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+JillStein 2016's campaign is gaining momentum. Now raising money at ~50k per day, about 1/20 the peak rate of the Sanders campaign. #jill2016
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The Syriza betrayal was a fast-motion version of the standard electoral maneuver. A new upstart party rises to power on the ruins of the discredited established parties, only to become another established party and pursue the discredited corrupt policies of the establishment.

The same will happen to the Green party in the US if it ever manages to become a major political force. The only question is how fast the corruption spreads.

The only way to break this perpetual cycle of betrayal is to replace the oligarchical mechanism of elections with the democratic mechanism of sortition.
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"Imagine if Nazi Germany had developed the [nuclear] bomb first and used it. The world would look upon the atomic bomb, the nuclear weapons, with the appropriate horror. We would say: 'This is the kind of weapon that a Fascist country would actually use.'"
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Sanders supporter and delegate to the DNC platform committee, Dr. Cornel West, endorses Dr. Jill Stein for president. #jill2016  
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A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford. The Hillary Clintons of the country may feel safe from prosecution, but the system that protects them has entered a deep crisis of legitimacy. U.S. criminal penalties are the harshest in the industrialized world, yet the rich and ...
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+JillStein 2016's campaign is gaining momentum. Now raising money at ~50k per day, about 1/20 the peak rate of the Sanders campaign. #jill2016
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The Syriza betrayal was a fast-motion version of the standard electoral maneuver. A new upstart party rises to power on the ruins of the discredited established parties, only to become another established party and pursue the discredited corrupt policies of the establishment.

The same will happen to the Green party in the US if it ever manages to become a major political force. The only question is how fast the corruption spreads.

The only way to break this perpetual cycle of betrayal is to replace the oligarchical mechanism of elections with the democratic mechanism of sortition.
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"Imagine if Nazi Germany had developed the [nuclear] bomb first and used it. The world would look upon the atomic bomb, the nuclear weapons, with the appropriate horror. We would say: 'This is the kind of weapon that a Fascist country would actually use.'"
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So chemical and biological weapons can be considered immoral because they are ineffective?

I now remember a case in which Russia is accused of radiation poisoning a defector. This is always portrayed as horrific. E.g., http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3409405/Inquiry-says-Litvinenko-killed-Putin-s-spies.html.
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If we can get Stein one tenth of the traction Sanders got, the consequences would be tremendous.
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A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford. The Hillary Clintons of the country may feel safe from prosecution, but the system that protects them has entered a deep crisis of legitimacy. U.S. criminal penalties are the harshest in the industrialized world, yet the rich and ...
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I am a statistician and software engineer, living in Israel.

My interests include politics (theory and practice) and statistics (theory and practice).

Within politics, I am focused on issues revolving around elitism, political equality, and the application of chance in order to achieve political equality. I am an editor and a contributor to a group blog, Equality by Lot, which deals with the use of chance in governance and resource distribution.

If you have a statistical problem associated with a pro bono cause, please contact me.
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