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1  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Former Speaker Dennis Hastert sentenced to 15 months in prison on: Today at 05:20:38 am
What is ridiculous is that somewhere pointed out if he received a parking ticket at the school at one point while he was molesting the boys and hadn't paid it, he could still be prosecuted for that, but not the molestation.
Do you really not see why parking tickets and sexual assault accusations are treated differently with regard to the statute of limitations?  It seems pretty obvious to me.

Because lawmakers are more likely to be prosecuted for sexual assault than for a parking fine.
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Compromise Struck on Criminal Justice Reform on: April 28, 2016, 03:54:00 pm
Again, a failure of Supreme Court.
Should have stuck down minimum sentencing as "crual and unusual punishment".
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Rhode Island on: April 28, 2016, 03:03:16 pm
Rhode Island is a left-wing state. To the left of the local Democratic Party. That's why a left-wing independent got elected the governor before last.

I always thought RI was a right-wing Democratic state. Really. Who's right?

The party fixers and establishment is right-wing Catholic. The voters are not anymore.
4  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Labour anti-semitism megathread. on: April 28, 2016, 02:57:45 pm
If Corbyn fails or retires, Livingstone is now perfectly positioned to engage in a hostile takeover of an increasingly Muslim Labour.

Have you been drinking in similar quantities to Livingstone or...?

Sib, that's a troll. Troll, that's Sibboleth.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Age That You First Got Drunk on: April 28, 2016, 05:17:05 am
Okay, it seems we have around 36% of liars. There isn't that much Mormons here.
6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Does Trumpism, as a movement that goes beyond the man himself, exist? on: April 28, 2016, 05:08:28 am
America is unique in its iconoclasm and its constant struggle for freedom, and it is the freest country in the world, free in ways that rankings cannot capture. It is also arguably the most moral major country in the world, although its treatment of the poor could certainly improve.

No and no. Freedoms are infringed all the time by governments and police, and yet, unlike most Western countries, Courts fail to uphold the Constitution in those cases.

And you can't seriously claim a country with Wall Street, Delaware fiscal paradise, pretending to be God and killing people and so on is the most moral country. It's the country that's the best at putting and keeping its moral varnish. Building churches and getting upset when someone swears on TV isn't being moral. It's just plain hypocrisy.
7  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Opinion of Trump's FP speech today? on: April 28, 2016, 02:46:27 am
America isn't a whore to be sold to the highest bidder.
8  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Republican Acela Corridor Tuesday results thread (all polls close at 8pm ET) on: April 26, 2016, 11:30:42 pm
Even in a victory scenario I don't think Trump carries Florida or Nevada.
Many of my (Nevadan) friends are young Hispanic Republicans who would vote Trump over Hillary.

Yes, but as Hispanic Republicans, they are already Republicans. That's not the type of voter he needs to convince.
True, but they could have been on the #NeverTrump bandwagon.


Arguably, to win, Trump needs to convince only the #NeverTrump bunch. He does not need to reach out to the Democrats. He's already got a number of them in states where it counts (OH, PA, MI).

I have an hunch 90% of the "Democrats" voting for Trump voted for Romney in 2012 general.
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Republican Acela Corridor Tuesday results thread (all polls close at 8pm ET) on: April 26, 2016, 10:31:53 pm
Even in a victory scenario I don't think Trump carries Florida or Nevada.
Many of my (Nevadan) friends are young Hispanic Republicans who would vote Trump over Hillary.

Yes, but as Hispanic Republicans, they are already Republicans. That's not the type of voter he needs to convince.
10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Republican Acela Corridor Tuesday results thread (all polls close at 8pm ET) on: April 26, 2016, 09:19:05 pm
Cruz could pick up some delegates in Maryland tonight. I think he will take at least 1.

It's 3 or 0. WTA by district.
11  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Republican Acela Corridor Tuesday results thread (all polls close at 8pm ET) on: April 26, 2016, 08:14:18 pm
Seriously though, any delegate math estimates out there?

