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8926  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Appeal of politically conservative economics on: March 30, 2007, 12:52:57 pm
Define "Conservative" economics. Does that mean Bushonomics, Reagonomics or Monetarism, or what?
8927  General Discussion / History / Re: US Presidents, Day 30: Coolidge on: March 30, 2007, 12:49:36 pm
"How can you tell" - Dorothy Parker on hearing Coolidge was dead.
8928  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Preferred Parties- Worldwide on: March 30, 2007, 12:48:07 pm
Because you support economically right wing parties in most countries but then the Greens here (have you ever read their platform?)

Yes. Voting for the Greens would be a protest vote for me If I lived in the United States. I would vote for the Democrats at a local level, but not nationally. Plus I'm not entirely against the economic left.

why? Hell you strike me as a moderate Republican, even to the right of them on many issues.

And the Green platform is not just economically left, it's completely unfeasible.

LOL. And what issue am I to the right of the Republicans?

Public schools.

I'm on the left of the Democrats on many issues - especially foreign policy and attitudes to "morality".

Then you've been paying crap attention to what the Democrats are doing on those lately. The Democrats are opposing the Iraq War and despite the idiotic claim you made before, a majority of Democrats did not support it originally (a majority of Democrats in Congress voted against it). The Democrats are not supporting the religious right (their entire agenda basically died with the Democratic takeover of Congress)

I also hope you aren't including tobacco under that "morality" label.

I know the Greens platform is ultra-left wing on many economic issues but the greens aren't going to win power, are they?

Making voting for them a waste of time.

1. Being against the formal system of education is not a left or right wing issue. Unless you consider Ivan Illich or George Bernard Shaw to be right-wing. 
2. Most leading Democrats supported the Iraq war, in 2004 the realistic presidential nominees all supported the war and those who opposed were not taken seriously.
3. I admit the Democrats are not in bed with Religious right (Neither are the Republicans - except when it suits them.) but they are still a socially conservative and Authoritian party imo. Remember PATRIOT Act senate vote: 99-1
4. By your logic voting for a Democrat in say, UT-1, would also be a waste of time, no?
5. What Lewis said. (on Iraq)
6. If you lived in Ireland you definetly be a green at least, if not a member of the Socialist party or even Socialist Workers Party (Hahahaha...). Your Irish equivalent would not vote for Labour.
7. What's wrong with Ireland?
8929  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: What's the last movie you've seen? on: March 25, 2007, 06:14:37 am

Lol. I wasn't thinking of Iraq at all, but the attitude that Miller shows in his films strike me as... well... fascist, to say the least.
8930  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Preferred Parties- Worldwide on: March 25, 2007, 05:47:09 am
Because you support economically right wing parties in most countries but then the Greens here (have you ever read their platform?)

Yes. Voting for the Greens would be a protest vote for me If I lived in the United States. I would vote for the Democrats at a local level, but not nationally. Plus I'm not entirely against the economic left.

why? Hell you strike me as a moderate Republican, even to the right of them on many issues.

And the Green platform is not just economically left, it's completely unfeasible.

LOL. And what issue am I to the right of the Republicans? I'm on the left of the Democrats on many issues - especially foreign policy and attitudes to "morality".

I know the Greens platform is ultra-left wing on many economic issues but the greens aren't going to win power, are they? It's between them and the libertarians, and I think a $10 minimum wage is slightly less crazy than going back to the gold standard, no? (Cue Mac to enter to tell me I'm wrong and how the global economy was so much better in pre-big goverment days of 20s, yadda, yadda, yadda..)
8931  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What would be the American Conservative Union score of the Preceding poster? on: March 25, 2007, 05:40:51 am
35. His ability to use his mindless rhetoric pushes the scores up - once he gets to far in Thailand and has his balls cut off in a freak knife accident he will return to Missouri and become the most hardcore republican.
8932  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Preferred Parties- Worldwide on: March 24, 2007, 08:43:12 pm
Because you support economically right wing parties in most countries but then the Greens here (have you ever read their platform?)

Yes. Voting for the Greens would be a protest vote for me If I lived in the United States. I would vote for the Democrats at a local level, but not nationally. Plus I'm not entirely against the economic left.
8933  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What Gives You Away as Being "Low Class" on: March 24, 2007, 06:56:52 pm
It's not my accent, though that's clearly not working class Dublin either, it's the words I choose.
8934  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Which of the following do you believe in? on: March 24, 2007, 06:18:10 pm
All of them.

Just curious. Why do a lot of you not believe in luck?

Because of not being stupid.

8935  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Scientific Smackdown: Skeptics Voted The Clear Winners Against Global Warming Be on: March 24, 2007, 05:56:34 pm
Look I'm a global warming skeptic (though it must said there is a natural release of CO2 into the atmosphere so talking about cows farting, human breathing is irrelevant.) but when the scientific consesus believes that we should at least put massive barriers against CO2 pollution, then we should do so.

