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  Property Tax
Posted by: Kalazarc - 16-08-2018, 10:57 PM - Forum: Unrealpolitik - Replies (8)

Should we tax property? I think so.

Seems to me one of the biggest problems facing New Zealand (and most of the rest of the world) is wealth inequality. In NZ the top 1% owns 22% of the total wealth (inc. assets, savings, investments, debts etc), the top 20% own 49% of the wealth.

The way the NZ economy is set up, most of this wealth is tied up in property. So maybe we should tax it?

I don't have an issue with rich people, but as a general rule the percentage a person's wealth that is fed back into the economy is inversely proportional to their total wealth. Poor people have to spend 100% of their income to get by (which is largely spent in local shops etc), rich people have to spend very little of their income to get by, and a large portion of what they spend is overseas (travel, investment, online shopping etc). Having uber rich people ties a lot of our country's wealth up, which I feel must stagnate our economy. The "trickle down" effect has well and truly been disproved at this point.

So, how do we get this 49% of our country's wealth to start flowing again? I reckon property might help. Thoughts?

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Music free speech concerns in USA and NZ ?
Posted by: crispier taco - 12-08-2018, 08:28 PM - Forum: Unrealpolitik - Replies (9)

skip to 2:30



you probably only need to listen up from 2:30 to 3:30 for what I'm going on
I'm not especially sympathetic to the alt-right, but I'm not sure how I feel about these people getting so censored, or companies like Paypal apparently banning users for political reasons?

any thoughts anybody?
I feel like we could tie this into the free speech issues in NZ recently (Molyneux,Southern being deplatformed, Don Brash being uninvited to a Massey Uni event), but I haven't really done any real reading on that either haha

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  metal gear solid
Posted by: ████ - 09-08-2018, 08:53 PM - Forum: Video Game Discussion - Replies (1)





is there any way metal gear solid could make a good movie? is it wrong to have any faith in video game movies?

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  phat games
Posted by: ████ - 09-08-2018, 03:44 AM - Forum: Video Game Discussion - Replies (5)

DOOM is 80 gbs. Tekken 7 is 80 gbs. I want to buy DOOM, but there's actually not enough space on my harddrive for it. wtf, it feels like I'm using a console or something. 240gb SSD on a modernish laptop and it's a real concern when buying games. what is this. On-jail-crazy-rabbit-emoticon

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  Octopath Traveller? More like
Posted by: NZs no.3 - 07-08-2018, 08:17 PM - Forum: Video Game Discussion - Replies (5)

Octopath 'huh this is a pretty dam decent game'.

Who here has a Switch? Trick ques-FALSE QUESTION BRA. No one except me is has one I think.

Pretty fucking good game tho. It's basically a nice modern version of old school JRPG's from the early Final Fantasy era. Pretty reminiscent of FFV and FFVI. The game is brand new IP from  the Bravely Default team who made games you only now just heard about from this sentence for the 3DS that are apparently really good for the same reason as this now tiny paragraph.

Anyway, the games good like I said and have now said typed again. Got some HD pixel art going on which is code for we made the game in Unreal Engine then slapped a nice pixel art aesthetic over top of everything. Blow me down I have no problem with this and it looks really dam good. This is also a Nintendo Switch exclusive btw just in case you want it anywhere else.

So it's called Octopath Traveler right. But what could that mean? Well Octopath is clearly some sort of play on words to do with the number eight or Octopuses? So immediately you are like 'well shit this is Japan we are talking about, I've seen what they do with Octopuses' [1]  But then you'll see the word TRAVELER. Which clearly means there are 8 characters in this game and they all have their own little fun stories and you walk around adding them to your party as you come across em.

But yeah gameplay its a classic turn based JRPG with like an awesome job system and 8 characters each a unique class. Each character has a cool skill you can use in towns and shit. I like this because Olberic's skill (hes a tank ass knight), is to challenge anyone in town to a duel for extra EXP. Which is funny because after his opening chapter the old town master was like we are forever in debt to you please be safe on your journey then after his chatter I immediately challenged him to a duel and WHIPPED HIS OLD FUCKING ASS and left him unconscious in the middle of the street. 10/10.

