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1  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: United Kingdom Referendum on European Union Membership on: Today at 03:00:23 pm
I cracked up at the phrase 'the online campaign to stop blaming him for Brexit'.
2  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of David Cameron's achievements on: Today at 01:31:54 am
Eden-tier.
3  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: David Cameron's legacy on: Today at 01:29:16 am
He'll be remembered as that guy who put his dick in a dead pig and accidentally destroyed the UK on a losing bet.
4  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: World's most demented electoral system? on: June 24, 2016, 07:25:35 pm
I'm not sure if this counts as an 'electoral system' but the Japanese House of Peers under the Meiji Constitution was partially actual peers elected by their fellows like Scottish and Irish representative peers, partially higher-ranking peers who held their seats automatically, partially representatives elected from a property-limited franchise (technically, a tax-burden-limited franchise, much like how Japanese feudal domains were measured by projected agricultural yield rather than land area), partially representatives elected by the members of something called the Imperial Academy, and partially directly nominated by the Emperor, with terms of either seven years or for life, and with three different minimum ages, each depending on which box you checked.
5  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Scottish independence referendum 2017? on: June 24, 2016, 05:36:04 pm
Obviously - I can't vote. I thought the last ref was devoid of a plan and had no cause other than emotion and sentiment. BUT this time there would be a legitimate and tangible justification...
6  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: United Kingdom Referendum on European Union Membership on: June 24, 2016, 03:55:17 pm
Any chance that Parliament won't come up with the votes necessary to enact Article 50?

If so, what happens then?  Mass chaos? 

I'm sure a Brexiteer Prime Minister will whip it good.
7  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Italian Elections and Politics, 2016 ed. on: June 24, 2016, 03:37:44 am
Also, if anyone's interested, I can do graphs comparing 2016 results in big cities with the previous elections. I might end up doing them even if nobody is interested, but any interest would provide additional motivation. Wink

Please do!
8  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Conservative Party (UK) leadership election, 2016 on: June 24, 2016, 03:12:04 am
Buh-bye, Hameron.
9  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of David Cameron on: June 23, 2016, 11:52:15 pm
Today I want to talk
about me and pork.

I get a kick out
of getting my dick out
so let no one doubt
it's going in a pig's mouth.

As I said
I'm gonna get me some head
from a pig who's dead.

This is big.
I'm gonna stick my dig in a pig.

Gettin' piggy with it (x4)


(HP)
10  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Best and Worst Senators of the Past 50 Years: Massachusetts on: June 23, 2016, 11:50:22 pm
Familiarity breeds contempt with these people, at least for me. Brown for worst, didn't vote for best.
11  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: United Kingdom Referendum on European Union Membership on: June 23, 2016, 11:19:16 pm
BBC CALLS IT!!!!

Cranking the Vera Lynn right now! Cheesy

Come to think of it, seeing as she's still alive, I wonder how she voted. I could see her coming down either way, based on what I know about her.
12  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: United Kingdom Referendum on European Union Membership on: June 23, 2016, 08:30:42 pm
Leave lead down to 22K.  I will now accept my accolades for my prediction about London making it tighter.

Now you are doing exactly the same! You have to look at the pattern.
I didn't say that Remain would win once London came in--just that the margin would get closer.

And nobody in this thread suggested otherwise.
13  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: United Kingdom Referendum on European Union Membership on: June 23, 2016, 08:25:37 pm
How's turnout in London?
14  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: United Kingdom Referendum on European Union Membership on: June 23, 2016, 08:06:31 pm
Why is everyone acting like Leave has won?  There's not even close to enough votes to show anything at this point, except that Leave is outperforming the polls.
The polls were 52-48 to Remain though. Leave outperforming the polls makes it likely Leave will win.
Dude, less than 20 districts have reported out of 382 total.  That number is anything but conclusive.

You're the same person who freaked out every time the networks made a call in the primary season and claimed "TOO EARLY!!!"  No credibility!
If you seriously think that less than 10 percent of the vote is enough to make a call, then you need your head examined.  The US media got burned when they did it in 2000, and it will happen again as long as they keep doing it that way.  At least the BBC is responsible in labeling it as "Too Early to Call."

There's a reason why 2000 is always, every single time, the example you use for this.
Less than 10 percent of districts in, and Leave is winning.  That means nothing.  If Leave is still winning when 80-90% is in, then I'd be more comfortable saying that Leave wins the day.

