Fixing gerrymandering, electoral college, rural vs urban divide

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Re: Fixing gerrymandering, electoral college, rural vs urban divide

Post by Abscate » Wed Dec 26, 2018 12:40 pm

Latest post of the previous page:

More simple, conservative head-exploding points to consider for the new Year

My favourite

No State shall receive more in Federal revenue than it contributes.

The Senate shall confirm all Judicial appointees with a 2/3 supermajority vote.

No Supreme Court Justice shall assume office under the age of ......(65 proposed, negotiable)

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Re: Fixing gerrymandering, electoral college, rural vs urban divide

Post by asiab3 » Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:11 pm

If the anti-science crowd has any more footing in the next decade, we're going to need to lower that 65-year-old minimum a bit……

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Re: Fixing gerrymandering, electoral college, rural vs urban divide

Post by Amskeptic » Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:28 pm

asiab3 wrote:
Wed Dec 26, 2018 4:11 pm
If the anti-science crowd has any more footing in the next decade, we're going to need to lower that 65-year-old minimum a bit……

Robbie

Why? Because our life expectancy is plummeting?
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Re: Fixing gerrymandering, electoral college, rural vs urban divide

Post by asiab3 » Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:13 am

Amskeptic wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:28 pm
Why? Because our life expectancy is plummeting?
If enough people continue to deny medical advice and advancements, life expectancy will be taking a downturn in my lifetime.

I am only a few chapters in, but I so far recommend, "Science Left Behind: Feel-Good Fallacies and the Rise of the Anti-Scientific Left".


I also think people in positions of influence should be role models not roll models. (Are you reading this, 45?)
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Re: Fixing gerrymandering, electoral college, rural vs urban divide

Post by Amskeptic » Tue Jan 22, 2019 8:41 pm

asiab3 wrote:
Sat Dec 29, 2018 3:13 am
Amskeptic wrote:
Fri Dec 28, 2018 1:28 pm
Why? Because our life expectancy is plummeting?
If enough people continue to deny medical advice and advancements, life expectancy will be taking a downturn in my lifetime.

I am only a few chapters in, but I so far recommend, "Science Left Behind: Feel-Good Fallacies and the Rise of the Anti-Scientific Left".

I also think people in positions of influence should be role models not roll models. (Are you reading this, 45?)
Robbie

edit: Zabo et al., thanks for the forum update that shows live Amazon links!
Now that was tricky slippery questionable over there on Amazon.

First of all, it decided that I must want to read Ann Coulter as well. Well, what sort of sleazy book bar did I just walk into? Then I read some reviews to see who was attracted to this book. Boof! Some guy in Pennsylvania claiming that there is no evidence that fracking causes any environmental damage so thank god that was in this book spanking stupid liberals . . . . :scratch:
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Re: Fixing gerrymandering, electoral college, rural vs urban divide

Post by asiab3 » Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:48 pm

The authors are probably working off the the 2016 EPA study, which was a 1,193 page document that took 600+ pages to say that fracking fluid is injected too deep underground for any meaningful contamination. Most of the wells in the U.S. are 2,000 feet or more below any drinking water sources, and the only currently observable environmental effect is spillage of fluid and pipe malfunctions. By "meaningful contamination," I mean the number of spills and accidents far outweigh the issues of polluted groundwater by such a high margin, that the EPA doesn't consider the groundwater issue important.

So yeah, about those district lines…
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Re: Fixing gerrymandering, electoral college, rural vs urban divide

Post by Amskeptic » Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:07 am

asiab3 wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:48 pm
The authors are probably working off the the 2016 EPA study, which was a 1,193 page document that took 600+ pages to say that fracking fluid is injected too deep underground for any meaningful contamination. Most of the wells in the U.S. are 2,000 feet or more below any drinking water sources, and the only currently observable environmental effect is spillage of fluid and pipe malfunctions. By "meaningful contamination," I mean the number of spills and accidents far outweigh the issues of polluted groundwater by such a high margin, that the EPA doesn't consider the groundwater issue important.

So yeah, about those district lines…
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Oh, we'll get to the district lines after this break.
I read of a few taps being lit on fire, you know, like a party trick:

https://www.ecowatch.com/pennsylvania-f ... 66816.html
Buried in Folders: 1,275 Water Complaints

Prior to Public Herald's fracking complaints database (an open source project named #fileroom) which was launched in September 2015, the public had little access to Pennsylvania's fracking water complaints. What was known is that the DEP fracking complaint system was horrendous.
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