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76  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: French Legislative Election 2017 on: June 22, 2017, 11:22:03 am
Why can't Melenchon play nice with the Communists?
To be fair, the question can also exactly be asked in reverse.

Also, it's better they have two groups, that's twice the number of assisting positions, and they would have perpetually fought and eventually split rather sooner than later. And anyway, a 27-member group can't do much more than two 16-member and 15-member groups... They don't even have half a motion of no-confidence (58 seats needed) between them !

You know, at some point the left is going to have to form some semblance of unity if it is to ever have power again
That unity is going to come from the street, not from the National Assembly. Key question is if they can build NuitDebout into a larger movement, not whether their groups merge or not.

That still requires there to be a political force capable of capitalizing on a social movement like this. The PS doesn't seem like it can, while FI will always remain Mlenchon's personal vehicle.
77  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of "Rugged Individualism" on: June 22, 2017, 11:17:57 am
A fiction perpetuated by the powerful and privileged to justify their power and privilege.
78  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Austrian legislative election, 2017 on: June 22, 2017, 11:16:55 am
KP because f**k it.
79  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: James Madison v. Alexander Hamilton on: June 22, 2017, 11:12:43 am
Hamilton by a country mile, and one reason, little known, is Madison's role in keeping slavery legal in the US at the one moment when it might have been abolished.
Madison also literally kept the Federalists form establishing a hereditary Senate, despite that being to his own interests, but whatever.
Sorry kingpo, but slavery is much worse than a hereditary senate.

The First Party System parties had no meaningful policy difference on slavery.
80  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Which would you prefer? on: June 22, 2017, 11:11:05 am
Obviously the no blood shed option, but it makes no sense.
81  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Nikita Khrushchev vs. Leonid Brezhnev on: June 22, 2017, 11:05:35 am
Easily Khrushchev.
82  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Canada General Discussion: Trudeau II on: June 22, 2017, 10:57:50 am
Could QS become a serious competitor? That would be great.
83  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Full text of the Senate's health care bill released on: June 22, 2017, 10:42:24 am
...so they are serious about passing it. Jesus.

Do we trust 3 Republican Senators to do the right thing? I don't think I do.
84  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election, 2017 - Election Day and Results Thread on: June 22, 2017, 10:33:45 am
Lack of homeownership wouldn't be a major problem if rent was affordable. And pro-homeownership policies tend to drive up rents...
85  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: You wake up as Trump on 20th January on: June 22, 2017, 12:13:12 am
My first instinct would be to kill myself because living life as T***p is a fate worse than death

Money, fame, sex, power.

Who wouldn't want that?

Any sane person?
86  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: French Legislative Election 2017 on: June 21, 2017, 11:44:26 pm
I almost feel sad for Bayrou, honestly. This was supposed to be his 15 minutes of glory.
87  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Saudi Arabia General Discussion Thread on: June 20, 2017, 11:26:48 pm
Any meaningful political difference between the two? I assume not.
88  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: French Legislative Election 2017 on: June 20, 2017, 11:19:11 pm
I don't view Macron as a traitor to 'my cause' as he's never been an advocate of 'my cause'.

He actually voted for Chevnement in 2002, which confuses me.

...seriously? That's hilarious.
89  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Uni Degrees on: June 20, 2017, 05:57:00 pm
They're... um... rather different subjects, be aware.

This.

Do poli sci if you like doing research for research's sake (or possibly teaching). Economics probably opens up more career opportunities, but the downside is that, well, it's economics. Considering your political perspective, I think you'd hate it as much as I do.
90  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: France General Discussion III: Tout doit disparaître on: June 20, 2017, 05:50:18 pm
I like the new title. Appropriately optimistic. Tongue

Also, kudos for not forgetting the circumflex accent!
91  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: You wake up as Trump on 20th January on: June 20, 2017, 03:04:43 pm
My first instinct would be to kill myself because living life as T***p is a fate worse than death, but then I'd realize it would mean handing the keys of the White House to President Pence. So if I had the abnegation, I'd spend my time doing everything I possibly can to damage the Republican brand while at the same time vetoing any conservative legislation. Then in 2020 I'd run for the GOP nomination and make it as much of a mess as possible, and if I'm somehow renominated I'd make sure to lose in a landslide (otherwise I'd actively smear whoever the GOP nominee is). Then after the election is over, I'd finally kill myself.
92  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Vermont vs. West Virginia on: June 20, 2017, 02:58:19 pm
VT, but WV seems great too.
93  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone V: Born Under A Bad Sign on: June 20, 2017, 02:54:12 pm
94  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Who is more deserving of a permaban? on: June 20, 2017, 02:52:31 pm
Bernie hacks unite against BRTD!

really neither of them is deserving of a permaban

I am a Bernie hack.

No you're not.
95  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Lief Reservoir of Simple Truths and Smart One-Liners on: June 20, 2017, 02:51:35 pm
Absolutely not. For goodness' sake. Atlas's old-fashioned setup and the use of emptyquoting are quirks that give us a unique character, not bugs to be dispensed with in favor of Web 2.0 generica.
96  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of having 'Like' post feature on Atlas? on: June 20, 2017, 02:49:33 pm
No. This isn't f-king facebook/youtube comments.
97  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election, 2017 - Election Day and Results Thread on: June 20, 2017, 02:47:00 pm
By classic swing voter types you mean MONDEO MAN right al?

Exactly so.

What does that mean for us uninitiated? White-collar employees?

Essex man aka Mondeo man

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Essex_man

UGH
98  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: James Madison v. Alexander Hamilton on: June 20, 2017, 02:43:56 pm
#NeverHamilton
99  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Most and Least Charismatic British PM since 1979 on: June 20, 2017, 02:42:05 pm
Blair/Major

May might be even worse, but I don't want to overreact based on one election campaign. Two months ago people talked about what a great genius politician she was.
100  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Is Emmanuel Macron a "centre-left" politician? on: June 20, 2017, 02:40:40 pm
A yes vote should mean an immediate ban from the IE and IGD boards. Quality control is necessary.

This x10000
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