Anyway enjoy some pretty screenshots:

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[1] See: Hentai

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  trumpity
Posted by: ████ - 06-08-2018, 12:27 AM - Forum: Unrealpolitik - Replies (19)

anyone want to take bets on trump getting impeached? I figure it's still pretty unlikely but thats how I like to bet: with the odds against me and the stakes far away in another country.

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  so im like
Posted by: ████ - 06-08-2018, 12:15 AM - Forum: Everything Else - Replies (9)

lets play some games on the weekend. 
it didn't happen. go figure.

but I did some good work on one of my gamemaker games. I have two in the works, one you go through dungeons opening cages with monsters in them and when that's all done you have to run away from all of them! it's fun! sorta. the other is a fighter platformer with a samoan/hawaiian/generic pacific islander sorta feel and destructable terrain. every so often, I thought I'd do an update! maybe most screenshots and stuff.

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  enter the gungeon
Posted by: ████ - 06-08-2018, 12:07 AM - Forum: Video Game Discussion - Replies (2)

tekken 7 is an amazing game. 
40+ characters, some with over 100+ moves. bears. with an s. there are multiple species of playable bears. both plot relevant. and what a plot it is. I haven't touched the campaign actually but I'm assuming it takes the baton from the standalone movie spinoff don't watch it it's garbage.
not just bears, but there's a tiger. a real like tiger. in tekken. shit is insane. he does wrestling moves.

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Rainbow The Spinoff app
Posted by: crispier taco - 30-07-2018, 10:37 PM - Forum: Unrealpolitik - Replies (2)

Hey you've all heard of The Spinoff: It is "New Zealand’s fastest growing online media brand".

It's politics heavy, and frequently post articles submitted by New Zealand politicians including Steven Joyce, David Seymour, Nikki Kaye, Jacinda Ardern, Golriz Gharahman, Geoff Simmonds, Peter Dunne, some petroleum exploration company.

It's left-leaning but it doesn't come off as partisan, and doesn't pull punches in its criticism of Labour and Greens.

They recently made their app free, I really recommend people download it for an easy window into NZ politics that isn't Stuff

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  FLCL Progressive Episode 4 - "LooPQR" Discussion [SPOILERS]
Posted by: Oathy - 26-07-2018, 08:54 PM - Forum: Degenerates - Replies (1)

These episodes make so fucking sense.

I'm just gonna see what you guys think and discuss that.

Good music though!


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  FLCL Progressive Episode 3 - "Stone Skipping" Discussion [SPOILERS]
Posted by: Oathy - 25-07-2018, 08:16 PM - Forum: Degenerates - Replies (2)

Shit man, there's too much going on in these episodes, if I don't write it down as I watch it I'm gonna miss stuff to talk about.

I still don't get these intros, I think this one was alluding to the next episode.

I feel sorry for fat dude and his paid for GF

Remember the conversion about drawing fireworks. Pretty sure it comes up again.

Haruko in a nurse outfit again. Inside an old mossy medical mechanica as well

Those headphone tho, do you think Hibajiri's brain is fucked now? Whats up with the locking system?

When Jinu and Haruko talk they talk about "Them" and "They", wonder who that is?

Best part of this episode was when they said "FURIKURI" during the break.

Instead of music I'll post a video about The Pillows and making music for the anime.


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  FLCL Progressive Episode 2 - "Freebie Honey" Diccussion [SPOILERS]
Posted by: Oathy - 24-07-2018, 09:06 PM - Forum: Degenerates - Replies (1)

I still dont get what these intro scenes are supposed to mean. Maybe Hibajiri is just has fucked up dreams. Blame the headphones?

Wtf is up with that year book. Pretty sure Haruko is just trying to fuck with Hibajiri and brainwash the other students. Still.. wtf

I don't really get Ide.. last episode he was boasting abot sleeping with a teacher, then shy around Hibajiji, now hes working at a junk yard to make ends meet..

I love the guys speaking japense, so gangstar

Whats up with her headphones, seems to hold back the 'Overflow'?

Turns out the space art exhibit Ide wants to take a girl to is actually real - https://tatsuomiyajima.com/work-projects/mega-death-3/

Don't really like how they put the music way in the background. MAKE IT LOUDER DAMMIT



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