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19 yr old gamer becomes mayor!
Posted 5/27/08 , edited 5/27/08
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http://videogames.yahoo.com/feature/19-year-old-gamer-becomes-mayor-of-oklahoma-town/1215787

Like any red-blooded American teenager, John Tyler Hammons digs rock music, fast cars, video games and...fiscal planning?

Apparently so. The AP reports that the University of Oklahoma freshman trounced 70 year-old Hershel McBride to become the mayor of Muskogee, Oklahoma, making it the first city in the nation to be governed by a self-admitted gamer.

But while he could own any of his peers at Halo 3, the fresh-faced leader is turning his sights on cleaning up the town's politics by establishing an independent ethics commission and locking down campaign finance reporting.

"I'm sure the (city) council will work with me on these issues," he said. "I campaigned on this, and this is something I intend to push."

Tired of the same old political shenanigans, the townsfolk are backing their new man.

"He doesn't have the baggage. He doesn't owe anybody anything," said caf��© owner Gary Armstrong. "It's sort of a fresh start for Muskogee."

Best known as the subject of country legend Merle Haggard's 1969 hit "Okie from Muskogee," the unassuming city of 38,000 is considered the archetype of virtuous, small town America, a "place where even squares can have a ball."

And now, so can gamers.

i wanted to post this at general because it's not about a game it's about the gamer

:woot: gamers can have a good future too XD
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Tha'ts Bs >.>
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Hazeo wrote:

Tha'ts Bs >.>


WTH?

this is not /B/
Posted 5/27/08
wow hard to believe though....hmmm i wonder if that city will still be like up and running after a month....
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Ehhh.. people think so weird now a days... I wonder why -_-
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i wonder how the future hold for dis kid. will he bring good to the city or horror
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Hazeo wrote:

Ehhh.. people think so weird now a days... I wonder why -_-


next time try to type in something that make sense. . . i misunderstood what you typed
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LOL Thats fucking awesome. Maybe he'll actually do something right for the city unlike other shitty mayors.
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Wow... A young mayor...!! But he seems to be rushing stuff too much...
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He should implement a system where bills are passed by opposing parties duking it out TEAM SLAYER style.
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now a days, young adults are expanding the economy
and it seems like they have what it takes to make it...
my sister's classmate, who is only 18, he is already working and in no time, he'll be a billionair..
his family background stauts is those kind of rich people who owns big company..
he was in charged of disney on ice in america and so on.. people seeked to him for sponsor
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charcoalbaby wrote:

now a days, young adults are expanding the economy
and it seems like they have what it takes to make it...
my sister's classmate, who is only 18, he is already working and in no time, he'll be a billionair..
his family background stauts is those kind of rich people who owns big company..
he was in charged of disney on ice in america and so on.. people seeked to him for sponsor


wow now that's shocking story too bad

he had to do disney -_-
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kinda strange that a 19 yr old will be in charge of the police and a town. I would have figured there would be an age requirement
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Hazeo wrote:

Tha'ts Bs >.>


especially when its he associated press backing the article
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lucky guy, man that city is going to be so cool for teenagers.. lol
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