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1  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Update XX: A Darn Good Judge of My Financial Situation on: January 30, 2015, 07:30:22 pm
You're a walking tub of lard and you're only expanding. It doesn't take a doctor to foresee potential heart attacks. This is why you should eat less and exercise more.
2  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Israel General Election Thread: March 17 2015 on: January 30, 2015, 02:54:19 pm
Interestingly enough it looks like leakage from Jewish Home; connected to recent tehdrama, or just the usual ups and downs of polling in a country where that will never be easy?
3  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Handball on: January 30, 2015, 02:36:40 pm
Great sport.
4  General Discussion / History / Re: Forum dems/libs: Would you have supported the American Revolution? on: January 30, 2015, 02:22:06 pm
An interesting - and sometimes forgotten - fact is that in Britain there were many supporters of the Americans.
5  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Governor Tmthforu94/Lt. Governor TDAS04 on: January 30, 2015, 02:13:20 pm
6  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Italian Presidential Election - Jan 29, 2015 and on... on: January 30, 2015, 01:36:11 pm
If you don't love Italy there's something fundamentally wrong with you.
7  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of Governor Tmthforu94/Lt. Governor TDAS04 on: January 29, 2015, 09:19:33 pm
HANG THE BASTARD
HANG THE BASTARD
HANG THE BASTARD NOW
8  General Discussion / Religion & Philosophy / Re: How can anyone be sure their religion is correct? on: January 29, 2015, 07:50:03 pm
Have you ever heard of the concept of 'faith'? Its a useful one to remember when religion is discussed.
9  General Politics / International General Discussion / Which European Green/Hard Left/Handwringing Liberal party is the most pathetic? on: January 29, 2015, 06:18:22 pm
Huh
10  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Italian Presidential Election - Jan 29, 2015 and on... on: January 29, 2015, 03:38:12 pm
Obligatory
11  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election - May 7th 2015 on: January 29, 2015, 03:23:06 pm
Unite have decided to give the Labour campaign 1.5 million and haven't ruled out further donations.
12  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: highest popular vote % since 1964 by county by party on: January 29, 2015, 03:09:13 pm
Voting age was still 21 in 1968. I think that answers your question.
13  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / ARREST TMTHFORU94 on: January 29, 2015, 03:01:33 pm
A speech delivered earlier to members of the Transcendental Democrats:

It has recently emerged that the former President Napoleon was, in fact, the notorious criminal Hamilton in disguise. He appears to have outwitted authorities due to his cunning use of voice coaching, a false nose and a cocked hat. This leads me to suspect that he will doubtless return at some point in the future, for that is how he rolls. I suspect that next time he will appear in the guise of a foolish man with absurd facial hair and red trousers.

Yet Napoleon Hamilton is not the true focus of this speech. For in the unmasking of that greatest of criminals it emerged that his identity was known to a respected member of the Atlasian Establishment. This shocking detail is deeply disturbing and points clearly and undeniably towards collusion and conspiracy. Who is the cuckoo in the nest, I hear you ask? Who is the traitor? Who is, perhaps even, the mole? None other than tmthforu94, of all people.

Yes, yes... shocking, shocking. Truly shocking. I submit that something must be done, and done at once. I call on the authorities to arrest this traitor at once and place him on trial on charges of Treason. A failure to act on this point will be regarded, and rightly so, as evidence of an Establishment conspiracy that reaches even higher and even further than the loathsome Kansan cretin. The traitor must be apprehended! The traitor must be punished! The traitor must die!
14  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Office of The Game Moderator Dr. Cynic: Offering an Apology... on: January 29, 2015, 02:54:43 pm
LETTER TO DR. L.W. CYNIC, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF OF THE ATLASIAN DEMOCRAT

Dear Dr. Cynic

An article recently appeared in your esteemed publication concerning the activities of the charitable arm of the Temple of The People (the charitable arm of the Transcendental Democrats). As chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Temple of The People and General Secretary of the TDP I would like to correct a few inaccuracies in your report.

1. The Transcendental Democratic Party has no intention whatsoever in engaging in anything even remotely resembling the embarrassing separatist activities of the brain damaged cultists of the Papal Patch movement. Our concerns are global and we do not seek to hide ourselves away from the rest of society.

2. We are also concerned about the comparison to the Papal Patch movement. The Papal Patch movement is known by all to be a cult. This is not a word that can be fairly used to describe either the Transcendental Democrats or to Temple of The People. Although we appreciate that this was not done in your article, we nevertheless feel obliged to make it VERY clear that ANY instance of the use of the word 'cult' in the context of either the TDP or its charitable arm WILL BE MET WITH IMMEDIATE LEGAL ACTION. The Transcendental Democrats are a legitimate political party and the Temple of The People is merely a social welfare movement that aims to reduce the rampant inequalities of Atlasian society. Accusations to the contrary are VILE SLANDER and will be forcefully rebutted in all instances.

