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    I'd have to break out the numbers to be sure but I think Bush won upstate, at least in 2004. McCain probably got 45% there in 2008. I think you're confusing "Obama won it" with "Its not...
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    It depends. Israeli politics are a giant clusterfuck due to their proportional representation system, so the vote is split a dozen different ways between parties with only marginal differences and...
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    Sorry, I started writing that before you posted again.
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    To the contrary actually--It would make most of the big states actually relevant. I mean, California is basically a swing state attached to Los Angeles County and the Bay Area, so swingy parts of...
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    Only if you consider the President the sole wielder of the "Authority of the United States". Remember, we're not talking about Donald Trump or Joe Schmoe here, these are 47 duly elected members of...
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    Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) is being probed for corruption charges.
    http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/06/politics/robert-menendez-criminal-corruption-charges-planned/
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    The American Ambassador to South Korea was attacked with a knife at a dinner by a Korean Nationalist

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    Well yeah, the report completely exonerates Wilson. It's basically the DOJ saying "Well shit, they did do it right the first time. Our bad"
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    I doubt it was ever as bad. Mexicans were viewed a lot more positively than Blacks were (or at least, with less open hostility), since they lacked the numbers to be a real "threat" to anyone. Hell,...
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    Reminds me a bit of the Massive Resistance movement in Virginia in the 1950s, where the local Segregationists basically decided to shut down all the public schools in the state in order to avoid...
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    Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber is resigning, for real this time. He's been sunk by a scandal where his fiancee was paid large amounts of money to lobby him over environmental legislation, similar to...
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    Though unlike the Ferguson case, this is is getting flack from pretty much everywhere. Even Hot Air is pretty much calling this BS since there was absolutely no indication that Garner was a threat...
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    Damn, that means Shas is probably going to be back in the government. So much for unraveling the Ultra-Orthodox's grip on the Israeli state I guess.
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    Well, I was assuming that such an attack would be coordinated with NK attacking over the DMZ. It's not like the latter is ever going to get a better shot at "reunification", and I can't see China...
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    Not to mention South Korea and Taiwan, which are almost certainly going to be fighting on Japan's side in such a case (since they're both staunch US allies and likely also targets of any kind of PRC...
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    Well yeah, it's how those guys think. The IRA and the UVF/UDA all claimed similar things during the Troubles--that they existed to "protect" their respective civilian populations from the other...
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