Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
May 05, 2016, 05:38:17 am
HomePredMockPollEVCalcAFEWIKIHelpLogin Register
News: Atlas Hardware Upgrade complete October 13, 2013.

  Show Posts
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 6 7 8 ... 395
51  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Manitoba election 2016 on: April 19, 2016, 10:49:16 pm
Has Rena Bukhari spoken yet?

Yes, she will decide the next step tomorrow, it seems.
52  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Manitoba election 2016 on: April 19, 2016, 10:29:23 pm
Greg has stepped down as NDP leader

2 years too late, alas.
53  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic New York Primary results thread (polls close at 9pm ET) on: April 19, 2016, 10:26:31 pm
OK yeah, Weaver is full of sh*t. Hope Bernie will have the sense to shut him down when he will need to.

He's just doing his job. Sanders is back in Burlington tonight to regroup and he called to congratulate Clinton on her victory (something that both sides haven't been doing that often this campaign). Hopefully he knows that scorched earth is NOT the way to go.  

He's full of sh*t anyway. They're going to concede after CA (or maybe DC.) Everyone was saying Hillary would take it to the convention in 08 too.

It's his job to be full of sh*t. I remember the current Governor of Virginia back in 08 being full of sh*t for Clinton in late May. It's part of the job description.

Yes. It seems the person losing the race always have those.

Bernie has Weaver and "berniebros".
Hillary had McAuliffe and Hillary is 44 website, which was as worse, if not worse than berniebros.
54  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Manitoba election 2016 on: April 19, 2016, 10:19:43 pm
Well, Liberals won 2 seats. River Heights with former leader an incumbent Jon Gerrard and a gain over NDP in Burrows by the daughter of Kevin Lamoureux.

They also lead in the North, in Kewatinook (Churchill).
55  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic New York Primary results thread (polls close at 9pm ET) on: April 19, 2016, 07:53:52 pm
Sounds like some of the voting complaints by Sanders supporters are legit.

Bill de Blasio Calls for Audit of Elections Board Amid Widespread Voting Problems in NYC

Well, I would the whole process shown that electoral procedure is quite bad in USA. This is not the first primary/caucus with issues, far from that (and it hurt both sides).
56  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic New York Primary results thread (polls close at 9pm ET) on: April 19, 2016, 05:44:52 pm
Considering these results are almost exclusively NYC, I'm actually thinking these results are pretty bad for Clinton. (standard warnings about early exits apply)

We know it's NYC?

Apparently.
From ABC:

Caution: Exit poll results this evening may change significantly after 9 p.m.

This is because polling places in 50 of the state’s counties – outside the New York City area and Buffalo – opened at noon. People in those counties with day jobs can’t vote until after work, so they won’t be included in early exit poll results.

We don’t know if this will change the post-9 p.m. exit poll data, but it could. So consider the data that are available from 5-9 p.m. as especially preliminary, and check back for updates.

So, it doesn't mean it's only NYC. It means results from upstate don't include people with day jobs. It includes retirees, etc...
57  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Democratic New York Primary results thread (polls close at 9pm ET) on: April 19, 2016, 05:42:33 pm
Looks like a Clinton victory, but not a landslide.
58  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: VP Biden: US Feels Overwhelming Frustration with Israeli Government on: April 19, 2016, 03:06:56 pm
(...) “There is at the moment no political will that I observed among Israelis or Palestinians to move forward with serious negotiations,” Biden said, “The trust that is necessary to take risks for peace is fractured on both sides.”
[/quote]

Do someone really disagree with that assessment?
59  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Scottish Parliament election - 2016 on: April 17, 2016, 10:09:38 pm
I'm definitely voting Green on the list because they need every vote that they can get to guarantee an MSP in the region; I'm still unsure for the constituency and really need to look into the local Labour candidate to see if she's a good egg or not; Bruce Crawford is definitely going to win so its not exactly going to change anything, but if Labour did better in seats where they stood more left-wing candidates it might send a message to the party.  Not likely to happen really, but oh well...

She seems to be an environmentalist, working as a sustainability officer for Clackmannanshire Council.
60  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: UC Berkeley student questioned, refused service after speaking Arabic on flight on: April 17, 2016, 06:39:30 pm
Solution is simple. Make Southwest, FBI and LA airport pay 1 million each to the victim.

The wallet is the place to aim to fix most issues.
61  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canada General Discussion: Trudeau II on: April 17, 2016, 03:11:57 pm
Wouldn't single-member-district IRV be the best system for the Liberals? It would allow them to reap Conservative votes to challenge NDP members and NDP votes to challenge Conservatives. It wouldn't by any means be a permanent Liberal majority, but it does seem like the Liberals would be in a significantly better spot than they're in now.

