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1  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The liberal hysteria over Trump is nearly unprecedented on: Today at 10:19:42 am
I don't think the media has much to do with this election. Voters hear what the candidates are saying and doing themselves. The "hysteria" should be about the troubling fact that close to half the voters are willing to consider a candidate as unfit for office as Trump. And that "trumps" ideology as far as I am concerned. Ideology is given too much emphasis when it comes to POTUS. Many decisions really are not about ideology, but competence, and judgement and discipline.
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: A white privilege tax: an idea whose time has come? on: Today at 07:45:01 am
The litigation about who is of what race would shut this country down. To get there, the Constitution would need to go into the dumpster however. Maybe the stock of those companies that test your DNA should be purchased. Tongue
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: "Never wrong pundit" Allan Lichtman predicts Clinton win. on: September 24, 2016, 10:42:07 am
This whole thing is an exercise in data mining at its worst.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you ever liked Donald Trump? on: September 23, 2016, 06:27:41 am
Never liked him. I was annoyed when my mother gave me a book for Xmas that he wrote 30 years ago or something. I never read it. I didn't care how he made his money.
5  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: September 22, 2016, 04:38:05 pm
I'm sorry if I say something ignorant, since I'm in no way an expert on this, but why can't we ban proxy servers in general (since mods are able to identify ones)?

I think it sweeps up the innocent sometimes, and sometimes they are used by folks when traveling or something. But some of the other Mods could answer far better than I.
6  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Should prisons be abolished? on: September 22, 2016, 01:36:11 pm
Interestingly, in the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, the only prisons were debtor's prisons. For those convicted of a crime, it was either death (which happened often, with the executions by hanging in public every Saturday up Broadway a bit (if a black murdered a white it was burning at the stake)), or a fine. There was nothing in-between. No, we need prisons, but we also need halfway houses. In prison, and then out on the street with no money and no job and no skills for legal gainful employment, is not a good way to wean folks from a life of crime. Oh wait, they also had deportation. Trump would have liked that! Tongue

Before one bashes on the Dutch too much, I should note that the Dutch law allowed married women to own property, while English law did not. When the English took over New Amsterdam, that led to some interesting legal cases in property law.

That's my trivia contribution for the week. You're welcome.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Seriously? Theatre of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts V on: September 22, 2016, 08:45:33 am
that didn't stop the red avatars (or the homosexual wisconsinite) from crapping all over the iowa and nevada monmouth polls.

Unnecessary.

That's disgusting.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of j92185 on: September 22, 2016, 08:41:44 am
Ah BRTD, the poster displayed poor judgment there (in my opinion), not sociopathy.
9  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: What is most concerning or upsetting to you about the current state of the U.S.? on: September 22, 2016, 07:46:05 am
Public schools, income inequality, and big banks in that order.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of j92185 on: September 22, 2016, 07:44:06 am
The term "terrifying sociopath" is pretty harsh BRTD. I don't really know the poster, but is it possible that your use of those words is hyperbolic? 

I don't like these individual polls at all, but I lost that battle ages ago. Such is life.
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you stand for the Pledge of Allegiance/National Anthem? on: September 22, 2016, 06:24:23 am
Hey everybody, go check out the Bellamy salute, for the lols.  It's how children were "encouraged" to salute the flag during the PoA until 1942.





I wonder why they changed it. Huh

TIL the Pledge was written by a literal socialist

You just learned that? It's pretty common knowledge.

I just learned it at age 65. I need to get out more. Tongue
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / Re: IL/WI-Emerson: Clinton +6 and Clinton +7 on: September 22, 2016, 06:21:22 am
It must be that Chicago blacks love Trump more than Milwaukee blacks do. Makes sense to me!
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / Re: CO - Colorado Mesa Univ: Clinton +9 on: September 22, 2016, 06:12:31 am
Well I guess that sbane was most perspicacious when he opined that Trump's most plausible path to victory is through Wisconsin. The rest of the doors seem quite securely locked. Trump needs's TJ's and MasterJedi's vote! And he isn't going to get them. Smiley

14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas forum leaderboard on: September 21, 2016, 01:00:10 pm
I'm happy to be firmly ensconsed in 12th place.  I can't believe how many posts I've made here.  Ugh.

