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  1. SubscriberFMF
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    07 May '16 00:04
    Does the Boaty McBoatface story illustrate the perils of direct democracy?
  2. SubscriberFMF
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    07 May '16 01:44
    Dog elected mayor of small town in Minnesota

    http://tinyurl.com/pyzrhg2
  3. SubscriberKewpie
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    07 May '16 01:56
    12 people isn't a small town, it's a large family. Must have been a really bad news day.
  4. SubscriberFMF
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    07 May '16 01:58
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    12 people isn't a small town, it's a large family. Must have been a [b]really bad news day.[/b]
    Be that as it may, but their canine-ism sounds a warning against those who would give such people the vote. 😛
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    07 May '16 06:30
    Originally posted by FMF
    Does the Boaty McBoatface story illustrate the perils of direct democracy?
    There is nothing wrong with allowing people to vote.

    Providing you keep control of what is on the ballot paper.

    The Labour Party is learning the hard way what happens if you forget this.
  6. SubscriberPonderable
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    07 May '16 08:12
    Originally posted by FMF
    Does the Boaty McBoatface story illustrate the perils of direct democracy?
    For non-Brits (like me): They did an online poll for a research ship and the name in the title won with 125000 votes, while it is now named after David Attenborough (11.000 votes) . A underwater robot gets the winning name.
  7. Unknown Territories
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    07 May '16 16:44
    Originally posted by Kewpie
    12 people isn't a small town, it's a large family. Must have been a [b]really bad news day.[/b]
    If you're the Hemorrhoid-formerly-known-as-Kegge, that's just someone's opportunity to expand their dating pool.
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