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WNBA Betting and Picks - 5/30/23 (Tuesday)

2023.05.30 04:33 sbpotdbot WNBA Betting and Picks - 5/30/23 (Tuesday)

WNBA Basketball Betting Picks and Sports Betting Odds
Time (ET) Teams ML Spread Total
5/30 Chicago Sky +127 +2.5 -105 o160.0 -110
7:00 PM Atlanta Dream -150 -2.5 -115 u160.0 -110
5/30 Indiana Fever +600 +12.5 -115 o159.0 -110
7:00 PM Connecticut Sun -950 -12.5 -105 u159.0 -110
5/30 Minnesota Lynx +230 +6.5 -110 o168.0 -110
8:00 PM Dallas Wings -280 -6.5 -110 u168.0 -110
5/30 New York Liberty -1500 -15.0 -110 o160.5 -110
9:00 PM Seattle Storm +825 +15.0 -110 u160.5 -110
Sportsbooks and Promos Live WNBA Chat FAQ General Discussion/Questions Futures and Outrights Models and Statistics
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2023.05.29 23:54 Formal_Pea9167 I Watch Paige's Week At Home Blog So You Don't Have To, I'm Serious The Vlog Is Like An Hour Long Don't Do This To Yourself

A day late but we're here, my little cheeto eaters! Remember as always to grab your bingo cards and let's get our little long weekend slumber party going. This whole fucking thing is FORTY MINUTES LONG, you're all lucky that my sibling who was supposed to spend the day chilling at my place has apparently forgotten that plan.

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2023.05.29 22:50 London-Roma-1980 NON CONFERENCE MATCHDAY 10 RESULTS

Strap in, everyone, because we have a long road ahead of us. In addition to the NINE games between Top 25 teams, FOUR upsets happened. That's right, the Top 25 was below .500 in its entirety today. So let's see how they did it.
#1 UCLA 90, #9 Syracuse 79. The key to beating a 2-3 zone is to shoot over it. Fortunately for the Bruins, they can.
Reggie Miller had 25 points and led an onslaught that included 13 three-pointers as the Bruins (10-0) took out the Orange (8-2) to maintain their winning streak, now at 47 games and counting.
"The shots were falling tonight," Miller said after the game. "We got what we wanted in terms of looks, and we got them to go in."
In addition to Miller's 5 three-pointers, Russell Westbrook had 3, Kiki Vandeweghe had 2, and Gail Goodrich, Kevin Love, and Jrue Holiday each had one. Syracuse, for their part, shot well, with Carmelo Anthony hitting six threes on his own to get to 22 total points, but it wasn't enough.
"They're #1 for a reason," Orange coach Jim Boeheim said.
#8 Michigan 68, #4 Duke 61. The Power Five have been cracked.
Michigan's defense held Duke to 29% shooting and Juwan Howard led the way with 16 points as the Wolverines (9-1) stunned the Blue Devils (8-2) before a court-storming crowd at Michigan Court.
"This is why you play the game," Howard said amidst a crowd of fans. "We shook up the world tonight. We wanted this one. You beat Duke, you've done good!"
Grant Hill led the Devils with 13 points, but the entire team struggled.
"We were cold tonight," Hill said. "Props to Michigan; their defense smothered us. Not much you can do."
#3 Kentucky 67, #2 North Carolina 64. Who do you call on when you have everyone? Someone's bound to be open, and such was the case here.
Louie Dampier found Devin Booker in the corner as time expired, and the Wildcats (9-1) stunned the Tar Heels (8-2) to send them to their second last-second defeat of the non-conference season.
"We ran a pick and roll off the ball to get [Michael] Jordan off of me and get me open," Booker said, recounting the final play. "Louie knew where I was, he got the pass off after driving for the double... everything just fell into place."
Both teams turned up the defense in this one. Dan Issel led Kentucky with 15 points, while Jordan led North Carolina with 13. Outside shooting was particularly hard to go by, as Booker's winner was only the fifth three-pointer of the game combined.
"We did almost everything right," Tar Heels coach Dean Smith said after the game. "Almost."
#5 Kansas 75, #14 Arizona 59. The top teams have shown anyone can step up at any time. Kansas proved it tonight.
Kirk Hinrich caught fire, getting 20 points with five three-pointers, as the Jayhawks (9-1) knocked off the Wildcats (7-3) to produce a potential future matchup with Kentucky.
"We've been seeing how other teams have done," Hinrich said. "It's important we keep winning. We want that last one seed when the dust settles."
Mike Bibby had 15 points, but also committed 8 turnovers as JoJo White's defense proved to be too much for him.
"I had a bad day," Bibby admitted. "This loss is on me."
Arkansas 90, #23 Iowa 83. Are they going to be ranked now? It's not certain what else has to be done.
Joe Johnson went off for 24 points and the full-court pressure held Fred Brown to 5 points as the Razorbacks (8-2) pulled off their second straight top-25 upset, this time knocking off the Hawkeyes (7-3).
"We're just going to keep playing the way we're capable of and we'll be in good shape," Johnson said. "We got off to a slow start, but now we're showing the world what we're capable of."
Don Nelson led the Hawkeyes with 18 points.
#12 Connecticut 92, #21 Alabama 80. A quick rise to the top by the Tide made people wonder if the SEC would have a wild race. Now, it looks like this Tide is receding.
Andre Drummond had 19 points and 15 rebounds to lead the Huskies (8-2) to a big road win over the Tide (7-3) that may solidify them as favorites in the Big East.
"We had an advantage inside, and we knew we could use it," Huskies coach Jim Calhoun said after the game. "We needed this win, you know? A chance to show the Big East still goes through us."
Alabama attempted to turn up the pace against the big men of Connecticut, but Kemba Walker and Ray Allen were able to break the press on offense. On defense, super sub Richard Hamilton helped slow down the opposition, getting 4 steals in the second half.
Latrell Sprewell led the Tide with 18 points.
#9 Notre Dame 67, #17 DePaul 65, OT. Most of the game was a battle inside. But it was outside shooting from a very unlikely source that won the game.
John Paxson hit two three-pointers late in overtime to lead the Fighting Irish (8-2) to an overtime victory over the Blue Demons (7-3).
"All of our players can contribute," coach Digger Phelps told reporters after the game. "We hear a lot about Adrian Dantley and Bill Laimbeer, but we're a team of stars. We feel we can beat anyone."
With the game tied at 58 nearing the end of regulation, George Mikan looked to have won the game with a hook shot. However, before he could shoot, he was whistled for a three-second violation. Paxson's heroics in overtime then meant the difference.
"I lost track of time," a dejected Mikan said in the locker room. "I'm sorry, Blue Demon fans."
#25 Illinois 66, #19 Georgetown 56. Illinois coach Lou Henson wanted to focus on defense as much as offense. It's safe to say his team was ready to respond.
A focused effort held Allen Iverson scoreless on the day as the Illini (8-2) stunned the Hoyas (7-3) in a defensive struggle with neither team able to get open shots most of the day.
"That's what I was hoping for," Henson said after the game. "We wanted to get our defensive strength before we faced teams like Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State, Minnesota... I think today we showed we can win ugly as well as win beautifully."
Derek Harper, who led all scorers with 17 points, was the primary responsibility, but Iverson found himself constantly double-teamed with Donnie Freeman and Deron Williams. While Iverson did wind up with 9 assists, the shutout clearly bothered him, as he picked up a late technical foul arguing a no-call.
"We need to work on getting Allen involved more," Hoyas coach John Thompson admitted. "You can't just win inside in this game."
Cincinnati 81, #18 LSU 60. Maybe the adjustment from the AAC to the Big XII will be easier than we were led to believe.
Oscar Robertson had a triple-double with 13 points, 11 rebounds, and 12 assists, while Jack Twyman had 21 points as the Bearcats (8-2) stunned everyone by trouncing the Tigers (7-3) in front of the Cats' home fans.
"That was an incredible win," Bearcats coach Ed Jucker said after the game. "They kept talking about their starting five, but today we showed you need a lot of depth to get anywhere. We got that depth and we got a chance to win it all. I hope Kansas is paying attention -- they're not sweeping us this season."
Defense also proved to be a big deal. Robertson and Nick Van Exel constantly switched off on Pete Maravich, holding the scoring machine to only 8 points on the day. Bob Pettit was able to take some advantage to score 17 points, but the Tigers had no help from the bench, as the Cats' bench outscored the Tigers' reserves 21-3.
"Gotta be more than the first five," center Shaquille O'Neal said after the game. "We can only do so much and if one of us is in trouble, we gotta get stepping up."
#15 Southern Cal 78, #16 Maryland 55. Don't sleep on the Trojans now. When they're going against teams in the second and third tier, they are deadly.
Bill Sharman led all scorers with 24 points as the Trojans (8-2) steamrolled the Terrapins (7-3) to make a statement about their goals for this season.
"We think we can steal a Final Four spot," coach Sam Barry said after the game. "Today proved we have the talent to do it. If the shots fall, we can beat anyone."
Gene Shue led the Terrapins with 13 points.
#6 Michigan State 61, #13 Texas 60. The Longhorns seem to be willing to live and die by Kevin Durant. The Spartans knew it when it mattered.
Draymond Green knocked away a pass intended for Durant on the final play of the game to preserve a victory for the Spartans (8-2) over the Longhorns (7-3) on the road in a critical matchup.
"We saw where they were going, we knew they had one big star and if we denied him, we didn't think anyone else could step up," Green said after the game. "I know how to beat Durant, we know how to win the game, and we're just that good."
Magic Johnson had 14 points and 7 assists to lead the Spartans. Durant, for his part, led all scorers with 21 points, but couldn't get the last two, as Avery Bradley's inbound was knocked away.
"Close isn't good enough in crunch time," Durant said to reporters.
NC State 74, #20 Minnesota 65. Last year, the Wolfpack were controversially sent to the NIT despite going 18-14 in the toughest schedule in the country. If they keep winning, they may take it out of the committee's hands when all is said and done.
JJ Hickson had 5 blocks of Kevin McHale on the day and David Thompson scored 20 as the Wolfpack (8-2) stunned the Golden Gophers (7-3) to pick up a road win.
"We deserve to be ranked, and we deserve to be in the [NIBL] tournament," Thompson said after the game. "We've said all year our goal is to be undeniable. If we qualify for selection, we're going to make sure they have to take us. That means winning a lot in non-con, and that's what we're doing."
With Thompson driving and causing collapses of the defense, the outside shooters also had their chances. Spud Webb and Tom Gugliotta hit three three-pointers each over the Gopher defense.
"This was a bad day," said McHale, who despite being blocked led the Gophers with 14 points.
Villanova 79, #24 UNLV 78. Villanova likes to play slower, while UNLV likes to speed it up. Villanova, it turned out, did just enough to keep the Rebels from getting the win.
Randy Foye had 20 points and Kyle Lowry blocked Ricky Sobers' last second putback attempt as the Wildcats (8-2) held off the Runnin' Rebels (6-4) to most likely knock the last mid-major out of the Top 25.
"Our backcourt carried this one," Villanova coach Jay Wright said after the game. "We wanted to show that Paul [Arizin] had backup, and that's what we were able to get. Everyone played their role, and we kept this team -- a very good offensive team -- to just enough to take the win.
On the final play, Sobers inbounded to leading scorer Shawn Marion (18 points). His three pointer was off the mark, and in the scramble, Sobers got the loose ball. He tried a quick shot to beat the horn, but Lowry was ready.
  1. UCLA 90, 7. Syracuse 79
  2. North Carolina 64, 3. Kentucky 67
  3. Kentucky 67, 2. North Carolina 64
  4. Duke 61, 8. Michigan 68
  5. Kansas 75, 14. Arizona 59
  6. Michigan State 61, 13. Texas 60
  7. Syracuse 79, 1. UCLA 90
  8. Michigan 68, 4. Duke 61
  9. Notre Dame 67, 17. DePaul 65, OT
  10. Indiana 83, Louisiana Tech 57
  11. Ohio State 87, Saint John's 59
  12. Connecticut 92, 21. Alabama 80
  13. Texas 60, 6. Michigan State 61
  14. Arizona 59, 5. Kansas 75
  15. Southern Cal 78, 16. Maryland 55
  16. Maryland 55, 15. Southern Cal 78
  17. DePaul 65, 9. Notre Dame 67, OT
  18. LSU 60, Cincinnati 81
  19. Georgetown 56, 25. Illinois 66
  20. Minnesota 65, NC State 74
  21. Alabama 80, 12. Connecticut 92
  22. Florida 63, California 60
  23. Iowa 83, Arkansas 90
  24. UNLV 78, Villanova 79
  25. Illinois 66, 19. Georgetown 56
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2023.05.29 21:09 ThrowRAlineforhelp Hartford to Pittsburg - Fun things along trail to do in Pennsylvania

