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76  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Who will win the 2014 FIFA World Cup? on: July 01, 2014, 08:51:41 pm
According to 538, Brazil is a 39% favorite, followed by Argentina at 20%.
77  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: FIFA 2014 World Cup - Official Discussion Thread on: July 01, 2014, 08:45:50 pm
most of our players are young and promising (Yedlin, especially, has been sensational this World Cup) and will continue to improve.

What age do soccer players tend to hit their prime?
78  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: if you are over 30... on: July 01, 2014, 08:31:30 pm
If my wife had wanted me to, I would have. She tossed the idea around but ultimately decided it wasn't necessary. I was relieved.
79  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Mississippi 2014 discussion thread on: June 30, 2014, 09:07:53 pm
http://gotnews.com/ is reporting proof that Cochran's team paid black Democrats to vote for Cochran. If verified by a more reputable source, this could be a pretty big scandal.
80  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Is there a list of Mods along with their tenure anywhere? on: June 30, 2014, 06:26:11 pm
Why is there no support for Mod term limits? What kind of person would even want to be a Mod for years and years, considering how it's a lot of tedious work for no benefit and you potentially have to put up with angry throngs of haters?
81  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Mississippi 2014 discussion thread on: June 30, 2014, 06:20:04 pm
Let me express how frustrating and hypocritical it is that Rush Limbaugh and conservatives urged other Republicans to cross over and vote for Hillary during the '08 primaries yet throw a fit when Cochran urged Democrats to cross over and vote for him.

Let's not forget the Tea Party was openly encouraging a Republican (Bill Marcy) to run in the Democratic primary before Childers jumped in.

That's a good point. The Tea Party would've been better off never running McDaniel and then getting 100% behind Marcy after the filing deadline. Against Cochran with no sign of trouble, nobody notable would've run in the Democratic primary.

Senators Bob Conley (D-SC) and Mark Clayton (D-TN) agree with you.

Did the national Tea Party groups pump all kinds of money into those candidates?
82  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Is there a list of Mods along with their tenure anywhere? on: June 30, 2014, 06:12:16 pm
It would be interesting to see. Have any Mods hit the 10-year mark yet?
83  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Mississippi 2014 discussion thread on: June 30, 2014, 04:42:50 pm
Let me express how frustrating and hypocritical it is that Rush Limbaugh and conservatives urged other Republicans to cross over and vote for Hillary during the '08 primaries yet throw a fit when Cochran urged Democrats to cross over and vote for him.

Let's not forget the Tea Party was openly encouraging a Republican (Bill Marcy) to run in the Democratic primary before Childers jumped in.

That's a good point. The Tea Party would've been better off never running McDaniel and then getting 100% behind Marcy after the filing deadline. Against Cochran with no sign of trouble, nobody notable would've run in the Democratic primary.
84  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the Roberts Court on: June 30, 2014, 04:25:49 pm
What major decisions have they gotten right except for Obamacare (minus Medicaid)?
85  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Mississippi 2014 discussion thread on: June 30, 2014, 03:39:35 pm

Why is this "story" picking up attention? People, especially those still in college, change their political views all the time.
86  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Mississippi 2014 discussion thread on: June 30, 2014, 01:51:30 pm
If he's going to find 7000 "illegal votes" statewide, he's going to need a lot more than 1500 in Hinds County...
87  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Is the Holy Spirit real? on: June 29, 2014, 09:21:55 pm
The reason I started this thread is because I suspect that vast majority of Christians, even if they'll answer "of course I do!," really either don't believe in it (maybe not actively, but at least just don't even consider the fact that such a "Holy Spirit" exists) or know far too little about it to have a real opinion on whether or not it exists.

I'm a little confused as to what you think the Holy Spirit is, since for all the reasons that Ernest pointed out and more it's a little difficult to argue that it doesn't exist, unless one rejects the notions of Divine action in the world, continued Divine involvement of any kind in the life of the Church, the traditional understanding of how exactly Jesus was conceived, and the conscience as in any way external to the self.

