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« Reply #2175 on: November 27, 2016, 10:32:50 am »


All I know about the town of Basingstoke is a line from this movie.

STEVEN:  I want to go back to Basingstoke.
LINDA:  But nobody wants to go back to Basingstoke.

Unlike, say, Putney or Torbay, the constituency never seems worth mentioning on election night.
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« Reply #2176 on: November 29, 2016, 07:24:40 pm »

Age: 20
Gender: male
Race/ethnic compostion: White (primarily British)
Religion: none
Height: 5'9
Weight: 150 pounds
Location: Orange County, California
Where you were born: Southern California
Occupation: College student, part time retail worker
Person you most admire: Donald J. Trump
Favorite Band: Sum 41
Favorite President: Besides the president elect? Probably Eisenhower or JFK
Favorite Sports team: Nah
Your other interests: Economics
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« Reply #2177 on: November 29, 2016, 10:29:08 pm »

Hi everyone!

Age: 19
Gender: M
Race/ethnic compostion: White
Religion: Agnostic, I guess
Location: Illinois
Where you were born: Chicago
Occupation: College
Person you most admire: Lincoln?
Favorite Band: System of a Down
Favorite President: Lincoln.
Favorite Sports team: Not really a sports guy, but I get on the Chicago bandwagon
Your other interests: History!
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« Reply #2178 on: December 01, 2016, 04:29:06 pm »

A history buff, I see....and a man after my own heart!! LOL
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Joe "epiphany" Biden
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« Reply #2179 on: December 06, 2016, 01:36:44 am »

Age: 19
Gender: Male
Sex: Straight
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 63.5 kg
Ethnicity: mestizo(Salvadorian)
Religion: Pentecostal
Language(s): English, Spanish,some American Sign Language
Location: San Fernando Valley
Hometown: San Fernando Valley
Occupation: Student, Cashier
Political orientation: Centrist, Populist, Environmentalist, consistent life voter, supports western culture
Favorite Book(s): Mere Christianity
Favorite Show(s): Whatever is on the History, Discovery channels
Favorite Movie(s): None
Other interests not involving politics: Football/Soccer, Manga, History
Favorite color: Green
Favorite bands: Apocalyptica, Evanescence, Breaking Benjamin
Favorite video game: Victoria 2
Favorite President: Abraham Lincoln
Worst president: Woodrow Wilson
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« Reply #2180 on: December 11, 2016, 08:26:23 am »
« Edited: December 11, 2016, 08:45:17 am by Senator Scott »

Update, I guess.

Age: 22
Gender: Let's just say male.
Sex: Straight
Height: 5'10"
Weight: That's not polite to ask, dear.
Ethnicity: White
Religion: Universalist Anglican
Language(s): English, some Norwegian, some Swedish
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Hometown: Newtown, CT
Occupation: Freelance transcriptionist
Political orientation: Social democrat, civil libertarian, left-wing nationalist
Favorite Book(s): Mere Christianity, Walden, The Case for God, The Stranger, Fairenheit 451, Self-Reliance, The October Country, Ethan Frome, Starship Troopers
Favorite Show(s): Shark Tank, The Bill Press Show, Daria, The Thom Hartmann Program, South Park
Favorite Movie(s): The Crow, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Mean Girls, Beetlejuice, Carrie (original version, not the crappy remake), Flesh for Frankenstein, Edward Scissorhands
Favorite Band(s): Burzum, Blutengel, Marilyn Manson, Black Sabbath, Nirvana, Sirenia, The Cure, Nightwish, Hawthorne Heights, Green Day, Queen, Iron Maiden, Mayhem, L7, David Bowie, King Diamond
Other interests not involving politics: History, Philosophy, Poetry, Composing music, Writing, Painting
Favorite color: Green or black
Favorite video game: Life is Strange
Favorite President: FDR
Worst president: Ronald Reagan
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« Reply #2181 on: December 11, 2016, 11:10:05 am »
« Edited: December 12, 2016, 03:39:47 am by Senator Scott »


Worse than James Buchanan? Your criteria are... strange.

I would argue that Reagan's damage has had a longer lasting impact.

(Objectively, the worst president was probably either Buchanan or John Tyler.  Or Pierce.)
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« Reply #2182 on: December 18, 2016, 04:12:04 pm »


Worse than James Buchanan? Your criteria are... strange.

