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NameJarrod
LocationDeFuniak Springs, ,
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BirthdayNovember 29, 1990
AffiliationDemocratic
First LoginSeptember 14, 2011 01:15pm
Last LoginApril 18, 2014 05:48am
Predictions Points: 1778.9810
Predictions: 1822/1926 (94.60%)
Points Per: 1778.9810/1926 (0.92)
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WmP:879Chronicler ( 82.21 points)
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December 31, 2013 02:24pm
As the year 2013 comes to a close, I wanted to let everyone know about something that Karma posted here this year that had a big impact on me.

Some time ago, I spoke with the editor of an academic journal about submitting an article. The editor did not think that he would run it, as the journal only runs articles from "scholars." So many history professors and ABDs are out there that journals apparently have a lot to choose from and don't necessarily want submissions from anyone else.

When Karma recommended that I submit an academic article about the 1920 presidential debates, I didn't think at first that it was worth the time. Upon reflection, however, I decided to take a chance and wrote it.

I also submitted an article on early religious architecture in North America to a journal, and it was published in their fall edition.

I submitted the debate article to South Dakota History. They let me know earlier this month that their peer review is in progress but they are definitely considering the article.

This has been a refreshing time for me, as I have some other research projects in mind. Many thanks to Karma for making the suggestion!
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D:479Brandon ( 1558.38 points)
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October 14, 2013 07:22am
Spare us the fake outrage. Your side knew stuff like this (and a whole lot of other things) was going to happen if the government shut down, but you thought it was worth it anyway. So shut up and own it.
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D:479Brandon ( 1558.38 points)
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September 16, 2013 09:33am
What would be heartening is if the abortion rate declined because more women were adequately educated about sex, contraception, family planning, etc., rather than clinics being shut because state legislatures are enacting compliance "standards" that have nothing whatsoever to do with public safety and health but were contrived solely by pro-life politicians figuring out what would be impossible to achieve for the greatest number of clinics.
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D:478Bob ( 2253.66 points)
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September 09, 2013 08:32am
People from most of the rest of the country are essentially organic extensions of their cars, so I can understand why walking for a distance longer than fifty feet might be a daunting and terrifying experience for all you Westerners and Sun Belt folks. We have old folks, cripples, and general spastics who have trouble putting one foot in front of the other in a brisk fashion here as well. Walking is just like driving - if you're moving slower than the pace of traffic around you, you move to one side. If there are several of you walking at a snail's pace, you move down the street single file. It's not rocket science. When you walk three abreast at 1 mph and take up the entire f*cking sidewalk, New Yorkers are going to brush past you. Sorry.

And if I'm rude because I ruined your Instagram money shot by walking between your goofy smartphone-wielding friend and you posing with a hot dog cart while traveling down a public sidewalk, then I guess I'm guilty as charged. I apologize for not stopping and missing my train to work so that you can capture your Kodak moment. The next time I'm in your hometown of Dirt City, Indiana I'll stand in front of your car at an intersection taking endless photos of your world-famous grain silo, and I won't get out of your way even when the light turns green.

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D:6086Jason ( 7718.44 points)
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July 11, 2013 10:34am
Disapprove, but generally apathetic regarding his second term.
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D:479Brandon ( 1558.38 points)
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June 03, 2013 07:52am
I think those sorts of simplifications and mistakes are inevitable when they spend about 10 minutes discussing each president. It'd be nice to have a more comprehensive series about them, but of course they are too busy putting together shows about how aliens built the Hoover Dam.
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WmP:879Chronicler ( 82.21 points)
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June 03, 2013 07:41am
Has anyone seen the History Channel's series on the presidents? I recently watched episodes covering the years 1820 to 1860. I am shocked by the number of errors and unnecessary oversimplifications. The errors don't even contribute to a more interesting story - it is just sloppiness.

The narrator said that the states decided to start counting the popular vote in 1824 and this was used to show Jackson's popularity even though he didn't win a majority. As everyone here knows, this is totally false information. States where the Presidential Electors were elected by the people counted and reported the popular vote before this. The earlier popular vote numbers have been researched by Dubin and Lampi and others (I happen to have done it for North Carolina). The first time that the popular vote in various states was tallied nationwide was in -1827- (not 1824 as the series reported).

The series said that Van Buren did nothing to remedy the financial crisis - and then assigned Van Buren's solution to Polk later in the series.

Perhaps the most egregious is the critique that Tyler "refused to appoint a new vice president."

