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by Jordan
Thu Nov 05, 2020 12:57 pm
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: 2020 US Presidential Election Speculation
Replies: 273
Views: 25642

Re: 2020 US Presidential Election Speculation

If there was any doubt that the Republican party is the party of Trump, I think that has been dispelled. Trump and Trumpism isn't going anywhere, even if Trump loses. If Trump loses, one of his children is likely the Republican nominee in 2024, if it's not Donald Trump again himself. If Joe Biden do...
by Jordan
Fri Oct 30, 2020 3:22 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: 2020 US Presidential Election Speculation
Replies: 273
Views: 25642

Re: 2020 US Presidential Election Speculation

I think they should pack the court and pack the Senate too while they're at it. Give Puerto Rico statehood for an easy +2. Republicans removed the judicial filibuster or whatever and refused Obama's appointee for about nine months before the election, while ramming through their own with 8 days to s...
by Jordan
Tue Oct 27, 2020 1:04 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: 2020 US Presidential Election Speculation
Replies: 273
Views: 25642

Re: 2020 US Presidential Election Speculation

I suspect Biden will win, but with the major caveat that to me, a few days or a week is an eternity in political terms. If the polls tighten close to election, to the point where Trump is within 1 point in certain major battlegrounds, buckle up. Trump can afford to lose Michigan and Pennsylvania and...
by Jordan
Sat Jul 18, 2020 9:25 pm
Forum: Sanguo Yanyi Symposium
Topic: Three Kingdoms Questions (You Ask, We Answer)
Replies: 11143
Views: 1423745

Re: Three Kingdoms Questions (You Ask, We Answer)

I can offer a better and simpler explanation now after some thought and after rereading parts of Gardiner's paper on the Gongsun Warlords of Liaodong: Korea was very vulnerable. That's it. This was a double edged sword. The Han could, and did, attack it. However, defending any acquisitions in Korea ...
by Jordan
Sat Jul 11, 2020 3:31 pm
Forum: Sanguo Yanyi Symposium
Topic: Kongming's Archives Development/Encyclopedia Project
Replies: 707
Views: 184251

Re: Kongming's Archives Development/Encyclopedia Project

Many good points, but just for the record, I think there is a eunuch tag for gender. Many of the people you mentioned like Bi Lan and Huang Hao were eunuchs.
by Jordan
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:33 am
Forum: Gamers’ Haven
Topic: What are you playing right now?
Replies: 1082
Views: 108411

Re: What are you playing right now?

Venus Blood Frontier. Excellent and deep conquest slg, similar in some way to Sengoku Rance but with more of a focus on unit composition and deployment. It's a porn game, but the porn is terrible and disgusting. I play these games for the gameplay unironically anyways. I love strategy conquest rpg g...
by Jordan
Sun Jun 21, 2020 2:22 am
Forum: Sanguo Yanyi Symposium
Topic: Most Hated People of the Han Dynasty / Three Kingdoms
Replies: 30
Views: 10042

Re: Most Hated People of the Han Dynasty / Three Kingdoms

Going back to some earlier points made by DaoLunofShiji, I just can't bring myself to hate Sima Zhao or Sima Yan because, relatively speaking, they showed a lot of clemency toward many of their adversaries (probably not all though, admittedly). This is something I greatly admire in historical figure...
by Jordan
Sat Jun 20, 2020 4:34 pm
Forum: Sanguo Yanyi Symposium Archives
Topic: Useful Online Resources
Replies: 145
Views: 84758

Re: Useful Online Resources

I don't exactly have one to share, but I think it is worth noting that JSTOR has generously decided to expand their free access of articles to 100 articles per month or something insane along these lines. This seems to be in response to COVID-19. This is probably a good time to get in some additiona...
by Jordan
Fri Jun 19, 2020 10:49 pm
Forum: Sanguo Yanyi Symposium
Topic: Three Kingdoms Questions (You Ask, We Answer)
Replies: 11143
Views: 1423745

Re: Three Kingdoms Questions (You Ask, We Answer)

Well, in my opinion at least, you have to first put yourself in the frame of mind of that time period. China as we know it today didn't exactly exist, at least not in the form it does today. And Korea, or even North Korea and South Korea as two separate countries, didn't exist either. The Korean pen...
by Jordan
Fri Jun 19, 2020 5:16 am
Forum: Current Affairs
Topic: The General News Thread
Replies: 1260
Views: 174049

Re: The General News Thread

Not surprisingly (I predicted as much in my earlier post), Trump is displeased by the net balance of recent SC decisionmaking, which now also includes stopping Trump from immediately dismantling DACA. Trump called the SC rulings shotgun blasts to the face. He also called for more conservative justic...