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« on: January 08, 2008, 08:42:26 PM »
The '08 US Presidential Election is heating up. Time to have a dedicated place to talk about it and other things going down in the political arena.

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Re: Politics
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2008, 08:44:29 PM »
Do you guys think that Hillary Clinton's crying helped her, hurt her, or did nothing?  Just wondering.

On one hand I can see it hurting her because it could be considered "weak". On the other hand, she is showing real emotion, something I have not seen much of from her. So my answer is "I don't know."
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Re: Politics
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2008, 09:39:58 AM »
It was a scheduled purging of the lubrication fluids for the servos of her image processing system. Duh.
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Re: Politics
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2008, 09:52:11 AM »
I hate politics.  A lot.
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Re: Politics
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2008, 12:52:55 PM »
Mostly I just don't know enough about them to feel comfortable contributing to a political discussion.
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Re: Politics
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2008, 12:54:43 PM »
I hate politics.  A lot.

Me too.  I doubt I'll be voting this year.  
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Re: Politics
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2008, 01:43:59 PM »
egads! That's the scariest thing I've heard. I'm a big proponent of voting, because in reality it is the only voice we have in government. Whether you think the candidate you like has a chance or choose to vote for the person you dislike least you are still sending a message that there are people out there that feel as you do.
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Re: Politics
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2008, 01:52:50 PM »
Don't get me wrong, I vote. And I follow enough to know who I'd vote for, I just don't know enough to talk at length about any of it.
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Re: Politics
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2008, 01:53:45 PM »
It's much better to vote for a third party candidate you believe in. The higher voting percentages get, the more candidates have to play to voters' interests in addition to lobbies. Also, it may seem insignificant, but getting the 5% for a third party would really be a big deal, as we do not have the structure right now to easily move into a three or more party system.
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Re: Politics
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2008, 02:00:28 PM »
I hate politics.  A lot.

Me too.  I doubt I'll be voting this year.  

In my country, it's illegal not to vote.

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