June 10th, 2008

political

Character

How do you think our candidates would react to finding out they were wrong?

Poll #1202700 A presidential thought experiment

Which is the more likely response, given each precondition as axiom?

Precondition: Obama gets into office, collects information from intelligence sources, and comes to the conclusion that US troops are making progress in Iraq. Response: Obama announces that he was wrong, and continues American presence in Iraq.
28(87.5%)
Precondition: McCain gets into office, collects information from intelligence sources, and comes to the conclusion that US troops are making NO progress in Iraq. Response: McCain announces that he was wrong, and ends American presence in Iraq.
4(12.5%)
political

Presidential Thought Experiment Attempt #2

Let's see if I can word this better this time.

Poll #1202840 Presidential Candidates' Candor

How likely do you think it is that Obama would make a public admission of error, faced with such?

Very likely
10(27.8%)
Somewhat likely
13(36.1%)
I don't know
6(16.7%)
Somewhat unlikely
7(19.4%)
Never
0(0.0%)

How likely do you think it is that McCain would make a public admission of error, faced with such?

Very likely
2(5.6%)
Somewhat likely
5(13.9%)
I don't know
6(16.7%)
Somewhat unlikely
18(50.0%)
Never
5(13.9%)
determined

gym notes

25 jumping jacks, 15 squat thrusts, 10 spider-man

back against exercise ball against wall, holding small medicine ball between knees, squat and lift somewhat heavy bar with arms extended

one foot on tall step, other on ground, dumbbells in each hand (5? 10? pounds). Kick up with other foot while pumping arms.

Soccer ball touches, 30 seconds

Up and over, 30 seconds (over the very low step)

Assisted pull-ups, sets of 10, with assist set to 200 pounds (spotter assists more on later ones)

Ab set (lying on back):
bicycle kicks
feet flat, crunch up, touch feet with alternating hands
feet off the ground, crunched up, big twists side-to-side with hands folded in front
turn over and plank for 10 sec, 10 sec, then 20 sec.

15 minute treadmill set, 3.2 for walks, 5.2 for jogs, 6.0-7.0 for sprints (15-30 seconds each sprint) Something like 6 sprints spread over those 15 minutes.