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An MIT linguistics professor was lecturing his class the other day. “In English,” he said, “a double negative forms a positive. However, in some languages, such as Russian, a double negative remains a negative. But there isn't a single language, not one, in which a double positive can express a negative.”

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Welcome to gerhardrao37 (user_id 642483) who registered at 2012-12-08 04:37:53 EST, the most recent of 178 in the preceding 24 hours.

Yesterday 173 Kogs published 204 posts of which 197 were recommended at least once by a cadre of 2408 recommending readers and viewed by 0; 129 posts were recommended by 10 or more readers, 54 by 30 or more, and 15 by 100 or more. Commenters (2089) visited 204 posts; 112 had 10 or more commenters, 46 had 30 or more, and 5 had 100 or more.


Impact statistics from all 204 posts.
min = 0.01, median = 0.168, average = 0.41, max = 6.06, total =   83.7 bharns
r50 = 16 (at 0.91 bharns)

Recommendations and comments were collected Sat Dec  8 05:00:13 2012 EST


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2012-12-07 00:00:07 - 2012-12-07 23:58:08
DailyKos posts = 204;  204 per day;  8.5 per hour
Active Kogs: 3365 (writes a post, recommends a post, or comments on a post)
Lurkers: 0 (only view posts)

Kogs who comment recommend write a post view a post CRW only CRWV only all
comment 2089 1135 169   865 865 80
recommend 1135 2408 81   1272 1272 80
write 169 81 173   3 3 80
view             80
posts with >= 0 1 10 30 100
recommendations 204 197 129 54 15
commentators 204 204 112 46 5
connections 204 197 163 80 20
views 204        
Impact statistics from all 204 posts.
min = 0.01, median = 0.168, average = 0.41, max = 6.06, total =   83.7 bharns
r50 = 16 (at 0.91 bharns)

Graph statistics
Observed writer-(reader  or writer) pairs: 9487
Maximum possible such pairs: 3365 x 173 = 582145
Network Density (observed/possible):  1.630%
Average degree (links/user) = 9487/3365 = 2.819

tags: approved|workspace|cleanup|quickjobs|search|tag user_guidelines
Number of distinct tags: 306759
Number of tag size classes: 1238
Most often used tag: ('Barack Obama',) (79083 posts)
Singleton tags: 205515 (attached to only one post)
n50: 598 (number of tags accounting for 50% of tagged posts)
r50: 798 (number of posts tagged by the tag just exceeding the n50 level)

