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21626  Election Archive / 2012 Senatorial Election Polls / MI: EPIC/MRI: Sen. Stabenow's lead down to 6 on: November 19, 2011, 02:47:16 am
New Poll: Michigan Senator by EPIC/MRI on 2011-11-17

Summary: D: 48%, R: 42%, U: 10%

Poll Source URL: Full Poll Details

21627  Election Archive / 2012 U.S. Presidential Primary Election Polls / MI PrimR: EPIC/MRI: Romney leads by double-digits, Gingrich 2nd on: November 19, 2011, 02:41:25 am
New Poll: Michigan President by EPIC/MRI on 2011-11-19

Summary:
Romney:
34%
Gingrich:
20%
Cain:
13%
Paul:
8%
Other:
12%
Undecided:
13%

Poll Source URL: Full Poll Details

21628  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: The size of my Wiener on: November 19, 2011, 02:05:26 am
ugh.. Kebabs are so gross.  That sickly meat product that is usually over cooked so it's dry and hard and then doused in cucumber sauce...  I'd rather have a cardboard burger from McDonalds.  They're probably healthier for you.

My ultimate drunk snack was Leberkässemmerl with mustard.  Leberkäse, literally, liver cheese, is actually a pseudo bologna but better and it's shaped into a loaf form and sliced and put on crusty kaiser rolls with good spicy mustard.  It's pretty awesome.

Not if you eat the Austrian version of Kebab, which is a huge Puten-Kebab incl. salad in it and a really good mayonaise-ish sauce and a really sharp spice.

I have had this Puten-Kebab mostly in bigger restaurants, owned by Austrians of Turkish origin (people who were born here, but have Turkish parents). These restaurants are mostly 100% visited by Austrians and bursting because of business in there. They also know that Austrians like Puten-Kebab more than the original version.

On the other hand, you have the Kebab stands operated by Turkish immigrants who sell the stuff that you described and where you only find their relatives standing nearby and 1 Austrian customer every 3 days.

And, yes, the Leberkässemmel is always good - especially in the morning hours and in times like these when it's cold outside. Including mustard, pepperoni or pickles.
Funny enough I had exactly what you describe in Cologne of all places.  And it was much much better... but it wasn't turkey.  It was lamb I think... and it was made by Turkish immigrants.  I still prefer Austrian or native German cuisine... things like Schnitzel and Wurstsalat or Schweinebraten or Knödel.  My friends from South Tyrol made me some kind of poor man's food called Moos I believe... just flour and butter and milk cooked with salt.  It's surprisingly good but it will give you a stomach ache if you eat too much.

Another of my favorite German snackfoods is Currywurst with french fries doused in that curry ketchup (warm).  

What you mean is actually the so called "Muas", or as my "master chef mom" makes it: "Äpflmuas" or "Kerschmuas" - incl. slices of apples or cherrys in it.

It's not "Apfelmus" in the direct sense, because that would translate into "apple sauce" - and that has not much to do with the dish.

This dish is very old and common in the Salzburg, Tyrol (also South) and Vorarlberg region. And you are right: If you eat a ton of it, you can get sick because there's usually a lot of butter or fat involved in cooking it. My grandma used to put in about 1/4 kilogram of butter when she made it 50 years ago. Your pancreas would have to argue with you after some time. It's like eating a 10-inch piece of Tiramisu at once ... Wink

PS: I think the reason for the big amount of fat was because there were many farmers in the area 50 years ago and they worked hard. So, it was easy to cook and they needed all the fat because they had hard work on the fields and in the forests, chopping wood.

What you refer to as "Moos" is actually not eatable, because Moos is growing around trees, I think it's called "moss" in English.
21629  Election Archive / 2012 U.S. Presidential General Election Polls / Re: National Tracking Poll Thread on: November 18, 2011, 03:09:15 pm
North Carolina:

Generic Republican 44%, Obama 42%

Just 46% of North Carolina voters approve of the way that the president is performing his job, while 52% disapprove. Those figures include 27% who Strongly Approve and 43% who Strongly Disapprove, giving the president an Approval Index rating of -16. Those numbers are broadly similar to Obama's national job approval ratings, confirming North Carolina’s role as a swing state for 2012. The importance of North Carolina to the White House was highlighted by the decision to select Charlotte as the site for the Democratic National Convention.

The survey of 500 Likely Voters in North Carolina was derived from nightly presidential tracking poll surveys conducted October 19-November 17, 2011 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 4.5 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conducted by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See methodology.

Twenty percent (20%) of voters in the Tar Heel State believe the country is generally heading in the right direction. Seventy-four percent (74%) say the nation has gotten off on the wrong track. Again, those numbers are similar to the national average and states like Florida, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Most North Carolina voters (51%) name the economy as the most important issue for the upcoming election. Fifteen percent (15%) say their top priority is fiscal policy issues such as taxes and government spending, while another 15% cite domestic issues such as Social Security and health care. Cultural issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion are most important for five percent (5%). Just four percent (4%) view national security issues as most important.

http://www.rasmussenreports.com/public_content/politics/elections/election_2012/election_2012_presidential_election/north_carolina/election_2012_north_carolina_generic_presidential_ballot
21630  Forum Community / Forum Community / Re: have you ever been prescribed anti-anxiety or antidepressant medication? on: November 18, 2011, 02:59:51 pm
Nope, not directly.

But beta-blockers, because I had high blood pressure.
21631  Forum Community / Off-topic Board / Who would the characters of ... on: November 18, 2011, 02:53:00 pm
"The Big Bang Theory" vote for in an Obama vs. Gingrich election ?

Sheldon Cooper
Amy Farrah Fowler
Leonard Hofstadter
Priya Koothrappali
Howard Wolowitz
Bernadette Rostenkowski
Raj Koothrappali
Penny
Leslie Winkle
Mary Cooper
Mrs. Wolowitz
Mr. Koothrappali
Mrs. Koothrappali
Beverly Hofstadter
Stuart
Wil Wheaton
Barry Kripke
Summer Glau
George Takei
Charlie Sheen
Steve Wozniak
LeVar Burton
Brent Spiner

What do you think ?
21632  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Polls on Same-Sex Marriage State Laws on: November 18, 2011, 02:32:49 pm
What exactly makes SD so gay friendly ?
21633  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Polls on Same-Sex Marriage State Laws on: November 18, 2011, 02:30:21 pm
Here's a comparable map of how the referendums have gone so far (between 1998 and 2008):



Incl. NC and MN next year (according to polls now):

21634  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Polls on Same-Sex Marriage State Laws on: November 18, 2011, 02:09:32 pm
21635  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Polls on Same-Sex Marriage State Laws on: November 18, 2011, 02:07:05 pm
Mississippi (PPP):

Do you think same-sex marriage should be legal or illegal?

Legal............................................................... 13%
Illegal .............................................................. 78%

Which of the following best describes your opinion on gay marriage: gay couples should be allowed to legally marry, or gay couples should be allowed to form civil unions but not legally marry, or there should be no legal recognition of a gay couple's relationship?

10% Gay couples should be allowed to legally marry
28% Gay couples should be allowed to form civil unions but not marry
60% There should be no legal recognition of a gay couple's relationship
  2% Not sure

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/PPP_Release_MS_1118.pdf
21636  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / PPP: Today, Abraham Lincoln would beat Jefferson Davis in Mississippi on: November 18, 2011, 02:04:54 pm
If there was a Presidential election between Jefferson Davis and Abraham Lincoln, who would you vote for?

Abraham Lincoln............................................. 55%
Jefferson Davis ............................................... 28%

Do you think interracial marriage should be legal or illegal?

Legal............................................................... 60%
Illegal .............................................................. 23%

Would you support or oppose Mississippi seceding from the United States?

Support ........................................................... 10%
Oppose ........................................................... 68%

http://www.publicpolicypolling.com/pdf/2011/PPP_Release_MS_1118.pdf
21637  General Politics / Political Geography & Demographics / Re: US birth rate slowing, hispanics especially on: November 18, 2011, 01:27:32 pm
You might be interested in this:

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=94027.0

and this:

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=139584.0

and this:

http://uselectionatlas.org/FORUM/index.php?topic=123276.0
21638  Election Archive / 2012 Elections / PPP preview of AZ & PA on: November 18, 2011, 01:19:39 pm
First night in AZ and PA:

Cain really fading, big leads for Newt.

Makes sense bc Newt was always 2nd choice of Cain voters.

http://twitter.com/ppppolls/status/137555967805108226
21639  Election Archive / 2012 Senatorial Election Polls / Re: FL: Rasmussen: Mack (R) beats Sen. Nelson (D) by 4 on: November 18, 2011, 01:16:39 pm
Looks like this might become close after all ...
21640  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: NOVEMBER 2011 SENATE AT LARGE BY ELECTION on: November 18, 2011, 01:14:15 pm
1. Nathan
2. Yelnoc
3. Cincinnatus
21641  Election Archive / 2012 U.S. Presidential Primary Election Polls / Re: NH Primary: Gingrich catches Romney! on: November 18, 2011, 01:12:07 pm
If these last couple of polls are correct, Romney seems to be in huge trouble.

But there are still 5 weeks until the Christmas holidays.
21642  Election Archive / 2012 U.S. Presidential Primary Election Polls / Zogby: Romney drops back to 3rd nationally on: November 18, 2011, 01:05:59 pm
32% Gingrich
26% Cain
14% Romney
  8% Paul
  6% Perry
  3% Huntsman
  3% Santorum
  2% Bachmann
  1% Johnson
  7% Undecided

42-44 Obama/Romney
47-46 Obama/Gingrich
47-44 Obama/Cain
48-41 Obama/Perry

http://www.ibopezogby.com/news/2011/11/17/ibope-zogby-poll-gingrich-takes-lead-gop-field-romney-drops-third
21643  Election Archive / 2012 Senatorial Election Polls / FL: Wilson Perkins Allen: Nelson (D) leads Mack (R) by 6 on: November 18, 2011, 12:59:13 pm
New Poll: Florida Senator by Wilson Perkins Allen on 2011-11-17

Summary: D: 45%, R: 39%, U: 16%

Poll Source URL: Full Poll Details

21644  Election Archive / 2012 Senatorial Election Polls / FL: Rasmussen: Mack (R) beats Sen. Nelson (D) by 4 on: November 18, 2011, 12:57:14 pm
New Poll: Florida Senator by Rasmussen on 2011-11-17

Summary: D: 39%, R: 43%, U: 13%

Poll Source URL: Full Poll Details

21645  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: 2011 State Elections in Germany on: November 18, 2011, 10:45:31 am
I think it's a fair system. The 33% requirement isn't hard to meet if the topic interests enough people, and it ensures the decision is taken only if a reasonable share of the population supports it. The italian system is far worse, as it require a turnout rate above 50% counting both yes and no votes, which encourage opponents to just abstain to ensure the proposal fails.

Yeah, you are right.

But still, 65% turnout would be about what is needed for this thing to pass (well, fail actually).

And I doubt if a simple referendum can do that if the state election only had 66% turnout.

It all depends on how motivated the "yes" supporters are. I'm sure it's possible to find 33% of registered voters who oppose Stuttgart 21, so all lies on GOTV operations. After all, Italy managed to have 50.86% (!) of its registered voters say no to nuclear energy.

The problem is, 33% of 7.630.000 people would be 2.518.000 people.

And in the state elections, the Greens only managed to get 1.2 Mio. votes.
21646  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: 2011 State Elections in Germany on: November 18, 2011, 10:36:54 am
I think it would be better to have a 50% turnout requirement in this case and a binding "Yes/No vote out of those who voted.
21647  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: 2011 State Elections in Germany on: November 18, 2011, 10:26:04 am
I think it's a fair system. The 33% requirement isn't hard to meet if the topic interests enough people, and it ensures the decision is taken only if a reasonable share of the population supports it. The italian system is far worse, as it require a turnout rate above 50% counting both yes and no votes, which encourage opponents to just abstain to ensure the proposal fails.

Yeah, you are right.

But still, 65% turnout would be about what is needed for this thing to pass (well, fail actually).

And I doubt if a simple referendum can do that if the state election only had 66% turnout.
21648  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: 2011 State Elections in Germany on: November 18, 2011, 10:13:27 am
That's weird:

The better the turnout, the better the chances for the Yes side, the worse the turnout the worse it is for the Yes side.

Considering a 50% turnout, Yes would need 66% to win.

60% turnout, Yes needs 55% to win.

During the last state elections, turnout was 66.3%

That would mean 5.039.000 voters. Yes would need about 50% to win.
21649  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: 2011 State Elections in Germany on: November 18, 2011, 10:01:42 am
In 10 days there will be a referendum on Stuttgart 21.

Currently 55% are in favor of the new train station, while 45% are opposed.

BTW: Support is up 2% and opposition is up 13% compared with the August poll.

Even though the left-wing parties currently have a 53-40 lead in the state (57-40 if you factor in the Pirates), it will still be hard for the opposing side to close the gap in the last 9 days. Probably a lot of SPD-voters will vote for the new station, maybe they are even split 50-50 - while most Green voters will vote against it.

Anyway, at least 1/3 of all people have to vote so that the result is valid.

If the quorum is not met, what happens ? Will they build it or not ?

Though I guess it will be, if the issue is as divisive as it seems.

After reading a bit, it is slightly different actually:

1/3 of all eligible voters have to vote "Yes", so that the train station is not built.

Not 50%+ of Yes votes of those who voted !!!

The train station is built though, if 50%+ of those who voted went for "No" ... Shocked

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Worüber wird abgestimmt ?

Abgestimmt wird über die Gesetzesvorlage des Stuttgart 21-Kündigungsgesetzes. Konkret geht es um die Frage, ob das Land Baden-Württemberg aus der Finanzierung des Projektes aussteigt. Die genaue Fragestellung lautet: "Stimmen Sie der Gesetzesvorlage `Gesetz über die Ausübung von Kündigungsrechten bei den vertraglichen Vereinbarungen für das Bahnprojekt Stuttgart 21 (S 21 - Kündigungsgesetz)´ zu?".

Die Bürger können mit "Ja" stimmen - und damit für einen Ausstieg des Landes aus der Finanzierung des Projektes.

Mit "Nein" sprechen sie sich gegen das Kündigungsgesetz und damit für den Weiterbau des Bahnprojektes mit Landesgeldern aus. Weitere Antwortmöglichkeiten gibt es nicht.

Welche Ergebnisse der Volksabstimmung sind möglich ?

Die Volksabstimmung könnte zur Folge haben, dass die Finanzierungsvereinbarung des Landes zu Stuttgart 21 gekündigt wird. Dafür müsste mindestens ein Drittel aller Stimmberechtigten entsprechend mit "Ja" votieren - das wären etwa 2,5 Millionen Baden-Württemberger. Zum Vergleich: Bei der Landtagswahl im März 2011 kamen die Stuttgart-21-kritischen Grünen auf insgesamt 1,2 Millionen Stimmen.

Das Kündigungsgesetz ist hingegen abgelehnt, wenn die Mehrheit der Abstimmenden bei "Nein" ihr Kreuzchen macht. Außerdem ist das S 21-Kündigungsgesetz nicht angenommen, wenn zwar die Mehrheit der Abstimmenden mit "Ja" stimmt, diese Mehrheit jedoch aus weniger als einem Drittel aller Stimmberechtigten besteht.


http://www.swr.de/nachrichten/bw/-/id=1622/nid=1622/did=8758648/q80igi/index.html

Why is this referendum so biased against the "Yes" side ?

This would mean that at least 60% have to turn out and out of these 55% have to vote "Yes" ...
21650  Other Elections - Analysis and Discussion / International Elections / Re: 2011 State Elections in Germany on: November 18, 2011, 09:38:54 am
In 10 days there will be a referendum on Stuttgart 21.

Currently 55% are in favor of the new train station, while 45% are opposed.

BTW: Support is up 2% and opposition is up 13% compared with the August poll.

Even though the left-wing parties currently have a 53-40 lead in the state (57-40 if you factor in the Pirates), it will still be hard for the opposing side to close the gap in the last 9 days. Probably a lot of SPD-voters will vote for the new station, maybe they are even split 50-50 - while most Green voters will vote against it.

Anyway, at least 1/3 of all people have to vote so that the result is valid.
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