Apr 242015
 

63-VivianB

Vivian is a relative newcomer here, a denizen of Care2.  However, once she started, she jumped in with both feet.  A resident of Oklahoma, she must face horrible frustration politically, but she has great humor in spite of it.  She has a huge heart.  She supports Native American rights, the environment, animal causes, peace, LBGT marriage rights, prison reform, and much more.  She describes herself as a “hillbilly hippie”.

Please join me in piling on the kudos and hugs.  Now that we have her, there is no way that we aren’t keeping her.

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Apr 162015
 

Here are the results of our “Bye Bye Leg Hound” poll.  Politics Plus Polls are not scientific, because those who respond are not balanced according to demographic categories.   Therefore, we do not accurately reflect the makeup of the US population.  Nevertheless, our polls are usually factually accurate, and more often than not, they reflect thinking or will of the national majority.

Our Polling Host no longer allows us to copy and paste your comments made when taking the poll.  To read them, click here.

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I voted mostly good.  My first ever introduction to Care2, many years ago,  was putting up a petition on their petition site for the Democratic Party to dump the Nevada Leg Hound from the post of Majority Leader, because he has a tendency to hump a few Republican Legs, begging for votes, whine, roll over, and play dead.  I created this graphic for it.

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The good side is that Democrats have an opportunity to chose a MAJORITY (hopefully) Leader that will stand firm against Republican sedition, all the time, not just occasionally, and NOT Chuck Schumer (DINO-NY)!!

The bad side is that Sheldon Adelson will have a good chance to buy the seat for a Republican.

The new poll is up.  Please vote.

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Apr 012015
 

Here are the results of our “Capital Punishment” poll.  Politics Plus Polls are not scientific, because those who respond are not balanced according to demographic categories.   Therefore, we do not accurately reflect the makeup of the US population.  Nevertheless, our polls are usually factually accurate, and more often than not, they reflect thinking or will of the national majority.

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Our Polling Host no longer allows us to copy and paste your comments made when taking the poll.  To read them, click here.

With few exceptions our readers are united in opposition to sponsored murder.

The new poll is up.  Please vote.

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Mar 232015
 

62-JoanneD

This is Joanne’s second award.  She earned her first last September, and I have no doubt that there will be many more to come.

A denizen of Care2, she came to us from there, and is now a regular.  She’s super-smart, witty a political junky and an activist for all kinds of human rights.  I have had occasion to correspond with her, and she faces some major issues in her life with exceptional dignity and grace.

Please join in burying her smothering her with the praise and kudos she deserves.  Her daily participation makes this a better place to be.

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Mar 102015
 

Over a year ago, Lynn Squance posted the 50,000th comment here at Politics Plus.  At that time, I sent her a special price, and she promised us pictures of her posing with her prize.  It’s been a ling wait, but at last we have Mug Shots from Lynn!  I received them this morning.

First here is a picture of her prize:

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And, here is a picture of her holding her prize.

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Dang!!  That’s a BIG mug, and she make4s it look tiny!!  When she threatens to stomp you, be afraid!  Be VERY afraid!

Thanks Lynn!  You’re fantastic!

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Mar 022015
 

In February, Politics Plus was little changed from January.  We decreased in every category, but only because the month is three days shorter.

Here is our latest summary:

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Data from February 2015:

Reported period

Month Feb 2015

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Feb 2015 – 00:00

 

 

 

 

Last visit

28 Feb 2015 – 23:59

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

9,917

 

27,754

(2.79 visits/visitor)

75,630

(2.72 Pages/Visit)

220,134

(7.93 Hits/Visit)

3.12 GB

(117.87 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

223,765

258,998

4.49 GB

Data from February 2014:

Reported period

Month Feb 2014

 

 

 

 

First visit

01 Feb 2014 – 00:01

 

 

 

 

Last visit

28 Feb 2014 – 23:56

 

 

 

 

 

Unique visitors

Number of visits

Pages

Hits

Bandwidth

Viewed traffic *

7,693

 

26,136

(3.39 visits/visitor)

61,527

(2.35 Pages/Visit)

203,551

(7.78 Hits/Visit)

6.51 GB

(260.99 KB/Visit)

Not viewed traffic *

 

 

 

235,416

286,302

9.47 GB

This February was a significant improvement over last.

Here is our latest demographic data from Quantcast:

QUS2-2015

They miss a ton of raw data, but among those they can identify they are a valuable source of information.  We are mostly older, well educated, poor, and politically active. 

Here is our latest ClustrMap:

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ClustrMap misses a lot of, because many visits can’t be easily traced to a location.  It shows only the visits from March 2 to January 13, when it was last updated.  Therefore it is unchanged from last month.

Here are our top five articles:

Jane Smiley: Capitalist Pigs 1/17/2010 1,651
Warren on Vaccines 2/13/2015 484
Texas Is Premeditating Murder 11/25/2014 363
Good News from the FCC 2/5/2015 309
The Impasse Is No Mystery 2/11/2015 301

The count represents only the people who followed an external link to that specific article.  I’m pleased to see three  from February.

Here are our top non-blog/news referrers:

Care2 2,103
Google 1,695
Stumbleupon 1,138

Two are down.  Stumbleupon is up.

Here are our top  blog/news referrers:

http://infidel753.blogspot.com/
http://bildungblog.blogspot.com/
http://www.oakcreekforum.blogspot.mx/
http://rixar13.newsvine.com/
http://annette-justmylittlepieceoftheworld.blogspot.com/
http://zenman1550.tumblr.com/
http://progressiveerupts.blogspot.com/

Normally I have included fifteen here, but these seven are the only ones with two or more referrals.  That’s down three from last month.  Putting their links here increases the ratings of their sites, so this “linkey love” is our thank you for their support.

Here are our top commentators.  As the resident Big Mouth, I don’t count.  Those who leave their URLs in their comment headers, also get “linkey-love” here.

Lynn Squance (129)
Edie (85)
Joanne D (84)
Pat A (80)
Patty (79)
Jim Phillips (59)
SoINeedAName (53)
jla (48)
Rixar13 (45)
Vivian B. (39)
Jerry Critter (24)
mamabear (17)
Avril Lomas (9)
Steve (6)
Arielle (5)
Yvonne White (5)
Infidel753 (5)

There are over 15, because of a tie.  People who submit articles to Care2 can use their submitted news link from there.

We have 254,594 links on other websites.

As of Midnight on March 1, we have 5,400 articles and 61,387 comments.

Kudos to Lynn for posting the 61,000th comment.

I recommend using your own avatar. Go to Gravatar.  Sign up using the email address you use to post comments here and upload the image you want to use as your avatar.  Whenever you comment under that email address here or on any WordPress blog (several others too), that image will become your avatar.

As the New Year continues to unfold, it’s crystal clear that the Republican Party is too incompetent to govern, even on those rare occasions, when they appear to want to do so. In addition, they have no shortage of greed, lies, and hate.  They are getting away with it, because the habitat of most Americans is intersection of political ignorance and apathy, and most news media reinforce both.  We still have our work cut out for us.

Thank you for all that you do, here and elsewhere.  You are what makes this site happen!!

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