
    I’m ready to secede from these wacky left morons out here in California. They have single handily turned this state and others into madness. I lose half my money to taxes and they demand more.
    What's the problem with high taxes?
    If you're American its probably quite annoying when they get used to fund trillions of dollars worth of war
    Yeah, but those are your federal taxes, and leaving California isn't gonna do shit about that.
    Quarantined and loving life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timaios View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Bartholomeus Crane View Post
    You know, in the same way that current Russia is as unequal (and marginally less repressive) than both were, only with a different corrupt aristocracy (and far shittier songs about it).
    You take that back, t.A.T.u. was amazing!
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    Also that didn't sound like abloo bloo to me, PM me and we can agree on a meeting spot and settle this with queensberry rules, that's a serious offer btw. I've been a member of this community since 2005 and i've never met a more toxic individual.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steckersaurus View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlona Sky View Post
    I’m ready to secede from these wacky left morons out here in California. They have single handily turned this state and others into madness. I lose half my money to taxes and they demand more.
    What's the problem with high taxes?
    If you're American its probably quite annoying when they get used to fund trillions of dollars worth of war
    Yeah, but those are your federal taxes, and leaving California isn't gonna do shit about that.
    I was going to respond "that depends how far you go" and then I remembered the insanity with Federal income taxes following their citizens around the world
    Look, the wages you withheld from the workmen who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord of Hosts. You have lived on earth in luxury and self-indulgence. You have fattened yourselves for slaughter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Keckers View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlona Sky View Post
    I’m ready to secede from these wacky left morons out here in California. They have single handily turned this state and others into madness. I lose half my money to taxes and they demand more.
    What's the problem with high taxes?
    If you're American its probably quite annoying when they get used to fund trillions of dollars worth of war
    Yeah, but those are your federal taxes, and leaving California isn't gonna do shit about that.
    I was going to respond "that depends how far you go" and then I remembered the insanity with Federal income taxes following their citizens around the world
    ‘Ahh, you have a foreign bank account, but not the kinds of assets to create a proper offshore shell. OK. You have to pay tax on that income too...’
    meh

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marlona Sky View Post
    I’m ready to secede from these wacky left morons out here in California. They have single handily turned this state and others into madness. I lose half my money to taxes and they demand more.
    You're gonna go get in on the unstoppable wealth-spiral in Kansas?
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    And btw, you're such a fucking asshole it genuinely amazes me on a regular basis how you manage to function.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Malcanis View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Marlona Sky View Post
    I’m ready to secede from these wacky left morons out here in California. They have single handily turned this state and others into madness. I lose half my money to taxes and they demand more.
    You're gonna go get in on the unstoppable wealth-spiral in Kansas?
    It's Texas and their 'largest number of (minimum wage) jobs in the country' this type usual bleat about on facebook.
    meh

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    What's FHC's view on Tulsi Gabbard... she seems pretty moderate.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Totally Not Larkonnis View Post


    What's FHC's view on Tulsi Gabbard... she seems pretty moderate.
    She's gearing up for the 2024 Republican nomination

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    Quote Originally Posted by Varcaus View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Totally Not Larkonnis View Post


    What's FHC's view on Tulsi Gabbard... she seems pretty moderate.
    She's gearing up for the 2024 Republican nomination
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