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DeSade
12-04-2011, 02:01 PM
Gone
Tunisia - Ben Ali
Egypt - Hosni Mubarak
Ivory Coast - Laurent Gbagdo

Going
Yemen - Ali Abdullah Saleh
Lybia - Muammar Gaddafi

All in the space of a few months, what does this mean, what does this tell us.

My worry is China, what if the people of China realize there is a better way, what happens to the world if the second largest economy is swallowed in civil war?

Gobe1
12-04-2011, 02:15 PM
So much for the religious nutters saying three kings will fall before Armageddon.

The Chinese enjoy being repressed i wouldnt worry about them

Cato
12-04-2011, 02:16 PM
Never gonna happen in China.

Cato
12-04-2011, 02:19 PM
So much for the religious nutters saying three kings will fall before Armageddon.

Could be applied to anyone, anytime anywhere.

It would apply well to Franz Ferdinand, Nicholas II & Wilhelm II, IMHO. :)

DeSade
12-04-2011, 02:22 PM
These were mostly stable regimes, in place for 30 - 40 years. China is not immune.

Gobe1
12-04-2011, 02:27 PM
I think it would happen here before China

Cato
12-04-2011, 02:29 PM
The Chinese enjoy being repressed i wouldnt worry about them

Life in china is much better than those desert **** holes. Education is great, health care is only getting better.

I dare say they have a pretty good legal system in rural areas.

Also, if you look at the demographics, particularly the age-spread, employment, education, health care, life expectancy and birth rate; they are very similar to us rather than the Arabs.

They're going to implode in about 25 years from too many old folk.

R2x1
12-04-2011, 02:36 PM
Life in China is improving rapidly for the nation and individuals. It is more likely they will "retrain" some conspicuously greedy business people than the government team. They have a bit of practice in that field.

DeSade
12-04-2011, 02:40 PM
What about the wider picture, 5 Dictators fallen or falling in a few months that have been in power for decades.
Why so many, why now, whats changed?

Gobe1
12-04-2011, 02:42 PM
I think it was more of a domino effect, they did it why cant we sort of thing
Very unusual tho as you said

Metla
12-04-2011, 02:42 PM
My worry is China, what if the people of China realize there is a better way, what happens to the world if the second largest economy is swallowed in civil war?

We all get rich making then weapons.

I'm going to open a stick factory immediately.

johcar
12-04-2011, 02:54 PM
We all get rich making then weapons.

I'm going to open a stick factory immediately.

For stick movies?

Marnie
12-04-2011, 03:15 PM
I think it was more of a domino effect, they did it why cant we sort of thing
Very unusual tho as you said


I have to agree. Never before in our history has the global community had such access to communication technology at the speedy rate it is now. You only have to see the effect of a facebook/twitter/you tube posting to see what can happen when someone mis/uses it.

Most people, educated or not, dislike being oppressed.

DeSade
12-04-2011, 03:20 PM
Yes that does explain the second and third etc at least part of the way. And social networking does explain why it was successful.

But what started this in Tunisia to begin with, is there a group or interests working behind the scenes in these countries?

Bozo
12-04-2011, 03:21 PM
For stick movies?

"I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.”

—Albert Einstein

Perhaps?

pctek
12-04-2011, 03:22 PM
So much for the religious nutters saying three kings will fall before Armageddon.



"And there are seven kings: five are fallen, and one is, and the other is not yet come; and when he cometh, he must continue a short space."

nothing about 3.

pctek
12-04-2011, 03:22 PM
what if the people of China realize there is a better way, what happens to the world if the second largest economy is swallowed in civil war?
We go back to making everything ourselves?

bk T
12-04-2011, 05:33 PM
Gone
Tunisia - Ben Ali
Egypt - Hosni Mubarak
Ivory Coast - Laurent Gbagdo

Going
Yemen - Ali Abdullah Saleh
Lybia - Muammar Gaddafi

All in the space of a few months, what does this mean, what does this tell us.