  • Up to 150 posts, those with impact > 0.15, are shown below.
  • The posts are sorted by number of recommendations (nrec); those in bold were on the front page recommended list.
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  • For a more complete description of the lists and statistics see this post.
rank nrec ncom viewers impact post Author time
1 560 228   6.06 My family photo shoot kos 13:00
2 528 245   5.61 Nearly triple efficiency and lower cost: thin-film solar cell breakthrough Keith Pickering 06:08
3 479 154   5.08 Mr. Huckabee, a word? w e a t h e r d u d e 13:51
4 284 361   3.22 Administration treading on dangerous political ground jhawklefty 00:59
5 276 229   3.01 Six Reasons "Up" With Chris Hayes Is A Must-Watch for Progressives and All Wonks. Upper West 10:08
6 275 164   2.96 Dear Progressive Bay Area, Please STFU about Drakes Bay Oyster Farm. RLMiller 15:06
7 185 99   1.99 Michigan, my Michigan, I weep for you elsaf 02:00
8 176 106   1.95 Limbaugh down another peg; Clear Channel terminates 100's of workers while exterminating rock & roll Richard Myers 16:58
9 174 236   1.82 Black Kos, Week In Review Black Kos 16:01
10 149 116   1.61 Image uploading now available to everyone! kos 13:35
11 141 193   1.60 BREAKING: SCOTUS Will Hear Constitutional Challenge to DOMA! UPDATE: And PROP 8!! jpmassar 15:14
12 139 113   1.60 Former Republican Governor Charlie Crist Switches Parties to Become a Democrat s a i n t p e t e r s b l o g 22:23
13 128 69   1.41 Eric Cantor reportedly holding up Violence Against Women Act over protections for Native Americans Laura Clawson 13:35
14 123 39   1.31 Rand Paul's bright idea Save the clock tower 10:52
15 118 119   1.25 Who Am I?: Not So Irish After All (A Big Genealogy Surprise, Part 2) fenway49 14:00
16 95 135   1.21 Dick Morris: Sandy killed Romney except nevermind it was Bain because of white people kos 11:41
17 81 53   0.91 Bush Spokeswoman Dana Perino Blames Female Victims of Violence In Wake of Murder-Suicide eXtina 08:40
18 76 49   0.81 Senator Tom Harkin stands up for Social Security recipients by denouncing "chained CPI" HoundDog 18:04
19 74 53   0.80 Bulk Coal Carrier crashes into BC's Westshore Terminal spilling coal into the Salish Sea Lefty Coaster 22:20
20 69 194   0.76 Friedai Furries triciawyse 14:15
21 69 72   0.74 IGTNT:  "What Would We Be Without A Man Like You" JaxDem 20:10
22 68 57   0.76 Demand Stephen Colbert for U.S. Senate Chris Bowers 12:49
23 67 29   0.71 10 Things to Know About What Happened in Michigan On Thursday Working America 17:05
24 66 461   0.69 Mojo Friday - A Date That Will Live In Infamy. Eh, Not So Much. - Edition TexDem 10:30
25 63 71   0.78 Mitch McConnell filibusters himself into making the case for filibuster reform Joan McCarter 11:05
26 59 161   0.74 Cheers and Jeers: Rum and Coke FRIDAY! Bill in Portland Maine 19:30
27 55 122   0.58 Top Comments: Houston Area Kossacks Meet-Up Photos Edition Chrislove 22:00
28 54 78   0.64 Live with Gov. Howard Dean! Joan McCarter 13:01
29 53 41   0.61 NOT SATIRE: NYPD Blames The Associated Press for Any Harm Caused by its Surveillance of Muslims The Troubadour 20:56
30 52 231   0.59 * NEW DAY * Got Holiday Decorations? ATTN: Kansas City! Are You Out There? Join Your Group! s m i l e y c r e e k 10:25
31 52 14   0.55 Defending the Poor: A Journey in Self-Actualization Grizzard 02:27
32 51 20   0.54 Not so much equality rserven 19:00
33 50 89   0.60 Dear Rep. Cleaver, Medicare is already means tested Joan McCarter 16:29
34 50 67   0.64 Texas Republicans are shocked to learn that birth control prevents pregnancy Barbara Morrill 21:30
35 49 42   0.54 Cooking for Kossacks Basic Templates for Hurry-up Meals: One-Skillet Suppers LynnS 17:42
36 48 122   0.61 Open thread for night owls: The Itsy Bitsy Spider, explored and explained Hunter 23:30
37 48 78   0.60 Dec. 7th, 1941 r a i l s p l i t t e r 07:42
38 48 18   0.52 The Twelve Days of Cliffmas Mark Fiore 10:00
39 44 48   0.51 The great grey hope of Republicans d r e a m i n o n e m p t y 10:00
40 39 35   0.50 GOP did, in fact, spend big on Todd Akin's behalf kos 14:08
41 38 31   0.40 Doha: "Sleepwalking towards disaster" boatsie 03:49
42 37 88   0.50 BREAKING: Duchess of Cambridge Prank Call - Nurse Found Dead twigg 10:17
43 35 42   0.38 Michigan Activists: Civil Disobedience Training Tomorrow 10a-1p UAW 600 (Tu 12/11 rally prep) peregrine kate 20:12
44 34 88   0.53 Disgraced ex-governor Mark Sanford eyeing DeMint's Senate seat Hunter 18:30
45 34 80   0.47 Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York's new white independent Senate caucus Armando 16:40
46 34 71   0.37 Japan Votes 2012! (Preview) Setsuna Mudo 17:24
47 34 52   0.42 The SCOTUS' choice of cases for review of gay marriage and DOMA Armando 21:00
48 33 163   0.36 The Morning F Bomb Floja Roja 10:00
49 33 149   0.70 Obama, Boehner to go it alone in fiscal cliff negotiations Joan McCarter 10:45
50 33 31   0.37 White House photos,President Obama National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony, & Bo! Blue Jessamine 10:59
51 30 45   0.32 Overnight News Digest -- "In Your Eye" Edition rfall 00:00
52 30 105   0.42 Government reports 146,000 new jobs in November; unemployment rate drops to 7.7% Laura Clawson 08:59
53 30 82   0.50 Boehner: 'No progress' in talks, and no compromising, either Joan McCarter 12:27
