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76  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Favorite recent post by the previous poster on: July 13, 2017, 10:18:11 pm
Since My Parents Won't Read This, I Might As Well Publish It And Make A Few Bucks - A Peebs Anthology
77  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Kid Rock on: July 13, 2017, 10:16:32 pm
Yuck, I'm not going to be able to enjoy his music now.

You were previously unaware of his political leanings?

Sure, unlike conservatives, I don't care if musicians mouth off, since it's harmless, but actually running to make my laws makes him threatening and unpleasant enough to spoil the music.

Seems like pretty big generalization there, considering the fact that our "all liberal all the time" friend from Minnesota probably cares more about a musician political views than anybody else in the world.
78  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is it hard to be a Republican on Atlas? on: July 13, 2017, 09:58:55 pm
For me, it depends.  I think that a few of my views get the bulk of my criticism, but I will always stand firm for what I believe in.  I also have been looking less and less at the US General Discussion forum, because it is all Russia conspiracy theories and a fundamental disagreement on what healthcare system is best (I think the most efficient would be the government having no role in health care).  Other forums aren't nearly as bad.  Atlas's predictions are always too bullish on Democrats, but I get that because we all think our party will win and there are more Democrats here.

On the other hand, I actually don't think being pro-life is that hard, but some call me out for focusing too much on that one issue (which is impossible, by the way).
>being pro-life
>wanting the government out of healthcare

pick one.

Abortion isn't health care.  Health care doesn't kill people.

Lack of healthcare does...

As I have explained over and over again, the mere existence of entitlements creates the need for them.  If we got rid of every last entitlement, people would have to adapt and the free market would do its magic.  I would actually perhaps consider banning all health insurance other than catastrophic coverage to actually set up a normal supply/demand system for health care.

That honestly sounds like a terrifying euphemism...
79  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Atlas After Dark on: July 13, 2017, 09:57:33 pm
Haven't voted yet on this poll, since just recently joined the ADA Forum, and have spent only a few minutes surfing around.

It definitely appears to be a faster and more modern site than Atlas from a Tech perspective, but other than that no opinion until I get a chance to look around a bit more....




I find that it actually runs a bit slower than Atlas for me, but my computer probably just sucks...
80  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Kid Rock on: July 13, 2017, 09:44:44 pm
Yuck, I'm not going to be able to enjoy his music now.

You were previously unaware of his political leanings?
81  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas posters who list party as "Other"... on: July 13, 2017, 09:42:55 pm
I am a member of the American Solidarity Party.

I find that interesting, becasue for whatever reason I tend to associate you with the libertarian leaning posters. I'm not sure why that is...
82  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is it hard to be a Republican on Atlas? on: July 13, 2017, 09:38:23 pm
For me, it depends.  I think that a few of my views get the bulk of my criticism, but I will always stand firm for what I believe in.  I also have been looking less and less at the US General Discussion forum, because it is all Russia conspiracy theories and a fundamental disagreement on what healthcare system is best (I think the most efficient would be the government having no role in health care).  Other forums aren't nearly as bad.  Atlas's predictions are always too bullish on Democrats, but I get that because we all think our party will win and there are more Democrats here.

On the other hand, I actually don't think being pro-life is that hard, but some call me out for focusing too much on that one issue (which is impossible, by the way).
>being pro-life
>wanting the government out of healthcare

pick one.

Abortion isn't health care.  Health care doesn't kill people.

Lack of healthcare does...
83  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Best healthcare system on: July 13, 2017, 09:15:56 pm
84  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Unpopular food opinions on: July 13, 2017, 09:02:34 pm
I hate mustard.

But you don't hate mac and cheese, right?  Wink

Nah, mac and cheese is cool with me.
85  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of leftists who supported the Soviet Union during the Cold War on: July 13, 2017, 08:59:50 pm
Absolute hypocrites. Modern politicos forget way too easily that the Soviet Union was closer to a fascist state than a socialist one.

