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5576  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: California set to raise minimum wage to $10 on: September 14, 2013, 08:38:38 pm
$10 isn't very much money in CA, but it's a great way to scare away companies into moving to Texas. The same thing is going on at the federal level. I can't blame companies for going overseas. What we need to do is eliminate the corporate tax and place tariffs on goods from companies who move overseas. No corporate taxes will bring jobs back from overseas. All we're doing in places like CA is scaring them away. All they'll do is raise prices in order to get back to where they were and then we're right back to where we started.

Yeah, McDonald's is packing their bags as we speak.

What you just said was stupid. In fact stupid isn't a good enough word to describe your post. Anyone who understands business knows that the wage laws don't apply to McDonald's because they're in a league of their own. They're so successful that they could afford to pay higher wages. However, mom and pop stores who have a handful of workers will suffer and go out of business. Walmart and McDonald's will still be winners. Do you like monopolies? I don't and neither do a lot of other people. However, if you like monopolies so much, then perhaps a $10 an hour minimum wage is just what's needed. Why did you even make a joke about McDonald's. I'm sure with the intellect of this forum, most posters will be able to figure out there is no comparison between McDonald's and Uncle Bob's Diner. Oh wait I get it now. You probably set me up to tear you down so that you could provide a greater comeback. Man I fell for it didn't I? At least that's what I'm hoping.

Most of those mom-and-pop stores don't seem to have a problem with it.
5577  Forum Community / Interactive Timelines / Re: The '92 Vote: An Interactive Timeline [Gameplay] on: September 14, 2013, 08:21:17 pm
GENERAL POLLING - JERRY BROWN TOP 5 STATES

California
Jerry Brown (I): 45%
Democratic nominee: 27%
David Duke (R): 18%
Undecided: 10%

Nevada
Jerry Brown (I): 37%
Democratic nominee: 30%
David Duke (R): 21%
Undecided: 12%

Maine
Jerry Brown (I): 42%
Democratic nominee: 35%
David Duke (R): 12%
Undecided: 11%

Wyoming
Jerry Brown (I): 36%
David Duke (R): 35%
Democratic nominee: 20%
Undecided: 9%

Montana
Democratic nominee: 33%
David Duke (R): 32%
Jerry Brown (I): 28%
Undecided: 7%
5578  Forum Community / Interactive Timelines / Re: The '92 Vote: An Interactive Timeline [Gameplay] on: September 14, 2013, 08:10:13 pm
Round 22: April 3 - April 7, 1992 (Kansas primaries, Minnesota primary (Republicans only), New York primaries, Wisconsin primaries)
5579  Forum Community / Interactive Timelines / Re: The '92 Vote: An Interactive Timeline [Gameplay] on: September 14, 2013, 08:06:49 pm

Joe Biden Wins Alaska Democratic Caucuses

Joe Biden: 45.04% - 12 delegates
Al Gore: 26.87% - 7 delegates
Bob Kerrey: 24.99% - 7 delegates
Undecided/Uncommitted: 3.1% - 1 delegate


5580  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Spamage for President HQ: Together we'll win (BIG NEWS COMING) on: September 14, 2013, 07:59:36 pm
Interesting choice.



This picture is making me laugh more than it should.
5581  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Political Quiz List. Are you a Quiz Whiz? on: September 14, 2013, 07:48:40 pm
Neoliberal
Emphasis on cooperation, consensus, free trade; cooperative, democratic states are more advantageous than rogue autocracies. To secure our own borders, we should make sure other countries are democratic, free-trading, and participate in international organizations: a much more pragmatic version of Liberal. Clinton, Fukuyama, Marshall. (100%)          

Radical
Emphasis on social justice, cooperation, democracy; the best states are peaceful and democratic, as well as moderately egalitarian. We must stop attacking countries for oil and focus on larger threats; beating up little countries that never hurt anyone is a grave threat to spreading democracy. Basically Neoliberal with a dash of Marxist. Dean, Gore. (90%)          

Liberal
Emphasis on freedom, markets, democracy; free democratic states are good and fair, but autocratic states are immoral. We must push for democratization and liberalization around the world using open trade and international organizations: all people should be free. Wilson, Reagan, Kant, Shultz. (80%)          

Libertarian
Emphasis on defense, small government, vital interests; states by and large don't attack you if you don't attack them. Governments should have little or no relations with each other as open commerce and mutual respect can maintain peace in most (or all) situations, only attack them when they attack us. Badnarik, Rothbard. (80%)          

Pacifist
Emphasis on violence, injustice, war; states spread war, disease and famine. We must encourage an end to all violence, dismantling of al nuclear stockpiles, and eliminate the causes of division, conflict and violence, perhaps including capitalism or business. Thoreau, Tolstoy. (80%)          

Neoconservative
Emphasis on civilizations, democracy, strength; states act through civilizational and cultural means for their own advancement. We must spread democratic institutions and markets to other countries, but also include a very strong military establishment, democracy is a tool of diplomacy and war, ultimately democracies will side with us and we must side with them, although some of our allies may be non-democratic. Bush-43, Kristol, Wolfowitz. (50%)          

Marxist
Emphasis on socialism, exploitation, racism; capitalist countries are either false democracies or outright fascist states, socialist countries are more just (or at least less dangerous). Capitalism and racism are evil institutions spreading Western hegemony and propping up decadent empires, either historical processes or street protests (perhaps revolutions) will bring about more humane world. Trotsky, Molotov, Marx! (40%)          

Nationalist
Emphasis on self-determination, ethnicity, bigotry; large states oppress and slaughter ethnic/national minorities. We, as an aspiring country, must use any means necessary to (re)establish our homeland, even as racists and imperialists. Though normally a broader group, this variant is the violent nationalist, sometimes (but not always!) creeping into terrorism. Arafat, Ceku, Adams. (10%)          

