[PLUG-TALK] Citation Needed stickers

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Mon Feb 11 18:08:53 PST 2008

On Mon, 11 Feb 2008, Paul Johnson wrote:

> It would be nice if, as a country, we could recognize that our literacy
> rate is no longer in the single digits, thus the electoral college form of
> voting is long obsolete. The original idea being that literacy was so low
> that by using an electoral college, it increased the odds that the people
> who get to vote for president can read.

   Ah, but the numeracy rate still is in low double digits. The proof is in
the number of casinos and lotteries, and the amount of money thown at them
in futile search of something for nothing.

> Whereas Cascadia, if it were an independent country, would be the 20th
> largest economy in the world.

> Maybe it's better if we team up with Washington and lower BC to secede and
> become Cascadia in the short and long term.

   Fine with me ... as long as you take the northern Idaho panhandle and
north-central Montana with you.


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