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Energy, Smooth, and Work: sh-H110M-DS2: /Documents/new simulations/nbnb_ nbnb Progran PHSCF v.6.2 (svn rev. 14038) starts on 7Aug This program is part of the open-sour for quantum sinulation of materials; please cite ce Quantum ESPRES "P. Gannozzt et al., J. Phys. :Condens. Matter 21 3 "P. Giannozzi et al., J. Phys. :Condens. Matter 29 4 URL http://www.quantum-espresso.org", in publications or presentations arising from this work. http://www.quantum-espresso.org/quote Parallel version (MPI), running on 2 processors MPI processes distributed on 1 nodes R & G space division: proc/nbgrp/npool/ninage Waiting for input... Reading input from standard input 2 Current dimensions of program PWSCF are: Max number of different atonic species (ntypx)10 Max number of k-points (npk) = 40000 Max angular monentun in pseudopotentials (lmaxx) file Nb.pbe-spn-kjpaw psl.1.0.0.UPF: wavefunction(s) 49 Subspace diagonalization in iterative solution of the eigenvalue pr a serial algorithn will be used Parallelization info sticks: dense smooth densesmooth PW 7180 1852 71811853 14361 14361 37θ5 G-vecS Max sum 7180 7181 647115647115 84548 647116 647116 84553 1294231 1294231 169101 bravais lattice index lettice parameter (alat) = 46272.2229 (a.u.n3 sit-cell volume number of atoms/cell number of atomic types number of electrons number of Kohn-Sham states= kinetic-energy cutoff charge density cutoff convergence threshold mixing beta 28 364 . θθ 218 35.0000 Ry 0.8000 numbe「of iterations used = 8 TF mixing Exchange-correlation =SLA PW PBX PBC ( 1 4 3 4θθ) ceudn(4) 0.000000 celldn( 5) 0.000088 celldn(6) crystal axes: (cart. coord. in untts of alat) Ο.000000 rectprocal axes: (cart. coord. in units 2 pi/alat) Rainbow Terminal
Energy, Smooth, and Work: sh-H110M-DS2: /Documents/new simulations/nbnb_ nbnb
 Progran PHSCF v.6.2 (svn rev. 14038) starts on 7Aug
 This program is part of the open-sour
 for quantum sinulation of materials; please cite
 ce Quantum ESPRES
 "P. Gannozzt et al., J. Phys. :Condens. Matter 21 3
 "P. Giannozzi et al., J. Phys. :Condens. Matter 29 4
 URL http://www.quantum-espresso.org",
 in publications or presentations arising from this work.
 http://www.quantum-espresso.org/quote
 Parallel version (MPI), running on
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 MPI processes distributed on 1 nodes
 R & G space division: proc/nbgrp/npool/ninage
 Waiting for input...
 Reading input from standard input
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 Max number of k-points (npk) = 40000
 Max angular monentun in pseudopotentials (lmaxx)
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 Subspace diagonalization in iterative solution of the eigenvalue pr
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Books, Memes, and Work: PLANTAR FASCITIS REHAB @dr.jacob.harden HOW TO MAKE YOUR PLANTAR FASCIA STRONGER Plantar fasciitis is kind of a misnomer. The -itis implies 🔥 inflammation, but it actually is much more like a tendinopathy, which has little to no inflammation at all. Good thing is, it responds much the same way as well. Both ↔ stretching and ⛃ loading are good options for your rehab. The stretch shown here is a good option as are the ones I posted the other day. But today, let's focus on loading because while both options can get rid of pain, only loading is going to build long term resiliency. In this 📊 study by Rathleff et al, they compared loading to stretching. The loading group did this single leg calf raise variation with the following protocol. . 🔹3 seconds up on two feet. 2 second hold at the top. And 3 seconds down on 1 foot. 🔸Week 1 - 3 sets of 12 reps 🔸Weeks 2 & 3 - 4 sets of 10 reps 🔸Weeks 4+ - 5 sets of 8 reps They added weight via a backpack loaded with books, but holding a heavy kettlebell or dumbbell would work as well. Just make sure you're having to work. In addition to this, you need to ⤵ back off on whatever bothers your foot. Nothing heals if you continue to pick the scab. Take it easy, get 💪 stronger, and build back up SLOWLY. You'll come back more resilient and better than ever. Tag a friend with plantar fasciitis and share the wealth! MyodetoxOrlando Myodetox
Books, Memes, and Work: PLANTAR
 FASCITIS
 REHAB
 @dr.jacob.harden
HOW TO MAKE YOUR PLANTAR FASCIA STRONGER Plantar fasciitis is kind of a misnomer. The -itis implies 🔥 inflammation, but it actually is much more like a tendinopathy, which has little to no inflammation at all. Good thing is, it responds much the same way as well. Both ↔ stretching and ⛃ loading are good options for your rehab. The stretch shown here is a good option as are the ones I posted the other day. But today, let's focus on loading because while both options can get rid of pain, only loading is going to build long term resiliency. In this 📊 study by Rathleff et al, they compared loading to stretching. The loading group did this single leg calf raise variation with the following protocol. . 🔹3 seconds up on two feet. 2 second hold at the top. And 3 seconds down on 1 foot. 🔸Week 1 - 3 sets of 12 reps 🔸Weeks 2 & 3 - 4 sets of 10 reps 🔸Weeks 4+ - 5 sets of 8 reps They added weight via a backpack loaded with books, but holding a heavy kettlebell or dumbbell would work as well. Just make sure you're having to work. In addition to this, you need to ⤵ back off on whatever bothers your foot. Nothing heals if you continue to pick the scab. Take it easy, get 💪 stronger, and build back up SLOWLY. You'll come back more resilient and better than ever. Tag a friend with plantar fasciitis and share the wealth! MyodetoxOrlando Myodetox

HOW TO MAKE YOUR PLANTAR FASCIA STRONGER Plantar fasciitis is kind of a misnomer. The -itis implies 🔥 inflammation, but it actually is much ...

