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    I like how there are some clear differing opinions between the Candidates in the USA unlike here in the UK.

    However I have no idea how anyone could be sane enough to vote Romney. The guy is a joke.

    Thoughts Krozar ??

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    Polarized country. People believe a LOT of bullshit.

    People don't even think for themselves. Just quote nonsense from somewhere else.

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    I also don't like the fact there are no limits on spending now.... I know it's always been the case that big companies/wealthy individuals could sway elections but now it's just gotten out of hand.

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    Much of the real campaigning comes from PACs anyways.

    Problem now is we don't know the source of a lot of bullshit because stuff gets spread onto Facebook and there are no regulations for that.

    I honestly wanted Ron Paul. He's a straight shooter and doesn't bullshit things. He pretty much had my vote the moment he talked about the US's War on Terror making the world less safe.

    Democracy is bullshit though. Each State has stringent requirements to get on the ballot. If you're not a Dem or Republican party insider, you won't get on the ballots. They made it harder after the 92 election when Ross Perot had a real shot.

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    Did anyone ever think maybe America is too big to have 1 president?
    Or maybe America is too big to begin with?

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    A President just for Mexicans?

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    lol

    Nah but seriously. Across the states there are (correct me if i'm wrong) a lot of cultural differences, differences in law and regulations, etc. that i feel the span of control may be too big for one government.

    Nice sig btw

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    They're pretty close in the public polls so far. I've heard that it may be a repeat Bush/Gore when one will win the popular vote (Romney) and the other the electoral vote (Obama).

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    Yeah but we tried that once and it led to a lot of butthurt. Come to find out all the growth-stunted lead-poisoned factory workers in the North were jelly over southern landowners. In fact the main reason they emigrated to the US was to buy land in the South but they were quickly shuffled off to the factory. There was a reason the boats weren't docking in the South lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by b@st@rd View Post
    Nah but seriously. Across the states there are (correct me if i'm wrong) a lot of cultural differences, differences in law and regulations, etc.
    Yeah, state governments do have a lot of power to run their state. Some things only the states can do; some things only the federal govt can do.

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    i sent my absentee ballot in the mail the other day. to be honest, i haven't been keeping up with the debates or campaigns, but i already knew in my mind who i was going to vote for. politics these days just seem like a distorted facade. it isn't about the people anymore, it seems more just about a party winning. the candidate for the party may not agree 100% with the party's ideals, but they have to represent it and say stuff to make the people vote for him and that party.

    on president or candidate will say they will uphold and adhere to their goals and beliefs in their campagin, but later down the line it could change anytime in their presidency.
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    I don't vote. I always know who I would vote for, but I don't complain if the other guy wins. Such is my trade-off for not voting.


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    I recorded the latest series of The Thick Of It and watched it earlier in the week and it was fantastic but also quite depressing. Politics in general can really get me down. There is too much BS and nonsense and right now in the UK it doesn't really matter who you vote for because everyone is so similar. I also hate the fact that people don't vote for who they want to, they vote strategically (that is probably different in the US when there really are only 2 choices).

    The other day I saw this:
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20163081

    I find that pretty disturbing, those huge HUGE amounts of money spent on essentially marketing. I do understand why it's "necessary" but I still find it sickening.

    The US is big place to govern and might seem like it's a lot for one person to do but like most equivalent roles in other countries I think you are essentially a front man and don't have that much control or involvement. I realise that I'm making big generalisations but it does feel like the UK just kind of plods along doing it's own thing. it's a huge machine and all the government can do is try to react and potentially steer it in one direction on a couple of points.

    On a side note: Yachi your sig looks like a mate of mine and everytime I see it I have to do a double take :/



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    Is this a bad mate? I can change the sig.


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    Who is that again in your sig?

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    No not a bad mate, you don't need to change your sig

    Guess who's going to see Coheed & Cambria in Manchester next week?



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    Politicians are always far too removed from the public for me to care enough to vote for any of them.


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    we're all voting obama right?




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    B@s: Singer of the band Unearth.

    Mongororor: Fuck you. I don't go to concerts anyways, though, I can't handle the crowds.

    Tammy: If I was voting, yes.


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    I'm starting to dislike crowds more and more. Though i used to see so many festivals and concerts it's insane.

    Cliche: Back in the days people and things were better.

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