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2003 23 Oct: Mike Haseler drums up support for House of Lords reform

Posted by kleroterion on Sunday, 20 December 2009

Mike Haseler “I am keen to find people to support Sortition for the appointments commission of the house of lords.”

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2003 16 Sept: Wainwright reports progress on lotteries for quango members

Posted by kleroterion on Sunday, 20 December 2009

Commons select committee on public administration’s report (July) on quangos included this recommendation: 

“strengthening diversity on public bodies would be to adopt the process of selection by lot”

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from 2003 15 Sept “Universities to pick students by lottery”

Posted by kleroterion on Sunday, 20 December 2009

Jon Fuller, director of admissions at Queen Mary College, University of London, explaining why he selects students with the help of a lottery.  

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From 2000: how the Kleroterians started:

Posted by kleroterion on Sunday, 20 December 2009

THE FIRST CONTACT: in 2000    From:  Conall Boyle  To Lyn Carson

I’ve just finished your book on Random Selection. [Lyn Carson and Brian Martin, RANDOM SELECTION IN POLITICS…

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new direction for Kleroterians

Posted by kleroterion on Wednesday, 16 December 2009

Thanks to some good work by Yoram in California, we have a new blogging site ‘equalitybylot.wordpress’. Soon we’ll all be able to post to this site as well as add our comments.

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Even little children get lottery picked

Posted by kleroterion on Sunday, 4 January 2009

  1. Lottery for Kindergarten places!
  2. [..] Parents of incoming kindergartners will be able to tour the CAPE (Camarillo Academy of Progressive Education) Charter School campus – including classrooms such as this second-grade class – during one of the upcoming pre-lottery tours. As a public school, CAPE cannot charge tuition and it may not discriminate in its enrollment process. First availability for classroom space in the 2009-10 school year goes to current CAPE students and their siblings, with the remaining spaces filled by a lottery which will be held in March. [..]
  3. Report from Ventura County Star Friday, January 2, 2009

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Japanese brewer unveils lottery for ‘Space Beer’

Posted by kleroterion on Thursday, 18 December 2008

Japanese brewer Sapporo in association with Okayama University biologists, have invented Space Beer created with barley plants grown inside the International Space Station.
Although not currently scheduled for sale to the public, 30 lucky couples picked by random lottery are set to sample the beer in January, 2009. Until then we’ll stay tuned to see if the space grown beer microbes yield any gamma ray-like super powers.
from: http://dvice.com/archives/2008/12/cosmic_booze_ja.php

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9/11 families (excluded by lottery) protest Guantanamo trials in letter

Posted by kleroterion on Thursday, 18 December 2008

NEW YORK – Two dozen Sept. 11 family members signed a letter Wednesday opposing the military trials of five men charged with orchestrating the terrorist attacks, and some suggested their opinions cost them a spot attending the proceedings. While the family members who attended this week’s proceedings at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba expressed support for the tribunals, “we also feel obliged to make clear that many of us do not believe these military commissions to be fair, in accordance with American values, or capable of achieving the justice that 9/11 family members and all Americans deserve,” read the letter, released by the American Civil Liberties Union. […]
Navy Cmdr. Jeffrey Gordon, a Pentagon spokesman, said Wednedsay that five family members were chosen through a random selection computer program to attend the proceedings from a pool of 113 people. Their selection was “based on what came through the computer,” not their opinions, he said. Each family member was allowed to bring someone, he said.

from:
http://www.newsday.com/news/local/wire/newyork/ny-bc-ny–guantanamo-sept111210dec10,0,6552492.story

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Lottery for Tickets for Obama’s Inauguration

Posted by kleroterion on Thursday, 18 December 2008

Monday, Dec 1, 2008 @10:25am EST

The deadline has come and gone to put your name in to Schumer’s statewide lottery for tickets to President-Elect Barack Obama’s presidential inauguration. The random selection process was devised by Sen. Chuck Schumer’s office.
Schumer says they received so many requests for tickets that holding a lottery was the only way to keep the selection process fair. Schumer’s office is giving out 350 tickets to the inauguration on January 20th.

Other Congressmen and women are holding lotteries as well. Congressman-elect Chris Lee is accepting ticket requests by phone or email. Congressman-elect Eric Massa is taking requests at (585) 425-4013.

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Boarding school places by lottery: Baltimore USA

Posted by kleroterion on Wednesday, 18 June 2008

(A graphic description of the psychological effect of being involved in a life-transfomative lottery. But you might find this article a bit patronising!!)

Hope in the Unseen By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN  

Every once in a while as a journalist you see a scene that grips you and will not let go, a scene that is at once so uplifting and so cruel it’s difficult to even convey in words. I saw such a scene last weekend at the College of Notre Dame of Maryland in Baltimore. It was actually a lottery, but no ordinary lottery. The winners didn’t win cash, but a ticket to a better life. The losers left with their hopes and lottery tickets crumpled.

The event was a lottery to choose the first 80 students who will attend a new public boarding school — the SEED School of Maryland — based in Baltimore. I went along because my wife is on the SEED Foundation board. The foundation opened its first school 10 years ago in Washington, D.C., as the nation’s first college-prep, public, urban boarding school. Baltimore is its second campus. The vast majority of students are African-American, drawn from the most disadvantaged and violent school districts.

Read the rest at: http://www.nytimes.com/2008/05/25/opinion/25friedman.html   25 May 2008

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