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101  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: favorite U.S. city tournament (quarterfinals) on: November 23, 2014, 09:23:57 am
Boston, MA
Milwaukee, WI
Denver, CO
Portland, OR
102  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Andrew Cuomo vs Ebola on: November 22, 2014, 11:06:56 pm
Wow, Cuomo just might have a shot.
103  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Who are the five best Governors in America? on: November 22, 2014, 11:04:08 pm
What about Jay Nixon?

104  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you like cranberries? on: November 22, 2014, 08:53:27 pm
Hell yes (D)
105  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: President Obama approval poll on: November 22, 2014, 09:51:19 am
Neutral.
106  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Who are the ten best Senators in America? on: November 22, 2014, 09:50:15 am
No order:

Elizabeth Warren
Bernie Sanders
Kirsten Gillibrand
Sherrod Brown
Patrick Leahy
Ron Wyden
Jeff Merkley
Tammy Baldwin
Mark Udall
Chris Coons
107  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Who are the five best Governors in America? on: November 22, 2014, 09:47:25 am
1. Peter Shumlin
2. Mark Dayton
3. Jerry Brown
4. Jack Markell
5. John Kitzhaber
108  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Andrew Cuomo vs Kim Jong-un on: November 22, 2014, 09:45:43 am
Cuomo vs. Osama bin Laden next.
109  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Paul Kanjorski's (D-PA) comments about Rick Scott on: November 22, 2014, 09:45:15 am
I'm not on board with promoting murder, but the rest of the comments are 100% on.
110  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: What would your ideal form of government look like? on: November 22, 2014, 09:44:01 am
I'll do it like this.

1. Does your ideal form of government have a constitution? If it does, what absolutely must be included in it for you? No.

2. Is it a representative democracy or a direct democracy, or benevolent monarchy, or an elected and constitutionally-limited liberal monarchy, or a military police state dictatorship? Direct democracy would be closest. Essentially, it would be similar to a tribal system on extremely small levels.

3.  Is it fascist, corporatist, feudal, capitalist, mercantilist, socialist, or communist? Closest to pure communist.

4.  Is it federal or unitary or confederate? Closest to confederate.

5. Is it parliamentary, or presidential with checks and balances and a separation of powers? Neither.

6.  Is there a unitary executive, or two co-presidents for executives, or perhaps a triumvirate of executives, or some other number? Perhaps a cabinet elected on the national scale? Tribal leaders, again at very local levels.

7. How many lawmakers are there? One? Five? Or does each state/province/district get an equal number? Or does each state/province/district get a number based on their population?
Or perhaps lawmakers are chosen based on recognized demographics instead of a people in a particular territory (ex: a national representative for all blacks, a national representative for all whites, a national representative for all jews, a national representative for all atheists, a national representative for all women, a national representative for all those disabled, etc.)? The individual tribes would decide who their leader or leaders should be.

8. If there is body of lawmakers, is it unicameral or bicameral or tricameral? No.

9. Are lawmakers and executives and judges appointed or elected, how are they appointed/elected, who appoints/elects them? If people vote them in, what are the qualifications to be a voter, or is there universal suffrage? Are there term limits? No.

10. Is there freedom of religion and separation of church and state, or is it some form of theocracy? Complete freedom of religion (or lack thereof) within tribes.

11. Is there freedom for an independent media, and for freedom of speech/movement/assembly/petition? Yes.

12. Is there civilian control of the military? There is no military.

13. What is the legal status of political parties, are more than one allowed? No political parties.

14. If there are democratic elections, are they publically-funded? There aren't, so no.

15. Is there a respected right to Privacy, and a respected Due Process of law? Protection from torture? Protection from the Death penalty? Protection from Slavery and other involuntary servitude? Protection from Discrimination in the workplace, housing, marriage, adoption, medical treatment, etc.? Yes to AOTA

16. How much influence does government have in areas like social security, housing/shelter, food, healthcare, education, childcare, infrastructure, resource/environmental management, working conditions and wages, consumer protection, job creation, etc.? Essentially, programs like social security/medicare/medicaid/etc. wouldn't exist because the system of wealth would be, say, apples instead of a paper currency, rendering those types of programs useless. All healthcare, education and other similar needs would be taken care of by a group effort.

17. What is the tax structure like? No paper currency = no taxes.

18. Is one component of society valued over another? (examples: Educated over Uneducated, Rich over Poor, Property-owners over non-property-owners, Majority over Minorities, one Gender over the other, Straight over Gay, Old over Young, Able over Disabled, one Race/Ethnicity/Territory over the others, or certain Families/Bloodlines over the others, etc.) Absolutely not.

Kudos to Starwatcher for these.

Also, I'd like to echo this:

The "ideal" government is one that is stateless, classless and with full equality of outcome; but that's more of an ultimate outcome rather than something that can be imposed at will.
111  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: favorite U.S. city tournament (round 5) on: November 22, 2014, 07:58:45 am
Vancouver, WA
Milwaukee, WI
Chicago, IL
Portland, OR
Seattle, WA
Denver, CO
Washington, DC
Boston, MA
112  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of the state you live in? on: November 21, 2014, 10:23:17 pm
Pennsylvania suxxxxxxxx.
113  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you ever participated in a protest? on: November 21, 2014, 10:22:39 pm
Yes.
114  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: 2014 Selfie Creepfest/Post a picture of yourself thread on: November 21, 2014, 10:21:58 pm
Seriously, I thought ya'll might've been related.
115  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Do you support the upcoming Black Friday protests by Walmart workers? on: November 21, 2014, 03:18:35 pm
I support the protests, but I'm not sure if i'm going to have to work. If I'm scheduled, I'll have to.
116  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Gallup: US Postal Service, FBI and NASA are the best Government agencies on: November 21, 2014, 03:16:27 pm
USPS sucks
117  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Which scenario would you prefer? on: November 21, 2014, 11:18:24 am
Absolutely option 2. But I feel like Cuomo would mistake death points with actually killing posters. Which could be productive.
118  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Do you approve of Obama's executive orders on immigration? on: November 21, 2014, 11:16:29 am
Strongly disapprove. Obama is NOT my president.

Boy it must be nice to live in a country where you can say this without being hanged for treason.
119  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Who are the ten worst Senators in America? on: November 21, 2014, 11:15:05 am
No order:

Cruz
Paul
Graham
Inhofe
Sessions
McConnell
McCain
Alexander
Roberts
Rubio
120  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: In the following 2016 general election, what would you do ? on: November 21, 2014, 06:22:46 am
Probably vote for either the Greens or some Socialist party.
121  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Do you approve of Obama's executive orders on immigration? on: November 21, 2014, 06:22:13 am
Very strongly approve.
122  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Who are the five worst Governors in America? on: November 21, 2014, 06:21:26 am
In no particular order:

Scott Walker
Rick Scott
Paul LePage
Sam Brownback
Andrew Cuomo
123  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Hypothetical 2016 Democratic Primary on: November 21, 2014, 06:18:56 am
Webb.
124  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Warren and Sanders beat Hillary in Democracy for America survey on: November 21, 2014, 06:18:18 am
Where the hell did Rob Reichs name come from??

This is what I want to know.
125  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I Can't Believe It's Not From The Onion on: November 21, 2014, 06:16:11 am

This is so god damn funny.
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