But you are too attached to a rich lifestyle to do that.
8936  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What Gives You Away as Being "Low Class" on: March 24, 2007, 05:53:59 pm
The way I speak gives me away as being upper-middle class.
8937  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Mac's game-round 2 on: March 24, 2007, 05:47:05 pm
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guys, pester Gully until he posts.  HE'S NOT GETTING THE PLEASURE OF THE POSSIBILITY OF GETTING VOTED OFF WITHOUT POSTING FIRST!



Happy?

8938  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Scientific Smackdown: Skeptics Voted The Clear Winners Against Global Warming Be on: March 24, 2007, 05:44:04 pm
I love the fact that it's the most pro-free market people who most deny the Greenhouse effect. It shows that, like all other political issues, what stand one takes on this it has nothing whatsoever to do with facts.

No, it shows that the most pro-free market people tend to be smart enough to know that CO2 and global average temperature both happen to be going up right now is a coincidence. Also, there is no evidence for global warming south of the equator. Also, I would like to argue that even if global warming is caused by CO2 increase, wouldn't the whales contribute more the global warming than humans would?

Sorry while I yawn. I am not a scientist in any way.

Oh, and "There's no monopoly on common sense on either side of the political fence". You libertarians might keep that in mind - some of you are worse than the most fatuous and smug liberal university professor.

I really doubt about the claims of there being no Global warming south of the equator. And again doubts (not solid fact, but doubts) should not get in the way of trying to reform enviormental policy. There's a risk that your quoted scientists are wrong, and it's too big a risk if they are right.
8939  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Is raising a child as a fundamentalist child abuse? on: March 24, 2007, 04:19:13 pm
I hope to raise my children as fundamentalists in the doctrines of question everything, explore all possibilities and have fun. Is that abusive?
8940  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Which of the following is John McCain? on: March 24, 2007, 04:14:55 pm
Depending on his mood - all of those... except 2. Never 2.
8941  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Scientific Smackdown: Skeptics Voted The Clear Winners Against Global Warming Be on: March 24, 2007, 04:09:31 pm
I love the fact that it's the most pro-free market people who most deny the Greenhouse effect. It shows that, like all other political issues, what stand one takes on this it has nothing whatsoever to do with facts.
8942  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Preferred Parties- Worldwide on: March 24, 2007, 04:00:34 pm
France - UDP\CAP-21\Greens
Canada - Greens
US - Greens
Mexico - Not Sure
UK - Liberal Democrats
Russia - Union of Right forces
Germany - Greens or FDP
Israel - Unsure
Spain - Right now? PSOE
Ireland - Anti-Fianna Fail

That makes no sense whatsoever.

I'll do mine tommorow.

How so?
8943  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: What's the last movie you've seen? on: March 24, 2007, 03:51:27 pm
300. Fairly Boring aside from the visuals, which were amazing obviously - and is it just me or aren't all of Frank Miller's films at their root core just very god damn conservative? (or perhaps I'm doing what BRTD did with Arnie Flicks - though Miller seems to be slightly more intelligent than Arnie. I think.)
8944  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: France puts secret UFO archive online on: March 24, 2007, 03:45:15 pm
There was a report by leading French military and political establishment wags which claimed that the existence of extraterristial UFOs is "quasi-certain" - I would link this but I know of nowhere on the internet where the report is in English.
8945  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How far can you go back... on: March 24, 2007, 03:07:25 pm
1944 until Dr Cynic posted Dewey's running mate. HA! I know more than you Americans! HAHAHAHA Wink
8946  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Going behind the scenes... on: March 24, 2007, 03:04:24 pm
Sorry to hear that...

I hope I wasn't in any way responisible for this...

Nope.  Can't say that you were.  Actually, this is going to sound terrible, but I can't even say I noticed you at all.

No. That's okay. I just remember posting in the "Texas thread" and made some lame comment about Texas being uncultured a few days earlier. That's what I might have thought... ah, it doesn't matter now.
8947  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Is it ironic that Arnold Schwarzenegger's movies are mostly left wing? on: March 24, 2007, 02:58:44 pm
What? BRTD I think you are reading way to much into really shallow and meaningless movies. I wouldn't call any of Arnold's movies anything more than silly entertainment and I doubt that there was supposed to be a political message in any of them.

Only BRTD could do this. Really.
8948  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Which of the following do you believe in? on: March 24, 2007, 02:57:53 pm
I think none of those exist. I believe that many of those may exist (and that it's not very relevant to life anyway). I feel certain that an afterlife of sorts exists, but unknowable to an alive human mind.
8949  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Is homosexuality immoral? on: March 19, 2007, 06:29:17 am
Yes (D) -- Marriage is designed to reproduce and it is physically impossible to reproduce without egg and sperm.  You can't have sperm and sperm or egg and egg to reproduce.  One may argue for invetro fertilization, but thats not reproduction inside the marriage.

Who said anything about marriage, or reproduction?
8950  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Who would you have voted for... on: March 18, 2007, 09:07:09 pm
Despite my long previous there are very few times in American history I would have voted for a major party Candidate. Those are:

1972: McGovern (Democratic)
1932: Roosevelt (Democratic)
1900: Bryan (Democratic) Only as a STOP MCKINLEY drive.
1888: Cleveland (Democratic)
1884: Cleveland (Democratic)
1864: Lincoln (Republican)
And all the times Jefferson ran.
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