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1  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Andrew Jackson vs Abraham Lincoln on: October 18, 2017, 07:55:08 pm
There's an argument to be made that Lincoln's policies of promoting settlement and railroads out West had as much of an impact in terms of Indian removal as those of Jackson, and this expansionism playing a similar role in Republican ideology of the time as it did for Democrats a in earlier decades.

Though when it comes to who at least attempted to listen to the better angels of his nature, Lincoln I think must be said wins out easily.
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump to widow of Sgt. La David Johnson: "He knew what he signed up for" on: October 18, 2017, 07:47:17 pm
Yes. He knew what he signed up for. That's what makes him a hero. That wasn't obvious to you guys?

I think we all know that if Barack Obama had said something like this to a military widow, you'd be calling for impeachment.

For that matter, Trump let four Americans die in Niger. Why is he not being subject to the same scrutiny Hillary was when four Americans died in Benghazi?

Because Democrats are more concerned about him wording things badly/being rude?
3  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Are the .1% are shooting themselves in the foot by hording? on: October 18, 2017, 03:06:36 pm
I'm not sure the ".1%" generally have a self-conscious class identity that would lead them to think in these terms. That is I believe they tend to identify themselves with their company against their competitors, or as a part of an industry. They need to be convinced how a certain kind of investment will be good for their company or industry, not just for rich people more generally.
4  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Favorite President from Texas on: October 18, 2017, 02:43:56 pm
Sam Houston
5  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The Kalwejt Foundation for the Promotion of Atlas Hilarity on: October 18, 2017, 02:27:52 pm
There is nothing wrong with being a Gay Republican or a RINO Tom, even though many, many others would disagree with me for good reason.  Their voices should not be silenced.
6  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you read any news publications or magazines daily? on: October 18, 2017, 02:09:27 pm
Not the same one every day, no.  American Conservative most often though.

Nautilus is interesting, Jacobin is usually awful, Intercept is okay sometimes maybe.
7  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: What IQ result do you get? on: October 18, 2017, 01:51:34 pm
136.  Seems low. Probably messed it up by lying about my birthdate.
8  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Do you personally know a politician (before they became one)? on: October 18, 2017, 01:24:21 pm
my cub scout pack's scoutmaster became a state senator.
9  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: VA-GOV 2017: Primary result: Northam vs Gillespie (General election: Nov 7th) on: October 16, 2017, 06:00:16 pm
Wtf why would he focus on abortion over something like education or transportation in NOVA

because it's Ralph Northam. This issue is his Tom Perez's baby, so to speak.

FTFY

No, now it makes literally zero sense.
10  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: The Iron Lady - 1981 General Election on: October 15, 2017, 10:55:33 am

It really does, it means that you would support the most right-wing and reactionary british PM ever, which means you would support right-wing republican presidents, meaning you're probably a republican.

If you support thatcher, there's no fathomable reason why you'd oppose Trump anyway.

Didn't you, for an extended period of time, support Trump? I don't think you'd appreciate such deductive reasoning applied to you, would you?

I would've supported Alliance from the perspective of an American. Labour under Foot would not have represented the best interests of Americans (leaving the EEC and cancelling Trident come to mind), and I don't see why some people believe that a party in one country occupies the same ideological space as a party in another, even if they are the most analogous the way UK Labour and U.S. Democrats are.

What parties people support internationally isn't even particularly important, but people also have different values when it comes to the politics of countries not of their own.

Yes, that was stupid.

But the thing is thatcher is as socially reactionary as Trump and even more economically right-wing than him.

Supporting Alliance is perfectly fine, supporting Thatcher is not compatible.


Thatcher was not anti immigrant , wasnt racist , and wasnt an incompetent fool like Trump is.  

Remember when Thatcher said that Britain was being "rather swamped" by "people with a different culture"? I certainly do.

And yes, Thatcher was even more destructive than Reagan.

huh, somehow I thought you were younger.
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: NBC News: Manafort Had $60m Relationship to Russian Oligarch on: October 14, 2017, 05:15:34 pm
That's an expensive date.  But hey, the heart wants what it wants.
12  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Favorite president from California on: October 14, 2017, 05:08:33 pm
Hoover was a humanitarian who, like Carter, began his successor's economic policies.

