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originally posted by: spiritualzombie
Country's going full retard for the next 4 years. Fake news is in. Educated journalists are out. Science is also out. As is general decency. Best to not even try to use reason or logic- too much processing will run in circles-- put the brains in cold storage for now... we'll revisit sanity after the next 4 years of monkey's f#cking a football. And then decide if we want to double down on stupid for another 4 years.
originally posted by: TrulyColorBlind
originally posted by: Kali74
For quite some time now, people have been leaving rural areas in droves and going to... densely populated areas.
Why? Because people in smaller areas are sick and tired of having not as much choice as those in big, urban areas. You can't find cocktail bread in the 6 counties around your home in Southern Illinois? Move to St. Louis. They still offer it. There's not much cutltural activity to be found at the bottom of Illinois? Move to Chicago. You can't buy blocks of Swiss cheese because you're told by store management that nobody buys it anymore in your underprivileged area? Move to New York City. You can't get your film developed in one hour anywhere in the neighboring three states and instead have to send it off where the negatives get destroyed and never sent back to you? Why, simply move to a huge city that still does offer these things. It's as if people in the smaller areas are being denied everyday items in an effort to herd them en masse into the sprawling urban areas filled with crime and Lunatic Lefties. That's why people are moving out of the smaller rural areas - they're being treated like third-class citizens. There was a time when I could purchase any of those things right in my little town of 1100 population. Now, I have to drive out of town to practically buy everything I need. There's something wrong with that paradigm.
originally posted by: plaindoughnut
originally posted by: Blue_Jay33
A fresh perspective on the 2016 election
And how that looks
The cold hard facts put this in interesting perspective, I ask all Americans why should only 57 counties control all of America ?
This has made me think that maybe even a newer style election model is needed, each region is represented equally regardless of the population,
each county gets one vote, now the urban centers can't control the rest of the country.
At 1571 county wins; you win the presidency. Think of how that what change the way people ran for office?
No state or area of the country could be ignored anymore.
This is nonsense. One person one vote is how it should be. That's a democracy.
originally posted by: cenpuppie
a reply to: DrStevenBrule
Wow, you just pointed out that you have higher rates of crime where you have more people.
Your sir, win one internet.
originally posted by: butcherguy
My daughter that hasn't spoken to me since the election made sure to let me know that she lives in a 'cultured city' (Philadelphia) and the rest of the country (rural areas) is full of rednecks.
Culture seems to correlate with high crime rates.
Suburban and rural rates are similar, urban rates are higher.
originally posted by: Syphon
originally posted by: rickymouse
Very good research. Small dense population areas cannot be allowed to control the whole country. That is like creating a dictatorship. The people in these highly populated areas do not even produce a fraction of their foods they consume. Our system of the electoral college tries to balance this, and even though it is not perfect, it does keep a few big cities from enslaving the rest of the nation.
And if those big cities started buying their produce exclusively from from Mexico and other foreign nations half of the farms in the United States would go under. So those counties may not produce a fraction of the food they consume (as if that is valid measurement of anything), but they sure as hell financially support a good portion of those of you living in Farmville.
originally posted by: andy06shake
a reply to: TrulyColorBlind
Sounds like what you are saying thought is that population density should effect vote credibility, that's not democracy.
One person, one vote, anything else is a manipulation of the will of the people(Or could be a manipulation).
And its not like i don't agree with a significant proportion of the rest of what you said but end of the day, if indeed the US is one nation, then everyone's vote should be equal no matter whether you live in a city or rural community.