Planning a road trip from Hartford to Pittsburgh as the first leg of a multi-day trip and was looking for fun things to do in Pennsylvania. No interest in stopping in Connecticut, New York, or New Jersey (this time). Really just looking for something that will break up the trip west of Scranton (if we take the northern route) or Allentown (if we take the southern path). Two kids on trip: 16 and 7. The 16 year old is pretty open to anything...I am more worried about the 7 year old getting bored with the stop. Looking to stop along this route no more than 4 to 6 hours total, but willing to do several short stops if there are good suggestions.
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2023.05.29 03:40 The_mattmiranda The Options: 2 Year Gap, Hybrid Program, or Something Else?

Alright, I'll explain the situation with as much information as I am comfortable with, and then ask a few questions near the end. Questions are fine.
My Details:
Last 60 Credits GPA [3.55] Worth noting, I had surgery during some of the lowest grades & I ended the last 16 credits with 4.00.
PreReqs GPA [~3.5] Worth noting, Chemistry I & II are both C's destroying my GPA. Both taken during pandemic at a community college.
GRE [Have Not Taken]
PT Observation Hours: ~140 Hours, 1 location; May also get a job as a front desk guy at another PT place which I was told does help, & may do another internship at another location.
Me: 22 year old, White, Male
My Currently Known Options:
Option 1: In State School

Option 2: DPT Hybrid 2 Year Programs

Option 3: A hypothetically affordable ($40,000 or less if outside of New England, $80,000 or less if within) school

I will be graduated in August, but cannot apply to any schools until the end of June as I have just started my internship. In most cases, this means I will have a year where I can up my gpa, or just work. I do not want to have much debt after PT school, which makes my local school sound nice, but with my circumstances it does not appear to be likely I am accepted. This would mean I either need to wait 2 years before entering the affordable local program, or consider other options. Hybrid programs have a year of opportunity cost, making them tempting OR 2 years of opportunity cost if I were to not find a reasonable program within the area after 1 year. This opportunity cost might be somewhat negated by me being able to work during a 3 year program. Other options I could consider would have to either be enough less than $60,000 that I could live there and it still be worth it, or around the same price and reasonably close to Connecticut because I have family there.
I will have my Biology BA degree in August, and could probably make $45,000+ a year. I want to be a PT soon and have schooling behind me, I enjoy it but it is all I have ever known. I want to make money, have a place to call my own, and feel like I am finally out of the period of my life where I am chasing being a PT. I knew I wanted to be a PT since sophomore year of H.S. but did not do the 3+3 thing because I did not know it existed so feel as though I have been at it for 6 years with minimum 3 more to go.
I do not want it to be thought that I am lazy for mentioning this here. I have looked into this stuff a lot, far too much. I think the path that feels right to me is the 2 year program, but that is also potentially an immature/impatient side of me that just wants my hands on the degree and to not have to wait.
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2023.05.28 23:15 ricewinechicken WAMC/School List: 515 (126/131/127/131), 3.95/3.94

Hey all! I was hoping to get feedback on my tentative school list, in preparation for the 2023-2024 admissions cycle. I'm also worried about how unbalanced my MCAT exam score is, so any constructive feedback on how it may be perceived would be appreciated. Thank you so much in advance!
MCAT exam score: 515 (126/131/127/131) Cumulative GPA: 3.95 Science GPA: 3.94 State of residence: Connecticut Ethnicity: ORM, East Asian female Undergraduate institution: T15 historically women's LAC located in Massachusetts. Also attended a boarding school in high school located in MA. Undergraduate major: Data science Year in school: Just graduated Shadowing experience and specialties represented:
Clinical experience, volunteer or paid:
Non-clinical volunteering experience:
Research experience and productivity:
Leadership experience:
Non-clinical employment:
Awards and honors:
Tentative school list:
  1. Yale School of Medicine
  2. University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  3. Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University
  4. University of Massachusetts T.H. Chan School of Medicine
  5. University of California, San Francisco, School of Medicine
  6. Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  7. Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
  8. Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
  9. George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  10. Georgetown University School of Medicine
  11. Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine
  12. Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine
  13. Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
  14. Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
  15. New York Medical College
  16. Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
  17. Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University
  18. The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
  19. Tufts University School of Medicine
  20. University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  21. Wake Forest University School of Medicine
  22. Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
  23. University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry
  24. Emory University School of Medicine
  25. Boston University Aram V. Chobanian & Edward Avedisian School of Medicine
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2023.05.28 22:58 CATastrophe505 Question about Maxi

Did anyone else think that Maxi's sinus infection was going to turn out to be a sickness related to the snowfall from the weather machine? Or was I totally off base with that?
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2023.05.28 21:37 StillaCentristin2021 National Popular Vote signed into law in Minnesota

National Popular Vote signed into law in Minnesota

Minnesota Governor Tim Waltz has now signed the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact into law. As a result, 16 states and the District of Columbia (with a total of 205 electoral votes) have now adopted the Compact.
The Compact will take effect when passed by states with an additional 65 electoral votes.
The Compact is now law in
More at the link at the top of this post...
Just a few more states need to be added to say bye-bye to the ineffective electoral college, which served the country well for many years; but times have changed and the electoral college is why the two worst POTUS in the US, during our lifetime, have been elected.. YOU CAN help to accomplish this goal if you wish. See the link at the top of this post to see how.
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2023.05.28 20:47 spartachilles Midterms of 1938 A House Divided Alternate Elections

