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WE must be a majority

Original post made by Hal Bailey, Alamo, on Feb 22, 2009

Dear Alamo region neighbors,

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Posted by Alamo Ron
a resident of Alamo
on Feb 22, 2009 at 8:04 pm

Dear Hal,

What would a false majority look like?

Just curious...


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Posted by Community courtesy
a resident of Alamo
on Feb 22, 2009 at 9:16 pm

Dictionary: ma·jor·i·ty (mə-jôr'ĭ-tē, -jŏr'-) pronunciation

1. The greater number or part; a number more than half of the total.


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Posted by Community courtesy
a resident of Alamo
on Feb 22, 2009 at 9:22 pm

Cumulative voting as a "false majority"

Definition

A voting system that gives a minority more power, by allowing them to cast all of their votes for a single candidate or measure, as opposed to regular or statutory voting, in which voters must vote, as a majority of voters, for a measure and candidates for available seats.


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Posted by Alamo Ron
a resident of Alamo
on Feb 23, 2009 at 7:59 am


Mr. Bailey's "true majority" is, in reality, a "minority" which will attempt to subvert the will of the real majority through various tactics.

Hal needs to be reminded that we live in a democracy that has majority rule with minority rights.

The term, "True Majority" does not exist in a democracy and is correctly defined as "agitprop."

Respectfully,
Alamo Ron


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Posted by Community courtesy
a resident of Alamo
on Feb 24, 2009 at 7:23 am

Defining our future:

Threadjack

NOUN:

To take over the content of a message thread by changing the subject of discourse to a topic outside the purview of the original subject and/orforum, while maintaining the subject line. A form of amusement for trolls. Threadjacking is distinguished from flaming, as flames are a quasi-personal attack on a poster or on a poster's style of discourse, where threadjacking is deliberatly steering the discussion offtopic.

Alamoron

NOUN

A uniquely Alamo oxymoron, so much more self-cancelling in it phrasology, as if it might quote "The Music Man".

Oxymoron

NOUN:

pl. ox•y•mo•ra

A rhetorical figure in which incongruous or contradictory terms are combined, as in a deafening silence and a mournful optimist.



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Posted by Rob
a resident of Alamo
on Feb 24, 2009 at 8:20 am

Hal,
When you respond to your own threads as a different person, once again in violation of the terms of service you so railed against, you remove any of your remaining shreds of validity or credibility.

Here's the next thing for you to wikipedia...

white noise

For, unfortunately, that is what you have become.


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Posted by Community courtesy
a resident of Alamo
on Feb 24, 2009 at 9:29 am

From on-line dictionary:

val•id

ADJECTIVE:
1. Well grounded; just: a valid objection.
2. Producing the desired results; efficacious: valid methods.
3. Having legal force; effective or binding: a valid title.
4. Logic
a. Containing premises from which the conclusion may logically be derived: a valid argument.
b. Correctly inferred or deduced from a premise: a valid conclusion.

cred•i•bil•i•ty

NOUN:
1. The quality, capability, or power to elicit belief: "America's credibility must not be squandered, especially by its leaders" (Henry A. Kissinger).
2. A capacity for belief: a story that strained our credibility.

ob•jec•tion•a•ble

ADJECTIVE:
Arousing disapproval; offensive: objectionable behavior.

dis•ap•prov•al

NOUN:
The act of disapproving; condemnation or censure.

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Posted by Community courtesy
a resident of Alamo
on Feb 24, 2009 at 5:20 pm

References for public study:

Community courtesy

VERB; also a noun is some cases

An act of civility or respect; an act of kindness or favor performed with politeness to neighbors within a community.

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