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    It's a metasolution. A solution for the problem...

    It's a metasolution. A solution for the problem of finding solutions. It's another tool for the box. Given the regressions we've had this century, it's clear to me that we need to start making...
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    You've been a driving force, so I assumed. ...

    You've been a driving force, so I assumed.

    What did you think was the point of making it easier to elect better politicians? We need to be able to put people in power who will actually fix shit...
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    I'm not married to STV, I'll take a lot of its...

    I'm not married to STV, I'll take a lot of its alternatives too. I'm only hitching my wagons to it because it's been gaining momentum the past few years and right now it looks like the solution in...
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    It doesn't have to be this way. Things could be...

    It doesn't have to be this way. Things could be better.

    I don't actually know much about Israeli politics, so no comment on that.
    Yes, STV is not a panacea. It doesn't need to be one.


    They...
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidential_system#...

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Presidential_system#Differences_from_a_parliamentary_system

    I think the confusion here is my fault, I started talking about proportional representation at one point...
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    The US uses a presidential system. There are...

    The US uses a presidential system. There are stricter boundaries between the people in power. Compared to parliamentary systems they also have a strong enough tendency towards fewer viable parties...
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    9Q1bSo6n3Bc The Democrats have rested their...

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    The Democrats have rested their case. No witnesses. I get the reasons, but I'm still disappointed. I wanted to watch Trump have a publicly televised meltdown under questioning. I...
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    You're really going to challenge me on this? Set...

    You're really going to challenge me on this? Set your goal posts then. What makes a non-transferable system better for a non-parliamentary representative democracy?

    All countries that use STV...
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    Yeah, I actually prefer having our politicians...

    Yeah, I actually prefer having our politicians represent specific areas and groups of people instead of representing specific ideologies so I don't want proportional representation either. I just...
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    I don't want to switch to a parliamentary system,...

    I don't want to switch to a parliamentary system, just a single transferable vote system. So you don't have to vote for the least bad of only two choices. It'd make the politicians less beholden to...
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    I'll dispute this. If we ditched our...

    I'll dispute this. If we ditched our first-past-the-post system for something better, we wouldn't have this many partisan cowards. Of course, the partisan cowards are the ones who get to decide how...
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    I'm just catching up on the impeachment trial...

    I'm just catching up on the impeachment trial today. Is the entire legal defense seriously resting on refusing to read an entire sentence? That's not a period after the first of the two listed...
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    If the Senate makes it an anonymous vote, he'll...

    If the Senate makes it an anonymous vote, he'll be convicted. If they split the issue into two questions ("Can we impeach an ex-president?" and "Is he guilty of sedition?") then there's a reasonable...
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    I killed quite a few hours with Prosperity, which...

    I killed quite a few hours with Prosperity, which I think might be up your alley. Screenshots make it look like an idle game, and it does have some elements, but it's a good bit more involved and...
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    It'll be a travesty if that defense works, but...

    It'll be a travesty if that defense works, but it's really the only one with any chance of working. If it does somehow work, then in any sane world that would imply that presidential immunity reaches...
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    Impeachment 2: Impeach Harder

    Source


    Trial Brief

    Trump's Defense Response

    Notably:
    https://i.imgur.com/qVnKc0j.png...
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    tl;dr: Trump wanted his lawyers to perjure...

    tl;dr: Trump wanted his lawyers to perjure themselves for him, they decided they'd rather go do something else.

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    WandaVision Episode 4 will probably satisfy the...

    WandaVision Episode 4 will probably satisfy the people who didn't appreciate the sitcom style.
  19. Yeah, there's an easy motivation to find without...

    Yeah, there's an easy motivation to find without involving altruism here. RobinHood only gets paid if their users keep trading. You're probably not going to keep trading if you just lost most of your...
  20. Thread: Satisfactory

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    If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing.

    If it's worth doing, it's worth overdoing.
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    I'm here for all three.

    I'm here for all three.
  22. Thread: Satisfactory

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    Your structures are definitely a lot more...

    Your structures are definitely a lot more aesthetically pleasing than mine.
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    Probably higher, but they're scared of his...

    Probably higher, but they're scared of his supporters. They'll start an armed insurrection on his command and he's even willing to send them to hang his own VP if he feels slighted, after all. I'm...
  24. Its not exactly low profile. The FTC probably...

    Its not exactly low profile. The FTC probably already has an open investigation. I don't know if current regulations are equipped to deal with this scenario (they're hilariously bad at keeping up...
  25. Thread: Satisfactory

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    The one in the air? Just chillin. Its scrap from...

    The one in the air? Just chillin. Its scrap from when I was doing a more vertical tower, but I was in the process of refactoring it for a more compact two level build for my refinery complex that I...
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