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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / did krazen1211 quit the atlas forum? on: July 18, 2016, 08:25:44 pm
I just realized he hasn't been on here for 16 months.
2  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Describe the likely political views of the previous hypothetical person on: July 14, 2016, 01:06:09 am
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Race: White
Education: BA/MBA
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Occupation: Owner of a Porn Movie company, also has side businesses in the tabloid and casino industries
Religion: lapsed catholic
Hometown: Hempstead, NY
Marital status: Married, 1 child

Libertarian. Would vote GOP if they were less tied the "Moral Majority".

I could see him voting libertarian or not voting at all normally - but I definitely think he would be a Trump supporter
3  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: Describe the likely political views of the previous hypothetical person on: July 12, 2016, 11:14:24 pm
Age: 60
Gender: Male
Race: White
Education: BA/MBA
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Occupation: Owner of a Porn Movie company, also has side businesses in the tabloid and casino industries
Religion: lapsed catholic
Hometown: Hempstead, NY
Marital status: Married, 1 child
4  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Congrats to Senator Bennett... on: June 29, 2016, 01:43:02 am
anyone here see Bennett get Hart 1974/Ritter 2006 numbers?
5  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: who are some actors who could play a musician in a biopic on: June 28, 2016, 04:17:12 pm
Robert Patrick would make a good Don Henley.

you do realize a movie based off of the eagles would be henley age 24-33 roughly?
6  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / who are some actors who could play a musician in a biopic on: June 27, 2016, 04:22:47 pm
Josh Brener could play Nick Mason of PF
Russell Brand could play Freddy Mercury
TJ Miller could maybe play Bernie Leadon of the Eagles
Daniel Radcliffe could play John Lennon
Adam Driver could play Roger Waters

any others?
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Orlando: melting pot of 3rd world miscreants on: June 22, 2016, 11:39:23 pm
this guy should know that you do this type of stuff under a pseudonym. Ever heard of Ricky Vaughn?
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: John Lewis leads sit-in on House Floor to pass gun control legislation. on: June 22, 2016, 11:38:02 pm
well i'm of the view that there's nothing wrong with being skeptical of 2A and that they've run out of seats where being anti-2A could cost them anything. Nonetheless this is very 3rd world to occupy places and do the whole "call and respond" thing. I'm very much of the view that the dems have a lack of institutional control and that someone like Gephardt would never have let this happen. Was he pro-2A? I don't recall he was, but it seemed he had better discipline over his party
9  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / what are some music groups whose earlier stuff differs from what on: May 29, 2016, 02:03:02 am
they're known for?

For instance
- Fleetwood Mac under Peter Green had more of a blues sound to it
- BeeGees in the late 60s/early 70s was more similar to something like the moody blues
- Chicago's first three albums had more of a jam band sound

any others?
10  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / anyone ever heard the pre-disco beegees before? on: May 22, 2016, 01:17:04 pm
I had always thought of them as a disco group but apparently they had a few hits in 1969-1971 such as "I Started a Joke" (which I never knew was them), "Lonely Days" and "How Can You Mend a Broken Heart". Kind of reminds me of the moody blues. Anyone like that era of the bee-gees better than there disco stuff?
11  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / do other metro areas besides New York have accent variation within on: May 06, 2016, 12:40:25 am
the area? As I just alluded to, New York has sort of an insider-outsider feel to it with Manhattan (and the parts of Brooklyn near Manhattan) being full of outsiders and with there being no accent. In Brooklyn and Queens - that's where you find much of the descendants of the population of New York City in 1950 and where you'll find the whole stereotypical New York accent.

My guess is that you'll see this in some southern metro areas. Like in Atlanta, I would say much of the descendants of the population that lived inside the 285 50-60 years ago have probably moved outside the 285 while the people living inside the 285 now are mostly from out-of-state. So in places like Cobb County you have what you call the "townies" - people who have lived in the metro area for at least three or more generations.
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / describe a Goldwater/McGovern voter on: May 03, 2016, 01:32:32 pm
I wouldn't be surprised if there were at least some. My view is that it was someone who suffered some sort of midlife crisis in the eight intervening years. Someone who was a super mainstream type who went "off the grid". For someone who was fairly young in 1964, it was probably someone who became radicalized by something.
13  General Discussion / Alternative History / how would the dems downballot #s look like if McCain won in 2008? on: April 27, 2016, 05:49:39 pm
I mean I'd like to think the dems could keep winning downballot. But I also wonder if 2010 would simply happen under the next democratic president and that seats like TN-6 were like bombs that Obama accidentally detonated
14  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / any of you guys heard of Davis Aurini? on: April 23, 2016, 08:33:48 pm
I've seen some of his videos and a lot of them are good. However, he does seem like the most pretentious person I've ever seen on youtube. Here is his newest video
15  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / would you rather have congress or the supreme court on: April 10, 2016, 09:40:12 pm
if an R wins in 2016 - the dems probably win congress in 2018, pick up governorships, some state legislatures and are in a position to draw the lines in 2021 (or at least a court map)

if a D wins in 2016 - they can get a sc justice in - but beyond that are absolutely fukced downballot.
16  General Politics / Individual Politics / am i the only Trump supporter here? on: April 08, 2016, 09:42:01 am
it seems all political message boards - whether dem leaning or republican leaning hate Trump. Maybe its self-selection since trump supporters aren't particularly ideological.
17  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Rank the Trump children on: April 07, 2016, 05:20:03 pm
troll 10/10
18  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Trump's younger daughter on: April 07, 2016, 04:33:50 pm
Isn't she the daughter that Donald Trump supposedly wants to bang?

that's his older daughter he said that about
19  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Trump's younger daughter on: April 07, 2016, 02:41:05 pm
is there a backstory on this? It seems like it was his only kid who was noncustodial and that she lives in LA with her mother. Considering Trump had all the leverage and power in his second marriage, I would have thought he would have forced his second wife to live in the tri-state area as part of a joint custody thing.
20  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / opinion of thunderf00t on: April 05, 2016, 10:19:19 pm
I think he's one of the better vloggers on youtube and is pretty independent-minded (on one hand he's an atheist and left leaning, on the other he dislikes sarkeesian).
21  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / best keyboard player on: March 30, 2016, 12:19:25 am
22  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / were the Orange County republicans always far right? on: March 18, 2016, 03:48:58 pm
From what I know, that didn't really start until about 1952 when Orange County got its own congressional district and sent James Utt to congress, who was basically a john bircher, even though he never was out of the bircher closet. But one of California's senators at that time was Thomas Kuchel who was basically a Rockefeller republican and was from Anaheim. Keep in mind that there were only 200,000 or so people in the county in 1950 so we're definitely dealing with a numbers thing.

It could be possible that at the time, Orange County was more Ham n Eggs, Hiram Johnson type of zany politics that characterized the state before WWII and that the flood of people from all over the country is what turned the county into a John Birch stronghold by the 1965.
23  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / question about each decade on: March 17, 2016, 08:33:11 pm
was it frontloaded or backloaded?

I wasn't alive then but I think the 70s were frontloaded. The 70s started firing on all cylinders and then petered out. Like look at Led Zeppelin releasing a solid album almost every year and then after Presence ... nothing for three years and then followed up by the weak "In through the out door". Same thing with the eagles. A new album every year and then a three year hiatus before "The Long Run" which basically has no remnants of the sound that made them popular (the Take It Easy, Lying Eyes sound).

The 60s on the other hand or what people think of the 60s were probably more backloaded.

80s were probably evenly distributed but I see the most stereotypical 80s stuff in the late 80s (the obnoxious hairstyles, crack cocaine, the worst music etc).

90s were probably slightly frontloaded with grunge being the most popular from 91 to about 94.

50s were definitely backloaded - the Buddy Holly, Elvis, drive-in culture probably didn't take hold until about 1955 or 1956. The early part of the decade was more like the 40s with Perry Como and that type of music.
24  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: would guys like Roosh, Chateau Heartiste, Aaron Clarey etc on: March 04, 2016, 10:10:55 pm
I don't get is why he thinks that acting like a manipulative narcissist gets you chicks - I mean it will don't get me wrong but I'm the view that the only chicks you'll pick up are the bipolar/borderline bottom feeder ones with daddy issues.
25  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / the "prisoners vote for democrats" meme on: March 03, 2016, 11:33:49 am
is it really true or just half true? I mean I read a death row blog called MinutesBeforeSix and the guy on there (Thomas Whitaker) has said that he is the only white guy that he knows that would, if he could vote, go for Obama. Even if its true that prisoners would be democrats otherwise, couldn't it be a function that prisoners are heavily black and hispanic?
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