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76  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Rubio Kasich 2016 on: June 24, 2015, 07:46:03 pm
Isn't Kasich a divorcée? And a former Catholic?
77  General Politics / Economics / Re: Ventura: Eliminate Income Tax and Replace it with 15% National Sales Tax on: June 24, 2015, 07:38:34 pm
So...I currently live in Texas, which has an 8% state sales tax. Add on a 15% national sales tax and...23% sales tax on anything I would buy.

That is...pretty hefty. Wouldn't this incentivize me to begin importing things from overseas to avoid sales taxes and cut domestic businesses and Uncle Sam out of the loop? At that point, wouldn't it be cheaper to just buy things off of Amazon Canada and pay the shipping fees?

Surely this would also entail a 15% universal import duty?
78  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: The Time Has Come on: June 24, 2015, 07:34:09 pm
I'd say something, but I'm in prison.
79  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: In the U.S. of Voronoi, which state do you live in? on: June 24, 2015, 07:17:50 pm
NJ! Which now includes NYC and Philadelphia...
80  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: Name the next three U.S. Presidents on: June 24, 2015, 07:09:02 pm
Hillary Clinton (2021-2025)
Michael Bennet (2025-2029)
George P Bush (2029-2037)
81  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: What if the GOP told the South to get lost? on: June 24, 2015, 03:30:20 pm
I understand that. What you are saying is true, lIke it or not. But what if it was not?

How is this supposed to work? What might Southerners that have largely conservative beliefs but might not be racist do? And it's not like Democrats are competing for the Southern white racist demographic in the first place.

As you might see, the map has Democrats in the 30-50% range. This leaves 30%-40% for the GOP and the remainder to a New Dixiecrat party. Democrats need only a few more whites to win most of those states if the white vote is split.
82  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: NYT: Bernie Sanders has a "non-white problem" on: June 24, 2015, 02:37:43 pm
What an unbelievably patronising thread. Hardly any better than the "still on the plantation" rhetoric you hear from the right. The idea that black people will vote for someone just because you show people a couple of pictures of them and Jesse Jackson together is patently absurd and takes the audience for easily swayed simpletons.
83  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: What if the GOP told the South to get lost? on: June 24, 2015, 12:39:05 pm
Maybe this, a few cycles later?



5-7 cycles later:

84  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / Re: What if the GOP told the South to get lost? on: June 24, 2015, 12:30:27 pm
lol @ believing the GOP to be some sort of sentient entity with the ability to tell certain constituencies to "get lost"

Things would similarly be much easier for the Democrats if they likewise told the animal rights activists and welfare queens to "get lost" haha

I'm think of a presidential candidate supported by the leadership strongly sending the message "we don't want your vote". The first election would look like this most likely, but then what?

85  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: MO: House Speak John Diehl in inappropriate relationship w/ 19 year old intern on: June 24, 2015, 11:40:56 am
This guy is the most boring sexter ever. No sense of eroticism whatsoever.

They look pretty risqué to me.
86  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: How would the media react if Clinton got under 50% or lost in Iowa? on: June 24, 2015, 11:36:17 am

That's impossible.
87  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Presidential Election Trends / What if the GOP told the South to get lost? on: June 24, 2015, 11:28:40 am
What if they were to harp against "Southern backward racism" and whatnot and effectively did they were not welcome in the party? Would voters be more likely to switch sides or form a new party? What would the electoral consequences be, and how long would the GOP need to recover?
88  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: BK4GM petition on: June 24, 2015, 11:17:00 am
After your conduct in the Pacific, I can't support this.
89  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: 408 people are running for President so far on: June 24, 2015, 07:11:39 am
Who is Danielle Husser Berhane?

90  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Racism! It's not just something which happens in America... on: June 24, 2015, 06:56:57 am
De Blasio gets involved on the right side of things... and is beat up for it:

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JUNE 21, 2015
Mayor Bill de Blasio went to Washington Heights in Upper Manhattan on Sunday to talk about international relations. The topic could hardly have been closer to home for the neighborhood, the center of the Dominican community in New York City.

