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26  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Give a title to the previous poster's autobiography on: October 22, 2014, 01:30:28 pm
My Teen Search for Identity
27  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: If you thought Obama's response to Ebola hasn't been ideal... on: October 22, 2014, 01:12:23 pm
Ebola comes from Africa, you see.

Coincidence?
28  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Give a title to the previous poster's autobiography on: October 22, 2014, 12:57:39 pm
"I'm not Hugh Jackman"
29  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the Previous Poster's Signature: The Wrath of Khan on: October 22, 2014, 12:44:25 pm
That's the most realistic portrayal of Rick Scott I've seen so far.

Lame

Wrong thread: we're not talking about your posting history here Smiley
30  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you be disappointed if your daughter was dating the previous poster? on: October 22, 2014, 12:43:17 pm
Approved.
31  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Brazil Election - 5 October 2014 on: October 22, 2014, 12:20:03 pm
I seem to recall Cardozo openly declaring himself to be an atheist when he was President - no one seemed to think that was a big deal...

Cardoso never declared himself to be an atheist, but Janio famously ran a smear campaign accusing FHC of being an atheist who would put weed in school lunches in the 1985 mayoral race in SP.

It's really funny, given that Janio himself frequently looked and talked like he just smoke some weed.
32  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Brazil Election - 5 October 2014 on: October 22, 2014, 06:56:11 am
On the other side, some of the attacks suffered by Dilma in 2010 were dirty. It is not fair to discuss if she is religious or not because this issue belongs to her private life. Other attacks were fair. For example, when it was told that she entered the university but did not write the thesis. Concerning this information, the voters have right to know. This issue belongs to her public life.

The religious beliefs of a presidential candidate are not a private matter.

Should be.

Why? Religious beliefs can affect policy making and they are an integral part of who that person is.

I'm sorry, you're right. After all, under JFK presidency, the United States was transformed into a Catholic theocracy, ruled directly from the Vatican.

Getting snarky, are we? I said can, not will. There is no obviously no determinism in this.
My take is that if you run for President in a country where that office has real power you should play with an open hand. Voters are entitled to know about every important part of your personal history, your economy, network and belief system.

I'm sorry, but this is coming into a dangerous ground. Many personal facts (including, but not only, private religious convictions) are simply not relevant to someone's performance as a politician, as evident in many examples of past and present leaders. And I don't like an idea of people's votes being determined by such reasoning as "hmm, he's a Catholic (or whatever else), so it may theoretically affect his policy". I know it's not what you said, but many other people would be inclined to follow this path.
33  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the Previous Poster's Signature: The Wrath of Khan on: October 22, 2014, 06:46:51 am
Al is obviously right.
34  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Winfield for Northeast Governor. End the Northeast madness. on: October 22, 2014, 06:45:47 am
I'm sorry, Winfield, I really am. I was ready to listen to your arguments, but the fact you posted such a graphic, disturbing imagery in this thread



makes it simply unreadible.
35  General Politics / Individual Politics / Killer Presidents on: October 22, 2014, 06:36:56 am

Carlos Salinas
President of Mexico (1988-1994)

Quote from: Wikipedia
When was four years old, he, his brother Raúl, then five, and an eight-year-old friend were playing war with the Salinas family's twelve-year-old maid, Manuela. As part of the game, they decided to execute Manuela, and found a loaded rifle and shot and killed Manuela. Although it was never determined for certain which of the three boys pulled the trigger, according to one account, Carlos boasted "I killed her with one shot. I am a hero!" A judge blamed the Salinas parents for leaving a loaded weapon accessible to their small children and ordered psychological treatment for the three boys.




Alfonso Portillo
President of Guatemala (2000-2004)

Quote from: wikipedia
During the 1980s he lectured in political science at the university in Chilpancingo. During that time, Portillo shot and killed two students. He later claimed that he had shot the students in self-defense. His political opponents, however, asserted that he had killed the two unarmed students in a "bar brawl." He was never charged for the shootings, and in 1995, a Mexican judge declared the case "inactive."
36  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of wormyguy on: October 22, 2014, 06:14:05 am
He's very good at provoking people, which is quite amusing. For that reason, I voted FF.
37  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Brazil Election - 5 October 2014 on: October 21, 2014, 08:05:12 am
On the other side, some of the attacks suffered by Dilma in 2010 were dirty. It is not fair to discuss if she is religious or not because this issue belongs to her private life. Other attacks were fair. For example, when it was told that she entered the university but did not write the thesis. Concerning this information, the voters have right to know. This issue belongs to her public life.

