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76  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Woman tries to buy birthday cake for her wife... on: July 18, 2016, 01:03:05 am
I still think the best answer is no.  Wouldn't you want to know the person making your cake was prejudiced against you?  Why force them into making something and have them possibly sabotage that item because they don't like you? Shouldn't others know about their prejudice and get called out on it? 
Wouldn't you want to give your money to someone who appreciates your business?

TBH, I think this a good argument for repealing anti-discrimination laws in general, which I would support. But as long as we have them, they need to applied consistently and fairly.
77  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Woman tries to buy birthday cake for her wife... on: July 18, 2016, 12:44:36 am
It's been illegal for over fifty years for private businesses to discriminate based on race, color, religion or national origin.  There is no logical argument in today's society why this shouldn't be amended to include sexual orientation and gender identity, unless the argument is in favor of abolishing this law entirely (which would obviously be a return to a dark and scary time in our history, but at least the argument would be logically consistent).

Basically, this.
78  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Abolish the Death Penalty: Mission Accomplished on: July 18, 2016, 12:02:12 am
So I and others can be clear on where our Senators stand, our elected representatives, are there any other Senators who would support life in prison without parole for first degree murder?

I would support it, though I was one of the senators who voted against abolishing the death penalty in the first place. Tongue
79  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Where would you choose to live? on: July 17, 2016, 06:38:47 pm
Probably Coconino, though it's not my ideal part of Arizona.
80  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Political Quiz List. Are you a Quiz Whiz? on: July 17, 2016, 03:08:02 pm
https://www.helloquizzy.com/tests/the-how-postmodern-are-you-test

Quite Postmodern
You scored 79 postmodern politics, 65 postmodern culture, 69 ecologics, and 79 postmodern industry



As far as politics is concerned, you tend towards globality. You're careful about the environment but care free in your personal life, always doing what you'd like to do. You're curious, intelligent and probably question our Western civilization once in a while. But in the end, you always conclude that we're still the best.
81  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of the Oxford Comma on: July 17, 2016, 02:23:24 pm
I see no good reason not to use it, though I am far from a linguistic expert.
82  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Will One Nation Conservatism arrive in America anytime soon? on: July 17, 2016, 02:18:40 pm

The Democratic party quite obviously does not seek to create a society based around a natural hierarchy of the classes in which power is concentrated among a benevolent landed elite.

I frankly did not realize that paternalism was a central facet of one-nation Toryism.  That's...odd.

Regardless, I still don't think it's a stretch to say that, aside from the progressive wing, the Democratic Party is pretty pragmatic on most issues.

Sure, but they are pragmatic with goals that are ultimately at least somewhat left wing. Not exactly the same thing as a right wing party in Europe.
83  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is the preceding poster a good fit for Minnesota? (Overall) on: July 17, 2016, 01:49:23 pm
I would think so,
84  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Who would you vote for in this 2016 scenario? on: July 17, 2016, 01:43:21 pm
Ivanka, I guess.
85  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Atlas Republican Primary on: July 17, 2016, 01:40:18 pm
So, I guess I'm supposed to choose a running mate? I'll go with Ted Bessell, in an attempt to gain the support of pro-life party without picking somebody who is so different from that our message becomes inconsistent.
86  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: IL governor gubernatorial jungle primary (Round 2) on: July 17, 2016, 01:32:46 pm
Muon, easily.
87  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Would the previous poster beat Trump in Virginia? on: July 17, 2016, 12:05:28 pm
Not sure whether to count you as right-leaning or left-leaning, but either way I think you would.
88  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: The previous poster or Donald Trump? on: July 17, 2016, 11:44:15 am
RFayette
89  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Establishment of Congressional Committees on: July 17, 2016, 12:46:25 am
Guys, this isn't how PMs work. Tongue
90  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The SteveMcQueen Theatre of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts V on: July 16, 2016, 09:36:33 pm
We already have a one-nation conservative party in the United States: it's called the Democratic Party.  Really, only the Bernie wing of the party wouldn't be virtually interchangeable with, say, the Tories in the UK.

lol
91  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2016-009: Freedom to Drink Act on: July 16, 2016, 04:23:15 pm
Okay, it's been over 24 hours and I there hasn't been very much discussion. I'll just go ahead and officially propose the amendment.