Neorealist
Emphasis on power, certainty, stability; states wish to be at peace but the world is unstable and uncertain, so they have to prepare for war to avoid destruction. We must be strong where it is warranted, but military reductions are the default, and arms control agreements can secure some stability. Bush-41, Waltz, Rice. (0%)          

Realist
Emphasis on power, strength, realpolitik; all states are aggressive and warlike and any chance to improve relative strength will be seized. We must judge our interests and do whatever is necessary to advance them, lest our country be destroyed. Nixon, Morgenthau, Kissinger! (0%)   
5582  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What are you listening to right now? II on: September 14, 2013, 07:41:52 pm
Lady Antebellum - Our Kind of Love
5583  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: President Forever results thread... on: September 14, 2013, 05:32:05 pm
I started looking around for different scenarios, and I came upon a blog that has plenty of them: mayoral, senatorial, gubernatorial... pretty much everything.  So I downloaded a Texas 2014 gubernatorial scenario.  I played on easy mode without the primary, and I led Perry throughout most of the game.  Somehow, Perry "won" because he had more "electoral votes" than me.  Don't know how the hell that works, but I ended up winning the popular vote at the end.

5584  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: President Forever results thread... on: September 14, 2013, 04:40:46 pm
Yeah, he is, but I thought winning as Bachmann would be difficult on its own. Tongue
5585  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Theists: Which of these opinions best represents your views on Hell? on: September 14, 2013, 12:49:08 pm
I'm pretty agnostic about the existence of Hell.  I imagine Hell, if it exists, as a state of separation from God... not a place of fire and agony.
5586  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Towards a Quaker View of Sex - 50 years old. on: September 14, 2013, 12:36:31 pm
Yeah.  The Quakers have always been a rather progressive denomination, if my history is correct, especially for their earlier days.  Good excerpt.
5587  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Political Quiz List. Are you a Quiz Whiz? on: September 14, 2013, 11:24:11 am
Social liberalism (100%)
Classical liberalism (95%)
Social democracy (95%)
Christian democracy (81%)
Eco-socialism (81%)
Green anarchism (81%)
International communism (81%)
Democratic socialism (80%)
Anarcho-socialism (71%)
Neolibertarianism (71%)
Libertarianism (66%)
Conservative social democracy (60%)
Liberal conservatism (51%)             
Religious anarchism (51%)             
Fascism (48%)             
National communism (46%)             
Anarcho-capitalism (45%)             
Theocratic Socialism (43%)             
Neoconservatism (40%)             
Paleoconservatism (31%)
5588  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Happy birthday 20RP12! on: September 14, 2013, 11:13:23 am
Happy Birthday, Carl! Grin
5589  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Happy Birthday, Paul Kemp! on: September 13, 2013, 10:42:28 pm
Happy birthday!
5590  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Ted Cruz: All senators should be like Jesse Helms on: September 13, 2013, 07:08:57 pm
Everytime you talk sh*t about Robert Byrd your penis gets a little bit shorter.

Your wang gets smaller when you remind someone that Robert Byrd was an HP until a few years before his death?

It was more than just a few years before his death.

Look.  What he did in his past was horrible.  No one here disagrees with that.  Byrd could do nothing about it but repent and apologize.  As a Christian, I think his debts have been repaid.  As a human, I think everyone deserves another chance.
5591  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Cory Deluge of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts III on: September 13, 2013, 06:56:16 pm
Walter, for all your protestations above loving poors, you sure do seem to support a lot of policies and politicians that repeatedly screw them over.

oh i certainly dont love poors.  most poors are pretty unsavory characters.

i do support basic government safety nets.  for example, i dont believe anyone should ever go hungry.  i dont think that is a radical idea.
5592  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Super Polling Center: Presidential Possibility Poll on: September 13, 2013, 06:24:46 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H7CGkRxSANI
5593  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Cory Deluge of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts III on: September 13, 2013, 05:10:09 pm
He's probably just referring to the prestige that senators like Jesse Helms had.  Regardless of his views on race, Helms was a widely respected figure in the Senate. 

FTR: When Chris Dodd said that Robert Byrd would have made a "great senator at any time in history," nobody seemed to bother pointing out Byrd's racism and KKK ties, so this is yet another example of the double standard that the liberal media uses on racial issues.
5594  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: do you ever find yourself wishing bloomberg could be mayor for life? on: September 13, 2013, 04:13:21 pm
No (not a nanny statist)
5595  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Congressional vote on attacking Syria. on: September 13, 2013, 04:02:46 pm
It would be nice if we had a map or list of senators and where they stand right now.
5596  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: West Virginia Megathread on: September 13, 2013, 12:36:30 pm
I'd still give SMC the edge, however, West Virginia is very friendly to Dems on a state level.  This will move the race from 'Likely R' to 'Lean R.'
5597  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Do you have any sympathy for Assad loyalists executed by Syrian rebels? on: September 13, 2013, 12:31:21 pm
I feel sympathy for anyone who is murdered.
5598  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Congressional vote on attacking Syria. on: September 13, 2013, 11:52:24 am
Tammy Baldwin comes out against the strike.
5599  Forum Community / Interactive Timelines / Re: The '92 Vote: An Interactive Timeline [Gameplay] on: September 13, 2013, 11:14:55 am
Stay tuned.  I may be returning to the game.

You don't mean the primary, do you?  You can't just return to a primary you dropped out of, especially this late in the game.
5600  Forum Community / Election and History Games / Re: President Forever results thread... on: September 13, 2013, 12:36:45 am
2012


Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-MN)/Governor Susana Martinez (R-NM) - 482 (60.5%)
President Barack Obama (D-IL)/Vice President Joe Biden (D-DE) - 56 (39.5%)
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