I turned 20 today...
"There are some that said this day would never come. What are they to say now?"
12 years agoJLee_Bly
For some reason or another, everytime I log into my account, my karma keeps droping one point, just one. I haven't even been in the forums for quite some time! Not that it really matters, I'd just like to have some mod points (which I haven't had for about a week) to give props to some people (and rightfully call others dumbasses).
12 years agoJLee_Bly
My name is Michael J. Caboose and I hate babies. And also, my throat hurts.
I just read some stuff on the Bungie website about energy swords and dual-wielding. The swords will be awesome (did you know you can also lunge vertically? Supposedly you can lunge upward higher than you can jump normally), but I wasn't very impressed with dual-wielding -- Until I realized that you can dual-wield pistols...
Can we say Akimbo?
The other interesting thing I noticed was that there are six (6) weapons you can dual wield... Plasma Rifle, Plasma Pistol, Needler, SMG, Human Pistol, and an "Unrevieled Convenant Weapon". At the bottom, it says that "it's cool, but nothing to call home about" in a nutshell, but it could still be fun to use.
I must say that I am very greatful for all of your help, and I appreciate every one of you that helped me out with my experiment. For those who are interested in knowing more about it, head over to this thread to check it out.
The premise of the experiment was to get a breakdown of demographics, political alignments, and reasons people are voting for either George W. Bush or John Kerry. Here are my results:
Number of Participants: 46
Who Would You Vote For?
All Participants (46) -- Bush 43.5% / Kerry 56.5%
Strong Republicans (7) -- Bush 100.0% / Kerry 0.0%
Weak Republicans (6) -- Bush 100.0% / Kerry 0.0%
Strong Democrats (9) -- Bush 11.1% / Kerry 88.9%
Weak Democrats (9) -- Bush 0.0% / Kerry 100.0%
Neutral (5) -- Bush 60.0% / Kerry 40.0%
Other Parties (10) -- Bush 30.0% / Kerry 70.0%
Underage (12) -- Bush 50.0% / Kerry 50.0%
College (25) -- Bush 40.0% / Kerry 60.0%
Adult (9) -- Bush 44.4% / Kerry 55.6%
Voting Age (34) -- Bush 41.2% / Kerry 58.8%
Reasons for Voting for a Certain Candidate
Both Candidates Are Pretty Bad Choices (16): 34.8%
The Other Candidate Is Wrong For President (13): 28.3%
My Candidate Is Right For President (9): 19.6%
I Generally Hate the Other Candidate (5): 10.9%
I Generally Like My Candidate (2): 4.3%
Both Candidates Are Pretty Good Choices (1): 2.2%
57.1% of Strong Republicans are voting for Bush because they think he is the right candidate for President.
50.0% of Weak Republicans are voting for Bush because they think Kerry is wrong for President.
80.0% of Neutral Parties believe that both candidates are equally bad.
44.4% of Weak Democrats believe both candidates are equally bad and 33.3% are voting Kerry because they dislike Bush.
66.7% of Strong Democrats are voting for Kerry because they dislike Bush.
50.0% of Other Parties believe both candidates are equally bad.
30.8% of Republicans are voting Bush because they dislike Kerry.
50.0% of Democrats are voting Kerry because they dislike Bush.
33.3% of Underaged voters chose their candidate because they disliked the other candidate.
44.0% of College voters chose their candidate because they disliked the other candidate.
33.3% of Adult voters chose their candidate because they disliked the other candidate.
The list could go on and on. If anyone is interested in any other statistics, please leave a message on the thread so I can crunch the numbers for you. Some of these statistics really shocked me, and I think some of you might have the same opinions as well.
Please, no modding on this thread -- I know this isn't a very scientific way of doing a research, but I was just following the procedure of my Psych professor. If you have any questions or comments, I'll be happy to entertain them.
12 years agoJLee_Bly
Hey you all,
I am currently in the process of running a psychology experiment I'm doing for a class. If you are interested in participating, please goto the official thread and participate.
If you don't feel comfortable leaving the information on the thread, please either message me, or leave me a comment somewhere. I'm trying to get the data from a group of people that won't be as partisan as my college campus is.
For a Psychology class I'm in, I need to perform a short survey for the current module that we're learning in the book. It happens to be research, ethics, etc.... so, before I ask the question/s, please make note of the constraints:
1.) You are not required to take this survey. The results of the survey will be posted after I've collected all the data (which will be about a week from today, so Sunday, October 24th at 12:00 pm will be the cut-off point).
2.) This survey is a study of political alignment and your reason/s for voting one way or the other. This is not a thread to begin a political flamewar on. If you want to debate politics, do it on the appropriate thread.
3.) This survey is a "pick one per section". If more than one choice applies to you, pick the one that fits the best.
4.) Your name will not be connected to the way you've voted. If you would like to participate but do not want your information visible on the thread, please message me.
5.) The reason I am doing this on this thread is because I believe we have a very active, diverse community on these message boards: Although I am passing out paper-versions of this survey on my floor and around campus, I feel that my best results will come from here because Marshall is considered a "liberal campus".
Jerad Bailey's Investigation on Political Alignment and Voting
1. What would you consider your political alignment? a. Strong Republican / b. Weak Republican / c. I'm sort of in between / d. Weak Democrat / e. Strong Democrat / f. I have a different political alignment
2. If you were limited to choosing the two major candidates in the election, who would you vote for? a. George Bush & Dick Cheney / b. John Kerry & John Edwards
3. Why would you vote for this candidate (choose only one, pick whatever is most accurate)? a. I believe my candidate is the right person to be president. / b. I don't believe the other candidate is right to be president. / c. I just like my candidate. / d. I just hate the other candidate. / e. It was a hard decision because they're both pretty good choices. / f. It was a hard decision because they're both pretty bad choices.
4. What age demographic will you fall under prior to November 2nd, 2004? a. Under 18 / b. High School & College Range (18 - 24) / c. Adult (24-40) / d. Middle Age & Above (40+)
Please be honest with the results and again, try not to go off on some political banter just because some people are voting one way or another. Also, please no modding. Even if you agree/disagree with someone, take the survey instead of modding "ditto" or "flamebait" or something stupid like that.
Thank you all for your help,
13 years agoJLee_Bly
I was typing at the computer and my ankle began to itch. I reached down to rub it and it was wet. I looked at my hand and it was full of blood. Talk about strange.
Apparently, a bugbite-turned-scab got rubbed the wrong way at some point... I think the best part was when I was walking down the hall and the guy saw my leg bleeding.
Neighbor: *strange look*
Me: My leg just started bleeding.
Neighbor: Yeah, happens when you shave your legs.
I found it funny at the time, considering.
If I could have my wasted days back, would I use them to get back on track?
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