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    Yesterday, 09:37 PM
    Maine and Nebraska are the only two states that split their electoral votes like that - and now Maine is backing out of that arrangement for the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact. If every state had followed the split vote paradigm, Romney would have beat Obama in 2012 (despite losing the popular vote). Biden won the popular vote in OC in 2020; so it's not a sure thing (particularly if the GOP is running a MAGA candidate). The more RINO a candidate is, the more likely they'd carry OC though. And yeah, it's unconstitutional. The Compact Clause (Article 1, Section 10, Clause 3) provides that “No State shall, without the Consent of Congress, ... enter into Any Agreement or Compact with another State, or with a foreign Power.”
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    04-20-2024, 10:26 PM
    Research paper for anyone interested: Last Glacial Maximum pattern effects reduce climate sensitivity estimates If they're reducing climate sensitivity estimates today, I think that means that the science from last week was not settled. Article summarizing the research: Ice age data analysis offers good news for Earth’s current climate woes
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    04-20-2024, 12:16 PM
    Are you better off today than you were four years ago (America: Stuck on Stupid)
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    04-19-2024, 11:04 PM
    Quiet On Set: The Dark Side Of Kids' TV
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    04-19-2024, 10:59 PM
    FYI: RFK, Jr. will be on "Real Time with Bill Maher" next week (26APR2024)
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    04-18-2024, 09:12 PM
    From the title of the thread on the "Today's Posts" page, I was expecting some miniature drone heading up Mel's wazoo for an AI colonoscopy.
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    04-16-2024, 09:04 PM
    So I'm two margaritas to the wind. Pop Quiz (Self Introspection) Uri Berliner is a senior business editor and reporter at NPR. His work has been recognized with a Peabody Award, a Loeb Award, an Edward R. Murrow Award, and a Society of Professional Journalists New America Award, among others. Given that; when was the last time, outside of this thread, that "Uri Berliner," or his prestigious work, was mentioned on this site? What does he normally write about? What are his positions? Is he anyone that we would be talking about if it were not for his recent essay in The Free Press? Outside of the most recent hub-bub, his wiki page only mentions:
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    04-16-2024, 04:25 PM
    I won't post the video, just this link (because being an 80's show, not a 70's, it doesn't fit this thread). The esteemed Ms. Rowling may have issues with the third verse (1:04 - 1:20), which was never played on the show.
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    04-16-2024, 09:55 AM
    Always thought Mulder and Scully should have crossed paths with Kolchak on one of their episodes (or at least pick up some clues that he left behind). Darren McGavin appeared on a couple of episodes of the X Files, but never as Kolchak. I guess it was in tribute to some ideological linkage between the two series.
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    04-16-2024, 09:45 AM
    NPR suspends veteran editor as it grapples with his public criticism This is being reported by several conservative outlets, but I had to include this link to the report by NPR itself. The suspension started last Friday, but they're finally getting around to 'splainin' it today
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    04-12-2024, 04:45 PM
    Aaahhhhh, the sofa cushion fund - state authorities checking beneath the sofa cushions of everyone in the state. Guess I better not joke about that, Newsome might pick up on the idea.
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    04-09-2024, 09:29 AM
    And yet they'll still offering new student loans under the same paradigm as they always have. It's a broken system that: - Doesn't check whether the course of study is one that will generate an income necessary to pay off the loans in a reasonable amount of time - Doesn't check whether the students have the aptitude to compete in the specified curriculum - Has no follow-up to ensure that the students are performing well in their curriculums - Has no follow up to ensure that students aren't switching curriculums to something that's easier to perform well in. If you have massive amounts of student loans being forgiven, you no longer have a student loan program. What you have is "free college education" without: - any checks on whether the students have chosen curriculums that allow them to be valuable members of the workforce - subsequent monitoring to ensure that those students are performing up to expectations in those curriculums.
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    04-06-2024, 09:58 AM
    Push for South Lake Tahoe Vacancy Tax Sparks Controversy
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    04-04-2024, 08:40 PM
    The first three minutes at least ... then some talk of AI.
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    04-02-2024, 12:13 PM
    Bunch of buff, sweaty guys taking warm showers together in the club's communal bath house. OK, sure, I can see where people could get that impression. Especially when they're seen slapping each other on the ass so often on the playing field. And what's with those Quarterbacks constantly groping between the Center's legs?
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    03-25-2024, 09:01 PM
    Say PAF, I'm not really an advocate of this "voting" stuff, and I know you aren't either. But I came through the government education machine when I was young, and I recall a lot of lip service being paid to the concept of "no taxation without representation"(the founders where evidently obsessed with that concept). So, following that concept, it strikes me that if you own a residence in Massachusetts and a vacation home in New Hampshire, and you pay property taxes on both properties, then you ought to have a single vote for representation in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire state and local governments. Likewise, if you pay sales taxes (or any of the other taxes levied within a jurisdiction) then you ought to be able to vote for government representation within that jurisdiction; regardless of whether you're a French or Mexican citizen passing through that jurisdiction or a resident of that jurisdiction. What's peculiar about that is that because the US doesn't have direct elections for President and Vice President, then I ought to be able to vote for electors for choosing the Pres and VP in both Massachusetts and New Hampshire. This voting stuff has always seemed a bit confusing to me.
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    03-25-2024, 08:06 PM
    ... something that Nobody isn't interested in. You remember Nobody, right? Nobody will balance the budget. Nobody will end the never-ending wars. Nobody will ...
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    03-25-2024, 07:43 PM
    Until proven otherwise, I'm blaming this on Yoko Swiftie: NFL owners set to vote on wild new kickoff rule
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