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1  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Roe v. Attorney General ZuWo on: February 26, 2015, 03:48:23 pm
Assuming that dumb rule is still around, I formally concur.
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 57% now support sending U.S. ground troops to fight ISIS on: February 22, 2015, 01:20:02 pm
Well that's an impressive non-sequitur... Congrats.

I'm amazed when I listen to all the formerly-anti war Democrats/liberals/progressives desperately scream and holler for a new war, they can't (or won't) acknowledge they sound exactly the same as the conservatives did 12 years ago.

So you believe Democrats/liberals/progressives oppose war in all circumstances? Because in that very same era you keep referencing, I seem to recall the invasion of Afghanistan having close to 90% support. I don't recall any mass marches against it. It didn't matter that we had a Republican President, as that intervention seemed justifiable to most Americans regardless of party or ideology.

Perhaps some of us didn't think invading Iraq over a series of blatant lies was a good idea. I don't think the same necessarily applies to the current situation.

You're trying to pull a "Gotchya!" attack, but it makes no sense. Oh and by the way, it was your party's war that ultimately created what is now ISIS.
3  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: I would like to apply to be the "Survivor" moderator. on: February 18, 2015, 08:40:04 pm
lol. Good luck with that.
4  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Ukraine Crisis on: February 17, 2015, 11:32:54 pm
It would be also nice if you noted where the capital is.

And why was the capital moved there? Smiley
5  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Which state would you rather live in? on: February 16, 2015, 04:37:09 pm


Pretty obvious choice.
6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Article of Impeachment Against Secretary of State POTUS2036 on: February 14, 2015, 08:47:20 pm
As POTUS2036 has resigned, this impeachment hearing is closed.
7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Pacific Voting Booth: February 2014 Legislative Council Elections on: February 14, 2015, 08:38:45 pm
I vote for the TUrk guy and then Spammy and then Intell
8  General Politics / Economics / Re: Is "thinking like an economist" unhealthy? on: February 07, 2015, 09:39:34 pm
As a social sciences student, I have realized how much the cancer of economic thinking has spread throughout this field of study. What I hate, more than the ideological framework in itself (which is an interesting perspective in itself), is the smug, self-satisfied and downright authoritarian belief held by its proponents that their economic rationality is the only rationality, that they got it all figured out, and that everybody else is just unable to see the truth because their judgment is clouded by silly things like norms and values. It never occurs to their minds that norms and values are also part of the human experience and play an essential role in any well-functioning society, or that no sane human being has no other goal than to maximize its material interests. It's this delusion of grandeur that makes homo economicus theory one of the most dangerous ideas of the 21st century.

Change a few buzz words and you just described yourself.
9  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Brian Williams is a big fat liar MEGATHREAD on: February 07, 2015, 03:23:02 pm
Yes this is definitely relevant to American politics. Please put it back.

Ernest is such a terrible moderator.
10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Article of Impeachment Against Secretary of State POTUS2036 on: February 07, 2015, 03:15:28 pm
Senators, articles of impeachment have been filed against Secretary of State POTUS2036:

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ARTICLE OF IMPEACHMENT AGAINST SECRETARY OF STATE POTUS2036
Mr Potus2036 was inactive for a month twice. He didn't post any update the State Department thread since January 1st, 2015. We need an active secretary of state, that's why an article of impeachment has been introduced against the secretary of state.

Please discuss the merits of this indictment.
11  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition for leniency on Hamilton/"Napoleon" on: January 29, 2015, 03:18:56 pm
Let's summarize the arguments for a ban:

1) "Wahhh, he was a troll over 5 years ago"
2) "Wahhh, he fooled us for years and got away with it"
3) "Wahhh, Napoleon beat me in Atlasia"

You guys are so lame.
12  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition for leniency on Hamilton/"Napoleon" on: January 28, 2015, 03:46:35 pm
x Bgwah
13  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: GOP declare war on local government autonomy, Greg Abbott to lead the charge on: January 26, 2015, 08:13:17 pm
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California-ized

This word hurts my eyes. The term he is looking for is Californication.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: has tinder ruined our society once and for all? on: January 25, 2015, 02:41:25 pm
Grindr for straight people = lol
15  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Pacific Voting Booth: Recall Amendment on: January 15, 2015, 12:33:16 pm
Nay
16  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Chomsky video on Charlie Hedbo and "defense of free speech" on: January 11, 2015, 10:16:39 pm
I do have to mention that a lot of the caricatures drawn by Charlie Hebdo are pretty damn disturbing. It was quite hard to view, actually. I thought stuff like that ended in the 1950's, but I was mistaken. I am all for free speech, but the guy was a dick.

