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1  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Frau Merkel makes a Palestinian kid cry on national TV on: July 17, 2015, 01:05:02 pm
What exactly is Merkel supposed to do here?

I'm not exactly a fan of the current government, but the recent reactions to anything Merkel, Schäuble and co. do have really made me realize how reasonable they are.
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: June 2015 Federal Election - President, VP and Regional Senators on: June 19, 2015, 02:14:28 am

PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT


[ 1 ] Bore of Rhode Island and Averroës Nix of South Carolina
Labor Party - The People's Party



[ 2 ] BaconBacon96 of Colorado and Bacon King of Nunavut
Independent - Labor Party



[  ] Dkrolga of Massachusetts and Altsomn Stmarken (JoMCaR) of Maine
Civic Renewal - Federalist Party



[  ] Write-in:______________________________
-__________________



[  ] None of the above


MIDEAST SENATOR


[  ] Lumine von Reuental of Ohio
Civic Renewal



[ 1 ] New Canadaland of Ontario
Labor Party



[  ] Write-in:______________________________
-__________________



[  ] None of the above


3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Swearing in of New Officeholders on: June 04, 2015, 03:30:26 pm
I, Franzl, do solemnly affirm that I will faithfully execute the office of Mideast Lieutenant Governor and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitutions of the Republic of Atlasia and the Mideast Region, so help me Dave.
4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Windjammer/Franzl for Mideast Governor/Mideast Lieutenant Governor (Thank you) on: May 27, 2015, 05:33:02 pm
The People have spoken, and they have spoken clearly. I'm honored to be serving the Mideast again.
5  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Europeization of the USA and americanization of Europe on: May 21, 2015, 05:41:19 pm
Do you think that since 2008, the USA has been becoming more European and Europe has been becoming more American?

In the USA, there is a presidente who favors na welfare state. His most importante domestic policy was the universal health care. Changes could be faster if there were no Republican majority in the Congress.
Europe in known for being more secularista than the USA. However, christian fundamentalismo in the USA is declining.

On the other side of the North Atlantic, there are many conservative leaders, like Merkel, Cameron and Rajoy. Even socialist leaders like Hollande and Tsispiras do not have enough room for left-wing policies.
Income inequality in Europe did not increase like what happened in the USA during the Reagan era. However, income inequality in Europe has been growing nowadays. Labor markets are becoming more flexible.
After the euro crisis, there is increasing pressure to reduce the spending on the welfare states.

Cameron would be a democrat in this country

Haha... no.
6  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Palestinians banned from riding same buses as Israelis: official on: May 20, 2015, 07:59:05 am
I have none, don't know much about it and it seems to be resolved anyway.

(and I was the third person to mention FIFA)

Oh, right. Well I suppose openly segregationist policy plans (that, yes, have been cancelled for now) aren't anything to have an opinion on or be concerned about. A peace football match, on the other hand, is definitely something that shows Israel's desire for peace. Can't think of anything that would show that deep desire more.
7  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Palestinians banned from riding same buses as Israelis: official on: May 20, 2015, 07:52:01 am
Meanwhile, FIFA has offered to play a "peace" match between Israel and the Palestinians in Switzerland.  Bibi has already agreed.  Let's wait and see what the peace loving Palestinians do......



when their leaders again torpedo any chance to move forward.

It'd be more interesting to hear your comment on the matter here instead of something totally irrelevant.
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: AZ shuts down welfare benefits after 12 months...... on: May 20, 2015, 02:31:25 am
lolzona.

I'm not surprised you find this amusing.
9  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: How would you have sentenced Timothy McVeigh? on: May 19, 2015, 05:25:25 pm
Also one of the seldom cases where Option 2 is warranted.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the New Forum on: May 12, 2015, 03:04:03 pm
The very definition of a freedom forum
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Breaking News: New forum is up and running - sign up now! on: May 12, 2015, 02:55:33 pm
Have any overtures been made to opebo, jmfcst, libertas, Lewis, etc.

Yes, except maybe jmcfst.  I don't know how to contact him and I think there's only one person here who does.

Did you contact Lewis, Grumps? I'd love to see him on the new forum as well.

Who is the person who knows how to contact jmfcst?

I can contact Lewis.

