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The Solar System Scope wrote:Oh, so they can just take Alaska? Okidoki.
Ha, you think the Canadians will stop anything? They don't need land borders. All they need is the Internet.
Issue about the bases? They are the testament to the fact that the US spends billions on their overseas territories, where people have to be stationed in a heavily guarded area in a foreign country, often extremely far away from their family, while Americans are experiencing broken healthcare, education systems, and failing infrastructure. Also, they can commit any misdemeanour as they want without the host country having any say because they need to respect their sovereignty. The bases are purely within own interests and benefit the country basically at all. This is the reason why people all around the world watch the US elections in agony, to see what dumb idiot or foreign puppet will be inheriting all the instant destruction hotspots right on their soil.
You mean Colombia. Columbia only exists as the capital District of the US and British Columbia, a Canadian province.
Also, all the democratic government toppled by the US replacing them with dictators in the name of democracy. Right.
Guantanamo Bay predates communist Cuba.

Iím going to go with the assumption youíve never served, but maybe youíve had family serve, so some of this might get through.

You act as if the US one day decided to become the world police force. Itís a chore that was forced on us by countries either not strong enough one on one, or those who shirked on their responsibilities. You can decide where you fit in there.

Yes we spend an inordinate amount on military, and I personally would prefer we spent it on some of those very things you mentioned, but reality has a way of negating wants and desires. You think Americans enjoy sending our loved ones to die on some foreign shores? I can assure you weíd love to bring our people home and watch the world spin on.

Do you even know what it takes to place a military base anywhere? And yes, military personnel fall under agreements for discipline that gets negotiated with the host country. And if you think Military Justice is all warm and fuzzy, Iíd suggest you look up the military code of conduct they operate under. Itís no where as forgiving as civil courts.

Well uh, anyway. Today is the 10 year anniversary of the first post recorded on our rmb!

Curlyhoward wrote:Curly:"Hey Moe, weíre compassionate!"

Larry:"Because we got ranked 55th in the region for most compassionate citizens today?"

Curly:"Why, cointnee not! Itís because whenever a homeless person tells us they havenít tasted food in 3 daze, we tell them not to worry, it still tastes the same! Rite Moe?!?"

Moe:"C'mere........."

Curly:"Moe, don't....!"

SLAP!!

Concrete Slab wrote:Well uh, anyway. Today is the 10 year anniversary of the first post recorded on our rmb!

Actually, it would be on February 28. The post was made 3650 days ago.

The Stickmin Empire wrote:Ah, I see you mentioned Canada and Americas "broken" healthcare system in the same sentence, while yes our healthcare system is WAY too expensive it is still far better than the free Canadian healthcare system and of a better quality, we have faster and higher quality treatment while they have to wait for longer for a simple procedure, and the waiting doesn't even pay off as much, but yes it is way to expensive, there is no way a ambulance ride should be a $1000 endeavor.
And you are right in some regards, our education system is broken and old, we invaded Panama too setup the canal there for or own interests toppling a decent government to do so

Because Canada's is subpar doesn't mean that the US's is good compared to the money given. Same thing goes with higher education. I can go to university for free, while an American student will most likely be in debt for a sizeable chunk of the rest of their lives. There are several people in the US with severe life-long illnesses that can barely afford their medication without sacrificing everything else in their life.

Drystar wrote:Iím going to go with the assumption youíve never served, but maybe youíve had family serve, so some of this might get through.

You act as if the US one day decided to become the world police force. Itís a chore that was forced on us by countries either not strong enough one on one, or those who shirked on their responsibilities. You can decide where you fit in there.

Yes we spend an inordinate amount on military, and I personally would prefer we spent it on some of those very things you mentioned, but reality has a way of negating wants and desires. You think Americans enjoy sending our loved ones to die on some foreign shores? I can assure you weíd love to bring our people home and watch the world spin on.

Do you even know what it takes to place a military base anywhere? And yes, military personnel fall under agreements for discipline that gets negotiated with the host country. And if you think Military Justice is all warm and fuzzy, Iíd suggest you look up the military code of conduct they operate under. Itís no where as forgiving as civil courts.

