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1701  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Guess which state is now providing free abortion services on: December 31, 2013, 03:07:28 pm
Good for them.
1702  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the New Democratic Party on: December 31, 2013, 03:05:22 pm
Could definitely be worse, and seems to be made up of well-intentioned people, but I'm too far away ideologically to say anything other than HP.
1703  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Gary Johnson vs Michael Bloomberg on: December 31, 2013, 03:03:21 pm
Johnson -- the choice should be clear to the right and left.
1704  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Snapchat on: December 30, 2013, 06:50:38 pm
Definitely a Freedom App -- use it on a regular basis. Is there really a Forum Pennsylvanians clique that communicate through this app?
1705  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Should there be "Consistent Moderation" on: December 30, 2013, 06:49:23 pm
As I understand it, this phrase is being used to describe those who want opebo banned or curtailed. Since I am opposed to this (for the same reason that I opposed the banning of jmfcst back in the day, even though I was not on common ideological ground with jmfcst either -- I don't think posters who have spent years on Atlas and contributed to the community should be banned without some really good overwhelming reason, that I can't see in either case), I voted 'no'.
1706  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Facebook is 'dead and buried', replaced by simpler networks, study finds on: December 29, 2013, 11:59:27 pm
Facebook has been replaced by Twitter and Snapchat over the past two years among my friend group as a social network used to communicate on a daily basis, but Facebook being far more wide-ranging (people who you don't know as well are friends; not necessarily the case on Twitter and especially Snapchat) means that it still has a use.
1707  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: How many incumbent Republican Senators get Tea Partied out? on: December 29, 2013, 11:41:06 pm
Voted 1 as the most likely (chances exist in lots of states, and somewhere it probably will happen), but I don't think any specific Senator, as yet, is likelier to lose than to win (however, Brannon seems like the likeliest nominee in NC, and Whitaker as I understand it is Paulist and seems like the likeliest in IA; and that's before we get to the Georgia primary). The ones that seem to me to be in real danger are Cochran, Graham, and Alexander, in that order. Bevin, Stockman, and Cheney (not that the last is anything like a TP challenge, but we can group it in) have no chance.
1708  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Which would you rather have? on: December 29, 2013, 08:36:33 pm
He's not a particular favorite of mine, but I'd easily vote for Jeb over Bloomberg.
1709  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Richard Dawkins on: December 29, 2013, 08:35:40 pm
FF. Never found him obnoxious or overwhelming or any of these things.
1710  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the Google image search results for 'cute baby' on: December 29, 2013, 08:32:25 pm
Umm...they're all cute babies? Freedom Cute Babies, I suppose.
1711  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Israel refuses to honor Christian Israelis' beliefs and put tree in Knesset on: December 27, 2013, 09:50:46 pm
When have Christians done nasty things to Jews other than the Inquisition more than 500 years ago? Jews were discriminated against in Europe at other times but they were not being discriminated against from a Christian perspective; they were discriminated against because they were essentially foreigners.

If you have any free time at some point, I'd encourage you to maybe try and open a book.

As for the thread topic, who gives a fuvk besides people looking for (and not finding) something to criticize about Israel?
1712  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Lamar Alexander vulnerable on: December 26, 2013, 04:58:10 pm
Where is this poll? It's not on their Twitter feed and I couldn't find it on their website. Could anyone provide me a link?
1713  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: The Campaign Trail: Post Your Maps! on: December 26, 2013, 04:49:41 pm
Played as Mitt Romney in 2012, and for the most part presented my views honestly, though a couple of times I pandered to conservatives (ie, gay marriage) when I got a bit worried. Won 307-231 (picked Rubio as my running mate), getting 49.5% to Obama's 48.7%, Johnson's 1.4%, and Stein's 0.4%.

Final results:

Literally 2004, but with PA and NM flipped.
1714  General Politics / Individual Politics / Opinion of Jorge Luis Borges on: December 26, 2013, 04:37:35 pm
Discuss. FF for me, of course, but I'm curious to see what the forum's opinion of him at large is.
1715  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Muslim Brotherhood named "terrorist" group by Egyptian authorities on: December 26, 2013, 01:21:05 pm
I mean, by any objective standard they are a terrorist group, but I don't believe for a second that this is any more than a political move by the military.
1716  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Boris Yeltsin on: December 26, 2013, 01:18:11 pm
Freedom Fighter. Whatever the results were (and they certainly were/are not pleasant -- my family left in 1995), he certainly Fought for Freedom.
1717  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What is the most underrepresented avatar on atlas? on: December 25, 2013, 10:47:30 pm
I don't know of any active posters from Alabama, Arizona, Delaware, Hawaii, North Dakota, West Virginia, and Wyoming. I have seen all of these in use at least once however, either by inactive posters or posters who switch around their avatars.

Party avatars I have never seen through any means:


R-WY was used by Svensson, who was around during the 2010 cycle (although if I remember correctly he got banned for something and become a sockmaster later; don't know if he counts).
1718  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: de Blasio following same old script on: December 25, 2013, 10:27:47 pm
despite the drama, neoliberal rule will continue unabated in NYC, 40 years strong.

Definitely hope so, but I'm still worrying.
1719  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Rich People on: December 25, 2013, 04:59:37 pm
The category is far too broad and ill-defined to ever be defined as one, and both choices are far too narrow. Voted for the second option, but more out of opposition to the first than a belief that the second is universally the case.
1720  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Do you see yourself as a moderate? on: December 25, 2013, 04:56:07 pm
In the context of American politics, where people frequently are seen as "Democrats" or "Republicans", I have sometimes described myself as a "moderate Republican" or a "Republican on most issues", or terms to that effect. But I don't think I am; my economic stances are significantly right-of-center and my social stances are significantly left-of-center; when averaged, this creates a false image of moderateness. So, overall no, but in certain contexts (if I was, say, a Republican member of Congress I'd certainly be seen as one of, if not the, furthest-left) I might be seen as one.
1721  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Fulgencio Batista vs. Fidel Castro on: December 25, 2013, 10:57:15 am
With hindsight from the early '60s, obviously Batista, but it may have been the reverse opinion in the '50s, before Castro had clearly associated with the wrong side.
1722  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Nuke detonates in closest major city. Do you survive? on: December 23, 2013, 04:13:16 pm
1 Megaton I'm barely outside the biggest circle of third-degree burns (if the bomb falls in Cleveland), just by a few miles, but I still think some ill effects would be likely. 2.3 leaves me less than a mile outside the biggest circle, with parts of my city hit by third-degree burns. Dong Feng-4 gives me the burns; either Tsar Bomba puts me in the 5 psi air blast radius.
1723  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Senator Menendez (D-Israel)' Sanctions bill could threaten Iran Negotiations. on: December 23, 2013, 10:54:06 am
Along with him are Senators Mark Kirk (R-Israel) and Charles Schumer (D-AIPAC).

Freedom Trifecta
1724  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Alternative 'non-Western' understanding of Thai political crisis on: December 23, 2013, 10:49:20 am
Because the Democratic Party isn't just using the buzzword "democracy"?

I don't think anyone even disputes that -- opebo is saying that the other side does as well.
1725  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: What 20th Century decade best personifies the previous posters' political views? on: December 22, 2013, 03:20:34 pm
2000s I suppose, if you call it 20th century
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