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US voting day! 2018-11-06 13:45 UTC
I was thinking I would post about radiation and chemo therapy, but it's voting day in the US, and that's much more important. I thought about how I could stress the importance of showing up to vote, but there's no way I can say it better than Seth Godin did today on his blog. Here's part of what he said:

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We're being played, manipulated and pushed around. It's important to not fall for it.

Here's the simple math:

If you're tempted to not vote because of the vitriol or the imperfect nature of the choices, then you're supporting a downward cycle, in which the candidate who best suppresses voter turnout of the opponent's backer wins.

On the other hand, if you always vote for the least-bad option, then a forward cycle will kick in, in which candidates (and their consultants and backers, who are also causing this problem) will realize that always being a little less bad than the other guy is a winning strategy. Which leads to a virtuous cycle in the right direction.

Don't get tricked. Show up.

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here's a link to his full post. I'll go back to cancer posts starting tomorrow :)

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