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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How do you get a job shilling? on: Today at 08:00:09 pm
I wish there really were shilling jobs.

There are - the Hillary and Bernie campaigns both hire(d) companies to do this and a Trump SuperPAC also runs an operation in-house
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama vetoes 9/11 bill on: Today at 05:10:57 pm
okay, as far as i can tell this covers virtually every Congressman who voted to sustain the veto:

- is a public member of the House Freedom Caucus
- is a member of the Congressional Black Caucus
- is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus
- is a member of the House Intelligence Committee
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How do you get a job shilling? on: Today at 03:04:33 pm
Realistically you'll want to live in the DC area with a college degree and have very very low job expectations
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama vetoes 9/11 bill on: September 28, 2016, 06:20:03 pm
interesting observation: a majority of the House Intelligence Committee voted no
5  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama vetoes 9/11 bill on: September 28, 2016, 04:13:10 pm
Interesting coalition of nay votes in the House... including people like Raul Grijalva, Jim Clyburn, and Maxine Waters from the Dems and Jason Chaffetz, Don Young, and Steve King from the Republicans.

Where can I find the roll call of the vote? My google fu is failing to find it
6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama vetoes 9/11 bill on: September 28, 2016, 01:45:29 pm
some opposition in the House - 48 aye, 12 no, 1 present

edit: aaand now it's passed! Final vote was 348 aye, 77 nay, 1 present


RIP our relationship with Saudi Arabia
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama vetoes 9/11 bill on: September 28, 2016, 01:42:35 pm
I feel like there's more than meets the eye here. In this polarized era, every Member of Congress voting together, even though the media, the CIA, former Attorneys General, foreign governments, and so many others. Basically everyone outside of Congress thinks it's a terrible thing. Members like Senator Corker explain all the reservations they have about the bill, but then they go and vote for it anyway!

If I had to guess I think this is intentionally a complete break of the USA with the Saudi government. Obama and the CIA and etc are giving the appearances of opposing it so afterwards Obama can still negotiate with Saudi Arabia if necessary, rather than the US face an immediate removal of diplomatic ties.
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama vetoes 9/11 bill on: September 28, 2016, 11:19:24 am
There's such a strange dynamic going on here. It seems like opposition to this bill is unanimous: Obama, the CIA, the New York Times, a bunch of former US national security experts, the Kuwaiti government, and many others have all put out statements in opposition to JASTA. Yet in spite of this wall of opposition, the entire Senate remains completely united in passing it. What's going on here?


Also here is Cornyn's argument for passing JASTA and it's pretty convincing.
9  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama vetoes 9/11 bill on: September 28, 2016, 11:06:19 am
Senate voting to override now!
10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Is Donald Trump collaborating with ISIS? on: September 27, 2016, 05:35:17 am
Option 1 (normal (as in literally a majority of the forum))
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Lief Reservoir of Simple Truths and Smart One-Liners on: September 23, 2016, 10:32:43 pm
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump Campaign: Don't Taste the Rainbow, It's Poison on: September 20, 2016, 04:11:37 pm
god bless you adam
13  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Why don't today's high schoolers like any good music? on: September 18, 2016, 11:08:05 pm
lol
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you want to have kids? on: September 17, 2016, 07:23:21 pm
But if yes, I prefer a daughter Wink

Guys can we all go back to this post for a moment because what the fu[Inks]
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone IV - Hungover on: September 17, 2016, 06:50:52 pm
congrats marokai and maxque!
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you want to have kids? on: September 16, 2016, 10:21:15 pm
Joe Republic is the best poster
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Help BK budget! How can I live on $200/month for food? on: September 11, 2016, 10:48:02 pm
My financial aid is finally arriving this week and I've budgeted out how much my fiancee and I will need for rent, all my bills, gasoline, etc., though to the end of January. With everything else accounted for, I'm left with a meager $206 per month for food/groceries. Is this realistic? Please give me all the advice you can!

