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posted by cmn32480 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @12:10PM   Printer-friendly
from the not-the-people dept.

And the winner of the 2016 U.S. Presidential election, as reported by the major mainstream media outlets is Donald Trump. It has also been reported that Hillary Clinton called President-elect Donald Trump to concede.

Electoral vote count (so far): 279 for Donald Trump, 218 for Hillary Clinton. 270 electoral votes are needed to win.

Popular vote: 57,227,164 votes (48.0%) for Donald Trump, 56,279,305 votes (47.2%) for Hillary Clinton. Update: Now it is closer to 59,085,795 votes (47.5%) for Donald Trump and 59,236,903 votes (47.6%) for Hillary Clinton.

Yell, scream, gnash teeth... but please keep it civil.

Results at CNN, NYT, FiveThirtyEight, Wikipedia.

takyon: Republicans have retained control of the House and Senate.

Here's some market news:

Dow futures plunge nearly 750 points as investors warily eye electoral map
Asian markets plummet on likelihood of Trump victory
Bitcoin price soars as Trump pulls ahead
Opinion: How to profit from a Donald Trump victory

Ballot measure results will be covered in an upcoming story. Some initial results can be found at Ballotpedia and CNN.

[TMB Note: Stop breaking stuff, cmn32480]

 
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  • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @11:12AM

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @11:12AM (#424519) Homepage Journal

    Damn girl - that little speech can't really be improved on. It really can't. This is the part of the country where you find real men, and real women. This is where hard work means something. It's where stuff gets done.

    Our rejects go running off to New York or Los Angeles, to become prostitutes and dope heads.

    Flyover country, indeed.

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  • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @01:00PM

    by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @01:00PM (#424578) Journal

    Jesus, Runaway, this is fundamentally why nothing real and lasting will happen under President Trump. You simply cannot, cannot resist insulting the people who agree with you on certain issues. You must insult them.

    Calling me 'girl' is one such example. I disagree with you often, but I never call you 'bitch' or 'pansy,' though others might think you have more than earned such epithets.

    Let me couch my comments on 'flyover country.' Young people in 'flyover country' migrate to places like Los Angeles, Atlanta, and New York because their home towns don't recognize or reward their impulse to do something new. LA and NYC and other urban centers at least afford them the chance to break out. Des Moines, and places like it, never will. That doesn't mean that those places have no value, which I wrote about earlier, but it also doesn't mean that urban centers like LA and NYC don't have any value either.

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    • (Score: 1, Informative) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @01:10PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @01:10PM (#424579)

      Um, it's just an expression.

      You're making way too much over this.

      • (Score: 0, Flamebait) by Phoenix666 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:20PM

        by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @02:20PM (#424616) Journal

        You're right, Cocksucker. Oh, wait, that's just an expression. I didn't mean you literally suck cock. Don't make too much of it.

        See how that works? I can debase you to no end, then claim I didn't mean it, and get to both deliver the insult and pretend that I shouldn't face the consequences.

        Here the ink on the election results isn't even dry, and you're already hard at work erasing any potential good from the result through sheer dumbfuckery. ProTip: shut the fuck up and let any positive consensus following from this election proceed, because it will benefit you and everyone else.

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        • (Score: 2) by Runaway1956 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @05:24PM

          by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @05:24PM (#424748) Homepage Journal

          ROFLMAO

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        • (Score: 5, Insightful) by Marand on Wednesday November 09 2016, @11:54PM

          by Marand (1081) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @11:54PM (#424917) Journal

          I think the most interesting thing about this comment thread is the logic leap that took you from someone using a fairly common exclamation (one with a positive meaning, no less; it's used as a compliment) to you being insulted because it had the word "girl" in it. You just automatically assumed that because there's a feminine word there, that the remark just had to be an insult. Worse still, after someone tried to explain it, you doubled down on the outrage and equated it to being debased and called a cocksucker.

          That says more about your mindset than the commenter's. Taking the exchange as-is without outside context, it looks like you're either doggedly searching for something to be offended about, or you have a piss-poor opinion of women and are projecting that. Giving you the benefit of the doubt, I think it's more likely that you're just on edge because of the election tension. Tempers have been running hot for months and a lot of people just seem ready to snap. Take a few deep breaths and relax.

          (In case it's still not clear, Runaway's comment seems to be commending you for your well-stated (in his opinion) rant about people dismissing "fly-over country", and your reaction was to get pissed off and pick a fight over him agreeing with you. Chill.)

          • (Score: 1, Interesting) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 10 2016, @02:30AM

            by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 10 2016, @02:30AM (#424962)

            Taking the exchange as-is without outside context, it looks like you're either doggedly searching for something to be offended about, or you have a piss-poor opinion of women and are projecting that.

            It also occurs to me that maybe Phoenix is female and objects (as a woman) to being called a girl? Forgetting that by posting as Phoenix we dont know that and so an unintended insult occurred. Hmmm. Must admit Phoenix being female hadnt occurred to me before but now I look at their posts again, its plausible. Not that I care either way, just greatfull for all his/her posts!

            • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Thursday November 10 2016, @11:44AM

              by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Thursday November 10 2016, @11:44AM (#425090) Journal

              No, very much male. My reaction was born of frustration at trying very hard to give even the most vituperative members of the SN community their due on an emotionally charged subject, only to have it repaid with churlish, sophomoric quips.

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              • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 10 2016, @11:57AM

                by Anonymous Coward on Thursday November 10 2016, @11:57AM (#425092)

                The other possibility is maybe you're an asshole?

                Just putting it out there.

    • (Score: 2) by VLM on Wednesday November 09 2016, @03:27PM

      by VLM (445) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @03:27PM (#424673)

      Des Moines, and places like it, never will.

      Oh please, the "magic dirt" mythology at work.

      Right up there with SV only exists because SV is built on magic dirt such that nobody anywhere else can program, there's something in SV dirt, you know, like LSD or something.

      "Magic coastal dirt" theory doesn't apply for music, programming, commodities trading, engineering, science, real estate, frankly anything industry or corporate in general ... I'll give you it does apply for shit tier "modern art" which is mostly trash, and broadway musicals and its showtunes, so there's about 0.0001% of the population that's gonna have to move to the coasts.

      I will say jobs are unevenly distributed. More commodities jobs in Chicago than rural Oklahoma and more petroleum engineering jobs in New Orleans than anywhere in Michigan.

      • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Wednesday November 09 2016, @04:29PM

        by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 09 2016, @04:29PM (#424717) Journal

        It's not a question of geography. There are no such barriers to innovation in the Internet Age. But different communities develop local cultures that lend (or do not lend) themselves to experimentation and innovation, do they not? Take Austin, TX as an example. "Silicon Prairie," I believe they have dubbed it. It has Google Fiber and a robust start-up scene. Yet it's smack-dab in the middle of "Flyover Country." Is that a function of "magic dirt?" No. It is a function of intentional policies to encourage creativity.

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  • (Score: 2) by Thexalon on Wednesday November 09 2016, @03:23PM

    by Thexalon (636) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @03:23PM (#424666)

    This is the part of the country where you find real men, and real women. This is where hard work means something. It's where stuff gets done.

    That is total nonsense: "Real men" and "Real women" aren't a matter of geography. Neither is hard work, nor is stuff getting done. You can find plenty of good and courageous people that work their butts off in both the inner cities and the most rural areas of Wyoming. You can also find bums and criminals and the worst kind of scum in both the inner cities and the most rural areas of the country.

    That's all a matter of character. Not population density, not race, not religion, not gender, and not sexual orientation.

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    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @03:40PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Wednesday November 09 2016, @03:40PM (#424685)

      He simply listens to too many contemporary country song lyrics.

    • (Score: 3, Insightful) by art guerrilla on Wednesday November 09 2016, @07:03PM

      by art guerrilla (3082) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @07:03PM (#424798)

      nope, there is a qualitative difference in the people and their capabilities...
      city mice may have (MAY) various urban skills that have ZERO value outside the context of a cancerous blight on yhe landscape known as cities...
      country mice have generalized knowledge and skills that are ACTUALLY useful for living ANYWHERE; but city mice disparage them for having dirt under their fingernails and knowing how to skin a deer, etc...
      stupid city mice, when the hard rain comes, our dogs will be cracking your bones for the marrow...
      (note, OF COURSE there are SOME FEW city mice who can snare a rabbit, grow a crop, etc; but there are both FAR MORE country mice who can do the same tasks city mice can do, PLUS a FAR wider population who can do canning, repair a tractor, raise a barn, etc, that are REAL skills for survival...
      um, when the hard rain comes, 'social media' "skills" won't mean shit...)

      • (Score: 2) by Thexalon on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:57PM

        by Thexalon (636) on Wednesday November 09 2016, @08:57PM (#424846)

        There are some city-mice skills that country-mice lack, though, that are also pretty valuable. For instance:
        - When is a loud "bang" a car backfiring, a gunshot, a gunshot close enough that you need to duck for cover, or the wind knocking over a trash can?
        - Which beggars are legitimately in need of help, and which ones are the professionals who actually live quite comfortably?
        - What's the best way to get from point A to point B during rush hour? City travelling is very different from country driving.

        And the country skills that you value so highly are just as useless in a high-density city as the things I just mentioned are in the country. For example, you aren't going to go deer hunting in New York.

        And for the record, I've been both a city mouse and a country mouse. They both have their challenges, and their advantages.

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        • (Score: 2) by Phoenix666 on Thursday November 10 2016, @11:52AM

          by Phoenix666 (552) Subscriber Badge on Thursday November 10 2016, @11:52AM (#425091) Journal

          As a fellow former-country mouse and current city mouse I'd agree. The country mouse skills he was talking about can be practiced in the city, too, it's just that the local culture thinks they're weird.

          I took my kids walking in Prospect Park, in Brooklyn, last summer. My neighbor came along with his two kids, who are the same age as mine. On the walk I was teaching my kids how to identify useful plants and trees, what their uses were ("chew willow bark to cure a headache"), how to built a lean-to, and how to harvest wild edibles. My neighbor, born and raised in Brooklyn, looked at me like I was from Mars. He wouldn't let his kids touch the willow trees or anything else because they might be dirty.

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        • (Score: 2) by Marand on Saturday November 12 2016, @06:28AM

          by Marand (1081) on Saturday November 12 2016, @06:28AM (#425943) Journal

          For example, you aren't going to go deer hunting in New York.

          I noticed this a few days late, but whatever. There are plenty of places you can go deer hunting in New York, because there's an entire state with that name, and most of it is nothing like NYC. The mistake is rather fitting given the topic, since many NY residents -- especially on the western side of the state -- tend to be rather touchy and even bitter about being ignored and treated like the only part of NY that matters is NYC.

          People's general attitude is that, once you leave NYC, everything else in the state is just "flyover country" that nobody gives a fuck about, and there are a lot of pissed off residents because of it. In fact, there's a lot of built-up resentment over NYC because the rest of the state is crumbling and they feel like nobody cares because NYC has a disproportionate amount of control over the entire state, most of which is nothing at all like NYC.

          That's the kind of building tension that's been a big part of this election.

          Disclaimer: this is just my personal observation of attitudes in the state. I've lived in the NYC area before and I have relatives in other parts of the state, so I've seen both sides of this disconnect.