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I realize it's a desperate time o'er there.

And desperate times demand desperate measures.

Even so, some of these scenarios are getting jump-the-shark silly.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Wed Aug 21st, 2019 at 10:14:19 PM EST
Not in a normal democracy where horse trading between parties to form temporary alliances or longer term coalitions are the norm. However the FPTP system has bred an adversarial political culture where the imagination and skills required for fruitful negotiations are largely absent. Herding cats doesn't begin to cover it...

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by Frank Schnittger (mail Frankschnittger at hot male dotty communists) on Wed Aug 21st, 2019 at 10:23:06 PM EST
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Sure, but even in a FPTP system you can have a specified process for what happens and when. The voting system is orthogonal to there being a set of clear rules. Even the US doesn't have this problem, after a few bobbles along the way, subsequently corrected.
by asdf on Thu Aug 22nd, 2019 at 02:00:00 AM EST
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< wipes tears >

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Aug 22nd, 2019 at 03:56:00 PM EST
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Trump's message to G7 leaders this weekend: Be more like U.S.
"senior administration officials, speaking on condition of anonymity, told reporters on a conference call"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Thu Aug 22nd, 2019 at 11:38:47 PM EST
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