Explain, please? There were no millionaires in the USSR until the 1980s. There were plenty in the fascist states.

There's a lot more to socialism than just equality in wealth. Equality in race, religion, ethnicity, and the rest of the works are also key - as is the defense of civil liberties and freedom of speech, which is why Eugene Debs is sympathetically-regarded by many self-proclaimed libertarians, and why Bernie Sanders has been such an ardent opponent of things like the PATRIOT Act. Even beyond that, the USSR really wasn't equal in wealth or power, either - the very crux of socialist thought. There were no millionaires, sure, but Soviet money was not in any way distributed equally among Soviet citizens; it was all in the hands of the government. I find that socialists also tend toward noninterventionism, at least in my experience with them, and the Soviet Union was the absolute furthest thing from noninterventionist.

So, that's my argument. When you get down to it, the Soviet Union was barely any different from Nazi Germany - just poorer.

It seems like you think of libertarian socialism as the only forum of socialism, which doesn't really seem to match how the term is usually used.
86  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: 7th Congressional Noticeboard on: July 13, 2017, 12:31:10 pm
VP Administrated Slots

House
Slot 12 (Senate Passed Legislation) - VP Administered
Presidential Succession Act of 2017
Sponsor:
Status: Final Vote
Since: July 20, 2017, 09:29:51 am
Ends:

Slot 13 (Senate Passed Legislation) -VP Administered
Joint Resolution Commemorating Southern Heritage
Sponsor: *SPONSOR NEEDED*
Status: Debating
Since: July 20, 2017, 09:34:36 am
Ends:

Slot 14 (Senate Passed Legislation)  - VP Administered
Veterans’ Dental Health Act
Sponsor: North Carolina Yankee
Status: Debating
Since: July 20, 2017, 09:39:35 am
Ends:

Senate:
Slot 12 (House Passed Legislation) - VP Administered
The Storm Surge, Coastal Flooding, and Tsunami Prevention Act of 2017
Sponsor: R2D2
Status: Debating
Since: July 20, 2017, 09:47:45 am
Ends:

Slot 13 (House Passed Legislation) - VP Administered
Bioengineered Food Disclosure Act
Sponsor: R2D2
Status: Debating
Since: July 20, 2017, 09:51:31 am
Ends:

Slot 14 (House Passed Legislation) - VP Administered
The Gun Control Act of 2017
Sponsor: Barnes
Status: Debating
Since: June 2, 2017, 12:36:59 pm
Ends:
______________________________________________________________________

Presidential Confirmation Hearings

Who:
What:
Status:
Since:
Ends:

Who: Snowguy716
What: Secretary of State
Status: Questioning
Since: July 03, 2017, 08:17:30 pm
Ends:

Who: Encke
What: Deputy GM
Status: Questioning
Since: July 16, 2017, 02:21:51 pm
Ends:

Confirmed
Fhtagn (Secretary of Internal Affairs)

Rejected
______________________________________________________________________

House Passed Legislation:
Joint Resolution of Formal Apology for Atlasia's Involvement in Military Coups
Student Loan Reform Act

Senate Passed Legislation:

Legislation Passing Both Chambers
Joint Resolution of Formal Apology for Atlasia's Involvement in Military Coups
Student Loan Reform Act
87  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Unpopular food opinions on: July 13, 2017, 12:07:06 pm
I hate mustard.
88  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What bad things will happen if we accept non-binary people? on: July 12, 2017, 08:17:46 pm
Actually I can just flip this question around. What bad things will happen if we accept white people wearing dreadlocks or hoop earrings?

You can believe that no bad things will happen in either scenario; I do.

