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1  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1912 Reichstag Election on: Today at 06:52:44 pm
Centre.

How come? The National Liberals or even the more right-wing left-liberals are probably closer to your politics especially since you aren't Catholic.

NatLibs were not a pro-democratic party. Zentrum was the most Conservative of the pro-democratic parties.
2  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1912 Reichstag Election on: Today at 06:46:45 pm
Danish Party
3  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1945 General Election - Austrian Election Series on: Today at 04:31:13 pm
ÖVP
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Lief Reservoir of Simple Truths and Smart One-Liners on: Today at 04:17:31 pm

So true and funnier than most of the stuff that goes in the goldmine.
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Eine traurige Nachricht für euch on: Today at 04:09:32 pm
Flashback to my teenage years. Family gathering. It is pouring down outside and I enter the hall soaked to the skin and my most annoying uncle jokingly asks "did it rain?". I then answer "no, I just tried to commit suicide with a water gun" and several aunts and my mother puts on their shrill voices and starts lecturing me about how utterly inappropriate it is to joke about suicide.

Not funny, but also not Not Funny.
6  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Breaking news: an unlikely, yet seemingly amusing candidate has entered a race!! on: Today at 03:50:59 pm
Yeah, in an unlikely turn of events the entire supporting cast in Seinfeld has decided to run:

Jason Alexander (R)



Michael Richards (L)



Julia Louis-Dreyfuss (D)



Wayne Knight (Justice Party)

7  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Eine traurige Nachricht für euch on: Today at 01:24:17 pm
I am a good friend from the person you know as Tender Bransen.

Tender Bransen, a week ago, jumped in front of a train.

He left a letter behind and asked me in it to notice you.

It is a sad time for all of us who knew him :-(

Sick joke, Tender
8  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Great Nordic Thread on: Today at 11:37:16 am
Danish death penalty poll:

20% of voters are in favour of reinstating the death penalty (none of the parties represented in the Folketing support it)

Pro death penalty:

DPP 36%
Liberal Alliance 34%
Liberals 32%
Conservatives 22%
SocDem 9%
SPP 8%
Social Liberals 4%
Red Greens 4%

Liberal Alliance is the most surprising. Combined with their voters strong opposition to feminism and support for tough immigration policies it seems that the party that mostly originated in the Social Liberals now (mainly?) attracts genuine right wingers.
9  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Should April Fools Day be banned? on: Today at 11:19:34 am
Only in countries with a May Cat tradition on May 1 (no need to do it twice)
10  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Barbados plans to replace Queen with ceremonial president on: Today at 11:14:30 am
Correct me if I'm wrong but I assume NZ and the Aussies will become republican once Liz takes her last breathe

That would probably depend on how Charlie does as King. It's true (as has been pointed out already) that patterns of support for Republicanism in Australia are partially generational in character and that specifically the Republican cause is linked with the generations that were young in the 1960s and 1970s (SHAME FRASER SHAME etc), but that doesn't mean that a turnaround is impossible, particularly with a new and less PR friendly monarch. Fundamentally the issue is not an important one, which means that minor changes can theoretically cause large shifts.

The 65+ are the most monarchist in that 2014 poll and people being young in the 60s (= born 1935-1950) are bound to be a majority of those.
11  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: All else being equal... on: Today at 10:52:47 am
Class differences are the only things separating people.

That is absurd. Gender, culture and religion can be just as influential and personality is a factor as well.

i think he's doing an april fool's day joke :p

Well, it is hard to remember all the new posters, but on second thought I recall he is a right winger.
12  General Discussion / History / Re: Most Decisive American Victory: Civil War or Pacific War on: Today at 10:44:22 am
The Pacific War was by far more decisive in that it decided once and for all who dominated the Pacific and the world.  By contrast, we are still fighting the Civil War, only this time -instead of on the battlefield- it's in Congress, the courts, and our culture. 

The idea that it is decided forever who dominates the world is ridiculous.
13  General Discussion / History / Denmark's first mosque might have been built in the 900s on: Today at 09:18:27 am
Denmark's first mosque might have been built back in the 900s.

Archaeologists from the University of Aarhus, who have just begun excavation an 1100 years old fortress found near Køge on Sealand in September 2014 may have found our first mosque.

In the ruins of a longhouse in the castle's eastern end they have found a so-called rune stick with the inscription "Allah u Akbar" written in runes.

Rune sticks were used to write short messages, and the newfound stick shows that Islam has been present in Denmark in the 900s.

Preliminary studies have shown that the building in which the rune stick was found was arranged markedly different from the Viking castle's other longhouses with no space for livestock and the entrance facing south. This has led archaeologists to conclude it was most likely a Muslim house of prayer, but researchers will have to make several additional excavations before they can conclude unequivocally.

