US election day: statistician bloggers give Barack Obama a clear lead

There are 12 comments on the Nov 6, 2012, The Guardian story titled US election day: statistician bloggers give Barack Obama a clear lead. In it, The Guardian reports that:

Barack Obama speaks at his last campaign rally in Des Moines, Iowa. The media say the election is 'too close to call' but the stats tell a different story.

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Just Wring

United States

#601 Mar 10, 2013
Yes

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Since: Dec 08

Brooklyn, New York

#602 Mar 10, 2013
There you go again wrote:
<quoted text>then why do you keep posting to them?
Why do you are?

In case you missed it, this is a site for just that.

Since: Oct 12

Tifton, GA

#603 Mar 10, 2013
Black Rhino wrote:
<quoted text>Why do you are?

In case you missed it, this is a site for just that.
I thought you was playing bill O new word every day

“have seen the years,”

Since: Mar 10

and the slow parade of fears"

#604 Mar 10, 2013
Black Rhino wrote:
<quoted text>
Understood.
My satisfaction comes form the flopping around and gasping for air like a fish out of water, yet they crown themselves "the winner" when they make some asinine assumption and back it up from some right wing bullshit machine.
That just warms the cockles of my soul...Where ever the cockles are located.
I definitely don't know either. Not sure I want to but I think the phrase is actually "warm the cockles of my heart".

“have seen the years,”

Since: Mar 10

and the slow parade of fears"

#605 Mar 10, 2013
Okay. Couldn't resist. Here goes:

"warms the cockles of my heart" Etymology:
Unknown, possibly derived either from the similarity in appearance of the heart valves to the cockle, a bivalve mollusk of the family Cardiidae or from a misuse of the medieval Latin word for heart - cochleae cordis. An Irish Gaelic origin has been suggested.
The phrase may be more explained by the nature of the mollusk itself. Its natural environs are usually cold water shoreline areas. The mollusks have to open their shell to ambulate and feed yet, if disturbed or threatened in any way, the shell slams shut to protect its delicate organs.
If the "cockles" are exposed to warmth, especially a cooking temperature, the usually difficult to penetrate shell exposes its entrails and remains open.
The meaning can be interpreted as the "cockles of the heart" are warmed by an emotional experience that exposes the tender and warm side of the human experience, thus opening of the "heart".

So, it's the same "cockles" in the Irish folk song about the girl selling Cockles and Mussels.
Interesting! Thanks for bringing it up.
;-}

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Brooklyn, New York

#606 Mar 10, 2013
There you go again wrote:
<quoted text>I thought you was playing bill O new word every day
What in the blue hell are you babbling about?

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Brooklyn, New York

#607 Mar 10, 2013
Doctor My Eyes wrote:
<quoted text>I definitely don't know either. Not sure I want to but I think the phrase is actually "warm the cockles of my heart".
Heart, soul...Lets just say around the cockle region gets warm.

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Since: Dec 08

Brooklyn, New York

#608 Mar 10, 2013
Doctor My Eyes wrote:
Okay. Couldn't resist. Here goes:

"warms the cockles of my heart" Etymology:
Unknown, possibly derived either from the similarity in appearance of the heart valves to the cockle, a bivalve mollusk of the family Cardiidae or from a misuse of the medieval Latin word for heart - cochleae cordis. An Irish Gaelic origin has been suggested.
The phrase may be more explained by the nature of the mollusk itself. Its natural environs are usually cold water shoreline areas. The mollusks have to open their shell to ambulate and feed yet, if disturbed or threatened in any way, the shell slams shut to protect its delicate organs.
If the "cockles" are exposed to warmth, especially a cooking temperature, the usually difficult to penetrate shell exposes its entrails and remains open.
The meaning can be interpreted as the "cockles of the heart" are warmed by an emotional experience that exposes the tender and warm side of the human experience, thus opening of the "heart".

So, it's the same "cockles" in the Irish folk song about the girl selling Cockles and Mussels.
Interesting! Thanks for bringing it up.
;-}
No problem...I thought "cockles" was made up...Learn something new everyday.

; )
drinK thE hIvE

New York, NY

#609 Mar 10, 2013
I'm Quite Intrigued By The Democrat' Astral Projection - Could U Please Elaborate?...

Since: Oct 12

Tifton, GA

#610 Mar 10, 2013
Black Rhino wrote:
<quoted text>What in the blue hell are you babbling about?
you know
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Hamlin, WV

#615 Mar 28, 2013
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Since: Apr 13

Detroit, Tiger Town

#617 Apr 3, 2013
Why is this topic still alive?

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