"The formula divides the difference between the two parties’ “wasted votes” — votes beyond those needed by a winning side, and votes cast by a losing side — by the total number of votes cast. When both parties waste the same number of votes, the result is zero — an ideal solution."
Jon Stewart asserts, and I agree with this fact if not the
interpretation, that it is wrong to treat all Trump supporters as racists
or as all being the same in any other way. (I disagree in that I think that
they all, by definition, are fine with allowing racists to run roughshod
over the landscape.)
He also reminds us, and here I agree, that we are at yet another battle
on the road to a decent society that embraces diversity and the future.
This situation is like the one faced in the sixties by the Freedom Riders
against the KKK and others. It is not time for the next fight.
I draw from this interview the reminder that this is not a time for
despair. It is a time for resistance. It is a time for all decent people to
marshall their resources. Donate to Planned Parenthood, subscribe to good
newspapers, give Trump supporters no peace. Hit the streets.
I dream of a culture of continuous street protest. Every city in the
country should be spending fortunes dealing with people on the street
saying, "Clean air. Fight corporations. No wall. We love our immigrant
brothers and sisters." Donald Trump should never open his mouth without a
million people shouting back.
On his first day in office, he is going to announce we are going to
continue to not be part of TPP and he's going to gut environmental
regulations, especially promoting coal. That coal is no longer economically
viable and his act means nothing, escapes him.
I watch with his little asides, "so important", and cringe.
"According to a report out of Argentina, when Argentine
President Mauricio Macri called President-Elect Trump to congratulate him
on his election, Trump asked Macri to deal with the permitting issues that
are currently holding up the project."
I am not surprised about Mitt. He's an opportunist like the rest of
them but, I dream of someone, *nyone, refusing to capitulate. I
understand that Obama has a job to do and Hillary, well, Hillary gets all
my love and support for being able to resist putting a bullet in her own
But, is it really possible that everyone figures, "Hey, he's a racist
who has no idea how to do the job but let's all pretend"? I want someone to
say, "No, I'm not meeting with that piece of crap. He may be President but
he's not a good person and I do not have to meet with Hitler's retarded
"Right now, they're all coming to him, all the people who laughed at him
and made fun of his candidacy, and jilted him in Cleveland last summer, and
whispered about how disastrous he would be as a president. They're all
coming to the big tower with his name on it. Winning!"
I will never forgive you assholes who call yourselves 'progressives'. Hillary was a perfect candidate who managed to fight off what amounted to a coup d'etat as 1.5 branches of the government dedicated our national resources to destroying her. She kept her determination and you let her down.
"We beat her up every single time and she fought back till she became an ugly callus that we didn’t like looking at. We poked at every flaw of hers and refused to see any of the good she did over her 30+ years of public service. We wouldn’t let her get away with a single mistake. And yet we chose Trump."
At other times, I thought of nano-technology mostly in terms of
tiny machines that would repair DNA or some other sci-fi stuff. Turns out
that, so far, the main uses have been in manufacturing technology. I read
about a sort of antibiotic that came from nano-assembly of a shaped
chemical that attacked a specific kind of bacterial process. This one
reorganizes a way of extracting energy from sunlight. It could be
"Fujitsu Laboratories has improved on methods for forming thin films
(nanoparticle deposition(2)) of electroceramics on flexible mounting sheets
to create capacitors and other passive elements. It has also developed a
process technology for layering thin films on a substrate using a nozzle to
spray the raw-material photocatalyst-material particle that fragments the
particle on a thin plate."