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Post » Thu Nov 06, 2008 11:51 pm

I wish politics in the UK was as interesting and inspirational as in America!
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Post » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:00 am

[quote="Ashley":1y8g1j1g]I wish politics in the UK was as interesting and inspirational as in America![/quote:1y8g1j1g]
yeah its Exciting , but vary little ever gets done. we just seem to move left and right, hardly ever forward.
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Post » Fri Nov 07, 2008 12:07 am

[quote="linkman2004":2s14dpea]I'd just like to point out that that map is all over the place.[/quote:2s14dpea]

That's why I emphasized the "on average" part.

Look, I'm not saying that everyone in the south is an idiot. I'm just saying there are more idiots in the south. On average. I have no control over why that is the case, I'm simply stating a fact, and drawing a correlation. It's not like I pulled those numbers out of my ass, that's the US Census Bureau's website.

And yeah, you could say that people who think Obama is a terrorist are "extremist," but in my book they're "idiots" as well because they believe in something that is patently untrue.
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Post » Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:44 am

[quote="Bartosh":wzlovoz2][quote="Ashley":wzlovoz2]I wish politics in the UK was as interesting and inspirational as in America![/quote:wzlovoz2]
yeah its Exciting , but vary little ever gets done. we just seem to move left and right, hardly ever forward.[/quote:wzlovoz2]

Yeah, this right here pretty much sums up American politics.
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Post » Fri Nov 07, 2008 6:14 pm

[quote="linkman2004":3gdd3tc6][quote="Bartosh":3gdd3tc6][quote="Ashley":3gdd3tc6]I wish politics in the UK was as interesting and inspirational as in America![/quote:3gdd3tc6]
yeah its Exciting , but vary little ever gets done. we just seem to move left and right, hardly ever forward.[/quote:3gdd3tc6]

Yeah, this right here pretty much sums up American politics.[/quote:3gdd3tc6]
yup, im canaidian, under 18 and i understand this, america has HUGE campaigns, that go on till people get sick of them, no one remembers what obama said on the 3rd week 2nd day 8th hour of his campaign, what a waste of money. most uneducated americans dont even care to listen to what they have to say, all they do is vote based on what their friends/family are saying and want a democrat cause they blame everything on bush right now (ALOT of whats happening was congresses fault, they passed no laws to control the banks lending in any way.)
anyways, what america needs is a reform, not a freaking president, i doubt much will change, infact i think with obamas poor track record, well see that he wont live up to what people thought about him, and then people will get mad. obama will be in worse position than bush is, because america is in a worse position than it was then.

america should stop wasting so much time and money on things like elections, here in canada we take about a month to elect our prime-minister. and we are in a very good position economically, with no debt. he does a good job and well, we didnt waste years and 10s of millions of dollars on the campaign.
link man speaks the truth, or at least thats IMO
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Post » Fri Nov 07, 2008 7:24 pm

Its not like he has a choice. Campaigns run that long here in America. That's just how it is. You can't blame the guy for running a long campaign. Yes, they could be much shorter, and yes, they should be, and hopefully some day they will be. But it's not Obama's fault they're not. And since he wanted to (and did) win, you can hardly blame the guy for spending so much money. And seeing as how he was given all that money in small amounts by people who expressly wanted him to use it to campaign with, well... that's exactly what he used it for.

As for regulation on bank loans... A good 50% of Americans (I won't name names) don't think there should be such regulations because that's just government interference in the free market.

Oddly enough, these are the same Americans who call Obama a socialist for wanting to reform taxes for the middle class because he's "spreading the wealth around," but see no problem whatsoever in using taxpayer money to perform a bailout on America's failing financial institutions. Ironic, or just plain hypocritical?
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Post » Fri Nov 07, 2008 11:34 pm

[quote="deadeye":2pary6va]hypocritical?[/quote:2pary6va]



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