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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Chairmansanchez on: July 26, 2016, 02:41:18 am
You are confirming my point, Windjammer.

Your side on Atlas dishes out quite relentlessly. Fair enough. But you have to be able to stand the taste of your own medicine, otherwise you come across as thin-skinned.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Chairmansanchez on: July 26, 2016, 01:03:00 am

And I don't understand what he did to piss so many people off.


Many Hillary supporters on this site are comically thin-skinned, that's the reason for this thread. Check out the DNC convention thread.

Voted FF. Sanchez provided a lot of entertainment last night!
3  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: BREAKING: Major terror attack/shooting in Munich on: July 23, 2016, 05:09:52 am
From the press conference:

* attacker was in psychiatric care
* was taking antidepressants
* failed recently at a school exam
* amok literature was found in his room
* no connection whatsoever to IS or radical Islam

Have they explicitly mentioned "radical Islam" at all? From what I have understood they merely ruled out ties to IS.
4  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: BREAKING: Major terror attack/shooting in Munich on: July 23, 2016, 02:26:05 am
While the police investigation is far from concluded we may assume that this is yet another instance of radical islamic terrorism. A mix of factor seems to have been the reason as the terrorist is said to have been mentally ill. This obviously raises the question how such a person was able to acquire a gun in Germany of all places.

5  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Conservative Christian pastor would vote for Trump over Jesus on: July 20, 2016, 03:20:53 am
I strongly disagree with the pastor's words. That said, the title of the thread is highly misleading and should be changed.
6  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Labour Party (UK) Leadership Election, 2016 on: July 19, 2016, 04:38:27 pm
The current Labour elite makes Ed Miliband look like a major heavyweight. Who would have thought that in early 2015.
7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What happened to our far left posters? on: July 19, 2016, 10:08:35 am
The last that has been seen of TNF was genuine praise for North Korea because apparently it managed to avoid the shackles of capitalism. I'm glad if we don't get to read more of that.
8  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: On-Going Military Coup in Turkey on: July 16, 2016, 09:54:10 am
Several media outlets report that at least one soldier was beheaded by an angry mob in Istanbul. Hopefully that's incorrect.

However, there seem to be authentic pictures of soldiers being flogged on the street en masse.
9  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama posts scholarly article on: July 15, 2016, 04:39:49 am
For all his flaws Trump shouldn't be criticized for doing too little for social welfare. Creating job opportunities is about the best you can do for social welfare.

As for Obama it surprises me that between his presidential duties in this hectic world and rare hours with his family he's apparently found the time and resolve to work on a scholarly paper.
10  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Dozens reportedly mowed down, killed by truck at Nice Bastille Day parade. on: July 15, 2016, 03:01:28 am
Radical Islam. Horrible.

11  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Atlasia Chronicle - Mid-July 2016 Polling on: July 14, 2016, 03:15:22 am
Great poll overall but when you're forced to decide who'd get your 6th, 7th, 8th etc. reference in a hypothetical Labor primary it starts getting a bit tiresome.
12  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: PiT for Southern Governor on: July 04, 2016, 11:43:53 am
I have only just recently started paying attention to Atlasia again so I'm glad to have contributed* to your victory with my vote. Congrats!

*Assuming the requirement to have a certain number of posts to be able to cast a vote no longer exists
13  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Austrian Elections & Politics 2.0 (Presidential Election: April 24 & May 22) on: July 01, 2016, 09:02:42 am
A good decision. Sloppiness and irregularities have no place in a proper vote counting process.
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: July 2016 Southern Election on: July 01, 2016, 07:48:10 am
Governor

PiT

Legislature

1. Golfman76
2. Santander
3. dfwlibertylove
4. Siren
5. Peebs
15  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: June 2016 Federal Election on: June 26, 2016, 03:16:08 am
Leinad/Lumine
16  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Opinion of BLM/anti-Trump protesters blocking traffic on: March 19, 2016, 02:19:13 pm
It's morally wrong and counterproductive for their political cause.

