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1  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Soouth Florida to become its own state? on: October 24, 2014, 10:12:10 pm
"Soouth" Florida?  Is that how they pronounce it there?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v_IF47rpLLY
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 24, 2014, 10:09:33 pm
Have you inquired with your landlord as to what it would cost to break the lease and leave the old apartment behind?  I don't think you've given that sufficient consideration.  Yes, you might get some future job offer in Tulsa, but that's rather hypothetical.  Your job right now is not there, so I don't see why you wouldn't consider ditching it.


That's an idea that has been tossed around, but considering I still have through May 31 on my lease, I imagine it would be a very high price and potentially damning to my credit score.  It's already suffered enough, it doesn't need to be permanently ruined.

Do you actually know what the price is, or are you just making an assumption here?

Is this even something that affects your credit score?  You're not declaring bankruptcy or anything.  You're not even necessarily defaulting on anything if you just come to some agreement with your landlord.  Your landlord might even prefer that you pay some penalty and then they get someone else in there with a longer lease.  Why don't you just ask?
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 24, 2014, 09:58:39 pm
Have you inquired with your landlord as to what it would cost to break the lease and leave the old apartment behind?  I don't think you've given that sufficient consideration.  Yes, you might get some future job offer in Tulsa, but that's rather hypothetical.  Your job right now is not there, so I don't see why you wouldn't consider ditching it.
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The "Who is running?" tea leaves thread on: October 24, 2014, 08:15:36 pm
Sanders visited NH yet again earlier this week:

http://online.wsj.com/articles/liberals-seek-alternative-to-hillary-clinton-1414193312

He also recently met with Guy Saperstein, the Oakland A's owner mentioned in this thread:

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=199925.0

as a big $ Democratic donor who wants an alternative to Clinton.
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Huckabee the favorite to win the Adelson primary? on: October 24, 2014, 08:10:07 pm
So Huckabee has the same position as most American politicians on Israel/Palestine?

Most American politicians don't say "there's no such thing as a Palestinian", and openly advocate the removal of Palestinians from the West Bank to be resettled elsewhere.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: OC's 10,000 post - how are you marking the occasion? on: October 24, 2014, 08:03:28 pm
Thread title: "DE: Senate: Biden not in trouble any longer R2K poll":


Losing by one point means you're "not in trouble any longer".
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 24, 2014, 06:53:07 pm
Terminating the lease might not be a bad idea. His credit rating is terrible anyway.

That would be even more silly.  As of right now, I plan on returning to Tulsa after this job ends, unless I am kept onto a new contract after this one expires.

Why are you returning to Tulsa?  You don't have any other obligations there, do you?  It's not like you have some deep roots there.  And OKC is a bigger metro area, no?  So if/when you have to job search again, you'd probably have more options in OKC.  If the penalty for breaking the lease isn't a killer, why not just do it, and use the money you're saving from rent there to get your own apartment in OKC and stay there?
8  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Huckabee the favorite to win the Adelson primary? on: October 24, 2014, 12:59:47 am
This also raises the interesting question of how many of the 2016 GOP candidates would answer "yes" to the question "Do you support a two-state solution to the Israeli/Palestinian conflict?"
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Huckabee the favorite to win the Adelson primary? on: October 24, 2014, 12:54:55 am
Again to bring up Huckabee's rather extreme views on Israel/Palestine, as noted in that thread I linked to, here's yet another gem from Huck on the topic, that could potentially win him favor from Adelson, if Adelson is really this far out on the issue as well:

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Huck is bringing up this theme again, now that he's on another trip to Israel.  He's saying that Israelis should be able to build anywhere they want in East Jerusalem, as "God gave them" the land:

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And here:

http://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/huckabee-says-no-palestinian-823467.html

he calls land for peace an "unrealistic, unworkable and unreachable goal."

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Huckabee suggested that a Palestinian state were to be established, it shouldn't come at Israel's expense.

"There are vast amounts of territory that are in the hands of Muslims, in the hands of Arabs. Maybe the international community can come together and accommodate," he said in a meeting with reporters.

10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 24, 2014, 12:39:31 am
Where did Bushie learn to be so prideful?

More importantly, where did he get the idea that he has the right, let alone justification to be prideful?

I assume it is something to do with his religious beliefs. He does, after all, think that as long as he accepts Jesus as his savior, he can do, say and act in any way he wants without any ramifications. Hence why he doesn't feel any guilt for his pride, his slothfulness, and his gluttony.

Of course, he also thinks that the world will most likely end in 7-10 years, which I imagine tends to give one something of a carefree attitude.
11  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Huckabee the favorite to win the Adelson primary? on: October 24, 2014, 12:20:32 am
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Adelson is reportedly weighing which Republican contender to patronize in 2016, and there is reason to believe he will consider Huckabee.

The two men are friends and speak occasionally by phone.

More importantly, Huckabee’s longtime advocacy for bolstering the U.S. relationship with Israel—the issue that concerns Adelson above all others—is another factor that could provide him with an edge over other contenders who are newer to the cause.

In New York last November, Adelson bestowed Huckabee with the Adelson Defender of Israel award at a Zionist Organization of America dinner in New York, calling the Arkansan “a great person, a great American and a great Zionist.”

Keep in mind, in the past Huckabee has said that a Palestinian state in the West Bank is "unrealistic", and that "there's no such thing as a Palestinian":

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=101156.msg2125224#msg2125224

Given that, since this appears to be Adelson's top issue, Huck would have the inside track to winning his favor....should he run.
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The "Who is running?" tea leaves thread on: October 24, 2014, 12:15:59 am
More Huckabee:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/for-mike-huckabee-iowa-holds-the-possibility-of-political-redemption/

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"I've got four grandkids, and I really care what's going to happen to them," he said. "If I were to create an exploratory committee or tell people that I'm going to run, obviously, I've just crossed a threshold, and I'm done [at Fox]. So I've got to be very thoughtful about this. I can't do it lightheartedly. I can't put my toe in the water. I jump in the deep end from Day One or I don't do it."

