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Was once a republican. long long ago, in a far, far away place. I apologize.

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North Carolina reveals results of welfare applicant drug tests

Source: Mashable- on Yahoo

North Carolina revealed early results on Tuesday from a round of drug tests given to those applying for or living with the help of welfare.

From the 7,600 recipients and applicants given an initial screening, social workers referred only 2% for drug testing. That amounted to 89 people.

Of those 89, 21 people tested positive for drugs, representing less than 0.3% of the total number of those screened.

Anyone who has used drugs in the past year or was convicted of a felony drug crime in the past three years gets tested. If adult applicants and recipients miss an appointment or test positive ...




Read more: http://mashable.com/2016/02/10/north-carolina-welfare-drug-test/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Mashable+%28Mashable%29#vc1o2JKglZqq



Another yyuuuge waste of money.

The previous article said it was costing North Carolina almost $100 per test.

To reduce benefits for 12 people.


(sigh)

Hillary Clinton Won 6 Out of 6 Coin Tosses Last Night.

Source: U.S. Uncut

Hillary Clinton Won 6 Out of 6 Coin Tosses Last Night.


Here’s How Statistically Improbable That Is



Amanda Girard | February 2, 2016

The Iowa Democratic caucus vote count was so close last night that at least 6 precincts were decided by flipping a coin — an obscure procedure in the Iowa caucus bylaws. And in all 6 instances, the last remaining county delegate went to Hillary Clinton. Winning 6 coin tosses in a row is extraordinarily rare, and only has a 1.6 percent probability of occurring. As journalist Ben Norton explained, that’s broken down by calculating (1/2)^6, which is 1/64 — or 1.6 percent.

If Bernie Sanders had won half of the coin flips and split the six county delegates three and three with Clinton, he would have finished at 698.49 delegates to Clinton’s 696.57, effectively giving him an Iowa victory. According to a live map of all Iowa precincts, Clinton has a razor-thin 0.3 percent lead over the Vermont U.S. Senator with 99.9 percent of precincts reporting.

In addition to the coin flip tiebreakers, one widely discussed controversy was a missing 60 voters in one Iowa precinct which may have flipped the delegate count in Bernie Sanders’ favor:

David Schweingruber, an associate professor of sociology at Iowa State University, explained to the Des Moines Register how a total of 484 eligible caucus attendees were initially recorded at Ames.
Yet when each candidate’s preference group was counted, Clinton had 240 supporters, Sanders had 179, and Martin O’Malley had five and was declared out.

Those figures added up to just 424 participants, leaving 60 apparently missing. The numbers were plugged into a formula that determines delegate allocations, with Clinton receiving four delegates and Sanders three – leaving one delegate unassigned.

Read more: http://usuncut.com/politics/hillary-clinton-won-6-out-of-6-coin-tosses/




Amazing world we live in.....

Hamburg Iowa Coffee Bean Caucus

Only two weeks to go, and the famous Iowa Hamburg Coffee Bean caucus is underway.

Each patron can cast one bean vote for their candidate.

The results of the Coffee Bean Caucus at Hamburg Inn No. 2 in Iowa City so far?



Feel the Bern.
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