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Discussion and Debate - The Philosopher's Plaza / Re: In the News
« on: April 11, 2021, 02:26:14 PM »
Oh right! I'm not a huge royalist myself so it didn't make a lot of difference for me: I mean it's sad for his family of course, but he was 99. With COVID we've had many more tragic and avoidable deaths in the past year honestly.

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I like the use of the stocks :) They're one of those "underused in games" things I think, given they appear pretty often in medieval illustrations.

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So the Dutch election went very well for both the centre-left liberals (D66) and the centre-right liberals (VVD) who will basically mathematically have to form the backbone of the next government. Really rare example of a smaller leftier party being in a centre-right government and actually doing well out of it. Rutte has been badly damaged by some of the scandals whereas the D66 leader Sigrid Kaag did extremely well in the election - but Rutte will probably still remain as PM given his party still have 34 seats to the D66's 24. The VVD have come top in every Dutch general election since 2010, when they took over from the CDA as the main party of the right.

We've also had the Bulgarian election, which has resulted in deadlock: the socialists, who are the remnants of the Bulgarian communists, and GERB, the main centre-right party, have been the major forces in government. GERB is still the largest party, but after a load of protests a bunch of new anti-corruption parties, a lot of them with really weird policy mixes, are now in parliament, so there's like three blocks none of which will work with the others. The Socialists and MRF, the slightly liberal ethnic minorities party, have both said they'd back the biggest of the new opposition parties to form a government, but it's not clear that said new party will work with the Socialists especially to do that.

Oh and Israel is still in electoral deadlock, which barely counts as news any more.

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Discussion and Debate - The Philosopher's Plaza / Re: In the News
« on: April 11, 2021, 01:09:41 PM »
Which part of it? I don't think it's much worse than it's been for the past few years right now...

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Forum Games - The Beer Cellar! / Re: Word Association
« on: April 11, 2021, 12:57:00 PM »
Man

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Forum Games - The Beer Cellar! / Re: King of the Hill
« on: April 11, 2021, 12:56:52 PM »
Side note: why isn't there a major salt based supervillain? So many "are you just feeling salty about this, Count Saline?" terrible puns on offer.

I start a salt and vinegar crisp factory and turn all your salt into delicious crisp products, leaving you defenceless. I then use the assault cannon that you probably intended to order when you got a salt cannon, and conquer the hill with actual artillery.

My hill!

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Forum Games - The Beer Cellar! / Re: Word Association
« on: April 09, 2021, 10:02:39 AM »
sounding

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11 years is a fairly long time in any major executive role in any case, I suppose.

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General Chatter - The Boozer / Re: Funny Videos
« on: April 08, 2021, 11:57:03 AM »
Not sure why this is as funny as it is, but I found it very enjoyable indeed


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Forum Games - The Beer Cellar! / Re: Word Association
« on: April 08, 2021, 11:51:34 AM »
Writing

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Forum Games - The Beer Cellar! / Re: Word Association
« on: April 07, 2021, 10:55:51 AM »
artifice

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Forum Games - The Beer Cellar! / Re: Word Association
« on: April 06, 2021, 08:54:44 PM »
Oraphas

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Forum Games - The Beer Cellar! / Re: Word Association
« on: April 06, 2021, 05:16:04 PM »
Dunstan

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Forum Games - The Beer Cellar! / Re: Word Association
« on: April 06, 2021, 12:52:50 PM »
hammer

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Forum Games - The Beer Cellar! / Re: Word Association
« on: April 06, 2021, 07:57:51 AM »
mark

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