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1  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: German American demographics on: March 30, 2015, 07:53:24 pm
You can't talk about German Catholic counties without mentioning Putnam and Mercer Counties, Ohio.
2  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Would you bet all your savings that ... on: March 29, 2015, 04:48:34 pm
I don't know why that county is so pro-Paul, but it'll probably continue.

Crazies tend to stick together.
3  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Top 3 favorite Sports teams on: March 28, 2015, 05:44:31 pm

1. Los Angeles Angels
2. Seattle Seahawks
3. Seattle Mariners


1. Gonzaga Bulldogs
2. Eastern Washington Eagles
3. Washington Huskies
4. Washington State Cougars
5. USC Trojans
4  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: What ideological labels would you use to describe your politics? on: March 27, 2015, 06:28:02 pm
These labels are sort of accurate, but mostly just suggestive.

New Keynesian
Social Conservative
Christian Democratic (of the left-wing Catholic variety)
Some proclivities toward a non-secularist High Modern approach

Generally, I prefer an active government that uses highly scientific means to achieve non-secular ends. All means that produce properly-realized ends that align with these normative goals should be on the table, and the government should not be constrained in achieving them. A perfect government is omnipotent, omnibenevolent, and perfectly efficient; although such a case is impossible, this fact should not dissuade from its pursuit.
5  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Downton Abbey looking at last season on: March 27, 2015, 12:56:29 am
Great, another reason not to give Game of Thrones an Emmy it deserves.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which natural disasters have you experienced? on: March 26, 2015, 06:55:41 pm
Earthquake, Flood, and Wildfire.
7  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: 2015 MLB prediction/discussion thread on: March 26, 2015, 02:32:26 pm
AL East
1. Orioles
2. Blue Jays
3. Red Sox
4. Yankees
5. Rays

AL Central
1. Indians
2. White Sox (WC)
3. Tigers
4. Royals
5. Twins

AL West
1. Angels
2. Mariners (WC)
3. Athletics
4. Astros
5. Rangers

NL East
1. Nationals
2. Mets (WC)
3. Marlins
4. Braves
5. Phillies

NL Central
1. Cardinals
2. Cubs (WC)
3. Pirates
4. Brewers
5. Reds

NL West
1. Dodgers
2. Padres
3. Giants
4. Diamondbacks
5. Rockies
8  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Least Welcome in Their Party? on: March 24, 2015, 12:57:58 pm
The results of this poll show exactly why I have to remain an Indy.
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Clinton vs Paul on: March 24, 2015, 12:53:13 pm
Something like this:

10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Describe a Kerry 2004/McCain 2008/Obama 2012 voter on: March 24, 2015, 12:42:00 pm
Vietnam vet?
11  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Who do you support in Georgia Tech vs. University of Georgia? on: March 24, 2015, 10:36:43 am
A meteor.
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary Election Polls / Re: UT-Dan Jones and Associates: Jeb up 7 on: March 22, 2015, 05:25:44 pm
Bush does seem like a good candidate for Mormons to support.
13  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: 2015 NCAA Basketball Bracket on: March 19, 2015, 04:56:54 pm
The end of the UCLA/SMU game was ridiculous. Correct call, but hilarious nonetheless.
14  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: 2015 NCAA Basketball Bracket on: March 19, 2015, 02:22:39 pm
I just hope Georgetown doesn't get too far (GW student)

Hopefully EWU takes them out in the first round.
15  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: How many counties will Hillary Clinton win in the 2016 Iowa Caucuses? on: March 19, 2015, 02:21:30 pm
All 99 is the most likely outcome.
16  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: What are your favorite movie soundtracks? on: March 17, 2015, 09:31:37 pm
The Fountain, Interstellar, Man of Steel.
17  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Should schools be able to expel students because of their speech on: March 16, 2015, 01:15:18 pm
A school should be able to expel a student for any reason that they're allowed to use to deny their initial application.
18  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Carbon Tax vs. Cap-and-Trade System on: March 16, 2015, 02:47:09 am
There is a ton of literature in environmental economics about this exact issue. The short answer to which is more effective and efficient is that it depends; there are scenarios when either would be more preferable than the other. The biggest issue is how they behave under uncertainty and imperfect information regarding either environmental damages or abatement costs, along with elasticity of those functions and the correlation between the two.
19  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Sports you like on: March 15, 2015, 12:36:52 pm
1. Baseball (huge Angels fan due to my dad, wife likes the Mariners)

BIG gap

2. American football (Seahawks fan due to wife and no LA team)
3. College football (Generally like USC, UW, WSU, EWU for various reasons)
4. College basketball (Gonzaga fan due to wife, also like UW)

I have a positive opinion of hockey, but I don't watch it much. I generally like the Ducks and Canucks.

While I have a positive opinion of the Sounders, I can't stand watching soccer.
20  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Can places have an inbuilt ideology? on: March 14, 2015, 01:04:57 pm
Places with strong natural beauty tend be associated with inherent environmentalist leanings.
21  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Best Populist of Atlasia on: March 13, 2015, 01:28:51 am
Probably Miles. I don't know most of the other posters listed, and he seems like a better poster than myself, so that's where my vote goes. Besides, I'm not much of a populist; a communitarian, sure, but I'm too elitist to be a populist.
22  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: House of Cards on: March 13, 2015, 01:18:20 am
Claire's character development is interesting though.

Development is a kind word for what they've done with her. I don't find her actions in S3 remotely consistent with the previous seasons. It seems all she is now is someone who intentionally or otherwise messes up Frank's plans and is a general pain in the ass. I can't stand her anymore.
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you feel sorry for the white liberals in Birmingham, Alabama? on: March 12, 2015, 01:32:23 am
Of course, I doubt BRTD feels sorry for conservatives in San Francisco (white or otherwise) despite an almost identical situation.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Your reaction if you went to a church and the preacher wore pre-torn jeans on: March 10, 2015, 08:07:18 pm
I would be wondering why they weren't wearing an alb.
25  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Religion in Japan: A geographic analysis. on: March 10, 2015, 11:58:54 am
Here are some South Korea religion maps by municipality (2005 census) that I made:

Religious plurality (Yellow is Buddhist/Won Buddhist and Grey is Non-religious):

Note: The following do not use the same scales as each other.

Buddhist strength:

Protestant strength:

Catholic strength:

Confucian strength:

New Religionist strength:

Non-religious strength:

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