Huckabee and his team have set April of next year as the cutoff date for when he needs to decide, but the consensus among many plugged-in conservatives in his orbit is that he is already determined to take that leap.

"Mike Huckabee is 100 percent running," said Des Moines-based conservative radio host Steve Deace. "No doubt about it at all. He's in."
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: Tom Cotton on: October 23, 2014, 09:12:42 pm
This is a presidential election trend? Huh

See the board description on the front page: "Discussions of Future Elections"….since this is about 2020 or beyond.
14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / MOVED: Tom Cotton on: October 23, 2014, 08:56:44 pm
This topic has been moved to Presidential Election Trends.

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=201022.0
15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / MOVED: McCain on: October 23, 2014, 08:56:02 pm
This topic has been moved to Congressional Elections.

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=201046.0
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of posters who use ellipsis on: October 23, 2014, 08:22:58 pm
How do you feel about double ellipsis? ::::::::

Or maybe I should only use ellipsis that have been run over by a car? _ _ _ _ _ _
17  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The "Who is running?" tea leaves thread on: October 23, 2014, 08:17:12 pm
A Warren hedge?

http://www.people.com/article/elizabeth-warren-interview-youtube-treasury-secretary-hillary-clinton

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Is the freshman senator from Massachusetts herself on board with a run for the White House? Warren wrinkles her nose.

"I don't think so," she tells PEOPLE in an interview conducted at Warren's Cambridge, Massachusetts, home for this week's issue. "If there's any lesson I've learned in the last five years, it's don't be so sure about what lies ahead. There are amazing doors that could open."

She just doesn't see the door of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue being one of them. Not yet, anyway. "Right now," Warren says, "I'm focused on figuring out what else I can do from this spot" in the U.S. Senate.

Ready for Luis?

http://politics.suntimes.com/article/washington/hispanic-activists-pushing-rep-gutierrez-2016-presidential-draft/thu-10232014

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A group of Hispanic activists are organizing a “draft” of  Rep. Luis Gutierrez D-Ill.,to run for president if President Barack Obama does not issue executive orders to curb deportations by Thanksgiving, even though Gutierrez already said he backs Hillary Clinton if she jumps into the 2016 race.

The activists, led by Chicago’s Emma Lozano, whose  husband, the Rev. Walter “Slim” Coleman is a former Gutierrez staffer,  are pushing their draft movement at a press conference Friday in front of the Democratic National Committee headquarters here.
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Still, if Obama does not act, perhaps Gutierrez might keep that door open, I am told. That tactic certainly helps to keep the spotlight on the issue and adds pressure on Democrats to not take the Hispanic vote for granted.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: October 23, 2014, 09:50:51 am
Bushie does not plan to thrive until the afterlife.

So he only has to wait 7-10 years.
19  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The abductions in Nigeria on: October 23, 2014, 08:18:08 am
*bump*

Here we go again?

While the authorities haven't yet confirmed it one way or the other, residents of two villages in northeastern Nigeria claim that Boko Haram has just abducted "dozens" of women and girls in those villages:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-29740204
20  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The "Who is running?" tea leaves thread on: October 23, 2014, 07:48:25 am
http://fusion.net/video/23335/ben-carson-separated-conjoined-twins-can-he-unite-conservatives/

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“No, I don’t want to be president. Why would any sane person want to do that?” Carson said, though he admitted to noticing the campaign groundswell. “I think I have to consider that, with so many clamoring for me to do it.”
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Institute of Funny Partial Thread Titles You've Seen on Atlas on: October 23, 2014, 02:15:13 am
"Re: Update XVIII: 15 Mil…"

I keep thinking the thread is going to be about the excellent Black Mirror episode "15 Million Merits", rather than Bushie's life.

Sad
22  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Vega on: October 22, 2014, 11:05:23 pm
I googled that email address when someone asked if he was a sock, and posted what I found on the mod board.  I never mentioned it anywhere else, but I guess it got out anyway, because, #modleaks.

I don't see anything that suggests that he's a sock.  Whatever weirdness he wants to get involved in on other websites is his business.
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Biggest Hacks on Atlas? on: October 22, 2014, 10:33:03 pm
I think there are two separate things here:

1) Slavish devotion to a particular politician or political party.
2) Outlandish political predictions that favor said politician or political party.

Winfield, for example, is the uber-Mitt Romney hack, if we're going by the first criterion.  However, there are certainly others who would exceed him on criterion #2.  He did sometimes concede that Romney might not win the nomination (because the GOP primary electorate might be too stupid to understand how awesome he was) or the general election (because the general electorate might be too stupid to understand how awesome he was).  I think Politico outdid him on #2 by quite a bit.  Though it's been a while, so I might be misremembering.
24  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Vega on: October 22, 2014, 09:26:02 pm
There's definitely some weird issue with his identity.  In the Japanese version of Street Fighter II, he's a Thailand-based endboss to the whole game, whereas in the American version, he's a Spanish cage fighter.
25  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The "Who is running?" tea leaves thread on: October 22, 2014, 09:17:15 pm

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"This is the come to Jesus before the planned launch," said one Paul insider, who has been invited to the gathering.
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"As I understand it, this meeting is to both literally and symbolically change focus after the November election," said another invitee, "and begin to take deliberate action toward a potential 2016 run."
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"Unless Kelley says no, he's running," Stafford recently told the New Yorker, referring to Paul's wife. Stafford declined to comment for this story.
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