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26  Election Archive / 2004 U.S. Presidential Election Campaign / Re: Badnarik's VP is an Embarrassment! on: October 17, 2014, 12:44:22 pm
But then again, when have Libertarian VP nominees not been an embarrassment?

And you bumped a decade old thread just to say this!?

Trolls tend to do that.
27  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Brazil Election - 5 October 2014 on: October 17, 2014, 10:22:03 am
All in, the roof of both Dilma and Aecio seems to be set at no more than 52-53% of the valid votes. That's why this runoff will be so tight.

Well, we may very well see the closest presidential election ever (IIRC the closest runoff was 1989 and the closest election before runoff system was 1955).

Exactly. And the tighest national election ever was the vice presidential election of 1950, won by Café Filho. The 1960 VP election was also very tight and could well have changed the history of Brazil.

A fascinating what-if scenario. Without Goulart next in line, there wouldn't be much point for Quadros to attempt his resignation scheme. Yet I remember opinions that with Quadros' losing all political support for his policies (and his style of governing) some sort of a coup was be likely anyway, though maybe the generals wouldn't go as far as installing military regime for twenty long years.
28  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Should Badger and Keystone Phil have their own TV show? on: October 17, 2014, 08:48:17 am
On second thought, Politicus and Badger TV show would be grand.

That would be critically panned and poorly watched spinoff of the original, after Phil left the series for a failed attempt at movie stardom.

The two main characters are next-door neighbours. Politicus is an exchange student from Denmark, interested in international elections. She suspects Badger of being a half-misogynist, half-man and half-badger and dedicates her time to unmask him. Badger is a rich lawyer, suspecting Politicus of being a succubus on a mission to eradicate the Muslims, which he vowes to stop at all costs. Despite strong differences, the two are getting married on season finale, which became a reason to cancel the show.

Reccuring characters includes Joe Republic, Badger's former law partner-turned-bitter enemy; Oakvale, who goes around and wants to ban every single thing he sees and ag, a professional doomsday preacher from Mexico. 
29  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the Previous Poster's Signature: The Wrath of Khan on: October 17, 2014, 08:36:27 am
"Ban XXX" is Oakvale's reaction in 98% of the situations.
30  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you be disappointed if your daughter was dating the previous poster? on: October 17, 2014, 08:34:00 am
I would give him my blessing,
31  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which posters would you most like as a roommate? on: October 17, 2014, 06:57:01 am

The question was "which posters would you most like as a roommate".

The answer in NONE.

That's the most straightforward answer you can imagine.

Well, yes, I agree. I'm generally opposed to roommates, too. But I answered as if I had to choose people here.

Well, Franzl is the only one I've meet (and certainly meet again soon, since he's in Warsaw now), so I'll go with him.
32  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which posters would you most like as a roommate? on: October 17, 2014, 06:35:26 am

The question was "which posters would you most like as a roommate".

The answer in NONE.

That's the most straightforward answer you can imagine.
33  General Discussion / History / Posthumous "promotions" to head of state on: October 17, 2014, 05:40:01 am
In 1969 civilian Vice President of Brazil Pedro Aleixo was prevented from succeeding incapacitated military dictator, Marshal Artur da Costa e Silva, by the military junta, which governed the country instead for a two months before installing General Emílio Garrastazú Médici as President.

In 2011, however, a law was passed recognizing Aleixo as legitimate President during that period.


Another story from Brazil. In 1985 Tancredo Neves, elected to become the first civilian President in over 20 years, fell ill in the eve of his inauguration, leaving Vice President-elect, Jose Sarney, Acting President. Neves died 37 days later and, because he never took the oath, the office was legally vacant for that period of time.

However, as a matter of respect, Neves is today being officially considered President, instead of mere President-elect.


Perhaps the most interesting example: in 2009 Jonas Žemaitis was officially named the 4th President of Lithuania for a period between 1949 and 1954. Žemaitis has been a key leader of the resistance movement against the Soviets and his official title was Chairman of the Lithuanian Movement for Freedom.


Does anybody else know similar historical examples?
34  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which posters would you most like as a roommate? on: October 17, 2014, 04:42:29 am
None. I like to have my own space.
35  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Joe Republic on: October 17, 2014, 04:40:45 am
The BBC gate showed all of us we need to be really careful with image links.

