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  1. Thread: Vote-counting

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    First, it must be noted that alternatives to FPTP...

    First, it must be noted that alternatives to FPTP depend on casting more than one subvote in one's vote -- more than one ranking or rating. Giving only one candidate a ranking or a rating is "bullet...
  2. rousseau, that is a completely separate issue....

    rousseau, that is a completely separate issue. How much time is available for evolution and how fast it goes is a separate issue from what might be more evolvable than something else.

    The...
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    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter: "I’m not on...

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter: "I’m not on TikTok, but that won’t stop me from making bootleg ones for IG 😉" / Twitter
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    Public Citizen on Twitter: "Very much here for @AOC’s bootleg...
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    That was what AOC is arguing -- and what some...

    I'm suspicious of this. Do you have a link?[/QUOTE]
    That was what AOC is arguing -- and what some other people argue. I concede that the plural of anecdote is not data, but it's hard for me to find...
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    There is a large number of Americans living in...

    So if Americans enter Mexico illegally, are there "sanctuary cities" south of the border too, or is that type of suicidal idiocy something uniquely American?[/QUOTE]
    There is a large number of...
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    Checking Ballotpedia again, it is 27 Republican...

    Checking Ballotpedia again, it is 27 Republican Reps quitting, and still 9 Democrats. The most recent announcement was on February 26 of this year.

    GOP House incumbents are leaving at a record...
  7. You should see some right-wingers on taxes some...

    You should see some right-wingers on taxes some time. They can get very worked up about taxes. Like how Clinton and Obama are guilty of "the biggest tax increase in history"
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    The difference: indoor vs. outdoor. Indoor...

    The difference: indoor vs. outdoor. Indoor gathering are known sites for spreading the COVID-19 virus. It's much harder to spread the virus outdoors, especially if everybody is wearing masks.

    I...
  9. That video is inlined for me. It's about removal...

    That video is inlined for me. It's about removal of Confederate monuments.

    I must say that some of the statue topplers have gone too far, knocking over statues of good people and people with mixed...
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    Videos of fireballs: Meteor Hits Russia Feb...

    Videos of fireballs:

    Meteor Hits Russia Feb 15, 2013 - Event Archive - YouTube - at Chelyabinsk
    Meteor fireball lights up night sky in Perth, Australia - YouTube - 2019 Aug 28
    Huge meteor...
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    Software Journalists at MSN

    Dozens Of MSN Journalists To Be Replaced By Robots - not the self-contained, mechanical kind, but software running inside of MSN's servers.

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    Microsoft is cutting dozens of MSN news...
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    The article quotes the first tweet, and I've...

    The article quotes the first tweet, and I've quoted its two successors.

    Teri Schultz on Twitter: "They've done it! Border battle over.
    Citizens from these countries can come to the EU tomorrow:...
  13. Consider previous crises and how Presidents back...

    Consider previous crises and how Presidents back then had handled them.

    Abraham Lincoln didn't dismiss the Southern states' secession as a non-issue. FDR didn't dismiss Japan's attack on Pearl...
  14. Two crises, Trump completely blows it both times

    Trump in trouble over coronavirus, Black Lives Matter: Expert

    So he blew it both times -- completely blew it.

    About the coronavirus, Jacinda Ardern and Angela Merkel have both showed much...
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    Exclusive: Hundreds of George W. Bush...

    Exclusive: Hundreds of George W. Bush administration officials to back Biden, group says - Reuters

    Yet more Republicans against Trump.

    69 million clues Trump is nervous about November -...
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    Democratic ad makers think they’ve discovered...

    Democratic ad makers think they’ve discovered Trump’s soft spot - POLITICO
    Democratic ad makers:

    Finally something that works against him. But he might try to call his own words "fake news".
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    Climate worst-case scenarios may not go far...

    Climate worst-case scenarios may not go far enough, cloud data shows | Environment | The Guardian - "Modelling suggests climate is considerably more sensitive to carbon emissions than thought"
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    AOC and her friends: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez...

    AOC and her friends:

    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter: "When you speak truth to power, power fights back.
    Lobbyists & conservatives have been pouring millions of dollars against our...
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    Julia Salazar on Instagram: “Another month has...

    Julia Salazar on Instagram: “Another month has come and gone, and millions of people still have no idea how they’ll afford to pay rent. …”
    Cake with "cancel rent" written on it.


    Ernesto Yerena...
  20. Thread: Vote-counting

    by lpetrich
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    I've done some social-media poll sleuthing. What...

    I've done some social-media poll sleuthing. What kinds of polls do social-media sites support?

    Facebook: Yes. Multiple.
    Instagram: Yes. (2 options)
    Twitter: Yes. (max 4 options)
    Reddit: No....
  21. Thread: Vote-counting

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    Some more names for voting methods. Cardinal...

    Some more names for voting methods.

    Cardinal - rated, score, range
    Ordinal - ranked, preference

    Cardinal and ordinal as in cardinal and ordinal numbers: how many of something and where in...
  22. The letter is on AOC's Congressional site:...

    The letter is on AOC's Congressional site: Microsoft Word - Letter to Pompeo june 30 1020am.docx - LettertoPompeoFinal.pdf
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    kelly marcelle malka on Instagram: “hiiii ok so...

    kelly marcelle malka on Instagram: “hiiii ok so v2 of this quote for two reasons. 1. i’ve been looking for a print of this to put in my home office with no luck so i thought i’d make it myself:) such...
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    Titled link: AOC, de Blasio trade barbs over NYPD...

    Titled link: AOC, de Blasio trade barbs over NYPD cuts: 'She's just wrong'

    AOC: ‘Defund the Police looks like a Suburb’ : AOC I will quote her words:

    In effect, suburbs are "low-crime" because...
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    That document's 12 pillars: Explained in a LOT...

    That document's 12 pillars:

    Explained in a LOT of detail.

    He'd created a detailed plan when he was running for President.

    Then the question of what the Republicans are doing about this.
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