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1676  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: East Coast Liberalism vs. West Coast Liberalism on: June 19, 2014, 07:24:39 pm
West Coast "liberals" seem to hate the poor (see Palo Alto), so I think it's obvious which one I'd choose.
1677  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is Atlas Forum slowly turning into Reddit? on: June 19, 2014, 05:03:14 pm
No. Their r/gonewild is much better than our post a picture of yourself thread.

I don't know; Clarko95's pretty hot.
1678  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Crystal Math XIV: cats on: June 19, 2014, 04:54:57 pm
The one with the lowest .
1679  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Demilitarization Act of 2014 (Debating) on: June 19, 2014, 04:50:15 pm
I'm not sure if we're just on different wavelengths here, Sen. Yankee, but why would we need recruitment during emergencies if we have conscription?
1680  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Gillibrand/Locke vs. Walker/Rubio on: June 19, 2014, 04:34:10 pm
I don't think Locke was born in the US and also he's been dead for 300 or so years.
1681  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1912 House and Senate Vote on: June 19, 2014, 01:31:16 pm
By the way, if no candidate gets a majority we'll move down to the final 2 (although a majority of the votes and a majority of the states may not be the same thing - Malcolm and I will cross that bridge when we've come to it).
1682  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1912 House and Senate Vote on: June 19, 2014, 01:26:52 pm
No! Underwood/Johnson!
1683  General Politics / Individual Politics / 1912 House and Senate Vote on: June 19, 2014, 12:26:28 pm
(Quick note: I'm using the system proposed way back in '92 (I believe) where instead of having two separate elections for Prez and VP and therefore two votes, we have one vote for the ticket you want, thus eliminating the possibility of some nefarious creature voting for, say, La Follette and Underwood and not choosing a VP)

The election of 1912 was one of the most contentious in recent memory, largely due to the shocking rise of the BMP (who are strongly considering changing their name to something less Rooseveltian, as they have grown to view their founder as a traitor who can't stay with one party for more than a few years). With the rather popular Hiram Johnson stealing quite a few states from the FLP in the West and the progressive hero Robert La Follette blazing through the Midwest and Northeast, the election was thrown to the House as the Unionist vote tally was reduced to a mere third of the electorate and the FLP found itself in third, largely due to its Southern African-American base being heavily restricted from voting and its Southern white base flipping to the Populists - although that demographic group ended up being the party's only one, consigning them to merely a respectable fourth place. With Glass/Wilson completely out of the fray, the two have refused to endorse any candidate, stating that Underwood's anti-racist agenda was too much for them to handle; Governor Marshall has endorsed an Underwood/Johnson unity ticket, remarking that "what this country really needs is a unity ticket and a five-cent cigar". The policies the candidates have espoused are generally the same - Lodge advocating for fewer restrictions on business practices and reduced freedom for unions, Underwood supporting an all-out war against the KKK and a total ban on child labor, and La Follette supporting women's suffrage and vastly increased trust-busting (even verging on nationalization, though many are believing to think that the Donnelly Era was the high point for that particular idea - but hey, they could always be wrong). The Senate will be forced to choose between McKinley and Johnson, who are in support of the tops of their respective tickets.

(I might have more on McKinley and Johnson's positions later, but for now my Internet's crappy)
1684  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1912 Presidential Election on: June 19, 2014, 11:58:05 am
And it's over. I guess we'll have a House vote after all.
1685  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Children of politicians and famous people you've attended school with on: June 18, 2014, 07:32:34 pm
Louise Slaughter's grandson is one of my friends - she picks him up after school with no security that I can see.
1686  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Labor Party Spring 2014 Convention - FALL CONVENTION LOCATION VOTE on: June 18, 2014, 07:26:29 pm
[CON] Since there were only 3 cities that were mentioned more than once during the location nomination period, those will be the 3 cities according to the by-laws that we vote upon. This vote will last for 24 hours.

