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Old 16th November 2016, 07:21 AM   #1
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Not the "Comic Strip..." thread

Does not belong as a derail in the other thread.
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Close?

It depends on how you look at the results.

Looking at the electoral college results for the last five U.S. Presidential Elections, Hillary came in third out of the top five contenders.

She came out ahead of Romney and McCain.

When Obama ran in 2008, he picked up 365 electoral college votes and 332 in 2012.
Hillary received 232 electoral college votes.

So how does Trumpís 290 electoral college votes compare?

Looking at the electoral college results for the last five U.S. Presidential Elections, Trump came in second out of the top five contenders with Obama being the frontrunner.

The U.S. election went to Trump largely because his supporters no longer believe everything they hear from corporate controlled mainstream media and because they are totally fed up with the governmentís dysfunctional behaviour.

It was an anti-ONE PERCENTER vote.
Yes, 290/232 is a lot closer race than Obama saw.

If Trump isn't a member of the 1%, then the 1% are a lot richer than I thought.

I partially agree with you though.
The U.S. election went to Trump largely because his supporters no longer believe everything they hear from corporate controlled mainstream media and because they are totally fed up with the governmentís dysfunctional behaviour.

The shift from established media sources has been fraught with idiocy. Fake news, satire news reposted as real, extreme and radical politically biased opinion put forth as reporting.
In the past few days I have seen at least 5 items on FB that are patently false. Some are satires that people have not realized are fake. Such as a supposed American Governor stating that Canadians should not be allowed to drive in the USA because they are used to dirt roads not multi-lane interstates (satire), a video supposedly of a holographic demonstration of a whale breaching in a school gymnasium (an ad for what a tech company wants to develop but as yet has not - a Google Glass type device), and claims that Trump actually took the popular vote by a landslide (political bias site - requires that one simply discount a percentage of Clinton votes as fraud, no evidence provided)
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Old 16th November 2016, 07:24 AM   #2
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Dang wrong sub-forum - reported - asked for move to "Conspiracies"
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Old 16th November 2016, 09:19 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by jaydeehess View Post
Does not belong as a derail in the other thread.

Yes, 290/232 is a lot closer race than Obama saw.


Yeah, that was what I was wondering. In a response that ostensibly was contesting the description of the election results as being "close", he actually posted evidence that is was a close election. He then segues into an anti-1-percenter rant, which really has no connection to the issue of the election being close or not.

If you want to rail against the 1 percent, and brag about how this election is a repudiation of their running of society, just do that, don't try to score some weird points by arguing against an unrelated issue using arguments that contradict your ostensible premise.
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Old 16th November 2016, 09:34 AM   #4
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It was an anti-ONE PERCENTER vote.
9/11 truth logic?

Voting for the 0.1 percenter candidate is anti-one percenter vote?

Math, a problem with 9/11 truth believers.

The saying, "for the people, by the people", has changed, "For the billionaires, by the billionaires,".

When the person lost the election, but won the popular vote, the election was close. Why does 9/11 truth prohibit math/logic and facts.
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Old 16th November 2016, 12:57 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Horatius View Post
Yeah, that was what I was wondering. In a response that ostensibly was contesting the description of the election results as being "close", he actually posted evidence that is was a close election. He then segues into an anti-1-percenter rant, which really has no connection to the issue of the election being close or not.

If you want to rail against the 1 percent, and brag about how this election is a repudiation of their running of society, just do that, don't try to score some weird points by arguing against an unrelated issue using arguments that contradict your ostensible premise.
I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and blame the discovery of fermentation (or special herbs).
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