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colonization Shaytan 09/06/2020 (Sun) 23:36:55 No. 15795 [Reply] [Last]
Why doesn't anybody live in places like hashima island or western american gold towns? It seems like a waste of pre-fabricated infrastructure, doesn't it? Would having a dedicated supply chain such as a food distribution center on its own work to incentivize colonist introduction to a place like hashima, or would more be necessary to utilize such spaces for human development? Also, does anybody else think living in abandoned buildings would be kinda awesome?
>>15795 The average person will only stick around where they can make a living. You might be able to have a few people who have the means to survive out there regardless do it but for most people so long as industry and commerce doesn't go there they will not go there. This would be potentially less of a concern in a socialist society though. Theres also the fact that these places will have structural issues and be lacking most of the creature comforts that people are used to like clean potable running water and electricity.
Those places have been badly polluted by reckless development.

USSR media Anonymous 07/15/2020 (Wed) 00:54:47 No. 13127 [Reply] [Last]
So my grandma lived in Lithuania back when it was an SSR (She says she was born right after ww2 for reference) and she liked the movies there, from what I can gather they were family friendly affairs similar to the first pirates of the carribean in tone, any comments and maybe recomendations for old soviete media?
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>>13433 Is that the one with the "No, it means someone stole our tent, idiot" joke?
>>15667 >the later has thot porn Based

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'Self Help' from a leftist perspective Anonymous Comrade 07/10/2020 (Fri) 03:55:46 No. 11977 [Reply] [Last]
Hello everyone. I was just wondering if anyone has any helpful resources for improving your life but from a left wing perspective? I find all the vacuous and trite content of the 'self help' industry where it's basically just con artists pretending to be rich and successful so they can scam other people for the secrets to be rich and successful, and I can't engage with absurd alienated advice about 'being an entrepreneur', 'marketting myself', 'just visualise your BMW until you have it' and so on. I'm very depressed and I find it hard to do anything. I don't have a job either and I live in my parents place. So any steps forward would be helpful. But for whatever reason I find it really hard to 'just do X' to improve my life. I feel like everything is fucked so what's the point in doing anything. Whilst I might understand that capitalism is a cause for many of the problems in the world including the ones that affect me, it doesn't really help me deal with it or find a way to make my life tolerable. So, is there anything that has helped you?
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>>15443 Limpdick asceticism can genuinely help you maintain some semblance of discipline in an environment that constantly insists on you giving into your impulses and wasting your life away wageslaving and then consuming services. It's obviously not at all the magic pill to making you happy and complacent that shitty grifters make you believe it is, and self-help ideology is constantly used to basically shame people for not being rich, but i think the fair thing to do here is to just scavenge what can be useful to you instead of just decrying it. Self-hatred is just another spook after all
>>15443 because it's moronic to let libs keep everything they touch to themselves. they touch a lot of good things too. >>15468 if you can't be happy with mediocrity, then you can't be happy. most people are thoroughly ordinary and there's nothing wrong with that.
>>15513 >most people are thoroughly ordinary and there's nothing wrong with that. Cringe. This disgusting bourgeois complacency is everything wrong with the left. Even if you are average you should not be content with being so.
>>15537 Based. People should strive to do more than to just be average.
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>>15435 Did you give up?

