As Dawkins said this morn.

Discussion in 'Just Talk' started by Deleted member 33931, Jul 28, 2017.

  1. P J Thompson

    P J Thompson Active Member

    Now why would FR and it's cohorts the central banks be the standard in all countries? Cui Bono?
    And what happens when a country stands up and opposes the idea? When it flies in the face of the Bank of International settlements?

    Maybe ask Gaddafi?
    Or maybe not actually...
  2. P J Thompson

    P J Thompson Active Member

    I've managed to read the second half of this post properly now :D
    There are indeed others and yes, giving stuff away/open source is growing. You're right that the internet is the focus for a lot of it and as you'd expect I'm onside. There are non web based modular technologies being spread with open licenses for anyone to use and develop. There are numerous 'do stuff for each other free' sites and groups. Things like guerilla gardening have been growing (haha a pun). There's plenty going on and it's expanding. I think you could even throw stuff like credit unions into the mix. Co-operatives are coming back. 'Good' stuff is happening that doesn't fit into the status quo box. It's not exclusively geek centred but you're right, a lot of geeks are doing things to try and move things forward. And all power to them!
  3. btiw2

    btiw2 Screwfix Select

    Individual referenda are expensive, but you're right other countries can ask more than one questions. We could ask these direct questions during a general election.
    I think the US has other direct-democracy questions on their ballot papers too. Isn't that how some states legalized pot?

    It would depend on who approves the questions, but if we had a real direct democracy then before long.
    • PM's question time would follow the rules of "just a minute".
    • The monarch would be "Queenie McQueenface".
    • Our national anthem would be composed by Chumbawumba.
    • Oh, and maybe some real stuff too.
    I think it'd be great.
  4. P J Thompson

    P J Thompson Active Member

    That doesn't address the question at all does it :)
    But yes, in both the US and Switzerland extra questions are added to ballot papers.
    In Switzerland I believe it's quarterly.

    And you're wrong, the national anthem would obviously be, Burn all the scummers (sung to the tune of Take That's fantastic hit, relight my fire)

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