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3026  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Pacific needs a voting booth opened on: June 21, 2015, 10:39:49 am
The fundamental problem here is that literally no one took notice of the fact that we had an election scheduled. Putting up the notice slipped the mind, but curiously no one objected. If the CJO wants to rule by decree I applaud him for at least getting things done. You can't have a government function if only 1-2 people are actually bothering to engage. And it's not like I haven't tried to draw in more people, but between other regions and federal appointments all the leading Pacificans have been drawn out instead.
3027  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: President of Spokane NAACP outed as white imposter on: June 19, 2015, 09:46:21 pm
Transracial makes more sense than transgender, honestly.

But it's less real.

Only feels are real.

Like the feels that make trans people kill themselves? The ones caused by people like you?

The fact that mentally unstable people act unstably is unfortunate, but I don't see how it makes their cause somehow a noblesse oblige. Depressed people kill themselves. Grad students kill themselves. Religious extremists kill themselves. People do terrible, selfish things for all manner of reasons.

Some are willing to die to tear down the immutability of morality and objective reality to establish a world where identity and truth exists from moment-to-moment on your own selfish feelings, whims, and wishes. They are not martyrs. They are extremists, and people are too afraid to offend anyone that they decide to placate them instead.

Bravo! Truly excellent. Bravo.
3028  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Discuss and debate this picture. (Confederate flag not at half staff) on: June 19, 2015, 09:45:12 pm
Burn the treasonist banner!
3029  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Political Tracker (June 2015 Election Special) on: June 19, 2015, 04:10:37 pm
Some of us have moral qualms with first-preferencing Labor... even if the candidate is perfectly sensible!
3030  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Do you ever have weird personal feelings of irrendentism? on: June 19, 2015, 03:52:04 pm




3031  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: President of Spokane NAACP outed as white imposter on: June 19, 2015, 03:13:57 pm
Her parents are Christian fundamentalists? Who adopted black kids?
3032  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: TAA crushed by House, but the game is not over yet on: June 19, 2015, 03:08:59 pm
I'm more interested in the African trade bill.
3033  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: June 2015 Federal Election - President, VP and Regional Senators on: June 19, 2015, 08:28:58 am


PRESIDENT AND VICE PRESIDENT


[2] Bore of Rhode Island and Averroës Nix of South Carolina
Labor Party - The People's Party



[4] BaconBacon96 of Colorado and Bacon King of Nunavut
Independent - Labor Party



[3] Dkrolga of Massachusetts and Altsomn Stmarken (JoMCaR) of Maine
Civic Renewal - Federalist Party



[1] Write-in: Flo of Puerto Rico and PiT of Louisiana
The People's Party - Federalist Party



[  ] None of the above



PACIFIC SENATOR


[1] Türkisblau of New Mexico
The People's Party



[  ] Write-in:______________________________
-__________________



[  ] None of the above
3034  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Should Dylann Roof receive the death penalty?/Will he? on: June 19, 2015, 06:02:55 am
No/No.

I don't believe in the death penalty, but I wouldn't lose sleep over it happening to him.

But, it's South Carolina and he is a White who killed Black people. He will surely find at least one sympathetic juror to him.

This, most probably.
3035  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: United Kingdom Referendum on European Union Membership on: June 19, 2015, 05:18:46 am
Maybe this will be the start of French style "overseas constituencies".

Gibraltar is far too small to be a constituency, no?

Na h-Eileanan an Iar had a population of 27,684 at the 2011 census.

Gibraltar's population was estimated at 29,752 in 2011.

Really? Didn't know that it was that small.
3036  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Do you ever have weird personal feelings of irrendentism? on: June 19, 2015, 05:07:45 am
Yes. Eritrea is not a country.
3037  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: President of Spokane NAACP outed as white imposter on: June 17, 2015, 09:16:30 pm
It's just extraordinarily hilarious seeing the rhetorical knots liberals are tying themselves into over this.
3038  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: The new ten dollar bill to have a woman on: June 17, 2015, 09:13:00 pm
Ugh, why not Jackson? If we're going to be changing things why not just redesign them entirely?

Hamilton was perhaps the best of all the Founding Fathers.
3039  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Andriantsimitoviaminiandriana Andriandrazaka on: June 17, 2015, 07:38:37 pm
I wonder if he's ever been to Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch.