There's

there's a whole world of intermediate space between 'it's too early to call! Early results mean nothing!' and making a final call. It doesn't have to be one or the other.
15  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: United Kingdom Referendum on European Union Membership on: June 23, 2016, 07:59:20 pm
Why is everyone acting like Leave has won?  There's not even close to enough votes to show anything at this point, except that Leave is outperforming the polls.
The polls were 52-48 to Remain though. Leave outperforming the polls makes it likely Leave will win.
Dude, less than 20 districts have reported out of 382 total.  That number is anything but conclusive.

You're the same person who freaked out every time the networks made a call in the primary season and claimed "TOO EARLY!!!"  No credibility!
If you seriously think that less than 10 percent of the vote is enough to make a call, then you need your head examined.  The US media got burned when they did it in 2000, and it will happen again as long as they keep doing it that way.  At least the BBC is responsible in labeling it as "Too Early to Call."

There's a reason why 2000 is always, every single time, the example you use for this.
16  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: United Kingdom Referendum on European Union Membership on: June 23, 2016, 07:11:21 pm
Quote from: The Torygraph liveblog
Matthew Holehouse, in Brussels, says things have turned sour at the Funky Monkey bar.

The party's over in Brussels. The Funky Monkey, an Irish pub next to the European Commission HQ, had been packed when polls shut at 10pm, and officials were in high spirits as Gibraltar declared at 96 per cent for in.

But as Remain were dealt two heavy blows in Sunderland and Newcastle, the mood suddenly turned sour. "F---!" shouted one official. Others had tears in their eyes and headed for the door. At half past one local time, the TVs were turned off, and staff trudged home.  Over the road, lights were burning all over the Berlaymont HQ. At 10.30am Donald Tusk, Jean-Claude Juncker and Mark Rutte will meet to digest what it all means for Europe.
17  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: United Kingdom Referendum on European Union Membership on: June 23, 2016, 07:02:54 pm
Broken Britain, et cetera.
18  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: United Kingdom Referendum on European Union Membership on: June 23, 2016, 06:57:05 pm
Lewisham allegedly at 83% for Remain, per unconfirmed reports on Torygraph liveblog.
19  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Japan 2016 - July 10 on: June 23, 2016, 06:54:14 pm
I saw a funny set of pictures in a Japanese election discussion board.  

This is a picture from a Young LDP collegiate conference to support the LDP in the upcoming election



This is a picture from a similar conference for DP.



The difference is clear.  It is dress of course but there is also a gender gap.   Given my dress habits even though I am clearly on the Far Right I would rather attend the DP conference.

I honestly can't tell whether or not the DP picture is from an all-women's university.
20  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: United Kingdom Referendum on European Union Membership on: June 23, 2016, 06:52:11 pm
So, maybe terrible comparison, but could it be said that Labour Leave voters would be equivalent to the Sanders wing of the Democratic party?

More like "Reagan Democrats"

Like if the 'Reagan Democrats' had actually voted for Reagan, yeah. 'Nixon Democrats' would be a better description of these sorts of people.
21  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Name your future children on: June 23, 2016, 02:58:38 am
In my pathetic domestic fantasies, one boy, Joseph Francis, and two girls, Maya Therese (or Felicity Maya) and Constance Judith.
22  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: United Kingdom Referendum on European Union Membership on: June 23, 2016, 01:34:03 am
Somebody asked over three hundred Edinburgh-area Grindr users their opinions on the referendum. Of these, Grindr User Stephen has pretty much my exact opinion.
23  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Which religions seek to actively convert people (besides Christianity & Islam)? on: June 23, 2016, 12:39:21 am
Sorry for the double posts, but atheists seek converts too. But as they say, if atheism is a religion, then bald is a hair color.

I didn't think it was possible to reach critical mass of Trite in only two not-very-long sentences, but somehow our own The Obamanation has managed.
24  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of #TheShadowyAbyss on: June 22, 2016, 02:08:34 am
Clear and present FF.
25  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The SteveMcQueen Theatre of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts V on: June 22, 2016, 01:58:07 am
Context: BRTD posted this sad little bit of sophomoric religious bickering in the Good Post Gallery:

Hillary is a proud Methodist. 

That's the best anti-Hillary argument I've heard yet! Who's proud to be a Methodist
Beats being a Catholic.

(And, yes, BRTD putting it in the Gallery would still be a bad post if it were some other religion he and Santander didn't like.)
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