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1  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Question of the day: Does Nate Silver roam Atlas's 2016 Board? on: August 23, 2016, 11:22:00 pm
For his sake, I hope Nate Silver stays as far away as possible from the cesspool that is Atlas' 2016 Board.
2  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Can Trump win CT? on: August 21, 2016, 09:40:19 pm
Connecticut has a Cook PVI of D+7.  So the correct answer is no, unless Trump is winning the election by 10 points or so.  That's not very likely.

The other answer is that it would be nice if the horde of negative nabobs didn't attack new posters for asking questions.  I doubt they'd be attacking a poster if they asked can Clinton win Alaska? - an R+12 state - which is something that has been asked and answered numerous times on this site.
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump courting American voters in Israel; estimated 300,000 voters on: August 21, 2016, 07:07:06 pm
And zero Electoral College votes. Good job.

It doesn't work that way.  Expatriates can generally vote in federal elections in the state they were last resident.  So if they used to live in Broward County, Florida, they can vote by absentee in Florida.
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: FBI Clinton notes leaks megathread - Powell denies gave Clinton server idea on: August 19, 2016, 06:10:13 pm
Congress requested the FBI for Clinton's interview notes.  Then, right after the FBI sends the notes, we get sources leaking the material.  It ain't the Democrats releasing this.  Do the math.

Last I checked, there were Democrats in Congress, too, who are perfectly capable of leaking things, too.
What motive would the Democrats have for leaking this?  Do you think this leak is a good news story for Clinton?

Yes.  It highlights her "every Secretary of State has done it" and "Powell told me to do it" defense.  It's getting ahead of the other leaks that will inevitably come.

What do Republicans have to gain in leaking Clinton's defense?
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: FBI Clinton notes leaks megathread - Powell denies gave Clinton server idea on: August 19, 2016, 06:04:38 pm
The irony of people using deliberately leaked classified information to attack someone for looseness with classified information...

Who says this leak came from Republicans in Congress?  The "Powell did it too" defense sounds like something that would come from Team Clinton, not Republicans.

Republicans on this forum are using it.  Right?

The persons who originally posted this aren't blue avatars, right?

Republicans on this forum are using it.  Right?

1) There are very few Republicans on this forum, let alone Trump-supporting Republicans. 
2) What exactly are "Republicans on this forum" using, other than refuting Clinton's "Powell told me to do it" "defense"?
6  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: FBI Clinton notes leaks megathread - Powell denies gave Clinton server idea on: August 19, 2016, 06:01:58 pm
Congress requested the FBI for Clinton's interview notes.  Then, right after the FBI sends the notes, we get sources leaking the material.  It ain't the Democrats releasing this.  Do the math.

Last I checked, there were Democrats in Congress, too, who are perfectly capable of leaking things.
7  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: FBI Clinton notes leaks megathread - Powell denies gave Clinton server idea on: August 19, 2016, 05:57:51 pm
The irony of people using deliberately leaked classified information to attack someone for looseness with classified information...

Who says this leak came from Republicans in Congress?  The "Powell did it too" defense sounds like something that would come from Team Clinton, not Republicans.

Republicans on this forum are using it.  Right?

The persons who originally posted this aren't blue avatars, right?  They're Democrats or Democrat-leaning green avatars (which is pretty much every green avatar here).
8  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: FBI Clinton notes leaks megathread - Powell denies gave Clinton server idea on: August 19, 2016, 05:55:02 pm
The irony of people using deliberately leaked classified information to attack someone for looseness with classified information...

Who says this leak came from Republicans in Congress?  The "Powell did it too and told me to do it" defense sounds like something that would come from Team Clinton, not Republicans.

By the way, the article says Clinton was using her private e-mail server before Powell even allegedly told her to do it.

9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Northern Voting Booth: August 2016 Elections on: August 19, 2016, 05:50:21 pm
NORTHERN REGION
AUGUST 2016 ELECTION
SAMPLE BALLOT

FOR SENATE (CLASS II)
ONE (1) to be elected.

[2] A. Scott
Labor Party

[1] Write-in: ClarkKent


FOR GOVERNOR
ONE (1) to be elected.

[3] Flo
Labor Party

[1] Kingpoleon
United Alternative

[2] RGN08
Federalist Party

[   ] Write-in:


FOR ASSEMBLY
FIVE (5) delegates to be elected.

[4] Andrew "FairBol" Jacobs
Federalist Party

[3] Clyde1998
Labor Party

[1] Enduro
Federalist Party

[7] Gass3268
Labor Party

[5] Long Live Rock (aka "LLR")
Labor Party

[6] Logan W. Palmer
United Alternative

[2] Spark498
Federalist Party

10  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: August 2016 North Gubernatorial Debate on: August 19, 2016, 05:47:01 pm
I'll be posting the rest of the unanswered questions by tomorrow morning

At that time, you can also make your closing statement.  Other candidates may make their closing statement at their earliest possible convenience.
11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: August 2016 House of Representative Elections on: August 19, 2016, 05:43:57 pm
REPUBLIC OF ATLASIA - In Dave We Trust
Official Ballot

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES - NINE SEATS


[10] 1184AZ of Washington
Labor Party



[4] Abraham Washington of New York
United Alternative



[1] ClarkKent of Connecticut
Federalist Party



[2] Classic Conservative of Texas
Federalist Party



[5] Clyde1998 of Massachusetts
Labor Party



[7] dfwlibertylover of Texas
Federalist Party



[11] evergreen of Illinois
Labor Party



[6] JohanusCalvinusLibertas of Indiana
Federalist Party



[13] NeverAgain of Virginia
Labor Party




[12] Peebs of North Carolina
Labor Party




[3] Santander of Alabama
Federalist Party



[9] Shua of Alaska
Freedom and Solidarity Party



[8] Talleyrand of Texas
Nationalist Party



[  ] Write-in:______________________________
-__________________



[  ] None of the above
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: House Republicans leaking classified information on Hillary on: August 18, 2016, 04:53:00 pm
You do know this is about the FBI transcripts and not the e-mails, right?

