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1  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Who would you vote for?(UK General Election 2025) on: May 02, 2016, 05:04:49 pm
Yeah not sure if you understand how Labour factionalism works at all.
2  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you ever submitted a BS assignment because you knew you'd pass the class? on: May 02, 2016, 04:40:39 pm
If you get a liberal arts degree in America, you really should be BSing all your papers. If you have to put in effort, college isn't for you. Go be a welder or something. You'll make more money anyway.

As a welder? No you won't: it's not 1976 any more. Besides that's a skilled job that requires a lot of work as well...
3  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: College Students Are Ridiculously Infuriating Safe-Space/Mega-thread on: May 02, 2016, 01:57:22 pm
Dude the student radicals of the late 1960s were infinitely more violent than those of today. As you'd know if you'd actually read those history books rather than just looked at the pictures.
4  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Have you ever submitted a BS assignment because you knew you'd pass the class? on: May 02, 2016, 11:43:32 am
College professors, in my experience, are surprisingly lazy.

And how would you know little boy? Do you spend all of your time around an academic department carefully observing the working environment? Have you ever marked any papers yourself? Do you have any idea what an absolute fycking nightmare of a hassle it is?
5  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Manitoba election 2016 on: May 02, 2016, 09:17:53 am
The swing in Transcona was quite large (but not in the rest of Elmwood-Transcona), but that has more to do with a lack of incumbent.

Yes the swing pattern in the E-T riding rather neatly fits in with relative suburbanness (though as you say that's basically a coincidence).
6  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Scottish Parliament election - 5th May 2016 on: May 02, 2016, 07:26:01 am
If that was the case then why is UKIP making inroads in Wales and not Scotland?

Because Wales isn't Scotland. Amongst other things (and there are a lot of things) it is integrated (socially, economically, culturally etc) with England to an infinitely greater extent and while it does have a nationalist party it doesn't have one that's a massive catch-all affair that polled 50% of the vote in a General Election.
7  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Scottish Parliament election - 5th May 2016 on: May 02, 2016, 06:57:35 am
Anyway, Sturgeon is a tremendously talented bullsh!tter (even better than Salmond was) capable of making cardboard look like gold (and what she can do that Salmond couldn't is somehow give off the impression that even she herself believes that, yes, that cardboard is gold, why on earth would you suggest that it is cardboard?) and clearly has solid tactical instincts (a lot of politicians don't). In terms of actual governance she does not impress, but happily for her and the SNP the opposition is such a joke that this does not actually matter.
8  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Scottish Parliament election - 5th May 2016 on: May 02, 2016, 06:47:35 am
I agree with you but it seems that Sturgeon has fought off any desire to make immigration the issue in Scotland. In England, that isn't the case.

That's because Scotland is the whitest part of Great Britain. Emigration has made a bigger mark on Scottish society over the past century than immigration...
9  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Who would you vote for?(UK General Election 2025) on: May 02, 2016, 06:41:52 am
Watson is old fashioned West Midlands Labour Right and even looks it.
10  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Zac Goldsmith. on: May 02, 2016, 06:40:27 am
Just awful, professionally and personally.

Yes, even before he was a politician that would have been a fair judgment. The kind of 'environmentalist' that gives environmentalism a bad name.
11  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Zac Goldsmith. on: May 02, 2016, 06:38:58 am
Named Goldsmith and married to a Rothschild, it's like he's trying to be a caricature for anti-Semitic conspiracy theorists.

Though he's not Jewish (and neither even was his father).
12  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Zac Goldsmith. on: May 02, 2016, 06:34:13 am
Though, to the UK posters, are there actually any tensions (overt or not) between Hindus, Sikhs, and Muslims in London?

Of course, but most white people don't notice.
13  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Mustard. on: May 01, 2016, 06:45:33 pm
Mustard is an important food group, but you Americans need to eat better mustard.
14  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Who would you vote for?(UK General Election 2025) on: May 01, 2016, 06:29:44 pm
Also, I mean, I like Pat Glass but come on now...
15  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Manitoba election 2016 on: May 01, 2016, 06:27:49 pm
But the swings in two of the divisions in the federal Elmwood-Transcona division were at the lower end and the class division in Winterpeg is historically North/South rather than East/West. Of course the numbers aren't greatly different for most of the more suburban ridings so maybe its just one of those weird cases where a pattern is created in the act of mapping.
16  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Zac Goldsmith. on: May 01, 2016, 12:06:57 pm
HP for running a dogwhistle islamophobic campaign.

Its worse than that. He's acting like some kind of Mini Modi and playing at communalist politics with the aim of winning over Gujarati Hindu voters. He is literally running with the slogan - in the relevant parts of London - of 'SADIQ KHAN WILL STEAL YOUR GOLD'.
17  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Zac Goldsmith. on: May 01, 2016, 12:05:05 pm
The apple didn't fall far from the fycking tree did it?
18  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Most futuristic-looking cities in the world? on: May 01, 2016, 10:14:57 am
And, well, it's hard to see something that exists in present to embody the 'future'. Brazilia...

Robert Hughes weighs in: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he4C7gWEpEU
19  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Which country would be better for American progressives? (UK, AU, NZ, CA, IR) on: May 01, 2016, 07:15:19 am
Canada have much better records of treatment of indigenous peoples

Um... no. Sorry, but that's not actually true.

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It may also surprise some people how much New Zealand has in common with Scandinavian countries (small population in egalitarian society, clean environment, strong welfare/pension/health systems, history of women's rights, etc).

I see that you are a time traveler from the 1960s. New Zealand is a very different country now.
20  General Politics / Political Debate / Re: Which country would be better for American progressives? (UK, AU, NZ, CA, IR) on: May 01, 2016, 07:14:25 am
True, but in policy respects all the countries are fairly similar.

Actually they are all very different. Canada, for instance, has a several limited welfare state and no serious history of State Planning (outside Saskatchewan!) or government involvement in housing policy etc. The United Kingdom is historically/currently an extremely centralised state with only the capital and the parts of it outside England having any degree of regional government or even any history of it. And so on...
21  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: How did Trump win Fairfield County so big? on: May 01, 2016, 04:49:55 am
Trump's support has consistently been more demographically even than you'd think from media coverage (duh: you can't win a Republican primary with the supposed electoral coalition he has) and this is particularly true in the north east of the U.S.A. Of course this has partially been obscured by bizarre and outdated assumptions (e.g. if someone has an accent and a surname ending in a vowel then they're working class. LMAO). As is often the case on Atlas a lot of you are making the mistake of conflating stereotype and reality and being bemused when the latter refuses to resemble the former.
22  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Most futuristic-looking cities in the world? on: April 30, 2016, 01:58:22 pm
We still consider 'futuristic' to mean 'what they thought the future looked like in 1956' which is amusing.
23  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Who would you vote for?(UK General Election 2025) on: April 30, 2016, 01:57:37 pm
Labour(Led by David Lammy)   : Lammy often looks like taking off but never does. He suffers from a lack of ambition. Key players in Labour will Lisa Nandy, Emma Reynolds, Clive Lewis and Richard Burgon. Maybe Chuka too. No idea who the leader will be though.

Owen Smith is a dark horse to consider. Good media performer (in that classic bitchy South Walian way), on the Left but not that much on the Left.
24  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: English local elections, 5 May 2016 on: April 30, 2016, 08:38:01 am
...and Mr Shabbir had previously been a member of the Liberal Democrats. The party skipping in Bradford is such a bizarre thing...
25  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: India 1977-present on: April 30, 2016, 08:30:40 am
Not sure why that is so funny.

Voters: chose between dynasties!
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