Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
March 24, 2017, 03:06:09 pm
HomePredMockPollEVCalcAFEWIKIHelpLogin Register
News: Election 2016 predictions are now open!.

  Show Posts
Pages: 1 2 3 [4] 5 6 7 8 9 ... 1765
76  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Politics and Elections in the Netherlands: GE March 15, 2017 on: March 19, 2017, 09:48:16 pm
If Groenlinks become part of the new government

That's a serious possibility? FFS
77  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Which European Social Democratic party is the most pathetic? on: March 19, 2017, 09:45:37 pm
Still PASOK.
78  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Woodrow Wilson vs Richard Nixon on: March 19, 2017, 09:25:26 pm
The one associated with liberal internationalism over the one associated with shameless amoral realism.

Nixon Foriegn policy wasn't much different then IKE's forign policy which other then Iran was a resounding success.

wtf

How was IKE foreign policy a failure .

I tend to consider toppling democratically elected governments to replace them with authoritarian US puppets to be a bad thing, but that's just me.

I said other then Iran, and the rest of his actions were more justified as the ones he overthrew were soviet installed puppets.

El Salvador?
79  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the Previous Poster on: March 19, 2017, 09:19:31 pm
Great guy, though I admit I preferred the posting style he had pre-hiatus.
80  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Woodrow Wilson vs Richard Nixon on: March 19, 2017, 09:17:24 pm
The one associated with liberal internationalism over the one associated with shameless amoral realism.

Nixon Foriegn policy wasn't much different then IKE's forign policy which other then Iran was a resounding success.

wtf

How was IKE foreign policy a failure .

I tend to consider toppling democratically elected governments to replace them with authoritarian US puppets to be a bad thing, but that's just me.
81  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: March 19, 2017, 08:55:58 pm
See, all these John Stuart Mill-style arguments would be perfectly valid if this forum were a place where people are interested in exchanging their perspectives and debating in the hopes of correcting the error in their own opinions and collectively coming closer to the truth. But, whether you like it or not, this is not what this forum is for. This forum is a place where people go to kill time (or in some cases *coughcough* procrastinate their work away) and have some fun commenting political events. That's a very different purposes. And while it is true that the free expression of opinions is the best method to attain the truth, it's not the best method to create a place when people can have a pleasant experience. So however wonderful the benefits of the "marketplace of ideas" may be, they are utterly irrelevant here.
82  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Woodrow Wilson vs Richard Nixon on: March 19, 2017, 08:33:14 pm
The one associated with liberal internationalism over the one associated with shameless amoral realism.

Nixon Foriegn policy wasn't much different then IKE's forign policy which other then Iran was a resounding success.

wtf
83  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the previous poster's avatar on: March 19, 2017, 08:29:37 pm
More positive about California than about socialism.

I would have expected the opposite tbh. Tongue

Skip
84  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Calling Bernie Sanders “Bernie” on: March 19, 2017, 08:26:00 pm
Makes him sound more like a relatable "guy next door" instead of a 74-year-old socialist and lifetime politician from Vermont who doesn't comb his hair.

How are these things mutually exclusive?
85  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Death penalty for usury on: March 19, 2017, 08:24:48 pm
Not sure if I should side with the crazy communists or the crazy pacifists, so undecided for now.

Just #LockThemUp imo (nice pragmatic moderate Smiley Smiley Smiley).
86  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Woodrow Wilson vs Richard Nixon on: March 19, 2017, 08:23:46 pm
The one associated with liberal internationalism over the one associated with shameless amoral realism.
87  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the previous poster's avatar on: March 19, 2017, 08:19:53 pm
Yellow is my favorite color, so I can overlook the awful political meaning associated with it on Atlas. Wink

Approve of the State, of course.
88  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Arkansas plans to execute eight men over a period of 10 days on: March 19, 2017, 08:17:15 pm
Barbarians.
89  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you been to the previous place? on: March 19, 2017, 06:38:48 pm
Unfortunately no, I didn't manage to visit the Vatican in my 3-day stay Rome 4 years ago. It's definitely going to be at the top of my list next time around.

