User talk:Jsorens

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Hello, Jsorens, and welcome to Wikipedia! Thank you for your contributions. I hope you like the place and decide to stay. Here are a few good links for newcomers:

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Welcome, redux[edit]

Dr. Sorens, when I welcomed you above, I didn't take the time to mention that I am on the list for FSP, am currently running for office down here in Alabama on the LP ticket, and plan to move to NH within the next year (if I don't win in my race). Keep up the good work, both as a Wikipedian and more broadly as an activist! Regards, Dick Clark 16:44, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

Thanks, Dick! I hope to see you in NH soon... I haven't moved there yet either, but I do find myself there frequently. It's an exciting place to be. Good luck with your race! --Jsorens 16:47, 15 August 2006 (UTC)

Keep an eye out...[edit]

We seem to once again have someone trying to add a rather bizarre racialist party from Malta to the list of libertarian parties. We went through this before, maybe nine months ago; I know you work in related areas, keep an eye out for it. - Jmabel | Talk 01:33, 14 November 2006 (UTC)


Hi there! Can you help me understand why you blanked the Blood Bound page? -- Mikeblas 01:04, 24 February 2007 (UTC)

Probably a "speedy delete" is the best course of action, but I didn't get round to proposing one. Either that, or a disambig. I just removed the redirect because of a comment on the Bloodbound page to the effect that the redirect was misleading because of other possible uses of the term "Blood Bound."--Jsorens 16:19, 26 February 2007 (UTC)

Khalistan movement[edit]

Hello, I saw your edits over at Khalistan movement; maybe you can help with a recent edit there that I find problematic (not knowing anything about the conflict however). This diff seems to turn many referenced statements into their opposite, while retaining the references. The editor has a tendency for POV edits. If you don't have time for this, please let me know and I'll try elsewhere. Thanks, AxelBoldt 19:38, 16 August 2007 (UTC)

Free State Project[edit]

Hi! I'm Alex. I agree with you that I was over-zealous in deleting material from the Free State Project. When I re-read the wikipedia pages on WP:Reliable Sources in detail, I realized that it is important to be able to use self-published sources as a reference on themselves, which I think, some of the use in the page was. My reason for deleting the material though is that I saw serious problems with the page feel it is often easier to create WP:NPOV pages by cutting all material and then selectively re-adding it, than it is by selectively deleting. This is especially true on the FSP page because there is a wealth of news coverage of the organization and I think this is a safer place to start.

I also wanted to raise the issue: I am very concerned that you have a WP:Conflict of Interest in editing this page, if it is correct for me to asssume that you are Jason Sorens. I would recommend reading that page, in particular, this section: Wikipedia:Conflict_of_Interest#How_to_avoid_COI_edits. Thank you! Cazort (talk) 02:01, 1 March 2009 (UTC)

Thanks - I am familiar with the policy & plan to continue adhering to it.--Jsorens (talk) 13:25, 2 March 2009 (UTC)


why dont you help me edit my post to a point where it can stay on the new provinces page?

and here are more groups that want Greenland to join Canada —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 16:25, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Let's keep this discussion on the appropriate talk page.--Jsorens (talk) 19:54, 31 March 2009 (UTC)

Actoually, there are many reasons for Greenland to be considered as a new province. They're a lot closer to us then Europe, in both culture and distance. Several Greenlanders want Greenland to leave the Danish Kingdom, and it's unlikely that Greenland could survive as a nation by itself. Also, Denmark is using Greenland as a claim-by-proximity to use the Northwest Passage, which are clearly Canadian Internal Waters. There's already a micro-conflict between Canada and Denmark over Hans Island, All we need is a spark and there could be a war. -DS —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 01:40, 5 April 2009 (UTC)


how do you intend to do that? I use many computers and wifis, so how can you block me? -- (talk) 16:48, 14 April 2009 (UTC)

Please don't modify my deletion of the Aymara entry in the list of separatist movements[edit]

Please don't revert hastily: I'm not questioning Mapuche separatism/autonomism/whatever. If you don't aggree the Mapuche entry please modify only the Mapuche entry. You just reverted, and with that action you undid my deletion of the Aymara entry. There is no Aymara separatism since Bolivian president Evo Morales is Aymara, vice-president Álvaro García Linera is White but a former member of the (Aymara-inspired) Tupac Katari guerrilla, and, under new Constitution, Bolivia is a Plurinational Republic (therefore Aymara is one of the recognized official languages, there is an Aymara quota in the so-called Plurinational Congress, etc). If you think that there is some serious Aymara separatism in Peru, please show at least one website devoted to Aymara separatism in Peru. In the end, Aymara separatism is impossible in Argentina (since there are no ethnic Aymaras besides inmigrants from Bolivia) or Chile (since ethnic aboriginal (non-Bolivian) Aymaras are very few). (talk) 03:32, 1 February 2011 (UTC)

Proposed deletion of New Hampshire Liberty Alliance‎[edit]

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What's your opinion on whether the Taliban are separatist?[edit]

We have a disagreement over the matter here, and given that you are knowledgeable about separatist movements, your opinion would be helpful for the discussion... Thanks,--Yalens (talk) 22:18, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

Thanks - will check it out ASAP.--Jsorens (talk) 18:38, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

Lord's Resistance Army[edit]

Are a secessionist group, aside from being clearly acholi nationalist, recruiting exclusively from their numbers, one of their objectives is a state which comprises of modern Acholiland (Southern South Sudan and Northern Uganda). This is what makes them a separatist group, their wish for a acholiland theocracy which doesn't comprise of any presently existing state. -- Secondat of Orange (talk) 03:16, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

Please take a look at the ideology section of the LRA page. I would count myself among those academics who find their ideology incoherent at best. Most of their victims have been Acholi.[1] Let's continue this discussion on the appropriate talk page.--Jsorens (talk) 12:53, 27 March 2012 (UTC)

The so-called Ilirida[edit]

Hello. I am from Macedonia and I do know what the political parties said about this so-called movement. It is an isolated group of people who in Tirana said something about non-realistic idea. The idea is not even supported by the majority of the Albanians. The group calls themselves "Assembly of civic patriots". They do not function as a political party in Macedonia, and if they have supporters in Macedonia they will give the statement in Macedonia, not in Tirana. Therefore, do not revert me. DPA is a major Albanian-Macedonian party of the opposition and never proclaimed such thing as Ilirida. Thanks --MacedonianBoy (talk) 19:44, 17 May 2012 (UTC)

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