^
89  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Are traps gay? on: July 12, 2017, 07:00:53 pm
All I know is that liking traps but refusing to ever have sex with trans women actually would be transphobic, or at least pretty hypocritical.
90  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Why do more educated people tend toward centrism? on: July 12, 2017, 06:55:16 pm
Excluding the conspiracy theory answer, none of the options imply a specific political view and aren't necessarily descriptive of educated people.
91  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB - The Gun Control Act of 2017 (debating) on: July 12, 2017, 06:47:48 pm
Yeah, I don't think that any of the past amendment could have been adopted, considering there was no sponsor to declare the friendly or unfriendly.
92  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas posters who list party as "Other"... on: July 12, 2017, 06:40:27 pm
6. And this is kind of a big one.  See, although I might sound like a raving SJW at times, I actually hate political correctness in all forms.  Two decades ago liberals were speaking up for controversial people like Ice-T and Marilyn Manson (whom the Right wanted to censor); now this has gone down in priority for the sake of "not offending people."  Because I do not trust either political party (or institution, for that matter) to defend my freedom of speech, I choose not to affiliate with one.

I wonder if you a have romanticized view of the past liberals, or maybe I just have a cynical one, becasue I tend to associate the Democratic party with the Tipper Gore and Joe Lieberman types that want to get the government involved in music and video games.

Actually, maybe I do.  I know that Dan Quayle and some other culture warriors on the right raised hell about children being exposed to violence and nudity from TV and video games and music, but Tipper (and Hillary Clinton too, I think) pushed hard for the V-chip and viewer discretion warnings and other crap, especially after the Columbine shooting when people were literally pinning the blame on singers.  Conservatives also wanted stronger obscenity laws because "Cop Killer" was a tad bit triggersome to their religious sensibilities.

So yeah.  I guess both sides did it. Tongue

Speaking of Hillary, she also once introduced a bill (co-sponsored by Joe Lieberman, Tim Johnson, and Evan Bayh) which would turn ESRB video game rating into Federal Law. Isn't politics fun? Tongue
93  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: How do we get people to agree on a common set of facts? on: July 12, 2017, 06:31:19 pm
There are no facts.

Nothing is true, everything is permitted. Live by the Creed, Die by the Creed.
94  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The Majority Of Republicans Think Colleges Are Bad For The U.S., Poll Shows on: July 12, 2017, 06:26:30 pm
LOGIC:
Perverts could use the trans-gendered stuff to hurt people's safety in bathrooms.

LOGIC:
Rapists can apparently be stopped by bathroom signs.
95  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Favorite recent post by the previous poster on: July 12, 2017, 06:08:02 pm
Yes, we should overthrow the government and make way for Prince Ali. Mighty is he, Ali Ababwah. Strong as ten regular men, definitely!
96  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Atlas posters who list party as "Other"... on: July 12, 2017, 06:06:00 pm
6. And this is kind of a big one.  See, although I might sound like a raving SJW at times, I actually hate political correctness in all forms.  Two decades ago liberals were speaking up for controversial people like Ice-T and Marilyn Manson (whom the Right wanted to censor); now this has gone down in priority for the sake of "not offending people."  Because I do not trust either political party (or institution, for that matter) to defend my freedom of speech, I choose not to affiliate with one.

I wonder if you a have romanticized view of the past liberals, or maybe I just have a cynical one, becasue I tend to associate the Democratic party with the Tipper Gore and Joe Lieberman types that want to get the government involved in music and video games.
97  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone V: Born Under A Bad Sign on: July 12, 2017, 06:00:01 pm
i did a thing



have fun identifying who's who

I find it amusing how close RINO Tom and Sanchez are on that chart. I assume that I would be roughly in the same spot as the former?
98  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HR 1129 - Joint Resolution...Military Coups (Debating) on: July 12, 2017, 04:51:58 pm
Okay, A final vote is now open. Please vote AYE, NAY, or Abstain.
99  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: HB 1128 - Student Loan Reform Act (Debating) on: July 12, 2017, 04:51:18 pm
Okay, A final vote is now open. Please vote AYE, NAY, or Abstain.
100  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Oregon vs Washington on: July 11, 2017, 12:46:31 pm
Washington because of Eastern Washington.


Eastern Oregon is better then eastern Washington

I guess if you hate being around people, sure.
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