Technically, yes, the members of the electoral college could vote against the way the citizens they represent vote, but this has, to my knowledge, never actually happened. So really, it s better to ask, why do we lump voters together into the electoral votes we do? The answer is, essentially, that a popular vote would have some unwanted consequences. It would, for one, incentivize candidates to spend a disproportionate amount of their time on issues important to city dwellers, since the majority of Americans live in cities. ...
Squeaky floors are a problem that almost all homeowners experience at some point. In order to fix a squeaky hardwood floor, you must first determine the cause. Here are some common causes of squeaky floors, along with possible remedies: Did you first notice the squeakiness during the winter? As the temperature gets colder, the air gets drier. The heat kicks on in your house, and the relative humidity drops. Wood is very susceptible to the conditions of its environment. In response to humidity changes, floorboards give up their moisture and often shrink in size during the winter. This contraction can cause squeaky floorboards. The planks rub up against each other or against the nails due to their increased capacity for movement. If the squeaks are accompanied by flooring gaps, itвs a
A woman who competed in a radio stationБs contest to see how much water she could drink without going to the bathroom died of water intoxication, the coronerБs office said Saturday. Jennifer Strange, 28, was found dead Friday in her suburban Rancho Cordova home hours after taking part in the БHold Your Wee for a WiiБ contest in which KDND 107. 9 promised a Nintendo Wii video game system for the winner. БShe said to one of our supervisors that she was on her way home and her head was hurting her real bad,Б said Laura Rios, one of StrangeБs co-workers at Radiological Associates of Sacramento. БShe was crying and that was the last that anyone had heard from her. Б It was not immediately know how much water Strange consumed. A preliminary investigation found evidence Бconsistent with a water
Great Britain isn't a state. It's an island. London is the chief town of Great Britain, which annoys many of us who dislike the place intensely, but Great Britain as such has no capital. The four 'states' that make up the union are Scotland (Cap. Edinburgh), Wales (Cap. Cardiff), Northern Ireland (Cap. Belfast) and England (Cap. London). The capital of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is London. If Northern Ireland leaves the union, then there will be a United Kingdom of Great Britain. Until then, Great Britain is just an island. The United Kingdom would be originally of England and Scotland, because Wales wasn't counted. England and Scotland were separate kingdoms under one king from the accession of James VI & I, but were united by the Act of Union for England
For years, seismic experts predicted that a big earthquake would hit the Himalayan region between India and Nepal. The Himalayas are being pushed upwards at the rate of about one a year as the Indian subcontinent smashes against the Eurasian plate a process that has been ongoing for millions for years. As the plates thrust against each other huge amounts of pressure builds up until it releases as an earthquake. The region a magnitude-8 earthquake approximately every 75 years, with the last in 1934. It killed about 10,000 people. Though it s impossible to predict exactly when or where big earthquakes will happen, areas where seismic activity meet underdevelopment and poverty are prone to the most devastation. In several places, the higher seismic risk overlaps with places with poor
High-quality teaching and the availability of were two of the most important factors that students looked at when choosing a university, according to this yearsP. Carried out by educational consultants Hobsons, it questioned 62,366 students from 65 universities around the world. Of these, 27,955 students were considering studying in the UK. P Students were asked a variety of questions about higher education including which factors were most likely to influence their choice of university, and why they chose to go to college in the first place. What five things are most important to you when choosing a university? P Students had to rank the above list in order of importance when choosing a university. The two reasons rated most important were high-quality teaching (30. 0 per cent) and
More than four decades after the U. S. Supreme CourtБs Roe v. Wade decision, opponents and supporters of abortion rights are still battling over the issue, and. On Friday, opponents of the ruling will converge on Washington, D. C. , for an to protest the decision. And next week, President Donald Trump is a new Supreme Court justice who he has said As the debate over abortion continues, here are five key facts about AmericansБ views on the topic, based on recent Pew Research Center polling: About six-in-ten U. S. adults (59%) say in all or most cases, compared with 37% who say it should be illegal all or most of the time. Public support for legal abortion is now as high as itБs been in two decades of polling. There is a substantial partisan and ideological divide on abortion, with
The body is meant to handle normal wear and tear injuries. Small bruises or sprains are common for everyone, especially athletes. However, once people get into their retirement age, the body is prone to more injuries. One injury that can hurt the hips is a severe dislocation. If the hips suffer from this condition, the hip joint may physically pop out of place. If the hip dislocates, it can be very painful and stressful. What do you do next? Follow this information about what to do if your hip pops out of place. How Does the Hip Pop Out? To throw your hip out, this means that the ball and socket portion of the hip come apart. The ball falls out of its socket and this causes the hip to pop out of place. Unfortunately, once the hip pops out, there is usually a broken bone and serious hip
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in the toe can arise due to abnormalities or injury to any of the structures in the toe, including skin, nerves, bones, blood vessels, and soft tissues. Toe pain is a fairly common symptom, since our are constantly exposed to injury by, or other athletic activity, and moving around. Some types of toe can be accompanied by numbness, burning, warmth, or other symptoms. ...