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Re: Your vote
« Reply #15 on: August 02, 2010, 11:52:10 am »
Do you vote? - Yes
Will you vote? - Yes
If not, why not? - I wouldn't vote in a situation, where there's only (equally) bad options available.
Do you think voting is a civic responsibility? - Yes. Mandatory voting would be problematic, though. I think this civic responsibility includes the right to decide not to vote.
Do you think your vote matters? - Yes.
Should Independent voters be allowed to vote in primaries? - While I only know the basics about this system, yes.

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Re: Your vote
« Reply #16 on: August 02, 2010, 12:22:43 pm »
Do you vote? Yep.
Will you vote? Yep.
Do you think voting is a civic responsibility? Yes.
Do you think your vote matters? Yes. I know if I didn't vote then meh, no real difference. But the fact voting behaviour (especially voter fatigue) is a group issue, and that your own behaviour/values affect the world around you means yes I do.
Should Independent voters be allowed to vote in primaries? I suspect not, but could probably be persuaded otherwise.
If sheep entrails could in any way be related to the weather, i.e. sheep trails only originate where it rains, then you could use it as an accurate model for discerning what the weathers going to be like. Either, sheep shit makes it rain, or raining makes sheep shit. Sheep don't shit "randomly" sheep shit after they eat, it doesn't rain "randomly" it rains after water collects in the atmosphere.

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Re: Your vote
« Reply #17 on: August 02, 2010, 01:00:55 pm »
Yes
Yes
No
Yes-SWING STATE!
Yeah but they would have to pick which party to vote for? otherwise registered party people should get to vote in all primaries too

You would need to declare the primary you wanted to vote in.
which is practically the same thing as registering for a party

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Re: Your vote
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2010, 01:06:26 pm »
Do you vote?  Most of the time.
Will you vote?  Probably not
If not, why not? Local voters approve of lazy corruption, and the main opposition candidate's party is in a coalition government with the incumbent's party.
Do you think voting is a civic responsibility?  Sometimes.
Do you think your vote matters?  I know it doesn't.
Should Independent voters be allowed to vote in primaries?  LOL America.  The parties pick the candidates here from "centrally approved lists", either with minor input from the rank and file or with none at all, so you can suck it up or move abroad, hippie.

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Re: Your vote
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2010, 01:08:31 pm »
Is voting compulsory over there Cain?
- So the New World Order does not actually exist?
- Oh it exists, and how!
Ask the slaves whose labour built the White House;
Ask the slaves of today tied down to sweatshops and brothels to escape hunger;
Ask most women, second class citizens, in a pervasive rape culture;
Ask the non-human creatures who inhabit the planet:
whales, bears, frogs, tuna, bees, slaughtered farm animals;
Ask the natives of the Americas and Australia on whose land
you live today, on whose graves your factories, farms and neighbourhoods stand;
ask any of them this, ask them if the New World Order is true;
they'll tell you plainly: the New World Order… is you!

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Re: Your vote
« Reply #20 on: August 02, 2010, 01:09:37 pm »
Nope, about a third of the country, on average, don't vote at all.

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Re: Your vote
« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2010, 01:11:34 pm »
 :argh!:
Why does it feel like Australia is the only place were uninformed idiots are required to vote?
Which, a lot of the time, feels like the majority of the voting population  :cry:
- So the New World Order does not actually exist?
- Oh it exists, and how!
Ask the slaves whose labour built the White House;
Ask the slaves of today tied down to sweatshops and brothels to escape hunger;
Ask most women, second class citizens, in a pervasive rape culture;
Ask the non-human creatures who inhabit the planet:
whales, bears, frogs, tuna, bees, slaughtered farm animals;
Ask the natives of the Americas and Australia on whose land
you live today, on whose graves your factories, farms and neighbourhoods stand;
ask any of them this, ask them if the New World Order is true;
they'll tell you plainly: the New World Order… is you!

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Re: Your vote
« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2010, 01:15:31 pm »
Well, they could just not register.  My sister doesn't vote, for example, despite being an Australian citizen.  In fact, I know that over here there can even be some personal benefits in not registering, since electoral rolls are frequently sold to third parties, making you easy to track and solicit from.

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Re: Your vote
« Reply #23 on: August 02, 2010, 01:17:14 pm »
Yeah, my parent's forced me to enroll, because they were afraid we'd get fined if I didnt.
My god my parents are so fucking gullable.
- So the New World Order does not actually exist?
- Oh it exists, and how!
Ask the slaves whose labour built the White House;
Ask the slaves of today tied down to sweatshops and brothels to escape hunger;
Ask most women, second class citizens, in a pervasive rape culture;
Ask the non-human creatures who inhabit the planet:
whales, bears, frogs, tuna, bees, slaughtered farm animals;
Ask the natives of the Americas and Australia on whose land
you live today, on whose graves your factories, farms and neighbourhoods stand;
ask any of them this, ask them if the New World Order is true;
they'll tell you plainly: the New World Order… is you!

