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101  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Taiwan cracks down on Uber, offers rewards for turning in drivers on: January 12, 2017, 09:46:39 pm
How about just regulating Uber the same way normal taxi services are like so many US states have done?
102  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Why do people take the Political Compass seriously? on: January 12, 2017, 11:04:37 am
The astrology question is probably because Hitler and many authoritarian Latin American dictators believed in astrology. It's also a fundamentally "authoritarian" belief in that it holds that there are things that are preset and that you can not change or have any control over. However it's still a stupid question for a POLITICAL quiz.
103  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: BRTD's signature on: January 12, 2017, 10:55:27 am
Uh do you think I knew that? It just looked like a sort of generic triumphant gesture.
104  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Jimmy Dore exposes Kamala Harris and Andrew Cuomo on: January 12, 2017, 10:49:45 am
No one except deranged Jill Stein-bots gives a f[inks] about this guy.
105  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Remember when jfern claimed Ohio was stolen in 2004? on: January 12, 2017, 09:48:27 am
That's cool BRTD, but it was 12 years ago.

Has he ever renounced it though? If not how can he mock Hillary voters?
106  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Remember when jfern claimed Ohio was stolen in 2004? on: January 12, 2017, 12:05:25 am
The Diebold-screaming morons did a huge disservice to their cause and the Democratic Party in general.

Why? Because there's actually a valid concern about Republican backed voter suppression laws. Voter ID, shortening early voting and poll hours and all that stuff, it's very valid stuff to be concerned about and fight. Unfortunately a bunch of dipsh!ts like jfern and his ilk poisoned the well by instead just fearmongering with insane conspiracy theories and calling fraud every single time a Republican won a close or even not so close election (check out some of the DU archives, holy sh!t). I mean yeah Republicans do it too, but they're also not the ones threatened by such laws. This is exactly a big part of why DailyKos later banned any baseless accusations of vote fraud just like 9/11 truther nonsense and DU has effectively banned it now too.

It's kind of moot now that most people can't remember it, but jfern's moronic "DIEBOLD" screaming nonsense was a lot more baseless than people being concerned that Russian intelligence is illegally obtaining info and passing it off to an alt-right rapist.
107  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / PSA: Voters don't give a f[inks] who endorsed who four years ago on: January 11, 2017, 11:59:35 pm
Seriously, they don't. The idea that they do is based on Atlas nerds assuming all voters think like they do. I laugh at the idea Tulsi Gabbard automatically inherits all 13 million+ Sanders votes if she runs for this reason (and of course the notion that "Bernie Bros" made up the majority of Sanders supporters and not just some neckbeards on Reddit) and that working class white Democrats want to punish Sherrod Brown for endorsing Hillary or whatever. Most voters don't even KNOW who endorsed someone four years ago.

Proof? Well for starters who was the main anti-Romney Republican in 2012? Rick Santorum. Guess who Rick Santorum endorsed in 2008? Mitt Romney.

Or hell probably the best proof ever:



Your average Sanders voter in a place like Wexford County, MI will not give a f[inks] who endorsed Sanders or Hillary four years ago in 2020...nor will they even be aware. Many might not even remember Bernie Sanders if he doesn't run again other than a vague memory of "that guy I voted for over Hillary four years back". Think of it this way: How many Republican primary voters last year could even name any candidates from 2012 besides Mitt Romney? And who in the Trump is forced out scenario in 2020 is going to care about the campaigns of Jeb Bush or Marco Rubio in determining what candidate to support?

It's a total non-factor.
108  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Which country has the best and worst Green Party? on: January 11, 2017, 11:21:12 pm
LOL at BRTD thinking the US Greens are worse than the right-wing Mexican Greens.

The US Greens are a bunch of Putin-supporting, Brexit-backing, vaccine and technology fearmongerers who rave about "liberal elites", so basically pretty right wing too. Are you using wi-fi now by the way?
109  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you been in a Clinton state in 2017? on: January 11, 2017, 10:54:39 pm
If I lived in Philadelphia, I'd probably be seriously considering moving to a suburb in New Jersey now. Wow. Though I suppose Camden is still sufficiently urban.
110  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you been in a Clinton state in 2017? on: January 11, 2017, 10:52:40 pm
BRTD, how would you have reacted if Trump had narrowly carried Minnesota?

Then my odds of moving to Illinois would skyrocket.
111  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Your favourite gospel of the New Testament? on: January 11, 2017, 10:47:59 pm
Matthew. Surprised by the John landslide.
112  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you been in a Clinton state in 2017? on: January 11, 2017, 10:43:17 pm
I've never left one.
113  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you been in a county that voted for Trump this year? on: January 11, 2017, 10:31:30 pm
brtd what if there was an Ingress portal at an Irish-American NASCAR convention?

I'd go there. I mean I once walked through this playing Ingress.

