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Comment: Re:Wait.... what? (Score 1) 240

by K. S. Kyosuke (#47808873) Attached to: Ukraine Asks Zuckerberg to Discipline Kremlin Facebook Bots

The numbers you quote are also not what's written there. He says "In Sevastopol, the vast majority voted for union, with a turnout of 50-80%. In Crimea [i.e. the rest of peninsula - not Sevastopol], according to varying sources, about 50-60% voted for the union, with a turnout of 30-50%".

It's not clear to me whether "Crimea" does or doesn't include Sevastopol in this text, but if at most 60% voted "yes" out of the at most 50% of the population that went to cast their vote, that's at most 30% of eligible voters who voted for the separation in whatever region they're talking about, compared to the 80% of eligible voters from the official numbers. You don't consider this a serious discrepancy?

Comment: When I were a lad (Score 1) 364

by Cederic (#47808453) Attached to: In Maryland, a Soviet-Style Punishment For a Novelist

GCSE English, coursework graded as part of the exam back in '89:
"Imagine a book in which the pupils take over their school in the same way that the animals take over in Animal Farm. Write the first chapter of the book."

I got an A, probably for the scene where the female maths teacher got thrown through a top floor window.

Creative writing is healthy, teachers should be allowed to encourage and practice it.

Whenever a system becomes completely defined, some damn fool discovers something which either abolishes the system or expands it beyond recognition.