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  • it’s unprovable what might happen if a vote, known to have been cast one way, were cast some other way.

    Oh really?

    Scenario 1: Baseline

    • candidate A receives 10 votes
    • candidate B receives 9 votes
    • Outcome: Candidate A wins under plurality

    Scenario 2: Two voters for Candidate A are convinced not to vote (non-vote) or vote for a candidate other than A or B

    • candidate A receives 8 votes
    • candidate B receives 9 votes
    • Outcome: Candidate B wins under plurality

    Proof enough?

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  • You're moving the goalposts. What was being discussed is if a vote would have gone to Biden, but becomes a non-vote, then that absolutely helps Trump under plurality voting.

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  • this is just storytelling.

    Now you're denying what the laws regarding the voting system is the USA?

    it’s not a natural law.

    Its state law in 48 out of the 50 states.

    "48 out of the 50 States award Electoral votes on a winner-takes-all basis (as does the District of Columbia). For example, all 54 of California’s electoral votes go to the winner of the state election, even if the margin of victory is only 50.1 percent to 49.9 percent." source

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  • That's true. Asserting doesn't make it so, its actual definition makes it so:

    "In single-winner plurality voting (first-past-the-post), each voter is allowed to vote for only one candidate, and the winner of the election is the candidate who represents a plurality of voters or, in other words, received more votes than any other candidate. In an election for a single seat, such as for president in a presidential system, voters may vote for one candidate from a list of the candidates who are competing, and the winner is whichever candidate receives the highest number of votes. " source

  • Another US state repeals law that protected ISPs from municipal competition
  • The part that pissed me off was that once they started putting the signs in our neighborhood offering this, Spectrum tripled the neighborhood’s broadband speed. Meaning they could have done that any time, but didn’t.

    Spectrum did this when Frontier fiber came in. Spectrum 100Mbs at $80/month became 300Mbs at $80/month overnight. Frontier fiber was still faster and cheaper with 500Mbs for $50/month.

  • Another US state repeals law that protected ISPs from municipal competition
  • $26k? Could you buy a cheap shed and put it right on your side of the boundary line next to the neighbor? Have Spectrum terminate the cable line there. Put a cheap 200w solar panel and small battery in the shed and with enough battery capacity to keep it running through the overnight hours and then set up your own CANTENNA Wifi pointing at your house?

    How close would this theoretical shed be from the end of the line?

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  • Oh cool then it should be nothing for you to say it right now, right?

    What you're doing is helping Trump win by helping convince people not to vote for Biden under our plurality voting system, right? Just say yes that you understand that.

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  • Again, you dance away and refuse to admit. I will say this is helpful though. Any post in the future only needs to be pointed to this flow of conversation and see where you stand. Every refusal you remove any ambiguity of miscommunication. Your willful ignorance is on full display. Thank you.

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  • Nope, I was making a statement about what pharma does these days, not necessarily this specific drug.

    You said this in your first post:

    I’m not saying that’s necessarily going on here, but it’s made me distrustful of statements like the title.

    You're absolutely leaving the door open for your statements to apply to this specific vaccine. You're not excluding the vaccine from your statements, and even calling into question the title of the post about the vaccine.

    I don't know any other interpretation which would make a reader of your post think you're talking about anything else except this vaccine in a thread about this vaccine.

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  • Sorry, I'm not taking your distraction bait.

    If you are so strong in your convictions, so honest in your statements, and so solid in your belief of what you're doing is right, why is it so difficult for you to admit the reality of what you're doing? Even if I don't agree with what you're doing and why, I don't see why you dance so hard around the fact that plurality voting, with your actions to convince people not to vote for Biden, are helping Trump?

    Why is that so hard for you to admit?

  • Morgan Spurlock, documentary filmmaker behind 'Super Size Me,' dies at 53
  • I just don’t agree. I think people looked at that and said that it proved that it’s easy to live on minimum wage as long as you don’t insist on eating things like organic food.

    They (he and his wife) were barely scraping by before the organic food thing, which was one single purchase. If anyone came away thinking it was just that one purchase that sent them off the rails then I'm not sure they'd be convinced anyway about the difficulties and dangers of minimum wage income to support oneself.

    What it needed to prove is that it isn’t possible to live on minimum wage.

    I believe we agree already its not possible to live on minimum wage. I'm not sure its fair to lay the blame of this not being fully acknowledge in society at the feet of a 45 minute reality TV show.

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  • You asked how you're helping Trump. I answered. Once again you ignore the reality of the plurality voting system and refuse to acknowledge the consequences of your actions in helping Trump become president.

  • apnews.com Comedian Tom Smothers, one-half of the Smothers Brothers, dies at 86

    Tom Smothers, half of the Smothers Brothers and the co-host of one of the most socially conscious and groundbreaking television shows in the history of the medium, has died at 86.

    Comedian Tom Smothers, one-half of the Smothers Brothers, dies at 86

    Tom Smothers, half of the Smothers Brothers and the co-host of one of the most socially conscious and groundbreaking television shows in the history of the medium, has died at 86.

    The National Comedy Center, on behalf of his family, said in a statement Wednesday that Smothers died Tuesday at home in Santa Rosa, California, following a cancer battle.

    “I’m just devastated,” his brother and the duo’s other half, Dick Smothers, told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday. “Every breath I’ve taken, my brother’s been around.”

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