who are you voting for in november?

jill stein   0 votes - 0 %
donald trump   1 vote - 50 %
gloria lariva   1 vote - 50 %
david french   0 votes - 0 %
gary johnson   0 votes - 0 %
tom hoefling   0 votes - 0 %
 
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The only question is by anonimouse (2.00 / 0) #1 Thu Jun 09, 2016 at 11:35:08 AM EST
Which Lizard will be chosen?

The one with a funny wig or the one who dresses like granny? 

Girls come and go but a mortgage is for 25 years -- JtL
Second time this year. Pasted from lizard bookmark by wumpus (2.00 / 0) #2 Thu Jun 09, 2016 at 05:31:02 PM EST
the only way to avoid that [voting for politicians] is democracy. I think Sid Meir might have been on to something. A real democracy (note civ also had republics) would remove the corruption of politicians (axiom: a citizen voting for his own benefit isn't being corrupt. No idea how to balance that against the "tyranny of the majority").

We (well, those populations with a workable internet system, although I suspect the US one doesn't cover enough people yet) could easily set up a system to divide issues down to subsets of people (similar to congressional committees) to hash out the details and push it up to larger and larger groups for approval. A quick study of US politics as more and more people obtained power does not imply that rookies have a clue when it comes to politics (best examples: alien and sedition acts, Andrew Jackson, prohibition[, reconstruction is controversial]).

Wumpus

I think I write this rant at least every year. Maybe I should give it a title and then just say "lizard principle" every time it comes up.

weird thing is, by the mariner (4.00 / 1) #3 Thu Jun 09, 2016 at 09:01:53 PM EST
in spite of the usual class indicators suggesting that internet users who your system might reach should be smarter than your average joe, they somehow manage to be the dumbest bunch of motherfuckers i could imagine stringing a couple soup cans together. i doubt they could hash out the details of a public high school's prom.

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