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1  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Bernie could win New York on: Today at 01:18:21 am
There's certain areas in Queens that might be pretty strong for Bernie. The problem for him is that most areas where he'd do well are lumped in with areas he'll get destroyed in in the congressional districts. Park Slope for example is in a black majority district. Certain neighborhoods in Brooklyn are lumped in with the State Island district, which is a problem for him because most Democrats in Staten Island are on the heavily minority North Shore.
2  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Bernie Sanders is the first Jewish American to win a primary on: Today at 12:53:44 am
http://www.upworthy.com/america-ferrera-shut-down-an-interviewer-who-thought-he-knew-who-she-was-voting-for
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Boomer Sooner Bushie on: Today at 12:52:29 am
Now that we know more about how certain groups on both sides are voting, I think it's going to become easier. Anyway my NH Republican prediction was pretty decent, so was the Dem side too, I just underestimated Sanders.
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary Election Polls / Re: OK-Sooner Poll Hillary 44, Bernie 28; Trump 30, Cruz 25, Rubio 21 on: Today at 12:50:45 am
Bushie's ignorance on the relationship of Indian tribes to the federal government is hilarious. Where do THEY get the money from to fund their health services? And no, it's not those casinos. Anyone who seriously thinks that tribes are raking in tons of dough from the casinos and that a non-negligible portion of the profits from them goes to anyone but tribal leaders and their cronies needs to actually visit a Reservation for oooh, a couple hours.

The only reason why most people even have HOUSING on Reservations is the support of the federal government, which either owns the houses and rents them at dirt cheap prices, such as the around $250/month my parents paid for a 4-bedroom house*, or subsidizes the hell out of the tribal-owned ones so the tribe can rent them dirt cheap because any actual market price would be way unaffordable for the vast majority of people on Reservations.

*This was in the 80s/early 90s, in today's dollars it ends up being around $450-$550/month. That's still cheaper than what I pay for a tiny studio apartment.
5  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Generation X? on: Today at 12:32:57 am
Horrible Generation generally. But two notable exceptions are Barack Obama and Seth MacFarlane.
6  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Bernie could win New York on: Today at 12:31:49 am
I can see him winning only the districts that include Albany, that big one up near the border with Canada and the one that includes Ithaca.
7  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Are you going to watch Deadpool? on: Today at 12:28:30 am
Seeing it with some Ingress buddies tomorrow.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What religious services have you been to? on: February 11, 2016, 11:52:59 pm
The Catholic Church does not regard it as a sin to go to a non-Catholic church, only if you take communion there.

Do they even offer communion at non-Catholic churches?

Yes, although it's not weekly in most. (Episcopalians and most Lutherans do.) Mine does it monthly.

Perhaps I should go visit one day, I hear people get up and play guitar and other weird things.

Playing guitar is weird?

And the Priest is just some random guy too, like he doesn't have to have a doctorate in theology or go to school.

My church doesn't have "priests", the only Protestants that do are Episcopalians/Anglicans. But the pastor isn't some random "guy" at mine, as there are women too. But yes can be a random guy or girl, more likely to be some attractive 25-year old girl in a hoodie and ripped jeans than anyone with a theology degree wearing some weird robe.

Do you feel that the informality of the service (relative to Catholicism) detracts from the sanctity of the mass?

It's not a mass, and no, not at all. People are far more into and closer to God in fact, since they do the whole hand raising and shaking and dancing in worship stuff. And since the sermon is in a style you can relate to (like I said think Upworthy videos) it's much more meaningful.

I suppose i'll have to observe it one day.

FYI this is an emergent church, 99.99% of Protestant churches are not like this. If you go to a Lutheran or Episcopalian service it probably won't appear much different.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What religious services have you been to? on: February 11, 2016, 11:18:30 pm
The Catholic Church does not regard it as a sin to go to a non-Catholic church, only if you take communion there.

Do they even offer communion at non-Catholic churches?

Yes, although it's not weekly in most. (Episcopalians and most Lutherans do.) Mine does it monthly.

Perhaps I should go visit one day, I hear people get up and play guitar and other weird things.

Playing guitar is weird?

And the Priest is just some random guy too, like he doesn't have to have a doctorate in theology or go to school.

My church doesn't have "priests", the only Protestants that do are Episcopalians/Anglicans. But the pastor isn't some random "guy" at mine, as there are women too. But yes can be a random guy or girl, more likely to be some attractive 25-year old girl in a hoodie and ripped jeans than anyone with a theology degree wearing some weird robe.

Do you feel that the informality of the service (relative to Catholicism) detracts from the sanctity of the mass?

It's not a mass, and no, not at all. People are far more into and closer to God in fact, since they do the whole hand raising and shaking and dancing in worship stuff. And since the sermon is in a style you can relate to (like I said think Upworthy videos) it's much more meaningful.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What religious services have you been to? on: February 11, 2016, 10:48:03 pm
The Catholic Church does not regard it as a sin to go to a non-Catholic church, only if you take communion there.

