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Old 07-03-2018, 07:42 PM
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Findings that Russia meddled to help Trump beat Clinton were 'accurate and on point': Senate intel panel

Even Fox News is reporting this stuff.

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Between the changes to the supreme court and the obvious erasure of history in our classrooms I am terrified of the fate of the mind and soul of our country, I feel powerless, what the hell can be done to stop this insanity?
In no particular order:
1) Vote for the most liberal candidates you can in every election.
2) Volunteer.
3) Bother politicians to implement ranked-choice voting. This should hopefully reduce the influence of right-wing crazies in the future, and perhaps even slightly reduce partisanship as the parties slowly begin to fragment.
4) Learn how to use a gun and prepare for the coming civil war.

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I just want trans people to have their healthcare paid for by taxes so they have more money to pay for unregistered fully automatic weapons which they can use to protect their recreational marijuana plants from corrupt cops so they can sell their crop to afford luxuries that their universal basic income doesn't quite cover.
Is that so much to ask?
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Old 07-04-2018, 02:03 PM
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3) Bother politicians to implement ranked-choice voting. This should hopefully reduce the influence of right-wing crazies in the future, and perhaps even slightly reduce partisanship as the parties slowly begin to fragment.
While I don't know that I can agree with literally anything else you've said, you & I are on the same page with this one. One of our biggest problems today is lack of communication; that problem stems largely from polarization. And polarization is, by definition, due to the boiling down of American politics into two massive polar opposite political factions. There's no nuance, no subtlety, no room for reconciliation when doing so means DEATH, apparently.

Ranked Voting (or Preferential Voting, especially something as simple as Modified Borda Count) is simply superior in nearly every way. Keep FPTP single-vote elections for schoolyard debates or high school prom queens, and let the adults in the room FINALLY start expressing a diversity of opinion! Maybe I don't like everything about Candidate B, but he's a far sight better than Candidate C or D, and if I can only vote for A, well, then, shucky darns. : [

Don't get me started on preferential voting. Suffice it to say, Go Maine!
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Old 07-04-2018, 07:43 PM
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CPG Grey has some good videos on the topic of voting methods, my favorite is STV:


Though Mixed Member Proportional is also good. He also harps on FPTP in a very enjoyable manner, really exposing how crappy the spoiler effect is and how it is vulnerable to gerrymandering.
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Old 07-04-2018, 09:31 PM
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CPG Grey has some good videos on the topic of voting methods, my favorite is STV:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l8XOZJkozfI

Though Mixed Member Proportional is also good. He also harps on FPTP in a very enjoyable manner, really exposing how crappy the spoiler effect is and how it is vulnerable to gerrymandering.
Ironic; he's precisely one of the people I was thinking of (though I discovered & researched different Voting methods before him). Excellent choice.
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