CT: Trump 28/28
DE: Trump 16/16
PA: Trump 17, Unpledged 54
MD: Probably of the 38 for Trump, but Kasick may win a CD in the suburbs (3 delegates then).
RI: Trump 13, Kasick 5, Cruz 1 or Trump 13, Kasick 6.
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic Acela Corridor Tuesday results thread (all polls close at 8pm ET) on: April 26, 2016, 06:39:59 pm
I want Clinton to win this already. A good number of Sanders supporters (not those in this forum) have gone out of control. This needs to end.

Clinton supporters were as much out of control in 2008.
13  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: NDP Leadership Convention 2017 (2018) on: April 25, 2016, 08:57:25 pm
Did the delegates pass the resolution to put having the Turks and Caicos join Canada as part of the NDP platform?

Like 90% of the resolutions, it didn't reached the floor, I would suppose.
14  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Philippine General (Presidential, Congress and Local) Elections - May 9, 2016 on: April 25, 2016, 07:03:37 pm
Can we just burn Mindanao?
15  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Harris Wofford's incredible (love) story on: April 24, 2016, 02:55:33 pm
In all seriousness it's kind of heartwarming that we're at the point where elderly gay men can now, too, marry creepily below the acceptable age range.

That was my reaction too. I think true LGBT equality is admitting that there's something kind of off about marrying someone who could be your grandchild, regardless of whether they are of the same or the opposite sex.

I'd argue that it i'ts a lot more concerning in heterosexual couples due to the inherent power imbalance between genders, but I know this kind of argument won't go over well here.

I would say that's a ridiculous overgeneralisation.
16  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: April 24, 2016, 02:47:23 pm
Any action planned against openly fascists kataak, Omega 21 and Derpist?

kaatak isn't a fascist.

Just an anti-semite, then?
17  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Austrian Elections & Politics - Version 2.0 (Presidential Election: April 24) on: April 24, 2016, 02:15:14 pm
The same pattern in rural Eastern France.

Rural Eastern France isn't the strongest area for the far-right anymore.

It's the former mining/manufacturing areas of the North and the seaside cities where the Pieds-Noirs (the white people having to flee Algeria after independence) were settled.
18  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Austrian Elections & Politics - Version 2.0 (Presidential Election: April 24) on: April 24, 2016, 02:05:15 pm
Clearly, unlike Germany, denazification failed.

No idea why you would say this.  Hofer position on immigration, if that were the only issue in an election, would get 90%+ of the vote in places like Taiwan Province (ROC), where I am from, Japan and ROK.  

Well, let's be honest, those countries are not known for being welcoming or anything. They are very bigoted towards anything not being exactly like them.
19  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Austrian Elections & Politics - Version 2.0 (Presidential Election: April 24) on: April 24, 2016, 02:02:50 pm

Denmark and Netherlands far-right is not linked to nazism, nor has dabbled in anti-semitism. Quite the opposite for Denmark.
Switzerland never has been invaded by Germany.
France is different, the population currently voting FN most likely weren't collaborators, nor their descendance.
20  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Austrian Elections & Politics - Version 2.0 (Presidential Election: April 24) on: April 24, 2016, 01:54:26 pm
Clearly, unlike Germany, denazification failed.


lol

What? They are about to elect an open antisemite.

And denazification fails here too. You're still here. Being annexed 70 years ago wasn't enough for you?
21  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: April 24, 2016, 01:48:23 pm
Any action planned against openly fascists kataak, Omega 21 and Derpist?
22  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Great Brazil Topic on: April 24, 2016, 01:47:39 pm
Is there any chance the wonderful Jair Bolsonaro makes it a second round?

You know what?
I hope that what happened to people opposing people praised by that person happens to you.
23  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Austrian Elections & Politics - Version 2.0 (Presidential Election: April 24) on: April 24, 2016, 01:44:00 pm
Clearly, unlike Germany, denazification failed.
24  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: London Mayor goes on angry rant against Obama on: April 22, 2016, 10:06:26 pm

No, Obama is out in November and Johnson is out next month (got elected MP last year, so retiring from mayorship, but he may rise in Cabinet soon).
25  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: GOP Delegates Face Death Threats from Trump Supporters on: April 22, 2016, 10:03:45 pm
RNC should use that to disqualifiy Trump.
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