Which was all about Hillary Clinton's grandkids, puppies and rainbows, right?  Not her e-mails, of course.
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: House Republicans leaking classified information on Hillary on: August 18, 2016, 04:36:36 pm
But Hillary Clinton told us over and over again that she did not send or receive classified information.  So how is this even possible?

Because the contents have since been marked as such.

Incorrect.  Some of the e-mails were marked classified at the time. Besides, Hillary Clinton told us at her U.N. speech that she "did not e-mail any classified material to anyone on my e-mail."  Now, her campaign is admitting some information was classified, in order to tar Republicans.  Go figure.

Hillary's greatest "classified" hits:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj_cn1XA888
14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Why is Clinton underperforming in Nevada and Iowa? on: August 18, 2016, 04:09:37 pm
Both states are difficult to poll.

Iowa is not that difficult to poll.  Pollsters have plenty of experience polling Iowa caucuses every 4 years.  Polling for a general election is much easier than polling for a caucus.
15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: House Republicans leaking classified information on Hillary on: August 18, 2016, 04:06:39 pm
But Hillary Clinton told us over and over again that she did not send or receive classified information.  So how is this even possible?
16  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: August 2016 North Gubernatorial Debate on: August 17, 2016, 10:19:44 pm
Next question:  What is your opinion of the NMEA (Northern Mideastern Alliance) in general, and their continued fight to move the capital, in particular?
17  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / Re: Mitchell Research-MI: Clinton +10 in 4-way race on: August 16, 2016, 11:45:33 pm

I think the rounding only works if there are no undecideds, and Clinton is at 48.5, Trump 38.5, Johnson 8.5 and Stein 4.5, which adds up to 100, before rounding.  That's just bizarre - but so is every poll from a Michigan-only pollster, it seems.
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: August 2016 North Gubernatorial Debate on: August 16, 2016, 09:46:03 pm
Next question:

What do you think the role of the North should be in setting health care policy?  Should this be left to Nyman, or should the North have its own health care policy?  If the North should set its own policy, what should that policy be?
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: NMEA: We will not cease our struggle for a more centralized Northern Capital on: August 16, 2016, 09:43:49 pm
Please give this a rest.  The committee has spoken, and the people have spoken.  They want the capital to be in the region's largest city, New York.  That's the same thing some U.S. states have done, despite the city not being central - like Boston.  Besides, the capital of the old Mideast was in Maryland, despite not being central to its population.

It wasn't a majority vote. Thus it should be contested via referendum between the two highest vote getting cities. NYC and Pittsburgh.

This isn't over. The citizens of the former Mideast deserve equity and respect in this decision. The coast is getting everything it wants in the merger and the western states of the north got nothing. How is that right? It's not. The Coastal parts need to make concessions so the citizens of the Mideastern states partitioned to the north feel like equal partners in the merger.

You don't need a majority of votes to win in IRV.  And the voters have spoken - just like the committee before them, they concluded New York City should be the capital.

I can tell you this - if it is put to the voters again, I, the person who first nominated and voted for Pittsburgh to be the capital, will change my vote to keep the capital in NYC.  Why?  Once the capital is established, it makes little sense to move it.  And I doubt I'm the only one who feels that way.

Once again, the capital of the old Mideast was pretty much on the coast, too - in Maryland.  That the North has a capital on the coast is nothing new.
20  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump to Air First TV Ads of General Election Campaign on: August 16, 2016, 09:12:36 pm
Can we see the ads?

The Trump campaign put this ad up on its YouTube page last week.  It's the only thing that is :30 seconds and has a disclaimer.  I don't know whether this is what he will air.

I do know I haven't been very diligent in updating the Political Ad Megathread because the Clinton campaign hasn't been very diligent in updating their YouTube page with new ads, and the Trump campaign hasn't had any before the one I linked.  Eventually, I'll get back around to it, probably after Labor Day, unless the Clinton campaign starts updating more frequently.
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: NMEA: We will not cease our struggle for a more centralized Northern Capital on: August 16, 2016, 05:59:45 pm
Please give this a rest.  The committee has spoken, and the people have spoken.  They want the capital to be in the region's largest city, New York.  That's the same thing some U.S. states have done, despite the city not being central - like Boston.  Besides, the capital of the old Mideast was in Maryland, despite not being central to its population.
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: IN THE NAME OF ACTIVITY: An Open Letter to the North on: August 16, 2016, 03:08:57 pm
How many candidates are currently running for the Northern Assembly?  Are we at 6 yet?
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: What is Trump waiting for? on: August 16, 2016, 03:03:30 pm
Trump is just doing what he has done in the primaries - waiting until the last minute to advertise on TV.  Trump let the other candidates, especially Rubio, outspend him on early TV spots, and only came on TV a week or two before the primaries.  But when Trump went in, he usually advertised big in the last two weeks.

I expect the Trump campaign to go on-air after Labor Day.
24  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Northern Regional Committee on: August 14, 2016, 09:20:49 pm
I don't think we have the power to make rules about who can run for Assembly.  That's something that should have been put in the constitution.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which posters do you have on ignore? on: August 14, 2016, 09:14:58 pm
Nobody, because I'm not afraid of people with different opinions than mine.  Anyone who has somebody on ignore for ideological reasons is an intellectual coward trying to live in a "safe" bubble in my book.
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