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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Duffy View Post
    Actually, Trump was quoted as saying it, so it must be true.
    Ewww...

    As I noted earlier in this thread, I donít remember where I read it. Damned sure wasnít from him, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMF13 View Post
    44% is NOT a majority.

    Greater than half is a majority.
    See definition #3: https://www.dictionary.com/browse/majority
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    Quote Originally Posted by JV_ View Post
    That third definition still means greater than 50%.

    Assuming the numbers you found are correct, the "remainder" is still greater than the number of "Democrats, or "Independents leaning democrat." The "remainder," is 40% "Republican" or " Independents leaning Republican, " plus 16% "Undecided/Decline to State," which is a total of 56%.

    So the "remainder" of people not in their "Democrat" category is greater than those in that category.

    So your data doesn't support the claim, even using the definition you tried to "cherry pick."
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    Quote Originally Posted by DMF13 View Post
    That third definition still means greater than 50%.
    You and I read that differently.

    Quote Originally Posted by DMF13 View Post
    even using the definition you tried to "cherry pick."
    If I was going to cherry pick a definition, I'll go with this one:

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    But I do admit, "plurality" is a better fit, though I think a case can be made either way.
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    JFC, another thread gone.
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    In some countries, in situations like this their legislatures &/or executive branch equivalent immediately cease operations and elections for every seat are convened. Iím beginning to see the wisdom behind this provision.
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    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    https://www.npr.org/2019/01/11/68411...on-food-pantry

    In Boston this week, a pop-up food pantry opened for men and women of the Coast Guard, the only branch of the armed services working without pay.
    Thatís because they are not really military. The military (DoD) is funded right now. Even during previous shut downs only the DoD civilians went on furlough or worked without pay. Uniform members were always paid. The Coasties are a hybrid organization and are para-military. They are more LE than military and part of DHS now (formerly DOT) which is why Posse Comitatus doesnít apply to them. Only when called up by the Navy are they a part of the DoD.
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    Update ( @JDD) :

    Regardless of being funded through February, apparently the most recent paycheck was our last as all of the payroll people have been furloughed, so there's nobody to process paychecks; according to rumor mill, at least....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nephrology View Post
    She hasn't been a relevant celebrity for the majority of my natural life
    You are going to have to help me out with this notion of a Ďrelevant celebrityí.
    Are you now, or have you ever been a member of the Doodie Project?
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Cid View Post
    Thatís because they are not really military. The military (DoD) is funded right now. Even during previous shut downs only the DoD civilians went on furlough or worked without pay. Uniform members were always paid. The Coasties are a hybrid organization and are para-military. They are more LE than military and part of DHS now (formerly DOT) which is why Posse Comitatus doesnít apply to them. Only when called up by the Navy are they a part of the DoD.
    My memory is probably faulty but I was active duty Army during Clintonís presidency and I thought that during one of his shutdowns we either didnít get a paycheck or were told we wouldnít but it was lifted before that happened.
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