Derpendency Studies

With the market down to our “bounce or kiss” line, some views of how the fall could roll out.  Especially key will be how certain countries (China) are feeling the urgency to push forward with resource acquisitions.

Of course, these also involve acquiring whole countries (*Taiwan with Australia down the road), so it makes sense any futurist worth their salt would be considering the “gearing” of how all this works out.

Then we can toss in corporate-coopted government in the U.S. and begin to wonder if “climate change” isn’t really just an early jingoism to cover-up governmental climate modification as a NextGen war fighting tactic.

OK, not the most comfortable shell to encapsulate the rock, but the data is pointing again in the “heads we lose, tails we lose” direction.

A few warm-up headlines and charts first, however…

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  1. “that will define rich”..presackly Gpops! Talk about a no shit, sherlock statement – damm. what the fish said when he bumped into cement wall.

    Legendary investor and all around swell guy – Jim Rogers been touting getting a Degree in Agriculture versus Finance -in future if want make the big bucks that financial engineers/bankerz make on wall street..genius that old dude.

    Best book on how capitalism – – for mature audiences, like REAL Capitalism, will eat U alive without a heads-up/hand-up start. Once you have read and digested what you have just read – you will have understanding how vicious the system really is.
    All that scheisse above points me to Obongo nationalizing the fed student loan program – 1st Black man in white house – and institutes Endenture into education system! You cant make this scheisse up its so egregious – WT actual F?!

    USAUSA -trillions for killing arts, bubkiss for education/child development ?

    “We” already paid for those Loans under federally owned entities from that vile lil faggot, obummer.

    Color me shocked that the American public didnt like the appearance of ccp joe-xi commie shill – standing inside of the riechstag in philly (sanctuary city) delivering gobs of splittle about evil doers trying to make America great again. He dont look too worried regards Taiwan on the mainland- what with those old chiang ki shek morganthau bonds and associated offshore bond trading shenanigans. That is one rabbit hole this intrepid hunter is steering clear – as I got my own “rabbit hole” to deal with ..
    tightening up and securing.

    * Sandia labs like majority of the fusion labs is rocking some seriously HOT Plasma nrg’s – they got the anode thing working, soon will able to move and turn anode – just as our Sun does reacting to the Pleiades system ?? wait what?

      • I’ve been intrigued by the LENR field ever since first hearing of Pons and Fleishman back in 1989. There’s obviously something there, but it’s elusive and “conventional” science wants to avoid it. I do think many of these researchers are trying to make it big financially and are keeping a lot under wraps. It’s hard to see if it’s truth or bullshit just from their papers and websites. That said, there are many highly credentialed folks nibbling at this relatively unknown science. Here’s more on LENR in general and BLP in particular:

        Personally, I’m ambivalent regarding these highly speculative ventures until I can actually replicate the results or just buy a 100kw unit for $500 or less. Notably, all the writeups seem to include an unnamed catalyst of some sort. I still wish them the best. Choices matter.

  2. Moon cycles:
    Most of the lows in this correction have occurred on Full Moons and/or with the moon in Capricorn. That occurs on Sept 9, however this time may be different. That is also when Mercury goes into Gatorade, which is also when we got the second wave top in January.

    It’s going to be a tricky week. I’m hoping for a massive gap down over the weekend to complete this wave down, then bounce from the Tuesday close to Friday and top in a lower high. Timing in line with what your guy has, just lower first. If not, we are going to end up down all week bottoming on Friday and then a reversal. Mercury retrograde usually reverses whatever trend is occurring (whether it been for days or weeks) but it usually favors reversing an uptrend to the downside.
    I had some leftover shorts from J Pow’s knockdown (and a few from higher up) so riding it out over the weekend on house money.

    • I thought about those angles, but decided the odds of a bear trap were too high. Especially with the differential stoch’s and money flow of Friday.
      But this makes it a horse race – Might join the bulls Tuesday like you, but we’ll see how China b ehaves in here.

      • If SPX goes below 3865, I’m not on the bull train. Will wait it out for the top of the next bounce. If it holds 3890, perhaps. I really want to see what the levels are and trend into Friday before deciding.

