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    (Original post by shadowkin)
    HARHAR.
    quite.

    (Original post by shadowkin)
    I was saying, what you meant to say, in clearer terms for everyone.
    assumption.

    (Original post by shadowkin)
    it obviously carries some kind of meaning to you then...if there is some sort of 'taboo'/whimsical thing surrounding having it.
    the idea of the flags was to display where you live. this is obviously lost on the less intelligent forum users.
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    (Original post by zaf1986)
    I find it amusing that you have seem to think that you have the authority of deciding what people's political associations are, what ideology is and what "some kind of image" means. As far as I know, I'm perfectly entitled to have a hammer and sickle avator for no particular reason, and does not necessarily mean I am a supporter of the former USSR, or communist or even socialist. You assume too much.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hammer_and_sickle

    i'd read that. it shows this particular assumption is more than justified
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    (Original post by technik)
    read post 1. it actually explains it quite well.
    No I want you to explain it, put some substance behind your comments.
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    (Original post by technik)

    the idea of the flags was to display where you live. this is obviously lost on the less intelligent forum users.
    There are plenty of people who pick a flag because it looks better than the UKs or because it has an amusing name or because they just felt like it.

    what makes palestines more amusing for you then?
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    (Original post by technik)
    the idea of the flags was to display where you live. this is obviously lost on the less intelligent forum users.
    Like the hammer and sickle, I dont think it was lost as such, but more an attempt to appease their own lack of belonging.
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    I've got mine to display my nationality. I'm looking forward to changing it to the British one on Tuesday.
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    (Original post by inequality)
    No I want you to explain it, put some substance behind your comments.
    the OP, you, said it. but i'll rehash it for your benefit.

    socialists, like our good friend arthur in more recent times, would have had anyone down a mine, for forever and a day. thus staying in the mine. even if it was making a loss it wouldnt matter. obviously it would get to a stage where it was actually profitable by some measure

    small wage. ie, poor and staying that way.

    culled. the health problems inevitably contributed to by the work.
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    (Original post by shadowkin)
    so everyone in palestine is now a terrorist?
    No, there are alot of innocent Israelis for a start. If you actually mean the Palestinian people, then the flag merely represents a cause. A cause that is unfortunately caracterised by terrorism.
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    (Original post by Vienna)
    Like the hammer and sickle, I dont think it was lost as such, but more an attempt to appease their own lack of belonging.
    Not everyone wants to put their beautiful image on their avator
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    (Original post by shadowkin)
    There are plenty of people who pick a flag because it looks better than the UKs or because it has an amusing name or because they just felt like it.
    i doubt thats the purpose of the flag display system.

    (Original post by shadowkin)
    what makes palestines more amusing for you then?
    i dont recall saying the flag was amusing, but rather the people using it as some sort of statement were.
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    i doubt thats the purpose of the flag display system.
    Who are you to define what the purpose of flag system is?
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    (Original post by technik)
    i doubt thats the purpose of the flag display system.
    Not the original purpose, but thats like saying, in a profile for your location you're supposed to say where you are from not a stupid made up place.

    I originally had a cuban flag...so why is it that this one is more amusing? (but i see you cant answer that question really)


    i dont recall saying the flag was amusing, but rather the people using it as some sort of statement were.
    No, we arent using as some form of statement. thats like saying people with the cuba flag are all commies but that isnt teh case.
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    (Original post by zaf1986)
    Who are you to define what the purpose of flag system is?
    id have thought its purpose was rather straight forward.

    i guess i should know by now that simple concepts are still beyond some.
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    (Original post by shadowkin)
    in a profile for your location you're supposed to say where you are from not a stupid made up place.

    indeed. im glad you agree.

    (Original post by shadowkin)
    I originally had a cuban flag...so why is it that this one is more amusing? (but i see you cant answer that question really)
    as i said before, and as i will now repeat, no flag is amusing.


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    No, we arent using as some form of statement.
    i believe you... :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by technik)
    indeed. im glad you agree.
    No, I was clearly saying I didnt.
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    (Original post by zaf1986)
    the hammer and sickle is deliberately back to piss off all you rightwing scum that have infested TSR :p:
    How many right wing scum can you name??
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    Can we define "capitalism" and "socialism," please? I personally define them as follows:

    Capitalism is a system under which industrial profits accrue to capital.

    Socialism is a system under which industrial profits accrue to labor.
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    Most of the "true" Socialists I know regard the Welfare State with disdain: to them, it's a Capitalist trick. The Capitalists look after the workers a little bit better, which fools the workers into accepting the wage-slavery system.
    When introduced by opportunists like Disraeli or Liberals like Asquith, then yes. But not things lik the NHS and free university education.

    losers, who need annihilated.
    My grandparents worked damned hard all their life, have paid their rates and have raised 3 kids. They were born on a council estate and they died on one. Without people like this, people like you wouldn't have homes to live in or hospitals to go to.
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    (Original post by Iz the Wiz)
    Can we define "capitalism" and "socialism," please? I personally define them as follows:

    Capitalism is a system under which industrial profits accrue to capital.

    Socialism is a system under which industrial profits accrue to labor.
    Capitalism - supply and demand determines the price of everything (including of labor)

    Socialism - price is determined by government bureaucrats
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    (Original post by Bismarck)
    Capitalism - supply and demand determines the price of everything (including of labor)

    Socialism - price is determined by government bureaucrats
    See, your definition is so different from mine that we'd be at cross-purposes if we argued (which is where I usually find myself in this type of argument).

    Supply and demand determining prices is certainly nothing I have a problem with. Neither are private property, working for a living, or free enterprise. But I find myself classed as a "leftist" primarily because I rail against the rich getting something for nothing & the toll this takes on our culture.
 
 
 
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