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1  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Was John Kennedy a conservative? on: June 28, 2017, 05:29:18 pm
I would call him generally a conservative as a Congressman, and a liberal as President, with the Senate years as a transition period.
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: A Black man's life is apparently worth about the same as a White family's dog's on: June 28, 2017, 05:00:23 pm
You expected wrongful death awards to be decided in a consistent way across cases?
First of all, they're not "awards".  Nobody is getting an "award" because their child was killed by a cop.  They are receiving settlements... which can be /awarded/ by a jury... or reached through mediation.

Words matter in sensitive cases like this.

And no.  Nobody expected there to be consistency here.  In fact, I am not surprised at all that Michael Brown's life was valued at a quarter million over a pet dog.

There should be consistency.  A minimum standard that awards significantly larger settlements to families of loved ones wrongfully killed by government officials.  Settlements above and beyond the minimum can then be decided on a case-by-case basis.

You're insufferably slippery, Shua.  I sometimes wonder if that tongue of yours has a fork in it.

So you think I invented our tort system, and you also think I am a snake.  Cool.
3  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: What is your opinion of Thomas Frank? on: June 28, 2017, 04:49:49 pm
haven't read What the Matter with Kansas?.  But if he (as is my understanding) thinks the reason Democrats have trouble there is some patronizing stuff about unimportant (to Frank) cultural and identity issues causing people to "vote against their (class) interests" ... does he at least acknowledge that the last time Kansas voted more Democratic than the nation as a whole in a presidential election was 1916?  Maybe what the matter with Kansas is that it isn't the late 19th century?
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: A Black man's life is apparently worth about the same as a White family's dog's on: June 28, 2017, 04:09:45 pm
You expected wrongful death awards to be decided in a consistent way across cases?
5  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Why are there no conservative comedy news show hosts? on: June 28, 2017, 10:05:44 am
Conservatives go to bed early.
6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Senator calls gorsuch, alito, and thomas "horsemen of the apocalypse" on: June 28, 2017, 01:12:49 am
What happens when they get a fourth member?  They can start a boy band?
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone V: Born Under A Bad Sign on: June 27, 2017, 11:54:08 pm
Does "business professional" imply I wear a suit? The only one I own was bought in 2010 for a funeral. I am shaped slightly differently now.

means tuxedo + chef's hat.
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Will Kennedy retire Monday? on: June 25, 2017, 05:49:56 pm
"REPORT: Supreme Court Justice May Retiring THIS YEAR"


Insiders may confirming TODAY!

My money is on Trump nominating Boris Johnson.
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Fremont Voting Booth : June 2017 elections on: June 25, 2017, 12:21:24 am


[2] Roy Barnes 2010 of Washington
Democratic Alliance - Labor Party

[1] Wulfric of Arizona

[   ] Write-in


  • Harry S Truman of North Dakota[/size]
    Liberal Democracy Party - Labor Party

    [   ] Write-in


    [   ] anty1691 of California
    Independent - Labor Party

    [   ] HenryWallaceVP of Iowa
    Liberal Democracy Party - Labor Party

    [1] RFayette of Iowa
    Independent - Atlas Conservative Party

    [   ] Write-in

    Text: [The proposed Grammatical Accuracy Amendment to the Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia may be read here.]
    Question: Shall the proposed Grammatical Accuracy Amendment to the Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia be ratified?

    [ x  ] YES

    [   ] NO

    [   ] ABSTAIN

    Text: [The proposed Voting Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia may be read here.]
    Question: Shall the proposed Voting Rights Amendment to the Constitution of the Republic of Atlasia be ratified?

