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in which I post random things that interest me
mapsontheweb:

Map of gerrymandering in the United States
Mainstay17:

Here is an interactive map of this from the Washington Post.


An explanation for non-American redditors: Each Congressional district elects one representative, so that more populated states have more than less populated states. This is intended to counterbalance the equal representation in the Senate. However, on many occasions both major parties wildly - wildly - redraw the borders of the districts to encompass as many voters from their party as possible.


For example, Party A redraws the borders in a state so that the people voting for Party B are clustered in one or two districts, and the people voting for Party A are spread out over all of the other districts.


Explains a lot…

mapsontheweb:

Map of gerrymandering in the United States

Mainstay17:

An explanation for non-American redditors: Each Congressional district elects one representative, so that more populated states have more than less populated states. This is intended to counterbalance the equal representation in the Senate. However, on many occasions both major parties wildly - wildly - redraw the borders of the districts to encompass as many voters from their party as possible.

For example, Party A redraws the borders in a state so that the people voting for Party B are clustered in one or two districts, and the people voting for Party A are spread out over all of the other districts.

Explains a lot…

wellthatsadorable:

silumia:

psyfucks:

comfortspringstation:

Kitten rejected by mother and raised by golden retriever

I’m so happy for this little kitty

im cryin a bit

That golden retriever is no dummy. He knows a cute baby kitten brings joy to your life and passing up that opportunity is seriously stupid. Everyone go out and adopt a mom-less cat today, young or old. More cats in your life = a more awesome life.

Hello fluffy things

I will eat all the pizza from this thing.

Domino Sugar

Domino Sugar

Yum!

Yum!

Yum!

Yum!

colchrishadfield:

A robot drives around Mars looking for signs of ancient life while another goes overhead and photos the tracks. A seemingly impossible achievement, realized.

Well this is awesome

colchrishadfield:

A robot drives around Mars looking for signs of ancient life while another goes overhead and photos the tracks. A seemingly impossible achievement, realized.

Well this is awesome

Thanks Supreme Court!  Further proving that the only way to fix the system is to amend the constitution.

http://www.stampstampede.org  

I’ve been using my two stamps for the last year or so.

Windows in a walled city