No one is required to cast a vote for everything on the ballot. Not voting for a certain office/question/proposition/etc is called an "undervote". https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
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> OK, it turns out that it's only some, not most, jurisdictions that restrict write-ins. Here's an informative page:
Scratch that. Looks like most states have restrictions.
OK, it turns out that it's only some, not most, jurisdictions that restrict write-ins. Here's an informative page:
Note that there are seven states which do not allow write-ins for president at all.
> In the US you can always write in a candidate of your choosing. Now, some people like to protest vote for Mickey Mouse, or various other inanimate objects. However if you were to vote for someone who was eligible to run who was not on the ballot, and they pulled in more votes than anyone else, they would be the winner.
YMMV. In many jurisdictions (if not most) there is a list of pre-qualified write in candidates. I shit you not. Google "qualified write-in list" (with the quotes) for a bunch of examples. Sure, you can write in anyone you want, but if they are not on the list, it will not get counted.
Here is one example, from San Francisco: (http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2012/11/05/18725142.php)
For voters who wish to cast their vote for candidates other than the ones printed on the ballot in San Francisco-- they need to know that they are still limited to a few official write-in candidate names if their vote is to be counted.
> you agree to by being born into a society, that by doing so, you agree to abide by that societies rules.
I have no doubt you actually believe that horseshit. That statement makes some of the more hilarious proclaimations Christians are so fond of saying seem rational and reasonable in comparison.
Allow me to translate from this french: "take its responsibility as a shareholder" = shoulder losses.
We here in France have what we call "état-stratège", where the taxpayer is turned into this wunderkind shareholder who holds lots of major stock forever and gets none of the dividends.
I've been living that since the '80s.
How long till the US army runs out of refined oil though ? How long till the tech seeps into the local people and gets turned around guerilla-style ? Logistics are what win or lose an invasion. Interstellar logistics are pretty much impossible barring any sort of "stargate" technology.
(Also, Napoleon era tech already included rifles with near-semiauto fire capability and decent clip size, like the Girandoni Windbüchse used by the Tyrolian elite soldiers of the Austrian army.)
Then I wondered what an alian would look like to me, a human. I decided that an alien would look just like another human. So I began to wonder what advanced characteristics I couild watch out for. Successful businessman, good luck, healthy long life, mysterious origin, that sort of thing.
The best example individual that fits, is Elon Musk. The guy is ridiculously successful, but that is merely a means to his alien ends, which seem to be: to go back to his home planet. He needs processing power, so he funds high tech development, then sells it when it's sufficiently advanced so he can focus on developping the battery tech that he will also need later on, etc. Repeat the cycle until he gets the effective rocket / spaceship / dimensional portal tech required to get back home.
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As for temp:
Helsinki Airport recorded a temperature of 34.0 C (93.2 F) on 29 July 2010 and a low of 35.9 C (33 F) on 9 January 1987. - so maybe I'm thinking with wind chill.
I hear that. I have 1mb/s myself, although it is not shared. If I see one more nimrod here bitching about "ridiclously absurd upload speeds of 25mbs" or some such, I think I'm going to have to shoot somebody.