Midterms of 1938 A House Divided Alternate Elections
Rising to the presidency under hotly contested circumstances by rallying the government to legally depose President Howard P. Lovecraft due to his infirmity, the first days of the Hayes presidency were far from smooth. Despite having held office for just 28 days, President Lovecraft and his inner group of supporters had spread their tendrils widely throughout the government, rushing quickly to appoint as many like-minded individuals as possible to positions of power within the government. Even after forcing the resignation of the whole Lilienthal clique the day before swearing his oath of office, President Hayes found himself preoccupied for weeks with comprehensively rooting out the Formicist movement from the federal government and finding enough of his own allies to fill in the many gaps left behind after the Formicist anthill had been scoured. Especially as the vast majority of the Formicists given positions of power in government had been white men, Hayes was particularly lauded for his appointment of substantially more women and people of color than any of his other predecessors. Perhaps nothing else more symbolized his commitment to equal rights than his choice to fill in the vacant office of Vice President, the widely celebrated union leader and Florida Senator Asa Philip Randolph.
Sensing more enemies lurking in the dark than just those in the Formicist movement, President Hayes was also quick to meet with Representative Samuel Dickstein, the longtime chair of the House Un-American Activities Committee. Feeling that their work had been neglected by the Dewey administration, Hayes worked with allies in Congress to ensure an appropriation of more resources to the Committee. The result was a reinvigoration of the White Scare that had followed the Cape Cod Invasion in the earlier decade, with high-profile hearings once again delving into the unsavory history of the DuPont chemical company and making new inroads into areas such as the film industry. Perhaps even more incendiary was Attorney General O. John Rogge’s string of prosecutions of figures implicated in Smedley D. Butler’s Business Plot allegations such as business executive Grayson M.P. Murphy and even former General James G. Harbord. Completing the circle was Secretary of Education George S. Counts, returned to his office after a brief interruption during the Lovecraft presidency, who initiated a nationwide endeavor for a standardized curriculum surrounding the history of Grantism designed to achieve a “social reconstruction” underscoring the “moral equality of man” and critical of societal institutions “inimical to the underlying principles of democracy.”
Once his position had been secured, Hayes hoped to spend the next years of his presidency agitating for the final realization of President Dewey’s Great Community and perhaps even to drive it into further adoption across all facets of American life and the economy. However, another issue would instead come to consume his presidency. Starting as all things do in the Balkans, the disintegration of the Triple Monarchy of Austria-Hungary-Croatia led to a European crisis after the Kingdom of Italy occupied territory claimed by the German Empire. With the pleas of the International Court of Justice falling on deaf ears, the conflict rapidly spiraled into continent-spanning war after successive escalations by the powers of Europe. Even the socialist Republic of Spain, which had professed neutrality as the war broke out was near-simultaneously consumed by a civil war mimicking the patterns of the wider European war. But it was not only Europe that was thrust into the flames of war, Asia too exploded into open conflict in the summer of 1938. After long-rising tensions finally reached a climax, the Japanese Empire launched an unsteady attack that rapidly transformed into a full-scale invasion of China replete with horrific war crimes and massacres of civilians.
Hayes’ position on foreign affairs was nothing if not clear, furiously denouncing the “military madness and tyranny” of the French-Italian Pact of Steel and particularly attacking their sponsorship of the Nationalist rebels in Spain as an assault on global socialism. Likewise, Hayes echoed the sentiments of the late President Bliss in denouncing Japan for “sowing the dragon’s teeth of militarism”. Yet President Hayes did not solely content himself with words, and made several bold moves to counter the threat he saw in international Integralism. After the sinking of two passenger liners carrying American civilians by French naval forces, Hayes successfully extracted an indemnity from the French government to compensate the victims and threatened to impose an embargo of ever-valuable coal and iron if further transgressions were made. Holding a strong affinity for the socialist government of Spain that was under siege by the Nationalist revolt, Hayes also openly fostered the formation of American volunteer units to fight on behalf of the Spanish government, though his efforts to send material aid failed at the hands of Solidarists and Federalist Reformists reluctant to provide such aid to a radically socialist government. However, such skepticism did not extend to the longtime American ally of China (perhaps in part thanks to deeply established commercial ties), prompting the authorization of arms and supply shipments to China through the British port of Guangzhou as well as substantial embargoes on the flow of the same going to Japan. In order to disarm the threat of large-scale strikes posed by longshoremen leader Harry Bridges and mine workers leader John L. Lewis, Hayes met with both and, using the panache of a former union man still extraordinarily popular with the rank and file, credibly threatened to get both of them voted out of their union presidencies if they did not cooperate and thus secured the free flow of goods out of Pacific harbors.
Of course, these issues of foreign affairs did not totally consume the domestic politics of the nation. In August of 1937, the Council of Censors published its first annual report on the operations of the government, producing a document harshly detailing millions of dollars that had been misspent or unaccounted for in federal appropriations and noted dozens upon dozens of instances of incompetent management among the civil service in the administration of the Great Community. Hoping to forge his own identity as the Speaker of the House even after his Formicist allies had been overthrown in the executive branch, Walter Rautenstrauch thus pushed the first substantial civil service reform bill in 50 years through the House of Representatives, designed to enact stringent requirements on newly created positions across the Departments of the Treasury, Commerce, and the Interior. Although the bill passed through the Senate thanks in part to public pressure from the Council of Censors, it earned a controversial veto as President Hayes attacked it as an antidemocratic measure designed to lessen control of the people over the government. Economically, the country showed signs of recovery from the depths of unemployment seen earlier in the Depression, but this coincided with increasingly rampant inflation as prices began to skyrocket across a wide variety of goods in the market as well as an increasingly staggering national debt. Yet with the House of Representatives largely deadlocked and the Senate determined to preserve the Great Community, little change was made to the economic policies of the nation aside from the nationalization of the merchant marine after several Federalist Reformist Representatives under the leadership of Royal C. Johnson crossed the aisle on the basis of preventing war profiteering and ensuring national defense. Also notable was the long-awaited referendum on the future of the Congo, in which independence won by a large margin, though Hayes moved to push the future independence of the territory back by another ten years in light of the dangerous international situation.
But as Americans once again head to the polls, several new incidents have brought foreign affairs to the fore of the national election. Following the brutal Battle of Nanjing, the USS Asheville was sunk by Japanese aircraft during an evacuation mission of American nationals and many of the remaining survivors were strafed by gunfire in the open water, among a litany of other acts of violence and brutality perpetrated on American civilians. Furthermore, reports streaming into the country from China detailed crimes against humanity perpetrated on an unimaginable scale by the invading Japanese army. Meanwhile, the House Un-American Activities Committee shocked the nation by reopening the previously cold investigation into the Cape Cod Invasion, announcing that the State Department turned over new documents suggesting that Ulysses Grant III and other ringleaders of the attempted overthrow of the democratic government had had extended communications with the Italian foreign ministry, leading many tabloids to conclude that Mussolini had himself sponsored the effort to return the Grant dictatorship to America. Thus, while weighing these new developments against the myriad other considerations surrounding the ongoing wars abroad, the American people now must decide how to react. As President Hayes has put it while stumping for the Social Democratic Party, “shall we ignore the call of our homeland, of liberty-loving Spain, of outraged and devastated Belgium, of heroic Britain and China, of starving Croatia?”
Social Democrats
On domestic issues, the Social Democratic Party is remarkable for the unity fostered by President Dewey and his Great Community. While there remains much debate on the extent of government control over the economy and the mechanics of how they should be transferred out of private control, virtually the whole of the Social Democratic Party agrees that the nationalization of monopolistic industries such as the electric power, natural gas, and utilities industries are the most immediate priorities for extending worker control over the economy and putting an end to exploitative practices by business. Although largely content with the current regime of large deficit spending, dovish monetary policy, and a hefty taxation scheme, Social Democrats have continued to press for expansions to the land value tax in particular as a means to raise additional revenue to address the national debt while combating the pernicious effects of land ownership. Additionally, thanks to the advocacy of President Frank J. Hayes following many other predecessors, the Social Democrats have mobilized in favor of a system of universal sickness insurance to continue the extension of the expansive social safety net implemented with President Dewey’s Great Community. Blaming the greed of private businesses for the recent uptick in inflation and claiming that they have used the economic recovery as an excuse to extort average workers, President Hayes and the Social Democratic Party have called for the implementation of price controls on basic necessities and essentials of life if the inflation continues. However, while broadly unified on the matter of domestic matters, the same cannot be said of foreign affairs, where there remains an acrimonious split in the party.
The Interventionists are those who broadly support the struggle of the Spanish Republic, the Chinese Republic, and the Anglo-German Grand Alliance against the Integralist powers of France, Italy, and Japan. Framing the ongoing world war as a struggle of the forces of liberty and labor against the military tyranny of the Integralist ideology, the interventionist Social Democrats believe that action must be taken against France, Italy, and Japan lest Integralism once again threaten the United States. To this end, the interventionists have wholeheartedly backed the theory that Mussolini’s Italy were the backers of the Cape Cod Invasion that sought to restore Grantist rule to America, and point to the little-disputed French and Italian support for Nationalist Spain as evidence. Thus, under the leadership of notables such as New Jersey Senator Upton Sinclair, Montana Senator Jerry J. O’Connell, and Minnesota Representative John Bernard, the interventionists have come to support the rearmament of the United States, the sending of arms and material aid to Spain and China in particular, and even the entry of the United States into the war if it proves necessary. Some interventionists, such as Californian Robert A. Heinlein, have even gone so far as to claim universal military training as a fundamentally socialist concept that could be incorporated into a wider scheme of national service. However, many of the Social Democratic interventionists remain uncomfortable with the idea of allying the nation with the authoritarian monarchy of the German Empire, especially due to its repression of left-wing elements, but see it a necessary and lesser evil due to the less expansionist and ideological tendencies of the Kaiser. Broadly speaking, the interventionists tend to be more moderate than their isolationist counterparts, supporting a more limited vision of worker control of the economy and social spending, though there remain some radicals deeply committed to the international preservation and spread of socialism.
The Isolationists meanwhile have harshly denounced international conflict as the “fruit of the perpetual economic warfare of capitalism” and insisted on the strict neutrality of the United States through the enforcement of an embargo on all belligerent powers with no further distinction to avoid sponsoring any type of warfare. Under the leadership of Connecticut Senator Devere Allen, New York Governor Norman Thomas, and Wisconsin Governor Daniel Hoan, the isolationists have attacked any efforts at the militarization of American society, believing that it will inherently lead to the oppression of the working class and return of dictatorship to the country. More than anything else, the isolationists have harshly denounced the thought of entering the war by alleging modern war to be inherently suicidal and causing an incalculable strain on the working class. Moreover, those within the isolationist camp have strongly questioned the underpinnings of the interventionist argument, arguing that Germany is as much of an enemy to the working class as the Integralists and questioning the commitment of Chiang Kai-Shek to any socialist ideals. Perhaps the most controversial position has come from civil rights activist W.E.B. DuBois, who has argued that an intervention against Japan would merely foster a return of European colonialism in Asia. However, with most of the Social Democratic isolationists having an affinity for pacifism, few are content with simply letting the world war play its course. Instead, the isolationists concur that the American government and the wider socialist movement must agitate for a general strike by workers of all the belligerent powers to bring an end to the war, and perhaps realize worldwide socialist revolution. In general, the isolationists skew more radical than the interventionists, often favoring the inflammatory Declaration of Principles authored by Devere Allen that supports wide-reaching nationalizations of much of the economy.
While Solidarity has long held members of both conservative and progressive stripes, the differences between them has become largely diminutive in the face of the sweeping leftward march of President Dewey’s Great Community. Attacking the fiscal policies of the Social Democratic Party as reckless and irresponsible, Solidarity is unified in the demand for federal spending to be drastically cut as a countermeasure against explosive inflation of prices and to avert the looming possibility of a sovereign debt crisis. Moreover, Solidarity argues that the overly expansive size of the federal government under the Social Democratic administrations has lent itself to the rise of governmental corruption and labor racketeering, and thus has come to largely favor civil service reform. Still cognizant of the risk of a return to economic crisis, Solidarity remains supportive of a dovish monetary policy designed to expand the money supply and thereby avoid a slip back into the deflation of the Great Depression, and many of its progressive members favor reasonable antitrust measures and other regulations to prevent the exploitative industry practices. Although the distinction has been encroached upon the Social Democratic Party under Presidents Dewey and Hayes, Solidarity also has a reputation as the strongest defender of civil rights in American politics, with many of its populations favoring greater action to end discrimination in private business and ensure the equality of African Americans and women in American life. Much like their Social Democratic peers, Solidarity has also been beset by a growing rift between two camps of thought on foreign affairs ever since the dream of international arbitration died alongside its champion former President George Foster Peabody in the midst of a world war.
The Interventionists are those that support the struggle of China against the invasion by the Japanese Empire and the Anglo-German Grand Alliance against the invasions by France and Italy. Believing the Integralist powers to be aggressors impossible to reason with who have destroyed the world peace so painfully architected by their party two decades ago, figures such as Connecticut Governor Raymond E. Baldwin, House Leader Charles Phelps Taft II, and former presidential nominee Wendell Willkie see little alternative but to take drastic action to preserve the world order. The interventionists, feeling an affinity towards the democracy of the United Kingdom, have also been quick to frame the conflict as one between the democratic way of life and the aggressive authoritarianism of the Integralist ideology. Thus, they favor a measured rearmament plan to prepare the United States for an eventual conflict, as well as policies designed to contain the war-making abilities of France, Italy, and Japan. Although some hold a distant hope for being able to arbitrate this world war in much the same way as the last, most of the interventionists have become convinced that an American intervention into the war, particularly in Europe, will be necessary to avoid world domination by aggressive Integralist powers antithetical the civil liberties and democratic values which Solidarity has cherished since its foundation. While expressing some hesitancy to the idea of intervening on behalf of the German Empire after its recent dissolution of the Reichstag, the interventionists have a greater faith in the German commitment to the restoration of the Hague system of international affairs and believe that they may be able to pressure for the reintroduction of democratic government in the country. Unlike the Social Democrats, the Solidarist interventionists are skeptical of the socialist Spanish Republic and largely reluctant to commit to supporting it. On the whole, the interventionists tend to be more progressive than their isolationist colleagues, favoring a greater degree of regulation in the economy and more willing to compromise with the Social Democrats to preserve the Great Community.
The Isolationists instead believe that the collapse of the Hague system is the ultimate proof that the United States should turn inwards and avoid foreign entanglements. Rejecting the idea that America is responsible for the preservation of democracy abroad, the isolationists believe that the interventionists are merely intent on drawing the country into a bloody and expensive war that may well invite the very tyranny they claim to be opposing. Instead, as typified by leaders such as Michigan Representative Arthur H. Vandenberg, Ohio Representative Robert A. Taft, and Florida Representative Zora Neale Hurston, isolationists instead support a strict program of embargo on all belligerent powers designed to show no favoritism to either party and ensure that further incidents such as the sinkings of the USS Asheville or the SS Scharnhorst are avoided. Thus, they argue, the country would be able to avoid being drawn into the war and focus on maintaining its prosperity and addressing its many domestic issues. Moreover, they believe that if the United States is able to steer clear of the raging international conflict, it might naturally emerge in a dominant international position after the war has run its course. The isolationists also distrust broad rearmament programs, believing that wantonly strengthening the peacetime military could result in a return of Grantism and military dictatorship in the country. The isolationists tend to be largely conservative, taking a harder line against government spending and believing in a restrained role of government in regulating the economy.
Federalist Reform
Broadly dominated by its New Nationalist wing, the domestic platform of the Federalist Reform Party remains largely centered around the ideas pioneered by its thought leader Charles Edward Merriam though there remain some more conservative skeptics. Although much like Solidarity the party sees the deficit spending of the Social Democratic Party as fiscally irresponsible and philosophically disagree with the nationalization of industry, the Federalist Reform Party holds a markedly different view on the relationship between the government and the economy. United around a belief in the need for a strong executive to successfully regulate the economy and push forward their governmental initiatives, the Federalist Reform Party supports cooperation between government planning experts and the private sector to avert cutthroat competition, direct the economy towards more profitable investments, and regulate the excesses and failures of the market economy. They also support a more limited program of public works spending to help stimulate the economy under the framework of a balanced budget. Blaming President Dewey’s removal of the country from the gold standard for the recent inflation, the Federalist Reform Party has called for more hawkish monetary policies if not an outright return to the gold standard to help control inflation in conjunction with a balanced budget. Hoping to strike a middle ground between a respect for labor and controls against radical leftism, the Federalist Reform Party generally favors the maintenance of many current union protections while also calling for a criminal syndicalism law that would outlaw the advocacy of the use of violence to effect political or economic change. Yet perhaps one of the party’s most defining traits is its stringent denunciation of corruption in government, calling for it to be comprehensively rooted out through civil service reform and anti-corruption efforts while blaming the Social Democrats for fostering the growth of graft and crime from within the government. Unsurprisingly, the Federalist Reform Party has also become bifurcated along the lines of interventionism and isolationism in the face of the global war.
The Interventionists of the party see it as in the nation’s best interests to intervene in the world war on behalf of the Anglo-German Grand Alliance and the Chinese Republic. Displaying a more coldly practical perspective, the interventionists, led by figures such as House Leader Harry Hopkins, former Senator Harold L. Ickes, and newer faces such as W. Averell Harriman have noted that the deep commercial and financial ties between the United States and the United Kingdom, Germany, and China leave it little choice but to intervene in the conflict. Moreover, they argue that if France, Italy, and especially Japan are left to succeed in the world war, they will surely pose a direct military threat that America will sooner or later be compelled to confront. Instead, they believe that the United States should intervene sooner rather than later to ensure that it can better project its influence in whatever new order may result after the end of the war, and have particularly taken aim at the threat posed by Imperial Japan with its formidable navy. Although holding few of the reservations that the other parties do about committing to open war, the interventionists agree that the country is woefully underprepared for an international war after years of military neglect by the previous presidential administrations. Thus, they have pragmatically suggested that the country rely on providing material aid to its future allies while embargoing its anticipated enemies and embarking on an ambitious rearmament program. The cornerstone of such a rearmament program would be the implementation of universal military training compelling all young men into a period of military service in preparation for an eventual war, a program which they hope to maintain in the long term due to other claimed benefits such as the installation of a spirit of discipline and nationalism. Having a certain affinity for more authoritarian government, the Federalist Reformist interventionists have not shied away from aligning with the German Empire, but have been rather critical of the alleged corruption of Chiang Kai-Shek’s China and have ruled out entirely the idea of intervening on behalf of radical socialism in Spain.
The Isolationists of the party, largely ruled by Chicago Tribune publisher Robert R. McCormick but also supported by Congressional figures such as Hamilton Fish III, have argued that America has nothing to fear from the global war should it pursue a prudent policy of national defense. Much like the isolationists in the other parties, they have largely called for an embargo on all belligerent powers to avoid offending any particular side or otherwise drawing the country into the war. Yet much unlike the other isolationists, they have nonetheless strongly supported a national program of rearmament and universal military training under a policy of armed neutrality to guarantee the nation’s security and safety from foreign threats. This, they argue, is the best course to ensure that the country is not attacked or otherwise forced into the war. Disagreeing with the assessment of their other Federalist Reformist peers, the isolationists argue that the United States has nothing to fear from any foreign power due to its naturally defensible position with oceans separating it from any dangers. Likewise, they argue that commercial bonds can easily be reforged either with fellow neutral nations or with the victorious powers. On the whole, many of the isolationists are also conservative skeptics of the New Nationalist movement who favor less government intervention in the economy and blame overly powerful unions for the nation’s economic woes. While the political scene has become rife with fiery condemnations for opposing opinions on foreign affairs, the Federalist Reformist isolationists have acquired a more unsavory reputation than their counterparts in other parties. Still lurking within the party are those remaining hardliners and outright Grantists who openly sympathize with the Integralists and have pragmatically backed the isolationist position in the hopes that France, Italy, and Japan can continue to press their advantageous position to victory. With figures ranging from radio priest Charles Coughlin to former Georgia Senator Eugene Talmadge, their political views range from populism bordering on the Social Democratic platform to archconservatism, but they remain united by their admiration for Integralists such as Mussolini and their stringent isolationism.
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2023.05.28 20:25 NFCAAOfficialRefBot [GAME THREAD] (1-5) Central Connecticut @ (3-3) Stonehill

