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by Mo
Yesterday, 19:11
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 449
Views: 6840

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

It was less urban and rural and more ag vs trade economy.
by Mo
Yesterday, 19:05
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 449
Views: 6840

Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

If by Bill of Rights, you exclude the 4th, 8th and 9th Amendments, the 1st when applied to Muslims and the 5th when applied to people not in the Trump administration.
by Mo
Yesterday, 18:51
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass
Replies: 172
Views: 10497

Re: Silicon Valley Disrupts Its Own Ass

If you you’re wondering where Nicole is it’s that she’s masturbating furiously. Also, can we now stop taking Alex Stamos seriously (for non-tech people, he’s the former CSO of FB that supposedly pointed out the Russia stuff was ignored, but continues to defend facebook’s actions). https://krebsonsec...
by Mo
Yesterday, 18:46
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 449
Views: 6840

Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

People shouldn't read the Founders' actual intent into their published words any more than they should with contemporary politicians. Agree. The Federalist Papers were a marketing document written primarily by Hamilton (who was one of the biggest monarchists of the founders). But the same folks tha...
by Mo
Yesterday, 18:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 449
Views: 6840

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

The odd thing is the defenders talk about the intent of the founders while simultaneously making an argument the founders never made. The founders’ argument was to elect wiser cooler heads to vote for the proper will of the people (see Burr v. Jefferson) not to act as a pass through to give smaller...
by Mo
Yesterday, 18:30
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6235
Views: 182248

Re: Orange is the new President

I dunno it feels like it’s gotta be closer to 20% regardless of party. Has there ever been a president this far underwater during an economy with unemployment within a country mile of these levels? Also, Trump better pray to God hard Brexit doesn’t go through because it’ll be enough to trigger at le...
by Mo
Yesterday, 18:14
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 449
Views: 6840

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

The odd thing is the defenders talk about the intent of the founders while simultaneously making an argument the founders never made. The founders’ argument was to elect wiser cooler heads to vote for the proper will of the people (see Burr v. Jefferson) not to act as a pass through to give smaller ...
by Mo
Yesterday, 17:50
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: 400 ppm
Replies: 277
Views: 11554

Re: 400 ppm

The markets have priced in climate change models based on CMEX weather futures prices.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.econom ... ate-change
by Mo
Yesterday, 16:26
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 449
Views: 6840

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

I think it's very much an exaggeration to suggest that the national discussion isn't very, very much influenced by the discussion in the population centers. And yet Texas is represented by a party other than the one that represents its population centers and NY state candidates try to win upstate v...
by Mo
Yesterday, 16:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 449
Views: 6840

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

I don't think there would be much difference in result between a PV vs. an EC. You can't use past elections as any guide since the contests were for EC and not single votes. So looking at past vote totals isn't going to necessarily be indicative of anything. There might be a brief shake up the firs...
by Mo
Yesterday, 11:57
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 449
Views: 6840

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

I'm mildly pro-PV just because it gives minority-party voters in each state somewhat more of an incentive to turn out (for example, right now Republican voters in New York or Democratic voters in Utah might as well stay home on Election Day) but as someone whose vote basically won't count either wa...
by Mo
Yesterday, 11:40
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 449
Views: 6840

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

Like - take Bush v Gore, everything plays out exactly the same way but Bush gets a national aggregate of 600k more popular votes changing no EC totals. Are we suggesting that would have made everyone cool? 50% more cool? Any more cool? I think everyone would have been 80% more cool. There’s short t...
by Mo
Yesterday, 07:17
Forum: The Joys of Life
Topic: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?
Replies: 564
Views: 33757

Re: Podcasts - Watcha listening to?

A spherical birfer in a vacuum no less. Also, MMR vaccination rates are pretty consistent all the way back to the dial-up era. That is interesting. The outbreaks are because of concentrations among the unvaccinated I guess then. Also, I suspect international travel has increased from places without...
by Mo
Yesterday, 07:09
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 449
Views: 6840

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

I don’t recognize the principle as particularly noteworthy. Popular vote is just one flavor of voting. Being on the shit side of a narrow popular vote is just as shitty as being on the shit side of a narrow EC outcome. The narrowness makes the resentment but we pretend it’s the counting method. Go ...
by Mo
Yesterday, 07:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Antivaxxers
Replies: 87
Views: 3219

Re: Antivaxxers

WTF, all of his kids were born after the vaccine was commercialized. https://www.nbcnews.com/health/kids-health/kentucky-governor-deliberately-exposed-his-children-chickenpox-n985551 I'm sure the children will bless him when they develop shingles in 50 years or so. If that long. My cousin already g...
by Mo
Yesterday, 06:43
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 449
Views: 6840

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

Also, wouldn't dismissing advocacy for a policy because the advocates are being self-serving basically mean we dismiss most advocacy? Especially when it comes to cutting taxes or regulation.
by Mo
Yesterday, 04:59
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Putin on the Writs
Replies: 432
Views: 20002

Re: Putin on the Writs

Agree. We should take the stance that Russia, China, Israel and probably some others are actively engaged in influence campaigns and some sliding scale of cyberattacks at all times. Be aware of the former and beef up as necessary counter measures and for the latter. It is probably best to think of ...
by Mo
Yesterday, 02:42
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 449
Views: 6840

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

People who think they will win more want the change. People on the other side who think they are right hate the change. Well, of course. That's the essence of why Team Blue pushes these things, even when they sent people on talk shows to talk up How Important The Constitution Is back in 2000 and 20...
by Mo
20 Mar 2019, 20:07
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Antivaxxers
Replies: 87
Views: 3219

Re: Antivaxxers

I thought the vaccine prevents shingles because you never had the varicella virus.
by Mo
20 Mar 2019, 19:49
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 449
Views: 6840

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

Jadagul has my logic right on. A Dem campaigning in a red state (or vice versa) in the current system is just preening. Right now the incentive is to spend every ad dollar you have in Ohio or Florida or PA. In a PV system, your dollar goes further if you spend in Alabama or Delaware to turn out marg...
by Mo
20 Mar 2019, 18:34
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 449
Views: 6840

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

They’d also have to care about turning out contingencies in states that don’t support them. Right now a blue president can give the finger to Ds in Mississippi or a red president can give the finger to Orange County Rs with no consequence.
by Mo
20 Mar 2019, 18:25
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Antivaxxers
Replies: 87
Views: 3219

Re: Antivaxxers

WTF, all of his kids were born after the vaccine was commercialized.

https://www.nbcnews.com/health/kids-hea ... ox-n985551
by Mo
20 Mar 2019, 18:17
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?
Replies: 449
Views: 6840

Re: Electoral College: Yea or Nay?

The defenses of the EC that are being thrown out are pretty weak sauce. “Politicians will only campaign in NY and California” is the stupidest argument against it. You would think a bunch of people who live in NY would recognize that people who run for governor of NY campaign in more places than NYC...
by Mo
19 Mar 2019, 17:31
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6235
Views: 182248

Re: Orange is the new President

Ellie wrote:The unfortunately-surnamed Mackenzie Dickhudt appears to be a real person, however.
Not so unfortunate is that you get the light gun for free when you get the NES with Dickhudt
by Mo
19 Mar 2019, 17:04
Forum: General Chatter
Topic: Orange is the new President
Replies: 6235
Views: 182248

Re: Orange is the new President

I’m glad to see Kevin Hassett has reclaimed his good name since Dow 36,000