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101  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: What is the opposition to the Iran Deal? on: August 19, 2015, 03:15:15 pm
It's an Obama policy.
102  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: In general, which are better places to live? on: August 19, 2015, 03:09:26 pm
...in an >80% Obama precinct.
103  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: In general, which are better places to live? on: August 19, 2015, 03:05:00 pm
Depends on what you're going for, really. If you're doing well enough financially to afford the sky-high rents that come with living in an urban area, then an >80% Obama precinct is probably for you. If not, the >80% Romney precincts are probably better, as rent (and overall cost of living) tends to be cheaper in the red states.

My rent is less than $600/month.
104  Forum Community / Forum Community / Move to Des Moines? on: August 19, 2015, 01:44:31 pm
It looks like I could easily get a job there. The pay is about the same as my current one, but the cost of living there is a lot lower.

You guys might think this is still crazy for me, but truth is, there are some appealing aspects. For the ultimate Atlas nerd aspect, I'll get to take part in an Iowa caucus! And I've grown tired of my current job and even where I live now (not so much Minneapolis but my neighborhood, which is still great, but having lived here for seven years and having to deal with things like walking by a house and thinking "Oh remember when cool person lived there and had awesome parties? But yeah now they moved to Chicago..." constantly. I think a new area, even a much smaller one, would be pretty refreshing and exciting.

On the other hand, I have a feeling I might grow bored of it quickly, and will start yearning for Minneapolis again in less than a year. And what do I do if I get bored of this job? I have a much better chance of landing a higher paying one in Minneapolis, so it might make more sense just to stay here and look for one.

Due to that...leaning no, but curious about thoughts.

And before anyone points toward my last poll: Yes there are >80% Obama precincts in Des Moines. In fact most of the people I know there live in them.
105  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: In general, which are better places to live? on: August 19, 2015, 01:31:43 pm
Those are not your typical 80% Obama precincts. The typical such precinct is likely a below-average income inner city area.

BRTD, do you seriously choose where to live based off its voting history? That is, if you found a nice, affordable apartment in a precinct that was only 75% Obama or, God forbid, 60% Obama, you would flatly refuse to live there? Even for you that's absurd.

60% Obama precincts don't exist in Minneapolis, and 75% Obama precincts tend to be quite expensive. Unless it's near the University of Minnesota, in which case I wouldn't live there for other reasons.

I should point out that I already live in a "below-average income inner city area." "Below average income" does not have to mean "poverty stricken ghetto".
106  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: In general, which are better places to live? on: August 19, 2015, 01:10:58 pm
In general, both are likely hideous and dangerous places, and I would decline to reside in either under any normal circumstances.
Indeed.  You can probably find some exceptions to prove the rule, but generally those are going to be pretty sh**tty places.  You'd need to be fairly well brainwashed to actually want to live in those places.....hence the OP.

Yeah you'd have to be quite brainwashed and delusional to ever want to live in any of those places I posted the pics of above.
107  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: In general, which are better places to live? on: August 19, 2015, 01:03:16 pm
In general, both are likely hideous and dangerous places, and I would decline to reside in either under any normal circumstances.







108  Forum Community / Forum Community / In general, which are better places to live? on: August 19, 2015, 12:50:08 pm
On principle I refuse to ever live in a precinct where Obama got less than 80%, so...
109  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Lower Federal court tosses VA Congressional map again on: August 19, 2015, 12:43:39 pm

The two Pub CD's around the Norfolk area are rather precarious admittedly, which is why our friend Krazen on RRH suggested that when the Pubs do the next gerrymander after the 2020 census (maybe having to wait until 2022 if McAuliffe gets reelected)

We don't know what party the Governor will be at the time of course, but there is no chance of McAuliffe being reelected.
110  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Who are the Republican voters in this precinct? on: August 19, 2015, 12:30:20 pm
2010 Census 18+ population:
White 142
Black 2098
Hispanic 71
Asian 251
Native 8
Other 53