There are two possibilities as to who owned the rune stick:

1) An Arabic warrior in king Harald Bluetooth's guard. During his consolidation of power in newly conquered Eastern Denmark the king had built several castles in the 980s, and many of them were guarded by foreign mercenaries. Some of whom may have been Arabs given the trade contacts between Vikings and Arabs.

2) A Viking convert who had embraced Islam on a trading voyage to the Middle East.

Historians know from both written sources and archaeological finds that the Vikings had close contact with the Muslim world. For example the Arab explorer Ibn Fadlan described a Viking burial in the 920s and Arab silver coins and jewelry have been found in many places in Scandinavia, especially in Denmark.

The excavation leader Theodor Granzow-Busch trolls the Danish right wing by saying that the Vikings were generally open to foreign customs and religions they met on their journeys and that it is not inconceivable that Harald Bluetooth may have considered Islam as an alternative before he decided upon Christianity as the official religion of his new united kingdom considering that the strength of the Islamic caliphate would have made it a valuable ally.

This should put Granzow-Busch in the running for national Troll of the Year.
14  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Nigeria General Election - March 28, 2015 on: Today at 08:54:26 am
No real credible total count for HoR and APC has demanded a new election in Rivers State because of massive fraud. But APC looks to have gained a majority in the lower chamber as well.
15  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Barbados plans to replace Queen with ceremonial president on: Today at 08:16:53 am
Correct me if I'm wrong but I assume NZ and the Aussies will become republican once Liz takes her last breathe

I wouldn't bet on it. Support for a Republic is at a record low in Oz and - more importantly - young people are more monarchist than the middle aged.

http://www.smh.com.au/federal-politics/political-news/republican-cause-takes-heavy-knock-in-poll-20140201-31u1a.html
16  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Finnish parliamentary election – April 19th 2015 on: Today at 08:08:50 am
Is it true that the Finnish Greens are economically right of the SDP?

The voters or the leadership?

Either way, not really. They have curiously rightist rhetoric and are less resistant to alliances with the right-wing parties than say, the Swedish Greens; but their policies on paper are not highly different from LA. (They're big Basic Income fans, for example).

I think they are quite open to the flexicurity model, which a lot of more 'statist' and union allied Social Democrats may oppose.


Who are they?

An educated guess is that LA is suppouse supposed to be short for Left Alliance. Tongue

ftfy

And apparently you missed this post:

Oh I know, I meant left alliance

As a Dane I am so used to LA being Liberal Alliance that it confuses me when it stands for something left wing-ish.
17  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Nigeria General Election - March 28, 2015 on: Today at 07:26:28 am
APC has won a majority in the Senate. Results are yet to be finalized, but after the first count the status is:

Senate:

APC 62
PDP 47
Others nil

EDIT:

Naij has an alternative count with 64 ACP, 45 PDP and 1 Labour (which is 110 and there are 109 AFAIK). Anyway, solid APC win and PDP has apparently almost been wiped out in the north. 35 of their seats are won in the south.

http://www.naij.com/413769-apc-wins-64-seats-in-the-senate-now-has-majority-status.html
18  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Nigeria General Election - March 28, 2015 on: Today at 07:17:26 am
Despite Johnathans concession PDP has rejected the results the presidential election and will challenge the results at the election tribunal.

http://www.news24.com.ng/Elections/News/PDP-to-challenge-Buharis-victory-20150401

19  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Great Nordic Thread on: Today at 06:52:30 am
The Pirates are back to being the second largest party in Iceland in new Kjarninn poll, so the 29%+ MMR poll was probably an outlier.

Left Greens 10.2%    
SDA 16.1%    
Pirates 23.6%    
Bright Future 10.1%    
PP 11.0%    
IP 24.8%    
Others 4.2%
20  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Nigeria General Election - March 28, 2015 on: Today at 05:19:38 am
Did Buhari do ANY better in Igbo areas considering the Igbo party that merged into the APC?

It was half a party and he did better basically everywhere.

SE was extreme in 2011:

Johnathan 4,985,246
Buhari 20,335
Ribadu 25,517
Shekarau 20,357



This time he got 133,253 in Imo alone (98% Igbo state)
14,157 in Enugu
17,296 in Anambra
13,394 in Abia
19,518 in Ebonyi

So about ten times as many votes in the SE.

It was a minority of APGA under Imo State Governor Chief Rochas Okorocha that merged into APC. So the effect outside Imo has been much lower.
21  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Nigeria General Election - March 28, 2015 on: Today at 04:21:14 am


Ah, and who made the map... sorry for the lack of shading. Tongue

Hopefully will manage to do that, and an LGA level one over the weekend.