Memes, Nas, and Http: Pelo amor de Deus! O povo ainda faz essas coisas. Me desculpem os envolvidos no vídeo, não quero fazer piada com a dança e muito menos com a cultura russa (aliás, a Rússia é um dos lugares mais legais e os russos um dos povos mais legais que já conheci), mas acredito que o humor ajude a ensinar algumas coisas. . . Um primeiro ponto que todos devem saber é o risco envolvido nisso. Ao deslocar o peso para ponta dos pés há maior compressão patelofemoral (Ho et al., 2012), com aumento do desgaste, o que acentua as dores nos joelhos e agrava quadros conhecidos e temidos pelas mulheres, como a condromalácia. Além disso, ao agachar na ponta dos pés, tensão do ligamento cruzado anterior chega a ser multiplicada por três (Toutoungi et al., 2000)!!! Para piorar, fazer essa variação não tem nenhum sentido do ponto de vista lógico! O quadríceps se insere na tíbia (osso da canela), mesmo osso onde os posteriores de coxa se inserem. Então me responda como diabos uma mudança na articulação do tornozelo mudaria a ação de um músculo que está inserido um palmo acima do local?? E não para por aí, se você olhar a planta do seu pé, verá que ela tem uma forma e estruturas criadas para receber as cargas, isso inclui seu calcanhar e a lateral do pé! Se o Criador quisesse que recebêssemos carga nas pontas dos pés, acho que teria nos dados cascos, como nos cavalos e jumentos! . . E não venha com esse papinho de “avançado”, a menos que você tenha ganhado joelho de adamantium ou tenha o quadríceps inserido no pé, essa variação vai ser arriscada e ineficiente. Além disso, fazer agachamento na ponta do pé com barra guiada é coisa de mirim, harcore mesmo é fazer a dança dos cossacos! . . Para quem prefere treinar inteligente, meus cursos sobre “Eficiência e segurança e segurança dos membros inferiores” e “Métodos Intensivos do Treinamento de Hipertrofia” podem ser adquiridos no http:-www.institutocefisa.com.br-cur-cursosOnline (informações com a @cefisafisio) . teamcerebro gluteonaoecerebro NaoSigoBlogueira NoBrainNoGain ConhecimentoePoder
Memes, Nas, and Http: Pelo amor de Deus! O povo ainda faz essas coisas. Me desculpem os envolvidos no vídeo, não quero fazer piada com a dança e muito menos com a cultura russa (aliás, a Rússia é um dos lugares mais legais e os russos um dos povos mais legais que já conheci), mas acredito que o humor ajude a ensinar algumas coisas. . . Um primeiro ponto que todos devem saber é o risco envolvido nisso. Ao deslocar o peso para ponta dos pés há maior compressão patelofemoral (Ho et al., 2012), com aumento do desgaste, o que acentua as dores nos joelhos e agrava quadros conhecidos e temidos pelas mulheres, como a condromalácia. Além disso, ao agachar na ponta dos pés, tensão do ligamento cruzado anterior chega a ser multiplicada por três (Toutoungi et al., 2000)!!! Para piorar, fazer essa variação não tem nenhum sentido do ponto de vista lógico! O quadríceps se insere na tíbia (osso da canela), mesmo osso onde os posteriores de coxa se inserem. Então me responda como diabos uma mudança na articulação do tornozelo mudaria a ação de um músculo que está inserido um palmo acima do local?? E não para por aí, se você olhar a planta do seu pé, verá que ela tem uma forma e estruturas criadas para receber as cargas, isso inclui seu calcanhar e a lateral do pé! Se o Criador quisesse que recebêssemos carga nas pontas dos pés, acho que teria nos dados cascos, como nos cavalos e jumentos! . . E não venha com esse papinho de “avançado”, a menos que você tenha ganhado joelho de adamantium ou tenha o quadríceps inserido no pé, essa variação vai ser arriscada e ineficiente. Além disso, fazer agachamento na ponta do pé com barra guiada é coisa de mirim, harcore mesmo é fazer a dança dos cossacos! . . Para quem prefere treinar inteligente, meus cursos sobre “Eficiência e segurança e segurança dos membros inferiores” e “Métodos Intensivos do Treinamento de Hipertrofia” podem ser adquiridos no http:-www.institutocefisa.com.br-cur-cursosOnline (informações com a @cefisafisio) . teamcerebro gluteonaoecerebro NaoSigoBlogueira NoBrainNoGain ConhecimentoePoder

Pelo amor de Deus! O povo ainda faz essas coisas. Me desculpem os envolvidos no vídeo, não quero fazer piada com a dança e muito menos com a...