Central Connecticut Central Connecticut @ Stonehill Stonehill
Game Start Time: 3:30 PM ET
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Central Connecticut Central Connecticut
Total Passing Yards Total Rushing Yards Total Yards Interceptions Lost Fumbles Lost Field Goals Time of Possession Timeouts
0 yards 116 yards 116 yards 0 0 1/1 6:24 3
Stonehill Stonehill
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5:44 2 3rd & 10 48 Central Connecticut Stonehill 05/30 12:01 AM EST 06/07 02:25 PM EST
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2023.05.28 20:25 yelpvinegar Notion AI for Writers

Notion has emerged as an essential writing tool over the past few years. It already allowed users to manage virtually every aspect of the content creation process in an easy to use interface. That’s why I was excited to see that Notion just lauched its AI tool, Notion AI. But what exact is Notion AI and what are the potential uses of Notion AI for writers? Read on to learn more!

What is Notion?

Notion is a digital workspace that allows you to organize and manage various aspects of your life, including tasks, projects, notes, and more. It is a flexible, all-in-one platform that combines the functionality of various productivity tools, such as project management software, note-taking apps, and databases, into a single workspace.
Notion features a customizable interface that allows users to create pages, databases, and templates that suit their specific needs. It also supports a wide range of integrations with other tools and services, such as Google Drive, Trello, and Slack.
Notion is available on desktop and mobile devices, and it offers both free and paid plans with varying levels of features and capabilities. Its popularity has grown rapidly in recent years, making it a popular choice for individuals, teams, and businesses looking to streamline their workflows and increase productivity.

What is Notion AI?

Notion announced on February 22, 2023 that all users could access notion’s latest tool, Notion AI.
Notion AI is an artificial intelligence assistant that can be used natively within Notion documents, spreadsheets, or other Notion products. Notion AI uses the same GPT-3 language model that is behind ChatGPT.

What Are The Features of Notion AI?