Quote
1. The National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 is hereby repealed.
2. The federal minimum drinking age is now 18.
2. 3. The regions shall each be allowed to each determine their own modify the minimum drinking age, within the following exceptions range:
2a. 3a. No region shall be allowed to have a minimum drinking age lower than 16.
2b. 3b. No region shall be allowed to have a minimum drinking age higher than 21.
92  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: July 2016 Fremont Elections VOTING BOOTH on: July 15, 2016, 07:36:04 pm
Fremont Governor
[1] tedbessell
[   ] Write-in:

Fremont Council:
[6] 1184AZ
[5] GAWorth
[2] Heisenberg
[4] Pikachu
[1] RFayette
[3] TN volunteer
[   ] Write-in:

Constitutional Amendment:
[   ] AYE
[X] NAY
93  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Dianne Feinstein officially opposes pot legalization in California on: July 15, 2016, 11:29:37 am
The status quo on Marijuana is intolerable and there ought to be some kind of legalization, but the outrage on this thread is excessive.

How dare people by outraged by a political issue! Angry
94  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Choose a coalition government for the U.S. on: July 15, 2016, 11:06:02 am
Conservative-Libertarian coalition.
95  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SB 2016-009: Freedom to Drink Act on: July 15, 2016, 11:04:24 am
Okay, what does everybody think of this amendment?

Quote
1. The National Minimum Drinking Age Act of 1984 is hereby repealed.
2. The federal minimum drinking age is now 18.
2. 3. The regions shall each be allowed to each determine their own modify the minimum drinking age, within the following exceptions range:
2a. 3a. No region shall be allowed to have a minimum drinking age lower than 16.
2b. 3b. No region shall be allowed to have a minimum drinking age higher than 21.

(note that I am not officially proposing this amendment yet, I want to hear people's thoughts on it first.)
96  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Holocaust Museum: Stop playing Pokémon Go here on: July 15, 2016, 12:47:37 am
CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -  The "Pokemon Go" craze across the U.S. has people wandering into yards, driveways, cemeteries and even off-limit areas in search of cartoon monsters.

One Cincinnati-area cemetery are now making requests to those wandering gamers.

Spring Grove Cemetery officials said Wednesday that while "Pokemon Go" players are welcome on the hallowed grounds, they are stressing the importance of being respectful and wearing a shirt.

"We ask visitors to keep in mind that we are serving families here who are experiencing the worst day of their lives – burying someone they love," Gerald Wantz, vice president of operations, said.


They ask visitors to show respect in their appearance as well.


What a bunch of prudes!  Who cares if some topless hipster is merely playing on their phone on top of Grandma Muriel?

WTF? Why would even not be wearing a shirt while doing that, lol.
97  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Could a Democrat run under an "Independent" banner for President? on: July 15, 2016, 12:39:06 am
I'm pretty sure anybody can run as an Independent, it's not like they would have to make through a primary or anything. Tongue
98  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Dianne Feinstein officially opposes pot legalization in California on: July 15, 2016, 12:30:00 am
Not shocking, she's quite hawkish/authoritarian (as Scott mentioned). What a piss poor representation for California though (which should overwhelmingly legalize it).

Is hawkishness really relevant to your opinion of pot legalization? Tongue
99  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Are DC, Maryland, and Delaware in the Northeast or the South? on: July 15, 2016, 12:11:11 am
They're all Northeastern states imo.

Being on I-95, Acela, safe Dem since 1992, colleges generally being in Northeastern conferences, Baltimore and Washington not really following the development arc of Southern cities, Delaware pretty much just being a suburb of Philadelphia, density of a Northeastern state, they weren't part of the Confederacy, not really part of the Solid South, etc.

The lack of forests in DE/MD (east of Hagerstown anyway) makes them Southern. Also the wide open fields. There are so many variables to choose from.

Wait, the south lacks forests?
100  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: 2016-009: Freedom to Drink Act on: July 15, 2016, 12:06:08 am
Eh, I don't like the idea of having it technically be up to the regions, but limiting their funding if they try to change it. It reminds me too much of the act I am trying to repeal. The amendment is unfriendly.
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