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    Was it also instant gratification when people abandoned TS/Ventrillo/Skype in favour of discord? Something much more convenient to use?
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    Are people really going out of their way to be offended by Rammstein these days? They've always been a bit edgy with their videos, but the lyrics honestly remind me of the Russian sentiment that was translated from something Putin said in 2005 roughly equates to "People in Russia say that those who do not regret the collapse of the Soviet Union have no heart, and those that do regret it have no brain". I would draw a parallel that like Putin, perhaps Rammstein is saying that the people are scared of being becoming proud and powerful again because it might lead them to repeat their mistakes. Unlike the Germans, Putin's continuation from the idea of national pride in their past was to move forward and improve themselves, using the past as a compass to steer themselves away from the same mistakes without dismissing the good that came along with the bad. I might be talking out of my arse but this song really did remind me of Putin's quote, though the lead-on was a lot less optimistic. For reference, Putin's lead-on was "We do not regret this, we simply state the fact and know that we need to look ahead, not backwards. We will not allow the past to drag us down and stop us from moving ahead. We understand where we should move. But we must act based on a clear understanding of what happened..." What I don't understand is, why is anybody getting offended over it? Rammstein's visuals have always been edgy, though I must admit the black woman's usage confused me. Was the insinuation that the worst atrocities committed by the German peoples were lead by foreigners, as with the Austrian, Adolf Hitler? I wish I knew more about all of the referenced events in the video. EDIT: I watched pona's video, and agree OY VEY. Bring horror of the holocaust to young people? They're pushing holocaust shit here in Australia and other countries to younger people, "incitement to violence"? How incredibly hypocritical and missing the point I think. Maybe Israelis just don't want other people monetizing it?
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    Diplomatic Union. Diplomunion. It was a name coined by Bors back in 2010 in our first rebranding of the fledgling Warcraft 3 Diplomacy Custom Maps community. It recognized our devotion to our favorite game genre in Warcraft 3, but it also hearkened to the community philosophy of diplomacy. www.Wc3diplo.net started its story with various communities coming together, voluntarily or involuntarily, to share a space based upon a common game as well as common values. The clans that joined wc3diplo early did not get along, but they united together in a diplomatic union because Diplomunion was the first community to offer fair, balanced and respectful channels for them to interact as a community. Over time, they shed their individual clan identities and ended up adopting the much more universal Diplomunion identity, removing the virtual walls that initially divided so much of the community on different web platforms. This is why Diplomunion’s values are so important to us. They tell a story of how the community got started as well as how it stayed strong in some pretty rough times. Communities such as Pollama, x767.com, Gwydia and Salazaria all fell to the wayside because they didn't have the foundation or resilience that Diplomunion possesses from values reflected by the community. It has fallen to us, to remind the community of what Diplomunion once was and to restore Diplo to its ideals that made it so strong and attractive to begin with.
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    Had to wait 4 days for 3 responses. Very thought provoking, and mind changing responses that have impacted me far more than any discord post ever done. /sarcasm
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    45 percent of registered voters approve of pineapple as a pizza topping, according to a poll by Public Policy Polling. Thirty-five percent disapproved, and 20 percent were not sure. Younger people were more into pineapple than older people. Source: https://fivethirtyeight.com/features/what-do-americans-think-about-the-mueller-investigation-now-that-its-over/
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