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Which book do you want to be the January book of the month?

Poll ended at December 24th, 2012, 8:51 pm

Two Cheers for Anarchism
13
13%
Assholes
6
6%
Singularity Rising
7
7%
no preference this month
77
75%
 
Total votes: 103

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Vote for the January 2013 book of the month

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Sorry for the late poll. Please cast your vote for the January 2013 book of the month. The poll will be open for 5 days from the time of this post. Whichever book has the most votes by then will be the January book of the month. You can click on the following links for more information about each book:

Two Cheers for Anarchism: Six Easy Pieces on Autonomy, Dignity, and Meaningful Work and Play by James C. Scott -- Ph.D. Political Science, Yale; Sterling Professor of Political Science and Anthropology at Yale University

Assholes: A Theory by Aaron James -- Ph.D. in Philosophy, Harvard University; Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of California, Irvine

Singularity Rising: Surviving and Thriving in a Smarter, Richer, and More Dangerous World by James D. Miller -- Ph.D. from University of Chicago; Associate Professor of Economics at Smith College
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the script which directed me to this poll, also deleted the post that I had written after I submitted it.
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Why isn't at least one of my nominations up? And why has no one answered my post about December? :( :? :cry:

-- Updated December 15th, 2012, 2:05 pm to add the following --

I'm not voting. Please get rid of the re-direct. It's quite fascist.

Scott, did you even consider my nominations?

And, WHY WAS THERE NO BOOK FOR DECEMBER?
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What is this interruption?
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How I'm I supposed to vote when I havn't read any?
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DeeElf wrote:Why isn't at least one of my nominations up?

[...]

Scott, did you even consider my nominations?
Your nominations will be posted in a poll for the February book of the month. They seem like interesting books. I didn't use them for this poll for January because I am already behind schedule so your books would get more attention with proper prep time, giving everyone enough time to get the book.

I have fallen behind on the book of the month program over the last 2 months due to personal issues -- some good, some bad -- which is why there was no vote or book for December and why the vote for the January book was late. I will work harder on keeping to the schedule in the future.

My apologies and thank you for your understanding!
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Scott wrote: (Nested quote removed.)

Your nominations will be posted in a poll for the February book of the month. They seem like interesting books. I didn't use them for this poll for January because I am already behind schedule so your books would get more attention with proper prep time, giving everyone enough time to get the book.

I have fallen behind on the book of the month program over the last 2 months due to personal issues -- some good, some bad -- which is why there was no vote or book for December and why the vote for the January book was late. I will work harder on keeping to the schedule in the future.

My apologies and thank you for your understanding!
Sorry I acted like such a jerk about it. Thanks for the update. I sincerely wish you good luck with your personal issues and wish you goodwill in general. Keeping my fingers crossed my personal issues don't prevent me from participating in February.
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My Topic is, "Stop directing me to a poll Topic" !!!!!!!
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