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bearish
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Re: What is democracy?

October 31st, 2019, 1:24 am

It appears to me, although I await full and proper research, that once one catches one of the Derangement Syndromes (Brexit, Trump, Boris, Climate Change) it weakens one’s resistance to the others.
Can we throw in Farage, Putin, AfD, Le Pen, Bannon, and a handful more? It's all pretty much the same thing...
 
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Gamal
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Re: What is democracy?

October 31st, 2019, 6:41 am

I agree although AfD is really dangerous. Have you seen a series of my posts on AfD?
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Paul
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Re: What is democracy?

October 31st, 2019, 6:43 am

Black and white thinking. Whither grey?

Can we date the death of nuance? 
 
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Gamal
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Re: What is democracy?

October 31st, 2019, 6:57 am

There are various colours what does not mean black and white do not exists. AfD is dangerous just because ze Germans are dangerous. People don't change for such trivial reasons as loosing the war and time passing.

Donald Trump (whoever he would be) is not dangerous since he is controlled by the deep state. Everybody is.
 
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katastrofa
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Re: What is democracy?

October 31st, 2019, 12:32 pm

"People don't change for such trivial reasons as loosing the war and time passing."

You couldn't be more wrong, at least according to psychological and fMRI studies. The brain rewires in time - owing to new experience. E.g. the effects of years of "toxic" experience can be reverted by drugs or years of positive experience.
 
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Gamal
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Re: What is democracy?

October 31st, 2019, 2:38 pm

You believe in science i believe in eternal human experience. Science is a quite new invention. Wrong as all of them.
 
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katastrofa
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Re: What is democracy?

October 31st, 2019, 3:12 pm

I don't believe in science either, I just refer to it for the sake of some Thomases. Science is a failed attempt of an idiot to understand what's beyond them by looking into their selves. I bond with the Great Beyond and let it flow through me! I don't need to understand - reading science has only led me astray :-) (Which doesn't mean I don't enjoy solving some scientific puzzles from time to time!)
 
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ISayMoo
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Re: What is democracy?

November 1st, 2019, 8:18 pm

There are various colours what does not mean black and white do not exists. AfD is dangerous just because ze Germans are dangerous. People don't change for such trivial reasons as loosing the war and time passing.
http://www.armedforces.co.uk/Europeandefence/edcountries/countrygermany.htm
Nah, not dangerous. Wake me up when their army goes above 500,000.
 
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Gamal
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Re: What is democracy?

November 2nd, 2019, 8:26 am

There are various colours what does not mean black and white do not exists. AfD is dangerous just because ze Germans are dangerous. People don't change for such trivial reasons as loosing the war and time passing.
http://www.armedforces.co.uk/Europeandefence/edcountries/countrygermany.htm
Nah, not dangerous. Wake me up when their army goes above 500,000.
The war is in hearts, dude. You don't need armies to kill, a pillow will do.
 
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ISayMoo
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Re: What is democracy?

November 2nd, 2019, 8:53 pm

Don't marry a German woman, then.
 
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Gamal
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Re: What is democracy?

November 3rd, 2019, 7:01 am

Too late.
 
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ISayMoo
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Re: What is democracy?

November 4th, 2019, 3:02 pm

The bitterness is strong in this one.
 
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katastrofa
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Re: What is democracy?

November 5th, 2019, 11:24 pm

Only on the outside, I suspect, and Mrs Wife knows there's a sweet caramel core inside.
https://pin.it/eglpc3ios5ahla
 
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Paul
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Re: What is democracy?

November 10th, 2019, 4:37 pm

You can easily tell whether someone is left or right wing. Look at their twitter posts. Do they mention Remembrance Sunday? It’s not 100% accurate, many Lefties are obliged to mention it, probably while holding their noses (e.g. politicians and the BBC). And it’s possible there are even a few decent Lefties.
 
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ISayMoo
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Re: What is democracy?

November 10th, 2019, 8:00 pm

Where is your Remembrance Sunday Tweet, Paul?
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