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5576  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Who Do You Have On Ignore? on: September 21, 2013, 12:53:27 am
memphis
So rightwing that I broke the Political Compass!
heatmaster
Wolfentoad
Cliffy
BringinTheTruth
CTRattlesnake
the  jmfcst
5577  Forum Community / Interactive Timelines / Re: The '92 Vote: An Interactive Timeline [Gameplay] on: September 20, 2013, 10:02:30 pm
Indiana (Democrats)
Joe Biden: 43%
Al Gore: 40%
Bob Kerrey: 9%
Undecided/Uncommitted: 8%

North Carolina (Democrats)
Joe Biden: 42%
Al Gore: 42%
Bob Kerrey: 10%
Undecided/Uncommitted: 6%
5578  Forum Community / Interactive Timelines / Re: The '92 Vote: An Interactive Timeline [Gameplay] on: September 20, 2013, 09:49:37 pm
Round 25: April 29 - May 5, 1992 (Indiana and North Carolina primaries)
5579  Forum Community / Interactive Timelines / Re: The '92 Vote: An Interactive Timeline [Gameplay] on: September 20, 2013, 09:47:39 pm

Joe Biden Wins Pennsylvania Democratic Primary

Joe Biden: 51.30% - 37 delegates
Al Gore: 31.76% - 23 delegates
Bob Kerrey: 9.83% - 7 delegates
Uncommitted: 7.11% - 5 delegates


5580  Forum Community / Interactive Timelines / Re: The '92 Vote: An Interactive Timeline [Gameplay] on: September 20, 2013, 07:27:56 pm

David Duke Wins Missouri Republican Caucuses

David Duke: 87.45% - 45 delegates
Uncommitted: 12.55% - 7 delegates



David Duke Wins Utah Republican Caucuses

David Duke: 85.42% - 34 delegates
Uncommitted: 14.58% - 6 delegates



David Duke Wins Pennsylvania Republican Primary

David Duke: 81.69% - 59 delegates
Uncommitted: 13.31% - 13 delegates


5581  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Pennsylvania Republican Primary on: September 20, 2013, 05:03:35 pm
Have at it.
5582  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Oklahoma strips away benefits for same-sex military couples on: September 20, 2013, 04:58:21 pm
More of the same nonsense, surprising to no one, etc. I'm going to take a wild guess and say that for every forum thread on Oklahoma political news for the time being, most of us will be able to find a use for a stock response of this general form and save time:

"Yes, Oklahoma leadership is a joke on this particular issue. It has been for a good while, and it will continue to be for a good while more. The end."

Yeah, I've never seen a thread about Oklahoma on here that's positive, politically or otherwise.

Sorry. :/
5583  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Is there any point in keeping krazen around anymore? on: September 20, 2013, 04:24:30 pm
Here's what I'm going to do.

Since krazen is unlikely to be banned any time soon, I am going to simply stop replying to his posts.  However, I will not put him on ignore, because I will still be checking his posts.  Every time I see of a post of his that has a hateful remark against teachers or poor people, be it cheering for their misfortunes or calling them names, I will report it.  I will keep doing it until he gets enough death points to be shown the door.

I encourage others to do the same.  Don't make him feel like his posts have any legitimacy by responding to them; just report him when he acts up.

Also, those who are on the fence about his banning might want to consider the implications of it.  That being, do the positives outweigh the negatives?  If it improves the quality of the forum, I'd say they do.  I don't see what bad could come from banning disrespectful users like krazen.  Doing so would not compromise our generally welcoming attitude toward newcomers or people of opposing views, in my opinion.
5584  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Atlasia US Presidents Opinions: John Tyler on: September 20, 2013, 03:14:03 pm
5585  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obamacare Is Toast, Question Is What Comes Next on: September 20, 2013, 03:07:14 pm
Torie, I still don't see the problem with the young subsidizing the elderly.  Provided that the younger generations are guaranteed to receive the same treatment when they retire, what is morally unjustifiable about it?  Haven't we been doing this for the past eighty years?
5586  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Should hatred against poor people be considered morally equivalent to racism? on: September 20, 2013, 02:49:52 pm
Should labeling poor people "freeloaders" or "moochers" or "bums" be any different from calling a black person the n-word?  Personally, I fail to see much of a difference at all.

Those words are pejoratives, but it's not racism.  Income status changes, your skin color doesn't.  If you make your way out of poverty I won't hate you anymore? 

