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1  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: How would YOU vote in a Reid vs. Sandoval Senate Race? on: Today at 03:55:43 am
I'd vote for Sandoval over Reid for Governor probably...but the nature of a legislature would force me to stick with Reid in a senatorial election. Party is what matters.
2  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Do you approve of Obama's executive orders on immigration? on: Today at 02:09:28 am
Strongly approve
3  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Do you support US airstrikes against ISIS? on: November 20, 2014, 05:42:38 pm
Yes, of course. It's one of the best possible uses of American military power.
4  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Mideast Voting Booth: November 2014 Elections on: November 20, 2014, 10:52:35 am
1. write-in: I either disapprove of or do not know the candidates.
2. None of the Above
5  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: German Elections & Politics on: November 19, 2014, 05:46:05 pm
Yep, the Linke led red-red-green coalition is happening.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: How fast do you drive on the expressway? on: November 18, 2014, 08:29:48 pm
Depends. On those portions of the Autobahn that have speed limits, normally about 10-20 km/h over.

On rural US interstates, if at all possible, around 20 mph over.
7  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Euro 2016 Qualifying on: November 18, 2014, 05:38:44 am
Spain wins 3-0
8  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: November 2014 Special At-large Senate Election on: November 16, 2014, 04:32:12 am
1 Bacon King
2 Cris
3 SomebodyWhoExists
9  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: GOP makes gains with White Catholics in 2014 on: November 12, 2014, 06:25:03 am
American Catholicism is strange.
10  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Even more good news the media (and other fearmongerers) will ignore on: November 12, 2014, 06:19:02 am
And yet it's still extremely high for the Western world.

Seriously, happy to see this positive trend, but it's not exactly confirmation that American gun policies are a good idea.
11  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Scandal in the German Bundestag during November 9 commemoration on: November 10, 2014, 03:14:17 am
I don't see why this is a problem. It was a political statement about a political event in front of a political body.
12  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: in other good news, GMO labeling loses in OR and CO on: November 07, 2014, 10:12:56 am
Why exactly would it be a bad idea to give consumers information?
13  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: IL 2016: Kirk is in on: November 07, 2014, 07:08:10 am
Kirk will lose in any presidential year that isn't a high Republican win. May not be a huge margin, though.
14  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Embittered election postmortem (please let's just have this one thread to vent) on: November 05, 2014, 03:29:35 am
What an ass kicking.

At the same time, I'm happy I wasn't really emotionally attached to anything this year. It's disappointing, but it's the stupid two party system that's ultimately responsible.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: For those living outside the Americas: are you staying up tomorrow night? on: November 04, 2014, 06:45:11 am
Probably
16  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Merkel: Cameron's migrant views might force Britain to leave the EU on: November 03, 2014, 06:55:22 pm
Good
17  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Mediterranean Europe: Spain vs. Italy vs. Greece on: November 03, 2014, 06:21:42 pm
Spain
18  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Gubernatorial Election Polls / Re: IL: PPP: Quinn +2 on: November 03, 2014, 04:18:57 am
I don't understand how electing Rauner would solve any of Illinois' structural problems. So might as well keep the good guy around.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Election Day Schedule and Sources of Returns? on: November 03, 2014, 04:02:02 am
7:30 Wake up
8:30 Polish language course
16:45 Int. Relations in Europe
18:30 Foreign Direct Investment
20:00 Get a tram home as quickly as possible
20:20 Turn CNN on as background noise while doing something productive.
0:00 Couch, beer, election results
ca. 4:00-4:30 Go to bed
20  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Germany vs. France: which do you like more? on: November 02, 2014, 06:08:39 pm
France, since its political system is waaaaaay more democratic than the German one.
In what way?

France has the direct election of their president (with a tenure limit!!!!), the majority voting system, an upper house with independent members, and first and foremost, they have national referenda. Plus, a pay raise for the members of the National Assembly won't become effective until the next legislative period (like in the US).
Furthermore, France (like the US) knows what separation of powers means: delegates can't be members of the government, and high officials like judges, prosecutors, prefects and marshals can't become delegates. 
All in all: France is a democracy, Germany is not.

lol
21  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Official Final Prediction Thread on: November 02, 2014, 01:39:04 pm
Being ballsy despite the relatively clear polling consensus seems to be exactly the same error Republicans made two years ago.

22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: November 02, 2014, 01:00:45 pm
20%? 50%? WTF?

Few things do I despise more than American tipping culture. Just raise the damn prices and pay the waiters properly.

I agree, but we live under the iron fist of free market capitalism, Franzl.  As long as there are families like Bushie's that go to chain restaurants for half their meals it will never change. 

I mean, I see the point of a small tip for reasonable service (although here you normally just round up, like from 28 to 30), but what happens in the US seems extremely dishonest. If I see something on the menu for $20, then tax is added....and a 20% tip, and I'm not far from $30 when all is said and done.

Yup, that doesn't change the fact that Smilin' Steve doesn't eat this week unless I display the requisite generosity.

I know, and I try to consider that when in the US. Still feels like I'm being ripped off.
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVIII: 15 Miles From Lunch on: November 02, 2014, 12:57:07 pm
20%? 50%? WTF?

Few things do I despise more than American tipping culture. Just raise the damn prices and pay the waiters properly.

I agree, but we live under the iron fist of free market capitalism, Franzl.  As long as there are families like Bushie's that go to chain restaurants for half their meals it will never change. 

I mean, I see the point of a small tip for reasonable service (although here you normally just round up, like from 28 to 30), but what happens in the US seems extremely dishonest. If I see something on the menu for $20, then tax is added....and a 20% tip, and I'm not far from $30 when all is said and done.
24  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Have you found out about a traffic violation through the mail? on: November 02, 2014, 12:51:38 pm
I've never had a traffic fine except by mail.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Your Top 5 cities in the world! on: November 02, 2014, 12:49:10 pm
Vienna
Paris
Warsaw
Madrid
Munich
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