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Have changed my view of it for the worse
  3155 votes / 17%
Have failed to change my negative view of it
  5781 votes / 32%
Haven't swayed me from basic neutrality
  4774 votes / 26%
Have failed to change my positive view of it
  1824 votes / 10%
Have changed my view of it for the better
  437 votes / 2%
The ones under my mattress are safe as ever!
  1931 votes / 10%
17902 total votes.
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  • Don't complain about lack of options. You've got to pick a few when you do multiple choice. Those are the breaks.
  • Feel free to suggest poll ideas if you're feeling creative. I'd strongly suggest reading the past polls first.
  • This whole thing is wildly inaccurate. Rounding errors, ballot stuffers, dynamic IPs, firewalls. If you're using these numbers to do anything important, you're insane.
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  • Re:US dollar (Score:3, Informative)

    by Anonymous Coward on Thursday March 13, 2014 @05:26PM (#46477473)

    It has value for five reasons:
    1) Dollars are considered legal tender by the U.S. government for all debts public and private.
    2) OPEC oil is quoted in dollars, so it creates demand for the U.S. dollar.
    3) It's the world's reserve currency.
    4) Everyone in the U.S. is already using it.
    5) You can't just print them yourself.

    Other than that, yeah, it's just a fancy piece of paper.

  • Re: US dollar (Score:4, Informative)

    by LF11 (18760) on Saturday March 15, 2014 @03:51PM (#46494265) Homepage
    No, actually. De Beers hired Edward Bernays to promote their products, and our modern association of diamonds with marriage, love, and sexuality is entirely a result of Bernays' work. Here are some other things Bernays is directly responsible for:

    * Women smoking as a symbol of feminine power and equality

    * Bacon is a great breakfast food

    * Communism is bad and should be feared

    * Fluoridated water prevents cavities

    * The 1954 Guatemalan coup, a model that is currently being used in the Middle East and the Ukraine.

    There are many more. Of particular note is that Goebbels used Bernays' template to generate popular German support for the Holocaust, in a very similar fashion to the way American sentiment is being moved against Muslims.

    But the demand for diamonds is purely a result of his paid promotional work for De Beers.

Remember, UNIX spelled backwards is XINU. -- Mt.


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