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826  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Album of the year, 2014 edition on: December 16, 2014, 10:04:04 pm
This was a pretty boring year for records IMO. A lot of those albums that were listed were pretty good but certainly don't represent the best work produced most of those artists.
Music quality has really dropped over the last 5 or so years.
827  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: 1 out of 5 Republicans Agree: Rectally feeding suspected terrorists is a-ok! on: December 16, 2014, 01:33:15 am
The fact that most of them got majorities of Republican voters concerns me. Torture is never a good thing.
828  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: if you could travel back in time to this point two years ago on: December 16, 2014, 01:30:50 am
I'd try to go back six years in time, and force Reid to abolish the filibuster. Then we'd have real reform and may well have been better placed in Congress anyway.
829  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Your Top 10 Songs of 2014 on: December 16, 2014, 12:56:48 am
Riptide wasn't released in 2014.
830  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Hostage Crisis in Australia on: December 15, 2014, 08:33:05 pm
Woke up to the awful news of the deaths, this is just awful! Cry I'll be buying some Lindt chocolate today in their memory. And may Man Monis have EVERYTHING at the book thrown at him.
I'm pretty sure Monis is dead.
831  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Were you born in the same state/province you live in currently? on: December 14, 2014, 11:20:36 pm
Yes. My family has lived in the same state for over 100 years.
832  General Politics / Individual Politics / Opinion of Andrew Fisher on: December 14, 2014, 05:29:15 pm
Edmund Barton: 72.7%
Alfred Deakin: 57.1%
Chris Watson: 60%
George Reid: 30%


#5: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Fisher

This guy was a clear FF, for mine.
833  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Are you fluent in at least 2 languages? on: December 14, 2014, 05:22:16 pm
No (Australian)

Did French at school but I hardly remember most of it now lol.
834  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Furries. on: December 14, 2014, 03:12:37 am
To Alfred, what's the appeal?

Anyway, I have nothing against them, even if I personally think the subculture is pretty weird.
835  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What religion are you? on: December 14, 2014, 12:21:22 am
Atheist/Agnostic. Was baptised but I've never believed in God.
836  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Republican and Democratic US Senate Streaks on: December 14, 2014, 12:13:54 am
What are the longest streaks by Senate seat? Landrieu's has been Democratic since reconstruction.

Vermont's class 1 was Republican from 1856-2001, so that's probably it for republicans. I'm sure you can find similar things with Maine.

For democrats, its seems to be that Georgia's class 2 takes the cake, as it was democratic from 1852-2002. For most states in the south, there's a common pattern. Democratic at first, some Republicans during reconstruction, and then Democratic pretty all the way until post-Civil Rights. Georgia's class 2 is the only one I've seen where it didn't elect at least one Republican during reconstruction. 

Do you know the context there? How did they manage to elect Democrats during Reconstruction?

I don't know. It was at least 40% black at the time so I can't imagine a Republican not getting elected.
That was pre-17th Amendment, so there was still a good chance that the state legislature was Democrat controlled.
837  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: If the GOP had 'smoked-filled room' who would they pick? on: December 13, 2014, 05:36:38 pm
Yeah Bush or Romney most likely.
838  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Chelsea Manning vs Julian Assange vs Edward Snowden on: December 13, 2014, 04:51:25 pm
Snowden is the best. He didn't harm anyone. Manning might've endangered people's lives and Assange is both a rapist and egotistical lunatic.
Again, is there any actual evidence of this?
He's been charged with having sex while damaging a condom/not using a condom without consent. So yes.
839  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of George Reid on: December 13, 2014, 03:35:30 am
Another day left.
840  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Chelsea Manning vs Julian Assange vs Edward Snowden on: December 13, 2014, 03:32:57 am
Manning is obviously the best, and even from the perspective that this sort of information shouldn't be made public she's still probably the least bad. Assange is the literal Worst from almost any imaginable perspective.

