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1  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: 2nd Parliament of South America on: November 24, 2015, 11:55:48 pm
2  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Ethics of doxxing on: November 15, 2015, 09:11:21 pm
Incidentally, is anyone else surprised that with the advent of Facebook comments under news people are still willing to say diabolical and moronic statements connected with their real name?
It becomes less surprising if you have ever talked to such people in person
3  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Idiocracy (2006) on: November 14, 2015, 01:54:38 am
Simfan is correct 90% of the movie is slapstick comedy, its just the fanboys who are smart-arsed pseudointellectuals.
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Over 80 percent of Americans support mandatory labels on foods containing DNA on: November 14, 2015, 01:25:43 am
I would very much like to have the DNA of what I eat put on the label. In college my brother took part in an experiment where they bought a lot of fish from local supermarkets, tested the DNA of everything, and over a third of the fish was, genetically, a different species than what the stores claimed them to be
labeling wouldn't really solve that. Since companies get caught all the time lying on labels anyways...
5  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: 2nd General Election of South America on: November 06, 2015, 05:30:48 am
6  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: 1st Parliament of South America on: October 25, 2015, 04:44:41 pm
7  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: OH-BGSU/Zogby: Marijuana legalization too close to call in Ohio on: October 23, 2015, 06:50:55 pm
The other factor besides the monopoly is that they are holding it this year.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone III - The Whinge Binge on: October 17, 2015, 03:48:36 am
I started a new job last week and had over time hours for the first two weeks which meant 12 hour shifts... but damn the money is nice compared to my old job[which i still have for a few months] So i worked like 65 hours last week and 60 this week between both jobs.
9  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama Announces Halt of U.S. Troop Withdrawal in Afghanistan on: October 15, 2015, 01:54:25 pm
Considering the ANA lost a fairly major city recently this shouldn't be a surprise.
10  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Russian cruise missiles hit Iran on: October 09, 2015, 06:06:28 pm
Syria and Iran don't even share a border. How the hell can Russia justify this as a mistake? Huh

How do you get a missile from Russia to Syria? I don't think it would be the best idea to fly it over a NATO country like for example... Turkey. That leave the Caucasus-Iran-Iraq route.
Well they can fire from  the med and do. This was about a show of power moreso.
11  Forum Community / Mock Parliment / Re: Conservative Party Convention, October 2015 on: October 08, 2015, 01:52:59 pm
X Nhoj,
sorry been working myself to death this whole week and have just got to a computer.
12  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Alabama closes 31 county driver license offices on: October 04, 2015, 06:01:53 pm
Overall, its whiter and more Republican than the state

I notice Baldwin and St. Clair are blue on your map - they both still have open DMV offices (they both had multiple offices and only one of them closed). If those counties aren't blue would it affect your analysis?
Its basically a list of the least populated counties in Alabama.
13  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: 2016 Primary Endorsements megathread. on: October 02, 2015, 11:40:24 am
Chris Stewart, R-Utah endorsed Rubio as did the speaker of the Utah House of Representatives .


14  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: House Leadership Election(s) Megathread on: September 29, 2015, 07:13:37 pm
OP is updated.

The House Republicans are considering passing a motion that would require leadership candidates to vacate their current leadership roll before they can run for a new one. Both the leadership and the Freedom Caucus are said to be supportive, so there's a good chance it will pass. If it does, this means all three elections would happen at the same time.
Might also mean Scalise will drop out and stay as whip.
15  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Day 18: Belarus on: September 29, 2015, 07:03:37 pm
16  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: House Leadership Election(s) Megathread on: September 28, 2015, 04:36:55 pm
Dennis Ross is one of those few Representative I forgot existed, I think I kinda recall his name now though.
17  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Day 27: Brunei on: September 27, 2015, 08:26:45 pm
Its the Qatar of Southeast Asia.. Also is opulence at odds with sharia?  I have not seen many Salafis attacking shows of wealth. I think as long as you give the zakat and maybe give to charities you are fine.
18  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Day 25: Botswana on: September 27, 2015, 08:15:19 pm
Khama wanted to make his younger brother PM in 2014, which would have made him a shoe in to become the next president and established a pseudo-monarchy, but fortunately that was blocked by the High Court, which demanded it be done by secret ballot, which would have led to a backbencher revolt in his party, so Khama backed down.

Well, Khama, like his father was the paramount chief of his tribe, and the upper house of the legislature is the "House of Chiefs". So they're already somewhat there.

Their economy is almost entirely dependent on diamonds, yes, and their population is tiny. But considering how many mineral-wealthy African countries remain profoundly poor, their success is obviously something that can't be taken for granted. Curiously, until Gaborone came into being, the capital, Mafeking, was actually on the other side of the border in South Africa.
Its poverty rate is pretty high at 20% though. Of course im also unsure of what poverty is defined as there.
19  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: 2016 Primary Endorsements megathread. on: September 26, 2015, 01:52:21 am
Rep John Moolenaar[MI] endorsed Rubio.
20  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Walker to drop out on: September 21, 2015, 03:21:35 pm
Scott Walker carries on the Tommy Thompson legacy of being a embarrassing failure in presidential election primaries.
21  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Mexican or Chinese food? on: September 12, 2015, 11:32:17 am
I live in America, so I have no means of obtaining either of these things.
That is of course nonsense, you just need to make friends with immigrants.
22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: O’Malley wants US to take in 65,000 Syrian refugees on: September 07, 2015, 08:03:02 pm
Send them to Detroit. Seriously. There's a large Levantine population there already, and the city could use the influx. In fact, send a million of these middle class refugees.

Honestly this isn't a completely terrible idea.
Mostly its not a bad idea because there is already a very large middle eastern community in the Detroit area. However resettling the city of Detroit would not work so well since services in the city are terrible.
23  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Day 3: Albania on: September 04, 2015, 07:17:34 pm
Albania is a interesting country even for the Balkans, I love the fact that their national hero was a Christian lord fighting Muslim invaders, it's not unknown for Albanian Muslim parent to get their children baptised, they celebrate their Catholic heritage, while hiding their Orthodox. While most of the Balkans seem to base much of their national identity on religion, the Albanians have decided to fully embrace a national identity based on language like western Europe. Albania is a one time deeply dysfunctional, but at the same time it have seen a much stability than most most Balkan countries.
It did have a civil conflict in the late 90s. Caused by a pyramid scheme.
24  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Megathread: Congressional Vote on the Iran Deal on: September 04, 2015, 04:40:57 pm
Rep. Dan Lipinski (D-IL) is a No
25  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Great Thailand Thread on: August 29, 2015, 03:01:38 pm
A Turkish national was arrested by police yesterday in connection to the bombing, was found with 10 fake passports and bomb making material. Not suspected to be the actual bomber, though.

Turkish involvement would suggest a connection to the deportation of Uyghur refugees to China two months ago. If you recall there were riots in Turkey over that incident, and the Thai embassy was attacked. It would also provide an answer to the question of who in Thailand would bomb a Buddhist shrine (answer: someone who was neither Thai nor Buddhist).
The turkish passport found is a very fake one, so its not clear what nationality he is.
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