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1  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Best Democratic nominee since 1945: Truman or McGovern? on: August 20, 2014, 04:45:56 am
Considering that McGovern lost the popular vote by like 23pts, what sort of definition of 'best' are we talking about here?

The most representative of what average Democrats on Atlas Forum want in policy from a presidential nominee.  I mean, it couldn't be yearning back to their inept and gaffe ridden campaign.  It blows my mind that Nixon even thought their HQs and events were worth sabotaging.
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Polls on Same-Sex Marriage State Laws on: August 20, 2014, 04:29:47 am
I doubt any parent ever launched a party while learning their kid was gay.

I wouldn't throw a "My daughter is a prostitute" or "My son is a car thief" party, either.

Those examples aren't on the same level as homosexuality at all.  Seems like a strange comment to make.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring on: August 16, 2014, 11:09:23 pm
I went skydiving yesterday.  It was incredible.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Did your mother keep or change her name when she got married? on: August 16, 2014, 11:08:31 pm
She hyphenated it, I think having already accomplished work in her field before marrying being part of the impetus for that.
5  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: How would you react to this story (see 1st post) on: August 16, 2014, 03:25:51 am
Can't vote since I wouldn't put mayo on my sandwich.

In any case, if I were working at a friggin' McDonald's, I'd be bored as Hell too. A swastika would give even butter coverage to all four quadrants of the bun and is probably a Great Leap Forward in terms of efficiency. When you're stuck with a mind-numbing, soul-killing job like working at McDonald's, I wouldn't be surprised to hear people doing far worse than this.

That's preposterous, and as someone who worked there for several years, I would have taken it very seriously had an employee done something like this.
6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: What will Colleen Hanabusa do now that she lost the U.S Senate primary? on: August 11, 2014, 03:03:27 pm
Talking about the next move for a Hawaii Republican seems rather futile. Wink
7  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Who will win the Hawaii Democratic Primary? on: August 09, 2014, 09:25:04 pm
I have a feeling this is going to be a bad year for the Democratic party.  Hanabusa will manage to win, unfortunately.
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Pelosi chases Tom Marino (R-PA) across House floor on: August 02, 2014, 04:37:11 pm
you republicans are just jealous that it was our floor leader pulling a Frank Underwood since Boehner is too effeminate to do so

Boehner would just sit back down and cry orange tears like the sloppy drunk that he is.

He is clearly an alcoholic, isn't he?  Has that ever been confirmed or does he just walk around in broad daylight like that with no concern for the decorum of the Congress?
9  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: What % will Jerry Brown get in CA-Gov's 2014 top-two run-off? on: August 02, 2014, 04:33:05 pm
62%
10  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Gov. Mary Fallin (R-OK) is sweating right now... on: August 02, 2014, 04:29:08 pm
I wasn't aware that Mary Fallin has personally contributed to the destruction of the sacred family unit.  Thanks to Panda Express for cluing me in.

Frankly, if we can't expect Ms. Fallin to honor her commitments, how on earth would she be able to govern a state?  She clearly can't do it, as evidenced by the terrible job that she is doing.  It makes a lot more sense now.
11  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Any idea when mod applications will go up? on: August 02, 2014, 02:40:18 am
Gosh, you missed out on the last application window?  Maybe one of the moderators will die on their next honeymoon - keep yer eyes peeled!
12  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Uninsured rate in Kentucky by county, before and after Obamacare on: August 01, 2014, 10:39:14 pm
Bless you, President Obama.  A tidal wave of healthcare has swept across coal country. 

It's nice to see some good news in these times of economic and environmental uncertainty.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Hifly on: August 01, 2014, 10:27:10 pm
The fact that he goes to Oxford just makes his posts worse.
14  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Pelosi chases Tom Marino (R-PA) across House floor on: August 01, 2014, 08:56:44 pm
Pelosi has accepted Marino's apology.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Ever regret making a thread? on: July 31, 2014, 05:10:45 am
Nope.

Why not?
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Implicit Association Test - Race on: July 26, 2014, 07:16:05 pm
Did you guys get your results immediately on the website or in your email?

