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Quebec Election Prediction project
As is Sillytech tradition, it's time to predict the Quebec electoral outcome. Rules are simple, fill out this form:

Party- vote% - seats/125


Winner receives rumcake. Good luck!
Posted by chrisdye on September 3, 2012. Tagged with
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Afghanistan Presidential Election Poll
It's pretty difficult to find a poll by a reliable polling firm on the second round of Afghan elections on November 7, so let's try this unscientific poll:

If an election were held today, who of the following would you choose as President of Afghanistan:

- Abdullah Abdullah
- Hamid Karzai

Post your answer in the comments section, and we'll tabulate the results just before the vote.
Posted by chrisdye on October 21, 2009. Tagged with
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FDP Endorsement
While travelling, I saw this attack ad of the Free Democratic Party (FDP) by the German Socialist Party (SPD) :

The ad suggests that "Financial Sharks" want to vote for the FDP in the upcoming European Parliament elections. The pictured financial shark seems very happy and friendly. I therefore encourage all European citizens registered in Germany to vote for the FDP on June 6.
Posted by YvonTripper on June 3, 2009. Tagged with
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I May Not Know Much About Art, But...
Artist Justine Lai:

"I paint myself having sex with the Presidents of the United States in chronological order."

Posted by goodladd on April 17, 2009. Tagged with
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My Dear American Neighbours,
Neil Macdonald on our current situation

Yeah, that's Norm's brother.
Posted by vinny9 on December 4, 2008. Tagged with


Harper's Accomplishments

VIDEO: The Harper government: here for a good time?
Posted by dustin on October 10, 2008. Tagged with
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Guaranteed Victory
How to work around the Electoral College without a constitutional amendment
Posted by vinny9 on October 8, 2008. Tagged with


You Win Some, You Lose Some and Sometimes You Do Both
Vermont Congressman wins both Democrat and Republican nominations for the same post.
Posted by vinny9 on September 19, 2008. Tagged with


Six degrees of starvin' nations
In 788 words, Paul Krugman sums up the global policy trap surrounding food. It's not funny or youtube, but it is insightful. He goes from the food crisis to emerging economies to oil prices to bad weather to biofuel to political mis-management.

Here's the beginning of Krugman's NY Times Op-ed 7Apr2008, "Grains Gone Wild":
Posted by Mirzipan on April 9, 2008. Tagged with
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Obama on religion and politics
For me at least, this 40 minute video is a pretty remarkable thing. Barack Obama speaking to a church charity about the role of faith in progressive society. He speaks as a Christian, but his words are thoughtful, attentive, tolerant, complicated. Even as an atheist I am persuaded and almost moved.

watch the video here

It's remarkable to me - almost unprecedented - when you contemplate that this guy might actually have a shot at the presidency.
Posted by Sean on February 11, 2008. Tagged with
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Yes We Can

I'm rooting for Obama bigtime. Video comes from Dipdive.com.
Posted by dustin on February 5, 2008. Tagged with
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Politics and Mights
Who do you want to win the primaries, and why?

I would vote for Clinton for the Dems; she strikes me as having less potential for greatness, but more potential for competence.

For the Republicans, i guess i would want McCain as pres because he is the least crazy, but i would want Huckabee as the candidate because he would be easiest for the Dems to beat.
Posted by stretch on January 19, 2008. Tagged with
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Wired.com has an intriguing article LSD: The Geek's Wonder Drug?
Like Herbert, many scientists and engineers also report heightened states of creativity while using LSD.
"We have been deeply touched by our experiences with psychedelics and it is hard that there is not a single legal study with LSD given to humans anywhere in the world," said Doblin. "We need to bring what is underground and illegal back into a legal context."
Posted by dustin on July 18, 2007. Tagged with


What's it like in Nairobi, Kenya?
The online community around Lux is a pretty diverse group. One member has been living in Nairobi, Kenya for the past 2 years. He recently made a detailed post in the forums describing the situation there. It's a fascinating read, here's a snippet:
Just like the world's largest slum (in terms of population per square meter [yes, that is correct. Over one million people in two square kilometers]), Kibari, "doesn't exist" according to the government. It's just a big open air market. Because Kenya doesn't have any slums, you know. Not even Mathare (another "not a slum") where the murder rate per day is comparable to Oakland CA's per /week/...in a space just over a square kilometer.
Posted by dustin on April 22, 2007. Tagged with
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Here are some of the attack ads soon to be airing on TVQ:

Others are available at:


Posted by YvonTripper on April 16, 2007. Tagged with
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