REGISTER TO VOTE, NOW!

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    Sep 23, 2014 5:03 AM GMT
    That is if you're not already registered. It's online, quick, and easy.

    http://nationalvoterregistrationday.org/register-to-vote/

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    Sep 23, 2014 5:05 AM GMT
    Done!
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    Sep 23, 2014 5:11 AM GMT
    I'm not voting.
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    Sep 23, 2014 1:20 PM GMT
    Ravensong saidI'm not voting.


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    Sep 23, 2014 1:22 PM GMT
    if you dont vote dont be a good not to hear your opinion on things.

    most american elections are won my a slight majority so in a way your vote counts.
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    Sep 23, 2014 1:32 PM GMT
    Ravensong saidI'm not voting.


    I would normally berate you and tell you not to complain about things if you don't vote, but honestly I'm considering not voting myself this time around. It seems like no matter who I vote for, they always end up going back on all their promises the moment they win. I voted for Obama the first go-round because he promised to repeal the Patriot Act and give us back our privacy, but instead he did just the opposite. He strengthened the Patriot Act and has allowed the NSA to do whatever it pleases. When he ran for reelection I just couldn't bring myself to bother going to the polls. If politicians never do what they say they'll do, how are we supposed to feel confident in voting for anyone?
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    Sep 23, 2014 2:07 PM GMT
    Scruffypup said
    Ravensong saidI'm not voting.


    I would normally berate you and tell you not to complain about things if you don't vote, but honestly I'm considering not voting myself this time around. It seems like no matter who I vote for, they always end up going back on all their promises the moment they win. I voted for Obama the first go-round because he promised to repeal the Patriot Act and give us back our privacy, but instead he did just the opposite. He strengthened the Patriot Act and has allowed the NSA to do whatever it pleases. When he ran for reelection I just couldn't bring myself to bother going to the polls. If politicians never do what they say they'll do, how are we supposed to feel confident in voting for anyone?


    Why not vote for a third party? Democracy doesn't have to be a binary choice, you know.
  • Trontastic

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    Sep 23, 2014 2:09 PM GMT
    Oh yeah, you have to do that.

    I live in a country where voting is mandatory, so I forget people choose to do it sometimes
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    Sep 23, 2014 2:18 PM GMT
    Trontastic said
    Scruffypup said
    Ravensong saidI'm not voting.


    I would normally berate you and tell you not to complain about things if you don't vote, but honestly I'm considering not voting myself this time around. It seems like no matter who I vote for, they always end up going back on all their promises the moment they win. I voted for Obama the first go-round because he promised to repeal the Patriot Act and give us back our privacy, but instead he did just the opposite. He strengthened the Patriot Act and has allowed the NSA to do whatever it pleases. When he ran for reelection I just couldn't bring myself to bother going to the polls. If politicians never do what they say they'll do, how are we supposed to feel confident in voting for anyone?


    Why not vote for a third party? Democracy doesn't have to be a binary choice, you know.



    Good point. The third party in our country has zero chance of winning anything. It exists just to make people feel like they have another option. All it does is put you on the list for jury duty.
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    Sep 23, 2014 2:41 PM GMT
    Trontastic saidOh yeah, you have to do that.

    I live in a country where voting is mandatory, so I forget people choose to do it sometimes


    Yeah, that compulsory voting thing. Pretty fucked up.

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    Sep 24, 2014 2:11 AM GMT
    Let's have a protest!


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    Sep 24, 2014 2:26 AM GMT
    Ravensong saidI'm not voting.

    Why not? Are you not able to?

    I've voted every year for 45 years (I couldn't begin in the US until I was 21 back then), sometimes several times a year because of primaries, and also things like school board elections and other out-of-cycle specials.

    And often paper mail-in absentee, because of my military service.

    Being a citizen in a democracy means voting participation. It's your civic duty. Not legally mandatory in the US, but I consider it personally mandatory. So does my husband.
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    Sep 24, 2014 2:54 AM GMT
    I'm already a registered voter, and I will be voting in November.
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    Sep 24, 2014 3:52 AM GMT
    Art_Deco said
    Ravensong saidI'm not voting.

    Why not? Are you not able to?

    I've voted every year for 45 years (I couldn't begin in the US until I was 21 back then), sometimes several times a year because of primaries, and also things like school board elections and other out-of-cycle specials.

    And often paper mail-in absentee, because of my military service.

    Being a citizen in a democracy means voting participation. It's your civic duty. Not legally mandatory in the US, but I consider it personally mandatory. So does my husband.

    Because I'm disaffected. I am able to. I'm not going to. I threw my absentee ballot in the garbage.

    I don't like or trust my government. It's full of crooks, liars and outright traitors. A vote is an endorsement of a system I don't believe in.
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    Sep 24, 2014 3:54 AM GMT
    Ravensong said
    Art_Deco said
    Ravensong saidI'm not voting.

    Why not? Are you not able to?

    I've voted every year for 45 years (I couldn't begin in the US until I was 21 back then), sometimes several times a year because of primaries, and also things like school board elections and other out-of-cycle specials.

    And often paper mail-in absentee, because of my military service.

    Being a citizen in a democracy means voting participation. It's your civic duty. Not legally mandatory in the US, but I consider it personally mandatory. So does my husband.

