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Justin Kissel said:
I coulda swore we had a thread here on internet connections/speeds... but searches using both the [for me, now] broken forum search and a Google search didn't help me find it. Maybe it got hid when Shiny got banned--either moved to purgatory, or simply not findable through searches (I think I had a similar problem before when searching for a TomS thread... it simply wouldn't come up and I eventually had to use a more manual/hands-on searching method to find it).
I remember that thread.  Maybe it was disappeared a la North Korea.
 

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The elections are coming up. I hope I come across some campaigning Social Democrats; they always give out free roses. Roses make good boutonnières, or, failing that, charming presents.
Christian Democrats > Social Democrats
Then they should give away something better than flyers. Christian Democratic pizzas sound good.
 

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Cyrillic said:
Porter ODoran said:
Cyrillic said:
The elections are coming up. I hope I come across some campaigning Social Democrats; they always give out free roses. Roses make good boutonnières, or, failing that, charming presents.
Christian Democrats > Social Democrats
Then they should give away something better than flyers. Christian Democratic pizzas sound good.
Christian Democratic Pizza would be the only thing good in Dutch politics...  :-\ but not during lent! :eek:
 

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Joha said:
Cyrillic said:
Porter ODoran said:
Cyrillic said:
The elections are coming up. I hope I come across some campaigning Social Democrats; they always give out free roses. Roses make good boutonnières, or, failing that, charming presents.
Christian Democrats > Social Democrats
Then they should give away something better than flyers. Christian Democratic pizzas sound good.
Christian Democratic Pizza would be the only thing good in Dutch politics...  :-\ but not during lent! :eek:
As of late it's been entertaining to see politician after politician getting busted for corruption, embezzlement or running pot plantations. It's almost a polder version of Tangentopoli. Amusing for me, less so for the politicians.
 

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I love to learn about Dutch political history. Altho it sounds like your contemporary politics is just antics, as everywhere nowadays.
 

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Porter ODoran said:
I love to learn about Dutch political history. Altho it sounds like your contemporary politics is just antics, as everywhere nowadays.
It used to be even worse in the (late) Republic. It's just that we tend to be quicker to forgive the sins of the dead.
 

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Cyrillic said:
Joha said:
Cyrillic said:
Porter ODoran said:
Cyrillic said:
The elections are coming up. I hope I come across some campaigning Social Democrats; they always give out free roses. Roses make good boutonnières, or, failing that, charming presents.
Christian Democrats > Social Democrats
Then they should give away something better than flyers. Christian Democratic pizzas sound good.
Christian Democratic Pizza would be the only thing good in Dutch politics...  :-\ but not during lent! :eek:
As of late it's been entertaining to see politician after politician getting busted for corruption, embezzlement or running pot plantations. It's almost a polder version of Tangentopoli. Entertaining for me, less so for the politicians.
I never expected to say this... but maybe they are doing it better in Belgium once in a while...

What is the longest that they have been without...

They might be right...
 

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Cyrillic said:
Porter ODoran said:
I love to learn about Dutch political history. Altho it sounds like your contemporary politics is just antics, as everywhere nowadays.
It used to be even worse in the (late) Republic. It's just that we tend to be quicker to forgive the sins of the dead.
Overall, tho, very clever. But in the end maybe too clever.
 

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Joha said:
Cyrillic said:
Joha said:
Cyrillic said:
Porter ODoran said:
Cyrillic said:
The elections are coming up. I hope I come across some campaigning Social Democrats; they always give out free roses. Roses make good boutonnières, or, failing that, charming presents.
Christian Democrats > Social Democrats
Then they should give away something better than flyers. Christian Democratic pizzas sound good.
Christian Democratic Pizza would be the only thing good in Dutch politics...  :-\ but not during lent! :eek:
As of late it's been entertaining to see politician after politician getting busted for corruption, embezzlement or running pot plantations. It's almost a polder version of Tangentopoli. Entertaining for me, less so for the politicians.
I never expected to say this... but maybe they are doing it better in Belgium once in a while...

What is the longest that they have been without...

They might be right...
Belgium is where bad Dutchmen get to go when they die.
 

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Porter ODoran said:
Cyrillic said:
Porter ODoran said:
I love to learn about Dutch political history. Altho it sounds like your contemporary politics is just antics, as everywhere nowadays.
It used to be even worse in the (late) Republic. It's just that we tend to be quicker to forgive the sins of the dead.
Overall, tho, very clever. But in the end maybe too clever.
Nay, the system was bad. It's telling that nobody thought of restoring the old system after Napoleon was gone.
 

