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  • The word “democracy” appears to indicate a vague concept of direct or semi-direct rule by some characteristic and typically large subset of the population beyond the age of consent, with a strong connotation of one vote per eligible voter, whilst allowing further stretchings and contortions such as multiple votes or variable valuations of single votes by individual voters.

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  • The advantage of society must be referred to a great extent to the stream of thought-transfer from hypnotists being checked and broken up; for the effect of this stream being made indirect or semi-direct, its dominating power is thereby greatly diminished.

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  • They do well to guide the car but if there is a semi-direct hit the railing is likely to come loose.

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  • Considering that much of the influence seems to come from the indirect and semi-direct aerosol effects, does this study mean that "low" gets switched to "medium", possibly even to


  • There is a difference between wrong, e.g. "CO2 absorption is already saturated so more CO2 won't make any difference", and inaccurate, e.g. "We show that the actual cloud feedback is smaller than what previous methods suggest and that a significant part of the cloud response and the large spread between previous model estimates of cloud feedback is due to the semi-direct forcing."


  • I think it should be a semi-direct adaption of the game.



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