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Quantum Vibe / Re: Emissary from the Intergalactic Council.
« Last post by MirrorField on March 20, 2020, 04:44:36 am »
A Floating throne with surrounding force-screen bubble. I'm reminded of spacing guild representative in old Dune movie and force-bubble grav-chairs of Cetagandan Haut-ladies in Lois McMaster Bujold's books. (Takes basically crew-served weaponry to breach.)

Someone's got a big ego or at least has to play part for the role...
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Quantum Vibe / Re: Sigh...Of Course It Was
« Last post by JanessaVR on March 20, 2020, 12:15:54 am »
There's no such thing as "democratic socialism."  If there's still a free market, it's a Capitalist country, even if it has social welfare programs and market regulation.  Again, you keep making the Bernie Sanders mistake.  If a country is truly Socialist, you'll know.  For the best modern example, see Venezuela, where Socialism was faithfully implemented.  Capitalism is the natural state of humanity - it takes authoritarian government control to suppress that into a command economy (and thus destroy the country).

Also, I wonder why you read Quantum Vibe, if you love big government so much.
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Quantum Vibe / Re: Sigh...Of Course It Was
« Last post by Skull the Troll on March 19, 2020, 12:57:35 pm »
Again, that's not Socialism.  The existence of some regulatory rules not represent the implementation of Socialism (and the subsequent destruction of the economy, mass starvation, etc.).

And the "Democratic Socialists" are a smokescreen - they clearly want the real thing, even if some of them don't like admitting it in public.

Always remember - "What did Socialists use before candles?  Electricity."

Naw, there are a dozen democratic socialist governments in Europe that haven't gone anywhere near a true socialist state.  That's the flaw in your argument you act like there aren't good examples of where it works all over the place. Yes there's some pretty bad examples too, but that's also true of capitalism and libratarianism.
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Quantum Vibe / Emissary from the Intergalactic Council.
« Last post by DrakBibliophile on March 16, 2020, 04:24:19 pm »
or the Emissary from the Intergalactic Emperor? [Twisted Grin]

https://www.quantumvibe.com/strip?page=2069
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Quantum Vibe / Re: Sigh...Of Course It Was
« Last post by JanessaVR on March 16, 2020, 12:08:11 pm »
Again, that's not Socialism.  The existence of some regulatory rules not represent the implementation of Socialism (and the subsequent destruction of the economy, mass starvation, etc.).

And the "Democratic Socialists" are a smokescreen - they clearly want the real thing, even if some of them don't like admitting it in public.

Always remember - "What did Socialists use before candles?  Electricity."
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Quantum Vibe / Re: Sigh...Of Course It Was
« Last post by Skull the Troll on March 16, 2020, 09:53:15 am »
I can read this and even admire the system as it is portrayed. That said, Bubbleopolis isn't any more free of laws (Alex just referred to privacy laws for example) than Star Trek is free of money. I like both universes however. You can have Democratic Socialism without having direct state ownership of industry though. A decent example is how you get your electricity or Gas (assuming you are hooked to the grid) There is one network of transmission lines usually owned by one of the local power producer/suppliers. However it is regulated to control costs and to allow for what needs to be, by basic physics, a monopoly. My local power company can't just decide to raise rates. It has to go by the regulating agency in my state to make sure that rate hike is fair. We can have financial assistance to the elderly who are having trouble heating their homes.
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Quantum Vibe / Re: Sigh...Of Course It Was
« Last post by JanessaVR on March 13, 2020, 04:27:04 pm »
You are confusing social welfare programs with Socialism - Bernie Sanders keeps making this mistake and Denmark would really like him to stop calling them a Socialist country.

The true hallmark of a Socialist country is direct state ownership of critical industries.  People who say they want Socialism frequently don't understand what they're asking for, or what that would entail - but they do really like to hear those promises of "free" stuff being showered on them.  But as Margaret Thatcher so famously noted, the problem with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other peoples' money to spend.

And if you really do love Socialism, what the heck are you doing here, of all places, where Libertarianism is promoted rather heavily?  Bubbleopolis exists as an argument against Socialists, who have consistently been portrayed as the villains in multiple comics on this site.
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Quantum Vibe / Re: Now how much trouble will Alex Stern be in?
« Last post by Apollo-Soyuz on March 13, 2020, 09:59:27 am »
Implied from page=2032, Zondra has left the city so no chance to record her.

Maybe the bank account number could be used to trace Zondra, but If she was smart, she should have drained the account before she left the city. She should have also arranged to "meet" Alex in the targeted sphere, if she knew which one it was.

Of course it's entirely possible that Zondra has been left in the dark about the reason for her mission. Maybe the missle missed, and it was suppose to hit Alyss' former home sphere directly? The target very much could have been Alyss, and the aggressors acted on old information. 

I assume there aren't any customs, but maybe there is someway to track people who come and go to the city? You would think that wouldn't exist, but then again we were left with the impression that jails didn't exist here either.

Maybe Relógio Céu (Sky Clock) is a military organization with it's own extralegal justice system?


Just as Johnny Depp recorded Amber Heard, Alex should be recording his interactions with his blackmailer. At this point he has nothing to loose either way from making his own accusations toward her regardless of whether he recorded anything.
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Quantum Vibe / Re: Sigh...Of Course It Was
« Last post by Skull the Troll on March 13, 2020, 08:29:54 am »
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Social_justice_warrior

Social Justice and Socialism aren't related terms by the way. Everything you like about the US is socialist, but very little of it is socially just.
Absolute bullshit - the best parts of America are based in Capitalism.  Socialism is cancer and a plague upon the world - see Venezuela for a country where Socialism was faithfully implemented.

And if you think America is "socially unjust," then I recommend an in-depth tour of several autocratic middle eastern countries for a slice of some real injustice.

Oh I don't disagree that there are worse countries. There are plenty of examples where socialism combined with autocracy has led to disaster. There are also lots of examples like most of Europe where socialism combined with democracy has led to countries with a far higher standard of living by virtually every measurable metric.  There are examples here in America where socialism works well. Capitalism doesnt need to be in opposition to socialism. In fact it can support it. Every hospital in the country wishes that everyone had health insurance- they would be more financially secure. They would be out of business already if it wasn't for Medicare and Medicaid. That doesn't prevent anyone from getting a Blue Cross plan if they want one.
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Quantum Vibe / Re: Now how much trouble will Alex Stern be in?
« Last post by Skull the Troll on March 13, 2020, 08:12:35 am »
he's going to kill himself.

It would improve the gene-pool. This guy is making the town idiot embarrassed.
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