    [   ] YES

    [   ] NO

    [ x  ] ABSTAIN

10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: June 2017 Federal Election on: June 25, 2017, 12:15:31 am

[3] Bacon King/Ben Kenobi
Harambe Freedom Party/Atlas Conservative Party

[2] Clyde1998/Siren
Labor Party/Independent

[1] dfwlibertylover/Goldwater
Federalist Party

[  ] Write-in:______________________________

[  ] None of the above


[  ] Alpha of Minnesota
Labor Party

[  ] CMB222 of Kansas
Atlas Conservative Party

[  ] cxs018 of Massachusetts
Labor Party

[  ] Dr_Novella of California
Labor Party

[4] fhtagn of North Carolina
Federalist Party

[2] Leinad of Georgia
Federalist Party

[1] North Carolina Yankee of North Carolina
Federalist Party

[  ] OneJ_ of Mississippi
Labor Party

[  ] Peebs of North Carolina
Labor Party

[  ] Pessimistic Antineutrino of New Jersey
Federalist Party

[3] Poirot of New York

[  ] Write-in:______________________________

[  ] None of the above
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The Disappearance of Virtue From American Politics on: June 22, 2017, 03:37:10 pm
Here is an interesting critical article:

To be clear, I too admire these sorts of people—again, who does not? But where do they go if there is nothing at all for them to do? Why train uncomplaining workers for a world without work? Sasse's own book opens with a warning that the kind of economy that rewarded this kind of work is about to go out the door and never come back, but the rest is a plea that the habits the economy supposedly rewarded remain in place without the reward. Like Animal Farm's pig-despot Napoleon, Sasse is telling a story that doesn't quite add up. Is being a nimble entrepreneur the same thing, after all, as being an adult? Is being a worker the same thing as being an adult?
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Runeghost on: June 22, 2017, 02:07:48 am
disappointing for a necro-viking.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you support Evergreen's permaban? on: June 22, 2017, 01:43:30 am
Certainly not; she is most certainly the Jeanne d'Arc of this generation of atlas; burnt at the stake while literal apes roam at will.

I think you are conflating 1431 Rouen and 2001 A Space Odyssey.
14  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: LA: 1971 Gubernatorial Democratic Primary Election Result on: June 22, 2017, 01:15:51 am
beautiful.  I like that there's a candidate named S.O. Long Grin
15  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Should the government get more oversight over military/law enforcement? on: June 21, 2017, 06:04:05 am
The government has oversight over military/law enforcement by definition.  Military and law enforcement are the government at work. The question is who in the government has oversight and how does it operate.
16  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Could you put the red in an easier way. Is the green not needed here? on: June 20, 2017, 10:12:18 am
Kind and thoughtful words are usually spoken only after a person passes. Mothers, all too often, never get to hear those kind words or the expression of love and appreciation someone has for them. After a person is gone, it’s too late to let them know of the impact they have had on your life or of the love you have for them in your heart.
My mother was born in 1919 and died in 2011. The hands of her clock stopped turning, and she finally found the much deserved rest from her toils and the promised peace for her soul. If there was ever a woman who deserved to be cuddled into God’s warm embrace, it was her.
I never told her all the things I’m sure she would have liked to have heard. Time goes by way too fast, and we often get so caught up in ourselves that we don’t acknowledge the most important people.
Don’t let time take control of the unspoken words. Say the words in your heart while that person can still hear them.
I long for the opportunity to put my arms around my mother again and say: Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

No "she would have liked to have heard" is probably the most succinct way of expressing this.  It is what is called a past conditional phrase involving a perfect infinitive.  "way" is used as an adverb emphasizing how fast time goes by - It very much goes by too fast.

Some 776 million adults lack minimum literacy skills; one in five adults is still not literate and two-thirds of them are women; 75 million children are out-of-school and many more attend irregularly or drop out. Next to the writer's engagement, there are various companies and charity organizations that support the fight against illiteracy. Literacy Day also signifies the recognition of the country to strive towards total and complete literacy for the nation.

And what does the red here mean?

It is a very strange phrase, not a normal way people world speak.  I think it is a badly written way of saying that the author is engaged in fighting illiteracy along with the other companies and charity organizations.
17  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: IF you had to pick one, which gender should the next Doctor be? on: June 19, 2017, 09:35:47 pm
It's been established that 1. Time Lords can change their sex and 2. they are not in control of their regeneration (as evidenced by every new Doctor starting off by checking out and marveling at their new features). That being so, it's becoming increasingly implausible that he ends up male every time.

