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3176  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Deng Xiaoping on: April 02, 2014, 08:42:18 pm
Terrible, but you simply can't overlook he lifted the most people out of poverty in human history. Mixed lean FF.
3177  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: BREAKING NEWS: Shooting at Fort Hood on: April 02, 2014, 07:45:20 pm
Breaking now on CNN, Drudge, and ABC News.

Which of these things is not like the other....
3178  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: What can you buy with one dollar? on: April 02, 2014, 06:49:38 pm
There's a halal cart on my block that sells samosas for $1/a pop.

There's a dollar slice on 116th and Fredrick Douglass. It's a Kennedy Fried Chicken, but they sell $1 pizza too.

They were everywhere when I worked in downtown Brooklyn over the summer though.
Lol, what is that Kennedy Fried Chicken doing selling pizza? I'm surprised though- the McDonalds' here don't even have dollar menus.
3179  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Park Chung-Hee on: April 02, 2014, 06:41:09 pm
HP. I really doubt that the success of Park's economic policies was because of him specifically or would have required his other policies had it happened under somebody else.

Indeed, which is why all those other American-backed regimes in East Asia did so well, right?
3180  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: Balance of Power (Sign Up/Rules/Commentary Thread) on: April 02, 2014, 06:40:15 pm
I want to be my country.
3181  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban Joshgreen on: April 02, 2014, 05:07:27 pm
Wait, Mondale was behind TheProfessor, no? A true legend strikes again. A truly welcome appearance.

No, Aizen was behind The Professor.  Mondale was behind Obamanation, The Spirit of Mondale, etc.

I think Joshgreen was Mondale, based on posting style (at least in the political threads he posted in), and several other pieces of circumstantial evidence that I'd prefer not to get into.  But it's not a slam dunk case.


Wait, the Obamanation was Mondale?

No.  Obamanation and The Obamanation are two different posters.

That is confusing.
3182  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: What can you buy with one dollar? on: April 02, 2014, 05:01:54 pm
You can get a delicious and refreshing can of Arizona iced tea.



Indeed you can- I forgot about this.

A slice of pizza.

Where is this?! A can of soda- not a bottle- just a can.

Don't you live in NYC?  There is one dollar pizza all over the place.  2 Bros is the big one dollar pizza chain from what it seems.  They probably have 10 locations around Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Yes, which is why I ask- I am baffled- the cheapest pizza around here is $2.50/slice.
3183  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Park Chung-Hee on: April 02, 2014, 04:56:00 pm
Being just effective doesn't make one an FF.

Indeed. Taking a country out of levels of poverty worse than contemporary African nations and setting it on a path of not only development, but global competitiveness, does.
3184  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Supreme Court tosses aggregate donation limits on: April 02, 2014, 04:55:15 pm
I mean, direct donations are surely preferable to third parties, no? This is going to undercut the SuperPACs- which would be a plus.
3185  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: What can you buy with one dollar? on: April 02, 2014, 04:53:15 pm
A slice of pizza.

Where is this?! A can of soda- not a bottle- just a can.
3186  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of Lief on: April 02, 2014, 04:49:36 pm
Go Nando's, if nothing else! FF.
3187  General Politics / Individual Politics / Opinion of Park Chung-Hee on: April 02, 2014, 04:47:08 pm


FF (normal: I prefer that North Korea isn't Best Korea which it might have very well been had Park come along- South Korea could have ended up like the Philippines or even worse, South Vietnam).
3188  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi vs Ayatollah Khomeini on: April 02, 2014, 04:34:46 pm
Little-known fact: Mossadegh was terrible.

Little-known fact: The Council on Foreign Relations might not be the Illuminati or whatever, but it still has a terrible bias. Also, from what I've read of the coup, very few sources would agree with the CFRs conclusions.

EDIT: Seriously, that is whitewashing of epic proportions. Mossadegh might not have been a saint, but that article is ridiculous.

Most accounts of the coup serve to render Mossadegh as some sort of democratic saint-  I say this from experience- which is simply a blatant falsehood.

