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1  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 1972 Primaries (The Hearse at Monticello) on: July 31, 2015, 10:26:09 pm
Ashbrook!
2  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Opinion of Don Bluth Films on: July 31, 2015, 01:59:46 am
Overall Freedom Films, All Dogs Go to Heaven was one of my favourite films as a kid.
3  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: How did your grandparents vote? on: July 31, 2015, 01:41:42 am
Dad's dad:

UK
1959: Tory
1964: Tory
1966: Tory
1970: Tory

Zambia
1973: Most likely didn't vote

UK
1979: Tory

Australia
1983: National
1984: National
1987: National
1990: National
1993: National
1996: National
1998: Liberal
2001: Liberal
2004: Liberal
2007: Liberal
2010: Liberal or spoiled ballot
2013: Liberal

Dad's mum:

UK
1959: Tory
1964: Tory
1966: Tory
1970: Tory

Zambia
1973: Most likely didn't vote

UK
1979: Tory

Australia
1983: National
1984: National
1987: National (liked Joh Bjelke-Petersen)
1990: National
1993: National
1996: National
1998: One Nation
2001: Liberal
2004: Liberal
2007: Liberal
2010: Liberal or spoiled ballot
2013: Unable to vote, was in advanced stages of dementia by this point, and passed away not long afterwards.

Mum's dad (both of my mum's parents have always lived in Australia):
Straight Labor from 1954 onwards, until his death not long before the 2001 federal election. Would detest the Greens if he was still alive, and probably didn't like the Democrats in the 1970s and 1980s.

Mum's mum:
Straight Labor from 1954 onwards.
4  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Should wild animals be banned from circuses? on: July 30, 2015, 07:15:29 pm
No, the animals help form part of the circus tradition, it wouldn't be the same without them.
5  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Who would you vote for in these hypothetical UK vs US election on: July 25, 2015, 10:40:07 am
FDR vs Churchill
Truman vs Attlee
Eisenhower vs Churchill
Eisenhower vs  Eden
JFK vs Macmillan
LBJ vs Wilson
Nixon vs Heath
Carter vs Callaghan
Reagan vs Thatcher
Bush vs Major
Clinton vs Blair(the one from 1997-2001)
Bush vs Blair( the one after 2001)
Obama vs Cameron
6  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Petition for a Constitutional Convention, that would reform Atlasia on: July 24, 2015, 10:22:22 pm
X Anton Kreitzer

Some new life breathed into Atlasia would be awesome Cheesy
7  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International What-ifs / Re: What parties would you be in other countries? on: July 23, 2015, 07:33:31 pm
US: Republican
UK: Liberal Democrats-Conservative swing voter
Germany: Christian Democratic Union-Free Democratic Party
Israel: Kulanu-Hatnuah-Likud, depending on candidates
Denmark: Danish Liberal Party(Venstre) or Danish Social Liberal Party(Venstre Radikale)
Australia: Liberal-Palmer United
Italy: Forward Italy
France: Union of a Democrats and Independents
Netherlands: PVV
Spain: PP
India: Independent-NCP
Sweden: Moderate-Centre
Brazil: PMDB



Palmer United??? They are a literal joke party, their leader doesn't even turn up to Parliament most of the time!
8  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Who would get your vote out of the following? on: July 23, 2015, 07:25:30 am
Paul! Cain and Keyes would be my back-up choices.
9  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: New York City vs San Francisco on: July 22, 2015, 06:14:26 am
The Big Apple, right down to the last bite.
10  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: UK MPs - 2015 Parliament on: July 21, 2015, 07:52:24 pm
Victoria Atkins (Conservative - Louth and Horncastle)

I doubt she'll be there as long as her predecessor was. 


I agree with you, 44 years in Parliament (39 consecutive years) is a long tenure for any MP! Can't see Atkins going anywhere anytime soon though.

54 - 1959-1964 and 1966-2015.

My bad Tongue Even more impressive of a tenure!
11  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: UK MPs - 2015 Parliament on: July 21, 2015, 10:47:14 am
Victoria Atkins (Conservative - Louth and Horncastle)

I doubt she'll be there as long as her predecessor was. 


I agree with you, 44 years in Parliament (39 consecutive years) is a long tenure for any MP! Can't see Atkins going anywhere anytime soon though.
12  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Australia General Discussion on: July 21, 2015, 08:47:39 am
Western Australian Liberal MP Don Randall has died, suspected heart attack.

He was one of the MPs who moved the spill motion against Abbott in February.