Notion AI contains a number of features designed to enhance productivity for writers within Notion.
Notion AI allow users to:
- Create a content calendar to plan ahead and stay organized with your blog posts.
- Write catchy headlines that will grab your readers’ attention and encourage them to read further.
- Use visuals, such as images and videos, to make your blog posts more engaging and memorable.
- Make sure your blog is mobile-friendly, as more and more people are accessing content on their smartphones and tablets.
- Use social media to promote your blog and reach a wider audience.
- Engage with your readers by responding to comments and encouraging discussion on your blog.
- Focus on a niche or specific topic to establish yourself as an expert in that area.
- Collaborate with other bloggers or brands to expand your reach and bring new perspectives to your blog.
- Use SEO techniques, such as keyword research and meta descriptions, to improve your blog’s visibility on search engines.
- Experiment with different types of content, such as listicles, how-to guides, and interviews, to keep your blog fresh and interesting.
You can see a full list of the current Notion AI features in the screenshots below:

Notion AI Pricing

Anyone (including users with a free Notion plan) can try Notion AI for free, in order to test its capabilities before purchasing the add-on subscription.
However, once you’ve used all your complimentary Notion AI responses, you will see a message that a Notion AI add-on subscription is necessary to continue using AI features. You’ll then need to purchase the Notion AI add on.
The Notion AI add-on costs $8 per member / month for users choosing the annual plan (an additional $96 per year) if you already have a paid Notion account.
If you have a paid Notion plan and choose to purchase the Notion AI add-on but pay with monthly billing, or decide to keep your free Notion account and only upgrade to receive Notion AI, you will be charged $10 per member / month ($120 per year).

How Can Writers Use Notion AI?

Having experimented with Notion AI (both as an early beta tester and using the plan currently available to all users), here are some of the top use cases demonstrating the value of Notion AI for writers:

1. Summarizing Written Content

Notion AI offers an easy to use, one click command, that automatically summarizes a portion of text highlighted.
For the purposes of this example, I entered the text of a recent WSJ article, Fed Minutes Show Most Officials Favored Quarter-Point Rate Rise.

The original article text is listed below:
Most Federal Reserve officials thought slowing the pace of interest-rate increases at their meeting three weeks ago offered the best way to balance the risks of doing too much or too little to combat inflation, but some warned against the hazards of slowing or stopping rate increases too soon.
“A number of participants observed that a policy stance that proved to be insufficiently restrictive could halt recent progress in moderating inflationary pressures,” said the minutes of the Jan. 31-Feb. 1 meeting, released Wednesday.
Fed officials unanimously approved raising their benchmark federal-funds rate by a quarter percentage point to a range between 4.5% and 4.75% on Feb. 1. That increase followed six larger increases, including a half percentage point in December.
Reserve Chair Jerome Powell said Wednesday the central bank will raise interest rates a quarter-percentage-point. Powell said more increases will likely be needed to continue lowering inflation.
The minutes of the gathering said that “almost all participants agreed that it was appropriate” to raise rates by a quarter point, or 25 basis points. Many of these officials “observed that a further slowing in the pace of rate increases would better allow them to assess the economy’s progress… as they determine the extent of future policy tightening,” the minutes said.
But a few participants favored or would have also agreed to a larger half-point move, the minutes said. “The participants favoring a 50-basis-point increase noted that a larger increase would more quickly bring the target range close to the levels they believed would achieve a sufficiently restrictive stance,” the minutes said.
Their discussion suggested another increase of a quarter point was likely at their next meeting on March 21-22. Since then, new data indicated stronger economic activity and slower progress on inflation than previously expected, which could keep the Fed raising rates longer than anticipated before the latest reports.
At the time of the recent meeting, Fed Chair Jerome Powell was facing increasing skepticism from investors over whether the central bank would continue raising rates because economic activity had been mixed around year’s end, with signs that consumer spending had moderated and weakness in the hard-hit housing sector was spreading to manufacturing. Investors were also anticipating rate cuts later this year.
The Fed raises rates to combat inflation by slowing the economy through tighter financial conditions—such as higher borrowing costs, lower stock prices and a stronger dollar—that curb demand.
Most Fed officials projected in December that they would raise the fed-funds rate to 5.1% this year, which would imply quarter-point rate increases at their next two meetings, in March and May. More than a third of officials anticipated lifting the rate above 5.25%. No officials projected rate cuts this year.
Some officials at the meeting observed that any continued easing in financial conditions could require the Fed to raise rates to higher levels or keep them at higher levels for longer than anticipated.
In the three weeks since they met, fresh U.S. economic reports showed that hiring and retail spending surged in January. The unemployment rate fell to 3.4%, a 53-year low, surprising economists who have long anticipated that Fed rate increases would slow economic growth soon. Economic growth also has rebounded in Europe, further easing worries of a global recession this year.
As a result, investors now expect the Fed to lift the fed-funds rate to around 5.4% in June–more than central bank officials had projected in December.
Inflation’s swift decline late last year also stalled in January. The 12-month inflation rate edged down to 6.4% last month from 6.5% in December and a recent high of 9.1% in June, according to the Labor Department. The department’s widely followed gauge, the consumer-price index, rose a sturdy 0.5% in January from the month before, a sign of still strong price pressures.
Two Fed presidents said last week they would have supported a larger half-point rate rise at the last meeting, rather than the quarter-point increase approved. One of them, Cleveland Fed President Loretta Mester, said officials aren’t limited to quarter-point steps. “We can move faster, and we can do bigger [increases] at any particular meeting.”
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard also said he would support moving as quickly as possible to raise the fed-funds rate to 5.4%. “I don’t see much merit in delaying our approach to that level,” he told reporters last week.
Most other Fed officials have expressed a preference for quarter-point increases. Richmond Fed President Tom Barkin told reporters last week he liked that approach “because I believe it gives us the flexibility to respond” depending on how the economy evolves.
Mr. Barkin said he didn’t favor moving rapidly to an estimated peak rate before pausing because he isn’t confident the central bank can gauge how much its past rate moves are slowing the economy. “That theory, to me, requires more confidence in understanding” the effectiveness of tighter rate policy “than I have,” he said.
Overall inflation had slowed in recent months largely because of falling prices of energy and other goods. Large increases in housing costs have slowed, but haven’t yet filtered through to official price gauges. Mr. Powell has nevertheless justified continued rate increases by pointing to still-tight labor markets, elevated wage pressures and high inflation for labor-intensive services.
Mr. Barkin noted the surprising strength in January spending and hiring, but said he wasn’t ready to substantially revise his economic outlook because of the potential for unusual seasonal volatility, including a longer holiday spending season in the fourth quarter, warmer weather and changes in how employers are managing their staffing given recent difficulties hiring workers.
Investors’ shifting expectations about the Fed could already be helping the central bank because interest-rate policies work through financial markets. Changes to the anticipated trajectory of rates, and not just what the Fed does at any meeting, can influence broader financial conditions.
Since November, anticipation of a milder interest-rate path led financial conditions to ease somewhat after tightening substantially last year. The average 30-year fixed mortgage rate, for example, jumped from 4% one year ago to 7% in November. It then edged lower, to around 6% earlier this month.
Over the past two weeks, however, financial conditions have tightened again as investors anticipate an interval of higher short-term interest rates. Mortgage lenders have reported rates are returning back to 7% in recent days.
After a few seconds, Notion AI generated the following text summarizing the article:
The minutes of the Jan. 31-Feb. 1 meeting of the Federal Reserve show that most officials favored slowing the pace of interest-rate increases to balance the risks of doing too much or too little to combat inflation. However, some warned against slowing or stopping rate increases too soon. The minutes also suggest that another increase of a quarter point is likely at the next meeting on March 21-22. Fresh U.S. economic reports showed that hiring and retail spending surged in January, which could keep the Fed raising rates longer than anticipated before the latest reports.
Investors’ expectations about the Fed could already be helping the central bank, as interest-rate policies work through financial markets. Changes to the anticipated trajectory of rates, and not just what the Fed does at any meeting, can influence broader financial conditions. Since November, anticipation of a milder interest-rate path led financial conditions to ease somewhat after tightening substantially last year.
Over the past two weeks, however, financial conditions have tightened again as investors anticipate an interval of higher short-term interest rates. Mortgage lenders have reported rates are returning back to 7% in recent days. Two Fed presidents said last week they would have supported a larger half-point rate rise at the last meeting, rather than the quarter-point increase approved.
St. Louis Fed President James Bullard also said he would support moving as quickly as possible to raise the fed-funds rate to 5.4%. Most other Fed officials have expressed a preference for quarter-point increases, as they believe it gives them the flexibility to respond depending on how the economy evolves.
Overall inflation had slowed in recent months largely because of falling prices of energy and other goods, but large increases in housing costs have slowed, but haven’t yet filtered through to official price gauges. Mr. Powell has nevertheless justified continued rate increases by pointing to still-tight labor markets, elevated wage pressures, and high inflation for labor-intensive services.
While not perfect, this is a really good summarization of a complex article/topic. And the Notion AI tool also provided options for further editing this text, including making the summary longer, rewriting the entire summary, or replacing a section of the article.

