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  1. NAM General Support Topic

    Hi all, Is there anywhere I can find a tutorial on how to use the RealRailway FAR curves?
  2. U.S.A. 2016 General Election

    I'll just leave here a Facebook post I wrote about the election. Disclaimer: I do not support Trump. If I were both American and of franchised age, I would have voted Democrat every election since 2000 (Gore, Kerry and Obama twice), but I would not have voted for either Hillary or Trump. ~~ "Now that the buzz has died down a bit and people have had some time to process what happened in the last 48 hours, I just wanted to put down my thoughts on the elephant (pun?) in the room: how did we elect Trump? It is a massive failure of the Left in reading the electorate. Unlike many people I see from the Left posting on social media and the like, I don't believe that those who voted for Donald Trump, save for a very small minority, are stupid. Whereas the Left was willing to attack Trump by claiming he expressed racist and sexist views, as well as acting on them, I do not believe that those voting for him took this into account when they decided to cast their ballot for Trump. I have also seen people make excuses for Hillary losing the election, by claiming misguided views such as "white male privilege" and the like. Perhaps understandably, Trump voters have placed a higher priority on economic issues than social issues. After all, where their shipyard, steelworks, auto plant or mines are closing down in the face of global downturn, how can these people place the issue of equality above when they are worried about being able to put food on the table for their family? I am personally not disappointed in the results of the election. My faith went shortly after the primaries wrapped up, after Hillary Clinton won the primary over Bernie Sanders. Although I have seen people say that she is "qualified and full of experience", this is a double edged sword; she was very closely involved with the Federal executive during the turbulent times, and it is only natural for voters to shy away from someone who represents the old corporatist view that the average American associates with feeding the top of the chain whilst slashing from the bottom. The trend appears to be continuing, where right-wing populists such as Trump, as well as Farage in the United Kingdom and Hanson in Australia are getting elected. Instead of decrying the voters as "bigoted" and "stupid", the Left needs to learn the real reasons why they are losing votes to the populists instead of chastising them. Putting your head in the sand and screaming at the problem will not make it go away. Otherwise, they will further drive a wedge between society."
  3. Tribute to A Nonny Moose

    To those that may not understand the impact Nonny had on this site: if you picked a random post on this site, there is a 1% chance that he authored it. Out of over 400,000 members, that is a magnificent contribution.
  4. Vale John Winterton - A Nonny Moose. The forums will not be the same without you.

  5. Tribute to A Nonny Moose

    I don't think there was a single regular on Simtropolis that didn't know John nor come across him. He has been here long since before I was, and it's a very sad day to learn that he is here no longer for the future. Sending my warm regards to both the Simtropolis family and his own, in the face of this loss. You will be missed, and cheers for the good times. ROFLyoshi -Kris
  6. Since I last logged on, my avatar has become a white nationalist symbol, allegedly. What a time to be alive.

  7. Show Us Your Interchanges - The Sequel

    Simple, yet economical!
  8. Show us your city, road-or transit maps! - 2

    Better preview so far of my city roadmap.
  9. Show us your railroads

    Railway cuitting through a slice of an industrial park with a siding to serve it.
  10. The 10,000 Post thread V3

    5597: Due to constitutional constraints and the special type of election (we are kicking out the entire senate and starting over, whereas normally we use a US style staggered system), the campaign has been unusually long at 8 weeks. I genuinely don't get how America takes over a year.
  11. The 10,000 Post thread V3

    5594: It's been a while since I dropped in, good on RL syndrome. Election campaign here is in full swing and I'm a campaign manager for the Australian Sex Party now, so that is keeping me occupied nearly every moment for the next three weeks.
  12. American Politics

    One could debate the ethics of Hitler all day. Although I concede that Hitler did do some good things for Germany, here isn't the thread to do it. Let's get talking about American Politics again.
  13. U.S.A. 2016 General Election

    Cruz has suspended his campaign.
  14. Show us your city, road-or transit maps! - 2

    I've always been tempted to build a city based around Wilson's Promontory..