Memes, 🤖, and Commons: New Muscle Discovered! Tensor of RF RF TVI Vastus VI Intermedius VMO VMO @drjacob harden Old Model New Model 2 Belly Independent Common VL Type Type rype Type Grob et al. A newly discovered muscle: The tensor of the vastus intermedius. Journal Clinical Anatomy (2016) WE'VE DISCOVERED A NEW MUSCLE! Traditional models of the quadriceps have forever shown 4 muscles: . 🔼Rectus Femoris 🔼Vastus Lateralis (VL) 🔼Vastus Intermedius (VI) 🔼Vastus Medialis Obliquus (VMO) . But in 2016 a study by Grob et al., the researchers discovered and named a 5th muscle in the quadriceps group 😲, the TENSOR OF VASTUS INTERMEDIUS. The study dissected 26 cadavers and, in each one, they found the 5th quadriceps muscle. They also found that there were 4 types depending on where the tendon fused: Independent type, VI type, VL type, and Common type. There was also a variation found with two muscle bellies as you can see above. It originates on the front of the greater trochanter of the femur with a small muscle belly and then extends a long tendon that joins into the 🕸 fascia between the VI and VL before layering deep into the quad tendon. The function of the muscle is not fully known yet, but what we do know is that it tenses the distal tendon of the VI and makes the VI line of pull to be more towards the ↗↖ midline like that of the VMO. I think it's amazing that our knowledge of the 💀 human body continues to grow and change. We know so much but still have so much left to learn. Tag your favorite 🤓 Myonerd and share the wealth! ScienceIsCool AlwaysLearning Myodetox
Memes, 🤖, and Commons: New Muscle Discovered!
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 Vastus
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 @drjacob harden
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WE'VE DISCOVERED A NEW MUSCLE! Traditional models of the quadriceps have forever shown 4 muscles: . 🔼Rectus Femoris 🔼Vastus Lateralis (VL) 🔼Vastus Intermedius (VI) 🔼Vastus Medialis Obliquus (VMO) . But in 2016 a study by Grob et al., the researchers discovered and named a 5th muscle in the quadriceps group 😲, the TENSOR OF VASTUS INTERMEDIUS. The study dissected 26 cadavers and, in each one, they found the 5th quadriceps muscle. They also found that there were 4 types depending on where the tendon fused: Independent type, VI type, VL type, and Common type. There was also a variation found with two muscle bellies as you can see above. It originates on the front of the greater trochanter of the femur with a small muscle belly and then extends a long tendon that joins into the 🕸 fascia between the VI and VL before layering deep into the quad tendon. The function of the muscle is not fully known yet, but what we do know is that it tenses the distal tendon of the VI and makes the VI line of pull to be more towards the ↗↖ midline like that of the VMO. I think it's amazing that our knowledge of the 💀 human body continues to grow and change. We know so much but still have so much left to learn. Tag your favorite 🤓 Myonerd and share the wealth! ScienceIsCool AlwaysLearning Myodetox

WE'VE DISCOVERED A NEW MUSCLE! Traditional models of the quadriceps have forever shown 4 muscles: . 🔼Rectus Femoris 🔼Vastus Lateralis (VL) 🔼...

Memes, 🤖, and Als: ANTICONCEPCIONALNAO PODE! @drpaulogentil MAS BOMBA E DE BOA Fiquei surpreso com o mimimi gerado pelo post sobre anticoncepcionais, mas o fato é que não há evidências para sugerir que o uso de anticoncepcionais impeça de ter um bom “shape”. Sobre possível diminuição de testosterona, é improvável que pequenas variações tenham relevância ESTÉTICA. Além disso, há estudos mostrando que a progesterona tem efeito anabólico similar à testosterona (Smith et al., 2014), ou seja, ela poderia suprir o prejuízo de uma eventual baixa de testosterona EM TERMOS DE SÍNTESE PROTÉICA. Apesar de estudos mostrarem que um pequeno percentual de pessoas pode ter reações negativas, culpar o anticoncepcional sem olhar treino e dieta é burrice. Estamos em tempos de Ortopedia que deixa as mulheres com a cara quadrada, Ortomolecular que deixa velhinho bombado, Nutrologia que passa HCG, Oftalmologia do tapete mágico hormonal, Cirurgia plástica que mistura pregação religiosa e oxandrolona... Os multifunções abominam os anticoncepcionais, mas enchem as mulheres de hormônios masculinos!? Para defender o indefensável, citam estudos como o de Savage & Clarkson (2002), que comparou a recuperação da força isométrica antes e após 50 ações excêntricas máximas (algo tão irreal que deixou elas detonadas por vários dias). Os resultados indicam recuperação mais lenta em quem tomava anticoncepcional...e daí? Desde quando eu posso assegurar a recuperação da força isométrica gera comprometimento na hipertrofia? Aliás, se houve mais microlesões, isso pode estar associado ao ganho de massa muscular, aumento do metabolismo e maior utilização de gordura (Dolezal et al., 2002; Paschalis et al., 2011). Além disso, no estudo da Savage & Clarkson, as usuárias de anticoncepcional eram quase 30% mais fortes que as não usuárias. Por que não falam isso? Outro coisa é que as mesmas autoras têm um estudo que não encontrou prejuízo na recuperação em usuárias de anticoncepcional (Thompson et al., 1997). Enfim, é melhor ficar em textos “filosóficos” e vender manipulados para engrossar voz das moças, pois quando esse povo fala de Ciência, só engana quem é muuuito devagar das ideias ;-) Ah, e quem que acha que isso é apologia ao uso ou negação dos riscos... vai para inferno!
Memes, 🤖, and Als: ANTICONCEPCIONALNAO PODE!
 @drpaulogentil
 MAS BOMBA E DE BOA
Fiquei surpreso com o mimimi gerado pelo post sobre anticoncepcionais, mas o fato é que não há evidências para sugerir que o uso de anticoncepcionais impeça de ter um bom “shape”. Sobre possível diminuição de testosterona, é improvável que pequenas variações tenham relevância ESTÉTICA. Além disso, há estudos mostrando que a progesterona tem efeito anabólico similar à testosterona (Smith et al., 2014), ou seja, ela poderia suprir o prejuízo de uma eventual baixa de testosterona EM TERMOS DE SÍNTESE PROTÉICA. Apesar de estudos mostrarem que um pequeno percentual de pessoas pode ter reações negativas, culpar o anticoncepcional sem olhar treino e dieta é burrice. Estamos em tempos de Ortopedia que deixa as mulheres com a cara quadrada, Ortomolecular que deixa velhinho bombado, Nutrologia que passa HCG, Oftalmologia do tapete mágico hormonal, Cirurgia plástica que mistura pregação religiosa e oxandrolona... Os multifunções abominam os anticoncepcionais, mas enchem as mulheres de hormônios masculinos!? Para defender o indefensável, citam estudos como o de Savage & Clarkson (2002), que comparou a recuperação da força isométrica antes e após 50 ações excêntricas máximas (algo tão irreal que deixou elas detonadas por vários dias). Os resultados indicam recuperação mais lenta em quem tomava anticoncepcional...e daí? Desde quando eu posso assegurar a recuperação da força isométrica gera comprometimento na hipertrofia? Aliás, se houve mais microlesões, isso pode estar associado ao ganho de massa muscular, aumento do metabolismo e maior utilização de gordura (Dolezal et al., 2002; Paschalis et al., 2011). Além disso, no estudo da Savage & Clarkson, as usuárias de anticoncepcional eram quase 30% mais fortes que as não usuárias. Por que não falam isso? Outro coisa é que as mesmas autoras têm um estudo que não encontrou prejuízo na recuperação em usuárias de anticoncepcional (Thompson et al., 1997). Enfim, é melhor ficar em textos “filosóficos” e vender manipulados para engrossar voz das moças, pois quando esse povo fala de Ciência, só engana quem é muuuito devagar das ideias ;-) Ah, e quem que acha que isso é apologia ao uso ou negação dos riscos... vai para inferno!

