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Pirates come third in Czech election

Czechia had a general election: Party Votes % +/– Seats +/– ANO 2011 1,500,113 29.64 +10.98 78 +31 Civic Democratic Party 572,962 11.32 +3.59 25 +9 Czech Pirate Party 546,393 10.79 +8.13 22 +22 Freedom and Direct Democracy 538,574 10.64 … Continue reading

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Catalonia will become independent

Spanish police are using violence to prevent people from voting in Catalonia’s independence referendum, which Spain describes as “illegal”. Here’s some Spanish riot police about to fire into protestors: From the Guardian: More video footage of police brutality against voters … Continue reading

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Internet rage caused by inability to understand probability

Some people don’t get probability, and this leads to Internet rage. Here’s Scott Alexander, on IQ: If you really understand the idea of a statistical predictor – if you have that gear in your brain at a fundamental level – … Continue reading

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Can the USA survive tribalism?

Andrew Sullivan wonders whether the USA can survive tribalism: Over the past couple of decades in America, the enduring, complicated divides of ideology, geography, party, class, religion, and race have mutated into something deeper, simpler to map, and therefore much … Continue reading

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How many female MPs and MSPs should there be?

I. A House of Commons committee proposes changes to increase the number of women MPs: The government has rejected all six proposals to give parliament more equal female representation, prepared by the Commons’ women and equalities committee, including fines for … Continue reading

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Explanation of workfare

Here’s a cartoon explaining the government’s policy on workfare (via Reddit):

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6-8 inches of snow?

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