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  1. Looks to me like someone didn't bother spending any CP on increasing Issue Familiarity or Debating Skills
    10 points
  2. Admin needs to focus on his games more than anything. I could care less about what he says on here. I have bought his games because they have much potential to be explored. This genre of gaming has its niche, so It shouldn't be hard to please it.
    8 points
  3. Here is what I would say about the composition of the court... 1. Chief Justice @Conservative Elector 2: Solidly a member of the conservative bloc on the court, and a rigid textualist. Most economically libertarian on the court. Justice C was appointed by Bush in 2005 to replace William Rehnquist. 2. Justice @Reagan04: Another member of the conservative bloc on the court, and a huge proponent of civil liberties versus government intrusion. Very opposed to the regulation of intrastate commerce and skeptical of the vague claims of programs such as the Affordable Care Act. The most se
    8 points
  4. President Hollingsworth gives a speech after the death of Hamilton Fellow Countrymen, Our nation emerged from the conflagration of revolution just 17 short years ago. Our form of government has stood for only a decade. As I enter office as your third President, I seek to lead a nation which cannot afford to devolve into rule by bullet rather than by ballot. I should hope to amend the fractures between North and South, Republican and Federalist. Our duty as Americans is to prove our model of government the finest on earth seen since the days of Athens and the Roman Senate. Our duty is
    7 points
  5. Nobody deserves to be President.
    7 points
  6. @admin_270, @The Blood both made professional, courteous, apologies where they didn't blame anyone for what they said or did. I'm glad this was the conclusion to this. Hopefully everyone involved has learned something for this, I know I have. Everyone on this forum is a wonderful person who contributes to the unique culture we have here in their own way. I usually despise talking about politics with people, but with you guys I can do it all day. From @vcczar's leadership, insight, polls, and all-around contribution to @Patine's wittiness, excessive usage of adjectives, and his intelligenc
    6 points
  7. I don't know how to articulate my points better than to say them outside of a vote. Everyone has the right to their own beliefs and to post them in a free and open manner, including in this forum. That includes the admin, regardless of political view. People can jibe each other, whatever. I admit that I do it as well. But I never will make a personal attack on someone else's intellect, and I thought everyone on this forum was better than that. I learned that I was wrong. I have been on this forum since 2018, and I have never been treated worse than the way I was treated today. It hurts me
    6 points
  8. No lives matter. Nihilism gang rise up
    6 points
  9. Good idea dude. ...Seriously!
    6 points
  10. 1-5 was a kill, 6-10 was the gun jams Alexander Hamilton, leader of the Federalist Party, is DEAD! Killed by the new leader of the Abolitionist Party!
    5 points
  11. After last night, I think it would be nice for everyone to get to know everyone a little better. Share some things you're fond of doing outside the forum with the forum I have been an avid MMO player for a while now, and that mostly comes in the form of a (former) child's game called Wizard101. Ive played for 8 years now, and have finally beat the game for the first time I also enjoy reading, I love Game of Thrones (Tully/Tyrell are my favorites), Lord of the Rings, and more. I like to write, whether it be fantasy or RP. Outside of that, I play trombone in our marching and
    5 points
  12. I believe that there will be protests, but nothing violent. It will be similar to the reaction of Trump winning in 2016.
    5 points
  13. I'm a university student! I'm trying to become a history teacher or a government teacher Current history classes I am in are the Vietnam War and in Oct I'll be taking East Asian History. I like to read a lot. I have a bookshelf overflowing with books. I play video games, not too often tho especially since I've been focusing on university. Final Fantasy is one of my favourites, especially VII and XV. I make scenarios for PI, PMI,CI. If you ever have any scenario ideas, share them with me and we can make them a reality I listen to all sorts of music, especially soundtrack
    5 points
  14. I write creatively and non-creatively, read books on various subjects, do a lot of random research, play PC games, and pre-COVID hung out at coffee shop and walked all over the city.
    5 points
  15. I enjoy making scenarios frankly. Hence why I got the games originally. I love playing the scenarios afterwards too. I've also learned a lot in scenario making since my first scenario. Y'all should see the wackiness of a scenario I'm making these days But enough scenario talk from me, Expanding to include more electoral options is a dream! I'm tired of FPTP and preferences We need electoral reform! PR and MMP! Heck it'll just make me want to make even more scenarios for all of you guys!
    5 points
  16. Absolutely, I haven't played the game since 2017-2018 and don't really have any reason or desire to at all anymore. I'm here for the great folks, discussion, and RPs that we do as a community. I love this community, the game and its admin are just an unfortunate side piece of our community. As far as I'm concerned, 270soft forum is for a great community, not a subpar game.
    5 points
  17. With 2 months to go, it's time to update my election prediction. As some of you know, I have said for the last while I think it's 80% Trump (my evaluation is Trump is 80% likely to win the election given the information available at this time), and that I expect this number to go to 0 or 100 as we get closer to the election. I do not intend to predict 50-50, for that isn't a prediction at all - it's a non-prediction. My new prediction is 80% -> 85% Trump. This is based on many criteria. Most basically, it's based on my evaluation of the personalities and abilities of the two
    5 points
  18. Absolutely the most fit president ever. Have you seen his hands? The bigliest, I tell you. And the bigliest hands throw the bigliest punches. That's true. That's the truth. The best people are saying that. They are.
