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Callie

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  1. Grand Poll 2017: Results Part 2

    I didn't even finish Avadon 2, and I didn't notice at first that the third installment even came out...
  2. The Grand Spiderweb Poll, 2017 Edition: Demographics & Favorites

    http://slatestarcodex.com/2014/02/23/in-favor-of-niceness-community-and-civilization/
  3. Five-Dimensional Political Compass

    You are a: Left-Leaning Anti-Government Multilateralist Bleeding-Heart Libertine Collectivism score: 17% Authoritarianism score: -17% Internationalism score: 50% Tribalism score: -100% Liberalism score: 83% I'd imagine that this score would be a bit different if the statements were worded differently. For example, I responded "no" to "The government always has the right to impose taxes on people" because a government should not have a "right" to impose taxes on people who are not adequately represented, but I would otherwise favor higher taxes in general.
  4. March Madness-y Thing: Election Edition

    I highly, highly doubt a recount in Wisconsin is going to change anything, so here are our scores (with incorrect contests in parentheses): 1. Actaeon: 48 (MI, PA, WI) 2. Sylae: 47.55 (IA, ME2, NE2, PA, WI) 3. Kelandon: 45.75 (FL, ME2, MI, OH, PA, WI) 4. BainIhrno: 45 (FL, MI, NC, OH, PA, WI) 5. Neb: 44.75 (IA, NV, ME2, MI, PA, VA, WI) [only one to predict Trump winning] 5. Tyran: 44.75 (FL, IA, NC, NV, ME2, MI, PA) 6. Callie: 37.55 (AK, AZ, FL, GA, IA, ME2, MI, MO, MT, NC, NE2, OH, PA, SD, WI) 7. Dintiradan: 0 (everything)
  5. U.S. Election Day, 2016

    People have been far too focused on prejudicial comments during Trump's campaign without considering why people actually voted for him. A lot of his voters do think he's unqualified and of poor temperament. The US once had a robust manufacturing economy and has since transitioned to a service economy, but that transition has left millions of people behind. Trump won in Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, and probably Michigan. Trump won the election because people are angry that the decades have gone by without much improvement for a large fraction of the populace. Both Democrats and Republicans have contributed to this. Both (Bill) Clinton and Obama have contributed to this. So-called welfare reform did not alleviate poverty. Trade deals have mostly benefited the corporate world. The Affordable Care Act has raised premiums without providing the public with universal health coverage. If you dismiss people's concerns as nothing more than bigotry, then you are indirectly supporting the likes of Donald Trump. I hope that members of the Democratic party and the left in general will see how neoliberalism, or the Third Way, has failed.
  6. March Madness-y Thing: Election Edition

    Michigan, Arizona, and New Hampshire have yet to be called. I had eight submissions, but Actaeon will win regardless of the results in those states (even though Neb was the only one who predicted Trump winning). Congratulations Actaeon, who have won the meaningless approbation of your peers! I will post the scores and rankings once those three states have been called. Your hypothetical money has been lost.
  7. U.S. Election Day, 2016

    The election is nigh, and as in the past, I have posted a poll of fellow Spiderwebbers. All questions are anonymous.
  8. March Madness-y Thing: Election Edition

    I'll just go with zero, thanks.
  9. March Madness-y Thing: Election Edition

    It is just conjecture because I have no idea with this election. All kinds of things could happen.
  10. March Madness-y Thing: Election Edition

    Correction: the first debate is in fact on the 26th, not the 30th, so the 26th is now the due date.
  11. March Madness-y Thing: Election Edition

    Also, here is my admittedly odd map. This makes a total of five submissions so far. Keep it up!
  12. The US is having an election in less than 50 days. In the past I've just posted a poll of who voted (or would have voted) for whom, but this time I wanted to include an opportunity to win the meaningless approbation of one's peers. The premise is simple: you will submit a map or list of which states will be won by whom, and the person with the submission closest to the actual result wins. I thought of a number of scoring methods, but after discussing it on CalRef, have decided to simply have a tentative scoring system of 1 point/state (and DC) for a total of 51 points*. You may make a submission by either posting in this thread, sending me a private message, or telling me in Ligrev's Lounge (CalRef's chatroom). The winner will be determined once the Associated Press calls the results for all contests**. There could possibly be a recount in one or more states, in which case we'd just have to wait. Hopefully we won't have a repeat of 2000. 270towin is a convenient way to submit a map (if you think a third-party candidate will win a state just leave it blank or say otherwise). You may make submissions, or change your submissions until September 26th (the night of the first debate). Note that the scoring I have chosen is tentative. If you would like a different method, say so in the thread and I will change it accordingly if enough people agree. (For example, one idea I had was to multiply the score by a factor of (ECs correct/538). Good luck. *Maine and Nebraska split their electoral votes: the person who wins a plurality of the votes in the state as a whole wins two electoral votes, then one electoral vote is awarded to the winner of each congressional district (for example, in 2008 McCain won Nebraska statewide in addition to two congressional districts, so he received four electoral votes. Obama won one of the districts and won electoral vote). Those two states will be one point as a whole, but the point is split along with the ECs. Nebraska will be .4 points for statewide and .2 for each congressional district. Maine will be .5 for statewide and .25 for each congressional district. **Electors have voted in the past for a ticket they were not bound to (called faithless electors). For example, one elector in 2004 was bound to vote Kerry for president and Edwards for vice president, but voted Edwards for president and Kerry for vice president instead. Since it would be pretty much impossible to predict this, it will not be included in the score, as it has never decided the outcome of an election. If it does decide the outcome of the election, I uh... that would be interesting.
  13. Triple Slartifer, Part 11

    476. Save to the Rhythm - Grace Jones is compelled to retry until she gets what she wants A play on her song "Slave to the Rhythym"; people will reload a save to get different results. Keep it up, keep it up
  14. What area do you live in? (POLL)

    I live in Nevada, so I'm not sure which one I'm supposed to pick. Other, I guess.
  15. Triple Slartifer, Part 11

    486. Oshioki yo! - Expression of punishment for a small child, from a sailor A play on John Lennon's song "Oh Yoko!"; the name "Yoko" means "ocean child" and IIRC "oshioki" means something along the lines of "punishment". 496. Surfene USA - Negative example of an obscure generational California accent A play on the Beach Boys (who are from California) song "Surfin' U.S.A." to sound like sulfene, a highly reactive and dangerous group of chemicals. There are many dialectal variations in California, so I'm not sure which one it's supposed to refer to, but it is similar to how many Mexican immigrants would pronounce the word "surfin". 500. Changesslarty - So I turned my PDN to face me, but I've never caught a glimpse of how the others must see the faker Lyrics of the David Bowie song "Changes": So I turned myself to face me, but I've never caught a glimpse of how the others must see the faker. Presumably this is a joke about how you change your PDNs often.
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