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8251  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Right to Treatment Act (on the President's desk) on: October 17, 2011, 11:39:06 pm
I have been trying to contact Senator Napoleon to discuss this Bill with me but he is yet to respond to my request for information.

I plan on making my decision within the next hour.

EDIT: I have decided to take more time, and give others more opportunity to discuss the issues with me... privately.
8252  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: Which state is more economically left-wing? on: October 17, 2011, 11:22:54 pm
The definition of "economically left-wing" has become really fuzzy in America, and the answer depends on what kind of definition we're using.

This is the question
8253  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Pravda polling: Presidential race on: October 17, 2011, 11:00:42 pm
Duke will lose, but Snowguy won't get 60%. Meaning...welcome to the JCP, Duke!

Good... I want my record safe...
8254  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Education Expansion and Competitiveness Act (at final vote) on: October 17, 2011, 10:18:48 pm
I will support this Bill - but I would like to see some support for the humanities included somewhere... they are JUST as important.
8255  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Record-High 50% of Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana Use on: October 17, 2011, 10:03:07 pm
Whats interesting is how quickly public opinion seems to have changed on it, in 10 years its gone from 62% against to only 46%.

Knowledge has a profound effect on people.

So does apathy.
8256  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Ron Paul-"I will not take a salary above the average income of $30,000 per year" on: October 17, 2011, 09:50:01 pm
What evidence is there that it works?

If there was any besides theoretical - then sure. But what Paul and his kind advocate would probably create jobs... but it is symbolic of how unrelated to economic realty the Paulite solutions are - it's basically pulling the US economy back to Laissez Faire - which was fantastic for some - namely those who were able to get extraordinarily wealthy off the back of worker without basic economic protections.  Did it create jobs? Sure it did. But what kind of jobs?

Paul's whole economic view is basically trying to push a car up a hill, because you believe the road should be flat.

8257  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Survey Atlasia: October Presidential Election Poll on: October 17, 2011, 09:32:43 pm
I may or may not make an endorsement...
8258  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How many times a week do you masturbate? on: October 17, 2011, 08:37:30 pm
I'm sure nowhere near enough...
8259  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: How Open Minded Do You Consider Yourself? on: October 17, 2011, 07:58:06 pm
I've gone through 'evolutions' in my world views - I was a pretty conservative teenager.

I think I'm probably more open-minded than I ever was, but I'm not without firm convictions.

And it generally has nothing to do with being 'convinced' it has to do with experiences.

By "conservative" are we referring to by the rest of the worlds standards or by Australia's because besides toilets flushing the opposite way than here, you do kind of have "backwards" parties in the sense that the "Liberal" party in Australia is the "conservative" party elsewhere.

Well it should be by the US's standards vs the rest of the world...

But yes, I was certainly much more socially and economically right leaning.
8260  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Education Expansion and Competitiveness Act (at final vote) on: October 17, 2011, 07:56:34 pm
I can offer an amendment, but I suppose its too late. I was away all weekend.

I think simply focusing on math and science at the expense of humanities is not a good policy. We need both to have a successful education system.

Perhaps a second Bill with a humanities focus? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....?

I wanted both humanities and funding for existing state colleges, especially flagship state universities. I still feel we should focus on what we have as opposed to focusing on building new ones. We can do both.

I would support that.
8261  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Education Expansion and Competitiveness Act (at final vote) on: October 17, 2011, 07:50:42 pm
I can offer an amendment, but I suppose its too late. I was away all weekend.

I think simply focusing on math and science at the expense of humanities is not a good policy. We need both to have a successful education system.

Perhaps a second Bill with a humanities focus? Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm....?
8262  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: How Open Minded Do You Consider Yourself? on: October 17, 2011, 07:46:13 pm
I've gone through 'evolutions' in my world views - I was a pretty conservative teenager.

I think I'm probably more open-minded than I ever was, but I'm not without firm convictions.

And it generally has nothing to do with being 'convinced' it has to do with experiences.
8263  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Record-High 50% of Americans Favor Legalizing Marijuana Use on: October 17, 2011, 07:43:48 pm
It's really become an issue that most people just don't care about...
8264  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Education Expansion and Competitiveness Act (at final vote) on: October 17, 2011, 07:39:20 pm
It's a decent Bill, but I would prefer that the humanities be given more attention.

