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1  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: Is the Republican's problem that they're too Southern? on: Today at 02:12:44 pm
This is one of several reasons why I'm hesitant to become a Republican.
2  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Andrew Cuomo or Pope Francis on: July 28, 2014, 10:49:16 pm
I'm catholic. Who do you think I would choose?

So is Andrew Cuomo.


There aren't that many politician I'd quite say that for, but Cuomo...yeah.

I'm not sure I follow. Is Cuomo not catholic?

Cuomo's political views are antithetical to Catholicism.

^^ That's part of it if course, but unlike most Catholic Dems who at the very least pretend to reconcile their political positions with their faith, Cuomo has unabashedly attacked the Church. Contrast him with someone like Nancy Pelosi, who although she's made her share of logical gymnastics to fit a few of her views with the Church, does outwardly work with the Church.

Also, Cuomo is divorced and openly cohabitating with his girl friend.

>implication that Catholic Republicans don't also have to jump through hoops to justify some of their positions

They do, but the hoops tend to be larger and more forgiving once the most important one is cleared.
3  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Top 25 animated shows on: July 28, 2014, 10:37:49 pm
Avatar definitely deserves to be on that list. Brilliant blend of humor, fantasy, and action without treading into the full on anime territory.

Avatar might as well be anime. The fact that it is continuously treated as "acceptable animation" by others who wouldn't touch anime perplexes me.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XVI: Sidejackin' it in the Train Room. on: July 28, 2014, 10:32:10 pm
Bushie, just make sure you don't try to love on kids while on the job.

That would solve his problems once and for all, though.
5  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Andrew Cuomo or Pope Francis on: July 28, 2014, 06:19:10 pm
I'm catholic. Who do you think I would choose?

So is Andrew Cuomo.


There aren't that many politician I'd quite say that for, but Cuomo...yeah.

I'm not sure I follow. Is Cuomo not catholic?

Cuomo's political views are antithetical to Catholicism.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Implicit Association Test - Race on: July 27, 2014, 03:35:43 am
Your data suggest a moderate automatic preference for European American compared to African American.
7  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Religion VS capital punishment on: July 25, 2014, 07:58:09 pm
The Parable of the Tares can be interpreted as a forbidding of capital punishment.
8  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Marvel vs. DC on: July 25, 2014, 06:23:42 pm
I greatly prefer DC to Marvel, to the extent that I care.
9  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: National Presidential Primary County and State Maps (1912-2012) on: July 24, 2014, 03:30:42 pm
What happened to North Dakota in the 1996 Democratic primary?

Clinton wasn't on the ballot. I'm not entirely sure why.
10  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: How Americans Feel About Religious Groups: The Jews Rated the Highest on: July 23, 2014, 06:19:12 pm
Here's Atlas Forum's feelings (or at least the religion subforum's):

Catholic, 71
Mainline, 64
Agnostic, 61
Atheist, 50
Jewish, 48
Buddhist, 42
Evangelical, 38
Hindu, 37
Antitheist, 24
Mormon, 22
Islam, 20
11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What is your dream job? on: July 23, 2014, 05:49:09 pm
Unrealistic dream job: film director
More realistic dream job: high-ranking government economist
12  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of these websites on: July 22, 2014, 11:16:25 pm
Tumblr and the SJWs are awful.

Is it SJWs that you don't like or social justice?

SJWs are awful people.
13  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Anime on: July 22, 2014, 07:07:10 pm
I tried watching Attack on Titan and just could not get into it.

I like anime as much as live action and better than American animation, but I don't think it's inherently better or anything. I have a few series that I thoroughly love such as Gurren Lagann and Eureka Seven, plus a some others that are solid that I've seen once like Death Note and Eden of the East, but I can't stand some of the larger, more popular series such as Naruto or FMA. I kinda like Miyazaki, but find Studio Ghibli movies extremely overrated. I prefer The Girl Who Leapt Through Time or Five Centimeters Per Second, personally.
14  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Do you support the legalization of marijuana? on: July 21, 2014, 04:34:22 pm
No, though its punishment should be rehab, not jail, for first time offenders. Tobacco should be similarly treated. All harder drugs should remain illegal as is the case currently.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you prefer oceans or lakes? on: July 19, 2014, 05:08:35 pm
Oceans, including inland extensions a la Puget Sound and the Salish Sea.
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Anti-Mormon bigotry on the Atlas on: July 19, 2014, 12:27:35 pm
I've never met a Mormon who wasn't an incredibly decent, upstanding, and generally nice person.  Ever.  I'm not sure what is is, but the LDS does a good job stamping out some really friendly folks.

This has been my experience as well, though if you're friends with a Mormon for long enough, they will almost always try to convert you at least once. It's a bit disconcerting to know that deep down there is often at least a slight contempt for people who aren't like them.
17  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: How big of an impact does politics have on your purchases? on: July 18, 2014, 07:15:48 pm
Virtually none at all. I used to avoid Wal-Mart (though mostly because their products are so inferior), but that's not feasible anymore.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Simple Truths Silver Mine on: July 18, 2014, 12:56:25 pm
Only problem with your theory is that you're wrong.
19  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Advanced Placement (AP) program on: July 17, 2014, 05:04:26 pm
I prefer Running Start-esque programs, personally.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would the above poster's political opinions be popular in Kentucky? on: July 17, 2014, 05:01:54 pm
He'd do pretty well, I think. Maybe not as well as a couple of decades ago, but he'd have a fair shot in a statewide race.
21  General Politics / Economics / Re: US unemployment rate decreases from 6.3% to 6.1% in July 2014 on: July 17, 2014, 04:57:13 pm
22  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Moderate Republicans vs. Moderate Democrats on: July 17, 2014, 03:28:15 pm
Moderate republicans don't exist, so that's the main difference.

Sure they do; they just haven't had much success winning elections recently.
23  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Paul Krugman: "The Affordable Care Act is working" on: July 16, 2014, 12:22:53 pm
That Krugman is saying something is good evidence that it is not the case.

This teen boy certainly knows more about markets than a Princeton economics professor!

Regardless of the factual nature of this article, Krugman is so far removed from academic economics that calling him anything more than an economic columnist is an outright lie. Krugman abandoned everything that earned him that Nobel Prize long ago.
24  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Opinion of various religious groups on: July 15, 2014, 05:11:14 pm
You know the drill.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Does "red avatar privilege" still exist in modern society? on: July 15, 2014, 02:40:59 pm
There are other forms of liberal/leftist bigotry such as much of third wave feminism, generalized anti-religious sentiment, and generalized attacks against businesses and their members, not to mention the frequent view that anyone who "should" support their cause for demographic reasons but doesn't is a mindless, brainwashed, uneducated, self-hating traitor.

I've also found that a lot of "enlightened" and "educated" liberals tend to be more supportive of eugenics than on average.

OK, even if I'd actually buy everything else this is absolute bullsh*t.

It may not be as frequent on this forum, but the amount of overgeneralized vitriol against CEOs and other higher-ups of businesses from many on the left is quite a real thing. Some deserve it, of course, but that can be said of every group; however, the left has a tendency to demonize them as a class of people who they can scapegoat all sorts of issues on.
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