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Old 05-06-2012, 07:35 AM
Location: Manhattan
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There's no excuse for bad government when you have the power to vote nearly anyone of any political persuasion in. IT'S OUR OWN DAMN FAULT.

And that would all be well and good if it were true, but it is NOT. It is a well crafted lie. We get the government that we are, de facto, GIVEN. And even those to whom it SEEMS power is given cannot act in any way other than the way they are commanded by those who give them money...and those someones are NOT the American people.

The fact that most choose to believe the propaganda of "free choice" just illustrates how thouroughly the propoganda is promulagated: daily, hourly, from out birth to our death.

Just as a study aid in the tiniest manifestation:
Did you choose Barack Obama as one of the two who MUST AND WILL be president?
Did you choose Mitt Romney?
So if, like most New Yorkers, you had no say in the selection of EITHER, how would you presume that there is any popular choice involved. How would one presume any SEMBLANCE of democracy in operation.

Having 6,418 make-believe people who are said to be running for president is only a smokescreen signifying nothing except to those too blind to see.
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Old 05-06-2012, 01:20 PM
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Originally Posted by Kefir King View Post
ramble ramble ramble ramble
Why People Believe in Conspiracies: Scientific American
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Old 05-06-2012, 07:10 PM
Location: Bordentown, NJ
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Originally Posted by Fred314X View Post
That would be the real solution, wouldn't it? But I suspect you know as well as I do that it's not gonna happen. Just take our last Presidential election as an example...

There was a lot of crowing in the media at the margin of President Obama's victory--a full million popular votes. One million of anything sounds impressive, but somehow they managed to gloss over the fact that 6.5 million (for Obama) and 5.5 million (for McCain) adds up to a somewhat less-than-impressive total of 12 million popular votes cast. In a nation of more than 200 million, that's an awful lot of people who couldn't be bothered to vote.

And Presidential elections usually have a higher turnout than local ones. Until people stop whining and start voting, nothing is going to change anywhere.
Please don't post completely fake numbers. Obama had 69 million to McCain's 59 million.
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