They were all American puppets at one time!

prefect
12-04-2011, 06:33 PM
I dont the think commie chinese will do the revolution thing while they are making****loads of money.
The moment the economy takes the nose dive the commie leaders will be in trouble.
Mainland communist chinese have never had democracy in their whole history. I am not sure they could handle it. They seem to like authority my opinion formed by the views of my chinese wife and from living in her dictatorial homeland Singers.

Cicero
12-04-2011, 08:40 PM
I dont the think commie chinese will do the revolution thing while they are making****loads of money.
The moment the economy takes the nose dive the commie leaders will be in trouble.
Mainland communist chinese have never had democracy in their whole history. I am not sure they could handle it. They seem to like authority my opinion formed by the views of my chinese wife and from living in her dictatorial homeland Singers.

So what is it like being a dictator?

Winston001
12-04-2011, 09:14 PM
They were all American puppets at one time!

?? Don't think so. Egypt is the only country politically close to the USA and that has saved a lot of bloodshed in the region.


Gone
Tunisia - Ben Ali
Egypt - Hosni Mubarak
Ivory Coast - Laurent Gbagdo

Going
Yemen - Ali Abdullah Saleh
Lybia - Muammar Gaddafi

All in the space of a few months, what does this mean, what does this tell us.

My worry is China, what if the people of China realize there is a better way, what happens to the world if the second largest economy is swallowed in civil war?

I have no idea and so far as I can tell, most Middle East experts are stunned as well. Its worth remembering that nobody predicted the Fall of the Berlin Wall and the collapse of the Iron Curtain which immediately followed. This looks very similar.

The problem is the Mid East nations are largely dictatorships with no active opposition. Accordingly organising a rebellion as we see in Libya is fraught with problems because the rebels have no common group. In fact Gaddafi may survive as President.

Lets assume the rebellions succeed. What's the template? Iraq. Saddam bastard that he was, kept a lid on unrest. When he was gone this normally secular nation erupted into violence which the West simply did not understand.

R2x1
12-04-2011, 09:17 PM
Yes that does explain the second and third etc at least part of the way. And social networking does explain why it was successful.

But what started this in Tunisia to begin with, is there a group or interests working behind the scenes in these countries?
Lucas pacifiers. ;)

bk T
12-04-2011, 09:36 PM
I dont the think commie chinese will do the revolution thing while they are making****loads of money.
The moment the economy takes the nose dive the commie leaders will be in trouble.
Mainland communist chinese have never had democracy in their whole history. I am not sure they could handle it. They seem to like authority my opinion formed by the views of my chinese wife and from living in her dictatorial homeland Singers.

prefect, I've pointed out many times in this forum that the so-called 'communism' in China is not the kind of communism you perceived. What you read/see are mostly reports from the West media with tinted glasses on. I would really suggest you to go to China (if you have the opportunity) and see with your own eyes and hear with your own ears what China is TODAY. I assume you don't read Chinese (pardon me if I'm wrong) and as such you have no access to reports from the other side (to compare).

Chinese culture is very different from the West. The western model of democracy just won't work in China. They have their own model of democracy system which the west may not accept it, but that's not important. The most important thing is, as long as the majority of Chinese in China are happy with what they are, why should the west be concerned? That's their model of democracy - THE MAJORITY ARE HAPPY with their leaders. What is the definition of a good leader? My definition is: someone who can lead the nation to prosperity, provided jobs, good education, health-care, shelter, good transport system, etc., for its people. Who cares whether this person a communist or not? The bottom line here is: China is heading the right direction for its 1.3 b citizens! If the Chinese people think that their system is working for them, who are we to comment whether China should follow the Western model of Democracy or not?

Similarly, if the leaders of Singapore can provide jobs, education, housing, good transport system. etc.for its citizens, and its people(majority) are happy with their system and their leaders, leave them alone. That's their model democracy! The Western model of democracy just won't work in Singapore and China! Good leaders should be able to work out a good system for their people to fulfill their needs and lead their nation to prosperity not to follow blindly what the West wants. Do the West really care about the people in China/Singapore, or any other parts of the world? Do they really care about the welfare of the Iraqis people? The answer is a BIG NO! Only their own people know what kind of leader and system they need. This world will be more peaceful if the US led nations just mind their own business!