If it is yours why post it on Wikipedia BEFORE Atlas? Tongue
22  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Nigeria General Election - March 28, 2015 on: March 31, 2015, 10:25:41 pm
Final result:

    Goodluck Jonathan / Namadi Sambo (43.67%, 12,853,162)
    Muhammadu Buhari / Yemi Osinbajo (52.41%, 15,424,921)

    Ambrose Albert / Haruna Shaba (0.03%, 7,435)
    Oluremi Sonaiya / Saidu Bobboi (0.04%, 13,076)
    Ganiyu Galadima / Ojengbede Farida (0.14%, 40,311)
    Chekwas Okorie / Bello Umar (0.06%, 18,220)
    Tunde Anifowoshe-Kelani / Paul Ishaka Ofomile (0.08%, 22,125)
    Rafiu Salau / Clinton Cliff Akuchie (0.10%, 30,673)
    Godson Okoye / Haruna Adamu (0.03%, 9,208)
    Martin Onovo / Ibrahim Mohammed (0.08%, 24,455)
    Mani Ibrahim Ahmad / Obianuju Murphy-Uzohue (0.10%, 29,666)
    Ayeni Adebayo / Anthony Ologbosere (0.18%, 53,537)
    Sam Eke / Hassana Hassan (0.12%, 36,300)
    Allagoa Chinedu / Arabamhen Mary (0.08%, 24,475)
    Invalid votes (2.87%, 844,519)

The map:

23  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: the 4 Gospels or the Pauline Corpus on: March 31, 2015, 09:13:35 pm
My first reaction was, why is that even a question?

Do the Pauline Epistles have an especially high status in American Christian tradition (in as far as one can speak of such a thing) since you can seriously compare their importance to the Gospels?



24  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: El Salvador Mid-term Election - March 1, 2015 on: March 31, 2015, 07:02:46 pm
So:

Conservatives:

ARENA + PCN 39


Conservative/Centrist:

PCN/PDC +  PCN/DS 2


Centrists:

GANA + PDC (Christian Democrats - José Napoleón Duartes old party) 12


Left:

FMLN 31


Clear right wing majority. Hash wrote that there was a GANA/PCN alliance, but they are the only right wing parties that have not fielded common candidates, so that sounds a bit odd.

Democratic Change which lost their only seat was a small Social Christian party founded by PDC left wingers and FMLN moderates + Union of the Democratic Centre, which was mostly based on the old Social Democratic Party (PSD). PSD ran independently this time.

Partido Democracia Salvadoreña (DS) is a liberal ("progressive and humanistic" according to themselves) centre-right party that ran candidates for the first time in this election. They were joined by one (maybe two) of the Union por El Salvador MPs (an ARENA breakaway) after Union por El Salvador voted to dissolve itself and rejoin ARENA in autumn 2014.
25  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: El Salvador Mid-term Election - March 1, 2015 on: March 31, 2015, 06:41:24 pm
Final legislative election result:

ARENA 32 (+4)
FMLN  31 (-)
GANA  11 (+1)
PCN     4 (-3)
PDC    1 (-)
CD    0 (-1)
DS    0 (-)
PSD    0 (-)
PCN/DS 1 (+1)
ARENA/PCN 3 (+3)
PCN/PDC 1 (+1)
Unidos Por El Salvador - (-5)
Independents 0 (-1)

Total 84

The ARENA/FMLN balance with total seats in brackets (combo lists not counted)

SAN SALVADOR 11/10 (24)
SANTA ANA 3 /2 (7)
SAN MIGUEL 2/3 (6)
LA LIBERTAD 5/4 (10)
USULUTAN      2/2 (5)
SONSONATE 2/2 (6)
LA UNION 1/1 (3)
LA PAZ 1/1 (4)
CHALATENANGO 1/1 (3)
CUSCATLAN 1/1 (3)
AHUACHAPAN 2/1 (4)
MORAZAN 1/1 (3)
SAN VICENTE  1/1 (3)
CABAÑAS 1/1 (3)


Result in percentage:


ARENA 874,169 (38.77%) Conservatives
FMLN 840,619 (37.28%) Leftist/Centre-Left
GANA 208,851 (9.26%) Centrist
PCN 152,632 (6.77%) Moderate Conservatives
PDC 55,698  (2.47%) Chistian Democrats
CD 36,396 (1.61%) Social Christians
DS 19,210 (0.85%) Liberals
PSD 16,647 (0.74%) Social Democrats


Combo-lists:

PCN/DS 3,658  (0.16%) Conservative/Liberal
ARENA/PCN 37,690 (1.67%) Conservative
PCN/PDC 6,453 (0.29%) Conservative/Christian Democratic
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