My fiancee August and I live in Dahlonega, GA. The only grocery store within a 30 minute drive is the local Super  Walmart. We have absolutely terrible eating habits and an addiction to processed foods. Neither of us are very good at cooking anything complicated - we can make pasta, mix up beans and rice,  bake some chicken, etc. We have a gas stove/oven, which is a first for both of us, and we secretly fear we are somehow using it wrong and will die from a horrible explosion and/or gas inhalation (it has a tendency to set off the fire alarm when it's baking something which I'm not sure is normal?). We also have a toaster (we love making sandwiches and also eating toast with any kind of spread) and a microwave, and I think we have an old toaster oven in a closet somewhere.

We prefer foods that have way too much fat, sugar and/or salt in them, although that's a habit we definitely need to change. We don't eat enough fruits and vegetables though we want to change that if it's economically feasible to do so. August has intense cravings for meat if she goes too long without eating any. We generally prefer several small snack/meals throughout the day rather than a few big meals but sometimes we do enjoy a big dinner.

Please guide us atlas forum because we have no idea what we are doing!
18  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the "Polyamorous community" on: September 03, 2016, 07:12:18 am
Because of course, DC Al Fine, no monogamous couple has ever had family disputes or overstretched finances or ugly seperations!
19  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the "Polyamorous community" on: September 03, 2016, 03:29:56 am
ITT: a motley crew of prudes, ignorants, and bigots

I have been in poly relationships in the past. They worked out great and none of us ever got smited by an angry god or suffered in any way because of our choices. It's hilarious to me that so many of you are so judgemental about something that doesn't concern or affect you in any way.

What gives you people the right to arbitrate the moral norms of our shared society? Can any of you even articulate precisely why and how a consensual relationship is so "DEGENERATE"?

...how many of you HP-voting guys have ever been with even one woman?
20  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Jill Stein flies to wrong city to give speech on: September 03, 2016, 03:13:32 am
Jill Stein should drop out and endorse Johnson. Same for Castle and McMullin.

lmao
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Wulfric Rules of Socialist Identification on: September 01, 2016, 08:30:17 am
Esteemed political scientist and forum member Dwarven Dragon is revolutionizing contemporary political thought with a series of innovative and groundbreaking new rules to determine a given individual's allegiance to the socialist ideology. This thread is a Safe Space for discussing the work of Mr. Dragon. Further analysis in this field is encouraged, in the hope that we might one day have a comprehensive set of rules with which one can accurately identify socialists in all cases.



Also, the rule of "socialism by association" is thus:

Anyone who is improperly associated with Bernie Sanders is a socialist. If you at any point supported him for president, you're a socialist. Anyone he supported at any time before they won their party's nomination, and those related to such people, is also a socialist. Anyone related to him or anyone who supported him for president is also a socialist. People that were not endorsed by Sanders until they reached their respective general election are not socialists. Therefore, Hillary Clinton is not a socialist.

Wulfric, a staunch anti-socialist has a question to ask you -- do you consider Collin Peterson (noted Bernie endorser, but generally considered to be one of the most right-wing remaining Democrats in the House) to be a socialist?

Yes. He endorsed Sanders for president. Only a socialist would endorse a socialist presidential candidate.

The wife of a socialist is a socialist by association.

There is no reason that a non-socialist would support a socialist for their party's nomination.

I should also note that it's not as if that specification I put out is foolproof. It's possible that someone related to Bernie Sanders could reject everything they heard from him. But the chance of them doing so is pretty low; thus there is a high probability that they are a socialist.
22  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: FL-SEN: Rubio/Murphy win primary; Grayson family humiliated on: September 01, 2016, 08:16:58 am
Not sure if this is the right place but I made some maps.

I made this map of Alan Grayson's vote share to emphasize how bad his performance was. I hope it's alright that I used your map key!

23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: JCL 3.0 on: September 01, 2016, 07:47:08 am
@cathcon yes I was meaning natural order.

Hagrid, I'm sorry you took what I said totally wrong. I'm asking for credible scientific research that being gay is within the natural order. Sadly, it doesn't exist.

Just to be clear, what precisely do you mean when you say something is "within the natural order"? What kind of evidence (if any) might cause you to reconsider your opinion (e.g. biology, psychology, etc)?
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Blank, editable maps on: August 31, 2016, 11:09:57 am
Reposted the images. Fixed!

you da real MVP
25  General Discussion / Alternative History / Re: Renegade: The Life and Times of Senator David MacKenzie (R-VT) on: August 28, 2016, 07:41:40 pm
Riveting story! Do you plan on updating it soon
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