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1  About this Site / The Atlas / Farewell on: February 12, 2017, 12:38:36 pm
Well, that is it. It has been a fun dozen years. But, at this point, continued presence here is intolerable: it is inconsistent with the minimal feeling of self-respect. It has become an acceptable practice here to glorify murderers and murder: that is "an opinion". Responding to that is "unacceptable personal attack". Enough is enough.

Won't see any of you again.
2  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Rank the Russian Governments in the past 300 years on: February 12, 2017, 12:31:53 pm
Really hoping your seventy seventh suicide attempt is successful.
I reported this comment, not because of personal animosity but because I know there are several posters on Atlas who actually did attempt suicide and cannot handle such comments. As far as I know I have refrained from reporting any of your comments after you made that one thread in The Atlas, because while I dislike you I do appreciate your respect for posters' freedom of speech, but I think this comment crosses the line. I would have reported it if any other poster had said this. This type of comment should not become acceptable on Atlas.

Notably, you did not think approving of killing my ancestors was worth reporting. But, then, you always like it when Jews get killed.
3  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Rank the Russian Governments in the past 300 years on: February 12, 2017, 11:00:51 am
There was a Russian Republic?

When? Like, the 24 hours between the dissolution of the USSR and the declaration of the Russian Federation?

-The 8 months between the dissolution of the Empire and the October Revolution.

It was not called that.
4  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: India Assembly elections 2017- UP,Punjab,Uttarakhand,Manipur,Goa,HP,Gujarat on: February 11, 2017, 09:03:31 am
This not-counting-for-a-month business is strange indeed. I can understand why they do in the national elections, but the state-level elections, which are, indeed, conducted on a single day, should be counted immediately.

This is a rule change ECI put in around 8 year ago where all assembly elections held at around the same time are considered on election.  So vote count are delayed until all states are done voting and even exit polls are not allowed to be published until all states are done voting.  The logic is early count results or exit poll results could affect voting in other states.  I do not buy it but several parties in the past claimed they were injured by this dynamic. 

I know. But doing it this way also affects the results. And voting on different days also affects the results. Everything does.
5  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Andrew Cuomo's path to the presidency in 2020 on: February 11, 2017, 12:42:43 am
The potential corruption ...

I mean, given all the real corruption of the next four years, a talk of "potential corruption" would sound facetious.
6  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Rank the Russian Governments in the past 300 years on: February 10, 2017, 10:50:47 pm
Gosh, what the hell are you ranking? Degree of cannibalism?
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Would a Trump impeachment be dangerous? on: February 10, 2017, 07:15:01 pm
I think the "Trump=Pence" crowd are losing sight of the point that Trump is clearly an unbalanced man who has no understanding of government and also has a cult-like following with millions of Americans.

While I hate Trump, you have to admit that he cobbled a coalition of 46% of Americans to vote him despite a MOUNTAIN of issues. Pence is not that "talented" if you can put it like that. And I think putting Pence in the WH would probably reduce the empowerment of the Trumpkins

You don't think Pence is unbalanced?

I do not think we have any reasons to think so, at least for the moment. He is, of course, a guy with views that I find highly objectionable, and his morals are illustrated by him going on the ticket with Trump. But there is no reason to believe he is insane.
8  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Marine Le Pen will not allow French citizens to hold any additional citizenship on: February 10, 2017, 05:40:54 pm
I hate to say it, but I find ag's prickliness endearing.

This is deeply offensive to me.
9  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Marine Le Pen will not allow French citizens to hold any additional citizenship on: February 10, 2017, 05:20:32 pm
David B is much more realistic here than neurotic ag.

When somebody like you approves of something, you know it has to be wrong Smiley
10  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Marine Le Pen will not allow French citizens to hold any additional citizenship on: February 10, 2017, 05:18:52 pm
If anything, I would argue nation states destroy cultures through their homogenising effect. Israel is a prime example, especially in its early years.

^^^^^^^

DavidB, what's your opinion on Yiddish?

He needs it vi a lokh in kop.
11  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Marine Le Pen will not allow French citizens to hold any additional citizenship on: February 10, 2017, 03:45:14 pm
Ag is obviously the more ridiculous one here (but that's expected whenever ag starts writing about Jewish identity), but it also has to be said...

You know full well, I am not ridiculous. Just offensive Smiley
12  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: US Congressman: Macedonia "not a country" on: February 10, 2017, 03:42:36 pm
A lot of countries have laws like this but they are basically unenforceable I think. If you have Israeli and French citizenship, you just use two passports and don't bring it up to the French government?

Actually, if a country wants to enforce it, it enforces. Not perfectly, of course (which law is perfectly enforceable?) but it is doable. If you are caught, you can lose your citizenship - and with troublesome consequences for your past. So, citizens of countries in which such laws are typically enforced tend to follow them.

But I think both of us are in a wrong thread Smiley
13  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: US Congressman: Macedonia "not a country" on: February 10, 2017, 02:48:15 pm
WTF ?

What's next ?

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Atlas posters: Austria "not a country"

Huh

They'll support your absorption by Germany of course.

Better partition between Italy, Hungary and Slovenia.

Voralberg should go to Switzerland.

I would still give it to Italy: for the sake of Liechtenstein!
14  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Pigfvcker Memorial Suppository for UK News: A Departure from EUtopia on: February 10, 2017, 02:45:23 pm
If they oust him, I do not think he has many incentives to rejoin the Conservative backbench. Hopefully, he opts for the LD Smiley

The normal thing to do would be for him to stand down as an MP and go to the Lords as a crossbencher.  You might hope that the Lib Dems would win the ensuing Buckingham by-election, but I emphasise the word "hope".

