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#17123157 CE-vs-DF

Posted by The duck on 24 April 2017 - 06:41 PM

Europe wins again, good job guys
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#17121936 Diverge

Posted by The duck on 21 April 2017 - 09:13 AM

why should DI make up with Divine Forces when they were crashed / targetted by them and their allies after their departure from the anti-RoT alliance?
 
I've seen you say some pretty dumb things on your videos but that comment takes the cake

because its a game, who would take that **** so personally
cringe

''haha yea bro let's bury the hatchet it was just a prank bro''... :# :#
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#17121865 Winners OSRS XP Competition

Posted by The duck on 20 April 2017 - 10:30 PM

Won Fletching and Cooking :# but let's be honest we're all big noobs
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#17121683 British General Election

Posted by The duck on 20 April 2017 - 08:29 AM

Just what kind of retarded timeline am I living in where a democratic election is received with so much hysterical venom? Eg. https://www.theguard...mps-theresa-may


Some of us don't want to live in a one-party State (regardless of what party is in power). Britain's become a very diverse country, and a strong Opposition is important to ensuring the minority interests are represented. That the current Opposition have been so utterly useless through the crap-show that's been the Conservative government only shows how important that ideal is. Having literally no Opposition will be worse; even if Corbyn goes whoever inherits it is going to have a tough time.

Same in the Netherlands, the Labour party here has been reduced to an all-time low (and for a very good and justified reason..!). But let's be honest now, whose fault is that really? If even the UKIP is doing better among low income voters according to YouGob then that says enough. Labour is just another party cartel that should have been split up in different parties a long time ago to actually represent different demographic groups their interests. (Party cartel? A term coined by a new political star in the Netherlands: https://twitter.com/...5061107310594).

Perhaps it's a great 5de chess move of May but again who is to blame really? Labour failed to properly represent everyone's minority's interests and now faces the consequences. Best you can do is regroup as soon as possible but that would hurt the party cartel and so that will never happen..
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#17121675 RoT: 2 Worlds, 2 Fights, One Clan ft DI

Posted by The duck on 20 April 2017 - 08:11 AM

Loads of pictures, which is always good. One good fight, though one was just practice I guess. Grats!
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#17121612 British General Election

Posted by The duck on 19 April 2017 - 11:23 PM

The world is not a playground or a game. There are no quick saves or resets; just "relaxing" is not an option. There is a very real chance many of the choices western nations are making at the moment will backfire spectacularly. If nothing else, I'll want to be able to say "I told you so" when my generation of civil servants have to pick up the pieces.

What are you trying to say? The world is indeed not a playground, that is why experiments such as the creation of a political / monetary European union is also very dangerous. There's too many different cultural, linguistic,historical and even economic / financial differences and barriers for it to effectively work beyond a trade union. But likewise, I too firmly believe I can later tell you ''I told you so'' in case this forum still exists a few years from now on. :-P

Suuuure. The only difference is my idea is backed by nearly every person with any relevance to the academic fields of political science, economy and international relations, whilst yours is backed by the drunk guy down at the pub and my racist grandma. I think the odds are in my favor. :#

Funny as you mention it, I recently went to a conference here (KR) and spoke with the British and Greek Ambassador and they too said an absolute merge, which is desired by many, would be very much impossible given distinct differences...can provide names to you or proof of said conference via PM if you want. :-)

We're not talking about an absolute merge at this very moment. I know that wouldn't work either. The EU needs massive reform and cross-country integration needs to be improved immensely before a complete merge would be even close to viable. It's not going to be possible for at least 3 or 4 decades, and that's being optimistic. 
 
We're talking about keeping the EU and reforming it, or destroying it/reverting it to simply a trade union. For Europe to have any chance at geopolitical relevance, we need to overcome them, not trash the whole project and waste 60 years of diplomatic and political progress. 
 
That's where we're going to disagree. We could sit here all day and talk about all the things wrong with the EU, and I'd probably agree with most of your criticisms. I'm not blind to them. Pretty much any criticism directed at the EU which isn't sovereignty-based, I'll probably agree with. It's too slow. Having a monetary union makes absolutely no sense without a fiscal union. The EU has grown too quickly. The EU is terrible at informing the populace of what it's doing; whoever is in charge of marketing should honestly get lynched. The move to Strasbourg is idiotic. I could go on, but I think I've made my point.
 
All that doesn't change the good things the EU has brought to Europe. Peace. Stability. Prosperity. If you ask those same ambassadors whether or not being in the EU is a good thing overall, they'll tell you it's much better than the alternative.

Agreed with most of your points. But, I wouldn't say peace and stability is only thanks to the formation of the EU. After the devastating first and second world war, I think most Europeans realized, with the help of mass media tools such as newspapers and radio that this should never happen again. Japan, China and Korea have been at each others throats for ages too until the second world war, but I don't see them working together under one umbrella either. But, you can't measure the other scenario of ''what if Europe developed without the EU'', so that will only be speculation. I for one believe Europe should have been able to develop without certain bonds, but perhaps at a different pace altogether.
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#17121205 Reign of Terror Weak Prep This Sunday

Posted by The duck on 18 April 2017 - 07:37 PM

This isn't going anywhere. Let's see and wait.
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#17120098 Acceptable Behavior

Posted by The duck on 16 April 2017 - 10:48 PM

I once spoke with Spenc and from that moment I got to know him as a highly revered master genius with unlimited potential. Sad to see this happening!
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#17118970 Old School RS XP Competition

Posted by The duck on 15 April 2017 - 07:16 AM

I know that this is a little late... but crystalmathlabs does tracking live for you and is very reliable (unlike runetrack that we used to use before)
http://www.crystalma...ompetitions.php

I bet you are trying to win all skill categories to beat us little guys!! Dismissed!!
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#17118907 Elite Zerk's thursday night out ft DI/DF/Col

Posted by The duck on 15 April 2017 - 02:13 AM

No surprise you won from some clans.. good job Elite Zerks!!
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#17118285 Free 1 month Runescape Membership, 15 Treasure Hunter Keys, 200 Runeco

Posted by The duck on 13 April 2017 - 07:05 PM

Do I want to give out my details to Amazon? :-(


Don't worry, you've already given them to Facebook and Google. I'm sure the NSA has everything too.

I don't care Mark Zuckerberg can see I like and share dozens of cat videos or that uncle Sam knows whom I live in a house with but my RS account is sacred!!
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#17118280 Old School RS XP Competition

Posted by The duck on 13 April 2017 - 07:02 PM

What time does the competition start? Can you make it start like 8 AM 15 april Korean/Australian time? If it only starts all the way at local Seattle time I miss out on an entire day lol


It'll start and finish at 00:00 GMT as always.

That's 7 AM for me good time to grind
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#17118276 Embargo'd

Posted by The duck on 13 April 2017 - 06:37 PM

1. Sad you didn't give me a shout-out.

2. Didn't Divine Forces try to embargo rot before? See how that backfired..
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#17117518 Reign of Terror vs Downfall [4-0]

Posted by The duck on 12 April 2017 - 05:34 PM

Though Downfall lost, at least they showed they got the guts. So, they're still winners. Unlike some ...
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#17116593 Old School RS XP Competition

Posted by The duck on 12 April 2017 - 12:06 AM

What time does the competition start? Can you make it start like 8 AM 15 april Korean/Australian time? If it only starts all the way at local Seattle time I miss out on an entire day lol
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