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1  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Quadripoint now involving ISIS on: May 23, 2015, 07:30:56 pm
Wikipedia. I have no idea how accurate they are especially in those teeny villages, unless Wikipedia is actually edited by the fighters.

I think the stuff that's too minor to be in news articles is mostly taken from what fighters post on twitter
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Deeply Disturbing on: May 23, 2015, 09:03:37 am
my expert forensics analysis has determined that these alleged "chat logs" located in the OP (original posting) are acutally cOMPLETE FABRICATIONS falsely designed to committing of slanderous fraud

my friends this is DEEPLY DISTURBING indeed

I'm not sure if you're lying, trying to be funny, made a mistake, or what.  But either whatever "forensics" you claim to have done were wrong or you're simply lying.  You should really be more careful before you start making false accusations like this.

I am 300% serios and I stake my reputation as an active atlasian voter on it
3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Deeply Disturbing on: May 23, 2015, 06:49:39 am
my expert forensics analysis has determined that these alleged "chat logs" located in the OP (original posting) are acutally cOMPLETE FABRICATIONS falsely designed to committing of slanderous fraud

my friends this is DEEPLY DISTURBING indeed
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: RIP UPDATE on: May 23, 2015, 12:06:31 am
bumping and restickying to remind people
5  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian federal election - 2015 on: May 22, 2015, 11:15:33 pm
This is the first time I've ever actually seen what Justin Trudeau looks like. His face is so unbelievably smug I just want to punch it
6  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Maps. All the maps. on: May 21, 2015, 05:44:19 pm
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The ads have changed to image banners. on: May 21, 2015, 05:01:41 pm
I got an banner image ad once but it's rare. I think they accidentally slip through from time to time even though they aren't supposed to be there.

I have AdBlock but disable it for sites I actually like when the ads are not intrusive.

Also my current ad is somewhat ominous and apparently thinks I'm an elderly person who doesn't understand how to computer:

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8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Lief Reservoir of Simple Truths and Smart One-Liners on: May 21, 2015, 04:55:04 pm

this post was reported for profanity so i fixed it
9  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: NYT: Osama Bin Ladenís Bookshelf Reflects His Fixation on West on: May 21, 2015, 04:47:52 pm
Osama knew the West well enough to accurately gauge its response to a lot of his actions. He was strategically intelligent enough that his twenty year plan is still basically unfolding as planned. That article was published in 2005 and it basically predicted the Arab Spring as well as the rise of the Islamic State
10  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Maps. All the maps. on: May 21, 2015, 03:35:40 am
click to embiggen. slightly outdated.

11  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: UK General Discussion: Cameron 2.0 on: May 20, 2015, 01:13:12 pm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3087429/Conservatives-renamed-Workers-Party-ladder-logo-says-new-deputy-chairman-Robert-Halfon.html
12  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Maps. All the maps. on: May 19, 2015, 11:03:48 pm
I wish they'd be more specific than "other and unspecified malignant neoplasms of lymphoid, hematopoietic and related tissue" ...

that is so much more specific than "abnormal clinical and laboratory findings, not elsewhere classified"

is it patients with rare diseases and disorders that they try to treat at the CDC, I guess?

What does "most distinctive causes of death" even mean?

the most disproportionately common in that state compared to how common it is in all other states
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Will the Republican Nomination Battle Go to the Conventions on: May 19, 2015, 03:26:06 pm
The Republican system is more set up to snowball toward one candidate.

Yes this ^^^^

There's always talk of the Republican primary battle going to the convention because their field is always fractured and divided among several strong/popular candidates, but it never even becomes close to happening. Winner-take-all fights narrow the race down quickly, the media is quick to write off candidates after losing primaries, and the big donors cut off their funds as soon as they think they're not supporting the eventual winner. Talk radio does a great job of unifying the base by going very negative against Democrats as soon as the GOP nomination starts wrapping up, in order to keep sore losers unified for the big fight.

Basically all the big right-wing actors in the USA believe "a Republican I don't like is still better than every Democrat" and no matter who they support they will all readily compromise on who wins the GOP nomination as soon as they think that a failure to do so would help Democratic chances in November.
14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Ed FitzGerald for VP? on: May 19, 2015, 02:18:39 pm
A+ thread would read again

update: read again, remains A+
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Say something nice about the 2016 Presidential Election board on: May 19, 2015, 02:15:46 pm
Mr. Morden's dedication to it is pretty redeeming.

