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5576  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Use a City to Describe the Previous Persons Ideology on: September 16, 2013, 10:44:10 pm
Las Vegas.
5577  General Discussion / Constitution and Law / Re: How would you have ruled in the preceding case? on: September 16, 2013, 10:34:52 pm
With the majority.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berger_v._New_York
5578  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of runner's highs? on: September 16, 2013, 10:07:08 pm
A large part of running, relating to the high, is the struggle. To compete in a distance race, one must strive with sheer will against all his body's signals telling him to stop, to quit, to lay down by side of the road, to capitulate to the comforts of this life. To keep going is something akin to keeping the faith in a world that pulls you otherwise. The high then corresponds to having finished the race and being able to sit back with a feeling of pride or even relief by your accomplishments or shame at your failure. And much like life, you have never reached the top even if you win. You can always do better unless you collapse in the chute. You can never really be satisfied; to remain a runner means to acknowledge some smoldering fire within biding its time until the next time a bundle of logs thrown on to transform it once more into a fiery blaze to rise up and put it all out on the course once more.

That's deep.
5579  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Regional Consolidation: Where to draw the lines? on: September 16, 2013, 09:51:07 pm
Keep in mind that people are likely to change states no matter what the new map looks like, so population shouldn't be of huge concern.
5580  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of runner's highs? on: September 16, 2013, 09:42:31 pm
I cramp easily when I run, and when I do, I hurt everywhere. Even after I warm up!  So, running's not for me.  I usually walk or bike.
5581  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Regional Consolidation: Where to draw the lines? on: September 16, 2013, 09:37:34 pm
Four regions:


Three regions:
5582  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama won't negotiate with Congress on debt ceiling on: September 16, 2013, 08:53:42 pm
How wonderful it is to have a president who negotiates with foreign dictators, but not Americans who love this country dearly.

Comments like that is why most of the blue avatars here don't even take you seriously.  Half the time you probably don't even take yourself seriously as you write these things.

I state a fact. Obama bowed to a foreign dictator a few years ago, but according to your thread he isn't going to negotiate with Republicans on the debt ceiling. You posted this not me.

Richard Nixon bowed to Chairman Mao.  Does that mean he endorsed Communist policies?  No.
5583  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama won't negotiate with Congress on debt ceiling on: September 16, 2013, 08:48:44 pm
How wonderful it is to have a president who negotiates with foreign dictators, but not Americans who love this country dearly.

Comments like that is why most of the blue avatars here don't even take you seriously.  Half the time you probably don't even take yourself seriously as you write these things.
5584  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Cory Deluge of Absurdity, Ignorance, and Bad Posts III on: September 16, 2013, 08:47:18 pm
How wonderful it is to have a president who negotiates with foreign dictators, but not Americans who love this country dearly.
5585  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: What demographic would the preceding poster do best with? on: September 16, 2013, 08:41:33 pm
Mormon Democrats, though I know you've said you aren't a Mormon before.  If not, I think you would do well with western libertarianish Democrats.
5586  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Interesting PRRI survey numbers on religious left/religious right on: September 16, 2013, 08:34:17 pm
I posted another survey dealing with this, yes.  This one is just more detailed and has some interesting factoids.  I personally didn't expect that there would be so many American Catholics self-identifying as 'progressive.'

Why not? At least according to most surveys that I've seen in the recent past, Catholics have been roughly on par with or slightly to the left of America as a whole for a while now. (In the more distant past they were obviously a strongly partisan Democratic group but not really a strongly ideological 'progressive' or 'liberal' one in the sense that more recent surveys usually purport to measure.)

I don't deny that a significant number of American Catholics differ with official church teachings, I'm just a tad surprised that mainline Protestants don't outnumber them, what with the increasing number of Protestant churches adopting moderate-to-liberal political stances.

To be fair, though, this article isn't specific about what churches these mainline Protestants are affiliated with, so I suppose that has to be considered as well.

Mainlines as defined in the media can be a pretty broad range. Let's not forget that UMC member George W. Bush could be considered a mainline Protestant.

Fair enough, although Bush has considered himself an evangelical Christian for most of his life, I believe.
5587  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Use a City to Describe the Previous Persons Ideology on: September 16, 2013, 08:28:58 pm
Hatman: How about NYC?

Progressive Realist: Madison, WI
5588  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: 2013 Post-a-Picture-of-Yourself Thread on: September 16, 2013, 08:26:16 pm
Did you join some 'bearded ninja' fraternity, Cathcon?
5589  Forum Community / Interactive Timelines / Re: The '92 Vote: An Interactive Timeline [Gameplay] on: September 16, 2013, 08:18:35 pm
Virginia (Democrats)
Al Gore: 39%
Joe Biden: 37%
Bob Kerrey: 19%
Undecided/Uncommitted: 5%

Pennsylvania (Democrats)
Joe Biden: 44%
Al Gore: 33%
Bob Kerrey: 15%
Undecided/Uncommitted: 8%
5590  Forum Community / Interactive Timelines / Re: The '92 Vote: An Interactive Timeline [Gameplay] on: September 16, 2013, 08:14:09 pm
Round 23: April 4 - April 13, 1992 (Virginia Democratic caucuses)
5591  Forum Community / Interactive Timelines / Re: The '92 Vote: An Interactive Timeline [Gameplay] on: September 16, 2013, 08:12:21 pm
How did Biden win New York? Gore was up by 5 and spent more time there than him.

