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Old 08-02-2013, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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Over one third of the voters this year were either dead, or born 100 to 120 years ago!!!!

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The opposition is saying it was an unfair election, maybe. However Mugabe would win in a fair election as well. Many support his policies and he is a liberation figure. The opposition has been bought and paid off. They're really not much better.
You are embarrassing yourself, go and do some reading.
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Old 08-02-2013, 04:29 PM
 
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The opposition is saying it was an unfair election, maybe. However Mugabe would win in a fair election as well. Many support his policies and he is a liberation figure. The opposition has been bought and paid off. They're really not much better.
Have you met anyone from that country? I have as my country has many people from that country that live here now. None of the Zimbaweans I met have said anything good about him. BTW the last person I know I spoken to about Mugabe from that country was a Black person from there.
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Old 08-02-2013, 08:48 PM
 
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It's clear he would do anything to win. Win in a fair election? Ya right. He wasn't about to take that chance. Too bad the thrill of the victory didn't kill the vile crook. Really too bad, it will be more of the same.
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Old 08-03-2013, 04:46 PM
 
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Have you met anyone from that country? I have as my country has many people from that country that live here now. None of the Zimbaweans I met have said anything good about him. BTW the last person I know I spoken to about Mugabe from that country was a Black person from there.
Keyword is they don't live there now. Those that do love the guy. He would win hands down in a free election or an unfree election.
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Old 08-03-2013, 08:00 PM
 
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He's also far from the only corrupt, dictatorial leader in Africa. People in the West tend to focus on him mainly because of the Forest Whitaker depiction and his move against the country's white farmers awhile back.
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Old 08-04-2013, 01:29 AM
 
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Keyword is they don't live there now. Those that do love the guy. He would win hands down in a free election or an unfree election.
Do you live there? Certainly not everyone that voted cast a ballot for Mugabe and a substantial number obviously do not love the guy. He would win in an "unfree election", on that I will agree with you.

No, he isn't the only corrupt one. I don't think most people in the west follow news on the African continent period. Regardless of the actor Forest Whitaker or anything about white farmers. Certainly there has been little news over here about the white farmers being murdered in South Africa. About the only thing people may have paid attention to was the condition of Nelson Mandela.
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Old 08-04-2013, 06:43 AM
 
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Keyword is they don't live there now. Those that do love the guy. He would win hands down in a free election or an unfree election.
He does have support of many people of his country yet the election was a fraud just like the previous elections:




The vote on Wednesday has been praised for passing peacefully, but local observers, the MDC and diplomats have said there were major irregularities with the electoral process. Key concerns include claims that up to 1m voters were disenfranchised, more than 8m ballots were printed for 6.4m registered voters and that thousands of voters were turned away from polling stations, particularly in urban areas where the MDC has previously drawn much of its support.

The Zimbabwe Election Support Network, a coalition of non-governmental organisations that had more than 7,000 observers deployed across the country, said more than 750,000 people were missing from the voters roll in urban areas. The MDC also repeatedly complained that it had not been able to see an electronic version of an updated voters roll, which would have enabled it to analyse the registration details.

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In addition no one that is a Zimbabwe citizen that lives outside the country is allowed to vote in the election either.
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:04 AM
 
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Say what you want about the man but he took back his country from the white man.His ignorance on how to run the country is the problem.
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:43 PM
 
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Say what you want about the man but he took back his country from the white man.His ignorance on how to run the country is the problem.
Seems to me that this mindset is the core of the problem. Because Mugabe is black, Zimbabwe is his country. But I disagree about his ignorance; he knows exactly how to run his country.

One of the features of the U.S. Constitution that made America successful is that originally the vote was restricted to land owners, or, as it may be said now, "those with skin in the game". That provision has been abandoned bit by bit until now, where we have the low information voters carrying the day very often.

Areas in America where voting is done by race produces poor results; I don't know why we would think anything would be different in Zimbabwe.

As it is, the only future in Zimbabwe belongs to Mugabe. The country has none. Shortage of electrical power, deforestation, HIV present in 25% of the population, corruption, and ignorance fueled by anger has doomed the country.
They are near beggars now, and I believe they will continue on that track.
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:55 PM
 
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These "elections" were a travesty anyway, so why bother talk about it ? it always make publicity for President -for -life Mugabe (the guy is 88 and clongs to power-it's insane!)
Oh and to the last white farmer : don't forget to turn out the light upon leaving-blimey , I forgot, there are no light fixtures anymore in what has become the broken heart of darkest Africa....
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