Joe is the great educator. FF.
36  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: High ranking "Russian" mole in Polish army arrested by MP and ABW on: October 17, 2014, 04:39:24 am
Arresting Russian moles becomes so frequent that I'm stopping to even notice.
37  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the Previous Poster's Signature: The Wrath of Khan on: October 17, 2014, 03:44:18 am
Lol.
38  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: KS-Rassy: Orman+12 on: October 17, 2014, 03:42:45 am
Rest In Pieces, Senator Roberts.
39  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Zero In Polling: Autonomy for Ganonsyoni (NE ONLY) on: October 17, 2014, 03:40:35 am
No.

Cranberry does not have the authority to carve up parts of our regions.

And he'd better not mess with our beloved Northeast.

One word comes to mind for Cranberry's actions

Impeachment

Two words come to mind for the traitors actions

Banishment, Imprisonment

I know you're renowned for your flamboyant style, Winfield, but how the hell was that a treason? No action has been taken.

Beside, you want yet another succession crisis by impeaching him?
40  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Ebola Thread on: October 16, 2014, 04:15:22 pm
This is just awful. As far as America is concerned, like I said over a month ago, all flights to and from any African nation should cease immediately.

We already had an infection in the U.S. from a person who came over from an infected nation. It must end now. No more risks.

Remember, we're the same country that locked up Japanese-Americans "just to make sure". If that was thin, I'm pretty sure stopping flights to a from nations with a deadly disease is a pretty reasonable idea.

You realize that he came on a flight from Belgium, right?

Are you sure Belgium is not just another name for Burundi?
41  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Badger vs Keystone Phil on: October 16, 2014, 04:09:48 pm
I really didn't need to see that...

Didn't think you were a prude.

More like I'm not into Zoophilia porn Tongue

42  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you be disappointed if your daughter was dating the previous poster? on: October 16, 2014, 02:13:47 pm
I would arrange for him to have his testicles surgically removed.
43  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: LUMINE IS A SEPERATIST - VOTE AGAINST THIS TRAITOR on: October 16, 2014, 02:10:03 pm
Really? This is gold coming from you. If you look at your own running mate in the Presidential race, then you just might find the real treason. He declared his allegiance to Snowstalker during the Atlasian Civil War and attempted to secede from the Midwest. So Al, I wouldn't be one to be pointing fingers at anyone about this when you chose a rebel of the federal government as your VP pick.

44  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Ebola Thread on: October 16, 2014, 02:06:06 pm
Yes I did, but as far as U.S. security goes, we have to assure we're safe before the others. We're the policeman of the world and have been since 1945. If the policemen are vulnerable, everyone is even moreso.

True. You must send the LAPD to Liberia and the NYPD to Sierra Leone immediately. They'll catch the virus and then they'll read the mean Ebola its rights. What are you waiting for? Go, policemen of the world!

Breaking news: Ebola has been released from police custody after Officer Michael Anthony Naso forgot to read the Miranda rights to it. More at 10.
45  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Is It Unfair that Caucasians Are So Diverse? on: October 16, 2014, 02:02:31 pm
I just love when Atlas is taking everything so seriously.
46  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: High ranking "Russian" mole in Polish army arrested by MP and ABW on: October 16, 2014, 12:27:33 pm
It appears he was under suspicion for two months, so they cut him off sensitive informations while proceeding with the investigation.

47  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The Ebola Thread (US Domestic) on: October 16, 2014, 11:08:29 am
Of course if Ebola's origin wasn't Africa, Naso would take more moderate approach.

What Would Ronald Reagan Do?

Forget the whole thing.
48  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would you be disappointed if your daughter was dating the previous poster? on: October 16, 2014, 11:00:04 am
No.
49  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Brazil Election - 5 October 2014 on: October 16, 2014, 10:08:20 am
All in, the roof of both Dilma and Aecio seems to be set at no more than 52-53% of the valid votes. That's why this runoff will be so tight.

Well, we may very well see the closest presidential election ever (IIRC the closest runoff was 1989 and the closest election before runoff system was 1955).
50  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What's the oldest book you own ? on: October 16, 2014, 10:03:18 am
Something from the 17th century that belonged to my great-grandpa. I need to look this up.
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