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Old 06-27-2016, 01:11 PM
 
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It says a lot about our generation that when things look tough our first response is to flee. Not fight it out, or pull together to solve the problem. No, just run away. Its very depressing.

It says a lot about the older generation. I feel bad for the young people who voted to remain. They will have fewer job opportunities thanks to the old fascists.
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Old 06-27-2016, 01:15 PM
 
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Stuff the queen.
God save the Queen
She ain't no human being
There is no future
And England's dreaming

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Old 06-27-2016, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Canada
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It says a lot about the older generation. I feel bad for the young people who voted to remain. They will have fewer job opportunities thanks to the old fascists.
There was a 72% voter turnout overall. However in the 18 -24 year old age group, apparently only 36% chose to vote and be heard.
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Old 06-27-2016, 01:23 PM
 
Location: In transition
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Why is Fort McMurray larger than Chilliwack, BC or Leamington, Ontario?


New York City is larger than any city in the "warmer" regions of the U.S....
Let me rephrase the question... why does no polar tundra climate anywhere have large cities? Why is Antarctica not populated? And you can't tell me that there are no resources there for people... the polar regions have a lot of minerals and oil.
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Old 06-27-2016, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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There was a 72% voter turnout overall. However in the 18 -24 year old age group, apparently only 36% chose to vote and be heard.
That's depressing.
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Old 06-27-2016, 01:34 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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There was a 72% voter turnout overall. However in the 18 -24 year old age group, apparently only 36% chose to vote and be heard.
The generational difference in the results is very stark. The amount who wanted to remain over leave was a very large majority from 45 and under I believe. However, it was the oldest who came out the most to vote. Pretty sad that the youngest generation who will live with this result the longest didn't bother to let their opinion get heard.
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Old 06-27-2016, 01:37 PM
 
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That's depressing.
Not necessarily.


How many of the 18-24 year old truly understand the EU and how it works? How many understand the cost and benefit of leaving the EU? I'd rather see someone who don't have much information abstain from voting on important issues than see them voting based on some vague idea or media-fed ideology. Some voters would actually believe by quitting EU, Britain is essentially quitting Europe or stop trading with it. These people should not vote.


For me, low voter turnout among the young could be a good thing. If one is not interested and never knew about the issue, stay out of the decision.


This is why I always think in an ideal world, voters should pass certain knowledge exam in order to qualify to vote.
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Old 06-27-2016, 01:43 PM
 
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Let me rephrase the question... why does no polar tundra climate anywhere have large cities? Why is Antarctica not populated? And you can't tell me that there are no resources there for people... the polar regions have a lot of minerals and oil.
And also Atlanta, Houston or Miami don't necessarily have better climates than New York City. New York City has reasonably mild but distinct four seasons. It is surprisingly livable in terms of weather. Winter in NYC is A LOT bearable than in Toronto/Montreal.


Poor Canadians often think warmer = better weather, largely because they don't really visit Florida that frequent in the middle of July. Of course in the winter it sounds fantastic.
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Old 06-27-2016, 01:44 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Not necessarily.


How many of the 18-24 year old truly understand the EU and how it works? How many understand the cost and benefit of leaving the EU? I'd rather see someone who don't have much information abstain from voting on important issues than see them voting based on some vague idea or media-fed ideology. Some voters would actually believe by quitting EU, Britain is essentially quitting Europe or stop trading with it. These people should not vote.


For me, low voter turnout among the young could be a good thing. If one is not interested and never knew about the issue, stay out of the decision.


This is why I always think in an ideal world, voters should pass certain knowledge exam in order to qualify to vote.
I've been saying this for a long time.
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Old 06-27-2016, 01:49 PM
 
Location: Gatineau, Québec
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Let me rephrase the question... why does no polar tundra climate anywhere have large cities? Why is Antarctica not populated? And you can't tell me that there are no resources there for people... the polar regions have a lot of minerals and oil.
Well, few people live in the most extremely cold and most extremely hot climates.


In between, there is a range that is acceptable to a fair number of people. That's all I am saying.


Continental climates like you find across most of Canada are in the acceptable range for most people, even though you might not like them.


Russia has about 150 million people living in this type of climate. If you add in the former USSR (most of which has a climate to Canada's), that's 250 million people.
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