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1  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / would guys like Roosh, Chateau Heartiste, Aaron Clarey etc on: February 10, 2016, 01:44:59 pm
exist if feminism didn't exist? My view is that despite there polar opposite views that someone like Andrea Dworkin and Roosh V are one in the same in that one wouldn't exist without the other. People like Roosh didn't exist in the supposedly more conservative 1950s and it seems that people like him only emerge in the context of a feminist-supporting society. Anyone agree?
2  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / southern Orange County on: February 03, 2016, 01:52:25 am
looking at a topographic map of southern California - there probably used to be a lot of open areas to build homes in such as in the LA Basin (running from Santa Monica all the way to Irvine) and in the Valleys to the north of that from Chatsworth to San Bernardino. In those areas it is pretty much all flat and relatively easy to build homes. In Orange County though, anything east of Irvine, it sounds like it would really be a pain in the ass to build homes in.

so the question I have is - why did developers want to start building homes in the 70s and 80s in that part of the county, when it seems to me that it would be harder to build homes there and there wouldn't be demand there like there would be in the LA Basin (Torrance, Anaheim etc).
3  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / which is more evil on: January 29, 2016, 12:36:59 am
someone who kills someone or someone who has somebody whacked? Obviously there is overlap and sometimes you find someone in the former more evil than the latter but I've tended to think that at least half the time, the person in category two is worse. The reason why is that in category 1, its not always planned but in category 2 it is planned and the fact they have someone else do something is sometimes indicative that they know right from wrong but don't care.
4  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Why is Iowa a blue state? on: January 28, 2016, 06:45:57 pm
Iowa is one of the last states where the Jim Oberstar/Jerry Costello/Bart Stupak type democrat has a foothold.
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: When will Tennessee become competitive? on: January 23, 2016, 01:10:55 pm
at this point the best the democrats can do is to start voting in gop primaries to bar people like blackburn and others from running statewide. People like Corker or Haslam are the best the dems can probably hope for in TN.
6  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / is brother Dean mentally ill? on: January 14, 2016, 08:45:36 pm
or is he just trolling? I mean I support the men's movement but even I was offended by this guy for saying gutterally offensive things. Even though I'm agnostic, I doubt what he does is what a true Christian would do. For those that don't know about him, he's the University of Arizona guy who randomly starts calling girls whores in public spaces.
7  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: There were actually a lot of liberal Republicans on: January 09, 2016, 06:29:22 pm
I'm actually looking at old ADA and ACU scores to study that question. What I found is that both parties were (on average) about 30 yards away from there own ideological end zones in those days
8  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: question for IndyTx on: January 03, 2016, 04:44:20 pm
to reiterate what ebsy said - i think that building new loop roads is sort of the malthusian argument. By that I mean that the more you build, people will just consume more land which will negate any extra roads built or something along those lines
9  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / what generation of american are you? on: January 02, 2016, 05:59:05 pm
if you were born somewhere else - you are Generation 0
if you're parents were born somewhere else - you are first generation

My dad's family - 2nd Generation
Mom's father's family - 3rd Generation
Mom's Mother's family - 5th generation
10  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / question for IndyTx on: December 29, 2015, 05:44:14 pm
you live in the Houston area if I recall - what is the word on the street about the 99 loop? I've looked at a map of what it's supposed to look like and it looks like it might be the longest beltway in the world.

Is there any opposition from environmentalists and the like (to the extent there are any in TX) that it's going to promote further sprawl/air pollution etc?
11  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Schnelly/JJ/Erickson era Miami impact on CFB on: December 29, 2015, 02:30:16 pm
On one hand, Miami of that era really was something impressive because they invented a new style of play and a new type of on-the-field personality. But by the mid 90s it was pretty obvious that everybody was copying there style (Bowden for instance) and now having players with clearly visible tattoos and guys like Aaron Hernandez makes me wonder if that era of Miami football is the progenitor of all of that.
12  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: what ten districts do you think has the highest percent of on: December 20, 2015, 10:50:25 pm
question for jimrtex - do you know where to find this info. It would be interesting to see what district has the highest median year home was built and which has the lowest
13  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / why are most MRAs libertarians? on: December 19, 2015, 12:30:42 pm
does it have to do with the fact that there's sort of an overlap between the type of people in both movements (single white guys in there 20s with neckbeards who like to play video games)?
14  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / any of you guys heard about the Steven Avery story on: December 18, 2015, 12:04:22 am
it's one of those cases that no one wants to hear and kind of makes everyone more cynical and when hearing it. It's one of those things where you'd like to be surprised but deep down, isn't -
15  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Andy Dalton vs Tom Brady on: December 17, 2015, 11:53:17 pm
Dalton - Brady is obviously HOF material but Doolin' Dalton is the New Kid in Town
16  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: are the dems conceding too much? on: December 16, 2015, 05:22:36 pm
The Dems are trying to takeback Senate, so that whenever there is a SCOTUS vacancy, the Alito-Roberts gerrymandering by the nxt reapportionment, will be thrown out.