I mean I suppose there's nothing inherently Catholic about that path, it's actually kind of similar to a Good Friday meditation thing I went to at an emergent church one year. But instead of reflecting on them like at that I only focused on my phone and claiming all the portals.
114  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Portland gets 12 inches of snow on: January 11, 2017, 09:52:07 pm
I'm not impressed.
115  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you been in a county that voted for Trump this year? on: January 11, 2017, 05:22:38 pm
You do realise how much roaming data costs, right?

Uh, I used to work for my cellular provider. They have some very nice international plans that I know all about, including one that lets you use your domestic allowance in most countries for just $10/day.
116  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you been in a county that voted for Trump this year? on: January 11, 2017, 03:35:34 pm
Mind you I'd actually want to visit areas stronger for the OTHER side since I'd have more to do there. More fun to attack enemy strongholds than just hack a bunch of your own
117  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you been in a county that voted for Trump this year? on: January 11, 2017, 03:23:36 pm
One issue of course is getting to where my girlfriend lives, since that would require traveling through a Trump state and many Trump counties. So my plan is to only get gas and food in Hillary counties. That basically means stopping in Eau Claire, and then filling up in Dane County along the way. Rockford would be OK too, since in the end Winnebago County narrowly voted for Hillary. But I'm not going to get out and set foot in any of the Trump counties that exist between Hennepin County and Lake County, IL. Ideally I could just boycott Wisconsin altogether but alas that wretched place has to be stuck between us.

This has however convinced me that everyone's hatred of the Green Bay Packers is 100% justified.

If you were planning to go somewhere on holiday outside of the US; would you checked how it voted in elections before booking it?  Like that seems like such an alien concept to me: one of my best trips was in a place with awful politics (Poland; although it was mostly Krakow which I *think* voted PO which I suppose is better than PiS; although Oświęcim most likely voted PiS which is... regrettable) but I didn't care.  Like sure if you're LGBTQ or an ethnic minority or a women in some places there are places to avoid and there are valid reasons not to go somewhere based on the political climate; but that's a lot more complex than "did x place vote for the bad people".  Besides you're white (I assume), a man and straight, so that really shouldn't be an issue for you.

Christ, I don't think that other than Berlin (although that was an SPD-led grand coalition) I've ever been somewhere for a holiday that locally has had "left-wing" rulers - Brussels has a PS-led government but that contains almost every party under the sun (both community socialist parties, the Christian Democrats from both, plus the OVLD who are the main centre-right Dutch liberal party and the FDF who are centre-right liberals who care mostly about the rights of French speakers) - basically the only people who aren't in are the French liberals, Greens, Communists and Flemish nationalists.  Krakow and Klaipeda I can't check because there's little to no information available in English but the mayor of Krakow is an independent who used to be in the SLD so who really knows, and I don't know about the current Klaipeda mayor but his predecessors were all from the liberal movement so that also didn't have a centre-right government.  All of them are nice places that I'd recommend going to, despite the fact that they have governments that you'd probably disapprove of.

Also its hilarious that you seem to be planning this Clinton-voting place only trip to visit your girlfriend who couldn't be arsed to register to vote, its really quite funny.

If I was traveling outside the country I'd probably plan my trip based around which side was stronger in the areas in Ingress.
118  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The CrabCake Bureau of Funny Post Archival on: January 11, 2017, 03:19:03 pm
Why don't you ask the posters who have met me in real life?

Nothin' personal, BRTD, just can't imagine how I would find myself liking or enjoying the company of someone who writes off everyone who is different from him that quickly.

One of them has the sane avatar as you and we had a fine time.
119  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Opinion of Glenn Greenwald on: January 11, 2017, 01:18:39 pm
"All garbage all the time" is a good summary of everything that f[inks]ing moron spews.
120  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The CrabCake Bureau of Funny Post Archival on: January 11, 2017, 01:10:42 pm
Why don't you ask the posters who have met me in real life?
121  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you wish jfern was still around? on: January 11, 2017, 09:55:34 am
ARGH F[INKS] THIS SUCKS.

Um, we're not dicussing your posting here.

I thought you were also anti-jfern.
122  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: religion in the 115th Congress on: January 11, 2017, 09:44:17 am
You should see the Utah legislature. All but two Republican legislators are Mormon, while only two Democratic legislators are Mormon. That's including both houses, for the entire 104 person legislature. So out of 104 people, there's 91 Mormons.

Really? That's a shame. I thought there was a sizable minority of Mormon Democrats.

Look at the parts of Utah that actually vote for Democrats. They are majority non-Mormon.
123  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Border Wall Actually Happening on: January 11, 2017, 09:24:09 am
https://youtu.be/nTT2fNyKgUE
124  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Ho Chi Minh on: January 11, 2017, 08:45:35 am
This is a fitting thread to post this hilarious clip: https://youtu.be/aSZosqXOyc0
125  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you been in a county that voted for Trump this year? on: January 11, 2017, 08:38:09 am
Actually she's not registered to vote.
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