    5 points
  19. You could just slowly put together a p0ll (s0rry f0r using the 0..my 0 key is br0ken and w0rks 20% 0f the time I try t0 use it) during the sh0rter durati0ns. It usually 0nly takes me ab0ut 10 minutes t0 make a multi-questi0n p0ll, even if I have t0 d0 research.
    5 points
  20. I'm so upset, Patine and I are being upstaged by this new rivalry between Billay and Vcczar. This is an outrage. ;c)
    5 points
  21. I get impatient with stupidity and people that put no thought into their comments. Make sense and follow your comments and opinions with reason and facts and I'll treat you like you are worth my time.
    5 points
  22. A warning to my fellow Biden supporters (or at least Trump detractors): Yes, the polls look good for us right now. But don't get cocky, and don't get complacent. Here's where the national polling average was at 84 days out. (We're actually something like 78 days out, but 84 days is especially illustrative because Dukakis got his ass KICKED and his polling decline didn't start until day 83.) Actual outcome of the election in parentheses 2020: Biden+8.3 (?) 2016: Clinton+6.6 (+2.1, but lost the electoral college) 2012: Obama+0.5 (+3.9) 2008: Obama+2.6 (+7.2) 2004: K
    5 points
  23. I'm late to this post, but as someone on this forum who identifies as Nonbinary and uses They/Them pronouns (as well as someone who works with LGBTQ) causes I just wanted to chime in with a few stray thoughts. First, many women's groups (and groups focused on other marginalized communities) are trying to step up and be more inclusive of people who aren't cisgender (people whose gender identity aligns with the sex they were assigned at birth) and may be a bit clunky with it without consultation. It's ultimately a good thing, but it does sometimes create some confusion if not explained well
    5 points
  24. The 270soft board correctly predicted Biden's Veep nominee pick! http://270soft.ipbhost.com/topic/17672-biden-picks-vp-in-a-week/ 51% said it would be Harris in a poll done in July. @Hestia11 @TheLiberalKitten @Herbert Hoover @MysteryKnight @RI Democrat @rhinehart514@gmail.co @Nentomat @Isaacr88 @avatarmushi @Conservative Elector 2 @admin_270 @Rodja @King of the North @jnewt @ThePotatoWalrus @CentristGuy @wolves and @MishFox all called it.
    5 points
  25. I appreciate the change. This forum used to be dead before we started talking politics — the common thread that binds us, even when we disagree. There’s only so much you can say about the game — I’d check in maybe once a year to see if there was an update, instead of multiple times a day to see if there’s an interesting discussion.
    5 points
  26. Honestly, this is more hostile than anything they said, but you don't see me crying to the admin. Grow up.
    5 points
  27. 270soft has a 2020 Presidential election simulator that will automatically track the stats for you. https://www.270towin.com/2020-simulation/ Out of 100 simulations, Biden won 88 times. Trump won 11. And there was exactly one 269-269 split. I have a lot more interesting stats at the end -- but first, some pictures! Here was Biden's most dominant win, 444-94. Honorable mention to Biden's second most dominant win, 441-97: Donald Trump's most dominant win. 327-211. And dishonorable mention to Trump's second highest performance, 322-216. But now the interesting thing:
    5 points
  28. I appreciate the apology. I apologize for instances wherein I've cross the line. Like others, I think politics is a combat sport, even if we don't want it to be. Politics is more personal than ever in an era of identity and polarization. We have our own ideas of what America is, what it should be, what it was, and what it was meant to be. As with all histories and theories, there isn't really an answer--or correct answer--to this. There's only our answer or our opinions. We drop the term "anti-American" or "not American" when we get angry. I do it. You do it. I think many of us have done
    5 points
  29. 1st Round: Social Democrats (Sanders/AOC) - 30% Libertarian Republicans (Paul/Amash) - 22% Progressive Democrats (Warren/Newsom) - 22% American United Moderates (Huntsman/Bloomberg) 9% Note: rest got 4% or less of the vote. Trump and Cruz got 0% support, which is great. 2nd Round: Removed all the zeros and 4% candidates (got 1 vote): Social Democrats (Sanders/AOC) - 30% Libertarian Republicans (Paul/Amash) - 26% Progressive Democrats (Warren/Newsom) - 26% American United Moderates (Huntsman/Bloomberg) 13% 3rd Round: AUM are r
    5 points
  30. FEDERALIST CONVENTION 1800 Federalists gathered in New York City to choose their delegates as President and Vice President of the United States. Early convention favorites were Alexander Hamilton, the star of the party, and John Trumbull Jr., Governor of Connecticut. Major issues to be hammered out among the party was how far to go on slavery, as well as how much to position themselves away from the legacy of President Adams. Trumbull and Hamilton both seemed well positioned to strike the middle line on both issues. However, some radical elements of the party gathered their strength and r
    4 points
  31. I enjoy spending time with my beagles, they make me so happy that everything else doesn't matter.
    4 points
  32. Answer the above questions so that we can put together our forum court as I was talking to @vcczar about. Please pick the answers that you feel represent you best. There are 5 mega categories and within them several smaller categories. You may pick as many answers as you feel you need to to best represent your philosophy on the issue but if you feel your need to pick contradicting answers, please elaborate in the thread below. We start by looking at the Bill of Rights and the individual liberties granted to people. Then I ask a few questions about the structure of government and chec
    4 points
  33. The hoops you jump through to justify the worst authoritarian impulses of this man are truly astonishing and quite frankly it's why we don't see you as someone that isn't a Trump supporter. The impression you give is to be entirely on the Trump Train. If you can't criticize this with great clarity than I cannot trust your objectivty on that matter.
