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1  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Confederate articles in the U.S. on: Today at 01:14:03 am
Do nazis have statutes in Germany? When do losers get trophies, anyways?

Do you prefer soldiers who don't get caught?
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Gov. Jim Justice of West Virginia switching parties, to become a Republican on: August 17, 2017, 04:29:52 am

somehow I never realized that a ton of coal is priced only about as much as a barrel of crude petroleum.
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Describe a Breckenridge 1860/Debs 1912 voter on: August 16, 2017, 07:39:49 am
Someone who always votes for the most authoritarian option.

Such a person would likely think of the authoritarians as the other guys.  In both cases they may be someone who sees themselves standing against industrial capitalism and elite interests in favor of the small farmer - the Breckinridge voters being heirs of Jacksonianism. On the other hand the Breckingridge voter is likely to be in spirit fiercely independent (in spite of, in many cases, a dependence directly or indirectly on slavery) and having an attachment to the idea of ownership of property, which would not sit easily with socialist ideology.
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The Most Non-Interventionist Potential 2020 Candidate on: August 16, 2017, 07:11:48 am
I've been noticing the tendency of people on the far left to say America lost the Korean War for at least the last 10 years. It's extremely strange and like objectively, obviously not true?

Most wars cannot be classified by who "won" or "lost" them.
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Kamala Harris' husband is a white man. Will that be an issue w black voters? on: August 16, 2017, 07:06:28 am
kamala is not black! do you people have eyes?

She may be black in terms of how she thinks about herself, due to part of her ancestry.  But in terms of how she is perceived by many Americans, I think you are right.  I don't ever think of her as a black woman.  Whether blacks would tend to think of her as one of their own is a different question, and I really don't know the answer to that.
6  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: The nightmare of the Geography teachers on: August 16, 2017, 05:50:31 am
Do schools still teach Geography?
7  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Why is everyone so obsessed with Alabama? on: August 16, 2017, 05:48:36 am
Unionists, unions and Underwood.
8  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Mass-delete old posts on: August 15, 2017, 04:56:37 pm
Please if you are going to go back and delete your posts, be careful to not delete the posts that begin threads, but only go back and edit them to be empty posts, so that the whole thread does not disappear.
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Past Election What-ifs (US) / Re: 1960 Eisenhower vs. Kennedy (no 22nd amendment) on: August 14, 2017, 01:58:38 pm
wasn't really a matter of Nixon trying to make any special appeal to the South in 1960 so much just the fact as him going up against a Catholic from New England.
10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Past Election What-ifs (US) / Re: 1960 Eisenhower vs. Kennedy (no 22nd amendment) on: August 14, 2017, 12:32:23 pm
Why would Ike go for a third term?  Some sort of international crisis? 
11  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: What did you score on this Moral Foundations Test? on: August 14, 2017, 01:33:39 am
This quiz seemed a little silly.  I agree with whoever said some of the questions were kinda creepy, and additionally, some of the questions had very little to do with morality, but about proper manners in a social situation.  You're not going to deduce a lot about someone's moral principles with questions like that.

Whether a person considers certain manners to be a matter of morality or just an arbitrary preference is a big part of what the test is trying to measure.
12  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Descibe this voter... on: August 14, 2017, 01:28:57 am
his name is Roger and he works in the mail room.
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Past Election What-ifs (US) / Re: 1972: Richard Nixon vs. Robert F. Kennedy on: August 14, 2017, 01:10:35 am

Nixon/Agnew 395 54.0
RFK/Sanford  143 44.3
14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Past Election What-ifs (US) / Re: 1972: Richard Nixon vs. Robert F. Kennedy on: August 14, 2017, 01:06:34 am

Nixon/Agnew   54.0%
RFK/Sanford    44.3%
15  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: OH-07 & OH-14 on: August 13, 2017, 11:11:25 pm
Why did the other OH thread get locked BuckeyeNut?
16  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Alex Jones/Infowars sells 10M $ worth of merchandise a year on: August 13, 2017, 11:08:56 pm
please do not spam the forum with advertising. thanks.
17  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: What did you score on this Moral Foundations Test? on: August 13, 2017, 10:58:25 pm


Care 94.4%
Purity 77.8%
Liberty 72.2%
Fairness 61.1%
Authority 61.1%
Loyalty 47.2%
   
Your strongest moral foundation is Care.
Your morality is closest to that of a Conservative.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which State Has the Best/Worst Collective of Atlas users? on: August 13, 2017, 10:26:23 pm
The only state that really stands out is Virginia. Sometimes I want to bike over to the river and flip you all off, though there are a few posters that are OK (NSDAP and Frodo come to mind).

Just curious, is there a Maryland-Virginia rivalry, just like there's one with New Jersey and the states that surround it?

Mary who?
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you allow Hillary Clinton to baptize your kids? on: August 13, 2017, 03:07:44 am
maybe in an alternate timeline.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Who is your ideological twin? on: August 13, 2017, 03:05:28 am
All alone. Sad

don't worry i am sort of not too far away sometimes
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which State Has the Best/Worst Collective of Atlas users? on: August 13, 2017, 03:03:39 am
Why all the VA hate here???