What about Krungthepmahanakhon Amonrattanakosin Mahintharayutthaya Mahadilokphop Noppharatratchathaniburirom Udomratchaniwetmahasathan Amonphimanawatansathit Sakkathattiyawitsanukamprasit?
3040  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Iraqi Army No Longer Exists on: June 17, 2015, 06:05:45 am
Direct rule?
3041  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump announces presidential candidacy on: June 16, 2015, 05:36:38 pm

Yup. It was meant tongue and cheek of course. The Dems will enjoy watching the other Pub candidates having to deal with this loose cannon.

Impressive, I have to say.
3042  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: President of Spokane NAACP outed as white imposter on: June 16, 2015, 03:14:40 pm
I just don't believe that the left's backing of transgenderism is based on brain scans and I think it's disingenuous to claim that it is.

No, what is disingenuous is trying to argue transracial and transgenderism are similar. It is a complete straw man and fail attempt at "gotcha" by opponents against transgenderism.

That's the problem. People attacking transracialism aren't even really attacking transracialism. They are attacking what they imagine are right-wingers with a hidden agenda making the argument. Yes, some right-wingers are doing that but just because their reasons for making the argument are crappy doesn't he argument itself is crappy.

By attacking transracialism, which is so painfully obviously analogous to transgenderism, liberals only make themselves look stupid and illogical.

It would be better to just admit, yes, they are very similar. They are similar like the right says, but they aren't bad like the right says. They are harmless. Let people do whatever they want.

Why not the converse?
3043  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: SORA poll: Austrians give Hillary Clinton just a 41-40 favorable rating on: June 16, 2015, 03:11:07 pm
Thankfully she's not running for President of Austria.

Either they know she's a secret Republican or she needs some Merkel-like photos to surface.

What kind of "Merkel-like photos" do you mean? Although I think it's hilarious that Merkel is more popular than any Austrian politician mentioned. Maybe time to hold another vote on Anschluss?
3044  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Where will Trump get his support from? on: June 16, 2015, 03:09:12 pm
People with follower complexes.
3045  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump announces presidential candidacy on: June 16, 2015, 03:07:36 pm


Is this real?
3046  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: President of Spokane NAACP outed as white imposter on: June 16, 2015, 02:40:39 pm
I just don't believe that the left's backing of transgenderism is based on brain scans and I think it's disingenuous to claim that it is.

Yes, again, my reaction was, "it does?"
3047  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Ukraine appoints Georgia ex-president Mikheil Saakashvili governor of Odessa on: June 16, 2015, 02:37:18 pm
I swear I posted this weeks ago... Huh
3048  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Opinion of Alexis Tsipras on: June 16, 2015, 02:35:37 pm
Mega-HP. He is a weak leader that can't control even his own party.
He has appointed a psychopathic narcissist  as FinMin, a crypto-fascist shrew as President of the Parliament and a bunch of incompetent anti-European neo-Stalinists and far-right loons at his cabinet.

His indecisiveness and procrastination has brought us into a much worse place than we were four months ago, his arrogance and divisive rhetoric has alienated even our closest allies (Cyprus) and his only "accomplishments" so far have been the abolishment of the few structural reforms enacted by the previous governments. 

At least from the polls, it seems that the Greek people support him, which should count for something.

Not anymore. Approval of his government has fallen from 83% in February to 40% now.

What was Samaras's approval this many months in?

Samaras's approval was consistently low. He was always seen as the lesser of two evils.
Tsipras OTOH was elected with great hopes of bringing something new but he quickly showed his true colors of being just another politician hellbent to protect and strengthen the clientelistic state that brought the crisis.

genuine question- with Tsipras's fall in popularity, why is SYRIZA still polling double-digit leads?

Because the main opposition parties are even more loathed than SYRIZA.
Even so, the huge 20 points leads of March and April are long gone. Now most polls show SYRIZA ahead by 8-9 points, more or less the result of January 25.

They are?
3049  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: GOP congressman: My kids won't be a drain to society like disabled people on: June 16, 2015, 02:18:04 pm
"Magnum cum laude"?
3050  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: President of Spokane NAACP outed as white imposter on: June 16, 2015, 02:11:05 pm
That's correct, but I wasn't referring to gay people when I mentioned that.

Although perhaps "assert their own identity" would be closer to what I was intending.

EDIT: Perhaps not. "Claim an identity", maybe. I'm thinking of simply presenting a self-identification and forbidding it from being it questioned.
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