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76  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Al Realpolitik Institute of Sulfur Mining & Extraction on: October 11, 2014, 07:29:46 pm
interesting moderating strategy you have there, Badger.

Yeah, he has zero business moderating. There really isn't even room for debate on the subject.

Hi Phil! Should I run and report this for trolling or whine about your obsession with me now?

Oh wait, I'm not you.
77  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: MA: The Mideast Police Canine Reform Act (Debating) on: October 10, 2014, 09:37:06 pm
As long as the Mideast has drug laws on the books, I see no reason why the police cannot use dogs to find them.

I'll bring the necessary research that shows that drug dogs are definitely not the most effectively use of resources for "sniffing out" drugs over the next couple of days.

In closing for tonight, I would just like the Governor and his allies in the Mideast Reich to consider the emotional and mental trauma that occurs when you raise dogs for the purpose of sniffing out narcotics.

The alleged 'trauma'  of training dogs to detect drugs is a myth. Dogs don't know whether the scent they're trained to detect is drugs or humans, as with rescue dogs. Nor do dogs inhale one iota of narcotics by smelling them through (e.g.) car doors and/or several layers of plastic wrapping.
78  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Al Realpolitik Institute of Sulfur Mining & Extraction on: October 10, 2014, 08:22:17 pm
interesting moderating strategy you have there, Badger.

I started off subtle, but then was asked for elaboration, which I gave.

I don't (or at least rarely) don't post things I'd infract, and don't infract things I might post.
79  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Gubernatorial Election Polls / Re: GA-Landmark: Tied race on: October 10, 2014, 07:55:18 pm
Baring a gamechanger event, the only real question in both GA races is whether the Republicans win outright or in a runoff.
I'm thinking runoff, but either is plausible.

Yeah, my money's on runoffs too.
80  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: SHOCK POLL: ROUNDS' LEAD DOWN TO 3%, PRESSLER SURGING SAYS SUSA on: October 10, 2014, 07:49:21 pm
I'm telling you guys, Independents in Red States is going to be a revolution if the DSCC backs it going forward.

But will Republicans try the same in Blue States?

Republicans could never convince the too-conservative Republican nominee to dropout.

What a coincidence because Weiland isn't dropping out either.

Source?

http://www.argusleader.com/story/davidmontgomery/2014/10/08/senate-blood-in-water/16933251/


Thanks! Smiley

Though behind the scenes I'd imagine things are not so set in stone.

Pressler now has a residency problem. Weiland isn't budging, my friend.

Yeah, I read that after posting. If I had to bet I'd say this probably goes to a three way race till the end, but a lot depends on the next week or so. If either challenger pulls ahead there's going to be even more pressure for the lagging one to drop out. It's just not set in stone yet, and as someone noted there are a ton of calls coming from every direction now.
81  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: KS: SUSA: Orman +5 on: October 10, 2014, 07:44:25 pm
Only 5%? Yeah, Pat has the W.

Are you going to call us "fools" again if we think otherwise, just like with Tillis/Hagan?  

Yes. Next question...

It will be highly amusing if you wind up backtracking like you did on North Carolina.

No, what's highly amusing is how riled up people get about my posts while, in same breath, telling me I have to calm down. Smiley

But don't worry: I'm absolutely sticking with the fact that Roberts will win.

And "easily" too, don't forget. Just like Brownback will win "comfortably".

Sorry Phil, based on this level of smug assuredness a month out, you get zero crowing rights for either squeaking by by a point or three.

Wow. The stench of defeat is creeping in, isn't it?

Nope, just the stench of you moving the goalposts.

And FTR, find where I ever said Orman was going to win. I doubt if I ever said more than he was "favored", if even that (I don't remember).
82  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: David Perdue: "Yeah, I spent most of my career" outsourcing on: October 10, 2014, 07:40:02 pm
Adam, one what basis do you say Nunn has a better chance of winning the runoff than outright, given the historical drop in runoff turnout among young and minority voters.
83  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Is Joni Ernst (R-IA) or Mike Rounds (R-SD) likelier to win? on: October 10, 2014, 07:35:37 pm
84  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Gubernatorial Election Polls / Re: GA-Landmark: Tied race on: October 10, 2014, 07:25:17 pm
Baring a gamechanger event, the only real question in both GA races is whether the Republicans win outright or in a runoff.
85  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Who wins Massachusetts? on: October 10, 2014, 07:13:10 pm
86  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Al Realpolitik Institute of Sulfur Mining & Extraction on: October 10, 2014, 06:58:59 pm

Anyway, this is a predictably dismal thread. The idea that Islam is uniquely violent - or that the forms of violence associated with the Islamic world are unique to it - is bogus and bigoted, but the well-intended defences of Islam that tend to get wheeled out (and have been here) are pathetically weak and all too often rely on bad history.

