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    I don't think the number of "magical thinkers"...

    I don't think the number of "magical thinkers" and "nanny-state lovers" actually matters all that much. If he gets the nomination, then you'll have a lot of people vote for him just because he's not...
  2. I could tell he was sarcastic, I just couldn't...

    I could tell he was sarcastic, I just couldn't figure out what his point was supposed to be.
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    Hiring people to supposedly attack you, then...

    Hiring people to supposedly attack you, then lying to the police and public about it to try to get sympathy and attention goes pretty far beyond "celebrity crap."
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    My comment was meant more in reference to older...

    My comment was meant more in reference to older decisions that, while not actually overturned by the court, would definitely be if it ever went up to them again. It would be foolish to appeal to Buck...
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    And lest anyone say "well, that decision was from...

    And lest anyone say "well, that decision was from the 1960's, maybe the current Court would say something else," the article notes subsequent decisions expanding it, including the 2014 decision Heien...
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    I legitimately have no idea what this "other...

    I legitimately have no idea what this "other site" is. Is it still around?
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    Huh, until now I didn't know "dismember" could be...

    Huh, until now I didn't know "dismember" could be used in the sense of removing someone from the membership. Sure does make that statement sound amusing, though.
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    Such as? If this is about 2 Corinthians 11, the...

    Such as? If this is about 2 Corinthians 11, the "boasting" is meant ironically.

    Where? I hope this isn't supposed to be the usual invocation of Paul's statement in Romans 3:7, because that's an...
  9. Thread: Iowa Primary

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    I found this article interesting:...

    I found this article interesting:
    https://www.vox.com/recode/2020/2/7/21125078/iowa-caucus-2016-mobile-app-2020

    Basically it talks about how while everyone is complaining about the app in the...
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    There actually is no year between 1 BC and 1 AD....

    There actually is no year between 1 BC and 1 AD. It goes directly from 1 BC to 1 AD.
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    Well, the "official" guideline for Catholics...

    Well, the "official" guideline for Catholics regarding voting, at least in the US, is this:...
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    Still, let's not forget how in 1992 the guy who...

    Still, let's not forget how in 1992 the guy who actually won the candidacy (Bill Clinton) got third place with a measly 2.8% in Iowa.
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    Bloomberg is extremely unlikely. Sanders promised...

    Bloomberg is extremely unlikely. Sanders promised that his vice presidential pick "will not be an old white guy."
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    Yeah, it's probably not the best phrasing on the...

    Yeah, it's probably not the best phrasing on the part of the article. I read it the same way you did until Starlight pointed out what it was actually saying, which caused me to re-read it and realize...
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    One definite advantage is the ease in...

    One definite advantage is the ease in implementing it, as it's ultimately just a tweak to the existing system, compared to the major overhaul something like MMP would require. But while I am for RCV,...
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    He may have already been ahead of Warren, but...

    He may have already been ahead of Warren, but this is a new surge that puts him on the level of Biden... and at Warren's expense. The most plausible explanation for this, assuming this isn't just an...
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    So it looks like this whole thing has actually...

    So it looks like this whole thing has actually been of great benefit to Sanders, as he surged ahead in the most recent poll, essentially tied with Biden:...
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    Well, now I feel stupid. I made an update post...

    Well, now I feel stupid. I made an update post about Massachusetts, but missed the fact Alaska is also having a Referendum to implement RCV!
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    So since this topic was made, it seems like...

    So since this topic was made, it seems like Ranked Choice Voting has been picking up in popularity. It's been implemented by more cities, but far more notably, it looks like there's an effort to get...
  20. Poll: Elbridge Gerry, who I assume is the one you are...

    Elbridge Gerry, who I assume is the one you are referring to, wasn't a Democrat; he died 14 years before the party was even founded.

    Fun fact: While "gerrymandering" (named after him) is...
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    Personally, in my own speculative opinion, my...

    Personally, in my own speculative opinion, my guess is that Sanders made a remark that could be interpreted as meaning a woman couldn't be elected president (despite this not being at all his...
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    That's interesting, but what does it have to do...

    That's interesting, but what does it have to do with what I said?
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    Huh? If anything it seemed like Bernie Sanders...

    Huh? If anything it seemed like Bernie Sanders was bending over backwards to support Hillary even after it was public that the DNC screwed him over. What exactly are your examples of Bernie "doing...
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    I saw that part of the debate and didn't think...

    I saw that part of the debate and didn't think that the moderator was necessarily trying to be biased against Sanders with the ôSen. Warren, what did you think when Sen. Sanders told you a woman...
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    What was Trump's health scare?

    What was Trump's health scare?
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