Repeating that 1991 strategy as needed in Iraq and Afghanistan would have been far less expensive
Repeating 1991 would've given Saddam an excuse to murder another quarter of a million people as payback (which he did in the mid-90s). And the Arab Spring would never have happened if dictators were free to slaughter people at will.
if they had distributed the electoral votes by district
Which would have given Romney this election. The idea has merit...
But the idea is to get a mix of how candidates are elected - House of Representatives is as local as it can be done, Senate statewide popular vote in different years, President statewide by popular vote. It works for me.
No, that's an example of candidates who know how to campaign concentrating their efforts in swing states.
Gore screwed up by standing in front of cheering crowds in New York and California. But those are a given for the Democrats, he was wasting his time.
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Some of the big issues are:
- The system is very disorganized, there are documents from the late 90’s that aren’t relevant, but have to be sifted through to find more current stuff.
- Often documents are not where they should be and are difficult to find.
- No one except Bob really knows how the system works, and
- No one really wants to use the system because of the monster it’s become.
My concern is if Bob decided to leave the organization no one would be able to maintain the existing system and we would be scrambling to put something new in place. I feel, for what we want to do, Google Docs would be an excellent platform for collaborating and sharing documents. The other board members, except Bob, have agreed with me, but are worried that bringing the issues with the existing system may cause offense and ultimately cause Bob to leave. Other than being overly vested in a system he developed, Bob is an important part of our board and a very valuable member.
We’re already having a difficult time finding members to serve on the board so it’s very important that we don’t lose any existing board members. I’m hoping that I can convince the Bob to start supporting some Google docs objects on the site and try to wean him off his existing system to something a bit more manageable and collaborative that can be passed on to new members and maintained easily.
I don’t want this to turn into old dogs and new tricks. I’m not that far behind Bob in years and can appreciate the difficulty of being told it’s time to give in to something more modern. I’m wondering how the situation could be approached tactfully so maybe Bob will see how much easier a new system could be for everyone, including him."
Here in PA I just walked in, told them my name, and voted. No ID required (Democrats squashed that requirement). I noticed a couple of my relatives who haven't lived around here for years are still registered to vote but didn't try returning later and claiming to be them.
I've seen reports of a video "proving" that the electronic machines are rigged so you can't pick Obama. The video is the only thing fraudulent. It shows the guy's finger touching the screen trying to pick Obama but the selection says on Romney; then he touches Stein and the selection skips across Obama and stops on Stein. What the video doesn't show is the trackball that controls your selection that the guy is obviously moving with his other hand off camera; the machines are NOT touchscreen.
If I was Apple I would have set the price at $250 and lived with little or no profit and counted on iTunes sales.
Why? Apple buyers will buy Apply products, they have no other choice. The higher price makes the product a status symbol. Marketers! Marketers! Marketers!