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1  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Possible Coup in Zimbabwe on: November 15, 2017, 02:29:29 pm
FWIW the person who is expected to be put into power (the former VP) was Mugabe's former defense minister, and is still considered a hardliner.
Though Grace and her loyalists have mostly been running the country for the last few years. Which is to say he could still be a improvement over them.
2  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: NYT: Security Breach and Spilled Secrets Have Shaken the N.S.A. to Its Core on: November 12, 2017, 05:34:05 pm
You know what would help the NSA? not giving total access to every two bit contractor. Literally most of the leaks have come from Contractor employees.
3  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: Nicaragua joins Paris Climate Accords on: October 23, 2017, 10:34:16 pm
Im not really sure Syria has a valid excuse if places like south Sudan and Somalia signed it...
4  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Tillerson: time for Taliban to help rule Afghanistan on: October 23, 2017, 09:21:45 pm
This isn't really new state department policy, trying to bring some parts of the Taliban to negotiations has been ongoing for awhile now
5  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: War - Baghdad sends military to take control of Kirkuk from Kurds - Live updates on: October 16, 2017, 12:39:16 pm
You know, Iraq could have at least finished expelling ISIS from their territory before they went after the Kurds, but nooooo.
They did wait till ISIS was removed from the KRG border. Only two cities in anbar remain in ISIS hands.
6  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Wisconsin Megathread - Walker far underwater on: September 27, 2017, 02:41:27 am
So the WI GOP is running radio ads thanking Walker for his tax cuts apparently. Perhaps trying to boost his approvals ahead of his reelection campaign announcement.
7  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Which hurt Trump more? C'ville or Harvey? on: September 03, 2017, 02:55:17 pm
The only thing that has perhaps hurt him in relation to harvey was his Friday night news dump of pardoning arpaio and Trans ban.
8  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump approval ratings thread 1.1 on: September 03, 2017, 02:49:48 pm
Its also Labor Day weekend, i wouldn't put much stock in polling for the next few days.
9  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: Hill: Rising Dem star Tim Ryan splits with party, endorses corporate tax cuts on: September 01, 2017, 10:46:10 am
Cutting the corporate tax is just good economics, however it should be paired with a income tax increase.
10  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Gubernatorial/Statewide Elections / Re: Wisconsin Megathread - Walker far underwater on: August 30, 2017, 12:39:28 pm
So it appears that Tony Evers is in. He officially announced yesterday. He made a 15 minute announcement speech where he espoused many progressive values and he often seemed to link his ideas back to children and his career in education. He also made a 3 minute video which I have linked to here. What do y'all think of it?
I don't mean to be rude, but I don't think he has the looks for it.
have you seen what Wi Gov's look like?

Anyways why are people surprised Walker is unpopular when we still don't have a budget?
11  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Protestors Topple Confederate Monument in North Carolina on: August 15, 2017, 01:27:40 pm
As long as we're talking failed regimes guilty of massive war crimes I'd like to see these get toppled too:
Lenin Statues in America
Las Vegas - outside Red Square Restaurant, Mandalay Bay Hotel - Headless
Atlantic City, New Jersey - in the Tropicana Casino
New York City - on top of the Red Square apartment building, E. Houston St. in the East Village[3]
Seattle - Fremont neighborhood (See Statue of Lenin (Seattle))
Head of Lenin, Los Angeles, California - outside a branch of the Ace Gallery, the Ace Museum, on the corner of La Brea Avenue and 4th Street.
Stalin:
A bust of Stalin is displayed at the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Virginia.

Lenin statues in vegas/atlantic city are probably more insulting to the man than tearing the things down would be.
Also In regards to the Op the statue at hand was put up in 1924 at a height of a KKK revival .
12  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2018 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: AL-RRH: Moore +2 in GOP primary, +2/+23 in runoff with Strange/Brooks on: August 04, 2017, 04:57:51 pm
Additional info:

-Moore leads among Men, Women, ages 45-64, those that approve of Trump, and CDs 1, 2, 3, and 7
-Strange leads among ages 18-44 and 65+, and CDs 4 and 6
-Brooks leads among those that disapprove of Trump, and CD 5 (though that is his own district, and even there he only gets 39%)
-In a Moore/Strange runoff: Brooks voters split 32-16 for Moore, Undecideds split 30-17 for Strange

Which is funny though perhaps unsurprising. brooks has been running the most Pro trump campaign of the three. But the freedom caucus voter base does tend to have alot of never trump cruzite types.
13  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Has Trump already passed bush, harding, and andrew johnson as the worst? on: July 29, 2017, 11:37:56 am
I would say future historians will rank the bottom something like this......