I'll never for the life of me understand why oakvale feels the way he does about this.
oakvale doesn't have a real ideology beyond going against what he feels is the popular consensus.
841  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Let's talk about WillipsBrighton on: December 13, 2014, 03:30:46 am
I hate to channel BRTD, but why is opebo banned when this clown is still running around?
842  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Favorite Abbott on: December 12, 2014, 08:31:15 pm
One affects me, the other does.

Voted Greg.
843  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: December 2014 At-large Senate Election on: December 12, 2014, 06:09:20 pm
[ 2 ] Bacon King of Oceania
The People's Party

[ 5 ] Cris of Kansas
Federalist Party

[ 6 ] JohanusCalvinusLibertas of Indiana
Federalist Party

[ 3 ] Lief of Vermont
Labor Party

[ 1 ] Polnut of Massachusetts
The People's Party

[ 4 ] SomebodyWhoExists of Quebec
Labor Party
844  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Mideast Voting Booth: Protecting People From Explosives Amendment on: December 12, 2014, 06:08:50 pm
Aye
845  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: The "Who is running?" tea leaves thread on: December 11, 2014, 06:58:08 pm
The Winfield legacy lives on.
846  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Sabato: Initial 2016 Senate ratings on: December 11, 2014, 02:06:42 am
He is at 38/28. He is more anonymous and unknown than well-liked.
And nobody said anything about a 100% possibility of losing. That's a strawman you created.
LOL, Illinois is not a tossup. Maybe only likely D.

He is hinting that Safe D, which means an (effectively) 100% chance of a democratic victory, is an arguable rating two years out.

And I said fairly popular for a reason.
Well if Safe D = 100% chance of victory then no seats should be Safe D/R.
847  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Sabato: Initial 2016 Senate ratings on: December 11, 2014, 01:52:39 am
LOL, Illinois is not a tossup. Maybe only likely D.
Uh, there's a republican incumbent there. He's fairly popular too. Democrats have a strong bench, but they need someone to actually RUN.

Since when being anonymous means you're popular?

He's at +10 in favorability. Yes, +10. That's very good for an Illinois Republican. Furthermore, the suggestion that you can argue two years out that ANY incumbent has a 100% chance of losing as ○∙◄☻tπ[╪AV┼cV└ (he said 'maybe only likely D' hinting that he thinks Safe D is arguably a correct rating) says in relation to Kirk is just ludricious. We don't know who's going to challenge Kirk yet. Sure, Madigan will defeat him, but Kirk has a solid shot at surviving against one of the democratic U.S. house members, and probably starts out with a slight advantage against outgoing Lt. Gov. Shelia Simon.

In which poll is he at +10?
And even so, tell that to Lincoln Chafee and Scott Brown.
http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/main/2014/11/2016-senator-approvals.html

Neither Chafee nor Brown had a 100% chance of losing two years before the election. In fact, Brown didn't lose his lead in the polls until the last few months of the campaign.
Only 2/3rds of the Illinois population have an opinion of him? Odd.
848  General Politics / Individual Politics / Opinion of George Reid on: December 11, 2014, 12:04:52 am
Edmund Barton: 72.7%
Alfred Deakin: 57.1%
Chris Watson: 60%

#4: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Reid_(Australian_politician)

Hard to call. That said, I wouldn't be a supporter of the Free Traders despite generally being not in favour of tarriffs.
849  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Do you buy into any conspiracy theories? on: December 09, 2014, 09:44:22 pm
Most assassinations aren't acted alone. Whether that counts as a conspiracy theory though is different.

And I kinda agree with X's point over Bushie trolling us with the Update.
850  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Would you rather your daughter date a cop or a stoner? on: December 09, 2014, 06:58:11 pm
Depends on the expected duration of the relationship. A friendly cop is more useful than a friendly stoner, but a vindicative cop is more dangerous than a vindictive stoner.
This is the correct answer.

So my vote depends on what country we're talking about.
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