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76  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Gun control loons getting loonier on: September 20, 2014, 01:59:28 am
And you know what, while I don't see the appeal personally, especially at the price, I can easily see some hunting enthusiast wanting one so as to be able to brag about bringing down a trophy deer with a single shot at 1000 yards.  So the no legitimate purpose argument can be quickly be discarded.

It's nothing really to brag about if the gun is doing all the work.
77  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Sanders backs Obama on ISIS on: September 20, 2014, 01:18:29 am
Rand and Sanders support striking ISIS but the sticking point, as for many observers, is arming the Syrian rebels. Sanders sounded like he was open to being convinced on arming the rebels but in the end Obama didn't make the sale.
78  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: 2014 Senatorial Endorsements: on: September 20, 2014, 01:04:26 am

yellow is Groff (Green) in DE, Victor Williams (write-in) in AL, Rob Maness (R) in LA, and all others Libertarian.
79  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: In Theory, Would a Peaceful Islamic Caliphate Have Merit? on: September 20, 2014, 12:47:34 am
There's a lot worth being nostalgic about here when compared to the present moment, but for the reasons Foucalf said it wouldn't be sustainable even if you were somehow able to achieve it. Even in Medieval times I don't believe there was a true pan-Islamic caliphate after the Umayyads of the 8th century. 
80  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Mideast Voting Booth: September 2014 Elections on: September 19, 2014, 10:58:00 am
Executive Election:
[2] TJ in Cleve/Tmthforu94
[1] Bmotley/Shua

Legislative Election:
[5] Hifly
[1] Mechaman
[2] Spiral
[3] Write-In: Shua
[4] Write-In: Bmotley
81  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Candidate Declaration Thread on: September 19, 2014, 10:56:15 am
I will accept write-ins for Mideast Assembly.
82  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Predictions shown on forum posts on: September 19, 2014, 09:58:48 am
They are still from 2012. Can this be updated?
83  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Online-only BS in Diablo III on: September 18, 2014, 02:53:09 pm
That's an odd subject for a degree. Colleges keep trying too hard to be "relevant."
84  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: When do endorsements go up? on: September 18, 2014, 02:44:58 pm
A couple glitches I noticed: the totals for Idaho have votes for Jim Risch divided into two classes and when I try to endorse the Libertarian in Hawaii the color is yellow but it gets counted as Republican.
85  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Oxford School of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts IV on: September 18, 2014, 02:10:26 pm
Guillotine is one of the most efficient and painless execution methods there is....
I'll take it then.  I can't take any more this Lenin trolling.
86  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Eisenhower or McGovern? on: September 17, 2014, 07:49:56 pm
McGovern never became president, and it's a darn good thing for America.  His extreme anti-war views, support of abortion, and advocacy of bad science would have been disastrous for our country if he'd made it to the White House.  On the other hand, you have a moderate Republican who supported most of the New Deal, helped save the world from Nazi tyranny, fought for civil rights, and stood strong against the Soviet Union.

Needless to say, Ike wins by lightyears.

McGovern's moderate views on abortion in 72 would disqualify him from being on a Democratic ticket today. And "advocacy of bad science"??
87  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: VP debate: Warren vs. Rice on: September 17, 2014, 01:08:01 pm
Warren would win. Obviously I disagree with Warren on just about every issue, and I believe that she is a genuinely nasty person in general, but that doesn't mean she isn't a great debater, and she certainly is very pervasive. Rice, however, only got to where she is now because the Neo-cons needed muh Great Black Hope in the Bush administration, and most likely wouldn't fare well against a professional like Warren in a debate.

Is it conceivable to you that a black person could be an actual professional and expert in a field?
88  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Why the Clinton hype? on: September 17, 2014, 12:39:56 pm

Correct.  She is his wife.
89  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Why the Clinton hype? on: September 16, 2014, 11:56:57 pm
Bill Clinton built us a bridge to the 21st century. Now it is time for us to get back on that bridge and return to the other side.
90  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of NJ Christian on: September 16, 2014, 11:40:19 pm
Literally fascist (as someone who admittedly overuses the epithet).

in that case he's an FF for helping you put things in perspective.
91  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Past Election What-ifs (US) / Re: 2012 - Romney/Christie vs. Obama/Biden. on: September 16, 2014, 10:12:46 pm
Romney wouldn't take New Hampshire, and Christie would probably be so elitist that Missouri would actually swing to Obama,maybe North Carolina too.

New Jersey to Romney...perhaps,but I doubt it.

How would Christie be elitist?
92  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Caption Competition thread on: September 16, 2014, 06:52:08 pm
Kerry, to Baker and Powell:"I wonder if he suspects anything?"

Kissinger, to himself: "I wonder if they suspect anything?"
93  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: ISIS takes a page from the American Right, goes after school curriculum on: September 16, 2014, 06:42:32 pm
How is scrubbing nationalism akin to the American right?  Is that a reference to multiculturalism?  It's just a question of what form of nationalism is extolled between the Left and the Right.

Regimes that control education fit it to their ideology. What else is new. 
94  General Politics / Economics / Re: Poverty rate drops for first time since 2006 on: September 16, 2014, 04:45:53 pm
The added healthcare coverage of the program that shall not be named which got implemented in the year 2014 probably contributed a lot.

They don't have the 2014 figures estimated yet. This is 2013.
95  General Politics / Economics / Re: Poverty rate drops for first time since 2006 on: September 16, 2014, 04:20:00 pm
The Obama Recovery in full swing.

Let's hope you are right, but this is just a half percent drop and it took three years since the official end of the recession for this to change direction.
96  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1812 Presidential Election on: September 16, 2014, 03:47:14 pm

According to some sources, the party which Clinton ran under is disputed, but according to most, he ran as a Federalist. Skeptical of this, Rufus King also ran as a "Straight" Federalist. He however had very limited ballot access and only got 2% of the popular vote.

It seems that Rufus King was supported by the state Federalist party in Virginia, so the votes for the Federalist electors there are that 2%.  Elsewhere the state parties either supported Clinton or perhaps didn't specify, and some anti-Madison Republican electors also supported Clinton.
97  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Question about AL Senate on: September 16, 2014, 03:16:33 pm
This guy is running as a write-in against Sessions, but that's it. He will get >95% of the vote. It'll be interesting to see black belt counties, since black voters already prefer any third party to a republican.



This guy wants to deport an incumbent U.S. Senator. He's even worse than the Teabaggers who think Obama was born in Indonesia.

He wants to deport him to Fox News.
98  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: The GM Assistance/Keeping Things Moving Act (Debating) on: September 16, 2014, 02:29:14 pm
I think you mean "a news agency appointed as GM" and not "GM appointed through a news agency"?
99  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What would be opebo's position on Scottish independence? on: September 16, 2014, 02:17:47 pm
Opebo was about as Victorian as they come.  Deeply self-serving, which made him also misogynistic, ethnocentric, racist, and classist.  At least he was always honest about all of it.  I have a hard time imagining him voting for any move in any society that takes it further away from England. 

Furthermore, if I may be so bold, I'm guessing that despite the fact that he fancies young boys in women's clothing, he's decidedly not a fan of manly men wearing pleated tartan skirts.

Bottom line:  I have to admit that I agree with red on this one.

Victorians loved their kilts, and opebo's view of morality might be a hard sell.
100  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Olive Garden takes triumphant stance against Wall Street on: September 16, 2014, 02:04:47 pm
What ever would we do if they didn't give us more breadsticks than we want to eat?
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