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Everything posted by Flying_Squirrel

  1. I agree. One of the things I "learned" (it's common sense really, so I didn't so much learn it. More reinforced) in management was that people are a lot more effective at doing something when they're enthusiastic about it. It goes without saying, but it's wouldn't just get you a better deal, but perhaps a better deal in a faster time as well. One of the reasons the Netherlands has a 4 day working week as standard is because the productivity drastically increased, meaning it was more efficient for give workers a longer weekend. One of the things I've repeatedly noticed watching interviews with Theresa in is not only her lack of enthusiasm but also the lack of progress and how vague her stance is on it all. The whole process seems like a slog and it shouldn't be. We've had well over a year to figure out where we stand and what our options are, but up until recently we haven't learned a whole lot about what we're actually going to do. That said, she's clearing up after Dave, who basically got things off to a very very bad start. So with that in mind, she's doing okay given the situation, but I still see a lot of room for improvement.
  2. Not entirely sure why you class Thatcher and Reagan as "strong libertarians" on the poll, especially when the site you linked points out that she's clearly heavily authoritarian: Regardless, here are my results:
  3. Okay, thank you for your input!
  4. Been on and off working on a si-fi (ish) adventure story. Not sure if it's worth continuing to pursue and I'd really appreciate some feedback on any aspects of the story you do and don't like. The intro goes on a bit, but I think it'll become necessary if I decide to progress the story line. I actually made a cover a couple years back for it too: Mystica.pdf
  5. Came across one of those political quiz things. My results are a bit more left wing than I would like, but I suspect my choices on health care and education may have influenced that: https://8values.github.io/
  6. Found another one of those personality things: http://hexaco.org/hexaco-online My result(s):
  7. Don't care if it's good, bad or damn right weird as fuck, I want to see what people here create in terms of art, whether it be physical, digital or traditional. I myself have dabbled in a few different types of art:
  8. Matt Daaamen
  9. Not entirely sure how I came across this, but it's quite amusing nonetheless. Basically, you're given a snippet of the story line (about Walter) from what the last person said, you then add onto it like this: Other examples of my fine continuations include (all signed with "Squirrel-37"): Would be interested to see what other people submit for their input (and also their usernames so I can lookout for them): https://worldslargestdiagram.com/
  10. Yes. Yes you are.
  11. Yeah, that annoyed me a bit too. Some of the story lines lack context. However, they're supposed the release the final diagram once they've broken the record, which will be quite interesting because I've lost count of how many entries I've made. I actually managed to come across another one of my story lines. I like twisting the story line though. I think the examples I made show that quite well!
  12. It can actually be quite fun if you get the right inspiration and previous paragraph to go with it.
  13. 52% Fairly Compatible
  14. Anybody with a even a smidge of understanding of the ecosystem can understand why fox hunting is not only a terrible idea morally, but is also terrible from a scientific perspective. Have you read up on the wolves of Yellowstone and how killing them fucked up to ecosystem to the point where the land itself was unstable? Ecosystems form over hundreds if not thousands of years. And then someone comes along with a weapon that fires projectiles at mach 1+ and kills animals on mass for fun, only to then claim it's "natural". If you think the chase is better than the catch, then sharpen your spear instead and go by foot. You know what else is also natural? Actually making an effort to protect your livestock instead. My uncle (also used to work on a farm) used to own chickens and he used this amazing thing called an electric fence, he never had a problem once it was operational, equally, if you wanted to be 100% natural, you could build something called a wall. But wait, it gets better. You justify yourself after being proven wrong with "it's just my thought process". Yes, and Hitler's thought process was to kill 6 million Jews... Your way of thinking is literally comparable to Hitler's. How does that make you feel? Probably just as annoyed as the imaginary foxes that your killing.
  15. Good call.
  16. The bit in red is freakishly accurate. But yeah, this is pretty damn accurate:
  17. Added it to the list
  18. Way ahead of you:
  19. Absolute masterpiece. Worthy of being placed next to the Mona Lisa.
  20. Started a mini series to try and help people along the way when it comes to voting and who to vote for in the UK general election. First video is on Voting and how its okay (but not brilliant) if you don't want to vote: Second Video is about political factions at the god awful manifestos out there: Third video is on adaptability and how it is just as important as the manifestos and personalities of the different parties:
  21. The whole IRA thing only bothers me on the soul basis people insist on digging up the dirt on something that happened over 20 years ago. He's already said that the bombings, etc were a tragedy. But perhaps, while not in favour of the strategies used by the IRA, perhaps he was in favour of what they stood for, which was independence from the UK, which is probably why he refuses to condemn the IRA. He also probably doesn't see the point in apologising for something which happened 20 years ago. It's like asking the Duke of Northumberland if he's proud of the fact his relatives murdered and raped their way into Scotland (now Northumberland). No doubt he's proud of the overall outcome given his position of power, but probably (I'd like to think) a bit embarrassed about how he got there in the first place. That's one of the reasons I can see Donald Trump as a half decent person despite his shady history, because I don't care about something that happened decades ago, it doesn't define them as a person in the present... Although, by a sharp contrast I still hate the Duke of Northumberland. As for whether Corbyn a pushover, from what I've seen I would beg to differ. I believe the whole carry on with Labour having to reelect him as party leader is testament to that and his refusal to back down from what he thought was the right thing to do, despite the media bias against him and the turmoil within the part at the time. He's definitely somewhat unconventional in comparison to your stereotypical politician, so it is difficult to pin down exactly what type of personality he has, especially when the media is either ridiculously biased towards him or ridiculously against him. If anything, all this election has really shown is that you can't trust the media to do their job. Instead your left piecing together a jigsaw puzzle with pieces from different puzzle sets. I am in a similar position to you in the sense I still don't know who to vote for because there's not really anybody representing the right libertarian spectrum, both of the political charts depicted in this thread picture the exact problem. However, part of me is curious as to how Socialism would work in a first world country. I did a bit of research and the only other country that came remotely close to it was the USSR and at the time it wasn't even a first world country. And while in theory it seems to fall flat on it's face, I can't help but wonder is something important in the theory was missed out. It's a reckless way of thinking, but curiosity often gets the better of me when it comes to things like this. There's also the flexibility issue I brought up in my latest video, a lot of changes will happen to the economy in years to come, and we're going to need someone who can adapt to that. I don't really see an Authoritarian based party like the Conservatives delivering that degree of flexibility.
  22. My only brother (and sibling) is 18, while I'm 20.
  23. Note entirely sure how to interpret some of this information.
  24. I saw it the other day when it came out. Really was a good movie. We agreed that it was definitely one of the better DC movies out there. It was a nice unique spin on your typical "journey of self discovery" type movie.