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hidden agenda
written by Trad.a on Nov 04, 2008 11:45
For the Americans among us..

Get Out To Vote.

This is a historic election. America is at a fork in the road. America may either carry down the road it has been following since the dawn of this millennium or try the highway of change.
Plato said:
The price of apathy towards public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.
Here is the jist, what America does and who America is affects the rest of the world environmentally, socially and all the other -allys. An example of this is the current global economic nose-dive.

My country is having elections right now too. But I care a lot more about how America's will turn out. And that's because when Earth's superpower is at a crossroads: we all are. Also its because my country's politics are so low-key its cute.

That is all.

Yes, I thought about posting this in the WDC thread but I'm sick of not seeing new threads around here because of the said thread. If you don't like the thread topic then just discuss politics for all I care
doing pushups
written by Megagun on Nov 04, 2008 12:30
Ye gods, a Politics thread over at 0x44...
The world is surely going to hell now...

So, uh, yeah, do the right thing all those of you who live back in the 'states and are thus allowed to vote.
written by Cryoburner on Nov 04, 2008 16:15
Trad.a said:
America may either carry down the road it has been following since the dawn of this millennium or try the highway of change.
The real question should be whether that change is for the better or the worse. ; )

Seriously, the primary source of America's current economic issues is largely the result of the former administration. Not that the current administration is all that great, but much of what it's being blamed for are the results of policies put in place by those in office during the late 90s. What most people don't realize is that the actions of a given administration typically don't show their true effects until years later. Just because they might make it look as though they are doing good in the short term doesn't necessarily mean that those actions will have a positive effect years down the line.
hidden agenda
written by Trad.a on Nov 04, 2008 22:04
Cryoburner said:
Trad.a said:
America may either carry down the road it has been following since the dawn of this millennium or try the highway of change.
The real question should be whether that change is for the better or the worse. ; )

Seriously, the primary source of America's current economic issues is largely the result of the former administration. Not that the current administration is all that great, but much of what it's being blamed for are the results of policies put in place by those in office during the late 90s. What most people don't realize is that the actions of a given administration typically don't show their true effects until years later. Just because they might make it look as though they are doing good in the short term doesn't necessarily mean that those actions will have a positive effect years down the line.
I never thought of that. I guess I'm part of a generation that has only ever been politically-minded after Bush II came into office.

OK, watching the news coverage of the voting.. voting in the US looks so intense! Epic long lines, dirty tactics, riot police!?!
i do my own stun-- avatars
written by Albeyamakiir on Nov 05, 2008 02:48
Trad.a said:
since the dawn of this millennium
Which was only 8 years ago.
The sun is barely even poking it's head over the hills yet.
written by Deanfrz on Nov 05, 2008 02:56
Trad.a said:
OK, watching the news coverage of the voting.. voting in the US looks so intense! Epic long lines, dirty tactics, riot police!?!
WHAT WHAT WHAT!??!??!

I'm here in the good part of the world, AMERICA, and everything seems to sunshine and lollipops!

Ok, SARCASM lever seems to be stuck in the ON position....
That's fixed it:

Okay, so our media still isn't covering the riot police. But here in good ol' Tallahassee, Florida, lines were nonexistent where I was voting.

It's a B-GROUND state(the electoral college might confuse you UnAmericans, makes my head spin)
so I wasnt able to cast a ballot for a third party. But(like many of you) I'm scared to death of the old senile man who spent his most formative years in a prison camp(and his creationist running mate), so I'm sure most of you will think I did the right thing.
hidden agenda
written by Trad.a on Nov 05, 2008 04:21
Dear America,
Thank you for not screwing this up,
Signed, Trada
xox
i do my own stun-- avatars
written by Albeyamakiir on Nov 05, 2008 12:21
I'm not a very politically minded person (and I'm not American), but everyone seems to be being a bit silly about the whole affair. Really, at the end of the day, past the fact that he's a black president or the fact that it's a new party and whatnot, he's just another politician. Just another president. Sure, there's extremely little chance he'd be as bad as Bush, but other than that, he's a politcian. He will do what politicians do. But everyone is acting like he's some kind of superstar.
written by Rabidpotatoe on Nov 05, 2008 17:43
Well, I met a guy on PVK2 yesterday called Barack Obama The Demon Slayer, and I'll never think of him in the same way again.

Especially as I re-named myself John Mccain The Vile Demon and spent the rest of the round in an epic duel.
krush kill 'n destroy
written by Geekofdeath on Nov 05, 2008 22:17
Cryoburner said:
Trad.a said:
America may either carry down the road it has been following since the dawn of this millennium or try the highway of change.
The real question should be whether that change is for the better or the worse. ; )

Seriously, the primary source of America's current economic issues is largely the result of the former administration. Not that the current administration is all that great, but much of what it's being blamed for are the results of policies put in place by those in office during the late 90s. What most people don't realize is that the actions of a given administration typically don't show their true effects until years later. Just because they might make it look as though they are doing good in the short term doesn't necessarily mean that those actions will have a positive effect years down the line.
People are stupid, and all of us have to pay for their actions. No matter what a president actually does to an economy, they'll always be flushed down the toilet if they happen to be president at the wrong time.

Although this isn't saying that such a president has clean hands either.

Albeyamakiir said:
I'm not a very politically minded person (and I'm not American), but everyone seems to be being a bit silly about the whole affair. Really, at the end of the day, past the fact that he's a black president or the fact that it's a new party and whatnot, he's just another politician. Just another president. Sure, there's extremely little chance he'd be as bad as Bush, but other than that, he's a politcian. He will do what politicians do. But everyone is acting like he's some kind of superstar.
I'm of the same opinion. People make such a fuss about the fact that he's black. If he wasn't black, would he have been elected president?
rawr
written by Raptorjedi on Nov 05, 2008 22:28
Geekofdeath said:
I'm of the same opinion. People make such a fuss about the fact that he's black. If he wasn't black, would he have been elected president?
Yes, I think he would have. I think the fact that he is black had nothing at all to do with it, and it had everything to do with who he is. That's why he's going to be the president next year.
krush kill 'n destroy
written by Geekofdeath on Nov 06, 2008 03:20
I also neglected to say that the fact that the Republicans haven't been doing so well in the eyes of the people the past 8 years is also a pretty big reason.

It may well be that if he had not been black he would have still been elected, but that is impossible to say because that would change the very nature of the Universe and defy the laws of physics and the Universe would be totally different. Meh.
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