For a long time, people thought our solar system revolved around the Earth. Copernicus (or Galileo to some) came around and proved the planets revolved around our Sun.

Models are important - they are the perspective of an individual's perception of any given event. Models are always biased, but the objective should be to choose a model with the least bias possible.

How is this achieved?

Scrutinize opposing aspects, think critically, and have an open mind.

"All Truth passes through three stages: First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as self-evident."

- Arthur Schopenhauer

Truth is stranger than fiction, but it is because Fiction is obliged to stick to possibilities; Truth isn't.

- Mark Twain

These opinions below may be my own or may belong to the authors whom I reference. They are posted for the benefit of mankind, so that we may collectively achieve a common ground and transition into a new golden era as seamlessly as possible.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Ron Paul wins 21 of Maine's 24 Republican delegate spots

Charles Cragin, a Romney supporter, called the turn of events "bizarre."

The only thing that's bizarre about this, is why Ron Paul didn't win the straw poll. Let's spread the word. People are waking up!

Associated Press
May 6, 2012, 6:51 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — With Mitt Romney's Republican presidential nomination all but certain, Ron Paul supporters took control of the Maine Republican Convention and elected a majority slate supporting the Texas congressman, party officials said Sunday.

At the two-day state convention, Paul supporters won 21 of the 24 delegate spots to the GOP national convention in Tampa, Fla. They also won a majority of the state committee seats.

"It's certainly a significant victory," said Jim Azzola of South Portland, Paul's Cumberland County coordinator.

Paul, the last challenger remaining, finished a close second behind Romney in Maine's GOP caucuses in February, but those results were nonbinding. Not everyone had a chance to cast a ballot before the results were announced, and a snowstorm forced the cancellation of some caucuses, including one in a Paul stronghold. Romney won the February straw poll with 39% of the vote to Paul's 36%. Rick Santorum trailed with 18% and Newt Gingrich got 6%.

Romney and his team have avoided doing or saying anything that might anger Paul loyalists.

"I think he's being very careful because he knows how important the Ron Paul voters are — they obviously represent a very different dynamic," said Mike Dennehy, a former top aide to Republican John McCain's 2008 campaign. "They are the most passionate and the most frustrated of any voters heading to the polls. And many of them are independents."

Charles Cragin, a Romney supporter, called the turn of events "bizarre.",0,2466313.story

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