Ah, what is in your mind, when you refer to the Alito-Roberts "gerrymandering?"  I don't think that they have been involved in that. They might be soon, if reapportionment is based on citizen or voter counts, but that will just add to the Pub House totals, and that would just be surplus for the Pubs. The Dems are already screwed without having to go there. The coup de grace was when the Dems lost all those Southern seats that have been trending Pub at warp speed in 2010. That put them effectively out of the House game. You get rid of all gerrymandering, and that might net the Dems a max of 10 seats based on my going over it all state by state. And that is not enough either.

the path to the majority runs through low single digit R seats. Surely the dems could find some Collin Peterson types to win them.
17  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / are the dems conceding too much? on: December 15, 2015, 09:48:56 pm
IDK it seems like the democrats are turning into the republicans when Vanderjagt was NRCC chair. The dems don't seem to get that open seats are the most winnable races and they seem unwilling to run good candidates against low-seniority R congresscritters.
18  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Mr. Illini's Chicagoland Township Map Thread on: December 15, 2015, 06:04:46 pm
btw, how did Rauner win Aurora?
19  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: who is worse - Joe Arpaio or Ross Mirkarimi on: December 13, 2015, 03:04:09 pm
Voted Apraio

They would tie, but the OP seems to think the other guy is a sheriff in some Texas city.

1) cities don't have sheriffs only counties (and SF is a county)
2) yes there is a Frisco, TX but Frisco is a nickname given to SF
20  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / who is worse - Joe Arpaio or Ross Mirkarimi on: December 12, 2015, 06:05:48 pm
both are ideologues on both ends of the immigration issue.
21  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / best vocalist for a music group? on: December 10, 2015, 08:28:24 pm
this is basically for groups where its there only responsibility. Obviously guys like Glenn Frey or John Lennon could do vocals but that wasn't there only role.
22  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Orange/DuPage/Nassau County on: December 10, 2015, 08:12:33 pm
Orange County - yes it votes republican but its also 70 degrees most of the year and there's plenty of "hip" areas.
23  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Strauss and Howe four turnings on: December 07, 2015, 12:39:09 am
what's your thought on it? In my view its pretty arbitrary and i think its hard to scientifically classify a generation. Nonetheless, I'm of the view is that to the extent it could be done, there need to be more generations -in my view a core of each generation and hybrids/gray areas.

I'll start with the Post WWII generation

Silent Generation Core (born in the late 20s/early 30s) - these were the kids in high school/college during the Truman years and the ones who were getting married at record numbers in the Eisenhower years.

Fringe Generation I (Mid 30s to Mid 40s) - elements of both silents and boomers. A lot of boomer icons were born in this time frame. This was the first generation to stop having children in large numbers and were the parents of the Xers.

Boomer Core (late 40s and early 50s) - these were the kids who experienced all the great stuff (and bad stuff) of the counterculture.

Late Boomer/Fringe Generation II (mid 50s to mid 60s) - they were largely children of the Silent Generation and came of age more in the era of punk music.

X core (late 60s/early 70s) - they were the teenagers in the reagan and bush sr years - grunge, mtv etc

Fringe Generation III - mid 70s to mid 80s - came of age in the 90s and mostly children of the boomer core. Most parents with young children are of this generation now

Millenial Core - late 80s and early 90s. Grandchildren of the Silents and children of Fringe Generation II. They are the generation of 9/11, Campus SJWs and IPhones.

anyone think that this makes more sense than Strauss and Howe's classifications?
24  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Mr. Illini's Chicagoland Township Map Thread on: December 06, 2015, 09:55:03 pm
And of course, I couldn't not do an annotated version.

When you say "Heavily Christian", do you mean Evangelicals or conservative mainline Protestants or just churchy people in general?

There's a sizeable Evangelical population (one of the largest megachurches in the USA is in South Barrington). It reminds me a bit of the rich populations of Orange County, whereas the North Shore is more like the rich populations of suburban New York or Boston.

I really want to do the same map but for the 2012 Presidential because that map would really show how different wealthy people in the Barrington area are from wealthy people along the North Shore.

yep, Barrington was part of Phil Crane's district years ago, who was sort of a Ted Cruz type.
25  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: What happened in Nebraska in 2012? on: December 02, 2015, 08:52:01 pm
he was seen as a carpetbagger.
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