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Re: Political Opinion Megathread Dump
« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2008, 08:38:29 pm »
  Her plan is and has always been the same Clinton Plan that her old man used: 1. Focus on the swing states.  2.  Triangulate.  3.  Build personal power base. 

  Obama's plan is the same as Howard Dean's plan.  1. Focus on all 50 states.  2.  Build party infrastructure.

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Re: Political Opinion Megathread Dump
« Reply #31 on: March 06, 2008, 09:16:50 am »
And Clinton pulls forward.
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Re: Political Opinion Megathread Dump
« Reply #32 on: March 06, 2008, 11:12:38 am »
  She still doesn't have as many delegates as Obama.  But yes, a very impressive performance the other day.  She's still in the running!

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Re: Political Opinion Megathread Dump
« Reply #33 on: March 09, 2008, 01:45:37 pm »
Here's some reassuring news from Britain, for all those breaking down into despair at America's democracy: A local council has taken a decision recently. It doesn't matter what, except that it wasn't necessarily either good or bad. One week later, they held a consultation meeting with local residents into what they thought a decision that had already been made should be.

Also, Liverpool is the European Capital of Culture '08. So far it's been a farce. Go figure.

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Re: Political Opinion Megathread Dump
« Reply #34 on: March 09, 2008, 02:12:46 pm »
Here's some reassuring news from Britain, for all those breaking down into despair at America's democracy: A local council has taken a decision recently. It doesn't matter what, except that it wasn't necessarily either good or bad. One week later, they held a consultation meeting with local residents into what they thought a decision that had already been made should be.

Um...  yeah.  We recently suspended habeus corpus here in America.  I really wish we had your problems. 

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Also, Liverpool is the European Capital of Culture '08. So far it's been a farce. Go figure.

Never been there, but that sounds about right.  Still, farces are cultural, aren't they?

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Re: Political Opinion Megathread Dump
« Reply #35 on: March 11, 2008, 08:17:06 am »
Um...  yeah.  We recently suspended habeus corpus here in America.  I really wish we had your problems. 

Also, you've built an unsustainable economy on cheap energy

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Also, Liverpool is the European Capital of Culture '08. So far it's been a farce. Go figure.

Never been there, but that sounds about right.  Still, farces are cultural, aren't they?
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ƅbo is going to be Capital of Culture 2011 I think. Which is nice, because now they are renovating all the charming soviet style houses in the city centre.
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Re: Political Opinion Megathread Dump
« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2008, 11:52:19 am »
  I've never heard Soviet-style architecture described as "charming" before.   :D What makes it charming?

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Re: Political Opinion Megathread Dump
« Reply #37 on: March 13, 2008, 08:19:16 am »
  I've never heard Soviet-style architecture described as "charming" before.   :D What makes it charming?

Heaps of sarcasm.

Oh, and the knowledge that some of those houses weren't ugly to start with, but had their faƧades torn down and refitted in the seventies to look more "modern" and "progressive" by local red politicians.
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Re: Political Opinion Megathread Dump
« Reply #38 on: March 14, 2008, 01:10:08 am »
  I've never heard Soviet-style architecture described as "charming" before.   :D What makes it charming?

Heaps of sarcasm.

Ah, good.  I thought maybe there was some shining beacon of Soviet aesthetics that had (thus far) escaped my notice.  Mind you, the futurist art was pretty interesting, but the architecture?  Blech!

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Re: Political Opinion Megathread Dump
« Reply #39 on: March 14, 2008, 01:59:48 am »
I love the fact that there is a "neo-brutalist" architectural style.

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Re: Political Opinion Megathread Dump
« Reply #40 on: March 14, 2008, 10:33:07 am »
I always wondered about he Soviet architecture style. Does anyone know any good books about the subject, or the general idea behind it? I mean, even if your goal is to build an equal paradise, why do your buildings have to be so damned ugly?

Also in politics, Finnish minister Ilkka Kanerva has (once again) been burnt for sending hundreds of text message to some young blonde erotic dancer. Who is also apparently in a porno (although not doing hardcore things). The tabloids are having a field day. Between Kanerva and our Prime Minister Vanhanen suing his ex-girlfriend for publishing some of their text messages in her biography, Finnish politics are becoming increasingly annoying.
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Re: Political Opinion Megathread Dump
« Reply #41 on: March 26, 2008, 10:45:44 am »
The AU seems to be showing it's front feet for once. They seem to have had a lot of help from France though. And the Comoros really is an easy place to clear up compared to the other places they are supposed to be helping.
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Re: Political Opinion Megathread Dump
« Reply #42 on: March 27, 2008, 12:02:51 am »
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So far we have no dead or wounded to lament.

Their words and the images seem to contradict one-an-other. It's also very funny that the guy got out dressed as a woman. It's very Hollywood ;D
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Re: Political Opinion Megathread Dump
« Reply #43 on: March 27, 2008, 09:34:33 am »
Yeah, almost every image from there seems to be of beaten bleeding men in the streets. As for the whole woman thing, that might just as well be propaganda to make him look weak.

And South Africa continues the "Let our brethren kill each other" policy, how nice.
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Re: Political Opinion Megathread Dump
« Reply #44 on: March 27, 2008, 11:25:31 am »
I rather doubt they see themselves as "brethren."