Your Chinese wife surely doesn't represent the majority of Singaporeans and Chinese in China! She only represents herself.

ubergeek85
12-04-2011, 11:48 PM
I find the uprisings in the middle east rather interesting, I'm no expert by any stretch of imagination, but it seems that a lot of people were simply fed up, sick of their government working for itself rather than the people. All it took was a few people with some balls to say "OK, we're protesting, so what if we get arrested?". That was the seed.

When word spread of a public protest, a lot of people thought "I'm fed up, I'm going down to protest with them". And it just snowballed from there.

Then it snowballed across various nations.

I can't help but think of North Korea. I wonder what will eventually happen there, Kim seems to have the people eating out of the palm of his hand, praising him as though he was a god (just look at what happened when his father eventually died). Even if the people got wise to him, it would take one crazy nation to support the opposition, what with all the nukes and whatnot Kim is trying to get his grubby little mitts on...

prefect
13-04-2011, 07:51 AM
prefect, I've pointed out many times in this forum that the so-called 'communism' in China is not the kind of communism you perceived. What you read/see are mostly reports from the West media with tinted glasses on. I would really suggest you to go to China (if you have the opportunity) and see with your own eyes and hear with your own ears what China is TODAY. I assume you don't read Chinese (pardon me if I'm wrong) and as such you have no access to reports from the other side (to compare).

Chinese culture is very different from the West. The western model of democracy just won't work in China. They have their own model of democracy system which the west may not accept it, but that's not important. The most important thing is, as long as the majority of Chinese in China are happy with what they are, why should the west be concerned? That's their model of democracy - THE MAJORITY ARE HAPPY with their leaders. What is the definition of a good leader? My definition is: someone who can lead the nation to prosperity, provided jobs, good education, health-care, shelter, good transport system, etc., for its people. Who cares whether this person a communist or not? The bottom line here is: China is heading the right direction for its 1.3 b citizens! If the Chinese people think that their system is working for them, who are we to comment whether China should follow the Western model of Democracy or not?

Similarly, if the leaders of Singapore can provide jobs, education, housing, good transport system. etc.for its citizens, and its people(majority) are happy with their system and their leaders, leave them alone. That's their model democracy! The Western model of democracy just won't work in Singapore and China! Good leaders should be able to work out a good system for their people to fulfill their needs and lead their nation to prosperity not to follow blindly what the West wants. Do the West really care about the people in China/Singapore, or any other parts of the world? Do they really care about the welfare of the Iraqis people? The answer is a BIG NO! Only their own people know what kind of leader and system they need. This world will be more peaceful if the US led nations just mind their own business!

Your Chinese wife surely doesn't represent the majority of Singaporeans and Chinese in China! She only represents herself.

Communist China is communist

Gobe1
13-04-2011, 07:55 AM
So what is it like being a dictator?

Friken awesome

gary67
13-04-2011, 08:06 AM
Most of the worlds Dictators were were trained at Sandhurst the British Army Officer school, we sure know how to train them to be thorough

bk T
13-04-2011, 09:46 AM
Communist China is communist

Well, that's your perception. Good on you.

prefect
13-04-2011, 09:58 AM
Here is a list of communist countries off the top of my head which are communist.
Communist china (As opposed to Taiwan)
North Korea
Laos
Cuba
North Vietnam (I dont recognize the reunification)

bk T
13-04-2011, 10:41 AM
...
North Vietnam (I dont recognize the reunification)

Are you living in this world called 'EARTH'?

gary67
13-04-2011, 10:47 AM
Are you living in this world called 'EARTH'?

Don't be silly of course not he lives in Auckland :devil

WalOne
13-04-2011, 10:55 AM
Don't be silly of course not he lives in Auckland :devil

West Auckland please. :rolleyes:

pctek
13-04-2011, 11:45 AM
So what is it like being a dictator?