    • It’s a Replay of 1351, Black Death, Climate Change:

      China has had too many work stoppages (due to shutting down electricity from depleted rivers/dams) to do a ‘Leaping Tiger’ Taiwan invasion. China needs steady trade income to finance the military, plus river transport issues are everywhere, slowing trade:

      Europe’s worst heat wave in 500 yrs slows shipping:

      China shipping halted:

      Fivethirtyeight website showed AK as 75% Republican candidate win expected, the Republican seat was won by a Democrat! They forgot to calculate Backlash Alley women voters into the picture (Pink Wave)!

      • Not quite @C –
        “In the first round of voting, the results were 40.2 percent for Peltola, 31.3 percent for Palin, and 28.5 percent for Republican Nick Begich. Although 60 percent of Alaska voters cast ballots for GOP candidates as their first choice, under Alaska’s new ranked-choice-voting method, Begich was eliminated after the first round of voting and Begich votes that indicated a preferred second choice were allocated among Peltola and Palin.”

        RINOs and Dims did this to Alaska which the article said will now probably turn into another Oregon or California. Again, you people can’t win any other way other than cheating.

      • For those claiming the Election was ROBBED from Palin please note:

        BOTH houses of the Alaska Legislature were Republican
        The Governor of Alaska is Republican
        The Attorney General of Alaska is Republican

        The REPUBLICANS could have changed the election law BEFORE the election if they didn’t like it.

        The above assumes it was NOT a Constitutional Amendment voted on by the public … if it was since the Republicans, on paper at least, has such a majority THEY could have put forth another Constitutional Amendment CHANGING the election law.

        All this bitching about Palin losing because of a law the Republicans could have changed BEFORE the election strikes me as typical LOSER SOUR GRAPES. You see that all the time, including in Little League games anymore.

        If somebody LOSES they belly ache all the time about it since they claim it was the RULES (or Laws) are what caused them to lose even though they KNEW those RULES (or Laws) before they started playing the game.

        btw … how many times did the Arizona election results get audited over the following 20 months? (and EVERY TIME the results ended up being the same)

        Sheesh, what a bunch of childish whiners.
        Palin LOST. Get over it. (maybe she can run in the next election and WIN)

      • Stevie – the Dim won with 40% of the vote. That’s the problem but there’s a few commentators on that article that exhibited considerable disgust with the RINOs that are in office up there. It seems that they aren’t living up to the Republican conservative ideals.

        As far as AZ is concerned those that are covering up The Steal are the ones throwing a wrench in the audit every chance they get. Get over yourself.

  3. George, You asked yesterday, “Say, what did we get for all that Obama era infrastructure money?”

    I asked the same question in a comment on YouTube and, this is an answer I got in reply …

    “4.4 Billion. As for funds, might want to look at Gov Phil Bryant, Brett Favre and local college for “misappropriated funds”. Horse Farms, athletic centers, million dollar checks … all purchases with money to help the less fortunate.

    Federal dollars are sent to state legislators to properly provide amongst areas in most need of repairs. Kick backs on top of kick backs.

    As for politicians, seems both parties need to clean house.”

    I also hear Flint Michigan was supposed to have all the lead pipes replaced by September 2022. Seems that’s been left as an incomplete, as well.

    Kinda odd, those replies are no longer visible on the thread. Screenshots are sometimes game saving. :)

  4. “the lefty whiners will drive the market hard down if the right picks up control:

    We all watch the same show and perceive it differently. My entire life the Republicans have been whiny. At the local level they are always looking in the rear view mirror. At McConnell’s level, he joined them 40 years ago.

    Some folks think the recent special election in Alaska was rigged because Palin lost. Maybe Palin is just not that special and never was. With a Republican it can’t be that simple.

    And if events happen to closely together, Republicans will blur them.

    Many Republicans think Obama bailed the auto industry.
    Many Republicans think Biden started the recent inflation by sending checks to everyone.

    There’s no reaching those people. You nod in agreement and walk away. McConnell never corrects them.

    Recall Trump convincing everyone Obama was a fake citizen, then saying Obama was a real citizen, before he said he wasn’t a citizen. That’s the leader? Some people think so

    Who doesn’t remember the greats, “Q said Tom Hanks is in jail for pedophiling.” ‘Yea, Q. said.’

    The above is why we embrace the collapse. When everyone is starving there is no argument over who’s name went on a .gov check. We all dig or don’t eat.

