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Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by ninefivezero, Oct 30, 2012.

  1. ninefivezero

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    First off, it's totally awesome I was able to vote in the WA State election from freaking Livingstone, Zambia.

    Second, I voted for Obama, to legalize gay marriage and to legalize pot.

    It was a good day.

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  2. Commissar Smersh

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    You voted online?
  3. MSP

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    Of all the truly serious problems facing our country right now, those were your deciding factors?
  4. Sparky

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    Uh? These are some of the more pressing social issues that really divide the parties. They're also the ones that the MSM doesn't want to talk about.

    The economy? It doesn't matter who you vote for. But if you want to lose your civil rights, I mean hey... do whatcha want.
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  5. MSP

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    I don't like either party/candidate, just saying that to me those are pretty shallow reasons. And I really have a hard time associating pot legalization with the Civil Right stuff, sorta cheapens what is a legitimate and serious movement.
  6. Sparky

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    I mean, I see gay marriage and marijuana legalization as small strides towards a more logical and libertarian America. These are two things that a large percentage of the population are going to do anyway, not acknowledging it is a tremendous slap in the face by the stubborn older generation(s). It's not like they let us vote on bank bailouts. If we can make things like these legal, it's a step.
  7. MSP

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    I'm not really opposed to either really, just seems that we should be focusing our energy on the emergency stuff we're facing.
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    Emergency stuff? Like uh, hurricane relief? I don't really know what you mean, but whatever "emergency" stuff you're referring to is probably small picture stuff.
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    Economy, national debt. etc. And yes, those situations are emergencies.
  10. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    hold up, so when did i miss the annoucement that obama wants to legalize marijuana?

    btw, friggin awesome dude. but still, lol@voting.
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  11. Sparky

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    "Except for about a year during 1835–1836, the United States has continuously held a public debt since the US Constitution legally went into effect on March 4, 1789" [wikipedia]

    If you know something the rest of us don't, please fix this 223 year old problem. And the economy/job market is fucked because of the way society has progressed technologically (i.e. outsourcing, unions, and automation).

    It's not a quick solution, it's something that requires time, money, and patience. Yeah, I'm an unemployed college graduate with my frist student loan payments due in a few weeks, but I'm still optimistic. I've been through several promising interviews and it's only a matter of time before I get hired. There is no black and white answer to this problem, you just have to do the best you can to adjust with the shifting economic climate.
  12. MSP

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    Listen, obviously you have a different opinion and that's fine. But the current financial cluster fuck I think is a little higher on the urgency scale than getting you some legalized weed. I'm a little stunned that anyone would think otherwise.
  13. Sparky

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    I'd be a real asshole if that's how I really felt. Of course I'd put American prosperity over legal weed. It's just that the laws against marijuana and gay marriage are indicators to where we are as a society. If you want to live in a society that shuns people for asserting personal liberties of merely imbibing plant matter, or acting on the romantic feelings they were born with, that's on your ignorance.

    The point I was trying to make was that we've been in perpetual debt since the enactment of the US Constitution. Should we find ways to lower that debt? Absolutely! Should we do it in a manner that compromises the lives of American citizens, trimming off marginal parts of our budget (e.g. funding public television, supporting Planned Parenthood, Pell grants)? I don't think so.

    Do you think it's worth making a tiny dent in our deficit by creating a lower standard of American living?
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    If you re-read above I think you'll find I wasn't opposing your viewpoint, only the priority of those items compared to more critical ones. I doubt the United States could have developed the bomb and defeated the Nazis had they diverted time and energy at that same moment to also implement desegregation programs and foster diversity. You tackle the big items and chip away at the smaller stuff.
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    I think he was saying he voted for those three ballot items, not that he voted for Obama for the purpose of legalizing pot & gay marriage. He's listing, not explaining. He voted for Obama, he voted to legalize pot, and voted to legalize gay marriage. Right?
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    ^^^ Oh yeah, there was a comma in there, wasn't there. Ooops! And yeah, that's exactly where that sort of thing belongs - on a state ballot. The federal government fucks up most of the stuff it touches.
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    Can't wait to be done with the election this year. I work for a print/mailhouse, so all I've been doing is sending political mailers for a month straight. Some douche out here sent like 15 waves of postcards. Talk about desperate to keep your seat.
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    Well... that escalated quickly (in reference to the misunderstanding).

    Also putting my name into the hat for Obama. Mailed my vote by mail ballot a few days ago.
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    Some of the local races are getting tasty. In our small burg, someone who lives just off the main intersection erected a home-made wooden sign, nearly billboard size, that says:

    Don't vote for Sheriff Ron Peckman!!
    Stop Corruption Now!!



    (I heartily agree, btw)
  20. demonizeZ

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    No way in hell i would vote for the person who pretty much held the title "Leverage buy out specialist" aka Mitt. And him being the founding member of Bane. Yeah i will pass on this trash.
  21. Jackalope

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    Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos!

    Also, voting for GayJay. He's for legalizing drugs, and getting the government out of marriage altogether. As well as doing away with the TSA, bringing our troops home, cutting spending, and doing away with corporate welfare. Of course, those ideas are insane to everyone else, so he has no chance.
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  22. Commissar Smersh

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    I would like to have voted third party this time around because the O man is too centrist (slight right lean compared to the rest of the world) for me. However, with my state polling as tied I had to cast one more vote for O.
  23. mistawiskas

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    I'm still totally undecided. Every time Obama pisses me off, Romney counters with an unbelievably stupid move.

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  24. MSP

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    No doubt. It escalated oddly. Seems like everybody is in the mood for a fight lately, even when you generally agree with them.
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  25. mistawiskas

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    I sorta know that feeling.