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Re:The Great State Debate
« Reply #105 on: July 16, 2003, 11:21:49 pm »

I cast my vote for Idaho.  The arguments moved that state from the middle of the pack to above the other western states, at least for me.  The debates were cogent and concise, and made a good case for the state.

Great job all-around, Exitus.
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Re:The Great State Debate
« Reply #106 on: July 17, 2003, 07:57:23 am »

I'm casting my vote for Joe.  He did a great amount of research, his arguments were persuasive and he made the posts easy to read with convenient links.  I especialy like that his rebuttals were concise and right to-the-point.

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Re:The Great State Debate
« Reply #107 on: July 17, 2003, 03:37:30 pm »

Each state will get only one vote (i.e., Gary's vote will count for Delaware.)

You might want to better explain that, as it is quite confusing.

Okay, I'll try.  The following individuals have already voted:

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FreedomRoad
Keith Murphy
exitus....

The following individuals are entitled to vote, but haven't done so yet:

Gary Snyder
RobertH
Joe (aka Solitar)
Azurecanine
Quincy
Karl Beisel

Only votes received by the deadline (11:30 PM EDT, July 22nd) will count.  If there is a tie, there will be a tie.

ZuG:  Quincy added a short closing statement for Montana.  You can copy it to your debate record thread, although it is too late to count for voting purposes.

ND and SD closing statements are also welcome, from anyone who wants to volunteer.  500 word limit.
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Re:The Great State Debate
« Reply #108 on: July 17, 2003, 04:56:35 pm »

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Also, I will reverse my previous ruling.  Since both of Jill's Alaska statements are past the deadline, and don't give other participants a chance to respond, my statements will be the official ones and should be copied to your thread.

Jill's statements could still be posted to this thread, or another appropriate pro-Alaska thread.

Mea Culpa on this..... She had finished the statement on 6-30-2003. I was out of town when the deadline came up.... I should have called her, and walked her through the posting process if needed.

Thanx for picking up my fumble.
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Re:The Great State Debate
« Reply #109 on: July 18, 2003, 09:37:40 am »

Mea Culpa on this..... She had finished the statement on 6-30-2003. I was out of town when the deadline came up.... I should have called her, and walked her through the posting process if needed.

Kristopher: Go ahead and post Jill's statements here, or on another appropriate Alaska thread.  They won't count for the official debate, but maybe they will help someone decide how to vote.
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Re:The Great State Debate
« Reply #110 on: July 18, 2003, 09:38:42 am »

Just a reminder:


The following individuals are entitled to vote, but haven't done so yet:

Gary Snyder
RobertH
Joe (aka Solitar)
Azurecanine
Quincy
Karl Beisel

Only votes received by the deadline (11:30 PM EDT, July 22nd) will count.  If there is a tie, there will be a tie.
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Re:The Great State Debate
« Reply #111 on: July 20, 2003, 01:13:37 pm »

Still looking for votes on who won the debate, from:

Gary Snyder
RobertH
Joe (aka Solitar)
Azurecanine
Quincy
Karl Beisel

Only votes received by the deadline (11:30 PM EDT, July 22nd) will count.  If there is a tie, there will be a tie.


ZuG:  Can you create a .pdf file of the entire debate to add to the State Reports page?  Can anyone else help with this?
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Re:The Great State Debate
« Reply #112 on: July 21, 2003, 10:18:50 pm »

My vote is for Keith/NH.  He focused nicely on NH's advantages in getting people elected.
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Re:The Great State Debate
« Reply #113 on: July 22, 2003, 01:50:15 am »

My vote goes to Exitus.  

His posts went the furthest toward alleviating concerns I had about the state he represented.

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Re:The Great State Debate
« Reply #114 on: July 22, 2003, 10:58:04 pm »

My vote goes to Alaska.

I thought it made the clearest, best case, even if it did somewhat dismiss the "remote" factor.

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Re:The Great State Debate
« Reply #115 on: July 23, 2003, 08:05:48 am »

...And the winner of the Great State Debate is:

exitus..., representing Idaho.  Congratulations!

There's no trophy or prize money, but you've gained the respect of your competitors and the appreciation of the Idaho contingent for a job well done.

The final vote tally:

exitus (ID):  3
FreedomRoad (VT): 1
Keith Murphy (NH): 1
Joe, aka Solitar (ME): 1
RobertH (WY): 1
craft_6 (AK): 1

Thanks again to everyone who participated.

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Re:The Great State Debate
« Reply #116 on: July 23, 2003, 08:37:51 am »

I'm honored.  I don't know what else to say, thanks.


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Re:The Great State Debate
« Reply #117 on: August 29, 2003, 02:28:46 pm »

"Alaska is the most opted-out-of state. "

I know it's late in the game for much effect, but I'd like to add my 2 cents worth re: opt-outs. I first found out about FSP 8/14 (thank you, Paul Harvey), did a quick look and signed up. Opted out of Alaska, because I wasn't sure about it, figuring I could opt-in later. Opted out of ND & SD because I don't want to move there. So, as I researched, Alaska became more acceptable. Also, as I researched, it came to me that What we are doing is more important than Where we are doing it, so, yes, I would move to either of the Dakotas. (Luckily for me, it looks like that won't be necessary.)
Just my long-winded way of saying opt-outs may have changed between sign-up and now.

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