I would argue that Reagan's damage has had a longer lasting impact.

(Objectively, the worst president was probably either Buchanan or John Tyler.  Or Pierce.)
It could be argued that Buchanan's damage had a much longer lasting impact. Ya know, the Civil War.
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« Reply #2183 on: December 26, 2016, 06:38:17 pm »
« Edited: January 09, 2017, 01:39:34 pm by Parrotguy »

Oh, since I'm fairly new and I guess people don't know much about me:

Age: 17 (18 in less than a month)
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Gay
Race/ethnic compostion: Jew of Russian heritage
Religion: None
Height: About 1.75 or 5"8
Weight: About 65 kg
Location: Israel
Where you were born: Israel
Occupation: Student
Political orientation: Economically centerist, perhaps slightly to the left. Globalist. Socially left. Left on the Israeli-Palestinian issue. Strong environmentalist.
Favorite Book(s)Sad A Song of Ice and Fire!!!!1111one1!, anything Tolkein, the John Corey series, Harry Potter
Favorite Show(s)Sad House of Cards, Game of Thrones, Vikings, Westworld
Favorite Movie(s)Sad Star Wars, I guess
Favorite President: Leaning Obama for gay marriage. Helped me come out
Worst President: Buchanan or Nixon
Favorite Sports team: Meh
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« Reply #2184 on: December 26, 2016, 06:42:36 pm »

Oh, since I'm fairly new and I guess people don't know much about me:

Age: 17 (18 in less than a month January)
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Gay
Race/ethnic compostion: Jew of Russian heritage
Religion: None
Height: About 1.75 or 5"8
Weight: About 65 kg
Location: Israel
Where you were born: Israel
Occupation: Student
Political orientation: Economically centerist, perhaps slightly to the left. Globalist. Socially left. Left on the Israeli-Palestinian issue. Strong environmentalist.
Favorite Book(s)Sad A Song of Ice and Fire!!!!1111one1!, anything Tolkein, the John Corey series, Harry Potter
Favorite Show(s)Sad House of Cards, Game of Thrones, Vikings
Favorite Movie(s)Sad Star Wars, I guess
Favorite President: Leaning Obama for gay marriage. Helped me come out
Worst President: Buchanan or Nixon
Favorite Sports team: Meh

Where'd you learn to speak such good English?
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« Reply #2185 on: December 26, 2016, 06:57:14 pm »

Oh, since I'm fairly new and I guess people don't know much about me:

Age: 17 (18 in less than a month January)
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Gay
Race/ethnic compostion: Jew of Russian heritage
Religion: None
Height: About 1.75 or 5"8
Weight: About 65 kg
Location: Israel
Where you were born: Israel
Occupation: Student
Political orientation: Economically centerist, perhaps slightly to the left. Globalist. Socially left. Left on the Israeli-Palestinian issue. Strong environmentalist.
Favorite Book(s)Sad A Song of Ice and Fire!!!!1111one1!, anything Tolkein, the John Corey series, Harry Potter
Favorite Show(s)Sad House of Cards, Game of Thrones, Vikings
Favorite Movie(s)Sad Star Wars, I guess
Favorite President: Leaning Obama for gay marriage. Helped me come out
Worst President: Buchanan or Nixon
Favorite Sports team: Meh

Where'd you learn to speak such good English?

Mostly reading, but ironically, the fact that I had a lousy English teacher in the 4th grade caused my parents to send me to private lessons. That had to help.
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« Reply #2186 on: January 03, 2017, 06:40:19 am »

Update

Age: Millenial
Sec: Male
Ethnicity: White
Religion: Southern Baptist
Language(s): English, Spanish
Location: Asia Currently
Hometown: Dallas
Occupation: Student
Political orientation: Strong Conservative with a Libertarian Streak on Domestic Policy, strays from party lines and ideological ones regarding Life Ethics (pro life, anti euthanasia, anti death penalty, anti torture)
Favorite Book(s): The Bible, Good Faith: Living in a Society that Thinks You'Re Irrelevant and Extreeme, Crapitalism: How Liberals Make Millions on Your Tax Dollars,
Favorite Show(s): Parks and Rec, The Office, The Five
Favorite Movie(s): God's Not Dead,
Favorite Music Artist(s): Chris Tomlin, John Legend, Lukas Graham, Alesia Cara, Lindsey Stirling, Tchaikovsky
Other interests not involving politics: Tennis, Health, Fitness, History, Geography, Maps
Favorite color: Red....and white......and blue. (in that order)
Favorite video game: I don't like video games at all
Favorite President: Abraham Lincoln--->Calvin Coolidge--->
Worst president: James Buchanan, John Adams(Great Secretary of State though), perhaps FDR
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« Reply #2187 on: January 03, 2017, 01:02:32 pm »