Biden benefited from a Kerrey collapse.
5592  Forum Community / Interactive Timelines / Re: The '92 Vote: An Interactive Timeline [Gameplay] on: September 16, 2013, 08:08:06 pm

Joe Biden Wins New York Democratic Primary

Joe Biden: 38.54% - 37 delegates
Al Gore: 38.18% - 36 delegates
Bob Kerrey: 15.36% - 15 delegates
Uncommitted: 7.92% - 7 delegates



Al Gore Wins Wisconsin Democratic Primary

Al Gore: 39.30% - 17 delegates
Joe Biden: 35.71% - 15 delegates
Bob Kerrey: 19.56% - 8 delegates
Uncommitted: 5.43% - 2 delegates



Bob Kerrey Wins Kansas Democratic Primary

Bob Kerrey: 48.18% - 19 delegates
Al Gore: 27.59% - 11 delegates
Joe Biden: 22.47% - 9 delegates
Uncommitted: 1.76% - 1 delegate


5593  Forum Community / Interactive Timelines / Re: The '92 Vote: An Interactive Timeline [Gameplay] on: September 16, 2013, 07:28:17 pm

David Duke Wins North Dakota Republican Convention

David Duke: 77.62% - 23 delegates
Uncommitted: 22.48% - 5 delegates



David Duke Wins New York Republican Primary

David Duke: 72.33% - 69 delegates
Uncommitted: 27.67% - 6 delegates



David Duke Wins Wisconsin Republican Primary

David Duke: 74.95% - 31 delegates
Uncommitted: 25.05% - 11 delegates



David Duke Wins Minnesota Republican Primary

David Duke: 75.21% - 30 delegates
Uncommitted: 24.79% - 10 delegates



David Duke Wins Kansas Republican Primary

David Duke: 86.72% - 35 delegates
Uncommitted: 13.28% - 5 delegates


5594  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: What's your Abortion Policy? on: September 16, 2013, 07:09:45 pm
Pro-choice.  I like bedstuy's approach to late-term abortions.
5595  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Obama won't negotiate with Congress on debt ceiling on: September 16, 2013, 07:06:38 pm
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Obama said "the last time the same crew threatened this course of action," the mere talk of a debt default sent the stock market into a months-long tailspin and slowed U.S. economic growth.

"I will not negotiate over whether or not America keeps its word and meets its obligations. I will not negotiate over the full faith and credit of the United States," he said.

"This country has worked too hard for too long to dig out of a crisis just to see their elected representatives here in Washington purposely cause another crisis," he said.

A Republican plan aimed at averting a government shutdown on October 1 ran into a wall of opposition last week from conservatives in the House, and leaders delayed votes on it until this week.
Reuters

Finally he learns...
5596  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Primary Election Polls / Re: CNN-National: Hillary dominates, Christie/Ryan tied on: September 16, 2013, 05:59:52 pm
I'm a bit surprised they didn't include Peter King, since he's openly considering a run.
5597  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Use a City to Describe the Previous Persons Ideology on: September 16, 2013, 05:51:40 pm
Burlington, VT
5598  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Gun Control Debate on: September 16, 2013, 05:42:48 pm
Right bear arms is an unassailable right.
Disagree.  It is a right, but like many rights (i.e. freedom of speech), there should be common sense limitations.

Oppose restrictions on the right to bear arms.
See above.

Loosen restrictions on interstate gun purchases.
Disagree.

Allow veterans to register unlicensed guns.
Disagree.

Recognize heritage of hunting and shooting on federal lands.
Agree.

No background checks at gun shows.
Disagree.

More penalties for gun violations.
Agree.

Guns don't have to be sold with trigger locks.
Disagree.

Prohibition remains on suing gun manufacturers and sellers for gun misuse.
Agree.

National cross-state standard for concealed carry.
Agree.

Ban on gun registration and trigger lock law in Washington D.C.
That's up to Washington, D.C.

No permit needed to -purchase a firearm or assault weapon.
Disagree.

No license required to own a firearm or assault weapon.
Disagree.

Allow for open carry outside of cities with exception of legal officials.
What do you mean "with the exception of legal officials?"

Require permits to carry on a shall issue basis.
Sure.

Require 12 hour training class before allowing open carry.
Agree.  If we require training courses for driving, I see no reason why we shouldn't require the same for owning guns.

One day waiting period for purchase of a firearm as opposed to 3 days.
I don't really understand the purpose of waiting periods.  There should, of course, be time for officials to conduct background checks.

Magazines holding more than 31 rounds considered as automatic firearms.
Okay.

Guns must be kept in a locker room at courthouses.
Why would you bring a gun to a courthouse?

No guns on or near schools and churches.
Agree.

Maintain current hunting laws to protect hunted species from going extinct.
Agree.

Firearms in Vehicles:
 
1. In a closed package, box, or case.
That should be acceptable.

2. In a compartment that can only be reached by leaving the vehicle.
Not sure how that would work.

3. In plain sight and secured in a rack or holder.
Agree.

4. Must be unloaded.
What's the point of having a gun in the car if it's unloaded?  Unless you're (legally) transporting one...
5599  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Use a City to Describe the Previous Persons Ideology on: September 16, 2013, 05:06:50 pm
I'm feeling... Colorado Springs?
5600  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: Russian shot in quarrel over Kant's philosophy on: September 16, 2013, 05:05:10 pm
I Kant imagine what could have triggered such a heated debate, but at least they know how to stick to their guns.
Kant is a controversial guy. I have many heated debates about him.

My attempt at being punny. Tongue
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