He also opposed federal anti-lynching laws.

There were no such laws coming from Congress. Hoover considered a plan for federal intervention on the issue but was advised against it by his AG.
13  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: VA-GOV 2017: Primary result: Northam vs Gillespie (General election: Nov 7th) on: October 14, 2017, 04:51:27 pm
Wtf why would he focus on abortion over something like education or transportation in NOVA

because it's Ralph Northam. This issue is his baby, so to speak.
14  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: What's the most populous city you've been to? on: October 14, 2017, 04:22:12 pm
I guess that'd be Moscow.  Didn't seem more populous than NYC but I suppose that's because it's so much more spread out.
15  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: Closest county to where you live that you haven't been on: October 14, 2017, 04:15:06 pm
I don't think I've ever been to Matthews Co Virginia.  About 30 miles away as the crow flies but 60 miles / an hour and a half by car.


I don't plan on ever stepping foot in Fauquier County.

Thanks for encouraging me to look into this place. Looks like they have a lot of neat nature areas and historic sites.
16  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: Anyone on this board have a genius IQ? on: October 14, 2017, 01:22:05 pm
i am at 154, and one of my proffesor friends is 169!

Congratulations.  154 is considered to be highly gifted.

Your professor friend is exceptionally gifted.  Impressive.

My source

https://www.verywell.com/what-is-a-genius-iq-score-2795585


I am an unmeasurable genius.  My IQ is over 200, but it can't be measured.
17  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: AL-SEN 2017: Who would you vote for? on: October 13, 2017, 11:30:51 pm
Can't crack the Mack.
18  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Democrats, what do you say to those who say liberalism is a mental disorder? on: October 13, 2017, 01:45:45 pm
A new moronic statement is emerging calling liberalism a mental disorder... as if Trump and Reagan havenít suffered from Alzheimerís. Anyways, what do you say to these idiots?

Congrats on coming up with an even more moronic response.
19  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Favorite Virginia Democrat? on: October 13, 2017, 01:42:18 pm
James Lawson Kemper
20  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Petition to ban ahugecat on: October 13, 2017, 12:57:49 pm
why?  i like cats Sad
21  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: fhtagn/PiT for President/Vice President of Atlasia! on: October 13, 2017, 12:56:18 pm
Endorsing my fellow avatar and her great VP.
22  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Is it impossible for me to vote in my state's 2018 elections? on: October 12, 2017, 07:27:41 pm
I just found out that the New York deadline to register to vote for the 2018 primaries and general election is tomorrow. I will be 18 years old at the time of these elections. Apparently, however, I must also be at least 18 by the end of this year (December 31, 2017) to register, and I will still be 17 then. Does this mean that I can't vote in my state's 2018 elections or am I missing something here?

It's the deadline for the 2017 election and the 2018 primaries.  2018 general election deadline isn't until next fall. 
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / U.S. Presidential Election Results / Re: Why was FL so Republican from 1952 to 2008? on: October 12, 2017, 03:44:12 pm
A huge amount of suburban population growth coming into the state from 1940s - 60s that helped Republican presidential candidates, at the same time as homegrown conservative Democrats started voting for them as well.  At the local and state level the Democrats continued their traditional organizational political strength, and were generally moderate or conservative in a way that allowed them to be acceptable to most of the newcomers.
24  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Can we set a size limit on signatures? on: October 12, 2017, 03:00:04 pm
I find it hard to remember the exact code tbh.  It's easy to mess up.

[img width=350]http://url.com[/img]

350 is pixels iirc. You can also use height=, but if you just use width=, it will automatically resize it proportionally.

sometimes I've tried that and it hasn't worked.
25  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: Can we set a size limit on signatures? on: October 12, 2017, 02:41:58 pm
Part of the problem is many users dont' know how to adjust the image height/width.  It's not hard, people.

I find it hard to remember the exact code tbh.  It's easy to mess up.
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