New year, same me

Age: 15
Gender: Trans female
Sex: Frequently Never Fiscally male but socially female You know what? Socially male, too. I'm not out yet It's complicated
Ethnicity: White
Religion: Raised Catholic, but don't give a damn, really
Language(s): English
Location: Matthews, NC
Hometown: Worcester, MA
Occupation: Student
Political orientation: Typical Leftist Lyin' Lesbian
Favorite Book(s): Real talk, Captain Underpants kicked ass. Besides that, mostly just a bunch of factual books.
Favorite Show(s): Quantum Leap, 3rd Rock From the Sun, and Cheers came to mind.
Favorite Movie(s): N/A really.
Favorite Music Artist(s): Koji Kondo tbh
Other interests not involving politics: Video games, sinning, admiring girls
Favorite color: Green
Favorite video game: Way too many to list.
Favorite President: Not sure
Worst president: Buchanan by default
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« Reply #2188 on: January 05, 2017, 07:59:11 pm »

Update? Update.

Age: 20
Gender: Yes
Sex: Yes
Ethnicity: Cracker
Religion: uhhhhhhhhh pass
Language(s): English
Location: Millersville, PA
Hometown: Horsham, PA
Occupation: Student/Student worker at college library
Political orientation: Pragmatic Democratic Socialist
Favorite Book(s): Catcher in the Rye, any type of poetry, anything on Columbine (currently reading Dave Cullen's book about it), other niche things that only weird emos like.
Favorite Show(s): Ugly Americans (RIP), South Park, Family Guy, American Dad, The Eric Andre Show (legalize ranch), Tosh.0, Chopped, Cooks vs. Cons, Sportscenter
Favorite Movie(s): Ted, Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, The Dark Knight, basically trash
Favorite Music Artist(s): Silent Planet first and foremost. The rest can be found here.
Other interests not involving politics: Writing. Sleeping. Video games. Vinyl collecting. Hardcore music.
Favorite color: Black, red, blue
Favorite video game: Titanfall, Mortal Kombat (franchise), Skyrim, Team Fortress 2, Call of Duty (franchise)
Favorite President: FDR
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« Reply #2189 on: January 07, 2017, 05:41:11 am »

I guess I'll give a few facts about myself then.

Age: 15
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Jackson, MS
Race: African American (I'm the only Black person on Atlas Sad)
Least Favorite President: Ronald Reagan
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« Reply #2190 on: January 07, 2017, 02:33:37 pm »

I guess I'll give a few facts about myself then.

Age: 15
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Jackson, MS
Race: African American (I'm the only Black person on Atlas Sad)
Least Favorite President: Ronald Reagan

You must not know Oldiesfreak.
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« Reply #2191 on: January 09, 2017, 01:38:00 pm »


Gender: Jewish
Sex: Jewish
Sexuality: Jewish
Religion: Jewish
Ethnicity: half-Jewish

The Mashiach is here! Rejoice! Shocked
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« Reply #2192 on: January 09, 2017, 07:52:58 pm »
« Edited: February 27, 2017, 12:51:49 pm by Senator LLR »

Alright, let me do this seriously this time.

Age: 14
Gender: Male
Sex: XY
Sexuality: Straight I guess
Ethnicity: 50% Ashkenazi Jew, 37.5% German, 12.5% Scottish
Race: White
Religion: Reform Judaism
Location: New York, New York
Occupation: lolno
Languages: English, Spanish, some Latin
Political orientation: Religious center-left populist punk rocker hippie fascist (lol)
Favorite Book(s): I'm boring, but I'll go with Moneyball. Can't beat it.
Favorite Show(s): blackish, Brooklyn Nine Nine, Last Week Tonight. An odd list, no?
Favorite Movie(s): The Blues Brothers
Favorite Music Artist(s): The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, Elvis Costello, SRV, Todd Rundgren, EWF, Van Halen as of late.
Other interests not involving politics: Sports (big fan, can't play), Music (big fan, can and do play), God (big fan)
Favorite color: This one
Favorite video game: I'm not a nerd (well, I am)
Favorite President: Lincoln?
Worst president: OBAMA IS SATAN Franklin Pierce
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« Reply #2193 on: January 14, 2017, 06:31:51 pm »

I guess I'll give a few facts about myself then.

