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Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:01 PM

"another group of big winners yesterday- math and people who know things"

Yesterday was a great day for women, a great day for Democrats, and a great day for Obama. But there was another group of big winners yesterday- math and people who know things. Nate Silver was right. Again.

We’ve spent the last month with virtually every know-nothing bigmouth in the country with a microphone or a keyboard crapping all over him. He was basically called a fag by right-wingers, and bullshit artists like Joe Scarborough were wrong. Again:

Nate Silver was right. The Gallup Poll was wrong.

Silver, the computer expert who gave Obama a 90 percent chance of winning re-election, predicted on his blog, FiveThirtyEight (for the number of seats in the Electoral College), that the president would receive 51 percent of the popular vote as he called each of the 50 states, including all nine battlegrounds.

“Nate Silver, right,” said Bill Burton, who moved from the White House to the pro-Obama super-political action committee Priorities USA Action.

Every moron who cited that ignorant hump at Unskewed Polls, or actually listened to foot fetishist Dick Morris, or the increasingly deranged Michael Barone, should just be ignored from here on out. Anyone who, with a straight face, cites Rasmussen polls, should be laughed out of the room.

http://www.balloon-juice.com/2012/11/07/the-other-real-winners-yesterday/

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phantom power Nov 2012 OP
central scrutinizer Nov 2012 #1
bigmonkey Nov 2012 #2
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Response to phantom power (Original post)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 02:38 PM

1. Well, this math teacher is grinning like the Cheshire Cat

I feel like I won the lottery (although as a math person, I know better than to play the lottery, so I will never win)

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #1)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:15 PM

2. For only a dollar, you increase your chances of winning enormously.

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Response to bigmonkey (Reply #2)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 03:24 PM

3. true, from 0 to 0.00000001 but the percentage change is infinite n/t

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Response to central scrutinizer (Reply #3)

Wed Nov 7, 2012, 04:38 PM

4. You're right, it only works the once.

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