#3
I'm not watching that because fuck you but is that really surprising we're talking about Lenin/Mao inspired "socialism" here of course they're trying to make an echo chamber
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#7
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I'm not watching that because fuck you but is that really surprising we're talking about Lenin/Mao inspired "socialism" here of course they're trying to make an echo chamber

Calling the Chinese government system "socialism" is like calling the U.S. a democracy.
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#8
thus the speech marks
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#9
So what you're saying is someone watched the MeowMeow Beans episode of Community and decided to implement it with a minor twist to its functioning mechanic.
#10
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So what you're saying is someone watched the MeowMeow Beans episode of Community and decided to implement it with a minor twist to its functioning mechanic.

It's generally what China does. I mean one of their scientists visited our university in Twente and learned about logistic growth, and decided to pick a random carrying capacity for china and implement a one-child policy to reach it.
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#11
I like chicken balls
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#12
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they're turning china into a massive echo chamber. it'll be like tumblr but with real world consequences.


ftfy

someone post donald trump saying china a bunch of times.


Happy to oblige.

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#13
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Calling the Chinese government system "socialism" is like calling the U.S. a democracy.


maybe you don't think it's a good democracy, but the us clearly is one. meanwhile, there isn't a single socialist country on earth. so no, not at all.
#14
Bruh, I'd go for the high score. MLG citizen, nuff said.

Also, why the pitched voice? Why does that have to be a thing? It's grating...
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#15
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-34592186

"A person's appearance is very important," explains Baihe's vice-president, Zhuan Yirong. "But it's more important to be able make a living. Your partner's fortune guarantees a comfortable life."
More and more of Baihe's 90 million clients are displaying their credit scores in their dating profiles, doing away with the idea that a credit score is a private matter.

However, Sesame Credit will not divulge exactly how it calculates its credit scores, explaining that it is a "complex algorithm".
The company refused to give an interview to the BBC, citing concerns that the government would refuse to grant a permanent licence to issue credit scores if it engaged with the foreign media.

And the most egregious violation of personal freedoms
"Someone who plays video games for 10 hours a day, for example, would be considered an idle person, and someone who frequently buys diapers would be considered as probably a parent, who on balance is more likely to have a sense of responsibility," Li Yingyun, Sesame's technology director told Caixin, a Chinese magazine, in February.

screw you Li, I go outside when I need to.
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#16
All this talk about credit score, but where's the debit score to balance it out? *Ba-DUM TSSk*
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#17
So basically buy everything on credit that makes you seem like a good citizen, and then use cash to buy all your shit.
#18
Sounds cool we should do this.

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Calling the Chinese government system "socialism" is like calling the U.S. a democracy.

don't fall off all that edge bro
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#19
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thus the speech marks

scare quotes
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maybe you don't think it's a good democracy, but the us clearly is one. meanwhile, there isn't a single socialist country on earth. so no, not at all.


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don't fall off all that edge bro

#20
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scare quotes
Perhaps. Things are different over in Limeyland. False equivalence on my part.
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#22
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#24
didn't Marx criticize Feurbach on not being praxis, aka "talking the talk, but not walking the walk"... lol wp 'speech Marx' gg no re
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#25
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#27
extra credits

ugh

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#28
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maybe you don't think it's a good democracy, but the us clearly is one. meanwhile, there isn't a single socialist country on earth. so no, not at all.

Actually not really, although that goes for all western countries. What we concider 'democracy' is in my humble opinion much closer to an electoral aristocracy.

It is clear that our systems try to be 'government by the best', which is the essence of an aristocracy. The fact that power is gained through being elected rather than through heritage (although there are some clear examples where heritage still plays a big role), makes it slightly better than the feudal system, but it's debatable wether it actually makes it democratic in the original meaning of the word (government by the people). From the 'invention' of democracy (Athens, 500 BC) up untill 150-200 years ago, elections have actually been concidered to be undemocratic, whereas a system of random selection was concidered to be democratic.

Practically all true democracies used a combination of the two, to ensure that there was both efficiency (election brings competent people in places that require competence), and legitimacy (random selection keeps everyone involved in the decision making process). This is also the strenght of democracy; it always tries to find a balance between efficiency and legitimacy. There are clear signs that our 'democracies' are failing in this aspect; A lot of western countries currently suffer from both an efficiency problem and a legitimacy problem at the same time.
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#29
ancient athens had a clear ruling class who entirely controlled the government.
#30
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ancient athens had a clear ruling class who entirely controlled the government.

It is indeed true that only adult, non-slave, land-owning men where allowed to participate in the Athenian democracy, which was between 10-20% of the population. Most systems after that had similar statistics, including modern western 'democracy' untill the rise of universal voting rights (first only for men, later including women) in the 19th century. It all has to do with who you concider to be 'the people'.

The way in which 'the people' have a chance to participate however is primarily what separates an aristocracy from a democracy. In that, our system attempts 'government by the best', whereas democracy attempts 'government by the people'.
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#31
If you think about it... this is perfectly fitting for Chinese people, who are all obsessed with getting perfect grades

Hell, even I have a natural inclination to score as high as I can on my credit score

...modes and scales are still useless.


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#35
Saw that a couple days ago lol North Korea be like yeeess come to the dark side
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#36
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Fitting cuz it sounds Chinese.

It's what I'd imagine Donald Trump thinks the Chinese language sounds like