Age: 15
Gender: Male
Birthplace: Jackson, MS
Race: African American (I'm the only Black person on Atlas Sad)
Least Favorite President: Ronald Reagan

You must not know Oldiesfreak.

I actually don't, but I have seen him around a lot lately.
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« Reply #2194 on: January 18, 2017, 08:38:11 am »

Interesting that y'all are posting your age/location/race/political affiliations/hobbies/etc. but nobody is posting whether you own your home, are married, and have kids.

The factors in bold above are important influences on people's political views, but this influence typically doesn't become obvious until after the fact.

BTW I'm a married homeowner with kids.
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« Reply #2195 on: January 18, 2017, 10:38:08 am »

Interesting that y'all are posting your age/location/race/political affiliations/hobbies/etc. but nobody is posting whether you own your home, are married, and have kids.

The factors in bold above are important influences on people's political views, but this influence typically doesn't become obvious until after the fact.

BTW I'm a married homeowner with kids.

This isn't a thread for analyzing why people believe the things they do, it's to get to know members of the forum personally.
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« Reply #2196 on: January 18, 2017, 10:45:27 am »
« Edited: January 18, 2017, 10:47:57 am by Waterfall »

This isn't a thread for analyzing why people believe the things they do, it's to get to know members of the forum personally.

Didn't say it was. I was pointing out something interesting about the thread that tells me a lot about y'all.

Whether one is married, owns his home, and has kids is also a very good proxy for a lot of other things you might want to know about a person.
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« Reply #2197 on: January 18, 2017, 11:08:05 am »

Handling a spouse, live-at-home children, and a single family home means that you are more likely to have given over much of your life over to a huge pile of responsibilities. I would guess the average forum poster is not a married,kids,home type. Single people are more likely to have the time to make psephology and/or racking up thousands of posts about politics on a message board a hobby. Heck, I bet some people leave this place after they get a significant other.
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« Reply #2198 on: January 18, 2017, 11:49:02 am »
« Edited: January 18, 2017, 11:51:20 am by Waterfall »

Handling a spouse, live-at-home children, and a single family home means that you are more likely to have given over much of your life over to a huge pile of responsibilities. I would guess the average forum poster is not a married,kids,home type. Single people are more likely to have the time to make psephology and/or racking up thousands of posts about politics on a message board a hobby. Heck, I bet some people leave this place after they get a significant other.
You're describing selection bias. That might explain some of it.

On the other hand, I've seen other online forums (for example a couple DIY forums I visit) where a lot of the posters are middle aged with houses, spouses, and kids. House/spouse/kids take up time, but not every waking moment.

So, selection bias for all forum-posting is probably too broad. I think it's probably a "seed culture" thing. Plus, as you get older you realize these ideological antler-rasslin' sessions are usually a waste of time, and what's an even bigger waste of time is saying inflammatory things online for the "naughty fun" of seeing people gasp and sputter. This means if you're going to talk politics online, you tend to either just seek out enclaves where people agree with you and can talk about "what to do" or else you seek out calm, polite, intellectual venues where you can quietly and slowly push around ideas. I don't know yet if this is one of those, still finding out.
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« Reply #2199 on: January 18, 2017, 12:23:25 pm »

Interesting that y'all are posting your age/location/race/political affiliations/hobbies/etc. but nobody is posting whether you own your home, are married, and have kids.

The factors in bold above are important influences on people's political views, but this influence typically doesn't become obvious until after the fact.

BTW I'm a married homeowner with kids.

Most of this has been some variation of the first post in this thread, which provided a template. Over time people added some other fields, but since many are indeed not married and may not own their own home, it was never incorporated. Even when I posted in this thread, I simply used the set of questions used by some poster before me and made a couple changes that I thought were relevant (or declined to answer certain questions). If that poster had included "Married" and/or "Own my own home," I'd probably have answered both. I'd like to say many other people would have behaved in a similar fashion.

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