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3026  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: LA Clippers Owner Donald Sterling under fire for taped racist comments to GF on: April 26, 2014, 06:34:56 pm
Also, the fact that he's getting an award from the NAACP... yeah.
3027  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: SaTVision News Channel: Beside The Ficus (Live Interview w/ President Duke) on: April 26, 2014, 04:25:52 pm
I think I shall.
3028  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Survey Atlasia: April Regional Senator Approval Ratings on: April 26, 2014, 04:25:00 pm
Labor has never needed maroon more. Tongue
3029  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Iggy Azalea on: April 26, 2014, 07:59:16 am
Pop music was terrible in the 1950s and 1960s. It got really good in the 1970s, took a slight dip in quality in the 1980s, peaked  in the early 1990s, and began a Dantesque descent into the stygian starting in 1998 or so. We may have just bottomed out with this.

One can only hope.
3030  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: SaTVision News Channel: Beside The Ficus (Live Interview w/ President Duke) on: April 26, 2014, 07:51:44 am
Jesus sign me up for an interview! Cheesy
3031  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: How early did some major D pols privately support SSM? Who privately opposes on: April 26, 2014, 07:08:58 am
Same-sex marriage emerged as the right-wing alternative to gay liberation during the early days of the AIDS crisis (ref. And The Band Played On), so probably ~1983-85, when the Party shifted right.

What? Explain more.
3032  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The Good Old Days are back! White House courts young heirs on: April 26, 2014, 07:06:06 am
In all seriousness I am in support of this sort of thing. New policies for new times.

White House Hosts ‘Next Generation’ Young and Rich

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His family’s Carlson company, which owns Radisson hotels, Country Inns and Suites, T.G.I. Friday’s and other brands, is an industry leader in enforcing measures to combat trafficking and involuntary prostitution.

Well that isn't so bad. I get that this forum likes to trash rich people, but can we accept that they are capable of good?

I suppose, but the fact is that by feeding off the labor of others who they don't pay a living wage for their work, and using said stolen money to splurge on themselves to insane degrees and buy political candidates, they are the dominant figures in an inherently rotten system that must be overthrown.

...you promised to stop.
3033  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Shattering the Ceiling: Clinton wins in 2008! on: April 25, 2014, 11:58:47 am
Think about it, it's possible.

Don't be surprised Obama escalated a damming scandal to destroy Hillary's presidency.


Your shameless trolling makes you the only who deserves to be pushed in front of a train.
3034  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Is it better to have an exciting or an uninspiring personality in life? on: April 24, 2014, 04:37:50 pm
Bland, dry, droll and monotone.
3035  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update for Everyone II - Less Boring, More Whoring on: April 24, 2014, 04:35:53 pm
No sex!
3036  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Quinn: Black Republicans Like Pro-Nazi Jews on: April 24, 2014, 04:31:14 pm
And I'm sure you guys will all applaud.
3037  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Lebanon Presidential Election 2014 on: April 24, 2014, 12:39:28 pm
The thought of a President Geagea is terrifying.
3038  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: Shattering the Ceiling: Clinton wins in 2008! on: April 24, 2014, 12:38:02 pm
Didn't India have a special election for Quayle's U.S. Senate seat in 1990 ?

no, that was lebanon.

Who will win the Lebanon primary?
3039  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: NY Times polls of four southern states (AR, KY, LA, NC) on: April 24, 2014, 01:03:22 am
William Kristol writes that the polls' results seem bogus due to the disingenuous responses to the presidential vote question in number 12:



Looking at these results, one becomes pretty inclined to declare this a rather bad poll. As Kristol rightly points a poll that shows Obama one point behind in Arkansas, when carried Arkansas in 2012 by 24 points. Similarly, the Kentucky sample is +3 Romney when reality was +23. The Louisiana sample is +3 Obama in a state Obama lost by 17, and the North Carolina sample is +7 Obama in a state he lost by 3, he notes. Feel free to dismiss it as "right wing media" but it was noteworthy enough for the BBC to mention it (which is where I read it first)

Nate Cohn writes that this can be explained by the "well-known bias toward the victor in post-election surveys. Respondents who voted for the loser often say that they don’t remember whom they supported, or say they supported someone else". This seems rather far-fetched to me however, considering polls show Romney victories in hypothetical re-votes and that the President is considerably underwater in the opinion polls, particularly in these states. It would seem the results of this poll, then, cannot amount for much.

