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« Reply #330 on: April 12, 2016, 01:40:31 PM »

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« Reply #331 on: April 17, 2016, 11:06:07 AM »

Thursday's Democrat debate.

The gloves are off now and there are plenty of direct attacks on each other's record, but they are given and responded to in a civilised manner, so different to the childish approach on the other side. What a contrast this is to the embarrassment that the Republican race has been.

Not suggesting that you watch the whole thing unless you're a politics junkie, but if you dip in anywhere through, you will see a grown-up and informed debate between two people who are totally on top of every issue.

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« Reply #332 on: April 17, 2016, 06:53:13 PM »

Been watching some of Bernie's interviews/appearances, and Hilary's, too.

The more I see, the more I want Sanders to win it all.
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« Reply #333 on: April 17, 2016, 07:10:26 PM »

Been watching some of Bernie's interviews/appearances, and Hilary's, too.

The more I see, the more I want Sanders to win it all.

+1. So many reasons to want Bernie over Hilary. Sadly seems pretty unlikely.
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« Reply #334 on: April 17, 2016, 11:12:53 PM »

Sanders has just won the TIME 100 Readers Poll, Time Magazine's annual list of who it considers to be the most influential people in the world. The magazine will announce its official list on 21 April. It's a bit like the Republican primaries - the public is asked to vote and then its opinion is ignored. Sanders also won the public vote in December for Time's 2015 Person of the Year, but they gave that to Merkel.

Notable absentees from the top ten this time included Vladimir Putin, Hillary Clinton, Angela Merkel, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Beyoncé and Serena Williams, though they all made the top thirty. Former high-flyer Madonna doesn't seem to have even made the top 100.

TIME 100 2016 Readers Poll Top Ten:

1   Bernie Sanders
2   Big Bang
3   Aung San Suu Kyi
4   Barack Obama
5   Malala Yousafzai
6   Lady Gaga
7   Taylor Swift
8   Michelle Obama
9   Pope Francis
10 Leonardo DiCaprio

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« Reply #335 on: April 18, 2016, 01:04:38 AM »

Sanders has just won the TIME 100 Readers Poll, Time Magazine's annual list of who it considers to be the most influential people in the world. The magazine will announce its official list on 21 April. It's a bit like the Republican primaries - the public is asked to vote and then its opinion is ignored. Sanders also won the public vote in December for Time's 2015 Person of the Year, but they gave that to Merkel.

Notable absentees from the top ten this time included Vladimir Putin, Hillary Clinton, Angela Merkel, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Beyoncé and Serena Williams, though they all made the top thirty. Former high-flyer Madonna doesn't seem to have even made the top 100.

TIME 100 2016 Readers Poll Top Ten:

1   Bernie Sanders
2   Big Bang
3   Aung San Suu Kyi
4   Barack Obama
5   Malala Yousafzai
6   Lady Gaga
7   Taylor Swift
8   Michelle Obama
9   Pope Francis
10 Leonardo DiCaprio



3% of the vote though.

How do a South Korean boy band qualify as the most influesntial person of the year?  Baffling.  I had to google who Big Bang was.
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« Reply #336 on: April 18, 2016, 01:48:46 AM »

Sanders has just won the TIME 100 Readers Poll, Time Magazine's annual list of who it considers to be the most influential people in the world. The magazine will announce its official list on 21 April. It's a bit like the Republican primaries - the public is asked to vote and then its opinion is ignored. Sanders also won the public vote in December for Time's 2015 Person of the Year, but they gave that to Merkel.

Notable absentees from the top ten this time included Vladimir Putin, Hillary Clinton, Angela Merkel, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Beyoncé and Serena Williams, though they all made the top thirty. Former high-flyer Madonna doesn't seem to have even made the top 100.

TIME 100 2016 Readers Poll Top Ten:

1   Bernie Sanders
2   Big Bang
3   Aung San Suu Kyi
4   Barack Obama
5   Malala Yousafzai
6   Lady Gaga
7   Taylor Swift
8   Michelle Obama
9   Pope Francis
10 Leonardo DiCaprio



3% of the vote though.

How do a South Korean boy band qualify as the most influesntial person of the year?  Baffling.  I had to google who Big Bang was.

Struggling to see how the majority of those are particulary infuential, BS list tbh.....
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« Reply #337 on: April 18, 2016, 07:43:21 AM »

Sanders has just won the TIME 100 Readers Poll, Time Magazine's annual list of who it considers to be the most influential people in the world. The magazine will announce its official list on 21 April. It's a bit like the Republican primaries - the public is asked to vote and then its opinion is ignored. Sanders also won the public vote in December for Time's 2015 Person of the Year, but they gave that to Merkel.

Notable absentees from the top ten this time included Vladimir Putin, Hillary Clinton, Angela Merkel, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Beyoncé and Serena Williams, though they all made the top thirty. Former high-flyer Madonna doesn't seem to have even made the top 100.

TIME 100 2016 Readers Poll Top Ten:

1   Bernie Sanders
2   Big Bang
3   Aung San Suu Kyi
4   Barack Obama
5   Malala Yousafzai
6   Lady Gaga
7   Taylor Swift
8   Michelle Obama
9   Pope Francis
10 Leonardo DiCaprio



3% of the vote though.