What percent of your posts would you guess dealt with bitching about the Mods?  Tongue

I don't know, but since the point system went by the boards, I don't recall any subsequent complaints.  Now that I can't get knicked for 5 points for being inappropriate, it's a good place again.

Wow, miracles happen! Smiley
15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Would Gov. George Wallace Have Endorsed Donald Trump? on: September 21, 2016, 12:58:21 pm
Probably yes, but bear in mind that Wallace did not endorse Nixon in 1972 because he thought his endorsement would hurt Nixon. (Wallace was a very practical, and cynical, politician). So perhaps for the same reason, he might not endorse Trump.
16  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: September 20, 2016, 06:51:11 am
It's a bit frustrating to have a question left unanswered or partially answered days after two people have asked it multiple times, while another question is answered within hours. (If you charitably choose to describe Torie's barely coherent word salad of quasi-legalese an answer, at least.)

In one paragraph, you just summed up the Mod Cave.

Just for the record, the ban was disclosed by me very shortly after Nym made the decision. It is true that decisions sometimes come slowly, because the Mods come and go. They are not "here" full time. The Cave does not disclose its methods of sock detection, and I am the least qualified one to discuss that in any event.
17  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban Buffalo Bill on: September 20, 2016, 06:47:49 am
So you banned him with no evidence other than he seemed like a sock to you?  That doesnt seem right

Read my post again.
18  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Let's Talk Trump's Policies on: September 20, 2016, 06:25:15 am
It depends what day of the week it is.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you ever been to a convention? If so, what kind? on: September 19, 2016, 06:23:36 pm
I'm a virgin when it cones to conventions. I have no interest in changing my status.
20  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Do you have a favorable or unfavorable view of 2 major third parties? on: September 19, 2016, 06:17:47 pm
No party in the US is taking seriously the problems which face this nation. None have reasonable solutions.
21  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump: people who say "freedom of speech!" are "foolish people" on: September 19, 2016, 05:30:55 pm
No Donald, it is those who think the 1st Amendment needs to be cut back who are foolish, and indeed dangerous. The robust application of the 1st amendment is one of the things I am most proud of in the US. Your point of view if it were applied, would make me considerably less proud of our great nation. You're a fool Donald, and a dangerous one. 
22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: NYTimes: Trump Used $885M in Taxpayer Subsidies To Get Rich on: September 19, 2016, 12:40:19 pm
I said he was a welfare queen, not a criminal. He knows how to secure unfair advantages by manipulating the system -- legally.

I don't understand how taking advantage of tax incentives available to all developers is securing an "unfair advantage".  The tax incentives are there for a reason - to get developers to build more housing, including subsidized housing.  Every major real estate developer is incentivized by those tax incentives.  That's the whole purpose of them.

Fair enough, but I think he did more than that. I don't think he was just passively raking in the tax breaks that were sitting there in the tax code. He bought government properties and so forth, and did a lot of lobbying.
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: NYTimes: Trump Used $885M in Taxpayer Subsidies To Get Rich on: September 19, 2016, 12:03:07 pm
Oh great, more of this Orwellian language that promotes the idea that the natural state of tax rates is 100% and anything below that is a giveaway / government subsidy.

Ah, which poster here asserted that? This is the kind of language that leads to flame wars, and gets Likely Voter into a bad mood.

The New York Times did, Torie.  It is implicit in their headline and first paragraph.

If you don't think Donald Trump took advantage of the tax breaks every New York developer did, then you must think he's a bad businessman.   Real estate is a competitive market.  If he did not take advantage of so-called tax breaks available to all developers, he would not have a competitive product.

I said he was a welfare queen, not a criminal. He knows how to secure unfair advantages by manipulating the system -- legally.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you stand for the Pledge of Allegiance/National Anthem? on: September 19, 2016, 11:42:36 am
Of course. If nothing else, it is polite to do so.
25  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: NYTimes: Trump Used $885M in Taxpayer Subsidies To Get Rich on: September 19, 2016, 11:40:52 am
Oh great, more of this Orwellian language that promotes the idea that the natural state of tax rates is 100% and anything below that is a giveaway / government subsidy.

Ah, which poster here asserted that? This is the kind of language that leads to flame wars, and gets Likely Voter into a bad mood.
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