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1  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: What Mixed Party tickets would be interesting to see? on: January 20, 2017, 10:55:44 pm
Nixon/Connally '72, duh. I believe Eisenhower in 1956 considered dropping Nixon for Ohio Govermor Frank Lausche (D), stating at one point he'd always wanted to run with a Catholic.
2  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: How confident are you in the existence of a Supernatural Power? on: January 20, 2017, 10:16:23 pm
God either is, or isn't there

I'm actually increasingly tempted to disagree with this statement.

Some terrifying middle ground!?

I wouldn't call it a "middle ground". I'm saying that the statements "God exists" and "God does not exist" - along with a variety of other seemingly mutually exclusive metaphysical statements - might simultaneously be true.

Given that my conceptualization of God is not as something that would be by human standards "empirically measurable", I would have to begrudgingly concur, though in no meaningful sense. That said, my main point--that whatever the facts may be, they are not affected by our beliefs--I believe holds true. Even if God exists for some and not for others, we are hardly in a position to decide that.
3  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of egalitt on: January 20, 2017, 10:10:52 pm
Is there any list of banned persons with the reasons for them to be banned?

The first word of his sig would be pronounced "eagiliktin". Super sus, all other sus stuff aside.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / MOVED: Opinion of "Sunbelt Suburban Sprawl" on: January 20, 2017, 10:06:43 pm
This topic has been moved to Individual Politics.

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=256907.0
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / MOVED: Liberals of Atlas, what type are You? on: January 20, 2017, 09:56:54 pm
This topic has been moved to Individual Politics.

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=256901.0
6  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Is it normal to get mad when someone tells you to pray? on: January 20, 2017, 09:54:44 pm
"Normal" is defined by context. So, it depends.
7  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: How confident are you in the existence of a Supernatural Power? on: January 20, 2017, 09:52:11 pm
God either is, or isn't there

I'm actually increasingly tempted to disagree with this statement.

Some terrifying middle ground!?
8  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: How would a potential Bernie inauguration look like? on: January 20, 2017, 08:38:17 pm
The topic is poorly worded.
9  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Why do some people hate the environment so much? on: January 20, 2017, 08:36:58 pm
Selfishness.
10  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Barack Obama changed my life on: January 20, 2017, 08:31:45 pm
If only your idol had been a steel worker or a programmer instead...

Those are two odd occupations to list together.

Both imply membership in a workforce of some sort (though both sadly also imply an industrial/postindustrial society and all the associated vice and atomization; we can't all be feudal serfs or lumberjacks, sadly).

Oh, I see. So it's just an anti-academia thing. Fair enough. Tongue

More of an anti-politics thing. I have a great relationship with the academics. Political hero worship (and the associated belief in the earthly Salvation of Man) is triggering.
11  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: How confident are you in the existence of a Supernatural Power? on: January 20, 2017, 08:25:06 pm
Doesn't matter. God either is, or isn't there; regardless of what we believe or how often we pray. God help us all.
12  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The JJC Landfill for Absurd, Ignorant, and Deplorable Posts VI on: January 20, 2017, 08:23:59 pm
In general, liberal democracy and communism share the sorry feature of creating circumstances that allow for the rise of fascism, but in different ways. Liberal democracy serves as the staging ground--both electorally and socially--while communism provides both a convenient foil, and a convenient point of mobilization. Looks like the Doom of Man is everyone's fault; surprise, surprise.
13  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Barack Obama changed my life on: January 20, 2017, 08:21:10 pm
If only your idol had been a steel worker or a programmer instead...

Those are two odd occupations to list together.

Both imply membership in a workforce of some sort (though both sadly also imply an industrial/postindustrial society and all the associated vice and atomization; we can't all be feudal serfs or lumberjacks, sadly).
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Why are most Democrats in the Atlas forum community staunch progressives? on: January 20, 2017, 08:19:51 pm
Types of Democrats who use the Internet: "progressives".
Types of Republivand who use the Internet: while Trumpistas may control the underworld, here, there is a more substantial presence of "I'm a Republican, but..."

In both cases, this is representative of demographics who frequent the Internet overall. We're not the Yahoo news comments section, at least.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Barack Obama changed my life on: January 20, 2017, 08:17:25 pm
If only your idol had been a steel worker or a programmer instead...
16  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Mine Eyes Have Seen the Glory! on: January 20, 2017, 11:15:30 am
Mine eyes have seen the glory
of the coming of Bernie;
he is trampling out the vintage
where the grapes of wrath are stored;
he hath loosed the fateful lightning
of his terrible swift sword;
his truth is marching on.
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
Glory, glory, hallelujah!
His truth is marching on!

That doesn't even rhyme!
17  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: If you were in Congress would you boycott the inauguration? on: January 19, 2017, 11:27:21 pm
Yes.  I'm not even watching it tomorrow.  I'll likely be stoned all day.

One of the remarks about Belarus is that Lukashenka benefits from having a population addicted to alcohol.
18  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you ever been to a Native American reservation? on: January 19, 2017, 04:36:57 pm
Hopefully for work someday.
19  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I need Atlas' help! on: January 19, 2017, 12:23:45 am
Man, having no meaning in life, can only seek purpose in its antithesis.
20  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you ever feel lonely? on: January 18, 2017, 09:08:13 pm
I feel lonely pretty often.

How about all us lonely peeps start an Atlas Colony? It'll be like a big frat/sorority and we can also act as a temporary shelter for dejected Atlas Democrats who have lost their way in the age of Trump!

And no Tendies, we won't be setting up this colony in the Austrian countryside.

I have the most experience leading Greek organizations, so I would be a natural fit for leader.
21  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: 2024: Is Wyoming a blue state yet? on: January 18, 2017, 02:21:11 pm
This [mumbles incoherently] school of thought regarding the parties changing stems from the (correct) idea that the Republicans since the 1850's have been, to some extent or another, a "business party" and the Democrats have, similarly, framed themselves as a "people's party". There is also the fact that the parties since, what, the 1960's, have been in a process of narrowing themselves down and adhering to a bit more ideological rigor. I would have to assume that the primary process allowed this to occur; instead of what basically constituted clientelism via party bosses and defined interests, you as a candidate had to craft a message explaining why you were better than other potential nominees; this favored high turnout and ideological groups, as opposed to some allegedly calculation by party bosses.
22  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Would Obama pardon the previous poster and for which offense? on: January 18, 2017, 09:46:43 am
Despite having locked a number of President Obama's female cabinet secretaries in his basement, Tender was surprised to hear that the 44th President had pardoned him. As it turned out, Obama wanted to be popular among Bernie Bros and other Intercretins, so he did the "smart thing". Nevertheless, Tender was soon extradited to Austria by the incoming administration for similar crimes.
23  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Should I get a tattoo of Obama's logo? on: January 18, 2017, 09:42:37 am
No. I wonder what you will do when you regret this (if Obama does something really bad) or when in the future you realize this was meaningless.

A person based tattoo or related to a person is almost always wrong !

Uh...



Your point? That's stupid too!
24  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: A New America - 2020 Primaries (Love is A Battlefield) on: January 18, 2017, 09:30:30 am
Voorhees!
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Eharding on: January 18, 2017, 12:04:55 am
The Civil War was (A) determined to happen because of Southern secession; (B) A necessary occurrence given the inevitable disparities between northern industrial "free labor" capitalism and southern agrarian neo-feudal slave-based capitalism. A lot of "material revolutions" are determined by bloodshed. In any case, the sooner the "question" was resolved, the better, given that it allowed the United States to advance economically afterwards.

In any case, HP. There can only be one viable R-MI avatar, and that job is already taken!
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