push-pull polls.

Reply Wed 22 Sep, 2010 09:47 am
I got a phone call last night from a "pollster" re the upcoming election; I asked 3 times for a explanation/description of the "pollster" never receiving an adequate answer. Push-pull as in "if you support Obama, would you continue to support Obama if you knew Obama was a muslim?" "would you continue to support Obama if you knew Obama was a socialist who hates white people?" anyway towards the end the "pollster" asked "what race do you consider yourself" and then he read a list "hispanic/black/jewish/ etc ( a long list) I answered "you may need to write this down, I'll spell it for you; H-O-M-O S-A-P-I-E-N" he replied "I'll put you down as "other".
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Reply Wed 22 Sep, 2010 09:51 am
Sounds like a Newsmax poll. They aren't the same species--they're Other.

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Reply Wed 22 Sep, 2010 10:11 am
I'm so glad I disconnected my phone
Reply Wed 22 Sep, 2010 10:20 am
any relation to the pushmi-pullyu
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Reply Wed 22 Sep, 2010 03:29 pm
To think that that guy's job is making sure your point will never be taken...
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Reply Wed 22 Sep, 2010 03:51 pm
For various reasons having to do with my name being in the phone book with just my initial, and thus my getting bill collector calls for agencies after people with my first initial, I finally sprang to pay for caller i.d. At least those creeps tend to leave a speech on one's answer machine, and I call them and tell them they have the wrong number. If I don't, they don't desist, a hard lesson to learn.

In the last few weeks I've gotten an increasing number of hangup calls, and if I'm right by the phone, I catch the number. I've gotten three from Westchester, DC (Westchester, DC??); one today from Forsyth, Montana, and several over weeks from Los Lunas, NM.
I find this out by looking the numbers up at Zaba or a white pages site.

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Reply Thu 23 Sep, 2010 06:27 pm
I just got a call from a pollster asking me if I had a choice between IBS and Herpes which would I chose?
Reply Thu 23 Sep, 2010 06:32 pm
So, which did you pick?
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Reply Thu 23 Sep, 2010 06:49 pm
I told him they're both equally wonderful. Smile
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Reply Mon 27 Sep, 2010 12:41 pm
Dyslexia, tell me you are really joking right? Sometimes I have am so slow around here and never figure out something is something satire until the jokes already been forgotten.

Our phone started having static in it and since I have trouble hearing it anyway, I never bother answering the phone. (keep wondering why we don't get it fixed, but that's another story) Anybody wants us bad enough will know my husbands cell phone and my kids know my cell phone and if that don't work, my husbands cell phone...
Reply Mon 27 Sep, 2010 12:42 pm
no joke..
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Reply Tue 2 Nov, 2010 04:59 pm
Now that would be heaven.Wink We should get back to nature we are too materialistic, we used to be far more spiritual, we need it to soothe the soul, yeah disconnect your phone, shut the tv away and sit down have a nice meal then feet up with a good book and a cat purring on your lap, ahh bliss. Smile Dont forget the marshmallows for your hot chocolate and if you're lucky enough to have a coal fire or a campfire you cannot beat toasted marshmallows believe me, a little bit of heaven goes a long way, warms the heart. I should do it more often, well I do he he.
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High Seas
Reply Wed 3 Nov, 2010 01:02 am
dyslexia wrote:

... I answered "you may need to write this down, I'll spell it for you; H-O-M-O S-A-P-I-E-N" he replied "I'll put you down as "other".

You probably messed up his system forgetting the final "s" when you spelled it out. I know it's no joke, it's a new mathematical model - works fine:

"The voter model shows how the views of neighbors can influence a neighborhood. On a given day, several voters will abandon their current views and assume the position of one of their four neighbors. When run, strong groupings appear almost immediately, with conflict at the borders. Eventually, some positions vanish entirely."

(click box on top left to "run voter model", then click on "web preview"; to fine tune the parameters you have to download the free Mathematica 7 program)
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