It would be kind of hilarious if he decided to stay on as an MP and join an opposition party though.  (The track record of Labour MPs for Buckingham isn't brilliant, mind.)  File under "not going to happen".

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In any case, once the Conservatives nominate another Speaker from their numbers, they will be down to 328. Ok, there are two UUP and 1 UKIP MPs as well. But we are starting to get into an interesting area Smiley

It's usually done so that the Speaker and three Deputy Speakers, none of whom vote, are two MPs from the governing party and two not, so that the choice of Speaker doesn't have a partisan effect.

Sure, but the deputy speakers would not change, only the speaker would, and Bercow had been a Tory. So, no matter what happens it would be one Tory less.

There has not been a recent precedent on ousting a speaker: so hard to say what a "normal" thing would be Smiley
15  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: German Elections & Politics on: February 10, 2017, 11:16:35 am
There is another obvious reason for Left being more common as a source for AfD votes in the East: there are not too many Left voters in the West to begin with. Except in the Saarland and the city-states they are nearly invisible in the West.

It is (the few Western exceptions notwithstanding) a socially conservative populist illiberal Eastern party.
16  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Marine Le Pen will not allow French citizens to hold any additional citizenship on: February 10, 2017, 10:57:13 am
Unfortunate.

You can still use that Russian passport of yours. How much did it cost?
The going price is usually your soul, but I didn't have one to give. President Putin took pity on me and gave it to me in exchange for 10 years of Internet labor.

Happy to hear you do have profitably sold your soul beforehand. How much did it go for?
17  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Marine Le Pen will not allow French citizens to hold any additional citizenship on: February 10, 2017, 10:55:38 am
You know full well in your heart that you have betrayed your people.


Why is our resident "Jews-for-Haman" supporter lighting the sky? Is he signalling to the fascist invaders where to bomb?
18  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Marine Le Pen will not allow French citizens to hold any additional citizenship on: February 10, 2017, 10:51:13 am
Unfortunate.

You can still use that Russian passport of yours. How much did it cost?
19  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Marine Le Pen will not allow French citizens to hold any additional citizenship on: February 10, 2017, 10:50:05 am

Otherwise I see you have no qualms with my description of the differences between our views and their respective effects on the future of the Jewish people,

Oh, I do have qualms. But I would not discuss them with a traitor.

There is nothing that is left for us to discuss. You know full well in your heart that you have betrayed your people.
20  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK local by-elections, 2017 on: February 10, 2017, 10:43:26 am
So far, if I am not mistaken, in 12 by-elections this year LD has won 5 (all gains: 3 from Con, 2 from Lab). Not a bad result on any count.

Conservatives got 2 (-3), Lab 2 (-1), UKIP 1(nil), SNP 1 (nil), others 1 (-1).

LD have got as many seats as the 3 Brexit parties combined Smiley
21  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Marine Le Pen will not allow French citizens to hold any additional citizenship on: February 10, 2017, 10:38:08 am

My choice for the Jewish people's future: being a free people in our homeland...

... in which you freely choose not to live. Rather, you prefer to be a weak minority in lands you are willing to give to other people's fascists, whom you find to be allies.

You still claim to be Jewish? To me that claim of your is what is truly offensive.
22  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: UK local by-elections, 2017 on: February 10, 2017, 10:34:26 am
And of course there's little evidence of a Brexit backlash in those other three contests. Of course there isn't much in the other two either, unless you take the view that any Lib Dem success from now on is down entirely to Brexit (which may have some merit to it...I mean what other reason is there to vote for a party led by Farron the Bible Basher?).

Considering they did not even have a candidate in two of those, and came from nowhere to a respectable result in the third...

It is not the matter of a backlash per se. It is the matter that they are the only coherently anti-Brexit party in England. Labour has chosen to drop out of being actual opposition on the most important issue out there. LibDems have the field to themselves: nobody else is playing on it. Sure, in most places it is not a majority position. But UK is an FPTP country, you do not need a majority to win anywhere, just a plurality. Three parties (Con, Lab and UKIP) are now occupying an ideologically similar position on the most important issue - while hating each other for other reasons. This may play marvels with suspending the usual incentives for strategic voting. And if that happens, we are in the world of marvellous unpredictability.

Of course, this is not the case in Scotland. The dominant party there is pro-European (the majoritarian view in the country, anyway). There is no reason to vote for LD there (unless you happen to be both pro-EU and pro-UK at the same time - a position that, I am afraid, will be becoming increasingly desperate in the coming years). Time to acknowledge that England and Scotland are different countries, with different political systems and divergent political dynamics.
23  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: US Congressman: Macedonia "not a country" on: February 10, 2017, 10:24:58 am
WTF ?

What's next ?

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Atlas posters: Austria "not a country"

Huh

They'll support your absorption by Germany of course.

Better partition between Italy, Hungary and Slovenia.
24  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Would a Trump impeachment be dangerous? on: February 10, 2017, 10:17:36 am
Pence would gladly put down Trump and any of the crazies who support him.

After the removal vote: sure. But before it happens Trump is still president. There is nothing that would prevent him from, say, nuking Tehran. And, frankly, are you confident he would be above ordering a few Senator murders?

Not necassarily. The 25th amendment could be invoked quickly and make Pence acting president as long as the final vote is done.

It could. But it would take time for the majority to be convinced it has to be. It would take a lot less time to order the bombing of whatever he decides he wants to bomb or to order the killing of whomever decides he needs to kill.
25  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Marine Le Pen will not allow French citizens to hold any additional citizenship on: February 10, 2017, 10:15:36 am
She is simply thinking in terms of the Russian citizenship that has been offered to her.
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