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US voting day! 2018-11-06 13:45 UTC
I was thinking I would post about radiation and chemo therapy, but it's voting day in the US, and that's much more important. I thought about how I could stress the importance of showing up to vote, but there's no way I can say it better than Seth Godin did today on his blog. Here's part of what he said:

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We're being played, manipulated and pushed around. It's important to not fall for it.

Here's the simple math:

If you're tempted to not vote because of the vitriol or the imperfect nature of the choices, then you're supporting a downward cycle, in which the candidate who best suppresses voter turnout of the opponent's backer wins.

On the other hand, if you always vote for the least-bad option, then a forward cycle will kick in, in which candidates (and their consultants and backers, who are also causing this problem) will realize that always being a little less bad than the other guy is a winning strategy. Which leads to a virtuous cycle in the right direction.

Don't get tricked. Show up.

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here's a link to his full post. I'll go back to cancer posts starting tomorrow :)

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... 2016-11-10 13:58 UTC
It was pretty easy to see social media taking on the function of the traditional media. But was it as easy to see the traditional media taking on the function of social media?
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wut 2014-05-15 19:05 UTC

why are these notices so frequently in men's rooms?
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kickstarter lawsuit 2014-05-02 15:05 UTC
maybe the first kickstarter lawsuit. Yikes! Let's not sue John K, OK?
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which celebrity do i look like? 2014-04-30 02:34 UTC
not sure what I was expecting...
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