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Art Deco Anonymous Comrade 06/30/2020 (Tue) 07:19:25 No. 11008 [Reply] [Last]
http://markluskin.blogspot.com/2011/03/from-archive-dark-deco-by-dr-michael.html?m=1 <the Art Deco enthusiast, like the devotee of Expressionism, is by that interest making a statement about the nature of his or her soul. He or she is impatient with surface images, bored with frippery, and drawn by the weird and the outré. Art Deco portrays the human being as one secretly wishes to be: a kind of _Metropolis_ robot[rix] with a dispassionate, cool, and cruel disposition. Art Deco is never warm, cozy, reassuring; it is glacial and impersonal. Those fearful of, dissatisfied with, or contemptuous of human emotions seek in Art Deco a mirror which will show them - and reinforce in them - only the non-human aspects of their souls. Post pics of your favourite pieces of art deco. Pic related: Hoover building, A40 (Western Avenue), London, England.
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>>12095 TRAIN GANG
>>12144 Marvellous. I love how in contrast to the solidity of the trains, in the pictures the backgrounds are cloudy and hazy suggesting the infinite?
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>>11075 Is art deco the thinking man's brutalism? No. They were both modernistic art movements, but happened at different time periods, in different conditions. Art deco represented luxury mass production at at time of relative affluence,1920's - 1930's. Brutalism came to the fore after the Great Depression, and the destruction of WWII. https://gallerease.com/en/magazine/articles/the-difference-between-art-nouveau-art-deco__6ae04a6d3cbf <In terms of architecture, Art Deco also had a difficult time competing with modern architecture, as epitomised by the work of Le Corbusier and the German Bauhaus movement. <Le Corbusier was a brilliant spokesperson for modern architecture, he considered a house to be no more than "a machine to live in". He also famously delared the decorative arts to be a dying medium. <Le Corbusier's ideas were eventually adopted by architecture schools and the aesthetics of Art Deco were slowly abandoned. After World War II the style had gone completely out of fashion, with certain areas of industrial design remaining as the only exception. Pic: Cité Radieuse of L'unité d'habitation de Marseille by Le Corbusier
>>12144 On the subject of trains, I do reccommend our rail thread >>11238

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Environmentally friendly products Anonymous Comrade 08/31/2020 (Mon) 09:01:03 No. 15527 [Reply] [Last]
I've been getting more interested in gardening, and I was very disappointed to learn that most of the garden hoses have lead in them or other toxic chemicals that leach into the water, making it unsafe to drink. While searching for a perfectly safe garden hose, (which are nearly impossible to find), I discovered a non-profit website that has a lot of warnings on toxic chemicals in common consumer products. Do inform yourself so you can better protect yourself from hidden sources of pollution. https://www.ecocenter.org/healthy-stuff/
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>>15767 yeah i love my blue geans and mcdonalds trips
also when communism actually hits the fan, i will do the same basically i will continue consume garbage like i do today
after all luxury communism means a cheaper i-phone and the factory is owned by workers too
instead porky, yeah
i will go to japan and become a gamer

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Cooking thread! Satan-kun 10/23/2019 (Wed) 17:17:43 No. 88 [Reply] [Last]
Just post pictures of delicious food and we'll all try to figure out how to cook it later!
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Who is the best Cooking Show host and why is it Julia Child?
Bros I need some good baked chicken recipes. I pop that shit in the oven with some spices, but chicken tastes gross with just that.
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>>5293 >I'll post pics of the completed product later
>>15751 Not op but Ill post my recipe of it, its an easy curry to make, im not going to post measures because theyre for brainlets, just use common sense of how much to put (less spices, more sauce etc). Get the spices at your local indian store. Tomato sauce Chopped garlic, ginger, onion Pinch of sugar Coconut cream or cream substitute Cubed paneer or tofu Coriander powder Garam masala powder Cumin powder Turmeric powder Pinch of cinnamon powder And red chilli powder Pop in a fry pan, cook for like 15 and done.
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>>88 Here's some Tandoori Chicken I cooked recently.

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The Boondocks Anonymous Comrade 08/30/2020 (Sun) 16:02:20 No. 15502 [Reply] [Last]
How based was this show? And, do you have faith that the reboot will do any justice to the previous seasons?
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It was garbage. I used to follow the comic religiously, but when McGruder got that television show it's like he completely lost all semblance of subtle comic timing and it became an exercise in stating the obvious. Also the animation is the laziest I've ever seen in a modern cartoon, as bad as Hanna-Barbara shit in the '70s and '80s.
It's good for crude ghetto humor and occasional based satire or parodies. After a while though it got tiresome, like most over-stretched series.
>>15505 >it became an exercise in stating the obvious. Sometimes the obvious is what needs to be stated. >>15524 I agree that it felt like it went for too long. Apparently Aaron ran out of steam on a personal level and that's part of why season 4 sucked. The comic always had the benefit of riffing on current events. Even with as big a topic as racism and black culture there's only so much (network approved) material to make TV episodes out of.
>>15502 >How based was this show? It's very based. I have trouble thinking of a time where it had a bad take, although obviously the radical leanings had to be toned way down. >And, do you have faith that the reboot will do any justice to the previous seasons? On the one hand I think the show mostly ran its course. On the other I think that times having changed somewhat on the topic of race may have opened up what the network will allow them to do.
Uncle Ruckus was based.