    • Out of Work Steve, please help me, I have searched the Q posts using their search engines on 2 different sites that store the Q posts
      have not found any Tom Hanks references. Can you share a link?
      McConnell is a RINO as are most Republicans, they are the uni-party with the dems. Did you know Trump has been a life long democrat, along with the Kennedys. Now when did Trump say obummer is a US citizen?
      The Alaska’s ranked choice system is designed to let the losers become winners. You should read upon how it works before you make un-knowledgeable claims. you vote for all contestants , then if non of the (lets say 4 entries) gets 50% of the votes, they take the lowest loser and take voter’s 1st place off and those that lose the first place choice then move to the 2nd place choice and move them up to 1st place choice,. Those that receive more 2nd place votes gets those moved to first place it really is a FUCKED up way of reassigning people votes! You should never have this forced on anyone, but the demo seem to favor it like all the other ways to cheat.
      Vote in person on paper ballots on election day only, absent ballots are allowed for military and folks who will be gone on election day, no zuckerberg ballot boxes, no mail in and get rid of computer controlled counting machines
      Barry Sorento’ birth and citizen ship is still hotly contested, but it is established fact, ask Joan Rivers, Michelle is Mike, but they still live the lie
      but pretty please show us where Trump said he[Barry] was/is a legal natural born citizen. I am open to learning, thanks for helping a brother out, Darrell.
      those that vote for the loser get a second chance to vote again in rank choice and by using their 2nd choice. The system fails to have an actual run off vote, by simple have the top 2 run against each other, plain and simple, it is a steal

  5. Todays column was great.

    I would like to add a few points:

    1) As Communist economist Kondratiev pointed out capitalism goes through cycles of rise and fall and then rises like a phoenix from the ashes. Kondratiev pointed out that there would be a terrible depression in the 1930’s followed by a revival. Stalin liked the collapse part but disliked the rise again part. Stalin killed him for it.

    2) It is not capitalism that is sanctioning fuel or fertilizer. It is governments. Capitalism is being collapsed by governments. Sadly Nostradamus sets out what path this will take: Famine, and disease brought about by the weakness of peoples immune systems due to malnutrition, and war.

    3) Capitalism developed in Europe with the following pattern: governments develop an industry. Then private business takes over and improves it immensely making it available to the masses. Then governments regulate and tax it. Things go well until governments over tax and over regulate it causing it to collapse. Then governments clean up the mess.

    4) Europe is entering the over regulation collapse phase. Nothing will stop it. The EU is discussing implementing price caps on certain fuels. Price controls always fail because high cost producers can’t sell below the cost of production and low cost producers will simply sell to unregulated markets to get the best prices.

    5) After WW2 Berlin was a ruined mess. The city was divided and there was rationing and food scarcity. A new mayor came to power in West Berlin. He scrapped rationing, and price controls, and deregulated farmer’s markets. Within a week, yes a week, food began to be offered for sale in roadside stalls and in less than a year shelves were full and grocery stores were re opening. He then pursed deregulation of as much as he could. By the 1950’s West Berlin was a “free city”, and Europes nightclub headquarters. The party continued right up until the World Cup football victory in 1991.

    6) From the 1940s governments developed satellites and rockets, with the Apollo program being the peak. Right on time, fifty years after Apollo SpaceX is flying space missions at lower cost than governments could and Starlink is lowering the cost of satellites to peanuts.

  6. “there has been a fair bit of mainstream hyperbole about the Dems keeping both the house and senate. ”

    Hmm.. I was always told..” never underestimate the power of Greed and corruption. Politicians are trained lies. Their sole job is to lie to the general public.”
    As one seasoned congressman once told a fellow candidate when asked what he should talk about.
    His response was…” just give them a 1,2,3 speech they are all dumb as sheep and will believe anything you tell them..”

    Like the we’ll build back better.. give me six years of the national budget.. what did that achieve. Bridges are still failing.. our grid is still vulnerable and water and gasoline antiquated. Nothing has been done at all..except higher cost of living poor job growth..

  7. George the answer to the Energy Crisis is not more electricity and petroleum and it’s staring us in the face, has been since our, however many “greats” you want to precede, grandparents looked up and said “What th’…?”. Now that the Pentagon has admitted that UFOs are real and they (O-fishully) don’t know how they’re powered it’s a no-brainer to say that it’s not by air breathing oil burners. Electricity may play a part in their power source but they have to be producing a lot of energy on board to do what they do and for as long as they do it. Leaving a SR-71 like its sitting still and doing a right-angle turn in the process is the surest indicator that what is going to solve 8 billion hungry mouths’ problems will not come from hydro- and nuke-power, coal, natural gas, so-called “renewables” or anything else we’re familiar with. Not even hydrogen.