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His political biographer, Homa Katouzian, argues that “Democratic government” was his “most important objective.”[9] Despite this, Mosaddeq did not act as a democrat, at least, not in the way we understand a democrat should act. Kenneth Pollack explains how he gerrymandered an election in 1952 and arranged for the election to be halted when votes came in suggesting that his coalition, the National Front, was not going to win.[10] Moreover, in a national referendum that Mosaddeq called in July 1953:

There were separate ballot boxes for “yes” and “no” votes, and they were generally set up on opposite sides of a room so that a person’s vote was hardly secret. There were other charges of even more deliberate tampering. Not surprisingly, on August 3, Mosaddeq “won” the referendum with more than 99% of the vote.[11]

Pollack also argues that Mosaddeq “had effectively made himself dictator of Iran.”[12]This dictatorial view is shared by Patrick Clawson and Michael Rubin who add that Mosaddeq “increasingly showed himself unwilling to compromise or to tolerate parliamentary dissent”[13] and “increasingly relied on the [Communist] Tudeh and its street thugs to intimidate opponents and constrain any opposition.”[14]

http://www.spittoon.org/archives/4911
3189  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi vs Ayatollah Khomeini on: April 02, 2014, 04:24:48 pm
Little-known fact: Mossadegh was terrible.
3190  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Ukraine Crisis on: April 02, 2014, 02:23:49 pm
Yanik the traitorous puppet is still a traitorous puppet.

But is he changing tune?

Yanukovych: Russian annexation of Crimea is "a tragedy"

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Ukraine's deposed President Viktor Yanukovych says Russia's annexation of Crimea is "a tragedy" and he hopes it will become part of Ukraine again.

In an interview with the Associated Press and Russian channel NTV, he also said he gave no orders to open fire on protesters in the capital, Kiev.

Mr Yanukovych fled Kiev after protests in which more than 100 people died.
3191  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi vs Ayatollah Khomeini on: April 02, 2014, 02:05:11 pm
Finally, I can cast my vote for Shahanshah Ayramehr.
3192  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban Joshgreen on: April 02, 2014, 11:52:18 am
Wait, Mondale was behind TheProfessor, no? A true legend strikes again. A truly welcome appearance.

No, Aizen was behind The Professor.  Mondale was behind Obamanation, The Spirit of Mondale, etc.

I think Joshgreen was Mondale, based on posting style (at least in the political threads he posted in), and several other pieces of circumstantial evidence that I'd prefer not to get into.  But it's not a slam dunk case.


Wait, the Obamanation was Mondale?
3193  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of joshgreen on: April 02, 2014, 12:50:45 am
Mixed feelings.
3194  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban Joshgreen on: April 02, 2014, 12:36:17 am
Wait, Mondale was behind TheProfessor, no? A true legend strikes again. A truly welcome appearance.
3195  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: An announcement on: April 01, 2014, 11:08:49 pm
Well, this was a jarring line amongst staid Century Schoolbook text:

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This would mean that there are more than 2,500 such systems within 100 parsecs of Earth. If that doesn’t scare the bejeezus out of you then you may need to check your pulse!
3196  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Great Nordic Thread on: April 01, 2014, 07:58:35 pm
For some reason I thought it was Iceland.
3197  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: Pacific Emergency Stimulus: April Stimulus on: April 01, 2014, 07:19:45 pm
I have a big infrastructure plan.
3198  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Regional Governments / Re: Pacific Council: Let's Be Technological, Environmental, and Cool Act on: April 01, 2014, 02:36:28 pm
Why is the government awarding a no-bid contract to Apple?

Because they hate the ability to repair things?
3199  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: An announcement on: April 01, 2014, 12:51:40 pm

You do?!
3200  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Australia General Discussion on: April 01, 2014, 12:23:42 pm
So... the Government continues to dive to depths of horrible even I didn't think possible.

* Abbott (without Cabinet or Party Room consultant I on or approval) has decided to re-instate the ranks of Knight and Dame of the Order of Australia. Something the Hawke Government removed in 1986 and John Howard in 11 years refused to touch. In fact, John Howard made a comment today that he disagrees with the decision and sees it as "slightly anachronistic" and said he would refuse a Knighthood if offered... that's correct, John Howard is more in touch with modern Australia than Tony Abbott.

How supremely excellent!
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