I'm not talking about the military personnel alone. Do relatives living with the stationed operate under the same "code of conduct"?
Also, that's naÔve. The US has extreme levels of weaponry, including long-distance drones, ICBMs, and nuclear bombs. What purpose exactly do the dozens of military bases in Germany serve? To stop Russia? You saw what happened in Ukraine. I highly doubt they're necessary. The US intervenes only when it is within its interests. It isn't the "world police" because it has some kind of moral responsibility, it is to strengthen its own power and leverage to stop competing rivals. And no, nobody in my family has served anything. In fact, my family's religion bans involvement in any branch of the armed forces, which led to thousands of members of it to be imprisoned for it. So no, I do not see the military in a positive light.

There seems to be a disturbing lack of sinners today. Perhaps I have done my job too well?

Post by Rick astleys suppressed by a moderator.

The Solar System Scope wrote:Because Canada's is subpar doesn't mean that the US's is good compared to the money given. Same thing goes with higher education. I can go to university for free, while an American student will most likely be in debt for a sizeable chunk of the rest of their lives. There are several people in the US with severe life-long illnesses that can barely afford their medication without sacrificing everything else in their life.
I'm not talking about the military personnel alone. Do relatives living with the stationed operate under the same "code of conduct"?
Also, that's naÔve. The US has extreme levels of weaponry, including long-distance drones, ICBMs, and nuclear bombs. What purpose exactly do the dozens of military bases in Germany serve? To stop Russia? You saw what happened in Ukraine. I highly doubt they're necessary. The US intervenes only when it is within its interests. It isn't the "world police" because it has some kind of moral responsibility, it is to strengthen its own power and leverage to stop competing rivals. And no, nobody in my family has served anything. In fact, my family's religion bans involvement in any branch of the armed forces, which led to thousands of members of it to be imprisoned for it. So no, I do not see the military in a positive light.

On base, dependents are subject to military justice. Off base, dependents are subject to local laws, unless memorandums have been negotiated to have them fall under military justice.

Yes the US has all those weapons, and so does every other major power and even the 2nd tier nations. I suppose you have a point, maybe something along the lines of ďif the US gave up its weapons, the rest of the world would put down theirs, and weíd all hug fluffy kittens and make ice cream togetherĒ. And yet, I have the sneaky suspicion that without the US acting as a block, a lot of the other major players would happily run amok. And Iím sorry you werenít alive for the Cold War, but even today, the bases in Germany serve as advance staging areas for US troops in case Russia does attack, or we need to put troops somewhere more easily supplied from them then the US mainland. And you as a European has to ask why your country and other European countries are doing diddly to help Ukraine, except for thoughts and prayers of course.

Iím not even going to address the fact that others have sacrificed so that you can feel morally superior by pounding your chest about religious objections, but what are you going to do when they donít want to carry you anymore?

Wow that turned out to be alot of replies. I'll just spoiler the whole lot of this post and you can hunt and figure out what i was saying.

Land Without Shrimp wrote:I am so confused right now. Should I read back through the last few hours of the RMB?

...nah, not worth it.

So "fun"

Melicorium wrote:Hail TSP's queen of evil, [/nation]Auphelia[/nation]! Hail Supreme Leader [/nation]Amerion[/nation]! Hail the Empress of Fire [/nation]FiHami[/nation]! Hail the supreme C H A I R [/nation]Purple Hyacinth[/nation]! Hail Plat, God of [/nation]Doge Land[/nation]! Oh my, I've hailed a lot of people; who else do I hail!?

(I'm a quite experienced and somewhat well-known 1-year and 1-day old nation BTW)

I am so offended right now, lol.

The imperia order wrote:Will anyone mind if I conquer south pacific

Thank goodness we will be safe here in The South Pacific while you annoy Panther and company over in the South Pacific.

*phew*

Mushir land wrote:What is the best thing about this game??

The Evil Penguin Criminal Syndicates.

And SPIT.

And Pie. and all food related discussions for that matter.

Slin Hifen wrote:TSP can we not argue over land issues?

what would you prefer we argue about?

Austro Hungarian Czecho Slovakia wrote:make me delegate cos yes

Sorry, but Beepee won the election so we are all working on getting ther endorsements over the top right now.

All the cool kids endorse Beepee.

Nicholas and Great Britain wrote:I have hiccups

I goggled these symptoms and i'm sorry to tell you this, but you are going to die.

Nothing can beat internet crowd sourced science. Sorry.

EDIT:
ignore my double post *shame*

Rick astleys wrote:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z_La0XSuqg

Two can play that game:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIKqgE4BwAY

(also, I'm super queer, but these are the sexiest Japanese schoolgirls ever. Is it just me or is quarantine screwing up everyone's sexuality.)

Post self-deleted by Volaworand.

My issue's effect was 'Students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas'.

Who spells it like this?

Heeeeey look guys! I spoke too soon! It seems we got ourselves a dirty double poster! Volaworand tsk tsk, I expected better from you! I can't wait to drag you into Cinder Manga Bible School Club! Oh yes, we are going to have lots of fun.

Carthatska wrote:My issue's effect was 'Students are known to arrive at school in their pyjamas'.

Who spells it like this?

All of the English speaking world outside of the USA.

Volaworand wrote:All of the English speaking world outside of the USA.

Ah, so it's yet another 'USA-does-it-different' things.

Pajamas is so, so, so, so much better

Carthatska wrote:Ah, so it's yet another 'USA-does-it-different' things.

Pajamas is so, so, so, so much better

meh. whatever. You're playing an Australian game.

In Canada you can spell it either way and no one will bat an eye.

Saint Cinder wrote:Heeeeey look guys! I spoke too soon! It seems we got ourselves a dirty double poster! Volaworand tsk tsk, I expected better from you! I can't wait to drag you into Cinder Manga Bible Study! Oh yes, we are going to have lots of fun.

I submit myself to the public stoning. B-Y-O-S and get there early for the best spot.

Volaworand wrote:

I submit myself to the public stoning. B-Y-O-S and get there early for the best spot.

Stoning? No that's too good for someone like you.

No, I'm afraid since Saint Cinder's Manga Bible Camp is needing new members to fulfill our club story arch you are going to have to fulfill yourself as our main MC protagonist. Together with the edgy backstory of spiky haired Drystar-kun, and that one smart guy with glasses Iym Winterless-write your book already, not to mention the waifu material known as Rebeltopia-Chan, you will have to use the power of friendship and screaming to defeat the dark lord Amerion-dono. Only then will you be isekai'd to redemption.

Volaworand wrote:

I goggled these symptoms and i'm sorry to tell you this, but you are going to die.

Nothing can beat internet crowd sourced science. Sorry.

Wait what.

Bruhh.

Wait that means I must have escaped certain death numerous times.

Guys, if you have hiccups, its LETHAL.

(Multiple responses my brain gave out to hearing this)

Saint Cinder wrote:Stoning? No that's too good for someone like you. No I'm afraid since Saint Cinder's Manga Bible Camp is needing new members to fulfill our club story arch you are going to have to fulfill yourself as our main MC protagonist. Together with the edgy backstory of spiky haired Drystar-kun, and that one smart guy with glasses Iym Winterless-write your book already, not to mention the waifu material known as Rebeltopia-Chan, you will have to use the power of friendship and screaming to defeat the dark lord Amerion-dono. Only then will you be isekai'd to redemption.

Awww... I haven't been stoned in decades.

What sort of sinning do i need to do around here to get stoned!

Muhahaaaaa!!!! TSP will know my wrath!

*knocks over the trash can's out back of the delegate cabanna and takes the door off of the TEP outhouse.*

EDIT:
oops! I did it again.

Nicholas and Great Britain wrote:Wait what.

Bruhh.

Wait that means I must have escaped certain death numerous times.

Guys, if you have hiccups, its LETHAL.

(Multiple responses my brain gave out to hearing this)

Oh dear!

