The Coming Anarchy of the Democratic Party

by twit

In my ongoing efforts to understand superdelegates and how they operate in primaries, I found this:

Rewind to the 1968 Democratic National Convention, which showcased the undue influence of the party’s old guard.

Fortunately, there’s a cartoon-infused historical documentary coming soon, and other reference materials…

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just sayin’

by twit

An agency charged with responsibility for anticipating the behavior of travelers for security purposes, that happens to be subject to voluminous complaints about the ways it implements these responsibilities, failed to anticipate that if people are given a public forum to complain, they most certainly will…

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frog sign language

by twit

From the BBC on February 2, 2008:

The Panamanian golden frog communicates with other frogs by semaphore in the form of gentle hand waves.

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Hilary Jeffkins, senior producer of Life In Cold Blood, said the semaphoring behaviour of the Panamanian golden frog was very unusual.

“Normally, frogs would croak to get their message across but it’s too noisy,” she said. “An extra mechanism they’ve evolved is to wave to each other.”

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