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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: would you make a capable engineer? on: Today at 06:50:47 pm
I'm honestly more of a humanities guy.

Same. I have little interest in the actual nuances of science (as opposed to the idiotic Facebook definition of science), but I think if I actually wanted to be an engineer, I could probably do it.
2  General Discussion / History / Re: How Gary Hart's Downfall Forever Changed American Politics (NYTM) on: Today at 06:49:40 pm
You guys remind me of two friends of mine that I hate that I just got back from dinner with, both of whom think they're God's gift to the entire world and all that utter crap. Chill.
3  General Discussion / History / Re: Why was New Jersey so Democratic (for Gov. and Pres.) from 1862 through 1892? on: Today at 04:04:18 pm
I'd assume it has to do with immigrants, though I think it should be noted that the Democratic nominees from the 1860's had all been Northeastern, and were typically New Yorkers. After 1892, however, it would make sense that the Republicans were gaining as the national environment was against the Democrats, and they became a much more agrarian party. I'd assume Democratic strength in New Jersey came and went with the era of the Bourbon Democrats.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Buffalo Wild Wings on: Today at 03:57:48 pm
Big fan, but I don't have the paycheck for it right now. Ideally, one day I'll have a job where every weekend I can afford to hit up places like it and slam 20 wings and a couple of beers with my co-workers. I'm not a huge sports guy, though, and I don't really care what game's on.
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Could Evan Bayh be a dark horse contender for Hillary's VP? on: Today at 03:53:16 pm
What is this, 2008?
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the previous poster's display name on: Today at 10:38:31 am
I have none.
7  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of these poll workers on: Today at 10:24:57 am
As a former Elections Inspector for Springfield Township, this type of behavior disgusts me to no end.
8  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Favorite country of the United Kingdom on: Today at 10:23:22 am
They're all safe havens for Protestantism, so this is a difficult choice.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: If you could bring one former poster, who would that be? on: September 19, 2014, 11:17:30 pm
Hantheguitarman.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The t_host1 Institute of Comedy on: September 19, 2014, 11:11:14 pm

I'm quite unsure why someone would compare me to the departed Emperor Palpatine. Nevertheless, it is amusing.
11  General Discussion / History / Re: How Gary Hart's Downfall Forever Changed American Politics (NYTM) on: September 19, 2014, 11:05:07 pm
Interesting article.
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Past Election What-ifs (US) / Re: 1968: Romney vs Humphrey vs Wallace on: September 19, 2014, 03:41:37 pm
I only ask about the black business stuff because the administration received flak for it from integrationists while there were some radicals who were open to it, as it was viewed as separatism.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Rate Preceding Poster's 2014 Prediction "Hackness" from 0 to 10 on: September 19, 2014, 03:39:56 pm
Seems to be about a zero.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: hearts vs spades on: September 19, 2014, 03:27:57 pm
If you like spades, why not go all the way and graduate to bridge?

I prefer "Magic, the Gathering" personally.

Huh.  I would not have pegged you for a Magic player.

Played it twice. A friend of mine in college and a bunch of our mutual friends apparently play it (it's rather strange that these are guys who are quite adept, socially, but who nevertheless harbor a semi-closeted affinity for sh#t like this), and taught me somewhat how to play. Rather interesting.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Senator Previous Poster most Reminds you of on: September 19, 2014, 12:52:33 pm
If it were 2012, I'd say Lieberman. These days, probably Casey or one of those security state lovers from Cali.
16  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Is arming the non-Kurdish Syrian rebels idiotic? on: September 19, 2014, 12:42:00 pm
Guess we'll find out.
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of FreedomHawk on: September 18, 2014, 06:34:09 pm
No opinion whatsoever.
18  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Are deliberately unemployed people a drain on society? on: September 18, 2014, 09:14:42 am
It's absurd that the idea of trading labor for currency, which in turn can be traded for goods and services, is so alien to this forum.

No, and a vast majority of us have no issue living life in this context.  I just understand that paid employment is akin to misery for many out there, and I do not believe that they should be thrust into this world and be expected to conform to what people before them have established as "the norm". 

Is personal fulfillment society's job? And if you can make it without conforming, good for you, but I see no reason for the rest of a town, state, or country to subsidize that.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring on: September 17, 2014, 11:34:16 pm
Rush starts the 22nd, so at least I have something to look forward to in this bleak existence.
20  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: What Made You Change Politically? on: September 17, 2014, 04:43:54 pm
I started out as a toned down version of Goldwater. What happened?

I went to university and watched people make stupid decisions* that will drastically affect their well being for years after. This lead me to believe that the government should take a strong role in discouraging poor decisions and encouraging good ones.

*My personal favourite was someone putting a Mediterranean cruise on their student line of credit.

How can we expect to improve as a people if the weak and stupid aren't allowed to weed themselves out?
21  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Past Election What-ifs (US) / Re: 1968: Romney vs Humphrey vs Wallace on: September 17, 2014, 03:46:22 pm
I have little reason to think that there would be substantial rhetorical difference between Romney and Nixon in regards to civil rights. Rather, I think it would be understood by many Southern politicians, especially in the GOP camp, that Romney was a lot less willing to "play ball" with them, and also lacked any debt to them that Nixon did post-convention (Thurmond likely would have led the Southern delegations in support of Reagan without Nixon). With that in mind, Romney and Nixon would likely have said many of the same things, but the South would nevertheless be less friendly to him.

Would Romney propose any of the "black business" ideas that Nixon did on the campaign trail? I would think he might be more attracted to overall integration as opposed to Nixon's minority-specific business programs that he enacted while President and mentioned during the election.

I also have to wonder if Reagan would be too inexperienced to be chosen for Vice President. Romney may have opted for a moderate Southerner or a Northern conservative instead that already had a few years under their belt--maybe Jim Rhodes, Norris Cotton, Thruston Morton, Roman Hruska, Everett Dirksen, or even Jim Tower of Texas.
22  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Oui, Mr. President (RIP Nappy) on: September 17, 2014, 03:32:46 pm
Love this. Does this mean elections are suspended? Also, I look forward to seeing how and if the U.S. government handles the revolutions of 1848, and if America's czars must face the uprising of the masses in the 1910's.
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: hearts vs spades on: September 17, 2014, 09:16:48 am
I prefer "Magic, the Gathering" personally.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the Previous Poster's Signature: The Wrath of Khan on: September 17, 2014, 08:52:50 am
Lol. I rejoice at the sight of the other countries' flags falling.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of NJ Christian on: September 17, 2014, 06:07:19 am
Literally fascist (as someone who admittedly overuses the epithet).

People keep assuming this is an insult. Not sure why.

In any case, FF obviously.
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