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1  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Turkey Shoots Down Russian Jet on: November 25, 2015, 04:59:26 pm
So, just an observation, looking at the Turkish map that's been published, it looks like the incident occurred in the Northwest corner of the country, not far from Jisr ash-Shughur. That's hardly an ISIL-friendly or ISIL-controlled area, and is mostly under the control of the FSA with some pockets of al-Nusra Front support. Granted, it's not far from the Russian base in Latakia, but what were their planes doing circling that area in the first place?
Russia has dropped more bombs on the Free Syrian Army than ISIS, so this wouldn't be anything new. It's not surprising that the moderate rebels and Russia don't get along well.

This is from early October, so things might have slightly changed since then:

The Free Syrian Army is even worse than ISIS, considering that they are fighting the only government in Syria that can hold back ISIS.

'Tis a shame Turkey is in NATO, because I hope Putin brings the boot down on that prick Erdogan.

Which is more useful to control Syria?

The neighbour or a distant neighbour?

Also, note than Putin mostly bomb FSA, not ISIS. It's normal, his goal isn't to defeat ISIS, it's to defeat FSA so the only oppisition on Assad is ISIS, forcing the West to back his dictator pal Assad (between dictators, they help each other).

Stop being so naive about the new, rebranded USSR.
2  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Big Bad Swedish Politics & News Thread on: November 25, 2015, 04:31:53 am
Green Deputy Prime Minister sa Romson cried during the press conference.
..... Roll Eyes

What? She perfectly knows than doing that will cause her to lose her Green leader job soon. I don't see Green members backing for long after that.
3  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Opinion of this map? on: November 24, 2015, 08:31:54 pm
Also: shoutout to Chad for keeping sh**t on lock while the world is blowing up around it.

Not really, it's extremely corrupt even by standards of Africa. It's just than the government buys rebel groups with positions and jobs in the army and use Europe to destroy the other ones.

It's also considered as the 4th poorest country of the world by United Nations.
4  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban Bobloblaw on: November 24, 2015, 04:04:49 pm
How are his words in this thread not beyond the pale (so to speak)? Are you telling me that words of that racist magnitude are allowed by the forum?

I don't see the problem

You don't see how incendiary and racist rhetoric that either derails threads (even with copious amounts of the ignore list) or directly insults vast swathes of people is a problem? How stuff more suited to Stormfront than a semi-serious political forum is being spewed forth by Bobloblaw?

I think your mistake is assuming that this is a semi-serious political forum.  Bobloblaw's views are reflected by a large portion of this forum, it's just that most of them don't say it in such inflammatory ways.

Sounds to me like those people just need to grow thicker skin.

If you're not happy, you know where the door is.
5  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Turkey Shoots Down Russian Jet on: November 24, 2015, 04:36:08 am
At last!

One country resists the incessant Russia violations of airspace of other countries. They have more guts than Canada.
6  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: French regional election - December 6 and 13, 2015 on: November 21, 2015, 05:35:14 pm
So if it is Sarkozy the alliance will break?!

If Sarkozy is the candidate, Bayrou will most likely run in the next presidential election, yes. Also, it's not an alliance, just a deal for regional elections (for now).
7  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Dutch Elections & Politics (April 6, 2016: EU Association Agreement Referendum) on: November 18, 2015, 06:14:59 pm
Is the Edam cheese comes from there, or it's a word meaning something in Dutch?
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Does the 2nd Amendment protect suicide vests? on: November 17, 2015, 05:29:01 pm
Yes, obviously.

Which is why it's nonsense and should be repealed.

NRA nuts shooting people is terrorism. We just don't say it because they are white.
9  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Conservative Party of Canada Leadership Race Megathread 2016 on: November 11, 2015, 04:16:40 pm
Mennonites, maybe?

Yeah, they're kind of an "ethnic group" (even have several recognizable last names like Epp and Thiessen).  Probably go around 60% Conservative, I would guess (but it's a stab in the dark because I don't know).  I know in the Prairies they've historically been very anti-CCF/NDP.

If we're talking about ethno-religious subgroups - I think Orthodox Jews is the obvious answer.

But apparently the ultra orthodox Jewish community in Outremont votes massively for Tom Mulcair!

They are a wierd bunch, though. They think it's a sacrilege than Israel was founded before God came back on Earth or something like that.
10  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian by-elections, 2015 on: November 11, 2015, 04:11:18 pm
Oh, great, our local NDP-hater is back.

You know Lotuslander, than you are swinging no votes to Greens by campaigning here?
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you live in a landslide county/state? on: November 08, 2015, 03:03:07 pm
No clue (data by counties isn't out yet), but considering my riding was won by only 1700 votes and than the winning party is stronger in the other counties, I really doubt it.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you know middle aged women who play video games? on: November 03, 2015, 11:50:52 pm
And I mean real video games, not "casual" phone games or Wii type crap.

So Zelda and Mario games aren't "real" video games now? Interesting...

I would hope he refers to the various "fitness" or "learn to cook" "games".
13  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Russian airliner crashes in Sinai, killing 224 on: November 03, 2015, 04:26:44 am
Apparently the military has detected infared activity over the Sinai near the plane. It might have been shot down after all.

I'm guessing it was ISIS.

