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1  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: The word "Hispanic" on: July 16, 2017, 05:38:36 pm
You are familiar with the "Jeremy Corbyn is the Prime Minister" meme?

You are a Republican in the exact same fashion.
2  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: The word "Hispanic" on: July 16, 2017, 05:02:19 pm
BRTD, you are a Republican.
3  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: The word "Hispanic" on: July 16, 2017, 03:15:05 pm
While I would not have put it as urgently or as dramatically now - I was only twenty at the time and in undergrad - I stand by the principle of the vast majority of things I said in this thread. And they are still important.
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Mnuchin Wedding Caption Contest on: June 28, 2017, 08:36:40 pm
No taste.
5  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Are the Tories Endangering the Northern Irish Peace Process? on: June 15, 2017, 02:57:10 pm
Depends by what you mean by 'the Peace Process'. If you mean, "the Tories are helping a return to violence" then that's pretty unlikely to say the least but if you mean, "the Tories role in Northern Ireland is helping make it even more ungovernable and damaging the institutions set up in the GFA" then that's correct. And have been since at least a few weeks before 23rd June 2016.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: When you knew Trump would win... on: June 01, 2017, 09:35:27 pm
First I drank. Then I went to the microphone to announce the rest of the audience at the grad watch party (who were still in denial mode) that T***p was going to win and that they'd better start dealing with it. Then I drank. Then I pestered a bunch of friends with incoherent rants about how nothing makes sense anymore. Then I drank. Then I threw up and had to be driven back home.

...yeah, I'm not proud.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aegU-_LGBak&list=PLx2P3rFQIlRMcFfUPvteRGTDlsb3TEfl8

EDIT: Also, this seems relevant
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rXtuuUpBe0

I won't say that my rants made more sense than this guy's, but at least mine had genuine emotion in them. Tongue

This is truly, truly a terrible take.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: When you knew Trump would win... on: May 31, 2017, 10:13:16 pm
First I drank. Then I went to the microphone to announce the rest of the audience at the grad watch party (who were still in denial mode) that T***p was going to win and that they'd better start dealing with it. Then I drank. Then I pestered a bunch of friends with incoherent rants about how nothing makes sense anymore. Then I drank. Then I threw up and had to be driven back home.

...yeah, I'm not proud.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aegU-_LGBak&list=PLx2P3rFQIlRMcFfUPvteRGTDlsb3TEfl8

EDIT: Also, this seems relevant
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_rXtuuUpBe0
8  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of the 1990s on: May 30, 2017, 08:34:03 pm
Ah, the decade where Quentin Tarantino was considered America's biggest aesthetic revolutionary.
9  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Best Sci-Fi universe/story (new poll) on: May 24, 2017, 08:04:42 pm
Star Wars and Star Trek are objectively the best. Neither are my favorites.

Because they made the most money? Go boil your head.

Because they are the most famous. Yeah, that tends to correlate with making money, so what? There is no other objective way to measure 'best'.

Beet destroying whole traditions of art criticism in one sentence here.
10  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: "Who would fictional characters vote for?" omnibus thread on: May 24, 2017, 08:27:31 am
The Donkey in Au Hasard Balthazar would 100% be a Clinton voter imo
11  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Non alcoholic beer with a craft beer taste. Let's replace alcoholic beer. on: May 21, 2017, 10:49:09 am
And now for my moment of chauvinism: Bud is inoffensive compared with the skunk-anodized-with-aluminum taste of Heineken.

This is ftr an 100% correct opinion.
12  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Non alcoholic beer with a craft beer taste. Let's replace alcoholic beer. on: May 20, 2017, 08:44:19 pm
Yes 'Craft Beer' is a bullsh-t marketing term. Stop using it.
13  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Why there are so few female customers of male sex workers? on: May 20, 2017, 08:43:26 pm
You know, despite what our contemporary postmodern aesthetics may indicate, sometimes the most obvious answer is, indeed, the correct one, as William of Ockham would know.