54 30 30   0.35 Bachmann update: US has got to get out of the UN Bill Prendergast 16:21
55 28 68   0.30 GFHC Open Thread: Country Roads, Old Bones, Part 2 figbash 12:00
56 28 60   0.32 RKBA: Open Thread KVoimakas 11:29
57 28 69   0.40 Supreme Court to take up DOMA and Prop. 8 cases Barbara Morrill 15:40
58 26 48   0.36 Maine Gov. Paul LePage blasts Democrats for ... videotaping him? Hunter 22:00
59 26 7   0.28 Unions air new round of ads against Medicare and Medicaid cuts Laura Clawson 13:51
60 25 71   0.27 What's Happenin'? Fiscal Kabuki Week 12.7.12 joanneleon 08:33
61 24 15   0.28 David Axelrod shaves off mustache on MSNBC's Morning Joe for $1 million for epilepsy research HoundDog 15:40
62 23 26   0.24 The Evening Blues - 12-7-12 joe shikspack 20:00
63 22 19   0.23 Overnight News Digest 12/07/2012 JML9999 23:58
64 22 19   0.25 Is the Mob cleaning up at Chicago's O'Hare Airport? Bobbo Sphere 19:29
65 21 40   0.25 Does Capitalism equal Freedom? gjohnsit 10:14
66 21 7   0.23 How to destroy the world's economy - depress wages Steven D 11:06
67 21 66   0.35 Abbreviated pundit roundup: The new Obama and the same old GOP Georgia Logothetis 07:33
68 21 16   0.24 The burning flame of labor is being extinguished by people who don't give a damn Jamie Sanderson 17:44
69 21 15   0.23 We're finally #1! Tennessee voted worst legislature in nation nellrose 15:41
70 20 56   0.28 #Zimmerman Edits out "F'cking Coon" from 911 Tape He Filed with Court in lawsuit against NBC k e e p e m h o n e s t 12:17
71 20 40   0.25 I'm sorry, but the GOP did not 'win' the House hematuria 08:02
72 20 28   0.24 White House directs Pentagon to prepare for 'cliff' b r o o k l y n b a d b o y 15:07
73 20 26   0.26 Michigan Republicans continue to speed toward anti-union law Laura Clawson 22:37
74 20 23   0.24 What the millionaires want versus what the voters want Laura Clawson 20:31
75 19 14   0.21 MI-Sen: Senator Carl Levin (D) Urges Gov. Rick Snyder (R) To Reconsider "Right To Work" Legislation p o o p d o g c o m e d y 19:00
76 18 55   0.28 I don't get this Trusted User seesaw cka 11:09
77 17 75   0.35 Boehner open to a slight tax rate increase? Joan McCarter 15:16
78 17 36   0.21 Oregon says no coal in our stocking 6412093 18:19
79 17 35   0.18 The Daily Bucket - Grandmother Tree bwren 12:00
80 17 29   0.22 Bill O'Reilly gets to the bottom of the War on Christmas S t e v e n i n g e n 13:48
81 17 11   0.18 The Daily Bucket - December in Mesilla Park Desert Scientist 14:29
82 17 10   0.19 Jon Stewart Grills Governor Chris Christie On Inconsistent Republican Philosophy (VIDEO) Progressive Liberal 14:45
83 17 9   0.19 Squirrel Food Noddy 11:05
84 17 1   0.18 Stephen Colbert muses about Senate appointment BruinKid 16:00
85 16 17   0.17 High Impact Posts: December 6, 2012 jotter 10:57
86 16 7   0.17 New York Times: On board for Climate Change silver bullet beach babe in fl 09:56
87 16 6   0.18 Assault on labor in Michigan dcampbell 18:54
88 16 5   0.17 MIT and Harvard researchers create 3D brain tissues in petri disk HoundDog 21:10
89 15 17   0.18 Six Michigan House Republicans voted against Governor Snyder's 'Right To Work' mandate kayla9170 15:02
90 15 13   0.17 The case for taking Medicaid off the fiscal cliff negotiating table Joan McCarter 22:30
91 15 10   0.17 Some Comfort Food for Labor's Soul LordMike 00:19
92 14 186   0.20 The NRA's solution to gun violence is... tytalus 11:58
93 14 32   0.22 Daily Kos Elections Morning Digest: Jim DeMint's resignation shocker, and what comes next David Nir 08:00
94 14 29   0.17 Avro Nineteen – final flourish of a distinguished line s h o r t f i n a l s 19:00
95 14 28   0.20 IBM changes 401(k) matching rules Hey338Too 13:52
96 14 25   0.16 Several Republicans concede taxes will go up for rich Christian Dem in NC 09:12
97 14 23   0.18 Still thinking about gifts for the holidays? xaxnar 11:10
98 14 12   0.16 New PPP Poll: In Illinois an Overwhelming Majority of Blacks and Latinos Support Marriage Equality Williston Barrett 10:34
99 14 7   0.15 A Bright Blessing a l l e r g y w o m a n 12:52
100 13 47   0.19 Why 37%? Addison 19:12
101 13 23   0.16 How North Korea Fell Behind South Korea, Part 1 Inoljt 02:52
102 13 16   0.16 SCOTUS Grants Cert on Prop 8 & Windsor Cases sfbob 15:20
103 12 44   0.20 Open thread: Too embarrassing for Fox News Barbara Morrill 18:00
104 12 27   0.19 "I Hope This Isn't True" Krugman Doesn't Like the Fiscal Curb Rumors deanarms 23:41
105 10 73   0.18 Books That Changed My Life--Which Book Is Your "Guilty Pleasure"? Diana in NoVa 08:00
106 5 63   0.27 Midday open thread Barbara Morrill 15:00
107 5 55   0.17 Mortgage Interest Deduction? [With Poll] josephk 12:57
108 3 236   0.29 Daily Kos Elections Live Digest: 12/7 David Jarman 09:00
109 2 260   0.21 Daily Kos Elections Weekly Open Thread: What races are you interested in? James L 19:00
Impact total:   75.9
 nrec - Number of recommendations
  ncom - Number of comments
  tator - Number of commenters or commenTators (ow, ... sorry, I know).
  impact - Calculated currently using nrec and cnx
  post - A hyperlink to the Daily Kos post displaying the title.
  Author - Hyperlink to the post authors Daily Kos home page.
  Time - Post time shown as time of day for daily lists and date for weekly posts.
   


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