Why do people leave ILX for good?

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Y'all never heard of "social democracy"? That's the economic system I adhere to and doesn't sound at all "communist". Especially the way it exists in the mixed economies of the Scandinavian countries, who all also happen to rank the highest in global freedom indexes. BTW, one of my FB friends is a co-founder of the Libertarian Socialist Caucus (Mike Shipley).

The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Saturday, 13 April 2019 19:06 (three months ago) link

trouble with the scandinavian countries is that they have a lot of space, a lot of resources and really no poverty to speak of

it's a great system if you can afford it

idk. surely libertarian socialism is an admirable end-goal but there's a hell of a lot of work to be done before it can be implemented anywhere with a serious poverty problem

imago, Saturday, 13 April 2019 19:11 (three months ago) link

As I understand the term "social democracy" it would align pretty darn well with strictly regulated markets and align very poorly with any version of libertarianism or randian free market capitalism I have ever encountered. In which case, I'm in your corner, despite the confusion of terminology over your identity as a "leftist libertarian/free market socialist".

A is for (Aimless), Saturday, 13 April 2019 19:11 (three months ago) link

trouble with the scandinavian countries is that they have a lot of space, a lot of resources and really no poverty to speak of

― imago, 13. april 2019 21:11 (fourteen minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

That's not really true of Denmark.

Frederik B, Saturday, 13 April 2019 19:27 (three months ago) link

I'm not sure people think of Denmark when they talk about Scandinavian Social Democracy, it's always Sweden or Norway.

Do you like 70s hard rock with a guitar hero? (Tom D.), Saturday, 13 April 2019 19:30 (three months ago) link

It helps that they’re all ethnostates

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Saturday, 13 April 2019 19:48 (three months ago) link

Yeah, that's pretty much the key thing

Frederik B, Saturday, 13 April 2019 20:10 (three months ago) link

and lj should be mod, yes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4JkIs37a2JE

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 13 April 2019 20:20 (three months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1hHSH9sJUEo

omar little, Saturday, 13 April 2019 21:35 (three months ago) link

why would being an ethnostate help with social democracy?

most ethnostates are not harmonious social democracies and sweden has had quite a bit of immigration: wiki sez a third of swedes have at least one parent born abroad.

ogmor, Saturday, 13 April 2019 23:43 (three months ago) link

jamiroquai is a hot couch guy ime

rip van wanko, Sunday, 14 April 2019 00:07 (three months ago) link

hot couch guy is one of the most evocative descriptions spawned in recent years imo

mh, Sunday, 14 April 2019 02:55 (three months ago) link

What does it describe?

Andrew Farrell, Sunday, 14 April 2019 06:50 (three months ago) link

ilx is pretty much the last public place on the internet i like and i will continue to make empty threads for emo albums until someone stops me

― jolene club remix (BradNelson), Tuesday, April 9, 2019 7:05 PM (five days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

respect

flopson, Sunday, 14 April 2019 08:29 (three months ago) link

I'm a bit over participating on the internet. Ive said all I need to say online over the last almost 20 years, and I'm a boring, middle aged stepmom now. NO one cares what I think. I'l happily read stuff from others though.

― Stoop Crone (Trayce)

i am also boring and middle aged and i think this pretty much sums up where i'm at too. well said!

― the late great, Tuesday, April 9, 2019 6:48 PM (five days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

just keep posting heaters

flopson, Sunday, 14 April 2019 08:29 (three months ago) link

Even though I'm maybe 15% as enthusiastic and optimistic as I was the last time I was a regular? Wow, this site must be a LOT darker than it used to be! Anyway, Facebook (or certain groups in it and my similarly political friends) has turned me into a leftist libertarian/free market socialist, and there's a wider scope of political dialogue than would be found here on ILX, where as far as I can tell most everyone still reduces libertarianism to the caricatures of Roger Adultery and Murray Rothbard (if not a complete misinterpretation of Ayn Rand).

― The Colour of Spring (deethelurker), Saturday, 13 April 2019 Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Is your favourite super mario character wario?

