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« Reply #22800 on: July 25, 2018, 09:22:48 am »

It's not the worst idea I've ever heard.
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« Reply #22801 on: July 25, 2018, 09:23:45 am »

It's not the worst idea I've ever heard.

Guess I gotta try harder then.
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« Reply #22802 on: July 25, 2018, 09:29:42 am »

It's not the worst idea I've ever heard.

Guess I gotta try harder then.

How about Chucktinglearchy?

Rather than explain that, I'll leave the details up to each forumite, so we can have different flavors of Chucktinglearchy.
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« Reply #22803 on: July 25, 2018, 09:31:08 am »

It's not the worst idea I've ever heard.

Guess I gotta try harder then.

How about Chucktinglearchy?

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« Reply #22804 on: July 25, 2018, 09:33:14 am »

Ah, no, under that system the government rents out robots to do that. They methodically hip thrust you at the worst moments. For example, that horrible call with your boss? Hip thrust!
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« Reply #22805 on: July 25, 2018, 10:15:19 am »

I mean, purple literally blow themselves up for no better reason than to kill people for their ideology. You don't think similar extremists would just as readily take a presidential position with such stipulations.

A better way would just to have all assets seized after their term is up. Make it so they can't keep anything they might gain from it. Eliminates the problem I think.
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« Reply #22806 on: July 25, 2018, 10:46:44 am »

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« Reply #22807 on: July 25, 2018, 11:03:24 am »

I've been seeing it for the past few days and I feel like I still haven't really processed it yet.
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Still, Chief, you are correct. It is an excellent dog fighter. It managed to nail the one dog present in the audience.

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« Reply #22808 on: July 25, 2018, 11:21:13 am »

https://www.npr.org/2018/07/25/632191533/ga-lawmaker-resigns-after-dropping-pants-shouting-slurs-on-sacha-baron-cohen-sho

This is just too strange for me to even understand what happened.

"our Founding Fathers did not put an age limit on the Second Amendment."

I'm sorry America, but you need to go away.  Your laws are ridiculous, your cultural imperialism is ridiculous, your religious fanaticism is ridiculous, your leaders are... you get the point.

The Romans fell, the Ottomans fell, the Aztecs fell. I reckon we're well overdue a collapse of civilisation.
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« Reply #22809 on: July 25, 2018, 11:27:10 am »

I mean, purple literally blow themselves up for no better reason than to kill people for their ideology.

Ah yes, the infamous terrorist organization IS: The Indigo State

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« Reply #22810 on: July 25, 2018, 12:16:00 pm »

It's not the worst idea I've ever heard.

Guess I gotta try harder then.

What if we execute them, but his successor has a 2 million budget and is legally required to use all of it on props?
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« Reply #22811 on: July 25, 2018, 12:18:55 pm »

I mean, purple literally blow themselves up for no better reason than to kill people for their ideology.

Ah yes, the infamous terrorist organization IS: The Indigo State
Obama killed Roy G. Biv, the Indigo state is gone.
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« Reply #22812 on: July 25, 2018, 01:03:55 pm »

I mean, purple literally blow themselves up for no better reason than to kill people for their ideology. You don't think similar extremists would just as readily take a presidential position with such stipulations.

A better way would just to have all assets seized after their term is up. Make it so they can't keep anything they might gain from it. Eliminates the problem I think.
When you become president, all of your assets are seized and assessed. They're then distributed according to, uh, groundhog farts or whatever, who cares.

After your presidency, you get a random assortment of new assets worth what you gave up on entry, plus inflation. Well, to the best of current knowledge and with little to no ability to predict future performance, though if they're sufficiently randomized and distributed, you probably won't lose everything due to a faulty swing in the economy. Hell, you might be better off if you weren't sufficiently diversified beforehand.

That way, getting into the presidency isn't a sacrifice, but it also isn't ripe for exploitation like having government meetings and foreign dignitaries at your own hotels, paying you. For example. Off the top of my head. Completely out of nowhere.

And any 'exploitation' you do to make sure you're better off afterward would necessarily be to better the whole economy, not just your little corner of it, because you have no idea what you're going to get. Similarly, the bribery and 'bribery' from industry would cancel itself out, because all assets are taken and randomized from the president so whatever million dollar babyfund you give their campaign or them will be obliterated.

The only problem is nepotistic exploitation, giving your brother-in-law's company a cozy make-work job or something. Dunno how you'd fix that unless you also randomize the assets of anyone related to the president.

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« Reply #22813 on: July 25, 2018, 01:05:20 pm »

https://www.npr.org/2018/07/25/632191533/ga-lawmaker-resigns-after-dropping-pants-shouting-slurs-on-sacha-baron-cohen-sho

This is just too strange for me to even understand what happened.

Da fuq?

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"Sacha Baron Cohen and his associates took advantage of my paralyzing fear that my family would be attacked," Spencer said, adding that the techniques he demonstrated were meant to deter "what I believed was an inevitable attack."

What? Is the guy a moron or something ... He was duped to believe there would be a terrorist attack if he didn't drop his pants, and moon the camera while shouting the N-word, as far as I can tell. At least, that's the excuse he's going with.

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He told the Journal-Constitution that he was denied final approval before the episode aired. "This media company's deceptive and fraudulent behavior is exactly why President Donald Trump was elected," he told the newspaper.

That's just too bad. If you're gullible enough to fall for such a blatant prank, then you deserve to lose your seat so that one of the vast number of people with more common sense in your state can have a shot at running things. People with enough sense not to drop their pants and shout profanities, just because someone suggests they should.

Man, but I really like this bit:

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In it, Lott says, "Something we should think about in America" is putting guns in the hands of "law-abiding citizens, good guys, whether they be teachers, or whether they actually be talented children or highly trained preschoolers."

This Republican got "duped" into saying we should "highly train" preschoolers to shoot guns at attackers. There's only so much "duping" needed. Sure, Sasha Baron Cohen might have planted the idea, but you still gotta go along with it to repeat the idea like that. These are supposed to be responsible community leaders after all, not some joe average on Candid Camera. If state leaders are endorsing crazy stuff like armed toddlers, then that's no fault of Cohen for "setting them up". He's doing the country a favor by exposing morons like this.
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« Reply #22814 on: July 25, 2018, 01:12:07 pm »

Nice to see Sacha Baron Cohen doing stuff again.

"Kinderguardians" sounds like a great concept for an 80's-90's Saturday morning kids cartoon. They're clumsy, incoherent, immature children, but when the city needs saving they transform into Liefeldian, hyper-muscular supermen!
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