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Cyrillic said:
Joha said:
Cyrillic said:
Joha said:
Cyrillic said:
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Cyrillic said:
The elections are coming up. I hope I come across some campaigning Social Democrats; they always give out free roses. Roses make good boutonnières, or, failing that, charming presents.
Christian Democrats > Social Democrats
Then they should give away something better than flyers. Christian Democratic pizzas sound good.
Christian Democratic Pizza would be the only thing good in Dutch politics...  :-\ but not during lent! :eek:
As of late it's been entertaining to see politician after politician getting busted for corruption, embezzlement or running pot plantations. It's almost a polder version of Tangentopoli. Entertaining for me, less so for the politicians.
I never expected to say this... but maybe they are doing it better in Belgium once in a while...

What is the longest that they have been without...

They might be right...
Belgium is where bad Dutchmen get to go when they die.
That's why I flee the country  8)
 

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Cyrillic said:
Porter ODoran said:
Cyrillic said:
Porter ODoran said:
I love to learn about Dutch political history. Altho it sounds like your contemporary politics is just antics, as everywhere nowadays.
It used to be even worse in the (late) Republic. It's just that we tend to be quicker to forgive the sins of the dead.
Overall, tho, very clever. But in the end maybe too clever.
Nay, the system was bad. It's telling that nobody thought of restoring the old system after Napoleon was gone.
The fact we didn't have an "unfallen" cabinet this century as well...
 

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Cyrillic said:
Porter ODoran said:
Cyrillic said:
Porter ODoran said:
I love to learn about Dutch political history. Altho it sounds like your contemporary politics is just antics, as everywhere nowadays.
It used to be even worse in the (late) Republic. It's just that we tend to be quicker to forgive the sins of the dead.
Overall, tho, very clever. But in the end maybe too clever.
Nay, the system was bad. It's telling that nobody thought of restoring the old system after Napoleon was gone.
What about more recently. Pillarization was a clever idea. Most countries' politicians would not go to such trouble.
 

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Joha said:
Cyrillic said:
Porter ODoran said:
Cyrillic said:
Porter ODoran said:
I love to learn about Dutch political history. Altho it sounds like your contemporary politics is just antics, as everywhere nowadays.
It used to be even worse in the (late) Republic. It's just that we tend to be quicker to forgive the sins of the dead.
Overall, tho, very clever. But in the end maybe too clever.
Nay, the system was bad. It's telling that nobody thought of restoring the old system after Napoleon was gone.
The fact we didn't have an "unfallen" cabinet this century as well...
It's just a trick. Several months before the elections the parties in government usually pretend to be willing to walk away from the government over some principles they didn't care for the preceding four years. They do it because that way they won't have to bear as much responsibility for the policies of the cabinet.
 

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Porter ODoran said:
What about more recently. Pillarization was a clever idea.
Travelling for miles to visit the barber or the baker because those on the corner of the street are Catholic was a brilliant idea indeed.

In any other country pillarization would probably have led to sectarian conflicts. Iraq and Syria are perfect examples of pillarized societies today.
 

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Okay. Hmm. First religious freedom in nation-state Europe? You on board with that bit of history?
 

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Yet it wasn't too long before religious refugees were flocking there, yes?

Now I'm full of curiosity which country's political history you approve.
 

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Porter ODoran said:
Yet it wasn't too long before religious refugees were flocking there, yes?

Now I'm full of curiosity which country's political history you approve.
and people fleeing because there was too much tolerance... sometimes even the same people that were refugees, I've been told.
 

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Joha said:
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Yet it wasn't too long before religious refugees were flocking there, yes?

Now I'm full of curiosity which country's political history you approve.
and people fleeing because there was too much tolerance... sometimes even the same people that were refugees, I've been told.
LOL. A very clever reference.

Occasionally I walk past the houses where they used to live during some of my afternoon promenades. They're in horrible disrepair.

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Now I'm full of curiosity which country's political history you approve.
A lot.
 

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We should make a troparion to ialmisry and his insightful political posts.
Arguably the worst attempt at satire ever.
 

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1) Stand in the snow and cold for 25 minutes waiting for the bus
2) Seeing no sign of bus, and it being 15+ minutes past when it was scheduled to go by, go back inside
3) Just after getting inside the door of your apartment building, look out and see the bus go by
4) ???
5) Profit

I guess, seeing as how all the local schools closed, I should have known that the roads were bad and it'd be late, and just waited there however long it took. Bah, and double-bah at my own impatience!
 

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Spring is coming. All the cats are running around between the farms and the males are all fighting each other.
 

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I am now part of the smart watch type of people, by having a pebble.
 

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Finally moved our clocks ahead one hour. Starting to feel like spring -- well I guess it was anyway considering it was 65 degrees out yesterday when it's normally around 30 this time of year.
 
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