How to be a Successful Evil Overlord
by Peter Anspach

My Legions of Terror will have helmets with clear Plexiglas visors, not face concealing ones.
My ventilation ducts will be too small to crawl through.
My noble half-brother whose throne I usurped will be killed, not kept anonymously imprisoned in a forgotten cell in my dungeon.
Shooting is not too good for my enemies.
The artifact which is the source of my power will not be kept on the Mountain of Despair beyond the River of Fire guarded by the Dragon of Eternity. It will be in my safe-deposit box. The same applies to the object which is my one weakness.
I will not gloat over my enemies predicament before killing them.
When I've captured my adversary and he says, "Look, before you kill me, will you at least tell me what this is all about?" I'll say, "No." and shoot him. No, on second thought, I'll shoot him and then say "No."
After I kidnap the beautiful princess, we will be married immediately in a quiet civil ceremony, not a lavish spectacle in three weeks' time during which the final phase of my plan will be carried out.
I will not include a self-destruct mechanism unless absolutely necessary. If it is necessary, it will not be a large red button labelled, "Danger: Do Not Push". The big red button marked "Do Not Push" will instead trigger a spray of bullets on anyone stupid enough to disregard it. Similarly, the ON/OFF switch will clearly not be labelled as such.
I will not interrogate my enemies in the inner sanctum - a small hotel room well outside my border will work just as well.
I will be secure in my superiority. Therefore, I will feel no need to prove it by leaving clues in the form of riddles or leaving my weaker enemies alive to show they pose no threat.
One of my advisors will be an average five-year-old child. Any flaws in my plan that he is able to spot will be corrected before implementation.
All slain enemies will be cremated, or at least several round of ammunition emptied into them, not left for dead at the bottom of the cliff. The announcement of their deaths, as well as any accompanying celebration, will be deferred until after the aforementioned disposal.
The hero is not entitled to a last kiss, a last cigarette, or any other form of last request.
I will never employ any device with a digital count-down. If I find that such a device is absolutely unavoidable. I will set it to activate when the counter reaches 117 and the hero is just putting his plan into operation.
I will never utter the sentence "But before I kill you, there's just one thing I want to know."
When I employ people as advisors, I will occasionally listen to their advice.
I will not have a son. Although his laughably under-planned attempt to usurp power would easily fail, it would prove a fatal distraction at a crucial point in time.
I will not have a daughter. She would be as beautiful as she was evil, but one look at the hero's rugged countenance and she'd betray her own father.
Despite its proven stress-relieving effect, I will not indulge in maniacal laughter. When so occupied, it's too easy to miss unexpected developments that a more attentive individual could adjust to accordingly.
I will hire a fashion designer to create original uniforms for my Legion of Terror, as opposed to some cheap knock-offs that make them look like Nazi stormtroopers, Roman foot soldiers, or savage Mongol hordes. All were eventually defeated and I want my troops to have a more positive mind-set.
No matter how tempted I am with the prospect of unlimited power, I will not consume any energy field bigger than my head.
I will keep a special cache of low-tech weapons and train my troops in their use. That way -- even if the heroes manage to neutralize my power generator and/or render the standard-issue energy weapons useless -- my troops will not be overrun by a handful of savages armed with spears and rocks.
I will maintain a realistic assessment of my strength and weaknesses. Even though this takes some fun out of the job, at least I will never utter the line "No, this cannot be! I AM INVINCIBLE!!!" (After that, death is usually instantaneous.)
No matter how well it would perform, I will never construct any sort of machinery which is completely indestructible except for one small and virtually inaccessible spot.
No matter how attractive certain members of the rebellion are, there is probably someone just as attractive which is not desperate to kill me. Therefore, I will think twice before ordering a prisoner sent to my bed chamber.
I will never build only one of anything important. All important systems will have redundant control panels and power supplies. For the same reason I will always carry at least two fully loaded weapons at all times.
My pet monster will be kept in a secure cage from which it cannot escape and into which I could not accidentally stumble.
I will dress in bright and cheery colors, and so throw my enemies into confusion.
All bumbling conjurers, clumsy squires, no-talent bards, and cowardly thieves in the land will be preemptively put to death. My foes will surely give up and abandon their quest if they have no source of comic relief.
All naive, busty tavern wenches in my realm will be replaced with surly, world-weary waitresses who will provide no unexpected reinforcements and/or romantic sub-plot for the hero or his side-kick.
I will not fly into a rage and kill a messenger who brings me bad news just to illustrate how evil I really am. Good messengers are hard to come by.
I won't require high-ranking female members of my organization to wear a stainless-steel bustier. Morale is better with a more casual dress-code. Similarly, outfits made entirely from black leather will be reserved for formal occasions.
I will not turn into a snake. It never helps.
I will not grow a goatee. In the old days they made you look diabolic. Now they just make you look like a disaffected member of Generation X.
I will not imprison members of the same party in the same cell block, let alone the same cell. If they are important prisoners, I will keep the only key to the cell door on my person instead of handing copies to every bottom-rung guard in the prison.
If my trusted lieutenant tell me my Legion of Terror is losing a battle, I will believe him.. After all, he's my trusted lieutenant.
If an enemy I have just killed has a younger sibling or offspring anywhere, I will find them and have them killed immediately, instead of waiting for them to grow up harboring feelings of vengeance towards me in my old age.
If I absolutely must ride into battle, I will certainly not ride at the forefront of my Legions of Terror, nor will I seek out my opposite number among his army.
I will be neither chivalrous nor sporting. If I have an unstoppable super-weapon, I will use it early and as often as possible instead of keeping it in reserve.
Once my power is secure, I will destroy all of those pesky time travel devices.
When I capture the hero, I will make sure I also get his dog, monkey, ferret, or whatever sickeningly cute little animal capable of untying ropes and filching keys that happens to follow him around.
I will maintain a healthy amount of skepticism when I capture the beautiful rebel and she claims she is attracted to my power and good looks and will gladly betray her companions if I just let her in on my plans.
I will only employ bounty hunters who work for money. Those who work for the pleasure of the hunt tend to do dumb things like even the odds to give the other guy a sporting chance.
I will make sure I have a clear understanding of who is responsible for what in my organization. For example, if my general screws up I will not draw my weapon, point it at him and say "And here is the price for failure." then suddenly turn and kill some random underling.
If an advisor says to me "My liege, he is but one man. What can one man possibly do?", I will reply "This." and kill the advisor.
If I learn that a callow youth has begun a quest to destroy me, I will slay him while he is still a callow youth instead of waiting for him to mature.
I will treat any beast which I control through magic or technology with respect and kindness. Thus if the control is ever broken, it will not immediately come after me for revenge.
If I learn the whereabouts of the one artifact which can destroy me, I will not send all of my troops out to seize it. Instead I will send them out to seize something else and quietly put a Want-Ad in the local paper.
My main computers will have their own special operating system that will be completely incompatible with standard IBM and Macintosh powerbooks.
If one of my dungeon guards begins expressing concern over the conditions of the beautiful princess' cell, I will immediately transfer him to a less people oriented position.
I will hire a team of board-certified architects and surveyors to examine my castle and inform me of any secret passages and abandoned tunnels that I might not know about.
If the beautiful princess that I capture says "I'll never marry you! Never, do you hear me, NEVER!!!", I will say "Oh well" and kill her.
I will not strike a bargain with a demonic being then attempt to double-cross it simply because I feel like being contrary.
The deformed mutants and odd-ball psychotics will have their place in my Legion of Terror. However before I send them out on important covert missions that require tact and subtlety, I will first see if there is anyone else equally qualified who would attract less attention.
My Legion of Terror will be trained in basic marksmanship. Any who cannot learn to hit a man-sized target at 10 meters will be used for target practice.
Before employing any captured artifacts or machinery, I will carefully read the owners manual.
If it becomes necessary to escape, I will never stop to pose dramatically and toss off a one-liner.
I will never build a sentient computer smarter than I am.
My five-year-old child advisor will also be asked to decipher any code I am thinking of using. If he breaks the code in under 30 seconds, it will not be used. Note: This also applies to passwords.
If my advisors ask "Why are you risking everything on such a mad scheme?" I will not proceed until I have a response that satisfies them.
I will design fortress hallways with no alcoves or protruding structural supports which intruders could use for cover in a firefight.
Bulk trash will be disposed of in incinerators, not compactors. And they will be kept hot, with none of this nonsense about flames going through accessible tunnels at predictable intervals.
I will see a compentant psychiatrist and get cured of all extremely unusual phobias and bizarre compulsive habits which could prove to be disadvantageous.
If I must have a computer system with publicly available terminals, the maps they display will have a room clearly marked as the Main Control Room. That room will be the Execution Chamber. The actual main control room will be marked as Sewage Overflow Containment.
My security keypad will actually be a fingerprint scanner. Anyone who watches someone press a sequence of buttons or dusts the pad for fingerprints and then subsequently tries to enter by repeating that sequence will trigger the alarm system.
No matter how many shorts we have in the system, my guards will be instructed to treat every surveillance camera malfunction as a full-scale emergency.
I will spare someone who saved my life sometime in the past. This is only reasonable as it encourages others to do so. However, the offer is good one time only. If they want me to spare them again, they'd better save my life again.
