Counting in counties

The frequency of both words being used in the same sentence the past couple days has me wondering about the relatedness. So, I looked up the etymology of both. count (verb) late 14c., “to enumerate, assign numerals to successively and in order; repeat the numerals in order,” also “to reckon among, include,” from Old French conter “to… Continue reading Counting in counties

Donation matching

Georgia Public Broadcasting just concluded their October funding drive. Something I noticed and wondered about is all the matching. They would say, “whatever you donate will be matched dollar for dollar to double [or triple] it.” Then sometimes explain the matching funds came from earlier donations. Something about this feels like a Ponzi scheme. I… Continue reading Donation matching

Modern Red Record

I read The Red Record: Tabulated Statistics and Alleged Causes of Lynching in the United States in 2015. It was a couple years after the start of #BlackLivesMatter. I read it after the mayor of Charleston claimed not to know about the treatment of blacks, so people created reading lists, and this was on them.… Continue reading Modern Red Record

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Election season: My re-reading list voting

Anatomy of an election ‘meltdown’ in Georgia (this was June and November will have double the voters) How to hack an election Mandatory Voting vs Quasi-Mandatory Voting

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Election season: TED Talks

We the People, and the Republic we must reclaim (post / video) Trial, error and the God complex (post / video) (post / video) (post / video) (post / video)

Election season: My re-reading list TRUMP v BIDEN

While I may have issues with his abilities to govern, Trump is a a fantastic storyteller. Biden got better at it during the primary, but he has fall off of it since March. Trump’s best shot at reelection is false-consensus effect

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Election season: U.S. leader quotes on my mind

Now more than ever the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. President James-Garfield, 100th anniversary of Declaration of Independence Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give… Continue reading Election season: U.S. leader quotes on my mind

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Election season: My re-reading list mandatory

Illusory Truth Effect : how the frequency of statements influences how accurate we think they are. Puppet Candidates : how candidates claim they create things reserved for Congress. (Bush v Gore) The Enemy’s POV and Ideological Identity : ideology > facts. Even worse, we have arrived where ideology is our identity. Bullshit Curation : “the… Continue reading Election season: My re-reading list mandatory