How do a South Korean boy band qualify as the most influesntial person of the year?  Baffling.  I had to google who Big Bang was.

Struggling to see how the majority of those are particulary infuential, BS list tbh.....

It's the public, innit, voting for the person they heard something about most recently, while overlooking people with real influence who they are less aware of. There are loads of people who are more influential than Bernie. I guess this is why the official list is the one chosen by Time's editors.
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« Reply #338 on: April 18, 2016, 09:07:01 AM »

New York votes tomorrow in one of the most important dates of this year's Primaries.

Trump and Clinton have big leads, so it should be a question of how big they win, with below-expectation wins likely to be represented as loss of momentum by their opponents.

The main thing to watch out for on the Republican side is whether Trump gets more than 50% of the vote. There are 14 State-wide delegates. If the winner gets more than 50%, they get all the delegates. Otherwise, they are split proportionately between candidates who exceed 20%. Then there are another 81 delegates at District level, 3 in each of 27 Districts. The same rule applies - more than 50% of the vote in a District means you get all three delegates. If no-one exceeds 50%, the winner gets two and the runner-up gets one.

Trump is looking for as close to a clean sweep as he can get, whereas the others are trying to nick as many spare delegates as they can. There are quite a few Democrat-heavy Districts with few Republicans, which are difficult to predict, but they get equal weighting. Unlike some other States, every area of New York matters in the election.

The Democrat delegates are also awarded partly at State level and partly at District level, but are proportional to the vote in both cases, without any minimum requirement.
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« Reply #339 on: April 18, 2016, 10:19:12 PM »

Sarah Palin would like the job of Secretary of Energy in Donald Trump's cabinet. She claims that she thinks a lot about the Dept of Energy and that she is someone who knows energy - "oil and gas and minerals".

Which is great. Except that's not what the Dept of Energy does.

The Dept of Energy oversees nuclear weapons and deals with nuclear energy and energy policy.

The Dept of the Interior is responsible for land and natural resources, including oil, gas, etc.

So someone who is pitching for one of the highest roles in the nation hasn't a clue what it does. If it was anyone else, their credibility would be destroyed by this. She has no credibility left, so this probably has no effect.

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« Reply #340 on: April 19, 2016, 01:38:30 AM »

So you arrive home from your honeymoon. What's the first thing you do? If you're Ted Cruz, it's head out and buy a hundred cans of soup. WTF! 100 cans of soup! Perhaps he is actually mad after all.

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« Reply #341 on: April 19, 2016, 10:48:44 PM »

There is some evidence in polling that Cruz has lost ground in NY, but to Kasich rather than Trump. In the final poll, Cruz is down two points from last week to 28%, Kasich is up three points to 19% and Trump is unchanged on 46%.

Kasich was expected to pick up a few delegates in areas where he has concentrated support. Finishing a close third in a lot of Districts doesn't pay in this game. He might do better now his percentage is up, but if it's spread evenly it won't help much, so some more concentrated support would be welcome. If he can get over 20%, he'll get a few State delegates.

Trump, on the other hand, will be hoping his support is not concentrated. In some Districts, he is certain to exceed 50% and pick up all three delegates, but others are less favourable and there are some he is unlikely to win. The NY rules favour the front-runner and, at higher percentage support, an even spread will maximise the advantage.

Cruz would be very happy to receive a third of the delegates, but will probably have to settle for less.

Having said all that, it is difficult to know how some areas with few Republicans will vote.
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« Reply #342 on: April 19, 2016, 11:05:39 PM »

So you arrive home from your honeymoon. What's the first thing you do? If you're Ted Cruz, it's head out and buy a hundred cans of soup. WTF! 100 cans of soup! Perhaps he is actually mad after all.



Cruz reminds me of Hellmuth.

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« Reply #343 on: April 20, 2016, 12:02:34 AM »

Cruz reminds me of Hellmuth.

He really is like him. Hadn't noticed that before.

The polls and the predictions for NY have been all over the place. More than one poll has Kasich in second place with over 20% and it has even been suggested that Cruz could get no delegates from NY. On the other hand, Redstate.com picks up on Trump polling below 50% Statewide and in many Districts and says "If accurate, this is a disaster for Trump". Forecasters are predicting Trump to end up with anywhere between 65 and 90 of the 95 delegates.

This is one of the most critical results so far, but we are still fairly in the dark until we see some exit polls. Voting ends at 9pm local time and it should become clear within a short time who has done well.
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« Reply #344 on: April 20, 2016, 12:31:33 AM »

Cruz reminds me of Hellmuth.

He really is like him. Hadn't noticed that before.

The polls and the predictions for NY have been all over the place. More than one poll has Kasich in second place with over 20% and it has even been suggested that Cruz could get no delegates from NY. On the other hand, Redstate.com picks up on Trump polling below 50% Statewide and in many Districts and says "If accurate, this is a disaster for Trump". Forecasters are predicting Trump to end up with anywhere between 65 and 90 of the 95 delegates.

This is one of the most critical results so far, but we are still fairly in the dark until we see some exit polls. Voting ends at 9pm local time and it should become clear within a short time who has done well.

I hadn't before this, but his mannerisms and facial expressions made him spring to mind, and he even sounds a little like him, too.

Is it streamed online anywhere, or are you just following via Twitter, etc.?


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