    4 points
  34. I don't think I'd call myself a swing judge. Though perhaps a poll should be made about different types of jurisprudence as well and we assemble a sim court. That might be fun.
    4 points
  35. If someone doesn't believe this than they should acquaint themselves with science. I'm not going to accomodate science denialism. I will, however, do my absolute best to help them understand the science. Beyond that, society doesn't have to stoop to the level of folks that don't understand 21st century medicine in order to accomodate them. We don't need to backslide to the lowest common denominator.
    4 points
  36. I feel the need to clarify all four of my answers. 1. I don't actually support the Merrick Garland decision at all. But with McConnell being the decision maker in both cases, he should be consistent. The Supreme Court is supposed to be apolitical. McConnell has turned it into an abomination. It is remarkable that there is not a single person in the entire world who expected that McConnell would actually stand behind his own statement this time around. Literally every single person knows that McConnell stands for absolutely nothing other than seizing control by any means possible.
    4 points
  37. You’re assuming he would accept something as achievable as a Pepsi. ”Yes, I’d like a drink which has not existed since this 14th century, the recipe for which has been lost to the tides of time. Does that come with free refills?”
    4 points
  38. I'm sorry, guys, where are my manners? @vcczar and @SilentLiberty, this is @Patine. @Patine, this is @vcczar and @SilentLiberty. Forgive me, I did not previously realize that you guys hadn't met. #PatineDoesNotTakePolls ;c)
    4 points
  39. I didn't watch the DNC, but I did watch this, which is probably more important in the grand scheme of things.
    4 points
  40. Something something 13... nah just kidding. Probably this one:
    4 points
  41. Well, I guess it's official. Biden has made the grave error, typical of the arrogant, detached, ivory tower, plutocratic, self-righteous Establishment, of locking the Progressives, who are visibly, vocally, and actively showing overt disgust right now with the "system," and how it works, and whose votes and support he depends on to win, off of the ticket and put a flimsy "Uncle Tom," candidate strongly tied to a major part of the visible issues by the Progressives - the unjust and over-draconian law-enforcement, judicial, and correctional systems. What a disgustingly stupid and tactless move t
    4 points
  42. C'mon man, really? We're better than this.
    4 points
  43. 1. The Covid charts debacle 2. Refusing to recognize the Russian bounties 3. Doubling down on wishing Ghislaine Maxwell well 4. Within the next breathe bashing Portland protesters and justifying his authoritarian occupation 5. Repeatedly failing to understand proportionality both in the concept of Covid deaths and the racial bias in policing 6. Repeatedly attacking BLM after saying that he "wishes everyone well" in the context of Ghislane Maxwell 7. Refusing to praise John Lewis or even recognize his legacy beyond refusing to attend Trump's inaugural and refusing
    4 points
  44. I kept the 100 results and added 300 more on top of it, for 400 election simulations total. That's going to be my max -- I have things to do today, I can't get fired. ;c) Notably, while Trump did improve his win percentage slightly (he's now at 14.2% instead of 11%), his ceiling stayed at 327 votes. Meanwhile, Biden's ceiling improved to 449. Indeed, Biden had significantly more 400+ victories than Trump had 300+ victories. Our new record: Our new stats: Session Statistics These will reset when you reload the page Total Simulations: 400
    4 points
  45. Voter groups (like African Americans or Blue-Collar workers). And bonuses for certain politicians (like Barack Obama has bonuses for African Americans and Trump for Blue-Collar workers).
    4 points
  46. Ok boomer. This is just so patently false and myopic that that's all you get in response. The fact that you like civil rights protesters to children tells me all I need to know about your views on race relations. Something tells me you're no stranger to the word "uppity" either. The greater Black Lives Matter movement is not terrorist, they are an expression of patriotism. Black Lives Matter as a statement is a way of getting our nation to finally extend equal protection under the law entirely. Why should you care? Let private businesses pander, it's their right. It's just Fox
    4 points
  47. If a girl "lets" me kiss her because I just go straight to her like a magnet and start kissing her without waiting? We've never met before, we're not in relationship, I've just gone up to this woman without even saying a word and started kissing her? Yes, actually -- it is much more likely that she is afraid of me than to think that she's happy about this. I don't think you are actually stupid, so I can only conclude that you are intentionally being stupid. Why? I am asking you what are the words that Donald Trump would have to be recorded saying, to convince you that he was guilty
    4 points
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