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1  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Bob's Burgers on: Today at 01:23:38 am
Love it. I've been annoyed the past few weeks that it hasn't been on because of the Neil DeGrasse Tyson Cosmos nonsense. I wish they would pick another time for that show, it's ruining my Sundays. I keep missing Bob's Burgers and Family Guy.

I like all the main characters, but my favorite is Louise, because of Kristan Schall's voice, I wish she was on the Daily Show more often.

It has been on; it's just that the timeslot changed.
2  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the Bharatiya Janata Party on: Today at 12:16:19 am
It takes a truly remarkable group of people to look at Pakistan and wish that India were like that. Fortunately we have the BJP to fill that void.

Xahar, if you really think that the BJP can win an election and hold on to power after turning the country into Pakistan, you really shouldn't considered an "expert" on Indian politics. Do you think Gujarat and Pakistan are equivalent now after more than 12 years of Modi?

Modi hasn't held power at the Centre for those twelve years, so the comparison is facile. The pogroms that he sponsored were certainly on par with anything that Pakistanis have done. Would you deny that?

The Hindutva movement looks to Pakistan as its model for intercommunal relations. That much is obvious from the speed with which they yell that the Pakistanis are lynching Negroes any time the subject is broached.
3  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Three Biggest Issues Why You Don't Vote For the Other Party on: Today at 12:12:51 am
I'm not white
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: FCC poised to destroy net neutrality on: April 23, 2014, 07:57:21 pm
There are too many vested interests that benefit from neutrality for it to disappear.
5  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: India 2014 on: April 23, 2014, 07:10:57 pm
I haven't really been following this, and I'm insufficiently familiar with the election process that this may be totally impossible, but does the INC have any chance of pulling out a 2004-style upset?

Also, great map, Al!

It's certainly possible. At this point my guess would be that we'll see a hung parliament of some kind; the BJP obviously can't win enough seats to form government by itself and whether it can find enough allies is very much up in the air.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is this the worst post in the history of Atlas? on: April 23, 2014, 03:42:54 pm
On the other hand, if he knows more than a handful of women, there's a good chance he's not posting on the Atlas Forum.
7  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Should pedal pubs be banned? on: April 23, 2014, 03:41:59 pm
From the description they sound like they might well be a public nuisance.
8  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Scottish Independence Referendum - 2014 on: April 23, 2014, 03:40:56 pm
Ideologically, how does the SNP today compare to CiU in Catalonia?
9  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: France: new Regions on: April 23, 2014, 03:39:08 pm
Rule from Paris is a tradition that dates back to the Revolution. It's not changing.
10  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Is Mariano Rivera a first-ballot Hall of Famer? on: April 23, 2014, 03:38:32 pm
The "first-ballot" distinction is useless nonsense, but Mariano Rivera is the only relief pitcher of the modern era who belongs in the Hall of Fame.
11  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Does Chase Utley belong in the Hall of Fame? on: April 23, 2014, 03:31:15 pm
For reference, here are the position players who have accumulated the most rWAR since 2005, Utley's first season as a starter:

1. Albert Pujols: 64.9
2. Chase Utley: 56.7
3. Miguel Cabrera: 51.0
4. Adrian Beltre: 47.7
5. Robinson Cano: 45.4
12  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Does Chase Utley belong in the Hall of Fame? on: April 23, 2014, 03:10:41 pm
Explain your answer.
13  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the Bharatiya Janata Party on: April 23, 2014, 03:08:49 pm
It takes a truly remarkable group of people to look at Pakistan and wish that India were like that. Fortunately we have the BJP to fill that void.

Hmmm, the BJP.  Nukes for India, national and state politicians at the forefront of campaigns to destroy mosques and attack Muslim civilians, ever-ramping up hostilities in Kashmir, ect., ect... Nope, shouldn't be in power. 

Obviously the pogroms are horrific, but I don't see any reason for India not to have nuclear weapons if other countries do. Are nuclear weapons reserved for white people? Considering India's foreign policy over the years, nuclear India provides a powerful moderating force in world affairs, and that's not even taking into account the persistent threat of Pakistani aggression.
14  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Indira Gandhi on: April 22, 2014, 10:52:19 pm
Really undefinable in an FF/HP dichotomy.
15  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Future Governors on: April 22, 2014, 06:24:27 pm
I love how TXCD is taking this long to realize that this is a joke.

It doesn't help that the "joke" is not funny or interesting.
16  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Bob's Burgers on: April 22, 2014, 09:57:14 am
It hasn't been quite as good this season as it was last year, but it's certainly my favorite show on network television now.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Bacon King Institute of Comedy on: April 21, 2014, 11:56:19 pm
Why is The Obamanation still here?
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Who here has political ambitions? on: April 21, 2014, 03:28:46 pm
At one point I did.
19  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: IL/WI: Which Great Lakes state is more "liberal"? on: April 21, 2014, 11:02:35 am
Flagship university-wise, UW-Madison is more liberal than UIUC. I wouldn't call the latter 'conservative' by any stretch, but it's like 10x less political. Having a Naperville-heavy, a greater emphasis on 'apolitical' engineering as opposed to the liberal arts, and a high foreign born student body is probably why. Also not being located in Madison.

It's weird to me that there are schools where politics is a big deal. I know far more about elections going on in Berkeley than at my own school, because as far as I know nobody here cares.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: 2014 Selfie Creepfest/Post a picture of yourself thread on: April 21, 2014, 09:35:39 am
every picture of Cathcon I see he looks like a completely different person.

Probably due to changing light and camera angle, as well as fluctuating length of hair and beard (when it's there).

Yeah, facial hair in particular tends to have that effect.
21  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Do you mostly hold the same religious beliefs as your parents? on: April 21, 2014, 12:35:44 am
I practice the same religion as my parents and basically to the same extent as my parents. My personality isn't conducive to rebellion.
22  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: My favorite Alabama referendum on: April 21, 2014, 12:24:30 am
If 40% voted against, then a majority of Republicans surely voted against. But everyone tells there are no racists in the Republican Party!
Only whites can be racist, amirite? You know, people like me who are left leaning but independent are really turned off by the constant and trite faux outrage over "racism" in this nation. People like you throw that word around like a monkey flinging poo. It's juvenile, unsubstantiated, and has no place in American politics.

Demonstrate how racism not from white people is relevant.
23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: April 2014 At-Large Senate Election on: April 20, 2014, 10:11:38 pm
[1] Lumine
[2] Alfred
[3] Adam Griffin
[4] JCL
[5] a Person
[6] Goldwater
[7] Shua
24  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Official Stanley Cup Playoffs MEGATHREAD! on: April 20, 2014, 04:37:06 pm
Uh, Los Angeles won the Stanley Cup literally two years ago? Does Northern California not need one?

Does anybody in California plays hockey, outside of NHL players?

For whatever reason, American junior hockey teams are always full of players from Southern California. I've never understood it. As for where I'm from, obviously hockey's not big except as a spectator sport, but I had a few friends who played.
25  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Austrian teen girls secretly fly to Syria to fight in Civil War, parents shocked on: April 20, 2014, 02:29:55 pm
Difficult to tell from one picture, but the one on the right doesn't look too hard on the eyes.

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