The religious beliefs of a presidential candidate are not a private matter.

Should be.

Why? Religious beliefs can affect policy making and they are an integral part of who that person is.

I'm sorry, you're right. After all, under JFK presidency, the United States was transformed into a Catholic theocracy, ruled directly from the Vatican.
38  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of wormyguy on: October 21, 2014, 07:58:05 am
If one more person thinks that "ideology" is somehow escapable...

Thank you for contributing, once again, to the Irony Mine.
39  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Brazil Election - 5 October 2014 on: October 21, 2014, 07:55:16 am
On the other side, some of the attacks suffered by Dilma in 2010 were dirty. It is not fair to discuss if she is religious or not because this issue belongs to her private life. Other attacks were fair. For example, when it was told that she entered the university but did not write the thesis. Concerning this information, the voters have right to know. This issue belongs to her public life.

The religious beliefs of a presidential candidate are not a private matter.

Should be.
40  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Webb takes federalist position on gay marriage on: October 20, 2014, 02:16:38 pm
Jim Webb was so sick of Government that now, just 2 years later, he wants to be President.

If Webb becomes President, how long before he would want to retire again?
41  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Al Realpolitik Institute of Sulfur Mining & Extraction on: October 20, 2014, 12:24:45 pm
Context:

Friendly reminder that you're a grown man.
42  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: RIP MattVT, FF on: October 20, 2014, 08:16:27 am
If you can't trust Matt to be active in a regional legislature, how can you trust Matt to help in actively leading this whole nation as a Senator? That's something Northeast voters should keep in mind when they go to the polls this week.

At least I'm not an obese black guy who can't get laid.


Hmmm, I miss the reference, Fitz isn't a fat black guy!

No, that was LeBron's ill burn on poor Simfan.

Ohhhhhhhh, that's really not nice. Sad

And at the same time, Adam can't take even the mildest joke about him without acting like an oversensitive 10-years old.

Typical.
43  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: RIP MattVT, FF on: October 20, 2014, 06:20:04 am
The late Brother MattVT shall be, from now on, known as Venerable MattVT, with canonization process being opened.
44  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Great Korea Thread on: October 20, 2014, 05:20:05 am
Perhaps the most feasible way for the OGD fellows would be either to retain Kim Jong-un as ceremonial figurehead or to somehow share power with him. After all, the whole North Korean system is being build on having one (living) Godlike leader, so it can be difficult to replace this with some faceless collective.

Of course if Kim Jong-un has to go, some other member of the Family would do.
45  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Brazil Election - 5 October 2014 on: October 20, 2014, 05:14:05 am
Actually, Aecio was highly successful on rallying the older, center-left side of the party embodied by FHC, José Serra, Andrea Matarazzo, Barjas Negri, etc. In fact, I believe that, if Aecio is elected, some names from this faction will have key cabinet posts (Serra is a lock). He'll also explore younger names from this faction of the party, like yet another rising star, Floriano Pesaro.

Well, Aecio had to move toward centre-left in order to win the election.

Btw, who's Serra's Senate substitute?
46  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Polireland - A Irish Governmental Simulation! on: October 19, 2014, 04:59:51 pm
An A+ effort thread. Would read again.
47  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: parody the preceding atlasian's postings. on: October 19, 2014, 04:29:02 pm
ban [insert random poster here]
48  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Great Korea Thread on: October 19, 2014, 02:49:32 pm
The Korean Demilitarized Zone being called "demilitarized" is perhaps the greatest of all unintentional ironies.
49  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Forum Community Guidelines on: October 19, 2014, 01:45:46 pm
new rule: don't be weird

someone just painted cat ears onto another person's selfie in an attempt to flirt with them, and posted it publicly in a thread for everyone to see. i had to purge the entire topic with fire so that those who had not already seen it could be spared

It's unfortunate that one awful post has ruined what was otherwise a perfectly good poll, but there was no other choice than to purge everything with fire.
50  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Al Realpolitik Institute of Sulfur Mining & Extraction on: October 19, 2014, 11:39:48 am
Another BRTD parody thread.

Thank goodness we have you around to help explain these things.
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