Bottom 10 (sorted best to worst):

Zachary Taylor
Ulysses S. Grant
John Tyler
William Henry Harrison
Millard Fillmore
Franklin Pierce
Andrew Johnson
Warren G. Harding
Donald J. Trump
James Buchanan
In what world is grant going to be in the bottom ten with historians? If anything hes on the rise within academic circles.
14  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump Cabinet confirmation hearings **live commentary thread** on: July 19, 2017, 01:30:27 pm
Wait a minute. I thought McConnell lifted the 2/3 requirement for a cloture vote on only Supreme Court judicial nominees. Has he done it for ALL judicial nominees?
Did he at some point restore it?

Sorry, what do you mean restore it? Again, I thought he had lifted the two-thirds requirement solely for Supreme Court nominees, not all judicial bench nominees. Was I mistaken and a simple majority is all that is needed for all judicial nominees now?
I was under the impression Reid eliminated cloture for lower court nominees.
15  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Trump Cabinet confirmation hearings **live commentary thread** on: July 19, 2017, 12:51:33 pm
Wait a minute. I thought McConnell lifted the 2/3 requirement for a cloture vote on only Supreme Court judicial nominees. Has he done it for ALL judicial nominees?
Did he at some point restore it?
16  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: How bosses are (literally) like dictators on: July 19, 2017, 12:13:38 pm
Getting fired from a dictatorship usually means you will have your property seized, be shot or thrown in prison and have your family and friends be targeted. But yes jobs and dictatorships are exactly the same thing.
17  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Re: The best small town to visit in each of the 50 states on: May 23, 2017, 01:34:51 pm
Eau Claire Is good, but they could have gone with a smaller town like Bayfield . In any case Lazy monk isn't the best brewery in town. The Brewing Projekt is where I would suggest.
18  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: BREAKING: Trump tells advisers he wants to end key Obamacare subsidies on: May 19, 2017, 10:45:17 pm
So he intends to force everyone to continue paying for healthcare but to do it extra high cost?
19  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: Nepal Local Elections on: May 18, 2017, 12:25:32 pm
Looks like a large part of the country didnt hold locals?
20  General Politics / International General Discussion / Re: The Great Brazil Topic on: May 18, 2017, 12:00:36 pm
Breaking news: Michel Temer has been caught on tape asking JBS' CEO Joesley Batista to pay bribes to Eduardo Cunha to avoid a whistleblower agreement from Cunha.

This is the end of Michel Temer. I expect him to resign pretty soon after this.
Jeez, Brazil is going through presidents like flies. I guess for lack of a better option, Lula would probably be best, right?
This might happen to us within a few weeks...
21  About this Site / The Atlas / Re: So...in regards to Classic Conservative... on: May 18, 2017, 11:24:16 am
I support all bans mentioned so far even the self ones.
22  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / Congressional Elections / Re: GA-6 Special election discussion thread on: May 04, 2017, 02:16:01 pm
The House's passage of Trumpcare is probably going to provide a much needed boost to Ossoff's campaign and might even push him over the edge to win the runoff.
Seeing as this district repeatedly voted for tom price Im not so certain.
23  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2020 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Is Wisconsin a new deep red state? on: April 21, 2017, 01:02:27 pm
Well people are calling it Wississipi

That's cool. Are people really calling it that?



Some people, not many, usually the people that use it are pretty far left. Would take a very, very long time for Wisconsin to get anywhere as bad as Mississippi in anything.
I think our roads might qualify! In all seriousness I had heard a report after the election that WI was one of the states still with more boomers than millennial's which certainly helps explain last year.
24  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Pence Wont Have Dinner With A Woman Who Isnt His Wife on: March 31, 2017, 04:32:34 pm
The dinner thing is pretty uninteresting. however everyone seems to have missed his other statement that he wont go to events that serve alcohol without his wife. Does mike pence have a drinking problem?
25  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Stranger: More Than 1,000 People Moving to Seattle a Week (Census Report) on: March 31, 2017, 04:17:52 pm
Holy moly. That all ↑ sounds like an infrastructural and real estate nightmare. What is being done to address the situation, if anything at all?

I gotta admit, the west coast states and CO are high up in my potential future home state list after I'm done with my degree.

Very little is being done, other than pretending that preventing development will somehow depress prices

This is the real problem right here. People want a strong economy but don't want apartment buildings.

NIMBYS should be evicted to the rural, bland, lifeless areas.
We dont need more morons bitching about windfarms.
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