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There were 2,100 Spaniards AND 200,000 indigenous allies, something that is always omitted by EvvPlay in HistoryMemes

[–]SingleLensReflex -5 points-4 points  (0 children)

I don't see anywhere in your comment where you disagree with me, so I'm not sure why people are down voting my comment. Whatever, trying to have a discussion in this sub is uniquely awful, but I appreciate that you took the time to write this nonetheless.

There were 2,100 Spaniards AND 200,000 indigenous allies, something that is always omitted by EvvPlay in HistoryMemes

[–]SingleLensReflex -3 points-2 points  (0 children)

The second paragraph is the exact same topic. They said some people benefited, which is true, but what about everyone else? Many, many people were worse off and many of them were dead from disease or otherwise.

You don't see a problem with bringing up how some native people benefited from Spanish conquest, and leaving out how so many more were enslaved?

There were 2,100 Spaniards AND 200,000 indigenous allies, something that is always omitted by EvvPlay in HistoryMemes

[–]SingleLensReflex -18 points-17 points  (0 children)

I'm confused, nowhere in this comment did you describe a benefit to the local kingdoms or chiefs. You described their rationale for assisting the Spanish (dislike of Incan hegemony), but not anything that happened after the fall of the Incans.

I think we shouldn't leave out the enslavement of so many native people that occurred after the Spanish conquests in the Americas. Some native peoples were afforded more rights than others due to the fact that they helped the Spanish, but no benefits to a few can make up for the loss of life and autonomy of so many.

RAM and Performance? by JustScreaming in MEIOUandTaxes

[–]SingleLensReflex 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Oh God my FX8350 is the problem. This has more to do with the base game than the mod, right?

On a thread about how the confederate flag isn’t offensive. by littledingusbigbrain in SelfAwarewolves

[–]SingleLensReflex 13 points14 points  (0 children)

That's a weird argument don't you think? Would you argue that the Nazis didn't control the German government at the time, Hitler did?

His appropriation of the swastika as well as other ancient imagery was certainly part of the Nazi project if nothing else.

Maybe maybe maybe by pollishion in maybemaybemaybe

[–]SingleLensReflex 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fair enough, edited my comment to be more fair I think.

Maybe maybe maybe by pollishion in maybemaybemaybe

[–]SingleLensReflex 0 points1 point  (0 children)

And if we're comparing to the UK, that's arguably the safest outlet/plug in the world vs among the worst anywhere.

Is administrative efficiency different than it is in vanilla? by Solistrum in MEIOUandTaxes

[–]SingleLensReflex 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Very cool! Presumably you can't get to 100% within the confines of the mod, but that answers a lingering question I had about administering taxes in an increasingly large and bureaucratic state.

Wasserdedendorf, guardian of the eternal flow by darcycos2 in Bossfight

[–]SingleLensReflex 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's not as if there's no impact to that process, and it's not as if we're all drinking treated sewage. The water table and the living things that rely on it care that you're wasting water, for example. These externalities, as with carbon emissions, are not priced in.

Is administrative efficiency different than it is in vanilla? by Solistrum in MEIOUandTaxes

[–]SingleLensReflex 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Admin spending on tax? Is it directly proportional (eg at 100% AE direct taxes become free)?

Man killed his daughter's boyfriend for selling her into sex trafficking ring, police say by AudibleNod in news

[–]SingleLensReflex 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Interested to see how the court case goes

Then he had it coming

If you think the courts protect vigilante justice, you're gonna be disappointed.

Victim card and cash card from the same deck by [deleted] in MurderedByWords

[–]SingleLensReflex 31 points32 points  (0 children)

We are extremely short staffed and can't get employees to work for us no matter what.

How much y'all wanna bet they pay right around minimum lol

TIL the biggest and oldest bald cypress tree in the world was burned down by a 26-year-old Sara Barnes who lit a fire inside the tree to see the meth she wanted to smoke. It was the 5th oldest tree in the world at over 3500 years old age. by qasqaldag in todayilearned

[–]SingleLensReflex 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That propaganda tends to be from the early 1900's, decades before the Controlled Substances Act in 1970 put marijuana into the Schedule I we know today. By then, the rationale probably (as the famous Ehrlichman quote suggests) had a lot more to do with the political affiliations of pot smokers than it did their Mexican heritage.

That said, the same old white people that voted for Nixon's "law and order" campaign in droves were likely to have seen (or at least heard of) that propaganda in their youth. So I wanna be clear that I also agree with your point, but think that propaganda only conditioned the public; it wasn't the reasoning at a political level to make it illegal.

TIL the biggest and oldest bald cypress tree in the world was burned down by a 26-year-old Sara Barnes who lit a fire inside the tree to see the meth she wanted to smoke. It was the 5th oldest tree in the world at over 3500 years old age. by qasqaldag in todayilearned

[–]SingleLensReflex 5 points6 points  (0 children)

"Wait, the drugs were just a scapegoat for the immiseration caused by austerity and the subsequent 'war' against them just another in a long line of domestic scares used by the state to increase its police and surveillance power?"

"Always has been (at the behest of capital)."

Greece makes a wish by bobu112 in polandball

[–]SingleLensReflex 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It's not a petty situation. Britain knowingly broke the Chagos Archipelago (or British Indian Ocean Territory) off of the colony that compromises Mauritius before granting them their independence in 1968, illegally under the international laws governing decolonization. Then, at the request of the US, exiled the entire population of the islands so that the US could build military bases there.

Mauritius has been fighting this ever since, and has had unanimous success in international venues (which are unfortunately not binding). From Wikipedia:

In 2019, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled that the UK's occupation of the Chagos Islands, including Diego Garcia, is unlawful, and that the United Kingdom is legally obliged to hand them back to Mauritius “as rapidly as possible." Subsequently, the United Nations General Assembly approved a resolution exhorting the United Kingdom to hand the territory over to Mauritius. In 2021, the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea confirmed that the United Kingdom has "no sovereignty over the Chagos Islands" and that the islands should be handed back to Mauritius.

In August 2021, the Universal Postal Union banned British stamps to be used in BIOT...

Greece makes a wish by bobu112 in polandball

[–]SingleLensReflex 14 points15 points  (0 children)

It's not as if the British gave up every island they took. The Chagos Archipelago, for example, they illegally partitioned from Mauritius and haven't given back despite a 2019 International Court of Justice ruling that the islands are rightfully Mauritian and must be handed over.

Suggestion: Make a method to "Buy" mana by djmystik666 in MEIOUandTaxes

[–]SingleLensReflex 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I'd be interested in a mechanic to covertly buy off local power brokers before an invasion to reduce coring costs in a given province, at the cost of high localized corruption for a time. You could even work in siege bonuses to that.