Did you have any maternal relatives with a medical history of hiccups?

Post self-deleted by Volaworand.

Drystar wrote:On base, dependents are subject to military justice. Off base, dependents are subject to local laws, unless memorandums have been negotiated to have them fall under military justice.

Yes the US has all those weapons, and so does every other major power and even the 2nd tier nations. I suppose you have a point, maybe something along the lines of ďif the US gave up its weapons, the rest of the world would put down theirs, and weíd all hug fluffy kittens and make ice cream togetherĒ. And yet, I have the sneaky suspicion that without the US acting as a block, a lot of the other major players would happily run amok. And Iím sorry you werenít alive for the Cold War, but even today, the bases in Germany serve as advance staging areas for US troops in case Russia does attack, or we need to put troops somewhere more easily supplied from them then the US mainland. And you as a European has to ask why your country and other European countries are doing diddly to help Ukraine, except for thoughts and prayers of course.

Iím not even going to address the fact that others have sacrificed so that you can feel morally superior by pounding your chest about religious objections, but what are you going to do when they donít want to carry you anymore?

I don't pound my chest, because I don't consider myself as part of it anymore. However, war is waged by states against states. I'm not participating in any of the "sacrifice" nonsense, because countries might as well play chess with bomb robots and it would be the same. If Russia and the US and its allies have a live hot confrontation, no amount of manpower will save either country, nor humanity as a whole. Heck, the US has extreme internal conflict anyway. Also, the US does not have any bases in Sweden.

Volaworand wrote:Awww... I haven't been stoned in decades.
What sort of sinning do i need to do around here to get stoned!

Only the highest kind of party sin will get you there. I'm sure you will one day be put into the same pot as LadyRebels, if you catch my favoring gale.

Oh my double posting in twice in one day? Seem's like we have ourselves a glutton for punishment!

Saint Cinder wrote:Only the highest kind of party sin will get you there. I'm sure you will one day be put into the same pot as LadyRebels, if you catch my favoring gale.

mmm ... pot.

Saint Cinder wrote:

Oh my double posting in twice in one day? Seem's like we have ourselves a glutton for punishment!

no, thanks. i'm going glutton-free.

Continues my rampage across the region, sinning wildly:

*releases all the dogs from the regional dog pound*
*smears peanut butter all over TSSS*
*films a virial video of TSSS's death by dog-licking*

Volaworand wrote:mmm ... pot.

As one sometimes is in trances, it seems. Auphelia the inquisition would like to borrow some of your time and tools.

Auphelia wrote:Lily Pad Nation in a coma to steal her fortune (which is actually just two euros and a small box of empty chocolate wrappers after Alice Parker stole most

I had two euros? Looks like someoneís medical go fund me page is beginning to take off!
Just a few more years of this and Iíll be able to afford being in a coma

Ipugao wrote:And do you know what ogre is THICC enough to do it? Our lord and savior SHREK! Shrek is love, Shrek is life!

You come into my Lily Pad, on the day of my Popeís coronation, to tell me this? Ipugao, Ipugao, what have I done for you to treat me so?
Oh, also, is your name in any way related to pugs? Because that would be cute.

We are coming up on the 2 year anniversary of of a shameful day in TSP history.... the day we invaded TEP.

A day that shall forever stain the rich defender image we work so hard to project.

Never Again!

We have had to keep all our puppies locked up in a pound ever since. So sad.
(Well, until some evil penguin released them all and they killed TSSS, who was covered in peanut butter for some reason or other.)

/cry

Volaworand wrote:

I goggled these symptoms and i'm sorry to tell you this, but you are going to die.

Nothing can beat internet crowd sourced science. Sorry.

Nicholas and Great Britain wrote:Wait what.

Bruhh.

Wait that means I must have escaped certain death numerous times.

Guys, if you have hiccups, its LETHAL.

(Multiple responses my brain gave out to hearing this)

Hiccups will lead to this:
Fatigue, weight loss, depression, problems with the heart rhythm, esophageal reflux (whatever that means), exhaustion and eventually death.

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