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51  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: New Brunswick: September 22, 2014 on: September 03, 2014, 03:06:30 pm

Liberals would have needed a very good election to win there.
52  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: If one is 1/32nd Native American, should they be considered Native American? on: September 03, 2014, 01:19:04 am
Atlas forum, your bigotry is showing

legally, morally, and culturally, only the tribe itself has a legitimate say in its membership

but I suppose white man always knows best right?

Perhaps in USA. In Canada, federal government decides and decided than, to be Native, you needed to have a Native father. If you were female and you married a non-Native, you stopped being Native.

Courts recently threw out that nonsense.
53  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Sen. Gillibrand: I was sexually harassed by men in Congress on: September 03, 2014, 01:16:03 am
Come on, Kirsten. Names. We want names.

Since she isn't saying, anyone want to speculate on who they are?

I suspect it's bipartisan.
54  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: If one is 1/32nd Native American, should they be considered Native American? on: September 02, 2014, 10:38:51 pm
I would certainly not be so presumptuous as to tell the Potawatomi Tribe who they can and can't consider to be a "real" Indian.

True, but if that's your only ethnic, personal, cultural or family tie to a tribe, give me a break.  If you're involved in tribal life, live on a reservation, know the language, know the culture, etc, then sure.  But, if you have no real personal experience with a tribe, 1/32 ancestry is completely meaningless.

Doesn't most reservations are living in English, through?
55  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Should the Washington NFL franchise's name be changed? on: September 02, 2014, 08:51:02 pm
Absolutely not.  I'm a Native American and the name does not offend me.  Everybody likes to get butt hurt over something and this is a pointless exercise that serves absolutely no purpose, but to satisfy the taste buds of political correctness activists.

What % Native are you?

1/32

I'm more Native than you (1/16) and I wouldn't call or consider myself Native by any strecht of mind.
56  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Israel steals another 1000 acres of the West Bank on: September 01, 2014, 04:31:05 pm
It's not than the Israeli government doesn't want to negociate. It can't.

Settlers + nationalists + theocrats have too much political weight (and a much higher birth rate).
57  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which electoral districts (CDs or equivelant) have you been to in 2014? on: September 01, 2014, 04:26:42 pm
Canada:
QC:
Abitibi—Témiscamingue, Abitibi—Baie-James—Nunavik—Eeyou, Pontiac, Laurentides—Labelle, Rivière-du-Nord, Argenteuil—Papineau—Mirabel, Terrebonne—Blainville, Marc-Aurèle-Fortin, Rivière-des-Mille-Îles, Laval, Ahuntsic, Saint-Laurent—Cartierville, Mount  Royal, Westmount—Ville-Marie, Jeanne-Le Ber, Brossard—La Prairie, Saint-Lambert, Saint-Bruno—Saint-Hubert, Saint-Jean, Chambly—Borduas, Shefford, Brome—Missiquoi, Compton—Stanstead

USA:
VT
NH: 1, 2
MA: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
RI: 1, 2
58  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Israel steals another 1000 acres of the West Bank on: September 01, 2014, 12:22:54 am
The Palestinian ghetto gets smaller and smaller. When is liquidation day? [/antisemitic]

Yeah, idiotic hyperbole like this isn't really helping your cause.

All the right people hear the dogwhistles. That's what matters to the "Israel is the new Nazis" crew.

Yet, what is your opinion on the subject?

My opinion is that comparing Israel to Nazi Germany is hate speech.

That wasn't my point and you're quite aware of it, but you answered lower.

As for your answer about hate speech, my answer is "don't feed the troll". They do it in big part to see offended reactions from people like you, Ray.
59  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Israel steals another 1000 acres of the West Bank on: August 31, 2014, 10:15:46 pm
The Palestinian ghetto gets smaller and smaller. When is liquidation day? [/antisemitic]

Yeah, idiotic hyperbole like this isn't really helping your cause.

All the right people hear the dogwhistles. That's what matters to the "Israel is the new Nazis" crew.

Yet, what is your opinion on the subject?
60  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Israel steals another 1000 acres of the West Bank on: August 31, 2014, 08:10:28 pm
Hamas' fault, clearly.
61  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Great Nordic Thread on: August 31, 2014, 05:30:48 pm
I have no issue with hunting whales, but I have issues with Faroes being stuck in the Middle Ages.
62  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: German Elections & Politics (State election in Saxony today!) on: August 31, 2014, 03:33:02 pm
What was DSU?
63  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring on: August 29, 2014, 11:03:35 pm
About to go to the first "real" party in my life at Waltham.

There is real people there? I was in Waltham last week and it seemed to be only hotels and stores. Not a real city.
64  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Ernest on: August 29, 2014, 11:01:03 pm
Abstain.
65  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Making what is "bad" not bad? on: August 28, 2014, 12:28:09 am
What in God's name do you have against hoodies?

