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1  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Cersei Lannister/Qyburn (D) vs Trump/Pence (R) on: Today at 01:15:56 pm
WI: Jon Snow/Sansa Stark
2  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Is this a freedom letter - or not? on: Today at 11:28:58 am
Massive FL
3  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Opinion on 'burkini' ban? on: August 26, 2016, 01:17:50 pm
I sincerely hope that anybody who was supporting this on 'liberal values' grounds has been or is open to being disabused of that by what ought to be the viscerally horrifying image of groups of armed men descending upon women in public and forcing them to take their clothes off. You know--for feminism!

Pretty sure this has already happened.

Fortunately, the Council of State has overturned the ban.
4  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the proposed 'Garden Bridge' project on: August 26, 2016, 11:35:30 am
Why would this be bad?
5  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Morocco vs. Western Sahara on: August 26, 2016, 11:33:18 am
Morocco.
6  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: NYP & Politico: Bannon once charged in domestic violence case on: August 25, 2016, 11:58:35 pm
The case was dropped oh.

Because of a technicality... best not to run to home just yet sparky.

No witnesses is hardly a technicality.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is Cracked basically an SJW site? on: August 25, 2016, 08:00:08 pm
It's become one, yes.
8  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump supporters: Why do you think the KKK is supporting your candidate? on: August 25, 2016, 06:54:02 pm
Who cares? A candidate isn't defined by their most extreme supporters.

That's not what I'm asking.

I want to know what Trump supporters feel attracts the racist organization to their candidate.

Dunno. Why did they endorse Reagan in 1984?
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump supporters: Why do you think the KKK is supporting your candidate? on: August 25, 2016, 06:47:07 pm
Who cares? A candidate isn't defined by their most extreme supporters.
10  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Is Minnesota a Swing State? on: August 24, 2016, 09:41:49 pm
If it were Kasich +3 nationally then maybe.
11  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Science Megathread on: August 24, 2016, 09:26:21 pm
Every news org seems to be running with "Earth-like" (as opposed to "Earth-sized" or its ilk) in their headlines, which implies something really important that we really don't know yet.
It's in the Goldilocks zone... it has Earth-like temperature. And with how abundant water has turned out to be, probably oceans of liquid water.

No, it has the potential for Earth-like temperatures. Nothing more is known than that. Venus and Mars are in the habitable zone but aren't hospitable to life and don't have Earth-like temperatures. There's also a strong chance it's tidally locked, which would not allow for Earth-like temperatures for the vast majority of the planet.
12  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Should underage male (non-medical) circumcision be banned? on: August 24, 2016, 08:06:55 pm
No.
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: McMullin: Sources have told me he(Trump) 'hides in his apartment' on: August 24, 2016, 06:56:50 pm
a rare non-zero energy move from Mormon McMullin.

Ate his McMuffin this morning, I see.
14  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Do you support the death penalty? If so, in what cases? Why or why not? on: August 24, 2016, 06:45:30 pm
We should use it for people who commit the most heinous crimes (terrorism, pre-meditated mass murders, ect.).  It's not our job to judge those mens souls, it's Gods.  However we can send them to him faster to speed up the process.

Who are you to tell God how quick the "process" should be?

The point is that when these people commit particularly heinous acts, they forfeit their right to live, even if they can be rehabilitated.  If they truly repented and put their trust in Jesus Christ, then they would be saved (from my point of view as a Christian), but society is under no obligation to sustain their lives at taxpayer expense.

Uh, when did God say we could declare people's lives forfeit? That's pretty darn presumptive.
15  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Are the progressives on the correct side of the history? on: August 24, 2016, 06:41:43 pm
First of all, having your preferred policies enacted hardly implies anything about "the right side of history." It's just a lazy secular way of saying "God is on our side."

I'll assume you're only referring to social issues as history certainly has not trended toward the left on economics. Great attempts at carrying out far left economics have failed dramatically.

On social issues, this is essentially an exercise in confirmation/saliency bias. The endeavors favored by progressive which have failed are generally forgotten/disavowed.

I agree. In social issues, the progressives usually win. In economic issues, no. There was a conservative backlash in the 1970s/1980s both in the politics (Reagan/Thatcher conter-revolutions) and in the academic world (decline of the keynesian theory).

Well, there's very little reason to think the "progressives win on social issues" narrative, even if true (which is highly dubious), is some sort of fait accompli. There are so many possible things that could happen that we can't foresee, and just as there was a backlash against the previous generation's Keynesian economic policies in the late-70s/early-80s, there's no reason there can't be a backlash against the previous generation's social policies (after all, much of the millennial progressivism is a backlash against their elders), even if they're "progressive." It's happened before, especially in other parts of the world.
16  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Science Megathread on: August 24, 2016, 03:06:13 pm
Every news org seems to be running with "Earth-like" (as opposed to "Earth-sized" or its ilk) in their headlines, which implies something really important that we really don't know yet.
17  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Which state is more competative? on: August 24, 2016, 10:04:47 am
SC is a high floor/low ceiling state for the Dems. Having competitive polling there with high undecideds isn't uncommon (SC was listed as a toss-up on the Atlas map all through the election in 2012), but the undecideds don't (generally) break for the Dems.
18  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / Re: NM-PPP: Clinton +9, Johnson at 16% on: August 24, 2016, 09:06:25 am
NM is not a state that would have many "missing" Hispanics in polls. It's Hispanic community is old and established, unlike places like Nevada.
19  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Design your own map of the United States on: August 24, 2016, 12:00:48 am

I got some inspiration from Tony.
This is a work in progress as regards to names. Borders are final though.

Your division of Oregon/Kootenai makes no sense to me. At the very least, Latah County must be in Oregon (there aren't even any real roads connecting Latah with most of Clearwater/Shoshone), and Kootenai County, ID could go either way.
20  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Hillary could be only the 4th person to win all 13 original colonies on: August 23, 2016, 11:56:19 pm
Not gonna happen.
21  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, 11:54:50 pm
The last thing this forum needs is more #analysis.
22  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Are the progressives on the correct side of the history? on: August 23, 2016, 09:12:57 pm
First of all, having your preferred policies enacted hardly implies anything about "the right side of history." It's just a lazy secular way of saying "God is on our side."

I'll assume you're only referring to social issues as history certainly has not trended toward the left on economics. Great attempts at carrying out far left economics have failed dramatically.

On social issues, this is essentially an exercise in confirmation/saliency bias. The endeavors favored by progressive which have failed are generally forgotten/disavowed.
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Mike Rowe has some very passionate feelings about "uneducated" trump voters on: August 23, 2016, 08:54:39 pm
More like the welder can only cling to his money for his only sense of self worth while hating "those people" and feeling like the "world is out to get him" because he has no education and doesn't understand the world/the economy/everything else.

I'm sure we'd do just fine if there were no welders. Your characterization of all welders as paranoid, delusional, and ignorant is why you aren't a Trump supporter.


One is elitist and the other is anti-intellectual. Both of them are driven by hate for whatever isn't them.

In general though the less educated you are the more you are willing to go with your gut/base feelings and not understand how the larger world works around you and more willing to blame "others" for your problems.

Tons of people with degrees, even advanced degrees, do this too.
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump Campaign Manager's History of Anti-Catholic Rhetoric on: August 23, 2016, 04:19:42 pm
I don't think the first quote, at least, is particularly anti-Catholic.
25  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Which Airport? Los Angeles area on: August 23, 2016, 04:17:39 pm
Long Beach
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