All midwives will be banned from the realm. All babies will be delivered at state-approved hospitals. Orphans will be placed in foster homes, not abandoned in the woods to be raised by creatures of the wild.
When my guards split up to search for intruders, they will always travel in groups of at least two. They will be trained so that if one of them disappears mysteriously while on patrol, the other will immediately initiate an alert and call for backup, instead of quizzically peering around a corner.
If I decide to test a lieutenant's loyalty and see if he/she should be made a trusted lieutenant, I will have a crack squad of marksmen standing by in case the answer is no.
If all the heroes are standing together around a strange device and begin to taunt me, I will pull out a conventional weapon, instead of using my unstoppable super weapon on them.
I will not agree to let the heroes go free if they win a rigged contest, even though my advisors assure me it is impossible for them to win.
When I create a multimedia presentation of my plan designed so that my five-year-old advisor can easily understand the details, I will not label the disk "Project Overlord" and leave it lying on top of my desk.
I will instruct my Legion of Terror to attack the heroes en masse, instead of standing around waiting while members break off and attack one or two at a time.
If the hero runs up to my roof, I will not run up after him and struggle with him in an attempt to push him over the edge. I will also not engage him at the edge of a cliff. (In the middle of a rope-bridge over a river of molten lava is not even worth considering.)
If I have a fit of temporary insanity and decide to give the hero the chance to reject a job as my trusted lieutenant, I will retain enough sanity to wait until my current trusted lieutenant is out of earshot before making the offer.
I will not tell my Legion of Terror "And he must be taken alive-" the command will be "And try to take him alive if it is reasonable practical."
If my doomsday device happens to come with a reverse switch, as soon as it has been employed it will be melted down and made into limited edition commemorative coins.
If my weakest troops fail to eliminate a hero, I will send out my best troops instead of wasting time with progressively stronger ones as he gets closer and closer to my fortress.
If I am fighting with the hero atop a moving platform, have disarmed him, and am about to finish him off and he glances behind me and drops flat, I too will drop flat instead of quizzically turning around to find out what he saw.
I will not shoot at any of my enemies if they are standing in front of the crucial support beam to a heavy, dangerously unbalanced structure.
If I'm eating dinner with the hero, put poison in his goblet, then have to leave the table for any reason, I will order new drinks for both of us instead of trying to decide whether or not to switch with him.
I will not have captives of one sex guarded by members of the opposite sex.
I will not use any plan in which the final step is horribly complicated, e.g. "Align the 12 stones of power on the sacred altar then activate the medallion at the moment of total eclipse." Instead it will be more alone the lines of "Push the button/"
I will make sure that my doomsday device is up to code and properly grounded.
My vats of hazardous chemicals will be covered when not in use. Also, I will not construct walkways above them.
If a group of henchmen fail miserably at a task, I will not berate them for incompetence then send the same group out to do the task again.
After I capture the hero's super weapon, I will not disband legions and relax my guard because I believe whoever holds the weapon is unstoppable. After all, the hero held the weapon and I took it from him.
I will not design my main control room so that every workstation is facing away from the door.
I will not ignore the messenger that stumbles in exhausted and obviously agitated until my personal grooming or current entertainment is finished. It might actually be important.
If I ever talk to the hero on the phone, I will not taunt him. Instead, I will say that his dogged perseverance has given me new insight on the futility of my evil ways and that if he leaves me alone for a few months of quiet contemplation I will likely return to the path of righteousness. (Heroes are incredibly gullible in this regard.)
If I decide to hold a double execution of the hero and the underling who failed or betrayed me, I will die first.
When arresting prisoners, my guards will not allow them to stop and grab a useless trinket of purely sentimental value.
My dungeon will have its own qualified medical staff complete with bodyguards. That way if a prisoner becomes sick and his cell mate tells the guard it's an emergency, the guard will fetch a trauma team instead of opening the cell for a look.
My door mechanisms will be designed so that blasting the control panel on the outside seals the door and blasting the control panel on the inside opens the door, not vice versa.
My dungeon cells will not be furnished with objects that contain reflective surfaces or anything that can be unraveled.
If an attractive young couple enters my realm, I will carefully monitor their activities. If I find they are happy and affectionate, I will ignore them. However, if circumstances have forced them together against their will and they spend all their time bickering and criticizing each other except during the intermittent occasions when they are saving each other' lives at which point there are hints of sexual tension, I will immediately order their execution.
Any data files of crucial importance will be padded to 1.45Mb.
Finally, to keep my subjects permanently locked in a mindless trance, I will provide each of them with free, unlimited internet access.

