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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Vosem on: Today at 05:52:16 pm
Not particularly bright

I respectfully disagree.

And I must disagree with you.

Vosem hardly contributes anything, unless you consider hackish one liners as "contribuitions".
2  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Best Governor of Hawaii on: Today at 03:32:01 pm
Including Ige is kind of pointless, since he's just go inaugurated.
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: 1912, No Roosevelt Candidacy on: Today at 02:00:01 pm


NJ and WVA would have clearly switched sides and Wilson would have won a close election

Vermont? Come on...
4  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: 1912, No Roosevelt Candidacy on: Today at 09:05:49 am


This is the map with all Roosevelt votes added into the Taft column. 50.6-41.8 victory in the popular vote and 379-152 in the electoral college. Is this plausible? I think that Taft definitely still would've won re-election in 1912, which would change the course of history, but by a much slimmer margin. Many progressives would've stayed home, and I could see a ~5 point victory.

I disagree. While to a lesser extent, Wilson was also running on an outspoken Progressive platform.

Even without TR's candidacy, his dissapointment in Taft was well known and many of his supporters simply wouldn't stomach voting for the incumnent. At best, Taft would have won a narrow victory, nothing close to a comfortable lead.
5  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: AK: Gov. Walker fighting for Medicaid expansion on: December 20, 2014, 10:34:27 pm
Article.

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Alaska's new governor won his election in one of the tightest races in the country, a race that was too close to call even a week after election night. Bill Walker, who ran as an independent (unaffiliated with the Republicans or Democrats), took office on Dec. 1, after campaigning on the promise that he would expand Medicaid as one of his first orders of business.

To make good on that, he'll have to face a Republican-controlled legislature that hasn't been willing to even consider the idea.

But for Walker, it's a no-brainer: Around 40,000 low-income Alaskans would receive health benefits under Medicaid expansion; most of those affected would be childless adults. The federal government would pay 100 percent of the costs until the end of 2016, and after that the state's share would only slowly increase to 10 percent by 2020.

Plus, Walker points out, Alaskans already pay taxes that fund the expansion.

"I always will default back to what is best for Alaskans," he says, "and it's best for Alaskans to have the health care coverage we've already paid for."

The Alaska Chamber of Commerce, the Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association and the Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium, all support the Medicaid expansion.

FF!
6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: NYPD officers shot dead as "revenge" for Garner decision. on: December 20, 2014, 09:28:31 pm
Trying to pin this tragedy on those, who rightly protested an awful thing that happened in Ferguson is as stupid and disguisting as our friend talking about this being a "political insurgency".

Could the both sides please stop using the two still warm bodies as speaking platform?
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: NYPD officers shot dead as "revenge" for Garner decision. on: December 20, 2014, 07:50:12 pm
Can we not?
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Oxford School of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts IV on: December 20, 2014, 07:46:06 pm
Context:

a fun game to play with definitions: can this be considered an act of terrorism?  I'd argue not: an assassination of an agent of the state is not terrorism but, rather, an act of political insurgency.


9  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: NYPD officers shot dead as "revenge" for Garner decision. on: December 20, 2014, 07:39:04 pm
He killed his girlfriend too. Sounds more like a crazy nut than a well thought out politically-motivated act.

It can be both you know.  Also dont have to be crazy to be a no good piece of $hit.

He could also be just a lowlife f**k on the run who, seeing there's no way out, decided to go out in a bask of "glory". That is to be remembered as a "martyr" rather than petty s**t.
10  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Cory Gardner on: December 20, 2014, 05:22:21 pm
Basically,

11  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Joe Republic Bureau of Funny Post Archival on: December 20, 2014, 03:10:28 pm
It looks like this:



Yes, Austria is indeed a disturbing place Tongue
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Christmas traditions unique to your country/region on: December 20, 2014, 03:05:38 pm
Nikolaus will bring presents and candy to the nice children and Krampus will take the naughty children into a bag and take them with him and punish them with his rod.

Austrians stole it from the American Dad.
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Cris Survey - Papal Patch. on: December 20, 2014, 02:38:58 pm
Clearly the Fantasy Elections board can be considered Atlasian territory.

I'm not sure the board has any constitutional status.
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Cris Survey - Papal Patch. on: December 20, 2014, 01:33:11 pm
That's a misfire.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Who are some posters you like a lot? on: December 20, 2014, 01:32:24 pm
But most of all, I admire Dave Leip for his ability to leave this forum and never return.

We could learn a lot from him.
16  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama criticizes Sony for pulling "The Interview" on: December 20, 2014, 01:27:04 pm
Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said on Twitter that Sony should not back down and continue to fight.

“Sony Pictures don’t cave, fight: release ‘The Interview’ free online globally. Ask viewers for voluntary $5 contribution to fight Ebola,” Romney tweeted.


Not such a terrible suggestion, tbh.
See? Another reason why Mitt Romney should've been elected in 2012.

Things that happened under Obama:
- Ebola
- NSA
- VA scandal
- Justin Bieber's rise to fame
- Miley Cyrus
- Amanda Bynes
- YOLO
- swag

....and now this. Way to go, Obummer.

WTF is a "YOLO"?
17  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Stevenson vs McGovern vs Mondale on: December 20, 2014, 01:23:06 pm
McGovern
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Cris Survey - Papal Patch. on: December 20, 2014, 10:54:34 am
Ideally the President would bomb these rebels into oblivion.

What "rebels"?
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Cris Survey - Papal Patch. on: December 20, 2014, 10:46:48 am
Anyway, I'm surprised our very small project appears to become such a divisive issue.
20  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: UK: Preferred Prime Minister on: December 20, 2014, 10:44:59 am
Clegg.

For real?
21  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: South Carolina judge tosses conviction of black teen executed in 1944 on: December 20, 2014, 10:41:43 am
Another reminder of what a disgusting place the American South was.

they'd still be executing children if the SCOTUS allowed them to.

Indeed. Only Southern states (if we count Missouri as one) had executed juvenilles between 1977 and 2003. On the other hand, a number of non-Southern states had juvenilles on death row.
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Cris Survey - Papal Patch. on: December 20, 2014, 06:46:52 am
As much as I appreciate a good joke, comparing us to Jones is overboard.

That's an ominously violent choice of metaphor coming from a representative of what is essentially a nation of ships.

Technically, we're now a nation of floating islands Tongue
23  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Richard Nixon vs. Jimmy Carter on: December 19, 2014, 05:09:51 pm
Civil rights

Quote from: Richard Nixon inaugural address, January 20, 1969
No man can be fully free while his neighbor is not. To go forward at all is to go forward together.

This means black and white together, as one nation, not two. The laws have caught up with our conscience. What remains is to give life to what is in the law: to ensure at last that as all are born equal in dignity before God, all are born equal in dignity before man.

So, Nixon never used open racism. Yet, his policies were full of coded racism.

Also, are you aware that on his tapes Nixon said abortion was "necessary" in case of racially mixed parents? Check it out.

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peace with honor

What freaking "honor"?

If anything, Nixon made things worse and more ugly by futher escalating the conflict (after promising peace during the campaign) for four more years.

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Nixon is the obvious answer, even in spite of Watergate.

And what about Cambodia and Chile?
24  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: UK: Preferred Prime Minister on: December 19, 2014, 04:54:53 pm
Who's Nick Clegg?

Nobody.
25  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Cris Survey - Papal Patch. on: December 19, 2014, 04:49:17 pm
As much as I appreciate a good joke, comparing us to Jones is overboard.
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