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Everything posted by pilight

  1. Net Neutrality

    Canadian ISPs can and do throttle/block sites. Bell Canada's "traffic shaping" was ruled OK by the CRTC. Telus blocked a union website when its workers were striking. Net neutrality is not the law in Canada.
  2. Paul Ryan likely to retire after 2018

    He's getting ready to run for president in 2020

    He's actually saying "You should have seen the one that got away"
  4. Al Franken Resigns

    What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun.
  5. Al Franken Resigns

    He was pretty much ruled out even if he didn't resign
  6. RIP John Anderson

    Anderson's 1980 campaign was the primary catalyst for the Sore Loser laws and simultaneous registration schemes we have today.
  7. Trump jerusalem decision

    Really? There was much consternation here when the carpetbaggers moved the state capital to Atlanta.
  8. RIP John Anderson

    What Democrat got in because of John Anderson?
  9. Election Night

    If you want to see what the Election Night simulation @Bruce Fischer is talking about looks like, you can play President Elect 1988 free online here: https://archive.org/details/msdos_President_Elect_-_1988_Edition_1987 Screenshots of the original game manual can be seen here: http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-st-president-elect-1988-edition_10292.html
  10. Idea for Election Night simulation

    President Elect was a fine game by 1980's standards. Tons of fun to play against other people. The computer is pretty easy to beat in any reasonably close scenario once you figure it out. You can play the game free online here: https://archive.org/details/msdos_President_Elect_-_1988_Edition_1987 Screenshots of the game manual can be seen here: http://www.atarimania.com/game-atari-st-president-elect-1988-edition_10292.html Play it so you can get an idea what the Election Night simulation is like
  11. Election Night

    President Elect was a good game for the 1980's. It's pretty easy to beat the computer in any reasonably close scenario once you figure it out (don't underestimate national campaigning) but games against real players can be amazing. I agree that it has a better and more exciting implementation of election night.
  12. President Trump Forum Approval Poll (Nov 2017)

    Buchanan pressured the Supreme Court to decide against Dred Scott. That did more damage to African Americans than Trump could ever dream of. 160 years later it's still cited as the worst Supreme Court decision in the country's history.
  13. Net Neutrality

    It will give ISPs the option of doing that sort of thing. There's no guarantee that they will.
  14. Weird and Wonderful What-Ifs

    A fun what-if would be... After Nixon's resignation, congress calls for a special election to be held in November of 1974 to select a new president. It could be continued with elections every four years after (1978, 1982, 1986, etc.) Would Ford run? Would Carter, who was still governor of Georgia at the time? Or Reagan, who was also still governor?
  15. Weird and Wonderful What-Ifs

    No. Unlike today's Republicans, Reagan could and did disagree with people politically without hating them.
  16. Net Neutrality

    Anyone can show that you're wrong when you say businesses won't censor stuff. For example, we saw ISPs block access to sites of labor unions they were having disputes with before 2015. You think an ISP would be above censoring unfavorable articles or sites that criticize them?
  17. Net Neutrality

    We're so fortunate that none of those things existed before the 2015 adoption of the current net neutrality rules.
  18. Historical Scenarios Money/Ads/Costs Poll

    Are ad costs figured the same way they were in P4E 2008? Running ads in that game cost (Money Coefficient * Ad Cost Coefficient * Eligible Voters) / 2000 in each state.
  19. Net Neutrality

    Metaphorical? You mean we're not supposed to take it literally?
  20. Net Neutrality

    Exodus 22 suggests that self defense in the case of thievery is only permissible if you can't contact the proper authorities. "If the sun has risen on him, there shall be guilt for his bloodshed."
  21. Net Neutrality

    As long as you ignore everything Jesus said and did. IPeter cuts off the ear of one of the temple guards who came to arrest Jesus. Christ rebuked Peter for taking that action and healed the man's ear. Do not envy a man of violence, and do not choose any of his ways. For the crooked man is an abomination to the Lord.
  22. Weird and Wonderful What-Ifs

    Taylor-Klaus is not old enough to be president
  23. 1992-2016 What-if candidates

    He's a trust fund baby
  24. Olive Branch Thread

    It's probably a good time to remember that most things in life are not political, and most political things are not that important.
  25. I smell bullshit

    LISTEN: Curious Robocall Seeks ‘Damaging’ Information On Moore http://wkrg.com/2017/11/14/curious-robocall-seeks-damaging-information-on-moore/ There is no reporter by that name working for the Post.