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The greatest spectator sport

It's now mathematically impossible for Ted Cruz to gather around enough delegates to win the nomination outright. But Ted Cruz really really wants to be the nominee so Ted Cruz will probably do what Ted Cruz does best: fuck shit up.

Although Ted Cruz can't win outright, he can work hard to deny Donald Trump the 1,237 delegates he needs to be the party's nominee. Hell, he could work with Kasich to form the "Grand Alliance to Restore the Constitution" (conservatives aren't known for their aversion to hyperbole) to this effect.

In a contested convention, previously bound delegates become unbound in successive rounds until a definitive nominee is found. At this point, wheeling and dealing becomes the order of the day and candidates compete to make "promises" to delegates to win their support. Trump (and Cruz to some extent) have made their names as "outsiders" and aren't likely to be favoured by delegates.

Of course, if someone other than Trump wins, I could see Trump wailing on about how the nomination was "stolen from him" and run as an independent candidate. If, on the Democrat side, Hillary Clinton takes the nomination, Bernie Sanders could very well see that the right wing vote would be split and decide to run as an independent. Then, we might have progressive independent/Democrat (Sanders) taking on centre right-wing Democrat (Clinton) and two right-wing loons of the fascist (Trump) or Dominionist (Cruz) persuasion.

Now who said politics isn't fun?
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   A 4-ways election would probably be a good thing for the country though. For starters, it would reduce the classic "voting for the lesser evil"  problem… it would force the parties to acknowledge that they need to listen from time to time, and cannot just do whatever they want and shove candidates down the throat of voters… it might even challenge the 2-parties system, and push toward opening up to a form of government focusing on building a majority (because no one has the majority outright) rather than crystallising on disagreements…
   One can always dream!
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Now this is worthy of a reshare. h/t +Richard Durham
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Very clever joke......
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I think it's time to stick a fork in David Cameron. He seems to be just about done already...
PM sold stake in Blairmore investment fund, which featured in Panama Papers, for £31,500 four months before entering No 10
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+U-Ming Lee it was still the lowest turn up for a vote ever .... Why ? The good folks of this country can't be arsed to vote for a system that threw them overboard 50 years ago 
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According to CyberSecurity Malaysia, you want to be very careful about what you post on social media like Facebook lest your images end up being used in black magic rituals...
A communications officer with a government ministry has reportedly warned people against posting pictures of themselves on social media, lest they be used in black magic rituals.
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+U-Ming Lee​ zuckerberg... jewish name. Could that be the reason?
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It all becomes clear now. Donald Trump is re-enacting Game of Thrones for the modern, non-fictional age.
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Short battery life issues notwithstanding, perhaps what people need to be doing is to start exercising some willpower rather than forcing themselves to use a dumbphone.

The e-mail doesn't have to be checked every few minutes. I try not to check my e-mail too often. If it's something really important, I'd probably get a call.

And you don't have to respond to every instant message on Viber / LINE / WhatsApp that comes your way. Take control of your time and attention span and you will probably be able to accommodate a smartphone in your life.
In January, British actor Eddie Redmayne made headlines around the world as he became the latest in a growing band of smartphone refuseniks. “It was a reaction against being glued permanently to my iPhone during waking hours,” he explained, turning
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For many of a lazy exec, email is being replaced by Whatsapp for me. Very frustrating when we get requests through the boss's Whatsapp instead of email since no one else would be able to see. 
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I like Bernie Sanders just as much as about 80% of the people in my stream but, at some point, he is going to have win and win big in the remaining states. Hillary Clinton's win in the New York primary gives her 31 more delegates than Bernie Sanders (so far), which effectively wipes out the gains that Bernie got from Hawaii, Alaska, and Idaho collectively (i.e. 3 of the last 7 states he won).
Democratic frontrunner victorious, as Trump sweeps to victory in Republican race, reviving his hopes of winning nomination outright
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I agree with Robyn.  And knowing that, most of the low information voters aren't even paying attention yet ... 
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The newest "crusade" by the Royal Malaysian Police.... poppy seed cakes. Seriously. Are there no other crimes in Malaysia that deserve more police attention?
KUALA LUMPUR: The public are cautioned against consuming cakes topped with or containing poppy seeds.
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If this is the top of the list, Malaysia must indeed be a utopia!/s
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Must be a nice problem for the arms industry to have..
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Poor David Cameron simply cannot catch a break. Trying to answer questions about the financial benefits he gained from an offshore trust, he released his tax returns. Now fresh questions are being asked about a £200,000 "gift" from his mum.
Unprecedented release of prime minister’s personal tax details reveal 2011 payments to help him avoid inheritance duties
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And all this going on while he was running around saying 'we're all in this together'. Bollocks.
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It seems that the Republican contest to nominate a candidate for the presidential election has taken a turn for the bizarre in what some clever wits are calling "the Cuban mistress crisis."

Personally, I love it! It's good to know that even America, the land of the free, the land that was once great and that Trump claims will "make great again", is not immune to the sort of gutter politics that we are all so accustomed to in the developing world...
Donald Trump says he “had nothing to do with” a story published in the National Enquirer alleging Texas Senator Ted Cruz, his rival to be the Republican party’s 2016 presidential nominee, has had extramarital affairs. Cruz has dismissed the allegations.
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Cuban mistress crisis? I love it!
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I'm not saying what I would do. I'm just saying that at times it might be justified to do something evil to serve the greater good...
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LOL
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I like music of all sorts, but particularly classical music and jazz, and I can be found on the Internet a lot talking about the various things that do interest me - politics (only sometimes!), economics (I'm still learning), science, philosophy - but ultimately enjoying most trading anecdotal stories and "folksy" wisdom just to get a feel of how things are around the world and across the generations. Result of this so far: we are certainly not as different from one another as we think we are!
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