User Comments - jbaldwi1
Posted on: Interviews: Obama or Romney?November 07, 2012, 03:13 AM
As I understand it, It's an attempt to keep the larger population states from completely dominating the election.
Example: the California has a population of 37,253,956 (2010), Rhode Island is 1,052,567 (2010). For every 1 Rhode Island vote California has ~35. For the electroral collage California has 55 votes, Rhode Island has 4; so for every 1 Rhode Island vote California gets ~13, a better ratio than the first.
The issue was very important to the founders of the US and failure to resolve the voting power of large states over the smaller states threatened to torpedo the establishment of the US. The number of electroral votes is based on census data.
The Electoral collage was the compromise solution they came up with.
Posted on: The London OlympicsAugust 07, 2012, 06:03 PM
How is Albuquerque New Mexico pronounced in Mandarin?
In Japanese it's アルバカーキニューメキシコ州.
Thor, Cowboys and Aliens, parts of Ironman 1 and 2 were filmed here.
Posted on: Romance of the Three KingdomsApril 26, 2012, 05:10 AM
The film "Red Cliff" is about the period between the Han dynasty and Three Kingdoms period. I don't know how accurate it is.
There is also another film called "Three Kingdoms:Resurection of the Dragon".
I haven't seen it though.