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    Trump winning the Presidency...

    I giggle every time I say it. On the funny scale it's a solid 6.
    From your favorite message board poster (me).

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    Quote Originally Posted by weso1 View Post
    I giggle every time I say it. On the funny scale it's a solid 6.
    Yeah, I know what you mean.

    But on the clearly unfunny scale, it's an 8.5.

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    troll thread is very trolly
    "If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin. It is a very great mistake to imagine that the object of loyalty is the authority and interest of one individual man, however dignified by the applause or enriched by the success of popular actions.” Samuel Adams

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldfly View Post
    troll thread is very trolly
    Then you should enjoy it. ;)

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    By my estimates, of 227 million eligible voters in U.S.:

    40.3% didn't vote
    28.8% voted Clinton
    27.7% voted Trump
    3.2% voted someone else


    4 out of 10 eligible voters stayed home
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    Quote Originally Posted by 57Brave View Post
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    By my estimates, of 227 million eligible voters in U.S.:

    40.3% didn't vote
    28.8% voted Clinton
    27.7% voted Trump
    3.2% voted someone else


    4 out of 10 eligible voters stayed home
    We had 75% eligible voter turnout in Minnesota. We're not that big a state, so it doesn't take a lot of non-participation nationally to bring the number down, but man, it is difficult for me to believe that many people don't give a sh*t.

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    As the analytics of this election trickle out.
    Heard an interesting report on Pew Research numbers yesterday that I'd love to start discussion - stupid job messing with my research time :)

    Funny how the polls nailed it on overall vote.
    One conversation I heard pointed out that grizzled pro's saw HRC was vulnerable in that she never crossed 50%. Don't think it was a 538 led conversation either.
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    There are 3,141 counties in the U.S.; Trump won 3,084 of them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gilesfan View Post
    There are 3,141 counties in the U.S.; Trump won 3,084 of them.

    and somehow still didn't win the popular vote

    crazy

    congrats, a con man duped a lot of empty land
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldfly View Post
    and somehow still didn't win the popular vote

    crazy

    congrats, a con man duped a lot of empty land
    He duped pretty much everyone outside of NYC.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gilesfan View Post
    He duped pretty much everyone outside of NYC.


    i do find it odd the city that deals with him the most voted against him 9 to 1
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    Quote Originally Posted by goldfly View Post
    i do find it odd the city that deals with him the most voted against him 9 to 1
    I dont. NYC votes democrat; as do most big cities.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gilesfan View Post
    I dont. NYC votes democrat; as do most big cities.
    must have missed the obvious sarcasm in that post
    "If ever a time should come, when vain and aspiring men shall possess the highest seats in Government, our country will stand in need of its experienced patriots to prevent its ruin. It is a very great mistake to imagine that the object of loyalty is the authority and interest of one individual man, however dignified by the applause or enriched by the success of popular actions.” Samuel Adams

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    Quote Originally Posted by 57Brave View Post
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    By my estimates, of 227 million eligible voters in U.S.:

    40.3% didn't vote
    28.8% voted Clinton
    27.7% voted Trump
    3.2% voted someone else


    4 out of 10 eligible voters stayed home
    Which makes it all the more ridiculous that people were blaming Johnson/Stein voters for the outcome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by goldfly View Post
    i do find it odd the city that deals with him the most voted against him 9 to 1
    It's new york. You're really surprised they overwhelmingly voted for a Democrat?
    Warm feelings guy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gilesfan View Post
    There are 3,141 counties in the U.S.; Trump won 3,084 of them.
    So places where more people actually live closely amongst and with each other voted against the more demographically-divisive, fear-mongering candidate*. Hmm.

    (*To be clear, as most here know, I was by no means a fan of his opponent, either.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by acesfull86 View Post
    Which makes it all the more ridiculous that people were blaming Johnson/Stein voters for the outcome.
    In a sea of vapid establishment center-liberal post mortes, this has been one of the most vapid.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpx7 View Post
    So places where more people actually live closely amongst and with each other voted against the more demographically-divisive, fear-mongering candidate*. Hmm.

    (To be clear, as most here know, I was by no means a fan of his opponent, either.)
    Yes, good point. I also see the point of the Electoral college and not having 1% of an area of the U.S. being able to vote president.
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    Not only are corporations people but now land votes ?
    I get your point but ...

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    More interesting numbers gleaned from last months election:
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    Our observation: The less-than-500 counties that Hillary Clinton carried nationwide encompassed a massive 64 percent of America’s economic activity as measured by total output in 2015. By contrast, the more-than-2,600 counties that Donald Trump won generated just 36 percent of the country’s output—just a little more than one-third of the nation’s economic activity.

    https://www.brookings.edu/blog/the-a...utput-america/


    ........................

    These numbers and this argument blows out of the water notions of makers and takers
    ??

    And the future of innovation.
    Rural America's unwillingness to invest in metropolitan infrastructure and how it holds us all back.
    I am asking, isn't this exactly how our Rust Belt cities fell to ruin -
    A what me worry lack of investment before the problem ?
    Last edited by 57Brave; 12-02-2016 at 01:13 PM.
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