    I hesitate to suggest anything that would increase our irresponsibly bloated, ranks beyond what they are already but would rather see a more considered approach to SELF-governed reproduction still free of governmental oversight. That being said much of the politically created crises facing us at this moment will certainly reduce our ranks if allowed to be fully implemented. When the dust settles whoever is in control of this new form of energy will, of course, maintain control over it rather than disseminate it to the great unwashed masses because that’s just how the Monkey Brain operates. If any of us here survives what’s coming we’ll be sure to bear witness to some truly mind-bending technologies that draw their power seemingly out of the Aether.

  8. Major market crashes have a history of happening about 3 days before a New Moon, typically in 8th or 9th lunar month in the Chinese lunar calendar ( = September or October).
    The Full Moon for this month will occur in the second week on Saturday, September 10th. The New Moon will happen later in September on Sunday, September 25th.
    – So.., three [trading?] days before the Sept New Moon is the week of the 19th through the 23rd.

  9. If Earth falls to a subsistence living model, the finer things mus tbe lost due to unavailability of educated workers and some certain expensive raw materials.

    “The Elite” always forge to factor that in. By reducing most of us to impoverished slaves (or dead) there will be noBODY to make the cool stuff like fine-pitch chips. High Tech rests on a deep bed of infrastructure and underpinnings. From asphalt to carrots to ultra-fine gold wire, if the well-fed and educated folks aren’t able to do the work because they’re busy growing corn or being dead, all that Crucial Support Stuff will be unobtanium.

    Lack of capability will kill off The Elites, too. Just a little slower.

    Mankind, and ALL the Krappe we make and sell to each other, is a Joint Venture, and ALL are needed to populate the matrix.

    The Elites, to the degree they think Bad Times will not engulf them too, are doomed if they think they will somehow live a life worth living as all others suffer or become weak or distracted by subsistence labor just to keep themselves alive.

    Sharecroppers don’t explore or develop — they are lucky just to survive.

    Actually, the Elites will probably get killed off very early in the process of the Great Degradation. The roving bands of the hungry will sack the mansions and steal and black market the avionics from all the parked Gulfstreams, rendering all the finer things of High Civilization moot among the collective misery.

    See, the problem is The Elites are a no-skilled parasite class, and don’t know HOW to do anything for themselves — their servants always did the hard or disagreeable jobs.

    The Revolution WILL be televised in the early stages, and will — must — be more French Rev in style than American Rev in style.

    That’s because the French (and other Euros) never had a West to conquer and suffer and work to gain. Their societies have been ossified for centuries They have no Deep Entrepreneurs in their numbers. They will never understand the Resourceful and the Knowledgeable until it’s much too late. Poor ignorant bastards…

    The pursuit of Out There will always elude them, and their kind will die out on this big blue rock: confident in their supremacy.

    Like the dinosaurs they are….

  10. Watching the fallout in the battle for the soul of a nation … seems kinda ugly out there.

    Well, it is September. Nostradamus never fails to amaze.

    Simply observing.

    • Bo Polney is looking at Sept. 24th as a day to watch. Rosh Hashanna begins on the 25th. He’s thinking banking failure weekend or similar.

  11. “Write when you get a harvest, because in coming times that will define rich.”

    Filipino style ‘stew’ yesterday. Local grown beef strips, pumpkin squash, bittermelon from the fence vines, peppers, onions. All local harvest. Parker Ranch beef. I grow what I can on my yard, but the area is full of farmers, and roadside vegetable stands selling their surplus. And roadside fish sellers, too. Saw Ahi tuna going for $3.50/lb. (That’s $100 Sashimi in Waikiki)

    • Nature can outdo anything man-made with ease. When our volcano was flowing in 2018 it was releasing 18 Kilo Tons of sulfur dioxide & hydrogen sulfide… daily

    • the problem with that.. and something we all have known for some time.. is as the stages of climate change happen.. they will increase .. NASA environmental scientists have been studying this for some time.. from the evidence of past climate changes..
      what is looking promising is the use of zeolites to remove and clean up methane emissions from the atmosphere.. ..
      what I like about that.. is it is copper… before that.. the other product to use was gold nano particles.. this would make it way cheaper.. and if the day comes around where the support of greenscaping and co2 filters on every lamp post.. and stand alone air filtration units ever materializes.. we at least have an abundant source to use.. copper pipes will go through the roof but oh well.. that is what it is.. then if they secure out grid with solar towers.. starting at the furthest point from the power plants and support home solar instalations.. I believe we will have a chance.. but right now none of that is in the business model..