Fiquei surpreso com o mimimi gerado pelo post sobre anticoncepcionais, mas o fato é que não há evidências para sugerir que o uso de anticonc...

Memes, Nessa, and 🤖: 勹 Na verdade, eu achava que nem era sério. Achava que a galera tinha ficado nessa posição apenas para tirar a foto ou fazer filmagem. Aquela velha história de ficar mais fotogênico, sabe? Mas temos que pensar em 4 pontos: 1 - já batemos várias vezes na tecla que os melhores ângulos de trabalho são os de maior amplitude e ao fazer o exercício dessa forma, fica impossível realizar o movimento adequadamente. 2 - durante o agachamento, naturalmente o joelho deve avançar um pouco à frente da linha dos pés para equilibrar o centro de gravidade. Caso isso não ocorra, aumenta-se a curvatura da coluna especialmente na região torácica e lombar, com uma sobrecarga perigosa na região (List et al., 2012). Aliás, isso pode ser visto facilmente no vídeo! 3 - a cervical fica em uma posição desconfortável, causando hiperextensão e-ou obrigando a cabeça a girar. Em ambos os casos isso leva a um mal alinhamento, tornando o movimento potencialmente perigoso. 4 - a máquina tem um bendito encosto para as COSTAS, por que é tão difícil aceitar isso? Pior é ver o povo dizendo que irá isolar posterior, o que seria impossível pelo fato de haver considerável extensão de joelhos. Ah, pior mesmo será ver os defensores do absurdo e especialistas em esperneio pseudocientífico alegarem que isso é movimento bom bagarai porque há um equipamento que lembra minimamente isso usado no futebol americano. Isso é genial!! Em primeiro lugar a máquina deles foi criada para isso, ou seja, tem ajustes biomecânicos que permitem o movimento. Em segundo, existe o princípio da especificidade e eles precisam empurrar oponentes nessa posição. Em terceiro, existe custo-benefício de modo que não deveríamos nos expor (ou ser expostos) a risco em um exercício cuja eficiência é questionável. Por último, existe o senso de ridículo, né caceta!? PS: na aula online "Eficiência e segurança dos exercícios para membros inferiores" você poderá obter essa e diversas outras informações de maneira mais completa, obter TODOS os artigos citados e ainda receber a certificação emitida! Confere no www.institutocefisa.com.br-cur-cursosOnline! teamcerebro bicepsnaoecerebro gluteonaoecerebro conhecimentoepoder nobrainnogain
Memes, Nessa, and 🤖: 勹
Na verdade, eu achava que nem era sério. Achava que a galera tinha ficado nessa posição apenas para tirar a foto ou fazer filmagem. Aquela velha história de ficar mais fotogênico, sabe? Mas temos que pensar em 4 pontos: 1 - já batemos várias vezes na tecla que os melhores ângulos de trabalho são os de maior amplitude e ao fazer o exercício dessa forma, fica impossível realizar o movimento adequadamente. 2 - durante o agachamento, naturalmente o joelho deve avançar um pouco à frente da linha dos pés para equilibrar o centro de gravidade. Caso isso não ocorra, aumenta-se a curvatura da coluna especialmente na região torácica e lombar, com uma sobrecarga perigosa na região (List et al., 2012). Aliás, isso pode ser visto facilmente no vídeo! 3 - a cervical fica em uma posição desconfortável, causando hiperextensão e-ou obrigando a cabeça a girar. Em ambos os casos isso leva a um mal alinhamento, tornando o movimento potencialmente perigoso. 4 - a máquina tem um bendito encosto para as COSTAS, por que é tão difícil aceitar isso? Pior é ver o povo dizendo que irá isolar posterior, o que seria impossível pelo fato de haver considerável extensão de joelhos. Ah, pior mesmo será ver os defensores do absurdo e especialistas em esperneio pseudocientífico alegarem que isso é movimento bom bagarai porque há um equipamento que lembra minimamente isso usado no futebol americano. Isso é genial!! Em primeiro lugar a máquina deles foi criada para isso, ou seja, tem ajustes biomecânicos que permitem o movimento. Em segundo, existe o princípio da especificidade e eles precisam empurrar oponentes nessa posição. Em terceiro, existe custo-benefício de modo que não deveríamos nos expor (ou ser expostos) a risco em um exercício cuja eficiência é questionável. Por último, existe o senso de ridículo, né caceta!? PS: na aula online "Eficiência e segurança dos exercícios para membros inferiores" você poderá obter essa e diversas outras informações de maneira mais completa, obter TODOS os artigos citados e ainda receber a certificação emitida! Confere no www.institutocefisa.com.br-cur-cursosOnline! teamcerebro bicepsnaoecerebro gluteonaoecerebro conhecimentoepoder nobrainnogain

Na verdade, eu achava que nem era sério. Achava que a galera tinha ficado nessa posição apenas para tirar a foto ou fazer filmagem. Aquela v...

Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and Energy: ANDOMETRICS IN DEPTH 2016 ELECTION SEASON <p>The <a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/election+2016"><b>2016 US presidential election</b></a> has been dominating our collective consciousness for the last two years. We tried to distract ourselves with women Ghostbusters and <a href="https://tmblr.co/mLQYxGeVMV-PQrKiJZ_vCMw">@linmanuel</a>​ Miranda and Leo’s Oscar, but the 2016 campaign kept sucking us in. As it comes to a close, the conversation keeps getting louder, and we’ve compiled the highlights.</p><p>The charts below track the volume of the conversation about the election on Tumblr, as measured in original posts, reblogs, likes, and searches. These terms included, but weren’t limited to, #<a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/election+2016"><b>election 2016</b></a>, #<a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/presidential+election"><b>presidential election</b></a>, and #<a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/voting"><b>voting</b></a>. The spikes tell us what got people talking—primaries, debates, <i>alleged</i> serial killers, etc. </p><h2><b>April 1 - May 21, 2016</b></h2><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="779" data-orig-width="1492"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/aca904ada10b321b0b451419983b619b/tumblr_inline_og4ne8BNik1qzo3up_540.png" data-orig-height="779" data-orig-width="1492"/></figure><!-- more --><p><b><a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/new+york+primary">New York Primary</a></b>: Somehow it was only six months ago that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump won their respective primaries in New York, securing their frontrunner position in the delegate count. It was a tough loss for the Berners, who complained about problems at the polls, and the state&rsquo;s closed primary rules. On the day of the primary, engagement around #<a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/bernie+sanders"><b>Bernie Sanders</b></a> on Tumblr reached its all-time high and would never be that loud again..</p><p><b><strike><i>Alleged</i> Zodiac Killer</strike> <a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/ted+cruz">Ted Cruz</a> drops out</b>: Days after Trump made a clean sweep in the Northeastern Super Tuesday, Cruz dropped out of the race, elbowing his wife in the face after his concession speech. </p><figure data-orig-width="400" data-orig-height="231" data-tumblr-attribution="ohsoswiftly:IL2-wWXT3j0eiblwd0UHMQ:ZIVA_x25yIszL" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/b0586d00354af2fb58f466447db795ac/tumblr_o6mpxakIxn1qfoj4do1_400.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="400" data-orig-height="231"/></figure><h2><b>May 22 - September 2, 2016</b></h2><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="1391" data-orig-width="1493"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/fd99d0a87003ecd78e527d270a4420c3/tumblr_inline_og4nepvOBW1qzo3up_540.png" data-orig-height="1391" data-orig-width="1493"/></figure><p><b><a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/super+tuesday">Super Tuesday</a></b>: <i>Again?</i> <a href="http://chickensnack.tumblr.com/post/93947404481/tuesday-again-no-problem"><b>No problem</b></a>. This one, with Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota, and California, finally put Clinton and Trump over the line in delegates. In the days following the primary, engagement around #Hillary Clinton jumped 153% while engagement around #Donald Trump dropped almost 40%. </p><p><b>Obama endorses Clinton</b>: Officially. </p><p><b><a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/brexit">Brexit</a></b>: June 24th was a bit of a day across the pond when the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Ever the diplomat, Trump offered his congratulations to the country while visiting his golf course in Scotland, which voted overwhelmingly to stay. The locals’ unique insult structure brought such tags as “<a href="http://ernie23.tumblr.com/post/146413284049/sixohthree-yes-good-via"><b>mangled apricot hellbeast</b></a>” into the Tumblr lexicon for the first time.</p><figure data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="279" data-tumblr-attribution="sandandglass:mXgq8yhPqi2gSDX2dowh6Q:Z4ewHy28Y3fGl" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/0ee9e90fa3a82f6f64794d03ec491926/tumblr_o9hcdzRihB1qc8jh0o6_500.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="279"/></figure><p><b>Sanders endorses Clinton</b>: That was that.</p><p><b>Democratic National Convention</b>: Though the RNC was held days before, the DNC was the convention that got Tumblr talking. Clinton officially became the democratic nominee and we all thought the walkout by Sanders supporters was the craziest this thing was gonna get. </p><p><b>Halloween</b>: The least scary part of the election. Right before the DNC, engagement around #<a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/halloween"><b>Halloween</b></a> hit an all time high, up nearly 550% from earlier that week. Throughout August, the lull in the election correlated with an uptick in Halloween and by September 4th, there were hundreds of thousands of engagement with Halloween content per day.</p><h2><b>September 26 - October 19, 2016</b></h2><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="1157" data-orig-width="1492"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3f9c3bc7581dd486dd765e29d98c0ff3/tumblr_inline_og4nf1kFxQ1qzo3up_540.png" data-orig-height="1157" data-orig-width="1492"/></figure><p><b>Joss Whedon, <a href="https://tmblr.co/m-GeqjH2fmLP0u2daEze6lg">@markruffalo</a>​, et al #<a href="http://savetheday.vote/">Save the Day</a></b>: This thing&hellip;</p><figure class="tmblr-embed tmblr-full" data-provider="youtube" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-height="304" data-url="https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DnRp1CK_X_Yw"><iframe width="540" height="304" id="youtube_iframe" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/nRp1CK_X_Yw?feature=oembed&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;origin=https://safe.txmblr.com&amp;wmode=opaque" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></figure><p><b>Debate #1</b>: Oh, wow! Trump&rsquo;s public meltdown was the high point of the Tumblr conversation. </p><p><b>Debate #2</b>: This was the town hall style debate, which let Trump lurk behind Clinton while she spoke. It was also the night the world met #<a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/ken+bone"><b>Ken Bone</b></a>, an undecided voter who was curious about energy policies but will only be remembered for his mustache and red sweater. Eventually, his <a href="https://the-movemnt.tumblr.com/post/151798658840/national-hero-ken-bone-thinks-the-killing-of"><b>Reddit</b> <b>history</b></a> burst the Bone bubble</p><figure data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="500" data-tumblr-attribution="mtv:IurtlltWLChct3Qdnf5Sdg:ZGvpnx2DDZYDH" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/41f6acac71d45df00746ef2f114580a9/tumblr_oeuljpRj5f1qh9nffo1_500.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="500"/></figure><p><b><a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/michelle+obama">Michelle Obama</a>&rsquo;s speech</b>: Her emotionally-charged <a href="http://micdotcom.tumblr.com/post/151758854762/watch-michelle-obamas-speech-on-the-trump-tapes"><b>rebuttal</b></a> to the leaked video of Donald Trump boasting about sexual assault resonated on Tumblr. On October 14th, engagement around the #<a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/feminism"><b>feminism</b></a> tag increased 179% and the #<a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/consent"><b>consent</b></a> tag 283%.</p><p><b>Debate #3</b>: Clinton finished her clean sweep of the debates with a sick new <a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/nasty+woman,+clinton"><b>nickname</b></a>:</p><figure data-orig-width="456" data-orig-height="920" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d1307d89608f515e7357d1f4003a83b5/tumblr_inline_og2woickNX1qzo3up_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="456" data-orig-height="920"/></figure><p><i>[Art by <a href="https://tmblr.co/mOX0BNH8BQ-YRk5BdAohbEQ"></a><a href="https://tmblr.co/mOX0BNH8BQ-YRk5BdAohbEQ">@tonycliff</a>​​]</i></p><p>We’re still a few days out from the election, but as you can see, it’s been a long, wild ride. Keep tagging your posts and make sure you get out and vote on Tuesday (you can find out how right in your dashboard!). Just don’t take a selfie with your ballot, <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2016/10/26/yes-your-ballot-selfie-still-might-be-illegal-sorry/"><b>please</b></a>. <br/></p>
Bernie Sanders, Donald Trump, and Energy: ANDOMETRICS
 IN DEPTH
 2016 ELECTION SEASON
<p>The <a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/election+2016"><b>2016 US presidential election</b></a> has been dominating our collective consciousness for the last two years. We tried to distract ourselves with women Ghostbusters and <a href="https://tmblr.co/mLQYxGeVMV-PQrKiJZ_vCMw">@linmanuel</a>​ Miranda and Leo’s Oscar, but the 2016 campaign kept sucking us in. As it comes to a close, the conversation keeps getting louder, and we’ve compiled the highlights.</p><p>The charts below track the volume of the conversation about the election on Tumblr, as measured in original posts, reblogs, likes, and searches. These terms included, but weren’t limited to, #<a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/election+2016"><b>election 2016</b></a>, #<a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/presidential+election"><b>presidential election</b></a>, and #<a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/voting"><b>voting</b></a>. The spikes tell us what got people talking—primaries, debates, <i>alleged</i> serial killers, etc. </p><h2><b>April 1 - May 21, 2016</b></h2><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="779" data-orig-width="1492"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/aca904ada10b321b0b451419983b619b/tumblr_inline_og4ne8BNik1qzo3up_540.png" data-orig-height="779" data-orig-width="1492"/></figure><!-- more --><p><b><a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/new+york+primary">New York Primary</a></b>: Somehow it was only six months ago that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump won their respective primaries in New York, securing their frontrunner position in the delegate count. It was a tough loss for the Berners, who complained about problems at the polls, and the state&rsquo;s closed primary rules. On the day of the primary, engagement around #<a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/bernie+sanders"><b>Bernie Sanders</b></a> on Tumblr reached its all-time high and would never be that loud again..</p><p><b><strike><i>Alleged</i> Zodiac Killer</strike> <a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/ted+cruz">Ted Cruz</a> drops out</b>: Days after Trump made a clean sweep in the Northeastern Super Tuesday, Cruz dropped out of the race, elbowing his wife in the face after his concession speech. </p><figure data-orig-width="400" data-orig-height="231" data-tumblr-attribution="ohsoswiftly:IL2-wWXT3j0eiblwd0UHMQ:ZIVA_x25yIszL" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/b0586d00354af2fb58f466447db795ac/tumblr_o6mpxakIxn1qfoj4do1_400.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="400" data-orig-height="231"/></figure><h2><b>May 22 - September 2, 2016</b></h2><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="1391" data-orig-width="1493"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/fd99d0a87003ecd78e527d270a4420c3/tumblr_inline_og4nepvOBW1qzo3up_540.png" data-orig-height="1391" data-orig-width="1493"/></figure><p><b><a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/super+tuesday">Super Tuesday</a></b>: <i>Again?</i> <a href="http://chickensnack.tumblr.com/post/93947404481/tuesday-again-no-problem"><b>No problem</b></a>. This one, with Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico, South Dakota, and California, finally put Clinton and Trump over the line in delegates. In the days following the primary, engagement around #Hillary Clinton jumped 153% while engagement around #Donald Trump dropped almost 40%. </p><p><b>Obama endorses Clinton</b>: Officially. </p><p><b><a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/brexit">Brexit</a></b>: June 24th was a bit of a day across the pond when the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. Ever the diplomat, Trump offered his congratulations to the country while visiting his golf course in Scotland, which voted overwhelmingly to stay. The locals’ unique insult structure brought such tags as “<a href="http://ernie23.tumblr.com/post/146413284049/sixohthree-yes-good-via"><b>mangled apricot hellbeast</b></a>” into the Tumblr lexicon for the first time.</p><figure data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="279" data-tumblr-attribution="sandandglass:mXgq8yhPqi2gSDX2dowh6Q:Z4ewHy28Y3fGl" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/0ee9e90fa3a82f6f64794d03ec491926/tumblr_o9hcdzRihB1qc8jh0o6_500.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="279"/></figure><p><b>Sanders endorses Clinton</b>: That was that.</p><p><b>Democratic National Convention</b>: Though the RNC was held days before, the DNC was the convention that got Tumblr talking. Clinton officially became the democratic nominee and we all thought the walkout by Sanders supporters was the craziest this thing was gonna get. </p><p><b>Halloween</b>: The least scary part of the election. Right before the DNC, engagement around #<a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/halloween"><b>Halloween</b></a> hit an all time high, up nearly 550% from earlier that week. Throughout August, the lull in the election correlated with an uptick in Halloween and by September 4th, there were hundreds of thousands of engagement with Halloween content per day.</p><h2><b>September 26 - October 19, 2016</b></h2><figure class="tmblr-full" data-orig-height="1157" data-orig-width="1492"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/3f9c3bc7581dd486dd765e29d98c0ff3/tumblr_inline_og4nf1kFxQ1qzo3up_540.png" data-orig-height="1157" data-orig-width="1492"/></figure><p><b>Joss Whedon, <a href="https://tmblr.co/m-GeqjH2fmLP0u2daEze6lg">@markruffalo</a>​, et al #<a href="http://savetheday.vote/">Save the Day</a></b>: This thing&hellip;</p><figure class="tmblr-embed tmblr-full" data-provider="youtube" data-orig-width="540" data-orig-height="304" data-url="https%3A%2F%2Fwww.youtube.com%2Fwatch%3Fv%3DnRp1CK_X_Yw"><iframe width="540" height="304" id="youtube_iframe" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/nRp1CK_X_Yw?feature=oembed&amp;enablejsapi=1&amp;origin=https://safe.txmblr.com&amp;wmode=opaque" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen=""></iframe></figure><p><b>Debate #1</b>: Oh, wow! Trump&rsquo;s public meltdown was the high point of the Tumblr conversation. </p><p><b>Debate #2</b>: This was the town hall style debate, which let Trump lurk behind Clinton while she spoke. It was also the night the world met #<a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/ken+bone"><b>Ken Bone</b></a>, an undecided voter who was curious about energy policies but will only be remembered for his mustache and red sweater. Eventually, his <a href="https://the-movemnt.tumblr.com/post/151798658840/national-hero-ken-bone-thinks-the-killing-of"><b>Reddit</b> <b>history</b></a> burst the Bone bubble</p><figure data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="500" data-tumblr-attribution="mtv:IurtlltWLChct3Qdnf5Sdg:ZGvpnx2DDZYDH" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/41f6acac71d45df00746ef2f114580a9/tumblr_oeuljpRj5f1qh9nffo1_500.gif" alt="image" data-orig-width="500" data-orig-height="500"/></figure><p><b><a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/michelle+obama">Michelle Obama</a>&rsquo;s speech</b>: Her emotionally-charged <a href="http://micdotcom.tumblr.com/post/151758854762/watch-michelle-obamas-speech-on-the-trump-tapes"><b>rebuttal</b></a> to the leaked video of Donald Trump boasting about sexual assault resonated on Tumblr. On October 14th, engagement around the #<a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/feminism"><b>feminism</b></a> tag increased 179% and the #<a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/consent"><b>consent</b></a> tag 283%.</p><p><b>Debate #3</b>: Clinton finished her clean sweep of the debates with a sick new <a href="https://www.tumblr.com/search/nasty+woman,+clinton"><b>nickname</b></a>:</p><figure data-orig-width="456" data-orig-height="920" class="tmblr-full"><img src="https://78.media.tumblr.com/d1307d89608f515e7357d1f4003a83b5/tumblr_inline_og2woickNX1qzo3up_540.jpg" alt="image" data-orig-width="456" data-orig-height="920"/></figure><p><i>[Art by <a href="https://tmblr.co/mOX0BNH8BQ-YRk5BdAohbEQ"></a><a href="https://tmblr.co/mOX0BNH8BQ-YRk5BdAohbEQ">@tonycliff</a>​​]</i></p><p>We’re still a few days out from the election, but as you can see, it’s been a long, wild ride. Keep tagging your posts and make sure you get out and vote on Tuesday (you can find out how right in your dashboard!). Just don’t take a selfie with your ballot, <a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-intersect/wp/2016/10/26/yes-your-ballot-selfie-still-might-be-illegal-sorry/"><b>please</b></a>. <br/></p>