Yet another high handed judgement without feeling the need to elaborate and exemplify his critique or engage in a debate. Basically just: "I am so smart and you are all so  stupid."

Hits too close to home?

Is that a good burn? Its a standard line you can always fall back on if you have nothing really clever to say.

OK, I'll elaborate. You are exactly the kind of know-nothing unapologetically Islamaphobic bigot whom Al referred to, so it's not surprising you would offer a substanceless generic retort to his rather insightful observation.

Nonstandard enough for you?
87  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Top 10 Favorite Restaurants on: October 10, 2014, 06:51:47 pm
Is there a link between fundamentalist Christianity and a preference for generic chain restaurants?

There's a link between religiousness and living in rural, non-cosmopolitan areas; and there's also a link between living in rural, non-cosmopolitan areas and preferring generic chain restaurants because that's often genuinely the best* option when you're far away from the density, wealth, and ethnic diversity which are all-too-often prerequisites for good local food.

*or at least safest, or possibly even only  

But a local restaurant could theoretically still serve delicious "home cooking" or "American" fare without getting too cosmopolitan. I say "could theoretically" as from my time in rural Ohio I found that one couldn't get a good meal at any local restaurant better than the "you want fries with that?" level. I'm no snob who can't enjoy Denny's or the like, but when there was NOTHING better than that available without driving at least 30-60 minutes in any direction, it gets kinda depressing.

Or, if you've grown up used to that, I guess you get used to mediocre food being "okay" since there's no competition. So I think I just answered my own question.
88  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Oxford School of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts IV on: October 10, 2014, 06:38:03 pm
There've definitely been worst posts in Atlas history, though few so unashamedly churlish upon getting utterly smoked.

CNN also said NH-Sen was a tie. Outlier.

LOL OMG AND DIDNT THEY SAY SARKOZY WOULD BE RE-ELECTED AND THAT COLOMBIA WOULD WIN THE WORLD CUP THIS YEAR? HA HA

While you are hardly unique in this regard, most people would probably have more respect for someone who, with a history of making predictions defying conventional wisdom that did not pan out, expressed greater epistemic uncertainty when making a similar prediction in the present, and did not make ad hominem attacks against those who subscribed to conventional wisdom. True, you too have been victim of ad hominem attacks, but those are in large part a (desired?) consequence of your conduct agitating for a dispute.

Shut up.

Roll Eyes at thinking I seriously used that as a comeback at someone attacking me for being too vicious.

You guys really need to get a gripe or acknowledge your own ridiculous bias if you think my routine is anything different from Lief's.

Well, Lief's is actually funny, you see.
89  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: KS: SUSA: Orman +5 on: October 10, 2014, 06:34:33 pm
Only 5%? Yeah, Pat has the W.

Are you going to call us "fools" again if we think otherwise, just like with Tillis/Hagan?  

Yes. Next question...

It will be highly amusing if you wind up backtracking like you did on North Carolina.

No, what's highly amusing is how riled up people get about my posts while, in same breath, telling me I have to calm down. Smiley

But don't worry: I'm absolutely sticking with the fact that Roberts will win.

And "easily" too, don't forget. Just like Brownback will win "comfortably".

Sorry Phil, based on this level of smug assuredness a month out, you get zero crowing rights for either squeaking by by a point or three.
90  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: SHOCK POLL: ROUNDS' LEAD DOWN TO 3%, PRESSLER SURGING SAYS SUSA on: October 10, 2014, 06:29:22 pm
I'm telling you guys, Independents in Red States is going to be a revolution if the DSCC backs it going forward.

But will Republicans try the same in Blue States?

Republicans could never convince the too-conservative Republican nominee to dropout.

What a coincidence because Weiland isn't dropping out either.

Source?

http://www.argusleader.com/story/davidmontgomery/2014/10/08/senate-blood-in-water/16933251/


Thanks! Smiley

Though behind the scenes I'd imagine things are not so set in stone.
91  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The t_host1 Institute of Comedy on: October 10, 2014, 12:57:58 am
To be honest, I would like backtored better if his posts were unintelligible.

