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    In your face talking about watered down new powers for Holyrood.
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  1. caik


    No problem, I'm a slow responder too. I was the same, in the past I've not even managed to drag myself from gaming to vote in elections. Then the big question of Scottish independence came along and I've been deeply involved since: canvassing, engaging online, street stalls and even joining a political party! I don't know how it evolved but I'm so happy that I've taken responsibility for the future. I'm on a high end PC, let down only by my fat fingers and futile friendliness. KoS is fun for a while or at the appropriate locations, but meeting strangers and forming a fleeting bond stays with you for life. I've just got the hang of the night time malarkey, torch between towns to avoid getting lost and creeping/listening in the towns to loot. Sssssh... If you're interested, I'm here to talk about politics and the constitution to help others come to realise that the answer to my original question "who do you think should be in charge of your country?" is YOU! Craig
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    Donald Trump

    Master manipulator indeed. No matter his failures he manages to control the situation through self delusion. I almost have a little sympathy for him as he is a product of our society, the unfettered capitalist run riot. The American Dream....not. Trump is an internationalist like me, he plays at being an ethnic nationalist to appease his target audience, the poor and under represented. Manipulation to appease his raison d'etre that is massaging his ego. Worrying that so many fall for this, which leads onto what can be done. I agree that lack of education is fundamental to this situation that going forward the American public will have to force their politicians to revise their attitudes towards education and its funding. Or risk a repeat of the problems he has caused. My route to civic nationalism has come about through witnessing injustice inflicted on my family, friends and neighbours. Witnessing poverty > educating myself about the core causes > acknowledging the ignorance of the political class > civic nationalism to create a system that doesn't exist.... Yet
  3. caik


    Thank you for getting back to me :) After 9 years you'll have been accepted as a full weegie. Unfortunately we are all driven by money, politicians are no different and IMO it would attract a higher calibre (massive assumption) of person to go into public life by increasing their salaries. I know it's not a popular thing to do, but the greater the competition for limited spaces increases the chance of more competent politicians. Maybe. The main financial problem that I see within the current system is that our MP's are able to pass legislation that they directly or indirectly benefit from. Theresa Mays husband coincidentally is a main beneficiary of the arms trade with the Saudis. This in turn has affected the UKs response to the Yemen crisis and the killing of the journalist in turkey. To think otherwise requires a greater leap of imagination over the fence of credibility. https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.rt.com/uk/424392-may-husbands-capital-group/amp/ I accept that we are all corruptable in a similar fashion, this is why I believe the system has to be designed in a manner that prevents us from manipulating power to our own ends. My plan is clear, my mind is focused and I direct a fair proportion of my energy in resolving these questions. I do this by watching, waiting, involving myself in the current processes of political life to find the opportunity to pounce to make the changes our country needs for the 21st century and beyond. Speaking of pouncing, how are you finding getting off the beach these DayZ with the current influx of survivors? Tbh, I've been struggling a bit with night time zeds.... Craig
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    Another piece of comedy gold from the guys at Dateline 2018. The U.K. Is having a vote on the current Brexit deal at Westminster on the 11th of December. This vote will affect all of us for generations to come. Any advice for our elected representatives?
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    Hello Boiiii, 9 years living in maryhill taught me a lot about life, more than my early years in the shires of southern Scotland, love Glasgow. Any thoughts on who should be in charge of your country? Regards, Craig
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    News from around the world, Scottish style.
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    Donald Trump

    Beautiful... Tremendous... Incredible.... Bombastic?
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    Ok ok ok... I get the message! Back to Norway, if we must.
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    Feels like a generation or two ago since I last posted in this thread. So much water has passed under the bridge of political life in the UK that I feel it is time to re-think the questions of those glorious couple of years out campaigning for Indy. Is there an appetite from my fellow independistas here to pursue further discussion on where we go from here? The details of Brexit should be clearer by the end of the month and I believe the questions of 2014 should be put to people of Scotland once more as we will soon know the trajectory of the U.K. and whether we wish to find another path. I am a European and I will do whatever it takes to retain a voice in the Direction of travel of the EU. This time round we will need a clear process for an independent Scotland to retain membership of the EU and its citizens will need to ensure their politicians are ready to offer this. I am asking the citizens of the EU, on this forum, to do just that. Any of you prepared to make representation to your elected officials on our behalf? I would if you were in my position. Regards, Craig
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    Primitive Firearms: The forgotten Survival Weapons.

    I like your thinking superunknown29. How about a museum in downtown Chernogorsk, with a rare loot chance of one of the above weird and wonderful weapon. In this museum there could be paintings and murals of the trauma of war. Maybe even a very rare chance of a two man Browning water cooled machine gun? Firing, dismantling and carrying could require a two man team. Would be excellent for base defence or roadblock as well as frustratingly temperamental. In this museum there could be different themes in each room, with the low chance of a super rare weapon from each. African theme, stuffed animals, throwing spear or a blowpipe and darts. WW1 theme, military manequins with the Browning (or Russian equivalent). Russian space theme, sputnik and whatever weapon they would have taken into space (maybe melee?) or a space suit. Religious theme, parchments, varying religious outfits, books and a giant golden mace. Torture dungeon theme, caged manequins, executioners hood, thumbscrews and a cat of nine tails. I better stop before I let my imagination get carried away (again).
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    Why can't I tear rags with an axe?

    Makes sense to me. Most axes/splitters will be blunt in the apocalypse and modern(ish) clothing will be reasonably strong. A t-shirt however should be tearable by hand. I know because I'm sitting at work trying to rip everything I'm wearing.. Depending on condition, blunted tools should require sharpening, which could even increase the chance of cutting ourselves when performing actions. Make sure you're wearing work gloves?
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    Donald Trump

    Hi Beefy, hope your well. Why do you feel the need to include religion in this sentence: "I do believe that mass Muslim immigration is harmful"? I agree that mass migration can be harmful. Though sometimes it is less harmful than blocking the migration of the masses. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rana-f-sweis/a-refugee-crisis-on-jorda_b_10201702.html Over one million refugees have fled to Jordan from Syria and nobody seems to mind which religion they belong to. Where mass migration occurs is irrelevant and can only be tackled by a united worldwide front. We (the UK) has just stopped our offer to re-home 3000 Syrian child refugees as we have reached full capacity at a measly 350 unaccompanied children! A bloody (literally) disgrace. We are no better than Trump when it comes to compassion, we are just better at keeping it hushed up. https://www.rt.com/uk/377544-child-refugees-commissioners-rudd/ I personally believe the rise of far right parties across the world have been put to the fore by successive governments failing to plan and prepare for imigration (mass or not). When services and infrastructure show signs of strain it is always the newest incomers that get the blame, no matter what their contribution. Last in, first out mentality. If we vote wiser and hold our governments to account then this rise in their popularity could not happen. Ultimately you and I are to blame for this. Though, we do have a little time in our favour to change our ways and defeat far right fascism without violence. If we leave it to long then the last resort of violence will be our only option. The time to act is now.
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    Conflict Resolution Server

    Apology accepted, but not required. Unfortunately party politics is where we are at. I am still prepared to push for change of our shared disfunctional system if at all possible. We wouldn't be talking if it wasn't for this game and we should recognise the value of that. Any means of open dialogue are beneficial and I was just wondering if their was demand for it in game. I frequent political forums, but I have never had a verbal conversation with strangers about our differences online. Plenty of real life door knocking though. I would like to be able to chat to as many people as possible to help me have a fuller understanding of others with a different opinion and be able to have fun together at the same time. No harm in trying. I haven't seen or been involved in a conversation with anyone or groups to resolve issues in game before. Once (3 years ago) a whole server hunted a rule breaking bandit called Setcat. It was awesome because he/she was a real threat to us all (arma experienced veteran). They left the server only to return a few months later explaining they felt bullied. If we had better opportunity to talk freely we could have settled our differences and Setcat could have remained as a valued player/bandit. I would like to help others avoid this scenario and improve the attitude of players towards even their most revered enemies in game and real life. Sounds like you know what your talking about concerning the sharing of data between hives. I can just about manage a keyboard and mouse!
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    End of the Map (Quarantine)

    Mirrored except for the player obviously. I would **** myself if I saw two of myself running towards myself and would definetly open fire. Fortunately I'm a ****shot...
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    Conflict Resolution Server

    Some people spend a lot of their time in fantasy spaces (here for example) and are more comfortable with the safety of the internet. Not everyone likes to go out campaigning and looking for info/opinions in reality. I like the idea that people can communicate directly, someones voice can display their true meaning (tone and emotion). With typing like here, I struggle to understand peoples true meaning and this causes difficulty in communicating effectively. I'm guessing your tone is derogatory towards holyrood and the SNP, feel free to open a thread in off topic. I think it would help both of us to have a free and open discussion in person (impractical, so much easier to meet at the great debating halls of chernarus). We could disagree as much as we like, but we would have to work together to defend the debate from infected and anti-debate bandits... You up for it? In our chosen private servers, we tend to be overly protective of that space. The idea of a safe* server where nobody has control would allow more trust between the meeting parties IMO. Less likely for back stabbing and dishonesty. Maybe even a better outcome for all. Please excuse my hypothecating and assumptions. Thanks, I was wondering how that could work, you reckon a private server could share data for the purpose of venturing to a meeting or debate? Then detach easily, allowing for the next data share and pre-arranged meet?