The 2016 US presidential election has been dominating our collective consciousness for the last two years. We tried to distract ourselves wi...

Facts, Life, and Love: We all know gamers are the Master Race! Part 2) Here are some more facts: 1. Gamers have an improved eye-hand coordination compared to non-gamers Griffith, Voloschin, Gibb & Bailey, 1983 2. The relation between gaming and violent behaviour is highly overestimated (Ferguson & Kilburn, 2010) 3. Gamers are better at following multiple objects, due to better visual short-term memory skills (C.S. Green, D. Bavelier, 2006) 4. Surgeons who game, are likely more accurate while operating. Some of the skills required for surgery are improved by gaming (Kato, 2010) 5. Real-Time Strategy games like Starcraft can increase a players brain flexibility, which scientists described as "a cornerstone of human intelligence" (Glass, Maddox & Love, 2013) TARCAT you want to marry a girl in Korea, to defeat her father in 6. Gamers have a higher processing speed than non-gamers (Dye, Green & Bavelier, 2009) 7. A study where people played Super Mario showed an actual volumetric brain increase. This proves that certain games can actually t specific parts of the brain (Kühn et al., 2014) rain 8. MMORPGs are extremely social, often leading to lifelong friendships, and lifepartners (H. Cole & M. Griffiths, 2007) 9, MMORPGs allow people to express themselves in ways they're uncomfortable doing in real life, being whoever and whatever they want (H. Cole & M. Griffiths, 2007) 10. Gaming leads to recovery from workstress Still under research) We are still researching the 10th point. If you're a gamer, work 24 hours per week, and would like to participate contact me orn 9chat. It's a purely academic study, and fully PRAIS SCIENCE) Sorry for the long post, here's a Portal potato Power of Gaming (Part 2)
Facts, Life, and Love: We all know gamers are the Master Race!
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 1. Gamers have an improved eye-hand
 coordination compared to non-gamers
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 2. The relation between gaming and violent
 behaviour is highly overestimated (Ferguson &
 Kilburn, 2010)
 3. Gamers are better at following multiple
 objects, due to better visual short-term
 memory skills (C.S. Green, D. Bavelier, 2006)
 4. Surgeons who game, are likely more accurate
 while operating. Some of the skills required for
 surgery are improved by gaming (Kato, 2010)
 5. Real-Time Strategy games like Starcraft can
 increase a players brain flexibility, which
 scientists described as "a cornerstone of human
 intelligence" (Glass, Maddox & Love, 2013)
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 you want to marry a girl in Korea,
 to defeat her father in
 6. Gamers have a higher processing speed than
 non-gamers (Dye, Green & Bavelier, 2009)
 7. A study where people played Super Mario
 showed an actual volumetric brain increase. This
 proves that certain games can actually t
 specific parts of the brain (Kühn et al., 2014)
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 8. MMORPGs are extremely social, often leading
 to lifelong friendships, and lifepartners (H. Cole
 & M. Griffiths, 2007)
 9, MMORPGs allow people to express themselves
 in ways they're uncomfortable doing in real life,
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 & M. Griffiths, 2007)
 10. Gaming leads to recovery from workstress
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Power of Gaming (Part 2)