If I was the only 2016 moderator I would have given up and nuked the board from orbit long ago. Morden is truly the best co-mod

(no offense intended to andrewtx, dallasfan, afleitch, or badger)
16  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: AZ shuts down welfare benefits after 12 months...... on: May 19, 2015, 02:09:01 pm
MUH POOR arguments aside, what are the stipulations besides length for termination?

You mean what can cause a person to lose their benefits besides receiving them for the maximum length? Basically any time that someone stops meeting the eligibility criteria (an increase in household income, moving to another state, etc).
17  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Does anyone play Europa Universalis? on: May 19, 2015, 01:53:55 pm
I've been playing a great game as Byzantium over the last few months. Finnally managed to conquer Turkey, though my entire nation is 40% controlled by Islamic rebel zealots. I'll wipe them out next time I play, I guess.

EU3 or 4? Did you have to cheat or use gamey tactics to beat the Ottomans?
18  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election - May 7th 2015 (The Official Election Day & Results Thread) on: May 19, 2015, 12:32:13 pm
so if I'm understanding the chart right, the only party that attracted a meaningful number of new voters was UKIP? (As in, they have more people with + signs in their block than the sum of people that flowed to them from elsewhere)
19  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Wyoming Rule Redistricting on: May 18, 2015, 02:18:45 pm



Georgia! 5 VRA seats. I maintained the current numbering scheme to the greatest extent possible, and I made a good-faith effort to be neutral and keep districts in fairly reasonable communities of interest.

Partisan split ended up: 5 safe Democratic, 9 safe GOP, 1 lean GOP, and 3 tossups/competitive seats

1: 51% McCain. 61% white, 31% black. competitive district
2: 62% Obama. 52% black. VRA district
3: 66% McCain. 72% white
4: 85% Obama. 51% black. VRA district
5: 71% Obama. 58% black. VRA district
6: 50% McCain. 57% white, 17% Hispanic, 15% black, 10% asian. competitive district
7: 56% McCain. 48% white, 20% black, 19% Hispanic, 12% asian. potentially competitive?
8: 62% McCain, 65% white
9: 72% McCain, 75% white
10: 59% McCain, 70% white
11: 58% McCain, 66% white
12: 51% McCain, 56% white, 37% black. competitive district
13: 68% Obama, 55% black VRA district
14: 74% McCain, 88% white
15: 73% McCain, 79% white
16: 63% Obama, 51% black VRA district
17: 69% McCain, 79% white
18: 63% McCain, 64% white
20  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: UK General Discussion: Cameron 2.0 on: May 18, 2015, 08:34:43 am
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of sssuperflash on: May 17, 2015, 10:20:28 pm
friendly moderator reminder:

1. if you think someone is making a personal attack please use the "report to moderator" link rather than publicly psychoanalyzing why they did it

2. if you call someone a "failure as a poster" then they probably aren't going to accept any apology you try to give them

3. in general, please lighten up a little bit and stop allowing the actions of some nerd typing on a keyboard hundreds of miles away from you to affect you on such a personal level

thx
-BK
22  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Gerrymandering is not what's wrong with American politics on: May 17, 2015, 04:33:52 pm
The article makes a decent case that gerrymandering is not the primary cause of Congress's increasing polarization, but that's obvious enough just from the fact that the Senate's become more polarized too. The real problem with gerrymandering is that it undermines our democratic process by allowing the composition of the legislature to become less representative of the popular will (and does so entirely for the sake of partisan interests).
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Torie on: May 17, 2015, 12:58:22 am
I wish Torie were my old rich gay uncle who I could go to for advice and who would leave me a ton of money in his will.

^^^^

Tongue
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Hillary backs Tubman on $20 on: May 15, 2015, 01:11:57 pm
Oh we're not actually going to do this are we? And if we are we're going to put Eleanor Roosevelt on it, right?

I'm surprised your preferred option isn't to put the queen on our money and rejoin the British commonwealth
25  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: NBC News: ISI knew where bin Laden was hiding on: May 15, 2015, 11:30:58 am
If that's true, the administration would have been able to pick the timing for Bin Laden's killing for political points. It happened dead in the middle of nowhere May 2011.

I once read a conspiracy theory that said Obama timed the Osama capture to help Stephen Harper get reelected for some reason
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