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Posted 10/5/16

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Well, hate to steal from Xxanthar but








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octorockandroll wrote:


Well, hate to steal from Xxanthar but










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1. Someone who is logical and reasonable
2. promotes science
3. promotes capitalism
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Posted 10/5/16 , edited 10/5/16

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That little comic might have had even a smidgeon of truth to it if it wasn't for the fact that Frederick the Great was a massive Francophile who actively despised everything German. His reaction to all this talk that the German national identity is being eroded by "dah ebul Moslums!" would have been a resounding "meh".


France is lost too, so I wonder how he'd feel about that. Not just because of Muslims but unchecked mass third world migration of military aged men with incompatible values to the west.





Well seeing as how Muslims are still a minority in France and most of these "military-aged men" are impoverished refugees with no weapons or training, he probably wouldn't have seen a problem (being the pragmatist that he was he probably would have conscripted them). Especially since France is also very heavy handed when it comes to enforcing secularism. Also just gonna throw this quote by him here:

“All religions are just as good as each other, as long as the people who practice them are honest, and even if Turks and heathens came and wanted to populate this country, then we would build mosques and temples for them”

Anyhow, on topic. My biggest issues when I voted in the recent federal election were probably

-Reviewing the TPP more carefully before we blindly charge in.
-Bill C51
-who can be trusted to competently manage the country.
-ensuring The House of Commons is balanced and no party holds a majority they can abuse (that didn't work out).
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1. Tells the truth

2. Supports the US Constitution

3. Doesn't support monopolization or socialism


So who am I voting for? No one!
I have emergency gear packed and several locations picked where I can travel discreetly into the woods with supplies and gear that will last long enough to create renewable resources for myself, my dad, girlfriend and several other friends that is separated from people....when your government gives up on the people then it is time to take things in your own hands, every country goes through revolutions, I mean the US did more than once and I will NOT be there when this happens because you will have to pick a side, so I choose my own way.


You know you can just move, right? That strikes me as a bit less extreme.



Move? Where hahaha! To move outside the US you need a visa and the process for such varies from country to country, not to mention the need to renew it yearly and also, what would happen when WW3 begins huh? Yeah any American in another country would be detained or sent to a US embassy and brought home so I'll take my chances in the woods, how do you think people used to survive before governments existed?
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Posted 10/5/16

Awesomecrispyjr wrote:


octorockandroll wrote:


Awesomecrispyjr wrote:

1. Tells the truth

2. Supports the US Constitution

3. Doesn't support monopolization or socialism


So who am I voting for? No one!
I have emergency gear packed and several locations picked where I can travel discreetly into the woods with supplies and gear that will last long enough to create renewable resources for myself, my dad, girlfriend and several other friends that is separated from people....when your government gives up on the people then it is time to take things in your own hands, every country goes through revolutions, I mean the US did more than once and I will NOT be there when this happens because you will have to pick a side, so I choose my own way.


You know you can just move, right? That strikes me as a bit less extreme.



Move? Where hahaha! To move outside the US you need a visa and the process for such varies from country to country, not to mention the need to renew it yearly and also, what would happen when WW3 begins huh? Yeah any American in another country would be detained or sent to a US embassy and brought home so I'll take my chances in the woods, how do you think people used to survive before governments existed?


I honestly cannot tell if this is supposed to be taken ironically or not.
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octorockandroll wrote:


Well, hate to steal from Xxanthar but










I laughed so hard yet I don't know what I am laughing at lmao.
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1) Trade, specifically TPP I don't want my job outsourced to some country practicing modern day wage slavery. Can't compete with people who practically work for free and with firms with zero environmental and worker protections.

2) Healthcare, Obamacare while doing some good for some people has made most healthcare policies more or less catastrophic due to high deductibles. It's making my parents dump astronomical amounts of money for health insurance compared to what they were paying years ago for worse coverage and obviously builds my resentment to it.

3) Debt Crisis/Economic growth, 20 Trillion in debt something major has to change since this is an unsustainable path.
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lol... being honest and respectful?

im sick of these 5-yr olds throwing tantrums. the five year olds in my classroom behave better than these geezers
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Sogno- wrote:

lol... being honest and respectful?

im sick of these 5-yr olds throwing tantrums. the five year olds in my classroom behave better than these geezers


Let's me honest, pretty much nobody is happy with the two candidates. We are stuck voting for the idiot we think won't screw up things more...
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First Amendment - FEC has voted twice this year to regulate political speech on the internet. It has been split 3-3 both times, with Democrats voting to restrict speech, Republicans voting to leave speech free.

Second Amendment – Hillary says she is not in favor of gun confiscation, but then points to Great Britain and Australia as models for how she wants to modify gun laws. In other words, gun confiscation.

Fourth Amendment – Police all over the country are abusing “Civil Forfeiture” laws to take money and property from citizens who have not been convicted of any law breaking. Democratic lawmakers see this as a great way to bolster police funds.

Tenth Amendment – In my opinion, 90% of what the government does is in violation of the 10th amendment. They are reaching in to every aspect of our everyday lives. Despite this, things that are actually under the jurisdiction of the federal government in the constitution, such as securing our borders, is treated as a nonsensical joke.