I personally think that's what they want.
62  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Manitoba election 2016 on: April 17, 2016, 03:10:01 pm
Fwiw in 2001 the very unpopular BC NDP government lost the popular vote 59-21 and ended up with just two seats. Four years later they were back up to 33 seats and 42% of the vote. I don't think the Manitoba NDP is quite as unpopular as their bc counterparts were in 2001 but Pallister strikes me as very likely to be another ,Gordon Campbell type 

So, a drunk driver?
63  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2012 U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: TJ's Result Thread on: April 17, 2016, 01:55:09 am
Kasick is obviously purple.
64  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: NDP Leadership Convention 2017 (2018) on: April 16, 2016, 07:27:30 pm
Barrett was an idiot, like everyone believing in socalled "Western alienation".
65  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: NDP Leadership Convention 2017 (2018) on: April 16, 2016, 06:10:43 pm
I'm obviously not Canadian and very far from being an NDPer, but...wouldn't Nathan Cullen an extremely logical choice, if he runs? I've also heard next to no speculation about Topp, who came in a very strong second last time, though I suppose now isn't the time for the NDP to choose someone who isn't an MP, considering how few places there are where a by-election would be safe for them.

He said he is not running and is obviously very happy as chief of staff of Alberta's Premier.
66  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Erdogan summons German envoy over satirical video on: April 16, 2016, 03:14:36 pm
This is disgusting. Merkel should be forced to resign in shame for that.

I'm more concerned by SDP being their usual doormat.
67  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canada General Discussion: Trudeau II on: April 15, 2016, 10:29:35 am
Because of a burnout, the new Quebec Culture minister, Luc Fortin, go on a leave for a few weeks. Replaced by his predecessor Hélène David, also Higher Education minister (all those moves were caused by the sick leave of Pierre Moreau).

Due to illness and scandals, the government lost 3 ministers since February.
68  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: South Korea General Discussion: Gridlock and the Presidency on: April 14, 2016, 11:09:45 pm
The Minjoo party won a plurality of seats, yet came in third with the popular vote, despite the quasi-proportional system.

No. They came 3rd in the list vote, that's not the same thing.
69  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama and the fight against ISIS on: April 14, 2016, 09:32:57 pm
how old is this quote, exactly? because daesh hasn't been expanding for quite some time

Sorry, you're right, a friend forwarded me a video clip, which I think might be from late last year, so the quote may be stale. But Mr. Obama seems to be pressing things a bit more of late, which I think is a good thing; I just wonder why it's taken him so long...

USA can't act unilaterally in that part of the world, that would be risky and with risks of worsening the problem.

Any error by the USA in that part of the world is a very potent recruitment talking point for ISIS.
70  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Edwards signs LGBT non-discrimination exec. order, against Jindal's preferences on: April 14, 2016, 09:29:27 pm
I see marriage equality as settled law. I don't like it, but there's no point in fighting it anymore. I don't think clerks should be forced to hand out ssm licenses against their religious beliefs though, and that is worth legislating.

Government is supposed to be independent of specific religions. If they don't want to hand out SSM marriage licenses, they should stop complaining and get another job.
If one clerk doesn't want to issue SSM licenses, just let another clerk sign them.

It's their job. Look I work at a fro-yo place, and I said that I had a religious objection to giving out toppings, my boss would say suck it up, the same thing I say to these clerks. It's the law, so either let the gays be happy and do your job, or leave your job.
Okay.  I do believe, personally, that people have a right to have their own opinion.  My preference would have been that states define marriage, but what makes this country great is that we have freedom.  We can believe what we want to.  I will not try to convert anyone to my views, nor do I want people to try to convert me to theirs.  We should tolerate everyone's opinion, religion, beliefs, etc.  I do not think you made a valid (or logical) comparison, but okay.

The issue is that they are paid to emit marriage licenses. If they refuse to emit them, they are just not doing their job.

I respect their opinion, but, as such, they refuse to do part of the work they agreed to do. If you are unwilling to emit marriage licenses, you should ask to be transferred in another position or department, since you are unwilling to do the totality of your job description.

Do you really think you can go to your boss and "I object to doing that" and than he will just smile and say okay? I know I would be said "You're paid for that, so go do it or go find work elsewhere".
71  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canada General Discussion: Trudeau II on: April 14, 2016, 05:26:57 pm

It's Cheryl Gallant. Classy and her don't belong in the same sentence.
72  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canada General Discussion: Trudeau II on: April 14, 2016, 02:22:55 pm
Supreme Court accepts to hear the case about voting rights of Canadians living abroad.
73  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canada General Discussion: Trudeau II on: April 13, 2016, 11:41:53 pm
An article in Le Journal de Montréal asking if it's the end of the NDP in Québec.

No, but it's not surprising a Péladeau newspaper asks the question.
74  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canada General Discussion: Trudeau II on: April 13, 2016, 04:17:10 pm

PC can't afford to upset the Ontario Landowners Association. They are the reason John Tory lost his by-election and they are quite powerful in rural Eastern Ontario.
75  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Paul LePage refuses to swear in newly elected State Senator on: April 13, 2016, 04:14:06 pm
Maine Democrats should just try to impeach him. They have grounds to.
Pages: 1 2 [3] 4 5 6 7 8 ... 395


Login with username, password and session length

Logout

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines