From United States Pirate Party
Open discussion tonight. Talk about anything no matter who you are.
Record of the meeting
[9:44pm] Bosun: This will be a free for all night. Any lurkers may speak up and say anything they wish. [9:48pm] Joe left the chat room. (Ping timeout: 276 seconds) [9:48pm] Sayyida joined the chat room. [9:48pm] Joe joined the chat room. [9:49pm] Sayyida: whats up? [9:49pm] Sayyida: ahoy [9:50pm] roarde: Several states elect their governments next year. The census will be in, so there's redistricting. Also, people are currently complaining about winner-take-all and first-past-the-post. [9:50pm] roarde: Might consider garnering some of that attention and holding onto it until it can be properly applied. [9:51pm] jokeefe: RCV is on its way to being on the Nov. ballot in Mass. https://twitter.com/VoterChoice2020/status/1273219354570743808 [9:53pm] Sayyida: thats interesting [9:53pm] Joe left the chat room. (Ping timeout: 276 seconds) [9:53pm] Joe joined the chat room. [9:55pm] Bosun: https://ballotpedia.org/Ranked-choice_voting_(RCV)#Ranked_choice_voting_in_the_United_States [9:58pm] Bosun: https://ballotpedia.org/Electoral_systems_in_Maine [9:58pm] papegaai: Title: Electoral systems in Maine - Ballotpedia (at ballotpedia.org) [9:58pm] Bosun: The system resists. [9:58pm] Joe left the chat room. (Ping timeout: 276 seconds) [9:58pm] Joe joined the chat room. [10:00pm] Sayyida: What have you been up to jokeefe? [10:02pm] jokeefe: Work, family mostly. Managed to get to the beach, mask on face and social distancing [10:02pm] jokeefe: you? [10:03pm] Poet: Ahoy! Sorry for being MIA recently [10:03pm] Joe left the chat room. (Ping timeout: 276 seconds) [10:04pm] Sayyida: the norm, but im heading to my mothers tomorrow with baby pirate [10:04pm] Joe joined the chat room. [10:04pm] Sayyida: i have an ipad that im still trying to breathe life into [10:04pm] Bosun: The masks look like the path to controlling the virus. [10:05pm] jokeefe: hope you can resurrect it, Sayyida. [10:05pm] Bosun: @Poet no keelhauling here. [10:05pm] Sayyida: i need a new logic board and speakers and a video cable [10:05pm] Sayyida: ive replaced the screen, and battery [10:05pm] jokeefe: Masks are probably one of the most effective ways to stopping the spread. Awful that some are so resistant to it. [10:06pm] Bosun: Her hobby is tinkering with broken equipment. [10:06pm] Sayyida: this is just a stupid idea and a negative worth project hahaha [10:06pm] Poet: interesting, I didn't even know RCV has been implemented in a state hope mass pulls through [10:06pm] Sayyida: its an ipad gen 1 [10:07pm] Joe: This was brought up in our meeting [10:07pm] Joe: https://www.techdirt.com/articles/20200604/01241444641/major-publishers-sue-internet-archives-digital-library-program-midst-pandemic.shtml [10:07pm] papegaai: Title: Major Publishers Sue The Internet Archive's Digital Library Program In The Midst Of A Pandemic | Techdirt (at www.techdirt.com) [10:07pm] Joe: It really happened..... [10:07pm] Bosun: The Progressives tried to swing it in Wisconsin in 1911 or thereabout. [10:08pm] Sayyida: why did it fail Bosun [10:09pm] jokeefe: Poet, RCV is used in Maine [10:10pm] jokeefe: hoping Mass. is the second state to use it. [10:10pm] Bosun: Not really certain. Maybe fear of the Social-Democrats in Milwaukee? [10:10pm] Bosun: The two party system resists it. [10:11pm] Sayyida: it hates it [10:12pm] Joe left the chat room. (Ping timeout: 276 seconds) [10:12pm] Joe joined the chat room. [10:12pm] Joe left the chat room. (Client Quit) [10:13pm] Joe2go joined the chat room. [10:15pm] Bosun: Apparently a bunch of states had it from 1913 until 1930. [10:15pm] jokeefe: rcv failed in Alaska years ago and fusion voting in mass. in the last decade. [10:17pm] Bosun: Red scare? Great depression? May have contributed to the downfall. [10:18pm] Joe2go left the chat room. (Ping timeout: 276 seconds) [10:18pm] Joe2go joined the chat room. [10:21pm] Bosun: Some good stuff here - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranked-choice_voting_in_the_United_States [10:21pm] papegaai: Title: Ranked-choice voting in the United States - Wikipedia (at en.wikipedia.org) [10:23pm] Joe2go left the chat room. (Ping timeout: 276 seconds) [10:23pm] Joe2go joined the chat room. [10:25pm] Bosun: Money from IP rights does seem to be the root of all copyright evil. [10:25pm] Sayyida: 5 min left [10:26pm] Bosun: Yes, we killed another evening. [10:26pm] Sayyida: im going to bed. I have a very long day tomorrow. [10:26pm] Sayyida: good night everyone [10:26pm] Sayyida left the chat room. (Quit: Leaving) [10:26pm] Bosun: My daughter is on twitch right now. [10:27pm] Bosun: Let's adjourn. [10:27pm] jokeefe: true, Bosun [10:28pm] Bosun: Thank you all. [10:28pm] Poet: Peace [10:28pm] Bosun: Good night.