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Old 01.11.2012, 05:33
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Re: US presidential election 2012

(for those of you who aren't familiar with Todd Akin, he's the one who talked about "legitimate rape" and how the body won't get pregnant from it: http://www.politico.com/gallery/2012...66-004779.html - he's polling far too well for my liking)
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Old 01.11.2012, 10:15
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Re: US presidential election 2012

I am wondering why he didnt get nobel prize for chemistry because his achievements in chemistry are at least as celestial as in bringing peace to this world.
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Has anyone mentioned that Obama (Nobel Peace Prize) has a kill list which includes U.S born citizens guaranteed due process and the fact that Romney agrees with this power? Where's the difference between these two? Oh wait, one comes in black the other comes in white, wow, democracy.
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Old 01.11.2012, 10:24
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(for those of you who aren't familiar with Todd Akin, he's the one who talked about "legitimate rape" and how the body won't get pregnant from it: http://www.politico.com/gallery/2012...66-004779.html - he's polling far too well for my liking)
wow.... I'd like him to explain a "legitimate rape", ... guess he goes by the saying, "when a woman says no, she really means yes" ... what a shitbird.
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Old 01.11.2012, 12:41
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Re: US presidential election 2012

I know we've gone all over the map since this thread started, but I want to bring it back around for a moment.

I have received some last-minute PMs and want to post a public response in addition to the private ones. That way hopefully I have the bases covered even if I am not logged on to answer PMs.

NO, you may NOT go to the embassy or consulate to vote now or on Tuesday. You can mail a ballot that you've already received, but you can't get a ballot.

WHY? U.S. elections are managed at the state and county (and in a few states, municipal) level. Each has its own ballot style, resolutions/propostions/amendments, and candidates. There is no way a consulate or embassy can possibly have every ballot for every situation. Therefore all ballots must be obtained directly from your county (or in rare cases, municipal) election official.

If you are not already registered to vote, odds are that you will not be able to vote in this election. Seriously, why do people wait until one week before the election to think about this stuff?

Many states require ballots to be returned before the polls close on Election Day. If you have not already mailed your ballot, it might not be counted.

If there are any other last-minute questions, feel free to post here or PM me. I will try to check regularly and help you as best I can.
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Old 02.11.2012, 00:07
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wow.... I'd like him to explain a "legitimate rape", ... guess he goes by the saying, "when a woman says no, she really means yes" ... what a shitbird.
Yeah, he's a character. Here's the video: http://www.politico.com/multimedia/v...-pregnant.html
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Old 02.11.2012, 09:30
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1. Under every stone lurks a politician.Aristophanes (450 BC - 388 BC), Thesmophoriazusae, 410 B.C.
2. Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.Douglas Adams (1952 - 2001), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
3. Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945), radio address, October 26, 1939.
4. A lie told often enough becomes the truth.Lenin (1870 - 1924)
5. Truly, to tell lies is not honorable;
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To speak dishonorably is pardonable.
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I agree 100% with 2.


Point 3 reminds me of Blanket Advertising.


4? Speaks for itself. Very popular in Australia.


5? Isnt a little revolutiuon from time to time a healthy thing?

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If you're voting in the US election, remember that even if you live outside the US, you have tobe registered to vote in a state, or protectorate (like guam). It's your state of residence, or the last address you held in the US.

Some states will allow you to request a ballot via email or fax, and send the ballot back via email or fax. We did our North Carolina votes this way using the federal write in ballot to vote for president, US senator and US house of representatives. Many states will allow you to submit a federal write in ballot electronically. In fact, for some states, you can register to vote and vote on the same write in ballot.

Two useful sites

www.votefromabroad.org
www.fvap.gov - where you can find out more about the federal write in ballot.
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Old 02.11.2012, 17:42
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Re: US presidential election 2012

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Note that your registration and the actual ballot are two separate pieces of paper that can be sent together, provided your state allows registration and voting at the same time. So don't worry that your name and address will appear on the same page as your vote for Obama or Romney.

Keep in mind the majority of states require you to be registered before you can request an absentee ballot, and you must have requested the absentee ballot before you can actually send one in. That includes the FWAB. FWAB is not in lieu of a traditional absentee ballot. It is a backup in addition to the traditional absentee ballot.

Just because you mail a FWAB it doesn't mean it will automatically get counted, especially if you A) were not registered and/or B) had not requested an absentee ballot.
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Old 02.11.2012, 18:29
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1. Under every stone lurks a politician.Aristophanes (450 BC - 388 BC), Thesmophoriazusae, 410 B.C.
2. Anyone who is capable of getting themselves made President should on no account be allowed to do the job.Douglas Adams (1952 - 2001), The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.
3. Repetition does not transform a lie into a truth.Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882 - 1945), radio address, October 26, 1939.
4. A lie told often enough becomes the truth.Lenin (1870 - 1924)
5. Truly, to tell lies is not honorable;
but when the truth entails tremendous ruin,
To speak dishonorably is pardonable.
Sophocles (496 BC - 406 BC), Creusa
1. Best not to go there...


I agree 100% with 2.


Point 3 reminds me of Blanket Advertising.


4? Speaks for itself. Very popular in Australia.


5? Isnt a little revolutiuon from time to time a healthy thing?

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Points 3 and 4 are BOTH correct, pt.3 in principle but pt.4
unfortunately only too often in political reality

Interesting news is that now, not only the Governor of New Jersey but also NYC Mayor Bloomberg supports Obama. Both declare to have been impressed by the superb crisis management of Obama.

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Old 02.11.2012, 20:59
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Romney has been really busy today, helping his community with much needed and essential emergency work - picking up and securing ....

'vote Romney' signs. Hurrah - glad he can get his priorities right in those difficult circumstances
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Note that your registration and the actual ballot are two separate pieces of paper that can be sent together, provided your state allows registration and voting at the same time. So don't worry that your name and address will appear on the same page as your vote for Obama or Romney.

Keep in mind the majority of states require you to be registered before you can request an absentee ballot, and you must have requested the absentee ballot before you can actually send one in. That includes the FWAB. FWAB is not in lieu of a traditional absentee ballot. It is a backup in addition to the traditional absentee ballot.

Just because you mail a FWAB it doesn't mean it will automatically get counted, especially if you A) were not registered and/or B) had not requested an absentee ballot.
Yes. It really depends on the state. We sent our fwab in with our registration request, thought we'd screwed up and contacted the board of elections where we vote. Found out that the fwab was accepted as our ballot and we were done.
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Thank you for this. Gave me a much needed giggle tonight
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3 more days. So ready to vote now, but I didn't have an excuse for early voting :-/
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3 more days. So ready to vote now, but I didn't have an excuse for early voting :-/
Generally you don't need an excuse to vote early. Sometimes you need an excuse to vote absentee, but that is becoming rare. Hope you are able to vote this time.
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Generally you don't need an excuse to vote early. Sometimes you need an excuse to vote absentee, but that is becoming rare. Hope you are able to vote this time.
I'm in Missouri and you can only vote early if you have a reason you won't be able to vote on election day... luckily, I can walk to my polling location and there's rarely a line. Im' just antsy
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Voted!! Now, I wait.
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Looking good for President Obama...

Hail Mary full of grace, help Barack win the race!
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Wow. If things keep going this way it's almost over for Mitt.
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Wow. If things keep going this way it's almost over for Mitt.
While I hope for an Obama victory, my dream-team would be
President Obama and Vice President Romney

Romney of course could join the Obama team as Foreign Minister or Minister of the Economy (Dept of Commerce) ..... this would be a first in USA history !
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