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Old 24.09.2012, 14:48
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Re: U.S. Presidential Election 2012

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Schumer is probably the last one I'd write to, he has only introduced legislation spefically tageting expat issues; believe he was the first to be elected to the Issac Brock Society's "wall of shame".



It is more of the priciple of the thing, rather than the act of going around and creating fake addresses to vote. If they are going to tax these types of citizens, then best give them the same rights under the law.
Yeah, I wouldn't contact Schumer either...but there are others on the committee


Now I got my ballot in the mail! So no need for the online verification...



Here are the candidtaes on my ballot for President and VP:

Barack Obama and Joe Biden (Democrat Party, Working Families Party)

Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (Republican Party, Conservative Party)

Jill Stein and Cheri Honkala (Green Party)

Peta Lindsay and Yari Osorio (Socialism and Lib Party)

Gary Johnson and James P. Gray (Libertarian Party)

Virgil Goode and Jim Clymer (Constitution Party)

And here, everyone is complaining that there are just 2 parties
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Old 25.09.2012, 12:35
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Last I knew, the persons of these territories were "US nationals" not "US citizens", there is indeed a distinction, legal and otherwise.
You are partially correct. There are varying distinctions among the territories. This is a generalization and there are exceptions:

Puerto Rico - Citizens. See the Jones Act, 1917.

Guam - Citizens. See the Guam Organic Act, 1950.

U.S. Virgin Islands - Citizens, unless they chose to maintain Danish citizenship. Original act of Congress was in 1927.

Northern Mariana Islands - Citizens. See the "Covenant to Establish a Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in Political Union with the United States of America, " signed in 1975 but not fully implemented until 1986.

American Samoa - Not citizens unless at least one or both parents are citizens (depending on certain conditions like residing in the States).

There are other territories too, but I'm covering the ones mentioned before.

An interesting point that you bring up, though - all U.S. Citizens are U.S. Nationals, but the reverse is not necessarily true.
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Old 25.09.2012, 16:29
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Re: U.S. Presidential Election 2012

I know this thread is essentially about voter registration, but seeing as it is the most active US election thread, I thought I'd throw this in.
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you should check out the fair and balanced process of vote registration in the US...
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Old 25.09.2012, 17:02
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I know this thread is essentially about voter registration, but seeing as it is the most active US election thread, I thought I'd throw this in.
Some one please tell me this is not true
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Re: U.S. Presidential Election 2012

Skulls and bones.

But i will vote to to play along

Inside jobs depend on the intelligence of the mass.
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Skulls and bones.

But i will vote to to play along

Inside jobs depend on the intelligence of the mass.
A difference it is in the Canton of Schaffhausen, where voting/electing is compulary . If you abstain without having handed in a credible justification you have to pay a fee

This, and possibly the point that the language to be spoken in the parliaments of the Canton and the City of Schaffhausen is standard-German and not dialect, helps to secure a fairly high participation
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Old 03.10.2012, 14:13
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Re: Romney won New Hampshire

Attack on Romney from working people, via their union,

http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/r...-election.html
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Old 05.10.2012, 00:57
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Saw parts of the debate. Romney played the smiling older gentleman but had to correct himself vary ofen and fairly often simply did not know what he was talking about. Maybe that many Americans like such a chap like GWB-jr. But witiin a few days or weeks people may realisie that Obama spoke about the truth and knew what he was talking about. The danger for Obama is of course that the USA have a nice tradition to act and voter for outdated faded great generals out of history and for outfaded greyed heroes from Hollywood and for former TX governors who find it diffficult to ehhhhhm....... conclude the begun sentence
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Old 05.10.2012, 01:13
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Re: US presidential election 2012

Obama was disapointing!I blame his absent minded behavior on the fact it was his 20th anniversery.Can you blame him
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Old 05.10.2012, 03:56
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Saw parts of the debate. Romney played the smiling older gentleman but had to correct himself vary ofen and fairly often simply did not know what he was talking about. Maybe that many Americans like such a chap like GWB-jr. But witiin a few days or weeks people may realisie that Obama spoke about the truth and knew what he was talking about. The danger for Obama is of course that the USA have a nice tradition to act and voter for outdated faded great generals out of history and for outfaded greyed heroes from Hollywood and for former TX governors who find it diffficult to ehhhhhm....... conclude the begun sentence
Wolli....Romney did a better job in that debate. I'm not even a party player and I'll concede that he simply did a better job in debating whereas even the Dems are agreeing that Obama merely phoned it in. One NPR station even said it looked as though Obama wanted to be anywhere but in the debate.

Romney is behind, particularly with the '47%' debacle, but if Obama doesn't show up and fight for it....who knows what will happen in November.
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Old 05.10.2012, 09:24
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Wolli....Romney did a better job in that debate. I'm not even a party player and I'll concede that he simply did a better job in debating whereas even the Dems are agreeing that Obama merely phoned it in. One NPR station even said it looked as though Obama wanted to be anywhere but in the debate.