    Because I'm disaffected. I am able to. I'm not going to. I threw my absentee ballot in the garbage.

    I don't like or trust my government. It's full of crooks, liars and outright traitors. A vote is an endorsement of a system I don't believe in.

    so you want a revolution? a protest? a movement?
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    Sep 24, 2014 4:35 AM GMT
    leafgreen said
    Ravensong said
    Art_Deco said
    Ravensong saidI'm not voting.

    Why not? Are you not able to?

    I've voted every year for 45 years (I couldn't begin in the US until I was 21 back then), sometimes several times a year because of primaries, and also things like school board elections and other out-of-cycle specials.

    And often paper mail-in absentee, because of my military service.

    Being a citizen in a democracy means voting participation. It's your civic duty. Not legally mandatory in the US, but I consider it personally mandatory. So does my husband.

    Because I'm disaffected. I am able to. I'm not going to. I threw my absentee ballot in the garbage.

    I don't like or trust my government. It's full of crooks, liars and outright traitors. A vote is an endorsement of a system I don't believe in.

    so you want a revolution? a protest? a movement?

    Well it would be nice to have a viable third parties. But that's not gonna happen so I just want the whole damn thing to come crashing down and the government replaced like Russia after the Soviet collapse.
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    Sep 24, 2014 11:26 PM GMT
    Ravensong said
    leafgreen said
    Ravensong said
    Art_Deco said
    Ravensong saidI'm not voting.

    Why not? Are you not able to?

    I've voted every year for 45 years (I couldn't begin in the US until I was 21 back then), sometimes several times a year because of primaries, and also things like school board elections and other out-of-cycle specials.

    And often paper mail-in absentee, because of my military service.

    Being a citizen in a democracy means voting participation. It's your civic duty. Not legally mandatory in the US, but I consider it personally mandatory. So does my husband.

    Because I'm disaffected. I am able to. I'm not going to. I threw my absentee ballot in the garbage.

    I don't like or trust my government. It's full of crooks, liars and outright traitors. A vote is an endorsement of a system I don't believe in.

    so you want a revolution? a protest? a movement?

    Well it would be nice to have a viable third parties. But that's not gonna happen so I just want the whole damn thing to come crashing down and the government replaced like Russia after the Soviet collapse.


    I think it'll implode soon.
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    Sep 25, 2014 3:04 PM GMT
    I am a conservative and I have voted in every election state and federal since I was 18.icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 25, 2014 5:53 PM GMT
    Politicians are typically lawyers and it's a given that they're sleazy.

    The secret is to vote for the ones that you hate the least. Better to have elected one you hate less than one elected that you utterly despise and loathe and will do more harm than good.

    And don't listen to their campaign promises. More often than not they're lies.

    I used to try and figure out which one would be better by listening to their campaign promises but I've realized that that's a waste of time. I just vote by party now. As a friend of mine once said, "The worst Democrat is always better than the best Republican."
  • venue35

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    Sep 25, 2014 7:07 PM GMT
    America has no communist party-so boringicon_twisted.gif
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    Sep 25, 2014 11:57 PM GMT
    Lumpyoatmeal saidPoliticians are typically lawyers and it's a given that they're sleazy.

    The secret is to vote for the ones that you hate the least. Better to have elected one you hate less than one elected that you utterly despise and loathe and will do more harm than good.

    And don't listen to their campaign promises. More often than not they're lies.

    I used to try and figure out which one would be better by listening to their campaign promises but I've realized that that's a waste of time. I just vote by party now. As a friend of mine once said, "The worst Democrat is always better than the best Republican."

    Democrats are terrible on immigration and border enforcement and that's my primary concern at this time. Most Republicans are not much better because they're doing the bidding of the Chamber Pot of Commerce. Only the hard line conservatives are tough on immigration. However I disagree with them on most social issues such as marriage, abortion and stem cell research. So that's my dilemma.
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    Sep 26, 2014 12:07 AM GMT
    venue35 saidAmerica has no communist party-so boringicon_twisted.gif

    I dunno, I worked in Berkeley, CA and there are plenty of card carrying communists there. Wouldn't surprise me if some of the city council members are communists.
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    Sep 26, 2014 2:05 PM GMT
    I only vote on propositions. Living in ca voting is academic.
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    Sep 26, 2014 2:07 PM GMT
    Ravensong said
    Lumpyoatmeal saidPoliticians are typically lawyers and it's a given that they're sleazy.

    The secret is to vote for the ones that you hate the least. Better to have elected one you hate less than one elected that you utterly despise and loathe and will do more harm than good.

    And don't listen to their campaign promises. More often than not they're lies.

    I used to try and figure out which one would be better by listening to their campaign promises but I've realized that that's a waste of time. I just vote by party now. As a friend of mine once said, "The worst Democrat is always better than the best Republican."

    Democrats are terrible on immigration and border enforcement and that's my primary concern at this time. Most Republicans are not much better because they're doing the bidding of the Chamber Pot of Commerce. Only the hard line conservatives are tough on immigration. However I disagree with them on most social issues such as marriage, abortion and stem cell research. So that's my dilemma.


    Exactly. And neither party gets a shit about this encroaching police state and 24 hour monitoring.