They aren't from the 80's.
66  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Scottish Independence Referendum - 2014 on: August 27, 2014, 09:51:08 pm
Afleitch, could you edit the title so the full date is in the title please?
67  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: France General Discussion II: Living under Marxism on: August 26, 2014, 02:04:19 pm
Quote from: Robb the Survivor link=topic=155115.msg4277943#msg4277943
How do Montebourg and Taubira not fit into this category as well? Making angry rants about greedy banksters and the need to save factories is not the same as having ideas. The French left, from the dumbest True Leftist to the most shameless neoliberal sellout, has the same basic problem: they only think in slogans and soundbites.
Is there a single success that we will remember from Hollande presidency in 10 years? For now, in two years and a half they only did one thing, and it's Taubira who did it.

Montebourg wanted to nationalize the Florange factory. At least it was something. What's better, a nationalized factory or no factory at all? If it had failed then it would have been its responsibilty, but he has not even been allowed to try, and everyone else is watching without doing anything.

This not related, but I have to praise Fabius for doing his job. He does not talk too much to the media, he's not getting involved in national politics, but thanks to him France is involved in every international issue.

Yeah, I've got to give credit to Taubira for one thing: she might be an insufferable pretentious asshole, but she does stick to her guns. And that's a pretty big deal in a government full of useless wimps. She didn't back down on SSM and she didn't back down on judicial reform, so kudos to her for that. Still that's far from what France needs right now.

As for Montebourg, sorry but no, nationalizing a factory is a f**king stupid-ass idea. Thank God Hollande shut him down, because the last thing France needs right now is the wasting a sh*tload of money to save doomed economic activities. This is this sort of pseudo-activistic bullsh*t (of which Sarko was also fond of) which embodies all that's wrong with French politics. Saving a factory will do a great NOTHING to actually solve the structural problems of French economy. At best, it will buy the workers a couple years before someone else will decide to shut down the plant because that's the economically rational thing to do. And all while costing the State millions that it could actually have placed on productive investments instead. Sure, you can make yourself feel good about having saved a couple workers, and this can be great PR for the media, but it's completely irrelevant in the grand scheme of things.

France already have one right-wing party (UMP). They don't need a second one, especially one pretending to be "socialist".
68  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: SWEDEN - September 14, 2014 - GUIDE and THREAD on: August 21, 2014, 04:22:00 am
We're kind of far from Denmark. For better and worse, I guess.

For better.

I once read the Denmark was the Western country doing the less about refugees and than they freak out as soon there is more than 2-3 ethnic restaurants in a street, claiming they are overwhelmed by immigration.
69  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canada General Discussion 1.5: The Countdown Begins on: August 21, 2014, 04:06:59 am
A CROP poll for Quebec federal.

Liberals 38, NDP 32, Bloc 13(!), Conservatives 12.

http://www.lapresse.ca/actualites/politique/politique-canadienne/201408/20/01-4793348-sondage-crop-le-bloc-quebecois-marginalise.php
70  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Religion in Latin America 2014 on: August 20, 2014, 06:57:41 pm
Don't know if the evangelical churches in Latin America are mostly complimentarianist or not, but if they aren't, then they are superior to Catholicism on those grounds alone. That issue is an absolute non-negotiable to me.

Catholics are mostly nominal or harmless.
Evangelicals are hardcore social conservatives, often Theocrats.

Yet, you prefer the theocrats.

Well conservative evangelicals tend to be complimentarians as well so I'm not including them. My point is that I would never associate with a complimentarian church. Ever. Under any circumstances.

Also are you familiar with the Catholic Church in Minnesota and how it acted in 2012 and 2013 over the gay marriage battles if you want to label it "harmless"?

I'm quite aware than Catholic leadership in Latin America is pretty much terrible, as is the USA one, but that wasn't my point. My point is than many, if not most, of those "Catholics" are pretty much only Catholics on forms. They barely go to church except for marriages, baptism and funerals and they don't give a damn about the opinion of the Church.
71  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Religion in Latin America 2014 on: August 20, 2014, 05:54:03 pm
Don't know if the evangelical churches in Latin America are mostly complimentarianist or not, but if they aren't, then they are superior to Catholicism on those grounds alone. That issue is an absolute non-negotiable to me.

Catholics are mostly nominal or harmless.
Evangelicals are hardcore social conservatives, often Theocrats.

Yet, you prefer the theocrats.
72  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: New Brunswick: September 22, 2014 on: August 19, 2014, 11:39:16 pm
Radio-Canada is only having Liberal, PC, NDP. They invited the Green leader last time (and PA leader, who declined), but not this time. They base Green and PA exclusions on their low level in French.
73  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Opinion of the American Media? on: August 19, 2014, 05:48:52 pm
One mile long, but 0.1 inches deep.
74  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Scottish Independence Referendum - 2014 on: August 19, 2014, 05:47:21 pm
edit by el caudillo: please post in English


Hash is this some joke I didn't get? There has never been a requirement in the ToS to write in English and we have had plenty of posts in German and Spanish + comments/sentences in a multitude of others languages.

I saw the message before the edit and the issue is than it was some jumbled and barely intelligible English.
75  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Top 10 Jokes (Edinburgh Fringe 2014) on: August 19, 2014, 04:05:33 am
Sadly, British comedy continues to do absolutely nothing on me. Or the Fringe organisation just have terrible taste.
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