Romney is behind, particularly with the '47%' debacle, but if Obama doesn't show up and fight for it....who knows what will happen in November.
and here you get to the question I cannot answer. Did this debate help Romney ? Sure, Obama looked as tired out as Jimmy Carter in his debate against R. Reagan. Just as J. Carter, Obama had all the facts and all the realities on HIS side and would have WON a debate between Reykjavik and Palermo by 80%, but he happens to be in the USA where the show counts and nothing else.
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and here you get to the question I cannot answer. Did this debate help Romney ? Sure, Obama looked as tired out as Jimmy Carter in his debate against R. Reagan. Just as J. Carter, Obama had all the facts and all the realities on HIS side and would have WON a debate between Reykjavik and Palermo by 80%, but he happens to be in the USA where the show counts and nothing else.
I have no dog in the 2012 Presidential hunt, but I simply cannot abide anybody saying anything even remotely positive about Jimmy Carter (especially in his role as a US President). people voted for Reagan in 1980 because (a) the economy was absolutely horrible, with inflation north of 13% and interest rates even higher, and (b) innocent Americans were being kidnapped overseas. yes, Reagan was one of the all-time kings of "the show", but Americans voted in 1980 on the basis of the facts.
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Old 05.10.2012, 12:15
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Re: US presidential election 2012

My poor thread has been hijacked again. Sigh.

I've seen highlights and read and viewed commentary. I think Romney clearly was more interested and prepared than Obama. Then again, he had to be. Obama had the luxury of looking bored because he's the one in the lead. Why not give Romney some rope, so to speak? Give him a chance to say something wacky and then attack.

Back on topic: Voter registration deadlines are starting to hit this week (yesterday was the first). If you are not already registered (U.S. Citizens only) and have now decided you'd like to participate in the electoral process, zip me a PM and I'll point you in the right direction.

Cheers! Can't wait for the next debate!
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Old 05.10.2012, 14:43
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and here you get to the question I cannot answer. Did this debate help Romney ? Sure, Obama looked as tired out as Jimmy Carter in his debate against R. Reagan. Just as J. Carter, Obama had all the facts and all the realities on HIS side and would have WON a debate between Reykjavik and Palermo by 80%, but he happens to be in the USA where the show counts and nothing else.
Yes, it helped Romney. Obama did nothing to point out *ahem* factual inconsistencies along with never even mentioning the 47% train wreck? The economy and jobs are leading this race as there are a lot of people out of work and out of work for a long time and very little of what Obama promised has been delivered. I think it is very VERY possible he'll lose to Romney.
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Old 05.10.2012, 15:19
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I have no dog in the 2012 Presidential hunt, but I simply cannot abide anybody saying anything even remotely positive about Jimmy Carter (especially in his role as a US President). people voted for Reagan in 1980 because (a) the economy was absolutely horrible, with inflation north of 13% and interest rates even higher, and (b) innocent Americans were being kidnapped overseas. yes, Reagan was one of the all-time kings of "the show", but Americans voted in 1980 on the basis of the facts.
Jimmy Carter was not a bad president - he was dealt a bad hand, just like Obama inherited a huge, steaming pile of manure from his predecessor. History has shown that the Reagan campaign was busy negotiating with the Iranian kidnappers in a way that the Carter administration could not (there are many restrictions when you are officially representing the US government). It was no coincidence that the hostages were release on the day that Reagan was sworn into office - this was orchestrated.

Jimmy Carter has shown in the years since his presidency what it means to be a statesman - he is by far one of the best ex-Presidents that the US has had in the past 50 years. After leaving office, Johnson, Ford, Reagan, Bush Sr., Clinton and (thankfully) Bush Jr. have simply retired or gone on speaking tours. Carter is still active, representing the UN and acting as an election observer all over the world.
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Jimmy Carter was not a bad president - he was dealt a bad hand, just like Obama inherited a huge, steaming pile of manure from his predecessor.
I have never known whether or not this story is true, but I like it and it fits anyway.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/0...-from-the-USSR
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I have never known whether or not this story is true, but I like it and it fits anyway.

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2009/0...-from-the-USSR
Good one CG,
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Yes, it helped Romney. Obama did nothing to point out *ahem* factual inconsistencies along with never even mentioning the 47% train wreck?
Probably fell into the dustbin with the "You didn't build that" remark.

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The economy and jobs are leading this race as there are a lot of people out of work and out of work for a long time and very little of what Obama promised has been delivered. I think it is very VERY possible he'll lose to Romney.
Like Carville said, its "the economy, stupid." Not that Romney is even worth voting for, but Obama has done such a poor job of delivering on anything he's promised, from debt/deficit reduction to job creation, to energy independence, to... well almost anything really. Obama has had his chance, did nothing, has whinged on that it isn't his fault and now he needs to go. I just REALLY wish there were a better option than Romney, because I don't think anything is going to improve in the US as long as we keep thinking Republican or Democrat, Democrat or Republican, Demican or Republicrat. The two-party system is part of the problem, I think.
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Re: US presidential election 2012

No comment necessary;

"A Republican congressman who sits on the science committee of the House of Representatives has dismissed evolution, the Big Bang theory and embryology as "lies straight from the pit of hell".

Paul Broun, who is a doctor, says that "as a scientist" he has found data that shows the earth is no older than 9,000 years and was created in six days. Mainstream scientific thought holds that the earth is 4.5 billion years old, give or take the odd millennia.

This committee was already subjected to scrutiny over remarks made by another member, the Missouri House representative Todd Akin.
Akin sparked outrage and ridicule this summer, after suggesting that it was "really rare" for rape to result in pregnancy. He said; "If it is legitimate rape, the female body has ways to try and shut that whole thing down,""

I just feel sorry for real scientists who have to go to this committee to get funding for projects. This committee has 40 members so I hope these 2 get lost in the general noise level.
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