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If not Trump or Biden, who would you prefer?


A poll:  If not Trump or Biden, who would you prefer?

Since about half of American voters would not vote for Trump, and about another half would not vote for Biden, who among these do you think would make a better POTUS than either of them?

Your vote is confidential, even I who posted this poll can not determine who votes.  You can comment below if you wish.  To vote, you must click on one of the little circles to the left of the names, and then click on the word "VOTE" below them.

Results will be posted from time to time on the ad for this poll posted on the Front Page.   

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MODERATION - IS IT TOO STRICT OR TOO LENIENT OR OKAY AS IS?


There has been a debate going on these days about moderation on the Metrified group.  Much discussion has been made about whether the moderation on NT is either too strict or too lenient, with the result of either causing membership in NT to increase, decrease, be attractive to new members, or turn them off.  

Because I am the site's spam police, and my duty is to review what every new member signing on posts, and to watch them for a while, to make sure they are not spammers, and if I see that they are spammers then to delete their membership, I get to see the fact that most new applicants for membership watch for a short time what is being posted on the site, and in most cases, unfortunately, they disappear never to be seen again. Because spammers know that during Western Hemisphere sleeping hours they might be able to post their spam (advertising, etc.) and get away with it for a while, that's when they mostly choose to post, and that is when I am awake and usually on my computer so I get to see it almost instantly and able to delete it.   

So I am concerned about why so many who sign up are never heard from again.  Depending on the wishes of the new member, either they want to be on a site that is civil, or they want to troll and insult and cause chaos.  If they see nasty comments, unnecessary filth, insults, stupidity on the site, they may think this is the place tor them and they will get involved and increase the chaos and the pressure on the moderators.  Is that what you want?   Is that why you're here?  If it were a civil site, then civil members are more apt to join in.  And I've made it pretty clear that that is what I would prefer to see. 

So this poll is for the purpose of indicating the feelings of the members here, how many would prefer stricter moderation to clean up the garbage, or else more lenient moderation to allow for more of it.  You might also feel that the moderation is okay just the way it is.   Please vote so we can all see how you feel.

To vote, just click on the little circle to the left of your choice - and vote only on ONE choice.  Then click on the word "VOTE" that is under the three circles.  Your vote is anonymous.

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Should the Democrats Abandon or Continue the Impeachment Procedure?

When I read this article, I started to wonder if the continuation of the Impeachment Procedure was going to cause the Democrats more harm than good. 


DEMOCRAT CONGRESSMAN LEAVING PARTY OVER IMPEACHMENT, BECOMING REPUBLICAN


By   Daily Wire,   December 14, 2019:

New Jersey Democratic Congressman Jeff Van Drew, who has strongly opposed the Democrats’ impeachment efforts, is leaving the Democratic Party and becoming a member of the Republican Party after meeting with President Donald Trump.

“Van Drew’s congressional and campaign staff were informed he was planning to switch parties on Saturday, according to Democratic sources,” Politico   reported . “The question was now when, not if, Van Drew was joining the Republican Party, according to several Democrats with knowledge of the ongoing conversations.”

Van Drew reportedly met “at length” with Trump on Friday and his decision to switch parties is supposed to be officially announced in the near future, a top GOP source told Politico.

The Washington Post   reported   that his decision to switch parties delivered “a political jolt to Democrats ahead of next week’s expected vote to impeach the president.”

News of Van Drew’s defection went viral online moments after the story broke with many noting that the move is highly damaging to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment efforts.

Federalist co-founder Sean Davis tweeted: “Nancy Pelosi isn’t just hemorrhaging votes for her impeachment gambit, she’s now facing wholesale defections from the Democrat party because of its impeachment hysteria.”

he Washington Post   reported   that his decision to switch parties delivered “a political jolt to Democrats ahead of next week’s expected vote to impeach the president.”

News of Van Drew’s defection went viral online moments after the story broke with many noting that the move is highly damaging to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s impeachment efforts.

Federalist co-founder Sean Davis tweeted: “Nancy Pelosi isn’t just hemorrhaging votes for her impeachment gambit, she’s now facing wholesale defections from the Democrat party because of its impeachment hysteria.”


Nancy Pelosi isn't just hemorrhaging votes for her impeachment gambit, she's now facing wholesale defections from the Democrat party because of its impeachment hysteria.   https://t.co/iWkH1bcous — Sean Davis (@seanmdav)   December 14, 2019


Bryan Dean Wright, a Democrat and former CIA officer, responded to the news by writing on Twitter: “Turns out people get tired of defending a party that’s spent the past three years embracing Socialists, anti-Semites, and hysteria.”


Turns out people get tired of defending a party that’s spent the past three years embracing Socialists, anti-Semites, and hysteria. https://t.co/8Wnr0Vw1EH — Bryan Dean Wright (@BryanDeanWright) December 14, 2019

So I began to wonder how the NT membership felt about it, and decided to conduct this poll.

POLL QUESTION:   Should the Democrats end or continue the impeachment process?

To vote, click the little circle to the left of the choice, then click the word "VOTE" under the choices.

 

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How Old Are NT Users? - A Poll

Recently I saw a comment that NT users were mostly very old, making this site unattractive for younger members to join.  I believe that was just an opinion, but then I was curious - what is the age distribution on this site?  Please complete this poll so we can have a definitive answer about the ages of NT users.  You are not giving up much privacy because the request is not for a specific age, but within a range of ages.

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What Do You Call This Season - Autumn or Fall? (Poll)


What Do You Call This Season - Autumn or Fall?  (Poll)

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I think you will have to click a link on the upper right of this article that says "Open for Voting" to open the poll for your vote.

In England, most people would say Autumn, and in the USA most people might say "Fall".  I'm constantly confused about which word to use, because I'm from a country in the middle that borrows from both British English and American English.  After you have answered the question, read this article:

Why Does Autumn Have Two Names?

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/climate-weather/stories/why-does-autumn-have-two-names?utm_source=Weekly+Newsletter&utm_campaign=558c9cd7f2-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_FRI105_2018&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_fcbff2e256-558c9cd7f2-42427481

 
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