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#25 - these kind of anomalies is why I ****** love this site 10/31/2014 on Janitor Touches His Peepee 0
#11 - **beerholder rolled image ** what I would sink in 10/30/2014 on Thor dont give a fuck 0
#48 - Loved how she totally avoided the proposal at 7:51 10/30/2014 on Anita Sarkeesian on Colbert 0
#6 - someone tell him there is free hardcore porn on the internet  [+] (2 new replies) 10/30/2014 on Janitor Touches His Peepee -16
#23 - paradajs (10/31/2014) [-]
u must be this unlucky one
#25 - beerholder (10/31/2014) [-]
these kind of anomalies is why I fuckin love this site
#3 - biiiiiiiiiiiiissssss t 10/30/2014 on real strength 0
#8 - Picture 10/30/2014 on Desc +29
#15 - Isn't the Zambian guy the same one as in the picture? … 10/30/2014 on Why you no black? +3
#6 - It usually takes a crane to pull it out  [+] (2 new replies) 10/30/2014 on Desc +70
User avatar #7 - reloadedhamster (10/30/2014) [-]
Thats what happens every time i bang your mom
#8 - beerholder (10/30/2014) [-]
#14 - the pic is from a movie  [+] (1 new reply) 10/28/2014 on Meanwhile in Africa +1
#15 - badgatewayerror (10/28/2014) [-]
I was wondering why it was in such a high resolution
#67 - **beerholder rolled image ** well, hold it there, it … 10/28/2014 on *roll title* +1
#64 - **beerholder rolled image ** almost 3 years on this …  [+] (3 new replies) 10/28/2014 on *roll title* +1
#67 - beerholder (10/28/2014) [-]
**beerholder rolled image** well, hold it there, it fucken worked
#66 - fachingen (10/28/2014) [-]
**fachingen rolled image** I hope this works
#68 - fachingen (10/28/2014) [-]
image-rolling masterrace!!
#63 - *roll image* how do you do this?  [+] (5 new replies) 10/28/2014 on *roll title* +1
#65 - micekill (10/28/2014) [-]
**micekill rolled image** trial and error son, trial and error
#64 - beerholder (10/28/2014) [-]
**beerholder rolled image** almost 3 years on this fuckin site, still can't roll
#67 - beerholder (10/28/2014) [-]
**beerholder rolled image** well, hold it there, it fucken worked
#66 - fachingen (10/28/2014) [-]
**fachingen rolled image** I hope this works
#68 - fachingen (10/28/2014) [-]
image-rolling masterrace!!
#9 - is this still relevant? 10/28/2014 on Big giant douche 0
#10 - Dooom - doooom - dooom - dooooom  [+] (1 new reply) 10/26/2014 on Just this once... +6
#13 - bellbottomshark (10/26/2014) [-]
That'll give your mother in law the sniffles.
#45 - No problem, i enjoy telling stories of the old era, the thing … 10/25/2014 on Defence +1
#41 - naaah, the thing was doomed to fall, the downfall was written …  [+] (2 new replies) 10/25/2014 on Defence +3
User avatar #43 - reginleif (10/25/2014) [-]
Well I may or may not agree with your thoughts on the SU, but that was a damned fine story. Thanks for sharing.
#45 - beerholder (10/25/2014) [-]
No problem, i enjoy telling stories of the old era, the thing is that the downfall of a political and social system is very complex, and you cannot attribute an event to it, it's better to see it as a process. In the end, I believe people did it, in their simple nature of being people. Communism was in itself a very optimistic system, the whole idea of believing in equality denotes optimism to the point of naivety.

For example, my father used to work at the forgery. And the forgery received a yearly plan that needed to be fulfilled, just like in the branch of a corporation. They had to produce a number of, let's say... door handles per month in order to fulfill the plan. Nobody asked why the state needed so many damn door handles, but it didn't matter for the directors, as long as the plan was fulfilled. And once it was fulfilled, the next year, they optimistically claimed the factory can do better and received the plan and tools to increase their productivity and therefore produce more door handles. At one point, there was a huge pile of door handles rusting in storage because nobody could use that many... The directors gave the orders, the plan was being fulfilled, they kept their jobs and gained face even though nothing productive was really achieved.

This is why I think this whole human ego thing was a decisive factor in the process of the collapse in the Soviet Block.
#33 - They took the machiavellian approach, right after 2nd world …  [+] (4 new replies) 10/25/2014 on Defence +2
User avatar #35 - reginleif (10/25/2014) [-]
From my understanding of Soviet History, the downfall of the Soviet Union occured because of the policy of Perestroika, not because of the misery the SU caused. Who knows if SU had not shown weakness, maybe the Satellite nations could have been made to obey still.

It all goes back to not being soft though, which I doubt Putin would do.
#41 - beerholder (10/25/2014) [-]
naaah, the thing was doomed to fall, the downfall was written in its roots. The political and social systems worked on the premise of egalitarianism, that people are inherently good to one another and will help one another. This ideology worked for a generation, but the concept faded as people started naturally to want more, to aspire for greater things, to be better than his neighbor. Social competition started being a thing, and those in power started to take more so people would respect them. And it all went down a hierarchical system, those who wanted more started to adhere to those in power for the sole benefit of their own ego.

I remember in my town, I (as a kid) obligatory had to address a cop only with kind words, and when I walked passed one with my mother, I remember as she started to tremble and tighten her grip on my hand. We didn't do anything, but the cops were vicious as fuck, trying to nail anyone for anything just to get a good review and maybe a promotion. This fear that they induced only generated anger and those cops in my town had to leave after the revolution. I heard they were found in another city after a few years and savagely beaten.