2008 election results:
Obama 938
McCain 122

...and this is in an area where Obama typically won around 75-85% of the white vote.
111  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Dave: "Like" button? on: August 19, 2015, 09:46:53 am
ITT: People who don't post on AAD claim what will happen if an AAD feature is implemented here even though none of that happens on AAD.
112  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Rate the Countries #1 - United States on: August 19, 2015, 12:37:19 am
I don't know about the clumps of tissue bit, but yeah, the pay gap (at least with the usual numbers thrown around) is complete BS.  There probably is a pay gap, but it's small and shrinking.  If you think it's 77% (or 81%, depends on which study you misunderstood), then you're easily fooled.



Did you know that a man is 11 times more likely to die at work than a woman?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsB1e-1BB4Y
113  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Why are white voters so Republican? on: August 18, 2015, 10:34:54 pm
This topic makes me realize I live in a very nice place. Smiley

18+ 2010 Census
White 6729
Black 1913
Hispanic 1930
Asian 473
Native 201
Other 321

2010 election results
Obama 5658
McCain 524
Other 168
114  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The CrabCake Bureau of Funny Post Archival on: August 18, 2015, 09:00:09 pm
Anyway Candy Crush can be fun. I don't ever pay for it but it's a welcome distraction waiting for the bus or on the light rail or waiting for an Ingress portal to cool down.
115  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The CrabCake Bureau of Funny Post Archival on: August 18, 2015, 08:51:48 pm
My phone is also a Galaxy S4.

Ah... but I actually have an S5. I keep on making that mistake for some reason.

Not a big deal as there's fundamentally little difference between the two.
116  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The CrabCake Bureau of Funny Post Archival on: August 18, 2015, 05:58:00 pm
My phone is also a Galaxy S4.
117  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The CrabCake Bureau of Funny Post Archival on: August 18, 2015, 08:47:53 am
? Wasn't intended to be a humorous post.
118  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which forum is ran more in accordance with Christian principles? on: August 18, 2015, 08:29:35 am
I just can't help but notice Tinder right next to the Bible... is that lust I spot? That's a sin you know.

Yes. Very odd.

For me? I wouldn't think many would find that too surprising.
119  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Is this the weirdest thing you have ever read a politician doing? on: August 18, 2015, 06:21:30 am
Don't see how what Vitter did is so weird. It may make him a massive hypocrite but it's not like that's incredibly rare amongst politicians.
120  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: The Onion has a new clickbait site, and of course it's genius on: August 17, 2015, 11:47:45 pm
Reminds me of this:

121  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: The Big City Areas vs The Rest of the State: Indiana on: August 17, 2015, 11:45:46 pm
Uh, DUDE FEST vs. the rest of Indiana? Come on easiest no brainer ever.

INDIANAPOLIS! I SAY DUDE, YOU SAY FEST!
122  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which forum is ran more in accordance with Christian principles? on: August 17, 2015, 09:21:26 pm
For that matter, I wonder if BRTD has ever read the Bible.

Screenshot of my phone:
123  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / John Oliver attacks prosperity preachers on: August 17, 2015, 11:42:32 am
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y1xJAVZxXg

This is really good. And some of his funniest stuff near the end too.
124  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which forum is ran more in accordance with Christian principles? on: August 17, 2015, 08:26:01 am
I'm not a theocrat because I'm not saying that any country should be under absolute rule of a pastor or anything. Just that I want Christian principles in government, which is NOT what the Republicans provide obviously.

I'm confused as to what difference would it make if a political forum was run according to Christian values.

EVERYTHING should be ran according to Christian values.

All liberal, all the time?

Yep. Fit well together.
125  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which forum is ran more in accordance with Christian principles? on: August 16, 2015, 11:26:04 pm
I'm confused as to what difference would it make if a political forum was run according to Christian values.

EVERYTHING should be ran according to Christian values.
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