Like I said- yes, income status changes, but it doesn't change easily, especially if you are poor.  Some people assume that poor=lazy and rich=hardworking, which isn't always the case.
5587  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: IA-2016: Grassley running on: September 20, 2013, 02:46:16 pm
He'll be 89 in 2022.  This will almost definitely be his last term.
5588  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Comedy Goldmine on: September 20, 2013, 02:42:23 pm
I don't get it. Sad

It's a cock.
5589  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: will bushie be engaged by halloween? on: September 20, 2013, 02:41:07 pm

You don't remember Tiffanye and the hotel room in Mina AR, and the pregnancy scare, Scott?

I seldom read the Update thread, so no. Tongue
5590  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: 2013 Post-a-Picture-of-Yourself Thread on: September 20, 2013, 02:37:10 pm
Just celebrating the nation I wish I could be a part of. Tongue



You betray your own people!
5591  General Politics / Political Debate / Should hatred against poor people be considered morally equivalent to racism? on: September 20, 2013, 02:34:29 pm
Is labeling poor people "freeloaders" or "moochers" or "bums" any different from calling a black person the n-word?  Personally, I fail to see much of a difference at all.

Yes, you can argue that because race or heritage is not something one can change, unlike class of wealth, the two are not easily comparable.  However, the vast majority of people on government assistance are either disabled, children, or people who are making the effort to find a job (or multiple jobs) because food stamps and welfare checks are not enough to survive on.  If escaping from poverty were as easy as removing one's hat, then obviously no one would be in poverty, yet 99% of America's poor are in their condition due to limited opportunities.

In today's society, racists are condemned for their views.  Why do we not apply the same moral consequences to people who show the same disdain towards poor people?

EDIT: And yes, you could say the same thing about folks who hate rich people, though most of Western society obviously stigmatizes those who are poor.
5592  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: will bushie be engaged by halloween? on: September 20, 2013, 12:25:50 pm


Not before marriage!
5593  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: September 2013 Federal Referendum Election on: September 19, 2013, 11:13:48 pm
Shall the following initiative be adopted as law?


Quote
The Making the "Citizen Access to Law Act" Effective Initiative

The following shall be added to Section 1 of the Citizens Access to Law Act:

7. Statutes, Constitutional Amendments, and Supreme Court decisions shall be added to the Atlas Fantasy Wiki within 14 days of enactment, ratification, and issuance, respectively.

[X] Yes

[  ] No
5594  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Michael Bloomberg vs. Woodrow Wilson on: September 19, 2013, 10:18:46 pm
Peter pretty much said everything that needed to be said.

Bloomberg.
5595  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: AR Congressional Races 2014 on: September 19, 2013, 09:50:53 pm
Today Cotton voted to cut $40 billion from food stamps over the next decade, even though 21.4% of households in his district are on SNAP.  Here's hoping Pryor exploits this properly.
5596  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: House Republicans who voted against cutting food stamp program on: September 19, 2013, 09:44:17 pm
83% of all food stamp benefits go to households with children, the elderly, or the disabled. The fraud rate of the SNAP program is just 1%. And there are strict limits on how long the unemployed can receive benefits.

Fox's airing of some California surfer is obviously a disingenuous attempt to portray all food stamp recipients as lazy bums, especially when the phrase "the new face of food stamps" is used. There's absolutely nothing representative about that guy.

Krazen logic: Anecdotes are always representative of the norm, especially if it involves food stamp programs or voter fraud.

Nothing anecdotal at all. The Clinton requirements have been waived in favor of extended parasitic leeching.

Wrong again.
5597  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: House Republicans who voted against cutting food stamp program on: September 19, 2013, 08:35:30 pm
I wonder why Walter Jones voted against the cuts.  I'm glad he did, but he's one of the most libertarian members of the House, IIRC.
5598  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: House Republicans who voted against cutting food stamp program on: September 19, 2013, 08:27:47 pm
83% of all food stamp benefits go to households with children, the elderly, or the disabled. The fraud rate of the SNAP program is just 1%. And there are strict limits on how long the unemployed can receive benefits.

Fox's airing of some California surfer is obviously a disingenuous attempt to portray all food stamp recipients as lazy bums, especially when the phrase "the new face of food stamps" is used. There's absolutely nothing representative about that guy.

Krazen logic: Anecdotes are always representative of the norm, especially if it involves food stamp programs or voter fraud.
5599  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: Is there any point in keeping krazen around anymore? on: September 19, 2013, 08:26:00 pm
It's clear the guy has nothing to offer but troll comments and hateful remarks toward teachers and poor people.  If bashing people for the color of their skin is a bannable offense here, so should labeling poor people 'freeloaders' or 'bums.'
5600  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update Season X - "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas Vol. I." on: September 19, 2013, 07:01:19 pm
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