I get the intent - in order to fulfill the 'competitiveness' side - the belief is that we need to devote more attention to maths and science, like they do in China and India.

I agree with that premise, but it shouldn't be at the expense of the humanities.
8265  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Can Cain deliver? on: October 17, 2011, 07:37:41 pm
Not long - he'll probably remain the anti-Romney for a little while longer (perhaps before a Newt boom) - the horrible liberal media actually now scrutinising his ridiculous economic plan - how bigoted!?!

I said 999 would bring him unstuck, and I think it will except for the bloody-minded who think it'll work.

The thing is Iowa and NH will be here before you know it...
8266  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: A Bold Prediction: If Daniels doesn't run... on: October 17, 2011, 07:11:47 pm
Y'all heard it here first.

The acceptance on your photo sig shouldn't be that Mitt. That place is only for the good Dr. Ron Paul.



Trust me... it's definitely one of them.
8267  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Hillsong on: October 17, 2011, 07:02:26 pm
I LOATHE Hillsong... it's a vile, tacky and 'profit-driven' boil.

I have friend who were members and have invited me along... the invite generally elicits and "thanks, but no f***ing way".

Hillsong was one of the biggest beneficiaries of the 'schism' within the Sydney Anglican diocese.

The current Archbishop of Sydney and his brother started to force through a very conservative line within the Church (the importance of women being 'submissive' and other sickening stuff), the Archbishop also had a meltdown because Prince Charles postponed his wedding to attend Pope John Paul II's funeral - he thought it inappropriate of the future Governor of the Church of England...... it forced a fundamental divide ... the liberals went to the Uniting Church and the Baptists (the Baptists aren't insane here), the evangelicals (who wanted the American pizzazz) went to the Megachurches (like Hillsong) leaving the old-school Anglicans with the geriatrics who attend the 8am services and sing 'I Vow to Thee My Country'. 
8268  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Ron Paul-"I will not take a salary above the average income of $30,000 per year" on: October 17, 2011, 06:44:53 pm
That's nice, but I'd rather he sacrifice his awful insane ideology that would mean tens of millions of Americans losing much needed healthcare and government assistance instead of saving the government 0.0001% of our budget every year.

His free market idealology is the right one. Keynesinism doesn't work whatsoever.


Oh Good... it's OK everyone... we've been told which one works.

Just for S&G (I would like him to be the one to answer this...) where are there example that a pure free-market system works at the national economy level? Now, I mean beyond increasing wealth of some... I also mean benefits like health, education and the like... aaaaand go!
8269  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Ron Paul-"I will not take a salary above the average income of $30,000 per year" on: October 17, 2011, 06:34:07 pm
But if Obama did something like this, left-wing forumites would pee their individual panties.

No, I would call it a pointless stunt.

It's akin to cutting the NDA funding to address a $14trillion debt.
8270  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Ron Paul-"I will not take a salary above the average income of $30,000 per year" on: October 17, 2011, 05:44:10 pm
What a waste of space...
8271  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Wonkish1 on: October 17, 2011, 05:58:17 am
One of the most annoying motherf-ers that has ever posted on this website.

Because it takes one to know one Smiley

Thank God you took it upon yourself.
8272  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the British Labour Government (1997-2010) on: October 17, 2011, 02:06:29 am
It was a broadly good and progressive government from 1997-2003. Then the spark faded and was snuffed out by 2007

I agree with this.
8273  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Political Quiz List. Are you a Quiz Whiz? on: October 17, 2011, 01:54:39 am
Awwww... it's like we're polar opposites.
8274  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: What is your annual income and party affiliation? on: October 16, 2011, 09:15:11 pm
It's just so strange and relates to the other thread around what's 'rich' and comments about costs of living.

Put it this way -here, the person who manages a KFC is on about $55,000 (US$56,700)...

The ONLY way someone here could survive on say $35,000 a year or less is to share, have very few expenses (ie never go out), already own their home or still live with parents.

Anything under say... $50,000 in Canberra would be considered doing it rough, especially if they rent or have to pay a mortgage... even single people.
8275  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: what phobias do you have? on: October 16, 2011, 11:31:59 am
Heights, snakes and.... driving.
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