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OfflineRoseM
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I'm going to vote now...
    #3308729 - 11/02/04 12:55 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Tell me your voting stories, and I'll tell you mine... as soon as I get back.


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Re: I'm going to vote now... [Re: Rose]
    #3308741 - 11/02/04 12:59 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I've decided not to play their game and vote because this election is obviously fixed. Have fun.


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Re: I'm going to vote now... [Re: Rose]
    #3308744 - 11/02/04 01:00 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Don't forget your sticker


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OfflineRoseM
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Re: I'm going to vote now... [Re: Stein]
    #3308891 - 11/02/04 01:35 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Well, that was easy and painless.

Good thing I don't live in a battleground state.


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Re: I'm going to vote now... [Re: Stein]
    #3308902 - 11/02/04 01:37 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

The collective ages of the hundreds of old people at my polling place must have topped 56,000 years. Almost everyone was over 80. I think I only saw one or two people under 30 years old the entire time. I was happy though, It took me less than 4 minutes to get in and out and vote for Badnarik. I wont cry tonite when Bush wins, I'll keep dreaming of the day when I can move to Montreal. FUCKING CANADA ROCKS


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OfflineRoseM
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Re: I'm going to vote now... [Re: nanananotehead]
    #3308910 - 11/02/04 01:39 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I saw a lot of old folks too. Kinda' figured it was because I voted in the middle of a work day.


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Re: I'm going to vote now... [Re: Rose]
    #3308929 - 11/02/04 01:44 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I voted for Kerry but I live in Kansas so it doesnt matter.


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Re: I'm going to vote now... [Re: 1stimer]
    #3308942 - 11/02/04 01:48 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I live in NY, it doesn't matter for me either. Still, voting feels good.


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Re: I'm going to vote now... [Re: Rose]
    #3308970 - 11/02/04 01:57 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I have been spending so much time surpressing the vote that I hardly have any time to vote myself.


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Re: I'm going to vote now... [Re: JesusChrist]
    #3308972 - 11/02/04 01:58 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

:lol:


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Re: I'm going to vote now... [Re: Rose]
    #3308976 - 11/02/04 02:00 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I voted with all the old people. I don't think I saw a single person under 50 voting. Thankfully I remembered to wear my end social security t-shirt.


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Re: I'm going to vote now... [Re: z@z.com]
    #3308981 - 11/02/04 02:01 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I was by far in the way, the shaggiest person voting.


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Re: I'm going to vote now... [Re: Rose]
    #3308994 - 11/02/04 02:06 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

i just walked right in and voted.


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Re: I'm going to vote now... [Re: ]
    #3309099 - 11/02/04 02:27 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I voted for Badnarik a couple weeks ago by absentee ballot, so I just got to watch all the crazy Kerry kids here on campus. Every corner was filled with them. I couldn't resist but to heckle them and then see them flip out, it brightened my day.


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Re: I'm going to vote now... [Re: ]
    #3309127 - 11/02/04 02:33 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I voted for Cobb. I had to fucking write him in.

It was an extremely hard decision. I had been going back and forth between him and Badnarik over the past few weeks. On many many issues, I'm closer to the libertarian platform. I have a strong desire to see smaller government. I want public money to stop being spent on welfare. I want federal money to stop going towards healthcare and, to some degree, education. I think that Social Security is a disaster. I want to see federal taxes reduced by at least half for every American, though I still support a toned down income tax.

However... these issues are kinda far from where my I am in my life. For a long time now, I've been pursuing geology. And I got involved with the environmental side of geology about three years ago. I'm in love with the field and, if possible, intend to spend the rest of my life working in it. Naturally, I've become familiar with environmental issues and hold them as my highest political issue. And although I don't think it's our biggest environmental problem, I study ideas of global warming. Mostly because it coincides with geology nicely. I'm currently working part time as a research assistant with a marine science professor on a project to catalog salinity data off the coast of Canada. I think everyone should, on some level, become familiar with the science around the issues and learn what they can.

