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101  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: European Parliament Elections 2014 - Your Vote on: November 23, 2013, 12:54:35 pm
PES - the reality is in my constituency (North East) there's not enough seats for any Greens (let alone hard-leftists) to stand a chance, and the Labour candidates look reasonably good.
102  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: West German federal election, 1954 on: November 23, 2013, 12:07:03 pm
The Bavaria Party is being laughed at right now. The only concession which it extracted from Adenauer was a referendum on the reunion of the Palatinate region with Bavaria, which was overwhelmingly rejected by the Pfalzers.  Nothing in the way of independence or autonomy would be voted on.  The BP insists that it entered the government due to the necessity for stability.  Nonetheless, it is once again campaigning for independence for Bavaria.  Or autonomy.  No one knows. Once again led by Nick Clegg


Horrible government is horrible; clinging to SPD in hopes that we stand some chance of reversing the tide.
103  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: how much cash do you currently have in your pocket/wallet? on: November 23, 2013, 12:55:20 am
50 - withdrew yesterday for rent/petrol.
104  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: School Vouchers? on: November 23, 2013, 12:50:39 am
The rich shouldn't be able to buy their kids a better education.
Why not just improve public education to make it better than private education?

The point is that as long as the rich are allowed to buy their kids a better education, they're going to use that right. You can improve public education all you want, but so long as the rich can opt out of the system, it's going to be at a disadvantage and the wealthy are going to be able to perpetuate income inequality.

I don't really think that's the problem when it comes to income inequality. 

I went from an ordinary public high school to an elite east coast university full of prep school kids from Phillips Andover and such.  They had no leg up on me in terms of academics.  Richies pretty much use private schools so their kids can meet each other and perform a bunch of homoerotic rituals or whatever.  If it wasn't high school, rich people would just find some other marker of wealth and importance to waste thousands of dollars on.   

Even if all that were true (and its no secret the privately educated dominate), it'd be worthwhile achieving equality in one of the most important aspects of life, and shutting one door in which they're able to perpetuate their privilege.
105  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: The "Demon Sheep" Ad on: November 22, 2013, 09:39:04 pm
LOL f**king hysterical.

Listen to the selfish ones: they are the voice of accomplishment
106  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Forum Meat Census on: November 22, 2013, 09:16:27 pm
Seemed pertinent: http://www.nme.com/news/grimes/74002

Another meat eater. Although it makes me laugh how bolshy meat eaters show themselves to be when asked this question, whilst ridiculing vegans for it.
107  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What are you listening to right now? II on: November 22, 2013, 03:35:59 pm
Cure - Mint Car (live on Late Show with David Letterman, 1996).
108  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Canadian federal election, 1988 on: November 21, 2013, 04:43:43 pm
NDP till I die unless it's 2011 in Ontario and NDP goes populist.

109  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Comedy Goldmine on: November 21, 2013, 04:34:17 pm
at what point did krazen get out of hand?

After a union member took a s**t in his cereal.
110  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: 2013 Post-a-Picture-of-Yourself Thread on: November 21, 2013, 04:18:11 pm
Me on the laptop looking at you all! (probably)

Are you renting? Living rooms without carpets are just wrong.
111  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Canadian federal election, 1988 on: November 21, 2013, 02:33:16 pm

Speaking of which, where's Hatman's series gone?
112  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: West German federal election, 1950 on: November 21, 2013, 02:07:36 pm
Quote from: Acting like I'm Morrissey w/o the wit l
Socialism for Germany!

And thus eternal economic and legal doom and servitude.

Something 100% guaranteed by your 'social-market' horses**t.

Ugh, this forum is horrible. Sad

so much for it being a "left-wing circle jerk"

I've long maintained the leftist faction on this forum is no bigger than than either the liberals or conservatives - both of whom could be found populating that thread about the supposed leftist circle-jerk.

Looks like Atlas Germany may be even worse than the present version.
113  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: West German federal election, 1949 on: November 19, 2013, 10:41:01 pm
"Libertarian" parties are often fronts for right-wing nationalists. See for example the great proportion of neo-Confederate Paul supporters.
Certainly not at all these days- the FDP is genuinely neo/classically liberal/libertarian.

AKA corporate lackeys.
114  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: What Ideology Is Least Like The Above Poster's? on: November 19, 2013, 09:19:42 pm
115  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of TNF on: November 19, 2013, 09:17:20 pm
Certified comrade.
116  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: If the last three posters were running for POTUS who would you vote for and why? on: November 19, 2013, 09:02:43 pm
1. Arturo Belano
2. SLValleyMan
3. Goldwater
117  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: West German federal election, 1950 on: November 19, 2013, 09:00:32 pm

Socialism for Germany!
118  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of the preceding TV show on: November 19, 2013, 07:59:17 pm
Enjoyable, as ever.

119  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Are you surprised last night's South Park was nonsensical Left-wing trash? on: November 19, 2013, 07:13:30 pm
Well, that's convinced me. Tongue

Really, it's just the gospel of the reactionary to my ears. Moral virtues fitting conveniently with exploitation, noble suffering etc.
120  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 2016 Democratic Primary on: November 19, 2013, 07:11:45 pm
121  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Are you surprised last night's South Park was nonsensical Left-wing trash? on: November 19, 2013, 06:54:48 pm
Plenty of conservatives are good people who work hard and generally try to do the right thing, but simply don't share your political views.

Speaking of bizarre moral litmuses.

I don't see your point, care to elaborate?

The notion that "hard-working" is of primary concern in determining whether someone's a Good Person, or even that desirible a trait (as DC Al Fine's intimated: it appeals very much to his constituency).
122  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: I think it's time we had another talk about the krazen situation on: November 19, 2013, 06:28:24 pm
Read this thread and judge for yourself - I'm not convinced Torie's adverse to some of Krazen's beliefs, even if he does coat them in the desired sugary language. Makes WalterMitty look like a comrade.
123  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: HI Dem turns vigilante on homeless on: November 19, 2013, 05:13:44 pm
Hopefully one of them takes a sledgehammer to a better target, worthless f***er.
124  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Is Cohabitation Immoral? on: November 19, 2013, 04:33:58 pm
A friend of mine recently purchased a house with his girlfriend who will most likely marry, and while I don't think anyone has a moral problem with it there's very definitely a sentiment of "who the hell does that?" floating around. Even though things will be fine in all likelihood, if they were to break up I couldn't fault anyone (especially a potential future partner) for questioning their competency in long term decision making and priority setting afterwards. In that sense I get Link's point, though I don't see how something so impermanent as modern marriage would somehow make this scenario "better."

I understand the desire to erase these stigmas, yet who among you would enter a relationship with a single parent fresh out of some other dude/dudette's house with the same optimism as a relationship with a single, childless and financially independent person?

E: To be clear, I take no issue with cohabitation, but it doesn't shock or SCARE (wtf?) me that there are people that take it into heavier consideration when evaluating someone's personal responsibility and whether or not they'd like to take on any of it.

I dunno, that sounds like people are questioning it on financial grounds (perceived enormous commitment clashing with a casual setup) rather than morally. If they were renting a flat I bet no-one would think twice.
125  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What are you listening to right now? II on: November 19, 2013, 04:26:06 pm
Mansun - I Can Only Disappoint U.
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