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Here's a fun GCSE maths question for you:

Country B has a population of 64.6 million and an electorate of 46.5 million. During a referendum, 72.2% of the electorate vote on an issue. 37% of the 72.2% who voted vote in favour. Is this a majority or a minority of the electorate?

For an extra two marks, what percentage of the population does this represent and is it a majority or a minority?

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72%? That's admirable. Our last national election, 61% of eligible voters voted, and the minority of that won. Why bother? I wouldn't exactly call that "the will of the people". :laugh2:
 
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Did! And some day, I too will be Minister of Rum :laugh2:
Never showed the 2nd bit efter the adverts. The dancing naked bit & the silly song tune in his head so he disnae gee a fucko. Just very human. I liked that.

Who wants to see ma hairy plumbs jigglin' roun the heather? Full hoose approval! Thought so. Right then...
 

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Right...

Key West, Republic of Chonkadoohaa, or whitever yi call it. Wee last bit of Florida. Succeeded from the States, declared war on the states & surrendered after staffing ... You think I make this shit up?

Watch it ya bastids.


My son lived in Key West working for a diving service for a couple of years. The cost of living was, let's say, prohibitive. Still, he managed to save up about 10,000 by rough camping. Eventually he got a tiny "apartment" (one room) which was basically a small building back on a larger house lot. He got a second job as night security in a gated community. Basically riding around in a golf cart all night.
He said the vibe down there was definitely different. The conch republic is basically a bunch of rich snowflakes. :laugh2:
 

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Thanks guys, and yes Dom that be me. That gun had 230ish miles on it when I became the driver. By the time I had left for OCS I had put almost 2500 miles on it. Would not even hazard a guess how many times I pulled that lanyard.
 

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My son lived in Key West working for a diving service for a couple of years. The cost of living was, let's say, prohibitive. Still, he managed to save up about 10,000 by rough camping. Eventually he got a tiny "apartment" (one room) which was basically a small building back on a larger house lot. He got a second job as night security in a gated community. Basically riding around in a golf cart all night.
He said the vibe down there was definitely different. The conch republic is basically a bunch of rich snowflakes. :laugh2:
He's fuckin' loaded. Has told us all fer many years. Knew you can't be skint & homeless there or the pies will go bananas, like pies do. Pies. :laugh2:

Whit were we talking aboot again, apart from my impending kissage. Piella? :laugh2::laugh2::laugh2:
 
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He's fuckin' loaded. Has told us all fer many years. Knew you can't be skint & homeless there or the pies will go bananas, like pies do. Pies. :laugh2:

Whit were we talking aboot again, apart from my impending kissage. Piella? :laugh2::laugh2::laugh2:
Sure. That's why he literally lived in a tree for 16 months. :laugh2:

Not my idea for him to head down there believe me. But young people, they be impulsive (you may remember). He landed on his feet though...worked his ass off. Good experience. Came home with a tidy nest egg he did.

Can't call him a chip off the old block though because I never could save any money. :naughty:
 

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Got another boomer rolling in. Is really gray out and the lightening is like a major flash. Fuck it is hailing. Just pea-sized and now it is raining hard. Had hoped it would hold off till it was cold enough to be snow.
WFs had predicted a fair icing before it became snow. Had hoped for now ice.
Erika texted that the general had sent them all home 90 minutes back.
 

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Got another boomer rolling in. Is really gray out and the lightening is like a major flash. Fuck it is hailing. Just pea-sized and now it is raining hard. Had hoped it would hold off till it was cold enough to be snow.
WFs had predicted a fair icing before it became snow. Had hoped for now ice.
Erika texted that the general had sent them all home 90 minutes back.

We're supposed to get it tonight.... I've got load in this afternoon for a two nighter... Hope I beat it... If they opened sooner, I'd have already beat feet down there this morning... Not much worse than Mother Nature throwing down on a load in or out...
 

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72%? That's admirable. Our last national election, 61% of eligible voters voted, and the minority of that won. Why bother? I wouldn't exactly call that "the will of the people".
To be clear, the 72.2% was the 2016 Brexit referendum. The 2019 general election turnout was slightly lower at 67.3%.

Straw argument.
Not if the issue was minority voting being misrepresented as the 'will of the people' where that implies majority support within the electorate as a whole. The democratic result stands, of course - it is the post hoc framing that is problematic.
 

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So I guess y'all are okay with the coastals in CA and the bigs in NY calling the shots for the rest of the country....

That's why the Electoral College works... Vast of the country would NEVER have a voice....

Agree, disagree, rat's ass, whatever.... Just is....
 




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