Here's my first blog post for night โ€“ I'm blogging from the CET time zone (6+ hours before people even start voting!). This is my Fb post, and I will be adding context info all day, then when the election starts at 1am (my time) I will blog the results. Not sure how late I want to do this however.

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: Seth Tobocman

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'...itโ€™s difficult to prove that incendiary speech is a direct cause of violent acts. But humans are social creatures โ€” including and perhaps especially the unhinged and misfits among us โ€” who are easily influenced by the rage that is everywhere these days. Could that explain why just in the past two weeks we have seen the horrifying slaughter of 11 Jews in a synagogue in Pittsburgh, with the man arrested described as a rabid anti-Semite, as well as what the authorities say was the attempted bombing of prominent Trump critics by an ardent Trump supporter?

You donโ€™t need to be a psychiatrist to understand that the kind of hate and fear-mongering that is the stock-in-trade of Mr. Trump and his enablers can goad deranged people to action. But psychology and neuroscience can give us some important insights into the power of powerful peopleโ€™s words...'
nytimes.com/2018/10/31/opinion

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