With the bill of rights under attack by our government, and Hillary VOWING to bring more liberal justices to the Supreme Court, no person who actually believes in the bill of rights should consider voting for her. She has already come out and said that she will use the court to take away more guns from Americans.

Will Trump make better selections? I don’t know. I hope so. But I know that Hillary will make the WRONG decisions.
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kevz_210 wrote:

2) Healthcare, Obamacare while doing some good for some people has made most healthcare policies more or less catastrophic due to high deductibles. It's making my parents dump astronomical amounts of money for health insurance compared to what they were paying years ago for worse coverage and obviously builds my resentment to it.



I've work in the healthcare field for several years now and I rarely (actually never) meet people who are proponents of "Obamacare". My mother is an administrator of a hospital in NY and she expresses more disdain for this law than anyone I know. Let's just say I have no plans of retiring in this country when I get older. I revoked my foreign citizenship when I was naturalized but I'll be appling for dual citizenship for financial reasons that would allow me to retire in my home country. Not because I like it but because retirement in the United States is fucking depressing and horrible.
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Hmm, just three huh, well crap...

Guessing if I had to choose just three I will go with:

1) Are they real? No seriously, F the media and F the Political Correctness BS, is the person who they say they are? Do they own past and present mistakes or deny it/cover it up. Because for me how a person acts when they are being critiqued and judged shows a lot about their character, strength, ability to deal with stress, and most of all their honor - or nowadays I guess that's referred to as "Can they be trusted?"

2) National Pride/Adhering to the Government System the official is beholden to aka Uphold the Constitution - Own the mistakes and failures of your country sure. Go around bowing down to everyone around the world like Obama has, HELL NO!!!! Own our mistakes. BUT DO NOT subvert the country you serve. Acknowledge our wrongs but do not back down and cower either. Not saying we need to rule the world or some BS like that but we need to dominate politically. Every country's leaders need to, its is LOOKING OUT FOR THE BEST INTERESTS OF THE COUNTRY (they serve). Period. And don't go power hungry and write endless executive orders and executive memos to bypass Congress every time things go too slow or don't go your way etc. Obey the system you were elected to run and lead.

Yes I know I did a twofer there but both are of equal importance to me.

3) Economy - FIX the economy. Balance the budget and stop the never ending spending problem our government has had for years now, create a reserve surplus if possible, stop this insanity of debt based currency that makes us vulnerable to every time somebody stops using our money to trade or dumps their accounts with us, and lower taxes thus incentivizing businesses to come back and do business within America again instead of chasing them out with high level taxes. Don't get me wrong I hate corporations and think the top 1 and 2 percenters get WAY WAY WAY TOO MUCH compared to the people actually doing the work they depend on to even have their businesses BUT THAT ISN'T something you can fix by taxing the hell out of corporations; THAT IS A MORALITY ISSUE. As a society we are sick. Our society I would argue has no culture but a culture of self destructive behaviors, greed, and cultural cannibalism. We divide ourselves into groups and fight with one another instead of being moral beings who uphold morality and scorn immorality. We praise things like Miley Cyrus and "reality" TV but scorn anything about morality and ethics.
So again because taxes don't fix immoral behavior on the part of CEOs and others in the social elite we can at least entice them into doing business here again which for us regular folks means jobs maybe even careers if the pay is good enough, sorry but we don't need 300 million doctors and lawyers, not everyone can be making six figure incomes but that doesn't mean they have to live in poverty either. Lower our taxes to levels that are below or competitive with the tax rates among other countries in the world and businesses instead of moving their HQ out of America MIGHT START COMING TO America.

Reason I placed it in this order is as follows:
Are they real, because if they aren't then they won't do what we would have hoped they would/why we voted for them anyways.
National Pride/Adhering to the Government System, because if they don't have pride for our country how can we expect them to look out for OUR interests? If they won't adhere to the system we elected them into then how can we trust them not to go rogue and forget why they are in office?
Last economy, because a lot of the problems we have stem from money issues: homelessness, poverty, poor education, crimes (namely theft), the glorifying of thug life and being "hard" and "tough", well if people can get jobs and decent paying to good ones they can actually afford to live off of WITHOUT NEEDING TO commit crimes then the glorifying of the thug life will hopefully diminish and we can begin repairing our broken culture to one of cohesion and helping people live better not "F the police" and "five finger discount" and other stupid crap. I mean understand as humans we suck, some of us do bad stuff JUST BECAUSE we want to. No rhyme or reason they wreck havoc for havoc's sake. But I would hope most of us, even those who do, do bad things, do what we need to survive and if no longer pitted at wits end we can return to being better as people and begin caring about more than just ourselves individually.
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Posted 10/6/16

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For me -


1. Party affiliation - I'm an independent but it's an easy way to see how one will vote or who they will nominate if put in a position of power.

2. The issue of abortion - Definitely my most important issue.

3. The issue of war - I'm a pacifist and I believe my elected officials should be too.


Abortion is also one of my biggest issues (I'm pro life), which is difficult because I lean left on basically everything except that. Even so I'd really like to vote Republican, but Trump is a maniac. (Nuclear war is not very pro life)
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1) The 1st and 2nd amendment.
2) Halting the waves of illegal immigrants and 'refugees'.
3) Putting American interests first instead of foreign interests.
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