It is a magazine, not the name of a guy.

Huh, for whatever reason I thought the editor's name was Charlie and I assumed that was his last name. I am aware the name of the magazine is Charlie Hebdo.

In any case, I obviously don't get their art because they call themselves anti-racist, but print extremely racist caricatures.

It just means Weekly Charlie. I think Americans have a tendency to evaluate whether something is racist by formal criteria, like certain words and stereotypes are racist by definition, whereas Europeans judge by the intention and context.

lol
17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Article of Impeachment Against President Lumine on: January 11, 2015, 05:00:29 pm
The impeachment has failed.
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Article of Impeachment against Vice President SJoyce on: January 11, 2015, 04:59:53 pm
Bump, I believe this is still open and has to be closed.

Okay, the impeachment officially fails. Smiley
19  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Islamism and the Left on: January 10, 2015, 02:33:44 pm
They are right-wing extremists and the left's tendency to ignore it because of some misguided sense of tolerance is frustrating. We only just recently defeated Christian conservatism in most of the developed world, and now you're risking having to start the whole process over again? Don't act so surprised when not everyone is willing to "tolerate" a belief system that wants them persecuted or dead because you want your friends to think you're most tolerant progressive in the history of forever.

I am glad I live in the United States.
20  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: George Zimmerman is still a violent pice of sh[inks] on: January 10, 2015, 02:12:08 pm
He got away with murder - now he thinks he can do whatever he pleases.
21  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: 11 killed in attack on French satirical weekly on: January 08, 2015, 10:38:20 am
I'm glad to learn from our U.S. posters that the real legacy of Wolinski and Cabu is thoughtful discussion of the deeper social patterns underlying this attack (, I'd have thought their legacy was mainly 'Úpater les bourgeois',) but surely the main question you'd have to ask hasn't anything to do with 'freedom of speech' or 'islamofascism', but with why this sort of thing just keeps happening in France and not, for example, in Germany? Could it be that there's something awry with French society and its utter failure to achieve some degree of intergration for its sizeable North African minority? Could it be that laicitÚ isn't the soundest foundation for a multi-ethnic society? If this attack is about anything other than some ridiculous losers donning a balaclava and a kalashnikov and yelling the takbir in a Paris street, it's surely about that.

The legacy of Charb and Cabu is fighting for freedom of expression, speaking out against bigotry and stupidity, and promoting humanistic values. Their thought and reflection were infinitely more articulate than you could ever hope to be. I understand that lot of people like you are too stupid to get it, but I hoped you could shut up for at least a couple days after this tragedy.

And an example of Antonio's articulate and totally not stupid expression can be found in my signature.
22  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: 11 killed in attack on French satirical weekly on: January 07, 2015, 04:05:07 pm
I've been asked to lock this thread in order to prevent it from devolving into a nasty polemic. This is not what this thread should be about. While I'd like to avoid going so far, please try to show some respect and dignity.

Ridiculous. You should be embarrassed.
23  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: 11 killed in attack on French satirical weekly on: January 07, 2015, 02:05:33 pm
So, free speech is okay but only when it preaches diversity and tolerance. Sorry, but that isn't free speech. Certain communities need to accept that when they move to a Western nation they will have to listen to people who disagree with them.

How are they going to accept this? By forcing them?

This is a low quality rebuttal, even for you. Try again.
24  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: 11 killed in attack on French satirical weekly on: January 07, 2015, 01:55:49 pm
So, free speech is okay but only when it preaches diversity and tolerance. Sorry, but that isn't free speech. Certain communities need to accept that when they move to a Western nation they will have to listen to people who disagree with them.
25  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: 11 killed in attack on French satirical weekly on: January 07, 2015, 01:07:59 pm
Yes, the most important thing here is for us to be concerned with hurting the terrorists' feelings.
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