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51  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Why Japan shows little interest in joining worldwide effort to find MH370 Flight on: March 18, 2014, 01:45:04 pm
Because the plane is nowhere near Japan? But of course, your remarks are not surprising in the least, coming from where you are.

They should send its entire navy to the East China Sea to look for this plane.  Even if it takes years, and nothing turns up, they should continue searching for it there.

Furthermore, they should substantially increase the size of their navy to intensify their search as much as possible.

They should send their entire navy to the East China Sea to look for this plane.  Even if it takes years, and nothing turns up, they should continue searching for it there.


They could use the Senkaku Islands as their base of operations in conducting the search.

In other words, be careful what you wish for. Wink

But in all seriousness, the plane disappeared far from Japan, it wasn't travelling to or from Japan, there's no evidence that it ever approached or entered Japanese Airspace or appeared on Japanese radar, and there were no Japanese nationals on board.
52  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: 100% of the popular vote on: March 17, 2014, 08:21:07 am
They just didn't have other people on the ballot.

What I find interesting about that election is the difference between TN and KY. KY (which Clay won by around 9 points), and then TN where Jackson romped Clay 95-5. Clay's home state was Kentucky, but I mean, does a state boundary really make that much of a difference?

In those days it most definitely did.
Elections weren't really democratic in those days, especially in that part of the country.
53  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Which ex-Soviet republics would join a 21st century, non-communist USSR? on: March 12, 2014, 09:56:44 am
Only Russia and Belarus. Kazakhstan won't: Nazarbayev likes ruling his own country, and it would never vote to rejoin Russia or the USSR in a referendum (though it wouldn't be overwhelming). However, if it gets invaded by Russia, then all bets are off.
54  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Plan to split California into 6 states advances on: February 21, 2014, 06:14:16 pm
a North/South split in CA would make some sense, but this is just ridiculous.
55  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Kansas Gay-Straight Segregation Bill Passes on: February 18, 2014, 01:13:16 pm
Wow, this is worse than the Russian anti-gay law. Much worse, actually. The good thing is that it's blatantly unconstitutional and will almost certainly be struck down in court.
56  General Discussion / History / Re: Who was the most politically adept President? on: February 07, 2014, 03:12:14 pm
Honorable mention to Dubya, who at 29% approvals at the end got everything passed he wanted.  He was marvelous at getting a lot out of Congress.

If that were true, Social Security would have been privatized and Harriet Miers would be on the Supreme Court.
57  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Chances that Howard Dean runs on: January 30, 2014, 03:42:30 pm
Low, I would hope. He did a great job as DNC Chairman, but he doesn't do well under the pressure of a campaign. He'd make an excellent HHS Secretary in a Democratic Administration.
58  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: When will a county in Massachusetts vote for the Republican candidate? on: January 30, 2014, 03:40:35 pm
Plymouth is entirely winnable in a good Republican year.
59  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Pew: Americans not paying much attention to "Bridgeghazi" on: January 14, 2014, 09:36:48 am
Not suprising. It's a local issue and while Christie is a big name for 2016, I doubt many people are paying attention. Things like this only have any importance by the end of 2015.
The importance of this episode isn't so much in how it effects the public's perception of Christie, but rather in how it effects the media's coverage of him and his candidacy.
60  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Has Chris Christie become a laughing stock? on: January 12, 2014, 11:39:40 am
A bit surprising he botched such an easy cover-up, and this whole Bridge Scandal makes me wonder what other skeletons are in his closet. That said, the bridge thing will blow over, but it's probably started the process of turning the press, and particularly the political press and the New York papers, against Christie.
61  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Why are modern day Democrats generally peaceniks? on: January 12, 2014, 11:38:13 am
Exact, up-to-date numbers are hard to come by, but I wouldn't be surprised if there have been more drone strikes under Obama than under GWB.
62  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Chris Christie is out after Bridgegate? on: January 09, 2014, 02:25:32 pm
Way too early to tell. In a month or so, we'll have a better idea.
63  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: 'That' salute. on: January 01, 2014, 10:52:38 pm
Could someone translate this for Americans?  I've never seen this before.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quenelle_(gesture)
64  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: France debating ban on childhood beauty pageants on: December 23, 2013, 02:02:58 pm
Good -they should be banned. Children should be free just to be children. 
65  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Jang Sung-taek sacked, arrested on live TV, and executed in North Korean purge. on: December 19, 2013, 10:27:10 pm

What if the team Rodman is coaching loses?
66  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Barack Obama: Master Troll on: December 18, 2013, 11:56:10 am
FF.
67  General Discussion / Constitution and Law / Re: What will be next US Constitutional Amendment? on: December 18, 2013, 11:54:24 am
With the gutting of the Voting Rights Act making it necessary, perhaps the Right to Vote Amendment, along with the Equal Rights Amendment.   

While I doubt the Fair Vote Amendment has any chance of passage, I can see where one would argue for its passage as a way to respond to Shelby County v. Holder.  But why the Equal Right Amendment?  Not only am I not aware of any efforts to suppress the women's vote, the Voting Rights Act doesn't include any language about gender based voting discrimination.

The Voting Rights Act was most recently renewed under George W. Bush, with most Republicans voting in favor.
68  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Jang Sung-taek sacked, arrested on live TV, and executed in North Korean purge. on: December 16, 2013, 07:14:55 pm
The extreme language in the KCNA statement, as well as the fact that Jang was executed rather than simply stripped of his positions and/or forcibly retired, shows that he wasn't merely pushed aside in an internal power struggle, and that this isn't merely a case of Kim Jong Un asserting himself to consolidate his hold on power, but that Jang was actually a real threat to Kim Jong Un. We may never know what he actually did, but my guess is that a coup was either attempted or afoot.

The announcement accuses Jang of being a "reformist" ideologically aligned with the West. If only he had succeeded!

Remember that in North Korea that's pretty much the worst thing you can say about somebody, so who knows if that part is actually true: it may just have been piled on to his other crimes.
69  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Gay Marriage will be legalized in which of the following countries by 2020? on: December 16, 2013, 07:00:52 pm
Taiwan should be on the list. It will legalize gay marriage long before many of the countries you listed, and might well be the first place in Asia to do so.
70  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Why did Bill Clinton do so well (compared to Obama) in Wyoming? on: December 15, 2013, 03:47:06 pm
Coal is the biggest reason. The urban-rural split from 2000 onwards is another. Wyoming is only about 11% Mormon, and Mormons aren't the main reason why the state is so Republican. The state's heavy reliance on extractive industries and lack of urban centers are.
71  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: John Boehner is a strong, conservative Speaker who don't need no Tea Party on: December 13, 2013, 11:08:42 am
What a fearless leader. So fearless that he led the nation into a shutdown instead of doing his job.

Hopefully this means that he's seen the light and has realized that he needs to stand up to his back-benchers.
72  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Marco Rubio signs family up for Obamacare, asks for federal subsidies on: December 12, 2013, 10:49:10 am
ROFLMAO!!!!
73  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Toppling Lenin Statues on: December 11, 2013, 02:17:29 pm
We should only stop when there are just a handful left...like 4.
74  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 80 years later, LSU honors man that it expelled for criticizing Huey Long on: December 10, 2013, 06:50:31 pm
Better late than never, I guess.
75  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Do you think Vermont should secede from the US and join Canada? on: December 06, 2013, 07:15:37 pm
No, and Canada isn't the left-wing paradise that American liberal lore holds that it is. Sadly, it will stray ever farther from that ideal as oil sands continue to give Alberta more money, population, and influence.
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