2. Changing Tone of Text

Another great feature of Notion AI is its ability to change the tone of text.
For example, I used the following excerpt from a Washington Post article on winter weather:
A strong, intensifying storm system continued its trek across the Lower 48 early Wednesday, unleashing high-impact winter weather that could cause widespread power outages and grind travel to a halt. At least 75 million Americans are under winter storm, ice storm, blizzard warnings or winter weather advisories.
In addition to hefty precipitation in much of the Midwest and parts of the Plains, there could also be snow in notably low elevations — including in areas that rarely see measurable snowfall. Even the Los Angeles County mountains are included in a rare blizzard warning — the first issued by the National Weather Service office there since 1989. Snow levels could descend to below 1,000 feet elevation as extreme anomalous cold at high altitudes whips up a serious elevation storm.
That same lobe of frigid air aloft is also spawning a surface low that’s marching across the country. Over the Upper Midwest and the northern Plains, up to two feet of snow could fall in what the National Weather Service office in Minneapolis is calling a historic winter storm. It could prove to be a top-5 event in the Twin Cities, where blizzard warnings slice through the metro.
On the southern fringe of the snowfall, mild air a mile above the ground will favor freezing rain, with a quarter- to a half-inch of ice accumulation, or glaze, possible in some areas. Parts of the Corn Belt and Michigan are expected to be hardest hit, including places like Dubuque and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, or Lansing, Kalamazoo and Ann Arbor in Michigan.
The storm should finish its cross-country assault in the Northeast late Thursday into Friday, where additional winter storm warnings are in effect for northern New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.
I then used the Notion AI change tone function, and selected the “casual option”:
The Notion AI tool then quickly generated the following text:
Wowza, we’ve got a major storm system heading across the US of A, bringing some serious winter weather that could knock out power and put a stop to travel plans. That’s no joke, folks! It looks like around 75 million Americans are under winter storm, ice storm, blizzard warnings or winter weather advisories, so you know this is serious business.
And get this, it’s not just heavy precipitation we’re talking about – parts of the Midwest and Plains could get snow, and we’re talking about areas that don’t usually see snowfall. The Los Angeles County mountains are even included in a rare blizzard warning – the first one issued by the National Weather Service office there in over 30 years! The snow could even come down to below 1,000 feet elevation. Yikes!
There’s a lobe of frigid air up high that’s causing all of this, and it’s also spawning a surface low that’s going across the country. In the Upper Midwest and the northern Plains, we’re talking up to two feet of snow in what the National Weather Service office in Minneapolis is calling a historic winter storm. That’s right, it could be a top-5 event in the Twin Cities, where blizzard warnings are all over the place.
On the southern edge of the snowfall, freezing rain is likely, and some areas could see a quarter- to a half-inch of ice accumulation. The Corn Belt and Michigan are expected to be hit hard, including places like Dubuque and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, or Lansing, Kalamazoo and Ann Arbor in Michigan.
This storm is going to finish up with a bang in the Northeast late Thursday into Friday, where more winter storm warnings are in effect for northern New York, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine. Stay safe out there, folks!
While perhaps a bit over the top, it definitely demonstrates the AI tools ability to create content using different tones.

3. Writing Social Media Posts

While the previous two use cases demonstrate the Notion AI tool’s ability to synthesize and mimic different forms of text, this next example shows its power to create text based off of very short prompts. Specifically, how it can quickly generate social media posts.
I selected the option from the Notion AI menu to write a social media post. It asked for me to enter a prompt to complete this sentence:
Write a social media post about_____________
And I simply entered “spring cleaning.
In response, it generated the following social media post (including the hashtags):
Spring is here and it’s time for some cleaning! Whether it’s decluttering your home, organizing your closet, or deep cleaning those hard-to-reach areas, now is the perfect time to get started. A little bit of cleaning can go a long way in making your space feel refreshed and renewed. Don’t forget to donate any items you no longer need to charity or recycle them responsibly. Let’s all welcome spring with a clean and organized home!
#springcleaning #declutter #organization #cleanhome #refreshed #renewed #donate #recycle
While not perfect, I didn’t give the AI tool much information, so I was fairly impressed with this output.

4. Writing a Blog Post

Similar to the last use case, I wanted to further text the Notion AI tool’s ability to generate written content. So I selected the “write a blog post” option and entered the following prompt:
The tool generated the following blog post:

The Benefits of Jogging


Jogging is a popular form of exercise that has numerous benefits for both physical and mental health. It is a low-impact exercise that can be done anytime and anywhere, making it a convenient choice for people of all ages and fitness levels. Jogging is also an affordable form of exercise, as it requires no special equipment or membership fees. In this blog post, we will discuss some of the benefits of jogging and how it can improve your overall health and well-being.

Physical Benefits

Jogging is an excellent way to improve cardiovascular health. It helps to strengthen the heart and lungs, lowers blood pressure, and reduces the risk of heart disease. Jogging also helps to build endurance and increase stamina, which can improve athletic performance in other activities.
In addition to its cardiovascular benefits, jogging can also help with weight loss and weight management. It is an effective way to burn calories and boost metabolism, which can help to shed excess pounds and maintain a healthy weight. Jogging also helps to build muscle and tone the body, giving you a leaner and more sculpted appearance.
Jogging is also good for bone health. It helps to strengthen bones and prevent osteoporosis, a condition that causes bones to become brittle and weak. Regular jogging can also improve joint health and flexibility, reducing the risk of injury and improving overall mobility.

Mental Benefits

Jogging is not just good for physical health, it also has many mental health benefits. It is an excellent way to reduce stress and anxiety, as it releases endorphins that promote feelings of happiness and relaxation. Jogging can also boost self-esteem and confidence, helping to improve overall mood and well-being.
Regular jogging can also improve cognitive function and brain health. It has been shown to improve memory, concentration, and overall brain function, reducing the risk of cognitive decline and dementia in later life. Jogging can also help to improve sleep quality, which is essential for overall health and well-being.

Social Benefits

Jogging can also provide social benefits, as it can be a great way to meet new people and make friends. Joining a jogging group or running club can provide a supportive and motivating environment, where you can connect with other like-minded individuals who share your passion for jogging.

Getting Started with Jogging

If you are new to jogging, it is important to start slowly and gradually build up your endurance. Begin with short, easy runs and gradually increase the distance and intensity over time. It is also important to wear proper shoes and clothing to prevent injury and ensure comfort while jogging.
To make jogging more enjoyable, try listening to music or a podcast while you run. You can also join a jogging group or find a jogging buddy to keep you motivated and accountable.


In conclusion, jogging is an excellent form of exercise that can benefit both physical and mental health. It can improve cardiovascular health, aid in weight management, strengthen bones and joints, reduce stress and anxiety, boost self-esteem and confidence, and improve cognitive function and brain health. Jogging can also provide social benefits, making it a great way to meet new people and make friends. If you are looking for an easy and convenient way to improve your health and well-being, jogging is a great place to start. So put on your running shoes, hit the pavement, and enjoy the many benefits of this simple yet effective form of exercise.
Overall, I was very impressed with how quickly it generated this grammatically correct and well written blog post. It’s worth noting that once the Notion AI tool finishes generating the text, there is a button you can click to make the article longer, which it also does with ease.

5. Finding Action Items

Last, I wanted to test the “finding action items” tool. To do this, I found a publicly available copy of a county’s meeting minutes over their local water authority (see PDF here):

I then ran the text through the AI tool, using the “find action items tool”:

Notion AI generated the following:
Overall, I was very impressed with the ability of the AI tool to generate action items. Since many Notion users (students, office workers, etc.) use Notion for note taking, this seems like an extremely valuable feature.
The examples of Notion’s AI tool make a strong case for adding the Notion AI tool to your writer toolkit! And the examples above only represent a fraction of the total use cases. Notion is already one of the best productivity tools for bloggers, and the addition of Notion AI for writers further cements its place on this list!
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2023.05.28 17:59 911one87 WNBA Picks 28/05/2023

Bet Record: 1-4 Individual Picks: 2-6
Yesterdays picks 27/05/2023

Connecticut Vs. New York

Connecticut Sun +7.5 ❌ final: 81-65 NY Sun/Liberty UNDER 163.5 ✅ total: 146

LV Aces Vs. LA Sparks

LA Sparks +15.5 ❌ final: 93-65 LV Aces/Sparks OVER 171.5 ❌ total: 158
Still no traction yet thankfully haha… another doozy yesterday! These are some god damn rookie numbers, we gotta bump these numbers up! 3 games today let’s get it!
Todays Picks:

Indiana Fever Vs. Atlanta Dream @3:00 EST

Indiana Fever +7.5 DK odds -110 IND/ATL UNDER 160 DK odds -110
I’m also liking the odds on the money line at +260 for Indiana Dropping a little sprinkle on that, personally.

Dallas Wings Vs. Chicago Sky @6:00 EST

Dallas Wings +2.5 DK odds -110 DAL/CHI OVER 161.5 DK odds -110
Minnesota Lynx Vs. Las Vegas Aces @9:00 EST
Las Vegas Aces -14 DK odds -110 LV/MIN OVER 169.5 DK odds -110
Still recommending the fade here but BOL to all regardless! See ya Tuesday!
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2023.05.28 15:39 Raiste1901 Lesson 0. The Thulnusona people and their language