Power of Gaming (Part 2)

Bad, Be Like, and Ben Carson: AP Photo/Carlos Osorio We've been conditioned to think that only politicians can solve our problems. But at some point, maybe we will wake up and recognize that it was politicians who created our problems." -Ben Carson FOX NEWS channe <p><a href="http://armedandgayngerous.tumblr.com/post/139098447056/proudblackconservative-conservativecathy444" class="tumblr_blog">armedandgayngerous</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/139098361624/conservativecathy444-or-maybe-it-is-the-people" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://conservativecathy444.tumblr.com/post/139098001802">conservativecathy444</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>Or maybe it is the people who elect those politicians that are the ones responsible and the ones that created the problem…..</p> <p>Until the American people can see this truth nothing will change<br/></p> </blockquote> <p>“But personal responsibility is hard! I’d rather elect someone just as clueless as I am who tells me all the things that make me feel good but are ultimately meaningless! Hooray for mindless populism!”<br/></p> <p>Politicians are not some separate breed of human. They are not gods or divinely appointed emperors that came out of nowhere. We the People put them where they are. That idealistic image that Washington and Jefferson et. al. were just lowly farm boys with good hearts is utter nonsense. They were lawyers, generals, writers. They had long discourses and wrote theses and went to meetings. They were, in every sense, politicians. Electing Johnny Average with no formal political education, experience or training isn’t going to magically fix things. </p> </blockquote> <p>I think this is referring to career politicians; people who’ve let the draw of being elected and given power change who they are. They HAVE become a caste, in that sense.</p> </blockquote> <p>Even the term “career politician” I think is pretty meaningless. No one says “ew, I don’t want a *career doctor* operating on me! He’s too used to the draw of performing successful surgeries and being paid handsomely for it! I’d rather have the freshman med student do the job because he remembers what it was like to be like me!”</p><p>There’s really no great sin in making a “career” out of what you’re good at. That’s why most positions have term limits and reelections. If people continue to elect you, then those people have said that they want you to continue doing the job. Again, it’s the people making the decision. There are good politicians and bad ones, but the problems created by the bad ones are almost always solved by the good ones, rather than some inexperienced joker off the street who has absolutely no idea what he’s getting into or how to work the political landscape.</p>
Bad, Be Like, and Ben Carson: AP Photo/Carlos Osorio
 We've been conditioned to think that
 only politicians can solve our problems.
 But at some point, maybe we will wake
 up and recognize that it was politicians
 who created our problems."
 -Ben Carson
 FOX
 NEWS
 channe
<p><a href="http://armedandgayngerous.tumblr.com/post/139098447056/proudblackconservative-conservativecathy444" class="tumblr_blog">armedandgayngerous</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/139098361624/conservativecathy444-or-maybe-it-is-the-people" class="tumblr_blog">proudblackconservative</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://conservativecathy444.tumblr.com/post/139098001802">conservativecathy444</a>:</p>
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<p>Or maybe it is the people who elect those politicians that are the ones responsible and the ones that created the problem…..</p>
<p>Until the American people can see this truth nothing will change<br/></p>
</blockquote>

<p>“But personal responsibility is hard! I’d rather elect someone just as clueless as I am who tells me all the things that make me feel good but are ultimately meaningless! Hooray for mindless populism!”<br/></p>
<p>Politicians are not some separate breed of human. They are not gods or divinely appointed emperors that came out of nowhere. We the People put them where they are. That idealistic image that Washington and Jefferson et. al. were just lowly farm boys with good hearts is utter nonsense. They were lawyers, generals, writers. They had long discourses and wrote theses and went to meetings. They were, in every sense, politicians. Electing Johnny Average with no formal political education, experience or training isn’t going to magically fix things. </p>
</blockquote>
<p>I think this is referring to career politicians; people who’ve let the draw of being elected and given power change who they are. They HAVE become a caste, in that sense.</p>
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<p>Even the term “career politician” I think is pretty meaningless. No one says “ew, I don’t want a *career doctor* operating on me! He’s too used to the draw of performing successful surgeries and being paid handsomely for it! I’d rather have the freshman med student do the job because he remembers what it was like to be like me!”</p><p>There’s really no great sin in making a “career” out of what you’re good at. That’s why most positions have term limits and reelections. If people continue to elect you, then those people have said that they want you to continue doing the job. Again, it’s the people making the decision. There are good politicians  and bad ones, but the problems created by the bad ones are almost always solved by the good ones, rather than some inexperienced joker off the street who has absolutely no idea what he’s getting into or how to work the political landscape.</p>

armedandgayngerous: proudblackconservative: conservativecathy444: Or maybe it is the people who elect those politicians that are the ones...