That being said... I've come to the conclusion that libertarianism has some of the worst environmental policies of any modern political party. I'm not saying these policies are diabolically evil. They're more like side effects of what is, in many ways, a beautiful ideology. A few of these effects are good. But the vast majority, even by the admission of most libertarians I've met, aren't good. The truth is, they're terrible. In many cases, such as global warming, the position of libertarians has been to deny the problem does or even could exist. And so, in some ways, that's what my vote boiled down to. I know it probably seems silly. But if I were a pathologist whose main priority in life was to study a potentially dangerous disease in hopes of finding a cure, I don't think I could vote for a president who not only doesn't support my work, but refuses to believe the disease exists.

There are other concerns I have with libertarianism as well. There are many areas where I think we need some sort of federal regulation in this country. One of my biggest is media ownership laws. Another is food and drug laws. I'm not going to support the FCC or the FDA. I simply think there needs to be something there... This all leads to something. I don't think libertarianism has every single base covered. I think that many people within the party will admit this. But there's little that can be done because of the party's rigidity. It's a philosophical ideal. It's a damn good one. But it's not perfect. And, unfortunately, it will be forever stuck in this condition. I've noticed that this has a tendency result in a sort of hubris, especially when it comes to the environment. Rather than admit to its problems, the libertarian party would apparently rather try to contort its ideals and pass the result off as a solution...

On the other hand, the party I voted for, the Green Party, is not even close to approaching perfection. In many ways, it's a total mess. But, the potential for improvement is there. I don't think there are many Greens in existence who don't want to reform certain aspects of their own party. As anyone could probably guess from my first paragraph, I'm nowhere near the Green stance on how to handle the economy in a moral way. However, on most other issues, I've been pleased to find that I'm in fierce agreement with the party. From corporate justice, to trade agreements, to drug laws, to the environment, to our civil liberties (though I'm closer to Badnarik when it comes to gun ownership).

Even though I don't consider myself a Green, all of these factors, combined with the general spirit of the party, eventually led me to vote for Cobb. But it was an extremely hard decision. And, to be honest, the whole process has left me feeling shitty. This was the first national election I've ever voted in. The experience itself felt good. Voting third party felt very good. But coming to terms with the whole thing afterwards really makes you think... Well, whatever. Let's all hope for the best.

:cheers:


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Offlineunbeliever
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Re: I'm going to vote now... [Re: Rose]
    #3309142 - 11/02/04 02:37 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I voted at about 6:30am this morning. It went nice and smooth. There were about 40 or 50 people there from when I got there to when I left. Pretty good turnout, way more than usual. No real story to relate, which I guess is good. We don't need or want scandal this time around.


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Re: I'm going to vote now... [Re: Rose]
    #3309300 - 11/02/04 03:22 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)



im registering to vote in a new district in my city while i hear a conversation between two polling staff-members...
" Who let this registration card through?"
"Why?"
"There's no new or old address writen on the card."
"Hmmm, that shouldnt have happened...."

that person easily could have voted multiple times today in other districts if he/she pulled this off successfully.
oh well, nothing could prepare those octagenarians for the onsluaght of people...
it took me me about 20 minutes of waiting in line to vote,
not bad i guess, considering it was pretty crowded at lunch time.


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Re: I'm going to vote now... [Re: Rose]
    #3309459 - 11/02/04 04:05 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

I just cast my ballot for Badnarik. I wasn't on the roster for some reason(apparently this happened to quite a few university students), so they had me fill out a paper provisional ballot. I voted Libertarian pretty much across the board except for State Senator, in which case there was only a Democrat and a Republican on the ballot. In that case, I voted for the Republican, just because I feel that California's legislature is far too liberal and could use some balance. I'm with Gijith when he says that voting third party felt very good. In 2000, I held my nose and voted for Gore. In this election, I actually walked away feeling good about myself and the choices I made.


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Re: I'm going to vote now... [Re: usefulidiot]
    #3309462 - 11/02/04 04:05 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Quote:

I've decided not to play their game and vote because this election is obviously fixed. Have fun.




then you have no right to complain - so stop posting here.


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Re: I'm going to vote now... [Re: Vvellum]
    #3309471 - 11/02/04 04:07 PM (12 years, 9 months ago)

Everyone has a right to complain. There's much to be said for the non-voting strategy, especially if you're not satisfied with any of the candidates.


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