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    Glen The Plumber

    My simple solution would be to mandate that electoral maps can only use watershed boundaries. This would impose a neutral delineation criteria, significantly limiting the scope for gerrymandering, while providing a geographically appropriate context for electoral maps. Never going to happen, but it's fun to imagine.

    •  Up with Bioregionalism (0+ / 0-)

      It happened once in California between 1975 and 83 under the first Brown administration, the California Arts Council used divided the state up into Bioregions---plant-animal-climate-culture zones that mimicked Nature's organization, under the reasoning that people in similar bioregions tend to live similarly. For instance, from Santa Cruz north all the way to Canada, California resembles the states of Oregon and Washington. South of the Tehachapi Mts (where LA resides) its high Sonoran desert all the way into Mexico. Of course one refines it more precisely, but I'm with you. :-)

      A clay Buddha can't cross water. An iron Buddha can't go through a Furnace. A wood Buddha can't cross a fire. Nothing works all the time.

      by sfzendog on Tue Sep 24, 2013 at 09:41:10 AM PDT

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