The name Thulnusona designates an ethnic group that inhabits the western part of the Hinuus island (also known as “Wunayis”, mostly in the Highlands). The people and their language (Thulnuson) received this name after the black soil and rocks (“thulas”), therefore their dialects are commonly known as the Black language. Despite being linguistically diverse, most natives of the western part of the island use the term “Thulnusas” (plural “thulnusona”) or its variations to refer to themselves.
The two other ethnic groups, inhabiting the southern and eastern portions of the island, are called “ekheekana” and “hoyikana”, their languages – “ekheekan” (Red) and “hoyikan” (White) respectively. The names of the latter group is usually derived from the snow-white peaks of the two volcanoes, visible from the western part of the island, while the former name is etymologically obscure. Another related ethnic group, living on a southern island on the slopes of the Yóhísíltás volcano are known to the Thulnusona as “iiswatáná” (the far-landers).
All ethnic groups and their respective languages are genetically related to one another. Archeological data suggests that people have been continuously living on the Hinuus archipelago for approximately ten thousand years, however high geological activity complicates accurate dating. The proto-language (the last common ancestral language of all current dialects, spoken on the islands) is estimated to have been spoken not earlier than about 3000 years ago, leaving a large portion of its history completely unknown.
The Thulnuson language consists of multiple dialects, which share moderate mutual intelligibility. The particular dialect, chosen for this course, is spoken in the highlands of the Sőőlkűgas volcano between the settlements of Kohosányis and Sönyöönas. The area is approximately 670 km² (about the size of the cities, such as Manchester or El Paso) having the population of 1200 people in total. The majority of the population lives in the lower eastern part, while about 400 people live in Kohosányis and small villages nearby in the west, mostly along small rivers and brooks. Houses are mostly wooden, since the area lies in the subarctic climate belt at the altitude from 650 to 1500 m above sea level, bordering a sparcely inhabited alpine tundra with no permanent sedentary population at its higher boundary. The region is mostly covered by dense pine and walchia forest, which gives way to lycopods, calamites and ferns at its lower boundary. The climate is generally mild and cool, ranging from Cfc (subpolar oceanic) to Dfc (subarctic) with short summers (up to +18°C in the warmest month) and long cool winters with sub-zero temperatures being rare (reaching -10°C only in the highest parts of the area), wet throughout the whole year, receiving up to 4000 mm of rainfall. Although much sunnier, than the low valleys to the north, the highlands are still very foggy, cloudy and windy, and summer snowfall is not uncommon. Relative humidity is more than 95% on average, frequently reaching 100% due to orographic lift, allowing many species of moss and trimerophytes to flourish.
Three clans live in the highland area: “hííkílaane” – dense forest people, “thwaatínóye” – people of the falling water, and “nisügatínóye” - people of bouncing sunshine; all three are native to the region and have relatively minor differences in vocabulary. Their dialect shares the most linguistic features with other Highland dialects, but it is also closely related to the northeastern dialect of Tikyúkonoonas the valley of the Suulaseyas River neighbouring lowlands, suggesting that they migrated to the highlands from those territories. Other Thulnuson dialects show about the same level of similarity and mutual intelligibility with this dialect.
The most important activities of the highlanders are foraging and fishing. Pine nuts, tanned fish skin and dried salmon meat are traded with people from the lowlands for other other products, such as seed fern flour, fronds and seafood (mostly crustaceans, molluscs and seaweed) and penguin skins. Most of the highlanders live in one area for most or the whole life, rarely moving far away from their first clan (the clan into which they were born). Some, especially those living at a higher elevation, are semi-nomadic, as they spend summers closer to the tundra, but descend into the valleys close to the lowland region in winter. Log boats and canoes are the most common type of transport along the rivers, otherwise human-pulled carts and wagons, are used, as there are some relatively flat roads going west to east and descending north into the lowlands, but otherwise people travel on foot, just as in any other part of the island. The houseboats, called oyesas, are not found in the highlands, because the local bodies of water are not deep and wide enough, however, they are common in the lowland regions across the island.
The Thulnusona family is matrilineal and matrilocal (the latter, however, is common only for the highlanders, while the lowlanders are frequently neolocal – they don't stay with their mother's clan). Strict rules of exogamy among the clans are observed (one cannot marry with a person from the same clan).
The Thulnusona people share their belief system with other native groups of the island, and various religious activities play an important role in their day-to-day life. Pilgrimage to the holy places, such as summits of the three main volcanoes and particular geographical features, are common, and people from different settlements often travel together, sharing news, stories and various items. Their religion can be described as pantheistic and/or animistic with áltáltiwas (“emptiness, absence”) and yilhólas (“universal consciousness or presence, life force”) being the highest aspects of existence, and everything in the universe cycles through these two aspects eternally. The main figures or deities are silonyas (“soul”, plural silonyaye; a being that can inhabit a physical body) and holiyas (“spirit”, plural holiyaye; a being that exists without a body, usually as an aspect of nature), which interact with the physical world and help to achieve wősiyüüs (“liberation, fulfillment or realisation”) by resolving laaswayis (“inertia, unresolved interactions”). The interaction between human beings and spirits are often handled by súnaye (“shamans”), but shamanistic practices are not the main focus of the religion, which is instead the discovery of the individual (wülsuunán – “a journey one must perform on their own”).

Some further remarks:

Throughout the following lessons, the transcription used will closely reflect the phonological system of the chosen Thulnuson dialect. Grammatical forms and vocabulary, not found in this dialect, will not be described in detail. This doesn't mean, that forms from other dialects are not correct, but describing every dialect instead of focusing on one specific idiom would be too complicated and difficult, often confusing to the readers. Some verbal forms will be given parsed, according to the morphological principles outlined in later lessons, making it easier for the readers to understand the internal structure of different verbs forms, which may otherwise be opaque. For example, wotucáá “I'm walking towards it (alone)” will be given as:
The glossing abbreviations will be explained in order to avoid confusion. Full verb paradigms, although possible to represent, will not be shown, as a single verb can have thousands of possible forms, which may be viewed as too distractive.
New vocabulary will be explained with examples, when needed, since many words have narrow meanings and their usage is tied to specific situations or cultural aspects, and thus they must be clarified.
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2023.05.28 11:15 heartingale Am I paying the right amount for my basement

I’m getting my ~900 sq ft basement finished with open concept and no rooms. It’ll have vinyl TLV flooring that are almost wood like. The walls are basement company’s special built. It’s like solid nonporous material with fabric covering, very sturdy. They are quoting 61k for the project. Another company quoted 70k and a contractor is quoting 42k. The contract doesn’t have much exp with basements so I’m not sure about going with him. I live in northern Connecticut. Wanted to ask if this cost for total open area without rooms make sense.
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2023.05.28 02:49 NFCAAOfficialRefBot [GAME THREAD] (1-5) Central Connecticut @ (3-3) Stonehill

Central Connecticut Central Connecticut @ Stonehill Stonehill
Game Start Time: 3:30 PM ET
Location: W.B. Mason Stadium, Easton, MA
Watch: New England Sports Network
Team Coach(es) Offense Defense
Central Connecticut Central Connecticut th3r3df0x Flexbone 4-3
Stonehill Stonehill strategygameventures Spread 3-3-5
Central Connecticut Central Connecticut
Total Passing Yards Total Rushing Yards Total Yards Interceptions Lost Fumbles Lost Field Goals Time of Possession Timeouts
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Stonehill Stonehill
Total Passing Yards Total Rushing Yards Total Yards Interceptions Lost Fumbles Lost Field Goals Time of Possession Timeouts
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Clock Quarter Down Ball Location Possession Playclock Deadline
7:00 1 1st & 10 -1 Stonehill Stonehill 05/28 08:49 PM EST 06/06 08:49 PM EST
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Stonehill 0 0 0 0 0
Central Connecticut 0 0 0 0 0
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2023.05.27 22:26 NFCAAOfficialRefBot [GAME THREAD] (1-5) Central Connecticut @ (3-3) Stonehill

Central Connecticut Central Connecticut @ Stonehill Stonehill
Game Start Time: 3:30 PM ET
Location: W.B. Mason Stadium, Easton, MA
Watch: New England Sports Network
Team Coach(es) Offense Defense
Central Connecticut Central Connecticut th3r3df0x Flexbone 4-3
Stonehill Stonehill coopstar200 Spread 3-3-5
Central Connecticut Central Connecticut
Total Passing Yards Total Rushing Yards Total Yards Interceptions Lost Fumbles Lost Field Goals Time of Possession Timeouts
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Stonehill Stonehill
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Clock Quarter Down Ball Location Possession Playclock Deadline
7:00 1 1st & 10 -1 Stonehill Stonehill 05/28 04:26 PM EST 06/06 04:26 PM EST
Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4 Total
Stonehill 0 0 0 0 0
Central Connecticut 0 0 0 0 0
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2023.05.27 14:13 911one87 WNBA PICKS 27/05/2023

Bet Record: 0-1 Individual Picks: 1-3
Yesterdays picks 26/05/2023
Washington Mystics ML ✅ final: 71-69 WSH WSH/CHI OVER 157.5 ❌ total: 140 Dallas Wings -4.5 ❌ final: 95-91 DAL DAL/SEA UNDER 161❌ total: 186
Yikes. Good thing yesterdays post didn’t get much traction. If we went all straights we mighta had a win but I’m a degenerate with limited knowledge who’s new to the game and I parlayed. Fuck me.
Hello everyone! I’ll start by saying that I’m by no means an expert, honestly, I’m less than amateur. I got into sports betting about a month ago, and so far it’s been a great month of losses. I watch Hockey and Baseball mostly, just getting into basketball recently and really enjoying the ladies ball after seeing a preseason game. I’m from Canada so we really only have the Raptors and no WNBA teams but basketball is growing here steadily!
After seeing a post yesterday looking for more WNBA picks I decided I’ll put the work in and do my best to pick us some winners. I will do my best to put some picks up for every WNBA game this season regardless of results. I will be placing small bets on each play (I ain’t rich guys) of $5 unless stated otherwise. As the season progresses and I learn more I will provide more in-depth analysis for each pick and might throw out some player props.
That was my spiel. Keep in mind I have garbage luck and I get stoned constantly. Honestly it would be wise to fade me at least until I can start getting some positive results.
Regardless Degens, let’s move on to todays picks.
Todays picks 27/05/2023:
—Sun VS Liberty—
Connecticut Sun +7.5 - DK odds -110 CON/NY UNDER 163.5 - DK odds -110
—Aces VS Sparks—
This game isn’t on DK or FD yet for me, will update when spreads are set but my thoughts will be: Las Vegas Aces -3.5 LV/LA OVER 154.5
I’ll be straight betting each play. To each their own. To all those that tail or fade, BOL!
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2023.05.27 13:06 ajamesdeandaydream wouldn’t it have been so funny if

gran was alive by the time luke and lorelai got together and absolutely loved him? richard would’ve been bumbling about confused the entire episode and emily would’ve been convinced the whole thing was a plot just to spite her. idk i just think imagine if this proper and posh, pretty snobby british old lady was totally enamored by a connecticut diner owner it would’ve been fun and maybe a good episode to force a change in richard and emily’s perspective on luke. like honestly i never even felt like they genuinely disliked him but more that they felt they had to because he didn’t fit within the rules of their society, so they always just walked into their interactions with predetermined hatred. maybe if someone higher up than them or whatever gave them permission to like him it could’ve become different who knows
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2023.05.27 05:57 g0thnek0 best nature areas on LI?

i’m looking for some nice places to go for walks outside/spend time in nature. i live in connecticut so there are a number of places to hike here since we do have some hills but long island does not of course. my boyfriend lives in babylon and i visit him often so i’d like to find some outdoorsy stuff to do with him. anywhere on the island is fine.
also, has anyone ever driven from southern CT to around babylon? i’ve only ever taken the train from new haven (takes about 3.5 hours total) but idk how long that drive actually takes with traffic and everything.
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2023.05.27 05:51 ZaBaronDV Beyond Red, Blue, and Yellow: The 2008 United States Presidential Election Results

Beyond Red, Blue, and Yellow: The 2008 United States Presidential Election Results
Jesse Ventura's time as President is coming to an end, and it's ending amidst a roller coaster of an election. Since 1992, with the election of Donald Trump, the Democrats have run the show in D.C., championing centrism amidst the right wing party of the Republicans and the left wing party of the Progressives. Much has been accomplished since then: The U.S. has grown in power and influence among the Three Brothers Alliance with the Confederacy and Texas, even diplomatically distancing itself from the former. The economy has been overall quite strong, which has not come at the cost of green domestic policy thanks to the Democrats' walking of the pro-environmental and pro-business tightrope, though a recession appears on the horizon.
And now, it's time for the Union to choose once more. Who will they elect for President?

