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1  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: WI right-to-work law struck down by state circuit judge on: May 25, 2016, 07:11:39 pm
Employees aren't slaves. Down with Right to Work.

Your right, so employees shouldn't be forced to pay fees for unions they don't want any part of.

Indeed, they are free to seek employment in another company.
2  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Washington Primary results thread (both parties; “polls close” at 11pm ET) on: May 25, 2016, 12:51:18 pm
Can anyone please give me one good reason the DNC shouldn't (ahead of the 2020 primaries, obviously) announce they won't seat delegates from any state that holds a caucus instead of a primary?

President Clinton will be up for reelection and shouldn't have a major challenger so the elimination of caucuses could be done easily and without any accusations of bias in favor of a particular candidate.
Iowa would throw a fit.  It'd have to be a 'no caucuses on or after Super Tuesday' rule.
If Iowa throws a fit just threaten to not seat their delegates in the 2024 primary as well & give another state permission to go before them if they don't cooperate. Seriously, the DNC should have more power than the Iowa Democratic Party.

The backlash in the state would be so intense that it would give 6 EVs to Republicans without any effort.
3  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Great Brazil Topic on: May 24, 2016, 09:57:54 pm
Indeed, it's quite rare that coup leaders leave power without being forced to.
4  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: German Elections & Politics on: May 24, 2016, 03:58:53 am
Don't see what the problem is. The leader of the German Muslim Council thinks he's entitled to change the AfD program as he sees fit and simultaneously link the party to Hitler and the Holocaust. There really is no basis for discussion there.

Well, everyone is entitled to say the truth. Sorry if that triggers you.

I know the words "fascist" and "Nazi" are thrown around by the left like they're going out of business but it would suit you and your ilk well to take a step back and look at what you are actually saying when you're accusing the AfD of being a Third Reich party. You are implying that the AfD advocates or would at least tacitly support the murder/forced deportation of 4 million Muslims in Germany. Think about that for a moment. That is a ridiculous charge. As a matter of fact I think anyone making such a claim should get their ass sued for libel. The AfD is right to take such an uncompromising stance on the issue. It's time to stop the casual accusation of perfectly decent people as Nazis.

Well, they are ready to shot any Muslim getting near the border. It's barely a step further.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you ever specified what pronouns you prefer? on: May 23, 2016, 05:15:30 pm
Yes, as people on phone keep assuming I'm female for some reason.
6  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: German Elections & Politics on: May 23, 2016, 05:00:02 pm
Don't see what the problem is. The leader of the German Muslim Council thinks he's entitled to change the AfD program as he sees fit and simultaneously link the party to Hitler and the Holocaust. There really is no basis for discussion there.

Well, everyone is entitled to say the truth. Sorry if that triggers you.
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: A map that shows each state’s most overrepresented cause of death on: May 21, 2016, 07:35:58 pm
That's what he said...

It wasn't what it said at the time.
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: A map that shows each state’s top cause of death on: May 21, 2016, 02:37:26 pm
No. It shows a cause of death with is unusually high compared to the national average.
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic KY / OR primary results thread (first polls close at 6pm ET) on: May 17, 2016, 06:19:49 pm
Are we really using DD now? LOL

There's nothing wrong with DD. They're great people and their results have always been 100% reliable.

They made a bad call in Michigan (for totally understandable reasons, imo, but w/e) but there's nothing wrong with the ground work they do.

Huh

I doubt DD uses actual returns when it reports results.
They literally have people in count centers who upload the precinct tallies as soon as they're done.

How naive to believe that.
10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Priebus: People just don't care about Trump controversies on: May 15, 2016, 04:32:19 pm
People just don't care about Reince Priebus.
11  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: George Zimmerman auctioning off gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin on: May 15, 2016, 04:29:52 pm
I honestly don't understand why the people of Fergusson rioted but the people of Sanford didn't. Zimmerman is scum. He's on borrowed time as it is already.

I agree with you 100%. To be honest, I'm not entirely sure I can fully express my views on him without violating the ToS. I suppose I can try in that I hope Hell is a real place and that he'll be there not too far from now.

Go for it, from their inaction with Omega and al, they don't seem to give a damn about the ToS.
12  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Pfizer Strikes Blow Against the Death Penalty on: May 14, 2016, 08:52:28 pm
Is there anything stopping a coalition of pro-death penalty states from pooling their money and manufacturing certain drugs to carry out executions? Of course, keeping in mind that they don't have to use the standard 3-drug cocktail.

That would be socialism.
13  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Pfizer Strikes Blow Against the Death Penalty on: May 14, 2016, 05:45:08 pm
What these medi-trolls are actually going to achieve is bringing back hanging and firing squads.

I think that's pretty obvious. These methods are quite less popular with public, so they might hope it will lead to repeal in a few states.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Uber on: May 13, 2016, 11:25:25 pm
Uber is not a taxicab service. Therefore, the government may not regulate is as one.

It is a taxi cab service. You're acting like people saying that "fiscal optimisation" isn't tax evasion.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What's the WORST Hotel you've ever stayed at? on: May 13, 2016, 11:11:05 pm
The Bélair Motel in Thetford Mines, Québec (it has been demolished since then).

While this is already a quite grim area (they never managed to get over the collapse of the asbestos industry), that motel was awful. Went there for a competition as a teen.