I really don't care about any of that stuff.
88  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: should brtd be banned? on: June 29, 2014, 09:08:48 pm
Where did Inks say this and what was his rationale?
89  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Is the Holy Spirit real? on: June 29, 2014, 09:41:07 am
The reason I started this thread is because I suspect that vast majority of Christians, even if they'll answer "of course I do!," really either don't believe in it (maybe not actively, but at least just don't even consider the fact that such a "Holy Spirit" exists) or know far too little about it to have a real opinion on whether or not it exists.
90  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Cool chart showing the changing US murder rate over time on: June 28, 2014, 11:25:31 am
I think that there are some people who would be very surprised at the drop of murder in the last 25 years.

People who've read Freakonomics won't be.
91  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Is the Holy Spirit real? on: June 27, 2014, 06:00:35 pm
I lean toward no.
92  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: FIFA 2014 World Cup - Official Discussion Thread on: June 27, 2014, 05:25:15 pm
English soccer fans taunting Germany about the World Wars was/is(?) a very common cheer when the countries played each other.
93  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Mississippi 2014 discussion thread on: June 27, 2014, 03:33:44 pm
Cochran couldn't win a fair fight so he sold his soul to the Dems.

JCL, will you join your brethren and support Childers in November? #MakeDCListen #RememberMississippi
94  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Mississippi 2014 discussion thread on: June 27, 2014, 02:28:46 pm
http://theconservativetreehouse.com/2014/06/26/mississippi-tea-party-finds-at-least-800-illegal-votes-so-far-in-hinds-county-alone-mcdaniels-tells-sean-hannity-more-than-1000-illegal-votes-found-in-first-day-of-review/

McDaniel claims to have found 800 people in Hinds County alone who voted Democratic on June 3 and Republican on June 24.

Even if he's right (which I'm skeptical), that's not nearly enough. Hinds was by far the epicenter of black Democrats coming out. If he's going to find 6000 statewide, he's going to need at least half that from Hinds...
95  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Mississippi 2014 discussion thread on: June 27, 2014, 01:28:32 pm

Jesus ... I guess he blamed himself for McDaniel's loss.
96  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Mississippi 2014 discussion thread on: June 26, 2014, 06:06:47 pm
It makes me wonder why FreedomWorks and the other national Tea Party groups chose to go down the rabbit-hole in Mississippi.  Did they not consider that Thad is a popular incumbent with a good track record among the one-third Black electorate that is allowed to vote in the GOP primary?  Surely, they could have found a better state to put up such a serious effort (Tennessee, South Carolina, etc.), so I wonder what they saw in Mississippi that made them so eager.


Because they came really, REALLY damn close. Twice. But for a nobody TP wannabe fringe candidate taking just enough votes to throw the race into a runoff, then Cochran doing the best damn GOTV ground game of any campaign in years, McDaniel wins.

I hear ya, but if they'd put THIS much effort and money into defeating Graham or Alexander (or maybe Roberts), they probably would've done it.

These national groups have a simplistic mindset of "durr Mississippi so conservative we can win there!!!!1" but it didn't work for "Personhood," and it didn't work for McDaniel either. If these groups had done more than one line of research, they would have known there were several more likely states to succeed in than Romney's17thbeststate.
97  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: FIFA 2014 World Cup - Official Discussion Thread on: June 26, 2014, 05:52:46 pm


(Source: 538)
98  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: FIFA 2014 World Cup - Official Discussion Thread on: June 26, 2014, 09:09:45 am
http://fivethirtyeight.com/features/was-the-u-s-robbed-against-portugal-it-depends-on-what-time-means/

538 with a fascinating analysis of stoppage time.
99  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Could Thad Cochran's "outreach" to black voters carry over into the GE? on: June 26, 2014, 07:26:12 am
Not really. 10% would be fantastic for Cochran in Mississippi.

Remember, many of the black leaders Cochran had getting out the vote openly said to reporters that they would be for Childers in November regardless of the outcome in June.
100  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Mississippi 2014 discussion thread on: June 25, 2014, 11:05:31 pm
Also, I uploaded the unofficial result.

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