If you are a protestor and block major roads you don't just prevent Trump supporters from attending stupid rallies but you are also a douche to the single mother who works two jobs to make ends meet and is in a hurry to go home to her kids.
17  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Who holds the blame for the events in Chicago? on: March 12, 2016, 05:39:17 am
Which group started the attacks? That's the most pressing question.
18  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Utter chaos occuring at cancelled Trump rally in Chicago right now on: March 12, 2016, 04:05:16 am
Will those left-wig protesters ever learn? They do this kind of thing a lot in certain European countries and all it ever does is help the other side.
19  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Swiss Elections & Politics (18 October 2015) on: February 28, 2016, 03:27:04 pm
Why did people vote against the deportation initiative? Are they tired of the SVP pushing this issue?

 The short answer: The SVP was beaten at their own game.

The usual way immigration issues are debated in Switzerland is as follows: The SVP manages to provoke, exaggerate and create some hysteria. This time around, however, the anti-SVP campaign did just that in the last few weeks of the campaign by focusing their message and, yes, spreading effective misinformation.

To some of you who posted in this thread, please don't take this the wrong way. I appreciate all of your input on Switzerland-related affairs as I don't have a lot of the time to post here but part of that effective spread of misinformation by the no-campaign has become visible in this very thread. The main reason for this, of course, is that foreign journalists don't normally know a lot about Switzerland. I can't blame them. We have a weird political system and just aren't that important on a global level.
The notion, for instance, that foreigners would have been deported for mere speeding has no basis in fact whatsoever. The text of the initiative stated that a person could only be deported if he/she were handed down a verdict by a court. Clearly, speeding tickets and similar negligible offences would not have been dealt with in court. Also, to be deported for something minor a foreigner would have had to commit repeated offences (at least twice). Shortly, the idea that huge numbers of people would have been deported for petty misdemeanour is factually incorrect.

Another reason why the initiative failed, and perhaps the most important one, is that the SVP wanted to establish a mechanism of "automatic deportation". If a foreigner had committed (a) certain offence(s), the judge in question would have had to deport him/her upon handing down a verdict without the option of taking into consideration the defendant's individual situation. So even if a foreigner had spent all of his/her life in Switzerland and lacked ties to his/her country of origin, he/she would have been deported. Many considered this a fundamental change of our legal system and a severe infringement of the separation of powers and therefore opposed the initiative.

Finally, tough deportation laws are going to take effect this year anyway as the majority of Swiss citizens approved a constitutional clause on that front in 2010 and granted parliament a time frame of five years to pass such legislation.
20  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Swiss Elections & Politics (18 October 2015) on: February 28, 2016, 07:37:24 am
First federal projection by SRF (Swiss Broadcast Corporation):

Deportation initiative: 41% yes, 59% no

Ban on financial speculation with foodstuffs: 40% yes, 60% no

Tax breaks for married couples initiative: 50% yes, 50% no

Construction of a second road tunnel through the Central Swiss Alps: 57% yes, 43% no
21  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump wants to 'open up' libel laws so he can sue press on: February 27, 2016, 01:34:18 am
Trump just comes off as a bitter and overly sensitive old man to me. I don't get his appeal and luckily I don't have to. Take his "speech" after the announcement of Christie's endorsement yesterday, for example. He kept rambling about how nasty Rubio was as he was noticeably furious following a disastrous debate performance that shed light to his weaknesses.

What is President Trump going to do when he feels that Putin was mean to him? You can't be president if you are that thin-skinned and blatantly weak.
22  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: February 2016 Federal Election on: February 21, 2016, 03:12:55 pm
President

Leinad/Cris

Mideast Senate

Write-in: AmIEvenEligibletoVote?CheckmyPostCount
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Clinton campaign trying to lower expectations in Nevada with false statistics on: February 12, 2016, 02:16:14 pm
This is not a sign of confidence. Some in the Clinton campaign seem to be panicking.
24  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: WHO won the PBS Democratic debate? on: February 12, 2016, 03:04:38 am
In what pundits have said to be a potentially game-changing turn of events, post-debate analysis reveals that Hillary and Bernie supporters alike claim victory for their respective candidates!
25  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Rubio's gaffe: how bad is it? on: February 07, 2016, 04:46:51 am
The reactions to that gaffe are way overblown. Rubio will come in second in NH and cement his status as the establishment candidate.
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