A gravel parking (a bad omen to begin with), we enter, and there is an hole in the wall with what is pretty much prison bars. We see an old guy and woman listening TV in their living room through that and the guy comes, he is the owner. We are told to enter rooms by the outside doors as the indoor hallway is unsafe (by some magic of some kind, the yellow lights on walls were failling to light more than the inch around them, in a wierd eery yellow light, so it was pitch black except those yellow spots).

The rooms. We got the best one. TV was working, the bed was decent. The floor was so uneven that iswas noticeable to the naked eye and the bathroom door was a few inches smaller that the door frame it was supposed to fill. In bathroom, the sink and bath covering was peeling off and there was mold on the shower wall. Curtain was dry and crispy.

But, we got the best one. Other teammates got rooms where bathroom door was not closing properly, with funky lamps with holes making shapes on the celling (by the way, all lamps and sheets were different, even in rooms with 2 beds, as if they were bought in garage sales, which is probably the truth). Some had wet or dirty sheets (owner recommendation about dirty sheets, if you don't like mine, go buy some in a store). Also, pretty much every other bed in rooms with 2 beds were a normal bed and a metal camp bed or a couch convertible into a bed. Someone door opened in the middle of the night due to the storm as it wasn't properly closed unless locked. The only recent thing in the hotel was the windows (and everything in the living room of the owner).
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Uber on: May 13, 2016, 10:44:59 pm
Tax dodgers and rape enablists.
17  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: FBI Director thins cops are worse than bank tellers and blackjack dealers on: May 13, 2016, 12:08:04 am
Because police unions, like unions in general, feel they must protect the worst among them.


edit-and I said "shouldn't have a problem with it", I didn't say that none of them have a problem with it.

I suppose and you are right, except that unions don't "feel" they must protect the worst among them, they have a legal duty to do so (it's a service they pay with their dues).
18  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: FBI Director thins cops are worse than bank tellers and blackjack dealers on: May 12, 2016, 10:14:18 pm
what point is being made here with the thread title?
Bank tellers and blackjack dealers are video taped while working and it doesn't make them not able to do their jobs.  Cops shouldn't have any problem with it either.

Well, why in various juridictions police unions lobby governements to make illegal to videotape a cop?
19  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: May 12, 2016, 10:11:30 pm
Can we ban MaxQue, who once advocated that Canadian First Nations use terrorism against energy companies, instead?

I did that?
20  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: FBI Director thins cops are worse than bank tellers and blackjack dealers on: May 12, 2016, 09:01:01 pm
Having said how the local police force act (especially compared to my experience in other cities), yes, they are worse than those. That's true of my local police, anyways.
21  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: College Students Are Ridiculously Infuriating Safe-Space/Mega-thread on: May 12, 2016, 05:35:27 pm
Not sure if anyone's posted this yet, but here's basically a compiled list of all the demands initiated by college groups:

http://www.thedemands.org/

*gags*

Awesome. I imagine there will be a lot of blatantly unconstitutional stuff in here.

     The sad thing is, the administration at my alma mater is already in the business of bending over backwards to meet the demands from our BSU, even though a bunch of them are most likely against state law and even though we are currently fighting a budget deficit that has necessitated cuts to numerous campus programs.

The reverse of my Canadian alma mater, with its totally insane rector (which is literally hated by every employee and student there, due to his tendency to cut corners with laws, to stack committees and by rejecting every idea that's not his).

A group of students got too active in demanding things, so he ban the group activities from university premises and tried to get the leader expelled. As he knew the committee responsible for expulsions wouldn't go for it, he ended all terms before their ends, only reappointed people agreeing with him, filled the other positions with people agreeing with him, filled some elected-teacher positions on that committee by appointment because of emergency and did not fill some teachers position and the support staff/student position as he could not find people agreeing with him on that position. And changed the committee date last minute without communicating so they couldn't defend themselves there. And so, it voted expulsion.

Obviously, courts threw out that farce, due to the sheer number of rules and laws they broke in the process.
22  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Great Brazil Topic on: May 12, 2016, 05:13:57 pm
Temer's cabinet looks ... Bad.

Yeah, all-male and no visible minorities.

What did you expected from a coup leader?
23  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: May 12, 2016, 02:14:18 pm
First off, 'fascist' doesn't just mean 'something MaxQue doesn't like'.
Second off, I really don't think people should be banned for their political opinions, unless you want to create an echo chamber.

Racial and religious hatred is against the terms of service of this forum, so it could get Dave in trouble.
24  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: George Zimmerman auctioning off gun he used to kill Trayvon Martin on: May 12, 2016, 01:24:50 pm
Fight Hillary's anti-firearm rhetoric? Ha. Rhetoric from her doesn't warrant fighting.

At the end of the day, a gun is a gun - not a symbol. He can auction it if he wants. Zimmerman's hatred is misplaced, and the move is easily construed as distasteful. But if he has no use for it anymore, it logically follows to profit as much as possible.

Anyways, next time he is short on money, he just have to defend himself again, white juries will let him free again.
25  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: May 12, 2016, 01:18:49 pm
Any action against the fascist calling Obama, "the kenyan"? I'm talking of Omega 21.

What's wrong with celebrating our true heritage? Wink

Fascism in not acceptable here, and yet, mods just hide and are cowards, saying nothing, doing nothing.
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