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The Majority That Wasn't: When 50% of the Vote Just Isn't Good Enough

A man won - or so he thought - an election with 52 percent of the vote. But city bureaucrats won't let him take his seat because of the strange way they define a majority.

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Justifying liberty with democracy, here.

Posted March 15th, 2013 by paulie
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I do find it "odd" that here in show prep democracy is used in order to manipulate a liberty program. lol "Voting" up or down stories ends the free speech of the listeners who participate. Just one more popularity contest, i.e democracy at large.
There's that, and only having 3 votes in the "choosing." After that, the selection process doesn't work. ;)

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This Week In The Laboratories Of Democracy

Posted March 2nd, 2013 by porc578
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Has anyone besides me noticed how stupid "Some People" are? I think people should stop listening to "Some People". I think Mark Warden really should stop taking their calls, and that he certainly should stop sharing their "wisdom" with the world.

About the Author: Charlie has been a working journalist since 1976. He is the author of four books, most recently Idiot America. He lives near Boston with his wife but no longer his three children.

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The Real Lesson of Ballot Access Battles

The duopoly-the Republican and Democratic Parties-claim to not agree on much, but they certainly agree on one thing: Only Republicans and Democrats are permissible candidates for election to public office.

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The NSA Has Copies of Most of Your Emails (Parts 1 and 2)

Part 1: National Security Agency whistleblower William Binney reveals he believes domestic surveillance has become more expansive under President Obama than President George W. Bush. He estimates the NSA has assembled 20 trillion "transactions" — phone calls, emails and other forms of data — from Americans. This likely includes copies of almost all of the emails sent and received from most people living in the United States.

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Democracy vs. Republic; A former LEO's point of view

Posted January 22nd, 2012 by Phil Rogers
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If you are a believer in what is called a Democracy, your opinion is about to change. You see it’s quite simple. When it applies to the people in the private sector, no one believes in Democracy, which is defined as majority rule. It will be difficult to find anyone who would consider it to be an appropriate exercise of Democracy for 55% of the people to believe the remaining 45% of the population should be put to death and...

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Democracy needs ignorant people, says science

Posted December 22nd, 2011 by B-Nolfi
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"You might think that democracies work best when people care and know about the key issues. But a new study argues that for a democracy to function at all, you need lots of ignorant people blindly siding with the majority."

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5 Reasons Humanity Is Terrible at Democracy

Posted March 24th, 2011 by Karrde188
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Ask the average person what's wrong with government and you'll hear all about corrupt politicians, corporate lobbyists and shady backroom deals. But, of course, we elected those corrupt politicians, and the more you look at the situation, the more it appears that as people, we are just really bad at democracy. After all, science proves that ...

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"New" Germany seizes, scrubs [private] Stasi museum. Apologetics?

1 in 20 East Germans were informants. "The Lives of Others" is a sad and unsettling movie about what results when Soviet statism is executed with German efficiency: The Stasi. Funny how much of East German communist assets like this museum were homesteaded, and now the "kindler, gentler" western state wants to seize it all over again. Never again!

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Are Americans Too Broken by Corporate Power to Resist?

Posted March 29th, 2010 by THCPower
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We need to take a look at what forces in American society are preventing people from being able to resist tyranny and dehumanization.

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