The site, I don't think I had to provide an e-mail address.  I also took the sexuality test, and was about to take another and started to feel the pangs of yearning for a world beyond
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Implicit Association Test - Race on: July 26, 2014, 06:46:46 pm
'Your data suggest little to no automatic preference between African American and European American.'
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Bacon King Institute of Comedy on: July 18, 2014, 07:58:13 pm
Now that there is a Mitt Romney 2016 megathread, and for the record, I do not believe for a moment that Mitt will run for President in 2016, or ever again, but that aide, for the purposes of sheer speculation, let us say that Mitt did run in 2016, knowing what we know now, who would be the best running mate for Mitt?

Give your reasons for your choice or choices if you like.

I thought you would like this thread my friend. If Mitt doesn't run, who might he endorse?

Indeed, this entire forum owes  you a debt of gratitude for this magnificent thread.

You had a wonderful idea and demonstrated great foresight in creating this thread to discuss one of America's great leaders.
19  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Willard "Mitt" Romney 2016 megathread on: July 15, 2014, 01:45:24 am
Mitt Romney is the best presidential candidate in the last 100 years.  He's also a wonderful person non-politically speaking.  He loves his wife, is a terrific father, always sets good examples, and is just a warm, caring person.  Honestly, his dear father is looking down from Heaven and is so proud of his exemplary son.

That is some of your finest work.
20  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Favourite mode of public transport on: July 11, 2014, 07:00:02 pm
Rail.  I catch the train and bus 5 days a week, and I can only wish the train commute was longer than the bus commute (though that would make the work physically further away from where I live, so maybe not).
21  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Should children be allowed to work on tobacco farms? on: July 11, 2014, 02:10:03 am
Children really shouldn't be in any tobacco farm, let alone permitted to work on them (as unrealistic as that is). The fields are doused with pesticides and the cut leaves themselves are toxic. Even the barns where the leaves are dried are filled with ash and resin.

Yes, and the harvesting of the leaves is carcinogenic as well (repeated and continued handling of the leaves causes nicotine and tar absorption).  The question isn't whether children should be working with tobacco; should adults be doing that, either?  Even if you paid them a proper living wage with appropriate overtime penalties, it looks like very dangerous work.
22  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Do you drink strawberry milk? on: July 11, 2014, 01:43:49 am
I've had it once, it tastes much better than root beer flavored milk.

Haven't heard of that.  Can't say I would ever buy strawberry milk, but I'd maybe drink it if offered.  It is a very boring beverage.
23  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Should Private School (k-12) be Abolished in the United States? on: July 11, 2014, 01:34:58 am
Preferably selective education would be prohibited, but it is probably more feasible to push for the elimination of state funding of private institutions, diverting it to the public facilities.  I don't know how much assistance the private schools in the United States receive, but in Australia the level of support they receive is astounding and ridiculous.  One of the biggest obstacles to equality of opportunity is inferior education for those from lower-class backgrounds.  Independently of that, the schools are often religiously influenced, which, if beholden to fundamentalist views, can have a negative impact on the greater society (I assume a reasonable correlation between private schooling K-12 and not believing in evolution and/or or climate change), and the exclusionary nature of the schools regardless of any religious leanings prepares the students for a lifetime of segregation.
24  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: which shift would you rather work? on: July 11, 2014, 01:22:57 am
5.30am-2pm is a dream shift.  I'm doing 6.30am-3pm this week and it's incredible.  Frankly I'm not sure how I normally work 60 hours a week, I'm already unable to imagine a life without spare time after work.  (I'm on my 'holiday' - where I work 40-ish hours a week instead of 60.  I can only assume that if I had actual time off, I would be so directionless that I might have to finally start watching Game of Thrones from the beginning, or even worse, travel.)

A few years ago, I used to work night shifts, including a few months of just overnight (11pm-7am) shifts.  I don't think I would do that again unless I really needed to - it's just better to work in the morning and sleep in the night.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you ever experienced any infestations/problems with insects? on: July 04, 2014, 09:24:22 pm
Fleas on at least three occasions, and German cockroaches once.

It's incredible how, after a visit from an exterminator, the regular cockroaches show up dead all over the exterior of the house for weeks after.  The regular ones here are big and somehow stay out of sight (and also completely unavoidable in most homes in Sydney's inner-west), and are preferable to the German cockroaches.
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