Hopefully whoever made OC can create a Republican version and we can watch them interact.

"ark + ultra leftist hagen build dem sen majority with grimes as firewall"
"alaska fall to Rep party as IO sen cause ernst to win. roberts + cassidy seal gop sen maj."
92  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Dixiecrat on: October 10, 2014, 12:52:56 am
Believes in a "war on whites." HP clearly

BUT HE'S SUCH A NICE GUY

Clear HP.
93  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: SHOCK POLL: ROUNDS' LEAD DOWN TO 3%, PRESSLER SURGING SAYS SUSA on: October 10, 2014, 12:32:57 am
I'm telling you guys, Independents in Red States is going to be a revolution if the DSCC backs it going forward.

But will Republicans try the same in Blue States?

Republicans could never convince the too-conservative Republican nominee to dropout.

What a coincidence because Weiland isn't dropping out either.

Source?
94  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: California Adopts 'Yes Means Yes' Sexual Assault Rule on: October 09, 2014, 11:55:08 pm
Haha, a girl coming up for a drink after a date is definitely implied consent.

If you legitimately disagree, you don't live in the real world.

I suspect you know I'm right though and that's why you're overcompensating with caps.

That said, I personally would need more than that to move forward but I could forgive someone for accepting that alone (again, assuming the girl isn't wasted and doesn't say "no") At the very least I wouldn't want to label them a rapist, one of the worst things you could possibly be, based on their perfectly reasonable assumption.

Remember this the next time you go out for drinks with the friendly new person at work and they invite you up to their apartment for a beer.

And then he forces sex on you because you were clearly "sending all the right signals".

Get therapy you psycho.
95  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Oxford School of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts IV on: October 09, 2014, 11:28:42 pm
There've definitely been worst posts in Atlas history, though few so unashamedly churlish upon getting utterly smoked.

CNN also said NH-Sen was a tie. Outlier.

LOL OMG AND DIDNT THEY SAY SARKOZY WOULD BE RE-ELECTED AND THAT COLOMBIA WOULD WIN THE WORLD CUP THIS YEAR? HA HA

While you are hardly unique in this regard, most people would probably have more respect for someone who, with a history of making predictions defying conventional wisdom that did not pan out, expressed greater epistemic uncertainty when making a similar prediction in the present, and did not make ad hominem attacks against those who subscribed to conventional wisdom. True, you too have been victim of ad hominem attacks, but those are in large part a (desired?) consequence of your conduct agitating for a dispute.

Shut up.
96  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What is your age? on: October 09, 2014, 11:25:58 pm
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97  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Gubernatorial Election Polls / Re: KS-CNN/ORC: Exact Tie on: October 09, 2014, 11:12:18 pm
CNN also said NH-Sen was a tie. Outlier.

LOL OMG AND DIDNT THEY SAY SARKOZY WOULD BE RE-ELECTED AND THAT COLOMBIA WOULD WIN THE WORLD CUP THIS YEAR? HA HA

While you are hardly unique in this regard, most people would probably have more respect for someone who, with a history of making predictions defying conventional wisdom that did not pan out, expressed greater epistemic uncertainty when making a similar prediction in the present, and did not make ad hominem attacks against those who subscribed to conventional wisdom. True, you too have been victim of ad hominem attacks, but those are in large part a (desired?) consequence of your conduct agitating for a dispute.

Shut up.

Yeah, sometimes when one gets burned that bad, a coherent response is not readily available.
98  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of windjammer on: October 09, 2014, 10:54:41 pm
FF-sville.

Downtown business district, not the burbs.
99  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Oxford School of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts IV on: October 09, 2014, 10:45:36 pm
Rare example of how the SJW stuff can become stupid...actually in this case more like f[inks]ing idiotic:

How is it even legal to ask for sperm from a particular racial group? That's clearly discrimination.

I was once lambasted on a socialist message board for saying I wouldn't have sex with a black woman.

I guess those socialists didn't like racist views.
100  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Oxford School of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts IV on: October 09, 2014, 10:44:30 pm

Anyway, this is a predictably dismal thread. The idea that Islam is uniquely violent - or that the forms of violence associated with the Islamic world are unique to it - is bogus and bigoted, but the well-intended defences of Islam that tend to get wheeled out (and have been here) are pathetically weak and all too often rely on bad history.

Yet another high handed judgement without feeling the need to elaborate and exemplify his critique or engage in a debate. Basically just: "I am so smart and you are all so  stupid."

Hits too close to home?
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