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1051  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Daily Kos or Mother Jones? on: November 17, 2014, 06:25:21 am
Neither.
1052  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Snow driving... on: November 17, 2014, 06:04:39 am
I live in Sydney. What is snow?
1053  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Your Party ID Through the Years on: November 17, 2014, 12:55:58 am
1791-1824: Democratic-Republicans
1824-1828: National Republican
1828-1832: Working Men's Party
1832-1840: Democrat
1840-1848: Liberty Party
1848-1854: Free Soil
1854-1896: Republican (though likely a rather relucant member post-1876)
1896-1904: Democrat
1904-1912: Independent
1912-1916: Progressive
1916-1924: Socialist
1924-1928: Progressive
1928-1932: Socialist
1932-present: Democrat
1054  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the preceding politician on: November 17, 2014, 12:40:35 am
Not a huge fan of his political work, but gets a big FF for his influence to Pakistan pre-politics.

Putin's bitch boy = HP.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Beazley
1055  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: French election maps on: November 17, 2014, 12:30:58 am
What attracts the North (Nord) to far-right morons? I guess the coast would be because of olds, but still..

And the South (Sud) to the PS?
1056  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: IMPORTANT - Midwest Recall on: November 16, 2014, 03:52:35 pm
This disturbs me.

For my Midwestern friends, vote #1 Charles Darwin.
1057  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: At-Large Special Election Coverage on: November 16, 2014, 03:48:54 pm
Rules if it's a tie?
1058  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Australian Federal Redistribution 2016 on: November 16, 2014, 03:23:38 am
They should abolish Warringah. Smiley
Abbott would just win preselection in a neighbouring district if that happened though. You have to remember that that part of Sydney has 5 uber-safe Liberal districts.
1059  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Australian Federal Redistribution 2016 on: November 16, 2014, 01:09:55 am
Beazley is a far more important name in WA, of course, but it's probably time for an aboriginal name in WA, or to bring back Kalgoorlie, push O'Connor heavily into Forrest, Canning, and Pearce... nah, too complex.

Looking at that link and adding a bit of my own thoughts to it, it looks like the solution might be for Hasluck to extend it's northern boundary a bit into Pearce, and maybe take a small chunk out of Perth and/or Swan, and maybe even a bit of Cowan; the southern part of Hasluck becoming the core of the new seat along with pockets of Tangney, Fremantle, and a reasonable chunk of Canning; Canning taking in a bit of Brand and Forrest.

In NSW, it's hard to see where the removal should be, although Greenway/Mitchell might be candidates, even though that's part of the Sydney growth area? Maybe Bennelong? Hunter does seem like a reasonable but unfortunate choice.
I wouldn't name the new seat Beazley at this stage as the most famous one isn't dead yet. I don't know much about famous Australian figures from WA though.

For NSW, I think the growth shortfalls are on the North Coast, but removing a seat there will probably require a radical redraw of rural NSW....probably not something the AEC will have the balls to do (look at how they backed down on the Victorian redistribution back in 2010). One thing at Antony Green suggested we might see is that a Hunter-based seat and a Southern NSW-based seat will be abolished and a new rural Mid-Western seat is created in its place.
1060  Forum Community / Forum Community / Opinion of the IRC Channel on: November 15, 2014, 07:51:04 pm
One of the treasures of Atlas.
1061  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Tony Abbott? on: November 15, 2014, 12:35:18 am
A bigoted and mostly incompetent Prime Minister who's eroded everything liberal about the Liberal Party and who I believe will make terrible damage to the Australian centre-right for a generation.   

Tony Abbot is the perfect opposition leader. He's ruthless, opportunistic, and wickedly effective at breaking down and tearing apart his opponents, but terrible at filling the shoes of national leader once he's successfully terminated them.   
By liberal, they mean classically liberal.
Abbott isn't really a classical liberal either.
1062  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Should we make voting mandatory? on: November 14, 2014, 11:43:40 pm
I'm not sure if this is the best way to deal with it, but turnout rates are embarrassingly low and need to be improved.
1063  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of the first-past-the-post voting system on: November 14, 2014, 09:25:31 pm
Not a fan.
1064  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Tony Abbott? on: November 14, 2014, 09:25:09 pm
Terrible, will hopefully be out by 2017.
*2016 Tongue
1065  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Tony Abbott? on: November 14, 2014, 07:54:38 pm
He makes me ashamed to be Australian.
1066  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Duckworth husband registers DuckworthforSenate.com on: November 14, 2014, 06:59:27 pm
Urgh. She just doesn't seem a very strong candidate in practice.
1067  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: 2014 US Congressional Election Results on: November 14, 2014, 06:59:00 pm
For some reason I hope Tacherra wins.
1068  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: November 2014 Special At-large Senate Election on: November 14, 2014, 06:57:45 pm
[ 1 ] Bacon King of Oceania
The People's Party

[ 4 ] Cris of Kansas
Federalist Party

[ 3 ] Poirot of New York
Independent

[ 2 ] SomebodyWhoExists of Quebec
Labor Party

[ 5 ] rpryor03 of New Jersey
National Party
1069  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: What should Scott Brown do in 2016? on: November 14, 2014, 06:51:46 pm
He's damaged goods.
1070  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Who will end up winning by more? on: November 14, 2014, 06:51:05 pm
Cotton. Only Magellan has polled the runoff I think.
1071  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: can you chopsticks? on: November 14, 2014, 05:17:15 am
Yeah, though once I get to the rice I struggle and often resort to a fork lol.
1072  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: First snowfall of the year, boys and girls on: November 13, 2014, 10:42:39 pm
It's like 90 degrees today where I live Tongue (which is because I live in the Southern Hemisphere, granted)

In any case the maximums rarely gets colder than say 50F (around 15C?) where I live....and it doesn't get colder than 10C when most people are still outside.
1073  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Victorian State Parliamentary Election - 29 November 2014 on: November 13, 2014, 10:23:33 pm
Labor up to 56% in most recent Ipsos poll. Incredible thing out of the poll though is the 76% support for Euthanasia, lol  you Kevin Andrews.
Worth noting that the "56%" would be 53% under the more accepted way of preference flows.
1074  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Australian Federal Redistribution 2016 on: November 13, 2014, 06:45:07 am
If there is any God they will redistrict me out of Kevin Andrews seat.
There won't be a redistribution in Victoria this election. IIRC though you're due for one before the 2019 election so you may get new boundaries then.

My condolences for living in Kevin Andrews's seat.

Anyway, two links about speculation as to what might happen in the redistributions.

http://www.tallyroom.com.au/20035 - NSW
http://www.tallyroom.com.au/20042 - WA
1075  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Australian Federal Redistribution 2016 on: November 13, 2014, 06:04:57 am
So apparently the determinations have come out for the 2016 determination for entitlement to members in the House of Representatives.

This is important because the entitlements have changed. Accordingly there has to be a redistribution in New South Wales (who lose a seat) and Western Australia (who gain one).

Discussion etc. about the possibilities here.
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