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11876  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Porcupine Polling: October Mideast Senate Race on: August 15, 2012, 06:36:53 pm
Cathcon, JCL and myself.
11877  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Official Index of Atlas Forum Memes/Running Jokes/Etc. on: August 15, 2012, 06:35:02 pm
Al using more adjectives in one post than the entire forum does altogether.
11878  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Name two states that the previous poster would overperform in... on: August 15, 2012, 06:33:39 pm
Over: CA, MA
Under: TX, AR
11879  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Political Quiz List. Are you a Quiz Whiz? on: August 15, 2012, 06:30:49 pm
Paul: 85%
Johnson: 84%
Goode: 71%
Romney: 63%
Stein: 61%
Obama: 45%

You Scored as Minarchist
Minarchists are libertarians who advocate a strictly limited government and usually a more decentralized form of it. Minarchists may vary in the degree to which they think that government should be limited, although the bare bones position is essentially nothing more than police, courts and the military. Minarchists tend to think that some minimum level of government is a necessary evil, or at least an inevitability. The contemporary libertarian movement in America is dominantly minarchist, although it has had a long history of dialogue and debate between minarchist and anarchist libertarians.

"Small L" libertarian   75%
Left-libertarian   67%
Paleo-libertarian 50%
Agorist 42%
Neo-libertarian   42%
Anarcho-capitalist 25%
Geo-libertarian    17%
Libertarian socialist 0%
11880  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition for Dave to give us Mods deletion powers on all boards on: August 15, 2012, 06:03:28 pm
Yeah, Individual Politics needs an active moderator.

Is it foolish of me to actually want to be a mod?

Depends. Is it an overwhelming need to be a mod, or is it more a "Oh, well, if MasterJedi/Gustaf is retiring then I'd be interesting in taking over that job, but I wouldn't want to moderate, say, Economics or Political Geography" sort of sense?

The latter. I don't feel a need to be a mod, but I feel like it would be cool to do something.
11881  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What are you listening to right now? on: August 15, 2012, 05:56:01 pm
Enter Shikari - Arguing With Thermometers
11882  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Am I a self-parody; and if so, how? on: August 15, 2012, 05:37:45 pm
I think you're taking these dumb "preceding poster" threads way too seriously.

^^^^
11883  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: opebo vs. Ayn Rand on: August 15, 2012, 05:35:48 pm
11884  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Name two states that the previous poster would overperform in... on: August 15, 2012, 05:34:34 pm
Over: Minnesota, Wisconsin (because of his German-Danish background)

Under: Utah, Mississippi (because of his non-belief)

o..........kay

Over: N/A
Under: N/A
11885  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: HagridOfTheDeep for At-Large SenateóNorth Myrtle Beach Campaign HQ on: August 15, 2012, 05:27:13 pm
Yeah Sam I saw the picture on Facebook jesus christ mate u ok
11886  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: It's just before midnight on November 6th... on: August 15, 2012, 05:13:24 pm
Would be more than ecstatic, would gloat, etc.

Also, to anyone saying "I hope he fails," that's kind of stupid, isn't it? To hope that we as a nation get worse just to get your party elected again? I hoped Obama would do great when he was elected. I hoped Tom Corbett would be a good Governor when he was elected, though I fervently campaigned against him. Shouldn't you at least hope things get better?
11887  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: California gubernatorial recall election 2003 runoff on: August 15, 2012, 04:46:27 pm
Wow, a 50/50 tie.

Which sucks because if I had voted, McClintock would've won.
11888  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: MA: Common Courtesy While Driving Act (Debating) on: August 15, 2012, 04:42:32 pm
his goes far beyond things that directly put people's lives in danger, and the fines are rather heavy considering the subjectivity that will go into enforcing this. 

Also, do anger management classes actually work?

I don't think a $500 fine is heavy for something like this. Everyone should feel safe when driving, which is why we have such hard crackdowns on drunk driving laws. Even if someone is sober, they can still kill someone behind the wheel of a car.
11889  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: Shameful omission by Romney and Ryan on: August 15, 2012, 03:43:20 pm


Sad
11890  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / Re: This map should depress Republicans on: August 15, 2012, 03:27:52 pm


No, this map is just stupid.


Obama-370
Romney-168


Now this map would
make Republicans cry.
11891  Election Archive / 2012 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / Re: CO, VA, OH, FL - Purple Poll: Romney vaults into the lead in the big 3 on: August 15, 2012, 03:22:23 pm
Romney's VP bounce. it wont last long.

This, unfortunately.
11892  Questions and Answers / How To / Re: Pictures in my Sig on: August 15, 2012, 03:14:51 pm
11893  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition for Dave to give us Mods deletion powers on all boards on: August 15, 2012, 03:14:06 pm
Yeah, Individual Politics needs an active moderator.