/wt/ watches Anonymous Comrade 07/23/2020 (Thu) 08:44:51 No. 12557 [Reply] [Last]
Not sure who here is into watches, but I really enjoy them as both time-capsules for the aesthetic sensibilities of a period as well as for craftmanship and engineering. picrel is a Soviet made Raketa 'Big Zero' Khrushchev's favourite watch but heres some other interesting examples; > Mao had an Omega pocket watch given by Zhou Enlai > Che was often seen wearing a Rolex Submariner > Fidel also favoured Rolex and would rock up to 3 timezones at a time (typically Havana/Moscow/Washington time) Think it's worth mentioning that Rolex wasn't a luxury brand the way it is now and was more of a tool watch. Anyway, show us what you got or just tell me fuck myself, whichever suits you
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>>14758 Like a Lada in a form of a watch. Durable as shit, can be fixed in any bargain bin watch shop, has its own kind of charm, but not very accurate >>14751 I have a weird love for their calculator and satellite watches. Their gimmicks are great. And having a satellite one just to keep the time on your other watches accuracies on point is always a plus.
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Got an interesting little French watch for £17 off of ebay, can't seem to find anything out about the brand but I like it, fits my tiny wrist well and looks really really nice in real life Should I relume the hands or not? Its really small so I'm kind of worried about breaking something doing it myself but its hard to justify bringing it to a watch maker's to get it done when I spent so little on the watch initially, the Lume isn't the gold bits, I know old lume sometimes turns that colour, it seems to have been the white bits as there's a green-white strip down the middle of the hands that must have glowed at some point
>>12627 The thing with the censoring of the soldier with multiple watches wasn't anything like good communists don't want nice things or that it was wrong to take wealth off of fascists but rather the obvious implication that he would have stripped them off corpses iirc Agree it was a stupid thing to bother trying to cover up though
>>15706 Is eBay a good place to find cheap watches? I always have suspicions towards it even though hunting the discontinued wave ceptor is so difficult with it.
>>15733 Yeah its pretty good so long as you read carefully, and remember that if somethings seems to good to be true it is You can get loads of good old Soviet/Old microbrand watches through it for very little money for the quality, you can also get way better deals on more mainstream stuff like seiko's etc. if you want to spend more or want one of the older styles There are people selling fakes and garbage though like any other specialist interest so just have a think before buying anything, usually proper listings have high quality photos of everything on the watch including the case back and sometimes the movement or are low volume one or two offs by individuals instead of businesses with lower detail descriptions, low no. of pics from a mass seller or someone in Pakistan having 20 of the 1980's Railwayman Seiko etc. you want but having pics that look like they're scans of a laser jet print out are bad signs Above is for stuff £100 and under, which is nothing in watch land but will get you plenty of really nice, quality stuff new and used, if the price is still above that used I'd go to a specialist reseller first if I had the choice

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Are amusement parks/theme parks just bourgeoisie decadence? Anonymous Comrade 06/28/2020 (Sun) 15:29:34 No. 10940 [Reply] [Last]
I kinda like roller coasters though.
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>>11016 Everything is capitalist, everything is bourgeois, and you.have.to.point.it.all.out.
>>11025 >Name a more wholesome form of entertainment 10 years in gulag
Just make them free to enter and pay for the maintenance of roller coasters with your taxes boom problem solved
>>15693 But charge tourists money to enter.
>>15713 *to exit

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Consumer Goods in Socialist states Anonymous Comrade 06/11/2020 (Thu) 02:17:25 No. 10420 [Reply] [Last]
I'm interested in what sort of consumer goods were there in the USSR, Maoist China, etc. Like what kind of toys, games, books, snacks, clothes, drinks, etc. they had?
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>roleplaying game <soviet union thats a nice one, achmed
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Reposting toys
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