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101  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Predict winner/margin for Montana: Steve Daines vs Amanda Curtis on: August 17, 2014, 09:25:43 am
Well if Curtis does manage to win she'll be the most attractive Senator by far (and also the youngest which is no doubt why.)
102  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: What is a WASP? on: August 17, 2014, 12:35:13 am
You're talking about areas though. Imagine for example a middle class suburb in Ohio. Germans, Scandinavians, Irish, Italians, English, etc have basically no difference and all live in the same areas. Besides how many whites in the US are entirely of one ancestry?
103  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: What is a WASP? on: August 16, 2014, 11:47:46 pm
Probably best to not over-analyze this.  I mean for me William F Buckley and the Kennedy clan were way more WASP in there upbringing than any Southrons. Boarding schools, Harvard-Yale, the country club, Newport, the Vineyard, white shoe firms.  The exclusivity of these WASP bastions are gone, so the term really doesnt mean anything anymore- like BRTD's favorite Catholic vote or Reagan Republican.

I assume you mean "Reagan Democrat" (though yes, "Reagan Republican" is a pointless and stupid term today, it'd be like someone calling themselves an "FDR Democrat"), but yes, WASP is a meaningless distinction today. As far as I'm concerned if you're white, you're white, the end. Yes obviously the region of the country and if that person lives in or is from an urban/suburban/rural background matters a lot, but those are only tangentially related to ethnicity.
104  General Discussion / Constitution and Law / Re: Satanists use Hobby Lobby decision to ask for exemption from anti-abortion laws on: August 16, 2014, 11:41:17 pm
LeVayan Satanism is nothing but a combination of an Ayn Rand-style personal philosophy and some anti-Christian trolling. I actually agree with Simfan.
105  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Martin Luther on: August 16, 2014, 11:36:55 pm
I think it's worth noting most of that really terrible anti-Semitic stuff everyone thinks of in regards to him, which was quite awful even by the standards of his time was written after his major reforms, pretty close to his death, and after he had likely contracted syphilis and sustained brain damage. He was probably literally insane at the time he was writing that stuff. He was probably never the most mentally stable individual to begin with but that stuff was not reflective of him during his important times.

Now I remember the time I jokingly suggested he become a saint. Can anyone else imagine the uproar against Francis if he decided to do that?

Tangentially, Thomas More is an Anglican/Episcopal Saint, which is hilarious to me.

Do you think you'll actually find any Episcopalians/Anglicans today who would defend Henry VIII?
106  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you remember Alcon/J. J. arguments? on: August 16, 2014, 11:16:28 pm
OK here's a good example of the trying to argue over basic mathematics: http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=144974.400

The key statement being "Santorum was never 20 points behind Romney in Iowa, BTW." in the first post on that page, which is a factually incorrect statement and quickly debunked. After that occurs...well you'll see.

Here's an excerpt which I think works as a good microcosm of any Alcon/J. J. (or really anyone/J. J.) argument:

Five of those polls had Romney over +20 on Santorum.  Good lord, J. J.

Alcon, that was the question.  How many show a 20 point lead for Romney over Santorum?
107  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you remember Alcon/J. J. arguments? on: August 16, 2014, 11:11:46 pm
Here's a good starter example: http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=162123.0

The arguments over polls are a bit more hidden in various threads, but they are even more blatant since it's basically akin to J. J. saying "2+2=5" and Alcon saying "no, 2+2=4, you're stupid"
108  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you ever spend this much on toothpaste? on: August 16, 2014, 11:07:16 pm
Toothpaste is a REALLY old creation. Most people probably assume it comes from the 19th century or so. Actually it existed and was used when Jesus was around. It's changed a bit since then and become less crude, but the basis remains the same, and the important thing is the brushing. The lack of difference is why companies spend so much time on marketing since they want you to use their product which is functionally identical to the competitor's. Hence why Aim is so cheap with no marketing.

This doesn't apply of course if you have some condition that requires Sensodyne or whatever, but the fact is the vast majority of people don't need to care about brands or the differences because there functionally aren't any. Toothpaste is toothpaste.
109  Forum Community / Forum Community / Do you remember Alcon/J. J. arguments? on: August 16, 2014, 11:02:23 pm
Alas all these noobs probably don't.

Those were honestly literally (and everyone knows I don't misuse this word) the most one-sided debates I've ever seen, and that includes ones involving Young Earth Creationists. One thing Alcon's good at is not just demolishing an incorrect statement but making very clear point by point just how wrong it is and how stupid it is to say.
110  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: St Louis police murder scandal (PLUS: riots, idiotic press conferences, etc.) on: August 16, 2014, 12:49:00 pm
Is it time for RP to leave the Forum again? God, I hope so.

