1. The Cabal has arrived.

    Monday, 04-Apr-11 23:23:56 UTC from web
    1. @conventrix Their obviously communists.. who the hell promises friendship as a motto for teaching lessons? and another thing. Celestia is twilights mentor..YET SHE DOES NOT TEACH TWI A F*SQUEE* THING!! she makes her learn on her own. I mean what the hell? But i digress, monarchy = A*squee*holes.

      Friday, 30-Mar-12 20:47:33 UTC from web
    2. @conventrix Holy. How close was that to the 1000 character cap?

      Friday, 30-Mar-12 20:53:32 UTC from web
      1. @minti I made a post yesterday that was exactly 1000 characters. It was the one where I pasted the excerpt about su from the GNU coreutils infodoc.

        Friday, 30-Mar-12 20:55:31 UTC from web
        1. @toksyuryel Rare moment there. xD Never seen anyone actually reach the cap without trying.

          Friday, 30-Mar-12 20:56:08 UTC from web
          1. @minti It had originally gone over, so I had to edit it down to 1000.

            Friday, 30-Mar-12 20:57:13 UTC from web
    3. @conventrix A++++ (wild) speculation, would read again.

      Friday, 30-Mar-12 20:54:53 UTC from web
    4. @conventrix Now add a s*squee* load of detail and stupid plot devices and you have yourself a s*squee* fanfic. Good job!

      Friday, 30-Mar-12 20:55:17 UTC from web
    5. @conventrix Just food for thought you baystard!

      Friday, 30-Mar-12 20:58:09 UTC from web
    6. @conventrix Makes sense. It certainly seems to me that Equestria's political system works that way, and works well (within the bounds of how physics/such work in its universe, anyway).

      Friday, 30-Mar-12 20:59:01 UTC from web
    7. @conventrix Oh, definitely. It's a shame that most folks don't want to even consider communism as a viable political option because their views of it are permanently coloured by the problems that past communist regimes have had due to bad leaders.

      Friday, 30-Mar-12 21:08:26 UTC from web
      1. @spectrumscramble Frankly I don't even consider those regimes to actually have been communist at all. While it's true that they were brought to power by communist revolutions, the governing policy they put in place was distinctly NOT communist. It's similar to what happened in the book 1984- a popular revolution being hijacked by tyrants.

        Friday, 30-Mar-12 21:11:00 UTC from web
    8. @conventrix On a related note, are most Americans really as "SOCIALISM IS THE DEVIL" as they seem from an outsider's point of view? Sometimes it seems like political decisions over there are half-assed purely because the government doesn't want to appear socialist.

      Friday, 30-Mar-12 21:10:38 UTC from web
      1. @spectrumscramble It's mostly just conservative republicans who hold such a notion, who happen to be very loud and have a lot of money to buy their way into power. Normal people are generally willing to entertain the notion in one form or another. And even then, a lot of active policy is derived from socialism simply by not calling it that.

        Friday, 30-Mar-12 21:20:32 UTC from web
        1. @toksyuryel Yeah, that's the thing that bothers me the most, is that people are vocally anti-"socialism", but don't complain about things which actually are socialism, because they're not actually opposed to the ideas, they've just got it into their head that "socialism == bad".

          Friday, 30-Mar-12 21:29:59 UTC from web
          1. @spectrumscramble It bothers a lot of people, but there's nothing we can do as long as money = power. Remove money from the equation and perhaps something can then be done.

            Friday, 30-Mar-12 21:32:12 UTC from web