The government of the Dominican Republic has been criticized for threatening to deport undocumented migrant workers, most with roots in neighboring Haiti. In his remarks, the mayor joined the critics.

“It is clearly an illegal act, it is an immoral act, it is a racist act by the Dominican government,” he said to the dozens of people gathered at the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Education Center. “And it’s happening because these people are black,” he added.

In New York, many Dominican leaders have stood in solidarity with Haitian leaders. But if the mayor was expecting to be cheered, he found himself assailed by Dominicans who disagreed with him.


Demonstrators in Manhattan were at odds with Mr. de Blasio on the Dominican Republic’s deportation law on Sunday.
BRIAN HARKIN FOR THE NEW YORK TIMES
As Mr. de Blasio left the lectern, some audience members bickered between themselves, and as the mayor stepped into the soupy heat on Broadway and 165th Street he was surrounded by a handful of protesters.

“Bill de Blasio Makes Everything a Racial Matter,” read one of several signs.

The city is home to more than 400,000 Dominican natives and more than 100,000 Haitian natives, the mayor said, explaining the significance of the events occurring on the island to residents in New York.
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91  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Department of Internal Affairs - Office of Secretary Barnes, SoIA on: June 23, 2015, 07:17:18 pm
What does "constitutional officials" mean? Are you and your deputy saying the same thing?
92  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Izvestia: Official Atlasian News Service (Türkisblau Arrested On AG's Orders) on: June 23, 2015, 06:13:14 pm
...so I'm still in prison?
93  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Governor Simfan34 on: June 23, 2015, 04:53:51 pm
A note found:

Boy, would I love to do something... if only I still wasn't being kept in jail on the orders of an authority wanted for treason by the federal government!
94  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: --- Emergency Alert System --- Nationwide --- on: June 23, 2015, 04:51:06 pm
I practically am longing for Adam and his Chinese aliens at this point.
95  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: As Governor, Bill Clinton Kept 'Confederate' Star On The Arkansas Flag on: June 23, 2015, 11:31:51 am
Stupid nothing point.

Bill Clinton was elected governor in 1978.  That was closer to the Little Rock Nine school desegregation crisis than we are to Bill Clinton's election as President.  Think about that.

Wow, was it that long ago?
96  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Can Scott Walker appeal to black voters? on: June 23, 2015, 11:30:58 am
Not unless there's a hand-out some where along the way.

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97  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Once more, gun control opponents... on: June 23, 2015, 11:29:51 am
Why should gun buyback programs be limited to inner cities?  For that matter, is there any evidence that they do anything other than give burglars a way to safely fence stolen guns?

I'd support them universally. What does the bolded mean?
98  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Supreme Court rules with Raisin Farmers, Against USDA Program on: June 23, 2015, 11:27:26 am
Horrible decision. The fewer raisins there are, the better. Raisins are disgusting and should be banned.
99  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Once more, gun control opponents... on: June 23, 2015, 11:26:05 am
Okay. Let's settle this. Every anti gun person here besides ag who is paranoid. What do you propose we do in terms of gun laws? At this point we are arguing in circles.

Off the top of my head.

Close the loopholes to make sure all non-antique guns are purchased with a background check.

Gun-buyback programs in inner-cities

Create new penalties and regulations on straw purchases.

Civil Liability for straw purchasers and/or improperly selling a gun used in a crime.

An excise tax on firearms to pay for gun-buybacks, community policing and other crime prevention programs.

Repeal DC v. Heller

All excellent proposals, though I don't know how you can repeal a court ruling.

I don't think the ruling that gun ownership is an individual right proscribes any of the above regulations and procedures.

Neither do I. I wasn't assuming these were reliant on that.
100  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Should Dylann Roof receive the death penalty?/Will he? on: June 23, 2015, 11:19:49 am
Life without parole in super max solitary is arguably even more cruel and unusual a punishment than simply killing the guy. The anti-death penalty people are the real savages in this case.

All the better.
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