Fall 2014 Labor Party Convention Location

[  ] Honolulu, HI
[ X ] San Francisco, CA
[  ] Seattle, WA

The convention will of course be in The Castro, right? Tongue

Where else?
1687  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Favorite Founding Father? on: June 18, 2014, 01:29:02 pm
T-Paine and B-money.
1688  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Is Atlas Forum slowly turning into Reddit? on: June 18, 2014, 05:55:24 am
The only real evidence we have for such a transformation is Memphis (though an argument could be made for Cory), so no.
1689  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Labor Party Spring 2014 Convention - FALL CONVENTION LOCATION VOTE on: June 18, 2014, 05:52:05 am
[CON] Since there were only 3 cities that were mentioned more than once during the location nomination period, those will be the 3 cities according to the by-laws that we vote upon. This vote will last for 24 hours.

Fall 2014 Labor Party Convention Location

[  ] Honolulu, HI
[ X ] San Francisco, CA
[  ] Seattle, WA
1690  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Right to Empowerment Act of 2014 (At Final Vote) on: June 18, 2014, 05:50:39 am
Aye.
1691  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Favorite sons? on: June 17, 2014, 07:10:32 pm
I like Louise Slaughter enough as it is, but it's enhanced by the fact that a) she's my representative and b) she's my friend's grandmother.
1692  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Ukrainian Technical, Economical and Military Aid (Amendment Vote ) on: June 17, 2014, 05:59:53 pm
Nay.
1693  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1912 Presidential Election on: June 17, 2014, 03:57:33 pm
Looks like the left vote's been split. I smell a merger...

I smell a House vote and at least one more rocky continuation of the four-party system before that option comes up.

Lodge leads by 3 votes and 5% though, so that's iffy atm.  We can figure that out when the time comes though.

True, but I think 36% is an extremely low threshold to win outright, and then there's all the rigmarole with whoever the BMP is taking votes from.
1694  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1912 Presidential Election on: June 17, 2014, 02:41:23 pm
Looks like the left vote's been split. I smell a merger...

I smell a House vote and at least one more rocky continuation of the four-party system before that option comes up.
1695  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What was or would have been your draft number? on: June 17, 2014, 02:13:05 pm
273, but I was already safe for medical reasons.
1696  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Sage Garden on: June 17, 2014, 02:07:15 pm
The worst is that Snowstalker is making some pro-ISIS posts that would qualify that are getting ignored.

There's nothing wrong in being a fan of Egyptian deities. I'm pro-Isis and pro-Osiris, though my favourite goddess is Bastet because I adore cats.

>2014
>not being pro-Anubis

lolno

Thoth 5ever (normal)
1697  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Labor Party Spring 2014 Convention - FALL CONVENTION LOCATION SELECTION on: June 17, 2014, 11:29:48 am
Saipan, Oceania.
1698  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Fedoralist Party spokesman Riley Keaton continues to spread lies about Labor on: June 17, 2014, 11:24:31 am
y u mad tho

Supporting working communities also means sharing their values. The Labor Party's social platform needs to be altered from it's Neoliberal tripe.

It's the great contradiction of the modern left. They preach caring for the country's most vulnerable, and hand its babies to butchers and its children to drug pushers.

Quite a surprise, this post is, considering the source.  DC, I know you're neither ignorant nor narrow-minded enough to make such an asinine, strawman-filled comment like you just did.  So, why don't we give you a chance to retract it?

I shall do no such thing. One of the great unifiers of the left is a woman's right to murder her unborn child.

...no.
1699  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Military Has "Vested Interest" in Common Core, Needs "Pool of Young" on: June 17, 2014, 09:03:49 am
Guys, good education standards don't stop being good because the military supports them.
1700  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Government / Re: SENATE BILL: Democratize the Officer Corps. Act of 2014 (Debating) on: June 17, 2014, 09:01:15 am
I'm no expert on this, but isn't the whole point of the military academies to make people fit to serve tours of duty? Is Sen. TNF suggesting internships for the military, as it were?
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