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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #330 on: January 28, 2016, 01:55:59 PM »
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Trump said in an interview that Brussels is hell on earth.
In the same comment he says last time he was in Brussels was 20 years ago and that he had a good time. He's never been to Brussels since.
What does he base himself on to make his initial claim then?

Well at least he is aware that Brussels exists and has an opinion which is more than 90% of Americans. He is wrong Heathrow is hell on earth. I suspect he is refering to the administerative centre of the EU. You know them nasty people who interfere whith him building in nature reserves and the like.

You are wrong in that JFK is hell on earth. 

Actually I'm wrong as well, all airports are hell on earth.

it's quite apparent none of you have been to cleveland, ohio.

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #331 on: January 28, 2016, 02:23:40 PM »
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Trump said in an interview that Brussels is hell on earth.
In the same comment he says last time he was in Brussels was 20 years ago and that he had a good time. He's never been to Brussels since.
What does he base himself on to make his initial claim then?

Well at least he is aware that Brussels exists and has an opinion which is more than 90% of Americans. He is wrong Heathrow is hell on earth. I suspect he is refering to the administerative centre of the EU. You know them nasty people who interfere whith him building in nature reserves and the like.

You are wrong in that JFK is hell on earth. 

Actually I'm wrong as well, all airports are hell on earth.

it's quite apparent none of you have been to cleveland, ohio.

I have!  The Rock n Roll Hall of Fame and downtown were fairly nice.  Plus its close to Cedar Point which is a big bonus.

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #332 on: January 29, 2016, 11:38:06 PM »
omg.  this is amazing.

i do indeed love stephen colbert.

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #333 on: February 02, 2016, 02:41:41 PM »
I've been following the debates closely, on both sides, and keeping track of this election unlike any other. And I must say that I was shocked, in a very good way, to see how close Bernie is running against Clinton, following the Iowa results. I still have my doubts that he would make the nomination, Clinton has big money and influence on her said, but it surely was a refreshing surprise.

Also, Trump coming second in Iowa. This would only make me happier if in first place wasn't Trump v. 2.0 Lite.
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #334 on: February 02, 2016, 03:14:10 PM »
I've been following the debates closely, on both sides, and keeping track of this election unlike any other. And I must say that I was shocked, in a very good way, to see how close Bernie is running against Clinton, following the Iowa results. I still have my doubts that he would make the nomination, Clinton has big money and influence on her said, but it surely was a refreshing surprise.

Also, Trump coming second in Iowa. This would only make me happier if in first place wasn't Trump v. 2.0 Lite.

It takes a lot for me to vote Republican, but if the nominee were Marco Rubio, I'd at least give him a chance vs. Clinton. If the 'Pubs choose Casich (as unlikely as that might be), I'd give more than a look.

Meanwhile, Maryland isn't involved until 26 March. I'll be surprised if the Democratic nomination is still in any suspense by then.
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #335 on: February 02, 2016, 03:24:18 PM »
if you want to see who you'd side with on the actual issue, you could try this:
https://www.isidewith.com/elections/2016-presidential-quiz

like you, jmack, john kasich is my republican guy.  too bad he doesn't stand a chance.

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #336 on: February 02, 2016, 03:36:40 PM »
I've been following the debates closely, on both sides, and keeping track of this election unlike any other. And I must say that I was shocked, in a very good way, to see how close Bernie is running against Clinton, following the Iowa results. I still have my doubts that he would make the nomination, Clinton has big money and influence on her said, but it surely was a refreshing surprise.

Also, Trump coming second in Iowa. This would only make me happier if in first place wasn't Trump v. 2.0 Lite.

It takes a lot for me to vote Republican, but if the nominee were Marco Rubio, I'd at least give him a chance vs. Clinton. If the 'Pubs choose Casich (as unlikely as that might be), I'd give more than a look.

Meanwhile, Maryland isn't involved until 26 March. I'll be surprised if the Democratic nomination is still in any suspense by then.
I wouldn't. It's easy to forget, with full-on loonies like Trump and Cruz taking the spotlight, that Rubio is still a hardcore Tea Party-er. He's just significantly better at hiding his extremist views than those two. In some ways, you could argue that that makes him more dangerous since it makes him seem actually electable in comparison.

Kasich is the only real Republican candidate that I'd give any time of day to. The rest are nutters at best and highly dangerous at worst. That party needs a severe overhaul to shake the crazy out of it.
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #337 on: February 02, 2016, 05:01:50 PM »
if you want to see who you'd side with on the actual issue, you could try this:
https://www.isidewith.com/elections/2016-presidential-quiz

like you, jmack, john kasich is my republican guy.  too bad he doesn't stand a chance.

/sigh

That survey was actually really interesting. I'm surprised I've never seen an exercise like this before. I particularly liked the growing and shrinking head progress bar at the end, which seems very appropriate to politics as a whole.

I ended up matching pretty much exactly where I expected to match (96%, no less!) which shows, I guess, at least I'm sufficiently aware of where the candidates I support line up with where I think the US should go. So hooray for me.

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #338 on: February 02, 2016, 07:23:22 PM »
if you want to see who you'd side with on the actual issue, you could try this:
https://www.isidewith.com/elections/2016-presidential-quiz

like you, jmack, john kasich is my republican guy.  too bad he doesn't stand a chance.

/sigh

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But Bush  :P and Kasich over 75%
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #339 on: February 02, 2016, 07:42:24 PM »
if you want to see who you'd side with on the actual issue, you could try this:
https://www.isidewith.com/elections/2016-presidential-quiz

like you, jmack, john kasich is my republican guy.  too bad he doesn't stand a chance.

/sigh

Sanders and Clinton 95% and 94%, closest after that is Rand Paul with 25%.  ;D

I like the breakdown of different issues like the Populism vs Elitism stuff. That was fun!  :P
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #340 on: February 02, 2016, 07:48:43 PM »
I side 99% with Bernie, 98% with Hillary. Next is 57% with John Kasich, with the last being 7% with Rick Santorum.

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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #341 on: February 02, 2016, 07:59:50 PM »
I side 99% with Bernie, 98% with Hillary. Next is 57% with John Kasich, with the last being 7% with Rick Santorum.

:)

Got the exact same percentages as you  :o
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #342 on: February 02, 2016, 08:28:40 PM »
I didn't expand the other questions, that may have changed the result somewhat.

I got: 99% with Bernie, 93% with Hillary. Next is 41% with John Kasich, with the last being 7% with Ben Carson. Bush with 21% and Trump with 17% (still too much).
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #343 on: February 02, 2016, 09:16:54 PM »
I didn't expand the other questions, that may have changed the result somewhat.

I got: 99% with Bernie, 93% with Hillary. Next is 41% with John Kasich, with the last being 7% with Ben Carson. Bush with 21% and Trump with 17% (still too much).

I got 99% with Bernie and Hillary. They were at 99 and 98 (with Bernie in the lead), but then I changed how much I weighted some of my answers (I had left them all at the default), and that lowered a number of the republicans, but also tied the two democrats. So:
99% Bernie, 99% Clinton, 51% Kasich, then the scores plummet, ending with Santorum at 3%
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Re: Politics and other ailments of the real world
« Reply #344 on: February 02, 2016, 09:33:11 PM »
94% Hillary. 92% Bernie.

I think it's funny that I am only 25% eye to eye with Rand Paul, who represents my state. :-/