      • I have been ranting the same thing for almost fifty years now.. and hey .. it still isn’t a part of the business model LOL LOL

  12. Spoiler Alert –

    The official White House schedule is offering a day ahead sneakpeak of the goings-on this weekend at Camp David: “On Saturday and Sunday, the President has no official events scheduled”. Who knows, perhaps Mr. G. the 3rd, KBE (Knight Commander) will call in some spiffy solutions to the Wordle puzzle of the day from the Gulfstream. Okay, let’s not belabor the point.

    Check back tomorrow for Tool Time as George resolves a few problems around the ranch to help us keep our worlds turning. Do enjoy the ride!

  13. Stuffed Chicken Marsala

    Cheese Stuffing:
    1/2 cup smoked shredded cheese (provolone or Gouda)
    8-oz package mozzarella cheese, shredded
    1/4 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
    1/2 cup breadcrumbs
    1 tsp fresh garlic, minced
    1/4 tsp red pepper flakes, crushed
    2 Tbsp sun-dried tomato, chopped (drain first if in oil)
    1/3 cup green onions, thinly sliced
    3/4 cup sour cream (6 oz)
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/2 tsp black pepper

    1 small onion, cut in half and thinly sliced lengthwise
    24 fl oz Marsala wine
    8 fl oz heavy cream
    2 small containers button mushrooms, thinly sliced (6 cups)
    Salt and pepper to taste

    2 lbs skinless, boneless chicken breasts
    4 fl oz olive oil
    2 cups all-purpose flour

    Pre-heat oven to 350°F.

    Combine all cheese stuffing ingredients in a mixing bowl.

    Butterfly thickest section of chicken breasts to create 2 lobes.
    Pound each breast between 2 sheets of plastic wrap until ¼” – ½”

    Place flattened chicken breasts on a plate and place desired amount
    of stuffing on one lobe of each chicken breast. Gently press
    stuffing down so it resembles a hockey puck.

    Fold over other lobe of chicken breast; does not have to seal.

    Heat large sauté pan over medium heat.

    Add olive oil and heat until shimmering.

    Place flour in a shallow pan and season to taste with salt and

    Dredge stuffed chicken breasts in flour, shaking off excess.

    Saute chicken breasts with preheated oil, cooking until each side
    is golden brown.

    Remove chicken from pan and place in a baking dish.

    Bake for 10-20 minutes, or until juices run clean and center of
    chicken reaches 165°F.

    Add onions to sauté pan, and stir to loosen chicken drippings.
    After 2 minutes, add mushrooms and sauté until onions are

    Deglaze pan with Marsala wine – make sure to incorporate drippings
    from bottom of pan.

    Heat wine to a simmer and add heavy cream. Simmer on low heat until
    reduced by half.

    Place cooked chicken breasts on a plate and top each with onions,
    mushrooms and sauce.

    Serves 4

  14. 1 to 1-1/4 pounds chicken breast
    1 teaspoon onion powder
    1 teaspoon garlic powder
    1 teaspoon black pepper1 teaspoon paprika
    1 teaspoon salt
    1 teaspoon sugar
    1/4 cup cornstarch
    1/4 cup chicken broth
    Place the chicken in the food processor and blend until the chicken is minced. Next, add the spices, cornstarch, and water. Process until combined.Using a 1-1/2 tablespoon measure, shape the chicken mixture into a rectangular shape in your hand and place it on a baking tray with parchment paper and freeze in the freezer for 30 minutes. Heat approximately 3-4 cups of vegetable oil in a frying pan or deep fryer. Dredge each nugget in the flour to cover, then into the egg, and finally, coat it in bread crumbs. Fry the nuggets in batches, if necessary, in oil for about 6-8 minutes, or until golden brown, flipping halfway through the cooking time, if necessary. Remove to a paper towel-lined platter or tray briefly to absorb some of the excess oil before serving.
    You can mix it up by taking a couple slices of bread blend it with the chicken add a half cup of make a dough..
    You can then add more spices etc. To your taste..
    I will take a half inch brownie pan dust it with flour the roll the chicken out take animal shape cookie cutters and cut the chicken out.. then dredge them in egg and crumbs.. ( I get the lakeshore.. you can batter dip these bad boys to ,)
    Then fry them up.. or freeze them to be fried.. ( sometimes I will add a little kicked chicken to the chicken mix when I’m blending it up oh yeah baby spice about a tsp is all you need)

    • Oh..the same process is used to make home made fish sticks..except instead of chicken broth use water..

