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    re: Our civilisation is pathetic. [W:459]

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Yet there is none. In the west, most the liberty people had is vanishing.
    Exactly why we need to work harder to defend it and to be more vigilant against government excesses.
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    re: Our civilisation is pathetic. [W:459]

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    True
    And, I know the feeling, at times I have been watched...........not good.

    However, we are watched indirectly, all of us , to a lesser or greater extent....
    That people CARE is paramount.....both the watched and the watchers..

    Max, you speak the truth, IMO.
    But, the way in which you present it..........................
    We cannot be as perfect as you think yourself to be...
    Have I said I think I am perfect?
    I am well aware that we are all imperfect.

    But thanks for the comment anyways.
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    re: Our civilisation is pathetic. [W:459]

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    This I like. I think about this all the time actually.
    How is it that we let our politicians surveillance us, but we never surveillance them, audit or otherwise keep them accountable?

    In a true democracy, the government have to be open. Open means fully transparent, no secrets (except ongoing sensitive operations that immediately after must be declassified), and where politicians MUST be held under the control of the people, one way is through surveillance.

    Now we have secrative governments, completely opaque, who never inform the people, who runs secret police, secret organisations, are never held accountable and are never audited by the people.

    Its an insult to everyone to call that democracy.
    I am with you on that. We lend these people power to do the business of government, but do not monitor them nor have we adequate control over them. We do a better job than most nations. But that does not mean we are doing a good jab.

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    re: Our civilisation is pathetic. [W:459]

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Exactly why we need to work harder to defend it and to be more vigilant against government excesses.
    Amen.
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    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Are you thinking of Nixon?
    Not really. I was thinking that I'D go insane if I knew someone was watching me all the time.
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    re: Our civilisation is pathetic. [W:459]

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    We don't need a world government, but we do need global laws.
    Who makes the laws? And who enforces those laws? That's damn close to a world government, what with having a legislative body and a law enforcement arm.
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    re: Our civilisation is pathetic. [W:459]

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    I have seven thousand million dreams
    Why wouldn't you just say 7 billion? Have you not gotton to the higher numbers in school yet?

    I find it odd a 12 year old would make a thread about how a society that he has not experienced yet is pathetic.

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    re: Our civilisation is pathetic. [W:459]

    Quote Originally Posted by Maximus Zeebra View Post
    Every single person on this planet is ready to embrace a world society that makes sense. A society where we all get along and cooperate, a society where no one starves, where no one suffers. Everyone is ready to live in and contribute to a society where people do not live under horrific conditions. Everyone is ready to embrace a society where we all cooperate for a better world. Everyone is ready to embrace a society which is well organised and stable with a model that doesn't look like its made by monkeys. Everyone is ready for a society without all the lies, the deceit, manipulation and corruption. Everyone is ready to embrace a free society rather than be jailed and restricted by their governments. Everyone is ready to be free and open their mind instead of being narrow minded and controlled. Everyone is ready to embrace a society where everyone else is good and kind. Everyone is ready to live on a clean and wonderful planet. Everyone is ready to embrace useful change. Everyone wants quality. Everyone is ready for a fair economic system that make sense. Everyone wants everyone else to smile. Everyone wants a world of joy. Everyone wants to be safe. Everyone wants to experience fantastic and great things. Everyone wants to breathe clean air, everyone wants to drink pure water, everyone wants to eat delicious food. We all want to be happy. Everyone wants to live on a planet where everyone else is happy. Everyone wants a planet where everyone have all these things. Everyone wants to have a just society.
    If this was true, we would live in that kind of society, so it obviously isn't.

    The reason it isn't true is because people are selfish and greedy. We can't help it, we evolved that way. Being selfish and greedy is a good survival trait.

    To really make things in the world equal, it would involve seriously lowering the standard of living of most developed nations, and we don't want that.
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    re: Our civilisation is pathetic. [W:459]

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Why wouldn't you just say 7 billion? Have you not gotton to the higher numbers in school yet?

    I find it odd a 12 year old would make a thread about how a society that he has not experienced yet is pathetic.
    In most European countries they use the long scale. In the long scale, each new number term is a million more than the one before it, rather than a thousand. So in the long scale, a billion is 10^12, not 10^9. They do use the term thousand million to refer to 10^9.

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    re: Our civilisation is pathetic. [W:459]

    Quote Originally Posted by molten_dragon View Post
    In most European countries they use the long scale. In the long scale, each new number term is a million more than the one before it, rather than a thousand. So in the long scale, a billion is 10^12, not 10^9. They do use the term thousand million to refer to 10^9.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Why wouldn't you just say 7 billion? Have you not gotton to the higher numbers in school yet?

    I find it odd a 12 year old would make a thread about how a society that he has not experienced yet is pathetic.
    It's actually more of a German thing than a pan-European thing.

    Most Europeans use billion in the same way americans do and we use trillion in the same way americans do too. ANd we use it that way for the same reason you use that way, because it's ****ing british. Better still, it's ****ing french... and the british learned how to count properly after Napoleon schooled them and much of Europe in the art of warfare.

    But germans and I think danes and swedes and norwegians use the alternative method too... in the way that said method is what is normal to them.

    So 1 bil normally would be 1000million.
    But in germany, 1 bil = 1.000.000 million (one million million)

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