One last complaint by me: the narrator said that Pierce was nominated and elected because he was loved by everyone. That is total nonsense. Polk was a "dark horse" in the sense that he was a nationally known politician (former Speaker of the US House and Governor of Tennessee). Pierce was a mostly unknown person who had been out of the US Senate for a decade; although he had served honorably in the Mexican War, he was not anything like Scott, Taylor, or Fremont. In no sense could he be considered to have been loved by everyone. Like Polk, he was a compromise choice when the convention deadlocked. Again, the true story is more interesting than the series' error.
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D:6086Jason ( 7718.44 points)
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March 10, 2013 01:24am
After noticing what's on the international tab... Any reason to be optimistic about the return of territory games?
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D:411Picimpalious ( 1229.68 points)
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February 26, 2013 04:11pm
Stopped watching Family Guy years ago but American Dad is actually one of the best shows on TV.
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D:6086Jason ( 7718.44 points)
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February 21, 2013 05:06pm
Feliz cumpleaƱos
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D:479Brandon ( 1558.38 points)
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February 21, 2013 09:56am
Happy Birthday to our new lord and sovereign!
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D:1989RBH ( 1271.25 points)
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February 16, 2013 06:07pm
guessing there's no way to reproduce the weighted voting method used by my HS debate team.

The thing with sockpuppets is that i'd imagine they'd smoke themselves out rather quickly unless they're going to regularly post from 5-10 accounts for months at a time or something. It could happen, but it'd kind of be hard to pull off.

That, and if people are using multiple accounts in such a way, there'd be people who could figure out if one IP address is connected to lots of accounts, even if they claim it's the Von Trapp family that's all voting for their guy
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Un:352Ralphie ( 12176.88 points)
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February 09, 2013 04:05am
Barack O-blame-a: potentially Howie since I think his number is the lowest of people who participate

There are much better reasons for Howie to be a moderator than that he has the lowest number of active users.

Barack O-blame-a: No to Thomas Walker since the last time we tried him, the biggest exodus in site history happened and the only new members were his family members, plus he is very pro-troll.

Did he do anything to directly cause that? I don't think so, nor do I think he qualifies as "pro-troll."

Barack O-blame-a: No to Ralphie since he basically had us believing he was really Scott Mattson in college going to become a teacher.

Not sure why you're suddenly so concerned about this. I'm hardly the only user to have had a case of privacy paranoia, and, for the record, I was studying to be a teacher at that time.

Barack O-blame-a: No to TXDem since he was Randy's moderator as well as has a history of deleting posts for political purposes.

Tying User#2064 to Randy because he raised his access to moderator level is not remotely fair considering virtually all of us who had access levels above the norm were granted it by Randy. Is Bob unfit to be a moderator because he had full member access from Randy? I don't think so. It's obvious that you're grasping at any straws you can to try and discredit users who are otherwise suited to be moderators simply because you disagree with their selection or are angry that you were not asked yourself. It's just causing division at a time when we do not need it.
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D:6086Jason ( 7718.44 points)
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December 11, 2012 03:15pm
What exactly is "second-tier" about Abramson, Hollenbach et al?
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D:479Brandon ( 1558.38 points)
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December 11, 2012 03:01pm
Because if a credible Democrat runs (i.e. not Judd), he might be in a position to capitalize in the event McConnell stumbles or has a tougher time than expected. I understand the instant appeal of wanting to nominate someone like Judd, but this is Kentucky we're talking about, not New York or California. Being a glitzy celebrity is a liability in a state like this, not an asset, regardless of whether she happens to have been born there. There's no reason to make things easier than they need to be for McConnell by handing him a tried and true line of attack that carries a lot of weight with conservative-leaning voters.
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SAP:262Gaear Grimsrud ( 6920.21 points)
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December 03, 2012 10:40pm
John: Jan Brewer is the worst governor in the country.

Rick. Scott.
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D:1819PA-FL Dem ( 840.55 points)
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December 01, 2012 01:02am
Boooooooooo!
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D:1989RBH ( 1271.25 points)
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November 21, 2012 07:54pm
You suck, Mike Ross
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D:479Brandon ( 1558.38 points)
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November 12, 2012 03:20pm
No. If you cannot handle a relatively minor annoyance like a dog barking, why are you getting a pet in the first place?
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D:1989RBH ( 1271.25 points)
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November 07, 2012 09:09pm
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D:1RP ( 3311.38 points)
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October 23, 2012 01:18pm
As a cartophile, geography blunders like this irritate me.
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D:15COSDem ( 3540.31 points)
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October 22, 2012 10:04pm
I enjoyed when Obama was trying to explain to Romney how they had "ships that planes landed on" and "boats that go underwater are called submarines"
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D:1RP ( 3311.38 points)
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October 22, 2012 04:52pm
Yeah, as much of a political junkie as I am, the last few months of the campaign I just want it to be over.
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D:479Brandon ( 1558.38 points)
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October 17, 2012 10:35am
"When you have two candidates disagreeing, it's not the role of the moderator to say, 'Mr. President, you're right' or 'Gov. Romney, you're right,' "

The candidates weren't "disagreeing." you can't disagree with a fact. One candidate (Romney) asserted something that was objectively, verifiably false. It would be as if Obama had said "today is Friday," when in fact it was Tuesday. There isn't a legitimate "disagreement" there about what day it is; one of them would just be ****ing lying. Don't get mad at Crowley because he got called out on it, get mad at him for doing it.
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D:6086Jason ( 7718.44 points)
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October 16, 2012 03:21pm
They vote for whomever their parents praise more.
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