  15. In the outback of NM, we got a harvest of weeds from the ongoing monsoon. Some are taller than I am! All of this in one month. Unfortunately, I had to cut the “grass” with a hedge trimmer where the bush hog couldn’t reach. Sadly, none are edible for humans as far as I know, but they do shelter bugs and especially those nasty mosquitoes. At least the close in stuff is down to the ground and I can move around here. The best way to grow desirable crops is inside a structure.

    FYI, apparently peppers and other veggies, including tomatoes, can be overwintered and set to regrow earlier than just growing from seeds. There’s lots of info on youtube, yet I’d never known this before.

  16. “we’re in a transition from Capitalism being the solution to capitalism being the problem.”

    Understand, “capitalism” is a term invented by Karl Marx, to define “communism.” Smith was a proponent of laissez faire free market economics. Capitalism is a bastardization of Smith’s concepts. It leads inexorably toward fascism as politicians discover they can retire wealthy, by simply supporting legislation which favors one corporation over others in the same marketspace.

    “Communists” and “fascists” don’t like each other, because they are competing socialist ideologies, however, the modern communist has recognized that once a nation has adopted the central authority of socialism, it is much easier for the communists to simply nationalize the corporations which the fascist government favored. IOW the fascists consolidate business, then the communists need only acquire a few corporations, rather than millions of small businesses.

    “Capitalism” is the problem because it encourages abuse — the purchase of legislators by the high-bidder. However, I have no frickin’ idea how to remove the 150 years of “capitalism-friendly” legislation which makes all this “selling us down the creek” possible…

  17. “Capitalism IS the poster child for growth, but what is its successor – which must be adaptive to non and zero-growth”

    The only socioeconomic, political ideology which can support zero, or even negative growth, is communism. This is the ideology by which Man becomes ant, and civilization becomes ant colony.

    I can not buy into this, which is why I told George, many years ago, that a robust space program and our eventual migration into outer space and to other worlds was the only way to sustain Mankind. If this does not happen before the U.S. becomes a “utopia,” it will never happen, because the ant colony masters will never allow it…

  18. “particularly after societies world wide seemed to stagnate at a certain level of development for thousands of years”

    I suggest, if he has not yet done so, your consigliere should read Cleon Skousen’s book The 5000 Year Leap ( ). For a number of years, this was required reading for all congresscritters. Once you read this, I’ll bet you can tell when the fools became illiterate…

  19. “Of course it was the invention of boilers and their ability to harness HEAT ENERGY for making MECHANICAL ENERGY that was an order of magnitude much larger,”

    Here I would disagree. The boiler didn’t make anywhere near the energy of a water wheel. What it did was make energy portable. One no longer need be tied to the nearest river to power a factory, or eventually a motor vehicle (that’d be steam locomotives and donkey engines, for the kiddies…)

  20. “Something our non-thinking, “everything is a nail” to be hit with a military destructive power hammer, leaders failed to even comprehend in their military power is the ONLY power that exists Siloed Way of Thinking about the world.”

    Virtually every sojer in any military that’s sporting brass on his/her collar or epaulets has read Sun Tzu. The woke idiots in this country write off our Constitution as being hopelessly outdated. What do y’all believe they think of an essay that’s 3x as long, and 2000 years older…?

  21. Alaska voting

    Not quite @C –

    In elections, one side can cross over to determine who can be elected. In this case to defeat the opposition.

    In Alaska they wanted to eliminate Palin.

    They knew ranked voting and that many of the Nick Begich votes would go to the Democrat.

    Palin would be outed. They crossed over and voted for Nick Begich.

    Ergo, Republicans lost an election with 60% of the votes against 40% for Democrats.

    Be careful what you wish for.

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