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Re: Political policymaking

Manoj Srivastava wrote:
> 	I think I'd tend to lean the other way if I _had_ to choose
>  sides ;-). While I agree with the sentiment that we need a process to
>  break deadlocks, I think we can come up with a less cumbersome
>  process than this (reminds me of the US senate rules [apropos which:
>  what on earth is the logic behind a filibuster?]).

What, you never saw "Mr. Smith Goes To Washington"?

AFAIK, filibusting is a debate gag method as, once recognised by the chair,
the Senator is not required to yield the follow to an opponent as long as
he/she has something to say.  Note that Senate rules do *not* require that
something to be meaningful.

"Normality is a statistical illusion." -- me

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