Yours Sincerely

A.C. Sibboleth
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Opinion of burning the other team's country's flag at football games on: January 29, 2015, 02:18:52 pm
and I tend to basically just approve of anything that offends stupid and simplistic "OMG NATIONALISM" sentiment.

Then why would you approve of one of the most blatant acts of OMG NATIONALISM that you can carry out at a sports stadium? The people who do this sort of thing are generally fascist hooligans.
16  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Is the SNP a socialist party? on: January 29, 2015, 02:16:05 pm
It's hard to describe a party that is bankrolled by Brian Souter and that is currently lobbying for tax cuts for BP as 'socialist', even if it does certainly contain some socialists in its membership. Its record in government balances out as fairly middle of the road: they've kept popular left-ish policies of the previous Scottish Labour administrations, while also doing some rather more right-wing things of their own, though the peculiar political language of Scotland (the point having been reached where 'Right' = Tory = anti-Scottish*) means that this isn't how such policies are seen. More common than either, really, is managerial centrism of the high spending variety.

During the referendum campaign their rhetoric moved futher to the left, but in a way that was perhaps a little heavier on soaring language than on sordid matter such as details (viz. repeated promises of 'transformative change' in their plan for what an independent Scotland would be like), from which people can draw their own conclusions.

*Some of the blame for this ridiculous state of affairs can be laid at Scottish Labour's door, unfortunately.
17  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Italian Presidential Election - Jan 29, 2015 and on... on: January 29, 2015, 01:37:44 pm
Looks like nobody will actually be voting for Mattarella on the first ballot. The showdown will only come on the 4th, when a simple majority is sufficient. Theoretically, Mattarella already has the unanimous support of the left coalition (which has nearly 50% of the seats) and could get additional support from former M5Sers and centrists.

LOL that old trick.
18  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election - May 7th 2015 on: January 29, 2015, 01:34:23 pm
The answer is that seat projections are usually worthless.
19  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Rep. Tim Ryan (D-OH-13) now pro-choice on: January 28, 2015, 08:00:55 pm
Running for Senate, right?
20  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: UK General Discussion II on: January 28, 2015, 07:18:27 pm
lol
21  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election - May 7th 2015 on: January 28, 2015, 01:52:44 pm
One thing Labour should be worrying about is what's happened in Wales. They've hit 54% in this parliament, but now they're on 37% (up 1 on 2010). UKIP is clearly hurting Labour a lot more than the Cons in Wales. I imagine UKIP'll get some respectable (scarily close) 2nd places in the Valleys and in the likes of Wrexham. Only gaining their two targets in Cardiff is perfectly fine, but it's simply not good enough.

When Labour in Wales was polling the 50s, Labour nationally was generally polling in the 40s. If you think Midterm polling figures are 'real' then Wales has many famous bridges that could be sold to you at a knock down price. There's also the usual issue of volatility in Welsh polling, which is a longstanding one. Two additional points need addressing here:

1. The Tories in Wales have a low ceiling and a high floor; the people who vote Tory mostly would never dream of voting for anyone else, the people don't vote Tory (even those with right-wing views) mostly would never dream of voting for them. Plaid are in a somewhat similar boat (absent occasional freak protest votes), albeit on a smaller scale. Even though Labour's ceiling in Wales is rather more flexible than either those parties, its floor is about as solid: an unusually high proportion of voters in Wales are partisan die hards. Most of the remainder of the electorate, though, are extraordinarily fickle; generally more so than in England.

2. There aren't many marginal seats in Wales (hey on paper even Cardiff Central isn't). From a Labour perspective (and ignoring the Cardiff marginals) there's a low Plaid majority in Arfon and a comparatively low one in Carmarthen East & Dinefwr, there are the two Pembrokeshire seats (which may be harder to gain in reality than on paper), there's the Vale of Glamorgan (which is a strange socially polarised constituency), and I guess there's Aberconwy, but I'll believe that when I see it. Incumbency can matter a lot in all of these seats. Here's the fun part though; most of Arfon hasn't had a Labour MP since the 1970s, Carmarthen East & Dinefwr was lost in 2001, and one of the Pembrokes was lost in 2005 (as was Cardiff Central).
22  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK General Election - May 7th 2015 on: January 28, 2015, 01:17:56 pm
Apparently this is Wales Polling Week, because an ICM poll for the BBC is also out: Labour 38, Con 21, UKIP 13, Plaid 12, LDem 7, Greens 6
23  Questions and Answers / The Atlas / Re: A spooky coincidence on: January 28, 2015, 12:00:43 pm
24  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Do you think democracy can actually work in China? on: January 28, 2015, 11:50:15 am
Well there were (at least nominally) representative assemblies in most of Europe (East as well as West; even the Russian Empire had the Duma) a century ago... but most countries fell well short of what we would call 'democracy' today (but not always for the same reasons).
25  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Israel General Election Thread: March 17 2015 on: January 27, 2015, 08:50:46 pm
Sure; that's why I wrote 'vote bank' rather than 'party' Grin
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