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    (Original post by Rk2k14)
    You're been warned swirly...
    Aziz is just a ham roll
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    (Original post by swirly)
    Aziz is just a ham roll
    It was me.

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    (Original post by The Wavefunction)
    Pirlo had a good game against England in the euros and has lived off it since. Good player, but overhyped.
    When he joined Juventus people seemed to really overrate him. I've noticed a similar thing with Totti over the last year or so.

    People didn't rave about them as much when they were in their peaks.
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    When he joined Juventus people seemed to really overrate him. I've noticed a similar thing with Totti over the last year or so.

    People didn't rave about them as much when they were in their peaks.
    Totti's always had a special group of supporters that will hail him as one of the generation's greatest. In terms of pure talent, I wouldn't disagree.
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    (Original post by Wilfred Little)
    When he joined Juventus people seemed to really overrate him. I've noticed a similar thing with Totti over the last year or so.

    People didn't rave about them as much when they were in their peaks.
    Totti's status as a cult hero and one club legend has just enhanced the ability he has. Plus in recent seasons I think he's scored a lot of late goals to save Roma, most notably when he came on in the 87th, scored in the 89th and 90+ to win the game 2-1. Stuff like that always leads to pages on twitter going on about him being a legend in order to get retweets which further adds to the hype.

    I do like Totti, though, he's the King of Rome, and forever will be. Supremely talented, but was never going to make it to the heights he could have whilst playing at Roma.
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    lol at discussing football on the FF misc thread btw.
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    (Original post by The Wavefunction)
    Communism works great in theory but completely fails in the real world, with real people. Communism doesn't account for greed.
    It can be argued Communism/Socialism/Marxism theories has never been properly implemented in the real world and that any implementation have and will always be inherently compromised by the fact it's trying to exist in a world where capitalism forms the basis of most societies around the world.

    Communism in a world dominated capitalism will always inevitably lead back to capitalism. The only way to counteract this is through total self sufficiency and economic independence hence why you often get very small communes of idealistic hippies living off the land somewhere. However when it comes to nations and states economic self sufficiency is impossible - in the type of world we live in, and unless you can produce yourself, you need to trade, you need to import materials to be able satisfy the diverse needs of the people which means to have to engage with capitalist countries, currency and the global free market.

    A fair and an compromised test of Communism/Socialism/Marxism in practice would be to create a new continental landmass somewhere in the indian ocean. Populate the this new continent with actors to perpetuate and maintain a lie of communism being in place since the start of time and no other civilizations existing outside of this new landmass whilst examining, through constant 24/7 surveillance, how the unaware children will take to communism in the future. It's slightly unethical but it's an effective way to achieve fair results
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    (Original post by sevchenko)
    It can be argued Communism/Socialism/Marxism theories has never been properly implemented in the real world and that any implementation have and will always be inherently compromised by the fact it's trying to exist in a world where capitalism forms the basis of most societies around the world.

    Communism in a world dominated capitalism will always inevitably lead back to capitalism. The only way to counteract this is through total self sufficiency and economic independence hence why you often get very small communes of idealistic hippies living off the land somewhere. However when it comes to nations and states economic self sufficiency is impossible - in the type of world we live in, and unless you can produce yourself, you need to trade, you need to import materials to be able satisfy the diverse needs of the people which means to have to engage with capitalist countries, currency and the global free market.

    A fair and an compromised test of Communism/Socialism/Marxism in practice would be to create a new continental landmass somewhere in the indian ocean. Populate the this new continent with actors to perpetuate and maintain a lie of communism being in place since the start of time and no other civilizations existing outside of this new landmass whilst examining, through constant 24/7 surveillance, how the unaware children will take to communism in the future. It's slightly unethical but it's an effective way to achieve fair results

    I don't think anyone in their right mind would think Communism is workable in practice in any new world order type of arrangement. No need to throw the baby out of the bathwater. What is really needed is to rein in the heinous form of capitalism we have right now which is reminiscent of barons robbing from the disenfranchised in feudal times. Multinational banks and big businesses totally take the piss and we need a government that can stand up to them. We need to greatly reduce our economy's reliance on the banks and move to areas like IT/tech, we have some of the best universities in the world, surely that cannot be impossible.
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    Capitalism isn't even a bad thing.

    As a theory it's meant to generate competition between a number of businesses therefore keeping them on their toes to outperform each other. Whether that be driving prices down to the consumer or forcing each other to justify their prices by increasing product quality and innovation.

    However this is clearly failing as you just have 3/4 dominant market leaders in each sector who eat up any competition and doing unethical things to drive prices down.

    Capitalism isn't meant to exist solely to make profit no matter the cost.

    Also, when was the last truly innovative thing Apple did?
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    My main issue with capitalism is that it seems to badly stagnate.

    It starts off great, and pushes up the standard of living nicely.. but then it reaches tipping point where those who succeeded have to much power and become 'to big to fail'.. at that point mass society becomes little more then a feeder organism channeling wealth into an ever fatter person sat on top.

    Every now and again it needs a good shake-up to keep things fresh.. a dramatic technological shift (as we saw in the later parts of the 20th century) or a war, or something similar to shake up the status quo, and allow others to rise through the cracks.
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    (Original post by Lúcio)
    Hi,

    I have reported your post due to unnecessary and offensive comments to SA-1; a fellow member of the FF who regularly posts with insightful and interesting comments.

    I hope in future you consider the emotional impact directly on SA-1 and the indirect impact towards any individual who reads your post.

    Kind Regards,

    Lúcio
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    Nice £115 yesterday. Maybe international football isn't so bad after all...

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    Anybody watch Black Mirror - they've been airing every few years since 2011 and there'll be 6 more on Netflix late this month.

    Bit weird but definitely worth a look.
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    (Original post by zKlown)
    Capitalism isn't even a bad thing.

    As a theory it's meant to generate competition between a number of businesses therefore keeping them on their toes to outperform each other. Whether that be driving prices down to the consumer or forcing each other to justify their prices by increasing product quality and innovation.

    However this is clearly failing as you just have 3/4 dominant market leaders in each sector who eat up any competition and doing unethical things to drive prices down.

    Capitalism isn't meant to exist solely to make profit no matter the cost.

    Also, when was the last truly innovative thing Apple did?
    Precisely, it is more an oligopoly. And hence it would be preferable if people called it what it actually is.
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    (Original post by swirly)
    you ever see the Zidane range at Zara? Fire imo
    thoughts on people still rating thiago silva when guys been more anon than black dads in the ghetto for about 3 years now.

    kosc is actually top 3 tbh, if not the best in the world rn.
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    (Original post by Kim-Jong-Illest)
    thoughts on people still rating thiago silva when guys been more anon than black dads in the ghetto for about 3 years now.

    kosc is actually top 3 tbh, if not the best in the world rn.
    Done.
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    (Original post by bammy jastard 27)
    Done.
    silva's form told him he was going to the store 2 years ago and he's still not back

    amaretto hot chocolate actually bangs
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    Silva's been less existent in the last year than a father figure in Memphis Depay's life.
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    (Original post by Jimmy Seville)
    Silva's been less existent in the last year than a father figure in Memphis Depay's life.
    Amazing originality after Kim's post.
 
 
 
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