Presidio Park, San Francisco
90  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: March 19, 2017, 06:34:50 pm
Except he did, repeatedly. He just happened to always get away with it.
In that case he should have been banned back then

Why? There's no statute of limitations in the TOS.

And the mods made it quite clear that he got tempbanned for having repeatedly made explicitly racist or otherwise hateful posts.
91  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: March 19, 2017, 06:25:31 pm
I don't think any mod decision is bad at all. Most mod decisions are just fine, most mods do their jobs just fine (and I'm grateful for that), and most bans are just fine. But I think Mortimer's ban isn't. Did the mods ever send him a PM to warn him? I don't like the "you didn't really say anything that goes directly against the TOS, but we find your opinions to be offensive so we're banning you anyway and hope you change your posting style" thing. Truly curious whether I'm safe, for that matter. Eharding's case is more difficult because incessant spamming arguably is a problem, though I'm unsure whether that really warranted a ban... but in Mortimer's case it's clear to me that his behavior didn't.

Except he did, repeatedly. He just happened to always get away with it.
92  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Atlas's Favorite Musician/Band - Round 1B on: March 19, 2017, 06:14:50 pm
My selections: Bon Iver, Radiohead, Beatles, Who, Beach Boys, Rush, U2, Jack Johnson, Bob Dylan, and...REM Smiley

<3

Still, wtf Atlas.
93  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: What happened to the French election topic? on: March 19, 2017, 05:59:35 pm
Incidentally, Dave will know who deleted it because he has access (of course) to all the relevant logs. I presume Eric does as well?

Can someone (who has a chance of getting a response from him before the end of the universe) ask either of them? I really want to get to the end of this story.
94  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Tomi Lahren on: March 19, 2017, 05:52:17 pm
HP (Hot Piece)

You are welcome to go get drowned.
95  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: March 19, 2017, 05:50:06 pm
The worst thing about this attitude is that it undermines legitimate criticism of moderator decisions. I believe that one of the reasons Inks was able to hold out for so long after it became clear that he was temperamentally and ethically unfit to be a moderator is because he was able to hide behind the appearance that the mounting opposition to him was just rooted in petulant anti-mod feelings rather than legitimate grievances. Unless we can actually accept that the mod's job IS to restrict the perimeter of tolerated speech and sanction those who repeatedly stray outside of said perimeter, we cannot legitimately distinguish between those who perform this job reasonably and those who don't.
96  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: March 19, 2017, 05:35:10 pm
Seriously, I completely agree with TexasGurl. There is a number of posters who will just start from the assumption that the mods are always wrong no matter what they do, and will protest anything almost as if just for the sake of it. I'm genuinely surprised to find Averroes among them, because I consider him to be one of the most thoughtful posters here, but I still have to say it: I find this attitude unbelievably petulant and childish.
97  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Primus Inter Pares - 2005 Europe Referendums on: March 19, 2017, 04:56:18 pm
How would a system work in which Britain signs onto the constitution but no the Euro?

Just like it more or less did IRL after 2008?
98  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the Previous Poster on: March 19, 2017, 04:39:41 pm
Solid FF, very thoughtful.
99  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Recent bans on: March 19, 2017, 04:01:40 pm
The insistence that any concerns be routed through private channels is also unhelpful for reasons that we've discussed many times before. Yes, this is a private forum and none of us have "rights," but it is also a community, one in which I have participated in for years and in which I have spent many hours. I want it to continue to function well and will continue to make beliefs on this count known.

The point is that moderators sincerely believe that the community would be greatly improved if Willips and EHarding were given at least a warning to change their behavior. It's their job to make this kind of judgment calls. Many posters, including myself, happen to agree with this sentiment. You are free to disagree (although I'm not even sure you do deep down), but that doesn't give you grounds to start screaming about the totalitarian menace or whatever.
100  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Atlas's Favorite Musician/Band - Round 1B on: March 19, 2017, 03:56:52 pm
Guys vote for REM plz. Cry
Pages: 1 2 3 [4] 5 6 7 8 9 ... 1765


Login with username, password and session length

Logout

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines