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Games The European Socialist Cesspool - a cautionary tale

Discussion in 'Community' started by Ender Sai, Nov 9, 2016.

  1. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    This was recently said about a continent the author hadn't visited:

    "There is socialist Europe, a horrible cesspool with high unemployment and high taxes. "

    http://boards.theforce.net/threads/...tial-election.50041668/page-521#post-53924336

    now, I know make fun of American conservatives for being the single most stupid creatures on Earth, and I know they work very hard to prove me right.

    But this is true.

    Europe has unemployment on average at 8.1%.

    It has higher taxes, too.

    Sure, it has less crime, more access to education, health care, culture, and books that aren't on fire - things people like Bowen right wing Americans hate.

    But that's not material.

    ITT we tax like we're Europeans.

    How to play:

    1. Pick an item.
    2. Apply a tax

    I'll go first:

    [​IMG]

    I would add a Wasteful Idiot Tax; a Poorly Made Tax, and an Affront To Motoring Tax.

    The first, because instead of buying a car that could take a corner you bought a whiteboard eraser with a V8 eingine and wheels.

    The second, because it's cast iron and plastic instead of modern composites.

    The third because you literally wanted it after seeing a Michael Bay film.

    This would quadruple the RRP of this vehicle in Europe.

    YOUR TURN GUYS. Tax away!
     
  2. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    I was just thinking about starting a thread on Marxist and socialist thought. You sometimes read my mind, Endas!
     
  3. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Did you know, AMERICAN TAXES ARE TOO HIGH?
     
  4. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    Add taxes? Who do you think I am: Stalin?
     
  5. Lord Vivec

    Lord Vivec Force Ghost star 8

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  6. Jabba-wocky

    Jabba-wocky Chosen One star 9

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    But do they do the most important thing in a civilization like REWARDING RISK TAKERS?
     
  7. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    No.

    Europe has not produced a single innovator or business person ever. Their taxes are too high; so they can't have people being rewarded for their initiative.
     
  8. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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  9. DarthPhilosopher

    DarthPhilosopher Jedi Master star 5

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    Well the best thing to incentivise risk takers is giving them a safety net if they fail.
     
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  10. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    I bet Europe doesn't have a single IMDb page.
     
  11. Diggy

    Diggy Snow Cat Sponsor/Advocate star 7 VIP - Game Winner

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    Europe's all like

     
  12. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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  13. Diggy

    Diggy Snow Cat Sponsor/Advocate star 7 VIP - Game Winner

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    Given your skin colour, you'll be exiled or put into slavery.
     
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  14. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Unclear. We'll have to find what the average idiot proletarian white American thinks of Monarchs. If they're deemed to be UNMURICAN by the man on the street, then yes, but you have to tax something.

    We have Wocky's opinion on monarchs, but it's so tainted with jealousy that I'd recommend throwing it out.
     
  15. GrandAdmiralJello

    GrandAdmiralJello Comms Admin ❉ Moderator Communitatis Litterarumque star 10 Staff Member Administrator

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    ok but can I be monarch too

    edit: I will tax Christmas
     
  16. JoinTheSchwarz

    JoinTheSchwarz JC Head Admin & Community Manager star 8 Staff Member Administrator

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    Yeah, it's not like monarchs work that much. He can do that and moonlight doing slave-stuff at the same time.
     
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  17. Diggy

    Diggy Snow Cat Sponsor/Advocate star 7 VIP - Game Winner

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    You can be monarch of Christmas. Which means every year you're given the gift of crucifixion.
     
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  18. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    What? No, shut up Diggles.

    Iello that's perfect!

    If you tax Christmas you declare European socialist cesspool war on Christians!
     
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  19. Diggy

    Diggy Snow Cat Sponsor/Advocate star 7 VIP - Game Winner

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    I'm nailing you, too. But more than once a year.
     
  20. CT-867-5309

    CT-867-5309 Force Ghost star 6

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    I present this item for taxation.
    [​IMG]

    Ugly tax. Fat tax. Presentation tax. That's not even a cute shirt.

    4/10 okay as a friend if she's a good person, but not date material. Not date material tax.
     
  21. Darth Punk

    Darth Punk Force Ghost star 6

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    Ima tax that google. Anyone who uses it to look up a word over four letters long, needs to pay. Come to think of it, I'm going to tax the four letter words too...

    Except ones that start with a c
     
  22. Ender Sai

    Ender Sai Chosen One star 10

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    Europeans don't even tax ugly people so weight lifting, career in hospitality-I-mean-film-yes-film hot dudes with bitchin' rad cars end up offended at seeing them.

    CESSPOOL. SAD.
     
  23. Abadacus

    Abadacus Jedi Master star 4

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    This song feels relevant right now:

    "Roch the win i the clear day's dawin
    Blaws the clouds heilster-gowdie owre the bay
    But thair's mair nor a roch win blawin
    Thro the Great Glen o the warl the day."

    For those who dinnae spak Scots, there's a hilariously over-literal translation on the youtube page.

    FULLY-BROGUED PREMIUM STAR COMMUNISM 2020.
     
  24. Revyl Ren

    Revyl Ren Jedi Knight star 1

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    As long as the average American (willingly or unwillingly) mistakes democratic socialism for communism, there's no use discussing it.

    Sent from my Nexus 6P using Tapatalk
     
  25. SuperWatto

    SuperWatto Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Bowen, I would appreciate it if you wouldn't call my sister-in-law an idiot. It's rather rich coming from an adult who drives a Transformers car.