prefect
13-04-2011, 12:22 PM
West Auckland please. :rolleyes:

And South Western West Auckland.
I am really in Oratia but I say Glen Eden because a lot of snobs live in Oratia.
If I have to say Oratia I pronounce it O rat tee a.
Enough about me put this thread back on track.

Billy T
13-04-2011, 12:36 PM
I can't help but think of North Korea. I wonder what will eventually happen there, Kim seems to have the people eating out of the palm of his hand, praising him as though he was a god.

They are not eating out of Kim's hand, in fact the majority of the population are hardly eating at all. Only the government and the military are well fed, the rest are starving. They rely on humanitarian aidto stay alive, and much of that goes straight to the fed, and hungry see nothing.

With such totalitarian control, and such a weakened populace, sadly it will take a miracle to change their present regime. It is the last remaining hard-line communist state, worshipping a revered leader (because it suits those in power to maintain the regime) while the majority are powerless to act.

Maybe if Kim decides to attack outside his borders it might all come to an end, but keep in mind that the Korean War is still going, there has been no peace settlement, simple an armistice that included an agreed demilitarised zone. It could all start again tomorrow.

Billy

Metla
13-04-2011, 01:43 PM
How to be a Successful Evil Overlord
by Peter Anspach



Meh.


I am the one, Orgasmatron, the outstretched grasping hand
My image is of agony, my servants rape the land
Obsequious and arrogant, clandestine and vain
Two thousand years of misery, of torture in my name
Hypocrisy made paramount, paranoia the law
My name is called religion, sadistic, sacred whore.

I twist the truth, I rule the world, my crown is called deceit
I am the emperor of lies, you grovel at my feet
I rob you and I slaughter you, your downfall is my gain
And still you play the sycophant and revel in you pain
And all my promises are lies, all my love is hate
I am the politician, and I decide your fate

I march before a martyred world, an army for the fight
I speak of great heroic days, of victory and might
I hold a banner drenched in blood, I urge you to be brave
I lead you to your destiny, I lead you to your grave
Your bones will build my palaces, your eyes will stud my crown
For I am Mars, the god of war, and I will cut you down.

Cato
13-04-2011, 02:11 PM
How to be a Successful Evil Overlord
by Peter Anspach

Dude! Thanks!

I will attempt to merge that with my current evil manifest!

Gobe1
13-04-2011, 02:15 PM
Any data files of crucial importance will be padded to 1.45Mb. :lol::lol: