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76  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Do you support the racial policies of Orania? on: August 24, 2017, 02:44:28 pm
Even then, the concept of stripping people of their nationality without their consent and forcing them to live in certain areas, whether endowed with sufficient political autonomy and viable geography or not, is pretty horrific.
If a country breaks up into several sovereign states, nobody is being stripped of citizenship.

You're nearly getting there: nationalism of all sorts, and the break up of unions and sovereign states for "muh nationality" is nearly always a very bad idea that leads to much worse successor regimes: Yugoslavia, India, Sudan, the bantustans, the break up of the Soviet Union (baltics aside), Brexit, Scottish/Catalan/Flemish independence, black and white separatism etc.

There was some Flemish dictatorship or something recently?
77  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Kamala Harris' husband is a white man. Will that be an issue w black voters? on: August 24, 2017, 02:21:20 am
kamala is not black! do you people have eyes?

She may be black in terms of how she thinks about herself, due to part of her ancestry.  But in terms of how she is perceived by many Americans, I think you are right.  I don't ever think of her as a black woman.  Whether blacks would tend to think of her as one of their own is a different question, and I really don't know the answer to that.

She's as black as Obama.

Among other things, Obama has also developed a speaking style that identifies him with a black oratory tradition. And in the literal sense of pigmentation, I would say Obama is closer to Harris' dad's skin tone than to hers.
78  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Mitch McConnell: "Most News is not fake" on: August 24, 2017, 01:15:05 am
I get it. All truth is relative. Fax her Duffy more than what you are press spokesman says.

lol

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Sorry to say dude, but I don't think I'm reading too too much between the lines here

Of course not. You never do.

79  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Mitch McConnell: "Most News is not fake" on: August 24, 2017, 12:11:10 am
I get tons of "news" in my spam box every morning.  Maybe I can send it your way.

That's why it's called the spam box.

just pm me your email then. 
80  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Mitch McConnell: "Most News is not fake" on: August 23, 2017, 09:44:11 pm
he's wrong about that.

Roll Eyes

You're better than that Shua.


You believe most things you see on tv or on the internet?   I guess that's not surprising.

If you equate " most things on TV or the internet" with "news" from legitimate journalistic organizations, and are unable to distinguish between the two based on apologizing for the "reality is determined by what I believe in" mindset of Trump cultists, well, sadly that is surprising

Oh right, those self-declared "journalistic" organizations that take things out of context in order to drive up ratings and clicks and provide fodder for partisan argument.
I get tons of "news" in my spam box every morning.  Maybe I can send it your way.
81  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Alex Jones/Infowars warns of 80% Gorilla 80% pig talking humanoids on: August 23, 2017, 04:31:02 pm
So a species of humanoids that shares 80% of their DNA with both pigs and gorillas?
82  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Some very bad news... on: August 23, 2017, 04:24:02 pm
Another friend of mine attempted suicide last night. This is heartbreaking.

I don't know why this is happening in such short time.

Did the two friends know each other?  Sometimes knowing someone who killed themself can encourage someone else to try to do the same. 

I am sorry about your friend who died and hope your other friend will be ok.
83  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Mitch McConnell: "Most News is not fake" on: August 23, 2017, 04:08:04 pm
he's wrong about that.

Roll Eyes

You're better than that Shua.


You believe most things you see on tv or on the internet?   I guess that's not surprising.
84  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Do you support the racial policies of Orania? on: August 23, 2017, 03:41:37 pm
Given the latest controversy over white nationalism, I thought I would do a poll on the only place that could officially be described as such.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orania,_Northern_Cape

you mean Afrikaner nationalism?

I don't necessarily have a problem with people of a certain ethnic or other minority in a country seeking to remove themselves to their own community, though it would depend on what they do to keep people out.  I will have to look more into this.
85  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Favorite late-night talk show host on: August 23, 2017, 12:21:52 am
Am I the only one who's always getting confused when they see Colbert's or Oliver's show? I can hardly tell them apart and I have to think about actively whose show I'm currently watching. Undecided

Their accents don't sound different to you?
86  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: How much will the Arpaio pardon damage Trump? on: August 23, 2017, 12:19:29 am
Since Arpaio is neither a Russian nor a Confederate general, no one will notice.
87  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Mitch McConnell: "Most News is not fake" on: August 22, 2017, 11:51:17 pm
he's wrong about that.
88  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Do you support the RAISE Act? on: August 22, 2017, 11:47:38 pm
The refugee cap makes me strongly against this bill, but the other elements of it I'd be willing to consider.   

Also, it is very oddly named, isn't it? 
89  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Cora Catalogue of Absurd & Ignorant Posts VII on: August 20, 2017, 07:19:41 pm

What is absurd about this? I'm not an Armenia expert, so I don't know much about their internal politics (aside from a 50 page article I once read on the late Soviet-era/early independence era Armenian church), so I am left to assume you are referring to its friendship with Iran.

Preferring one country over another purely based on religion is practically the definition of bigotry. Plus, I get the feeling he would not be saying that if the question was whether he preferred Malta or, say, Bosnia.

Preferences between abstract constructs aren't bigotry.
90  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: August 2017 House Election on: August 19, 2017, 09:21:15 pm
[3] fhtagn of Maine
Federalist Party

[4] Haslam2020 of Tennessee
Federalist Party

[  ] Governor Illiniwek of Illinois
Labor Party

[  ] JGibson of Illinois
Labor Party

[  ] LongLiveRock of Colorado
Labor Party

[2] North Carolina Yankee of North Carolina
Federalist Party

[  ] Peebs of North Carolina
Labor Party

[5] Potus2036 of West Virginia
Federalist Party

[1] RFayette of California
Atlas Conservative Party

[  ] vivaportugalhabs of Kansas
Labor Party
91  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Confederate articles in the U.S. on: August 19, 2017, 01:14:03 am
Do nazis have statutes in Germany? When do losers get trophies, anyways?

Do you prefer soldiers who don't get caught?
92  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Gov. Jim Justice of West Virginia switching parties, to become a Republican on: August 17, 2017, 04:29:52 am

somehow I never realized that a ton of coal is priced only about as much as a barrel of crude petroleum.
93  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Describe a Breckenridge 1860/Debs 1912 voter on: August 16, 2017, 07:39:49 am
Someone who always votes for the most authoritarian option.

Such a person would likely think of the authoritarians as the other guys.  In both cases they may be someone who sees themselves standing against industrial capitalism and elite interests in favor of the small farmer - the Breckinridge voters being heirs of Jacksonianism. On the other hand the Breckingridge voter is likely to be in spirit fiercely independent (in spite of, in many cases, a dependence directly or indirectly on slavery) and having an attachment to the idea of ownership of property, which would not sit easily with socialist ideology.
94  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The Most Non-Interventionist Potential 2020 Candidate on: August 16, 2017, 07:11:48 am
I've been noticing the tendency of people on the far left to say America lost the Korean War for at least the last 10 years. It's extremely strange and like objectively, obviously not true?

Most wars cannot be classified by who "won" or "lost" them.
95  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Kamala Harris' husband is a white man. Will that be an issue w black voters? on: August 16, 2017, 07:06:28 am
kamala is not black! do you people have eyes?

She may be black in terms of how she thinks about herself, due to part of her ancestry.  But in terms of how she is perceived by many Americans, I think you are right.  I don't ever think of her as a black woman.  Whether blacks would tend to think of her as one of their own is a different question, and I really don't know the answer to that.
96  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: The nightmare of the Geography teachers on: August 16, 2017, 05:50:31 am
Do schools still teach Geography?
97  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Why is everyone so obsessed with Alabama? on: August 16, 2017, 05:48:36 am
Unionists, unions and Underwood.
98  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Mass-delete old posts on: August 15, 2017, 04:56:37 pm
Please if you are going to go back and delete your posts, be careful to not delete the posts that begin threads, but only go back and edit them to be empty posts, so that the whole thread does not disappear.
99  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Past Election What-ifs (US) / Re: 1960 Eisenhower vs. Kennedy (no 22nd amendment) on: August 14, 2017, 01:58:38 pm
wasn't really a matter of Nixon trying to make any special appeal to the South in 1960 so much just the fact as him going up against a Catholic from New England.
100  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Past Election What-ifs (US) / Re: 1960 Eisenhower vs. Kennedy (no 22nd amendment) on: August 14, 2017, 12:32:23 pm
Why would Ike go for a third term?  Some sort of international crisis? 
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