The presidential vote question was asked of all adults. The 2014 election questions were asked of only registered voters.

You have to admit that it is a bit strange to see Romney in the twenties and thirties in states that he won.
If only 60% of the population votes, and someone gets 60% of the vote, they have just got 36% of the total vote.

As for the rest... I've read that post-election, when you ask someone who they voted for, a significant proportion of people who voted for the loser will say they voted for the winner. Something to keep in mind.

I mentioned this.
3040  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Election What-ifs? / Re: The Realm of Generations on: April 24, 2014, 12:13:30 am
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3041  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2014 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: NY Times polls of four southern states (AR, KY, LA, NC) on: April 23, 2014, 09:59:26 pm
William Kristol writes that the polls' results seem bogus due to the disingenuous responses to the presidential vote question in number 12:



Looking at these results, one becomes pretty inclined to declare this a rather bad poll. As Kristol rightly points a poll that shows Obama one point behind in Arkansas, when carried Arkansas in 2012 by 24 points. Similarly, the Kentucky sample is +3 Romney when reality was +23. The Louisiana sample is +3 Obama in a state Obama lost by 17, and the North Carolina sample is +7 Obama in a state he lost by 3, he notes. Feel free to dismiss it as "right wing media" but it was noteworthy enough for the BBC to mention it (which is where I read it first)

Nate Cohn writes that this can be explained by the "well-known bias toward the victor in post-election surveys. Respondents who voted for the loser often say that they don’t remember whom they supported, or say they supported someone else". This seems rather far-fetched to me however, considering polls show Romney victories in hypothetical re-votes and that the President is considerably underwater in the opinion polls, particularly in these states. It would seem the results of this poll, then, cannot amount for much.
3042  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is the update's existance a good thing for BushOklahoma? on: April 23, 2014, 06:47:14 pm
It certainly hurts his reputation. But judging by the quality of  advice his family gives him I don't think we're hurting him.

Surely a lot of us are now openly mallicoid t I doubt anyone started that way; it was his constant refusal to listen that did it. If there are some who are openly malicious then it's because o
3043  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: France: new Regions on: April 23, 2014, 12:27:46 pm
They are trying to abolish the départements?!!!
3044  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: lunch(eon) on: April 23, 2014, 10:41:07 am
Lief I've never seen Dinosaur BBQ lunches before! That sounds fantastic.
3045  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Is "Hey Soul Sister" one of the worst songs ever? on: April 23, 2014, 10:23:55 am
I feel like it's mildly racially insensitive.
3046  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: AggregateDemand on: April 23, 2014, 10:22:21 am
F[inks] off.
3047  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Bacon King Institute of Comedy on: April 23, 2014, 10:18:25 am
If it looks like a duck and acts like a duck and quacks like a duck...

Stones in glass houses dude.

But a bird in the hand is the smoking gun that broke the camel's back, n'est-ce pas?
3048  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: WalterMitty vs. MilesC56 on: April 23, 2014, 10:17:42 am
This is insulting to Miles.
3049  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Proportional Representation Act is garbage on: April 22, 2014, 09:10:33 pm
Surely the most straightforward solution is to simply permit the vacancy for the remainder of the term?
3050  General Politics / Economics / Re: Which is worse Hyperinflation or Deflation? on: April 22, 2014, 04:14:33 pm
People are actually arguing hyperinflation is worse than deflation? My God this forum is full of morons.

Huh Hyperinflation is worse than deflation. This is not actually a remotely controversial position.

Deflation basically means economic depression. Hyperinflation might eat out most of growth, but it doesn't generally lead to the same lows.

Well, speaking purely about economies, would you rather live in 1990s Japan or 1920s Germany?

Sorry, Antonio, but--while I'm not an expert on the subject and could be misinformed by the economic education that I do have--I'm going to have to part company with you on this one.

You don't need to be an expert in order to know the answer, and you, indeed, are correct.
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