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Last sentence of article says, "How many illegal votes are acceptable?" This formula answers the question X times 1.10 = Y Where X is the number of votes my candidate is predicted to lose by; and where Y is the number of illegal votes that are acceptable. The 1.1 factor is in there to overcome imprecise polling.
Election results would be disputed by the Democratic party bosses, with the underlying motivation being that he is not sufficiently liberal and unhinged to represent mainstream party members in DC.
One of the arguments advanced in favor of nationalizing the healthcare insurance system is the reduced "overhead costs" relative to the private sector. I guess this $8 billion (assuming the number is correct), eats into those hypothetical savings just a teeny bit.
Chris: Shut up. Move on. The operative words are: "What difference does it make?" There is nothing more to be learned. After all, we have had an all-consuming, all-out effort to conduct an investigation and pursue/punish those responsible .... and to hold fully accountable any who did not handle this properly. If the powers-that-be are satisfied, then who are We (The People) to be skeptical and persistent to the point of becoming pains in the buttocks? I could go on, but right now it is hard to think straight and take the role of an open minded, unbiased observer on account of that tingling feeling going up my leg.
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Are We Serious About Education?

al lindro Wrote: Aug 13, 2013 10:04 AM
Please, Carlos7, take your strident blather to a religio-centric website that specializes in such tripe. Not knowing about the religious beliefs of those you mentioned, I would think no less highly of them if they really are atheists (like some of our founding fathers, I think). In fact, it would infer they have reasoned through the subject, not being content to accept (much less broadcast) whatever nonsense is told to them by whomever claims authority in such matters.
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The President's Morehouse Address

al lindro Wrote: May 26, 2013 1:19 PM
Edit: "Fortunately, that's NOT very often the case any more." Sorry. Brain spasm, I guess.
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The President's Morehouse Address

al lindro Wrote: May 26, 2013 1:18 PM
Precisely. My experience is the same as yours. If a person works for or with bigots, then no amount of "hard work" will lead to their success. Fortunately, that's very often the case any more. But once in the workforce in a decent, well-managed organization the expectations and demands are the same --- colorblind, that is. One area that still IS problematic: there's a perception it is harder or riskier (discrimination charges, etc) to fire a member of a minority group. That plays out in the selection process in a subtle way. A company's decisions makers (though they would not admit it) may "shy away" from an otherwise qualified minority, and choose a different (also well qualified) candidate that they know they can replace without a big fuss should the performance on the job be substandard.
Indeed. Right on. Along with that, public financing of campaigns and a more "straight up" methodology (computed, with clear decision rules) for determining Congressional district boundaries. Fat chance.
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Ladies Against Senator Sleaze-Bob

al lindro Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 10:39 AM
When there is a pattern of questionable conduct and/or alleged improprieties, AND the individual is a public official much less a Senator of the US who has just been elevated to a new role, we do NOT need indictments, arrests, lawsuits, and the like. What we need instead is a confident and open response in which the individual confronts reporters and answers questions about what actually happened, why, when, how, where, and with whom. We could ask him about the illegal alien registered sex offender working on his staff, too. Instead, the Senator takes a side elevator to an empty hallway to another elevator to slip out of the Capitol building unnoticed. He should just step down if he knows the accusations are even "mostly" true.
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Ladies Against Senator Sleaze-Bob

al lindro Wrote: Feb 02, 2013 10:20 AM
Medicare fraud. Stay tuned; or, maybe not, if Menendez gets the FBI to call off the dogs and mind their own business.
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