Please do, Franzl.  I PM'd him here since he was on Sunday, so he does pop by.

Just sent him an e-mail.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Breaking News: New forum is up and running - sign up now! on: May 12, 2015, 02:45:28 pm
Have any overtures been made to opebo, jmfcst, libertas, Lewis, etc.

Yes, except maybe jmcfst.  I don't know how to contact him and I think there's only one person here who does.

Did you contact Lewis, Grumps? I'd love to see him on the new forum as well.

Who is the person who knows how to contact jmfcst?

I can contact Lewis.
13  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Illinois Supreme Court strikes down 2013 pension overhaul law on: May 09, 2015, 08:57:39 am
Time for Rauner to show he can resolve this effectively. I'm confident he can.

Would you be interested in some beachfront property in South Dakota? I have an interesting offer to make you.
14  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election - May 7th 2015 (The Official Election Day & Results Thread) on: May 08, 2015, 06:05:53 am
Couldn't be much more horrible.
15  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Candidate Declaration Thread on: May 08, 2015, 03:13:44 am
I'm running for Lt. Governor of the Mideast on Windjammer's ticket.
16  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election - May 7th 2015 (The Official Election Day & Results Thread) on: May 07, 2015, 10:47:58 am
In 2010 for example, the BBC made a big fanfare of playing Big Ben strike ten as they put out the poll.


Lol.

And when can be official results?

From what I know, every constituency declares their own result at some point after 10pm local time. There are constituencies which take until tomorrow morning or noon to declare, so a UK-wide result should be known tomorrow at some point.

This is correct.  The first results will almost certainly be from the Sunderland constituencies, perhaps an hour or so after the polls close.  Most others will declare some time between about 1am and 6am local time.  A handful will wait until tomorrow to count, and some very close results may also declare very late.  IIRC in 1997 Winchester (where the majority was 2) didn't declare until mid afternoon on the Friday (and of course the result was later declared void and there was a by-election, which, um, wasn't quite as close...).

Ahhh.

That's why I love the Austrian way of elections: Polls are open from 6am to 5pm on Sunday. Vote counting takes 2 hours. Pundits analyse the results until 10pm. Everyone goes to sleep.

Wink
Is election day a national holiday?

It's a Sunday. No reason to make it a holiday additionally, is there?
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Summer is coming (30°C today) on: May 05, 2015, 10:52:54 am
Is it really worth a new thread each time Salzburg has a particularly warm or cold day? Wink
18  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Which Country is more Free? on: April 29, 2015, 07:49:23 am
Depends on your concept of freedom. Canada on the things I (and most people in the world) care about.
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Vote Aye: Atlasians for Electoral Reform on: April 29, 2015, 07:03:51 am
Although I have long been a supporter of proportional representation in Atlasia and have resisted abandoning STV when this issue was raised numerous times in the past, I have come to the conclusion that something needs to be done to intensify competition again. Having one predictable election after another in which far more than half the candidates are ultimately elected is not a healthy condition to maintain.

I endorse the YES campaign and was happy to just cast my vote for electoral reform.
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Mideast Voting Booth: Presidential Pardon Amendment on: April 29, 2015, 07:01:41 am
AYE
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Mideast Voting Booth: Electoral Reform Amendment on: April 29, 2015, 07:00:17 am
AYE
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Can hedge fund managers go to Heaven? on: April 29, 2015, 06:58:39 am
If we're talking about the average American's view of heaven and hell, then the guy's good works would have to outweigh his bad works, in which case it is totally dependent on the person and what he did as a hedge fund manager.

Is it really? I don't know of any church that makes such a simple heaven-hell judgement.
23  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Anschluss Referendum 1938 on: April 29, 2015, 04:37:39 am
Nah I don't want Austria. They're nice to have as that weird, small brother and to go skiing there every once in a while.

Good to keep it that way Wink
24  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Shocking racist outburst against Somali immigrant filmed in Vienna on: April 29, 2015, 04:35:56 am
I'm not understanding why this is shocking.

It's not in the slightest.
25  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: How Austrians would have voted in previous Presidential elections on: April 28, 2015, 07:32:33 am
Most Europeans consider the Democrats to be the lesser of two evils...

Kind of. It's more that only one of those evils is considered to even be sane.
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