By stating this though, I do not wish to deny that humanity contains multitudes. Just that it is what it is.
14  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Non alcoholic beer with a craft beer taste. Let's replace alcoholic beer. on: May 20, 2017, 08:26:31 pm
You will take my 7-11% Belgian Dark Ales out of my cold, dead (enjoyably slightly drunk) hands.
15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Process / Re: EC supporters: Do you think any other place should have an "electoral college"? on: May 18, 2017, 12:21:35 pm
Electoral College was a sordid compromise to solve a series of issues most of which no longer exist (and some no longer existed very quickly in the history of the United States) and were unique to Early America.

It's not a model you can export, even if you wanted to (and note that America when imposing democracy abroad a la Iraq plumbs for a parliamentary system).

America no longer has small, rural states?

(yes I'm aware of the current fad about claiming that the EC was about slavery, and I plain disagree)

No, the main issue was that there was no history of central government between the colonies and so had to share power to a degree between them - local identities being much more important than national ones.

It's a long time since anyone could reasonably claim that was true for most of the United States.
16  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Process / Re: EC supporters: Do you think any other place should have an "electoral college"? on: May 14, 2017, 10:05:18 pm
Electoral College was a sordid compromise to solve a series of issues most of which no longer exist (and some no longer existed very quickly in the history of the United States) and were unique to Early America.

It's not a model you can export, even if you wanted to (and note that America when imposing democracy abroad a la Iraq plumbs for a parliamentary system).
17  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Best Sci-Fi universe/story (new poll) on: May 10, 2017, 10:29:10 pm
Why so many votes for Hitchhiker's Guide?

Because it's not rubbish unlike at least three of the other poll options.
18  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: What on earth are people on about Le Pen? on: May 10, 2017, 10:28:06 pm
A few weeks on, I repeat myself
You people do understand the difference between a 3-point difference in the polls and a 20-point difference, right?
19  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: What on earth are people on about Le Pen? on: April 22, 2017, 05:38:43 pm
You people do understand the difference between a 3-point difference in the polls and a 20-point difference, right?
20  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: 2017 French Presidential Election - Predictions Thread on: April 21, 2017, 06:56:16 pm
I'm going with Macron and Fillon based on no reason other than I think Fillon is probably underpolling because a) he's become one of those candidates and b) his voters are most likely to vote (Contrast to JPM).
21  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: 2017 French Presidential Election on: April 20, 2017, 01:47:39 pm
Macron's strength - and Le Pen's weakness - in the North West of France is very interesting imo. Shows the ways in which Macron is the most 'traditional right' of all the candidates.

What is the traditional Right for you? More Giscard or more Chirac?

It means it likes the Pope and doesn't like Parisians telling them what to do. Which makes Fillon's failure more interesting...
22  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: 2017 French Presidential Election on: April 20, 2017, 01:46:55 pm
Macron's strength - and Le Pen's weakness - in the North West of France is very interesting imo. Shows the ways in which Macron is the most 'traditional right' of all the candidates.

Or demographic change - the North West has secularised dramatically; and Rennes and Nantes are almost the two most obvious examples of socially liberal, prosperous, bobo cities in the country.

Although the region has always been politically moderate, a friendly country for centrists.

Ah, but if the North West had become like the rest of France then it wouldn't stand out in elections.
23  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Best Sci-Fi universe/story (new poll) on: April 20, 2017, 01:34:47 pm
By some criteria nothing listed in the poll is 'science fiction'
24  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: 2017 French Presidential Election on: April 20, 2017, 01:31:05 pm
Macron's strength - and Le Pen's weakness - in the North West of France is very interesting imo. Shows the ways in which Macron is the most 'traditional right' of all the candidates.
25  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Best Sci-Fi universe/story (new poll) on: April 18, 2017, 11:17:30 pm
The Stars My Destination for best story

As for best Universe/World, most Jack Vance novels have a claim
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