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  •  You forgot the :-).,,,,, (0+ / 0-)

    Now really, just how would they do that?

    CHRISTIAN, n. One who believes that the New Testament is a divinely inspired book admirably suited to the spiritual needs of his neighbor. A. Bierce

    by irate on Wed May 28, 2008 at 02:34:04 PM PDT

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    •  Math and Statistics (0+ / 0-)

      Just thinking off my head:

      1. You'd need to know the ratio of land-line/cell-phone usage in your polling area.  
      1. You'd need to take other statistics like the age/demographic breakdown of cell phone users
      1. You'd need to have a major in statistics
      1. Mystery statistics I'm forgetting

      Combine 1-4 in a large pot and bring to a boil.

      Or something like that.... but it is doable, trust me.

      •  Don't take this personally.,,, (1+ / 0-)
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        I've just heard the phrase "trust me" too many times in my life. I've learned to distrust anyone who utters it.

        CHRISTIAN, n. One who believes that the New Testament is a divinely inspired book admirably suited to the spiritual needs of his neighbor. A. Bierce

        by irate on Wed May 28, 2008 at 03:23:01 PM PDT

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