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 14 April 2019 08:39 (three months ago) link

trouble with the scandinavian countries is that they have a lot of space, a lot of resources and really no poverty to speak of

it's a great system if you can afford it

idk. surely libertarian socialism is an admirable end-goal but there's a hell of a lot of work to be done before it can be implemented anywhere with a serious poverty problem

― imago, Saturday, 13 April 2019 Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

We'll just hit your trust fund harder.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 14 April 2019 08:47 (three months ago) link

Grow up will you, for even five minutes of your tiny, tiny life.

FernandoHierro, Sunday, 14 April 2019 08:50 (three months ago) link

No

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 14 April 2019 08:51 (three months ago) link

What does it describe?

― Andrew Farrell, Sunday, April 14, 2019 1:50 AM (seven hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

hot couch guys, of course

mh, Sunday, 14 April 2019 13:55 (three months ago) link

My trust fund? Lol

imago, Sunday, 14 April 2019 13:59 (three months ago) link

Can't you two just act like every thread is a golf thread?

Do you like 70s hard rock with a guitar hero? (Tom D.), Sunday, 14 April 2019 14:02 (three months ago) link

Clutch from Tom D there

imago, Sunday, 14 April 2019 14:05 (three months ago) link

I'm a bit over participating on the internet. Ive said all I need to say online over the last almost 20 years, and I'm a boring, middle aged stepmom now. NO one cares what I think. I'l happily read stuff from others though.

― Stoop Crone (Trayce)

i am also boring and middle aged and i think this pretty much sums up where i'm at too. well said!

― the late great, Tuesday, April 9, 2019 6:48 PM (five days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

just keep posting heatersabout teaching

― flopson, Sunday, April 14, 2019 3:29 AM (five hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

be the 2 chainz you want 2 see in the world (m bison), Sunday, 14 April 2019 14:23 (three months ago) link

It’s tough when you’ve got over the initial heady enthusiasms of youth to think about what can be interesting and entertaining enough to post about. Hopefully new enthusiasms come along though.

I personally avoid the internet and ilx when I’m feeling irritable and disagreeable (best for everyone) -which can be for long stretches at a time.

Luna Schlosser, Sunday, 14 April 2019 14:45 (three months ago) link

Heaters?

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Monday, 15 April 2019 05:28 (three months ago) link

We're all about heaters. I guess.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 15 April 2019 05:36 (three months ago) link

if nobody answered andrew farrell upthread, hot couch guy

if you can, ignore the article and read the tweets. they are truer to the concept than the commentary, which paints a too-specific (and kinda hacky) image. real hot couch guy hours in the tweets tho

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 15:22 (three months ago) link

I get the initial "hot couch" concept of it being a faux-leather sticky situation, but imo the concept of a dude who spends way too much time on the couch, maybe even sleeps there regularly, is the base for me

coffee table covered in fast food containers and empty cans/bottles, maybe an ashtray or bong that is always sitting there. game controllers and tv remotes.

I've... approached hot couch times in my life

mh, Monday, 15 April 2019 15:26 (three months ago) link

i feel like an important element of hot couch guy is that, like, he always has people over to crash after drinking/getting high, so it's less about him sleeping on his hot couch and more about you/someone else sleeping on his hot couch.

they're not booing you, sir, they're shouting "Boot Edge Edge" (Will M.), Monday, 15 April 2019 15:31 (three months ago) link

i clean my couch environs on the reg, theres ways and means of gittin er done without slipping into hotcouching

fremme nette his simplicitte (darraghmac), Monday, 15 April 2019 15:35 (three months ago) link

this thread in particualr was what spawned the hot couch guy thing iirc

Hey man we’re all going to hang out at this dudes place again for some reason even though he has like three places to sit, smokes inside, plays the same shitty rap and the only source of light is from one shitty overhead

— smiling again (@intellegint) February 24, 2018

ciderpress, Monday, 15 April 2019 15:58 (three months ago) link

Thank you all for coming together as a community for me!

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 15 April 2019 17:35 (three months ago) link

warming the cockles of your couch

fremme nette his simplicitte (darraghmac), Monday, 15 April 2019 17:43 (three months ago) link

there was a great bar conversation I overheard a couple years back where these guys were talking about having all lived together in a rented house and it was the house version of hot couch

i'm also reminded of an ilx thread where -- I think it was gr80? -- was talking about taking a shower at someone's place and there was loose change in the bathtub, had been there long enough there was a green crust cementing the pennies

mh, Monday, 15 April 2019 17:47 (three months ago) link


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