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mfw African, Australian, and Asian politics is under "other"
we will see if there's enough need to split it further
Australia is pretty meh to be honest.
last time every person wanted a new channel for everything
You don't really get a whole lot of discussions. Maybe things have changed.
aus was less used than the others last time, but we might have need to split it off
i dnt think we have all that many Asians and Africans in here that would use those channels
Did Canada get used much? Didn't it get created last, (last time you guys did this)
it got used a fair bit, i think they got bullied out of the other channels XD
as it should be 😉
Well... I played no part in that bullying.
strayans get what they deserve
Australia is basically a nanny state, they don't mind the slow walk to authoritarian government if it means safety
I told my aunt that Queensland becoming a nanny state, she got quite defensive. this was for hearing that your not aloud to honk your cars horn to say good buy type thing.
Law in Victoria recently forcing practicing electronic and electrical engineers to register to be able to practice. Just because some doggy civil engineers have been shit.
I don't have a radio nor a tv so i'm quite out of the loop.
I stopped bothering to be honest. I just don't see a point. They (majority of the population - who are forced to vote) don't really care if aus becomes a complete nanny state.
Keep the links, talk and posting to the politics of the channel please. Do not post off topic, that is what we have the Xenoi channels for. Thank you!
A fair few people I know are quite annoyed by the nannyifacation of the state, however there isn't really much they can do about it as long as the political parties are in consensus about it.
Oh it is fucking frustrating. But they don't mind less freedom, they don't mind centralized government control, nor if the states cracks down on things that aren't considered "un-polite".
They are doing the good thing and that's really as far as the discussions tend to go in my view.
They're babies in adult bodies
There isn't this entrepreneurship perspective that is seen in the US, most people want government intervention to sort out problems.
I think it's less that the don't mind less freedom, and more that there are other issues that are more important to them. Which if you believe those values are more important can be quite annoying.
Not a bad way to summarize it. I don't like the framework, but that's more akin to their thoughts
It's totallay fine to have less freedom as long as it doesn't offend my sensitivities mkay
my house mate, she was utterly confused about the idea of a small government. "Having more members get to conclusion faster" was her response.
modern politics is very bad at prioritising more than one thing at a time
@DEPChimp yea, some people are idiots, never going to get away from that.
@DEPChimp Just explain it to her like this: "If the nanny state decides it's more efficient to take your kids away from you, would you be in favor of that?" And if she answers "no" then just ask her why she thinks efficiency is a good reason to take any of people's freedoms away.
She'd have to bend over backwards twice to splain that
o boy, she thinks its a good idea that parents need a licence to have kids, coos what if the parents are pedos.
having more members doesn't even lead to faster conclusions, the immediacy of dictatorships is one of it's few advantages
the larger the government, usually, the less rapidly it's able to adapt to change
In some cases virtually or literally impossible
aye, like small companies can make run loops around large corporations. with there ability to be flexible in decisions and actions.
You just gave me an idea for why Google is so authoritarian
@leavethisbotnet Today at 10:38 AM
"What really highlighted this for me was the Catalonia situation. If they had a militia, they'd be independent by now."
What of Catalonia secession warrants force? What're their respective interests in pursuing such?
@Jeremy I am not familiar with the Catalonia situation, could you please explain what's going on?
Was it the break off from Spain?
Catalonia is richer
which was one reason
You also had some foreign interventionism going on.
I searched it and this came up:
people also ask:
Q: Is Catalonia a country
The point was, whether or not they can be independent, depends on whether or not they have the means to enforce that independence.
Whether it is within their best interests is another question, however.
well, that's really up to them to decide
If you're interested in Catalonia in particular then go ahead, otherwise this belongs in eu_politics
since the discussion is about relation between EU and member states
The place the houthis striked is so far from Yemen though
what the fuck is houthis
are they a division of Yemen's military or are they are terror group funded by a government like Qatar
They’re an ethnic group that was part of the coalition that overthrew Yemen’s last American backed strongman. Now they’re being opposed in Yemen by Saudi backed forces and some of the other gulf states.
right also why do the Saudi's think overthrowing the government in Yemen is even a slightly good idea, did no one learn anything from iraq
Because Iran is funding their puppets there
I don't see where did politics went to?
or the pin
It used to be in the xenoi section, now i come cack ocan't see it anymore?
ill you guys put politics back in the xenoi and where did the debates go?
Yemen was in a state of disarray for a long time. It's just that under Obama, Iran got cocky and started pushing harder in Yemen.
@Anubis I mean if I want to have a *theoretical* kind of discussion like anarchism vs fascism is there any place I can have it here?
But then Donald got into office and is best buddy with Saudis and they started pushing back.
Will this be the correct channel or should I just go to the long walls for everything?
Here, <#613769462633463808>, <#613767975614283832>
doesnt really matter
this is the "other" pol channel so its fine to do here
Oh yeah i think my article i posted was kinda lost in the convo
But saudi is reportedly cutting HALF their oil production
Big if true
It's just that now politics become so regionalized there is no place for those really interesting fundamental discussions on political theory we used to have here.
Should be a theory channel
What's the purpose of that?
This is the theory channel
Politics isn't just the regional differences between countries.
and the everything else channel
"all other politics"
This is why we have courses on political theory.
It adds whole new dimension to political discussions.
Who's getting Oil from saudis? US is net exporter, so China, Japan etc.?
If every other channel starts with a region/country then one would assume the “other” channel would be about the areas not covered.
If you think about it hard enough, your brain will set fire to your body. We dont want that
Europe gets a lot from Russia and Norway
I believe politics is a little bit like mathematics-there are two major branches of math-applied and *theoretical* mathematics, so here should be the same.
It's OK to have channels for every region of the world but sometimes theory is important, too.
Then stop sperging and use this channel. What's the problem here?
Like what if I wanted to post stuff about roasting SJWs? Which region should it fall under?
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