The doctor isn't in control, others are. Romana, River Song (though only partial time lord), so that's bunk. It'll probably be a male anyways, BBC won't want that kind of change. It was always Moffatt who was pushing it, not anyone else.

speaking of Moffatt, plot twist:

The Doctor's been a woman this whole time!
18  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Corbyn's proposal for Grenfell victims on: June 19, 2017, 09:31:13 pm
As long as the owners are compensated sure. It's basically eminent domain with a very valid cause.

I believe the appeal of this rests on the idea that the owners won't be compensated, since otherwise this proposal would be a most expensive way of housing the fire victims and you could surely find them decent housing for cheaper.
19  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Is Emmanuel Macron a "centre-left" politician? on: June 19, 2017, 08:25:14 pm
Macron wants to cut taxes on corporations and those with low incomes, expand unemployment benefits to more people, and give youths money to spend on cultural enrichment.  Doesn't seem very much in keeping with "austerity."
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you support Evergreen's permaban? on: June 19, 2017, 02:09:44 pm
Lol, he has no qualms about insulting LLR and saying he's just an "edgelord" merely for posting on AAD, so it's definitely fair game to trash talk him back a bit! There seems to be a complex on here of unwarranted civility, even in the face of someone who is acting blatantly disrespectful and demeaning of others. Not participating in that.

People are giving you unwarranted civility?  Sorry about that.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Kalwejt Foundation for the Promotion of Atlas Hilarity on: June 19, 2017, 01:07:41 pm
No, as the fascist posters weren't permabanned with her.

Another proof the mods are controlled by the Alt-Right.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you support Evergreen's permaban? on: June 19, 2017, 01:06:41 pm
Damn, CXSmith used to be such a great poster until he got into this whole Atlas Forum Cult nonsense!

Wait, nah, he was just a trash tier kid who skulked around the Worst Posts thread trying to get some cheap shots off on the good people of Old Atlas.

You know what they say about playing both sides?
Cxs is not a trash tier kid. He's a good-hearted poster with some fairly misguided ideas about AAD. He's great; he and me are friends. I'm happy to be friends with him.

Guy has quit a forum he was an active member of for at least a year and then has spent every other post sh**t talking AAD and making up conspiracy theories about an "AAD Cult." Don't think he should get away with it without a peep!

You've peeped about this quite enough already.
23  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Is Emmanuel Macron a "centre-left" politician? on: June 19, 2017, 12:58:45 pm
The near complete desertion of PS mostly in favor of EM suggests a lot of French center-leftists would not disagree with this characterization.  To be sure they picked up a lot from the center-right as well, but the subsuming of center-rightists into EM was very partial in comparison.
24  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: In your opinion, what is the primary reason WY is so conservative? on: June 19, 2017, 12:41:11 am
Mining economy(Oil, Coal, Gas) which makes a lot of anti-green voters.

Wealthy newcomers from the other Western states.

Rural and religious.

Wyoming is about as religious as Connecticut, which isn't to say there isn't cultural conservatism of a sort. 

I don't believe they have all that much in-migration currently either, but perhaps from an earlier time? 

Environmental policy is a contributor, not just because of resource extraction, but also related to farming and ranching that makes people not generally a fan of the EPA and Interior Dept.

Largest factor probably comes down to a matter of culture, with emphases on individual effort, patriotism, and a sense that urban liberals really have no clue about life out there and should mind their own business.
25  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: WA legislature reaches deal to create most generous paid sick leave in the US on: June 17, 2017, 07:07:00 pm
Having a cutoff for paying premiums that is based on number of employees is a bad idea.  Your 50th employee, given the combination of laws that kick in, ends up costing a lot of money.  There should be another way to help small businesses not be harmed by this.

What about a gradual rise in costs as employees are added? Otherwise, so long as there is any sort of line where premiums are raised based on new employees added, then there will always be business considerations based on this. The only way to avoid it, short of a gradual raise, would be to subject all businesses to the same costs, right?

Or they could base it on something other than no. of employees, such as structure it as a tax applied above a certain profit margin.
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