Is it foolish of me to actually want to be a mod?
11894  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: The sudden realization that there might be a god...(attention whoring?) on: August 15, 2012, 03:03:50 pm
All of these are very good points. Undergoing a bit of a spiritual identity crisis, but that's alright Tongue

Why are you asking us?

He states his reasons for asking in the op - he wants advice from a variety of people because he's not certain what to do with the information.

^^^
11895  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: The sudden realization that there might be a god...(attention whoring?) on: August 15, 2012, 02:26:56 pm
None of the 'signs' you listed are anything but mundane events. Holding back the rain? Seriously ask your self whether or not you think it not raining for a period of time when it's overcast is a 'large' sign. As far as cloud formations go, humans tend to patterns in things - with all the clouds that are constantly forming, we're bound to see some that look like stuff. Probably more so if we're intentionally looking for them. For instance...

Just type in "<topic> cloud formation" into Google images and you'll find a ton of stuff for that most likely.

As soon as I saw that you posted in this thread, I knew I was in for a ride Tongue I guess some of what you're sawying makes sense, but for the cloud formation to coincide specifically within the time frame in which I began to rediscover my faith is more than mundane and coincidental...
11896  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: The sudden realization that there might be a god...(attention whoring?) on: August 15, 2012, 02:17:20 pm
I once saw a cloud formation that actually looked like an entire world map. It was awesome. Since clouds are white, I interpreted it as some subtle hint at white supremacy.

But on a more serious note, it's nice to see that you seem to be discovering some faith. If you do find it, congratulations. However, (and I don't mean to belittle you) I tend to view cloud formations as a less than reliable source. I hope you find where you're going with this and it leads to the right place (wherever that is). Other than that I can't tell you much except that it doesn't seem fair that while I'm struggling with my faith right now, you're getting it handed to you on a silver platter. Tongue

Hahaha Tongue I think every teenager really undergoes a faith-related struggle. I lost my faith after I nearly lost my battle with depression, but I think finding it again will really help me become a happier person.
11897  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: MA: Regional Budget (In the works) on: August 15, 2012, 02:14:03 pm
I have some concerns about raising the sales tax, but I can't think of anything else to do.

This, honestly.
11898  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: MA: Common Courtesy While Driving Act (Debating) on: August 15, 2012, 02:12:48 pm
I can see both sides of this.  While I value personal responsibility, I feel that there need to be some laws regarding tjis issue.

I value personal responsibility quite a ton, but when it comes to possibly putting the life of another (or several) human being(s) in danger, there must be some laws to curtail the danger.
11899  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / The sudden realization that there might be a god...(attention whoring?) on: August 15, 2012, 02:09:20 pm
For the longest time, I built up a reputation of being very anti-religion, but also pretty defensive of one's right to practice whatever religion they choose. I've always had my doubts about god, whether or not there is one and if it's okay to believe in god but not to practice any religion and so on and so forth...but the other day, whilst on vacation in Maine, I was in the car, driving home from a trip that my girlfriend's family decided to take (minor detail: I was in Maine with my girlfriend's family, my girlfriend and my best friend, but that's not the point) anyway, we were driving back to our house in Buxton, Maine after a trip to the beach. I had my iPod in, tunes blasting, not really paying much attention to anything, when I looked up at the sky and saw the most unique cloud formation I had ever seen in my entire life. It looked like there were two angels, one praying, and the other one with its hand on the other's back...it was absolutely incredible. I thought I must have been hallucinating or something, but everyone else saw exactly what I saw...and it kinda seemed like a sign. You see, in recent weeks, I've started believing more and more in god...thinking 'well, what if?' and kinda asking god to show me signs if he was around, some of them were tiny signs such as asking for certain cloud formations (a star at one point, which I saw) and others were larger such as holding back the rain for a trip to downtown Portland (which it didn't rain until after we left) but this kinda threw me over the top...it was almost like an epiphany...but now I'm in huge need of spiritual guidance and of course being the profound intellectual that I am, I have sought the Atlas Forum for help. With such a diverse community of believers and non-believers, I want to know what to do religiously (or non-religiously) from this point on. I've considered dabbling in Buddhism or maybe trying to find a less extreme sect of Christianity to practice, but I'm just so confused...what say you? Is what I saw a sign or am I just exaggerating?
11900  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Rush Limbaugh vs. Glenn Beck on: August 15, 2012, 01:59:15 pm
I can actually listen to Beck without becoming fatally ill, so him.

I hate conspiracy theorists with a fiery passion and Beck is one of the worst of the worst.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alex_Jones_(radio_host)
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