RIP. He was only 62. Too young to die. Sad

On to the topic of a potential byelection... Canning is a mostly Liberal-friendly seat with some areas of Labor strength in Mandurah and Armadale. Right now it's on a 12% margin, but was only on a 2% margin in 2010 due the popularity of ALP candidate Alannah Mactiernan (now MP for Perth), so it's not out of reach for Labor. However, they'd need a literal perfect storm to win it, and the federal ALP isn't doing well enough for that. Not to mention that their best candidate won't be able to run. I'd guess a small (5-6%) swing away from the Libs in a byelection, but not enough to threaten them.

As for ChopperGate, I think it makes Abbott less likely to call an early election, simply because it has reduced the momentum he was getting from Shorten's "woes" in recent weeks.



Meanwhile, in the NT, CLP Speaker Kezia Purick has quit the party. This means the government only has 12/25 seats in parliament and has lost its majority.

R.I.P. Mr. Randall, gone way too soon Sad I was definitely shocked when I read the news earlier today.

Regarding the upcoming Canning by-election, there is a chance Labor could win it, but I think the Liberals will hold with a reduced margin (Labor last won it in 1998).

The redistribution should also change the area a bit, as the new seat will likely incorporate Armadale with Gosnells, and newer areas to the west/northwest, pushing the rest of the remaining Canning into rural areas.
13  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Canadian Federal Election on: July 19, 2015, 02:42:21 am
Conservative or Christian Heritage. Went with the Conservatives.
14  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Trump goes one step too far on: July 18, 2015, 11:10:22 pm
How low can Trump go... Not that we was ever up that high in any of our books to begin with.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: Predict the Previous Poster's Result in the Preceding County. on: July 16, 2015, 08:59:40 am
30.8%.

Walton County, FL
16  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Favourite Taylor Swift album on: July 16, 2015, 08:55:41 am
All Too Well is an authentic well-written country song. Red got an unforgettable CMA performance. The pop non-singles like Holy Ground were fun. The pop singles were better than most pop music.

That was top-to-bottom the best and it just so happens to have the best top as well.

Red is everything, every song is perfect. The first 3 are hit and miss and 1989 is decent but not as good as Red.

I agree with you both - the album just seems to be so well-made, from the singles to the duets, it's one of my favourite albums of the decade.

I just hope she doesn't go the hip-hop route on her next album - the single version of Bad Blood is my least favourite song of hers.

17  Forum Community / Forum Community Election Match-ups / Re: TNF vs Bibi Netenyahu on: July 16, 2015, 06:15:44 am
Netanyahu, very easily.
18  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Favourite Taylor Swift album on: July 15, 2015, 11:07:15 am
Red was phenomenal, tbh. 1989 is alright, but I'm only a fan of a few of the songs on it, some of them are too poppy/annoying for me.


What do you think of her first three albums? I'm guessing you like pop music, but not too poppy? On another note, I'll be interested to see what her sixth album is like!
19  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Favourite Taylor Swift album on: July 15, 2015, 10:33:36 am
Inspired by tb75's recent poll about which era Taylor Swift Atlas enjoys more (56.5-43.5 to pop at the time of typing), here's a poll to see which album of Swift's is most popular amongst Atlasians.

I love them all, although if I had to pick just one, I'd go with Red, partly for its retention of a few country elements, while working great as a pop album. Not to mention 22 was one of the first Taylor Swift songs I liked.
20  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Which Era Taylor Swift You Enjoy Better on: July 15, 2015, 10:25:22 am
Write-in: Both!

Gun to my head, country, partly because there's more of it at the moment. 1989 is a superb album though.
21  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Alexander the Great vs Alexis Tsipras on: July 12, 2015, 08:44:04 am
Alexander the Great, of course. It's a shame he had to die so young.
22  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Things to do/see in Spain on: July 12, 2015, 01:29:00 am
Hi all,

I could be going to Spain later in the year, to visit my (until very recently) long-lost uncle. What are some attractions and activities worth visiting/doing over there? I'll be going to Andalusia (my uncle lives near Malaga), but could be going to other parts of the country.

Thank you all in advance,

AK Smiley
23  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Should the father in this case have been charged with any crime? on: July 10, 2015, 11:01:30 pm
No, the father was protecting his child, and rightfully so!
24  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Rank the 3rd place 3rd parties on: July 10, 2015, 10:47:55 pm
The rest of the parties either suck and/or are racist.

Is the second qualifier necessary? Was there a racist party that didn't suck?

A party can suck without being racist though -  for example, I don't think the Socialist-Labor Party is racist.
25  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Andrew Cuomo vs. The Confederate Flag on: July 10, 2015, 12:28:46 pm
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