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8251  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: The most insane Republican running on: October 25, 2011, 07:15:15 pm
Maybe the question should be the most sane GOP candidate?
8252  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: LSAT scores are coming out! on: October 25, 2011, 07:12:57 pm
Holy crap… I wasn’t aware I could have gotten into all but Harvard, Yale and Columbia with my LSAT score!
What is the LSAT you speak of?

Well I took it... 2 years ago when I wanted to expand my options and considered escaping Australia.

I got a 169.
8253  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: So much for that 99%... on: October 25, 2011, 07:00:03 pm

and just over a quarter don't agree... and? it's more popular than not...

But it does reflect OWSt's biggest problem... their message is confused. Say what you want about the Tea Party - at least they get a unified position together for the public. Occupy Wall St, even though I do agree with their point - are too... "left wing" in their organising...

In fact, it's my biggest pet peeve about the left is that they worry so much about not being inclusive - that they don't realise that in order to get public support you need a clear and unambiguous message.
8254  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Franklin D Roosevelt on: October 25, 2011, 06:54:30 pm
Good president...

Clearly the cons: the court-stacking and the Japanese internment camps...


Pros: Regardless of what the right thinks of providing jobs and therefore money and food to people - it was effective. People forget that he tried to roll-back some of the reforms due to Budgetary pressures in 1937... and the unemployment rate shot up by about 7% in a year.

I think too many get lost in their own Ideological bog when it comes to FDR - but in 1933... "pulling yourself up by your bootstraps" was not going to fix 25% unemployment and 25% underemployment. It was massive, and it wasn't going to be fixed any time soon - but on the other side, the economy didn't recover until mass-production was required in WWII... even then... it was for the military... so still 'Government' jobs Tongue
8255  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: LSAT scores are coming out! on: October 25, 2011, 06:39:06 pm
Holy crap… I wasn’t aware I could have gotten into all but Harvard, Yale and Columbia with my LSAT score!
8256  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: The White House - Polnut Administration on: October 25, 2011, 06:21:52 pm

PRESS RELEASE

THE FINAL WEEK OF THE POLNUT PRESIDENCY

The Regional Tour

The President will be making a stop in each region over the coming days, he wants to take the opportunity to thank the Atlasian people for their support.

SCHEDULE

Thursday 27 October - Atlanta, GA and Denver, CO
Friday 28 October - San Francisco, CA
Saturday 29 October - Chicago, IL and Pittsburgh, PA

Farewell Address

As is traditional the President will be making a farewell address to the nation. While the venue is yet to be determined, it will not be an Oval Office Address.

The address will take place at 9pm EST on Wednesday 2 November.
8257  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Can Obama compete in Georgia? on: October 25, 2011, 05:45:22 pm
I tend to agree that in the current climate, if Obama is comfortable spending time and money in Georgia, he's probably pretty confident in winning.

So, I think he can compete... but there are only a few circumstances in which I think he should.
8258  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: What have you eaten for dinner? on: October 25, 2011, 05:42:10 pm
Last night I had a Pad Khing - stir-fried beef with spring onions, chinese cabbage, ginger in oyster sauce, with a glass of a NZ Marlborough region Sav Blanc
8259  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Winfield/Jbrase for Atlasia........WINFIELD CONCESSION on: October 24, 2011, 11:02:28 pm
You ran a great campaign.
8260  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Is Julia Gillard a dead woman walking? on: October 24, 2011, 08:59:07 pm
New Newspoll out today

Primary vote
ALP: 29 -
Coalition: 45 -4
Greens: 15 +3 (equals their PV record)

TPP
Coalition: 54 -3
ALP: 46 +3

Satisfaction

Gillard
Satisfied: 30+2
Dissatisfied: 61+1

Abbott
Satisfied: 34 -2
Disatisfied: 56 +3
8261  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Occupy Atlasia on: October 24, 2011, 06:24:21 pm

Sorry... this is news?
8262  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Occupy Atlasia on: October 24, 2011, 05:18:47 pm
Sorry, I'm looooong gone.

See ya, Nancy.  Wink

My sense of smell is too delicate to hang around for too long Tongue
8263  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Santorum willing to die to stop same-sex marriage on: October 24, 2011, 08:32:58 am
I've decided to stop picking on Santorum... no matter how repugnant his views are or how stupidly he expresses them... he's not going to win and it's a bit silly to focus too much time on him.
8264  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Occupy Atlasia on: October 24, 2011, 07:53:08 am
Sorry, I'm looooong gone.
8265  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Marokai for the Midwest: Victoryyyyyy! on: October 24, 2011, 12:37:46 am
Congrats on your victory.
8266  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: The White House - Polnut Administration on: October 24, 2011, 12:31:25 am

PRESS RELEASE

The President has contacted Senator Snowguy and Vice President Bacon King and congratulated them on their victory in the election.

He wishes them both every success, as well as his support during the transition.
8267  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Selective Education Act (debating) on: October 23, 2011, 11:44:30 pm
While I support the spirit of this bill, I do not believe that it should be as cut and dry as this.  I don't support money going to parochial education... but not all money diverted to education goes to religious education. 

The school lunch program, for example, does not expressly promote a religious education... it simply feeds students.  And while many private schools cater to wealthy families, many more cater to poor families in rural areas.

Bussing, school lunches, and participation in extracurricular activities with local school districts shouldn't be forbidden. 

Basically, I'd support the bill if it focused only on "tuition" but allowed secondary support in those areas I outlined above.

I like the approach.
8268  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Occupy Atlasia on: October 23, 2011, 11:23:16 pm
They should pay their fair share of taxes, when taxpayers saved so many from destruction they need to responsibly handle that money - performance bonuses need to be based on above and beyond their remunerated responsibilities... etc etc

Respect the environment, ensure workers earn enough and have support (including more realisitic leave allowances)... basically realising that you need to protect more than the shareholder's investment.

As to enforcement... me? I'm out of office in a bit over week...
8269  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: BK Election Tracker! on: October 23, 2011, 11:16:35 pm
What an absolute squeaker...
8270  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Free Trade vs Protectionism on: October 23, 2011, 09:12:16 pm
Neither works in a pure form.
8271  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Ron Paul wants to phase out federal student loans on: October 23, 2011, 09:08:58 pm
This is what makes it so difficult to talk to Paulites, there are a lot of assumptions as to what will happen.

You assume that if federal loans are taken away, Universities will have to reduce costs? Therefore more students could get in without them... an assumption - you assume that states would re-instate their own schemes... but wouldn't that create the same distortion you're worried about?

Either way you slice it, it DOES support those who can pay full price to go regardless and makes a lot of assumptions of what 'could' happen that might make it possible for poorer students to go to college.
8272  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: How likely is my hypothesis? on: October 23, 2011, 08:47:23 pm
I doubt anyone in 1932 would have expected the electoral maps since 1992... so a lot can change...
8273  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Apocalypse this Friday, Dibble plans Vegas vacation for following week on: October 23, 2011, 08:43:49 pm
Anyone think he's going to say 21 May 2012?
8274  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Selective Education Act (debating) on: October 23, 2011, 08:43:08 pm
How long do you think a phase-out should take? 5 years? Less, more?

Well you'd need to allow time for schools to adjust their forward budget estimates... 5 years should be enough.

But I doubt such a time period would be acceptable.
8275  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Santorum willing to die to stop same-sex marriage on: October 23, 2011, 08:39:10 pm
"Die on that hill" is a rather common figure of speech.  Next time a liberal says "I'd rather die than....", we'll make sure to note the hypocrisy.

If anyone makes a hyperbolic statement like that then they should be ridiculed... whoever it is.
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