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Post Post #275  (ISO)  » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:36 pm

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Post Post #276  (ISO)  » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:37 pm

Invisibility and Ankamius just need to figure out when they're hammering skitter as president and then it's a perfect scum win
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Post Post #277  (ISO)  » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:38 pm

Isn't skitter lynching vizzy though?

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Post Post #278  (ISO)  » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:26 am

Fucking hell this was so fun to read.
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Post Post #279  (ISO)  » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:28 am

it was fun to be in

you're still a ducking higher tier player btw not holding this against you for a second :lol: I think it was funnier because of how rarely I expect you to fall for this shit lmao

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Post Post #280  (ISO)  » Wed Aug 22, 2018 5:32 am

I'm just going to try and hide this game from my meta because I don't think it would make a good case for promoting mechanical solving :P
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Post Post #281  (ISO)  » Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:29 am

In post 52, zMuffinMan wrote:i live in a good country so i dont know much about gerrymandering

what are the arguments for it over pure democratic vote?


There aren't arguments for it over a pure democratic vote

Basically states get to determine how the redistricting process works, and some states allow the party in power in that state's legislature to draw the districts. Some state parties are corrupt and have redrawn districts to grant them an unfair advantage in elections - like splitting a democratic city into four parts so that no one district has enough democratic votes to win the election

There are several civil rights groups trying to fight this in the Supreme Court currently

Like this isn't optimal so much as a tactic used by corrupt politicians to gain and obtain power

(And there's another issue that about 100 years ago Congress capped the size of the House of Representatives at 435 I think, which means that more popular states do not have proportional representation in the electoral college - CA has 55 votes for just under 40 million people while Wyoming has 3 for just under 600,000)

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Post Post #282  (ISO)  » Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:47 am

In post 58, jjh927 wrote:You might be thinking "Gee, jjh927 sure is talking out of his ass. Nobody's changing the borders of places" but it's the way these things were originally set up and general political sentiment tied to locations still carries from hundreds of years ago


Districts within states (ie the districts for the House of Representatives) are redrawn every 10 years, and some states' redisteicting appear to explicitly favor one party or the other

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Post Post #283  (ISO)  » Wed Aug 22, 2018 11:51 am

In post 60, jjh927 wrote:There is no argument for it being a good thing and to my knowledge it doesn't happen in America any more. It's just a thing that some people in positions of power do to secure more power


Some states (like North Carolina and possibly Pennsylvania iirc) are actively embroiled in court battles trying to argue that the state districts have been gerrymandered and give an unfair advantage to the Repiblican party

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Post Post #284  (ISO)  » Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:22 pm

In post 280, mutantdevle wrote:I'm just going to try and hide this game from my meta because I don't think it would make a good case for promoting mechanical solving :P


It was so sweet you had Wheme's, Skitter's and my back the whole game though. Brought tears to my eyes. Everyone you trusted outside your mason buddy betrayed you and you stuck through it till the end. Even as you got stabbed.

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Post Post #285  (ISO)  » Wed Aug 22, 2018 2:59 pm

Mutant is literally Julius Caesar
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