Those were hard times and I guarantee you that the machiavellian thing with "it's better to be feared than loved" is a double edged sword that can swing both ways
User avatar #43 - reginleif (10/25/2014) [-]
Well I may or may not agree with your thoughts on the SU, but that was a damned fine story. Thanks for sharing.
#45 - beerholder (10/25/2014) [-]
No problem, i enjoy telling stories of the old era, the thing is that the downfall of a political and social system is very complex, and you cannot attribute an event to it, it's better to see it as a process. In the end, I believe people did it, in their simple nature of being people. Communism was in itself a very optimistic system, the whole idea of believing in equality denotes optimism to the point of naivety.

For example, my father used to work at the forgery. And the forgery received a yearly plan that needed to be fulfilled, just like in the branch of a corporation. They had to produce a number of, let's say... door handles per month in order to fulfill the plan. Nobody asked why the state needed so many damn door handles, but it didn't matter for the directors, as long as the plan was fulfilled. And once it was fulfilled, the next year, they optimistically claimed the factory can do better and received the plan and tools to increase their productivity and therefore produce more door handles. At one point, there was a huge pile of door handles rusting in storage because nobody could use that many... The directors gave the orders, the plan was being fulfilled, they kept their jobs and gained face even though nothing productive was really achieved.

This is why I think this whole human ego thing was a decisive factor in the process of the collapse in the Soviet Block.
#29 - "the sinews of war are infinite money." - Cicero …  [+] (7 new replies) 10/25/2014 on Defence +4
User avatar #38 - arandomanon (10/25/2014) [-]
Indeed. Even if Russia won, their troops would have to deal with pissed off civilians and resistance cells. It's never that easy.
User avatar #32 - reginleif (10/25/2014) [-]
I imagine if they took the machiavellan approach they'd just kill off anyone complaining.

#33 - beerholder (10/25/2014) [-]
They took the machiavellian approach, right after 2nd world war. I live in a former communist country, and I tell you, the west didn't fear the soviet union as much as the people within it hated it.
User avatar #35 - reginleif (10/25/2014) [-]
From my understanding of Soviet History, the downfall of the Soviet Union occured because of the policy of Perestroika, not because of the misery the SU caused. Who knows if SU had not shown weakness, maybe the Satellite nations could have been made to obey still.

It all goes back to not being soft though, which I doubt Putin would do.
#41 - beerholder (10/25/2014) [-]
naaah, the thing was doomed to fall, the downfall was written in its roots. The political and social systems worked on the premise of egalitarianism, that people are inherently good to one another and will help one another. This ideology worked for a generation, but the concept faded as people started naturally to want more, to aspire for greater things, to be better than his neighbor. Social competition started being a thing, and those in power started to take more so people would respect them. And it all went down a hierarchical system, those who wanted more started to adhere to those in power for the sole benefit of their own ego.

I remember in my town, I (as a kid) obligatory had to address a cop only with kind words, and when I walked passed one with my mother, I remember as she started to tremble and tighten her grip on my hand. We didn't do anything, but the cops were vicious as fuck, trying to nail anyone for anything just to get a good review and maybe a promotion. This fear that they induced only generated anger and those cops in my town had to leave after the revolution. I heard they were found in another city after a few years and savagely beaten.

Those were hard times and I guarantee you that the machiavellian thing with "it's better to be feared than loved" is a double edged sword that can swing both ways
User avatar #43 - reginleif (10/25/2014) [-]
Well I may or may not agree with your thoughts on the SU, but that was a damned fine story. Thanks for sharing.
#45 - beerholder (10/25/2014) [-]
No problem, i enjoy telling stories of the old era, the thing is that the downfall of a political and social system is very complex, and you cannot attribute an event to it, it's better to see it as a process. In the end, I believe people did it, in their simple nature of being people. Communism was in itself a very optimistic system, the whole idea of believing in equality denotes optimism to the point of naivety.

For example, my father used to work at the forgery. And the forgery received a yearly plan that needed to be fulfilled, just like in the branch of a corporation. They had to produce a number of, let's say... door handles per month in order to fulfill the plan. Nobody asked why the state needed so many damn door handles, but it didn't matter for the directors, as long as the plan was fulfilled. And once it was fulfilled, the next year, they optimistically claimed the factory can do better and received the plan and tools to increase their productivity and therefore produce more door handles. At one point, there was a huge pile of door handles rusting in storage because nobody could use that many... The directors gave the orders, the plan was being fulfilled, they kept their jobs and gained face even though nothing productive was really achieved.

This is why I think this whole human ego thing was a decisive factor in the process of the collapse in the Soviet Block.
#27 - when did France fell? Oh, you mean that time when the governme…  [+] (2 new replies) 10/25/2014 on Defence +1
User avatar #78 - somuchfreedom (10/26/2014) [-]
when their government surrendered and became a puppet of the German army
User avatar #28 - reginleif (10/25/2014) [-]
Judging from the ledgers the French used to claim their goods back post war, it seems the Germans didn't bleed that kind of money considering what they took in millions of tonnes of food and machinery.

There was also the benefit of French slave labor in Germany.
#11 - It's probably a zapper from a cheap NES knockoff. 10/24/2014 on Seems Legit +2
#11 - I'm from eastern europe and I agree 10/24/2014 on < 3 Prejudices... +4
#3 - They were supposed to bring back 80's speed metal. 10/23/2014 on Not funny... +3
#5 - Omlette au fromage 10/17/2014 on The language of love +7
#7 - Swell with Voevods and gypsies  [+] (1 new reply) 10/17/2014 on Death from the shadows +1
#8 - dudesname (10/17/2014) [-]
ROMANIA STRONK
#2 - Picture 10/17/2014 on WiFi! +5
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#7 to #6 - beerholder (06/20/2014) [-]
a man of his word...
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