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Re: Your vote
« Reply #24 on: August 02, 2010, 01:23:29 pm »
My head doesn't want to wrap around mandatory voting.

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Re: Your vote
« Reply #25 on: August 02, 2010, 01:25:13 pm »
You can still spoil the vote, too.

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Re: Your vote
« Reply #26 on: August 02, 2010, 01:42:09 pm »
Oh, most of the time, I do just donkey vote, and write discordian things on the voting cards like "LAND RIGHTS FOR GAY WHALES" and make sure I number "666" in the "Family first" party box, but this year, the sex party are getting my vote, they're the only party I've seen that for the first time ever, I completely support in all their policies... and I'll be helping them out and volunteering my time to help out at the polling booths handing out "how to vote cards" and hitting on all the other volunteers there.  :mrgreen:
- So the New World Order does not actually exist?
- Oh it exists, and how!
Ask the slaves whose labour built the White House;
Ask the slaves of today tied down to sweatshops and brothels to escape hunger;
Ask most women, second class citizens, in a pervasive rape culture;
Ask the non-human creatures who inhabit the planet:
whales, bears, frogs, tuna, bees, slaughtered farm animals;
Ask the natives of the Americas and Australia on whose land
you live today, on whose graves your factories, farms and neighbourhoods stand;
ask any of them this, ask them if the New World Order is true;
they'll tell you plainly: the New World Order… is you!

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Re: Your vote
« Reply #27 on: August 02, 2010, 01:54:24 pm »
I wish these guys were still a party:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deadly_Serious_Party
It's not trolling, it's just satire.

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Re: Your vote
« Reply #28 on: August 02, 2010, 01:59:27 pm »
Do you vote?
Yes
Will you vote?
Yes
Do you think voting is a civic responsibility?
Yes
Do you think your vote matters?
Not always, I am in NY and we tend to swing the way I vote so... Plus, I am still bitter about the Supreme Court giving the 2000 election to Bush
Should Independent voters be allowed to vote in primaries?
I used to think yes, then this: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/08/alvin-greene-upsets-vic-r_n_605365.html He got in because Republian's voted him in the primary. WTF?

I really think that we need to move from the 2 party system to a 2 house system with one house elected as a Parliment and one house electing candidates directly.

Finally, as Jerry Garcia once said, "Choosing the lesser of 2 evils is still choosing evil." So, sometimes, even though I do vote I get really angry and bitter afterwards. I feel you can't complain about the shitty politicians unless you voted for or against them
I also believe that everything is false, even that statement and the one above it. Also, when you look into the abyss the abyss looks into you. Heck, the abyss sometimes winks and once it gave me the finger.

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Re: Your vote
« Reply #29 on: August 02, 2010, 02:05:01 pm »
Do you vote?
Yes
Will you vote?
Yes
Do you think voting is a civic responsibility?
Yes
Do you think your vote matters?
Not always, I am in NY and we tend to swing the way I vote so... Plus, I am still bitter about the Supreme Court giving the 2000 election to Bush
Should Independent voters be allowed to vote in primaries?
I used to think yes, then this: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/08/alvin-greene-upsets-vic-r_n_605365.html He got in because Republian's voted him in the primary. WTF?

I really think that we need to move from the 2 party system to a 2 house system with one house elected as a Parliment and one house electing candidates directly.

Finally, as Jerry Garcia once said, "Choosing the lesser of 2 evils is still choosing evil." So, sometimes, even though I do vote I get really angry and bitter afterwards. I feel you can't complain about the shitty politicians unless you voted for or against them

So, like Australia then... where most people think they're voting in a certain person but then (rarely, but as proven this year) they can just magically change who the head of the government is overnight without anyones approval?
- So the New World Order does not actually exist?
- Oh it exists, and how!
Ask the slaves whose labour built the White House;
Ask the slaves of today tied down to sweatshops and brothels to escape hunger;
Ask most women, second class citizens, in a pervasive rape culture;
Ask the non-human creatures who inhabit the planet:
whales, bears, frogs, tuna, bees, slaughtered farm animals;
Ask the natives of the Americas and Australia on whose land
you live today, on whose graves your factories, farms and neighbourhoods stand;
ask any of them this, ask them if the New World Order is true;
they'll tell you plainly: the New World Order… is you!