Disproportionately neoliberal/strong Clinton supporters and/or fiscally conservative, socially liberal. Most are from NoVA, which are predominantly wealthy suburbs of DC, so they generally represent a kind of politics loathed by Conservatives and Progressives alike.

No, there are plenty of bad Virginia posters who don't fit this mold. Shua and Sunrise are both awful, for example.

Huh, you and I have very... different ideas on who counts as a bad poster.

Antisemitism and antivegetarianism.

Grin
22  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Congressman Dana Rohrabacher retweets white supremacist on: August 12, 2017, 12:53:00 am

Oh I see. So because the almighty TwitterTM allows vile people to have a platform, we must accept it when our public officials further push vile people who peddle disgusting ideologies to the forefront. There's definitely nothing problematic with that being the norm. Can't wait to see the lovely societal repercussions of further normalizing white nationalism in American society.

better than turning the ad hominem fallacy into secular dogma through which anyone who quotes certain others on any topic whatsoever are castigated.

Please work on the grammar before you use big words. My small avacado brain can't handle it. Thank you.

Sad
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Congressman Dana Rohrabacher retweets white supremacist on: August 12, 2017, 12:07:09 am
This person quoted someone who also says bad things. Imagine that.  Wow, very scary stuff.

It's generally seen in bad taste to retweet white nationalists in California. Is this normal for folks like yourself who reside in the former Confederacy?

Normal people most places do not pay much attention to who it is they are retweeting, unless it's like from Cher or Kermit the Frog or someone especially famous (assuming they engage in retweeting, which isn't an especially normal thing to begin with).  Most people, outside of very narrow demographics, pay more attention to content.

Riiiight, because it's unfair to judge Rohrabacher on the merits of this action when the rest of his behavior is just so stellar. Celebrating the deaths of Iranian civilians, suggesting we support Isis, shilling for Russia the second half of his career are certainly traits that demonstrate Rohrabacher's "content" (if you want to call his garbage views content) was nonsensical to begin with.

So you are just using this as ammunition against someone you have problems with for other reasons and don't really care about the tweet itself?  okey dokey then.

You're the one who shifted the conversation to the content itself. Not particularly surprising given that no reasonable person is gonna defend somebody giving a platform to a white nationalist. But hey, I guess thinking is different down south in Dixie.

Twitter is giving this guy a platform, as are you by introducing us to this fellow, along with Dana. That's 3 strikes for the enlightened avocado gods of the Golden State.

Tweets are about content. Normal people, as opposed to algorithms, read tweets and don't just look at who is being retweeted.

Oh I see. So because the almighty TwitterTM allows vile people to have a platform, we must accept it when our public officials further push vile people who peddle disgusting ideologies to the forefront. There's definitely nothing problematic with that being the norm. Can't wait to see the lovely societal repercussions of further normalizing white nationalism in American society.

better than turning the ad hominem fallacy into secular dogma through which anyone who quotes certain others on any topic whatsoever are castigated.
24  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Should the French Monarchy be Restored? on: August 11, 2017, 11:41:15 pm
No, and anyone who proposes such a thing is un-American.

I forget, was it the 1st or 2nd French Republic that enabled the American colonies to win their war of independence ?

Enemy of my enemy, lesser of two evils, etc.

?

What's to question?

relevance.

I realize I didn't word that very well. My point was that the United States and the French Monarchy having a common enemy in England doesn't necessarily mean that the French Monarchy stood for the same values as the United States.

True, but one can still be grateful.
25  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Congressman Dana Rohrabacher retweets white supremacist on: August 11, 2017, 11:37:18 pm
This person quoted someone who also says bad things. Imagine that.  Wow, very scary stuff.

It's generally seen in bad taste to retweet white nationalists in California. Is this normal for folks like yourself who reside in the former Confederacy?

Normal people most places do not pay much attention to who it is they are retweeting, unless it's like from Cher or Kermit the Frog or someone especially famous (assuming they engage in retweeting, which isn't an especially normal thing to begin with).  Most people, outside of very narrow demographics, pay more attention to content.

Riiiight, because it's unfair to judge Rohrabacher on the merits of this action when the rest of his behavior is just so stellar. Celebrating the deaths of Iranian civilians, suggesting we support Isis, shilling for Russia the second half of his career are certainly traits that demonstrate Rohrabacher's "content" (if you want to call his garbage views content) was nonsensical to begin with.

So you are just using this as ammunition against someone you have problems with for other reasons and don't really care about the tweet itself?  okey dokey then.

You're the one who shifted the conversation to the content itself. Not particularly surprising given that no reasonable person is gonna defend somebody giving a platform to a white nationalist. But hey, I guess thinking is different down south in Dixie.

Twitter is giving this guy a platform, as are you by introducing us to this fellow, along with Dana. That's 3 strikes for the enlightened avocado gods of the Golden State.

Tweets are about content. Normal people, as opposed to algorithms, read tweets and don't just look at who is being retweeted.
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