I'd settle for 4G. The definition of 4G requires a peak download speed of 1 Gb/s for a stationary user. LTE does not qualify. LTE-advanced does but I'm not sure if anyone's actually deployed it in the US.
You have a requirement for four different kinds of majority, under different rules, and eighty percent of the underlying public is about right.
I'm not sure I understand what you're saying. To "do anything", by which I assume you mean pass something into law, you need greater than 50% support in the Senate and House, and the President. The public has no say. So where does this 80% come from, or are you talking about something totally unrelated?
If you want federal gun control, you have to find a way to structure it in terms which makes sense to a deer hunter somewhere in Tennessee.
There are gun control measures, such as universal background checks, that are favored by a majority of the public, a majority of Republicans, and a majority of gun owners. Yet they cannot get through Congress. If Congress only cared about representing their constituents, this would not happen. Gun control is just one example, there are others where Congress will not act despite the will of the people.
There is basically no oversight outside the military for launching nuclear weapons. So if we elect Trump, we're relying on a narcissist world leader with the attention span of a kindergartener to keep his cool enough to not nuke anyone for at least four years. Or for the military to disobey an order from the commander in chief if he does decide to push the button. This ought to be enough to keep him out of office, but then there have been a lot of things that ought to have been enough to end his run.
Under the American system of checks and balances, you need something like 80% popular support to actually do anything.
You need the support of a majority of both houses of Congress (or sometimes a supermajority). The public doesn't get any input between elections. Very few issues have 80% popular support, and I would guess most of those are not being acted upon because Congress isn't interested (eg campaign finance reform, gun control).
The sentence reads fine without "per se", and the addition of it is superfluous.
I like your joke and I got it, but it's a legal thing: "Thus, an act is illegal without extrinsic proof of any surrounding circumstances such as lack of scienter (knowledge) or other defenses." They're trying to make it sound like they don't need to prove anything like intent or knowledge, that the act is defamatory without regard to any extenuating circumstances. Which sounds like complete BS to me.
If your problem is with the idea of suddenly legalizing everything without any planning for the consequences, I think you're arguing against a strawman. I doubt anyone is proposing that, just arguing that the war on drugs is a stupid expensive useless dangerous violent failure, and we need to stop doing it.
It seems Moore's math assumes everything but those four states will stay the same. Not clear that is the case, and it looks to me like the changes are not in Trump's favor.
Don't underestimate this; it means he's likely to win the voter turnout game hands-down!
Sure, but it may not matter. He could turn out every single person in states like Alabama, Arkansas, and Kansas, and it would make not one bit of difference, because that wouldn't get him a single additional electoral college vote. Where is he going to turn out these additional voters? If it's not in swing states, it's irrelevant (unfortunately - basically most of the votes in the US just don't matter, which is terrible).
"A presidential candidate needs 270 Electoral Votes to become president. In other words, if Clinton wins just the states leaning in her direction, she would be president without needing any of the toss up states — Colorado, Iowa, North Carolina, Ohio or Pennsylvania."
They've already hacked every plausible cloud provider...
Are you saying it's possible to hack Amazon once, and then have access to every current and future EC2 virtual machine ever created? If so, that sounds extremely implausible and like you probably don't know much about AWS architecture. Or if not, what do you mean?
Sounds like you haven't thought about the electoral system much. Even if Trump has more supporters and more enthusiastic supporters, it still depends on where the voters are. He is going to lose big in New York, California, and Texas (Hispanic vote). Lots of electoral college votes in those states alone. I think he'll have a tough go in Florida at best. His support among blacks is right around zero in some polls, which makes some other states challenging for him. He has basically no organization at all, no TV advertising, and no ground game.
Basically his only support is among conservative whites, particularly the less educated, which is a smaller group than ever before, and the less educated vote less than the more educated. Those voters that he might turn out to vote for him in large numbers who haven't been voting recently mostly live in deep red states that will go for whoever the Republican is no matter what. So they won't make a difference.
"At the moment, [Trump] is running on par with Romney’s 17-point margin with white voters during his race against Barack Obama. It was not enough for Romney; Trump would need more, and though he succeeds with white voters without a college degree, he is doing worse than his predecessor among those with a diploma."
He has a steep uphill climb to win this. I won't say he has no chance, but in my opinion your assessment is way off.
The U.S. has quite a bit of growing up to do as a society before were ready for something like that.
So we're better off continuing to lock people up for taking drugs until we "grow up"? What percentage of the US population takes illegal drugs other than marijuana? It's tiny, right? It would probably be even smaller if pot were legal everywhere. Are there a bunch of people just pining to take meth or heroin and not doing it because it's illegal? Sounds ridiculous. I just don't see how putting users in jail could possibly be a better use of that money than putting them in drug treatment.