Don't be silly, it's clearly the Ukrainians.
14  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Big Bad Swedish Politics & News Thread on: November 01, 2015, 05:31:03 pm
Everything will go downhill from here on. In the worst case scenario, Sweden could become the new Denmark in the not too distant future.

We talk about them and deal with them, and some people may cry over that not being PC, but in the end Breivik, Pettersson, Ausonius and Mangs wasn't weeds which grew in our garden.

Indeed, they would be respectable DPP politicians in Denmark.
15  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: UK MPs - 2015 Parliament on: November 01, 2015, 05:26:25 am
Jo Cox (Labour - Batley and Spen)

New intake, nominated Corbyn. This has got to be one of the least swinging seats (between the two main parties) in the country, hasn't it?

Usually elects MPs not afraid to toe the party line (whether Labour or Conservative). Previous MP was the agent of McDonnell in both his leadership runs.

To illustrate PM point, swing since the seats was created in 1983:
1987: 0.3 to Con
1992: 0.0
1997: 7.7 to Lab
2001: 0.1 to Lab
2005: 0.8 to Lab
2010: 2.5 to Con
2015: 1.7 to Lab

1997 majority: 6141
2015 majority: 6057
16  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: FL: Rereredistricting on: October 31, 2015, 09:00:01 pm
Can the Lt Governor break the tie in the senate if there is a 20-20 vote? That might happen if the 20-20 plan is adopted. So that could give more importance to this office.
Like what happened in VA in 2013 when Northam won the Lt Governor race, basically giving the chamber to the democrats.

No, in Florida Senate, a tied vote is considered as rejected.
17  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Would you rather live in Bemidji, Minnesota or Orange County, California? on: October 30, 2015, 06:05:08 pm
Bemidji seems to be an US version of my home town.
18  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: German Elections & Politics on: October 29, 2015, 01:58:34 pm
CDU/CSU ... worst result since 2013 and 6 points below where they were 2 months ago.

Rumours go, the CSU is considering to withdraw their ministers from the cabinet, says Germany's biggest tabloid.


Merkel and CDU/CSU deserve all their recent troubles and collapsing poll numbers.

After all, Merkel was elected by the German citizens/voters to serve their interests and not the interests of the millions of migrants, which Rabenmutti now suddenly wants to crowd into the country.

To represent all German voters, not only the racists.
19  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Newfoundland election, Nov 2015 on: October 28, 2015, 05:34:26 pm

Atlantic Canada: the place where the ideologies are made-up and the parties don't matter.

In Atlantic Canada, NDP is center-center-left, Liberals are center and PC is center-center-right.
20  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian federal election - October 19, 2015: Official Results & Analysis Thread on: October 28, 2015, 05:33:14 pm
A Conservative victory (in fact, with the same candidate, Bernard Genereux) in Montmagny was overturned by a judicial recount in 2011. Genereux's margin is greater this time, though, and hopefully history won't repeat itself.

Actually that is wrong. The official count had the NDP candidate ahead by 5 votes and after the recount his lead expanded to 9 votes.

But he was given winner on election night due to a wrong addition.
21  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Canadian federal election - October 19, 2015: Official Results & Analysis Thread on: October 27, 2015, 08:39:49 pm
Through, in Montmagny, there is various reports from poll workers saying the vote was badly organized and perhaps badly counted, among other irregularities (like boxes being moved from the poll station to the returning officer office without being sealed, 40 boxes from which the poll worker failed to file an official report, one report for an non-existing box and differing totals).
22  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: ObamaCare at SCOTUS again on: October 25, 2015, 05:36:23 pm
It's very clear to me that the Supreme Court is not taking on Obamacare in any serious way while Obama is in office. The risks are too high.

No, Supreme Court is talking it seriously. It's just than Obamacare is constitutionnal, no matter the amount of whining by politicians paid by vested interests.
23  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: October 2015 General Election - President, VP and Regional Senators on: October 25, 2015, 12:44:36 am

[1] Adam Griffin of Georgia and Duke of Texas
Labor Party - The People's Party

[2] Cris of Kansas and Homelycooking of Connecticut
Civic Renewal - Independent

[3] SomebodyWhoExists of Puerto Rico and Dallasfan of Massachusetts
Northeast National Party


[2] Maxwell of Colorado
Make Atlasia Great Again Party

[1] Write-in: Rfayette
24  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Controversy Surrounds Billboard Up in Detroit. on: October 23, 2015, 05:51:07 pm
Deir Yassin sounds vaguely German (I don't know who they are), so I bet that's controversial. But the First Amendment clearly protects speech like this, so at the end of the day it doesn't matter if it's controversial or not.

Also it clearly says "America First, Not Israel", it does not say "America first over Israel". Stupid media thinking they can just change small things whenever they want.

Deir Yassin has been a massacre of Palestinian people (120 of them) by Irgun (a zionist militia) in 1948. It's quite a controvertial subject, as you can imagine.
25  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Conservative Party of Canada-Leadership of Canada Leadership Race Megathread2016 on: October 22, 2015, 10:47:15 pm
Well, redistricting changed a few ridings.

Kenney now represents Calgary Midnapore, Ambrose represents Sturgeon River-Parkland, Rempel represents Calgary Nose Hill and Poilievre is representing Carleton (no more Nepean)
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