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Old 06-27-2008, 01:11 PM   #826
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Gotta pander to the South or something?
Apparently, but it's very dangerous to play that game.
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Your Supreme Court is that painfully polarised? No matter what the case, it'll rule along those lines? I can't say I follow it unless a big case like this arises. Never really had much interest in the judiciary anywhere.
Yeah, it pretty much ALWAYS ends up like that, just because of damn politics

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I'm a bit disturbed that Obama reversed his position and supported the lifting of the ban, regardless of whether the ruling is correct or not.
There are things I'd like to say regarding this, but I don't want to alienate myself.
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Apparently, but it's very dangerous to play that game.
He's never going to claim the South anyway, so what's the point in even trying? Might as well focus on the swing states and that's it.

Rather infuriating that the "winner-take-all" aspect of the electoral college system means that only a small handful of states effectively matter.
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I'm a bit disturbed that Obama reversed his position and supported the lifting of the ban, regardless of whether the ruling is correct or not.
Switching positions never works.
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He's never going to claim the South anyway, so what's the point in even trying? Might as well focus on the swing states and that's it.

Rather infuriating that the "winner-take-all" aspect of the electoral college system means that only a small handful of states effectively matter.
There are two arguments for it:

1. It's incredibly difficult to campaign the entirety of America. If you know that there are only a select few states that matter, you can focus on them and have a much stronger campaign.

2. "We want power!" - States

Are they correct? No. Is it understandable? Yes.
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One of my friends I graduated high school with is married
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Switching positions never works.
Agreed. I don't want another 2004 on our hands.
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There are two arguments for it:

1. It's incredibly difficult to campaign the entirety of America. If you know that there are only a select few states that matter, you can focus on them and have a much stronger campaign.

2. "We want power!" - States

Are they correct? No. Is it understandable? Yes.
I don't agree with the electoral college system in the first place, but if we have to live with it, I think it's thoroughly ridiculous that it's "winner-take-all". Just about any possible analysis you can do in political theory demonstrates it's the worst system for achieving representation that is actually fairly representative of the constituency. I don't see why it's not proportional, as I observed the Democrat (and some Republican?) primaries are. That would still satisfy your second point, and in all likelihood, you'd still end up with some form of #1. But a more representative form of #1.
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One of my friends I graduated high school with is married
If you meet the right person it isn't uncommon to marry at the end of high school or during college.
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One of my friends I graduated high school with is married
When did you graduate?

I graduated November 2004 and I've been stunned to learn some people I graduated with are already married or engaged. You're fuckin' 20 or 21! I'm glad none of them are close friends of mine (though admittedly one was a girl I seriously liked around grade 9-10; I actually became a debator partly because of her). My friends seem to not have much joy with love interests. Nor do I!
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There are things I'd like to say regarding this, but I don't want to alienate myself.
Yeah, don't pull a Screwtape.
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If you meet the right person it isn't uncommon to marry at the end of high school or during college.
Noticed the divorce rate lately?
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Noticed the divorce rate lately?
Hey I'm not saying it works out but it is fairly common. I can sort of understand being in love in high school and wanting to start a life together by getting married though.
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I graduated in 2006....they've been engaged since that time as well.

The weird thing:

I've never met him. He's from Chicgao.
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Ashley, I know you asked Khan for Retro Island suggestions previously, but if you didn't see this link to allmusic that I posted, you might want to check it out.

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