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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The "I am poll" on: Today at 05:20:03 pm
Which one is ENTP?
2  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HB 2016-1062 - Amendment to the Presidential Succession Act of 2016 (FINAL VOTE) on: Today at 12:11:26 am
AYE
3  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HB 2016-1059 - Come Out of the Shadows Act (FINAL VOTE) on: Today at 12:10:43 am
AYE (sane)
4  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Libertarians/Conservatives only : Calvin Coolidge vs Grover Cleveland on: December 01, 2016, 11:18:45 pm
Cleveland.
5  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Righties Only: FDR v. Saddam Hussein on: December 01, 2016, 07:28:15 pm
Why are people actually responding to this poll seriously?


To show that the right wing here unlike the left wing won't choose a dictator (no matter if they are right or left) over an American president.

I still say FDR/Reagan isn't a very good analogy, since FDR isn't hated by the right like Reagan is by the left. Also Saddam/Fidel isn't the best of analogies either--can anyone seriously picture a prominent western politician praising Saddam Hussein like Trudeau praised Castro?

A better comparison would be something like Obama vs. Pinochet.

FDR has despicable positions on race and certainly Japanese internment. He was also far-left on economics.

I really can't understand why the right doesn't hate FDR.

Er, I don't think that's quite accurate...
6  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Oregon school district bans Santa from classrooms; seeks religious tolerance on: December 01, 2016, 03:19:06 pm
But what does Santa have to do with religion? Huh
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: word association game on: December 01, 2016, 01:26:38 pm
Sand
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Image association game on: December 01, 2016, 01:26:10 pm
9  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The South will rise again. on: December 01, 2016, 12:49:37 pm
Singe payer and nuking Cuba? I'd take it. Tongue
10  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Libertarians only: Bush, or Obama? on: November 30, 2016, 03:38:38 pm
Do I count? If so, lean Obama.
11  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: App to Redraw the States and Change the Electoral Map on: November 30, 2016, 01:59:42 pm
Here's something close to my ideal state map. One state is colored incorrectly by the app as I couldn't get Manhattan transferred, but the hand-filled map below it is accurate. It comes out to a slight Trump win (~280 EV), but is a clear win for an Obama-like candidate. Several of the states are easily winnable for a more conservative Democratic candidate.



Interesting. You have 49 states here, correct? Or am I miscounting?

Yes, I ended up losing one and couldn't get it back unfortunately. I didn't mean to have only 49. I guess you could add Puerto Rico/US Virgin Islands to get back to 50. Tongue

Hey, since the app now has the 2012 election, I decided to try to recreate your states using that election's map. Here's what it looks like:



What I find most interesting is that the Rio Grande state apparently voted for Romney by a margin of a bit less than 20,000 votes.
12  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: App to Redraw the States and Change the Electoral Map on: November 30, 2016, 01:09:45 pm
i might start a separate thread for this one tbh

I would support that! I always like alternate state threads. Smiley
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is the previous poster better or worse then when you first saw that poster post on: November 29, 2016, 11:48:19 pm
Not really much different, AFAIK.
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HB 2016-1060 - Employees Rights Act (DEBATING) on: November 29, 2016, 11:45:14 pm
Yeah, I would support making the minimum age 14 and a 30 hour maximum workweek excluding education for those under 18.
15  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: App to Redraw the States and Change the Electoral Map on: November 29, 2016, 10:57:15 pm
Here's something close to my ideal state map. One state is colored incorrectly by the app as I couldn't get Manhattan transferred, but the hand-filled map below it is accurate. It comes out to a slight Trump win (~280 EV), but is a clear win for an Obama-like candidate. Several of the states are easily winnable for a more conservative Democratic candidate.



Interesting. You have 49 states here, correct? Or am I miscounting?
16  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: App to Redraw the States and Change the Electoral Map on: November 29, 2016, 07:10:13 pm
it needs a zoom feature IMO.

Agreed. Why does the east make their counties so damn small? Tongue
17  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Southern Alliance on: November 29, 2016, 07:03:21 pm
2. Abolish the states and replace them with provinces that are more uniquely Atlasian as opposed to American.

I'm interested in seeing what this would be like. Would it involve renaming the existing state, like the Midwest did way back then? Or would it be something more drastic, like changing the boundaries?

I think ideally it would be starting from scratch and drawing our own lines with our own names.

Interesting. Part of me likes that idea, but I also fear that it would be confusing for newcomers. Also, if/when you do this, what happens to everybody's registration statuses? For example, what of one of the new province borders goes right through the middle of Georgia? What do you with the people who were registered there?

I would like to think it could be as simple as updating your registration, and for those who are less active they are still in the same region so for practical purposes they would have all the time they need to update. This would require a bit of patience on whoever is handling registrations at the moment when the transition happens.

Yeah, I suppose you are right about state registration not really mattering, at last for federal purposes.  Now, if your region decides to adopt a district system for elections or something along those lines, then you might have an issue. Tongue
18  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HB 2016-1061 - The Deputy Game Moderator Act (DEBATING on: November 29, 2016, 05:30:37 pm
AYE
19  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Southern Alliance on: November 29, 2016, 05:30:01 pm
2. Abolish the states and replace them with provinces that are more uniquely Atlasian as opposed to American.

I'm interested in seeing what this would be like. Would it involve renaming the existing state, like the Midwest did way back then? Or would it be something more drastic, like changing the boundaries?

I think ideally it would be starting from scratch and drawing our own lines with our own names.

Interesting. Part of me likes that idea, but I also fear that it would be confusing for newcomers. Also, if/when you do this, what happens to everybody's registration statuses? For example, what of one of the new province borders goes right through the middle of Georgia? What do you with the people who were registered there?
20  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Southern Alliance on: November 29, 2016, 05:02:37 pm
2. Abolish the states and replace them with provinces that are more uniquely Atlasian as opposed to American.

I'm interested in seeing what this would be like. Would it involve renaming the existing state, like the Midwest did way back then? Or would it be something more drastic, like changing the boundaries?
21  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Can one be a pro-choice social conservative? on: November 29, 2016, 03:29:26 pm
Yes if they personally abhor it and find it unacceptable but don't believe it's the government job to deal with this issue ( small government conservative)

Isn't "small government" conservatism inherently at odds with social conservatism?

Nope cause small government conservatism would result in the same goals as social conservatives.  Small government conservatives would deal with abortion by making it seem unacceptable socially and stop subsidizing it ( cause most private political  organizations would be defunded by the Feds)

That sounds more like a small government argument against abortion, rather than a socially conservative argument in favor of legal abortion.
22  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Can one be a pro-choice social conservative? on: November 29, 2016, 02:26:20 pm
Yes if they personally abhor it and find it unacceptable but don't believe it's the government job to deal with this issue ( small government conservative)

Isn't "small government" conservatism inherently at odds with social conservatism?
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: word association game on: November 29, 2016, 12:08:02 pm
Who
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: word association game on: November 28, 2016, 10:24:48 pm
Sex
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: word association game on: November 28, 2016, 08:24:57 pm
Cold War
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