October 16, 1971: Sea vessels both huge and minuscule passed each other in New York harbor in the lead-up to the Mayor’s Cup schooner race. The enormous ship at the left and the tiny one in the middle did not compete (schooners have two or more masts) in the competition, which is held in October for its brisk winds and clear air. “Today did not oblige,” reported The Times. “For those in the spectator fleet, the full length of the starting line was barely visible through the fog.“ Photo: Librado Romero/The New York Times
Women have never been allowed to live full and creative lives. More and more women realize it in our days. But though Hillary Clinton regards herself as a feminist she cannot do anything for women. She is sponsored by Arabic countries where women have been traditionally oppressed. Clinton is interested just in money. She depends on men and men’s riches.
With so much attention focused on Donald Trumpand his domination of the Republican conversation, you may not have heard that the Democrats are also having a presidential primary.
But they are, and a debate is developing over whether the Democratic National Committee is rigging the game for longtime Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton.
More specifically, it’s a debate over debates.
This is the problem with a coronation, it actually takes the power of the people to elect who they please away from them.
Name recognition has a huge impact on elections, for the simple reason that you need to know the name of the person you are going to vote for in order to vote for them.
But even beyond that, people make assumptions about candidates when they have more name recognition than the the candidates. These generally refer to electability, ability to win and the like. A study by two Vanderbilt political scientists concluded, “We find clear evidence of a causal
link, which demonstrates that – in at least some conditions – name recognition can increase
So if you want a specific person to win an election and they have a vast amount name recognition, especially relative to their competitors, you do all that you can to insure that they maintain that advantage.
why people in the united states should care about the upcoming canadian election
america’s election isn’t until november 2016, but tumblr is already blowing up about it. i agree that it’s absolutely important, but no one seems to care that canada’s federal election is this october. tumblr is extremely united states-centric, but canadian politics affect americans too.
issues not directly related to the united states, but still extremely important:
our current prime minister, stephen harper (leader of the conservative party of canada) has been in power for 9 years. while in america, a president is limited to only run for two terms, a prime minister in canada can remain in power for as long as he/she continues to be elected.
To people who support Trump because he's successful
- Trump has filed for bankruptcy four times since 1990. For perspective, 95% of America’s biggest companies have never filed for bankruptcy in the past two decades.
- His millionaire father gave Trump’s company to him.
- Trump was once $900 million in debt.
- He currently owes about $265 million.
- His current wealth is nowhere near $10 billion, and is closer to $1.4-3.2 billion.
- His net worth has only grown about 300% since 1998, compared to Bill Gates’s 7027% increase or Ralph Lauren’s 1300% increase.
He’s wealthy and successful, but not as wealthy and successful as he’s made himself seem. And he nearly ruined himself and his company to get there.