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How Far Are You Traveling For the Holidays?

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The same town
  3697 votes / 19%
Less than 10 miles
  944 votes / 4%
10-20 miles
  992 votes / 5%
20-50 miles
  1349 votes / 7%
50-100 miles
  1397 votes / 7%
Over 100 miles
  6730 votes / 35%
The party comes to me
  3869 votes / 20%
18978 total votes.
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  • Don't complain about lack of options. You've got to pick a few when you do multiple choice. Those are the breaks.
  • Feel free to suggest poll ideas if you're feeling creative. I'd strongly suggest reading the past polls first.
  • This whole thing is wildly inaccurate. Rounding errors, ballot stuffers, dynamic IPs, firewalls. If you're using these numbers to do anything important, you're insane.
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How Far Are You Traveling For the Holidays?

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  • Kilometers... (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 17, 2012 @12:01PM (#42314425) insensitive clod.

  • Re:Which holiday? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by cayenne8 (626475) on Monday December 17, 2012 @12:02PM (#42314433) Homepage Journal
    Err...the next approaching mainstream holiday coming up THIS month ...

    Familiar with Christmas?

    Overthinking things much?

  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 17, 2012 @12:08PM (#42314489)

    This has terrible ranges... First of all, wouldn't "less than 10 miles" be considered "staying in town?"

    I mean, 100 miles is only about an hour and a half of driving in the US... that's barely even considered "travelling" but rather driving to a neighboring town.

  • 100 miles? (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 17, 2012 @12:17PM (#42314587)

    That is a low threshold for the more than option. Should have the 1000 miles plus and maybe a km option. My vote is 100 plus but its over a thousand.

  • Re:Which holiday? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by cayenne8 (626475) on Monday December 17, 2012 @12:34PM (#42314759) Homepage Journal

    What is christmas? In our church of the invisible pink unicorn, the holy scriptures do not mention anything like this christmas you mention.

    Frankly, I've never thought of Christmas as a particularly religious holiday. To me, since growing up, it was about Santa Claus, Rudolph, the presents, family, food, fun...etc.

    Just the way I was raised, but I still have always loved Xmas and the good feelings it generally promotes.

    Geez, just because you have issues with religion, doesn't mean you have to act and ass and deride a holiday. Hell, if nothing is still an official US holiday, grounded in law. Why not enjoy the season?

  • Poll Suggestion (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Redbaran (918344) on Monday December 17, 2012 @01:41PM (#42315351)
    After looking at the replies so far to the poll, I think we need a poll like the following:

    My preferred way to respond to slashdot polls is to:
    a) Flaunt my superior intellect by finding some insignificant inconsistency in the poll that is only apparent to high functioning autistics such as myself
    b) Securely fasten my tin foil hat, then deride the slashdot editors for given in to "the man" and collecting marketing data from the "sheeple"
    c) Have my voice heard as a disenfranchised victim/minority who slashdot has completely ignored by not including as a poll option
    d) Go with the CowboyNeal option
    e) All of the Above

    Note: "Answer the poll like a rational adult" purposefully left out due to option C.
  • by Anonymous Coward on Monday December 17, 2012 @01:44PM (#42315383)

    I don't think there's any major city that's less than 100 miles of each other.

    and of course, I'm in city A while everyone i get along with is in city B.

    So, 100+ miles for me!

    Texas, nothing. This is true of pretty much anywhere in the US or Canada (except for New England) though in many cases "the next city over" might well be in the next state (province) over as well.

  • Re:Which holiday? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by Archangel Michael (180766) on Monday December 17, 2012 @07:49PM (#42319797) Journal

    Christmas is not mentioned in the Christian Bible, but Hannukah is. Hannukah is not mentioned in the Jewish TaNaK, but it is in the Christian New Testament (John 10:22-23).

    Guess which one Christians don't keep? Guess which one they do?

    Christians are keeping the pagan holy day (Sol Invictus, Saturnalia, winter solstice) contrary to what their scripture says (Jer 10). And if you tell them this, many already know, just don't care to stop keeping their traditions. Again violating their own "Master".

    Mar 7:9 And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the commandment of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.

    They have no excuse.

  • Re:Which holiday? (Score:2, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday December 18, 2012 @06:35AM (#42323739)

    Are you for real? Obviously the Jewish holiday is not mentioned in the Old Testament, just as the Christian holiday is not mentioned in the New Testament. Does that mean Jews should not celebrate Hannukah? Obviously not.

    Mark 7:9 doesn't refer to any holiday tradition - read Mark 7:1 to 7:8 to get some context there.

    Jeremiah is in the Old Testament. Jesus said to forget about the Old Testament and focus exclusively on loving thy neighbour. Christians do not have to follow Jewish scripture. And Jeremiah doesn't say don't have a Christmas tree anyway; it just says it won't do you any good if you do.

    They have no excuse.

    You follow your invented God, let the Christians follow theirs.

  • 0 miles (Score:4, Insightful)

    by Tom (822) on Tuesday December 18, 2012 @07:32AM (#42323975) Homepage Journal

    I'm not celebrating the holidays, and I'm quite sure there are tons of people like me. Some for religious reasons (muslims, buddhists, orthodox christians (who celebrate in January) or atheists), some because they hate the commercialism, some because they don't have a family or whatever else.

    For me, it's a mix of being an atheist so that kills the religious part of it, and hating the forced be-merry-today part (I'm merry when I feel like it, not because the calendar says so, thank you very much) and disliking the commercial gift-giving part (I give gifts when I want to, not because the calendar... you get it).

    Now I don't mind anyone else celebrating. Before you post any bullshit, no I'm not trying to take your xmas away from you. Celebrate all you like, all I'm asking for is one thing: Respect that not everyone does the same. Don't get on my nerves with it, don't treat me like an alien just because I don't celebrate, don't try to convince me otherwise, just accept it and move on.

    And that, strangely enough, seems to be a very hard thing to do for many people.

  • Re:Which holiday? (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Tsingi (870990) <graham.rick@g m a i l . c om> on Tuesday December 18, 2012 @09:17AM (#42324459)
    A. God doesn't exist.
    B. There isn't conclusive evidence that Jesus existed.
    C. Christmas, Yule, Saturnalia, Solstice, everyone can find a reason to celebrate. Which holiday = troll question.
  • Re:Which holiday? (Score:5, Insightful)

    by cfulton (543949) on Tuesday December 18, 2012 @03:19PM (#42328689)
    No conclusive evidence Caesar Augustus existed?? Money with his picture on it. Many, Many writers of his day recorded his existence. Buildings in Rome and the across the Roman empire have the fact of his reign carved into their walls. There is a tomb in Rome -- The Mausoleum of Augustus. And on and on and on. I mean really, he is mentioned in your bible: Luke 2:1 "In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree". There is in fact conclusive evidence Caesar Augustus existed.
    Jesus of Nazareth on the other hand is recorded only by ardent believers almost 100 years after his "death". I'm not saying he did or didn't exist, but trying to say that there is more evidence for Jesus than Augustus is only hurting you buy making you look uninformed or willfully ignorant.

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