Phil for once is dead on.
111  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: August 16, 2014, 10:59:58 am
Why are jmfcst and opebo banned and 20RP12 isn't?
112  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Opinion of Yazidi on: August 16, 2014, 09:07:22 am
http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stoning_of_Du%27a_Khalil_Aswad

Not a fan.
113  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Oxford School of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts IV on: August 15, 2014, 09:24:08 am
The content of the post is not why its being included. It's for being grammatical nonsense.
114  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Oxford School of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts IV on: August 14, 2014, 10:27:46 pm
I really like Pensacola, however, that literally is basically in Alabama. But Orlando is central, so I voted that way. It also is on the dividing line of Florida, if you will. South of Orlando, the state is more akin to a Northeastern state, while north of Orlando you basically have "the South".
115  General Politics / Individual Politics / 100 Largest US Cities Series: Durham on: August 14, 2014, 08:27:39 pm
#82: Durham, North Carolina
Population: 245,475

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durham,_North_Carolina

83: Madison, Wisconsin 88.9%
84: Lubbock, Texas 36.4%
85: Irvine, California 52.0%
86: Winston-Salem, North Carolina 85.2%
87: Glendale, Arizona 25.0%
88: Garland, Texas 45.5%
89: Hialeah, Florida 33.3%
90: Reno, Nevada 56.5%
91: Chesapeake, Virginia 40.9%
92: Gilbert, Arizona 31.3%
93: Baton Rouge, Lousiana 69.0%
94: Irving, Texas 35.0%
95: Scottsdale, Arizona 31.6%
96: North Las Vegas, Nevada 21.4%
97: Fremont, California 66.7%
98. Boise, Idaho 78.9%
99. Richmond, Virginia 74.3%
100. San Bernardino, California 34.5%
116  General Politics / Economics / Re: Job Openings in U.S. Increase to Highest Level Since 2001 on: August 13, 2014, 09:43:34 pm
So that explains why Bushie manages to keep getting hired.
117  General Politics / International General Discussion / Opinion of this chart on: August 13, 2014, 09:40:57 pm
118  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Martin Luther on: August 13, 2014, 07:50:36 pm
Horrible. Protestantism is a plague that must be ruthlessly stomped out.

What about my types?
119  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 100 Largest US Cities Series: Madison on: August 13, 2014, 07:24:19 pm
Now THIS is a Freedom City easily. Second best city in the Midwest.
120  General Politics / Individual Politics / 100 Largest US Cities Series: Madison on: August 13, 2014, 07:23:30 pm
#83: Madison, Wisconsin
Population: 243,344

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madison,_Wisconsin

84: Lubbock, Texas 36.4%
85: Irvine, California 52.0%
86: Winston-Salem, North Carolina 85.2%
87: Glendale, Arizona 25.0%
88: Garland, Texas 45.5%
89: Hialeah, Florida 33.3%
90: Reno, Nevada 56.5%
91: Chesapeake, Virginia 40.9%
92: Gilbert, Arizona 31.3%
93: Baton Rouge, Lousiana 69.0%
94: Irving, Texas 35.0%
95: Scottsdale, Arizona 31.6%
96: North Las Vegas, Nevada 21.4%
97: Fremont, California 66.7%
98. Boise, Idaho 78.9%
99. Richmond, Virginia 74.3%
100. San Bernardino, California 34.5%
121  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Martin Luther on: August 13, 2014, 02:05:56 pm
Both. Big time.
122  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you ever spend this much on toothpaste? on: August 13, 2014, 06:13:34 am
HockeyDude has the right idea. Aim is great and cheap toothpaste.
123  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Citing Israel, GOP eyes Jewish vote on: August 12, 2014, 08:55:54 pm
It appears the outreach is specifically towards the (growing) share of Orthodox and Conservative Jews for whom Israel is a genuine in-road. The Brighton Beach Democrat, if you will.

So the GOP is making an outreach to voters in New York? Yeah that'll be quite helpful.
124  Forum Community / Forum Community / Would you ever spend this much on toothpaste? on: August 12, 2014, 08:48:43 pm
125  General Politics / Individual Politics / 100 Largest US Cities Series: Lubbock on: August 12, 2014, 05:43:32 pm
#84: Lubbock, Texas
Population: 239,538

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lubbock,_Texas

85: Irvine, California 52%
86: Winston-Salem, North Carolina 85.2%
87: Glendale, Arizona 25.0%
88: Garland, Texas 45.5%
89: Hialeah, Florida 33.3%
90: Reno, Nevada 56.5%
91: Chesapeake, Virginia 40.9%
92: Gilbert, Arizona 31.3%
93: Baton Rouge, Lousiana 69.0%
94: Irving, Texas 35.0%
95: Scottsdale, Arizona 31.6%
96: North Las Vegas, Nevada 21.4%
97: Fremont, California 66.7%
98. Boise, Idaho 78.9%
99. Richmond, Virginia 74.3%
100. San Bernardino, California 34.5%
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