Joe Biden (D-DE)

VP: Mitt Romney (D-MA)
Nominated by the Democrats to succeed President Ventura was Secretary of State Joe Biden of Delaware, who chose the Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney (a recent convert to the Democrats from the Republicans) as his running mate. While Biden wasn't the most energizing or exciting candidate, he was a sound choice, and tirelessly campaigned to keep the Democrats strong.

John Kasich (R-OH)

VP: Pete Wilson (R-CA)
Back for another round after his loss in 2004, John Kasich of Ohio sent a message to the nascent Whig Party: Good riddance. Republicans knew for a fact that outright victory was impossible, so Kasich's objective this election was simple, if challenging: Make the Republican case, keep the Party strong.

Rocky Anderson (P-UT)

VP: Tom Vilsack (P-IA)
Perhaps the rockiest path to Presidential nomination was that of Rocky Anderson of Utah. While he wasn't the winner outright, he was able to secure the nomination at the expense of John Kerry, who himself thought he had a shot at victory. The Progressives saw that the Presidency was winnable, so Anderson campaigned vigorously.

George W. Bush (W-CO)

VP: Tommy Thompson (W-WI)
The goal of the Whigs was simple: Build on what was won in 2004 and spread the Whigs' message and platform. To this end, George W. Bush, who was previously nominated in 2004, secured the nomination once more. Yet, shocking the whole of the Party, Bush did not choose Dick Cheney as his running mate again. Questions wracked the Party, and Bush kept quiet on the matter, but Bush was a founder of the Party, and a hugely popular figurehead.
Four candidates, four parties, one election. But how did the States vote? In order called, they...

Delaware (3 Electoral Votes; Carried by Biden/Romney)

Joe Biden's Home State was never in question.

District of Columbia (3 Electoral Votes; Carried by Biden/Romney)

D.C. has quite enjoyed the Democrats of late, and quickly was declared for Biden.

Minnesota (10 Electoral Votes; Carried by Biden/Romney)

Jesse Ventura's endorsement was more than enough to get Minnesota to vote for Biden, and he won the State by well over 10 points.

Vermont (3 Electoral Votes; Carried by Anderson/Vilsack)

Vermont is the home State of previous Progressive candidate and Party darling Howard Dean, and was won by a comfortable margin.

Rhode Island (4 Electoral Votes; Carried by Anderson/Vilsack)

It took some time, due to Democrat challenges, but Rhode Island was called for Rocky Anderson.

Nevada (5 Electoral Votes; Carried by Bush/Thompson)

Outgoing Nevada Governor Jeb Bush was instrumental, and his endorsement carried his big brother to a win in Nevada. This win, and so early on, was seen as a big win by the Whigs.

Massachusetts (12 Electoral Votes; Carried by Biden/Romney)

In a shock twist, disaffected Progressive Senator and failed Presidential nominee candidate John Kerry announced his support for Biden and Romney. Between this and Romney being the Governor, a State that was expected to narrowly vote Progressive instead went to the Democrats by a rather comfortable margin. This was a massive blow to the Anderson campaign, and the first sign that things were going in a bad direction...

New Hampshire (4 Electoral Votes; Carried by Biden/Romney)

Kerry's appeal in New England didn't stop at Massachusetts, as New Hampshire was also carried by Biden and Romney.

Maine (4 Electoral Votes; Carried by Biden/Romney)

Maine was expected to vote for Biden and Romney regardless.

Connecticut (7 Electoral Votes; Carried by Biden/Romney)

Failed Democrat candidate and Connecticut Senator Joe Lieberman denounced Biden and endorsed Kasich. Whether this helped or hurt Biden is anyone's guess, as Biden won Connecticut regardless.

Iowa (7 Electoral Votes; Carried by Anderson/Vilsack)

A strongly Progressive State and the home State of VP nominee Tom Vilsack, Iowa was some much-needed good news for the Progressives.

Idaho (4 Electoral Votes; Carried by Bush/Thompson)

The Republicans tried, and failed, to keep Idaho out of Whig hands. With this, the Whigs' goal was largely accomplished; Nobody could doubt anymore that the Whigs were more than just a fluke.

Wisconsin (10 Electoral Votes; Carried by Biden/Romney)

It was close between the Democrats and the Progressives, with a few Whig districts here and there, but Biden carried the day in Wisconsin.

North Dakota (3 Electoral Votes; Carried by Kasich/Wilson)

As Midwest votes began to come in more and more, North Dakota finally put Kasich on the board.

South Dakota (3 Electoral Votes; Carried by Kasich/Wilson)

The Whigs put up a fight in the Dakotas, but Republicans flipped South Dakota back to red from the blue it became in 2004.

Indiana (11 Electoral Votes; Carried by Biden/Romney)

Biden's appeal to Rust Belt business was instrumental here, and Indiana was declared for Biden.

Maryland (10 Electoral Votes; Carried by Biden/Romney)

Maryland's election featured a shocking number of Whigs and Republicans coming out of the woodwork, but went to Biden regardless.

Kansas (6 Electoral Votes; Carried by Kasich/Wilson)

Kansas has reliably voted Republican since 1988 and, although the Whigs came out in force, Kasich carried the day.

Colorado (9 Electoral Votes; Carried by Kasich/Wilson)

Perhaps the biggest gutpunch the Whigs could have received, the Home State of George W. Bush wasn't just lost, but lost to his direct rival. Despite being asked to concede the election now, former Governor Bush stayed in the race, either on principle or out of spite.

Utah (5 Electoral Votes; Carried by Kasich/Wilson)

Utah was close. The Republicans beat out everyone else by fewer than 100 votes.

New Jersey (15 Electoral Votes; Carried by Biden/Romney)

New Jersey was Biden's back yard, and comfortable carried the Democrats.

Nebraska (5 Electoral Votes; Carried by Anderson/Vilsack)

in a minor accomplishment for Progressives, Nebraska was flipped green after having voted Republican for the last 4 elections.

Illinois (21 Electoral Votes; Carried by Biden/Romney)

With this win, the Biden campaign was knocking on the door of winning the election, and the Anderson campaign conceded the election.

Wyoming (3 Electoral Votes; Carried by Kasich/Wilson)

Whigs were left with jaws on the floor as Wyoming, a State they felt comfortable winning, was carried by Kasich. The Ohioan's "Red West" strategy for this election was paying off better than even he expected.

Montana (3 Electoral Votes; Carried by Biden/Romney)

Perhaps the closest State of all, Montana was kept out of Republican and Whig hands by less than a percentage point.

Oregon (7 Electoral Votes; Carried by Biden/Romney)

Progressives have always been a challenge in Oregon, but Biden carried the State.

Washington (11 Electoral Votes; Carried by Biden/Romney)

A comfortable win for the Democrats, and now it was all but certain Biden was the winner.

Michigan (17 Electoral Votes; Carried by Biden/Romney)

Biden came one step closer to a Rust Belt sweep by winning over Michigan with his (and his running mate's) pro-business policy.

Ohio (20 Electoral Votes; Carried by Biden/Romney)

With this win, Biden swept the Rust Belt, and all knew his victory was inevitable. Anderson and Kasich conceded the election, and only Bush remained, again, either out of principle or spite.

California (55 Electoral Votes; Carried by Biden/Romney)

With this win, Biden finally crossed the finish line, and won the election of 2008. Anything past this was a victory lap.

New York (31 Electoral Votes; Carried by Biden/Romney)

Progressives poured everything they possibly could in to New York, but Trump's endorsement made victory for Biden inevitable.

Pennsylvania (21 Electoral Votes; Carried by Biden/Romney)

Biden's native Pennsylvania was supposed to be a sure thing, and to be sure it did carry the Democrats, but Republicans came within a hair's breadth of winning the State.


Biden/Romney (D): 274 EVs (42.2% of PV)
Kasich/Wilson (R): 29 EVs (15.7% of PV)
Anderson/Vilsack (P): 19 EVs (31.0% of PV)
Bush/Thompson (W): 9 EVs (11.1% of PV)

Joe Biden (D-DE), 40th President of the United States
It's often said you can't predict politics, and this election has shown that that is both true and not. While Biden was the odds-on favorite, due to endorsements from both the popular former President Donald Trump and the popular incumbent Jesse Ventura, the fact remains that, Progressives aside, everyone, on some level, accomplished what they set out to do. The Democrats held the White House and Majority in the Senate, though they're reduced in the House. The Republicans kept their Party strong, and now Republicans are already talking about another run with Kasich in 2012, his words, actions, and opinions vindicated twice now. The Whigs built on their successes from 2004, and boosted their numbers to carry more States.
There's a number of things that will have to be addressed in the coming years. Will Kasich run again in 2012? Does he have a chance? What will happen to Rocky Anderson, since it's all but certain Vilsack won't accept second fiddle if he decides to try once more in 2012? And what of Kerry? What does the future hold for him? Where do the Whigs go from here, as some start to wonder if they're seeing cracks starting to form in the Party's foundation?
Regardless, Biden has cause to celebrate. Champagne and ice cream all around, Mr. Secretary! Soon to be "Mr. President!"

The Election Map
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2023.05.27 04:33 sbpotdbot WNBA Betting and Picks - 5/27/23 (Saturday)

WNBA Basketball Betting Picks and Sports Betting Odds
Time (ET) Teams ML Spread Total
5/27 Connecticut Sun +225 +6.5 -112 o165.5 -108
1:00 PM New York Liberty -290 -6.5 -110 u165.5 -112
5/27 Los Angeles Sparks +699 +16.5 -117 o170.5 -117
9:00 PM Las Vegas Aces -2000 -16.5 -117 u170.5 -117
Sportsbooks and Promos Live WNBA Chat FAQ General Discussion/Questions Futures and Outrights Models and Statistics
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