Do they even offer communion at non-Catholic churches?

Yes, although it's not weekly in most. (Episcopalians and most Lutherans do.) Mine does it monthly.

Perhaps I should go visit one day, I hear people get up and play guitar and other weird things.

Playing guitar is weird?

And the Priest is just some random guy too, like he doesn't have to have a doctorate in theology or go to school.

My church doesn't have "priests", the only Protestants that do are Episcopalians/Anglicans. But the pastor isn't some random "guy" at mine, as there are women too. But yes can be a random guy or girl, more likely to be some attractive 25-year old girl in a hoodie and ripped jeans than anyone with a theology degree wearing some weird robe.
11  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: 538 maps Facebook likes for each candidate by county on: February 11, 2016, 05:41:57 pm
Wait, Ben Carson is the most liked candidate? WTF? Huh

Carson was well known in conservative evangelical circles long before his campaign, he did a lot of motivational speaking gigs at churches and had some books. Most of those "likes" probably predate his campaign.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Boomer Sooner Bushie on: February 11, 2016, 04:19:55 pm
Not yet. Far too soon.

They're saved and available here: https://theprimarypredictions.wordpress.com
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Boomer Sooner Bushie on: February 11, 2016, 01:24:52 pm
Up Torie:

1-I HATE heavy metal. HATE HATE HATE heavy metal.
2-I'm actually making a lot of primary analysis and am even making county prediction maps, just posting them on AAD.
14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Bernie Sanders is the first Jewish American to win a primary on: February 11, 2016, 12:13:12 pm
Only dumbs on Atlas think these sort of identity politics matter in 2016.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Boomer Sooner Bushie on: February 11, 2016, 12:04:53 pm
You mean you don't believe Alexis Tsipras is the Antichrist Grumps?
16  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: When did you decide to support your current favorite candidate? on: February 11, 2016, 09:12:19 am
After Iowa.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Bernie Sanders vs. BushOklahoma on: February 11, 2016, 09:11:24 am
Well it appears socialism would win after all!
18  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Opinion of Bedford, NH on: February 11, 2016, 09:03:22 am
I've been this way since high school. I doubt I can "knock it off" any time soon.
19  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Millennials on: February 11, 2016, 09:01:34 am
I just really like how we vote. And we gave the world Barack Obama.
20  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary Election Polls / Re: OK-Sooner Poll Hillary 44, Bernie 28; Trump 30, Cruz 25, Rubio 21 on: February 11, 2016, 08:58:11 am
Seriously Bushie you should think for yourself for once instead of regurgitating crap people at your church tell you.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Boomer Sooner Bushie on: February 11, 2016, 08:55:45 am
I thought we had agreed to keep the bullying of Bushy at the toxic place.

He's not being "bullied" anymore than your typical useless 2016 presidential hack.

And discussing his personal life is banned, but this is about how absurd his attacks on Sanders are, and how vapid his analysis and predictions are.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Catholics! Are you getting ashed today? on: February 11, 2016, 12:57:49 am
I've yet to see a single person with ashes today which I think underscores my point about Catholicism in Minneapolis well.

OK I did one now. An older woman at Target.

Wow, you interacted with an old?! Geez. You know there's a good chance she's a Hillary voter.

Shopping at the same store as her at the same time isn't exactly "interacting".

Also I doubt she's a Hillary voter. She's probably one of the few Republicans in Minneapolis or was a Republican from the suburbs coming through.

Oh, I had assumed she was an employee.

Having worked at Target in the past I am quite confident they wouldn't allow that for sanitary reasons.
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Wildlife refuge occupation standoff likely nearing an end on: February 11, 2016, 12:54:25 am
http://www.oregonlive.com/oregon-standoff/2016/02/oregon_standoff_fbi_moves_in_o.html

FBI has them surrounded, and the four remaining occupiers are expected to surrender at 8AM tomorrow morning.
24  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Most Women Oppose Selective Service Registration on: February 11, 2016, 12:51:19 am
Even ignoring points about the morality of the draft (where I stand there is quite clear) or the effectiveness of the draft with the modern military (once again where I stand is quite clear), there's also the fact that Selective Service is absolutely pointless in 2016, since the needed information can be obtained quite easily and is already frequently used every time a credit check or employment background check is ran. Plus no one ever updates their address on Selective Service for that matter either, meaning it's even less effective. There's literally not a single reason I can think of for keeping it, and the fact that it's in place to put into place something that'd be quite immoral and and needless is icing on the cake.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Catholics! Are you getting ashed today? on: February 11, 2016, 12:46:57 am
I've yet to see a single person with ashes today which I think underscores my point about Catholicism in Minneapolis well.

OK I did one now. An older woman at Target.

Wow, you interacted with an old?! Geez. You know there's a good chance she's a Hillary voter.

Shopping at the same store as her at the same time isn't exactly "interacting".

Also I doubt she's a Hillary voter. She's probably one of the few Republicans in Minneapolis or was a Republican from the suburbs coming through.
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